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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]


When a new school is built in South Roanoke County which students will go there and which will stay at Cave Spring?
A bus carrying Roanoke school kids catches fire... thankfully the children all got out.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


And which car brands rate the best in quality?
News 7 is next.

[County-School]


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The New South Roanoke County High School is scheduled to open in the fall of 2002.
But which students will go to the new school?
That's the question Roanoke County School officials discussed tonight with parents.
Joy Sutton has more.
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[IN Q=Parents say]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Linda Weber/Roanoke Co. Superintendent; :45]
[SUPER=@Joy2; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Canada/School Board Chairman; 1:08]
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Parents say they don't want their children to be separated from their classmates -- and don't want them to have to travel far for school when the new high school opens.
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[SOT 1:48:29]
[IN Q=That's the biggest concern]
((NAT SOT: THAT'S THE BIGGEST CONCERN THE CHILDREN. I THINK THAT EACH OFFERS EQUAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS.I THINK IT'S JU

ST WHERE THEY FEEL COMFORTABLE.))
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[OUT Q=they feel comfortable]


Superintendent Linda Weber presented her proposal to the school board.
Students who attend Bent Mountain, Oak Grove and Cave Spring Elementaries-- will go to Hidden Valley Junior High-- which will feed the new high school.
Students at Back Creek, Clearbrook, Green Valley and Penn Forest Elementaries-- will got to Cave Spring Junior High -- and then on to Cave Spring High School.
Weber say her proposal addresses many of the concerns parents.
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[SOT 1:53:54]
[IN Q=To keep elementary]

((LINDA WEBER/SUPERINTENDENT: TO KEEP ELEMENTARY CHILDREN TOGETHER WHO ALREADY USE TO THE PATTERN. SO WE DIDN'T DISRUPT THE ANY OF THE ELEMENTARY BOUNDARIES. TO LOOK A WHATEVER MIDDLE SCHOOL THAT THE ELEMENTARY FEED INTO THAT THOSE CHILDREN WOULD THEN GO TO HIGH SCHOOL TOGETHER))
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[OUT Q=school together]


The School Board Chairman says while Weber's proposal seems reasonable -- the board will still have to review it and also listen to parents.
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[SOT 1:53:00]
[IN Q=We want them]

((JERRY CANADA/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: WE WANT THEM TO MAKE THE DECISION WHERE THEY'D LIKE THEIR CHILDREN TO GO AND WE'LL TRY TO ACCOMADATE THAT CERTAINLY EVERYTHING DEPEND ON TRYING TO KEEP SOME BALANCES IN PLACE))
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[OUT Q=in place]


The School Board is scheduled to vote on the issue May 25 th.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke County.
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Whichever plan the board chooses will go into effect in two years.









[Bus-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It was a bus trip taking Roanoke children on a history field trip- Now the BUS is history- just a charred skeleton left.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Goochland Co.]


The children made it out safely- thanks to a quick thinking bus driver- 36 Roanoke children and five adults escaped.
Bus driver David Allman, of Rocky Mount, pulled over in Goochland County because of the smell of burning rubber.
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[SOT 14:00:13]
[IN Q=They probably]

((STEVE GRAINER/GOOCHLAND FIRE & RESCUE: THEY PROBABLY WEREN'T ABLE TO TELL THAT THERE WAS A FIRE AT THAT POINT IN TIME. BUT AS SOON AS YOU STOP, IT BEGINS TO CONSUME EVERYTHING THAT IT CAN BURN ON. AND THAT'S WHEN IT BEGAN TO REALLY GET INTENSE.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Grainer/Goochland Fire & Rescue;]
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[OUT Q=get intense.]
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[VO-NAT]


Several truck drivers stopped to help try to put out the fire and look after the children.
They had been on a field trip to Jamestown, from Oakland Intermediate School.
Goochland County sent a school bus to take the kids to a nearby middle school for counseling and lunch.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Kids-React]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


When the kids returned to Roanoke, there was a range of emotions.
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[SOT]

[10:43]
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((SAMANTHA THOMAS: I WAS SO SCARED I THOUGHT I WOULDN'T MAKE IT AND THEN WE WERE OUT. SOME OF US STARTED CRYING BECAUSE WERE WERE SO SCARED.))
[SUPER=01-Samantha Thomas/Student]
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[OUT Q=so scared]
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[VO-NAT]


