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ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
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Good Evening.
A judge dismisses assault and battery charges against two Virginia Tech Football players. Linebacker George Del Ricco
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Sugar Bowl/1995;

and Tech Quarterback Jim Druckenmiller were charged after a fight outside a Blacksburg bar.
SUPER=03-Iron Gate/File Tape;


The Iron Gate Police officer charged with reckless driving on the job- loses his appeal. Joe Dashiell has the story.
SUPER=03-Giles Co;


Plus a 6 year old struck by lightning about a week ago- is recovering. Tonight she spoke with reporter Jay Moore. We'll hear how she's doing.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Join us for News 7 at eleven.

Tech-Players


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-25
GRAPHIC=NONE


Former Virginia Tech football player George Del Ricco got a graduation present two days early.
Montgomery County general district Judge Thomas Frith dismissed assault and battery charges against the linebacker, AND quarterback Jim Druckenmiller.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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IN Q=
SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/December 31, 1995; :00
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :13
SUPER=01-Jim Druckenmiller/Va. Tech Quarterback; :20
SUPER=01-Skip Schwab/Asst. Montgomery Co. Prosecutor; :39
SUPER=01-George Del Ricco/Former Va. Tech Linebacker; 1:13
SUPER=@Tracy1; 1:25
RUNS=1:43
OUT Q=News 7 Blacksburg.

(( Jim Druckenmiller's passing helped propel the Hokies to a shining 1995 Sugar Bowl win.
But no one saw if the Tech quarterback used his golden arm to throw a punch in a fight outside a Blacksburg bar.
After the judge punted the case for lack of evidence, Druckenmiller said as a prominent college football player, he was an easy target.
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SOT 18:22:29

((JIM DRUCKENMILLER/VA TECH QUARTERBACK: IT COMES WITH THE POSITION THAT WE'RE IN. I ENJOY GOING OUT THERE ON SATURDAYS AND PLAYING, JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE DOES LIKE WATCHING ME. ))
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Out of a parade of witnesses who saw co-defendant Chris Bishock and his brother beating the victim, only one could testify to seeing George Del Ricco throw a punch, the victim, Sean Elko.
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SOT 18:04:00

((SKIP SCHWAB/ASST. MONTGOMERY CO. PROSECUTOR: BUT I'LL BE DOGGONE IF THEY'RE GONNA MAKE A MOCKERY OUT OF IT BY SAYING, WELL ONLY ONE PERSON IDENTIFIED HIM. THAT'S RIGHT, AND IT ONLY TAKES ONE PERSON. THE PERSON THAT SAW MR. DEL RICCO'S FIST HIT HIM IN THE FACE. ))
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But Del Ricco said he only watched the fight, and testified he tried to steer clear of Elko and his friend Jesse Phillips because of an altercation with Phillips weeks before.
The judge said he believed Del Ricco may have hit Elko, but because he wasn't convinced beyond a reasonable doubt he had to dismiss the charges.
Del Ricco says he was a victim of overzealous prosecution.
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SOT 20:31:42

((GEORGE DEL RICCO/FORMER TECH LINEBACKER: I HAD TO WORRY ABOUT THIS WITH TRYOUTS GOING ON AND STUFF. I DON'T KNOW IF IT AFFECTED ME WITH THE PROS. SOME TEAMS MAYBE NOT LOOKED AT ME AS MUCH. ))
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Judge Frith certified malicious wounding charges against Bishock to the grand jury. And about Del Ricco's earlier encounter with Phillips, the judge convicted Phillips of assault and battery and fined him 250 dollars for hitting Del Ricco over the head with a beer bottle.
Tracy Altizer, News 7 Blacksburg.))

Phillips


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-28
GRAPHIC=NONE


Iron Gate Police Officer Jim Phillips lost another round in court.
Today, a judge rejected his appeal and convicted him of reckless driving.
Joe Dashiell reports from Fincastle.
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IN Q=On the morning of March 1st
SUPER=03-Iron Gate/File Tape; :00
SUPER=07-Dennis Dew; :14
SUPER=01-Jim Phillips/Iron Gate Police Officer; :33
SUPER=01-Judge George Honts/Botetourt Co. Circuit Court; :52
SUPER=@Joe2; 1:02
RUNS=1:11
OUT Q=JD News 7 Fincastle


((On the morning of March 1st, Jim Phillips was pursuing a motorist he believed was driving with a suspended license.
Along a narrow stretch of US 220 in Botetourt County, he crossed a double yellow line to pass a slow- moving truck.
SOT DENNIS DEW #1 17:41:29
IN Q=He jumped out

((HE JUMPED OUT IN FRONT SO QUICK I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. I SLAMMED ON THE BRAKES AND I WAS JUST PRAYING THAT HE WOULDN'T HIT. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=wouldn't hit.


