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SUPER=#4065
SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=70-Mike Stevens;
ANCHOR=Connie
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SOT
IN Q=tonight on NEWS-7 PRIMETIME

(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...
THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY IS EXHALING, WITH A HUGE SIGH OF RELIEF, AFTER A MAJOR COURT VICTORY. WE'RE OBVIOUSLY VERY PLEASED WITH THIS OUTCOME.
A WOMAN USING AN OXYGEN TANK IS BURNED WHILE REPORTEDLY SMOKING A CIGARETTE IN HER APARTMENT. ))
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=in her apartment




top-story


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
GRAPHIC=none
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's MONDAY, May Fifth, our Top Story
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SOT 17:40:32 Matthews tape
IN Q=by swapping

((RON MATHEWS/ROANOKE FIREFIGHTER; SWAPPING INEXPERIENCED FIREFIGHTERS INTO THE MEDICAL SIDE, AND INEXPERIENCED MEDICAL PERSONNEL INTO THE FIRE SIDE, IS RIDICULOUS;))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=is ridiculous
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VO-NAT

A judge rejects a firefighter's complaint concerning a new policy.
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P-Firefighters


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-20
GRAPHIC=n7pt


Good Evening, you're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
SS=legal scales


Roanoke firefighters lost a battle over job assignments in Circuit Court today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File


Some firefighters dislike a new policy that has them swapping jobs with Emergency Medical Technicians.
While they both have the same training, they say experience makes the difference.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 17:41:26
IN Q=what's going to happen

((RON MATHEWS/ROANOKE FIREFIGHTER; WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN IS PEOPLE ARE GOING TO HAVE LESS EXPERIENCED FIREFIGHTERS DOING MEDICAL SERVICE, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE LESS EXPERIENCED MEDICAL PEOPLE DOING FIRE SERVICE AND THE PUBLIC IS NOT GOING TO BE SERVED BY THIS.))
SUPER=01-Ron Mathews/Roanoke Firefighter;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q="served by this
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


But a judge rejected Ron Mathew's grievance today, saying the Fire Chief has the right to make assignments in the department.
The chief says rotating personnel will reduce the number of hours an EMT spends on an ambulance, and reduce stress.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 17:02:31
IN Q=by de-stressing

((JIM GRIGSBY/FIRE AND EMS CHIEF; BY DE-STRESSING, WE CAN PUT SOME OF THE MEDICAL PERSONNEL ON THE ENGINE AND BRING THE ENGINE PERSONNEL OVER ON THAT AMBULANCE TAKING SOME OF THAT STRESS OFF SO WE THINK IT'S ACTUALLY GOING TO BE A BETTER LEVEL OF SERVICE, CERTAINLY NOT ANY DEGRADING OF SERVICE.))
SUPER=01-Jim Grigsby/Fire & EMS Chief;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=degrading of service
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Twenty four more firefighters are taking the same grievance to court Friday.

p-city-budget


ANCHOR=connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-16
GRAPHIC=roanoke city seal


A proposed 161 million dollar budget for Roanoke city was under the microscope tonight at a public hearing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Most comments centered on a proposed "city-wide youth application."
Four community service groups joined forces.
They want programs similar to those at the West End Center throughout the city.
But they say the proposed budget doesn't give them enough funding to help troubled youth.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:34:42
IN Q=WEST END CENTER

((TOM MCMICHAEL: WEST END CENTER HAS A BROAD BASE OF FUNDING AND WE HAVE A BROAD BASE OF FUNDING. I THINK THE ISSUE IS WITH THIS WELFARE REFORM... THESE NEEDS WILL BE EXAMINED AND GET SEVERE IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. ))
SUPER=01-Tom McMichael/Presbyterian Community Center;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=PERIOD OF TIME
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VO-NAT


Some citizens in the Southeast section of the city say they're being neglected.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 7:38:18
IN Q=they have not

((PAT DILLARD/PRESBYTERIAN CENTER: THERE HAS NOT... 15-20 YEARS AGO. )) ((PHILIP CHAGNON: IT'S NOT JUST THE ....KIDS IN WHOLESOME ACTIVITIES. ))
SUPER=01-Pat Dillard/Presbyterian Community Center; :00
SUPER=07-Philip Chagnon; :11
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=wholesome activities.
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VO-NAT


