[News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Eric]

[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=Heads]
[GRAPHIC=]


Up next on News 7 at 11...
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[VO-NAT]


The Ku Klux Klan marches in the town where a black man was murdered.
Firefighters in Florida are making progress, but say the battle's not over yet.
And in China, an unprecedented human rights debate on live television.
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News 7 at 11 is next.

[KKK-Jasper]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Ku Klux Klan marched in Jasper, Texas today, the place where a black man was allegedly dragged to death by three white supremacists.
Maurene Maher has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It was deceptively]
[SUPER=03-Jasper, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brandy Spratley/Jasper Resident; :13-quick]
[SUPER=01-Robert Sicks/Jasper Resident; :50]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Jasper, Texas.]

(( IT WAS DECEPTIVELY QUIET AS THE NOON BELL TOILED AT THE JASPER COUNTY COURTHOUSE. DOWNTOWN STORES WERE CLOSED, AND INITALLY, ONLY A FEW CHOSE TO DEFY THE SHERIFF'S REQUEST TO STAY AWAY.

SOT: BRANDY SPRATLEY/JASPER RESIDENT

and everybody's like we almost forgot about it, but now it's all coming back.
VO: AS TEXAS LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ARRIVED FROM AROUND THE STATE, HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE MOSTLY OUTSIDERS ALSO TOOK TO THE STREETS OF THIS EAST TEXAS TOWN. A TOWN THAT HAS RELUCTANTLY BECOME THE CENTER OF THE NATION.. SINCE THE JUNE 7TH DEATH OF A BLACK MAN JAMES BYRD, JUNIOR.. ALLEGEDLY BY THREE WHITE MALES.

(nats-denouncing death)


VO: THE KU KLUX KLAN WAS FIRST TO ARRIVE.. SHROUDED IN THE TRADITIONAL WHITE ROBES AND SURROUNDED BY BLACKS AND WHITES.

SOT: whites are supreme. white is the race.



SOT: ROBERT SICKS/JASPER RESIDENT

i don't think it was a racist act. he probably.. and they was paying him back.

(nats-go home.. kkk has got to go)


VO: THE NEW BLACK PANTHERS PROMISED, BUT WHEN POLICE CONFISCATED THEIR GUNS, THEIR LEADER.. AND OTHER MEMBERS RUSHED THE KLAN.

SOT:

we should fight these bastards now.
STAND UP CLOSE:
CONSPICULOUSLY ABSENT WAS JAMES BYRD'S FAMILY, BUT THEY DID ISSUE A STATEMENT DENOUNCING THE K-K-K AND THE NEW BLACK PANTHERS.. SAYING THEY ARE TRYING TO GET ON WITH THEIR LIVES, HEAL AND HAVE A LITTLE PEACE.. A SENTIMENT THAT MOST JAPSER RESIDENTS ARE HOPING WILL RING TRUE FOR THEM AS WELL. MAUREEN MAHER, CBS NEWS, JASPER, TEXAS.))


[Roanoke-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-40; 1:15:19]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

Two people were seriously injured in a multi-vehicle traffic accident this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


It happened around 9 o'clock in the 38-hundred block of Cove Road.
One of the victims said another driver was travelling on the wrong side of the road.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=09:50:11]
[IN Q=THE CAR THAT]

((RACHEL WADE/WITNESS; THE CAR THAT WAS COMING DOWN ON THE OTHER SIDE WAS ALL OVER IN OUR SIDE AND IT HIT HER. SO ALL I WAS THINKING ABOUT WAS GETTING OUT OF THE WAY, SO I SWIRVED OVER AND I HIT THE POLE. AND THEN HE STILL SIDE SWIPED ME. HIS CAR WAS SPINNING AROUND AND I WAS TRYING TO GET OUT OF THE WAY. BUT HE HIT HER HEAD-ON THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME.))
[SUPER=01-Rachel Wade/Witness;]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=FRONT OF ME.]
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[VO-NAT]


