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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

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A historic day at a historic institution.... as the first group of women to complete four years at Virginia Military Institute are awarded diplomas.
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And, a state trooper who shot a man is cleared of criminal wrongdoing.

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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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In sports, Roanoke College comes up short in the Division three softball championship Rusty Wallace and the Winston Cup Drivers are set for tonight's Winston.
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[VO-NAT]


And tomorrow will be a busy day for Vince Carter of the Toronto Raptors.
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[Weather-Head]
[ANCHOR=Jacey]
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Severe thunderstorms with heavy rain, strong winds and even large hail are pounding southwest Virginia. We'll show you where the storms are headed and how long the rough weather will last coming up. [Video-Open]
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[WRITER=kwe]
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((NATASHA MILLER: I'VE LEARNED I'M CAPABLE OF DOING ANYTHING IN LIFE.))
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[VO-NAT]

It's a historic day at V-M-I as the first females to complete all four years at the military school receive their diplomas.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]


Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[VMI-Graduation]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=kwe]
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VMI's class of 2001 was considered by some to be the most watched class in the school's 162 year history. [2-SHOT - TERESA/KATE SET;] Today the spot light was again on the military college and its 14 female graduates. Kate Weidaw attended today's ceremony. [TAKE KATE FULL]
[SUPER=@Kate1]

Many of the graduates tell me it's been a long road to get to this day, but well worth it. While these graduates are not the first females to get their diplomas from VMI, they are the first to complete all four years at the school. ((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SUPER=03-Lexington]
[SUPER=01-Tamina Mars/VMI Graduate]
[SUPER=01-Maria Vasile/VMI Graduate]
[SUPER=01-Justin Fertick/VMI Graduate]
[SUPER=01-Paul Bickford/VMI Graduate]
[SUPER=01-Natasha Miller/VMI Graduate]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John McCain/(R) U.S. Senator]
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250 graduates wearing their gray uniforms marched proudly through Cameron Hall. While this day is a milestone for all of these seniors, it is the women the world has watched the last four years.
[NATS OF CALLING TAMINA MARS NAME TO GET DIPLOMA]
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When Tamina Mars walked on to VMI's campus in the fall of 19-97 she was part of the first 25 female rats. During that last four years she's seen 11 of her classmates drop out, but she decided not to give up.

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((TAMINA MARS: THERE HAVE BEEN TIMES WHEN THINGS ARE SO BAD YOU WANT TO GO HOME BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY YOU GO TO YOUR ROOM AND TALK WITH YOUR FRIENDS THAT JUST MEANS A LOT.))
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While the class of 2001 has made history at VMI, graduates like Maria Vasile say she didn't attend the institute for that reason.

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((MARIA VASILE: I JUST WENT TO SCHOOL AND DID THE SAME THING THEY DID I DON'T FEEL LIKE I DID ANYTHING DIFFERENT.))
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But the men at the institute did notice something was different when the women joined the rat line. Some fought the U-S Supreme Court's decision to let women attend.

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((JUSTIN FERTICK: THE ONLY THING WE WERE AGAINST AT FIRST WAS THE BREAKING OF TRADITION AND THOUGHT THE SCHOOL MIGHT CHANGE A LOT BUT IT REALLY DIDN'T.))
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((PAUL BICKFORD: IT'S FUNNY WITH ALL THE SKEPTISUM ACTUALLY A LOT OF THE WOMEN ARE LIKE GUYS, IT'S LIKE A LITTLE TESTOSTERONE IN THE MIX.))
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Natasha Miller says overcoming the odds with the men wasn't easy but they learned to work together.

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((NATASHA MILLER: WE LOVE EACH OTHER SO MUCH BECAUSE WE'RE ALL BEEN THROUGH IT TOGETHER AND THEY'VE SUPPORTED US 110%.))
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((JOHN MCCAIN: I WANT TO JOIN IN THE CHORUS OF CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE CLASS OF 2001 GENTLEMEN AND LADIES I SALUTE YOU.))
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Navy veteran and United States Senator John McCain addressed the graduates and said their experience reaffirmed his life long faith that in America anything is possible.
[NAT SOUND 18:03] ((THE CLASS OF 2001 IS HERE BY RELIEVED OF ALL DUTY.))
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[NATS OF CHEERING]
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[TAKE KATE FULL] Most of the 14 female graduates have already found jobs or are taking full time positions in the military. [2-SHOT KATE/TERESA] But one thing was for sure Teresa, they are happy to be out of the media spot light.

