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Coming up on News 7-
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The search continues in Wythe County tonight for two fugitives.
Elian Gonzalez's father prepares to arrive in the U-S tomorrow morning.
New developments surface in the Ben Lilly case.
And-- Darva Conger is officially single again.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[VO-NAT]


A manhunt for two armed fugitives wanted in a Tennessee standoff, carjacking and kidnapping continues in Wythe County tonight.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton, sitting in for Jean Jadhon.

[Tenn-Kidnap]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-02 TC1:32:12]
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The two suspects -- a man and a woman -- surfaced in Wytheville earlier today... and allegedly left behind two kidnapping victims.
Marya Jones reports.
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[IN Q=Authorities spent]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville; :00]
[SUPER=03-Earwin, TN/Last Night; :12]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Curtis Bailey/State Police; :26 QUICK!]
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(( Authorities spent the afternoon stopping cars and doing road checks, searching neighborhoods and buildings with dogs, and scanning the area by helicopter... for two fugitives that crossed state lines.
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[NATSOUND: HELICOPTER] ((NATS HELICOPTER))
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The couple's run-in with the law began Tuesday night in Erwin, Tennessee.
That's where deputies say they pulled over 27-year-old Dennis Lewis and 20-year-old Angela Tanner in a stolen truck.
A gunfight ensued. Deputies say the couple overpowered them, took their weapons and fled.
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[SOT 5:05 - :09]

((LT. CURTIS BAILEY/VA. STATE POLICE: THERE WERE NO INJURIES ... THE POLICE OFFICERS WERE NOT INJURED ... NEITHER WERE THE SUSPECTS.))
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State police say the suspects ended up in the back of 27-year-old Carol Bennett's car.
Bennett says the couple carjacked her outside her home... and kidnapped her and her baby boy.
But at the Rural Retreat rest area on I-81, Bennett persuaded the couple to let her and her son go.
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[SOT 5:26:31 - :35]

((Marya Jones/News 7: HOW DID SHE SAY THEY TREATED HER? Lt. Curtis Bailey/Va. State Police: VERY GOOD. THEY DIDN'T HARM HER IN ANY WAY.))
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State police found Bennett's abandoned car outside a Wytheville Quality Inn.
They say the two fugitives had an hour's lead on them... making the search all the more difficult.
Marya Jones, News 7.))

[Elian]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=tha]
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Elian Gonzalez's father is expected to arrive in the U-S in the morning.
That's the word tonight from the man's attorney.
Bobbi Harley has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Havana, Cuba; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gregory Craig/Juan Gonzalez's Attorney;]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; 1:12]
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((LOCATOR: HAVANA, CUBA HE LEFT CUBA WITHOUT LITTLE ELIAN GONZALEZ'S FATHER--BUT ATTORNEY GREG CRAIG SAYS HE DID ACCOMPLISH HIS MISSION.
SOT:GREGORY CRAIG/JUAN MIGUEL GONZALEZ'S ATTORNEY

JUAN MIGUEL GONZALEZ, HIS WIFE, AND THEIR SON WILL ARRIVE TOMORROW MORNING. IN WASHINGTON, DC-- WHAT HAD SEEMED AN IMPOSSIBLE FEAT EVEN AFTER VISAS WERE ISSUED THIS WEEK-- NOW APPEARS TO BE SET IN MOTION AND WITH IT - MAYBE THE FIRST STEP TOWARD SENDING THE SIX-YEAR-OLD BOY BACK TO CUBA. PROTESTERS KEEPING VIGIL IN MIAMI'S LITTLE HAVANA NEIGHBORHOOD MET THE NEWS WITH DEFIANCE
NAT SOT:ELIAN NO SE VA ELIAN NO SE VA

CHANTING THAT ELIAN WILL NOT GO.
MANY HERE HAVE VOWED TO BLOCK ANY ATTEMPT TO TAKE THE CHILD AWAY FROM HERE THE HOME OF HIS GREAT UNCLE --- WHERE HES S

TAYED SINCE BEING PULLED FROM THE SEA FOUR MONTHS AGO. U-S AUTHORITIES HAVE INDICATED ONCE ELIANS FATHER ARRIVES-- HE WOULD GET CUSTODY OF THE CHILD-- A REUNION HIS LAWYER SAYS IS LONG OVERDUE.))

