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Next on News 7-
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George W. Bush fields some tough questions during his Roanoke visit today.
A helicopter is brought in to help battle a brush fire near Smith Mountain lake.
And it's going to be easier to get out of Valley View mall-
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Plus help on the way to farmers-
News 7 is next.
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He came to Roanoke to raise money.
But George W- Bush spent most of his trip talking about the one issue that won't go away.
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[George-W-Bush]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good evening.
The Republican presidential front-runner wanted to talk about the future, but what kept coming up was his past.
Scott Goldberg spent the day with Bush on the campaign trail.
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((NATSOUND: WHEN SOMEBODY SAYS DRUGS ARE COOL YOU SAY THEY'RE NOT COOL. GOTTA MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES.))
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After telling students at Roanoke's West End Center to avoid youthful indiscretions, George W. Bush still wouldn't get specific about his.
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((GEORGE W. BUSH: I'VE TOLD PEOPLE OVER TWO DECADES AGO I MADE SOME MISTAKES.))
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((PROTESTER: ANSWER THE QUESTION, GOVERNOR. IT'S A VALID QUESTION.))
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What's become known as the cocaine question dogged Bush all day.
He wouldn't say yes or no... only that if he did use any drugs... he did it at least 25 years ago.
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((BUSH: I'VE LEARNED FROM THOSE MISTAKES. AND THAT'S ALL I INTEND TO TALK ABOUT IT.))
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What Bush wanted to talk about was his so-called compassionate conservative agenda.
He didn't say exactly what that means ... not speaking in-depth on any one issue ... but that didn't bother his supporters.
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((CINDY BISHOP: HE'S GIVEN A BROAD IDEA ... I DON'T WORRY ABOUT WHAT HAS OR HASN'T SAID. HE'S GOT PLENTY OF TIME.))
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Bush did say he wants more money for after-school youth programs ... a strong military ... and what he calls prosperity with a purpose.
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((BUSH: I HAVE A PLAN FOR PROSPERITY AND A PLAN FOR PEACE... BUT I ALSO HAVE A PLAN TO MAKE OUR AMERICAN DREAM TOUCH EVERY WILLING HEART.))
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That plan might've gotten Bush this far.
But with questions about his past following him all the way to Roanoke ... the front-runner might need a new strategy as this campaign wears on.
His not answering questions isn't stopping others from asking.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.))



[Emergency-Aid]


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The U-S Department of Agriculture is coming to the aid of farmers in 18 Virginia Counties affected by the drought.

Governor Gilmore announced tonight that the U-S-D-A is allocating 1-point-9 MILLION dollars through its Emergency Conservation Program for areas with serious water resource problems.
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[TAKE FIRST PINNACLE PAGE]
Among the counties where farmers will receive aid: Alleghany, Bath, Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, [TAKE NEXT PINNACLE] Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Roanoke and Rockbridge.
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[VO] [99-20 1:33:04]
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The funding comes as a result of Governor Gilmore's meeting earlier this month with Governors of several other states affected by the drought... as well as a meeting with federal officials.
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[Brush-Fire]


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The dry conditions are making the job of dozens of firefighters more difficult tonight as they continue battle the brush fire that's engulfed about 200 acres near Smith Mountain Lake.
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The fire started when lightning hit Smith Mountain Saturday.
But firefighters thought it was extinguished... until it flared up yesterday.
The fire continued to spread last night, even as 60 firefighters and foresters worked to construct barriers.
[super=03-Pittsylanvia Co./Today;]


A helicopter was called in today to help douse the flames with water.
No homes are threatened by the brush fire.
Officials say that without rain, the blaze could continue to burn for several days and engulf another 200 acres.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [08/19/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

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The Roanoke Neighborhood Development Corporation wants to see Henry Street revitalized.
This evening - members continued their mission in a meeting with community residents.
[Double Boxes=ANCHOR/Newsroom]


