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Coming up on News 7-
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A confrontation between the Hells Angels and a rival motorcycle gang ends with three people dead at a Nevada casino. It was a bittersweet celebration at a Henry county elementary school today... And, Roanoke County's Explore Park prepares to embark on a new season- with a free gift to the public.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.


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((THREE PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN THE SHOOTING, AND WE HAVE ONE SUSPECT IN CUSTODY. AND WE'RE CONDUCTING THE INVESTIGATION AS THOROUGHLY AS POSSIBLE.))
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[OUT Q=as thoroughly as possible.]
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Dozens of shots ring out after a fight erupts between two rival motorcycle gangs...
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Biker-Brawl]


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It was a wild scene at a Nevada casino early this morning-- after a fight breaks out leaving three people dead and several more wounded. It happened in Laughlin, about 80- miles southeast of Las Vegas during a huge biker rally. Jennifer Miller has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/CBS News; ]
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(( Witnesses say it was like a scene from the wild west. (nats) Three bikers were killed as rival motorcycle gangs turned the casino floor into a shooting gallery. "I heard pop, pop, pop" This home video captured the shootout at Harrah's
casino in Laughlin, Nevada. Witnesses say they saw about 70 bikers armed with guns and knives attack each other. SOT-S

uper/Denise Massey/Eyewitness (nats..shooting) Police say one officer fired his weapon accidentally. But another was fo
rced to. SOT-Super/Lt. Vincent Cannito/Las Vegas Police Dept. (That was not an accidental discharge.. that officer was

engaged in a gun fight and he reacted appropriately.) The desert town hosts a motorcycle rally every year, but on it's 20th anniv. when some 80,000 bikers came to town, some may have come to settle the score. Police say a motorcycle gang member was found shot dead in nearby California. They're not sure if his death is related to the Casino shoot out. But already nearby states are helping in the investigation, and more than 200 people have been questioned in what's become the worst casino shooting in Nevada's history. (Standup/Jennifer Miller/CBS News) The casino floor and shops at Harrah's are still in lockdown. The only people being allowed in are hotel guests with Id's. Jennifer Miller, CBS News, Laughlin, NV. ))



[School-Shooting]


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The death toll from yesterday's school shooting in Germany has been lowered by one.
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[SUPER=03-Erfurt, Germany;]

The 19- year old expelled student returned to his former school yesterday where he fatally shot 16- people-- including 13 teachers before killing himself. Police say the gunman was recently expelled for forging a doctor's note, and that his motive was revenge. A history teacher says the rampage ended only after he thrust the gunman into a classroom and locked the door. It was then-- the 19- year old gun enthusiast apparently then turned the gun on himself.
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[Fieldale]


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Here at home-- it was a much different scene at a local elementary school. A Henry County school that was scheduled to be shut down passed a milestone today. Hundreds showed up to celebreate the 60th anniversary of Fieldale Elementary. But, Justin McLeod tells us many residents are hoping the celebration will continue for years to come.
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[SUPER=01-Kathy Dollarhite/Parent; :10]
[SUPER=01-Mac Gordon/Fieldale Graduate; :25]
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[SUPER=01-Lisa Hubbard/Parent; 1:31]
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((((NAT SOUND OF GROUP SINGING))
Residents here in Fieldale are singing a much happier tune these days.
Their elementary school will remain open another year.
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((KATHY DOLLARHITE/PARENT: I WAS REALLY GLAD BECAUSE MY DAUGHTER, SHE'S IN THE FOURTH GRADE SO THAT WILL GIVE HER A ONE MORE YEAR HERE.))
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Parents are happy over the school board's recent decision to scrap the controversial reconfiguration plan.
Under that proposal, Fieldale Elementary would have closed.
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((MAC GORDON/FIELDALE GRADUATE: I THINK IT WOULD HURT A LOT OF THESE BUSINESSES, STUFF LIKE THAT BUT IT WOULD JUST HURT A LOT OF MEMORIES REALLY BE WHAT THE PROBLEM WOULD BE.))
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But keeping the school open is also causing some problems.
The building needs major renovations including a new roof and more space.
Right now, gym and other classes are being held across the street.
The electrical wiring is outdated and the boilers are more than fifty years old.
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[IN Q=I'm very concerned]

