[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[IN=]

[7:02:56] ((CMDR. DAVID KALISH/LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPT.; "IF THIS INDIVIDUAL IS WATCHING THE BROADCAST NOW, TURN YOURSELF IN, YOU ARE NOT GOING TO GET AWAY.))
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT=TO GET AWAY.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities in Los Angeles continue to hunt for the suspect in yesterday's shooting at a Jewish community center.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a Virginia civil rights leader is honored in Washington.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[CA-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]
[Live=Estacio Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Los Angeles, CA;]


The suspect in yesterday's mass shooting at a Jewish community center in Los Angeles is still at large.
Police say Buford Furrow used an uzi type weapon to gun down five people including a teenager and three small children.
Today, many of the young daycampers returned to a nearby building.
Terisa Estacio has the latest from the Granada hills section of the city.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]
[SUPER=01-Tal Saltzberg/Student; ]
[SUPER=01-Richard Riordan/Los Angeles Mayor; ]
[SUPER=04-Last Night;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=]

(((nats)
(LOCATOR: LOS ANGELES)

EIGHT YEAR-OLD TAL SALTZBERG WAS AMONG THE MANY CHILDREN WHO WERE AT THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER WHEN GUNFIRE BROKE OUT.
(SOT) Tal Saltzberg/Student "Our moms and dads were trying to get into the gates, but they were waiting outside and

I started crying because I wanted my mom and dad.. and they got scared. AS POLICE CONTINUE THEIR MANHUNT FOR THE GUNMAN.. WE ARE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE SUSPECT. A SPOKANE NEWSPAPER REPORTS 37-YEAR OLD BUFORD FURROW HAD ONCE LIVED IN WASHINGTON STATE WITH THE WIDOW OF THE MAN WHO FOUNDED A HATE GROUP KNOWN AS "THE ORDER." AND, A BOOK FOUND INSIDE FURROW'S VAN IS SAID TO HAVE BEEN WRITTEN BY THE AMERICAN NAZI PARTY. HOWEVER, OFFICIALS ARE STILL REFUSING TO SPECULATE ON WHETHER THE SHOOTING WAS A HATE CRIME.
(SOT) Mayor Richard Riordan/Los Angeles "The one thing we know is that anyone who perpetrates a crime like this, has

to have a hatred for other human beings."
(SUPER: LAST NIGHT)

LAST NIGHT, SWAT TEAMS SEARCHED A HOTEL.. LOOKING FOR FURROW AFTER A CAR HE ALLEGEDLY HIJACKED WAS FOUND IN THE PARKING LOT. POLICE BELIEVE FURROW ABANDONED HIS VAN JUST BEFORE THE CARJACKING. THEY FOUND IT LOADED WITH AMMUNITION. POLICE SAY FURROW WALKED INTO THE NORTH VALLEY JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER WITH AN UZI-TYPE WEAPON AND SPRAYED AT LEAST 70 ROUNDS. FIVE PEOPLE INCLUDING THREE YOUNG CHILDREN WERE WOUNDED.))
[Live=Estacio Full/Newspath]
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[India-Pakistan]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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There's been another escalation in the tense standoff between India and Pakistan.
Today, Pakistani forces fired a missile at three Indian aircraft.
The targeted helicopters were flying journalists to the crash site of a Pakistani naval aircraft that was shot down yesterday by an Indian jet fighter.
Pakistani soldiers were digging in at the crash site at the time, stationing anti-aircraft missiles and machine guns.

[Hill-Medal]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
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Virginia civil rights leader Oliver Hill will be honored today in Washington with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-1956]


Hill helped dismantle legalized segregation in Virginia.
He and his N-double-A-C-P legal team filed scores of lawsuits during the civil rights era, including a precursor to the famous Brown versus Board of Education case in 1954.
The 92-year-old Hill is one of eight honorees today.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Former President Gerald Ford will also receive the medal.

