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Coming up on News 7-
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A 16- year old Amherst County boy is in custody charged with murder.
Dozens gather in Radford to weigh in on plans for a youth center in Tara Munsey's memory.
And, a Roanoke County restaurant where customers became sick remains closed for another day.
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[ANCHOR=teresa]

News 7 is next.
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((THEY WAS PARKED DOWN THERE AND THEY JUST STARTED SHOOTING AND WE WAS STANDING RIGHT HERE IN THE DRIVE WAY))
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[VO-NAT]


A shooting in Amherst County early this morning leaves one man dead.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.


[Shooting]


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Investigators have charged a 16- year old boy in connection with the shooting.
The incident happened in Madison Heights, around two A- M.
Joy Sutton has more.
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Clifton Burford says several shots were fired -- one bullet hitting his close friend 24 year-old James Wesley Franklin, Junior in the chest -- and others striking a gutter and the roof at Burford's home on 7th Street in Madison Heights.
Burford says it sounded like more than one gun.
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((CLIFTON BURFORD: THE FIRST WAS A LOUD ONE LIKE BOW, THE 2ND ONE WAS LIKE POP,POP,POP. THEN IT WAS ANOTHER ONE))
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Burford says there were around 15 people at the bottom of the driveway -- just how many of them were shooting he doesn't know.
But the Amherst County Sheriff's Office has only charged a 16 year old boy with the murder and use of a firearm.
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((LT. DUVAL DOSS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE: AT THIS TIME WE HAVE NO OTHER INDICATION THAT THERE WERE OTHER SUSPECTS TO BE CHARGED IN THIS SHOOTING))
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((JOY SUTTON/REPORTING: AUTHORITIES BELIEVE THE SHOOTING STEMMED FROM A FIGHT THAT HAPPENED EARLIER AT THIS HOUSE ON ODINS BOW. WE TALKED TO A TEENAGER AT THE HOUSE WHO SAYS HE WAS HAVING A SMALL GATHERING. WHEN A GROUP OF PEOPLE HE DIDN'T KNOW CAME INSIDE THE HOUSE AND STARTED FIGHTING , THAT'S WHEN EVERYONE LEFT))
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Burford says he and his friends were not involved in that fight -- but they did have an on-going beef with some of the other boys at the house.
Burford's mother believes its a racial issue because the shooter was white and the victim was black.
Burford says his friend did not deserve to die like this.
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((CLIFTON BURFORD: HE WAS A COOL GUY. HE DIDN'T BOTHER NOBODY. HE JUST LIKED TO HAVE FUN))
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Burford says Franklin was simply at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Amherst Co.))

















[Munsey-Center]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Plans to build a youth center in memory of Tara Rose Munsey took a step forward today.
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This morning, about 50- parents and dozens of teenagers came together at the Radford Rec Center.
The meeting was held to examine the issues facing teens and interest in creating a youth center.
The Radford Office on Youth and Munsey family hope to establish a place for young people in Tara Rose's memory.
The Radford High school student was shot and killed, earlier this year.
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The Munsey family is currently gathering donations to help establish the center.







[NY-Shooting]


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New York City's police department is coming under fire AGAIN for killing two unarmed civilians.
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Last night, two undercover narcotics officers opened fire when they were threatened by a group of five men holding what looked like handguns. The guns turned out to be fakes, wrapped in electrical tape to make them look real. It was just last month an officer shot and killed an unarmed black man.
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[Apartment-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Three people were killed today when a 12 story apartment building caught fire.
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[VO-NAT 16:39:30]
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It happened in Detroit, Michigan just before noon. Officials say the fire started on the 8-th floor and quickly spread to the 12-th. Heavy smoke and flames could be seen coming from the windows. Six others were injured. So far, fire officials are unsure what caused the blaze.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [04/01/2000] WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Steak-Ale]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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The Steak and Ale Restaurant in Roanoke County remained closed today.
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Health Department officials are trying to figure out what made more than 50 people sick.
Last week, customers who ate at the Steak and Ale on Electric Road reported symptoms that resemble the Norwalk virus.
Today restaurant employees were being trained on food safety.
Results from lab tests are due back next Wednesday.
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[Microsoft]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=tha]
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Talks between the federal government and Microsoft have broken down.
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A judge trying to mediate a settlement in the antitrust lawsuit against the software giant says he's ending his effort.
Judge Richard (PAHZ'-nur) Posner says it's become apparent that the disagreements between the concerned parties are too deep-seated to be bridged.
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates says he's disappointed.
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((BILL GATES/MICROSOFT CHAIRMAN: IT'S A LOST OPPORTUNITY TO RESOLVE THE CASE IN A WAY THAT WOULD BENEFIT CONSUMERS AND THE ECONOMY. A FAIR AND REASONABLE SETTLEMENT WOULD BE BETTER THAN WASTING YEARS AND RESOURCES IN MORE LITIGATION.))
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At issue is a lawsuit filed by the federal government and 19 states alleging that Microsoft repeatedly engaged in illegal anti-competitive behavior by using monopoly power.
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[Tobacco-Protection]


