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[WRITER=eea]
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Up next on News 7 at 11...
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[VO-NAT]


Rescue workers are giving up hope of finding John F. Kennedy Junior alive.
A ship from Virginia is on the way to help searchers locate the wreckage.
And rain, hail, trees and powerlines were falling as Roanoke is hit by a strong summer storm.
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News 7 at 11 is up next. [Open]
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[Kennedy-Missing]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Search]


John F. Kennedy Junior, his wife and her sister are now presumed dead.
The rescue operation shifted focus tonight.
Drew Levinson has the latest.
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[IN Q=After an intensive]
[SUPER=03-Martha's Vineyard;]
[SUPER=01-Rear Adm. Larrabee/U.S. Coast Guard;]
[SUPER=03-Hyannisport, MA;]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News]
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((AFTER AN INTENSIVE TWO DAY SEARCH, OFFICIALS CONCEDED LATE SUNDAY THAT JOHN F-KENNEDY JUNIOR, HIS WIFE AND SISTER.. ARE LIKELY DEAD.

(SOT) Rear Adm. Richard Larrabee/COAST GUARD


"We are going to shift, and I say shift very purposely, from our focus on search and rescue to search and recovery."
EARLIER IN THE EVENING, A SONAR-EQUIPPED SHIP HEADED TO AN AREA OFF MARTHA'S VINEYARD WHERE SEARCHERS THOUGHT THEY HAD PICKED UP AN UNDERWATER SIGNAL FROM AN EMERGENCY LOCATOR TRANSMITTER. THAT WAS NOT THE CASE.
LOCATOR: HYANNISPORT, MA
FAMILY MEMBERS REMAINED AT THE KENNEDY COMPOUND IN HYANNISPORT FOR A SECOND DAY.. WAITING FOR WORD.. ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE NATION.. ON THE FATE OF JFK JUNIOR, HIS WIFE, AND SISTER IN-LAW.
SEVERAL FAMILY MEMBERS INCLUDING ETHEL KENNEDY TOOK A BOAT RIDE IN NANTUCKET SOUND.
AS HOPE FOR FINDING SURVIVORS DWINDLED, MANY AMERICANS.. INCLUDING NEIGHBORS IN HYANNISPORT EXPRESSED DISBELIEF THAT TRAGEDY HAD STRUCK YET ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE KENNEDY CLAN.

(SOT) 12:30:44 No Super "Tragedy can strike this family over and over

again. It's a wonder how they remain so close and so strong.

(SOT) 12:43:36 No Super "He had so much to offer and I was wondering

if politics was one the horizon. You know, just wonder it all."

(STAND-UP:DREW LEVINSON/REPORTING)))


[Norfolk]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=net]
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Some high tech help is on the way to the search area from Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk, VA;]


The Navy rescue and salvage ship U.S.S. Grasp left the Little Creek Amphibious base in Norfolk around noon, carrying a special remote-controlled underwater probe with it.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=we're loading an]

((LT. COMMANDER ERIC ANDERSON/USS GRASP; WE'RE LOADING AN INSTRUMENT THAT GIVES US THE ABILITY TO DO UNDERWATER INVESTIGATION WITHOUT SENDING DIVERS DOWN ... ONCE WE HAVE DEFINITELY IDENTIFIED THE WRECKAGE WE WANT TO RECOVER, WE'LL SEND DIVERS TO THE BOTTOM TO STRAP THE PIECES OF THE WRECKAGE AND WE'LL LIFT THEM UP ON THE DECK))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Com. Eric Anderson/USS Grasp;]
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[OUT Q=on the deck]
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[VO-NAT]


The Grasp has been part of several high profile rescue and recovery missions, including the crash of TWA flight 800.
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[Chappaquidick]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=net]
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It was 30 years ago today that Senator Edward Kennedy's car plunged off a small bridge in Chappaquidick on Martha's Vineyard.
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[SUPER=04-File Tape]

Edward survived the crash but his companion Mary Jo Kopechne drowned. Kennedy came under fire for not reporting the accident until 10 hours later when a boy found the car. He claimed that he could not recall how he escaped the sinking vehicle, saying that he "repeatedly dove" in an attempt to save the woman. He was later charged with leaving the scene of an accident but could not legally be held responcible for the Kopenchne's death.
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[11:00pm] [07/18/1999]
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A severe thunderstorm roared through parts of Roanoke late this afternoon.
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As temperatures dropped more than 20 degrees, the thunderstorm brought driving rain, frequent lightning strikes, and pea sized hail.
Wind gusts near 40 miles an hour knocked down trees and power lines. The damage you see here is at the corner of Terrace and Vernon Road in the Raleigh Court area.
The heavy downpour overloaded the storm drain system in some places, flooding some city streets.
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[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Gun-Show]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-31 08:41]
[GRAPHIC=Gun Control]


