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ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#
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Next on News Seven.
A 12-year-old boy was shot and killed on the Virginia Military Institute campus.
And Henry County records it's first Homicide for the year.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Knicks return to New York with a two game lead over Cleveland the Riverdawgs open their season tonight and Joe Nemechek leads second round qualifying at Talladega.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Kimberly
SS=None


Sunny and breezy weather will last into tomorrow--
Meanwhile, turning cooler overnight-- you could see some scattered frost in the higher elevations.

Lexington-Shooting


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Shooting


This afternoon at the Virginia Military Institute a 12- year- old boy was shot and killed and the V-M-I rifle coach was wounded.
The shootings occurred a little after one at V-M-I's rifle range.
The boy, from Lexington, was apparently shot in the chest.
Jim Thorp, V-M-I's rifle coach, was also shot.
He was transported to Stonewall Jackson Hospital.
His wound does NOT appear to be life threatening.
A spokesman from V-M-I says the shootings appear to be accidental.
The boy's name has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

Henry-Murder


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-23
GRAPHIC=Murder


A Henry County dispatcher may have overheard the fatal shot that killed a Collinsville man late last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


The dispatcher was on the phone with someone who'd called to report a disturbance at their home on route 6-27, near Fieldale.
When authorities arrived they found 39- year- old Richard Andrew Dillon dead in the driveway.
Sheriff's officials say it appears two men at the residence were feuding with two other men in the driveway.
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((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: DURING THAT TIME A FIREARM WAS INTRODUCED AND THE FIREARM WAS APPARENTLY KNOCKED OUT OF THE HAND OF ONE OF THE PERSONS THAT CAME THERE AND THEN THERE WAS BELIEVED TO BE, IT'S BEEN REPORTED TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE, THAT A SECOND GUN IS THE GUN THAT FIRED AND SHOT AND KILLED THE VICTIM. ))
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VO-NAT


Two men involved in the fight were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
40- year old Vincent Mel Gregory was one of those treated.
He was later charged with SECOND degree murder.
This is Henry County's first homicide this year.
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((I FEEL GOOD THAT WE'VE MADE IT THIS FAR AND THIS IS THE FIRST HOMICIDE, BUT, BUT EVEN ONE IS ONE TOO MANY. ))
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ANCHOR=RON
SS=Murder


Authorities recovered two guns at the scene.
However, Gregory was released on five- thousand dollars bond.

Balcony-Collapse


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-21
GRAPHIC=None


A keg party came to a crashing end this morning in Blacksburg.
Two balconies at the Terrace View Apartment complex fell under the weight of nearly 40 students.
Sixteen people were injured.
Three of those are in stable condition at area hospitals.
Denise Allen has more.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Morning; :00
SUPER=07-Tom Hoeflinger; :08
SUPER=07-Justin Kinsey; :34
SUPER=01-Adele Schirmer/Blacksburg Planning-Eng. Dept.; :50
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape; 1:00
SUPER=01-Lt. Bruce Bradbery/Blacksburg Police; 1:18
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((The balconies toppled like dominoes, sending people, a full keg of beer, and a trash can full of ice to the ground.
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Tom Hoeflinger says he was one of 15 to 20 people on the top balcony when it fell.
Terrace View Manager Paula Williams refused to talk on camera, but she did say that the rental policy states only 10 people should be on the balcony at one time.
Hundreds of people, most of them college students, were at the party when the balconies collapsed.
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In the light of day, officials were able to make a more thorough investigation of the building.
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Terrace View officials say balcony collapses at several other Blacksburg apartment complexes prompted them to make some improvements.
Recently the maintenance crew put extra supports on all the balconies in the Terrace View Complex.
The police have also been making efforts to prevent future collapses.
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Lt. Bradbery says investigators will review the town's building codes this week to determine if the structure was sound.
And he says the department will continue trying to educate students on the dangers of crowding on to balconies.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Waltons


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-25
GRAPHIC=None


Members of one of America's most famous families acted as grand marshals of The Dogwood Festival in Vinton.
Elizabeth, Erin, Jason and Ben Walton-or rather the actors who played them on TV--signed autographs and led the parade through town.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton;


The festival was a chance for a reunion between Waltons creator Earl Hamner and Eric Scott who played "Ben".
If you missed the reunion, there's always the opportunity to take in the Walton's Museum in Schuyler, Virginia.
There you can see actual sets from the television show.
In its three years of operation the museum has gone through some rough times, but Hamner says he and the director are working through their philosophical differences.
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SOT 3:55:05
IN Q=I WOULD AGAIN

