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Coming up on News 7-
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New jobs could be coming to Henry County.
An investigation into the crash that killed singer Lisa Lopes.
And the names are picked for the Snow Leopards- find out what they are...
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus warmer weather's on the way. Robin will have the weekend forecast.
News 7 is next.

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[SOT 15:08:53]
[IN Q=I think it's natural]

((TIM HALL/HENRY COUNTY SPOKESPERSON: I THINK IT'S NATURAL TO THINK THAT GIVEN OUR SET OF CIRCUMSTANCES SOME COMPANY'S WOULD BACK OFF.))
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[OUT Q=would back off]
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A county hit by scandal attempts to move two steps forward rather than two steps back.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[SS=News 7 @ 11]



[Henry-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It's been nearly one month since the Henry County administrator was accused of stealing several hundred thousand dollars from the county's water authority.
Since that time, the county has been working to keep economic development on track.
[TOSS ACROSS=Jean & Justin;]


Is it working? Justin McLeod join us now with the answer. Justin?
Jean, county leaders say so far so good and even they admit they're surprised by that.
[LIVE= Justin FULL]
[SUPER=@justin1]


Since January first, more than six hundred jobs have been announced for the county.
And several hundred more could soon be on their way.
That's why the county wants to make sure the bad doesn't overshadow the good.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tim Hall/Henry Co. Spokesperson; :34]
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((((NAT SOUND OF WORK IN TREASURER'S OFFICE))
Take a walk into the Henry County administration building and you'll see it's business as usual.
[SOT 15:13:22]
[IN Q=We had to get back]

((TIM HALL/HENRY CO. SPOKESPERSON: WE HAD TO GET BACK TO BUSINESS AS SOON AS WE COULD BECAUSE BUSINESS WAS WAITING FOR US.)) [Runs:04]
[OUT Q=waiting for us]


It hasn't been easy.
Four weeks ago, county administrator Sid Clower was indicted for allegedly embezzling county funds.
Within days, the Board of Supervisors suspended Clower without pay.
This could not have come at worse time for Henry County whose economy has especially been hit hard by recent lay-offs.
County leaders feared the scandal would only hurt rather than help economic development.
[SOT 15:09:12]
[IN Q=Before we could]

((TIM HALL/HENRY CO. SPOKESPERSON: BEFORE WE COULD PICK UP THE PHONE REPRESENTATIVES OF THESE COMPANIES CALLED US, CALLED OUR OFFICE OF COMMERCE AND SAID WE HEARD YOU'RE GOING THROUGH SOME TOUGH TIMES, DON'T THINK THAT'S AN INDICATION THAT WE DON'T WANT TO COME, WE'RE STILL INTERESTED, YOU CAN STILL PROVIDE WHAT WE WANT.)) [Runs:11]
[OUT Q=what we want]


And it appears they may come.
More than a 1/2 dozen companies have shown interest in locating to the area.
In fact, the county expects to make two major announcements within the next several weeks, one that could bring hundreds of jobs to the area.
[SOT 15:10:03]
[IN Q=Both companies have indicated]

((TIM HALL/HENRY CO. SPOKESPERSON: BOTH COMPANIES HAVE INDICATED THEY'RE VERY CLOSE TO MAKING A DECISION AND WE FEEL LIKE WE ARE IN THEIR FINAL GROUP AND WE FEEL PRETTY GOOD ABOUT OUR CHANCES.)) [Runs:07]
[OUT Q=about our chances]))
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Tim Hall would not tell us who those companies are, just that they hope to make an announcement within the next three to four weeks.
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As for Sid Clower, he remains suspended without pay and his trial is scheduled to begin later this summer.

