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Coming up on News 7-
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Republicans choose their candidates for TWO General Assembly races.
Dozens are walking around the clock tonight, all to raise money for a good cause.
And Officer Scott Hylton is remembered in his hometown.
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Plus Brent will tell us if there is a chance for showers and storms for Mother's Day. News 7 is next.

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((LONG EIGHT WEEKS, QUICK CAMPAIGN, SIX GREAT CANDIDATES IN THIS RACE AND GOOD REPUBLICANS .))
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The Republican nomination for the 22nd State Senate District seat is set.
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Good evening, I'm Joy Sutton, in for Teresa Hamilton.

[22nd-Senate]


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The votes are counted and Brandon Bell has won the Republican nomination for the 22nd State Senate District.
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[TAKE PINNACLE 1002 FS] Bell won with 35- percent, Roanoke County Supervisor Joe "Butch" Church received 21- percent of the vote and attorney Joe Obenshain had 17- percent. [TAKE PINNACLE 1003 FS] Dale Wilkinson, Jim Jones and Brenda Johnson rounded out the remaining votes.
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Bell gathered with friends and family this evening to celebrate his nomination and says he's excited about the opportunity to serve the General Assembly once again.
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[IN Q=I've had the experience]

((BRANDON BELL/REPUBLICAN NOMINEE: I'VE HAD THE EXPERIENCE, THE OPPORTUNITY CAME UP AND I WANT TO BE ABLE TO USE THAT EXPERIENCE TO HELP THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND THE NEW RIVER VALLEY. IT WAS A SITUATION THAT THE TIME WAS RIGHT FOR ME AND WE'VE LOST LEADERSHIP IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND I FELT LIKE I'VE GOT THAT EXPERIENCE TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE QUICKER THAN SOME OF THE OTHERS THAT WERE RUNNING.))
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Runner- up Butch Church says he'll support the Republican nominee, but is unhappy about the Firehouse style primary.
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[IN Q=I don't like it]

((JOE 'BUTCH' CHURCH/CANDIDATE: I DON'T LIKE IT AND I'M GONNA TELL YOU RIGHT NOW RIGHT OFF THE GET GO I ASKED FOR A FULL PRIMARY. THERE'S BEEN SOME MANY THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN CHANGED, REVAMPED, RE-THOUGHT AND YOU KNOW IF WE'RE SERVICING THE PEOPLE THE PEOPLE NEED TO BE LOOKED AFTER FIRST.))
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[OUT Q=be looked after first]
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Nearly 25- hundred people turned out to vote. So far no Democratic candidates have committed to running for the seat, but Bell expects that to change.
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[17th-District]


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At the mass meeting for the 17th District House of Delegates seat, Republican William Fralin won his party's nomination without a fight.
Marya Jones has the story behind the very large, but very brief, mass meeting.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Fred Anderson/(R) House of Delegates Candidate; :40]
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[SUPER=01-William Fralin/(R) House of Delegates Candidate; 1:00]
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[OUT Q=MJN7, Roanoke.]

(( Republicans showed up in record numbers to select a candidate ... but never got to vote.
Roanoke County Treasurer Fred Anderson ceded to his opponent as soon as he got to the podium.
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[SOT 18:08:30]
[IN Q=I want to say]

((FRED ANDERSON: I WANT TO SAY NOW IS THE TIME THAT OUR PARTY COMES TOGETHER ONCE AGAIN AND THEREFORE, MR. CHAIRMAN, I MOVE THAT WILLIAM FRALIN BE NOMINATED BY ACCLIMATION BY THIS MASS MEETING. ))
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Attendees got one other surprise: Party leaders say this was the largest Republican mass meeting in Southwest Virginia history.
More than one-thousand people showed up to vote.
Anderson says it was immediately clear most of them were Fralin supporters.
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[SOT 18:15:34]
[IN Q=Being treasurer]

((FRED ANDERSON: BEING TREASURER NOW FOR ALMOST 28 YEARS, YOU KNOW HOW TO COUNT. SO I KNEW THAT THE PEOPLE WHO SAID THEY WERE GOING TO BE COMING DIDN'T SHOW UP, SO I SAID THERE'S NO NEED TO PROLONG THIS. ))
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Fralin says he was humbled and surprised by the gesture. Now he's ready to get to work on the general election.
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[SOT 18:17:22]
[IN Q=We've lost representation]

((WILLIAM FRALIN/(R) HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: WE'VE LOST REPRESENTATION THROUGH REDISTRICTING AND WE'VE LOST REPRESENTATION THROUGH SENIORITY LOSSES. AND IT'S TIME TO SEND SOMEONE UP THERE THAT CAN BE THERE FOR A WHILE AND BUILD THE SENIORITY THAT'S NECESSARY TO PROTECT ROANOKE.))
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Marya Jones, News-7, Roanoke.))

