[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


A Roanoke cab driver- shot on duty-
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

talks to News 7 tonight about that night and his life dealing with paralysis.
One of the President's Daughters has a brush with the law.
And where is your personal property tax bill? We'll tell you why there's a delay.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Jean]


Plus the WDBJ-7 day weather planner.
News 7 begins now.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 27:53]
[IN Q=I was to]

((JOHN POWERS: I WAS TO SCARED TO LOOK DOWN AT MY LEGS BECAUSE I WASN'T REALLY SURE WHERE THEY WERE BECAUSE I COULDN'T FEEL THEM.))
[RUNS=5]
[OUT Q=couldn't feel them.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


A Roanoke taxi driver who was shot on the job describes what happened that night inside the cab.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good evening...

[Powers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-18 TC22:21]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at Eleven]


It was a day John Powers wishes never happened.
On April first, he was shot, robbed and left to die inside his Yellow Cab, allegedly by two passengers.
The gun shot has left him paralyzed from the waist down.
Kate Weidaw talked with Powers about that night.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Powers/Wounded Taxi Driver; :13]
[SUPER=04-April 1; :24]
[SUPER=01-Wallace Thompson/Powers' Former Track Coach; 1:20]
[SUPER=@Kate2; 1:44]
[RUNS=2:03]
[OUT Q=kw news7 Roanoke.]

((John Powers hopes one day he'll be able to walk again. He describes the day he was shot as a usual fare when he picked up Phillip Foreman and Shawn Vaughn at the Salem View Apartment.

[SOT 28:24]
[INQ=]

((JOHN POWERS: WHEN THEY GOT INTO THE CAB IT WAS JUST FRIENDLY CONVERSATION SO YOU KNOW I THOUGHT EVERYTHING WAS ALL RIGHT AND OF COURSE THAT WAS A BIG LIE BECAUSE THEIR INTENTION WAS TO KILL ME.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 12]


When Powers arrived on West Side Boulevard he said Foreman pulled the gun out.

[SOT 25:25]
[INQ=]

((JOHN POWERS: THE FIRST SHOT WHICH WENT BY MY HEAD INTO THE DASH BOARD THEN THE SECOND SHOT WENT THROUGH THE SEAT AND SEVERED MY SPINAL CORD AND RESTED UP AGAINST MY AORTA.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 15]


Powers legs instantly became numb. The gunmen shot out the two way radio and ran from the car. Powers had no way of getting help.

[SOT 26:18]
[INQ=]

((JOHN POWERS: I HAD AN IDEA TO HONK THE HORN AND I LAID ON THAT THING FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES BEFORE SOMEBODY CAME WHICH WAS THE POLICE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 8]


He was taken to Roanoke Memorial and onto Duke Medical Center where doctors told him he was paraplegic. It was sad news for Powers' former track coach at William Byrd High School, Wallace Thompson. He coached Powers through regional and state championship meets in 19-88.

[SOT 48:38]
[INQ=]

((WALLACE THOMPSON: HE WAS A REAL GOOD RUNNER AND THAT HE WOULD TRY SO HARD THAT HE WOULDN'T GET HIS FULL POTENTIAL.))


[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]


While Powers track days are behind him he's now focusing on rehabilitation 7 days a week.

[SOT 29:44]
[INQ=]

((JOHN POWERS: WE HAVE PRESSURE RELIEF WHERE YOU PUSH UP LIKE THIS TO RELIEVE YOUR BODY FROM BEING ON THE PAD SO LONG.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]


While life's everyday tasks are now more challenging, at the young age of 31 he's optimistic about his future.

[SOT 29:21]
[INQ=]

((JOHN POWERS: I THINK THAT MIRACLES HAPPEN EVERYDAY SO I DON'T EXPECT TO BE IN THIS CHAIR THE REST OF MY LIFE BUT IN THE MEANTIME I'M JUST GOING TO LIVE LIFE LIKE EVERYONE ELSE DOES.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 9]


Kate Weidaw News7 Roanoke.))


