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Next on News 7-
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An accident in the Mount Pleasant area- a car goes over an embankment.
New information on where a new high voltage power line may go?
90 pit bulls are found. Authorities say they're trained to fight.
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[Talent=Jean]


And South Carolina Senate votes to take down the confederate flag.
News 7 is next.

[County-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=dse]
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An accident in the Mount Pleasant area of Roanoke County tonight- a car went over an embankment trapping several people inside.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Rescue crews are still at the scene.
It happened on Pitzer Road about two hours ago- firefighters say a station wagon went over the embankment and is pinned against a tree.
At least five people were in the car- Some were able to get out on their own, but crews used the jaws of life working to free others who were trapped inside.
Several victims were taken to Roanoke hospitals.
Their conditions and identities have not been released.
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[Power-line]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-09 TC1:23:21]
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The staff of the State Corporation Commission has sided with American Electric Power in its bid to build the line through Western Virginia.
The S-C-C staff members considered other options, but they say none offered an acceptable long-term solution to the increasing risk of power outtages.
Joe Dashiell has more on today's findings.
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((Currently there are two possible routes under consideration. Both originate in West Virginia and enter the state near Tazewell.
One route runs approximately 100 miles from the state line to the Cloverdale substation east of Roanoke. The other route is roughly 58 miles long and ends near the Jacksons Ferry substation south of Pulaski.
Though the SCC staff found that either route would satisfy the need to improve service reliability in western Virginia, the Jackson's Ferry route would cost 42 million dollars less than the Cloverdale route, is 43 miles shorter and would reduce the environmental impact.
While the SCC staff filing is a victory for A-E-P it is not the final word on this controversy. Supporters and Opponents are expected in Richmond on May first, for a hearing that could bring another two weeks of testimony.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Pit-Bulls]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-58 TC1:56:58]
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The man who owns 71 pit bulls in Franklin County calls them man's best friend. But sheriff's deputies found a total of 90 pit bulls in the woods today, and they say the dogs have been trained to fight. The animals are still there, near the Henry County line. Tina Tenret gives us a good look at them.
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[SUPER=01-Tom Garner/Pit Bull Owner;]
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(( Some of the pit bulls are puppies. All 90 are caged or chained to trees. Sheriff's deputies found literature on dogfighting -- plus treadmills for training and vet bills for wounded dogs. Kyle Pearce admits he owns 19 of the dogs and ran the fights:
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((I'M PROBABLY GOING TO PLEAD GUILTY TO IT BECAUSE LIKE I SAY, I DON'T THINK IT'S THE WORST THING IN THE WORLD. I'M NOT LIKE SOME TWISTED CAT THAT GETS HIS JOLLIES ON ANIMALS GETTING TORTURED OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.)) [RUNS:13]
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The man who owns 71 of the pit bulls says he's breeding them to make them less vicious.
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((ARE THESE DOGS TRAINED TO FIGHT? ABSOLUTELY NOT. THESE ARE WONDERFUL COMPANION ANIMALS. IF YOU'VE EVER HAD A PIT BULL AS A FRIEND YOU'LL KNOW IT WAS THE BEST FRIEND YOU COULD EVER HAVE.)) [RUNS:09]
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Sheriff's deputies have issued a court summons for Garner for not putting tags on the dogs. They say they don't know yet what they'll do with all these pit bulls. Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County))
[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [04/12/2000] WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Salem-Candidates]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC13:22]
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Candidates for Salem City Council voiced their opinions on issues important to residents tonight.
Kate Weidaw was there.
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[SUPER=01-Alex Brown/(I) Salem City Council Candidate; :16]
[SUPER=01-Allen Walker/(I) Salem City Council Candidate; :23]
[SUPER=01-John Kelly/(I) Salem City Council Candidate; :31]
[SUPER=01-Howard Packett/(I) Salem City Council Candidate; :45]
[SUPER=01-Ben Lockhart/(R) Salem City Council Candidate; :50]
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((Seven men and one woman are on the ballot for the three open seats on Salem city council. Howard Packett and Alex Brown are the only two incumbents running. One of the issues on voters minds is, is the football stadium utilized enough?

[SOT 10:50:48]
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((ALEX BROWN: IT'S AN EXPENSIVE PROPOSITION TO REPLACE THE FIELD, I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH PLAYING OTHER SPORTS IN THERE.))
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Widening interstate 81 was also an issue.

