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Coming up on News 7-
A kayaker gets stuck on the James River tonight.
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[VO-NAT]


A tip tonight that police hope could help them find an intern missing now for at least two weeks.
Plus a verdict in the case against country singer Tim McGraw.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


And it's raining again- in some parts of the region. News 7 is next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[VO-NAT]


Tense moments on the James River... a stranded kayaker and rescue worker plucked from the water.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good evening...

[Rockbridge-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-19 TC46:07]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at Eleven]


A daring rescue in Rockbridge County this evening after a kayaker is stranded in the James River for five hours.
Teresa Hamilton talked with the young man about what he calls a humbling experience.
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[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cale Jaffe/Rescued Kayaker; :09]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:10]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Rockbridge Co.]



[NS-Shops]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC16:14]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]


The federal government may be leaning toward blocking Norfolk Southern's plans to close one of its car shops.

That could be bad news for Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT :23]
[SUPER=03-Holidaysburg, PA/April 12]


The Holidaysburg Pennsylvania Carshops are supposed to close on September 1st.
But the Surface Transportation Board is asking N-S for reasons why the shops should close -- mainly because the railroad claimed the shops would stay open after it merged with Conrail.
At a meeting in Norfolk two weeks ago, N-S President David Goode said there is no way the Pennsylvania shops will stay open.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The line through P-A]

((DAVID GOODE/NORFOLK SOUTHERN PRESIDENT: THE LINE THROUGH PA IS IMPORTANT, IN MANY WAY IT IS THE HEART OF THE SYSTEM. BUT AS I'VE SAID, THE ECONOMIC CONDITIONS ARE WHERE THEY ARE TODAY, WE SIMPLY DON'T NEED THOSE SHOPS.))
[SUPER=10-David Goode/Norfolk Southern President/May 10]
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[OUT Q=need those shops.]
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[VO-NAT]


The carshops in Roanoke and Hollidaysburg are the only remaining carshops in Norfolk Southern's system.
If the government DOES force N-S to keep the Pennsylvania shops open, some stockholders fear it may force the company to make additional cutbacks in Roanoke.
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[Radford-Foundry]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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Jobs are being cut at Intermet's Radford Foundry, but the company won't say how many.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/File Tape;]


A spokesman says employees at the plant have been briefed on slowing business conditions and future reductions in the workforce.
In a faxed statement, Intermet says no final decision has been made about production changes or which jobs will be affected.
They say details on the cuts will only come after an evaluation of the auto industry, which according to Intermet has seen a significant slowdown.
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[Racial-Profiling]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-18 TC51:44]
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Are police in Virginia stopping drivers based on their race?
The General Assembly rejected a study of racial profiling, saying it would cost too much.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


But now, State Police are going ahead on their own.
State police will be documenting data troopers already collect on drivers in the course of any traffic stop or incident report.
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[SOT 12:44:43]
[IN Q=I'm confident that racial profiling]

((COL. GERALD MASSENGILL/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: I'M CONFIDENT THAT RACIAL PROFILING WITHIN THE VIRGINIA STATE POLICE AND WITHIN THE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY IN VIRGINIA IS NOT AN INSTITUTIONALIZED PROBLEM. CERTAINLY I, NOR NO OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER KNOWS WHAT'S IN THE HEARTS OF EACH AND EVERY INDIVIDUAL POLICE OFFICER, BUT CERTAINLY WE PUT TOGETHER A STRONG POLICY, STRONG DISCIPLINE THAT WILL ALLOW US TO ADDRESS ANY SITUATION THAT DOES COME UP.))
[SUPER=01-Col. Gerald Massengill/State Police Superintendent;]
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[OUT Q=situation that does come up.]
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[VO-NAT]


Massengill says the new database will give his agency "integrity" when it speaks to what is a very serious issue nationally.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=Mark Earley]


Also today, Attorney General Mark Earley announced a training effort for next month.
Officers from across Virginia will undergo a one day training session at State Police headquarters to prevent racial profiling.

[Jeffords]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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All eyes will be on one man.... from a small state tomorrow- who's expected to make a big decision.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Burlington, VT]


He is Jim Jeffords of Vermont. Tomorrow the senator is expected to announce that he's jumping the republican ship and becoming an independent.
The switch would sway the balance of power in the Senate and affect votes on everything from taxes to education and the environment.
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[SOT 14:02:03]
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((REPORTER: MR. JEFFORDS. WILL YOU SWITCH PARTRIES TODAY? JEFFORDS: I'LL LET YOU KNOW.))
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[OUT Q=let you know.]
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[VO-NAT]


If he defects, it would shift power in the evenly divided senate Some say that could hold up work on many crucial measures..
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[SOT]
[IN Q=14:04:17]