[Jefferson-Forest]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-04 TC1:49:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Health concerns prompt a local high to shut down.
And now students will have to travel to another location to finish out the school year.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Jefferson Forest High School will close next month --so that environmental engineers can test the building for biological contaminants.
They've already found high levels of a mold --known as stachybotrys (stackee-BAAH-tris) in several classrooms.
The mold produces a toxin --which can cause health problems.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT28:59]
[IN Q=The main problem]

((JOHN OWEN/IMEC ENGINEERS: THE MAJOR POINT OF CONCERN IS IT DOES SUPPRESS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM. SO THAT IF YOU HAVE ALLERGIES, RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS IT CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THAT))
[SUPER=01-John Owen/IMEC Engineers]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=contribute to that]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


School officials say closing early is just a precautionary measure while the testing continues.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT21:05]
[IN Q=I was told it was safe]

((JAMES BLEVINS/BEDFORD CO. SUPERINTENDENT: I WAS TOLD IT WAS SAFE BUT BEING PRECAUTIONS WE HAVEN'T TESTED THE WHOLE BUILDING -- SO WE REALLY DON'T KNOW HOW WIDE SPREAD IT IS))
[SUPER=01-James Blevins/Bedford Co. Superintendent]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=how widespread it is]
(---------------)
[VO-NAT]


Students will finish out the rest of their school year at Forest Middle School.
They will start class at that school on May 21st and continue until June 8th.
(------------)



[Peru]


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


More than a thousand people came out tonight in Michigan to remember Ronie Bowers and her daughter Charity.
The two were killed last week when a Peruvian jet opened fire on their missionary plane... mistaking it for a drug flight.
Drew Levinson has more.
(////// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jim Cross/Friend; :07 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=03-Fruitport, MI; :16]
[SUPER=01-Jim Bowers/Husband; :47]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Boza-Heck/Counsel General of Peru; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Fruitport Michigan.]

((Ronie Bowers friends said she loved the people Friday night the people returned that affection. JIM CROSS/FRIEND: RONNIE WAS GOOD FRIEND WHO LOVED TO LAUGH. About a thousand people jammed the chapel in this small West Michigan town to remember the 35-year old missionary and her seven month old daughter Charity. The two were killed when a Peruvian Jet fighter shot down their small plane last week in South America. The military pilot apparently mistook it for a drug plane. Despite the plane being riddled with bullets, the pilot of the missionary plane survived. So did Bowers six year old son and her husband, Jim. Speaking for the first time publicly Jim Bowers said he holds no animosity towards the Peruvian government. JIM BOWERS/HUSBAND: SHE HAS FORGIVEN THE PERUVIAN GOVERNMENT AND WHOMEVER MIGHT HAVE MADE THIS TERRIBLE MISTAKE AND SO SHOULD I AND I HAVE.
The pain and sadness stretches from Fruitport, Michigan to Peru. For that reason, a representative of the Peruvian government made a personal apology. MANUEL BOZA-HECK/COUNSEL GENERAL OF PERU: OUR SINCERE SORROW AND SADNESS FOR THE TERRIBLE LOSS OF RONIE AND CHARITY. DREW LEVINSON: RONNIE AND CHARITY WILL BE BURIED TOGETHER IN THE SAME CASKET. THEY'LL BE LAID TO REST SUNDAY IN FLORIDA. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, FRUITPORT, MICHIGAN.))

[Sniper]


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


Police say the man who killed two people after opening fire at a Florida apartment house- killed himself.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hollywood, FL]


Police say the gunman who lived in the building opened fire randomly in the lobby- killing two people and wounding two others- including a pregnant woman.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT14:00:06]
[IN Q=]

