[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Suspected criminals put on TV. How its helping bring suspects to police.
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[Vo-nat]
A high blood pressure reading just got lower. The latest on new guidelines.
Makers of the Matrix unloaded hope to make a load on new videogames.
And this is no game. The Hokies fight to join the ACC.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]



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[SOT 12:03:00]
[IN Q=The fact that folks]

((ELAINE SIMPSON: THE FACT THAT FOLKS ARE TURNING THEMSELVES IN AND CARE ABOUT WHO IS SEEING THIS SAYS SOMETHING.))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=says something]
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[VO-NAT]


A new weapon to help catch criminals has already led to several arrests and all it took was turning on your tv.
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[ANCHOR =JEan]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]



[Crimeline]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC19:44]
[GRAPHIC=NEws 7 @ 11]


You could call it "Roanoke's Most Wanted."
Law enforcement in the Roanoke Valley is teaming up with public access T-V to catch suspected criminals. [***MOST WANTED GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /Pulpit;]


And as Justin McLeod discovered it is already seeing success. Justin?
Jean, this may prove a picture really is worth a thousand words.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@justin1]


If you're charged with a crime, the last thing you'd want is your picture on tv.
That is why area law enforcement believes it has come up with a good way to catch the bad guys.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Three weeks ago, Roanoke Valley Television began airing information about wanted persons from Roanoke City, Roanoke county, and the town of Vinton.
The tv screen shows among other things the person's face, their name, and the crime they are wanted for.
Viewers who have information are then provided with a crimeline number to call.
Viewer tips have already led to two arrests and two other suspects have turned themselves in after seeing their picture on tv.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:02:09; 12:06:49]
[IN Q=At one case]

((ELAINE SIMPSON/RVTV DIRECTOR: AT ONE CASE A FRIEND OF THE PERSON THAT WAS WANTED TOLD THIS INDIVIDUAL THAT THEY HAD SEEN HIS PICTURE AND WHEN HE SAW IT FOR HIMSELF HE TURNED HIMSELF IN.)) ((TRISH HURLEY/ROANOKE CO. OFFICER: SOME OF OUR CASES ARE JUST OLDER CASES THAT HAD BEEN FORGOTTEN ABOUT, STUCK IN A DRAWER, THE WARRANTS WERE THERE AND NO ONE'S REALLY BEEN ABLE TO WORK THEM ANYMORE, THEY WERE LOST.))
[SUPER=01-Elaine Simpson/RVTV Director; :00]
[SUPER=01-Trish Hurley/Roanoke Co. Officer; :11]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=they were lost]
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[VO-NAT]


Right now, the most wanted pictures are being shown during the message board segment.
That typically airs when there is no regular programming on the tube.
Area law enforcement and RVTV are already discussing expanding the segment to a regular show in the future.
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL Pulpit]


Because this program is associated with crimeline, viewers who call with information which eventually leads to an arrest could be eligible for an award up to a thousand dollars.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /Pulpit;]


It's hard to tell how many people will actually see the segment but we do know there are 59-thousand cable customers in the Roanoke Valley and Jean recent surveys shows that 60-percent of those customers watch RVTV at one time or another.

[Church-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-15 TC3:06:10]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

Members fear a suspicious fire at their church in Christiansburg may be linked to the recent shooting of a police officer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

The fire yesterday morning at Schaeffer Memorial Baptist Church was at the same church where funeral services will be held this weekend for Christopher Holmes, the man who shot and killed Christiansburg officer Scott Hylton. Church leaders say whether the incidents were connected or not, they're just grateful there wasn't much damage.
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[SOT 1510-1518; 1521-1526]
[IN Q=THE DOORS]

