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Coming up on News 7-
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Parents are furious- New video from inside Columbine high school is not only shown but also put up for sale.
A powerful group threatens a tourism boycott of Virginia.
The Salem Avalanche win tonight at home- Highlights coming up.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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((NAT SOUND MUSIC.))
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[OUT Q=TAKE AWAY THE GUNS.]
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[VO-NAT]


This is not a music video. It is graphic video from the Columbine School Shooting.
Now the tape is for sale and the outrage is just beginning.
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[Columbine]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The pictures show blood stained floors and bullet holes in windows- and most disturbing to many parents- the video was put to music.
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[SOT 20:07:55]
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((WILL YOU REMEMBER .. REMEMBER ME.))
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[OUT Q=REMEMBER ME.]
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[VO-NAT]

[**JEAN ON CART**]
While a portion of these tapes has already been seen- it is the suprise release of new and graphic footage from inside the high school that has outraged the community.
The footage was originally shown at law enforcement seminars on how to handle terrorist attacks.
But the decision to release the tapes and sell them to the public for 25 dollars a piece- has devastated parents.


Beth Nimmo's daughter died in the library- her son barely escaped- She says more video means more pain.
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[SOT 20:23:21]
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((BETH NIMMO/PARENT: SEEING THIS WHAT IT'S REALLY PAINFUL.))
[SUPER=01-Beth Nimmo/Victim's Mother;]
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[OUT Q=IT'S REALLY PAINFUL.]
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[VO-NAT]


The families have been fighting in court for access to the tapes- Up until last week the Sheriff's department had refused to release the tpaes to attorneys representing several of the victim's famlies in a lawsuit.
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[SOT]
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((WE ARE OUTRAGED.. UNTIL YESTERDAY.))
[SUPER=01-James Rouse/Attorney for Families]
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[OUT Q=UNTIL YESTERDAY.]
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[Anchor=-Jean]
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The County says it relesaed the tapes to the public to avoid more lawsuits.


[Zoo-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
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The 16 year old boy accused of shooting seven children at Washington's National Zoo has been charged as an adult.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


Antoine Jones is charged with assault with intent to commit murder in the shooting of an eleven year old boy.
He's being held without bond until a May 12th preliminary hearing -- if convicted he could face a life sentence.
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[Chapman]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A Radford man was found guilty tonight of plotting to kill three people -- one of them a judge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


The jury convicted Derrick Chapman of three counts of conspiring to commit capital murder.
Prosecutors said Chapman was hired in September by his friend Christopher DeMoranville to kill Montgomery County Circuit Judge Ray Grubbs.
They also discussed killing DeMoranville's parents ... all for two-million dollars.
In jail on other charges, DeMoranville told police about the plan.
Chapman's attorneys said that he never intended to carry out the hits ... just to take the money.
He'll be sentenced tomorrow.
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[Painter]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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A well-known Blacksburg attorney will have to answer to charges that he set fires in Montgomery County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/December 1996;]


Joseph Painter was indicted by a grand jury today on charges of arson and manufacturing explosives.
Sources say Painter is the suspect in a series of fires that in a subdivision being constructed behind his home.


Painter checked into an area hospital more than a week ago for undisclosed reasons.
He was unavailable for comment.
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[Truckers-Sleep]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Do truckers get enough sleep? The federal government wants to make sure they do-- by proposing stricter regulations on driving shifts.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Troutville]


The new regulations would require truckers to rest between 10 and 12 hours a day.
The 60-year old regulations that are currently in place require truckers to drive no more then 10 hours with 8 hours of rest.
Independent truck drivers like Bob Robinson say the proposed regulations are not needed.
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[SOT 2:22:48]
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((BOB ROBINSON/TRUCKER: IT JUST MAKES SENSE FOR THEM WANTING US TO RUN THEM 10 HOURS AND PARK THEM 12 YOU ADD THAT UP IN A YEARS TIME AND YOU'RE GOING TO LOOSE A LOT OF MONEY.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Robinson/Trucker]
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[OUT Q=a lot of money.]
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[VO-NAT]


However truckers who work for companies say the hours the federal government are proposing wouldn't affect them because most companies already require 10 hours of rest.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Andrew in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [04/26/2000] Andrew in WEATHER OFFICE Call for video
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[VO/NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA;]

