[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


For the time in City history Roanoke officials impose water restrictions.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a teenage girls faces murder charges in Carroll County.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
[SS=None]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
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[VO-NAT]


It's official-- Carvin's Cove is half empty and Roanoke residents face mandatory water useage restrictions.\
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[City-Water]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#99-26 TC24:05]
[GRAPHIC=Water Restrictions]


After weeks of warnings, the city of Roanoke is imposing mandatory water restrictions.
This morning, officials asked residents to reduce their consumption of water by 20 percent.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and JoeD/Microwave]


Joe Dashiell is in Southwest Roanoke this afternoon, with more on today's announcement and the restrictions now in place.
[Live=JoeD Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


Melanie, there were no big surprises this morning... but the restrictions the city has been discussing for weeks are now a reality.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The city's tape measure]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Ritchie/Acting City Manager; :21]
[RUNS=:53]
[OUT Q=use of ornamental foutains.]


((The city's tape measure told the story. The water level at Carvins Cove is now 24 feet below the spillway... the point at which city council authorized mandatory restrictions on all non- essential uses of water.
In a morning news conference, City Manager Jim Ritchie appealed to residents to take the mandatory restrictions seriously.
[SOT 03:21:55]
[IN Q=We're in the driest part]

((WE'RE IN THE DRIEST PART OF THE YEAR, NORMALLY. AND WE'RE 15 INCHES BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL. AND UNLESS WE GET SUBSTANTIAL RAINFALL AT AN UNUSUAL TIME, THEN WE WILL BE IN A SEVERE SITUATION.)) [RUNS:20]
[OUT Q=severe situation.]


Citizens and businesses are now prohibited from watering lawns and shrubbery, washing their cars and other vehicles, or filling swimming pools.
Restaurants won't be serving water unless requested... and the city is now restricting the use of ornamental fountains.))
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[Dissolve to PINNACLE PAGE FULL] [Joe's MIKE HOT!!!!]
The city has set up a phone hotline and email address for citizens with questions or concerns about the water restrictions.
That number is 853-6621. You can also link the city's homepage by clicking the Webwatch Icon at WDBJ7.com.
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[Live=JoeD FULL/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


At this point, the restrictions do not include civil penalties or charges for excessive use of water.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and JoeD/Microwave]


That will come later Melanie, if the level drops to 30 feet below the spillway... In the meantime, water conservation officers will be patrolling the city issuing warnings to any violators.

(POSSIBLE QUESTION: WHAT ABOUT BUSINESSES THAT DEPEND ON WATER?)


[Carroll-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Murder]


A Carroll County teenager faces murder charges.
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[TAKE MAP FULL SCREEN]
Shortly before midnight, deputies found John Joseph Mesics dead in his home on Silverleaf Road in the Dugspur section of Carroll County.
Authorities say a 15 year girl who lived with the Mesics stole one of their vehicles shortly after the incident.

She was later arrested in the Keno section of Carroll County,
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[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[SS=HOLD]

and is now being held in the New River Valley Detention Center.
She faces additional charges of use of a firearm and grand larceny.

[Henry-Industry]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#99-15 TC1:32:27]
[GRAPHIC=Henry Co. New Jobs]


Martinsville and Henry County got a "special delivery" this morning.
A catalog customer service company is sending hundreds of jobs to the area.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Marya/Danville Bureau]


Marya Jones is in our Danville newsroom with more.
[Live=Marya Full/Danville Bureau]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=05-Danville;]


Melanie, National Catalog Company isn't wasting any time.
They're going to start looking for their 250 new employees in Martinsville this week.
And company executives say they chose the area over at least three tough competitors in other states because Martinsville was just what the company ordered.
(Rollcue: just what the company ordered.)
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=It was just the combination]
[SUPER=01-Robert Rhudy/National Catalog Co.;]
[SUPER=01-Sherry Ramsey/Patrick Henry Dev. Council;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=coming out of Patrick Henry Community College.]
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[SOT 2:07:12 - 2:07:22]

