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Coming up on News 7-
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A jury reaches a verdict in the rape trial of Jim Druckenmiller. The verdict and reaction coming up.
A mass tonight to mourn JFK Junior-
Tatoos and body piercing may be cool for some- but we'll tell you why the fad is affecting blood donations.
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News 7 is next.
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((JIM DRUCKENMILLER: I'M RELIEVED AND ITS TIME TO PLAY FOOTBALL.))
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[VO-NAT]


Former Virginia Tech quarterback Jim Druckenmiller reacts after a jury finds him NOT guilty of rape.
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[Druckenmiller]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The jury reached its decision after deliberating only an hour.
Druckenmiller NOT only expressed relief but also vented rage against the prosecutor who delivered today's closing arguments.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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(( Jim Druckenmiller has maintained, from the beginning, he did NOT take advantage of a college student, earlier this year, when the two had sex at a house in Blacksburg.
The jury that heard the evidence, apparently agreed
Upon leaving the courthouse, the foreman of the group said, quote "the man's innocent-- the evidence just wasn't there".
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((JIM DRUCKENMILLER: THIS IS A TOUGH LESSON AND A VALUABLE LESSON, DID I DO ANYTHING, WRONG, NO, I THINK WE JUST FOUND THAT OUT.))
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The young woman told police, back in March, Druckenmiller raped her while she was passed out.
The former Virginia Tech quarterback, who was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers, did NOT take the stand but told police, in a taped statement that was played for the jury, he thought she was awake.
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((JIM DRUCKENMILLER: I THINK WE FOUND ONE THING OUT THROUGHOUT THIS TRIAL, WE FOUND, THERE'S A VERY VICIOUS MAN UP THERE, I THINK, SKIP, HIMSELF, TURNED OUT TO BE THE PREDATOR, AND IT JUST AMAZED YOU HOW SOMEONE CAN HAVE A PERSONAL VENDETTA OVER NOTHING OR SOMEONE YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW.))
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((SKIP SCHWAB/MONTGOMERY CO. ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR: I WASN'T THE ONE THAT WENT DOWN WHERE A GIRL WHO'D THROWN UP TWICE PUT IN THERE TO SLEEP IT OFF, HE WAS. Are you offended at all. NO, NOT AT ALL, YOU'VE GOT TO CONSIDER WHERE ITS COMING FROM.))
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The young woman who brought the charges did NOT comment after court-- nor did her parents.
Assistant commonwealth's attorney, Peggy Frank, helped prosecute the case.
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((SHE NEVER WAVERED IN WHAT SHE TOLD US AND I CAN'T SAY HOW MUCH I ADMIRE HER FOR PUTTING HERSELF ON THE STAND AND GOING THROUH WHAT SHE'S GONE THROUGH.))
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Druckenmiller will not have to worry about an appeal...prosecutors say the jury's verdict, in this case, is final. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Christiansburg.))



[JFK-Burial]


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[anchor tag!!!]
Bagpipes- one of the traditional sounds of Ireland for a member of perhaps America's most famous Irish-American family.
Jennifer Jones has more as JFK, Jr. was buried at sea today- His life celebrated at church tonight.
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((It was a very public good-bye, for a man who valued privacy. Hundreds gathered in New York's Old St. Patrick's Cathedral for a memorial service in honor of the lives of John F. Kennedy Junior, his wife Carolyn and her sister Lauren Bessette.

The mourners included members of the Shriver family and mourners from all different faiths... All celebrating a man who never failed to say "hello" to anyone. The service in New York-- where Carolyn and John lived-- followed a somber funeral at sea. Less than a day -- after the bodies of the three were recovered, the families returned to the Atlantic-- to say good-bye.
Led by Senator Edward Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, the families boarded a Coast Guard cutter for the ride to the USS Briscoe. From there, the giant missile cruiser set sail to a spot a few miles off the coast of Martha's Vineyard - near the site of the plane crash that claimed their lives. A flag was lowered to half-mast as fifteen family members gathered on the stern of the Navy ship-- and watched the ashes -- cast into the open waters.))
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Autopsy reveals that JFK Junior, Caroline Besette Kennedy and Lauren Besette were killed on impact when the plane crashed.
The medical examiner says they died of multiple trauma injuries.
[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey [WX1] [11:00pm] [07/22/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE

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NASA hopes the third time will be the charm-
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The space shuttle Columbia is ready to go for a 12:24 am launch.
You're looking at a live picture from Cape Canaveral.
If all goes as planned, Commander Eileen Collins will be the first female commander of a U-S shuttle mission.
Stormy weather delayed launch early this morning- and Tuesday a faulty sensor reading put off the launch.
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[WXPRO/FULL]FLORIDA RADAR WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Jennings]


