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Coming up next on News 7-
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Fire tonight at a Vinton business- details coming up.
One more hour left to get your state taxes postmarked.
Plus why one pill to make you happy- may also make you unexpectedly pregnant.
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Plus another case of meningitis at an area college.
News 7 is next.

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Smoke fills the sky as part of a Vinton business catches on fire.
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Three fire departments responded to Vinton Saw and Mower on Washington Avenue around nine tonight.
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When fire fighters arrived heavy flames were coming from the maintenance portion of the building which is located in the middle.
Gas and oil containers posed a threat but firefighters were able to contain the fire in about 20 minutes.
The Fire Marshal is being called to the scene and will determine the cause.
No one was injured.
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[81-Accident]


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One northbound lane of Interstate 81 is closed tonight in Roanoke County.
An accident involving a car and two tractor trailers is blocking a lane at mile marker 142.
That's just south of the Interstate 581 interchange.
No word on injuries.

[West]


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A Tennessee truck driver will spend a year in jail for taking his eyes off the interstate.
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/September]


A Montgomery County judge convicted Richard Wayne West tonight of reckless driving on Interstate 81.
Last May, West told police he was looking around his truck cab for a drink when it crossed the median and killed an elderly Syracuse, New York couple.
He also has to pay a 25-hundred dollar fine.
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[Amherst-Murders]


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An argument over a cell phone apparently led to the shooting deaths of two people in Amherst County this afternoon.
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[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Police were called to the corner of Wright Shop Road and Penn Lane shortly after three.
17-year old Bryan Thomas and his 21-year old sister Stephanie had been shot to death on the front lawn of their home.
Witnesses immediately identified 26-year old Carlos Tabb as the gunman.
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((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: THEY GOT IN HERE AND OF COURSE THE SUSPECT WAS GONE BUT THE WITNESSES ON THE SCENE GAVE THE INFORMATION AS TO WHAT TYPE VEHICLE HE WAS IN AND IDENTIFIED HIM. AND THEY IMMEDIATELY GAVE THAT OUT TO THE OTHER UNITS RESPONDING THIS WAY BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T KNOW THE DIRECTION OF TRAVEL.))
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[OUT Q=direction of travel.]
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Tabb was arrested a short while later on Route 460 in Campbell County.
Murder charges against him are pending.
Police say it's possible one or both of the victims was armed with a weapon as well.
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[Painter]


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A well-known Blacksburg attorney and political contender turned himself in to authorities to face arson charges today.
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Joseph Painter was released after posting 25-thousand dollars bail.
He also agreed to take anti-depressant and anti-psychotic medications and meet weekly with a mental health expert.

He's charged with lighting several fires to stop a subdivision from being built behind his house.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [05/01/2000] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][State-Taxes]


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Did you remember to file your state income tax forms?
They're due today.
Kate Weidaw tells us if you waited until the last minute you're not alone.
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(([NAT SOUND 12:30] [RUNS:05]
With only two hours left before the revenue office in downtown Roanoke closed for the day, a steady stream of people were still walking through the door to hand in their income tax form. And with such little time left why do tax payers wait until the last minute?

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((SHERMAN HOLLAND/COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE: MOSTLY THIS TIME OF THE YEAR PEOPLE HAVE TAX DUES SO THEY WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO GET IT IN ON MAY FIRST.))
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And if you rushed to get your form filled out in time don't worry if you made a mistake.

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((SHERMAN HOLLAND: WE SCREEN ALMOST ALL OF THEM AND IF THERE ARE ERRORS WE'LL CALL THEM AND STRAIGHTEN IT OUT BEFORE IT GOES TO RICHMOND.))
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: SO IF YOU MISSED THE DEADLINE YOU CAN EXPECT TO PAY A 6 PERCENT PENALTY PER MONTH FOR UP TO FIVE MONTHS. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7 ROANOKE.))
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Residents of Pittsylvania County will have a property tax increase of more than a dime.
By a four to three vote tonight, the board of supervisors approved a 93-million dollar budget that includes a 12-cent tax increase.
That would add about sixty dollars to the tax bill on a 50- thousand dollar home.
12 and a half million dollars will go to county schools-- that's a million and a half more than last year.

