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Next on News 7-
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New developments in the Elian Gonzalez case- We'll have a live report from Miami-
A same sex couple at the prom in one local area- but some don't like the idea.
And new technology to make a futuristic escape- We'll check it out.
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News 7 is next.
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[Cuban-Boy]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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[GRAPHIC=Elian Gonzalez]


Federal Immigration Officials have once again pushed back a deadline for Elian Gonzalez-
Drew Levinson is following the case and joins us from Miami with the latest on the custody battle.
[Live=Drew Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting]
[SUPER=05-Miami, FL]

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[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]
[SUPER=01-Jose Garcia Pedrosa/Family Lawyer;]
[SUPER=01-Gregory Craig/Father's Attorney;]
[SUPER=01-Janet Reno/Attorney General;]
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[OUT Q=reunited with his father.]

((It'll be at least next week before the future of little Elian Gonzalez is decided. Jose Garcia Pedrosa, Lawyer for Family: There has been no agreement reached. After days of tense talks, Immigration officials and lawyers representing the relatives of the six-year-old boy have yet to reach a deal. They'll go back to the bargaining table Monday. (NATS) Meanwhile, the Little Havana section of Miami remains on edge. That as the lawyer for Elian's father went to the State Department to get VISAS for Juan Gonzalez, his wife and Elian's 6-month old brother.
(SOT: Gregory Craig, Fathers Attorney)

"The relatives in Miami do not speak for Elian ... the only person who can speak for Elian is his father..." The three of them, plus a small army of others, hope to travel from Cuba in an effort to bring Elian home. They'll come to a city and a country divided by the case.(NATS) Today, Vice President Al Gore, running for the White House, said Elian and his family should be granted permanent resident status. That smacks head on with his own administrations view. that the boy should go home.
(SOT: Janet Reno, Attorney General)

This case has been heartbreaking for everybody involved, but we believe that the law is clear: The father must speak for the little boy, because the sacred bond between parent and child must be recognized, and Elian should be reunited with his father.))
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[Development]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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How are your federal tax dollars distributed?
It's a question many are asking this time of year -- as they pay-up to Uncle Sam.
Much of it comes back into the community-- and local organizations are fighting for a portion of it.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Joy/Newsroom]


Joy Sutton is in the newsroom with more
[Live=Joy Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Joy1;]


Jean, a lot of money comes back in the form of block grants that help fund organizations and support programs in the community.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]
[SUPER=01-Kaye Hale/West End Center;]
[SUPER=01-James Lesniak/NW Neighborhood Env. Org.;]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Riggs/Blue Ridge Housing Dev. Corp.;]
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[OUT Q=reasonable prices]


(( The West End Center is place where kids can go for free tutoring, and after school and summer programs.
The Center is just one several organizations hoping to get portion of the more than 3-million dollars up for grabs through the Community Development Block Grant.
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[SOT2:55:04]
[IN Q=We have a huge waiting list]

((KAYE HALE/WEST END CENTER: WE HAVE A HUGE WAITING LIST. IT TAKES ALMOST TWO YEARS TO GET INTO OUR PROGRAM AND THAT'S BECAUSE OF SPACE AND WE DON'T HAVE MONEY. SO IT WILL HELP US TO EXPAND OUR CURRENT FACILITY))
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At a community meeting Roanoke City's Office of Grants Compliance released its draft plan outlining how the funds for the Community Development Block and Home Entitlement Grants should be distributed for 2000 and 2001.
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[SOT 2:53:18]
[IN Q=The recommendations]

((JAMES LESNIAK/NNEO: THE RECOMMENDATIONS WE RECEIVED WAS LESS THAN WE REQUESTED. I KNOW THERE IS A SHORTAGE OF MONEY OUT THERE. BUT IT SEEMS THERE IS PLENTY OF MONEY TO SUPPORT THOSE PROJECTS THAT ARE POLITICALLY ON THE CITY LEVEL))
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The Northwest Neighborhood Environmental Organization which builds affordable housing like these apartments on Loudon Ave. requested around 900 -thousand -- but they may get less than half that amount.
While the Western Virginia Foundation for the Arts and Sciences may get 250-thousand dollars to renovate the Old Shenandoah hotel for Center in the Square and Mill Mountain Theater-- the Blue Ridge Housing Development Corporation says it's satisfied with the more than 90-thousand dollars it may receive.
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[SOT2:56:02]
[IN Q=When we do]