[School-Shootings]


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Germany's president says his country is in mourning after a gunman opened fire in a school today.
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[SUPER=03-Erfurt, Germany;]

Police say a 19- year old who had recently been expelled from the school gunned down 17-people with a shotgun and a pistol- and then killed himself. Officials say they found the dead in hallways and bathrooms. Among the dead are 13 teachers, a school secretary, two students, a police officer and the gunman. About 700 students attend the school which houses grades five through 12. The German teachers union says there is a safety problem and at the least metal detectors are needed in the country's schools.
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[School-Fire]


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Life is getting back to normal after a fire earlier this week at a Danville school.
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[SUPER=03-Danville;]

Fire broke out in the gymnasium and auditorium at the Opportunity School on Monday morning... Fire damage was minimal, but lingering smoke closed the school for three days. Classes resumed on Thursday, and school officials say everybody has chipped in to help.
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[IN Q=The community has been...]

((SAMUEL MASSIE/OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL; THE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN VERY SUPPORTIVE AND OF COURSE, EVERY DAY WE HAVE COMMUNITY PEOPLE COMING IN, OFFERING THEIR SERVICES. WE EVEN HAD SOME COME IN TO LEND A HELPING HAND IN THE CLEANING PROCESS. SO THEY ARE VERY SUPPORTIVE, AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT.))
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[OUT Q=and will continue to do that.]
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More than 150 students attend The Opportunity School. Police investigators think someone may have set the blaze in a cardboard box Monday morning. The investigation is continuing.
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[TGIF-Martinsville]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It was a rocking good time in uptown Martinsville tonight.
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((NAT MUSIC))
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The city kicked off its annual T-G-I-F concert series in the Bridge Street parking lot.
Tonight's event featured Cory Brammer and 32 Leaves.
Similar concerts will take place the last Friday of the month from now until September.
Proceeds from the event go towards non-profit organizations in the area.
Last year, the Uptown Martinsville Revitalization Association raised more than seven thousand dollars from the concert series.
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[Lopes]


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She was one of the stars of hip hop- but Singer Lisa Lopes career and life are cut short- She was killed in a car accident in Central America.
Jennifer Jones has more.
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[Super=01-Suge Knight/Death Row Records; :25]
[SUPER=10-Lisa Lopes/Singer/File Tape; 1:22]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting; 1:30]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Atlanta.]

((A PROMISING CAREER CUT SHORT FOR 30 YEAR OLD LISA LOPES. THE MEMBER OF THE POPULAR R AND B TRIO TLC WAS KILLED IN A CAR CRASH IN HONDURAS. IN A SHORT TIME, SHE HAD ACHIEVED A LEVEL OF SUCCESS THAT MANY IN THE MUSIC \WORL NEVER SEE IN A LIFETIME. ...FOUR GRAMMY'S WITH T-L-C... SHE'D RECENTLY SIGNED A SOLO DEAL WITH SUGE KNIGHT, DEATH ROW RECORDS. SUGE KNIGHT/DEATH ROW RECORDS: She was creative, gifted. BUT NOT ALL HAD BEEN GOOD FOR THE PHILADELPHIA NATIVE, KNOWN AS LEFT EYE. FINANCIAL TROUBLES LED THE GROUP INTO BANKRUPTCY. AND IN 1994, THERE WAS LOPES' BRUSH WITH THE LAW. IN A FIT OF RAGE, SHE BURNED DOWN HER BOYFRIENDS' MANSION...THE HOME OF NFL STAR ANDRE RISON. LOPES PLEADED GUILTY TO ARSON, AND WAS SENTENCED TO A HALF WAY HOUSE AND PROBATION. LOPES' SOLO ALBUM WAS DUE TO BE RELEASED THIS YEAR. KNIGHT: She recorded some stuff, but i'm not even thinking of putting anything out. STILL, WITH OR WITHOUT THE RELEASE, LOPES WILL LIKELY BE REMEMBERED FOR THE LONG HAUL. A CREATIVE WRITER, THAT HAD A WAY OF CONNECTING AND CAME TO REALIZE WHAT SHE SAID WAS HER RESPONSIBILITY TO CHILDREN. LISA LOPES/SINGER: I know how energy works and words are so powerful so I feel responsible for the things that I say. LOPES WOULD HAVE TURNED 31 NEXT MONTH. HER BODY IS BEING FLOWN BACK TO HER HOMETOWN, HERE IN ATLANTA. POLICE IN HONDURAS, STILL INVESTIGATING WHAT CAUSED THE SINGER TO LOST CONTROL OF THE RENTAL CAR SHE WAS DRIVING. JENNIFER JONES, CBS NEWS, ATLANTA.))

