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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

A historic day for Salem...
Ahead on NEWS 7 at six... a look at how the city is celebrating its 200th birthday.
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[VO-NAT]

And, a celebration of a different sort in Roanoke... as rescue workers honor their fallen colleagues.
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Tonight on News 7 Sports - Colorado evens up its series with Detroit. Green wins at Charlotte today, while UVa falls in overtime in NCAA lacrosse.
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[VO-NAT]

And the Roanoke Steam runs into some trouble this afternoon against the Cape Fear Wildcats in a rare Arena Football 2 matinee at the Civic Center.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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A hazy, warm holiday weekend may just be what folks need. Forecast details coming up. [Video-Open]
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Emergency crews from all across the country gather in Roanoke to honor their fallen colleagues...
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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They've come from across Virginia and across the country to honor fallen heroes.
Tonight in Roanoke, the National E-M-S Memorial Service will pay tribute to 26 men and women, including 10 who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
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The procession that began in downtown Roanoke this morning was lead by a team of paramedics, nurses and doctors who rode from Boston on their bicycles to bring more awareness to the national memorial service.
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In the wake of the terrorist attacks last September, organizers say there is more interest in the national memorial service, and the sacrifices that emergency medical personnel make every day.
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The National EMS Memorial Service will be held at 7 oclock tonight at First Baptist Church in Roanoke.

[Salem-Bicentennial]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Two years of planning, and two hundred years of history came together today as the city of Salem celebrated its bicentennial.
Joe Dashiell has more on the parade of history, and the close-knit community that survives.
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[SUPER=01-Judy Stokes/Salem Resident; :10]
[SUPER=01-Forest Jones/Salem City Manager; :35]
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((It was parade perfect weather as many of Salem's 25- thousand residents lined Main Street to celebrate the city's 200th birthday.
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The pomp and cicrumstance was reminiscent of another celebration a hundred years earlier... The colorful bunting in the Salem Museum was used during the 1902 centennial.
And a new exhibit there traces 20 decades of hometown history, and the community spirit that continues to thrive.


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The party continues tonight at Longwood Park... are bicentennial events are scheduled in Salem through the summer.

Joe Dashiell News 7 Salem.))


[Bennett-Murder]


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North Carolina police have released more details about the murder of a young woman from Franklin County.
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23-year old Stephanie Bennett moved to Raleigh last summer and was found dead in her apartment on Wednesday.
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Raleigh police say crime scene indicators tend to show that the suspect is male and likely was not well known to the victim.
Officers are searching for a suspicious person seen in the area.
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[Knox-Charges]


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More legal trouble for a Roanoke pain specialist--
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Doctor Cecil Knox is facing charges of dispensing drugs that may have killed or seriously injured 10- of his patients.
Yesterday, a federal grand jury in Roanoke indicted Knox on four racketeering charges. Officials say the new counts emerged from evidence showing a combination of mail fraud, wire fraud and drug dealing to further a criminal enterprise.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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There was straight talk on some serious subjects today in Roanoke, as a group of young men considered their responsibilities and their aspirations.
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About one hundred young men and adult leaders came together for the "Males Stepping Up" Conference.
The workshop included frank discussions of sexually transmitted disease, teen pregnancy, and other important issues.
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[IN Q=And now they can speak about it freely]

((JUSTIN FOX: AND NOW THEY CAN SPEAK ABOUT IT FREELY INSTEAD OF BEING AFRAID AND NOT TELLING NOBODY.)) ((WYATT ROBINSON: THE ADULT INFLUENCE IS VERY CRUCIAL AND VERY CRUCIAL TO MALES. WE NEED TO LEARN AND WHO BETTER TO LEARN FROM THAN PEOPLE WHO'VE ALREADY BEEN THERE.))
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[SUPER=01-Wyatt Robinson/Salem High Senior; :07]
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[OUT Q=who've already been there.]
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Organizers believe today's workshop is the only conference of its kind in the state. They plan to make it an annual event, and hope to include young women next year as well.
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[Land-Yachts]


