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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
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Vinton's former police chief is suing the town for ten million bucks. We'll hear from Ricky Foutz-
One musician speaks out after hearing her music on a Columbine shooting video.
Rudy Giuliani announces he has cancer.
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[Talent=Jean]


And a train derailment at the N-S yard.
News 7 is next.

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((PERSONALLY MY REPUTATION AND MY INTEGRITY WAS WORTH 10 MILLION DOLLARS. CERTAINLY IT MAY NOT BE TO ANYBODY ELSE BUT IT IS TO ME.))
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[OUT Q=to me]
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Former Vinton Police Chief Ricky Foutz speaks out tonight about his lawsuit against the town.
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[Foutz-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#99-59 TC1:49:56]
[GRAPHIC=Vinton PD Lawsuit]


Ricky Foutz resigned from the Vinton police department last fall -- in the midst of a special grand jury investigation of the mishandling of guns, drugs and cash.
No charges filed -- but Foutz says his reputation was tarnished.
So now, he is suing for 10-point-4 million dollars.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Joy/Newsroom]


Joy Sutton spoke with Foutz tonight and has more.
[Live=Joy Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Joy1;]


Jean,
There are six counts of action filed against the town.
They include breach of contract, defamation of character, illegal search and seizure,and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Foutz says he applied for 25 jobs -- but this situation keeps coming-up -- and he has had no luck.
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[IN Q=I don't know]
[SUPER=01-Ricky Foutz/Former Vinton Police Chief; :00]
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[SOT 3:31:05]
[IN Q=I don't know that you can ever]

((I DON'T KNOW THAT YOU CAN EVER FULLY RESTORE A MANS REPUTATION THAT'S BEEN TAKEN FROM HIM. BUT I'VE GOT TO TRY.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=I've got to try]


That's why Former Vinton Police Chief Ricky Foutz says he is suing the town of Vinton.
He 's hoping that through a trial evidence will come out that willclear his name once and for all.
In his 27 page complaint -- Foutz holds the town manager, the mayor, the town attorney, and each member of town council responsible.
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[SOT 3:35:29]
[IN Q=Because of the inuendo's]

((BECAUSE OF THE INUENDO'S THEY HAVE MADE. THEY HAVE LED PEOPLE TO BELIEVE THAT I'VE DONE ALL SORTS OF THINGS THAT I HAVEN'T)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=haven't done]


Foutz says he was asked to resign -- even before he was told what the allegation were against him
Included in the suit is a copy of the hand-written resignation letter the town attorney drafted and Foutz signed on November 10th.
Foutz says the special grand jury's report was misleading.
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[SOT 3:39:27]
[IN Q=A lot of things]

((A LOT OF THINGS HAVE BEEN TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT OR THEY TAKEN HALF SENTENCE AND MAKING SOMETHING OUT OF IT)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=out of it]))
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[LIVE=Joy Full/Newsroom]


Foutz says the allegations of a personal slush fund-- are not true.
And he say he doesn't know what gun the grand jury report is refering to when it he say he turned over a weapon reported stolen ten years ago.
Foutz maintains he has done nothing wrong.
Town Manager Clay Goodman is out of town -- and no other town officials or any of the attorneys wanted to comment.


[Double Boxes=Jean and Joy/Newsroom]


Jean


[Derailment]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-06 TC56:29]
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A minor derailment this afternoon in a Norfolk Southern yard in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Twelve covered hoppers carrying molten sulfur.. ran off the rails.
No one was hurt, and officials say there's no hazard to the public.
It's something of a mystery as to how the cars began rolling in the first place.
They were not attached to an engine at the time.
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[Truck-Plant]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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New jobs may be heading to Martinsville if it becomes the home of a truck-body plant.
North Carolina economic development officials say the W-F Mickey Body Company plans to build a new plant either in Martinsville or Denton, North Carolina.
The plant would bring 150 jobs that pay an average 14 dollars an hour.
A decision should be made in a week or so.