Joy Sutton was there is live in the newsroom with details.
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The start of construction for an office building on Henry Street is now further away than originally expected.
But community leaders say that City Council's decision earlier this week to give the corporation less than it asked for will NOT stop this project.
(rollcue...this project )
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(( Henry Street was once a thriving part of town but now abandoned buildings and boarded windows are most of what remains.
Roanoke Neighborhood Development Corporation is hoping to change all that--by making this street an area booming with business once again.
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((IT JUST WILL NOT DIE. IT HAS A LIFE OF ITS OWN. IT HAS BEEN THE LIFEBLOOD OF A COMMUNITY))
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The corporation met with community residents to answer questions--and to talk about the progress of the project.
The corporation was hoping to get 700-thousand dollars from Roanoke City council--but council decided earlier this week to appropriate only half that amount.
Now the corporation has to raise the remaining 375-thousand dollars.
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((MAYBE IT WAS THE RIGHT THING THAT WE DIDN'T GET ALL THE MONEY BECAUSE IT FORCED THE GROUP TO DO MORE INVOLVING THE TOTAL COMMUNITY AND WHEN YOU DO THAT YOU BUILD OWNERSHIP ))
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((WE WILL BE GOING FOR FUNDRAISERS IN THE PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTOR AND WE'RE GOING TO TAP EVERY SOURCE THAT WE POSSIBLY CAN))
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Acting City Manager Jim Ritchie says the city wants to be a partner in the project--but should not be responsible for building anything.
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((WE DO PLAN TO BRING THE STREETS AND SIDEWALKS UP TO THE SAME LEVEL AS THE REST OF DOWNTOWN. WE ARE GOING TO PARTICIPATE AND PROVIDE A PARKING GARAGE))
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The land for the first phase of construction has been donated by the Roanoke Redevelopment housing authority and the corporation hopes to start construction within a year.
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Jean?

[Gilmore-VDOT]


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For the first time in state history, the Virginia Attorney General is investigating possible crimes against the environment.
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And the targets of the probe are state transportation workers and their contractors.
More than one hundred thousand gallons of sewage was dumped into a creek last month.
[SUPER=03-Goochland Co.]


The creek leads into Richmond's backup water supply.
Another VDOT contractor started clearing wetlands last December in Hampton-- without state approval.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: NOW UNFORTUNATELY, THESE INCIDENTS POINT TO A PATTERN OF MORE POTENTIALLY ENVIRONMENTAL MISHAPS. BUT THERE ARE ALSO MANAGEMENT MISHAPS, AS WELL.))
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So VDOT commissioner David Gehr resigned today with NO comment.
The Governor accepted the resignation.
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[Scales]


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Trial began today for the identical twins accused of murdering a man at a Blacksburg nightspot.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/August 31, 1997; ]


30- year old Richard Bullard died on the dance floor at Arnold's restaurant two years ago.
Terry and Kerry Scales of Martinsville admit they fired guns inside the restaurant but say they did so out of fear.


[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


They maintain they shot Bullard and wounded another man in self defense.
But prosecutors say the twins should be found guilty -- pointing out the pair immediately fled the scene and discarded the weapons which were later found by police.
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Testimony will resume in the morning.


[Turkey-Search]


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Almost 7-thousand bodies have been now been counted in the aftermath of the earthquake in Turkey.
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The search goes on throughout the night.
Its feared tens of thousand more are dead.
Four children from Suburban Atlanta and their grandfather are believed to be the only Americans killed in the earthquake.
The mother managed to survive 16 hours under the rubble while the children were dying around her.
Meanwhile some rays of hope- A rescue team from Fairfax County, Virginia pulled four people from the ruins - including an eight year old boy.
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[Turkish-Students]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Some local Turkish students are offering aid to their shaken country.
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As the death toll rises -- the students become more and more anxious. All have family in Turkey and phone calls to them have been impossible.
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((EMRE ISIN/ TURKISH STUDENT ASSOCIATION: I AM JUST LIKE THIS: I CAN'T DO ANYTHING, MY HANDS ARE TIED HERE. I WISH I WAS THERE BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO HELP -- ALL THE VOLUNTEERS AND I AM HERE. AND AS I TOLD YOU -- I CAN ONLY COUNT THE NUMBER OF DEATHS.))
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They are trying to get local support in the form of donations. Cash is the most vital at this point, but they'll take any help.
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((EMRE ISIN/ TURKISH STUDENT ASSOCIATION: ANY KIND OF SUPPLIES: BREAD, FOOD. ANYTHING WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.))
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[VO-NAT]