((ROBERT RHUDY/NATIONAL CATALOG CO. EXECUTIVE VICE PRES.: 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.)) [RUNS:10]
National Catalog Company announced it'll use its Martinsville site to take phone orders for more than a dozen mail-order catalogs, including Esprit and Restoration Hardware.
The company will move into the bulding at Patrick Henry Mall formerly used by BB&T in August.
Company officials said they would be hiring for all positions from customer service representatives to supervisors.
Hourly wage jobs will pay from six-fifty to 10 dollars an hour and up.
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[SOT 1:56:30 - :41]

((SHERRY RAMSEY/PATRICK HENRY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL: WHAT'S SPECIAL ABOUT IT IS IT GIVES PEOPLE AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO OUT OF A MANUFACTURING INTO AN OFFICE ENVIRONMENT IF THEY CHOOSE. THAT GIVE PEOPLE MORE OPTIONS, ESPECIALLY COLLEGE STUDENTS THAT ARE COMING OUT OF PATRICK HENRY COMMUNITY COLLEGE.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=Patrick Henry Community College.]))
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[Live=Marya Full/Danville Bureau]
[SUPER=05-Danville;]


And hiring for these positions is starting immediately.
The company is holding a job open house all day Friday and Saturday at Clearview Elementary School.
Meanwhile, Henry County and Martinsville are celebrating another victory in an ongoing job winning streak.
They've already gotten 1500 jobs this year.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Marya/Danville Bureau]


This announcement could lead to up to 700 more. Melanie?

[Nichols]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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One of the men convicted in the Oklahoma City bombing is back in court today, hoping to get a new trial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[7:15:13]
Terry Nichols claims the F-B-I improperly withheld information that could have helped his defense.
Nichols is serving a life sentence for conspiracy and involuntary manslaughter.
Prosecutors say he helped Timothy McVeigh finance the bombing plan and help make the explosive.
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[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE]

[Bin-Ladin]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=wipe/wipe/wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]

[4:07:53]
Federal officials fear the terrorist who masterminded the U-S embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania is about to strike again.
Osama Bin Laden is already on the F-B-I's ten most wanted list.
Now the White house is hoping action against Afghanistan will bring him out of hiding.
President Clinton has imposed economic sanctions against the religious militia that rules Afghanistan for harborring Bin Ladin.
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[SOT]

[4:08]
[IN Q=]

(( FOLEY:THEY HAVE SIMPLY NOT HEEDED OUR REPEATED REQUESTS FOR THEM TO EXPEL BIN LADEN TO A COUNTRY WHERE HE CAN BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE..))
[SUPER=01-James Foley/State Department Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=brought to justice.]
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[VO-NAT]


A terrorist threat advisory issued by the C-I-A warns Bin Laden's operatives have been overheard discussing plans similiar to those used in the embassy bombings.
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[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


You may soon have a new way to fight the flu.
That's just one of the stories still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And power companies feel the effect of this week's heat wave as the lights go out in the city that never sleeps.


First, let's find out what we can expect closer to home and talk to Patrick Evans.
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[Talent=Patrick]

[Wx-Tease] [Weatherpro] [music up full] [comm1]


[Hillary-Senate]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Hillary Clinton]