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A snag in travel plans for nearly one thousand people today at Baltimore Washington International Airport-
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Passengers was evacuated and a few planes were rerouted-
Officials say it was all because of a security breach.
An X-ray technician apparently noticed a suspicious package. Airport workers believed the piece of carry on luggage held a weapon, but after passengers were re-screened no weapon was found.
The terminal reopened a couple of hours later.
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[Power-Line]


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It's now up to one judge at the State Corporation Commission.
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((NO LINE! NO LINE!))
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((TERESA GORE/POWER LINE OPPONENT: THEY'RE RUINING THE LANDSCAPE. THEY'RE TAKING AWAY FROM OUR CHILDREN. THEY'RE HURTING THEIR HEALTH. THEY'RE HURTING THEIR SPIRITS.))
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[OUT Q=their spirits.]
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Teresa Gore is one of scores of power line protesters who got up at three A-M to travel from Bland County.
They sat in on the first day of two weeks worth of scheduled testimony over American Electric Power's proposed new line.
A-E-P got a boost this spring when the S-C-C staff agreed there's a need for a new line -- without picking which route would be best.
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((DAVE MUHLY/POWER LINE OPPONENT: STAFF HAS THE EAR OF AEP. THEY READ THE SAME BOOKS, TALK TO THE SAME FOLKS AND I'M NOT SURPRISED THEY COME TO VERY SIMILAR CONCLUSIONS.))
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((MICHAEL QUINAN/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: BOTH THE STUDY TEAM AND THE COMPANY HAVE BEEN COMMITTED FROM DAY ONE TO DOING THE RIGHT THING, DOING A GOOD JOB... LEAST POSSIBLE IMPACT ON PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT.))
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S-C-C Judge Howard Anderson will hear evidence tomorrow on the need for the line.
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[Tourism]


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Governor Jim Gilmore is asking civil rights leaders to meet him halfway.
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In comments to his annual conference of Virginia tourism leaders, Gilmore talked about the potential tourism boycott by the N-double-A-C-P over Confederate History Month.
Without naming any one group, the Governor warned of "anger and rage" building a wall of division between Virginians.
He also reminded black leaders of this year's budget.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE HAVE SET ASIDE ONE MILLION DOLLARS TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF BUILDING A NATIONAL SLAVERY MUSEUM AT JAMESTOWN. THE LEGISLATION ALSO APPROVED MY REQUEST FOR 400-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO BUILD AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE TRAIL AND ONE MILLION DOLLARS TO ENHANCE THE COOPERATIVE MARKETING PROGRAM TO ATTRACT MORE AFRICAN AMERICAN TOURISTS TO THE COMMONWEALTH.))
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Meanwhile, across town, the N-double-A-C-P's national chairman commented on the potential for a Virginia boycott.
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((JULIAN BOND/NAACP NATIONAL CHAIRMAN: I CAN'T PREDICT WHAT THE NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL DO SO IT ALWAYS REMAINS A POSSIBILITY. BUT WE HOPE IT CAN BE SETTLED BY VIRGINIANS, IN THE WAY THAT VIRGINIANS THINK BEST.))
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The N-double-A-C-P is boycotting South Carolina until the Confederate flag comes down from that state's capitol.
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More trouble for a school for troubled boys.
Details are next on News 7 at Eleven.
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And just a day before the election, a judge decides this write-in candidate for Vinton Mayor can cast his own ballot.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((THIS IS DENISE ALLEN IN THE NEWS 7 SPORTS DEPARTMENT: PLAYOFF ACTION TONIGHT FROM THE NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE AND THE NHL. LEE SUGGS HOPES THIS SPRING WILL HELP HIM MAKE STAR FOR TECH THIS FALL, THE ROANOKE VALLEY READIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONS AND ONE KENTUCKY DERBY CONTENDER HAS AN ARRESTING NAME. THOSE STORIES LATER IN SPORTS.))