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The Indianapolis 500 it wasn't... but the competition was fierce today at Festival in the Park.
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Several teams and a crowd of... well dozens... lined up for the Z-101 Land Yacht Race down Franklin Road.
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((JAMES DAY: LOOKS LIKE YOU PUT A LOT OF WORK INTO IT. WELL, IT TOOK US ABOUT TWO DAYS TO PUT IT ALL TOGETHER, BUT IT TURNED OUT REALLY GOOD. WE'RE PROUD OF IT.))
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[OUT Q=we're proud of it.]
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[VO-NAT]


A veteran team from Crossroads Community Church launched a submarine.
Roanoke Fire and EMS pushed a modified lawnmower.
And a team called the Hydraulics relied on some low-tech engineering and lots of duct tape.
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[IN Q=When we were trying to figure out]

((WHEN WE WERE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO IT, WE THOUGHT OF A BATHTUB OR A SHOWER OR A PORTA-POTTY. EVENTUALLY WE JUST WENT OUT TO A SALVAGE YARD.))
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[OUT Q=went out to a salvage yard.]
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The team from Crossroads Community Church took top honors. Roanoke Fire EMS came in second... and the Hydraulics claimed best in show for their spirit and presentation.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Still to come on News 7 at 6, tours at the Governor's Mansion in Richmond will be curtailed a bit this summer.
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[VO-NAT]

and when could a decision come down on a proposed gas line through several Virginia Counties? We'll have the answer coming up, but first let's check in with Robin Reed on a beautiful May day...
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[Gas-Pipeline]


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A decision on a proposed pipeline that would cut through several Virginia counties could come as early as this fall.

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This week, public hearings were held in Henry, Patrick and Carroll counties. The Federal Emergency Regulatory Commission is seeking input on its draft environmental statement. In the document-- the agency says the pipeline would have limited impact on the environment. But opponents of the project disagree.
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((WARD ARMSTRONG: MY POSITION HAS NOT CHANGED. I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THE CONSTRUCTION OF THIS PIPELINE IS IN THE OVERALL BEST INTEREST OF THE DISTRICT I REPRESENT AND THE 10TH HOUSE DISTRICT COVER MUCH OF THE TERRITORY IN VIRGINIA THAT THIS PIPELINE WILL EXTEND WHICH INCLUDES HENRY, PATRICK AND CARROLL COUNTY.))
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The FERC will issue a final environmental statement using the comments gathered. The agency will then decide whether Duke Energy will be granted permission to build the pipeline which would stretch from Wytheville into North Carolina. Officials say a decison could come this fall.
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[Governors-Mansion]


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Tours of the Governor's mansion in Richmond will be available this summer. First Lady Lisa Collis had wanted to keep the public out of the house while her three daughters adjust to their new home. Now the first family has agreed to allow first-floor tours on Thursdays and Fridays.

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Botetourt Gymnastics is celebrating the latest wins from a promising young athlete.
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Seven-year-old Mary Beth Kern is now the two-time level five state gymnastics champion.
She's quite modest about her second consecutive win -- and would much rather show us her talent than talk about it.
Mary Beth's coaches say her playfulness and enthusiasm make her ideal to work with.
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((AMBER BROOKS/MARY BETH'S COACH: VERY ENCOURAGING TO EVERYONE ELSE. SOMEONE WILL DO A ROUTINE AND SHE'LL BE LIKE WOAH.. THAT WAS AWESOME. SHE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW HOW TALENTED SHE IS.))
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Mary Beth has been a gymnast since the age of two and a half.
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[PROFILE PROMO ESS-C]
We'll hear a little from her and see a lot of what she can do on tomorrow on News 7 Sunday morning.
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[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Still ahead on News 7, the Roanoke Steam played an early game today, trying to avoid falling to 5-hundred on the season... Mike Stevens will have highlights.
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and it almost looks like the old west, but the chances of striking it rich are just a little better. Shannon Young will take us prospecting coming up.
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[Gem-Mine]


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It was the 1850's when the discovery of gold in what would one day become Nevada drew miners west in search of the mother lode. Now, more than 140 years later, it's your turn. In this week's Time Off, Shannon Young searches for riches at the Virginia City Gem Mine.
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((GRACE SARVER/2ND GRADER: YOU POUR A BUCKET OF SAND IN AND YOU RINSE ALL THE SAND OUT AND YOU FIND GEMS IN IT.))
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Grace Sarver and her fellow second graders are on a hunt like the one that led to the Gold Rush of the 1850's. Much like Virginia City, Nevada, best know as the home of the golden Comstock Lode, the Virginia City Gem Mine is ripe with hidden treasure.
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[IN Q=Emeralds, rubies, amethysts...]