Rescue workers had to use the "Jaws of Life" to free some of the victims including Edith Mae Johnson.
Her car was hit head-on.
She was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital and is in "stable" condition.
The other driver's name and condition have not been released.
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[Fifth-District]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-39; 1:16:36]
[GRAPHIC=none]

People looking to buy their first home can find the whole process discouraging. But today, many people got help at an annual housing conference. David Johnson has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We're first time]
[SUPER=01-Anthony Hughes/Prospective Home Owner; :01]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :09]
[SUPER=@Goode; :46]
[SUPER=@David2; :58]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=DJO, News 7, Martinsville.]
[SOT=11:11:43]
[IN Q=WE'RE FIRST TIME]

((((ANTHONY HUGHES/PROSPECTIVE HOME OWNER; WE'RE FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS AND WE'RE LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON OBTAINING LOANS AND JUST FINDING OUT HOW HOME INSPECTIONS WORK.))
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=INSPECTIONS WORK.]

Anthony and Courtnee Hughes were just a few of many people looking to get as much information as possible about home ownership. They found it at the Fifth District Housing Conference, which helps potential home buyers find different ways to get financing.
[SOT=11:12:14]
[IN Q=I'M A VETERAN]

((HUGHES; I'M A VETERAN AND I'VE LEARNED HOW I CAN OBTAIN FUNDS FROM THE V-A. A V-A GUARANTEED LOAN AND ALSO SOME HOME INSPECTIONS TECHNIQUES. AND SOME COMPANIES I CAN REFER TO FOR HOME INSPECTIONS.))
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=HOME INSPECTIONS.]

The conference is considered a one stop shopping opportunity for people hoping to become home owners and those trying to improve their property value.
[SOT=11:21:54]
[IN Q=WE HAVE LENDERS]

((VIRGIL GOODE/FIFTH DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN; WE HAVE LENDERS HERE. WE HAVE REALTORS HERE. WE HAVE PERSONS THAT INSPECT HOMES RELATING TO THE MANY ASPECTS OF GETTING SOMEONE INTO A HOME.))
[RUNS=13]

These services have been available for the past several years, but this time around the scope of the program changed a little.
[SOT=11:23:39 - 11:24:05]
[IN Q=IN THE PAST]

((GOODE; IN THE PAST, IT'S BEEN FOCUSED ON PEOPLE WHO WOULD SPREAD THE WORD, IF YOU WILL. THIS YEAR THE FOCUS HAS BEEN MORE ON GETTING THE PEOPLE THAT ARE DIRECTLY INTERESTED. TO LET THEM HAVE A BUFFET OR SMORGASBORG, IF YOU WILL. AND LET THEM GO FROM BOOTH TO BOOTH, TABLE TO TABLE AND LET THEM TALK WITH WHO THEY WANT TO.))
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=THEY WANT TO.]

This year, about 60 couples attended the event. Most left with the confidence of knowing how to purchase a home and the lenders willing to help. David Johnson, News 7, Martinsville.))

[Clinton-China]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


A joint appearance between President Clinton and Chinese President Jiang Zemin turned into an unprecedented debate over human rights on live television.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beijing, China;]


The impromptu exchange began when Clinton said the Chinese were wrong in the way they handled Tienanmin Square.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=any law breaking]

((JIANG ZEMIN/CHINESE PRESIDENT; ANY LAW BREAKING ACTIVITY MUST BE DEALT WITH ACCORDING TO LAW. PRESIDENT CLINTON; OUR FRIENDSHIP MAY NEVER BE PERFECT, NO FRIENDSHIP IS, BUT I HOPE IT WILL LAST FOREVER.))
[SUPER=02-President Jiang Zemin;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=last forever]
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[VO-NAT]


There was at least one protest at a state dinner tonight, an unidentified woman was arrested after she lay down in front of the White House press bus.
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[Florida-fires]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath]


Wildfires have burned their way through 160 thousand acres in Florida.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Volusia Co., FL;]


That means the fires have destroyed five thousand acres every 24 hours.
It's a tough adversary for firefighters, who today finally managed to contain the flames outside Daytona Beach.
But the fight isn't over.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't know]

