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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]


A homecoming for a Roanoke firefighter hurt while fighting a blaze-
Is there sewage in SMith Mountain Lake or not? We'll have the latest.
Keith Humphry talks with movie director Steven Speilberg
And children try to make it big singing the Oscar Meyer Weiner song.
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[talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]
[SOT=18:15:06]
[IN Q= I HAD NO]

((BOBBY EARLY/ROANOKE FIREFIGHTER; I HAD THE BEST DOCTORS IN THE WORLD. IF THEY WERE GOOD ENOUGH TO WORK ON SUPERMAN, THEY'RE GOOD ENOUGH TO WORK ON ME.))
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=WORK ON ME.]


Am emotional homecoming for a Roanoke firefighter injured a week ago in the line of duty.
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[Early-Returns]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-57 TC09:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


On July 11th, Bobby Early was one of several Roanoke firefighters to put out a Campbell Avenue house fire. He finally returned home tonight. David Johnson has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's not often]
[SUPER=01-Donna Early/Robert's Wife; :10]
[SUPER=@David1; :47 QUICKLY!!]
[SUPER=01-Robert Early, Sr./Robert's Father; :52]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Early/Roanoke Firefighter; 1:00]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=Johnson, News-7]

(([NAT-SOUND]
[RUNS=04]

It's not often that Donna Early cries when seeing her husband returning home from work. Then again, the veteran firefighter never fractured his back before.
[SOT=18:17:49]
[IN Q=I WAS SCARED]

((DONNA EARLY/BOBBY'S WIFE; I WAS SCARED TO DEATH. BUT I KNEW HE WOULD MAKE IT.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=WOULD MAKE IT.]

Early also suffered three broken ribs and a punctured lung.
He underwent fusion surgery at the University of VIrginia Medical Center. Donna never doubted her husband would recover, leaning on the strength of family, friends and co-workers.
[SOT=18:18:05]
[IN Q=ROANOKE CITY]

((DONNA EARLY/BOBBY'S WIFE; ROANOKE CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT, ROANOKE COUNTY VOLUNTEERS HAVE BEEN 100-PERCENT THERE FOR US. WITHOUT THEM WITHOUT OUR FRIENDS. I JUST KNEW THAT WE WOULD BRING HIM HOME.)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=]

[STAND-UP/18:24:09] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; NOW THAT ROBERT EARLY IS HOME, THE FEELING IS THAT IT'S JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE HE GETS BACK TO DOING WHAT HE LOVES MOST.)) [RUNS07]
[SOT=18:19:53]
[IN Q=THE DOCTOR SAID]

((ROBERT EARLY, SR./BOBBY'S FATHER; THE DOCTOR SAID THAT HE WOULD BE AS GOOD AS HE EVER WAS. AND HE'S GOT THE FORTITUDE TO DO IT.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=TO DO IT.]
[SOT=18:16:02]
[IN Q=IT MEANS A LOT]

((BOBBY EARLY/ROANOKE FIREFIGHTER; IT MEANS A LOT TO ME. I WOULDN'T HAVE A SECOND CHANCE IF IT WEREN'T FOR A REASON. I'M GOING TO MAKE THE BEST OF IT. IT'LL TAKE A WHILE BUT I'LL GET BACK.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=I'LL GET BACK.]

Early will return to the UVA medical center in September to have his brace removed. The doctors will let him know at that time when he'll be able to go back to work. David Johnson, News 7.))

[Magician-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-39 TC2:00:20]
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They've written letters, they even un-masked "The Masked Magician".. but none of it has convinced the FOX network to drop its T-V specials that reveal magic's best-kept secrets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


So now illusionists across the country hope to hit FOX where it hurts.. in the pocketbook.
Lynchburg's Kevin and Cindy Spencer filed a 20-million dollar lawsuit this week, claiming the T-V shows have forced them to drop at least two illusions they spent thousands of dollars for.
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[SOT 5:45:06]
[IN Q=And hundreds of]

