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Next on News 7-
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When the summer's out, 350 workers at this plant will be OUT of a job-
Susan McDougal is out of jail- she says she can't believe it.
Plus the power company is asking people to conserve in this heat wave.
And check out who our sports guys found in Greensboro- at a game packed with NBA stars-
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[talent=Jean]


The news is next.

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Good Evening.
Not a good day for 350 employees at Danville's Durham 2-thousand plant.
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[SUPER=03-Danville]


They'll be out of a job before the summer's out. The hosiery plant will close in 60 days.
[Super=03-Little Rock, AR;]


Susan McDougal is out of jail- A judge reduced her setence after a doctor testified she needed treatment for spine problems.
[super=03-Roanoke]


Two churches- one black, one white come together to learn about their faith.
[super=03-Greensboro, NC;]


And look who Steve Mason caught up with in Greensboro- Michael Jordan and a virtual all star NBA team-
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[Talen=Jean]


Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

[Plant-Closing]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#98-39 1:12:57]
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350-people in Danville found out today they'll lose their jobs before the summer's out.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The Durham 2000 hosiery plant-- which has been in Danville for more than 100-years-- announced today it will close in 60-days.
Employees received letters at work telling them about the shut-down.
They say they knew business wasn't good but never expected this.
A Kentucky businessman-- who bought the plant in January-- says sales are down 30-to 50-percent.
And with no hope of turning a profit, he says the plant must close.
Workers say they'll have to start all over.
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[SOT 2:32:36-:54]
[IN Q=I'm going to look]

((CARL DIXON: I'M GOING TO LOOK FOR A NEW JOB. I HATE TO LEAVE. IT'S JUST LIKE A HOME WHEN I LEAVE HOME. I LOOK FORWARD TO GOING TO WORK. I ENJOY IT, THE PEOPLE, THE SUPERVISORS, AND EVERYTHING, THEY'VE BEEN GOOD. AND I'M GOING TO MISS IT. I WISH IN SOME WAY IT WOULDN'T HAVE TO CLOSE.))
[SUPER=01-Carl Dixon/Durham 2000 Employee;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=it wouldn't close.]
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[VO-NAT]


The company's president says he'll do everything he can to help workers find new jobs.
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[Partial-Birth]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-43 20:20]
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A federal judge halts Virginia's newest abortion law before it even took effect.
Judge Robert Payne issued an injunction today that would keep the ban on so-called "partial birth" abortions from becoming law July first.
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[VO-NAT]


In a 97 page opinion, Judge Payne writes:
"The term 'partial birth abortion' is a term coined by legislators, anti-abortion activists, and the media. It has no accepted medical meaning."
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Judge Payne seems to accept the abortion doctors' argument that the law is worded too vaguely, and could apply criminal sanctions to other routine abortion procedures.
He writes:
"...the Act's 'chill' on the physicians' ability to perform the medically appropriate method of abortion in this manner would result in a less safe performance of an abortion for the patient."
[SUPER=03-Richmond/June 17;]


Attorney General Mark Earley issued only a brief statement, promising an immediate appeal.
Earley says he'll continue to "stand with the people of Virginia" who he says favor the law.
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[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=Abortion]


Unless Judge Payne's injunction is reversed on appeal, the law's on hold until it goes to trial August 18th.[Drink-E

arley]


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[TAPE#98-49 30:09]
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Common sense.
That's what a state task force on binge drinking is recommending after 15 weeks of work.
The Attorney General's Task Force released a draft report today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape;]


It's main idea is to change campus culture to make heavy drinking unpopular.
It calls for each college to develop its own unique plan.
Among other recommendations: more Friday classes, to slow the weekend binge.
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[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


Former Attorney General Richard Cullen formed the task force last year after five Virginia college students died in drinking-related incidents.
The state financed a full-time staff of six people.

The final report will be voted on July first.[AEP-Cutback]


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[TAPE#=98-40 1:12:50]
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Hot weather and high demand are creating headaches for the power company.
The company is asking its customers to conserve.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


With the sun bearing down and the temperature climbing above 90 degrees, demand for electricity soared during the day.
The utility has an unusual number of generating units out of service, and a spokesman says that's created a serious problem.
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[SOT 12:26:06]
[IN Q=If we were the only one]

((TOM AYRES/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: IF WE WERE THE ONLY ONE FACING THAT PROBLEM, WE COULD PURCHASE SHORT TERM POWER FROM OUR NEIGHBORS, BUT SEVERAL ARE FACED WITH THE SAME THING, SO THE AVAILABILITY OF GENERATION ON THE MARKET IS PRETTY TIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Ayres/American Electric Power]
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[OUT Q=prety tight.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A-E-P is asking customers to turn up their thermostats, and use dishwashers and washing machines at night.
The utility hopes voluntary conservation will prevent interruptions of service.