((GERRY HENRY/VOLUSIA CO. PUBLIC WORKS; I DON'T KNOW IF THEY'RE WINDING DOWN, THERE'S ALWAYS ELEMENTS YOU DON'T CONTROL, LIKE THE WEATHER. PHIL BRENNAN/VOLUSIA COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT; IF YOU GET 20 T0 30 MILE AN HOUR WINDS, A GOOD STORM TO ROLL THROUGH HERE WITH SOME LIGHTENING STRIKES AS WE DID A COUPLE DAYS AGO, WE'E BE RIGHT BACK TO SQUARE ONE.))
[SUPER=01-Gerry Henry/Volusia Co. Public Works;]
[SUPER=01-Phil Brennan/Volusia Co. Fire Department; :07]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=square one]
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[VO-NAT]


As the dry heat continues across much of the nation, there is concern that other states may soon be facing the same situation.
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[Tease1]


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


Still to come--a growing Vinton business officially opens at a new location.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


And, it was a test for the best, among radio operators sending their signals across the U-S and Canada.
More, when the news continues.
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[Congress-Votes]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The congressional agenda this week included tax reform and military base closings.
Here's how Virginia's legislators voted.
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[VO-NAT]
[take pinnacle board # 1001]


The overhaul of the federal tax code passed the House by a huge margin-- 402 to eight.
[take pinnacle board # 1002]


Congressmen Rick Boucher, Virgil Goode and Bob Goodlatte all voted for it.
[take pinnacle board # 1003]


The Senate voted to limit the president's power to close military bases.
That measure passed 48 to 45.
[take pinnacle board # 1004]


Both Senator Chuck Robb and John Warner, opposed the idea.
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[WebWatch]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=WebWatch]
[GRAPHIC=WebWatch]


You won't see any Internet taxes for the next few years thanks to Congress.
And, do you have questions about a charity?
Get answers on-line.
More in todays' webwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The house of rep]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=WDBJ-7-dot-com]

(( [intro] [RUNS05]

The House of Representatives approved a bill that bans any new internet taxes for three years...
It would stop local goverments from adding an additional charge to things like internet access.
Existing taxes are grandfathered in.
A similar bill is pending in the Senate.

If you want to change congress, first you have to vote, and NetVote 98 makes it easier to register... you pick your state and sign up, and they'll send you a completed registration form to sign and send back....
They'll even send you an e-mail reminder to vote on election day.

If a charity wants your money, you should find out what they're doing with it... you can check them out at the National Charities Information Bureau website.
You can check the quick reference list to see if the charity meets NCIB standards.
You can also order a written report.


It's not the Truman Show, but Cornell University's nestbox network gives you a peek in on life in a family of tree swallows.
The nestbox cam updates every 2 to 5 minutes...
Better check it out now, word is the youngsters will be leaving the nest in a week or so...
The site also has plans you can use to build your own nestbox.

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

[Trigon]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Trigon]


Trigon has gone back to its original referral policy regarding eye care.
The change is in response to criticism from the Medical Society of Virginia and some customers.
Now, patients can get a referral to an ophthalmologist directly from their primary care doctor-- without seeing an optometrist in between.
The Medical Society of Virginia had asked the State Corporation Commission to look into the policy before it was scrapped.
Ophthalmologists thought it violated state law by discriminating against them.

[MW-Apparatus]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-41; 58:44]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


M and W Fire Apparatus of Vinton has a new home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton;]


The six year-old company decided to relocate to the Vinton Industrial Park on Third Street after outgrowing its old facility.
M and W builds and repairs all types of fire safety equipment and sells to customers as far away as New Jersey and Mississippi.
The company started as a two person operation in 1992 and now employs 18.
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[Tease2]


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


Up next--local residents help raise money to renovate an old Roanoke home.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


