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Coming up...
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[VO-NAT]

Investors embrace today's surprise move by the Federal Reserve. Another chapter in history will soon be tied to the D-Day Memorial. And, it's not an invitation rather a subpoena that draws this Roanoke County couple to court for a surprise 60th wedding anniversary celebration.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=I believe]

((JACK THOMAS/SCHOOL SUPER.; I BELIEVE THE SCHOOL SYSTEM CANNOT FUNCTION NEXT YEAR WITH YOUR PROPOSED LEVEL OF SUPPORT.))
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[OUT Q=level of support]
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[VO-NAT]


The battle over schools and money heats up in Botetourt County
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
Jean Jadhon has the night off.

[Boty-Budget]


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School administrators say programs for kids might get cut if the county's budget for next year is approved.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fincastle]


That brought lots of people out for tonight's public hearing.
Under the proposal, the school system would get nearly two million dollars less than it wanted.
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./August]


The school board says that could mean cutting some music and phys-ed classes, eliminating activity busses and nurses and increasing class size.
Board members say that's the only way to continue teacher pay raises and pay off the new Greenfield elementary School.
Some laid the blame at the feet of county supervisors.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It is our]

((JACK THOMAS/BOTETOURT CO. SUPERINTENDENT; IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY, YOURS AND MINE, TO PROVIDE THE BEST EDUCATION FOR OUT CHILDREN. IT SHOULD NOT BE THE RESPONSIBLITY OF CHILDREN TO CARRY FIX YOUR FISCAL MISTAKES BY CARRYING THE GREENFIELD INDUSTRIAL PARK AND SHELL BUILDINGS ON THEIR BACKS.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Thomas/Botetourt Co. Superintendent;]
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[OUT Q=buildings on their backs.]
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[VO-NAT]


Still others say throwing more money at the schools won't solve the problems.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Instead of the]

((INSTEAD OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HAVING TO TAKE IT ON THE CHIN EVERY TIME THE SCHOOL BOARD BRINGS A BUDGET TO THEM...)) ((I BELIEVE THE WAY TO RESPONSIBILTY LIES WITH THE BOTETOURT SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION AND SCHOOL BOARD TO BE BETTER STEWARDS OF OUR MONEY AND TAX DOLLARS.)) [**NO SUPER**]
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[OUT Q=our money and tax dollars.]
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=HOLD]


The County's 52-point-6 million dollar budget includes no tax increases.

[Mascot]


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In Montgomery County, the question is how much will it cost to replace the Indian mascot.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Last Night; QUICK!!!!!!]


The school board must find funds to order new sports uniforms, refinish the gym floor and eliminate other Indian depictions in the building.
A cost for all this has yet to be addressed.
The school does have until July 2003 to comply with the new policy that prohibits the Indian.
Some believe a smooth transition will be helped by having the community involvement seen during the debate.
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[SOT 15:22:25]
[IN Q=I THINK ]

((JIM KLAGGE/MONTGOMERY CO. SCHOOL BOARD; I THINK ONCE PEOPLE GET INVOLVED AND SEE THE VALUE OF EDUCATION GENERALLY THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO COME TOGETHER BEHIND OUR SCHOOLS REGARDLESS OF THE MASCOT ISSUE.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Klagge/Montgomery Co. School Board;]
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[OUT Q=regardless of the mascot isue]
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[VO-NAT]


The next school board meeting is May 8th and budget issues are on the agenda.
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[Interest-Rates]


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Wall Street likes what it's hearing.
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[VO-NAT 20:14:25]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]

The Federal Reserve cut interest rates by half a point today, for the fourth time this year. Wall Street signaled its approval by raising the Dow almost 400- points. Some analysts say the bears might finally be in retreat.
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[SOT 20:14:25]
[IN Q=I can't envision]

((LARRY WACHTEL/PRUDENTIAL SECURITIES: I CAN'T ENVISION A RIP ROARING BULL MARKET KICKING IN BUT I CAN SIMPLY MAKE THE CASE THAT WE HAVE SEEN THE BOTTOM. THE WORST HAS BEEN SEEN IN THIS BEAR MARKET.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Wachtel/Prudential Securities; :00]
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[OUT Q=in this bear market.]
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[VO-NAT]

The NASDAQ also rose today...gaining more than 150- points.
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[China-Plane]


