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Coming up on News 7-
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A plane clips wires and makes an emergency landing in Hillsville-
This railroad crossing is used by hundreds to get in and out of work- But it may be blocked.
And Texas heat claims more lives as temperatures soar above one hundred for the eighth straight day.
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News 7 is next.

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Good Evening.
A small plane
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[VO-NAT]
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clipped a telephone line and skidded across a field in Hillsville. The pilot was trying to make an emergency landing.
The pilot walked away from the crash with minor injuries.
[Super=03-Roanoke]


Fire Investigator's ruled today that arson was the cause of the house fire on Campbell Ave.
A Roanoke firefighter was seriously injured when the porch collapsed on him.
[Super=03-Ferrum]


The Blue Ridge Dinner Theater has a special cast member you may recognize from a daytime soap.
[Super=03-Lynchburg;]

and Lynchburg may soon become home to the nations largest church.
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[Talent=Jean]

Join us for News 7 at 11

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[VO-NAT]


A close call for many Hillsville residents as a small plane makes an emergency landing.
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[H'ville-Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=98-50 31:57]
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon...
The homemade plane clipped a powerline as it tried to land in a field, only to skid the entire length and into a line of pine trees.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hillsville;]


Pilot Claude Hess walked away from the accident.
State police say Hess had just bought the kit-made plane in North Carolina and was flying home to West Virginia when his engine started cutting on and off.
He decided to try to land in the Hillsville field.
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[SOT 1:19:04]
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((I SAW THE PLANE COMING IN FROM THE WEST. HE WAS FLYING REALLY LOW LIKE HE WAS SKIRTING THE TREE TOPS AND HIS MOTOR WAS MISSING BADLY. 1:19:24 BUTT BUTT BUTT I HEARD A POP. I RAN INSIDE TO CALL 911 AND TELL THEM I THOUGHT A PLANE HAD CRASHED AND NO PHONE SERVICE, NO ELECTRICITY.))
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[VO-NAT]


The downed powerline also darkened stop lights throughout the town.
No traffic accidents were reported and the lights are back on now.
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[Rocky-Mount]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#98-39 1:42:57]
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Rocky Mount may block a railroad crossing that hundreds of factory workers use to get in and out of work.
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Tina Tenret tells us why.
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Jean, Norfolk Southern has been trying to close many local railroad crossings, so pedestrians and drivers do not hurt themselves on the tracks.
But some say closing this crossing would create even more safety hazards.
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[SUPER=01-H. Page Johnson/M & W Windows; :16]
[SUPER=01-Pete Foster/Building Owner; 57]
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(( This railroad crossing leads into the M-W Window Factory and the J-P Stephens Warehouse.
There's only one other way out -- and forcing two factories full of people through that exit could jam traffic.


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((H. PAGE JOHNSON/M&W WINDOWS: IF YOU EXIT 900 PEOPLE OUT ON NORTH MAIN WITH WHAT'S OUT THERE ALREADY AND THE CONGESTION AROUND THE STOPLIGHTS IT'S NOT GOING TO ALLOW ANY EMERGENCY VEHICLES TO EITHER PASS OR GET THROUGH THAT AREA ON THE WAY TO THE HOSPITAL.)) [RUNS:21]
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If the crossing is closed, Norfolk Southern will donate the land to the town.
Rocky Mount could then pave the tracks, creating another way out.
And the town wants to move street lights to the new land to hide wires and posts.
But these are major factories, with workers who don't want to be inconvenienced.
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((PETE FOSTER/BUILDING OWNER: WHAT IS THE LIFEBLOOD OF A COMMUNITY? IT'S INDUSTRY, IT'S JOBS. NOW WE SHOULD BE NICE TO M-W AND J-P STEPHENS BECAUSE THEY KEEP US ALIVE. WE LIVE ON THEM. WE SHOULD PROTECT THEM.)) [RUNS:23]
[OUT Q=leaving right now]))
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Town council put off the vote until factory managers and V-DOT could [Double Boxes=Jean and Tina/Newsroom]

study the importance of the crossing to traffic flow.


