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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up-
An apparent decision tonight on where the new Roanoke County High School will go.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus students in Bedford County feared schedule changes- We'll find out what's happening.
A husband and wife are dead after an apparent murder suicide.
And you really don't have to say goodbye to Seinfeld.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good Evening.
A Bedford County man apparently killed his wife and then turned the gun on himself.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Police say 36-year old Robert Wells drove to his estranged wife's home, killed her and then fatally shot himself.
A drug to treat breast cancer in older women may be a lifesaver for younger women too.
We'll have the latest study results on Tamoxifin.
[SUPER=03-Portland, OR;]


Plus one small company shelled out one and half million dollars to advertise on Seinfeld.
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[SOT 03:40:06]
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((WE'RE A LITTLE COMPANY WITH BIG ASPIRATIONS I GUESS.))
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[ANCHOR=jEAN]


Join us for News 7 after 48 hours.

[County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#98-44 TC 7:46]
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It appears tonight that Roanoke County will not have to condemn property for a new high school.
County officials have apparently reached an agreement with the owner of the Woods End site on Farmington Drive.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Joe Newsroom]


Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom with more on tonight's development
[Live=Joe Full/nEWSROOM]
[SUPER=@joe1;]


Jean, there are still some details to be worked out, but tonight school board members confirm that representatives of the school board and of the owner have found some common ground.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Two weeks ago, the two parties were far apart... owner Charles Palmer said he wasn't interested in selling the scenic 70- acre site at the price the county had offered.
The county raised the prospect condemnation ,exercising the right of eminent domain, but the board delayed a vote in the hopes that an agreement could be worked out, and tonight it appears that one is imminent.
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[Live=Joe Full/Newsroom]


In a brief statement, school officials said that representatives of the two parties have reached an agreement subject to solving various legal requirements.
School Board Chairman Bill Irvin says that no one wanted to proceed with condemnation
[Double Boxes=ANCHOR/Microwave]


And Jean, tonight he says he is pleased that it now appears condemnation won't be necessary.

[Bedford-Murder]


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[TAPE#98-34 51:33]
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A Bedford County couple is dead after an apparent murder- suicide early this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Police say 36-year old Robert Wells drove to his estranged wife's home on Lazenbury Road armed with a rifle.
Wells then cut the phone lines and ordered his two children out of the trailer.. neighbors reported hearing a total of five gunshots.
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[SOT 13:53:52]
[IN Q=He asked them]

((LT. KENT ROBEY/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: HE ASKED THEM TO LEAVE, EVIDENTLY HE DIDN'T WANT THEM TO SEE IT OR DIDN'T WANT THEM TO GET IN THE WAY OF IT. SO THE TIRES WERE CUT ON THE TWO CARS SITTING OUTSIDE THE RESIDENCE. APPARENTLY HE DISABLED THE PHONE AND THE CARS SO SHE COULDN'T GET AWAY FROM HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Kent Robey/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00]
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[OUT Q=away from him.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-May 1994; :00]


This was not Wells' first brush with police.. he was arrested four years ago after abducting another woman at gunpoint.
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[B'ford-School]


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[TAPE#98-34 TC 1:03:41]
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The Bedford County School Board met tonight to decide the future of block-scheduling in local schools.
It's a system that was expected to raise test scores but, has failed to make the grade in at least one high school.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Stacey/Newsroom]


Stacey Martin is in the newsroom- Stacey- Tell us more about test scores-
[Live=Stacey Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@stacey1;]


Jean, recent test scores from Liberty High School showed 40 percent of the students ranked only within the fiftieth percentile nationwide.
But, most students said its the work ethic NOT the scheduling system that needs changing.
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[IN Q=Low test scores]
[SUPER=01-Keisha Miller/Liberty High School Student; :06]
[SUPER=01-Betty Earle/Bedford Co. School Board; :18]
[SUPER=01-Shirley McCabe/Bedford Co. School Board; :42]
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[OUT Q=at the school]

((Low test scores are a problem but according to these students block scheduling shouldn't be blamed.
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[SOT 19.20.32 - 19.20.37]
[IN Q=There are people]

((KEISHA MILLER/LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: THERE ARE PEOPLE AT OUR SCHOOL WHO DON'T WANT TO WORK. THERE ARE PEOPLE AT OTHER SCHOOLS THAT DON'T WANT TO WORK. THAT'S NOT OUR FAULT.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=not our fault.]


They pinned their support for the four period 90-minute class schedule but a few people needed more convincing.
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[SOT 19.05.28 - 19.05.36]
[IN Q=Test scores in]

((BETTY EARLE/BEDFORD CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: TEST SCORES IN AND OF THEMSELVES ARE NO BASIS FOR MAKING DECISIONS BUT THEY ARE CERTAINLY INDICATIVE OF A NEED TO SEARCH FOR ANSWERS.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=search for answers.]


