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Coming up on News 7-
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Election results from around the region- including live reports and reaction
Police catch up with a 21 year old wanted in connection with a string of pipe bombs.
And they're starting up... again- We'll roll into a rolling stones press conference-
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News 7 is next.

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A clean sweep for Roanoke Democrats tonight... as the voters tap Harris, Dowe and Cutler for city council.
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The field of nine candidates has been narrowed to three-
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Roanokers returned Nelson Harris to city council, and they elected newcomers Alfred Dowe, and Rupert Cutler.
They were followed by the three republican candidates, Jack Parrott [TAKE NEXT PAGE 1009] Mark Hurley and Steve Mabry.
Independents Doug Trout and Don Hogan rounded out the field.
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The crowded field made for a tight contest, and tonight Joe Dashiell is downtown with more on that.
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Jean, with nine candidates in this race, this was not an easy contest to call... and in the end, the difference between a seat on city council, and seat on the sidelines was just 102 votes.
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With 32 of 33 precincts reporting, Roanoke Democrats were finally breathing easy... but it was a nervous night as the lead shifted among the top four candidates.
In the end, incumbent Nelson Harris was the top votegetter claiming the title of Vice -Mayor with more than 49- hundred votes.
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((IT IS SO AFFIRMING, PARTICULARLY AS AN INCUMBENT TO HAVE THE VOTE COME IN IN THE WAY IT HAS TONIGHT, AND REALY KIND OF AFFIRM YOU'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING, YOU'RE DOING A GOOD JOB.))
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Alfred Dowe was second with just over 45-hundred votes...
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((I DON'T KNOW. I MAY BE NAIVE. I MAY BE A LITTLE YOUNG. MY EARS MAY STILL BE DRIPPING, BUT I BELIEVE IN THIS CITY AND I BELIEVE IN THE PEOPLE AND I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANYTHING THAT WE CAN'T DO TOGETHER.))
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and Rupert Cutler bested Republican Jack Parrott by just 102 votes.
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((IT'S BEEN A VERY CLEAN RACE. AND I AM REALLY PLEASED TO HAVE WON WITH REVEREND NELSON HARRIS AND ALFRED DOWE. THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET IS STRONG. WE WON AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS HEALTHY.))
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[OUT Q=the Democratic party is healthy.]))
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And tonight's sweep will give the Democrats a five to two majority on City Council.
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But Jean all three winners had praise tonight for their Republican and Independent opponents, praise for a positive election campaign that remained focused on the future of the city.

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Indeed, the election was so close-- Republican Jack Parrott is not ready to throw in the towel just yet.
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Parrott, Mark Hurley and Steve Mabry gathered at the Patrick Henry Hotel to view the results and thank their supporters. Earlier tonight-- Parrott told fellow Republicans the election was so close he doesn't plan to concede until tomorrow when the results can be looked at in more detail.
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((JACK PARROTT/CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE: I HAD A LOT OF GREAT PEOPLE HELPING OUT, MY FAMILY AND THE ADVISORS THAT I HAD WAS JUST A REAL JOY TO ME AND THEY KIND OF TOOK ME BY THE HAND AND GUIDED ME THROUGH THIS AND IT WORKED OUT CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE SATISFYING AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED. ))
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[OUT Q=AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED.]
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Parrott says it's too early to say if he'll run again. He says he knew the election would be challenging going in-- because Roanoke is traditionally a democratic city.
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In Lynchburg, a new face will join what has been an "all-men's club" in Lynchburg City Hall.
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[Take Lynchburg Results Board]
Mayor Carl Hutcherson led the way tonight, with newcomer Joan Foster coming in a strong second. Bert Dodson was third, and current council member Stewart Hobbs was voted out, coming in fourth.
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Steve Smallshaw joins us from Lynchburg.. Steve, how do you account for Joan Foster's win and her margin of victory?
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Jean, while some people might not have been surprised Joan Foster won, the fact that she was the second-highest vote-getter certainly raised some eyebrows.
Foster is the first woman elected to Lynchburg City Council in eight years.. and she says that played a big role in her win tonight.
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((THANK YOU SO MUCH.. I KNOW I SAID I THINK THIS IS THE EASY PART..))
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Actually, Joan Foster has worked hard to get to this point.
After running a tireless, upstart campaign, this newcomer to city politics was easily the biggest winner tonight.. and she's ready to assume the title of elected official.
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((JOAN FOSTER/NEW LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: THAT IN ITSELF.. ...MEET THE CHALLENGE.))
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Foster edges out one-term councilman and vice mayor Stewart Hobbs, who lost all but one of the city's 17 voting precincts.
Incumbents Bert Dodson and Mayor Carl Hutcherson easily won re-election.. they're ready to head back to City Hall.
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((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO FOUR MORE YEARS.. ..A POSITIVE WAY.))
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((BERT DODSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I THINK IT'S EXCITING.. ..AS OF JULY FIRST.))
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Stewart Hobbs could not be reached for comment tonight.. some political observers say he lost because he simply didn't campaign hard enough..
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Council will reorganize July 1st.. Carl Hutcherson will most certainly be re-elected mayor.. the vice- mayor's post will go to either Ed Barksdale or Bert Dodson.. Dodson says he'll accept it if chosen, Barksdale says he not made any decision yet. Jean?

