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Restrictions on water-use ...just for good measure... as Roanoke's reservoir hits a new low.
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[TALENT=Keith]


On NEWS 7 tonight, we'll spell out what that means for Roanoke residents and take stock of the effect on city businesses.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight in sports, John Force and the NHRA regulars invade Bristol. Tim Christian is still working his magic on skates this summer.
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[VO-NAT]


And Skip Hicks may have some company in the Skins backfield from a troublemaker.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
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The hot spell is broken with thunderstorms, hail and heavy downpours. We will check in with the radar images to see how long it will last. [open]
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[SUPER=@Keith1;]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
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[VO-NAT]


For the first time ever, water restrictions are imposed on Roanoke.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[City-Water]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#99-24 52:08]
[GRAPHIC=Water Restrictions]


The city of Roanoke has been moving toward mandatory water restrictions for weeks, and it may be several months before they are lifted.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Joe/Microwave]


Joe Dashiell is in the Wasena neighborhood tonight, with more on the city's urgent appeal for help from its citizens.
[Live=Joe Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


Keith, city officials aren't just asking now. They're expecting city water customers to reduce their consumption by 20 percent. They say that's essential or the city's water supply may not last until winter rains can recharge the reservoir.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Roanoke's water trouble]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Diane Akers/Acting Assistant City Manager; :]
[SUPER=01-Jim Ritchie/Acting City Manager; :]
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[OUT Q=normally refills the cove.]


((Roanoke's water trouble has been measured in inches, but with a morning mark of 24 feet below the spillway, it now adds up to a very serious problem.
[SOT 03:19:20]
[IN Q=People need to be aware]

((PEOPLE NEED TO BE AWARE OF THE WATER THEY USE. LOOK FOR WAYS TO CONSERVE AND EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS.))
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[OUT Q=every little bit helps.]


Roanoke has now imposed the mandatory restrictions that city council authorized.
they include a ban on watering lawns, washing automobiles except in commercial facilities with low-consumption equipment, filling swimming pools, serving drinking water in restaurants unless requested, and operating ornamental fountains.
City officials say residents must take these requirements seriously.
[SOT 03:22:44]
[IN Q=If we keep using water]

((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.))
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[Double Boxes=Keith & Joe/Microwave][Getting-Info]



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[WRITER=ejo]
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Roanoke even has a name for its conservation effort: "Join the Wave to Save".
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[Take FS Graphic]
The city has set up a telephone hotline for questions and information.
It is 853-6621. [Next graphic page]
And there is an internet web site. We have a direct link from our home page. Log onto WDBJ7-dot-com. Then click the "Webwatch" icon.
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[Compliance]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#99-26 27:56]
[GRAPHIC=Water Restrictions]


The new water rules have loopholes for most businesses that use water every day.
Still some business owners worry their bottom lines will start sinking.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Scott/Newsroom]


Scott Goldberg is in our newsroom tonight with the business side of this water story.
[Live=Scott Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Scott1;]


We intended to bring you this story from a car wash, where business is booming now that city residents can't wash cars at home.
But that car wash is closed because of the rain.
HOwever, we talked to another business owner who surely welcomes this gift from the heavens.
Without rain, he worried his profits would dry up.
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(Rollcue: profits would dry up.)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Archie Hodges/Hodges Pressure Cleaning;]
[SUPER=01-Walt Lacy/Southern Classic Auto Wash;]
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[OUT Q=cruel summer.]
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[SOT 1:17:08]
[IN Q=you name it]

((ARCHIE HODGES: YOU NAME IT, WE CAN ACTUALLY CLEAN IT.))
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[OUT Q=CLEAN IT]


His customers were flooding Archie Hodges with phone calls ...
Until the city where he does most of his business told people not to use water unless they have to.
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[SOT 1:11:49]
[IN Q=now we're]

((ARCHIE HODGES: NOW WE'RE GETTING CANCELLATIONS. PEOPLE ARE HOLDING OFF UNTIL WE GET A GOOD RAIN.))
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[OUT Q=GOOD RAIN]


Roanoke's new water rules don't ban Hodges from using his pressure-washing equipment.
But he can't do anything about conservation-minded customers...whose cancellations cost him 15-hundred dollars in one day.
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[SOT 1:12:05]
[IN Q=i understand]

((ARCHIE HODGES: 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.))
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[OUT Q=MY LIVING]
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=NATSOUND]

