[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

A staff report from Richmond says there IS a need for the high- voltage power line A-E-P wants to build.

That's the first thing we'll be talking about on NEWS 7 tonight.
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[V/O-NAT]
And a pit-bull breeder is jailed for staging dog fights. A LIVE report from Franklin County on that in just a moment.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


In sports, Ward Burton talks about Talladega, Roanoke will soon be feeling the Wrath, two Cave Spring athletes sign
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[VO-NAT]


and Virginia Tech takes on ACC power Wake Forest in baseball at English Field.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Perhaps a night to protect new plants. Temperatures will dip way down into the 30s.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=JDA]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]



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[VO-NAT]


American Electric Power wins a round in Richmond, as it presses the case for a high voltage powerline across western Virginia.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Power-line]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC33:28]
[GRAPHIC=AEP Powerline]


The staff of the State Corporation Commission has agreed that expansion of the utility's 765- kilovolt transmission system is the best answer to the increasing risk of power outages in southwest Virginia.
Commissioners will make a final determination on the need for the line, but today's finding represents a significant victory for A-E-P.
[Double Boxes=Joe and Keith/Newsroom]


Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom tonight with more on the report.
[Live=joeD Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Joe1]


Keith, the SCC staff members considered other options... including upgrades to existing lines, construction of new generation facilities, and increased reliance on conservation and load management...
But they say none of those options offered an acceptable long-term solution.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Currently there are]
[SUPER=@file; :00]
[RUNS=:35]
[OUT Q=reduce the environmental impact.]


((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.))
[Live=JoeD Full/Newsroom]


While today's finding is a victory for A-E-P it is not the final word. Supporters and Opponents are expected in Richmond on May first Keith...
[Double Boxes=JoeD/Microwave]


for an evidentiary hearing that may take a couple of weeks. A hearing examiner will issue an opinion this summer, and the three commissioners could issue their ruling by the end of the year.

[Pit-Bulls]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#99-58 TC1:53:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Sheriff's deputies are about to evacuate a rural area in Franklin County, where they found 90 pit bulls trained to bite.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Tina/Starlink]


Tina Tenret is in the Henry section of Franklin County with late word on this investigiation.
[Live=Tina Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=@Tina1;]
[SUPER=06-Franklin Co.;]
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
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[Live=Tina Full/Starlink]
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((ROLLED FROM TRUCK))
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[Double Boxes=Keith and Tina/starlink]



[Cabell]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-60 TC1:57:58]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scale]


A Radford woman will go to prison after pleading no contest today to the involuntary manslaughter of two girls in a May car wreck.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


45-year-old Terry Lynn (CAH-ble) Cabell says she claims NO responsibility for the girls' deaths.
She still denies driving the pickup.
The crash threw Cabell's 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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:46:23 - :27]
[IN Q=It relieves my mind]

((AL MORTON/VICTIM'S FATHER: IT RELIEVES MY MIND A LITTLE BIT KNOWING THAT SHE IS GOING TO JAIL.))
[SUPER=01-Al Morton/Victim's Father; QUICK!]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=going to jail now.]
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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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[Pitts-Fatal-folo]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-07 TC49:05]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


The deaths of two teenagers are touching two families, a high school and an entire community.
Crystal Gayle Harris and Ronnie Lee Anderson, both 18, died in a traffic accident yesterday in Pittsylvania County.
As Surae Chinn reports, the grieving is both private .. and public.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Danny Allen is]
[SUPER=01-Danny Allen/Ronnie's Uncle; :09]
[SUPER=01-Chris Alderson/Victims' Friend; :24]
[SUPER=01-Clarissa Knight/Dan River High School Principal; 1:02]
[SUPER=@Surae2; 1:19]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=News 7, Pittsylvania County.]

