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Coming up on News 7-
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A jury gets the case of twins accused of murder at a Blacksburg restaurant. Authorities investigate what looks to be the biggest ever undercover drug smuggling plot involving a U-S airport. And we'll tell you how Virginia colleges are keeping parents informed of students drinking.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.

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[Scales]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-34 30:52]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


A Montgomery County jury will resume deliberations in the morning in the trial of Terry and Kerry Scales.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Closing arguments in the case wrapped up late this afternoon.
The jury immediately began deliberating the case but about two hours later the 12 men and women decided to go home for the evening.
When they return -- they'll have to decide if the identical twins were justified in shooting and killing a man inside a Blacksburg nightspot two years ago.
The twins say they shot 30- year old Richard Bullard in self defense -- a theory no one in the bar that night backed up except the suspects' relatives.
One of the twins is also accused of malicious wounding.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=He shot]

((SKIP SCHWAB/PROSECUTOR: HE SHOT MR. SHOEMAKER BECAUSE HE WAS COMING OVER TO HELP AND THEN HE TURNED-- MR. BULLARD WAS LAYING THERE AND PUT THE GUN IN HIS EAR AND PULLED THE TRIGGER BECAUSE HE DIDN'T WANT TO BE LEFT OUT BECAUSE HE AND HIS BROTHER DID EVERYTHING TOGETHER.))
[SUPER=01-Skip Schwab/Prosecutor;]
[RUNS=15 approx]
[OUT Q=everything together.]
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[VO-NAT]


The jury will resume deliberations at NINE am.
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[Akers]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-24 1:53:15]
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A Roanoke man says if he is not killed -- he will commit murder again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


30-year-old Thomas Akers killed and robbed 24-year-old Wesley Smith last December.
He savagely beat him with a metal bat in a Franklin County field.
Prosecutor Cliff Hapgood read from a letter Akers wrote to him.
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[SOT 5:23:05]
[IN Q=I have no sympathy]

((THOMAS AKERS/CAPITAL MURDERER: I HAVE NO SYMPATHY OR REMORSE FOR BEATING WESLEY SMITH TO DEATH. IN FACT IT GAVE ME AN INTENSE ERECTION. WHEN I LOOK AT YOU AND THE JUDGE IN THE COURTROOM, I ENVISION TAKING YOU BOTH AGAINST YOUR WILL AND TAKING BOTH OF YOU TO A REMOTE AREA OF FRANKLIN COUNTY AND CAUSING YOU TO DIE OF A SAVAGE BEATING.))
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[VO-NAT]


Police caught Akers and his cousin driving the victim's car through a Native American Indian reservation in New York.
Akers will be sentenced in November.
His cousin's trial is next month.
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[Drought-Disaster]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
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[GRAPHIC=Drought of 99]


13 more Virginia Counties have been declared drought disaster areas by the U-S Department of Agriculture.
Among them are Bedford and Highland Counties.


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

[WX1] [11:00pm] [08/25/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE
All this rain we got today isn't likely to do much to ease the water restrictions in more than three dozen localities around Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


The city of Bedford began curtailing water use last week, when its reservoir dropped more than five feet below the spillway.
Officials said today those restrictions would remain in place, despite the recent precipitation.
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[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER RADAR WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][College-Drinking]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-31 33:08]
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Colleges and Universities in Virginia are trying to take control of underage drinking with a new program that notifies parents when a student gets into trouble. Kate Weidaw explains.
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[SUPER=04-File;:00]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Cullen/Dir. Judicial Affairs;:19]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;:30]
[SUPER=01-Renee Tiedemann/Freshman;:40]
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[SUPER=01-Steven Clarke/Coor. Alcohol Abuse Prevention;1:18]
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(( [VIDEO 98-49 30:13] This may be a familiar scene at colleges and universities across the country, underage drinking. But Virginia Tech is trying to curb the use of alcohol by students under the age of 21 by sending a letter home if they are arrested for drinking.