[Diamond-Hill]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[TAPE#=00-06 TC37:50]
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They've fought with each other and with the city.. some have even tried to secede from the neighborhood.
Now residents of Lynchburg's Diamond Hill historic district are sitting down to try and settle their differences.

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Many residents of Diamond Hill have chafed under the restrictions that limit what a homeowner can do with their property.
Others say the historic district's rules are not enforced fairly.
Both sides came together for a professional mediation session tonight.
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[SOT 00:02:06]
[IN Q=This is a]

((PETE WARREN/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF THE CITY, THEY PAY GOOD TAXES AND IT'S A TOURISM ATTRACTION, AND IT'S GOT SOME PEOPLE THERE WHO ARE REALLY GOOD PEOPLE, ALL OF THEM. AND WE HOPE THAT THIS PROCESS WILL BRING THEM TOGETHER AND THAT THEY WILL BE ABLE TO LIVE TOGETHER AS FRIENDS AND AS NEIGHBORS.))
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[OUT Q=and as neighbors.]
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[VO-NAT]


More mediation sessions are scheduled.
The city is paying an outside firm ten thousand dollars to conduct them.
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[Take-Night]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC21:23]
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Violence against women must stop-- that was the message during a Take Back the Night March at Roanoke College tonight.
Kate Weidaw was there and has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Helen Colosimo/Organizer; :30]
[SUPER=01-Kristine Serio/Marcher; :46]
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[Lilly]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=mjo]
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Ben Lilly's second trial for the murder of a Virginia Tech student may be called off.
Sources close to the case tell News-7 that attorneys are close to finalizing a plea agreement.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/February;]


Lilly was sentenced to die for the 1995 killing of Alexander DeFilippis.
He appealed the case to the U.S. Supreme Court and eventually won a new trial.
Though Lilly would avoid a death sentence, sources tell News-7 he will be sentenced to two life terms without parole.
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[NC-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
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Four children are dead and four adults hurt after an accident this afternoon in Eastern North Carolina.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kenly, NC]


The accident happened in rural Johnson County when an S-U-V pulled into the path of a utility truck hauling a bulldozer.
The three girls and one boy were in the back seat of a Chevy Blazer-- the two adults in the front seat are hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.
The two men in the utility truck were also hurt but not as seriously.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


There have been million-man marches-- now preparations are underway for Roanoke's first-ever Million-Mom March.
Find out more when News 7 at Eleven returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And the millionaire marriage is officially over.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( HEY EVERYBODY, STEVE MASON WITH YOU ON A NIGHT OF SADNESS AND REFLECTION AS LEE PETTY PASSES, WE WILL HEAR FROM SOME WHO KNEW HIM. JUNIOR TALKS ABOUT MARTINSVILLE. WE WILL INTRODUCE YOU TO NEW BOYS BASKETBALL COACH, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL HIT THE DIAMOND AGAIN, COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS RETURNING TO THE VALLEY, AND A FORMER GLENVAR QUARTERBACK DOESN'T HAVE TO SAY WHERE'S THE BEEF ANYMORE AT VIRGINIA TECH, ALL OF THIS IN SPORTS.))


[Stewart]


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[WRITER=tha]
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Three hours of audio tape from Payne Stewart's doomed plane were released today.
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[VO-NAT]


The tapes contain the voices of the worried air traffic controllers as they tried to contact the plane, as well as their efforts to get other pilots to help out.
The Learjet crashed last October in South Dakota, killing the golfer and five others on board.
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[SOT 18:08:41]
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((I THINK WE GOT A DEAD PILOT UP HERE, HE'S THROUGH HIS ALTITUDE AND OFF COURSE NOW. SO WE DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON.))
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[VO-NAT]