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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=98-52 13:40]
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Someone set the house fire this weekend that seriously injured a Roanoke firefighter.
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Fire investigators ruled today that arson was the cause of the fire on Campbell Avenue.
Robert Early was trying to keep the blaze away from the two neighboring homes when the porch collapsed on him, fracturing his back, breaking his ribs and puncturing his lung.
A local fire chief says Earley's injuries are the worst ever suffered by a city firefighter in the line of duty, but doctors say his prognosis is excellent.
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[County-Fire]


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[TAPE#=98-49 47:48]
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Roanoke County fire investigators say smoking was the cause of a house fire today.
Before firefighters could respond, a passerby on his way home from work was already on the job.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

While James Andrews was driving down Sanderson Road, he saw smoke coming from the rear of this house. Andrews jumped from his truck, grabbed a garden hose and tried putting out the fire. Firefighters controled the blaze within minutes. No one was hurt in the fire, but one of the family's three cats was killed.
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[L'burg-Body]


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Some questions have been answered, but others remain after a man was found dead inside a burning car yesterday in Lynchburg.
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The vehicle was found on a dirt road in a wooded area behind Graves Mill Road.
Police say the car was rented from a company in Boston, but they don't know if the man found inside is the same person who signed the lease.
An autopsy tomorrow should provide an identity and a cause of death.
Anyone who may have seen a green Chevy Malibu like this, with Massachusetts tags 3-3-0 G-V-E, should contact Lynchburg police.
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[National]


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A jury ruled the Reverand Al Sharpton and two legal advisors defamed a former prosecutor- when they accused him of raping Tawana Brawley in 1987.
[SUPER=03-Poughkeepsie, NY;]


Steven Pagones sued for 395 million dollars claiming the three made recklessly false claims that he was among a group of whites who attacked Brawley.
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((STEVEN PAGONES/FORMER PROSECUTOR: . THEY HURT A LOT OF PEOPLE... THEY HURT RELATIONS. WE HAVE ENOUGH PROBLEMS IN SOCIETY. WE DON'T NEED PEOPLE LIKE MASE, AND MADDOX AND SHARPTON SCREAMING OUT FALSE ALLEGATIONS AND CREATING FURTHER HATRED.))
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But defense attorneys claim prosecutors did not prove their case.
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((THE MAIN THING HERE IS THAT IT WAS NOT A HOAX.))
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[vo-nat]
The jury will now decide how much to award Pagones.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Flint, MI;]


As if the strike wasn't enough- now General Motors is facing yet another problem.
It's recalling close to one-million cars, including Cavaliers, Sunfires and Cadillacs.
The problem- the air bags have deployed while the car is in motion.
Meanwhile high level talks in the strike have collpased- GM's chief negotiator blamed the union for failing to compromise.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan]


The opposition is celebrating in Japan.
Voters in record numbers, mad about the economy, voted the ruling party out.
Prime Minister (Ha-shee-moto) Hashimoto got the message and resigned.
Japanese honor says a person at the top takes responsibility when something goes wrong.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX;]


The heat wave is not letting up in Texas-
Two more people died today- ten in all from this latest stretch of scorching temperatures.
Today is the eigth straight day over one- hundred degrees.
That's not helping wildfires or farmers, who are watching their crops roast.
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[Falwell]


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[TAPE#98-48 33:54]
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He already has one of the largest congregations in Virginia..
Now the Reverend Jerry Falwell is looking to expand his horizons.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Falwell wants to move his Thomas Road Baptist Church to a mountaintop overlooking Lynchburg and Liberty University.


