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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]


It's been talked about for weeks- Today mandatory water restrictions go into effect in Roanoke.
250 new jobs are coming to Southside-
A local woman wins cash by calling in the Regin and Kathy Lee show.
Plus this years annual running of the bulls-
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next

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[City-Water]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-24 53:12]
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After weeks of voluntary water conservation, Roanokers now face mandatory restrictions. The city is asking water customers to cut their consumption by 20 percent.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove]


The morning measurement at Carvins Cove put the water level at 24 feet below the spillway. That's the point at which city council authorized mandatory restrictions on the non-essential use of water.
At a news conference, city officials appealed to residents to take the latest measures seriously.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=If we keep]

((IF WE KEEP USING WATER AT THE LEVEL WE'VE BEEN USING IT. IF WE KEEP WATERING OUR LAWNS. IF WE KEEP DOING THESE NON-ESSENTIAL THINGS WITH WATER, THEN WE CANNOT MAKE IT UNTIL THE WINTER TIME WHEN IT NORMALLY REFILLS THE COVE.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Ritchie/Acting City Manager]
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[OUT Q=when it refills the cove.]
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[VO-NAT]


Water conservation officers will soon be patrolling the city, and issuing warnings to any violators.
Civil penalties and charges for excessive use of water will come later, if the level of Carvins Cove drops to 30 feet below the spillway.
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[Take FS Graphic]
The conservation effort is called "Join the Wave to Save", and the city has set up a telephone hotline for questions and information.
It is 853-6621.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the weather office[WX1] [11:00pm] [07/07/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Compliance]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-26 29:28]
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A businessman who depends on water says these new rules could sink his profits.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Archie Hodges operates a power-washing business out of his home.
He said when the city put mandatory restrictions in place,
conservation-minded customers cancelled appointments.
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[SOT 1:12:05]
[IN Q=i understand]

((ARCHIE HODGES/HODGES PRESSURE CLEANING: I UNDERSTAND THE PEOPLE OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY WANT TO SAVE WATER AND I APPLAUD THEM FOR THAT. BUT THIS IS HOW I MAKE MY LIVING.))
[SUPER=01-Archie Hodges/Hodges Pressure Cleaning]
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[OUT Q=MAKE MY LIVING]
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[VO-NAT]


Hodges said he lost 15-hundred dollars in one day from cancelled appointments. [car wash video]
Commercial car washes, on the other hand, say they've been flooded with customers.
They're allowed to stay open even though city residents can't wash cars at home.
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[SOT 1:22:45]
[IN Q=we could]

((WALT LACY: WE COULD WAS 10-15 CARS WITH THE SAME AMOUNT OF WATER THEY COULD WASH ONE CAR WITH AT HOME.))
[SUPER=01-Walt Lacy/Southern Classic Auto Wash]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=AT HOME]
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[VO-NAT]


The city's mandatory restrictions on water use include loopholes for most businesses that rely on water.
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[Murder-Carroll]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A 15- year old Carroll County girl is charged with killing her grandfather.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co.; ]


Sheriff's investigators say the girl shot John Joseph Mesics with a 12-gauge shotgun in his bed shortly before midnight.
The girl lived with her grandparents at the end of this road in the Dugspur community.
Investigators say they don't know what led to the shooting but describe the girl as "troubled".
They say she's had brushes with the law in the past but that none involved violence.
The 15- year old is charged with first degree murder and the Commonwealth's attorney says he hopes to try her as adult.
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[Kids-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jmc]
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Most children are told playing with matches is dangerous. Today a five year old Raonoke boy learned that lesson the hard way-
The boy was severely burned when his shirt caught fire.
Police say he and a 6-year-old boy were playing with matches and a lighter in a vacant house on Nancy Drive.
The injured boy is being treated at UV-A medical center for second and third degree burns and is listed in serious condition.


[Tobacco-Trial]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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[anchor tag!!!]
It's the first class action lawsuit by smokers to make it to trial. Today a verdict- that could be tobacco's biggest courtroom loss ever.
Bernard Goldberg has more from Miami where a judge read the jury's decision.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL]
[SUPER=01-Bernard Goldberg/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=Miami.]

((Judge: bladder cancer? yes. cerebral vascular disease? yes.
It was the first class-action lawsuit by smokers ever to go to trial...and this is how it began...nine months ago...Stanley Rosenblatt--the lawyer representing an estimated 500,000 Florida smokers...

(SOT: the centers for disease control say this product...this cigarette

causes 400 thousand deaths each year)
The case came down to this: the allegation that cigarette companies not only knew that smoking was harmful...but that for decades they got together...they conspired...to hide that fact from smokers. The tobacco companies denied any conspiracy and argued that public knows that smoking is risky.

