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Coming up on News 7-
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Fire at New River Foundry causes damage-
We'll have the latest.
If you suffer allergies it may soon be easier to get your medicine. We'll tell you why.
Plus a struggle for life for hundreds of thousands of seals.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


Plus the Mothers Day forecast.
News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Timothy McVeigh's execution is delayed for one month-
But his lawyers say it was not the news McVeigh wanted to hear.
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[SOT 20:16:31]
[IN Q=]

((ROB NIGHT/MCVEIGH'S ATTORNEY: HE'S DISTRESSED ABOUT THIS IN THAT HE KNOWS THE IMPACT THAT IS HAS UPON HIS FAMILY AND THOSE THAT CARE ABOUT HIM.))
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[OUT Q=care about him.]
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[VO-NAT]


While people in Oklahoma City had this response.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=20:44:21]

((RIGHT NOW I'M JUST NUMB. )) ((IT HURTS.. YEA IT HURTS.))
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So victims families wait longer- not knowing what will happen to Timothy McVeigh.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good evening...

[McVeigh]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It was a surprise to everyone involved- the FBI admitting it made mistakes- and did not hand over thousands of documents to the defense.
So today the Attorney General reacted- postponing Timothy McVeigh's execution until one month from today.
Tonight.. reaction to the news and what it could mean?
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEan and Teri /Newspath;]


Teri Okita is following the story and has the latest from Washington.
[LIVE=Teri /FULL Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
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[***ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH***]
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[SUPER=01-Bill McVeigh/Father; ]
[SUPER=01-John Ashcroft/Attorney General]
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((IT COULD BE UP TO OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBER, TIMOTHY MCVEIGH, TO HELP DECIDE HIS FATE. HE AND HIS LAWYERS WILL POUR OVER 31-HUNDRED FBI DOCUMENTS FROM HIS CASE-- HANDED OVER THURSDAY AND DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT TO REQUEST A STAY OF EXECUTION. MCVEIGH IS DESCRIBED AS BEING DISTRESSED OVER ALL OF THIS HAVING ALREADY SAID GOODBYE TO HIS FAMILY.
(Super: Bill McVeigh/Father)
SOT: Another tough 30-days-- like starting over again, and its gonna be four weeks of hell. Just the way it was the la

st four weeks wont change anything. TRACK: ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN ASHCROFT DELAYED THE EXECUTION UNTIL JUNE 11TH SO THAT MCVEIGH'S ATTORNEYS COULD HAVE TIME TO REVIEW THE DOCUMENTS.
(Super: John Ashcroft/Attorney General)
SOT: I understand that victims and victims family members await justice. But if any questions or doubts remain about t

his case, it would cast a permanent cloud over justice. (:14) TRACK: PRESIDENT BUSH SUPPORTS THE ATTORNEY GENERALS DECISION AND SAYS THIS SHOULDN'T BE A TIME FOR MCVEIGH TO REVEL IN THE FBI'S BLUNDER.
BUSH SOT: He should say he's lucky to be in America. That's what he ought to say. That this is a country who will bend

over backwards to make sure that his constitutional rights are guaranteed. TRACK: SOME IN THE FBI SAY THE MISTAKE WAS FIRST DISCOVERED BACK IN DECEMBER. THE FBI HAS LAUNCHED AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION INTO WHY THE NEW EVIDENCE WOULD SURFACE LESS THAN ONE WEEK BEFORE THE EXECUTION. ))
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[Allergy-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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It might be a little easier to get allergy medications-
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[VO-NAT]


The popular allergy drugs- Claritin, (Zir-teck) Zyrtec- and Allegra may soon be available over the counter.
A Food and Drug administration advisory panel gave the drugs the go ahead-
The Nation's health insurers are tired of paying the high cost of the drugs- one California insurance company is asking the FDA to make the medications available without a prescription.
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[SOT]
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((THERE'S A WEALTH OF INFORMATION ON THE SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF THESE DRUGS.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Seideman/Wellpoint Health Networks;]
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[OUT Q=of these drugs.]
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[VO-NAT]


