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Coming up on News 7-
The body of a missing man is found one state away in West Virignia.
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[VO-NAT]


She says being gay is ok, just not flaunting it. Now her comments are coming under fire.
Plus Travis Tritt brings his country flair to Salem.
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[Talent=Jean]


And Chevy is recalling some pickups and SUVs.
News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[VO-NAT]


The search is over for a boater missing in the New River.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]



[Simonds]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-15 TC2:38:48]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 @ 11]


James Pearly Simonds (SY-monds) was last seen April 12th in Giles County, clinging to his capsized boat.
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[VO-NAT]


Today, his body was found quite a way from there, on a rock in Bluestone Lake, West Virginia.
The lake is formed by a dam on the New River.
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./April 19]


Several large-scale searches were mounted for Simonds.
His boat was found about a mile and a half from where it capsized near Glen Lyn.
The New River was about nine feet higher than normal when Simonds disappeared.
Relatives told authorities Simonds was a sub-contractor for V-Dot and that he was out surveying March flood damage.
V-Dot officials say they have no record of Simonds' work.
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[Fairacres]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-13 TC28:07 ]
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The future of a south Roanoke landmark has been decided.
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[VO-NAT 03-01 TC 40:19:29]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]

Members of the Roanoke Council of Garden Clubs today voted to accept a bid for the purchase of Fairacres. The estate went to the highest bidder who plans to preserve the property. He's asked that his identity be kept quiet, but council officials say he has preservation experience. The two other bidders planned to develop all or parts of the property and the council president says she's thrilled the successful bidder will keep the landmark as is. Fairacres was built in 1915 and has been home to the Garden Club since the 1960s.
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[Radford-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-20 TC05:37]
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An opinion piece in Radford University's student newspaper is raising quite a few eyebrows.
Some call it bigotry, the writer says it's anything but. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now with more on the campus controversy. Justin?
Jean, the student who wrote the piece says she had no intention of offending anyone.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


But her words have clearly hit a nerve with the gay community.
And now it's led to a writing campaign, a petition, and even a student protest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brandon Miller/Gay Lesbian Bisexual Student Union; :35]
[SUPER=01-Ashley Baird/Columnist; :56]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN]

((((NAT SOUND OF AHSLEY READING E-MAIL))
Ashley Baird gets a lot of e-mails these days.
Some support her, others strongly disagree with her.
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[IN Q=It's my opinion]

((ASHLEY BAIRD/RADFORD UNIVERSITY STUDENT: IT'S MY OPINION AND I HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO AN OPINION AS MUCH AS THEY DO.))

[Runs04]
[OUT Q=as they do]


That opinion was published this week in the student newspaper.
The piece titled "Defining Yourself"deals with the issue of gays.
On one hand, she appears to support gay rights.
She says "I fully believe that homosexuals should have the same rights as heterosexuals." (FIRST QUOTE)
On other hand, she questions whether gays should have a support group on campus. (SECOND QUOTE)
[SOT 14:59]
[IN Q=She states in there]

((BRANDON MILLER/GAY LESBIAN BISEXUAL STUDENT UNION: SHE STATES IN THERE SHE SAYS WE DON'T NEED A SUPPORT GROUP, WE'RE NOT SUPPORTING, WE'RE NOT HELPING EACH OTHER THAT ALL WE DO IS TALK ABOUT SEX IN OUR GROUP WHICH IS WHAT WE DON'T DO.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=we don't do]


Ashley Baird says she is no biggot.
She points out in her piece that her mom's best friend is gay.
What she has a problem with is "displaying and campaigning your sexual preference to everyone else." (THIRD QUOTE)
[SOT 1:38]
[IN Q=I just feel it's]

((ASHLEY BAIRD/RADFORD UNIVERSITY: I JUST FEELS IT'S UNNECESSARY TO VOICE WHAT YOUR SEXUALITY IS TO EVERYONE ELSE WHEN I WOULDN'T DO IT MYSELF OPENLY, I THINK IT'S PRIVATE ISSUE.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=private issue]