BOSTON VIDEO
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[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][NAACP-Boycott]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC36:40]
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Governor Jim Gilmore will meet with black leaders in hopes of avoiding a boycott of Virginia's 11-point-7 BILLION dollar tourist industry.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


It could happen unless the N-double-A-C-P gets a promise from the Governor that he'll rescind his Confederate proclamation.
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[SOT 12:00:03]
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((KING SALIM KHALFANI/VIRGINIA NAACP: OTHER THAN EITHER RESCINDING THE PROCLAMATION OR VOWING NOT TO DO IT IN THE FUTURE, I MEAN, OTHER THAN THAT, WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK AT THE SAME PLACE NEXT APRIL....AND THAT'S UNACCEPTABLE FROM THIS POINT ON.))17
[SOT 11:54:51]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I WILL BE HAPPY TO MEET WITH MR. KHALFANI ... IF HE WISHES TO RAISE ADDITIONAL TOPICS THAT'S OKAY WITH ME.))10
[SUPER=01-King Salim Khalfani/Virginia NAACP; :00]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :18 ]
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[OUT Q=with me.]
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So after mis-routing the N-double-A-C-P's letter requesting such a meeting, the Governor's office now says it will try to set one up tomorrow.
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The Governor released a letter this afternoon, telling the N-double-A-C-P a boycott would hurt all Virginians.
The Governor says he's budgeted money for a slave museum and an African-American heritage trail.
His goal is to make Virginia the number one tourist destination in the South for black Americans.

[M'ville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=sch/nkr]
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Sunday night's fatal shooting in Martinsville may have been a domestic incident.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Sunday]


Today police released the name of the second victim.
She is the daughter of the suspect they're looking for.
18 year old Stacey Evon Rendon-Valdovinos is recovering at Wake Forest University Medical Center. The family has requested no information be released about her condition.
28 year old Jose Francisco Jimenez of Axton died in the shooting.
Officers found his body in a restaurant parking lot.
Authorities are looking for 38 year old Jose Luis Rendon whom they suspect is the trigger man.
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[Danville-Braves]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The city of Danville and the Atlanta Braves have a deal.
There will be a Braves team in Danville this year-- the agreement was made official today.
The move comes after the city sued the Danville Braves for not paying stadium rent fees.
Surae Chinn has the story and reaction from fans.
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[SUPER=01-Jerry Gwaltney/Danville City Manager; :42]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Baldwin/Atlanta Braves; :59]
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((THOMAS CANNON/DANVILLE BRAVES #1 FAN: THIS IS FROM THE FIRST YEAR))

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His home says it loud enough...hats, baseballs and cards. Thomas Cannon, to say it lightly is a major fan of the minor league Danville Braves.
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((THOMAS CANNON/DANVILLE BRAVES #1 FAN: I PROBABLY WOULD LIKE TO SAY I'M THE NUMBER ONE IF NOT ONE OF THE TOP FIVE FAN

THAT THEY HAVE OUT THERE.)) [RUNS:05]
But the team has been in turmoil since the city sued it for not paying thousands of dollars in stadium fees last year. That didn't worry fans like Cannon too much and he doesn't have to for at least another 3 years. After weeks of negotiations the city and the Atlanta Braves signed off on a new deal.
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((JERRY GWALTNEY/DANVILLE CITY MANAGER:THIS IS A NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH THE BRAVES IT IS ONE THAT IS A DIRECT RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM.)) [RUNS:05]
The contract includes raising stadium rent fees to a little more than 60 thousand dollars a year. That's 20 thousand dollars more than in the past.
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((BRUCE BALDWIN/ATLANTA BRAVES: YEAH IT'S A LITTLE HIGHER THAN WE WANT TO PAY AND IT'S HIGHER THAN WHAT THE AVERAGE IS IN THE LEAGUE BUT YOU KNOW THAT'S THE COST OF BUSINES SO WE ARE FINE WITH IT.)) [RUNS:07]
That's just fine by the city and Cannon who can continue to root for the home team.
[natsot 1:26:15]

((THOMAS CANNON/DANVILLE BRAVES FAN: I'M REALLY PROUD OF MY COLLECTION RIGHT REAL REAL PROUD OF IT.)) [RUNS:05]
Surae Chinn News 7, Danville.))
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Still ahead on News 7 at Eleven, we'll look back on the life of long-time Roanoke Councilman Jim Trout.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Boy Scouts head to the Supreme Court to keep gays out of their organization.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with highlights of a laugher in Salem as the Avs get a gift from the Warthogs. The Roanoke women advance in the ODAC lacrosse tournament. Steve Mason explores the future of the Express as the offseason postering begins. And the former Friday Football Extra star from Pulaski gets an NFL shot with the Browns tonight on the Big 7.))[Boy-Sc

outs]


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It's now up the United States Supreme Court to decide whether the Boy Scouts can ban homosexuals as Scout leaders.


