[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


The latest on the discovery of the body of a baby in a Roanoke cemetery.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Al Bedrosian makes his first appearence on assault charges.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
[SS=None]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Bedrosian]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-31 TC15:18]
[GRAPHIC=Al Bedrosian]


Al Bedrosian was in court this morning for an arraignment on assault charges.
[LIVE=Melanie and Eric/Newsroom]


Eric Earnhart was there.
Eric, did Bedrosian enter any kind of a plea?
[LIVE=Eric Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Eric1;]


He didnt' have to Melanie, in fact, he didn't even have to appear before a judge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Bedrosian arrived with an attorney, eliminating the need for a judge to advise him of his right to be representated by counsel.
He only had to meet with the clerk and set a trial date.
He intends to plead NOT guilty, saying he was only protecting his infant daughter when he grabbed and swatted a 2 year old who rushed by him in a clinic waiting room.
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[SOT 02:37:43]
[IN Q=you have to have]

((AL BEDROSIAN/DEFENDANT; YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOME KIND OF AN INTENT TO WANT TO HURT SOMEBODY AND THAT DEFINITLY WAS NOT THERE, IT WAS, IF THE KID HADN'T CHARGED US IN OUR AREA, NOTHING WOULD HAVE HAPPENED.))
[SUPER=01-Al Bedrosian/Defendant]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=would have happened]
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[LIVE= Eric full/Newsroom]


Bedrosian's campaign for Dick Cranwell's house of delegates seat continues... he says the response to him directly has been overwelmingly positive... some people saying they intend to vote for him BECAUSE of what happened.
He says the public response he's seen in the media goes both ways...
[LIVE=Melanie and Eric/Newsroom]

so the question of whether or not this will help or hurt his campaign is, at this point, unanswered.

[Baby-Found]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Medical Examiner says the baby found dead in a Roanoke cemetery last night was still-born.
Doctor William Masello (muh-SELL-oh) says the infant was delivered so prematurely it was quote "probably not viable."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The body of the baby boy was found at Saint Andrews Cemetery.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Some]

((SHELLY ALLEY/ROANOKE POLICE DEPT. SPOKESPERSON: SOME CITIZENS WERE IN THE AREA THEY NONCHALENLY KICKED THE BOX AND A BABY FELL OUT OF THE BOX.))
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Roanoke City Police Spokesperson; ]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=fell out of the box.]
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[VO-NAT]


According to officials the baby had just been deliverd and still had the umbilical cord attached.
Detectives are hoping someone comes forward with information about what happened.
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[Canyoning-AX]


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


In Switzerland... rescuers are searching for three people still missing... after a wall of water swept away a group of thrill-seeking tourists.
At least 18 died.
Survivors said that the torrent smashed into them without any warning signs.
They had been engaged in a sport called "canyoning"... which has been described as white water rafting... without the raft.
Richard Roth reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Benigen, Switzerland; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ann Hall/Mother of Survivor; :38]
[SUPER=01-Richard Roth/Reporting; :46]
[RUNS=1:02]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS LONDON.]

((NARR: THIS MORNING, ALONG A SWISS CANYON THAT BOATS COULDNT REACH, A HELICOPTER PULLED ANOTHER BODY FROM THE WATER.


(Various of site of accident, rescue operations)

THE ALPINE GORGE NEAR INTERLAKEN WAS RAGING AFTER A SUDDEN RAINSTORM WHEN THE ADVENTURE TURNED TRAGIC. A JOGGER SAW BODIES IN THE WATER AND SUMMONED POLICE. AUTHORITIES BELIEVE THERE WERE FORTY-FOUR TOURISTS AND EIGHT GUIDES NEGOTIATING THE MOUNTAIN WATERFALLS AND RAPIDS WHEN A WALL OF WATER SWEPT THEM AWAY. OFFICIALS WORKED OVERNIGHT TO NOTIFY RELATIVES AND CONFIRM THE NUMBER OF CASUALTIES. ANN HALLS SON WAS AMONG THE INJURED.
(Mother SOT, still picture of son)
SOT (English) Ann Hall, Mother of Survivor: he was tumbling under the water ...etc

Super: File
(File of canyoning)

THE SPORT INVOLVES CLIMBING AND SWIMMING THROUGH CANYON PASSAGES, AND RESCUE SERVICES IN SWITZERLAND HAD WARNED IT WOULD BE ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS THIS SUMMER, WITH WATERWAYS SWOLLEN FROM THE RUNOFF OF THE WINTERS HEAVY SNOW.
(Rescue operations)

Richard Roth, CBSN, London.))