[Wyatt]


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Fralin will face Roanoke City Council member Linda Wyatt in the November election. She is the only Democrat who filed before last week's deadline.
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Wyatt will be nominated on Tuesday night when Democrats meet at Patrick Henry High School.
She discounts suggestions that the make-up of the 17th District will favor a Republican candidate.
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[IN Q=I think people know]

((I THINK PEOPLE KNOW THAT I TRY TO DO WHAT I THINK IS THE RIGHT THING AND WHETHER YOU'RE REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT, I'M GOING TO REPRESENT YOU TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY.))
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[OUT Q=to the best of my ability.]
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Wyatt has served on Roanoke City Council since 1994. She recently moved into the 17th District to run for the seat that Delegate Vic Thomas is leaving at the end of the year.


[Tornados]


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While our region has had it share of Tornado watches in the last few days-- places like Oklahoma have actually felt the wrath of two tornados.
As Jennifer Miller reports the President has declared Oklahoma a disaster area.
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((nat May is tornado season, but never in recorded history, have so many been reported (nat) - nearly 300 in one week. The latest began in southwest Oklahoma - Friday night. It followed a similar path of the devasting tornado one day before - sending the same scared people running for cover. Super: Sot: We were just listening to the radio and then there was an awkward silence and then.boom.
Bridge Once again, no one was killed but five people were injured - one critically. Preliminary estimates show Fridays storm did not cause nearly the damage as Thursdays. Tell that to the Oakdale Elementary school children and teachers, whose school was ripped apart for the second time in five years. Sot: I spend more time here than I do at my home, so it was like it hit my house The tornado played favorites as it cut its path across the state - picking apart some homes and businesses while leaving others - right next door - untouched. It did little damage to Jeri and Sherman Freemans home -(nat - saw) but showed no mercy to their backyard sanctuary. Sot: this is where we eat/I could just cry
(standup) Seventy percent of tornadoes are reported between April and June - which means tornado season is only half ov

er - Oklahoma officials attribute the low number of fatalities and injuries to tornado warning systems and residents preparedness.))


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Still ahead on News 7 at 11, hundreds of people pound the pavement for the fight against cancer.
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and it was an emotional day for friends of a Christiansburg police officer killed in the line of duty.
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((Hey, folks. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, we'll hit the diamond for some ACC baseball and Big East softball. The Sixers finally scratch in their series with the Pistons. Saint Louis is a gas for Scott Riggs, and Jay Hardwick has the Hokies going low. All that and more on the way in sports.))

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The Christiansburg Police Officer that was shot and killed Friday leaves behind a wife and four children, but also a network of friends who loved him like family. Jennifer Wishon has more from the Floyd County community Scott Hylton called home.
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((The Hylton home stands across the street from the Willis Village Market were friends of Officer Scott Hylton say their daily routines won't be the same without him.
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((DENNIS MOLES/FRIEND: AT LEAST TWO, MAYBE THREE TIMES A DAY WE SAW HIM. HE WAS IN AND OUT AND HE WAS ALWAYS THE SAME PERSON, THE SAME SCOTT YOU KNOW EVERY TIME YOU SEEN HIM YOU KNOW AND IT REALLY HURTS IT DOES.))
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Scott Hylton and his family have been a part of the Willis community for as long as some people can remember.
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((ROBERT 'BOB' BOLT: WELL, HE WAS A GOOD PERSON. I'VE KNOWN HIM SINCE HE WAS A LITTLE OLD BITTY BOY.))
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Police say Officer Hylton was beaten and then shot yesterday by 21- year- old Christopher Holmes outside this Shell Station in Christiansburg. When Hylton was killed he was working a shift he'd volunteered for. And the people who knew him best say he never thought twice about helping those in need.
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[IN Q=He was our moral]