((DANNY CANNADAY/PRINCIPAL: I'M VERY CONCERNED BECAUSE I'M NOT SURE HOW MUCH LONGER THESE THINGS ARE GOING TO LAST, THEY'RE JUST WORN OUT.))
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The school also lacks central air conditioning.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE SCHOOL SYSTEM BELIEVES IT WOULD COST MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO FIX THE ROOF, ANOTHER TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO REPLACE THE BOILERS. THE RENOVATIONS COULD COST MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS, MONEY THE COUNTY SAYS IT DOESN'T HAVE.))
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((NAT SOUND OF PEOPLE LOOKING AT ARTIFACTS))
The school's future was on the minds of many who attended this weekend's alumni celebration.
Some understand why the school system wants to close it, others would like to see a new school built, but many just want the county to make the necessary repairs.
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[IN Q=I would like to]

((LISA HUBBARD/PARENT: I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT REPAIRED AND MY DREAM IS TO WIN THE LOTTERY AND THEN I'M GOING TO GIVE THEM THE MONEY TO REPAIR THE ROOF.))
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It's a dream many would like to keep alive, along with all these memories.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Henry County. ))

[Pet-Therapy]


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Meanwhile, supporters of a program in Roanoke County-- are trying to keep it alive.
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Parents are fighting to keep the Animal Assisted Therapy program going in the area.
Heartland Rehabilitation Services has decided NOT to offer the program next year.
So now parents are petitioning the board that oversees children with significant disabilites to bid the contract to another company.
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[IN Q=When they go to]

((CAROL MEADOR/PARENT: WHEN THEY GO TO OCCUPATIONAL AND PHYSICAL THERAPY IT GIVES THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO STIMULATE THEIR LANGUAGE THEIR MOTOR SKILLS, IT ALSO HELPS THEM FOCUS ON OTHER LIVING BEINGS BECAUSE THEY NEED TO BE CARED FOR SO MUCH ON THEIR OWN THIS GIVES THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO CARE FOR OTHER THINGS.))
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Supporters have gathered more than five hundred signatures.
They plan to present them to the Roanoke Valley Regional Board of Directors at its Monday night meeting.
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[Whooping-Cough]


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Scientists say that whooping (HOOP-ing) cough could be making a world-wide comeback. The disease, which is known as an infant illness, is being detected in all age groups. Vaccines have been used for decades but experts believe the virus has outsmarted them. Bedford County reported two cases at the end of February... an 8- year- old girl and 82- year- old man were diagnosed.
Scientists say the vaccine given to children eventually wears off and there is no vaccination for adults.




[Eavesdropping]


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Virginia's eavesdropping scandal could turn into a federal matter.
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The Richmond Times Dispatch is reporting that Richmond's top prosecutor has asked the U-S attorney's office to take over the investigation. The case revolves around former G-O-P executive Ed Matricardi-- who's been charged with illegally eavesdropping and recording a Democratic conference call.
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[Rebuilding-Together]


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Volunteers in Roanoke turned out today with their hammers and nails for a good cause.
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Hundreds of volunteers took part in the annual National Rebuilding Day. Several businesses and community organizations like the City of Roanoke and Cox Communications each sponsored a home on Dale Avenue. They also provided a lot of the man power.
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((DAVID FULLER/PARTICIPANT: THEY PUT IN A NEW CAMODE UPSTAIRS AND THEY'RE GOING TO PAINT THE OUTSIDE AND PUT A NEW ROOF ON THE GARAGE. I THINK IT'S PRETTY NICE.))
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[OUT Q=it's pretty nice]
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The event was organized by the group "Rebuilding Together". It's an organization that renovates homes for the disabled and elderly.
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((JOHN RICHMOND/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: IT CAN MEAN THE DIFFERENCE OF INDEPENDENCE FOR A LOT OF THESE HOMEOWNERS TO BE ABLE TO STAY IN THEIR HOMES, FOLKS WHO WEREN'T ABLE TO PAIN THEIR HOUSES THEMSELVES AS THE PAINT CHIPS OFF AND THE HOUSE DETORIATES THE WOOD IS GOING TO ROT AND THEY'RE GOING TO BE FORCED TO GET OUT OF THEIR HOUSE, THIS IS GOING TO ALLOW THEM TO STAY A LITTLE LONGER.))
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[OUT Q=stay a little longer]
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Workers concentrated their efforts in southeast Roanoke.
A total of 17 homes were renovated today.
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[Service-Day]


