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Coming up on News 7-
Easter celebration begins in Rome on this Good Friday.
Thousands gather to celebrate Christ.
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[VO-NAT]


It WAS a Good Friday for this puppy.
She helped save her owners life after this Roanoke home went up in flames.
And a local drive-in is kicking back into gear.
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[Talent=Jennifer]


News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


The Navy shows just how close Chinese pilots came to hitting a U-S Spy plane.
Meanwhile, the plane's crew will return to Washington tomorrow.
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[ANCHOR=JEnnifer]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good evening, I'm Jennifer Miele.
Jean has the night off.

[China-Plane]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
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Now that the American Spy plane servicemen are back in U-S custody, the blame game has begun.
U-S officials are asking soldiers what they say the Chinese plane did or didn't do.
Here's Drew Levisonwith more on the investigation.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=He's gonna pass.]
[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfeld/Secretary of Defense;:24]
[SUPER=01-Bob Matteson/Retired Air Force;1:04]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting;1:10]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=standard out]
(([SOT]

((FULL-HES GONNA PASS. HE'S RIGHT IN FRONT OF US...))
It was the most dramatic effort yet to blame Beijing for the collision between one of its fighters and an American spy plane.
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld played a videotape --shot from inside a US plane-- of previous close encounters between China and the United States.
[SOT]

((DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: THERE WAS NOTHING NEW OR DIFFERENT ABOUT THE MISSION ON MARCH 31. WHAT IS NEW IS THAT THE CHINESE PILOTS HAVE BEEN MANEUVERING AGGRESSIVELY AGAINST OUR AIRCRAFT IN RECENT MONTHS. ))
Administration officials are clearly ratcheting up the rhetoric. The US is now dismissing Beijings contention it was all Americas fault-- as Chinese propaganda. [NAT SOUND]
All the politics is of little matter to the families of the 24 servicemen and women. Many -- are gathering 50 miles north of Seattle for their big homecoming. Oak Harbor Washington is decked out in signs, ribbons and flags for as far as the eye can see. ((BOB MATTESON/RETIRED AIR FORCE: ALL THE HOKEY AMERICAN THINGS THAT ARE SO GREAT, WELL BE WAVING THE FLAG TOO.)) [STANDUP] ((DREW LEVINSON/REPORTING:))))

[crash-bodies]


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A somber homecoming for the families of U-S servicemen killed in a helicopter crash.
The seven were killed while searching for missing soldiers from the Vietnam war.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Honolulu, HI]


The bodies of the servicemen arrived in Honolulu today.
The men were part of a 16-member US-Vietnamese team preparing to excavate the remains of nearly two-thousand Americans still missing from the war.
Their helicopter slammed into a mountain Saturday afternoon killing everyone on board.
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[Train-Derailment]


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Norfolk-Southern is dealing with a clean-up headache after a train derailment in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

About a dozen cars, each holding about 100 tons of coal, overturned around 6 this evening near Patterson Avenue.
Residents said at first, they thought something had exploded...
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[SOT TC-16:19:42]
[IN Q=I was sitting on...]

((I WAS SITTING ON MY PORCH, HEARD A BANG, FOLLOWED BY A BUNCH OF SMALLER BANGS. METAL SMASHING TOGETHER. AT FIRST I THOUGH IT WAS THE STEEL COMPANY, THOUGHT SOMETHING HAD EXPLODED THERE)) ((WE WAS LOOKIN', THERE WAS CARS AND EVERYTHING, COAL, WHEELS, EVERYTHING))
[SUPER=07-Matt Carlton; :00]
[SUPER=07-A. J. Wright; :13]
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[OUT Q=coal, wheels, everything DOUBLE OUT]
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[VO-NAT]

Norfolk-Southern declined to comment on the cause of the derailment. There's no word on how long the mess will take to clean up.
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[Hotel-Baby]


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[TAPE#=01-05 TC1:55:30]
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A 17-year old girl delivered a baby in a Roanoke Hotel room early this morning. She said she hadn't realized she was pregnant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The birth occurred around six o'clock this morning at the Wyndham Hotel.
The girl was spending the night with her 20-year old boyfriend, a student at Roanoke College.
She awoke with stomach pains, went to the bathroom and delivered a baby boy.
Her boyfriend called 9-1-1. Rescue workers pulled the newborn out of the toilet "and the baby began breathing," according to police.
The baby boy is in "critical" condition at Community Hospital. The mother is listed as stable.
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[ANCHOR=Jennifer]
[SS=None]


No charges have been filed against the mother or her boyfriend, though police are still investigating.
Officials seem inclined to believe the girl didn't know she was pregnant.
Privately they say it doesn't appear there was any attempt to purposely hurt the child.