She's been to New York a dozen times this year as first lady -- and now, Hillary Rodham Clinton is there as a prospective Senate candidate.
Today she launched a campaign tour of the state with an appearance at a farm.
Lisa Hughes reports.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Davenport, NY]
[SUPER=03-Oneonta, NY;]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes/Reporting;]
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((HILLARY CLINTON ENDED MONTHS OF SPECULATION AT A FARM IN CENTRAL NEW YORK STATE. THE FARM'S OWNER IS RETIRING DEMOCRATIC SENATOR DANIEL PATRICK MONIHAN AND ITS HIS SEAT MRS. CLINTON HOPES TO WIN NEXT YEAR.
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HILLARY CLINTON ARRIVED IN BINGHAMTON NEW YORK TO THE CHEERS OF SUPPORTERS -- AND THE CRITICISM OF PROTESTERS. A SIMILAR CROWD-- SEPARATED BY POLITICS AND A DIRT ROAD-- WAITED FOR THE FIRST LADY AT THE FARM. MOS UNLIKE NEW YORK CITY-- RURAL NEW YORK IS TRADITIONALLY REPUBLICAN TERRITORY. HILLARY THE CANDIDATE WILL LIKELY HAVE TO WORK HARDER TO CONVINCE PEOPLE HERE -- SHE CAN REPRESENT THE STATE SHE'S NEVER LIVED IN. BUT THERE IS AN UNDENIABLE BUZZ IN THIS PART OF THE COUNTRY NOW-- THE FIRST LADY HAS CHOSEN THIS-- AS THE PLACE TO MAKE HISTORY.
SOT: HILLARY))


[Heat-outages]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=HEat Wave]


The intense heat in the eastern U-S is so far blamed for 14 deaths.
And while there is some relief today from the record temperatures, New York residents are facing another problem, no electricity.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

[7:45:13]
Some 68-thousand lost power overnight in uptown Manhattan.
Many are still waiting for power to be restored, in fact several subway lines were not working this morning.
And when the lights went out, the criminals went to work.
New York City police police say there were a handful of attempted break-ins and at least nine arrests.
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[Flu-inhaler]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Flu]


Researchers may have a new weapon against the flu.
They say a drug inhaled once a day has proven to be effective in helping to prevent two common strains of the flu.


The drug is called Relenza.
It's available in Europe, but has not yet been approved for sale as a flu treatment in the United States.


[Drug-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-24 TC 51:05]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust]


Roanoke Police went after dozens of suspected drug dealers last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


They called it "Operation Street Sweeper".
Officers began serving warrants at 5 p-m, and by midnight, 33 people were in custody.
It's all part of a lengthy undercover operation.
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[SOT 01:07:30]
[IN Q=this is the ]

((LT. R.A. BOWER/RKE. POLICE DEPT.; THIS IS THE CULMINATION OF ABOUT 6 MONTHS OF WORK BY DETECTIVES IN AN ATTEMPT TO GET THE DRUG DEALERS OFF THE STREET. WE'VE BEEN SERVING WARRANTS THAT ALL CAME OUT TODAY ON VARIOUS AND SUNDRY CHARGES THAT MOSTLY RELATE TO DRUGS, CRACH COCAINE AND POWDER COCAINE AND SUCH.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. R. A. Bower/Roanoke Police Department;]
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[OUT Q=and such]
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[VO-NAT]


Other charges involved LSD, marijuana, and weapons violations.
Bowers says "Operation Street Sweeper" covered all sections of the city.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The mystery of the Beale Treasure is headed across the Atlantic.
That story is next on News-7 at noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And thousands of the brave and just plain crazy take to the streets of Pamplona.
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[COMM BREAK #2]


[2-Series]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=99-25 Time code 38:00]
[GRAPHIC=Sandwich Generation]


Baby boomers responsible for their children AND their parents are discovering new kinds of day care programs that might help bring them peace of mind....
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


39-year-old Robin Steffey takes advantage of the on-site day care program offered by her employer, First Union.
Steffey says the day care makes it easier for her to be an "older" working mom.
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[SOT tape 4 8:03:15]
[IN Q=There are days]

((ROBIN STEFFEY/BABY BOOMER MOTHER: THERE ARE DAYS, WE JOKE ABOUT "THEY'LL EITHER KEEP US YOUNG, OR THEY'LL KILL US, ONE. WE'RE NOT SURE WHICH. BUT WE DID-- THIS WAS A CONSCIOUS DECISION TO WAIT, TO WAIT A LITTLE LATE TO HAVE OUR CHILDREN.))
[SUPER=01-Robin Steffey/Baby Boomer Mother;]
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[OUT Q=have our children]
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[VO-NAT]


