[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Teresa]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=JJA]
[TAPE#]
[GRAPHIC=]


Coming up on News 7-
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Fire consumes a home in Floyd County tonight.
Hundreds take part in a march aimed at removing the Confederate Flag from the state capital in South Carolina.
And-- find out who was willing to pay hundreds for this piece of chewing gum belonging to David Letterman.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.


[Open]
[SUPER=#4064; News 7 at Eleven Headline Banner]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]
[SUPER=@Andrew1;]
[SUPER=@Roy1;]



[Fire]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-02 1:22:02]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Fire fighters are at the scene of a blaze that destroyed a home in Floyd County tonight.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;]


The fire started around nine at this house on Route 221 -- about one mile from the Roanoke County line.
When fire fighters arrived-- the home was engulfed in flames..
Neighbors say the couple that lived there got out safely.
But officials have unconfirmed reports that someone else is still inside the home.
At this time, however, they say it's too dangerous to go inside.
(------------)





[Confederate-Flag]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


More pressure is being put on state lawmakers in South Carolina to remove the Confederate flag from the top of the Statehouse.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 19"12"20]
[SUPER=03-Charleston, SC]


Today more than 600 people began what will be a five- day, 120- mile march to the state capital.
Charleston's mayor says the goal is to persuade the Legislature to "get in step with the people".
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:13:53]
[IN Q=I am]

((I AM HERE TO SEE THAT THE FLAG IS TAKEN DOWN. THE SOUTH LOST AND IT'S TIME THEY GO TO THE IDEA.))
[RUNS=10 approx.]
[OUT Q=the idea.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Those taking part plan to arrive in Columbia, Thursday-- the same day supporters of the Confederate flag are planning a rally.
(------------)






[David-Duke]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=00-05 33:07]
[GRAPHIC=David Duke]


David Duke is once again making headlines in Virginia.
Yesterday, the former Ku Klux Klan leader appeared in Chesterfield County to support the decision to recognize April as Confederate History and Heritage month.
(-----------------)

[vo-nat 00-06 TC30:44]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co./Friday]


A Reverend had asked African Americans to boycott a Towne Center and a Mall in response to the County's decision.
Duke responded by organizing a so-called "white-in" - and thanking white residents for continuing to shop at the Towne Center.
(------------)




[Cuban-Boy]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Cuban President Fidel Castro says Elian Gonzalez's father is willing to travel to the United States tomorrow morning.
But only on condition that U-S officials promise to turn over the boy to him and let them return to Cuba right away.
Lee Cowan has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL]
[SUPER=01-Manny Diaz/Lawyer for Miami Relatives]
[SUPER=01-Linda Osberg-Braun/Lawyer for Miami Relatives]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Robert Torricelli/D-New Jersey]
[SUPER=01- Rep. Jose Serrano/D-New York]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting]
[RUNS=`1:38]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]

(( As both sides in the Elian Gonzalez case brace themselves for another round of talks on Monday, the boy's Miami relatives are still not showing any signs that they'll agree in writing ... to give Elian up if they lose their next court battle.
((Sot: Manny Diaz/Lawyer for Miami Relatives)) "This is not a car that's about to be repossessed, this is a human being that has suffered severe psychological trauma."
Appearing on the Sunday morning talk shows, lawyers for the Miami family again accused Elian's father of verbal abuse. And they claimed Juan Gonzalez also lied to his son -- telling him his mother was still alive in Cuba.
((Linda Osberg-Braun/Lawyer for Miami Relatives)) "That's cruel and we understand that that's because of the forces in Cuba, coaching him and coercing him to say these horrible things to his son."
A lawyer representing Elian's dad says claims of him being an unfit parent are simply "outrageous." He adds his client would be in the
U-S tomorrow ... if Elian's Miami relatives would allow Gonzalez custody of the 6-year-old throughout the court proceedings.
Meanwhile, politicians weighed in on Vice-president Al Gore's proposal to grant Elian's Cuban family permanent residency. It's a surprise departure from the White House stance that Elian be sent back to Cuba.
((Sot: Sen. Robert Torricelli/D-New Jersey)) -9:18:11 "The Vice-President indeed has exhibited simply a sensitivity to the interests of the Cuban-American community."
((Sot: Rep. Jose Serrano/D-New York)) - 10:38:38 "The vice-president has to understand that the humane thing to do here is to send this child back and if wants to pick up the support of the Latino community ... the proper way to do it is talk about the family values of reunifying a father with a son."
President Clinton once again expressed regret that the story has become political. But in an election year where nearly everyone seems to be voicing an opinion on Elian's fate ... that seems impossible.
Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington ))[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [04/02/2000] WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Convience-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A teenager was taken to the hospital this afternoon after being shot at a Henry County convenience store.
It happened around one clock when the owner of B-G's Express on Route 58 and Carver Road was showing a 15 year old male a 9 millimeter gun.
Investigators say the owner pulled the trigger thinking the gun was NOT loaded and shot the teenager in the shoulder.
He was taken to Martinsville Memorial and later released.
The owner has been charged with reckless handling of a fire arm and shooting inside an occupied building.





