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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
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The twins convicted of murder at a Blacksburg nightspot are sentenced this evening. The N-double-A-C-P confronts Lynchburg's fire chief about hiring minorities. And Hurricane Dennis is gaining strength in the Atlantic -- we'll tell you where forecasters predict it's heading.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.
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[SUPER=@Tonya1;]
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[ANCHOR=jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=Video-Open]
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[SOT]
[IN-Q=As far as]

(( AS FAR AS WHAT THEY WERE CONVICTED OF, WE WERE HAPPY, BECAUSE IT WAS AT THE LOW END, BUT WE'RE NOT HAPPY ABOUT THE FACT THEY WERE CONVICTED.))
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[VO-NAT]


A jury today convicts and sentences the twin brothers who gunned down an unarmed man inside a crowded Blacksburg nightspot.
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[anchor=Tonya]
[graphic=hold]


Good evening, I'm Tonya Flory.

[Scales]


[ANCHOR=jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-30 1:10:40]
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Terry and Kerry Scales will each spend 24- years in prison for second degree murder and related charges.
After sentencing -- the twins family members reacted angrily to reporters.
Teresa Hamilton was there.
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[IN Q=It took]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Skip Schwab/Prosecutor; :25]
[SUPER=01-Michael Morchower/Kerry Scales Attorney; 1:00]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Christiansburg.]

(( It took the jury about seven hours to find the twins guilty of second degree murder for killing 30- year old Richard Bullard.
Terry Scales was also convicted of malicious wounding -- for shooting Paul Shoemaker.
After court-- the victim's family and friends didn't want to speak on camera but indicated they were satisfied.
Prosecutor Skip Schwab says there's almost an element of poetic justice.
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[in q=From the ]

(( SKIP SCHWAB/PROSECUTOR: FROM THE BEGINNING, IT WAS THE IDENTICAL TWINS, AND EVEN THOUGH, THEIR ACTIONS WERE DIFFERENT INSIDE THE BAR, IT WAS STRESSED ON HOW MUCH THEY'D DONE THINGS TOGETHER, HOW MUCH ALIKE THEY LOOK AND NOW THEY, WHEN IT'S ALL OVER WITH, HAVE EXACTLY THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME TO SPEND IN PRISON.))
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The twins maintained they shot Bullard in self defense.
It's a story the jury foreman told NEWS 7 -- he didn't believe.
But defense attorney Michael Morchower says at least two female jurors were leaning that way.
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[in q= I just ]

((MICHAEL MORCHOWER/KERRY SCALES ATTORNEY: THEY SAID, THEY STARTED OFF WITH SELF DEFENSE AND THEN THEY WERE OUT NUMBERED AND THEN MANSLAUGHTER AND THEY WERE OUTNUMBERED AND THEY JUST WORE THEM OUT, THE MALES WORE OUT THE FEMALE JURORS.))


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The week-long trial has been an emotional roller coaster for many involved, including the twins' mother who often broke down in tears. [nat sound of mother crying]
But when the jury rendered its decision -- she and other family members lashed out at reporters outside the courthouse. [SOUND OF CAMERAMAN: WE DIDN'T TOUCH YOU, YOU TOUCHED US FIRST.] Immediately after sentencing-- the defense asked if the twins could remain free on bond pending a pre-sentence report-- the judge denied the request-- saying the jury has spoken. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Christiansburg. ))



[L'burg-Firefighters]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-31 35:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Black leaders in Lynchburg say the city's fire department isn't doing enough to recruit and hire minority firefighters.
They took those concerns to Lynchburg's fire chief and city manager tonight.
Steve Smallshaw has more.
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[IN Q=For years]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File; :00]
[SUPER=01-Alease Brown/Concerned Citizen; :14]
[SUPER=03-Tonight; :24]
[SUPER=01-Larry Jones/Lynchburg Firefighter; :33]
[SUPER=01-Fred Mills/Lynchburg Fire Chief; :59]
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( For years, minorities say they have regarded the fire service as a good- old- boy network, one where if you knew someone in the department you could get a job or get promoted.. as long as you weren't black.
[SOT 11:20:22]

((ALEASE BROWN/CONCERNED CITIZEN: I TOOK MYSELF AROUND TO THE FIRE STATIONS AND I FOUND OUT IT'S AN OLD-BOY GAME GOING ON.))
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Cronyism and poor recruitment were just a few of the concerns aired at a meeting between Lynchburg's NAACP chapter and city officials.
Minorities say they want to start seeing some changes.
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((LARRY JONES/LYNCHBURG FIREFIGHTER: YOU AND I HAVE MET ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS TO TALK ABOUT THESE ISSUES AND IN DUE RESPECT, IT'S JUST THREE YEARS LATER AND NOTHING'S CHANGED.))
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[OUT Q=nothing's changed.]