[Patton-Fire]


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Fire damaged a house on Patton Avenue in Roanoke tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Flames hit the house about 8:30.
No one was inside at the time.
The owner says the people renting the house moved out yesterday and may have not locked the door.
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[Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-04 TC1:27:18]
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A South Roanoke woman and her daughter have a little dog and a quick-thinking neighbor to thank for rescuing them from a fire this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


38-year-old Sandra Jones and her 2-year-old daughter Cassandra were sleeping when fire broke out in their basement.
Their Pekinese puppy, Holly, barked and woke them up.
Neighbor Richard Cummings heard their screams for help and came running with his ladder.
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[BUMP SOTS]
[IN Q=Just thank God]

((RICHARD CUMMINGS/NEIGHBOR: JUST THANK GOD THE LADDER WAS HERE. IF IT HADN'T BEEN FOR THAT LADDER, I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE WOULD'VE DONE.)) ((SANDRA JONES: I THINK HE'S WONDERFUL. HE SAVED OUR LIFE.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Cummings/Neighbor; :00]
[SUPER=07-Sandra Jones; :09]
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[OUT Q=saved our life.]
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[VO-NAT]


Firefighters found Holly nearly dead at the foot of the stairs.
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[SOT 13:37:09 - :19]
[IN Q=It was lifeless]

((LT. WILLIAM GALE/ROANOKE FIREFIGHTER: IT WAS LIFELESS, SO I BROUGHT HIM OUT AND DONE A LITTLE CPR ON HIM AND GAVE HIM A HEART MASSAGE AND JUST BREATHED INTO HIS MOUTH AND FINALLY HE STARTED COMING AROUND AFTER TWO OR THREE MINUTES.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. William Gale/Roanoke Firefighter;]
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[OUT Q=or three minutes.]
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[VO-NAT]


Mother, daughter and dog are all OK.
Firefighters are still investigating what caused the fire.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


It's another night of curfews in Cincinati.
Next on News 7, find out why critics of the city's police department are claiming victory tonight.
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[VO-NAT]


And you may have felt the pain at the pump.
Gas prices are on the rise again.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[IN Q="O-K sports....]
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[OUT Q=.....in sports."]

((O-K sports fans check this out, The Salem Avalanche opened a three game weekend set with the Frederick Keys tonight, The Cave Spring Soccer team wins its fifth straight game Brad Newton gets the hat trick and the Women's professional soccer league opens its season tomorrow afternoon at R-F-K in Washington.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Cincinnati]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=slo]
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After a week of rioting, Cincinati's Public safety director has resigned.
Some call it a victory and say it's the beginning to much needed change in the police department.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH]


Riots and turmoil began almost a week ago, after the shooting of an unarmed black man by white police officers.


A curfew from eight o-clock at night until six in the morning remains in effect.
Restaurants, bars and even churches closed early because only residents with emergencies or those on their way to jobs are allowed out.
Officials say they are constantly monitoring the situation and do not expect an end before Easter Sunday.
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[Sub-Collision]


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[WRITER=dse]
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A top Navy admiral now has the report on the deadly collision between a U-S submarine and a Japanese fishing vessel.
But there's still no word on if the sub's captain will be disciplined.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


A source says the report by the three admirals that made up last month's court of inquiry at Pearl Harbor is severely critical of the sub's captain, Commander Scott Waddell, and two other officers.
The source says the admirals may be divided on the recommended punishment.
One or more may be leaning AGAINST a court-martial.
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[ANCHOR=JEnnifer]
[SS=None]


The commander of the U-S Pacific Fleet has up to 30 days to review the report and make his final recommendation for punishment.