[Truck-Theft]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-07 40:43]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It happend again-- a tractor trailer has been stolen from a Rockbridge County truck stop.
Both times the rigs were carrying hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of computer equipment.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Troutville]


And the drivers were eating dinner.
The first incident happened Monday, near Lexington.
The most recent theft occurred Friday in (Ray-feen) Raphine.
Both rigs were delivering merchandise from a Richmond depot owned by Menlo Logistics, a California distribution company.
The news has some truckers concerned.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:36:07]
[IN Q=It's happening in other places]

((RODNEY MILSTEAD/TRUCKER: IT'S HAPPENING IN OTHER PLACES BUT WHEN IT GET THIS CLOSE TO HOME IT'S KIND OF TOUCHY GIVE YOU A LITTLE SOMETHING MORE TO THINK ABOUT. ))
[OUT Q=think about]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:40:17]
[IN Q=This is the first time]

((BILL SHERIFF/TRUCKER: THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE HEARD ABOUT SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENING IT MAKES ME A LITTLE LEERY THAT PEOPLE CAN GET INTO A TRACTOR TRAILER AND GET AWAY WITH IT))
[SUPER=01-Rodney Milstead/Trucker]
[SUPER=01-Bill Sheriff/Trucker]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=with it]
(-----------------)
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Authorities believe the crimes are related.
Similar thefts have been reported in both California and Richmond.









[AOL]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Virginia based America Online is making history by becoming the first internet provider to make the list in the Fortune 500. It's ranked number 3-37 among companies. That's based on 1999 revenue not the AOL's stock values. The list of top rated companies will appear in the magazine's April 17-th issue.






[Shakespeare]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-03 1:23:45]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Nearly a dozen actors and actresses are hoping to romance their way into a local production of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet".
(--------)
[sot]

((IF HE BE SLAIN SAY AYE, OR IF NOT NO, BRIEF SOUNDS DETERMINE MY WILL OR WOE.))
[runs=:06]
[OUT Q= or woe.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Auditions were held this afternoon at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke-- with more than 20- parts up for grabs.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((RAFE TELSCH: WE DO....ON SUNDAYS.))
[SUPER=01-Rafe Telsch/Director;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=on Sundays.]
(------------)
[anchor=Teresa]
[ss=none]


The second play is "Merchant of Venice" which will run in August.
Auditions will also be held tomorrow.
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]

Still ahead on News 7, if you think the high price at the pump is only affecting you -- Then you'll want to hear how one gas station's business is suffering because of the high cost to fill up.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

And this old piece of chewing gum in an ash tray went for hundreds of dollars on E-Bay. Wondering why and who would buy such a thing? You might be surprised to find out when we return.
(-------------)





[Gas-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-01 1:31:07]
[GRAPHIC=Gas Prices]


High gas prices aren't just affecting motorists-- they're also hurting businesses.
Some smaller convenience store owners say it's been especially rough for them.
Joy Sutton explains.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Charlie]
[SUPER=03-Montvale;00]
[SUPER=01-Charlie Bailey/Convenience Store Owner;14]
[SUPER=@Joy1;1:45]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=n7 Montvale]

(( Charlie Bailey has been selling food and gas for seven years at his store Minit Saver in Montvale.
He says high gas prices -- are not just affecting his customers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT5:55:44]
[IN Q=I pay for it]

