23:00-01

Open

Super=#4064; Headline Banner
SUPER=@Jean1;
SUPER=@Robin1;
SUPER=@Mike1;



Norfolk-Southern


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#97-2
GRAPHIC=Rail Merger


The battle for railroad giant Conrail is over.
C-S-X and Norfolk Southern have agreed to split the railroad.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Conrail agreed to the split as part of its merger with C-S-X.
The two railroads sought a friendly merger, but Norfolk Southern mounted a hostile battle after it feared it would lose crucial rail lines in the Northeast,
The ten and a-half billion dollar deal would transform the freight rail system in the heavily congested north, where Conrail has dominated for more than two decades.
(----------------)



Olympic-Bombing


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Olympic Explosion


New leads tonight in the Olympic Park Bombing- and several other recent explosions in Atlanta.
As Jim Stewart reports, the bombings all shared key components.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Oak Ridge, TN; 00
SUPER=03-Atlanta/July 96; 09
SUPER=01-Jim Stewart/Reporting; (no standup)
RUNS=1:30
OUT Q=CBS News, Washington."

((The first clue that there may be a link between the crimes came from here...the Department of Energy's National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Metallurgical tests on debris from Atlanta's Olympic Park explosion showed a similarity between it and fragments left over from two explosions outside an Atlanta abortion clinic earlier this year ....and a bomb that went off outside a gay and lesbian nightclub in Atlanta two weeks ago.
Sources tell CBS News it is far to early to say for certain the three crimes were committed by the same person or persons...but that odds are - quote- "beginning to shift in that direction."
Investigators say they have two additional forensic tests to finish before they reach a conclusion...and that one dissimilarity they can't explain is that the Olympic bomb was made from black powder...while the other two bombs were constructed from dynamite.
Meanwhile....agents pouring over photographs and video taken in Centennial park the night of the Olympic bombing have zeroed in on six people they would like to question. One of the photographs is described as enhanced to the point of being virtually unrecognizable.
The photographs of five other people, however, are expected to be released at an FBI news conference in Atlanta next week. The bureau will apparently seek the public's help in locating the five people, all of whom were near the blast site .....and two of whom were described as carrying backpacks. The Olympic bomb was hidden inside a military-style knapsack when it exploded. Jim Stewart, CBS News, Washington.))

US-Air


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=US AIR


A federal court decides U-S Air was negligent in the 1994 crash that killed 37 people.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/July 1994;


Flight 10-16 went down near the Charlotte Airport in a thunderstorm.
Jurors said U-S Air's negligence was not intentional-
That means the airline now known as U-S Airways can not be held liable for wrongful death claims.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:12:18
IN Q=The decision

((NANCY ROHRBACH/US AIRWAYS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT: THE DECISION TODAY DOES NOT DETRACT FROM THE FACT, THAT FOR US AIRWAYS AS FOR ALL AIRLINES IN THIS COUNTRY, SAFETY IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY.))
SUPER=01-Nancy Rohrbach/US Airways Senior Vice Pres.;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=our first priority.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Safety officials say a strong wind slammed the jet into the ground as it tried to land.
The airline says traffic controllers did not alert the crew to the storm.
(----------------)



Bedford-Rodeo


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-11
GRAPHIC=rodeo


It can be a dangerous, even deadly sport, but bull riders in Bedford County say they'd sooner die than give up rodeo riding.
Steve Smallshaw takes us inside the ring where eight seconds can seem like a lifetime.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=The night began
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Bob Williams/Rodeo Organizer; :34
SUPER=@ssm1; :46
SUPER=01-Dude Vosler/Bull Rider; :57
SUPER=01-Buster Ferrell/Bull Rider; 1:30
RUNS=1:42
OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.


