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Coming up on News 7
After nine months, the strike is over at Rubatex-
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[Vo-Nat]
But will the vote do anything that the workers wanted? The answer's coming up.
A verdict is reached in the Church Avenue Arson case against this man.
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[Talent=Jean]


And from titanic life rafts to light sabers- a piece of Hollywood could be yours.
News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


After nine months on the picket line, unionized workers at Rubatex vote to go back to work.
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[Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#00-20 TC55:13]
[GRAPHIC=Rubatex Strike]


The striking steelworkers voted to return to work under the terms of their OLD contract.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Jennifer/Newsroom]


Jennifer Miele is in the newsroom.
How close was the vote Jen?
[Live=Jennifer Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1;]


Jean all 400 Rubatex workers who met in Bedford voted to return to work.
We spoke with Union President Richard Walker.
He's been negotiating with the company for almost a year now, even after the company hired replacements for the Union Workers.
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[SUPER=01-Richard Walker/USWA Local 240 President; :00]
[SUPER=01-Roland Dooley/Striking Rubatex Worker; :29]
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[OUT Q=under bad terms]
[SOT]

((((DAVID WALKER: ))
Union Employee contracts expired last September.
Since then, the Union has charged Rubatex with unfair labor practices.
[SOT]

[NAT] (( ))))
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[Live=Jennifer Full/Newsroom]


Now at the heart of the strike lies problems that range from retirees having to pay part of their health insurance premiums to Rubatex placing security cameras around picket lines without union approval.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Jennifer/Newsroom]


Jean, Rubatex has 5 days to respond to the offer. If the company agrees, strikers say all replacement workers will be removed and they'll return to work in what could be less than two weeks.

[Jackson]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC1:48:53]
[GRAPHIC=Legal scales]


A Roanoke jury tonight convicted an accomplice in the Church Avenue Arson case.
Brian Jackson was found guilty of setting the fire plus six counts of First Degree Murder
Keith Humphry has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Jackson sat stunned]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Norma Knopp/Jackson's Mother; :12]
[SUPER=04-May 18, 1998; :23]
[SUPER=01-Donald Caldwell/Commonwealth's Attorney; :58]
[SUPER=@keith2; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=Humphry NEWS 7.]

(( Jackson sat stunned, quietly shaking his head.
It had taken the jury 7 and a half hours to reach a verdict... guilty on all counts.
Jackson's mother couldn't believe it, either.
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[SOT 5:48:15 IN COURT]
[IN Q=My son is ]

((MY SON IS NOT PERFECT. NO ONE IS. HE WOULDN'T DO NOTHING LIKE THIS.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=nothing like this.]


But the jury believed Jackson was involved in setting the fire at 502 Church Avenue, having threatened to burn the place down, said he wanted the fire set, even arranging to buy the gasoline.
All that was according to Jay Clements, the man who's already serving 25 years for the crime.
The Prosecutor waited until the end of his final argument to read the jury part of a letter Jackson sent Clements a few months after the fire.
It warned Clements about telling what happened that night, because somebody might be recording his comments in jail.
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[SOT 21:02:20]
[IN Q=The big Question]

((THE BIG QUESTION FROM THE DEFENSE WAS WHY SHOULD YOU BELIEVE JAY CLEMENTS. AND THE ANSWER WAS THE LETTER HE WROTE CLEMENTS. WE DON'T HAVE THAT KIND OF EVIDENCE AGAINST ANDREW TERRY.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=andrew Terry.]


Terry is the third man implicated in the crime... the one who bought the gasoline.
Prosecutor Don Caldwell had been asked whether Terry will be tried for the same crimes.
Jackson got 20 years on each of the murder convictions, plus 5 years for arson. That's the minimum sentence.
Both sides said they may ask the judge to impose something less than that, though.
Keith Humphry NEWS. 7.))

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A new three- year contract has been approved by Union workers at the Blacksburg Corning plant.
The agreement includes annual wage increases, plus improvements in the retirement plan and other benefits.
The new labor agreement takes effect immediately. It runs through July 2003.