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[WRITER=tha]
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The first day of talks between the U-S and China ended on a sour note today in Beijing. Both sides sharply disagreed over the spy plane incident. And, now there are threats to call of talks all together. (Uh-lean Sir-gan-ee) Aleen Sirgany has the latest from Washington.
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[SUPER=03-Beijing, China; :00]
[SUPER=01-Peter Verga/Under-Secretary of Defense; :08 ]
[SUPER=01-Richard Boucher/State Department Spokesman; :25]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/Reporting; 1:15]
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((ITS EXACTLY WHAT THEY DIDN'T WANT FINGER POINTING AT A MEETING THE WHITE HOUSE CALLS UNPRODUCTIVE.
(SOT) Peter Verga/ UNDER-SECRETARY OF DEFENSE 13:15:06 We had nearly three hours of very frank, very direct exchange

of views. We'll see what happens tomorrow. LEAVING THE MEETING, FRUSTRATED NEGOTIATORS SAID THEY'RE AT A STANDSTILL. THE CHINESE CONTINUE TO BLAME THE UNITED STATES FOR THE COLLISION AND THE U-S STANDS BY ITS POSITION.
(SOT) Richard Boucher/STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN 13:09:20 We presented our views, they presented their views, and the v

iews as you know are different. WHILE CHINA TOLD U-S OFFICIALS TO EXPECT STRAIGHT FORWARD NEGOTIATIONS, THE STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS CHINESE NEGOTIATORS DODGED PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE. THE RETURN OF THE SPY PLANE.
(SOT) Richard Boucher/STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN 13:11:12 Since there was not a productive discussion of the return of

our airplane today, we want to be reassured that they are willing to do that before we continue these discussions. CHINA HAS MADE IT CLEAR, ITS PRIORITY IS FOR THE U-S TO STOP ALL SURVEILLANCE FLIGHTS. THE U-S SAYS THAT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. AND THAT'S NOT ALL. THEY WANT CHINESE PLANES TO BACK OFF. THE PENTAGON HAS RELEASED VIDEO SHOWING EXACTLY HOW CLOSE CHINESE FIGHTER JETS HAVE COME TO THE U-S SURVEILLANCE PLANES. THE CHINESE PILOT IS THE SAME ONE KILLED IN THE APRIL FIRST COLLISION.
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THE TALKS COULD END SOONER THAN LATER. THE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO CHINA WILL MEET WITH THE FOREIGN MINISTRY IN BEIJING TO INFORM CHINESE OFFICIALS THE ONLY WAY TO CONTINUE TALKS IS FOR THE CHINESE TO AGREE TO A PRODUCTIVE DISCUSSION ABOUT THE RETURN OF THE SPY PLANE. OTHERWISE, ALL TALKS ARE OFF.))

[Osprey]


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The Marine Corps' "Osprey" program should continue.
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[VO-NAT 20:06:13]
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But the aircraft is not close to being ready to be used right away. Those are among the conclusions of a panel that was put together by the Pentagon. The panel says there needs to be more testing and some engineering changes to the aircraft before it's ready for use.
The Osprey, which is a sort of combined plane-helicopter, was grounded after four crashes that killed 23 airmen over the past year and a half.
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[Contacts]


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Johnson and Johnson has agreed to settle complaints over its disposable contact lenses. A 1996 lawsuit in New Jersey claimed the company's Acuvue and One-Day Acuvue lenses are really the same product, even though One-Day costs MUCH less. The suit charged that the company told customers to throw out the disposables after one day -- when they could have been worn for up to two weeks. Johnson-and-Johnson plans to pay up to 860 MILLION dollars to settle the suit.

[Court-Watchers]


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A retired Roanoke County couple has made a second career out of trial watching.
For the last 20 years, they've been a fixture in cases around the Roanoke Valley.
But today they were LEGALLY required to be there....
Marya Jones tells us why.
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[SUPER=07-Suzee White; :13]
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(( Usually when Murry and Suzee White come to court, it's for murder and mayhem.
This time, it was for cake and punch.
Their friends at the Salem Courthouse subpoenaed the trial-watching couple to their own surprise 60th anniversary party.
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[SOT 14:48:11 - :24]

((SUZEE WHITE: WHEN I FIRST GOT THE SUMMONS, I WORRIED ABOUT IT FOR TWO OR THREE NIGHTS. AND I THINK MY HUSBAND THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO GET SICK OVER WORRYING ABOUT IT. AND FINALLY, HE SAID, I'M GOING TO WEAR A SUIT, SO MAYBE YOU BETTER KIND OF DRESS UP A LITTLE BIT.)) [RUNS:13]
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[SOT 14:57:39 - :46]

