[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]


A pickup runs off the road and overturns in water- in Bedford County tonight- killing the driver.
What do people think about a possible power plant in Danville?
Plus why cutting child care hours may be beneficial to baby.
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[Anchor=Jean]


And the 80's back in the forecast.
News 7 is coming up next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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[VO-NAT]


A Lynchburg man is dead after his truck runs off a bridge and lands in a Bedford County creek.
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[ANCHOR=JEan]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good evening...

[Bedford-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-06 TC1:52:30]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


It happened a little after eight on Hawkins Mill Road in Forest.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


State Police say they don't know why, but it appears the driver locked up his brakes going down a hill.
His vehicle hit a wooden bridge railing, went off the road and landed upside down in a creek.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities have not released his name.
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[Power-Plant]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-22 TC08:00]
[GRAPHIC=Power Plant]


Danville residents got their first look tonight at a plan to build a power plant.
The Mirant corportion wants to build a natural gas plant just east of the Danville airport.
As Danville Bureau Justin McLeod found out some believe the project will work, others say some things still need to be worked out.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound of residents talking at booth]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Peggy Gibson/Resident; :13]
[SUPER=01-Joseph Spence/Resident; :31]
[SUPER=01-Gil Waldman/Project Manager; :42]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Geisel/Resident; 1:01]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:17]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Danville]

((((NAT SOUND OF RESIDENTS TALKING AT BOOTH))
It would generate 2 million dollars in tax revenue a year, create jobs, and help attract industry to Danville.
Selling the benefits to city officials was easy.
Now comes the hard part, convincing area residents.
[SOT 1:16:00]
[IN Q=I'm trying to stay open-minded]

((PEGGY GIBSON/RESIDENT: I'M TRYING TO STAY OPEN-MINDED BUT AS OF RIGHT NOW, NO I DON'T WANT IT.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=don't want it]


Here's what she doesn't want, a natural gas fueled power plant.
Mirant wants to build the plant in the Airside Industrial Park on Highway 58.
But before the city and state can give the project the green light, the company must get public input.
[SOT 1:20:12]
[IN Q=Mainly citizens as myself]

((JOSEPH SPENCE/RESIDENT: MAINLY CITIZENS AS MYSELF AS WELL, ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=about the enviromental]


Company officials argue the plant is environmentaly safe and believe most residents won't even realize it's there.
[SOT 1:10:31]
[IN Q=There will be no visible]

((GIL WALDMAN/PROJECT MANAGER: THERE WILL BE NO VISIBLE PLUM FROM THE STACK. THEY WILL SEE SOME WATER VAPOR EVAPORATING FROM THE TOWERS BUT THAT IS COMPLETELY HARMLESS.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=completely harmless]


Then there's the issue of safety.
The company will have to build a 14 mile natural gas pipeline leading to the plant.
[SOT 1:14:55]
[IN Q=I'm not convinced]

((JEFF GEISEL/RESIDENT: I'M NOT CONVINCED THAT IS THE BEST LOCATION RIGHT NOW BECAUSE EVERYTHING THEY NEED IS GOING TO BE PIPED IN.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=to be piped in]

((NAT SOUND OF PEOPLE TALKING))
Company officials say safety is their number one concern but realize they have a long way to go before residents give the project the thumbs up.
[SOT 1:23:06]
[IN Q=Mirant hopes to get approval]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: MIRANT HOPES TO GET APPROVAL WITHIN A YEAR AT THE STATE AND LOCAL LEVEL. THEY HOPE TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION HERE AT THE AIR INDUSTRIAL PARK BY EARLY NEXT YEAR AND HAVE THE PLANT OPERATIONAL BY 2003. JUSTIN MCLEOD, NEWS 7, DANVILLE.)) [Runs14]
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[Child-care]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=01-10 TC42:57]
[GRAPHIC=Child Development]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
Many working parents already feel guilty leaving their children- Now something they really don't want to hear.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jay Belsky/Study Author; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lorin Sherman/New Mom; :12]
[SUPER=01-Ellen Galinsky/Families and Work Institute; :40]
[RUNS=:57]

[non standard outcue!!!]
[OUT Q=can improve behavior.]

