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Next on News 7-
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The NAACP is asking the U-S Board of Education to look into Roanoke city schools- We'll tell you what we know coming up.
The suspected Rail killer says Texas reneged on its word.
And check out the new Nike Brandi Bra- named after Soccer Champ Brandi Chastain.
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News 7 is next.
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The NAACP asks the U-S Department of Education to take a close look at Roanoke City Schools.
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[NAACP]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Roanoke chapter of the civil rights organization says there will be an investigation by the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights into allegations of discrimination by the school system.
[Double Boxes=ANCHOR/Newsroom]


Joy Sutton is the newsroom with details.
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[SUPER=@Joy1;]


Right now the N-Double-A-C-P is not releasing the specific allegations.
They will hold off until the school system has a chance to review the complaint.
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(( As the Roanoke City School Board and Office of the Superintendent met to discuss school priorities for the 19-99 school year, allegations of racial discrimination and inequity loomed over the school system.
N-Double-A-C-P President Martin Jeffrey says the organization had no other alternative but to seek assistance from the Office of Civil Rights after several attempts were made to get the school system to effectively address issues of racially inequality.
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((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: WE CAN'T SAY THAT PEOPLE DIDN'T MAKE AN EFFORT TO LISTEN. WHAT GOT US UP TO THIS POINT IS THE LACK OF CREDIBLE ACTION ON THE ISSUES BEING RAISED))
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Lissy Runynon, Public Information Officer with Roanoke City Schools says Superintendent Dr. Wayne Harris had been working with the NAACP and thought problems were being addressed.
And Runynon says the school system welcomes the overview of the Office of Civil Rights.
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((LISSY RUNYON/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: WE FEEL VERY CONFIDENT THE SUPERINTENDENT AND THE BOARD FEEL THEY HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE. WE HAVE INTERVENTIONS WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON FOR THE LAST YEAR. WE'LL CONTINUE TO LOOK AT DATA. IF THERE ARE PROBLEMS, IF IT'S NOT RIGHT WE'LL FIX IT))
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Jeffrey says the Office of Civil Rights is now in the process of notifying the School system about the allegations.
And that the allegations deal with discrimination in the areas of policy, procedure and actions taken by the school system.
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Jean...



[Duke]


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He says he quit the K-K-K 20 years ago.
But it was still the first image to come to mind for many in Richmond today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


David Duke appeared on Richmond's Monument Avenue, in front of the statue for black tennis star Arthur Ashe.
Yesterday, an advisory panel recommended putting Robert E. Lee back up on the city's flood wall -- NOT in full uniform.
Duke criticized what he called "a half victory" for the rights of "European-Americans."
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((AND IF THE PEOPLE...RICHMOND VIRGINIA.))
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[VO-NAT]


Duke drew a throng of media, as well as protesters and supporters.
He ran for governor of Louisiana, served in that state's legislature, and is currently chairman of its largest Republican parish.
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[TALENT=Jean]
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Governor Jim Gilmore issued a statement on Duke tonight.
He says: "David Duke and his radical policies of hatred have no place in Virginia's communities."


[County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Roanoke County School Board has put a hold on design work for improvements to Glenvar Middle School.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The architect is close to completing the plans. The project was scheduled to go to bid before the end of the summer.
But the cost has doubled, and board members say they want to consider possible savings that were identified in an independent review.
Tonight, they directed the architect to stop work until a meeting on August 5th.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Also tonight, the School Board voted to begin condemnation of property needed for access to the new south county high school.
Officials have been negotiating with the landowner for nine months, but have been unable to reach agreement on the price.
[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey [WX1] [11:00pm] [07/15/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Strickler]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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There is new evidence that a key witness may have lied in Tommy David Strickler's 1990 trial.
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[VO-NAT]
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But a federal judge today ruled he does NOT have jurisdiction to hear the evidence.
[SUPER=03-Augusta Co./June 1990]


That leaves Strickler six days from a scheduled execution date for the 1990 abduction and slaying of Roanoke native and J-M-U student Leann Whitlock.
His attorney wants to admit a letter and two new secret affadavits that alleged key witness Donna Tudor may have lied.
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Strickler's attorney says she will file her case with the federal Court of Appeals tomorrow.
He's scheduled to die next Wednesday.

