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A police chase and gunfire- tonight a suspect is in custody
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[VO-NAT]


A seven alarm fire rages in Atlanta-
Plus an update on the boy desperately awaiting a bone marrow match- and how you can help.
Plus did Dale Earnhardt's seatbelt break or not?
New information-
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


And say goodbye to the Jeep Cherokee-
News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=the officer]

((THE OFFICER FEARED FOR HIS LIFE AND DISCHARGED HIS WEAPON.))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=HIS WEAPON]
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[VO-NAT]


Pulaski Police shoot a robbery suspect after a high speed chase.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good evening...

[Police-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC11:27]
[GRAPHIC=Police Chase]


Authorities in Pulaski shoot and wound a robbery suspect today after he led them on a high speed chase all over town.
Police say the man attempted to run an officer down with his car.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It started at the]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Davis/Pulaski County Sheriff; :15]
[SUPER=01-G. W. Roche/Pulaski Police Chief; :35]
[SUPER=01-Ann Hinkley/Pulaski Resident; :55]
[SUPER=@Rachel1; 1:03]
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[OUT Q=Rachel Cannon, News 7]

((It started at the Brookmont Better Shop, when according to police, robbery suspect Heath Shoemaker ran off with a cash register. The 25-year-old Pulaski resident led deputies and police on a chase in and out of county and town limits
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[SOT-1:44:50]
[IN Q=HE WAS BECOMING]

((SHERIFF JIM DAVIS/PULASKI COUNTY; HE WAS BECOMING A QUITE A DANGER TO THE COMMUNITY ITSELF AS YOU CAN SEE HE WAS IN CITY BLOCKS, HEAVILY TRAVELED BY PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC))
[OUT Q=PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC]

At one point, the suspect stopped his 19-88 red Colt, when Sergeant James Gregory left his vehicle to approach Shoemaker, he stepped on the gas.
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[SOT-1:45:53]
[IN Q=ACCELERATED AT HIM]

((CHIEF /TOWN OF PULASKI; ACCELERATED AT HIM AT A RAPID RATE WHERE THE OFFICER FEARED FOR HIS LIFE AND DISCHARGED HIS WEAPON.))
[OUT Q=HIS WEAPON]

The bullet hit Shoemaker in the left leg and went on to also hit his right shin. But that didn't stop Showmaker from fleeing, he continued to lead authorities to a normally quiet community, where neighbors watched police push him off the road.
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[SOT-1:47:18]
[IN Q=WE SEEN HIM]

((ANN HINKLEY/PULASKI RESIDENT;WE SEEN HIM COME OUT OF THE CAR AND THE COP PUT HIM ON THE GROUND, HE LOOKED LIKE A PRETTY BIG GUY.))
[OUT Q=BIG GUY]

((RACHEL CANNON/REPORTING; HEATH SHOEMAKER IS UNDER A OFFICERS GUARD WHILE BEING TREATED AT PULASKI COMMUNITY HOSPITAL.
OFFICIALS CAN'T GIVE SPECIFICS ON WHAT CHARGES HE WILL FACE WHEN RELEASED, BUT THE SHERIFF AND POLICE CHIEF SAY THERE WILL BE MULTILPE CHARGES FROM BOTH DEPARTMENTS. RACHEL CANNON, NEWS 7))))

[Pulaski-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-22 TC19:03]
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A Pulaski couple lost their home of nearly 40-years.. to fire this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]


Joanne and Travis Akers say they smelled smoke shortly after starting their gas grill on the back porch.
The couple quickly left and called firefighters from a relative's home next door.
The Pulaski Fire Department responded to the home on "Fink Farm Road"
No one was injured but the house had some 40-thousand dollars in damage.
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[Bone-Marrow]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-12 TC1:08:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]

It's been a year since more than a thousand people packed a local hospital to help little Henry Moore of Radford.
Despite the large turnout, though-- the Radford toddler is still in need of a perfect bone marrow match. Teresa Hamilton has details on another drive to mark the one year anniversary.
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[out q= Hamilton, NEWS 7.]

