[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


The votes on gun control continue on capitol hill, following an overnight vote that has President Clinton urging Congress to "stand up to the gun lobby.''
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a deadly end to a hostage standoff in Pennsylvania.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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News 7 at noon is next.

[Gun-Control]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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After handing a victory to the gun lobby, the House has returned today and passed a measure requiring gun dealers to sell trigger locks or other safety devices with handguns.
Overnight lawmakers narrowly voted to loosen restrictions on gun shows sales.
An angry President Clinton sent a message to the G-O-P controlled housed today from Germany.
Mr. Clinton said some people may die because of late night vote.
The gun control debate is expected to wrap up today.
Lisa Hughes reports.
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[11:30-UPDATE WINDOW]
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[SUPER=03-Cologne, Germany;]
[SUPER=01-Rep. John Dingell/(D) Michigan;]
[SUPER=01-Rep. John Peterson/(R) Pennsylvania;]
[SUPER=01-Rep. John Lewis/(D) Georgia;]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Henry Hyde/(R) Illinois;]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Carolyn McCarthy/(D) New York;]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes/Reporting;]
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((President Clinton this morning accused House lawmakers of acting in the dark of night to let criminals keep buying guns.
(President I DON'T WANT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DEFEATED HERE )
Overnight_by a seven-vote margin_the House voted to loosen restrictions on sales at gun shows---giving the government 2

4 hours to complete background checks on the sales_not three days as is the case now.
(Super: Rep. John Dingell/D-Michigan 23:34:30 THERE IS NO REASON TO BURDEN A LAW-ABIDING CITIZEN WITH MORE THAN 24-HOU

RS DELAY)
(Super: Rep. John Peterson/R-Pennsylvania 22:15:10 CRIMINALS STEAL GUNS, CRIMINALS DON'T BUY GUNS IN THE MARKETPACE. TH

EY BUY THE IN THE BLACK MARKET. THEY STEAL THEM!) Opponents argued the amendment effectively compromises public safety and hands a victory to the gun lobby.
(Super: Rep. John Lewis/D-Georgia 23:40:09 WILL WE SERVE THE NRA OR WILL WE SERVE OUR PEOPLE, OUR NATION, OUR CHILDREN?

) But Republicans hammered home their message_that blaming firearms for crime in America is the easy way out.
(Super: Rep. Henry Hyde/R-Illinois 21:24:32 WE HAVE A VERY SERIOUS PROBLEM BUT OH MY GOD_IT GOES SO FAR BEYOND GUNS)

New York Democrat Carolyn McCarthy lost her fight to tighten background checks on gun show sales. Her husband was shot and killed on a commuter train_her son badly injured. Tearfully, she critized fellow lawmakers of disappointing the nation.
(Super: Rep. Carolyn McCarthy/D-New York )))


[Commandments]


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[WRITER=dse]
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A majority in the house hopes posting the ten commandments in schools and government buildings will cut down on juvenile crime.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC]


Yesterday, the measure was addded to the juvenile crime bill by a 248 to 180 vote.
Two of the three represenatives from our are voted for it.
But a member of the Roanoke County School Security committee says this is a quick fix to a much bigger problem...and really wouldn't have an impact.
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[IN Q=it's basically]

((NANCY HUGHES:IT'S BASICALLY A TOKEN TO TRY AND HELP CURB BUT I DON'T REALLY SEE IT AS A WORKING TOOL IN A SCHOOL))
[SUPER=01-Nancy Hughes/School Security Committee; ]
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[OUT Q=in a school]
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[VO-NAT]


But David Smith..says it would help to reinforce the values he and other parents have tried to teach their children...and may cause some students to think before committing a violent act.
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((DAVID SMITH/PARENT: I THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA..I THINK AGAIN KIDS AND PARENTS A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE MOVED AWAY FROM A GOOD MORAL STANDING. THIS IS JUST ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO REINFORCE SOME OF THE TRAINING THE PARENTS TRY TO GIVE THEIR CHILDREN AT HOME))
[SUPER=01-David Smith/Parent; ]
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[VO-NAT]


The ten commandments measure could still be defeated, because the juvenile justice bill must be voted on as a whole.
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[Hostage-standoff]