((BARBARA RIGGS/BLUE RIDGE HOUSING DEV. CORP: WHEN WE DO CONSTRUCTION OF NEW HOMES THOSE FUNDS HELP DOWN THE CONSTRUCTION COSTS WHICH ALLOWS US TO SELL HOME FOR REAL REASONABLE PRICES))
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[OUT Q=prices]))
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More than 30 organizations applied for a portion of the money.
City Council will consider the recommendations but will ultimately make the final decision.
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Jean,

[Dville-school]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=sch]
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In other money news- the Danville school board unanimously passed the superintendent's proposed school budget tonight.
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The nearly 48-million dollar budget is about a five percent increase from last year.
Included in the proposal is money for year round schools and an average five percent increase in teachers' salaries.
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[IN Q=We're always]

((ELIZABETH SPAINHOUR/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: WE'RE ALWAYS TRYING TO DO MORE FOR OUR TEACHERS AS FAR AS SALARIES. ALTHOUGH IT'S NEVER ENOUGH IT'S MORE THAN WE'VE HAD BEFORE.))
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[VO-NAT]


The budget goes to city council next.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [03/30/2000] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Floyd-Prom]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Some Floyd County residents are outraged that a girl at the local high school would bring her girlfriend to the prom.
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[VO-NAT]
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The A-C-L-U told the Floyd County high school principal that if he did not let Tiffany (La-Peen) Lapine bring a girl to the prom, he could be sued for discriminating against lesbians.
Tiffany can bring a female date now.
But even other high school students are against the idea.
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[SOT 13:24:10]
[IN Q=It's her right]

((IT'S HER RIGHT TO HAVE AN OPINION AND DO WHAT SHE WANTS. BUT I DON'T THINK SHE SHOULD HAVE BROUGHT A GIRL TO THE PROM BECAUSE IT'S FLOYD AND IT'S AN OLD TIME TOWN.))
[SUPER=01-Sarah Harris/Student;]
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Most people on the streets say the idea offends them because homosexuality is a sin.
They also say this publicity stains Floyd County's image.
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[SOT 13:27:03]
[IN Q=Kinda saying]

((KINDA SAYING FLOYD'S OUT OF THE TIMES AND EVERYTHING. STILL STUCK BACK IN TIME. CAN'T ADJUST TO THE TIMES OR ANYTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Sean Peters/Student;]
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Tiffany and her family did not want to appear on camera.

[Pulaski-Furniture]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=99-60 TC1:45:14]
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Pulaski Furniture stockholders' pockets are a little heavier tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski/June 1997;]


The company's C-E-O and senior managers arranged to buy Pulaski Furniture for 125-million dollars... with the unanimous approval of its Board of Directors.
They're buying shares from stockholders at 30-percent above their recent value on NASDAQ.
Pulaski Furniture employs more than two-thousand people in southwestern Virginia.
Analysts call the buyout a "sign of strength and confidence."
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[Dan-River]


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Dan River Mills will open new contract talks next month.
The announcement has Dan River employees worried.
Surae Chinn has been looking at union contract talks and the company's finances.
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[SUPER=01-Wayne Martin/Business Analyst; :33]
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((((JOE BOUKNIGHT/DAN RIVER INC.: THESE NEGOTIATIONS ARE ABOUT JOB SECURITY REALLY BECAUSE WE WOULD LIKE TO REACH AN AGREEMENT THAT GIVES DAN RIVER A LEVEL OF COMFORT IN INVESTING MORE MONEY IN DANVILLE.)) [RUNS:12]
Ever since the largest employer in Danville decided to move nearly 500 jobs to Mexico job security has become the main issue for the 32-hundred remaining workers. Neither side will say what areas the contract talks will cover. Business analysts like Wayne Martin can only speculate.
[SOT 1:45:06]

