[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Jean]

Farmers tell the feds they're just weeks away from a real disaster. Their story is just ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And a company that makes bricks wants new land to mine for its materials. But nearby residents say they have lots of concerns, and questions.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


In sports, we will hear from Bill Elliott, yes the McDonalds is At Magic City Ford , George Lynch talks about testing the free agent waters, and
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[VO-NAT]



a former Hokie and Cavalier take their partnership public as Bristow takes over in Richmond.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


There is still a chance of rain in the 48 hour forecast. We will check that out in just a few moments.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]
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[VO-NAT]


Farmers tell the feds -- this is an emergency.
Their feed supply is drying up and will disappear soon without rain.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]


Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon. Keith is off tonight.[Farm-Drought]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#99-14 1:27:03]
[GRAPHIC=Drought]


Farm Service agencies from our area called an emergency meeting today for disaster relief.
And they say we've reached a critical point.
[Double Boxes=Jean & Tina/Microwave]


Tina Tenret is on a farm out on Bent Mountain.
[Live=Tina Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Tina1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]


Jean, farms on Bent Mountain usually do better than most -- the soil is richer, the elevation's higher, the temperatures are cooler.
But even farms here are in trouble, so you can imagine how badly off other places are.
(Rollcue:places are)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=You're not supposed]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jon Vest/Roanoke Extension Agent; :12 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-David Poage/Farmer; :29 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Jean Hazlegrove/USDA; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=low interest loans]


You're not supposed to see this in June.
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[SOT 11:11:14]
[IN Q=This year]

((THIS YEAR WE HAVE PRODUCERS IRRIGATING MUCH EARLIER THAN THEY HAVE IN THE PAST. IN SIX YEARS, I'VE NEVER SEEN EM IRRIGATE THIS EARLY.))
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=THIS EARLY]


Some farmers are sucking streams dry trying to water their crops.
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[SOT 13:57:35]
[IN Q=We actually]

((WE ACTUALLY PUMPED ALL THE WATER FROM OUR CREEK. NO WATER WENT BY OUR IRRIGATION PUMP. AND THEN WHAT DO YOU DO? PRAY FOR RAIN.))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=PRAY FOR RAIN]


Drought has damaged 16-thousand-acres in Roanoke County alone.
Farmers have been forced to sell more than 500 cattle this spring -- unable to feed them with a dwindling supply of hay.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
((nat sot cow moos))
[RUNS=:03]


Farmers have lost only about a tenth of the corn, but another week without water could take it all.
And the apples are okay -- but they won't grow big without rain.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
((nat sot cash register))
[RUNS=:03]


Small fruit is worth peanuts.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
((nat sot from meeting))
[RUNS=:03]


Extension agents are telling the federal government -- this is a disaster and they need relief.
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[SOT 11:32:21]
[IN Q=The emergency]

((THE EMERGENCY CONSERVATION PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE WHICH HELPS WITH WATER SOURCES FOR LIVESTOCK AND IRRIGATION SYSTEMS. THERE ARE ASO EMERGENCY LOW-INTEREST LOANS.))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=LOW INTEREST LOANS]
[Live=Tina Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]


So just how MUCH rain do we need?
One extension agent told me a good start would be six inches over one week.
[Double Boxes=Jean & Tina/Microwave]


That's 2 months worth of rain -- a situation our meteorologist is sure to call highly unlikely.

[First-Wx]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


So what are the chances that any rain will arrive this week? Let's go to meteorologist Robin Reed in our Weather Center.
[MCU]Robin in Wx Ctr
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[School-Bonds]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#99-132 1:49:55]
[GRAPHIC=Special Election]


The recent heat wave may play a role in a special election today.
Danville residents are deciding the fate of an 18-point-four million dollar school bond referendum.
[Double Boxes=Jean & Marya/Microwave]


Marya Jones is in our Danville newsroom with how that vote is shaping up so far.
[Live=Marya Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=05-Danville;]


The vote includes provisions for air conditioning Danville schools. And the debate is raging on right down to the last minute.
(Rollcue: down to the last minute )
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Both sides in the school bond]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=04-Whole Truth Campaign Radio Ad; :10]
[SUPER=01-Billie Marotta/Voted Against Bond; :17]
[SUPER=01-Judy Vipperman/School Bond Supporter; :32]
[SUPER=01-F. Seward Anderson/Former Mayor; 1:02]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=going to do in a downturn?]


