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Coming up on News 7-
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Severe weather rocks the region again- this time thousands are without power-
Afraid that someone will swipe your cellphone? One man has a solution.
A catholic priest is behind bars tonight.
Plus the dog left adrift at sea for weeks is back home.
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News7 is next.

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((JUDY McGUIRE/FRANKLIN CO. RESIDENT: IT'S HARD TO DO WITHOUT WHEN YOU'D BEEN USED TO IT BUT WE'RE GETTING USED TO IT.))
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Several thousand people remain in the dark tonight, thanks to this afternoon's storms.
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Severe storms toppled trees, produced hail in some places, and widespread power outtages.
A-E-P says more than 17-thousand Virginians are without power tonight, including several thousand in Franklin and Henry Counties.
Justin McLeod has more on what residents say has definetely been a dark and stormy night.
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((((NAT SOUND OF THUNDER))
By nine o'clock Thursday night, four storms had made their way through Franklin County.
The first began just after two o'clock.
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((JUDY McGUIRE/FRANKLIN COUNTY RESIDENT: IT WAS JUST REAL WINDY SORT OF SCARRED ME, A LITTLE BIT AND I JUST WENT TO THE BASEMENT, HAD A LOT OF WIN AND A LOT OF RAIN.)) [Runs:06]
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It was much the same in the New River Valley.
As the rain and wind moved through Blacksburg, a number of trees went down.
Some residents returned from work to find cars crushed and their homes damaged.
In Botetourt County, lightning struck this home on Ridge Road near Read Mountain, sparking a small fire but causing no major damage.
And in Franklin County near Smith Mountain Lake, down power lines could be seen all over the roads.
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((JESSE BOWER: WE DROVE PASSED A POWER LINE IT WAS LAYING IN THE ROAD AND EVERYTHING AND LIKE FOUR OF THEM WERE KNOCKED DOWN.)) [Runs10]
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As crews worked to restore power, many businesses decided to close early.
A-E-P says it could be days before power is completely restored throughout southwest Virginia.
Residents are hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst.
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((JOSE BOWER: MY HUSBAND WORKS AT KROGER SO HE BROUGHT A BUNCH OF ICE SO HOPEFULLY I WON'T LOSE MY FOOD IN MY REFRIGERATOR.)) ((WINSTON McGUIRE: GOT A GENERATOR, GOT SOME LIGHTS, CAN HAVE TV IF WE WANT CAN MAKE COFFEE, MICROWAVE OR WHATEVER.))

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For those not lucky enough to have a generator, it could mean days of dinner by candlelight.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Franklin County.))


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The situation is much worse in parts of West Virginia tonight.
McDowell County, at the southern tip of the state, is under a state of emergency.
Some residents are stranded- The National Guard has sent two helicopters to the county to help get those people to safety.
Shelters have been set up in at least three area churches.
Emergency officials believe a man whose body was found this afternoon was a victim of the floods.

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County, state and federal inspectors will assess damage from Sunday's tornado in Bedford County.
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Emergency management officials will be touring damaged areas of the Route 460 corridor tomorrow between 10 a-m and 2 p-m.
They're asking home and business owners who suffered losses to be available during those hours to provide information about property value and insurance coverage.
The assessments will be used to help determine if a federal disaster declaration is warranted.
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[Shanley]


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A priest at the Center of the Catholic Church scandal is now in custody facing rape charges.
The priest was arrested after a 24 year old man claimed he was sexually molested over a seven year period.
Peg Rusconi has more.
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((A Fugitive task force surrounded the San Diego building.. where he stayed with a companion ... then the Reverend Paul Shanley was arrested without a struggle. Martha Coakley/Middlesex County District Attorney. Shanley told him - if he told - no-one would believe him. The victim who's now twenty-four came forward this week. The rapes allegedly took place in Newton, Massachusetts. Starting in 1983...they continued for seven years. Paul Busa/Alleged victim when I was ten ...it was shoulder rubbing..outside of clothes. From six to eight or nine it was everything else. Shanley has been at the center of a long-running scandal in Boston..where catholic officials apparently shuttled the accused priest from church to church without taking steps to protect children. The charges are the first criminal charges to be filed against Shanley. He's been the focus of a civil law suit in the Boston Archdiocese. Court documents allege he advocated sex between men and boys..back in the 70's The priest is now in custody in San Diego ...it's not know if he will fight extradition to Massachusetts. ))