Federal investigators don't yet know what caused the crash.
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[Million-Mom]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-58 TC1:46:17]
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A Roanoke woman is helping organize the first Million Mom March in Washington D-C.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Code (Cody) Sizemore is not only looking for moms, but anyone interested in pressuring Congress to enact tougher gun laws.
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[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN BOARD]
If you're interesed in attending the march on May 14 you can call Sizemore at (540) 427-4074.
Or check out their web site at w-w-w- dot- million-mom-march- dot- com.
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[Harris]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-60 TC1:48:56]
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Trial will resume in the morning for a Roanoke man charged with murdering his friend by stabbing him in the back.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Michael Harris stabbed 36- year old Paul Wright and then fled in the victim's vehicle.
Harris was staying at Wright's Roanoke apartment while separated from his wife.
[SUPER=04-November 14;]


He says he went into a rage after waking up to find Wright fondling him.
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[SOT 10:37:47]
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((MICHAEL HARRIS/MURDER DEFENDANT: I REMEMBER THE KNIFE WHICH WAS STILL CLOSE AND I GRABBED IT, PICKED IT UP AND PULLED IT OUT OF THE SHEATH AND I STABBED HIM, AT THAT POINT I STEPPED BACK AND I JUST STOOD THERE.))
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[VO-NAT]


Harris has a prior record for threatening two people with a knife.
But prosecutors were NOT allowed to present the information to the jury.
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[Mental-Health]


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Mental health advocates call their new report shocking.
The Department for the Rights of Virginians with Disabilities says the report's very misleading.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Staunton/File Tape;]


Advocates for the mentally ill hoped their controversial report would spur Governor Jim Gilmore to sign a bill making the agency independent of his administration.
They say the agency's current line of reporting to the Governor is like the fox watching the henhouse.
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[SOT 14:09:40]
[IN Q=Quite simply]

((VAL MARSH/ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL: QUITE SIMPLY, PEOPLE ARE DYING. TOO MANY PEOPLE ARE DYING. PEOPLE ARE BEING ABUSED. PEOPLE ARE BEING NEGLECTED. PEOPLE ARE HAVING THEIR RIGHTS VIOLATED ACROSS VIRGINIA.))
[sot 14:11:10]

((DEL. PHIL HAMILTON/R-NEWPORT NEWS: BACK IN 1997, I REMEMBER CANDIDATE JIM GILMORE MAKING A FIVE POINT PLAN TO IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN THE COMMONWEALTH. AND ONE OF THOSE WAS TO CREATE AN ORGANIZATION THAT WOULD HAVE GREATER INDEPENDENCE.))
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[SUPER=01-Del. Phil Hamilton/(R) Newport News; :11 ]
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[OUT Q=greater independence.]
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[VO-NAT]


A spokesman for the Governor says he's still likely to veto the bill.
He says Gilmore believes the agency is more accountable answering to an elected official than as an independent watchdog.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Still ahead on News 7 at Eleven, Roanoke's mini-Graceland gets a major overhaul.
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[VO-NAT]


And later-- we'll set out for the North Pole, in an open cockpit.
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[Lotto]
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[Conger]


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[WRITER=tha]
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A Las Vegas judge has annulled the T-V marraige of Darva Conger and Rick Rockwell.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV;]


Conger appeared at a court hearing this morning to testify that she was NOT told about Rockwell's background.
The two were married last month on the Fox T-V show "Who Wants to Marry a Multimillionaire".
Conger spoke with reporters shortly after the judge's ruling.
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((I WAS SO HAPPY, JUST RELIEF, SHEER RELIEF.))
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[OUT Q=sheer relief.]
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[VO-NAT]


Conger's attorney argued that the annulment should be granted because the marriage was a fraud.
Rockwell did NOT appear in court today.
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[Blackwater-Trail]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-59 TC1:24:33]
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For twenty years it's been a green oasis in the middle of the city.. now Lynchburg's Blackwater Creek Natural Area is growing again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Workers are putting the finishing touches on new trails that will extend the natural area into the downtown area.