In spite of their concerns most board members felt it was too soon to call it quits on block scheduling.
Meanwhile board members said little about accusations that board member Jim Fields physically and verbally abused a student while volunteering at Forest Middle School.
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[SOT 18.58.54 - 18.59.05]
[IN Q=I think it's]

((SHIRLEY MCCABE/BEDFORD CO. SCHOOL BOARD: I THINK IT'S JUST BEST THAT YOU DO NOT VOLUNTEER BECAUSE SOMETIMES YOU PUT YOURSELF IN POSITIONS AND IT'S HARD ON THE PEOPLE THAT ARE IN THE BUILDING WITH YOU.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=building with you.]


Fields is no longer volunteering at the school.))
[Live=Stacey Full/Newsroom]

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Stacey, what about the search for a new Superintendent how is that going?

[Live=Stacey]


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[Tomb-Unknown]


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The casket of the Vietnam War "Unknown" is now at a lab-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Arlington;]


The remains were removed today from the Tomb of the Unknowns- so new DNA testing can be done-
The government hopes modern science will give this unknown a name-
It's believed the remains are that of Air Force pilot Michael Blassie-
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[SOT 04:04:46]
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((PAT BLASSIE/SISTER: WE WANT TO BRING HIM HOME. WE WANT TO BRING HIM HOME TO ST. LOUSE. WE WANT TO PUT HIM TO REST.))

((MUSIC))
[SUPER=01-Pat Blassie/Sister;]
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[OUT Q=music.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Blassie family should know if the remains are Michael's in two to three months.
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[Tamoxifen]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=JJA]
[TAPE#net b]
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A drug to treat breast cancer in older women- may be a potential lifesaver for much younger women too.
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[VO-NAT]


A study in the journal Lancet says Tamoxifen could save another 20 thousand lives a year worldwide.
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[SOT 03:58:37]
[IN Q=]

((DR. CLIFFORD HUDIS/SLOANE KETTERING CANCER CENTER: UP UNTIL NOW DOCTORS HAVE BEEN VERY CONSERVATIVE IN THEIR USE OF TAMOXIFEN IN YOUNGER PATIENTS. IF THEY NOW INCREASE THEIR USE BASED UPON THIS DATA IT COULD SAVE SEVERAL THOUSAND LIVES A YEAR IN NORTH AMERICA ALONE.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Clifford Hudis/Sloane Kettering Cancer Center;]
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[OUT Q=North America Alone."]
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[VO-NAT]


37 thousand women took part in the study.
It found that when taken for five years along with standard treatments, tamoixifen prevented one in six women with hormone sensitive breast cancer from relapsing- and one in twelve from dying.
In the past doctors did not believe Tamoxifen would help younger patients because of their higher hormone levels.
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[Tobacco-Planting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#98-31 59:35]
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Southside tobacco farmers are catching up on their planting this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Scottburg;]


Recent rainy weather has put them about two weeks behind.
There are still wet and muddy spots in the fields--
--but growers and migrant workers are taking advantage of the break in the rain to get tiny bright leaf plants in the ground.
Tobacco experts say the infamous El Nino may be to blame for this unusually long wet weather season.
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[SOT 23:20:35-:53]
[IN Q=We've had wet periods and]

((LARRY MCPETERS: WE'VE HAD WET WEATHER PERIODS AND PERIODS THAT CAME THAT WERE NOT CONDUCIVE TO GETTING LAND READY AND TOBACCO IN THE GROUND. BUT IT DIDN'T BEGING SO EARLY IN THE FALL. WE USUALLY HAD A BREAK WHERE WE COULD GET THESE THINGS DONE BUT IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S STAYING WITH US THIS YEAR.))
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[SUPER=01-Larry McPeters/VA Cooperative Extension Agent;]
[OUT Q=with us this year.]
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[VO-NAT]


Barring any more weather problems, Southside tobacco should be ready to harvest by the end of July.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

[Tease1]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Coming up,
Seinfeld may be saying good-bye to N-B-C, but he's not leaving Channel 7 for years to come.
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[VO-NAT]


And One small company spends a million and a half to advertise on Seinfeld- so are owners betting the farm?
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[SOT 03:41:26]
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((NOT THE FARM MAYBE PART OF THE CROP. HA HA HA. ))
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[OUT Q=ha ha ha.]
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We'll tell you about this company's decision to think big.
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[Mideast-Peace]


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Violence in the Middle East.
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((NAT SOUND SHOTS ETC. ))
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[VO-NAT]


Young Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops-
Israel's army claims its soldiers only fired when their lives were in danger- but at least eight Palestinians were killed- including two children.
Stones flew- so did tear gas and rubber bullets- apparently taking the place of dialogue.
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Meanwhile an attempt to restart peace talks has ended.
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu finished talks without a breakthrough.
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[Clinton-Intern]


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Should Secret Service Agents should be required to testify in cases involving the President?
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Prosecutor Kenneth Starr says yes- He told a judge agents have no authority under the law to refuse to testify.