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Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat felt the sun on his face today.
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He was released from house arrest at his headquarters in Ramallah-
Secretary of State Colin Powell says he hopes Arafat will use his position to move toward peace.
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((COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE: CHAIRMAN ARAFAT NOW HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW LEADERSHIP. NO LONGER CONTAINED IN THE MACADA I TRUST THAT THE CHAIRMAN WILL NOW MOVE IN A NEW DIRECTION.. A NEW DIRECTION THAT WILL ALLOW HIS LEADERSHIP POSITION TO BE USED TO DENOUNCE TERRORISM, DENOUCE VIOLENCE.))
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The United States is calling for an international peace conference to talk about Palestinian statehood-
It joins the U-N, the European Union and Russia in calling for a meeting early this summer.
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Both houses of Congress passed resolutions in support of Israel today.
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The non-binding measures say Israel's recent military campaign tried to dismantle terrorist infrastructure-
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((SENATOR JOSEPH LIEBERMANN/D- CONNECTICUT: THE INTENTION OF THIS RESOLUTION IS TO PUT THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES ON RECORD IN SUPPORT OF ISRAEL'S RIGHT TO SELF DEFENSE.)) [butt to 20:10:13] ((SENATOR ROBERT ERNEST HOLLINGS/D- SOUTH CAROLINA: I THINK THE RESOLUTION IS ILL TIMED AND NOT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE UNITED STATES AND NOT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF ISRAEL.))
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Both measures say the U-S and Israel are ``in a common struggle against terrorism.''

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A historic farm museum at Ferrum College may have to make way for a grocery store.
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This weekend, Ferrum College's Board of Trustees will consider a proposal to replace the Blue Ridge Institute Farm Museum with a supermarket.
The museum is a living rendition of an old homestead.
A major food chain, said to be Food Lion, has expressed interest in the site.
The museum would move elsewhere.
The rural campus is divided over the need for commercial development.
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((MOE HAMDAN/STUDENT: I THINK IT WOULD GIVE FERRUM MORE LIFE TO CAMPUS... STUDENTS WOULD HAVE SOMEWHERE TO GO TO GRAB A QUICK BITE OR GO GROCERY SHOPPING.))
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((LINDSAY MUSSER/STUDENT: IT'S A REALLY PRETTY CAMPUS... HAVING ALL THAT TRAFFIC COMING IN... IT WOULD BE MORE THAN WHAT WE COULD HOPE FOR.))
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Ferrum College developed a land use plan in 1999 that would sell or lease half the college's land to commercial developers.
The plan calls for a golf course, nursing home, medical center, shops and subdivisions.
Trustees will meet at a retreat on Friday and Saturday in Charlottesville- where they'll decide whether to pursue the grocery store proposal.
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Two airlines are making it easier to get away to The Greenbrier resort.
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Delta and U.S. Airways yesterday started providing regional non-stop jet service to Greenbrier Valley Airport in Lewisburg, West Virginia. Officials at the resort say the three daily fights will not only help boost tourism but will ease travel for guests.
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((LYNN SWANN/THE GREENBRIER: IT WOULD ENABLE GUESTS TO ARRIVE TO THE GREENBRIER WITH JUST A QUICK, EASY, COMFORTABLE FLIGHT FROM A VARIETY OF LOCATIONS. THE DELTA FLIGHT ORIGINATES IN ATLANTA AND THE U.S. AIRWAYS FLIGHT, THE REGIONAL JET SERVICE IS OUT OF PITTSBURGH BUT WE ALSO HAVE PROP JET SERVICE OUT OF CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA.))
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Officials with Greenbrier County say they're excited about the air service becasue it provides connections to hundreds of cities around the globe.
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The Sons of Confederate Veterans are celebrating tonight.
Their running battle with the state over license plates is over
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Plus a 50-thousand dollar rescue mission pays off... as a dog that was lost at sea returns to dry land.
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Tech tennis teammates the NCAAs. Mike Cameron makes major league history tonight, the Steam looks to make another move in the AF2 standings. The Scott Robertson hands out 10 thousand dollars worth of scholarship cash and the Express loses a coach tonight on t

