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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]


7 people die when a Greyhound bus hits a tractor-trailer.
The strike goes on, but local GM dealers say they can last a while longer.
And Timothy McVeigh's jury makes an emotional visit to Oklahoma City.
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[ANCHOR=Eric]

News 7 is next.

[Greyhound-Accident]


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Seven people died this morning when a Greyhound bus slammed into the back of a parked tractor-trailer.
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[VO-NAT]
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It happened in Pennsylvania, about 130 miles east of Pittsburg.
The bus ran into the back of a truck that was parked on the shoulder.
Among those killed, the bus driver, and his wife and son, who were traveling with him.
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX;]


Greyhound's C-E-O called it the saddest day in his 22 years in the bus business.
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((CRAIG LENTZSCH/GREYHOUND CEO; AT THIS TIME OUR FOCUS IS TAKING CARE OF OUR PASSENGERS WHO WERE ON THE BUS, AND TAKING CARE OF MEMBERS OF THEIR FAMILIES. WE SHARE THEIR SORROWS AND AGAIN, WE EXPRESS OUR CONDOLENCES))
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[OUT Q=our condolences]
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[VO-NAT]


Bus driver Scott Wisner had 25 years of experience... he was on his last trip before his retirement.
Greyhound officials are disputing reports that he fell asleep at the wheel.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.
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[VA-Accidents]


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Seven people died in traffic accidents in Spotsylvania and Prince William County.
Police say four people were killed in an accident near Haymarket along Route 15 around four this afternoon.
According to authorities a car hit a van head-on while trying to pass another car.
Last night in Spotylvania County, three teenagers died when their vehicle ran off the road, smashed into a tree and split in half.
Police aren't releasing the names of the victims.

[GM-Strike]


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More talks, but not much hope in the United Auto Workers strike against General Motors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Flint, MI;]


Talks continued today, but sources say the two sides are still far from an agreement.
92-hundred union workers are off the job at two GM parts plants in Flint, Michigan.
Parts shortages have pushed more than 100 thousand other GM workers off the assembly line.
The strike has gone on since June fifth.
Right now the only GM factories making cars are the Saturn Plant in Tennessee, a Corvette plant in Kentucky, and three factories in Canada and Mexico.
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[GM-Reax]


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With most G-M factories shut down, some car dealers are wondering when the shortage of cars will hit the showroom.
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[VO-NAT]
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At a dealership in Salem, they still have cars on the lot...
But the owner says it's too early to tell if the impact of the strike will eventually reach Southwest Virginia.
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((CARLOS HART/HART MOTORS OWNER; IT HAS NO EFFECT ON US AT ALL AS OF YET. WE'VE GOT ENOUGH CARS TO PROBABLY LAST 90 DAYS AND THEN WE HAVE CARS THAT AREN'T MADE BY GENERAL MOTORS.))
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[OUT Q=GENERAL MOTORS.]
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[VO-NAT]


A Roanoke G-M competitor says even if the strike drags on, he believes G-M customers looking for a new vehicle will probably wait rather than buy another brand.
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[OK-Bombing]


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The men and women who convicted Timothy McVeigh went to the scene of the Oklahoma City bombing for the first time today.
Dave Fehling has more.
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[SUPER=01-Tonya Stedman/Juror; 1:15]
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(( Marlene Wichael spent an intense two months as a part of the Denver jury that sent Tim McVeigh to death row for the OK bombing.
Sound bite Marlene Wichael/Juror
Now for the first time in person she and the rest of the jury came to the site and saw what the truck bomb did. They stood where so many were crushed to death and from Marlene Wichael that's where the tears couldn't be held back.
Welcomed by OK gov as honored guests. The jurors are spending the weekend with the families of victims and survivors.
Sound bite Diane Leonard/Widow of Victim
FILE
McVeighs attorney had critcized the jurors trips saying it could leave the impression that the verdict was based on sympathy and not on fact. But the jury fore person said he has never had second thoughts.
Sound bite Jim Osgood/Jury Foreperson
Standup Dave Fehling
Tonya Stedman/Juror
Not every question has been answered not even closure said one juror but now after this visit the men and women who found Timothy mcVeigh guilty have a new way to look at the bombing...they've been there.
Dave Fehling, CBS News, OK City))

[Tease1]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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Straight ahead--police in one locality are closing their ranks to smokers.
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[VO-NAT]


And, the X-Files movie made its way to the big screen last night.
We'll hear what one movie critic had to say about it when the news continues.
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[Police-Smoke]


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If you're a smoker, Henrico County's men in blue don't want you.
This year the Police department enacted a new policy... tobacco users will NOT be hired.
New recruits are required to sign a form saying they won't use tobacco ON or OFF the job. If they smoke anyway, they could be fired.
Virginia Beach and Fairfax County police also have no-smoking policies.

