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Good Evening.
Gunfire erupts between North and South Korea-
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The suspense in on- The second round of SOL test results are coming in. How did local schools fare this time around?
And the search is on for the gunman who shot a man and his nephew in Pittsylvania County.
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News 7 is next. [Open]
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[Korea]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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North and South Korea have come to blows.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Yellow Sea/Saturday;]

[06/14/99 - 22NA - 22:02:12]
Warships from the rival nations have exchanged gunfire in contested waters in the Yellow Sea.
-- South Korean officials say their warships have sunk a North Korean torpedo boat in disputed waters of the Yellow Sea.
Officials say one ship from each country was hit, but there is no word yet on casualties.

[SOL-Results]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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[TAPE# 99-24 35:26]
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The final results aren't in yet, but school systems in our area are seeing dramatic improvements in the Standards of Learning test results.
[Double Boxes=Jean & Joe/Newsroom]


Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom tonight with the early numbers.
[Live=Joe full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]


Jean, it's still unclear when school officials have those final figures, but they've already seen students' individual scores... and so they've been doing their own analysis.
And while there are areas of concern... school officials are using words such as "exciting," "thrilling," and "dramatic" to describe the results.
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((With the school year behind them, the crowd at Roanoke's skate park has traded the grading curve for a new half-pipe. NAT SOUND??
But for Vella Wright, Roanoke's Director of Research, Testing and Evaluation... work didn't end with the last day of classes.
She's been busy tabulating student test scores to determine how well the city schools have performed. So far her boss is smiling.
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[IN Q=And I just went Yes!]

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: AND I JUST WENT YES! BECAUSE IT SUBSTANTIATES WHAT I'VE BELIEVED ALL ALONG AND THAT IS HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS ARE UP TO THE TASK AND THE KIDS CAN LEARN THESE MATERIALS AND IN FACT THEY WILL DEMONSTRATE WHAT THEY KNOW AND CAN DO.))
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[OUT Q=and can do.]


And Harris isn't alone in his enthusiasm. With a few exceptions, Roanoke County and the City of Salem are reporting substantial improvement across the board.
They've worked to align the curriculum with the Standards of Learning, but the superintendents say the credit goes to teachers who have taken the tests seriously, and students who have worked hard to improve their scores.
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[IN Q=Keep in mind]

((KEEP IN MIND IT'S PRELIMINARY DATA, BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE THE OFFICIAL WORD FROM THE TEST COMPANY, BUT IT'S THRILLING TO BE AT THIS POINT ONE YEAR LATER.))
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[Live=Joe full/Newsroom]


Here's another measure of the improvement. Following the first round of S-O-L testing, only one school in the Roanoke Valley met the state's standards for accreditation.
[Double Boxes=Jean & Joe/Newsroom]


This time, Jean, there are at least four schools that could claim that honor when the final results are relea

sed later this summer.[Pitts-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-14 1:26:19]
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He shot two men ... uncle and nephew ... one of them was just drinking beer in his home. Now Pittsylvania County Sheriff's deputies are looking for the man.
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[VO-NAT]
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Deputies say an argument outside these homes in Blairs may have sparked the shooting late this afternoon.
47-year old David Motley was outside when he was shot in the chest, arm and leg.
Deputies say Ralph Motley was relaxing, drinking a beer inside his home when a bullet hit him in the ankle.
Both men are in stable condition.
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[NATO-Kosovo]


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NATO peacekeepers are arriving in Kosovo-
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[vo-nat]
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but the area is far from peaceful.
Reports tonight that three Serbs were shot by men wearing Kosovo Liberation army armbands.
Two German journlists - a photographer and reportered are also dead- killed by sniper fire.
The U- S Marines rolled in today to cheering Kosovars- part of thousands of NATO peacekeepers who are spreading out over Kosovo.
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[Mass-Grave]


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Peacekeepers moving in found more evidence today of ethnic cleansing-
Another mass grave is uncovered- piles of passports taken from Albanians were also found.
Kimberly Dozier has more on these latest findings.
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((Residents of the area, thirty miles south of Prestina, said the graves, marked with wooden sticks that bore numbers but no names, were recently dug for bodies that had initially been dumped in a communal grave. The alleged mass grave was covered with boards, but the smell of decomposing flesh was strong. A local K-L-A officer said the Serbs had looted and burned the village before leaving. Albanian/English translation The Serbs did everything, the worst they could do to civilians. This not the only mass grave. There are more up there. As NATO peace keeping troops stumbled upon the graves, elsewhere in Kosovo piles of confiscated passports and identity cards were also found. Kosovo -Albanian refugees claim that Serb security forces took their documents so they would not be able to prove who they were, and so would not be able to return to their homes. Andrew Kevel, British Intelligence Corps. The kind of thing we found were many little individual indentity cards, possibly thousands of them. This is in two hours of searching, they were layered so deeply on the ground. Also passports, all of which have been ripped in two to render them invalid. Meantime, at a ceremony to launch the recontruction of a bridge destroyed by NATO missiles , Yugoslav president Slobadan Milosevic said that the worst was over for the country and that it was time to start rebuilding. But as war crime investigators continue to gather evidence, it is all too clear that Milosevic's ethnic cleansing policy has raped Kosovo and many lives will never be rebuilt. Kimberly Dozier, CBS News, Kosovo.)) [Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey [WX1] [11:00pm] [06/14/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [EFFECT TO] [WXPRO/FULL]RADAR UPDATE WAKE UP FORECAST