[Lexington-Hospital]


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[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-34 1:49:06]
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Stonewall Jackson Hospital is getting a new C-E-O--Robert Huch of Buena Vista.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


Huch is the current Vice President of Administration and Finance at Southern Virginia College.
However, he has 13 years experience in health care.
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[SOT 14.23.20 - 14.23.32]
[IN Q=I hope the]

((ROBERT HUCH:I HOPE THE EXPERIENCES I'VE HAD WILL BE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE CONTIUNED SUCCESS OF THE HOSPITAL. I THINK THE HOSPITAL HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL. I THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF ISSUES THAT WE STILL NEED TO ADDRESS AND I LOOK FORWARD TO JUMPING RIGHT IN.))
[SUPER=07-Robert Huch;]
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[OUT Q=jumping right in.]
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[VO-NAT]


367 people from around the country applied for the top job.
Will Mahone, the hospital's current C-E-O, will step down when the hospital's management under Carilion ends.
Huch will take over July 16th once the hospital's affiliation with VaLiance Health begins.
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[PCOS]


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[TAPE#=598-27 19:50]
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Some infertile women could be a step closer to motherhood.
A study out of Virginia Commonwealth University is offering hope.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/VCU Video;]


Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is traced to the body's excessive production of insulin.
The excess insulin sets off a hormone imbalance that interferes with ovulation.
But the study published in this week's New England Journal of Medicine says treatment with the common diabetes drug, Glucophage, may hold the answer
Until recently doctors offered few treatment options.
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[SOT 55:41]
[IN Q=Now they have]
[SUPER=01-Dr. John Nestler/Fertility Doctor;]
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[OUT Q=ovary Syndrome hope]
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[VO-NAT]


Researchers at V-C-U discovered that Glucophage lowered insulin levels in overweight women with P-C-O. That lead to spontaneous ovulation and allowed the ovaries to respond to fertility drugs.
Ninety percent of the women treated with the Diabetes drug and fertility treatments ovulated.
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[McDougal]


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Whitewater figure Susan McDougal is out of jail-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR;]


A federal judge has reduced her sentence to time served and ordered her to serve 90 days of home detention.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=03:13:05]

((MARK GERAGOS/MCDOUGAL'S ATTORNEY: FIRST THING SHE'S GONNA DO. I'M GONNA TAKE HER SOMPLACE AND GET HER SOME CLOTHES..LAUGHS.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Geragos/McDougal's Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=HER SOME CLOthes.. laughter]
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The judge acted after a doctor testified that McDougal needs treatment for spine problems.
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[Tripp]


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Linda Tripp will testify before the grand jury investigating Monica Lewinsky.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/File Tape;]


Her laywer says she's been subpoenaed to testify next week.
It was Tripp's tape recordings of Lewisky that triggered the investigation of President Clinton.
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[Starr-Foster]


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[vo-nat]
[super=03-McLean;]


Ken Starr will have to investigate the white house travel office without notes of Vincent Foster's meetings with his lawyers.
[super=04-File Tape]


The Supreme Court ruled attorney client privilege is protected even after a client's death.
Foster committed suicide just days after meeting with his attorney.
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[Line-Item]


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[vo-nat]
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The high court also took some power away from the President today-
It struck down the line item veto, ruling it is UNCONSTITUTIONAL-
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[IN Q=]
[SOT 14:01:20]

(( SEN. CARL LEVIN/D- MICHIGAN: CONGRESS IN THIS PARTICULAR LINE ITEM VETO BILL STRUCK DOWN TODAY TRIED TO BEND THE CONSTITUTION- THE COURT SAID IT WILL NOT ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN. THANK GOD IT DID. ))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Carl Levin/(D) Michigan;]
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[OUT Q=thank God it did."]
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[VO-NAT]


The justices said the line item veto gives the President too much legislative power.
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[IRS]


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[WRITER=jja]
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A plan to overhaul the nation's tax-collection agency has passed the house.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


The measure would boost taxpayers' rights in collection disputes.
It will shift the burden of proof from taxpayers to the I-R-S in civil court cases.
The senate is expected to pass the bill after the July 4th recess.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

[Tease1]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Bible is overcoming racial and denominational boundaries in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]


And
Brush fires will be the sparks flying this July 4th in Florida.
We'll have the latest coming up News 7 at 11.
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[Stadium-Collapse]


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A balcony collapsed at a wrestling match in Southern Russia-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nalchik, Russia;]

killing 23 people and injuring 39 others.
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((NATURAL SOUND OF COLLPASE))
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[vo-nat]
The vicitms were fans who had come to watch the Russian national free style wrestling champisonships.
It took several hours to sift through tthe rubble because the balcony was 55 yards long.