The cars didn't hit, but Dennis Dew believes they would have if he hadn't reacted quickly.
Phillips told judge George Honts the encounter wasn't that close and never threatened either driver.
SOT JIM PHILLIPS #2 18:23:31
IN Q=And I immediately

((JIM PHILLIPS/IRON GATE OFFICER: AND I IMMEDIATELY THOUGHT THAT HE HAD SEEN MY EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT, BECAUSE WHEN I EASED OUT, SAW THE TRAFFIC, AND SAW HIM PULL OVER AND SLOW, I KNEW I HAD ADEQUATE SPACE IN WHICH TO PASS.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=in which to pass.


Prosecutor Joel Branscom argued there was no emergency that justified Phillips actions and judge Honts agreed.
SOT JUDGE HONTS #4 19:03:27
IN Q=It seems to me

((IT SEEMS TO ME THE STANDARD HERE IS THAT OF A REASONABLE PERSON AND THE DISCRETION CAN EITHER BE EXERCISED OR ABUSED AND I MUST CONCLUDE IN THIS CASE THAT IT WAS ABUSED.))
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OUT Q=that it was abused.

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Phillips remains on administrative leave, but he and his attorney say they are considering the possibility of another appeal.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Fincastle))

Danville-Intersection


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-29
GRAPHIC=NONE


Highway crews today shut down what could be Danville's most dangerous intersection.
But closing the crossover at Elizabeth Street and Route 265 isn't sitting well with everyone.
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SUPER=03-Danville;


Opponents who spoke at Danville City Council tonight say closing the intersection will only create more problems.
They say it's not only inconvenient but could hamper response time for emergency crews.
SUPER=04-October 19, 1995;


V-DOT decided to close the intersection after two young children were killed when the car they were riding in collided with a dump truck.
Opponents want the state to re-open the intersection and build the overpass that was promised 17- years ago.
Many say now that the road is closed they or their loved ones will have to travel an additional five miles to get home.
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1:38:27 1:45:23
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IN Q=You all

((MARTHA PICKERAL/OPPONENT:YOU ALL TALK ABOUT THESE KIDS GETTING KILLED, I'M SORRY, BUT THESE PEOPLE NEED TO PUT THEIR GRIEF SOMEWHERE ELSE. YOU ALL GOING TO FEEL THAT SORRY FOR ME IF MY HUSBAND GETS KILLED BECAUSE YOU ALL...ALL OF THIS SHUT DOWN THE INTERSECTION. REV. WAYNE WALLACE/OPPONENT: THE ONLY ANSWER TO THIS VERY VOLATILE SITUATION IS FOR VDOT OR WHOEVER HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY TO COME THROUGH WITH THE OVERPASS THAT WAS PROMISED THIS COMMUNITY. ))
SUPER=01-Martha Pickeral/Opponent; :00
SUPER=01-Rev. Wayne Wallace/Opponent; :21
RUNS=:33
OUT Q=this community.
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More than a thousand residents have signed petitions against closing the road.
Danville officials will forward a letter to V-DOT outlining residents concerns.
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Giles-Lightening


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-47
GRAPHIC=NONE


Sunday's storms meant power outages for some and an electrical show for others. But for one family it meant more.
Latasha White was at her aunt's home in Giles County when she was struck by lightning.
DOUBLE BOXES=Jean/Jay/Newsroom


Jay Moore traveled to Rich Creek today- Jay how is this little girl doing?
Talent=Jay/Live Full
SUPER=@Jay1;


It's been several days since the incident occurred...and already Latasha's life appears to be getting back to normal.
She went back to school today and to look at Latasha you wouldn't have thought this same 6- year- old was struck by lightning just four days ago. Roll Cue: just four days ago.
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IN Q=Latasha
SUPER=01-Latasha White/Lightning Victim; :08 QUICK!!!
SUPER=01-Charlene Vaughn/Latasha's Aunt; :19
SUPER=03-Rich Creek; :26
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OUT Q=when it's lightning.

(( Latasha and her aunt were standing in the doorway watching the storm when the lightning hit.
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SOT 4:50:17
IN Q=We saw a

((LATASHA WHITE/LIGHTNING VICTIM: WE SAW A BLUE LIGHT AND BOOM...BAM.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=boom...bam.


