[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

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[WRITER=jja]
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Coming up on News 7-
A boy is attacked by two dogs in Pittsylvania County- and is flown to a North Carolina hospital tonight.
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Will this school open in Botetourt. A decision came today.
Plus a common pesticide is being banned- because of the health risk.
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[Talent=Jean]


And rapper Eminem is arrested.
News 7 is next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]



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[SOT1:17:16 tape31]
[IN Q=We've built a lovely school]

((WE'VE BUILT A LOVELY FACILITY. WE HAVE CHILDREN WHO THINK THEY'LL BE GOING TO A NEW SCHOOL))
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=new school]
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[VO-NAT]


The Botetourt County School Board says Greenfield Elementary will open.
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[Greenfield]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-20 TC52:49]
[GRAPHIC=NEws 7 at Eleven]


The Botetourt County School Board finally believes it has enough money to open the new school.
The decision to open Greenfield came just hours after the Board of Supervisors voted this afternoon to allocate additional funds for the project.
[Double Boxes=Jean and joy/Newsroom]


Joy Sutton has been following this story and has more details from the newsroom.
[Live=Joy Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@joy1;]


Jean,
The Supervisors are only giving a portion of the money needed to open the school.
So the school board is now left with challenge of coming up with rest -- and that will mean more cuts to the budget.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; 00]
[SUPER=01-Terry Austin/Board of Supervisors Chairman; 15]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jack Thomas/School Superintendent; 26]
[SUPER=01-Jim Ruhland/School Board Chairman; 57]
[SUPER=01-Kathy Sullivan/School Board Member; 1:11]
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[OUT Q=will be painful.]


((Opening Greenfield Elementary will come at a cost -- not only to the Botetourt School system but to the entire county.
Both the School Board and Board of Supervisors are working on limited budgets -- and are cutting corners to make sure the school opens this fall.
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[SOT 15:08:03]
[IN Q=We're going to be in]

((TERRY AUSTIN/BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: WE'RE GOING TO BE IN SOMEWHAT OF A FINANCIAL CRISIS FOR A FEW YEARS. BUT I THINK WE'RE SOUND. WE JUST HAVE TO BE CONSERVATIVE))
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[OUT Q=to be conservative]
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[SOT 1:14:06]
[IN Q=We're going to have to find]

((JACK THOMAS/SUPERINTENDENT: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO FIND SOME DOLLARS AND QUITE FRANKLY I TOLD THEM BEFORE THEY CAME INTO THE MEETING. I DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY'RE COMING FROM. WE DON'T HAVE TRUCKS. WE DON'T HAVE BUSES AND THEY'RE THE BIG TICKET ITEMS THAT YOU CAN AUTOMATICALLY GO TO))
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[OUT Q=coming from]

[Pre-pro]
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Opening the school will cost about a half million dollars.
The Board of Supervisors is taking 325-thousand dollars from the county's capital projects reserve.
26 -thousand unused dollars from the 1998 School Construction fund will also go to Greenfield.
Leaving the school board to come up 148 -thousand dollars.
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School officials believe they have 100-thousand dollars on hand.
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[SOT1:18:37]
[IN Q=We've got about 48-thousand]

((JIM RUHLAND/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: WE'VE GOT ABOUT 48-THOUSAND THAT NEEDS TO BE CUT OUT OF THE BUDGET AND WE'VE CONTINUED TO CUT FROM THE VERY BEGINNING NOW WE'RE DONE TO THE 11TH HOUR THE AND GOING INTO THE 59TH MINUTE))
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[SOT 1:16:30]
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((KATHY SULLIVAN/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: I THINK WE CAN DO IT. I WOULDN'T HAVE VOTED TO DO IF I DIDN'T THINK WE COULD. IT WILL BE PAINFUL))
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[OUT Q=be painful]))
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[Live=Joy Full/NEwsroom]


The school board plans to have its final budget ready by June 30th. When it will make decision on what items still need to be cut.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Joy/Newsroom]



[Dog-Attack]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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A dog attack in Southside.
An eleven year Pittsylvania County boy was mauled by two dogs tonight.
Two chows attacked the boy - It happened on Medical Center Road in the Axton section of the county.
He was taken to Martinsville Memorial then flown to a hospital in High Point, North Carolina.
There's no word on the extent of the boy's injuries or his identity.

