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Coming up on News 7-
100 people are dead after a stampede at a soccer game-
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Cell phones ... and driving.. IN some places that'll get you a ticket.
One solution for some working parents with sick kids-
Plus in case you did not get enough.. a wrap of tonight's Country Music Awards.
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News 7 is next.

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Driving while using a cell phone- it could be deadly- and in the future it could be illegal- 38 states considering restrictions on phones.
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Good evening...

[Driving-Distractions]


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You've heard of speeding tickets and parking tickets.. but what about a ticket for talking on your cell phone while driving?
It's happening in some parts of the country.
Those laws could expand- because the consensus seems to be that "cell phone talk" while driving is dangerous-


Gretchen Carlson with more on the "talk" that's going on in Washington.
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[SUPER=01-Gretchen Carlson/Reporting; :35]
[Super=01-Patricia Pena/Mother of Crash Victim; :56]
[Super=01-Ryan Hay/Cell Phone Salesperson; 1:18]
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(( Driving with distractions is nothing new. People tune in the radio, tend to their kids, and smoke behind the wheel. But one distraction getting a lot of talk right now cell phones. I see people all the time talking on the phone. Westchester County, New York is one of 9 communities in the U.S. where talking on hand-held cell phones while driving is illegal. And now, Capitol Hill is taking on the debate. Mark Edwards - AAA Traffic Safety Things could get worse and that is the reason we should take the time to act now. Tom Wheeler - Cellular Industry Spokesperson Samaritans using their wireless phones are calling to help others - it saves lives. Gretchen Carlson Reporting Whether or not youre for or against cell phones and driving though, these devices and other distractions, can lead to dangerous situations. Just last month, supermodel Niki Taylor - ironically seen here in a cell phone ad - was critically injured in a car accident where cell phone use was the apparent cause. Patricia Pena lost her daughter in a cell phone related accident 2 years ago. Patricia Pena - Mother of crash victim At 4:58 am on November 3rd, 1999, they pronounced my baby dead. In fact, the latest stats show up to 30% of all accidents are caused by some sort of driving distraction. This you just stick inside your ear. Its one reason - along with the changing laws -- Ryan Hays earpiece business sales have skyrocketed -- consumers looking for ways to continue talking while on the road. Ryan Hay - Cell Phone Salesperson Its improved business at least 75 percent. Transportation officials say more studies need to be done before any federal legislation is passed - as the talk about cell phone safety continues. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, New York.))


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The accident that backed up southbound Interstate 81 traffic for 5 miles this afternoon has been cleaned up.
State police say the accident happened in Montgomery County when a tractor trailer hit an elderly man's car that stopped in the left lane.
Troopers say Daniel W. Devil-biss of Wytheville stopped because of some sort of health problem.
He's in critical condition tonight at Montgomery Regional Hospital, though it's not known if his injuries were caused by the accident or the other medical condition.

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There will not be a state budget compromise in the General Assembly.
After a day of behind- the- scene negotiations, the Senate voted to adjourn until July.
Without a budget deal, the Senate guarantees the thing it opposes the most-- the 70-percent car tax phaseout demanded by the House and Governor Gilmore.
The Senate had insisted on no more than a 55-percent cut because of the softening economy.

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Comair's customers may have taken their last flight.
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The regional airline said today it could go out of business if its striking pilots reject a government proposal to end their walk-out. Comair says the strike is costing it four million dollars a day-- That's about 180- million dollars since the walk-out began in late March. An official with the pilots' union says the latest proposal falls short of what the pilots wanted, but union leaders say they aren't telling them how to vote.
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[VMI-Lawsuit]


