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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
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A search at Smith Mountain Lake for a missing man who may have drowned.
Fire stations turn into water stations-
Good news for people who find their wells are drying up.
and major airport delays in the Northeast. We'll tell you why.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus Robin with your July 4th forecast.
News 7 is next.
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[Bedford-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-27 17:43]
[GRAPHIC=SML Possible Drowing]


The Bedford County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing Evington man they believe may have drowned at Smith Mountain Lake.
Divers have spend most of the day looking for 34 year-old Hank Edward Little near Mariner's Landing.
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[VO-NAT]


Little was last seen alive 10:30 Thursday night when he told his friends he was going for a swim.
He was wearing long pants and military style boots.
Authorities will continue their search of the lake tomorrow.
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[SOT00:58:45]
[IN Q=At the same]

((AT THE SAME TIME...CONDUCTING SEARCHES IN THE AREA OF HIS HOME))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Ricky Gardner/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Office]
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[OUT Q=area of his home]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Little friends reported him missing today. Authorities are asking anyone with information on Little to call Bedford County Police Department.

[Water-Supply]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-21 51:12]
[GRAPHIC=Water Supply]


The ongoing drought is leaving many private well owners WITHOUT water.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


But Roanoke County is making water available for free - to people whose wells have dried up.
Residents can pick up water at several fire and rescue stations.
County officials say the water will be available as long as it's necessary... and that the upcoming holiday played a large part in the timing of the decision to help out.
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[SOT 21:42:39]
[IN Q=We're going into]

((WE'RE GOING INTO THE LONG FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND. WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE GOOD TO BE PROACTIVE TO LET PEOPLE KNOW DRINKING WATER WOULD BE AVAILABLE AT OUR FIRE AND RESCUE FACILITIES AND WHAT THEY COULD DO TO GET IT IF THEY HAVE A PROBLEM))
[SUPER=01-Anne Marie Green/Roanoke Co. Community Relations]
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[OUT Q=have a problem]
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN LOCATIONS]
Well users who need water water should bring their own containers to one of the following locations: Vinton Volunteer Fire Department, Cave Spring Fire Department, Hollins Fire and Rescue, Clearbrook Fire and Rescue, Fort Lewis Fire and Rescue and Read Mountain Fire and Rescue.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PHONE NUMBER]
If you have any questions, call Roanoke County dispatch at 561-8036.
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[Wells]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-34 5:00]
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As the drought claims many shallow wells... homeowners are forced to dig a little deeper.
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[SOT 16:53:47]
[IN Q=The well went dry]

((JOHNNY LESTER/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: THE WELL WENT DRY ONE DAY AND FROM THEN ON IT WENT DOWN HILL.))
[SUPER=01-Johnny Lester/Roanoke Co. Resident;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=downhill.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Johnny Lester called in crews from Don Griffin Drilling to extend the 200 foot well that has supplied his Clearbrook home since 1991.
Local well drilling companies say they're working overtime to handle urgent requests from families without water.
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[SOT 16:50:54]
[IN Q=What we're trying]

((DON GRIFFIN/DON GRIFFIN DRILLING CO.: WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS PUT OFF SOME NEW CONSTRUCTION, JUST TO GET OUR CUSTOMERS THAT WE'VE DRILLED IN THE PAST, YOU KNOW, THAT HAD SHALLOW WELLS, SO WE'VE GIVEN THEM FIRST PRIORITY GOING BACK AND GETTING WATER FOR THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Don Griffin/Don Griffin Drilling Co.]
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[OUT Q=getting water for them.]
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[VO-NAT]


The crew drilled to a depth of 420 feet before completing the job. Lester says he's relieved to have a reliable source of water again.
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[Toss-2-Robin]

Jean tosses to Robin in the weather office[Rain]


[ANCHOR=Robin]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=afr]
[TAPE#=99-18 1:05:33]
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A commonly asked question in the Roanoke Valley lately: "Where's the rain?"
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

[Dry Carvins Cove-- Preston's today tape] The answer: Not in the Roanoke Valley. [RAIN tape]
But in most parts of Virginia, showers and storms have been numerous lately. [more Carvin's]
But the skies around Roanoke and Carvins Cove have been much drier than normal.
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[SOT 18:22]
[IN Q=There have]

((MIKE EMLAW/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: THERE HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANT RAINS GOING ACROSS SOUTH OF ROANOKE, AND THEN STUFF'S BEEN REFORMING ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE AND GOING EAST OF ROANOKE. IT'S JUST BEEN, ROANOKE'S BEEN UNLUCKY.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Emlaw/National Weather Service]
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[OUT Q=been unlucky]
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[VO-NAT]