[Thomas]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A revealing day in court today in the preliminary hearing of the man charged with Tara Munsey's murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]


A judge certified capital murder and firearms charges against 30-year-old Jeffrey Allen Thomas.
Two of his friends provided testimony implicating him in the murder.
Barbara Helton said he confessed to shooting Munsey after making a pass at her and sparking a fight.
Another friend, Kevin Williams, said he left the gun authorities linked to Munsey's murder in the back of Thomas' car days before she was killed.
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[SOT 5:14 - :25]
[IN Q=My client]

((BRIAN SCHEID/THOMAS' ATTORNEY: MY CLIENT, JEFF THOMAS, STILL MAINTAINS HIS INNOCENCE. AND AS I THINK WAS CLEAR IN THE EVIDENCE, THE COMMONWEALTH HAS SOME SIGNIFICANT CREDIBILITY PROBLEMS.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Scheid/Thomas' Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=credibility problems.]
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[VO-NAT]


Thomas' case will go to a grand jury on June 26th.
Meantime, he's being held in the Regional Jail in Dublin.
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[Henry-Murder]


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Authorities in Henry County are investigating a murder tonight.
A motorist found 28-year old Keith Mandrell Thomas lying in the road near Bassett.
He was taken to a hospital where he later died.
Investigators believe Thomas was killed by a single gunshot wound to the back.
The state medical examiners office will perform an autopsy, and the Henry County sheriffs department says a team of investigators has been assigned to the case.

[Dog-Attack]


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Dog traps have come up empty so far.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Axton]


Animal control officers in Henry and Pittsylvania counties are searching for four dogs that attacked an 11 year old boy.
It happened last night when the boy was playing at a nearby creek.
Officers say call the sheriff's department if you spot the two Chow dogs and two German Shepherds. But they say do not try to catch the dogs yourself.
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[SOT 04:55]
[IN Q=There's a chance]

((PETE BOSWELL/PITTSYLVANIA ANIMAL CONTROL: THERE'S A CHANCE THEY MAY MAKE ANOTHER ATTACK. WE HAVE EFFORTS TO GET THEM UP.))
[SUPER=01-Pete Boswell/Pittsylvania Co. Animal Control;]
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[OUT Q=to get them up.]
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[VO-NAT]


Animal control officers have been picking up dogs that fit the descriptions but no luck so far.
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[Estate-Taxes]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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The house voted today to get rid of the estate tax.
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[VO-NAT]


Jeanine Mizell thinks that's a good idea.
She inherited the family business- but had no idea just how taxing it would be.
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[SOT 20:17:46]
[IN Q=]

((JEANINE MIZELL/WE HAD TO LIQUIDATE ALL OF MY PARENT'S CD'S, THEIR BANK ACCOUNTS, STOCK FUNDS AND WE SENT AS MUCH CASH AS WE COULD COME UP WITH OFF TO THE IRS.))
[SUPER=01-Jeanine Mizell/Inherited Family Business;]
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[OUT Q=TO THE IRS.]
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[VO-NAT]


With her inheritance, came a quarter of a million dollar tax bill- she says is unfair.
Lawmakers today agreed- saying the estate tax kills small businesses and family farms.
But some Democrats argue it's the rich who pay the bulk of the estate tax.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=20:19:07]

((REP. CHARLES RANGEL/D- NEW YORK: IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE AT ALL FOR OUR GREAT COUNTRY THAT'S JUST GETTING OUT OF THIS DEFICIT SPENDING TO GET BACK INTO IT. ))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Charles Rangel/(D) New York;]
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[OUT Q=back in it.]
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[VO-NAT]


The bill goes onto the Senate next. The President says he'll veto it.
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[Gas-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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Gas prices are going up again-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI]


In Detroit the cost at the pump are approaching the two dollar mark.
That's about double what they were at this time last year.
In Des Moines gas prices made a steep climb of ten cents a gallon.
High demand, low supply and OPEC regulations are all blamed for the hike.
The national average at the pump is one dollar and 56 cents.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Still ahead on News 7-- will students get to a new Bedford County Elementary school safely?
A recent accident has some concerned.
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[VO-NAT]


And for the fifth time-- an investigation finds no consipracy behind the assasination of Martin Luther King, Junior
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[Sports-Preview]