((DENNIS HASTERT/(R) HOUSE SPEAKER: WE SEE WHAT HAPPENS POEPLE WANT A DELAY THEY SLOW THINGS DOWN. I THINK IT'S UNFORTUANTE. I'M GONNA WAIT TO SEE WHAT THE FACTS ARE.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Dennis Hastert/(R) House Speaker;]
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[OUT Q=THE FACTS ARE.]
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[Sabato-Jeffords]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=equ]
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The impact of Jeffords' decision could be felt most keenly in Virginia by two of the state's most visible politicians.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Governor Jim Gilmore was taking NO questions from reporters today, after signing a bill to help rebuild Longwood College.
After all, it's NOT a good day for the man who's in charge of building the Republican national party for President Bush.
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[SOT 12;40:58]
[IN Q=]

((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL SCIENTIST: I GUESS WAYNE MORSE WAS THE LAST REPUBLICAN WHO SWITCHED... DOESN'T MAKE THE NATIONAL CHAIRMAN LOOK GOOD.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/UVA Political Analyst; ]
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[OUT Q=national chairman look good.]
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[VO-NAT]


But it's U-S Senator John Warner who may lose his chairmanship.
If Jeffords gives the Democrats control, Warner would NO longer chair the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee.

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[Tax-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Taxes]


Despite roadblocks thrown over the past few days -the Senate finally approved a tax cut plan today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


Republican senators with the help of a dozen moderate Democrats passed the 11 year tax cut.
The plan is worth a hefty 1 -point - three trillion dollars.
Negotiators will now work out an agreement with the house- in hopes of sending the plan to President Bush quickly.


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[Bedford-Teacher]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Teaching isn't always long hours, homework and P-T-A meetings.. it also has its rewarding moments, as three Bedford County educators learned today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Administrators and school personnel paid surprise visits to the county's three Teachers of the Year for elementary, middle and high school.
Rosemary O'Brien was chosen as the county-wide Teacher of the Year for her work at Thomas Jefferson Elementary.
In her application, O'Brien says she simply wrote about the rewards of working with children.
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[SOT 12:00:44]
[IN Q=Their wonderful]

((ROSEMARY O'BRIEN/BEDFORD CO. TEACHER OF THE YEAR: THEIR WONDERFUL PERSONALITIES, BECAUSE THEY KEEP ME YOUNG. THE FRIENDSHIPS WITH MY PARENTS, MY COLLEAGUES, THE COLLEAGUES HERE AT THOMAS JEFFERSON ARE WONDERFUL, THEY'RE VERY SUPPORTIVE AS YOU CAN SEE, AND I THINK WRITING ABOUT THOSE THINGS AND SHARING THOSE THINGS WITH THE PUBLIC.))
[SUPER=01-Rosemary O'Brien/Bedford Co. Teacher of the Year]
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[OUT Q=with the public.]
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[VO-NAT]


This is the fifth time O'Brien's been honored as one of the county's best teachers.
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[Pres-Scholar]


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A student at Rockbridge County high school has earned a national award from the Department of Education.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.]


Senior Leslie Williams was named one of 141-National Presidential Scholars.
More than 25-hundred students across the country were nominated for the award.
Williams is just one of three students from Virginia to receive the honor.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't know]

((LESLIE WILLIAMS/PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR; I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE ACTUALLY KNOW ABOUT THIS. I AM PROUD SOMEONE FROM MY SCHOOL WAS RECOGNIZED BECAUSE WE'RE A RURAL PUBLIC SCHOOL. WE GET OVERLOOKED AND WE HAVE SOME INCREDIBLE TEACHERS AND VERY INTELLIGENT CHILDREN))
[SUPER=01-Leslie Williams/Presidential Scholar]
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[OUT Q=very intelligent children.]
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[VO-NAT]


Williams will receive a Presidential Scholar Medallion in a ceremony in Washington D-C next month.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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A verdict tonight in the case of a deadly Louisa County bombing.
Details are still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And singer Tim McGraw faced a year in jail-- today a jury made its decision.
Find out what it is next.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[IN Q="O-K sports...]
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[OUT Q=......in sports."]

((O-K sports fans here's what's happening tonight, G. W. of Danville beats Lynchburg in the Western District baseball playoffs, The Fleming Girls advance in the R-V-D softball tournament Danville Community College will have a baseball team next season and Philadelphia's Larry Brown is the N-B-A coach of the year.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[McGraw]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
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Country music stars Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are off the hook.
A New York state jury acquited the two of charges stemming from a scuffle with police last summer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Orchard Park, NY]


The jury took two hours to reach its verdicts.
Spectators who packed the court room applauded.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We've waited 11]

((TIM MCGRAW; WE'VE WAITED 11 MONTHS FOR THIS, WE DIDN'T WANT TO PLEA BARGAIN, WE WANTED TO TELL OUR SIDE OF THE STORY. THE JUSTICE SYSTEM WORKS.))
[SUPER=07-Tim McGraw;]
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[OUT Q=justice system works.]
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[VO-NAT]