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Martinsville will also be looking for a new mayor.
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Incumbent mayor Mark Crabtree was voted off city council today.
Terry Roope and Joseph Cobbe will fill the two open seats.
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[TAKE DANVILLE PINNACLE FULL SCREEN 1004]
Danville voters put four incumbents back on City Council.
Ruby Archie, Wayne Williams, Charles Scott and Phillip Smith all keep their seats. [NEXT PAGE 1007]
The odd-man out-- challenger and former mayor Seward Anderson.
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No big surprises tonight in the New River Valley.
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Incumbent Mayor Roger Hedgepeth easily won re-election.
He defeated Donald (Lang-rare) Langrehr and Carroll "Beau" Correll. [TAKE CHRISTIANSBURG FS 1012]
Voters in Christiansburg also re-elected their mayor.
Harold Linkous easily defeated Ann Hess and Rocky Capozzi.
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With more on those races.... New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon joins us from Blacksburg tonight? Rachel, you spent some time at the polls today, what are the thoughts on turnout there? Jean, officials and candidates are actually happy with the number of voters that came out to the polls today.
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Around 25-hundred ballots were cast in the Blacksburg elections and almost 23-hundred residents voted in the Christiansburg races. It's way up from recent years.
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((BARBARA REDICAN/POLL WORKER; OTHER YEARS PEOPLE HAVEN'T EVEN BOTHERED TO VOTE, ITS BEEN LETHARGIC AND YOU WOULDN'T KNOW THERE'S AN ELECTION BUT TODAY ITS BEEN STEADY.))
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Redican thinks the increase may be because of the diversity of candidates this year. That includes Don Lang-rare who got 39-percent of the vote and Virginia Tech student Beau Correll who pulled in 5-percent.
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((DON LANGREHR/BLACKSBURG MAYOR CANDIDATE; COMPARED TO THE LAST MAYOR'S ELECTION WHERE WE ONLY HAD 411 PEOPLE VOTE // WE'VE INCREASED IT BY 3-HUNDRED 4-HUNDRED PERCENT, IN THAT RESPECT I FEEL VERY SUCCESSFUL.))
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But successful in keeping the mayor's seat with 56-percent is incumbent Roger Hedgepeth. Hedgepeth says he's spending election night at the office, but may get some celebrating in.
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((ROGER HEDGEPETH/BLACKSBURG MAYOR; I MAY VISIT ONE OF THE BARS, (MAY VISIT) YEAH, JUST TO HAVE A SLIGHT TODDY BUT I'LL COME BACK.))
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Mayoral results were slow to come out of Christiansburg....another race between three. Incumbent Harold Linkous took the seat for a fourth term over Ann Hess and Rocky Capozzi.
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((HAROLD LINKOUS/CHRISTIANSBURG MAYOR; IT'S A GREAT TURNOUT AND ONE OF THE LARGEST I CAN REMEMBER // MORE CHALLENGERS THIS YEAR THEN ANY BEFORE AND IT'S BEEN A LONG CAMPAIGN AND I'M GLAD IT'S OVER.))
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Now some numbers in the Christiansburg race, Linkous won with 48-percent of the vote...
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Jean, challenger Ann Hess got 32-percent and candidate Rocky Capozzi 20-percent.

