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Coming up -
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Big development is on the way to part of Roanoke.
What will that mean to homes and businesses.
The Arrow is no longer- one Rock station goes country.
A plane has quite a bumpy landing-
Plus find out how the Jesus mini series was different overseas.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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Downtown Roanoke prepares for some dramatic changes over the next few years.
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[Biomedical-Complex]


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[GRAPHIC=Carilion Biomed.]


The area will be home to a new business park.
The Carilion Biomedical Institute will be the first tenant.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Teresa/Newsroom]


Teresa Hamilton is in our newsroom tonight.
Teresa, what will happen to homes and businesses in the area?
[Live= Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


Jean, city officials say the Riverside Centre for Research and Technology will not affect any homes.
But there are a number of businesses that will most likely have to relocate.
City leaders will also have to work other some other details with the Virginia Department of Transportation.
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[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager; :24]
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[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokesperson; 1:02]
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(( The research and technology park will cover 74 acres along Jefferson Street and Reserve Avenue... just south of downtown Roanoke.
The goal is to attract high-tech healthcare-related industries to the valley.
Initially, the city will invest approximately 14- million dollars in the project-- money city leaders say will pay off.
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((I WOULD EXPECT NOT ONLY MEDICAL FACILITIES BUT RELATED BUSINESSES AND INDUSTRIES TO ALSO LOCATE THERE.)) [RUNS07]
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Indeed-- the research park has already attracted its first tenant.
The Carilion Biomedical Institute will be building a 10- million dollar facility at the site..
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((WE WILL WORK WITH THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO BUILD A NEW INTERCHANGE OF ROY L. WEBBER EXPRESSWAY. THE NEW EXIT RAMPS WILL ROUTE TRAFFIC DIRECTLY INTO THE RESEARCH PARK PROTECTING NEARBY RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS FROM BUSINESS TRAFFIC.)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q= business traffic.]


But a V -DOT spokesperson says any road improvements, at this point, are not set in stone.
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((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT SPOKESPERSON: IT SOUNDS PROMISING BUT WE'VE GOT TO DO QUANTIFIABLE ANALYSIS, WE'VE GOT TO HAVE SPECIFIC FIGURES CONCERNING TRAFFIC WHERE TRAFFIC WOULD COME FROM, WHERE IT WOULD GO BEFORE WE COULD SAY WHAT COULD POSSIBLY BE DONE IN THAT AREA.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q= in that area.]))
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Laura Bullock says V-DOT is looking forward to working with the city and has told city leaders the project does look promising...
[Double Boxes=Jean and Teresa/Newsroom]

they just have to follow procedures, Jean.

[Microsoft]


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The Justice Department is standing by its order to breakup Microsoft.
It filed court papers tonight-- the federal government says a breakup is the best way to prevent anti-competitive behavior by the computer giant.
A Microsoft spokesman says the government has no ground to stand on in its plan to break up Microsoft.

[Ferrum]


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The president of Ferrum College will retire in two years.
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Jerry Boone rejected an offer from the Ferrum Board of Trustees to work an extra year.
Students have been angry at Boone recently for slicing athletic programs and changing the housing plan.
Faculty have criticized him for letting enrollment slide almost twenty percent in the last decade.
But Boone says faculty pressure did not push him out.
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((IF YOU THINK I'M PLEASED WITH IT, NO. I WOULD SAY NO TO THAT BUT AGAIN, I ANSWER TO A BOARD OF TRUSTEES THAT IS VERY PLEASED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF FERRUM COLLEGE.))
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Boone plans to spend retirement with his family to Asheville, North Carolina...
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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but he says before he leaves he'll make more big changes at Ferrum College.