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((ALLEN WALKER: THE INTERSTATE IS DEFIANTLY A PROBLEM AND WIDENING IS NECESSARY EVEN IF THEY TAKE MY PROPERTY AT LEAST THEY PAY FOR IT.))
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((JOHN KELLY: I BELIEVE SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE TO INTERSTATE 81 IT HAS TO BE WIDENED HOPEFULLY THEY WON'T SPEND 25 YEARS DECIDING HOW TO DO IT.))
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Some voters wanted to know why the Salem Civic Center is loosing money and if something be done about it.

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((HOWARD PACKETT: THAT CIVIC CENTER IS A CATALYST FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY THAT'S WHERE THINGS HAPPEN.))
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((BEN LOCKHART: THERE ARE SOME OPPORTUNITIES THERE, THERE ARE SOME TIMES THE CIVIC CENTER IS NOT UTILIZED IT COULD CREATE SOME CONTRACTS TO BUSINESSES SO WE COULD RENT ROOMS.))
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One of the main issues surrounded developing a pool or a golf course. George Givens said he thought the pool would be utilized more then the golf course while Gerald Pace believes the YMCA already has a suitable pool and the golf course could make a profit.
Stella Reinhart says she believes council should spend more time listening to the concerns of residents.
And with the election less than a month, voters have a lot of issues to consider. Kate Weidaw News 7 Salem.))





[DEQ-Rivers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
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State and federal agencies are forming a new task force to look into pollution of the Roanoke and Dan Rivers.
D-E-Q, the Department of Health, the E-P-A and the Centers for Disease Control will all be part of the task force.

The task force will look into the effect of brominated diphenyl ethers-- or B-D-E's-- chemicals used in flame retardents.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Long stretches of the Staunton river have been under a state health advisory because of P-C-B contamination.
D-E-Q is continuing to look into that problem.
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[Cuba-Boy]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=nkr]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Elian Gonzalez]


There's no compromise on what to do with Elian Gonzalez.
That after a meeting between his Miami family and Janet Reno.
They met tonight in the presence of a nun.
Bobbi Harley tells us what happens next.
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[SUPER=01-Sister Jeanne O'Laughlin/Barry Univ. President;]
[SUPER=01-Greg Craig/Father's Attorney;]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting;]
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((JUST HOW THE ELIAN GONZALEZ SAGA MIGHT END--- COULD BE DECIDED IN THIS

MIAMI BEACH HOUSE. ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET RENO PERSONALLY LEADING MORE THAN TWO HOURS OF NEGOTIATIONS HERE, BUT LEAVING BEFORE A DEAL WAS MADE. SISTER JEANNE OLAUGHLIN/ No agreement was made FOR ELIANS FATHER WAITING FOR A REUNION IN BETHESDA, MARYLAND AN END TO THE NEARLY FIVE MONTH SEPARATION FROM HIS CHILD COULDN'T COME SOON ENOUGH. GREG CRAIG/JUAN MIGUEL GONZALEZ'S ATTORNEY : Its time for the Justice Department to order Lazaro Gonzalez to follow the law and do the right thing. This son needs his father IN WHAT COULD BE SEEN AS A COOPERATIVE MOVE -- LAZARO GONZALEZ-- ELIANS GREAT UNCLE-- TOOK THE SIX-YEAR-OLD OUT OF THIS POLITICALLY CHARGED LITTLE HAVANA NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE PROTESTERS -- PRAYING ELIAN WILL NOT GO BACK TO CUBA-- CAMP 24-HOURS A DAY OUTSIDE HIS HOUSE. THE BOY AND HIS COUSIN MARISLYESIS --WILL SPEND THE NIGHT AT SISTER
JEANNE OLAUGHLIN HOME--- THE NUN WHO HOSTED THE BOYS GRANDMOTHERS IN JANUARY AND WHO HELPED MEDIATE THE ATTORNEY GENERA

LS PLEA TONIGHT. SISTER JEANNE SOMETHING SHE (RENO) WAS RESPECTFUL OF THEIR PAIN THAT MAY HIT SOON AND HARD WITH THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT STILL DETERMINED TO REUNITE ELIAN WITH HIS FATHER BY THE END OF THE WEEK-- WITH OR WITHOUT THE COOPERATION OF HIS MIAMI RELATIVES.)) [Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


South Carolina is a step closer to lowering the Confederate flag.
That's just one story still ahead on NEws 7 at Eleven.
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[VO-NAT]


