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Coming up on News 7- Minority residents in Campbell County say new election districts are UN-fair and they may fight it.
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A tax refund is always welcome but thousands of Virginians got two refunds-
And say goodbye to Waccamaw.
Plus we'll show you a new device to increase breast size WITHOUT surgery.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is up next.

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((OBVIOUSLY WE'RE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE TO THE CITIZENS OF THE COMMONWEALTH ABOUT THIS.))
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The check's in the mail gets new meaning when 14- thousand Virginians mistakenly recieve an extra tax refund check.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.

[Tax-Refund]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Last Thursday, the Commonwealth printed some four million dollars in refund checks. Somehow, though, treasury officials ended up sending out checks totaling twice that amount, by mistake. [TWO-SHOT] Teresa Hamilton broke this story. Teresa.. what happened? Jean, state officials are blaming a combination of human and computer error for the problem.
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And, while some may be tempted to cash that extra check... state officials say only one of them will be honored.
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[SUPER=01-Sherry Quinley/Taxpayer; :18]
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((I'M AFRAID TO CASH EITHER ONE OF THEM.)) [RUNS05]
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Sherry Quinley of Botetourt County is one of the 14- thousand people affected by the mix-up. On Saturday, Quinley received a state refund check in the mail. Today-- she received a second one in the mail for the same amount.
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((SHERRY QUINLEY/TAX PAYER: WHEN I GOT MY SECOND ONE IT PUT ME IN A DILEMMA I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH EITHER ONE OF THEM.))
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The error was made by the Virginia Department of Treasury. Officials there say citizens should cash one of the checks and destroy the other.
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((IT'S FINE TO CASH ONE OF THEM, DOESN'T MATTER WHICH ONE, ONE WILL BE HONORED ONE WILL NOT, IF THEY TRY TO CASH BOTH OR TRY TO NEGOTIATE BOTH OF THEM THEY PROBABLY CAN BUT ULTIMATELY IT WILL COME BACK AS A RETURNED CHECK.)) [runs13]
[OUT Q= returned check.]))
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For those who've already cashed both checks... state officials say they will pick up the tab if there are any bounced check fees incurred as a result because, again the state's bank, will only honor one of the checks. [TWO-SHOT] Jean, state officials say they did not notice the problem until after the duplicate checks were already in the mail.

[City-Council]


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You could say Roanoke City Council is "tossing" an idea around that would bring a minor league basketball team to the city.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/October 1997]


It's not the N-B-A, even though there have been quite a few exhibition games at the Civic Center.
But it is the National Basketball Development League.
The League approached the city about a franchise.
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Today city council approved the first reading of an ordinance that would get things started.
Three million dollars would have to be put into the Civic Center to bring a team to Roanoke.
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((BILL WHITE: THIS AGREEMENT HAS THE POTENTIAL ALONG WITH SOME OTHER THINGS WE'RE GOING, TO REALLY ENHANCE THE FINANCIAL PICTURE OF THE CITY OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME.))
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Council also voted to raise the city's tax on cigarettes and hotel room rentals.
Members also re-appointed two school board members, Melinda Payne and Ruth Wilson.

[Campbell-Redistricting]