And while they were pretty shaken up and disappointed that the trip was cut short, most were just glad that no one was hurt.
School officials are not sure if the trip will be resceduled.
Officials also say replacement of the children's belongings will have to be worked out with the Abbott Bus Company.
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[NS-Strike]


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A strike at Norfolk Southern put a crimp in the railroad's business for a few hours this morning, but it didn't last long.
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Maintenance of Way employees set up picket lines in Roanoke and five other cities.
Other union members honored the picket line, so the walk-out did have an impact... for a few hours.
The B-M-W-E says N-S isn't posting job openings.
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[SOT 7:09:45]
[IN Q=And we're hoping]

((AND WE'RE HOPING THAT NORFOLK SOUTHERN WILL CHANGE ITS POLICY OF REFUSING TO PUT ITS JOBS UP FOR BID WHEN VACANCIES EXIST.))
[SUPER=01-Chuck Burkindine/BMWE Member]
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[OUT Q=vacancies exist.]
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[V/O-NAT]
The company has been in discussions with the B-M-W-E on this issue and there's a lawsuit pending in Northern Ohio now.
An attorney for the railroad says today's strike was simply a way of getting attention.
The strike was cut short by a Temporary Restraining Order issued about three hours after the strike began.
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[Evans-Paint]


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Clean house. That's what the government plans to do to an abandoned property in southwest Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Environmental Protection Agency says the old Evans Paint company is full of hazardous materials.
An inspection team found more than 600 drums, pallets and containers in the building on Cleveland Avenue.
Officials say there's no health risk to the neighborhood.
The E-P-A will use money from the Superfund program to get rid of the chemicals.
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[Craft]


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A judge sentenced a Danville man for prostituting his wife's 12- year old cousin.
Richard craft will spend 2 years in prison and serve one year probation.
In his trial last November, Craft testified that the girl was willing to have sex, so HE might as well make money from it.
Craft's wife, Marie Witcher Craft was also convicted in January of pandering.

[Smith]


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The torch won't be passed officially until July.
But Roanoke Mayor- Elect Ralph Smith attended his first city budget meeting this morning.
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The CURRENT Mayor took time out to congratulate Smith on his win.
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[SOT 7:41:15]
[IN Q=it is a real]

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: IT IS A REAL HONOR TO BE ELECTED BY ALL THESE FOLKS HERE IN ROANOKE AND I SALUTE YOU, I CONGRATULATE YOU, AND I WANT TO PROMISE TO YOU AND TO THE PEOPLE OF ROANOKE THAT THERE WILL BE A SMOOTH TRANSITION.))


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[OUT Q=a smooth transition.]
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As council got to work on how to spend the 184- million- dollar general budget, Smith learned quickly how tricky city finances can be.
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[SOT 9:22:59]
[IN Q=Busines doesn't operate]

((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR-ELECT: BUSINESS DOESN'T OPERATE THIS WAY TO CLOUD THE ISSUES. WE MUST SIMPLIFY THIS THING AND I'M CONFIDENT WE'LL GET THAT DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor-Elect;]
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[OUT Q=get that done]
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[VO-NAT]


This year's budget sets aside money for improvements in education and neighborhoods, as well as for a quarterly citizen newsletter.
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[Promisekeepers]


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What do the cities of Lynchburg, Los Angeles and Minneapolis all have in common this year? Each will play host to a rally by the Christian organization Promisekeepers.
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Thousands of men are expected to converge on Liberty University's Vines Center June 2nd for the first Promisekeepers rally of the year.
Promisekeepers encourages men to recommit themselves to God, their families and their communities.
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[SOT 00:29:18]
[IN Q=In my personal]

((FRED MCLEMORE/PROMISEKEEPERS: IN MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, THE VENUE DOES NOT MATTER. IT'S WHETHER YOU'RE COMING IN AS A SEEKER, PREPARED TO LISTEN WHEN GOD SPEAKS, AND HOPEFULLY THAT'S WHAT PROMISEKEEPERS ACCOMPLISHES AT EVERY CONFERENCE.. TO SET UP THE TEMPLE AND PREPARE IT SO MEN CAN COME IN AND MEET GOD AND LET GOD DEAL WITH THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Fred McLemore/Promisekeepers;]
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[OUT Q=deal with them.]
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[VO-NAT]


