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Coming up on News 7-
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Gunfire at a seniors apartment building in Michigan.
Two months after a little girl gets lost and dies in the woods, her mom takes action to prevent a similar tragedy.


Plus you heard of drive through food and dry cleaning. How about drive through birth control pills-
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News 7 is next.


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((BECAUSE I KNEW HE WAS COMING TO KILL ME, ME AND HER, BECAUSE I WAS THE ONE HE WAS MADE AT.))
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Employees talk about the terrifying moments when a man opened fire at a Senior Citizens apartment building.
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[Apartment-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The shooting happened in a Detroit Suburb- when an angry tenant apparently took out his frustrations on fellow tenants.
The Housing commissioner had just reprimanded the suspect- because other residents had complained that he used foul language.
As Drew Levinson reports, two people are dead- and four others are injured.
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[SUPER=03-Lincoln Park, MI; :00]
[SUPER=01-Phyllis McLenon/Lincoln Park Housing Commission; :18]
[SUPER=01-Kenneth Miller, Jr./Suspect's Son; :42;]
[SUPER=01-John Lowe/Suspect's Stepson; :51 QUICK!!!]
[Super=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; :57]
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((THE THREE HOUR DRAMA ENDED JUST AFTER 3:30 WHEN POLICE PUT THE SUSPECT ON A STRETCHER. POLICE SAY THE MAN, IDENTIFIED AS 57 YEAR OLD KEN MILLER, OPENED FIRE INSIDE THE SENIOR CITIZENS APARTMENT HOUSE. THEY SAY IT HAPPENED AFTER HE WAS CALLED INTO THE MANAGER'S OFFICE TO DISCUSS OTHER RESIDENTS' COMPLAINTS ABOUT HIM. PHYLLIS McLENON, LINCOLN PARK HOUSING COMMISSION: THEY SAY MILLER ALLEGEDLY SHOT TWO WOMEN TO DEATH AND CRITICALLY INJURED AT LEAST ONE OTHER. KENNETH MILLER JR./SON JOHN LOWE/STEPSON AUTHORITIES SAY HE THEN BARRICADED HIMSELF INSIDE THE BUILDING, AT TIME FIRING SHOTS OUT OF THE TOP FLOOR WINDOW. A FIVE BLOCK AREA AROUND THE BUILDING WAS EVACUATED WHILE POLICE SURROUNDED IT. FOR NEIGHBORS AND RELATIVES WHO HAD LOVED ONES INSIDE, IT WAS A TRYING TIME. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, LINCOLN PARK, MICHIGAN.))

[Philippines-Crash]


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A plane has crashed in the Philippines with 120 people aboard-
Rescuers who arrived at the site where an Air Philippines jet crashed say there are no signs of survivors.
The Boeing 727-200 left Manila-
It circled (Da-VOW) city before crashing on nearby (Sah-Mahl) in the Southern part of the country.
An airline official says the plane was given a normal maintenance check before taking off and no problems were found.

[Carvins-Cove]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It's been a long wait, but heavy rains have filled Carvins Cove... and tonight the city of Roanoke's main reservoir is overflowing.
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April 24th, 1998 was the last time Carvins Cove was filled to capacity and water was cascading down the spillway.


It was down more than two and a half feet yesterday, but Monday's rainfall pushed the water level over the top.
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((JESSE PERDUE/WATER DEPT. MANAGER: WE'RE OBVIOUSLY TICKLED TO DEATH THAT WE'RE FINALLY FULL, WHICH IS REALLY GOING TO MAKE LIFE EASIER GOING INTO SPRING AND SUMMER.))
[SUPER=01-Jesse Perdue/Water Dept. Manager;]
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[OUT Q=going into Spring and Summer.]
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City officials expect a normal spring and summer with no threat of water restrictions.
If Roanoke faces another drought in the future, they say the city will be better prepared to handle the situation.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [04/18/2000] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST


[Toss back to anchor][School-Board]


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Roanoke City Council members say they're going to have a tough job selecting three people to fill the open school board seats.
Tonight they interviewed six candidates-- three are incumbants.
Kate Weidaw has more.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-F. B. Webster Day/School Board Candidate; :10]
[SUPER=01-Marsha Ellison/School Board Candidate; :25]
[SUPER=01-Sherman Lea/School Board Candidate; :37]
[SUPER=01-William Skeen/School Board Candidate; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-James Beatty/School Board Candidate; 1:16]
[SUPER=01-Gloria Manns/School Board Candidate; 1:26]
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((The Six candidates each spoke about their vision for giving students a better education. One of the hottest topics were the Standards of Learning.

