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Coming up-
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Flames fill the sky in Atlanta- lightning is the culprit-
Starting tomorrow mandatory water restrictions go into effect in Roanoke.
The mystery of the Beale Treasure makes it on TV overseas-
And a little ditty from tonight's John Cougar Mellancamp concert.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next. [Open]
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[Drug-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It's called Operation Street Sweeper... And because of it - 30 people have been arrested on drug charges in Roanoke tonight.
40 others have charges pending against them... And arrests are continuing through the night.
The arrests started at 5 this evening - the culmination of an undercover operation that started in December - to reduce the amount of drugs on Roanoke city streets.
The majority of indictments involve crack cocaine, but some involve L-S-D, marijuana and weapons charges.

[City-Water]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-15 1:30:42]
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Roanoke's water woes are about to get real.
Tomorrow morning the city is expected to announce mandatory restrictions on water use.
Scott Goldberg tells us what it means for city residents.
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(( Simmering underneath a summer heat wave ...
Standing nearly 24-feet below full pond ...
Roanoke's main water reservoir is an inch away from forcing mandatory restrictions on city residents.
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((QUICK!!! NAT OF SPRAYING WATER AT CAR WASH.))
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Like others, Stacy Odonits has been watching Carvins Cove drop, but ...
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((STACY ODONITS: IF YOU HAVE A DIRTY CAR PEOPLE LOOK AT THAT. YOU DON'T WANT TO GO DOWN THE ROAD WITH A DIRTY CAR.))
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When the restrictions kick in, Stacy will be able to keep washing her ride ... as long as it's at a commerical car wash.
Washing cars at home will be banned.
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((QUICK NAT OF SPRINKLING FLOWERS))
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Watering your lawn or plants will be banned, too ...
Unless you own a greenhouse.
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((TOM MONROE: THERE'S NOT CUTTING BACK.))
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Tom Monroe needs water to sustain his plants AND his business.
But he is paying a price.
Roanoke recently hiked taxes on greenhouses owners, hoping they'd use less water.
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[SOT 1:34:59]
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((TOM MONROE: WE'LL JUST HAVE TO PASS THE PRICE, THE EXTRA COST, ONTO THE CONSUMERS.))
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The Roanoke Country Club also finds itself in a rough.
Its manager has said he won't be able to water his course.
Brown greens could put him out of business.
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((SCOTT GOLDBERG: THE CITY HAS NOT YET SAID HOW IT WILL ENFORCE THESE RESTRICTIONS OR HOW STEEP THE PENALTY WILL GET FOR IGNORING THEM. FOR NOW, WATER ABUSERS WILL GET A WARNING. REPEAT OFFENDERS COULD FACE FINES AS LONG AS THE CITY'S WATER SUPPLY KEEPS DWINDLING. SCOTT GOLDBERG, NEWS-7. ))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jda]
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While mandatory water restrictions are imminent, Roanoke Mayor David Bowers is also making long- range recommendations.
Today in his state of the city address, Bowers said Roanoke should take steps to expand the city's water supply.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
Bowers says the city should drill additional wells as an emergency back-up to the city's other sources of water, [REVEAL NEXT LINE] divert effluent from the water treatment plant into the reservoir, [REVEAL NEXT LINE] increase the capacity of Carvins Cove, [REVEAL NEXT LINE] and move quickly to interconnect the water supplies in the Roanoke Valley.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the weather office[WX1] [11:00pm] [07/06/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Heat]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-16 1:46:57]
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Power companies have some tips to save money on air conditioning.
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In this record heat people are either at the pool or running their air conditioning full blast.
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((ARE YOU STAYING COOL TODAY, YES I AM DO YO HAVE THE AIRCONDITIONER ON, YES GOOD.))
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[VO-NAT]

In fact Sears in Roanoke sold out of units. To save money on your bill A-E-P suggests using fans, cleaning filters, and closing your curtains. Of course some people tough it out instead.
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((I EXERCISE RAIN OR SHINE...WANT TO BE OUT HERE))
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[VO-NAT]

Neither A-E-P nor Virginia Power expect power outages.
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[Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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Southside residents may be wilting from the heat, but many tobacco farmers there are perking up.
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Farmers in Pittsylvania County say their tobacco crops are flourishing in the heat and humidity.
In fact, some growers say the dry weather last month, combined with the hot, humid weather this week, has put this year's crop ahead of previous ones.
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[IN Q=It's amazing. It's ahead.]