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No home fireworks this fourth of July in Florida-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Volusia Co., FL; ]


The Governor's banned the use and sale of fireworks to prevent any additional fires from starting.
He says firefighters are waging a historic battle against the fires.
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[SOT 17:01:20]
[IN Q=]

(( THEY ARE PUTTING THEMSELVES ON THE FRONT LINE OF DANGER TO SAVE OUR LAND AND OUR HOMES. THIS IS THE KIND OF PATRIOTISM WE CAN ALL CELEBRATE THIS FOURTH OF JULY))
[SUPER=01-Lawton Chiles/Florida Governor]
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[OUT Q=THIS FOURTH OF JULY.]
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[VO-NAT]


Florida will still allow public displays.
[super=03-Plantation Pines, FL;]


Meanwhile hundreds are being evacuated in Plantation Pines near Orlando-
The fires are getting too close to homes.
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[Bible-Study]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=sta]
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Two churches in Roanoke are hoping their lesson in togetherness will help the rest of the city's race relations.
Stacey Martin has more.
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[SUPER=01-Pastor Paul Johnson/Williams Memorial Baptist Church;]
[SUPER=07-Jessie Herd;]
[SUPER=01-Ruth Ann Hannah/Co-Organizer;]
[SUPER=@Stacey1;]
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[OUT Q=SM, News 7 Roanoke.]

(( Two churches. Two denominations in Roanoke right next to each other.
But, socially their congregations were much farther apart until joint Vacation Bible Study Classes began.
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[SOT 20.07.29 - 20.07.40]

((PASTTOR PAUL JOHNSON: WILLIAMS MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH: I MEAN THERE HAS BEEN, IT SEEMS TO BE UNITY FROM BOTH CHURCHES AND MY PHILOSOPHY HAS ALWAYS SAID IF WE CANNOT WORSHIP TOGETHER HERE ON EARTH HOW ARE WE GOING TO STAY TOGETHER IN HEAVEN.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=together in heaven.]


Here, people from the predominantly white First Church of the Brethren and the predominantly black Williams Memorial Baptist Church sit side by side from children to adults.
Most youngsters don't notice the significance.
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[SOT 18.44.46 - 18.44.55]
[IN Q=It's really fun]

((JESSIE HERD: IT'S REALLY FUN. WHAT'S SO FUN ABOUT IT? WELL, YOU GET TO PLAY A LOT AND TO A LOT OF STUFF.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=lot of stuff.]


Adults, see it as a long-awaited chance to improve race relations.
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[SOT 19.03.23 - 19.03.35]
[IN Q=It was time]

((RUTH ANN HANNAH/PROGRAM CO-COORDINATOR: IT WAS TIME TO WORSHIP TOGETHER, TO LIVE TOGETHER, TO STUDY AND WE THOUGHT VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL WOULD BE A GREAT PLACE TO START. THE CHILDREN ARE QUITE WILLING IT'S WE ADULTS WHO HESITATE.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=adults who hesitate.]


The sessions cover and crafts, music and bible study--making religious teachings a part of everyday reality.
It's a lesson church leaders hope others in Roanoke will learn.
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[SOT 20.01.07 - 20.11.19]
[IN Q=These vacation bible]

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTINGl THESE VACATION BIBLE STUDY CLASSES END LATER THIS WEEK AND CHURCH LEADERS HOPE IT WILL LEAD TO MORE JOINT PROJECTS IN THE FUTURE--MAYBE EVEN WORSHIPPING UNDER ONE ROOF. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Roanoke]))










[State-Song]


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[WRITER=equ]
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[GRAPHIC=Virginia State Song]


Let the arguing begin.
The official search for a new state song is underway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


A legislative and citizen subcommittee got down to work today in Richmond to replace "Carry Me Back to Old Virginia."
The subcommittee put the song search on the fast track-- and some budding songwriters are already out in front.
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[SOT 04:11:49]
[IN Q=I've got]

