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ANCHOR=Eric
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A drowning victim is pulled from the waters of Smith Mountain Lake.
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ANCHOR=Eric
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And the explosion in Oklahoma City two years ago is remembered with silence.
Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Roy


In sports, the Modifieds took center stage at Martinsville this afternoon.
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and three players from state schools go in the first round of the N-F-L draft. We'll tell you who they are in a moment..
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WX-Head
TALENT=Andrew
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A great day for spending time outdoors today-- Blue skies and just a few clouds.
AND, tomorrow is shaping up in a very similar fashion.
All the details coming up in weather.

Oklahoma-Bombing


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Two years ago today, the bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal Building sent shockwaves across the country.
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VO-NAT 3:00 15:04:57
SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK;


Survivors of the blast were part of the crowd at a memorial service today.
People gathered at the site of the blast, and stood in silence for 168 seconds... one second for each person who died.
As the name of each victim was ready, family members came forward and placed tokens of remembrance on the fence that surrounds the remains of the building. 3:00 15:08:43
SUPER=03-Denver, CO;


Other family members are in Denver, for the trial of bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh...
They held their own ceremony, ringing a church bell 168 times to remember the victims.
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Lake-Drowning


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=None


A search that was delayed by high winds and rough water finally began this morning on Smith Mountain Lake.
Several hours later, divers recovered the body of a Roanoke County man who drowned yesterday morning.
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SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


The Scruggs Dive Team conducted the search with the help of a high- tech sonar device brought in from Gloucester (GLAW-ster).
Authorities have identified the victim as 48- year- old Gary Christopher Marshall, a disabled vietnam veteran who loved to fish.
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((KARL MARTIN/DEPT. OF GAME & INLAND FISHERIES: THEY'RE DIVING IN WATER FROM 30 TO 80 FEET DEEP AND WE'RE RUNNING INTO TREE STUMPS AND TREES, SO WE'RE NOT IN THE BEST DIVING CONDITIONS AND THIS MAKES IT TREACHEROUS FOR THE DIVERS AND AGAIN WE'RE GOING SLOW.))
SUPER=01-Karl Martin/Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries;
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OUT Q=and again we're going slow.
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SUPER=04-Yesterday;


Yesterday's high winds and rough waters were the likely cause of the accident.
The small boat capsized and sank about sixty yards from shore.
Two men attempted to save the fisherman, but were unsuccessful.
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=Drowning


Divers recovered Marshall's body this afternoon in about 45 feet of water near the spot where he disappeared.

Brush-Fire


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=abr
TAPE#97-15
GRAPHIC=None


The brush fires in Craig County have been contained, and are no longer a threat to the area.
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SUPER=04-Last Night;


Sixteen acres of forest were damaged, but the fire did not spread to any buildings, and no one was injured.
High winds hampered efforts to contain the fire yesterday.
That was not a problem today but there is concern low humidity could re-ignite hot spots.
The fire crews spent today watering down problem areas and mopping up.
Firefighters have now left the scene but remain on call until tomorrow morning.
Investigators at the scene are still looking for the cause of the fires.
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Edmonds


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


A former Virginia Tech football player has pleaded no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct.
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SUPER=@File;


Brian Edmonds was charged for his part in a campus fight last August. A Tech track team member was seriously injured in the brawl.
According to published reports Edmonds yesterday entered the no contest plea and was sentenced to two days in jail.
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Talent=Eric
SS=Legal Scales


Edmonds is also facing an allegation of rape--he and teammate James Crawford are being sued by a woman who claims the pair raped her after a party last December.
Both Edmonds and Crawford deny the allegation.

