[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


In the waters off Martha's Vineyard John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife and her sister have been returned to the sea in a solemn ceremony to say a final goodbye.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a day after the alleged victim takes the stand, a Montgomery County jury hears N-F-L player Jim Druckenmiller side of the story.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Kennedy]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Kennedy Burial]


The sea that claimed the lives of John F. Kennedy Junior, his wife Carolyn and her sister Lauren Besette is now their final resting place.
The ashes of all three, killed in Friday's plane crash, were scattered this morning over the ocean off the coast of Martha's Vineyard.
And tomorrow the Kennedy family will hold a private memorial service in Manhatten.
Lee Cowan joins us with the latest.
[LIVE=Cowan Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting]
[SUPER=05-Hyannisport, MA]
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(((LOCATOR: OFF MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MA) (( NAT )) LESS THAN 24 HOURS AFTER THEY WERE PULLED FROM THE ATLANTIC, THE REMAINS WERE GENTLY RETURNED. THE ASHES OF JFK JUNIOR, HIS WIFE CAROLYN, AND HIS SISTER IN LAW LAUREN BISSETTE ,WERE QUIETLY CARRIED BY THE WIND INTO THE SPARKLING WATERS JUST OFF MARTHA'S VINEYARD. (( NAT MOTORCADE ARRIVAL )) AFTER BEING CREMATED OVERNIGHT, THE REMAINS -- ACCOMPANIED BY FLAGS AND THREE RED, WHITE AND YELLOW WREATHES -- WERE TAKEN ABOARD A COAST GUARD CUTTER FOR THE SHORT JOURNEY OUT TO THE U-S-S BRISCOE. SAILORS IN FULL DRESS UNIFORMS QUIETLY STOOD AT ATTENTION - AWAITING THEIR ARRIVAL.
(LOCATOR: WOODS HOLE, MA)
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SENATOR TED KENNEDY, ALONG WITH OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS CAME BY MOTORCADE TO THE DOCK OF WOODS HOLE MASSACHUSETTS - ALL OF THEM IN DARK CLOTHING GATHERING ON THE DECK OF THE COAST GUARD PATROL BOAT SANABELLE AWAITING THE TRIP OUT TO THE NAVY DESTROYER. .(LOCATOR: LONG ISLAND, NY) (( NAT CAROLINE DEPARTURE )) CAROLINE KENNEDY HAD LEFT HER HOME IN LONG ISLAND EARLIER THIS MORNING TO JOIN THE REST OF THE FAMILY FOR THE SOMBER, SHORT CEREMONY - IN KEEPING WITH JFK JUNIOR'S SIMPLE WISHES - TO BE OUT OF THE SPOTLIGHT AND IN THE WATERS HE LOVED SO MUCH. (( NAT DIVERS/SEARCH/ANYTHING!) THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE CRASH CONTINUES WITH MOST OF THE WRECKAGE ALREADY RECOVERED. BUT THE WORK CONTINUES - WITH PIECES SCATTERED SOME 40 YARDS AROUND THE WHERE THE FUSELAGE HAD BEEN DISCOVERED - EVERY SCRAP CAN HOLD A CLUE. (( SUPER: LT. SHEPARD SMITH/US COAST GUARD )) "I think in the main wreckage field they'll find most of the wreckage, any pieces outside that will be small and difficult to locate." (( LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS )))))

[Druckenmiller]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#99-37 TC17:19]
[GRAPHIC=Druckenmiller On Trial]


Until now the jury has only heard Jim Druckenmiller deny that he raped a young woman through his attorneys.
Today jurors heard for themselves Druckenmiller's account of that night back in March through a taped conversation.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Teresa/Microwave]


Teresa Hamilton joins us from outside the Montgomery County courthouse with more.
[Live=Teresa Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]
[SUPER=05-Christiansburg;]
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(Rollcue:played it for the jury.)
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[***TERESA MIKE HOT***]
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[Live=Teresa Full/Microwave]
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[Double Boxes=Melanie and Teresa/Microwave]


[E-Murder-Suicide]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-26 43:14]
[GRAPHIC=Pulaski Co. Murder Suicide]


Authorities have released the names of the two people who died yesterday in an apparent murder-suicide.
The Pulaski County sheriff says they were 39-year-old Rebecca Ann King of Dublin, and her ex-boyfriend, 42-year-old Frank Van Mullins.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]


It happened at Mullins apartment in Fairlawn.
Neighbors say King was delivering some kind of document to him, when he pulled her inside and locked the door.