(( Danny Allen is the uncle of 18 year old Ronnie Lee Anderson. He's trying to come to terms with the loss of his nephew.
[SOT 1:23:04]

((DANNY ALLEN/RONNIE'S UNCLE: YOU KNOW HE'S NOT COMING BACK. IT'S FINAL THAT'S WHAT HURTS.)) [RUNS:07]
The pain is felt by many including students who have returned to the scene where the two friends they once knew took their last breath.
[SOT 5:30:40]

((CHRIS ALDERSON/VICTIMS' FRIEND: I STOPPED HERE TO COLLECT MY THOUGHTS AND THINK BACK ON THE GOOD TIME WE HAD.))
[SOT 5:31:15]

((CHRIS ALDERSON/VICTIMS' FRIEND: THE HARDEST PART IS THAT 2 OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE GONE.)) [RUNS17]
The vehicle accident left Dan River High School student Crystal Harris and her boyfriend, Ronnie Anderson dead. The third victim, Jerry Trammell, is in critical condition. He's a student also at Dan River High School.
Counselors at the school talked with grieving students.
Sometimes the school officials themselves needed a moment to reflect.
[SOT 5:16:41]

((CLARISSA KNIGHT/DAN RIVER HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: I'D LIKE TO TAKE A TIME A MOMENT TO GRIEVE WHICH I DID LAST NIGHT, BUT RIGHT NOW THE CHILDREN ARE THE FIRST THING ON MY MIND)) [RUNS:09]
The two victims were getting ready to attend next months' senior prom.
[SOT 1:23:30]

((DANNY ALLEN/RONNIE'S UNCLE: IT'S LIKE WE LOST TWO FAMILY MEMBER IN THIS CRASH.)) [RUNS:05]
Family members say they are planning to have the two victims buried side by side. Surae Chinn News 7, Danville.))

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Governor Jim Gilmore's internet taxation plan is getting national attention today.
We'll travel to Washington with him when News 7 at Six returns.
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[VO-NAT]

[***NAT SOUND UNDER***]
And they had to call out the heavy artillery to net a Buena Vista vandal
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[Internet-Taxation]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-02 TC1:40:41]
[GRAPHIC=The Internet]


There are more high tech workers in northern Virginia than anywhere else on Earth.
[SS=Gilmore]


So it may be fitting that Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore delivered the NO Internet tax message today to Congress.
Ellen Qualls went along.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They love]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Trent Lott/(R) Mississippi; :05]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :16]
[SUPER=01-Dale Masten/Virginia Retail Merchants Assoc.; :32]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :45]
[SUPER=@Goodlatte; 1:12 ]
[SUPER=@Boucher; 1:36]
[SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:44]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Washington.]

(( They love the man some call the Internet governor in Washington.
[sot 09:25:35]

((SEN. TRENT LOTT/R-MISSISSIPI: WE WATCH YOU HERE IN WASHINGTON AND SAY OOOH, COULD IT BE THAT WAY IN WASHINGTON? WELL MAYBE IT WILL SOMEDAY.)) [runs :05 ]
And House Speaker Dennis Hastert:
[sot 09:22:34]

((REP. DENNIS HASTERT/R-ILLINOIS: WE INTEND TO TAKE THIS REPORT SERIOUSLY.)) [runs :02]
Gilmore's electronic commerce advisory commission says NO new taxes on the Internet and get rid of the federal excise tax on phone lines that dates back to financing the Spanish American War of 1898.
That first makes storefront retailers worry about their futures.
[SOT TUESDDAY TAPE 12:53:29]

((DALE MASTEN/VIRGINIA RETAIL MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION: AS THE 21 YEAR OLD, 22 YEAR OLD GENERATION GETS OLDER, MAYBE GETS MORE FINANCIALLY SOUND, THEY'RE GOING TO BE BUYING A LOT MORE PRODUCTS OVER THE INTERNET. AND THAT'S WHEN I THINK YOU'LL SEE THE RETAILERS REALLY GET HIT.)) [RUNS :12 ]