Virginia State Police are on patrol at gun shows throughout the Commonwealth.
And as Joy Sutton reports they are helping to deter illegal activity.
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[IN Q=Many people]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rolfe Grubb/VA State Police; :13]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Cochran/Gun Dealer; :27]
[SUPER=01-Dick Clark/Gun Dealer; :43]
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((Many people go to gun shows to buy, sell, and trade their weapons.
But making sure guns don't get into the wrong hands is one of the reasons why State Police patrol the shows.
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[SOT 16:00]
[IN Q=We're trying to do]

((ROLE GRUBB/VA STATE POLICE: WE'RE TRYING TO DO MORE TO MAKE SURE THE RIGHT PEOPLE ARE BUYING GUNS AND THAT THERE IS NO CRIMINAL ACTIVITY GOING ON))
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[OUT Q=going on]


Grubb says there have been times when a dealer has warned him of someone trying to make an illegal purchase.
But after noticing Trooper Grubb watching nearby they left the gun show.
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[SOT 00:06:52]
[IN Q=I can guarantee, a uniformed]

((JERRY COCHRAN/GUN DEALER: I CAN GUARANTEE, A UNIFORMED PRESENCE WOULD MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE ON SOMEONE WANTED TO BRING IN SOMETHING ILLEGAL))
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[OUT Q=illegal]


Gun Dealer Dick Clark says having State Police around has also been a big help in assisting with instant background checks and answering legal questions.
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[SOT 00:43]
[IN Q=Virginia state]

((DICK CLARK/GUN DEALER: VIRGINIA STATE POLICE HAS THE ACCESS INTO FBI RECORD, SECRET SERVICE RECORDS. ALL THE RECORDS THEY NEED TO GO INTO TO GIVE AN INSTANT BACKGROUND CHECK. THIS HAS WORKED WELL FOR ALL THE DEALERS HERE IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA WE ALL BACK IT))
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And if there is a problem with a background check a dealer can ask State Police to help by searching the buyers record to determine what is preventing them from getting approved.
State Police say they want to continue improving their efforts of deterring crime at gun shows, and are hoping to soon have a booth at the shows to process all of the instant background checks.
Joy Sutton, News-7, Salem.))

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A motorcycle accident this afternoon on I-81 leaves two people seriously injured.
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[VO-NAT]
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State Police say a vehicle traveling in the left hand lane on I-81 northbound stopped abruptly, turning left into the crossover to change directions.
This forced other vehicles including several motorcycles to hit the brakes.
That's when one of the motorcycles started to flip, injuring a man and woman from Pennsylvania.
The suspect vehicle did not stop but proceed to travel southbound.
State Police are now trying to find the driver and they say charges are pending.
At this time State Police say they believe the suspect vehicle may have been a v-dot vehicle.
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[Homeless-Shelter]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[WRITER=jsu]
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One Body Building Champion who attended the Jan Tana Body Fitness Classic spent his last day in Roanoke giving food to those in need.
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[VO-NAT]
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Darren Meade donated 24-thousand pounds of food to the Rescue Mission of Roanoke.
For Meade not having food to eat is something he can relate to.
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[SOT 00:06:25]
[IN Q=I was homeless]

((DARREN MEADE/FORMER BODY BUILDING CHAMPION: I WAS HOMELESS FOR ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF MYSELF. SO THIS TOUCHES ME DEEPLY. IT IS ONE OF THE REASON WE'RE HERE ACTUALLY, HOPING IF ANYONE IS DOWN AND WANTS TO KNOW IF THEY CAN COME UP, THEY CAN))
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[VO-NAT]


Some of the kids staying at the shelter got limo rides around the block.
Mead and Body Fitness Classic Promoter Jan Tana also ate lunch with families staying at the shelter.
The Rescue Mission says the donation will provide about three months worth of food.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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It's a racy web site that has some officals saying pay up.
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[VO-NAT]

Coming up in this week's webwatch see why webcams are causing so much fuss for one site.
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[WebWatch]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=WebWatch 16:52:04]
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If you're still not sure how Roanoke city water restrictions affect you, the answer is on the web.
And Florida officials say a strip club is a strip club, whether it's on the street, or online.
Details in tonight's webwatch.
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[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=WDBJ-7-dot-com]

(( [intro]
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Roanoke City takes it's water alert to the web with a special water conservation information site.
The page will give you the current level at Carvins Cove during the week.
It tells you EXACTLY what you CAN and CAN'T use water for, and ways to save.
And remember you can check the latest rainfall at Carvin's Cove by looking up Guage 1103 on the Botetourt County IFLOWS map.

