[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shan 2-Shot]

Preparing the D-day Memorial for action is a major operation.
We'll show you how it's taking shape.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Plus, a teenager is being sought in connection with a deadly shooting in Roanoke.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Head]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, The Roanoke Steam prepares for a home game this Friday night the New York Islanders have a new head coach.
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[VO-NAT]


And Philadelphia's Larry Brown is the N-B-A's Coach of the Year.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


A pesky rain maker in the northern plains will affect our forecast for the next 4 days. Details coming up.
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[ANCHOR=SHannon 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
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((NAT PING PING))
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[V/O-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


A vivid reminder of what it must have been like dodging bullets on the way in on D-Day.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


It's a special effect at the National Memorial that mimics a small element of the reality our men faced on June 6th, 1944.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
[D-Day-Memorial]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-12 TC20:00]
[GRAPHIC=]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


D-Day is exactly two weeks away.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Workers are scrambling to get the National Memorial ready for the dedication June 6th.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


A most unusual sculpture arrived from Kansas today.
It's the latest in a series of big pieces created by sculptor Jim Brothers... who says this was a first for him. It'll be hung on a wall as a vertical piece, 19-feet high.
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[SOT 1:38:50]
[IN Q=I had to be]

((JIM BROTHERS/SCULPTOR; I HAD TO HAVE A SCAFFOLD... TO LAY DOWN OVER IT TO SCULPT. WE HAD IT LAID DOWN AGAINST THE STEPS. SO I'M ANXIOUS TO SEE IT RIGHT WHERE IT GOES LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE. I'LL SEE IT FOR THE FIRST TIME ALSO.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Brothers/Sculptor]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=for the first time also.]
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[VO-NAT]


The story- wall sculpture is set to go up tomorrow, depicting soldiers scaling the cliffs at Normandie.
Brothers' other works- -already in place- -are about ready to pass inspection.
A pair of vintage World War Two planes- -complete with D-Day wing markings- - buzzed the memorial on a practice fly-over this afternoon.
And get a load of this special effect, architect Byron Dickson dreamed up: under-water jets that create the illusion of German sniper fire being aimed at the G-I's as they head for the beach.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The D-Day Foundation announced today that 15-hundred seats will be reserved for veterans of the D-Day invasion, so at least they won't have to fight the crowd.
(adlib D-Day Coverage)



[War-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-28 TC1:32:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Plans to honor war veterans from Halifax County have hit another setback.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Halifax]


County officials and residents want to build a war memorial on a parcel of land located across from the county courthouse square.
The Halifax Women's Club has donated the land to the county for the project.
But now the group and War Memorial Commission are fighting over whether the monument should be black or white.
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[SOT 6:03:59]
[IN Q=One group that is working]

((JERRY LOVELACE/ASST. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: ONE GROUP THAT IS WORKING WITH THIS BELIEVES BLACK LOOKS TOO FUNERALILE. ANOTHER GROUP FEELS BLACK IS A TRADITIONAL COLOR FOR SUCH MOMENTS AS THE VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL IS BLACK FOR EXAMPLE.))


[SUPER=01-Jerry Lovelace/Asst. County Administrator]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=is black for example]
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[VO-NAT]


The Halifax County Board of Supervisors plans to hold a public hearing on the issue June 4th.
County officials hope to begin construction on the memorial sometime this summer and have the project completed by May of next year.
That's when Halifax County celebrates its 250th anniversary.
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[Radford-Foundry]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-15 TC58:33]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]


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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[Roanoke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC20:31]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Roanoke Police are searching for the suspect in last night's fatal shooting.
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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=Shannon]
[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.


[Police-Chase]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-17 TC44:37]
[GRAPHIC=Police Chase]

Police are awaiting results of an autopsy on the body of a man killed after a police chase yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Yesterday;]

James Aaron Crick led police from Lexington to near Arcadia yesterday morning after allegedly leaving a gas station without paying for his fuel. Authorities say the 20-year old was also wanted on grand larceny and unauthorized use of a vehicle charges. When police hemmed in his car, Crick took off on foot. He jumped off an overpass and ran down the highway before darting into traffic where he was hit and killed by a truck.

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[Sabato-Jeffords]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC1:08:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Vermont Senator James Jeffords is apparently about to leave the Republican party -- and that could have major consequences for two of Virginia's best known politicians.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Governor Jim Gilmore greeted the news of Jeffords' apparent defection today by dodging reporters' questions.
That's after signing a bill to help rebuild Longwood College.
A move that could turn control of the U-S Senate over to Democrats is NOT good news for the President's hand-picked Republican National Committee chairman.
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[SOT 12:41:28 ]
[IN Q=It makes his job all the]

((LARRY SABATO/U.VA. POLITICAL ANALYST: IT MAKES HIS JOB ALL THE TOUGHER ... DON'T THINK JIM GILMORE WILL BE RNC CHAIR FOR VERY MUCH LONGER.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/U.Va. Political Analyst; KEEP SUPER UP FOR ALL :19!!!]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=chair for very much longer.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington/Today;]