((SUSIE OVERSTREET: HE WAS OUR MORAL SUPPORT HERE FOR THE STORE EVERYDAY BECAUSE I OPEN EVERY MORNING AND I KNEW IF THERE WAS A PROBLEM WHEN I GOT HERE HE WOULD BE HERE.))
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[BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT]

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((MARY WICKLINE: IT'S REALLY SCARY TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT CAN GO SO FAR. IT'S A REAL TRAGEDY AND I FEEL FOR HIS FAMILY AND YOU KNOW, I JUST HOPE GOD'S WITH THEM.))
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Sunday morning Hylton's church family plans to remember the man they all knew and loved. And on Tuesday, the same preacher who performed the marriage of Scott and his wife will help his friends and family say good- bye. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Floyd County.))

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Hollins University joined the fight against cancer tonight.
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Relay for Life is being held on the campus until six A-M. More than 150 cancer survivors have shown up. Five-year-old Briana Jacobi started the event by leading the "Survivors Pledge," Her leukemia has been in remission since last summer. Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society's signature activity. It involves teams taking turns walking or running around a designated track throughout the duration of the event. Team members raise funds through donations. This is just one of many similar events held around our region each year.
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[Iraq]


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The U-S, Britain, and Spain have introduced a U-N resolution on Iraq. Although the proposal would end sanctions against the country it would keep coalition forces in charge for at least a year.
But as Chris Lawrence reports some Iraqi's say they are paying the price for freedom.
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((You can buy just about anything on the streets of Baghdad. From nuts and dates and fruits and meat ...to IDs ...ammo ...and AK-47s And while others struggle to work out a new government, people here are back to work. Under Saddam, security forces watched everything. And this man was forced to pay off the ministers ..even though he only made a few dollars a day.
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"The minister came, then the police, told me I have no permission to be here. Now I'm free to sell what I want." And with that freedom, owners are paving the way for new shops to open.
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"But for all the good that's come out of the war, there's still a constant reminder of the price the Iraqi people paid for freedom." Helicopters buzz the area. And American tanks rumble through town ...leaving resentment behind. "No electricity, no water, no gas ...they are are giving us poisons in the form of honey." Sitting alone at his makeshift stand, Ahmed Hussein agrees.
(AHMED HUSSEIN/LOST JOB AFTER WAR)
( Begins in Arabic )

"It's worse now. This is not my original job. I was a shoe maker ...and now I am selling shoes." But Hussein needs electricity to make those shoes ...and power he does not have. And it's in neighborhoods like this one, where Iraqis watch closest ..to see if American promises will truly pay off. Chris Lawrence, CBS News, Baghdad.)) [Tease2]
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Up ahead on the newscast, some high school kids hope for some egg-cellent results with a high flying competition.
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and traffic in California can be brutal even without something fluffy getting in the way. We'll explain in just a little bit.
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Many couples share a unique bond, or find something on which to build their relationship.
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When you meet Shirley and Herschel Fike it's not obvious at first that they have anything in common. She's a piano teacher. He's a dairy farmer. After almost 48 years of marriage, though, it's quite apparent how devoted they are to one another. And they have a common interest.
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((SHIRLEY FIKE/PIANO TEACHER: THE FACT THAT I LOVE WHAT HE'S DOING I THINK HAS A WHOLE LOT TO DO WITH OUR ABILITY TO STAND EACH OTHER. AND HE LOVES MUSIC. HERSCHEL FIKE/DAIRY FARMER: I'M AMAZED WHEN I COME HOME PRETTY SMELLY AND DIRTY THAT SHE CAN STILL LOVE ME AND DEMONSTRATE IT. NOT EVERY WOMAN CAN DO THAT.))
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He not only sings in the church choir- -which she directs, she'll wash out the barn while he does the evening chores.


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[TAKE PROMO BOARD 9156ess FS] In this week's Virginia Profile, Keith Humphry actually got the Fikes to sing to him. You can see more tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning.
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[Reynolds-Homestead]


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[!!!ANCHOR TAG!!!] He made his fortune in tobacco, and put Winston-Salem on the map, but R-J Reynolds had roots in our area. Shannon Young has more in this week's Time Off.
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((JOHN REYNOLDS/OUTREACH COORDINATOR, REYNOLDS HOMESTEAD: THIS IS R.J. AND HIS WIFE CATHERINE, DAUGHTER MARY, R.J. JUNIOR OR DICK AS SOME CALLED HIM. THIS IS SMITH REYNOLDS AND THIS IS NANCY SUSAN REYNOLDS, OUR BENEFACTOR HERE.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=our benefactor here.]

