[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


The Secretary of Agrigulture appeals for new congressional aid for drought stricken farmers.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a Salem couple appears in court to answer charges of animal cruelty.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
[SS=None]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Drought-relief]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-21 1:17:28]
[GRAPHIC=Drought]


The Secretary of Agriculture says many farmers will GO UNDER unless Congress acts quickly to give them federal aid.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Capitol Hill/Yesterday;]

[11:32;28]
Secretary Dan Glickman testified this morning before the Senate Agriculture Committee as the full Senate debates new assistance for farmers.
[SUPER=03-Jefferson Co., WV/Yesterday;]


Yesterday Glickman toured a farm in West Virginia and one in Maryland and reported the drought that is plaguing much of the eastern U-S is growing worse each day.
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[SOT]

[11:33:27-43]
[IN Q=my visit to these 2 states]
[SUPER=03-Dan Glickman/U. S. Agriculture Sec.]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=without some additional assistance.]
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[V/O -NAT SOT]


Glickman also declared West Virginia and parts of Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Maryland and Pennsylvania disaster areas, making farmers eligible for low interest loans.
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[take full screen pinnacle]
The Virginia counties on the disaster list include Augusta, Bath, Alleghany, Craig, Giles, Bland, Tazewell, and Highland Counties. [Melanie on Camera]
Senate Republicans are proposing a six Billion -dollar farm bailout package, but Democrats want four billion dollars more.


[Conservationist]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-27 33:36]
[GRAPHIC=water supply]


The city of Roanoke has been facing drought like conditions and water restrictions for several weeks now.
And as Kate Weidaw reports some are finding inventive ways to conserve.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Brown/Water Conservationist;:00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :05]
[SUPER=@Kate2; :43]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=News 7 Roanoke]


((
[SOT 3:05:37]
[INQ=]

((WAYNE BROWN/WATER CONSERVATIONIST: YOU BRING THAT GARDEN HOSE UP HERE AND HOOK IT TO THE PUMP AND YOU WATER EVERYTHING.))
[OUTQ=]

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Roanoke city resident Wayne Brown is doing all he can to save water because of the drought. Twice a week he drives to the county to fill his 100 gallon tank with recycled water but it doesn't stop there.

[SOT 3:07:11]
[INQ=]

((WAYNE BROWN/WATER CONSERVATIONIST: I'VE BEEN USING SHOWER WATER. I HAVE A PAN IN THE SINK WHERE ALL THE WATER GOES INTO THE PAN IF WE HAVE DRINKING WATER IF WE HAVE EXCESS WE THROW IT INTO THE PAN.))
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Even his fountain is running on recycled water.
He keeps his cars clean by hooking up this pressure washer to the tank --- it uses about 18 gallons of water.


And for those occasional rain showers a rain gauge keeps track of how much falls - then he uses it .
Brown says his efforts aren't complicated.
[SOT 3:09:59]
[INQ=]

((WAYNE BROWN/WATER CONSERVATIONIST: IT'S NOT REAL EXPENSIVE AND IT DOESN'T TAKE LONG TO FILL UP AT THE COUNTY AND IF YOU HAVE A YARD AND YOU LIKE TO KEEP YOUR PLANTS UP THAT'S HOW YOU DO IT.))
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[RUNS:06]
Brown even says its fun - and hopes others will try it and agree.
Kate Weidaw News7 Roanoke.))

[Animal-house]


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


Meantime, a shocking animal discovery yesterday in a Delaware community-- a real animal house.
And No, it's not like the one in the movie.
Dawn Stensland explains.
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[SOT]

[7;21:26]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stanton, DE; :00]
[SUPER=01-Denise Matthews/News Castle Co.; :16]
[SUPER=01-Sade Obregon/Neighbor; :36]
[SUPER=01-Dawn Stensland/Reporting; :53 Quick]
[RUNS=:56]
[OUT Q=cbs news, ny.]