The High court
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]

began hearing the case today.
It seems from James Dale- a man who joined the scouts when he was just eight years old- He earned more than 30 merit badges, became an Eagle Scout and then a Scout Master.
But in 1990 he was ousted when the scouts learned he was gay.
He sued for discrimination.
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((JAMES DALE/GAY BOY SCOUT: I BELIEVE IN WHAT SCOUTING IS ABOUT AND I'VE ALWAYS BELIEVED IN SCOUTING, THE REASON I DID THIS CARE ABOUT SCOUTING PROGRAMS.))
[SUPER=01-James Dale/Sued Boy Scouts;]
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[OUT Q=ABOUT SCOUTING PROGRAMS.]
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New Jersey's highest court ruled that the Scouts ban on gay troop leaders violated a state ban on discrimination in public accommodation. The scouts appealed.
A supreme court decision is expected in July.
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[Trout]


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A man who made one political come-back after another has lost his last fight a week before the election.
Jim Trout died last night.
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[V/O-NAT ]
He was a five-term Roanoke City Councilman.
Though his political career spanned five decades, he was no stranger to defeat.
In 1982 his eternal optimism was rewarded with a victory at the polls.
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[IN Q=I knew the type]

((IT KNEW THE TYPE OF VOTERS I HAD TO GET TO. I HAD A LOT OF GROUND TO COVER IN OVER-COMING A LOSER IMAGE. ))
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[OUT Q=a loser image.]
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[V/O-NAT ]
Just last week- -on Monday, Trout got up from his seat in the Council Chamber and collapsed in the hallway.
This time, his "thumbs up" attitude was not enough to pull off another come- back.
He died around 11:45 last night. Jim Trout was 70.
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[Roanoke-Mayor]


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He may be a long shot, but Duane Howard says he's looking forward to election day.
Running as an Independent candidate for mayor in the city of Roanoke, Howard has been working hard, and believes he is winning votes.
Tonight, Joe Dashiell has his story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A look at his license plate]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke; :11]
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[SUPER=220-Joe/Dashiell; :35 quick]
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((A look at his license plate reveals Duane Howard's optimism about the May 2nd election.
He doesn't have the resources of his opponents. Campaign Headquarters is a corner booth at a downtown restaurant.

But what he does have is time... and a pledge to serve as Roanoke's full-time mayor.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Crime and drugs]

((CRIME AND DRUGS AND SAFETY, POTHOLES, ALL OF THOSE PROBLEMS EMPLOYMENT THE ECONOMY, THEY AREN'T PART TIME ISSUES. THEY'RE FULL-TIME ISSUES AND THE PEOPLE ARE VERY RECEPTIVE AND VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF HAVING A FULL-TIME MAYOR. ))
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[OUT Q=having a full-time mayor.]


A native of Roanoke, who returned to the area four years ago, Howard is a neighborhood activist and a frequent critic of city hall. [NAT SOUND WITH VOTERS]
He says questions about council pay raises, the water crisis, and selection of the new city manager show the need for new faces on council.
[SOT 02:04:29]
[IN Q=If as a full time mayor]

((IF AS A FULLTIME MAYOR DURING THE NEXT FOUR YEARS, AND DID NOTHING MORE THAN WHAT I'M DOING NOW BY BEING IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS AND REACHING PEOPLE AND BRINGING PEOPLE IN TOUCH WITH THEIR GOVERNMENT AND LETTING THEM KNOW THEY HAVE A FRIEND AT CITY HALL, THEN IT WILL BE GREAT FOUR YEARS.))
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[OUT Q=great four years.]