And last year they rocked the streets of Seattle-- now thousands of world-bank protestors are taking to the streets of the nation's capitol.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((HEY EVERYBODY, STEVE MASON IN THE BIG 7 HOUSE TONIGHT WITH THE LATEST FROM FRANK BEAMER AND THE HOKIES, PLUS TAMPA BAY FINALLY GETS THE KEY TO FOOTBALL SUCCESS, THE AVS SNOW OUT THE CATS AT SALEM MEMORIAL, VIDEO OF BOBBY KNIGHT CHOKING A PLAYER? TWO TALENTED LADIES FROM CAVE SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE, JOIN ME , I PROMISE YOU WILL FEEL THE WRATH IN SPORTS.))
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[Culture-Summit]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=500-4 TC46:17]
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The Confederate flag is one step closer to being removed from atop the South Carolina capitol.
The state Senate voted 36-to-7 to remove the banner.
The bill has the support of Governor Jim Hodges.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Charleston's mayor Joseph Riley made an appearance at today's Cultural Summit at Hollins University.
Riley kept his speech on the topic of arts and culture, and how they've benefitted his city.
But afterward, he voiced his opinion about the flag issue.
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((JOSEPH RILEY/CHARLESTON MAYOR: I BELIEVE STRONGLY, CLEARLY THE MAJORITY OF THE CITIZENS OF OUR STATE, OVERWHELMINGLY WHITE AND BLACK, YOUNG AND OLD, FEEL THAT THE CONFEDERATE FLAG SHOULD NOT BE ATOP THE STATE CAPITOL.))
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[VO-NAT]


Riley says he's been vocal about wanting the flag moved for a long time now.
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[World-Bank]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
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Thousands of protestors have converged on the nation's capital-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


They're rallying at the International Monetary Fund and the World bank meeting.
And police are fearing the worst-
[Super=03-Seattle, WA/December;]


They hope this demonstration doesn't turn out like the one in Seattle that caused 2-million dollars in damages.
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[SOT 18:09:12]
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((CHIEF CHARLES RAMSEY/D.C. POLICE: WE HANDLE LARGE CROWDS ON A PRETTY REGULAR BASIS, BUT THERE'S A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HANDLING PEACEFUL CROWDS AND HANDLING DISORDERLY CROWDS.))
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In D-C, roads are closed, busses have been re-routed and thousands of downtown workers are being told to stay away.
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[Sheppard]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Dr. Sam Sheppard's son lost his latest round to clear his father's name.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH]


A Cleveland jury rejected Sam Reese Sheppard's claim that his father did not kill his mother.
Sheppard wanted the declaration so he could sue the state for wrongful imprisonment.
Sam Shepard spent ten years in prison for the crime before the case was overturned.
The 1954 killing inspired the TV series "The Fugitive."
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[M'ville-murder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sch/nkr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


A murder suspect turned himself in to Martinsville authorities today.
22-year-old Marcus Leroy Stockton is charged with first degree murder in connection with the shooting death of 29-year old Patrick Allen White.
The incident happened on Saturday.

[Giles-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-59 TC1:31:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Authorities in Giles County say they've taken a historic swipe at crime.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pearisburg;]


They're arresting 37 people on more than 230 separate indictments... an amount unsurpassed in county history.
They say it's part of a crackdown on drug and burglary rings.
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[SOT 1:42:53 - 1:42:05]
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((PHILLIP STEELE/GILES CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: I THINK PEOPLE WHO ARE DEALING DRUGS IN GILES COUNTY SHOULD KNOW THAT EVENTUALLY THEY'RE GOING TO GET CAUGHT BECAUSE THE INVESTIGATORS GET ON TO THEM... PEOPLE, WORD OF MOUTH...))
[SUPER=01-Phillip Steele/Giles Co. Commonwealth's Atty;]
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[OUT Q=word of mouth.]
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[VO-NAT]


Sheriff's deputies worked with several local police departments and state police to make the arrests.
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[Cabell]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-60 TC1:58:41]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Radford woman will go to prison for the traffic deaths of her daughter and another girl.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


45-year-old Terry Lynn (CAA-ble) Cabell claimed NO responsibility for the girls' deaths.
She still disputes that she drove the pickup.
The crash threw her 13-year-old daughter, Leslie Ann Cole, and her friend, 12-year-old Eden Hall, out of the truck.
Drunk driving charges against Cabell were dropped.
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[SOT 1:47:59 - 1:48:12]
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((AL MORTON/VICTIM'S FATHER: SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES BROUGHT AGAINST HER. BECAUSE ONE CHARGE LED TO ANOTHER WHICH CAUSED THE DEATH OF MY DAUGHTER... AND THERE'S NOTHING JUSTIFIABLE FOR THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Al Morton/Victim's Father;]
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[OUT Q=justifiable for that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Cabell is out on bond until she's sentenced in July.
She could receive up to 20 years in prison.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Authorities in Buena Vista ruffled a few feathers netting a local vandal.
Find out why later in the newscast.
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[VO-NAT]


