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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Next on News 7-
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More details on suspected railroad killer Rafael Rasendez Ramirez-
Changes were on hold. Now they're back on again for one downtown area.
Autoworkers have unions- so do electricians so why not doctors? The latest on a push by doctors to bargain with insurance companies.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.
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[SUPER=@Jean1;]
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[SUPER=@Mike1;]



[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=N7 at 11]
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[SOT 20:11:35]
[IN Q=This is someone]

((THIS IS SOMEONE WHO LIKES TO USE HIS HANDS. HE LIKES TO GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL. HE LIKES TO SEE THE LIFE EBB FROM THE VICTIM AS HE KILLS THEM.))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=AS HE KILLS THEM.]
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[VO-NAT]


A criminal profiler offers more details about the drifter known as the railroad killer.
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[Serial-Killer]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-A]
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The search is intensifying across the country for Rafael Resendez Ramiriz.
As Drew Levinson reports, police are hoping to find him before he strikes again.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Along the nation's]
[SUPER=03-Columbus, OH; 16]
[Super=01-Jeanette Julius/Apple River Resident; 40]
[Super=01-Steve Allendorf/Jo Davies Co. Sheriff;48]
[SUPER=03-Apple River, IL;56]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:04]
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[OUT Q=Detroit.]

(( Along the nation's railroad tracks-- a manhunt -- for Rafael Resendez-Ramirez is underway. Ramirez is wanted for at least 8-murders in 3-states: Texas, Kentucky and Illinois.

In Columbus--Ohio, police stopped and searched a freight train after getting a tip THAT a man near the tracks resembled the suspected killer. They found no one.
Everywhere-- people are nervous...looking for the suspect. His hands are scarred and he has a snake tattoo on his left forearm. HE'S Known for his use of many different disguises and aliases and for his means of travel-- hitching trains. Jeanette Julius/Apple River Resident: We live a town away by the tracks and we are like maybe we should lock our doors. People aren't used to this kind of thing." Steve Allendorf/Jo Davies Co. Sheriff The Rafael Ramirez part of this investigation has been ruled out.
Authorities thought Ramirez could be the person who killed a young Apple River Illinois couple over the weekend--but THEY'VE since arrested someone else.
The Sheriff clearly hopes the arrest will bring a bit of relief to that quiet community.... but its not likely to bring much comfort to others living along the nation's rails...that is, until Rafael Resendez Ramirez is behind bars.
Drew Levinson, cbs news, detroit.))

[Craig-County]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-18 45:26]
[GRAPHIC=Craig Co. Revitalization]


Downtown revitalization will resume in New Castle.
Craig County Supervisors, who froze the project last week, changed their minds tonight.
Eric Earnhart has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's all about]
[SUPER=03-New Castle; :00]
[SUPER=01-Victor Hamblett/Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Theresa Oliver/Salvage Yard Owner; ]
[SUPER=01-Zane Jones/Supervisor;]
[SUPER=01-John Lee/Supervisor; ]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=EE, News 7]


(( Its all about downtown New Castle putting on a better face... from the Mick or Mack to the muffler shop, they have the money, an 800 thousand dollar federal grant... but they don't have two vital pieces of property... a trailer park and an auto salvage yard, which the Federal Government says HAS to go, or the grant could be recinded.
That's why Supervisors put the brakes on the whole project last week, fearing they could be stuck with a half million dollar bill.

On THAT note, supervisors re-convened, to hear criticism from residents who say the project must continue....

[SOT 17:43:24]
[IN Q=we cannot lose]

(( VICTOR HAMBLETT/RESIDENT; WE CANNOT LOSE THESE FUNDS, WE NEED TO MOVE ON, PUT THE PROBLEMS ASIDE, DEAL WITH IT, AND GO ON ABOUT OUR BUSINESS. ))
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[OUT Q=about our business]



The salvage yard owners say they'd be glad to move out of the way... but the county won't let them rezone another piece of property to move TO.

[SOT 18:00:28]
[IN Q=our junkyard would have been]

(( THERESA OLIVER/SALVAGE YARD OWNER; OUR JUNKYARD WOULD HAVE BEEN GONE THREE MONTHS AGO IF YOU WOULD HAVE WORKED WITH US... IF YOU'RE STILL WILLING TO WORK WITH US. ))
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[OUT Q=to work with us.]



Supervisers went into closed session, and after dicussing the issue, returned and voted to allow the downtown project to continue.
They also voted to begin negotiating with the owners of the two pieces of property, and indicated they would be willing to rezone some county land to allow the salvage yard to re-locate.
Supervisors say they have more confidence in the project now.