But a Justice Department lawyer argued the safety of the President is at stake-
Federal Judge Norma Johnson must make the decision.
She said today she does NOT understand how the president would be harmed if agents are required to cooperate in the Monica Lewinsky probe.
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[4-Power-Line]


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[TAPE#98-39 TC 19:44]
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[****Note Anchor TAG***]
What power line opponents lack in funding-- they make up for with hard work and a lot of determination. [**DISSOLVE TO FULLSCREEN POWER STRUGGLE**]
Teresa Hamilton introduces us to members of the grassroots organization FORCE in the fourth part of our special series "Power Struggle".
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[IN Q=If you ]
[SUPER=01-Joyce Smith/FORCE President; :00]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :14]
[SUPER=01-Delbert Jones/Power Line Opponent; :45 Quick!!]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; :54]
[SUPER=01-William Dougherty/Power Line Opponent; 1:17]
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[IN Q=If you come ]

((JOYCE SMITH/FORCE PRESIDENT:IF YOU COME DOWN TO IT, PERSONALLY IT WOULD INVOLVE LOSING MY HOME, MY LAND, THIS LAND HAS BEEN IN MY HUSBAND'S FAMILY FOR GENERATIONS. )) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=for generations.]


Joyce Smith lives in the Norris Run community near Blacksburg.
These days she spends much of her time as President of FORCE-- one of the newest grass roots organizations opposed to A-E-P's proposed high voltage power line.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Like I say]

((JOYCE SMITH/FORCE PRESIDENT: LIKE I SAY, IT NEVER BOTHERED ME THAT I BECOME PRESIDENT OF FORCE, I'VE HAD SUCH A GREAT COMMITTEE WORKING WITH ME THAT IT'S REALLY MADE MY JOB EASIER. )) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=job easier.]


William Dougherty and Delbert Jones live near Smith and are two of the group's most active members.
Jones has a personal stake-- if the preferred route is chosen it will take his home.
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[IN Q=For you]

((DELBERT JONES/POWER LINE OPPONENT:FOR, YOU KNOW, THEM TO SAY WE SIMPLY NEED IT HERE OR WE'RE GOING TO BE THREATENED WITH BLACKOUTS-- THERE'S A LOT OF REASONS THAT'S NOT THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE. )) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=alternative.]

[TAKE SU]
Active opposition groups also exist in Giles, Bland and Tazewell counties...
All rely on donations and the occasional grant--
But despite a limited budget-- they've found creative and economical ways to funnel their message. [END SU]
One way Dougherty and his wife were able to do this-- was through a newsletter.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We found out]

((WILLIAM DOUGHERTY/POWER LINE OPPONENT: WE FOUND OUT FROM TALKING WITH JOYCE THAT SHE'D ALREADY ARRANGED A MEETING, SO WE JOTTED THAT DOWN BY HAND AND PUT THEM IN MAILBOXES. )) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=in mailboxes.]


The newsletter is still delivered the old fashioned way and group meetings held regularly.
In the meantime-- the group has expanded its lobbying methods.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We started]

((DELBERT JONES/POWER LINE OPPONENT:WE STARTED A LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN, LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, WE HAD A MEMBER OF OUR GROUP START A WEBSITE AND THAT'S BEEN A TREMENDOUS HELP IN GETTING INFORMATION OUT.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=information out.]


FORCE has also spent limited money on brochures and newspaper ads-- as well as cards which double as badges. [NAT SOUND]
FORCE's power should not be doubted-- after all the group COPE and others played a significant role in defeating A-E-P's last preferred route. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


Tomorrow Teresa will talk with power line supporters.