[Giuliani]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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A surprise announcement from New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani today.
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[SOT 15:10:54]
[IN Q=]

((RUDY GIULIANI/NEW YORK MAYOR: I WAS DIAGNOSED YESTERDAY WITH PROSTATE CANCER. IT'S A TREATABLE FORM OF PROSTATE CANCER AT AN EARLY STAGE.))
[SUPER=01-Rudolph Giuliani/New York Mayor;]
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[OUT Q=at an early stage.]
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[VO-NAT]


The mayor says it will be a couple of weeks before he decides whether to stay in the U-S senate race against Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=20:19:44]

((SHOULD I DO IT? WOULD I BE ABLE TO DO IT THE RIGHT WAY? I HOPE THAT'S THE CASE. IT MAY NOT.. I THINK IT WOULD BE UNFAIR TO GIVE AN ANSWER RIGHT NOW.))
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[OUT Q=answer right now.]
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[VO-NAT]


Doctors say Giuliani has an excellent chance of a cure.
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[Philip-Morris]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Philip Morris says its changed... and public perceptions about it are changing too.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


That didn't stop protesters from taking their fight against the tobacco giant to its annual meeting today in Richmond.
As always, the meeting was closed to cameras.
But inside came a new pitch: "smoking isn't cool" and it poses health risks.
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[SOT 10:39:26]
[IN Q=People I think]

((HELEN MORRISSETT/SHAREHOLDER: PEOPLE I THINK WERE HOPING THAT THINGS WOULD IMPROVE. BUT YOU KNOW AS WELL AS I DO THAT THE COURTS WILL MAKE THE FINAL DECISIONS I'M SURE.))
[sot 10:53:02]

((ANNE DONLEY/GROUP TO ALLEVIATE SMOKING IN PUBLIC: I DON'T THINK ANYTHING IS DIFFERENT THIS YEAR. GEOFFREY BIBLE KEPT TALKING ABOUT HOW HE DOESN'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE PAST, HE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT THE FUTURE. AND HE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT THE PEOPLE. I GUESS WHEN YOU CAN'T TALK ABOUT HOW YOUR PRODUCT IS STILL ADDICTING AND KILLING PEOPLE, THEN YOU HAVE TO JUST KEEP CHANGING THE SUBJECT.))
[SUPER=01-Helen Morrissett/Shareholder; :00]
[SUPER=01-Anne Donley/Group to Alleviate Smoking; :11]
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[OUT Q=the subject.]
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[VO-NAT]


A Florida lawsuit enters its punitive damages phase next month.
It could have a multi-BILLION dollar impact on Philip Morris.
The company's stock price fell 37-percent between last year's meeting and this year's.
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[NAACP-Boycott]


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Virginia's N-double-A-C-P says a tourism boycott of the Commonwealth is VERY POSSIBLE if things don't change.
That's despite a May 10th meeting between Governor Jim Gilmore and civil rights leaders that was set today.
The Governor publicly stood by his Confederate History Month proclamation today, calling it "fair and balanced."
N-double A-C-P director King Salim (sa-LEEM) Khalfani says those comments drew a line in the sand, before the May 10th meeting ever takes place.
Khalfani says he'll seek permission from the national N-double-A-C-P office for the boycott... but may NOT announce anything before the meeting with Gilmore.

[Columbine]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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It's not just parents upset about the newly released Columbine massacre video- but also the musicians heard on the tape. Manuel Gallegus has more.
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((MUSIC: I WILL REMEMBER YOU
CANADIAN SINGER SARA MCLACHLAN'S SONG, I WILL REMEMBER YOU PLAYS UNDER GRAPHIC IMAGES OF SPENT BULLETS, AND BLOOD STAINS IN THE CAMPUS LIBRARY. THE LITTLETON FIREFIGHTER WHO MADE THE TAPE FOR TRAINING PURPOSES, APPARENTLY USED MUSIC AS AN EMOTIONAL TRIBUTE.
BUT MCLACHLAN'S PUBLICIST SAYS THE SINGER WAS SURPRISED TO LEARN THE SONG WAS USED WITHOUT HER PERMISSION.
(graphic in)AND HER RECORD COMPANY ARISTA STATES:

WE ARE DEMANDING THAT HER SONG BE REMOVED FROM THIS EXPLOITATIVE TAPE. SO FAR AT LEAST 80 COPIES HAVE BEEN SOLD BY THE COUNTY ATTORNEYS OFFICE AT 25 DOLLARS EACH. THE COUNTY SAYS IT RELEASED THE THREE HOUR VIDEO TO COMPLY WITH ONGOING LAWSUITS BUT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT SAYS IT WAS NEVER MEANT FOR THE PUBLIC. Manuel Gallegus, CBS News, Los Angeles.))
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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The Miami relatives of Elian Gonzalez lose their fight for visitation rights.
We'll have the latest when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And later- Radford's lacrosse and gymnastics teams take their fight to stay alive into overtime.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[OUT Q=the big 7"]

((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with highlights of tonight's Tech-Radford battle at Calfee Park. The Indians man of the future steps on the mound tonight in Lynchburg. Averett College breaks ground on a new football stadium for its even newer football program. And Roy Stanley tells us who is on the pole today at the Cosmo's opening day tonight on the Big 7.))

