[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]


Layoffs coming to hundreds at Norfolk Southern.
A jury's verdict today could end up putting big tobacco out of business.
And the buzz in the Music Business takes the stage in Roanoke. Highlights of the Britney Spears, L-F-O concert coming up.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next

[NS-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-05 TC36:30]
[GRAPHIC=NS Layoffs]


More cutbacks at Norfolk Southern.
Today the railroad laid off more than 4-hundred workers, including dozens in the Roanoke locomotive shop.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Joy/Newsroom]


Joy Sutton has been working on this story -- and has details.
[Live=Joe Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Joy1]


Jean,
It was just 3 months ago that Norfolk Southern laid off 550 union workers, 67 of those worked on the Virginia Rail lines and nine in Roanoke's Railroad yard.
Those layoffs came just days after the railroad announced an early retirement program for 12 hundred Non-union employees.
Railroad officials says this most recent move is another attempt to save money.
(rollcue...save money )
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=@File; :00]
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(( The recent layoffs include 471 employees company wide, 43 of them from the Roanoke locomotive shop.
Most of the employees worked in the mechanical department.
Railroad officials say a 61-percent increase in diesel fuel costs, a considerable decrease in export coal traffic, and competition with trucks and other carriers resulted in a loss of revenue.
Susan Terpay a Norfolk Southern Spokesperson told News 7, "It's a cost reduction move that we're making to match the size of the work force with the level of business we're doing right now."))
[Live=Joy Full/Newsroom]


Terpay does not know if this is a permanent move.
The laid -off workers were given 5 days of paid leave -- and April 14th is their official last day.
Norfolk Southern has been losing money since it and C-S-X split-up Conrail back in June.
[Double Boxes=joy and Jean/Newsroom]


Jean,[Tobacco-verdict]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire]


A victory for smokers- a huge blow for the tobacco industry. This one could potentially bankrupt the tobacco industry.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL]


A Florida jury awarded 3-smokers more than 12 million dollars to compensate them for pain, suffering, medical expenses and lost wages due to smoking-
Frank Amodeo-- who hasn't eaten food in 13 years-- was one of them.
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[SOT 20:20:30]
[IN Q=]

((FRANK AMODEO/PLAINTIFF: THE CANCER KILLED MY THROAT, TISSUES IN THE BACK OF MY THROAT. IT DESTROYED ALL MOBILITY IN MY THROAT.)) [BUTT TO20:10:20] ((JUSTICE HAS BEEN DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Amode/Plaintiff;]
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[OUT Q=JUSTICE HAS BEEN DONE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Justice has been done- the words of another smoker who's suffered cancer and emphysema for two decades.
Today's figure will be multiplied to cover an estimated half a million smokers in Florida. It is the first smokers' class action suit to come to trial.
The next phase of the trial is for punitive damages- that figure could reach 300-billion dollars.
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[Elian]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Elian Gonzalez]


A child who loses his mother belongs with his father- Those the words of Attorney General Janet Reno who says Elian Gonzalez will be re-united with his father-
Reno met with Juan Gonzalez today-
Bobbi Harley has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]
[SUPER=01-Janet Reno/U. S. Attorney General;]
[SUPER=01-Alex Penelas/Miami-Dade Co. Mayor;]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=standard outcue.]

