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Caru-Victims

ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 97-20)
GRAPHIC=standoff


Friends and family of the victims and suspect in Tuesday night's double murder and ensuing standoff were shocked.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Miguel Ortiz allegedly shot his ex-girlfiend Sharon Casey and her mother Deborah.
The 23- year- old suspect showed up in the crowd of onlookers while police were investigating the bodies at the East Caru Apartments.
One of the Casey's relatives said he tried to help Sharon Casey after she got in a fight with ex- boyfriend Tuesday night.
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SOT 11:13:40
IN Q=I get

((SEAN TURNER/VICTIM'S RELATIVE: I GET IN MY CAR I GO HOME THEN TEN MINUTES LATER MY MOTHER CALLS ME ON THE PHONE SCREAMING AND CRYING THAT HE HAD COME BACK AND SHOT BOTH OF THEM AND KILLED THEM.))
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OUT Q=killed them.
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VO-NAT


Sean Turner believes his relatives' murder could have been prevented, saying Sharon Casey complained more than once to police about her ex- boyfriend, Miguel "Mike" Ortiz.
Ortiz's co- workers say when he described his rocky relationship with Sharon Casey, he joked he was going to kill both her and her mother.
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SOT 12:11:36
IN Q=But we

((LONNIE TAYLOR/ORTIZ CO-WORKER: BUT WE REALLY DIDN'T THINK HE WAS GOING TO DO ANYTHING LIKE THAT, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?))
SOT 12:15:28

((RODNEY OTEY/ORTIZ CO-WORKER: IF HE HAD PLANNED THIS, I WOULDA KNOWN. SO IT COULDN'T A BEEN NOTHING THAT WAS PLANNED. YOU KNOW LIKE I SAID. IT HAD TO BEEN JUST SOMETHING THAT HE JUST, IT WAS JUST BUILT UP IN HIM AT THE TIME.))
SUPER=01-Lonnie Taylor/Ortiz Co-Worker; :00
SUPER=01-Rodney Otey/Ortiz Co-Worker;:05
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=at the time.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


Police say Sharon Casey's children were in the apartment when she was killed.
They're unharmed and in the care of relatives.

E-Police-Standoff


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=Standoff


Police say they waited until Ortiz turned the gun on an officer before shooting him.
Those who witnessed the standoff say the officers used restraint.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday Night;


But every police shooting brings an internal investigation and a review by the commonwealth's attorney's office.
Don Caldwell will determine whether the officers' actions were appropriate.
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SOT
IN Q=So actually

((DON CALDWELL/ROANOKE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: SO ACTUALLY YOU HAVE TWO SIMULTANEOUS INVESTIGATIONS GOING ON AT THIS TIME, THE SHOOTING OF THE DEFENDANT BY THE POLICE AND THE SHOOTING OF THE TWO LADIES BY THE DEFENDANT.))
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RUNS=:10
OUT Q=by the defendant.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Caldwell expects to seek indictments against Ortiz when the grand jury meets on Monday.
He says he has not decided whether to pursue a CAPITAL murder charge.

Gilmore


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sly
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


Republican Attorney General James Gilmore will soon have a full time job drawing NO paycheck.
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VO-NAT

Gilmore-beyer, 97-14, 3/24/97 Third-District,97-9, 3/7/97
SUPER=@file;


Gilmore today announced he will resign June 11th to devote all his time to his campaign for governor, and to avoid the appearance of a possible conflict of interest.
Gilmore's decision is not a first--previous Virginia attorney generals who have run for governor have also resigned.
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Talent=Kimberly
SS=Don Beyer


Gilmore today also called on his Democratic opponent, Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer, to follow his example and resign while campaigning for governor.

E-XGR-Veto


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-6
GRAPHIC=Session 97


The 19-97 General Assembly is officially over and Governor Allen is calling it a good session.
Many of his vetoes and amendments withstood the legislature's best attacks.
That includes the 700-thousand dollars the Governor slashed for Roanoke's College of Health Sciences.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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IN Q=As a result
SUPER=@Cranwell; :00
SUPER=01-Del. Jack Reid/(R) Henrico Co.; ::10
SUPER=03-Richmond; :18
SUPER=01-Sen. Jane Woods/(R) Fairfax; :31
SUPER=01-Sen. Joe Gartlan/(D) Fairfax; :47 QUICK!!
SUPER=@Ellen1; :51
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.



