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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=70-Robin Reed;
SUPER=70-Mike Stevens;
ANCHOR=Connie
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SOT
IN Q=

(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME... HOW FAR DOES THE FIRST AMENDMENT REACH? AT ONE COLLEGE, REPORTERS DEFEND HOW THEY HANDLED A STORY IN THE CAMPUS NEWSPAPER. LOUIS NEWTON/RETIRED NS EMPLOYEE: IT GIVES COMPETITIVE BALANCE THROUGHOUT THE NORTHEAST IN AREAS WHERE THERE REALLY IS NO COMPETITION NOW.
MOSTLY POSITIVE REACTION TO THE DEAL BETWEEN CSX AND NORFOLK SOUTHERN TO SPLIT UP CONRAIL.
IT'S WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9TH, OUR TOP STORY SALIM KHALFANI/VA. NAACP: I THINK IT GOES ALONG WITH THE PATTERN THAT GOVERNOR ALLEN HAS EXCLUDED AFRICANS FROM HIS CABINET. HIS WIFE HAS A CAT CALLED BUCKWHEAT. I THINK THE ALLENS ARE VERY INSENSITIVE AND THIS BORDERS ON BEING JUST PLAIN RACIST.
THE N-DOUBLE-A-C-P CRITICIZES THE GOVERNOR'S DECISION TO CELEBRATE CONFEDERATE HISTORY MONTH.))
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OUT Q=confederate history month.




P-Confederate-Month


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597=12
SS=n7pt


Good Evening, you're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The Governor's proclamation praises the Confederate States of America for its "four year struggle for independence and sovereign rights."
It makes NO mention of slavery.
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SOT 13:36:56
IN Q=This borders

((SALIM KHALFANI/VA. NAACP: THIS BORDERS ON BEING JUST PLAIN RACIST. WE'RE GONNA ASK THAT HE REVOKE IT OR APOLOGIZE OR DO SOMETHING BECAUSE WE'RE DISGUSTED WITH WHAT WE'VE SEEN IN THAT PROCLAMATION.))
SOT 12:01:34

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: FOR PEOPLE TO SELECTIVELY EXCLUDE CERTAIN PARTS OF OUR HISTORY FROM ANY RECOGNITION OR REMEMBRANCE TO ME IS POOR HISTORY.))
SUPER=01-Salim Khalfani/Va. NAACP;
SUPER=@Allen; :10
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=poor history.
TALENT=Connie
SS=ALLEN


The state N-double-ACP says it may protest at the Governor's mansion if Allen doesn't issue an apology.

P-Allen-Execution


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-20
GRAPHIC=George Allen


When it comes to George Allen's thoughts on last night's stay of execution...nobody officially asked for his opinion.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But the Governor is telling the Supreme Court in NO uncertain terms that Amherst County killer Doug Buchanan deserves to die.
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SOT 11:48:36
IN Q=He killed

((HE KILLED MORE THAN JUST HIS FATHER... COME HOME FROM SCHOOL.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=from school.
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VO-NAT


The Supreme Court halted Buchanan's execution yesterday to decide whether it will hear his appeal.
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P-Beyer


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-08
GRAPHIC=beyer


One of the men who wants to be the next governor calls a "no tax pledge" a gimmick.
But Don Beyer did emphasize he does NOT plan on a tax hike if he's elected.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The Democratic candidate for governor in fact says he'd like to eliminate the corporate tax on Virginia's smallest businesses.
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SOT TAPE 1 09:28:06
IN Q=91-percent

((91-PERCENT OF VIRGINIA'S CORPORATIONS MAKE LESS THAN 50- THOUSAND DOLLARS NET. THAT'S 131- THOUSAND SMALL COMPANIES ACROSS THE STATE.))
SUPER=@Beyer1;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=the state.
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VO-NAT


On Monday, Beyer said he'd also finally repeal the sales tax on over-the-counter drugs.
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SOT tape 3 11:43:42
IN Q=But I do

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: BUT I DO FIND IT INTERESTING THAT NOW IN A WAY OF TRYING TO GAIN SOME POLITICAL FOOTING HE SAYS HE'S FOR THESE THINGS. WHERE WAS HE IN 1995 WHEN WE CERTAINLY HAD A MAJOR BATTLE ON THE REDUCTION OF TAXES?))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=of taxes.
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VO-NAT


But Beyer says he has a record of pushing for and winning tax reform for businesses.
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SOT 09:33:10 TAPE 1
IN Q=So this is

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: SO THIS IS A PART OF EIGHT YEARS OF LEADERSHIP, NOT TO DO CATACLYSMIC, DRAMATIC TAX CUTS, BUT TO DO THE SMALL TARGETED CUTS THAT I THINK CAN SERVE A DEFINITE AND DEFINED PUBLIC PURPOSE.))
SUPER=@Beyer1;
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OUT Q=public purpose.
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VO-NAT