((THE MORE TIME CHILDREN SPEND IN CARE THE MORE LIKELY THEY ARE TO BE AGGRESSIVE AND DISOBEDIENT.
Jay Belsky led a study following more than one-thousand kids in ten cities- from birth through Kindergarten. LORIN SHERMAN/NEW MOM: IT'S SCARY CONSIDERING MOST OF US ARE GOING BACK TO WORK OR NEED SOME SORT OF CARE.
Even more surprising- the results are the same regardless of the type or quality of care, the sex of the child or whether the family is rich or poor
What seems to matter- time. The more hours spent away from parents, the more likely the child to have behavioral problems-
But some critics say the study is missing the bigger picture. ELLEN GALINSKY/FAMILIES AND WORK INSTITUTE: IT'S NOT SIMPLY THE HOURS AWAY FROM THE MOTHER HOW STRESSED AND TIRED PARENTS ARE.
Experts say the research doesn't mean moms have to stay home. The study's author says cutting back on child care can improve behavior.))
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[Anchor=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


The report also says aggressive behavior doesn't necessarily lead to later violence.

[Switched-Babies]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-16 TC29:36]
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The state has reached a settlement with one of the mothers in the switched babies case.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


The Attorney General's office says Paula Johnson has agreed to a settelement of two-point-three million dollars.
The settlement comes one day before the state Supreme Court was scheduled to rule on whether to revive Johnson's 31 million dollar lawsuit against the state-run University of Virginia Medical Center.
Under the settlement, Johnson will receive a 475-thousand dollar cash settlement.
200-thousand dollars will be placed in a trust fund for the child she is raising, Callie Conley.
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[Brush-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-18 TC18:00]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


A teenager in Bedford County started a brush fire this afternoon while trying to kill a ground hog.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


It happened in the Goodview section of the county around three.
More then 30 fire fighters tried to extinguish the fire that spread quickly up the mountain.
The teenager that started it says he tried to put it out.
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[SOT 14:16:20]
[IN Q=I was trying]

((JARRED PITURA: I WAS TRYING TO KILL A GROUND HOG WITH GASOLINE BECAUSE MY DOG KEPT TRYING TO DIG IT OUT OF THE HOLE.)) [BUTT, BUTT,BUTT]
[SOT 14:16:42]

((I LOOKED UP AND THERE WAS A LITTLE FIRE AND THEN IT JUST TOOK OFF.))
[SUPER=07-Jarred Pitura]
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[OUT Q=just took off.]
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[VO-NAT]


The fire was contained around 6 this evening.
There's no word if charges will be pressed against the teen.
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[Enchanted-Forest]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-17 TC14:36]
[GRAPHIC=Enchanted Castle Fire]


Survivors of a fire at Natural Bridge got a new home yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake]


These four fiberglass dinosaurs are all that's left of the Enchanted Castle.
They're being kept at Safari Gold at Smith Mountain Lake until their old home is brought back to life.
Their creator Mark Cline says they'll be safer at the Lake --
[SUPER=03-Natural Bridge/Last Week]


he believes last week's fire was set deliberately.
Cline says he discovered hate mail in his mailbox the morning of the fire.
Cline sells creatures like the dinosaurs... to theme parks and restaurants worldwide.
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[Oklahoma]


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


It was six years ago today that the Murrah Federal Building blew up- killing 168 people-
It will be just a few weeks from today when the man responsible is put to death for his crime.
Teri Okita has more from Oklahoma City.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kathleen Treanor/Mother of Victim; :28]
[SUPER=01-Marie Booker/Victim's Sister-in-Law; :44]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting; 1:15]
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[OUT Q=standard outcue.]