[Pinchback]


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[WRITER=mjo]
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A Danville man has been cleared of murder charges.
A jury found Calvin Lamont Pinchback not guilty of murder in the shooting death of Delvecchio (Del-VECK-eee-o) Farmer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./October 1997;]


Farmer was gunned down inside his home in October, 1997, during what prosecutors said was a failed robbery attempt.
Another Danville man, Quientin Lamont Stevens, was convicted of second-degree murder in connection with Farmer's shooting last year.
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[Rail-Killer]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The suspected Rail killer apparently thinks the state of Texas midled him.
As Maureen Maher reports the suspect is apparently suprised he could face the death penalty.
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((..ANGEL MATURINO-RESENDEZ, AS HE NOW WANTS TO BE CALLED, WILL LIKELY FACE THE DEATH PENALTY IF CONVICTED OF MURDER IN TEXAS...A SURPRISE TO HIM WHEN AGREEING TO SURRENDER ONLY AFTER A PROMISE OF HUMANE TREATMENT. Allen Tanner/Resendez Lawyer "if he had turned himself in in mexico, the mexican government never would have allowed him to come to texas where they can seek the dealth penalty, but he was misled and his family was misled" NARR: RESENDEZ' FAMILY OVERWHELMED BY THE EVENTS OF THE LAST 3 DAYS...MEET WITH THE SUSPECT IN JAIL THIS AFTERNOON... Florentino Resendiz/Resendez Brother...NAT IN SPANISH AFTERWARDS HIS BROTHER SAID "IT WASN'T HIS INTENTION TO BE EXPOSED TO THE DEATH PENALTY. YOU WOULD NEVER HAVE CAUGHT HIM" RESENDEZ SIGNED AN AGREEMENT THAT PROSECUTORS SAY DID NOT MENTION THE DEATH PENALTY BEING TAKEN OFF THE TABLE Maureen Maher CBS News, Dallas.))

[Sabre-Tech]


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Three men who face charges in the Valujet crash- turned themselves in today- but were later released on bond.
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[SUPER=03-Miami, FL]


The three are accused of signing papers that allowed mislabeled oxygen canisters on the plane-
The canisters ignited causing the crash- that killed 110 people.
[Super=03-Dade Co., FL/May 1996;]


One of the employees told reporters he was ordered to sign forms allowing the canisters onto the flight.
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[C'burg-Shooting]


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A woman shot by Christiansburg police filed suit- but a federal judge dismissed that lawsuit.
It was 1996- when Stella Arcaro fired several rounds from a .22 caliber rifle before calling 9-1-1.. in hopes of reaching the suicide hotline.
Police shot Arcaro, when she came out of the house carrying the loaded rifle, refusing to put it down.
The judge ruled that the police acted reasonably and dismissed the claim.


[Patients]


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The Senate has approved a Republican version of the Patients bill of Rights-
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[Vo-Nat]
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The vote was 53 to 47- the GOP plan provides rules for covering patients in managed health systems. [graphic on tape]
The plan would force HMO's to pay for hospital stays after breast cancer surgery-
It was ease access to emergency rooms and specialists-
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Earlier today, Republicans killed a Democratic proposal for a patients' bill of rights.

[Campaign-Spending]


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Area Republicans have grabbed the early advantage in the race for campaign cash for the upcoming General Assembly elections.
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[TAKE 21st District Board]
In the 21st Senate District, incumbent Democrat John Edwards trails his Republican challenger William Fralin by more than 70- thousand dollars in total contributions. [TAKE 23rd District Board]
And in the 23rd Senate District, incumbent Republican Steve Newman enjoys a better than 5 to 1 advantage over political newcomer John Campbell.
Campbell took in just nine thousand dollars over the last reporting period, while Newman pulled in close to 60- thousand dollars.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Today is the deadline for all candidates to file campaign contribution and spending reports.

[Stanley-Pollution]


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Stanley Furniture is disputing charges that it caused excessive air pollution.
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[VO-NAT]
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The Environmental Protection Agency has filed a complaint saying that the furniture company violated the Clean Air Act. The E-P-A says the company operated a broken boiler -- possibly for as long as five years.
Stanley Furniture responded today that it fixed the boiler immediately after discovering the pollution problem last year.
The company -- one of Henry County's largest employers -- could face a 175-thousand dollar penalty.
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Coming up on News 7- It's not unusual for someone to protest new development- but in Botetourt County some residents are taking the county to court over it.
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And part of downtown Roanoke is closed off after a wall is deemed unsafe.
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens is the News 7 sports office talking about everything from babies to bras tonight! I promise to explain!
Plus, they're getting ready for the Comonwealth Games and the Jan Tana bodu building competition.
All that and the nightly Terry Holland update are straight ahead on the Big 7.))