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A Roanoke man who murdered his ex- wife apologized for the crime today, as he was sentenced to life in prison.
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Michael Jennings was arrested a year ago, in the hours after Wanda Jennings was stabbed to death in her Northeast Roanoke home.
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The couple had married, divorced and reconciled before Wanda Jennings ended their relationship a week before the murder.
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((MICHAEL JENNINGS/DEFENDANT: JUDGE, I'M VERY SORRY FOR WHAT I'VE DONE. I KNOW I HAVE TO OWN THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY ACTIONS. IF I COULD GO BACK AND DO IT AGAIN, I CERTAINLY WOULD NOT SEE IT GO THIS WAY.))
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Jennings has a lengthy criminal history, including bank robberies in the mid- 70s, but his attorney said Jennings had stayed out of trouble since his release from prison in 1980.
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Prosecutors argued the vicious nature of the crime and the defendant's record justified a life sentence... and that's the punishment Judge Jonathan Apgar imposed.

[Murder-Suicide]


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A man and woman found dead yesterday had a personal relationship that apparently went sour.
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[VO-NAT]
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The bodies of Rebecca Ann King and Frank Van Mullins were found in the Camelot Apartments in Pulaski County.
The 39 year old Dublin woman went to his apartment yesterday morning to drop off some sort of document.
As soon as King arrived, Mullins jerked her inside, locked the door, shot her and then shot himself with a large caliber handgun.
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The two had been co-workers at New River Castings.

[Juvenile-Corrections]


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A 16-year old died in one of Virginia's juvenile prisons more than three months ago.
Now the medical examiner is calling the death accidental.
The autopsy report says Manassas teen Wallace Dandridge had a heart attack, caused by acute stress and suffocation.
The Gilmore administration is turning the report over to Chesterfield County's Commonwealth's Attorney.
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[VO-NAT]
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He will decide if criminal charges are warranted.
Today's report leaves open the question of whether the department's new physical restraint techniques could be at fault.
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[Tax-Cuts]


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How would you like to have lower taxes?
If Republicans have their way you will.
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House Republicans prevailed in Washington- passing a 10-year, 792 billion dollar tax cut.
The legistlation would lower income tax rates for every American.
It would phase out the estate tax, reduce the so called Marriage penalty- and cut the capital gains tax.
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((REP. SCOTT MCINNIS/R- COLORADO: IT'S THOSE WORKING MEN AND WORKING WOMEN OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY WHO PROVIDED THE SURPLUS AND BY GOSH THEY'RE ENTITLED TO HAVE SOME OF IT BACK.)) [BUTT TO 16:38:54] ((REP. RICHARD GEPHARDT/D- MISSOURI: THIS IS DISASTROUS! IN TERMS OF MIDDLE CLASS AMERICANS.THIS IS RISKY.))
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Republicans passed the bill after agreeing to make progress reducing the national debt.
President Clinton promises to veto the bill-
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Some people at Smith Mountain Lake say the water's too low but they're not blaming mother nature.
Coming up, we'll tell you where they're pointing the finger.
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[VO-NAT]


And find out why the trends of some young people are cutting the blood donation supply.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey guys this is Mike Stevens is the News 7 sports office with local golf, NASACR signings, College football happenings, pro football beginnings, and Avalanche highlights from Salem. It's all coming up in a few minutes here on the Big 7.))

[SML-Levels]


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Smith Mountain Lake residents say the power company is hurting them.
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They say the power company is letting too much water flow downstream through the dam instead of keeping it in Smith Mountain Lake.
Boats are running aground on sandbars that are usually underwater.
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((DAN PHILLIPS/LAKE RESIDENT: WE'VE DEVELOPED A PETITION. ONE OF THE THINGS WE'VE ASKED FOR IS FOR THEM TO EITHER MAINTAIN THE LAKE AT PROPER LEVELS OR MARK THE AREAS THAT ARE DANGEROUS FOR BOATERS.))
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A-E-P says lake agencies are responsible for marking shallow parts.
And they say downstream industries need the water just as much as Smith Mountain Lake -- the big Lane Furniture plant, for example, or the state fish hatchery that stocks local lakes with catfish and stripers.
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((MIKE THACKER/AEP: WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO AT SMITH MOUNTAIN IS MANAGE THE PROJECT FOR EVERYBODY'S BENEFIT. UNFORTUNATELY WE CAN'T MAXIMIZE THAT RIGHT NOW BECAUSE OF RAINFALL.))
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A-E-P officials are already releasing less water out of Smith Mountain Lake because of the drought.
Now, they say, only rain will make the lake levels rise.
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[Williamson-Road]