[Tease2]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Instead of pushing for funds, one local charitable health organization is pulling for the money....rope and all.
That story coming,
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[VO-NAT]


Plus...
You've heard of mountain biking, but what about river biking?
It's a ride on the wet side you won't want to miss.
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[Tug-Tots]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=98-40 29:56]
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16 local businesses will be trying to pull each other down tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-May 1997; ]


Only one group will be left standing when it's all over, but each team will be winners to the children they're helping.
The Child Health Investment Partnership has collected 16-thousand dollars for low income children to get medical care.
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[SOT ub 10 05 29]
[IN Q=We have differnt]

((JEAN GLONTZ/CHIP:WE HAVE DIFFERENT COMPANIES ENDING FAXES TO ONE ANOTHER...THE COMPETITIVE SPIRIT IS THERE BUT I THINK THAT THEY ARE ALSO KEEPING IN MIND THAT THIS IS FOR CHILDREN.))
[SUPER=01-Jean Glontz/CHIP; ]
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[OUT Q=children]
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[VO-NAT]


If you want to cheer on your favorite local business, the charity tug of war starts tomorrow at noon at the River's Edge Complex soccer field.
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[Gem-Club]


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The 7th Annual Roanoke Valley Gem, Mineral and Jewelry show rolls into the Salem Civic center tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bradshaw;]


Roanoke's Mineral and Gem club will be on hand cutting open (Gee-Odes) Geodes and showing off their handy work.
Bradshaw resident Van Wimmer is a member of the group. He has a "rock" solid knowledge of stone polishing and creating wire sculpture settings.
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[IN Q=There's so few]
(11:59:45)((THERE'S SO FEW PEOPLE THAT DO THIS SCULPTURE, INTERESTING ENOUGH YOU GET USED TO LOOKING AT DIFFERENT ARTIS

TS WORK AND YOU CAN IDENTIFY THE ARTIST THAT DID THE WORK))
[SUPER=01-Van Wimmer/Mineral & Gem Club;]
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[OUT Q=did the work]
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[VO-NAT]


Clear your "slate" and learn more about Wimmer's hobby tomorrow on News 7 Mornin'
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[Seinfeld]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-36 36:24]
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The show about nothing will live on in syndication well into the next century.
Tonight N-B-C aired the last orginial episode of Seinfeld.
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[VO-NAT]


But, in a few months you won't be able to catch George, Kramer, Elaine and Jerry on N-B-C.
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[SOT 15.43.02 - 15.43.07]
[IN Q=After September WDBJ]

((MIKE BELL/WDBJ PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR: AFTER SEPTEMBER WDBJ WILL BE THE ONLY PLACE YOU CAN SEE SEINFELD IN THIS TV MARKET.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Bell/Programming Director]
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[OUT Q=this TV market.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The show will continue airing every weekday at 7 p-m and every Saturday night at 11-35.

Shortly after the year 2000, the show will expand to 7-days a week. [Ad-Seinfeld]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=JJA]
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It cost one and half million bucks for an Ad on tonight's Seinfeld.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Portland, OR;]


That's BIG cash for a small company- but the folks at Gardenburger decided it's worth it.
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[SOT 03:40:29]
[IN Q=]

((AD: YUM GARDENBURGER. THE BURGER WITH NO MEAT. GARDENBURGER PRESIDENT: MY FIRST REACTION WAS HOW MUCH IS IT?))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=how much is it?]
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[VO-NAT]


Lyle Hubbard decided to go for it- advertising his veggie burger to the Seinfeld masses.
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[SOT 03:41:43]
[IN Q=]

((SO IN ONE IN THIRTY SECOND SPOT UP TO NINETY FIVE MILLION PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT GARDEN BURGER SO IF A FEW GO OUT AND BUY WERE' IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE.))
[SUPER=01-Lyle Hubbard/Gardenburger President;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=pretty good shape.]
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[VO-NAT]


Gardenburger is the smallest company to advertise on TV's big event.
Since it announced it's Seinfeld ad- the company's orders have gone up- along with the stock.
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[Forecasts]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


check out the dapper left hander looking like Robin Reed playing out of the sand yesterday during the first round of the NIKE Dominion Open in Richmond.
The player is none other than former tennis great Ivan Lendl, who has aleasy had aspirations of being pro golfer.
Check out this putt from the southpaw curl right in the bottom of the cup. He hot very few of those though carding a nine over 81. He's in dead last place after the first round.
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[S-RVD]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jkr]
[TAPE#=SP-6]
[GRAPHIC=High School Baseball]


The Franklin County Eagles take on the William Fleming Colonels in Rocky Mount for the RVD Championship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/Fleming vs. Franklin Co.;:00]