For others in the "Sandwich Generation", day care for adults makes it possible for them to handle the responsibility of elderly loved ones.
In the second part of her series, Kimberly McBroom explores two alternative day care programs, and how they're helping baby boomers cope.
The "Sandwich Generation" continues tonight at 11.
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[E-Beale-Treasure]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-22 1:18:57]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A British film crew is in Bedford this week preparing to take the story of the Beale Treasure across the Atlantic.
Eric Earnhart takes us to the casting call.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Luke Campbell is ]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Luke Campbell/Director; :17]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./November 1989; :28]
[SUPER=01-Jessica Routon/Actress; :48]
[SUPER=@Eric1; 1:15]
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[OUT Q=EE, News 7]

(( 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.

[SOT 02:04:16]
[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. )) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=unsolved msytery]



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.

[SOT 02:08:38]
[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? )) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=why not audition]



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.

[SOT 02:05:42]
[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. )) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=find it]


[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.))

[E-Mellencamp]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-23 1:03:07]
[GRAPHIC=none]


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


Last night 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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[SOT]
[IN Q=A little ditty]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=a football star.]
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[vo-nat]
Mellencamp has sold more that 25-million records in the U-S and has been nominated for eleven Grammys.
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[Bull-run]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


They're off and running in Spain.
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[SOT]

[7:19;48]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Pamplona, Spain;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=BULLS AND PEOPLE RUNNING]
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[VO-NAT]


The opening run of the famous Bull run took place this morning in Pamplona.
Up to two-thousand people ran alongside six fighting bulls and several steers.
Several people were hurt in falls, but so far there's no word of any gorings.
The last person killed in a bull run was an American in 19-95.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE# none]
[GRAPHIC=stocks]


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 19 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in sports, the Wrath is back in town Friday night hoping to improve their odds.
Stay tuned to find out what they're up to.
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[VO-NAT ]


And Cal Ripkin Junior won't be flying away from the Orioles anytime soon.
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[COMM BREAK #3]


[S-Cal]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-37 11026tc]
[GRAPHIC=orioles]


All-Star Cal Ripkin Junior is doing his part to help smooth out Balitmore's otherwise rocky season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]


Ripken is batting 310 with 11 homers as he prepares for his 17th all-star game.
Last night, the Baltimore Sun reported that the O's will pick up the option on his contract and bring him back next season. He will recieve $6 point 3 million dollars.
He is just 5 homers shy of 400 for his career.
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[S-Wrath]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=sp-31 15210tc]
[GRAPHIC=WRATH]


The Roanoke Wrath are back in town this Friday night at Victory Stadium to take on the Northern Virginia Royals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


The Wrath is looking to improve its goals against average.
The team let in 19 goals last year, but has given up 22 in just 10 games this season. The return of marking back Mike Botta from an injury has helped. In the last 4 games, Roanoke has allowed just over one goal a game, down by over a goal from the first six games.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=He's just]

((STEVE HOLT/WRATH COACH:))
[SUPER=01-Steve Holt/Wrath Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=...backfield"]
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[VO-NAT]


Also, starting goalie Danny Britton missed one game with an injured groin. The team hopes he will be able to play Friday night.
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[S-WNBA]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=WNBA]


The first ever WNBA all-star game will be held next Wednesday night. The most popular vote amongst fans goes to Sheryl Swoopes .
Other votes go to Chamique Holdsclaw who will be a starter for the east, while Dawn Staley will likely be a reserve.
Houston and Washington were both winners in the league last night.

[S-AAU]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=AAU HOOPS]


In local hoops news, the Roanoke Jaguars has advanced to the championship bracket. The Jaguars beat Chicago Central 64-to-63 yesterday and are taking on Detroit today, they tipped-off at 11:30. The 15-and-under AAU team led by J.J. Redick will play in the national tournament in Indianapolis, Indiana.