(( The night began with a tribute to 28- year- old Ronald Phillipe, the Bedford County man who died last week after the bull he'd been riding stepped on him.
It was a sobering moment, but for the forty or so cowboys here it was quickly forgotten.
natsot music
RUNS=:02


They come here from as far away as New Jersey and Pennsylvania to compete for modest cash prizes and the thrill of conquering these massive animals.
Two of them have died inside this ring in the last year, but organizers say every safety precaution is taken.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 00:33:14
IN Q=They all have

((BOB WILLIAMS/RODEO ORGANIZER: THEY ALL HAVE TO WEAR A VEST... THAT'S GUARANTEED.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=that's guaranteed.
(/////SOT/////)

SU
IN Q=The ambulance

((The ambulance parked outside serves as a constant reminder of the everpresent danger that lurks INSIDE the ring. But rodeo riders say their love for the sport makes the risk worthwhile. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=risk worthwhile.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 00:16:48
IN Q=It's a risky

((DUDE VOSLER/BULL RIDER: IT'S A RISKY GAME... ..BEFORE YOU START.))
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=before you start.


17- year- old Buster Ferrell's father rode bulls.. Buster hopes to make this his career.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 00:24:54
IN Q=It's just always

((BUSTER FERRELL/BULL RIDER: IT'S JUST ALWAYS BEEN A DREAM OF MINE.. LIVING MY DREAM.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=living my dream.
natsot
RUNS=:02


Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))

Northside


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=abo
TAPE#97-10
GRAPHIC=None


Police arrested eight teens at Northside High School and charged them with trespassing, possession of a handgun on school property, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Police found this nine-millimeter handgun along with 13 golf-ball-sized bags of marijuana in cars belonging to the teens.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The teens are NOT students and apparently were wandering around IN the school.
Authorities say the teens became belligerent and refused to leave.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 19:31:41
IN Q=They were in

((OFFICER T.M. MILES/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE: THEY WERE IN A VERBAL ALTERCATION WITH THE PRINCIPAL WHO WAS TRYING TO HAVE THEM LEAVE, WASN'T DOING ANYTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY OTHER THAN, YOU KNOW, GENTLEMEN, YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE PARKING LOT, HE WAS CURSED AT.))
SUPER=01-T.M. Miles/Roanoke Co. Police;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=cursed at.
(----------------)


One of the teens told police he was looking for a student-- but police don't know if they intended to use the gun or distribute the marijuana at the school.
(----------------)


Bus-Fire


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-3
GRAPHIC=NONE


Salem officials are trying to figure out what caused a school bus fire today.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem


The driver had dropped off students from East Salem Elementary and was heading to the garage, when she noticed white smoke coming from an electrical panel.
She stopped the bus and went to get help.
When she came back, the bus was in flames.
No one was hurt.
(----------------)



Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 11, Attorney General Jim Gilmore defends the states only black Congressional district,
(--------------)
VO-NAT


And a Richmond woman could be the lastest person to die with the assistance of suicide doctor Jack Kevorkian.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Robin

Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#1

Roll
TALENT=Robin
SS=NONE
SUPER=80-56/35/0.00''/54/29/0.00''/50/29/0.00''/50/30/0.00'';
SUPER=81-59/36/0.00''/59/30/0.00''/46/25/0.00'';
SUPER=82-1.52''/plus 0.80''/5.91''/minus 0.47'';
SUPER=83-Down 0.07 foot/Down 0.70 foot;Lake levels


Kevorkian


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=Kevorkian


It appears the latest person to die with Jack Kevorkian's help- is from Richmond.
Police are investigating the death of 59 year old Helen Livengood.
She apparently took a charter plane from Richmond to Detroit.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Romulus, MI;


Police say she died last night at the Hilton Hotel in Romulus- just west of Detroit-
Jack Kevorkian's attorney is now also representing Livengood's family.
He says Livengood suffered from crippling arthritis and had been confined to a wheel chair.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 20:33:45
IN Q=

((GEOFFREY FEIGER/LIVENGOOD FAMILY ATTORNEY: SHE WAS A CHRISTIAN WHO FELT VERY STRONGLY AND I WANT TO USE HER WORLDS THAT SHE HAD THE SAME RIGHT TO CHOSE AT THE END OF HER LIFE AS HER SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.))
SUPER=01-Geoffrey Feiger/Livengood Family Attorney;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST."
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=HOLD


Feiger would not say if Kevorkian was involved in the death.
Livengood is survived by her husband and 14 siblings.

