[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


The horror of what happened in Kosovo is growing, Britain now estimates Serb forces killed thousands during two months of war and ethnic violence.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the chairman of the Federal Reserve is dropping more hints that interest rates may be going up.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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News 7 at noon is next.

[Strickler]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Net]
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The U-S Supreme Court has upheld Tommy David Strickler's death sentence.
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[VO-NAT]
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The court ruled that prosecutors did not violate Strickler's rights by withholding evidence he said would have helped his case.
The decision means Virginia authorities are free to schedule an execution date.
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[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[SS=HOLD]


Strickler and Ronald Lee Henderson were convicted in the 19-90 murder of Leanne Whitlock, a James Madison University student from Roanoke.

[kosovo-Torture]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Peace Plan]


Kosovar refugees are hurrying back to their homes despite the danger of landmines.
And as NATO troops continue to closely guard them, they are finding more and more evidence of mass executions and even torture.
Kimberely Dozier reports from Pristina.
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[SOT]

[11:30-UPDATE WINDOW]
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[SUPER=03-Pristina, Kosovo;]
[SUPER=01- Lt. Col. Nick Clisset/KFOR Spokesman;]
[SUPER=01-Kimberely Dozier/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=Pristina Kosovo]

((IT'S AN UNSTOPPABLE FLOOD, REFUGEES ARE BRAVING THE THREAT OF LANDMINES AND BOOBY TRAPS AND POURING BACK INTO KOSOVO BY THE THOUSANDS. FOR SOME, IT'S A HAPPY REUNION MADE POSSIBLE UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYE OF NATO. BUT FOR OTHERS, LIKE GANIMEH BLAKSHOREH AND HER FAMILY, NATO'S PRESENCE HAS FAILED TO BRING BACK HER HUSBAND AND TWO BROTHERS. THEY WERE TAKEN TO THIS POLICE STATION TWO MONTHS AGO FOR ROUTINE QUESTIONING. THEY HAVEN'T BEEN SEEN SINCE. BRITISH PARATROOPERS TOOK THIS OVER FROM A LOCAL POLICE CAPTAIN WHEN THE SERBS PULLED OUT OF SOUTHERN KOSOVO YESTERDAY. THEY SAY THE CAPTAIN WAS QUITE FRIENDLY. THEN, THEY WENT INSIDE.
(SOT, LT. COL. NICK CLISSET, KFOR SPOKESMAN, "We believe this to be a paramilitary police sector headquarters. It's cle

ar from what we found inside the building there are a number of weapons, knuckledusters and knives.") WAR CRIMES INVESTIGATORS CARTED AWAY MUGSHOTS LIKE THESE AND OTHER DOCUMENTS IN HOPES OF LINKING PERPETRATOR AND CRIME. THE MOST IMPORTANT PAPERS, THEY BELIEVE, WERE BURNED. IT'S ONE MORE GRIM DISCOVERY FOR NATO TROOPS AS THEY FAN ACROSS THE LANDSCAPE, UNCOVERING EVERYTHING FROM THIS ROOM WHERE SERB SOLDIERS WERE SAID TO HAVE KILLED MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE, TO MASS GRAVES, ALMOST ONE PER VILLAGE. THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THIS IS WHAT THE BOMBING WAS ALL ABOUT.
(SOT, CLINTON IN PARIS, "It's been very moving to see people, mass graves, piles of documents.")

THERE ARE FOUR MORE DAYS TO GO BEFORE SERB TROOPS ENTIRELY VACATE THIS PROVINCE, AND MONTHS IF NOT YEARS BEFORE THE WORLD KNOWS THE FULL EXTENT OF WHAT HAPPENED HERE. KIMBERLY DOZIER, CBS NEWS, PRISTINA, KOSOVO.))

