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Coming up on News 7-
After six years in prison an acquittal for a man in the Rainbow family murders.
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The effort is on to make sure truckers get enough sleep-
and dramatic video is released of a Marine helicopter crash.
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Plus results of crash tests on luxury cars.
News 7 is next.
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[Rainbow-Murders]


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The Rainbow Family murders happened two decades ago- Tonight the man convicted- is acquitted.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lewisburg, WV/1993]


7 years ago Jacob Beard was sentenced to life in prison for the shooting deaths of two hitchhikers on their way to a Rainbow Family Gathering in Pocahontas County.
But today a West Virginia jury found Beard INNOCENT.
He was released from jail last year after a death row inmate in Missouri confessed to killing Vicki Durian and Nancy Santomero.
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Beard says he plans to head home to Florida, and spend time with his family.



[Halifax-murder]


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Halifax County authorities are investigating a murder. They think it's the result of a domestic dispute.
56-year old Henry Lionel Link of South Boston was shot to death.
His wife Mary Link called deputies and stated someone had been shot and she needed a deputy.
That's when officers found Link dead in his home.
Authorities seized several firearms. Charges are pending.



[Truckers-Rest]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Sleepy truck drivers cause too many accidents.
That's according to federal officials- who are proposing cutting the time truckers spend on the road.
The Department of Transportation began a series of hearings today in Washington.
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Kate Weidaw is off of Interstate 81- Kate what are the rules now for drivers?
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Right now drivers are required to get 8 hours of rest during a 24 hour period. But a new proposal would keep truckers off the road at least 12 hours per day. Trucking companies like Fleetmaster Express say this will only lead to more trucks being on the road - to make up for lost time.
(rollcue...for lost time. )
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((Over 60 Fleetmaster Express trucks ship products like tires, paper, and beverages to places across the country. But if truckers end up being required to spend more time off the road, the company says there will be some changes ON the road.
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((LINIEL GREGORY: WE THINK WE WOULD HAVE TO ADD ON TRUCKS AND DRIVERS AND RIGHT NOW THERE IS A SHORTAGE OF DRIVERS WE WOULD HAVE TO INCREASE THE EXPENSE OF BUYING NEW EQUIPMENT SO WE COULD HAVE MORE TRUCKS OUT ON THE ROAD.))
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And the increase in cost could end up coming out of the consumer's pocket. But the Department of Transportation says safety on the nation's highways needs to come first. Truckers say increasing their rest period will only lead them to drive faster to make deadlines.

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((JIMMY BROCK: WE GOT TO MANY CUSTOMERS NOW WE'RE STILL RUNNING LATE ON JUST RUNNING 10 HOURS. TWELVE HOURS ON 12 HOURS OFF THAT CUTTING MORE TIME WE CAN RUN.))
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Some folks feel 12 hours of rest sounds just right.

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((MICHELLE WEITZMAN: I THINK THEY DRIVE FASTER THAN THEY SHOULD BE PROBABLY BECAUSE THEY 'RE ON THE ROAD TO MUCH SO IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE THEM ON THE ROAD LESS.))
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Even though truckers say less time on the road amounts to more problems - the current rule they follow is 60 years old.
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That's why the Department of Transportation says it may be time for a change.



[29-Fatality]


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A talk about truck safety goes on in Washington- a Danville truck driver loses his life on Route 29 today.
An Albemarle County official says 40-year-old Terry Grasty was trapped in his burning Dollar-General rig after another truck rear-ended him at an intersection.
No word yet on whether the driver who hit Grasty will face charges.
[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [05/31/2000] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Drowning]


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A missing Pittsylvania County man who was last seen floating away on a cooler on the James River has been found.
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The body 52 year old Benny Krantz of Hurt was found on the beach near Tarr Bay about a half mile east of Benjamin Harrison Bridge on the James River. People walking by found him around 5 o'clock this evening.
Authorities had a hard time finding Krantz because of poor weather conditions and strong tides. Krantz's body has been taken to the medical examiners office in Richmond.
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[Vinton-Drowning]


