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Coming up on News 7-
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The news came today. Tonight reaction as more than 200 local workers find they'll lose their jobs.
George W. may get a big endorsement from his former rival. We'll have the latest.
Plus The Big Game jackpot is now the largest in world history.
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News7 is next.

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((I JUST FELT LIKE SOMETHING WAS GOING ON THE WAY THEY WERE DOING THINGS CHANGING POLICIES, THEY DON'T DO THAT IF EVERYTHINGS OKAY.))
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Employees react to the announcement that Ingersoll-Rand's Roanoke County plant is shutting down.
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[Ingersoll-Rand]


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The manufacturer of rock drills will phase out operations by March of next year and will be moving the company to Texas.
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Kate Weidaw is at Ingersoll-Rand tonight with the details behind the announcement.
[Live= Kate/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Kate1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.]


The official announcement came this afternoon although rumors about the plant closing down had been lingering for weeks.
In all, 245 people will be looking for new jobs by March of 2001.
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[SUPER=01-Bill Flora/Employee for 12 Years; :12]
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((As employees of Ingersoll-Rand left work for the day many said the company's announcement was not a surprise. Bill Flora who has worked in the accessories department for 12 years had noticed some changes taking place.

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((BILL FLORA: THEY'RE STOCKPILING THEIR PRODUCT THEY'VE BEEN FUSING FOR THREE YEARS TO GET RID OF THEIR PRODUCT AND NOW THEY'RE STOCKPILING.))
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The company plans to transfer the assembly operations in Roanoke County to the company's worldwide Drilling Solutions headquarters and plant in Garland, Texas. No one from Ingersoll-Rand would go on camera to explain why the company is shutting down but they did release this statement. [take pre-pro] "The company reached this decision after a thorough analysis which concluded that today's global competitive landscape requires new strategies for achieving the company's long term commitments."
But what matters to current employees is finding a new job.

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((BILL FLORA: THERE AREN'T THAT MANY GOOD PAYING JOBS THAT ARE AVAILABLE MOST OF YOUR JOBS ARE MINIMUM WAGE MAYBE TEN DOLLARS MAX THESE GUYS CAN'T LIVE ON THAT.))
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Ingersoll-Rand officials say they have set up a transition package of severance pay, benefits, and will help affected employees find new jobs.
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But many told me that still doesn't ease their mind after today's announcement.



[Henry-Shooting]


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A Henry County teenager faces criminal charges for accidentally shooting his best friend.
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Authorities say it happened at this home over the weekend.
Today they charged the 13 year old teen with involuntary manslaughter for fatally shooting 13 year old Brandon Lee Moore.
Investigators say the two were playing with the gun and thought it was unloaded.
Students returned to school at Carver Middle. Flags were at half staff and counselors were on hand.
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[SOT 1:21:46]
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((CASEY PEGRAM/VICTIM'S FRIEND: I KNEW I WASN'T GOING TO HAVE A NORMAL DAY. IT'S JUST WHERE THEY HAVE ALL THE POSTER UP. IT TORE ME UP THAT'S WHAT MADE ME CRY.))
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((SUSAN WAGONER/COUNSELOR: WITH THESE KIDS A LOT OF THEM IT'S THEIR FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH DEATH. THEY DO HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS WHY SOMEONE SO YOUNG.))
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Funeral services for Brandon Moore are on Wednesday.
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[Bush-McCain]


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A former Rival may endorse George W. Bush tomorrow.
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John McCain's advisors say the senator plans to give Bush his backing tomorrow.
The two are in Pittsburgh for a meeting- but neither would confirm the endorsement tonight.
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((JOHN MCCAIN/ARIZONA SENATOR: THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING.... IN DISAGREEMENT.)) [BUTT TO 20:17:23] ((GEORGE W. BUSH: I'M SURE SENATOR AND I.... LOOK FORWARD TO IT.))
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McCain says he holds no grudges from his political rivalry with Bush.
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[Big-Game]


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The billboards can't get any larger-- but the 325 million dollar Big Game jackpot is the largest in world history.

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It beats a 1998 Powerball jackpot of only 298 million.
Virginia was one of the first four states to start The Big Game in 1996 -- and only this week does the lottery director feel like Americans are paying attention.
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((PENELOPE KYLE/VIRGINIA LOTTERY DIRECTOR: ESPECIALLY UP IN YOUR VIEWING AREA, THERE ARE GONNA BE LONG LINES FROM PEOPLE COMING IN FROM NORTH CAROLINA TO BUY TICKETS. I WOULD NOT SUGGEST WAITING UNTIL TUESDAY AFTERNOON OR TUESDAY EVENING.))
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Today, lottery workers trained in Richmond to help out the state's busiest retailers tomorrow-- typically along the North Carolina border.
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Virginia only takes out profit on tickets sold in Virginia.
But with Big Game sales up 30 times over typical Tuesday drawings... that means more money than previously projected will be turned over to public schools on June 30th.