[stayner]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Some unsolved murder cases in California are being reopened in the wake of Cary Stayner's confession to four murders in and around Yosemite National Park.
The cases include the slaying of a woman whose headless body was found five years ago in Calaveras County, California.
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[VO-NAT]

[4:07:34]
In an off-camera interview with a San Jose T-V station Stayner reportedly said he had fantasized about killing women since he was a young boy.
Psychologists say if that is true, he may have been responsible for other crimes.
Meanwhile, investigators say they have independently verified evidence supporting Stayner's confessions.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( RICK SMITH, RETIRED FBI AGENT: "IT WAS AN ONGOING CURRENT CONTEMPORARY INVESTIGATION THAT WAS GOING TO COME TO A CONCLUSION AT SOME POINT, UNFORTUNATELY THERE WAS ANOTHER MURDER IN THE MIDDLE OF IT."))
[SUPER=01-Rick Smith/Retired FBI Agent;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=in the middle of it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Stayner has been charged with last week's beheading of Joie (JOH'-ee) Armstrong.
Authorities say they're building a case to charge Stayner with the February murders of Carole Sund, her daughter Juli Sund and family friend Silvina Pelosso.
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[sENATE-tAXES]


[ANCHOR=MEL]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Taxes]


The tax cut debate shifts to the Senate floor.
After winning House approval Senate members are now debating the nearly 800 BILLION dollar Republican tax cut plan.
Democrats say it would gut Medicare and other key programs, but Republicans say there's plenty of money for tax cuts.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[11:30-UPDATE WINDOW]
Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan was also on Capitol Hill today, warning lawmakers that interest rates may be in for another hike.
He says the nation's central bank will move again to raise interest rates to counter inflation, if the economy shows signs of overheating.
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[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Planned Parenthood breaks ground on a new facility in Roanoke.
That's the next story on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And the first shuttle mission commanded by a woman makes a rare night-time touchdown.
First let's talk to Patrick Evans.
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[Talent=Patrick]

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

[Planned-Parenthood]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-31 TC17:02]
[GRAPHIC=Planned Parenthood]


Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge broke ground this morning on its all-in-one reproductive health care center.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
Once it's built, the new building will be named after Reid Jones --- a long-time supporter.


The facility on Peters Creek Road will be the only one in the world offering abortion ... adoption ... and pre-natal care services under one roof.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is a new]
[SUPER=01-David Nova/Planned Parenthood]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=as well to men.]
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[VO-NAT]


It's a two-million dollar project.
Planned Parenthood said the building will include a huge library...
A garden area for patients and staff...
And a drive-through window for picking up pills.
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[E-Drug-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust]


Roanoke police have arrested 50 suspected drug dealer and users as part of drug sting dubbed "Operation Street Sweeper"
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/July 6]


They've made almost 20 NEW arrests since they began rounding up suspects 3 weeks ago.
Police say they can see it's making a difference.
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[SOT 2:29:34]
[IN Q=We've]

((LEUT. R.A. BOWER/ROANOKE CITY POLICE: WE'VE SEEN A CONSIDERABLE SLOW DOWN OF THE OUT RIGHT DRUG DEALING ON THE STREET AND IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS THAT WERE TARGETED.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. R. A. Bower/Roanoke City Police]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=were targeted]
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[VO-NAT]


Bower says the department has served a total of 71 indictments.
So far officers have confiscated crack cocaine, marijuana, and weapons.
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[Clark-Kosovo]


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


U-S officials are downplaying reported tensions that may have led to the early release of NATO's top commander in Europe.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vilnius, Lithuania;]

[10:14;56]
Yesterday, Clark received a call from the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff asking him to step down in May, instead of July, as was scheduled.
Today in Lithuania Clark called it a routine staff change.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(("THIS IS PART OF A ROUTINE ORDER OF TOUR AND PEOPLE SERVE AT THE DIRECTION OF THE GOVERNMENT. AND WHEN A SOLDIER'S TOUR IS OVER, IT'S OVER. ))
[SUPER=01-Wesley Clark/NATO General;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=TOUR IS OVER, IT'S OVER.]
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[VO-NAT]