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Vinton police are continuing to question people in connection with the drowning death of a toddler.
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Two year old Hailey Wilson was being cared for by a baby-sitter when she drowned in the woman's pool yesterday morning.
Police say the caretaker, Leni (Whitt-meyer) Whitmire, discovered the child and attempted C-P-R.
Investigators say they're continuing to conduct interviews in hopes of figuring out how the child wandered off and got past a secured gate leading to the pool.
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((THAT'S THE QUESTION THAT WE DON'T HAVE AN ANSWER FOR, FOR SURE, THAT WE'LL DETERMINE IN THE DAYS TO COME, THAT WE'LL DEFINITELY FIND OUT HOW THE CHILD ENTERED THE POOL.))
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Investigators say Whitmire was caring for six children and was NOT licensed to do so by the state.
Police say they won't decide if charges will be filed until they consult with the Commonwealth's attorney once their investigation is complete.
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[Video]


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Horrifying video is released today showing the crash of a Navy helicopter last December.
The chopper was bringing a team of Marines in for a practice seizure of a Navy tanker- when the wheels of the helicopter caught the safety netting around the deck.
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[Vo-Nat] Video was taken from the Navy ship-
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((NAT SOUND))
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The pilot apparently applied full throttle lifting the helicopter into a sidewards somersault into the pacific. Six marines and one sailor were killed.
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Marines who have viewed the crash say it appears as if the cause was pilot error, but the investigation is not over.

[ACLU-Park-Arrests]


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The American Civil Liberties Union has joined a Roanoke case challenging Virginia's centuries-old sodomy law.
The ACLU says if the sodomy law is not struck down by Virginia's Court of Appeals, it should at least NOT apply to private consensual sex between adults.
The ACLU has filed a friend-of-the court brief in the case of a group of defendants arrested in Wasena park.
Virginia's sodomy statute prohibits oral and anal sex.

[FOI-Suit]


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A judge has dismissed a lawsuit saying the Botetourt County supervisors held an illegal meeting.
The decision came after a hearing today on a motion by the county's attorney.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./April 20;]


The issue centered on a budget hearing last month.
Many people couldn't get into the room to hear what was going on.
Attorney Bob Patterson argued that violated the state's open meeting law.
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Botetourt County's attorney said that the meeting was legal, and that the supervisors would have moved it to a bigger room had they expected a huge crowd.
The judge sided with the county.
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A Southside man is in jail tonight - after he's found guilty of producing child porn AND having sex with minors.
The story ahead.
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Plus - how do luxury cars measure up - in crash tests?
We'll tell you, coming up.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office - with another bountiful buffet of regional high school tournament action. Highlights from no less than 8 regional semi-final game are on the way - including some upsets and heartache. Plus, a Floyd footballer gets some scholarship money, and Million Dollar Bill Elliott talks about returning to his ways of old as he approaches his 45th birthday. Tonight on the Big 7.))

[Freeman]


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A Danville man awaits his sentence after a judge found him guilty of using underage girls in pornographic material.
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25-year old Roger Donovan Freeman faced eight different counts including child pornography, sodomy and statutory rape of a 14-year old girl.
The defendant pled not guilty to those charges during his trial today.
Prosecutors entered about two dozen photographs that included Freeman and two minors.
Some of them were nude pictures of the defendant in different acts.
Shortly after closing arguments, Judge James Ingram convicted Freeman.
His sentencing is scheduled for June 29th.
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[Jackson]


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[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Three Roanoke city jail inmates may be among the prosecution witnesses next week, when a Roanoke man faces trial on charges of arson and murder.
Today, defense attorneys went to court seeking more information on the inmates.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 18, 1998;]


Brian Eugene Jackson is charged with the Church Avenue rooming house fire that killed six people in May of 1998.

He was in court today, as his attorney asked for more information on jailhouse witnesses who may claim that Jackson made incriminating statements while in custody.
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((CHRIS KOWALCZUK/JACKSON'S ATTORNEY: WE DECIDED THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING WHO THESE PEOPLE WERE, THEIR CRIMINAL RECORDS, WHAT THEIR MOTIVATIONS ARE, WHY THESE JAILHOUSE SNITCHES ARE SUDDENLY COMING FORWARD IF IT'S SUDDEN.))
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Prosecutors have agreed to provide more information, once it is clear the inmates will actually testify. Jackson's trial is scheduled to begin on Monday.



