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Coming up on News 7-
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[vo-nat]
A bear inside a local hospital. A News 7 crew is there. The latest coming up.
Roanoke School Safety- We've heard from the school. Now hear what a citizens group wants done.
And a fan goes for the ball and nearly crushes a four year old-
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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An emergency tonight at a local hospital as an unexpected visitor comes through.
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[SOT 18:49:08]
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((DAN THOMPSON: WE'VE HAD EVERYTHING HERE AT THE HOSPITAL BUT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME FOR A BEAR.))
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[Franklin-Bear]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
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[GRAPHIC=NEws 7 @ 11 ]
[ENG#=3]


Yes, you heard right, a black bear made a house call tonight.
It happened just after nine o'clock at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Rocky Mount. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod picks up the story from there. So Justin do we know how the bear got in?
Jean, get this the bear apparently walked right through the front door.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@Justin1;]


Several people actually witnessed it and after the initial shock wore off several people sprung into action.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount]


This was the scene shortly after ten this evening when authorities brought the bear out.
The incident began a hour earlier when the bear walked through an automatic door in front of the hospital.
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[SOT 18:48:43]
[IN Q=I came out of a]

((DAN THOMPSON/HOSPITAL SECURITY GUARD: I CAME OUT OF A THE OB CLINIC AND WAS WALKING DOWN THE HALLWAY AND THERE WAS A BIG BLACK BEAR COMING TOWARDS ME, PROBABLY TEN FEET AWAY FROM ME. HE TURNED WHEN INTO AN OFFICE ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE. I AM GLAD HE DID BUT I GOT ON THE RADIO AND CALLED FOR THE FRONT DESK TO CALL THE POLICE FOR ASSISTANCE BUT THERE WAS ALREADY A POLICE OFFICER ALREADY VISITING HIS SON.))
[SUPER=01-Dan Thompson/Hospital Security Guard]
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[OUT Q=visiting his son]
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[VO-NAT]


The officer then shut the door and waited for additional units to arrive.
Authorities then made the decision to shoot the bear rather than tranquilize it.
An officer shot it once with a rifle and then twice with a handgun.
Witnesses say the black bear was roughly six to eight feet tall and weighed anywhere between 150 to 200 pounds.
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


We should point out the bear never hurt anyone or even attempted to.
Hospital officials say the bear traveled about 50 yards through the hospital but was never near any patients.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Therefore Jean, parts of the hospital were secured but no one was evacuated.

[Amherst-Robbery]


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The woman suspected of last week's bank robbery has turned herself in.
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[VO-NAT]

Cynthia Leatrice Porter is being held without bond on robbery charges in the Amherst County jail.
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co./Friday]

Deputies say she held up the B-B-and-T in Madison Heights last Friday, claiming to have a gun and bombs. Porter surrendered to deputies about four this afternoon. She is from Florida, but authorities say she has family in the area.
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[RSVP-Coalition]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The school year is almost over but it will be a busy summer in the Roanoke school system.
Administrators will be taking up several issues that could lead to major changes, including an overhaul of the school resource program and revisions to the student handbook.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Administrators will have plenty of input thanks to the RSVP coalition.
They are a group of citizen's who formed to address safety problems in Roanoke schools.
The group has met a total of fourteen times and has come up with specific recommendations for changes to the student handbook.
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[SOT 8:51:14]
[IN Q=They would like to]

((ALICE HINCKER/RSVP COALITION CO-FOUNDER: THEY WOULD LIKE TO STUDENTS AND TEACHERS KNOW THAT IF YOU DO THIS THEN THIS WILL HAPPEN AND SMALL RANGE OF WHAT COULD HAPPEN IF YOU DO THIS. AND THE ANOTHER MOST IMPORANT THING WOULD BE TO SEE THE HANDBOOK CONSISTENTLY IMPLEMENTED.))
[SUPER=01-Alice Hincker/RSVP Coalition Co-Founder; :]
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[OUT Q=handbook consistently implemented]
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[VO-NAT]

[GRAPHIC]
Some of the recommendations include clear consquences for verbal abuse of staff.
They would also like to see options for teachers to remove disruptive students from the classroom.
The group also wants to see more parental involvement and have the dress code enforced.
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[XGR]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]
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A local museum is hoping area lawmakers and the governor find the right chemistry tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


