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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

A group playing Frisbee makes a grim discovery on the Blue Ridge Parkway. A mother and her two year old son are dead-- after their Roanoke apartment catches fire. And, a local church begins to pick up the pieces after last week's tornado.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]

A mother and son are dead following a fire in Roanoke, and now police are looking for clues to a crime.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[18th-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC-02:05:05]
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Roanoke police say the fire was intentionally set.
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[VO-NAT - :24]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The fire broke out just after four this morning in the 100 block of 18th Street in the Hurt Park Housing Development.

Upon arrival, fire officials determined one adult and two children were inside.
A two year old boy died at around 5:30 this evening, and a three year old remains in critical condition at Community Hospital.
Their mother, 25 year old Alice Diane Jackson, was pronounced dead at the scene.
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[SOT 6:42:20]
[IN Q=Alice, she was a good mother]

((ANNETTE CORBETT/VICTIM'S NEIGHBOR: ALICE, SHE WAS A GOOD MOTHER SHE WAS A HARD WORKING SINGLE MOTHER. SHE'S BEEN DIVORCED FROM THE CHILDREN'S FATHER FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS AND SHE WAS TRYING TO GET HER LIFE TOGETHER FOR HER CHILDREN AND HERSELF. SHE MOVED UP HERE TWO TO THREE MONTHS NOW TO BETTER HERSELF AND GET A NEW START.))
[SUPER=01-Annette Corbett/Victim's Neighbor]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=a new start]
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[VO-NAT - :14+]


Neighbors say police responded to the home last night for a domestic disturbance.
A Police spokesperson would not confirm that or say whether investigators have a suspect.
Anyone with information on the fire is asked to call the Roanoke City Police.
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[Westover-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=02-11 TC-1:04:14]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

Another fire in Roanoke sent two people to the hospital -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning]


Flames destroyed this house on the 19-hundred block of Westover Avenue this morning. Two residents were inside when the fire started - one of which was seriously injured. A local business owner was working in her store next door when she discovered the fire.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I heard screaming..]
[SUPER=01-Maria Angela/Grandin Gold Closet]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=left from window]

The Roanoke Fire Department responded to the call a little before 5:30. The cause is still under investigation.
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[Parkway-Body]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-19 TC-10:36]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A body is discovered this evening along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Roanoke County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

A group of friends stopped to take in the view at the Poages Mill overlook and called authorities when they noticed a stranded dog. While waiting for the park service to stop by-- the group was playing Frisbee. When it went down an embankment-- they discovered the body under some debris.
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[SOT 00:29:11 00:28:00]
[IN Q=It was just]
[SUPER=01-Tim Brown; :00]
[SUPER=01-Danielle Eveleth; :15 ]

((TIM BROWN: IT WAS JUST A COMPLETE SURPRISE....SOMETHING I'LL NEVER FORGET. DANIELLE EVELETH: I THOUGH THEY WERE TRICKING ME... I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING.))
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[OUT Q=this is happening.]
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[VO-NAT]

The dog is thought to belong to the victim-- who's identity and cause of death have NOT been released. The F-B-I has been called in to investigate because the body was discovered on federal land.
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[Storm-Cleanup]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-18 TC-16:40]
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A week ago today, a tornado swept through Campbell and Bedford Counties turning homes and lives upside down.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The storm registered as high as an F-2 on the Fujita Tornado Scale.
In Bedford County, seven homes had to be condemned, another 58 buildings were damaged.
One week later, the cleanup is still a daunting task for many homeowners and businesses.
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[SOT 15:01:56]
[IN Q=About 6 people]

((YOGI BATRA/BUDGET INN: ABOUT SIX PEOPLE STOPPED HERE AND SAID THEY COULD REPAIR THE ROOF BUT START THE WORK IN 2 OR 3 WEEKS. THIS GUY HAPPENED TO BE STANDING HERE AND I SPOKE TO HIM, HE SAYS HE CAN START THE SAME DAY. I SAID LET IT START AND HE HAPPENED TO BE THE LOWEST BID TOO.))
[SUPER=01-Yogi Batra/Budget Inn]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=lowest bid too]
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[VO-NAT]


Damage estimates top several million dollars in both Bedford and Campbell Counties.
The Federal Emergency Manangement Administration is still trying to determine whether central Virginia qualifies as a state or federal disaster area.
If that happens, property owners could be eligible for grants or low-interest loans to help rebuild.
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[Southwest-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle/tha]
[TAPE#=02-13 TC-38:13]
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President Bush today declared parts of Virginia and West Virginia federal disaster areas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-McDowell Co., WV]