A racy internet site is in trouble in the REAL world. Voyeur Dorm advertises college coeds and a house full of 24-hour-a-day webcams. The actual house is located in Tampa, Florida, where officials say it has to obtain the same adult buisness license as local strip clubs if it's going to stay in business. The site's owners are appealing the decision... it could set a precedent for government regulation of internet business.

Running out to the store for stamps may be a thing of the past soon. The Post Office is almost finished testing a program that allows you to buy postage online, and print the stamp directly onto an envelope.
Several small business are using the sustem... it could be available nation-wide by the end of the summer.

For links to these sites, click on Webwatch on the WDBJ website, at WDBJ 7-dot-com.))[Feedback]


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Stories about a local politician who spanked a child triggered viewer response this week..
Assignment editor Joe McKean has more on this week's feedback.
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[OUT Q=McKean, News-7.]


((House of Delegates candidate Al Bedrosian is getting a couple of pats on the back from our viewers for giving a swat on the backside to a rambunctious child in a hospital waiting room.
A viewer from Elliston wrote: "All too frequently, children are allowed to misbehave without any of the consequences. If the parent of the child and clinic employees had taken no action to control the child and the child's actions endangered other children and/or patients, then Mr. Bedrosian was well within his rights to protect his children...I also believe that spankings, and I am not referring to child abuse, never hurt anyone."
And one from Floyd County said: "While I've never spanked a child I've seen many that I would like to have spanked...He didn't abuse that child, he corrected it. The main reason we have children killing other children is because they have not been corrected."
But a woman from Lynchburg had a different viewpoint.
"I have been in areas of many places where there have been children misbehaving and not being corrected and I have wanted to say something myself, but common sense tells you that you do not touch anyone else's child. He could have easily told the nurse or receptionist and they would have spoken to the parent. Or he could have walked to another area. I am sure everyone has witnessed children misbehaving many times but you use your head to know what not to do."
Here's what to do if you'd like to comment on issues in the news.
The mailing address is P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
To send a fax, dial 540-343-7269.
E-mail should go to news@wdbj7.com.
And our website, wdbj7.com, has a moderated on-line forum.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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For most children it's a dream to go to Disney World.
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[VO-NAT]

Coming up in this week's Virginia Profile, we'll introduce you to a young girl who had this special dream come true because of the Make A Wish Foundation.
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[Virginia-Profile]


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Disney World is a grand vacation escape for many people... but for one Franklin County girl, a trip there is a dream come true.
The Make-A-Wish foundation made this kind of trip possible for a three year old cancer patient.
In this week's Virginia Profile, Tina Tenret shows us what's special about Lillie.
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[SOT]
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((
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[SOT 18:45:01]
[IN Q=COME HERE]

((LILLIE SMITH: THAT'S ME!)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=SEE MY PICTURES]


Lillie Smith's grandfather was there two years ago when doctors found a tumor in the infant's stomach.
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[SOT 18:49:38]
[IN Q=That's you]

((LILLIE SMITH: THAT'S YOU, YES IT IS, HOLDING ME AGAIN.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=HOLDING ME AGAIN]


She underwent chemotherapy and surgery.
The tumor's still there but for now, the cancer's in remission.
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[SOT 18:15:34]
[IN Q=It is rough]

((LORRIE SMITH/LILLIE'S MOTHER: IT IS ROUGH BUT WE'RE THANKFUL WE EVEN GOT HER BECAUSE WE DIDN'T THINK WE'D HAVE HER. SO EVERY DAY'S SPECIAL.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=EVERY DAY'S SPECIAL]


Then, along came the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a non-profit group that makes sick children smile.
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[SOT 18:13:14]
[SOT 17:05:15]
[IN Q=THEY CAME]

