[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR= 2-Shot]

The mother of a missing 5-year old pleads guilty to his murder.
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR= 2-Shot]

And men on both sides of a job-site rescue cite Divine intervention.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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[ENG#=2]


In sports, Good friday means the Avalanche opener, hopefully not the Express closer, the Dazzle's playoff maker
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[VO-NAT]


and a real up and comer in Jon Wood, who races at the Motor Mile Speedway this weekend.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Get your stuff done early this weekend. Showers on the way starting late Saturday. Details ahead. [Open]
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[SUPER=@Keith1;]
[SUPER=@Shannon1;]
[SUPER=@Steve1;]
[SUPER=@Robin1;]
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[Video-Open]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
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[ENG#=3]
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[VO-NAT :08]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A Grayson County woman is headed to prison for the murder of her son.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Cynthia Davis today pled guilty to killing young Logan Bowman.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry. [Bowman]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-07 1:01:11]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]



[ENG#=4]



[ANCHOR=Keith 2-shot]

Using an "Alford plea"- -that is: not admitting guilt, Cynthia Davis, nonetheless PLED guilty to felony murder and two counts of felony child abuse and neglect.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Police say Davis and her former boyfriend, Dennis Schermerhorn, are responsible for the disappearance last year of Davis' 5-year old son.
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[VO-NAT :18]

Logan Bowman's body has not been found.
The 37-year old Davis was supposed to go on trial next week.
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co./File Tape;]

In making the plea, she acknowledged that the evidence against her would be enough to warrant a conviction. She was sentenced to a total of fifty years in prison with 35 years suspended. Schermerhorn is expected to go to trial next month.
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[Toms-Creek]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=04-01 1:45:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A controversial sewer project in Blacksburg is now in a judge's hands. Two residents are suing the town to stop a proposed 12-mile sewer line to Toms Creek.
[BLACKSBURG DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Rachel/Microwave;]

New River Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa was in court this afternoon. Rachel, why do the residents want to stop the project.
[LIVE=Rachel Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Keith, They say Blacksburg violated the Town's Charter when it voted to approve a 7.6-million dollar bond for the Toms Creek sewer project. They want a judge to temporarily bar the town from signing a construction contract. The town wants the case dismissed. They say a pending lawsuit could hurt their bond. The town is supposed to sign for the bonds by April 14th and they say a pending lawsuit is making the bank a little nervous. ((ROLLCUE:...the bank a little nervous.))
[ENG#=1]
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[SOT:11:42:00,8:27:00 ]
[IN Q=at that time]
[SUPER=01-William Broaddus/Town's Attorney;]
[SUPER=01-David Bailey/Plaintiffs Attorney;]

((WILLIAM BROADDUS: AT THAT TIME THE BANK IS NO LONGER OBLIGATED TO BUY THE BOND AT THE PROPOSED RATES. IN THE PAST FEW WEEKS. INTEREST RATES HAVE INCREASED. AND SO IF THE TOWN IS NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT THAT BID. IT FACES THE POSSIBILITY OF HAVING TO PAY A HIGHER INTEREST RATE LATER. DAVID BAILEY: WHAT THE CITIZENS WANT TO AVOID OF COURSE IS TO HAVE CONTRACTS FOR WORK TO BE EXTENDED AND GRANTED, USING
UP THE BOND MONEY, PUTTING BULLDOZERS ON THE GROUND, CONDEMNING PROPERTY AND THAT WHOLE PROCESS UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THE COURT CAN RULE ON THE ISSUES.))
[RUNS=:40]
[OUT Q=on the issues]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]

The judge will decide whether or not to throw the case out or grant the two plaintiffs a temporary injunctions so the town can't award a construction bid.
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[LIVE=Rachel Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Again this all needs to be decided by April 14th... that's when the town is suppose to get the money for the project.


[BLACKSBURG DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Rachel/Microwave;]

Keith the judge says he'll take the weekend to think about it and make a decision by Tuesday afternoon.