Clark led NATO's successful bombing campaign against Yugoslavia.
[SUPER=03-Gracko, Kosovo;]

[10:12:42]
As the NATO peacekeeping force continues in Kosovo, Serbs are again fearing for their safety.
Some 350 showed up today to mourn 14 Serb farmers who were shot last week.
NATO says four people are being questioned about the killings.
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[Arafat-Barak]


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


Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has reluctantly agreed to consider for two weeks Israel's request to delay pullbacks from the West Bank.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Erez Border Crossing;]

[10:04:06]
The request came during a two-hour meeting with Israel's new prime minister at a border crossing.
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[SOT]

[10:05:06] ((EHUD BARAK, ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER: (PARAPHRASE) I STILL THINK THAT WITHIN FIFTEEN MONTHS WE WILL KNOW WHAT OF THE TRACKS THE PALESTINIANS AND LEBANESE AND WE WILL MOVE ON.))
[SUPER=01-Ehud Barak/Israeli Prime Minister;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=will have break through.]
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[VO-NAT]


However, Arafat made it clear that he would not allow a slowdown in the withdrawals, which are mandated under the peace accord.
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[Cruise-aground]


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


If you've been thinking about doing a little sightseeing in Alaska, forget about sailing on the Spirt of '98.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near Juneau, AK;]

[10:10:49]
The 192 foot ship hit a rock yesterday and began taking on water.
The 94 passengers on board were safely evacuated.
One passengers has his videocamera rolling and captured all the action.
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[SOT]

[10:08:56]
[IN Q=]

(( WERE YOU SCARED AT ALL?
PASSENGER SOT: NOT AT ALL AND THE CREW WAS WONDERFUL. THEY GOT EVERYONE IN THE DINING ROOM AND WE ALL WAITED VERY PATIE

NTLY UNTIL THEY STARTED TAKING US OFF.
PASSENGER SOT: IT WAS FUN. IT WAS A GREAT CREW. IT WAS AN ADVENTURE. WE WERE VERY FORTUNATE FOR A COMBINATION OF THINGS

-THERE BEING A SAND BAR THAT WAS REASONABLE DISTANCE HE COULD GET TO OTHERWISE IT WAS GOING DOWN.))
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=quite an experience.]
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[VO-NAT]


Some of the crew stayed behind to man pumps to keep the ship from sinking.
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[columbia]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Columbia Landing]


Now that Columbia is safe on the ground NASA is confirming that the shuttle was leaking hydrogen during lift-off.
(/////SOT/////)
[IN=]
[RUNS=:06]
[SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Center, FL/Last Night;]
[OUT=for Columbia]
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[VO-NAT]

[7:06:57]
Columbia made a rare night time landing, only the 12th for NASA.
The space agency reports an engine nozzle on Columbia appeared damaged.
If more fuel had seeped out one official said the engine could have shut down.
But as it turned out the shuttle was able to complete its historic flight.
For the first time a woman was behind the wheel.
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[SOT]

[7:34:18]
[IN Q=]

((EILEEN COLLINS; IT IS A BIG STEP TO HAVE A WOMAN SHUTTLE COMMANDER. WHAT WE NEED IS TO GET MORE WOMEN INTERESTED IN THE FIELD AND LET THEM KNOW THAT THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES OUT THERE. ))
[SUPER=01-Eileen Collins/Shuttle Commander;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=out there]
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[VO-NAT]


Colonel Eileen Collins and her crew deployed of the world's largest x-ray telescope.
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[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Roanoke city's water crisis is costing big bucks-- and residents will likely foot the bill come September.
That's still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And A-E-P's power service didn't black out during Monday's heat.
But company officials say next time, we may not be so lucky.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #2]


[E-Water-Cost]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-17 2:02:59]
[GRAPHIC=Water Cost]


People who use city water will likely get stuck with the multi-million dollar bill for Roanoke to pay its way through this water crisis.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


For weeks, Roanoke residents have been asked to cut water consumption.
Those who don't ... will most likely have to pay higher water rates in September, when Carvins Cove is expected to fall 30 feet below full pond.
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[SOT 15:22:42]
[IN Q=i guess]

