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[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Heads]
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Coming up on News 7-
An earthquake in California tonight-
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[VO-NAT]


More mandatory water restrictions go into effect. We'll tell you where.
George W. Bush heads to Roanoke tomorrow to raise some cash.
Plus a huge rush for the back street boys- latest concert tour.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.
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[SUPER=@Jean1;]
[SUPER=@Robin1;]
[SUPER=@Mike1;]



[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]
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[SOT 29:23]
[IN Q=It makes]

((JUDY FOWLER: IT MAKES ME SICK IN MY STOMACH TO SEE IT LIKE THIS.))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=like this]
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[VO-NAT]


Yet another community faces water restrictions as the drought continues to take a toll around the region.
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[Bedford-Water]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-34 27:06]
[GRAPHIC=Water Restrictions]


This time, it's Bedford implementing restrictions.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Kate]

Kate Weidaw joins us from the newsroom with more.
[Live= Kate FULL]
[SUPER=@Kate1]

Jean on July 30-th Bedford city issued voluntary water restrictions but it just wasn't enough to keep the reservoir from dropping 4 and a half feet below the spill way. And the drought has affected more then just the reservoir.
(rollcue... just the reservoir)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Ususally there is]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;:08]
[SUPER=01-Craig Meadows/Bedford City Manager;:16]
[SUPER=03-Bedford;:47]
[RUNS=1:01]
[OUT Q=restrictions may end]



(([SOT 27:44]
[INQ=]

((JUDY FOWLER: USUALLY THERE IS WATER RUNNING OVER TOP OUR ANKLES HERE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= :03]


The Big Otter River runs through Judy Fowler's property in Bedford County and after the dry weather this summer the river has run dry.
Bedford city had been using the river for a water supply.

[SOT 18:58]
[INQ=]

((CRAIG MEADOWS/BEDFORD CITY MANAGER: THE CITY HAS HAD THE ABILITY TO DRAW UP TO A MILLION GALLONS A DAY FROM IT AND UNFORTUNATELY AROUND THE MIDDLE OF JULY THE RIVER LEVEL DROPPED CONSIDERABLY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= :11]


And with the lack of water resources this has lead the city of Bedford to issue mandatory water restrictions.

[SOT 17:57]
[INQ=]

((CRAIG MEADOWS/BEDFORD CITY MANAGER: WITH THE RESERVOIR WE HAVE 70 TO 80 DAYS LEFT WITH THE MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS. HOPEFULLY WE WILL BE ABLE TO LENGTHEN THE TIME OF THE WATER IN THE RESERVOIR.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS=:]


The restrictions mean residents need to eliminate any non-essential use of water. The city has already shut down its fountain in front of the municipal building. And with dry weather in the forecast no one can predict when the restrictions may end.))
[Live= Kate]

The city will be sending out this letter to all the residents. It describes in detail what the restrictions are.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Kate]

They will also have police and other public officials observing homes to make sure the restrictions are being followed.


[Drought-Declaration]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Drought 99]


Five more Virginia counties have been declared agricultural disaster areas because of the drought.
(+++++++++)

[TAKE MAP PINNACLE FULL SCREEN]
Rockingham, Alleghany, Page, Shenandoah, and Buckingham Counties will be eligible for emergency low-interest loans after today's announcement by Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman.
(+++++++++)
[anchor=Jean]
[graphic=Hold]


Pulaski County's Board of Supervisors is expected to declare that county a disaster area Monday.
Meantime Congressman Virgil Goode is asking President Clinton to dispatch the U-S military to distribute water to drought-stricken areas.
NO response yet from the White House.
Goode's spokesman says he got the idea from Bedford County Supervisor Bob Crouch.




[Water]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-26 1:15:57]
[GRAPHIC=Water Restrictions]


Roanoke officials say they're breathing a little easier in the wake of last week's water agreement with Roanoke County.
But even the promise of four million gallons a day, will not eliminate the need for water conservation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


On Valleypointe Parkway, crews put the finishing touches on the latest connection between the two water systems.
Roanoke is now supplementing its supply with water from Roanoke County, Salem and eventually, the town of Vinton.
Roanoke County is also easing the burden on Carvins Cove by supplying county residents who used to be city water customers.
But even if city residents reduce their water consumption by 30 percent... a gap remains.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:41]
[IN Q=The city and county]

((DIANE AKERS/ASST. CITY MANAGER: THE CITY AND THE COUNTY WILL CONTINUE TO WORK TOGETHER TO DEVELOP THE CONNECTIONS AND TO GET THE CAPACITY TO GET MORE WATER IN, BUT FOR NOW PEOPLE STILL NEED TO CONSERVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.))
[SUPER=01-Diane Akers/Asst. City Manager]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=as much as possible.]
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[VO-NAT]