They've also installed lights in a 150- year- old railroad tunnel.. the last train passed through there more than fifteen years ago.
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[SOT 19:26:20]
[IN Q=It's a really]

((ANDY REEDER/LYNCHBURG PARKS & REC DEPT.: IT'S A REALLY UNIQUE EXPERIENCE AND I THINK THE CITIZENS THAT BIKE ALONG IT, WALK ALONG IT REALLY ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF THE STREAM VALLEYS WE HAVE HERE IN LYNCHBURG AND THEN ON INTO PERCIVAL'S ISLAND.))
[SUPER=01-Andy Reeder/Lynchburg Parks & Rec Dept.;]
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[OUT Q=Percival's Island.]
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[VO-NAT]


Many of the new improvements will be dedicated on June 3rd, which is National Trails Day.
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[Graceland]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-57 TC1:41:48]
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Roanoke's tribute to Elvis Presley is getting a new look... thanks to volunteer labor and some regional cooperation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Members of the Men's Garden Club of Salem organized the renovation of Mini Graceland in southeast Roanoke.
And two other volunteers, Bob Chamberlain and Bill Dalton, have made most of the repairs.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We need to get it fixed up]

((HOWARD PACKETT: WE NEED TO GET IT FIXED UP. UNFORTUNATELY THE PEOPLE WHO BUILT IT ARE JUST NOT ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF IT, SO WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO SAVE IT IF WE CAN. WE'RE WORKING HARD AND SLOW, BUT I THINK IT WILL WORK.))
[SUPER=01-Howard Packett/Salem Men's Garden Club;]
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[OUT Q=think it will work.]
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[VO-NAT]


Don Epperly built Mini Graceland for his wife, Kim, a devoted fan of Elvis... but health problems have hampered the couple's efforts to maintain the site.
Once all of the buildings are repaired, the garden club plans to landscape and re-light the popular attraction.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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Lots of sports, but first the extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Augusta, GA; :00]

Today was not an 'official' day on the links at Augusta, the Masters starts tomorrow, but that didn't mean there wasn't any excitement at Augusta. On Par 3 tourney watch Notah Begay make the nice tee shot to the back of the green and the ball rolls right down into the cup for the hole in one.
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[S-Express]


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The Express evened the first round Kelly Cup playoffs best of five series with Johnstown 1 to 1 with 4-3 victory over the Chiefs in Pennsylvania. Roanoke went up 3-1 after two periods on goals rookies Rob Schweyer, Troy Lake, and Brent Ozarowski. Johnstown tied it up with nine minutes left in the game, but then captain Duane Harmer ripped rope to give the Express the win with 4:25 to go. Dave Gagnon had 31 saves. Game three is Friday night in Johnstown.

[S-Petty]


[ANCHOR=STEVE]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-52 15817TC]
[GRAPHIC=LEE PETTY]


Lee Petty, the King of stock car racing, passed yesterday at the age of 86 in a Greensboro hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Level Cross, NC/April; :00]

One of Lee's last public appearances took place last April when he joined the rest of the Petty clan at the homeplace in Level Cross, North Carolina to kick off the 50th anniversary celebration for Petty Enterprises. Lee founded that organization in 1949 and turned it into the winningest company in American Motorsports. As a driver, Lee Petty won three Winston Cup championships and he was the winner of the first ever Daytona 500 in 1959.
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[SUPER=01-Kyle Petty/Lee's Grandson; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ned Jarrett/Former Competitor and Friend; :10]
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[OUT Q=....after him"]
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[S-Jr]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-58]
[GRAPHIC=Martinsville]


Winston Cup drivers head to Martinsville this weekend for the Goody's Body Pain 500.
[GRAPHIC=Earnhardt jr.]


Dale Earnhardt Junior captured his first Winston Cup victory at Texas last weekend. He also won his first Busch race there, prompting the question, does he have a favorite track?
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[SOT]
[IN Q="FIRST AUDIO]

((DALE EARNHARDT JR./18TH IN CUP POINTS:))
[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt Jr./18th in Winston Cup Points; :00]
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[OUT Q=.....GOOD CAR]
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[S-NASCAR]


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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 1021] Don't forget to check out our Martinsville 30 minute race preview special on the Goody's Body Pain 500 this Saturday night at 7.
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[S-Byrd]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-55 1:53:09]
[GRAPHIC=HOMETOWN HOOPS WEEKLY]


William Byrd's new head boys basketball coach is Dave Culicerto.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


He replaces Paul Barnard and returns two starters off a team that reached the Blue Ridge District tournament championship last season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="we're]

((DAVE CULICERTO/WILLIAM BYRD BOYS BASKETBALL COACH:WE'RE JUST GONNA TAKE THE SAME PHILOSOPHIES AND TRY AND IMPROVE UPON THEM AND TAKE THE KIDS WE HAVE AND TRY AND FIND A PHILOSOPHY THAT'S BASED UPON THEIR ABILITIES.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Culicerto/Byrd Boys Basketball Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=...abilities]
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[VO-NAT]

Culicerto has been a Byrd assistant for 14 years and is ready for the challenge.