[SOT 18:20:16]
[IN Q=we wanted to ]

(( ZANE JONES/SUPERVISOR; WE WANTED TO WAKE SOME OF THEM UP, RIGHT? JOHN LEE/SUPERVISOR; RIGHT, WE GOT A LOT MORE INFORMATION, EVERYTHING JUST CAME TOGETHER BETTER. ))
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[OUT Q=came together better]



At least one unresolved issue is WHERE the trail park might go... several residents voiced concerns about that, saying they DON'T want it next to them.
In New Castle, Eric Earnhart, News 7.))






[L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-13 2:01:32]
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Lynchburg city councilman Stewart Hobbs can keep his day job, but whether he can remain a POLITICIAN is still unclear.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


City council tonight awarded Hobbs' company, Virginia Aviation, a five- year contract to continue providing fixed base operator services at the Lynchburg airport.
The F-B-O maintains and fuels private planes and provides flying lessons.
Virginia Aviation had been working without a contract for four years.
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[SOT 9:36:32]
[IN Q=I think we]

((WALTER ERWIN/LYNCHBURG CITY ATTORNEY: I THINK WE FEEL THAT THIS IS A GOOD LEASE, IT'S PROBABLY THE BEST F-B-O LEASE THAT WE'VE EVER HAD. I THINK THAT ALL OF US HAVE LEARNED A LOT ABOUT THE ACTIVITIES AT THE AIRPORT.))
[SUPER=01-Walter Erwin/Lynchburg City Attorney]
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[OUT Q=at the airport.]
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[VO-NAT]


Commonwealth's attorney Bill Petty must still decide whether Hobbs's contract with the city violates any conflict of interest laws.
If it does, Hobbs will have to resign his seat on city council.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey
[WX1] [11:00pm] [06/22/1999]

WEATHER OFFICE

[ENG/FULL=] AUSTRIA VIDEO
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[WXPRO/FULL]WAKE UP FORECAST [Toss back to anchor]

[Bush]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-17 1:00:51]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]


Texas Governor George W. Bush is leading a pack of Republicans in the race for President.
He's even beating Democrat Al Gore in the polls.
Today, he brought his campaign to Richmond.
Ellen Qualls explains why.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A thousand]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gov. George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate; :11]
[SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/Political Analyst; :42]
[SUPER=@Ellen1; :50]
[RUNS=1:06]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]


(( A thousand-dollar per plate luncheon, with 350 tickets purchased-- well you can do the math.
But Bush coming to Virginia, so close on the heels of New Hampshire and Iowa has a greater purpose.
[sot tape two 12:59:28 ]

((GOV. GEORGE W. BUSH/R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I'M REALLY GLAD YOU ALL DECIDED TO MOVE YOUR PRIMARY UP.))
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Virginia Republicans decided just four days ago to hold a primary February 29th, making the 12th largest state the first big state to weigh in on the GOP nominee.
[sot tape tape 13:07:20 ]

((GOV. GEORGE W. BUSH/R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I'LL BE AN ACTIVIST PRESIDENT WHO SETS WORTHY GOALS OF A GREAT NATION.
I WILL NOT USE MY OFFICE AS A MIRROR TO REFLECT PUBLIC OPINION.))
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So at a Richmond library earlier in the day, Bush, with wife Laura by his side, was looking every bit the frontrunner.
[sot tape three 13:23:23]

((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: THERE WOULD HAVE TO BE AN EXPOSE. THERE WOULD HAVE TO BE A MAJOR GAFFE. THERE WOULD HAVE TO BE SOMETHING TO COME OUT IN HIS PAST THAT NO ONE KNEW ABOUT.))
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((A FEBRUARY 29TH PRIMARY... ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
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[Kosovo-Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-B]
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Words of praise for the men and women behind the air war on Serbia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Aviano AFB, Italy;]


President Clinton arrived at Aviano Air Force Base in Italy to a cheering crowd.
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[SOT 16:38:04]

((THANKS TO ALL OF YOU THE WORST IS OVER IN KOSOVO.))
[IN Q=Thanks to all]
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[OUT Q=IN KOSOVO.]
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[VO-NAT]


Earlier in the day the President met with refugees- telling them not return home until it is safe.
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[Mental-Health]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-21 44:08]
[GRAPHIC=US Supreme Court]


The full impact isn't clear yet, but local mental health advocates say they're encouraged by a ruling today from the Supreme Court.
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[VO-NAT]