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In Vinton, two incumbents will stay on town council.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD 1011]
Billy Obenchain and Bobby Altice were re-elected today.
Melvin Anderson came in third.
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Voters in Galax want to eliminate one of the city's elective offices.
They approved a referendum to get rid of the City Treasurer's position.
Its duties have diminished over the years, but the job is still paying 40 thousand dollars a year.

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An arrest tonight in connection with a string of pipe bombs.
The FBI says a college student is in custody- he was arrested near Reno, Nevada.
Manuel Gallegus has more.
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((AFTER AN ALL-OUT MANHUNT ACROSS SEVERAL STATES, LUKE HELDER IS NOW IN federal custody. THE F-B-I SAYS A CAR BELONGING TO THE 21-YEAR OLD COLLEGE STUDENT WAS STOPPED BY THE NEVADA HIGHWAY PATROL ... 40 MILES EAST OF RENO. HELDER WAS TAKE
N INTO CUSTODY AFTER THROWING A GUN (WEAPONS ) OUT THE CAR WINDOW (SOT?) FEDERAL AGENTS ISSUED AN ALL-POINTS BULLETIN F

OR HELDER ... THEY WANTED TO QUESTION HIM ... IN CONNECTION WITH THE RECENT STRING OF PIPE BOMBS FOUND IN MAILBOXES ACROSS THE MIDWEST. THE LATEST PIPE BOMB WAS DISCOVERED IN A MAILBOX IN AMARILLO, TEXAS. SINCE FRIDAY, NEARLY TWO DOZEN OF THEM HAVE TURNED UP IN FIVE STATES. ANTI-GOVERNMENT MESSAGES WERE FOUND NEXT TO MOST OF THE DEVICES. THE NOTES WARNED OF MORE "ATTENTION GETTERS" TO COME. HELDER'S COLLEGE ROOMMATES IN WISCONSIN SAY THEY BECAME SUSPICIOUS AFTER HE TOLD T
HEM TO QUOTE "WATCH THE NEWS" BEFORE HE DISAPPEARED LAST WEEK. SPEAKING FROM THE FAMILY'S RURAL MINNESOTA HOME, HELDER'
S FATHER TRIED TO EXPLAIN HIS SON'S ALLEGED ACTIONS. (SOT: CAMERON HELDER/FATHER) "I really want you to know that Luke

is not a dangerous person. I think he just trying to make a statement about the way the government is run." (STANDUP GALLEGUS) WORD OF THE ARREST IS WELCOMED RELIEF TO RESIDENTS AND LETTER CARRIERS HERE IN THE MIDWEST .... MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS, DENVER )) [Tease1]
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27 years after the murder of a teenage girl, A Kennedy Cousin goes on trial for the crime.
That's just one of the stories still ahead on News 7.
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And another terrorist bombing in Israel has the country's prime minister cutting his U-S trip short.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as former UVa great Rick Carlisle is named the NBA coach of the year. The Dazzle of the NBDL is chopping its ticket prices big time for next season. The Big East softball tournament is headed to Salem in two days, plus Glenvar and Floyd hook up on the Three Rivers di

amond and Wimbledon will be without its defending champ tonight on the Big 7.))[Mideast]


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Another suicide bombing in Israel- Tonight the Palestinian militant group Hamas is claiming responsibility.
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Sixteen people were killed including the bomber- when the explosion happened at a pool hall.
The bombing has cut short the U-S visit of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon- he will head back to his country tonight- foregoing a meeting with Congress for tomorrow.
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[Skakel]


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A Kennedy cousin appeared in court today on murder charges...
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Michael Skakel is on trial for the 1975 murder of Martha Moxley. Both Skakel and Moxley were 15-years-old when she was beaten to death with a golf club in her Greenwich neighborhood.

