[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Eric]

[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=NewsHd]
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A serious accident in Bedford County sends one person to the hospital...
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[VO-NAT]


And a Roanoke teen center tries to break the cycle of drug and alcohol abuse through spiritual guidance.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Head]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In Sports, Morgan Shepherd leads second round qualifying at Michigan The N-H-L Stanley Cup Playoffs resume in Washington tonight.
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[VO-NAT]


And Mark McGwire put on a show in batting practice today before the Cardinals took in the Arizona Diamond Backs.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Andrew]
[SS=None]

Just a few more showers and storms out there.
Later on tonight, we'll dry out nicely.

forecast details ahead.[Bedford-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A traffic accident in Bedford County seriously injured an 18-year old woman police believe may have just graduated from Liberty High School.
It happened along Langford Mills Road around 1 p-m.
Authorities say she was apparently speeding down a curve when she lost control of her car, and rolled down a 50 foot embankment.
Police say the teen suffered injuries to her chest.
She was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital by Lifeguard 10.
A 20-year old man and two boys in the car had minor injuries.
Police are not releasing the driver's name and her condition is not known.

[Fire-Folo]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-34; 98:34]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


A 40-year old man has apparently been charged with arson in connection with a fire that left seven families homeless in May.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 5;]


The fire broke out around 3 a-m at West Creek Manor apartments on Westside Boulevard in Roanoke.
Officials at that time described the fire as "suspicious".
According to published reports, a grand jury recently indicted Phillip S. Holland for arson.
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[Tultex]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=NET]
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Tultex is cutting back on its operations by selling a major part of its business.
The activewear maker will get more than 84 million dollars for Logo Athletic.
The company says it expects to lose money on the deal, but will reduce its debt by 78-million dollars.
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[VO-NAT]

[CUT FROM 97-94]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/File Tape;]


Tultex will now focus on its other lines-- Track Gear and Discus Athletic.
Track Gear's line of apparel focuses on NASCAR.
It was started two and a half years ago in conjunction with racing legend Richard Petty.
Discus Athletic focuses on collegiate athletic apparel.
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[Camp-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-41; 42:30]
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Roanoke County's Parks and Recreation Department is one step closer to re-opening a summer site that's popular with local youngsters.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Camp Roanoke was shut down in 1985 after its buildings fell into disrepair.
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[SOT=12:06:19]
[IN Q=IT REALLY WAS]

((ELMER HODGE/ROANOKE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR; IT REALLY WAS IN TERRIBLE CONDITION. THE ROOF WAS CAVED-IN. THE WINDOWS WERE OUT. THE BUILDINGS WERE REALLY JUST UNUSEABLE. WE WERE GOING TO BULLDOZE THE PROJECT TO PREVENT FURTHER VANDALISM. AND PARKS AND RECREATION SAID LET US HAVE A TRY AT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator; :00]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=try at it.]
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[VO-NAT]


The U-S Marines and Navy Seabees performed nearly 300-thousand dollars' worth of renovations on the camp.
It was part of the military groups' training and the county's effort to raise funds for the "Rekindle the Glow" campaign.
Crews still have to install a new pool, pave the parking lot and build a bathhouse before completing the renovations.
The former YMCA facility is being restored for use as a residential camp.

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[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-42; 30:14]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Breaking the emotional and physical dependency on drugs and alcohol can be tough for addicts.
But, a new crises center in Roanoke is turning to a higher power for better results.
David Johnson has more on the Appalachain Teen Challenge Center.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We at the]
[SUPER=01-Jim Nickels/Teen Challenge Executive Dir.; :02]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :15]
[SUPER=01-Damon Graham/Teen Challenge Student; :58]
[SUPER=01-Jim Oyler/Teen Challenge Student; 1:08]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:14]
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[OUT Q=djo, News7.]
[SOT=10:39:46]
[IN Q=WE AT TEEN]

((JIM NICKELS/TEEN CHALLENGE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; WE AT TEEN CHALLENGE, WE ADDRESS THE PHYSICAL COMPONENT, THE PSYCHOLOGICAL COMPONENT, AND WE ALSO ADDRESS THE VOCATIONAL COMPONENT. HOWEVER WE GO ONE STEP FURTHER THAN MANY OTHER PROGRAMS IN THAT WE ADDRESS THE SPIRITUAL COMPONENT.))
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=SPIRITUAL COMPONENT.]