[Green]


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A woman who was declared "obsessed" with animals by a Circuit Judge was back in court today to answer a new set of animal- control violations.
Valery Green sold a Maltese puppy to a woman, after she was ordered not to HAVE animals.
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In Court today charges related to vaccinations and licenses were dropped.
Green doesn't want to address the issue of whether the FRANKLIN County court order still applies, now that she lives in Montvale.
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((I WOULD SAY I'M AN ANIMAL LOVER WHO HAS ANIMALS AND HOPEFULLY HAS ENOUGH KNOWLEDGE TO BE ABLE TO CARE FOR THEM IN A MORE THAN ADEQUATE FASHION.))
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In court her lawyer referred to Green's "livelihood" as an animal breeder. SHE says it's not a business but a "hobby."
The remaining charges were continued another month.
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[Westvaco]


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Picket lines have re-formed around the Westvaco plant in Covington.
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Retirees have been pushing the company to improve their benefits.
They gave up the informational picketing for a year, as talks continued.
But now they say that approach didn't go any good.
Westvaco says the company boosted pension benefits in the 70's and 80's.
And it continues to review those obligations.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still ahead on News-7 at Eleven, the nation says goodbye to John Cardinal O'Connor.
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And a Cuban baseball player who dissapeared in Minnesota has resurfaced-- and says he doesn't want to leave.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((HI JEAN, THE SALEM AVALANCHE PICKS UP ITS THIRD STRAIGHT WIN, THE PACERS POUND PHILADELPHIA AND THE DEVILS GET ONE STEP CLOSER TO OWNING THE STANLEY CUP. CHRISTIANSBURG'S FOOTBALL TEAM IS PICKED TOPS IN SPORTSMANSHIP AND THIS PULASKI COUNTY CYCLIST IS HOPING TO BRING HOME OLYMPIC GOLD TO SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. THOSE STORIES LATER IN SPORTS.))

[Cardinal]


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John Cardinal O'Connor was laid to rest tonight- buried beneath the altar at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York.


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((ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA.))
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John Cardinal O'Connor had strong views against homosexuality and Abortion- but he was also known for his tireless work to help the homeless and never turn away those in need.
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((THAT ABOUT HOMELESS AND NOT REJECTING WHO .. REALLY OUTCASTS.)) [BUTT TO 20:20:10] ((WHEN HE WAS ... BED PANS.))
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Today faces of presidents and politicians, along with ordinary folks packed the cathedral-
John Cardinal O'Connor once said his greatest joy was the work of being simply a priest.
He once said on my tombstone just put the word Priest. John O'Connor- priest.
John Cardinal O'Connor died Wednesday- He was 80.
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[Drowning]


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The eight year old boy found in a swimming pool this weekend accidentally drowned.
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An autopsy was performed today on Calvin Thomas Murray.
The boy was on a weekend religious retreat with family members at the Church of God State Offices complex in Roanoke county.
Murray had been missing for a couple of hours on Saturday when he was discovered in the swimming pool there.
The little boy was from Virginia Beach.
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[Lewis-Gale]


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Now that Lewis-Gale Clinic is locally owned and operated, the down sized facility is focusing on keeping itself lean.
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The board of directors officially severed the clinic's relationship with PhyCor Friday evening.
Doctors say they want to get back to the basics of providing care.
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((JON NESS/L.G.CLINIC EXECUTIVE DIR.: I THINK IN THE FUTURE AT LEWIS-GALE CLINIC WE WILL BE LESS FOCUSED ON GROWTH AND MORE FOCUSED ON QUALITY AND MORE FOCUSED ON CUSTOMER SERVICE, IT'S NOT THE SIZE OF THE ORGANIZATION THAT MATTERS IT'S THE QUALITY.))
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Lewis-Gale Clinic still has six satellite offices at Back Creek, Bonsack, Clearbrook, Valley View, Westlake and after July 31st, Lee Hi.
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[C'burg-Council]


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An anonymous attack ad placed days before the Christiansburg town council election has sparked an investigation by the State Board of Elections.
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Ann Hess lost her bid for one of three open seats on town council by 71 votes.
She was the target of a negative ad placed by a group called "Concerned Citizens of the town of Christiansburg" in the News Messenger, a local paper.
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The ad could not be traced to a REAL group.
State law requires that such ads include the name and address of the writer.
The Board of Elections says the ad's writer AND the paper COULD face charges.