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A Virginia law that drew fire from health advocates is now making headlines in North Carolina.
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This month-- Virginia's General Assembly approved a law that shields tobacco companies operating in the state from having to post a multi-BILLION dollar bond in a Florida smoking lawsuit.
Now North Carolina's Governor has called a special emergency session of the state's legislature to enact the same law.
Virginia lawmakers believed the bond could cost tobacco jobs, especially at the world's largest Marlboro plant, south of Richmond.
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[Robb-Wage]


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U-S Senator Chuck Robb wants to give minimum wage workers another pay raise.
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The Democrat is sponsoring an amendment for a one dollar increase in the minimum wage, phased in over two years.


That would bring the minimum wage to six dollars-15-cents an hour.
Republican George Allen favors the increase too.
But his spokesman says he'd want to help employers offset it by cutting business taxes.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The deadline is here. Still ahead on News 7... find out why the government says it's important you don't leave your census form blank.
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Plus volcanic eruptions may be a spectacular sight but this one is posing potential problems for residents. We'll have the story when we return.
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[Volcano]


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The eruption of Mount (ooh-SUE) Usu in Japan was a spectacular sight last night but today it's become a problem for residents.
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A towering cloud of smoke and ash was sent hundreds of feet into the air this morning after it's second eruption in 22 years. The streets of the nearby town were empty as more than 11-thousand people evacuated their homes. Officials are now concerned about possible landslides or mudslides caused by melting runoff.
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[Census-Forms]


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Today was the deadline for mailing your census form.
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Officials are urging people to fill it out because it not only counts the number of people in the U-S, but also helps decide where schools, businesses, and hospitals are placed.
It also helps decide where funds go for day care and homeless shelters.
Today President Clinton assured residents the forms are confidential during his weekly radio address.
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((PRESIDENT CLINTON: THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE IS STRICTLY ABSOLUTELY CONFIDENTIAL INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO ANYONE OUTSIDE THE CENSUS BUREAU FOR ANY REASON.))
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Even if you didn't mail in your form... the government will still except it after today.
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[Va-Tech]


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They may be rival universities but they're joining efforts for a good cause.
Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia are teaming up in a bid to operate a regional center for cultural studies.
It would be one of ten centers that focuses on preserving and promoting the history of their regions.
The two schools and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities will compete together for a federal grant.
The center would be based in Charlottesville.


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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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If you're a fan of antiques and looking for a good place to get away...Coming up, we'll take you to a local place that caters to both.
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And-- it's not the desert rather a California zoo that's now home to this three day old camel. The story, when we return.
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[lotto]

