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Up next on News 7 at 11...
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[VO-NAT]


Roanoke police search for a murder suspect in the death of a teenager this morning.
People on the Texas coast are getting out as Hurricane Brett strengthens tonight.
And some amazing survival stories from earthquake-ravaged Turkey.
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News 7 is next.



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[Teen-Killed]


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A 19 year old boy was murdered early this morning at a local restaurant.
Now Roanoke City Police say they are searching for several suspects.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Police say around 1:55 this morning Prentice R. Jordan was shot more than once inside Easley's -- a restaurant on the 36-hundred block of Shenandoah Avenue, Northwest.
Jordan was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities say a confrontation between several people led to the shots being fired.
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[ANCHOR=Eric]
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Police are asking anyone with information on this crime to call the Roanoke City Crime Line at 344-8500.


[Store-Robbery]


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Lynchburg police are searching for two women who robbed a drug store. It happened shortly after 12 this afternoon at Pearson Drug on Boonsboro Road. Officials say the two women had a small handgun and took an undisclosed amount of cash.
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One suspect is described as a 5 foot 7 inch black woman in her 40's weighing 200 pounds. The other suspect is said to be a black woman in her late 20's or early 30's, weighing 140 pounds, and is 5 foot 8 inches tall. The suspects were seen driving an old model Plymouth yellow in color.
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If you have any information about the armed robbery you can contact the Lynchburg Police at (804) 847-1380.



[Turkey]


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[WRITER=eea]
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Seven earthquake victims beat the odds in Turkey today, rescued after spending four days buried in the rubble.


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[VO-NAT]
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One of the survivors was a ten year old Israeli girl, buried along with her family in a vacation home.
An Israeli rescue team found her in remarkably good condition.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=good pulse]

((RESCUE WORKER; GOOD PULSE, GOOD RESPIRATION, RELATIVELY GOOD BLOOD FEELING, TOTALLY CONSCIOUS, EVEN BEING ABLE TO HEAR JOKES.))
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[OUT Q=hear jokes]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Golcuk, Turkey;]


In another town, a man was rescued after his family, refusing to give up hope, dug down to him with their bare hands.
But rescuers are also pulling hundreds of bodies from the rubble, the official death toll now tops 12 thousand.
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[Toss back to anchor][Hurricane-Bret]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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As Hurricane Brett strengthened, concern is growning in Texas, where people are now rushing to get out of harm's way.
Jennifer Jones has more.
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[SUPER=03-South Padre Island, TX;:00]
[SUPER=01-Joel Rivera/Lumber Yard Employee;]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting;1:10]
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(((NATS) IT BEGAN WITH RESIDENTS FLEEING THEIR HOMES BY CHOICE, OFF OF SOUTH PADRE ISLAND.
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THEN A MANDATORY EVACUATION, ORDERING EVERYONE OFF THE ISLAND BY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

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"We are expecting a lot of flooding..."
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THROUGHOUT SOUTH TEXAS, YOU WILL FIND RESIDENTS BRACING FOR THIS STORM.
FAMILIES STOCKING UP ON WATER, BOARDING HOMES AND BUSINESSES, AND DOING WHAT THEY CAN TO PROTECT THEIR PROPERTY.

(Joel Rivera/Lumber Yard Employee)

"It just keeps going out, all the lumber..."
WHAT WORRIES RESIDENTS MOST IS HOW THIS STORM STEADIES A PATH NORTH WHILE GAINING STRENGTH. SEEMINGLY TAKING MEXICO OUT OF THE MIX AND MAKING TEXAS A PRIME TARGET.
Standup ))



[Gilmore-Drought]


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Help may be on the way for Virginia farmers who lost crops, poultry, and livestock in the drought of '99.
Governor Gilmore convened a meeting of the State Drought Monitoring Task Force yesterday and they agreed the greatest need at this time is help in transporting hay and water to livestock.
So Gilmore authorized the Virginia National Guard to help with the transport.
He also directed the state agriculture department to immediately identify and provide donated hay and water to drought stricken farmers.




