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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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[WRITER=jja]
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Next on News 7-
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It seems no one wants them in their backyard- except the hog farmers- The latest on the hog controversy in Southside.
7-people are found dead in one home in Atlanta.
Several accidents today- this one tonight in Bedford County.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.
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[SUPER=@Jean1;]
[SUPER=@Robin1;]
[SUPER=@Mike1;]



[Fleming-Principal]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-36 08:23]
[GRAPHIC=nONE]

For the last five months William Fleming High school in Roanoke has been searching for a principal. Tonight the two final candidates were introduced.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Kate Microwave]

Kate (Why-daw) Weidaw attended tonight's special meeting.
[Live= Kate/Microwave]
[SUPER=19-Kate/Weidaw;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]

Jean many times a principal is selected by a panel of school board members with little input from parents and students.
But tonight the Roanoke city school district took a different appoarch.
(Rollcue:a different approach)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=faculty parents]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Wayne Harris/Roanoke City Superintendent]
[SUPER=01-Sarah Lee/Junior Class Vice President]
[SUPER=01-Dwayne Willams/Junior]
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[OUT Q=the afternoon]

((Faculty, parents, and students filled the cafeteria at William Fleming to ask questions of the two final candidates for principal. Roanoke City's Superintendent says he wanted to make everyone a part of the decision making process.
[SOT 1:42:27]
[IN Q= They'll have]

((DR. WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY SUPERINTENDENT:THEY'LL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO INTERACT WITH THE TWO CANDIDATES AND GIVE ME THEIR FEEDBACK ABOUT WHAT THEY THOUGHT))
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[OUT Q= they thought]


After each candidate introduced themselves, they were asked several questions involving curriculum, student activities, and discipline. Students like Sarah Lee say they're proud to be a part of the decision making process.

[SOT 2:08:39]
[IN Q=Alot of schools]

((SARAH LEE/JUNIOR CLASS VICE PRESIDENT: ALOT OF SCHOOLS DON'T GET THIS OPPORTUNITY AND FOR THEM TO ASK US TO COME AND BE APART OF THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO US.))
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[OUT Q= important to us]


Some say they came to the meeting to make sure the new principal will spend time with the students - not just during school hours.

[SOT 2:09:30]
[IN Q=we're looking for]

((DWAYNE WILLIAMS/JUNIOR: WE'RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO WILL BE DEDICATED TO THE STUDENTS, STAFF, AND PARENTS. SOMEONE WHO IS GOING TO SPEND MORE TIME HERE THaN 8:30 IN THE MORNING TO 2:40 IN THE AFTERNOON.))
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[OUT Q= in the afternoon]))
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Dr. Harris the superintendent will be taking all of the imput and will make his final decision sometime tomorrow.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Weather Office

[WX1]

[City-Water]


[ANCHOR=Robin]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-25]
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Today's soaking rain was a welcome change for western Virginia.... but will it have an impact on Roanoke's water shortage?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


More than an inch of rain has fallen in the Carvins Cove watershed during the last 24 hours.
And this afternoon, water was flowing from Catawba Creek into one of the tunnels that feeds Roanoke's main reservoir.
Today's rainfall isn't expected to have a major impact on the city's water problem, but it may help to slow the rate at which the water level is falling.
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[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST [Toss back to anchor]


[757-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-27 22:30]
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A head-on collision in Bedford County tonight -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]

sent two people to the hospital.
The crash occurred around 7-30 when a Chevy crossed the center line on Goodview Road, then struck a Honda and flipped.
There were no passengers in either car, but both drivers are at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time.
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[Bedford-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-19 1:53:04]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


State police are looking into what caused a fatal accident near Thaxton today.
A tractor trailer overturned on route 460- killing the driver.
The wreck tied up traffic for several hours.
The driver's name has not yet been released.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]



[Parkway-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-14 1:04:18]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;]


Police DO know what caused a fatal accident on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd County.
They says excessive speed and a wet road caused a North Carolina man to lose control of his pickup in a curve and hit a tree.
Driver James Johnson died.
His wife and grandson escaped from the truck when a passer-by broke the windshield with a hammer.
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[Spangler]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-22 1:26:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Garland Spangler will NOT lose his job as prosecutor.
The Giles County Commonwealth's attorney had been in danger of losing his law license after a state bar investigation into misconduct.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pearisburg/File Tape;]


This morning, a three judge panel granted Spangler's request for a "public reprimand" in order to avoid a trial.
The investigation found that since taking office Spangler has missed the speedy trial deadline in two cases.
In two other instances he failed to file the paperwork required to bring out a suspects prior record-- which helps ensure tougher sentences.
Spangler's attorney, Roberts Moore, indicated his client was NOT incompetent saying the paperwork was simply overlooked.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hopefully ]

((ROBERTS MOORE/SPANGLER'S ATTORNEY: HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE BEHIND EVERYONE AND IT WON'T LINGER IN GILES COUNTY.))
[SUPER=01-Roberts Moore/Spangler's Attorney; :00]
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[OUT Q=in Giles county.]
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A public reprimand means that anyone who contacts the state bar will be told about the investigation and the outcome.
Spangler is running for re-election.