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((F.B. WEBSTER DAY/SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE: I THINK IT HAS MADE US STOP AND THINK ABOUT WHAT WE ARE DOING IT HAS CAUSED US TO HAVE TEACHERS COLLABORATE MORE AND FOR ADMINISTRATORS TO ANALYZE THE DATA AND SEE WHERE WE NEED TO IMPROVE.))
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((MARSHA ELLISON/SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE: MY CONCERNS WITH THE TESTING THAT THE TESTING NOT BE THE SOLE CRITERIA FOR GRADUATION.))
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With a teacher shortage expected within 3 to 5 years candidates have ideas on how to attract potential teachers.

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((SHERMAN LEA: LET THE UNIVERSITIES KNOW THAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR GOOD QUALIFIED TEACHERS AND CONTINUE OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM TO LET JUNIORS AND SENIORS COME WORK IN ROANOKE DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS.))
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The one year anniversary of Columbine is only days away and that brought up the question of school safety.

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((WILLIAM SKEEN: I BELIEVE THE SCHOOLS ARE SAFE, RELATIVE TO EVERYTHING ELSE THAT ANYONE DOES GET IN A CAR, BUS, SCHOOLS ARE THE SAFEST PLACES OUR CHILDREN CAN POSSIBLY BE.))
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And would school uniforms create a better learning environment?

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((JAMES BEATTY: HAVING A UNIFORM IN MY OPINION WOULD MAKE THE PLAYING FIELD MORE EVEN FOR EVERYBODY.))
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((GLORIA MANNS: I THINK IF WE WOULD HAVE SOME UNIFORMS IT WOULD CREATE A COMMON ATMOSPHERE CHILDREN WOULDN'T LIKE IT BUT PARENTS WOULD.))
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City council will appoint three of the candidates to the school board next month. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))

[XGR-Preview]


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Virginia state lawmakers are back in Richmond for tomorrow's reconvened session.
That's the one day where they approve or override the Governor's vetoes and amendments to this year's bills.
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Governor Jim Gilmore vetoed a bill that would take the "Department for the Rights of Disabled Virginians" out from under his control and make it an independent watchdog agency.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: SOMEHOW WE'VE LOST FAITH AND BELIEVE THAT ONLY IF YOU HAVE WATCHDOGS THAT ARE COMPLETELY SEPARATE FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND YET ARE GOVERNMENT-FUNDED, THAT THAT'S THE PROPER WAY. I THINK IT'S UNDEMOCRATIC. I THINK IT'S IMPROPER, AND I CERTAINLY DO HOPE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WILL SUSTAIN MY VETO.))
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Some lawmakers expect the Governor is more likely to be overriden on his veto of another bill that would allow "worker's comp" coverage of migrant workers who are illegal aliens.
With the support of farmers and businesses trying to protect themselves from lawsuits, the bill had passed unanimously before Gilmore vetoed it.
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Other hot issues include health insurance for textile workers, guidance counselors for elementary schools, and money for roads.
As soon as the session winds up tomorrow, lawmakers head to Wakefield for the annual Shad Planking.

[Williams]


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A Danville murder case is now a landmark U-S Supreme Court decision.
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The high court today ordered a new sentencing hearing in Danville for death row inmate Terry Williams.
The court says Danville jurors might have picked a life sentence instead, if they'd known about Williams' I-Q of 69, abusive childhood, and fetal alcohol syndrome.
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((BRIAN POWERS/TERRY WILLIAMS' ATTORNEY: BOTH JUDGE INGRAM FROM DANVILLE, WHO KNOW JURIES BEST IN DANVILLE, AND JUDGE CACHERIS, LOOKING AT THE ENTIRE RECORD OF THINGS THAT WERE NOT PRESENTED, WERE NOT INVESTIGATED, CONCLUDED THAT THE SENTENCING HEARING WAS FATALLY FLAWED.))
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Williams' attorney says this marks the first time in history that the U-S Supreme Court has overturned a case because the trial lawyers did such a poor job it could have changed the jury's decision.
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[Painter]


