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Coming up on News 7-
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Changing lanes at Lane furniture-.... the company is changing and it means hundreds of jobs will go.
A tour bus carrying senior citizens crashes in New Jersey-
Plus one lady's got to come up with the cash or lose her cats.
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[Talent=Jean]


And pickup truck crash test results.
News 7 is next. [Open]
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[SOT :45:42]
[IN Q=You always hear rumors]

((JAMIE HODGES/LANE EMPLOYEE: YOU ALWAYS HEAR RUMORS BUT YOU REALLY DONT WANT TO BELIEVE THEM. IT WAS A SHOCK TO ME.))
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Employees react to the news that Lane Furniture plans to close up shop at two area plants.
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Good evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.[Lane-Furniture]


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The news came late this afternoon.
Lane Furniture plans to close its plants in AltaVista and Rocky Mount, citing cheaper labor costs in other countries.

More than a thousand employees will be out of job by the end of the summer.
We begin our coverage tonight in AltaVista with News 7's Justin McLeod.
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[SUPER=03-Altavista; :00]
[SUPER=01-Betty Finch/Resident; :12]
[SUPER=01-Jamie Hodges/Lane Employee; :29]
[SUPER=01-James Hodges/Retired Lane Employee; :47]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Foster/Town Manager; 1:13]
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(( ((NAT SOUND OF THE BASEBALL GAME))
The news dominated the talk at the baseball diamond.
For many, its hard to believe the game is over for Lane Furniture in AltaVista.
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[IN Q=I think it will be substantial loss]

((BETTY FINCH/ALTA VISTA RESIDENT: I THINK IT WILL BE SUBSTANTIAL LOSS BECAUSE FROM WHAT I CAN UNDERSTAND THERE'S ABOUT 500-EMPLOYEES DOWN THERE AND MOST OF THOSE EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN DOWN THERE FOR YEARS.))
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[OUT Q=down there for years]

((NAT SOUND OF JAMIES SAYING BASE HIT NOW; :45:18))
Jamie Hodges is one of those employees.
He'll be out of a job by August fourth.
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[IN Q=It was a real bad mood]

((JAMIE HODGES/LANE EMPLOYEE: IT WAS A REAL BAD MOOD. EVERYBODY WAS KINDA DOWN. I DON'T THINK ITS SET IN YET.))
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[OUT Q=its set in yet]


After all, Lane Furniture has been here for more than ninety years and was the town's second largest employer.
And Even though the company laid off more than a third of its workforce last year, many felt this day would never come.
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[IN Q=I never felt like it would come to this]

((JAMES HODGES/RETIRED LANE EMPLOYEE: I NEVER THOUGHT THAT IT WOULD COME TO THIS. I WORKED FOR LANE COMPANY FOR 47 YEARS. AND ITS JUST A BIG BLOW TO ME ALTHOUGH I AM RETIRED IT STILL BOTHERS ME A LOT.))
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[OUT Q=bothers me a lot]


It also bothers town leaders.
The lay-offs are just another blow to an economy that's already seeing hard times.
The A-O Smith plant is closing this month.
And the town itself had to lay-off 25 percent of its workforce in March.
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[IN Q=We are working to attract]

((BRYAN FOSTER/TOWN MANAGER: WE ARE WORKING TO ATTRACT MORE JOBS AND INDUSTRY. UNFORTUNATELY, THE OVERALL ECONOMY IS NOT THAT GREAT. WE ARE NOT IN A VERY GOOD MARKET FOR THAT IT SEEMS AT THE MOMENT BUT WE'RE STILL WORKING AT IT.))
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Town residents belive that optimism will work, that altavista will bounce back and remain in the game.
Justin McLeod, News 7, AltaVista.