[Bedrosian]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-18 1:16:59]
[GRAPHIC=Al Bedrosian]


Republicans think Al Bedrosian can still beat Delegate Dick Cranwell even though he hit someone else's child.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Bedrosian faces assault and battery charges for spanking two-year-old Malik Campbell Friday in the Lewis Gale Clinic in Salem.
Bedrosian says he was protecting his own infant daughter when Malik got rowdy and knocked over a jar of candy.
Republicans say this could show voters how strongly Bedrosian believes in family values.
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[SOT 10:53:33]
[IN Q=I think]

((I THINK THE BALL RIGHT NOW IS REALLY IN THE DEMOCRATS' COURT. IF THEY WANT TO EXPLOIT THIS FOR POLITICAL GAIN THAT WOULD INDICATE TO ME THEY WOULD PREFER NOT TO TALK ABOUT THE ISSUES.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Lynch/Roanoke Co. Repub. Party;]
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[OUT Q=the issues]
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[VO-NAT]


Delegate Dick Cranwell will say only that the court system will sort this out.
The boy's mother says Bedrosian over-reacted.
Bedrosian goes to court later this month.
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[Patients-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#net-D]
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[there is an anchor tag!!]
It's meant to give patients rights- especially when insurance companies deny coverage-
But how it should be done- is up for debate- as Bob Schieffer reports.
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[OUT Q=that wrong them.]

(( The debate immediately turned partisan as both sides went for the gut. Republicans predicted huge new costs and a rat's nest of regulations. GRAMM: IT COSTS A LOT OF MONEY TO BRING ALL THESE BUREAUCRATS AND ALL THESE LAWYERS INTO THE PROCESS. Democrats told horror stories of HMO patients denied coverage. DORGAN: CORRECTING THIS DEFORMITY WAS NOT--QUOTE--MEDICALLY NECESSARY--UNQOUTE. At a Democratic news conference, this man told how his child died after an HMO denied coverage. RAY CERNIGLIA, PARENT: NO ONE KNOWS IF MATTHEW'S LIFE COULD HAVE BEEN SAVED IF HE HAD GOT THE TREATMENT HE NEEDED WHEN HE NEEDED THEM.
It was heart rending, but in another part of the Capitol, Republicans heard from small business people who said the proposed reforms were so expensive that if they passed.. LYNN SCHERR BOWLES, BUSINESS OWNER: MY COMPANY WILL BE ONE OF THE FIRST TO STOP OFFERING HEALTH BENEFITS. The Democratics so-called Patients' Bill of Rights would--among other things.. Guarantee access to everyone to the closest emergency room in time of crisis..and to specialists when needed. Allow Doctors--not insurance companies--to make final decisions on what treatment is needed and allow patients to sue HMOs that wrong them. ))
[Talent=Jean]
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Republicans will offer a package of reforms later this week-

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


The NAACP files a lawsuit against the gun industry.
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[VO-NAT]


And 7 people dead in one home.
That's what Atlanta authorities find after a shooting rampage.
Details coming up.
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[Sports-Preview]


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

((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens taking care of all your wet weather needs tonight as we break out the umbrellas. What's that you say - golf in the rain is not for you. Well, we'll head indoors and check on the WNBA, and then bounce back out to Fenway and check on tonight's homerun derby action from the all-star game.
And we'll pay tribute to one of the area's top coaches, the late Lynn Saunders in just a few moments here on the Big 7.))