[Guns]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Gun Control]


From across the Atlantic, President Clinton is keeping the pressure on wavering Democrats, as the House prepares to debate gun control.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Paris, France;]

[7:04:34]
He was up at 5 a-m in Paris, urging lawmakers by phone to reject an N-R-A- backed measure that would weaken Senate-approved legislation.
[SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;]

[10:25:52]
Yesterday, the House defeated a bill curbing youth access to violent and sexually-explicit material in movies, music, and video games.
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(( REP. HENRY HYDE, R-ILL CHAIRMAN, JUDICIARY COMMITTEE S MY OPINION THAT WHAT HAPPENED IN LITTLETON, COLORADO AND CONYERS, GEORGIA CAN'T BE SOLVED BY ONE MORE GUN LAW.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Henry Hyde/(R) Illinois;]
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[OUTQ=One more gun law.]
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[VO-NAT]


The vote was a victory for the entertainment industry, which had opposed the measure.
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[Greenspan]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Interest Rates Up]


Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan once again seems to be laying some groundwork for the possibility of slightly higher interest rates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


He told Congress today that the central bank must try to pre-empt any imbalances that could lead to inflation.
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[11:03:59-11:04;15]
[IN Q=Despite the extraordinary...]
[SUPER=01-Alan Greenspan/Federal Reserve Chairman;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=for goods and services.]
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[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[SS=HOLD]


Many economists expect the Fed to raise short-term interest rates at its next policy meeting later this month.
The Fed last increased short-term rates four years ago.

[Patrick-Hospital]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


There's been a shakeup at the troubled Patrick Community Hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co./June 3;]


Earlier this month we reported that the hospital was trying to deal with a debt of some three million dollars.
Now there's been two major changes in the hospital's administration.
John Faulkner has resigned as chief executive officer and is no longer involved in the day- to- day operations of the hospital.
And According to a hospital press release, the chief financial officer-- Alan Smith-- is no longer employed by the hospital.
Earlier in the month, the chairman of the hospital's board of directors stepped down ... but insisted his resignation had nothing to do with the money problems.
The board of trustees says the changes will insure the continued delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care.
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[Barn-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-11 TC1:48:36]
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A Franklin County farmer lost all his hay this morning when his barn caught fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


The fire happened in the Glade Hill section of the county.
Moisture in the hay ignited and started the flames -- firefighters say sparks probably smoldered for at least a week.
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[SOT 9:37:22]
[IN Q=Probably]

((PROBABLY HAVE TO REDUCE THE HERD BECAUSE I WON'T HAVE ENOUGH HAY TO FEED THEM. WON'T HAVE ANY, I DON'T GUESS.))
[SUPER=01-Pete Jones/Farmer;]
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[OUT Q=I don't guess]
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[VO-NAT]


The barn was a total loss -- firefighters say farmers should cure the hay before storing it and make sure barns are well-ventilated.
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[Falwell]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=99-31 TC00:16]
[GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell]


Jerry Falwell is already lining up against the Democratic front-runner in the 2000 Presidential race.
Falwell addressed the Southern Baptist Convention in Atlanta yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carthage, TN;]


Vice President Al Gore doesn't seem to popular among his fellow Southern Baptists.
On the same day he announced he's running for the top job at the White House,
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA;]

one of the denomination's top leaders says the Vice President is too closely aligned with Bill Clinton.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I WOULD ONLY SAY THAT HIS...]

((FALWELL: I WOULD ONLY SAY THAT HIS POLICIES OUR MUCH A KIN TO MR. CLINTON'S AND HE'S THE WORST PRESIDENT THIS COUNTRY HAS EVER HAD.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Southern Baptist]
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[OUT Q=COUNTRY HAS EVER HAD.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Southern Baptist convention is urging Mr. Clinton to rescind his appointment of James Hormel as ambassador to Luxembourg.
Hormel is openly gay.
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[Smart-Road]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Smart Road]


The smart road is getting a lot more expensive.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


The estimated price tag for the first phase of the project has nearly doubled to more than 32-million dollars.
A state highway engineer said the higher cost resulted from the need for slopes along the road, instead of vertical rock walls.
The rock walls turned out to be unstable.
The five-point-seven mile highway will link Blacksburg directly to Interstate 81 when finished in the next decade.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


After two decades on the run, a wife and mother is arrested for the attempted murder of a police officer.
That's just one of the stories still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And the dry conditions are forcing A-E-P to take the rare step of reducing the outflow from Smith Mountain Dam.
First let's talk to Patrick Evans to see we can expect any more showers to help the situation.
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[Talent=Patrick]

[Wx-Tease] [Weatherpro] [music up full] [comm1]

[soliah]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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A fugitive member of the radical group that kidnapped Patty Hearst a-quarter century ago has been arrested in Min
nesota.
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[VO-NAT]