[Cuban-Boy]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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[***ANCHOR TAG***]
A defeat for Elian Gonzalez's Miami relatives today.
A federal appeals court today rejected their request for visitation rights- plus their petition for an independent guardian.
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[Super=01-Janet Reno/Attorney General; quick!]
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((NAT SOUND PROTEST))
Meanwhile protestors were out in the streets of Washington- as Elian's Cuban classmates arrived in the United States.
And more insight today on the relationship between Elian and his cousin (Mari-slay-sis)-
According to an affidavit by the government psychiatrist who interviewed the six year old, Elian did not see her as a maternal figure-
His feelings for Marislaysis are similar to the romantic feelings of a school boy for his teacher- or a wished for girlfriend.
Today Attorney General Janet Reno today defended federal action to remove Elian from his Miami home-
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[IN Q=A couch was pushed]

((A COUCH WAS PUSHED UP AGAINST THE DOOR TO LIMIT ENTRY INTO THE HOUSE.)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=into the house.]
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Reno also said she wondered what Elian was thinking.
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((HOW HE WOULD FEEL SUDDENLY PUT IN THE ARMS OF A STRANGER. WHAT WOULD HE THINK HOW FRIGHTENED HE WOULD BE.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q= of the house.]))
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[Talent=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


While Janet Reno showed her humanity today- the Justice Department showed us the bill.
The Elian Gonzalez saga has cost taxpayers at least 580 thousand dollars.

[Snowmobile-Ban]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Snowmobiles have been banned from most national parks, including the Appalachian trail and Blue Ridge Parkway.
The National Park Service says snowmobiles have had significant adverse environmental effects on the park system.

The only exceptions to the ban are parks in Alaska and the (Voy-Azures) Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota.



[Roanoke-Mayor]


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Mac McCadden has worked as a professional baseball umpire, and promoted local sports. He was USAIR's district sales manager when he last served on city council.
Now a teacher, McCadden hopes to add the title of "mayor" to his resume... Tonight Joe Dashiell takes a look at his campaign.
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((Mac McCadden is a man of many talents, as students in Mr. Spencer's Fifth grade class discovered recently. McCadden visited Raleigh Court Elementary to help with a spelling test, and talk with the students. [NAT SOUND OF TALK WITH KIDS 06:55]
[IN Q=What I'm saying is]

((WHAT I'M SAYING IS, IT'S ALL RIGHT TO BE DIFFERENT. IT'S ALL RIGHT TO EXERCISE YOUR THOUGHTS. USE YOUR MINDS. USE YOUR IDEAS BECAUSE NOTHING CHANGES UNLESS PEOPLE DO HAVE DIFFERENCES OF OPINION.))
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A teacher himself, mcCadden has served on city council before. Elected as a Republican in 1992, he completed one term, and did not run for re- election.
This year, he's running for mayor as an Independent... convinced he's competitive without party backing.
[SOT 03:43:21]
[IN Q=There is no way]

((THERE IS NO WAY I'M GOING TO BE ABLE TO OUT RAISE AND OUT SPEND MY OPPONENTS, AND I NEVER EXPECTED TO DO THAT. I THINK WHAT I NEEDED TO DO WAS CONCENTRATE AND FOCUS ON MEETING PEOPLE MAKING SURE THAT MY MESSAGE WAS GETTING OUT TO PEOPLE, AND MAKING SURE THEY UNDERSTAND THAT I'M ONLY FOR BETTER ROANOKE AND PARTISAN POLITICS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.))

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[OUT Q=nothing to do with it.]


McCadden says he got into the race to give Roanokers a choice. He says he believes they are ready for new leadership, and will make their decision without regard to party label.
[SOT 03:45:53]
[IN Q=Just to pull the lever]

((JUST TO PULL THE LEVER ONE WAY, BECAUSE YOU'VE BEEN PULLING IT THAT WAY ALL THE TIME BEFORE IS NOT A REASON TO ELECT ANYONE TO OFFICE. I THINK THE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE ARE GOING TO SIT DOWN AND LOOK AT THE QUALIFICATIONS OF EACH CANDIDATE AND DECIDE WHICH CANDIDATE CAN BEST FIT THEIR NEEDS FOR THE CITY OF ROANOKE.))
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If they do that, McCadden says he's confident his Independent campaign will have most of the vote on Tuesday.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[RADAR-Accident]


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A driver for the RADAR transportation service has been charged with reckless driving after an accident this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


A van carrying nine passengers hit the back of a truck, at the intersection of Fourth and Market Streets in Salem.