((Narr: Survivors and victims families look back and remember with what has become the customary honor - of one hundred & sixty eight seconds of silence. ...one for each of Timothy McVeigh's victims.
But they also look ahead to the May 16th execution date of McVeigh. Six years is a long time for many of them to wait for closure. .Kathleen Treanor's five year old daughter Ashley died in the blast. She plans to be there for the closed circuit broadcast of the execution. Kathleen Treanor/Victim's mother Still to this day...his words are causing pain...and until he is put to death and silenced forever he's going to have that opportunity to be hurtful. Time has healed some of the pain and with the memorial now complete it helps the families work through the loss. Marie Booker/Victim's sister-in-law. The first couple of years was very emotional..and very quiet.. feels like some things were missing. But now that void feels like it's been filled. The memorial center filled with hundreds of artifacts, pictures and video of the explosion has been open for just two months. For visitors one look around - and its not easy to forget or forgive. Sue Shinn/Visitor to memorial ...he deserves this punishment.))
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


More layoffs in the N-R-V, this time at New River Foundry.
Find out how many when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And flooding nightmare in the Midwest moves on to new victims.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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((ALRIGHT FOLKS, STEVE MASON WITH YOUR SPORTS TONIGHT. THE AVALANCHE RUNS INTO SOME ANGRY WARTHOGS, AN UPDATE ON MICHAEL VICK'S STOCK, IS IT RISING OR FALLING? STACY COMPTON TALKS ABOUT HIS SEASON AND ABOUT GOING TO TALLADEGA, BY GEORGE A RADFORD GOLFER IS AWESOME AND THE LATEST ON THE SALE OF THE ROANOKE EXPRESS, ALL OF THIS IN SPORTS.))

[NRF-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-04 TC1:34:55]
[GRAPHIC=NRF Layoffs]


Tomorrow will be the last day of work for over 50-employees at Radford's New River Foundry.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/File Tape;]


The company announced today that 50-hourly and 15-salaried workers will be let go at the end of their shifts on Friday.
The production cuts are being determined by seniority.
A spokesman blames the economic slowdown and a reduction in orders.
The iron castings plant normally operates on a three shift schedule, three days a week, it will now run with two-shifts, two-days a week.
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[Rail-retirement]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-25 TC08:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Railroad retirees are getting together, trying to convince Congress to pass new legislation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


Joe Sailor worked for the railroad for more than 30 years.
He says the Railroad Retiree Improvement Act will give widows and widowers of retirees more money after their spouses die.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=He just came back and put]

((JOE SAILOR/RAILROAD RETIREE: IF I SHOULD DIE, SHE'D GET 100 PERCENT INSTEAD OF 50 PERCENT OF MY PENSION. THAT'S OUR BENEFIT.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Sailor/Railroad Retiree]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=that's our benefit.]
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[VO-NAT]


Sailor says the bill has been introduced to both the House and the Senate.
The fate of the bill will be decided by the end of May.
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[China]


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


U-S officials will leave china tomorrow with no agreement on getting back a damaged U-S Spy plane.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beijing, China;]


U-S and Chinese officials met today for the second round of talks-
But the White House says China officials did not commit to releasing the aircraft.
Former U-S Ambassador to China says that's not surprising.
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[SOT 16:43:22]
[IN Q=]

((JAMES LILLEY/FORMER U.S. AMBASSADOR TO CHINA: THEY'RE GONNA HOLD ONTO THE PLANE TO SEE WHAT THEY CAN GET. THEY'RE GONNA TRY TO GET MORE OUT OF THE PLANE. THEY'RE GOING TO MAKE US SQUIRM.))
[SUPER=01-James Lilley/Former U. S. Ambassador;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=MAKE US SQUIRM.]
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[VO-NAT]


China released this computer simulation to demonstrate their point- that the U-S plane DIPPED into their jet.
The U-S says the simulation proves nothing.
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[Canadian-Lottery]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Scam]

An 87-year old retired school teacher in Martinsville appears to be at the wrong end of a Canadian Lottery scam.
U-S Postal Inspectors say Mary Travis has lost more than 64-thousand dollars she's sent to phony mail drops.
The feds say Travis was told she'd won 140-thousand dollars, but that she had to send in a processing fee to collect her winnings. She is now cooperating with U-S authorities as they continue their investigation.