City Council is expected to finalize the budget next week.
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P-Smoking-Trial


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-19
GRAPHIC=NONE
(----------------)
VO-NAT


A big win for big tobacco in a Florida courtroom.
A jury today found the R.J. Reynolds tobacco company NOT liable for the wrongful death of a smoker.
49-year-old Jean Connor died of lung cancer in 1995.
She smoked three packs a day for more than 30 years.
She died days after this video was shot, some of which was shown to the jury.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=They kill

((DANA RAULERSON/CONNOR'S SISTER: THEY KILL 170,000 PEOPLE A YEAR AND SIX PEOPLE CAN'T SEE THAT.))
SUPER=01-Dana Raulerson/Connor's Sister; :
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=can't see that.
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****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART****
The company argued Connor chose to smoke, and to ignore health warnings.
SOT
IN Q=The American

((PAUL CRIST/R.J. REYNOLDS ATTORNEY: THE AMERICAN JURY, DESPITE THE MASSIVE AMOUNT OF PUBLICITY WHICH HAS BEEN GENERATED OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS, IS STILL WILLING TO LISTEN TO THE EVIDENCE, TO FOLLOW THE LAW. ))
SUPER=01-Paul Crist/Attorney for R.J. Reynolds; :
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=follow the law.
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VO-NAT


Today's verdict came as the tobacco industry is seeking to negotiate an overall deal to avoid all future lawsuits and regulation of tobacco as a drug.
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P-Melrose-Fire


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=fire


An elderly woman is in very serious condition tonight as a result of a fire at the Melrose Towers apartments.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The fire started in (VEEDA) Veda Linkswiler's seventh floor apartment.
Fire officials say it appears the blaze started on the couch.
They say Linkswiler was on oxygen, and the fire may have been sparked by a cigarette.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=she was burned

((THOMAS TYREE/DISTRICT CHIEF; SHE WAS BURNED, HER LEG, PORTIONS OF HER FACE, THE EVACUATED HER OUT AND SHE WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL. THE FIRE'S UNDER CONTROL, THE SPRINKLER SYSTEM WAS ACTIVATED, THERE'S SOME WATER DAMAGE AND SOME SMOKE DAMAGE.))
SUPER=01-Thomas Tyree/District Chief
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=some smoke damage
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VO-NAT


The building's sprinkler system extinguished the fire before it could spread outside the seventh floor room.
Residents evacuated the building when they heard the alarm.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 18:40:13
IN Q=I went up

((REBECCA SIZEMORE/7TH FLOOR RESIDENT; I WENT UP THE ELEVATOR END AND STARTED KNOCKING ON DOORS, THIS LADY WAS ASLEEP AND DIDN'T HAVE HER HEARING AIDS IN, GOT HER UP AND THEN JUST STARTED KNOCKING ON DOORS AND GOT ALL MY HALL AND STARTED DOWN THE STAIRS. ))
SUPER=01-Rebecca Sizemore/7th Floor Resident;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=down stairs
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The fire marshal is still investigating.
Officials credit the sprinkler system for preventing the fire from spreading.
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P-W&L-Student


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=eea
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Washington and Lee student died after falling out of a window Friday night.
19 year old freshman John "Jack" (BAUW-DEN) Bowden fell out of a second floor window.
A University spokesman says Bowden had been drinking.
He was alone in the room when he fell... some students passing by the dorm found him.
Bowden was taken to Stonewall Jackson Hospital with head injuries.
He was then flown to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he died.
Bowden was from Connecticut.