The new church will eventually be the centerpiece of a 200-million dollar complex.
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((REV. JERRY FALWELL/THOMAS RD. BAPTIST CHURCH: WE'LL HAVE AN AMPTHITHEATER, AN R-V PARK, KIDS WORLD.. .. FOR THE CAMPUS.))
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[OUT Q=for the campus.]
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The new facility would have room for 12-thousand worshippers, making it the largest church in North America.
The money will be raised through private donations.
Falwell hopes to break ground on the project later this year and move in by the year 2000.
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[Sam-Oakey]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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One of Sam Oakey's employees says he wasn't a boss, he was a friend. The 63-year old Roanoke business man and civic leader will be buried tomorrow.
Oakey, the chairman of Oakey's Funeral Services died Saturday.
He participated in a variety of civic groups, and served as president of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Roanoke Rotary Club, and the Miss Virginia Pagaent.
Funeral services will be held at 11 tomorrow morning at the Virginia Heights Baptist Church.
[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Emergency heating assistance for thousands of low income families in Southwest Virginia could be in jeopardy,
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And
You usually see him on day-time soaps on C-B-S, but now you can see this Ferrum graduate on a local stage.
We'll have the story when the news continues.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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((All right Jean this is Mike Stevens and coming up later in sports - the Avalanche was back home tonight for the first time this month.
The leader of the Tour De France crashes into a wall, the Hurricanes bring back Ron Francis, and Hollywood Hogan throws down the gaunlet.
This and more coming tonight on News 7 sports.))

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[ANCHOR=jean]
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[WRITER=khu]
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Debbie Reynolds and Richard Hamlett are still trying to settle their differences.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/1984]


The Roanoke developer and the Hollywood actress may meet in the federal courthouse in Roanoke tomorrow... though it's less likely that SHE'll be there...
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


...now that HIS attorney has filed a Bankruptcy petition.
Chip Magee says Hamlett has less than 20-thousand dollars to his name, has no home, no car.
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[SOT 11:35:08]

((OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS, HE HAS BEEN GETTING OUT OF THE REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS, FOCUSING ON OTHER INVESTMENTS. SO HE SOLD HIS COMPANIES TO JANE PARKER OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS.))
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Jane Parker is named in Reynolds' lawsuit in U-S District Court.
Magee hopes to convince the Bankruptcy judge to suspend the District Court proceedings until the Nevada Supreme Court makes a ruling. Hamlett is appealing an 8- point-9 million dollar judgment from a judge in Las Vegas.

[Boucher]


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More than 20-thousand households in Southwest Virginia receive emergency heating assistance from the federal government.
But Congressman Rick Boucher says that program is now in jeopardy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


Funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program has been eliminated from a budget bill now working its way through Congress.
Boucher says he's cautiously optimistic the 30-million dollars will be restored, but he says a fight is brewing on the floor of the House.
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((REP. RICK BOUCHER/D- NINTH DISTRICT: IN THE EVENT THAT PEOPLE ARE NOT ABLE TO GET FUNDING TO HELP HEAT THEIR HOMES, I THINK IT'S RATHER PREDICTABLE THAT OTHER KINDS OF PROBLEMS SUCH AS SEVER MEDICAL COMPLICATIONS COULD RESULT. THAT IN TURN WOULD HAVE AN ADVERSE EFFECT ON OTHER GOVERNMENT FUNDED PROGRAMS PRIMARILY MEDICARE AND MEDICAID, AND SO THIS APPROACH IS PERHAPS PENNY WISE, BUT VERY POUND FOOLISH.))
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Joe Barta, Boucher's opponent in the November election, says he would probably vote to eliminate the funding. He says the heating assistance was created as a response to high energy prices. And he says the program is part of a massive welfare program in need of reform.

[AEP-Bosnia]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-40 1:41:21]
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American Electric Power played host and teacher today.
The power company is helping a group of Bosnians rebuild their country's utility system that was ravaged during a civil war.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Bosnian engineers and utility managers toured A-E-P's operations center.
They were learning how A-E-P generates and distributes electricity... and how the power company's methods could help them operate Bosnia's new electric industry.
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((ZORAN BOSNJOK/BOSNIAN ENGINEER: WE HAVE TO GENERATE, TRANSMIT AND DISTRIBUTE ELECTRIC ENERGY AND CUSTOMERS HAVE TO PAY.))
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[VO-NAT]