Third-District


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-9
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


Attorney General Jim Gilmore is defending the state's only black majority congressional district to a higher court.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Gilmore says he's appealing to show the state had a compelling interest for the funny-looking district.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 07:18:07
IN Q=But we

((JIM GILMORE/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: BUT WE ALSO NEED TO UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHAT THE COURT IS TELLING US ABOUT THE LINE OF CASES WE'VE JUST SEEN ....SOLID GUIDANCE ON THIS.))
SOT 04:37:00

((SO I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD RUSH TO DRAW A DISTRICT UNTIL WE KNOW WHAT THE LAW SAYS, WHAT IS REQUIRED UNDER THE LAW, AND UNTIL ALL PEOPLE UNDERSTAND HOW THEY WILL BE IMPACTED BY THE RE-DRAWING OF THE LINES.))
SUPER=@Gilmore;
SUPER=01-Linda Byrd-Harden/Va. NAACP; :19
RUNS=:30
OUT Q=the lines.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Virginia's only black congressman, Bobby Scott, represents the third district.
(-------0---------)


Statewide-Tickets


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-5
GRAPHIC=Election 97


1997 is one of the premier years in Virginia politics.
Voters pick a governor, a lieutenant governor, and an attorney general.
Monday, Don Beyer kicks off his campaign.
Ellen Qualls has the big picture.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Virginia Democrats
SUPER=03-Richmond/November 1993; :00
SUPER=03-Hampton/June 1996; :26
SUPER=03-Salem/May 1996; :34
SUPER=01-Chris LaCavita/Va. GOP Director; :42
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:03
RUNS=1:48
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( Virginia Democrats have known what they wanted since George Allen was elected four years ago.
Revenge.
AND Alexandria car dealer Don Beyer.
Beyer's unopposed for the top of the ticket.
Former fifth district Congressman and Wintergreen developer L.F. Payne is alone in his quest for the lieutenant governor nod.
And 1993 nominee and Arlington attorney Bill Dolan's back for the attorney general nomination... also unopposed.
So the most cost-effective route for the candidates is a May 10th convention in Richmond, like this one last year in Hampton.
Virginia Republicans, in contrast, must narrow a field of eight down to three for their statewide ticket.
NO convention this time around.
sot 04:49:03

((CHRIS LACAVITA/VA. GOP DIRECTOR: IN 93 AND 94, WE HAD IN EXCESS OF 15- THOUSAND PEOPLE, FORCING US TO RENT OUT LARGER AUDITORIUMS LIKE THE RICHMOND COLISEUM. AND--)) BUTT*BUTT
sot 04:49:19

((CHRIS LACAVITA/VA. GOP DIRECTOR: BUT BEING THAT THE SUPREME COURT RULED THAT CHARGING OF THOSE FEES WAS CONTRARY TO THE 1965 VOTING RIGHTS ACT, WE CAN NO LONGER DO THAT.))
runs=:19



sot standup


So for that reason, and to cut down on in-fighting and hopefully to inspire more voters early on in the process, the party's holding a June 10th primary.
runs=:00


At the top of the ticket, of course, Attorney General Jim Gilmore...a former Henrico County prosecutor.
But the competition to run with Gilmore for lieutenant governor is three deep.
Party treasurer and former tobacco executive John Hager.
McLean charter jet entrepreneur Coleman Andrews.
And Fauquier Delegate Jay Katzen.
Former public safety secretary Jerry Kilgore of Scott County is in a field of four for attorney general.
He's joined by Virginia Beach Senator Ken Stolle...Chesapeake Senator Mark Earley...and McLean attorney Gil Davis.
Expect record campaign dollars to flow.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
Tease#2

Soft Music Under
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=none


Coming up next, Robin Reed will have your weekend forecast,
(----------------)
VO-NAT

and we'll see how a little girl's science project is getting some national attention.
(-----------------)

MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#2



Ferrum-Kid


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-1
GRAPHIC=Education


It started off as a science project... but it's turned into much more for a Ferrum Elementary School student.
Scott Prince explains.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Most folks
SUPER=04-File Tape; :00
SUPER=01-Beth Crow/Ferrum Elementary School Teacher; :12
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :20
SUPER=01-Christine Krawczel/Grade School Writer; (QUICK!!!) :30
SUPER=@Scott2; :35
SUPER=01-Tim Krawczel/Christine's Dad; :42
RUNS=1:19
OUT Q=S.P., N- 7, Franklin Co.