Seven of the people on board were taken to the hospital.
Most of them were just shaken up-- police say there were no critical injuries.
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[Bedford-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


A two- car crash in Bedford County this morning sent two women to the hospital..
State police say the driver of this Subaru was headed north on Route 8-11 near the New London airport when another vehicle turned in front of her.
The Subaru tee-boned the other car, pushing it into the ditch.
The driver of the second vehicle was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Charges are pending.
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[Mock-Disaster]


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Some Cave Spring High School students put on a mock prom-night drunk driving accident for their classmates today at Victory Stadium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

The students in the bleachers weren't told ahead of time about the presentation. They witnessed a realistic simulation of a drunk driving accidents complete with fire, rescue and police personnel.
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[SOT tc 22:15:58]
[IN Q=We've been doing]

((AMY WHITTAKER/AMERICAN RED CROSS: WE'VE BEEN DOING MOCK ALCOHOL DISASTERS FOR 11 YEARS NOW AND SINCE THEN WE HAVE NOT HAD A DRINKING AND DRIVING ACCIDENT ON PROM NIGHT FOLLOWING A MOCK ALCOHOL DISASTER PRESENTATION, SO THAT SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.))
[SUPER=01-Amy Whittaker/American Red Cross; ]
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[OUT Q=for itself.]

[VO NAT]
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[VO-NAT]


Well known athletes at Cave Spring took part in the act.
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[IN Q=I thought that]

((RENEE GAGNIER/SENIOR: I THOUGHT THAT IF I PARTICIPATED IN THIS THEN IT WOULD EFFECT A LOT OF PEOPLE, HOPEFULLY THEY WERE IMPACTED BY THIS AND THEY'LL BE SMART ENOUGH NOT TO DO ANYTHING.)) ((MICHAEL HAMLER/SENIOR: IT FELT REAL. IT WAS KIND OF SCARY BECAUSE IT COULD HAPPEN JUST LIKE THAT TO ANYBODY.))
[SUPER=01-Renee Gagnier/Senior; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Hamler/Senior; :12]
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[OUT Q=to anybody.]
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[VO-NAT]

Both the basketball and football player say pretending to be killed in the fake accident was a sobering message for everyone.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Census workers are ready to go door to door, picking up information.
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[VO-NAT]


But they came early to the Mill Mountain Zoo-- to make a delivery.
We'll explain when News 7 at Eleven returns.
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[Lotto]
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[Radford-Sports]


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Two Radford University athletic teams slated to be dropped have new hope tonight for a future.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


Last month, the university said it couldn't afford to maintain the Division One lacrosse and women's gymnastics teams after this year.
But now university president Douglas Covington says he needs more time to explore options for keeping the programs.
While team members call the news encouraging, they say it doesn't secure their future.
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[SOT 2:48:11 - :22]
[IN Q=It's great news]

((CHRIS LAMONIA: IT'S GREAT NEWS BUT WE STILL REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN. THIS SUMMER THEY COULD SAY WE'VE LOOKED AT EVERYTHING AND WE'RE STILL GOING TO DROP IT.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Lamonia/Senior Lacrosse Captain;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=going to drop it.]
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[VO-NAT]


The lacrosse team lost half it's top recruits for next year because of the uncertainty.
No one is saying what prompted the university to reconsider OR when the final decision will come.
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[Zoo-Forms]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-07 TC1:11:50]
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Some monkeys are getting a feel of just how much paper work goes into the U-S Census.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-Roanoke]


A load of shredded census forms was delivered to the Mill Mountain Zoo today.
Zoo keepers decided to use all the paper to play a game of hide and seek with the snow monkeys -- by hiding tasty treats for the animals to find.
The Census Bureau gets rid of the forms once they've been entered into a computer system.
But the monkeys don't seem to mind all the extra paper work.
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[Super=X5043 (clears FX)]



[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-72/and extra]
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Tech and Radford hook up at historic Calfee park, while the Indians' ace of the future drops in on the Hillcats.