(( sot J TAPE 13:30:29

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: AS A RESULT... NO SALARY INCREASES.))
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sot J TAPE 13:34:47

((DEL. JACK REID: THIS IS THE SITUATION LAST YEAR WHEN WE WERE HANDED PICTURES...DIDN'T GET RAISES.))
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A two thirds vote was needed to fund the college.
Roanoke lawmakers couldn't get it.
On gun control, the Governor, the NRA and rural lawmakers beat back a ban on guns in Fairfax County teen recreation centers.
SOT J TAPE 12:27:13

((SEN. JANE WOODS/R-FAIRFAX: HAVE YOUR PICKUP GAMES OF BASKETBALL. AND P.S. BY THE WAY, IF YOU FOUL SOMEONE, WE REALLY CAN'T HELP IT THAT PERSON PULLS OUT A WEAPON, STABS YOU, PULLS OUT A GUN, SHOOTS YOU. WE TRIED TO MAKE THESE SAFE BUT NOT TOO SAFE.))
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SOT J TAPE 12:17:55

((SEN. JOE GARTLAN: WE HAVE A CONSISTENCY RULE. DO WHATEVER PLEASES THE NRA.))
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sot STANDUP

((SO THE NRA IS A WINNER. IRONICALLY, REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR JIM GILMORE OPPOSED THE GOVERNOR'S STANCE ON THIS ISSUE. NORTHERN VIRGINIA VOTERS MAY APPRECIATE THAT STANCE IN A POPULOUS REGION. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
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P-Robb


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=abo
TAPE#597-18
GRAPHIC=robb


U-S Senator Chuck Robb is away from the capital, on the traditional Senate Easter break.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Democrat told the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce that when the Senate reconvenes Monday he wants to get the ball rolling on a balanced budget.
He's a member of a bi-partisan group, and says he'll make the necessary cuts to adjust the budget. He admits the group is prepared to take the heat for the cuts.
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SOT Tape #2: 4:44:14
IN Q=There's some very

((SENATOR CHUCK ROBB: THERE'S SOME VERY DIFFICULT CHOICES THAT WE HAVE TO MAKE, AND SOME POLITICALLY SENSITIVE AREAS WE HAVE TO ADDRESS, AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM UNTIL WE DO THAT- SO WE'RE WILLING TO SAY "BLAME US" FOR SOME UNPOPULAR DECISIONS, BUT LET'S GET THE JOB DONE.))
SUPER=@Robb;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=the job done.
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VO-NAT


Robb told Chamber members he sees signs there's movement towards balancing the budget- but believes Congress has a tough road ahead.
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Edison


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=tech


Blacksburg police have arrested ANOTHER Virginia Tech football player.
Twenty-one- year- old Pedro Edison, a rising junior on scholarship, is charged with obstructing justice and two counts of destruction of property.
Police responded to University Terrace just before midnight when a caller said a man had used his foot to shatter a car windshield.
Witnesses identified Edison, whom police had to be subdue with pepper spray.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Edison was placed in the back seat of a marked police car. Within minutes, police say he kicked out a back window.
He was freed early this morning on five thousand dollars bond.
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OK-Trial


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=ok trial


It's day four of jury selection in the Oklahoma City bombing trial.
And a hearing is scheduled on whether the tedious process should be open to the media.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Denver, CO;


So far, all but one of the 19 potential jurors interviews remain in the jury pool.
Among them, a convicted thief, a man with I-R-S troubles, and a woman with drug problems
Some possible candidates have even expressed strong opinions against defendant Timothy McVeigh AND against the death penalty.
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ANCHOR=KIMBERLY
SS=hold


It'll likely be weeks for the jury is fully chosen.

Bomb-Scare


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


A series of bomb THREATS and one actual bomb brought traffic to a standstill in central England today.
British police set off a controlled explosion on a suspected device along a
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Birmingham, UK;


major roadway.
The bomb threats were made during the morning rush hour, creating chaos for travellers.
Traffic was backed up for 10 mles both ways while police conducted searches.
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Strawberries


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=hepatitis


Thousands of students in half- a- dozen states will be vaccinated after the recent Hepatitis- A scare.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;


An investigation continues into the San Diego packing plant that used Mexican- grown strawberries for school lunches-- a violation of federal law.
SUPER=03-Santa Maria, CA;


Meanwhile, U-S growers are worried the incident will harm their sales.
Some farmers are reporting some losses.
But industry leaders assure consumers they should NOT worry about California berries because of high quality controls.
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p-Cold-Snap


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-7
GRAPHIC=None


Local fruit growers have some worries of their own.
Although it's nice and warm outside now, our area has had a number of chilly nights.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


There is some GOOD news.
Most of the fruit farmers we talked to said the recent cool air has not done any damage to the trees.
But the threat will be around for a little while longer.
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SOT 14:42:41
IN Q=Just one