[Alabama-Arrest]


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Two former Ku Klux Klan members are arrested for a church bombing more than 3-decades ago.
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[SUPER=03-Birmingham, AL/1963]


It was 1963 when a bomb ripped the building apart in Birmingham Alabama- killing four black girls.
Today the only two surviving suspects are facing justice.
The U-S Attorney says there's new evidence.
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((DOUG JONES/U.S. ATTORNEY: WE EXPECT THE EVIDENCE TODAY TO BE A GOOD BIT DIFFERENT THAN WHAT IT WOULD'VE BEEN 36 YEARS AGO.))
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[OUT Q=36 YEARS AGO.]
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Bobby Cherry and Thomas Blanton Junior surrendered to authorities today- after being indicted on murder charges.
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((THERE IS A PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE IN THESE CASES UNTIL THERE IS A TRIAL AND A FINDING OF GUILT IN THESE MATTERS))
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[OUT Q=IN THESE MATTERS.]
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In the 1970's one suspect was convicted- He died while serving a life sentence.
The suspects arrested today maintain they're innocence.
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[Louisa-Bombing]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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State Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for a bombing in Louisa County that killed a pregnant woman and her unborn child.
Investigators believe Coleman Leake Johnson Junior set the bomb to avoid making child support payments.
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Tammy Lynn Baker was killed when the bomb went off
[SUPER=03-Louisa/December 1997; ]

outside her apartment early on the morning of December 3rd, 1997.
Her murder was one of three bombings in that area over several months.
Johnson was arrested in Newport News.
If convicted, he could face the federal death penalty.
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[CAsteel]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Roanoke County firefighter who's accused of trying to kill his wife and three children may be reconciling with them.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd/January 26]


Phillip Casteel allegedly admitted he cut the brake line on the family van in January, endangering Kimberly and the kids.
He's charged with attempted murder, but a plea agreement is now in the works.
He was released pending trial next month, on the condition he not have any contact with his wife.
Casteel's attorney confirmed they've been seeing each other.
Tom Blaylock says the protective order has been lifted and the bond conditions rescinded, so they can spend time together.
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[Rainbow-Murders]


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A re-trial in the 20-year- old Rainbow Family murder case is now underway in West Virginia.
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Jacob Beard was convicted of murder in 1993, but was released last year after a judge ordered a new trial.
19-year-old Nancy Santomero and 26-year-old Vicki Durian were hitchhiking to a Rainbow Family Gathering in the summer of 1980 when they were shot and killed.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The trial was moved to Braxton County, where opening arguments began this morning.
Court officials expect the trial to continue for eight to ten days.

[Roberts]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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A star Virginia Tech basketball player pleaded guilty today to drug possession.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/March 1999]


21-year-old Rolan Roberts, a forward for the Hokies, will serve six months' probation for marijuana possession.
Police searched Roberts' apartment in February and found a pipe and less than half an ounce of marijuana in a plastic bag.
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[McCoy]


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An internet company in Arizona has been charged with providing the nitrous oxide that killed a Virginia Tech student last Fall.
Computer Science Major Andrew McCoy ordered the drug on line from bongmart- dot-com.
Federal agents raided the source in Tempe, Arizona and found an assortment of water bongs and pipes.
Nitrous Oxide is commonly used as a propellant, but is also widely abused as a recreational drug.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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You may have just seen part two of the CBS mini-series Jesus.
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Later on New 7, see the ending CBS didn't air.
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((LES MOONVES/CBS PRESIDENT: OUR ENDING IS IT MUCH MORE TRADITIONAL. THEIRS BRINGS IN THE IDEAL OF THE JESUS IN THE MODERN AGE AS WELL.))
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[OUT Q=modern age as well]
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[Sports-Preview]


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((O-K sports fans check this out, The N-C-Doluble-A division three softball championship opens tomorrow at the Moyer Sports Complex in Salem, The Roanoke Steam has yet to win a game and today the team lost to players Rick Rudd will wear the Marine colors on his car in the Winston and the Heat and Knicks continued their Eastern Conference semi final playoff series that's tied at 2 games each.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Roanoke-Radio]


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Two of Southwest Virginia's favorite radio stations became one today.
News 7 Business Reporter Jennifer (Mee-lee) Miele has more on the story.
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((Just moments before revealing Arrow 94's new format, phones were ringing off the hook with complaints about listening to 12 hours of the Rolling Stone's song, "It's only rock and roll."
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((TUNE IN AT NOON)) Leonard Wheeler is President of Mel Wheeler, Inc., the company that owns The Arrow.
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((BESIDES WE'LL BE ABLE TO COVER ROANOKE, LYNCHBURG, NEW RIVER VALLEY, IT'S A 100,000 WATT STATION IN THE MARKET PLACE.
IT WILL GIVE COUNTRY MUSIC LISTENERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR A SIGNAL OF THAT STREAM.)) [RUNS14]
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Star 94 will be simulcasting with WSLC-AM. Once a classic country station, WSLC's switch to mainstream country could mean powerhouse advertising opportunities for sponsors.
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((WE LOOK AT THIS AS A GROWTH PATTERN TO TRY TO BROADEN OUR SERVICE AREA AND OUR LISTENING AREA TO TRY TO GAIN MORE LISTENERS TO BETTER SERVE OUR ADVERTISERS WITH A GREATER COMMERCIAL ACCEPTANCE.)) [RUNS13]
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Now, both stations are playing country music with now live voices, but listeners are encouraged to call in with complaints. Jennifer Miele, News 7, Salem.))

