[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

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[V/O-NAT]
Full to overflowing. Suddenly there's more water than the city reservoir can hold. A live report from Carvins Cove is up next on NEWS 7.
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[TALENT=Keith]


And a local lawyer faces arson charges.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Tonight on the News 7 sports, we'll hear from the redhot Roanoke College softball team. We'll revisit Tech's spring practice and talk with another of the promising redshirt freshmen ready to play some Beamer Ball.
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[VO-NAT]

And GW Danville head football coach Ed Martin is in the hospital tonight with more heart problems.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


The sky wasn't falling last night but it sure seemed like it. Slow drying and a return to warmer weather in the forecast.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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[VO-NAT]

[***USE NAT SOUND**]
It's been a long wait, but tonight Carvins Cove is full. Water is spilling over the dam.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Carvins-Cove]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#00-05 TC47:15]
[GRAPHIC=Carvins Cove Full Pond]


Water restrictions came to an end weeks ago, but the definitive sign that Roanoke's water crisis is over came this morning when the level reached the spillway.
[Double Boxes=Keith and JoeD/Microwave]


Joe Dashiell is there tonight with more on this milestone.
[Live=joeD Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Carvins Cove;]
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(Rollcue:pushed us over the top.)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Today's a wonderful]
[SUPER=01-Jesse Perdue/Water Dept. Manager; :00]
[SUPER=01-Linda Shiflett/Carvins Cove Visitor; :39]
[RUNS=:52]
[OUT Q=see water again.]



[Live=JoeD Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Carvins Cove;]
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[Double Boxes=ROBIN and JoeD/Microwave]


[First-Wx]
[TALENT=Robin]

[TOSS FROM JOE D]
[SS=NONE]WEATHER CENTER

[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER STORY TOMORROW FORECAST

[TOSS BACK TO KEITH][Painter]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-09 TC1:29:26]
[GRAPHIC=Arson]


A well-known Blacksburg defense attorney and occasional political contender is being charged with setting several fires in Montgomery County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/December 1996;]


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


Sources say Painter is the suspect in a series of minor fires that were set in a subdivision going up behind his house.
Painter has not been served with the warrants.
Sources say he checked into a Roanoke hospital over the weekend for personal reasons.
Painter was unavailable and his family had no comment.
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[Williams]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-04 TC1:44:28]
[GRAPHIC=Terry Williams]


A death row inmate from Danville has NOT only won a new sentencing hearing.
He's made legal history.
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[VO-NAT]


Terry Williams has been on death row twice as long as any other inmate now on death row.
The U-S Supreme Court ruled today -- for the first time ever -- that Williams' trial lawyers performed so poorly that they may have prejudiced the jury to choose death over a life sentence.
Even Danville Circuit Judge James Ingram agreed.
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[SOT 16:49:08]
[IN Q=This is the]

((BRIAN POWERS/WILLIAMS' ATTORNEY: THIS IS THE ONLY CASE IN THE LAST 25 YEARS, AND PERHAPS MUCH LONGER, BUT THE 25 YEARS THAT WE'VE LOOKED AT, THIS WOULD BE THE ONLY CASE WHERE A MAN IS EXECUTED WHERE TWO EXPERIENCED TRIAL JUDGES HAD BOTH FOUND SERIOUS DEFICIENCIES AT THE TRIAL.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Powers/Williams' Attorney;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=at the trial.]
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[VO-NAT]


The justices say the jurors should have been told of Williams' mental retardation and childhood abuse.
Williams offered a confession to the murder of his friend, Harris Stone, when arrested for another crime.
Stone's body had to be exhumed to find out if he'd even been murdered.
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[TALENT=Keith]
[SS=Supreme Court]


Williams' case is also a landmark because the U-S Supreme Court narrowly reasserted federal "habeas corpus" rights for criminal defendants.
It was the first high court test of the Anti-Terrorism Effective Death Penalty Act passed in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing-- five years ago tomorrow.