Add up the additional sources of water, factor in conservation... and the city will still need to draw water from Carvins Cove...
(+++++++++++)

[Take Pinnacle Page 1000] which is now 28 feet below full pond.
That's just two feet away from tougher water restrictions.
(+++++++++++)


[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [08/17/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Cali-Quake]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Earthquake]


An earthquake has rattled Northern California tonight.
The quake registered a preliminary magnitude of five point zero- It was centered in the town of (Boh-LEE-nas).
The quake shook office buildings and homes in San Francisco.
No injuries or damage have been reported yet.
Bolinas is about 20 miles north of San Francisco.

[Turkey-Quake]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


In Turkey tonight many are out in the streets for fear of a massive aftershock.
Last night's powerful earthquake left at least two thousand dead- and that number could rise- because thousands more are missing.
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[Take VO] The quake happened in the middle of the night when most were sleeping- Allen Pizzey is there with more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Istanbul, Turkey; 01]
[SUPER=01-Bill Richardson/U.S. Energy Secretary;1:14]
[SUPER=01-Allen Pizzey/CBS News; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=Istanbul, Turkey.]

((WITHIN MINUTES OF THE MASSIVE SHOCK, SURVIVORS WERE DESPERATELY SCRAMBLING TO SAVE THOSE TRAPPED. ENTIRE BUILDINGS WERE REDUCED TO PANCAKE SLABS OF CONCRETE WITH LITTLE MORE THAN SHEER WILLPOWER TO MOVE THEM. FROM ONE BUILDING A SIGN OF LIFE, AND A GLASS OF WATER TO KEEP IT GOING. AND WHAT SEEMED TO BE MIRACLES, THIS WOMAN APPEARED DEAD, THEN, SHE BLINKED. A TEENAGE GIRL MANAGED TO MAKE HERSELF SMALL ENOUGH NOT TO BE CRUSHED AND WAS SAVED. SO MANY MORE WERE NOT.
DAYLIGHT SHOTS
TRACK: WHEN DAWN BROKE THE MASSIVE EXTENT OF THE QUAKE BECAME EVIDENT. IN THE TOWN OF GOLCUK ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOODS WERE DESTROYED. THE MAYOR CLAIMED AS MANY AS 500 BUILDINGS HAVE COLLAPSED AND FEARED AS MANY AS 10,000 DEAD AND MISSING. BULLDOZERS WORKED NONSTOP BUT THERE SIMPLY WERE NOT ENOUGH TO DO THE JOB. DOCTORS WERE OVERWHELMED, STREETS BECAME EMERGENCY CLINICS AND THERE WERE REPORTS OF PEOPLE BREAKING INTO DRUGSTORES FOR MORE SUPPLIES. AND THROUGHOUT THE HORROR OF THE DAY MORE MIRACLES.
MAN SITTING IN BED
THIS MAN UNABLE TO MOVE WAITED TO BE RESCUED. DUSTY BUT ALIVE, A TINY BABY WAS REUNITED WITH ITS FATHER. AMONG THE LUCKY ONES WAS US SECRETARY BILL RICHARDSON.

SOT RICHARDSON

IT WAS TERRIFYING FOR 45 SECONDS, IT WAS TERRIFYING. WE FEEL FOR THE PEOPLE OF TURKEY. THIS IS A HUGE TRAGEDY.
AND THIS IS THE SCENE IN ISTANBUL TONIGHT. IN EVERY AVAILABLE OPEN SPACE, 10S OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE CAMPING OUT. THEY FLED HERE AFTER THE FIRST BIG QUAKE. AND THEY'RE STILL AFRAID TO GO HOME. THERE HAVE BEEN AT LEAST 6 AFTERSHOCKS TODAY AND NO ONE KNOWS YET IF ANOTHER BIG QUAKE WON'T STRIKE. ALAN PIZZEY , CBS NEWS ISTANBUL TURKEY))

[Execution]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=VA Death Penalty]


It is the tenth execution in Virginia this year.
Tonight the man convicted of murdering a Chesapeake woman in 1993 died by lethal injection.
(++++++++++)

[TAKE PINNACLE FULL SCREEN]
Marlon Dewayne Williams was pronounced dead shortly after nine at the Greenville Correctional Center in Jarratt.
Today Williams withdrew his request for clemency from Governor Gilmore.
(+++++++++++++)




[Lake-Buoys]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-21 1:42:16]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mtn. Lake]


