[News-Heads]

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A crash at the 81-77 interchange tonight.
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[VO-NAT]


Just what was Laci Peterson doing in the hours before she vanished? Testimony from court.
A child faints at the national spelling bee- and then gets up and keeps on spelling. And a Local man wins a new truck- in Virginia's lottery.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[VO-NAT]


Virginia leads the nation in using DNA to solve crimes.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=All you have]

((ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LEAVE JUST A LITTLE SPECK OF BLOOD, OR A LITTLE SALIVA ON A CUP OR A HAIR OR A FINGERNAIL AND YOU'VE BEEN HAD.))
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=you've been had]
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[VO-NAT]


It has helped solve hundreds of murders, rapes and arsons.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]



[DNA-Databank]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Two-thousand and counting....
That is the number of cold hits the state's D-N-A databank has now scored.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


A hit occurs when D-N-A recovered from a crime scene is matched to a person in the databank.
Virginia requires all convicted felons to provide a D-N-A sample.
Starting last year, everyone arrested for a violent felony must also give a sample.
Law enforcement officials say Virginia's aggressive use of D-N-A technology gives the state an advantage.
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[SOT 1:53:59]
[IN Q=WE'VE BEEN AT IT FOR FIFTEEN YEARS]

((DR. PAUL FERRARA/VIRGINIA DIVISION OF FORENSIC SCIENCE: WE'VE BEEN AT IT FOR FIFTEEN YEARS AND OTHER STATES ARE JUST GETTING STARTED AS A RESULT OF THAT NOW WE HAVE ACHIEVED OVER 2000 COLD HITS AND HELPED THE POLICE INVESTIGATE AND/OR SOLVE HUNDREDS OF RAPES, MURDERS, PROPERTY CRIMES.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Paul Ferrara/Virginia Div. of Forensic Science]
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[OUT Q=HUNDREDS OF RAPES, MURDERS, PROPERTY CRIMES.]
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[VO-NAT]


The databank now holds over 200-thousand D-N-A profiles.
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[Danville-Reward]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Three months after a Danville woman was gunned down outside a liquor store, the reward for information in the case continues to grow.
34-year-old Annie Delores Howerton was shot several times as she left her work place on Union Street.
Friends, family and concerned citizens have contributed about 7- thousand dollars in reward money in hopes of finding the person or persons responsible.
That's in addition to the 1-thousand dollars Crimestoppers is offering.

[Interstate-Ax]


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Two people were injured this evening in a single vehicle accident on Interstate 77.
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[TAKE MAP FULL] The accident occurred at exit 31 as I-77 merges with I-81. Police say the driver lost control and flipped the car several times. The driver was taken to Wythe Memorial Hospital and a passenger was flown to Bristol.
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[Holiday-Accidents]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
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There's good news and bad news about accidents over the Memorial Day weekend.
State police say fewer people died-- 10 this year, down from 13 the year before.
But of the nine victims required to wear safety belts, only two were buckled up at the time of the crash.
Troopers also wrote more than 75-hundred speeding tickets.

[Tenet]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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[GRAPHIC=George Tenet]
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A suprise move from CIA Director George Tenet who today announced he's resigning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


After running the CIA for seven years- under both Bill Clinton and George Bush, Tenet is stepping down- calling it a personal decision.
He says he wants to spend more time with his family.
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[SOT 1:38 ]

((GEORGE TENET/CIA DIRECTOR; I DID NOT MAKE THIS DECISION QUICKLY OR EASILY.))
[SUPER=01-George Tenet/CIA Director;]
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[OUT Q=or easily.]
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[VO-NAT]


Tenet praised President Bush saying he's always been committed to U-S intelligence.
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[SOT 2:22]
[IN Q=]

((ON ENTERING OFFICE HE IMMEDIATELY RECOGNIZED THE IMPORTANCE OF REBUILDING OUR INTELLIGENCE CAPABILITIES. HE SPENT TIME WITH US ALMOST EVERYDAY))
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[OUT Q=almost everyday.]
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[VO-NAT]


Tenet was und growing criticism for failing to prevent the 9-11 attacks and for faulty pre-war intelligence in Iraq about weapons of mass destruction.
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[Talent=Jean]
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Tenet's deputy will move up to acting director until a successor is named

[OPEC]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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[GRAPHIC=Gas Prices]
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High gas prices are costing Americans- Now OPEC is pledging to raise oil production beginning July 1st.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=03-Beirut, Lebanon;]


OPEC agreed to produce two million more barrels of oil a day-
If even more is necessary, they'll raise production by a half million barrels in August.
Experts though say don't expect a drop at the pump anytime soon.
Analysts say more demand for gas during the summer - and other factors like refinery constraints will continue to affect prices.
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[Obesity]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The battle on Capitol Hill today was not over budgets and politics, but over fat.
The battle of the bulge is now such an epidemic, even Congress is trying to fix it.
Elizabeth Sanchez reports.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Williams/Consumer; :07]
[SUPER=01-Lynn Swann/President's Council In Physical Fitness; :35]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Sanchez/CBS News; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Henry Waxman/(D) California; 1:24]
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[OUT Q=CBS News Dallas.]