((DAVID MOORE/SCHAEFFER MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH; THE DOORS WERE SET ABLAZE AND THEY WERE CHARRED PRETTY WELL, I GUESS ONLY REASON IT STOPPED FROM GOING INSIDE WAS THE GOOD LORD STOPPED IT 1518 1521 NOBODY SAW THE FLAMES IT WAS A GOOD THING THE WHOLE CHURCH DIDN'T GO UP IT WAS A BLESSING THE WHOLE CHURCH DIDN'T GO UP 1526))
[SUPER=01-David Moore/Schaeffer Memorial Baptist Church;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=DIDN'T GO UP]
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[VO-NAT]

The fire was out when officials arrived at the church. The investigation has been turned over to federal authorities.
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[Blood-Pressure]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tco]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Blood Pressure]


Think your blood pressure's normal? You may be in for a change.
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[VO-NAT]

The government released new blood pressure guidelines today in an aggressive approach to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Experts are changing the recommendations for treating high blood pressure. 120 over 80, which used to be the golden number-is now in a category called "prehypertension." For 45 million Americans in this group- it's not time for medicine, but time for a major life-style change.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="If you don't find time..."]

((ED ROCCELLA/NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE: IF YOU DON'T FIND TIME FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, YOU WILL FIND TIME FOR ILLNESS.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Roccella/National Heart, Lung and Blood Inst.; QUICK!!!!]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q="...will find time for illness."]
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[VO-NAT]

A 140 at the top or at least a 90 on the bottom used to be considered borderline, but now may mean medicine.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Nearly one-third of ..."]

((DR. ADAM CHOBANIAN/BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE: NEARLY ONE-THIRD OF AMERICANS WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AREN'T EVEN AWARE OF IT AND TWO-THIRDS OF THOSE AMERICANS WITH HYPERTENSION STILL DO NOT HAVE IT ADEQUATELY TREATED.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Adam Chobanian/Boston University School of Medicine]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q="...have it adequately treated."]
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[ANCHOR=JEan]
[SS=None]

Doctors say the toughest thing about high blood pressure is the lack of obvious symptoms. Even though the numbers may have changed, the principles haven't- eat lots of vegetables and fruits and limit your intake on alcohol and salt.

[Parkway-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-14 TC3:13:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A Roanoke girl severly injured in a fall is making what relatives call a miraculous recovery.
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[VO-NAT :18]

Tessa Milliner suffered head injuries after slipping more than
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Sunday;]

30-feet down an embankment along the Roanoke River Sunday. Earlier this week the nine year old's family quoted doctors as saying her chances of healing were slim to none. Her aunt says Tessa is still in critical condition but is now responding to stimuli.
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[SOT 16:54:15-16:54:30]
[IN Q=They say she's got a long recovery...]

((REBECCA MILLER/AUNT: THEY SAY SHE'S GOT A LONG RECOVERY AHEAD OF HER, SHE'S GONNA HAVE TO STRUGGLE 'CAUSE IT IS GONNA AFFECT HER SPEECH AND MOBILITY. BUT SHE'S DOING REAL WELL. WE'RE SHOCKED AND PLEASED ALL AT THE SAME TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Rebecca Miller/Aunt;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=all at the same time.]
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[VO NAT :05] The nine year old's being treated at UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]

A fund for donations to the family has been set up at the NBC Bank branch on Williamson Road.

[School-Violence]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-08 TC1:45:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke City School officials say they stand by the numbers, after the leader of a parent teacher group questioned the accuracy of statistics on school violence.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The prospect of losing a resource officer at each of the city's high schools prompted more parents to speak out at Tuesday's School Board meeting.
Alice Hincker, the president of the Patrick Henry PTSA, compared suspension reports and police records with information the school system reported to the state, and she says the numbers do not match.
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[SOT 23:02]
[IN Q=I can tell with some of the aggregated]

((ALICE HINCKER/PATRICK HENRY HIGH SCHOOL PARENT: I CAN TELL WITH SOME OF THE AGGREGATED DATA FOR EXAMPLE THAT IT'S NOT CORRECT BECAUSE PATRICK HENRY'S NUMBERS ALONE ARE LARGER THAN WHAT'S REPORTED FOR THE ENTIRE SCHOOL DIVISION.))
[SUPER=01-Alice Hincker/Patrick Henry High School Parent;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=reported for the entire school division.]
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[VO-NAT]


