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Coming up on News 7-
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Family members lay a wreath at the site of a weekend car accident that killed seven people.
Roy Rogers sang about Happy trials- The man who made westerns in the 40's and 50's has died.
Ane one local class project is out of this world- It'll blast into space aboard a shuttle mission.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.


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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good Evening.
Police crack down on crack cocaine in Roanoke tonight-
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[super=03-Roanoke;]

arresting several people and confiscating drugs and weapons- at the Lincoln Terace housing complex.
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Family members who lost loved ones in a weekend crash on I-81 laid a wreath at the crash site today.
The funeral for six of the seven victims is set for Thursday.
[Super=04-File Tape;]


Legendary western movie star Roy Rogers died today- Rogers was 86.
[Super=03-Floyd Co.;]


Some local school children have a part in a space shuttle mission- with astronaut John Glenn. We'll explain what they're up to.
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[Talent=Jean]

Join us for news 7 at 11.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[SOT=20:34:23]
[IN Q=WE WOULD POSE]

((LT. R.E. CARLISLE; WE WOULD POSE AS DRUG ADDICTS AND WE WOULD MAKE DRUG BUYS FROM THOSE DEALERS. THEN LATER WE IDENTIFIED THEM AND INDICTED THEM.))
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[OUT Q=INDICTED THEM]
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[VO-NAT]


Six months of undercover work leads to one of the biggest drug busts in Roanoke's recent history.
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[Rke-Drug-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#98-52 11:57]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust]


Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
A task force of police officers is serving search warrants and arresting both adults and children for drug trafficking.
[Double Boxes=Jean and David/Newsroom]

David Johnson has just returned from the Lincoln Terrace Housing Complex, where police say drug dealers have established themselves as the primary source for drugs in the city.
[Live=David Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@David1;]

That's right Jean.
That's why the raid started in that community and police say it's only the beginning of cleaning up the streets.
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[IN Q=WE HAVE 267]
[SUPER=01-Lt. R. E. Carlisle/Roanoke Police; :01]
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[IN Q=WE HAVE 267]

((LT. R.E. CARLISLE/ROANOKE POLICE; WE HAVE 267 CHARGES ON 141 INDIVIDUALS THAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR AT THIS POINT.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=AT THIS POINT.]

Those individuals include about 121 adults and 20 minors. Those people are spread throughout the city, but most are primarily within the Lincoln Terrace community. As police sweep the areas, additional drug arrests are being made. Officials say it's the largest collective sweep in the last two decades.
[SOT=20:29:18]
[IN Q=WHEN CRACK COCAINE]

((LT. R.E. CARLISLE/ROANOKE POLICE; WHEN CRACK COCAINE FIRST HIT THE STREETS IN ROANOKE, WE HAD SOME LARGE MAJOR INVESTIGATIONS BACK IN THE LATTER 80'S AND EARLY 90'S THAT RESULTED IN SIMILAR ARREST. BUT SINCE THEN THIS WILL BE THE LARGEST NUMBER OF ARREST THAT WE HAVE MADE IN AN UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION OF THIS TYPE.)) [RUNS18]
[OUT Q=OF THIS TYPE.]))
[Live=DAvid Full/Newsroom]

Several people are behind bars, and more arrests are expected. As search warrants are served, police are seizing drugs and guns, but the quantity of those has yet to be released.
[Double Boxes=Jean and David/Newsroom]

Jean, Lt. Carlisle says this whole operation resulted from complaints by neighborhood groups about drug activity. Apparently residents from these areas have decided to take a stand against such things.

[Question=Jean]

David, you mentioned police consider Lincoln Terrace the main drug distributing community. Did police say where the others are?
[ANCHOR=David]


Yes, police say they are several locations spread throughout the city.[Campbell-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#98-46 45:52]
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Campbell County authorities are trying to decide whether to press charges against a couple whose daughter was accidentally shot to death last week.
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[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Last Week]


Thomas and Janet Sheppard's one-year old died when her four-year old brother shot her in the head.
The boy was playing with a loaded revolver he'd found in a dresser inside the family's Rustburg home.
Police are still investigating.
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[SOT 13:11:21//13:11:34]
[IN Q=My understanding]