But the makers of the drugs say not so fast- taking the medicines without a doctor's supervision could put your health at risk.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We don't know]

((WE DON'T KNOW HOW OFTEN IT WILL BE APPROPRIATELY USED TO TREAT COLDS. WE DON'T KNOW HOW OFTEN PATIENTS WILL OVERDOSE OR UNDERDOSE.)) [butt to 20:12:46] ((YOU KNOW WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE.. YOU KNOW WHAT WILL HELP YOU.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Speigel/Schering-Plough]
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[OUT Q=WILL HELP YOU.]
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[VO-NAT]


Last year the three drugs accounted for about 5-billion dollars in prescription sales.
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[OxyContin]
[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Higher doses of the painkiller oxycontin will be taken off the shelves says its maker, Purdue Pharma- it's pulling the 160 milligram tablets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Purdue says it was concerned about the possible abuse of the high strength tablets.
So it decided to temporarily suspend shipments of the tablets --until it studies the issue further.
The 160 milligram tablets were used to treat patients suffering from the most severe, persistent pain.
Now, the highest dose available will be 80 milligrams.
Purdue is also working to make a less abusable form of the pain killer.
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[Million-Mom]


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Last Mother's Day hundreds of thousands of women marched on the Mall in Washington D.C. calling for more sensible gun laws.
This year the Million Mom March is taking its message to hometowns across the country.
Kate Weidaw tells us what the Roanoke chapter is doing on Sunday.
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[SUPER=03-Washington DC/May 14, 2000;:00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:13]
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[SUPER=01-Paul Hylton/Bryansteens Gun and Archery Manager;:50]
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(([NAT SOUND OF MILLION MOM MARCH LAST YEAR]
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Their numbers made a statement last year, that moms across the country want law makers to pass more sensible gun laws.
This year the group is smaller but Pam Young hopes the message of the Million Mom March is just as loud in downtown Roanoke.

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((PAM YOUNG: WE JUST WANT TO REMIND PEOPLE WE'RE STILL HERE AND THERE ARE STILL THINGS THAT AREN'T RIGHT WITH THE SYSTEM THAT WE WANT TO GET RIGHT.))
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The Million Mom March is calling for extensive background checks for ANYONE who wants to purchase a weapon, gun safety locks, and requiring all handgun owners to be licensed and to register their weapon.

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((PAM YOUNG: WE'RE NOT BANNING GUNS BUT JUST FOR MAKING IT MORE RESPONSIBLE FOR PEOPLE TO OWN GUNS.))
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But gun dealers say many of the things the Million Mom March is calling for are already on the books.

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((PAUL HYLTON/MANAGER BRYANSTEENS GUNS AND ARCHERY: ALL THE MANUFACTURES HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN PUTTING GUN SAFETY LOCKS WITH NEW FIRE ARMS AND THAT WAS REALLY A VOLUNTARY MOVE ON THEIR PART.))
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Hylton and other gun owners say gun safety starts with educating children. And to always keeping guns locked up.

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((PAUL HYLTON: KIDS ARE NATURALLY CURIOUS SO WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND SECURING THE GUN IN A SAFE OR A GUN BOX OR A LOCK.))
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[NAT SAFE CLOSING]
No matter which side you're on the Million Mom March in Roanoke welcomes everyone.
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((KATE WEIDAW: YOUNG HOPES TO PACK LEE PLAZA ON SUNDAY NOT ONLY WITH WOMEN BUT CHILDREN AND MEN AND THOSE HOPING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MILLION MOM MARCH. IT ALL STARTS AT 5 O'CLOCK. KATE WEIDAW NEWS7 ROANOKE.))
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[PKG-Foundry-Fire]


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A Radford business was evacuated today after flames break out.
New River Foundry is no stranger to this kind of accident - just over a year ago three people died in an explosion there.
Company officials say today's blaze was not started by one of their employees, but a private welding company.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has more.
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[SUPER=01-Jayme Schmidt/Witness; :27]
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[Last-Year]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It was early March of last year, when the plant exploded... killing three workers.
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[SUPER=03-Radford/March 5, 2000]


