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A search is underway for a missing plane- that was headed for Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]


Police charge a man saying he deliberately forced a car into a train's path.
Plus if all the hotels are full, why are some hotel managers unhappy in Lynchburg?
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[Talent-Jean]
Plus your Easter Weekend Forecast.
News 7 is next.

[Plane-Search]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A plane that was supposed to be on its way to Roanoke is missing tonight- and now a search is on.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
Authorities say the small private plane was on its way from Nashville to Roanoke when it disappeared from radar just before noon today.
The Civil Air Patrol is conducting a search about three miles south of Norton- in far Southwest Virginia.
Five people were on board the flight-- two adults and three children.
The plane is a Mooney-twenty.
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[Train-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It seems the unthinkable- someone deliberately forcing a car into a train's path-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sinking Spring, PA]


But that's what police say a 22 year old man did in Pennsylvania-
Police have charged Carlos Santiago alleging that he used his vehicle to forcibly push another car into a train's path-
Santiago's ex-girlfriend, another woman and two babies were all killed.
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((LT. ED SNYDER/PA STATE POLICE: SHE STOPPED, HE HIT HER IN THE REAR END, THEY BOTH STOPPED MOMENTARILY AND THEN HE ACCELERATED AND PUSHED HER ACROSS THE TRACKS.)) ((RACHEL KOHL/WITNESS: I HEARD THE SCREECH OF THE TRAIN TRYING OT STOP AND THE CAR WAS TWIRLING AND TWIRLING.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Ed Snyder/PA State Police; 00]
[Super=01-Rachael Kohl/Witness; 09]
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[OUT Q=TWIRLING AND TWIRLING.]
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[VO-NAT]


The ex-girlfriend Candace Wertz had called 9-1-1 on her cell phone just moments before the crash.
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[Tanker-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI;]


A fiery crash in Michigan- a tanker truck ran off a major interstate- rolled down and embankment and burst into flames.
Emergency workers quickly got to the scene but the truck was already engulfed in flames-
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[Bedford-Tree]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A freak accident in Bedford County this afternoon- involving a tree- Authorities say 40 year old Malcolm Charles Hargis of Bedford was killed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


State police say Hargis was driving this pickup truck- headed south on Route 221 near Goode when high winds apparently toppled a tree onto his vehicle.
Hargis was killed instantly.. his truck spun out and hit the guardrail.
Another woman was injured when she swerved to avoid the accident.
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[Henry-Verdict]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A jury convicted a 35-year old Henry County man of murder tonight- for the shooting death of his 77 year old uncle.

A jury took three hours to find Darryl Law guilty of second degree murder-
Law shot Ernest Eggleston- also known as "Coon-tey" in the uncle's home- in front of Law's two aunts.
It happened on October 1st.
Jurors recommended a 25 year sentence- A judge will formally sentence Law in June.

[Fire-Chief]


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Lynchburg's search for a new fire chief has come to an end.
Sources tell News7 that Cecil "Buddy" Martinette was offered and accepted the job today.
Martinette is a 23- year veteran of the Virginia Beach fire department, where he's been serving as a battalion chief.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape]


Martinette will replace chief Fred Mills, who announced last September he was stepping down to spend more time with his family.
Mills will return to his old job as battalion chief within the department.
No word yet on when Martinette will start his new job in Lynchburg.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [04/21/2000] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Clinton-Fundraising]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Was there illegal fundraising in the 1996 Clinton Gore re-election campaign?
The ongoing investigation moved forward today-
Prosecutors interviewed both President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore.
The President was questioned today- The Vice President faced prosecutors on Tuesday.
The White House spokesman says both voluntarily agreed to be interviewed- and are cooperating fully with the Justice Department.