[Coal]


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King Coal can provide Virginians jobs for some 50 more years.
But some researchers say the reserves may not last nearly that long.
Virginia Tech's Powell River Project estimated that Virginia's coal fields have an estimated 28-Billion tons of coal remaining, but less than a tenth of that can be extracted cost effectively.
The study also concluded that coal production will decline in the coming years.

[Capitol-Disturbance]


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It was supposed to be a civilized hearing on trade relations in China.
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But it did not turn out that way.
A man jumped up and yelled that he was going to kill himself.
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((WITH CHINA.. THIS IS TAKING PLACE... NAT SOUND OF DISTURBANCE.....))
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The man continued yelling that he wanted to testify on the trade issue- as police took him away.
The hearing resumed later where the Agriculture committee agreed to grant China trade benefits.
The bill... which is opposed by organized labor- goes up for a vote in the House next week.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still ahead on NEws 7, see why Congressman Patrick Kennedy is being investigated for battery.
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And a British Airways plane makes a spectacular landing.
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[Kennedy-Video]


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Did Congressman Patrick Kennedy assault an airport security guard?
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[VO-NAT 15:27:20ish]
[SUPER=04-L. A. Airport Security Video]


The Los Angeles City Attorney's office says the incident does not merit charges.
Today the airport security tape was released.
The female guard had filed a battery complaint against Patrick Kennedy.
She told police Kennedy shoved and grabbed her when she told him his bag was too big to fit through an X-rayscanner.
The tape shows the Congressman pushing the female guard backward and shaking a metal detector archway.
Both sides said the videotape support their account. Prosecutors said the incident did not warrant charges.
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[Jesus-Ending]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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If you were one of the millions who watched Jesus- the mini series- the movie you saw was different than what aired in Italy.
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((I AM WITH YOU.. MUSIC TIL THE END OF THE WORLD.))
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The U-S ending with Jesus reuniting with his disciples, but in Italy- the movie shows Jesus entering the modern world-
Because of U-S T-V time constraints several minutes of the movie were cut-
And the C-B-S president says the network preferred the ending it used.
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[SOT 21:05:20]
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((LES MOONVES/CBS PRESIDENT: WE FELT DRAMATICALLY AND HISTORICALLY IT WAS MUCH MORE ACCURATE AS TOLD, AS OPPOSED TO WHAT THE ITALIAN TELEVISION AIRED. WE ..... THE WAY IT DID.))
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[OUT Q=THE WAY IT DID.]
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The movie beat out Who wants to be a Millionaire in Sunday's ratings- It was filmed in Malta and Morocco- and was broadcast earlier this year in Italy.
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[S-Extra]


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The N-C-Double-A division three softball tournament begins tomorrow at the Moyer Sports complex in Salem and the Steam loses a couple of players. But first our Extra Point.
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[SUPER=75-Blacksburg; :]


Tech running back Shryone Stith signed a free agent contract with Jacksonville today. Stith was projected as a second to fourth round pick but the Jaguars got him in the seventh round
Stith rushed for over 11 hundred yards and 13-touchdowns last season and here are tonight's scores.
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[S-Avalanche]


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Salem wrapped up a thre game set with Potomac last night beating the Cannons at Memorial 4 to 3 in 10.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Potomac; :]


Mugsy shooting t-shirts into the crowd.
The Cannons would add two more on the board in the top of the third when Troy Farnsworth slams this two run homer over the left field wall Potomac takes a 3 to nothing lead.
Potomac would try to add one more score in the top of the third as Troy McNaughton nails this shot to right field David Kims is gunned down at the plate trying to score from second.
[SUPER=34-Salem/4/Potomac/3/;]