[Cancer-Food]


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We reported earlier this week the results of a Swedish study that suggest a link between some high carbohydrate foods and cancer.
Now the World Health Organization is planning an urgent meeting about that research.
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Swedish scientists had said fried, oven baked and deep fried potato and cereal products may contain high levels of acrylamide.
One branch of the W-H-O had previously said that acrylamide might cause cancer in people. So the WHO wants a closer look.
It wants experts to talk before the end of June to fill in holes in the knowledge.
The World Health Organization also says the Swedish findings don't change standard advice to eat less fat and more fruits and vegetables.
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[Kemper-Street]


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Just a few years ago they were ready to tear it down.. now Lynchburg's Kemper Street train station has become the city's main hub for transportation.
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Ceremonies today celebrated the completion of a 3-point-2 million dollar renovation of the building.
The station now houses Amtrak, Greyhound bus lines and a number of business offices.
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[SOT 16:25:38]
[IN Q=Everyone felt the]

((ALAN TOBIAS/VA DEPT. RAIL AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: EVERYONE FELT THE STATION WAS FALLING DOWN AND IT WAS A LOST CAUSE. BUT AFTER SOME RESEARCH THERE WAS VERY STRONG CONSENSUS THAT THIS WAS THE BEST LOCATION FOR THE STATION AND WE NEEDED TO WORK ON THE RESOURCES WE HAD.))
[SUPER=01-Alan Tobias/VA Dept. Rail and Public Transportation]
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[OUT Q=resources we had.]
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[VO-NAT]


Officials also dedicated a garden in memory of former city councilman Junius Haskins, who died in 1997 while lobbying for funds for the station in Washington D.C.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Taxes on cellphones, tobacco and hotel rooms are going up in one area city.
Find out where next on News 7.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm Jennifer Miller]

((I'M JENNIFER MILLER IN PARK COUNTY COLORADO WHERE CREWS ARE FIGHTING TO PROTECT A HUNDRED HOMES FROM WILDFIRE. I'LL HAVE THAT STORY COMING UP.))
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[OUT Q=story coming up.]
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[Sports-Preview]


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[IN Q="hey folks...]
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[OUT Q=.....big 7.]

((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as Ryan Newman wins the pole in California. We're checking in at another kind of track at the Cosmo meet, plus Carlos Boozer is leaving Duke early. And on the high school front key softball and soccer highlights are on the way tonight on the Big 7.))

[Wildfires]


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Human error may have started a massive forest fire out West- but mother nature may help put it out.
Authorities say three high school freshman were smoking cigarettes on a ridge where the fire began....
Now firefighters are hoping for snow and rain to help put it out.
Jennifer Miller has more.
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[SUPER=01-Steve Hart/Incident Commander; :04]
[SUPER=03-Bailey, CO; :08]
[SUPER=01-Dan Ames/Division Supervisor; :17]
[SUPER=01-Fred Wegener/Bailey Co. Sheriff; :44]
[SUPER=01-Donovan Tsosie/Firefighter; :54]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/Reporting; 1:18]
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(( Today's fight to tame Colorado's Snaking Fire is pivotal: Steve Hart/Incident Commander: "I'm hoping by Tuesday or Wednesday we'll have it contained." Clear skies allowed critical air crews to get an early start but they'll need more than mother nature's help to protect the hundreds of homes still threatened. Dan Ames/Division Supervisor "If you can see that red spot on the hill, there are two structures up there. They're in danger if the fire makes a run on them." Special sky cranes doused hard to reach houses and buy time for ground crews to build a perimeter. Crews haven't lost any homes but this burned down shed shows what fire and carelessness can do. Authorities believe 3 high school freshmen started the blaze by smoking cigarettes on a ridge behind the school. Sheriff Fred Wegener "We have three suspects. Two of them have implemented their 5th amendments rights and one is talking to us. As the investigation continues, so does the back-breaking work. Donovan Tsosie/Fireman "It's a beautiful land and it must be protected and saved and that's what this job is all about...protecting our forests." But this season that may be difficult. Friday New Mexico joined the list of four other western states in a state of emergency due to drought. Colorado joined that list, the day this fire started. Rain is in forecast, fire officials hope the thunderstorms bring more rain and not lightning which could spark more fires.))

