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Coming up on News 7-
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Police investigate a shooting this afternoon in Martinsville.
Senator Chuck Robb officially kicks off his campaign for a third term.
A Seattle landmark comes tumbling down.
And-- residents in one Roanoke county community come to the aid of their newest neighbor.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.


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[Shooting]


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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
A shooting outside an apartment complex in Martinsville this afternoon has left one person injured.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


It happened around 4 o'clock at the RiverMont Apartments in front of building number 10.
Police say a black male was shot by an unknown suspect... who then left the scene.
The victim was taken in a car to Moorehead Hospital in Eden, North Carolina where officials say he has non-life threatening injuries.
Police say they are interviewing witnesses... but, so far, no one's been charged.
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[Car-Accident]


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Rescue crews had to use the "jaws of life" to free a man from his car this afternoon after he ran off the road and struck a tree.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Larry Chamberline, Junior was driving down Twelve o' Clock Knob Road in Roanoke County when police say another car crossed the center line and struck his vehicle. Chamberline was taken to Roanoke Memorial with non-life threatening injuries. Officials say charges may be filed against the other driver.
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[Gas-Prices]


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Some relief from rising gas prices could be just down the road.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Troutville/March 2;]


OPEC oil ministers are reportedly close to reaching an agreement on the need to boost production.
This would rein in rising petroleum prices.
The ministers have refused to confirm the size or timing of any such increase.
The OPEC ministers have been holding small group talks in Vienna, Austria.
They begin their formal meeting tomorrow.
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[Tobacco]


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A Petersburg company will be taking in nearly a third of the tobacco grown in Virginia.
It's a move that isn't sitting well with warehouse owners... who've already been hurt by three consecutive years of quota cuts.
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[VO-NAT 99-47 31:26]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


More 200 tobacco farmers in Virginia have signed contracts to sell part of their crop to Star Scientific Incorporated.
The company has developed a way to cure tobacco with lowered amounts of cancer-causing agents.
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[Anchor=Teresa]
[ss=Tobacco]


The company will buy about 14-and-a-half million pounds of Virginia tobacco -- that's about 30 percent of the crop.







[Toss-2-Robin]
A picture perfect day...Let's head over to Andrew in the weather center.
[WX1] [11:00pm] [03/26/2000] WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Robb-Campaign]


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Senator Chuck Robb today officially kicked off his campaign for re-election.
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[SUPER=204-Courtesy Robb Campaign; ]


The 12- year incumbent spoke before a group of supporters at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale.
The Democrat faced a tough campaign six years ago-- narrowly beating Republican Oliver North.
And, this year's campaign against former Governor George Allen is expected to be even tougher.
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[IN Q=Let me ]

((CHARLES ROBB: LET ME ASSURE YOU THAT NO WARRIOR THAT I EVER MET AT QUANTICO WAS FRIGHTENED BY BIG TALK, BIG HEELED BOOTS OR A BIG CHEW OF TOBACCO AND NEITHER AM I.))
[SUPER=201-Charles Robb/(D) Candidate for Senate;]
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[VO-NAT]


Robb also touted his record-- saying he voted to raise minimum wage and also to uphold a woman's right to choose.
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[Mayoral-Candidates]


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The campaign trail is also heating up for the candidates vying for Roanoke City Council.
And as Joy Sutton reports the four mayoral candidates aren't wasting any time getting their message out to voters.

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[IN Q=Independent]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=201-Duane Howard/(I) Candidate for Mayor;:18]
[SUPER=201-Mac McCadden/(I) Candidate for Mayor;;:51]
[SUPER=201-Ralph Smith/(R) Candidate for Mayor;1:18]
[SUPER=201-David Bower/Roanoke Mayor;1:42]
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(( Independent candidate Duane Howard says his car is one of his best advertising tools -- right down to the license plate.
Howard says he's focused on improving the quality of life for Roanoke residents -- he says unlike the other candidates -- he's committed to being a full time mayor.
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[SOT11:47]
[IN Q=The city]

