[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
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Coming up-
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[VO-NAT]


This was the scene tonight as flames fill the night sky in the Roanoke Valley.
Students are fired up in Blacksburg- over their mascot.
And it's not the nicotine patch.. it's the newest birth control.
Plus we knew gas prices were steep.. who knew it had gone this far.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=]



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[VO-NAT]

Flames devour a Roanoke County home-- as stunned family members and neighbors stand- by helpless.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at Eleven]

Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.

[Roanoke-Co-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC11:18]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

The fire, which could be seen for miles, started around eight- thirty. Teresa Hamilton reports-- fire fighters tried to save the house but the flames were just too much.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=At first]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris Davis/Neighbor; :18]
[SUPER=01-Spencer Cole/Neighbor; :48 ]
[SUPER=@teresa2; ]
[RUNS=1:08]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Roanoke Co.]

((At first-- it looked like fire fighters would be able to gain the upper hand.
[nat]
But the fire would prove to be too much... as smoke rolled from the windows and flames devoured everything.

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[sot 00:35:18]

((it was all smoke....flames were just everywhere.)) [nat ]

The home is owned by the Pruett family-- who managed to escape unharmed along with their pets but few, if any, belongings.
[nat ] For neighbors in the Petty Acres subdivision... off Plantation road... the scene was a reminder it could happen to anyone. A point driven home for more than an hour-- as fire fighters tried to bring the fire under control but could not seem to win the battle.
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[SOT 00:34:34]

((I LIVE... BEFORE FIRE TRUCKS GOT HERE.))
The fire claimed years of memories for the Pruett family... who say the blaze started in the basement. At this time, the cause of the fire is unknown. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke County.))

[FL-fire]


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


Florida firefighters are battling a 2-thousand acre brush fire-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Collier Co, FL]

in Collier County- near Fort Myers.
For awhile the blaze got dangerously close to a small Indian village-
The fire started yesterday and flared up for awhile near U-S 41-
This smoky blaze is just one of at least 24-hundred fires statewide that have charred over 184 thousand acres just this year.
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[Indian-Mascot]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-21 TC35:11]
[GRAPHIC=Mascot]


A packed house tonight- at the Montgomery County School Board meeting. The reason- the controversial Indian Mascot
With nearly one-hundred in attendance- and a Christiansburg police officer looking on- the mascot once again took center stage.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon reports-
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats -applause]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Debbie Argabright/Supports Indian Mascot; :08]
[SUPER=01-Ella Watson/Student, Opposes Mascot; :15 ]
[SUPER=01-Will Kesler/Board to Save the Indian; :38]
[SUPER=01-Steve Cochran/Local Chapter of NAACP; :53]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; 1:03]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Christiansburg]

((Nats Applause Only an expanded public address could accommodate all the thoughts of a sharply divided community. [quick VO shots of some addresses?]
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[SOT-:42:29]
[IN Q=I DO NOT]

((DEBBIE ARGABRIGHT/SUPPORTS INDIAN MASCOT: I DO NOT SUPPORT TEARING DOWN TRADITION BECAUSE IT MAY NOT BE POLITICALLY CORRECT.))
[OUT Q=CORRECT]
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[SOT:58:28]
[IN Q=I APPLAUD]

((ELLA WATSON/STUDENT, OPPOSES INDIAN: I APPLAUD THAT YOU HAVE STOOD UP FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN MAYBE ITS NOT WHAT EVERYBODY ELSE BELIEVES IN BUT IT'S WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN. ))
[OUT Q=BELIVE IN]

A majority of everybody who commented on the mascot issue, condemned the Board's decision last month to eliminate the Indian... Asking them to now reverse it. Nats tc :51:42 "Overturn your decision" The main complaint that the board did not follow the majority in it's vote.
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[SOT:57:06]
[IN Q=to those of you]

((WILL KESLER/SAVE THE INDIAN: TO THOSE OF YOU WHO VOTED TO CHANGE THE INDIAN YOU ARE VOTING AND ROLLING OVER ON YOUR OWN FREE WILL.))
[OUT Q=FREE WILL]

Nats - other side Absent from tonight's gathering, the familiar faces who have led the campaign to change the mascot, but their position was not left unsaid.
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[SOT:47:04]
[IN Q=THE NAACP]

((STEVE COCHRAN/NAACP: THE NAACP WANTS TO EXPRESS OUR FULL SUPPORT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD AND COMMEND EACH MEMBER ON THEIR THOUGHTFUL CONSIDERATION ON THESE ISSUES. ))
[OUT Q=THESE ISSUES]

In following the normal school board procedure, members did not respond to tonight's public comments. Those fighting to keep the mascot say they will be back. Rachel Cannon News 7 Christiansburg.))