[Forest-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC59:07]
[GRAPHIC=School Bus Accident]


Two separate accidents in Bedford County today sent four people to the hospital, including a local volunteer fire chief.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


36- year- old Buddy Russell was responding to the first accident when his car collided with a schoolbus on Route 811 in Forest.
Authorities say other cars had pulled over when they saw Russell's vehicle, but the bus couldn't stop in time.
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[SOT 13:30:36]
[IN Q=Two vehicles]

((TROOPER G.R. SNEAD/VA STATE POLICE: TWO VEHICLES.. ..HIT IT HEAD- ON.))
[SUPER=01-Trooper G. R. Snead/VA State Police]
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[OUT Q=hit it head-on.]
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[VO-NAT]


Russell was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital with a broken leg.
There were 26 children on the bus, but none were hurt.
Police say charges against the driver, Hilda Bryant, are pending.
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[Pesticide]


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


A common pesticide used in homes and gardens is being banned.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


The government says the chemical (Chlor-pyra-phous) sold under the trade names Dursban and Lorsban- poses a major health risk.
It can potentially effect the nervous system and brain development-
The biggest risk- according to the Environmental Protection Agency- is to children.
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[SOT 14:55:50]
[IN Q=]

((IT WILL ELIMINATE THE USE OF CHLORPYRIFOS FOR ALL SENSITIVE AREAS INCLUDING SCHOOLS, DAYCARE, PARKS HOSPITALS, NURSING HOMES AND MALLS.))
[SUPER=01-Carol Browner/Environmental Protection Agency;]
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[OUT Q=AND MALLS.]
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[VO-NAT]


As word of the ban spreads, the question now for some is what took so long?
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((BEN PARKER/CONSUMER; THEY SHOULD HAVE CHECKED THE STUFF OUT WHEN IT WAS FIRST MADE. THEY SHOULD CHECK EVERYTHING. IT'S THEIR JOB.))
[SUPER=01-Ben Parker/Consumer]
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[OUT Q=its their job.]
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[VO-NAT]


The E-P-A is looking at a ten million pound reduction in the use of the pesticide by years end.- and for the product to be completely off shelves by the year 2001.
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[Gun-Locks]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-21 TC17:07]
[GRAPHIC=Gun Safety]


Roanoke police started handing out free gun-locks tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It is the first of four give-aways- Tonights giveaway took place at the Villa Heights Rec Center.
Residents were able to pick up the free cable locks after listening to a short presentation about gun safety.
Roanoke Police and the National Sports Shooting Foundation are giving away 15-hundred locks over the next week.
The next give-away is Monday night at the Buena Vista Rec Center on Penmar Avenue
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[Lifeguards]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-23 TC12:03]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A shortage of lifeguards may force the city of Roanoke to reduce operating hours at its public swimming pools. But officials are hoping some new recruits will save the day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The public pools at Washington and Fallon Parks will be open seven days a week beginning Saturday. But the schedule could be difficult to maintain if the Parks and Recreation Department is unable to find enough qualified lifeguards.
The city is raising lifeguard pay to eight dollars an hour, and offering bonuses to attract more applicants.


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[SOT 02:19:24]
[IN Q=We like to have 20 to 24]

((JIM FARMER/ROANOKE ATHLETIC SUPERVISOR: WE LIKE TO HAVE 20 TO 24 LIFEGUARDS AND STAFF AT ALL TIMES. AND RIGHT NOW WE'RE AT ABOUT TEN. SO IT'S CRITICAL AND WE NEED SOME MORE LIFEGUARDS. WE'RE OPERATING SAFELY, BUT WE'RE LOOKING AT THE LONG HAUL FOR THE SUMMER AND WE DON'T WANT TO BURN ANYONE OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Farmer/Roanoke Athletic Supervisor; ]
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[OUT Q=don't want to burn anyone out.]
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[VO-NAT]


If there's enough interest, the Department may organize a class for potential lifeguards, and officials say they will work with applicants to help them pay for training.
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[Jackson]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-26 TC14:05]
[GRAPHIC=Legal scales]


One witness talks about arson threats... another contradicts the prosecution's primary witness.
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The jury in the arson trial of Brian Jackson heard today from the man who became the motive for setting the fire two years ago.
Willie Caldwell had gotten into a fight earlier the same night with Jackson and Jackson's cousin, Keven Jones.
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[SOT 1:35]
[IN Q=Brian came off]

((BRIAN CAME OFF THE STEPS AND THAT'S WHEN HE STARTS STOMPING AND KICKING ME, KICKING ME IN THE SIDE. THEN HE STARTS STOMPING ME LEGS AND STUFF.))
[SUPER=01-Willie Caldwell/Intended Victim]
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[OUT Q=legs and stuff.]
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[V/O-NAT]
Caldwell ended up killing Jones later that night. The prosecution theory is that Jackson and Jay Clements set fire to the rooming house to avenge Jones' death.
Clements has testified that he and Jackson picked up a third man, Andrew Terry, and got him to buy the gasoline that was used to fuel the fire.
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[SOT 5:03:10]
[IN Q=Did you also]