Before the war, Bosnia's electricity was controlled by the former Yugoslavian government.
The new utilities will operate much like power companies in the United States.
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[Ferrum-Play]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-46 51:17]
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An actor in a C-B-S soap opera has returned to perform in a Ferrum College play this weekend.
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((WE HAVE HERE A CONCOCTION OF CHICKEN'S FEET, LIZARD'S GUT, A MOUSE TAIL AND THE RIGHT EYE OF A CAT.))
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[OUT Q=OF A CAT]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum;]


Hal Blankenship plays Merlin in Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court."
He's had a chance to study Yankee ways, spending the last several years in New York playing a train conductor on the set of "As the World Turns."
But Blankenship says he spent some of the best years of his life in the fifties, as a Ferrum College student.
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[SOT 15:59:26]
[IN Q=I'm home]

((HAL BLANKENSHIP/ACTOR: I'M HOME. I REALLY FEEL AT HOME HERE AND IT'S GOOD TO GET BACK DOWN HERE TO GET OUT OF THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF THAT BIGTIME CITY, NEW YORK.))
[SUPER=01-Hal Blankenship/Actor;]
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[VO-NAT]


The play will run July 17th, 19th, and 24th.
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[Tease2]


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


Alabama eliminates a piece of its history with a bang in tonight's video of the day,
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[VO-NAT]


Plus,
A special camp in Radford is giving some asthmatic campers a chance to enjoy themselves, while keeping them safe.
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[Community-Foundation]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-44 52:27]
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The assets of a defunct orphanage in Pittsylvania County will now help retarded citizens.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blairs;]


The old Faith Home gave eight-million dollars today to the Hatcher Center.
The money will be managed in an endowment fund by the D-P-C Community Foundation.
The Hatcher Center teaches, trains, and employs mentally retarded people of all ages.
Some of the endowment money will be used to build a new residential facility on the Hatcher Center campus.
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[Camp-Wheezer]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=98-42 1:08:19]
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All this week at Radford University, children with asthma are learning to deal with the condition at Camp Wheezer.

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[SUPER=03-Radford; ]

Campers get to bowl, swim, make crafts and play games, but only after they pass a breathing test called a peak flow meter. It reads their lung capacity and lets the counselors know how well they're doing. The camp is fully equipped to handle a medical emergency.
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[IN Q=It's staffed ]

((CINDY CUNNINGHAM, R.N./CAMP COUNCELOR:IT'S STAFFED WITH PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL PEOPLE. WE HAVE A RESPIRATORY THERAPIST, DIETITIAN, NURSES, PARAMEDIC, AND WE'RE JUST HERE TO HELP THEM HAVE A GOOD TIME AND ENJOY CAMP AND HELP THEM DEAL WITH THEIR ASTHMA.))
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Sisters and brothers who don't have asthma are invited to join their asthmatic siblings, so they can learn to help them in case of an asthma attack.
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[ANCHOR=mike]
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[VO-NAT]


Jack Nicklaus announced yesterday that he is leaving the PGA tour in the year 2000 after playing all four major events. This week will be the first British Open Nicklaus has missed since 1962, after deciding to end his streak of 154 consecutive majors. For the die hard Nicklaus fans, not to worry, he says that he does intend to compete in open championships for years to come. The Golden Bear is one of only four players to win the Grand Slam, and the only player to win all four majors more than once.
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[S-Avalanche]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=bag]
[TAPE#=SP-18]
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After hitting the road while the fair held down its home in Salem, the Avalanche hosted the Lynchburg Hillcats in the first of 10 straight home games.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Hillcats vs. Avalanche; :00]

The Avalanche posted two runs in the 1st inning followed up by three more in the 3rd on some excellent hitting.
This single by Rod Bair scores Doug Livingston to make it a 5-to-nothing game after three innings.
The Avalanche defense was also something to watch last night. Check out catcher Blake Barthol gunning down Carlos Rivera as he attmepts to swipe second.
The rest of the infield was also on the money last night. Lynchburg's Luis Lorenzana hits into the 4-5-3 double play and you get a scoreless first 8
[SUPER=37-Lynchburg/ /Salem/ ;]

innings from the Hillcats. Salem snaps a three game losing streak despite giving up four in the top of the 9th to win it 5-to-4.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-21]
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In the big leagues tonight the Mark McGwire watch continued as the Cards hosted the Reds.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/Reds vs. Cardinals;:00]