On-Record


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-9
GRAPHIC=On-Record


The Civil War still stirs strong feelings for many Virginians.
When Governor George Allen proclaimed April Confederate History Month, civil rights groups were outraged while others celebrated.
Denise Allen has more on the debate.
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((REV. CARL TINSLEY/NAACP: THE SOUTH LOST THE WAR, BUT THEY'VE NEVER FORGIVEN THIS COUNTRY FOR WHAT THEY HAD TO GO THROUGH AND AS A RESULT WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN DEMEANED AND LOOKED DOWN ON IN A WAY THAT YOU ARE THE CAUSE OF OUR FIGHTING.))
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At issue is a proclamation Governor George Allen signed earlier this month.
His proclamation sites Confederate history as "a source of pride, honor, and respect for millions of Americans," but makes NO mention of slavery.
The N-double-A-C-P and Southern Christian Leadership Conference calls it a "slap in the face."
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((REV. CHARLES GREEN/NAACP: WHEN THAT WAS GOING ON BLACKS WERE NOT CONSIDERED HUMAN BEINGS. THEY WERE CONSIDERED PROPERTY. THERE WAS NO MENTION OF BLACK SOLDIERS.))
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((WAYNE BYRD/HISTORIC PRESERVATION ASSN: FOR THE NAACP TO ATTACK US AND OUR HERITAGE AND TO SAY IT'S WRONG, IT'S RACIST. YOU CANNOT SHOW CONFEDERATE SYMBOLS IN THE SCHOOL WITHOUT BEING SENT HOME, WITHOUT THEM BEING OFFENDED. THEY ACT AS IF ANYTHING THEY'VE DONE HAS NOT OFFENDED US OR ANYONE ELSE.))
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You can here more on the debate during On Record tomorrow morning at 11.
Denise Allen News 7.))
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Still to come on News 7 at six, a few local kids spend some time learning more about Mother Earth...
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...and we'll bring you a new segment here on News 7--featuring the hottest spots on the web.
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Welfare-Reform


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-19
GRAPHIC=Welfare In Virginia


On October first, welfare reform will take effect here in the Roanoke Valley.
And today, members of local churches came together to consider their response.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Sponsored by Roanoke Area Ministries, the conference brought more than 200 people to Second Presbyterian Church.
While many in the audience fear the impact of welfare reform, speakers argued they must remain involved in the process.
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((WELFARE REFORM WILL NEED CHANGE. THAT'S OBVIOUS. WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS HAVE A GOOD FAITH EFFORT TO ADDRESS WELFARE REFORM NOW, TO BECOME KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THE PROCESS. AND ONCE WE'VE DONE THAT WE'LL KNOW WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN'T WORK. WE CAN GO BACK TO OUR LEGISLATORS WITH CREDIBILITY AND SAY THIS IS WHAT NEEDS TO BE CHANGED. THIS IS HOW IT CAN BE IMPROVED.))
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Roanoke Valley churches are also organizing a weekend of prayer that will take place just before the implementation of welfare reform in October.

Roanoke-Ad


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=Sta
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Roanoke police suspect a local lingerie club is really a front for prostitution.
According to published reports customers at "Shooters 44" paid for a private screening of the latest in lingerie wear--complete with live female models.
More services including sex were apparently available upon request after the show.
The report claims a woman alerted police after her daughter answered an ad for models in the Roanoke Times.
Police arrested a man working at Shooters and charged him with felony pandering, and two women on prostitution charges.
Charles McNeff, president of Shooters 44, denies the allegations and says nothing illegal happened at the club.
Police are continuing to investigate the matter and more arrests are expected.

Earth-Day


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=None


Mill Mountain played a starring role in Roanoke's Earth Day celebration.
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((I JUST THINK IT'S GREAT THAT THEY'VE DONE THIS AND THERE ARE SPECIAL THINGS FOR THE KIDS, BECAUSE WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SPECIAL THINGS FOR THE KIDS TO DO, SO IT'S FUN TO COME OUT AND SEE WHAT THEY'VE GOT.))
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The festivities brought the Kinder family and many others to the top of the mountain... for environmental exhibits, a children's theater performance, and other fun.
And for those who hope to prevent development on the mountain, it was an appropriate place to observe earth day.
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IN Q=Earth day i guess started

((BETTY FIELD/ADVOCATE FOR MILL MOUNTAIN: EARTH DAY I GUESS STARTED 20 YEARS AGO AND IT'S WONDERFUL. PEOPLE WALKING ON THE EARTH HERE TODAY CAN FEEL THE ENERGY OF THE MOUNTAIN AND IT'S SO IMPORTANT FOR THEIR SPIRITUAL HEALTH.))
SUPER=01-Betty Field/Advocate for Mill Mountain;
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ANCHOR=Eric
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The earth day celebration ended about an hour ago, but a conservation festival at Mill Mountain Zoo will continue tomorrow.