((CHARLIE BAILEY/CONVENIENCE STORE OWNER: I PAY MORE FOR IT JUST LIKE THEY DO AND I RAISE MINE IF THEY PRICE OF GAS GOES UP AND I REALLY DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH UNTIL I GET IT DELIVERED))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=it delivered]


And he says competing with larger gas stations hasn't made it any easier. Becasue larger stations purchase more gas-- they're able to buy it at a cheaper price.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT6:01:03]
[IN Q=It's really hard to]

((IT'S REALLY HARD TO COMPETE WITH THEM. THEY'LL DROP THEIR PRICES BEFORE I AM OUT OF GAS AND BEFORE I ORDER AGAIN. IT'S HARD FOR ME TO DROP MY PRICE DOWN BELOW WHAT I PAID FOR IT. YOU JUST CAN'T DO THAT YOU JUST HAVE TO LET IT SIT IN THE GROUND AND HOPE YOU CAN SELL IT))
[RUNS= 20]
[OUT Q=for it]


In fact, Bailey says these days gas is costing him twice as much-- and people aren't buying as much either.
And that's taking a toll on sales inside his store, as well.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:56:35]
[IN Q=If they were putting]

((CHARLIE BAILEY: IF THEY WERE TO PUT 10-DOLLARS OF GAS IN THEN THEY COME IN AND BUY OTHER ITEMS. BUT IF THEY GOT TO PUT 20 DOLLARS IN THAT'S LESS MONEY IN THEIR POCKET TO SPEND ON OTHER THINGS))
[RUNS= 18]
[OUT Q=other things]


He says his loyal customers are his saving grace-- but nevertheless business is down between 15 and 20 percent partly because of the gas price situation.
But he's still hopeful things will get better soon.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:02:48]
[IN Q=I think they'll]

((I THINK THEY'LL COME DOWN ABOUT 15 TO 20 CENTS. IT WILL NEVER GO BELOW A DOLLAR AGAIN))
[RUNS= 3]
[OUT Q=a dollar again]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:17:24]
[IN Q=And Bailey says]

((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER: AND BAILEY SAYS AS GAS PRICES CONTINUE TO DROP THAT'S NOT ONLY GOOD NEWS FOR MOTORIST BUT FOR HIS BUSINESS AS WELL))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=n7 montvale]))





[Poplar-Forest]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-06 31:53]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest retreat, one of Bedford's better- known tourist attractons, re- opened this weekend
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Crews have been putting the finishing touches on the 200- year- old home that attracts more than 20- thousand visitors every year.
Because the house is still in the process of being restored, many of those visitors are repeat customers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:58:20]
[IN Q=It's a place]

((KARIN SHERBIN/POPLAR FOREST: IT'S A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE CAN COME BACK TIME AND TIME AGAIN TO WATCH THE PROGRESS. SOME PEOPLE COMMENTED TO US THAT THEY DON'T WANT US TO EVER FINISH THE RESTORATION PROCESS BECAUSE THEY ENJOY SEEING THE CHANGES SO MUCH, AND SO THAT TO ME AND TO THE PEOPLE WHO WORK HERE IS PART OF THE CHARM OF POPLAR FOREST, IS THAT IT IS EVER- CHANGING.))
[SUPER=01-Karin Sherbin/Poplar Forest]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=is ever-changing.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Sherbin says new attractions this year include refinished floors in the main house and a hands- on history exhibit.
Poplar Forest is open daily from 10 to 4.
(------------)





[Letterman]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=David Letterman]
It's an ashtray with an old piece of chewing gum--- and it's worth 7

hundred 60 dollars.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 19:14:19]
[SUPER=03-Rockford, IL]


It now belongs to a pair of Rockford, Illinois residents and if you're wondering why it's worth so much.
Well, the gum came from the mouth of Late Show host David Letterman.
A radio host and a listener recently bought the souvenir off e-bay and are hoping the conversation piece will take them to New York.
(////sot/////)
[sot 19:15:23]

(( BRUCE BUTLER: DAVE IF YOU'RE LISTENING....CHEW YOUR GUM. ))
[SUPER=01-Bruce Butler/Radio Show Host;]
[runs=15]
[out q= chew your gum.]
(---------)

