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Coming up on News 7-
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An all too familiar scene- gunfire- this time at a daycare center- tonight the hunt is on for the gunman.
Is the future of the Blue Ridge Parkway in danger? We'll have a story.
Plus day four of forest fires in Botetourt- and the latest to control them.
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News 7 is next.
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[CA-Shooting]


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A massive manhunt is on for a 40 year old man police say opened fire in a daycare center.
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Bobbi Harley is in Los Angeles where the search is on.
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(( Los Angeles looked like a war zone though out the day. SWAT teams with their weapons drawn, conducting a frantic search for the gunman who opened fire at a Jewish Community Center.

(NATS)


Witnesses say the attacker burst into the lobby of the North Valley Community Center. Then he fired indiscriminately with an Uzi, and 20 to 30 shots later, five people lay wounded.

(SOT)

200529 "I see this man with a gun...it took me a minute to realize what was going on...it didn't make sense. How can this be happening..it happens in the movies not here and why am I HERE?"
The attack happened just before 11 am....when about two dozen children were inside. Parents raced to the scene, as police went from room to room, looking for the suspect. But they couldn't find one. And eventually, rescuers led the children safely outside.

(SOT: Capt. Steve Ruda, Los Angeles Fire Department)

"They were awestruck and held hands... 63830
Police described the suspect as balding, white, in his forties and wearing green. Shortly after the attack, investigators found a red van loaded with ammunition. And late in the evening, police surrounded a nearby motel. They were led there after discovering a car believed stolen by the suspect.

(SOT: CMDR. DAVID KALISH, LAPD)

"We don't have a motive..."))
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[Earley]


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Keeping violence out of Virginia schools- That was the topic at a
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seminar today sponsored by the Virginia Association of School Superintendents.
Virginia Attorney General Mark Earley spoke at the seminar and wants to develop a mentoring program to curb trouble in classrooms.
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[SOT 16:16:20]
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((MARK EARLEY/ATTORNEY GENERAL: UNLESS EACH ONE OF US TAKE THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR A CHILD THAT IS NOT OUR OWN, WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS IN AMERICA AND THEY'RE GOING TO GET WORSE AND WORSE AND WORSE.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Earley/Attorney General]
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Educators also discussed crisis management, and legal issues involved in dealing with potentially violent students.
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[County-Supervisors]


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Safety improvements on I-81 may come sooner than expected.
But work on a new school for Roanoke County has stopped.
Eric Earnhart has more on tonight's Board of Supervisors meeting.
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[SUPER=01-Marion Roark/School Board Chairman; 1:14]
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((With the recent rash of accidents... some fatal, some causing massive traffic backups, Supervisors appealed to Congressman Bob Goodlatte for help.
Goodlatte, who has formed an I-81 task force, says the house has appropriated money that could be available by the end of the year, long before VDOT adds improvements as part of a scheduled widening project.

[SOT 18:10:03]
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(( REP. BOB GOODLATTE/(R) VA; ONE POINT FIVE MILLION DOLLARS TO BUILD SOME SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS INTO THE HIGHWAY AS IT EXISTS NOW, IT'S THE FIRST YEAR OF FIVE YEAR PROJECT TO DO THAT. ))
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Goodlatte also brought good news for farmers in his district... saying federal aid for drought stricken farms could be available as early as next month...

But not all the news the Supervisors received at this meeting was good...
They were surprised when School Superintendent Deanna Gordon told them that 28 million is not enough for the new South County High School....
And when Chairman Bob Johnson learned design work on the project has stopped until additional funding is approved, he got mad.