((KEVIN SPENCER/ILLUSIONIST: AND HUNDREDS OF HOURS OF TIME AND REHEARSAL AND STAGING AND CHOREOGRAPHY AND ORIGINAL MUSIC THAT HAS TO BE WRITTEN, LIGHTING, SCENERY.. YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT JUST THE TRICK BUT IT'S EVERYTHING THAT GOES INTO MAKING THAT TRICK A PIECE OF ART.))
[SUPER=01-Kevin Spencer/Illusionist; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=a piece of art.]
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[VO-NAT]


Two other lawsuits seeking a combined 60 million dollars in damages have been filed.
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[National]


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[Animation] [Music Up FULL]
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((NO ONE WAS MORE DEDICATED TO THIS COUNTRY AND TO THE ASTRONAUT PROGRAM TO FLY TO THE NAVY TO BEING A DEDICATED PATRIOT.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=dedicated patriot.]
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[VO-NAT]


Senator John Glenn remembers Alan Shepard.
Shepard was the first American to travel into space.
Alan Shepard died from Leukemia- he was 74.
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[Young]


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[VO-NAT]


Fans brought flowers to the star that honors actor Robert Young.
The man best known as TV's father on the show Father Knows Best died at His California home.
Robert Young also starred in the series Marcus Welby MD- and several films.
Robert Young was 91.
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[Currie]


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[VO-NAT]


President Clinton's private secretary has finished her fifth and likely final appearance before the Whitewater Grand Jury.
Bettie Currie's attorney says she's happy to have the experience behind her and is looking forward to returning to work.
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[IRS-Reform]


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[VO-NAT]


President Clinton put pen to paper today in hopes of making tax day easier for Americans.
The bill is designed to change the Internal Revenue Service to a friendly fairer tax collector.
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[SOT 15:10:23]
[IN Q=]

((BUILDING ON EFFORTS TO OFFER SIMPLE HIGH TECH OPTIONS FOR FILING TAXES AND MAKING TAX FORMS MORE EASILY AVAILABLE OVER THE INTERNET.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=OVER THE INTERNET.]
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[VO-NAT]


The bill is aimed at increasing tax payer rights and improving the responsiveness of the IRS.))
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[SUPER=03-Hollywood, CA; :21]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :38]
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[Out Q=of the IRS]

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[5-Weather-Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#598-30 TC27:53]
[GRAPHIC=Summer Heat]


Tobacco farmers say this heat wave is baking their crop right in the field.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


C-D Bryant is worried about his 90-acres of tobacco in Pittsylvania County.
He says 100-degree temperatures can take the oil out of the plant which makes for a good leaf.
This is the sixth week Bryant has irrigated his fields, and he's already drained two ponds.
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[SOT 19:35:54-:10]
[IN Q=We started irrigating]

((C.D. BRYANT/TOBACCO FARMER: WE STARTED IRRIGATING MUCH EARLIER THAN WE NORMALLY DO SO WITH THIS HEAT COMING ON AND WE DON'T HAVE THE CROP FULLY MATURED IF I RUN OUT OF WATER I'VE DONE ALL I CAN DO.))
[SUPER=01-C.D. Bryant/Tobacco Farmer;]
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[OUT Q=all I can do.]
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[VO-NAT]


If tobacco isn't harvested by October it becomes at risk of a frost.
Bryant hopes to have the primings-- or the bottom leaves-- pulled by the opening of the tobacco market August 4th.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

[Tease1]


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


"Saving Private Ryan" premiered last night.
Ahead on News-7 at 11 we'll hear from Director Steven Speilberg who talked to Keith Humphry at the big event.
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[VO-NAT]


And the future of t-v was on display at the Salem Avalanche game tonight.
We'll have more on High-Definition television in a couple of minutes.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[OUT Q=...in the newscast."]
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((Howdy folks this is Mike Stevens and coming your way tonight in sports - Carolina League highlights from both Lynchburg and Salem.
The Big Cat has been stroking tonight for the Braves.
Tim Floyd prepares to take over the Bulls, andit won't be long before campers take this place.
The details coming your way later in the newscast.))
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[take a break][HD-TV]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-61 TC10:29]
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The future of television in operation tonight at Salem Memorial Stadium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

H-D-T-V, or High Definition Television, is touted as the next step in T-V technology. Unity Motion, a St Louis-based H-D-T-V company, used the Salem Avalanche's baseball game for its very first national broadcast. According to it's makers, these T-V's paint such a clear picture, it's like looking through a window.
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[SOT=19:15:41 - 19:19:13]
[IN Q=HIGH DEFINITION]