On a vote of six to three, the court ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act requires community-based care for the mentally ill, whenever possible.
The mental health director for Blue Ridge Community Services says he hopes the ruling will spur more funding for community- based programs.
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[SOT 00:44:46]
[IN Q=Many people]

((JIM SIKKEMA/ BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY SERVICES: MANY PEOPLE WITH SIGNIFICANT CARE NEEDS HAVE COME INTO THE COMMUNITY WITHOUT ADEQUATE RESOURCES TO CARE FOR THEM IN WAYS THAT WOULD KEEP THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE, AND IMPROVE THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT HAS TO ACCOMPANY PEOPLE COMING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Sikkema/Blue Ridge Community Services;]
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[OUT Q=back to the community.]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Virginia has been moving toward community-based care for thirty years, and state officials say they don't know yet how today's ruling will affect Virginia's mental health programs.

[Domestic-Violence]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=99-11 1:57:32]
[GRAPHIC=Domestic Violence]


Roanoke City Police are taking a stand against domestic violence.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The department hired its first Domestic Violence Specialist to try to deal with high risk cases.
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[SOT tc 00:05:32]
[IN Q=We're trying]

((PAM "PJ" GOLD/ DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SPECIALIST: WE'RE TRYING TO FIND PEOPLE THAT ARE REPEAT OFFENDERS. AND GET THOSE FELONY CONVICTIONS AND SEND THE MESSAGE THAT YOU CAN ONLY DO IT SO MANY TIMES.))
[SUPER=01-Pam "PJ" Gold/ Domestic Violence Specialist]
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[OUT Q=many times.]
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[VO-NAT]

The third domestic offense means an automatic felony charge - and it's Gold's job to make sure that happens. In the past--patrol officers could not sufficiently research cases to find prior convictions. As for the victims--Gold sees hope in offering them guidance and information.
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[SOT tc 00:04:59]
[IN Q=If you can]

((PAM "PJ" GOLD/ DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SPECIALIST: IF YOU CAN START THEM IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION SOMETIMES THEY'LL TAKE THE INITIATIVE AND GO. WHICH THEY'VE GOT TO TAKE THE INITIATIVE--THE FIRST STEP TO HELP THEMSELVES.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Right now it's only a part-time position--the department will decide later whether to add more hours.
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Are Virginia's in-state college students reaping the benefits of a tuition cut?
A look, when News 7 at 11 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And Job Corps officials are afraid last weekend's near-rioting in Amherst County will give the institution a bad name.
Tonight, they set the record straight.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hey folks]
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[OUT Q=big 7.]

((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with big league hilites on the way.
We'll also check out an upsetting day at Wimbledon, see what the USTA has in store for area tennis players this weekend, and head out to the Roanoke Valley Horse show and meet the event's true set-up man. All that and WNBA hilites are on the way here on the Big 7.))
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[State-Colleges]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=chr]
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[GRAPHIC=College Tuition]


Governor Gilmore is overseeing a 20-percent tuition rollback for Virginia's in-state college students this year.
But the State Council of Higher Education says students will not benefit as much as the Governor had planned.
That's because schools are apparently increasing fees and room and board costs to offset Gilmore's tuition rollback.

So the average total cost of going to a four-year college in Virginia will only drop four-percent for in-state students.
The overall change is still significant enough to move Virginia from eighth to 18th on the ranking of states with the highest college costs.



[Job-Corps]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-14 1:44:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Officials at the Old Dominion Job Corps in Amherst County hope Sunday's near- riot between students and police won't overshadow the GOOD things the center accomplishes year- round.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


The Job Corps center is funded by the U-S Department of Labor, and takes in young people from all different backgrounds.
There they can finish high school and learn a trade that will get them a job once they leave.
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[SOT 16:52:43]
[IN Q=What I try]

((BOB BARLOW/JOB CORPS ADMINISTRATOR: WHAT I TRY TO DO PERSONALLY IS FOCUS ON OUR SUCCESSES AND I WISH THAT SUCCESSES IN SOCIETY, IN SCHOOLS, IN JOB CORPS, WOULD BE WHAT PEOPLE FOCUS ON. K KNOW THAT'S NOT THE NATURE OF THE BEAST, AND THAT WE TEND TO FOCUS ON THE NEGATIVE, BUT BOY, THERE'S AN AWFUL LOT OF POSITIVE SUCCESS STORIES HERE AND THAT'S WHAT KEEPS ME GOING.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Barlow/Job Corps Administrator]
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[OUT Q=keeps me going.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Job Corps has been in operation for twenty years.
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[Lachance]


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


The sex discrimination claims of a former Blacksburg Police officer were dismissed last night by a federal judge.