[Hog-Farming]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#99-23 1:07:00]
[GRAPHIC=Hog Farming]


Some Southside residents have been raising a stink about hog farms in the area for years.
Tonight, the debate over restrictions on hog farm operations in Halifax County is inching toward a resolution.
[Double Boxes=ANCHOR/Microwave]


Marya Jones was at the public hearing on the confined livestock ordinance this evening. She joins us now from our Danville newsroom.
[Live= Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=05-Danville;]


Jean, 49 residents on both sides of the issue spoke to Supervisors tonight.
The public hearing and the Planning Commission's deliberations afterward lasted almost four hours.
(Rollcue: lasted almost four hours.)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The rain did little]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Long/Hog Farm Opponent; ]
[SUPER=01-Carol Connor/Hog Farm Opponent;]
[SUPER=01-Billy Wooding/Hog Farmer;]
[SUPER=01-William Henry Yancey/Small Farmer; ]
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[OUT Q=that I can get me a hog house.]


(( The rain did little to dampen pre-hearing gatherings.
Hog farm opponents on the couthouse steps. [quick NAT sound, music] ((NAT SOUND MUSIC))
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And hog farm supporters at, appropriately, a pork barbeque. [quick Nat sound, talk at BBQ] ((quick nat sound, BBQ))
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Inside, it was standing room only as more than 250 residents crowded into a public hearing to debate an issue that's pitted neighbor against neighbor and even family against family.
[SOT 13:18 - :22 TAPE 2]

((LISA LONG: IF YOU SPEAK AGAINST THE HOG INDUSTRY, THEN YOU ARE SHUNNED BY OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS IN FAVOR.))
[RUNS=:04]


The biggest complaints were odor and the threat of water contamination and declining property values.
[SOT 15:23:45 - 51]

((CAROL CONNOR/HOG FARM OPPONENT: IF YOU OPEN THE DOOR TO MORE HOG FACTORIES IN HALIFAX COUNTY, YOU'RE SAYING WELCOME TO DISASTER FOR HALIFAX COUNTY.))
[RUNS=:06]


But hog farmers say none of the 8 hog farms in the county have caused ANY environmental problems other than odors.

[SOT 1:12:20 - :30]

((BILLY WOODING/HOG FARMER: IF MY LAGOON RUPTURED TODAY, IT WOULD BE EQUAL TO WHAT SOUTH BOSTON AND HALIFAX PUT INTO THE RIVER ON A DAILY BASIS. ))
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Hog farmers say the Board of Supervisor's proposed setbacks are too tough and would force many of them out of operation.
And small farmers hoping to get into the business say they can't.
[SOT TAPE 2: 2:15 - :25]

((WILLIAM HENRY YANCEY/SMALL FARMER: WITH THE SETBACKS AND THE REGULATIONS THAT YOU ALL HAVE THERE AIN'T NO WAY IN THE WORLD THAT I CAN GET ME A HOG HOUSE.))
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The meeting still hasn't broken for the night.
The Planning Commission still has to deliberate and make a recommendation about the Board of Supervisors' proposed restrictions.
[Double Boxes=ANCHOR/Microwave]


That could happen tonight or at their next meeting.

[Atlanta-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-A]
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Police describe it as a bloodbath-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA;]


seven people shot to death in an Atlanta home-
A little boy is the only survivor. The eleven year old hid in the closet-
Police are investigating whether this was a murder suicide- Neighbors are shocked.
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[SOT 20:03:54]
[IN Q=I just don't]

((I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND IT. THE MOTHER WORKED EVERYDAY. NO DRUGS. NO DRUGS WERE INVOLVED.))
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[OUT Q=WERE INVOLVED.]
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[VO-NAT]


Five adults and two children were scattered throughout the house. The motive is unclear.
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[L'burg-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-21 56:44]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


The search continues for a gunman who forced his way into a Lynchburg home last night and shot and killed a man inside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night]


A masked gunman burst through the door of the Stuart Street home and fired several shots at 26-year old Morris Anthony in front of a mother and her 8-year-old son.
Authorities have "not" released a possible motive.
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[NAACP-Suit]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-B]
[GRAPHIC=Gun Control]


The NAACP is taking on the gun industry.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


It's filed a civil lawsuit against more than 100 handgun makers and distributors-
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[SOT 20:04:38]
[IN Q=The fact]

((KWESI MFUME/NAACP PRESIDENT: THE FACT THAT ILLEGAL TRAFFICKING OF FIREARMS DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTS MINORITY COMMUNITIES IN THIS COUNTRY IS INDISPUTABLE.))
[SUPER=01-Kwesi Mfume/NAACP President;]
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[OUT Q=IN INDISPUTABLE.]
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[VO-NAT]


The lawsuit doesn't ask for money but calls for a gun tracing system- limiting the sale of handguns to licensed gun shops and allowing customers to only buy one gun a month.
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[Gore-Guns]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net C]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]
(wipe wipe wipe)
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA]