OSHA and police investigators agreed a gas leak caused the blast.
The parent company Intermet agreed to pay more than three-quarters of a million dollars in fines for safety violations at the plant.
It was several months before repairs were completed and the damaged facilities re-opened.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Residents in the likely path of Interstate 73 put their fight against the road into high gear.
That's next on News 7.
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And a love-triangle between three police officers ends in a standoff.
We'll have the latest.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with highlights from a milestone night for Brandy Bailey. The Roanoke College women open with a win in the NCAAs. The Steam is for sale if the Price is Right. It's been a year since the passing of young Adam, and a former Tech kicker Tugs for Tots tonight on the Big 7.))

[Southeast]


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A group of homeowners is trying to keep Interstate 73 from being built.
This comes just a day after state engineers recommended a route to the Commonwealth Transportation Board.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The residents say I-73 will NOT bring the economic benefits that state leaders have promised, and that the Southeast Roanoke route will tear apart neighborhoods.
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[SOT TC-18:42]
[IN Q=It is better that they have...]

((MARK PETERSEN/SOUTHEAST ACTION FORUM; IT IS BETTER THAT THEY HAVE CHOSEN NOT TO BUILD BYPASSES OVER PRISTINE WOODLANDS AND FARMLANDS, BUT IT STILL DOESN'T JUSTIFY THE UNWANTED DESTRUCTION OF PEOPLE'S NEIGHBORHOODS AND THEIR HOMES.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Petersen/Southeast Action Forum]
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[OUT Q=neighborhoods and their homes.]
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The group also says the increase in traffic would harm Roanoke's air quality, and cause increased pollution to the area.
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[Danville-Ax]


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An afternoon accident in Danville sent several people to the hospital and backed up traffic for hours.
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[VO-NAT]
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The five car accident happened just after 1:30 on Piney Forest Road.
Police say the driver of this car ran off the road, overcorrected and then hit two cars sitting at a red light.
Three people were taken to the hospital including an infant.
All suffered minor injuries.
The driver is charged with failing to maintain proper control of her vehicle.
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[Nashville-Standoff]


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A standoff this evening involving an off-duty Nashville policeman.
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[VO-NAT]
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Officials say Mark Nelson was involved in a love triangle with two other officers.
They say he tried to shoot them this afternoon, before he was surrounded by a swat team.
Nelson fired several shots into the ground and police cars.
Two schools were locked down and nearby residents were told to stay in their homes.
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((IT'S VERY SCARY BECAUSE MY SISTER AND MY DAD THEY'RE IN THE HOUSE AND THE POLICE OFFICERS WONT LET THEM OUT BECAUSE THERE'S A SHOOTING DOWN FROM MY HOUSE)) [NO SUPER]
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After four hours of negotiations, Nelson surrendered to his fellow officers.
The only person injured was Nelson himself, when he was grazed by a ricocheting bullet from his own gun.
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[Bush-Taxes]


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A break in taxes is the quickest way to help consumers deal with high energy prices.
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[Vo-nat]
That's according to President Bush who says he hopes Congress passes his budget soon.
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[SOT 14:02:37]
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((BUSH: TAX RELIEF WILL BE GOOD FOR OUR ECONOMY BUT TAX RELIEF IS ALSO AN IMPORTANT WAY TO HELP DEAL WITH HIGH ENERGY PRICES AND SO CONGRESS NEEDS TO ACT AND I'M CONFIDENT IF THEY HAVE THE WILL THEY CAN GET THIS DONE BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY.))
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[OUT Q=before Memorial Day.]
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Bush says a tax cut will help people pay the high prices at the pump.
He says we also need to deal with increases in energy demand by increasing the energy supply.
Bush says we can do that by building more refineries.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Thousands of visitors will descend on Bedford next month for the D-Day Memorial dedication.
Still ahead, find out how hundreds of volunteers plan to keep them supplied with food and drink with military-like precision.
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[VO-NAT]


And it's a life or death situation for hundreds of thousands of seals.
Find out how wind could make the difference next.
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[seals]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Death awaits hundreds of thousands of baby seals in the White Sea.
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[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]