Police Chief Bill Brown had arranged for Alicia Lachance to be asked about romantic relationships she'd had with other officers while she worked for the CHRISTIANSBURG Police Department.
In his 15-page opinion, Judge Sam Wilson noted the Chief "took responsibility for the offensive question."
Chief Brown told Lachance he'd "heard a 'lot of rumors' about her and wanted to make sure she would not adversely affect office morale."
Lachance quit the force in 1997 after just seven months on the job.


[Missing-Millionaire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-C]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The search is on for a missing millionaire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greenwich, CT]


44-year old Marty Frankel disappeared from his mansion in Connecticut-
FBI agents say this unlicensed security broker ran a fraudulent investment scheme- and bilked insurance companies out of millions- in six states, including Virginia.
Neighbors say Frankel was a recluse- who lived under tight security.
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[SOT 16:55:41 ]
[IN Q=Lights on]

((LIGHTS ON ALL NIGHT. HIGH LIGHTS, MOUNTED CAMERAS.))
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[OUT Q=mounted cameras.]
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[VO-NAT]


Frankel even set up funding for a Catholic Charity-
Suddenly the St. Francis of Assissi (uh-SEE-see) foundation is 2-billion dollars short-
Authorities say wherever Mr. Frankel is, he won't be short of money.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7, the American Medical Association is talking union.
It could help physicians in their battle with HMOs.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus, some West Africans want a taste of local government, Smith Mountain Lake-style.
The story, coming up.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=136-6 3 9/0 7 1 6/6 10 11 15 17/4 21 40 44 48/31]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
6-3-9

(six, three, nine)


Pick 4:
0-7-1-6

(zero, seven, one, six)


Cash 5:
6-10-11-15-17

(six, ten, eleven, fifteen, seventeen)


The Big Game:
4-21-40-44-48. Big Money Ball: 31.

(four, twenty-one, forty, forty-four, forty-eight. Big Money

Ball: thirty-one)


[AMA]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-D]
[GRAPHIC=AMA]


Doctors tired of battling HMOs over fees- and the freedom to treat patients have joined unions- and more could be on the way.
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[VO-NAT 20:14:01]


The union negotiates with insurance companies on the doctor's behalf-
Six percent of the nations 750-thosuand doctors are members of unions.
But the drive toward collective bargaining for physicians could get a huge measure of clout and cohesion-
The American Medical Association - is expected to vote tomorrow to create its own union.
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[Senegalese]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-15 1:08:53]
[GRAPHIC=SML]


Smith Mountain Lake residents are changing a government in West Africa.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


Top ministers from the republic of Senegal toured the lake today -- to see how to give their citizens more local power.
[SUPER=04-1996;]


They heard how volunteers clean Smith Mountain Lake, for example.
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[SOT 11:28:20]
[IN Q=One of the things]

((SOUTY TOURE/MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT: ONE OF THE THINGS WE'VE LEARNED IS THE SYNERGY BETWEEN GOVERNMENTS TO FINANCE THE DEBRIS REMOVAL.))
[SUPER=10-Souty Toure/Minister of Environment/Voice of Translator;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=debris removal]
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[VO-NAT]


They also checked out a subdivision where residents built their own 18-thousand-dollar system to control erosion.

And they toured the lake's new water treatment plant.
Virginia Tech brings this group here for seven annual tours.
The U-S pays 25-million-dollars and Africa chips in another ten million dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/MLB-GIants; :00]


Take a look at one of the most interesting homers of the season. The Brewers Marquis Grissom hits a shot to left center that appears to bounce off the wall. The second base umpire said it did just that, but two other umps overruled him saying the ball hit just above the yellow line giving Grissom a homerun.
The Brewers would win it 5-to-1.
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[S-Orioles]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-34]
[GRAPHIC=ORIOLES/REDSOX]


It stillmay be a bit early to get too excited, but the Baltimore Orioles are starting to play like million dollar men.
The Orioles came in to last night's game with the Red Sox winners of 9 of their last 10 games.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/HTS-O's;:00]


It looked like the streak would be slowed last night as the Sox had a 3-to-2 lead in the eighth.
But Albert Belle took care of that with one swing of the bat.
His 14th homer of the season, a three run shot off John Wasdin chased home
[super=35-Boston/3/Baltimore/5;]