[Dead-Cats]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=12]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-28 32:38]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Salem couple facing animal cruelty charges were in court this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Michael W. Boyd and Cheryl A. Boyd were charged with misdemeanors last week... and they were arraigned today in Salem General District Court.
On July 28th, Animal Control officers removed fifty cats from a house on Apperson Drive. They also found another 25 cats that had died.
This morning in court, the Boyds shook their heads as the judge read the charges against them.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


As they left the courthouse, Michael Boyd told reporters, "The animals were like our kids to us. We loved them wi

th all of our hearts."[Drowning]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-20 1:23:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Divers are still searching this afternoon for a Montgomery County man who apparently drowned in Claytor Lake.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]


The 49- year old, who's name has NOT been released, disappeared Sunday night while swimming in Snowville.
Yesterday, state police divers searched in water more than a hundred feet deep-- with little visibility.
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[SOT 12:27:12]
[IN Q=To start]

((CLAY OVERHOLT/VA STATE POLICE DIVER: TO START WITH YOU CAN SEE PROBABLY TEN OR FIFTEEN FEET WITH A LIGHT, IT'S REAL SILTY SO ONCE YOU GO SWIMMING AROUND A LITTLE BIT, YOU STIR IT UP, IT GOES MOSTLY BY TOUCH AT THAT POINT.))
[SUPER=01-Clay Overholt/State Police Diver; :00]
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[OUT Q=that point.]
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[VO-NAT]


A search dog was brought in from North Carolina to try to pinpoint the area where the man apparently went under.

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[E-Forest-Fires]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-26 53:21]
[GRAPHIC=Rockbridge Co. Forest Fires]


Firefighters have made a lot of progress on three Rockbridge County forest fires.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.]


The blazes - in parts of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests - were sparked by lightning and have been prolonged by dry conditions.
As of Sunday crews had brought a one-acre fire on Pinnacle Mountain under control.
Now officials say they are containing a twenty-three acre fire on Lone Mountain and a fifteen-acre fire on Elephant Mountain.
115 people worked to extinguish the flames.
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[Talk-Magazine]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Hillary Clinton]


The much talked about magazine interview with the first lady hits newsstands today.
Terisa Estacio reports.
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[SOT]

[7;10:06]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Joe Lockhart/White House Press Sec.; :46]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; 1:01]
[SUPER=01 Tina Brown/Editor In Chief/Talk Magazine; 1:08]
[SUPER=01- Harvey Weinstein/Miramax Pictures; 1:16]
[SUPER=01-Jon Stewart/Talk Show Host; 1:21]
[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/Reporting; :56]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=cbs news, NY.]

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TEASING AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION WITH FIRST LADY HILLARY CLINTON THE DEBUT COVER OF TALK MAGAZINE HAS CREATED A BUZZ BOTH INSIDE THE BELTWAY AND BEYOND.
THE FIRST LADY REVEALS SHE KNEW ABOUT HER HUSBAND'S.. PAST INFIDELITIES BUT WAS CAUGHT OFF GUARD BY HIS AFFAIR WITH FORMER INTERN MONICA LEWINSKY.
QUOTE.. "I THOUGHT THIS WAS RESOLVED 10 YEARS AGO SHE SAYS.. I THOUGHT HE HAD CONQUERED IT "
THE FIRST LADY SAYS THE PRESIDENT WAS SCARRED BY ABUSE. SHE BLAMES TENSIONS BETWEEN HIS MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER CREATING A TULMUTUOUS UPBRINGING WHICH SHE BELIEVES LIES AT THE ROOT OF HIS BEHAVIOR. THROUGH HIS SPOKESPERSON PRESIDENT CLINTON SAYS HE IS COMFORTABLE WITH HIS WIFE'S CANDID COMMENTS HE DENIES.. HE WAS EVER PHYSICALLY ABUSED.

(SOT, JOE LOCKHART, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY )


BRIDGE STAND-UP
(HILLARY CLINTON WAS ALSO THE TALK OF THE TOWN AT THE MAGAZINE'S DEBUT

PARTY HELD ON LIBERTY ISLAND. )

(NATS OF ARRIVALS)
(CONTINUE TRACK )
(CG: LIBERTY ISLAND )


THE STAR STUDDED EVENT ATTRACTED CELEBRTIES, INDUSTRY TYPES AND THE CULTURAL ELITE OF NEW YORK.
(CG: TINA BROWN/EDITOR IN CHIEF/tALK MAGAZINE )
(CG: HARVEY WEINSTEIN/MIRAMAX PICTURES )
(CG: JON STEWART/TALK SHOW HOST)


AS FOR WHY.. HILLARY CLINTON GRANTED THE INTERVIEW.. THE AUTHOR OF THE ARTICLE SAID THE FIRST LADY WANTED PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND HER BETTER.. ESPECIALLY AS SHE CONSIDERS RUNNING FOR U.S. SENATE. TERISA ESTACIO, CBS NEWS NEW YORK.))