Fighting rumors that he plans to drop out before election day, Howard says he's in the race til the end.
With each voter he meets, more confident that his message is hitting the mark.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Missing-man-update]


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An elderly man is safe in Pittsylvania County after he was missing for ten days.
Police found 65 year old Joseph Custer in good condition.
They found him at an old farm house in the county.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Elian Gonzalez may soon get some playmates from Cuba.
Details are still ahead on NEws 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And it's been in the works for years, but now it's underway.
Check out the latest attempt to get people off the Blue Ridge Parkway and into the Roanoke Valley.
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[Columbine]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The pictures show blood stained floors and bullet holes in windows- and most disturbing to many parents- the video was put to music.
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[SOT 20:07:55]
[IN Q=nat music]

((WILL YOU REMEMBER .. REMEMBER ME.))
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=REMEMBER ME.]
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[VO-NAT]

[**JEAN ON CART**]
While a portion of these tapes has already been seen- it is the suprise release of new and graphic footage from inside the high school that has outraged the community.
The footage was originally shown at law enforcement seminars on how to handle terrorist attacks.
But the decision to release the tapes and sell them to the public for 25 dollars a piece- has devastated parents.


Beth Nimmo's daughter died in the library- her son barely escaped- She says more video means more pain.
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[SOT 20:23:21]
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((BETH NIMMO/PARENT: SEEING THIS WHAT IT'S REALLY PAINFUL.))
[SUPER=01-Beth Nimmo/Victim's Mother;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=IT'S REALLY PAINFUL.]
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[VO-NAT]


The families have been fighting in court for access to the tapes- Up until last week the Sheriff's department had refused to release the tpaes to attorneys representing several of the victim's famlies in a lawsuit.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=20:22:43]

((WE ARE OUTRAGED.. UNTIL YESTERDAY.))
[SUPER=01-James Rouse/Attorney for Families]
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[OUT Q=UNTIL YESTERDAY.]
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[Anchor=-Jean]
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The County says it relesaed the tapes to the public to avoid more lawsuits.


[Cuban-Boy]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=nkr]
[TAPE#=net ]
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Elian Gonzalez will be able to spend time with Cuban friends while his Miami family fights to see him.
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[VO-NAT 20:09:30]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]

A former kindergarten teacher and a 10-year-old cousin flew to New York, then on to Maryland to be reunited with the boy. Four playmates may also come to the U-S... but they'd be limited to a two week stay.
[SUPER=03-St. Michaels, MD; 16:49:15]

In the meantime...Elian's Miami family is fighting to see him.
The relatives say the seclusion could be wreaking havoc on the boy.
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[SOT 16:49:34]
[IN Q=you are torn apart]

((YOU ARE TORN APART FROM THE FAMILY THAT'S BEEN CARING FOR YOU FOR FIVE MONTHS IN A VIOLENT MANNER AND THEN YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO EVEN TALK TO THEM ON THE PHONE OR SEE THEM IN PERSON.))
[SUPER=01-Lydia Usategui/Child Psychiatrist]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=them in person]
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[VO-NAT]


Another psychiatrist suggests the two sides work out their differences before the Miami family sees the boy. Those relatives are asking that a guardian check-in on the boy-- to make sure he stays put.
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[Parkway-Center]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kmc]
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Folks travelling along the Blue Ridge Parkway will eventually have another reason to stop in Roanoke County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Local and state leaders broke ground this morning on the Parkway's new interpretive center that'll provide an informative welcome to visitors.
Plans for the center have been in the works for the last two decades.
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[SOT 10:50:07]
[IN Q=It's going to]

((GARY JOHNSON/BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY: IT'S GOING TO TAKE A BROAD LOOK AT THE REGION IN TERMS OF WHAT THERE IS TO SEE AND DO AND IT'S REALLY GOING TO FOCUS ON INTERPRETING WHAT THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY IS, REALLY WHAT ITS MISSION IS, AS WELL AS CONSTRUCTION HISTORY.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Johnson/Blue Ridge Parkway;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=construction history.]
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[VO-NAT]


It'll cost about two- million dollars to build.
The work should be completed next spring or summer.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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The Avs get a win on a silver platter tonight at Salem Memorial. The Roanoke women advance in ODAC lacrosse. Steve Mason expresses himself. And Shayne Grahm hopes to be wearing one of those ugly Browns' uniforms in the future.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-New York, NY; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra point, Doc Rivers had a ugly team in the preseason, but the first year Orlando Magic coach turned it into a winner and as a result he was named the NBA's coach of the year today edging Phil Jackson.
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[OUT Q=...last score."]
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[S-Avalanche]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-61 12443 TC]
[GRAPHIC=AVALANCHE]


