[News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=JJA]
[TAPE#]
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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]


A victory for tobacco- the tobacco bill goes up in smoke. We'll have local reaction
Au Pair Louise Woodward is flying over the Atlantic at this hour on her way home-
And a 12 year old is arrested for allegedly setting brush fires in Florida.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.

[Newsbreak]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 pm]
[WRITER=kor]
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Good Evening
The Senate has killed the tobbaco bill.
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[vo-nat]
[super=03-Washington, DC;]


The bill which would have raised 516- billion dollars over 25 years was a huge defeat to President Clinton and health groups that wanted the government to have more power to regulate nicotine.
[super=03-Boston, MA]


British Au-Pair Louise Woodward is on her way home to England tonight
She was free to leave the country after a court upheld her reduced conviction and sentence in the death of baby Matthew Eappen.
[super=03-Norfolk;]


Plus a suprise proposal for a Virginia school teacher-
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[Talent=Jean]


Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

[Nat'l-Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net a]
[GRAPHIC=tobacco under fire]


Washington took on big tobacco and tonight it appears tobacco has won.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


The Senate voted to kill the tobacco bill.
The President says the move will kill millions of Americans.
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[SOT 20:09:47]
[IN Q=]

((NEEDLESS TO SAY I'M DIAPPOINTED THAT THE REPUBLICAN MINORITY BLOCKED THE LEGISLATION FROM BEING VOTED ON. TODAY LIKE ANY OTHER DAY THREE THOUSAND YOUNG CHILDREN WILL START TO SMOKE.))
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=to smoke.]
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[VO-NAT]


The original legislation was designed to reduce teen smoking by raising cigarette prices-
levy huge fines on cigarette companies if teen smoking did not decline and give the FDA the power to regulate tobacco.
But big tobacco launched a 40 million dollar ad camapaign-
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[SOT]
[IN Q=20:18:45 This is not a who done it]

((THIS IS NOT A WHO DONE IT. WE KNOW WHO DONE IT. IT IS BIG TOBACCO AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Edward Kennedy/(D) Massachusetts]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=republican party]
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[VO-NAT]


But the republican leader says the bill was loaded with too many extras.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=What's wrong with this]

((SEN. TRENT LOTT/R- MAJORITY LEADER :. WHATS WRONG WITH THIS BILL NOW IS ITS LOST SIGHT OF ITS ORIGINAL NOBLE CAUSE OF JUST DEALING WITH THE QUESTION OF TEEN SMOKING AND DRUG ABUSE.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Trent Lott/(R) Majority Leader]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=and drug abuse]
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[Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#98-51 7:41]
[GRAPHIC=tobacco under fire]


The Senate action came as a relief to many smokers young and old, a number of whom said it would hurt Virginia's economy.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Stacey/Microwave]


Stacey Martin has been out tonight, getting some local reaction to the decision.
[Live=Stacey Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@stacey1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


That's right Jean.
Most smokers we spoke to said while they did want to prevent teenage smoking, they felt the bill went about the effort in the wrong way.
( ad lib)

[(Rollcue:Virginia's economy and its farmers)]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Kevin Hjelmberg and]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Hjelmberg/Smoker;:11]
[SUPER=07-Nick Graybill;:42]
[RUNS=:59]
[OUT Q=their business]

(( Kevin Hjelmberg and Alec Axiotis have each been smoking for more than 20 years.
And, they have no plans of quitting in spite of lawmaker's efforts.
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[SOT 21.23.19 - 21.23.32]
[IN Q=If you smoke]

((KEVIN HJELMBERG/SMOKER: IF YOU SMOKE, YOU'RE GOING TO SMOKE. IF THEY GO UP FIVE DOLLARS A PACK, YOU'RE GOING TO PAY FIVE DOLLARS A PACK FOR THEM AND THEN THERE'S GOING TO BE A BLACK MARKET AND YOU'RE GOING TO FIND SOME WAY ELSE TO GET THEM CHEAPER. IF YOU WANT THEM, YOU'RE GOING TO PAY FOR THEM-- ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=way or another.]


They like many others including the governor were relieved the Senate rejected a measure they felt threatened Virginia's farmers.
In a recently released statement Gilmore called the vote a victory for workers who make a living from tobacco--
A sentiment that was also shared by at least one local teenager.
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[SOT 21.21.23 - 21.21.32]
[IN Q=I'm glad it]

((NICK : I'M GLAD IT WAS TABLED BECAUSE IT PRETTY MUCH HELPS OUT THE ECONOMY OF VIRGINIA AND THE CIGARETTES AND STUFF. TOBACCO IS ONE OF OUR CASH CROPS.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=our cash crops]


Many area tobacco dealers were also relieved the bill didn't pass although many of them said they felt it would NOT have affected their business.))
[Live=stacey Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
( ad lib)
[Double Boxes=Jean and stacey/Microwave]
(Q: Were retailers concerned that higher prices would drive tobacco customers away?)