((DUANE HOWARD/MAYORAL CANDIDATE: THIS CITY IS LONG OVERDUE FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS THE ABILITY, THE BUSINESS BACKGROUND AND INTRIGUE TO BE A FULL TIME MAYOR TO WORK WITH THE CITY, THE COMMUNITY))
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((NAT SOT: MR. HOLLANDS WORTH, I'M RUNNING FOR MAYOR))
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Independent candidate Mac McCadden is also taking his message straight to the voters -- targeting a different neighborhood each week -- and leaving behind his mark.
The former city council member says he not only brings experience to the table -- but a commitment to making Roanoke a better place to live.
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[SOT 30:30]
[IN Q=The focus of]

((MAC MCCADDEN/MAYORAL CANDIDATE: THE FOCUS OF MY CAMPAIGN IS GOING DOOR TO DOOR MEETING PEOPLE. IT'S NOT SO MUCH ON ISSUES AS IT IS PEOPLE AND PROVIDING GOODS AND SERVICES TO THE PEOPLE OF ROANOKE))
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[OUT Q=of Roanoke]


Republican Candidate Ralph Smith isn't wasting any time drumming-up support from the likes of Congressman Bob Goodlatte and former Miss America Nicole Johnson.
Some of the candidates say Smith is trying to buy this campaign, with costly signs and other techniques.
But Smith says the people are paying for his campaign because they want a man with businesses experience.
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[IN Q=They like 34 years]

((RALPH SMITH/MAYORAL CANDIDATE: THEY LIKE 34 YEARS OF BUSINESS, THEY LIKE THE BUSINESS MANS APPROACH TO RUNNING CITY GOVERNMENT AND MAKING YOUR TAX DOLLARS STRETCH FURTHER))
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But all of these candidates will have to oust Roanoke's current Mayor David Bowers, who's held the position for 8 years and has also been a council member.
Bowers says he welcomes the competition -- it challenges him to be a better candidate and mayor.
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[IN Q=We've got so much]

((MAYOR DAVID BOWERS: WE'VE GOT SO MUCH HERE YET TO DO IN THE CITY INCLUDING THE REBUILDING OF PATRICK HENRY AND WILLIAM FLEMING HIGH SCHOOL. THEY'RE THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY, SOLVING 81 AND 581, ELM AVENUE TRAFFIC PROBLEMS BRINGING OUR YOUNG PEOPLE BACK TO THIS COMMUNITY))
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((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER: AND WITH FOUR CANDIDATES VYING FOR THE POSITION OF ROANOKE CITY MAYOR IT'S BOUND TO BE A COMPETITIVE RACE ALL THE WAY UP TO THE FINISH LINE. JOY SUTTON, NEWS 7, ROANOKE))
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[Russian-Voting]


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The votes are still being counted but it appears Vladimir (poo-tin) Putin is headed for a narrow victory in Russia's presidential election.
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[SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia]

With 69 percent of the votes counted, Putin has 51 percent of the vote. That's enough to ensure an outright victory and avoid a second round vote with his rival -- Communist chief Gennady (zhoo-GAH'-nahf) Zyuganov. The former K-G-B officer is currently acting as Russia's President.
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[Clinton]


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In Geneva, Switzerland politics was at the heart of a meeting involving President Clinton.
Clinton and Syrian President Hafez Assad met for three hours today.
A White House spokesman says the meeting was useful in clarifying Syria's position on major issues.
But the two leaders could NOT reach a firm agreement on resuming Israeli-Syrian peace talks.. which have been on hold since January.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Extra attention can go a long way especially when you're a young cancer patient.
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[VO-NAT]

Still ahead, see how a doll is making treatment for the disease a little less painful. We'll show you how it works when we return.
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[VA-Profile]


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A Roanoke woman's talent is helping ease the pain of some cancer patients.
In this week's Virginia Profile, Tina Tenret shows us how Ethel Simmons' toys help children heal.
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((ON THE COUNT OF THREE, I'M GOING TO STICK YOU. SO IT'S LIKE OUR PRETEND NEEDLE, RIGHT? ONE TWO THREE ERR....)) [RUNS:09]
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Twelve year old Tiffany Lineberry is being treated for cancer. She gets to practice medical procedures on a special doll -- before doctors do them to her.
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((TIFFANY LINEBERRY/CANCER PATIENT: THEY CAN SHOW ME HOW TO DO IT ON THE DOLL, THEN I WON'T BE SO SCARED.)) [RUNs:03]
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((NAT SOT SEWING))