[4:11:44]
Fifty two year old Kathleen Ann Soliah was a member of the so-called Symbionese Liberaton Army.
She was captured yesterday in St. Paul where she had carved out a new life for herself as Sara Jane Olson: Physicians wife, mother of
[SUPER=04-Act One Photography;]

three and community theatre actress.
Investigators say Soliah tried to kill a Los Angeles Police officer when with the S-L-A.
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[SOT]

[4:09;49]
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(( CHIP BURRUS, JR - FBI : "SOLIAH IS ALLEGED TO HAVE COMMITTED BOMBINGS AND BANK ROBBERIES WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE SYMBIONESE LIBERATION ARMY."))
[SUPER=01-Chip Burrus, Jr./FBI;]
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[OUT=LIBERATION ARMY]
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[VO-NAT]

[4:08:57]
Soliah is being held on a federal fugitive warrant -- indicted in 1976 in California for attempted murder.
If convicted she could get life in prison.
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[S-AEP]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=99-17 54:16]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mountain Lake]


It's only happened three times in Smith Mountain Lake's 30-year history.
A-E-P is requestiong persmission to reduce the flow of water through the dam.
The company wants to cut the flow to as little as 400 cubic feet per second on weekdays.
Normal flow of 650 cubic feet per second would be used on weekends.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


The lake level is now more than two feet below full pond, and river flows are approaching record lows.
Federal permission is needed before the power company can reduce the outflow.
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[Westlake]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-22 TC1:00:27]
[GRAPHIC=Smith. Mt. Lake]


More rules could be washing over Smith Mountain Lake --
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

as residents design the future of Westlake Corner.
This cluster of shops is the lake's commercial center and residents do not want it to become yet another strip mall.
Instead, they want an ampitheater, a community center, a library, and trails.
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[SOT 18:14:31]
[IN Q=I think]

((I THINK THE AREA HAS GREAT POTENTIAL. ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT THIS AREA IS THAT WHILE A LOT OF DEVELOPMENT IS OCCURRING THEY HAVEN'T HAD TOO MUCH YET SO THERE'S A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY TO DO THINGS RIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Martha Mason Semmes/Middleburg Town Planner;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=do things right]
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[VO-NAT]


There will be a public hearing on the proposed designs in October.
After that it's up to county supervisors to create new guidelines or change.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead on News-7 at Noon, we'll get a preview of this weekend big Civil War reenactment in Culpepper County.

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[VO-NAT ]


And Roanoke's most famous landmark could become a national one.
More on that when News-7 at Noon returns.
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[E-Mill-Mountain]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-20 36:54]
[GRAPHIC=Mill Mountain Star]


Roanoke's most famous landmark may soon become a national landmark.
Most places on the list of national landmarks are buildings, sculptures or archeological sites.
But there's a move afoot in Richmond to put the Mill Mountain Star there.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The state Department of Historic Resources took the first step in that direction yesterday.
The review board agreed that the star is eligible .. and will vote on its landmark designation September 15th.
The star was built 50 years ago as a Christmas decoration.
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[E-Brandy-Station]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-15 1:01:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The crackle of gunfire and the pounding of hooves will echo through the hills of Culpeper County this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Culpeper Co.]


As many as ten thousand Civil War re-enactors are expected to gather for "Grant versus Lee".. a three- day event commemorating the 135th anniversary of six Civil War battles.
The men and women who re-create those conflicts say they do it partly for fun and partly to educate the public.

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[SOT 5:40:41]
[IN Q=I do more]

((GLENN LEBOEUF/FORMER SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER: I DO MORE TEACHING NOW ON A GRANDER SCALE NOT BEING IN A CLASSROOM, BUT BEING HERE. I THINK I'VE DONE A MUCH BETTER JOB TEACHING AMERICAN HISTORY PUTTING ON RE-ENACTMENTS, ALTHOUGH IN A VERY SECTORED WAY IN THIS WAR, THAN I COULD DO IN A CLASSROOM.))
[SUPER=01-Glenn LeBoeuf/Former Social Studies Teacher]
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[OUT Q=in a classroom (SECOND TIME)]
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[VO-NAT]