[Tech-Minority]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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Students moved into their dorms today at Virginia Tech.
And although minorities students could be seen on campus -- some students say the University needs to do more recruiting, especially of African Americans.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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[IN Q=Portia McMichael]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;00]
[SUPER=01-Portia McMichael/2nd year Student;19]
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(( Portia McMichael is going into her second year at Virginia Tech.
She came to the university because of its academic reputation and its nice atmosphere.
But McMichael says it's sad that there are not more black and other minority students taking advantage of what Tech has to offer.
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((PORTIA MICHAEL/2ND YEAR STUDENT:WE WANT A LOT OF MINORITY STUDENTS TO SEE THAT VIRGINIA TECH IS JUST AS GOOD AS GOING TO GEORGE MASON, JAMES MADISON OR UVA. IT'S SOMETHING WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON. THE CLIMATE ON CAMPUS IS WE NEED MORE))
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In 19-98 only 14-point-3-percent of Tech's undergraduate students were minorities and out of that only 4-percent were black.
However some minority students say when it comes to the football field-- minority faces are definitely more prevalent.
But McMichael says that Tech is more than just sports.
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[SOT08:47:42]
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((WE WANT TO GET MORE STUDENTS IN ACADEMICS. YOU KNOW THERE IS A LOT OF BLACK STUDENTS HERE FOR ATHLETICS...AND THAT'S NOT REALLY ALL WHAT TECH IS ABOUT. THE ENGINEERING PROGRAM IS TOP RATED IN THE COUNTRY, NUMBER 1 INTERIOR DESIGN))
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Freshman Ronald Moody says that Tech recruited him not just for his moves on the field.
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((RONALD MOODY/FRESHMAN: I USE TO GET ACADEMIC LETTERS. I GOT GOOD GRADES TOO. I WAS GETTING ACADEMIC LETTERS AND FOOTBALL LETTERS))
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Tech recently started a minorities academic opportunities program.
Students hope that the universities efforts will pay off--- and more minorities faces will be seen on campus and in

the classroom.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Blacksburg.))















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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Campbell County's court house has escapes it's death sentence
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And an electronic giant opened this week with ideas for success in the Roanoke Valley. Find out more in this week's Business Review when News 7 returns.
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[Business-Review]


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Tobacco farmers may see their payoffs go up in smoke,
And the ideas are flowing from a new electronic giant.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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[NOTHING ON CHROMAKEY THIS WEEK] [tultex] (( This week on the Review:
Tultex says any layoffs will be temporary.
The struggling apparel company is forcing about 500 people to work shorter schedules.
Tultex is purposely slowing production so it can get rid of its inventory. [99-23 at 1:51:01]
Southside farmers say they might get burned by the national tobacco settlement.
Their first payment is due in December.
After that, one farmer who sits on the settlement task force said this week lawsuits have cost big tobacco so much ... there's no guarantee companies will pay growers their full share. [99-34 at 30:40]
Finally ... there are two ways to leave Roanoke's Valley View crossing.
The long-delayed exit ramp to Interstate-81 opened.
It cost taxpayers more than five and half million dollars but now gives shoppers an easier way to leave places like .... []
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((JUST LIKE THE COMMERCIAL. IT'S LIKE (singing) "IDEA BOX."))
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Best Buy!
The store whose mascot is an annoyoing human price tag opened to the best turnout it could've hoped for.
A stampede of customers raided the Roanoke version of the nation's number-one electronics retailer.
It's the first time in two years Circuit City will have a major competitor. [DOW JONES PRE PRO]
It was a winning week on Wall Street.
The Dow was up 127 points at 11-thousand one-hundred.
The Nasdaq picked up 11.
That's this week's Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
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The Campbell County's 150 year old court house is breathing new life instead of saying goodbye to it's old one.
Steve Smallshaw has more on the effort to restore the historic building.
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(( For 150 years, it saw justice handed out to thousands of people, but just a few years ago, Campbell County's old courthouse was nearly given a death sentence itself.
The county replaced the cramped and outdated courthouse with a new building in 1991 and the fate of the historic landmark was left hanging.
That's when Eleanor Carson and the county's historical society stepped in.
[SOT 21:45:22]

((ELEANOR CARSON/HISTORICAL SOCIETY: WE DESTROY TOO MANY THINGS BECAUSE THEY GET OLD, IF THEY GET OLD, THROW 'EM AWAY, AND THAT'S JUST NOT THE WAY TO DO THINGS.))
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So Carson and her colleagues began a drive to save the courthouse from the wrecking ball.
Now a 200- thousand dollar renovation effort, paid for by the county, is nearly complete.
The floor was refinished, walls repainted and ceiling moldings restored to their original glory.
Now the question is: what to do with the building.
[SOT 21:45:30]

((CARSON: AND I'VE DONE SOME RESEARCH AND I THINK THAT WE ARE THE ONLY COUNTY SEAT IN VIRGINIA THAT DOESN'T HAVE A MUSEUM.))
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Officials say a museum in one of the county's most historic buildings seems to make sense.
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((DAVID LAURELL/CO. ADMINISTRATOR: I WOULD THINK JUST BECAUSE OF ITS HISTORIC CHARACTER, THERE'S GOING TO BE SOME CONNECTION WITH PUBLIC USE AND PROBABLY THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, OR MAINTENANCE OF SOME OF THE HISTORIC RECORDS IN THE COUNTY.))
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A decision should be made by next month.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Campbell County.))