(( Little Henry Moore is the Radford toddler who needs a bone marrow transplant to save his life. Henry was born without an immune system. Last year-- nearly 15 hundred people volunteered to be tested at a local bone marrow drive. To date-- 19 people have turned out to be potential matches for folks around the globe in need of bone marrow transplants-- Matches that were made as a result of that drive. But little Henry is still in need of a perfect match.
Tomorrow--- a bone marrow drive will be held at the Carilion New River Valley Medical Center from seven in the morning

to five PM to mark the one year anniversary. Testing costs approximately 80- dollars. Grant money is available for many minorities to receive testing free of charge. Money is also available for 150- others to be tested who do not have the money to cover the cost. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))
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[Jefferson-Forest]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC09:51]
[GRAPHIC=JF Testing]

Students at Jefferson Forest High School have until tomorrow afternoon to clean out their lockers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

The school will be open Tuesday until 4 P-M for students to pick up books and other belongings. They'll get a 3-week break before resuming classes at Forest Middle School May 21st. The change is the result of a hazardous mold found growing in some classrooms. Air quality testing is being conducted this week to determine the extent of the contamination. Final exams at Jefferson Forest have been canceled. Graduation will go on as scheduled June ninth.
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[Stachybotrys]


[ANCHOR=11pm]
[NEWSCAST=Jean]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-10 TC59:29]
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One allergist says parents should not panic -- because not everyone who comes in contact with the mold will be affected.
Those who have pulmonary or other respiratory problems may feel the effects more.
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[SOT14:45]
[IN Q=It's an immune reaction]

((DR. LUIS MATOS/ASTHMA & ALLERGY CTR. IT'S AN IMMUNE REACTION --NOT AN ALLERGY REACTION. THEY CAN HAVE HYPER SENSITIVITY..... WHICH IS AN INFLAMMATION OF THE LUNGS. THEY USUALLY START OFF FEELING FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS ACHES AND PAINS))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Luis Matos/Asthma & Allergy Ctr.]
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[OUT Q=aches and pains]
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There is a risk of cancer associated with long term exposure to the toxins that the mold produces.
Matos says there is no specific way to link someone's symptoms with the fungus --unless you have severe pulmonary complications.
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[L'burg-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-11 TC59:32]
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Still no arrest in connection with a weekend murder in Lynchburg.
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[VO-NAT]


44-year old Karen Williams East was found dead in her home Saturday morning..
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]

she'd suffered several stab wounds to the chest.
East was a secretary for the Lynchburg Hillcats baseball club the last seven years.
Co-workers and family members gathered for a vigil outside her home today.
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[SOT 10:57:08]
[IN Q=She was like]

((RONNIE ROBERTS/LYNCHBURG HILLCATS ASST. GM: SHE WAS LIKE A SISTER TO A LOT OF US AND LIKE A MOTHER TO A LOT OF US AND WE'LL MISS HER TREMENDOUSLY PERSONALLY AND OF COURSE WE'LL MISS HER TREMENDOUSLY ON THE PROFESSIONAL SIDE BECAUSE SHE DID SO MUCH FOR THE ORGANIZATION AND SHE LOVED BASEBALL AND SHE LOVED THE ORGANIZATION AND PUT HER HEART AND SOUL INTO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Roberts/Lynchburg Hillcats Asst. GM]
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[VO-NAT]


East's husband is in custody for violating a protective order not to have contact with her, but he has "not" been charged with her murder.
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[Immigration]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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The lines are long- the wait is long too- but its worth the wait for these folks.
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((THIS MORNING'S LINE WAS NOTHING LIKE WE'VE EVER SEEN.))
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[**Jean on cart!!***]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


They're trying to beat tonight's midnight deadline- that allows illegal immigrants in this country to apply for Visas.
The law will let up to 640 thousand apply without first returning to their home countries and applying there.
That's signficant because most illegal immigrants are barred from re-entering the U-S once they leave.
So today the lines were long- people say they'll wait as long as it takes.
This man left Mexico 7 years ago- Now he's married with a baby girl- he wants a Visa so he can go back to Mexico and see his family.
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[IN Q=Cause I want]

((CAUSE I WANT TO VISIT MY MOM.. CAUSE I HAVEN'T SEEN HER FOR LIKE SEVEN YEARS.))
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[vo-nat]
Many immigrants would have to wait years for a Visa in their own country.
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[Roanoke-INS]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
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[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Here at home-- the Virginia Employment Commission office in Roanoke was the location serving immigrants in the southwestern part of the state. But there were NO record crowds. By six tonight, about 60- applications had been submitted and nearly all were forwarded through attorneys.
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[SOT 08:08:50]
[IN Q=WE HAVE]

((BRUCE JOHANNESSEN/VEC MANAGER: WE HAVE A FAIRLY SUBSTANTIAL ALIEN POPULATION BUT MOT OF THEM, I THINK, ARE ALREADY REGISTERED AND HAVE WORK VISAS. ))
[SUPER=01-Bruce Johannessen/VEC Manager;]
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[OUT Q=WORK VISAS.]
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[anchor=Jean]
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Virginia Employment Commission offices in Roanoke, Alexandria, Norfolk and Richmond are still open through midnight.
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Brains and business-- how they'll hopefully come together in Southside.
We'll explain that next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And we'll hear from the world's first space-tourist... now checked in at the International Space Station.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[OUT Q=THE BIG 7"]
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with highlights from tonight's Byrd-Salem soccer showdown in Vinton. They were swinging for big bucks in the valley today, while this Radford Highlander will be swinging at the NCAAs. We'll have the latest on the Earnhardt seat belt flap. And meet some former area high school baseball stars doing on the college diamond.