[sot 09:49:24]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WHAT I THINK YOU'RE MORE AND MORE SEEING... CONTINUING THEIR RETAIL BUSINESSES, BUT GOING INTO THE INTERNET BUSINESS ALSO. THAT'S CALLED ... CLICKS AND MORTAR. THEY BECOME MORTAR COMPANIES AND CLICKS COMPANIES.)) [runs:14]
Gilmore's got another tax cutting mission--in Richmond if not in Washington: the "consumer use tax" that only four tenths of one percent of Virginians bothered to pay last year.
[sot 09:42:26 ]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R-6TH DISTRICT: YEAH. THAT'S WHERE IT SAYS WRITE DOWN EVERYTHING YOU BOUGHT ON THE INTERNET, EVERYTHING YOU BOUGHT MAIL ORDER, EVERYTHING YOU BOUGHT ON QVC, AND OTHER TELEVISION THINGS, TOTAL IT UP, MULTIPLY IT BY FOUR AND HALF PERCENT, AND SEND IT IN. OBVIOUSLY THE GOVERNOR KNOWS HE'S NOT GETTING A GREAT RESPONSE FROM PEOPLE ON THAT.)) [runs :16]

[sot 09:47:24]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: IT MEANS EVERY CITIZEN HAS AN OBLIGATION TO MAIL IT IN TO THEIR LOCAL STATE GOVERNMENT. TRUTH IS, ALMOST NOBODY DOES THAT.)) [runs:08]
Abingdon Democrat Rick Boucher says that's the only part of the proposal he'd go slow on.
[sot 08:53:30]

((REP. RICK BOUCHER/R-9TH DISTRICT: WE HAVE A WELL UNDERSTOOD IF SOMEWHAT IMPERFECT SYSTEM FOR IMPOSING THOSE TAXES. I DON'T THINK IT'S TIME TO ADJUST THAT AT THE PRESENT TIME.)) [runs :08]

[sot standup]

THE MAJORITY LEADER AND HOUSE SPEAKER SAY THEY'RE READY FOR A QUICK VOTE ON .... ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, WASHINGTON.))



[Culture-Summit]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=00-05 TC38:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


As his home state debates whether the Confederate flag should still fly over the capitol, the mayor of Charleston, South Carolina was at Hollins University this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Joseph Riley was a guest speaker at this year's Cultural Summit, praising the economic benefits of art, music, and dance.
But one cultural symbol he'd like to see LESS of in South Carolina is the Confederate flag.
Riley would like to see it moved.
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[SOT 10:54:07 ]
[IN Q=You're not going]

((JOSEPH RILEY/CHARLESTON MAYOR: YOU'RE NOT GOING TO FIND ANY SOLUTION THAT IS UNANIMOUS IN ITS SUPPORT. BUT HOPEFULLY, WE CAN FIND SOMETHING THAT GETS IT DONE AND LETS OUR STATE GOVERNMENT MOVE IN TO OTHER MATTERS.))
[SUPER=01-Joseph Riley/Charleston Mayor;]
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[OUT Q=other matters]
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[VO-NAT]


Mayor Riley says the flag should be preserved in a historical context, not in a political one.
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[M'ville-murder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Martinsville authorities say a murder suspect has turned himself in.
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 at the Rivermont Apartments.

[Giles-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-59 TC1:30:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Authorities in Giles County say they took an unprecedented bite out of crime today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pearisburg;]


They're arresting 37 people on 235 separate indictments... the most in county history.
They say it's part of a crackdown on drug dealing and burglary rings operating in the area.
Sheriff's deputies worked with all the police departments and state police in Giles County to make the arrests.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Technology stocks dropped for a third straight day, with Microsoft leading the way. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-y/161.95/11125.13/y/286.26/3769.64/y/0.83/111.02;]


The DOW lost 162 points while NASDAQ plunged 286-- seven percent of its value.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index lost about three quarters of a point.
[SUPER=431-h1!/32r/i2@/53!/h2@/54%/h#/64b/h1$/27#;]
[SUPER=432-h1$/30r/h!/2b/h1$/42$/h*/36r/hb/37f;]
[SUPER=433-i4d/156g/hg/21b/hc/18e/i4e/29/ha/21d;]
[SUPER=434-u/17/h2$/59g/h2/37e/h2b/69*/i*/62$;]


[D-Day-Donation]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-01 TC1:39:07]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]