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Two cadets' complaint about the evening prayer before dinner at Virginia Military Institute officially marched into court today.
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Neil Mellen and Paul Knick first brought it up in January.
V-M-I said they would NOT be required to stand or bow their heads in prayer, but that the tradition of saying grace in the mess hall would continue.
The A-C-L-U joined the battle today by suing V-M-I's Superintendent on behalf of Knick and Mellen
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((A PUBLIC SCHOOL CANNOT ASSEMBLE STUDENTS, HAVE THEM STAND FOR A PRAYER AND THEN HAVE THEM GO ON THEIR WAY. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS CLEARLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL.))
[SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Va. ACLU Executive Director]
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The suit asks that a federal judge declare the practice unconstitutional and enjoin V-M-I from continuing it.
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[Brazill-Testify]


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He's only fourteen, but it was obvious today that Nathaniel Brazil is being tried as an adult- for murder.
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Brazil underwent intense questioning from the prosecution- about the shooting death of his teacher- Barry Grunow.


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((VOICE OF MARC SHINER/PROSECUTOR: Q:WHAT RIGHT DID YOU HAVE TO SHOOT MR. GRUNOW BETWEEN THE EYES? NATHANIEL BRAZILL: I DIDN'T DO IT INTENTIONALLY. PROSECUTOR: WHAT RIGHT DID YOU HAVE TO SHOOT HIM UNINTENTIONALLY NATE BRAZILL.))
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The questioning then broke Brazill's composure.
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((PROSECUTION: WHAT DID YOU DO WHEN HE FELL TO THE GROUND? NATHANIEL BRAZILL: I RAN PROSECUTION: WHY? NB: BECAUSE I WAS SCARED. ))
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Prosecutors worked to convince the jury that Brazill is a calculating murderer.
But Brazill's former teachers got on the stand- saying Brazill was caring and compassionate in the classroom.
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[Halifax-Drugs]


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Authorities believe they've shut down a major cocaine operation in Southside.
Charles Torian of South Boston was arrested and charged with three counts of distribution of crack cocaine.
Police say Torian was a major cocaine supplier in Halifax County, South Boston, and parts of North Carolina.
More arrests are expected.

[Compton]


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Wayne Compton served Roanoke County for over 25 years. The former supervisor, and longtime Commissioner of Revenue died Tuesday, during a visit to Lexington, Kentucky.
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Compton first ran for a seat on the Board of Supervisors in 1975. He served two years as chairman.
In 1980, he was elected Commissioner of Revenue, and he served in that position ever since.
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Chief deputy Nancy Horn will assume the commissioner's duties until an election is held in November to fill the remainder of the term.

[Greenvale]


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Many parents have to take -off work when their child gets sick.
But the Greenvale School is hoping to give parents another alternative.
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The school is opening it's Get Well Center to the public.
It's a place where parents can drop off their sick kids.
And nurses will help take care of the little ones.
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((THEY CAN PRE REGISTER ANNUALLY AND THEN CALL OUR NURSE SHE DOES A TELEPHONE IN-TAKE, THE CHILD COMES IN AND THEN SHE DOES A PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT, SETS A PLAN IN PLACE FOR THE DAY WITH MEDICATIONS AND A SPECIAL DIET))
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The cost is 20 dollars a day per child -- and there is a 25 dollar yearly registration fee.
The Center will accept kids ages 6 weeks up to 12 years and the center is open all year.
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[Tourism]


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The newest marketing campaign for Western Virginia will focus on the experience of African Americans in this part of the state.
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Today, the Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau unveiled new print advertisements and brochures.
They will promote the Booker T. Washington National Monument, the Harrison Museum of African American Culture and other attractions in the area.
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((DAVE KJOLHEDE/CVB EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: THIS IS JUST THE PLATFORM, THE STRUCTURE AND THERE IS SO MUCH MORE THAT CAN BE ADDED TO IT, AND WE'LL BE DOING THAT OVER TIME, SO WE'RE EXCITED.))
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[OUT Q=doing that over time, so we're excited.]
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A state grant paid for the new marketing effort, and Kjolhede (COLE-heed) hopes a second round of funding will allow the bureau to advertise even more.
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How real was Survivor?
A surprising revelation from the hit show's creator when News 7 returns.
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And they may look and taste fruity but these alcoholic drinks- are now becoming favorites with teens.
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((YOU CANT TELL THERE'S ALCOHOL IN THEM SO A LOT OF KIDS THEY CAN JUST DRINK THEM STRAIGHT.))
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[OUT Q=drink them straight.]
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The latest on alco-pops when we come back.
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with highlights from this evening's Tech-Radford showdown at historic Calfee Park. Million dollar Mike steps up to the microphone in Atlanta. Deion may be headed out of DCTERMS. The Roanoke College softball team is ready to rumble.

