[1-News-Head]

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[V/O-NAT]

The Dukes of Hazard are still creating a ruckus -- we will visit Cooter's place tonight.
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[Anchor=Jen]


Also on NEWS 7 at SIX, a 20 million dollar law suit is filed against a Fredericksburg trucking company. Stay with us.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Head]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, The Express and Storm hook up in game 4 of the E-C-H-L playoffs tonight at the Roundhouse.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Salem Avalanche drops its fourth game in a row as the Keys get their second win in Salem.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


The first part of the Holiday weekend comes to an end on a sunny note... but changes are not that far off...I'll have your hometown forecast coming up.....

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]
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[VO-NAT]


A baby born in this Roanoke Hotel is listed in critical condition.
Charges against his parents have not yet been filed.
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[ANCHOR=Jen]

Good evening, I'm Jennifer Miele.
Teresa Hamilton is off tonight.

[Hotel-Baby]


[ANCHOR=Jennifer]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-05 TC-1:55:30]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 6]


Roanoke authorities say it will be several days before they decide whether to file charges against an Alexandria teen-ager who gave birth to a baby at Roanoke's Wyndam hotel yesterday.
The girl says she didn't know she was pregnant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday]


The birth occurred around six a-m.
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, then police say "the baby began breathing."
The baby boy is in "critical" condition at Community Hospital. The mother is listed as stable.
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[ANCHOR=Jen]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Officials seem inclined to believe the girl didn't know she was pregnant.

[Train-Derailment]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-15 TC-19:35]
[GRAPHIC=Train Derailment]

The tracks are still being cleared from yesterdays train derailment in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

18 rail cars loaded with coal derailed yesterday around 6 o-clock. The train was coming from Bluefield, West Virginia and was traveling about 15 miles an hour when the cars jumped the track. Norfolk Southern officials say they are still investigating how it happened. The clean up is expected to be completed by the end of the day.
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[Ax-Suit]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The family of a man and child killed on Interstate 81 are suing the trucking company they believe is responsible for the accident.
56-year-old Richard Canady and his 5-year-old grandson died when a concrete structure hanging off a passing tractor trailer sliced the top off of their car. The accident happened in Augusta County last August. The family is suing Today's Trucking of Fredericksburg for 20 MILLION dollars.




[Tax-Collections]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC-6:08]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It was slow-going for tax collection in Virginia last month.
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[PRE PRO]
So slow that collections actually pulled revenue growth for the year DOWN to 4 point 1 percent.
But the new figure is still ahead of Governor Gilmore's growth projection of 3 point 8 percent for the year. [END PRE PRO]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last March]


State law says the car tax phase out can't go through if revenue growth is under five percent.
But Governor Gilmore says he still wants the car tax phase out to continue on schedule.
This week, the Senate offered to raise the car tax cut to 70 percent IF growth continued at 4 point 4 percent.
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[Egg-Hunt]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-07-TC1:27:51]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Easter bunny arrived early in Roanoke for hundreds of kids.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Easter baskets and bags were filled with dozens of eggs after the egg hunt in Jackson Park this afternoon. The Salvation Army put on the event and hid more then 12-thousand easter eggs.
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[SOT 11:07:11]
[IN Q=I said go]

((RACHEL COLLINS/COMMUNTIY CENTER DIR.: I SAID GO AND IT WAS AMAZING THERE WAS KIND OF A STAMPEDE BUT IT WAS SO MUCH FUN, THE LOOKS ON THEIR FACES WHEN THEY WERE PICKING UP EGGS WE HAVE KIDS WITH BAGS FULL OF EGGS 50 TO 60 EACH.))
[SUPER=01-Rachel Collins/Community Center Dir.]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=50 to 60 each.]
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[VO-NAT]

The Easter bunny also made an appearance for the kids. This is the 12-th year the Salvation Army has sponsored the Easter egg hunt.
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[ANCHOR=JEN]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

Tomorrow the Salvation Army will be holding a sun rise service at it's location Roanoke. The service begins at 7 a-m.




[Warner]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=MARK Warner]

Gubernatorial candidate Mark Warner's campaign has taken its first significant setback. U-S Representative Bobby Scott resigned as chairman of Mark Warner's campaign in a dispute over its management. Scott is a leading black politician in the Commonwealth.
He says he wanted to help manage the campaign and NOT just act as a figurehead. A spokesperson for Warner says he hopes Scott will still play a role in the campaign.