Event organizers have been scrambling to find space for everyone.
Churches, the local armory and several college dorms are being used.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Which cars have the fewest problems?
We'll have the latest list when News 7 at Eleven returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And thirty years later, thousands turn out to remember the students killed at Kent State.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((ALRIGHT EVERYBODY, STEVE MASON WITH YOU IN SPORTS TONIGHT, COULD SUPERMAN KEEP THE PACERS NBA CHAMPIONSHIP HIGHLIGHTS ALIVE AND KEEP FROM BEING BUCKED BY MILWAUKEE? BYRD AND ALLEGHANY HOOK UP IN A BLUE RIDGE SOCCER MATCH, MIKE STEVENS WILL GIVE US THE GRAND TOUR OF THE VIRGINIA SPORTS HALL OF FAME MUSEUM, AND PETE SHAW TALKS ABOUT HIS SIGNAL CALLERS, IT'S FULL STEAM A HEAD IN SPORTS.))

[Love-Bug]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Most people would smile if they got an e-mail titled "I Love You."
But this love note is really a love BUG that's been attacking computers worldwide.
Drew Levinson has more.
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[Super=01-Joe Lockhart/White House Spokesman; :07 quick!]
[SUPER=01-Rep. John Dingell/(D) Michigan; :14]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; :21]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Lanza/FBI Special Agent; :34]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Detroit.]

((The " I Love YOU" virus spread like a plague, crippling computer systems and stunning experts by how quickly it traveled the globe. Joe Lockhart, White House spokesman White House operations have not been effected. But Capitol Hill was. The House and Senate computers were shut down. Rep. John Dingell, D-Michigan It's hitting very extensively. Remember, it 's hitting government, it's hitting industry. Standup: People like me, who opened one of the contaminated messages, have been flooded with thousands of the I LOVE YOU e-mails. The "love bug" spreads by infiltrating a computer user's address and sending itself to all the person's contacts. JEFF LANZA, FBI SPECIAL AGENT If the I Love You virus takes control of your computer system, it offers the opportunity for a third party to go through your system and download your files. Dr. Simons Moors, The Research Group The virus itself will be spread out amongst thousands, hundreds of thousands perhaps millions of users, but the chances of you being picked are quite remote. But nonetheless it still represents a security risk because somebody out there has the potential to down load your data. Authorities are trying to track down the source of this latest internet scourge. In the meantime, if you see "ILOVE YOU" in the subject line of your e-mail, do NOT open the attachment. Delete the message immediately. Drew Levinson, CBS News, Detroit.))

[Kent-State]


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It was 30-years ago that National Guard Troops opened fire at Kent State-
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Thousands came out to remember the four students killed and nine wounded that day in May 1970-
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[SOT 15:15:15]
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((BARRY LEVEINE/VICTIMS' FRIEND: MEMORIES FADE AND WOUNDS DO HEAL, BUT THIS WOUND WILL NEVER HEAL COMPLETELY, NOR DO I THINK WE SHOULD ALLOW IT TO HEAL COMPLETELY UNTIL SOMEBODY STANDS UP AND IS HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE BLOOD THAT WAS SPILLED ON THIS CAMPUS.))
[SUPER=01-Barry Levine/Victim's Friend;]
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[OUT Q=on this campus.]
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[VO-NAT]


The shooting happened during an anti-war protest on campus-
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[Top-Cars]


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Which cars and trucks rate the tops when it comes to quality?
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[TAKE pinnacle board]
A New J-D Power and Associates survey finds Honda's Acura line as the brand with the fewest problems- zero point 95 for each vehicle. [change pinnacle]
Toyota had the most models overall- with 13 models ranking in various categories, followed by Honda and General Motors with six each. [change pinnacle]
(Dime-ler) Daimler Chrysler, Ford and Nissan all came in with four winning models in the quality survey.
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[Talent=Jean]
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Korean automakers turned in some of the worst scores.