And, many people got their first glimpse of Iris, the bear, in the star city today.
More when the news continues.
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[Field-Day]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-34; 1:55:28]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Amateur radio operators are testing their skills this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Amateur Radio Emergency Services and the Southwest Virginia Wireless Association are hosting a competition on Mill Mountain for the next day. Operators will attempt to make as many contacts as possible across the country and in Canada using only emergency power. Participants hope their efforts will increase public awareness about wireless radio technology.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=14:21:19]
[IN Q=WE USE MORSE]

((GORDON GARRETT/SVAWA PRESIDENT; WE USE MORSE CODE. WE USE PHONE CONTACTS, RADIO TELETYPE IN SOME CASES. PACKET DIGITAL MODES AND WE'LL SEND MESSAGES TO OUR STATE EMERGENCY COORDINATOR. WE'LL GET 100 POINTS FOR DOING THAT. WE GET A 100 POINTS FOR USING SOLAR POWER. WE GET BONUS POINTS FOR DOING CERTAIN THINGS.))
[SUPER=01-Gordon Garrett/Association President;]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=CERTAIN THINGS.]
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[ANCHOR=Eric]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The competition ends tomorrow.

[Taste-Of-Africa]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-32; 1:34:29]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A community group sponsored a fundraiser to help renovate an old Northwest home.
Today, the first annual "Taste of Africa" was held at the Dumas Hotel and Music Center on Henry Street.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The event was sponsored by the Inner-City Coalition for Selective Development. Proceeds from the African Bazaar will go toward the restoration of a former tavern and caretaker's house in Washington Park.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=13:16:28]
[IN Q=WE ALREADY WON]

((FREDERICA MONK/ICSD PRESIDENT; WE ALREADY WON A 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS AND THAT IS THE BEGINNING OF THE HOUSE. OF PUTTING ON A NEW ROOF AND DOWNSPOUT AND WE NEED SOME OTHER THINGS TO FIX IT UP AND USE IT AS AN INFORMATION CENTER.))
[SUPER=01-Frederica Monk/ICSD President;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=INFORMATION CENTER.]
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[VO-NAT]

Although the house was built in the 1800's, it is considered to be in good condition. Monk says historical preservationists have told her the structure has a lot of "potential".
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[Yorktown-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=Virginia Profile]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Profile]


All of you history buffs will want to tune into this week's Virginia Profile.
You'll meet two World War Two veterans who survived the Battle of Midway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


One of them is Carroll Downing Junior.
He was a member of the torpedo squadron stationed on the doomed USS Yorktown
When the aircraft carrier was hit by Japanese torpedoes, he jumped overboard and swam to safety on another ship.
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;]


John Greenbacker Senior also survived the sinking Yorktown.
He was the ship's secretary.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:18:21-:38]
[IN Q=We had a real heavy]

((JOHN GREENBACKER SR./USS YORKTOWN SURVIVOR: WE HAD A REAL HEAVY DIVE BOMB ATTACK AT CORAL SEA BUT THEY NEVER PUSHED IT AS HARD AS THEY DID AT MIDWAY. WHEN WE WERE ATTACKED AT MIDWAY I THINK THE JAPANESE PILOTS KNEW THEY WEREN'T GOING HOME SO THEM PUSHED DOWN DESPERATELY.))
[SUPER=01-John Greenbacker, Sr./USS Yorktown Survivor;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=pushed down desperately.]
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[VO-NAT]


Christy Hubley will share these first-hand accounts of the USS Yorktown on this week's Virginia Profile.
Be sure to tune in to News 7 Sunday Morning tomorrow morning at eight.
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[Pet-City]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-31; 1:53:12]
[GRAPHIC=none]


One of the newest additions to the Natural Bridge Zoo made an appearance in in the star city today.
Pet City, a pet store in Roanoke featured--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Iris--the Asiatic Himalayan bear cub. The cub is part of an endangered species and is being prepared for lifelong captivity.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=13:46:32]
[IN Q=BIG CAGE.]