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Minority residents in Campbell County are considering a legal challenge to the county's newly- redrawn election districts.
Steve Smallshaw tells us why.
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[SUPER=01-David Shreve/County Attorney; :09]
[SUPER=01-Willie Thornhill/Campbell Co. Resident; :37]
[SUPER=01-Andrew Prophett/Campbell Co. NAACP; 1:00]
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(( Using the new 2000 census numbers, Campbell County has reconfigured its seven electoral districts, each containing roughly the same number of residents.
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((DAVID SHREVE/COUNTY ATTORNEY: THE GOAL IS TO CREATE COMPACT AND CONTIGUOUS ELECTION DISTRICTS WITH AS NEARLY AS POSSIBLE AN EQUAL NUMBER OF VOTERS IN EACH DISTRICT AND WE THINK WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED THAT.))
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It's not the numbers but the boundaries that have black residents upset.
Ten years ago, District Five around Brookneal was 33 percent African- American.. under the new plan, it's closer to 28 percent.
In a tight election, black leaders say, that could cost them a minority representative.
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((WILLIE THORNHILL/CAMPBELL CO. RESIDENT: WE FEEL THE PLAN YOU'VE PRESENTED DIMINISHES THE IMPORTANCE OF THE MINORITY VOTE AND IT DID NOT PRESERVE THE INTERESTS OF THESE VOTERS.))
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So the local N-double-A-C-P has come up with its own redistricting map, one that preserves Brookneal's status as a minority- influenced district.
Leaders say it's time their voices are heard in county government.
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((ANDREW PROPHETT/CAMPBELL CO. NAACP: RIGHT NOW THERE ARE NO BASIC BOARDS IN THIS COUNTY THAT INCLUDES MINORITIES. WHEN IT COMES TO DECISIONS THAT AFFECT THE MINORITY COMMUNITY LIKE BETTER HOUSING, BETTER FACILITIES, THINGS OF THAT NATURE, THAT VOICE IS NOT HEARD.))
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[Standup ] ((The supervisors will vote on the redrawn districts May 21st. If they're approved as they stand now, minority leaders say their next step could be to file a challenge to the plan with the Justice Department. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Campbell County.))
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[Alaska-Stabbing]


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Terror in an Alaskan elementary school today as a man stabs four children.
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[VO-NAT]
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The children were waiting on the playground for school to begin.
That's when police say the man stabbed four students in the neck.
He fled inside the school building where teachers cornered him until police arrived.
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((RON MCGEE/ANCHORAGE POLICE: THEY SHOT HIM THREE TIMES, ONCE IN THE LEG, ONCE IN THE ARM THE TIME IN THE HAND. THE THIRD TIME, HE DROPPED HIS KNIFE AND POLICE RUSHED IN AND SUBDUED HIM.))
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[VO-NAT]


The suspect is hospitalized- from the rubber bullet wounds.
As for the children- their wounds do not appear life threatening.
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[Grisham]


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From "Hannibal" to "The West Wing", film and video makers generated 85 million dollars in revenue for Virginia last year.
Now one of central Virginia's most famous residents is getting in on the act.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Albemarle Co.]


Filming got underway this week in Albemarle County on "Mickey", the latest effort of best- selling novelist John Grisham.
Grisham and director Hugh Wilson are funding the movie themselves for the relatively small amount of five million dollars.
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((JOHN GRISHAM/AUTHOR: I'D LOVE TO SEE IT BECOME A VERY POPULAR FILM FOR ALL REASONS, BECAUSE IT'S A STORY I LIKE AND I WROTE. IT'S NOT AN EXPENSIVE MOVIE TO MAKE.. I LOVE THE IDEA OF ROLLING THE DICE FINALLY AND FUNDING AN INDEPENDENT FILM.))
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[VO-NAT]


"Mickey" stars Harry Connick Junior as a Las Vegas lawyer who tries to conceal his son's identity so he can play another season of Little League baseball.
It should be released next spring.
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[Explore-Center]


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It's been a long road, but a unique partnership has finally delivered the new Blue Ridge Parkway visitors center.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The visitor's center is a joint venture of the National Park Service, Roanoke County, and Virginia's Explore Park.

Local, state and federal officials dedicated the building this afternoon.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton said the cooperation that made this project possible is a model for others.
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((I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE IMPORTANT FOR ALL AGENCIES, INCLUDING THE FEDERAL AGENCIES, TO BE OPEN TO CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE APPROACHES, AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE SEEING HERE TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Gale Norton/Secretary of the Interior;]
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[OUT Q=and that's what we're seeing here today.]
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Permanent exhibits haven't arrived yet, but the center has two galleries that will feature exhibits on the history of the parkway, and the heritage of the Blue Ridge region.
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[Snow-Leopard]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
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Mill Mountain Zoo is celebrating a triple birthday.
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Three snow leopard cubs were born last Friday. They're being watched 24-hours a day through infra- red surveillance equipment provided by WDBJ 7. The cubs' parents, Boris, seen here, and Tasha, are breeders for the snow leopard Species Survival Program. The recent litter is the duo's second. Two cubs born last June did not survive. If all goes as planned, these three cubs may go on to help repopulate their species.
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[IN Q=These cubs by the SSP...]