((MICHAEL HILL/VIRGINIA CITY GEM MINE: EMERALDS, RUBIES, AMETHYSTS, QUARTZ CRYSTALS, PINK QUARTZ, GARNETS, PYRITE, LOTS OF STUFF.))
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Michael Hill's gem mine gives kids a chance to get their hands dirty in the tradition of the old gold miners... with a bucket full of earth and a sluice box.
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((JOSEPH CROCKETT/2ND GRADER: WE JUST PUT 'EM IN A BOX AND PUT 'EM IN WATER AND JUST SHAKE 'EM.))
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((MICHAEL HILL/VIRGINIA CITY GEM MINE: WE BRING THE ORE IN FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. THE KIDS ARE FINDING PROBABLY TWELVE OR FOURTEEN DIFFERENT STONES IN THEIR BUCKETS. THEY'RE WASHING THE DIRT AWAY AND FINDING TREASURES ALL OVER THE PLACE.))
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As is Hill. Virginia City's 244-acres come complete with a ghost town, the remnants of Dry Gulch Junction, an old west attraction built in the 1960's. The fictional frontier faltered in the eighties and fell into disuse. Hill dreams of bringing it back to life.
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[IN Q=Gift shops, photography stores...]

((MICHAEL HILL/VIRGINIA CITY GEM MINE: GIFT SHOPS, PHOTOGRAPHY STORES, WEDDING CHAPELS, EVERYBODY IN CHARACTER LIKE A HUNDRED YEAR OLD TOWN WOULD BE.))
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((WE HAVE THE SHOP IN. WE'RE TRYING TO RESTORE THE TOWN, WORKING ON BUILDINGS ONE AT A TIME. WE'RE TRYING TO BRING THE TRAIN BACK SO WE CAN GET A LOT OF PEOPLE UP HERE ON THE TRAIN.))
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[OUT Q=people up here on the train.]

Virginia City may turn out to be a gold mine, after all. But even if Hill doesn't strike it rich, he says chances are better than good...
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((HUNDRED PERCENT.))
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...visitors to the gem mine will go home with a claim. Shannon Young, News 7, Wythe County.))
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[TAKE WEB PAGE FS] For more information about the Virginia City Gem Mine log onto our website at wdbj7 dot com and click on the Time Off suitcase.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports - Steam highlights -UVa battles in overtime in the national lacrosse semi-finals.

The front row members for tomorrow's Coke 600 talk about the marathon race.
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And Jeff Green out duels Greg Biffle on the final lap today to win his second straight Carquest 300 Busch race at Charlotte.
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[S-STEAM]


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An Arena Football matinee as the Roanoke Steam hosted the Cape Fear Wildcats at the Roanoke Civic Center. The Steam moved the start time of the game to 2-30 to Honor some heroes on this Memorial Day weekend.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Wildcats vs. Steam; :00]

Rescue squads from New York, Pennsylvania and Northern Virginia were honored at halftime for their courage in the wake of last September's terrorist attacks. Pick it up in the second quarter with Cape Fear up 20-to-nothing. Roanoke's Quentin Ware-Bey takes the handoff and plows into the end zone on a four-yard touchdown cutting the Cape Fear lead to 20-to-6. The Steam had another chance to score on their next possesion, but Quarterback Mike Volarvich has this pass intercepted at the goal line by Cape Fear's Kenton Rickerson ending the threat.
[SUPER=34-Cape Fear/53/Roanoke/32; :]

On the very next play, Cape Fear scores again. Quarterback Michael Gluski finds Seth Gutz over the middle on a 28-yard T-D toss. Cape Fear leads 27-to-6 at halftime and hands Roanoke its second straight loss ___-to-____.
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[talent=mike]
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The Steam is back in action next Saturday against this same Cape Fear team in Fayetteville.