Tonight on the Big 7.))[Patrick-County]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-08 TC1:43:21]
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High school drop outs in Patrick County can receive a tax incentive if they go back for their G-E-D.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.]


That's just one idea from the organization called the Patrick County Education Foundation.
It will also provide financial aid to graduating seniors who want to attend a 2 or 4 year college.
It's the brain-child of former Governor Jerry Baliles.
He hopes a boost in education will bring a much needed boost in business.
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[SOT 11:04]
[IN Q=education is increasingly]

((JERRY BALILES: EDUCATION IS INCREASINGLY THE ENGINE THAT DRIVES THE AMERICAN ECONOMY AND A PROGRAM OF THIS TYPE IS REQUIRED IN ORDER FOR THE COUNTY TO ATTRACT THE NEW GROWTH OF THE FUTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Baliles/Former Governor]
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[OUT Q=of the future.]
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[VO-NAT]


Next year's graduating seniors will be eligible for financial aid.
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[Carver-SOL]


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Reading, writing, and arithmetic are taking a backseat to Social Studies this week in one Henry County School.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Seventh Grade students at Carver Middle School are studying nothing but social studies for a two week period.
The cram session is designed to better prepare students for the upcoming S-O-L test on history.
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[SOT 16:29:56]
[IN Q=History/Social sciences]

((DEAN RANDALL/PRINCIPAL: HISTORY/SOCIAL SCIENCES IS MY LOWEST AREA. SO I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN MY STUDENTS WENT INTO THE TEST THAT THEY FELT AS CONFIDENT AS POSSIBLE.))
[SUPER=01-Dean Randall/Carver M. S. Principal]
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[OUT Q=confident as possible]
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[VO-NAT]


The principal argues students are still learning the basics even though the emphasis is on social studies.
For example, when it comes to economics kids are learning about graphs which can be tied to mathematics.
Teachers will emphasize history, economics, civics, and world geography through tomorrow.
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[Bush-100days]


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[WRITER=jja]
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How would you rate President Bush?
President Bush marked his first 100 days in office- with a Texas style lunch at the White House-
The President grades himself well on his first few months,, but not all of the lunch guests agreed.
(Uh-Leen Sir-GHANY) has details.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; ]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Breaux/(D) Louisiana;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Trent Lott/(R) Majority Leader;]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/Reporting;]
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((ONE HUNDRED DAYS DOWN, THIRTEEN-HUNDRED-AND-61 TO GO FOR THE FIRST TERM OF THE BUSH PRESIDENCY. THE PRESIDENT MARKED THE OCCASION WITH A WHITE HOUSE LUNCH FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. know this, that whatever your views on a particular issue are, that we share a common goal: and that is to serve our country. And it's okay sometimes to share a meal. THE LUNCHEON OF SOUTHWESTERN CHICKEN, ANGUS BEEF AND RED CHILE ONION RINGS IS A TEXAS TWO-STEP TOWARD BIPARTISANSHIP. BUT ONLY 50 DEMOCRATS SHOWED UP, INCLUDING SENATOR JOHN BREAUX. Sen. John Breaux/(D) Louisiana:In Louisiana, we don't turn down lunch invites. BUSH WILL NEED MORE THAN FREE LUNCHES TO GET HIS AGENDA PASSED. ESPECIALLY HIS CONTROVERSIAL TAX CUT PLAN, WHICH REPUBLICANS WANT SIGNED INTO LAW BY MEMORIAL DAY. WITH A 50-50 SENATE, REPUBLICANS WILL HAVE TO BUDGE A LITTLE TO AVOID GRIDLOCK IN THE NEXT 100 DAYS. THE MAJORITY LEADER SAYS ITS WORKED SO FAR. Sen. Trent Lott/Majority Leader: I think the tone has changed in this city. I do believe there is an effort to be bipartisan. DEMOCRATS DISAGREE. THE TAX CUT PASSED THE HOUSE ON PARTY LINES, AND SOME DEMOCRATS SAY THEY WERE IGNORED. PROTESTERS SAY BUSH HAS ALSO IGNORED THE ENVIRONMENT. AS THE PRESIDENT WAS TOASTING HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN THE ROSE GARDEN, JUST OUTSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE GATES, ENVIRONMENTALISTS ARGUED BUSH HAS NOTHING TO CELEBRATE. PRESIDENT BUSH IS TAKING CREDIT FOR CHANGING THE TONE IN WASHINGTON. BUT WHAT A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE WONDER IS, WHY ISN'T HE AROUND MORE OFTEN. WITH SO MUCH GOING ON, HELL HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO BE MORE VISIBLE IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, THE WHITE HOUSE.))