((HANK MAXEY, JR./TOBACCO FARMER: IT'S AMAZING. IT'S AHEAD AT THIS STAGE, BUT IF THE TEMPERATURE STAYS AT 100, AND WE DON'T GET ANY MOISTURE, IT'S PROBABLY GOING TO STAY RIGHT WHERE IT'S AT UNTIL WE DO.))
[SUPER=01-Hank Maxey, Jr/Tobacco Farmer]
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[OUT Q=right where it's at until we do.]
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[VO-NAT]


Extension agents estimate about 80 percent of the county's farmers have irrigated to keep plants on track.
But those who haven't irrigated their fields are ALSO doing well.
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[Lightning]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Severe thunderstorms hit Atlanta tonight-
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[vo-nat]
[super=03-Atlanta, GA;]

Lightning struck several times- hitting an apartment complex- and starting a huge fire.
Fire officials say at least 30 units were destroyed at the Post Terrace Apartments.
No one was hurt-
Lightning is blamed for several fires in Atlanta today.
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[Lee-Mural]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
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They took on a tough task.
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[VO-NAT]
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And today, some of the members of Richmond's Floodwall Advisory Panel met with the public to explain themselves.
In the wake of the controversy over a Robert E. Lee mural, they've now recommended 34 images to represent Richmond history - they'll be on display all this week.
The murals the advisory panel is now recommending include new black figures: like civil rights attorney Spottswood Robinson, and newspaper publisher John Mitchell, who organized a streetcar boycott.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=equ]
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You'll need more than just your name and a kind word for your precinct captain to vote this fall in ten Virginia localities.
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This November, the state will try pilot voter I-D programs.
Roanoke city, Bedford County, and Henry County are among the ten.
Voters there will need to bring any pre-printed ID with their name and signature, name and address, or name and photo.
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[TALENT=Jean]
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The new law is NOT without controversy.
It was opposed by black lawmakers who say it's reminiscent of the days when Jim Crow laws barred black Virginians from voting.

[Beale-Treasure]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-22 1:18:57]
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The legend of Bedford County's Beale Treasure is about to spread across the ocean.
A British film crew will be in town this week.
Tonight, Eric Earnhart takes us to the casting call.
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Luke Campbell is looking for Thomas J. Beale. The British director is casting a feature for the BBC program "Mystery"... hoping to find, in Bedford, something more interesting then your run-of-the mill psychic or UFO.

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[IN Q=we like myst]

((LUKE CAMPBELL/DIRECTOR; WE LIKE MYSTERIES THAT HAVE GOT SOME REAL SUBSTANCE AND GENUINE SUSPENSE AND TENSION AND FROM BEING HERE A FEW DAYS AND MAKING INQUIRIES AND MEETING PEOPLE IT SEEMS THAT THE BEALE TREASURE IS AN GENUINE UNSOLVED MYSTERY. ))
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The re-creation will include the late Mel Fisher's muddy excavation in Bedford County in 1989.
The crew was very interested in these ten year old News 7 reports on the expedition.
[02:01:21] "That's his daughter"

That's the part aspiring actress Jessica Routon was reading for.

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[IN Q=my family]

(( JESSICA ROUTON/ACTRESS; MY FAMILY ACTUALLY TRIED LOOKING FOR THIS TREASURE BEFORE AND I LIKE ACTING SO I'VE TAKEN A COUPLE OF DRAMA CLASSES IN SCHOOL AND THOUGHT, WHY NOT AUDITION? ))
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Though excited by the story, Campbell says he hasn't been bitten by the treasure bug himself, though he felt a twinge while visiting with a local expert.