P-Heritage-Teacher


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-11
GRAPHIC=none


Friends and family are mourning the death of a popular Heritage High School teacher who was killed in an accident Friday night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Week; :00


36- year- old Suzanne Dawn LaReau (luh-ROH) was riding her bicycle on Boonsboro Road in Lynchburg when she was struck by a tractor trailer.
LaReau died instantly... police are still investigating the accident.
SUPER=04-Today;


Flags flew at half-staff at Heritage High School today, where LaReau was a math teacher and head coach of the girls varsity basketball team.
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SOT 1:23:03
IN Q=So far

((DR. ROGER ROBERTS/HERITAGE H.S. PRINCIPAL: SO FAR I THINK WE'VE BEEN COPING, IS THE BEST WORD I COULD USE. A LOT OF SADNESS. STUDENTS, I THINK, ARE TRYING TO REMEMBER A LOT OF THE GOOD MEMORIES ABOUT DAWN LAREAU.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Roger Roberts/Heritage Principal; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=about Dawn LaReau.
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VO-NAT


LaReau was also the assistant basketball coach at Randolph Macon Woman's College.
Her colleagues there are still in shock.
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SOT 2:56:17
IN Q=She had just

((JO TODD/RMWC BASKETBALL COACH: SHE HAD JUST SUCH A ZEST FOR LIFE AND ENJOYED LIFE SO MUCH, VERY ENERGETIC, JUST LOTS OF ENERGY. AN EXCELLENT TEACHER, GREAT MOTIVATOR, JUST A JOY TO HAVE AROUND.))
SUPER=01-Jo Todd/RMWC Basketball Coach; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=to have around.
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VO-NAT


Memorial services for LaReau were held this afternoon.
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tease#1

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


The Better Business Bureau is warning homeowners about possible scams this Spring...that story a little later on NEWS-7 Primetime...
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VO-NAT


And it may have raised thousands of dollars for a Roanoke crisis center, but now the focus of the TRUST 500 is shifting to safety.
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WEFC!!! go to break

P-Dan-River


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-18
GRAPHIC=layoffs


Dan River Mills is closing one of its Danville plants.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


The company is shutting down its Riverside weaving facility-- where it currently employs 350 people.
The company plans to phase out the the plant over six months, and some Riverside employees will be transferred to the company's Schoolfield complex.
But Dan River says there WILL be a net loss of jobs after this closing.
The company says the shutdown is part of its multi-million dollar modernization effort at its Danville facilities.
Approximately 45-hundred employees work for Dan River in Danville.
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P-Stolle


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-12
GRAPHIC=STOLLE


On the campaign trail, Ken Stolle (STAHL-EE) has talked with Republican groups about the environment, education, transportation, economic development.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


But he says it's always the Public Safety issues that get the most attention.
Even though the Attorney General in Virginia has little to do with law enforcement, this G-O-P candidate says it's what "makes us safe in our homes" that matters.
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SOT 2:39
IN Q=And I think

((KEN STOLLE/R-CANDIDATE FOR ATTY GEN'L: AND I THINK, AND I FIRMLY BELIEVE THIS AND IT'S BEEN MY RULE EVER SINCE I'VE BEEN IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. THAT THE NUMBER ONE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT HAS GOT TO BE PUBLIC SAFETY, AND THAT THE PEOPLE LOOK TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE TO PROVIDE THE LEADERSHIP ON THOSE PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUES. ))
SUPER=01-Ken Stolle/(R) Attorney General Candidate;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=safety issues.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Stolle's stop in Roanoke this morning was one of four appearances around the state, officially announcing his candidacy.

P-Bryant


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-19
SS=bryant


Another Republican would like to make sure Stolle has some company in Richmond.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Lynchburg delegate Preston Bryant announced today he will seek re- election to his 23rd District House seat.
Bryant spent 18 months on Lynchburg city council before beating out Democrat Gil Cobbs for the post in 1995.
Bryant lists juvenile justice reform and higher educational standards as the biggest accomplishments of his first term.
He'd like to take on health care and transportation issues if he's re- elected.
So far, Bryant has "no" announced opposition.
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p-trust-race


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-17
GRAPHIC=none


The Advance Auto Parts Trust 500 event was the biggest fundraiser in the history of the Roanoke Valley trouble center.
But a caution flag is still being waved when it comes to safety concerns.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Several of the 32- go cart drivers wrecked yesterday on the track that circled the Roanoke City Market.
TRUST has high praise for Advance Auto's work in making this event such a strong fundraiser.
But it admits race organizers must look under the hood and make a few adjustments.
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SOT TAPE ONE 23:14:04
IN Q=One of the