((NEIL VENER/CAMPBELL CO. PROSECUTOR: MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THE INVESTIGATOR'S STILL GOT SOME PEOPLE THAT HE NEEDS TO TALK WITH BEFORE HIS INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETE. HE'LL REVIEW THE ENTIRE CASE WITH ME AND THE DECISION WILL BE MADE WHETHER ANY CHARGES ARE APPROPRIATE OR NOT APPROPRIATE, BUT I'VE NOT MET WITH HIM AND NO DECISION'S BEEN MADE ON ANY MATTER YET.))
[SUPER=01-Neil Vener/Campbell Co. Prosecutor; :00]
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[OUT Q=any matter yet.]
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[VO-NAT]


Failing to secure a weapon is a Class Three misdemeanor in Virginia, which carries a 500 dollar fine.
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[open] [Roll News 7 at 11 Open]

[BotyAx-Folo]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=98-43 1:01:11]
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[**Note Anchor TAG***]
Funeral services for six of the victims will be held Thursday, but the memory of what happened two days ago, may never be laid to rest.
Eric Earnhart has more.
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[IN Q=Pictures of Saturday's]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co/Saturday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Roxanne Cullen/Victims' Sister; :24]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :34]
[SUPER=01-Glen Stark/Superintendent; :42]
[SUPER=10-Kevin Chittum//November 8, 1991; :57]
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(( Pictures of Saturday's accident scene tell one part of this tragic story...
Pictures of the young victims tell the other...
25 year old Kevin Chittum, 13 year old Bridget Chittum, 11 year old Sheena Miskovsky, Joshua and Jonathan Conner, 13 and 10,
19 year old Tamara Witney Rogers, whose family asked her picture not be used, and truck driver 59 year old Jerry Douglas Gregory.
[SOT 01:53:50]
[IN Q=we're doing ]

((ROXANNE CULLEN/VICTIMS' SISTER; THERE'S NOTHING ANYONE CAN REALLY SAY OR DO TO REALLY HELP OUR PAIN, JUST KEEP PRAYING FOR US AND HOPE THAT WE GET THROUGH THIS)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=deal with it]


Rockbridge County School officials are offering counseling, aware that the impact of the loss may not set in until students return to their classes.
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[SOT 01:41:48]
[IN Q=i think a part]

((GLEN STARK/SUPERINTENDENT; I THINK A PART OF WHAT WE'LL TRY AND GET A HANDLE ON IN TALKING WITH FOLKS THIS WEEK AND NEXT WEEK IS WHAT LEVEL OF ADDITIONAL INTERVENTION WE MADE NEED ONCE SCHOOL STARTS.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=of the summer]


7 years ago... we talked to Kevin Chittum, part of the last graduating class of Natural Bridge High School.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=we're going to be]

((KEVIN CHITTUM/ WE'RE GOING TO BE THE LAST PEOPLE TO SET FOOT ON THIS FIELD, AND SINCE WE'RE THE LAST CLASS, OF NATURAL BRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL, IT'LL MEAN A LOT)) [RUNS07]
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[IN Q=if we had just ]

((ROXANNE CULLEN/VICTIMS' SISTER; IF WE HAD JUST LOST ONE FAMILY MEMBER IT WOULD STILL JUST BE AS HARD, BUT THIS ACCIDENT WIPED OUT HALF OF MY FAMILY, AND WE WERE ALL VERY CLOSE, AND THEY WILL BE SADLY MISSED.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=sadly missed]


Route 11 is still closed at the scene of the accident, 4 thousand gallons of diesel fuel is eating away the asphalt... it will be replaced...
The only part of this tragedy that CAN be. [standup]
Monday evening family members placed a wreath at the accident site as a reminder to those who pass by.. though it's unlikely anyone in this community will forget any time soon.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Route 11 at the accident site will be closed daily from 9-am until 5:30-pm while work crews repair the damage.

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[Animation] [Music Up FULL]
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[Music Under]
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[SUPER=03-Flagler Co., FL;:00]
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((
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Rain fell in Florida today- a welcome sight after weeks of wildfires.
Forecasters predict more wet weather and that could help firefighters gain ground.
Today many in Flagler County were allowed to go back home.
Some found their homes burned-
Others were more fortunate- 97 percent of the homes were saved.
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[SOT 15:04:21]
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((WE APPRECIATE IT AND THANK THE LORD FOR IT. OUR BUSINES SWAS SAVED AND WE'RE HERE EVERYBODY IS ALIVE AND WELL.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=ALIVE AND WELL.]
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It's now up to a jury to decide if this 19-year old killed Ennis Cosby.
A jury deliberated for 45 minutes in the case of Mikhail Markhasev before breaking for the day.
Actor Bill Cosby and his wife sat in on closing arguments today- the first day they attended the trial.
Markhasev is accused of killing Cosby's 27-year old son Ennis while he changed a flat tire last year.
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[VO-NAT]