But it's U-S Senator John Warner who may feel the most pain.
Warner's staff says IF Jeffords' defection gives control of the Senate to Democrats, Warner will NO longer chair the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee.
Warner presided over the full Senate today, on the debate over the Bush tax cut.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


A new home creates a flood of troubles. Still ahead, why an 84 year old woman can't move in.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And you really have to look up to this newborn .. just a week old, but already six feet tall.
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[Wythe-Zoning]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-10 TC1:35:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Her new home is ready, but she can't move in.
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]


And 84 year old Virgie Jones wonders why restrictions designed to keep people safe are now making her life so difficult.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 1-Shot]


New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon takes us to Max Meadows for the story.
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[IN Q="OH I JUST LOVE"]

[NO SUPER :00]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.; :05]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Davis/Friend of Virgie Jones; :23]
[SUPER=@Rachel1; :36]
[SUPER=01-Virgie Jones/Can't Move Into Home; 1:22]
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[OUT Q=RC, News 7 Wythe County]
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[SOT 7:01:42]
[IN Q=OH I JUST LOVE]

((VIRGIE JONES/CAN'T MOVE INTO HOME; OH I JUST LOVE MY HOME, MMM, MMM.))
[OUT Q=MMM]


This is Virgie Jones' new home, but she's not allowed to live there.
Wythe County officials say it sits on a flood plain, and must be raised another two feet, two-inches before Virgie can move in.
Nancy Davis is a good friend of Virgie's, good enough to pay for the home, she doesn't see the sense of the county order.
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[SOT-6:44:43]
[IN Q=OLD PEOPLE]

((NANCY DAVIS/FRIEND OF JONES; OLD PEOPLE JUST WANT TO GO HOME, THAT'S HER ONLY DESIRE AND YOU TAKE THAT AWAY FROM THEM AND THEY DON'T LAST VERY LONG SO WE JUST CONSIDER IT ALMOST JUST LIKE A DEATH SENTENCE.))
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[SOT7:00:20]
[IN Q=this red marker]

((RACHEL CANNON/NEWS 7; THIS RED MARKER IS THE DIFFERENCE OF WHETHER VIRGIE JONES WILL EVER MOVE INTO THIS TRAILER, THE COUNTY WANTS THE TRAILER RAISED TO THIS HEIGHT TO BE SAFE FROM FLOODS. ))
[OUT Q=FROM FLOODS]


Virgie used to have an old house at ground level on the lot .. one she tore down. It was built before there were flood plain zoning regulations that DO apply to new homes. [Nats - tc 7:02:00 (Use the video to cover part of the above track and then pull up nats for "It's been pretty sad")]


Wythe County recently turned down a request for a variance which would have allowed Jones to move in "as is."
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[SOT6:43:47]
[IN Q=THERE ARE SEVEN]

((THERE ARE SEVEN REASONS IN THE ORDINANCE WHERE BY VARIANCES CAN BE GRANTED SHE COMPLIED WITH ALL SEVEN BUT THEY STILL DENIED IT.))
[OUT Q=DENIED IT.]


The county building inspector says the three who voted against the request believe a flood would be both costly and dangerous for Virgie Jones, who sees it differently
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[SOT-7:02:42]
[IN Q=NOW I'M]

((VIRGIE JONES/CAN'T MOVE HOME; NOW I'M STAYING WITH MY DAUGHTER, AND I WANNA GO HOME, SEEMS LIKE TO ME I JUST CAN'T GET THERE.))
[OUT Q=GET THERE]

Rachel Cannon, News 7, Wythe County.))
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[ANCHOR=Shannon ]
[SS=None]


Davis says she is now working with the American Civil Liberties Union about a possible lawsuit against the county on behalf of Virgie Jones.


[Chesapeake-Expressway]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-29 TC20:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Just in time for the Memorial Day weekend... the drive to the Outer Banks gets a little easier.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chesapeake]


The 16-mile Chesapeake Expressway connects Interstates 64 and 4-64 to the Virginia-North Carolina state line.
The road's been in the works since the late 1960's.
For a two-dollar per-car toll, commuters and tourists can drive on the expressway and avoid traffic jams on Virginia Route 168, once the primary route to the Outer Banks.
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[Stocks]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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[ANCHOR=KEith 2-Shot]


Investors decided to cash in profits from a market that has been rallying hard since early April. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/151.73/11105.51/y/69.92/2243.93;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW dropped 152 points.
NASDAQ fell 70.
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[VO]
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[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[Pres-Scholar]


[ANCHOR=Kieth]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-09 TC1:45:28]
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A high honor has been given to a local high school student.
She will receive a Presidential Scholar medallion next month in Washington, D-C.
Richard Lesko has her story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's just the latest]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Leslie Williams/Presidential Scholar; :20]
[SUPER=@Richard2; :45]
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[OUT Q=RL, N7, Rockbridge Co.]