((CARLOS NEGRON/HOLLYWOOD POLICE: AS OFFICERS APPROACHED THE SCENE THEY IMMEDIATELY RECEIVED GUNFIRE FROM THE SUSPECT. THEY IN TURN THEY RETURNED GUNFIRE.)) [BUTT TO 14:10:50] ((IT'S LIKE BANG EVERY FIVE MINUTES. REPORTER: HOW MANY GUNSHOTS DID YOU HEAR? MAN: I HEARD LIKE TWO.)) [BUTT TO 14:10:57] ((HE BARRICADED HIMSELF DOWNSTAIRS IN THE LOBBY. HE SHOT SOMEONE. HE GOT ANOTHER ONE SHOT . HE SHOT ANOTHER ONE.))
[SUPER=01-Carlos Negron/Police Detective;]
[RUNS=23]
[OUT Q=HE SHOT ANOTHER ONE.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Police say the gunman left a suicide note in his apartment and had been under psychiatric care.
(------------)



[Innkeeper-murder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-12 TC1:07:35]
[GRAPHIC=Murder]


A North Carolina man is behind bars- charged with a killing a co-worker at a Danville motel overnight.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


29 year old Christopher Scott Emmett is charged with capital murder for the robbery and death of John Fenton Langley.
Police responded to the Inn Keeper motel on Riverside Drive just before one this morning.
Langley was found dead in a room with injuries to the head.
The two men worked together at a North Carolina construction company.
The suspect is being held without bond in the Danville jail.
No word yet on an exact cause of death.
(------------)



[County-Body]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-19 TC22:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Police have confirmed the identity of skeletal remains found yesterday in Roanoke County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Police say Joseph Lockhart was travelling northbound on Route 2-21 in July of 19-98 , when his car left the roadway at Bent Mountain, and plunged some 800 feet down a mountainside.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday]

Police say they do NOT suspect foul play in the accident. Friends said Lockhart was a World-War-two veteran and managed several hotels in the Roanoke Valley.
(------------)



[Senate-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-21 TC24:13]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


The car tax up for talk yet again in Richmond-
For the third time this year, the Senate Finance Committee has approved a proposed budget, this one would make some changes to the car tax.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Vehicles worth under 48- hundred dollars wouldn't be charged a local car tax.
There would be a 50 percent phase out for those worth more than 48 hundred but less than 20 thousand.
And those with vehicles worth more than 20 thousand dollars would have to pay the full tax.
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The changes would cut taxes by about a billion dollars annually, but still fund a three- and- a- half percent pay raise for state employees.
(-----------------)
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


The proposal would still have to be approved by the full Senate and House.

[Tax-Bills]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-09 TC1:17:25]
[GRAPHIC=Car Tax]


While the car tax debate isn't over yet, tax bills are on their way to Roanoke Valley residents.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Automated Mailing Systems began processing Roanoke City's personal property tax and decal statements this afternoon. And other local governments have been sending out their forms.
City officials were waiting for lawmakers to resolve the issue, and they're still concerned that developments in Richmond may complicate their tax collections.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 03:47]
[IN Q=It would mess our billing]

((IT WOULD MESS OUR BILLING UP COMPLETELY. WE HAVE NOW CALCULATED EVERYTHING AT 70 PERCENT. IF THEY CHANGE THAT, I'M NOT SURE WHAT WE WOULD DO. WE'D HAVE TO CHANGE OVER COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND STEP BACK AND TAKE A HARD LOOK AT IT.))
[SUPER=01-David Anderson/Roanoke City Treasurer]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=and take a hard look at it.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


With only four weeks until the May 31st deadline, Roanoke Treasurer David Anderson is encouraging taxpayers to mail their payments as soon as possible.
He's also adding temporary employees to help with the extra work.
(------------)


[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


It's been a fixture for nearly fifty years-- tomorrow, it will be gone for good.
Still ahead on News 7, why a neighborhood grocery store is closing its doors.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


And find out why a tower had to come crashing down to recover a pilot's body.
(-------------)



[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=MST]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=THE BIG 7"]
(---------)

((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with qualifying results from Fontana. Plus, the Hornets turn down the heat and sweep Miami. We'll check in on some mini-camp action, plus head to Salem for day one of the Cosmo track meet and day number one of the ODAC baseball tournament. It's all coming up tonight on the

Big 7.))[Enchanted-Castle]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-15 TC40:56]
[GRAPHIC=Enchanted Castle Fire]


Despite nearly 3-hundred thousand dollars in damage, the owner of the Enchanted Castle says he will be back in business.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.]