Carvins Cove probably won't fill up this summer unless a tropical storm comes our way.
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[WX1] [11:00pm] [07/02/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE after Drought story [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Lightning]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-B]
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Delays for thousands of holiday travelerss - after lightning strikes a radar station.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Newark, NJ]


Lightning hit a regional air traffic control center in Nashua New Hampshire- delaying flights in and out of New England.
Flights were backed up in Newark in, New Jersey-
[Super=03-Boston, MA;]

and at Logan International in Boston.
The air traffic center controls most commercial flights in the area.
It's now operating on a backup system -- but at a reduced capacity.
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[Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-24 50:05]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation]


The small plane that crashed yesterday in Augusta County was apparently carrying just one person. Authorities haven't released his name yet, but they're confident the pilot did not have any passengers alongside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Augusta Co.]


Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration spent the day examining the wreckage... hundreds of small pieces scattered over several hundred yards.
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[SOT09:27]
[IN Q=Right now]

((PAUL COX/AIR SAFETY INVESTIGATOR: RIGHT NOW WEE'RE IN THE BEGINNING PHASES OF AN INVESTIGATION THAT COULD LAST UP TO A YEAR. WE'RE DOING THE ON SCENE INVESTIGATION AND WE'RE SEARCHING FOR FACTS, CONDITIONS AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE ON SCENE EVIDENCE THAT WE FIND.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Cox/Air Safety Investigator;]
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[OUT Q=evidence that we find.]
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[VO-NAT SOT]


Investigators will file a report once they complete the on- site investigation, but it will likely be several months before the N-T-S-B rules on the probable cause of the crash.
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[81-Traffic]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-23 1:00:42]
[GRAPHIC=I-81 ACCIDENTS]


The holiday weekend was off to a bumpy start early for Interstate 81 drivers this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Roanoke County rescue units and state police were called out on three accidents within an hour, between Dixie Caverns and Hanging Rock.
Two were in the northbound lanes; one on the southbound side.
The worst backup was northbound, around Dixie Caverns.
State police say traffic is now running smoothly and there were no serious injuries.
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[N-Ireland]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Negotiations on a new protestant catholic government for Northern Ireland have failed.
But the British and Irish prime ministers have come up with an alternate plan- Richard Roth reports.
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[IN Q=Marathon talks]
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[OUT Q=cbs News, London.]

(( MARATHON TALKS BETWEEN RIVAL POLITICIANS COULDN'T PRODUCE AN AGREEMENT, SO TONIGHT THE BRITISH AND IRISH GOVERNMENTS IMPOSED A PLAN -- TO SET UP A JOINT PROTESTANT-CATHOLIC GOVERNMENT IN NORTHERN IRELAND THIS MONTH, AND GRANT IT POWERS TO GOVERN THE PROVINCE. TONY BLAIR: it is the most historic opportunity for peace this land has known for years and years and years.

BUT THE PLAN REQUIRES GUNS BE TURNED OVER ONCE THE GOVERNMENT'S FORMED: SO-CALLED "DE-COMMISSIONING" OF IRISH REPUBLIC ARMY WEAPONS MUST BEGIN WITHIN DAYS. SELF-GOVERNMENT WILL BE SCRAPPED IF THERE'S NO DISARMAMENT. AND THERE'S ANOTHER CATCH.
THE POWERFUL LEADER OF NORTHERN IRELAND'S PROTESTANTS HAS ALWAYS SAID THE GUNS HAVE TO GO BEFORE A GOVERNMENT IS FORMED. DAVID TRIMBLE/ ULSTER UNIONIST PARTY: we have to say that these proposals are in a sense fundamentally unfair. they're unfair in that they equate demopcrats with terrorists and treat them as if they were the same.

(see gerry adams and politicians milling)

NARR: WITHOUT SUPPORT OF BOTH SIDES NORTHERN IRELAND NOW HAS A PEACE PROCESS THAT'S STILL ALIVE, BUT NOT OUT OF DANGER. Richard Roth, CBS News, London.))