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((IT'S FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE STATE HIGH SCHOOL FINAL FOUR FIGHTS AND STEVE MASON HERE TO BRING YOU EACH ROUND. IN BASEBALL, BYRD'S BID TO DETHRONE 26 AND OH VIRGINIA HIGH, GLENVAR AND JOHN BATTLE DO JUST THAT. SOFTBALL, THE AMHERST LADY LANCERS SEMIFINAL. SOCCER YOUR SPEED? JEFFERSON FOREST'S BATTLE WITH SALEM IN GIRLS, BLACKSBURG ROLLS ON TOWARDS A THREE-PEAT, AND RADFORD GOES HEAD TO HEAD WITH GEORGE MASON, PLUS QUALIFYING FROM MICHIGAN, AVALANCHE NEWS, GOLF HALL OF FAME TOURNAMENT RESULTS, IT'S FULL STEAM A HEAD IN SPORTS.))

[MLK]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[GRAPHIC=Martin Luther King]


32-years after Dr. Martin Luther King Junior was gunned down in Memphis-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

the U-S Justice Department said today there is still no proof of a conspiracy.
The 138-page report said there is no reliable evidence that anyone other than James Earl Ray was behind King's murder.
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[SOT 20:09:17]
[IN Q=]

((I WOULD HAVE BEEN QUITE SURPRISED IF GOVERNMENT HAD CONCURRED WITH THE INFORMATION AND ADMITTED IT'S OWN GUILT. IT'S VERY DIFFICULT SOMETIMES WE MAKE MISTAKES.))
[SUPER=01-Martin Luther King, III/Son;]
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[OUT Q=we make mistakes.]
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The Attorney General ordered the investigation at the request of the King family.
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((OUR OBJECT IS ONLY TO GET TO THE TRUTH NOT TO SEND ANYONE TO PRISON ONLY TO GET TO THE TRUTH SO CLOSURE COULD EXIST AS A FAMILY.))
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[OUT Q=as a family.]
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[Vo-Nat]
This is the fifth probe that's reached the same conclusion- there was no plot to kill King.
But even the latest report recognizes there will be lasting doubts- saying questions may always surround the investigation.
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[Bus-Safety]


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A Bedford County schoolbus driver will be charged with reckless driving for her role in a head- on crash in Forest yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Yesterday]


Police say 57-year old Hilda Bryant was following too closely to another bus when she swerved to avoid a crash and hit an emergency fire vehicle.
The 26 children on the bus were shaken up but not seriously hurt.
School officials are hoping to prevent similar accidents on Route 811 in the future.
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[SOT 9:19:28]
[IN Q=This area is]

((HAROLD JONES/TRANSPORTATION SUPERVISOR: THIS AREA IS GETTING VERY CONGESTED NOW AND IT WILL REQUIRE US TO BE VERY CAUTIOUS ON THESE BECAUSE THERE'S SO MUCH CONGESTION DOWN HERE AND THINGS GET VERY CROWDED.))
[SUPER=01-Harold Jones/Transportation Supervisor]
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[OUT Q=get very crowded.]
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[VO-NAT]


The accident occurred a few hundred yards from the entrance to the county's new elementary school.
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[Bedford-Standoff]


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What started as a domestic disturbance turned into a three- hour police standoff in Bedford this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Authorities were called to this home on North Street just before nine.
They say 41-year old Randy Kim Webster tried to spray an officer in the face with an aerosol can then refused to leave his apartment.
He voluntarily surrendered several hours later.
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[SOT 00:07:31]
[IN Q=We communicated]

((MILTON GRAHAM/BEDFORD POLICE CHIEF: WE COMMUNICATED WITH HIM BY PHONE THROUGH THE WHOLE PROCESS OFF AND ON.. HE'D HANG UP, WE'D CALL HIM BACK, VICE VERSA.. AND A COUPLE OF TIMES HE TOLD US HE'D BE WILLING TO COME OUT, THEN HE'D BACK AWAY FROM THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Milton Graham/Bedford Police Chief]
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[OUT Q=away from that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police say Webster has an extensive criminal record.
He's facing several charges including assault on a police officer.
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[Robb]