The studio effects maker says he plans to reopen his Rockbridge County shop 2 years from now.
Owner Mark Cline says last month's devastating fire has created opportunity, and he will use the chance to rebuild and expand.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT- TC-2:27:08]
[IN Q=This is nothing...]

((MARK CLINE/ENCHANTED CASTLE OWNER; THIS IS NOTHING. THIS IS SOMETHING I CAN COME BACK FROM WITH THE HELP OF GOD. I CAN BUILD FROM THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Cline/Enchanted Castle Owner;]
[RUNS=8]
[OUT Q=I can build from this.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Cline says he has passed a polygraph test clearing him of any suspicion in the blaze. No word yet on whether the fire was an accident or arson.
(------------)



[Bus-Crash]


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


Four Middle School Students on their way to a music festival- were killed- today.
(-------)

[vo-nat]
[Super=03-New Brunswick, Canada;]


The bus crashed in Canada- early this morning... apparently skidding off a ramp and flipping over several times.
Parents of the survivors- got calls from their children this morning.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:03:51]
[IN Q=]

((ALL KIDS ASLEEP SOMEWHERE NEAR NOVA SCOTIA.. IT JUST TIPPED OVER.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Berrocci/Parent;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=it just tipped over.]
(----------)

[vo-nat]
Police say one of the factors involved- the ramp where the bus lost control is a ramp going to Fredericton- while the bus was in route to Halifax-
The students were from Massachusetts- they were scheduled to perform at a music festival over the
(-----------)



[Tower-Recovery]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=1]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In another part of Canada- authorities laid dynamite and blew up a tower
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near Montreal, Canada;]

to retrieve the body of a dead pilot
The plane crashed into the communications tower last Sunday-
The widow was appalled at how authorities planned to recover her husbands body- but officials say that was the only way they could.
They say the 950-foot tower was damaged and could have collapsed if anyone tried to climb it.
(------------)



[Jenna-Bush]


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


A brush with the law for one of the President's daughters.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-January 2001;]


Police in Austin Texas say Jenna Bush was cited for alcohol possession early today-
They say she was at a bar with another young woman and both were cited, but not arrested.
Police say they were checking popular nightspots that night looking for underage people.
Jenna Bush is a Freshman at the University of Texas.
White House officials would not comment.
(------------)



[Danville-Store]


[ANCHOR=jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-10 TC55:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A landmark grocery store is serving up a lot of tears and good-byes this week.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


The Old Dutch grocery store on Court Street in downtown Danville plans to close its doors for good on Saturday.
The store opened 51-years ago as A-and-P and then became Old Dutch in the early eighties.
Irene Carter has been a cashier there since day one and says she'll miss her customers the most.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 6:06:01]
[IN Q=Its nice to know]

((IRENE CARTER/CASHIER: ITS NICE TO KNOW YOUR PEOPLE BY THEIR NAMES WHEN THEY COME IN. THEN YOU SEE THEIR CHILDREN GROWING UP AND THEN YOU KNOW THEIR CHILDREN. THEY HAVE BABIES AND YOU KNOW THEIR CHILDREN. ITS NICE TO KNOW. ITS KINDA LIKE A FAMILY I GUESS THATS WHAT YOU MIGHT SAY.))
[SUPER=01-Irene Carter/Cashier]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=you might say]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The owner is closing the store to retire.
The city owns the property.
No word yet on what they plan to do with it.
(------------)


[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


A war of words over outer space.
Still ahead on News 7, why a dispute about the international space station is reviving memories of the Cold War.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


And next-- could this medallion solve the mystery of what sunk the Confederate submarine Hunley?
(----------------)



[Hunley]


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


It's a confederate submarine.. but it was a union artifact found on board the Hunley.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charleston, SC]