[RUNS:03] A Roanoke County woman breathes life into these dolls -- on her own time, at her own expense.
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((ETHEL SIMMONS/DOLLMAKER: FIRST WE HAVE TO CUT THE FABRIC OUT THEN WE HAVE TO SEW THE BUTTON SO WHEN IT'S SEWN TOGETHER, THE BUTTON WILL BE ON THE INSIDE.)) [RUNS:07]
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The button represents the knob under cancer patients' skin -- the hookup for their IV chemotherapy.
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((LINEBERRY: IF SOMEBODY WANTED ME TO SHOW THE PORT TO THEM, I COULD SHOW THE DOLL AND I WOULDN'T HAVE TO LIFT MY SHIRT UP AND SHOW THEM. BUTT BUTT BUTT SIMMONS: I LOVE CHILDREN, AND I THINK IF THIS WOULD EASE THE PAIN EVEN A LITTLE BIT, THEN IT'S WORTH IT.)) [RUNS:13]
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Ethel Simmons dreams of bigger dolls, with veins and I-V tubes.
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((SIMMONS: HOPEFULLY WE CAN MAKE A WIG WITH SOME VELCRO THAT WE CAN TAKE ON AND OFF)) [RUNS:06]
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But for now she leaves the faces blank.
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((THEN WHEN YOU GO HOME, YOU'LL PUT A FACE OR SOMETHING ON THIS. BLUE EYES AND BLOND HAIR. BUTT BUTT BUTT I CAN PLAY DOCTOR WITH IT BECAUSE I LIKE PLAYING DOCTOR. I WANT TO BE A NURSE WHEN I GROW UP. BUTT BUTT BUTT TAKE THE ALCOHOL AND I'M GOING TO WIPE IT OFF.)) [RUNS:13]
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Simmons says she'd like to meet the children who cuddle her dolls.
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((IT IS REWARDING TO KNOW THE CHILDREN ENJOY THIS.)) [RUNS:02]
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But for now, she's got more little friends to make. Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke))

































[Toy-Show]


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If you have boxes filled with old toys, and you're wondering what to do with them, you might want to head over to the Holiday Inn Tanglewood.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Representatives from the International Toy Collectors Association are on hand -- offering top dollar for various toys that collectors are searching for.
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((GEORGE MCCURLEY/INTL. TOY COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION:BE OPEN MINDED, DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE CONDITION. IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING MINT IN THE BOX OF COURSE WE'RE EXCITED. WE LOVE SPACE TOYS, ROBOTS, EARLY TINS AND TIN WINDUPS AND PRESSED STEEL TOYS))
[SUPER=01-George McCurley/Intl. Toy Collectors Assoc.]
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[VO-NAT]


The collectors are looking for toys made before and throughout the 1970's but will consider other items.
The Road Show will be in town through tomorrow -- You can check it from eight in the morning until seven P-M.
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[Kingdome-Implosion]


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It only took a matter of seconds for one of Seattle's landmarks to come tumbling down.
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((NAT SOUND OF IMPLOSION)).
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[VO-NAT 15:23:52]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA]
The gray roof of Seattle's Kingdome collapsed this morning in a controlled implosion--- using 58-hundred gelatin dyn

amite- filled holes.
The blast left a giant cloud of dust that could been seen for miles
The implosion makes way for a new 430-million dollar football stadium.
The Kingdome was home to the Seahawks and Mariners, since 19-76.
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Your mother might have told you, "don't climb up something you can't get down from".
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[VO-NAT]

But this raccoon must've not heard that message. Coming up... see what it took to get it free after being stuck up high for four days.
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In a matter of weeks-- Smith Mountain Lake will be filled boats, jet skies and swimmers.
But did you know the lake is used for more than just recreation?
Keith Humphry takes a closer look at the construction of the Smith Mountain Dam in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
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(( Smith Mountain Lake was created by the damming of the Roanoke River at Smith Mountain Gap.
The project includes Leesville Dam and uses water and coal through a process called pumped storage.
Electricity is generated primarily on weekdays when the demand for electricity is the highest. However, when demand for power is low, water stored in Leesville Lake is pumped back into Smith Mountain Lake to be re-used.
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Appalachian Power now called AEP began planning for a hydroelectric dam in the late 1920's.
However, construction didn't start until 1960.
The Leesville Dam was also under construction.
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((18 MILES UP THE ROANOKE RIVER FROM THE LEESVILLE PLANT IS THE MAJOR COMPLEX OF APPALACHIAN HYDROELECTRIC DEVELOPMENT THE SMITH MOUNTAIN PROJECT)) [RUNS08]
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Both dams were completed in 1963. The project meant flooding thousands of acres of land. Before that could happen, Appalachian had to buy any land that would be submerged. Though most of it was farmland, some people lived on it. They were relocated.
The company also had to move the dead.
More than 13-hundred graves were removed from 74 cemeteries to 24 relocation sites.
The lake started filling up with water in 1962. It took three years to complete. By December 1965, two generating units went into service. The last two went into commercial operation in February, 1966. A fifth generating unit was added in 1980.
That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm Keith Humphry.))