[Washington]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-06 TC48:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Governor Jim Gilmore's staff says he is willing to consider a new D-N-A test for Earl Washington.
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[VO-NAT]


Washington's death sentence for the 1982 rape and murder of a Culpeper woman was commuted to life in prison in 1994.
It was the last official act of Governor Doug Wilder, before he left office.
Now, Washington's attorneys say there's a swab of D-N-A that's never been tested... and new D-N-A techniques that could conclusively prove Washington's innocence.
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[Radford-Transplant]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#00-01 TC1:50:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Complete strangers are giving a Radford family hope that their infant son will make it.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave]


Teresa Hamilton is at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center where close to a thousand people turned out today in hopes of saving the baby's life.
[Live=Teresa Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]
[SUPER=05-Montgomery Co.;]
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(Rollcue:bone marrow donor.)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Patrick Moore/Baby's Father; :00]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :11]
[SUPER=01-Bill Craft/Potential Donor; :25]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Last Week;; :52]
[SUPER=01-Rozetta Reed/Bone Marrow Donor; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=save them]




[Live=Teresa Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Montgomery Co.;]
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[Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave]



[EchoStar]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC18:38]
[GRAPHIC=Echostar]


EchoStar Communications has chosen the location for its new 16-million dollar call center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


The direct broadcast satellite company will build in Christiansburg's Falling Branch Industrial Park.
The site was chosen because of its proximity to I-81 and room for future expansion.
EchoStar kicked off the search for 14-hundred workers at job fairs two weeks ago.
The company expects to begin training next month.
It hopes to move into the industrial park by Fall.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Still ahead on News 7 at Six, a Danville civil war site is getting new use.
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[VO-NAT]


And find out how last winter's search for a missing Nelson County girl is changing the way search and rescue workers do their job.
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[WEB-Announce]
[Comm#1]



[Nelson-Search]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-57 TC1:56:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two months after she got lost and died in the woods near her Nelson County home, the family of Jackie Holden is hoping to prevent a similar tragedy from happening again.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Her disappearance]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co./February 22nd; :05]
[SUPER=01-Jim Holden/Grandfather; :16 QUIICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Amy Holden/Mother; :37]
[SUPER=01-Ray Uttaro/Nelson Co. Emer. Services; 1:02]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:11]
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[OUT Q=News7, Nelson County.]

(( Her disappearance sparked an outpouring of community support seldom seen in Nelson County.
Hundreds of people took part in the three- day search for eight- year- old Jackie Holden.. now two months after her death, Jackie's family is looking to give something back.
[SOT 00:37:40 #1]

((JIM HOLDEN/GRANDFATHER: THE ODDS ARE IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO GET LOST.))
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[OUT Q=to get lost.]


The Holdens are making good use of the four- thousand dollars donated in Jackie's name since February.
500 dollars will be spent making a training video to teach children and adults how to survive should they ever become lost.
Another check will help build a memorial garden at Jackie's elementary school.
[SOT 14:04:59 #2]

((AMY HOLDEN/MOTHER: I FEEL THAT THIS IS A WAY THAT I CAN HONOR JACKIE IN A WAY THAT SHE BROUGHT JOY TO MY LIFE, I WANT TO BRING JOY IN HER DEATH, INSTEAD OF GRIEF.))
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[OUT Q=instead of grief.]


Most importantly, money and supplies are now being solicited to help start Nelson County's own search and rescue group.. a team of trained volunteers who could be called on at a moment's notice.
[SOT 00:47:19 #1]

((RAY UTTARO/NELSON CO. EMERGENCY SERVICES: IT'S ALSO GOOD TO HAVE WHAT WE WOULD CALL A FIRST RESPONDER GROUP IN THE AREA AND THE MORE PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY WE HAVE TRAINED, THE FASTER WE CAN HAVE THEM ON THE SCENE, WITH GREAT KNOWLEDGE, TO BE ABLE TO GET OUT THERE IN THE WOODS.))
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[OUT Q=in the woods.]



Steve Smallshaw, News7, Nelson County.))
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN GRAPHIC]
[ANCHOR=Keith]


Contributions to the Jackie Holden Memorial Fund can be dropped off at any branch of F-and-M bank or mailed to P.O. Box 145, Shipman, Virginia.. 22971.

[County-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC28:54]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


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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[Falwell]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-03 TC1:46:40]
[GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell]


He says he doesn't even care whom they vote for.. the Reverend Jerry Falwell just wants to see ten million new voters come to the polls this November.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Falwell's sending out voter registration packets to 200- thousand pastors across the country.
His plan is coming under fire from groups that believe the church has no business in politics.
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[SOT 00:10:16]
[IN Q=I fully expected]

((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY U. CHANCELLOR: I FULLY EXPECTED THE PEOPLE FOR THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE, THE A-C-L-U, THE PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY TO BE UPSET OVER THIS BECAUSE THEY'RE SO AGGRESSIVELY AND ARROGANTLY COMMITTED TO ELECTING LIBERAL CANDIDATES TO EVERY OFFICE THAT IT BLOWS THEIR MIND WHEN RELIGIOUS CONSERVATIVES ALSO GET TOGETHER IN GREAT NUMBERS.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Liberty Univ. Chancellor]
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[OUT Q=in great numbers.]
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[VO-NAT]