((THIS PROTEST AT TIMES MORE LIKE A PRAYER SESSION
NAT SOT night video

CALM AND CONTROLLED DESPITE WHAT NOW SEEMS TO BE ONLY DAYS AWAY THE RETURN OF THIS LITTLE BOY TO HIS FATHER AND EVENTUALLY BACK TO CUBA. ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET RENO: All you had to do was listen to him and look at him and see how much he loves this little boy. ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET RENO HEARD JUAN MIGUEL GONZALEZ'S PLEA TO BE REUNITED WITH HIS SON 6-YEAR-OLD ELIAN HAS LIVED WITH MIAMI RELATIVES SINCE NOVEMBER WHEN HE WAS PLUCKED FROM THE OCEAN AFTER A DISASTROUS ATTEMPT TO FLEE CUBA. TWENTY-FOUR HOURS AFTER HIS FATHER TRAVELED TO WASHINGTON, DC, TO PUSH ALONG THE PROCESS TO RE-CLAIM HIS SON JUAN MIGUEL FOUND SOME SATISFACTION. ASSURANCES HE WOULD SEE HIS CHILD SOON TOP OFFICIALS LEAVING NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT AND NO DOUBT SUCH AN ACTION WILL CAUSE TURMOIL IN MIAMI'S CUBAN EXILE COMMUNITY LEAVING LOCAL LEADERS CALLING FOR CALM. MAYOR ALEX PENELAS/MIAMI-DADE COUNTY: Individuals must not express those emotions with violence. They must not express them with civil disorder or in any fashion that infringes on the rights of others. AS FOR ELIAN HIS FLORIDA RELATIVES HAVE BEEN ASKED TO MEET WITH PSYCHOLOGISTS NEXT WEEK TO WORK OUT NOT IF BUT HOW THEY WILL TURN HIM OVER. Bobbi Harley: WHAT GOVT WILL DO IF DONT HAVE COOPERATION.))

[britney-Spears]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=00-11 TC07:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]


When tickets first went on Sale for the Britney Spears Concert earlier this year the Roanoke Civic Center sold out in a record 43 minutes.
Melanie Moon takes us front and center to show us what all the hysteria is about.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brad Frischetti/LFO; :33]
[SUPER=@Melanie2; :40]
[SUPER=01-Rich Cronin/LFO; :58]
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[OUT Q=Melanie moon, News7]
((----NATS OF BRITNEY----


This is what the fans came to see, the peppy former musketeer turned teen music diva... and her high energy performance didn't disappoint.
-----more nats of Britney---



Before the show a little mountain top drama for opening group LFO.
A bus break down on infamous Fancy gap nearly forced them to miss the show.
The trio arrived just 30 minutes before hitting the stage.
16:14:28 RICH CRONIN:I DIDN'T THINK WE WE'RE GOING TO GET HERE.
BRAD FISCHETTI:HE WAS VERY WORRIED THAT WE WEREN'T GOING TO GET THERE, THIS IS CRAZY, LAST SHOW, LUCKILY WE MADE IT.


---brief NATS OF LFO---


And very lucky for the fans.
LFO has risen from pop obscurity in just a matter of months.
They credit their success to hard work and never giving up on their dreams. RICH: 19:48:11-(:13) YOU HAVE GOALS AND YOU SHOOT FOR THEM AND DON'T QUIT...EVENTUALLY YOU'RE GOING TO REACH IT.
And for parents waiting patiently in the civic center basement, a little excitement of their own.
Won't their teens be jealous when they found out that meet the band.
In Roanoke, Melanie Moon News 7.))


[L'burg-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-56 TC1:58:52]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]


It's going to cost more to eat out and stay in a hotel in Lynchburg, but residents there WON'T see their property taxes increase this year.
Lynchburg officials today unveiled the city's 106- million dollar budget for the next fiscal year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


They're hiking the meals tax by a half penny and the hotel tax by a dollar..
Most of that money will go toward four percent raises for the city's school teachers.
School officials had been asking for THIRTEEN percent raises.. they hope there's room to negotiate.
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[SOT 10:24:47]
[IN Q=The budget as]

((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: THE BUDGET AS IT STANDS IS REAL TIGHT, IT'S TIGHT.. BUT AGAIN IT'S NOT SO TIGHT THAT WE CAN'T LOOK AT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Carl Hutcherson/Lynchburg Council Member]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=look at it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Public hearings on the budget begin later this month.
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[Danville-Pastor]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC24:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Danville pastor is facing sexual assault charges in North Carolina.
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[VO-NAT]