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((JEFF CULLEN/DIR. JUDICIAL AFFAIRS: IN CASES OF SERIOUS ALCOHOL VIOLATIONS OR REPEAT ALCOHOL VIOLATIONS WE FIND THAT BRINGING PARENTS INTO THE CONVERSATION CAN BE HELPFUL TO BOTH THE PARENT AND THE STUDENT.))
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The program started in January of this year and so far officials at the school say it has been a success. Parents seem to like it, but students have some reservations about it.

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((RENEE TIEDEMANN/FRESHMAN: I DON'T THINK I WOULD WANT MY PARENTS TO KNOW BECAUSE WHEN YOU COME TO COLLEGE YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE INDEPENDENT AND I GUESS THAT MAKES YOU MORE DEPENDENT.))
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This year the school is stepping up enforcement of the policy by making some additions.

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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: ALONG WITH THE VIRGINIA TECH CAMPUS POLICE, THE BLACKSBURG POLICE, AND THE MONTGOMERY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT HAVE TEAMED UP TO HELP FIGHT UNDERAGE DRINKING.))
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The additional law enforcement will notify the school when someone is arrested off school grounds. But if students have a serious drinking problem - help is there.

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((STEVEN CLARKE/COOR. ALCOHOL ABUSE PREVENTION: WE INITIATED TWO NEW ALCOHOL EDUCATION CLASSES, WE'RE GOING TO BE INITIATING A NEW ALCOHOL PREVENTION CAMPAIGN.))
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And with experts saying alcohol use is on the rise among teenagers and young adults, the university says a letter to parents seems like a sensible response. Kate Weidaw News 7 Blacksburg.))




[Rape-Prevention]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
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[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=99-37 33:00]
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College drinking can lead to another widespread problem: Rape. A date rape survivor spoke to some local college students about her experiences tonight.
[Double Boxes=Tonya/ Juliet]

Intern Reporter Juliet Bickford joins us from the Newsroom with more.
[Live= Juliet]
[SUPER=19-Juliet/Bickford]

A young woman told freshmen at Randolph Macon Woman's College that drinking accounts for over half the sexual assaults at colleges. School administrators recognize the danger that students face those first weeks on campus and so their orientation program is geared toward showing students what to expect.
(rollcue ...to expect.)
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[SUPER=01-Allyson Kurker/ Rape Survivor]
[SUPER=01-Sara Jean Waggoner/ Orientation Chair]
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((Allyson Kurker spoke to the newest freshman class about being sexually assaulted on the night of her high school graduation.
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((ALLYSON KURKER/ RAPE SURVIVOR: IT WASN'T GRUESOME, THERE WEREN'T WEAPONS, THERE WAS NO THREAT. THERE WAS SIMPLY A FRIEND OF MINE HOLDING ME AGAINST MY WILL TRYING TO HAVE SEX WITH ME.))
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She's spoken to over 100 high schools and colleges about her experience. This is her third time speaking to Randolph-Macon.
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((SARA JEAN WAGGONER/ ORIENTATION CHAIR: YOUNG WOMEN, WHEN THEY'RE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED -- THEY'RE AFRAID TO TALK. I THINK A PROGRAM LIKE THIS ENCOURAGES THEM TO TALK -- ENCOURAGES THEM TO COME OUT WITH IT.))
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Kurker has a message for college freshmen because she says that's the year when freedom and access to alcohol both come into the picture. She says that alcohol causes communication problems.
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[SOT 19:25:13]
[IN Q=And so]

((AND SO THE LINE BETWEEN REGRETTED SEX, UNWANTED SEX, AND DATE RAPE BECOMES VERY BLURRED AND IT'S HARD TO DISTINGUISH WHAT'S A CRIME, WHAT'S UNWANTED AND WHAT A PERSON REGRETS THE NEXT DAY.))
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[Live= Juliet]

Kurker says this makes it hard to distinguish if what happens was a crime and it makes victims less likely to prosecute. Colleges all over the state have orientation programs on both sexual assault and alcohol awareness.
[Double Boxes=Tonya/ Juliet]


It's a Virginia state law that every college include education on these issues for incoming freshman.