((DID YOU ALSO MAKE A CONNECTION AS TO WHETHER OR NOT BRIAN WAS OR WASN'T THE PERSON IN THE CAR WITH JAY CLEMENTS? I KNEW THAT BRIAN WAS NOT IN THE CAR, PERIOD.))
[SUPER=01-Andrew "T Bird"Terry/Defense Witness]
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[OUT Q=the car, period.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


The case goes to the jury tomorrow.

[Dan-River]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-17 TC1:02:15]
[GRAPHIC=Dan River Negotiations]


A new contract means many changes for both union employees and Dan River Mills.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The five year agreement went into effect today after union workers voted on it last night.
It gives the textile company the option to increase shifts to 12 hours and cut down on overtime pay.
Wage and pension benefits will increase.
Because of the favorable vote, the company will expand part of its home fashions division.
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[SOT 3:15:20]
[IN Q=We're very pleased]

((JOE BOUKNIGHT/DAN RIVER INCORPORATED: WE'RE VERY PLEASED WE NEEDED TO RATIFY THIS NEW CONTRACT IF WE ARE GOING TO MOVE FORWARD AND INVEST CAPITAL AND GROW IN DANVILLE AND THAT'S WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO DO.))
[SOT 55:07 ]

((HERMAN MORAN/UNION EMPLOYEE: I VOTED AGAINST IT TWICE BUT IT MAKES ME MAD THAT THEY TURN RIGHT BACK AROUND AND KEPT GOING AND GOT IT BACK AGAIN.))
[SOT 52:39]

((CAROLE EAST/UNION EMPLOYEE: I DON'T FEEL THAT WAY. I FEEL IT'S GOOD FOR THE COMPANY I REALLY DO.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Bouknight/Dan River Incorporated; :00]
[SUPER=01-Herman Moran/Union Employee; :13]
[SUPER=01-Carole East/Union Employee; :20]
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[OUT Q=I really do.]
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Company officials say the expansion of the home fashions division will save 300 jobs.
The relocation of part of the plant to Mexico won't happen for another year and a half.
That move will cost nearly 500 jobs.
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[Job-Bennies]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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Better job benefits for some same-sex partners.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI]


The big three auto-makers- Ford General Motors and Chrysler announced they will extend medical, dental and prescription benefits to same sex-partners.
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[SOT 20:10:39]
[IN Q=]

((DAVID MURPHY/FORD: I THINK IT'S FAIRLY SIGNIFICANT MOVE AND IT WOULDN'T SUPRISE ME IF OTHER COMPANIES WERE LOOKING AT WHAT WE'RE DOING AND SAID PERHAPS THEY OUGHT TO BE DOING THE SAME THING.)) [butt to 20:11:37] ((KIM MILLS/HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN: I THINK THIS IS SOMETHING THAT'S BEEN BUILDING IN BUSINESS OVER A NUMBER OF YEARS.))

[Super=01-David Murphy/Ford; 00]
[Super=01-Kim Mills/Human Rights Campaign; 11 quick!]
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[OUT Q=a number of years.]
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[VO-NAT]


Other companies have done the same- including Citigroup, Boeing, Motorola, American Airlines, Texas Instruments and General Mills.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7, the dangers of children on the internet.
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[VO-NAT]


And trash-talking George Allen's record lands one man in a heap of trouble.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sports preview]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hi Folks]
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[OUT Q=THE BIG 7."]

(( Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with where the Roanoke Steam tuned up for this week's game at Thunder Valley. Rocker reports and gets to work for the Richmond Braves. Steve Young is ready to hang up his hat. And Steve Mason takes up behind the wheel at the South Boston Speedway. For heaven's sake strap yourslef for that and

more tonight on the Big 7.))[Internet-Sex]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=The Internet]


One in five kids who regularly socialize on the internet have encountered a stranger who said they want cybersex-