((MURRY WHITE: I JUST GOT A SUMMONS TO APPEAR. THERE WERE SEVERAL THINGS GOING THROUGH MY MIND. )) [RUNS:07]
After Murry White retired from the Mack Truck dealership, the couple made themselves regulars in Roanoke County and Salem courts.
Their legal addiction has lasted nearly 20 years.
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[SOT 14:50:42 - :57]

((SUZEE WHITE: WE COME HERE ON TUES AND FRI AND WE GO TO THE COUNTY ON MON, WED AND THURS. :51 THEN SATURDAY, WE KIND OF STRAIGHTEN UP AND GET OUR CLOTHES READY TO COME BACK THE NEXT WEEK.)) [RUNS:15]
Their dedication has impressed court employees, who awarded the courtroom veterans their own gavel.
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[SOT 15:17:36 - :48]

((JUDGE DIANE STRICKLAND: I THINK THAT THEY DEFINITELY MUST HAVE MISSED THEIR CALLING. THEY WOULD HAVE MADE OUTSTANDING ATTORNEYS AND THE BENCH DEFINITELY MISSED A GOLDEN OPPORUNITY IN HAVING THEM PRESIDE OVER CASES.)) [RUNS:12]
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[SOT 15:06:41 - :45]

((JUDGE VINCENT LILLEY: THEY'VE GOT MORE COURTROOM TIME AROUND THAN ANY LAWYER THAT I KNOW OF.)) [RUNS:04]
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[SOT 14:58:16 - :20]

((MURRY WHITE: I DON'T HAVE ANY FAMILY. MY FAMILY'S DEAD. BUT I GOT A COURT FAMILY NOW. )) [RUNS:04]
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[SOT 14:51:48 - :53]

((SUZEE WHITE: IF WE WOULD GET IN TROUBLE, THEY'D HAVE TO SEND US TO WASHINGTON, BECAUSE EVERYONE KNOWS US HERE. )) [RUNS:05]
And if they got in trouble, at least they'd know a few good lawyers.
Marya Jones, News-7, Salem.))
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A car and an ambulance on the way to a call collide.
Details are still ahead on News 7 at eleven.
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[VO-NAT]


And politics never stops in the state with an election every year.
A report from the annual shad-planking when we return.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((HELLO EVERYBODY THIS IS DENISE ALLEN IN THE NEWS 7 SPORTS OFFICE. A MEMBER OF THE EXPRESS IS MOVING UP TO THE BIG TIME. THE CAPS FORCE A SIXTH GAME IN THEIR NHL PLAYOFF SERIES WITH PITTSBURGH. NEGOTIATIONS STALL BETWEEN VICK AND SAN DIEGO AND CATCH UP WITH TOMMY EDWARDS FORMER RADFORD HIGH SCHOOL AND TECH FOOTBALL STAR LATER IN SPORTS.))

[Shad-Planking]


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The Shad is actually from North Carolina this year, but the politics is all Virginia Style and the men running for governor this year are in full campaign mode.
Ellen Qualls has more from the 53rd annual shad planking in Wakefield.
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[SUPER=01-Mark Warner/(D) Candidate for Governor;:08]
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[SUPER=01-John Hager/(R) Candidate for Governor; 1:00]
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[Eden-Fatal]


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North Carolina police are investigating a car crash that killed a Pittsylvania County man.
The crash happened in Eden .. where police say a car driven by 50 year old Mark J. Hampton and a private ambulance from Henry County collided.
Hampton was pronounced dead at the scene.
The ambulance driver and her passenger were taken to the hospital- they were treated and released.

[Wytheville-Murder]


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New details tonight about a Wytheville shooting
Police have identified the victims as Robert and Donna Burgess.
The couple was found with gunshot wounds to the head at a home on North 30th Street yesterday evening.
One of their sons was there and called 9-1-1.
Police are waiting for autopsy results before confirming their theory that 64-year-old Robert killed his 47-year-old wife before turning the gun on himself.

