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News-Heads

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Up next on News 7 at Five-
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A teen who went undercover for the cops-tells what it's like.
And Kentucky is facing the destruction- 750 homes destroyed by twisters there.
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Wx-Heads
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As we clear out tomorrow, we find cool air for this time of year covering the region. Details in the weather forecast in a few minutes.

Medical-heads


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On Health Check-- one patient explains the insurance hoops he's jumping through.
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Plus, in some weight loss clinics-- it might be more than pounds you'll lose.
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SOT 14:24:20
IN Q=It was pretty

((IT WAS PRETTY FUN. I DIDN'T DO IT FOR THE MONEY, I JUST PRETTY MUCH DID IT TO GET PEOPLE IN TROUBLE. LAUGHS))
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A teenaged undercover operative tells her story in court... the story of how she bought beer in 14 Roanoke convenience stores.
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5-Underage-Drinking


ANCHOR=Jean
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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Fifteen store clerks were convicted today of selling alcohol to minors.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Criminology students from Virginia Western Community College bought the booze last month... in 22 different convenience stores.
Rhonda Mack was one of the clerks charged with a misdemeanor.
She sold beer without asking for an I-D.
The 23-year old clerk admitted to the judge today that Linda Reinhard doesn't look old enough.
Reinhard is the daughter of a narcotics officer from Floyd.
She wants to be a police investigator herself one day.
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SOT 14:25:10
IN Q=It encouraged me

((LAURA REINHARD/UNDERCOVER BEER BUYER: IT ENCOURAGED ME A LOT, KNOWING THAT THESE PEOPLE WERE PUT TO THE TEST AND THEY WERE TOLD WHAT NOT TO DO. IF THEY ARE CLERKS OR IF THEY'LL EVER BE CLERKS AGAIN, THEN THEY'LL KNOW.))
SUPER=01-Laura Reinhard/Undercover Beer Buyer;
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OUT Q=then they'll know.
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The judge ordered Mack to pay a 25-dollar fine.
Store clerks who pled guilty today were let go with a SUSPENDED fine and NO jail time.
The stiffest penalty was a 250-dollar fine.
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5-Allman


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A guilty manslaughter plea is expected from the man accused of killing a Vinton couple after a car chase with Roanoke County Police.
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21-year old Scott Allman was in court this morning-- but waived his preliminary hearing.
Last month a Vinton family was killed after their car was hit by Allman's car.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./April 22;


Allman's attorney says his client never meant to hurt anyone.
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IN Q=He feels very badly

((TOM BLAYLOCK/ALLMAN'S ATTORNEY: HE FEELS VERY BADLY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. YOU KNOW HE'S BEEN IN JAIL FOR SOME PERIOD OF TIME. HE'S HAD TIME TO REFLECT ON WHAT HE DID. AND HE REALIZES THAT ALL THIS COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED IF HE'D HAVE JUST STOPPED. I THINK WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER IN THIS YOUNG MAN IS, YES HE INTENTIONALLY RAN FORM POLICE AND THERE'S NOT GOING TO BE CONTEST TO THAT. BUT HE DIDN'T INTENTIONALLY KILL ANYBODY.))
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However, the Commonwealth's Attorney says it's too late for Allman to second guess his decision.
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IN Q=He had a number...

((SKIP BURKART/ROANOKE CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: ))
SUPER=01-Skip Burkart/Roanoke Co. Commonwealth's Attorney;
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OUT Q=caviler about the whole thing.
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Allman is scheduled to enter his plea next month.

5-Israel


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Too close to call.
That's the case in Israel where the nation is electing a Prime Minister.
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Polls give Incumbent (She-MOAN PEAR-ez) Shimon Peres a slight lead.
The fate of the peace process he helped launch is on the line.
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((SHIMON PERES/ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER: I HOPE THE NATION WILL DECIDE FOR PEACE.))
SUPER=01-Shimon Peres/Israeli Prime Minister; 00 very quick!!
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OUT Q=decide for peace."
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Challenger Benjamin (Net-an-YAH-hoo) Netanyahu says he'll deliver peace without concessions- without withdrawal.
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((BENJAMIN NETANYAHU/CANDIDATE: I'M GONNA DO MY BEST TO WIN THIS COUNTRY. THE HOPE, THE PEACE AND THE SECURITY THAT IT DESERVES.))
SUPER=01-Benjamin Netanyahu/Prime Minister Candidate;
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OUT Q=THAT IT DESERVES."
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T-V exit polls say (Pear-es) Peres has 51 percent, (Net-en-YAH-hoo) Netanyahu- 49 percent.
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5-Whitewater