Roy Stanley checks in from the Cosmo. And Averett gets ready to play some football for the first time ever. But first in tonight's Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/WB-MLB;:00]

The Reds beat the Mets 2-to-1 as Ken Griffey Jr hit his 6th homer of the season
He blasted the shot in the 4th to lift the Reds to their 10th win of the year. Now your scores.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-69 1232tc]
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The protectors of Prices Forks opposite ends met last night in Pulaski - as Radford and Virginia Tech hooked up at historic Calfee Park.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski/Highlanders vs. Hokies; :00]

The Hokies jumped in front 5-to-nothing in the first inning before Chuck Hartman and the fans watched a wicked RU comeback. Dave Gotauco crosses the plate to make it 5-to-4 and here comes the tying run. But Jed English does a great job of blocking the plate and he tags out Matt Di Angelo to keep the Hokies on top 5-to-4 after four. But RU kept pecking away at Tech. Sean Walsh sends shot up the middle advancing Mike Potter all the way from first to third on the play.
[SUPER=34-Radford/7/Virginia Tech/6;]

To batters later, Potter would score on Anthony Miller's wild pitch. The Highlanders comeback from the dead last night to beat the Hokies 7-to-6 and earn a split in the seasonal series.
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[S-Hillcats]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Lynchburg Hillcats were home last night trying to avoid getting swept in their series with the Kinston Indians.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Kinston vs. Hillcats; :00]

Kinston put the Indian organization's prized recruit on the mound tonight in the form of Cuba native Danys Baez - the team's $14 and a half million dollar man. But the Cats would get to him in a hurry. In the bottom of the first Jonathan Prieto takes the first pitch of the game from Baez and just rips it out of the yard over the left field fence for a solo homer. It's 1-to-nothing Cats. The Indians would come back in the top of the second as Brian Benefield doubles off the left field fence. Benefield would eventually make it home to tie the game.
[SUPER=37-Kinston/3/Lynchburg/4;]

Three hitters later, catcher Victor Martinez smacks a double down the left field line. It will drive home another run but Lynchburg comes back to win 4-3.
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[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-70]
[GRAPHIC=NBA PLAYOFFS]


In the NBA playoffs last night, the Bucks evened up their best of five series with the Pacers at one game a piece with a 104-to-91 win this evening.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/TNT;:00]

Larry Bird and assistant Rick Carlisle knew this would be tough series, because they have trouble matching up with Ray Allen. Last night he threw in 20 to lead the Bucks.
[SUPER=32-Milwaukee/104/Indiana/91;]

Indiana also got frustrated. Watch Rik Smits fly in and elbow Ervin Johnson under the hoops. Smits was ejected. Bucks win by 13.
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[S-Qualify]


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The NASCAR circuit is in California this weekend. Last night the Busch Grand National cars qualified for their race this weekend - the Auto Club 300. Jeff Green won the pole with a speed over 178 miles an hour. Jeff Burton wil; start second, Ward Burton 6th, Adam Petty 7th, Casey Atwood 17th, and Jason Jarrett 25th. The Cup cars qualify today at 5:30 eastern.

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The 35th Annual Cosmo Track meet opened a day early today at Patrick Henry.
And Roy Stanley says the pole vault has become one of the hottest growing events for girls in track.
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((In recent years, The pole vault has determined the winner of the boys division at the Cosmopolitan.
This is the first year the girls have competed. And the pole vault has become a popular event for girls in the Roanoke Valley and across the state.)) ((JAMES JONES/PATRICK HENRY HEAD COACH:)) ((This year the lady's will not compete for points to help their overall team score.
Instead, the top three will receive medals and the winner of the event will set a meet record.
But the Lady's competing for the first time seemed more concerned with clearing the bar that winning medals.)) ((ASHLEA BARRETT/PATRICK HENRY SENIOR:)) ((BRETT MATTHEWS/CAVE SPRING GIRLS HEAD COACH:)) ((The field events continue on Friday at Salem and Glenvar High schools with the parade and finals set for Saturday.
Roy Stanley news 7 sports.))
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The first ever division three football game at Averett College will be played later this fall in a brand new stadium.


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The college had its official groundbreaking ceremonies on campus today at the site where the new football stadium is being built. Construction, actually has already started on the three thousand seat complex that also will include a field house. College officials showed off the design of the team's jerseys and helmets today. Head coach Frank Fulton is a Danville native, and his staff includes former GW star and Miami Dolphin tight end Ferrell Edmunds.
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The Cougar's first home game is set for September 9th. (------------)