[School-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-28 8:25]
[GRAPHIC=School Shooting]


The Richmond high school teacher who was shot in the school hallway Monday says he saw two students fighting over the gun that shot him.
Greg Carter was on his way to tell the principal when the bullet hit him.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Carter says he's NOT sure which student shot him-- but has some ideas about improving school safety.
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[SOT 07:23]
[IN Q=We cannot]

((GREG CARTER/SHOOTING VICTIM: WE CANNOT ALLOW ANYBODY AND EVERYBODY TO COME TO OUR SCHOOLS AT WILL. WE CANNOT DO THAT. I FEEL LIKE IF A KID IS IN TROUBLE AND YOU TRY TO HELP HIM, DON'T LET HIM IN. NO MATTER WHAT.))
[SUPER=01-Greg Carter/Shooting Victim;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=No matter what.]
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[VO-NAT]


School officials say they caught the shooting on a security camera and have turned it over to police.
14-year old Quinshawn Booker was charged.
Governor Jim Gilmore used Armstrong as a backdrop today to appoint a new 35 member commission to study school crime.

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[SOT tape one ]
[IN Q=It's far]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: IT'S FAR TOO EARLY TO COME OUT WITH ANY SUGGESTIONS...MILITARY COMPLEXES OR PRISONS.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=or prisons.]
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[VO-NAT]


Greg Carter says he'd like to be on the Governor's commission-- since he plans to return to "working in the trenches" in the fall.
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[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


Carter's message to Quinshawn Booker is that he loves him-- and "violence is not the answer."

Police say a rivalry between students in two public housing complexes led to the shooting Monday.[FL-Fires]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net c]
[GRAPHIC=fire]


Police say a 12-year old boy has been arrested for setting three brush fires in Northeast Florida.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Palatka, FL;]


The boy is accused of setting two blazes in April and one this past Sunday.
Officials say the motive is a simple one- they say the boy wanted to look like a hero when he called the fires in.
Officials became suspicious when firefighters noticed the boy was in the area of each fire.
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[Justin-Hines]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=KHu]
[TAPE#98-47 19:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The son of a Virginia State Trooper killed in the line of duty nine years ago is bothered by the fact that his Aunt wanted to serve as the killer's "Spiritual Advisor."
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The son of Trooper Jerry Hines stopped in Roanoke this afternoon on his way to witness the execution tomorrow night.
Justin Hines is annoyed with his Aunt Maria.
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[SOT 3:12:45]
[IN Q=It appears to me]

((IT APPEARS TO ME SHE'S GOTTEN TO KNOW AND LOVE DENNIS EATON MORE THAN SHE EVER DID HER BROTHER.))
[SUPER=01-Justin Hines/Trooper's Son]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=did her brother. ]
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[v/o-nat sot]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday]


He says Maria and his Dad had never been close, that they hadn't seen each other for a year before his death.
Justin thinks he knows what's behind it, though.
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[SOT 3:15:05]
[IN Q=Publicity stunt]

((PUBLICITY STUNT, CLAIM TO FAME, RIGHTS TO A BOOK, THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW ALL POP THROUGH MY MIND. I SEE IT COMING. AND I THINK SHE'LL TAKE IT AS FAR AS SHE CAN GO WITH IT.))
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=go with it.]
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[v/o-NAT SOT]


Keith Humphry will have more of his interview with Justin Hines on News 7 tomorrow.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-42 36:05]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


A former Danville prison inmate says the city owes him a half million dollars for forcing him to wear women's underwear.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/October 2, 1997]


Charles David Crumpton was an inmate in the Danville Juvenile Detention Center in 1991 and 92.
He says he was forced to wear a bra and panties, dance in his cell, and parade through the dining hall in front of other jeering inmates.
Crumpton filed a federal lawsuit Friday.
City officials say he has a weak case, and if it goes to court, they'll win.
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[Lake-Water]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-39 1:04:52]
[GRAPHIC=smith mountain lake]


Smith Mountain Lake water is reportedly safe, despite a recent raw sewage spill into the Roanoke River.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