[ANCHOR=mel]
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[WRITER=mel]
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A hostage standoff at a mental hospital near Philadelphia has ended in violence.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norristown, PA;]


Police say a man who held two women at gunpoint since Wednesday in an administration building, opened fire this morning when officers broke a window to see what was going on.
One of the hostages was killed, the other wounded.
Both women were nursing supervisors at Norristown State Hospital.
Police say the gunman a former nurse who was angry because he'd been fired.
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[Kosovo]


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


More than 50-thousand refugees have crossed back into Kosovo in the past three days.
And now the British have arrived.
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[7:12:41]
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That was the reaction today as British troops rolled into town aboard their tanks and armoured vehicles.

Their entry marks a key stage of NATO's deployment in the northern sector of the province.
Under the peace accord that ended the airstrikes, all Serb forces must leave Kosovo by Sunday night.
[SUPER=03-Helsinki, Finland;]

[9:34:14]
Meantime, in Helsinki, the U-S and Russia are still trying to reach an agreement Russia's role in the peacekeeping mission.
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(( COHEN:"WELL THERE ARE A NUMBER OF AREAS THAT HAVE TO BE RESOLVED . BUT WE'RE MAKING GOOD PROGRESS AND HOPEFULLY WE'LL CONCLUDE TODAY, POSSIBLY TOMORROW, WE'LL SEE."))
[SUPER=01-William Cohen/Secretary of Defense;]
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[OUT=we'll see.]
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Cohen is trying to break a deadlock over Russia's demand that it play an equal role with NATO countries in Kosovo.
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[Lee-Mural]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
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The fate of Richmond's Lee Mural will be up in the air for another month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


A committee of 19 community leaders met in secret for the second time Wednesday night.
They decided to take 30 days to contemplate all the murals on the floodwall at the Canal Walk.
A Richmond city councilman complained about the mural-- saying Lee was a racist and the mural should be removed.

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[S-Golf-Project]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-21 TC41:06]
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A Danville proposal that would pair a golf training center with a new public housing project has won national recognition.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority says it plans to build a 9-hole golf course for the residents of the Liberty View Housing Development.
That's IF the government gives them a 20-million dollar grant. That money would let help tear down the existing barracks-style housing project and build new single-family homes for residents.
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((DARYL DALTON/DANVILLE REDEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING AUTHORITY: THIS IS OUR SECOND YEAR SUBMITTING WHAT WE THINK IS A VERY STRONG APPLICATION AND WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT IT. OF COURSE THIS NOMINATION OF A BEST PRACTICE HELPS DRAW SOME ATTENTION TO IT THAT MAKES OUR CHANCES EVEN BETTER.))
[SUPER=01-Daryl Dalton/Redevelopment & Housing]
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[OUT Q=makes our chances even better.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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The city may find out as early as mid-August if it's getting the federal grant.

[Camp-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=99-13 TC1:58:42 ]
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Since 19-85, children in the Roanoke Valley have not had a camp to call their own...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


But after nearly 16- hundred hours of volunteer work by members of the Kiwanis Club, Camp Roanoke is nearly ready to re- open.
Thanks to materials donated by area businesses, the club has renovated the 63-year-old activities lodge at the camp.
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[SOT 10:44:31]
[IN Q=This is a facility]

((JACK MAHANNA/KIWANIS CLUB: THIS IS A FACILITY WHICH WILL SERVE PRIMARILY FOR KIDS, BUT IT WILL ALSO SERVE THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE. THE ACTIVITIES LODGE, WHICH WE RENOVATED IS GOING TO BE USED FOR CIVIC EVENTS, BUSINES EVENTS, KIDS' EVENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Mahanna/Kiwanis Club;]
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[OUT Q=kids' events]
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[VO-NAT]


Located near Spring Hollow Reservoir, the lodge will host a re-dedication ceremony and ribbon- cutting tonight.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Take a look at the latest plans for the new south Roanoke County high school next on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And V-Dot takes the first step towards widening Interstate 81 in Roanoke and Botetourt Counties.
First let's talk to Patrick.
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[Talent=Patrick]

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

[S-Danville-Suspect]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-23 37:44]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Danville police are offering a thousand dollar reward for information on a suspect in the shooting death of a 24-year old man last month.
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[VO-NAT]