[McCain]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=kwe]
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After the ceremony-- Senator John McCain took time out to promote the latest bill he's trying to pass.
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[VO-NAT 00-48 1:20:55]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Jan. 20]

The bill pushes for background checks at gun and trade shows. McCain says it's ridiculous that checks are made only when you purchase a gun at a store.
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[SOT 19:45]
[IN Q=I've been]

((JOHN MCCAIN: I'VE BEEN FOR GUN SHOW LOOP HOLES WHICH ALLOWS CRIMINALS TO SELL GUNS AT GUN SHOWS WHICH THEY WON'T OTHER WISE BE ABLE TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John McCain/(R) U.S. Senator]
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[OUT Q=be able to do.]
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McCain says he feels he has support from enough other lawmakers to pass the bill.
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[Hollins-Preview]


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[WRITER=rle]
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Tomorrow's graduation at Hollins University will signal the end for the school's leader.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./May 1st;]

Hollins is ready to pass out more than 200 diplomas, just weeks after more than a hundred students protested the school's supposed lack of diversity. This will be the last graduation for President Janet Rasmussen, who is stepping down amid declining enrollment and allegations of mismanagement and poor spending.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=hold]

A-B-C corespondent Ann Compton will deliver tomorrow's commencement address.
She is a 19-69 graduate of Hollins, and started her career in journalism with an internship at W-D-B-J-7 during her

junior year at the school.[WV-Flooding]


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[WRITER=tha]
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Flooding is causing serious problems in West Virginia. Yesterday-- the Governor there declared a state of emergency for Mercer, Raleigh, Boone and Wyoming counties. High water is also a problem in Logan County. A six year old girl was found drowned this morning and rescue crews are still searching for the little girl's father.
The two were carried away after their pickup truck became submerged in Buffalo Creek near Man.




[11River-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-30 14:11]
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Thunderstorms last night created dangerous conditions for three swimmers in the Roanoke River. As Jennifer Miele tells us - it was quite a close call -
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(( By-standers say three people decided to take a swim in the Roanoke River around 6:45 Friday night -- and everything was fine, until a sudden downpour sped up the already swiftly flowing current.
The swimmers suddenly found themselves clinging to a tree limb to stay afloat. [STAND UP] [tc:00:13:05] ((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: TWO WITNESSES SAY THE SWIMMERS DEBATED A WHILE BEFORE ASKING FOR HELP, BUT FINALLY DID. ONE WITNESS USED HIS CELL PHONE TO CALL 9-1-1. RESCUE WORKERS ARRIVED, AND THE SWIMMERS WERE PULLED TO SAFETY BY KAYAKERS. ONE WITNESS SAYS -- WHILE THIS WAS A CLOSE CALL, IT PROBABLY COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED.)) [RUNS17]
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[tc: 00:04:24] ((TROY HERSTINE: THERE'S A SIGN ON THE TREE UP THERE THAT SAYS NOT SAFE FOR SWIMMING OR DRINKING.)) [RUNS05]
Troy Herstine was fishing at the river when the accident happened.
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[tc:00:03:42] ((TROY HERSTINE: THE POLICE AND AMBULANCE AND FIRE TRUCKS STARTED GOING BY. I ASKED ONE OF THE RESCUE WORKERS, SOMEBODY WAS WALKING BY HERE THEY SAID THERE WERE SOME KIDS STUCK IN A TREE.)) [RUNS12]
Herstine says the water conditions today weren't exactly ideal for swimming.
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[tc:00:03:22] ((TROY HERSTINE: IT'S KIND OF MUDDY, IT'S UP A LITTLE BIT SINCE ITS BEEN RAINING. IT'S NORMALLY NOT THIS SWIFT.)) [RUNS07]
Witnesses say the three swimmers didn't want to be sent to the hospital, and opted to return home instead.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Amherst-Trooper]


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[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-22 TC-31:26]
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A state trooper who shot a man during a high speed chase and foot pursuit in Madison Heights has been cleared of criminal wrong-doing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co./March;]

Trooper James Scott shot 24- year old Edgar Jermaine Harvey in the shoulder after chasing him through several back yards. Police say Scott had stopped Harvey because he suspected him of driving drunk. A two-month criminal investigation by the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations cleared Scott this week. He remains on administrative duty until a routine internal investigation is also complete.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]


Coming up, a Virginia teacher is accused of teaching something that wasn't on the syllabus... cheating in the classroom.
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[VO-NAT]

and in an industry already under fire, some local tobacco farmers are dealing with some more tough conditions. Stay tuned, we'll have more in a minute.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess] [COMMERCIAL]


[Teacher-SOLs]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=dse]
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A third-grade teacher in Petersburg is accused of doctoring her students' scores on the Standards of Learning Test.
School officials have declined to identify the teacher, who had taught for 13 years and was forced to resign. An Education Department spokesman says the students were re-tested and the state will use the scores of the second test in determining the school's accreditation rating.