(SOT to come)


No money was awarded today...but the jurors will start hearing testimony from individual smokers...like Frank Amadeo... Bernard Goldberg, CBS News.))
[Talent=Jean]


The defeat could cost cigarette companies 200-billion dollars in Florida alone.


[Henry-Industry]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=599-8 30:25]
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Martinsville and Henry County residents got a special delivery from a mail order catalog company today...
Hundreds of new jobs for the area.
Marya Jones has the story.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]
[SUPER=01-Robert Rhudy/National Catalog Corporation;]
[SUPER=01-Sherry Ramsey/Patrick Henry Dev Council;]
[SUPER=01-Mark Crabtree/Martinsville Mayor;]
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[OUT Q=MJN7.]

[NAT SOUND CLAPPING 1:48:40] ((nat sound clapping))
It was another round of applause for the job market in Martinsville and Henry County.
250 new jobs courtesy of National Catalog Corporation.
Executives from the mail-order catalog company said Martinsville's workforce was just what the company ordered.
[SOT 2:04:03 - :21]

((ROBERT RHUDY/NATIONAL CATALOG CORP. EXECUTIVE VICE PRES.: IN THE REAL ESTATE WORLD, THEY SAY IT'S LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. WELL, CERTAINLY WITHIN OUR INDUSTRY, IT'S PEOPLE, PEOPLE, PEOPLE. THERE'S A GOOD AVAIL WORKFORCE HERE WHO HAS HAD TRAINING, WHO HAS THE SKILL SET.))
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The company expects to begin hiring workers as early as this week to help take phone orders for more than a dozen catalogs.
National Catalog Corporation will take over the old BB&T building at Patrick Henry Mall in August. They'll even take more than one-hundred of the workers there who are losing their jobs when BB&T shuts down.
[SOT]

((SHERRY RAMSEY/PATRICK HENRY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL: WE HAD THE PERFECT BUILDING THAT'S READY TO MOVE IN...A VERY NICE OFFICE ENVIRONMENT. 125 PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO BE LOSING THEIR JOBS AND CAN MOVE RIGHT INTO THIS. IT WAS GREAT. EVERYTHING JUST FELL INTO PLACE.))
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And something else that's falling into place: the city's new status as a draw for technology rather than manufacturing jobs.
[SOT 2:00:07 - :15]

((MARK CRABTREE/MARTINSVILLE MAYOR: WE HAVE HAD OUR CHALLENGES IN THE PAST, BUT WE'RE ON THE WAY BACK UP AND THIS PARTICULAR OPPORTUNITY IS GOING TO GIVE OUR CITIZENS A CHANCE TO WORK IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY IN A VERY NICE WORK ENVIRONMENT.))
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County officials say with this win, the job outlook is becoming even more picture-perfect. MJN7.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


The company says hourly wages will range from six-fifty to ten dollars an hour.
Company officials are interviewing workers Friday and Saturday at Clearview Elementary School.


[Power-Line]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A-E-P predicts a new transmission line will energize economies in the counties where it's built.
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[VO-NAT]

[*NO SUPER*]
The power company says it would pay more than a million dollars in property taxes to support a power line from Wyoming County, West Virginia, to Cloverdale.
Roanoke County would be a big winner, collecting 337-thousand dollars a year.
Montgomery County would get 225-thousand.
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[MAP of ROUTES]
If the line connects Wyoming and the Jackson's Ferry power station ... Wythe County would collect 237-thousand dollars in taxes.
Bland County would get 232-thousand dollars.
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[Regis-Winner]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-18 1:12:52]
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A Dublin woman proved it pays to watch daytime television and pays big.
Eric Earnhart has more.
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[IN Q=an early morning]
[SUPER=03-Dublin; :00]
[SUPER=01-Beth Copen/Contest Winner; :24]
[SUPER=07-Courtney Copen; :44]
[SUPER=01-Timothy Copen/Husband; :55]
[SUPER=07-Ian Copen; 1:12]
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[OUT Q=EE, News 7]


((An early morning phone call warned Beth Copen she was on the hotseat... chosen to tackle the Regis and Cathy Lee trivia question of the day...

[SOT 09:15:05]
[IN Q=]

((10 THOUSAND BUCKS BETH WHAT COMES TO MIND THAT YOU WOULD SPEND IT ON. BILLS HOPE YOU WATCHED THE SHOW YESTERDAY))
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[OUT Q=the show yesterday]



[SOT 02:30:09]
[IN Q=when they said yesterday]

((BETH COPEN/CONTEST WINNER; WHEN THEY SAID YESTERDAY'S SHOW I KNEW I HAD IT, CAUSE I HAD DEFINITLY WATCHED AND WATCHED CAREFULLY. ))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=watched carefully.]