((GRAHAM REED/REED ORCHARD: JUST ONE NIGHT IN THE LOW TWENTIES DURING BLOOM TIME WILL KILL EVERYTHING. ))
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OUT Q=kill everything
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VO-NAT


The big problems usually occur during those warm days in the winter months.
Those cause the fruit trees to bloom early... making them more vulnerable to cool spring nights.
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NE-Snow


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


While the east coast is finally basking in warm April weather--
the recent two- foot snowfall is still causing problems for New Englanders.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Boston, MA;


The snow is now melting-- and cleanup has been slow- going in Boston.
Many of the city's side streets are still blocked by snow drifts and stuck cars.
Meanwhile, tens of thousands of New England residents have been without electricity since April Fool's Day. Officials say some places could be in the dark until this weekend.
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Japanese-Earthquakes


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=earthquake


Meanwhile, Mother Nature was also shaking things up on the other side of the globe.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Kyushu Island, Japan;


An earthquake measuring five- point- five on the Richter scale shook a southern Japanese island this morning.
The tremor caused landslides, and injured at least four people.
Officials believe the quake is an aftershock of another earthquake that occurred last Wednesday.
That quake measured six- point- two on the Richter scale.
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Car-Leasing


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


If you're ready for a new set of wheels, but don't want to invest in buying a car-- How about leasing one?
But before you sign on the dotted like, there are making factors to consider.
Consumer Reporter Jan Fox tells us how to lease a car, without being taken for a ride.
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SOT
IN Q=All Set Neal?
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :00
SUPER=01-Ira Dorfman/Leasewise User; :18
SUPER=01-Jan Fox/Reporting;
SUPER=01-Robert Ellis/Leasewise; 1:12 QUICK
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OUT Q=for CBS News

((All set Neal, buckled in?
TRACK Neal and his dad are cruising in their brand new leased Ford Explorer. This is not the first lease for Ira Dorfman. The first he negotiated on his own.

SOT-Dorfman

I'm not a rocket scientist, but I think I'm fairly well educated and I felt like I was taken to the cleaners the last time around and this time I feel like I did it on a more educated basis.
TRACK What Ira did was pay a $290 fee for "Leasewise" - a service from Consumers Checkbook Magazine, a DC based nonprofit organization.

SOT-Dorfman

If I had gone back to the dealer I used the first time, it would have cost us 50 dollars more a month.
TRACK On a 3-and-a-half year lease, that works out to a savings of 2,100 dollars! What you get is a written report that identifies the best lease plan near you. Here's how it works: You decide on the make, model, style, lease term and yearly mileage of the car or truck you want.
Leasewise gets 5 dealers in the area to bid against one another. First negotiation, the vehicle price.

SOT-Ellis

Most lease ads are based on sticker, you don't want to be paying sticker for a car.
TRACK Next, the interest rates and fees. Leasewise gets the dealer to lock in on the entire lease package.
And finally, the comparison, to see which dealer is the cheapest. You get two calculations, depending on whether you plan to purchase the car or turn it back at the end of the lease.

SOT-Ellis

I think the key thing is to really evaluate what your needs are, know how many miles you really drive a year. Excess mileage charges will kill you on a lease.
TRACK Jan Fox for CBS News. ))

E-Boty-Robbery


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-10
GRAPHIC=Armed Robbery


Botetourt County authorities are looking for help in catching an armed robber.
A man walked into Scott's Thrift Store last Saturday night, and robbed the cashier at gunpoint.
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VO-NAT


You can see him pointing a gun at the clerk in the upper right hand corner of the store's surveillance tape.
No one was hurt.
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Bull-Durham


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Two Roanoke disc jockeys are off the air for a second day, reportedly on suspension for an April Fool's Day joke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/Tuesday;


On Tuesday, W-R-O-V invited fans to Salem Memorial Stadium. The event was billed as a casting call for the sequel to the movie, "Bull Durham."
Two hundred people turned out for what proved to be a April Fool's joke.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=one


Sam Giles and Mark Nelson were reportedly suspended after the event.
Contacted by phone this morning, Giles said he wants to get back to work.
He said the suspension was not another publicity stunt.

S-Poplar-Forest


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-9
GRAPHIC=None


The public got its first peak at Thomas Jefferson's Bedford County summer home since the Virginia statesman was featured in a P-B-S documentary.
Tourist officials hope a renewed interest in Jefferson's life will attract a record number of visitors to Poplar Forest.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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IN Q=On average
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00
SUPER=04-"Jefferson" PBS; :23
SUPER=01-Sheryl Kingery/Poplar Forest; :32
SUPER=@ssm2; 1:10
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OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.