In fact, in the three years since Fred Mills became fire chief, just two of the department's two dozen new hires have been black.
Minorities make up just 11 percent of the overall department.. FIVE percent of its command structure.
Mills takes responsibility for those figures, but says change is in the works.
[SOT 11:35:52]

((FRED MILLS/LYNCHBURG FIRE CHIEF: I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT IT HASN'T BEEN ANYTHING TO DO WITH DISCRIMINATION OR ANYTHING OF THAT NATURE, THAT IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF OUR DEPARTMENT HAVING A CONCENTRATION ON HIRING PEOPLE THAT ALREADY HAD THE TRAINING.))
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[Standup ] ((That will change this fall when the fire department has to hire and train seven new firefighters on its own. Chief Fred Mills says training for those recruits will not start until they have a diverse pool of applicants to work with. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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[Hurricane]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Dennis]


Up and down the east coast people are preparing for Hurricane Dennis.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clemson, SC]

North Carolina officials are urging coastal residents to put together emergency kits with three days' worth of supplies. Dennis is still gaining strength and according to the National Hurricane Center, it will likely make landfall Sunday in either Georgia or the Carolinas. State troopers are already on alert for possible duty if Dennis heads toward the state's coastline.
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[Carvins-Cove]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-40 21:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


For the first time in months - the water level at Carvins Cove went up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove]


Roanoke water officials say recent rains brought the reservoir level to 28-point-5 feet below full pond this morning .. two-tenths of a foot higher than yesterday.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [08/26/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Gilmore-Drought]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-26 1:32:42]
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The National Guard trucks are on the move -- but farmers need to call in for help.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Governor Jim Gilmore announced a new state drought hotline today on his monthly radio show.
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[SOT 11:01:38]
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE HAVE PROVIDED HAY WHEN OUR SISTER STATES WERE IN TROUBLE IN THE PAST. NOW OUR SISTER STATES ARE RECIPROCATING FOR US. WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET ADEQUATE WATER. WE THINK THERE IS ADEQUATE WATER IN THE RIGHT PLACES IN THE COMMONWEALTH AND ELSEWHERE, AND WE WILL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THAT TO OUR FARMERS. BUT WE DO NEED VEHICLES. AND I'M HOPEFUL THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL ASSIST ME IN THIS.))
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[TAKE DROUGHT HOTLINE]
The hotline number for farmers who need hay or water is 1-888-824-2457.
Farmers must call this line to request or offer assistance. [TAKE WATER TRUCK PAGE]
The Virginia National Guard has dispatched one water truck to Bedford County and two to the Staunton area.
Distribution of water will probably begin from staging areas in those regions on Monday.
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[Boat-Repairs]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-21 1:58:17]
[GRAPHIC=Drought of 99]


The upcoming Labor Day holiday could be a costly one for some boaters on Smith Mountain Lake.
And building a dock there is also no picnic.
Tina Tenret shows us new problems caused by the drought.
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[IN Q=nat sot]
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((nat sot prop repair))
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Linwood Ransom repairs between 40 and 80 boat propellers every week, about twice as many as before the drought.