And we'll check in how the safety concerns are trickling down to the local tracks tonight on the Big 7.)) [Alcopops]


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The look like lemonaid- and taste like it too- but these new drinks contain alcohol-
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They're known as alco-pops- but they're no POP at all.
In fact many of these malt beverage have more alcohol in them than beer.
Some say these fruit flavored alcoholic drinks are being targeted to teens.
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((THEY'RE EVERYWHERE.. THEY'RE EASIER TO TRANSPORT, EASIER TO HIDE.)) ((REP. ELIOT ENGEL/D- NEW YORK: THEY LOOK LIKE LEMONAIDE.. THEY'RE MARKETED TOWARD TEENS.))
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41 percent of kids in a new study say they've tried alco-pos. The study also shows teens prefer them to beer or liquor by a two to one margin.
Now consumer groups want manufacturers to stop targeting teens-
But the industry says that was never the intent.
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(( JEFF BECKER/PRESIDENT, BEER INSTITUTE: "WITH THE PERCENTAGE OF YOUNG PEOPLE SAYING THEY'VE TRIED OUR PRODUCTS, WE ARE DISCOURAGED AND HAVE OUR WORK CUT OUT FOR US.")) (( GEORGE HACKER/CSPI PARENTS SHOULDN'T HAVE TO COMPETE WITH ALCOHOL MARKETERS, THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE TO COMPETE WITH BEVERAGES THAT LURE THEIR KIDS INTO DRINKING BECAUSE THEY TASTE JUST LIKE SODA POP.))
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Some teens say they taste just like pop- they drink the beverages straight.
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[Stampede]


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Two sporting events turn violent- both soccer games- both overseas.
The first in Ghana- Hospital officials say at least 100 people are dead-
Witnesses say the trouble began when supporters of one of the teams began throwing bottles and chairs onto the field.
Police resonded with tear gas and panicked spectators rushed to get away from the gas.
A call is on for all doctors to report in Ghana- because of the massive number of injuries.
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And in Yugoslavia- Violence erupts at the Croatian Cup soccer finals-
The match -- between two local teams -- had only two minutes left.
That's when fans in one section of the stadium broke through a metal barricade and started throwing stones onto the field.
Riot police quickly moved in and pushed the crowd back using clubs and water cannons.
The unruly fans were forced from that section of the stadium and the game resumed in front of the remaining crowd.
Several people were injured.
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[Survivor]


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It's an on-going debate.
Just how real is "Reality TV".
Well the latest news from TV's most popular reality game show is sure to keep the dispute alive.
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[SUPER=04-"Survivor"]


"Survivor" creator Mark Burnett admits to re-enacting contest scenes on the hit show-
But he says he only does it to get better camera angles.
Burnett says stand-ins were filmed-- then mixed in with later shots of the actual race.
He says none of the re-enactments affected the outcome of the challenges and he only used the re-enactments when certain camera angles were needed.
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Mill Mountain Zoo's baby Snow Leopards are getting ready for their first check-up.
We'll check in on them when News 7 returns.
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[***USE NAT SOUND***]
And find out who the big winners were at tonight's Academy of Country Music Awards.
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[Country-Music]