[Racing-Kid]


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Several racecar drivers are boycotting Franklin County Speedway because of an eleven-year-old boy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

Forrest Reynolds won his first mini-cup race. Now adults refuse to run with him at the track.
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[SOT 11:16:48]
[IN Q=I'm just]

((JASON MOYE/RACECAR DRIVER: I'M JUST AFRAID THE BOY WILL GET HURT. I JUST DON'T WANT TO SEE THAT. I'M NOT GOING TO BE THERE WHEN IT HAPPENS.))
[SUPER=01-Jason Moye/Racecar Driver; QUICK!!]
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[OUT Q=when it happens]
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[VO-NAT]

Reynolds has to add 200 pounds to his race-car just to qualify. The weights are bolted in, not welded. Drivers say that's not safe.
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[SOT 14:32:14]
[IN Q=They just]

((THEY JUST DON'T WANT A LITTLE KID COMING TO RACE WITH THEM BECAUSE THAT WILL RUIN THEIR REPUTATION AS BIG DRIVERS.))


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[VO-NAT]

Forrest's father, who works a second job to buy his son's equipment, says all this opposition will help Forrest overcome criticism as he grows older. Forrest plans to race at the Franklin County Speedway Saturday night.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Still ahead on the Newscast-- Robin will be here with the Friday forecast.
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[VO-NAT]


And a royal reunion may be in the works.
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[Roanoke-Times]


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The Roanoke Times will have a new chief before the end of the year.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1996]


Publisher Walter (Roo-gayber) Rugaber confirmed for NEWS 7 late today that he plans to retire December 1st.
VICE President and General Manager Wendy Zomperelli will become President and Publisher of the Roanoke Times at that time.
Zomperelli has been with the paper for 16 years.
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[Prayer-Day]


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Civic and religious leaders gathered in Lynchburg today for ceremonies observing the National Day of Prayer..

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


More than a half dozen speakers led the crowd in prayer for a variety of concerns: among them, families, schools and public servants.
Pastor Jerry Kroll said many of society's problems can be blamed on a lack of prayer in every day life.
A national day of prayer was first established in 1775 by the Continental Congress.
It became an official holiday in 1952.
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[Fergie]


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First they were married, then they divorced... now could there be a marriage again for one Royal couple?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Surrey, England/1997;]


Prince Andrew has apparently told the high society magazine- Tatler that he hasn't ruled out re-marriage to Sarah Ferguson, the Dutchess of York.
The two divorced in 1996, but for the last three years they have been living together with their two daughters.
[Super=03-London, England;]


The prince says the living arrangement is not just for the children, but for their benefit as a couple.
Mum's the word from Sarah Ferguson -as she entered a London restaurant.
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[S-Extra]


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Blue Ridge District soccer highlights for you, also NBA playoffs, and words from Roanoke Steam head coach Pete Shaw on his quarterbacks,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-St. Louis, MO; :00]


But first our extra point. Before today's St. Louis- Pittsburgh game, the United State Postal Service called on two former Cardinal greats - Ozzie Smith and Lou Brock to help them unveil a brand new set of stamps. 20 baseball legends of the 20th century are immortalized in a brand new commemorative postage package that will be issued during the all-star weekend in Atlanta this summer.
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[S-NBA]


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An Indiana loss last night in the decisive game five playoff match up with Milwaukee would probably mean the end of the Pacers. The team is rumored to be breaking up after this season and Larry Bird is retiring from coaching.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/TNT; :00]


The Pacers would have to count heavily on the man of steel, Reggie Miller.
Miller was indeed superman in the first half, scoring a game high 19 points.
The Bucks Tim Thomas was Miller's answer in the first half, slicing and dicing through the Pacers defense.
[SUPER=32-Indiana/96/Milwaukee/95;]Thomas would hit this jumper with under a minute left in the game, 94-93 Bucks.



But Travis Best rips rope from three point land with 16 ticks left and Indiana advances to meet Philadelphia with the 96-95 win over Milwaukee.
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[S-Allen]


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[WRITER=sma]
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Former Virginia Tech head basketball coach Frankie Allen Allen has the task of reviving basketball at Howard University. He was hired yesterday. The Bison are 3-and-52 over the last two seasons, and the N-C-A-A is investigating the program.