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[IN Q=he was showing]

(( LUKE CAMPBELL/DIRECTOR; HE WAS SHOWING ME THE PLACE WHERE HE THINK'S ITS BURIED AND YOU CAN'T HELP BUT FEEL A LITTLE BIT LIKE, WELL, WHY DON'T WE START DIGGING IT, MAYBE WE'LL FIND IT. ))
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[standup] [02:14:55] They are searching for one thing, they haven't been able to find an iron strong box, similar to the one Beale locked his codes away in... if you have one, you still have a chance to play a part in this production. In Bedford, Eric Earnhart, News 7.
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Authorities at Sea World in Orlando are investigating the unusual death of a tourist...
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[VO-NAT]


Coming up, a man was found dead in a killer whale tank.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks Mike Stevens in the News 7 sports office with a new contract on the way for Cal, a new fullback on the way for the Redskins, a new playing field for some overheated Lacrosse players, a new video game for motocross fans, and new hope for those over 50. Details are on the way in a few minutes here on the Big 7.))
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[Whale-Death]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Sea World in Orlando is investigating the death of a tourist-
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[VO-NAT]
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after a man's body turns up in the killer whale tank.
A security guard found the naked body of a 27-year old man in the tank of the killer whale Tillikum-
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((HE WAS NUDE. HE WAS ACTUALLY DANGLING OVER THE BACK OF THE KILLDER WHALE.))
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[Vo-Nat]
Authorities think the man hid in the park until closing time- then undressed and got into the tank with the killer whale.
It's not known how the man died but park workers say the killer whale is aggressive.
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((VICK ABBEY/SEA WORLD GENERAL MANAGER: KILLER WHALES ARE WILD ANIMALS. THEY'RE BIG ANIMALS. KILLER WHALES SHOW AGGRESSIVE ACTIVITY. THIS PARTICULAR ANIMAL IS NOT AN ANIMAL THAT ARE OWN TRAINERS INTERACT WITH.))
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There were no obvious signs of trauma to the man's body.
Authorities say the man either drowned or died from hypothermia in the tanks 50 degree water. An autopsy is being done.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[SUPER=03-Victoria, British Columbia/1991;]


Word tonight that the whale at the Orlando Sea World, was involved in a death in British Columbia eight years ago.
The 11-thousand pound male is the largest orca in captivity. He is used for breeding and is not trained to perform.

Eight years ago Tillikum was one of three killer whales that killed a trainer. The whale was moved to Orlando in 1992.
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[Smith]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Police say the man who went on a drive by shooting spree and then killed himself- bought the weapons illegally.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Peoria, IL;]


Benjamin Smith was turned down at this gun shop in Peoria Illinois, but he managed to buy two guns from an illegal dealer later.
Today a TV interview that Smith did on public TV last fall was made public-
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((BENJAMIN SMITH/WTIU- TV: PEOPLE CALL OUR LITERATURE HATE LITERATURE ALL IT REALLY IS IS TRUTH REFECTING ON MINORITIES NEGATIVELY IT'S THE FACTS YOU CAN'T ARGUE WITH THE FACTS.))
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[VO-NAT]


Smith had recently joined the World church of the creator- a white supremacist group.
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[Hillary]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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Many people in New York state live closer to West Virginia- than to New York City-
So if Hillary Clinton wants upstate New York points she'll have to remember there is more to New York than skyscrapers and subways.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Hillary today took another step toward a run for senate in New York- filing papers to form an exploratory committee-
Tomorrow she'll kick off a statewide tour.
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((HOWARD /COMMITTEE SPOKESPERSON: HILLARY IS EAGER TO BEGIN THIS TOUR AND LOOKS FORWARD TO LISTENING TO NEW YORKERS ACROSS THE STATE.))
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And she'll have a lot of listening to do- Some in Western New York State are calling Hillary a carpetbagger- saying she's a politician who doesn't know anything about New York State-
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Baby boomers are becoming known by another name - the sandwich generation.
Coming up - a look at how some local people deal with the juggling act - caring for kids AND parents.
Plus...
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A little ditty]
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[OUT Q=about Jack and Diane.]
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[VO-NAT]