It is an issue that has prompted more than a hundred letters to the editor.
But you won't see any of those responses in the student newspaper anytime soon.
This was the last issue of the school year.
[SOT 18:40]
[IN Q=One of our alumni]

((BRANDON MILLER/GAY LESBIAN BISEXUAL STUDENT UNION: ONE OF OUR ALUMNI WROTE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR AND THE EDITOR WAS LIKE WE WILL KEEP IT TO THE FALL BUT IF YOU ACTUALLY THINK ABOUT THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE A NEW EDITOR AND CHIEF NEXT YEAR DO YOU ACTUALLY THINK THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=going to happen]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


For now, students can voice their opinion on the student newspaper's website.
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[TAKE WDBJ WEBSITE GRAPHIC]
We've put a link to the tartan on our website so you can either read the article or respond to it.
There are a lot of responses already and we should point out there are quite a few who write in support of Ashley Baird.
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


In the meantime, the gay and lesbian organization on campus has gathered about eighty signatures and presented them to the University's president.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin/BAM;]


Jean, they're hoping the president will share their belief that the newspaper needs to do a better job of representing the student body as a whole.


[GA-Storm]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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A Severe storm hits parts of the South today.
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[VO-NAT CNN video]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA]


There were reports that a twister touched down north of the Atlanta.
Ice was so bad it forced police to close down part of the interstate.
Some areas got pounded by hail. In some cases the ice was nearly the size of golf balls.
[Super=03-Flomaton, AL; ]


West Central Alabama was also hit- at least two homes are destroyed and power is out for many there.
A tornado touched down destroying a mobile home, both people inside got out unharmed.
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[SARS]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-14 TC2:53:59]
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Virginia has eight suspected SARS cases including one in the Lynchburg area.
Even though it's the first case in our area, state health officials say that doesn't mean we'll soon see more.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


The state's epidemiologist says the disease is not moving through the state like the West Nile virus did.
Rather, all of Virginia's cases are isolated and limited to those returning from a visit to Asia.
Still, officials say they don't know enough about the disease.
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[SOT 00:18:42]
[IN Q=IS THIS SOMETHING THAT]

((SUZANNE JENKINS/ASST. STATE EPIDEMIOLOGIST; IS THIS SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO STAY AT A HIGH LEVEL ALL FOR YEARS OR YEARS OR GO UP AND DOWN LIKE A LOT OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES DO? ARE WE GOING TO FIND OUT THAT THERE ARE CERTAIN POPULATIONS THAT IT HAS A MORE SEVERE AFFECT ON? WILL THERE BE A LOT OF CARRIERS OUT THERE? THERE IS SO MUCH THAT IS UNKNOWN.))
[SUPER=01-Suzanne Jenkins/Asst. State Epidemiologist]
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[OUT Q=SO MUCH THAT IS UNKNOWN.]
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[VO-NAT]


Health officials say the U-S has done a good job of containing the disease.
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[West-Nile]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
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[GRAPHIC=West Nile Virus]


Another health risk to think about now that the weather is getting warmer- the West Nile Virus. State health officials say Virginians are at now at greater risk of being infected.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Last year there were 29 confirmed cases of West Nile in the state.
Two Virginians died from the mosquito-spread disease.
Officials say those numbers are likely to go up.
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[SOT 00:11:04]
[IN Q=WE THINK THAT THE VIRUS]

((SUZANNE JENKINS/ASST. STATE EPIDEMIOLOGIST: WE THINK THAT THE VIRUS IS GOING TO HAVE A HEAD START BECAUSE WE HAVE INFECTED BIRDS AND INFECTED MOSQUITOS LAST YEAR SO THE RISK TO PEOPLE IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE HIGHER. WHAT I'M HOPING IS PEOPLE WILL TAKE APPROPRIATE PRECAUTIONS SO THE NUMBER OF CASES WON'T GO UP EVEN THOUGH THE RISK IS HIGHER.))
[SUPER=01-Suzanne Jenkins/Asst. State Epidemiologist]
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[OUT Q=THOUGH THE RISK IS HIGHER.]
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[VO-NAT]