((5 n Most folks agree that salt is a necessary weapon when battling the winter elements.
But what effect does it have on the environment once the snow is gone?
That's what a Ferrum Elementary School teacher asked her students last year.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:59:48
IN Q=From there

((BETH CROW/FERRUM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER: FROM THERE, THAT'S WHERE CHRISTINE TOOK IT UPON HERSELF TO INVESTIGATE. ))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=to investigate


"Christine" is 10- year- old Christine Krawczel.
Her report on salt not only netted her extra credit points... but national recognition as well.
Christine's paper was published in last month's edition of "Dragonfly"... a science magazine for kids.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:13:43
IN Q=I didn't

((CHRISTINE KRAWCZEL/GRADE SCHOOL WRITER: I DIDN'T THINK IT WOULD GO THAT FAR! ))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=that far


Christine conducted an experiment to see if salt had any effect on plants and flowers.
She got some help... but not that much according to her dad.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:50:39
IN Q=We helped

((TIM KRAWCZEL/CHRISTINE'S DAD: WE HELPED HER BUY THE CUPS AND PUT THE DIRT IN IT. SHE PUT THE STUFF TOGETHER, WATERED IT AND FIGURED OUT WHAT WAS HAPPENING AND WHAT WASN'T HAPPENING. SHE DID WHAT SHE WAS SUPPOSE TO DO IN TERMS OF MANAGING THE PROJECT THE WHOLE WAY THROUGH. ))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=way through


Christine found that salt stunted and even killed certain plants.
She's knows the importance of road salt, but she's hoping for something less damaging to the environment.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:18:30
IN Q=If they

((CHRISTINE KRAWCZEL: IF THEY COME UP WITH ANOTHER SOLUTION TO KEEP THE ROADS FROM NOT GETTING ICY, I WOULD RECOMMEND NOT USING SALT FOR THEM. ))
RUNS=:09
OUT=salt for them


Who knows... maybe she'll be the one to come up with an alternative.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Franklin County. Wx-Tape
SUPER=305-56/35/80/1974/14/1960;
SUPER=306-39/26/59/E-3mph/30.32f/6:42am/6:20pm;


Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Increasing Clouds/And Chilly/33-36/Partly Sunny/Wind SW-15/60-62;
SUPER=331-Increasing Clouds/Light Winds/35-38/Mostly Sunny/And Mild/60-64;
SUPER=332-Increasing Clouds/Light Winds/28-30/Mix Of Clouds/And Sun/56-58;
SUPER=333-Increasing Clouds/Light Winds/30-33/Partly Sunny/Wind SW-10/58-60;
SUPER=334-Increasing Clouds/Calm Wind/26-30/Variable Clouds/Wind W-10/53-56;
SUPER=X5001;


S-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-2
GRAPHIC=NONE


Highlights of state quarterfinal high school boy's basketball wins by Liberty, Glenvar and Floyd coming up tonight.
Also, highlights of all four ACC games from today.
Plus, the Express wins and the Gordon other and Jeff wins the pole at Atlanta.
But first,
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00


Ed Scott, the former Patrick Henry field boss has agreed to take over the program at James Wood high school in Winchester.
He spent 7 years at Patrick Henry before quitting this last November.
Before coming to PH he coached Park View to a state title during his 14 year stay at that school.
The rest of the sports coming up right after this break.
(-------------)

go to break

S-UVA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#VB97-1
GRAPHIC=ACC


A wild and wooly day at the ACC tournament in Greensboro came to a close this evening with Virginia taking on North Carolina in the fourth and final quarterfinal game of the day.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Tarheels vs. Cavaliers; :00


As expected Carolina's inside game was tough in the first half as Serge Zwicker's jam gives UNC a 34-to-28 halftime lead.
That lead was into double figures in the second half thanks to plays this this Okalajua slam dunk follow shot in the paint.
But UVa just would not go away. Curtis Staples nails the three pointer to cut the lead to 3.
Then Courtney Alexander throws in a bomb from the right side and ties the game at 59-all with just over 5 minutes to go.
SUPER=33-N. Carolina/78/Virginia/68;


But Carolina would take over the rest of the way as they knock Virginia out of the ACC tourney with the 78 to 68 win.
(-------------)
ANCHOR=Mike
SS=acc


Virginia is now 18-and-12 on the season.