[Eagle]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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The Symbol of American Freedom is soaring off the endangered species list-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC]


Today the Bald Eagle was pronounced endangered no more.
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[SOT 14:48:10]
[IN Q=It's hard]

((IT'S HARD TO THINK OF A BETTER WAY TO CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF A NATION TO CELEBRATE THE REBIRTH OF OUR NATIONAL SYMBOL.))
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[OUT Q=NATIONAL SYMBOL.]
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The Eagle was first placed on the list in 1967 - thanks in large part to the pesticide DDT- blamed for killing all but 400 of the birds in the lower 48 states.
Now wildlife officials have counted 6-thousand- but the eagle will still be protected.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=we're going]

((JOHN FLICKER/AUDOBON SOCIETY: WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE WATCHING THIS BIRD VERY CAREFULLY, MONITORING ITS NUMBERS AND MAKING SURE THAT IT STAYS PROTECTED AND THE POPULATION CONTINUES TO GROW.))
[SUPER=01-John Flicker/Audobon Society;]
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[OUT Q=continues to grow]
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[vo-nat]
And wildlife officials say they'll work to make sure the national symbol continues to soar.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still to come...
The best selling author of the Godfather books passes away-
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[VO-NAT]


while the author of best selling criminal mysteries now puts her pen to a check-- We'll tell you how the cash will help Virginia.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[OUT Q=big 7.]

((Hey guys - Mike Stevens back here in the News 7 sports office getting the Holiday weekend started with some news concerning Jim Druckenmiller, Dr. J, Doug Day - and some nighttime racing at Daytona. It's all coming up in a couple of minutes right here on the Big 7..))
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[Forensic-Institute]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-15 1:25:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Fiction and philanthopy merged today into what may be the world's first working forensic science institute.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Best-selling mystery novelist Patricia Cornwell handed over a 1-point-5 million dollar check to Virginia.
She's already incorporated the concept into her newest Kay Scarpetta book -- due out next month.
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[SOT 11:07:21]
[IN Q=My office]

((PATRICIA CORNWELL/MYSTERY NOVELIST: MY OFFICE AND MORGUE SHARED SPACE WITH THE LABS AND THE RECENTLY ESTABLISHED VIRGINIA INSTITUTE FOR FORENSIC SCIENCE AND MEDICINE, WHICH WAS THE FIRST TRAINING ACADEMY IN THE COUNTRY IF NOT THE WORLD. I EVEN HAD A CHOICE PARKING PLACE-- BUT I WON'T GO ON. laughter))
[SUPER=01-Patricia Cornwell/Mystery Novelist;]
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[OUT Q=laughter.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Scarpetta character is modelled after Virginia medical examiner Marcella Fierro.
She and Cornwell pal Orrin Hatch will sit on the institute's board.
Hatch came to Richmond with Cornwell just a day after kicking off his campaign for the Presidency.
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[Dems-Trash]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-14 1:59:46]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Trash Imports]


Two federal courts stopped Virginia's new laws to limit out-of-state trash from taking effect this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Now, the Virginia Democratic Party is pointing out who could help solve the problem.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/November 1995;]


Richmond Republican Congressman Tom Bliley chairs the Commerce Committee that has bottled up federal anti-trash bills on Capitol Hill.
He's also a friend and close political ally of Governor Jim Gilmore's.
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[SOT 10:14:18]
[IN Q=And I know]

((DEL. KEN PLUM/VIRGINIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY: AND I KNOW THAT WHILE WE'LL SPEND A LOT OF TIME AND A LOT OF MONEY APPEALING THE COURT DECISIONS, THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS, WE'RE NOT GONNA HAVE ANY SUCCESS IN THAT REGARD. IT'S GONNA TAKE CONGRESSIONAL ACTION.))
[sot second question to gilmore :43 ]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WELL, CONGRESSMAN BLILEY...WORK OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Ken Plum/Virginia Democratic Party; :00 ]
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[OUT Q=work out.]
[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=hold]


Virginia currently ranks number two in the nation for importing out-of-state trash.

[Boty-Store]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-17 1:17:17]
[GRAPHIC=Boty Co Rezoning Battle]


Botetourt County residents say they may sue their elected supervisors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


That's because the board of supervisors rezoned this farmland in Fincastle for a convenience store.
Local residents say this spot right off Exit 156 on the Interstate is already dangerous -- an eighteen year old man died here last year.
And they don't want another Exit 150 in Cloverdale -- heavily developed.
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[SOT 10:06:36]
[IN Q=For the last]

((DAVID OSBORNE/FARMER: FOR THE LAST EXISTING EXIT TO BE COMMERCIALIZED, I THINK IS A SHAME.))
[SUPER=01-David Osborne/Farmer;]
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[OUT Q=IS A SHAME]
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[VO-NAT]


Opponents say they'll decide Tuesday night whether to sue their county supervisors.
Bill Loope is one of four who voted FOR the store.
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[SOT 13:04:15]
[IN Q=It's just a matter]

((BILL LOOPE/CO. SUPERVISOR: IT'S JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE EVERY EXIT IS DEVELOPED. I DON'T SEE THIS DEVELOPING TO THE LEVEL 150 IS.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Loope/Co. Supervisor;]
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[OUT Q=to the level 150 is]
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[VO-NAT]


Loope says the prospect of a lawsuit does not worry him.
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[Puzo]


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


Best selling author Mario Puzo has died-
He is the creator of the Corleone mob- featured in the novel- the Godfather.
His work was later made into an Oscar winning movie.
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[SOT 20:06:14]
[IN Q=You spend]

((YOU SPEND... A REAL MAN.))
[SUPER=04-Paramount Pictures;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=a real man.]
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[VO-NAT]


Puzo had just completed his latest book-
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[anchor=Jean]
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He apparently died of a heart attack.
Mario Puzo was 78.