[Gas-Prices]


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[WRITER=rle]
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Higher gas prices could be burning a hole in your pockets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Gas prices in Roanoke are hovering at about a-dollar-and-a-half for regular, and a dollar-seventy for premium-- about the national average. Many drivers say they realize prices could be much worse.
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[SOT TC-8:32:44]
[IN Q=I've noticed the variability...]

((DR. VINCE BASILE/ROANOKE ANESTHESIOLOGIST; I'VE NOTICED THE VARIABILITY IN PRICES, IN CHARLOTTE THE PRICES WERE A LITTLE LESS, BUT I'VE BEEN IN CALIFORNIA AND THE MIDWEST, AND IT'S SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER THAN ROANOKE.))
[SUPER=07-Dr. Vince Basile;]
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[OUT Q=...significantly higher than Roanoke.]
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[VO-NAT]

Wholesale gas prices have risen 23-cents from early March, and 16 cents in the past week-and-a-half. One gas station owner says it's not the increases he's surprised about, but at the speed in which they happened.
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[SOT tc 8:38:22]
[IN Q=We raised 6 cents...]

((PAT FLINT/FLINT'S SERVICENTER OWNER; WE RAISED 6 CENTS ONE DAY AND 5 CENTS THE NEXT MORNING. IT WENT UP THAT MUCH ON THE WHOLESALE LEVEL... I HAVE NO ANSWER WHY THIS HAPPENED.))
[SUPER=01-Pat Flint/Flint's Servicenter Owner;]
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[OUT Q=...no answer why this happened.]
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Flint says he expects more increases this summer.
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[Internet-Filters]


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A new law could restrict what you can do on the computer at your local library.
Its called the Children's Internet Protection Act.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


The law requires libraries that receive certain federal funds to install filters that block obscene material.
The A-C-L-U is fighting the law saying its a violation of the right to free speech.
Virginia's A-C-L-U has had success with this issue.
Several years ago, it represented web sites that were blocked by the (Loud-un) Loudoun county's library filtering software.
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[SOT 12:41:07]
[IN Q=One for example]

((KENT WILLIS/VIRGINIA'S ACLU: ONE FOR EXAMPLE WAS A SITE ON BREAST CANCER. AND BECAUSE THE WORD BREAST SHOWED UP THE FILTERING SOFTWARE BLOCKED IT.))
[SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Virginia's ACLU]
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[OUT Q=software blocked it]
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[VO-NAT]


Filtering systems work in two ways.
They either block certain key words or they deny access to specific obscene websites.
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[Bank-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A northern Virginia woman is suspected of robbing a Campbell County bank yesterday.. and may have been involved in at least two other bank robberies today.
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[VO-NAT]


23- year- old Dominique Love Jackson was identified by bank photos and the license plates on her car after she allegedly held up the SunTrust Bank on Timberlake Road.
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Yesterday]


Authorities say Jackson lives in Herndon but has friends in the Lynchburg area.
A suspect matching her description is also being sought in two bank robberies in northern Virginia today.
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[Fatal-Ax]


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Lynchburg's volunteer rescue community is mourning the loss of one of its own in a fatal accident yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Yesterday]


19- year- old Benjamin Wilson Neighbors died when his pickup truck ran off the side of Route 24 near Rustburg and hit a telephone pole yesterday afternoon.
State police say Neighbors may have been distracted while talking on his cell phone.
Neighbors was a volunteer emergency medical technician with both the Lynchburg and Amherst Lifesaving Crews.
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[Mascot]


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[WRITER=jmi]
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A task force at Blacksburg High School says its Indian mascot should stay.
But another organization says the mascot needs to go.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


Students, teachers and coaches are trying to convince the Blacksburg school board to keep the Indian.
But the U-S Commission on Civil Rights says Indian names and mascots used by non-Indian schools violate anti-discrimination laws.
Now its up to the school board to decide. [tc:5:00:46]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=That's in the school board's]

((SHELLEY BLUMENTHAL/BHS COACH: THAT'S IN THE SCHOOL BOARD'S HANDS AND OUR TASK FORCE WORKED VERY HARD TO PROVIDE AS MUCH INFORMATION AS THEY COULD FOR THE SCHOOL BOARD AND THE COMMUNITY. NOW THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS DECIDED THEY ARE GOING TO TAKE THE APPROPRIATE ACTION.))
[SUPER=01-Shelley Blumenthal/Blacksburg H. S. Coach]
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[OUT Q=the appropriate action.]
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[VO-NAT]