The Science Museum of Western Virginia was slated to receive 200-thousand dollars under the state's new budget.
But Governor Warner amended the budget.
And Roanoke legislators are concerned that his changes threaten to strip those funds away.
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Griffith says the entire Roanoke delegation is working together to protect the Science Museum's money.
Lawmakers will vote on Governor Warner's budget amendments tomorrow during a special veto session in Richmond.
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[Majeed]


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A local man faces a life sentence after being found guilty today of murdering his landlord.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


24 year old Muhammed Majeed pled no contest this afternoon in court.
Prosecutors say Majeed shot and killed 42 year Christopher Hanes at the victim's Roanoke County home last July.
The defendant had rented property from Hanes and went to Hanes' house to get his security deposit.
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[IN Q=Mr. Majeed had]

((SGT. BRET ALTIMORE/ROANOKE CO. POLICE: MR. MAJEED STATED HE HAD JUST KILLED A MAN. HE IDENTIFIED IN THE CONVERSATION AS CHRIS HANES. MAJEED HAD STATED HE HAD SHOT HANES THREE OR FOUR TIMES AT LEAST ONE TIME IN THE HEAD. IN THE CONVERSATION MAJEED HAD STATED THAT HE, HANES, HAD OWED HIM MONEY.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Bret Altimore/Roanoke Co. Police Department; :]
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[OUT Q=owed him money]
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[VO-NAT]


Defense Attorneys point out Majeed did not flee the scene and he allowed Mrs. Hanes and her two children to leave the home.
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[SOT 4:03:00]
[IN Q=He's never been]

((DAVID LAWRENCE/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: HE'S NEVER BEEN IN TROUBLE AT ALL. THIS IS VERY UNUSUAL. HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND PEOPLE THAT WORKED WITH HIM HAVE TOLD US AND WILL TELL THE JUDGE AT THE SENTENCING HEARING THAT HE HAS BEEN IN THE PAST HAS BEEN A KIND AND VERY STRAIGHT FORWARD PERSON.))
[SUPER=01-David Lawrence/Defense Attorney; :]
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[OUT Q=STRAIGHT-FOWARD PERSON]
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[VO-NAT]


A judge will sentence Majeed next month- He faces life in prison.
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[Bryant]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The woman Zachary Bryant had been staying with in Roanoke was the one who identified him as a suspect in the vandalism of a historic church last January. Rebecca Manning had heard Bryant talking about knocking over pews and busting out windows. So she knew.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Today Bryant admitted to vandalizing Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, opening himself to a maximum sentence of as much as 25 years. Back in January, police had nothing to go on, until Manning provided the tip that led to Bryant's arrest. Though the suspect- -now 23- -denied it at first, Bryant's story began to unravel. Then he turned over his shoes, and they matched an imprint left in the chemical spray of a fire extinguisher.
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[SOT 21:20:45]
[IN Q=I seen that]

((I SEEN THAT, AND I SEEN THE PLATES. THERE WASN'T A PLACE IN THE CHURCH NOWHERE YOU COULD STEP WITHOUT HITTING GLASS... BOOKS TORE UP AND BIBLES, ALL THAT STUFF.))
[SUPER=01-Lelia Clayborne/Mt. Moriah Church Member]
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[OUT Q=Bibles, all that stuff.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=Legal Scales]

A second suspect, 35-year old Christopher Martin, has yet to be tried.

[Hostage]


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New threats tonight against an American being held in Saudi Arabia.
Suspected Al Qaeda terrorists are demanding Saudi authorities FREE other militants from jail by Friday, or the hostage, will die.
Aleen Sirgany reports.
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[SUPER=01-Paul Johnson, III/Johnson's Son; :53]
[SUPER=@Sirgany1; 1:08]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]