Health officials say the state is taking extra precautions.
Beginning in July, blood donations will be tested for the virus to help with surveillance of the disease.
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[Travis-Tritt]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-17 TC01:30]
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Country music brought thousands out in the Roanoke Valley. tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Travis Tritt brought his "Strong Enough" tour to the Salem Civic Center.
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((NAT MUSIC))
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[VO-NAT]


Tritt's also been playing shows for U-S troops stationed around the country and has been honored by several veterans organizations for his efforts.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Is Saddam dead or alive?
U-S officials may be closer to making an announcment.
Find out why next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And these cats were left to starve at one of the Iraqi regimes palaces.
Now U-S troops and volunteers are trying to nurse them back to health.
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[Sports-preview]


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[OUT Q=...in sports"]
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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[GRAPHIC=Saddam Hussein]


Top U-S officials have apparently received information that leads them to believe that Saddam Hussein is dead.
This as more of Saddam's aides are falling into U-S hands.
[SS=War in Iraq]


Tonight the intelligence chief thought to have hatched a murder plot against President Bush's father is in custody.

As Chris Lawrence reports, intelligence analysts say those in custody are talking providing useful information.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Baghdad, Iraq; :09]
[SUPER=201-Chris Lawrence/CBS News; 1:13]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Baghdad.]

((THEY HAVEN'T FOUND A BODY ... BUT TOP U.S. OFFICIALS HAVE NOW REACHED THE CONCLUSION ... SADDAM HUSSEIN IS DEAD. A CIA AGENT IN BAGHDAD SAYS HE SAW SADDAM ENTER A COMPOUND BEFORE BOMBS AND MISSILES DEMOLISHED IT ON THE FIRST NIGHT OF THE WAR. HE SAYS THE MAN LOOKED LIKE SADDAM AND WAS LOADED INTO AN AMBULANCE ...BADLY INJURED OR DEAD. HOURS LATER, IRAQI TELEVISION AIRED THIS VIDEO OF SADDAM. BUT AFTER STUDYING THE TAPE -- AND SOME OTHERS RELEASED OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS -- INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS HAVE DETERMINED THEY WERE PROBABLY RECORDED BEFORE THE WAR EVEN STARTED.
THE U-S HOPES IT WILL GET SOME ANSWERS OUT OF THE LATEST CAPTURED IRAQI LEADERS INCLUDING FAROUK HIJAZI -- THE FORMER IRAQI INTELLIGENCE CHIEF. SOME AMERICAN OFFICIALS BELIEVE HIJAZI SENT A TEAM OF ASSASSINS -- AND A TRUCKLOAD OF EXPLOSIVES -- ON A FAILED MISSION TO KILL THE FIRST PRESIDENT BUSH.
AND IN 1998, HIJAZI REPORTEDLY MET WITH OSAMA BIN LADEN IN AFGHANISTAN. IF THAT'S TRUE HE COULD HELP PROVE THE WHITE HOUSE CLAIM THAT SADDAM HUSSEIN IS CONNECTED TO BIN LADEN'S AL QAIDA NETWORK.
DEFENSE SECRETARY, DONALD RUMSFELD, SAYS THE IRAQIS IN CUSTODY ARE TALKING -- AND HE PROMISES THEY WON'T BE SENT TO THE DETENTION CENTER IN GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA -- WHERE PRISONERS OF THE AFGHANISTAN WAR ARE BEING HELD. THE MILITARY FIGHTING HERE IN IRAQ HAS PRETTY MUCH COME TO AN END -- AND NOW PRESIDENT BUSH IS EXPECTED TO MAKE IT OFFICIAL. CBS NEWS HAS LEARNED THE PRESIDENT MAY DECLARE THE COMBAT PHASE IS OVER .. .WHEN HE RETURNS FROM A TRIP TO THE PERSIAN GULF NEXT WEEK. CHRIS LAWRENCE, CBS NEWS, BAGHDAD.))

