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Up next on News 7... accusations of racism bring protestors to a Blacksburg night club...
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And if you love shrimp... there's only one place to be this weekend.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Headline
GRAPHIC=NONE


In sports, The Rockets win this afternoon a couple of high school softball teams gear up for the end of the regular season.
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And a record night for Seattle Outfielder Ken Griffey Junior.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Andrew
SS=None


A Very active weather system on the gulf coast is headed our way-- it'll bring rain for tomorrow. The complete weather story coming up.

Impaxx


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=none


Allegations of racism are prompting protests at a Blacksburg night club.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night;


Local members of the N-DOUBLE-A-C-P were outside Club 221 last night, urging people not to patronize the establishment.
The club has just been re-named--until recently it was known as Impaxx.
Some former employees say owner Martha Curry told workers the bar was attracting too many black customers.
On one occasion Curry allegedly told an employee to only let in well dressed white people.
Curry was not available for comment last night; she has previously said she will admit young people to the club only if they have a college I-D.
Her claim is backed up by another group of employees who held a small protest of their own last night.
The situation was discussed today at a meeting of the Montgomery County Human Relations Council.
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((ELYZABETH HOLFORD/HUMAN RELATIONS COUNCIL PRES: THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE CAN DO TODAY IS BRING THOSE PEOPLE TOGETHER AND ALSO PROVIDE AN OUTLET FOR FUTURE ISSUES WHEN THEY COME UP SO EVERYONE KNOWS THERE ARE PEOPLE HERE WHO CARE.))
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Today's Council meeting had actually been in the works for more than a year.
Members say workshops like today's are important for improving racial sensitivity.
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Caru-Apts


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=none


Earlier this month a double murder at Roanoke's Caru Apartments shocked and terrified residents.
Today an area church hoped to start the healing process.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 1;


Miguel Ortiz allegedly shot 23- year- old Sharon Casey and her mother Deborah Casey April first.
(Orteez) Ortiz was Sharon Casey's ex- boyfriend.
Pastor Delmar Jackson says acts of violence such as this steal people's hope.
So this afternoon he brought his church service to Caru residents.
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((PASTOR DELMAR JACKSON/ABUNDANCE GRACE ASSEMBLY: WE HAVE EX-DRUG USERS, EX-DRUG DEALERS. WE HAVE PROSTITUTES WHOM GOD HAS CHANGED THEIR LIVES AND WE WANT THE SAME HOPE THAT GOD CAN DO THE SAME THING TO THEM TO BE SEWN INTO THESE RESIDENTS CAN DO THE SAME THING TO THEM.))
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Jackson says his church group will travel to all the city's low income housing complexes during the summer months.
He says it's their way of planting the seeds of hope.
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Allen-Davies


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-19
GRAPHIC=Allen, George


The Republican state Senator who co-chairs the Senate Finance Committee has accused fellow Republican George Allen's administration of trying to "cut the heart out of higher education" in Virginia.
Senator John Chichester's comments are part of a wave of criticism Allen received over the firing of Gordon Davies.
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Davies headed the State Council of Higher Education for 20 years...and was just let go by Allen's appointees to the Council.
Speaking to reporters in Roanoke this week, Allen said: "It's not as if he were given a contract for life."
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((AND ALL OF THIS CARRYING ON, AS IF SOMEBODY GETS A JOB, AND EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE A TERM CONTRACT, IT'S AS IF IT'S UNTIL THAT PERSON WANTS TO LEAVE. THE BOARD MAKES THAT DECISION. THEY WANT ACCOUNTABILITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION. THEY WANT ACCURATE FORECASTING, SO THAT WE CAN PLAN PROPERLY.))
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The governor says Davies had problems with in-accurate projections in enrollment at Virginia colleges.
Davies and the board clashed over cost- saving plans the administration continues to push for state colleges after Virginia's recovered from recession.
Allen said he personally supports the Council's decision.

Shrimp-Festival


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=dal
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


The kick off for one of the Star City's biggest events is under way.
Folks are bellying-up to the table for the Fourth Annual Shrimpfest at the Salem Civic Center.
Double Boxes=Eric/Denise Microwave


Denise Allen is there, do you have your bib ready?
I'm set Eric. This event is definitely not one for people with shrimpy appetites.
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It's a fundraiser for Roanoke's Festival in the Park.
16 dollars for all the shrimp you can eat.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Eric
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Coming up on News 7 at Six-- ways you can help victims in North Dakota just by using the internet--on this week's edition of Web Watch.
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...and one of the brothers from the Dukes of Hazard duo makes a special appearance at a local festival.
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Web-Watch