But Annie Harman, Roanoke's Executive for Student Services, says she has reviewed the data and remains confident the information provided to the state is accurate.
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[SOT 23:02]
[IN Q=So we want people to know]

((ANNIE HARMAN/EXECUTIVE FOR STUDENT SERVICES: WE WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW. I DON'T THINK ANYBODY CAN ACCUSE ME OF NOT WANTING TO TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT AN INCIDENT. ))
[SUPER=01-Annie Harman/Executive for Student Services;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=tell the truth about an incident.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=None]


School Superintendent Wayne Harris and Police Chief Joe Gaskins are now discussing school security and the future role of the resource officers.
Harris plans to bring a recomendation back to the school board next month.

[Bus-Shot]


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

Someone fired a shot at a city school bus in Martinsville this afternoon- breaking the buses' window. The bus was on the way to deliver the last child on board when it happened at the corner of Spruce and Mulberry. Neither the driver nor the student was injured. The bus driver told police he saw someone run back into a house after the shot was fired. At first glance, police say it looks like the shot was fired by a pellet gun or B-B gun.

[Roberson-House]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-10 TC1:28:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The City of Lexington now has a high-rise building, but it's not what you would expect. It's a 19th century home that was close to falling down, but now has a leg up. Richard Lesko has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Leslie Giles/Historic Lexington Foundation; :25]
[SUPER=04-July 2002; :36]
[SUPER=@richard2; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=RL, N7, Lexington.]

(( Built around 1826, The Roberson-Phalen house on Jefferson Street in Lexington has seen better days. But after years of neglect, the home is getting a second chance from the Historic Lexington Foundation. The first part of a restoration effort was successful; inserting steel beams at the second floor, and lifting the house nearly 5 feet to rebuild the foundation.
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[SOT - 1:54:40]
[INQ=The initial reaction was...]

((LESLIE GILES/HISTORIC LEXINGTON FOUNDATION; THE INITIAL REACTION WAS: "YOU GUYS ARE CRAZY, ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO DO THIS? THE BUILDING IS GOING TO COLLAPSE AROUND YOUR EARS.))
[RUNS =6]
[OUTQ=around your ears.]

After former owner Jack Roberson died in March of last year, mountains of antiques were auctioned off at the house which once was a Methodist church. Most thought the house would be razed in favor of a parking lot, but officials at the Historic Lexington Foundation bought the property with an eye for restoration.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 1:50:13]
[INQ=Once we've stabilized...]

((LESLIE GILES/HISTORIC LEXINGTON FOUNDATION; ONCE WE'VE STABILIZED IT SELL IT TO A PROPERTY OWNER, WHO WOULD USE IT FOR EITHER RESIDENTIAL OR COMMERCIAL USE OF SOME SORT. ))
[RUNS =11]
[OUTQ=of some sort.]

Even though the task looks daunting, Giles says anything is possible.
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[SOT - 1:55:58]
[INQ=Even a building]

((LESLIE GILES/HISTORIC LEXINGTON FOUNDATION; EVEN A BUILDING THAT SEEMS TO BE IN BAD SHAPE AS THIS BUILDING CAN BE SAVED AND YOU CAN USE INNOVATIVE METHODS TO DO THAT. EVEN IF YOUR FOUNDATION IS SHOT, PICK IT UP ABOVE THE SECOND FLOOR.))
[RUNS =12]
[OUTQ=above the second floor.]

It should take about 6 weeks for the new foundation to be built. Then if the house is sold to a private buyer, the real restoration work will begin. Richard Lesko, News 7, Lexington.))
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Dozens of illegal immigrants try to make it across the border in the back of a tractor trailer... with deadly results.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=@Miller1; ]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=that story's coming up.]



[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]



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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=in sports."]