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It was a big night for country.
Country music's top names filled the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles for the 36th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards ceremonies.
Teresa Estacio takes a look at tonight's nominees and winners.
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((COUNTRY MUSIC'S STAR-STUDDED AWARD SHOW BEGAN WITH FIRST-TIME HOST LEANN RIMES POKING FUN AT HER WELL-PUBLISIZED PERSONAL TROUBLES.
(SOT :THIS IS WHAT ILL LOOK LIKE WHEN MY CONTRACT IS UP)

FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW THE DIXIE CHICKS WON TOP VOCAL GROUP - THIS YEAR HOWEVER, ONLY MARTY SEIDEL WAS THERE TO PICK UP THE AWARD
(SOT NATALIE'S BEEN TAKING CARE OF THIS GUY, AND EMILY'S BEEN TRYING TO MAKE A BABY OF HER OWN)


SOT: THIS JUST IN....LISA HARTMAN BLACK GAVE BIRTH TO A BOUNCING BABY GIRL.
CBS MORNING SHOWS JANE CLAYSON STEPPED IN TO AWARD THE TOP VOCAL EVENT - SURPRISING WINNER LEEANN WOMACK WHO SAYS SHE'S GOTTEN USED TO LOSING AGAINST FAITH HILL.
(SOT: THIS IS SUCH A SURPRISE )

IT WAS HER SECOND WIN OF THE NIGHT:
(SOT: AND THE SONG OF THE YEAR IS....I HOPE YOU DANCE)

COUNTRY MUSIC MAINSTAY GLEN CAMPBELL INTRODUCED ANOTHER: KENNY ROGERS AS THE ACADEMY HONORED HIM WITH THE CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. ENTERTAINER BARBARA MANDREL RECEIVED THE ACADEMY'S PIONEER AWARD FOR HER VERSATILE AND UNSTOPPABLE 30 YEAR CAREER.
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[Audubon-Quartet]


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In less than an hour, the working relationship between the Audubon Quartet and Virginia Tech will be over.
The University has decided not to renew its contract with the group because of infighting and lawsuits between the members.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Some people tried to change that position with a protest and petition today.
The Valley Music Lovers are asking the administration to reconsider and hire all four members of the quartet as artists in residence.
Many talked about the cultural importance the group brings to the New River Valley.
A Tech spokesman said today that the school's position remains unchanged.
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[Wiley]


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The Conductor of the Roanoke Symphony is making a career move. But David Wiley won't be leaving his Roanoke audience entirely behind.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 2000;]

Wiley has accepted a position as Music Director with the Long Island Philharmonic Orchestra in New York. But he'll keep his job in Roanoke, as well. Wiley will divide his time between both jobs. An official with the Roanoke Symphony announced today that Wiley has agreed to stay on as Music Director and Conductor through June 30th of 2003. Wiley has been with the Roanoke Symphony since 1996.
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[Snow-Leopards]


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Three snow leopard cubs at Mill Mountain Zoo will have their first doctor's appointment in the morning.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Infrared Video]

You're looking at infrared video of the cubs and their mother taken earlier tonight. The cubs' birth last Friday made news because snow leopards are an endangered species. The babies appear to be healthy, but will get their first official check up shortly before ten tomorrow morning. At that time they'll also be weighed and have their sex determined. News 7 will be there for the check-up and will have a live report from the zoo on News 7 at Noon.
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[S-Extra]


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Tech gets the best of Radford on the historic diamond at Calfee Park tonight. Millionaire Mike weighs in from Atlanta. The Roanoke women's softball team limbers up for the regionals, and we'll check out the safety concern for the area's local racers.
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[SUPER=03-Ashburn/July 2000;]


But first tonight's Extra Point - Cornerback Deion Sanders signed a seven year 56-million dollar contract with Washington a year ago. Now it looks like Primetime will likely be released so the Skins can pick up three and a half million dollars of salary cap space.
He's says his focus right now is on baseball with the Reds.
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[S-Radford]