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#WebWatch
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The massive flooding in North Dakota is generating a flood of internet activity.
You can find out about the flood, flood victims, and how to help out on-line.
More in this week's WebWatch.
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(( As the Red River ravages parts of North Dakota, relief agencies and others are busy building an on-line support network. www.salvation.linkup.net
Fargo, North Dakota's Salvation Army home page provides a list of needed relief supplies... www.flood97.com
The flood-97 resource page will connect you with a Lutheran Disaster relief task force, and other flood related information. www.gfherald.com/news/floodwatch.htm
The Grand Forks Herald is still publishing on the Web... You can find local flooding news, as well as links to electronic "flood-cams" providing updated images of the Red River. www.ndsu.nodak.edu
North Dakota State University is devoting part of it's site to flood information, including a forum for Grand Forks evacuees trying to contact friends and relatives. www.in-forum.com/flood/
And Forum communications in Fargo has created an e-mail message board. Flood victims are leaving messages for family and friends. There are also messages of support and concern from people all over the world.
Each of these pages include links to many more flood related sites...
To visit all the sites we've listed, look up WebWatch on the WDBJ home page, at www.wdbj7.com.))
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DOGWOOD-FESTIVAL


ANCHOR=ERIC
NEWSCAST=SIX
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=none


Spring is in full bloom just in time for the 42nd annual Vinton Dogwood Festival.
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SUPER=03-Vinton;


The Dogwoods peaked on schedule to provide the perfect decoration for the festival.
Visitors cruised into the day by browsing the arts and craft booths at the Vinton War Memorial.
Those with stomachs of steel could part-take in carnival food and thrill rides.
And local bands provided tunes for dancing.
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Tom Wopat of Dukes of Hazzard fame was on hand as grand marshall.
Wopat says the show's down to earth humor makes it a cult favorite.
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((TOM WOPAT/ACTOR: IT'S LIKE SEEING AN OLD FRIEND FOR SOME FOLKS. THERE WASN'T ANY GREAT ART TO IT, BUT WE ALL ENJOYED WHAT WE DID AND WE PROMOTED CERTAIN FAMILY VALUES AND COMMUNITY VALUES.))
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Wopat is busy with his music career.
He has a new album coming out this winter and he's touring the country singing show tunes with different symphonies.
Wopat cheered on as Tamara Haywood received the honor of the day when she was crowned the queen of the festival.
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No-Till-Farming


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=Farming


From a rundown shop in Carroll County, Red Belcher and Junior Bowman are out to revolutionize the agricultural industry.
Together, they are B-and-B No-Till, the outgrowth of 15 years of research started by Virginia Tech horticulturist Ron Morse.
Tracy Altizer has their story.
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Red Belcher is at work building a no- till planter.
It doesn't look especially complicated or high- tech, but it's impact on farming may be immeasurable.
That's especially true in areas such as Southwest Virginia, where federal law prohibits planting on steeper slopes due to erosion problems once the soil is tilled.
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((RED BELCHER/B & B NO-TILL: THESE THREE TO FIVE INCH RAINFALLS THAT WE HAVE WOULD JUST DEVASTATE, JUST WASH IT AWAY. WE CAN GO ON THESE SLOPES AND LOSE, ALMOST NO EROSION PROBLEMS AT ALL. ))
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Here's why. Instead of removing the sod layer as in traditional tilling, B&B's planter leaves it in tact.
It transplants the vegetables into a narrow slit, then firms the soil back around them.
Experts say the transplanter is also more environmentally- friendly, reducing irrigation and chemical needs.
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((GARY LARROWE/COOPERATIVE EXTENSION AGENT: THE IRRIGATION NEEDS ARE LESS BECAUSE YOU'VE ACTUALLY GOT A COVER ON THE GROUND, WHICH HARBORS THE MOISTURE FOR THE PLANT ITSELF. THE FERTILIZE MOVEMENT IS NOT THERE. THE FERTILIZE PLACEMENT STAYS WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE FOR THE PLANT GROWTH. ))
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So far, Belcher and Bowman report success with the 50 or so prototype planters they've distributed for field tests.
More than a dozen orders from farmers as far away as California are on hold until they put together a business plan and open a bigger shop.
Tracy Altizer, News 7.))
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Eric
SS=NONE


Coming up next on News 7 at six, the Kandinsky Trio is warming up for its last home concert of the season,
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and the Christiansburg High School Choir is tunes up for a big concert of it's own -- at Shea Stadium!
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KANDINSKY-TRIO


ANCHOR=ERIC
NEWSCAST=SIX
WRITER=PEV
TAPE#97-25
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Chamber music fans in the valley are in for a treat tomorrow.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/Yesterday;


The Kandinsky Trio will be playing it's last home concert of the season, but they won't be doing it alone.
Violist En Sik Choi, and Kevin Vigneau (ven-YOW) who plays the oboe, will join the trio for the concert.
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One piece in particular, a rhapsody by Loeffler, is both challenging and fun for oboeist Vigneau.
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=NONE


The concert is tomorrow at 4 PM, in the Olin Hall Theater on the campus of Roanoke College. Tickets are available at the door.

