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Coming up on News 7-
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Severe weather temporarily shut down Roanoke Regional Airport. A bomb set off during a parade in Chechnya kills the president and several others. A legendary comedian dies And a legendary rocker is officially a doctor.
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Plus will the thunderstorms continue? News 7 is next.

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Scattered thunderstorms were heavy in some places, bringing high winds, and briefly knocking out air travel in Roanoke.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[Rke-Airport]


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Lightning briefly knocked out flights in and out of Roanoke's airport this evening.
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Airport officials say that several lightning strikes knocked out the runway lights shortly before 9 o'clock, and lasted for about an hour. And the disruption is expected to affect travel throughout the night. Anyone with questions about a specific flight are being asked to call their airline, and not the airport offices.
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[Plane-Crash]


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[***ANCHOR TAG***]
Air Force investigators continue their search for parts of a fighter jet that crashed in Franklin County last week. As Jennifer Wishon reports, they're making progress, but it could be more than a month before they figure out why the plane went down.
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((JEFF JONES: WE HAVE SECURITY FORCES THAT ARE KIND OF PROTECTING THE SCENE AROUND.))
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This quiet Franklin County farm is now the staging area of a military investigation. The property is taped off and under guard while nearly 60 men and women from the Air Force find and secure pieces of the F-15 Strike Eagle that went down on Thursday.
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[SOT 16:47:40]
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((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: THE BIGGEST FIND FOR INVESTIGATORS OVER THE WEEKEND WAS THE JET'S CANOPY AND EJECTION SEATS FOUND ON PRIVATE PROPERTY ABOUT HALF A MILE AWAY. INVESTIGATORS ARE PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION TO WHERE THESE PIECES ARE BEING FOUND TO HELP THEM BETTER UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHAT WENT WRONG.))
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((JEFF JONES: THEY TAKE THOSE PIECES ALONG WITH A LOT OF OTHER INFORMATION TO KIND OF GIVE THEM THE BIG PICTURE TO MAKE SURE THEY THOROUGHLY RESEARCH AND FIND OUT WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED.))
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The two pilots flying the jet ejected to safety. They've returned to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina where they're being interviewed about the crash.

The pilots of a second jet who were flying with them are also playing a crucial role in the investigation.
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((JEFF JONES: THEY ACTUALLY HAVE SYSTEMS ON BOARD THAT ACTUALLY COLLECT INFORMATION THAT THEY CAN KIND OF POINT WHAT CERTAIN PIECES ARE OF INFORMATION IN TERMS OF WHERE THE PLANE WAS, WHAT THEY SAW AND SO THEY INTERVIEW THE PILOTS AND THEN TAKE SOME OF THE INFORMATION FROM THE SYSTEMS ON BOARD.))
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[INSERT FILE VIDEO HERE] The investigation has gone much smoother thanks to local first- responders who found and treated the ejected pilots and also secured the scene of the crash. [COVER BITE WITH FILE]
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[IN Q=The local people were]

((JEFF JONES: THE LOCAL PEOPLE WERE INVALUABLE FROM THE LOCAL SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT TO THE STATE POLICE TO ALL THE LAW ENFORCEMENT FOLKS - THEY WERE PHENOMENAL. THEY SECURED THE SCENE TO US AND TURNED IT OVER TO US [END COVER HERE] SO WE DEFINITELY THANK THEM FOR COMING OUT AND DOING THAT FOR US.))
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After all the information is collected an Air Force Mishap Investigation Board will take over. They'll put the pieces back together and try to determine a cause in hopes of preventing any additional crashes in the future. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Franklin County.))
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[TAKE SEYMOUR JOHNSON AFB PHONE FS] If you find debris from the jet the Air Force asks that you NOT touch it. Instead you're asked to call Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. During business hours call 919-722-0027, or after hours call 919-722-0000
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[Hylton]


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A year ago today, a Christiansburg police officer was killed in the line of duty.
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43-year-old Officer Scott Hylton was responding to a shoplifting call, when he was shot and killed outside a gas station. [TAKE PICTURE] This afternoon, Hylton's family and former colleagues attended a memorial in his honor at the Topeco Church of the Brethren in Floyd.
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Hylton's name was recently added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in D-C. Several members of the Christiansburg Police Department will be heading to the nation's capital this week in honor of National Police Officers Week.