Charlene Vaughn says she'll never forgot that day or the look on her niece's face.
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SOT 5:03:02
IN Q=She starting

((VAUGHN: SHE STARTING SHAKEN REAL BAD, JERKIN. HER EYES WERE ROLLIN BACK IN HER HEAD. I REALLY THOUGHT SHE WAS DYIN'.))
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OUT Q=was dying.


Latasha was blinded for about 15 minutes...
Luckily she regained her sight.. but she still has problems with her left eye.
Her aunt also believes she felt a part of the strike.
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SOT 5:02:47
IN Q=I felt like

((CHARLENE VAUGHN/WHITE'S AUNT: I FELT LIKE ELECTRICITY RAN DOWN MY WHOLE BODY AND SO I GRABBED LATASHA AND SHE WAS AS STILL AS SHE COULD BE.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=could be.


Fortunately, Latasha is once again active.
She returned to Peterstown Elementary with some advice for her classmates.
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SOT 5:01:24
IN Q=Every parent

((WHITE: EVERY PARENT AND KIDS RUN IN THE HOUSE AND DON'T GO OUT WHEN IT'S LIGHTNING.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=it's lightning.

))
Talent=Jay/Live Full


And Jean I think that's good advice for us all to live by.
DOUBLE BOXES=Jean/Jay


One interesting note...according to the National Weather Service the chances of being struck by lightning are estimated to be 1 in 600- thousand.

Tornadoes


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Spring storms are still pounding down on much of the Midwest.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Butler, KY;


A tornado touched down in Northern Kentucky leaving a path of destruction.
SUPER=03-Seymour, IN;


Indiana also saw storms- high winds downed trees and ripped roofs off of houses.
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SOT 14:03:57
IN Q=

((JEANNIE SCHRINK/RESIDENT: FELT THE STAIRS START SHAKING AND BY THE TIME WE HIT THE LANDING AT THE BASEMENT IT WAS LIKE A BOMB BLEW UP OR SOMETHING IT JUST EXPLODED.))
SUPER=01-Jeannie Schrink/Resident;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=IT JUST EXPLODED."
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Folks spent much of today wading through the mess to recover their belongings.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 11, the Whitewater jury hears the President's taped testimony,
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and a crackdown on child pornography results in dozens of searches across the
country---including one in our area.
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Robin in Wx office Roll Lake levels
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DeShazo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Police have charged a Danville man with killing 29 year old Sandra Kay DeShazo.
A grand jury yesterday issued an indictment for involuntary manslaughter against 23 year old Zachary Gilchrest.
DeShazo was shot and killed April 25th.
Police say her body was discovered lying next to a car at the intersection of Grant Street and Seeland Avenue.

Whitewater


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#NET
GRAPHIC=Clinton


President Clinton says he did not lend money to his Whitewater partners.
The President's videotaped testimony played for jurors today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Little Rock, AK;


He's a witness for his former business partners- James and Susan McDougal-
The McDougals are accused of defrauding the government and two banks out of about three million dollars.
So far it's the president's word against prosecution witness- Former Banker David Hale.
Hale charges Clinton pressured him for an illegal loan-
In response the President says "Any suggestion that I tried to get money from him or put pressure on him is simply not true. It never happened."
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IN Q=

((SAM HEUER/MCDOUGAL ATTORNEY: YOU'VE GOT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES SAYING THAT THIS DIDN'T HAPPEN. MY CLIENT SAYS IT DIDN'T HAPPEN AND IF THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE CASE IS NOT THERE, WHY GO ON.))
SUPER=01-Sam Heuer/McDougal's Attorney;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=WHY GO ON."
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=HOLD


The President was the final defense witness.

Nelms


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-38
GRAPHIC=Robert Helms


Suffolk Republican Robert Nelms told a Richmond court today he was NOT guilty of indecent exposure. He was arrested in a city park in February.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The lawmaker turned himself in today and was fingerprinted.
A grand jury decided Monday to indict Nelms, even after a judge threw out the initial charge on the grounds of legislative immunity.
Richmond police released vice crime statistics for city parks today, after Nelms said he was the victim of a witch hunt.
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SOT 03:13:11
IN Q=We have vice