McGraw and his tour manager could have faced a year in prison if convicted.
Chesney was charged with a lesser violation.
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[Louisa-Bombing]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-30 TC16:12]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A man accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend with a bomb could face the death penalty.
This afternoon, a federal jury convicted Coleman Johnson Junior of murder
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Louisa Co./December 1997]


Johnson planted a pipe bomb outside ex-girlfriend Tammy Lynn Baker's Lousia County apartment in December 1997.
Baker and her unborn child died in the blast.
Prosecutors say they'll ask for the death penalty.
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[Roanoke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC20:37]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


A Roanoke man faces a murder charge following a fatal shooting on Tuesday.
But tonight, Roanoke Police are still searching for him.
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[VO-NAT]


Police have obtained warrants charging 18- year- old Jonathan Martin Smith with murder.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;]


The shooting occurred shortly after 10 last night near the intersection of Melrose Avenue and Forest Park Boulevard.
The victim was Rashard (ruh-SHARD) "Ray-Ray" Bannister, a Roanoke man who recently celebrated his 24th birthday.


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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Police say there was a confrontation between the two men, but there are no other details tonight on what may have led to the shooting.


[Missing-Intern]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=net]
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Police continue their search for a Washington D-C intern who's been missing for more than two weeks.
The investigation into the disappearance of Chandra Levy has moved for the moment to Reno, Nevada.
Manuel Gallegus has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Jim Weston/Reno Deputy Police Chief; :21]
[SUPER=01-Susan Levy/Mother of Missing Woman; :54]
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[OUT Q=CBS News Los Angeles][Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Just a week old and already six feet tall.
Get a look at the latest addition to the Natural Bridge zoo when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And a powerful part of the National D-Day Memorial goes vertical.
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[D-Day-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=01-28 TC22:12]
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Two weeks from today- the veterans of D-Day will be honored with the dedication of the D-Day Memorial.
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[Super=03-Bedford;]


Tonight workers are busy at the Bedford site- as one key piece of the memorial was erected.
It is a statue depicting soldiers scaling a 150 foot cliff at Normandy-
Tonight the artist saw his work in the vertical position for the first time-
He says it tells a story that so many vets tell about that day.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=22:25]

((JIM BROTHERS/SCULPTOR: WE HAVE TO.... BUT ALSO PROTECT YOUR FRIENDS AND YOUR BUDDIES.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Brothers/Sculptor;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=and your buddies.]
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[VO-NAT]


Brothers says it was emotional- as the statue went up- The statue is made of 175 pieces all welded together.
Among the unique elements of the memorial: ...under-water jets that create the illusion of German sniper fire.
They're designed to mimic the real thing. While it's hard to imagine wading through this- -if you weren't there, the "shots" in the water may bring back vivid memories for D-Day veterans.
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[Giraffe]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-13 TC56:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Checking out the latest addition to the Natural Bridge Zoo could put a crink in your neck.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-Rockbridge Co.]


One-week-old Gabriella stands nearly 6 feet tall.
The baby giraffe is under watch of her mother.
She was born last week, and weighs about 2-hundred-fifty pounds now.
Eventually Gabriella will stand nearly 18-feet-tall when she grows up.
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[Super=X5043 (clears FX)]



[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-89 (1:38:10)]
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We'll check in on the High School softball and baseball playoffs tonight but first our Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Plainview, NJ; :]


36 year old Peter Laviolette is the New York Islanders head coach. He replaces Lorne Henning, who was interim coach since Butch Goring was fired in March.
The Islanders had a league worst 21-51-and 10 record and missed the playoffs for the seventh straight season.
And here are tonight's scores.
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[S-GW]


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[WRITER=rst]
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The Western District baseball playoffs opened yesterday at Dan Daniel's American Legion Park and Danville beats Lynchburg 6 to 3.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Eagles vs Hilltoppers; :]


In the first, John Fulton puts G.W. on the board with a base hit to left field bringing in Joey Thompson to make it 1 to nothing Eagles.
Then G.W.'s Brett Thomas hits this double to centerfield bringing in Fulton from second to make it 2 to nothing Eagles.
In the fourth the Hilltoppers get on the board after this pitch in the dirt leads to a bad throw at third allowing Chris Jamerson to score to make it 5 to 1 G.W.
[SUPER=34-G.W. Danville/6/Lynchburg/3/;]


The Hilltoppers would score again Mitch Saum grounds out to second but a run comes in to make it 5 to 2 but Danville goes on to win it 6 to 3.
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[S-Salem]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-82 (2:05:21)]
[GRAPHIC=High School Baseball]


The Salem Spartans have advance to the second round of the Blue Ridge baseball tournament beating Lord Botetourt 10 to nothing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Spartans vs Cavaliers]