Brady Anderson and Mike Bordick and gave the a Orioles a 5-to-3 win.
They're now just 5 games under 500.
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[S-WNBA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-36]
[GRAPHIC=NBA FINALS]


The NBA finals resume tonight with the Knicks and Spurs hooking up in game four.
[GRAPHIC=WNBA]


Last night the women held court in the WNBA as Detroit beat the Charlotte Sting 75-to-69.
And the Mystics also lost 79-to-76 to Phoenix.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/WNBA;:00]


To Washington, DC we go where rookie Chamique Holdsclaw shot the Mystics in front by a dozen points at halftime. The former Vol had 14 points last night, but it would not be enough as the Comets rally from a dozen down and outscore

[SUPER=33-Phoenix/79/Washington/76;]

Washington by 15 in the second half to win it 79-to-76.
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[S-Hornets]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Hornets]


The Charlotte Hornets have the 3rd pick in the NBA draft coming up later this month on June 30th.
Yesterday former Duke star Elton Brand dropped in to work out for the Hornets, and later this week his former Blue Devil teammate Corey Maggette is due in town for a workout. ((BYE BYE))


[S-Martina]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-39 11922tc]
[GRAPHIC=WIMBLEDON]


Wimbledon play yesterday featured what many are calling the most outrageous upset in the 113 year history of the event.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/HBO; :00]


The women's top seeded player, Martin Hingis, who also happens to be the number one player in the world, was crushed in the opening round by 16 year old qualifier, Jelena Dokic.
Hingis loses the match 6-2 and 6-love and in so doing becomes only the third top seeded woman in history to lose her opening match.
Dokic was ranked 129th in the world, prompting many to speculate that Hingis lost the match on purpose. Although tanking at Wimbledon seems highly unlikely.
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[wipe to eng#]



[S-Andre]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-32]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]
[WIPE TO ENG#!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/HBO; :00]


Elsewhere yesterday on the men's side, fan favorite Andre Agassi was awesome in his opening match beating Andrei Pavel in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2 and 6-3.
Andre is attempting to become the first man since 1980 to win the French and Wimbledon titles in the same year. Bjorn Borg did so nearly 20 years ago.
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[S-USTA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-35 tc 1:26:17]
[GRAPHIC=Tennis]


Locally, tennis is always looking to experience some growth in Southwest Virginia and the USTA is here to help faciliatate that expansion.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


One thing the United States Tennis Association does is organize programs to teach children the game.
Now the Virginia office will do that from Roanoke.
The office has just completed moving from Richmond to the Star City.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=that's a part]
[SUPER=01-Janine Underwood/USTA Representative;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=they want tennis to grow]
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


Tennis players will want to take note of two special events coming up. This Friday night from five til nine is the Inter Galatic Wooden Racket Competition at the Franklin County Parks and Rec Courts. There will also be a cook out and carnival at the same time.
And then Saturday morning from nine to 11 is the Community Tennis Rally at the River's Edge Park Courts in Roanoke.

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Still to come tonight we'll take out nightly trip out to the Roanoke Valley horse show and
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meet the man who is responsible for keeping the show on course. Denise Allen will have his story right after this.
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An ESPN Commentator is at the Roanoke Valley Horse Show this week, but instead of talking up the show, he's setting up the event.
Denise Allen explains from Salem.
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((Brian Flynn has been around horses all his life.
But the Massachusetts farm boy turned professional rider and now ESPN commentator didn't always dream of making a career out of horses.
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DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 REPORTER: FLYNN PLAYED BASEBALL AND HOCKEY AT BOSTON COLLEGE BUT FOUND A MORE DIVERSE CAREER WORKING WITH HORSES.
RIDING PROFESSIONALLY, TEACHING AND MANAGING SHOWS AT HIS OWN STABLES EVOLVED INTO JUDGING AND DESIGNING COURSES FOR SHOWS LIKE THE ROANOKE VALLEY HORSE SHOW.
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Flynn no longer does the farm thing. judging, course designing and tv commentating make up his livelihood.
His television career started by chance.
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Flynn says he has no regrets about not pursuing the majors.
He's found sharing the arena with the horses is a game that can last a lifetime.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.))




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A Georgia radio station is taking crash landing to new extremes.
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((THERE IT GOES!))
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The Atlanta station dropped a truck from a helicopter, one thousand feet in the air.
The vehicle fell onto a numbered grid.
The listener with the section number of the grid that the truck landed on won a new sport utility vehicle.
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