[Arcadia-Leadership]


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State inspectors say a Botetourt County school is not taking care of kids so they're shutting the place down.
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The Department of Social Services refused to renew the Arcadia Leadership Academy's license today.
A four month investigation into the place revealed a staff member hit a student -- he was later fired.
Inspectors say the school is unsafe and unsupervised.
Sheriff's deputies recently charged a student with making and planting bomblike devices.
State inspectors could find no record that kids received their medicine.
School leaders say they are fixing problems and will appeal to get their license.
They say all 15 kids will be picked up this week.
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[Nicely]


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A man who's not on the ballot- -but wants to be the Mayor of Vinton- -will get to vote for himself tomorrow.
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[SUPER=203-Salem]


Andy Nicely was told last month that his voter registration was being transferred from Vinton to Roanoke, after someone had challenged Nicely's right to vote in Vinton.
He owns property in Vinton, but his HOUSE is in Roanoke, according to the County registrar.
A Circuit Judge ruled today that the registrar didn't give Nicely "timely notice" of the transfer.
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((I'M VERY APPRECIATIVE OF THE DECISION THAT THE COURT MADE TODAY IN MY FAVOR, AND I BELIEVE THAT MY RIGHTS TO VOTE HAVE BEEN RESTORED, BASED ON THE JUDGE'S DECISION. AND WE WILL VOTE TOMORROW IN THE MAY 2ND ELECTION.))
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If Nicely defeats Councilman Don Davis-- who's name IS on the ballot-- someone is sure to challenge the outcome.

Registrar Diane St. John says she plans to pursue it no matter who wins.
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[Meningitis]


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The New River Health District has confirmed another case of meningococcal bacteria on a college campus. A 20-year old Virginia Tech student got sick April 22nd and was taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital. He was later transferred to the University of Virginia Medical Center where he was released yesterday. Three Radford University students contracted meningitis last month. The New River Health District Director says four cases this time of year is NOT unusual.

[Henry-Murder]


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Henry County authorities are trying to figure out why a North Carolina woman allegedly came to Henry County to kill her step father.
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44 year old Vicki Emter Gammon is charged with the murder of 72 year old Aaron Quinn.
Authorities questioned Gammon last night after she allegedly hit about six cars and a pedestrian.
They were then led to Ferndale Court in Henry County to find the suspect's step-father on the kitchen floor with multiple stab wounds.
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((CAPT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT. ; THE FAMILY IS RATHER DISTRAUGHT AND THE COMMUNITY OVER WHAT HAPPENED THERE WERE SO MANY PEOPLE WERE ON THE PUBLIC ROADWAYS IN HENRY COUNTY --MARTINSVILLE. SO THE COMMUNITY IS SOMEWHAT OF A SHOCK THAT THIS EPISODE OCCURRED YESTERDAY.))
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[OUT Q=episode occured yesterday.]
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Authorities are checking into Gammon's mental condition.
It's been reported she has a history of mental illness.
Injuries in the accidents were non-life threatening.
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[M'ville-Murder]


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A North Carolina man will go to trial if authorities find him.
A grand jury indicted 38 year old Jose Luis Rendon for the aggravated malicious wounding of his daughter.
He is also charged with murdering 28 year old Jose Francisco Jimenez over Easter weekend in Martinsville.
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Martinsville authorities need your help in locating this man-- 24 year old David Tashawn Martin.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/April 23]


He's accused of fatally shooting a man on Easter Sunday. Martin is about 6 feet tall and weighs 165 pounds. He has a tear drop tattoo under his left eye.
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[Hairston]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SUPER=03-Martinsville/March 31;]


A grand jury indicted 38 year old Michael Jerome Hairston today.
He's the man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend Eyvonne Hairston and her daughter Melveena last October.
His trial will be set later this month.
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Next on News-7, you've seen their faces on countless t-v commercials, now they're walking the picket lines.
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And later, an abandoned birds nest gets some new tenants.
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[Actors-STrike]