((FRED RUSSELL/RICHMOND DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF: WE HAVE VICE OFFICERS ON A REGULAR BASIS GOING THROUGH THESE PARTICULAR AREAS JUST TO KEEP A HANDLE ON WHAT'S GOING ON. SO YOU KNOW THEY HIT THEM FAIRLY REGULARLY. IT'S NOT A TWO MONTH SWEEP OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. THEY'RE IN THERE WEEKLY, SOMETIMES DAILY.))
SUPER=01-Fred Russell/Richmond Dep. Police Chief;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=sometimes daily.
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VO-NAT


Nelms' attorney says he is researching legal precedent for reviving a charge after it's thrown out on the grounds of immunity.
Nelms is scheduled for a jury trial next month.
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Child-Porn


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Federal investigators are cracking down on child pornography. They searched 130 homes nationwide- including the home of an elderly man in Riner.
The sting started with the shutdown of what officials call the largest commercial porn distribution center in the nation.
Elizabeth Kaledin reports.
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IN Q=
SUPER=01-Kenneth Hunter/Chief U.S. Postal Inspector; 16
RUNS=1:16
OUT Q=CBS News, New York."

((Authorities began getting complaints in late 1993 about obscene material from a company called overseas male.
KENNETH HUNTER/CHIEF U.S. POSTAL INSPECTOR: WE ARE TALKING ABOUT CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE YEARS OLDS ENGAGED IN VARIOUS SEXUAL ACTS WITH CHILDREN AND ADULTS.
Customs officials happened on the distributor of overseas male in 1993. James Leroy Kemmish got caught red-handed trying to cross the border with 16 thousand dollars in cash and porno tapes. Officials say he was working with Troy Anthony Frank - the alleged mastermind of the ring. Frank was found dead in Mexico last year...an apparent suicide.
HUNTER: SHUTTING DOWN THE OPERATION WASN'T ENOUGH. THERE WAS A DEMAND SO WE WENT AFTER THE BUYERS TOO.
The sting operation involved 130 searches across the country and has resulted in 45 arrests to date. Dozens more are expected. Elizabeth Kaledin, CBS News, New York.))

ANCHOR=Jean


The man in Riner apparently bought a videotape. He has not been charged and may not be.
Postal officials say the man is not considered a threat to the community- -because of his age- -and therefore might NOT be worth prosecuting.

Huff-Lane


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=sch
TAPE#96-27
GRAPHIC=Stand for Children


Every day 15 children are killed by gunfire and close to three-thousand drop out of school. That's according to statistics from the organization "Stand for Children."
But the numbers are prompting action.
On June first, parents and educators will get together in Washington DC in a Stand for Children.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The rally at The Lincoln Memorial will be for families and children.
Politicians are not invited to the event.
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SOT
IN Q=we need to help

((MELISSA HAYS-SMITH/BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY SERVICES: WE NEED TO HELP CHILDREN TO GROW IN HEALTHY WAYS AND NOT JUST TO REACT TO THEM WHEN THEY HAVE PROBLEMS.))
SUPER=01-Melissa Hays-Smith/Blue Ridge Community Service
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=they have problems.
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VO-NAT


Organizers hope Stand for Children Day will encourage parents and communities to focus on raising healthy and educated children.
They say June first will be a day of commitment, to leave no child behind.
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SOT
IN Q=we have to educate

((LATONIA WHORLEY/TOTAL ACTION AGAINST POVERTY CHAIR: WE HAVE TO EDUCATE OUR CHILDREN- A LOT OF OUR CHILDREN ARE BEING LEFT BEHIND BECAUSE THEIR PARENTS CANNOT AFFORD EDUCATION FOR THEM.))
SUPER=01-Latonia Whorley/TAP Chair
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=education for them.
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VO-NAT


TAP is coordinating buses to take people to the rally.
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=none


When News 7 at 11 returns, Robin Reed will take a look at the weekend weather,
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and just days after losing his bid for City Council, a Roanoke Republican quits the party.
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Artis


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-31
GRAPHIC=Artis


A former Roanoke council candidate is blasting the Republican party.
Jeff Artis says he's leaving the G-O-P because it practices "Plantation Politics", and NOT because of sour grapes following his election loss.
Len Besthoff reports.
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SOT
IN Q=I don't have
SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/Former Council Candidate; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :33
SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Republican Chairman; :43
SUPER=@Len2; 1:20
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SOT 03:47:32
IN Q=I don't have

((JEFF ARTIS/FORMER COUNCIL CANDIDATE: I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE MODERATE FACTION OF THE PARTY. MY ARGUMENT IS WITH THOSE PEOPLE, THE PAT BUCHANAN TYPES, THE OLIVER NORTH TYPES, AND THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT WHO I FEEL ARE RACIST BIGOTS AND HOMOPHOBIC, AND I CAN NO LONGER SUPPORT THEM.))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=support them.