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Today is also National Youth Service Day.
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To mark the occasion, nearly a hundred area teens put on a block party in the parking lot of the Jefferson Y-M-C-A in downtown Roanoke.
Kids were treated to such things as story telling, games, and free merchandise.
The goal of the program is to get young people involved in the community as well as show the public the positive things teens can accomplish.
This is the first time the Roanoke Valley has celebrated National Youth Service Day.
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Still ahead on News 7 at 11, new figures show just how many priests have left the Catholic church in the wake of the sex abuse scandal.
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and the world's second space tourist shells out millions of dollars for a brief visit to space. We'll have that and more coming up...
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[Church-Abuse]


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At least 176 priests suspected of molesting minors have resigned or been taken off duty since the church sex scandal erupted four months ago. That according to an Associated Press review of Roman Catholic dioceses nationwide. Twenty-eight states and the District of Columbia have seen a priest leave active duty because of sex accusations. Another 18 states have been somehow affected, leaving just four states where the scandal seems to have had no impact.

Several dioceses would not say how many clergy they suspended, so the number is likely higher. But even if the figure were significantly higher, it would still likely equate to less than one-half of one percent of the 46-thousand priests in the U-S.


[Averett]


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Virginia Tech's President made a trip to Danville today to deliver Averett's commencement address.
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This was the first graduating class since Averett became a University last summer.
It also marks Dr. Frank Campbell's last commencement at Averett.
Campbell announced earlier this year that he plans to retire as Averett's president effective July first.
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More than 70- people have applied for the position.
The University hopes to have a new president in place by the beginning of the fall semester.

[Rke-Ax]


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An accident in Roanoke delayed traffic at a busy intersection this morning.
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It happened just after ten o'clock at the corner of Elm Avenue and Fifth Street.
Police say the driver of a pickup truck hit an S-U-V causing it to flip on its side.
No one was seriously injured.
The driver of the pickup truck faces several charges.
Parts of the road were shut down for nearly a hour as crews worked to clean-up the wreck.
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[Explore-Park]


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The tourist season at Virginia's Explore Park in Roanoke County is getting off to a free start.
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To mark the occasion, the park will hold an open house tomorrow complete with more than 60- activities for folks of all ages. And, admission is free.
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((UP IN THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY AND VISITOR'S CENTER AND WELCOME CENTER, HOSPITALITY PLAZA WE'LL HAVE MUSIC, THE SOUNDS OF BLUEGRASS, THE SESSION'S BAND, WE'LL ALSO HAVE A MUSICIANS STROLLING THROUGH, ALL KINDS OF FOOD VENDORS AND ACTIVITIES FOR THE CHILDREN, WE HAVE A LOT OF HANDS ON ACTIVITIES, WHERE PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO LOOK AND SEE AND TOUCH AND SMALL AND IT WILL JUST BE A FUND, FUN DAY FOR EVERYBODY.))
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The open house will be held tomorrow-- from one to eight P-M. Sarver says the park has changed a lot over the past year-- He says the park has expanded... and the historic area includes many new programs.
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For the second time in the past three races, a rookie leads the pack in the Busch series race in California...


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and the Roanoke Steam whistled into town this evening, trying to put out the Louisville Fire. Mike Stevens will have the highlights in sports.
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[Smithfield-Plantation]


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Near the Virginia Tech campus sits a house that at one time overlooked the boundary of the western frontier. In this week's Time Off Shannon Young takes us to the Historic Smithfield Plantation.
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[IN Q=The Prestons set sail...]

((BELVA COLLINS/INTERPRETER: THE PRESTONS SET SAIL FROM IRELAND IN 17 HUNDRED AND 38.))
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[OUT Q=from Ireland in 17-hundred and 38.]