(( Both sides in the school bond issue have made their arguments visible around Danville.
The supporters have taken it to the streets.
And both sides have gone to airwaves.
[SOT 1:03:19 - 1:03:23]

((WHOLE TRUTH CAMPAIGN RADIO AD: DEMAND THE TRUTH VOTE NO. PAID FOR BY THE WHOLE TRUTH CAMPAIGN.))
[RUNS=:04]


But did it resonate at the polls?
[SOT 1:11:52 - 1:11:56]
[RUNS=:04]

((BILLIE MAROTTA/VOTED AGAINST BOND: IT KIND OF REINFORCED THE THOUGHT THAT IT WAS TOO MUCH AT ONE TIME.))
Billie Marotta came out to vote against the school bond package.
[SOT 1:11:35 - 1:11:41]
[RUNS=:06]

((BILLIE MAROTTA/VOTED AGAINST BOND: I THINK IF THEY'D DONE IT IN SMALLER PIECES, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER, BECAUSE PEOPLE WOULD HAVE ACTUALLY SEEN WHERE IT WAS GOING.))
Judy Vipperman voted for it.
[SOT 1:07:28 - 1:07:40]
[RUNS=:12]

((JUDY VIPPERMAN: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT AND WORTHWHILE AND IT'S LONG OVERDUE. I'M REALLY SURPRISED THAT THE SCHOOLS ARE NOT AIR CONDITIONED. SO MANY OF THEM AND THEY'RE IN SUCH POOR CONDITION.))
If passed, the bond would bring air conditioning to seven city schools and build a new elementary school among other projects. That would mean a 7-point-four percent real estate tax increase over 6 years and a property tax increase of roughly 13 percent.
Opponents say it's forcing taxpayers to bite off more than they can chew.
[SOT 56:56-58:14]
[RUNS=:18]

((F. SEWARD ANDERSON/FORMER MAYOR: MY CONCERN IS THAT WE ARE IN THE BEST OF ECONOMIC TIMES RIGHT NOW. WE HAVE NOT SEEN AN ECONOMY LIKE THIS IN A GENERATION. AND IN THIS YEAR'S BUDGET WE LAID OFF PERSONNEL, WE RAISED TAXES, WE RAISED RATES. WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO IN A DOWNTURN?))))
[Live=Marya Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Danville;]


School board officials say the average combined real estate and property tax increase would amount to about 10-dollars more a year.
Polls are moving pretty slowly now. If you haven't voted yet, you have until 7 tonight.
Jean?

[Double Boxes=Jean & Marya/Microwave][Cabell]



[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-12 1:51:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The woman involved in last month's accident that killed two girls will be prosecuted.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;]


A grand jury this afternoon indicted Terry Lynn Cabell (cuh-bell) of Radford on EIGHT charges related to "driving under the influence of alcohol" and "involuntary manslaughter".
The May 29th accident killed Cabell's 13- year old daughter and her 12- year old friend.
[SUPER=03-Radford/May;]


Police say Cabell was traveling East on Rock Road in Radford when she crossed into the path of an oncoming van.
Both girls were thrown from the pickup.
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[Ali]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-19 40:50]
[GRAPHIC=Ali]


The fight over the film rights to Muhammad Ali's life story ends in Roanoke's federal court...with no decision.
That's because the two men who brought the 50-million dollar lawsuit have thrown in the towel.
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[VO-NAT]


Just last week, their attorney was arguing that his clients owned the rights to Ali's life story, and that Columbia Pictures could NOT claim to be making an authorized "biopic", as they say in Hollywood.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week]


Columbia's lawyers had said their fight was with the wrong people.
The lawsuit was dismissed without prejudice...meaning it could be filed again.
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[Tease#1]

[HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


It used to be a cement block plant. Now it will be a park. We'll tell you where just ahead on News 7 at 6.
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[VO-NAT]


And this brick-making plant needs new land to mine its materials. But some people who live nearby say "not so fast".
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[COMM#1]


[General-Shale]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-11 1:45:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Botetourt County brick plant says it needs a new source of shale.
But the plan is also raising concerns among its neighbors.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Marvin and Elizabeth]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Flowers/Blue Ridge Resident; :18]
[SUPER=04-October 1996; :27]
[SUPER=01-Dan Green/Plant Manager; :39]
[SUPER=@Joe2; :50]
[RUNS=1:00]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Botetourt County]


((Marvin and Elizabeth Flowers have lived most of their lives on a quiet country road near Blue Ridge. But the plan to mine shale on 40 acres nearby has left them worried about their ground water, potential run-off and the amount of traffic on their narrow country road.
[SOT 19:41:17]
[IN Q=They've cleaned the place up]
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=mine and bring those trucks.]


General Shale Brick employs 120. Once known as Webster Brick, the plant has been in business since the '20s, and it needs a new source of shale...
Plant Manager Dan Green says the company wants to be a good neighbor.
[SOT 19:56:34]
[IN Q=that's one reason]
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=more acceptable to them.]