[Goode]


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Independent congressman Virgil Goode is picking up some bi- partisan support in his bid for re- election in the Fifth District.
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Five Republican lawmakers from central and southside Virginia met in Farmville today to announce they want Goode to remain their Congressman.
Most said the District needs someone who's familiar with the traditions and issues facing the area.
Goode says he appreciates the support he's receiving from all sides.
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((REP. VIRGIL GOODE/I- FIFTH DISTRICT: THIS IS GOING TO BE A HARD FOUGHT CAMPAIGN AND I HOPE THAT WITH THE HELP AND SUPPORT OF FRIENDS LIKE THOSE BEHIND ME AND ALL ACROSS THE FIFTH DISTRICT, WE CAN BE SUCCESSFUL, BUT IT'S GOING TO TAKE A HARD EFFORT.))
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Fifth District Democrats will nominate a candidate to oppose Goode on May 20th.
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[Love-Bug]


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Is a 27-year old man in the Philippines be responsible for the Love Bug computer virus?
Today police raided the man's Manila apartment- Barry Peterson has more.
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((At first, Reomel Ramones was just a face in the crowd...as police raided his Manila apartment. But his was the face of a man suspected of creating perhaps the most destructive computer virus in history. ROMEL:WAIT..WAIT..WAIT He soon realized he was a wanted man...and quickly called the women who shared the apartment...Irene. ROMEL: IRENE..HELLO According to investigators...this is Irene DeGuzman..the other suspect still not in custody. Both are well educated bank employees...both said to be familiar with computers. Finally, agents grabbed Reamon...his cell phone and his pager. AGENT: YOU'RE ERASING A MESSAGE. Is this the man who created the Love Bug? RAMON: NOT ME... What police...under the watchful eye of the FBI...found in the apartment were computer disks..computer magazines..but:.
Q - BUT NO COMPUTER (COP) NO COMPUTER. The love bug virus started its rampage late last week spreading through millions of computers worldwide in a matter of hours...doing, by some estimates, billions of dollars in damage, with a link to the Philippines. Someone used the phone in this apartment to hack into Philippine web pages and plant a second virus...a virus triggered by the Love Bug. That link, a computer expert told CBS news tonight...is as close to a smoking gun as there is. Barry Peterson, CBS news, manila.))
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They grew up together,
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[VO-NAT]

spent four years at Virginia Tech together and say they're not finished yet.
We'll have these twins' story when we return.
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[Cuban-Player]


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A Cuban college baseball player who disappeared from Minneapolis Saturday has turned up.
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He resurfaced with a sports agent by his side- in South Florida.
Mario (Chow-ee) Chaoui says he'll seek asylum in the United States-
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((IT WAS .. WITH MY FAMILY HERE.))
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The last time (Chow-ees) teammates saw him was Saturday- that's him chomping gum as the Cuban Team arrived in Minneapolis.
Chowee says he wants the freedoms the United States offers.
(Chowe-ee) says he wants to play baseball professionally in the U-S.
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[Tech-Twins]


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A set of identical twins will receive identical degrees this Saturday when they graduate from Virginia Tech.
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Greg and Grant Vogl are 21-year-old Engineering Science and Mechanics majors.
For the last four years, they've roomed together, studied together and even earned the same four-point-O grade point averages.
With all their similarities, they say it's hard for classmates to tell them apart.
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((GRANT VOGL: YOU KIND OF DEVELOP THE SAME PERSONALITY.. BUT WE'RE STILL INDIVIDUALS. GREG: OH YEAH, WE HAVE DIFFERENT PERSONALITIES. .... I'D SAY WE'RE BEST FRIENDS, BUT WE'RE ALSO OUR GREATEST ENEMIES AS WELL BECAUSE WE KNOW EACH OTHER'S FLAWS VERY WELL. WE CAN PUSH EACH OTHER'S BUTTONS.))
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The twins will return together to Virginia Tech in the fall to get their master's degrees.
THIS TIME they plan to live in separate apartments.
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[S-Extra]


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Coming up, Salem Avalanche highlights, a look at the majors, plus playoff action from the NBA and NHL. A local cyclist is trying to make is mark on the international scene and refs say Christiansburg high school is tops in sportsmanship.
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Now our extra point.
This is the Bob's Hole Whitewater Rodeo on the Clackamas River in Oregon.
20 men and 7 women competed in the Rodeo. The performers recieve points for skill and style.
Judges grade the kyakers on smoothness and variety of moves and how long they can stay in one place.
Here are tonight's scores.
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[s-avs]


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The Salem Avalanche extended its winning streak to three games as the Kinston Indians came to town last night. Salem leads the series three to one so far this season after last night's win.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Kinston vs. Salem;]