Those guidelines along with a regimented and disciplined schedule helps students overcome their drug and alcohol addictions.
Appalachain Teen Challenge, Incorporated is a community-based ministry that acts as a crisis referral center here in Roanoke.
The program gets help from everyone from law enforcement agencies to church pastors.
[SOT=10:42:26]
[IN Q=WE PROVIDE CRISIS]

((NICKELS; WE PROVIDE CRISIS COUNSELING BOTH ON A PERSONAL AND A GROUP LEVEL. WE ALSO DO SUBSTANCE ABUSE SEMINARS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS AS WELL AS STREET AND JAIL EVANGILISM.))
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[OUT Q=JAIL EVANGELISM.]


Nickels says the program is about healing and is designed for those who want help.
As part of their process participants have to admit that what they did was wrong and dedicate themselves to their own recovery. [NAT-SOUND]
[RUNS=06]
[SOT=10:35:19 - 10:37:12]
[IN Q=I WAS IN A]

((DAMON GRAHAM/TEEN CHALLENGE STUDENT; I WAS IN A MENTAL HOSPITAL BEFORE I CAME TO TEEN CHALLENGE. THROUGH PRAYER AND THROUGH THEIR GUIDANCE, GOD WAS ABLE TO PUT MY LIFE TOGETHER. AND NOW I HAVE HOPE AND I HAVE A FUTURE TODAY BECAUSE OF TEEN CHALLENGE.)) ((JIM OYLER/TEEN CHALLENGE STUDENT; THIS HAS GIVEN ME A GREATER FOUNDATION OF TRUTH IN ORDER TO BUILD A NEW LIFE.))
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[OUT Q=A NEW LIFE.]

[STNAD-UP/] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THE AVERAGE STAY FOR A MAN AT TEEN CHALLENGE IS TEN TO 14 MONTHS. THE SUCCESS RATE? A DOCUMENTED STUDY INDICATES THAT 86-PERCENT OF MEN WHO COME THROUGH THIS PROGRAM REMAIN DRUG AND ALCOHOL FREE. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.))
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[Tease#1]

[HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Eric]
[SS=NONE]


Straight ahead-- the Lexington Fire Department has its sight set on a new home.
But, some city residents aren't too happy about the move.
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[VO-NAT]


And, independence day came 100 years ago for the Philippines.
Today, many Filipinos turned out to celebrate in Roanoke.
Those stories in a moment--but, first Andrew has an update on the weather.
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[ANCHOR=Andrew]

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[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-40; 58:42]
[GRAPHIC=none]


New and established neighborhood groups in Roanoke got a chance to improve on their organizational skills today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The Roanoke Neighborhood Partnership sponsored its "Spring Mini-conference".
The conference teaches community groups ways to work more effectively.
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[SOT=09:26:28]
[IN Q=I THINK ITS VERY]

((VERNICE LAW/NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERSHIP PARTICIPANT; I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW HOW TO ORGANIZE. AND ALSO TO KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH THEIR MEETINGS AND HOW TO GET THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS ON AN UPPER LEVEL.))
[SUPER=01-Vernice Law/Participant;]
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[OUT Q=UPPER LEVEL.]
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[VO-NAT]


Another part of the program teaches neighborhood groups how to address zoning issues.
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[SOT=09:17:43]
[IN Q=HELPS THE NEIGHBORHOOD]

((JOHN MARELLES/NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERSHIP SPOKESMAN; HELPS THE NEIGHBORHOOD GROUPS UNDERSTAND WHERE THEY CAN GET THE INFORMATION THEY NEED, WHO TO GO TO, HOW TO DEAL WITH THE VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS IN THE CITY. BASICALLY TRAIN THEM AND EDUCATE THEM SO THAT THEY CAN BE EFFECTIVE IN THE PROCESS.))
[SUPER=01-John Marelles/Partnership Spokesman;]
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[OUT Q=IN THE PROCESS.]
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[ANCHOR=Eric]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The city will provide at least two more neighborhood training sessions during the summer.