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A well-known Blacksburg defense attorney faces arson charges in connection with several Montgomery County fires.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/December 1996;]


Sources close to the investigation tell News-7 that several warrants were issued for Joseph Painter's arrest on arson charges.
[SUPER=04-Today;]


Sources say Painter is the suspect in a series of minor fires set in a subdivision being constructed behind his home.
Painter has not yet been served with the warrants.
Sources say he checked into a Roanoke Memorial hospital over the weekend for personal reasons.
Painter was unavailable and his family had no comment.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still ahead on News 7 at Eleven, allegations of psychological abuse in the Elian Gonzalez case.
We'll have the latest.
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[VO-NAT]


And a one-of a kind planned parenthood facility opens in Roanoke.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((THIS IS DENISE ALLEN IN THE NEWS 7 SPORTS DEPARTMENT: ROCKER IS OFF SUSPENSION AND BACK WITH THE BRAVES. THE HAMMERIN' HOKIES ARE EXPERIENCING SOME SUCCESS ON THE DIAMOND DESPITE INJURIES. THE LADY MAROONS ARE IN THE TOP 10 IN THE COUNTRY THANKS TO SOME LOCAL TALENT AND THE QUEST FOR THE STANLEY CUP CONTINUES. THOSE STORIES LATER IN SPORTS.))

[Nelson-Search]


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It was two months ago that Jackie Holden got lost and died in the woods near her Neslon County home.
Now the little girls family is trying to find some triumph in their tragedy.
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[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.]


Jackie's mother and grandfather today announced the creation of the Jackie Holden Memorial Fund.
Proceeds will help create a training video to teach children how to survive in the woods.
They also want to form a search and rescue team for Nelson County.
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((AMY HOLDEN/MOTHER: THIS IS A CONSTRUCTIVE WAY, A PRODUCTIVE WAY OF GRIEVING. WE WANT TO BRING SOMETHING OUT OF IT, INSTEAD OF TAKING SOMETHING FROM IT, WE WANT TO BRING SOMETHING TO IT AND THIS IS OUR WAY OF DOING IT AS A WHOLE FAMILY.))
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Holden says the community already has donated more than four thousand dollars in honor of Jackie.
Part of that money will help build a memorial garden at Jackie's elementary school.
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[County-Wreck]


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A Roanoke County teenager who was hurt in an accident last week has died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./April 12;]


Police say 15-year-old (PEE-trow) Pietro Falco died today, a week after his car ran off Pitzer Road and struck a tree.
Four other young people were in the car, but their injuries were not as serious.
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[Danville-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Danville fire investigators are trying to find the cause of a fire that gutted a single story duplex.
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It happened around one this afternoon at the 11-hundred block of West Paxton Street.
Fire crews found flames coming out of the building.
Investigators believe it started in the basement but have not found the cause.
No one was hurt.
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[Cuban-Boy]


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Elian Gonzalez's Miami family is being accused of psychologically abusing him.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL]


A pediatrician advising the government on the case-- says the Miami relatives have been exploiting the boy.
The doctor says Elian must be removed from their care immediately.
It was the family-released videotape of Elian saying he did not want to go back to Cuba that upset him the most.
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((DR. IRWIN REDLENER: THE VIDEOTAPE TO ME REPRESENTS HARD CORE EVIDENCE OF SEVERE AND AGGRESSIVE MANIPULATION OF THIS CHILD))
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But a Miami doctor says Redlener should keep quiet if he's never examined the boy himself.
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((WE ARE SAYING IF HE HAS NOT BEEN INVOLVED WITH ELIAN PERSONALLY OR WITH THE FAMILY HE HAS VERY LITTEL GROUND TO ISSUE A DEFINITIVE OPINION.))
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[vo-nat]
[Super=03-Atlanta, GA;]


Meanwhile an Atlanta appeals court is ponder a request for a court order that would force the Miami relatives to turn over Elian.
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[Planned-Parenthood]


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The new 12-thousand square foot Planned Parenthood headquarters is up and running except for a few unpacked boxes and a snag with the new phone system.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

The new Planned Parenthood building has many added features including heightened security.
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[IN Q=This building]