And she KNEW when musician Kenny G got his saxaphone.

[SOT 09:15:55]
[IN Q=]

((I CAN TELL YOU BOTH HE'S HAD IT 25 YEARS AND HE GOT IT IN HIGH SCHOOL... YOU JUST WON TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS...
NATSOT CHEERING.))
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[OUT Q=]



And as the audience cheered... what was Beth doing?

[SOT 02:35:49]
[IN Q=she started running]

((COURTNEY COPEN; SHE STARTED RUNNING CLOSER AND CLOSER TO THE LIVING ROOM AND STARTED SCREAMING "YES" ))
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[OUT Q=screaming yes]



Beth's husband Timothy, was eating his words about contests.

[SOT 02:32:02]
[IN Q=I thought it was]

((TIMOTHY COPEN/HUSBAND; I THOUGHT IT WAS A WASTE OF TIME TO BE HONEST, A WASTE OF TIME AND OUR STAMP MONEY THAT WE COULD PUT ON BILLS THAT WE WERE PAYING.))
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[OUT Q=that we're paying]



Now some of those bills will be paid off a little sooner.

[SOT 02:31:34]
[IN Q=this was a rea answer]

((BETH COPEN/CONTEST WINNER; THIS WAS A REAL ANSWER TO PRAYER AND WE'RE VERY THANKFUL ))
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[OUT Q=very thankful]


3- year old Ian just knows everybody's happy

[SOT 02:36:15]
[IN Q=]

((IAN COPEN; IN WIN... MONEY!!))
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[OUT Q=money]



Eric Earnhart, News 7.))


[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]

Are you getting what you paid for when you buy a sport utility vehicle? Coming up we'll tell you what a new safety test is saying.
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[VO-NAT]

And you might be surprised to hear why this 89 year old woman is walking across southwest Texas.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[OUT Q=...BIG 7."]

((Hey folks Mike Stevens in the News 7 sports office with game one highlights from the Hillcats-Avalanche series. I'll have new of another bad break for Mark Martin, a broken record in the mile for this man in Rome, plus a photo finish at the Tour de Fracne and a preview of this weekend's NHRA thunder in Bristol coming up on the Big 7.))


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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The old saying goes- you get what you pay for-
That seems to be the case when it comes to sport utility vehicles and safety.
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[vo-nat]
The latest testing shows the Mercedes M-Class at the top of the list.
The Lexus RX also earned a best pick distniction.
You can see why- Watch how the frame stays in place even after the crash- protecting the people inside.
On the low end- the Mitsubishi Montero sport- joined the Chevrolet Blazer for the worst performance overall.
Even so some car experts say because of its size SUV's are still the safest bet on the road.
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[SOT 18:12:36]
[IN Q=]

((CAR CRASHES ARE LIKEWAR. GOD IS ON THE SIDE OF THE HEAVY BATTALIONS.))
[Super=01-Csaba Csere/Car & Driver Magazine;]
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[OUT Q=heavy batallions.]
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[vo-nat]
The cars were tested at 40-miles an hour by the Insurance Institute ofr Highway Safety.
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[Hillary]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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The first lady from Arkansas wants to be the Senator from New York.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=03-West Davenport, NY;]


Today Hillary Rodham Clinton began her four day tour of New York State-
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[SOT 03:44:21]
[IN Q=]

((WHAT I'M FOR IS AS IMPORTANT IF NOT MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHERE I'M FROM.)) ((GO HOME HILLARY! GO HOME HILLARY!))
[SUPER=07-Hillary Rodham Clinton; quick!]
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[OUT Q=GO HOME HILLARY! (SECOND TIME)]
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[VO-NAT]


Just down the road- the first lady's star power didn't carry the crowd.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=03:44:34]

((IF YOU'RE GONNA REPRESENT NEW YORK STATE, YOU'VE GOT TO BE FROM NEW YORK.))
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=from New York.]
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[VO-NAT]


Experts say the problem will come when Hillary answers the first question wrong-
Today Mrs. Clinton quickly deferred an obscure local policy question to Senator Moynihan- the retiring lawmaker whose spot Hillary hopes to take.
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[Granny-Walk]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=99-]
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In this campaign season, one grandmother is taking her campaign to the streets...literally.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Irving, TX]