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The lead juror in the Whitewater trial says the President's testimony had nothing to do with the guilty verdicts.
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((SANDY WOOD/JURY FOREWOMAN: ALTHOUGH THE PRESIDENT WAS VERY CREDIBLE, HE JUST DIDN'T SHED A LOT OF LIGHT ON THE INDIVIDUAL TRANSACTIONS WHICH IS WHAT WE KEYED IN ON.))
SUPER=01-Sandy Wood/Jury Forewoman;
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OUT Q=WHAT WE KEYED IN ON.
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SUPER=03-Little Rock, AK;


The jury convicted Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker and the President's former business partners, James and Susan McDougal- of fraud.
Wood said the jury's decision was based on the paper trail of evidence as well as verbal testimony.
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5-Tornado


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Kentucky is cleaning up after tornadoes ripped through the state- south of Louisville.
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SUPER=03-Mt. Washington, KY;


As many as 750 homes were destroyed- many others damaged.
Missy Goo-Shay and her son crouched in the bathtub while the twister roared overhead.
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((MISSY GOUSHEA/TORNADO VICTIM: WE JUST JUMPED IN THE BATH TUB AND PUT THE COVERS OVER US. YOU COULD HEAR IT GOING OVER THOUGH AND EVERYTHING JUST STARTED BLOWING.))
SUPER=01-Missy Goushea/Tornado Victim;
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OUT Q=started blowing.
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Missy's home is now just a pile of rubble- Next door a wall is still standing-- holding a symbol of hope for many.
So far no fatalities reported
Eight people were treated at the hospital for injuries.
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TOSS TO ROBIN
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HARD MUSIC UNDER


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Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- why is a change in state policy making some sheriff's departments smaller. We'll explain.
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And a little later-- John F- Kennedy is remembered on what would have been his 79th birthday.
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ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check-- the skinny on weight loss centers.
One consumer group says the public doesn't know the whole story. 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean
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Some people think tattoos are chic-while others aren't quite as impressed.
ANCHOR=Connie


Patrick Evans is checking out the popularity of tattoos when NEWS-7 returns. cc sponsor

5-Comp-Board


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A change in state policy could mean fewer deputies for a number of localities in western Virginia.
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SUPER=03-Salem;


Salem, for example, has had ten deputies since the current courthouse opened in 1978.
But now the State Compensation Board says the city needs only five officers to serve papers and maintain court security.
The cuts will only come through attrition- Salem Sheriff Everette Oben-shain says at least one of his deputies is preparing to retire.
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IN Q=I've got one that's retiring

((EVERETTE OBENSHAIN/SALEM SHERIFF: I'VE GOT ONE THAT'S RETIRING IN JULY. I'VE GOT ONE MORE THAT WILL PROBABLY BE RETIRING IN THREE TO FOUR YEARS. AND I WOULD LIKE TO LEAVE SOMETIME IN THE NEAR FUTURE. AND IF I LEAVE AND THEY MOVE ONE OF MY DEPUTIES UP TO MY POSITION. THAT'S ANOTHER POSITION THAT WON'T BE REPLACED.))
SUPER=01-Everette Obenshain/Salem Sheriff;
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OUT Q= won't be replaced.
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Other localities in western Virginia stand to lose some state funding, but officials say they remain optimistic that the compensation board will reconsider the cuts on an individual basis.

5-sENATE-RACE


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It was a banner day for Senate candidate Jim Miller.
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A 100-dollar a plate fundraiser was the occasion. Some high profile Republicans endorsed Miller over their own party's incumbent Senator.
The high point came from the daughter of late party legend Dick Obenshain -- who announced the endorsement of former Governor Mills Godwin.
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((JIM MILLER/R-SENATE CANDIDATE: I'M VERY GRATEFUL TO HIM FOR THIS ENDORSEMENT. I THINK THAT WILL GO VERY FAR IN THE OLD DOMINION. What kind of translation is that into votes? OH I THINK IT WILL BE A BIG BOOST, AND I'M VERY GRATEFUL TO HIM FOR THAT.))
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But moments after that announcement, Governor Godwin told reporters via telephone that he'd only given permission to announce he was sorry he couldn't make it to the luncheon.
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Godwin says he's supporting Miller over John Warner, but declined to call it an endorsement.