Franklin County supervisors could not decide tonight whether to let a Smith Mountain Lake group REMOVE no-wake buoys that force boaters to slow down.
The lake's policy advisory board says about 20 buoys unfairly guard residential coves and wants to lift those speed limits.
Tina Tenret shows us how this would affect users of Smith Mountain Lake.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Bruce Reichelderfer]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Reichelderfer/Lake Resident; :25]
[SUPER=01-Bob Halstead/Lake Resident; 1:08]
[SUPER=@Tina1; 1:14]
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[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7]
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(([SOT]
[IN Q=]
((nat sot boat))
[RUNS= :03]


Bruce Reichelderfer has a no-wake buoy in his cove.
It forces boaters to idle speed.
He says it's for safety.
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[SOT 14:27:39]
[IN Q=YOU SEE]

((BRUCE REICHELDERFER/LAKE RESIDENT: YOU SEE THE WAY THE BOW RISES? I CAN'T SEE WHERE I'M GOING AND I'M NOT GOING VERY FAST. I'M ONLY GOING ABOUT EIGHT MILES AN HOUR.))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=EIGHT MILES AN HOUR]


And he says the buoy helps more than cove residents.
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[SOT 14:26:24]
[IN Q=We'll see]

((REICHELDERFER: WE'LL SEE TWO OR THREE DOZEN PEOPLE ON THE WEEKEND WHO COME IN HERE TO PICNIC AND ARE PROTECTED BY THE BUOYS.))
[RUNS= :05]
[OUT Q=protected by the buoys]


But if the new law passes, this cove would LOSE its buoy.
The lake's policy advisory board reserves buoys for PUBLIC areas like the state park and marinas.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:19:57]
[IN Q=To have them]

((BOB HALSTEAD/LAKE RESIDENT: TO HAVE THEM DESIGNATED FOR PRIVATE COVES, I DON'T AGREE WITH AT ALL.))
[RUNS= :06]
[OUT Q=WITH AT ALL]


Bob Halstead's cove does NOT have a no-wake buoy.
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[SOT 13:19:22]
[IN Q=It kind of penalizes]

((HALSTEAD: IT KIND OF PENALIZES THOSE OF US WITHOUT NO WAKE BUOYS IN THAT THEY HAVE TO COME OVER HERE TO RUN THEIR JET SKIS AND THEY HAVE TO COME OVER HERE TO SKI.))
[RUNS= :10]
[OUT Q=TO SKI]


He says -- keep the buoys and open up the floodgates -- everyone wants one.
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[SOT 13:21:18]
[IN Q=I call it]

((HALSTEAD: I CALL IT THE WHITE PICKET FENCE EFFECT. YOU HAVE ALL THESE NO WAKE BUOYS. PRETTY SOON YOU HAVE THIS WHITE PICKET FENCE ALL THE WAY DOWN THE LAKE TO THE DAM.))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=to the dam]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: FOR THIS TO GO THROUGH -- ALL THREE COUNTIES AROUND THE LAKE WOULD HAVE TO AGREE. THE BEDFORD COUNTY SUPERVISORS TAKE UP THIS ISSUE MONDAY NIGHT AT 7:30 TINA TENRET NEWS7.))
[RUNS= :10]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7]))






























[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Some question the Governor's handling of a new board that will help farmers after the tobacco settlement.
Details coming up.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus - he's leading the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
Tomorrow - George W- Bush makes his way to the Roanoke Valley.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=MST]
[TAPE#=Sports Preview]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=BIG 7"]

(( Hey folks this is Mike Stevens in the News 7 sports office. The door here is open but the Tech practices are now closed. A Carroll Co. junior verbally commits to play Bonnie Ball.
We'll talk a Barber other than Tiki and Ronde who is making it in the NFL. And we'll play games at the Panthers camp in a few minutes here on the Big 7.))

[Tobacco-Board]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-32 29:32]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Settlement]


There are two chunks of money tobacco companies will be paying out in the next few decades.
This is the small one.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Governor Jim Gilmore today convened the new board that will hand out the so-called "Side Agreement" money to tobacco growers and quota holders.
Governor Gilmore appointed all but two on the all white, all male Certification Board that will divvy up the money.