Anyone interested in donating can look up the information on the Turkish Student Association web site on the Tech home page.
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[Valley-View]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A long- awaited improvement to Interstate 581 is now a reality.
Today, the southbound interchange at Valley View Boulevard was finally opened to traffic.
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The new entrance to 581 should ease congestion around Valley View Mall and neighboring shopping centers.
Though it cost city taxpayers more than five and a half million dollars to build, city officials say the investment is already paying off, with new businesses such as Best Buy that are locating in the area.
The new bridge also includes a path for pedestrians that will be part of a planned greenway from the Hotel Roanoke to the mall.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Was a local deputy justified when he killed a murder suspect?
When we return - a prosecutor makes up his mind.
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[VO-NAT]


And the U-S decides whether to grant asylum for a woman seeking refuge from genital mutilation.
The story, coming up.
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(( Hey everybody this is Mike Stevens in the News 7 sports waiting room. I'll have health related news tonight concerning Tech's Jake Houseright, the Spurs Sean Elliott and the courageous Kim Perrot.
Plus, high school football preview action from Roanoke Catholic, and Jarrett talks about just doing for Nike tonight on the Big 7.))

[Deputy-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A Campbell County deputy was justified when he shot and killed a knife- wielding murder suspect last month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./June 17th]


That's the word from Commonwealth's Attorney Neil Vener (VENN-er) who reviewed the case.
Sergeant J.K. Schmitt shot Farakhan Ali Wright four times after Wright charged at him waving a knife.
Wright had just stabbed to death his girlfriend Keandra Carter when deputies responded to the scene.
Witnesses say Wright told police they would have to kill him to stop him.
Wright had a blood- alcohol level of point- one- three.
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[Jones-Retrial]


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[WRITER=jja]
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The Jenny Jones show GUEST accused of murder is on trial for a second time.
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[VO-NAT]
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Jonathan Schmitz is accused of shooting Scott Amedure after Amedure admitted he had a crush on Schmitz.
Prosecutors say it was cold blooded murder.
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((DONNA PENDERGAST/PROSECUTOR: IT WAS CALCULATED. PLAIN AND SIMPLE IT WAS AN EXECUTION.))
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Defense attorneys claim Schmitz was acting on impulse and should be convicted of a lesser charge of manslaughter.
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((JEROME SABBOTA/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: HE WAS PROVOKED. HE WAS PROVOKED TO THE POINT HE ACTED ON IMPULSE, A REASONABLE MAN LIKE HIM WOULD HAVE LOST IT AND HE DID.))
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A jury had convicted Schmitz of 2nd degree murder.
He was granted a new trial because of an error the judge made during jury selection.
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[Genital-Mutilation]


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[WRITER=jja]
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A victory today for the cause of protecting women from the ritual of genital mutilation.
The U-S has granted asylum to a woman seeking to flee the custom.
Kraig Debro reports.
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[Tease2]
When News 7 returns...
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[VO-NAT]


Chaos with the police cruisers after a robber targets a donut shop.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=135-2 4 6/4 2 5 3/2 3 7 30 34]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
2-4-6

(two, four, six)


Pick 4:
4-2-5-3

(four, two, five, three)


Cash 5:
2-3-7-30-34

(two, three, seven, thirty, thirty-four)



[Tech-Cadets]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Virginia Tech students are arriving for the start of the academic year and the Corps of Cadets are going through orientation -- military style.
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((Come on! Throw that hand out!))
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]

Corps leaders are aspiring to great heights with this year's orientation -- known as cadre week. There is no pressure associated with the obstacle course -- and cadets can even get help to complete it. The program places less emphasis on yelling and more on a positive motivational experience.
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[SOT nats 02:37:52]
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((DO WHAT I DO OK. JUMP UP -- GRAB HOLD, WRAP YOUR LEG AROUND.))
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[VO-NAT]

Classes start on Monday for all Tech students, while the Corps will continue drilling and leading the military life.
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[Donut-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Officers are ready and waiting to answer emergency calls.. especially when they are responding to a donut shop.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Panama City, FL]


It may have been one too many officers responding to the scene in Panama City this morning when two police officers answered one call involving the robbery of a local donut shop.
The cops chased the suspect for two blocks when the chase came to a crashing halt.. as the police cruisers collided.
The suspect got away with all of the cash in the shop: 50-dollars.
One of the officers suffered minor injuries - he's okay now, and so are the donuts.
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Football, NASCAR, Nike and big league baseball are on the ledger tonight along a pleasing health update on Sean Elliott.
Unfortunately, the Extra Point this evening is of a bit more somber tone.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-WNBA; :00]