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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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If you're looking to make it big in Hollywood you might want to get your start right here in Virginia, that story coming up.
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[VO-NAT]

Plus the Cool Wheels festival rolled into town with some shiney and not so shiney vehicles.
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[lotto]

[SUPER=137-1 4 8/6 5 7 8/5 18 19 20 25/9 10 23 26 28 31/0 2 0 4 1 5][Barter-Theatre]



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New York isn't the only place for aspiring actors to make it big on stage.
Many stars of today find the limelight in Abingdon, Virginia.
Famous names like film star Gregory Peck to "Seinfeld's" Wayne Knight have honed their talents at the historic Barter Theater.
Kimberly McBroom joins them in the spotlight in this weeks Time Off.
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[SUPER=03-Abingdon; :00]
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((MUSIC AND SINGING...THEN FADES)) [RUNS:07]
The Broadway musical "Guys and Dolls" is one of countless shows that have come to life on Barter Theater's main stage.
The Barter is the second oldest theater in the U-S-- originally built as a Presbyterian Church.
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[SOT tape 1 12:02:35]

((RICHARD ROSE/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: THE THEATER STARTED ACTUALLY IN 1933 AS A "BARTER THEATER" WHERE PEOPLE ACTUALLY EXCHANGED GOODS AND SERVICES OR, FOOD, MOSTLY FOR THEIR TICKET PRICE. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF GREAT STORIES ABOUT THAT. ONE IS THAT, YOU KNOW, THEY COULD JUDGE THEIR SUCCESS AT THE END OF THE SEASON BY HOW MANY POUNDS THE ACTORS HAD PUT ON-- THAT'S A TRUE STORY.)) [RUNS:22]
This food-for-ticket practice continued until 19-42.
These days, admission will cost you anywhere from 14 to 24- dollars a ticket.
A reasonable price-- according to Rose-- for professional regional theater that boasts many famous alumni.
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[SOT tape 1 12:03:41]

((RICHARD ROSE/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: ERNIE BORGNINE, PATRICIA NEAL, GREGORY PECK, AND KEVIN SPACEY-- TONS OF PEOPLE WHO STARTED THEIR CAREERS HERE. BARTER WAS A BIG TRAINING GROUND AND SINCE IT WAS ONE OF THE FIRST REGIONAL THEATERS, IT REALLY WAS A TRAINING GROUND FOR MOST ACTORS' CAREERS AT THAT TIME.)) [RUNS:16]
The Barter still acts as a training ground for performers on their way up...as well as those who already have successful careers in New York.
We spoke to the lead actors in "Guys and Dolls", who are enjoying their break from the big city.
Actress Susan Haefner is a resident company member at Barter.
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[SOT tape 1 11:37:51 ]

((SUSAN HAEFNER/"SARAH BROWN": IT'S COZIER. THERE'S PEOPLE THAT COME BACK YEAR AFTER YEAR BECAUSE THEY KNOW THE BARTER. YOUR AUDIENCES ARE VERY FAMILIAR AND I FIND THAT IT'S MUCH MORE OF A DOWN-HOME, COMFORTABLE FEELING. )) [RUNS:12]
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[SOT tape 1 11:41:54 ]

((JEFF PAUL/"NATHAN DETROIT": NEW YORK IS SUCH A LIFE THAT GOES HERE AND THERE AND REALLY FAST, AND TO BE ABLE TO COME DOWN TO THE BARTER AND JUST HAVE A NICE LITTLE-- YOU KNOW, YOU CAN RELAX A LITTLE BIT. YOU CAN WORK ON WHATEVER YOU NEED TO WORK ON AND YOU HAVE A LITTLE EXTRA TIME TO DO THINGS YOU WANT TO DO-- AND THERE'S TREES.)) [RUNS:18]
But it's the INDOOR beauty of the Barter that charms its audiences.
Renovations a few years ago included the addition of a lobby, restrooms, and improved acoustics and seating.
And with a repertory schedule during the spring, summer, and fall months-- the show here goes on, and rarely ends.


Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Abingdon.))
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[Cool-Wheels]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[TAPE#=99-35 15:15:00]
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It's showcase of all types of automobiles -- from antiques--to those you might expect to see in a junkyard.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It's the Cool Wheels festival at the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
Highlights of the event include the ugly pickup truck contest and the antique auto show.
More than 4-thousand people came out to the festival--which is the largest fundraiser for the museum.
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[SOT 09:09:13]
[IN Q=All of the money]

((CYNTHIA LAWRENCE/VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION: ALL OF THE MONEY THAT IS BROUGHT IN DOES GO TO HELP RESTORATION FOR THE MUSEUM AND RENOVATION OF THE BUILDING))
[SUPER=01-Cynthia Lawrence/Virginia Museum of Trans.]
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[VO-NAT]


This is the fifth annual cool wheels festival.
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The New York Giants and the Jacksonville Jaguars played in one of eight pre-season NFL games tonight.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY/Jaguars vs. Giants; :00]