[Deer-Head]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-08 TC1:06:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The mystery of the severed deer's head continues to baffle police investigators in Lynchburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


On Tuesday night, a woman returned to her car in the parking lot of the Candler's Station shopping center to find a freshly- cut deer's head on the hood.
The woman.. who lives in Charlottesville.. tells police she has no idea her vehicle was targeted.
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[SOT 15:13:06]
[IN Q=Usually when you]

((CAPT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: USUALLY WHEN YOU SEE SOMETHING LIKE THIS, YOU CAN SOMETIMES RELATE IT TO MAYBE SOMEONE IS UPSET AT SOMEBODY FOR MAYBE DOMESTIC- TYPE REASONS, OR SOME PEOPLE ARE NOT GETTING ALONG. BUT WE CAN'T EVEN SAY THAT RELATES TO THIS ONE. SHE ASSURES US THAT'S NOT THE CASE AND WE HAVE NO REASON TO BELIEVE ANYTHING OTHERWISE.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Eugene Wingfield/Lynchburg Police Dept.]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=believe anything otherwise.]
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[VO-NAT]


Without knowing more about a possible motive, Wingfield says he's not even sure any laws have been broken.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Racial incident or a misunderstanding?
Virginia Tech's President offers his opinion on the arrest of a black professor- That's next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Shuttle Endeavour prepares to give the International Space Station a hand... or at least an arm.
We'll explain.
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[Tech-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=0-14 TC27:40]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


Virginia Tech's President speaks out about the argument between two professors that has sparked so much controversy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


In a letter published in the school's newspaper, Charles Steger (Stee-ger) calls the March incident when a black and a white professor fought over the use of a classroom, avoidable, regrettable and unfortunate.
Although Steger does not agree with those who say race played a factor in the dispute, he does acknowledge those feelings.
He writes "I will not disparage or disrespect the feelings and opinions of those who see racism in this issue. However, I do not."
Steger goes on to talk about University efforts to increase diversity on campus.
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[Flooding]


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


It's a battle against water- along the Mississippi in the Upper Midwest.
For some the worst could be over, but for others the nightmare has barely begun.
Terisa Estacio has more.
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[SOT 20:08:53]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Prairie du Chien, WI; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dorothy Reed/Resident; :20]
[SUPER=01-Dee Bruemmer/Public Works Director; :41]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Hulett/National Guard; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/Reporting; 1:12]
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[OUT Q=standard outcue.]

((EVEN THOUGH FLOODS ARE PART OF LIVING ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI, IT IS NEVER-THE LESS DEVASTATING FOR MANY. IN FOUR STATES ALONG THE RIVER..PEOPLE HAVE BEEN PREPARING FOR THE WORST. AT LEAST 50 HOMES ARE THREATENED IN PRAIRIE DU CHIEN INCLUDING THE REED FAMILY'S. THEY MOVED HERE MORE THAN 35 YEARS AGO AND ARE FACED WITH LOSING EVERYTHING: DOROTHY REED/RESIDENT It's never happened before. IN THE CITY OF DAVENPORT, IOWA... MANY FOLKS CREDIT THE RECORD FLOOD OF 1965 FOR HELPING THEM LEARN HOW TO PREPARE FOR FLOODS. THOUSANDS OF SANDBAGS ARE ALREADY IN PLACE, BUT THOUSANDS MORE ARE NEEDED TO PROTECT THE CITY AND ITS WATER SYSTEM. DEE BRUEMMER/PUBLIC WORKS DIR. WE REALLY NEED PEOPLE TO FILL SANDBAGS ..HAVE MORE VOLUNTEERS THAN SHOVELS THE NATIONAL GUARD AND AMERICORPS ARE JOINING HANDS WITH LOCAL VOLUNTEERS. IT'S AN EXHAUSTIVE ROUND THE CLOCK EFFORT... ONE THAT SEEMS TO COME AROUND FAR TOO OFTEN. KEVIN HULETT/NATL GUARD A HUNDRED YEAR FLOOD IN 93 COMING AT US AGAIN SEVEN YEARS LATER! TERISA ESTACIO..CBS NEWS))

[S-EXTRA]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11P]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=NONE]
[GRAPHIC=sports logo]


Avalanche Warthogs highlights for you, plus more news on the sale of the Roanoke Express hockey team and Stacy Compton talks Talladega
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Philadelphia, PA/ESPN; :00]


But first out extra point. NHL playoffs in full swing and we go to Philadelphia where the Flyers were on the verge of elimination from the first round against the Buffalo Sabres.
Tensions were high in this one as both teams got into a scrap here.
Mark Rechi notches the Flyers second power play goal of the night, he just walks in on Dominic Hasek and rips rope. Philly stays alive with the win and Buffalo leads the series 3-2.
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[S-AVS]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-92]
[GRAPHIC=Avalanche]