5-kENNEDY


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Today would have been John F Kennedy's 79th birthday.
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SUPER=03-Arlington;


To commemorate the day, a wreath was placed at Kennedy's grave in Arlington National Cemetery- It was part of an armed forces full honor ceremony for the nation's 35th president.
The eternal flame which burns at the gravesite was installed after the late Jacqueline Kennedy saw a similar memorial in Paris at the French Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Besides Kennedy, the only other President buried in Arlington National Cemetery is Chief Justice WIlliam Howard Taft who died in 1930.
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Is it a fad or an art-form? Either way, tattoos are popular again.
SUPER=21-Patrick Evans;
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stocks bump next

5-TATTOOS


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Regardless of how you feel about tattoos, there are several places you can get one in the Star City, and DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK Patrick Evans joins us from Skin Thrills to tell us more about who gets tattoos and why.
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SUPER=21-Patrick Evans;
SUPER=22-Roanoke;
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DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN

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health music under


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Still to come in the newscast-- how does the Commonwealth rank when it comes to the healthiest place to live in the country?
ANCHOR=Connie


And on Health Check--
A story from the front line in the health care battle.
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We'll hear from a retired postal service worker who had no idea he'd spend his golden years fighting for medical essentials.
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((THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG SOMEWHERE. I'M SURE I'M NOT ALONE ON THIS, THERE'S PROBABLY THOUSANDS OF OTHERS BEING TREATED THE SAME WAY. ))
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5-Weight-Loss


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You might lose more money than fat in some weight-loss clinics.
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SUPER=03-Washington DC;


At least that's the worry of the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
The Consumer Group says there's no clear guide to the cost of the programs, or how effective they are.
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SOT 14:09:16
IN Q=We wanted

((LEILA FARZAN/C.S.P.I. ATTORNEY: WE WANTED TO SEE IF THESE PROGRAMS WERE EFFECTIVE...THAT IS HOW MANY ACTUALLY COMPLETE THE PROGRAM AND HOW MANY KEEP IT OFF. NONE WE VISITED, NOT NUTRA-SYSTEMS, NOT JENNY CRAIG, NOT PHYSICIANS WEIGHT LOSS, NOT DIET CENTER, NOT WEIGHT WATCHERS ROUTINELY MAINTAINS AND DISTRIBUTES DATA. ))
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The group is calling on the Federal Trade Commission to step up regulation of the weight-loss industry.
In response, Weight Watchers says it backs industry standards, and already discloses all fees.

5-Medicare


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These days, we hear many health care horror stories involving insurance foul-ups, billing nightmares and the sky-rocketing cost of medical supplies.
Now, Grady McCartney of New Castle, a retired postal worker has a story of his own.
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IN Q=I retired, I though
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((
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((GRADY MCCARTNEY: I RETIRED, I THOUGHT I'D TAKE IT EASY, I DIDN'T KNOW I'D BE WORRIED TO DEATH WITH MY MEDICAL BILLS AND THINGS.))
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In 1991, Grady McCartney had surgery for bladder cancer.
He now uses urostomy bags-- an essential medical supply-- as his bladder was eventually removed.
He was purchasing his bags from Regal Medical Services-- paying up front.
The company then filed his claim, for him to be reimbursed by Medicare, and his supplemental Trigon Blue Cross/Blue Shield plan.
Everything was going smoothly, until McCartney was told Regal Medical Services was charging way above the allowable.
But Regal Medical Services claims the ALLOWABLE is way below the COST to the medical supplier.
Now, Regal claims they've been told by Blue Cross Blue Shield to sell at a loss, or not at all.
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IN Q=No business can

((BETTY SCHUETTE/REGAL MEDICAL SERVICES: NO BUSINESS CAN TAKE THAT KIND OF A HIT DAY IN AND DAY OUT AND STAY SOLVENT AND IF THEY ARE GOING TO FORCE US TO ACCEPT THAT ALLOWABLE ALL WE CAN DO IS TO DISCONTINUE THE PRODUCT. ))
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So Regal Medical Services will no longer be selling urostomy bags to McCartney.
McCartney has hired Pat Palmer with Medical Recovery Services to help him decipher the situation-- and find the bags he desperately needs. He expects the same problem WHEREVER he buys them.
Palmer says the bottom line should be the patient-- and if the supplier and the insurer are having a problem, it should be their problem.
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IN Q=Our first thought

((PAT PALMER/MEDICAL RECOVERY SERVICES: OUR FIRST THOUGHT WHEN WE GOT INVOLVED WITH MR MCCARTNEY'S BILLS IS HOW MANY OTHER INDIVIDUALS ARE GOING THROUGH THE SAME THING THAT HAVE NO IDEA, AND MAY NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY FOR THEIR SUPPLIES WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ALL THOSE INDIVIDUALS? I'M SURE THE CITY IS JUST FILLED WITH PEOPLE LIKE THAT.))
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IN Q=Now I am

((GRADY MCCARTNEY: NOW I AM BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE, I HAVE TO HAVE THESE THINGS, AND IF I CAN'T BUY THEM, I DON'T KNOW...WHAT AM I GOING TO DO? WHAT AM I GOING TO DO? ))
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Pat Palmer has found hundreds of people in similar situations.
And she says it works both ways-- just as policies deny necessities, she believes they also overspend as well.
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IN Q=We're just