[Salem-Budget]


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The city of Salem is adding taxes while leaving property taxes alone. City Manager Forest Jones this morning presented the 2002-2003 budget to city council.
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[IN Q=One of the tings we've got to do...]
[SUPER=01-Forest Jones/Salem City Manager;]

((FOREST JONES/SALEM CITY MANAGER: ONE OF THE THINGS WE'VE GOT TO DO NEXT YEAR , WE'RE LOOKING AT A COUPLE OF MAJOR CAPITAL PROJECTS, ONE BEING THE RENOVATION OF ANDREW LEWIS MIDDLE SCHOOL. SO, ONE OF THE THINGS I'VE INCLUDED IN BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS THIS YEAR IS TO GET READY TO REPAY THAT DEBT.))
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[OUT Q=get ready to repay that debt.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Jones wants to add a cell phone tax, increase the city's lodging tax, double the car decal fee and impose a tax on tobacco products. Other changes include an additional 300-thousand dollars to be set aside for the city's school system and a 4-percent raise to be given to teachers and city employees.

[RU-Dining]


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With major cuts in state funding...Radford University is looking to save money by privatizing its food services.


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[SUPER=03-Radford;]

Officials say the Chartwells company will start running it July First. The change generates food revenue for the university. A 5-year contract guarantees Radford 2 and a half million dollars each year.... more than what the school produced. Part of the deal also has Chartwells putting over 2-million dollars into renovations.
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[IN Q=the biggest change ]

((BEN SOUTHARD/RU EXECUTIVE CHEF; THE BIGGEST CHANGES ARE GOING TO BE IN DALTON HALL, DALTON HALL IS A KIND OF A 1960'S CAFETERIA BUILT IT 1990. THE STYLE OF FOOD WERE ABLE TO PUT OUT IN THAT ENVIRONMENT ISN'T WHAT IS REALLY NEEDED NOW.))
((DAVID HILL/UNIVERSITY SERVICES ASSISTANT VICE-PRESIDENT; IF WE CONTRACT WITH A PRIVATE VENDOR THEY CAN GET THINGS REMODELED AND CHANGED QUICKER THAN USING THE STATE SYSTEM THAT'S PART OF THE EFFICIENCY.))
[SUPER=01-Ben Southard/RU Executive Chef; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Hill/University Services Asst. Vice-President; :12]
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[OUT Q=OF THE EFFICIENCY.]
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Some food service workers are worried about losing their jobs. But officials say salaried employees will stay on and they say Chartwells will need other workers too.
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[Auto-Repairs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Automotive Repair technology once reserved for dealerships is making its way to smaller shops around the country.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Mechanics at ATS Transmissions have computer terminals with high speed Internet Access enabling them to better diagnose car trouble.
Mini movies on DVD can even show a mechanic exactly what he needs to do to fix a problem.
Owner Larry Ceola (CHOLL-a) broke ground today on a new shop in Botetourt that will teach mechanics about the trade and the technology that goes along with it.
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[IN Q=]