[Philippine-Independence]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-43; 27:06]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Local Filipinos took time out today to remember their heritage and to celebrate their freedom.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The Philippine-American Association of the Roanoke Valley is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the independence of the Philippines.
It was June 12th, 1898 when the country declared its freedom from Spain.
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[SOT=15:41:37 - 15:44:25]
[IN Q=WE WERE UNDER]

((MAX CUESTA/PAST PRESIDENT; WE WERE UNDER THE SPANISH REGIME. AND THIS IS LIKE IT WAS A REVOLUTION AND THEN THE PHILIPPINES WERE SET FREE. HOWEVER FROM THE UNITED STATES, WE WERE FOR A WHILE A COMMONWEALTRH OF THE UNITED STATES. SO THE UNITED STATES GAVE US OUR INDEPENDENCE INN 1946.)) ((ERNIE RAMOS/PRESIDENT; THE PHILIPPINES WERE UNDER SPAIN FOR 400 YEARS AND ITS A BIG, BIG CELEBRATION FOR US ALSO IN THE PHILIPPINES RIGHT NOW. WHAT WE ARE DOING IS WE ARE BRINGING THE PHILIPPINES HERE IN ROANOKE FOR THIS CELEBRATION.))


[SUPER=01-Max Cuesta/Past President; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ernie Ramos/President; :22]
[RUNS=38]
[OUT Q=THIS CELEBRATION.]
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[VO-NAT]


Singing, dancing and a cultural exhibit were among the festivities at todays' event.
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[Lex-Firehouse]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-51 5:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The search for a solution to the Lexington Fire Department's "cramped quarters" has been going on for two years.
And, recently, the city council approved a site for the department's new firehouse.
But, the new location is drawing some criticism.
Stacey Martin explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Members of the]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Robert Foresman/Lexington Fire Dept. Member; :16]
[SUPER=@Stacey1; :31]
[SUPER=07-Charles Phillips; 42]
[SUPER=01-Buddy Derrick/Lexington's Mayor; 1:08]
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[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Lexington.]

((Members of the Lexington Fire Department are reaching higher ground these days with the help of a new 700 thousand dollar fire truck AND city council's recent decision to build them a new home along Spotwood Drive.
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[SOT 17.49.16 - 17.49.35 tape #1]
[IN Q=We are located]

((ROBERT FORESMAN/LEXINGTON FIRE DEPT. MEMBER:WE ARE LOCATED ONE ONE-WAY STREET IN DOWNTOWN DISTRICT OF LEXINGTON AND WE REALLY WANT TO GET OUT WHERE WE CAN HAVE MORE ACCESS-OR QUICKER ACCESS TO MORE PARTS OF THE CITY AND COUNTY.)) [RUNS19]
[OUT Q=city and county.]


But, the move has some people concerned that it will shut the door on a future resting place for some city residents.
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[SOT 16.00.26 - 16.00.38 tape #2]
[IN Q=Council has decided]

((CHARLES PHILLIPS:COUNCIL HAS DECIDED TO USE THAT LAND FOR THE FIREHOUSE BUT YET COUNCIL HAS NOT MADE ANY DECISIONS CONCERNING THE FUTURE OF THE CEMETARY.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=of the cemetary.]
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[SOT 16.29.58 - 16.30.10 tape #2]
[IN Q=The land was]

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: THE LAND WAS SUPPOSED TO BE USED AS AN EXTENSION OF THIS CEMETARY. BUT, CITY COUNCIL VOTED AGAINST THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE CEMETARY'S ADVISORY BOARD AND DESIGNATED THE PROPERTY AS THE SITE OF THE NEW FIREHOUSE.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=the new firehouse.]