Tonight Big Mac was looking for his 41st of the season.
He would come up empty, but his injury prone slugging partner Ron Gant would hit 15th of the season to right center in the first as the Cards and the Reds are tied at five in the 10th
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[S-Iverson]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-15 30:46]
[graphic=nba]


Allen Iverson was one of the state's best roundball players during his days at Bethel high, but now he's into making the worong kind of headlines.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk; :00]


This is Iverson's Mercedes that was seized yesterday after it was involved in a drug deal in Norfolk.
Iverson loaned the car to two of his long time friends who in turn were caught selling cocaine and marijuana out of the car in a Tidewater neighborhood.
Iverson was not in the car and he has not been charged, but under Virginia law cars used in drug activity can be permanently confiscated.
Last August, Iverson was in another car with friends that was stopped near Richmond and a 45 calibre pistol was found under his seat and marijuana was found in the car.
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[S-Francis]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-17]
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The Carolina Hurricanes took a page out of their past to help secure their future today
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC;:00]


by signing veteran Ron Francis to a four year $20 point eight million dollar contract.
For Francis, the ninth leading scorer in NHL history, this is a homecoming of sorts, he was traded from this organization eight years ago when it was still in Hartford.
He's now 35.
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[S-France]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-23]
[GRAPHIC=TOUR DE FRANCE]


The leader of the Tour De France lost more than the lead during stage two yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cork, Ireland; :00]


Jan Svorada on the Czech Republic won today's second stage with Australia's Robbie McEwan second and Italy Mario Chipollini third.
But Britain's Chris Boardman, the leader after the first two days of the race crashed face first into this wall and was knocked out of the race.
Ironically, last year he quit the race because he couldn't challenge for the lead, this year he loses his lead in this wreck.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Still to come tonight, WCW action from Las Vegas, area gymnasts are looking forward to Miller time,
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[VO-NAT]


And some aspiring lacrosse players are learning what life in the cage is like this week at Roanoke College.
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[S-Lax]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-16 tc 24:35]
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You hear a lot about sports camps during the summer months, but this one is a rarity.
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Roanoke College's Lacrosse camp for goalies is one of only about 10 such camps in the nation.
It's an intense four day experience in which the goalies face about one THOUSAND shots a day.
The coaches, like this guy, all america goalie and News 7 reporter Steve Mason help make the camp a big draw.
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85 campers have been making Roanoke College their home for the last four days. The camp wraps up tomorrow.

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Shannon Miller, the member of the US gold medal winning gymnastics team will be on hand to kick off the Commonwealth Games this Friday night.
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Some of these young gymnasts are competing in this weekend's event.
They're hoping to meet the Olympic athlete and say Shannon Miller has inspired them to work hard at the sport of gymnastics.
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The gymnasts will be in action this coming weekend at the Botetourt academy.[S-Nitro]


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After Sunday night's big pay per view event with Rodman and Malone the WCW rolled the dice last night in Las Vegas.

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For starters Diamond Dallas Page slams the Disciple into the Rick Rude who was trying to slam him.
But DDP rolls up the man for the one, two, three pin and the win.
The move of the night comes from the comeback kid Rey Mysterio. He goes over the top rope and on top of Dean Melenko.
Later, the Wolfpack would destroy Disco Inferno and Alex Wright with the torture rack and the jack knife power bomb.

And in the main event, the World Chemp Bill Goldberg improved his record to 114 and 0 with the his third win over Curt Henning since Friday night.
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London Bridge may not be falling down, but one Alabama bridge is blowing up.
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Onlookers stood watching as Keller bridge is slowly blown up arch by arch.
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The shockwaves even reached a nearby marina, where a number of car alarms were set off.
Once the last arch is demolished, a crane and a bucket will scoop up the debris from the bottom of the Tennessee River. (------------)