[School-Safety]


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Students returning to Henry County schools for the new school year were greeted by some heightened security measures.
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Students swarmed the halls under the surveillance of security cameras ... They've been installed in all four county high schools.
The cameras were tested with good results at Bassett Middle School last year.
Next, they'll be installed in ALL middle schools.
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[SUPER=01-David Jeck/Bassett H.S. Principal;]

((DAVID JECK/BASSETT H.S. PRINCIPAL: I THINK IT'LL BE A GREAT PREVENTATIVE MEASURE. BUT THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING. WHEN WE SEE IT IN ACTION AND SEE HOW KIDS RESPOND TO IT, WHICH SO FAR HAS BEEN VERY POSITIVE, THAT'S WHEN WE'RE GOING TO KNOW FOR SURE WHAT KIND OF PREVENTATIVE VENTURE IT IS.))
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[OUT Q=prevantative venture it is.]
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[VO-NAT]


Henry County has also placed security cameras on all 120 of its buses.
Three new armed resource officers will work full-time at the schools.
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[Child-Support]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-21 1:55:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The search is on for parents who aren't paying child support in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]


A crackdown is underway by state enforcement officials.
This week, nearly 70 people in Pulaski County were summoned to appear in court.
If they don't make arrangements to pay up, they could face jail time.
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[SOT 19:42:44]
[IN Q=currently]

((NICK YOUNG/CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT; CURRENTLY IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, THE BACK CHILD SUPPORT THAT IS OWED IS ONE POINT SIX BILLION DOLLARS, WITH A "B". IT IS AN ASTRONOMICAL SUM OF MONEY AND WE INTEND TO MAKE A SIGNIFICANT DENT IN THAT 1.6 BILLION.))
[super=01-Nick Young/Child Support Enforcement]
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[VO-NAT]


Part of the program involves extraditing deadbeat parents in other states back to Virginia to face charges.
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[Drug-Bust]


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Federal agents today busted one of the biggest drug rings in history involving a U-S airport.
Terisa Estacio has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Vincent Mazzilli/DEA; :14]
[SUPER=01-Tom Scott/Miami U.S. Attorney; :47]
[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/Reporting; 1:27]
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(( Dozens of workers for American Airlines got an unexpected wake up call from law enforcement agents. Employees in Miami and New York were rounded up and hauled off to jail... for allegedly smuggling drugs using company planes.

((sot: Vincent Mazzilli/Special Agent in charge, DEA 12:42:40)) "These

people have sunk to the lowest depths in pursuit of greed."
Fifty-eight people in all were indicted... in a drug ring federal investigators say involved an intricate network of ramp workers, baggage handlers, and employees from outside firms. A two-year investigation uncovered workers trafficking cocaine and other drugs aboard flights to places like Philadelphia, Baltimore, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Authorities say the suspects hid the stash in food carts and backpacks.

((sot: Tom Scott/U.S. Attorney, Miami))

"In many of these transactions, these individuals were not suppose to be at the airport, they were not working that day. They had come to the airport literally to perform criminal conduct utilizing their security passes, utilizing their uniforms.. in order to bypass security, bypass the laws of the United States and take contraband onto these airplanes."
Officials say the operation was not just limited to drugs... but used for transporting guns and explosives as well. While American Airlines maintains those arrested represent only a handful of bad employees, the company says it will continue to work closely with federal agencies to combat drug smuggling.
Terisa Estacio, CBS News, Houston.))

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


Another blow to a Virginia law banning a certain type of late-term abortion.
Details still to come.
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[VO-NAT]


And roller coaster riders are stuck in the air in California tonight.
The story a little later.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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(( Hey Tonya welcome to the nightside this is Mike Stevens in the News 7 sports office with news of Ricky Rudd's visit to central Virginia.
The Spartans are ready to start, but don't talk about a repeat performance.
Sosa, Ramirez and Jones all go yard today, and an American track star come up lame later on the Big 7.))