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((LINWOOD RANSOM/W&L PROP REPAIR: THE EDGES ARE PRETTY WELL TORN UP AND PIECES ARE MISSING OFF IT.))
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Boaters are getting shored up on shallow spots -- propellers are mangled.
Fixing them can cost up to two hundred dollars.
Some are beyond repair.
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((nat sot dock building))
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To get a dock these days costs an extra thousand dollars.
The water's so shallow, the crane can't reach the shore.
Everything's done by hand.
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((ERIK PLYLER/PLYLER DOCKS: IT TAKES LONGER AND IT'S MORE EXPENSIVE. AND IN SOME PLACES YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO GET IN A DOCK AT ALL.))
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: THESE LITTLE RAIN SHOWERS DO BARELY ANYTHING TO HELP THE DROUGHT. MOST PEOPLE SAY IT WOULD TAKE A HURRICANE TO FIX THESE PROBLEMS. TINA TENRET NEWS7))
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[Coaster]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-28 1:00:02]
[GRAPHIC=Kings Dominion]


13- million people have ridden Kings Dominion's Shockwave roller coaster without serious injury.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Kings Dominion;]


Today, the Hanover County Sheriffs Department concluded Monday's death of a New York City college student was his own fault.
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[SOT 14:09:58]
[IN Q=Witness interviews]

((CAPT. DAVID HINES/HANOVER CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WITNESS INTERVIEWS INDICATE THAT MR. FAN, WHO WAS RIDING IN THE SECOND CAR OF A SIX CAR TRAIN, FAILED TO ABIDE BY THE SAFETY RULES ASSOCIATED WITH RIDING THE ROLLER COASTER.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. David Hines/Hanover Co. Sheriff's Dept.;]
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Investigators say 20- year old Timothy Fan was seen by witnesses partially loosening his restraints after park workers checked them.
The park re-opened the coaster today after the results of the probe were released.

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


Some disturbing videos available on the internet could mean felony charges for people who make such films in the future.
The story coming up.
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[VO-NAT]


And, authorities and school officials in Henry County are making some changes after a boy was hit by a car on his way to a bus stop yesterday.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[OUT Q=BIG 7"]

(( Hey folks this is Mike Stevens in the News 7 sports office on the opening night of girls' high school basketball. Highlights are coming up from Byrd, plus Sosa does it again, the Jags do it to the Chiefs and Michael Johnson does it to the world in the 400 meters. Those fast moves plus the week one Friday Football Extra schedule later on the Big 7.))



[Henry-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-25 1:20:36]
[GRAPHIC=Accident Investigation]


He was hit by a car on his way to the first day of school.
Now, as a Henry County boy fights to recover from his injuries, his family is fighting to make sure it doesn't happen again.
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[VO-NAT]


13-year-old Corey Mayo is in critical condition at a North Carolina hospital.
He was struck by a car yesterday morning as he walked toward his bus stop.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


State police say reckless driving charges against Martinsville preschool teacher Toni Yvonne Craig, are pending.
Corey's family has asked the county to make Summit Road, where Corey caught the bus, safer for students.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I will continue to work]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Joseph Mayo/Corey's Father;]

((REV. JOSEPH MAYO/COREY'S FATHER: I WILL CONTINUE TO WORK VERY HARD TO GET THE THINGS THAT'S NEEDED TO PROTECT NOT ONLY MY FAMILY BUT THE FAMILIES THAT ARE AROUND IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT HAVE CHILDREN AS WELL. ))
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[OUT Q=have children as well.]
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[VO-NAT]


Henry County school officials, V-DOT and the Sheriff's department drove the bus route today, trying to find ways to make it safer.
They've already moved several bus stops farther off the road.
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[Boty-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-29 TC48:45]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A mobile home quickly burned to the ground in Botetourt County today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


Firefighters say there was nothing left but metal scraps when they got there.
The mobile home at 5-0-7 McFalls Road was the only one involved in the fire.
But smoke covered a good deal of Botetourt's Blue Ridge area.
Firefighters didn't know how the fire started.
A woman who owned the trailer home said her daughter and three grandchildren lived there.
But nobody was at home today.
No people or pets were hurt.
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[Crush]


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


Some videos are causing so much controversy that legislation is pending to make it a felony to make, distribute or own one of them.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; ]

They're called crush videos, fetish films -- where animals like mice, rats and guinea pigs are taped to the ground and stepped on until they are killed. The videos are sold legally on the Internet right now -- but that could soon change.
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[IN Q=We believe]

((MICHAEL BRADBURY/VENTURA CO. DISTRICT ATTORNEY:WE BELIEVE THIS DESIRE FOR INCREASINGLY LARGE ANIMALS THAT THERE IS AN ELEMENT THAT WOULD LIKE TO SEE A HUMAN CHILD VICTIMIZED IN THIS FASHION.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Bradbury/Ventura Co. District Attorney]
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[OUT Q=in this fashion.]
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[VO NAT] Some of the actors in the videos have been convicted of animal cruelty.
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[Tobacco-Money]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=599-15 6:28]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Settlement]