[Space-Tourist]


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


The barriers of space travel were broken today as the first paying guest arrived at the international space station.
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[VO-NAT]


The Russian (Soy- youz) Soyuz capsule carrying American millionaire Dennis Tito arrived at the outpost just 14 hours after the space shuttle Endeavour left.
The crew of the Endeavour just missed meeting the American.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's exciting that]

((KENT ROMINGER/ENDEAVOUR MISSION COMMANDER: IT'S EXCITING THAT TOURISTS ARE FLYING IN SPACE AND I THINK THAT EVERYBODY AROUND THE WORLD SHOULD BE EXCITED ABOUT THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Kent Rominger/Endeavour Mission Commander]
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[OUT Q=excited about that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Tito and his crewmates floated into the International Space Station an hour and a half after docking.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't know]

((DENNIS TITO/SPACE TOURIST: I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THIS ADAPTION THAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT. I'M ALREADY ADAPTED. I LOVE SPACE!))
[SUPER=01-Dennis Tito/Space Tourist]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=I love space!]
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[VO-NAT]


Tito is reported to have payed as much as 20- million dollars for his adventure.
The former aerospace engineer plans to focus on Earth observations and photography during his visit.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Longwood administrators say they'll rebuild the school's rotunda, but they need help to do it.
Find out more next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And say goodbye to the Cherokee and hello to the Liberty-- Jeep's new urban S-U-V
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[Rotunda-Fund]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-25 TC11:10]
[GRAPHIC=Longwood Fire]

Longwood College is accepting donations to help some of its historic buildings rise from the ashes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Farmville/Last Wednesday;]

The Ruffner Complex and Grainger Hall were destroyed by fire last week. Soon afterwards the school started receiving offers of contributions to help. The result is The Rotunda Fund. If you'd like to donate money to Longwood College you can send checks made payable to the Longwood College Foundation, Incorporated. Be sure to specify the money is for the Rotunda Fund.
Officials at the college say the rotunda will be rebuilt.
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[Condo-Fire]


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


A huge fire in Midtown Atlanta-
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[VO-NAT 20:19:05]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA]


This was the scene- as flames engulfed a condominium complex- under construction.
Firefighters from seven departments fought the blaze from all sides- although it was too late to save the structure.
The building was going to be condominiums, but no one was living there yet.
No one was hurt and the cause of the fire is not known yet.
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[Gas-Explosion]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Harrah, OK]


Flames also filled the sky near Oklahoma City- after a gas line exploded- sending flames 60 feet in the air.
The blast sparked grass fires nearby- but luckily no homes were in danger.
Officials there don't know what caused the blast.
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[Brush-fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-North Bergen, NJ]


And a brush fire today in New Jersey- near the Meadowlands.
Lack of rain has left the state's forests and marshland grasses dry.
This is the second brush fire in just two days-
Yesterday's fire started when someone tossed a cigarette out of a bus window.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=extra point]
[GRAPHIC=none]

High school soccer hilites are coming up plus, one of the top prep administators in the state is stepping down. We'll hit some golf balls for charity and have the latest on Dale Earnhardt seat belt saga.
But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]


Radford senior Stephanie George is headed to the NCAA Division One Women's Golf East Regional.
George recieved one of two at large regional bids and plays the weekend of May 10th at the Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill.
She is the 2001 Big South Conference Player of the Year and currently ranked 107th in the nation by golfweek-dot-com.
The Women's golf field is made up of 321 athletes competiting in three regionals. 126 will make the championship field.
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[S-Soccer]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-82 15306TC]
[GRAPHIC=SOCCER]

We begin this segment with a big Blue Ridge district soccer showdown between two of the top Group Two A teams on this side of the state - William Byrd and Salem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/Salem vs. William Byrd; :00]

The Terriers were psyched up and confident they could protect their home turf at Bob Patterson Stadium. We pick up the action in the 1st half as Julia McConnell takes the pass from Tiffany Gruschow (GROW-CHOW). But Raven Stovall is too quick on her feet and she makes a key save on the shot. The first half ends in a scoreless tie. Salem's Ariel Thompson, will later feed Elizabeth Kier. She will shoot for the net, but also gets stonewalled by Byrd goalie Mandi Peitrzyk (PEA-UH-CHECK). And it's still 0-0 in the second.
[SUPER=34-Salem/1/William Byrd/0;]