((It's a weighty issue in America .Obesity among adults and children. Jerry Williams, consumer I could care less what I weigh. I just don't want to appear overweight and want to be able to work.
64% of American adults were considered overweight or obese.
Lawmakers on capital hill are trying to figure out what can be done to fight whats being called an epidemic. Obesity will surpass smoking as the leading avoidable cause of death among Americans. And the health experts say its about balancing activity and caloric intake. Lynn Swann, Presidents council on Physical fitness and sports The key word when we look at obesity related illnesses and diseases is "preventable" and theyre preventable through activity. More Americans are walking these days. Even fast food chains are getting the message. McDonalds is offering pedometers with healthier meal choices. But at the same time theyre also encouraging customers to buy a high calorie sandwich. They've launched Big Mac Tracks.buy a big mac and get a free download of your favorite song. ELIZABETH SANCHEZ/CBS NEWS: Its a topic many are talking about. Its on the front of Time Magazine. Two of the top five bestsellers this week are weight loss books. The Atkins diet has also made the top list several weeks in a row. Broderick Taylor, consumer "The biggest problem is there's so many foods out there that you want to eat. You just want to eat everything and try everything." Rep. Henry Waxman (D) California: Ultimately, decisions are up to individuals and communities but lets get as much correct information to people as possible. The FDA is getting restaurants to provide nutritional information on menus and asking food manufacturers to make labels more consumer friendly. Lawmakers will put a report together, hoping to solve a big problem before flab wins the fight. . WOMAN: I have no willpower when it comes to food. And in the end....will power may be the only magic ingredient...to stop the scales from tipping over. . Elizabeth Sanchez, CBS news, Dallas.))

[Drug-Cards]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Local pharmacies say few if any seniors are taking advantage of Medicare's new drug discount card program.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The cards are expected to save seniors anywhere from 10 to 25 percent on their medications. But less than a fifth of those who are eligible have signed up.
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[SOT2:45:39]
[IN Q=We're just getting e-mails from different Medicare]

((SHANNON ABELL/LOA AREA AGENCY ON AGING; WE'RE JUST GETTING E-MAILS FROM DIFFERENT MEDICARE RIGHTS ORG. AND THEY'RE SAYING SENIORS ARE DISGRUNTLED WITH CARD BECAUSE IT'S DIFFICULT TO REACH MEDICARE AND IT'S TOO DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND AMONG 30 PLANS WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE))
[SUPER=01-Shannon Abell/LOA Area Agency on Aging]
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[OUT Q=which one to choose]
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[VO-NAT]


But one local pharmacist believes seniors aren't enrolling because the prescription savings is not worth the 30 dollar enrollment fee, and sometimes the medications are cheaper without a card.
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[SOT 2:58:07]
[IN Q=Once you read the fine print]

((GUS MOYSAKIS/PHARMACIST; ONCE YOU READ THE FINE PRINT. YOU REALIZE THAT THERE IS NO ADVANTAGE TO THE CARD OTHER THAN 600- TRANSITIONARY ADVANTAGE THAT THE GOVT. RENDERS TO THOSE PEOPLE THAT MAKE 12-THOUSAND OR BELOW OR 16-THOUSAND DOLLARS AND BELOW IF THEY ARE MARRIED ))
[SUPER=01-Gus Moysakis/Pharmacist]
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[OUT Q=they are married]
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[VO-NAT]


The drug discount cards took effect on Tuesdsay. They are supposed to be a temporary fix until the government develops its drug benefit plan.
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[Lotto-Truck]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-13 TC1:11:27]
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April showers brought a new Ford pickup for a Lynchburg man.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk;]

Andrew Viar Senior is the fifth winner of the Virginia Lottery's "Tough Trucks, Big Bucks" game. The retired welder picked up his new custom- built Ford- pickup at the end of the company's assembly line in Norfolk today.
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[SOT 12:19:26]
[IN Q=I think it's a blessing]