From old favorites to new tunes, John Mellancamp rocks the stage at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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[lotto]
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[Sandwich-Generation]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It's the generation that protested the Vietnam War and watched the assasination of President Kennedy....
But now it seems many baby boomers are facing their biggest challenge yet... balancing a multi-generational family life with career.
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[TAKE SANDWICH GENERATION]
This week, Kimberly McBroom has a series of reports on those born between 19-46 and 19-64, dubbed the "Sandwich Generation." [*ANCHOR TAG*]
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(( 36- year-old Tina Thomas says she sometimes feels overwhelmed....
After a 12- hour work day as a grocery store manager, Thomas goes home to her OTHER occupation...taking care of her 77-year- old mother suffering from Alzheimer's Disease.
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((PUT ANOTHER BLANKET ON HERE. YOU COLD? YEAH. OKAY, I'LL TURN THE AIR ON FOR YOU.)) [RUNS:06]
Thomas is also a single mom to 12- year- old Tiffany...and there's a mentally handicapped brother for whom she's reponsible.
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[SOT TAPE 2 13:44:59 Please add some store B-roll here]

((TIINA THOMAS: IT'S PRETTY NEW TO ME, AS FAR AS ALL THE RESPONSIBILITY, I'VE HAD TO DEAL WITH RIGHT NOW. AND ALSO, BEING THE MANAGER OF A STORE, YOU KNOW, THE HOURS THERE ARE CONSUMING. PLUS, I COME HOME AND HAVE TO MAKE SURE SHE'S OKAY AND TAKEN CARE OF.)) [RUNS:16]
While Thomas says she regrets not spending as much quality time with her daughter as she'd like...Tiffany says she doesn't mind skipping a trip to the shopping mall, if it helps her mother.
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[SOT stand up tape 10:52:00 ]

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: THOMAS IS AMONG THE YOUNGEST OF THE BABY BOOMERS....BUT HER FAMILY SITUATION IS BECOMING MORE TYPICAL FOR OTHERS IN THE SANDWICH GENERATION...WHICH MAKES UP 30- PERCENT OF VIRGINIA'S POPULATION.)) [RUNS:11]
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[SOT 10:08:36 tape 1]

((JAN RAMSEY/LICENSED GERONTOLOGY COUNSELOR: THIS IS THE TIME WHEN MANY PEOPLE IN THEIR 50S ARE BEGINNING TO EXPERIENCE OLDER PARENTS WITH HEALTH PROBLEMS, IF THEIR PARENTS ARE STILL LIVING, AND THEY'RE ALSO PARENTING.)) [RUNS:16]
Thomas takes it one day at a time...saying the happy times with her mother far outweigh the difficult.
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[SOT tape 2 13:54:36]

((TINA THOMAS: WE'VE ALWAYS BEEN REAL CLOSE, AND AS LONG AS SHE'S TAKEN CARE OF, THEN I FEEL GOOD. YEAH.)) [RUNS:06]
Thomas says she feels certain that her daughter will someday do the same for HER when the time comes.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
[TALENT=Jean]
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Coming up tomorrow, we'll find out where baby boomer parents are getting help striking a balance between their work and family lives.








[Mellencamp]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=chr]
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He brought small town America to rock and roll.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Tonight John Mellencamp brought rock and roll to the Star City.
Mellencamp made a stop at the Roanoke Civic Center as part of his Rural Electrification Tour.
He's known for hits such as Small Town, Pink Houses - and the old favorite that brought down the house.
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[OUT Q=a football star.]
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[vo-nat]
John Mellencamp has sold more that 25-million records in the U-S and has been nominated for eleven Grammys.
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Big league history from Chicago, a new deal for Cal, another win for the Roanoke Jaguars, big news from Redskins' Park, and we'll meet a highly successful 51 year old body builder.
But first in tonight's Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]