[81-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=04-13 07:48]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accidents]
[ENG#=4]


Back- to- back accidents have been backing up traffic on I-81 this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The first wreck at mile-marker 140 involved one car and no serious injuries, according to police.
But traffic headed southbound slowed to a crawl.
A few miles down the road at the Dixie Caverns exit a sport utility vehicle hit a guardrail and overturned.
Again, no one was seriously hurt.
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[Craig-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-09 44:30]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]
[ENG#=2]


Fire gutted a trailer in Craig County this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.;]

It happened just outside of New Castle on Aps Knob. Firefighters were called to the home just before two and are still on the scene.
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[SOT 6:02:20]
[IN Q=When we first got here]

((BRENT CRUSH/NEW CASTLE FIRE CHIEF: WHEN WE FIRST GOT HERE THERE WAS SMOKE COMING OUT OF EVERY WINDOW AND BASICALLY THE FIRE WAS IN THE REAR OF THE TRAILOR AND THEY MADE ENTRY IN THE FRONT DOOR AND WENT AS FAR AS THEY COULD AND THEN REALIZED THE FLOOR HAD BURNED OUT ALREADY HALF WAY.))
[SUPER=01-Brent Crush/New Castle Fire Chief;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=out already half way]
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[VO-NAT]

Crush says the fire started under the floor where insulation served as fuel. The cause is still under investigation, but officials believe the fire was started by some sort of electrical failure.
No one was home at the time of the fire. The trailer is a total loss.
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[County-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-08 1:11:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

Some quick thinking workers, a well-trained rescue squad and the "hand of God" combined to save a couple of men from serious injury- -possibly death this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Chris Shell and Mike Potter were getting ready to work on the outside, second story of a new home in the Winnbrook subdivision. The lift they were using tipped over. . . ALMOST rolling over. It was still precariously balanced atop the steep hillside when NEWS 7 Photographer Lawrence Young got there.
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[SOT 11:54:20]
[IN Q=One of the]

((MIKE POTTER/CONSTRUCTION WORKER: ONE OF THE TIRES ON OUR "SKYTRACK" WENT DOWN AND THE BUCKET STARTED TO FLIP OVER. AND WE CALLED THE RESCUE SQUAD TO COME GET US. What kept that thing from tipping on over? THE GRACE OF GOD. BATTALION CHIEF CHARLIE KING/ROANOKE CO FIRE & RESCUE: I THINK THE HAND OF GOD HAD A HAND ON IT BEFORE WE GOT HERE. AND AFTER WE GOT HERE, WE SECURED IT THE BEST WAY WE COULD WITH CHAINS AND CABLES.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Potter/Construction Worker; :00]
[SUPER=01-Battalion Chief Charlie King/Roanoke Co. Fire & Rescue; :12]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=chains and cables.]
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[VO-NAT]

The two men had held on for well over an hour as the "Sky Track" was stabilized. They had to be sure the device wouldn't shift as the two men stepped off it onto a fire ladder. Shell said he lost all feeling in his legs as the two waited to be rescued.
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[SOT 11:55:25]
[IN Q=Pretty scary]

((PRETTY SCARY. SOMETHING YOU DON'T WANT TO PAY FOR IN AN AMUSEMENT PARK, I TELL YOU. HA HA))
[SUPER=01-Chris Shell/Construction Worker]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=I tell you. Ha ha.]
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[VO-NAT]

Given a few minutes on solid ground to catch their breath, Potter and Shell picked up their work belts and went back to work.
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[Tease#1]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Teens put on their walking shoes to mark Good Friday.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2 shot]

That story is still ahead on News 7 at 6.
(Steve adlibs live tease)
[LIVE=Steve Full/Microwave]
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[First-Wx]
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[SS=NONE]WEATHER CENTER Position #1


[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST
[COMMERCIAL]
[City-Stadium]
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[TAPE#=04-05 1:28:38]
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(MINI-OPEN)
[MINI=OPEN]



[ANCHOR= 2-Shot]


The boys of summer have a new home in Lynchburg.
[ANCHOR= 2-Shot]


Thousands of fans are expected to pack a newly-renovated City Stadium this year.
[LYNCHBURG DOUBLE BOXES= & Steve/Microwave;]


Steve Smallshaw is at the ballpark tonight.. Steve how do things look?
[LIVE=Steve Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@ssm1;]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg;]


The people who have been coming to games before this year will especially appreciate the difference between what this park USED to look like and what it is today.
It's like the difference between a foul pop-up and a homerun.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=natsot ]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Roberts/Hillcats Asst. GM; :25]
[SUPER=01-Jay Loviglio/Hillcats Manager; :45]
[SUPER=01-Brad Eldred/Hillcats First Baseman; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Vic Buttler/Hillcats Outfielder; 1:13]
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[OUT Q=I look forward to it.]