[SOT 00:18:42]
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(( BOB JOHNSON/CHAIRMAN; I'M NOT RUNNING FOR A POPULARITY CONTEST BUT WE'RE GOING TO BUILD THIS SCHOOL... NOW I WANT TO SEE IT BUILT IN A TIMELY FASHION ))
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School officials say the extra cost, as much as five million dollars, comes from adding an auditorium and more classrooms to the project.
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(( MARION ROARK/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN; IT WOULD BE RIDICULOUS TO BUILD A SCHOOL THAT DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH CLASSROOMS OR ENOUGH SPECIAL ED ROOMS, OR ENOUGH SCIENCE ROOMS, SO YOU ARE LOOKING AT MAYBE SOME INCREASING COSTS THERE. ))
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Roark says she doesn't know how much the school will eventually cost in the long run.
[17:21:24] Supervisors approved an additional sixty-seven thousand dollars, enough to get things going again, but said not another penny, until they meet with the school board in two weeks to discuss the overall scope of the project. In Roanoke County, Eric Earnhart, News 7))



[Forest-Fire]


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Where there was once billowing smoke and raging flame -
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there is now a mountainside dotted with small fires, and covered by a lingering haze of smoke.
The Virginia Department of Forestry says the fire that has burned on Purgatory Mountain 4 days is now officially controlled.
95 firefighters spent the day re-inforcing back-fire lines.
Tomorrow almost half of them will be allowed to go home.
[super=03-Botetourt Co./Monday]


12-hundred and 85 acres were charred by the blaze.
Officials expect it to continue smoldering until there's significant rainfall.
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Another forest fire broke out in Botetourt County tonight - this one much smaller.
A blaze on Apple Orchard Mountain, near the Blue Ridge Parkway, burned one acre before firefighters brought it under control.
[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

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[Toss back to anchor][Book-Parkway]


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One of Virginia's better- known attractions is the Blue Ridge Parkway. But after years of road and subdivision-development near the Parkway, one new book predicts a bleak future for the scenic roadway.
Kate Weidaw has the story.
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((The Blue Ridge Parkway attracts millions of visitors to Virginia every year. But a new book called Blue Ridge 2020: An Owner's Manual says within the next few years, development and environmental issues like air pollution will affect it's natural beauty.

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((STEVE NASH/AUTHOR: A LOT OF OUR STREAMS IN THE BLUE RIDGE ARE GOING TO BE ACIDIFYING AND SOME OF THEM WILL BE BIOLOGICALLY STERILE BY THE MIDDLE OF THE NEXT CENTURY.))
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Tourists visiting the Parkway bring in 270 million dollars a year.
But with new development replacing the natural environment, some worry about what could come in the future.

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((HOUCH MEDFORD/EXEC. DIR. BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY FOUNDATION: WHEN THOSE SCENIC VIEWS ARE COMPROMISED BY DEVELOPMENT PEOPLE WILL NO LONGER VISIT THE PARKWAY AND THAT WILL HAVE A DETRIMENTAL EFFECT ON THE LOCAL ECONOMY.))
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A larger population means more roads, buildings, and fewer trees. But is there something that can be done to stop future problems?

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((STEVE NASH/AUTHOR: FOR EACH OF THESE PROBLEMS THERE IS A SET OF SOLUTIONS THAT ARE OUT THERE TO BE TESTED AND EXPLORED.))
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Nash says Blue Ridge 2020 is a book that clarifies the solutions - that could help the famous parkway in the future. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))

[Tobacco-Auction]


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Over a million pounds of tobacco were sold in Danville today, as farmers, warehouse workers and politicians celebrated the 130th opening of the tobacco market there.
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But the celebration quickly turned to concern because of low prices.
Bales of tobacco sold for an average of a dollar-eighty a pound... compared to a dollar-ninety-three for the same crop last year.
Most of what was sold was premium quality tobacco carried over from last season. This year's crop is expected to arrive on the auction floor later in the week.
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((MEARL WITCHER/TOBACCO FARMER: IF THEY'RE GOING TO BUY ONE-YEAR AGED TOBACCO FOR THE PRICES THAT THEY'RE PAYING NOW, WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO PAY FOR THE NEW?))
[SOT 1:01:46]