The people at EA sports are celebrating Supercross' 25th anniversary with a new video, "Supercross 2000".
The game is not ready to be released at this time, but the production is well underway the stunts they are duplicating are very real.
I think you'll agree it's much safer to play this game, than pose for it.
Now the scores.
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[S-WNBA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Sheryl Swoopes is the leading vote getting amongst fans for the first ever WNBA all-star game which will be played next Wednesday night.
Chamique Holdsclaw was voted a starter for the east, while Dawn Staley will likely be a reserve.
Houston and Washington were both winners in the league tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/SportsChanel-Sox;:00]


In the big leagues, a little history was made in Chicago tonight as the Whitesox Chris Singleton became the fourth player in team history to hit for the cycle.
He singled in the first, doubled in the fifth, homered in the seventh, and got the most difficult triple in the fourth.
The last White Sox player to do this was Carlton Fisk.
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[S-AAU]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Roanoke Jaguars 15-and-under AAU team led by J.J. Redick has advanced to the championship bracket at the national tournament in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Jaguars beat Chicago Central 64-to-63 today.
Tomorrow morning the team will take on Detroit at 11:30.


[S-Cal]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Baltimore Orioles haven't lived up to expectations again this season, but Cal Junior is doing is part to keep the ship afloat.
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Ripken is batting 310 with 11 homers as he prepares for his 17th all-star game.
Tonight, the Baltimore Sun is reporting that the O's will pick up the option on his contract and bring him back next season paying him $6 point 3 million dollars.
He is just 5 homers shy of 400 for his career.
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Two members of the 1999 Glenvar high school softball team have earned Group A all-state honors.
Kelli Julg makes the first team as an infielder. She batted 400 and made just one error all season.
Julior Hallie East makes the second team as a pitcher. She struck out `123 batters and had an ERA of zero point 53.

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Reports out of Washington tonight say that Redskins General Manager Charley Casserly will be fired at week's end.

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Casserly was named the team's GM in 1989 when Bobby Beathard left the team. He has been a fixture with the club for more than 2 decades, working various jobs within the organization since 1977.
New owner Daniel Snyder plans to give more of the personnel decisional making duties to head coach Norv Turner who is under contract through 2001.
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[WIPE TO ENG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
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Today the Skins signed former Pro Bowl fullback Larry Centers to a one year contract that will pay him a total of $700 thousand dollars.
Centers has started 58 NFL games, including 12 last season.
Arizona recently cut him, but if you've followed the Skins, you know they have needed a quality fullback.
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The Roanoke College lacrosse camp is finding it a little uncomfortable in the cage.
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Temperature gauges on the fields have gone above the 100 degree mark, forcing the nearly 200 campers to go inside the Bast Center.
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The campers are also keeping cool in the pool and taking in plenty of fluids this week.
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Still to come tonight, Steve Mason will take us inside the
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Roanoke YMCA and meet a 51 year with a bad back.
But there is much more to this story. Stay with us.
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You may not know who Tom Shrader is, but after Steve Mason introduces you to this 51 year old body builder, who will respect him.
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((Seven days a week, Tom Shrader visits the downtown YMCA to lift weights. Amazing, considering a bulging disk in his back and a deteriorating hip make simple movements like walking painful. ((:)) Two weeks ago, he placed sixth in the Masters Mr. America, the AAU national Championships in the 50 to 59 year old age group. Part of his secret is thinking like a champion, especially when it comes to his injuries. ((:))
Shrader trains with Dawn Triplett, who, at 34, is 17 years younger. ((:)) When most people his age are thinking about retiring, Shrader is just getting started and like the ever ready bunny....he plans to keep going and going. ((:))
Shrader's next competition is in a couple of weeks, Steve Mason, news 7 sports.))

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And finally tonight, for some children it's a dream to wallow in the mud and get as dirty as you want...
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and kids in Michigan got to do just that today...
Today is Mud Day and it's an annual tradition in the Detroit area.
The folks at this park turned the fields into a huge mosh pit, then invited local children to get down and dirty.

Even a few so-called grown ups joined in on the muddy fun.
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