[L'burg-Shooting]


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[TAKE VIDEO!!!]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


A drive-by shooting in Lynchburg this afternoon, Police say a carload of teenagers fired several rounds at this house on Sixteenth Street.
No one was injured, but police found bullet holes around the doorway.
Authorities stopped the car a few minutes later on Jubilee Drive. Two teenagers were charged with possession of a concealed weapon, and shooting from a vehicle.
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[Alleghany-ID]


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One company's bankruptcy is causing some money troubles in Allegheny County, but a fix may be quick.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co./1999]


The county broke ground in 1999 hoping L-K-M would move into its shell building, but things fell through when L-K-M went belly up.
Now the Economic Development Authority is left with the bill --
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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two hundred thousand plus for building upgrades, and one hundred thousand dollars for a bond issue.
Two manufacturing companies are now actively inquiring about filling the space permanently.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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They helped guide shells to their targets during the Normandy Invasion, now a unique plane will have a place at the D-Day Memorial.
We'll take a look when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And later, a deer makes an uninvited appearance at some townhomes.
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[Lee-Hospital]


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Lee County Community Hospital is getting a second chance at giving life.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pennington Gap/File Tape;]


A for-profit hospital chain based in Florida will purchase the Hospital for almost 25-million dollars. The hospital filed for bankruptcy protection last summer. Now it will be able to pay off all creditors in full, plus interest.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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The purchase will also fund a new tax-exempt trust to provide more than a hundred thousand dollars a year for community-based projects in Lee County. It's in the heart of Virginia's coalfields and one of the state's poorest.

[South-Boston]


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South Boston's airport is flying high again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.]


The airport is now fully operational more than a month after a fire destroyed the terminal, several planes, and part of a hangar.
A trailer will temporarily house the terminal and offices.
The fire also destroyed a fuse box making night flying impossible but that problem was fixed this week.
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[SOT 16:27:30]
[IN Q=We got some funding]

((RONNIE VAUGHAN/WILLIAM TUCK AIRPORT COMMISSION: WE GOT SOME FUNDING FROM THE STATE FOR THAT, TO GET IT BACK UP AND OPERATING BECAUSE THATS A BIG SAFETY ISSUE. ONE OF THE STATE'S TOP PRIORITIES IS SAFETY FOR THE AIRPORT.))
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Vaughan/William Tuck Airport Commission]
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[OUT Q=for the airport]
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[VO-NAT]


The airport commission plans to apply for a state grant to help rebuild the terminal.
State Police continue to investigate the cause of the March 5th fire.
Workers will begin to clean up the site in the next several weeks.
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[D-Day-Plane]


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A piece of history is being re-created in Bedford County.. just in time for the dedication of the D-Day Memorial on June 6th.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


For the past nine months, Rucker Tibbs and a group of volunteers at the New London Airport have been rebuilding this 1942 L-3 reconnaissance plane.
It's the same kind of plane that helped pinpoint enemy targets during the D-Day invasion in 1944.
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[SOT 21:16:56]
[IN Q=The L-3 that]

((RICHARD BURROW/D-DAY MEMORIAL DIRECTOR: THE L-3 THAT THE GENTLEMEN HAVE BEEN WORKING ON OUT AT THE NEW LONDON AIRPORT LOOKS GREAT. AND THEY'VE DONE IT SO HISTORICALLY ACCURATELY IN TERMS OF THE WRAP AROUND THE WINGS AND THE PAINTING AND THE MARKINGS AND SO FORTH, WE'RE REALLY PROUD TO BE THE RECIPIENTS OF SUCH A WONDERFUL DONATION THOSE GUYS HAVE MADE TO US.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Burrow/D-Day Memorial Director]
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[OUT Q=made to us.]
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[VO-NAT]


Less than forty of the L-3's were made during World War Two.
It will be moved to the D-Day Memorial in Bedford next month.
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[S-EXTRA]


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[WRITER=dal]
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Coming up in sports, an Express player is moving to the big leagues, highlights from the NHL playoffs and the NBA's final day of the regular season, plus Radford High School and Virginia Tech football standout Tommy Edwards' story of alcoholism and recovery.
First out Extra Point.
The same company that made the seat belt Dale Earnhardt was wearing when he was killed has been linked to another partially torn seat belt.
Mike Harmon was wearing a belt made by Simpson Performance Products when he cracked his shoulder blade in a crash during Saturday's Pepsi 300 at Nashville.
Kevin Triplett, director of operations for NASCAR, says the entire restraint system has been taken for further investigation after a half inch tear was found in the belt.
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[S-NHL]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
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Roanoke Express right wing Kevin McDonald is moving up to the big league.
McDonald just signed a 2 year contract with the N-H-L's Edmonton Oilers.
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[vo-nat]
[super=03-Roanoke/This Season;]


McDonald came to the Express this year from the Florida Everblades of the East Coast Hockey League.
He led the Express and was second in the league in penalty minutes with over 350.
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[s-caps]


[ANCHOR=DENISE]
[NEWSCAST=11P]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-86 tc 1:32:50]
[GRAPHIC=nhl]