The Department of Environmental Quality and Ferrum College have tested the water and found relatively low levels of fecal chloroform.
To make sure the water stays clean -- some marinas require boat owners to seal their septic tanks, so they cannot be emptied into the lake.
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[SOT 13:11:35]
[IN Q=We've made]

((TOM MAYNARD/SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE BOAT ASSOC.: WE'VE MADE SOME GOOD PROGRESS. IT WILL TAKE A WHILE BEFORE IT'S IN EFFECT FOR ALL MARINAS, ALL BOATS. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SEVERAL THOUSAND BOATS. THE REALITY IS MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE, IT'S A COMMUNICATION FACTOR.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Maynard/Smith Mountain Lake Boat Assoc.;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=a communication factor]
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[VO-NAT]


Maynard says the word will eventually spread -- that dumping anything into the lake is against the law.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Andrew in the Chromakey

[Tease1]


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


Bedford County residents are calling into question the safety of a local bridge,
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[VO-NAT]


And
The British au pair who made world-wide headlines is homeward bound.
We'll have more on Louise Woodward right after this.
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[Woodward]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net b]
[GRAPHIC=woodward, louise]


British Au-Pair Louise Woodward is headed home to England.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA;]


Her flight to London departed Boston's Logan International Airport tonight.
A Massachusetts top court cleared the way yesterday for Woodward to leave the country. It upheld her reduced conviction and sentence in the death of baby Matthew Eappen.
She still faces a civil suit filed by the baby's parents that would prevent her from making money from the case.
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[SOT20:05:07]
[IN Q=]

((BARRY SCHECK/WOODWARD'S ATTORNEY: THERE HAVE BEEN RUMORS IN THE PRESS THAT HAVE STATED WOODWARD SOLD HER STORY TO THE TABLOIDS . TO MY KNOWLEDGE THOSE ARE ALL UNTRUE.))
[SUPER=01-Barry Scheck/Woodward's Attorney;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=are all untrue.]
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[VO-NAT]


Woodward's attorneys said Louise is excited to be going home and looks forward to getting on with her life.
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[Yen]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net d]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The United States takes a step to help boost the Asian economy and hopefully help American companies as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan]


The federal reserve bank of New York sold U-S dollars and bought Japanese Yen on behalf of the federal government.


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[SOT 20:15:09]
[IN Q=]

((PRESIDENT CLINTON: JAPAN IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE WORLD, ESPECIALLY TO THE UNITED STATES AND TO THE EFFORTS WE RE MAKING TO SUPPORT AN ECONOMIC RECOVERY IN ASIA, WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KEEPING OUR OWN ECONOMIC PROGRESS GOING . ))


[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=economic process going."]
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[VO-NAT]


Companies such as Tiffany's depend on Japan- a quarter of its sales come from Japan. Toys R Us has more than 100 stores in Asia- 64 in Japan.
The U-S action boosted Wall Street- After losing 400 points between last week and this past Monday, the Dow Jones ended today up more than 164 points.
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[Log-Cabin]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-32 14:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The owner of a rare log cabin says she can not afford to repair it -- so it will be taken down.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The city has condemned this log cabin as a safety hazard.
Historians say it's two centuries old -- a rare specimen with long beams, original fireplaces, and two stories.
But demolition has begun -- the outdoor kitchen is already gone.
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[SOT 9:44:20]
[IN Q=Structurally something]

((STRUCTURALLY SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE WITH IT. IF I'M NOT GOING TO DO IT, IF SOMEONE ELSE ISN'T GOING TO DO IT, THIS IS THE BEST THAT COULD HAPPEN TO IT. WE CAN'T KEEP IT LOCKED UP. WE CAN'T KEEP IT BOARDED UP. WE'VE GOT VAGRANTS IN IT. IT'S BEEN SET ON FIRE BY KIDS. IT'S A DANGEROUS PIECE OF PROPERTY TO LEAVE STANDING.))
[SUPER=01-Charlene Dean/Cabin Owner;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=TO LEAVE STANDING]
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[VO-NAT]


Ten years ago, the Department of Historic Resources said this building was not worth preserving.
Back then clapboard siding covered the logs.
The city says the house must be dismantled by July second.
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[Goodview-Bridge]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=ach]
[TAPE#=98-40 1:03:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A community threat- That's what some Bedford County residents are calling the bridge off Morgans Mill Road.
It was closed last night when a car fell from the bridge, damaging a support column.
Now some are calling for a permanent closure.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Residents gathered at the bridge to voice their safety concerns today.
They're especially worried about school buses that travel the area.
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[SOT 10.43.22]
[IN Q= I would like]