((EARL HAMNER/WALTON'S CREATOR: I WOULD AGAIN URGE PEOPLE TO COME. I KNOW THAT THERE HAVE BEEN SOME RUMORS OF SOME DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE MUSEUM AND ME AND THERE HAVE BEEN SOME SLIGHT DIFFERENCES BUT THOSE HAVE BEEN WORKED OUT. I HAVE EVERY ASSURANCE THAT THERE WILL NO LONGER BE ANY PROBLEM AT ALL.))
SUPER=01-Earl Hamner/Walton's Creator;
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OUT Q=problem at all
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=None


Hamner says another Walton's special is in the works for next Easter.
He also says he's trying to sell C-B-S on several ideas for family oriented television series.
Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=NONE


Coming up on news-7,
The controversy about Virginia's concealed carry law?
Are personal handguns for everyone?
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VO-NAT


And,
A high tech business in Roanoke offers its stock for public sale-- a big expansion is under way.
But first Kimberly will tell us about today's GREAT weather...
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ANCHOR=Kimberly

Wx ad lib
It was certainly great- LOOKING, with all the sunshine.
Temperatures, though stayed a little on the cool side-- only reaching the 60s for the most part.
High pressure will keep the skies clear and the temperatures chilly tonight.
Scattered frost will be a possibility for the west central highlands.
More details in the sunny weekend forecast-- stay tuned. MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#1


Optical-Cable


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-34
GRAPHIC=Business News


A Roanoke fiber optic cable company is expanding.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday;


Yesterday afternoon Optical Cable employees celebrated the launch of its initial public offering- meaning it's now selling shares of the company to the public.
SUPER=@File;


The money raised will help Optical Cable DOUBLE the size of its facility in Roanoke County.
Optical Cable president Bob Kopstein (COP-steen) says the expansion could mean as many as 200 to 400 new jobs over the next few years.
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((BOB KOPSTEIN/OPTICAL CABLE CORPORATION: SO IT'S THE KIND OF THING WHERE WE LOOK AT, YOU KNOW PROBABLY HIRING ANOTHER 50 TO 60 EMPLOYEES HERE BETWEEN NOW AND THE END OF THE YEAR, AND THEN CONTINUING TO RAMP UP, AT A, YOU KNOW, VERY HIGH PACE.))
SUPER=01-Bob Kopstein/Optical Cable Corporation;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=you know max.
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VO-NAT


Optical Cable expects to break ground on its expansion in June, and complete it by November.
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Warner-Warner


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-28
GRAPHIC=Democrat


The likely democratic candidate for the United States Senate seat says his experience makes him the best person for the job.
SS=Warner, Mark


MARK Warner spent yesterday morning greeting delegates at the Virginia Education Association Convention in Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Warner says if elected he will be a freshman senator, BUT that doesn't mean he's inexperienced.
MARK says his experience building a multi-million dollar business and his work in public policy qualify him for the job.
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IN Q=If you want

((MARK WARNER: IF YOU WANT SOMEBODY WITH ENERGY, WITH FRESH IDEAS, THAT UNDERSTANDS THE ECONOMIC IDEAS THIS COUNTRY IS GOING THROUGH, SOMEONE THAT HAS CREATED PRIVATE SECTOR JOBS, A SUCCESS IN BUSINESS, SUCCESS IN PUBLIC POLICY WITH THE VIRGINIA HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION, THEN I'M YOUR CANDIDATE.))
SUPER=@MarkWarner;
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OUT Q=YOUR CANDIDATE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week;


Incumbent JOHN Warner says he has the influence that's needed to get things done in Washington.
He says his record of creating jobs is one of his strong points.
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((JOHN WARNER: PARTICULARLY, ONE THAT IS VERY SENIOR, AS I AM IN THE SENATE AND CHAIRMAN OF SEVERAL SUBCOMMITTEES AND A FULL COMMITTEE. THEY KNOW THAT IN THIS TIME WHEN PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT JOB SECURITY, AND GETTING MORE JOBS, THEY TURN TO SOMEONE WHO CAN DELIVER FOR THE STATE. ))
SUPER=@JohnWarner;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=THE STATE.
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VO-NAT


Republican Jim Miller is hoping to take John Warner's place on the ticket.
A primary on June 11th will determine the G-O-P nominee.
Democrats officially name their nominee at a convention in May.
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On-Record


