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HEADLINES

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Just ahead on News 7 Mornin' --
One boy is missing in Kentucky after violent storms ripped through the state,
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ANCHOR=Melanie

and a close call for a child in this area as the storms moved into our part of the state. wx-head
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live-head
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News 7 Mornin' is next.

OHIO-WX


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Fierce thunderstorms ripped through the mid-atlantic states yesterday.
Kentucky and Ohio were the hardest hit -- leaving a young boy missing and an older man dead and several people injured.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Meade Co., KY;


Tornados touched down in the two states, causing injuries, ripping apart mobile homes, and leaving power out in some areas.
The missing boy was swept away during a flash flood in Kentucky.
The man died when he fell into a rain-swollen creek in Ohio.
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Giles-Lightning


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=afr
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A six- year- old West Virginia girl survived being struck by lightning while visiting her aunt in Giles County yesterday.
Latasha White and her Aunt, Charlene Vaughn, were standing in the front doorway watching a storm when the lightning hit.
Vaughn said the child was blinded for 15 minutes, and was convulsing when rescue workers arrived.
Latasha was treated and released from the hospital last night.

Mont-Rescue


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=rjo
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And police say another child was sent to the hospital after being submerged in a pond for 45 minutes.
It happened yesterday afternoon in Montgomery County.
According to police the four-year-old girl's older brother watched as his sister fell into the water at the Old Farm Village.
After divers found her body, rescue squad members began performing C-P-R until she began to respond.
She was later taken to Community Hospital in Roanoke-- but her condition is not known and her name has not been released.

Wildfires


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Melanie
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An out-of-control forest fire has forced two-thousand residents from their homes in northern New Mexico.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Taos, NM;


The fire has engulfed several homes, but no injuries are reported.
The blaze erupted yesterday afternoon, and now has burned four-thousand acres in the Carson National Forest.
Firefighters have been battling the blaze from the air because it has been moving too quickly for ground crews.
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1-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
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The Tour Dupont continues today --
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Defending champion Lance Armstrong won yesterday's fifth stage from Mount Airy, North Carolina to Roanoke.
Armstrong covered the 112-and-a-half miles in four hours, 41 minutes and 19 seconds despite riding the final nine miles in heavy rain and hail. map
The leader will take a 61-second advantage into today's 134-and-a-half mile road race from Salem to Blacksburg.
Stage six starts at 11 a.m. at the Salem Civic Center and is expected to end at about four at Virginia Tech.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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The rain also came down on the Carolina League game between the Salem Avalanche and Lynchburg Hillcats.
Roy Stanley takes a look.
Good morning Roy.
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One-Larry


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SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



(Roll cue:) A special walk for a special place.
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SUPER=12-Salem; :00
SUPER=13-Lisa Bowling/Va. Baptist Children's Home; :39
SUPER=13-David Beeler/Legends Sporting Goods; 1:29
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OUT Q=needs replacing.
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gas-prices


ANCHOR=Melanie
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The move to repeal a 19-93 increase in the gasoline tax is expected to move forward this week in Congress.
Tomorow, the House Ways and Means Committee will consider ways to pay for the proposed four point three-cent rollback.
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Also on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole plans to introduce a repeal bill.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-CBS - Face the Nation;


House Speaker Newt Gingrich predicts Dole's bill will pass by a wide margin.
But the president's economic advisor warned the cut could send the budget reeling.
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((LAURA D'ANDREA TYSON, WHITE HOUSE ECONOMIC ADVISOR: IT BLOWS A HOLE OF ABOUT 30 BILLION DOLLARS IN THEIR BALANCED BUDGET PLAN, AND SO FAR THEY HAVE NOT INDICATED WHAT THEY WOULD DO. REP. NEWT GINGRICH, R-GA, HOUSE SPEAKER) (FACE/OFF AIR) "IF WE REFORM THE WELFARE STATE AND WE REFORM THE SIZE OF THE FEDERAL BUREAUCRACY AND THE SIZE OF WASHINGTON, YOU CAN FIND MONEY TO PAY FOR THE GAS TAX CUT." ))
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President Clinton isn't saying whether he'll go along with a repeal.
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Perfect-Candidate


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmo
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A Virginia political race of two years ago gained national attention when Oliver North made a run for the Senate.
Now a movie is out chronicling the campaign.
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((OLIVER NORTH/FORMER SENATE CANDIDATE: TELL YOU RIGHT NOW COUNSEL, AND ALL THE MEMBERS THAT HAVE GATHERED. THAT I MISLED CONGRESS ))
SUPER=10-Oliver North/Former Senate Candidate/File Tape;
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-"A Perfect Candidate"