In West Virginia-- McDowell, Mercer, Mingo and Wyoming counties are now eligible for federal disaster assistance programs. There at least five people have been killed and more than 500 homes and businesses have been damaged. Six people are also still missing.
[SUPER=03-Buchanan Co.;]

In Virginia-- Buchanan and Tazewell counties are eligible for federal disaster assistance. Hardest hit was Hurley-- a mining town of about five- thousand people in Buchanan County. At least one man has died as a result of flooding there and another man is still missing. Tomorrow-- Governor Mark Warner plans to tour the flood-damaged areas in southwest Virginia.
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[Red-Cross]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
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The American Red Cross is now on scene to lend a helping hand to flood victims.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan Co.]


The agency has set up a disaster relief headquarters in Bluefield Virginia.
It will provide a central location to help victims in Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky.
Red Cross officials say the work will be daunting and costly.
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[SOT 17:05:05]
[IN Q=We're always in need]

((AMY WHITTAKER/AMERICAN RED CROSS: WE'RE ALWAYS IN NEED OF FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS FROM OUR COMMUNITY AND COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THE ONLY WAY THAT WE CAN PROVIDE GROCERIES, SHELTER, FOOD, CLOTHING, EVERYTHING THAT VICTIMS OF DISASTER MIGHT NEED IS THROUGH VOLUNTARY DONATIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Amy Whittaker/American Red Cross]
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[OUT Q=voluntary donations]
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[VO-NAT]


If you would like to assist the flood victims, you can call your local American Red Cross chapter.
The disaster relief headquarters is now located in the vacant Walmart Store in Bluefield.
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[Campbell-Church]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-06 TC-1:44:52]
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After a Campbell County church was heavily damaged by last weekend's tornado, all church members could do was pick up the pieces. Justin McLeod has more on how the congregation is not missing a beat, despite an act of God.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cara Scott/Church Member; :30]
[SUPER=@justin1; :45]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Larry Davies/Timberlake United Methodist Church; 1:09]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Carlton Johnson/Lawyers Missionary Baptist Church; 1:31]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Campbell County]

((((NAT SOUND OF SINGING))
You are looking at a church congregation that is down but not out.
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[IN Q=We as a church]

((ERNESTINE SCOTT/CHURCH MEMBER: WE AS A CHURCH, WE'VE BEEN HANGING TOGETHER, TRYING TO TAKE CARE OF ONE ANOTHER.))
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[OUT Q=of one another]


This is what remains of Lawyers Missionary Baptist Church.
A tornado swept through just before five last Sunday afternoon, collapsing the walls and blowing off the roof.
[SOT 5:23]
[IN Q=I could believe it]

((CARA SCOTT/CHURCH MEMBER: I COULD BELIEVE IT BECAUSE IT WAS GOD THAT HAD DONE IT, BUT JUST TO SEE IT, IT WAS INCREDIBLE.))
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[OUT Q=it was incredible]


Incredible and pretty devestating.
All that remains of the church are a few pews, walls, and hymnals.
[SOT 5:31:35]
[IN Q=Inronically, the church]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: IRONICALLY, THE CHURCH ALREADY HAD PLANS TO CONSTRUCT A NEW BUILDING WHEN THE TORANDO STRUCK. CHURCH MEMBERS SAY IT COULD COST MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS TO BUILD THAT NEW FACILITY. A LOT OF MONEY BUT THE CHURCH SAYS IT'S UP FOR THE CHALLENGE.))
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[OUT Q=for the challenge]

((NAT SOUND OF CHURCH SERVICE))
It is a challenge made easier thanks to a nearby church.
Timberlake United Methodist is now sharing its facilities with Lawyers Missionary Baptist.
[SOT 7:03]
[IN Q=We made it real]

((REV. LARRY DAVIES/TIMBERLAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: WE MADE IT REAL CLEAR THIS IS THEIR CHURCH, WE'LL WORK OUT ANYTHING WE CAN AND WE'RE GOING TO SHARE SOME PROGRAMS TOGETHER AND WORK OUT SOME WAYS WHERE WE CAN HELP EACH OTHER.))
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[OUT Q=help each other]

((NAT SOUND OF SERVICE))
And because of that generosity, a church without a permanent home is counting its blessings.
It could take months, even years to build a new facility but church members have faith it will happen one day.
[SOT 9:32]
[IN Q=God will provide]

((REV. CARLTON JOHNSON/LAWYERS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: GOD WILL PROVIDE. I KNOW THAT. I DON'T THINK IT OR BELIEVE IT, BUT I KNOW IT.))
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[OUT Q=but i know it]