[West]


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He served less than ten years for killing his wife. Dennis West could have gone back to prison, if the assault charge had held up in court today. It did not.
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Shona Reynolds filed the assault and battery warrant against West three days after he fired her.
The two worked at Holiday Inn Express on Gainsboro Road where West is the assistant manager.
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((I SAID, "WELL, SHONA, YOU'RE GOING TO BE FIRED, BECAUSE OF CUSSING. I CANNOT ALLOW AN EMPLOYEE TO CUSS A SUPERVISOR OR ANOTHER EMPLOYEE."))
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She denied cussing at West... insisting, instead, that West grabbed her in the course of firing her.
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((AND HE YELLED AT ME. HE SAID YOU'RE FIRED. WHEN HE DID THAT HE REACHED OVER A GRABBED ME BY MY ARM.))
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[V/O-NAT]
Judge Jackie (Ta-Leh-vi) Talevi was concerned that it took Reynolds three days to file a complaint with the magistrate. In this conflict between his account and hers, the judge decided the case was not proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
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[Fl-Shooting]


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The 13-year old who fatally shot a teacher Friday- may have intended to kill someone else.
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[SUPER=03-Lake Worth, FL;]


That's apparently according to one of Nathaniel Brazill's classmates.
Brazill is charged with shooting English Teacher Barry (Gra-no) Grunow, but a 13 year old girl reportedly told police that Brazill told her he was going to shoot another teacher- the one who kicked him out of school for throwing water balloons.
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((ACCORDING TO THE WITNESS BRAZILL SAID WATCH YOU'LL SEE ME ALL OVER THE NEWS.))
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The boy surrendered to police near the LakeWorth Florida school shortly after the shooting Friday.
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[Crash-Tests]


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Some cars cost a lot but are they safe?
In crash tests on
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Mid size luxury cars- all five cars did alright.
The BMW-328-I got the best pick as the top rated car for safety.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ranked the Volvo S-80 and Cadillac Catera as good.
The Audi A-6 and Saab 9 got acceptable ratings.
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((BRIAN O'NEILL/INSTITUTE PRESIDENT: EVEN THOUGH THIS WAS A RELATIVELY SMALL GROUP OF FIVE MID SIZE LUXURY CARS, IT'S VERY ENCOURAGING WE HAD NO CARS RATING MARGINAL OR POOR. THEY WERE ALL EITHER GOOD OR ACCEPTABLE.))
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The cars tested were driven into a barrier at 40-miles an hour-
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still ahead - we'll tell you why your long distance bill could be coming down.
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And... Wildfires continue to scorch out west - now a blaze is threatening one city's water supply
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[lotto]

[SUPER=137-3 8 2/7 7 1 3/16 17 26 27 30/2 18 20 26 30 34/0 9 2 4 6 1][Kroger-Hannaford]



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A major grocery store is expanding in Virginia.
Kroger is purchasing 20 Hannaford supermarkets in the Richmond and Tidewater areas.
Kroger currently operates 44 stores in Virginia. They will become part of the Mid-Atlantic division, based in Roanoke.



[JOBS]


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The labor market in the Roanoke is tightening, but employers are still being choosey.....
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XPEDX is an international paper company that encourages its future employees to intern for them first.
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((DANIELLE YARBER: I THINK THAT ANYONE WHO HAS HAD AN INTERNSHIP WHILE THEY WERE IN COLLEGE AND HAS HAD THE WORK EXPERIENCE SETS THEMSELVES APART AS THEY GO INTO THE LABOR POOL.))
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[OUT Q= into the labor pool.]
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Hollins University has internship partnerships with 150 companies in the area.
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((EVELYN BRADSHAW: ROANOKE HAS A VERY STRONG HIDDEN JOB MARKET, AND REALLY IT'S ABOUT WHO YOU KNOW NOT WHAT YOU KNOW NECESSARILY.))
[SUPER=01-Evelyn Bradshaw/Hollins Career Development]
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[OUT Q= you know neccessarily.]
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85% of Hollins grads have done at least one internship prior to graduation.

[Long-Distance]


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Your phone bill could be on the way down.
You know all of those access fees you see on your bill? Today the Federal Communications Commission voted to reduce access fees that local phone companies charge long distance carrier to connect calls.
People who make few or no long distance calls could see savings of up to 50 percent.