Another day of talks has ended without resolving the strikes at two General Motors parts plants.
One dealer says if the strike continues, he'll run out of cars in about a month-
And workers say they're not close to a deal.
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[SOT15:11:18 ]
[IN Q=]

((IVAN GARCHOW/GM STRIKER: I THINK IT'LL HOLD I DON'T THINK THEY'LL GET NOTHING THIS WEEK. IT'S NOT LIKE MANAGAMENT IS IN ANY BIG HURRY TO SETTLE THIS FOR SOME REASON OR ANOTHER.))
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((I FEEL LIKE I'VE GROWN UP WITH EVERYBODY THAT'S ALIVE AND KICKIN TODAY.)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=AND KICKIN TODAY. ]
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The singing Cowboy who entertained Americans for years has died.
Roy Rogers rose from a depression era peach picker to the top Western Star at the box office.
Rogers and his horse Trigger starred in numerous films.
His wife Dale Evans says Roy Rogers was always the king of the cowboys in her eyes.
Roy Rogers was 86.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-48 26:11]
[GRAPHIC=education]

The search for a new principal for Patrick Henry High School may soon be over.
There were 14 applicants for the job, now it's down to just one candidate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

(Ron SETH-CHECK) Ron Szewczyk is from the small community of
(HOE-TON) Houghton Lake, Michigan.

The 28-year education veteran is a pricipal for a high school with a student body of about 700, about half the size of P-H. But (Seth-check) Szewczyk says size isn't a factor.
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[SOT=19:33:59]
[IN Q=I THINK IT'LL]

((RON SZEWCZYK/PRINCIPAL FINALIST; I THINK IT'LL BE A LOT OF FUN. I THINK I CAN DO A LOT OF THINGS DIFFERENT, LIKE I MENTIONED IN THE MEETING. I'M NOT GOING TO BE IN THE CONFINES OF I CAN'T. I'M GOING TO EXPLORE SOME DIFFERENT THINGS. SOME PEOPLE MIGHT SNICKER. SOME PEOPLE MIGHT LAUGH. BUT I'M GOING TO GIVE IT A SHOT AND HOPEFULLY, I GOING TO KEEP MY FINGERS CROSSED THAT IT WORKS OUT RIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Szewczyk/Principal Finalist;]
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[OUT Q=works out right]
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There was another finalist, but he withdrew from contention at 11 this morning after discovering there was a health center on the school's campus.
[SOT=19:40:10]
[IN Q=HE SEEMED CONCERNED]

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT; HE SEEMED CONCERNED BECAUSE AT THAT LATE POINT HE HAD TO WITHDRAW. BUT HE SAID IT VIOLATED ONE OF HIS VERY BASIC PRINCIPLES AND HIS RELIGIOUS BELIEFS ABOUT ABSTINENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke School Superintendent;]
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[OUT Q=PARTICIPATE FURTHER.]
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[VO NAT]
Harris will decide within the next few days whether to appoint (Seth-check) Szewczyk or to continue the search.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

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Junior, Jim, Marky Mark and and the homerun bunch with some good vibrations tonight. Hey this is Steve Mason and coming up in sports, all your highlights from the Baseball's all star homerun derby. Be sure to check out Ken Griffey's surprise entry and win in sports!
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[Bowers-Address;]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-42]
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A party for the Roanoke Star, a better paramedics museum and a program to help kids.
Those are the items on Mayor Bowers' wish list this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

["City Council 1" tape]
At today's state of the city address, Bowers announced his initiatives. [from TAPE 97-60]
"Star 2000" will celebrate next year's 50th anniversary of the Roanoke Star and help the city usher in the new millennium. [TAPE 97-31 or 97-37]
Another program will try to find a way to give the emergency medical museum a permanent home.
And, Bowers said "Roanoke's Promise" will help at-risk children.
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[SOT 14 27 05]
[IN Q=this program]