((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the Hokies hope they're not out of their league. Jay Hardwick and the Tech golfers swing into their third straight NCAA Regional and the Avalanche tries to get back above .500. Plus, former NBA great Dave Debusschere passes away at the age of 62. All that and more coming up in sports.))

[GPS]


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


Global positioning satellites have been called "the eye in the sky."
But some folks would say "the spy in the sky" is a better description.
Jennifer Miller explains in the final part of our series.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Richard Mizell/Safety Manager; :27]
[SUPER=@miller1; :37]
[SUPER=01-Lynn Holstein/Truck Driver; :43]
[SUPER=01-Stephen Keating/Privacy Foundation; 1:04]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, DENVER]

((WESTERN FREIGHTWAYS TRUCKS TRAVEL COAST TO COAST, BUT THE COMPANY ALWAYS KNOWS JUST WHERE TO FIND THEM. RICHARD MIZELL/SAFETY MANAGER I can tell you my truck, 247 arrived in Denver at 2:49 p.m. MANAGERS KEEP TRACK WITH HELP FROM GPS OR THE GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM. THE NETWORK OF SATELLITES ALLOWS BOSSES TO MONITOR AND IN SOME CASES FIRE DRIVERS LIKE ONE WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO BE IN TEXAS. RICHARD MIZELL/SAFETY MANAGER After him being in New Mexico for a couple hours and our screen here shows him bouncing from point to point we decided, OK, something's wrong. THE NATIONS TRUCKING INDUSTRY IS TALKING OF USING A SIMILAR SYSTEM. LYNN HOLSTEIN/TRUCK DRIVER It's just too much invasion it seems to me. TRUCKERS AREN'T THE ONLY ONES WORRIED. WALKING TWO SHOT Hell never give up. THIS WOMAN'S EX-HUSBAND STALKED HER BY HIDING A GPS RECEIVER IN HER CAR TRACKING HER EVERY MOVE
(NO SUPER, DOESN'T WANT TO BE ID'D)

Where I was, how long I was there, where I was parked. STANDUP AND AT LEAST ONE COMPANY IS MAKING A SYSTEM THAT WORKS FROM THE INSIDE OUT REDUCING A RECEIVER TO THE SIZE OF A QUARTER AND IMBEDDING IT UNDER THE SKIN. STEPHEN KEATING/PRIVACY FOUNDATION "Anything used to track people for their benefit can also be used to track them to their detriment. PRIVACY EXPERTS ARE CONCERNED AND WATCHING THE USES OF GPS TECHNOLOGY THAT MIGHT SOMEDAY WATCH OVER THEM. JENNIFER MILLER CBS NEWS, DENVER.))

[Mills]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-22 TC04:01]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Former Public Radio station manager Steve Mills has lost his court appeal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]

Mills was fired from W-V-T-F three years ago- -after canceling broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera and then referring to listeners who objected as "Opera Nazi's." The federal appeals court ruled today that Virginia Tech retaliated against Mills for his remarks, violating Mills' First Amendment rights.
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[ANCHOR=JEan]
[SS=None]

However, the three judges concluded Tech is entitled to immunity, as a state agency and upheld Judge Sam Wilson's ruling last year that dismissed the case before trial.

[AFC]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-18 TC40:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A decision to cut funding to the Alliance for Families and Children in Lynchburg goes far beyond what money the city was putting into the non-profit group.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


That from Alliance leaders who are lashing out at city council's decision not to give the agency 44-thousand dollars for child care and substance abuse programs.
Alliance director Joan Foster, who also is a member of city council, says the loss could easily double.
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[SOT 10:35:55]
[IN Q=It not only]

((JOAN FOSTER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: IT NOT ONLY MAY IMPACT FUTURE GRANTS, IT IMPACTS PRESENT EMPLOYEES, AND THE SERVICES THAT WE'RE ABLE TO OFFER THE COMMUNITY. SO IT'S A GREAT IMPACT, IT ISN'T JUST A 44-THOUSAND DOLLAR IMPACT.))
[SUPER=01-Joan Foster/Lynchburg Council Member]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=44-thousand dollar impact.]
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[VO-NAT]