[Wildfires]


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Wildfires are forcing more evacuations in New Mexico- Teresa Estacio reports- the fires could now threaten the water supply for one New Mexico city.
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((The Pecos River Canyon is a popular destination for campers, hikers, and hunters. Cabin owners and vacationers evacuated.
The fire is burning towards the main watershed for Las Vegas, New Mexico, upping the urgency for control.

SOT: Tom Mott, U.S. Fire Service

We're hoping that we can get out in front of this and protect the drinking water supply for the city of Las Vegas.
Wildfires have scorched parts of Arizona, California, Colorado and Utah. Hot, dry weather has left huge sections of the western United States vulnerable. The cause of this latest New Mexico fire is under investigation. Terisa Estacio, CBS News, Houston.))
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[SUPER=#555][S-Extra]



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High school regional highlights from no less than 8 different are on the way along with some thought from Bill Elliott. But first in tonight's Extra Point.
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[SUPER=75-Lexington/May 6th; :00]

Another former Friday Football Extra star has been honored by the Central Va. chapter of the National Football Foundation and college hall of fame. Earlier this month 35 scholar athletes were recognized for their efforts on the field and in the classroom. Amherst's Trae Toliver and Brookville's Ben Martin were the big winner on May 6th. This week the organization since awarded some scholarship money to Floyd Co.'s Timmy Robinson, who hopes to walk on at Va. Tech.
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[S-Blacksburg]


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[GRAPHIC=regional 3 soccer]

We begin tonight with the dynasty known as Blacksburg in the Region Three soccer semi-finals.
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[VO-NAT ]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Minutemen vs. Indians; :00]


The defending double A state champion Indians looked to earn a spot in the state playoffs once again
but the Indians would have to contend with the Liberty Minutemen first.
Blacksburg gets on the board in the first half when Michael Orr finds the back of the net to make the count 1-nothing.
Blacksburg led one nothing at the half and their lead could have been more if not for some incredible defensive stops by Liberty.
[SUPER=34-Blacksburg/3/Liberty/0;]In the second half, the Indians went up by two goals on Adam Breske's goal. Black

sburg advances to state with a 3-to-0 win.
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[S-Forest]


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[WIPE TO ENG#!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Governors vs. Cavaliers; :00]


In the opener, Jefferson Forest would battle the Governors of Nelson County.
[SUPER=34-Jefferson Forest/3/Nelson Co./0;]The Cavaliers would dominate the game. Watch junior forward Matt Dishne

r collect the ball and fire in the goal to make it 3-nothing Forest.
Nelson Goalie Josha McBee would be tested all night and did come up with some tough saves, But Forest advances with a 3-zip win.
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[S-Knights]


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A penalty kick is all that separated Cave Spring from a win and a trip to the boys northwest regional soccer finals.
The Knights met Albemarle in a physical game in Roanoke County last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Albemarle vs. Cave Spring;]


On to the action, the Patriots have the control of the ball and switch fields, Dan Degraff is all alone. Degraff passes the keeper to make it two-nothing Albemarle.
Cave Spring gets its offense going in the second half, as Brad Newton powers one in, the Ref says the ball breaks the plane of the goal and the Knights are on the board.
Cave Spring's Glen Grunewald follows his own shot and is there to put in the rebound. The Knights and Patriots are tied at two.
[super=34-Albemarle/3/Cave Spring/2;]


This play would decide the game as Cave Spring is called for the trip setting up this penalty kick. Drew Sandeford scores the winning goal and Albemarle is off to the finals with the three to two victory.
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[S-Soccer]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-65 5353TC]
[GRAPHIC=NW SOCCER]

The Patrick Henry girls advanced the state tourney and the Northwest regional finals with a win over Cave Spring last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Patriots vs. Knights; :00]

Patrick Henry opened up the first half with a score as Mya Chapman puts up a great leading pass to Barbara Evans. She will convert and it's one to nothing Patriots. P.H. would continue to keep the pressure on the Cave Spring keeper. Terra Poplstein makes this great save to keep another ball from finding the back of the net. But it was just a matter of time. Chapman breaks away from the defense and scores.
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PH gets the 3-to-0 shutout.
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((BYE BYE))