Members of the fire department are backing the new location made by the city council and the mayor who feels they made the best of a difficult decision.
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[SOT 15.28.52 - 15.29.02]
[IN Q=I think that]

((BUDDY DERRICK/LEXINGTON'S MAYOR: I THINK THAT NO MATTER WHERE YOU WOULD DECIDE TO PUT A FIREHOUSE YOU WOULD HAVE A LOT OF CONTROVERSY AND I TOLD THE COUNCIL THAT ANY OF THE SITES THAT THEY WERE ALL CONTROVERSIAL.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=were all controversial.]


Once construction begins, council said it may consider paying the cemetary for use of its land.
Stacey Martin News 7, Lexington.))
[Tease#2]

[HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Eric]
[SS=NONE]


Up next--catch up with the W-NBA on-line as they get ready to kick-off their season.
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[VO-NAT]


And, game wardens are out in force these days at Smith Mountain Lake--making the waterways safe for boaters and swimmers alike.
We'll ride the beat with a few of them when the news continues.
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[LAKE-PATROL]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=98-54 7:02]
[GRAPHIC=WALKING THE BEAT]


The men and women of the Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries Department don't walk the usual beat of law enforcement officers.
Their jobs take them cruising along Smith Mountain Lake.
Denise Allen has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=PEOPLE GET]
[SUPER=01-Carson Altizer/Game Warden; :00]
[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake; :25]
[SUPER=01-David Cushman/Game Warden; :44]
[SUPER=@Denise2; :58]
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[SOT 28:46:27]
[IN Q=PEOPLE]

((CARSON ALTIZER/GAME WARDEN: PEOPLE GET ON A BOAT WITHOUT TAKING ANY PRECAUTIONS OR MEASURES THEY WOULD WITH A MOTOR VEHICLE.))
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These measures include having accessible life jackets and a WORKING fire extinguisher.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=16:09:18 see how]

((SEE HOW IT'S DOWN ALL THE WAY RIGHT NOW THERE'S NO WAY TO TEST IT.))
[RUNS=]
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Officers David Cushman and Carson Altizer are working the night shift at Smith Mountain Lake.
Some summer nights can be as busy as a pretty day.
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[SOT 34:48:13/34:41:25]
[IN Q=]

((CARSON ALTIZER/GAME WARDEN: YOU REALLY GET A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING. IT'S JUST LIKE WORKING THE ROAD AS A DEPUTY OR A COUNTY OFFICER. SOMETIMES WE HAVE FIGHT CALLS, DOMESTIC DISPUTES, BRANDISHING A FIREARM.))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=often times 26:39:01]

((DAVID CUSHMAN/GAME WARDEN: OFTEN TIMES OUT HERE WE SEE PEOPLE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE CHANNEL. IT'S IMPORTANT WHEN THEY'RE GOING DOWN THE LAKE THEY STAY ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE BOAT THAT'S APPROACHING.))
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[OUT Q=right of way]


Most of the tickets handed out on the lake are for not having a fishing license or failing to register the boat.
The Game Department also offers safe boating classes.
And these officers say more people are realizing a little boater education makes a trip to the lake safer.
Denise Allen News 7.))

[WebWatch]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=WebWatch]
[GRAPHIC=Web Watch]


A Danville tobacco dealer breaks new ground on-line.
And the women of professional basketball are on the web.
More in today's WebWatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Dimon Incorperated]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=WDBJ7-dot-com]


[intro] [RUNS05]
((Dimon Incorporated is sprouting up on the World Wide Web. The Danville Company says it's the first leaf dealer on the internet.
Visitors can check on possible job openings... none right now... Investors can also keep track of the company's stock performance.

If you want to invest in the stock market, but are afraid to "dive in"... the Virtual Stock Exchange has a way to get your feet wet, risk free...
Their site has a free stock market simulation. You create your own account and trade, using real-time data... you'll learn how it works, with out loosing, or making any real money.
There are several forums where you can discuss market trends and hot tips with other users.

As the NBA ends its season, the WNBA is just getting fired up... and you can catch the excitement online at WNBA-dot-com.
Check out the latest news, and scores, schedules and even highlights...

[natsot]

[RUNS05]

You can even run your own instant replays...

For links to all these sites, click on WebWatch, on the WDBJ website, at WDBJ7-dot-com.))