((WAYNE MARTIN/BUSINESS ANALYST: I THINK THE QUESTION COMES DOWN TO HOW MUCH DO WE AS EMPLOYEES HAVE TO SACRIFICE TO SECURE SOME OF OUR JOBS.)) [RUNS:16]
And how secure are those jobs? Company officials say Dan River incorporated is healthy and strong. But according to their annual report last year, operating profits dropped 82 percent in its apparel fabrics operation. That's the operation heading to Mexico. However, profits are up 50 percent in its home fashions division. Martin says by focusing on that success, the company has avoided the path other textile businesses have taken.
[SOT 1:41:17]

((WAYNE MARTIN/BUSINESS ANALYST: NARROWING THEIR PRODUCT LINE AND BECOMING MORE SPECIALIZE DID ALLOW THEM TO BECOME COMPETITIVE AND THAT HAS GIVEN THEM SOME STABILITY.)) [RUNS:10]))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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One of the nation's first date rape drug trials ends with prison sentences.
Details are still ahead on News 7 at Eleven.
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[VO-NAT]


And later find out how this plane could one day save lives in outer space.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((ALRIGHT FOLKS, STEVE MASON IN THE HOUSE WITH YOU. VINCE CARTER AND HIS RAPTORS TRY AND DEVOUR JERSEY, THE NIT FINALS GOT PHYSICAL BETWEEN WAKE AND THE IRISH, ROANOKE FANS HAD A CHANCE TO SEE HOW FULL STEAM A HEAD THE STAR CITY'S ARENA FOOTBALL TEAM IS, STACY WAS AT MARTINSVILLE TODAY AND THE HOKIES AND HIGHLANDERS SWUNG THEIR LUMBER, ALL OF THIS COMING UP IN SPORTS.))

[TV-Violence]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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One TV show accounts for 11-percent of all the sex, violence and cursing on T-V.
That show is watched by some 3-million children.
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[VO-NAT]


It is W-W-F wrestling- The finding is from the Parent's Television Council-
The group studied T-V for ten years between 1989 and 99-
Among the findings, sex on T-V has more than tripled- and the use of foul language is way up too.
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[SOT 15:14:09]
[IN Q=]

((WHAT PARENTS WILL FIND ON BROADCAST TELEVISION TODAY IS LITERALLY CRAP, A WORD USED FORTY ONE TIMES DURING A FOUR WEEK PERIOD LAST FALL AS COMPARED TO 1989.))
[SUPER=01-L. Brent Bozell/Parents Television Council;]
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[OUT Q=compared to 1989.]
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[Vo-Nat]
The Council said violence on T-V stayed about the same- but would have decreased significantly if not for W-W-F wrestling.
The Council is calling on networks and advertisers to responsibility for the images and messages on T-V.
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[Date-Rape]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Four men are going to prison- in one of the nations first trials involving the date rape drug.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File]


Today a judge sentenced three men to up to 15 years in prison. They were convicted of manslaughter in the case. A fourth man convicted of being an accessory after the fact- faces up to five years.
The mother of Samatha Reid pressed for maximum sentences.
Samatha died after G-H-B was slipped into her soda during a party.
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[Blacksburg-Baby]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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The woman accused of throwing her newborn baby's body in a dumpster was arraigned in Blacksburg this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Rosetta Elizabeth Clark plead NOT guilty to the misdemeanor charge of improperly disposing of the infant.
The 21-year-old Virginia Tech student declined to comment on her case.
[SUPER=04-March 11;]


Police found the baby boy's body in a dumpster at Clark's apartment complex nearly three weeks ago.
A medical examiner later ruled that the baby was dead at birth.
Clark will be tried in Blacksburg next month.
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[David-Duke]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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He's a former K-K-K leader who now heads up "NO FEAR."
That's David Duke's acronym for his National Organization For European American Rights.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/July 1999]


Now, Duke is coming back to Virginia Saturday, to spearhead a counter-protest against a black minister.
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.]