[Delta]


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


Some scary moments in the sky today for some Delta Airlines passengers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

[10:01:50]
A 7-57 had to make an emergency landing at New York's J-F-K Airport.
The plane had just left LaGuardia and was bound for Atlanta when smoke was reported in the plane's cabin.
It was re-routed to J-F-K.
More than 100 passengers were safely evacuated after the landing.
The cause of the problem is under investigation.
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wipe/wipe/wipe[train-ax]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=wipe/wipe/wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gaisal, India;]


India's railway minister says he's resigning in the wake of one of the country's worst train accidents.
The minister says human error is at fault for yesterday's head-on collision of two trains.
The death toll its expected to be around 300.
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[Appomattox-School]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-30 35:40]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Citizens in Appomatax are at odds over what to do with the existing Appomattox Elementary School.
Hundreds of people turned out for a public hearing on the issue. Steve Smallshaw has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=On the surface]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox; :00]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Williams/Favors New School; :17]
[SUPER=01-McKinley Tanner/Favors Renovating Current School; :55]
[SUPER=@ssm1; 1:11]
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[OUT Q=News7, Appomattox.]


(( On the surface, it seems like an easy math question.. should you build a brand- new elementary school for 10-point-8 million dollars or spend even MORE money to renovate the existing school.
Educators who have sweated out the years at Appomattox Elementary say they know the answer.
[SOT 19:11:13]

((NANCY WILLIAMS/FAVORS NEW SCHOOL: GIVE US A SCHOOL THAT'S NOT OVERHEATED AND OVERCROWDED. WE HAVE A HARD TIME IMAGINING HOW THIS BUILDING CAN BE RENOVATED WHILE WE'RE HERE.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=while we're here.]


But some say progress would come at the expense of heritage.
Appomattox Elementary is built around the old Carver- Price School.. this four- room section that once stood alone as the county's only school for black children.
It was named in part for Mozella Price, who served more than 40 years as the superintendent of the county's black school system before integration.
[natsot reciting song 20:23:45(?)]
[RUNS= 03]


Carver- Price alumni, who rose to recite their school song, aren't ready to abandon that legacy.
[SOT 20:14:14]

((MCKINLEY TANNER/FAVORS RENOVATING OLD SCHOOL: WILL A NEW SCHOOL MAGICALLY INCREASE THE QUALITY OF S-O-L SCORES OR BE A GUARANTEE THAT AN INCREASE IN PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WILL ADVANCE TO THE NEXT LEVEL?))
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[OUT Q=the next level?]

[Standup 20:40:20] ((County officials say it's likely they'll ask a second architectural group to study the project and come up with a new set of price estimates. So a decision on whether to renovate or build a new school probably won't come until after the November elections. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Appomattox.))
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[OUT Q=News7, Appomattox.]))




[Shroud-study]


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


A ten year old Study of the Shroud of Turin, which placed the cloth's origins in Europe in the Middle Ages, has been refuted by a new study.
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[VO-NAT]

What many believe to be Jesus' burial cloth apparently came from the Jerusalem area during the eighth century.
[SUPER=@File;]


The newest study lends credence to the theory that the Shroud was indeed the burial cloth of Jesus.
A botanist from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, determined the cloth's origin by studying the pollen grains and plant images on the cloth.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((We determined the plants and by knowing the distribution of these plants, we could arrive to the conclusion that there is no other place on earth where these three plants could grow unless it was the Jerusalem/ Hebron area.".))
[SUPER=01-Avinoam Danin/Hebrew University of Jerusalem;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=Jerusalem/ Hebron area.]
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[VO-NAT]


A 19-88 study used carbon dating to date the cloth between 12-60 and 13-90, and placed it in Europe, not the Holy Land.
Danin says the earlier study examined only part of the cloth, which may have been damaged by fire.
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[global-dictionary]


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


It's the first book of its kind to be published simultaneously in the U-K, U-S, Canada, Australia, India and South Africa.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England;]

[10:10:03]
The world's first global dictionary to be published on the Internet and in book form will be launched tomorrow.
Microsoft helped create the book, and predicts it will be the world's largest selling reference book.
The dictionary incorporates English as spoken all around the world, without any preference given to British or American English.
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[Stocks]


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was up 3 points.