Scientists exploring the confederate submarine- have found an identification tag from a Union soldier.
The tag belonged to a Connecticut man who is reported to have died in 1863 in a battle in South Carolina.
The Hunley project manager says it's not clear how the tag got on the sub-
But he says it was not unusual for soldiers to take souvenirs from battlefields-
He says it's also possible the Union soldier was a defector to the Confederacy or a spy trying to disrupt the Hunley's mission.
The Hunley sank in 1864- after attacking a Union ship.
(------------)



[Shuttle-Russia]


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


It's not the cold war, but it sure seems like it-
This conflict is not about life on the ground though, but in space.
Bobbi Harley has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:28:29]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Cape Canaveral, FL; :10]
[SUPER=01-John Pike/Global Securities; :14]
[SUPER=01-Dan Goldin/NASA Administrator; :47]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Tito/Space Tourist; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; 1:44]
[RUNS=2:00]
[OUT Q=Kennedy Space Center;]

((WHEN THE SPACE SHUTTLE ENDEAVOR BLASTED INTO ORBIT... NO ONE COULD HAVE PREDICTED the mission would become so controversial ....resulting in a stand off with the Russians REMINISCENT OF THE COLD WAR. JOHN PIKE/GLOBAL SECURITY - This is basically a measure of who's the most powerful in the world what countries are friends and what countries are not friends. The space station and the shuttle have had computer problems ...and NASA wants to keep the shuttle in orbit an extra day...and there's the rub. The Russians are scheduled to launch their own rocket to the space station tomorrow...but until the shuttle leaves...there's no place to park...prompting NASA to ask the Russians to wait. the Russians are reluctant. But Nasa says if the Russians try to dock with the American shuttle still attached to the station...everyone will be at risk. DAN GOLDIN/NASA ADMINISTRATOR - Safety is our number one objective - respect among the partners is part of safety. BUT THAT PARTNERSHIP HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY STRAINED IN RECENT WEEKS THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE - THE RUSSIANS' PLAN TO SEND CALIFORNIA BUSINESSMAN DENNIS TITO TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION DESPITE PROTESTS FROM NASA AND THE STATION'S OTHER PARTNERS.

SOT - DENNIS TITO/ - positive publicity.

IRONICALLY, TITO IS SCHEDULED ON THE RUSSIAN FLIGHT NOW IN QUESTION - A MISSION HE PAID AN ESTIMATED TWENTY MILLION DOLLARS TO THE RUSSIAN SPACE PROGRAM TO TAKE. IT'S MONEY SORELY NEEDED - AS THE FORMER SOVIET UNION STRUGGLES WITH ITS POST-COMMUNIST ECONOMY - ITS SPACE PROGRAM HAS
FARED EVEN WORSE --- AS IT MOVES FROM A STATE-RUN OPERATION TO A COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE.

AND THE TENSION CREATED IN THIS FIRST MAJOR ENTERPRISE BETWEEN FORMER ENEMIES HAS SOME QUESTIONING IF SUCH DELICATE RELATIONSHIP CAN HAVE A FUTURE IN SPACE. JOHN PIKE/GLOBAL SECURITIES - Hopefully it ends with Americans Russians and a lot of other people from earth exploring the universe together we've obviously got a long way to go before we can work together closely in space. BOBBI HARLEY/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER - LOGISTICALLY, THE SPACE STATION CAN HAVE TWO SPACE CRAFTS DOCKED AT ONCE - BUT THERE'S ONLY A TWENTY FOOT LEEWAY - TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT FOR NASA WHEN IT MEANS DOCKING TO SOMETHING THAT'S MOVING AT A RATE OF FIVE MILES A SECOND. BH, CBS NEWS, KENNEDY SPACE CENTER.))