((AMERICAN HOSTAGE PAUL JOHNSON WAS SHOWN...ALIVE...ON AN ISLAMIC WEBSITE TUESDAY...THREE DAYS AFTER THE LOCKHEED MARTIN EMPLOYEE WAS KIDNAPPED IN SAUDI ARABIA. A GROUP BELIEVED TO BE AFFILIATED WITH AL-QAIDA IS THREATENING TO KILL THE 49 YEAR OLD NEW JERSEY MAN WITHIN 72 HOURS UNLESS JAILED MILITANTS ARE RELEASED. THE TAPE SHOWED A HOODED MAN READING A STATEMENT...THREATENING THAT UNLESS THEIR DEMANDS WERE MET, THE HOSTAGE WILL BE SACRIFICED. JOHNSON, WHO WORKS ON APACHE HELICOPTERS, WAS GRABBED OVER THE WEEKEND, THE FIRST WESTERNER TO BE KIDNAPPED IN THE WAVE OF MILITANT ATTACKS IN SAUDI ARABIA IN THE PAST YEAR. HIS KIDNAPPERS HAVE VOWED TO TREAT HIM THE SAME WAY IRAQI PRISONERS HAVE BEEN TREATED IN ABU GRAIIB PRISON. JOHNSON WAS SHOWN BLINDFOLDED ON THE WEBSITE. Johnson's son, Paul Johnson III: I hope he is handling it. My father is a very intelligent man and I hope he is handling it. SINCE SATURDAY SAUDI SECURITY FORCES HAVE ARRESTED SEVERAL SUSPECTED MILITANTS BUT HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO LOCATE JOHNSON.
ALEEN SIRGANY/CBS NEWS: SAUDI OFFICIALS SAID THEY WILL CONSULT WITH THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION ON HOW TO PROCEED...BUT LIKE THE U-S....SAUDI ARABIA HAS A STRICT POLICY OF NOT NEGOTIATING WITH TERRORISTS.))

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What could Roanoke's memorial to Martin Luther King look like?
We'll show you the latest design when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT 09.5]


And she anonymously donated a kidney three years ago.. Now she's won the lottery.. so does this woman believe in karma?
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((I THINK IF YOU DO GOOD THINGS FOR PEOPLE, GOOD THINGS WILL HAPPEN TO YOU AND THE PEOPLE YOU CARE ABOUT.))
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[OUT Q=YOU CARE ABOUT.]
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This Virginia Beach woman's story when we come back.
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[Sports-preview]


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[MLK-Bridge]

(MINI OPEN)



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A bridge in Roanoke may be what supporters of a memorial honoring a civil rights leader are looking for.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

An open house this afternoon showed off the latest plans to turn the old First Street Bridge into a memorial honoring Dr. Martin Luther King.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=So much taht he has]

((PERNELLER WILSON/MARTIN LUTHER KING COMMITTEE FOUNDER:SO MUCH THAT HE HAS DID AND DONE FOR THE PEOPLE ESPECIALLY THE PEOPLE IN ROANOKE, AND A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE WHAT TRUELY HE DID DO.))
[SUPER=01-Perneller Wilson/Martin Luther King Committe Founder]
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[OUT Q=realize what truely he did do.]
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[VO-NAT]

If approved, the old iron bridge will be replaced with steel, and divided between pedestrians and one way vehicle traffic. It will honor Dr. King through plaques, quotes, engravings, and a statue of the civil rights leader.
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[RBX]


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Some R-B-X retirees will soon lose their retirement benefits. They say they feel betrayed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape;]

In federal court Monday, a judge upheld R-B-X Corporation's motion to terminate all retiree benefits -- including health insurance and prescription cards. By doing that, the bankrupt company can use the money to pay off it debts.
[SUPER=03-Big Island;]

But, retiree John Key feels the company owes him for his 37-years of service.
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[SOT 2:57:52]
[IN Q=it's a hardship]

((JOHN KEY/LOSING RETIREMENT BENEFITS: IT'S A HARDSHIP ON EVERYBODY AND SHOULDN'T HAVE EVER HAPPENED, SHOULDN'T BE ALLOWED TO HAPPEN.))
[SUPER=01-John Key/Losing Retirement Benefits;]
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[OUT Q=allowed to happen]
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[VO-NAT]

Key retired from Rubatex in 1988 -- one of three R-B-X companies that announced earlier this year it was shutting down due to financial struggles. Under bankruptcy law, secured creditors are paid before UNSECURED creditors, such as retirees. R-B-X officials had no comment.
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[Orange-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jda]
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Witnesses say a motorcyclist doing tricks crashed into a truck in Roanoke. Both drivers were taken to the hospital after the fiery wreck.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The motorcycle was heading east on Orange Avenue.
Witnesses told investigators the motorcycle was speeding and "possibly doing a wheelie" before it collided with the pickup.
The driver of the motorcycle was thrown from the wreck. The bike burst into flames.
Both men were taken to the hospital, but their injuries did not appear life- threatening.
Police say charges are pending against the driver of the motorcycle.
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[Peterson]