Lets go to the action, Salem's Jacob Davis hits a grounder for a double to left centerfield scoring a run and the Spartans took the lead.
At Salem's next trip to the plate the Lord Botetourt pitcher throws this wild pitch to Chris Vandergriff it flys over the catchers head but Kyle Gilman is thrown out at the plate.
[SUPER=34-Salem/10/Lord Botetourt/0/;]


Then finally Salem's Gillman hits the grounder and a runner crosses the plate and the Spartans get the 10 to nothing win.
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[S-Others]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Baseball Logo]


In other high school baseball action, Patrick Henry beat Fleming 11 to 7 in the R-V-D play in game while in the Three Rivers Auburn beat Eastern Montgomery Travis Jarrells throws a perfect game and Glenvar beat Radford 6 to 3. William Byrd's Chase Davidson threw a 1 hitter thru six as the Terriers beat Christiansburg 8 to 1.
James River beat Highland 2 to nothing and Jefferson Forest downed Staunton River 13 to 8.

[S-PH]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-87 tc 1:49:02 ]
[GRAPHIC=softball]


The first round of the Roanoke Valley District Softball Tournament is now history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Patrick Henry vs. William Fleming;]


This game was postponed because of the rain yesterday, yesterday folks were using umbrellas for a different reason.

In the top of the fourth Jenna Shaver hits up the middle. It's a enough to bring home Rebecca Karns for the one-nothing Patrick Henry lead.
[super=34-Patrick Henry/2/William Fleming/3/;]


William Fleming comes right back in the bottom of the fourth. A bad PH throw to first brings home Dona Kratt and this one ends with Fleming beating P-H 3 to 2.
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[anchor-Roy]
[ss=hold]


Fleming will play Cave Spring today at 1 Oclock at the Moyer Sports Complex.
Larry Brown is the N-B-A coach of the year. More later on Mornin.

[S-Northside]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-96 tc 29:54 ]
[GRAPHIC=softball]


Blacksburg traveled to Roanoke County for a make up game with Northside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Blacksburg vs. Northside;]


What a difference 24 hours can make as this one was supposed to be played Tuesday as well.
The Vikings remained undefeated. Brandy Bailey pitched a scoreless game. Opponents have yet to score an earned run on the Northside pitcher.
[super=33-Blacksburg/0/Northside/2;]


Northside beat Blacksburg two to nothing, in a Blue Ridge District battle.
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[S-DCC]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=SP-86 (1:59:38)]
[GRAPHIC=Sports Logo]


Some students at Danville Community College will be hitting more than just the books next year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Yesterday the college announced plans to start a baseball team known as the "DCC Knights."
The team will play other two-and four-year colleges beginning next spring.
Some 20-25 students will be recruited and college officials hope to find a lot of the players in their own backyard.
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[SOT :00:04:21]
[IN Q=This area has produced]

((CARLYLE RAMSEY/DCC PRESIDENT: THIS AREA HAS PRODUCED SOME VERY OUTSTANDING ATHLETES THAT HAVE GONE ON AND MADE THEIR MARK CURRENT, AND PRESENT, AND WE HOPE IN THE FUTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Carlyle Ramsey/DCC President]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=we hope in the future]
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[VO-NAT]


Players will not lose their eligibility to play at four year colleges or universities because the team will be a club sport.
The college plans to begin the process of hiring a coach right away.
The DCC Knights will play at Dan Daniel Park's American Legion Field and the Market Garden Field.
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[S-Brown]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-92 (1:17:14)]
[GRAPHIC=NBA Logo]


Philadelphia's Larry Brown is the N-B-A coach of the year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :]


Brown received 85 votes from a 124-member media panel.
He led the sixers to the Eastern Conference best 56 and 26 regular season mark. And it's the first time Brown has received the award in his 18 year N-B-A coaching Career.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think...]
[SUPER=01-Larry Brown/NBA Coach of The Year; :]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=.....really terrific."]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


That's it for sports, have a great day everybody.

[S-Steam]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-90 tc 2:04:18]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Steam]


A change of attitude has led the Roanoke Steam to its first winning streak.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 18;]


Roanoke won its second straight game last Fridays. Both wins came against the Charleston Swamp Foxes.
Earlier this month Coach Steve Jerry added 10 new players to the roster.
The influx of new talent has added more than a new look to the team.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=right]
[SUPER=01-AL Clark/Steam Quarterback; :02]
[super=01-Steve Jerry/Steam Head Coach; :14]
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[OUT Q=out of 500]
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[VO-NAT]


The Steam will try to reach 500 this Friday at the Roanoke Civic Center.
That's when one and six Rochester comes to town.
The Brigade's only win was 49-31 game against Roanoke on April 13th.
Kick off for Friday night's game is 7:30.
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