Web-Watch


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NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#WebWatch
GRAPHIC=Web-Watch

**NOTE ANCHOR TAG
Germany is accusing Compuserv of allowing pornography into the country, and they've filed charges against the company's German CEO.
More on that and other on-line news in this week's edition of News 7 Webwatch.
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(( Prosecutors in Germany say Compuserve violated their child protection laws by allowing pornographic material, including child pornography, to reach their customers.
They say Compuserv could have blocked the images... Compuserve says the charges are groundless.

Netscape is joining the world of "push" technology. The company is about to release a new browser component called Netcaster.
Netcaster will connect the user to continuously updated news, sports and other information services...
Push Technology is already used by Web-based information services such as Pointcast.

NASA says it's two comet watch pages are a huge hit.
The sites, which feature a viewing schedule, thousands of pictures, and near real-time images of comet Hale-Bopp are recording more than a million hits a day.
You can hit them at www.jpl.nasa.gov/comet and comet.hq.nasa.gov .

If you're looking for an on-line challenge, PlaySite lets you go head to head with other on-line users, playing chess, checkers and backgammon.
Join in the fun at www.playsite.com...There's no charge, you can play as a guest, or register and become a ranked player.
You WILL need a Java-enabled browser... either Netscape 3.0 or better, or Microsoft Internet Explorer.

For links to these sites, and much more, browse over the WDBJ-7 homepage at www-wdbj7-dot-com.))
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=WEB WATCH


For the latest on-line news and features, you can catch Web Watch right here, every Saturday at Six, on News 7.


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Coming up next on News 7 at six, a local bass fishing tournament gets underway at Smith Mountain Lake
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...and nets a few dollars for the area's special athletes. We'll have that story and more when News 7 returns.
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Kid-Fest


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=abr
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


These days lots of athletes are shying away from the position of role model,
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


but Virginia Tech players didn't wrestle with the issue. Members from many teams were kicking around at a Kids Festival in Blacksburg today.
Children could play baseball, soccer, and basketball with their college counter parts.
And if sports isn't your game, there were plenty of other opportunities to clown around.
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Bass-Fishing


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=Smith Mountain Lake


Anglers in search of big bass, hauled in some impressive numbers for Special Olympics.
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SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake;


The Star City Bassmasters launched their second annual tournament today from Waterwheel Marina.
The event raises money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run, and ultimately for Special Olympics.
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(( ))
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Organizers expected today's event to bring in more than two thousand dollars for Special Olympics.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
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And coming up, a couple of Wahoos and a Hokie go in the first round of the N-F-L Draft.
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And the Modifieds were in the spotlight at the Martinsville Speedway this afternoon.
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S-NFL


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-26
GRAPHIC=NFL DRAFT


The first pick in the N-F-L draft was no surprise as the St. Louis Rams went for Ohio State's Orlando Pace.
Pace is the first offensive lineman taken number one in the Draft in 29 years.
The next four picks were on the defensive side of the ball.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-1996 Season; :


Virginia Linebacker James Farrior was the ninth pick in the first round by the New York Jets.
Farrior was a three year starter with 381 career tackles and 6 and a half sacks last season.
The San Francisco 49-ers took Tech quarterback Jim Druckenmiller with the 26-th pick in the first round.
Druckenmiller was all Big East in 96 and he threw 35 touchdown passes in starting the last two seasons.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold logo


And defensive end Jon Harris of Virginia was chosen by Philadelphia with the 25-th pick in the first round.
The Ravens took Jamie Sharper with the 34-th pick in the second round and the Giants took Tiki barber with the 36-th pick.