((CHARLIE HARVEY/PET CITY OWNER; BIG CAGE. LOTS OF CONCERT. LOTS OF CHAIN LINK FENCING. A PRIVACY AREA. A DEN-TYPE AREA WITH A BIG POOL FOR THEM TO SWIM IN. WHENEVER THEY GET A LITTLE WARM LIKE TODAY THEY CAN JUST JUMP IN, COOL DOWN GO IN THEIR DEN AND LOUNGE BACK.))
[SUPER=01-Charlie Harvey/Pet City Owner;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=and lounge back.]
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[VO-NAT]


Customers were allowed to pet llamas and goats at the store but NOT Iris.
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[Forecasts]
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[SUPER=X5001;][S-Wrath]



[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-6]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Wrath]


The Roanoke Wrath returned home yesterday having won four games in a row and holding on to first place In the Atlantic Division.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Wrath vs Shamrocks; :]


The Fans line up at the concession stand to get some refreshments to beat the evening heat.
The Shamrocks would strike first Jerome Lee-Yaw boots it to Todd Anderson who boots it high in the net for the score and South Carolina was on top by a score of 1 to nothing.
Still in the first half, South Carolina gets on the
[SUPER=34-Roanoke/1/South Carolina/3/;]

board again with a throw in this time and Willie Files gets the goal to make it 2 to nothing and the Shamrocks wins it 3 to 1.
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[S-Cup]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-16]
[GRAPHIC=SOCCER LOGO]


In World Cup Soccer action yesterday, Italy beat Norway 1 to nothing.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Paris, France/ABC SPORTS; :]


And defending champion Brazil has advanced to the quarterfinals at the world cup.
Ronaldo and Cesar Sampio each scored two goals as
[SUPER=34-Brazil/4/Chilie/1/;]

Brazil beat Chilie 4 to 1. The four time champs will face either Nigeria or Denmark for a spot in the semifinals.
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[S-Avalanche]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-22]
[GRAPHIC=Salem Avalanche]


Over at Memorial Stadium last night, The Danville 97's were in town for game three of a weekend set with the Salem Avalanche.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs 97's; :]


The only thing hotter in the ball park than this guy was the 97's bats.
Danville got on the board first Jose Delgado gets the base hit and the R-B-I and the 97's would take the one to nothing lead on the Avalanche in the first.
The 97's took a 3 to nothing lead in the first but the Avalanche would come back Brian Warner gets the base hit to centerfield scoring Jaun Sosa and the Avalanche trailed 3 to 1.
Danville answers that score in the top of the second
[SUPER=37-Salem/7/Danville/13/;]

as Mike Hessman gets all of this pitch sending it over the Icehouse sign in left center scoring two and Danville goes on to win it 13 to 7.
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[S-Yankees]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-12]
[GRAPHIC=Yankees/Mets]


The Yankees won the second game of a three game set with the Mets dubbed the Subway Series.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/FOX SPORTS; :]


Seinfeld was at the game yesterday and he had the honor of throwing out the first pitch.
The Mets got on the board first, going for the double play Chuck Knoblauch throws the ball inside of first base and Butch Huskey scores to make it 1 to nothing Mets.
But the Yankees rallied in the top of the fourth, Tino Martinez smokes this pitch sending it over the right field wall for a three run homer to give the Yankees the 3 to 1 lead.
Yankee pitcher Andy Pettitte struck out 9 yesterday.
[SUPER=35-New York Yankees/7/New York Mets/2/;]

improving his record to 9 and 5 in the 7 to 2 Yankee victory.
(------------)




[S-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-18]
[GRAPHIC=nONE]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA/FOX SPORTS; :]


In San Diego, Padre Pitcher Sterling Hitchcock was one inning from throwing a no hitter.
The bid was broken up in the top of the 8-th when Phil Nevin takes this pitch deep over the left field fence for a home run. Hitchcock ends up with a two hitter in the Padre win.
Now, lets check the scores.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=sports tease]
[GRAPHIC=None]


And coming up, The Roanoke Express is expected to name a new head coach by the end of next week Dot Bolling is closing in on another golf title.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


And Michael Jordan talks about retirement at his celebrity golf tournament in Greenville, North Carolina.
(------------)



[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-14]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Express]


Roanoke Express general manager Tony Mancuso says he and former Express head coach Frank Anzalone have a candidate for the head coaching position.
But Mancuso declined to name the candidate until he is approved by the Express board of directors.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I just can't...]
[SUPER=01-Tony Mancuso/Express General Manager; :]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=...with it."]
[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Mancuso said he's confident the board will approve the new coach and he expects to introduce him at a press conference on Thursday.