[Cuban-Boy]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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An agreement appears to be in the works tonight-- that would reunite Elian Gonzalez with his father--immediately.
Terisa Estacio has the details from Miami:
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[IN Q=]
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[SUPER=01-Rev. Joan Campbell/Nat. Council of Churches; :21]
[SUPER=01-Ramon Sanchez/Cuban Democracy Movement; 1:12]
[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/Reporting; 1:16]
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((With the clock racing towards inevitable government action to reunite Elian Gonzalez with his father, there's an 11th hour move to end the standoff peacefully. Attorney General Janet Reno is working with outside intermediaries on a possible agreement that would transfer the six-year-old from his Miami relatives, back to his father.
(SOT: Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, National Council of Churches)

201 "obviously the family in Miami thinks that something is coming closer" Sources say the Justice Department is ready to send in Federal Marshals and Immigration agents to retrieve little Elian. That was the probable topic of conversation when Elian's father, Juan Miguel Gonzalez, met with the Attorney General Friday afternoon for 15 minutes.
(SOT: Rev. Joan Brown)

2723 "rumors are wild right now, and less is going on than the rumors would indicate"
(NATS)

Meanwhile in Miami's Little Havana section, the mood is running hot. As the threat of government action looms demonstrators are becoming agitated. Police are more visible. Protestors are pledging peace but violence is still a concern.
(SOT: Ramon Sanchez/Democracy Movement)

If we need to make a statement, peacefully about our position in regards to having the marshals and the US government respect the law, then we might have to put our hands up so that the marshals have to arrest in a non-violent way"))
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=jha]
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Still to come on News 7, property lines interfere with one candidates race for Mayor.
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[VO-NAT]


And some Danville students are recycling ideas of the seventies and getting a jump on Earth Day.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[OUT Q=THE BIG 7"]
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens in the News 7 sports office with our nightly report from Greensboro as Hall Sutton catches fire and fans get a chance to get in the swing of things. The Roanoke Steam welcomes a former Dallas Cowboy to town and its roster and the Yankees run into a redhot pitcher nor

th of border tonight on the Big 7.))[Nicely]


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A Vinton Mayoral candidate has been told by Roanoke County Election officials he can't run for office.
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[SUPER=203-Roanoke]


They told Andy Nicely his home is in Roanoke City -- and therefore he is not a Vinton resident.
But Nicely says a good portion of his property is in the town -- not to mention he pays property tax in Vinton and Roanoke County -- and has been a registered voter in the county for six years.
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[SOT15:09:15]
[IN Q=They have given]

((ANDY NICELY/VINTON MAYORAL CANDIDATE:THEY HAVE GIVEN ME A DEADLINE TO APPEAL THEIR DECISION AND MY ATTORNEY IS LOOKING AT MY OPTIONS. RIGHT NOW BASICALLY WE'RE IN A WAIT AND SEE MODE))
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Nicely says if things don't work out this election -- he will run again.
He say he's already working on getting his Roanoke property annexed to Vinton and Roanoke County.
Roanoke County Election officials could not be reached for comment.
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[Female-Prisoners]


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Roanoke is the only place in Virginia where female prisoners have as many work privileges as the men.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


That's because Deputy Nicole Butterworth has created a female inmate work crew: the only one in the state.
They paint city pools, clean parks, remove trash from the roads -- anything the city needs.
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[SOT 9:02:37]
[IN Q=It's wonderful]

((IT'S WONDERFUL. WE GET PEOPLE WHO STOP ALL THE TIME AND THEY'RE REALLY PROUD OF WHAT WE'RE DOING. LIKE I SAID A LOT OF TIMES THEY HAVE TO DO A DOUBLETAKE BECAUSE THEY'RE USED TO SEEING MEN.))
[SUPER=01-Nicole Butterworth/Roanoke Sheriff's Department;]
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[VO-NAT]

Butterworth says the women saved Roanoke 200-thousand-dollars in labor last year. They also learn skills that can help them after their jail time's up.
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[SOT 9:11:41]
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((YOU CAN MAKE GOOD MONEY PAINTING. THAT MAY BE SOMETHING I DECIDE I WANT TO DO.))
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[VO-NAT]

Only women with less than six months to serve and non-violent records are eligible. Next year Butterworth hopes to add a second female crew.
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[Campbell-Threats]


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Campbell County authorities marked the one- year anniversary of Columbine yesterday by dealing with two separate threats to schools there.
Authorities say a 15-year- old boy made an e-mail threat about shooting people at Rustburg Middle and Rustburg High School.
He's been charged with communicating a threat to damage persons or property.
And charges are pending against a 14-year- old boy who allegedly threatened to throw pipe bombs into William Campbell Middle School.