((DAVID NOVA/PLANNED PARENTHOOD: THIS BUILDING INCORPORATES A LOT OF STATE OF THE ART SECURITY IN TERMS OF MULTIPLEX CAMERAS. BULLET PROOF GLASS ON SOME OF THE WINDOWS, BULLETPROOF DRYWALL AND A NUMBER OF OTHER SECURITY FEATURES INCLUDING TAMPER PROOF LOCKS AND WHAT NOT.))
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Besides the state of the art security enhancements, the new facility also boasts one of the largest reproductive health libraries in the country and the first drive-through pill pick up window.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still ahead on News 7 at Eleven, Montgomery County students band together to help two classmates fight cancer.
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[VO-NAT]


And more than one thousand people turn out for the chance to help a Radford baby.
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[Radford-Transplant]


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More than one thousand people turned out today in hopes of helping a Radford infant fighting the odds.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Last Week;]


Three month old Henry Moore was born without an immune system and could die before his first birthday without a bone marrow transplant.
His parents were tested but were NOT a match.
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


So today a bone marrow drive was held at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center.
For Henry's parents-- the turnout was overwhelming.
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((PATRICK MOORE/BABY'S FATHER: I DON'T THINK YOU'D SEE THIS IN A CITY, I REALLY DON'T, PEOPLE HAVE DRIVEN FROM DANVILLE, LYNCHBURG, BEDFORD, I MEAN PEOPLE CARE ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE THAT MAKES YOU FEEL GREAT.))
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It costs 85- dollars to get the blood test.
The Moores say they're extremely grateful to those who contributed money to help cover the cost for those who couldn't' afford it.
In fact-- all of the donations they received were used today including a 17- thousand dollar donation from NASCAR team owner, Rick Hendrick.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The family should know in about a month if a match was found.

[Auburn-kids]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Two Montgomery County girls are fighting cancer with some unexpected help from their classmates.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


Students at Auburn Middle School raised more than seven-thousand dollars for the girls.
They gave half to Brooke Quesenberry (KWEH-sen-berry).
The sixth-grader is in remission from Hodgkin's Disease.
The other half went to eighth-grader Jessica Kozar's family.
Kozar is in Charlottesville, undergoing chemotherapy for a rare form of brain cancer.
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((DONNIE QUESENBERRY/FATHER: IT'S REALLY HELPED BROOKE, THEY'VE BEEN BEHIND HER AND REALLY KEPT HER MIND OFF EVERYTHING SHE'S BEEN GOING THROUGH. THE HOSPITAL VISITS AND THE TREATMENTS. THAT'S REALLY PULLED HER THROUGH.))
[SUPER=01-Donnie Quesenberry/Father of Cancer Patient;]
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[OUT Q=pulled her through.]
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[VO-NAT]


All 300 of the school's students pitched in to raise the money.
To do it, they held a variety of fundraisers, car washes and contests.
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[S-Extra]


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[WRITER=dal]
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In sports, Rocker is back, highlights from the majors and NHL playoffs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Chicago, IL/Fox-Chicago;]


First our extra point.
George Lynch's 76ers were battling for the fourth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and home court advantage in the first round against Chicago tonight without injured Allen Iverson.
Chicago's Elton Brand was smokin' with 18 first half points. He finished with 26 and the Sixers won 93-to-89.
Here are the rest of the scores.
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[S-Braves]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-69 tc 04:52]
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Atlanta reliever John Rocker is back with the club after being on suspension for the first two weeks of the season for his derogatory remarks against gays, foreigners and minorities.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/WTBS;]


The controversial left-hander started the ninth inning stiking out the first batter he faced, walking the second before retiring the side.
The game went into extra innings tied at three, Luis Rivera pitched himself out of a one out bases loaded jam to send the game to the bottom of the 10th still tied at three.
[SUPER=35-Philadelphia/3/Atlanta/4/12 Innings;]



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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-55 tc 2:05:08]
[GRAPHIC=VT Baseball]


Rain canceled the Hokies afternoon game with Richmond. Tech will host UVA today.
Freshman righthander Joe Saunders earned A-10 Pitcher of the Week and Rookie of the Week by throwing back to back shutouts including one against Xavier.
He's eight and one so far this season and leads the team with a 3.09 ERA.
Drafted by the Phillies last year, he says choosing college over the minors was the way to go.
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[vo-nat]
[super=03-Blacksburg/April 12;]


The Hokies are 24-15 and two right now. Coach Chuck Hartman expected more at the start of the season, but injuries have shaken up the batting lineup as well as the pitching staff.
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[IN Q=there's been]