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# 96-30
GRAPHIC=None


With the concern for crime and personal safety-- some are turning to concealed weapons and handgun training.
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FILE TAPE
VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Some believe it's unnecessary... others say it's essential.
When Virginia's new law concerning concealed weapons went into effect last July many believed the run on guns gave criminals more of an opportunity to strike.
Rick Birnbach of Valley Guns disagrees.
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((RICK BIRNBACH/VALLEY GUNS: ANY CRIMINAL WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO HAVE CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT. IN FACT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO BUY A GUN LEGALLY. AND CRIMINALS DO NOT DO THIS. ANY FELONY ON THEIR RECORD IS AN AUTOMATIC PROHIBITION, THEY WILL NOT BE ISSUED THE GUN. AGAIN IF YOUR NEIGHBOR EVEN STEPPED FORWARD AND STATED THAT THIS PERSON IS NOT OF GOOD CHARACTER THEY CAN SIGN AN AFFIDAVIT AND STOP THAT PERSON FROM GETTING A CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT OR GETTING THE GUN IN THE FIRST PLACE.))
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VO-NAT


Birnbach also says because of the new law the sale of gun accessories has skyrocketed.
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ANCHOR=Ron
SS=On Record


For more information on the concealed carry law and hand gun safety-- watch "On Record" tomorrow morning at eleven.
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MUSIC ON TAPE
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=none


Coming up,
A nightspot opens in Martinsville-- especially for teens.
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VO-NAT


And a local high school sends an electric car to a competition in Richmond.
Stay tuned.
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MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#2


Teen-Club


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-36
GRAPHIC=NONE


Martinsville's teenagers have been upset about having nothing to do and nowhere to go on weekends.
But a business owner is pulling the rug out from under that argument by letting kids CUT a rug in her coffee shop.
Kimberly McBroom reports.
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SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00
SUPER=01-Natalie Leath/Jacc's Lower Level; :19
SUPER=01-Allen Ashworth/"Sprung"; 1:13
SUPER=@Kimberly2; 1:24
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For years, Martinsville area teens have complained there's nothing for them to do.
But two months ago, the basement of Jacc's Coffee Shop was transformed into Jacc's Lower Level-- an entertaining, yet safe haven for teens.
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((NATALIE LEATH/JACC'S LOWER LEVEL OWNER: WE, IN MARTINSVILLE ARE BREEDING CRIMINALS. AND WE, AS ADULTS HAVE TO PUT A STOP TO IT SO WE HAVE TO LISTEN TO THE KIDS AND KIND OF TAKE CARE OF THEIR NEEDS. IT'S OUR RESPONSIBILITY. ))
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Leath oversees her young patrons-- ages 13 and up.
The club's rules are clear-- no alcohol, no drugs, and no under- aged smoking.
Local police also patrol regularly.
But Leath's customers respect her rules-- and are just grateful for a place to hang out.
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((Why do you like to come out here? IT'S THE ONLY PLACE TO GO IN THE WHOLE COUNTY. What did you used to do before this place opened up? NOTHING, DRIVE AROUND. GETTING INTO TROUBLE, YEAH. ))
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And besides giving young adults a place to release their energy-- and a little steam-- Jacc's Lower Level also showcases local bands like "Sad for a Day", "Noisehood", "Shadus Laquel", and "Sprung."
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((ALLEN ASHWORTH/"SPRUNG": ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS ARE HERE. IT'S BASICALLY A HANG- OUT, YOU GET YOUR BAND NAME ACROSS, YOUR SONGS ACROSS, PLUS YOU CAN HANG OUT AND HAVE FUN. IT'S A GOOD, CLEAN ENVIRONMENT. ))
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Meanwhile, Jacc's Lower Level is a non- profit organization-- Leath says its five- dollar cover charge is just enough to keep the doors open and the kids off the streets.
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((LEATH: NOW, TO ME, AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, THEY NO LONGER CAN CRY THEY DON'T HAVE ANYWHERE TO GO. ))
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Kimberly McBroom, News7, Martinsville.))

Gran-Prix


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-
GRAPHIC=


Fifteen high school teams from Virginia and surrounding states competed this afternoon in the third annual Electric Vehicle Grand Prix in Richmond.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The Floyd S. Kay Votechnical School out of Rockbridge County was among the teams.
The competition is for high school students who have converted gasoline powered cars to electric drive.
The cars were tested in acceleration, handling, range.
The day ended with a 35 lap race on the Richmond International Raceway.
Floyd S. Kay's car finished 10th.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, Joe Nemechek leads second round qualifying at Talladega the Orioles were on the road at Texas.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And the New York Knicks go two games to none on Cleveland in the N-B-A playoffs.
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S-NBA


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB96-3
GRAPHIC=NBA PLAYOFFS


The New York Knicks are headed back to the "Big Apple" with a two games to none lead on Cleveland in the first round of the Playoffs.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/NBC SPORTS; :00