[vo-nat]
The man who sold the ashtray says Letterman was doing his comedy act in Lake Geneva in the early 80's when he pulled a piece of gum from his mouth and stuck it in the ashtray.
(--------)




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


Have you ever wanted to know the real story behind the Beatles?
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

Coming up we'll tell you about a new tell all book by the band that may give you a new look at the group. More when we return.
(------------)




[Va-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=Va. Profile 1:01:34]
[GRAPHIC=Va Profile]


You often hear of dogs in need of homes and overcrowded animal shelters.
Those problems lead a Giles County woman to do something about it -- and thanks to her efforts, dogs are being adopted at record rates.
Marya Jones has her story in this week's Virginia Profile.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NATSOUND: You're a sweetie...]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Link/Animal Lover; :12 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Danny Ratcliffe/Dog Warden; :47]
[SUPER=@Marya2; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Giles Co.]
(((/////SOT/////)
[NATSOT 4:54:14 - :19]
((NATSOT TALKING TO DOG: YOU'RE A SWEETIE. YES, YOU'RE VERY SWEET. YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GIVE KISSES, YOU'RE JUST GOING

TO SNIFF? (PAT, PAT, PAT).))
[RUNS =:05]


Barbara Link loves dogs so much, she's trying to find good homes for Giles County's stray and abandoned ones.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 4:40:06 - :10]

((BARBARA LINK: I KNOW IF I CAN MOVE A DOG INTO A REALLY GOOD HOME, I CAN HELP THE NEXT DOG.))
[RUNS =:04]


For almost a year, Link has spearheaded a volunteer effort to get dogs adopted.
[NATSOT 4:54:01 - :09]
((NATSOT: WHAT THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND IS WHEN YOU GET A DOG THAT'S NEGLECTED LIKE THIS, YOU USUALLY GET THE BEST PET YO

U CAN HAVE. THEY REALLY END UP APPRECIATING WHAT YOU DO FOR THEM.))
[RUNS =:08]


She's signed up 40 people to help the county's two overworked dog wardens care for the animals.
And she started up weekend open houses at the animal shelter, that allow people and their prospective best friends to connect.
(/////SOT/////)
[NATSOT 4:49:50]
((NATSOT: YEAH, I KNOW. YOU'RE A CUTIE. YOU'RE TAKING MY SHIRT OFF.))
[RUNS =:05]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 4:49:59 - 4:50:13]

((DANNY RATCLIFFE/DOG WARDEN: WE DON'T HAVE MUCH TIME TO SET UP APPOINTMENTS. SO THE OPEN HOURS ON THE WEEKENDS HAVE GIVEN THE DOGS A GOOD CHANCE AND THE PEOPLE AS WELL TO COME SEE THE DOGS AND WHAT THE POUND HAS TO OFFER.))
[RUNS =:13]


Before Link stepped in, every dog that came into the pound ended up being euthanized.
Today, more than 50 percent find new homes.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 4:36:08 - :26]

((TO SEE THEM GO INTO A 4' by 8' LITTLE STALL AND SIT THERE FOR A WEEK AND THEN HAVE TO BE KILLED WITH NO CHANCE AT A DECENT LIFE IS JUST TOO UPSETTING. SO, IT IS A VERY GOOD FEELING. THERE'S STILL A WHOLE LOT MORE WE HAVE TO DO. ))
[RUNS =:18]


Link's already talking to the county about building a new, larger dog pound. Down the road, she'd like to add on-site obedience classes and humane investigators.
But, in the meantime, Link says she'll keep trying to find homes for all the dogs ... and make being in the doghouse a more pleasant experience.
Marya Jones, News 7, Giles County.))