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Police officers were suspicious of Scott Peterson from the first night of his wife Laci's disappearance, but a lack of testing done at the crime scene may lead to missed evidence.
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[VO-NAT]

One officer testified today that Peterson's alibi seemed suspicious, even though he produced a parking receipt to prove he was not at home when his wife disappeared .
Peterson was unable to answer some of the officers' questions and became agitated, throwing a flashlight and cursing.
Another officer said that a crumpled rug, a wet mop and a pile of dirty towels did not seem suspicious in an otherwise tidy house. The Peterson home was not immediately tested for blood and body fluids because the police technician didn't have the proper equipment to complete the tests. Peterson is charged with murdering his wife and unborn son.
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The weather's been a bit gloomy for the past few days. Will we see sunshine soon? Leo Hirsbrunner will have the forecast.
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[VO-NAT]

And fans everywhere cry foul when an over-zealous man stole a ball from a four year old Rangers fan. We'll more on that when News 7 returns.
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[Commercial]

[French-Fries]


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It doesn't look like a vegetable or taste like a vegetable, but french fries can be considered veggies, a judge ruled today.
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[VO-NAT]

A Federal Judge has affirmed a claim by the Department of Agriculture to classify batter-coated french fries as a fresh vegatable. Most other kinds of french fries had been on the fresh-vegetable list since 1996. However, the department of Agriculture maintains that the classification pertains only to commercial rules, NOT nutrition.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]

The legal claim was brought about when food distributors found that creditors who sold fresh vegetables must be paid in full, while other creditors might get partial payment. Despite today's ruling, nutritionally, french fries are still considered a processed food.


[Kidney-Donor]


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[WRITER=jja]
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[GRAPHIC=VA Lottery]
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A Virginia Beach woman was hailed as good Samaritan when she anonymously donated a kidney three years ago.
The woman is in the news again- this time as the 500 thousand dollar winner in a Virginia lottery scratch game.
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[SUPER=03-Hampton;]


Mitzi Nichols brings home 355 thousand dollars after taxes.. and she already has plans for some of the money.
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((I'M GONNA BUY A HOUSE. I'M GONNA BUY MY HUSBAND A TRUCK, MY DAUGHTER A CAR, THE MAN THAT HAS MY KIDNEY IS HAVING SOME CAR TROUBLE NOW SO I'M GONNA HELP HIM GET HIS CAR BACK ON THE ROAD.))
[SUPER=01-Mitzi Nichols/$500,000 Lottery Winner;]
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[OUT Q=back on the road.]
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Nichols also says she plans to put some money in the bank.
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[S-Extra]


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Avalanche/Myrtle Beach Pelicans highlights, the Pistons and Lakers game five and improvements unveiled at the Motor Mile Speedway but first our extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-French Open; :00]

Andre will be absent at Wimbledon this year. Former champ Andre Agassi has pulled out of this year's event with a hip injury. Agassi has struggled this year with a singles record of 14-and-7 without reaching a final. The third Grand Slam tennis event of the year begins next week.
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[S-NBA]


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It appears the Detroit Pistons will be the first team to hand Phil Jackson three straight playoff losses in his career. In game five of the NBA finals, up 3 games to 1, Detroit leads 94 to 68 with 6:00 left in the game. One of the many big stories for the Pistons has been the play of Ben Wallace. He entered the fourth and final quarter with 14 points and 13 rebounds. IF the Pistons win tonight, they capture the title for this fist time since 1990 and coach Larry Brown becomes the first coach in the history of the game to win an NBA title and an NCAA crown.

[S-Deng]


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Luol Deng is leaving Duke, but he may not leave the state North Carolina.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Durham, NC; :00]

Deng worked out for the expansion Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday, and coach and general manager Bernie Bickerstaff say they'll consider the 6-foot-8 forward with the Number Four pick in next week's N-B-A draft. Deng, who averaged 15 points and seven rebounds a game as a freshman in his only season at Duke. He has been criticized for a perceived lack of athleticism.
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[S-AVS]


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The Salem Avalanche opened a three game homestand against Myrtle Beach tonight at Salem Memorial Stadium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Pelicans vs. Avalanche; :00]


To the yard we go and a heart felt tradition...the dizzy bat race and this guys needs some help.
In the bottom of the first, the Avs get on the board when Adam Seuss connects on the base hit to left center and that is gonna plate two runs, Wade Robinson and Ryan Stegall come on down, 2-nothing Salem. The Pelicans answer back in the top of the second. Carlos Duran crushes a homer over the right field fence which [SUPER
=37-Myrtle Beach/6/Salem/7;]scores Wesley Timmons and Ben Thomas and Myrtle Beach takes a 3-2 lead.


