[Video-Open]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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[SOT 51:24]
[IN Q=Tragically, a former employee]

((LARRY CASTELLANI/CEO: TRAGICALLY, A FORMER EMPLOYEE DIED AND A CURRENT EMPLOYEE IS LISTED IN SERIOUS CONDITION AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL.))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=at a local hospital]
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[VO-NAT]


Workers and police continue to piece together exactly what led to a deadly shooting at Advance Auto's corporate offices in Roanoke- it happened earlier today.
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[Advance-Auto]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
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[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Police say it could be days before we know exactly how and why it happened.
We do know that today's attack was apparently a deliberate shooting of an employee followed by a suicide. [***NEWS 7@ 6 MONITOR GRAPHIC***]
[TOSS ACROSS=Jean & Justin / Pulpit;]


Justin McLeod has been working on this story. He joins us now with the very latest. Justin?
Jean, even at this hour details remain very sketchy.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@justin1]


Police are still trying to notify next of kin.
Here's what we do know for certain, one person is dead and another remains seriously wounded.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jack Lynch/Neighbor; :11 (QUICK BITE)]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Phil Patrone/Roanoke Co. Police Dept.; :33]
[SUPER=01-Larry Castellani/Advance Auto Parts CEO; 1:02]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES]

((((NAT SOUND OF THE SCENE))
It all happened just before noon here in the parking lot of Advance Auto on Airport Road.
Jack Lynch heard the gunfire.
[SOT 15:14:29]
[IN Q=I just heard two]

((JACK LYNCH/NEIGHBOR: I JUST HEARD TWO SHOTS, BANG, BANG, AND THEN I SAW THE NEWS AND IT SAID ONE WAS KILLED.)) [Runs:04]
[OUT Q=one was killed]


The one who was killed is still unknown.
Police will only say the person is a former employee of Advance Auto.
A current employee was also shot and remains in serious condition at a local hospital.
Authorities have confirmed a man and a woman were involved but they won't say which is which.
[SOT 47:01]
[IN Q=It appears right now]

((LT. PHIL PATRONE/ROANOKE CO. POLICE DEPT.: IT APPEARS RIGHT NOW THAT WE HAVE A SHOOTING AND UNTIL I CAN FIGURE OUT THE DETAIL AND HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO NOTIFY NEXT OF KIN I REALLY THINK I OWE TO THEM ONCE WE GET THAT DONE THEN WE WILL BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THE INVESTIGATION.)) [Runs15]
[OUT Q=complete the investigation]


The investigation was chaotic in the beginning.
For several hours, employees were kept inside until investigators could interview all potential witnesses.
Late Friday afternoon, a visibly shaken CEO came out and addressed the media.
[SOT 51:55]
[IN Q=The thoughts and prayers]

((LARRY CASTELLANI/ADVANCE AUTO PARTS CEO: THE THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS OF THE ENTIRE ADVANCE AUTO PARTS FAMILY ARE WITH THE VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES.)) [Runs:05]
[OUT Q=and their families]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL Pulpit]


Tonight, police are still trying to notify next of kin.
A Police spokesperson says it involves finding family members who live in different time zones.
[TOSS ACROSS=Jean & Justin / Pulpit;]


And Jean, for that reason, police say it could be several days before the names are released to the public.

[Sussex-Murders]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-14 TC1:01:32]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Two people suspected of committing a double murder in Lynchburg last month are in jail, being held on unrelated charges.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/April 19]


Anthony and Rhonda Robinson were gunned down in their home on Sussex Street April 19th.
Police are waiting for lab results before charging two people for the murders.. but they're releasing few other details.
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[SOT 14:00:40]
[IN Q=And if we]