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Thousands of folks braved the *threat of severe weather* to attend a free concert in the New River Valley.
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[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]

Shelor once again held its free concert, this time at the Motor Mile Speedway in Pulaski County. Fans started lining up to get the choice seats *hours* before the event. The concert was headlined by such singers as Aaron Tippin, and Tracy Lawrence. The event was billed as a customer appreciation concert, but all were welcome.
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[Event-Zone]


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Event planners in the Star City now only have ONE stop to make when planning their festivities.
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A year ago this week, Festival in the Park and the city's Special Events Committee merged to become Event Zone.
The organization now handles eleven events including Festival in the Park, the St. Patty's Day parade, and the Blue Ridge Blues and Jazz Festival.
The goal of Event Zone is to bring many different events under one umbrella and make things easier for everyone involved.
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((STU ISRAEL/EVENT ZONE DIRECTOR: PEOPLE COME TO US. THEY NO LONGER HAVE TO RUN AROUND TO EVERY DEPARTMENT IN THE CITY TO GET THEM TO SIGN OFF ON THEIR PERMITS. THEY BRING IT TO US AND WE FACILITATE THE WHOLE PROCESS AND IT HAS MADE IT A LOT EASIER ON THE CITY AS WELL AS A LOT EASIER ON THOSE DOING THE EVENTS.))
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Since its formation, Event Zone has created two new events including Midnight on the Market which takes place on New Years Eve.
Also this year, local colors has been expanded to two days and that takes place May 15 and 16th.
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Still ahead on the newscast, a former republican first lady breaks ranks and asks President Bush to relax the regulations on stem-cell research.
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and also, comedy great Alan King dies at the age of 76.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, Shaq and the Lakers get back in the game with the Spurs. Sindelar wins in Charlotte, and Gordon has a full head of steam heading to Richmond. Plus, Roanoke comes up short on the softball diamond, and Bruce Mahan is still having an impact at Hidden Valley. All that and m

ore on the way in sports.))[Reagan-Stemcells]


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Former first lady Nancy Reagan was honored this weekend at a star-studded gala to benefit controversial stem-cell research.
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Reagan says she continues to support research on human embryonic stem cells because she believes it will lead to cures for illnesses such as Alzheimer's, the disease former president Ronald Reagan is suffering from.
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((SCIENCE HAS PRESENTED US WITH A HOPE NAMED STEM CELL RESEARCH; WHICH MAY PROVIDE OUR SCIENTISTS WITH MANY ANSWERS THAT FOR SO LONG HAS BEEN BEYOND OUR GRASP. I JUST DON'T SEE HOW WE CAN TURN OUR BACK ON THIS; THERE ARE SO MANY DISEASES THAT CAN BE CURED OR AT LEAST HELPED. WE LOST SO MUCH TIME ALREADY AND I JUST CANNOT BEAR TO WAIT ANY MORE))
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Such research is generally opposed by political conservatives and many anti-abortion groups because it involves the destruction of days-old human embryos. President Bush signed an executive order in 2001 limiting research to existing embryonic stem cell lines.
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[Iraq-Rumsfeld]


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The chorus of Americans demanding Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to resign is growing. An article set to run in several military newspapers say Rumsfeld has committed a "failure that amounts to professional negligence." Joie Chen has more on the Iraqi abuse fallout.
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(( IF THIS PICTURE OF AN IRAQI PRISONER BEING MENACED BY SNARLING DOGS WAS THE LAST EVIDENCE OF ABUSE BY U-S FORCES... IT WOULD BE DISTURBING ENOUGH. BUT THERE IS MORE.
(SEN JOHN WARNER/R-VA/STAKEOUT)


51:04 We will be receiving this week in the Congress the complete files of those pictures coming up from the Pentagon.
THE PHOTO IN 'THE NEW YORKER' ACCOMPANIES AN ARTICLE WHICH DEPICTS GRAPHIC VIOLENCE AGAINST IRAQI CIVILIANS AND SAYS THE NEW PHOTOS WILL SHOW PRISONERS BEING SODOMIZED... AND A FEMALE ETAINEE BEING RAPED. SOME KEY REPUBLICANS CALLED ON THE PENTAGON TO RELEASE EVERYTHING IT HAS-- QUICKLY.
(SEN HAGEL/ FACE THE NATION) "it's devastating. get it out! get it out now! deal with it. deal with it swiftly, publ