[Pulaski-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-27 TC05:24]
[GRAPHIC=Police Shooting]


The Pulaski police officer who shot a suspect after a chase is off the hook.
The Pulaski County Commonwealth's Attorney says Sergeant J-W Gregory's use of force was quote- appropriate and perhaps even necessary.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski/April 30]


Officers say Heath Shoemaker robbed a store on April 30-th, then led them on a chase through both the town of Pulaski and Pulaski County.
At one point, the suspect stopped his car.
When Sergeant Gregory left his vehicle to approach Shoemaker, he stepped on the gas and tried to run him over.


That's when the officer fired a shot at the car, hitting Shoemaker in the left leg and his right shin.
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[Brazill-Trial]


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


A 14- year old on trial for murdering a teacher-
It seems unthinkable.. but the question many want answered is WHY?
Today the teen took the stand in his own defense.
Jennifer Jones was there.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-West Palm Beach, FL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Nathaniel Brazill/Defendant; 18 QUICK!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting; 1:05]
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[OUT Q=CBS News.]

(( "Are you a psycho? No. Are you a cold blooded killer? No." A seemingly relaxed, poised 14-year old Nathaniel Brazill faced the court in his own defense, perhaps his best chance at convincing a jury that the shooting death of his Math teacher, Barry Grunow, was not murder, but an accident. NATHANIEL BRAZILL, DEFENDANT: But this is the same teenage boy jurors saw just last week in school surveillance tape presented by the prosecution. You can see Brazill with a handgun, then taking aim at Mr. Grunow who dropped to the floor and later died. Still the defense worked to show jurors that Brazill was a well-liked boy, known as a practical joker and had no troubles, nothing that would give him motive to plot the murder of a teacher Brazill has described as a friend. Nathaniel Brazill was only 13 years old last May, when he shot Barry Grunow at his West Palm Beach middle school. But Brazill is being tried as an adult for 1st degree murder. If the prosecution proves Brazill pre-meditated the shooting death of his teacher then it's life in prison for the 14 year old with no chance for parole. Jennifer Jones, CBS News.))

[Missing-Girl]


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


Authorities have captured a former Indiana Baptist school principal- accused of running off with an 11-year-old girl.
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[Vo-Nat]
28-year-old William Beith is under arrest after a Las Vegas patrol officer spotted the pair this morning on a highway east of the Las Vegas strip.
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[SOT 17:15:13]
[IN Q=He spotted the]

((HE SPOTTED THE DESCRIPTION, A WHITE MALE AND A YOUNG AFRICAN-AMERICAN FEMALE, SPOTTED THEM IN THE CAR, TOOK THE INITIATIVE TO LINK THAT TO THE SUSPECT AND VICTIM DESCRIPTIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Keller/Clark County Sheriff]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=and victim descriptions.]
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[Vo-Nat]
Beith cooperated when police stopped him.
He now faces federal charges.
The girl was taken to a hospital- she showed no signs of injury.
She had been missing since May 1st.
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[Gilmore]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-11 TC1:08:08]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


Governor Jim Gilmore renews his promise to give state workers, teachers, and Constitutional officers a pay raise.


[SS=VA Budget]


But Virginia's General Assembly ends another day of a special session with NO budget agreement in sight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


In what he hopes will be a new annual tradition, the Governor handed out awards to state workers as a part of what he named Virginia Public Service Week.
Virginia Tech Housekeeping Supervisor Tammy Kast won an "agency star" award.
She says state worker pay is nothing new as a political football.
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[SOT gilmore 12:34:00 ]
[IN Q=Well, it's been a battle from ]

((TAMMY KAST/VIRGINIA TECH EMPLOYEE: WELL IT'S BEEN A BATTLE FROM DAY ONE...STILL HAVE A JOB TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-Tammy Kast/Virginia Tech Employee;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=still have a job to do.]
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[VO-NAT]