((QUICK!!! NATSOUND AT CAR WASH))
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Times are not AS tough for every business that needs water to stay alive.
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[SOT 1:22:00]
[IN Q=if anything]

((WALT LACY: IF ANYTHING I'D SAY BUSINESS HAS INCREASED A LITTLE BIT.))
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[OUT Q=LITTLE BIT]


The Southern Classic car wash says traffic is up more than 20-percent, thanks to the ban on drivers washing their cars at home.
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[SOT 1:22:17]
[IN Q=they've]

((WALT LACY: THEY'VE REALIZED THAT WASHING YOUR CAR AT HOME CAN BE VERY WASTEFUL AND TAKING IT TO A COMMERCIAL CAR WASH CAN ACTUALLY SAVE WATER FOR THE CITY.))
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[OUT Q=THE CITY]
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[SOT 1:14:38]
[IN Q=RAIN]

((ARCHIE HODGES: RAIN DANCE!!!))
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[OUT Q=DANCE]


Archie Hodges isn't nearly as lucky.
All he can do is ask the rain gods to bring back customers this drought has scared away.
And hope these few slow days don't stretch into a long, cruel summer.
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[Live=Scott Full/Newsroom]


Looking out our newsroom window this evening, Archie HOdges got just what he prayed for.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Scott/Newsroom]


Keith.[First-Wx]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
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There's a bit of irony in the fact that the announcement of water-use restrictions coincided with our first rainfall in a good while. It wasn't enough to fill Carvins Cove, was it Robin?
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
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A five-year-old Roanoke boy was severely burned today 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 child was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, and then to the UVA Medical Center for treatment of second and third-degree burns.

[Henry-Industry]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-15 1:35:20]
[GRAPHIC=Henry Co. New Jobs]


Workers in Martinsville and Henry County are getting a special delivery.
A catalog customer service company is sending hundreds of new jobs to the area.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


National Catalog Corporation announced it will hire 250 workers this summer.
The company takes phone orders for more than a dozen mail order catalogs.
It will take over a building in Patrick Henry Mall next month.
National Catalog executives say that Martinsville workers were just what the company ordered.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It was the combination]
[SUPER=01-Robert Rhudy/National Catalog Corp.;]

((ROBERT RHUDY: IT WAS JUST THE COMBINATION OF ALL THE THINGS THAT FIT. IT WAS THE PEOPLE. IT WAS THE COMMUNITY. IT WAS THE FACILITY ITSELF TO MEET OUR VERY AGGRESSIVE TIMELINE.))
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[OUT Q=very aggressive timeline.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


The company says hourly wages will range from six-50 to more than 10-dollars an hour.
National Catalog Corporation will hold a job open house at Clearview Elementary School Friday and Saturday to interview workers.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A teenager is charged with killing her grandfather. The details are just ahead on News 7 at 6.
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[INQ=Tom is really]
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[OQ= a precious, a precious person]
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[VO-NAT]


Tommy David Strickler is set to be executed tin two weeks, though his wife still hopes for clemency.
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[**NO WEATHER**]

[COMM#1]


[Murder-Carroll]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Keith]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-16 1:48:08]
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A Carroll County high school student is accused of killing her grandfather by shooting him once in the head with a shotgun.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co.;]


John Joseph Mesics and his family, including his granddaughter, lived at the end of this road in the Dugspur community.
That's where sheriff's investigators say the 15- year old girl shot and killed Mesics last night while he was asleep in bed.
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[SOT 13:19:37]
[IN Q=She had ]

((WARREN MANNING/CARROLL CO. SHERIFF: SHE HAD LEFT THE HOUSE WHERE SHE HAD, IT OCCURRED, AND SHE WENT TO A FRIENDS HOUSE AND MY OFFICERS GOT INFORMATION SHE WAS THERE AND THEY WENT OVER AND PICKED HER UP AND FOUND THE BLAZER SHE TOOK FROM THE RESIDENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Warren Manning/Carroll Co. Sheriff; :00]
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[OUT Q=from the residence.]
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[VO-NAT]


Sheriff's investigators say they have NOT determined what led to the shooting....but say it does NOT appear the girl was abused or that the two had been fighting.
The Commonwealth's Attorney say he will seek to try the girl as an adult.
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[Strickler]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-22 1:20:46]
[GRAPHIC=Strickler]