It's called "A Perfect Candidate," it charts the campaign between Chuck Robb and Oliver North from inside the North Campaign.
Senator Chuck Robb, the victorious candidate, has seen the movie, and is not a big fan.
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((CHUCK ROBB/SENATOR: THE CANDIDATE THEY THOUGHT WAS GOING TO WIN DIDN'T, AND THEY'RE DOING THEIR BEST TO RECOUP THEIR LOSSES. AND I UNDERSTAND THAT.))
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"Perfect Candidate" will be released in major markets sometime next month.
No word yet on when it may make its way to Virginia.
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Rising-Expectations


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=Dal
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A coalition of regional businesses is educating the public on the ABILITIES of the disabled.
The group is called Rising Expectations and this week it's gathering at Valley View Mall to demonstrate services available to the handicap.
Vendors who supply appliances for the disabled will display their wares throughout the day.
Seminars teaching business owners how to better serve handicapped customers will also be offered.
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((DEBBIE HELMS/RISING EXPECTATIONS: I DON'T THINK PEOPLE REALIZE THAT DISABLED PEOPLE CAN WORK AND CAN LIVE NORMAL LIVES AND PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE HOW TO WORK WITH DISABLED PEOPLE. WE'D LIKE TO MAKE PEOPLE FEEL COMFORTABLE. TO IMPROVE PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES ABOUT DISABILITIES.))
SUPER=01-Debbie Helms/Rising Expectations;
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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The Rising Expectations Awareness Day takes place at Valley View Mall this Thursday.

Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Time now for Common Sense.
This week -- Len Bestoff looks at an interesting way to play the market.
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SUPER=01-Tom Dunkenberger/Wheat First Butcher Singer; :14
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2-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
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In the N-B-A --
Michael Jordan shook off back spasms to pour in 44 points as Chicago took its series opener from the New York Knicks 91-to-84.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=96-Atlanta/=89/Indiana/=87//Utah/102/Portland/=64;
SUPER=96-Chicago/=91/New York/=84;



SUPER=91-Texas/==3/Detroit/==2//Toronto/=11/Boston/==4;
SUPER=91-NY Yankees/==7/White Sox/==1//Kansas City/==2/Oakland/==0;
SUPER=91-Milwaukee/=13/Baltimore/==1//California/==5/Minnesota/==1;
SUPER=91-Cleveland/==2/Seattle/==0;



SUPER=92-Atlanta/=11/Philadelphia/==8//Pittsburgh/==4/Los Angeles/==2;
SUPER=92-Chi Cubs/==5/NY Mets/==4//Montreal/==5/Houston/==0;
SUPER=92-Colorado/==5/Florida/==4//San Diego/=10/St. Louis/==4;



SUPER=103-NY Rangers/==6/Pittsburgh/==3//Detroit/==8/St. Louis/==3;


Two-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
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(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



SS=(Arrival times for Stage 6 of Tour DuPont)

STAGE 6-APPROXIMATE ARRIVAL TIMES Catawba Mountain 11:23-11:27A Craig County 11:32A-11:38A New Castle 11:54A-12:03P Potts Mountain 12:32-1:59P John's Creek 2:24P-3:00P Hoges Chapel 3:02P-3:44P Mtn. Lake 3:14P-3:59P Brush Mtn. 3:37P-4:25P Blacksburg City Limits 3:45P-4:34P
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SUPER=13-Vince Seneker/USCF Race Official;



SUPER=11-Roanoke;



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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Hundreds of residents in northern New Mexico are being told to evacuate their homes because of a fast-moving fire in the Carson National Forest.
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Serious crime is down again, according to preliminary statistics from the F-B-I.
Big cities saw the biggest declines.
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And a gun-toting grandma allegedly panicked during a gas station heist and couldn't go through with the stick-up.
Police in West Covina, California, say 71- year old Mary Ruth Blanco told them she needed the money to pay her taxes.
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And that's what's making news on this Monday May 6th.
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OHIO-WX


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
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Fierce thunderstorms ripped through the mid-atlantic states yesterday.
Kentucky and Ohio were the hardest hit -- leaving a young boy missing and an older man dead and several people injured.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Meade Co., KY;