Neighbors say the King's teenage daughter was outside the apartment when it happened and called police, who found two bodies just inside the front door.
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[Tax-Vote]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Taxes]
The House is expected to vote today on the 800-BILLION dollar G-O-P tax cut measure---and Republicans say they hav

e the votes for passage.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[8pm newspath 20:16:20-]
It took hours of closed-door meetings yesterday to reach a compromise with G-O-P MODERATES.
They insisted the ten percent reduction in income tax rates over the next ten years be conditioned on annual reductions in the federal debt.
President Clinton calls such a huge tax cut unrealistic.
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((CLINTON THEY CANT EVEN FUND MY DEFENSE BUDGET MUCH LESS THE ONE THEY SAY THEY WANT..THEY'RE GONNA HAVE CUTS IN DEFENSE, CUTS IN EDUCATION , CUTS IN THE ENVIOURNMENT.. ))
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[OUT Q=in the environment.]
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[VO-NAT]


The sweeping tax legislation also includes a reduction in the capital gains tax, elimination of the estate tax and relief from the marriage penalty.
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[Shuttle]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Shuttle Columbia]


Bad weather is forecast again for early tomorrow, when NASA will make another attempt to get the shuttle ``Columbia'' off the launch pad.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Center, FL;]


Eileen Collins the first woman to command a shuttle mission -- and her crew were strapped in and ready to fly early today, when a thunderstorm forced NASA to scrub the liftoff.
On Tuesday the launch was postponed because of an alarm malfunction.
Also on hold here, the mission to deploy the world's most powerful X-Ray telescope to explore deep space.
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((EARLE HUCKINS/NASA SCIENTIST; "WHEN WE'VE WAITED 20 YEARS.. ONE MORE DAY WON'T HURT US."))
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[VO-NAT]


First Lady Hilary Clinton and daughter Chelsea were on hand for today's launch.
If tomorrow's launch is scrubbed NASA won't be able to launch again until the middle of next month.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A grand jury is considering more murder charges against the man known as the railway serial killer.
That's just one of the stories still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And we'll look at one hospitals latest measure to keep newborns in the right hands.
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[Talent=Patrick]

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

[Resendez]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Resendez in Court]


A Texas grand jury is hearing evidence today against suspected railroad killer Angel Maturino Resendez.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[net A]
Prosecutors are seeking a capital murder indictment in the murder of Houston physician.
Resendiz has already been charged with burglarizing her home.
The 39 year old drifter is charged in another Texas murder and two in Illinois and one in Kentucky.
He's also been linked to five other murders.
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[Strickler]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Strickler Execution]


Convicted killer Tommy David Strickler went to his death last night still proclaiming his innocence in the 19-90 murder of Salem native Leann Whitlock.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jarratt]


Witnesses say 33- year- old Tommy David Strickler was calm but noticeably nervous when he was brought into the death chamber just before 9 p.m.
In a quiet, broken voice that was hard to understand, Strickler continued to deny he helped kill Whitlock.
Defense claims of new evidence and innocence carried no weight with the high court or with execution witness Wayne Pike.
Pike says justice was served.
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[VO-NAT]
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Members of Whitlock's family had been scheduled to witness this execution tonight, but they did not show up.
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[Lewis]
[TALENT=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[TAPE=99-39]
[GRAPHIC=Lewis]