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We start this segment in Pulaski at historic Calfee Park where the Virginia Tech Hokies and Radford Highlanders hooked up.
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[SUPER=03-Radford/Va. Tech vs. Radford; :00]

This little girl was having the time of her life last night. And so was Tech early on as Kevin Bice hits the wall in right center field with this blast. The shot brings in John West and Tech is on top 2-to-nothing in the second. The Tech defense would also shine tonight. The infieldhauls in Tom Van Hoose's liner and then make an acrobatic throw back to first for the double play.
[super=34-Virginia Tech/5/Radford/2;]

In the bottom of the fifth, Tech would score again as West sends one north with the bouncer Chris Hutchison scores on the play from first base and Tech wins it last night 5-to-2.
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[S-Vick]


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The Atlanta Falcons mortgaged their future yesterday as they gave Michael Vick a six year $62 million dollar deal - the richest contract ever for an NFL rookie. He gets a $3 million dollar signing bonus and he's guaranteed $15 million over the first three years of the deal.
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Vick will be back in camp with the veterans by the end of the month, but he says he will not be in awe of them.
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[S-Roanoke]


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The Lady Maroons of Roanoke College are preparing for the opening round of the N-C-Double-A Division Three Atlantic Regional tournament.
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :]


For the second year in a row, The Maroons will host the event.
Roanoke finished the regular season 38 and 8 along with their third consecutive ODAC championship. But the tone for this season was set last year in the regionals when Roanoke advanced to the championship brackett.
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Roanoke Seniors Amy Layman and Casey Smith were both named the school's Female Athlete's of the year.
Layman's selection is the first ever for a Roanoke softball player while Smith becomes the third female athlete to win the award twice.
Maroons basketball player Colby Leftwich was awarded the Male Athlete of the year honor.

[S-Safety]


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This coming Sunday marks the one year anniversary of Adam Petty's all too sudden passing. Adam's death at New Hampshire
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and the death of Dale Earnhardt have put safety issues on NASCAR's front burner. The Challenge now is applying the lessons learned to the thousand of Saturday night racers.
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[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount; :39]
[SUPER=01-Clay Campbell/Limited Sportsman Driver; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/Citgo Ford Driver; 1:57]
[RUNS=2:10]
[OUT Q=...THAT NEED IT."]

((Each weekend the Winston Cup, Busch Grand National and Craftsman truck series combine to put 130 drivers in their events. Big deal - the New River Valley Speedway alone hosts that many drivers on any Saturday night. And there are at least 20 tracks in Virginia hosting Saturday night specials every weekend. ((LYNNIE DOUGHTON/DOUGHTON RACING VICE-PRESIDENT:)) Doughton is vice-president of the family owned Doughton Racing Products in Rocky Mount. The company ships performance parts worldwide and more importantly provides safety equipment for many of the drivers in our area including limited sportsman driver Clay Campbell - who says drivers in all divisions of local racing need to make safety more of a priority. ((CLAY CAMPBELL:)) Several drivers are using the HANS device at New River Valley this year. But many weekend warriors are still neglecting the little things. ((LYNNIE:)) Helping the driver last forever is the goal, and no one in Winston Cup is doing more to that end than Jeff Burton - who has invested a great deal of time and money into designing the perfect seat.)) ((JEFF BURTON:))

[S-Sixers]


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[WRITER=mst]
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The Eastern conference semi-final between the Sixers and Raptors is now tied at a game apiece thanks to the exploits of the man known as "Bubba-Chuck."
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[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/TNT; :00]

Allen Iverson blew up last night at the First Union Center by knocking in 54 points. He had 20 in the second quarter and 19 more in the 4th as he completely outscored the rest of his teammates.
[SUPER=32-Toronto/92/Philadelphia/97;]

Game three is Friday night in Toronto. The Sixers get this one 97-to-92. (------------)