((LT. DANNY VIAR/LYNCHBURG POLICE: AND IF WE COULD TELL YOU MORE WE WOULD. WE WOULDN'T HOLD BACK, BUT UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES THIS IS KIND OF UNUSUAL. NORMALLY WE WOULDN'T EVEN DO THIS, BUT WE FELT WE OWED IT TO THE FAMILIES AND OWED TO THE TO PUBLIC TO LET THEM KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Danny Viar/Lynchburg Police Department]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=what was going on.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police would "not" discuss a possible motive for the murders.
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[ASL]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-12 TC1:13:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Appalachian School of Law will hold its first graduation- since a deadly shooting there in January.
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[VO-NAT :16]
[SUPER=03-Grundy;]

Crews are preparing the school's courtyard for tomorrow morning's ceremony. 32-students will receive diplomas. School officials are expecting a larger crowd than usual this year. The School's president says during his remarks, he'll ask for a moment of silence.
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[SOT 1:29:11 (cover) // 1:28:42]
[IN Q=THIS GRADUATION]

((LOU ELLSWORTH/ASL PRESIDENT; THIS GRADUATION WILL PERHAPS BE A LITTLE MORE BITTERSWEET. THIS WILL BE A COMMENCEMENT AND GRADUATION WHERE EACH OF US REMEMBER THE TRAGEDY OF JANUARY 16TH, OUR DEPARTED FRIENDS.))
[SUPER=01-Lou Ellsworth/ASL President;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=DEPARTED FRIENDS]
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[VO-NAT]

Ellsworth says two positive things have come from the tragedy. He points to a new, stronger sense of community and a major jump in applications.
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[Eavesdropping]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-16 TC32:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Prosecutors want to drop state wire-tapping charges against the former head of the Virginia Republican party... but that doesn't necessarily mean he's off the hook.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


An official close to the case said today that prosecutors will likely ask that charges against Ed Matricardi be dropped.
The decision may have been made because the federal court system has broader investigative powers than state courts.
Earlier this week, U-S Attorney Paul McNulty said that his office and the F-B-I would join state and local authorities in the investigation.
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[SCLC]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-15 TC1:33:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Bedford County man who says he's the rightful president of a state civil rights group hopes a circuit court judge will soon agree with him.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Jack Mills was nominated as president-elect of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in January.
But his position is being challenged by other leaders in the traditionally black-led organization.
Mills says he's the victim of racism and he's going to court to fight it.
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[SOT 7:17:40]
[IN Q=Our lawyer has]

((JACK MILLS/VA SCLC PRESIDENT-ELECT: OUR LAWYER HAS ASKED FOR AN INJUNCTION TO STOP THEM FROM USING OUR NAME, STOP THEM FROM COLLECTING DUES AND TAKING OUR MONEY TO GEORGIA. WE WANT TO HELP POOR PEOPLE HERE IN VIRGINIA, WE WANT TO HELP NEEDY CHILDREN AND ELDERLY PEOPLE AND WE WANT THE COURT SYSTEM TO TREAT ALL OF US THE SAME.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Mills/VA SCLC President-Elect]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=all of us the same.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday]


Mills says an S-C-L-C group from Georgia has taken over the state convention that's underway this weekend in Danville.
He hopes to get a court ruling sometime next week.
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[Racism-March]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-07 TC1:48:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Meanwhile, dozens of people took to the streets in Lynchburg today hoping to promote racial harmony between black and white residents.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


This was the 10th anniversary of the Y-W-C-A's National Day of Commitment to Eliminate Racism.. it's an event that was first organized in response to the riots in Los Angeles following the Rodney King verdicts.
Community leaders walked several blocks through downtown to demonstrate their commitment to diversity.
Organizers say Lynchburg is already a community that enjoys racial harmony.
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[Identity-Theft]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-18 TC21:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Imagine checking your credit report, only to find someone's opened several accounts in your name.
Identity theft is happening more and more often...
And Virginia's attorney general wants to put an end to it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Attorney General Jerry Kilgore today announced a 24-member task force that will examine ways to combat the problem.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We moved from ]

((JERRY KILGORE/VA ATTORNEY GENERAL; WE MOVED FROM THE GO TO THE STORE ERA TO TECHNOLOGY. WE'RE USING TECHNOLOGY ON A DAILY BASIS TO DO OUR SHOPPING TO DO OUR BILL PAYING. IDENTITY THEFT IS THE RESULT OF THAT.))
[SUPER=@kilgore]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=the result of that.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


The task force will conduct town-hall style meetings throughout the state over the next few months.
Kilgore said he expects the group to have some recommendations before the next General Assembly session in January.