[Cops-Lobsters]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-08 TC1:37:51]
[GRAPHIC=None]


They usually bring in criminals...
But today, they were bringing in green for a good cause.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Roanoke and Salem's finest waited on customers to help raise money for Special Olympics.
The men and women in blue traded in their uniforms for Red Lobster T-shirts.
Last year the Roanoke restaurant raised more then 4-thousand dollars.
(------------)



[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA]
[GRAPHIC=]


Everything from Cup quailfying results to a hot time in the hive tonight on the Big 7. We'll check on the Cosmo the ODAC and NFL training camps. But first tonight's Extra Point.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Fox-Net; :00]

Unknown Mike Sposa who barely made it out of quaifying school leads the Greensboro Chrysler Classic after two rounds.

He's one shot in front of Scott Simpson. The final 2 rounds are right here on WDBJ-7 beginning tomorrow at 4.
(------------)

[GO TO SCORES] [WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5011;]
[SUPER=0093-/Kinston/5/j/Lynchburg/9////Salem/9/j/Wilmington/12///;]
[SUPER=X5010;]
[SUPER=0092-/Cincinnati/6//Colorado/8/5///New York/0//Cardinals/9/8//;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0092-j/Montreal/4//Milwaukee/1////Atlanta/6//Arizona/0/3/Four Late Games/;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0091-/Kansas City/2/j/Boston/9///j/Texas/11//Cleveland/9///;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0091-/Baltimore/3/j/Minnesota/6////Oakland/2/j/New York/3//Three Late Games/;]
[SUPER=x5028;]
[SUPER=0096-/Miami/79/j/Charlotte/94//Hornets Win Series 3-0/;]
[SUPER=X5031;]
[SUPER=0103-j/St. Louis/4//Dallas/2//Blues Lead 1-0/;]
[RUNS=:35]
[OUT Q=....last score."]
(-----------)

[go to break]


[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-91 12026]
[GRAPHIC=CALIFORNIA]


The Winston Cup stars qualified at California last night as Bobby Labonte was the man who grabbed the headlines by winning the pole.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fontana, CA/FX; :00]

Actually, he grabbed some unwanted ones this morning when a radio station in Nashville falsely reported that he had been killed in a car accident in California. Labonte went out and won the pole with a lap at 182 point 635 miles an hour. Shawna Robinson, trying to be the first woman to make a Cup event in 12 years had mechanical problems before she finished her lap. She is headed home.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=IT FELT...]
[SUPER=01-Shawna Robinson/Fails To Qualify;:03]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=....my shot."]
(--------------)

[VO NAT CON'T] Stacy Compton also had his problems and he had to take a provisional. Here's the starting grid for Sunday's race.
(--------------)

[GO TO LINEUP]
[WIPE TO MOTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5016;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Bobby Labonte/182.635/2. Todd Bodine//3. Jeremy Mayfield//4. Tony Stewart//5. Dale Jarrett//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Ricky Rudd//7. Steve Park//8. Johnny Benson//9. Jimmy Spencer//10. Mark Martin//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. John Andrettit//12. Brett Bodine//13. Kevin Harvick//14. Kyle Petty//15. Dave Blaney//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Casey Atwood//17. Jeff Gordon//18. Ward Burton//19. Rusty Wallace//20. Jerry Nadeau//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Jeff Burton//22. Bill Elliott//23. Matt Kenseth//24. Ricky Craven//25. Jason Leffler//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-26. Kenny Wallace//27. Mike Skinner//28. Jeff Green//29. Michael Waltrip//30. Hut Stricklin//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Sterling Marlin//32. Kurt Busch//33. Andy Houston//34. Joe Nemchek //35. Ron Hornaday//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Mike Wallace//37. Bobby Hamilton//38. Dale Earnhardt Jr.//39. Elliott Sadler//40. Terry Labonte//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Ken Schrader//42. Robert Pressley//43. Stacy Compton//;]
[RUNS=:45]
[OUT Q=LAST DRIVER]
(----------------)



[S-Hornets]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-86 14532TC]
[GRAPHIC=HORNETS]


The Charlotte Hornets turned down the Heat last night and became the first number 6 seed ever to sweep a 3 seed in the playoffs. The Hornets won their best of 5 game opener 3 games to none.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Sunshine; :00]