((DAVE WOOD/CURATOR: THESE CUBS BY THE SSP... WE'LL HAVE OTHER ZOOS THAT THESE THREE CUBS WILL GO TO OTHER ZOOS TO BE PAIRED UP WITH OTHER ANIMALS THAT ARE GENETICALLY DESIRABLE FOR THEM TO BREED WITH.))
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It's estimated there are about 8-hundred snow leopards in the world, both in captivity and in the wild. Wood says it could be one and a half to 5 years before the cubs leave Mill Mountain Zoo. It'll be about six weeks before they're are available for viewing by the public.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A Roanoke home furnishings store is closing its doors.
Find out which one when News 7 returns.
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with highlights from tonight's Blacksburg-Byrd soccer showdown. The Avalanche and Hillcats open up a three game set with Salem in a giving mood. Author John Grisham comes to the aid of UVa's baseball team. We'll check on the VIC golf championships and meet a man for all seasons - especially the spring - tonight on the Big

7.))[Cincinnati]


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Cincinnati police are on high alert tonight- fearing unrest there.
A police officer was indicted tonight for the shooting of an un-armed black man, but it was not the indictments many were looking for.
Drew Levinson is in Cincinnati with more.
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((One month after a white police shot and killed an unarmed black man, a Cincinnati grand jury indicted the officer on two misdemeanor charges negligent homicide and obstructing official business. Allen: "For those who think the charges too harsh and too easy facts are known." 19 year old Timothy Thomas was killed as police chased him. He was wanted for 14 outstanding misdemeanor warrants. The officer, 27 year old Stephen Roach, shot Thomas in a city alley. The shooting was caught on videotape. The shooting lead to three days of riots. More than 800 people were arrested. A citywide curfew ultimately brought the unrest under control. Thomas was the 4th black man to die at the hands of Cincinnati police in the past few months. This city has been simmering since. Thomas mother said the charges should have been felonies, not misdemeanors. Mother: "My son is no longer here but the officer, he lives on." ))

[Waccamaw]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A local home furnishings store is going out business since its parent company filed for bankruptcy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Waccamaw's Home Place at Crossroads Mall will close in eight to ten weeks.
The company plans to close dozens of stores.
Waccamaw has been in business in Roanoke for almost 12 years.
It's 33 employees were notified about the bankruptcy filing Friday.
The store's manager says he's confident they'll find other work soon.
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[Bra]


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Many women want larger breasts but don't want to have surgery.
Now, there's a new option that'll soon hit the market.
And its maker says it can make the breast grow naturally and safely.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Brava System Video]


It's called the Brava System.
The device is worn as a bra --but also consists of two domes and a computer box -that work to create a suction process on the breast.
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[SOT17:54:54, this on beta, brava tape]
[IN Q=The brava system creates]

((DR. THOMAS BAKER/LEAD CLINICAL INVESTIGATOR: THE BRAVA SYSTEM CREATES STIMULATION FOR THE BREAST. SO THE NORMAL BREAST ENLARGES AND YOU GET A BETTER SIZE AND A BETTER SHAPE))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Thomas Baker/Lead Clinical Investigator]
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[OUT Q=better shape]
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[VO-NAT]


Clinical trials showed that most women increased a cup size.
But one local plastic surgeon wonders if the breast tissue is just temporarily swollen or if the cells are actually larger from the repairative process.
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[IN Q=My concern with this study]