((BRIAN RAPPAPORT/UNITY MOTION REGIONAL MGR.; HIGH DEFINITION TELEVISION HAS THE CAPABILITY OF REFRESHING THE IMAGE ON A QUICKER BASE. THE LINES OF RESOLUTION ARE REFRESHED AT DIFFERENT TIME INTERVALS THAN ON NORMAL T-V. IT ALSO PRESENTS AT LEAST DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF INFORMATION ON THE T-V MONITOR AS COMPARED TO REGULAR T-V.)) ((J.T. KEELEY/BASEBALL FAN; YEAH, I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE ONE IN THE HOME. I THINK IT'S A LOT BETTER THAN REGULAR TELEVISION. I WOULD DEFINITELY LIKE TO HAVE ONE IN MY HOUSE.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Rappaport/Unity Motion Regional Mgr.; :00]
[SUPER=01-J.T. Keeley/Baseball Fan; :20]
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[VO-NAT]

High definition television may be available to the general public by the fall, though it could be years before all broadcasts are in a high-definition format.
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[Private-Ryan]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-48 TC44:39]
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Some local D-Day vets rubbed elbows with the stars last night at the premiere of "Saving Private Ryan."
Keith Humphry attended the event and has this report.
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[IN Q=Slaughter came to LA]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles/Last Night; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Slaughter/Roanoke D-Day Veteran; :15]
[SUPER=01-Steven Spielberg/"Saving Private Ryan" Director; :29]
[SUPER=01-Stephen Ambrose/Historian; :40]
[SUPER=04-Courtesy: Paramount Pictures; :49]
[SUPER=@Keith1; :1:29]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=News-7, Los Angeles.]




[Lake-Water]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-53 TC05:54]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mt. Lake]


Feces floating in Smith Mountain Lake managed to skate right past health department tests.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Raw sewage was spotted behind the Bradleys' backyard, but health department tests did NOT accurately report it.

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[SOT 9:44:47]
[IN Q=We are looking]

((DR. ELIZABETH ROYCROFT/HEALTH DEPT: WE ARE LOOKING WHETHER WE ARE ALLOWING TOO MUCH TIME BETWEEN COLLECTION AND EXAMINATION. IT APPEARS WE ARE AND THAT IS THE FIRST PLACE WE'RE GOING TO LOOK.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Elizabeth Roycroft/Health Dept;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=going to look]
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[VO-NAT]


Controversy has brewed ever since Hilde Hussa, from the policy advisory board, asked for a full time professional to test the lake water.
She said no one knows for sure the condition of the lake.
Tourism officials disagree.
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[SOT 13:03:32]
[IN Q=We've got]

((WE'VE GOT A PROFESSIONAL LIMNOLOGIST. DR. CAROLYN THOMAS. SHE IS A PROFESSIONAL LIMNOLOGIST. SHE IS WHAT HAS BEEN ASKED THAT WE NEED. WELL SHE'S DOING IT ON A VOLUNTEER BASIS THROUGH FERRUM COLLEGE BUT THAT'S HER PROFESSION AND SHE SAYS WE HAVE EXCELLENT WATER QUALITY.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Berry/Tourism Committee;]
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[OUT Q=water quality]
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[VO-NAT]


Ferrum College volunteers take samples regularly from some spots.
And the Health Department says it tests the beach area too.
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[L'burg-Council]


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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-54 TC25:36]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg City Seal]


Over the last twenty years, the city of Charleston, South Carolina has seen its downtown area completely revitalized.. and Charleston's mayor says Lynchburg can do the same.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Joseph Riley was in the Hill City today for a speech detailing how Charleston's facelift was accomplished.
He also liked what he saw of downtown Lynchburg.. and says the key to success is public- private partnerships.
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[SOT 3:19:44]
[IN Q=Sometimes it's]

((JOSEPH RILEY/CHARLESTON, SC MAYOR: SOMETIMES IT'S PRIMING THE PUMP JUST TO GET THINGS GOING AND THEN TO CREATE THE ATMOSPHERE FOR THE PRIVATE SECTOR TO BE ABLE TO COME IN AND MAKE THE INVESTMENTS AND HAVE THE INVESTMENTS BE PROFITABLE.))
[SUPER=01-Joseph Riley/Charleston, SC Mayor; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=investments be profitable.]
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[VO-NAT]