It is a knowlege that has brought two congregations together proving some good can come out of something so bad.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Campbell County.))
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Still ahead on News 7 at 11, a scare in the mail continues, as investigators look for clues as to who has placed more than a dozen pipe bombs in midwestern mailboxes...
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[VO-NAT]

and also citizens in Nigeria are mourning the deaths of more than 100 people after a plane crashed into a neighborhood. We'll have that and more coming up.
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[Pipe-Bombs]


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[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=net]
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In the past week, 16 pipe bombs have been found in mail-boxes throughout the rural midwest. The F-B-I is calling it an act of domestic terrorism. Jennifer Miller has the lastest.
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[SOT 17:46:24]
[IN Q=America's heartland is]
[SUPER=01-Gorland Nunn/Found Bomb in Mailbox; :23]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/Reporting; :35]
[SUPER=01-Weysan Dunn/Assistant Special Agent; :49]
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[OUT Q=Jennifer Miller, CBS News]

(((NATS POLICE CAR IN FOREGROUND) 12:16:45 (NATS VERSION OF PIECE) AMERICA'S HEARTLAND IS COMING UNDER ATTACK AND THE U-S POSTAL SERVICE IS ON THE FRONTLINE. AS OF SUNDAY, SIX PEOPLE HAD BEEN INJURED AFTER MORE THAN A DOZEN PIPE BOMBS WERE PLANTED IN RURAL MAIL BOXES IN ILLINOIS, IOWA AND NEBRASKA. THEY WERE SET TO DETONATE WHEN THE BOXES OPENED. ONE WAS
FOUND IN GORLAND NUN'S MAILBOX. 12:12:05 Nunn SOT: "Well I can't show you the mailbox but this is the post that the mai

lbox was on."Gorland Nunn/Found Bomb in Mailbox STANDUP: INVESTIGATORS SAY THE BOMBS COME WITH A TYPED LETTER AND WHOEVER IS SENDING IT HINVESTIGATORS SAY THE BOMBS COME WITH A TYPED LETTER AND WHOEVER IS SENDING IT �XACT THE GOVERNMENT ON THE INDIVIDUAL AND INDICATES PREVIOUS ATTEMPTS TO COMMUNICATE THESE CONCERNS HAVE GONE UNHEARD. THIS TIME ... BIG BROTHER IS LISTENING. Dunn Sot: 12:09:05 " To the individual or individuals responsible for this if they're listening I would like to say that you have gotten our attention. However we are not certain we understand your message and we would like to hear from you. We are listening and you do not need to send any more attention getters because you have our attetion." Weysan Dunn/Assistant Special Agent, FBI INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY HAVE PROMISING LEADS AND ARE EXAMINING LETTERS AND INSPECTING THOUSANDS OF RURAL MAILBOXES .... THEY SAY THERE ARE PROBABLY OTHER DEVICES THAT HAVE NOT YET EXPLODED. JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS.))




[Jail-Fire]


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[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
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Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of that deadly jailhouse fire in North Carolina.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bakersville, NC; ]

Friday night's blaze at the Mitchell County jail killed eight inmates. It appears to have started in a ground-floor storage room containing wiring and an electric heater. It then spread rapidly throughout the two-story brick and wood building. Sheriff Ken Fox says most of the dead were being held on minor charges for a short period of time. Most were trapped in a second-floor holding cell. Officials say jailers tried to get to them, but the smoke was too thick.
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[Nigeria-Plane]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=net]
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Nigeria's president has declared two days of mourning after more than 100 people were killed in a plane crash yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kano, Nigeria;]

Shortly after take-off, the passenger plane plunged through a suburb killing all 76 people on board and dozens on the ground. Homes, a school and mosque were among the buildings hit... and many children were among the victims. Under-equiped hospitals struggled with the influx of the dead and wounded. Aviation investigators are looking into the cause of the crash. Nigeria de-regulated its airline industry in the mid 1980's and just last month banned the use of aircraft older than 22 years.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7 at 11, Tony Stewart takes the checkered flag at Richmond...
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[VO-NAT]

and despite a number of injuries, the L-A Lakers take a one game lead on San Antonio... Steve Mason will have highlights in sports.
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[Church-Abuse]


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[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=net]
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In the wake of the sex- abuse scandal the Catholic Church says it has a new problem... Money.
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[VO-NAT 18:43:09]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA;]

Today during mass Boston's Cardinal Law said the need for money is "extraordinary". Last week the Boston archdiocese backed out of a settlement with 86 victims of priest abuse-- claiming the church wouldn't be able to cover additional settlements with hundreds of new victims.
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[SOT 18:44:04]
[IN Q=Whether they go]