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Tease]
[GRAPHIC=None]


And coming up, Billy King shoots a 75 in the second round of the BellSouth Senior Classic Dot Bolling leads the women after Round one of the Hall of Fame.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Utah Jazz beats the Bulls last night sending the N-B-A championship series back to Salt Lake city for game six.
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[S-Bulls]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-14]
[GRAPHIC=nba finals]


It's back to Utah for game six of the N-B-A finals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/NBC; :]


Last night in Chicago, Karl Malone came to play the Mail Man hit 39 points as the Jazz won the game 83 to 81.
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[IN Q="We didn't...]
[SUPER=01-John Stockton/Jazz Guard; :]
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[OUT Q=..what happens."]
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[VO-NAT]


Tony Kukoc led the Bulls with 30 points but everyone in the United Center new Michael Jordan would take the last shot with 1 point one second left on the clock.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="At one...]
[SUPER=01-Michael Jordan/Bulls Guard; :]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=....kind of cute."]
[TALENT=ROY]
[GRAPHIC=NBA FINALS]


Game six is tomorrow in Salt Lake City the Bulls lead the series 3 games to 2.
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[S-NHL]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-3]
[GRAPHIC=NHL Logo]


The Stanley cup finals between Detroit and Washington changes venue tonight as the series shifts to Washington for game three.
The Red Wings lead the best of seven series 2 games to none.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="it is...]
[SUPER=01-Brendan Shanahan/Wings Forward; :]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=...win 4 so."]
[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Face off tonight is 8 oclock.

[S-Hall]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Hall of Fame]


The Ladies opened their first round of the Hall of Fame today at the Watersedge.
Hidden Valley's Dot Bolling shot a 4 over par 76 today for a three shot lead. Ann Kite of the Watersedge is second at 79.
Eleanor Meredith of the Waterfront and Carol Bryant of Hanging rock are tied for third place at 83.



[S-King]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Billy King]


Billy King shot a 75 today for a total of 148 after two rounds of the Bellsouth Senior Classic. King is tied for 53-rd place 20 shots behind the leader Isao Aoki.



[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-13]
[GRAPHIC=MLB LOGO]


It took an extra inning but the Chicago Cubs get the 10 to 8 win over Philadelphia at the Vet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/FOX SPORTS; :]


The Phillies jumped out to the early lead when Mark Portugal hits this shot off the right field wall scoring a run to make it 2 to 1 Philadelphia.
Then in the bottom of the third, Bobby Abreu gets all of this pitch sending it over the wall in right field for a two run homer to make it 4 to 1 Phillies.
But the Cubs rallied in the top of the sixth Sammy
[SUPER=35-Chicago/10/Philadelphia/8/;]

Sosa takes this one deep over ther right field wall to make it 6 to 4 and Chicago wins it 10 to 8 in 10 innings.
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[S-Mark]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-16]
[GRAPHIC=Cardinals Logo]


Last night in Phoenix, Mark McGwire hit his 31-sth homer a grand slam against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ/FOX SPORTS; :]


McGwire hit a ball out of the Bank One Ball Park and look at this shot that goes halfway up the scoreboard.
McGwire put on a show during batting practice hitting 7 of his first 11 out of the park.
St. Louis was leading the afternoon game 2 to Nothing in the 6-th inning.
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[S-Danville]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-11]
[GRAPHIC=Danville 97's]


The fans in Danville will have plenty of baseball to choose from the rest of this season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :]


The Danville Braves, Atlanta's Rookie league team, has joined the 97's of the Carolina League. Both teams will play in the same park and they also have to share a locker room.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="It's actually...]
[SUPER=01-Franklin Stubbs/Danville Braves Manager; :]
[SUPER=01-Rob Bell/97's Pitcher; :15]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=....lot better."]
[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


The Braves will open their season later this month in the Appalachian League.


[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Michigan Logo]


Morgan Shepherd led second round qualifying today at Michigan for the Miller Lite 400. Shepherd turned in a lap of 182 point 927 miles per hour faster than pole winner Ward Burton's Speed of 181 point 561.
Shepherd will start 26-th and now here's the rest of the 42 car field.
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