[Cranwell]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-33 55:50]
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Delegate Dick Cranwell officially kicked off his campaign tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]


Volunteers and supporters from the 14-th legislative district came to the Lancerlot Fitness Center in Vinton to celebrate.
Cranwell says this year he plans to focus his attention on education and health care.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/(D) VINTON: I THINK LAST YEAR WE STARTED THE PROCESS OF PUTTING THE HEALTH CARE ISSUES BACK INTO THE HANDS OF PATIENTS AND THEIR DOCTORS AND TAKE THEM OUT OF HMOs.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Dick Cranwell/(D)Vinton]
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[VO-NAT]


Cranwell says his favorite part about campaigning is getting back to the grass roots -- by knocking on doors and asking what the people want for the future.
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[Henry-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=none]
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A Henry County boy who was hit by a car underwent surgery this evening.
The 13-year-old was walking to the bus stop for his first day at Drewry Mason Middle School.
He suffered internal injuries and broken bones when he was struck accidentally by a Martinsville woman right outside his house.
The boy is in a North Carolina Hospital. No word on his condition tonight.

[Salem-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-25 1:18:01]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


An accident in downtown Salem caused some traffic problems this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


A car ran a stop sign and was hit broadside by a pickup truck at the intersection of College Avenue and the Boulevard.
The pickup flipped over and skidded into another car.
The car that ran through the stop sign also hit a fire hydrant and three tractors in a parking lot.
The driver of the truck was taken to Carilion-Roanoke Memorial Hospital. No word on his condition tonight.
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[Abortion-Law]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Abortion]


A federal judge is refusing to let Virginia enforce its ban on so-called "partial birth" abortions.
Judge Robert Payne struck down the one year old law as unconstitutional in July.
Today, he refused to let the law go back into effect until an appeal could be filed.
Virginia Attorney General Mark Earley -- who wrote the ban on certain late term abortions -- says he'll file an appeal with the U-S Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals later this week.

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


Still ahead - the fun comes to a screeching halt in California, as roller coaster riders get stuck in the air.
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[VO-NAT]


And U-P-S delivers a blow to Norfolk Southern.
Details, coming up.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=137-1 6 1/3 8 0 4/11 15 21 22 26/4 10 24 32 39 44/3 0 2 1 8 3]
NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
1-6-1

(one, six, one)


Pick 4:
3-8-0-4

(three, eight, zero, four)


Cash 5:
11-15-21-22-26

(eleven, fifteen, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-six)


Lotto:
4-10-24-32-39-44

(four, ten, twenty-four, thirty-two, thirty-nine, forty-four)


Kicker:
3-0-2-1-8-3

(three, zero, two, one, eight, three)



[UPS-Rails]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-29 48:07]
[GRAPHIC=NS-Growing Pains]


Norfolk Southern's growing pains are getting worse.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File]


United Parcel Service is pulling half of its business from the railroad.
Since N-S and C-S-X took over Conrail in June ... there's been a huge traffic jam in the Northeast.
Packages haven't been delivered on time.
And U-P-S says that's "unacceptable."
Norfolk Southern said losing half of its U-P-S business is a "significant loss."
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[Net-Pirate]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Bob Goodlatte]


Congressman Bob Goodlatte's No Electronic Theft Act nets it's first conviction.
A University of Oregon student pled guilty in federal court to criminal copyright infringement for trafficking in unlicensed software on the Internet.
University officials alerted police after the student's web site began to generate a large amount of traffic.
The NET Act makes it illegal to steal copyrighted works such as software programs and musical recordings.
Goodlatte introduced the Act in 1997.