Governor Gilmore had some answering to do after critics said he wasn't distributing the tobacco settlement money as intended.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Today the Governor told radio listeners he will NOT push for national tobacco settlement money to be spent on caring for indigent smokers with health problems.
Gilmore wants the 40 percent NOT yet designated to go into the regular state budget.
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[SOT 11:06:48]
[IN Q=And I]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: AND I BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD BE ADDRESSING SOME OF THE KEY ISSUES OF THE COMMONWEALTH WITH IT. AND WE'RE GOING TO EXAMINE THOSE ISSUES NOW. MEANWHILE, IN DIRECT ANSWER, I BELIEVE TEN PERCENT OF THE MASTER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT IS AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF MONEY AND WILL DO GOOD WORK FOR ANTI-SMOKING PROGRAMS.))
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[TALENT=Tonya]
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Ten-percent of the money is already slated to go toward education to keep children from smoking.
Gilmore's expected to announce plans next week for much of the tobacco money to be used to help pay for new roads.


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


It's back to work for a local tattoo artist who's former employer took him to court.
Details still ahead.
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[VO-NAT]


And one suspected criminal may think jail is a luxurious alternative to the air vent that kept him from getting away with an alleged robbery.
Stick around.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=135-6 0 9/0 1 4 0/5 20 23 24 29]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
6-0-9

(six, zero, nine)


Pick 4:
0-1-4-0

(zero, one, four, zero)


Cash 5:
5-20-23-24-29

(five, twenty, twenty-three, twenty-four, twenty-nine)



[Tattoo-Dispute]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=99-24 1:56:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A local tattoo artist is back in business after a court battle.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Mark Bell opened Urban Tribe and began tattooing soon after leaving Danny's Ancient Art. Owner Danny Fowler got an injunction against Bell because he says he violated a no-compete clause in his contract.
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[SOT 02:33:42]
[IN Q=Well, we're]

((DANNY FOWLER/ DANNY'S ANCIENT ART: WELL, WE'RE JUST TRYING TO PROTECT OUR BUSINESS INTEREST AND ENFORCE A CONTRACT.))

[SUPER=01-Danny Fowler/Danny's Ancient Art]
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[OUT Q=contract.]
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[VO-NAT]

The judge says Bell did violate the contract, but he lifted the injunction. He says Fowler failed to prove that Urban Tribe was taking business away from Ancient Art. Bell says he isn't competing.
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[SOT 02:38:08]
[IN Q=I mean he runs]

((MARK BELL/ URBAN TRIBE: I MEAN HE RUNS A MILLION OR MORE DOLLAR A YEAR BUSINESS AND HE JUST OPENED A THIRD SHOP. I DON'T THINK TWO GUYS SITTING IN DOWNTOWN ROANOKE IS GONNA MAKE A DIFFERENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Bell/Urban Tribe]
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[OUT Q=difference.]
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[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Fowler says he's disappointed but will continue fighting.

[Dumb-Criminal]


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


He was apparently trying to rob a restaurant, but he got caught.
Not by police...
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[VO-NAT]

[13:41:14]
[SUPER=03-Gwinett County, GA]


but by an air vent.
Police say the man tried to rob a Chinese Restaurant and ended up stuck in an air vent for 12 hours.
He was discovered by shopping center workers early the next morning... and is now being treated for dehydration.
After he's treated, he'll probably be stuck again, this time behind bars.
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[Weather] [08/26/1999] [WXPRO/FULL] Current Statistics Weather Statistics [ESS/FULL]AMS SEAL [AUDIO CART] [MUSIC UNDER] [COMMERCIAL] [CK/CHYRON/VIEWERNET] [CK/WXPRO]WEATHER MAPS [CK/CHYRON/5 PAGES] FORECASTS [ESS/FULL] EXTENDED FORECAST [Forecasts]
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[SUPER=X5001][S-Extra]



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


The girls high school basketball season tips off tonight. We'll have highlights from Byrd. We'll have the Friday Football Extra schedule of games for tomorrow night.
Plus, check on Sosa, Johnson and the Jags.
But first in tonight's Extra Point
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[VO-NAT]