It didn't look good for Mugsy though as little major league hopefuls mugged the Avalanche mascot.
Salem started off hot as Scott Seal steps up to the plate in the bottom of the first and blasts this pitch over the right field wall. 1-nothing Salem.
In the next inning Choo Freeman singles past the shortstop. Matt Holliday comes home from third and the Salem advantage is 2-zip.
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More round trippers were to come as Juan Uribe powers this one over the left field wall and the Avalanche goes to win its third straight five-to-zero.
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[S-MLB]


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In the majors, the Florida Marlins have picked up their third straight win at the expense of the Braves who have now dropped three in a row.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL/WAMI;]


It started badly for the Braves, This error by Rafael Furcal allows Mark Kotsy to score and FLorida is up one-nothing.
In the fifth, Greg Maddux singles to right and Atlanta gets on the board when Furcal crosses the plate. 2-1 Marlins.
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The winning run crosses the plate in the ninth on the balk by John Rocker and Florida beats Atlanta three to two.
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[S-Civitan]


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Christiansburg High School's football program was honored yesterday afternoon at the Patrick Henry Hotel in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The Demons received the Civitan Sportsmanship Award yesterday afternoon.
The award recognizes the football team for excellent conduct on the field as voted by the Western District Football officials Association.
Christiansburg was one and nine last season, but this honor isn't about wins and losses.
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This is the second time in four years Christiansburg has won the award.
It also includes a 500 dollar scholarship.
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[S-NBA]


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Indiana takes a two games to none lead in its best of seven series with Philadelphia.
The 76ers made it interesting though coming back from 26 points down before losing 103-97.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/WTBS-NBA;]


Jalen Rose was the man for the Pacers he quietly scored 30 points to lead all scorers.
Iverson helped bring Philadelphia back from 26 points down, this jam two of his 28 on the night but
[super=32-Philadelphia/97/Indiana/103;]


Indiana held back the 76ers to win 103-97, and take a 2-nothing lead in the Eastern Conference Semifinal.
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[S-Lewis]


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A jury has cleared Dr. Gilbert Mudge of the charges he faced following the death of former Boston Celtics star Reggie Lewis.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA;]


The panel decided Mudge is not guilty of negligence or substandard care.
The lawyer for Lewis' widow, Donna Harris-Lewis, says he hasn't decided on an appeal.
Neither Harris-Lewis nor Mudge was in the courtroom when the verdict was read.
Lewis collapsed and died of a heart problem at the age of 27 during a 1993 NBA playoff game.
The collapse came two months after Mudge told Lewis he had a "normal Athlete's heart.
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[S-NHL]


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The New Jersey is moving on to the Eastern Conference Championship. The Devils eliminated Toronto last night with a three-nothing series clinching win.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/Fox Sports Net-NHL;]


New Jersey would get all it would need right after the opening face off. As Petra Sykora finds the back of the net with the wrist shot and it's one-nothing Devils.
New Jersey starts the second period, just like the first. Jason Arnott puts some icing on the cake with this score, the Devils get an
[super=31-Toronto/0/New Jersey/3;]

empty net goal in the third and shut out the Maple Leaf three to nothing to win the series four games to two.
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[S-Rider]


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Later this month, Scottie Weiss battle other top cyclist in the country for a spot on the Olympic team.
Roy Stanley has the Pulaski County cyclist's story.
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((At the age of 12, Weiss was heavy into speed skating. That fascination for speed on 4 wheels turned into a passion to race on two wheels.
And for Weiss that meant taking up the sport of Cycling.)) ((SCOTTIE WEISS/PRO RIDER:)) ((As an amateur, The 28 year old Weiss was a top competitor in the Saturn cup racing through the streets of downtown Roanoke.
The amateur status was enough to handle Weiss's hunger to ride and before turning pro last year he won the bronze medal in the national amateur road race.)) ((WEISS:)) ((Weiss trains at least a couple of days during the week then he goes from state to state on the weekend to race.
After two years or racing as a pro, Weiss is now preparing for every riders dream, a chance to make the olympic team.)) ((WEISS:)) ((Weiss and more than 100 other riders will attempt to make the olympic team during trials May 20-th in Jackson, Mississippi.
Roy Stanley News 7 sports.))
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The 2001 NASCAR season will have two new venues.
The schedule will grow to 36 races in 2001 with addition of events at new tracks.
The first weekend of racing at a new facility going up in Joliet, Illinois, is July 14th and 15th.
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The track in Kansas City, Kansas, will have races the weekend of September 29th.
The Winston Cup schedule will now cover 38 weeks, including two non-points events -- The Bud Shootout and The Winst(-------------)on.