((MAYOR DAVID BOWERS: THIS PROGRAM TO BE KNOWN AS "ROANOKE'S PROMISE IS A CALL FOR ACTION FOR CITIZENS IN OUR COMMUNITY TO GET INVOLVED AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD'S LIFE.))
[SUPER=@Bowers;]
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[OUT Q=CHILD'S LIFE]
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[City Council 1 tape at ]
Also today, Bowers welcomed Alvin Hudson as the city's newest council member.
The former Roanoke sheriff was elected to city council in May.
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[Gilmore]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-28 25:37]
[GRAPHIC=Gilmore]


Governor Jim Gilmore's already hired some Democrats into his Republican administration.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Today, he snapped up the director of the Virginia chapter of the N-double-A-C-P.
Linda Byrd-Harden was a vocal critic of
[SUPER=@File;]

former Governor George Allen-- at one point calling for his resignation.
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[SOT 04/10/97]
[IN Q=I think]

((I THINK THAT THIS IS JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THAT CONTINUED FASCIST BEHAVIOR THAT THE GOVERNOR HAS EXEMPLIFIED.))
[SUPER=10-Linda Byrd-Harden//April 1997;]
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[OUT Q=has exemplified.]
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[VO-NAT]


Today, Byrd-Harden was circumspect about her criticisms of Allen-- and had only words of praise for Gilmore.
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[SOT 11:28:27]
[IN Q=I thank]

((I THANK THE GOVERNOR FOR GIVING ME THAT OPPORTUNITY AND NOT TO BE INTIMIDATED BY WHAT OTHERS MAY PERCEIVE I'VE HAD TO DO IN TERMS OF MY JOB AND COMMITMENT TO MY PREVIOUS ORGANIZATION.)) ((I'VE NEVER SEEN LINDA AS A CRITIC. SHE'S WORKED WITH THE NAACP AND HAS SPOKEN HER MIND... OF MYSELF.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore :12!!]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=of myself.]
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[VO-NAT]


Byrd-Harden will head up the state Department of Minority Business Enterprise.
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[Car-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=98-39; 1:26:41]
[GRAPHIC=Personal Prop Tax]

[***NOTE Anchor tag***]
The first 50-thousand car tax refund checks are ready to go out.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Chesterfield County residents will be the first in the state to get refunds on their car tax payments.
Checks for the 12-and-a half percent of this year's car tax were flowing out of state printers today.
A hotline will be operational this week.
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[SOT 12:53:00]
[IN Q=The hotline]

((RON TILLETT/VIRGINIA SECRETARY OF FINANCE: THE HOTLINE IS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS THAT MIGHT COME UP FROM EITHER THE IMPLEMENTATION SIDE OF THE PROGRAM OR FROM CITIZENS THAT MIGHT HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT "WHY DID I GET THIS AMOUNT OF CHECK?" OR IN THIS CASE "WHERE IS THE REST OF MY CHECK?))
[SUPER=@Tillett;]
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[OUT Q=my check?]
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This is the only year that the state will print checks.
In future years, your car tax bill will be reduced by the phase-in amount, until it's completely eliminated -- probably in four years, depending on the economy.
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[TAKE PINNACLE 1006]
The NO CAR TAX toll free hotline is 1- 877 CARTAX-1.
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[Tease2]


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


New hope for a young girl diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy...
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[VO-NAT]


And
also coming up,
a blast from the past as old-time Roanoke Valley radio comes to Salem.
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[Brain]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=98-49 42:01]
[GRAPHIC=medical news]


Researchers at the University of Virginia have discovered a hereditary brain disorder is sometimes misdiagnosed as an incurable disease.
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[VO-NAT]

Doctors examined a seven-year old girl diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and found she actually suffered from a treatable brain disorder. It was a relief to her family who never gave up hope that she would one day function normally.
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[IN Q=Can you]

((CAN YOU IMAGINE FOR FIVE AND A HALF YEARS, SHE DIDN'T TALK, SHE DIDN'T MAKE A SOUND, NOT A SOUND, NOTHING.))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=sound, nothing.]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]

The research is reported in the July issue of the Annals of Neurology.