((DR. MICHAEL BREINER/PLASTIC SURGEON: MY CONCERN WITH THIS STUDY IS THERE HAVE ONLY BEEN A FEW PATIENTS AND ONLY TIME WILL TELL IF IT'S PERMANENT))
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The device has to be worn for 10 weeks -10 hours a day.
It costs around 25-hundred dollars and should on the market later this year.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Gas prices are still going up... how long will they stay that way?
Hear what the experts have to say about it next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And this car may not save you any gas money, but it could save your life someday.
Find out how when we return.
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[Gasoline-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Gas Prices Up]


Tired of paying too much for gasoline? Well you better get used to it- Some experts say gas could cost up to three dollars a gallon in some areas.
Manuel Gallegus tells us why.
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[SUPER=01-Carroll Hansen/Station Owners of S. California; :39]
[SUPER=01-Ari Fleischer/White House Spokesman; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; 1:27]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Los Angeles.]

((That's a lot of money GOING, GOING, GONE JUST IN TIME FOR SUMMER TRAVEL, GAS PRICES ARE REACHING RECORD HIGHS AGAIN. IN THE MIDWEST CHICAGO IS WHERE PRICES PEAK WHILE IN THE WEST, SOME OF THE HIGHEST NUMBERS ARE IN SAN FRANCISCO AND SAN JOSE. CONSUMER -- This is exorbitant, crazy. CARROLL HANSEN WHO REPRESENTS GAS STATION OWNERS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA , SAYS HIS WHOLESALE COST FOR A GALLON OF GAS HAS JUMPED 35 CENTS IN THE PAST 7 WEEKS. WHY? CARROLL HANSEN: greed and power and lack of competition. There are no competitive stations around now other than those that are supplied by the five major oil companies, so they can set the price at whatever they please. THE FIVE MAJOR OIL COMPANIES CITE PROBLEMS WITH SUPPLY, POWER SHORTAGES AND REFINERIES FOR THE INCREASES. YET, ALL FIVE COMPANIES, PARTICULARLY CHEVRON, ARE SHOWING TREMENDOUS PROFITS THIS YEAR. THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION SAYS IT IS OPPOSED TO GAS PRICE CONTROLS OR REPEALING THE FEDERAL GAS TAX. BUT IT IS MONITORING THE SITUATION. ARI FLEISCHER, WHITEHOUSE SPOKESMAN This administration will be vigilant in making sure that if there is price gouging well be able to track it down and put an end to it. THE BUSH GOVERNMENT IS WORKING ON A LONG TERM ENERGY POLICY. MEANTIME GAS STATION OWNERS IN CALIFORNIA AND THE MIDWEST SAY THEY'VE BEEN TOLD BY THE OIL COMPAINES TO EXPECT PRICES CLOSER TO THREE DOLLARS A GALLON. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))

[Safe-Car]


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[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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When it comes to safety- car makers are also trying new innovations.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC ]


Today Volvo and Ford's combined effort was on display in Washington.
It is the Safety Concept Car-
It's built so when the driver gets into the car- a sensor locates his eyes.
The driver's seat will automatically adjust so they'll have the best possible view.
The pedals, center console and steering wheel- will then automatically adjust too-
Radar and cameras in the door mirrors give the driver a view of the blind spot and an infra-red light enhancer expands nighttime vision.
The car includes front seat frames that form a safety cage in a rollover-
The driver can also unlock the doors using a fingerprint.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Highlights from tonight's Blue Ridge soccer showdown are on the way, Plus, the Avs hosts the Hillcats, John Grisham weighs in on the proposed UVa baseball cutbacks. And spring is definitely in the air for one extremely busy Patrick Henry student-athlete.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point - David Robinson is the recipient of the league's Sportsmanship award.
Robinson has asked that the 25 thousand dollars that accompanies the award be donated to the Carver Academy, a San Antonio school for kids from primarily low income families. Each NBA team nominated one player for the award.
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[S-Blacksburg]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-90 15536TC]
[GRAPHIC=SOCCER]