[Congress-Votes]


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Congressman tackled three major issues this week: tobacco legislation, tax reform and education.
Most of Virginia's congressmen voted with the majority.
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[Take pinnacle board # 1000]


The key vote to kill the tobacco legislation took place on Wednesday.
60 votes were needed to keep the bill alive.
[take pinnacle board # 1001]


Senators Chuck Robb and John Warner both voted against it.
[take pinnacle board # 1002]


Over in the House, a bill to abolish the existing tax code was narrowly approved.
[take pinnacle board # 1003]


Congressmen Virgil Goode and Bob Goodlatte supported it; Rick Boucher was against it.
[take pinnacle board #1004]


The House also considered a move to promote savings for education.
Again, it found favor with conservatives and was approved.
[take pinnacle board # 1005]


Goode and Goodlatte voted with the majority; Rick Boucher came out against it.
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[Methodists]


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Methodists from across the Commonwealth are gathering in Roanoke for the group's annual conference.
And, they're giving something back to the local community.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The hunger-relief organization Society of Saint Andrew is donating 40 thousand pounds of sweet potatoes to area food banks.
Volunteers say there's a great need across the Commonwealth.
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[SOT 08.34.16]
[IN Q= There are so]

((NANCY TEW/SOCIETY OF ST. ANDREW:THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE IN NEED IN OUR COMMUNITY. EVEN PEOPLE WHO ARE WORKING. THE FOOD BANK SAYS THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE GETTING FOOD FROM THEM ARE WORKING FULL TIME. BUT ON MINIMUM WAGE YOU CAN WORK FULL TIME AND CAN'T AFFORD TO FEED YOUR FAMILY.))
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[OUT Q=feed your family.]
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[VO-NAT]


One of those groups that will receive some of the donated potatoes is the Second Harvest Food Bank of Southwest Virginia. The Methodists attending the conference have also been collecting canned goods.
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[Fundraisers]


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Area fundraisers gave Dads the chance to celebrate their day a little early and other people got the opportunity to just clown around.
David Johnson has more.
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Father's Day was on the mind of officials with Junior Achievement as they hosted their "Father's Day Out" event along with Tanglewood Mall.
Organizers considered it a "feel good" type of event.
The idea was to get kids and fathers out playing games while enjoying the food and drinks.
There was a small fee for the food, drinks or events.
All of the proceeds went to Junior Achievement, a program which teaches youngsters how to better their quality of life.
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((TAMARA STINSON/JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT; THE WAY WE REACH THE KIDS WITH THE PROGRAMS IS BY ENLISTING BUSINESS PEOPLE FROM THE COMMUNITY WHO ACTUALLY GO INTO THEIR CLASSROOMS AND THEY FACILITATE AGE APPROPRIATE HANDS ON ACTIVITIES WHICH HELP THE KIDS UNDERSTAND THESE BUSINESS CONCEPTS.)) [RUNS12]
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For those with a biking interest, there was the second annual Motorcycle Show sponsored by "Hooters".
The restuarant raised money by raffling off a weekend trip to a local resort, selling T-shirts and hosting a dunking booth contest.
Proceeds for this event went to the Children's Miracle Network.
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[IN Q=WE'VE DONE SOME]

((DAVID DIX/HOOTERS GENERAL MANAGER; WE'VE DONE SOME THINGS FOR THEM IN THE PAST AND THIS YEAR WE'VE SOLD SOME BALLONS FOR THEM. LIKE THE MDA SHAMROCK. IT WAS TIME FOR OUR BIKE SHOW. WE NEEDED A CHARITY. WE THOUGHT THEY'D BE A GOOD ONE TO USE.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=ONE TO USE.]


And people in the mood to clown around donated their time and money to a worthy cause in front of the Kroger's near the Towne Square Shopping area.
The Kazim Klown Unit entertained kids of all ages while selling hot dogs, sodas and other goods.
The Burn Unit and Children's Hospital benefitted from that group's effort.
David Johnson, News 7.