According to a Russian scientist, about 200-thousand seal cubs will die this year, due to starvation. Unusually strong winds have prevented the newborn Greenland seals from migrating to better feeding grounds. Scientists say they've only seen conditions like this one other time in the last forty years. Because local officials do not have the means to form a massive seal evacuation, it's unlikely that anything can be done for these starving cubs.
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[D-Day-Volunteers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Volunteers will make sure there's plenty to eat and drink at the dedication of the D-Day memorial... even if the guest list has more than 15- thousand names on it.
Steve Smallshaw tells us how Bedford is preparing for its biggest bash ever.
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[SUPER=01-John Messier/Hospitality Committee Chairman; :37]
[SUPER=@ssm2; :50]
[SUPER=01-Greg Warren/Volunteer; 1:11]
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(( They'll be coming here by the thousands.. drawn by a sense of history and a desire to honor heroes who laid down their lives 57 years ago.
Officials estimate at least 15- thousand people will attend the D-Day Memorial dedication June 6th.. people who will be on site hours before and hours after the 11:30 a.m. ceremony.
[natsot 12:16:18]

((INSTEAD OF DOING VOUCHERS WHERE THEY HAVE TO KEEP UP WITH IT..))
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The D-Day Foundation has asked Bedford's Chamber of Commerce to take care of feeding and hydrating the crowds that day.
John Messier and a volunteer crew of 250 have been busy with the details, right down to picking the labels for the water bottles.
[SOT 12:10:24]

((JOHN MESSIER/HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE COFFEE AND DONUTS FOR THE FIRST FEW HOURS, FOR THE BREAKFAST MEAL, AND THEN THE HOTDOGS WILL START IN WE'LL HAVE HOTDOGS, CHIPS, THAT SORT OF THING.))
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[OUT Q=sort of thing.]


Food sales should be brisk.
With President Bush invited to speak, security will be tight and visitors won't be allowed to bring anything of their own onto the site.
Putting on a show like this requires a lot of manpower.. but just like D-Day, 1944, Bedford is providing more than its share.
[SOT 12:14:25]

((GREG WARREN/VOLUNTEER: WE'RE TRYING TO GATHER AS MANY BUSINESS EMPLOYEES FROM THE AREA, MEMBERS OF THE CHAMBER, TO COME TOGETHER AND HELP US WITH THIS EFFORT.))
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[OUT Q=with this effort.]
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((JOHN MESSIER: THEY ALL WANT TO BE A PART OF THE EVENT I BELIEVE, AND THEY KNOW THE SIGNIFICANCE OF D-DAY IN THIS COMMUNITY AND IT'S JUST AN EMOTION- FILLED THING AND I THINK THEY JUST WANT TO BE ABLE TO HELP OUT AS MUCH AS THEY CAN.))
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[OUT Q=as they can.]


Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.))

[Chip]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
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A bunch of grown-ups playing a children's game raised more than 21-thousand dollars for children's health.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

21 businesses fielded teams for the 5th annual "Tug for Tots" fundraiser. All of the proceeds go to CHIP - The Child Health Investment Partnership. That organization provides health care for children who can't afford it otherwise. The team from American Electric Power won the heavyweight division, while CSI was the top team in the lightweight category.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Brandy Bailey hits a major career milestone tonight. Roanoke advances in NCAA softball. The Steam is up for sale. The loss of young Adam still hurts Kyle and Petty. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

The Tug for Tots brings together employees from different departments within a business to pull for a good cause. It also produces some surprising faces occasionally. As was the case today as former Virginia Tech kicker Mickey Thomas helped Frito Lay win two matches.
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[SUPER=01-Mickey Thomas/Former Tech Kicker; :00]
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[go to break]

[S-Northside]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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The Blue Ridge District's top two softball teams would battle last night in Roanoke County as number one Northside
[GRAPHIC=BRANDY BAILEY]

and ace pitcher Brandy Bailey chased a huge milestone. One of which folks in this part of the state have never seen before.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Mountaineers vs. Vikings; :00]

Bailey began the night against Alleghany needing just 8 strikeouts to reach one thousand for her career. She would reach the milestone in the last inning on the final batter. She now has 1000 Ks.
She would get the run support to also notch the win and stay unbeaten. In the bottom of the first, Bailey cracks a double into left and Jessica Wilkerson is gonna score.
Then, Carrie Fertitta connects on the double and that will score another Northside run as
[SUPER=34-Northside/15/Alleghany/0;]Christie Gauldin crosses home plate and it's 3-nothing Vikings.