48-year old James Preston Tyndall (TIN-dall) has been the pastor of Stokesland Baptist Church in Danville for a few months.
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


But the deacon chairman says that's expected to end, now that he's charged with six offenses including three sexual charges involving a child.
Investigators say the incidents happened in Burlington North Carolina between 1994 and 1995 with a girl eight to 10 years old.
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[SOT 54:06]
[IN Q=Probably when]

((BRUCE HUTCHESON/DEACON CHAIRMAN: PROBABLY WHEN WE TALK TO HIM WE WILL PROBABLY HAVE HIS RESIGNATION. I SUSPECT HE WILL PROBABLY DO THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Bruce Hutcheson/Deacon Chairman;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=probably do that]
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[VO-NAT]


Investigators say it is not uncommon that charges are brought up years later when children are involved.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7 at Eleven, Virginia's Senate race heats up as the candidates take to the education front.
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[VO-NAT]


And hear a story of faith and forgiveness from a Wythe County couple held hostage for nearly ten hours yesterday.


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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Preview]
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[IN Q="O-K sports...]
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[OUT Q=......in sports."]

((O-K sports fans check this out, The Wallace brothers Rusty and Mike put on a show at the Martinsville Speedway, New River Valley track champion Tink Reedy is set to start the Late Model stock car season and David Duval steps up and takes the second round lead at the Masters.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Wythe-Hostage]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC12:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The two fugitives from Tennessee who led authorities on a three- day crime spree remained in the hospital today.
Dennis Lewis and Angela Tanner reportedly took large amounts of (VAL-ium) Valium during the nine hour stand-off that ended late Thursday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.]


Life is returning to normal for Toni and Rickey Sexton, the Wythe County couple held hostage in their own home.


Though they were frightened at first, they ultimately prayed with Tanner and Lewis, and encouraged them to surrender.
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[SOT 37:56 tape 2]
[IN Q=We were just trying to show them]

((TONI SEXTON: WE WERE JUST TRYING TO SHOW THEM THAT WE REALLY DIDN'T WANT THEM TO HURT THEMSELVES. AND THE LORD WOULD TAKE CARE OF THEM AND JUST TO HAVE FAITH, GIVE THEMSELVES UP AND GET THE HELP THEY NEEDED.))
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[OUT Q=get the help they needed.]
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[VO-NAT]


Before the Sextons left the home, Tanner and Lewis gave them 135 dollars and a note thanking them for their hospitality.
Toni Sexton says she hopes to use the money to help them in some way.
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[Chaplain]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC32:15]
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Lewis and Tanner threatened to kill themselves after they freed their hostages.
But a state police chaplain helped pursuade them to surrender instead.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;]


Sergeant Mike Honaker (HAWN-ick-er) talked with Tanner on the phone for an hour and a half before she surrendered.

He says the couple had taken at least 60 (VAL-ium) valium and muscle relaxers... trying to get up the nerve to end their lives.
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[SOT 2:55:50 - 2:56:00]
[IN Q=I don't believe]

((SGT. MIKE HONAKER: I DON'T BELIEVE THEY MEANT TO DO IT...UNTIL MAYBE A DIFFERENT PICTURE WAS PAINTED FOR THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Mike Honaker/State Police Chaplain;]
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[OUT Q=painted for them.]
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[VO-NAT]


Honaker says talking to the couple about their families helped convince them not to kill themselves.
But he credits sheriff's department negotiators and the Sextons themselves for the fugitives' surrender.
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[Escaped-Hostage]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-07 TC47:30]
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One hostage's daring escape helped authorities catch Lewis and Tanner.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]


Jeff Anderson says he and his girlfriend, Ellen Delp, were held for two hours inside their motel room Thursday.
He says the fugitives took showers in his room and drank all his beer.
When he saw a chance to run, he took it.
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[SOT 3:07:05 - :11]
[IN Q=I walked out]