The Hornets are actually the headbands these days with every player wearing one. They looked a little like the Globetrotters - hustling for the offensive rebound. Jamal Mashburn goes behind his back to Elden Campbell for the two hand throwdown and the Hornets are on their way. Then watch this slam off the break in transition - Hersey Hawkins with the wicked alleyoop to Eddie Robinson as the Hornets' lead expands to 17.
[SUPER=32-Miami/79/Charlotte/94;]

Baron Davis would dominate as he scores 21 and the Hornets advance to the next round in the East with the 94 to 79 win.
(------------)



[S-Panthers]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP93 948tc]
[GRAPHIC=PANTHERS]

A number of training camps opened yesterday in the NFL including the Panthers' camp in Charlotte.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00]

Carolina's three day weekend mini-camp in the Queen City is centered on finding a quarterback. Jeff Lewis has the most experience of any signal caller on the team, but he's not the oldest quarterback - that honor goes to rookie Chris Weinke, who will be 29 by the summer.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="You've got...]
[SUPER=01-Chris Weinke/Panthers Rookie Quarterback; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=...my ability."]
(------------)
[VO-NAT con't]

The Panthers hope to get a look at all of their draft picks including former Syracuse star Darian Brown.
(------------)



[WIPE TO ENG#]



[S-Redskins]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-96 237TC]
[GRAPHIC=none]



[wipe to eng#!!!!!!!!!!!]



(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ashburn; :00]

The Redskins 4th round draft pick Sage Rosenfels, an unheralded quarterback from Iowa State, struggled mightily in his first workout at Redskins' Park in Ashburn. Fumbling an exchange with a running back and a center. At least he's not playing favorites.
(------------)



[S-Temper]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-94 257tc]
[GRAPHIC=]



[WIPE TO ENG#!!!!!!!]



(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Last July; :00]

This is Roanoke's first trip back to Richmond since last July when the Speed ran up the score on Roanoke scoring several times in the closing minutes when the outcome was well in hand. Then Steam offensive coordinator Pete Costanza let the Speed's interim coach Chris Thompson know about it too. Costanza gets his point across and then reaches out and slaps Thompson in the face. Pete Shaw and Duke Strager later have Thompson an earful, as well.
(------------)



[S-Cosmo]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-95 tc 02:40]
[GRAPHIC=COSMO]


The 36th annual Cosmo Track and Field Meet opened this afternoon.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Salem High School welcomed 14 varsity teams to today's event.
Athletes competed in the 100, 200, and 400 meter dash. The shot put was also a part of the competition. As was the boys and girls hurdles and the long jump.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="there's]

(())
[SUPER=01-Randy Lower/Cosmo Meet Coordinator;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=.....times there"]
(-----------------)

[vo-nat]
Cave Spring is the defending girls champion, having won the event for five straight years.
On the boys side, William Fleming is the defending champ.
The Colonels are led by Orren Prunty, who is 75 percent sure he is headed to the University of Virginia to run track.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="basically]

(())
[SUPER=01-Orren Prunty/William Fleming Senior;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=.....in all relays"]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Mike]
[ss=hold]


Competition resumes tomorrow morning with the parade of athletes set for 11.

[S-ODAC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-81 14253TC]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]


The ODAC baseball tournament opened today at Salem Memorial. Eastern Mennonite topped Va. Wesleyan in the opener 5-to-4.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Bridgewater vs. Lynchburg; :00]

And tonight Bridgewater took on Lynchburg College as the double elimination event rolled on. The Bridgewater Eagles' Todd Lewis will line on into right field for a single. The shot brings in Scott Hearn and the Eagles expand their early lead to 3-to-nothing in the 2nd. In the third inning, Lynchburg's Joshua McCall would rally the Hornets with a shot to center field. Number 28 Jeff Slockbower scores to make it a 3-to-1 game.
[SUPER=34-Bridgewater/ /Lynchburg/ ;]

A few moments later, John Garrison will knock on into right field bringing in McCall. But Bridgewater _____ this one ___ to __. The tournament continues through Sunday. (------------)