Fleming upset Cave Spring yesterday to reach the championship game and the Colonels were ready to play.
Fleming wastes no time getting started in the top of the first inning as catcher J.R. Word drills this shot in to center scoring Roy Welcher, putting the Colonels on the board 1-0.
The Eagles were right on their tails though. Pitcher Bobby Basham grounds this double to left as Casey Eanes makes the turn and ties the score at one all.
In the same inning with the bases loaded, Franklin County's Brad Dalton is hit by this pitch, heads to first, and Jason Arrington strolls in to home bringing the score to 3-to-1.
And the Eagles kept them coming. Todd Gronewald grounds this ball to the third baseman who bobbles it and Justin Hall charges in to score from the corner.
[SUPER=34-Franklin Co./12/William Fleming/2;]


Franklin Co. wins the Roanoke Valley district tournament title 12 to 2.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-8]
[GRAPHIC=Soccer]


The Blue Ridge District tournament championship field is set. Blacksburg will meet William Byrd in the title game today on the Terriers home field at 7:30.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/Cavaliers vs. Indians; :00]


In the semi final opener in Vinton; Blacksburg took on Lord Botetourt. The Indians took a early lead and then when Br
ian Eisenbach turned and fired this shot [SUPER=34-Blacksburg/4/Lord Botetoturt/0;]in; Blacksburg was out in front by t

wo goals with seven minutes left in the first half.
The Cavaliers goalie Derek Springer was tested early and often; here he turns away another Indians assault.
Blacksburg's Braden Powell would score the Indians fourth goal of the night with 25 minutes left and B-burg wins it 4-zip.
[SUPER=04-Spartans vs. Terriers;]


In the other semi final; Jeff Highfill's Terriers battled Salem in a tight game.
the contest was physical; watch Spartan goalie Andy Gray have a meeting of the minds with a Terrier. [SUPER=34-Wil

liam Byrd/2/Salem/0;]Byrd goals by Aaron Murray and Bret Hamlett put salem in the desperation mode and the gap was closed to one on this tally..but it is called back. Byrd advances with a 2-nothing win.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-4 42:14]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


The Virginia Cavaliers baseball season is over. The Cavs were sent home from the ACC tournament this afternoon in Durham.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Durham, NC/Wolfpack vs. Cavaliers; :00]


The Cavs and senior Ryan Gilleland, the former Jefferson Forest star, were hoping to extend their season at least another day against N.C. State.
And they would jump out to a one to nothing advantage in the bottom of the fourth.
But State got runs in the 5th, 6th and 7th, including the game winning hit a homerun from Brad Piercy.
Virginia loses for the second straight day 4-to-1, failing to get the key hits and leaving 10 runners stranded.
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[IN Q="we had...]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Womack/UVa Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=...never got it."]
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[S-NCAA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-3]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA SOFTBALL]


The women's NCAA division three championship got off to a rousing start yesteroday at the event's defending champ, Simpson College was upset.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Storm vs Muskies; :00]


In the first game of the day the Storm faced the Muskies of Muskingum.
All-American Kelly Schades got off to a rough start in the top of the first Muskingum's Heather Shingary takes this pitch over the centerfield wall for a two run homer to give the Muskies the lead.
Then in the top of the fourth Shingary again takes it deep off Schades this time a three run homer over the left field wall to make the score 5 to nothing Muskies.
Schades, who came into the game with a zero point 33 earned run average settled down in the bottom of the fourth
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striking out the side but Muskingum goes on to win it 5 to 2.
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1995 national champ Chapman beat Cortland 8-to-nothing. Wisconsin Stevens Point also won.

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The NBA playoffs have the night off, but a big trade has taken place involving the Wizards and the Kings.
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The Wizards send troubled forward Chris Webber to the Sacramento Kings and in exchange they get two very good players.
All-Star Mitch Richmond is headed to DC after spending the past seven with the Kings.
The Wizards also get Otis Thorpe, who is still an explosive forward.
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Still to come tonight on the Big 7, WCW highlights from New Hampshire as we Dust off an oldie but a goodie.
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And Cowboys' quarterback Troy Aikman talks about his recent bout with cancer.

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The Dallas Cowboys have had more than their share of turmoil to deal with in the past few years, but today the team got some good news.
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Troy Aikman was back on the practice field this morning after having a cancerous mole removed from his left shoulder late last week.
He says he doesn't necessarily want to be the poster child for skin cancer awareness, but he does want to make sure people are aware of its danger.
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Aikman says he did not have any pain throwing the ball today and hopes to be good as new in a week or so.
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And finally tonight we head to New Hampshire as the WCW set up shop up north tonight.
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And at one point it looked like they also had slipped into a time warp.
Former heavyweight champ Dusty Rhodes, the American Dream, came out and teamed with Kevin Nash to beat Public Enemy with the elbow drop.
Later the Giant, Kevin Nash, and Sting all played a little game of musical chairs inside the ring.
As you know that is called cheating.
WCW on WDBJ Saturday at Noon.
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