Barring a last- minute reprieve, convicted killer Tommy David Strickler will be put to death two weeks from tonight.
Like most condemned prisoners, Strickler is fighting for his life.. and he has the help of his wife, who spoke with News7's Steve Smallshaw.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Antoinette Strickler]
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]


(( Antoinette Strickler did not want us to show her face on t-v.. for fear of how people might react knowing she's the wife of a death row inmate.
She married Tommy David Strickler in 1992, two years after he was convicted of killing 19- year- old Roanoke resident Leann Whitlock.
Those who recall the crime and Strickler's trial in Augusta County remember this image.. a wild- haired "mountain man" accused of a most brutal murder.
[SOT 8:42:00]

((ANTOINETTE STRICKLER: HE'S NOT THIS MONSTER THAT'S BEEN ALL OVER THE NEWS AND EVERYTHING AND PEOPLE MAY SAY I SAY THAT BECAUSE I LOVE HIM AND EVERYTHING, BUT TOMMY IS REALLY A PRECIOUS PERSON.))
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[OUT Q=a precious person.]


That's why Antoinette is fighting hard for her husband's life.
She maintains Tommy is innocent.. that it was co-defendant Ronald Lee Henderson who lured Whitlock into a cornfield that night and crushed her head with a 69- pound rock.
That same argument has been rejected at every level of his appeal.. but it's one Antoinette hopes will catch on with somebody before July 21st.
[SOT 8:53:38]

((STRICKLER: THAT'S MY SOUL MATE THERE, AND I'VE TRIED FOR YEARS TO TRY TO GET PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT I'M SAYING.))


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[OUT Q=what I'm saying.]
[SOT 8:54:50]

((STRICKLER: THIS IS TWO PEOPLES INNOCENT LIVES, IT WILL BE TWO IF TOMMY MAKES IT TO THAT DAY AND IT ALL GOES THROUGH, IT'S GOING TO BE TWO INNOCENT PEOPLES LIVES GONE.))
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[OUT Q=lives gone.]


Strickler is expected to seek clemency from Governor Jim Gilmore later this week.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))


[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


The bond market kept stocks from soaring today.
But it was still a day of modest gains on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow was up 52 points.
Nasdaq gained six.
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[Power-Line]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-23 1:03:59]
[GRAPHIC=Proposed Power Line]


A new high-voltage power line would carry lots of money into the counties where it's built.
That's according American Electric Power estimates.
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[VO-NAT]

[*NO SUPER*]
A-E-P says it would pay more than a million dollars in property taxes to support a 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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[State-Song]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-20 53:03]
[GRAPHIC=State Song]


They range from new words to the folk song "Shenandoah" to the beach music sound of "Sweet Virginia Breeze."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Virginia's State Song subcommittee has narrowed its 336 submissions down to just eight.
That means a new group of unhappy songwriters did NOT make the cut.
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[SOT TAPE TWO 11:04:57 ]
[IN Q=They're all]

((SEN. EMMETT HANGER/STATE SONG SUBCOMMITTEE: THEY'RE ALL GREAT SONGS AT THIS POINT. THEY'RE ALL IN THE FINALS. AND SO IT'S LIKE THE PRETTY GIRL THAT DIDN'T GET SELECTED TO BE THE BEAUTY QUEEN. THAT DOESN'T MEAN SHE'S UGLY.))
[sot TAPE THREE 11:26:57]

((BOB CAMPBELL/SONGWRITER: HOW MUCH DO THEY KNOW ABOUT MUSIC? YOU HAVE DELEGATES FROM THE GENREAL ASSEMBLY. HOW MUCH DO THEY KNOW ABOUT MUSIC? THAT'S NOT THEIR FIELD. ))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Emmett Hanger/State Song Subcommittee; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Campbell/Songwriter; :09]
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[OUT Q=not their field.]
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[VO-NAT]


Sausage King and country music star Jimmy Dean admitted today he'd been approached by a Richmond lobbying firm, promising his song success with the legislature.
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[SOT TAPE TWO 11:17:11]
[IN Q=They told us]

((JIMMY DEAN: THEY TOLD US IT WOULD COST IN EXCESS OF 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS. AND I TOLD DONNA "WELL, I THINK WE COULD RAKE THAT UP. BUT IF WE DO THAT TOTALLY UNLEVELS THE PLAYING FIELD."))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Dean/Songwriter;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=the playing field.]
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[VO-NAT]