[Roller-Coaster]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An amusement park ride turned from thrilling to terrifying tonight in California.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vallejo, CA; ]


Several passengers were left hanging nearly upside down about 70 feet in the air.
Most have been rescued, but two are still stuck on the Boomerang roller coaster at the Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo (vuh-LAY-ho).
There are no reports of injuries.
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[Weather] [08/25/1999] [WXPRO/FULL] Current Statistics Weather Statistics [MUSIC UNDER] [COMMERCIAL] [CK/CHYRON/VIEWERNET] [CK/WXPRO]WEATHER MAPS [CK/CHYRON/5 PAGES] FORECASTS [ESS/FULL] EXTENDED FORECAST [Forecasts]
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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We check out big baseball bombs from Sosa, Ramirez and Andruw. Plus - Ricky Rudd was in the area today and Salem is ready for opening night.
But first in tonight's Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Seville, Spain;:00]


US sprinter Marion Jones, the world record holder in the 1000 meter dash was injured while running the 200 meters today at the world championships in Spain.
She clutched her lower back and collapsed on the track.
She eventually was taken away on a stretcher.
Now the scores.
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[GO TO SCORES] [GO TO SCORES] [WIPE TO MOTION]
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[S-Sosa]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-45]
[GRAPHIC=SOSA HOMERS]


It seems like deja vu all over again and in fact it is just that. It's late August and Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire are going at it swat for swat. Last night it was Sosa's turn.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Cubs-WGN; :00]


To Chicago we go where the Cubs lost both ends of a doubleheader to the Giants last night. But for the fans at Wrigley it mattered little because Sosa banged out his 52nd homer in the sixth inning of game two.
The homer, which hit a building on Waveland Avenue was estimated at 480-feet. McGwire was homerless last night. The two are tied at 52 a piece.
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[S-Indians]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-39]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]
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[wipe to eng#!!!!!!!!!!!]
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Oakland, CA/Indians vs. A's; :00]


Before the season began many folks speculated that the Indians Manny Ramirez might have a chance to challenge Sosa and McGwire for the homerun lead in the big leagues.
Yesterday he showed why he was mentioned in their company by hitting not one, not two, but three homers in the Indians 12-to-4 win over the A's.
[SUPER=35-Cleveland/4/Oakland/12;]


He now has 36 homers on the year, but he leads the big leagues with 130 runs batted in.
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[S-Braves]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-42]
[GRAHIC=BRAVES/REDS]


The Atlanta Braves once again made quick work of the Cincinnati Reds a team the Braves have now beaten 22 out of their last 26 meetings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/MLB-Fox; :00]


Things started out poorly for the Braves yesterday as the Reds' Mike Cameron led off the game with his 17th homerun of the season to right field.
But Tom Glavine would settle down and pitch seven strong innings, while Andruw Jones got the game winning hit with this 3-run shot that bounces off the top of the wall in left just past Greg Vaughn's glove.
[SUPER=35-Cincinnati/2/Atlanta/5;]


The Braves have beaten the Reds 6 straight times.
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((BYE BYE))


[S-Redskins]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=REDSKINS]


The Washington Redskins are counting their blessing that they made the move to acquire fullback Larry Centers earlier this summer.
Because yesterday in practice, fourth year man Larry Bowie broke his left ankle while jumping over a defender. He suffered a similar break in game five of last season.


[S-Smith]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-47]
[GRAPHIC=BENGALS]


Elsewhere in the league, the Bengals are wasting little time in making Akili Smith earn some of his $56 million dollar contract.
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he went through his first full day of workouts with the Bengals today and took the same amount of snaps as projected starter Jeff Blake did.
Head coach Bruce Coslet says it is likely that Akili WILL play this weekend in Cincinnati's preseason game with the Bills.
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Week one of the high school football season kicks off tomorrow night around the region.
One of the contests Friday Football Extra will have for you on opening will feature the defending Division Four champs from Salem taking on Brookville.
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But I warn you - be careful about calling Salem - the defending State Champ. While the City and its resident like to brag about such things, the coaches are quick to point out that 18 seniors that anchored the team beat Lafayette for the title in Bridgewater last December have graduated.
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One guy who is back from that team is running back Dennis Haley.
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When we return from a short commercial break here on News 7 we will
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check in with Virginia's own Ricky Rudd - who was in Lynchburg this afternoon.
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Chesapeake native Ricky Rudd is still trying to decide which way to plan for his future in Winston Cup Racing.
Roy Stanley caught up with the fan favorite today in the Hill City to talk to him about that very subject.
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