And for some kids, it's a stretch to behave.
But a Roanoke program might help kids
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC25:44]
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Some Roanoke children are doing the lotus and butterfly at the Natural food store on Grandin Road.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]


The yoga class for three to five year old was started by fitness instructor Karen Sampson.
She says yoga is a healthy workout for young children because it keeps them in shape and even helps them behave.
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[SOT tc 02:57:25]
[IN Q=It seems to]

((KAREN SAMPSON/FITNESS INSTRUCTOR: IT SEEMS TO MAKE THEM CALMER BECAUSE AT THE END WE ALWAYS DO A RELAXATION AND I THINK IT SHOWS.)) ((LIBBY BLANKENSHIP/MOTHER: IT'S NICE FOR CHILDREN TO GET INTO IT EARLY AND BOYS TOO YOU KNOW BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK MAYBE IT'S JUST FOR WOMEN BUT YOUNG BOYS GETTING INTO IT TO IS NICE.))
[SUPER=01-Karen Sampson/Fitness Instructor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Libby Blankenship/Mother; :07]
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[VO-NAT]


The 45 minute classes include 10 minutes of yoga, then a series of exercises to music and a cool down stretch period.
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[S-EXTRA]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11P]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=EXTRA POINT]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


First our extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Radford; :00]


Radford center Ryan Charles was an eighth round pick of the Washington Congressionals in the two thousand USBL draft.
[SUPER=76-CNN;]


On a sadder note, this video shows Indiana coach Bobby Knight allegedly grabbing former player Neil Reed by the neck. Reed is bringing a case against Knight.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-68 tc ]
[GRAPHIC=VT Football]


Hokie coaches are hoping to get a few questions answered during spring drills, namely who will play which position on defense.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Coach Frank Beamer says, Cory Bird is the only player returning to the defense in the same position he played last season--rover.
Nick Sorensen will move to whip and Ben Taylor is a projected started at linebacker.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=i think]

((FRANK BEAMER/VA TECH HEAD COACH: I THINK WE'VE GOT SOME GOOD TALENT. HOW QUICKLY THESE GUYS CAN COME IN AND PLAY WELL THAT BECOMES THE ISSUE. USUALLY EXPERIENCE IS THE KEY THING. AND THESE GUYS DON'T HAVE A LOT OF.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach;]
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[OUT Q=A LOT OF]
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[VO-NAT]


The Hokies saw some scrimmage situations during today's practice. Newcomer Earnest Wilford who's had a good spring turned his ankle during a reverse. He says he'll be able to take part in this weekend's scrimmage.
Offensive lineman Jake Grove should be back at practice as well. X-rays of the former Jefferson Forest standout's leg were negative.
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[S-Keyshawn]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-65 20:50]
[GRAPHIC=NFL Draft]


The NFL draft might be this weekend, but Tampa Bay got it's top pick yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL; :00]

Keyshawn Johnson was in Tampa yesterday morning and wearing the jersey of his new team. Johnson has agreed to an eight-year deal worth nearly $7 million a season, with a signing bonus of about $13 million. The Jets will be getting two more first round draft picks in return for Johnson.
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[S-AVS]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-56]
[GRAPHIC=Avs/Hillcats]


Game three of the Hillcats and Avalanche three game series ended with a 4-2 Salem win last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Hillcats vs Avalanche; :00]


A summer game that has yet to find summer weather yet, fans keep warm.
In the bottom of the second watch Salem's Justin Hemme go shoppin at the gap in left center. That plates John Lindsey and the Avs were out in front 1-nothing.
same inning, Avs draw blood once again, this time Erik Johnson goes the opposite [SUPER=37-Salem/4/Lynchburg/2;]way

, the right and Hemme will score and the Salem cushion is two runs.
Trailing 3-nothing, Lynchburg does get a solo blast on this at bat, but it was not enough as the Avalanche wins 4-2.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-63 14:40]
[GRAPHIC=Tech]


The 15th ranked Demon Decons blew into Blacksburg and handed the Hokies their second straight home loss.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Demon Deacons vs. Hokies; :00]


A beautiful sunny day at the yard but a strong breeze cooled things off.
Wake Forest started hot as Ryan Johnson smacks this pitch down the third base line. Cory Sullivan and Jason Aquilante are gonna come on down.
In the bottom of the first, Jed English gets Tech going with a bouncer by second bring in Chad Foutz and the Wake lead was cut to 3-1.
[SUPER=34-Wake Forest/10/Virginia Tech/3;]The Demon Deacons begin the second smokin. Jamie Athas sends this pitch o

ver the center field wall, the solo shot that made it 4-1, Wake wins 10-3.
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[S-Braves]