Republican candidate Jim Gilmore said through a spokesman today he will NOT raise taxes, either.
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p-rail-merger


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-14
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Today;


It appears Norfolk Southern is on the right track in its deal with C-S-X to divy up Conrail.
SUPER=04-File Tape;


N-S will pay six- billion- dollars for 60- percent of the routes.
C-S-X will spend four- billion for the rest.
N-S believes the agreement worked out well...considering it wasn't even part of the original merger plan C-S-X and Conrail had last fall.
But this deal has one big hurdle: federal regulators.
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SOT TAPE TWO 14:35:23
IN Q=If we

((BILL BALES/NORFOLK SOUTHERN: ))
SUPER=01-Bill Bales/Norfolk Southern;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=quarter of 1998.
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VO-NAT


N-S customers such as Cycle Systems, which sells scrap metal, provide good examples of how carving up Conrail creates new business opportunities.
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SOT 14:03:51 tape one
IN Q=There's a lot of new

((JAY BRENNER/CYCLE SYSTEMS INC.: THERE'S A LOT OF NEW STEEL MILLS LIKE BAR TECH UP IN PENNSYLVANIA IT OPENS UP AND THE BETHLEHEMS, AND THE PITTSBURGH AREA.))
SUPER=01-Jay Brenner/Cycle Systems;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=Pittsburgh area.
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VO-NAT


Conrail has enjoyed a monopoly in the Northeast for two decades.
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P-Abbott-Letter


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-21 net-d
GRAPHIC=Joe Abbott


Joe Abbott says there's no such thing as the Palestinian crime family the government says he heads.
In a letter from the city jail, the 53-year old Lebanese immigrant says there can't be a crime family when he's not even on speaking terms with members of the family.
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***connie on cart***
SUPER=03-Roanoke


A naturalized U-S citizen, he changed his name from Abed to Abbott while in the Army.
He was indicted a month ago for racketeering.
"No such thing," Abbott says in his two-page letter.
He points out that his brother, Abed Jamil Jalil has worked for Fairfax County for 23 years.
He says he and his brother haven't been on "talkative terms" for years. He says the same goes for his son, Rayed, and the two nephews who're charged along with him.
"If I never got along with them," Abbott asks: "where's the crime family."
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=Joe Abbott


He says his son and nephews weren't even allowed in the Pancake House he used to run. And he says he can prove that.

P-Solar-Storm


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-e
GRAPHIC=NONE


These pictures are definitely out of this world.
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VO-NAT


They're the first close-up photographs of a solar flare.
Unseen by most of us on earth, there's been a raging storm on the surface of the sun this week.
Satellite photographs show the massive eruption-- a sort of solar belch.
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SOT 20:18:39
IN Q=We've never had

(( STEVE MARAN: WE'VE NEVER HAD TILL RECENTLY THE CAPABILITY TO TRACK ONE OF THESE SOLAR ERUPTIONS AS YOU MIGHT SAY FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE.))
SUPER=01-Steve Maran/NASA Astronomer; :
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OUT Q=to grave.
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VO-NAT


The experts are offering assurances it's just a small eruption by solar standards.
They say it shouldn't disrupt regular radio, telephone, T-V or cable communications.
The pictures come from a new satellite called SOHO-- a telescope focused on the sun.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Andrew Frieden joins us now with a look at the forecast-- you know, that equipment is almost as impressive as your weather toys back there!

tease#1

music under
ANCHOR=Connie
SUPER=x5040; Primetime Tease Load
SUPER=x5045; Start Motion
SUPER=x5041; Primetime Tease Stop


Tonight on Primetime sports-- the number one baseball draft pick was on the mound in Lynchburg tonight..Mike has a wrapup--
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VO-NAT


Plus-- the Native Americans gave corn to the pilgrims, but it was more than just a food offering....it was lesson in life.
Come celebrate the Year of the Corn with Radford University, when NEWS-7 Primetime returns.
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WEFC!!! go to break

P-Route-220


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-09
GRAPHIC=high improvements


Expect delays if you travel Route 220 into Roanoke...
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


This afternoon, workers closed one lane, about a mile north of the Franklin County line.
Tomorrow, the Virginia Department of Transportation plans to monitor the traffic flow, then decide where to place a more permanent concrete barrier.
The lane is closed so construction crews can work on a drainage system along side the road.
VDOT expects the project to be complete by May 23rd.
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P-College-Paper


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=Education


Lynchburg College says it never tried to censor or block two controversial articles in the school's student newspaper.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