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You may recognize their faces- They are the actors who sell us products in T-V commercials- but today they starred in a different role-
The actors are striking- They want to get paid each time a commercial is played.
That's how it is now and that's how actors want to keep it.
Bobbi Harley has more.
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[SUPER=01-William Baldwin/Actor; 38]
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(( Actors took to the streets in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco Sot Eileen Harris20231 Screen Actors Guild NY Vice President
We are asking to be fairly compensated for the work we do / we are the link between the advertising agencies. The advertiser and the community who buys the product. Advertisers and agencies want to scrap the current plan. In its place would be a flat rate payment--actors say that would be a big cut in pay. These issues are so important to the actors and the union that people you would not ordinarily associate with commercials are lending their support William Baldwin/Actor: Even though I dont support myself by doing commercials anymore, I know they do. I recognize they do and I recognize how critically important it is to them and I completely support what they are doing.
Bobbi Harley standup---

So what does this really mean to you..probably nothing right now..see these commercials advertisers say they have plenty of them in the can to keep things rolling along. As for the strike there is no end in sight. Bobbi Harley, CBS News New York.))

[St-Johns]


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Most women take the birth control pill so they won't get pregnant- but now new evidence that taking one herbal product along with the pill could end in a suprise pregnancy.
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The medical community is warning that taking the anti depressant ST. Johns Wort- and birth control pills could lead to a surprise.
Researchers say the pill's effectiveness could be cut in half -
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((DR. STEPHEN PISCITELLI/NIH CLINIC CENTER: IT'S POSSIBLE THAT ST. JOHN'S WORT COULD DECREASE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE AND THERE COULD BE THE FAILURE OF THE BIRTH OF A CHILD.))
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The F-D-A has posted a public health advisory on its website- not just for women on the pill.
Doctors say St. John's Wort may reduce the effectiveness of other drugs including heart medication.
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[WX-Almanac]


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If April showers bring May flowers, it should be a beautiful month. Let's see what Patrick Evans has for us in our monthly almanac.
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[GO TO COMMERCIAL]

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Coming up playoff action for the NBA and NHL, we also catch up with former Fleming star Lee Suggs and high school champions are headed to the Roanoke Valley.
First our extra point.
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[SUPER=75-Salem; :00]


The Salem Spartans' home field is getting an upgrade.
Stadium manager Scott Sampson and his crew have stripped the 16 year old field of every bit of its grass.
The underlying soil has been graded and the crown in the middle of the field has been enhanced.
Soon, all new bluegrass sod will placed on the surface. The thousands of feet of grass is coming from a sod farm in Ironto.
Here's a look at tonight's scores.
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[GO TO SCORES]



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Allen Iverson scored 26 points last night despite a chip fracture to his right ankle.
The Sixers beat Charlotte 105 to 99 to advance to the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Phildelphia, PA ;]


Derrick Coleman gets the ball in the paint and gives Charlotte the 38-35 lead with the monster dunk. Coleman had 18 for the Hornets.
But Aaron McKie was hot from three point land here he drains the hoop and draws the foul he had 25 for Philadelphia.
[super=32-Charlotte/99/Philadelphia/105;]


Iverson doesn't look injured on this play. He led all scores with 26 and the 76ers win it 105-to-99 and take the series three games to one.
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[S-NHL]


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In the NHL Toronto and New Jersey entered game three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals tied at a game a piece.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/NHL-Fox Sports;]


The Devils took advantage of the first of two games on the home ice, Jason Arnett gets New Jersey's first score off the power play in the second period.
Alexander Mogilny scores off the power play in the third making it five-nothing and the Devils win it 5-to-1 and take a two-to-one lead in the series.
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[S-RC]


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Roanoke College's softball team has had a great season so far and it's gotten even sweeter.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/This Season; :00]