[RADIO]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=pev]
[TAPE#=98-53 15:27]
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The first radio broadcast in the Valley originated from WDBJ on June 20, 1924, and since then radio has undergone many changes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


A new exhibit at the Salem Museum harks back to the days of yester-year by showing off some of the Valley's vintage radio gear.
"Making Waves" focuses on both the pioneering technology as well as the pioneers themselves.
Many of the people featured were once household names throughout the Valley.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Some of the personalities]
[SUPER=01-Ted Rogers/Retired Radio Personality;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=personalities in the Valley.]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


The exhibit is called "Making Waves: The Valley's Radio and Recording History.
It opens this Saturday and will be on display at the Salem Historical Museum through September 12.
The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, and admission is free. [Forecasts]
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[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=extra]
[GRAPHIC=Extra Point]


The Hillcats melt the Avalanche, the Falcons sign an old bird, and the all star highlights for all, the homerun derby, we will take you there
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[VO NAT] either by land or by compueter! Thats's right, the 98 all star game goes hand in hand with microsoft computers latest use of graphics in a virtual major league baseball all star game. this new computer generated game is designed by the Microsoft Corporation. the real thing in a few.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-18]
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Major league baseball's all star weekend went off with a bang last night as Ken Griffey Junior,, who had originally withdrawn, stepped back up to the plate and crushed the competition in the homerun derby.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO/ESPN; :00]


To coors field we go, a beautiful site it is. All eys were on that guy though, Mark McGuire, who leads the majors in homers at the break.
But it would be Griffey and fellow amerincal leage slugger Jim Thome who would steal the show after McGuire exited after the first round.
Junior clocks 8 in the first round to set the tone.
But Tome was tyour double decker special finding the higher seats more than anyone.
Coming into the finals, each had five outs to waste, Thome could only manage 2 homers.
Griffey steps in and clocks three for a three round total of 19 homeruns to Thome's 17. Ken griffey Junior takes home the homerun derby trophy.
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[S-Cards]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-14 40:19]
[graphic=trading cards]


Many folks, including those who collect trading cards, are hoping to see McGwire continue his homerun magic with a blast or two into the thin Denver air tomorrow night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


McGwire's pursuit of Roger Maris's single season homerun mark is already giving sports card shops all across the country a shot in the arm.
McGwire's big biceps and his approach to the game are winning new fans and attracting new collectors every day.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="People like...]

((BILL BRYANT:))
[SUPER=01-Bill Bryant/"The Wax Box" Owner; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=...to the game."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]


Bryant, owns the Wax Box in Southwest Roanoke where he has a number of the more than 800 cards that have been made with McGwire's likeness on them.
His 1985 rookie card now sells for nearly 100 dollars.
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[S-Stars]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-21]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


Tonight, the wrest of the all stars will showcase their talents in major league baseball's 69th all star game, but most eyes will still be on those who speak softly and carry the big sticks.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="i think]

(())
[SUPER=01-Jim Leyland/National League Manager; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=...what thtey've done"]
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[VO=NAT]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO; :]


David Wells starts on the mound for the AL while Greg Maddux starts for the NL in an unforgiving park.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Greg Maddox/NL Starter; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=...its third"]
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[S-Avs]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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In the minors, Salem takes on Lynchburg.
Bottom of the first, Lynchburg's Garrett Long smacks a double off the left field wall and freddie May is gonna come on down. 1-nothing Cats.
Salem answers in the third. Designated hitter Juan [SUPER=34-Lynchburg/6/Salem/3;]Sosa crushes a two run homer over

the left fioeld wall, this guy should havew been in the major league HR derby. 2-1 Salem.
In the bottom of the third, Long connects on another two bagger, scoring Rob Mackowiak, 3-2 Cats and Lynchburg wins it 6-3.
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Still to come, A sudden death shootout made for an exciting end to the Womens U.S. Open,
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] and Denise Allen takes us to the New River Valley Speedway where a labonte family member took a turn on tthe hal mile track.
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A new generation of racing is taking a spot at the top.
Justin Labonte is second in the Hooters Pro Cup Points Standings.
Denise Allen caught up with Terry's son at the New River Valley Speedway.
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17 year old Justin Labonte is folllowing in his father, Terry's, tracks.
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Justin is second in the points standings in this, his first full year on the Hooters Series.
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And Justin will take that piece of advice into his next Hooters Pro Cup Series Race on July 18th at the New River Valley Speedway.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.
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Students at Blue Mountain School in Floyd are designing projects that will go to outer space with John Glenn-- the first American to Orbit the Earth.
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Kids are working on a variety of experiments with film negatives, soap, and popcorn to see what effect space will have on the objects. Some students have their own predictions.
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The experiments are part of NASA's "Shuttle Small Payloads Project".
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