S-Wake


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-23
GRAPHIC=ACC LOGO


The Tarheels will now face two time defending champ Wake Forest, a 66-to-65 survivor against Florida State.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Seminoles vs. Deacons; :00


The Seminoles beat Wake earlier this year, so most thought this would be close.
However, Tim Duncan scored 31 points to put Wake up by a dozen in the second half.
But FSU would retaliate with 6-11 SUPER=33-Wake Forest/66/Florida St./65;

Randall Jackson leading finishing the transition hoop with the score.
But Wake prevails 66-to-65.
(-------------)


S-Duke


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-1
GRAPHIC=ACC LOGO


The upset of day took place in the afternoon session as North Carolina State eliminated Duke.
(----------------)
VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Blue Devils vs Wolfpack; :


Coach K and the Blue Devils had a comfortable lead at this point in the game.
Jeff Capel takes it to the hoop and scores off the glass Duke led 42 to 28.
But the Wolfpack rallied Jeremy Hyatt's three put State ahead, and he scored this layup to make it 50 to 46 State.
Clint Harrison put the icing on SUPER=33-Duke/60/N.C. State/66/;the cake

with the jam as time was running out and N.C. State upsets Duke 66 to 60.
(-------------)



S-Maryland


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#bb97-4
GRAPHIC=NONE
wipe to eng#
(----------------)
VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Tigers vs. Terrapins; :00


The Wolfpack now plays Maryland in the semi-finals tomorrow.
Gary Williams' team watched Clemson get within five points with 5:30 to play on this inside hoop by Harold Jamison. It's 59-to-54 Maryland.
But the Terps regrouped and put it SUPER=33-Maryland/76/Clemson/61;

away down the stretch as Terrell Stokes hits the 3 ball and Maryland beats Clemson 76-to-61.
(-------------)



S-Liberty


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-2
GRAPHIC=Group AA


Liberty is headed back to the state Group Two-A final four.
Tonight in Rustburg, the Minutemen played 32 solid minutes in a 92 to 75 win over Martinsville.
Roy Stanley has more.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=03-Rustburg/Minutemen vs Bulldogs; :00
SUPER=01-"Peanut" Arrington, Jr./32 Points; :41
SUPER=01-Troy Wells/Martinsville Head Coach; :48
SUPER=33-Liberty/92/Martinsville/75/; 1:05
SUPER=01-Rodney Morris/16 Points; 1:14
SUPER=01-Mark Hanks/Liberty Head Coach; 1:23
SUPER=@Roy1; 1:23
RUNS=1:40
OUT Q=......news 7 sports."
(-------------)


S-Glenvar


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-27
GRAPHIC=GROUP A


The Group A quarterfinal round featured a doubleheader down at the Dedmon Center tonight.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Radford/Glenvar vs. J.I. Burton; :00


Art Lawrence's Highlanders were ready to get this opener over and move on. But first they had to put away J.I. Burton.
And the boys from Norton looked sharp early as Isaac Adkins knocks in the short jumper for two of his team high 24 points.
But it was all Glenvar after that as they pad a 13 point halftime lead with Josh Williamson going coast to coast for the layin and foul. He finished with 27 points.
Glenvar kept hammering the Black SUPER=33-Glenvar/75/J.I. Burton/69;

Raiders as Williamson gives it to Chris Evans. He scores 18 and the Highlanders advance to the final four with 75-to-69 win.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="Great victory...