he Big 7.))[Dog-Rescue]


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Thousands of dollars and many hours have been spent trying to save a terrier mix lost at sea. Now that the pooch is safe on dry land Manuel Gallegus has more on her incredible story.
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((HER NAME IS HOK-KET IN TAIWANESE IT MEANS PROSPERITY AND LUCK. AND THIS TWO YEAR OLD MUTT IS DEFINITELY LUCKY. FOR THE PAST MONTH, HOK KET WAS CAST ADRIFT ON THE HIGH SEAS, ABANDONED IN THE PACIFIC ABOUT 200 MILES SOUTHWEST OF HAWAII ABOARD A BURNING OIL TANKER ELEVEN CREWMEN FROM THE INDONESIAN TANKER INSINKO WERE RESCUED AFTER THE SHIP CAUGHT FIRE BUT HOK KET, THE CAPTAIN S DOG WAS LEFT BEHIND.
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It must have been very frightening for the dogdogs scared of fire THE DOG S FATE BECAME AN INTERNATIONAL ISSUE SINCE THE MUTT ONLY UNDERSTANDS MANDARIN, A SPECIAL BILINGUAL DOG HANDLER HAD TO BE BROUGHT IN FOR THE RESCUE. THE HAWAIIAN HUMANE SOCIETY SPENT ABOUT 50-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO GET THE GUTTED SHIP TOWED BACK TO LAND-MUCH OF IT FROM DONATIONS.
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BEFORE HOK KET'S NEW OWNERS GET HER SHE WILL BE QUARANTINED FOR FOUR MONTHS. HAWAII ANIMAL LAW IS STRICT SINCE IT'S ONE OF THE ONLY PLACES IN THE WORLD WITH UT RABIES. HO KET WILL BE SPENDING HER SUMMER ON THE ISLAND OF KUAUIA DOG'S LIFE ON DRY LAND. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS.))

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One man got so tired of his cell phone being stolen that he came up with a way to keep that from happening.
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The man found a way to put a photograph, name and telephone number in the background of a cellphone screen without interfering with the phone's memory or electrical system.
He came up with the idea after his cell phone was stolen three times.
The invention makes it virtually impossible for a thief to sell a stolen phone.
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((IT'S A GOOD CONCEPT BECAUSE AT LEAST YOU KNOW YOU'RE PROTECTED AND YOUR CELL PHONE WON'T BE EASILY UTILIZED BY SOMEBODY ELSE.))
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The 37-year old inventor from South Africa had no basic knowledge of electronics- he simply used a salvaged computer to make his discovery.
It costs about 30 minutes to install and costs about 10 dollars.
The technology could make this man- an overnight millionaire.
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The battle is won for the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
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On Monday, a federal appeals court granted them the right to put the Confederate flag logo on their special license plates.
And today Governor Warner and Attorney General Jerry Kilgore said they are giving up the fight.
There will be no appeal.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WE FELT THE CASE COULD NOT BE FURTHER DEFENDED IN COURT AND THAT THE COMMONWEALTH'S RESOURCES WERE BEST SPENT ELSEWHERE RATHER THAN ON A CASE THAT LOOKED LIKE IT WOULD LOSE IF IT WAS FURTHER APPEALED.))
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After a two-year court battle, the Sons of Confederate Veterans aren't wasting any more time.
They showed up today outside the Department of Motor Vehicles with 368 applications for the specialty tags.
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((HENRY KIDD/SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS: EVERY SINGLE JUDGE THAT'S HEARD THIS CASE HAS TOLD THE STATE THAT THEY ARE USING VIEWPOINT DISCRIMINATION, VIOLATING OUR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS, FREEDOM OF SPEECH. AND SO I LOOK FORWARD TO THESE BEING ON OUR CARS. WITHOUT A LOT OF FURTHER DELAY, THEY SHOULD BE ON THE ROAD SOMETIME BY THE MIDDLE OF JULY.))
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The General Assembly approved the plate three years ago... but refused to allow the groups logo which features a Confederate flag.
Two courts have now ruled that unconstitutional.
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From the White House to Roanoke, thousands gather for National Prayer Day.
That's still ahead on News 7.
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And it's no vacation cruise... This voyage from Australia to Europe took some real work.
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[Lindbergh]