After getting washed out Tuesday night the Salem Avalanche and Winston-Salem Warthogs finally got to play a little baseball in theMemorial yard in Salem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Warthogs vs. Avalanche;:00]

We've had a lot of rain lately, so the grass looked really good night on the diamond. These guys were heckling the Warthogs tonight, and their jeers would pay off. Tied at 3-all in the 8th, Salem's Matt Holliday lifts a blooper into shallow left field. The Winston-Salem shortstop and third baseman do a nice job of getting into each other's way and the ball drops.
[SUPER=37-Winston-Salem/3/Salem/4;]

Then another error in the inning on the throw to first base would allow Holiday to score from second with the eventual game winner. The Avalanche wins last night 4-to-3.
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[S-Raptors]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-60]
[GRAPHIC=NBA PLAYOFFS]


The NBA playoffs continued last night for the Knicks and Raptors as they played game two of their best of five series in the Garden.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/TNT; :00]

After losing game one, Vince Carter and his Toronto mates were anxious to play much better in game two. And Vince would do just that as he glides to the hoops and buries the leaner. Carter finished tonight with 27 points.
His teammate Tracy McGrady just plain finished. The flying slam kept the Raptors on top.
[SUPER=32-Toronto/83/New York/84/Knicks Lead 2-0;]

The Knicks would get even late in the fourth and win it 84-to-83 to take a 2 games to none lead.
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[S-Lax]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-58 (2:02:37)]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC LOGO]


The ODAC women's lacrosse tournament got underway yesterday afternoon.
Over in Salem, The fourth seeded Roanoke College Maroons hooked up with the 5-th seeded Marlins of Virginia Wesleyan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Roanoke vs Va. Wesleyan; :]


Roanoke's men's lacrosse coach Bill Pilat took advantage of the nice weather to check out the ladies. Virginia Wesleyan took the lead early in the first half. Charity Gent gets the pass from Molly Phillips and gets the score to make it 2 to nothing at the 28-minute mark of the half.
But the Maroons answered. Leslie Hunt gets the ball after the face off and takes it in for the score Roanoke trailed 2 to 1 still in the first half.
[SUPER=34-Roanoke/14/Va. Wesleyan/13;]


Moments later the Maroons would get on the board again. Hunt making the nice move for the score and Roanoke advances to the semi-finals with a 14-to-13 win.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-72 2:04]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


While the Express season is long over, the front office is still hard at work. Three Express team owners and coach Scott Gordon held a meeting yesterday to discuss his status, his budget and why Roanoke keeps losing fan favorites.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Scott Gordon/Express Head Coach; :25]
[SUPER=01-Perry Florio/Express Assistant Coach; 1:20]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:46]
[RUNS=2:02]
[OUT Q=...news 7 sports"]
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((Tim Christian, Express all time leading scorer, four and a half seasons. Duane Harmer, two time ECHL all star and captain. 5 seasons. Kris Cantu, ECHL all star with a franchise record 20 game winners. Three seasons. J.F. Tremblay, protector. Three and a half seasons.
J.F., Harmer and Christian were arguably the three most popular players on the team this past season. ((SCOTT GORDON:))
Gordon and assistant coach Perry Florio must win with less in a league that is costing more. For instance, an Express three day road trip to Florida cost roughly 12 thousand dollars. ((DICK YANCY:))
Express ownership has will also raise ticket prices next season. ((:)) Florio wants to be a head coach and is talking with other ECHL teams. If nothing comes up, returning to Roanoke would be fine, even with increased responsiblilty. ((PERRY FLORIO:))
A shrinking Express budget means Gordon is forced to be the bad guy and might have to release other fan favorites to meet budget for next season.)) ((:))

[S-Graham]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-70 228TC]
[GRAPHIC=CLEVELAND BROWNS]


The Cleveland Browns have decided to give former Virginia Tech great Shayne Graham an opportunity to kick them back into prominence in the AFC.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/Last Season; :00]

The Big East's all-time leading scorer from Pulaski County has signed a free agent contract with the Browns, and will leave for mini-camp today.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=IT'S BEEN...]
[SUPER=01-Shayne Graham/Cleveland Browns Free Agent; :00]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=...FOR THE JOB."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; ]

Graham has had to battle to earn starting job since his freshman year at Pulaski, and while he's confident in his ability he's also realistic about the battle he faces to make it.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=If I don't...]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=...keep trying."]

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