[Gun-Buyback]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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Roanoke will trade guns for gift certificates next month.
It's officially called a "buyback" program .. but if you turn in a gun, you get a gift certificate worth at least 50 dollars to Tanglewood Mall and nearby stores.
The program runs each Saturday in May, at Fire-EMS stations around the city.
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[VO-NAT]


Things start May 6th, at Station 7 on Memorial Avenue Southwest.
The next week, its on to Station 9 on 24th Street Northwest.
On the 20th, the program moves to Station 6 on Jamison Avenue Southeast.
And things wrap up the 27th at Station 2 on Noble Avenue Northeast.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The hope is to remove as many guns as possible off Roanoke streets.
Your federal tax dollars are paying for the gift certificates.

[Delightful-Occasions]


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A pandering charge against the owner of a lingerie will be dropped.
But Marvin Wittington has to make sure that the women in his escort service stay out of trouble.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 10]


Wittington was accused of promoting prostitution after police raided his store last month.
An exotic dancer from Delightful Occasions was also charged with agreeing to have sex with an undercover police officer.
In court today, Wittington waived a preliminary hearing.
The prosecutor agreed not to pursue indictments against him, as long as Wittington's business stays legal.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=jha]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Up next on News 7, hundreds headed to a college graduation in Lynchburg may be left out in the cold.
Find out why when we return.
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[VO-NAT]


And a local church is remembering Good Friday by reminding everyone else what it stands for.
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[Graduation-Hotels]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Three of Lynchburg's four major colleges are holding graduation exercises on the same day.. and the overflow is causing problems for local hotels.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The weekend of May 13th has all of the area's 15-hundred hotel rooms booked... and hotel managers say it's almost too much of a good thing.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It really]

((DAVE FRANCIS/ BEST WESTERN: IT REALLY IS A DISSERVICE TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF THE GRADUATES WHEN THEY TRY TO COME INTO TOWN AND ALL THE HOTELS ARE FULL AND THE RESTAURANTS ARE PACKED.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Francis/ Best Western]
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[VO-NAT]


Chamber of Commerce officials say they have tried to get the schools to stagger their graduation days, but the schools ultimately decide on their academic calendars.
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[United-Way]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The search is on for a new president to head up the Roanoke Valley United Way.
Bob Kulinski announced today that he's leaving, to take a similar job in Akron, Ohio.
Kulinski has been president of the Roanoke charity for the past 15 years.
When he first came here, United Way contributions came to about 3-point-3 million dollars.
Now, the campaign brings in twice that amount.
Kulinski's new job starts in June.

[Earth-Day]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The national Earth Day celebrations are tomorrow but some Danville students got a head start and celebrated today.

Surae Chinn has a wrap up of all the activities that went on at Glenwood Magnet School.
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[SUPER=@Surae1; :36]
[SUPER=01-Jody Kane/Earth Day Coordinator; :53]
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(([nats 1:35:20 "now put it on top"] [RUNS:03]
[SOT 1:44:05]

((BRITTANY SCOTT/5TH GRADER: I JUST THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUN.))
These students had lots of it. Pounding away on birdhouses, listening to speakers and in the process learning.
[SOT 1:44:27]

((SHERI JOHNSON/5TH GRADER: WE HAVE TO KEEP THE AIR CLEAN AND THE WATER SO ALL ANIMALS AND LIVING THINGS CAN LIVE.)) [RUNS:06] [NATS OF HAMMER 1:35:10]
[SOT 1:41:12]