Todd Bodine will be back in the Winston Cup ranks this weekend at Bristol. Bodine who has made 98 career Cup starts has signed a one race deal to drive the Jimmy Dean, Bryan Food Pontiac. He replaces Derrike Cope who left the race team in a mutually agreeable split with ownership today.
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[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-48 8:57]
[GRAPHIC=Hometown Hoops Weekly]


The "Dog" days of summer mean the beginning of girls high school basketball. We can be dogmatic about all the talent out there this season, in fact, Steve Mason says the William Byrd Tip Off Tournament went TO the dogs on it's first night.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sheila Turpin/Liberty Head Coach; :18]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :28]
[SUPER=01-Larry "Scrooge" Hairston/Martinsville Head Coach; :54]
[SUPER=01-LaToyia Carter/Martinsville Point Guard; 1:02]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=...News 7 sports"]
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((Brookville dropped out so William Byrd got a first round bye. But six other teams were in action along with two new coaches. Liberty 16 year assistant Sheila Turpin officially took over the reins against Group 2A runner up Bassett. The Minutes lost 56-48. ((:)) ((:)) In the middle of a Martinsville comeback a dog marched onto the floor and introduced itself to the entire Bulldog bench. He was quickly removed and all Scrooge Hairston could do was shake his head. ((:)) ((:))
In a display of coaching composure, Hairston and the dogs, excluding the outcast, kept their poise and beat Northside 56-48.
Glenvar mustered only 10 first half points but came back after intermission and threw down 29 to beat Louisa 39-30, at the Dog Pound, Steve Mason News 7 sports.))
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((BYE BYE))


[S-WNBA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-45]
[GRAPHIC=WNBA]


No strays dogs on the floor as the WNBA playoffs continued tonight in Los Angeles
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Inglewood, CA/ESPN; :00]


The L.A. Sparks easily beat the Houston Comets tonight by a score of 75-to-60 to take a one game to none lead in their series with the two time defending WNBA champs.
Lisa Leslie led all scorers with 25 points.
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[S-Sosa]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-39]
[GRAPHIC=SOSA]


Sammy Sosa continues to drive the big league homerun race as he hit his 53rd today against the Giants.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Giants vs. Cubs-MLB; :00]


And for a change the homerun actually came in a Cubs' win.
Sammy hit the homer in the 5th inning just inside the foul pole in left field. The two run shot got the Cubs started on the comeback trail and they would eventually come back and win 11-to-10.
Sammy has now hit 10 homers in his last 12 games.
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The longest standing men's track world record was shattered yesterday at the world championships in Seville, Spain.
11 years ago, Butch Reynolds set the standard in the men's 400 meters when he ran the distance in 43 point 29 seconds.
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Last night American Michael Johnson beat the mark by more than a tenth of a second.
Johnson ran the first 100 meters in just over 10 seconds and then watch him on the final 100, as he turns what looks like a diagonal line into a T formation.
Johnson, in the middle of the track obliterated the competition and the record by running the 400 meters in 43 point 18 seconds.
He now has 8 of the 10 fastest times ever run at 400 meters, plus he is the 200 meter record holder
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The Jacksonville Jaguars put a hurting on the Kansas City Chiefs last night here on Your Hometown Station.
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Jaguar running back Fred Taylor was the man for the Jags as they blew things open in the first half. He strolls in the zone on this short jaunt, and then early in the second quarter he will go 86 yards for the score virtually untouched. Jacksonville lights up Kansas City ___ to ___.
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In Minnesota last night the Eagles handed the Vikings in win not on a silver platter but on the artificial turf. T

he ball is fumbled right on the sideline and Ramos McDonald picks it up and goes 60 yards for the TD as the Vikings win it ___ to __.
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Still to come tonight the rundown of games for week number
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one of the high school football season on Friday Football Extra.
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The Friday Football Extra crews will be on the scene at 14 games in all on opening night from Danville to Wytheville.
Here's a look at our week one schedule.
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The V-M-I Keydets open their season September fourth at Richmond under new head coach Cal McCombs with lots of optimism.
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McCombs inherits a team that has won only one game the past two seasons and has not claimed a Southern Conference game since 1996.
So, it was no surprise to McCombs and the Keydets that the team was picked to finish last in the Conference.
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