The Vice President was also talking gun control.
Al Gore wants to require a photo license for all new handgun owners.
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[SOT 20:06:40]
[IN Q=Unless you]

((UNLESS YOU OBTAIN A LICENSE AND PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK SAFETY TEST YOU COULD NOT BUY GUNS IN UNDER THIS LAW.))
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[OUT Q=THIS LAW.]
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[VO-NAT]


Gore compared the gun license to a drivers license.
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[Hanna]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-35 7:08]
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She pleaded quilty to hiring a hitman to kill her husband.
But she won't learn her fate for a while.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Peggy Irene Hanna was supposed to get her sentence today.
But Roanoke County Judge Roy Willett says he won't consider putting her behind bars until he finds out if she's mentally ill.
Hanna was arrested in February when the hit man she hired turned out to be an undercover cop.
Her husband said after 12 years of marriage he never would've guessed his wife wanted him dead.
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[SOT 9:38:30]
[IN Q=when peggy]

((BLAIR HANNA: WHEN PEGGY GETS OUT OF JAIL, THAT'S WHEN I FEEL MY NEXT CHALLENGE WILL BE -- AS TO HOW TO MAINTAIN A CIVIL RELATIONSHIP THAT IS PRODUCTIVE FOR THE CHILDREN.))
[SUPER=01-Blair Hanna/Peggy's Husband;]
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[OUT Q=THE CHILDREN]
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[VO-NAT]


The Hannas have two children.
Peggy had a boyfriend when she tried to get rid of Blair.
She could be sentenced to as many as five years in prison.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


A local doctor's on trial in federal court.
We'll have the story.
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[VO-NAT]


And harsh words for the Department of Environmental Quality concerning toxins in area waters.
Stick around.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=135-4 6 0/7 6 3 5/6 12 19 20 29]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
4-6-0

(four, six, zero)


Pick 4:
7-6-3-5

(seven, six, three, five)


Cash 5:
6-12-19-20-29

(six, twelve, nineteen, twenty, twenty-nine)



[Lewis]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-14 52 2:05:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A physician at Lewis Gale Hospital is on trial in federal court for allegedly falsifying her tax returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Dr. Verna Lewis is also charged with fabricating documents and soliciting people to lie before a grand jury.
In court today, prosecutors questioned hospital officials and the doctor's office manager about financial transactions, and her business expenses.
Both sides in the case say they're under a gag order and can't speak to the media until the trial is over.
Testimony resumes tomorrow morning.
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[PCB-Study]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-16 1:54:17]
[GRAPHIC=PCB]


For nine years, Virginia collected scientific samples of toxins in state rivers.
Then, Governor Doug Wilder's administration eliminated the program.
Governor George Allen's administration locked the toxic data in a firebox and stored it away.
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[VO-NAT]


Then, pollution in the Staunton River came to light, and Halifax Delegate Ted Bennett requested a probe.
[SUPER=03-Richmond; ]


Today, the General Assembly's audit agency reported its findings from the Department of Environmental Quality.
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[SOT 13:31:37]
[IN Q=I don't]

((DEL. TAYLOE MURPHY/D-WESTMORELAND CO.: I DON'T THINK WE KNEW THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY...DISCONTINUING THIS PROGRAM.))
[SOT 13:17:39]

((DENNIS TREACY/DEQ DIRECTOR: MANY OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT THEY HAVE MADE TO YOU TODAY WE HAVE ALREADY BEGUN AND WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Tayloe Murphy/(D) Westmoreland Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Treacy/DEQ Director; :26]
[RUNS=:35]
[OUT Q=to continue to develop.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Gilmore administration is now promising that all data it has on pollution in state rivers will be put in databases that other agencies and the public can access.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up, highlights from the homerun derby contest, an update on the Terry Holland coaching situation.
WNBA highlights and a profile of one of Junior golf's greatest friends - HL Jackson.
But first in tonight's Extra Point
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Wimbledon, England/HBO; :00]


Tennis great Steffi Graf says she'll probably retire from the women's tennis tour at the end of the year.
She says she'll probably play a couple of events next year and travel to places she's never competed.
Graf is now 30. She has won 22 Grand slam titles in her career.
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[go to scores] [WIPE TO MOTION]
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[SUPER=0093-j/Salem/10//Wilmington/4//Avs 9-3 on Road Trip//Lynchburg/0/j/Winston-Salem/5//Cats at Salem - Wednesday/;]


[runs:10] [OC...LAST SCORE]
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[S-Homers]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-34]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