Foster could not vote on the funding question and it failed when councilmen Julian Adams and Robert Garber voted against it.
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[Truck-Texas]


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


Some of the 18 people found dead in a truck in Texas were children.
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[VO-NAT 23.5]
[SUPER=03-Victoria, TX]


The truck filled with human cargo was found in Southern Texas.
Authorities believe the people were locked in the back of the truck, suffered heat exhaustion and suffocated.
They've found the man suspected of driving the truck and arrested him.
A dozen survivors were taken to the hospital. Now authorities are looking for other people who were in the truck and may have run away.
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[SOT18:10:51]

((DEXTER EAVES/DISTRICT ATTORNEY: WE'RE STILL LOOKING FOR SOME FOLKS THEY NEED MEDICAL ATTENTION. WE'RE NOT LOOKING TO PROSECUTE THAT THEY NEED.))
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dexter Eaves/District Attorney]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=THAT THEY NEED.]
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[VO-NAT 14]


Officials say that even in the middle of the night the temperature was 74 degrees with high humidity.
No one knows how long the people had been in the vehicle when it was found in Victoria Texas, but authorities said this.
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[SOT 18:10:11]
[IN Q=]

((ALL I CAN TELL YOU IS THEY WERE IN THERE A REAL LONG TIME.))
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=a real long time.]
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[Vo-nat 13 plus pad]
The trailer was discovered without a cab at a station about 230 miles from the Mexican border.
Most of the dead were inside the truck, four were on the ground next to it.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Will the Hokies soon be tackling the ACC? Mike Stevens has more on Tech's chances in Sports.
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[VO-NAT]


And they're not just for kids anymore. Coming up, we'll see what's hot from the E-3 video game expo.
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[Commercial]

[Game-Expo]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If seeing a movie isn't enough for you- you can bring the movie theater to your home theater.
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[VO-NAT 10.5]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA]


It is the newest craze in video games- a marriage between movies and videogames.
And it begins tonight with the dual release of the movie Matrix Reloaded and the videogame.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 27]
[IN Q=]

((BRIAN MIKLEN/ATARI: THIS IS A COMPLETELY SEPARATE EXPERIENCE THAT DOES INTERSECT WITH THE MOVIE SO THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THE STORY OF THE MATRIX A LOT BETTER.)) ((DAVID CHERRY/SHINY ENTERTAINMENT: FOR THE FANS OF THE MOVIE TO REALLY EXPERIENCE SOMETHING THE NORMAL MOVIE PERSON WOULD GET.)) ((IT IS TIME. EXPLOSION.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Miklen/Atari; 00]
[Super=01-David Cherry/Shiny Entertainment; 07]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=IT IS TIME. EXPLOSION]
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[VO-NAT 09]


That's the idea behind the upcoming T-3 movie, rise of the Machines due out in November.
The movie and game are designed as one.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 49]
[IN Q=]

((TO EXTEND THE FICTION OF THE FILM. THEY ALLOW US COMPLETE ACCESS TO THE SETS. WE TAKE HUNDREDS OF PICTURES ON THE SET SO THINGS YOU SEE ON THE SCREEN ARE RECREATED IN THE GAME.))
[SUPER=01-Peter Wise/Black Ops Entertainment;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=IN THE GAME. ]
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[vo-nat 11 plus pad]
The video industry is holding its annual E-3 Expo in Los Angeles. One Expo organizer says the games are not just for kids.
The average gamer is 28 and 60 percent of Americans play video games.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=EXTRA & SP-144 1:08:10]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


The latest on the ACC expansion that could leave Tech out in the cold, the Hokies hope to get hot in the NCAA golf tournament tomorrow and Avalanche highlights, but first our extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