[City-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-21 TC09:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke City Schools will shoulder their share of cuts, as city council wrestles with lagging state and local revenues.
But school officials warn the financial squeeze may force some difficult choices during the next few years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The schools will receive about 650- thousand dollars less than officials were expecting.
School board members say the system will do its best to absorb the cuts without major damage to instructional programs.
But administrators say soon the school system may have to choose between improving teacher salaries and building new high schools.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The problem we see now]

((DICK KELLEY/ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT; THE PROBLEM WE SEE NOW AS EMPLOYEE SALARIES CONTINUE TO ERODE. THE BOARD IS GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION WHETHER OR NOT THEY'RE GOING TO PUT MORE MONEY INTO SALARIES OR CONTINUE TO PUT MONEY INTO THE DEBT RESERVE IN ORDER TO START THE HIGH SCHOOL PROJECTS ON SCHEDULE IN 2004- 2005.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Kelley/Assistant Superintendent;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=in 2004-2005.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke city council will vote on the final budget at a special meeting Monday afternoon.

[Pipe-bombs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A college student has been charged with two criminal counts of planting a pipe bomb.
21 year old Luke Helder heard the charges against him in a federal court in Iowa tonight.
As Jim Acosta reports, Helder is now being held without bond.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Cedar Rapids, IA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bryce Werling/Victim's Husband; :45]
[SUPER=01-Jim Acosta/Reporting; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=Cedar Rapids Iowa]

((WHEN LUKE HELDER TOUCHED DOWN ON IOWA SOIL -- HE GOT A GLIMPSE OF WHAT IT WILL BE LIKE IN THE FEDERAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. A U-S MARSHAL ORDERED THE CONFESSED PIPE BOMBER TO OPEN HIS MOUTH TO SHOW HE WAS NOT CARRYING ANY WEAPONS -- ANYWHERE. (CEDAR RAPIDS COURT SHOT) ALTHOUGH HELDER BRIEFLY LAUGHED AT A COMMENT MADE BY A MARSHAL AS HE WAS ESCORTED INTO THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE -- HE LOOKED WEARY -- NO LONGER FLASHING THAT DEVIOUS SMILE HE SPORTED IN NEVADA FOLLOWING HIS ARREST
. (SOT-- POSSIBLE SOT WITH NEVADA SHERIFF) IN COURT -- IT TOOK FIVE MINUTES FOR A JUDGE TO OFFICIALLY CHARGE THE 21 YEA

R OLD WITH TWO CRIMINAL COUNTS OF PLANTING PIPE BOMBS IN MAIL BOXES ACROSS EAST IOWA. HELDER IS FACING MORE BOMB CHARGES IN OTHER STATES -- ALL PART OF AN ELABORATE PLAN -- AUTHORITIES SAY -- TO DRAW A SMILING FACE WITH HIS TARGETS ON THE
U.S. MAP. (NATS -- JIM WITH BRYCE WERLING) BRYCE WERLING HOPES HE'S SEEN THE LAST SMILE OUT OF HELDER. (SOT -- BRYCE W