((LARRY CEOLA/ATS TRANSMISSIONS OWNER: THEN WE HAVE EQUIPMENT THAT ACTUALLY COMMUNICATES WITH HE COMPUTER, DOWNLOADS THE INFORMATION, SO WE CAN SEE IT ON THE COMPUTER MONITOR, JUST LIKE AN EKG.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Ceola/ATS Transmissions Owner]
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[OUT Q=like an EKG.]
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Dealership technology is also zooming ahead. Magic City Ford is using computers to keep track of the latest recall information.
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((MIKE SISKA/MAGIC CITY FORD: ANY INFORMATION WE CAN GET FROM FORD MOTOR COMPANY ABOUT THESE PROBLEMS SO WE FAX A PROBLEM RIGHT THE FIRST TIME IS A WAY BIG HELP TO US AND THE CUSTOMER.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Siska/Magic City Ford Shop Manager]
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[OUT Q=the customer.]
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Other shops around the area say money spent on computers is well worth it.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Statler Brothers set a record in Salem.
That's next on NEws 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And they spent their first year of life without names... that is until today.
The skinny on the snow leopards when we return.
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[Commercial]
[Statlers]
[ANCHOR=Jean]

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The Statler Brothers will play to a sold-out crowd when they wrap up their Farewell Tour in Salem this fall.
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[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Tickets went on sale at the Salem Civic Center at 10-this morning and sold out less than "an hour and a half" later.
At one point, they were being sold at the rate of 120 a minute-- including sales at the box office, on-line, and over the phone. A few die-hard fans even spent the night in the parking lot to guarantee they'd get good seats. The sellout was the fastest in the history of the Salem Civic Center. The Statler Brothers will end their Farewell tour in Salem Saturday, October 26th.
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[Snow-Leopards]


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For their first birthday Mill Mountain Zoo's snow leopard cubs will be gifted with names.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 16;]

A naming contest sponsored by the zoo and your Hometown Station recently yielded a winner. Kathryn Clemmer's 4th grade class at Grace Academy in Roanoke suggested the cubs, one male and one female, be named Niko and Maya. The option garnered more than 54-hundred votes. The zoo will celebrate the cubs' birthday Saturday May fourth with special activities and cupcakes.
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[ANCHOR=JEan TAG ON 2-SHOT]

The names Niko and Maya come from characters on the TV show "Galaxy Rangers".

[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Everything from district softball and soccer to qualifying from California to the Cosmo is on the way. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-ACC; :00]

Carlos Boozer ended his college career a year early by signing with a sports agent. Boozer had said all along that he planned to turn pro and skip his senior season, but by signing with an agent he cannot change his mind. His departure means JJ Redick will be able to get his number 4 jersey, afterall.
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[S-Softball]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-110 13117TC]
[GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS]

We begin with one of the best traditional softball rivalries in the area - Franklin County and Cave Spring in the wild western valley district.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Franklin Co. vs. Cave Spring; :00]

Earlier this season Franklin County got the best of Cave Spring, so last night's game was crucial for both. Franklin County would score first. Mimi Tolliver steals third, the throw from the catcher to third goes into the outfield and Tolliver is able to come on home. The Eagles are in front 1-to-nothing. But the Knights would answer. Kim Jernigan lays down the bunt. She's throw out at first on the sacrifice, but Susan Rodgers scores from third and we're tied at 1-all. Lauren Lancaster would then whack one may out into left field to plate Mary Greenway with the
[super=34-Franklin Co./1/Cave Spring/2;]

eventual game winning run. It's 2-to-1. Melandy Waldron pitched a five hitter, with no walks and 14 strikeouts.
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Rain washed out the busch Grand National qualifying yesterday in California, but the skies did clear for the Cup cars to get on the track.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fontana, CA/FX; :00]

When the rain moved out - chilly temperatures moved in along with one hot rookie driver. Ryan Newman breaks the track record and wins the pole. But Robbie Newman wins the award for the best paint job. His Cingular Chevy sports this look helping to promote the release of the new Spiderman movie next Friday. Here's the rundown.
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[S-STEAM]


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[TAPE#=SP-113 12415TC]
[GRAPHIC=News-7 Sports]