[S-Lax]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The UVa men's lacrosse team was in Piscataway, New Jersey this afternoon battling Syracuse in the NCAA men's final four.
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[SUPER=03-Piscataway, NJ/espn2; :00]

UVa head coach Dom Starcia would see his team take an early lead and then hang on for a tie at halftime. Syracuse's Michael Springer gets the unbelievable behind the head shot as he streaks past the net on the right side. One more time in slo-motion. UVa would take over in the fourth quarter and appear to have the game won as Brendan Mohler goes coast to coast for the score to make it 11-to-10. But with 25 seconds to go, Syracuse somehow tied it up and sent the game to sudden death overtime on this gutsy play by Tom Hardy. The the senior was just getting warmed up. In the second overtime watch him with the body fake and then the stick fake to beat Tillman Johnson on the low side.
[SUPER=34-Syracuse/12/Virginia/11/Double Overtime;]

Syracuse will play Princeton for the national championship Monday morning at 11.
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[S-Busch]


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This is a huge holiday weekend for NASCAR.
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This afternoon at the Lowe's Motor Speedway the Busch Grand National series tried to beat the heat and each other in the Carquest 300.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC/Fox-WJPR; :00]

Dale Earnhardt Junior was back in the 3 car racing with Nabisco sponsorship, but he was wrecked out of the race early.
He was not alone as a total of 9 caution periods highlighted the 200 lap event. The final caution came out with under 10 laps to go when Dan Pardus and Casey Mears tangled coming into turn three. Greg Biffle pitted and took a shot and rallying from end of the lead lap for a win. The strategy almost worked as he used every bit of the four green flag laps that remained to finish second right behind Jeff Green. Green is now the third man in history to win this race in back to back years - the others are Mark Martin and the late Tim Richmond.
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Jason Keller finished 13th and maintained his series' points lead.[S-Coke]


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Tomorrow the Memorial day racing weekend puts the Winston Cup drivers in the spotlight at 5pm for the annual Coca-Cola 600. The man who will start first in NASCAR's longest race of the season - has never raced in this event before - yet he seems to understand exactly what it will take to be successful.
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[SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00]

Johnson picked up over $40 thousand dollars and a slice of pecan pie for winning the pole on Thursday night. His fellow front row sitter Elliott Sadler got a few pats on the back and some incentive to win one for the Wood Brothers.
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[S-CAA]


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The Colonial Athletic Association Baseball Tournament is spending this Memorial Day weekend on the outer banks of North Carolina. The James Madison Dukes facing V-C-U in the championship round in Manteo, North Carolina
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Manteo, NC/Comcast; :00]

The Dukes needed just a win this afternoon to earn the C-A-A's automatic bid to the N-C-Double-A Tournament. V-C-U had other plans. The Rams scored three runs in the top of the 5th. Chris Gerrity slaps a base hit into center field scoring two runs and staking the Rams to a 4-to-nothing lead.
[SUPER=34-VCU/4/JMU/2; :]

The Dukes tried to rally in the 9th. Jason Cushman hits a solo homer over the wall in left field, but that was it. V-C-U wins 4-to-2 to force a deciding game which is underway at this hour.
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[S-NHL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The NHL's western Conference finals continued this afternoon with game four of the best of seven series. Detroit came into the contest with a 2 games to one advantage on Colorado.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO/ABC Sports; :00]

The Avs, as they have all series, would score first when Steven Reinprecht put the rebound in the net beating Dominic Hasek for a one to nothing lead. Then in the second period, Sergei Federov will get the steal and go in unassisted to bang one past Patrick Roy to tie the game at 1-all. At the 19:11 mark of the third - Joe Sakic shoots the Avs back into the lead.
[super=31-Detroit/2/Colorado/3/Series Tied 2-2;]

But Chris Drury somehow knocks in Peter Forsberg's pass out of midair for the winner with 309 to play. (------------) The series is now tied at 2 games a piece as the Avs win.