The Avalanche began a seven game homestand last night that started with the Winston Salem Warthogs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Warthogs vs. Avalanche; :00]


We pick up the action in the top of the first. Watch the Wart-hogs Jason Aspito cranks the ball to left field, the rock bounces off the wall scoring a Warthog run. Winston Salem went up 2-nothing.
[SUPER=37-Winston-Salem/5/Salem/3;]


Still in the top of the first, Winston Salem's Amaury Pena smack a grounder just past the mound, the throw to the plate is bobbled by catcher Jeff Winchester, that made it 4-zero Warthogs and they win it 5-3.
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[S-Softball]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-90 (1:44:41)]
[GRAPHIC=Softball Logo]


Salem and softball are one in the same. This August's event will be only strengthen the bond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/May 24, 2000; :]


84 teams from 40 to 50 states will compete in the 2001 Amateur Softball Association girls fast pitch tournament for girls 18 and under.
The competition will be at a high level and the 6 day event will definitely boost the valley's economy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="We're going...]
[SUPER=01-John Shaner/Director Moyer Sports Complex; :]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=...for the valley."]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


The Women's Professional Softball League will also take part in the event August sixth through the 12th at the Moyer Sports Complex.

[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-85]

[graphic-michael vick] Michael Vick's contract negotiations with San Diego appear to have hit a snag and he might not be the top NFL draft pick Saturday. In order to protect themselves and make sure to avoid another Ryan Leaf fiasco, the Chargers are being cautious about giving Vick a huge signing bonus and contract.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Vick wants a signing bonus of 12 million plus. The Chargers want a smaller signing bonus. San Diego has told Vick's agents his contract would be in the neighborhood of a number one pick but with more safeguards in case he does not develop into a starter. The Chargers are also considering running back LaDainian Tomlinson.
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[S-Noel]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-87 13337tc]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL]


Vick's possible replacement gets one more shot at impressing Tech coaches that he is ready to be the Hokies quarterback of the future and Grant Noel seems confident and focussed.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=WELL YEAH...]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Grant Noel/VT Quarterback; :11]
[SUPER=01-Rickey Bustle/VT Offensive Coordinator; :25]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=...FOR ME TOO."]
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[S-Stacy]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-89]
[GRAPHIC=talledega]


The Winston Cup circuit pulls into Talladega Sunday for the Talledega 500. The 2.66 mile track marks the first restrictor plate race since the Daytona 500.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]


Stacy Compton, who was at Richmond recently practicing for the May race, is 25th in points after switching from Ford to Dodge.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stacy Compton/4 Top 15 Finishes in 2001; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=......so far"]
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[VO-NAT(cont't)]


While Dale Earnhardt was killed at the last restrictor race, Compton has to move on and think about how his Daytona top 10 finish can translate toTalledaga.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="with]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=.....be ok"]
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[S-George]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-83 (2:04:05)]
[GRAPHIC=Radford Logo]


Radford golfer Stephanie George is reaching heights she never dreamed of.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.; :]


George is the Big South 2001 player of the year. She earned the honor by winning the medalist competition in the Big South Tournament.
George carded a 73 on the final day of the event to finish at 225. She also ended the two year reign of Charleston Southern's Patricia Martinson.
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[TALENTT=Steve]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]

Radford's Laura Terebey was the Rookie of the year and Highlanders head coach Matt Sutphin was co-coach of the year.



[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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Now some Express news. Sources told News 7 sports last night that two offers to buy the team have been made by a Roanoke buyer. The hockey team and the potential buyer, sources say could not agree on the first offer. Sources say a second offer has been made to buy the team.
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In matters dealing with the team on the ice, one major off season question that will be addressed is the future of goalie Dave Gagnon. Due to league rules, the Express cannot pay him year round, which means a big pay cut for Gagnon.

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Dave Gagnon could not be reached for comment last night.

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It's an international mission ... to the international space station.
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The space shuttle "Endeavor" and its crew of seven astronauts lifted off this afternoon from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The shuttle is delivering a billion dollar robotic arm to the international space station.
This crew has members from the U-S, Canada, Russia, and Italy.
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