[Uday-Lions]


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International volunteers are moving animals that once belonged to Saddam's son, Uday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Baghdad, Iraq]

Troops found several litters of lion cubs at Uday Hussein's private zoo set within the republican palace. Today, volunteers loaded the cats onto a U-S military vehicle for transport across town to the Baghdad zoo. According to volunteers, there is little food for the animals at the zoo, but the conditions will be better than Uday's palace. The team is asking for donations to improve conditions for exotic animals found all over Baghdad. The cubs were found roaming freely with a dog that had been thrown to them for food... now the animals are inseparable.
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[Aziz-House]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Iraq's former deputy prime minister left his house but not much is left inside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Baghdad, Iraq;]


Pictures taken inside the home today show it was looted soon after the Iraqi capital fell to U-S forces.
These pictures show a mosaic inside a now empty swimming pool.
Stairs lead up to a courtyard.
On the floor in the home a Christmas Card from Aziz's wife was found written in English.
There is also a sauna and hydromassage bath. Most of the home's belongings though are gone.
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[GM-REcall]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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General Motors is recalling more than 500-thousand Chevrolet and GMC pickups, vans and S-U-Vs.
It's to fix a mirror control switch in the driver's door that could cause a fire.
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[TAKE PINNACLE]
The recall covers 1997 and 98 Chevrolet and GMC Suburbans, the 1997 Chevrolet Blazer and the G-M-C Jimmy midsize sport utility vehicles. [CHANGE PINNACLE]
Also included in the recall are the 1998 Chevy C-K and G-M-C Sierra pickups and 1998 Chevy Astro and GMC Safari midsize vans equipped with remote power adjustable mirrors.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


In some of the vehicles a short circuit could possibly start an electrical fire in the door.
So far GM says 67 fires have been linked to the mirror control switch.

[Worker-Training]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC1:41:17]
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A trained and available workforce. That's the goal of a new grant program coming to our area.
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[VO-NAT :21.5]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]

Congressman Virgil Goode and Senator John Warner are announcing a 250-thousand grant from the U-S Labor Department. The money will be used to re-train workers that have lost their jobs after plant closings. Danville Community and Patrick Henry Community College will work with a workforce board to develop the educational opportunities.
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[SOT 21:30:53]
[IN Q=Things made]

((SEN. JOHN WARNER/(R) VIRGINIA; THINGS MADE IN THIS AREA DANVILLE, MARTINSVILLE SOUTH BOSTON HARE IN COMPETITION WITH THINGS MADE ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD WE'VE GOT TO STAY ON THE CURRENT EDGE OF THAT TECHNOLOGY AND COMPETITION TO SURVIVE.))
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[OUT Q=TO SURVIVE.]
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[VO-NAT]

The 250-thousand dollars is just the initial phase of the labor grant. Officials say over a three year period there are opportunities to get up to six million dollars for the program.
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[ANCHOR=JEAN]
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Possible fields of training include informational technology , health care and motor sports.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7, an academy award winning actress lends her expertise to the area's first-ever film festival.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Virginia Horse Center goes to new heights to cross some big financial hurdles.
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[Commercial]

[Horse-Center]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-07 TC1:48:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Leaders at the Virginia Horse Center say they are looking into how the facility can raise more money.
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[VO-NAT - :23]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]

State funding is scheduled to dry up by 2008, and later this year officials must submit a business plan to the state showing how the complex can be run self-sufficiently. The board that runs the center is exploring adding concerts, trade shows, and conventions to the line-up. Officials say if that does happen, those events will be scheduled so they do NOT interfere with any horse related activity.
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[SOT - 17:07:28]
[IN Q=There will never be...]

((ERNIE OARE/VIRGINIA HORSE CENTER FOUNDATION PRESIDENT; THERE WILL NEVER BE AN EVENT HERE THAT IS A NEGATIVE HORSE SITUATION. WE WILL NEVER CANCEL A HORSE EVENT FOR A CONCERT OR WHATEVER. SO THAT IS REALLY NOT A CONCERN THAT SHOULD BOTHER ANYONE.))
[SUPER=01-Ernie Oare/Virginia Horse Center Foundation President;]
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[OUT Q=that should bother anyone.]
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[VO-NAT - :09+]