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Charles Lindbergh's grandson re-created history in half the time today.
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Erik Lindbergh arrived in France today after flying across the Atlantic Ocean to duplicate his grandfather's historic 1927 New York-to-Paris solo flight.
His``New Spirit of St. Louis'' touched down after a flight that lasted about 17 hours.
That is half as long as it took his grandfather.
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The re-tracing of another historic route was completed on Sunday... but this one took a year. A replica of a 17th- century Dutch trading ship completed it's voyage from Australia to The Netherlands. The original ship was the first to map Australia in 1606. It's voyage marked the 400th anniversary of the Dutch East India Company, which pioneered the Dutch spice trade... About 10-thousand people, including the Dutch Crown Prince, gathered to welcome the ship home.
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History in the majors, dramatics in the NBA, plus Scott Robertson scholars and the Steam getting ready for win number 3. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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The Virginia Tech men's tennis team is headed back to the NCAA tournament. Tech missed the event last year, but tonight the team found out it will play in Knoxville on May 10th in the first round against the North Carolina Tarheels. The host Tennessee Vols and the Wake Forest also in the regional. The winner advances to the Sweet 16 the following weekend at Texas A & M.
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We begin this segment with the strange but true from the Major leagues. In Chicago last night Brett Boone and Mike Cameron hit back to back homers in the first inning. Twice! Never have two teammates homered twice in the same inning.
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But Cameron was just getting started. He came up in third and hit his third, and then amazingly in the fifth inning he jacked this one out of the park to center. Cameron is just the fifth player in the major league history to hit 4 homers in 4 consecutive at bats.
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The Mariners bashed the White Sox on an historic night - 15 to 4.
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The rain today washed out Busch Grand National qualifying at the Richmond International Raceway last night. Actually, it was a little announcement by the National Weather Service that came out yesterday afternoon warning folks at the track that Henrico County was under a Tornado watch until nine tonight. The field will start by the points standings with Jack Sprague on the pole.

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The Roanoke Steam got an early wake up call this morning. The Steam left Roanoke at 4 a-m for tomorrow's game against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers.
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The Steam held its final practice before the road trip last night inside the gymnasium at Hollins University. The Steam has rebounded from an Oh-and-Two start to post two straight wins including last Saturday's win over Louisville at the Roanoke Civic Center. Steam coach Steve Jerry says his team never lost its spirit during its rough Oh-and-Two Start.
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After the road trip to Pennsylvania, the Steam return to the Civic Center for a May 11th game against the Norfolk Nighthawks.