Students studying world wars fought more than half a century ago often have difficulty grasping the concept of global conflict and the extent of soldiers' sacrifices.
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Sixth graders in Mrs. Paugh's Social Studies class are exceptions.
They've been immersed in the Normandy invasion at Hidden Valley Junior High, almost as deeply as the troops on Omaha Beach.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:42:45]
[IN Q=The axis powers]

((THE AXIS POWERS DIDN'T THINK THE ALLIES WOULD ATTACK. IT'S AMAZING HOW ALL THOSE MEN RISKED AND LOST THEIR LIVES FOR THE WORLD, AND THEY SAVED ALL OF US. THEY DESERVE A MEMORIAL LIKE THE BEDFORD WAR MEMORIAL.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Burt/Hidden Valley 6th Grader; :05]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=Bedford Memorial.]
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[V/O-NAT]
So these students gave up snacks and soft drinks for a few weeks and collected 325 dollars for the Memorial now being built in Bedford.
The state will match their contribution.
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[Turkey]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6m]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-06 TC41:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]


For years-- he's been running wild in one Buena Vista neighborhood.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;]


But not anymore.
This morning-- the most wanted turkey in Buena Vista was finally captured in a net.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat gun]

((SOUND OF CANNON GOING OFF))
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=nat gun]
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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.... pecking so hard he left blood on the side of the car.
The gobbler was seeing his reflection.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02:44:40]
[IN Q=He would]

((UVON LAWHORNE: HE WOULD COME AT ME ALL PUFFED UP AND I'D GO BACK IN THE HOUSE AND SOMETIMES HE'D BE STANDING BY MY CAR AND JUST GOBBLE AND GOBBLE AND IT MADE ME AFRAID OF HIM. ))
[SUPER=07-Uvon Lawhorne;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=of him.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities didn't have to wait long to capture the bird. Lawhorne said it would start pecking her car at seven AM sharp and that's exactly what happened this morning.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Highlights from the Tech/Wake Forest baseball game, plus major league diamond notes on the Braves, the Cubs, the Yankees and the Rangers, words from Ward Burton
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[VO-NAT]


and the Roanoke Wrath introduces the team. Some good soccer stuff in sports.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-63 14:40]
[GRAPHIC=Tech]


The hammerin Hokies were looking to rebound from yesterday's 5-nothing loss to VCU against Wake Forest this afternoon.
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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.
The Demon Deacs 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 get 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, a solo shot that made it 4-1, Wake wins 10-3.
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[S-Braves]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-58 1:53:14]
[GRAPHIC=NOne]
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[VO-NAT WIPE TO #ENG]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/FOX; :00]


On to the Majors where 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-Yankees]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-55 ]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


Colorado is beating Cincinnati 7-5 in the ninth, in the AL, Cleveland is up on Oakland 4-nothing in the eighth.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/Rangers vs. Yankees; :00]


To the Bronx where Regis and the cone heads turned out for the Yankees and the Texas Rangers match up.
In the top of the third. Pudge Rodriguez with the blooper over Chuck Knoblauch's glove in right center, "rolls" Royce Clayton scoots on in for the games first run.
[SUPER=35-New York/8/Texas/6;]The Yankees answer in the fifth. Derek Jeter connects on a one bagger to shallow ri

ght. Roberto Kelly scores. 2-1 Rangers.
Then, Bernie Williams clears the bases with the blast to left center, scoring two runs, New York wins 8-6.
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[S-Ward]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-67 :19TC]
[GRAPHIC=TALLADEGA]


The Winston Cup stars are at Talladega this week for the Diehard 500. Ward Burton enters the weekend third in the points. But he says surviving, and not bragging will be the game plan in Alabama.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=THE MAIN THING...]
[SUPER=01-Ward Burton/Third In Points Standings; :00]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=...WRONG TIME."]
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[S-Cave]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-60 (1:07:59)]
[GRAPHIC=Sports Logo]


Two Cave Spring Athletes have signed letters of intent to continue playing their sports in College.
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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=:12]
[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=:08]
[OUT Q=........true, basically."]
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[S-Wrath]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-66 (00:57)]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Wrath]


The Roanoke Wrath, The valley's minor league soccer team, is getting ready to open its season this Saturday night.

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[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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