((I'VE GOT 45 DIFFERENT VERSIONS. I DON'T ALL OF THEM ON TAPE OR CASSETTE OR ANYTHING, BUT MOST OF THEM I DO. AND SOME OF THEM ARE VERY GOOD.))
[SOT 04:23:17]

((SEN. STEVE MARTIN/(R) CHESTERFIELD CO.: WHILE WE DO WANT TO BRING IN AS MANY ARTISTS WHO CARE TO PARTICIPATE, THE FACT IS THE LONGER YOU DRAG IT OUT, THE MORE OPPORTUNITY THERE IS FOR DISAPPOINTMENT, FOR FRUSTRATION, FOR RESOURCES SPENT, AND I DON'T KNOW WHETHER ONE WOULD CONSIDER THEM TO BE WASTED RESOURCES OR NOT. BUT WE SHOULDN'T PLAY WITH PEOPLE LIKE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Emmett Hanger/(R) Augusta Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Steve Martin/(R) Chesterfield Co.; :10]
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[OUT Q=like that.]
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[TALENT=Jean]
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Augusta Senator Emmett Hanger is the subcommittee's chairman.

If you have a song-- or just want to weigh in -- stay tuned for specifics over the next few weeks.[Tease2]


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


Some Lynchburg teachers are going back to school to stay ahead of their students on the information highway.
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[VO-NAT]


And
For almost two weeks Coupe the cat has been stuck in a tree.
We'll have the conclusion to this ongoing tail in tonight's video of the day.
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[Computer-Training]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-42 49:13]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Some central Virginia teachers are getting a taste of what it's like to be students again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


They're all Lynchburg College graduates who came back to school this week to learn more about computers.
With so many children becoming computer literate at HOME, educators say their teachers need to keep pace.
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[SOT 14:05:13]
[IN Q=They're being required]

((NANCY PHILLIPS/INSTRUCTOR: THEY'RE BEING REQUIRED TO TEACH CHILDREN ABOUT HOW TO USE COMPUTERS WITHOUT THE BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE. PROBABLY THE WORST THING WE CAN DO IS GIVE A TEACHER A COMPUTER AND NOT HELP HER LEARN HOW TO USE IT. SO OUR MOVEMENT THIS WEEK HAS BEEN TO HELP THEM LEARN HOW TO USE COMPUTERS AND TO SEE HOW THEY CAN INTEGRATE THEM IN THEIR CLASSROOM.))
[SUPER=01-Nancy Phillips/Instructor; :00]
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[OUT Q=in their classroom.]
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[VO-NAT]


Phillips says the computer course will help these teachers meet Virginia's new Standards of Learning.
And starting next year, computer training will be required for teachers seeking recertification.
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[Log-Cabin]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-32 1:31:05]
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Historians say a rare log cabin in Roanoke is priceless.
The owner is offering it for about 200-thousand dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Experts call this the oldest house in Roanoke, built around the year 1800.
But the city has condemned it as a safety hazard so it must be torn down -- unless a buyer comes forward.
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[SOT 10:35:28]
[IN Q=It's important]

((ANN STUART BECKETT/HISTORIAN: IT'S IMPORTANT TO KEEP IT ON SITE BECAUSE IT PRESERVES ITS HISTORIC INTEGRITY AND ITS HISTORIC CONTEXT, ESPECIALLY RELATED TO THE SALEM TURNPIKKE AND PETER'S CREEK. THAT'S WHY THE HOUSE WAS SITED HERE FOR THE ROAD, TRANSPORTATION, AND WATER, TWO MAIN THINGS YOU NEEDED IN 1790.))
[SUPER=01-Ann Stuart Beckett/Historian;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=or 1790]
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[VO-NAT]


Historians hope a buyer will preserve the cabin -- as a pub, for example.
The property owner is willing to sell the surrounding nine acres for an extra 200-thousand-dollars.
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[Forecasts]
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[SUPER=330-Hazy And/Muggy/68-70/HEAT ADVISORY/Hazy Sunshine/94-96;]
[SUPER=331-Clear And/Warm/68-70/HEAT ADVISORY/Light Winds/94-98;]
[SUPER=332-Patchy Fog/Late/63-66/Hazy And/Hot/88-90;]
[SUPER=333-Hazy With/Patchy Fog/64-68/Hot And/Humid/88-92;]
[SUPER=334-Patchy Fog/Late/64-66/Hot And/Humid/85-89;]

[SUPER=X5001;][S-Extra]



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nalchik, Russia; :00]