Police are looking for 29-year old Harry Lee Fuller Junior in connection with the shooting of Fabian Wimbush last month.
[SUPER=03-Danville/May 31;]


Authorities say an argument that started outside a convenience store ended several blocks away, where Wimbush died of a gunshot wound the leg.
Authorities believe Fuller may still be in the area. If you have any information, contact Danville police.
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[E-81-Widening]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=99-28 2:07:41]
[GRAPHIC=Interstate81Widening]


Funding has been approved to widen Interstate 81 in the Roanoke Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


V-DOT has allotted 21-million-dollars toward widening a 16 mile stretch of 81, beginning just south of Wildwood Road in Roanoke County and extending to two miles north of Exit 1-50 in Botetourt County.
Although funding is in place, the actual construction is still several years away.
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[anchor=Melanie]
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V-DOT has also funded two projects to improve exits 109 and 114 in Montgomery County.

[E-Woods-End]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-26 13:38]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Schools]


The latest plans for a new south county high school have been approved by the Roanoke County School Board.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The architects presented their design development plans for the high school to be placed on the Woods End property on Farmington Drive.
And they are close to finalizing the plans...with a few adjustments.
Roanoke County Assistant Superintendent Marty Robison says they have been working closely with the community on the plan.
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[IN Q=Trying to look at]

((MARTY ROBISON/ASST. SUPERINTENDENT:WE'RE TRYING TO LOOK AND MEASURE THAT WE PRESERVE THE BOUNDARIES LINE AROUND THE EDGE AND GIVE THE PEOPLE AS MUCH PRIVACY AS WE POSSIBLY CAN))
[SUPER=01-Marty Robison/Asst. Superintendent]
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Construction on the site is scheduled to begin next spring.

[S-ITT]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-16 1:13:30]
[GRAPHIC=ITT Contract Deadline]


Workers might begin strike preparations later tonight... if ITT and its union can't make a deal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./July]

[from 98-39 or 6:00 edit tape]
The I-U-E union that represents more than 600-workers is talking to management.
The company says they've been negotiating for two weeks.
The union's four-year contract expires at midnight tonight.
Typically, talks between the union and I-T-T last up to the deadline.
One union member says the dispute is over benefits.
A union spokesman says it's still too early to say if the workers will strike if they don't get a deal.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Why was Albert Einstein so smart?
He may have had a better brain than the rest of us.
We'll find out more in just a moment on NEws-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And they're putting the final touches on tomorrow's royal wedding.
We'll have a preview when we return.
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[Royal-preps]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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Thirty thousand people are expected to crowd the streets of Windsor tomorrow for a glimpse of Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones when they emerge from the castle as husband and wife.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England;]

[7:22;57]
Prince Edward initially wanted a very low key wedding with no public appearances and only very close friends attending.
But Palace officials are said to have persuaded him to make a happy compromise - although there will be none of the full blown pomp and pageantry of previous Royal weddings.
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(( JAMES WHITAKER:I THINK THAT EVEN THOUGH HE IS THE THIRD SON OF THE QUEEN I DO THINK THAT WHEN THE SOVEREIGN'S - ANY OF THEIR CHILDREN GET MARRIED - THERE SHOULD BE A LITTLE BIT OF TRUMPETING AND FANFARE ABOUT IT."))
[SUPER=01-James Whitaker/Royal Commentator;]
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[OUT Q=and fanfare about it]
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[VO-NAT]


The dress Sophie will wear on the day is a well kept secret.
She has chosen fashion designer, Samantha Shaw to make the dress, and not a word has been leaked about its design.
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[Einstein's-Brain]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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Albert Einstein's brain was different from the average brain.
Okay, so you don't have to be brilliant to figure that one out.
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[VO-NAT]


But it turns out that parts of Einsteins' brain were indeed physically extraordinary.
A study published in the British medical journal The Lancet looks at the preserved brain of the legendary genius.