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[VO-NAT WIPE TO #ENG]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/FOX; :00]


The Braves and the Cubs swung heavy lumber. Chipper Jones would account for all Atlanta runs. A big chunk of them game off this two run homer to left center, but the Braves trailed 8-4.
[SUPER=35-Chicago/11/Atlanta/4;]It would get worse. In the bottom of the seventh, Ricky Guitierez says whaz up, a sol

o blast and the Cubs were out in front by five runs 9-4 and they top the Braves 11-4.
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[S-Cave]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-60 (1:07:59)]
[GRAPHIC=Sports Logo]


Two Cave Spring Athletes signed letters of intent to play College ball today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :]


Cave Spring basketball player Renee Gagnier will take here basketball skills to West Virginia accepting a scholarship to play at Concord.
Gagnier averaged 12 points and 9 rebounds this season she also competed in volleyball.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="Every day...]

((RENEE GAGNIER/SIGNS WITH CONCORD: EVERY DAY AT PRACTICE DURING HIGH SCHOOL I WAS WORKING TOWARD THAT GOAL. I THINK THAT THAT THINGS WERE JUST MEANT TO BE. CONCORD COLLEGE IS A NICE COLLEGE TO GO TO AND I THINK I WILL BE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE TO MY TEAM THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Renee Gagnier/Signs With Concord; :]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=.....team there."]
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[VO-NAT]


Nikki Childress is headed to Mississippi University for women. Childress was a catcher for the Lady Knights for three seasons and she hopes to play that position in college.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I'm very...]

((NIKKI CHILDRESS/SIGNS WITH MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY: I'M VERY HAPPY THAT I WAS ABLE TO GO TO COLLEGE AND ABLE TO PLAY AND EVERYTHING IT'S JUST A DREAM COME TRUE BASICALLY.))
[SUPER=01-Nikki Childress/Signs With Mississippi University; :]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=........true, basically."]
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[S-Ward]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-67 :19TC]
[GRAPHIC=TALLADEGA]

Winston Cup heads to Talladega for the Diehard 500 this week. Ward Burton enters the race third in the points and still very humble.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=THE MAIN THING...]
[SUPER=01-Ward Burton/Third In Points Standings; :00]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=...WRONG TIME."]
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[S-Wrath]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-66 (00:57)]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Wrath]


The Roanoke Wrath met the media yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :]


A new head coach and some new faces in the lineup will highlight the 2-thousand season.
The Wrath has it's own following but still must compete with the Salem Avalanche and this year the Roanoke Steam in attracting new fans to the games.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="We're going....]

((STEVE HOLT/WRATH PRESIDENT: WE'RE GOING TO CHANCE OUR STRATEGY THIS YEAR AND TARGET THE PEOPLE WHO PLAY SOCCER OR HAVE PLAYED SOCCER. AND KIND OF TRY TO GROW THAT. IF WE CAN GROW THAT THERE'S 5 TO 6 THOUSAND PEOPLE RELATED TO THAT WE'D HAVE SOME GOOD CROWDS.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Holt/Wrath President; :]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=......good crowds."]
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[Turkey]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-06 TC42:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A 22- pound nuisance is no longer on the loose in one in a Buena Vista neighborhood.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-Buena Vista;]


Authorities captured the turkey and these images, this morning, using a decoy and a net.
(////sot///)
[sot]
[in q= nat ]

((NAT SOUND OF CANNON))
[RUNS=03]
[OUT Q= nat cannon]
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[vo-nat]
The turkey was NOT hurt and was later released in Rockbridge County.
Authorities decided to capture the bird because it was damaging (Yvonne) Uvon Lawhorne's backdoor and vehicle.
It's mating season and the gobbler was apparently seeing his reflection.
Sometimes he would peck so hard he would leave blood on the car.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02:54:52.. 02:45:50]
[IN Q=The main]

((WAYNLEE ZOLLMAN/ASST. WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST: THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THIS WHOLE THING IS TO PUT HIM IN A SUITABLE HABITAT WHERE HE BELONGS. UVON LAWHORNE: NO, I DON'T MISS HIM, I'M GLAD HE'S GONE.))
[SUPER=74-Waynlee Zollman/Asst. Wildlife Biologist; :00 ]
[SUPER=74-Uvon Lawhorne; :06]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=nat laughing]
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[VO-NAT]


The gobbler had been visiting Lawhorne's yard for about two years but only recently began damaging her property.
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[Super=X5043 (clears FX)]