((PAT PALMER: WE'RE JUST HOPING THAT SOMEONE WILL TAKE THE INITIATIVE TO TRY TO GET SOME CONTROL ON WHAT IS HAPPENING, BECAUSE NOT ONLY WILL MEDICARE GO UNDER, BUT INSURANCE PREMIUMS WILL SKYROCKET WHERE NO ONE IS GOING TO HAVE ANYTHING IF WE DON'T TRY TO STRAIGHTEN OUT SOME OF THE SITUATIONS ))
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Medicare has reviewed McCartney's files for us-- they're trying to put together a list of businesses where McCartney could get these bags at a price closer to the allowable.
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In the meantime, a Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield representative says that as a preferred provider, Regal Medical Services must accept the allowable price-- even if it means selling their products at a loss.
This afternoon, Trigon said it will help Mr. McCartney.
2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


Turning now to sports-- Virginia Tech breaks ground on a new sports complex.
ANCHOR=Connie


Plus Mike tells us how the N-C-double-A baseball championship wrapped up in dramatic fashion in Salem.

S5-NCAA


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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the midweek sports ticker, on a day when sun finally came back out at Salem Memorial Stadium.
The NCAA division three baseball tournament that was supposed to end yesterday, didn't get to play its championship game until today at high noon.
Rain had slowed the event the past five days.
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SUPER=03-Salem/Cal Lutheran vs. Wm. Paterson; :00


But the wait was worth it as the title game turned into a thriller.
After Cal Lutheran took a 5-to-1 lead into the bottom of the 8th, William Paterson came alive.
With two men on and no outs, Mark Demenna, the Lefty will smash a 3 run homer over the right field fence to get the Pioneers within one run at 5-to-4.
Paterson put two more runners on base, and with one out in the inning, Greg Cimilucca will come through with the game winning hit, a shot down the right field line that plates Paul Bumbaco and Brian Kelly, who just barely beats the tag at the plate.
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Paterson comes from five runs down to win the NCAA division three title.
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((GREG CIMILUCCA/GETS GAME WINNING HIT:)) ((JEFF ALBIES/WM. PATERSON HEAD COACH:))
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SUPER=01-Jeff Albies/Wm. Paterson Head Coach; :
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S5-Tech


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With a new track under construction, Virginia Tech's men's track coach is hoping to recruit athletes he says wouldn't have given him the time of day before.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Officials broke ground on the complex this morning.
It includes an Olympic- quality track AND soccer field.
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SOT 12:33:54
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((RUSS WHITENACK/VT MEN'S HEAD TRACK COACH: WE'RE GONNA BE ABLE TO BRING IN SOME OUTSTANDING ATHLETES FROM ALL OVER NOW, HOLD MEETS HERE, ALLOW OTHER PEOPLE TO TRAIN HERE. I SEE ENORMOUS IMPACTS FOR EVERYBODY IN THE COMMUNITY AS WELL AS THE UNIVERSITY. ))
SUPER=01-Russ Whitenack/VT Men's Head Track Coach;
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Whitenack says he's been promised a an outdoor track since the old one was razed to make room for the baseball field in 1982.
Finally, money from the football's team's 1995 Sugar Bowl win combined with donations to fund the one-point- eight million dollar project.
The soccer field should be ready for matches this fall, with the track due for completion in November.
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ANCHOR=Mike
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Much more coming your way at six, including Steve Mason live from Cave Spring Junior High the site of tonight's Riverdawgs-Hampton soccer showdown.
Have a great night everybody. take a break

5-Healthy-States


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Which is the healthiest state in the country?
According to the fourth annual survey conducted by Morgan Quitno Press,
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Iowa is-- it moved up the ranks from number eight last year to number one.
Rounding out the top five: Vermont is second then Hawaii, Utah and
Minnesota is fifth.


Connecticut is number six.
Last year's number one: New Hampshire--it fell to the seventh healthiest state to live.
Virginia checks in at number 10.
How about the least healthiest?
Arkansas has that dubious distinction.
Missouri, Nevada, Alabama and Louisiana are also near the bottom of the list.
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The rankings are based on 23 factors -- including infant mortality rates, adult smoking percentages and the amount spent on health care.

six-preview


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ANCHOR=Jean


Remember the boy who wasn't allowed to read his Rush Limbaugh book in his elementary school class?
Jean/Keith double boxes


Well now the plot thickens-- here's Keith Humphry to explain.
ANCHOR=Keith
Jean as we told you beforeSUPER=@Keith1;

the parents of a fourth grader at Montvale Elementary school
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are suing the school after they banned the Limbaugh book their son was reading.
The talk show host today reportedly made an announcement concerning his book and the Bedford County boy--
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ANCHOR=Keith
We'll have the latest in this saga double boxes keith/Jean

along with other stuff in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at SIX.
ANCHOR=Jean
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(ad lib bye)