((ART LAWRENCE/GLENVAR HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Art Lawrence/Glenvar Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=...to state."
(----------------)
VO-NAT con't
SUPER=04-Floyd Co. vs. Haysi; :00


In the nightcap, Alan Cantrell's Buffaloes had their hands full with Haysi.
The Region D champs were hot early as Heath Sutherland finds Cory Bostic for the drive and score and the lead.
The Buffs then went to work with Adam Harris assisting Travis Cantrell on the three point bucket to tie it..
SUPER=33-Haysi/72/Floyd Co./84 ;


Floyd continued to hang on as Jason Dalton scores off the Alan Underwood pass and Floyd beats Haysi 84 to 72.
(-------------)


Sports Tease


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


Still to come tonight, qualifying results from Atlanta,
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#


and highlights from the Roundhouse as the Roanoke Express looks to jump the Checkers.
(-------------)


S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-25
GRAPHIC=EXPRESS/CHECKERS


The Roanoke Express came into tonight's game with Charlotte leading the Checkers by just a point in the East Division standings.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Checkers vs. Express; :00


The Express still has hopes of catching Richmond so, tonight's game was huge.
But it was Charlotte that came out with the hot hand. Number 22, Matt Robbins fires the shot from the right side and number 11 Eric Boulton tips it in. The Checkers jumped on top 2-to-nothing.
But Roanoke would rally with Jeff Jablonski blasting one in from the left side. Nick Vitucci doesn't even see it as Roanoke starts to come back.
SUPER=38-Charlotte/5/Roanoke/6/Sudden Death Shootout;


The Checkers went up 3-to-1, but Roanoke came back with a flurry of offense and the Express is able to win it 6-to-5 in a shootout.
Raleigh is in town tomorrow night.
(-------------)


S-Qualify


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#r-35
GRAPHIC=atlanta speedway


The Winston Cup cars are outside Atlanta this weekend for the Primestar 500, and a Gordon other than Jeff won the pole.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Hampton, GA/Winston Cup Qualifying;:00


Mark Martin qualified on the outside of row one with a speed of 185 point 918 miles an hour.
That wasn't a surprise but this is. Rookie Robby Gordon won the pole at 186 and half miles an hour.
Now the top 25.
(/////SOT/////)

WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5016;
SUPER=0107-1. Robby Gordon/186.507/2. Mark Martin//3. Darrell Waltrip//4. Dick

Trickle//5. Hut Stricklin//;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0107-6. Lake Speed//7. Ted Musgrave//8. Geoff Bodine//9. Dale

Jarrett//10. Kenny Wallace//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0107-11. Billy Standridge//12. Jimmy Spencer//13. Ricky Craven//14.

Jeremy Mayfield//15. Bill Elliott//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0107-16. Rick Mast//17. Ernie Irvan//18. Bobby Hamilton//19. David

Green//20. Sterling Marlin//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0107-21. Morgan Shepherd//22. Terry Labonte//23. Jeff Gordon//24. Mike

Skinner//25. Ricky Rudd//;
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
(-------------)
ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold atlanta


Rusty was 35th slowest, and Earnhardt's 43rd slowest.

County-Computers


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-6
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Roanoke County School Board faces a five- million dollar gap between an estimate of school needs and expected revenues.
But today, officials said they do NOT expect to sacrifice teacher raises or buying essential equipment to balance the budget.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


This morning, School Superintendent Deanna Gordon was inspecting computer equipment assembled by students at the Arnold Burton Technology Center.
She said she's confident the school board will be able to balance the budget without serious trauma.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:32:33
IN Q=Without serious trauma

((DEANNA GORDON/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WITHOUT SERIOUS TRAUMA TO OUR PROGRAMS OR HOPEFULLY TO SALARY RAISES THAT HAVE BEEN PROPOSED. AND OF COURSE THE IMPORTANT THING TO RECOGNIZE IS THAT THIS IS NOT YET THE SCHOOL BOARD'S OR THE SUPERINTENDENT'S BUDGET.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=or the superintendent's budget.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Meanwhile, the students say they want to do their part.
They assembled 43 personal computers, saving the school system thousands of dollars, and they hope to build more in the future.
(----------------)



Close-ID


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


SUPER=x4030; e-mail/Copyright/WEEKENDS