The property must be rezoned for industrial use before General Shale can begin mining .
The Flowers and their neighbors say they'll be keeping a close eye on that process.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Botetourt County))

[Amherst-Park]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-15 58:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


What used to be an old cement block plant will soon become the newest state park for residents in Amherst County and Lynchburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Local officials today signed a lease that allows Amherst to take control of 34 acres along the James River across from downtown Lynchburg.
The property will be turned into James River State Park, complete with a new 100- thousand dollar boat ramp.
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[SOT 4:34:29]
[IN Q=This river is]

((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/R- LYNCHBURG: THIS RIVER IS A GREAT BIG PART OF OUR HERITAGE AND THIS PARK, AND ALL THAT'S GOING TO COME FROM IT IN THE YEARS TO COME, IS GOING TO CEMENT THIS RIVER IN OUR HERITAGE IN THIS PART OF VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Preston Bryant/(R) Lynchburg]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=part of Virginia.]
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[VO-NAT]


Construction on the boat ramp should start next spring.
Officials say the park eventually will be home to the annual James River Batteau Festival.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Wall Street gave up much of its early gains, but still finished today on the positive side. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
[RUNS=:25]
[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-x/31.66/10594.99/x/16.28/2414.59;]


The Dow closed up 32 points ... at 10 thousand-595. A "plus" day for the NASDAQ, up 16 points.

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[SUPER=434-hb/15d/h$/64f/ib/36@/if/84/i%/42%;][Rosa-Parks]



[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=99-18 36:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Rosa Parks is in the spotlight again--forty-four years after her famous bus ride.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]

President Clinton awarded Parks the Congressional Gold Medal--the highest civilian honor. She made history when she refused to give up her seat on an Alabama bus to a white man. Most historians see her actions as the spark that ignited the modern civil rights movement. Some local African-Americans said there's a big lesson for all Americans in what she did.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=Who shows us]

((MARTIN JEFFREY/ ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: WHO SHOWS US IN THIS ONE ACT WHAT ONE PERSON-THE KIND OF DIFFERENCE ONE PERSON CAN MAKE IF THEY STOOD UP FOR SOMETHING. ALETHA BROWN/ HARRISON MUSEUM DIRECTOR: IT'S A TESTIMONY TO AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE--YOU HAVE A VOICE.))
[SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/ Roanoke NAACP President; :00]
[SUPER=01-Aletha Brown/ Harrison Museum Director; :09]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=a voice]
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[VO-NAT]

They also said that while this is a great day for the Civil Rights movement--there is still work to be done.
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[Magic-Show]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-16 1:07:03]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Their magic act has wowed audiences in five countries and 200 cities.. but this weekend, illusionists Kevin and Cindy Spencer will give a hometown performance aimed at preventing school violence.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When news of]
[SUPER=03-Littleton, CO/April 20th; :00]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]
[SUPER=01-Cindy Spencer/Illusionist]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Spencer/Illusionist]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Steve Powell/Lynchburg Police Dept.; ]
[SUPER=@ssm1;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]


(( When news of the Columbine High School shootings first broke, magicians Kevin and Cindy Spencer were preparing for a show just a few miles away.
It was a tragedy that magic couldn't make disappear.
[SOT 6:28:06]

((CINDY SPENCER/ILLUSIONIST: IT WAS JUST A VERY HARD THING TO COMPREHEND, AND TO BE THERE AND TO EXPERIENCE IT CLOSE UP WAS QUITE AMAZING AND VERY HEARTFELT.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=very heartfelt.]


Like the rest of the country, the Spencers felt the repercussions of Littleton for the next few weeks on tour.

[SOT 6:33:43]

((KEVIN SPENCER/ILLUSIONIST: AND IT SEEMS LIKE EVERY TOWN WE HIT, THEY WERE SHUTTING SCHOOLS OR THERE WERE POLICEMEN AT SCHOOLS, THAT SORT OF THING. SO THAT'S WHEN IT REALLY POPPED INTO CINDY'S MIND, SHE SAID `YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING AT HOME, BUT WE SHOULD DO SOMETHING TO MAKE SURE THIS NEVER HAPPENS HERE.))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUT Q=never happens here.]

[Standup ] (( So for just the second time ever, the Spencers will be performing their world famous magic and illusions act in their hometown of Lynchburg.. a Saturday night show at E.C. Glass High School. Proceeds will benefit local crime prevention programs, including the new Crimestoppers hotline for area high schools.))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUT Q=area high schools.]


With new illusions and special effects, the show that will benefit Crimestoppers..
[natsot spikes]
[RUNS= 01]


..should also be a heartstopper.
[SOT 6:55:52]

((LT. STEVE POWELL/LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPT.: THIS WILL ACTUALLY JUST HELP BENEFIT THE YOUNGER CHILDREN AND EDUCATE THEM. THE MORE WE CAN EDUCATE PEOPLE ON THE RIGHT THINGS TO DO THE, BETTER OFF WE'LL BE.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=we'll be.]


Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Words from Bill Elliott, as the Number 94 Ford driver signs autographs at Magic City Ford, another Elliott is about to begin racing Busch, Allan Bristow is back in coaching...in Richmond,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-]


and George Lynch talks about free agency.
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[S-Elliott]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-35]
[GRAPHIC=]

NASCAR's Million Dollar Bill is in Roanoke this evening to rasie bucks for the American Cancer Association. Bill Elliott stopped at Magic City Ford today to greet fans and sign autographs
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[SOT]
[IN Q=...]

(())
[SUPER=01-Shirley Niday/Cancer Survivor; :00]
[super=01-Bill Elliott/'99 Average Finish of 20th; :10]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=what we do]
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[vo-nat]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Fans were looking for Elliott to rebound in '99 after a disappointed 1998 season which included the death of his father, injuries and finishing 18th in the points standings.
Elliott ran well last weekend and despite some mechanical problems felt last week's performance in Michigan could be the turning point for this season.

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[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-SP-43]
[GRAPHIC=Pocono]


Speaking of Elliott, Elliott Sadler is preparing to race at Pocono this weekend in the Pocono 500. But the Citgo Ford driver will soon be behind the wheel of a Busch Series car as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-South Boston; :00]


Sadler, who won the Winston Racing Series track championship at South Boston in 1995, and Amick Motorsports have anno
unced that Elliott will drive the #35 Scana Powertel Chevy for the remainder of the Busch Series Schedule. he will make

his debut July 17th at Myrtle Beach.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Elliott]
[SUPER=01-Lyndon Amick/Driver of Scana-Powertel Chevy; :00]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=...good race"]
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[S-Richmond]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-37]
[graphic=ralph sampson]


Today former UVa great Ralph Sampson made a deal with a Hokie official. The Richmond Rhythm G.M. named former Virginia Tech star Allan Brisitow the new basketball coach of the new IBL team.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Today; :00]


Brostow has been out of coaching for nearly two years. he gre up in Richmond, a factor that played heavily in his return to the bench.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="that's]
[SUPER=01-Allan Bristow/Named Coach of Rhythm; :00]
[RUNS=:31]
[OUT Q=...grew up in"]
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[S-George]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-36 tc 1:29:48]
[GRAPHIC=George Lynch]


Roanoke native George Lynch is a free agent. The Philadelphia 76er could end up on his fourth NBA team next season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


July first his contract is up for negotiation.
We caught up with George at his summer basketball camp in Roanoke.
He says he would like to play with Larry Brown and the 76ers again, but he makes his home in Texas during the off season so he's not discounting a LoneStar State franchise either.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=whoever gives]
[SUPER=01-George Lynch/NBA Free Agent;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=you want them to be]
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[S-Astros]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-40]
[GRAPHIC=Atsros]


The Houston Astros, major league baseball and the fans can breith a collective sigh of relief. Stros manager larry Dierker underwent five and a half hours of successful surgery today to remove a tangles mass of blodd cells in his brain. His surgeon says the manager is doing quite well and he went on to say he hopes to see Dierker back in the dugout later this season.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX; :00]


The surgery was needed after Dierker collapsed during this past Sunday's Houston/Sand Diego game at the Atsrodome. He was carted away in an ambulance after he had a seizure in the 8th inning. His team has kept their manager close to the dugout and their hearts.
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[SUPER=X5001][Home-Depot]



[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-17 51:33]
[GRAPHIC=Home Depot]


Do-it-yourselfers will soon have another choice when they shop in Christiansburg.
A new Home Depot is opening there, and a second Roanoke store may not be far behind.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Home Depot's Southeast Division President was in town today.
He said the company plans to open the new Christiansburg store in about a year.
And even though Lowe's already is building a second store in Roanoke ... Tony Brown said there still is enough demand to support another Home Depot here.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 33:09]
[IN Q= WE FEEL]

((TONY BROWN: WE FEEL THE COMPETITION IS HEALTHY BUT WE CERTAINLY FEEL THAT THIS MARKET COULD HAVE TWO, THREE, FOUR WAREHOUSE-TYPE STORES WITH THE GROWTH WE SEE HAPPENING IN THE ROANOKE MARKET.))
[SUPER=01-Tony Brown/Southeast Division President;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=ROANOKE MARKET]
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[VO-NAT]


Tonight at eleven, we'll have more on Home Depot's plans for a second Roanoke store ... and why the company backed out of a deal to build in Roanoke County.
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[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=V-7]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Thousands of Southern Baptists are beginning their annual convention in Atlanta.
And animal rights activists are hoping to "convert" them ... to vegetarians.
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[VO-NAT]

[SE Feed 13:35:49]
One protestor dressed as Jesus .. another was in a chicken suit .. they and others urging Southern Baptists not to eat meat.
Of course there is other business inside the convention .. like a proposal to remove "Southern" from Southern Baptist. (-----------) We'll have the complete story on News 7 at 11.