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Coming up-
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Smith Mountain Lake is 31 years old- What's the future of the water and what's built around it?
Tonight People speak out.
A skydiver gets his foot caught in the line- Well show you the dramatic video.
Plus we'll tell you about chocolate flavored veggies.
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News 7 is next.

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Good Evening.
People who live at Smith Mountain Lake worry about too many new buildings and homes.
They want a say in what goes on.
Tonight we'll hear what they're saying.
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SUPER=03-Grand Forks, ND;


75 percent of Grand Forks North Dakota is now underwater as the President prepares fo visit tomorrow.
SUPER=03-Louisville, KY;


And what happens when your foot gets caught in the line of your parachute thousands of feet above earth.
We'll show you the dramatic video.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Plus one local band comes back from Florida with more than a tan- They won a trophy.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

Flooding


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
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It's the worst flooding in North Dakota history.
This is what folks there are hearing tonight.
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((THE DIKES WILL NOT HOLD. YOU MUST EVACUATE.))
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The order came down after weeks of futile sandbagging and a weekend catastrophe- four downtown blocks went up in flames.
A look from up above shows just how much of Grand Forks is flooded- 75 percent now underwater.
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SOT 20:12:26
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((GREG FROJKER: ITS PHENOMENAL. TEH CREST IS FIVE FEET HIGHER THAN PREDICTED AND THE WHOLE TOWN IT'S TOTAL DEVASTATION FROM FRONT TO BACK, EAST TO WEST.)) 20:13:26 ((WE'RE STILL FIGHTING AND WE'LL BUILD AND GO ON.))
SUPER=01-Greg Frojker/Grand Forks' Resident;
SUPER=01-Pat Owens/Grand Forks' Mayor; 06 quick!
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=and go on."
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With no power, no phones, no drinking water, town leaders say it'll be two weeks before most of Grand Forks can think about returning home.
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wipe wipe wipe

Train-Derail


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
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wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Sandusky, OH;


Evacuations are also going on tonight in Ohio- after 33 train cars jumped the tracks.
The Conrail freight cars derailed near a bridge over the Sandusky Bay.
Although all the cars are empty- about eight cars do have traces of the toxic chemical- sodium hydroxide.
As a precaution, people nearby were told to leave their homes- while the cleanup goes on.
No word on what caused the derailment.
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Gibson


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NEWSCAST=11pm
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TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


One of the three men charged in the murder of a Pulaski County man last fall pleaded no contest today.
Eddie Gibson was convicted of first degree murder in the stabbing of Elmer Eugene Fisher.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./September 26


Police found Fisher's body on the banks of the New River last September.
They maintain Gibson drove the victim and two other men to that spot and then killed him.
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=HOLD


Gibson had also been facing a robbery charge, but that was dismissed.
He'll be sentenced later.

Shooters-44


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A new business in Roanoke features young women modeling lingerie for sale.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Management says that's the extent of business at Shooters-44.
A glimpse inside this afternoon, revealed catalogues of lingerie and loosely-clothed women behind the counter.
Though one man was arrested for pandering Thursday night, he says news stories over the weekend haven't hurt.
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((ACTUALLY, IT'S A LOT BETTER. FREE PUBLICITY. YOU CAN'T BEAT THAT.))
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OUT Q=can't beat that.
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VO-NAT


On a return trip to Shooters-44, a man blocked the main entrance, refusing to let us in again.
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SS=NONE


Company president Charles McNeff says it's strictly lingerie with live models, no drugs, no alcohol, no touching.

Marilyn-Manson


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TAPE#97-21
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Virginia's capital city has given up its fight against the shock rock band Marilyn Manson.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Richmond city officials met with attorneys today and decided to let the band play at the city-owned Coliseum.
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SOT 04:46:52
IN Q=We've come

((WE'VE COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT WE CAN'T STOP THE CONCERT CONSTITUTIONALLY. SO WE'LL ALLOW THE MARILYN MANSON CONCERT TO BE ON SCHEDULE MAY 10TH, BUT WE'LL ALSO WATCH THE CONCERT. AND IF THERE ARE ANY LAWS, ANY ORDINANCES BROKEN, THEN THEY WILL BE CHARGED.))
SUPER=01-Larry Chavis/Richmond Mayor;
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OUT Q=they will be charged
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SUPER=@file;


Marilyn Manson is a self-avowed Satan worshiper, whose band is known for vulgar lyrics and a sensational act.
Richmond city council last week cancelled the concert -- then was told it was violating the first amendment.
The city even floated the idea of paying the band NOT to play, but Manson declined the offer.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
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Still to come on the newscast, the city of Roanoke considers a tax on cellular phone service,
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and we'll see a close call for a skydiver as he becomes entangled in his parachute line.
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Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
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Roll
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SUPER=82-0.94''/minus 1.18''/8.43''/minus 2.81'';
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Missing-Plane