Chances are good you recognize if not the face, the name of the man who's picture is prominently displayed at the Reynolds Homestead. R.J. Reynolds of tobacco fame got his start in the business and in life in this 1843 brick house in Patrick County.
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[IN Q=RJ. was one of 16 children...]

((SHANNON YOUNG: R.J. WAS ONE OF 16 CHILDREN BORN TO NANCY JANE COX IN THIS BED. BUT NOT ALL THE CHILDREN WERE HEALTHY AND HALF OF THEM DIED.)) [RUNS:08]
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Those who survived experienced life on a tobacco plantation. Along with farming more than 6-thousand acres, R.J.'s father, Hardin Reynolds, excelled as a banker and merchant. The family prospered, leaving behind impressive furnishings as proof of their wealth.
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((JOHN REYNOLDS: THIS PIANO IS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL PIECES THAT PROBABLY NEVER LEFT THE HOUSE. ONE REASON IS BECAUSE IT'S SO HUGE NO ONE PROBABLY WANTED TO MOVE IT.)) [RUNS:09]
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R.J. would eventually break free of the family and take his tobacco business to North Carolina where it thrived. The house, though, fell into disrepair until R.J.'s daughter deeded the property to Virginia Tech. Now, after a complete renovation, the home stands not just as a memorial to a forward-thinking businessman but as homage to a day gone by.
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[IN Q=He's apart of the new South...]

((JOHN REYNOLDS: HE'S PART OF THE NEW SOUTH. THE OLD SOUTH IS BASED ON SLAVES AND AN AGRARIAN SOCIETY. HE WAS A MODERN INDUSTRIALIST.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=a modern industrialist.]

Shannon Young, News 7, Patrick County.))
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[TAKE WEBADDRESS FS] For more information about Reynolds Homestead log onto our website at wdbj7 dot com and click on News 7 Saturday and Sunday Morning.
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[Postal-Service]


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Letter carriers hoped to deliver an important message today as part of Stamp Out Hunger.
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They went door to door collecting non-perishable food items from postal customers.
This is the 11th year of Stamp out Hunger. Over the past 10 years, letter carriers have collected and delivered more than 525-MILLION pounds of food to community food banks and pantries.
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[IN Q=Thank God for the customers]

((THANK GOD FOR THE CUSTOMERS. BLESS EVERY ONE OF THEM. THIS GOES TO A VERY GOOD CAUSE. THIS IS THE LARGEST SINGLE DAY FOOD DRIVE BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LETTER CARRIERS IN THE COUNTRY))
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The U-S Postal Service says an estimated 30 million people go hungry every day in this country, and more than 12 million of them are children.
The food picked-up in the Roanoke Valley today will be donated the Second Harvest Foodbank of Southwest Virginia.
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[School-Rocketry]


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Some high school students from across America met in Virginia today to see who fly the highest and land the softest.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-The Plains]

Students faced of in the world's largest model rocket contest in Northern Virginia. The test: Send two raw eggs fifteen hundred feet into the air and have them return to the ground unbroken. Winners get a piece of a 50 thousand dollar prize pool in the form of a savings bond and their schools share 9 thousand dollars in cash.
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Coming up, the NBA playoffs roll on, ACC baseball plus Big East softball highlights, and Scott Riggs wins a wild Busch race, but first in tonight's extra point,
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[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN; :00]


Day one of Indy 500 qualifying was rained out, but in the final practice before the rain, check out Billy Boat. Boat, the 1998 pole winner, wrecked coming out of turn four and spun into the inside barrier. He was taken to a hospital complaining of back pain, but was later released and should be back behind the wheel on Sunday.
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Let's start on the NBA hardwood where the Philadelphia 76'ers couldn't afford to go down 3-oh against the Pistons.