[Boty-Exit]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Botetourt County residents hit their supervisors with a lawsuit today --
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saying Exit 156 off Interstate 81 in Fincastle is NOT the place for a gas station and convenience store.
Neighbors say the exit is already dangerous and that V-DOT will take the land soon anyway.
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((JEAN COLLINS/BUS DRIVER: INTERSTATE 81, THE RAMPS NEED TO BE WIDENED. WE DON'T NEED TO BE BUYING THE SAME STATION TWICE WITH OUR TAX MONIES. MY TAX MONEY'S VERY IMPORTANT TO ME.))
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Collins kicked in 500 dollars to help hire attorney Ed Natt.
So far 14 residents have raised seven thousand dollars for legal fees.
The chairman of the board says supervisors did not do anything wrong.
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[Williamson-Road]


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The city took quick action this afternoon to protect Roanoke drivers from an old hotel and a wall that could come tumbling down.
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Engineers renovating the Shenandoah Hotel told city officials the hotel's east wall is not stable.
That's the wall that faces Williamson Road.
The engineers would NOT say how dangerous it is.
But the city acted quickly, closing a block of southbound Williamson between Salem and Campbell Avenues.
If you're driving south toward downtown, you'll have to take a right on Salem and go through the city market.
That block of Williamson will be closed for at least a week.
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[L'burg-Medevac]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Emergency medical help could be on the way to central Virginians a lot faster if one local lawmaker gets his way.

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[VO-NAT]
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State senator Steve Newman wants to bring a medivac helicopter to the Lynchburg area.
Newman wants the state to buy a new heavy- lift helicopter for the Chesterfield area, and Lynchburg would get Chesterfield's old helicopter.
Centra Health has offered to supply the medical personnel for the new chopper.
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[Recycled-Water]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=chr]
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Roanoke is taking back its offer of recycled water to residents.
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[VO-NAT]

[from 99-15 1:36:41]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Because of water restrictions, the city was offering recycled water at the Water Pollution Control Plant for irrigation purposes.
But due to limited response and concerns about safety at the site - which is under construction - the city will no longer offer recycled water at the site.
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The big screen is about to steamed up.
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Coming up - a look at the final Stanley Kubrick film that features one of Hollywood's hottest, real-life couples.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=135-4 3 8/6 2 2 2/2 4 14 24 28]


4-3-8

(four, three, eight)


Pick 4:
6-2-2-2

(six, two, two, two)


Cash 5:
2-4-14-24-28

(two, four, fourteen, twenty-four, twenty-eight)



[Eyes-Wide]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Eyes will be wide open when they watch the newest summer flick- Eyes Wide Shut-
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Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman play a New York Couple who seem to have it all but when Kidman's character reveals a secret passion they begin to unravel.
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Cruise's character descends into jealousy and obsession with temptation everywhere.
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The late Stanley Kubrick directed the film.
Last March Kubrick died suddenly just a few days after the actors saw the final cut.
The film opens this week.
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leave it to Nike to cash in whenever there is a chance to make a buck or two.
Yesterday Nike announced that it planning to market the "Brandi Bra" the sports bra that U.S. Women's soccer hero, Brandi Chastain made famous last Saturday.
Nike says it will be coming to a store near you within the next 45 days.
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((BYE BYE))

[S-Avalanche]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Salem Avalanche and Lynchburg Hillcats hooked up in game two of their current three game series last night at Salem Memorial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Hillcats vs. Avalanche; :00]


It was redneck night at the yard - you know no shoes, no shirt, no teeth, no problem!
Lynchburg on the other hand was a problem for the Avalanche early as Lee Evans hits a sacrifice fly to left in the top of the fourth. Eddie Furniss tags at third and beats the throw home to make it 3-to-nothing.
On the very next play, Rico Washington laces a double off the wall in right field.
[SUPER=37-Lynchburg/8/Salem/10;]

The extra base hit plates Derrick Lankford as the Hillcats take a 4-to-nothing lead. But Salem comes back with 7 runs in the 8th to win 10-to-8.
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((BYE BYE))



[S-Baseball]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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A couple of high schools in the area now officially have new head baseball coaches. Scooter Dunn, is the new head coach at George Washington high school in Danville. Some of you may remember he used to coach at Halifax County where he had some outstanding teams.
And Ronnie Haymoore is the new head baseball coach at Chatham.

[S-Terry]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-35]
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We may learn today whether Terry Holland is moving to Minnesota.