Doctor Verna Lewis admitted under oath that she'd falsified documents, even asked others lie to the I-R-S about work they'd done for her.
She said it was her accountant's idea.
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[VO-NAT]


But last night, she was found guilty of tax evasion charges-- on eight felony counts including obstruction of justice and filing false tax returns.
Doctor Lewis left the courthouse shortly before midnight without comment.
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[VO-NAT]


Anderson refers to C-P-A and City Councilman Bill White who prepared the doctor's tax returns.
White was not charged, though the Revenue Agent who investigated Lewis recommended White be prosecuted.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-28 TC25:05]
[GRAPHIC=I-81 Accident]


A Roanoke lawmaker believes there are lessons to be learned from recent accidents on interstate 81.
He's asking state experts to take a closer look.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Monday]


Since July fourth 19-98, there have been 20 fatalities on the stretch of I- 81 between Wytheville and Lexington.
Delegate Chip Woodrum is asking State Police, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Motor Vehicles to review these accidents.
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((I NOTICE THAT FOUR ACCIDENTS HAVE OCCURRED IN THE BUCHANAN AREA BY AUTOMOBILES COMING ACROSS THE MEDIAN, SO WE MAY NEED TO DO SOMETHING THERE. IT MAY BE THAT THE SPEED LIMIT HAS TO BE ADDRESSED. MAYBE CARS AND TRUCKS ARE GOING TOO FAST ON IT.))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Woodrum says he hopes state experts will offer both immediate and long term solutions.

[Prices-Fork]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]
One community rich in history may be in for a change--- it's still early in the process, but if it's up to many o

f the residents it could be quite a battle.
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[VO-NAT]


The proposal to turn the COMMUNITY of Prices Fork into a TOWN is not settling well with residents.
During a public hearing last night, residents voiced their concerns over what it means to be a town: new taxes, funding for a new form of government, police and fire departments, as well as new water and sewage hookups.
For the last 35 years Louise and Don Sumler have lived in the community of Prices Fork and say the change would cost to much money.
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((LOUISE SUMLER/OPPONENT: WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN IS A LOT OF US ARE GOING TO HAVE TO MOVE TO ANOTHER COMMUNITY BECAUSE WE CAN NOT AFFORD THE ADDED EXPENSES.))
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[VO-NAT]


Supporters of the change say locals running the town would be more commited to the needs of the community.
But many residents say if they get their way the 200 year old community will preserve their history by not changing.
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[5-Security-Bands]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=599-5 TC1:40:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Maternity Care Center at Lewis-Gale is keeping close tabs on it's youngest patients. Tonya Flory shows us the latest in hospital security.
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(( This one day old baby girl is wearing in her official hospital issued cap, gown and transmitter --
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((ROSEMARY WINSLOW/DIR. MATERNITY SERVICES: WE'VE INTRODUCED A NEW ELECTRONIC ALARM SYSTEM WHICH A LITTLE TRANSMITTER IS APPLIED TO THE BABY AFTER DELIVERY.)) [RUNS:09]
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all the babies on the maternity floor at Lewis-Gale Medical Center get an ankle transmitter to prevent kidnapping along with the standard arm band to prevent misidentification.
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((ROSEMARY WINSLOW/DIR. MATERNITY SERVICES: WE HAVE A SERIES OF ALARMS AND LOCKS THAT WILL GO INTO EFFECT IF SOMEBODY SHOULD TRY AND TAKE THE BABY OUT OF THE DEPARTMENT WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION.)) [RUNS:11]
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((KIMBERLY WORRELL/MOTHER: I THINK IT'S A VERY GOOD IDEA SO NOTHING HAPPENS, SHE DOESN'T GO ANYWHERE, CAUSE IT WORRIES ME NOWADAYS ESPECIALLY WITH THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENNED IN THE PAST.)) [RUNS:08]
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Lewis-Gale has been implementing safety measures for the past few years, the transmitters are just the latest security standard. Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check.))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The Emmy nominations are out and next on News-7 at Noon we'll find out which network got the most honors.
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[VO-NAT ]