((JEFF ANDERSON: I WALKED OUT AND ...THAT'S MY CHANCE THAT I TOOK.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Anderson/Escaped Hostage;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=I took it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Anderson phoned authorities.
Lewis and Tanner fled, taking Ellen Delp and her car with them.
She was the first hostage released from the Sexton's house Thursday night.
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[Allen]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-01 TC1:36:17]
[GRAPHIC=George Allen]


As Governor, George Allen was famous for fighting federal control... and criticizing those who just wanted to "throw money" at problems.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond]


Today, as a candidate for the U-S Senate, Allen read to Richmond schoolchildren, and then unveiled a ten-year, 345- BILLION dollar set of education proposals.
He was asked about initially turning down about eight million dollars in federal Goals 2000 money as governor.
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[SOT 12:29:52]
[IN Q=The national]

((GEORGE ALLEN/R-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: THE NATIONAL HISTORY STANDARDS THAT THEY CAME UP WITH DIDNT' MENTION THE WRIGHT BROTHERS. THEY DIDN'T HAVE THOMAS EDISON. THEY DIDN'T EVEN HAVE ALBERT EINSTEIN. BUT IN THEIR STANDARDS THEY HAD MADONNA, AND THE SIMPSONS. WE THOUGHT STUDENTS OUGHT TO BE LEARNING MORE IMPORTANT SOCIAL STUDIES THAN THAT.))
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) U.S. Senate Candidate;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=than that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Among Allen's plans: 160-thousand new teachers, a thousand dollar per child tax credit for school expenses, an early reading initiative, and a loan program for school construction.
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[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=Robb]


Yesterday, Senate incumbent Chuck Robb unveiled a five year, six BILLION dollar school building modernization plan.

He was also endorsed by the state's largest teachers' union.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Ferrum Students take their school's motto to the streets.
Details on that are still ahead.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus the race to get to the race-- We'll find out how V-Dot is trying to keep traffic flowing smoothly to Martinsville.
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[Ferrum-Students]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-60 TC1:52:10]
[GRAPHIC=Ferrum College]

Renovating a house for the poor, building a community trail and teaching middle school students were all in a day's work for Ferrum College students today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

More than a hundred Ferrum students turned out for the college's annual volunteer event called Into the Streets. These guys built a hiking trail at the Y-M-C-A.
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[SOT 13:16:26]
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((WE'RE JUST GLAD TO HELP. IF THEY EVER NEED US AGAIN, WE'RE WILLING TO HELP.))
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[OUT Q=WILLING TO HELP]
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[VO-NAT]

Others students tutored children and told them about life in college. They say volunteering sweetens their relationship with community residents.
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[SOT 14:27:06]
[IN Q=They love it]

((THEY LOVE IT. THE MOST REACTION WE GET FROM THEM IS SEEING A SMILE. THAT'S ALL WE NEED. WE DON'T NEED A PRIZE IN ANYTHING, JUST A THANK YOU. THAT'S ALL WE NEED.))
[SUPER=01-Wendy Adkins/Project Leader;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=all we need]
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[VO-NAT]

Other Ferrum students say this is their way of thanking the community for letting them live and study there.
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[Race-Traffic]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-57 TC1:43:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Whether you're heading for Martinsville- -or just caught up in the traffic on Route 220- - this weekend....
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[V/O-NAT ] you may find traffic moving a bit smoother.
Police opened both lanes to traffic in the work zone at the Franklin-Roanoke County line today.
In the process, they managed to slow things down- -as race fans were heading to Martinsville for "qualifying."
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[SOT 3:03:40]
[IN Q=Didn't know]

((DIDN'T KNOW I WAS GOING TO GET INTO IT, BUT WE'RE HEADED TO THE RACE AND WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? Is it worth making it worse today to make it better for the weekend? DEFINITELY.))
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=the weekend? Definitely.]
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[V/O-NAT SOT]