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Folks who enjoy antiques and also like to travel may want to consider a trip to Rockbridge County.
In this week's "Time Off"... Kimberly McBroom takes us to a cottage in Natural Bridge that combines both.
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(( Just taking a look around this two- bedroom cottage, you can tell that its owner has traveled far to acquire its exotic and historic furnishings.
Peg Braford traveled to Hong Kong several times over the years, and brought home a variety of vases and other trinkets..
The cozy cottage was originally built for Braford's parents.
After they passed away, she decided to rent it out to those passing through the area.
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((PEG BRAFORD/BRAFORD COTTAGE: I HAVE SOME TEXANS RIGHT NOW THAT COME EVERY YEAR, A COUPLE OF TIMES FOR W AND L, THE PARENTS. AND I'VE HAD PEOPLE-- A LOT OF THE GUESTS ARE RELATED TO ONE OF THE COLLEGES IN LEXINGTON, SO THEY'RE FROM ALL OVER.))
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The cottage appeals to couples seeking a romantic getaway, as well as those who want to bring family members along...
It can accommodate up to five people.
Guests can prepare their own meals in this fully- equipped kitchen...stocked with coffee, fruit, and pastries.
After a meal, this deck is the perfect place to relax and take in the view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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((Kimberly McBroom/News 7: This is probably your favorite part of the cottage. PEG BRAFORD/BRAFORD COTTAGE: WELL, THIS IS MY FAVORITE PART OF IT. WE BUILT IT, SO AS YOU SEE, THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN VIEW IN THE SPRING AND FALL IS GORGEOUS AND EVEN PRETTY IN THE WINTER TIME. AND YOU SAID THERE'S A FARM NEARBY AND SOMETIMES THE COWS COME... YES, IN FACT, THAT'S MY BROTHER-IN-LAW'S FARMHOUSE DOWN AT THE FOOT OF THE HILL. THE COWS, WHICH WE SEE OVER ON THE FAR END OF THE MOUNTAIN WALK CLEAR AROUND THIS MOUNTAIN AND COME HERE TO GREET THE GUESTS.))
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What makes this getaway retreat so unique is that you can also browse Braford's antiques shop, located just a few yards away.
Open since 19-62, the shop offers 18th and 19th century furniture, paintings, bronzes and other decorating accessories.
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((PEG BRAFORD/BRAFORD COTTAGE: A LOT OF THE PAINTINGS ARE ANTIQUES. THIS ONE HAPPENS NOT TO BE, BUT THIS IS ONE I LIKE. I CALL IT "HEAVENLY MUSIC". Kimberly McBroom/News 7: Now, who are they supposed to be? BRAFORD: WELL, I THINK THEY'RE PRIESTS WHO HAVE A LITTLE ORCHESTRA.))
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Braford says it's okay to touch the items...just touch carefully.
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((PEG BRAFORD/BRAFORD COTTAGE: THIS IS AN AMERICAN SLANT-TOPPED DESK. 1790 TO 1815 AND IT'S SOLID WALNUT AND ONE OF MY FAVORITE PIECES.))
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There are antiques OUTSIDE, too...
These sculptures depict everything from this lion guarding the cottage, to this horse overlooking the pasture, to a mermaid greeting visitors.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Natural Bridge.))
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[ANCHOR=TERESA]

[TAKE HOMEPAGE ADDRESS FS]
For directions to Braford Cottage, simply go to our website at W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM.
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[Camel]


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People of all ages came out today to see the newest addition to a Southern California zoo.
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"Lulu" the camel gave birth three days ago.
The baby doesn't seem to mind folks watching ... like most newborns, he just wants to eat and take a nap.
This little one doesn't have a name yet .. for now he's being called "three day old camel".
And talk about a big baby .. this one weighs in at 95-pounds right now, and will be nearly a ton when it's full grown.
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[Weather-Almanac]


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April came in like a lamb today, Now let's see how the rest of the month should shape up. Here's Patrick Evans with the April Almanac.
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[WRITER=rst]
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For the third night in a row, The Roanoke Express has failed to alinch the Northern Conference title.
Tonight, Johnstown beat the Express 2 to 1 for Roanoke's third straight loss. The Express finishes the regular season 44-20 and 6. The Express may face the Chiefs when the playoffs open next week.



[S-Michigan]


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Michigan State is headed to the N-C-Double-A championship. Morris Peterson scored 20 points as the Spartans beat Wisconsin 53 to 41.
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[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/CBS SPORTS; :]


Judd Heathcoat, who led the Spartans to the 1979 national title, watches the action from the stands.
A slow first half Wisconsin's Roy Boone pulls up and hits the three pointer but the Badgers trailed by 2 at the half.
Peterson would come out hot to open the second half this jumper and the Spartans led 32 to 19.
Wisconsin would answer the score moments later this three pointer made it a 10 point Spartan lead.
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But Morris was too tough he hits the Spartans first three of the game and Michigan State goes on to win it 53 to 41.
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((MATEEN CLEAVES/SCORED 11 POINTS: IT FEELS GOOD. THAT'S JUST LIKE ONE SHINING MOMENT. WE GOT ONE MORE SHINNING MOMENT. YOU GET TO WE GOT TO GIVE A LOT OF CREDIT TO PETE TODAY. WE JUST CAME OUT AND WE JUST WANTED TO COVER OUR GUYS AND WHEN HE'S HITTING SHOTS LIKE THAT JUST GIVE HIM THE BALL AND GET OUT OF HIS WAY.))
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The Spartans will face Florida in the championship game on Monday night. The Gators beat North Carolina 71 to 59.
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[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/CBS SPORTS; :]


Billy Donovan sending a play into his Florida Gators.
Freshman Donnell Harvey pulls up and hits this jumper and the Gators led Carolina 28 to 22.
But Ed Cota brings the Tar Heels back he drives to tthe hoop for the score and Carolina trailed by 3 at the half.