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Wind and snow are holding up the search for a missing Air Force jet-
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rocky Mountains, CO;


A powerful helicopter was supposed to fly in to help- but strong wind and poor visibility delayed the chopper's arrival.
It's needed to take crews to the site where searchers spotted what may be debris from the plane.
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((CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER RICHARD RUGGS/U.S. AIR FORCE: WE SAW SOME METAL DEBRIS YELLOW IN COLOR PROTRUDING OUT OF THE SNOW. IT WASN'T MUCH.))
SUPER=01-Richard Ruggs/U.S. Air Force;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=it wasn't much."
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The plane's been missing since April 2nd.
The Air Force will try tomorrow to reach the suspected crash site.
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Chute-Fall


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Skydiving looks easy when everythings going right-
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Louisville, KY;

but when something goes wrong it's a different story.
Skydiver Paul Robards got tangled in his parachute over the weekend.
That's when his six years of experience kicked in.
Robard's foot got caught in one of the lines- so he cut himself free but his foot was still caught.
He was on his way down head first-
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SOT 15:24:22
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((PAUL ROBARDS/SKYDIVER: I HAD TO KICK IT OFF. IT DIDN'T WANT TO COME OFF BUT WITH ENOUGH KICKING I THINK MY FOOT WOULD'VE COME OFF. WITH ENOUGH KICKING.))
SUPER=02-Paul Robards/Skydiver;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=with enough kicking. (DOUBLE OUTCUE)"
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Robards then goes into a free fall.
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SOT 15:24:33
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((PAUL ROBARDS/SKYDIVER: I HAD TO FLIP MYSELF OVER AFTER I GOT CLEAN. BELLY TO THE EARTH. I PULLED THE RESERVE HANDLE AND BOOM- THE PRETTY YELLOW PARACHUTE.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=pretty yellow parachute."
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Robards landed in a junk yard but he says any landing feet first is considered a good one.
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Lake-Issues


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TAPE#97-23
GRAPHIC=Smith Mt Lake


What's the future of Smith Mountain Lake?
People who live there say it's time for Bedford, Pittslyvania, and Franklin County officials to work together to decide.
Citizens have been on the job for almost 2 years-- tonight they presented THEIR ideas to the public.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake/File Tape;
SUPER=01-Wayne Angell/Franklin Co. Chairman;
SUPER=01-Ron Willard/Developer;
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(( Smith Mountain lake is just 31 years old, but it's already experiencing some growing pains.
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((WAYNE ANGELL: WE'RE STILL IN THE WHAT IF STAGES, I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT THE COUNTIES COLLABORATE FOR ITS FUTURE..))
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The committee wants to make sure the LAKE WATER stays clear.
They say keeping silt out of lake during construction is of paramount importance.
Utilities are another concern. The lake region has no central water supply.
A suggestion offered early and often was the creation of a "LAKE REGION" that would have uniform laws and codes.
Currently the lake falls under the jurisdiction of three different counties.
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((RON WILLARD/DEVELOPER:GET THE 3 COUNTY ....PARTNERSHIP.))
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BUTT/BUTT/BUTT
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((WAYNE ANGELL: A LONG, AND TEDIOUS... THAT WILL REQUIRE...3 COUNTIES.))
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The committees will finalize the proposal, and submit it to surrounding counties in a few months.
Andrew Freiden, News7, BCounty.

Kroger-Robbery


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Two men from Tennessee are charged with trying to rob a Kroger store in Roanoke County.
50-year old Donnie Davis and his 54 year old brother Leo are charged with attempted armed robbery.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Friday


The store manager said a man came into the Hollins Kroger, demanded money and said he had a homemade bomb.
The manager told the man to wait while he got some cash, then instead got to a phone and called police.
The men drove off in a car that matched the one the Davis brothers were driving that night.
A state trooper in Smyth County spotted it, and stopped them Friday night.
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City-Budget


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-19
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Seal


If you live in Roanoke- expect a possible cut in the Real estate tax rate-
Roanoke City Council is preparing to make the cut but members are also considering a new tax on cellular phone service.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Today, City Manager Bob Herbert presented a 161-million dollar spending plan.
The proposed budget maintains services, gives city employees a modest raise, and funds the local share of the school budget.
It would also reduce the real estate tax rate by a penny.
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IN Q=Some of us sitting here