In January, a security guard at the college was caught stealing credit cards from students' mail and using them to get cash.
The "Critograph" (CRIT-oh-graf) ran two stories on the guard's arrest and subsequent conviction.
At a public forum today, the paper's reporters found themselves defending the way they presented the story.
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SOT 7:04:08
IN Q=While the headline

((PETE GILLESPIE/CRITOGRAPH REPORTER: WHILE THE HEADLINE.. THIS IS OUR O.J. SIMPSON.))
SUPER=01-Pete Gillespie/Critograph Reporter; :00
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OUT Q=our O.J. Simpson.
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VO-NAT


Lynchburg College president Doctor Charles Warren also denied student claims that faculty members threatened to cut the paper's funding if the stories were published.
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P-Radford-Corn


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#597-10
GRAPHIC=Radford Univ.


Radford University is putting a big emphasis on corn-- in fact the topic has been integrated into 40 courses this year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Radford;


Today the university celebrated the Day of the Corn.
Appalachian artists demonstrated crafts such as husk chair- bottoming and doll- making.
You could even get a free bag of freshly- ground corn meal.
It's all part of Radford's Year of Corn and Culture, focusing on the significance of corn to the region, both in the past and the present.
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SOT 23:23:30
IN Q=

((MARILOU AWIAKTA/APPALACHIAN CHEROKEE POET: AS OUR COUNTRY IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE DIVERSE AND WE'RE LEARNING TO RESPECT PEOPLE OF DIVERSE CULTURES EVEN MORE, THAT IT'S WONDERFUL TO HAVE A YEAR OF CORN AND CULTURE TO THINK ABOUT WHAT THE CORN MEANS TO US ECONOMICALLY AND SPIRITUALLY.))
SUPER=01-Marilou Awiakta/Appalachian Cherokee Poet;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=and spiritually.
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VO-NAT


In June, Radford will open its (seh-lu) Selu Conservancy, a retreat center named for the Cherokee corn mother.
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P-Orchards


ANCHOR=connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-18
GRAPHIC=NONE


Area fruit growers are keeping a close eye on the thermometer tonight.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


If the temperature dips into the twenties as expected, local orchards could be in serious trouble.
Many apple and peach trees are in full bloom... meaning the fruit could suffer irreversible damage.
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SOT 4:45:43
IN Q=We'll basically

((MARK IKENBERRY/IKENBERRY ORCHARDS: ))
SUPER=01-Mark Ikenberry/Ikenberry Orchards; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=nat sound out
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VO-NAT


At Ikenberry Orchards, preparations are already underway.
Fruit farmers there are firing up the wind machine... which forces warm air down onto the trees.
Mark Ikenberry says it's been more than a decade since an entire apple crop was lost.
But he says it only takes one cold night to suffer major fruit loss.
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Forecasts
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SUPER=333-Freeze Warning/Clear Skies/18-20/Sunny/And Milder/45-50;
SUPER=334-Near Record/Lows/14-18/Mostly/Sunny/43-47;
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P-Wal-Mart


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-19
GRAPHIC=Drug Use


Wal-Mart is limiting the amount of over-the counter cold, allergy and diet medications customers can buy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


The nation's largest retailer says it doesn't want to be a part of a growing methamphetamine drug problem-- and these medications are sometimes used in the manufacturing of meth, or crank, as it's called.
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SOT 18:15:06
IN Q=Specifically those

(( JAY ALLEN/WAL MART VICE PRES.: SPECIFICALLY, THOSE MEDICATIONS THAT CONTAIN EPHEDRINE, PSEUDOEPHEDRINE AND PPA ARE BEING LIMITED TO SIX UNITS PER CUSTOMER PER TRANSACTION.))
SUPER=01-Jay Allen/Wal-Mart Vice Pres.; :
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OUT Q=per transaction.
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VO-NAT


These over the counter medications are used to produce up to 85-percent of the country's methamphetamine.
The illegal stimulant is more dangerous than ever now-- as people are smoking, snorting and even injecting it.
Users may experience delusions, paranoia, and agressive behavior.
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P-Project-Immunize


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-15
GRAPHIC=allen


Governor Allen's calling it a shot in the arm to public health.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Today, he launched what health department officials are calling the most comprehensive computer tracking system for immunizations in the nation.
Statewide, about 30- percent of children don't have all the immunizations they should by age two.
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SOT 11:16:03
IN Q=About 40-percent

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: ABOUT 40- PERCENT OF ALL CHILDREN WHO DO RECEIVE IMMUNIZATIONS...OR IN SOME CASES THEM GETTING MORE SHOTS THAN THEY NEED.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=they need.
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VO-NAT