Salem would finally break the ice as Cassie Houff goes in unassisted and her shot just makes it in the corner of the net. Salem wins the Blue Ridge war 1-to-nothing.
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[S-Layman]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Jane layman]


William Byrd athletic director Jane Layman will step down from her position at the end of this school year in order to devote more time to her two daughter's lives, and to help her mom who has some major health problems. She has been the A.D. at Byrd for the past 17 years and during that time she was voted double A athletic director of the year in 1993. Jane also has served on the VHSL executive committee for two years and she's been the chair of the Blue Ridge District Athletic directors the past decade. Byrd has won four straight Wachovia Cups for best overall athletic programs in the state and three U.S. Air sportsmanship awards.

[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-85]
[GRAPHIC=Golf]


The prevent Blindness Virginia Golf tournament, Swing For sight Classic teed off yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


The event once again invaded the links at Hunting Hills. 128 golfers competed in the one day tournament that began at one PM in shotgun start format.
The event raised 23 thousand dollars for Prevent Blindness last year. This year's goals are higher and attainable.

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[SOT]
[IN Q="well]
[SUPER=01-Tim Gresham/Prevent Blindness Va. President; :00]
[SUPER=01-Roby Roberson/Hunting Hills Pro; :09]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=......good cause"]
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[S-Dale]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-94 530TC]
[GRAPHIC=DALE]

It's been over 2 months since Dale Earnhardt died, but there are still too many questions concerning how he perished.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC/February 23; :00]

Race fans no doubt remember NASCAR president Mike Helton and director of competition Gary Nelson showing up at Rockingham five days after Earnhardt's death and announcing that his death was accelerated by broken seat belt they discovered the night of the crash. Almost everyone associated with any type of racing couldn't believe that a four inch wide seat belt could actually break. Now one of the first rescue workers on the scene says the five point harness wasn't broken when he arrived on the scene.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=First audio]
[SUPER=01-Tommy Propst/Orange Co. EMT; :00]
[RUNS=:38]
[OUT Q=...IT OFF OF HIM."(2nd)]
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[VO NAT CON'T] Fellow rescue worker Patti Dobler who also was at the scene and was the first to tug on the belt says she knows the truth but has been told to stay quiet. She did say the belt wasn't broken when she grabbed it.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=IT HAD]

((PATTI DOBLER:))
[SUPER=01-Patti Dobler/Orange Co. EMT; :00 QUICK!]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=OUT OF MY HAND."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] Propst says he too was told to stay quiet, but has decided to speak now because he couldn't live with the secret any longer.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=IT GOT]

((PROPST:))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=...bothered me and bothered me."]
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=hold dale]

NASCAR says it stands by its original belt report. It should be mentioned that NASCAR has yet to interview Propst about the belt or any other part of the crash scene.


[S-ODAC]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-95 4:29]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]


Bridgewater won the ODAC baseball championship yesterday in Salem.
Steve Mason talked to two Eagles and a Lynchburg College Hornet about taking their respective programs to new levels.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chip Woody/.360 Batting Average; :12]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :44]
[SUPER=01-James Brennan/.399 Batting Average; 1:16]
[SUPER=01-Davis Morris/2-0, 3.32 ERA; 1:26]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=.....News 7 sports"]
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((Chip Woody has made just 6 errors all season. He throws out an astonishing 60 percent of his base stealers and is second on the team in homeruns. Pretty darn good for an unknown coming out of Brookville four years ago. ((:)) ((:)) The Eagles will make their second NCAA tournament appearance. Woody, who has started behind the plate most of his four years, is a huge part of that success for one simple reason. ((:)) ((:)) Brennen, the Hornets leading hitter, has made only two errors all season at first. Morris spends most of his time watching and waiting as a middle reliever. Both sophomores helped Lynchburg reach the ODAC tourney for the first time in four years. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
While Lynchburg's season is over, Bridgewater opens the NCAA tournament May 16th. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

[Jeep-Liberty]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Farewell Jeep Cherokee.... the Jeep Liberty is taking over.
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[VO-NAT]


While the Jeep Liberty is still a Sport Utility Vehicle and still carries the "Jeep" name.. it is another departure from the Jeep Tradition-
Liberty will be advertised in photos not just in rock canyons--- but in urban situations..


The goal is to lure more young and female buyers. It'll ride more like a car than the Cherokee.
The Jeep Cherokee has lost market share-
One reason -- most buyers never go off road and are buying Jeep rivals that offer smoother highway rides. (------------)