((CARMEN DURSO/ATTORNEY: WHETHER THEY GO TO THE VATICAN BANK, WHETHER THEY MORTGAGE PROPERTY, WHETHER THY SELL OFF ONE OF THEIR ART TREASURES, AND THEY HAVE A NUMBER OF THEM...THAT'S NOT IMPORTANT. WHAT'S IMPORTANT IS THAT THEY DO THE RIGHT THING FOR THESE VICTIMS.))
[SUPER=01-Carmen Durso/Attorney]
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[OUT Q=thing for these victims]
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[VO-NAT 18:44:20]

Longtime supporters of the church are threatening to withhold their usual donations if the church does not adopt a zero-tolerance policy toward priest abuse.
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[Allen-Textiles]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-16 TC-25:13]
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Senator George Allen is pushing a measure he hopes could help laid off textile workers in Southside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape]


The U.S. Senate is currently debating several trade measures including extending the Trade Adjustment Assistance fund.
That helps provide financial assistance to workers who lose their job because of international competition like NAFTA.
Senator Allen wants to go a step further and help those laid off workers from losing their homes.
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[SOT 7:08:42]
[IN Q=That money, that loan]

((SEN. GEORGE ALLEN: THAT MONEY, THAT LOAN COULD ONLY BE USED FOR MORTGAGE PAYMENTS AND THEN THEY WOULD HAVE TO PAY IT BACK OVER FIVE YEARS PERIOD BUT NOT MAKE THEM START UNTIL SIX MONTHS AFTER THEY GET BACK ON THEIR FEET WITH THE JOB.))

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[OUT Q=with the job]
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Allen says Congressman Virgil Goode has agreed to sponsor a similar measure in the House of Representatives.


[Hemings-Family]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-17 TC-34:10]
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Descendants of Thomas Jefferson have voted against extending membership to family members of one of his slaves.
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[VO-NAT 99-10 1:44:29]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; ]

In May of 1999- descendants of the Sally Hemings family were invited to a Jefferson family reunion and many were hoping to be accepted by the Monticello Association. But today the group, in a closed meeting, decided not to extend membership to Heming's descendants. The Monticello Association adopted a recommendation of an advisory committee to keep the association's membership roll restricted to Jefferson's descendants through his daughters Martha and Maria. In its report, the membership advisory committee also offered a proposal to set up a new organization open to descendants of slaves and workers at Monticello. That proposal was rejected.
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[S-Lakers]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-1181:10:07]
[GRAPHIC=news 7 sports]


In the NBA western conference semifinal opener between the Lakers and the Spurs, Los Angeles survived a few injury scares to win 86-80.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/NBC;]

Shaquille (shah-KEEL') O'Neal had 23 points and 17 rebounds despite missing nearly ten minutes in the second half with a cut on his right index finger that required stitches.
Kobe Bryant had 20 points despite leaving with a bruised knee in the fourth quarter. [SUPER=32-Los Angeles/86/San A

ntonio/80;]Bryant hit a key jumper with 24-point-six seconds left that clinched it. Tim Duncan shot just nine-of-30 and missed his first ten shots. He finished with 26 points and 21 rebounds.
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[S-Nets]


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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/NBC; :00]

In the Eastern Conference semifinals, The Nets battled the Hornets. Baron Davis paced Charlotte with 23 points but failed to generate much offense down the stretch. Elden Campbell had 22 points. Jason Kidd led New Jersey to the 99-to-93 win with seven assists, one going to Richard Jefferson on an ally oop. Kidd also scored a team high 21 points. Game two is tomorrow.
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[S-Pistons]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-119 1:09:12]
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In the other Eastern Conference final four, Detroit and Boston opened their series in the motor city.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI/NBC; :00]

Watch Kenny Anderson make the nice pass to Antoine Walker, he hesitates, and then scores the basket underneath for Boston.
[SUPER=32-Boston/84/Detroit/96;]The Pistons are fifth in the NBA in three pointers attempted and they were hitting

a few. Jon Barry from downtown and then
Clifford Robinson rips rope from behind the arc, Pistons win game one 96-84.
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[S-GAITHER]


[ANCHOR=STEVE]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=mbr]
[TAPE#=SP-111]
[GRAPHIC=News-7 Sports]

George Lynch and Curtis Staples, many will argue that transferring to a prep school helped them. Some said their game would not have been affected by staying. One thing is for sure, there will always be a debate over this topic.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