icly and fairly.
(VO)(GRAPHIC) ADDING A POWERFUL VOICE TO THE CRITICS OF THE BUSH IRAQ POLICY...AN EDITORIAL TO APPEAR TOMORROW IN THE INFLUENTIAL ARMY TIMES...NAVY TIMES...AND MARINE TIMES... NEWSPAPERS WIDELY READ BY U.S. FORCES. ...ACCUSING DEFENSE SECRETARY RUMSFELD WITH QUOTE..."A FAILURE THAT AMOUNTS TO PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE" (GRAPHIC OUT)
PENTAGON OFFICIALS TODAY TOLD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THAT UNITS IN IRAQ WERE NOT GIVEN A LIST OF WHAT WAS PERMITTED DURING QUESTIONIG. IT WAS ASSUMED THEY'D FOLLOW THE GENEVA CONVENTIONS... BUT FROM THE PHOTOS... IT'S CLEAR SOME DID NOT. THE FINGER-POINTING IS MOVING UP THE CHAIN OF COMMAND... MAKING IT TOUGHER FOR THE PRESIDENT TO DEFEND HIS TOP MEN-- INCLUDING RUMSFELD.
(SEN LINDSAY GRAHAM/R-SC/STAKEOUT)


if it's a system failure that is so widespread, so many abuses, so much lack of control that you don't trust the people at the top to be able to fix it, then he'll have to resign.
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HOW STRONG IS THE SUPPORT FOR THE DEFENSE SECRETARY? THE PRESIDENT WASN'T SAYING ANYTHING TODAY..(DIZ STANDUP) . BUT TOMORROW IS GOING OVER TO THE PENTAGON TO MAKE WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE CALLS A "STATEMENT".... RAISING MORE SPECULATION ABOUT HOW FAR MRS. BUSH IS WILLING TO GO TO BACK HIS MAN. JC CBS NEWS THE WHITE HOUSE.))



[Chechen-Assasination]


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A bomb at a packed stadium killed Chechnya's president and at least 13 other people today.
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President Akhmad Kadyrov (KUH-dear-uf) was one of thousands watching a parade in Grozny when a powerful bomb went off under the stands, right below the spot where he and other V-I-Ps were sitting. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the blast, but suspicion is falling on the Chechen rebels, who oppose Russian control in Chechnya. KADYROV was hand-picked by Russia to "normalize" war torn Chechnya, which made him a target.
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[Million-Mom]


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Thousands of moms spent their Mother's Day marching on Washington.
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The annual Million Mom March only drew about 2-thousand people -- much smaller than the original four years ago. But the message was the same -- crack down on assault weapons. Activists called on congress to renew the assault weapons ban that expires in September, and they want to require background checks for all guns, and reinstate the five day waiting period on gun purchases. Gun control opponents held a counter demonstration nearby.
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[King-Obit]


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Legendary comedian Alan King, who parlayed a long career in nightclubs into Broadway and movie roles, has died.
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His son Robert says King died at a Manhattan hospital. King's assistant says the cause of death was lung cancer. Comedian Jerry Stiller, who knew King for more than 50 years, said King was ``in touch with what was happening with the world, which is what made him so funny.'' Stiller likened King to ``a Jewish Will Rogers.'' King was 76 years old.
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Still to come on the newscast, we'll introduce you to a woman who has helped raise hundreds of kids, but never had any children of her own...
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and also, he sang about rebellion in the classroom, but now you can call this rocker DOCTOR Cooper.
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[Zoo-Mothers]


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In honor of Mother's Day, Mill Mountain Zoo celebrated Moms of all breeds today.
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Mothers were admitted free with a paying child. Pat Brown and her family used to live in the area, but now live in North Carolina. Her mother's day gift was a trip back home to her favorite zoo.
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((PAT BROWN: MY HUSBAND AND I BEFORE WE HAD HER WE'D COME UP HERE EVERY SUNDAY AND VISIT AND DRINK OUR COFFEE AND JUST SIT AND RELAX. WE HAVE ZOOS IN NORTH CAROLINA, BUT NOTHING QUITE AS COMFORTABLE AND RELAXING AS IT IS HERE.))
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Her daughter Candice says she couldn't ask for a better mom.
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((CANDICE BROWN: SHE'S A WONDERFUL MOM AND SHE'S VERY KIND AND SWEET.))
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Brown says it's amazing to see how much animals like Ruby the Tiger have grown over the past few years. A number of zoo animals will also become moms this spring. Zoo Keepers say the Red Pandas were seen breeding, but they're not yet sure if the female is pregnant. Meanwhile the snow- leopard cubs turn one this month.
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[Foster-Mom]


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On this Mother's Day, one Texas mom is getting extra recognition for raising more than 200-children.
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Foster children, that is. Jan Clark fostered 222-children in the last 26-years. Clark was one of a dozen foster moms honored at a complimentary Mother's Day brunch today in Austin, Texas.
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((WELL, WHEN OUR CHILDREN WERE 4 AND 7 WE DECIDED WE WANTED TO BRING MORE CHILDREN INTO THE FAMILYAND WE THOUGHT FOSTER CARE WOULD BE THE WAY TO GO TO HELP OTHER CHILDREN.))
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Clark says being a foster parent is extremely rewarding, but the hardest part is letting the kids go.
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Coming up, the Lakers show some life in LA, Roanoke College sees its softball season end, and Jeff Gordon is rolling into Richmond, but first our extra point,
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In case you haven't see them yet, here's a look at Tech's new football unis that were unveiled Friday from Hokiesports.com. Defensive end Darryl Tapp is the model for the Nike duds. They do have the swoosh effect and in some ways resemble the duds worn by the Hokies arch rival Miami.
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[S-Lakers]