Salem would fight back in the third as Chone Figgins hits the sacrafice fly to right field scoring Erik Johnson from third and Salem wins it 4 to 3 in 10.
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[S-UVA]


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[WRITER=rst]
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The Virginia Cavaliers dropped into the losers bracket in the A-C-C baseball tournament losing to Clemson 9 to 5.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fort Hill, SC/Virginia vs Clemson; :]


Clemson continued to dominate the Cavaliers on the Diamond.
Casey Stone scored three runs and had three hits. He is now 11 and 16 in his last four games against Virginia.
[SUPER=34-Clemson/9/Virginia/5/;]


The Tigers have beaten Virginia three of the last four times they've played. Clemson has 52 hits and 38 runs in those games.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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The Texas Rangers completed a three game sweep over Tampa today beating the Devils Rays 11 to 6.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Arlington, TX/FOX SPORTS; :]


An aerial view of the ball park in Arlington.
The Rangers got on the board in the bottom of the first. Chad Curtis sends this pitch deep over the left field wall for a solo homer and a 1 to nothing Texas lead.
[SUPER=35-Texas/11/Tampa Bay/6/;]


Tampa's Fred McGriff had his 34-th two homer game this solo shot to right field in the second and a grand slam in the fifth but Texas wins it 11 to 6.
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[S-NCAA]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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The NCAA Division III softball championship eight team field begins play today.
Steve Mason checks in with Roanoke College from the Moyer Sports Complex.
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[SUPER=01-Crystal Hileman/Roanoke Right Fielder; :18]
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[SUPER=01-Amy Layman/Roanoke Pitcher; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-Kari Whitney/Roanoke Third Base; 1:17]
[SUPER=01-Alan Bayse/Roanoke Head Coach; 1:23]
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[OUT Q=.....News 7 sports"]
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[TALENT=Roy]
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Roanoke third baseman Kari Whitney was named third team All American.
That's it for sports, have a great day everybody.

[S-Glenvar]


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Amy Layman is just one of two former Glenvar Highlanders playing the in the NCAA's this week. While Layman is here in Salem, 1999 Glenvar graduate Kelli Julg is in Tempe, Arizona playing with Coastal Carolina. Julg and the Chanticleers play Thursday night against Arizona State.

[S-NBA]


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[WRITER=rst]
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Miami and New York hooked up last night at the American Airline Arena for game five of the Eastern Conference semi final.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL/SUNSHINE NETWORK; :]


The series was tied at 2 games each.
Clarence Weatherspoon carried the load for the Heat this basket and Miami took a 26 to 25 lead.
But the Knicks would answer going to Patrick Ewing who hits the jumper from the corner and the Knicks went up by 2.
[SUPER=32-New York/81/Miami/87/;]


Then the Heat gets it to Alonzo Mourning who hits the jumper and Miami goes on to win the game 87 to 81.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


The Division Three National Softball championship opens at the Moyer Sports Complex today.
More later on Mornin.

[S-Steam]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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The Roanoke Steam has opened its inaugural season by losing its first five games and today it also lost a couple of players. Kicker Shane Meyer has left the team to work for a car dealership in Missouri.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 6th; :00]

And hard-nosed fullback Andre Evans also left the team today to begin training with the New Jersey Police Academy. The five eleven, 250 pound Evans joined the Steam for its home opener against Tulsa and also played in last week's contest. Evans also played some linebacker for the Steam. Roanoke plays at Norfolk this Saturday night against the team owned by Bruce Smith.
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[S-Rudd]


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Ricky Rudd has been invited to the Winston all-star race for the past 15 years as an automatic qualifier. But last year he failed to win a race and as a result he'll have some work to do this Saturday night in Charlotte.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Camp Lejeune, NC;:00]

Rudd got some backup today as he arrived at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to meet the Marines. In the Memorial Day weekend Coca-Cola 600 his Havoline Ford will have a special paint job honoring that branch of the service.
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[Emergency-Landing]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
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In our video of the day, some anxious moments at a British airport.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-Liverpool, England]


The pilot reported trouble with the plane's landing gear and was immediatley ordered to make an emergency landing in Liverpool.
The rocky landing was caught on tape- as the plane skidded onto the runway- sparks flying in the air.
The 48 people on board are all fine.
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