(( [natsot ]
[RUNS= 03]


Lynchburg's field of dreams has finally become a reality.
After six years and six million dollars, 65-year-old City Stadium has been given a complete facelift.. with new seating, restrooms, concessions, and skyboxes.
Late this afternoon, crews were still adding the final touches... team officials say they've been working around the clock the last few days to get things done.
[SOT 15:07:01]

((RONNIE ROBERTS/HILLCATS ASST. GM: REALLY, REALLY HECTIC, BUT IT'S FUN... BUT IT'S GOING TO BE READY.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=it's going to be ready.]


From a fan's perspective, it's a much more friendly and convenient place to watch a ballgame.
Team officials aren't the only ones hoping that means more people in the stands this year.
[SOT 13:17:47]

((JAY LOVIGLIO/HILLCATS MANAGER: FANS ARE MOMENTUM, FANS ARE ADRENALINE.. ..THE PLAYERS AS WELL.))
[RUNS= 18]
[OUT Q=the players as well.]
[SOT 13:09:20]

((BRAD ELDRED/HILLCATS FIRST BASEMAN: THE PARK'S AWESOME MAN, .. PLAYING THE FIELD.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=playing the field.]
[SOT 13:11:30]

((VIC BUTTLER/HILLCATS OUTFIELDER: I'M VERY IMPRESSED.. ..SO I LOOK FORWARD TO IT.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=so I look forward to it.] ))
[LIVE=Steve Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg;]


(ad lib live tag)
[DOUBLE BOXES= & Steve/Microwave;]




[Avalanche]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=bwa]
[TAPE#=04-12 21:21]
[GRAPHIC=Avalanche 10th Anniversary]
[ENG#=2]


The Salem Avalanche is also getting set for its season opener tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

The team was out this afternoon getting in some last minute practice. The team is celebrating its 10th anniversary under new managment, a unique seating area and a whole new outlook.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think a lot...]
[SUPER=01-Jamie Toole/Avalanche General Manager;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=new going on each night.]
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[VO-NAT]

Fans will also notice some new additions, like hot tub heaven, sumo wrestling and a hamster ball race. The Avalanche take on the Potomac Cannnons tonight. Game time is 7:05.
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[Youth-Walk]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=cja]
[TAPE#=04-04 1:27:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


Members of a Roanoke-area youth group began their Easter observance this morning, by embarking on their OWN journey.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Youth members of Glad Tidings Assembly of God carried three crosses on a route from their church north of Roanoke through Salem to Dixie Caverns, a 17 mile journey.
The group walked to remember the life of Jesus, and members say they hope their mission will inspire others.
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[SOT 11:01]
[IN Q=I hope]

((AMANDA ELLIS/YOUTH: I HOPE THEY THINK 'WOW' IT MUST BE SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL IF THESE TEENS ARE WALKING 36 MILES TO DO THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Amanda Ellis/Youth]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=do this.]
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[VO-NAT]


They will continue their walk tomorrow, traveling 19 miles on a route from Vinton to Salem.
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[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]


U.S. markets were closed for Good Friday. Our Stock report returns on Monday.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And just ahead, it's no fish story. Some state hatcheries are open once again, for the first time in two years.
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[Break]




[Meth-Lab]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-11 35:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

A Rustburg man faces drug and other charges after a traffic stop that forced the evacuation of nearby homes.
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[VO-NAT :30]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Yesterday;]

State police say they pulled over Barney B. Cawthorne for an expired registration yesterday. But once the 38-year old stopped his car police noticed several containers of chemicals inside. A police spokesman wouldn't identify the chemicals but says they were of the type associated with making methamphetamine, also known as "crank".
Nearby residents were kept from their homes for several hours as a D-E-A team removed the chemicals and a state police bomb technician and robot detonated a suspicious-looking item taken from the car.
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[Hatcheries]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-06 1:09:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Angling for that trophy trout? Well, once again you can get a look at next year's prize catch today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.;]

For the first time in nearly two years, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has opened its 5 trout hatcheries to the public. In 2002 budget cuts closed the facilities, and about 100 part-time workers were let go. Now the hatcheries are open 7 days a week through October.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I grew up fishing...]