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[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/ESPN; :00]


Allen Iverson scored 25 points for Philly but Eric Snow had his best game of the series for the Sixers knocking down the jumper right there.
Kenny Thomas then got into the act with the nice move in traffic for 2. Thomas tallied ten points of his own.
[SUPER=32-Detroit/83/Philadelphia/93/;]

Snow finished things off with another jumper. He had eleven and Philly won it 93 to 83, but the Pistons still lead the series two games to one.
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On the softball diamond today, Notre Dame wrapped up its fourth Big East Title, but it wasn't easy against Villanova.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Wildcats vs. Fighting Irish; :00]


To the Moyer Complex in Salem where the Irish and the Wildcats were tied at 2 in the ninth.
Fighting Irish pitcher Heather Booth helped preserve her team's chances with the strikeout to retire the side.
Then in the bottom of the ninth, conference player of the Year Andrea Loman unloaded on the Teresa Hornick delivery. Loman took it over the fence in left giving Notre Dame a second
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straight championship by a final score of 3 to 2.
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[S-ACC]


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The ACC baseball tournament will take center stage in Salem a week from Tuesday. As the league heads down the stretch, four teams still have a realistic shot at gaining the top seed. This afternoon, Roanoke's Tyler Lumsden and the Clemson Tigers battled North Carolina.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clemson, SC/Comcast Sports Net; :00]


But the former Cave Spring star didn't last long in this one. T-Lump faced just 10 batters giving up five hits and three earned runs in only an inning and a third of work. North Carolina eventually led it 8 to nothing and
[SUPER=34-North Carolina/9/Clemson/4/;]

cruised to the 9 to 4 win, handing Lumsden his first loss of the season.
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[S-Busch]


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Scott Riggs won the 3rd Busch race of his career this afternoon in Saint Louis. He can thank Mike Bliss for that.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/FX; :00]


Early on in the Charter Pipeline 250, Kerry Earnhardt had a bad case of the spins, as did Johnny Sauter with a little help from Kevin Grubb.
Bliss led for more than half the race this afternoon, but ran out of gas with less than a lap to go and finished 12th. Riggs took advantage for the victory. David Green finished second and Jason Keller was third. Hurt's Stacy Compton finished 6th.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mike Bliss/Finished 12th; :00]
[SUPER=01-Scott Riggs/Third Career Busch Series Win; :15]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=everytime we came in."]
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[S-Derby]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-148 TC4559]
[GRAPHIC=Kentucky Derby]


Just a week after winning his first Kentucky Derby, horse owner Jack Nowlton is weathering a storm surrounding his horse's victory. Stewards at Churchill Downs have launched an investigation of jockey Jose Santos after seeing a photo that possibly shows him carrying something in addition to his whip as he crossed the finish line aboard Funny Cide.


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[VO-NAT]


Officials will meet with Santos Monday or Tuesday to get to the bottom of the matter. Nowlton denied any accusations that his jockey might have used an illegal aid, such as an electrical device to spur the horse on. He did admit that the situation is an unwanted distraction with the Preakness Stakes just around the corner.
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[S-Jay]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-145 1:18:09]
[GRAPHIC=Big East]


Next week the Virginia Tech Hokies will play in their third straight NCAA Golf Regional. Instrumental in Tech's success is three time conference coach of the year Jay Hardwick.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Hardwick is in his 20th season as coach of the Hokies and he has guided Tech to the Big east title in each of the three years his team has been in the conference.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jay Hardwick/Virginia Tech Golf Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=...of them my son"]
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[VO-NAT]


Hardwick is a very hands on coach who is also a tireless worker. Part of his success can be traced to discipline with his players in both their game and in their schedules.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Brendon de Jonge/Virginia Tech All-American Golfer; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ryan Stinnett/Virginia Tech Junior Golfer; :12]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=....as well"]
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[S-Tennis]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-147 TC12331]
[GRAPHIC=Tennis]


On the tennis court today, Patrick Henry High School teammates Brock Newton and Tyler Early met for the Western Valley District singles title.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


The two helped the Patriots to an unbeaten regular season at 16 and oh.
Newton got the better of Early in this one winning in straight sets 6-4 and 6-4. The two came back to win the doubles title together later in the day. The Northwest Regional Tournament gets underway at Albemarle High School on May 21st.
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[Mama-Duck]


[ANCHOR=joy]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


How does a duck cross the road? With the help of the highway patrol.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Santa Clara, CA]

Traffic came to a halt for a mama duck and her ducklings on an interstate near Santa Clara, California. This highway patrol officer ushered them across the street after they became trapped by the dividing wall between the north and south lanes. (------------) Mama and her babies made it across safely.