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One day after the U-S Senate voted down a "patients' bill of rights" for H-M-O reform, Chuck Robb hit the campaign trail on the issue.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Health care was Robb's first major policy speech of his 2000 Senate campaign.
Reforming HMO care is high on his list of priorities.
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[SOT 14:01:59]
[IN Q=So many]

((SEN. CHUCK ROBB/D-VIRGINIA: SO MANY WOMEN IN RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS WILL TELL YOU THAT THEY BELIEVE THAT THEIR PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER IS THEIR OB-GYN. IN FACT, THEIR OB-GYN IS THE ONLY DOCTOR THAT THEY ACTUALLY KNOW.))
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[OUT Q=actually know.]
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[VO-NAT]


Robb would like patients to be able to sue H-M-Os for decisions that affect their safety.
Republican George Allen says the ability to sue is a bad idea.
Both candidates favor an independent review board.
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[PH-Graduation]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-18 TC53:46]
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The Valedictorian usually gives a farewell speech at graduation -- but that wasn't the case at Patrick Henry's commencement today.
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[NAT SOT Tape #1 3:16:17]
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((NAT SOUND OF SINGING))
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[OUTQ=NAT Singing]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Valedictorian Weston Turner says he wanted to be different -- while at the same time sending his classmates into the world with something to think about.
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[SOT Tape#2 3:34:31]
[IN Q=I thought of the song imagine]

((WESTON TURNER/VALEDICTORIAN: I THOUGHT OF THE SONG IMAGINE BY JON LENNON. I THOUGHT THIS DEPICTS THE TIME OF OUR LIVES PERFECTLY. WE HAVE EVERYTHING IN FRONT OF US WE CAN DO ANY THING WITH OUR LIVES. I THOUGHT IT WAS THE PERFECT THING TO DO))
[SUPER=01-Weston Turner/P. H. Valedictorian]
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[OUT Q=to do]
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[VO-NAT]


278 seniors received their diplomas today.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7, Robin will be here with the hot weekend forecast.
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[VO-NAT]


And find out how to get your hands on some famous movie mementos.
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[Movie-Memorabilia]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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How would you like to own movie props from Star Wars, Titanic or the Untouchables?
You can.
Elis Props- one of the oldest collection houses in Hollywood is closing shop-
Teresa Estacio explains how you can scoop up some movie history.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jeff J. Tannebaum/Remarketing Associates; 11]
[SUPER=01-Monty Mickelson/Collector; 18]
[SUPER=01-Teresa Estacio/Reporting; 35]
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[OUT Q=Los Angeles.]

((Remember this scene from the Film, The Untouchables? Look familiar. The baby carriage is just one of more than a million pieces up for grabs.
Jeff J Tannebaum/Remarketing Associates
People love nostalgia and the stuff we are selling are through the 1900s.
Monty Mickelson/Collector: I am considering opening a store one day and I would like to use some of the items to decorate like Western Mileau) Backup Light Sabers used in Star Wars just sold for 7,000.00 each. Terisa Estacio: Now all of these hot props are obviously here in Los Angeles. But if you want a piece of Hollywood in your home.. dont worry all you need is a computer Those interested can find and participate in the auction on LiveBid.com. In the movie Titanic they ran out of life preservers but you can have one of the sacred floats by placing the highest bid. Not every item is historical like this box of dices.. or fake money. But who knows.. you can keep it on your mantle or cash in and make a profit. The auction started on Thursday and ends on Monday. TE, CBS News, LA.)

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Highlights from all across the valley of the spring jubilee state semifinals in softball baseball and soccer, but first
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[vo nat eng#]
[SUPER=75-Toledo; :00]


our extra point. John Rocker made his first appearance for the Class Triple-A Richmond Braves tonight, striking out the side in the ninth inning against the Toledo Mud Hens.
Rocker threw 20 pitches, missing on just five. He walked one batter. Most in the crowd of more than 77-hundred cheered when he entered the game.
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[GO TO BREAK][S-Byrd]


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[WRITER=sma]
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We start our spring jubilee final four party in Salem where William Byrd met Virginia High in the double A semifinals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Group AA Baseball Semifinals; :00]