Joe Gaither has coached basketball in the Valley for over 20 years -- both on the A-A-U level and as an assistant at William Fleming. Gaither, who mentored Lynch, watches Roanoke Catholic's J.R. Reynolds head to Oak Hill.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I really hate...]
[SUPER=01-Joe Gaither/Longtime AAU Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=...see it happen."]
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[VO-NAT]

Gaither points to Cave Spring's J-J Redick as an example of a player who stayed and excelled after playing his senior year in Roanoke.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=You look at kids...]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=....the program's here."]
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[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-104 1:03:23]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR]


Tony Stewart's win at Richmond International Raceway in the Winston Cup Pointiac Excitement 400 moved him from 10th to eigth in the points race.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/FX; :00]


The race was stopped after 66 laps Saturday night and it picked up there today where Dale Jarrett was the leader.

But 103 out of 400 laps were run under caution including the fourth yellow flag, brought . out by Dale Earnhradt Junior on lap 148. He finished 36th. Drivers blamed the new sealer on the track. Jarrett helped bring out a caution when he hit the wall and then collected John Andretti and Bobby Labonte on lap 170.
On lap 308, Ricky Rudd, who had the best car on the track with a 100 laps to go and was the race leader at the time, was the victim of a Rusty Wallace cut tire and Rudd hits the outside wall and finished 39th. The race had a record tying 14 cautions
Stewart jumped out to a three car length lead with 18 laps to go on a restart and never looked back, winning the Pontiac Excitement 400, his third win in seven career starts at Richmond.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Tony Stewart/Third Career Win at Richmond; :00]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=..everything"]
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[ANCHOR=steve]
[graphic=nascar]


Ryan Newman was second, Jeff Burton third, Mark Martin fourth and Jeremy Mayfield fifth. Sterling Marlin 11th, Elliott Sadler 21st, Stacy Compton 26th, Ward Burton 30th, Rick Mast 35th.

[S-AVS]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-120 1:19:32]
[GRAPHIC=Avalanche]


The Avalanche and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans gave fans a double dose at Salem Memorial yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Pelicans vs. Avalanche; :00]


Game one of the double header began at one o'clock and both games would be a shortened seven inning format.
The Avs were strong in game one, allowing just two runs in a 7-2 victory thanks to double plays this one in the top of the seventh. [SUPER-04-Game Two;]
In game two, Salem's Miguel Vilorio lines this shot into right field and that plates Jeff Winchester to make the count 1-zip in the bottom of the second. The Avs win game two 3-1.
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[S-Majors]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-115 1:31:16]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 sports]


To the Majors. The San Francisco Giants finished a three-game weekend sweep of Cincinnati with a 6-to-5 victory in ten innings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/Reds vs. Giants; :00]

David Bell drove in the tying run in the ninth inning and Benito Santiago singled home the winning run in the tenth.

Barry Bonds homered for the second straight game. Bonds has ten homers this season. It's his 401st homer in a Giants uniform.
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/Royals vs. Orioles;]

Baltimore scored three times in the sixth inning to turn a 2-to-0 deficit into a 3-to-2 win over Kansas City. Jeff Conine' (KOH'-nynz) cracked a game-tying homer n part of a rally that allowed the Orioles to pull off a season sweep of the seven-game series.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-113 1:29:41]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA/Yankees vs. Mariners; :00]

The Mariners Ruben Sierra had a big afternoon while Seattle was completing a three-game sweep with a 10-to-6 win over the Yankees. Sierra homered and drove in four runs to lead the Mariners to the eleventh win in their last 12 games at Yankee Stadium.
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO;]


Andru Jones had a solo homer and Chipper Jones singled in Gary Sheffield as the Braves beat the Cardinals 4-2.
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[S-Jarrett]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-117]
[GRAPHIC=Tech football]


Former Virginia Tech fullback and now Buffalo Bills rookie Jarrett Ferguson is praparing for his second Bills Camp in mid May.
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Ferguson's dedication and hunger enabled him to push his body weight all the way to 222 pounds at Tech. The Bills have asked Jarrett to add another 11 pounds to his frame, a task that should be easy for the over-achiever who already has his plan mapped out for his first season in the NFL.
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In golf today, Sammy Rachels birdied the second playoff hole to edge Dana Quigley at the Senior PGA tour's Bruno's Memorial Classic.
Juli Inkster's second 6-under-par 66 in three days gave her the L-P-G-A's Chick-fil-A Charity Championship over Kelly Robbins.
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K.J. Choi is the first South Korean to win a P-G-A event, winning the Compaq Classic. Choi closed with a 5-under-par 6(------------) 7 for a 17-under total, four shots ahead of Dudley Hart and Geoff Ogilvy.