((JODY KANE/EARTH DAY COORDINATOR: THEY'RE LEARNING HOW TO RECYCLE AND USE THINGS ORGANIC. THEY'RE LEARNING HOW NATIVE AMERICANS WERE THE ORIGINAL ENVIRONMENTALIST WITHOUT REALLY KNOW THAT THEY'RE LEARNING.)) [RUN:07]
Learning through these earth day activities is a lot like what these students learn in the classroom every day.
[SOT 1:49:50]

((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: GLENWOOD IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE SCHOOL WHERE STUDENTS GET TO LEARN ABOUT ANIMALS, THE WEATHER AND ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE ENVIRONMENT. EARTH DAY ALLOWS THESE STUDENTS TO PRACTICE WHAT THEY KNOW THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.)) [RUNS:10]
And it all boils down to one message:
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((JODY KANE/EARTH DAY COORDINATOR: TO HELP SAVE OUR ENVIRONMENT. YOU AND I ARE GOING TO DIE 20 TO 30 YEARS BUT OUR CHILDREN ARE STILL GOING TO BE HERE LONGER THAN THAT AND WE WANT THEM TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT SO THEY HAVE A PLACE TO LIVE.)) [RUNS: 12]
Students like Sheri Johnson have learned that message along with the joy of making it happen. Surae Chinn, News7, Danville.))
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[S-Extra]


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The Caps try to stay alive again tonight against the Pens, Sutton rips 'em up in Greensboro. Plus, we'll let off some Steam and truck it in Nascar.
But first in tonight's Extra Point
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Toronto, Canada/Blue Jays-MLB; :00]

Joe Torre saw his Yankees' eight game winning streak come to a halt tonight in Toronto as Blue Jays pitcher David Carpenter tossed a complete game five hitter at the Yanks. He struck out three and didn't walk a batter as the Jays win 8-to-3.
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[S-NHL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Two of the top regular season teams in the NHl faced do or die situations in their respective first round playoff series last night. One did and one did not.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/HTS; :00]

The second seeded Washington Caps seemed doomed from the start in their series with the Penguins, and last night proved that point even further. With the score tied at on in the third, Jaromir Jagr gets the game winning accidentally as his pass ricochets off the Caps Calle Johansson and right in the net.
[super=31-Pittsburgh/2/Washington/1/Pens Win Series 4-1;]

Pittsburgh wins 2-to-1 and takes the series 4 games to 1.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
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The St. Louis Blues also faced elimination, but they rallied to beat San Jose 5-to-3. They still trail the series 3 games to 2.

[S-Sutton]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The winds of change were blowing yesterday in Greensboro, but they certainly didn't affect PGA veteran Hal Sutton. The US Ryder cup member dropped in 11 birdies in route to an eight under par round of 64 yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Second Round; :00]

Sutton is now 13 under par for the tournament and five strokes in front of his nearest competitor - a guy named Barry Cheesman, who has never won on tour. Sutton shot 31 on the back nine today. Sutton made some great shots, but this had to be the best one of the day by any on the course. Take a look at Tim Herron from the thick rough around the green on the par three 17th hole. He just flops it right in the hole.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=GGO]

Defending champ Jesper Parnivik is at six under par, Davis LOve the third is at 3 under, while Tom Lehman is at one under par. The cut ended up being at even - and that means former Greensboro champs Andy Bean and Fuzzy Zoeller both missed the cut.