Tornados touched down in the two states, causing injuries, ripping apart mobile homes, and leaving power out in some areas.
The missing boy was swept away during a flash flood in Kentucky.
The man died when he fell into a rain-swollen creek in Ohio.
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fires


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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Taos, NM;


Western fires forced evacuations this morning in northern New mexico.
Some two thousand people had to leave their homes because of a fast moving fire in the Carson National Forest.
The fire has already ungulfed a half dozen homes.
The blaze is too fast and fierce for ground crews to get near it so it's being fought entirely from the air.
So far no injuries have been reported.
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cinco-de-mayo


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=Melanie
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Riot police in Denver hit the streets last night after Cinco De Mayo celebrations turned violent.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Denver, CO/Last Night;


Authorities closed down one of the city's busiest avenues after party-goers threw bottles and rocks at police cars.
The independence day of Mexico marks the victory of Mexican forces against the well-equipped french during a battle 134 years ago.
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MADISON-RIOTS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Melanie
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Madison, WI/Saturday Night;


Two police officers and one firefighter received minor injuries as unruly crowds hurled rocks, bottles and a molotov cocktail at a block party in Madison, Wisconsin late Saturday night.
Police donned riot helmets to quell disturbances at the party, a gathering that started in 1969 as an anti-war protest and has continued annually with varying themes, attendance and sponsors.
Officers used pepper spray to deter the crowds.
The riot began when police and firefighters tried to extinguish a bonfire they determined was hazardous.
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GRANDMA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Melanie
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A 71- year old grandmother who owed the I-R-S money allegedly took desperate measures to solve her financial problems.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-West Covina, CA;


Police in West Covina, California, arrested Mary Ruth Blanco for investigation of robbery.
Blanco reportedly attempted to hold up a gas station at gunpoint-- but then couldn't go through with her plans and fled.
Her husband says she owed four-thousand dollars in taxes.
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((IT'S A SITUATION ALMOST FORCED ON HER REPORTER:FINANCIALLY. SHE GOT TO POINT WHERE SHE, IT JUST OVERTOOK HER AND SHE COULDN'T THINK STRAIGHT.))
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As Blanco fled the gas station the cashier jotted down her license plate number and she was arrested at her home.
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CRIME


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
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Serious crime is down for the fourth year in a row, according to preliminary figures from the F-B-I.
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The F-B-I reports that murder, rape, robbery, and even car theft have declined.
Criminologists say that many police departments are preventing bigger crimes by cracking down on the smaller ones.
But experts fear an increase in larceny indicates more teenagers are turning to crime.
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3-Sports


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In sports--
Roy Stanley has highlights of stage five of the Tour Dupont.
Good morning Roy.
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Today's stage is expected to start at 11 this morning and wrap up at about four.

Three-Larry


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(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



SUPER=13-Vince Seneker/USCF Race Official;



SUPER=13-Scott Leweke/Cardinal Bicycle;



SUPER=11-Roanoke;



SS=(Board for Stage 6 Viewing Spots-ESS#8112)

BEST VIEWING SPOTS -Salem Civic Center -Route 311, New Castle -Potts Moutain -John's Creek Mountain -Mountain Lake -Va. Tech Campus

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Giles-Lightning


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=afr
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A six- year- old West Virginia girl survived being struck by lightning while visiting her aunt in Giles County yesterday.
Latasha White and her Aunt, Charlene Vaughn, were standing in the front doorway watching a storm when the lightning hit.
Vaughn said the child was blinded for 15 minutes, and was convulsing when rescue workers arrived.
Latasha was treated and released from the hospital last night.

Mont-Rescue


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=rjo
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And police say another child was sent to the hospital after being submerged in a pond for 45 minutes.
It happened yesterday afternoon in Montgomery County.
According to police the four-year-old girl's older brother watched as his sister fell into the water at the Old Farm Village.
After divers found her body, rescue squad members began performing C-P-R until she began to respond.
She was later taken to Community Hospital in Roanoke-- but her condition is not known and her name has not been released.