ERLING, VICTIM'S HUSBAND) "To see him smile like he's the king of the world made me as mad as I've been." ONE WEEK AGO -- WERLING'S WIFE DELORES SUSTAINED FACIAL WOUNDS AND LOST PART OF HER HEARING WHEN SHE OPENED UP HER MAILBOX AND FOUND ONE OF HELDER'S BOMBS. (HELDER LEAVING IOWA COURT) BESIDES THE ANTI-GOVERNMENT LETTERS FOUND WITH THE EXPLOSIVES -- THOSE CLOSE TO THE COLLEGE ART STUDENT SAY HE'S TROUBLED. ONE FRIEND REPORTEDLY SAYS HELDER HAS EVEN THOUGHT OF SUICIDE. FOR NOW THE LOCAL SHERIFF PLANS TO KEEP HELDER LOCKED UP IN ISOLATION UNTIL HIS TRIAL. (STAND-UP) "Even though the FBI says it already has a confession of Helder -- he'll have a chance to enter his plea when he appears in court later this month. Jim Acosta CBS News Cedar Rapids Iowa." ))

[Hanssen]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
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He was trained and trusted by Americans- but prosecutors say he abused that trust.
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[VO-NAT11.5]


Now Former F-B-I Agent Robert Hanssen will spend the rest of his life in prison for spying.
The life sentence is part of deal in which Hanssen has agreed to fully cooperate with authorities-
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[SOT 14:03:46]

((PAUL MCNULTY/U.S. ATTORNEY: THIS BRINGS TO A CLOSE ONE OF THE DARKEST CHAPTERS IN U.S. HISTORY.))
[SUPER=01-Paul McNulty/U. S. Attorney; ]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=IN U.S. HISTORY.]
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[VO-NAT 06]


Hanssen told the court he's sorry for selling U-S secrets to Moscow.
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[SOT 14:04:18]
[IN Q=]

((PLATO CACHERIS/HANSSEN ATTORNEY; THERE WERE MONETARY REASONS, EGO REASONS, AND REASONS NONE VALID OR HE WOULDN'T BE HERE TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Plato Cacheris/Hanssen Attorney; ]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=be here today.]
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[vo-nat]
Some of Hansen's colleagues were in the courtroom but his wife and six children were not.
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[Pierpaoli]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-06 TC1:53:19]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

The former V-M-I instructor convicted of having sex with a minor may get to serve his time on Hilton Head Island.

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

Paul Pierpaoli (pier- PAUL- lee) was sentenced to 12 months in jail. The 40-year old professor solicited two young men on the Internet. When they met in a double wide in Goshen, it turned out one of them was an adult. The other was 14.
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[SOT 10:05]
[IN Q=Paul claims to have]

((ROBERT ARMSTRONG/PIERPAOLI'S ATTORNEY: PAUL CLAIMS TO HAVE HAD A SEXUAL ENCOUNTER WITH THE ELDER OF THE TWO AND DENIES HAVING ANY OF A SEXUAL NATURE WITH THE MINOR. GORDON SAUNDERS/PROSECUTOR: ONE OF THE KEYS: THE BOYS TESTIFIED HE WAS SEARCHING FOR A 13 YEAR OLD. THERE WAS A MASSIVE AMOUNT OF MATERIAL ON HIS COMPUTER ABOUT THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Armstrong/Pierpaoli's Attorney; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gordon Saunders/Prosecutor; :11]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=computer about that.]
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[VO-NAT]

Pierpauli says he doesn't know where that came from. Though Judge George Honts sentenced him to serve 12 months in jail- -and Pierpaoli was taken into custody for processing- -he was to be released on bond, pending appeal of his conviction. If the conviction is upheld, the judge may let Pierpaoli do his time under house arrest at his parents' Hilton Head home.
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[Carilion]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=502-04 TC22:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Four insurance companies have accepted a partnership with Carilion Health System.
Their clients will now receive a bigger discount on health care.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Trigon -- the region's largest health insurer -- did not accept.
Sources tell us Trigon wasn't happy with the partnership offer.
Trigon said today in order to control costs, they'll offer new plans called "Health Savers," which all involve co-pays.
Those who did accept are Aetna, CIGNA, Southern Health Services and Unicare.
Their partnerships with Carilion begin July 1st.
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[Sea-Bass]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Although it may sound fishy-- some of America's best chefs are taking a favored dish off their menus in order to try and save a species.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]