[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still to come on News 7 - record-breaking sandcastles....
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[VO-NAT]

and a mummy on the streets of the Star City.
Stick around.
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[L'burg-Chase]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NONE]
[GRAPHIC=POLICE CHASE]


A police chase through Forrest tonight leaves one driver facing a charge of attempted malicious wounding.
A deputy tried to pull over a car traveling on Route 221-because it apparently had expired tags.
The car didn't stop- instead the driver led police on a chase...that ended at Lake Vista after a police car was rammed.
Three people were in the suspect vehicle-2 jumped in the lake and tried to escape from authorities...But all three were taken into custody.
Police are trying to determine the contents in a brown bag thrown out of the car before the chase ended.


[Kiser]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-19 56:24]
[GRAPHIC=nONE]


He's been sitting on the bench for more than 17 years.
But today, U-S District Judge Jackson Kiser earned a spot on the wall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Kiser's portrait was unveiled in Danville this afternoon.
It will hang there in the federal courtroom.
The portrait celebrates Kiser's 47 years in the legal profession.
He was appointed to the bench by Ronald Regan in 1982.
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[SOT 1:45:09 - :22]
[IN Q=We've had several portraits of]
[SUPER=01-Glen Conrad/U.S. Magistrate Judge;]

((GLEN CONRAD/U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE: WE'VE HAD SEVERAL PORTRAITS UNVEILED OF DISTRICT JUDGES HERE IN THE WESTERN DISTRICT, BUT OF COURSE, JUDGE KISER IS THE FIRST SITTING JUDGE IN DANVILLE IN THE HISTORY OF THE DISTRICT, SO HIS IS THE ONLY ONE THAT WILL HANG IN THIS COURTROOM. ))
[OUT Q= one that will hang in this courtroom.]
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[VO-NAT]


Kiser may be best known for his ruling allowing V-M-I to exclude women, which was later overturned by the Supreme Court.
As for his portrait, Kiser ruled it a flattering likeness.
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[Mummy]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-33 3:42]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


A mummy took to the streets of downtown Roanoke today.
Well... sort of.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Science Museum of Western Virginia dressed someone as a mummy and invited people to a showing of "Mysteries of Egypt."
The film will be the first feature shown at the musem in the IMAX wide-screen format.
The show opens tomorrow, and runs through Labor Day.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=136-3 6 4/6 9 7 7/11 19 22 32 34/6 26 39 40 47/8]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
3-6-4

(three, six, four)


Pick 4:
6-9-7-7

(six, nine, seven, seven)


Cash 5:
11-19-22-32-34

(eleven, nineteen, twenty-two, thirty-two, thirty-four)


The Big Game:
6-26-39-40-47. Big Money Ball: 8

(six, twenty-six, thirty-nine, forty, fourty-seven. Big Money

Ball: eight)
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA; :00]


As if Jim Druckenmiller's upcoming trial on a rape charge wasn't bad enough, last night the 49ers signed another quarterback to make his life miserable at work.
Back in February the Niners inked Jeff Garcia, a Canadian football League veteran, and last night they sign Steve Stenstron, who played under 49er general manager Bill Walsh at Stanford. To make matters worse, a recent column in the San Francisco Examiner called Druck the worst player in 49ers' history.
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((BYE BYE))


[S-Orioles]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-44]
[GRAPHIC=O'S YANKS]


The New York Yankees beat the back tracking Baltimore Orioles last night 2-to-1 at Yankee Stadium. The O's have now lost 9 in a row.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/O's vs. Yankees; :00]


And when things are going bad, they get worse. Derek Jeter hits a shot into the right field corner, Albert Belle runs the ball down and with a great effort appears to make the catch. But on a closer look you can see he trapped it against the wall.
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati,OH/Reds-MLB;]


Elsewhere last night, Ferrum grad Billy Wagner got his 19th save of the season as the Astros beat the Reds 7-ro-5 to end Cincinnati's 12 game winning streak.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/Mets-MLB;]