[Beatles]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The three surviving members of "The Beatles" have written a book chronicling their experiences as members of the world famous pop band.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 15:05:04]
[SUPER=04-File]


Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr spent six years writing the 360-page book.
Some of the topics covered include touring, drugs and disputes among the band members.
Yoko Ono - the widow of John Lennon, the fourth Beatle who was shot to death - will receive a quarter share of the profits, although she was NOT involved with the book.
It's expected to be released in the fall.
(------------)




[Forecasts]
[SUPER=#577]
[SUPER=X5000]
[SUPER=330-Showers Likely/Light South Winds/50-54/Windy With/Rain Likely/65-69]
[SUPER=331-Clouds/And Showers/53-57/Windy With/Rain & Storms/70-74]
[SUPER=332-Rain/Showers/50-54/Rain Likely/Wind SW 15-25/63-67]
[SUPER=333-Cloudy With/Rain Late/50-54/Rain Likely/Wind SW 15-25/63-67]
[SUPER=334-Cloudy With/Rain Late/50-54/Rain Likely/Wind SW 15-25/63-67]

[SUPER=X5001][S-NCAA]



[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-63 (10:10)]
[GRAPHIC=WOMEN'S FINAL FOUR]


The top 2 teams in women's basketball squared off tonight and when it was over Connecticut beat Tennessee 71 to 52 to win the National championship.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/ESPN; :]


Tennessee fell behind early in the first half.
U-Conn runs the floor getting it to Shea Ralph for the layup and U-Conn led the game 23 to 10.
But the Volunteers come back as Tameka Catchings hits the jumper but Tennessee trailed by 13 at the half.
U-Conn came out hot in the second half Ralph takes it to the hoop and scores to make it 34 to 19.
[SUPER=33-Connecticut/71/Tennessee/52/;]


Tennessee goes to its All American Catchings who hits the three from the corner but Connecticut wins the game 71 to 52.
(------------)







[S-Men]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-61 (1:14:38)]
[GRAPHIC=Men's Final four]


The Men's championship will be decided tomorrow night right here on Your Hometown Station.
Michigan State and Florida will battle for the title.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="In our....]
[SUPER=01-Tom Izzo/Michigan State Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Billy Donovan/Florida Head Coach; :18]

((TIM IZZO/MICHIGAN STATE HEAD COACH: IN OUR LEAGUE WE'VE PLAYED SOME TEAMS LIKE THAT NOT AS MUCH THIS YEAR THAT IOWA STATE SINCE TOM DAVIS HAS LEFTT THE PRESSING THEY DO AND THE THINGS THEY DO AND THE WAY THEY CAN SPOT UP AND HIT THREES. BILLY'S DONE A GREAT JOB WITH THAT TEAM.)) ((BILLY DONOVAN/FLORIDA HEAD COACH: WE'RE GOING AGAINST A BASKETBALL TEAM THAT HAS TREMENDOUS EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN IN THE SITUATION LAST YEAR ALTHOUGH THEY LOST LAST YEAR I THINK THEY'RE A HUNGRY BASKETBALL TEAM LIKE WE ARE.))
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=....like we are.]
(-------------------)





[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-60 (59:50)]
[GRAPHIC=NBA LOGO]


The Detroit Pistons hold on to the seventh playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with a 113 to 92 win over New Jersey.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/NBC SPORTS; :]


The Nets fell behind by double figures in the second quarter.
Danville's Johnny Neuman pulls up and hits the three giving the Nets a one point lead.
But Jerry Stackhouse gets it out on the break and scores the jam for two of his game high 34.
[SUPER=32-Detroit/113/New Jersey/92/;]


Grant Hill turns this offensive rebound into a fast break for two of his 32 and the Pistons win it 113 to 92.
(------------)




[S-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-62 (26:28)]
[GRAPHIC=None]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/FOX SPORTS; :]


In Hockey, The Carolina Hurricanes are back in playoff position.
Bates Battaglia scored the only goal of the game in the first period as the Canes beat the Flyers 1 to nothing. And here are tonight's scores.
(------------)

[WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5027;]
[SUPER=0098-/Tennessee/52/j/Connecticut/71//Women/;]
[SUPER=X5028;]
[SUPER=0096-j/Detroit/113//New Jersey/92///j/Phoenix/87//Minnesota/86///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0096-j/Indiana/104//Toronto/83////Philadelphia/95/j/Sacramento/117///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0096-/San Antonio/84/j/Miami/88////New York/82/j/L.A. Lakers/106///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0096-j/Chicago/83//Cleveland/74////Dallas/80//Vancouver/61/4//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0096-/Seattle/61//Portland/67/4///Milwaukee/90//Golden St./82/4//;]
[SUPER=X5031;]
[SUPER=0103-/Philadelphia/0/j/Carolina/1////Ottawa/1/j/St. Louis/4///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0103-/Dallas/2/j/Colorado/3///j/Vancouver/3//Chicago/2///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0103-/N.Y. Islanders/4/j/Atlanta/5///j/New Jersey/4//Tampa Bay/1///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0103-/Montreal/5/j/Detroit/6//Overtime/;]
[RUNS=:50]
[OUT Q=...last score."]
(---------------)