Roanoke College swept away the competition in ODAC this year and tonight the team sweeps the top postseason honors in the league. Senior third baseman Kari Whitney, who hit a league best 508 this year was named player of the year. Her coach Alan Bayse is coach of the year in the ODAC. His team is currently 36-and-3 and on its way to a second NCAA appearance.
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11 different state champions will be crowned in the third annual Spring Jubilee.
The two day event marks the end of the Group Two A and Group A spring sports' seasons.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Last Year; :00]

The only problem is that for many of the athletes on our end of the state, the school year will have already ended. Because of the way graduation falls this year, most schools in southwest Virginia will finish up exams a week before the state championships are even decided.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Yesterday Afternoon;]

The Spring Jubilee 2000 committee members and volunteers gathered yesterday in Salem to talk about the event which is scheduled for Friday and Saturday - June 9th and 10th. All of the activities will be held in the Roanoke Valley with the exception of some tennis that will be played at both Va Tech and Radford University.
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[S-Tech]


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Summer break has begun for the Virginia Tech football team.
Saturday's annual Maroon-White Game capped off spring practice.
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Over 21 thousand fans witnessed a fine performance turned in by former William Fleming standout Lee Suggs.
The red shirt sophomore led all rushers in the spring game with over 70 yards on 12 carries.
Suggs says his biggest strides are mental ones.
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[SUPER=01- Lee Suggs/Top Rusher in Spring Game; :00]

((LEE SUGGS/TOP RUSHER IN SPRING GAME:I'M A WHOLE LOT SMARTER. MY KNOWLEDGE OF THE GAME IS A WHOLE LOT MORE, I KNOW THE GAME A LOT MORE. I'M CONFIDENT RUNNING BEHIND MY O-LINE, I'M TRUSTING THEM MORE AND JUST FOLLOWING UP.))
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[VO-NAT]


With former E.C. Glass star Andre Kendrick out of the line up to focus on academics, Suggs has tried to take advantage of being the number one back.
His efforts have not gone unnoticed.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I]

((FRANK BEAMER/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH:I THINK HE'S A GOOD, GOOD, BACK, HE'S GONNA WORK WITH COACH GENTRY THIS SUMMER AND TRY AND PUT ON A FEW MORE POUNDS THIS SUMMER AND SUGGS IS PLENTY GOOD FOR US TO WIN WITH HIM.)) ((MICHAEL VICK/VIRGINIA TECH QUARTERBACK:HE'S HAD A REAL GOOD SPRING, HE'S BEEN RUNNING THE BALL WELL THIS SPRING AND I THINK THE COACHES ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT HIM AND I AM TOO.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/Virginia Tech Quarterback; :12]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=...i am too"]
(------------)

Suggs will take a break from football but not the weights, where he hopes to beef up during the off season.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I'm staying]

((I'M STAYING DOWN HERE THE WHOLE SUMMER, TRYING TO PUT ON 10 TO 15 MORE POUNDS SO I CAN TAKE THE BEATING DURING THE SEASON, I SHOULD BE OK, IF I CAN KEEP MY SPEED UP.))
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=....speed up"]
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[S-Derby]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-68 tc 16:02]
[GRAPHIC=KY Derby]


The first leg of the triple crown is this weekend. One of the top contenders for the Kentucky Derby got his name from his owner's arrest.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Louisville;]


In 1997 Mike Pegram was arrested at the Louisville airport for carrying a gun, he says was a gift and he forgot he had it.
A local police officer, Captain Steve, helped him out of the jam.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=you're always]
[SUPER=01-Mike Pegram/Horse Owner; :00]
[super=07-Captain Steve; :19]
[RUNS=29]
[OUT Q=the Kentucky Derby]
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[vo-nat]
His name sake Captain Steve has finished in the top three in nine of his 11 career starts.
He's one of the top three contenders for the Derby as well.
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[Video]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net h]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Six newborn kittens have quite a view...of course, that is, if their eyes were open.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-Logan, UT]


An abandoned magpie nest 15 feet above the ground has become the home of a litter of six kittens.
The owners said they searched high and low when their pregnant cat went into seclusion... they just didn't realize how high that was.
Believe it or not... momma cat's real name is "Birdie."
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[Super=X5043 (clears FX)]