[Book-Parkway]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=Blue Ridge PArkway]


A new book says problems could be in store for one of Virginia's most well known attractions-- the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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[VO-NAT]


The book is called Blue Ridge 2020: An Owner's Manual and it says within the next few years, development and environmental issues like air pollution will affect it's natural beauty.
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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[SOT 47:19]
[INQ=When those]

((HOUCH MEDFORD/EX 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.))
[SUPER=01-Houck Medford/Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=the local economy]
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[VO-NAT]


A larger population means more roads, buildings, and fewer trees.
Author Steve Nash says Blue Ridge 2020 is a book that clarifies the solutions that could help the famous parkway in the future.
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[County-School]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Schools ]


Work on the new south Roanoke County high school has stopped because of rising costs.
But that's not what county supervisors wanted to hear.
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[VO-NAT]


They were surprised yesterday 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.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm not running]

(( 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 ))
[SUPER=@Johnson; ]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=a timely fashion]
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[VO-NAT]


School officials say the extra cost, as much as five million dollars, comes from adding an auditorium and more classrooms to the project.
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.
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[Interstate-81]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rsp]
[TAPE#=99-21]
[GRAPHIC=Interstate 81]


While school construction is halted, safety improvements to interstate 81 may come sooner than expected.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


With a list of accidents..some of them fatal...mounting Roanoke County supervisors are asking Congressman Bob Goodlatte for help.
Goodlatte who started an I-81 task force, says the house has appropiated money that could be available by the end of the year.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=one point five]

(( 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. ))
[SUPER=@Goodlatte;]
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[OUT Q=to do that]
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[VO-NAT]


The funds come long before VDOT intends to begin improvements on a highway widening project.
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[Edwards]


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[NEWSCAST=Noon]
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[TAPE#=99-31 TC27:39]
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One state Senator has a solution of his own-- more state troopers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


Senator John Edwards said this morning he thinks the safety crisis on 81 should be addressed immediately.
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[SOT 00:54:53]
[IN Q=Adding a]

((ADDING A HUNDRED NEW STATE TROOPERS ON THE INTERSTATE THAT WOULD PATROL THE INTERSTATE ON A REGULAR, ROUTINE, AND SUSTAINED BASIS AND A VISIBLE BASIS WOULD GO A LONG WAY IN DETERRING SPEEDING AND AGGRESSIVE DRIVING.))
[SUPER=@Edwards]
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[OUT Q=driving.]
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[VO-NAT]


He wants to use surplus budget funds to pay for it-- so it shouldn't cost the taxpayer anything.
That's just one item in a five part plan that Edwards will propose in next year's budget session.
His long-term solution to the transportation problems would be using rail passenger lines and lower airfares out of Roanoke.
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[E-Litter-Control]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-26 1:05:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


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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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Last night, 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]
[IN Q=We've gotten to]

((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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[VO-NAT]


A first- time violation of the litter law could carry a 500 dollar fine.
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[E-Tobacco-Auction]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-24 1:36:13]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco]


One-point-two million pounds of tobacco was sold at the opening of this year's market in Danville.
But that's where the good news ended.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


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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[IN Q=If they're going to buy]
[SOT 1:03:12 - :19]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Mearl Witcher/Tobacco Farmer; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Gibson/Pittsylvania Co. Extension Agent; :08]
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[OUT Q=that way also.]
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[VO-NAT]


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, their profits will go up in smoke.
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[E-Labor-Balls]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-30 44:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]

"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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[VO NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; ]

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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[SOT ub 10 54 34]
[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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[OUT Q=lean over]
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Many women say in the last month of pregnancy -- labor balls are a more comfortable seat than a chair.

[E-Bible-Camp]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-23 TC1:41:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Children at Smith Mountain Lake are creating a youth group to unite different denominations and communities.
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[SOT]
((NAT SOT))
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]
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[OUT Q=NAT Singing]
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[VO-NAT]


They've already kicked off the lake's first interdenominational Bible Camp.
70 kids from Presbyterian, Catholic, Episcopalian, even a non-denominational church, are here.
The older ones trained for weeks to lead the group.
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[SOT 11:52:08]
[IN Q=Our mission is to]

((COURTNEY SICHER/ELEVEN YEARS OLD: OUR MISSION IS TO REACH OUT TO THE KIDS IN THAT THEY WOULD REALLY REMEMBER SOMETHING FROM THIS AND REACH OUT IN THEIR FAITH OF JESUS CHRIST.))
[SUPER=01-Courtney Sicher/Eleven Years Old;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=of Jesus Christ]
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[VO-NAT]