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What's in a name? Plenty, it seems, over the proposal to change the name of Orange Avenue.
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[VO-NAT]
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[picture of orange avenue]
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference wants to rename the road after Martin Luther King, Junior. [picture of ACS home entertainment/ Scott walking with Whitcomb]
But the owner of one business wrote a letter to the city, saying he would have to move his business if the road's name changed. [pre pro]
He said naming it after King would give his business the perception that it's located in a black neighborhood.
The S-C-L-C called him a racist.
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((JEFF ARTIS/SCLC: YOU WOULD THINK THAT AS WE ENTER INTO THE 21ST CENTURY THAT THIS TYPE OF MENTALITY WOULD BE NON EXISTENT IN A COLOR-BLIND SOCIETY. BUT OBVIOUSLY THE GENTLEMAN IS A RACIST. PURE AND SIMPLE ///////// MATT WHITCOMB: THEY CAN CALL ME WHAT THEY LIKE. IT DOESN'T BOTHER ME A BIT. Scott Goldberg: ARE YOU RACIST? Whitcomb: I HAVE THE SAME RESPECT FOR BLACK AS WHITE AND I HAVE A FAIR NUMBER OF BLACK CLIENTLE JUST LIKE I DO WHITE.))
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City Council votes on the name change later this summer.
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[E-Cressell]


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Emmett Cressell, Junior's hope for geriatric parole has taken a hit.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co./File Tape;]


Cressell is serving life in prison for his role in the murder of Garnett "G-P" Johnson.
Late last week-- a Grayson County jury convicted Cressell of unlawful wounding and sentenced him to five years in prison on an unrelated charge.
Prosecutors believe that makes it harder for Cressell to secure geriatric parole when he reaches 65.
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For eight years, few outside the walls of Western State Hospital have known about it.
NEWS 7 has the first look at a one-of-a-kind program to treat people who stalk celebrities.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Staunton;]


They've either lived in Virginia and stalked the first family... or they've stalked a Virginia governor or a celebrity who lives in Virgnia.
Eight deeply delusional people have been on the ward at Western State that they call "the Followers Program."
It's the brainchild of the Virginia Capitol Police, who help protect the governor, intercept his weird mail, and found themselves imprisoning the mentally ill instead of helping them.
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((DR. GREG SAATHOFF/WESTERN STATE HOSPITAL: THE SAME KIND OF MAGNETISM THAT MIGHT CAUSE PEOPLE TO GO OUT TO THE POLLS MAY ALSO CAUSE SOME INDIVIDUALS IN THE COMMUNITY WHO ARE SUFFERING FROM A MENTAL ILLNESS TO BECOME ROMANTICALLY ATTACHED.))
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((MIKE JONES/VIRGINIA CAPITOL POLICE: THEY'RE SENDING WORN UNDERGARMENTS... HATS, GLOVES, SOCKS. YOU NAME IT. THERE'S NO RHYME OR REASON.))
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[VO-NAT]


The FBI and the Secret Service are now looking at what Virginia's learned about celebrity stalkers and how to treat them.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Another rockslide at one of America's most popular parks. Still ahead on News 7, new information on a deadly slide.
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[VO-NAT]


And don't say George W. Bush doesn't take any campaign stands. Today he gets specific about abortions and Supreme Court justices.
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[Sports-preview]


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[GeorgeW]


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Texas Governor George W. Bush is looking very much the presidential contender these days-
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[VO-NAT]
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today making a stop in Manchester New Hampshire- site of the New Hampshire primary.

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((EACH OF US. EACH AMERICAN MUST UNDERSTAND WITH CLARITY THAT WE'RE RESPONSBILE FOR THE ACTIONS WE TAKE IN LIFE- THAT EACH OF US IS RESPONSIBLE FOR LOVING THE CHILDREN WE BRING IN THIS WORLD.))
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As for abortion and supreme court nominees- Bush says he won't have an abortion litmus test for nominees.
Bush says he is against abortion but doesn't think the country supports a constitutional amendment outlawing the practice.