((ANDREW VIAR SR./VIRGINIA LOTTERY WINNER: I THINK IT'S A BLESSING, THEY SAY IT'S A LOT OF LUCK, BUT I DON'T KNOW. I SAY IT'S MORE OF A BLESSING. FOR FIFTEEN BUCKS YOU CAN'T BEAT IT. LAUGHTER))
[SUPER=01-Andrew Viar, Sr./Virginia Lottery Winner;]
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[OUT Q=beat it. LAUGHTER]
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[VO-NAT]

Viar says he was mowing his lawn one day in April when rain forced him to stop. That's when he went down to "Miles Market" on Campbell Highway and bought the winning ticket. Lottery officials say there is one more winning- truck- ticket floating around. The game has the potential to generate more than 2- million dollars for Virginia schools.
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[Tease1]
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It's not a secret anymore, but part of the Greenbrier will again be off limits.
FInd out why when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus he was just trying to help his fellow veterans.
Still ahead, this former soldier talks about the day his donations were robbed.
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[Sports-preview]


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[IN Q=HEY FOLKS...]
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[OUT Q=...THE BIG 7."]
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(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the regional playoff action heats back up tonight on the Lacrosse field and the softball diamonds. Highlights from the Northwest region and Region C. Plus, Jennifer is done in Paris, Vinny has new life in Dallas, and game five of the Cup finals - tonight on the Big 7.))[Vet-Robbery]

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A local veteran is speaking out about a memorial day weekend robbery.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

Tony Conner was outside the Christiansburg Walmart with his dog Dan last Saturday when a man walked up to him and grabbed his donation bucket. Conner is in a wheelchair and was raising money for a local disabled American Vets chapter.
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[SOT:2:34:00 ]
[IN Q=He came]

((TONY CONNER: HE CAME UP FROM MY RIGHT SHOULDER AND REACHED OVER LIKE HE WAS GOING TO PUT A DONATION IN THE BUCKET AND JUST SWEPT AND GRABBED THE CORNER OF THE BUCKET LIKE THIS TUCKED IT IN LIKE A FOOTBALL.))
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[OUT Q=like a football.]
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[VO-NAT]

Police have arrested 26 year old Joshua Via and his wife, 19 year old Krishna Via after a citizen on the scene got a license plate number. They're charged with robbery and hit and run. The Via's are being held at the Montgomery County Jail.
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[Flint-ruling]


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Dr. Richard Flint has accepted the fine and punishment of the state veterinary board.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 4]

Four months ago a committee concluded Flint "practiced veterinary medicine so as to endanger the health and welfare of his patients." The Committee proposed a fine of 10-thousand dollars and a four-month suspension of Flint's license. He had two weeks to decide whether to appeal. He chose not to fight it, and last week the Board accepted that decision.
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]

The case stemmed from the death of a dog at Noah's Ark Animal Complex while Dr. Flint was pre-occupied with a photo shoot of the clinic. That case was one of nine instances where Flint was found to have violated state laws and regulations.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]

The consent order allows Flint to keep his practice open by having another veterinarian run it while Flint's license is under suspension.

[Peterson]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Laci Peterson's last hours before she vanished were the topic in court today-
As Manuel Gallegus reports the people who last saw Laci took the stand-
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Redwood City, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dean Johnson/Former Homicide Prosecutor; :48]
[SUPER=@Gallegus1; 1:20]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Redwood City.]