Some defense here. Avs pitcher Jamie Merchant some how corrals the hard shot right back at him and gets the out, Salem gets the win 7-6.
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[S-MLB]


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ON to major league baseball and the braves and the Royals would do battle.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Royals vs. Braves; :00]

Atlanta scratched out a pair of runs in the eighth inning to beat Kansas City 3-to-2. Andruw Jones tied the game with an R-B-I single before scoring on Jason Grimsley's wild pitch. Jones also hit a run-scoring double in the first inning.

[SUPER=35-Atlanta/3/Kansas City/2;] Grimsley ruined a fine outing by Dennys Reyes, who gave up two runs and seven hits

in seven-plus innings. Atlanta's Chipper Jones was back at third base for the first time since the 2001 N-L-C-S. Jones went 1-for-4.
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[S-Majors]


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[ENG#=4]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Flushing, NY/MSG Network]

Lets check out the Mets and the Indians. Mike Piazza and Ty Wiggington had three hits apiece as the New York Mets dumpe
d Cleveland 7-to-2. Wigginton, Karim Garcia and Mike Cameron drove in two runs apiece, with Garcia hitting a [SUPER=35

-New York/7/Cleveland/2;]two-run homer as part of the Mets' 14-hit attack.
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[S-Motor]


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The Motor Mile Speedway will showcase another weekend of exciting racing this weekend. Mike Stevens says victory lane isn't the only place to be at the near half mile track.
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[SUPER=01-Larry Shelor/Motor Mile Speedway Owner; :17]
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[OUT Q=....NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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(( The signs of change of everywhere when you approach what was formerly known as the New River Valley Speedway. Since the Shelor Group took over the track and renamed it - it's decision makers have been non-stop in their efforts to retool it for the better. ((LARRY SHELOR:)) So far, Shelor and his partners have spent over $1 million dollars just in excavation and rock removal. And another $1 point 5 million has been spent on the spacious VIP suites that rival any in NASCAR racing. ((WATER NAT SOUND)) Leather couches, buffet lines and high back, reclining theater seats are now available for fans. In many ways it's no different than selling a customer that he or she needs a top of the line car. ((LARRY SHELOR:)) So far the truth has included $5 dollar tickets, a new competition garage for the competitors and inspectors, and continued work on what will eventually be a 55 foot wide concrete drag strip parallel with the back stretch of the track. ((LARRY SHELOR:)) Racing this Saturday night features action in 6 divisions including 200 laps of Late Model stock car racing. Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))

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Today marks the grand opening of the Victory Junction Gang Camp in Randleman, NC. The 75-acre camp will serve children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. The first campers are due Sunday. The camp was started by NASCAR racer Kyle Petty and his wife, Pattie, in honor of their son Adam, who was killed in a racing crash four years ago.
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A fan gets out of hand trying to get a foul ball- and nearly tramples a little boy.
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Four year old Nicholas O'Brien may never forget his first Texas Rangers game-
He was shoved into the spotlight by a husky fan chasing after a foul ball.
The man leaped over a row of seats nearly trampling Nicholas while diving to get the ball.
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((EDIE O'BRIEN.MOTHER: I WAS JUST SHOCKED THAT THIS MAN HAD JUMPED OVER ALL OF US JUST FOR A BALL.)) ((ANNOUNCER: YOU GOT THE BALL BUDDY, NICE GOING YOU TOOK IT AWAY FROM A LITTLE KID. HOLD IT UP YOU SHOULD BE REAL PROUD OF YOURSELF.))
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[OUT Q=real proud of yourself.]
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The fans cried foul, but Nicholas's parents decided to let it go.
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((JEFF O'BRIEN/FATHER: I DIDN'T WANT NICHOLAS' FIRST GAME TO BE AN IMPRESSION OF ME GETTING TAKEN OUT BY SECURITY.))
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Both the Rangers and the Cardinals sent bats and balls to the four year old.
The man who got the ball, left the ball park before the rangers and cardinals could give him t-shirts with the words ball stealer and tough guy on them. (----------------)