36-years later, in 1774, Colonel William Preston and his wife Susanna Smith Preston, put down roots and built what is now the oldest timber frame house in Southest Virginia. Smithfield Plantation boasted 2-thousand acres. The tidewater plantation style house sported three floors furnished in a manner most in the Virginia backcountry were unaccustomed to.
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((BELVA: COLONIAL PEOPLE, WHEN THEY HAD MONEY THEY WANTED YOU TO KNOW IT.))
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[OUT Q=wanted you to know it.]

Preston, a surveyor who picked up decorating ideas on his travels, displayed his wealth is details like the Chinese Chippendales railing along the staircase, colored paint on the house's trim and an impressive mantle thought to be a replica of one at the Raleigh Tavern in Williamsburg. But the couple was wealthy in other ways, as well, having birthed 12-children. The family tree flourished.
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((TERRY NICHOLSON/HISTORIC SMITHFIELD: WE HAD ONE SON WHO BECAME A GOVERNOR, ONE SON-IN-LAW WHO WAS A GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA, TWO GRANDSONS ALSO WERE GOVERNORS AND ALL FOUR OF THEM LIVED HERE AT THIS HOUSE AT SOME POINT DURING THEIR LIVES.))
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[OUT Q=at some point during their lives.]

Costumed interpreters will whisk you back to a time when the only heat came from the fireplace and the company of others...
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[IN Q=In the evening...]

((BELVA: IN THE EVENING,THIS IS PROBABLY WHERE THEY GATHERED TO READ AND TO SEW AND TO CHAT.))
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[OUT Q=to sew and to chat.]

...and show you what it meant to be entirely self-sufficient.
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[IN Q=This is a trundle bed...]

((BELVA: THIS IS A TRUNDLE BED. YOU CAN SEE IT HAS ROPE SPRINGS. THE HEMP FOR THAT ROPE WAS GROWN HERE ON THE PLANTATION.))
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[OUT Q=here on the plantation.]
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[IN Q=We look at our role here...]

((TERRY: WE LOOK AT OUR ROLE HERE AS THE OPORTUNITY TO INTERPRET THE HISTORY OF THIS REGION THROUGH THIS FAMILY, THROUGH THIS HOME AND THEN THROUGH THE AREA AROUND IT AND THE INFLUENCE THAT THEY HAD.))
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[OUT Q=and the influence that they had.]

Just a handful of the items on display can be traced back to the Prestons although Nicholson says the legacy left by the three generations that walked these halls can be found just by looking out the window. Smithfield Plantation sits on the campus of Virginia Tech, a school born of the Preston-Olin Institute. Shannon Young, News 7, Blacksburg.))


[Space-Tourist]


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A space tourist who paid 20- million dollars for the privilege has been given a first class welcome to the international space station.
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[VO-NAT 15:20:32]

Mark Shuttleworth apparently believes the money for an eight day stay was well spent. The South African entrepreneur was all smiles as he floated into the space station and was embraced by its three occupants. Shuttleworth boarded the International Space Station after a two-day trip through space on a Russian craft. Shuttleworth is the second man to pay Moscow a reported 20- million for the trip.
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[Weather] [04/27/2002] [WXPRO/FULL] Current Statistics Weather Almanac [MUSIC UNDER]
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Everything from the Steam to a major no hitter, to local golf, to NASCAR and hoopsis coming up. But first the Saturday night numbers.
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[S-Steam]


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The Roanoke Steam was back home inside the Roanoke Civic Center looking to even its record on the season at 2-and-2.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Fire vs. Steam; :00]

The Steam was rocked in its only other home game, but new quarterback Chris Sanders looked to make folks forget all of that. Sanders with a first and ten from the 20 hands off to Kenny Wojciechowski. (WO-JA-HOUSE-KEY) He will drive it to the 4 to set up a short Sanders TD run. Louisville then makes something happen from the Steam 5. Matt Pike with the bomb to Carl Lyles. He makes the catch and motors in for the score. It's 14-to-7 Steam. The Fire stays hot. This time from the Steam 15, Pike and Lyles connect again. The pitch and catch is good for 6, but Roanoke still leads by 3.
[super=34-Louisville/41/Roanoke/61;]