The Roanoke Steam return to the Civic Center tonight to face the Louisville Fire. The last time the Steam played on the Civic Center carpet, they scored just 19 points. Steam Coach Steve Jerry is hoping his offense -- which came alive last week in a win over Greensboro -- gives the home fans a good showing tomorrow night.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Not only have...]
[SUPER=01-Steve Jerry/Steam Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Steam Practice; :11]
[SUPER=01-Chris Sanders/Steam Quarterback; :25]
[RUNS=:44]
[OUT Q=...have a W."]
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[ANCHOR TAG]
[ANCHOR=Mike]
[Graphic=Hold News-7 Sports]

The Steam and Fire kick it off tonight at 7-30.

[S-Soccer]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-112 14316tc]
[GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS]

The big western valley district soccer match took place last night in Southwest Roanoke County as Cave Spring hosted Patrick Henry.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Patriots vs. Knights; :00]

This was the second meeting of the year between these two bitter rivals, and as expected it was tight and low scoring.
Finally, in overtime - Patrick Henry would get the win as number 11 ______________gets the header.
[super=34-Patrick Henry/1/Cave Spring/0;]


The Cave Spring goalie gets a finger on it - but the finds the back of the net and PH beats Cave Spring 1-to-nothing in overtime last night.
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[S-Cosmo]


[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=mbr]
[TAPE#=SP--115]
[GRAPHIC=NEWS-7 SPORTS]

The 37th annual Cosmopolitan Track and Field Meet began today at Salem High school with 29 area middle and high schools taking part in the two day event.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Cosmopolitan Track Meet]

If tradition holds, the field will be chasing William Fleming for the Boys' Senior Division Title. The Colonels have won 24 of the previous 36 Cosmo track meets. Fleming Boys' Coach Rudy Dillard says his team looks forward to this meet every year.
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[SOT -- Rudy Dillard -- 16:34:29]
[IN Q=This is a meet...]
[SUPER=01-Rudy Dillard/William Fleming Head Coach]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=...makes it good."]
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[VO-NAT]

The Colonels could get a push from Christiansburg for the Boys' Senior Division Title although Blue Demons Coach Randy Bailey thinks it will take something special to topple Fleming.
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[SOT -- Randy Bailey -- 16:37:42]
[IN Q="We're somewhat...]
[SUPER=01-Randy Bailey/Christiansburg Head Coach]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=...have a shot."]
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[ANCHOR TAG]
[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[Graphic=Hold News-7 Sports]

The Cave Spring Girls are looking for their 7th straight Cosmo title. The meet continues through tomorrow at the Salem High School Track. Admission is two dollars for adults and one dollar for students. Tomorrow night we'll check in the Lady Knights' track team.

[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-104 5824TC]
[GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS]


The Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic has hit the halfway point and there is a tie on top of the leaderboard. Robert Gamez shot his second straight to earn a share of the lead along
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Fox; :00]

first round leader Mark Calcavecchia. Both men are at 10-under par. Calcavecchia shot a 69 today. They are both one shot ahead of New Zealander Phil Tataurangi and Rocco Mediate. Each shot 67. Mediate is a former GGCC champion. Catch the final two rounds here on WDBJ-7 today and tomorrow.
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[Edible-Race]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Some Oregon children competed in a contest that was both bitter and sweet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Medford, OR;]

Southern Oregon University's physics club hosted an edible car contest yesterday. Elementary and middle school students used food to make their vehicles... This cucumber torpedo blasted down the runway... and this subterrain vehicle with salami and marshmallow wheels proved more than just calories to go. But what do the kids think the best part was ...
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Watching the cars]

((WATCHING THE CARS GO DOWN THE RAMP. [SECOND STUDENT] AND LAUGHING IN OUR HEADS ABOUT HOW WE ARE PROBABLY GOING TO BEAT EVERY SINGLE PERSON.)) [NO SUPER]
[RUNS=8]
[OUT Q=every single person]
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[VO] Contestants also had to gobble up their cars after the race.
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