[S-Byrd]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[GRAPHIC=REGIONAL BASEBALL]

At the region 3 baseball tournament at Liberty U., William Byrd earned a spot in next week's state tourney as it beat Heritage.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Heritage vs. William Byrd; :00]

The Pioneers, the champs of the Seminole got a first round bye in this event. But yesterday they got an eyeful of the Byrd bats. Nick Jones hits one all the way to the center field wall. He gets a double and sets the Terriers' offense in motion. A few batters later, Brent Adkins will drive home Jones from third with the sacrifice fly. The Terriers get on board first - it's 1-to-nothing. In the top of the 2nd, the Terriers will try to add to that lead as Andy Goodman slaps one into left field. Chris Trent will try to score from second, but he is gunned down at the plate by Thomas Giles. In the top of the third, Goodman will hit another one into left. Trent and another runner will make it home this time.
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The Terriers win it 12-to-3. They play for the regional title tomorrow.
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[S-Northside]


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[GRAPHIC=REGION 3 SOFTBALL]


The Moyer Complex hosted the Region 3 softball semi-finals last night, and those in attendance would see two tight 1-to-0 ball games.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Appomattox vs. Wm. Byrd; :00]

We begin with Appomattox taking on William Byrd. Late in the game with the score knotted up at nothing-nothing, the routine 6-3 turns out to be anything but routine as the ball comes loose at first and freshman Megan Peters comes home with the eventual game winner. Appomattox had a chance in the bottom of the 11th, but Erin Smith throws smoke to get the final strikeout of the game.
Byrd wins 1-to-nothing to earn a spot in the state tournament.
[SUPER=04-Northside vs. Amherst Co.; :]

Northside tried to make it a clean sweep for the Blue Ridge as Brandy Bailey had the Amherst Lancers swinging in the breeze. But the Lancers would hang in there and despite another tremendous pitching performance from Brandy, Northside's season ends a game short of the state tournament as the Vikings lose to Amherst 1-to-0.
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[S-Softball]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[GRAPHIC=SOFTBALL NW]

In the Group Three A Northwest regional semi-finals yesterday Cave Spring played host to the Halifax County Comets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Halifax Co. vs. Cave Spring; :00]

The Comets were upbeat about their chances of knocking off the Knights. But Cave Spring would rule the diamond in the early going as Tessa Ashwell smacks a base hit up the middle to drive in Lauren Lancaster from third. It's 1-to-nothing Knights. Lancaster would again try to make it home in the third. But this time the Comets tag her out on the slide.
[SUPER=34-Halifax Co./0/Cave Spring/3;]

The Knights shut down Halifax and earn a spot in the state tournament with the 3-0 win.
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((BYE BYE))



[S-Elliott]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-61 14920TC]
[GRAPHIC=dover]

The Winston Cup circuit rolls into Dover later this week, and once again one of the guys to keep an eye on in qualifying is Bill Elliott.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC/May 8; :00]

The 1988 Winston Cup champ has 10 top ten starts in the first 12 races of the year, and five top 10 finishes in those events. But more importantly he has a clear head and a renewed enthusiasm for racing now that he knows he'll be the centerpiece in Dodge's return to NASCAR next season.
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[IN Q="If things...]
[SUPER=01-Bill Elliott/40 Career Wins; :00]

((BILL ELLIOTT:))
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=....ALL ABOUT."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

The man responsible for putting the bounce back in Elliott's step is Dodge King Ray Evernham - the man who made Jeff Gordon and the man who plans to remake Bill Elliott.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=when ray]

((RAY EVERNHAM:))
[SUPER=01-Ray Evernham/Elliott's Car Owner in 2001; :15]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=...get that done."]
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[S-Tennis]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-71 25:31]
[GRAPHIC=French Open]


The top seeds continue to tumble at the French Open. First, Pete Sampras was knocked out on the men's side
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Paris, France/USA; :00]


and now the women have lost of their top players.
2nd seed Lindsay Davenport could not overcome back problems and was upset by unseeded Dominique Van Roost of Belgium in three sets 6-7, 6-4 and 6-3.
Top Seeded Andre Agassi successfully opened defense of his French Open title by downing Anthony Dupuis of France in straight sets.
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