That's according to a new government study.
Bobbi Harley had details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alicia Pow/16 Year Old; :06]
[SUPER=01-Nicole Toro/16 Year Old; :52]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; :56]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((IT ALMOST SOUNDS LIKE ONE SIDE OF A TYPICAL TEENAGE CONVERSATION Alicia Pow/16-year-old - Do you have a boyfriend, how do you look, do you want to cyber, and they'll go into a cyber or something like that. BUT THERE'S THAT WORD: CYBER. FOR THE ONLINE ILLITERATE - IT MEANS INTERNET SEX - OFTEN ANONYMOUS, TYPED DIALOGUES IN COMPUTER CHAT ROOMS. AND ITS CONFRONTING THE NATIONS TEENAGERS MAYBE MORE THAN ANYONE THOUGHT. THE TEEN CYBERSEX STATISTICS DONT GET ANY NICER. OF THE FIFTEEN HUNDRED SURVEYED - NINETEEN PERCENT RECEIVED UNWANTED SEXUAL ADVANCES IN THE LAST YEAR. TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT SAW UNSOLICITED SEXUAL PICTURES. THE MAJORITY WERE GIRLS AND -- THIS MAY EASE THE MINDS OF SOME PARENTS - MOST OF THE SEXUAL CYBERTALK CAME FROM OTHER TEENAGERS AND MOST NEVER MADE CONTACT OFF THE NET. Nicole Toro/16-year-old: Hopefully, they're smart enough not to meet the person, thats something they tell me they wouldn't do. BOBBI HARLEY/CBS NEWS: MOST OF THESE ENCOUNTERS GO UNREPORTED AND NOT JUST BECAUSE KIDS AREN'T TELLING THEIR PARENTS WHAT THEY'RE SEEING HERE - INSTEAD ITS BECAUSE THEY DONT KNOW WHO TO REPORT IT TO - YOUR FIRST STOP SHOULD BE YOUR INTERNET PROVIDER. BH, CBS NEWS, NY.))


[Trash-Man]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-13 TC1:01:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]


They're already talking trash in the U-S Senate race.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The "I Love New York" dancing trash can guy brought his act to the plaza in front of George Allen's law office today.
That did NOT sit well with security officers and local police.
But the Sierra Club says the trash can man's just making a point.
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[SOT 12:13:39]
[IN Q=The large amount]

((GLEN BESA/SIERRA CLUB OF VIRGINIA: THE LARGE AMOUNT OF TRASH THAT'S COME INTO THE STATE REALLY WAS THE RESULT OF FIRST THE WILDER ADMINISTRATION, THEN THE ALLEN ADMINISTRATION. BUT IT'S MR. ALLEN THAT'S RUNNING FOR U-S SENATE.))
[SUPER=01-Glen Besa/Sierra Club of Virginia;]
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[OUT Q=U.S. Senate.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Allen campaign says rubbish.
Governors have NO say in the local permit process to allow mega-landfills.
A spokesman says it's another example of the Sierra Club doing the "dirty work" of Chuck Robb's campaign-- while NOT having to disclose what it's spending on its soft money issue ads.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Should the Virgnia lottery be using Lynchburg's war-memorial to cash-in?
That's story's still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And will the real Slim Shady please take the stand.
More on Eminem's day in court.
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[Eminem]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


No candy for Eminem- The rap star is in trouble with the law.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Royal Oak, MI]


Michigan prosecutors charged Marshall Bruce Mathers- known as Eminem or Slim Shady- with one count of carrying a concealed weapon and one count of brandishing a firearm in public.
It happened after an argument in a mall parking lot.
Police say Mathers was approached by a member of the rival music group Insane Clown Posse- that sparked the confrontation.
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[Monument-Terrace]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC1:49:50]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]


Lynchburg officials say they could be just "scratching the surface" of a new wave of tourism for the Hill City.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The city's most famous landmark.. Monument Terrace.. is one of twelve sites from around the state featured on the Virginia Lottery's newest scratchoff game.
But some say using the war memorial to promote gambling is inappropriate.
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[SOT 11:15:18//16:41:22]
[IN Q=Monument Terrace]

((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: MONUMENT TERRACE IS A MONUMENT TO OUR WAR DEAD AND TO ME THIS DIMINISHES THE VALUE OF THAT MONUMENT.)) ((BRIAN KNOPP/LYNCHBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: IT REALLY CREATES EXPOSURE AND I KNOW THAT THERE'S AN EFFORT TO GO ON AND TO RESTORE MONUMENT TERRACE AND I THINK THAT'S GOING TO HELP TO CREATE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON OUR COMMUNITY HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Council Member; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brian Knopp/Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce; :11]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=on our community here.]
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[VO-NAT]


More than 830- thousand of the tickets are being distributed statewide.
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[Dublin-Lottery]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC1:11:02]
[GRAPHIC=VA Lottery]


A trip to a Dublin convenience store may have made someone in the New River Valley a millionaire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;]