And it may be the world's biggest flower, but it's definately not the best smelling.
More on the "corpse flower" when News-7 at Noon returns.
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[COMM BREAK #2]


[Emmy-Nominations]


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


Television executives were up early Thursday in Los Angeles as the Emmy nominations were announced for the 1998-99 season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]

[10:06:46]
The nominations were announced by Camryn Manheim of "The Practice" and David Hyde Pierce of "Fraiser."
Both were nominated for this season after capturing Emmys for their roles last year.
C-B-S received 46 nominations
N-B-C had the most with 82.
The winners will be announced September 12th.
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[GIANT-FLOWER]


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


The world's largest flower is about to bloom in California.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Marino, CA;]

[7:38:30]
The corpse flower, as its known, grows at least 4 inches a day and stands 4 and a half feet tall.
It gets its dubious name because when it does finally blooom it emanates a powerful odor like rotting flesh.
The flower is so rare that only 10 blossoms have been recorded in the U.S. this century.
The flower is expected open fully sometime next week.
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[Stocks]


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


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


Still ahead in sports, two of Roanoke's favorite football sons lend a helping hand here at home.
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[VO-NAT ]


And we'll have a preview of what promises to be a great Tech football season.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]


[Grand-Slam]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


Two major leaguers with ties to our area had a hand in an inside-the park grand slam last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX/Diamondbacks-Fox Sports;]


Ferrum College grad Billy Wagner was pitching to former Gretna high school star Tony Womack in the top of the eighth of the Houston-Arizona game.
Womack lines the ball past a diving Lance Berkman.
The ball rolls to the wall, the bases clear and Womack scores on a very close play at the plate.
[SUPER=35-Arizona/7/Houston/4;]


Arizona won the game seven to four.
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[S-Browns]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rsp]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Browns]


The Browns are back...sort of. They left Cleveland in 1995 for Baltimore.
Today 35 players of the new team officially took to the practice field.
The rest of the team will join them on Sunday.
The Browns are trying to get some practice time before their first preseason game.
They take on the Dallas Cowboys in the Hall of Fame game August 9th in Canton, Ohio.

[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-29 1:54:00]
[GRAPHIC=tech football]


The Virginia Tech football team begins practicing for the 1999 season on August 12-th.
Expections are running high for the programs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


The Hokies are picked sixth in the Athlon Sports pre-season publication and 11th by Street & Smith's pre season college football poll.
But the Sporting News has "dissed" the Hokies rating them 30th in their preseason power poll
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[IN Q="if]

((FRANK BEAMER/VIRGINIA TECH FOOTBALL COACH:))
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Football Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=.....see what happens"]
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[S-Barbers]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-44 36:46]
[GRAPHIC=habitat for Humanity]


The Barber twins are lending their name and their influence to help raise money for Roanoke's Habitat for Humanity.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/1998 Habitat Fundraiser; :00]


Tiki and Ronde have donated a package for two that includes tickets to the Giants/Bucs NFL season opener on September 12th. Winners will also get air fare, one night's accomodations, and dinner with the Barbers.
You can enter the contest by dropping off a five dollar donation at Kroger's Towne Square Shopping Center location and the Brambleton Kroger on July 31st. A winner will be drawn August 15th
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[S-Camp]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-40 (1:47:54)]
[GRAPHIC=Salem Avalanche]


The thunderstorms washed out the Avalanche game last night, but several team members did make it on the field earlier yesterday to help teach area kids the fundamentals of the game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :]


60 kids from several different age groups were instructed on the fundamentals of the game like running the bases, hitting and fielding.
It's the third year the Avalanche has helped out with the camp.
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[IN Q="Baseball starts...]
[SUPER=01-Steve Matuck/Avalanche Pitcher; :]
[SUPER=01-John Lindsay/Avalanche Infielder; :10]
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[OUT Q=....same thing."]
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