[Larry-Chewning]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Chief Executive Officer of the Wythe County Community Hospital is stepping down.
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[PRE PRO]
Larry Chewning is leaving the post to take a similar position at a hospital in Clinton, North Carolina.
Chewning has been C-E-O since 1996 -- and his resignation will take effect the first week of June.
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[ANCHOR=Jen]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


A search committee will be established to find a replacement.

That process is expected to take four or five months.[Horse-Show]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-04 TC-1:28:39]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Nowadays, horses are not just for riding on.
They can also be used for therapy. Today -- Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center in Rockbridge County showed off their horses skills. Kate Weidaw has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;:00]
[SUPER=01-Trisha Vecellio/Program Director;:21 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Kirk Bumstead/Volunteer;:32]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:15]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=kw news 7 Rockbridge Co.]


((It's called the "not quite over the hill" horse show, meaning all the riders are over the age of 30. Friends and volunteers of Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center took the horses around the ring for contests with fitting titles to match the riders.

[SOT 9:13:00]
[INQ=]

((TRISHA VECELLIO/PROGRAM DIRECTOR: THERE'S A MID LIFE CRISIS HOT FLASH CLASS, OPEN HUNTER OVER FENCES.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 5]


All of the proceeds from the show go to help fund therapeutic riding classes for people like Kirk Bumstead.

[SOT 9:21:54]
[INQ=]

((KIRK BUMSTEAD: I CAME TO ONE OF THE CANCER CAMPS AND I SAW CAROLE BRADSHAW'S HORSE MCNAMARA AND I IMMEDIATELY FELL IN LOVE WITH HIM.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 6]


Bumstead who has brain damage from a car accident works as a volunteer for the center.

[SOT 9:23:30]
[INQ=]

((KIRK BUMSTEAD: A HORSE DOES SOMETHING GOOD FOR YOU, IT'S GOOD FOR YOUR SOUL, THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT BEING AROUND THE HORSES THAT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


The non profit organization has been helping mentally disabled children and adults for the past eight years.

[SOT 9:15:08]
[INQ=]

((TRISHA VECELLIO: HORSES ARE WONDERFUL FOR THERAPY BECAUSE NUMBER ONE THEY ARE NOT JUDGMENTAL, SOMEONE WITH A DISABILITY IS OFTEN LOOKED AT BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC WITH A LITTLE TALIDITY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 13]


In the end the horses provide more then just therapy, it's also a lot of fun. Kate Weidaw News 7 Rockbridge County.))
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[ANCHOR=JEN]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Hoofbeats will be holdings its spring cancer camp on May 5-th and is looking for volunteers.
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[TAKE PRE-PRO] You can call 5-4-0-2-9-1 HOOF if you're interested in helping out.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Jen]
[SS=NONE]

Coming up, hunting is coming under fire once again, as the boundries between suburbs and the wild begin to blur...
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[VO-NAT]

and Shannon Young will catch up with the man who kept Bo and Luke Duke straightenin' the curves, and flattenin' the hills.
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[Hunting]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Hunters in Loudoun County are fired up about a proposal to limit shooting there.
Supervisors will vote Monday on a measure that would ban the use of high-powered rifles in the eastern third of the county.
That area has long been rural, but is quickly turning suburban.
Supporters say the measure is a common sense solution to changing demographics.

Meanwhile opponents say new rules would be a burden to law-abiding hunters.[Cooter's-Place]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Time Off #3 TC 1:13:15]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]

The proof is in merchandise sales, some TV shows NEVER get old. In this week's Time Off, Shannon Young brings back the Dukes of Hazzard with a trip to Cooter's Place.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The most famous family ever...]
[SUPER=03-Sperryville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ben Jones/"Cooter"; 11]
[SUPER=01-Alma Viator/Ben's Wife; 35]
[SUPER=@Shannon2; :50]
[RUNS=1:49]
[OUT Q=SY N7 Sperryville.]

((The most famous family ever to come out of Georgia has a new address. They're the Dukes of Hazzard County but you'll find their roots in Sperryville, Virginia.
[SOT 4:14-4:20]
[IN Q=This is sort of our home...]

((This is sort of our home now. This is Hazzard County all packed in here.))
[RUNS= :06]
[OUT Q=all packed in here.]