[Yosemite-Land]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=tar]
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Yosemite National Park saw another rockslide today- just not as big as last night's deadly slide.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Yosemite Nat'l Park, CA;]


Today, helicopters took pictures of the slide.
They're trying to figure out what happened and ensure the area is safe before going in to recover the body.
One person was killed in the rockslide-
Three others were treated for head cuts and other injuries.
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[UAW-Ford]


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Ford contract talks are under way in Detroit, at a time of record-breaking sales for the U-S auto industry.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dearborn, MI]

[06/14/99 - 15NA - 15:13:12]
The customary opening handshakes marked the start of negotiations between Ford and the United Auto Workers.
It is the first of three sessions scheduled for the week.
The U-A-W contracts with the automakers expires September 14th.
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[E-AEP-Wildlife]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jbi]
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American Electric Power hopes tough bargaining won't be needed ... to encourage wildlife growth on lands crossed by its power lines.
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[VO-NAT]
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Farmer and quail hunter Jack Spigle (spee-gull) owns lands cut in half by electric lines and he thinks the power company has the right idea.
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((JACK SPIGLE/ LANDOWNER: IT'S A WONDERFUL THING. I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT WHAT THESE FOLKS ARE DOING FOR OR CAN DO AND WILL DO FOR THE PRIVATE LANDOWNER.))
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[VO-NAT]

He is working with A-E-P and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to develop his land as a Quail habitat. A-E-P is paying him three-hundred dollars an acre in return for developing the land they used to maintain. The partnership sees Spigle as just the beginning--they hope to work with more area landowners to create habitats supporting wildlife.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Tobacco plants like hot, dry weather ... up to a point. Still ahead, tobacco farmers say even they really need the rain now.
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[VO-NAT]


And when these students meet their long-time pen-pal, they learn how their letters moved him to move on.
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[Lotto]
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Some elementary school reading students got a lesson in the mightiness of the pen today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Their pen pal, Robert Lee Epps, showed up to thank the children for letters they've been writing him in class for the last year.
Epps is paralyzed from the waist down and lives in a Charlottesville nursing home.
He says the kids' letters have inspired him to move out of the home and find work.
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[SUPER=01-Walter Wilson/Stony Mill Fourth Grader; :00]
[SUPER=07-Robert Lee Epps; :11]

((WALTER WILSON/STONY MILL FOURTH GRADER: I AM GOING TO TRY TO MAKE A DONATION TO YOU. DON'T WORRY, ROBERT, THE LORD WILL BLESS YOU AND TAKE CARE OF YOU. I KNOW. SINCERELY YOURS, WALTER WILSON.))
[SOT 25:00 - 25:12]

((ROBERT LEE EPPS: IT MOTIVATED ME TO CHANGE MY LIFE TO KNOW THAT YOUNG PEOPLE FROM FIVE YEARS OLD TO TEENAGERS CARED ABOUT SOMEONE THEY DIDN'T EVEN MEET.))
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The kids' teacher says the letters have been good for the kids, too. She's seen an improvement in their writing.


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[E-Dinwiddie]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-17 50:50]
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Plans to build 96 condominiums at Smith Mountain Lake are struck down .. at least for now.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Developer Ed Waters was going to build condos, a convention center and a restaurant near Bridgewater Plaza and Hales Ford Bridge.
But two residents won their lawsuit against county supervisors -- so the rezoning is now null and void.
A judge says the supervisors approved a permit without the proper advertising or plans.
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[E-Drought-Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
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Southside tobacco farmers are still feeling the heat from last week's record temperatures.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Tobacco growers like Bobby Wilkerson say it hasn't reached a crisis point yet, but they need rain in the next week to 10 days to get good crops.
The dry weather has actually HELPED farmers in the last few weeks, forcing the tobacco plants' roots to grow deeper in search of moisture.
Now, farmers say, all they need is a strong rain to ensure a good crop.
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[SUPER=X5001][S-Extra]



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Avalanche highlights for ya, plus George Lynch's basketball camp and some soccer,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-San Antonio, TX; :00]


but first the NBA finals!, you are looking at the New York Knicks plane which arrived in san Antonio Texas a short time ago. The big question in this series for the Knicks...can that guy, LJ, Larry Johnson play with a bump wheel, you judge for yourself as he comes down the stairs of the plane.
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[S-Avs]


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The Avalanche had a rather late dinner tonight, waiting until it's final at bat to have a pig roast. Salem beats the Winston-Salem Warthogs 2-1 on a John Lindsey homer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Warthogs vs. Avalanche; ;00]


a perfect night for America's favorite past time as fans came out to cheer on their Avalanche.
and all the stars came out tonight, including our own Roy Stanley, who is supposed to save Robin and I a piece of that funnel cake.
In the top of the third inning, the Hogs draw first blood. Chris Heinz gets all of [SUPER=34-Salem/2/Winston-S

alem/1;]this Ryan Price pitch, sending it over the left field wall to make the count 1-nothing Winston Salem.
The Av's answered with the sacrifice fly off the bat of Rogelio Arias, he plates who Bryan Keck from third base and Salem wins 2-1.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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Major League Baseball action continued tonight, but many players, managers and fans have been thinking about Hosuton Astros manager Larry Dierker.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX/TBS; :00]