When Sayers and his "Hog" get to the next work zone- -a bridge over the Pigg River south of Rocky Mount- -he'll find THAT one remains open to just one lane of traffic.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Extra Point]
[GRAPHIC=Sports Logo]


The Wallace brothers have a great day at Martinsville and David Duval is the leader after two rounds of the Masters but first our Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=76-File; :]


Thomas Hearns will defend his International Boxing Organization cruiserweight title tomorrow night against left-hander Uriah Grant.
This could be the 41 year old Hitman's last pro fight.
And here are tonight's numbers.
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[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=Mike]
[TAPE#=sp-55]
[GRAPHIC=Martinsville]


The Wallace Brothers dominated pole day at the Martinsville Speedway yesterday afternoon. Mike Stevens and photographer Lynn Eller tell us how it was "All in the Family."
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Goody's 500 Qualifying; :]
[SUPER=01-Rusty Wallace/Goody's 500 Pole Winner; :17]
[SUPER=04-NAPA 250 Qualifying; :48]
[SUPER=01-Mike Wallace/NAPA 250 Pole Winner; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Hensley/Qualified 21st; 1:28]
[SUPER=01-David Quay/The Hot Dog King; 1:59]
[SUPER=@mike1; 2:08]
[SUPER=01-Rick Mast/Qualified 43rd; 2:20]
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[OUT Q=. . . THE TOP 25."]
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[WIPE TO MOTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
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[OUT Q=. . . . . LAST qualifier"]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


David Duval is the second round leader at the masters.
More than we Return.

[S-Tink]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-61 1:16:31]
[GRAPHIC=New River Valley Speedway]


The New River Valley Speedway opens it's 12th season tonight with the Radford-Ford 200 Late Model Stock Car race.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


Tink Reedy is the track defending champion and is expecting a huge turnout of drivers today. Lonesome Pine and Hickory, two other premiere short tracks, are no longer sanctioned by NASCAR.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=" saturday]
[SUPER=01-Tink Reedy/1999 NRV Track Champion; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=...to match]
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[VO-NAT]

One other note about tonight's race at New River Valley Speedway. Jon Wood will be at the track and will race Tonight.

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[ANCHOR=Roy]


That's it for sports have a great day everybody.


[S-Masters]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-52 (1:59:53)]
[GRAPHIC=MASTERS LOGO]


David Duvall shot his best round in a major and he's the leader after two rounds of the Masters.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Augusta, GA/CBS SPORTS; :]


Duval would birdie the final hole finishing the round with a 7 under par 65. That puts him at 138, 6 under par and one shot ahead of a group that includes Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh and Ernie Els.
Meantime, Jack Nicklaus is in contention for another Green Jacket. The Golden bear fired a 70 yesterday for a total of 144 even par for the tournament.
Nicklaus makes the cut in his first appearance since undergoing hip surgery.
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[TALENT=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Tiger Woods made the cut at 3 over but defending champ Jose Olazabal missed the cut.

[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Express/Chiefs]


The Roanoke Express is one game from elimination in the first round of the E-C-H-L playoffs.
Johnstown beat the Express last night 4 to nothing and leads the series 2 games to 1. The series returns to Roanoke tonight for game four.

[S-Avalanche]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Avalanche]


The Salem Avalanche was on the road at Winston Salem tonight. and the Avalanche wins the game 13 to 12.
Salem has one more game on the road before returning home for the season opener on Monday night.




[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-60 (1:03:32)]
[GRAPHIC=None]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kansas City, MO/FOX SPORTS; :]
A chilly day in K-C as the Royals opened their home season against the Minnesota Twins.


The Royals would break open a close game in the bottom of the 8-th. Mike Sweeney hits his second homer of the game and the third of the year as the
[SUPER=35-Kansas City/10/Minnesota/6/;]

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