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Coming up on News 7
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An area hospital is blocked off- after a hazardous spill tonight- We'll have a live report.
Plus they want your vote. Tonight the candidates for Attorney General debate.
Plus a bear keeps police at bay for a week.... and neighbors nervous -
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[Anchor=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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A truck leaking hazardous materials in front of Montgomery Regional Hospital forces officials to close it to non-emergencies.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good evening...

[Haz-Mat]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Blacksburg police sealed off the entrance to the hospital around 8:30 tonight.
[Double Boxes=Jean and KAte/Microwave]


Kate Weidaw is at the hospital tonight.
Kate what can you tell us.
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[C'Burg-Evacu]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Earlier today- tense moments in Christainsburg near the municipal buidling- where police found a suspicious device.
They were able to blow up it up successfully.
Officials say it was not a bomb, but before crews could call the area safe- they evacuated everyone in the area.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has details.
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[SUPER=01-Capt. Tom Lawson/Christiansburg Police Department; :14]
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(([Nats Explode :04] Although loud and fierce - the noise without an explosion following, means the suspicious pipe did not contain dangerous detonation material.
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((CAPTAIN TOM LAWSON/CHRISTIANSBURG POLICE DEPT.: THE DEVICE WAS A 6-8 INCH METAL PIPE, BOTH ENDS WERE WELDED CLOSED AND THE DEVICE HELD A GRANULATED SUBSTANCE.))
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Just exactly what's inside will be determined by a Roanoke lab. [Nats quick if any] The pipe was found around 1:30 on the left side of the municipal building by the assistant town manager, who immediately called the fire Marshall. The area of East Main has a high volume of traffic, a reason authorities decided to close the road and evacuate nearby buildings and homes.
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((WE HANDLED IT WITH STANDARD POLICE PROCEDURES BETTER HANDLE IT BETTER BE SAFE AND CAUTIOUS THAN NOT.)) Rachel Cannon News 7 Christiansburg.))
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[Louisa-Bombing]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-30 TC16:12]
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It was a bomb that killed a pregnant woman in Louisa County in 1997- Now a federal jury is deliberating in the capital murder trial of the man accused.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Louisa Co./December 1997]


Coleman Johnson Junior is accused of planting a pipe bomb outside ex-girlfriend Tammy Lynn Baker's apartment in 1997.
Baker and her unborn child died in the blast.
Prosecutors say he killed her to avoid paying child support, but defense attorneys say there's no forensic evidence tying Johnson to the bomb.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


Jurors deliberated about 90 minutes this afternoon before being dismissed for the day.

[Roanoke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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A fatal shooting tonight in Roanoke-
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It happened at about 10:20 tonight- Police say.... one man is dead.
The shooting happened behind the Melrose Center on Forest Park Boulevard.
Police have not identified the suspect-
At this hour, Roanoke police say no one's been arrested.
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[Storm-Damage]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jha]
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Gusting wind and heavy rain this afternoon- as severe thunderstorms rumbled through the viewing area.
In Buena Vista- trees were knocked down by today's storm.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista]


Karen Tinson saw the trees in her backyard fall on to part of her house and yard.
Next door several trees came crashing onto three cars in the driveway ..
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((KAREN TINSON; JUST TREES EVERYWHERE AND THE MAIN CONCERN WAS THE DAMAGE TO THE HOUSES.))
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Fire and rescue personnel say some residents reported seeing a tornado.
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[AG-Democrats]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=equ]
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The Democrats running for Attorney General are punching all the buttons they can -- from Dale Earnhardt to Columbine -- to get their supporters to the primary polling places on June 12th.
Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls covered their debate tonight.
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((DEL. WHITT CLEMENT/D-DANVILLE: WHAT IS THE WINNING TICKET? WHAT WILL GET US ACROSS THE FINISH LINE?))
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In a state where Democrats have lost seven of the last nine statewide contests, which of these four candidates is the strongest link.
Which one can beat the Republican candidate: former public safety secretary under George Allen... Gate City prosecutor turned Richmond lawyer Jerry Kilgore?
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((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D-ROANOKE: AS THE ONLY CANDIDATE FROM SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, ROANOKE BEING THE GATEWAY TO SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, AND JERRY KILGORE ORIGINALLY BEING FROM SCOTT COUNTY, EVEN THOUGH HE PRACTICES LAW IN RICHMOND, I CAN TAKE ON JERRY KILGORE. I KNOW HIM QUITE WELL. HE WAS AN ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY IN ABINGDON YEARS AFTER I WAS THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA.))
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The Democrats say Jerry Kilgore presided over a prison overbuilding embarrassment that played on people's fears and shortchanged the school building side of the state budget.
[sot tape 17:19:53]