((JOHN GIBSON/PITTSYLVANIA CO. EXTENSION AGENT: MORALE IS NOT VERY GOOD, NATURALLY. AND THAT KIND OF GOES WITH WHAT WE'RE SEEING WITH THE LOW PRICES, THE MORALE GOES THAT WAY ALSO.))
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[SUPER=01-John Gibson/Pittsylvania Co. Extension Agent; :08]
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[OUT Q=that way also.]
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Farmers say the low prices are another blow in a series of uncertainties this year.
They've had a 35-percent cutback in their quota this year and say that with these prices, they're profits will go up in smoke.
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[Goode]


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Democratic Congressman Virgil Goode showed up at the tobacco auctions in Danville today, but continued to dodge questions about a possible party switch.
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The fifth district representative offered a speech of encouragement to farmers.
But he refused to speak out on the Republican offer of a seat on the House Appropriations Committee.
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((VIRGIL GOODE/(D) 5TH DISTRICT: I GUESS SOME WOULD SAY IT'S A GOOD THING, SOME WOULD SAY IT'S A BAD THING, TO DO IT ONE WAY OR THE OTHER, BUT I'M JUST GOING TO LOOK AT 2000 WHEN 2000 COMES AND HOPE THAT I'LL BE ABLE TO RUN FOR RE-ELECTION.))
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[OUT Q=run for re-election.]
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He wouldn't say WHICH party he plans to run for re-election with.
But Goode said he wanted to focus on issues and not partisanship.
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[Downtown-Blacksburg]


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The wheels are rolling on plans to build a parking garage in the heart of downtown Blacksburg.
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Town officials are currently in negotiations with H-C-M-F Real Estate to build the structure along Draper Road.
If the deal is finalized the garage would most likely be three stories high and contain about 300 parking spaces.
Plans also call for the ground floor to include space for a number of retail shops.
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((GARY HUFF/BLACKSBURG TOWN MGR.: WE'D LIKE TO SEE IT DESIGNED SO THAT IT'S ATTRACTIVE TO THE DOWNTOWN, ATTRACTIVE TO THE COMMUNITY, THAT HAS A LOT OF PUBLIC SPACE IN IT, THAT WE CAN UTILIZE IT FOR A LOT OF DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS, NOT JUST A PARKING DECK BUT ALSO COMMUNITY SPACE ALSO.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Huff/Blacksburg Town Mgr.; :00]
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The town would own the parking garage-- while H-C-M-F real estate would own the retail space.
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Officials in Lynchburg want smokers to think twice before throwing out cigarette butts.
We'll have details.
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And a popular actor finds his wife floating dead in the family swimming pool.
The story, straight ahead.
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[Sports-preview]


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(( Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with a new and improved Michael Westbrook. We'll continue the pre season Friday Football Extra tour of southwest and central Virginia, plus we'll see if the Avalanche kept pace with the Pelicans tonight. All that plus, the Panthers try out for a spot in WCW later on the Big 7.))

[Shatner's-Wife]


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Court records show William Shatner had filed for divorce from his wife- last October- citing irreconcilable differences.
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The actor's wife died in an apparent drowning in the family pool overnight.
Shatner said he came home and found his wife at the bottom of the swimming pool. He dragged her from the pool, called 911 and tried to revive her but it was too late.
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((WILLIAM SHATNER/ACTOR: HER LAUGHTER, HER TEARS AND HER JOY WILL BE WITH ME FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. THANK YOU.))
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Shatner married Nerine- in 1997- IT was his third marriage.
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[Litter-Control]


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If you're a smoker who thinks nothing of tossing your cigarette onto the sidewalk or in a gutter, Lynchburg officials want you to listen up.
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Tonight, Lynchburg city council amended its litter control ordinance to include cigarette trash in its definition of litter.
The new law means Hill City business owners must now keep the sidewalks and gutters in front of their stores clean of cigarette butts in addition to other trash.
City officials agree enforcement could be tricky.. but the public should still be aware.
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[SOT 11:48:39]
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((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: WE'VE GOTTEN TO A POINT IN OUR NATION WHERE WE'VE ENCOURAGED PEOPLE NOT TO THROW LITTER OUT AND THIS IS JUST ONE MORE ENCOURAGEMENT TO REMEMBER THAT CIGARETTE BUTTS IS LITTER ALSO.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Council Member]
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[OUT Q=is litter also.]
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A first- time violation of the litter law could carry a 500 dollar fine.
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[Radford-Fire]


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The city of Radford will get a new fire chief, next month.
Lee Simpkins has been selected for the job.
He'll be taking over for Jigger Roberts--- who's planning to retire at the end of the month.