[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-29 2:00:35]
[GRAPHIC=tom mcKnight]


Galax native and former U.S. Open amateur runner up Tom McKnight has been named to the U.S. Walker Cup Team, which competes September 11th and 12th in Scotland. He is one of 10 players that will play on the team.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Thousand Oaks, CA/ABC; :00]


Last night at 8, Tiger Woods and David Duval embarked on a primetime 18 hole match against each other in a format that had never been done before on primetime television. The match took place where Tiger grew up in and he would delight the fans with a come from behind victory. He was two down after two but came back close out a two and one victory on the par three 17th. He pockets 1.1 million in the Motorola Showdown at Sherwood.
David Duvall would call the match because of darkness near the end and the match was given to Woods before the 18th hole was played.
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((BYE BYE))

[S-Salem]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-38 TC 1:31:39]
[GRAPHIC=ffe]


In local football news, one of Friday football Extra's top teams is faced with the daunting task of defending it's football state championship.
But this year a younger Salem team is taking the field.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Only seven starters return from last season's undefeated team--the quarterback and two backs and on defense the Spartans return the nose guard, a tackle and two linebackers.
Coach Willis White says he and his staff will work on building the offensive and defensive lines.
He says last year is history and it's time to write another chapter in the book.
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[SOT 2:44:12]
[IN Q=I just tell them]
[SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Coach;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=how good we can be]
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[Vo-Nat]
More than 70 athletes showed up for try-outs.
White says Salem has a large freshmen class and calls the sophomores "a good looking and enthusiastic bunch."
He's just hoping for a good start to the season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=we won a ]

(())
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=a better start]
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[S-Glenvar]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-35 tc 1:53:38]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Glenvar is also in a transition. They are trying to improve on last season's four and six record. Seth Noonkester is gone at quarterback, so Junior Brandon Carroll will step into the starting position.
The Highlanders return 15 starters, eight of those are on defense.
Coach Brian Hooker says that experience should help make needed improvements on defense.
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[SOT 2:50:52]
[IN Q=we felt like]
[SUPER=01-Brian Hooker/Glenvar Head Coach;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=tougher on defense]
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[S-Beamer]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-39 1:43:44]
[GRAPHIC=Sports club]


Last night the Roanoke Valley Sports Club kicked off Virginia State Football Night at the Salem Civic Center with talks from Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer and Virginia's Gary Tranquill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


tranquill worked under Coach beamer in the 1994-95 season as the Hokies offensive coordinator. After that season, Tranquill left for other college and NFL coaching jobs before landing at Virginia for this upcoming season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="last time]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Football Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gary Tranquill/Virginia Offensive Coordinator; :12]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=.....nature of the game"]
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[S-Cade]


[ANCHOR=PArtick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-41 1:45:25]
[GRAPHIC=Bears]


His name is finally on the dotted line. Quarterback Cade McNown is finally using his hands for more than just throwing. He signed with the Chicago bears.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Plattesville, WI; :00]


The former UCLA star ended his hold out and signed a 7 year deal that could be worth 22 million with a 6 million dollar signing bonus.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I just]
[SUPER=01-Cade McNown/Bears Rookie Quarterback; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=this year"]
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[S-VMI]


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


Six former VMI athletes and a former athletic director will be inducted into the VMI hall Sports Hall of Fame next month. Track stars Tim Bridges and Jeff Roseme, lacrosse player Dave Hope, Basketball standout Karl Klinar, swimmer Brad Lampshire and former A.D Tom Joynes will be honored,
along with former Washington Redskin receiver Mark Stock. He was the Keydets first consensus All-American in footballs. , named to four All-American teams in 1988 as a wide receiver. He retired in 1996 after stints with the Skins, and Colt