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Drivers in downtown Roanoke will have to keep taking detours around a part of Williamson Road for at least another week and a half.
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[from tape 99-25 at 47:24]
A block of southbound Williamson will remain closed while work continues inside the old Shenandoah Hotel.
Last week the city closed that stretch of road, afraid the hotel's east wall might cave in.
Engineers renovating the building are reinforcing the structure.
Williamson Road will stay closed until those engineers can assure the city that the wall won't fall.
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[Blood-Donations]


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Blood donations are down in the Roanoke Valley - it happens every summer. But thre are some young people turned away from donating because they've followed a fad- Intern Reporter Juliet Bickford has the story.
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(( Anyone who's gotten a tattoo or body piercing in the past year can't donate blood. With no state regulations governing such practices--the Red Cross says it can't trust every operation.
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((DI MYERS/PHLEBOTOMIST:WHETHER THEY USE NEW NEEDLES VERSUS NEEDLES THAT HAVE BEEN PUT IN AN AUTOCLAVE BECAUSE OF THE CHANCE OF HEPATITIS.))
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Many parlors have self-imposed regulations such as a new needle for every customer and an autoclave -or sterilizer - that is evaluated monthly for effectiveness. One local tattoo artist says the Red Cross has the right idea.
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((JOE HEGARTY/ TATTOO ARTIST: I CAN SEE WHERE THE RED CROSS WOULD HAVE TO USE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IN WHAT THEY'RE DOING BECAUSE THEY CAN'T ENSURE THE SAFETY OF OTHER PEOPLE GETTING TATTOOS.))
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The restrictions don't have profound effects on most blood drives--but it affects the amount of young people who donate.
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((JULIET BICKFORD/ REPORTING: THE RED CROSS SAYS HIGH SCHOOLS AND COLLEGE BLOOD DRIVES ARE BIG SUPPLIERS IN THIS AREA.
THE STUDENTS ARE ALSO THE MOST LIKELY TO HAVE NEW TATTOOS.))
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Juliet Bickford, News 7, Roanoke.))
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The Red Cross will allow people with piercings to donate if they secure documentation that the procedure was sterile.


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Also coming up on the Newscast tonight-
IT was the place to go for biscuits and gravy at 2-am- Now this late night restaurant is closing.
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[VO-NAT]


and News 7's Ellen Qualls is ready for Woodstock 99- She'll have a preview from Rome, New York.
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[lotto]
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NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
8-7-2

(eight, seven, two)


Pick 4:
9-5-6-1

(nine, five, six, one)


Cash 5:
1-9-18-31-32

(one, nine, eighteen, thirty-one, thirty-two)




[Little-Chef]


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It's been serving up big helpings of its famous sausage gravy for 50 years ...
But tomorrow the Little Chef will serve its last meal.
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Gary's Little Chef Restaurant was a Roanoke late-night landmark.
Owners Gary and Debbie Nimer (NY-mer) say they'll always remember the customers... escpecially those who came after partying until the early morning.
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((DEBBIE NIMER: A LOT OF PARTY PEOPLE COMING IN, THEN WHEN YOU FEED THEM THEY GET QUIET.))
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The Nimers say Little Chef could NOT compete with big chain restaurants.
It will close after serving lunch tomorrow.
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[Woodstock]


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Rome, New York is home to a backup landing site for the space shuttle...
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[VO-WOODSTOCK OPEN]
But this week's cosmic activity is all about music, as Woodstock 99 brings a new generation of fans to town.
News 7's Ellen Qualls takes us there..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beara, OH;:00]


The Cleveland Browns opened their first training camp as a new franchise yesterday with head coach Chris Palmer at the helm.
First round draft pick Tim Couch who agreed to a contract even before the draft was one of 7 Browns' draft picks in uniform. All but two of the draft choices are in camp and expectations are high.
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((BYE BYE))

[S-Avalanche]


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After getting rained out Wednesday evening the Avlance and Kinston Indian got together last night in the Salem Memorial yard to play two.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Kinston vs. Salem; :00]


The beautiful people were in the house last night on the observation deck checking things out.
In the opening game they got to see Jerome Alivizo hit a grand slam to key the 5-to-3 win in the 7th.
In the nightcap, Kinston's would come back as Casey Smith singles to center to chase home Jason Fitzgerald to make it a 2-to-nothing game in favor of the Indians.
Still in the fourth with two outs, Osmany Santana would also single to center and
[SUPER=37-Kinston/6/Salem/0/Game Two;]

plate Billy Munoz from second. Kinston takes game two ___ to __. Salem's lead in the North remains at one game.
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[S-Stuff]