(( On average, seventeen thousand people stroll the grounds of the Poplar Forest estate each year.
But if this first day of the 1997 season is any indication, those numbers could rise.
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((UP NEAR THE SKYLIGHT IN THE CENTER, IT WAS HIGH..))
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After spending years in the shadow of its better-known neighbor Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's summer home in Bedford County is finally coming into its own.
In February, filmmaker Ken Burns debuted his Jefferson documentary on P-B-S.

Poplar Forest officials figure that can only be good for business.
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SOT 00:18:12
IN Q=I think we'll

((SHERYL KINGERY/POPLAR FOREST: I THINK WE'LL SEE AN INCREASE I HOPE THIS YEAR. WE'VE ALREADY SEEN AN INCREASE IN OUR SCHOOL GROUP BOOKINGS EVEN IN THE SPRING, SO I THINK OUR NAME IS BECOMING SORT OF RECOGNIZABLE BY TEACHERS AT LEAST IN THAT PROFESSION.))
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OUT Q=in that profession.


Poplar Forest also is tied to the Jefferson Passport, an all-access admission pass to nine Jefferson- related sites across Virginia.
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SOT 00:18:43
IN Q=With the emphasis

((KINGERY: WITH THE EMPHASIS ON JEFFERSON, THERE'S SO MANY SITES ACROSS VIRGINIA, SO ONE TIME YOU COULD GO THREE DAYS AND SEE THREE SITES AND THEN YOU CAN COME BACK ANOTHER WEEKEND. SO WE'RE HOPING IT WILL ENCOURAGE REPEAT VISITATION.))
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OUT Q=repeat visitation.


And Kingery says to fully appreciate Poplar Forest, you NEED to keep coming back, as renovations continue to change not only the building's appearance, but how tour guides tell its story.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.)) WEATHER
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Express


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-3
GRAPHIC=Express/Hampton


The Roanoke Express lost to Hampton Roads in the playoff opener last night.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Hampton/Admirals vs Express;


The Admirals wasted no time in getting on the board leading one to nothing Hampton gets it to Dominique Malteis he scores the goal and the Admirals took the two to nothing lead in the second period.
The Express answered that goal in SUPER=38-Hampton/4/Roanoke/3/;the

second period Eric Landry gets the puck on the power play and scores to make it 2 to 1 Hampton. The Admirals pulled out a win 4 to 3 in three overtimes.
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Orioles


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-1
GRAPHIC=Orioles Logo


Cal Ripken will be with the Orioles for at least two more years. The All Star outfielder has agreed to a two year contract extension that will pay him more than 15- million- dollars over the 19-98 and 19-99 seasons.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/KCWB; :


It's the first opening day in 15 years that Ripken has not started at Shortstop. He started at third and immediately came up with the defensive play of the game.
At the Plate, Ripken Doubled twice and belted this solo homer deep over
SUPER=35-Baltimore/4/Kansas City/2/;the left field wall giving the Orioles a

one to nothing lead in the fourth and Baltimore beats Kansas City 4 to 2.
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Softball


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of S7-6)
GRAPHIC=Softball


Down at The Rivers Edge last night softball showdown between single A power Floyd County and group 3-A contender Patrick Henry.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Buffaloes vs. Patriots; :00


The Lady Buffaloes came in with win wins and no losses.
Here in the fifth, Leigh Ann Bishop connects on the pitch to bring home Tracy Poff from third base and the lady Buffaloes had the lead 11-9 in the 6th inning.
SUPER=34-Patrick Henry/13/Floyd/13/ ;

The lady Patriots stormed back. Kim Kays crushes this pitch to center. The solid hit brought home three runners; Patrick henry took a 12-11 lead and the game was called with the score tied 13 to 13.
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Hoops


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of BB97-4)
GRAPHIC=AAu Hoops


The Russian Junior National team was in Martinsville last night.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Martinsville; :


Virginia gets on the board Leander Preston from Martinsville hits this jumper to give the team a 9 point lead.
Floyd County's Travis Cantrell would drive in for the one handed layup.
But the Russians wouldn't give up as Valdimir Belchilcov throws this pass to Alexander Miloserdov who gets the jam to cut into the lead.
Virginia's Iro Tenngren works his SUPER=33-Virginia/92/Russia/88/;way

inside for the short jumper and scores and Virginia goes on to win the game 92 to 88.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly


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Leopards


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net 04:27:41
GRAPHIC=none


The Central Florida Zoo has some spotted new arrivals.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Sanford, FL;


Two leopard cubs were born March 21st and this is the first time they are being shown.
In fact, the cubs just had their first doctor's visit.
But, these hungry little guys still don't have names.
The zoo is hosting a contest for the next several weeks to find names for them. (----------------) The winner will have their picture taken with the two cubs.