The Chilean Sea Bass-- which is a popular seafood choice-- could soon become an endangered species.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When I was working]

((BETH CLARK/THE ANTARTICA PROJECT: WHEN I WAS WORKING IN THE ANTARCTIC AS A RESEARCH BIOLOGIST 20 YEARS AGO, WE WERE CATCHING FISH THAT WERE UPWARDS OF FIVE FEET LONG AND WEIGHED 200 POUNDS. TODAY THE FISHERIES ARE TARGETING FISH THAT ARE LESS THAN TWO FEET LONG AND WEIGH FIVE POUNDS... THIS IS NOT BIOLOGICALLY VIABLE. THIS IS A SIGN OF A FISHERY IN TROUBLE.))
[SUPER=01-Beth Clark/The Antartica Project;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=fishery in trouble]
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[VO-NAT]

"Take a Pass on Chilean Sea Bass" is a campaign headed by chefs urging fishermen to stop catching the fish... And the bait is that some restaurants won't serve it. Instead they are serving other white-fish that some chefs say are just as pleasing. Officials say illegal poachers provide 80- percent of the world's market- supply of Chilean Sea Bass. However, not long ago fisherman stopped hooking Swordfish and now it's in ample supply. Many hope history will repeat itself with the Sea Bass.
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[Monkey-Puppy]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ejo/jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Here is a fitting story for mothers day weekend-
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[VO-NAT NA 104 14:17:08]
[SUPER=03-Dhaka, Bangladesh;]


It's the story of a Monkey mom in Bangladesh- That's where Maina the monkey has become a surrogate mother to a puppy .. and a fiercely possesive one.
Maina's maternal instinct for her puppy is so strong- she won't allow her owner to approach.
The owner says Maina lost her own baby, but soon began to shower love and attention on an adopted puppy as though it were her own.
Now the story of this loving monkey and her puppy is traveling the streets drawing onlookers every day.
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[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=mbr]
[TAPE#=SP-110]
[GRAPHIC=News-7 Sports]

We begin with a wild finish in the N-B-A playoffs. The Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons set an N-B-A record for the fewest points scored in a playoff game. The end result was a last-second shot that didn't count and a Celtic victory for a two-games-to-one lead in their Eastern Conference Semi-Final series.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/TNT Sports; :00]

The Celtics appeared to take control of this one late in the fourth quarter. In a play that would make Celtic legend Larry Bird proud, Paul Pierce and Antoine Walker work the give and go with Pierce finishing the play and putting Boston up by four. But, the Celtics tried everything they could to loose it, Kenny Anderson fouls Chucky Adkins behind the three-point line. As Piston's coach Rick Carlise prays for a miracle Adkins hits the first two. He then missed the third on purpose and the ball comes out to Jerry Stackhouse who heaves in an apparent three-pointer in for the win.
[SUPER=33-Detroit/64/Boston/66; :]

But, the officials ruled the shot came after time expired. The Celtics survive 66-to-64.
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[S-Hornets]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-111]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The NBA owners yesterday approved the move of the Hornets from Charlotte to New Orleans. That means the NBA's 14 year run in the Queen City will officially end once the playoffs are finished.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=WELL, ...]
[SUPER=01-Russ Granik/NBA Deputy Commissioner; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=...TO NEW ORLEANS."]
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[S-TECH]


[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=mbr]
[TAPE#=SP-117]
[GRAPHIC=News-7 Sports]

The Virginia Tech Softball Team continues its amazing run in the Big East Conference Softball tournament at the Moyer Sports Complex in Salem. Just a day after beating top seeded Notre Dame, the Lady Hokies beat the tournament's second seed Villanova yesterday afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Va. Tech vs. Villanova; :00]