The national wrestling championships were taking place in Nalchik, Russia yesterday when suddenly in the background a 55 yard long balcony collapsed.
The weight and force of the crumble killed 23 people and injured 39 more.
There is still no word on what caused the structure to give way.
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[S-McGwire]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-21]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


The Mark McGwire march to 40 homeruns before all-star break continued last night in Cleveland.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/Cardinals vs. Indians; :00]


McGwire hit his 35th homer last night against the Tribe in the top of the first inning.
But he didn't just hit it - he crunched it.
It is believed to be the longest ball ever hit at Jacob's Field.
It went over the corner of the scoreboard and had it not nicked a beam it would have gone completely out the stadium.
The Cards lost 8-to-2.
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[S-Sosa]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-9]
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[WIPE TO ENG#!!!!!!!!!!!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI/Cubs vs. Tigers; ;00]


McGwire is getting all the attention, but look out for Sammy Sosa. Last night in Detroit, the Cubs star hit his 32nd homer of the season.
Even more impressive - it is his 19th homer in the month of June.
No man including Ruth, Mantle, Mays and McGwire has ever hit more homers in one month.
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[S-Jordan]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-19]
[GRAPHIC=Jordan]


Michael Jordan invitd a dozen of his NBA friends to joinhim back in the Tarheel state this afternoon for one heckuva pick up game.
Steve Mason and Photographer Greg Moore got to watch the jam session.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="First audio]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cory Alexander/Denver Nuggets Guard; :26]
[SUPER=01-Dell Curry/Charlotte Hornets Guard; 1:10]
[SUPER=@steve1; :]
[SUPER=01-Rusty LaRue/Chicago Bulls Guard; 1:41]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Stackhouse/Detroit Piston Forward; 2:08]
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[OUT Q=...news 7 spsorts."]
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[S-Staples]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-20 19:09]
[GRAPHIC=NBA DRAFT]


Curtis Staples may get a chance to talk with Michael later this week as he travels to Chicago for a tryout with the Bulls.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/March; :00]


Curtis had hoped the Chicago Bulls would call his name in the second round of Wednesday night's draft, but instead they selected two other guards and a forward with their three picks.
Staples will get a free agent tryout with the Bulls.
And the Phoenix Suns have expressed a strong interest in giving him a look, as well.
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[talent=roy]
[graphic=draft]


Norman Nolan, his UVa teammate is expected to sign a free agent deal with either the Wizards, Hawks or Knicks.[Sport

s Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Still to come tonight, more basketball news from the NBA,
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[VO-NAT]


plus the United State ends a horrible World Cup experience with yet another loss.
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[S-Trade]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-24]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


The latest big trade in the NBA involves former Virginia Union star Charles Oakley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]


The New York Knicks traded the 13 year veteran power forward, who also had some greta years with the Bulls, to the Raptors for Marcus Camby, who was the top pick in the 1996 draft.
Camby is anything but a power player.
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[S-Mason]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-25]
[GRAPHIC=hornets]


Charlotte Hornets' forward Anthony Mason will have to serve 200 hours of community service at a Baptitst church in Charlotte, after leading guilty yesterday to two counts of misdemeanor child endangerment.
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[VO-NAT]
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In exchange for the plea, prosecutors dropped the statutory rape and sex abuse charges that he also faced.
He admitted that he and a friend had two girls under 17 years of age in their limo during the all-star break.
But DNA tests failed to link Mason to the girls.
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Just when it looked like it couldn't get any worse for the United States at the World Cup, it did.
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With many of its stars sitting out watching yesterday's Yugoslavia-US encounter, the Americans let this rebound bang in the net to give the Yugoslavians a 1-to-nothing win.
The US finishes 30th out of the 32 teams.
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Eric Lindros has decided to stay with the Flyers and become the $8 million dollar man.
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The veteran center could have become a free agent next week, but instead decided to stay with the Flyers.
Lindros's agent is his Dad Carl, and he says he and the Flyers hope to work out a long term agreement by the end of August.
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It was a happy reunion in Texas for one cat owner and her pet.
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We first told you aout "Coupe" the cat Tuesday.
He'd been stuck 50 feet above the ground with no food or water for almost two weeks.
But with some help from the community the cat is safe once again.
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((RYAN HAMILTON; GOT HIM. VIRGINIA JOHNSON; CHEERS...HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH, MY WORD))
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A tree trimmer came to the cat's aid when volunteer firefighters couldn't reach him.
Other than being very thirsty Coupe seemed to be in good condition.
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