Ashton Layman makes the count 4-nothing on this base hit that plates Christa Wilmoth from third.
Northisde wins it 15-TO-NOTHING and improves to 17 and OH and 12 and OH in the district.
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[S-Noke]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-86 (1:51:25)]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA ]


Roanoke College has advanced to the second round of the in the N-C-Double A Division three Atlantic regional softball tournament.
The Maroons nipped Christopher Newport 1 to nothing yesterday at the Moyer complex.
Roy Stanley has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="The Maroons...]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Roanoke vs C. Newport; :00]
[SUPER=01-Amy Layman/Winning Pitcher; :42]
[SUPER=01-Alan Bayse/Roanoke Head Coach; :55]
[SUPER=@Roy1; 1:04]
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[OUT Q=.....news 7 sports."]

((The Maroons and Captans would shake hands before taking the field in the opener of the Tournament.
It was a pitcher's duel but Newport had runners on second and third before Maroon pitcher Amy Layman struck out a batter and ended the inning on a pop fly.
Roanoke then rallied in the fifth. Crystal Berry lays down a bunt single advancing a runner to third and in scoring position.
Layman came to the plate and hit a high chopper to third Lisa Wasiloff slides under a high throw at home and the Maroons took the one to nothing lead.
But the Captains threatened in the top of the seventh. Layman struck out 2 in a row and the Maroons get the one to nothing win.)) ((AMY LAYMAN/WINNING PITCHER:)) ((ALAN BAYSE/ROANOKE HEAD COACH:)) ((ROY STANDUP:))
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[ANCHOR=mike]
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Roanoke will play powerful Salisbury State in that game. The Sea Gulls, Roanoke, York and Muhlenberg are all still alive.

[S-ACC]


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


The UVa women weren't as fortunate in the opening round of the ACC tournament in Raleigh last night. The Lady Cavs lost to North Carolina 7-to-3. UVa will play Ga. Tech in the loser's bracket this morning at 11.

[S-Steam]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-95 12:51]
[GRAPHIC=Steam]

The Roanoke Steam plays at Charleston tonight.
However, News 7 sports' has confirmed yesterday that the Steam could be sold and soon. This morning, two of the Steam owners, Hugh Lantz and Dick Yancey, talked with Steve Mason
from their offices in Harrisonburg. Lantz says he spoke with a potential out of state buyer this morning.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="we gave a]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=.....negotiations"]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Two weeks ago, Steam ownership received a formal, written offer from an outside party to buy the team, but turned it down. The team has been for sale for the last five weeks but ownership is not pushing the issue.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="we're]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=.....Roanoke"]
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[S-Adam]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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The Winston Cup stars are taking their normal Mother's Day break this weekend.
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Unfortunately, there is no break or relief from the pain the parents of Adam Petty still feel. One year ago today Adam Petty was killed at New Hampshire. He was just 19 years old when he died on May 12th.
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[OUT Q=...THE CASE."]
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The Cave Spring Knights' girls soccer team was hoping to all but wrap up the RVD regular season crown tonight,
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but Patrick Henry had other plans. Earlier this year Cave Spring beat the Patriots on their home turf, but tonight PH scores in the final four minutes to break open the scoreless tie and win it 1-to-nothing.
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The Washington Redskins say it looks like Darrell Green will be back with the team this fall.
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Green, who is now 41 years old is expected to return for his 19th season. Darrell says he not only plans to play but that he also intends to regain his starting position in the defensive backfield. (------------) Head coach Marty Schottenheimer has yet to discuss what role he will play.