Reverend Gerald Glenn is calling for black citizens in Chesterfield County to boycott their local malls for one day.
It's in protest of the county supervisors proclaiming Virginia's only local "Confederate History Month," without letting anyone speak publicly when the vote was taken.
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[SOT 14:34:08]
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((REV. GERALD GLENN/NEW DELIVERANCE EVANG. CHURCH: WE'RE GONNA TAKE OUR MONEY AND SPEND IT IN OTHER COUNTIES, LIKE HENRICO, HANOVER, AND RICHMOND CITY, WHO HAVE SAID NO TO THESE TYPES OF RESOLUTIONS. CHESTERFIELD, IF YOU WANT TO ALLY YOURSELF WITH MR. DUKE AND HIS FOLLOWERS, YOU'RE GONNA HAVE HIM ALL DAY TO YOURSELF AT CLOVERLEAF MALL AND CHESTERFIELD TOWN CENTER.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Gerald Glenn/New Deliverance Evang. Church;]
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[OUT Q=Chesterfield Town Center.]
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[VO-NAT]


Duke is encouraging Confederate supporters to counter the mall boycott with a "buy-in."
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


When News 7 at Eleven returns, new life and new living space is coming to a downtown Roanoke building.
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[VO-NAT]


And... they're hard to ignore, but that's the point.
See how these Blacksburg road signs could change the way you drive.
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[Lotto]
[anchor=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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[tape=none]
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[SUPER=135-4 3 5/6 7 2 7/9 10 12 23 24]


[Downtown-Housing]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-59 TC1:17:52]
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A former Norfolk and Western office building in downtown Roanoke may soon have new tenants.
Today, downtown leaders unveiled plans for 87 upscale apartments.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The building known as G- O- B South, is located on Jefferson Street near the Hotel Roanoke.
Planners say housing is a critical element in downtown redevelopment, and they believe there will be a strong demand for the new apartments.
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[SOT 09:21:51]
[IN Q=I'm sure the demand is there]
[SUPER=01-Matt Kennell/Downtown Roanoke Inc.]
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[OUT Q=how quickly this project will fill up.]
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[VO-NAT]


The apartments will carry rents of 595 dollars to 875 dollars per month.
The estimated cost of the project is nine million dollars.
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[Traffic-Sign]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-57 TC1:38:18]
[GRAPHIC=Highway Safety]


Blacksburg is the backdrop for an eye-popping traffic sign experiment.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


These fluorescent "Test Route" signs are part of a project by Virginia Tech's Transportation Institute.
They were set up around Blacksburg to test drivers' responses to bolder sign colors.
Whichever sign proves to be the most conspicuous with drivers will end up on roads nationwide ... to warn motorists of accidents and road conditions.
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[SOT 25:21 - :37]
[IN Q=If you see one]

((VICKI NEALE/TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH SCIENTIST: IF YOU SEE ONE OF THESE SIGNS, YOU'LL KNOW THAT THERE IS AN INCIDENT THAT YOU NEED TO STAY AWAY FROM...YOU NEED TO FOLLOW THIS PARTICULAR SIGN BECAUSE IT OVERRIDES ALL OTHER SIGNS AND FOLLOW IT TO SAFETY. ))
[SUPER=01-Vicki Neale/Transportation Researcher;]
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[OUT Q=follow it to safety.]
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[VO-NAT]


Researchers use test-drivers to rate the signs.
They'll be up for several more weeks.
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The Steam opens practice to the public tonight, and the NIT championship tipped off tonight
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=76-NCAA; :00]

but first our extra point. Former NBA great Clyde Drexler stepped down as the head coach at Houston today, his alma mater. In two seasons Clyde posted a 20 and 33 record and lost 21 games this past season.
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[S-Steam]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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The Roanoke Steam gave Star City arena football fans a first hand look at the team last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


The Steam's practice yesterday evening at the Roanoke Civic Center was free and open to the public. Fans turned out to see how the team was doing.
Head coach Pete Shaw met with his coaches after drills and is up beat about his team at this stage.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I'm]
[SUPER=01-Pete Shaw/Steam Head Coach; :00]

((PETE SHAW/STEAM HEAD COACH:))
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=....get them ready"]
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[S-Moore]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-61 (1:12:58)]
[GRAPHIC=NFL Draft]


The N-F-L draft hits in mid April. Virginia Tech's Corey Moore, who was the featured speaker at Gretna's football banquet last night, also talked about his pre draft activities.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="first audio]
[SUPER=01-Corey Moore/Virginia Tech All American; :]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=........waiting game."]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :]


Moore has worked out at the combines at a linebacker position and he's projected to go late in the second round.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="In order..]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=...covering people."]
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[S-Jones]


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[VO-NAT WIPE TO #ENG!!!]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


On the Virginia side, running back Thomas Jones is projected as a high first round pick. Mel Kiper Junior picks the UVa senior to go number 10 overall in the first round. He is the first running back the critics say will be selected.