((TERESA DRUMMOND/BEDFORD COUNTY RESIDENT; I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT MY CHILD GETS HOME SAFELY AND THAT MY NEIGHBOR'S CHILDREN GET HOME SAFELY. THIS IS CRAZY. THIS BRIDGE IS VERY WEAK STRUCTURALLY AND I KNOW THAT THE RAILROAD IS DOING THE BEST IT CAN BUT WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE BUSES STOPPED.))
[SUPER=01-Teresa Drummond/Bedford Co. Resident;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q= the buses stopped.]
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[VO-NAT]


Neighbors are putting together a petition.
But V-DOT, says the bridge is safe and will re-open on Friday.
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[Daleville-Townhouses]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-48 TC 15:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The first townhouses are coming to Daleville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


The Botetourt Board of Supervisors approved plans for 22 townhouses behind the Sterling Green Business Park off Route 220.
Neighbors had complained the complex would create noise, traffic and safety problems -- lowering their property values.
So the developers agreed to build fewer townhouses and offer them for sale, not rent -- to earn the board's approval.
Realtors say there's a market in Botetourt for apartments and townhouses.
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[Tease2]


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


Mums, Carnations and roses, oh my,
An elementary proposal in today's video of the day,
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[VO-NAT]


And
A local police department is trying something new to catch criminals.
Watch out for the bikers patroling the streets of Blacksburg.
We'll have the story up next on News 7 at 11.
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[L'burg-Park]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-49 24:00]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg]


A Lynchburg artist hopes to turn an overgrown patch of land into the Hill City's newest public park.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Bill Connelly says he practically grew up in this patch of woods near Lynchburg General Hospital.
Now Connelly wants more residents to be able to enjoy the rock formations and waterfalls here.
He's the driving force behind the idea of "Stonewall Park".. plans call for an amphitheater, a sculpture garden and a pedestrian walkway.
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[SOT 14:36:18]
[IN Q=Get a safe]

((BILL CONNELLY/ARTIST: GET A SAFE WALKWAY DOWN THROUGH HERE AND LET PEOPLE COME AND ENJOY THE QUIETNESS RIGHT HERE IN THE CENTER OF LYNCHBURG. AND TO STUDY THE NATURE, AND ALL THE BUGS WE HAVE FLYING AROUND, IT'S ALL A PART OF IT, BUT IT'S QUITE A LUSH AREA.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Connelly/Artist; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=a lush area.]
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[VO-NAT]


Connelly estimates it will take at least 20-thousand dollars to get the project started.
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[Motorcycle-Cops]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-38 57:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Patrol cars and bicycles aren't the only forms of transportation within the Blacksburg Police department.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The town recently purchased two Kawasaki motorcycles at a cost of nine-thousand dollars each.
The four officers assigned to the motorcycle patrol had to meet certain criteria for the assignment.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=You don't]

((BILL BROWN/BLACKSBURG POLICE CHIEF:YOU DON'T NECESSARILY HAVE TO OWN ONE BUT IF YOU HAD SOME EXPERIENCE ON A MOTORCYCLE OF 700 CC'S OR GREATER THAT WAS ONE OF THE CRITERIA AND THAT YOU WAS PHYSICALLY FIT TO OPERATE THE MOTORCYCLE AND SO MUCH TIME ON THE DEPARTMENT. ))
[SUPER=01-Bill Brown/Blacksburg Police Chief; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=on the department.]
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[VO-NAT]


Brown says the motorcycles will come in handy when handling traffic accidents -- especially during Tech football games.
He says they'll also be useful catching folks speeding down Blacksburg's narrow streets because it's easier to hide a motorcycle than a patrol car.
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[Forecasts]
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[SUPER=330-Clear &/Calm/62-65/Morning Sun/Some Clouds/85-88;]
[SUPER=331-Clear &/Pleasant/63-67/Sunshine Early/Clouds Later/86-90;]
[SUPER=332-Clear/Some Fog/57-60/Morning Fog/Mostly Sunny/80-84;]
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[SUPER=334-Mostly Clear/Some Fog/56-60/Mostly Sunny/& Pleasant/80-83;]
[SUPER=X5001;]


[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


One of the greatest sportscasters of all time bit off more than he could chew this week.
Warner Wolf, whose trademark phrase became "Let's Go to the videotape" actually needed to go to the dentist the other night while working at WCBS in New York.
Watch his top denture fall out while he was getting set to talk about some horse racing.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="ALLRIGHT....]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=...YOU READY?]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]


To his credit he came back to work the next day and not only brought his fixed bridge but also a set of chompers. Now I know what you're gonna say, but believe me it's not overkill, just overbite.