The Blue Ridge district's soccer powerhouses met last night at Bob Patterson stadium in Vinton. Blacksburg came in having won 62 straight games. Of course, the last team to beat the Indians was none other than William Byrd.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/Blacksburg vs. Wm. Byrd; :00]

The Indians were juiced for this one as they looked to extend their unbeaten string to 77 games. The Indians got busy in the first half, the throw-in goes to Stuart Dowling, he dribbles up and makes the nice centering pass to Richard Troy who bangs it home. It's one to nothing Indians. Still in the first period, Byrd's Ben Lott will make the perfect throw-in from the right sideline. It clears
[SUPER=34-Blacksburg/3/William Byrd/1;]

the defense and Greg Stevenson coverts the header to tie the game at one-all. But Mike Walker and Omar Martinez added tallies and the Indians do it again winnnig 3-to-1.
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[S-Avalanche]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-95 928TC]
[GRAPHIC=AVS/HILLCATS]


The Lynchburg Hillcats rolled into town last night to open up a three game series with the Salem Avalanche at Salem Memorial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Hillcats vs. Avalanche; :00]

The night time air temperature headed south last night, but this mom was more than prepared. The Avalanche would attempt to warm things up as Matt Holliday hits a seeing eye single into left field to drive home Chris Warren. It's one to nothing in the bottom of the first. Still in the first, Dan Phillips hits this fly ball to center field. It brings home Garrett Atkins and the Avalanche appears to be well on its way. But errors will kill a team, and this little miss by catcher Tino Sanchez allows Chris Combs to come on down. The Hillcats are right back in the game.
[SUPER=37-Lynchburg/6/Salem/3;]

Those kinds of things only happen once or twice a season. Right? Wrong? Another one gets by Sanchez. Another run comes home. And Lynchburg beats Salem 6-to-3.
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[S-UVa]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-94 1116tc]
[GRAPHIC=UVA]

Last Wednesday we talked about how the proposed cuts to the UVa baseball program would for all intents and purposes destroy it. The current plan calls for all future scholarships to be eliminated.
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[VO-NAT]

Not surprisingly, UVa fans and alums are upset about the proposed cuts including world famous novelist John Grisham - whose son TY is headed to UVa to play baseball next season.
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[S-PH]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-96 11:52]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 sports]


Many high school athletes play multiple sports but almost no one ever plays more than one in the same season. Patrick Henry student athlete Adam Peters, who played football in the fall and hoops in the winter, is now juggling soccer, baseball and his grade point average this spring.
We've scheduled Steve Mason to present this story.
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[SUPER=01-Adam Peters/Patrick Henry Sophomore; :08]
[SUPER=01-Ed McMichael/Patrick Henry Soccer Coach; :26(QUICK)]
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((Why would a teenager give up just about all of his free time to play two sports and maintain a 3.8 grade point average? ((ADAM PETERS:))
soccer for an hour and a half, then he switches cleats and works out for another hour and a half. This is the routine, great for the school, trying for a coach. ((:)) ((:)) ((SUZAN PETERS/ADAM'S MOM:))
Adam's a member of the Olympic Development program. And while he is better at soccer, he works just as hard on the diamond. ((:)) ((:)) His chances at all district honors in both sports, suffers because he does miss some games . ((:)) Whether or not the accolades come, Adam has learned two of life's most valuable lessons for a high school student athlete, how to budget time successfully and discipline. ((:))
Peters ultimate goal is to make the national soccer team. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))

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The Virginia Independent Conference champion was crowned last night.
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72 golfers from 12 different private high schools took to the course at Ole Monterey.
The battle for the individual overall winner was a tight one this year.
James Hodges from the Fuqua School in Farmville shot a 73 to win the tournament.
David Jones from the Carlisle school in Martinsville came in third to North Cross 8th grader Jeff Walters after a two hole playoff.
The North Cross team won the tournament with a score of 315 followed by Carlisle and Fuqua. (------------)