Kim Perrot was one of unsung heroes of the two-time WNBA champion Houston Comets.
But back in February of this year the five foot five inch point guard was diagnosed with lung cancer and told that she also had a brain tumor.
Perrot fought the disease and supported her teammates as much as they helped her.
Tonight she died peacefully with her family by her side in Austin, Texas.
Kim Perrot was just 32 years old.
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[S-Elliott]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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NBA star Sean Elliott faced reporters in San Antonio this afternoon - just three days after receiving a new kidney.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX; :00]


He was flanked by his family members, and in particular his older brother Noel, who donated the kidney at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital.
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[IN Q="It's the greatest gift...]
[SUPER=01-Sean Elliott/San Antonio Spurs Forward; :00]
[RUNS=:47]
[OUT Q=too powerful."]
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAHIC=NBA]


Besides his Spurs' teammates, Elliott says he has also received calls, flowers or visits from Karl Malone, Scottie Pippen, and Detlef Schrempf.




[S-Jake]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-46]
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The Tech football program got some surprisingly pleasant news yesterday concerning their versatile sophomore linebacker named Jake Houseright.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/1999 Spring Practice; :00]


It was thought the Gate City product had re-injured the same knee he hurt in high school and at Tech last year, and that he may be out for the season.
But this morning he underwent arthroscopic surgery and doctors found out that he does NOT have any ligament or cartilage damage. He should be ready to practice in less than 2 weeks.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1995 Festival Classic;]


In one other Tech note, women's track and field coach Lori Taylor has resigned her post effective immediately. The three time A-10 coach of the year will stay on as the head women's cross country coach. Her husband Steve Taylor coaches Tech's men's teams.
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[S-Niners]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-44]
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NFL preseason action last night from San Francisco featured the 49ers taking on the Seattle Seahawks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/ESPN; :00]


Jim Druckenmiller was scheduled to be the last 49ers' quarterback to get in the game last night, but Steve Mariucci never got the the former Hokie in the game.
The 49ers played awful in the first half, but four Seattle turnovers including this
[SUPER=30-Seattle/23/San Francisco/24;]

interception helped them win it. David Ritchie turns Brock Huard's errant toss into the game winning TD. San Francisco comes back to win it 24 to 23.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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The Atlanta Braves fell out of first pace, but rose to the challenge and the possibility of slipping either farther behind the idle Mets last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO/TBS-Braves; :00]


The Braves got three runs in the top of the 14th inning to take a 9-to-7 win at Coors Field over the Rockies.
Randall Simon had the eventual game winning hit with this single to right field.
It plated a sliding Andruw Jones from second base.
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The Braves are tied with the Mets with 74 wins, but they are a half game back in the loss column in the east.
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Dale Jarrett comes into Michigan with two things Jeff Gordon does not have, the points lead and a new endorsement contract with Nike.
The shoe and apparel giant has hooked up with Jarrett, Bobby Labonte, Adam Petty and Tony Stewart to bring NIKE to NASCAR.
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Still to come tonight some high school football preview material
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from the private ranks as we check in with the Roanoke Catholic Celtics.
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Roanoke Catholic begins the 1999 football season with a new head coach in Paul Moyer and some decent numbers.
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Moyer is familiar with the Catholic program having served as an assistant under John Cooke since 1994, The year the Celtics won the state Independent Conference championship.
The program has always been slim on numbers but the turnout this season is very encouraging for Moyer and his staff.
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Offensively, this may be the quickest Celtic team in recent years. But Moyer says the defense may be the key to Catholic getting back to the state championship level.
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The Celtics will scrimmage Gretna tomorrow afternoon at Victory Stadium.
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The VMI athletic department made some changes today.
Former Tech basketball player and assistant coach, Scott Davis was named an assistant athletic director for compliance with the NCAA.
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Soccer fans in the area will also be pleased to hear that Roanoke Wrath member Patrick McSorley was named an assistant soccer coach for the Keydets.
He was an all-American at JMU and is still the school's all-time scoring leader.
Robert Hopkins also was added to the soccer staff today.
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