The part thought to be related to mathematical reasoning was 15 percent wider on both sides than normal.
Not only that; the groove that normally runs from front to back did not extend all the way in Einstein's brain.
One expert theorizes the lack of a groove in that area might have allowed more neurons to work together more easily.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE# none]
[GRAPHIC=stocks]


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 13 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in sports, a local high school standout athlete is now an All-American Hokie...
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[VO-NAT ]


And the Winston Cup Drivers are heading to Pocono-- a raceway that is making tracks of a different kind.
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[S-Open]


[ANCHOR=patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-42]
[GRAPHIC=U.S. Open]


Sunshine and swirling breezes greeted golfers for the second round of the U-S Open today.
The conditions are expected to help dry out the Pinehurst Number Two course and make scoring more difficult.
Round one ended with a four way tie for the lead.
David Duval, Phil Mickleson, Billy Mayfair, and Paul Goydos are all at three under.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pinehurst, NC/NBC; :00]


David Duval, who was coming back from a burned hand, would sizzle on the par 70 course. He is one of five golfers who are tied for the lead at three under. Here he sets up a birdie putt on the par 3 15 with the approach.
Tiger Woods, with the awesome approach on the par three 17,.
Woods started slow but would come on strong on the final few holes.
He birdied 18 on this putt to finish at two under with a 68, 1 shot off the lead. D.A. Weibring would complete the first round in 10th place, but did have this great shot from the fringe--it's in the hole!
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[S-McKnight]


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[WRITER=sma]
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[GRAPHIC=Tom McKnight]


Galax native Tom McKnight has a spot at Pinehurst. Thanks to his runner up finish in the US Amateur, he qualified for the U.S. Open.
Yesterday he shot a first round two over 72 and is in second place. He was scheduled to tee off today at 12:20.


[Stanley-Cup]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Stanley Cup]


The Dallas Stars are a game away from taking the Stanley Cup.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX]


The game was scoreless until Darryl Sydor (sih-DOHR') notched a power-play goal early in the second period.
Pat Verbeek gave the Stars a two-goal cushion with four-39 remaining.
[SUPER=31-Buffalo/0/Dallas/2;]


Belfour had his finest game of the postseason, stopping 23 shots to give Dallas a 3-to-2 edge in the series.
The Sabres have managed just eight goals in the lowest-scoring Cup final in 52 years.
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[S-Drivers]


[ANCHOR=patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=csm]
[TAPE#=36]
[GRAPHIC=Pocono]


The Winstin Cup Circuit is heading to the Pocono 500.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Long Pond, PA; :00]


Jeremy Mayfield's first career win came at Pocono last year, one of the greatest moments in his young Winston Cup career.
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[SUPER=01-Jeremy Mayfield/1998 Pocono Winner; :00]
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[OUT Q=.......dream for me."]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Bill Elliott is finishing 20th on average this season, but looks to jump start his year at one of his favorite tracks.
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[IN Q="Pocono]
[SUPER=01-Bill Elliott/Driver of #94 McDonalds Ford; :00]
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[OUT Q=...towards that"]
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[S-Pocono]


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There are not many racetracks still owned and operated by families, but Pocono is still on track.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-South Boston; :00]


Track C.E.O. Joe Mattioli was on hand at South Boston this past weekend to run the Busch Series race.
He still has trouble believeing just how far his 2.5 mile track has come from the days when filling the grandstands was difficult.
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[IN Q="today]
[SUPER=01-Joe Mattioli/Pocono Raceway Owner; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=...next century"]
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[S-Scott]


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[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-43]
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The Wendell Scott legend is alive and well in Danville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-South Boston; :00]


His son Frank accepted South Boston speedway's presentation before the Busch Series race this past Saturday.
South Boston has erected a new tower named in Scott's honor.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="this was]

((FRANK SCOTT/WENDELL'S SON:))
[SUPER=01-Frank Scott/Wendell's Son; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=...quite honored"]
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-32]
[GRAPHIC=Tech baseball]


Virginia Tech hails two All American Players on this years team.
Former Franklin County star Larry Bowles and Hokie teammate Barry Gauch have made seperate All-American teams.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Bowles, a sophomore, was a third team pick of the national Baseball Writers Association. He was 10 and 3 as a pitcher and lead the Hokies with a .390 batting average.
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[anchor=Patrick]
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egistered 61 RBI's. Gauch, Tech's catcher, was selected to the American Baseball Coaches Association third team. he batted .374 and r