((JANICE DINKINS/TRUST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO DEAL WITH IS THE LIMITATIONS OF THE AUTOMOBILES AND THE TRACK. AND REALIZING THAT WE'RE DRIVING GO CARTS HERE.))
SUPER=01-Janice Dinkins/TRUST Executive Director;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=go carts here.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=


The winner of the race ended up in the hospital suffering from severe bruises and a stiff neck.
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SOT 58:03 97-
IN Q=

((DAVE FRANKLIN/TRUST 500 ORGANIZER: IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FOR PEOPLE TO GET OUT THERE AND HAVE SOME FUN AND NOT TAKE IT SO SERIOUS. WE MIGHT WANT TO LOOK AT DOING THREE AND A HALF HORSEPOWER MOTORS AS OPPOSED TO FIVE HORSEPOWERS. THAT MIGHT SLOW IT DOWN A LITTLE BIT.))
SUPER=01-David Franklin/TRUST 500 Organizer;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=slow it down a little bit
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VO-NAT pre-pro


The race made nearly 40-thousand dollars for TRUST.
That's double the center's previous fundraising high.
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(relax/take a break/sigh)


P-Spring-Scams


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-11
GRAPHIC=SCAMS


Be careful when it comes to contracted home repairs...
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


That's the word from the Better Business Bureau, which is warning folks about the perennial spring scams.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:10:27
IN Q=People think

((FRAN STEPHANZ/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: PEOPLE THINK THEY'RE GOING TO GET A GREAT DEAL. IN REALITY THEY END UP SPENDING A LOT MORE. ))
SUPER=01-Fran Stephanz/Better Business Bureau;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=a lot more
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VO-NAT


Stephanz says if an independent contractor shows up at your home-- unexpectedly, follow these tips.
Check the person's license plates to see if they're from out- of- state.
If you're presented with a contract, make sure you read every detail.
Ask the contractor for references.
And never agree to have any repairs done until you've received at least two other bids.
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Forecasts
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SUPER=330-Clouding Up/Showers Likely/48-50/Shower Early/Then Breezy/64-68;
SUPER=331-Increasing Clouds/Shower Late/50-55/Turning Partly/Sunny/66-68;
SUPER=332-Increasing Clouds/Showers Late/47-49/Partly Cloudy/And Breezy/63-65;
SUPER=333-Showers Likely/By Midnight/48-50/Clouds And/Early Showers/63-66;
SUPER=334-Scattered/Showers/48-50/Clouds And/Showers Early/58-60;
SUPER=X5001;


P-Inhaler


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 597-21
GRAPHIC=kicking the habit


Tonight on Health Check-- more help for smokers trying to quit-- the Food and Drug Administration approved a smokeless nicotine inhaler.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-McNeil Consumer Products; :


The Nicotrol Inhaler, sold by prescription only, lets smokers suck nicotine through a plastic tube.
The device will be available later this year, added to the arsenal of nicotine patches and chewing gum, as well as a prescription strength nicotine nasal spray.
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cool-video


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


How would you like having a famous television show shoot in your backyard for 14 years?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Granada Hills, CA; :


Residents of the Knots Landing Cul-de-Sac in California know all too well.
The REAL residents make our video of the day.
No, it's not Gary and Val Ewing-- rather, meet Dick and Judy Whelan-- the real owners of the Ewing House, and they ARE friends with their next door neighbors-- Bob and Laverne Stein.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:50:43
IN Q=One of our

((BOB STEIN: ONE OF OUR NEIGHBORS WHO WORKED AT A BANK AT THE TIME OVERHEARD A CONVERSATION ABOUT A T.V. SHOW BEING DEVELOPED AND THEY WERE LOOKING FOR A CERTAIN KIND OF STREET, A CUL-DE-SAC STREET.)) ((THE PHONE RANG AND IT WAS A LOCATION MAN AND HE WANTED PERMISSION TO COME AND SHOOT IN THE CUL-DE-SAC FOR THE PILOT OF KNOTS LANDING. HE SAID WE DON'T KNOW IF IT WILL GO OR NOT BUT WE CERTAINLY WOULD LIKE TO GET A TRY AT IT)).
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=try at it.
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VO-NAT