HIGHWAY-SAFETY


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 96-27
GRAPHIC=None


Slow traffic in a work-zone on Interstate 81 may have caused a fatal accident Saturday afternoon.
Police say Merritt Kirkpatrick of Illinois apparently didn't realize traffic had slowed.
The end result was a chain reaction collision.
The accident happened in a posted work zone.
But as Denise Allen reports there are steps drivers can take to make driving safe.
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SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Saturday; :00
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokesperson; :28
SUPER=01-Sgt. Joe Rader/State Police; 1:00
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(( Saturday afternoon travel near the 158 mile marker slowed.
Several miles down the highway the road narrowed to one lane as construction workers repaved the highway.
Witnesses told police Merritt Kirkpatrick did not try to brake before slamming his truck into the tractor trailer in front of him.
The accident killed Kirkpatrick and injured three others.
Officials say signs are posted four miles in advance of the work to prepare drivers for slower traffic. ((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT SPOKESPERSON: THE LAYOUT OF A WORK ZONE IS FEDERALLY PRESCRIBED. SO WE FOLLOW SPECIFIC LAYOUTS FOR WORK ZONES DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF WORK THAT'S BEING DONE AND THE HIGHWAY IT'S TAKING PLACE ON.))
V-Dot and construction crews also use low frequency radio advisories to update motorists on road conditions and reduced speeds.
Bullock says obeying the signage is the first key to safety.
She also suggests not changing lanes and maintaining the posted speed.
Statistically work-zones are more dangerous for motorists than for the workers. ((SGT. JOE RADER/STATE POLICE: THEY NEED TO REDUCE THEIR SPEED AND NOT BE TALKING LIKE TO SOMEONE ELSE IN THEIR CAR OR READING A MAP. IF YOU JUST KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD YOU'LL BE FINE.)) ((BULLOCK: THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS IF A PERSON IS CAUGHT SPEEDING AND CONVICTED OF SPEEDING IN A WORK ZONE, WHERE THE SIGN IS POSTED THEY COULD BE FINED UP TO 250 DOLLAR FINE)) ((RADER: WE SUPPLEMENT OUR REGULAR PATROL WITH ADDITIONAL TROOPERS IN THE ACTUAL WORK ZONE AND THEIR SOLE PURPOSE IT TO MAINTAIN THE SAFETY OF THE WORKERS AND TO REDUCE THE SPEED IN THAT AREA.))
Laura Bullock says the construction will be around for a while.
In addition to the repaving being done in Botetourt County, V-DOT is replacing bridges on 81 near Salem.
She says this work will take nearly two years to complete.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Race-Traffic


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# edit of 96-28
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Traffic slowed through Boones Mill yesterday as drivers stopped for the Tour Dupont.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Boones Mill/Yesterday;


Route 2-20 in Franklin County was blocked so the cyclists could continue their journey to the finish line in Roanoke.
When all was said and done the road was only closed for 20 minutes but the motorists didn't seem to mind.
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((MARY WEBB: I GUESS FOR THE CITY AND THE TOWN IT'S NOT TOO BAD. WE'LL TOLERATE IT.))
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The race was a boon for the town bringing in many visitors.
Most were just happy to take part in the third largest bike race in the world.
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Tour


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of s6-9 and map
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VO-NAT


Defending champion Lance Armstrong won yesterday's fifth stage from Mount Airy, North Carolina to Roanoke.
Armstrong covered the 112-and-a-half miles in four hours, 41 minutes and 19 seconds despite riding the final nine miles in heavy rain and hail.
The leader will take a 61-second advantage into today's 134-and-a-half mile road race from Salem to Blacksburg.
Stage six starts at 11 a.m. at the Salem Civic Center and is expected to end at about four at Virginia Tech.
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4-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=nba logo


Turning now to the N-B-A --
After losing to Indiana in the past two playoffs the Atlanta Hawks turned the tables yesterday.
The Hawks held off Indiana to win their first-round best-of-five series 3-games-to-2.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=96-Atlanta/=89/Indiana/=87//Utah/102/Portland/=64;
SUPER=96-Chicago/=91/New York/=84;



SUPER=91-Texas/==3/Detroit/==2//Toronto/=11/Boston/==4;
SUPER=91-NY Yankees/==7/White Sox/==1//Kansas City/==2/Oakland/==0;
SUPER=91-Milwaukee/=13/Baltimore/==1//California/==5/Minnesota/==1;
SUPER=91-Cleveland/==2/Seattle/==0;



SUPER=92-Atlanta/=11/Philadelphia/==8//Pittsburgh/==4/Los Angeles/==2;
SUPER=92-Chi Cubs/==5/NY Mets/==4//Montreal/==5/Houston/==0;
SUPER=92-Colorado/==5/Florida/==4//San Diego/=10/St. Louis/==4;

SUPER=103-NY Rangers/==6/Pittsburgh/==3//Detroit/==8/St. Louis/==3;