((GEORGE DUCKWALL/COLDWATER HATCHERIES MANAGER; I GREW UP FISHING WITH MY FATHER, AND BEING CARRIED ACROSS STREAMS ON HIS BACK IN THE 1950'S, AND I JUST HOPE THAT THE FUTURE GENERATIONS CAN HAVE THE SAME OPPORTUNITY, AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO PROVIDE HERE, OPPORTUNITIES FOR GENERATIONS OF ANGLERS TO COME.))
[SUPER=01-George Duckwall/VDGIF Coldwater Hatcheries Manager;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=for generations of anglers to come.]
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[VO-NAT]

The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries operates trout hatcheries in Craig, Bath, Smyth, Nelson, and Wythe Counties. For now, there is no charge to visit, but in the near future, there will be a small fee.
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[TAKE WDBJ7.COM FS] For more information about the state's trout stocking program, or directions to one of the hatcheries, go to WDBJ-dot-com and click on "Websites in the News."
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=V10]


Words from the Avalanche on the team's strengths this season, Jon Wood talks about the Motor Mile Speedway changes, the Dazzle wins tonight and makes the playoffs
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[VO-NAT]


and the Express wins tonight and the team stays alive in the playoffs.
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[S-Salem]


[ANCHOR=Sreve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=kco]
[TAPE#=SP-165 1:38:54]
[GRAPHIC=10th anniversary Avalanche]
[ENG#=1]


The Salem Avalanche starts it's season tonight against the Potomac Cannons. The Avs finished 73 and 65 last season.


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


Salem's manager and the players say a mix of youth and experience will be the key this season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Chris Sampson/Avalanche Starter Tonight; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=........i'm really looking forward to it. It's really exciting."]
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[S-Cats]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=kco]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=HILLCATS]


The Lynchburg Hillcats begin their 10th season tonight at City Stadium. The game starts at 7:05 against the Frederick Keys. The Hillcats finished second in the Carolina League last season.

[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-168 38:09]
[GRAPHIC=echl playoffs]
[ENG#=2]


The Express faces ECHL Kelly Cup playoff elimination tonight on the Florida Everblades home ice.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Former Roanoke defenseman Tim O'Connell, who was traded to the Everblades back in the middle of February tries to forget about friendships when the puck drops.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Tim O'Connell/Florida Everblades Defenseman; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=......for good fun"]
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[S-NBDL]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-162 TC15420]
[GRAPHIC=Dazzle]
[ENG#=3]

Tonight at the Civic Center, the Dazzle squares off with Fayetteville. Roanoke won 5 of the 8 meetings with the Patriots this season and is in the playoffs with a win.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Kent Davison/Dazzle Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=shots will start falling in."]
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[S-Masters]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-171 35:26]
[GRAPHIC=]



[ENG#=4]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Augusta, GA/USA; :]


The second round of the Masters would feature two men with a combined 94 masters between them. Arnold Palmer was playing in his 50th and final Masters.
Jack Nicklaus was playing in his 44th Masters and finished with a 75 today. Justin Rose is your second round leader, he is a total of 6 under.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-163 TC14834]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]
[ENG#=1]


The Virginia Tech Hokies have reached the halfway point of spring practice. Frank Beamer and company will hold their third scrimmage tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


That will provide the coaching staff another chance to evaluate a new look defense which includes a switch to the more traditional 4-3 scheme. So far, the change has gotten the thumbs up from the players.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Eric Green/Hokies Cornerback; :00]
[RUNS=:32]
[OUT Q=I think we'll be pretty good."]
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[S-Wood]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-169 5241tc]
[GRAPHIC=Motor Mile Speedway]
[ENG#=2]


The Motor Mile Speedway is gearing up for its second Saturday night of short track racing tomorrow night with the Pepsi 100. In addition to the late model stock cars, the 50 lap late model stock truck race gets a boost. Jon Wood will race.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I KIND OF FEEL....]
[SUPER=01-Jon Wood/Will Race at the Motor Mile Saturday; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=...SEEING WHAT HAPPENS."]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/1999; :00]

Wood will drive Tony Rogers truck based out of Botetourt Co. tomorrow night.
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[VO-NAT]




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