And the Moxley family has been waiting for this day in court for over two decades.
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((JOHN MOXLEY/ BROTHER: IT'S BITTERSWEET BY ANY STANDARD, BUT WE ARE WHERE WE WANT TO BE. YOU KNOW THE MORE WE HEAR THE MORE WE ARE CONVINCED THAT MICHEAL DID IT.))
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Skakel is being tried as an adult- even though he was 15 at the time of the murder. Today's trial began with testimony of Martha's mother- Dorothy Moxley. And a diary was entered as evidence to prove that Skakel and Moxley knew each other. Prosecutors also say that Skakel has repeatedly bragged about the murder in the past. The trial is expected to last about five weeks.
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[Strickland]


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When the son of a judge is collared as a drug dealer, it's news. When the judge is renowned for her work on Drug Court, it's all the more ironic.
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Ryan Strickland pled guilty today without admitting his guilt. The plea agreement requires him to report to jail tomorrow morning... and serve 60 days.
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((TONY ANDERSON/STRICKLAND'S ATTORNEY; TO SOME EXTENT HE MAY HAVE BEEN TREATED MORE HARSHLY BECAUSE OF THE POSITION HE WAS IN THAN THE AVERAGE CITIZEN. BUT BY AND LARGE IT'S A PLEA AGREEMENT RYAN'S COMFORTABLE WITH AND THE FAMILY IS COMFORTABLE WITH AND HE WANT TO PUT IT BEHIND HIM AND MOVE ON.))
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Though this is Strickland's first adult conviction- -and he would otherwise has been placed on probation, the 19 year old had three prior drug convictions as a juvenile.
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Some area teachers fear their retirement plans and insurance premiums are not getting paid.
Now supervisors are stepping in to investigate.
Details on that next on News 7.
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And the Rolling Stones aren't ready to start gathering moss yet.
The groups going on tour again.
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[Bath-Schools]


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In a hearing today, a circuit court judge ruled that the Bath County Board of Supervisors does have authority to investigate financial matters of the School Board. An investigation was launched by the supervisors after school employees grew concerned that their retirement and insurance premiums were not being paid by the School Board, even though money was being withheld.
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At today's hearing, Chief Judge Duncan Byrd approved two subpoenas, forcing the School Board to turn over its financial records.
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[IN Q=Obviously, it is...]

((BETTY CAULEY/ATTORNEY FOR SUPERVISORS; OBVIOUSLY, IT IS NOW THE BURDEN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TO SHOW GOOD CAUSE FOR THE PARTICULAR AREAS THAT IT'S GOING TO INVESTIGATE. AND THEY ARE PREPARED TO MEET THAT BURDEN.))
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[OUT Q=meet that burden.]
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An official court order on the subpoenas is expected in a couple of days.
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A yacht fire caused quite a spectacle off the Florida coast.
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[SUPER=03-Fort Lauderdale, FL]


A one hundred foot luxury yacht in dry dock caught fire and burned out of control.
Heavy smoke and flames got worse as firefighters tried to battle the blaze.
People with yachts nearby quickly moved to get their boats out of the way.
No word on what caused the fire nor the value of the yacht that is apparently a total loss.
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High school softball, college softball, a huge honor for former Cav Rick Carlisle, plus the Dazzle slices and dices its ticket prices.
But - first tonight's Extra Point -
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[SUPER=03-Wimbledon, ENG/Last Year;:00]

The defending Wimbledon men's singles champ will not be back to defend his title later this summer. Goran Ivanisevic has a bad left serving shoulder, so bad that he has opted to undergo surgery to repair it immediately. Ivanisevic will be the first Wimbledon men's champion not to return to defend his title since Stan Smith in 1973. Smith stayed away.
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We begin this segment in the NBA where the Charlotte Hornets have fallen behind two games to none to the New Jersey Nets on their best of seven game Eastern Conference semi-final.
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[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/WTBS; :00]