But Gilmore says -- NO matter what lawmakers do by their self-imposed Friday deadline -- he can take care of the state workers in his final December budget.
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[SOT gilmore 12:49:08]
[IN Q=We could make them retroactive]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE COULD MAKE THEM RETROACTIVE. YES IT WOULD. IT WOULD BE MY PREFERENCE TO HAVE NO BREAK IN BETWEEN THIS PAY INCREASE THAT WE'RE PRESENTLY UNDER AND THE NEXT ONE.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore; ]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=under and the next one.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Governor admits he's done nothing to steer the budget talks in the last several weeks.
He has yet to announce what specific agency cuts will take place as part of his emergency budget management.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Roanoke County is one step closer to charging for ambulance service.
Details are still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And it's the size of a matchbook, but it could change the way millions of women practice birth control.
Find out about the contraceptive patch next.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=MST]
[TAPE#=]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[RUNS=:27]
[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 game two of the Hillcats-Avalanche series. Plus, we'll check on some RVD softball action from this afternoon. The Roanoke Steam looks to turn around its season as it picks up 10 new players. The Sixers McKie gets a valuable award. And Steve Mason takes us to Liberty University to check in with for Parry McCluer star who is smoking the cinders toni

ght on the Big 7.))[Birth-Control]


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


Birth-control pills are effective- if women remember to take them.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Now what some are calling a solution- the birth control patch-
Dawn Manroe- a 30 year old mother of three used it as part of a year long study.
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[SOT 20:40:32]
[IN Q=]

((DAWN MANROE: I REALLY LIKED THE PATCH.. IT WAS CONVENIENT SOMETHING NEW.))
[SUPER=01-Dawn Manroe/Patch Study Participant;]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=SOMETHING NEW]
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[VO-NAT]


It's called Ortho-Evra- a contraception patch changed once a week-
It delivers a daily dose of hormones used for contraception.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=20:40:58]

((GIVEN THE ALTERNATIVE OF HAVING TO TAKE BIRTH CONTROL PILLS EVERY DAY FOR A MONTH, CHANGING THE PATCH ONCE A WEEK ON THE SAME DAY WAS NOT AT ALL A PROBLEM FOR WOMEN IN THIS STUDY.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. William Koltun/Ob-Gyn]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=in this study]
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[Vo-nat]
The patch still has to be approved by the FDA- Doctors could begin writing prescriptions by this fall.
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[County-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-13 TC39:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Roanoke County supervisors say a fee for service is the way to go. But what do county residents have to say about charging for ambulance service?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

A public hearing on the issue is scheduled in two weeks. This afternoon-- county supervisors voted to go ahead with plans. They also tried to erase some concerns.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We're not]

((BUTCH CHURCH/CATAWBA SUPERVISOR: WE'RE NOT... HAVE TO DO. ))
[SUPER=01-Butch Church/Catawba Supervisor; ]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=have to do.]
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[VO-NAT]

Supervisors say the move to charge for service is necessary to hire additional rescue personnel to cover the county.


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[Minute-Silence]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-10 TC1:03:42]
[GRAPHIC=Moment of Silence]


A federal trial judge has already upheld it.
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[VO-NAT]


But today, a group of federal appeals court judges heard arguments for and against Virginia's new minute of silence law.
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The American Civil Liberties Union is representing a handful of students who oppose it, including Amherst's Mia Magruder.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm uncomfortable with the moment]
[sot tape 10:33:43 ]

((MIA MAGRUDER/AMHERST MIDDLE SCHOOL: I'M UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THE MOMENT OF SILENCE BECAUSE I LIVE IN A VERY CONSERVATIVE AREA, AND I'VE HAD TROUBLE BEFORE WITH CERTAIN TEACHERS. AND I THINK THAT BY IMPLEMENTING THIS LAW, IT'S SUGGESTING THAT PRAYER IS A VERY GOOD THING AND PEOPLE SHOULD PRAY.))
[sot tape 10:30:30]

((BILL HURD/ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: IT REALLY NEITHER ENCOURAGES THEM OR DISCOURAGES THEM IN THE OPTION THEY CHOOSE. THEY CAN SIT THERE QUIETLY THINKING OF NOTHING IF THEY WISH. IT IS ENTIRELY UP TO THEM. AND SINCE IT IS ALL SILENT, NOBODY WILL EVER KNOW.))
[SUPER=01-Mia Magruder/Amherst Middle School; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Hurd/Attorney General's Office; :18]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=silent, nobody will ever know.]
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[VO-NAT]