[S-Soccer]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-67 15:39]
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William Byrd and Alleghany hooked up in a key Blue Ridge District boys soccer match last night over in Vinton.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/Mountaineers vs. Terriers; :00]

Alleghany coach Gary Shepherd trying to keep his Mounties up, they came into the game having lost eight in a row.
In the first half, Byrd up 3-nothing, the Terriers Brad Collins takes advantage of a header that goes a rye, he rips rope from in close and Byrd was out in front 4-zip.
The Terriers open the second half with another goal, this time Brett Hamlet makes [SUPER=34-William Byrd/6/Alleghany/

1;]the nifty move and finds the back of the net on this shot to make the count 5-nothing.
Alleghany would get on the board. The Mountaineers Daniel Archibald carries...then passes to Alan Childs goes hard to the net and scores, but William Byrd wins 6-1.
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[S-Fame]


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Eight sports greats will enter the Virginia Sports Hall of fame tonight in Portsmouth as the class of 2000. Mike Stevens gives us the grand tour of the museum.
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]

((From the outside the Virginia Sports hall of fame looks more like a quaint old church than a museum. And for those who consider sports a religion that may not be such a coincidence. Located in the historic Olde Towne district of Portsmouth, the museum currently honors more than 180 of the Commonwealth's all-time greats. Roanokers like George Preas - the former Tech and Baltimore Colt great and NASCAR free spirit Curtis Turner each have a place in the hall of fame. You can see Sam Snead's hat, Ralph Sampson's huge shoes and Bullet Bill Dudley's old cleats. ((EDDIE WEBB:)) This year's class of inductees includes former Virginia Tech and Roanoke College head basketball coach Charlie Moir. Former Olympic swimming coach Ray Bussard, who at one time taught at Andrew Lewis goes in this year along with southside's own Wendell Scott. The late driving legend, from Danville's old Crooktown section overcame a lack of sponsorship and people's prejudices to become a driving star. ((EDDIE WEBB:)) Scott, Moir and Bussard also gives our western part of the state more than 30 members in the hall of fame. Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))

[S-NHL]


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The NHL playoffs hit the freezer floor again tonight with one game, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/ESPN; :00]


We pick up the action in the first period, watch Alexi Kovolov rip rope from out near the blue line, a cannon from way outside to open the scoring, 1-nothing Pittsburgh 2 minutes and 22 second into the first.
Then, John LeClair is credited with Philadelphia's only goal off the re-direction form Eric DeJardin. The refs had to review the goal, was there interference? The Refs rule there was not and the goal counts. Right now, we are tied at 1-all going into the second overtime.
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[S-Baseball]


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[WRITER=sma]
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The St. Louis Cardinals pack one major obe two punch that is tearing up the national league in Mark McGuire and Jim Edmunds.
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[VO-NAT]
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Today, each of them connected on their 10th homeruns of the season as the Cardinals downed the Pirates 5 to nothing. The pair is leading St. Louis to the top spot in the National Leage Central division with a stout 18 nand 10 record.
[SUPER=32-St. Louis/5/Pittsburgh/0;]McGuire hit his 10th right after Edmunds hit his. The pair have hit homers in t

he same game four times this season, three times in the last week.
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On the west coast the Giants welcomed the New York Mets to town.
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Willie Mays in the booth for the call as the Mets and Giants hook up.
San Francisco would get on the board first. In the bottom of the third Marvin Bernard hits this shot off the wall in deep right field scoring Doug Maribelli to make it one to nothing Giants.
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But the Giants would come back and tie it. Mike Piazza gets all of this pitch for a two run homer to centerfield but the Giants scored 3 in the 8-th to lead 5 to 2.
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The Steam looks to end a three game losing skid Saturday against Tulsa. Over three thousand tickets have already been sold.
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Roanoke has been practicing outside this week. One major key this weekend will be the quarterback play. Former Virginia Tech star Al Clark is still adjusting to arena football. Back up Will Burch has come off the bench and played well. He has some arena football experience and is challenging Clark for playing time.
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((PETE SHAW/STEAM HEAD COACH:WILL BURCH CAME IN AND DID AN EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD JOB, BUT WE'RE GONNA MAKE OUR QUARTERBACK DECISION RIGHT BEFORE GAME TIME. WE'RE ROTATING THE QUARTERBACKS WITH ALL THE DIFFERENT UNITS AND WE'LL SEE HOW THEY DO THIS WEEK AND IT TAKES TIME TO MATURE AS AN ARENA QUARTERBACK AND WILL BURCH HAS HAD MORE EXPERIENCE THAT WAY AND SO WE'LL JUST LET THEIR PERFORMANCE DURING THE WEEK DETERMINE WHO THE STARTER IS AT GAME TIME.))
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