Simpkins has years of experience.
He's been employed by the Radford Fire Department since 1974.
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Coming up on News 7, mountain bikers beware.
There's a recall that could affect you.
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And you've heard of bouncing babies, but how about bouncing mothers?
Coming up, a way for pregnant women to bounce their way to an easier birth. Stay with us.
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[LOTTO]
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NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
9-3-4

(nine, three, four)


Pick 4:
3-6-1-7

(three, six, one, seven)


Cash 5:
3-5-12-19-25

(three, five, twelve, nineteen, twenty-five)


The Big Game:
13-27-32-43-50. Big Money Ball: 2

(thirteen, twenty-seven, thirty-two, forty-three, fifty. Big

Money Ball: two)

[Bike-Recall]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A warning for mountain bikers.
A Taiwanese Company is recalling about 14-hundred bicycle suspension forks installed on Huffy Company mountain bikes.
The government says they can break and cause serious injuries.
(++++++++++)

[TAKE Pinnacle FULL]
The suspension forks which are black and have Zoom written on them were used for the Huffy's Verdict mountain bikes.
The bikes in question were sold in the U-S between January and June for about 2-hundred dollars.
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[Labor-Balls]


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"BREATHE through the pain"- It's a common relief technique expectant mothers use to relieve labor pains -- but what about BOUNCING through them.
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The birth ball is a physical therapy ball used as a relaxing tool during pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum. Lewis-Gale Medical Center nurse Jana Williams demonstrates the freedom to shift into any position the mother decides feels best.
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[IN Q=If somebody is up]

((ROSEMARY WINSLOW/DIRECTOR OF MATERNITY CARE: IF SOMEBODY IS UP WALKING AROUND AND THEY WANT TO TAKE A BREAK, WE CAN OFFER THE BALL, YOU CAN SIT ON IT UPRIGHT, YOU CAN PUT A CHAIR IN FRONT WITH A PILLOW ON IT SO YOU CAN ACTUALLY LEAN OVER.))
[SUPER=01-Rosemary Winslow/Maternity Care Director; ]
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Many women say in the last month of pregnancy -- labor balls are a more comfortable seat than a chair.
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The Avalanche open up a big three game set with the Pelicans at Salem Memorial - highlights are on the way, plus we'll have an update on the critically ill Catfish Hunter.
Our Friday Football Extra preseason previews continue tonight, and we'll talk with Michael Westbrook.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Spartanburg, SC; :00]


But first in tonight's Extra Point, this afternoon things got alittle ugly at the Panthers training camp in Spartanburg as fullback Chris Heatherington plowed into the line and ran into linebacker Spencer Reid.
Reid wouldn't let go so the two started pushing and punching and rolling on the ground.
Order finally was restored and cooler heads prevailed.
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[S-Avalanche]


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[WRITER=mst]
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The Salem Avalanche and Myrtle Beach Pelicans opened up a critical three game set last night with first place in the Southern division on the line.
Salem came in a game and a half out of first.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Pelicans vs. Avalanche; :00]


Fans were looking to get a souvenir program for this big series, and they would need it to pick out the defensive stars early.
In the first inning, the Pelicans Junior Brignac hits into the 6-4-3 double play as the Avalanche set down Myrtle Beach in order.
The game stayed scoreless into the fourth when another big play by second baseman Jerome Alviso appeared to save the day as he steps on second and guns down the runner at first.
[SUPER=37-Myrtle Beach/4/Salem/2;]


But Jerrod Wong would come through with this single up the middle to break the scoreless tie. The Pelicans takes game one 4-to-2.
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[S-Yanks]