Democrats warned that the bylaws the group adopted would allow secret meetings.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We would]
[sot 14:27:55]

((CRAIG BIEBER/VIRGINIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY: WE WOULD JUST HOPE THAT MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE KEPT AWARE EVERY STEP OF THE PROCESS HOW THIS MONEY IS GOING TO BE SPENT.))
[sot 12:04:28 ]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WELL THIS IS A PRIVATE TRUST. IT IS NOT... IN THE OPEN AND IN THE CLEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Craig Bieber/Virginia Democratic Party; :00]
[super=@Gilmore; :10]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=in the clear.]
[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=Hold]


While the Side Agreement means 339-million dollars for Virginia growers over the next dozen years... the Master Settlement Agreement will mean four BILLION for Virginia over 25 years.
Almost half of that will head back to the tobacco-dependent communities of Southside and southwest Virginia. [TAKE VO TAKE VO TAKE VO]



[Farm-Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-23 1:51:01]
[GRAPHIC=Take Take Take]



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


But many Southside tobacco farmers are worried they'll NEVER see their share of the tobacco settlement.
Grower Wayne Motley and his father, Archie Lee, say they could use the money to replace the 20 acres they've lost because of quota cuts.
But they're not counting on it.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It'll just be tied up in the government]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Motley/Tobacco Farmer; :00]
[SUPER=01-Archie Lee Motley/Tobacco Farmer; :07]

((WAYNE MOTLEY: IT'LL JUST BE TIED UP IN THE GOVERNMENT, POLITICIANS. IT'S MY BELIEF. I HOPE I'M WRONG.)) ((ARCHIE LEE MOTLEY: I THINK SOME OF THE TOWNS AND SO FORTH WILL GET MORE THAN THE GROWERS ARE LIKELY TO GET, BECAUSE EVERYBODY ELSE WANTS A PIECE OF THE PIE.))
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=everybody else wants a piece of the pie.]
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[VO-NAT]


Their concerns are warranted.
Southside farmer C-D Bryant sits on the Governor's settlement task force. He says the settlement money depends on whether tobacco companies are able to pay it out.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:12:42 - :50]
[SUPER=01-C.D. Bryant/Concerned Friends of Tobacco;]

((C.D. BRYANT/CONCERNED FRIENDS OF TOBACCO: HOPEFULLY, WITH ALL THE LITIGATION THAT'S GOING ON IN THIS COUNTRY, THE INDUSTRY WILL SURVIVE. AND THEY HAVE TO SURVIVE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A PAYMENT.))
[RUNS=:08]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Settlement]


Bryant says he expects farmers to get their first payment from the grower's settlement in December. After that, he says, further payments are iffy.

[Bush-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-30 1:01:17]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]


Presidential candidate George W. Bush makes his first Roanoke campaign visit tomorrow night and Thursday.
He's planning to collect a lot of money before he leaves.
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[VO-NAT]

[From 99-17 1:00:51]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/June 22]


Fund-raisers in Virginia have already brought in more than three quarters of a million dollars to the Bush campaign.
His itinerary in Roanoke includes a one thousand-dollar-a-plate lunch Thursday.
Bush will also visit the West End Center for Youth .. and the Roanoke Farmer's Market.
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[Huff]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Franklin County is stealing away Pittsylvania's County administrator.
Rick Huff accepted an offer this morning to work for Franklin County.
He's returning home -- he led Franklin County in the eighties, at a time when it first became zoned.
Huff was chosen from about 50 applicants from Virginia and surrounding states.

[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Straight ahead - flames erupt under a corporate jet forced to make an emergency landing tonight.
The pictures, coming up.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus... something to sing about for the Backstreet Boys.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=nats singing]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=than life.]
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[vo-nat]
The group's upcoming tour sets a sell-out precedent in the concert business.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=136-3 9 2/0 4 1 1/3 6 12 21 32/11 12 28 29 45/35]






[Emergency-Landing]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


No one was injured -
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[VO-NAT]

[22:13:12]
[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV]

but it was a tense landing in Las Vegas tonight for passengers aboard a corporate jet.
The pilot couldn't get the landing gear to work.
Flames shot out from underneath the plane as it skidded along the runway before coming to a stop.
Firefighters doused the flames quickly.
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[Backstreet-Boys]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-20 1:42:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


They might be known as a favorite among teeny-boppers -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Jive Records]

but the Backstreet Boys have made a man-sized accomplishment.
Tickets for their North American "Millennium Tour" went on sale Saturday - and they sold-out Saturday.
That's 765-thousand tickets - and 30 million dollars.
The vast majority was bought up within an hour.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[13:08:11-13:08:19]
[IN Q=nats singing]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=done.]
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[VO-NAT]


The closest the Millenium tour is coming to our area is Charlotte, North Carolina and Washington D-C.
Both tour dates are in September.
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[ANCHOR=MIke]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Bonnie Henrickson gets a prospect from Frank Beamer's hometown. We'll talk with the leader of Redskins youthful linebackers, continue our Friday Football Extra tour in Floyd, and play some games with the Panthers.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Washington, DC;:00]