The Lady Hokies and Lady Wildcats advanced to yesterday's winner's bracket game by posting wins in Thursday's first round. No score in this one until the 6th when Tech scores all three runs. Megan Evans slaps a liner off the fence in right-center field scoring a pair of runs for a three-to-nothing Tech lead. Tech pitcher Ashley Dobbe did the rest. Dobbe pitches a four-hit shutout and sets a school record for victories in a season with 30.
[SUPER=34-Va. Tech/3/Villanova/0; :]


The Lady Hokies advance to the final with a 3-to-nothing win and have the luxury of being able to lose once on Saturday in the double elimination tournament.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It makes a big...]
[SUPER=01-Scot Thomas/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ashley Dobbe/School Record 30th Win; :15]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=...best thing ever."]
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[VO-NAT]

Tech's run in the Big East tournament means Dobbe and her fellow Tech seniors will miss today's graduation in Blacksburg. The chance to win a conference championship makes that worthwhile.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm happier to...]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=...right now."]
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[Anchor=MIKE]

[GRAPHIC HOLD TECH] The Lady Hokies will face Notre Dame in the Championship round. Tech needs just one victory to secure the title. Notre Dame will have to win twice to claim the Big East Championship.

[S-SOFTBALL]


[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=mbr]
[TAPE#=SP-116]
[GRAPHIC=News-7 Sports]

Tournament time in the High School softball ranks is still a few weeks away. Yesterday afternoon, Northside hosted Salem in a Blue Ridge District game on the Lady Vikings field in Roanoke County.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Salem vs. Northside; :00]

Salem Coach James Wright and his team were trying to find some runs against the Vikings tough defense. In the top of the fourth inning, Salem's Allison Campbell sends this one out to left field and watch the Viking's Ashton Layman make a great catch to rob Campbell of a hit and preserve Northside's 4-to-nothing lead. Still in the fourth, Salem's Aleah Rios smacks this one right back at pitcher Linsday Jarrett who snares the wicked liner to record the out and possibly save herself from injury.
[SUPER=34-Salem/0/Northside/4]

The Vikings tried to add to their lead in the bottom of the sixth Corey Fertilla sends this one up the first base line. Jessica Wilkerson makes a short pit stop at third and then heads for home. Wilkerson won't make it though. Salem's Tabitha Veney records the out at home. The Lady Vikings beat the Spartans 4-to-nothing.
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[S-Games]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=none]


In the Division three NCAA south Atlantic in Atlanta - Roanoke College beat Maryville 5-to-4 today while Ferrum lost won and won one today. The Panthers also advance and will play tomorrow at Noon.

[S-Tug]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-119]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The sixth annual Tug for Tots raised lots of cash and some awareness this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

During lunch hour at the River's Edge - 20 businesses fielded teams of men and women and squared off in tug of war battles. Allstate and Fed Ex were the winning companies
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[SOT]
[IN Q=THIS EVENT...]
[SUPER=01-Robin Haldiman/CHIP Executive Director; :00]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=...GREAT EVENT."]
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[vo nat con't] Since its inception the Tug for Tots has raised more than 120 thousand bucks. This year's event coincides with another big moment for the Child Health Investment Partnership.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=WE ARE...]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=...EXCITING."]



[NYC-Trip]


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


A group of Roanokers recently returned from a trip to New York City. Their reactions to what they saw included amazed, shocked, and deeply touched.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/Home Video]


Three busloads full traveled to the Big Apple on a trip organized by the First Baptist Church.
The trip was planned months before the September 11th Attacks, and was in danger of being canceled.
Many feared traveling in New York still wasn't safe. But the trip went as planned, and some say it was better than they expected.
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((CHUCK DAVIS: WE CAME HOME WITH MANY POSITIVE IMPRESSIONS. I'VE BEEN TO NEW YORK BUT NEVER TAKEN A TOUR LIKE THIS. I WAS SO PROUD TO SIT UNDER THE STATUE OF LIBERTY.))
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For information on the next trip to New York City, you can call the First Baptist Church 224-3378.
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