((SYLVIA CLUTE/D-RICHMOND LAWYER: I HAVE POSITIONED MYSELF SINCE DAY ONE OF THIS CAMPAIGN TO TAKE JERRY KILGORE ON ON HIS TURF. TO SAY HE WAS WRONG WITH THREE STRIKES YOU'RE OUT, WHICH MADE NO DISTINCTION WITH WHAT THE CRIME WAS, EVEN THE WRITING OF A SMALL CHECK.))
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Danville's Whitt Clement claims another turf advantage -- promising to return the rural vote that's gone so Republican in Virginia to the Democratic column.
[sot tape one 18:48:56]

((MY COUNTY IS WHERE PICKUP TRUCKS ARE THE PREFERRED MODE OF TRANSPORTATION AND DALE EARNHARDT FLAGS ARE COMMONPLACE. THOUGH UNLIKE RICHMOND, WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAME ISSUES.))
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((DEL. DON MCEACHIN/D-HENRICO CO.: I'VE HEARD THROUGHOUT THIS DEBATE HOW PEOPLE FROM SOUTHSIDE AND PEOPLE FROM SOUTHWEST, HOW IF CHUCK ROBB HAD ONLY DONE BETTER IN THOSE AREAS, HE'D BE A SENATOR TODAY. WELL YOU KNOW, IF CHUCK ROBB HAD CARRIED 95 PERCENT OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN VOTE, HE'D BE A SENATOR TODAY AS WELL.))
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((THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR IS JUNE 12TH, AND IS OPEN TO ALL VIRGINIA VOTERS STATEWIDE. JERRY KILGORE AND JAY KATZEN ARE UNOPPOSED FOR THOSE NOMINATIONS ON THE REPUBLICAN SIDE AND WILL BE NOMINATED NEXT SATURDAY IN A CONVENTION HERE IN RICHMOND. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7.))
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[New-Stadium]


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It was a long time coming, but members of city council say their decision to replace Victory Stadium will best serve the city's interests.
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The new facility would be similar to earlier plans that called for a combination stadium and amphitheater.
It would be built across Orange Avenue from the civic center.
City officials haven't identified the specific location, but with land the city already owns and some private parcels, they hope to assemble a site without condemning any property.
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((THE LANDSCAPE HAS CHANGED OVER THE LAST YEAR WITH THE BIOTECH CENTER, WITH I-73 AND IT DID TAKE A LONG TIME FOR US TO DIGFEST THE IMPACT OF THESE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS, BUT I FEEL VERY GOOD ABOUT THE DECISION WE MADE, IT WAS A UNANIMOUS VOTE AND I THINK IT'S GREAT FOR THE CITY OF ROANOKE.))
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The decision was unanimous, but one member wasn't present.
Alvin Hudson was at home because of illness- He says he's disappointed council made the decision without him.
He said he fears council made a mistake by deciding to build the stadium in an area with major traffic congestion.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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City Manager Darlene Burcham says she hopes to move as quickly as possible, but council has not set a timetable for the stadium project.
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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They're suppposed to help arthiritis sufferers, but are two drugs also causing heart attacks?
Details on that are still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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And millions of people use cell-phones everyday.
Tonight, new information about their health risks.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((HELLO EVERYONE THIS IS DENISE ALLEN IN THE NEWS 7 SPORTS OFFICE. THE WEATHER DOESN'T STOP THIS PIEDMONT DISTRICT TOURNAMENT GAME. MARIO LEMIEUX'S COMEBACK SEASON ENDS IN NEW JERSEY. THE BUCKS AND THE 76ERS JUMP RIGHT INTO THE EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL. MICHAEL VICK IS POPPING UP EVERYWHERE AND THE EXPRESS MAY NEED TO START LOOKING FOR A HEAD COACH. THOSE STORIES AND MORE LATER IN SPORTS.))

[Cell-Phones]