Dean's song is in the final eight.
For all the rest, you can visit the state song website through the "WebWatch" page on OUR site... at WDBJ7-dot-com.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Coming up on News 7 sports tonight, the Redskins continue to ponder moves to supposedly improve the team.
The most revered member of the Roanoke Express is helping some kids in the valley this summer.
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[VO-NAT]


And if you listen closely tomorrow afternoon you may be just might be able to hear the sounds of Thunder Valley invading the valley all the way from Bristol.
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[S-Hillcats]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=HILLCATS/AVALANCHE]


The Hillcats and Avalanche begin a big three game series in Lynchburg tonight at 7.
Both teams come into the game in first place in their respective divisions and Salem has won seven in a row
We'll have highlights of the game for you tonight at 11.

[S-NHRA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-34 12424TC]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR]


For 15 years, NASCAR's finest have gathered in May for the Winston All-star race.
[GRAPHIC=NHRA]


Beginning tomorrow, drag racing's finest will do the same as they gather in Bristol at Thunder Valley for the first ever NHRA Winston showdown.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NHRA; :00]


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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[SOT]
[IN Q=You know...]
[SUPER=01-John Force/1998 Funny Car Champion; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=...FUNNY CAR TEAMS."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]


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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[SOT]
[IN Q="I can't wait...]

((ANGELL SEELING:))
[SUPER=01-Angelle Seeling/Suzuki Pro Stock Biker; :00]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=....we're not."]
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[VO NAT CON'T]
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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[SOT]
[IN Q="I was there when...]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=...HOPE WE GET THERE."]
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=NHRA]


The dragway is located on highway 394 in Bristol, 8 miles south of Interstate 81.







[S-Skins]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-42 TC12356]
[GRAPHIC=casserly]


The Redskins' owners are backing off the reports yesterday that said general manager Charley Casserly would be fired at week's end. While that possibility still exists, team owner Daniel Snyder says no decision on Casserly has been made.
[GRAPHIC=REDSKINS]


Meanwhile, the team is showing some interest in former Nebraska running back Lawrence Phillips. The question is Why?
Phillips pleaded no contest to assault charges for throwing a former girlfriend down a flight of stairs while at Nebraska.
While with the Rams he was arrested for drunken driving and spent 23 days in jail. And while with the Dolphins, he was accused of punching a woman in the face at a suburban Miami nightclub after she refused to dance with him.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Frostburg/Last July; :00]


If I were the Redskins I think I would steer clear of him and be happy to put the ball in hands of second year man Skip Hicks, who should have no problem handling the tailback duties along with Stephen Davis this year.
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[S-Christian]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-35 1:33:57]
[GRAPHIC=Rising star]


The Barbers ended their football camp last week at Rising Star Sports and Adventure Camp, but there is still a professional athlete working with kids at the complex.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


Roanoke Express winger Tim Christian has been employed for the entire summer by Rising Star and his specialty is roller hockey.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="it's all]

((TIM CHRISTIAN/EXPRESS 1998 2ND LEADING SCORER:))
[SUPER=01-Tim Christian/Express 2nd Leading Scorer in '98; :00 ]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=....biggest asset there"]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1998-99 Season;]


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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[SOT]
[IN Q="it would]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=....it would be interesting"]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=VR-7]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Imagine being at work and wondering why your elderly mother isn't answering the phone....
It's a common situation if you have an aging parent for whom you've assumed responsibility.
[Double Box=Keith & Jean/Newsroom]


Jean Jadhon is in the newsroom to tell us this is yet another challenge facing baby boomers. [Take Jean Full]
[SUPER=@Jean1]


That's right, Keith.
But adult day care
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[VO-NAT]


programs, like this one at the V-A Hospital, can help baby boomers handle the responsibility of being a caregiver.
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[SOT tape 5 14:48:47]
[IN Q=In the long]

((SHARON WEST: IN THE LONG RUN, IT'S HEALTHIER FOR HER AND IT KIND OF HELPS ME NOT TO WORRY AS MUCH.))

[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=worry as much]
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[Take FS Graphic]
We'll hear more about THIS program, as well as about on-site day care for children on "The Sandwich Generation."
[DOUBLE BOX=Keith & Jean/Newsroom]


That's tonight at 11.[Close]


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