Virginia freshman Derrick Byars is among 51 players accepting invitations to participate in the 2003 USA Basketball National team trials. The trials are scheduled for May 30th through June first at the U.S. Olympic Training center in Colorado Springs. Byars, who averaged 6.5 points and 2.9 rebounds a game this past season. The overall player selections were made by the USA Basketball Men's Collegiate Committee chaired by former UVa athletic director Terry Holland.
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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-145 12129TC]
[GRAPHIC=acc/big east]

The Hokies haven't given up on getting into the Atlantic Coast Conference, but they are definitely uptight about the "uncertainty" they "certainly" will face if they are not part of the expansion. Mike Stevens has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Football Coach; :25]
[SUPER=01-Seth Greenberg/Va. Tech Basketball Coach; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Henrickson/Va. Tech Women's Head Coach; 1:38]
[SUPER=@mike1; 2:00]
[RUNS=2:18]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
(-----------)

(( Despite the appearance of this serene drill field moment, it has not been a beautiful day in the neighborhood for the Hokies. From the athletic fields on the western side of the campus to the administrative offices - there is uncertainty about the Hokies' future and which conference the school's athletes and coaches will end up serving. ((FRANK BEAMER: 412TC)) Beamer spent part of the morning meeting with athletic director Jim Weaver and school president Charles Steger. Weaver told us that due to the urgency of the matter he did not have time to talk and refused to do an interview. His latest hire believes that Weaver will get the job done. ((SETH GREENBERG: 1236TC)) Maybe so - but football drives the athletic department and if Tech doesn't get in the ACC and the Big East falls apart - every team on campus will feel the fallout.)) ((BONNIE HENRICKSON: 933TC)) ((MIKE STEVENS:))
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[S-UNC]


[ANCHOR=TRAVIS]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-141 13951tc]
[GRAPHIC=BIG EAST/ACC]


North Carolina and Duke voted NO on the ACC expansion issue for obvious reasons.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-ACC; :00]

Both schools cherish the conference's basketball roots and neither is ready to let football instead of roundball make the rules.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=THERE IS THE SENSE...]
[SUPER=01-James Moeser/North Carolina Chancellor; :02]
[SUPER=01-Billy Hite/VT Assistant Coach & UNC Class of 1974; :21]
[RUNS=:39]
[OUT Q=...give those up."]
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[TALENT=TRAVIS]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD ACC/BIG EAST]

Each school currently gets 24 hundred tickets for the ACC tournament. If three new universities are added, that number will drop to 1800 - 600 fewer tickets per school.

[S-Avs]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-147 TC12532]
[GRAPHIC=Avalanche]


After working 15 innings for a win last night against Frederick, the Avalanche hoped to take care of things a little quicker tonight at Salem Memorial Stadium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Keys vs. Avalanche; :00]


A win tonight would push the Avs over the 500 mark for the season.
In the bottom of the first, Mike Rodriguez crushes this delivery for a homerun. The former Miami Hurricane leaves the yard over the right field fence giving the home team a one-nothing lead.
Patrick O'Sullivan answered for the Keys, cranking a bomb of his own to left. The two run job but Frederick on top 2-1.
A little later, Frederick's Hugh Quattlebaum comes up with the sac fly to center. Tripper Johnson crossed
[SUPER=37-Frederick/8/Salem/7/;]

the dish for a 3-1 lead and the Keys went on to win it 8 to 7 in believe it or not, 10 innings.
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[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


Van Turner is the new head football coach at Dan River High School. Turner replaces Ken Meadors who left to take the head job at Barlett Yancey High School. Turner comes to Dry Fork from Weddington High School in Union County, North Carolina just outside of Charlotte.

[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-149 55:28]
[GRAPHIC=Tech]


The Virginia Tech Golf team opens play in the NCAA East Regional Tournament at the Auburn University Club in Alabama tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


The Hokies are the 11th seed in the 27 team field that will compete over the next two days. Tech will be paired with Vanderbilt and ETSU in the first two rounds.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jay Hardwick/Virginia Tech Golf Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ryan Stinnett/Virginia Tech Junior Golfer; :14]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=......eighth place"]

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