In New York, the Mets hosted the Braves hoping to show Atlanta they belong in their league. Instead the Mets all got stiff necks as Chipper Jones hit two homers. The Braves win 16-to-nothing
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/Cards-MLB;]


The Cardinals are hosting the Diamondbacks last night, and Mark McGwire is back in the groove. Already last night he has hit his (2) two run homers up up his seasonal total to 25. Both came off Brian Anderson and both drove in JD Drew,.
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-31]
[GRAPHIC=PEPSI 400]


The Starting grid for tonight's Pepsi 400 is all set, and a number of big names including Kyle Petty, Terry Labonte and Rick Mast had to rely on provisionals just to get in the race.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/Last Night; :00]


Rich Bickle stood on his first round qualifying speed from Thursday night to become the second round quailfying leader. He will start 26th in his Pontiac after posting a speed of 191 point 416 miles an hour.
Here's a look at starting spots 26-through-43
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[SUPER=0107-26. Rich Bickle/191.416/27. David Green//28. Kenny Wallace//29. Elliott Sadler//30. Ricky Craven//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Loy Allen//32. Ernie Irvan//33. Johnny Benson//34. Brett Bodine//35. Darrell Waltrip//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Ken Schrader//37. Jeff Burton/Prov/38. Terry Labonte/Prov/39. Kyle Petty/Prov/40. Kevin Lepage/Prov/;]


[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Rick Mast/Prov/42. Ted Musgrave/Prov/43. Steve Park/Prov/;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=...last driver."]
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[talent=mike]
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Derrike Cope, Hut Stricklin, Ken Bouchard, Robert Pressley, and Stanton Barrett all failed to make the race.







[S-Daytona]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-38 11926tc]
[GRAPHIC=PEPSI 400]


Your Hometown Station will be home to this first ever primetime NASCAR broadcast on a major network as CBS sports presents the Pepsi 400 from Daytona at 8 last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/Last Night; :00]


Joe Nemecheck will have the honors of starting on the poel position, while Jeff Gordon will be after this fourth win in ths last 8 events at Daytona.
CBS Race analyst Buddy Baker says he never imagined racing at Daytona would ever get this big.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="There was no way...]
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The Craftsman truck series is in Milwaukee this weekend. Yesterday in qualifying Greg Biffle won the pole, while Stacy Compton, "Mr. Consistency" qualified a solid fourth in his Dodge.
Jimmy Hensley will start 20th in the Diehard 200 today.
You can watch that race at 2:30 this afternoon right here on WDBJ-7. ((BYE BYE))


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The Virginia State Amateur golf championship at the Boonsboro Country Club is now down to the final two players.
Yesterday the field was chopped down from the elite 8, the championship pair.
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And Fieldale's Keith Decker has made it through to play in today's 36 hole final. He won two matches yesterday beating Knox Milligan and high school Ryan Stinnett. He beat Stinnett one-up.
Decker, who has won the event twice, will play Steve Marino for the title today.
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Matt Mankin was beaten yesterday by medalist Faber Jamerson, who eventually ost to Marino. Today's matches begin at 8am and Noon.

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Alexandra Stevenson accomplished a rare double today by making Wimbledon history and tablois headlines.
Today she became the first women's qualifier to make the singles semi-finals, and
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Basketball half of famer Julius Irving admitted today that he is the father of this 18 year old tennis phenom.
Doctor J acknowledged that he had a relationship with the girls' mother in 1980. He says his wife and all of his children are aware of the situation, and that he has been supporting her financially since birth.
Julius says he has met the girl only once.
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Sampras, Rafter, Henman and Agassi have reached the men's final four.

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Still to come tonight we'll continue checking on some of the area's summer camps
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As we drop in on a former Radford Highlander who used to shoot the "Day" lights out of the hoop.
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Tiki and Ronde Barber weren't the only former area high school greats holding court with a camp this week.
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In Christiansburg at the Rec Center, Doug Days basketball camp concluded with the traditional championship games for the campers as well as rewards for those who excelled at the camp.
Day and his counselors schooled 108 campers this year on basketball and life skills.
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Since the beginning several years ago, The camp has grown especially for the young ladies in the area.
And that growth is not a surprise to former Virginia Tech guard Lisa Witherspoon who led the Hokies to the N-C-A-A sweet 16 this past season.
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If your family's heading to the beach this weekend, you may be building sandcastles.
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But it will be hard to top the one in tonight's VIdeo of the Day -
Some artists in Holland built a sand sculpture big enough to make the Guiness Book of World Records.
It stands 56 feet high and 230 feet wide and represents Greek gods.
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