[Racoon]


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Residents in the Boxley Hills area of Roanoke County came together today to rescue their newest neighbor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


They were working to save a raccoon that's been trapped on this utility police since Thursday... without food, water or a way down.
The animal was not only stuck in the wiring, but also in a dangerous position ... next to two service lines.
A-E-P and Wildlife Rescue came out to help, and were finally able to free the raccoon from the wires.
Last time we checked, though, the animal was still too scared to come down the utility pole to safety.
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The Tar Heels of North Carolina are headed to the Final Four. Joseph Forte scored 28 points as the Heels knocked off Tulsa 59 to 55.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Austin, TX/CBS SPORTS; :]


North Carolina trailed by 1 at the half.
But the Heels led by 5 until Marcus Hill hit the three pointer tieing the game at 39 to 39 in the second half.
Carolina put together a 14 to 2 run and would take a two point lead when Forte hit this jumper making it 41 to 39.

Then with 6 minutes left in the game Forte hit another jumper and the lead was 8.
[SUPER=33-North Carolina/59/Tulsa/55/;]


But Tulsa made one more run at the Heels Donte Swans 3 and the Golden Hurricane trailed by 2 but North Carolina holds on for the 59 to 55 win.
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[IN Q="Well, we just...]
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((ED COTA/UNC GUARD: WELL, WE JUST BECAME A TEAM AND WE STARTED PLAYING TOGETHER AND JUST DOING THE THINGS THAT COACH GUT WANTED US TOT DO AND WE FINALLY JUST GOT IT TOGETHER AND IT COULDN'T BE A BETTER TIME FOR THIS.))
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[S-Florida]


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North Carolina will play Florida in the semi finals.
Mike Miller scored 14 to lead the Gators to a 77 to 65 win over Oklahoma State in the East Regional final.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Syracuse, NY/CBS SPORTS; :]


The Gators are led by 34 year old head coach Billy Donovan.
Oklahoma State gets out on the run and Frederik Jonzen takes it in for the jam but the Cowboys still trailed by 5.
Then the Gators upped the tempo. Brett Nelson runs the floor and scores the layup and Florida jumped out to a 20 to 13 lead.
[SUPER=33-Florida/77/Oklahoma St./65/;]


Miller would lead the Gators down the stretch here he gets out after the steal scoring 2 of his 14 and Florida wins it 77 to 65.
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[S-Scores]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI/ABC SPORTS; :]


In Hockey, The Detroit Red Wings scored a big win today.
Martin Lapointe got his first career hat trick as the Red Wings routed the New York Rangers 8 to 2.
And here are all of tonight's scores.
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[S-Race]


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Rusty Wallace survived a dozen caution flags and he holds off the field winning the Food City 500 at the Bristol Internatitonal Speedway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bristol, TN/ESPN; :]


Michael Waltrip was right in the middle of the action he passed Ward burton for the second spot with 439 laps to go.