Jeff Artis says he's leaving the Republican party because of the way the party and its local chairman treat African American members.
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SOT 03:50:55
IN Q=I've been

((JEFF ARTIS/FORMER COUNCIL CANDIDATE: I'VE BEEN CRITICIZED BY MISTER SMITH FOR GOING INTO THE BLACK COMMUNITY. HE TOLD ME THAT I WAS SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY, THAT I NEEDED TO SPEND MORE TIME AROUND WHITE FOLKS. YOU KNOW, I MEAN, THE PARTY CHAIRMAN'S GONNA TELL ME THAT I CAN'T GO CAMPAIGN AMONG MY PEOPLE?))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=among my people.
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SOT 04:47:11
IN Q=Ronald Reagan's

((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE REPUBLICAN CHAIRMAN: RONALD REAGAN'S 11TH COMMANDMENT IS TO SPEAK NO ILL OF A FELLOW REPUBLICAN, BUT A COUPLE OF STATEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE THAT CONCERNS ME AND I FIND I MUST RESPOND.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=must respond.


Ralph Smith disagrees with Artis and says his party treats its African Americans members well.
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SOT 04:48:00
IN Q=Now when I

((SMITH: NOW WHEN I TRAVELED AROUND THE DISTRICT WITH JEFF LAST FALL I WASN'T CALLED A RACIST. WHEN I HELPED ORGANIZE HIS MOST SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER LAST FALL I WASN'T A RACIST.))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=I wasn't a racist.


Another African American who ran on the same ticket and also lost disagrees with Artis and callS his comments unfortunate.
Len Besthoff, News-7.







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S-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


The Avalanche heads out of town riding a four game losing streak,
We'll check highlights from the NBA and the Roy Stanley Cup playoffs.
Plus, Tour Dupont doings and check out GQ George Lynch after we run through tonight's ball park figures.
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Sports chyron motion
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S-Avalanche


ANCHOR=mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=twe
TAPE#-CL-96
GRAPHIC=Avalanche


The Salem Avalanche started last night a game behind Durham in the Carolina League's Southern Division, and was hoping to avoid a 4 game sweep at the hands of Prince William.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs. Cannons;


This guy was hoping the Avalanche bats would come to life. They led 1-zip after 1.
But the Cannons touched starter Brent Crowther for 3 runs in the 4th. Sandy McKinnon knocks this one over the head of John Guidice in center scoring big Juan Thomas to tie things up.
Still in the 4th, Ben Boulware slaps this Crowther delivery between 3rd and short for 2 RBI's and Prince William led 3-1 after 3 and a half.
Salem made things interesting, though. In the 7th, Pookie Jones with the
grounder into right scoring Brian Culp SUPER=34-Prince William/==4/Salem/==2;

to make it a 3-2 game. But the Cannons add an insurance run and win it 4 to 2.
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S-Brewers


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-24
GRAPHIC=BREWERS


The MIlwaukee Brewers handed the Boston Redsox their 21st loss of the season today with a 17-to-2 rout of the Bosox.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI; :00


This was over in the first when the Brewers scored 6 runs.
Jose Valentin MIke Metheny and Turner Ward each drove in three runs in the contest with the their lively lumber to key the Brewers 17-to-2 rout.
SUPER=35-Milwaukee/=17/Boston/==2;


The Brewers pounded out 17 hits and picked up 10 walks as they posted their highest run total of the year.
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S-Hobson


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-4
GRAPHIC=mlb

The Butch Hobson story took another interesting turn today.
The former Redsox manager was found in a Rhode Island hotel by federal agents with 2 ounces of cocaine in his possession over the weekend.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Mobile, AL/Monday; :00

Hobson returned home to Mobile, Alabama on Monday morning saying he did have the cocaine but it was sent to him unknowingly in an overnight mailing envelope.
Today the man who sent the envelope, Jerry Poe, Hobson's former high school teammate, says that's news to him.
Poe says the package contained literature about landfills in the state of Alabama.
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S-Softball


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#S6-11
GRAPHIC=Softball


Roanoke County's top two softball programs went head to head this afternoon as William Byrd battled Cave Spring at Darrell Shell field.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Terriers vs. Knights; :00