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The New York Yankees recent winning streak was stopped at six games yesterday by the offensive minded Oakland A's.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Oakland, CA/MLB-A's; :00]


Roger Clemens had a four hitter going into the 6th inning, but he fell apart in that frame thanks largely to Ben Grieve's 18th homerun of the season.
[SUPER=35-New York/1/Oakland/6;]


The two run shot to right sent Clemens to the showers and lifted the A's to a 6-to-1 win. The Rocket is now 10-and-5.
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[S-Catfish]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Hall of Fame pitcher Jim "Catfish" Hunter who starred for both the A'sand Yankees is in critical condition in the neuro-intensive care unit of Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, North Carolina.
Hunter fell down a set of outside cement steps at his home on Sunday and hit his head.
He was been unconscious yesterday and on a respirator.
The 53 year old Hunter has been battling Lou Gehrig's disease for over a year.
((BYE BYE))


[S-Westbrook]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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The Washington Redskins will start turning their attention to the New England Patriots today as they gear up for their game with the New England Patriots this Friday night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD; :00]


One player who will be out to make his mark in a big way is Michael Westbrook. The former first round draft pick out of Colorado is now in his 5th season in the league.
Yet to date he has yet to play an entire season because of nagging knee, shoulder and neck injuries.
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[IN Q="If the Lord...]
[SUPER=01-Michael Westbrook/Fifth Year Redskins Receiver; :00]
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[OUT Q=...FOR ME."]
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Westbrook, like Randy Moss, is almost a freak of nature - a six foot five inch muscle-bound player who can run like a deer.
But in his first four years he's been as unpredicitable as an animal of the wild, dodging reporters, sulking on the sideline and even attacking a teammate.
So is this his most focused preseason to date?
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Don't believe that line for a second. Westbrook went out of his way during the first week of training camp to meet fans and sign as many autographs as possible. He's anxious to become a team leader and he longs to make the pro bowl.

All of those things are good signs for the Redskins' fans who haven't seen the playoffs since Joe Gibbs left town.


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With former Liberty University star Eric Green nursing a sore right knee, the Jets re-acquired tight end John Burke from the San Diego Chargers for a conditional draft pick in 2001.
The former Virginia Tech star played under Bill Parcells in New England and he played seven games with the Jets in 1997.
Burke is in his 6th year in the league. You can see him and the rest of the Jets take on the Packers here on WDBJ-7 this Saturday night at eight. ((BYE BYE))

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Still to come we'll head to the high school fields in Bedford County
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and check in with the Cavaliers of Jefferson Forest are are looking to keep their impressive string of winning season in tact this year.
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The Jefferson Forest Cavaliers are looking forward to another big year in the Seminole district despite some key losses, including Jerton Evans.
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Since 1989 Forest has won at least seven games each season.
Numbers are always a problem for the Cavaliers so they'll have to stay healthy to perform well.
12 starters return, six on both offense and defense, but Landis says the strength of this team does not rest of just a few key players.
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Elsewhere in Bedford County the Minutemen are working on a comeback from last season's oh and 10 record.
A lot of responsibility is going to rest on the shoulders of running back Shannon Clark until quarterback Anthony Brown, who is recovering from a knee injury, gets the OK to play.
Liberty only lost three starters and has the strong team leadership of 13 seniors.
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Friday Football Extra's 16th year kicks off on Your Hometown Station August 20th, Friday night with our annual preseason special.

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The just competed Pan Am Games produced a multiple medal winner who has some wet ties to this area. Dan Phillips, who was a popular figure in the Roanoke Valley Aquatic Association in 1996 and 1997
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when he served as the head swimming coach of Roanoke County's Olympic Park team and the Marlins elite swim club, won three medals at the games in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Phillips, who is part of the United State resident program in Colorado Springs training for the 2000 olympic games, won a gold medal in the 800 meter free style. He also won a gold and a silver as part of two relay teams.
Dan was one of just 7 Americans to win more than one medal at the Pan Am Games.
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