(())
[SUPER=01-Chuck Hartman/Va. Tech Head Coach;]
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[S-NHL]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-60 tc 1:12:46]
[GRAPHIC=NHL]


Philadelphia was hoping to fly through its play off series with Buffalo. The Flyers held a three to nothing lead going into game four of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buffalo, NY/Empire;]


The Sabres took the lead on the power play as Curtis Brown makes it one-nothing Buffalo in the first.
The Sabres went up two noting in the second but Flyers battle back and Keith Primeau ties it at two. But Buffalo is still alive winning it three to two in overtime.
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[S-Softball]


[ANCHOR=DENISE]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-66 4:35]
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Roanoke College faces a battle with ODAC rival Bridgewater on the softball diamond this afternoon at five.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Roanoke is 31 and 2 and ranked ninth in the national fast pitch coaches association poll.
The new rankings should be out this week and the Lady Maroons should move up. One of the major secrets to success has been the influx of local talent. Half the team is from either Salem, Roanoke County, Vinton or Blacksburg.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="We've]
[SUPER=01-Kari Whitney/Roanoke Senior from Cave Spring; :00]
[SUPER=01-Amy Layman/Roanoke Pitcher from Glenvar; :24]

((KARI WHITNEY/FORMER CAVE SPRING STAR AND ROANOKE PITCHER:WE GOT A LOT OF TALENT OUT OF THE AREA. I KNOW COMING FROM CAVE SPRING WE'VE GOT A LOT OF GIRLS COMING OUT OF THERE THAT ARE LOOKING TO GO D-I EVEN AND I KNOW THAT ARE PLAYING IN COLLEGE RIGHT NOW. IT'S TOUGH COMPETITION AROUND THIS AREA AND TRYING TO GET SOME OF THOSE GIRLS OVER HERE AT ROANOKE COLLEGE, I THINK IT HELPS OUT A LOT.)) ((AMY LAYMAN/FORMER GLENVAR STAR AND ROANOKE PITCHER:I THINK IT WAS A LOT OF PRESSURE TRYING TO DECIDE WHERE I WANTED TO PLAY AND YOU KNOW, YOU GET ALL THAT PRESSURE FROM PEOPLE SAYING TO PLAY DIVISION I. BUT I THOUGHT I REALLY WANTED TO CONCENTRATE ON ACADEMICS EVEN THOUGH SOFTBALL IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO ME, BUT I CAN STILL HAVE A ROLL IN SOFTBALL HERE AND IT'S TURNED OUT TO BE THE BEST THING. I LOVE IT HERE SO MUCH. ))
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Today's game is at the Moyer Sports Complex.


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Ed Martin, the head football coach of George Washington high school in Danville is at Cornell University Medical Center in New York, where he is being treated for an unspecified heart problem.
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Many of you remember that Martin underwent open heart surgery in 1995 and missed the first five games of that season.
At that time, Martin had a valve replaced. But the doctors at Cornell hope to correct his current problem with medication.
Martin has been at GW for 14 years. Before that he coached Brookville for five seasons.
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The Virginia Tech spring football game is Saturday, April 29th at Lane Stadium.
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One of the players on the offensive side of the ball who is tough to overlook is redshirt freshman wide receiver Ernest Wilford.
The Richmond native who also played at Fork Union Military Academy is being compared favorably to current Detroit Lion, Herman Moore.
Much of that comparison is sue to his six foot five inch frame. But he also has a tremendous work ethic and he's not afraid to ask questions.
Besides leaning on position coach Tony Ball, Wilford is also looking up to fellow wide out Andre Davis. Both players are excellent track men and both have been playing football a relatively short time.
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Ernest wears number 19 because he also tries to emulate NFL receiver Keyshawn Johnson and because he says at the age of 19 he turned his life around for the better.
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Unfortunately, you will have to wait until the fall to see Ernest in action. A disappointing high ankle sprain that he suffered last Wednesday will keep him on the sidelines for the rest of the Spring.
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The concept of bonding with your pet is reaching new heights.
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This California pet owner isn't just taking his dog Buddy for a walk, he's taking him hang gliding.
The five year old Labrador suites up just like his owner.
And when the owner takes the glider by the handles... Buddy is right with him... attached to his shoulders.
You can see it was a successful flight.
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