The Dublin Handy Mart sold a winning lottery ticket worth 1-point-1 million dollars on Monday around 10 A-M.
No one has come forward yet to claim the winnings.
The Handy Mart's manager says only 15 tickets were sold Monday.
The store will get 5-thousand dollars for selling one of two winning tickets.
Another ticket that matched all 6 lottery numbers was sold in Springfield.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

The Steam tries to pick up the pace by getting on track - literally. Steve Mason gets on track at South Boston. Steve Young is ready to quit. And Notre Dame is coming to the Cassell. But first in tonight's Extra Point-
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[vo nat eng#]
[SUPER=75-Maumee, OH; :00]

John Rocker reported to the Richmond Braves organization this afternoon and accepted his demotion from the big league Braves. He pitched 20 minutes in the bullpen before the game trying to work on his control - the problem that sent him down. He did no pitch in tonight's 10-to-4 loss. Six thousand two hundred fans showed up to see if he would.
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[OUT Q=...last score."]
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[GO TO BREAK][S-Steam]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-72 ]
[GRAPHIC=STEAM]


The Roanoke Steam worked out at the Roanoke Civic Center last night for an hour in preparation for Saturday night's big home game with Greensboro. Management has slashed ticket prices for the game in hopes of attracting a sellout. Adults tickets are just $5 bucks with kids tickets $3.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=ALL IT WOULD BE GREAT...]
[SUPER=01-Mancel Johnson/Steam Receiver; :00]
[SUPER=01-Pete Shaw/Steam Head Coach; :20]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=FAMILY ORIENTED."]
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[VO-NAT con't]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]

Last night they were very NASCAR oriented as the Steam players got to let off a little steam at Thunder Valley go-carts in Salem. The Steam comes into Saturday night's game with a 1-and-7 record looking to avenge an earlier loss to Greensboro.
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[S-Young]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-66]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


The NFL will lose one of its future hall of famers and all-time great quarterbacks next week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; ;00]

Reports out of the Bay last night and a member of the 49ers organization says Steve Young has decided to retire. Young was told earlier this week he would not be able to return to the next season, and he has apparently decided against joining the Denver Broncos - a team he visited with on Monday. The 38 year old young has suffered four concussions in the last three years, and he has been plagued by post-concussion syndrome.
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[S-Big]


[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=BIG EAST]


The Hokies found out back in February the team with which they would paired in the new Big East basketball conference. The Hokies division includes Boston College, U-Conn, Miami, Providence, St. John's, and Villanova.
The Hokies will play each of those teams twice. They also must play four schools from the other Big East division during the regular season.
Yesterday they found out that Notre Dame and West Virginia will visit the Cassell next season, while the Hokies will play on the road against Georgetown and Pittsburgh.

[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-63]
[GRAPHIC=EXPRESS]


New Express head coach Perry Florio is working hard to keep many of the fan favorites from leaving the valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Last Season; :00]

Today he signed assistant captain Mike Peron to come back next year. The hustling Peron had 40 points this past season along with 122 as the team's center. Roanoke also signed Aaron Gates, as well.
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[anchor=mike]
[graphic=express]


The Express has also agreed to contract terms with forwards Brent Olarowski and Todd Compeau, along with defenseman

Gerald Moriarti.[S-French]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-60]
[GRAPHIC=FRENCH OPEN]


Mary Pierce whipped her native countrymen and women into a frenzy today at Rolnad Garros by beating Martin Hingis

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and advancing to the finals of the French Open tennis championships in Paris. She beat Hingis 6-4, 5-7 and 6-2 to reach the finals. She is trying to become the first French woman since 1967 to win the singles' title. She faces Conchita Martinez for the crown.
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Close to home the VHSL spring Jubilee opened today for singles competition in tennis. The winner for local schools was Radford high school's Emily Nester who won the single-A state title with a 6-1, 6-1 win over New Kent's Terrah Fenney. Team tennis continues tomorrow at Tech, Radford University, the River's Edge and Salem High School.

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The Busch Grand National series returns to South Boston this weekend for a big night of racing on Saturday. Steve Mason says the fender bending actually begins tomorrow night at a track that has changed quite a bit since this time last year.
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The VMI Keydets today named Tom Slater their new head baseball coach. Slater, who is a former assistant at Auburn, replaces Scott Gines who resigned earlier this week. Slater knows all about the VMI experience. He was an assistant for the Keydets in the mid-90s, and he graduated from VMI in 1990.

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It took 20-seconds and nearly 900-pounds of explosives to improve a Paris neighborhood.
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French authorities imploded an old low-rent apartment building today
The former tenants have been relocated to some smaller nearby buildings.
The implosion cost more than three million dollars.
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