[Tease2]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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Roy Stanley will be here in a few minutes with golf highlights from the U-S Open.
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[VO-NAT]


And, this royal teenager is about to turn 16 years old.
And, he's giving the press a piece of his mind.
That's coming up when the news continues.
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[Review-XFiles]


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[edit - 15:32:12]
Skully and Moulder are a hit among some sci-fi tv-viewers.
But, could they get the same results from movie-goers?
Film critic Dennis Cunningham offers his opinion.
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((
(DENNIS)
ONCAM=DENNIS



HERE'S THE DEAL. IF YOU ARE A DEVOTED FAN OF "THE X-FILES" TV SHOW, YOU WILL, I'M GUESSING, BE A FAN OF THE NEW X-FILES MOVIE. FOR ONE THING, YOU'LL BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE PLOT, RIGHT OFF. AND, THE MOVIE, IS ESSENTIALLY THE TV SHOW, ANYWAY. IF, HOWEVER, YOU KNOW LITTLE OF THE TV SHOW, THE MOVIE, FOR YOU, WILL BE A LONG DOWNWARD SPIRAL.
(SOT)
(DENNIS)
ONCAM=DENNIS


THAT SCENE, FOR EXAMPLE, THE BIG CHASE SCENE, HAS NOT A SHRED OF TENSION TO IT. NOR DO HARDLY ANY OF THE BIG SCENES. AS A PERSON ONLY VAGUELY ACQUAINTED WITH THE TV SHOW, THIS WAS MEDIOCRE FIVE OF A MOVIE. PRETTY MUCH A "FILE" AND FORGET.
I'M DENNIS CUNNINGHAM FOR CBS NEWS.))
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Aaron Vale defended his title last night winning the 1998 50-thousand Dollar Grand Prix at the Roanoke Valley Horse Show.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :]


Vale, aboard Katja, went up against 28 other riders in the event. It's his third win in the past four trips to the show.
Vale has a total of 30 Grand Prix wins and he says going last was the key to defending his title in Salem.
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Chuck Waters riding Cash was second.

[S-Astros]


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The Houston Astros scored 4 runs in the eighth inning yesterday to beat Cincinnati 9 to 8.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX/FOX SPORTS; :]


The fans at the Dome wait for some action in the afternoon contest.
And they got it in the bottom of the third, Jeff Bagwell sends this pitch over the left field wall for a 3 run homer and the Astros led the game by a score of 4 to 1.
But the Reds come back in the top of the fourth Barry Larkin hits this fly ball to ceneterfield it carries over the fence into the flower bed for a solo homer to make it 4 to 2.
Then in the sixth, J.R. Phillips hits a grounder
[SUPER=35-Houston/9/Cincinnati/8/;]

into right field scoring a run to make it a 5 to 2 game and Houston goes on to win it 9 to 8.
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[S-Yankees]


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David Wells scattered 8 hits over 8 inning striking out 9 as the Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 5 to 3.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/FOX SPORTS; :]


Joe Torre watching the action from the visitors dugout.
In the top of the fourth, Tino Martinez hits this grounder down the third base line and into the right field corner Paul O'Neil rounds the bases from first to score and the game was tied at 1 to 1.
Still in the fourth, Darryl Strawberry sends this pitch off the right field wall for a double Martinez scores from second to make it 2 to 1 New York.
Scott Brosius put the icing on the cake taking this
[SUPER=35-New York/5/Cleveland/3/; :]

Dave Burba pitch over the left field wall for a solo homer and the Yankees hold on for the 5 to 3 win.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


Payne Stewart plays a steady round and is the leader at the U.S. Open. More on that when we return. [S-Scores]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Anaheim, CA/FOX SPORTS; :]


The Rangers and Angels hooked up this afternoon in Anaheim.
In the bottom of the first, Darin Erstad smokes this pitch over the foul pole in right field for a solo homer and the Angels go on to beat the Rangers 8 to 3.
For all the scores lets go to the boards.
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[Sports Tease]


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And coming up in sports, Jeff Green leads second round qualifying at Pocono Scores and highlights from today's World Cup soccer action.
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[VO-NAT]


And Payne Stewart will take a four shot lead into the final round of the U.S. Open.
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[S-Open]


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For the first time since 1970, A golfer will take a 4 shot lead into the final round of the U.S. Open.
Payne Stewart, who has led after the first three rounds, is that man.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/NBC SPORTS; :]