Falwell points out his voter campaign is not endorsing or opposing any candidates.
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[Bowers]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-11 TC17:50]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Four men are running for mayor of Roanoke.
But David Bowers says he's the only one who has the support of the city's minorities.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke]


Black leaders held a news conference this morning, to endorse the mayor.
A fellow Democrat says Bower's opponents are practicing a strategy of divide and conquer.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=What they've done]

((ONZLEE WARE: WHAT THEY'VE DONE IS THROW ENOUGH PEOPLE IN THE RACE, HOPING THAT THERE'LL BE ENOUGH CONFUSION, PEOPLE OF ALL COLORS, REPUBLICANS AND INDEPENDENT REPUBLICANS, AND BY BRINGING SO MANY PEOPLE IN THE RACE THAT THEY'LL DIVIDE OUR VOTE.))
[SUPER=201-Onzlee Ware/Bowers Supporter;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=divide our vote.]
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[VO-NAT]


Ware and others say despite some mistakes Bowers has made, he's still the best candidate.
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[Stocks]


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


Wall street has erased much of Friday's record drop. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-x/184.91/10767.42/x/254.36/3793.52/x/1.69/106.39;]


The DOW gained 185 points while NASDAQ surged ahead 254-- it's second record gain in a row.
The Bloomberg NEws 7 Index gained a point and two-thirds.
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[Rail-Trails]


[ANCHOR=6pm]
[NEWSCAST=Keith]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=99-59 TC1:35:57]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Historians are trying to preserve Danville's rich Civil War History by turning it into a trail.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The Virginia Civil War Trails organization made a stop in Danville to dedicate the Richmond-Danville Railroad trail today.
The site played a crucial role before, during and after the Civil War.
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[SOT 1:21:14]
[IN Q=On all of our sites]

((MITCH BOWMAN/CIVIL WAR TRAILS EX. DIR.: ON ALL OF OUR SITES WE LIKE TO TELL THE TRAVELERS WHAT OCCURRED EXACTLY WHERE THEY ARE STANDING AND WE HAVE REPRODUCED SOME VERY INTERESTING FACTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS AND MAPS ON THE MARKERS SHOW RIGHT WHERE THEY ARE AND WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE MORE THAN 130 YEARS AGO.))
[SUPER=01-Mitch Bowman/Civil War Trails Exec. Director;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=130 years ago.]
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[VO-NAT]


The dedication marks the 5th historic Civil War Trails site recognized in Danville.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Tonight on News 7 sports, Rocker returns to the Diamond, Ed Martin is back in the hospital, ankles are causing somes problems at UVa and Tech,
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[VO-NAT]

but problems are few and far between for the Roanoke College softball team that alreayd has topped the 30 win mark for the season.
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[S-Martin]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-64 2545tc]
[GRAPHIC=ED MARTIN]


We begin tonight with news concerning a coach who has been with Friday Football Extra since its birth in 1984. Ed Martin, the head football coach of George Washington high school in Danville is at Cornell University Medical Center in Ithaca, New York where he is being treated for an unspecified heart problem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00]

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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[S-Spring]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-65 2541TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL]


The Virginia Tech football team only has four more practices left before the spring game takes place on Saturday, April 29th at Lane Stadium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

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.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="That's...]
[SUPER=01-Ernest Wilford/Va. Tech Freshman Receiver; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; 11]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=...work at this thing."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

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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[SOT]
[IN Q="Andre is the biggest...]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=...RIGHT NOW."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] 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.
[SUPER=04-Last Wednesday; ]

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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[S-Ankle]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-52 2:06:22]
[GRAPHIC=UVa football]


The ankle injury bug also bit UVa this spring.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


Former Jefferson Forest star Jerton Evans will have all summer to heal a sprained ankle sustained in the spring game this past Friday. Evans was the Cavaliers leader in interceptions last season with 4 and he added 44 tackles.
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[S-Softball]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-66 4:35]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]


The Roanoke College softball team battles Bridgewater tomorrow afternoon at five at the Moyer Sports Complex in a match up of the top two teams in the ODAC.
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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. ))
[RUNS=:43]
[OUT Q=....love it here so much"]
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[S-ROCKER]


[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[NEWSCAST=SIX]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-60 tc 1:12:25]
[GRAPHIC=atlanta]


Atlanta Braves reliever John Rocker joins the club tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


The left-hander was suspended the first two weeks of the season for his inflammatory remarks about foreigners, minorities and gays.
Rocker says he has nothing more to say on the matter. (------------) The Braves host the Philadelphia Phillies.