Horse Center officials say they are working with the county to see if any zoning changes would be needed to accomodate concerts and other shows.
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[Neal]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC1:38:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Actress Patricia Neal is in town for the Blue Ridge Film Festival.
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[V/O-NAT ] It's an opportunity to screen a short film Neal stars in ...along with Michael Learned (Learn-id). "For the Love of May" was written and directed by their made-for-T-V daughter, Mary McDonough (mick-done-uh).
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[SOT 1:05:55]
[IN Q=]

((PATRICIA NEAL/ACTRESS: IT'S HER OWN DOING, AND SHE WANTED TO KNOW IF I WOULD PLAY THIS PART. IT'S A GOOD PART. MARY MCDONOUGH/ACTRESS PRODUCER DIRECTOR: MICHAEL LEARNED IS IN IT AS WELL. SO, YOU CAN'T GO WRONG WITH AN ACADEMY-AWARD WINNER AND A FOUR-TIME EMMY AWARD WINNER ON YOUR FIRST SHOT OUT. HA HA. THEY MADE ME LOOK GOOD. HE'S LIKE MY PRINCE IN A FAIRY TALE. YEAH, YEAH DON'T FEED HER THAT BULL.))
[SUPER=01-Patricia Neal/Actress; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mary McDonough/Actress Producer Director; :07]
[SUPER=04-"For the Love of May"; :17]
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[OUT Q=...that bull. (hold Neal's reaction as smile fades)]
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[V/O-NAT ] The film will be shown at Valley View Mall tomorrow- -only ONE showing at 12:30... part of the Blue Ridge film festival.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=EXTRA]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


ODAC softball highlights including the Roanoke Maroons, NBA and NHL highlights, plus qualifying from California. But first your Extra Point. 13 year old eighth grader Michelle Wie is competing in the LPGA charity Chik-Fil-A Championship in Atlanta. Play was suspended due to darkness and she is one under through five. She is competing in her fifth tour event on a sponsors exemption.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Stockbridge, GA; :00]


Locally, Lynchburg's Donna Andrews was drawing lots of attention. Here on the 15th, she comes out of the bunker and nails the birdie shot. Andrews is tied for 64th after an even par 72. . Sophie Gustafson's six under 66 is good enough for a two stroke lead over 4 players including Christie Kerr, who hits the approach on 18.
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-143 1:08:54]
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Winston Cup drivers were back on the track today qualifying for the Auto Club 500 at California and an unfamiliar name wins the pole for the 10th race of the season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fontana, CA/SPEED; :00]


Points leader Matt Kenseth will start 23rd in the number 17 DeWalt Power Tools Ford in Sundays 2:30 race start.
Bill Elliott would own the pole for a while in the number 9 Dodge,
But Steve Park comes out of no where and captures his first pole since 2000 at Homestead. He turned and burned the two mile track at a speed of 186.838 miles an hour, now the complete grid.
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[WIPE TO QUALIFYING BOARDS]
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[IN CUE: FIRST DRIVER STEVE PARK] [WIPE TO MOTION]
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[SUPER=0107-11. Jeremy Mayfield//12. Jack Sprague//13. John Andretti//14. Jeff Gordon//15. Ricky Craven//;]
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[SUPER=0107-16. Kurt Busch//17. Casey Mears//18. Dave Blaney//19. Bobby Labonte//20. Jimmie Johnson//;]
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[SUPER=0107-21. Terry Labonte//22. Mark Martin//23. Matt Kenseth//24. Jimmy Spencer//25. Jamie McMurray//;]
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[SUPER=0107-26. Robby Gordon//27. Michael Waltrip//28. Mike Skinner//29. Greg Biffle//30. Sterling Marlin//;]
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[SUPER=0107-31. Kenny Wallace//32. Johnny Benson//33. Tony Raines//34. Todd Bodine//35. Ricky Rudd//;]
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[S-Softball]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-144 1:03:55]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]


The three day ODAC softball tournament began today. Emory and Henry beat Guilford and Lynchburg earlier in the day and Virginia Wesleyan topped Bridgewater 7-nothing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Marlins vs. Maroons; :00]