Organizers expect this weekend's event to be the largest Civil War re-enactment in state history.
It gets underway Tomorrow afternoon and runs through Sunday.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE# none]
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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP nine points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in sports a couple of baseball streaks are struck out.
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[VO-NAT ]


And the San Antonio Spurs kill two birds with one stone-- they tie an N-B-A playoff record and take game one of the finals on the same night.
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[Finals]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-36 tc 1:30:38]
[GRAPHIC=NBA Finals]


The Spurs have taken game one of the NBA Finals by beating New York 89-to-77.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX/NBA-NBC;]


Allan Houston was hot for the Knicks early in the game, he pulls up for two here and had 19 on the night.
New York's Latrell Sprewell sinks the short "J." He also tossed in 19 for the Knickerbockers.
But the Spurs Jaren Jackson's long range bombs were too much for New York, he knocked down 17 for San Antonio last night.
[super=32-New York/77/San Antonio/89;]


Tim Duncan added the one-two punch, scoring down low against the Knicks. Duncan led all scorers with 33 and the Spurs take game one beating New York 89-to-77.
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[S-Coaches]


[ANCHOR=PAtrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-34 tc 1:12:04]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


Two familiar faces in the N-B-A have new jobs.
Former Bulls Coach Phil Jackson is now at the helm of the Los Angeles Lakers.
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[VO-NAT]


Jackson guided Chicago to six titles.
He says he feels very lucky to be in a position where he can accept an offer to be the Lakers head coach.
He was intoduced as L-A's new coach yesterday. It is reportedly a 30 million, five year deal.
[super=03-Washington DC;]


The Wizards have annoucned that former Detroit assistant Garfield Heard is their new head coach.
Heard has been an assistant coach through 12 NBA seasons under Larry Brown and Dick Motta.
And finished the '93 season as the Dallas Mavericks interim head coach.
He succeeds Jim Brovelli, who'd been serving as an interim coach. And gets three million dollars a year.
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[S-Lynch]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-32 (1:36:01)]
[GRAPHIC=Lynch Camp]


George Lynch's basketball camp is tossing a bigger lesson to kids than just the rules of the hardwood.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


The young campers were just as excited as they were the first day of camp.
Lynch and his counselors take them through the fundamentals of the game and also mix in a few fun things.
But this camp is more than just fun and games.
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[IN Q="I think...]
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[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=......do that."]
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[VO-NAT]


Lynch will be a mentor for these kids for the week of camp. And he says hopefully they will learn something that will help with both athletics and academics.
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[IN Q="I worked...]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=.....apply themselves."]
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[S-Lang]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-40]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Wrath]


The Roanoke Wrath soccer team has players from Enlgland, Ireland, Jamaica and Paraguay...
But one of the the team's hottest players so far, is making an impact right here in the valley where he grew up.
Steve Mason has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Danny Beamer/Roanoke Valley Youth Soccer Dir.; :24]
[SUPER=01-Lang Wedemeyer/2 Goals, 2 Assists for Wrath; :55]
[SUPER=04-South Carolina vs. Roanoke; 1:08]
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[SUPER=01-Steve Holt/Wrath Coach; 1:40]
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[OUT Q=...news 7 sports""]
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((Lang Wedemeyer has come a long way in nine years. In 1990, he was a member of the Roanoke Star under 19 team and the first Patrick Henry soccer player to make first team all state. His coach was Danny Beamer, who minus the mustache, is still very close to his former player. The two share an office, running the Roanoke Valley Stars youth soccer program. ((:)) Lang oversees 35 coaches, 25 youth teams, and 450 athletes. The 26 year old also makes time to coach teams in the Roanoke Stars youth soccer club. But sacrificing his free time is worth it to him. ((:)) When his shift as a director and coach are over he suits up for the Roanoke Wrath.))
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-44 tc 13:48]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


New York isn't streaking to the top of the A-L East anymore... because Texas streaked past the Yanks and ended a four game losing streak in the process.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/Fox-Southwest;]


Ranger Lee Stevens ended both streaks last night with this two run shot over the right center field wall, Juan Gonzalez scores and it's two-nothing Texas in the second.
[super=35-Texas/3/New York/0;]


In the seventh, Ruben Mateo doubles bringing home Lee Stevens and the Rangers pick up their first win in five game(------------) s beating the Yankees three-to-0.