((CARROLL SWAIN/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: SOME OF US SITTING HERE ACTUALLY WANT MORE. I FOR ONE WOULD LIKE TO SEE A TWO CENT REDUCTION.)) ((NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: THERE MAY BE SOME SENTIMENT AS A MATTER OF POLICY FOR THE COUNCIL TO MOVE FROM THE PROPERTY TAX TO MORE OF A CONSUMER TAX SITUATION IN ORDER TO PROVIDE HOMEOWNERS A BREAK, BUT AGAIN COUNCIL HAS NOT DECIDED THAT.))
SUPER=01-Carroll Swain/Roanoke City Council; :00
SUPER=01-Nelson Harris/Roanoke City Council; :07
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OUT Q=has not decided that.
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Council could replace real estate tax revenue with a new tax on cellular phone service.
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The city will hold a public hearing on the budget May 5th.

Cross


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A water and sewer dispute between the Town of Rocky Mount and Franklin County is making it difficult for new businesses to set up shop in THAT area.
And that may be the reason why their new Economic Development Director quit.
Greg Cross... who spent just 3-and a half months on the job has tendered his resignation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Earlier in the day, Cross agreed to speak with News-7 to talk about why he's leaving.
But after meeting with county officials he declined to comment to the media.
The head of the Economic Development Commission believes Cross was frustrated by the fact the Town and the County have been unable to resolve their differences.
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SOT 23:28:57
IN Q=We've just run

((WALTER HUGHES/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION: WE'VE JUST RUN UP AGAINST A BRICK WALL RIGHT NOW. UNTIL THE TOWN AND THE COUNTY CAN GET TOGETHER AND WORK OUT SOME OF THEIR PROBLEMS... WE'RE GOING TO BE STUCK IN THE MUD FOR A WHILE. ))
SUPER=01-Walter Hughes/Economic Development Commission;
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OUT Q=for a while
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SS=NONE


The County Board of Supervisors and Town Council will meet next week to talk about the problem.

Garner


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-11
GRAPHIC=State Seal


The man who oversaw Virginia's Department of Juvenile Justice has stepped down, complaining of micromanagement by Public Safety Secretary Patricia West.
Former judge Marvin Garner wrote in a resignation letter that Secretary West under-mined his leadership.
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SOT 01:45:17
IN Q=Keep in mind

((KEN STROUPE/GOVERNOR'S SPOKESMAN: KEEP IN MIND THAT THE APPOINTMENT WAS JUST MADE IN JANUARY. SO IT'S BASICALLY BEEN TWO MONTHS ON THE JOB. THERE ARE ALWAYS GROWING PAINS IN THE EARLY STAGES OF TAKING ON A NEW POSITION. AND AS I SAID, SECRETARY WEST WAS THE AGENCY HEAD, SHE WAS IN CHARGE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE, AND SO RIGHTFULLY SHE'S GOING TO HAVE SOME CONTINUED INTEREST.))
SUPER=01-Ken Stroupe/Governor's Spokesman;
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OUT Q=continued interest.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Democratic Delegate Chip Woodrum heads up the state Crime Commission.
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SOT 14:57:04
IN Q=WITH THE

((WITH THE SECRETARY OF PUBLIC SAFETY INTERFERING WITH THE DAY TO DAY OPERATION, LEADS YOU TO FEEL THAT YOU MIGHT BE CONCERNED THAT THERE'S SOME OVER POLITICAL INFLUENCE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE. ))
SUPER=@Woodrum;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=Juvenile Justice.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/December 4, 1996;


Trish West was elevated to the Governor's cabinet in December.
SUPER=@File


Under her leadership, the Department of Juvenile Justice was criticized by a state audit agency for insufficient rehabilitation programs, questionable disciplinary techniques, and inadequate staffing.
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Soft Music Under
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Coming up next on the newscast, a Lynchburg minister is working to bring much needed humanitarian aid to Cuba,
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and we'll tell you about new products designed to get children to eat their vegetables-- chocolate flavored carrots and pizza flavored corn.
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Cuba-Doctor


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-15
GRAPHIC=NONE


For nearly four decades, Cuba's been closed off to the rest of the world.
But an organization of American ministers is knocking down those barriers, bringing much-needed humanitarian aid.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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IN Q=They are grim
SUPER=03-Havana, Cuba/Amateur Video; :00
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :19 (quick!)
SUPER=01-George Jones/Life Outreach, Inc.; :22
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(( They are grim reminders of the world's worst nuclear disaster.
Eleven years after the explosion at Chernobyl, hundreds of young survivors cling to life in hospitals like this one in Havana, Cuba.
But treatment is difficult when you lack even basic medicines like aspirin and antibiotics.
That's where a group known as Life Outreach is stepping in.
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SOT 2:42:10
IN Q=So we were

((DR. GEORGE JONES/LIFE OUTREACH, INC.: SO WE WERE GIVEN A LIST OF JUST SIMPLE ITEMS, SAYING IF YOU COULD HELP US WITH THESE, IT WOULD GREATLY HELP OUR TREATMENT PROGRAM HERE.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=treatment program here.