Rock climbers are taught to trust Jesus like they trust their partners-- as white water rafters learn that God is with them when the water gets rough.
Pastors say the kids don't see the differences in religious denominations.
They say adults, too, have united from different churches to make the Bible Camp a success.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


All across Europe today--
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[VO-NAT ]

folks watched an historic event in the sky-- the last total solar eclipse of the millenium.
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[COMM BREAK #2]


[Eclipse]


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


In Europe, Asia and the middle east all eyes were on the sky for the last total solar eclipse of the millennium.


Lisa Hughes has a wrap up of this celestial event.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Bucarest, Romania; :00]
[SUPER=03-Cornwall, England; :12]
[SUPER=04-NASA Animation; :22]
[SUPER=01-Steve Maran/NASA Astronomer; :38]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Craig DeForest/NASA Astronomer; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes/Reporting; 1:12]
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[OUT Q=Greenbelt Maryland.]

(((Locator: Bucarest, Romania) The eclipse lasted longest in Romania. Even there the moon blocked the sun for only a couple of minutes, but long enough to thrill visitors who witnessed the last total solar eclipse of the century.
(Locator: Cornwall, England)

Sky watchers who gathered in Cornwall, England saw it first.
(Sot: mos from Cornwall)
(Super: NASA Animation)

The moon's shadow touched down first in the Atlantic Ocean, then began moving at about 2000 miles per hour through Europe, the Middle East and India. The Pope watched the eclipse from his summer home in Italy. And scientists are studying it all over the world.
(Sot: Steve Maran, NASA Astronomer)

The bright band of sunlight you see around the moon during an eclipse is called the corona. Solar explosions that happen in this layer effect the earth's magnetic field, our power grid and pipelines and the only time you can see the corona from the ground is during an eclipse.
(Sot: Dr. Craig DeForest, NASA Astronomer)
(Hughes Standup Close)))



[Stocks]


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 18 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in sports, just days after his three-thousandth hit, Wade Boggs adds a strikeout to his resume.
But he wasn't batting.
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[VO-NAT ]


And Michael Westbrook tries to break into the big-time, as Redskins training camp continues.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]


[Boggs]


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


Baseball's newest member of the three-thousand hit club turned into a reliever for Tampa Bay.
Wade Boggs made the second relief appearance of his career during last night's game with Baltimore.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Petersburg, FL/Devil Rays-WWWB;]


Boggs entered the game to a standing ovation, with the Devil Rays trailing the Orioles 16-to-1.
He struck out Delino DeShields but gave up a run and three hits.
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[ANCHOR=PAtrick]
[SS=HOLD]


Boggs pitched a scoreless inning for the New York Yankees at Anaheim two years ago.

[S-Avalanche]


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[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-39 14943tc]
[GRAPHIC=AVALANCHE]


The Salem Avalanche and Myrtle Beach Pelicans continue their three game battle for first place in the Southern division tonight at Salem Memorial.
Salem came into last night's showdown 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 take game one 4-to-2.
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[S-Westbrook]


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[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-42]
[GRAPHIC=REDSKINS CAMP]


The Washington Redskins will start turning their attention to the New England Patriots 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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[SOT]
[IN Q="If the Lord...]
[SUPER=01-Michael Westbrook/Fifth Year Redskins Receiver; :00]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=...FOR ME."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]


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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[SOT]
[IN Q="No...]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=...NOTHING NEW."]
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[VO NAT CON'T]
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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[SOT]
[IN Q="I mean...]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=...that way."]
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[S-Forest]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-37 tc 1:28:33]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


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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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Forest;]


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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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think]
[SUPER=01-Ed Landis/Jefferson Forest Head Coach;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=leadership this year]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]


[S-Liberty]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-38 tc 1:38:28]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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


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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[SOT]
[IN Q=we expect]
[SUPER=01-Scott Abell/Liberty Head Coach;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=playoff birth]
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[talent=Patrick]
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ason special. Friday Football Extra's 16th year kicks off on Your Hometown Station August 20th, Friday night with our annual prese