But first in tonight's Extra Point, Vice President Al Gore's suit shirt and tie don't match for a reason. The Tennessee native had to get dressed up in full force today as the White House welcomed the national champion Volunteer football team to town. Head coach Phil Fulmer accidentally referred to Gore as President Gore.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-34 15227TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL]


We've been telling you all summer long how the Virginia Tech football team is getting more than its share of attention this year. Apparently, it has attracted a little too much.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Yesterday Frank Beamer announced that all Tech practices are closed to the public beginning today.
No one has had a better open door policy in the past than Tech, but the distractions are getting out of hand. And if you want to see the team you'll have to wait until the opener against JMU on September 4th.
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[S-Commitment]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-40 20337TC]
[GRAPHIC=Tech basketball]


Virginia Tech's success in women's basketball is attracting the best players in the state and those close to home.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Hometown Hoops Weekly; :00]


Carroll County's Erin Gibson has made a verbal commitment to Tech.
The Six-Three center is a rising junior and averages 20-point-five points, 12 rebounds, two-point-five blocks and more than two steals a game.
Last season Erin made first teams in the district and region and was honorable mention for the state team.
She is the complete package with a four-point-oh GPA.
Carroll County Coach Howard Mayo says Erin has always wanted to go to Tech.
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[S-Redskins]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-48]
[GRAPHIC=REDSKINS CAMP]


Redskins' head coach Norv Turner says his starters will each play half of this coming Friday night's game with the Buffalo Bills.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD; :00]


One of the new starters in 1999 is second year linebacker Shawn Barber. The former University of Richmond Spider was taken in the fourth round of the 1998 draft. And last year he played in all 16 games and made the most of every opportunity with which he was presented.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I think...]

((SHAWN BARBER:))
[SUPER=01-Shawn Barber/Redskins Starting Linebacker; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=...THIS YEAR."]
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[vo nat con't]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA;]


At six two and 224 pounds Barber relies on his quickness and instincts more than power. He will start at the right outside linebacker spot, and already he is being favorably compared to Monte Coleman, who played 216 games in his 16 years with the Skins.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="If I can...]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=...BACK IN WASHINGTON."]
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[S-Floyd]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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The Floyd County Buffaloes are coming off a 9-and-2 season and they hope that even more wins are in the picture this season.
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The Buffaloes, who struck a pose yesterday, return 13 starters, seven on offense, six on defense. Floyd finished second in the Three Rivers District and to go a step higher, the defense must improve.
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(( WINFRED BEALE/BEGINS 19TH SEASON AS FLOYD HEAD COACH:))
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[OUT Q=....get the job done"]
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The Buffaloes welcome back four out of five lineman, a quarterback and tailback Josh Spence to the roster. Spence, an all state performer, knows his name will be at the top of most scouting reports.
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((JOSH SPENCE/SCORED 14 TOUCHDOWNS LAST YEAR:))
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The McLelland Metro golf tournament is at the halfway point with Franklin Co. leading the team competition by six shots over Cave Spring. Byrd and Botetourt are also within striking distance heading into tonight's final round at Hunting Hills.
Matt Chander of Franklin Co. leads Cave's Tommy Rooney in the individual competition by 4 shots. Chandler shot 68 at the Waterfront yesterday.
Scott Wise is 8 back and Lee Taylor 10 off the pace. ((BYE BYE))


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When we return from this quick break we'll see how the Carolina Panthers are
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entertaining their fans at training camp in Spartanburg, South Carolina this summer.
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If you're a football fan watching your favorite team practice can old in a hurry. Steve Mason says the Carolina Panthers understand that problem and they've cdome something to remedy it.
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((It used to be that while the Panthers practiced, fans just sat on the hill at Wofford College and watched. Not anymore. ((NAT SOUND:))
Let these fans take you on a tour of the first year Panther Experience. ((:))
This 10 station adventure park is geared towards kids. It's a modified version of the NFL Experience that was a fan favorite at Super Bowl venues. ((:))
The Obstacle Course has been drawing a crowd as youngsters must maneuver themselves through various obstacles and tunnels to get to the finish line. ((:))
Aspiring football players can test their skills at the extra point station, or, the fair catch area. There is of course a place for future quarterbacks in the football toss. ((:)) ((:)) Check out Head Games of America's Reality Rocket Police Virtual Reality game. ((:)) All of these fun games...just for kids..right...wrong. ((:)) ((:))
The Panther Experience is open each day during camp and has already had nearly 10 thousand visitors since late July. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))

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