The Governor had some help from the Project Immunize dog "Tracker" to make his point today.
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SOT 11:15:08
IN Q=He can't

((TRACKER'S MESSAGE IS CLEAR. HE CAN'T TALK AND I WON'T MAKE HIM-- THAT'S RIGHT DOGGY!--TRACKER'S MESSAGE IS TO STAY ON TRACK. GET YOUR SHOTS.))
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OUT Q=your shots.
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VO-NAT


Project Immunize has a goal of fully immunizing all Virginia children by the year 2000.
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cool-video


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-11
SUPER=x5042; Video of the Day Load
SUPER=x5045; Start Motion
GRAPHIC=News-7 primetime


Students of modern warfare got a lesson in medieval tactics today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Rockbridge Co;


Cadets from Virginia Military Institute, their professors, and a group of experts on timber frame construction have been working since Saturday to build a trebuchet (TREB-yoo-shay).
Their first attempt this morning was a misfire, but they reloaded the catapult and sent a 60-pound rock sailing over the Rockbridge County countryside.
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SOT 04:27:48
IN Q=It worked like

(( ))
SUPER=75-Grigg Mullen/VMI Engineering Professor;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=just looks neat.
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VO-NAT


Claiming confidence the device would work, members of the construction crew celebrated their accomplishment.
The trebuchet required about eight thousand dollars in materials, and many times that amount in volunteer labor.
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SUPER=x5043; Video of the Day Stop



SP-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-28
GRAPHIC=PRIMETIME BIG


Tonight on Primetime sports, football news from the NFL and the Virginia Cavaliers.
Plus, Indians pitcher Jose Mesa is innocent.
We'll also check some chilly highlights from the Hillcats.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Tampa, FL; :00


But first, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have long been the laughing stock of the NFL - not so much for their sorry play, but their sorry uniforms.
Today team owner Malcolm Glazer took care of that by introducing a new logo and color scheme for the Bucs.
It is a big improvement.
Now your scores.
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Innings//Cleveland/1/j/Seattle/11///
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City/2/8/Yankees & Angels -LATE/;
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TAKE A BREAK

SP-Hillcats


ANCHOR=mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=twe
TAPE#s7-06
SS=avalanche


The Avalanche got frozen out tonight in Salem as their game with Wilmington was called because of the cold.
SS=hillcats


But in Lynchburg the Hillcats tried to get things cookin' with the Frederick Keys at historic City Stadium.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Hillcats vs. Keys;


Members of the 82nd Airborne Division held a reunion in the Hill City this past weekend, and some of the paratroopers from England braved the cold to watch their first ever baseball game. And they would get to see former U.S. olympic pitcher Kris Benson in his home opener.
Top draft pick in last year's draft out of Clemson warmed things up in the early innings. The right hander strikes out the side here to end the second.
The Cats then broke through for a run in the 3rd. Derek Swafford hits the grounder that just gets under the second baseman's glove, as big Charles Rice hustles in to third.
Two batters later, Rice would score when Frederick pitcher Todd Dyess balks
on this delivery to Shon Walker to give SUPER=34-Frederick/5/Lynchburg/3;

the Hillcats a 1-zip lead, but they lose it tonight 5-to-3.
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SP-Mesa


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-27
GRAPHIC=INDIANS


Indians pitcher Jose Mesa was found innocent of all charges in his trial for rape and gross sexual misconduct this afternoon.
Listen the verdict in this Cleveland courtroom.
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SOT
IN Q="Count One...
SUPER=02-Judge Thomas Curran;:00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=...WHO SAID THAT.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD INDIANS


Mesa had faced 3 to 10 years in prison if found guilty.

SP-NFL


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#RS96-1
GRAPHIC=NFL


The National Football League has taken the Canadian Football League under its wing.
The NFL is coming on to add financial support to the financially troubled CFL.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-CFL; :00


Besides the giving the CFL money, the NFL will also offer the league some marketing assistance.
Plus, the NFL will play a game or tow in the preseason and regular season in the great white north in either Vancouver or Toronto.
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SP-UVa


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#VF96-2
GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA FOOTBALL


The Virginia Cavaliers are winding up their spring football workouts this week.
This afternoon, Steve Mason checked in with head coach George Welsh and some of his players in Charlottesville.
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SOT
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/This Afternoon; :00
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :20
SUPER=01-Anthony Poindexter/UVa Team Captain; :29
SUPER=01-Shannon Taylor/UVa Defensive End; :40
SUPER=@steve1; :50
RUNS=:59
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
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preview-boards


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#bds
GRAPHIC=none


That's all for us-- but for more news in 30- minutes...Jean Jadhon will be Stay warm, goodnight. along over on WDBJ-7 with NEWS-7 at 11. Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Primetime,