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During the 17th stage of the Tour De France yesterday Lance Armstrong all but wrapped up the title.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bordeaux, France/ESPN; :00]


Belgium sprinter Tom Steels won the stage yesterday, with Robbie McEwen second and Erik Zabel third.
Armstrong, who has been amazing the entire race came in 51st in yesterday's 125 mile ride in the Bordeaux wine country.
The race finished Sunday in Paris, about 250 miles of riding remain, and his lead is still over 6 minutes.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/Yankees-MLB;]


In the big leagues yesterday afternoon the Yankees beat the Devil Rays 5-to-4 thanks in part to Bernie Williams 15th homer of the year. The two run shot of Rick White plated Derek Jeter. The Yankees are now 57 and 37.
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/MLB-Reds;]


And in Cincinnati this afternoon Mark McGwire hit his 33rd homerun of the season as the Cardinals beat the Reds 6-to-5. It's McGwires's 490th career homer and it now means that he has homered in each of the 34 major league ball parks in which he has played.
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[S-Hoops]


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The USA men's basketball team beat Puerto Rico last night 115-to-76 in San Juan, to finish the second round unbeaten and become the number seed in the semi-finals of this qualifying tournament that will eventually place teams in the 2000 olympic games.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Juan, Puerto Rico/TNT; :00]


The USA was on the money last night as 7 different players hit in double figures including Gary Payton, Steve Smith, Tim Duncan and Vin Baker who gets this jam off the Tim Hardaway feed.
[SUPER=33-USA/115/Puerto Rico/76;]


The Puerto Ricans made it a game in the first half with some spectacular plays.
But Payton put them in their place. USA 115 and Puerto Rico 76.
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[S-Hendrick]


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Two time Winston Cup champ Terry Labonte says he plans to stay with Hendrick Motorsports the rest of his career.
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[VO-NAT]


Tonight he solidified his position with that team by signing a three year contract extension that will keep him with Hendrick at least through the year 2003.
Labonte has 21 career wins and the Iron Man has started a Cup record 620 straight races.
In one other Hendrick note, on Monday we told you about Mike Holigan home builders entering NASCAR as a sponsor on the 25 car.
Reports now indicate that sponsorship may be the biggest in NASCAR history - worth at least $9 million dollars a season.
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[talent=mike]
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The Busch Grand National drivers are at Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs this weekend. They will race on Saturday. To

night they qualified. Dave Blaney won the pole, Dale Junior was 12th and Matt Kenseth 7th.[S-Fame]


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Fred Widdowson has the lead after the first round of the Roanoke Valley senior's hall of fame event.
Widdowson shot a 69 on his home course at Blue Hills today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Junior-Senior Hall of Fame; :00]


Tomorrow he will have to hold off charging Don Foster, another Blue Hills member who is two shots at 71 along with Bobby Oaks. In fact, Blue Hills had the six lowest scores individual scores today.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
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In the Junior event, Scott Wise has first round lead after carding a three under 68. Jason Owenby and Tommy Rooney are tied for second two shots back.
The tourney moves to Hanging Rock tomorrow.

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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Still to come tonight on News 7 sports, we'll check in Frank Beamer and get his thoughts on the ongoing Big East situation,
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[VO-NAT]


plus, see what the Hoos and Heels think about opening the 99 campaign against each other.
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[S-East]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-41 1:36:19]
[GRAPHIC=Big East 20th anniversary]


The Big East is hoping its 20th anniversary celebration will include Virginia Tech's announcement late this summer that the Hokies are joining the conference as a full time member.
Discussion between the two parties is continuing, and coach Frank Beamer seems encouraged.
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((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH FOOTBALL COACH:))
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[OUT Q=...gonna happen"]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
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In the ACC is looks like Florida State, is again the team to beat, but after them it looks wide open.
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UVa is picked third in the ACC. The Cavs will utilize their strong running game anchored by Thomas Jones, who will come out of the gates running against North Carolina in the season opener September fourth.
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The Roanoke Stars girls 15 and under soccer team that is competing in the Gothia Cup tournament in Gothenberg, Sweden has had an excellent week. They went through their first four games unbeaten thanks in part to the scoring of Elizabeth Hale, the team captain.
64 teams are in the event. Yesterday the team lost for the first time in the quarterfinals 1-to-nothing.
They have advanced farther than any girls team from Roanoke and will now play in Denmark as their 18 days abroad continues. ((BYE BYE))



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