((Heading into the courthouse to testify in the Scott Peterson murder trial, Amy Rocha, Laci Peterson's sister. Rocha testified that she gave scott a haircut the day before Laci disappeared and said Scott and Laci seemed fine- nothing out of the ordinary. But Scott did promise to pick up a package for Amy on Christmas Eve. He told her he would be golfing nearbybut he never picked up the packageand made a last minute trip to go fishing in the San Francisco Bay where the bodies of Laci and her baby were found. TESTIFYING ALL DAY WERE THE LAST PEOPLE TO SEE LACI PETERSON ALIVE ON DECEMBER 23RD. A CLERK FROM TRADER JOES TESTIFIED laci BOUGHT GROCERIES THAT DAY A SPA OWNER TOLD JURORS WHAT LACI WAS WEARINGAND A MANICURIST REMEMBERED HOW LACI WAS TIRED, AND WASNT HERSELF THAT DAY. NOTHING EARTH SHATTERING, BUT PROSECUTORS ARE TRYING TO ESTABLISH A TIMELINE, AND BASIC FACTS WITH THE JURY. Dean Johnson/Former Homicide Prosecutor: Circumstantial evidence cases by definition are a matter of interpretation. And they need to start telling the jury not only what that evidence is, but what that evidence means. PROSECUTORS CONTEND PETERSON KILLED LACI SOMETIME ON THE 23RD OR 24TH THEY SAY HIS MOTIVE WAS THAT HE DIDNT WANT TO BE A FATHER AND WANTED TO BE WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND AMBER FREY.. THE CASE IS BUILT ON CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE. BUT PETERSONS DEFENSE ATTORNEY MARK GARAGOS TRIED TO CAPITALIZE ON THE FACT THAT AFTER EXTENSIVE SEARCHING DETECTIVES HAVE COME UP WITH NOTHING, NADA, ZIP. MANUEL GALLEGUS/CBS NEWS: ITS LITTLE CATCH PHRASES LIKE THAT ONE THAT MAY RESONATE WITH THE 6 MAN 6 WOMAN JURY. EACH DAY LACIS MOTHER SHARON AND STEPFATHER ARE IN COURTSHARON WILL LIKELY TESTIFY THAT SHE THOUGHT IT WAS ODD WAS WHEN EARLY ON SCOTT TOLD HER LACI WAS MISSING. LACIS PARENTS NEVER TALK TO REPORTERS. BUT SCOTTS PARENTS DO DEFEND THEIR SON PETERSON FACES LIFE IN PRISON, OR THE DEATH PENATLY IF CONVICTED.. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS REDWOOD CITY.))

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Are we in for a wet weekend?
Robin has the forecast when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus this spelling bee is serious business. One contestant goes down, but not out.
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[Commercial]

[Greenbrier]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-10 TC1:53:50]
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[ENG#=1]

If you've been waiting to take the tour of the government's secret cold-war bunker at the Greenbrier Resort, time may be slipping away.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-White Sulphur Springs, WV;]

After July 28th, the resort will suspend all tours of the facility while renovations begin. The resort will be updating water and ventilation and air conditioning ducts, and tying the bunker's massive generators into the hotel's backup power system. The construction is expected to take a year to 18 months, and tours WILL resume after the work is done.
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[Spelling-Bee]


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Do you know how to spell "autochthonous" (aw-TAHK'-thuh-nuhs)?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/ESPN;]

14 year old David Tidmarsh does, and that's why he's the newest National Spelling Bee Champion. He earned the title today after beating 265 other spellers. Competition was intense this year, especially for one 13 year old who got lightheaded and collapsed onstage. He did manage to pull himself together and go on to take second place in the tournament.
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[IN Q=spells word]

((A-L-O-P-E-C-O-I-D. APPLAUSE))
[SUPER=01-Akshay Buddiga/Spelling Bee Contestant;]
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[OUT Q=applause]
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[VO-NAT]

The winner takes home 17 thousand dollars in cash and prizes.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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High school action tonight from regional lacrosse and softball. Plus, Game five of the Stanley Cup finals and a veteran NBa coach with local ties call it quits. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]

The Dallas Cowboys signed veteran quarterback Vinny Testverde to a contract this afternoon in Irving, Texas. The deal reunites the 40-year-old quarterback with Bill Parcells. The two spent two seasons together with the New York Jets, who released Testaverde earlier this week. Parcells has said that Quincy Carter will go to camp as the number-one quarterback, but adds that the best player will start.
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[go to scores] [GO TO SCORES]
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[S-Lax]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[GRAPHIC=AAA LACROSSE]
[ENG#=1]


Five years ago if someone mentioned that a high school lacrosse team from the Roanoke Valley could be competitive with one from Northern Virginia - they were obviously talking in their sleep. My how times have changed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/N. Stafford vs. Patrick Henry; :00]

After posting a victory over Stonewall Jackson of Manassas in the Northwest regional quarterfinals, Patrick Henry hosted North Stafford tonight at Victory Stadium in the semi-finals. The Patriots made their mark early as defenseman Austin Mundy sprints up field, draws the defense and dumps the pass to Guy Harbert who makes it look really easy. One to nothing PH. Then just a a minute and 11 seconds later, Louis Nottingham finds Brett Esworthy open in front of the net for the shot. It's now 2-to-nothing Patriots. Later, Matt Pero would prove that speed kills. The defender just can't hang, so he hung out to dry as the bullet finds a home on the high side to make it 3-to-nothing Patriots. Then watch Harbert comes from the backside and spin his way into the clear right in front of the crease and blast in another one of the Patriots.
[super=34-North Stafford/13/Patrick Henry/8;]