The Nets are kind of new this playoff stuff, but they played tough last night getting contributions from a number of players including one in particular off the bench as Lucius Harris scored a postseason career high of 24 points on 10 of 11 shooting.
[SUPER=33-Charlotte/88/New Jersey/102/Game Two;]

The Hornets get the next three games at the hive starting Friday night after losing last night 102-to-88.
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Former University of Virginia captain Rick Carlisle was named the NBA's coach of the year yesterday. His Detroit Pistons won the Central division title with 50 wins - an 18 win improvement over last season. Former Pistons' coach Chuck Daly presented him the trophy.
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One of the big complaints the Roanoke Dazzle's management heard last season was that its ticket prices were too high. That kind of complaint is nothing new in sports - but the Dazzle's response of whacking the prices dramatically is refreshing.
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[SUPER=01-Joe Preseren/Dazzle Team President; :00]
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[OUT Q=...ROANOKE VALLEY."]
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[VO-NAT]
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The Dazzle averaged just under 16 hundred fans a game in its inaugural season. The number is low, but not all that bad considering the team did not have one Saturday night home date the second half of the season.
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[VO NAT CON'T] One place the team has head and shoulders above any other group in the area is in Community Service. More on that tomorrow night.
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Salem and Lynchburg hooked up in game two of their three game series last night in the Hill City. The Hillcats came in having won six in a row and last night they beat Salem 8 to 2.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Last Week; :00]

In one other Carolina League note, Salem first baseman Brad Hawpe has been named the Carolina League's player of the month. He hit 375 with five homers and 23 rbis in 25 games in the month of April. Salem's Justin Huisman also was named the league's reliever of the month.
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Glenvar and Floyd County, the two top teams in the Three Rivers District in softball hooked up yesterday afternoon in Floyd.
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[SUPER=03-Floyd/Highlanders vs. Buffaloes; :00]


When these two softball powers get together it is usually a chess match and today would be no different.
Glenvar jumped out to a 3 run lead in the top of the first and would add to that margin in the top of the fourth when Rebecca Downor (down-er) doubles to left field, scoring Holy Dixon and the count is 4-1 Highlanders.
Wes Starkey's girls get things going in the bottom of the fourth. Kristen Goff connects on the triple to right field and that plates Katy Baker from third and the lead is cut to 2 runs.
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In the top of the seventh, Glenvar's Amber Mabry makes good on the sacrifice bunt down the third baseline that scores Allison Fasnacht (faz-nat). The Highlanders win it 5-2.
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The City of Champions is at it again! Starting Thursday, the Big East Conference will crown its softball champ with Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, Villanova, and Syracuse battling at the Moyer Complex.
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The Moyer Complex crew was working hard on field preparations earlier today in order to meet NCAA field regulations. The playing surface as well as the competition will be the best the complex has ever seen.
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[SUPER=01-John Shaner/Tournament Director; :00]
[SUPER=01-Scot Thomas/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :20]
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Game one is Thursday at 11 AM between Villanova and Syracuse. Fourth seeded Tech plays top seeded Notre Dame at 1:30.


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This upcoming Mother's Day weekend is traditionally an off weekend in NASCAR.
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Last night several Busch Grand National and Winston cars wrapped up two days of testing at the Lowe's Motor Speedway in preparation for the upcoming Winston and the Coca-Cola 600. Most of the teams worked on race day setups including the hottest rookie of the circuit - Jimmie Johnson. 17 Cup drivers and 22 Busch series teams took advantage of the open test session. When the sun set the Winston Cup cars had the track to themselves. The Winston is Saturday May 17th.
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Mick Jagger says the Rolling stones had two choices- become pillars of the community or go on tour.
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The group is not "up in the air" on its decision- The Rolling stones will tour.
Group members floated in on a hot air balloon to announce the tour and a new album.
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((MICK JAGGER/ROLLING STONES SINGER: WE JUST LAST NIGHT FINISHED NEGOTIATING TO PUT OUT THE BEST OF FROM 1963 TO THE PRESENT ALL HITS AND SOME NEW SONGS THAT WILL BE COMING OUT.))
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That album is due out in the fall .. just as the group begins its 40th anniversary tour in September.
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