The Terriers came in with a 22-2 and 1 mark and looked to play giant killers against 26 and OH Virginia High.
In the bottom of the first, Byrd draws first blood with three hits, the third brings in a run, the shot goes up the middle and gets away from the second baseman and Bo Royal scores from second.
[SUPER=34-William Byrd/7/Virginia High/4/]

Byrd defeats Virginia High 7 to 4 and goes to the title game.
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[S-Baseball]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
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Earlier at Kiwanis, Glenvar and John Battle played in the Group A baseball semi finals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Glenvar vs John Battle; :]


The Highlanders scored 6 runs in the second to lead 7 to 1.
John Battle would rally in the top of the third. Alex Snead gets all of this pitch it hits the scoreboard in left centerfield two runs round the bases to score and the Trojans trimmed the lead to 7 to 3.
[SUPER=34-Glenvar/10/John Battle/12/;]


The Trojans would continue the rally in the third. Keith Davis hits this high fly to right field. A runner tags at third to score making it 7 to 3 and John Battle goes on to win the game 12 to 10 and advance to the championship.
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[S-Amherst]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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In double A softball, Amherst met Virginia High over at the Moyer sports complex
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


a great night to swing the lumber, or the aluminum for that matter.
This game was a defensive fight all the way, scoreless through six innings as Virginia high gets the outs one by one,

[SUPER=34-Amherst/1/Virginia High/0]

on strike outs and on this single by Amherst, but the runner is thown out at first, Virginia high 1-nothing
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[S-Cave]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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In triple A softball, Cave Spring played Centerville in their final four and the Lady Knights fall to Centerville 4 to nothing.

[S-Salem]


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In double A girls soccer, Salem and Jefferson forest would meet over at Cave Spring junior high in another semifinal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Salem vs. Jefferson Forest; :00]


The Lady Spartans have a heck of a season, reaching the state final four.
But nothing or no one could stop Jefferson forests Laura Bollen, she would account for all three goals for
[SUPER=34-Jefferson Forest/3/Salem/0]

the Lady Cavaliers as they advance to the state championship with a 3-nothing win over Salem.
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[S-Radford]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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In Group A soccer, Radford and George Mason would go to war in their final four at Glenvar high school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Radford vs. George Mason; :00]


The Bobcats came out in a rather defensive mood.
Watch Radford's defense stop a George Mason shot from point blank range, a great save to keep the game close.
[SUPER=34-George Mason/2/Radford/0;]The Bobcats would also threaten in this defensive showcase, nearly scoring after

the long throw in, but George Mason wins this one 2-zip and will meet Madison County for the title.
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[S-Soccer]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
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in Group 2A, the Indians of Blacksburg were hoping to continue on their warpath.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Blacksburg vs Jefferson Forest; :]


Lets go to Cave Spring Middle School where undefeated Blacksburg hooked up with Jefferson Forest in the Soccer Semi Finals.
After moving the ball up and down the field Blacksburg's Michael Walker gets the ball and boots it in over the goalies head and the Indians would take the 1 to nothing lead in the first half.
[SUPER=34-Blacksburg/3/Jefferson Forest/0/;]


The Cavaliers would come right back and challenge the Indians. But Blacksburg goalie Thorsen comes up with this big save right in front of the net and the Indians win it 3 to nothing.
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[S-AVS]


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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-70]
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The Avalanche and the Hillcats played the second of their three game series tonight at Salem Memorial Stadium. _______ comes out the winner with a ___to__ win.,Today, the Carolina League released it's all star team and three Avalanche players made the team. Utility standout Chone (Shawn) Figgins along with two pitchers. Luke Hudson
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


and Chuck Crowder. Crowder has especially been awesome. Over his last 10 games he is 2 and OH with an ERA under 2.0.