No...this 89-year-old grandmother isn't running for office. Granny D walked across Texas today to protest how candidates finance campaigns.
She hopes to draw attention to the law that allows politicians to raise money.
Granny D plans to walk across the southwest. She walks about nine miles a day.
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[Jellyfish]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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The South of France is being invaded by an enemy with a nasty sting.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Marseille, France]


Over 1000 people last Sunday...alone were stung by jellyfish while swimming in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
Many of the victims have been children- with injuries ranging from minor to serious.
No one is sure why the jellyfish are flocking to the beaches in such large numbers, but everyone hopes it will be a passing fad.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Good daycare can make a world of difference.
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[VO-NAT]


Straight ahead - why employers should think twice if they don't offer on-site daycare.
Stick around for Part 2 of our series, "The Sandwich Generation".
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[lotto]

[SUPER=137-2 7 6/1 3 6 6/6 8 14 22 31/11 19 22 29 35 42/2 6 1 0 7 3][Sandwich-Generation]



[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=99-25 40:25]
[GRAPHIC=sandwich generation]


Tonight, we continue our look into the challenges facing baby boomers, as they juggle busy work schedules with family life.
Family- related stress can make it difficult to concentrate on the job.
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[TAKE SANDWICH GENERATION FULL SCREEN]
In the second part of her series, "The Sandwich Generation", Kimberly McBroom takes a look at how new approaches to day care can relieve some of the strain.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Every morning ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Robin Steffey/First Union Employee; :22]
[SUPER=01-Brian Ripple/First Union Employee; :49]
[SUPER=@Kimberly1; :56]
[SUPER=03-Salem; 1:11]
[SUPER=07-Sharon West; 1:22]
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[OUT Q=McBroom, News 7.]


(( Every morning baby boomer mother Robin Steffey drops off her four year- old son Andrew at the First Union Child Development Center before heading off to work.
And with another baby on the way, the 39-year-old says she sees the on-site facility as one of her best job benefits.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tape 4 8:04:17]

((ROBIN STEFFEY/FIRST UNION EMPLOYEE: I THINK IT'S EXCELLENT. I THINK IT'S SOMETHING THAT MORE COMPANIES ARE STARTING TO LOOK AT, AND IF THEY'RE NOT, TRY CERTAINLY SHOULD BE. IN ALL THE ARTICLES THAT TALK ABOUT ON-SITE FACILITIES, THE STATISTICS OF THE EMPLOYEES, AS FAS AS THE NUMBER OF DAYS THEY'RE OUT OF WORK, OR THINGS LIKE THAT, GO DOWN DRAMATICALLY. )) [RUNS:16]
The corporate on-site facility is a rare program in the Roanoke Valley--
It offers not only convenience, but peace of mind to other employees with children between the ages of three weeks and five years.
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[SOT tape 4 8:11:03]

((BRIAN RIPPLE/FIRST UNION EMPLOYEE: PARENTS CAN COME DOWN AT ANY TIME-- CHECK ON THE CHILDREN, PLAY WITH THEM, TAKE THEM TO LUNCH, EAT WITH THEM. )) [RUNS:07]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT standup tape 9:54:44 ]

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: AS YOU KNOW, BABY BOOMERS NOT ONLY HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF BEING PARENTS...BUT OF ALSO TAKING CARE OF THEIR AGING PARENTS. JUST AS DAY CARE FOR CHILDREN CAN HELP RELIEVE SOME OF THE PRESSURE...SO CAN DAY CARE FOR THE ELDERLY. )) [RUNS:14]
After 17 years of taking care of her mother herself AND raising a teenage son, Sharon West said she needed help.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tape 5 14:55:42]

((SHARON WEST: I WAS ABOUT READY TO PUT HER IN A NURSING HOME AND JUST-- I WAS ABOUT READY TO CRACK.)) [RUNS:08]
That's when 43-year-old West enrolled her mother at the Adult Care Center of the Roanoke Valley.
The day care program is open to anyone, as long as they're not bedridden or require total care.
West's 77-year-old mother Marie Jobe enjoys recreational activities with her peers.
The cost is 40- dollars a day, but participants can get help from Medicaid, or receive other discounts based on need.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tape 5 14:57:00 ]

((SHARON WEST: THERE'S HELP OUT THERE, YOU'VE JUST GOT TO FIND IT.)) [RUNS:04]
Making it easier to be a good parent...OR child, while keeping your own life together.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
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[TALENT=Jean]
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Kimberly wraps up our series tomorrow with a focus on how baby boomers can prepare for the future, once THEY become the older generation....