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[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-60]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


Major League Baseball had a full line up today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Arlington, TX/WGN; :00]

We go to the lone star state for the Rangers/White Sox game. Who says baseball is not physical. Chicago's Frank Thomas, trying to fight back from a down season last year, flexes his muscle with a shot to right center field that splits the two Rangers outfielders. Two runs are gonna come on down and this scoring onslaught was not over.
[SUPER=35-Chicago/12/Texas/8;] Chris Singlton goes yard as well, on this line drive smash as the White Sox down th

e Rangers in a 20 run game 12-8.
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[S-Cats]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-56 (1:57:09)]
[GRAPHIC=Hillcats Logo]


The Lynchburg Hillcats ready for their millennium Carolina League season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :]


The Hillcats are a young team and success will depend on the consistency of a strong pitching rotation and help in the bullpen.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=First audio...]
[SUPER=01-Tracy Woodson/Hillcat Manager; :]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=.....throw strikes."]
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[ANCHOR=steve]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


The Hillcats open the season away tomorrow night at Myrtle Beach.


[S-TAP]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-54 (2:00:37)]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA COLLEGE FOOTBALL]


The Roanoke Valley is bringing college football back to the area September 16th at Victory Stadium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


TAP announced today that Virginia Union University and Livingstone College will play in the first Western Virginia Education Classic.
The proceeds will go toward the drop out prevention efforts in the valley which means this is more than just a football game.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=First audio...]
[SUPER=01-Sherman Lea/Roanoke City School Board; :]
[SUPER=01-Willard Bailey/Virginia Union Head Coach; :18]
[RUNS=:32]
[OUT Q=....is education."]
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[S-Spring]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-65 1430TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL]


The Virginia Tech football team is finished up day three of spring practice yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

The Hokies established themselves as one of the nation's high profile programs with their performance last season. But that doesn't mean the coaching staff is operating any differently or changing the things that made the Hokies a hit. Walk-ons always have been a key to Tech's success, and this spring it's hard not to notice the improvement of redshirt freshman Seth Noonkester. The former quarterback at Glenvar, who also led the Highlanders to a state title in basketball with his six foot five inch frame, has bulked up to 255 pounds to play tight end for Tech.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'M PRETTY EXCITED...]

((SETH NOONKESTER: I'M PRETTY EXCITED ABOUT THE PROGRESS THAT IT HAVE MADE. I'VE GAINED A LOT OF WEIGHT AND I HAVE GOTTEN A LOT STRONGER SINCE I CAME IN. COMING FROM THE QUARTERBACK POSITION I COULDN'T DO ANYTHING BUT MAKE PROGRESS MOVING TO TIGHT END. I'M EXCITED ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENED JUST IN THIS SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME. I'M GONNA BE REALISTIC, AND WHATEVER HAPPENS, HAPPENS, BUT I'M NOT GOING TO WORRY ABOUT PLAYING TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Seth Noonkester/Va. Tech Tight End; :00]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=...ABOUT PLAY TIME."]
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[Video]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It may take a while, but a Maryland businessman is on his way to the north-pole-- in an open cockpit plane.
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[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[IN Q=Nat Biplane]
[SUPER=75-Gaithersburg, MD]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=Nat Biplane]
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[VO-NAT]


If Gus McLeod makes it, he'll be the first man to ever make the flight.
Temperatures along the route are expected to get as low as 35 below zero.
McLeod has a special suit to keep him warm and his plane has special equipment to keep the engine running in those frigid temperatures.
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[Super=X5043 (clears FX)]