Stewart started the day with an eagle on the first hole. He would finish yesterday's round with an even par 70 for a total of 3 under par and a 4 shot lead on tom Lehman and Tway who are tied at 1 over par.
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[IN Q="I think...]
[SUPER=01-Payne Stewart/U.S. Open Leader; :]
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[VO-NAT]


But the shot of the day happened at the par four 7-th hole. Big John Daly smokes this bullett off the team the ball rolls up on the green on the 288 yard hole and Frank Lickliter who was standing on the green approves of the shot. Daly's at 9 over par.
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[TALENT=ROY]
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Former U.S. Open champ Lee Janzen and Nick price are both at 2 over par.



[S-King]


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Roanoke's Billy King is tied for 45-th place after two rounds of the Senior tournament in Canada.
King shot a 75 yesterday and he's at 222.


[S-Cup]


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Mexico came back in the second half to tie Belgium at 2-all in the World cup.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bordeaux, France/ABC SPORTS; :]


Belgium would grab a 2 to nothing lead in the first half on goals by Marc Wilmots just about five minutes apart.
But Mexico's Alberto Garcia would score on a penality kick and the Mexicans added another seven minutes later to tie the score at 2 to 2.
Mexico goes to the top of Group E with four points while Belgiums is in second place with two points.
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[TALENT=ROY]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD LOGO]


In other action yesterday afternoon, Croatia beat Japan 1 to nothing. Croatia now has six points in the tournament for a guranteed spot in the second round.
Japan has lost its first two games and faces being eliminated. And the Netherlands beat South Korea 5 to nothing.


That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.


[S-Archery]


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Some of the best archers in the world including the world champion are at Smith Mountain Lake this weekend for the Trebark Virginia Pro/Am Championship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :]


12 hundred archers will compete for the 50-thousand dollar first place purse. The tournament is 3 years old and its for amateurs and pros and its becoming a big event for state archers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="You Know...]
[SUPER=01-Dave Foster/Tournament Director; :]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=....involved in it."]
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[VO-NAT]


Jeff Hopkins won the world championship last year and he's a favorite in this weekends event.
Last year, Hopkins finished second in the event and again its a very important stop as he prepares to defend his world title.
[SOT]
[IN Q="LAST YEAR...]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Hopkins/Defending World Champion; :]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=...THROUGHOUT THE YEAR."]
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[S-Qualify]


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Jeff Green led second round qualifying for tomorrow's Pocono 500 at the Pocono Raceway. Green Turned a lap of 166 point 463 to put the First Union Chevrolet in the 26-th place on the grid.
Here's the rest of the second round qualifiers.
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[Prince-William]


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[edit: 15:21:08]
He's an heir to the British throne.
And, a heart throb for many teenage girls in England.
But, Prince William has been shy in dealing with the press--until now.
Mark Smith has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=For the first]
[SUPER=03-England; :05]
[SUPER=01-Arthur Edward/Royal Photographer; :19]
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[OUT Q=Mark Smith, Sky News.]

(( Prince William - who's sixteen tomorrow - has admitted disliking many aspects of public life.
For the first time, he's agreed to answer written questions about his private life.
The Prince has revealed he sometimes finds it difficult to deal with the attention of his young female fans.

(Script) This is the first real insight into the personality of the

young prince. In written answers to a questionnare from the Press Association, William reveals he isn't always comfortable in the public spotlight, and sometimes finds it difficult to deal with the adulation of teenage girls, for whom he's become a pin-up.

SOT, Edwards: "William's got to, um, I suppose, grow to like it. He

doesn't like it at the moment. He doesn't like anything to do with exposure to the media. He doesn't like anything to do with public life. But, slowly, he's coming around."
The Prince, unlike his father, is a fan of pop music, especially techno. But he says he also enjoys the classics. In common with Prince Charles, he enjoys action. In William's case, in novels, in films, and in real life, on the rugby pitch. A keen sportsman, he also has a passion for water polo, football, and tennis. The Prince's father is known to have had an unhappy time at his public school, Gordonston. In contrast, William says he's enjoying Eaton, and even likes the school uniform. His other interests are what you'd expect of a typical teenager: computer games, fashionable clothes, and fast food. As for his ambitions, the heir to the throne doesn't look to his probable future as king, but instead, to Africa, where he wants to go on safari.
Mark Smith, Sky News.))