[S-Jordan]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-9]
[GRAPHIC=NBA Logo]


Michael Jordan says he's leaning toward not returning to the Chicago Bulls next season now that Phil Jackson is gone.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :]


Jordan was playing in the 14-th annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Golf Classic today. He said while he may be considering retirement he wants to weigh all his options and hasn't yet reached a decision but he thinks he will soon.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="yes, I've...]
[SUPER=07-Michael Jordan;]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=....ending decision."]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


The Salem Avalanche comes up short at Memorial Stadium. And, Dot Bolling leads the Lynwood Ladies Invitational in Martinsville. More when we return.






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[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-23]
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Riders and their horses braved the heat today to compete in the Commonwealth Games' Equestrian Competition.
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The teams were able to compete in three sports, dressage, combined training and stadium jumping which is new to the show this year.
Each year the competition grows. Now it's the biggest one at the park.
So as the show grows the park benefits.
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((TAMMY NICHOLS/COMPETITION DIRECTOR: THE PARK IS RUN BY A VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE. ALL THE MONEY FROM THIS SHOW GOES TO CAPITOL IMPROVEMENTS, FOR EXAMPLE WE'RE GOING TO PUT UP LIGHTS AND WE'VE ENCLOSED THE SECRETARY STAND. WE'VE PUT UP VINYL FENCING ON THE SECOND RING AND ALL THAT IS DONE THROUGH DONATIONS AND HORSE SHOW PROFITS.))
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[ANCHOR=ROY]
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The committee also plans to put up a third ring and may be stables.
The competition may even be expanded to two days.

[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=rst]
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[GRAPHIC=Billy King]


Roanoke's billy King shot 76 yesterday giving him a total of 150 after two rounds of the Cadillac N-F-L golf Classic.
King is tied for 64-th in the Senior event in Clifton, New Jersey.
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A little closer to home, Danny Hopkins is the leader after round of the Greater Blacksburg open. Hopkins shot a 4 under par 68 and he leads Dickie Linkous and Jimmy Williams by two shots. They both shot 70. Don Foster is the leader in the seniors division after shooting a 71.
In Martinsville, Dot Bolling is closing in on another title this year. Bolling shot a 71 and she's the leader after one round of the Lynwood Ladies invitational. Fran Hensley is second at 75.
That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody!

[S-Qualify]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Sears point logo]


Mark Martin, who crashed yesterday, led second round qualifying for tomorrows Save Mart/Kragen 350 at Sears Point with a speed of 98 point 147 he'll start 26-th.
Now, Lets look at the rest of second round qualifying.
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[SUPER=0107-26. Mark Martin/98.147/27. Ken Schracer//28. Rusty Wallace//29. Terry Labonte//30. Brett Bodine//;]
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[SUPER=0107-31. Rich Bickle//32. Ernie Irvan//33. Ron Hornaday//34. Jimmy Spencer//35. Chad Little//;]
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[SUPER=0107-36. Robert Pressley//37. Wallay Dallenbach//38. Dick Trickle//39. Steve Grissom//40. Lake Speed//;]
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[SUPER=0107-41. Derrike Cope//42. Kevin Lepage//43. Bill Elliott;]
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[Video]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=NET]
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Hundreds competed--ten made it to the finals, but only one woman was crowned Miss Virginia 1998 tonight--
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[VO-NAT]
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Miss Lynchburg Festival.
Nicole Johnson walked away with first place at the 45th Annual Miss Virginia Scholarship Pageant.
The event was held at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Johnson will now go on to compete in the Miss America Scholarship Pageant.
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[ANCHOR=Eric]


News 7 will have a live interview with Nicole Johnson tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning at 8.
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