The state says Fairfax Senator Warren Barry testified on the floor of the Senate that prayer was NOT his purpose in writing the bill.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Of course Mr. Barry said]
[sot tape 10:39:03]

((STUART NEWBERGER/ACLU ATTORNEY: OF COURSE, MR. BARRY SAID ON THE FLOOR THAT IT'S NOT ABOUT PRAYER. BECAUSE HE WAS TOLD BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO SAY IT'S NOT ABOUT PRAYER BECAUSE THEY KNEW THE LAW WAS GONNA BE CHALLENGED. SO THAT'S A SHAM. AND WITH ALL DUE RESPECT TO THE SENATOR, THAT'S A SHAM.))
[SUPER=01-Stuart Newberger/ACLU Attorney;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=to the Senator, that's a sham.]
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[VO-NAT]


The law remains in effect while the appeals court panel considers if its upheld by the constitution.
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[Franklin-Search]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-08 TC1:52:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Deputies say they've found no signs that a missing Rocky Mount teenager drowned.
For now, they're following tips that the boy has been spotted around town.
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[VO-NAT]

[Dillon photo]
Steven Dillon, a 15-year-old Benjamin Franklin Middle School student, disappeared April 27th.
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Authorities spent the morning searching for the boy in the Pigg River with an infrared camera ... and found nothing.
Some of his personal belongings were discovered beside the river during searches over the weekend.
Deputies say they're investigating dozens of tips that place Dillon in the area.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


You might think the price of gasoline is high here in Virginia... but in one place it'll cost you an arm and a leg.
We'll show you why a little later in the newscast.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Six musicians]

((SIX MUSICIANS ARE OUT FOR THE BEST NEW ARTIST AT THIS YEAR'S ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS SHOW. I'M TERISA ESTACIO AND I'LL HAVE MORE ON THAT STORY COMING UP.))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=that story coming up.]



[Jill-Scott]


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


She was supposed to open the Sting concert in Roanoke this weekend.
Instead, Jill Scott landed in the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]


She had to cancel her first few appearances on Sting's tour because of a lung infection.
The Grammy nominated singer was admitted to the hospital Sunday with a 102- degree fever.
It was apparently the result of an allergy problem that led to infection.
Scott is expected to make a full recovery.
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[Country-Music]


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


The stars are gearing up in Los Angeles for tomorrow night's 36th Academy of Country Music Awards-
As Terisa Estacio reports- some of the awards can turn a newcomer into a shining star.
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[SOT 16:39:]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/Reporting; :43]
[SUPER=01-Tammy Cochran/Nominee; :52]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=Los angeles.]

(( For those looking to become the next big name in country music ..taking home a coveted newcomer award can make all the difference. SO WILL IT BE PHIL VASSAR, KEITH URBAN OR BILLY GILMAN CROWNED AS THE BEST NEW MALE VOCALIST IN THE COUNTRY MUSIC FAMILY?
(nats of Gilman rehearsing)

GILMAN MADE HIS DEBUT DURING LAST YEARS ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD SHOW-SINCE THEN HE SAYS ITS BEEN AN INCREDIBLE RIDE. Billy Gilman. I am just so glad to be here AND YOU CANT FORGET THE WOMEN, -CAROLYN DAWN JOHNSON WATCHED HER STAR RECENTLY CLIMB UP THE BILLBOARD CHARTS, JAMIE ONEAL, AND TAMMY COCHRAN WILL ALSO COMPETE FOR THE HONOR OF TOP NEW FEMALE VOCALIST. TERISA ESTACIO/Tammy Cochran tells a heart wrenching tale in her song-Angels in Waiting. Both of her brothers died due to cystic fibrosis. We caught up with the musician warming up for a benefit concert. Tammy Cochran/Nominee. AND FROM THE NEWCOMERS .... TO TODAYS SUPERSTARS. FRONT RUNNERS FOR THE TOP PRIZE..ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR INCLUDE ..... Toby Keith and LeeAnn Womack both up for six awards each. TERISA ESTACIO, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.))