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Employees at the Rocky Mount plant are also reeling from the news. Teresa Hamilton reports-- one government officials say employee training will be the key to bouncing back.
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(( When the Rocky Mount plant closes it doors-- it will leave approximately 500- workers out of a job. It will also leave a hole in the town-- where the sprawling furniture plant has been a fixture for years.
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(( THE CLOSING WILL HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT NOT ONLY ON ROCKY MOUNT BUT ALSO FRANKLIN COUNTY... LAST JUNE, LANE RANKED AS THE COUNTY'S THIRD LARGEST EMPLOYER. ))
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((RICHARD HUFF/FRANKLIN CO. ADMINISTRATOR: THIS IS DEVASTATION AT THE WORST LEVEL... THESE ARE OUR FRIENDS.))
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[out q= are our friends.]

Franklin County's Administrator says the community has heard similar news before. Over the past two years-- Richard Huff says the area has lost 11- hundred jobs in the textile industry. This latest news-- he predicts will have the county and town working even harder to rebuild.
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((WE'VE NOT SCORED THAT HOME RUN YET, BUT WE'RE WORKING ON A LOT OF PROJECTS TOGETHER AND WE'RE HOPEFUL THAT WE'LL BEAR SOME FRUIT... THAT DOESN'T HELP THOSE LEARNING TODAY THEY'RE UNEMPLOYED.))
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Huff says the key will be job training. He says the town and county have already started a program to train the community's workforce for what he calls the jobs of tomorrow. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Rocky Mount. )) [Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [06/04/2001] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][D-Day]


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10-thousand chairs.. 15-thousand hot dogs.. 20- thousand bottles of water.
They're all part of the biggest party the city of Bedford has ever thrown.
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Close to 20- thousand people are expected to attend Wednesday's dedication of the national D-Day Memorial.
If you're one of them, officials say you'd better show up early if you want to get in.
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((RICHARD BURROW/D-DAY FOUNDATION DIRECTOR: THE CUT-OFF POINT IS.. ...20- THOUSAND PEOPLE ON THIS SITE.))
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[VO-NAT]


Crews were still putting the finishing touches on the site today.
Part of President Bush's advance team also was on site working out the logistics of his speech.
The ceremony gets underway at 11:30 Wednesday.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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We hope you will join us for extended coverage of the National D-Day Memorial dedication.
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[Take Pinnacle FS 4619]
We'll begin with News 7 at 5 and 6, live from the Memorial tomorrow. [Nex FS 4618]
Then we invite you to join us at 11:00 Wednesday morning for "Their Sacrifice, Our Freedom" .. live coverage of the dedication ceremony. [Next FS 4668]
And we'll complete our special D-Day coverage Wednesday with a 90-minute edition of News 7 from 5 until 6-30.
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As Bedford prepares for the dedication, it is also thinking ahead.
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Nanci Drake started today as the area's first tourism director.
She came to Bedford from Franklin City as a seasoned public administrator.
Drake hopes to use the D-Day memorial to help attract tourists to Bedford.
She says Bedford's hometown flavor will keep them coming back.
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[City-Council]


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Roanoke city council has accepted the gift of a vintage steam locomotive.
And soon, it appears the 12-18 will be taking up residence near the 6-11 at the Virginia Museum of Transportation.

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The "Class A Number 1218" was built in the Roanoke shops in 1943. Assigned to Portsmouth, Ohio it operated 90- thousand miles each year.
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In storage since 1994, the locomotive was last in public last August when photographer O. Winston Link posed with the engine for a feature in Vanity Fair Magazine.
Organizers of a Link museum must still reach agreement with the late photographer's estate before the 12-18 will be donated, but officials are optimistic that will happen.
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((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: ACTUALLY, THE 1218 IS PROBABLY PRICELESS. I'M NOT SURE THAT YOU CAN PUT A DOLLAR FIGURE ON IT, BUT WE'RE VERY PLEASED TO BE A PART OF THE PROCESS THAT WILL MAKE ALL OF THIS COME TOGETHER FOR THE CITY.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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In other action today, City Council approved a three- million dollar bond issue that will pay for improvements to the Roanoke Civic Center.