The University has officially offered the Va. Gentleman a 7 year $7 million dollar contract
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/1995; :00]


to leave UVa and come to Minneapolis and coach the Golden Gophers.
Wednesday reports surfaced saying he had accepted the job, but yesterday Holland said that just isn't true.
Holland hasn't coached college basketball since March of 1990 when the Cavs were knocked out of the NCAA tournament by Syracuse.
His wife Ann, a long time proponent of her husband getting back into coaching, accompanied him on his visit to Minn
esota Wednesday.
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[S-Games]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Commonwealth Games begin their weekend of action today as tennis, basketball and Cycling and other sports beginning throughout the area.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


While they are not competitors in the games, the staff working on the opening ceromony festivities at the Roanoke Civic center is working up a sweat carrying cables and setting up chairs. The numbers for the 10th annual Commonwealth Games are up at this point.
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Opening ceromonies begin tonight at 8 inside the Roanoke Civic Center coliseum.

[S-Cave]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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No coach wants an athlete who acts like a baby, but how about a baby that may some day be an athlete? How about two such infants?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Yesterday Cave Spring's head basketball and head football coaches each became new fathers as their wives gave birth within 90 minutes of each other, in the same hospital, using the same doctor.
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[SUPER=01-Ben Foutz/Cave Spring Football Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Billy Hicks/Cave Spring Basketball Coach; :18]
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[OUT Q=...pretty incredible."]
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[VO-NAT con't]


Both Hicks new son Dawson and Foutz's new daughter Alexandra are 21 inches long and within 6 ounzes of each other in weight.
Mom's Andrea and Sharee chose to stay off camera and let their husbands handle the TV work.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=Mike]
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Still to come on this Thursday night here on News 7,
[VO-NAT]


the top body builders and fitness folks in the world are statring to arrive in the valley for this weekend's Jan Jana classic. Steve Mason has a preview when we return.
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[S-Jan]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-38 1:23:37]
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69 Professional athletes from 20 countries are in town for this weekend's Jan Tana Bodybuilding and Fitness Classic.
Steve Mason has a preview of the eveent for us.
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[SUPER=01-Laura Mak/IFBB Pro Fitness Competitor; :05]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Lowe/IFBB Pro Fitness Competitor; :17]
[SUPER=01-Honore Cironte/62 Year Old Grandfather; :39]
[SUPER=01-J. J. Marsh/40 Year Old Bodybuilder; :47]
[SUPER=01-Robby Robinson/53 Year Old Masters Mr. Olympia; 1:00]
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((Those that think this bodybuilding show is just about brawn, think again. ((:))
She will join 25 other young ladies in the IFBB Jan Tana Pro Fitness Competition. ((:)) For the first time, Jan Tana is hosting the masters Mr. Olympia. Athletes range in age from 40 to over 60. The grandfather of the stage and at home is 62 years old. ((:)) ((:))
Perhaps no one puts age into perspective better than 53 year old bodybuilding legend Robby Robinson.))

[S-British]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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[GRAPHIC=BRITISH OPEN]


The first round of the British Open today produced some scores most of us can relate to. Mark O'Meara - 12 over, Tom Watson 11 over, Payen Stewart - 8 over, Sandy Lyle 14 over.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carnoustie, Scotland/ESPN; :00]


In fact no one is under par. Aussie Rodney Pampling, a former groundskeeper is at even par.
The cut may be as high 13 over par.
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=british]


Tiger Woods is just 3 over.

[Soccer-Team]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Sixteen girls from Roanoke hope to follow in the footsteps of the U-S Women's World Cup team.
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They're on their way to Sweden to play over 70 countries in the Gothia (GAH-thya) Cup.
They're all over 14. The Roanoke Stars will be participating in the largest youth soccer tournament in the world.
The team is looking to the U-S women's performance last weekend for inspiration.
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((LINDSAY LEFFLER/ CO-CAPTAIN: I THOUGHT IT WAS AMAZING. I'D LOVE TO DO THAT SOMEDAY. I'D LOVE TO BE BRANDY CHASTAIN WITH THAT WINNING GOAL RIGHT THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Lindsay Leffler/ Co-Captain]
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[OUT Q=there.]
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The team will travel Europe for 17 days and play another tournament in Denmark.
The Stars are full of energy which makes their coach happy ....and a little nervous.
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((LANG WEDEMEYER/ COACH: I'M A LITTLE WORRIED ABOUT HOW I'M GOING TO HANDLE ALL 16 OF THESE GIRLS. BUT I'M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Lang Wedemeyer/Coach]
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[OUT Q=to it.]
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The Stars will also meet up with the Roanoke boys team at the tournament in Sweden.
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