[S-Extra]


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

The Steam takes a bold, but necessary step to shake thing up in the Arena 2 League. High school spring sports' highlights are on the way, along with Steve Mason's profile of former Parry McCluer student Mike Decker - who is blowing up the competition in track this season at Liberty U.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point - the NBA handed out its prestigious "Sixth Man award" today to Philadelphia swingman Aaron McKie. He received 57 of the 124 votes cast to beat out Milwaukee's Tim Thomas. McKie averaged 12 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists in the regular season for the Sixers.
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[go to break]

[S-Steam]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-88 tc 1:52:01]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Steam]


Steam Coach Steve Jerry looking for a change in attitude.
He's signed 10 new players, six linemen, two quarterbacks and two fullback/linbackers.
Jerry feels the new guys will turn things around for the one and four Roanoke Arena Two football team.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Everyone was in action last night, fighting for playing time.
Coach Jerry says this is the best practice they've had all season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q= the attitude is]
[SUPER=01-Steve Jerry/Roanoke Steam Head Coach; :01]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q= even myself]
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[vo nat]
Coach Jerry has been waiting for six of the 10 new players to graduate from college.
Now he feels the Steam can make a playoff run.
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[SOT]
[IN Q= I went to the]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=then I'll see you]
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


Roanoke plays in Charleston Saturday. The Steam's next home date is Friday May 18th, also against the Swamp Foxes.



[S-Avalanche]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-94 1220TC]
[GRAPHIC=AVS/HILLCATS]

Game two of the Hillcats-Avalanche game last night turned into an easy night at the office for Salem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Hillcats vs. Avalanche; :00]

The uncertain, damp conditions kept the crowd down and delayed the start just a bit a last night. The Avs would start off strong for the second straight night as Jeff Powers bounces one over the pitcher's head bringing in Jeff Winchester. The Avalanche is front 1-to-nothing in the 3rd. Still in the same frame - Garett Atkins pounds one into the right field gap allowing Choo Freeman to jog across the plate - it's 2-to-nothing Salem.
[super=37-Lynchburg/0/Salem/4;]

In the bottom of the 4th - Justin Lincoln grounds one to third - Dan Phillips scores on the fielder's choice. And Salem wins it 4-to-nothing. Game three of the series is tonight.
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[S-Cave]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-95 tc 10:24]
[GRAPHIC=softball]


The Cave Spring and Franklin County will meet in a playoff game to decide the Roanoke Valley District title in softball thanks to Knights taming of Patrick Henry yesterday afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Patrick Henry vs. Cave Spring;]


The rains started midway through the Knights meeting with Patrick Henry yesterday afternoon.
But Cave Spring started pouring on the runs in the bottom of the first inning. Laura Henderson crossed the plate on the wild pitch for the first score.
Still in the first, the Patriots got into trouble, a bases loaded walk brings Tessa Ashwell safely home and the Knights are up three to nothing.
[super=34-Patrick Henry/0/Cave Spring/10;]


Patrick Henry's woes continue as Robyn Lyon catches the pop up foul for the out, but Lauran Lancaster slides under the tag at home and Cave Spring wins 10-0 and is tied for first in the RVD with Franklin County.
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[S-Liberty]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-96]
[GRAPHIC=LIBERTY]

Liberty University has made its share of headline on and off the sporting fields in the past - and now a student athlete is threatening to run the Flames banner up the flag pole again. Steve Mason and photographer Greg Moore tell us why.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Decker/Liberty 200 & 400 Meter Runner; :13]
[SUPER=01-Brant Tolsma/Liberty University Track Coach; :40]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista/1997; :50]
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[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-82 15902TC]
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The Atlanta Falcons have scheduled a 10:30 news conference for this morning to announce the signing of Michael Vick to his first pro contract.
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[SUPER=03-Flowery Branch, GA/Last Weekend; :00]

Vick , who impressed the Atlanta coaches with his quick release and speed during rookie mini-camp this past season will reportedly get a 6 year deal worth as much as $62 million bucks. Three million will come to Vick as a signing bonus and he is guaranteed $15 million over the first three years of the contract. With numbers like that it's hard to argue that he should have stayed in Blacksburg.
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[Arm-Leg]


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


So you think gas prices are high in your neighborhood-
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[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-Madison, WI;]


In Wisconsin- gasoline now costs an arm and a leg-
Yep.. you are not seeing things.
Reular is a buck, 84...
High test is .. AN ARM.
And premium is .. you guessed it.. a leg.
The owner of Tom's Shell has a good sense of humor about it.
Hopefully his customers will too.
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