S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-1
GRAPHIC=Tech Football


In Blacksburg, The Hokies held their annual Maroon and White game this afternoon.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :


Several Hundred fans turned out to watch the Spring Game.
The Maroon team started with a bang Kenny Oxendine caps off a 9 play 65 yard drive with a one yard touchdown run up the middle for a 7 to nothing lead.
In the second quarter, Andre Kendrick takes the Clark Handoff going up the middle from the nine to score to make it 14 to nothing Maroon at the half.
The Maroon continued to dominate in the second half as Lamont Pegues caps an 8 play 75 yard drive with this one yard T-D run to make it 21 to nothing.
The Maroon defense then got on the board in the fourth quarter as tackle
SUPER=36-Maroon/35/White/0/;Carl Bradley scoops up the fumble and scrambles

42 yards for the touchdown and the Maroon wins 35 to nothing.
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((AL CLARK/VIRGINIA TECH QUARTERBACK: )) ((FRANK BEAMER/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH: ))
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SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :12
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S-Racing


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-36
GRAPHIC=Martinsville


The Modified's took center stage at Martinsville today in the Goody's Headache Powder 200.
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SUPER=03-Martinsville; :


Mike Stefanik had the dominate car early in the race and he was the leader on lap 94 of the 200 lap race.
Then moments later on lap 107 several cars got sideways in turn two bringing out the seventh caution of the day.
But Mike Ewanitsko took over the lead and he covered the field winning the Goody's Headache Powder 200 on the Modifieds return to Martinsville in the spring.
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((MIKE EWANITSKO/GOODY'S HEADACHE POWDER 200 WINNER: ))
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PINNACLE 1030
And don't forget tonight at 7 50 years of Thunder a special on the 50-th anniversary of the Martinsville Speedway right here on your hometown station.
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S-NBA


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-
GRAPHIC=NBA Logo


Reports in Indianapolis say that Pacer head coach Larry Brown will probably resign after the teams final game tomorrow.
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SUPER=04-NBA; :


The Indianapolis Star and News says brown has asked Pacers president Donnie Walsh to let him out of the remaining two years on his contract.
If it happens Brown may not be out of work long. Because reports in Boston say the Celtics have asked the pacers for permission to talk to Brown about their coaching job.
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ANCHOR=Roy
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M.L. Carr currently the Celtics head coach. Brown coached the Pacers to the Eastern Conference finals in 1994 and 1995.

S-MLB


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-27
GRAPHIC=MLB LOGO


The Chicago Cubs have lost another one. This afternoon the Mets beat the Cubs 6 to 3.
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SUPER=03-New York, NY/WGN; :


The Cubs hoping to break a season opening 12 game losing streak.
In the first, John Olerud hits a double to left field scoring Lance Johnson and the Mets took the one to nothing lead.
New York led 2 to nothing then in the sixth Todd Hundley hits a shot to left field to score Olerud and the Mets were cruising 3 to nothing.
Chicago tied the game at 3 to 3 in SUPER=35-New York/6/Chicago/3/;the

seventh with one swing of the bat. Dave Clark hitting this two run homer over the right field wall but the Mets win it 6 to 3.
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S-Avalanche


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11PM
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-4
GRAPHIC=Salem Avalanche


The Salem Avalanche came from behind last night and beat the Kinston Indians 7 to 4.
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SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Indians


The cold night kept many fans away from the stadium but those in attendance were wrapped up in blankets.
In the second inning, with runners on second and third catcher Heath Hayes hits a sac fly to right field scoring Darren Stumburger and the Indians led 1 to nothing.
Salem trailed 2 to nothing in the second but got on the board when Justin Drizos hits a shot past the second baseman to score David Feuerstein from third to make it 2 to 1 Kinston.
Kinston came right back in the fourth inning with runners on second
SUPER=37-Kinston/4/Salem/7/;and third Marcos Scutaro hits a single to right

field scoring two more runs Kinston led 4 to 1 But Salem wins it 7 to 4.
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ANCHOR=Roy
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The Avalanche plays game two of a three game set with the Indians at Memorial Stadium tonight game time is 7-o'clock. Wx-Tape
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