His jersey hung in tyhe Stros dugout tonight for the Hosuton/Atlanta game. Dierker is awaiting brain surgery to remove a blood vessel mass that caused his seizure during a game yesterday.
The Braves remained focussed on the job at hand and in the top of the second, Javier Lopez blasts this shot out of the yard, a solo homer to close Houston's lead to 2-1.
But Craig Biggio answers in the bottom of the 4th with this chopper to left that plates a run. Houston leads 9-4 in the 8th.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX; :00]


Dierker collapsed yesterday, as we said earlier, in the 8th inning of the Astros/padres game. He will have surgery tomorrow. He is 52 years old
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[S-Camp]


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Philadelphia 76er George Lych has temporarily traded in his hoops shoes for a whistle and clip board to run his yearly basketball camp. And for the first time, the camp is calling Patrick henry high school home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Lynch won a state championship as a Patriot in 1988 and he's always wanted to bring his summer basketball camp back home.
He and the other coaches give all the campers personal attention and many children return year after year to learn from the man who's been a success in high school, college and now the NBA.
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[VO-NAT]


It's George's hope to get enough corporate sponsors to offer the camp free to disadvantaged young people.
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[S-Rhythm]


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[TAPE#=SP-33 tc 1:36:43]
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Former UVA and NBA star Ralph Sampson, now the G.M. and executive Vice President of the new International Basketball League Richmond Rhythm will announce his new coach tomorrow.
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((RALPH SAMPSON/RHYTHM GENERAL MANAGER:))
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[Anchor=Steve]
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The new league has 10 teams for its inaugral season.
64 games will be played the first year starting this fall.
Richmond will hold a pre-draft camp this Thursday through Sunday.
You can get more information on the Rhythm and the new IBL by looking on our Web page in the sports section. That address is WDBJ-7-dot-com.


[Sports tease]


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Still to come, Blacksburg's soccer program has hit the national scene real hard, another youth team is going international,
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[VO-NAT]



and a former New River valley sppedway track champion gets a shot in the arm at South Boston speedway.
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[S-Blacksburg]


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The state champion Blacksburg Indians are bursting onto the national soccer scene.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Group 2A State Championship; :00]


In today's national Soccer Coaches of America final poll, the Indians are ranked 15th in the nation as voted on by the coaches. Blacksburg is one of only two teams in the top 20 without a loss on the season and joins triple A state champion C.D. Hylton as the two Virginia schools in the poll.
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[S-Soccer]


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[TAPE#=SP-38 tc 1:08:58]

[wipe wipe wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Meanwhile, the Roanoke Stars soccer program is going international.
This U-14 team leaves July 15th on a trip to Denmark, Germany, and Sweden.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=we're taking]
[SUPER=01-Lang Wedemyer/U-14 Coach;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=in the world]
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[VO-NAT]


From there the team travels to Denmark for the Brom-Bee Cup.
The girls are sure to get a taste of different cultures and see soccer in a new light.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I've never]

(())
[SUPER=01-Clair VanBuren/Soccer Player;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=from different countries]
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[vo-nat]
The Roanoke Stars U-15 boys team is going as well.
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[S-Boston]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-43 1:20:56]
[GRAPHIC=South Boston]


After a hard run at South Boston Speedway, Busch Series drivers take a week off before heading to Watkins Glen. But count on one driver to saver his perfomance in the Textilease Medique 300 for a while.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-South Boston; :00]


Former New River Valley track champ Phillip Morris finished a very strong seventh. This was only the second Busch race he has made this season, a far cry from last year's late model's success.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="we]
[SUPER=01-Phillip Morris/Finished 7th Saturday; :00]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=....later on"]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The 01 Blue Ridge Motor Sports Chevy driver has learned some valuable lessons on the Busch series and wants to pas them along to other drivers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="we'll...]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=...giving me...]
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[Dogs-Trapped]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A Birmingham Alabama family is celebrating the arrival of new puppies after an extensive rescue.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Birmingham, AL]


The Arnold family's dog delivered her puppies in a hole in the ground just behind their house.
The dog got out but could not get to the puppies- so she went to find her owners.
The mother dog led the Arnolds to the hole where the soil could've caved in on the pups.
After hours of digging, volunteers were able to rescue three puppies. (------------) The mother dog was reunited with her pups- all are in good condition.