[Garbage-Ruling]


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A federal appeals court has dealt a big blow to Virginia's efforts .. to limit the flow of out-of-state garbage.
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The appeals judges upheld a lower court ruling .. striking down state laws restricting out-of-state waste that comes into Virginia's landfills.
The court ruled the state laws violated both federal law ... and the Constitution.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A big change in student loan rates. Still ahead, the new rate could be a record-setter.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with words from redhot Roanoke Steam that worked out tonight. Jerry Rice lets off some diplomatic steam about his departure from the Niners. Deion may be back in DC afterall. And Grant Noel returned to his roots today in Alleghany County. All that plus - some early words on the NBA finals from among other Allen Iverson tonight on the Big 7.))[Crash-Test]


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If you drive pick up truck.. how safe would you be in a crash?
Tonight new crash test results are out- and two popular pickup trucks did not fare so well.
Aleen Sirgany has more on how the pickups rate.
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[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News; 54]
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((THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS TO THE FORD F-150 AS IT'S PUT TO THE TEST...by THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY. RUNNING INTO A BARRIER AT 40 MILES PER HOUR, THE F150 DOESN'T APPEAR TO HOLD UP. "The division of the ford motor company has not been paying attention." BRIAN O'NEILL WITH THE INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY SAYS THEIR TEST PROVES NORTH AMERICA'S MOST POPULAR VEHICLE, IS BY FAR THE MOST ILL EQUIPPED OF THE FOUR TESTED TO HANDLE A CRASH. BRIAN O'NEILL/INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY "When you get this kind of major collapse of the compartment, the opportunity for the airbags and seatbelts to protect you are significantly reduces and there's clearly a significant chance of a very serious injury."
FORD DEFENDS ITS TRUCK AND ASSURES IT'S NOT UNSAFE SAYING THE "IIHS FRONTAL OFFSET TEST IS AN EXTREMELY SEVERE HIGH SPEED TEST THAT DOES NOT OFTEN OCCUR IN REAL WORLD SITUATIONS." "the Toyota tundra got the best marks.....of the vehicles tested." WATCH WHAT HAPPENS TO THE TUNDRA AS ITS PUT TO THE SAME TEST AS THE F150. UNLIKE THE FORD, THE TUNDRA'S CAB STAYS INTACT. "the compartment holds together extremely well as a result the measures we record on the dummy that indicate risk of injury were low." ALSO TESTED, THE CHEVROLET SILVERADO, WHICH RECEIVED A MARGINAL RATING AND THE DODGE RAM, WHICH GOT POOR MARKS, BUT NOT AS POOR AS THE FORD F150. HOWEVER WHEN THAT SAME FORD AND THE DOGE RAM WERE TESTED AT SLOWER SPEEDS.. BY THE GOVERNMENT THEY TESTED WELL ... ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))


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In New Jersey today.. it was not a test- but the real thing-
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A car loses control and crashes into a Tour bus in New Jersey.
The Honda Accord split in two killing the two people inside.
Another 45 people were injured in the crash-
The wreck happened about ten miles from Philadelphia- on a major highway that connects Philly with the Atlantic City expressway.
Police say the bus was carrying senior citizens from Pennsyvlania to an Atlantic City Casino-
One witness says it looked like the car was racing another vehicle when the accident happened.
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[Kids-Mowers]


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Many kids can now use a new excuse to get out of mowing the lawn- doctor's orders.
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[Take FS Pinnacle]
The American Academy of Pediatrics say children under 12 should not operate walk behind power or hand mowers. [change pinnacle]
And the groups guidelines say 16 under should not use riding mowers.
The guidelines also say children should not ride on mowers as passengers- [change pinnacle] and they say even kids under six should be kept inside when their parents are mowing.
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The American Academy of Pediatrics backs up the numbers. It says ever year about 94-hundred youngsters under 18 suffer mower related injuries.

[Student-Loans]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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Good news for any college students .. or their parents .. who need student loans.
The interest rate on federally-backed student loans is going down in a big way.
Right now, it's 8-point-19 percent, but as of July first, the rate drops to 5-point-99 per cent.
That's believed to be the lowest rate since the student loan program began in the 19-60's.