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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=tha]
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Mother Nature is causing problems for tobacco farmers on the North Carolina/Virginia border. Officials say burley growers in the northwest part of North Carolina are dealing with late frosts and drought- like conditions.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]

Officials say growers typically have their plants set out and ready to go by this time of year. But with early morning frosts this week and more expected next week, many have delayed planting. The region has also suffered from a severe dry spell, which has left the soil parched and has kept farmers from moving seedlings from beds to fields.
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[Preview-Profile]


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[WRITER=kwe]
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He's a crime fighting dog who tracks down narcotics and criminals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]

But before Mac joined the Bedford County Sheriff's Department's K-9 unit... he was found neglected. Last year a Roanoke County animal control officer discovered the rottweiler... Mac had to be nursed back to health at an area animal hospital. Today - he's Corporal Chris Wimer's partner in fighting crime.
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((CHRIS WIMER: IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THE WAY HE WAS TREATED AND HE CAN STILL BE FRIENDLY TOWARDS FOLKS, IT'S PRETTY REMARKABLE.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Wimer/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.]
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[OUT Q=it's pretty remarkable.]
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[VO-NAT]

It's a rag to riches story for man's best friend...
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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You can see how Mac is adjusting to his new life as a K-9 officer with Bedford County, tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning.




[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Coming up, Roy Stanley will have highlights from the diamond, the track, and the links...
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[VO-NAT]

but before that, Shannon Young will take us to an enchanted forest in Lexington. There's more to come on News 7 at six...
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[Boxerwood-Garden]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Time Off #2]
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Lexington is home to an ideal place to bring a bag lunch and to enjoy the shade of an enchanted forest. Shannon Young takes us to Lexington's Boxerwood Gardens in this week's Time Off.
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((I think it's a piece of land that's been loved for a long period of time.))
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KB Bailey bought Boxerwood Gardens about 15 years years ago. In lavishing the grounds' nearly 7-thousand trees with love she's continuing the work of Dr. Robert Munger who created the Gardens more than 40-years ago.
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[IN Q=When I look at this place the one thing...]

((When I look at this place the one thing that comes to mind is how short a period of time in the life of a tree I get to be here with that tree. The tree is the oldest living organism on the face of the Earth and their lives are getting shorter and shorter.))
[OUT Q=lives are getting shorter and shorter.]

KB invites you to wander the 31-acres, enjoying the shade of a massive cherry tree, the playful flutter of a Chinese Fringe and the stately nature of a Blue Spruce. Bring a picnic lunch and relax under the shade of a giant oak. And wait for the wildlife to make an appearance.
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[IN Q=We're a natural, big, bird feeder.]

((We're a natural, big, bird feeder. We've so many different trees that bear fruit. Cedar Waxwings have been seen in the hundreds as well as a solitary Sandpiper for two years running on the same date.))
[OUT Q=two years running on the same date.]

You may also spy frogs and turtles in the Gardens' two ponds, or be visited by Carrot and Predator, the resident cats.
Then there's Stratton the boxer, the species for which the grounds were named.
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[IN Q= K.B. calls the garden...]

((K.B. calls the garden an "amusement park for kids." She says it's a place where little ones can get close to big trees and other parts of nature they might otherwise not get a chance to see.))
[OUT Q=otherwise not get a chance to see.]

That's why, in the midst of this enchanted forest, you'll run across learning stations designed to increase your awareness of the power of nature.
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[IN Q=I don't know, you know.]

((I don't know, you know. It's really hard to say. It's just a fun place to be, here around the trees. The trees have a spirit and you can't deny it. Walk through, it's a fun place to be.))
[OUT Q=Walk through. It's a fun place to be.]

Shannon Young, News 7, Lexington.))