A decision from the school board is expected early next week.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7, find out why Staunton is being called one of the 12 distinctive destinations for 2001.
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[VO-NAT]


And thousands of the faithful celebrate Good Friday with the Pope.
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[Easter-Pope]


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An aging Pope was unable to complete the stations of the cross today at Rome's holiest celebration.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rome, Italy]


The annual ceremony depicts the last hours before the death of Jesus Christ.
This was the first time 80-year-old John Paul the second did not walk the entire half mile procession -- though he did carry the cross for the last two stations.
The Good Friday ceremony brought thousands of worshiping Christians together outside the 2000 year old Coliseum.
There, congregations carry candles as they sing and chant to commemorate the death of Christ.
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[Tax-Tips]


[ANCHOR=Jennifer]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC05:19]
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The deadline for filing income tax returns is Monday.
If you haven't filed yet, H&R Block says it's not to late!
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Thousands of tax payers are getting turned on to "e-filing."
Simply download a tax form off the Internet, fill it out, and send it to the I-R-S.
But, if you aren't Internet savvy, H&R Block says they'll be open all weekend.
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[SOT]

[tc:00:46:25]
[IN Q=It depends on the year]

((IT DEPENDS ON THE YEAR.. SOMETIMES WE'RE VERY VERY BUSY, BUT WE'RE ALWAYS ABLE TO HANDLE HOWEVER MANY CLIENTS MAY COME IN THE DOOR.))
[SUPER=01-Deborah Hill/H&R Block]
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[OUT Q=come in the door.]
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[VO-NAT]


If there's now way you'll be able to file by Monday -- call the I-R-S at 1-800-TAX-1040.
They'll help you file a 48-68 for a tax deadline extension.
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[Hunger-Dinner]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-03 TC1:56:17]
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Some bowls of soup are helping fight hunger, but not in the way you might expect.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


The "empty bowls" fundraiser set for April 20th in Radford is raising money for Beans and Rice, a program that provides needy children hot meals.
Guests at the event pay a small ticket price for a bowl of soup.
Those ceramic creations, which are being handcrafted by art students and faculty from Radford University, are theirs to keep.
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[SOT-14:10:32]
[IN Q=THEY EMPTY]

((DREW DODSON/RADFORD UNIVERSITY ART PROFESSOR; ALL THE EMPTY BOWLS IN THE WORLD WHAT IS BASICALLY THE PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE FOOD, YOU KNOW SO IT'S ALL ABOUT BEING HUNGRY SO WE TRY TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Drew Dodson/Radford University Art Professor;]
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[OUT Q=SOMETHING ABOUT THAT]
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[VO-NAT]


Music at the event will be provided by country singer Quinn Loggins.
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[Staunton-Preservation]


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For the second year in a row, Staunton has won a national preservation honor.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation today named the city as one of its Dozen Distinctive Destinations for 2001.
The award is given to what the organization considers the best preserved and unique communities in the United States.

[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Extra Point]
[GRAPHIC=Sports Logo]


The Salem Avalanche and Lynchburg Hillcats were at home tonight and the women's professional soccer league opens tomorrow afternoon.
But first our Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=76-NBA; :]


The N-B-A is getting into the pocket of Dallas owner Mark Cuban again.
Cuban was fined 100-thousand dollars for a derogatory gesture and for publicly critizing game officials. He's also suspended for one game.
Cuban's been fined seven times this season for a total of over a half a million dollars. And here are tonight's scores.
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[S-Avs]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-82 (1:41:31)]
[GRAPHIC=Salem Avalanche]


The Frederick Keys opened a three game set at Salem Stadium last night beating the Avalanche 3 to nothing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Keys; :]


The fans turning out for the game as the sun set outside Salem Stadium.
In the top of the fourth, The Keys Wes Rachels hits a grounder into right field that would score two runs one of which was the result of this error at third base and the Keys took a two to nothing lead.
[SUPER=37-Frederick/3/Salem/0/;]