The Steam has an answer for of that as Sanders fires the quick pass to Mario Kelso for the score. The Steam pushes the lead to 9, and Roanoke wins it tonight 61 to 41. The team's next home game is May 11th against Norfolk.
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[S-NASCAR]


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The Winston Cup cars race this afternoon at the California Speedway, but yesterday the Busch Grand National stars gave the track a workout in the Auto Care 300.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fontana, CA/Fox;:00]

Scott Riggs, the rookie driver - who was a force on the truck series for several years - won his second race out of the last three by beating Jeff Green. Riggs led the final 48 laps. Stacy Compton was again very competitive as he finished third in the Kingsford Chevy.
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[OUT Q=...WE'LL TAKE IT."]
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The final round of the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic is set for this afternoon with coverage here on Your Hometown Station beginning at three.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/CBS Sports; :00]

Rocco Mediate enters the final 18 holes today with a two shot lead on Mark Calcavecchia. Mediate shot a 66 yesterday. He is 15 under par for the tournament. Thanks to shot like this he has needed just 77 putts through the first 54 holes. Mediate won the tournament in 1993.
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[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The 19th annual Scott Robertson Memorial Junior Golf Tournament tees off its 54 hole event next month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

But today 66 junior golfers from throughout the Commonwealth were at the Roanoke Country Club playing a qualifying tournament. Only a handful of the 66 players earned a spot in the May - main draw.
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[OUT Q=...TO QUALIFY."]
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Now in its 19th year, the tournament has exceeded anyone's realistic expectations, in fact back in 1984 - event organizers would have given anything to have the kind of talent that was on display in today's qualifier.
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[SUPER=01-John Clarke/Scott Robertson Chairman; :00]
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[VO NAT CON'T] Many locals golfer played yesterday, but not a single one was able to earn one of the six transfer spots. The low score of the day was a 69 posted by Staunton's Chad Fultz.
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Last year Derek Lowe failed miserably as a closer for the Red Sox
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[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/Fox-MLB;:00]

yesterday he proved to be awesome as both a starter and a finisher. The Red Sox rightie gets Tampa Bay's gets Jason Tyner to ground out second to first to end the game as he pitches the first no-hitter of the season in the major leagues. He struck out six and gave up just one walk. The Red Sox win 10-to-nothing. It's the first no-no at Fenway Park since 1965.
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[S-Odac]


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The Old Dominion Athletic Conference crowned some spring champions yesterday. In men's lacrosse - Washington and Lee won the title by upsetting Hampden-Sydney 8-to-3. Dustin Martin has four goals for the Generals, who have now earned an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament. And Bridgewater won the ODAC baseball title beating Guilford twice yesterday. It's the Eagles' 11th tournament title - that is a conference record. Bridgewater also is head to the NCAAs. In ODAC track, the Lynchburg men won their 5th straight outdoor title, and Roanoke College captured the women's track and field title. Today, Roanoke plays for the softball title at one at the Moyer, and W&L takes on Randolph Macon for the women's lacrosse title in Ashland.

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In the N-B-A Playoffs, the Hornets can wrap up their best of five series with the Magic in the Eastern Conference with a win on Tuesday night.
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Charlotte Coach Paul Silas looked a little tight as his team barely held on to three-point lead late in the Fourth Quarter. Orlando's Tracy McGrady took care of that lead nailing a three pointer from the left side to send the game to overtime tied at 92.
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But, it was all Charlotte in the extra period. Baron Davis had nine points in the overtime and finished with a triple double. The Hornets take a 2-games-to-1 lead in the series with a 110-to-100 win over the Magic.
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Hollins University was the home of some serious hoops today.
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Eighty-Two Girls ranging from third to eighth grade took part in a one-day basketball clinic. The clinic was organized by the Roanoke Stars 11 and under A-A-U Basketball Team.
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Several College Coaches donated their time to the clinic including coaches from Hollins, Bridgewater, and UNC-Asheville. The goal of the clinic was to teach the players the basic fundamentals.
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