(-------------)[S-Hoops]



[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-15]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


We begin with two quick coaching notes from the hardwood.
First in the NBA, the
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA; :00]


the Seattle Supersonics and general manager Wally Walker, named Paul Westphal the team's new head coach tonight.
He replaces George Karl, who was fired despite winning 72 percent of his games.
No problem - Westphal was axed in Phoenix despite winning 68 percent of the time.
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=A-10]


Also, tomorrow George Washington University will name Tom Penders its new head coach.

He comes from Texas and Rhode Island and replaces Mike Jarvis.[S-Horse]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-19]
[GRAPHIC=Horse show]


The Roanoke Valley Horse Show shows off some of the most beautiful horses in the country.
Last night, fans were introduced to some four legged work-aholics who aren't into fame and fortune. They're into saving lives. Steve Mason explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=01-Steve Joyce/Martinsville Mounted Patrol; :09]
[SUPER=01-J. D. Coope/Roanoke City Mounted Police; :28]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :36]
[SUPER=01-Reggie Gravely/Martinsville Mounted Police; :46]
[SUPER=01-Eric Pendleton/Roanoke City Mounted Police; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=news 7 sports"]
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(( The Roanoke City and Martinsville mounted police departments joined forces to demonstrate both the beauty and the beast side of a horse. ((:))
25 volunteers simulated a riot situation. The mounted police visually explained how to extract a vihicle in a crowd situation. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))
The Roanoke City mounted police has four horses and five riders while martinville fields three animals and four riders. Botth programs are justa few years old. But they've found tthe best P.R. employee in the business. ((:))
Both departments intend to make more demonstration appearances in the future, in salem steve mason , news 7 sports.)

)[S-Stick]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-16]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

[WIPE TO ENG!!!!!!!!!!!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


The crowd was also entertained by the stick horse festivities.
This year's group of kids was the largest ever in the 27 years of the horse show.
Young cowboys rode in on horses of all shapes and sizes, and some were too tought to tame.
The cowgirls also came out in force and why not!
Each participant got a blue ribbon.
There was even a Washington Redskins horse in the ring on this special night.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Bite]

((JUNE CAMPER:))
[SUPER=01-June Camper/Horse Show Director; :00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=...WHATEVER."]
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[S-Mark]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-20]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


From the stick horses to the man with the big stick, Mark McGwire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX/Cards vs. Astros; :00]


Tonight against the Astros the Cardinals slugger hit his 32nd homer of the year, and look how fast it jumps out over the fence in left field.
But the Astros come back to win it 6-to-5 in the ninth.
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[S-Soccer]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-6]
[GRAPHIC=SOCCER]


In world cup action yesterday Chile and Austria battled to a one-all tie
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Monpelier, France/Univision; :00]


while Italy shutout Cameroon 3-to-nothing.
Christian Vieri was fun to watch, but is more fun to listen to announcer Andres Cantor.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=...GOOAAAALLLLLLLL!]
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[S-Wrath]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=wrath]


The Roanoke Wrath soccer team that will be on the road this weekend playing at Myrtle Beach.
Today the team picked up a new player that should help the squad stay in first place.
Deryk Shockley, a former member of the US 17 and under national team joins the Wrath after playing with the Richmond Kickers.

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Still to come tonight the RedWings clinched the Cup last night,
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and while the guy pictured on this Red Wings trading card might not have been on the roster, he sure had plenty of interest in the game.
We'll talk with the mystery right after this.
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You might not think the Roanoke Express had much of a connection to last night's Stanley Cup final, but Roanoke goalie Dave Gagnon was extremely close to the action.
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Gagnon played in the NHL with Detroit during the 1990-91 season. He played in a couple of games for the Red Wings although team wasn't championship calibre back then.
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Gagnon also split time with Washington Capitals goalie Olaf Kolzig when the two were in Hampton Roads. The two Admiral goalies won a Riley Cup that season.
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Some first graders in Norfolk got an unusual lesson their last day of school.
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It was a lesson in love.
Teacher Ula Pretlow gathered her students together for what she thought was a last day visit with the principal.
Pretlow's boyfriend, Sam Lyons of Ohio surprised her and her whole class.
He showed up with a diamond ring and 566 mums, roses and carnations-one flower for each of the miles that had separeted the couple.
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In case you were wondering... she said yes.
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