But it's not how you start but how you finish and PH gets outscored 12 to 4 the rest of the way and loses to North Stafford 13-to-8 in the regional semi-finals.
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[S-James]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-174 TC3410]
[GRAPHIC=VHSL Region C Softball]
[ENG#=2]


The Region C Softball Semifinals took center stage at Green Hill Park, as the James River Knights tried to reach the regional finals for the third straight year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Northwood vs. James River; :00]


John Shotwell's crew got on the board early against Northwood.
Megan Funk rips a base hit thru the right side of the infield good for two RBI's as James River led it 2-zip after an inning.
Angela Tincher had her A-game today pitching a one hit shutout, stifling the Panthers most of the afternoon.
Funk added some insurance as she puts the ball in play to second, allowing Jennifer Windsor to cross the dish.
[SUPER=34-Northwood/0/James River/3/;]

James River went on to win it 3-nothing advancing to the regional final tomorrow at 3.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[S-Galax]


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[ENG#=3]

[WIPE to ENG!!]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./PH-Glade Spring vs. Galax; :00]


The Knights will get PH Glade Spring in the final.
The Rebels can thank Duwanna Poore in large part for their semifinal win over Galax. Poore threw a no-hit shutout as PH improved to 25 and 1.
Danielle Hounshell did some heavy lifting as well.
[SUPER=34-PH-Glade Spring/7/Galax/0/;]

She cranked a two run homer over the left field fence. PH Glade Spring blanked the Maroon Tide 7 to nothing.
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[S-VHSL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-177 3028TC]
[GRAPHIC=REGION 3 SOFTBALL]

The region Three softball final featuring Rustburg and Jefferson Forest will be played tomorrow at 3pm at Heritage high school - in order to avoid a conflict with Rustburg's graduation tomorrow night.
[GRAPHIC=REGION THREE BASEBALL]

The Region Three baseball title will be settled tomorrow night at seven at Kiwanis field in Salem as Cave Spring takes on William Byrd.
[GRAPHIC=REGION THREE TENNIS]

Earlier today, the Hidden Valley boys and girls tennis teams captured Region Three titles and advanced to next week's state competition. However, they already have a conflict - their opening matches are scheduled for the same time as graduation.
[GRAPHIC=REGION C SOCCER]

In region C soccer tonight - Radford beat James River 6-to-1, while Galax stopped George Wythe 4-to-2. Their title game is Saturday morning.

[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=JOHN WETZEL]


On the NBA front - Sacramento Kings assistant coach John Wetzel is retiring from the league after 25 years of service. Wetzel is a native of Augusta County, who graduated from Wilson Memorial in 1962. He later went on to star at Tech where he led the Hokies to their first postseason tournament appearance in 1966. He was drafted by the Lakers and played 7 seasons in the NBA, before coaching 25 more including two as a head coach in Phoenix.

[S-French]


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[WRITER=mst]
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[GRAPHIC=french open]
[ENG#=1]

The last American standing women at the French Open was sent home today in the semi-finals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Paris, France/ESPN; :00]

Jennifer Capriati, who earlier this week ousted Serena Williams, was KOed herself today. The French Open champ in 2001 champion lost to Anastasia Myskina (MYUH'-skee-nah) 6-2, 6-2, setting the stage for an all-Russian final at Roland Garros. Myskina will face Elena Dementieva, who beat Paola Suarez today 6-love, 7-5. The women's final is Saturday morning.
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[S-Labonte]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[WRITER=twe]
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[ENG#=2]


The Nextel Cup Series is in Dover this weekend in the MBNA 400, A Salute to Heroes.
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[SUPER=04-NASCAR; :00]


As part of that tribute, Bobby Labonte's Chevy will sport a commemorative D-Day paint scheme on the anniversary of the Normandy invasion.
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[SUPER=01-Bobby Labonte/Sixth in Nextel Cup Points; :04]
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[OUT Q=gonna be special."]
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[Cicadas]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=dgr]
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[ENG#=1]


Brood X has emerged after 17 years in hibernation. Although cicadas are relatively harmless -- they can become marketing tools.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Frederick, MD;]

The Frederick Keys baseball team is using the buzzing bug as a way to get people out to the ballpark. By giving away cicada net masks, gloves and earplugs, organizers are hoping more spectators will come to games. It turns out the Keys' stadium is a cicada free zone -- it was built 16 years ago, one year after the latest brood made its last appearance -- so in another 17 years the fans may actually need some of those free gifts. (------------)