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[S-NIT]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-53 1:58:49]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA Hoops]


The NIT took Madison Square Garden by storm last night as Wake Forest ended the Luck of the Irish with a win over Notre Dame.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/ESPN; :00]


In the first half, the Irish turn the ball over and the Deacs capitalize as Robert O'Kelly gives the Darius Songaila for the deuce on the break.
O'Kelly then rips rope from three point land, 26-16 Wake with 7:17 remaining in the half. He had 19. [SUPER=33-Wa

ke Forest/71/Notre Dame/61;]
Notre Dame would go on an eight-nothing run to close out the first half. Big East player of the year Troy Murphy with the nice move in the paint two of his game high 20. But the Irish fall to Wake71-61.
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[S-Women]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-58]
[GRAPHIC=Womens final four]


Tonight, the NCAA women's final four tips off in Philadelphia. Tennessee battles Rutgers at seven and then UConn and Penn State play at nine. Connecticut's Gino Aueremma was named the coach of the year today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]

Tennessee's Tamika Catchings is the player of the year. A UT player has won the award three straight years. The Lady Vols focus is on the team goal of beating Rutgers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="]
[SUPER=01-Pat Summitt/Tennessee Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=...expect them to do""]
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[S-NBA]


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[WRITER=sma]
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[VO-NAT WIPE TO #ENG!!!]
[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/Fox; :00]


On to the NBA. The Nets played host to the Toronto Raptors. Vince Carter showing his range and as if to say I am not just a dunk guy. He rips rope from far out.
Then, Charles Oakley plays quarterback and Carter says "what's up" with the slam. Nets still out in front 16-13 in the first.
Stephon Marlbury shows his game, snapping the nylon with the floater for his
[SUPER=32-Toronto/103/New Jersey/107;]

sixth point on the night.
Kerry Kittles is gonna hit another floater in the lane, Jersey wins 107-103.
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[S-Compton]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-63 7:51]
[GRAPHIC=Stacy Compton]


The fifth rookie to test at Martinsville is a local favorite. Stacy Compton was at the half mile speedway today.
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However some inclement weather prevented the Hurt native from getting on the track this morning. He and his car stayed inside. Through all six races, Compton has an average start of 29th and a finish of 30th. He is currently 35th in the Winston Cup points and coming back to Martinsville, one of his favorite tracks, April ninth gives him a lift.
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You can watch Compton and the wrest of the Cup field in the DirectTV 500 at the one and a half mile Texas Motor Speedway right here on your hometown station. CBS begins it's coverage Sunday at 1:30.
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Virginia Tech and Radford battled for cross town bragging rights at English Field in Blacksburg yesterday.
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The Highlanders would lead the game until the bottom of the fifth.
Rocky Mount's Chad Foutz hits a shot to left centerfield, it bounces over the fence for a ground rule double scoring a runner from second and the Hokies tied the game at 1 to 1.
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goes under the Highlander short stops glove into left field scoring a run and the Hokies led 2 to 1.
Then Tech third baseman Marc Tugwell gets all of this pitch it floats over the left centerfield wall for a two run homer to make it 4 to 1 and Tech wins it 5-4.
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Friday Football Extra has a new head coach.
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Ron Loy is the new head football coach at Parry McCluer. Loy has served as an assistant coach with the Fighting Blues for a number of years under Charlie Wheeler, who recently stepped down. Loy is also the Blues Wrestling coach.
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Speaking of wrestling, Virginia Tech head coach Keith Mourlam has been named the Eastern Wrestling League coach of the year. He guided Tech to a 10 and 7 dual meet record and a third place finish in the EWL tournament and a 19th placing in the NCAA's. He also produced two All-Americans.
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It's the last-resort means of escape from the International Space Station ... and today's testing of the X-38 is tonight's Video of the Day.
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The Air Force tested the X-38 in the skies over Arizona-- it's a prototype of a space going "lifeboat" for up to six astronauts.
When it reaches the atmosphere, it deploys a giant para-sail and glides to a safe landing.
Today's test was not perfect ... one of the landing skids on the un-manned vehicle didn't deploy, but it was not seriously damaged.
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