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Off-season changes are inevitable and they have begun with the Express.
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Today highly regarded assistant coach Mark Bernard resigned his post after just one season with the team. Head coach Perry Florio's good friend says he wants to spend more time with his family. Before joining the Express, Bernard played professionally for a dozen seasons.
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The 19th annual Scott Robertson Memorial Golf tournament tees off May 17th. This year's star studded teenage field has been rated the fifth best in the nation.
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And speaking of some top notch individuals, the Scott Robertson Memorial tournament gave out its annual scholarships today and Salem high school senior Jeff Ferguson won the Scott Robertson memorial scholarship. Ferguson, who will attend Virginia Tech next year in hopes of becoming a financial analyst, receives eight thousand dollars torwards his college education.
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Ferguson's friend and Glenvar golfer Alan May received the Eugene A. Hawthorne two thousand dollar grant which he will put towards his education at Roanoke College.
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Local high school basketball fans haven't seen the last of J.R. Reynolds. The word tonight is that Roanoke Catholic and Oak Hill will meet this next season on the hardwood.
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Catholic head coach Dick Wall and Oak Hill coach Steve Smith have agreed to play each other at either the Salem or Roanoke Civic Center. The date and the time of the game is still being worked out. The two were supposed to play in January, but the SunTrust Classic was snowed out.
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The top seed in the Eastern Conference had to work overtime and then some to advance to the second Round of the N-B-A playoffs. The New Jersey Nets advance to face the Hornets in round two.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/TNT Sports; :00]

But, Isiah Thomas and the Indiana Pacers provided the night's excitement. Trailing by three with time running out in regulation, Indiana's Reggie Miller banks in a three pointer to tie the score at 96 and send the game to overtime. The Nets held a two point lead in overtime, but it's Miller time again. This time Reggie drives in for the jam to send the game to a second overtime tied at 107.
[SUPER=33-Indiana/109/New Jersey/120;]

But, New Jersey's Jason Kidd scored 31 points while playing 51 minutes. The Nets move on by beating the Pacers in double overtime 120-to-109.
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[S-Dale]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=EARNHARDT]


Dale Earnhardt was many things, including part owner of the Kannapolis Intimidators minor league baseball team in North Carolina. Last night is was announced that on May 15th Cal Ripken, Junior will be in attendance with the franchise's number three uniform is retired. He will present the uniform to the Earnhardt family at the game.

[S-Walls]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-114 14943tc]
[GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS]


Earnhardt's legacy will, of course, be improved safety.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN; :00]

While NASCAR has refused to mandate any type of soft wall technology, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is moving to the forefront in this area. Indy is installing a total of 4 thousand, two hundred and 40 feet of what is being called SAFER walls. It is what it is, but SAFER stands for "Steel and Foam Energy Reduction." The technology will be used in practice and testing this month to find out its effectiveness.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=WE'LL HAVE...]
[SUPER=01-Tony George/Indianapolis President and CEO; :04]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=...PERFECT OPPORTUNITY."]
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[VO-NAT con't]

The energy absorbing barriers are constructed in 20 foot modules. Each has four rectangular steel tubes and bundles of polystyrene that work together to provide the cushion along the outside wall.
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[Prayer-Day]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-08 TC1:34:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Countless people bowed their heads at noon today...
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[VO-NAT - :16.5]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The event was part of National Day of Prayer, a day enacted by the United States Congress in 1952... About one hundred people gathered in downtown Roanoke to share their prayers Local organizers of the event say the need for prayer was made evident by the events of September eleventh.
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[SOT - 18:19:16]
[IN Q=After September 11th...]

((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR; AFTER SEPTEMBER 11TH, IT CERTAINLY BROUGHT THIS COUNTRY TOGETHER, AND HOPEFULLY INCREASING NUMBERS ATTENDING CHURCH SERVICES. AND CERTAINLY IT'S OBVIOUS TODAY THAT A LOT MORE PEOPLE ARE PARTICIPATING IN THIS DAY OF PRAYER AT THIS HOUR THAN DID LAST YEAR.))
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[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=than did last year.]
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[VO-NAT - :14+]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]

The National Day of Prayer was observed throughout our region including Lynchburg. Church, political, and business leaders there gathered to pray for police and emergency medical service personel, and other members of the community (------------)