Under Riley's guidance, Charleston's population has nearly doubled since 1975 and it has also become a popular tourist destination.
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[Tease2]


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


What better way to cool off than with a crisp, juicy melon.
Folks in Halifax County did just that at the Virginia Cantaloupe Festival and it's one of the stories still ahead on News-7 at Eleven.
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[VO-NAT]


And did you ever wish you were an Oscar-Mayer weiner?
Kids at tonight's Avalanche game got a shot to be the Oscar-Mayer weiner spokesperson.
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[Cantaloupe-Festival]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-42 TC1:21:55]
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Imagine cooling off with all the crisp, juicy cantaloupe you can eat.
That's exactly what folks did tonight in Halifax County at the Virginia Cantaloupe Festival.
Music sensations the Coasters and the Drifters performed at the 18th annual event.
But as Christy Hubley tells us, the real star was the canteloupe.
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[IN Q=(Music) "Poison Ivy"]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jack Riggs/Roanoke; :09]
[SUPER=01-Louise Calloway/Lynchburg; :28]
[SUPER=01-James Dickerson/Washington, DC; :49]
[SUPER=@Christy2; :56]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Halifax County.]

(([NATS (of "Poison Ivy")] [RUNS:05]
No "Poison Ivy" here in Turbeville.
Just cantaloupes-- cantaloupes-- and more cantaloupes.
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[SOT 23:33:32-:40]
[IN Q=Delicious. Some of the]

((JACK RIGGS/ROANOKE: DELICIOUS. SOME OF THE BEST I'VE HAD. A LITTLE STRANGE WITH THE ICE CREAM IN IT BUT IF THAT'S THE WAY THEY'RE GOING TO SERVE IT, I'LL EAT IT.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=I'll eat it.]


People came by the bus-load.
They came from all parts of the state.
All to enjoy these sweet treats.
By the slice-- or filled with vanilla ice cream-- the cantaloupes disappeared fast.
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[SOT 23:37:07-:12]
[IN Q=The ice cream is great]

((LOUISE CALLOWAY/LYNCHBURG: THE ICE CREAM IS GREAT. THE CANTALOUPE IS WONDERFUL. SWEET. VERY GOOD.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=Sweet. Very Good.]


Folks occassionally took a break from melon eating. [NATS (of music)] [RUNS:03]
They danced to some oldies but goodies.
They chatted with friends at what's become a tradition in Southside Virginia.
And some even learned a new way to eat cantaloupe-- topped off with ice cream.
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[SOT 23:43:58-:03]
[IN Q=Oh, it's delicious]

((JAMES DICKERSON/WASHINGTON, DC: OH IT'S DELICIOUS. IT'S WONDERFUL. IT'S AN IDEA I'LL TRY AGAIN. I WILL.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=again. I will.]


The smiles on these full faces tell you they'll be back for more cantaloupe next year.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Halifax County.))
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[Forecasts]
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Carolina League highlights are coming up from Salem and Lynchburg.
We'll shoot the Bull, go bowling and check on the Braves, as well as go camping.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Indianapolis, IN; :00]


But first in tonight's Extra Point the General Motors teams got in their final test laps at Indy today, and DW was back in the familiar number 17 ride.
He'd like nothing more than to end his 6 year winless streak at the Brickyard.
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[IN Q="When you've done...]

((DARRELL WALTRIP:))
[SUPER=74-Darrell Waltrip/84 Career Wins; :00]
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[S-Avalanche]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=bag]
[TAPE#=SP-13]
[GRAPHIC=AVALANCHE]


In Salem last night the Avalanche hosted the Wilmington Blue Rocks for the second game of a three game series.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Blue Rocks vs. Avalanche; :00]