You may know Ben Jones better as Cooter, the mechanic who kept those crazy Duke boys company for 7-seasons of action packed t-v. The show's still mesmerizing audiences around the globe. Which is how Jones managed to turn a small roadside stand into a destination of travellers around the world... much to the surprise of his wife.
[SOT 49:03-1:04:02]
[IN Q=(exhale) That is the dumbest idea...]

((That is the dumbest idea I have ever heard, but if you have the money and you have the time you just go right ahead. Well, the first day we showed up and there's people waiting for the doors to open.))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=waiting for the doors to open.]

They come to see memorabilia from the show - from old scripts to costumes to photographs...
[SOT 2:27:28-2:27:29]
[IN Q=there's the old garage.]

((There's the old garage))
[RUNS= :01]
[OUT Q=the old garage.]

...and to buy Dukes of Hazzard merchandise. They come to hear Cooter and his Garage Band play tunes on weekends. They come to meet cast members who stop by once in a while. And of course, they come for...
[SOT 1:29-1:35]
[IN Q=The General Lee. I mean...]

((The General Lee. I mean, Cooter's great, but the General Lee... Wow!))
[RUNS= :06]
[OUT Q=General Lee, wow!]
[SOT 11:18-11:24]
[IN Q=This car used to get...]

((This car used to get 5000 fan letters every week.))
[RUNS= :06]
[OUT Q=letters every week.]

You can even take the driver's seat... and don't forget to slide in through the window. Jones says the car's popularity stems from the down-home quality of the show.
[SOT=4:30-4:40]
[IN Q=The show is a classic...]

((The show is a classic and it's an unpretentious, happy time. You can't watch the show without feeling good.))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=without feeling good.]

And feeling good, as the Dukes of Hazzard prove, never goes out of style.
[SOT 5:15-5:24]
[IN Q=Fast is always fast...]

((Fast is always fast, funny is always funny, and good looking is always good looking...Now, I'm not talking about myself...))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=Now, I'm not talking about myself.]

Shannon Young, News 7, Sperryville.))
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[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Jen]
[SS=NONE]

Coming up, Roy Stanley will have highlights from today's battle between the Salem Avalanche and the Frederick Keys...


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[VO-NAT]

but before that, the U-S-S Wisconsin is opening its hatches, getting ready for a new mission. We'll have more when News 7 at 6 returns.
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[Patton-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-21 TC03:16]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

Fire raced through a house on Patton Avenue last night.
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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 had moved out and may have not locked the door.
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[Staunton-Preservation]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


For two years running, the city of Staunton has been the recipient of a national preservation honor.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation 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.

[Wisconsin]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-08 TC-59:11]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The last American battleship is coming out of retirement... but not to do battle.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk/File Tape]


Instead, the U-S-S Wisconsin will become a floating museum Monday -- the 57th anniversary of its commissioning for World War Two service.
The ship is docked in downtown Norfolk.
Officials there spent years lobbying to bring it to their waterfront.
Visitors will be able to tour the ship's decks -- but the fragile inside is off limits.
It's being preserved in case the ship is recalled to active duty.
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[Blood-Drive]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=jmi]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-25 TC-3:47]
[GRAPHIC=Red Cross]


Hospitals across the region have no more than a two-day supply of some blood types -- and less than that for rare types.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]


The American Red Cross supplies about 100 hospitals in Virginia and surrounding states.
It's asking Donors in the Greater Alleghenies region to give before summer time begins.
That's when officials say summer vacations interfere with blood donations, and blood reserves drop.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Tease]
[GRAPHIC=None]


And coming up in sports, The Express is on the rebound tonight at the Roundhouse Greg Biffle wins the Busch race in Nashville.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Washington Freedom wins the season opener of the Women's professional soccer league.
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[S-AVS]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-84 (1:54:51)]
[GRAPHIC=Avalanche Logo]


The Salem Avalanche hit the field this afternoon in game two of the three game weekend set with the Frederick Keys.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Keys; :]


This guy kicking back at Salem Stadium catching some rays as the teams battled on the field.
In the bottom of the first Garrett Atakins hits the line drive just past the reach of the Key's third baseman to bring in a run and the Avalanche led the game 1 to nothing.
The next batter Greg Catalanotte hits the looper to right field and Atkins rounds the bases to score and the Avalanche was up 2 to nothing.
The Keys would score in the top of the third as Charles Alley hits this home run off the score board and the score was 2 to 1 Salem.
[SUPER=37-Salem/4/Frederick/6/;]