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People use cell phones everyday.
But what if your time on the line was limited -- even cut off all together.
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A proposed bill on Capitol Hill calls for a ban on the use of call phones while driving.
In New York- three counties ban cell phone use for drivers and most voters support a state-wide ban.
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((JOE RAMOS/FAVORS BAN; I ALMOST GOT INTO AN ACCIDENT WITH MY CELL PHONE SO I'LL HAVE TO GO FOR IT.))
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Cell phone use may be unhealthy.
A government study shows that while no evidence links cell phones with cancer- there's still no proof there won't be future health risks.
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((SEN. JOE LIEBERMAN/(D) CONNECTICUT; WE OUGHT TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO DISSEMINATE AS BROADLY AS POSSIBLE CLEAR AND CURRENT INFORMATION SO THAT CONSUMERS CAN MAKE THEIR JUDGMENT.))
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But some drivers say law or no law- they can't function without their cell phone.
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[Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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They are popular arthritis drugs- but now there is mounting concern over the safety of the drugs Vioxx and Celebrex-
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The concern stems from a study done by the maker of Vioxx- Merck.
It found that patients taking Vioxx had four times as many heart attacks as those taking another arthritis painkiller Naproxen.
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((DR. M. MICHAEL WOLFE: THE QUESTION IS WAS THE VIOXX CAUSING THE HEART ATTACKS OR WAS THE NAPROXEN PREVENTING THE HEART ATTACKS AND THAT QUESTION HASN'T BEEN ANSWERED YET.))
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Merck says the FDA reviewed the data and says in "on going clinical trials there was NO DIFFERENCE in the incidence of cardiovascular events such as heart attacks."
The maker of Celebrex claims its product is being unfairly lumped into the same category and it says studies show its drug is safe.
Most doctors agree more studies are needed- and some are suggesting people with risk for heart disease may want to avoid those drugs.
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[Suntrust-Wachovia]


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A blow to Suntrust's hopes of buying Wachovia.
Late today, Wachovia's board rejected the unsolicited buyout offer from SunTrust.
By giving thumbs down to the nearly 14 billion-dollar SunTrust deal, Wachovia reaffirmed previous plans to merge with First Union.

[Fonda-Turner]


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The marriage of a media mogul and a movie star is over.
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[VO-NAT 14:15:33]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


CNN-founder Ted Turner and actress Jane Fonda have officially ended their ten year marriage.
A Georgia Judge today granted Fonda's petition for a divorce.
The couple married in 1991 and announced they were separating in January of 2000.
It was the third marriage for both.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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More Firestone tires are being recalled tonight... this time 13-million.
That's next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And a bear on the run in a suburban neighborhood... neighbors and game wardens are in hot pursuit.
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[Firestone]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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Many Americans are wondering if the tires they're riding on are safe- That after Ford launches the largest tire recall in history- 13 million Firestone A-T Wilderness tires-
As Teri Okita reports- consumers with the tires can look to their mail box for the answer.
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[SUPER=01-Rep. Billy Tauzin/House Commerce Committee;]
[SUPER=01-Rick Woodard/Concerned Driver;]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting;]
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((THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY IS GEARING UP FOR ANOTHER MASSIVE FIRESTONE TIRE RECALL BIGGER THAN LAST SUMMERS AT 13-MILLION -- AND MORE COSTLY WITH A PRICETAG OF TWO-BILLION DOLLARS. JAQUES NASSER/FORD CEO: TRACK: FORDS CHIEF EXECUTIVE BROUGHT NEW STUDIES TO CAPITOL HILL. HE SAYS THEY SHOW THAT WILDERNESS A-T TIRES HAVE TROUBLESOME FAILURE RATES AS THEY AGE.. Rep. Billy Tauzin/House Commerce Committee: If the data is correct and these tires fail at three times the rate of the industry standard ... then, obviously, Ford may not have any choice to do, but what they're doing. FIRESTONE TIRES PARTICULARLY THOSE ON THE FORD EXPLORER HAVE BEEN LINKED TO 174-DEATHS AND MORE THAN 700-INJURIES. BUT IN THE ON-GOING PUBLIC FEUD, FIRESTONE STANDS BY ITS PRODUCT, FAULTS FORD FOR POOR ENGINEERING, AND HAS CUT ITS 95-YEAR TIE WITH THE AUTOMAKER. BUT AS THE BLAME GAME GETS PLAYED OUT, CONSUMER CONFIDENCE TAKES A BACK SEAT. Rick Woodard/Concerned Driver: Its kinda scary drivin on a tire that maybe missed the first recall kinda makes ya wonder what's goin on. Teri Okita/Reporting: It could take nine months to supply customers with replacement tires. They'll be getting letters in the mail that tell them what to do and where to go next. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))

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In sports, the weather didn't stop one high school district baseball game, and the match up for the Stanley Cup Finals is set.
First our extra point.
The NFL's new realignment plan passed today.
The changes start in 2003 when there will be 8 divisions instead of 6.
Arizona is finally in the West. Atlanta is part of the new south.
And Seattle is now in the NFC West and not the AFC.
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[S-PATRICK]


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[WRITER=dal]
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Believe it or not some high schools did get in a district tournament game yesterday afternoon.
Tunstall and Patrick County settled one of the Piedmont District semifinals last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Tunstall vs. Patrick Co.;]


The Trojans and Cougars lined up to play even as a storm loomed on the horizon.
In the first, Tunstall's Jeremy Dodd hits a blooper to short Patrick County bobbles the ball and two runs score and it's three nothing Trojans.
The storm arrived delaying the game for an hour, when play resumed Kirk Reneger's two run homer over the left field fence brought Patrick County within one.
[super=34-Patrick Co./4/Tunstall/3;]


In the bottom of the seventh Nicki Bowers hit a grounder into left field to bring in the winning run for the Cougars and Patrick County gets the four to three victory over Tunstall.
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[Anchor=Denise]
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The Cougars will go on to play the winner of the Dan River-Magna Vista game. That game was rained out yesterday and will be played today.