The major leagues all-star game takes center stage in the sports world in Boston tonight.
But last night the joint was jam packed for the annual homerun derby contest.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/ESPN; :00]


Most in attendance came to see baseball's homerun king Mark McGwire. Last year he was a major disapointment in this event hitting just four and failing to advance past the first round.
Last night he put on a clinic in the first round hitting an event record 13 homers.
First time all-star Billy Wagner, the former Ferrum star couldn't help but smile at the outburst.
Sammy Sosa wasn't as fortunate. He failed to make it past the first round.
The big surpprise was Jeromy Burnitz of the Milwaukee Brewers. He advanced to the finals where he eventually lost to defending champ Ken Griffey Junior.
Junior and McGwire both finished with 16 homers, but Griffey hit them when they counted.
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=mlb]


Thanks to the Mac Daddy and Burnitz, the National League outhomered the the Junior circuit 39-to-23.

[S-Holland]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-33]
[GRAPHIC=TERRY HOLLAND]
Terry Holland has spoken with the University of Minnesota's athletic director Mark Dienhart about becoming the Gol

den Gophers new head basketball coach, but it's not likley he will get the job or take it if offered at this time.
While it's obvious Holland is still intrigued by the possibility of coaching again don't look for him to leave UVa for the Twin Cities.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-March 1997; :00]
In fact, it now looks like Minnesota has re-intensified its effort to lure Tommy Amaker away from Seton Hall.
The afternoon edition of the St. Paul Pioneer Press says Minnesota is ready to offer Amaker a seven year $7 millio

n dollar contract.
Amaker played and coached at Duke before going to Seton Hall in 1997.
[SUPER=04-1997 ACC Tourney;]


And one of Holland's former assistants Dave Odom, the current head coach at Wake Forest is also being mentioned as a candidate to replace Clem Haskins.
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[S-WNBA]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-35]
[GRAPHIC=WNBA]


Tomorrow night, the WNBA will pay its first ever all-star game, and last night's the Msytics got 26 from all-star Nikki McCray as they beat the struggling Charlotte Sting 74-to-71.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT/WNBA; :00]


Another struggling team got its act together last night as the Phoenix Mercury snapped a six game losing streak and beat the Utah Starz on the road at the Delta Center in Sale Lake City.
The Mercury had not won a game since June 26th but last night the team whips Utah by 14 - 80-to-66.
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[talent=mike]
[grahic=wnba]


Other winners last night include Detroit and Cleveland. ((BYE BYE))

[S-Duncan]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-39]
[GRAPHIC=USA HOOPS]


The United States Men's senior national basketball squad, aka the latest group of Dream Teamers, is off until Thursday.
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[VO-NAT]
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And by then Tim Duncan should be ready to play.
Tim Duncan scored nine points last night in the blowout win over Canada, but he gave everyone a scare when he came down hard on another player's foot and sprained his left ankle.
He eventually walked off the court and should be able to play Thursday.
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Cave Spring head softball coach Lynn Saunders died yesterday after battling liver cancer most of this year.
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Saunders helped coach every type of team from little league to college in the area for the past 25 years.
During his days at Cave Spring he worked as an assistant under Fuzzy Minnix before taking over the Lady Knights team as head coach.
Ironically, it was Minnix, now a member of the County Board of supervisors, who spearheaded the movement to have Field Number one at Penn Forest Park renamed Lynn Saunders field last month.
Saunders is survived by his wife, two children, and hundreds of his former players. He was 56 years old.
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Still to come tonight we'll head out to a wet opening round of the RVGA junior golf event
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and meet the man who keeps things in order rain or shine.
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The annual Roanoke Valley Junior Golf tournament opened yesterday at Blue Hills, but Denise Allen says it couldn't have started with the steadying influence of a hall of famer.
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The unusual occurrance of rain didn't prevent the tee-off of the Roanoke Valley Golf Association Valley Junior Golf Tournament.
And for more than 30 years H-L Jackson has been there to start the youngsters off right.
He organizes these tournaments for one reason.
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The rain caused a few problems, instead of playing 18 holes, the 13 to 18 year old golfers played 12 holes and parents were allowed to caddy, but not instruct.
This is Jackson's 31st Valley Junior, but he spent the past three decades teaching more than golf.
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Jackson will be inducted into the Roanoke valley Golf Hall of Fame later this year, but he's looking forward even more to working with a third generation of young golfers.
Denisen Allen News 7 Sports.))
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Jason Owenby is leading the event after the first day at two under while Tommy Rooney, Kris Koon and Matt Chandler are one under par.
Round two is today at Countryside. ((BYE BYE))