In the bottom of the third Jeff Winchester loops a shot to right field to bring in another run but the Keys win it 6 to 4.
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[S-Orioles]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6m]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-79 (2:03:23)]
[GRAPHIC=Orioles/Devil Rays]


The Baltmore Orioles were at Camden Yard this afternoon hosting the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/HTS; :]


Mike Hargrove watches as the O's fall behind early.
In the top of the first Russ Johnson gets all of this Chuck McElroy pitch and it goes over the left field wall for a 2 run homer and the Devil Rays went on top 2 to nothing.
[SUPER=35-Tampa Bay/5/Baltimore/6/;]


The Devil Rays would get on the board in the top of the fourth. Aubrey Huff connects on this McElroy pitch and it goes out of the yard in right field to make the score 4 to nothing but Baltimore comes from behind to win it 6 to 5.
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[S-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=MLB Logo]


Plenty of action in both the American and National Leagues today lets check the scores.
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[MOTION]
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[SUPER=X5011;]
[SUPER=0093-/Salem/4/j/Frederick/6///;]
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[SUPER=0091-j/Baltimore/6//Tampa Bay/5////Cleveland/0/j/Detroit/1///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0091-/Kansas City/4/j/Toronto/5///j/N.Y. Yankees/3//Boston/2///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0092-j/Cincinnati/1//N.Y. Mets/0///j/Houston/7//St. Louis/4///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0092-/Pittsburgh/6/j/Chicago/7////Arizona/8//Colorado/9/8//;]
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[OUT Q=....last score."]
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[S-Soccer]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-89 (1:21:46)]
[GRAPHIC=Soccer Logo]


The Women's United Soccer Association opened play today at R-F-K Stadium in Washington D.C.
The game featured the Washington Freedom against the Bay Area CyberRays.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/TNT; :]


More than 30-thousand fans showed up at R-F-K to watch Mia Ham and the girls open the new soccer league.
The game was a defensive battle through the first half then in the
[SUPER=34-Freedom/1/CyberRays/0/;] 70-th minute of the second half the Freedom's Pretina of Brazil scored on the penali

ty kick and the Freedom goes on to win it 1 to Nothing.
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[S-Racing]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-85 (1:51:04)]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR Logo]


The Winston Cup drivers had the weekend off but the Busch drivers were working in Nashville for the Pepsi 300.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN/FX; :]


And the day belonged to Greg Biffle. Biffle takes the checkered flag for his first victory in the Busch series and he gets it after only his 10-th start on the circuit.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I didn't...]
[SUPER=01-Greg Biffle/Pepsi 300 Winner; :]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=.....happy today."]
[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Jason Keller was second followed by Rookie Scott Wimmer, Randy LaJoie and Elton Sawyer.

[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-88]
[GRAPHIC=Express/Storm]

Game four of the best of five playoff series between the Express and the Toledo Storm faces off in just over an hour at the Round House. A win and the Express stays alive, but a loss and Toledo wraps up the series 3 games to 1.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=01-Mike Omicioli/Express Forward; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mark Bernard/Toledo Goalie; :26]
[RUNS=:55]
[OUT Q=.......ready for the war"]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=hold express/storm]

Face off is set for 7:30 and we will have the highlights tonight at 11.

[Profile-Promo]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Profile]


He's known as "Mr. Baseball" in Lynchburg.. Calvin Falwell is credited with keeping minor league baseball in the Hill City for more than forty years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


But with the city reluctant to spend millions on renovating City Stadium, Falwell's not sure how long he can convince the Pirates to keep their Single- A affiliate in town.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:35:49]
[IN Q=You got to]

((CALVIN FALWELL/LYNCHBURG BASEBALL CORPORATION: YOU GOT TO BE COMPETITIVE, YOU KNOW, IF YOU GO TO TOWN TO RIDE A TAXICAB AND YOU GOT ONE THERE THAT'S RELATIVELY NEW AND YOU GOT ONE THERE THAT'S 50 YEARS OLD, YOU'RE GOING TO RIDE THE.. THAT'S COMMON SENSE, YOU KNOW.. IT'S HARD TO GET THE CITY TO SEE SOMETHING LIKE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Calvin Falwell/Lynchburg Baseball Corporation]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=something like that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Baseball is just one part of Falwell's eighty years in central Virginia. We'll have more tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning. (-------------)