((LORRIE SMITH/LILLIE'S MOTHER: THEY CAME TO THE HOUSE FROM RICHMOND AND TOLD HER SHE COULD HAVE ANY WISH SHE WANTED AND SHE TOLD THEM SHE WANTED TO GO SEE MICKEY MOUSE. BUTT BUTT BUTT LILLIE SMITH: THAT'S MICKEY AND MINNIE AND ME AND BUBBA!)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=Bubba]


Local schoolchildren and community groups helped raise money for Lillie's trip.
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[SOT 18:13:25]
[SOT 18:37:48]
[SOT 16:54:58]

((LORRIE SMITH/LILLIE'S MOTHER: THEY PAID FOR EVERYTHING. THEY BROUGHT A LIMO TO OUR HOUSE, TOOK US TO THE AIRPORT AND PAID FOR ALL OUR AIRFARE. BUTT BUTT BUTT MAURICE SMITH/LILLIE'S FATHER: SHE WAS SCARED OF SOME OF THE ANIMALS BUT AS LONG AS SHE HAD HER DADDY THERE BESIDE HER, SHE WOULD GO OVER AND TAKE A PICTURE WITH THEM. BUTT BUTT BUTT TINA TENRET/NEWS7: WHO'S THIS? LILLIE SMITH: DADDY!!)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=DADDY]


Lillie must still go every three months for a battery of blood tests, an MRI, and a CATSCAN.
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[IN Q=]

((LORRIE SMITH/MOTHER: THER'ES YOU, GETTING MORE TREATMENTS DONE. LILLIE SMITH: YUP.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=YUP]
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[SOT 18:20:41]
[IN Q=Is that painful]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: IS THAT PAINFUL FOR A CHILD? LORRIE SMITH/MOTHER: SOME, BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO STICK HER, PUT AN IV IN HER, AND SHE'S THERE ALL DAY LONG AND IT'S ROUGH ON HER. TAKES A LOT OUT OF HER, AND IT SCARES HER.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=AND IT SCARES HER]


But ask her about it --
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[SOT 18:02:43]
[IN Q=What happened in that picture]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: WHAT HAPPENED IN THAT PICTURE? WHO IS THAT? LILLIE SMITH: THAT'S ME! TENRET: AND WHAT HAPPENED THEN? LILLIE SMITH: I GOT SICK RIGHT THERE.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=right there]


And she shrugs it off for more important things.
After all, this girl's got Mickey on her mind.
Tina Tenret News7 ))





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On a day and a game made for the big screen, New York yankees pitcher David Cone threw a perfect game on Yogi Berra day at Yankee Stadium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]

Joe Torre presented Yogi with a 1998 championship ring. Berra CAUGHT the first pitch, thrown by Don larsen, who threw a perfect game for the Yankees in the 56 world series.
Cone then went out and did the same. He retired all 27 batters he faced as the Yankees defeated the Montreal Expos 6-zip. Cone did not have a three ball count the entire game.
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((DAVID CONE/THROWS MLB'S 14TH PERFECT GAME:))
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[WRITER=zme]
[TAPE#=37]
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Due to the bad weather last night, the Avs treated the fans to a double dip.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-03: Salem- Blue Rocks vs Avalanche]

Game 1 went into the bottom of the 9th knotted at 3 when Miguel Correa sparked an old-fashion rally with this chopper to right.
Then, next batter, Jody Gerut copies Correa sending this shot to the same [SUPER=37-Salem/4/Wilmington/3;]place. He pu

shes Correa to second, setting up John Lindsey. Lindsey ends the game with a rip past the first baseman. 4-3 was the final in Game 1.
Lets go to game two where the Avs show off some defense. Here Dave [SUPER=37-Salem/4/Wilmington/1;]Willis goes deep t

o left and wants second base, but Avs leftfielder Mark Hamlin says NO WAY! He nails Willis with the beautiful one hopper to second. The Avs win 4-1.
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[S-Holland]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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In college basketball, University of Virginia athletic director terry Holland has not accepted the head coachin
g position at Minnesota at this time. A report from the Charlottesville Dailey Progress today quoted Holland as saying

...." I am intrigued by the offer but I see nothing that says this is what Terry Holland should do. He went on to say..." I have been looking for some sign, but all the signs seem to be pointing to Virginia. The time table is not good right now, I don't see myself doing it right now. " Holland spent the weekend at the ACC athletic director's meeting in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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[vo-nat]
[super=Charlottesville; :00]
minnesota men's athletic director Dr. mark Dienhart relased a statement just 10 minutes a go saying...that he and Terr

y..." concluded that as he continues to evaluate the possiblilty of returing to the coaching profession, that I needed to move ahead with our search.