In a first of its kind agreement, the Cuban and American governments are allowing Jones and his group to establish a pipeline to funnel donations of medical supplies and equipment from the U.S. into Cuba.
The most recent arrived three weeks ago, to the delight of the medical staff in Havana's Central Pediatric Hospital.
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((THIS WILL EXTEND THEIR SERVICES WELL INTO THE COMMUNITIES..))
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OUT Q=the communities.


It was the latest in a string of victories for Life Outreach, which for 18 years has used churches across the world as conduits for American aid.. aid that might otherwise be rejected.
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IN Q=Part of the

((GEORGE JONES: PART OF THE WORK OF LIFE OUTREACH IS TO BE A PIONEER. WE'RE THE KIND OF ORGANIZATION THAT LIKES TO GO IN AND SORT OF YOU MIGHT SAY BLOW THE HOLE IN THE JUNGLE FLOOR AND MAKE A LANDING STRIP FOR OTHERS TO LAND IN.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=to land in.


And the work continues.. Jones and his group are now looking for more donations for their next trip to Cuba in June.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

Choco-Veggies


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Everyone knows most kids love candy so how about veggies that taste sweet?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-London;


That's what children are eating in London.
They're called Wacky Veg- These veggies are backed by the Cancer Research Campaign- to help persuade children to eat their vegetables.
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SOT 16:52:28
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((WE ARE DEAD SERIOUS ABOUT IMPROVING THE DIET OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY.))
SUPER=01-Professor Gordon McVie/Campaign Spokesman; quick!
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OUT Q=IN THIS COUNTRY."
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Kids are trying chocolate flavored carrots, cheese and onion cauliflower, pizza sweet corn and baked bean flavored peas.
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SOT 16:52:53
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((I LIKED THE SWEET CORN AND PEAS BUT I DIDN'T LIKE THE CAULIFLOWER. THEY JUST DIDN'T TASTE LIKE CHOCOLATE AND CHEESE AND ONION.)) 15:53:03 ((THE PEAS AND SWEET CORN WERE NICE. CARROTS WERE A BIT SWEET ALRIGHT.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=A BIT SWEET ALRIGHT."
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Plans for bubble gum brocoli and toffee apple cauliflower did not make it past the drawing board.
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S-NHL


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ice-97
GRAPHIC=Stanley cup playoffs


The NHL playoffs continued last night as four Eastern conference teams took the ice.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Kanata, Ontario/Sabres vs. Senators; :00


Ottawa and Buffalo battled it out in a close one. Darrin Shannon would tie the game midway through the third period on this tally.
Then, Dixon Ward scored with 20 SUPER=31-Buffalo/3/Ottawa/2;

second remaining to break the tie as Buffalo beats Ottawa 3-2. The Sabres now lead the series 2 games to 1.
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ANCHOR=Steve
SS=Hold Stanley cup


in the other Eastern conference tilt; Philadelphia topped Pittsburgh 5-3.

S-Byrd


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-28
GRAPHIC=Soccer


Rockbridge battled William Byrd in a Blue Ridge District soccer match last night.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Vinton/Wildcats vs. Terriers; :00


Byrd head coach Jeff Highfill captured his 200th career victory last week against Lord Botetourt.
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SOT
IN Q=I've

((JEFF HIGHFILL/201 CAREER SOCCER WINS:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Highfill/201 Career Soccer Wins; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=...I got here"
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VO-NAT(Con't)


The Terriers would give their coach his 2 hundred and first victory by beating Rockbridge 3-nothing.
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S-Druck


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#S6-26
GRAPHIC=49ERS


Steve Young's heir apparent has arrived in San Francisco.
SS=Jim Druckenmiller

Jim Druckenmiller was introduced to the bay area media last night.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA; :00

Druckenmiller got his jersey last night which as of now will be number 14, since some other pretty good quarterback named Montana wore number 16 out there.
So far, the folks in California have been most impressed with Jim's size.
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IN Q=bite

((JIM DRUCKENMILLER/49ERS NUMBER ONE DRAFT PICK:))
SUPER=01-Jim Druckenmiller/49ers Number One Draft Pick; :00
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=...WE CAN."
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S-MLB