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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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She wants her 21 cats back, but can't pay up. Still ahead, why she has a 5-thousand dollar bill.
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[VO-NAT]


And police charge this widow with forging her husband's will, just one day before he died, and they're looking into much more.
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[Lotto]
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[McVeigh]


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Federal Prosecutors filed court papers today in Denver... opposing further delay in Timothy McVeigh's execution.
McVeigh is seeking a stay of execution based on the FBI's failure to turn over evidence in th ecase.
Gretchen Carlson has more on what will happen next.
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[SUPER=01-Jonathan Turley/Legal Analyst; :26]
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((

ALL THE PAPERWORK IS NOW ON FILE IN FEDERAL COURT..... AS PROSECUTORS AND DEFENSE LAWYERS GEAR UP FOR A HEARING WEDNESDAY TO CONSIDER DELAYING TIMOTHY MCVEIGH'S EXECUTION.. once more. GOVERNMENT LAWYERS HAVE FILED THEIR RESPONSE TO MCVEIGH'S PETITION FOR A STAY...WRITING ......"TIMOTHY MCVEIGH DOES NOT AND COULD NOT SUGGEST HE IS ACTUALLY INNOCENT OF THE CHARGES OF WHICH THE JURY CONVICTED HIM." MANY LEGAL EXPERTS ALSO SAY THE MCVEIGH TEAM IS FIGHTING AN UPHILL BATTLE. JONATHAN TURLEY/LEGAL ANALYST "THE DEFENSE ESSENTIALLY RULED OUT THE ONE THING THAT THEY NEED, UNDER A 19-96 LAW, TO REOPEN THIS CASE. THEY SAID NONE OF THIS IS GOING TO CHANGE THE FACT THAT HE'S GUILTY OF HIS ROLE IN THIS BOMBING.." WEDNESDAY'S HEARING WAS MADE POSSIBLE WHEN THE F-B-I FAILED TO share with McVeight's defense team... 4000 DOCUMENTS GATHERED DURING THEIR INVESTIGATION OF THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING. IT WILL BE UP TO THE ORIGINAL TRIAL JUDGE.. RICHARD MATSCH TO DECIDE WHETHER TIMOTHY MCVEIGH RECEIVED A FAIR TRIAL .. AND WHETHER HE SHOULD BE EXECUTED AS SCHEDULED ON JUNE 11TH.
GRETCHEN CARLSON/CBS NEWS: ONE THING JUDGE MATSCH WON'T BE ABLE TO CONSIDER DURING WEDNESDAY'S HEARING.... IS THE FACT TIMOTHY MCVEIGH CONFESSED TO THE BOMBING IN A RECENT BOOK. THE BOOK WAS PUBLISHED AFTER HIS ORIGINAL TRIAL AND IS NOT PART OF ANY COURT RECORD. G.C., CBS NEWS, DENVER.))

[Tampered-Will]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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An Alabama woman allegedy changed her husband's will one day before he died.
Now she faces forgery charges.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Madion, AL]


47-year-old Kathy Birge was arrested last week after Birge's daughter persuaded officials to investigate her father's death as a homicide.
An autopsy report indicated the man died with a large amount of prescription drugs in his system.
Officials say Birge changed her husband's will to name herself as the beneficiary to his estate.
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[Cat-Lady]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
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A Radford woman wants her cats back from a Pulaski Veterinary Medical Center.
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]

"Cat" Emanuel boarded 21-felines here when animal control told her in April that her home was unhealthy.
Now she can't afford to pay the over 5-thousand dollar boarding bill to get them out.
Emanuel says she tried to get them back a couple weeks after putting them in, but couldn't because she was unable to pay the bill in full.
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[SOT 1:38:39]
[IN Q=A payment plan]

((CAT EMANUEL/CAT OWNER; A PAYMENT PLAN AND THAT WAY I COULD PAY THEM AND THE BILL WOULDN'T OCCUR EVERYDAY BUT THEY WOULDN'T DO THAT SO NOW I OWE THEM A LOT.))
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[VO-NAT]

Emanuel has until Wednesday to pay the charges, if not the cats become the clinic's property and will be turned over to animal control. Veterinarian Randy Vaughn says Emanuel may love her cats, but they were not being cared for properly.
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Game five highlights from the Stanley Cup finals plus, lots of football news from Grant Noel's homecoming to Jerry Rice's new home. And we'll check in with the smoking Roanoke Steam. But first - the NBA finals open Wednesday night with the well rested hosting the underdog Sixers. Many expect the Lakers to sweep Philly in four.
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[S-NHL]