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[SOT]
[IN Q="it's]
[SUPER=01-Alan Cockrell/Avalanche Manager; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=....continue for us"]
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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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Bud Pole qualifying got underway today for Sunday's K-Mart 400 at Michigan. Bobby Labonte captured the pole.
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[VO-NAT]
[GRAPHIC=Brooklyn, MI; :00]


Labonte shattered the track record with a blistering speed of 189.883 miles an hour, the fastest lap in the 2 mile speedway's 31 year history. This Labonte's first Bud pole of the 2000 racing season. Interestingly enough, he was the second to last driver to qualify, now your top 25.
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[GO TO QUALIFYING] [WIPE TO MOTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
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[SUPER=X5016;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Bobby Labonte/189.883/2. Ricky Rudd//3. Jeff Gordon//4. Rusty Wallace//5. Joe Nemechek//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Dale Earnhardt Jr.//7. Jeff Burton//8. Bill Elliott//9. Dale Earnhardt//10. John Andretti//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Johnny Benson//12. Kevin Lepage//13. Ward Burton//14. Steve Park//15. Michael Waltrip//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Scott Pruett//17. Dave Blaney//18. Kenny Irwin//19. Mark Martin//20. Ken Schrader//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Elliott Sadler//22. Jeremy Mayfield//23. Matt Kenseth//24. Wally Dallenbach//25. Robby Gordon//;]
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[OC...gordon]
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[talent=steve]
[graphic=Michigan]

Tony Stewart was 26th fastest, Rick Mast 27th, Kyle Petty 32nd, Terry Labonte 38th, Stacy Compton 40th and Dale Jarret

t 46th.[S-Hall]


[ANCHOR=STEVE]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-69 (37:56)]
[GRAPHIC=Golf Logo]


The 27-th Roanoke Valley Hall of Fame golf tournament teed off today, but golf is hardly the focus of the three day event.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


Forget the championship, the Hall of Fame's most valuable contribution remains its ever growing commitment to the betterment of local golf.
And this year, the Hall of Fame has awarded an all time high 43-thousand dollars in scholarships to 22 area high school and college students.
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[IN Q="This year...]

((ROBEY ROBERSON/TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: THIS YEAR THE PLAYERS ARE MAKING A DONATION THROUGH THEIR ENTRY FEE. KROGER HAS AGREED TO MATCH THAT UP TO A CERTAIN AMOUNT. SO WE'VE CREATED A NEW SCHOLARSHIP THERE. THE KING SCHOLARSHIP WILLIS SCHOLARSHIP A NUMBER OA AREA WIDE SCHOLARSHIPS HAVE BEEN ENDOWED OVER THE YEARS THRU THIS AND THAT'S WERE WE GET THE 43-THOUSAND THIS YEAR AND ITS GROWING EVERY YEAR AND THIS IS THE 27-TH YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Robey Roberson/Tournament Director; :]
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[OUT Q=.......27-th year."]
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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Robbie Craft of Blue Hills is the leader after the first round. He shot a 4 under par 67. Archie Smith of Countryside is second at 69.
Blue Hills leads the team competition at 435, 8 shots in front of the Botetourt Country Club.

[S-Steam]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-67 (41:16)]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Steam]


The Roanoke Steam takes Greensboro tomorrow, Roanoke is 1 and 8 and hopes for a strong finish.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="We've improved...]

((MANCEL JOHNSON/STEAM RECEIVER: WE'VE IMPROVED A LOT EVERYBODY'S LEARNED THE GAME EVERYBODY KNOWS THEIR ROLE AND EVERYBODYS STARTING TO EXECUTE TOGETHER AS A TEAM. THAT'S WHATS GOING TO MAKE THIS GAME ON SATURDAY MUCH MORE EXCITING.))
[SUPER=01-Mansel Johnson/Steam Receiver; :]
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[OUT Q=....more exciting."]
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


Add to that the fact that the Prowlers beat the steam earlier this season in Greensboro 37 to 22.
And then there was that confrontation with the Prowlers last weekend in an airport.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="They're kind....]

((PETE SHAW/STEAM HEAD COACH: THEY'RE KIND OF A TRASH TALKING TEAM. BOTH TEAMS WERE IN THE AIRPORT THIS PAST SATURDAYY AS WE WERE WAITING TO GO TO QUAD CITIES AND THEY WERE WAITING TO GO TO ARKANSAS. THEY CAME BY AND TALKED A LOT OF TRASH. SO WE WANT OUR ACTIONS TO SPEAK LOUDER THAN OUR WORDS.))
[SUPER=01-Pete Shaw/Steam Head Coach; :]
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[OUT Q=....OUR WORDS."]
[ANCHOR=Steve]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Kickoff at the Roanoke Civic Center is 7 oclock.