(( It's just the latest in a string of honors for Rockbridge High senior Leslie Williams. Besides awards from the Virginia State Bar and the Society of Professional Journalists this year, Leslie has made school history, being selected as 1 of a hundred-forty-one students nationwide to be named as a Presidential Scholar.
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[SOT - 13:15:54]
[IN Q=I was suprised]

((LESLIE WILLIAMS/PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR; I WAS SURPRISED TO FIND OUT I WAS A SEMIFINALIST. I WAS SHOCKED AND PROUD OF COURSE.))
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[OUT Q=and proud of course.]

Nearly 3-thousand students were nominated for the award, which is handed out by the United States Department of Education and based on academic achievement, leadership, and character.
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[SOT - TC-13:19:26]
[IN Q= I've told some]

((I'VE TOLD SOME OF MY TEACHERS, BUT I DON'T LIKE TO BRAG... LAUGHTER))
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[OUT Q= BRAG...(LAUGHTER)]

While she is shying away from some of the attention, she says she's proud a small county school can take home a national award like this one.
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[SOT - 13:12:04]
[IN Q= I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY...]

((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))
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[OUT Q=very intelligent children]

Despite her low-key attitude, now her classmates may know just exactly what she has won. RL, N7, Rockbridge County.))

[Bedford-Teacher]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-16 TC1:10:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Rosemary O'Brien has seen a lot in her thirty years as a Bedford County school teacher.. but probably nothing as exciting as what happened to her today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


O'Brien got a surprise visit from school administrators today as they presented her with the Bedford County Teacher of the Year award.
Hundreds of her students at Thomas Jefferson Elementary helped take part in the celebration.
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[SOT 11:59:43]
[IN Q=When we have]

((ROSEMARY O'BRIEN/BEDFORD CO. TEACHER OF THE YEAR: WHEN WE HAVE SOMETHING IMPORTANT HERE, WE COME TO THE TOWER AND WE RELEASE BALLOONS TO SHARE WITH EVERYONE THE IMPORTANT EVENT. AND I THOUGHT THAT MAYBE OUR S-O-L SCORES HAD COME BACK OR SOMETHING ALONG THOSE LINES. I WAS REALLY SURPRISED, AND I WAS STANDING BEHIND A WALL TRYING TO KEEP AN EYE ON MY STUDENTS, SO I WAS REALLY SURPRISED.))
[SUPER=01-Rosemary O'Brien/Bedford Co. Teacher of the Year]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=was really surprised. 2ND TIME!!]
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[VO-NAT]


O'Brien also received about two thousand dollars worth of gifts donated from county merchants.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Tease]
[GRAPHIC=None]


And coming up in sports, For the first time in his 18 year career, Larry Brown receives the N-B-A's top coaching honor.
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[VO-NAT]


And Danville Community College will have a baseball team next season.
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[S-Brown]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[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]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


The Sixers are the first team in league history to capture four postseason awards.
Allen Iverson was named M-V-P, Dikembe Mutombo took the Defensive player of the year honors and Aaron McKie won the Sixth Man of The Year award.

[S-NHL]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-89 (1:38:10)]
[GRAPHIC=NHL Logo]


Boston Bruin Assistant Peter Laviolette is the new head coach of the New York Islanders.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Plainview, NJ; :]


The 36 year old Laviolette 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.
The Islanders were once the league's proudest franchise winning four straight Stanley Cups in the 80's.
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[S-DCC]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[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]


Today 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-Steam]


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


There's been a lot of talk in the Roanoke Steam huddle about a new attitude and renewed competitiveness.
And it seems to be true as the Arena two football team is on 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]
[RUNS=26]
[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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[S-Olympics]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-95 tc 21:31]
[GRAPHIC=special olympics]


On June fifth and six it will be area police officers who are on the run.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Torch Run 1998;]


That's when the Special Olympics Torch will be making its way through our area.
Law officers all over the state will be carrying the flames to the Summer Games in Richmond which start on June 8th.
Roanoke City Police Chief Joe Gaskins volunteers his time as the Area 10 Director for Special Olympics of Virginia "Law Enforcement Torch Run."
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When]
[SUPER=01-Joe Gaskins/Roanoke Police Chief; :08]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=worthwhile endeavor]
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[take full screen chyron made for five]
The Roanoke City police department is also sponsoring a golf tournament to raise money for Special Olympics.
It's on June 23rd at the Ole Monterey Golf Club. There are two shootgun starts. One at 7:30 in the morning, the other at 1 in the afternoon.
It's 200-dollars per foursome.
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[Giraffe]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-13 TC56:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Visitors are craning their necks to see the latest addition to the Natural Bridge Zoo.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SUPER=03-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 Garriella will stand nearly 18-feet-tall when she grows up, and up, and up. (------------)