The Washington Capitals evened up its best of seven playoff series with Pittsburgh by pulling out a four to three overtime victory on the road.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/Fox Sports;]


The score locked up at one in the second period, Brendan Witt gets the goal on the power play. The Caps would go up by two goals.
Then in the third, Pittsburgh's Jaromir Jagr gets the first of to quick goals by the Penguins and regulation ends in a three-three tie.
[super=31-Washington/4/Pittsburgh/3/In OT;]


Washington's Jeff Halpern finds the net in the extra period and the Caps beat Pittsburgh four to three the series is tied at two games a piece.
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[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-89 tc 1:24:54]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


The worst team in the Eastern Conference bested the top team as Chicago beat Philadelphia 92-86 in the last game of the regular season.
Sixer guard Allen Iverson did not play because of bursitis in his right elbow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/NBA;]


Roanoke's George Lynch threw in 14 tonight and blocks Marcus Fizer to prevent the Bulls from taking the lead. For the time being anyway.
Elton Brand would then make a statement. Brand with the move through the paint and the dunk. Sixers by one.
[super=32-Philadelphia/86/Chicago/92;]


Brand led all scorers with 31 as muscles in to get two more here and Chicago wins the season finale 92-to-86.
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[S-Michael]


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[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-93 tc 04:08]
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Michael Vick's first pick draft status is not as certain as it once was
His agent and San Diego are no longer at the bargaining table.
Vick's agent is reportedly asking for a deal between 50 and 60 million dollars and a 15 million dollar signing bonus.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA/Last Week;]


But the Chargers are reluctant to pay a big signing bonus.
The former Virginia Tech quarterback is still likely to be the first pick in Saturday's draft, but it's not as certain as it looked last week.
San Diego is now exploring other possibilities because they want to draft Vick on their terms.
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[S-Edwards]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-81 (1:33:55)]
[GRAPHIC=Tommy Edwards]


Tommy Edwards was making a name for himself in college football at Virginia Tech.
But the Radford High School standout saw it all disappear.
Roy Stanley has more on Edwards' recovery from alcoholism and the new heights he's reaching.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="On the...]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=@Roy2; :10]
[SUPER=07-Tommy Edwards; :23]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :44]
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[OUT Q=......news 7 sports."]

((On the football field is where most of the folks around Radford would see Edwards the most. The former Friday Football Extra player of the week, who he was different than most students at Radford, excelled on the gridiron despite dealing with a problem that most adults have trouble with, Alcohol.)) ((TOMMY EDWARDS:)) ((After high school, Edwards would accept a scholarship at Virginia Tech, where his dad played college ball.
His freshman year he scored 10 touchdowns and his Hokie teammates named him Touchdown Tommy. But Edwards would leave Tech in 1994 with 2 years of Eligibility remaining and transfer to Boise State.)) ((EDWARDS:)) ((Edwards has come to gripes with his alcohol and drug problems and he's giving back to the Community.
He now devotes his time to speaking to students throughout the New River Valley and his love of art)) ((EDWARDS:)) ((Edwards is back in Radford working on his art and playing with his band Imbryo. Roy Stanley news 7 sports.))
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Virginia hammered the Hokies yesterday afternoon at English Field in Blacksburg.
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The Hokies opened the scoring in the bottom of the first. Chad English hits a grounder into left field scoring Addison Bowman and Tech took the early lead 1 to nothing.
But the Cavaliers rallied in the top of the fourth with three straight homers. This solo homer off the bat of Jon Benick just clears the left field fence to tie the score at 1 to 1.
Then the very next batter Mark Ruefferet takes this Ian Ostlund fast ball deep over the centerfield wall and the Cavaliers took the 2 to 1 lead still in the fourth.
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The Cavaliers would add to that lead when Dan Sheet sends this pitch over the left centerfield wall and Virginia goes on to win the game 9 to 3.
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The Braves improved to 500 on the season despite going one for 10 with runners in scoring position.
It wasn't pretty but Atlanta beat Florida one to nothing.
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The lone run came in the first inning when Alex Gonzalez got the force at second while BJ Surhoff came home.
Tom Glavine pitched seven scoreless innings and John
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Rocker got the save as the Braves blank the Marlins one to nothing.
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A deer wreaks havoc on residents in Iowa.
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Home video caught this deer on a rampage as it crashes through plate glass windows of townhomes.
Residents say the deer crashed through a number of windows and caused extensive damage while inside the units.
Witnesses say the deer continued to run out of control until it finally took off.
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