[Lowe's-Speedway]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC-1:05:42]
[GRAPHIC=Lowe's Motorspeedway]

It's been year since dozens of race fans were injured when a walkway collapsed at the Lowes Motor Speedway.
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[VO-NAT 1:37:33]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC/May 21, 2000;]

No one was killed but 107- people were injured. The Winston returns to the track again tonight and fans will pack the grandstands like always. But track officials aren't taking any chances this year. A command post has been built in time for this weekend's events and next week's Coca- Cola 600. The center will house various emergency officials.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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And coming up in sports, The Softball season ended today for Roanoke College The Cubs and Diambondbacks hooked up today at Wrigley.
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And We'll check in over at the Moyers Sports complex for today's Division Two softball highlights.
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[S-Noke]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
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Roanoke College's run at a Division three softball championship ended today at the National Championships In Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Wheaton beat Roanoke 4 to 1 knocking the Maroons out of the double elimination tournament.
Rachel Cappozi went 1 for 2 driving in the Maroons only run. Roanoke ends the season 42 and 11.

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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-93 tc 22:53]
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The Eastern New Mexico softball team will go home with one more team member than they arrived with in Southwest Virginia, but the Zias (ZEE-ahs) won't go home with a national championship.
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[VO-NAT]


Yesterday Eastern coach Kathleen Rodiguez gave birth to Aryn (ERIN) James at Roanoke Community Hospital.
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Today the Nebraska-Omaha loaded the bases at the top of the third. Eastern's Jennifer Harrer hits Tiffany Jones to force one run home.
Later that inning the Mavericks would add some insurance runs as the U-N-O beats Eastern New Mexico three to zero.


[super=34-Nebraska-Omaha/3/Eastern New Mexico/0;]


But making the tournament and coach Kathleen Rodiguez having her baby while in Salem, has put the young Eastern program in the spotlight.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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In the second game of the day it was Bloomsburg beat Alabama-Huntsville 3 to 1.
Humbolt State and Lewis just got underway.


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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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Chicago and Arizona wrapped up a three game series at Wrigley field this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/FOX SPORTS; :]


The Diamondbacks got on the board first. Luis Gonzalez hits a shot off the wall in centerfield for a double scoring 2 runs and Arizozna led the game 2 to nothing in the third.
Then in the bottom of the third Arizona pitcher Miguel Batista throws a wild pitch Chicago's Todd Dunwoody scores from third to make the score 2 to 1.
[SUPER=35-Chicago/6/Arizona/2/;]


Sammy Sosa came to the plate in the bottom of the fifth and takes this pitch off the centerfield wall for a triple two runs score to make it 3 to 2 Chicago and the Cubs go on to win it 6 to 2.
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[S-Rusty]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-88 15816tc]
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Rusty Wallace starts on the poll for the Winston all-star race tonight at Charlotte. Rusty's only win in this event came way back in 1989.
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[IN Q="Well, when you...]

((RUSTY WALLACE:))
[SUPER=01-Rusty Wallace/Starts on the Pole Tonight; :00]
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[OUT Q=...ONLY REASON WE DO IT."]
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[VO-NAT]

Here's a look at the how the field will stack up for tonight's $2 million dollar event.
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[SUPER=0107-1. Rusty Wallace/115.337/2. Bobby Labonte//3. Kevin Harvick//4. Tony Stewart//5. Ward Burton//;]
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[SUPER=0107-6. Jeff Burton//7. Terry Labonte//8. Mark Martin//9. Bill Elliott//10. Jeff Gordon//;]
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[SUPER=0107-11. Dale Jarrett//12. Bobby Hamilton//13. Matt Kenseth//14. Jeremy Mayfield//15. Dale Earnhardt Jr.//;]
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[SUPER=0107-16. Steve Park//17. Jerry Nadeau//18. Elliott Sadler//19. Michael Waltrip//;]
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[OUT Q=....last score."]
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[S-Scott]


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[WRITER=rst]
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[GRAPHIC=Scott Robertson]


For three days now some of the top Junior golfers in the United States have been in Roanoke competing in the Scott Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


Playing against the top competition can only help the young golfers sharpen up their skills in tournament play.
They must deal with the mental pressure plus go out at shoot three solid rounds of golf. It's the same set up they will face if they continue their careers at the pro level.
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[SUPER=01-Jonathan Yarwood/Teaching Pro; :]
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[OUT Q=......some great players."]
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[S-Carter]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-90 (2:01:42)]
[GRAPHIC=NBA Logo]


Tomorrow will be a busy day for the Toronto Raptors Vince Carter.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :]


Carter plans to attend his graduation at the University of North Carolina tomorrow. He will receive his diploma around 10 in the morning then he'll fly by private plane to Philadelphia for game seven of the Eastern Conference Semi final against the Philadelphia 76-ers.
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[TALENT=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Carter should arrive in Philly about 4 and a half hours before his Raptors tip off against the Sixers.
The series is tied at 3 to 3. Meantime, The Western Conference final between Los Angeles and San Antonio tips off at 6 thirty.