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-3
GRAPHIC=MLB

Boston was busy with baseball and a marathon yesterday as part of the city Patriot's day celebration.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Boston. MA/Orioles vs. Red Sox; :00


And Sox fans had something to cheer about in the park, as Wil Cordero sparked a three run fourth inning with a two run homer off loser Scott Erickson. Redsox win it 4-to-2.
Aaron Sele picked up the win for the Sox, scattering five hits over 6 and
SUPER=35-Baltimore/2/Boston/4;

two thirds innings. He is now 3-and-0 on the year.
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ANCHOR=steve
SS=MLB


Also, yesterday afternoon the Cubs won their second straight beating the Mets 6-to-4.
The Phillies topped the Pirates 10-to-2.

S-Score


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ST5-26
GRAPHIC=NBA


The NBA did some firing today.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=04-NBA; :00


it was a tough afternoon for NBA coach Dick Motta. The Denver Nuggets have fired him. The Nuggets were 21 and 61 this season. Speaking of numbers; here are your scores. WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=0103-j/Buffalo/3//Ottawa/2///j/Philadelphia/5//Pittsburgh/3///;
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Sports tease


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WRITER=sma
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still to come tonight, highlights (----------------)
VO-NAT

one more look back at a big weekend at martisnville.
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S-Marathon


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#S7-4
SS=marathon


The Boston Marathon and it's endless number of runners hit the streets yesterday in Bean Town.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Boston, MA/ESPN2; :00


The mass of humanity known as the field of runners took over the streets of the Boston for 101st running of prestigious Boston Marathon.
Not surprisingly a Kenyan would again capture the men's championship as Lameck Aguta pulled away in the final mile to beat countryman Joseph Kamow with a time of 2 hours, 10 minutes and 33 seconds. He's the 7th straight Kenyan to win the title.
On the women's front Ethiopia's Fati-ma Roba the reigning olympic champion in the marathon won in two hours 26 minutes and 24 seconds.
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S-Gordon


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-36
GRAPHIC=MARTINSVILLE 50TH


Jeff Gordon helped the Martinsville Speedway get the track's long 50th anniversary celebration off to a rousing start.
Mike Stevens takes a look back at yesterday's party.
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IN Q=First audio
SUPER=03-Martinsville/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=04-Goody's 500; :30
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/23 Career Winston Cup Wins; :51
SUPER=@mike1; :58
SUPER=01-Bobby Hamilton/Finished Second In Goody's 500; 1:47
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OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
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(( If you want to have a good party you need a few balloons. Umm, better make that a whole lot of balloons. You also need some guests - the Speedway had 71 thousand of those for the bash - and a few even arrived wearing their own party hats. ((NAT SOUND OF FAN:))
Rusty was all smiles as he arrived for the party, but this Gordon guy not only had the best looking date, but the best handling car.
Jeff Gordon started the Goody's 500 on the outside of the second row, but by the 21st lap of the race he was comfortably in front. He probably would have led the rest of the race had it not been for this Jimmy Spencer induced spin in turn four on lap 328. ((JEFF GORDON/GOODY'S 500 WINNER:))
Not only did he come back but he took over, resuming the lead on lap 376 and never looking back. Gordon led a track record 432 circuits in the 500 lap event. At times his dominating performance was a dizzying experience for all involved. ((JEFF GORDON/GOODY'S 500 WINNER:))
Lost in all of Gordon's dominance was the top performance of the season by a Pontiac. Bobby Hamilton had the STP Pontiac in front for 48 laps, and he eventually came home in second thanks to a beefed up pit crew. ((BOBBY HAMILTON/STP PONTIAC DRIVER:))
The Cup cars now head to Talladega to the super speedway this coming weekend.
Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))

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A Roanoke high school band has reason to blow its own horn tonight.
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The William Fleming Band arrived back in town this morning with a first place trophy.
They won their division in Disney World's All American Music Festival over the weekend.
The band director says the competition was spirited, but friendly.
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((JOHN WRIGHT/BAND DIRECTOR: THE GROUP THAT WAS PERFORMING RIGHT BEFORE US WE HAD A COUPLE OF RUN-INS AT THE HOTEL WITH US AS FAR AS SHALL WE SAY WHO GOT TO THE POOL FIRST AND WHO GOT THE PRIME PARKING SPOT TO UNLOAD, THAT KIND OF THING. AND SO THE KIDS WANTED TO BEAT THEM NO MATTER WHAT AND THAT WAS ONE OF THE GROUPS THAT WAS IN OUR COMPETITION. ))
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Wright says this is the biggest prize the band's won in more than 30 years.
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