[S-GGO]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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You can watch the final two rounds of the Chrysler Classic right here on Your Hometown Station today and Tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :00]

But if you're planning on heading to the Triad this weekend for the final two rounds you'll notice that the tournament organizers have a few extras awaiting fans this year. The most notable and visible is the Bloomberg Golf Expo located right beside the pros practice tee.
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[SUPER=01-Dick Baker/Tournament Director; :00]
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[OUT Q=...the whole family."]
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[S-Hensley]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Craftsman truck series drivers are the only NASCAR wheel men making turns on this Easter weekend. They are in Portland for today's Line-X 225 event on the two mile road course. Greg Biffle won the pole in qualifying last night while Jimmy Hensley was 9th.
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[VO-NAT]

So far this season this series has been trucking back and forth across the country going from Florida to Phoenix, to California, all the way back to Martinsville and this week all the way back out west to Oregon.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="It kind...]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Hensley/Starts 9th Today in Portland; :00]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=...COME BACK HOME AGAIN."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

The criss-crossing jet lag inducing travel won't cease anytime soon. After this weekend's trip to Oregon, the month of May takes the truck series from Illinois to Tennessee and then back to Colorado.
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[S-Bodine]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Cup guys will be in California next week, but they all have this Easter weekend off. My bet is that no one understands the meaning of this religious holiday more than veteran driver Geoffrey Bodine.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/February 18; :00]

Back in February, Bodine was involved in one of the most horrific crashes in NASCAR history when his Craftsman Truck was shredded in a race at Daytona.
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

He suffered multiple injuries in the accident, but has recovered remarkably and returned to the track in Richmond for a test session this week.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'M MORE THANKFUL...]
[SUPER=01-Geoffrey Bodine/Turned 51 On Tuesday;:00]
[RUNS=:33]
[OUT Q=...I USED TO."]
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[S-Othell]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=NONE]
[GRAPHIC=OTHELL WILSON]

The Saint Mary's College basketball coach that most us remember as a feisty guard during his playing days at UVa is a free man last night. Othell Wilson was acquitted yesterday of charges he kidnapped and raped his former girlfriend. Wilson spent most of Wednesday and Thursday on the witness stand denying the charges but admitting that he wrote a threatening letter to the 20 year old coed. After deliberating for two and hall hours yesterday the jury found Wilson not guilty. He had been on paid leave since his arrest last September.

[S-Steam]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
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The Roanoke Steam's home opener is set for May sixth at the Roanoke Civic Center against Tulsa. All indications are that it will be quite an event.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="it's]

((TOMMY BENIZIO/STEAM GENERAL MANAGER:))
[SUPER=01-Tommy Benizio/Steam General Manager; :00]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=.....eight saturdays]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Today; :00]


The Steam line up welcomes former Dallas Cowboy Derrick McBride to the team. He played part of the 1996 season on the Cowboys practice squad and hopes to make a difference with his play and his position as a role model.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I just]
[SUPER=01-Derrick McBride/Steam Receiver & Defensive Back; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=...right way like that"]
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[Living-Cross]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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A Shawsville church celebrated Good Friday with the tradition of hanging members on the cross.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Shawsville;]


Members of the Seneca Baptist Church participated in a "Living Crucifixion" ... in honor of the day Jesus was crucified.
This is third year the church has observed the tradition... and the first year women have been part of it.
The crucifixion provided a spectacle for many people passing by on the highway.
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[SOT 15:15:34 - 53]
[IN Q=We've had people]

((VIRGIL McHONE/SENECA BAPTIST PASTOR: WE'VE HAD PEOPLE DRIVE FROM PENNSYLVANIA LAST YEAR JUST TO SEE IT. THEY HEARD ABOUT IT AND THEY WANTED TO COME TO SEE IT, BUT MOST OF THE REACTION THAT WE HAVE HERE IS THAT PEOPLE STOP. A LADY FROM SHENANDOAH VALLEY STOPPED JUST A WHILE AGO AND SHE WAS IN TEARS AND SHE SAID, "THANK Y'ALL FOR REMINDING ME WHAT CHRIST DID FOR ME. KEEP IT UP."))
[SUPER=01-Virgil McHone/Seneca Baptist Pastor;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=keep it up.]
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[VO-NAT]


The living crucifixion lasted nine hours.
But most participants didn't stay up that long. (------------)