The Keys would score again in the top of the sixth. Ray Cabrera hits a solo shot deep over the centerfield wall off of Aaron Cook to make it 2 to nothing and the Keys win it 3 to zip.
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[S-Cats]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-83 (2:00:12)]
[GRAPHIC=Hillcats Logo]


Over in Lynchburg, The Hillcats would host the Wilmington Blue Rocks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Hillcats vs Blue Rocks; :]

Great day for the Hillcats home opener the "hillcat" getting jiggy with it before the game. Top of the second Willmington at the plate with a man on third...catcher Yamid Haad tries the pick off but the throw goes wide and the Blue Rocks go up 1 to nothing. Now to the bottom of the fourth, Hillcats batting with a runner at third, and the pitch gets by the catcher and Yurendell Decaster safely trots in from third.
[SUPER=37-Lynchburg/2/Wilmington/11/;]

But the Blue Rocks would prove too strong catcher Mike Tonis drills this one to right...it clears the fence for a three run homer and Wilmington beats the Hillcats 11 to 2.
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[S-Cubs]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-86 (1:29:05)]
[GRAPHIC=Cubs/Pirates]


Chicago pitcher Jason Bere earned his second win in two starts this season as the Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4 to 2.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/WGN; :]


Wrigley field holds a moment of silence for Willie Stargell.
Then the Cubs went to work Ricky Gutierrez hits this two run shot into the left field bleachers for a two run homer and the Cubs jumped out to the 2 to nothing lead in the second.
[SUPER=35-Chicago/4/Pittsburgh/2/;]


Chicago padded that lead when Julio Zuleta smokes this pitch also over the left field wall to make it 3 to nothing through three and the Cubs go on to win it 4 to 2.
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[S-Knights]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-90 (1:39:57)]
[GRAPHIC=High School Soccer]


Cave Springs Brad Newton scored the hat trick as the Knights beat Virginia High 5 to nothing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Knights vs Bearcats; :]


The Bearcats huddle before the showdown with the Knights.
The Knights took the lead watch Brad Newton take the pass and score the goal and the Knights led 1 to nothing in the first half.
[SUPER=34-Cave Spring/5/Virginia High/0/;]


Newton would score the hat trick here he takes the ball out quicks the defense fakes the goalie and makes the shot and the Knights beat the Bearcats 5 to nothing.
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[S-Soccer]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-85 (1:50:17)]
[GRAPHIC=Soccer Logo]


Today marks a big day in women's professional soccer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :]


The Women's Soccer League launches its new season today at R-F-K in Washington D.C.
Olympic star Mia Hamm underwent root canal surgery Thursday but was on the practice field by the afternoon.
Her Washington Freedom host the Bay Area CyberRays at RFK.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="First audio...]
[SUPER=01-Mia Ham/Washington Freedom; :]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=.....home watching."]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


The Cave Spring Boys soccer team wins its fifth straight. More when we return.

[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-92 44:42 ]
[GRAPHIC=Express/Storm]

The Express heads into game four of it's best of five playoff series with Toledo trailing 2 games to 1 and on the verge of elimination. Steve Mason breaks down tomorrow night's game.
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((For Roanoke fans, the lightning rod for the Storm is no doubt Toledo goalie Mark Bernard. With a 3 goal lead, the veteran let the Express back in the game following an emotional exchange with Roanoke goalie Daniel Berthiaume that resulted in a second period bench clearing scuffle. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
His emotions also fuel his fire, as he put together a solid performance, stopping 31 of 34 shots. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) Giving up 4 goals, Roanoke hopes the first period wake up call will serve as an example as to what can happen if the team does not approach game four's opening period differently. ((:))
Game four faces off Saturday night at the Round House at 7:30. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))


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The Winston Cup drivers have the weekend off however, many of the drivers were busy this week testing.
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They're at Talladega, the site of next weekend's Talladega 500. Several drivers took advantage of an opportunity to test at the superspeedway including Sterling Marlin, the Driver of the Coors Dodge.
Marlin is third in the Winston cup Points race.
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The cars will qualify next Friday for Sunday's race.
That's it for sports have a great day everybody.

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It's as American as apple pie.
Hull's Drive In has been a staple of Rockbridge County for decades and it hasn't changed much since it opened in 1950.
Kate Weidaw pulled in for the seasons opening night.
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