The Tar Heels opened the second half with a run Joseph Forte hits the three pointer to make it 48 to 42 Carolina.
[SUPER=33-Florida/71/North Carolina/59/;]


Florida tied the score at 50 with 11 minutes left and the Gators go on to win the game 71 to 59.
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The Women's championship will be decided tomorrow night when the top two teams Connecticut and Tennessee hook up in Philadelphia.
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((PAT SUMMITT/TENNESSEE HEAD COACH: I THINK ITS GREAT THAT ITS 1 VERSUS 2 NOW YOU GET TO SEE SOME OF THE GREATEST PLAYERS IN THE GAME GO PLAY AT THIS LEVEL WITH THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ON THE LINE.)) ((GENO AURIEMMA/CONNECTICUT HEAD COACH: I THINK EVERY KID EVERY EVERY COACHES DREAM IS TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE PLAYING THE LAST GAME OF THE YEAR. YOU DON'T WANT TO BE AT HOME WATCHING SOMEBODY ELSE PLAY. THAT'S THE HARDEST THING WHEN YOU'RE A PLAYER. SO WE'RE PLAYING THE LAST DAY AGAIN THE BEST TEM BESIDES OURSELF AND YOU CAN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THAT.))
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[S-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/ABC SPORTS; :]


In Hockey, The flyers are within 2 points of New Jersey for the Atlantic Division lead.
John LeClair and Keith Primeau each scored a goal and set up another as Philadelphia edged Pittsburgh 3 to 2. And here are tonights scores.
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[S-Spring]


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The Virginia Tech football team held the first of its 15 spring practices today. Mike Stevens and photographer Greg Moore give us look at what transpired.
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-UVA]


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[WRITER=rst]
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[GRAPHIC=UVA Logo]


U-V-A held its first spring scrimmage today. Tailback Tyree Foreman scored three touchdowns on short runs to highlight the scrimmage.
Linebacker Byron Thweatt led tthe defense with nine tackles, including 8 solo stops.


[S-Steam]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-49 (2:05:04)]
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The Roanoke Steam will open its Arena football season next Friday night at Tallahassee.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


Today the Steam played its only preseason game of the season against the Greensboro Prowlers.
It was a controlled scrimmage and when it was over the Steam had scored a 35 to 15 win.
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((PETE SHAW/STEAM HEAD COACH: THIS IS A FOOTBALL TEAM TO BE REKONED WITH WE PLAY AN EXCITING BRAND OF FOOTBALL ITS ONE THAT WE REALLY WANT TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO COME TO SEE BECAUSE SEEING IS BELIEVING. WE'LL LEEP TRYING TO PUT ON THE SHOW WE PUT ON TODAY. WE PUT ON A GOOD SHOW AGAINST GREENSBORO AND THE TEAMS IS JUST GOING TO KEEP IMPROVING.))
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[OUT Q=.....to keep improving."]
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The Steam will play two other games on the road before returning to Roanoke for the season opener May sixth against Tulsa.



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The final 18 spots for tomorrow's Direct T-V 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway were decided today in second round qualifying.
Johnny Benson turned in a speed of 188 point 904 miles per hour for the 26-th starting position.
And here's a look at the other qualifiers today. [MOTION]
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[SUPER=0107-26. Johnny Benson/188.904/27. Kenny Irwin//28. Dick Trickle//29. Darrell Waltrip//30. Gary Bradberry//;]
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[SUPER=0107-31. Jeremy Mayfield//32. Kenny Wallace//33. Adam Petty//34. Rick Mast//35. Elliott Sadler//;]
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[SUPER=0107-36. Ken Schrader//37. Jeff Burton//38. Tony Stewart//39. Sterling Marlin//40. John Andretti//;]
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[SUPER=0107-41. Jimmy Spencer//42. Bobby Hamilton//43. Robert Pressley//;]
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[OUT Q=.....LAST DRIVER."]
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Mark Martin was strong down the stretch and he picked up his fourth win in five Busch starts today winning the Albertsons 300 at the Texas Motor Speedway.
Martin's win was the 44-th in the Busch Series and his third at Texas Motor Speedway.
The race was delayed 4 hours due to rain.


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