Mike Fratello gestering to the officials after a call.
Cleveland had the lead at the end of the first Quarter Bobby Phills goes to the board hard for the follow slam 12 to 7 Cavs.
The Knicks work the break Derek Harper with the pass to Patrick Ewing for his first points of the period.
New York continued to have the hot hand from the outside John Starks pulls up and nails the three pointer.
But Anthony Mason takes it to the SUPER=32-New
York/=84/Cleveland/=80;hoop for two of his game high 23 points as the Knicks

get the 84 to 80 win.
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S-Orioles


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-4
GRAPHIC=Orioles Logo


Texas scored three unearned runs in the 8-th and the Rangers beat the Baltimore Orioles 4 to 2.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/HTS; :00


Texas getting on the board in the top of the first. Ivan Rodriguez hits a double down the left field line scoring Darryl Hamilton it was 1 to nothing Rangers.
The Orioles came back to tie the score in their half of the First. Bobby Bonilla hits a sacrifice fly to deep centerfield Brady Anderson tags and scores its 1 to 1.
In the 8-th Kevin Elster hits a SUPER=35-Texas/==4/Baltimore/==2;

double to rightfield Rusty Greer and Mark McLemore both score to make it 4 to 1 and the Rangers win it 4 to 2.
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S-NHL


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-6
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/SUNSHINE NETWORK; :00


In Hockey, Florida's Bill Lindsay gets out on the breakaway and scores while falling down in front of the net to left Florida to a win over Boston the Panthers win their first ever playoff series 4 games to 1.
For all of today's pro scores lets check the boards.
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S-Worthy


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-27
GRAPHIC=GREENSBORO CLASSIC


Some great athletes descend on Greensboro each for the Greater Greensboro Classic.
And many of them aren't even golfers.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Celebrity Pro-Am; :00


During Thursday's celebrity Pro-Am, Gastonia, North Carolina native and former Tarheel All-American James Worthy returned to his home state to support the tournament.
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC;


He also had this to say about, the current head coaching vacancy at Charlotte, now that Alan Bristow and the Hornets have parted ways.
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((JAMES WORTHY/FORMER LAKERS ALL-PRO:))
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VO-NAT CON'T


Greensboro native Vince Evans the former Bears and Raiders backup quarterback also made an appearance at the Pro-Am. Evans is currently unsigned but he says he expects to play somewhere in the NFl this season, because the latest breed of quarterbacks don't realize what it takes to be successful.
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((VINCE EVANS/FORMER RAIDERS QUARTERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Vince Evans/Former Raiders Quarterback; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=...COMING UP."
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


Mark O'Meara tied the course record at Forest Oaks. He shot a third round 10 under par 62.
O'Meara and Duffy Waldorf are tied for the lead at 11 under par.

S-Dawgs


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S5-28
GRAPHIC=Riverdawgs


The Roanoke Riverdawgs open their second soccer season in just over an hour against the Chapel Hill Soccer Club over at Cave Spring Junior High.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Year; :00


The Riverdawgs finished 5 and 13 last year and return 7 players from that squad.
There will be 17 new players on the roster and even though tonight's contest is not a league game, it is crucial.
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IN Q="I believe

((ERIC MCCLELLAN/CENTER MIDFIELDER:)) ((PHIL BENNE/DIRECTOR OF PLAYER PERSONNEL:)) ((IAN SPOONER/RIVERDAWG FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-Eric McClellan/Center Midfielder; :00
SUPER=01-Phil Benne/Director of Player Personnel; :19
SUPER=01-Ian Spooner/Riverdawg Forward; :34
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=hold riverdawgs


The game starts at 7:30. Tickets are four dollars for students 12 and under and 6 dollars for adults.

S-Qualify


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Talladega Logo


Second round qualifying is over at Talladega and Joe Nemechek will start 26-th. For the remainder of the field lets check the boards. PINNACLE MOTION
SUPER=400-26/Joe Nemechek/190.867/27/Lake Speed/28/Chuck Bown/29/Geoff

Bodine/30/Kenny Wallace
SUPER=401-31/Michael Waltrip/32/Dick Trickle/33/Elton Sawyer/34/John

Andretti/35/Wally Dallenbach
SUPER=401-36/Hut Stricklin/37/Mark Martin/38/Jimmy Spencer/39/Phil

Barkdol/40/Darrell Waltrip
SUPER=401-41/Mike Wallace/42/Kyle Petty/43/Bobby Hamilton/44/Brett

Bodine/45/Chad Little
SUPER=405-46/Bobby Hillin
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