The fans got a chance to see the game in larger than life fashion tonight as High Definition Television was on display as was mentioned earlier in the newscast. The Blue Rocks were bat happy early with this two run homer by Jason Layne driving in Dee Brown. This blast was just a small part of a six run third inning by the Blue Rocks lifting the score to 7 to 3. The Avalanche fought back with a mini-charge of their own. This double off the center field wall by Bryan Warner scores Clint Bryant. The Avalanche would
[super=37-Wilmington/18/Salem/17/Final in 12;]

go on to post a two run fourth inning to make it a 9-to-5 game.
But Wilmington wins it 18-to-17 in 12 innings
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[S-Hillcats]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-15]
[GRAPHIC=HILLCATS]


In Lynchburg lastt night, the Hillcats and Keys, the bottom two teams in the Northern division hooked up at historic city stadium.
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[VO-NAT eng#]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Frederick vs. Hillcats; :00]


The Hillcats mascot, Southpaw was hamming it up with the fans tonight. You can learn more about who is inside the costume on the weekend profile this coming Sunday on the Morning news.
But southpaw didn't have much to cheer about early as Decomba Connor hits a massive homerun off the scoreboard in left field to make it 2-to-nothing Keys in the top of the third inning.
The very next batter Maikell Diaz would try to top that shot with a blast of his own. He doesn't hit the
[super=37-Frederick/8/Lynchburg/3;]

board but he does clear the fence to make it 3-to-nothing.
The Keys lock out the Hillcats winning 8-to-3
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-14]
[GRAPHIC=BRAVES/PHILS]


The Atlanta Braves cooled off the Phillies last night with a wicked 14-to-2 win at the Vet in Philadelphia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Braves vs. Phils; :00]


The Braves scored early and often tonight thanks in part to Andres Gallaraga who hit two homers. One went out in the 2nd and the other in 5th. He now has 32 for the season.
[super=35-Atlanta/14/Philadelphia/2;]


Tom Glavine got his 14th win of the season as the Braves staff limits the Phillies to just 4 hits.
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[S-Bulls]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-20]
[graphic=bulls]


A college coach is all set to take over the Chicago Bulls tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ames, Iowa; :00]


Tim Floyd resigned today as head coach at Iowa State, and then boarded a private plane for Chicago where upon his arrival he was whisked away to the United Center, the Bulls' home.
His team at Iowa State last season was just 12 & 18.
[super=03-Greensboro, NC;]


His hiring should accelerate Michael Jordan's retirement.
Last week Michael had this to say about playing for Floyd.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="No I don't...]

((MICHAEL JORDAN:))
[SUPER=10-Michael Jordan/Bulls Guard/Last Thursday; :00]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=...MAKES MY STANCE."]

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-22]
[GRAPHIC=BOWLING]


The professional women's bowling association's stop in Danville is almost over as the field has been cut down to five.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]


55 pros began the week at Country Club Lanes competing for over $10 thousand bucks and a chance to compete on national cable TV.
And this week spectators at the lanes are seeing a sport that is clearly on the rise.
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The finals take place tomorrow night in Danville at seven. The cost to get in is $20 dollars.
Steve Pardon will have more on the tour on News 7 Mornin tomorrow at six.

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Still to come tonight, Steve Mason takes us down route 220 and gives us an update
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and construction progress report on the Rising Star sports and advanture camp that will be opening soon.
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The much anticipated Rising Star Sports and Adventure camp off of route 220 south, is nearing its completion. And Steve Mason says the owner is building it with quality people as well as quality products.
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((It began with the clearing of land to make room for an indoor complex and two athletic fields. Four months later the fields are nearing completion and the 150 by 100 foot multi purpose arena has a roof. ((:))
Workers have been on site during the week and some Saturdays in order to stay on schedule. The game field will be 120 by 80 yards with a smaller practice field next to it. Upon completion, kids 6 to 16 will have a chance to play a variety of sports. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) Roanoke Express players Tim Christian, and goalies Daniel berthiaume and Dave Gagnon will conduct a roller hockey clinic September 19th. ((:))
The various sports camps and clinics will run from 2 to 6 during the school week. Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))
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The Oscar Meyer Wienermobile is in town for the next several days--
And some or our areas cutest kids hope to be stars.
For our video of the day, Photographer Brent Watts captured the action at Salem Memorial Stadium.
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Don't worry, if you missed your chance at stardom. The Wienermobile will be at the Avalanche game tomorrow night, and at Mill Mountain Zoo all weekend. (------------)