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[WRITER=sma]
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Appomattox native Faber Jamerson won today's Virginia State Open golf championship in Williamsburg. The 22 year old f

ired a final round 70 and beat his nearest challenger by eight strokes. he finished 11 under par.[S-British]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-32 2:02:09]
[GRAPHIC=British Open]


While Frenchman Sean Van DeFelde was falling apart, Scotland's Paul Lawrie was completed the biggest comeback in the history of golf's majors as he won the British Open troday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carnoustie, Scotland/ABC; :00]


Lawrie, Justin Leonard and that guy, van defelde, who had it all but rapped up, went to a four hole playoff after Van DeFelde crumbled. He needed justa double bogey on 18 to capture the Open. But he fired a triple bodgey and had to make a putt to make the playoff.
Lawrie rallied from 10 strokes down to shoot a 4 under 67 to make the playoff. He then beat Leonard and tthe frenchman with birdies on the final two playoff holes to win.
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[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-43 1:40:49]
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The Craftsman truck series did a excellent job of filling the Winston Cup void today in a down to the wire finish at Nazareth
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nazareth, PA; :00]

in the NAPA AutoCare 200 at Nazareth Speedway in Pennsylvania. The caution flag drops on this lap as Jay Sauter and Ron Hornaday are among several cars caught up in a spin.
But Greg Biffle stayed trouble free and would win his fourth race of the season in the Grainger Ford.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="We]

((GREG BIFFLE/3RD WIN IN LAST 5 RACES:))
[SUPER=01-Greg Biffle/Third Win in Last Five Races; :00]
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[OUT Q=....1-2 today"]
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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Still to come, we will tell you why overa dozen mascots invaded salem memorial stadium this weekend,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-]


and softball and the commonwealth games have becomea family affair for a Buena Vista bunch, stay with us.
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[S-Mascot]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-36 1:49:49]
[GRAPHIC=pierre paiment]


Former Roanoke Express general manager Pierre Paiement unveiled his new business this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]

Modern Sports Entertainement and it's overflow of mascots turned out at Salem memorial. 15 fuzzy friends were on hand to kick off the new mascot company. MSE organizes and promotes pro sports and companies with mascot entertainment.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="for me]

((PIERRE PAIEMENT/MODERN SPORTS ENT. OWNER:))
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[OUT Q=...for the future"]
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[S-Clark]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-31 1:57:50]
[GRAPHIC=Commonwealth Games]


Softball was one of a few sports that nearly took over the now concluded Commonwealth Games.
Denise Allen has more on a Buena Vista family who couldn't be happier.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Linda Clark/C. R. Softball; :16]
[SUPER=01-Dean Clark/Clark's Son; :30]
[super=01-Lorrie Harris/Clark's Daughter; :47]
[super=01-Delmas Clark/C. R. Softball; 1:14]
[super=01-Lisa Carter/Clark's Daughter; 1:31]
[super=01-Leslie Clark/Clark's Daughter; 1:38]
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[OUT Q= News 7 Sports]


((At 53 Linda Clark has been playing softball for 41 years. After she married husband Delmas joined her on the diamond.
And when the children got older Lisa, Dean, Lorrie and Leslie followed suit.
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Delmas soon took on the role as coach.
An injury sidelined Dean and Lorrie moved to Yorktown with her husband.
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A few years ago Delmas decided to retire from the game.
Last September he was diagnosed with Colon and prostate cancer, the family and the rest of the team rallied around him and convinced him to come back to the diamond.
The games are a needed diversion from the five day a week cancer treatments.
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Denise Allen News 7 Sports. ))

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A British design team created a masterpiece for the setting of a performance.. that breathes new life into death.


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The stage features a giant skeleton representing Death.. with his boney fingers opening the Book of Life.
The floating spectacle was introduced at Austria's 54th Bregenz Arts Festival.. where this interpretation of Guiseppe Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera" is winning rave reviews.
Audiences watch from a semicircular seating area on the shore of Lake Constance, where the set is floating.
The opera is a romantic thriller and tells the story of a Swedish King who is killed by his best friend at a masquerade ball.
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