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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA]
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The Avalanche wins its 8th in a row, Wagner makes the all-star squad, the world record in the mile is shattered and Mark Martin now has a broken knee cap.
All that plus, NHRA stuff and an update on the Roanoke Jaguars AAU effort.
But first in tonight's Extra Point
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Blois, France/ESPN; :00]


take a look at the fih\nish during today's stage four of the Tour De France.
Italy's Mario Cipollinion the right zipped past Germany's Erick Zabel in a photo finish.
American Lance Armstrong who si coming back from testicular cancer is still a very solid fourth overall.
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[S-Hillcats]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-41]
[GRAPHIC=HILLCATS/AVALANCHE]


The top two teams in the Carolina League began a three game series tonight as the Lynchburg Hillcats hosted the Salem Avalanche.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Avalanche vs. Hillcats; :00]


Salem came in winners of seven in a row, but these young Hillcats' fans were hoping to see that streak come to an end tonight.
But this game would be all Salem's. The Avalanche built on its five to nothing lead in the fourth as Jerome Alviso comes through with a sacrifice to center field. Doug Livingston tags and scores from third.
[SUPER=37-Salem/10/Lynchburg/1/8 In a Row for Salem;]


Lynchburg finally got out of the inning with a nifty double play, but Salem leaves the yard with a 10-to-1 win. They play game two tomorrow night at seven.

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[ANCHOR=MIke]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


The reserves for next week's major league all-star game were announced tonight as many normal big name stars are staying home. Maddux, Bonds and Clemens along with three members of the 40 million dollar club - Albert Belle, Kevin Brown and Mo Vaughn will miss the game.
[GRAPHIC=WAGNER]


But Ferrum product Billy Wagner will be in Boston! The Tazewell native gets his first all-star berth for the national league. The Astros' cloers has 21 saves, 65 strikeouts and 1 point 7 era.

[S-Mile]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-29]
[GRAPHIC=TRACK AND FIELD]


When Jim Ryun ran a 3:51 mile in 1966 most thought that would be the standard for years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rome; :00]


But records are made to be broken and tonight at the Golden Gala track and field meet in Rome, Morocco's Hicham El Guerrouj (hee-SHAM el gah ROOSH) broke the current workd record in the mile by a whoping one point 26 seconds.
His record setting time was three minutes and 43 oint 13 seconds.
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[S-Martin]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Mark Martin lives in Daytona. Last Friday a crash in practice at the track broke his left wrist.
He still managed to drive Saturday night in the Pepsi 400.
He didn't know it at the time, but he also had a broken knee.
Martin had surgery today to repair a broken tibia plateau in his left knee.
Amazingly, he plans to wear a brace and drive this weekend in New Hampshire.
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The Roanoke Jaguars hopes of winning the national 15 and under national AAU basketball title were dahsed today as they were beaten by Detroit 78-to-57 in their opening game in the championship bracket.
They now drop down to the loser's braket and the best they can finish is 8th. They will play either Alabama or Oklahoma tomorrow in Indianapolis.

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The Roanoke Express is in the middle of its off-season, but at least one member of the team is still on skates.
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Tim Christian is employed for the entire summer by the Rising Star sports and adventure camp and his specialty is, of course, roller hockey.
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Christian registered 52 points this past season in helping the Express to the Northern Conference finals. Sources tell News 7 that Frank Anzalone, who coached Christian in Roanoke, will be the next coach for the ECHL's Pee Dee Pride.

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Still to come tonight, Thunder Valley comes to life tomorrow
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down in Bristol as the drag strip get ready for three big days of NHRA madmess.
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The National Hot Rod Association's top dogs will invade Bristol's Thunder Valley tomorrow for first ever NHRA Winston showdown. An event similar to NASCAR's Winston all-star show.
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The event is unique in that top fuel dragsters will race against funny cars for the first time in one massive 24 car field.
The funny cars will get a slight head start in the race for the $200 thousand dollar first prize.
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This weekend's event will also feature pro stock cars, trucks and bikes, but everyone in the garage will be looking forward to the unique all-star event.
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Angell will only have to compete against 7 other bikes. The gates open at seven tomorrow morning with the pro qualifying sessions beginning tomorrow and Friday at four pm.
This will be the circuit's first trip to Bristol since the drag strip was redone and expanded to seat 30 thousand fans.
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The dragway is located on highway 394 in Bristol, 8 miles south of Interstate 81.







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One of the biggest festivals in Europe kicked off with parades, parties, lots of people...and bulls.
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The running of the bulls marks the beginning of the annual San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, Spain.
It's tonight's Video of the Day. Hundreds of people from around the world lined the streets to watch the bulls being released.
Some thrill seekers took to the streets in front of the bulls, running to avoid being trampled in the stampede. Usually there are injuries to report, but this year - no one was seriously hurt.
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