((BRENT CLINEVELL/ROANOKE RESIDENT: I GUESS IT'S SOMETHING WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH. EVERYBODY'S GOING TO HAVE TO PAY A LITTLE BIT MORE, OF COURSE.))
[SUPER=01-Brent Clinevell/Roanoke Resident]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=bit more, of course.]
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[VO-NAT]


Right now the city has 4 million dollars in its water fund.
That money covers the price of the drought AND regular water maintenance costs.
The city's spending nine thousand dollars a day on the water crisis....
At that rate, the fund could lose 25-percent by October.
City officials say the best way to refill the fund is by hiking water rates even more.
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[E-L'burg-AEP]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-29 19:34]
[GRAPHIC=AEP]


American Electric Power officials in Lynchburg say temporary blackouts could be in store if the hot weather returns later this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Central Virginia experienced a near shortage of power Monday as consumption across the country outpaced available energy.
A-E-P says its larger customers helped avert a crisis by reducing their consumption about three percent.
If demand rises again, A-E-P says it could be forced to use 15- minute rotating blackouts to conserve energy.
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[Stocks]


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


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


Still ahead in sports, N-F-L summer training is introducing some new faces and causing others to frown.
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[VO-NAT ]


And, one of the best running backs ever wont' be showing up for training camp this year.
Barry Sanders says he's retiring.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]


[Sanders]


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


One of the greatest running backs of all time is retiring.
In a statement released to a Kansas newspaper, 31-year-old Barry Sanders says his desire to retire is greater than his desire to play ball.
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[VO-NAT 4:26:15]
[SUPER=@file]


The All-Pro back has rushed for 15-thousand, 269 yards in his ten-year career.
He was less than 15-hundred yards away from becoming the N-F-L's all-time leading rusher.
Sanders' agent says neither money nor the accolades almost certain to come this season could keep him in the game.
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[S-Skins]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-43 ]
[GRAPHIC=REDSKINS CAMP]


Norv Turner didn't like what he saw on the evening news, so the Washington Redskin coach banned TV crews from videotaping the team's early practice atFrostburg yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[super=03-Frostburg, MD/Monday; :00]


The coach was displeased with the Monday night news coverage of quarterback Brad Johnson.
Johnson had knee surgery in May and limped through the team's light practice Monday morning.
Turner later changed his mind and allowed the cameras back yesterday afternoon. After the workout, Turner was still a little uptight, while Johnson was almost apologetic.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="BITE]

((NORV TURNER:)) ((BRAD JOHNSON:))
[SUPER=01-Norv Turner/Redskins Head Coach; :07]
[SUPER=01-Brad Johnson/Redskins Quarterback; :14]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=...JUST FINE."]
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[S-Panthers]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-32]
[GRAPHIC=PANTHERS CAMP]


Over at the Panthers summer training camp, there is a fresh addition.
Carolina extended the contract of newly acquired quarterback Jeff Lewis.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Spartanburg, SC;:00]


Lewis joined the Panthers after serving as John Elway's back in Denver. Many believe he is the quarterback of the Panthers' future. For now he's content being a decent back-up to Steve Buerlein.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=THEY'VE TOLD...]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Lewis/First Year Carolina Quarterback;:00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=...I CAN FROM STEVE."]
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[S-Dex]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-37]
[GRAPHIC=Baltimore Ravens]


The Baltimore Ravens begin training camp today.
But, 7th round draft pick Anthony Poindexter will not be there due to continuing contract negotiations.
Steve Mason tracked him down.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Wolfpack vs. Cavaliers; :00]
[SUPER=03-Forest/Yesterday; :09]
[SUPER=01-Anthony Poindexter/Ravens 7th Round Draft Pick; :23]
[SUPER=04-Maryland vs. Virginia; :33]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:33]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=..news 7 sports"]
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[S-Mac]


[ANCHOR=PAtrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-35 14743tc]
[GRAPHIC=CARDS/GIANTS]


Mark McGwire continues to whack it out of the ball park.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/Giants MLB; :00]


In San Francisco yesterday, McGwire wasted little time in grabbing the major league homerun lead as he hit his 37th homer of the season in the top of the first.
He now has 494 for his career which puts him one ahead of Lou Gehrig on the all-time list.
[SUPER=35-St. Louis/1/San Francisco/2/McGwire Hits 37th;]


The Cardinals, however, lose the game 2-to-1. (------------)