Right to the action, the Giants look real good on offense as rookie running back Sean Bennett powers in from 4 yards out. New York takes a 7-nothing lead.
Mark Brunell then answers with this TD pass to Kyle Brady to tie the game up at a touchdown a piece.
Tiki Barber looked sharp catching the ball, here Tik's pulls in this Kent Graham [SUPER=30-New York/ /Jacksonville/;

]pass for a 9 yard gain.
Kent Graham throws his second TD pass of the first half, he scrambles and throws the bomb to former Jaguar tight end Pete Mitchell who makes the nice grab.
Former Virginia Tech quarterback Will Furer also got some reps late in the fourth quarter, but the Giants win it 27-20.
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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Rams vs. Bears; :00]

The Tech/UVa night continued in Chicago as the Bears rookie quarterback Cade McNown throws but is intercepted by former Virginia great and now Rams safety Keith Lyle. Bears win 38-24.
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Ravens vs. Falcons;]


In Atlanta, Ravens against the Falcons..and watch this play. Atlanta quarterback Tony Banks lets one go and he finds Patrick Johnson on an 89 yard touchdown completion, but Baltimore wins it 19-6.
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[S-Speed]


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The NFL is not the only place a team often feels the need for speed. Virginia Tech has beefed up it's 40 yard dash times as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


During the lean years of the Beamer-era, the Hokies were almost always a step slower than the opposition.
Beamer and his staff began trying to remedy that deficiency by recruiting quick, agile players.
This year's team, especially on the defensive side of the ball, is the quickest Beamer has ever coached.
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[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carl Bradley/Va. Tech Senior Def. Tackle; :18]
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[OUT Q=...SWARM THINGS."]
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[S-Jamboree]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-47 06:36]
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The inaugural Bank of Botetourt Football Jamboree at James River High School today welcomjed five members of the Friday Football Extra class of 99.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan; :00]


The Knights would wear two hats, hosting the evnt and playing in the round robin scrimmages. The Knights joined Patrick Henry, Lord Botetourt, Alleghany and Laurel Park in the event. The Lancers are always strong in the Piedmont but are working out 15 new starters.
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[SUPER=01-Brad Lopez/Laurel Park Football Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=....work on"]
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[VO-NAT]


The Blue Ridge's Mountaineers of Alleghany must replace four year starting quarterback Shannon Johnson. New head coach Mark Keith, who takes over for Max Lowe, was pleased with today's effort.
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((MARK KEITH/ALLEGHANY FOOTBALL COACH:))
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[S-Cats]


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The Lynchburg Hillcats entertained the Wilmington Blue Rocks tonight in the Hill City.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Blue Rocks vs. Hillcats; :00]


The Cats and their fans would roll some mighty big dice tonight at City Stadium.
Lynchburg's Keith Maxwell would get an unlucky roll...and pitch as he gets popped in the grill by this pitch..he was OK.
Then, Rico Montas smacks a sharp grounder into right field that scores [SUPER=37-Wilmington/3/Lynchburg/2;]Decom

ba Conor from third base tying the game at 2 all.
The Blue Rocks score the eventual game winner when Ryan Halla throws the wild pitch and a Wilmington run scores, Lynchburg falls 3-2.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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Sammy Sosa hammered two more shots hear round the Major League Baseball world today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Rockies vs. Cubs; :00]


Sosa hits his 50th and 51st homerun today to lead the Chicago Cubs to an 8-6 victory over the Colorado Rockies in the
Windy City today. Sosa has four homers in [SUPER=35-Chicago/8/Colorado/6;]two days. Reaching the half century mark mea

ns Sosa is the fourth player in Major League Baseball history to have consecutive 50 home run seasons.
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The Mets, holding strong in first place in the NL East, beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-4 today at Shea Stadium thanks to a Piazza with everything. Mike Piazza crushed this three run homer to lead the Mets, now the days other scores.
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[Sports tease]


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Still to come in sports, an update on Ernie Irvan's condition fate his crash yesterday..will he race tomorrow?
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and Dale Junior did some racing and celebrating today as he beats the likes of Jeff Gordon, fast track notes in a few.
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Michigan Speedway fans might have witnessed the future----changing of the guard in the Busch Series NAPA 200 today

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Dale Earnhardt Junior out raced Jeff Gordon for his fifth win of the season.
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The race's first caution came out on lap five when Kenny Irwin got into the back of Gary Bradberry, he spins off turn four and hits the wall.
He and Gordon staged a two car race but Junior pulls away. He now has an 86 point lead over Matt Kenseth in the points, much to dad's satisfaction.
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Ernie Irvan's doctors will keep him at a Michigan hospital through tomorrow to run a few more tests.
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Irvan missed today's Busch race because of a crash yesterday morning in practice. He will miss tomorrows Cup race. Doctors listed him in good condition today after sustaining a bruised lung and a head injury.
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