[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-58 (1:40:18)]
[GRAPHIC=Texas Logo]


Dale Earnhardt Junior survived a dozen cautions to take the checkered flag in the DirectTV 500.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fort Worth, TX/CBS SPORTS; :]


Rusty Wallace, last weeks winner, takes the lead from Mike Skinner on lap 24. It was his first ever lead at Texas.
Then Stacy Compton gets involved in a crash hitting the wall in turn two after blowina a tire it happened on lap 87.
But Dale Earnhardt Junior was having a smooth run and he was leading the race after 133 laps Bobby Labonte was second.
Dale Jarrett was having a good run here he passes Mark Martin to take over the sixth position on the track.
Then later in the race Jarrett's teammate Ricky Rudd would lead the race on the restart after a caution.
And Jeff Burton would work his way from the back of the field to take the lead after 200 laps of the race.
But Dale Earnhardt Junior took the lead on lap 282 and he holds off the field winning the DirectTV 500 for his first win on the Winston Cup Circuit.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=First audio]
[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt, Jr./DirectTV 500 Winner; :]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=....Pretty Happy."]
[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Jeff Burton was second, Bobby Labonte third, Rusty Wallace fourth and Kevin Lepage fifth.






[S-Closed]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-55 (1:49:33)]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL]

All Virginia Tech workouts prior to the Spring game at the end of the month are closed to the public. Mike Stevens has more from Blacksburg.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :21]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
(-----------------)





[S-Bikes]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-65 tc 11:27]
[GRAPHIC=sports generic]


Mountain bikers have a new trail to ride in Lynchburg.
Denise Allen has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Dunn/Central Virginia Mtn. Bike Assoc.; :27]
[SUPER=01-Chris Brock/Central Virginia Mtn. Bike Assoc.; :53]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=news 7 sports]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((sound of chain saw))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]


Mountain bikers from Appomattox, Natural Bridge and Lynchburg have been clearing trails in Peaksview Park since October.
Trails are marked in the fall when the leaves are off the trees. With the red flags to guide them, these volunteers are clearing the path for the enjoyment and exercise of cyclists and hikers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:12:25]
[IN Q=we use]

((BOB DUNN/CENTRAL VA MOUNTAIN BIKE ASSOC.: WE USE TRAILS TO RIDE AND HIKE AND HAVE OUR RECREATION. THEY DON'T JUST APPEAR OVER NIGHT SOMEBODY HAS TO TAKE CARE OF THEM. SOMEBODY HAS TO MAINTAIN THEM. IT'S KIND OF A PAY BACK FOR BEING ABLE TO GO OUT AND ENJOY YOURSELF.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=ENJOY YOURSELF]


The Central Virginia Mountain Bike Association has 162 acres to work with and so far four miles of trail has been developed.
This is a work in progress. There are some advanced and beginner sections but at this time most of the course is geared to intermediate riders.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:14:40]
[IN Q=it's pretty ]

((CHRIS BROCK/CENTRAL VA MT BIKE ASSOCIATION: IT'S PRETTY CHALLENGING, THEY'LL BE SOME AREAS WHERE THEY HAVE TO GO OVER LOGS, A FEW CREEK CROSSINGS THEY CAN ENJOY RIDING THROUGH.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=RIDING THROUGH]


Chris says he and the other volunteers will continue to work on the trails through this month.
They're out at Peaksview Park every Saturday morning at eight.
Denise Allen News 7.))




[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Express]


Hampton Roads beat Richmond today giving the Roanoke Express the Northeast division championship for the third straight year.
Roanoke will be the second seed in the Northern Conference and open the best of five series Tuesday night at the Roundhouse against Johnstown.


[Close-ID]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=]

[SUPER=x4031; Fax/Copyright/WEEKENDS] [SUPER=x4030; e-mail/Copyright/WEEKENDS]