C'burg-Choir


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-29
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The Christiansburg High School choir hit a grand slam with the New York Mets.
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((OH SAY CAN YOU SEE BY THE DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT ))
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During a field trip to the Big Apple, the choir will sing the National Anthem at a Mets game May third.
And the team liked the music so much, it also asked the group to give a pre- game concert.
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((DAVID SOWERS/CHRISTIANSBURG H.S. CHOIR: I THINK THEY CALLED OUR CHORUS TEACHER A FEW DAYS AFTER WE SENT IN THE TAPE AND THEY WERE JUST LIKE, CAN YOU GIVE MAYBE A 10 MINUTE CONCERT BEFORE? SO I THINK IT'S AWESOME THAT WE'RE ABLE TO DO THAT. ))
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((ANGELA MILLS/CHRISTIANSBURG H.S. CHOIR: SINCE MY SISTER IS IN THE CHORUS SHE'LL BE SINGING TOO, SO THAT'S GONNA BE REALLY NEAT TO COME BACK AND SAY WELL, TO MY KIDS, I GOT TO SING AT SHEA STADIUM.))
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The choir will also tour museums and take in several Broadway musicals.
A 16-member ensemble will perform the concert, before the entire 100- member chorus unfurls the Star Spangled Banner.
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((O'ER THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE. ))
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, The Lady Maroons of Roanoke College advance to the ODAC Lacrosse championship. Highlights from major league baseball.
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And the Houston Rockets go up 2 games on Minnesota in the N-B-A Playoffs.
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S-Rockets


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-1
GRAPHIC=NBA LOGO
The Houston Rockets have taken a 2 games to none lead on Minnesota in their

N-B-A best of five playoff series.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Houston, TX/NBC SPORTS; :
Minnesota coach Flip Saunders calling a time out to settle his team down.


The Rockets were working on a run Hakeem Olajuwon comes up with this jumper and the Rockets led 54 to 53.
But the T-Wolves come right back going to their money man Tom Gugliotta who
hits the jumper from the baseline Minnesota led by one.


Houston's Clyde Drexler was hot from three point range this one gave the Rockets the lead again at 65 to 62.
But watch Rookie guard Stephon Marbury take it to the hoop for the layup but the T-Wolves trailed by two.
Houston opened it up in the SUPER=32-Houston/96/Minnesota/84/; closing
minutes of the fourth quarter and the Rockets beat Minnesota 96 to 84.
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S-Orioles


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-2
GRAPHIC=Orioles/Red Sox


Robby Alomar went 4 for 4 including three homers to lead the Baltimore Orioles over Boston this afternoon 14 to 5.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/WABU; :


The Red Sox got on the board in the top of the first. First baseman Mo Vaughn sends a shot over the right field wall for a two run homer to make it 2 to nothing Sox.
But Alomar gave the home crowd something to cheer about. He hits this two run homer just inside the foul poll and the Orioles were leading the game 5 to 4.
Alomar homered in the fourth and SUPER=35-Baltimore/11/Boston/5/;then he

hits this two run shot in the fifth and the Orioles cruise to the 14 to 5 win over the Red Sox.
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S-Mets


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-3
GRAPHIC=Mets/Expos


Darrin Fletcher had a two run homer this afternoon as Montreal beat New York 8 to 1.
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SUPER=03-Montreal, Canada/SC-NET; :


Felipe Alou checking the action from the dug out.
He did not want to see this Dave Mlicki hitting the single to right field scoring a run to give the Mets a 1 to nothing lead in the second.
Then in the fifth Montreal's Mike Lansing rips a line drive R-B-I double down the left field line scoring a run and the Expos jumped out to a 2 to 1 lead.
The Expos were leading 4 to 1 when SUPER=35-Montreal/8/New

York/1/;Fletcher gets all of this pitch sending it over the right field wall for a two run homer and Montreal downs New York 8 to 1.
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S-Griffey


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-5
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada; :


The Month of April will be one that Ken Griffey Junior will always remember.
Last night in Toronto, Griffey hit three home runs in the Mariners 13 to 8 win over Toronto. That gives Griffey the Major league record by hitting 13 homers in the month.
This was Griffey's third career three homer game.
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S-Qualify


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=Talladega Logo


Rain washed out the second round of qualifying today at Talladega for the Winston 500.
So the remaining cars will lineup the way the finished in first round qualifying yesterday and the points system.
Here's car 26 through 43.
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S-Softball


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


The High school softball regular season is close to being over and the Blue Ridge and Seminole Districts are heading for a showdown in the regionals.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :


Rustburg was undefeated in district play through yesterday and the Lady Devils, who won a state title, a couple of years ago are playing well as the regular season comes to an end.
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Two of Rustburg's losses have been at the hand of the Lady Terriers of William Byrd.
Byrd is back after losing several of its top players to graduation.
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S-Lacrosse


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Logo


The Roanoke College Women's lacrosse team has advanced to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference title game.
Roanoke came from behind to beat Lynchburg this afternoon 13 to 11. Junior Attacker Ali Ogelsby led the Maroons with six goals including the game winning in the 13 to 11 victory.
The win was also the Lady Maroons 19-th straight conference victory. Wx-Tape
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