[S-Tsao]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-92 tc 1:16:49]
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The Avalanche has lost one of its top prospects.
All the ligaments in pitcher Chin Hui Tsao's (chin-Way-Sow's) elbow are shot. It's a potentially career ending injury.
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[vo-nat]
[super=03-Salem/April 25;]


Salem's front office says Tsao is in Colorado and will most likely have Tommy John surgery today.
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[anchor=Denise]
[ss=hold]


Tsao left the Avalanche at the end of April.

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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
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Mario Lemieux got his first point of the Eastern Conference Final, an assist. But the Devils beguiled his Pittsburgh team last night to take the series four games to one.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/ESPN;]


The Devils didn't take long to draw blood. 57 seconds into the game Jason Arnot finds the back of the net for his sixth goal of the playoffs and the one-nothing New Jersey lead.
Pittsburgh found an offensive combination in Ian Moran and Alexei Morozov. Morozov's goal at the 16:38 mark of the first ties it at one.
[super=31-New Jersey/4/Pittsburgh/2;]


In the second period Arnot gets his second goal of the game to break the tie and the Devils beat the Penguins 4-to-2. New Jersey will play the Colorado Avalanche for the Stanley Cup.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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You probably already know the owners of Roanoke Express are looking for a buyer for their ECHL team, now they may need to start looking for a new coach. Popular Perry Florio is under contract for another year with the Express, and he and his family love it in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Season; :00]

However, he also would like some serious security for his dependents. So Florio is one of five candidates to become the new head coach of the Florida Everblades in Fort Myers. After getting permission from Express ownership to look into this job, Florio has had two conversations with Everblades management. However, Florio says his first choice is to remain in Roanoke.
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Ironically, his former Express boss Scott Gordon is also a finalist for the job.

[S-76ers]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-93 tc 25:28]
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No rest for the weary. Both the 76ers and Bucks are coming off grueling seven game semifinal series.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/NBA-TNN;]


Last night they opened the Eastern Conference Final.
Dikembe Mutombo helped Philadelphia build a 16 point half time lead.
[super=33-Milwaukee/85/Philadelphia/93;]


Allen Iverson scored 34 and the 76ers survived a strong third quarter by the Bucks to win 93-to-85.
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[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Michael Vick isn't getting any graduation cards this month, but Mike Stevens says he is producing his share of sports trading cards.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Bryant/"The Wax Box" - Owner; :21]
[SUPER=01-Tom Shelton/"Sportsline" - Owner; :54]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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((Local collectors of sports trading cards already are hot on the trail of Vick's cardboard collectibles. The Press Pass company was the first to hit the streets with Vick decked out in the Tech duds. And you can't miss him - he's also the cover guy for this line of cards gracing the packs and boxes. ((BILL BRYANT:)) Bryant's Wax Box on Colonial Avenue and the Sportsline shop operated by Tom and David Shelton near Hollins have been riding the wave of local prospects since Tiki, Ronde and Jim Druckenmiller spawned a brand new group of collectors in 1997. ((TOM SHELTON:)) But Vick is unlike anything local sellers have ever seen in these parts - already he has shown he is more than able to keep up with the Jones of last season in the collectible market. ((BILL BRYANT:)) ((TOM SHELTON:)) ((mike stevens: But getting one of his cards out of a pack is easier said than done. Vick's rookie cards are very limited with most brands making only a 1000 cards in his likeness on average. This increases their value, but decreases your chances of finding one in a pack.)) ((SHELTON:)) Vick's cards are valued anywhere from a couple of dollars to a couple of hundred bucks. That's according to the newest price guide out this week, that by the way has Vick on its cover.)) ((BILL BRYANT:))

[Bear-Chase]


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Three was barely time to relax this week in one New York State neighborhood- after it was invaded by none other than... a BEAR.
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The 180 pound black bear had been roaming the neighborhood near Albany- for the past week- but it somehow eluded police.
The bear was seen in backyards.. and a field.. even on an interstate 90 median and at a nearby cemetery.
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((HE'S GIVEN US THE SLIP.... TO COME IN.))
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Wildlife officials finally got the bear- hitting it with a tranquilizer gun- it gave the neighborhood children a chance to see the bear close up.
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((IT'S ROUGH. IT' S SOFT. IT'S SOFT AND ROUGH. ))
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Wildlife officials say the bear is in good health and will be brought back to the wild.
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