But it was the Chevrolett of Jeff Gordon that was leading the race here putting John Andretti a lap down with 376 laps to go.
Then the cautions began to fly on lap 141 Elliott Sadler in the Wood's brothers ford hits the wall bringing out the third caution.
Dale Earnhardt worked his way to the front and he was leading the race but he crashes into Kenny Irwin who hit the wall sliding to the middle of the track. Earnhardt went to the garage area but returned to the race.
Jeremy Mayfield took his turn up front and he was the leader at the halfway point of the race.
Wallace would run near the front all day long and he takes the checkered flag winning the Food city 500 for his 50-th career win. Wallace won his very first race at Bristol.
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[IN Q="I was loose...]
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((RUSTY WALLACE/FOOD CITY 500 WINNER: I WAS LOOSE ALL DAY LONG WE BROUIGHT SOME AIR UIP IN THE LEFT REAR TIRE PUT SOME WEDGE IN HER DROPPED SOME AIR OUT OF THE LEFT FRONT DROPPED THE TRACK BAR JUST KEPT DOING STUFF LIKE THAT AND MAN THIS OLD HOT ROD JUST TOOK OFF IT WAS FLYING AT THE END OF THE DAY.))
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[OUT Q=.....of the day."]
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Johnny Benson was second, Ward Burton third, Jeremy Mayfield fourtht and Terry Labonte fifth.


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The Roanoke Steam travels to Tallahassee on April seventh for opening day of the Arena Two Football League season.

When the Steam rolls on to the field several former high school standouts will be in uniform.
Denise Allen has more.
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(( Elton Toliver left Lord Botetourt High School to play defensive tackle and linebacker for UVA. From there he played in overseas and semi-pro leagues.
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((ELTON TOLIVER/ROANOKE STEAM: BEING BACK ON A FOOTBALL FIELD INFRONT OF PEOPLE WHO WATCHED YOU PLAY RECREATIONAL BALL AND KNEW YOU WHEN YOU WERE GROWING UP IS GOING TO BE FUN. IT'S GOING TO BE A CHALLENGE BECAUSE THE AGE IS DIFFERENT BUT IT'S GOING TO BE A GOOD CHALLENGE.)) [RUNS19]
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Anthony Merchant played high school ball in Lexington. At Concord College Merchant played both tailback and defensive back. He then played both sides of the ball with the Roanoke Rush from 1993 through the '97 season.
The 29 year old Merchant rearranged his life to join the Steam moving his family from Staunton to Roanoke. He works at Radio Shack as a manager and hopes playing football in Roanoke will lead to the next level.
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((ANTHONY MERCHANT/ : I DON'T GET TOO OVER EXCITED. I JUST ENJOY THE GAME. TO LOOK AT ME YOU WOULDN'T THINK SO, BUT IT'S JUST A DIFFERENT ATTITUDE ONCE I HIT THE FIELD.)) [RUNS11]
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Team officials say ticket sales are going well, evidence Roanokers are buying into the indoor league.
Or maybe evidence of Toliver's public relations work.
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((TOLIVER: IT'S SOMETHING EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS. IT'S UNIVRSAL, IN THE U.S., CANADA, OVERSEAS, IT'S A UNIVERSAL SPORT AND I WAS TRYING TO GET THE WORD OUT, WE'RE STILL PLAYING, WE'RE GOING TO BE BUTTING HEADS AS WE SAY IN FOOTBALL.)) [RUNS09]
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Toliver, Merchant and the rest of the Roanoke Steam will start butting heads in the Roanoke Civic Center Saturday, May sixth.
The first home game is against Tulsa.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.))





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The winner of the Players Championship will be decided tomorrow.
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Lightning in the area forced the final round of the 6-million dollar event to be suspended with 20 players still on the course.
Hal Sutton increased his lead over Tiger Woods in the round. He started the day with a one shot lead but when play was suspended he was up by three strokes with seven holes left to play.
Woods tied Sutton for the lead with a birdie on the par four first hole but fell two shots back after consecutive bogeys on the third and fourth holes.
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Meantime, Karrie Webb showed why she's the premier playerr on the L-P-G-A tour.
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Webb scored the most lopsided victory in the 29-year history of the Nabisco Championship.
She won for the fifth time in six starts coasting to a 10 stroke win at the first major championship of the year.
Webb shot a 2 under par 70 for a total of 227, 14 under par.
Webb celebrated her second major title by taking a dip in the water at the 18-th green. She was joined by her caddie and pop star Celine Dion.
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The big Oscar night in Los Angeles has almost wrapped up.
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Hours before the ceremony fans filled the bleachers to catch a glimpse of their favorite star walk down the red carpet.
But it wasn't just the Oscar nominees that were in the spot light the designer gowns worn by the stars were attracting attention. The nights first big award went to Angelina Jolie for best supporting actress. Michael Caine took home the Oscar for best supporting actor, and Phil Collins captured best original song for the movie Tarzan.
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