The Lady Knights were guarding their 11 and 2 record while the Lady Terriers came into this one with a 12 and 2 mark.
In the bottom of the second, Cave Spring's Karry Whitney puts her team on the board first with this solo home run to dead center field. Byrd answered in the next inning.
Lady Terrier Jody Stuckey connects on the one bagger that brings in Brandy Welch and the game is knotted at 1 a piece headed into the bottom of the third.
SUPER=34-Cave Spring/=11/William Byrd/==1;


That's when Whitney broke the game wide open. The senior cracks her second homerun of the game with 2 runners a board. Cave Spring goes on to win 11 to 1.
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S-NBA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-7
GRAPHIC=NBA PLAYOFFS


The San Antonio Spurs have evened their best of seven Western Conference semi-finals with the Jazz at a game a piece.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX/TNT; :00


The Jazz won game one by 20 points at the Alamodome, and last night they again had the Spurs on the ropes as the Mailman Karl Malone gets the steal and the jam on David Robinson on the break.
But Robinson would put one in his own mailbox and wipe out Malone with the power slam.
SUPER=32-San Antonio/=88/Utah/=77;


Cory Alexander applauds the effort as the Spurs win it 88-o-77.
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S-NHL


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-8
GRAPHIC=STANLEY CUP


The eastern conference semi-finals were back in the spotlight last night as the Stanley Cup playoffs continued.
The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Rangers 3-to-1 to take a commanding three games to one lead in that series.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Penguins vs. Rangers; :00

And the Pens can thanks goalie Ken Wregget for the win. Wregget made 16 of his 40 saves in the first period. Take a look at how he turns back this barrage of shots from ALL KINDS of directions.
But any goalies must eventually use his head, and Wregget literally does that as he covers this shot with his face mask in the crease. The Pens win 3-to-1.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD LOGO


The Panthers beat the Flyers 4-to-3 in overtime last night to tie that series at 2 games apiece.

S-Grindstone


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-5
GRAPHIC=VISA TRIPLE CROWN


For the first time since 1985, when "Spend A Buck" failed to pursue the Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby winner will miss next week's Preakness.
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SUPER=03-Louisville, KY/ABC - Saturday; :00


Today the handlers for Derby winner "Grindstone" announced that they are retiring the horse to stud, after bone chips were found in the thoroughbred's right knee.
The problem was discovered during the horse's first workout since the dramatic win on Saturday.
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S-Dupont


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-9
GRAPHIC=DUPONT


Lance Armstrong finished back in the pack yesterday, but he still has comfortable overall lead in the Tour Dupont after nine stages.
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SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00


The cyclists traveled 105 miles from Blowing Rock, North carolina to downtown Charlotte yesterday.
And for the first time during the Tour Dupont a member of the U.S. POstal Service sponsored team won a stage.
Sven Tautenburg crossed the line first on Tryon Street in the center of the Queen city as the business district shut down to watch the finish at two o'clock.
Lance was 25th, his lead is nearly 2 minutes heading into today's 118 mile ride from Rock HIll, South Carolinia to Greenville.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Still to come tonight some national publicity for George Lynch,
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and organizers are hoping for a big turnout at the upcoming Commonwealth game of Virginia later this Summer.
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S-W&L


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=W&L logo


The Washington & Lee women's tennis team is one win away from capturing a national championship out in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The Generals who are 19-and-0 on the season will play for the championship today at noon.

S-Games


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-10
GRAPHIC=Commonwealth games


The Commonwealth games are once again on the horizon for the Roanoke Valley.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :


Virginia Amateur Sports expects the 96 games to be bigger and better than ever since this is also an olympic year.
And many athletes have already made COMMITMENTS to attend this years game.
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((PETER LAMPMAN/VAS PRESIDENT: ))
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OUT Q=...........in Atlanta."
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SUPER=04-1995 Games; :


An estimated 10-thousand amateur athletes from throughout the state will be competing in 44 different sports.
And one of the big draws this year is basketball.
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((STUART ISRAEL/VAS DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT: ))
SUPER=01-Stuart Israel/VAS Director of Development; :
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=Hold Logo


The games are scheduled July 12-th through the 14-th.

S-Lynch


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#bb96-3
GRAPHIC=NBA PLAYOFFS


The NBA playoffs have been over for the Lakers George Lynch for about week, and although George's playing time dropped significantly this season, he is still getting some publicity.
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An article in the April edition of EBONY magazine, lists Big George as one of the NBA's most eligible bachelors.
The story entitled "Millionaire Hunks of the NBA" ranks George and his five year $7 million dollar contract right up there with the likes of Penny Hardaway and Grant Hill. WIPE TO ENG# (-------------)