And Wesleyan would face four time defending tournament champion Roanoke tonight at Moyer Sports Complex.
In the first, Roanoke's Rachel Capazzi scoops up the grounder and throws out the runner at first.
IN the top of the second, the Marlins extend a 2-OH lead as Jamie Marsh hits to Capazzi, the throw to first is just off the mark and Crissy Irby scores from third.
[SUPER=34-Virginia Wesleyan/3/Roanoke/11;]Roanoke comes back in the bottom of the second as Amy Zachary goes up the

middle on the bases loaded single scoring Robin O'Connor and Lisa Wasiloff. Roanoke wins 11-3 and advances.
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[S-Pitcher]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-141 TC12552]
[GRAPHIC=Baseball]


In baseball, Alleghany is a solid 8 and 4 and in contention for the Blue Ridge District championship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Low Moor; :00]


A big part of the Mounties' success can be traced to the senior pitching duo of Mike Bartley and Chance Dobbs. Together the two have recorded 82 strikeouts this season, and have an average ERA of 1.31.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mike Bartley/43 Strikeouts This Season; :05]
[SUPER=01-Chance Dobbs/1.42 ERA This Season; :19]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=contributions into it."]
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[VO-NAT]


The pitchers head a class of 6 seniors who have plenty of experience, playing together since little league.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Gary Rice/Alleghany Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=they're just great."]
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[S-Glenvar]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-136 1:37:03]
[GRAPHIC=Baseball]


The players on the mound at Glenvar have been huge in the Highlanders rise to the three Rivers District top spot.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Shawsville; :00]


Glenvar is a perfect 4 and OH in district play. The Highlanders have five pitchers not throwers and they are young.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Larry Long/Glenvar Baseball Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=....for that one game"]
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[S-Suggs]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-134 TC12600]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]

The NFL draft begins tomorrow and former Fleming star Lee Suggs name should appear a list early.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


He has had to deal with questions about his surgically repaired knee and his size at 5-11, 200 pounds. The former William Fleming star is expected to go in the late first round or early second. But no matter where he ends up, he just wants to contribute.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Lee Suggs/NFL Draft Hopeful; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=I'll be happy."]
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[S-Signing]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-145 TC10955]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]

Cave Spring center David Jones has wised up about his college football future.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


Jones inked a letter of intent today at the school to play at the University of Virginia's College at Wise in what he called an easy decision.
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[S-James]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-140 1:25:20]
[GRAPHIC=nba]

LeBron James announced today that he has declared himself eligible for the NBA draft.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :00]


The six foot 8 forward could be the top pick. Denver and Cleveland have the best chance of winning the number one overall pick in the draft lottery May 22nd. James says he's ready at 18.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-LeBron James/Won 3 High School State Championships; :00]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=.....NBA level"]
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[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-148 36:59]
[GRAPHIC=none]



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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Tampa Bay, FL/Orioles vs. Devil Rays; :00]


and finally, former Greenbrier east high school star Seth McClung out of Lewisburg West Virginia got his second major league baseball win tonight as his Tampa bay Devil Rays downed the Orioles 2-1. The 22 year old gave up one earned run, struck out three, and gave up three hits in six plus innings.
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[Ballet-Convention]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-09 TC1:02:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Southwest Virginia's ballet company is getting a chance to shine in a festival this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The Southwest Virginia Ballet is hosting 750 dancers at The Hotel Roanoke.
Ballet companies from 10 states are participating in three days of workshops and performances.
It's a chance for younger dancers to learn from world-famous professionals ... and to vie for scholarships.
Some are hoping to go on to careers as dancers and choreographers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:09:00]
[IN Q=It's a real]

((JOSHUA REDWINE/DANCER: IT'S A REAL EYE-OPENER TO DANCE WITH OTHER PEOPLE AND SEE HOW YOU DO AS A COMPANY AND AS A PERSON.))
[SUPER=01-Joshua Redwine/Dancer;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=as a person.]
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[VO-NAT]


Organizers estimate that the festival is bringing in a quarter-of-a-million dollars to Roanoke's economy.
It will culminate in a gala concert for the public Saturday night at 8 at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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