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The LA Lakers finally played like a championship contender today in the NBA Playoffs and jumped right back into the Western Conference semis with San Antonio.
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Trailing 2 games to none, LA held Tony Parker to just 8 points.
Shaq schooled Tim Duncan to the tune of 28 points, most from in close.
Kobe Bryant did
[SUPER=32-San Antonio/81/Los Angeles/105/;]

his thang getting 22 points to help the Lakers rip the Spurs 105 to 81. San Antone still leads the series 2-1.
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[S-Golf]


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Joey Sindelar was 14 years and 370 tournaments removed from his last victory on the PGA Tour. Today, Sindelar found the winner's circle again claiming the Wachovia Championship in the Queen City of Charlotte.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Wachovia Championship; :00]


Sindelar and Arron Oberholser went to a sudden death playoff tied at 11-under par.
Sindelar buried a short par putt on the second hole, while Oberholser bogeyed. It's Sindelar's first Tour win since 1990.
[SUPER=03-Williamsburg/ESPN; :]


And on the LPGA Tour, Se Ri Pak closed with a 6-under 65 to claim the Michelob Ultra Championship at Kingsmill. It's Pak's 22nd career victory.
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[S-Softball]


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Roanoke College fought to keep its softball season alive today at the Moyer Complex in the Division Three Atlantic Regional.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Emory vs. Roanoke; :00]


The Noke took out Emory in an elimination contest this morning.
[SUPER=34-Emory/0/Roanoke/1/;]

Mary Thomas came up with this base hit in the bottom of the 7th scoring Crystal Berry with the game's only run as Roanoke survived 1-nothing.
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The Maroons then came back this afternoon to face Muskingum, and for the second straight day, Roanoke fell to the Muskies, losing 5 to 1. Muskingum returns to Salem next Friday for the championship.

[S-Gordon]


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As many as 20 Nextel Cup teams are expected to test Monday and Tuesday at the Lowes Motor Speedway in Charlotte before heading to Richmond later this week. Jeff Gordon tested at RIR last week and then used this off weekend to gear up for a run at the points lead.
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With the season nearly a third of the way to the finish, Gordon says it's never too early to start thinking about points, under the new chase for the championship.
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[OUT Q=among everybody is so high."]
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[S-Stadium]


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The Hidden Valley soccer team is one of the top Double A squads in the state and the Titans are prepared to honor the man that started them on the road to success.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]

Just before Christmas last year, Titans' head coach Bruce Mahan (MAN) died of complications from a brain aneurysm. This coming Tuesday night - the two teams that Mahan coached in his high school career - Cave Spring and Hidden Valley - will gather at the Titans' soccer field and with the County's blessing - name the stadium in his honor before the start of the game.
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[OUT Q=...TO STEP INTO THAT."]
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[S-NHL]


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We finish up on the ice where the Calgary Flames have taken a 1-oh lead on San Jose in the Western Conference Finals after shocking the Sharks today in Northern California.
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[SUPER=03-San Jose, CA/ESPN; :00]


Miika Kiprusoff was a stone wall between the pipes for Calgary stopping a whopping 49 shots.
[SUPER=31-Calgary/4/San Jose/3/;]

Steve Montador picked up the winning tally in overtime as the Flames won it 4 to 3.
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[Alice-Cooper]


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Here's something you probably never thought you'd hear -- DOCTOR Alice Cooper.
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[SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ;]

That's right, the legendary rock star received an honorary doctoral degree from Grand Canyon University yesterday. Cooper has been a supporter of the Phoenix-based university for years. He received the honorary p-h-d in recognition for that support.
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((I'VE BEEN IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS FOR 40 YEARS AND YOU WOULD THINK THAT THAT WOULD MEAN THAT IT WOULD BE THE FOCAL POINT OF MY LIFE. IT'S SOMEWHERE DOWN THE LIST. OF COURSE MY PRIORITIES IN MY LIFE ARE SERVICE TO JESUS CHRIST AND TO GOD.))
[SUPER=01-Alice Cooper/Rock Musician;]
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[OUT Q=and to God]
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[VO-NAT]

Cooper says he was tempted to wear his trademark eye makeup for the ceremony, but decided against it.
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