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[WRITER=mst]
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The New Jersey Devils are one win away from going back-to-back with the Stanley Cup. Tonight the Devils again smothered the Avalanche and posted a 4-to-1 win in game five on the Avs home ice.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO/ABC; :00]

After playing even in the first part of the opening period, Alexander Mogilny broke the one-all tie with the shot from the right side. It goes right between the pads and the legs of keeper Patrick Roy. It was 2-to-1 at that point. Then at 15:21 mark of the second period Sergei Brylin (BREE-lin) deflects the high hard one from outside into a low trickler that rolls past Roy to make it a 3-to-1 game.
[super=31-New Jersey/4/Colorado/1/Devils Lead 3-2;]

And that was all the devils would need as they win it 4-to-1 and lead the series 3 games to 2.
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[S-Steam]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-96 3910TC]
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The Roanoke Steam - winners of four straight games in the Arena 2 league, were back on the practice field inside the Roanoke Civic Center tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

What a difference a month makes for this team! In early May the team was headed no where in a hurry. Then coach Steven Jerry brought in 10 new players and a more importantly a new attitude. Now the team is 5-and-4 on the season.
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[ANCHOR=mike]
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The Steam will be on the road again this weekend traveling to Louisville to take on the Fire, a team that also has been one a winning streak of late.

[S-Rice]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Another sure sign that free agency and the salary cap are no good for the game comes tonight. Future hall of famer Jerry Rice confirmed today that he will not play in San Francisco this coming season and thus end his career with the 49ers. After 16 years and 14 records and 12 pro bowls he is being forced to pick between the Seahawks and the Raiders.
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[vo nat con't] It appears the Raiders have the edge and that Rice could sign a four year deal with Oakland tomorrow.
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[S-Deion]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Redskins and Deion Sanders have fallen in an out of love the last nine months, and it appears that might be ready to kidd and makeup again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ashburn/July; :00]

Today's edition of the Washington Post quotes head coach Marty Schottenheimer as saying he wants to keep Deion in D.C. this season. If the Redskins were to release him they would clear $3 point 6 million dollars of salary cap space. They also would continue what appears to be virtually a clean sweep or changing of the guard under Schottenheimer. Nearly 20 key members off of last year's team are gone including running backs, Adrian Murrell, Skip Hicks and Larry Centers.
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[S-Noel]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Grant Noel got a real taste of what it means to be a college quarterback off the field this afternoon as faced a full blitz from children at his old elementary school in Low Moor.
Denise Allen was in Alleghany County for what was almost - old home week.
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Averill's store is a familiar stomping ground for Grant Noel.
It's run by his grandparents and 94 year old great grandmother.
A popular lunch spot in Low Moor, it's also right across the street from Central Elementary.
The Virginia Tech quarterback went to kindergartner there in 1984.
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Grant was a part of a special day at his old school.
A 25 year old time capsule was unearthed and its contents shared with students during an assembly.
Many of the kids and adults as well, donned Tech shirts. It was clear they were waiting to hear from Grant.
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The school closes at the end of the week and the students will go to a new elementary school next year.
But Granny and her children will continue to run Averill's, so Grant is sure to keep coming back to Low Moor.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports. ))
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Unfortunately, someone always tries to spoil the party. During today's special events Central Elementary School received a bomb threat.
Nothing was found and no class time was lost because the school was searched by State Police Bomb dogs during the assembly.



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The French Open tennis championships are in week number two and today former champ Andre Agassi
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survived a scare and advanced to the men's quarterfinals. Agassi, who is the third seed had to survive an inspired effort from Franco Squillari to pull out the win in five sets. Agassi beats the 16th seed 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 1-6 and 6-0. The final two sets were especially bizarre with Andre winning just one game in the fifth set and then not losing anything in the fifth. Agassi's opponent in the quarters will be Sebastien Grosjean, a straight sets winner over clay-court specialist Galo Blanco.
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