And the rest is history.
So when the stars came back to the cul-de-sac to shoot a miniseries, it was like old times.
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SUPER=x5043; Video of the Day Stop



SP-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-5
GRAPHIC=PRIMETIME BIG


Tonight on Primetime sports here on WEFC, highlights from the big Blue Ridge district soccer showdown at Byrd, playoff highlights and coaching news from NBA, plus postseason lacrosse honors at Roanoke College.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


But first, a number of boxers fighting out of the Victory Gym in the Roanoke City Boxing Association were recognized today by City Council.
Four boxers picked up titles at the recent Virginia Golden Gloves invitational in Norfolk.
Three others were runners-up.
And another won a collegiate championship in Annapolis, Maryland.
Congratulations to these guys and their first batch of honors.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5011
SUPER=0093-/Salem/3/j/Kinston/13////Wilmington/5//Lynchburg/5/11//;
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-/Texas///Cleveland////j/Kansas City/2//Boston/0///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-/Detroit/1/j/Toronto/3////Anaheim/7//Baltimore/2/9//;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0091-/Minnesota/7//New York/5/9///Oakland/3//Milwaukee/2/5//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/Pittsburgh/0/j/Florida/3////Philadelphia/1//Houston/8/7//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/Atlanta/2//St. Louis/1/8///New York/4//Colorado/1/4/Two Late

Games/;
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-/Seattle/102/j/Houston/112//West Semi-Final Game 1/;
SUPER=X5031;
SUPER=0103-/Philadelphia/2//Buffalo/1/3/East Semi -Final Game 2/;
RUNS=:40

oc...LAST SCORE.
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go to break

SP-NBA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10PM
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s7-6
GRAPHIC=nba playoffs


The NBA playoffs resumed tonight down in Houston, with the Rockets and the Sonics opening up their best of seven western conference semi-finals at the summit in Houston.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Houston/TNT; :00


The Rockets were swept out of the playoffs in four games by the Sonics last year.
But remember, the Rockets did not have Charles Barkley last year. Sir Charles hits the three pointer for a 16 point lead in the third.
Shawn Kemp will try to keep the game from getting completely out of hand with the power move inside.
But the Rockets would answer with the other two parts of their trifecta. Clyde Drexler hits the three pointer to expand the lead.
SUPER=32-Seattle/102/Houston/112/Game One;


And then the man, Hakeem Olajuwan, goes baseline and drops in the easy one.
The Rockets beat the Sonics 112 to 102.
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SP-Brown


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-27
GRAPHIC=76ERS


The Philadelphia 76ers have the rookie of the year in the Allen Iverson, and now they have one of the league's most successful veteran coaches as they hire none other than
(----------------)
VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Philadelphia; :00


Larry Brown.
The North Carolina graduate was given a 5 year $25 million dollar contract today to turn the troubled franchise around ASAP.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="Experience...

((PAT CROCE/76ERS PRESIDENT:)) ((LARRY BROWN/NEW 76ERS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Pat Croce/76ers President; :00
SUPER=01-Larry Brown/New 76ers Head Coach; :20
RUNS=:39
OUT Q=...BACK TO EVERYBODY."
ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD 76ERS


Brown has had only had 2 losing seasons in 24 years of coaching. He will have complete control of the basketball operations on and off the court.

SP-Maroons


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#ST5-28
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Lacrosse


The Roanoke Women's lacrosse team, that is ranked 5th in the nation, has extended its season at least one more game.
This morning the team received an invitation to play in the NCAA Division III tournament against Johns Hopkins this Saturday.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem/Today; :00


The men's team will play Washington College this Saturday at 1:30 in Chestertown, Maryland.
This Afternoon, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced that maroon head coach Bill Pilat is the 1997 coach of the year.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=It's

((BILL PILAT/ODAC COACH OF THE YEAR:))
SUPER=01-Bill Pilat/ODAC Coach of the Year; :00
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=...an honor"
(----------------)
VO-NAT(Con't)


Roanoke senior goalie Chris Gordon is the ODAC player of the year. The All-American amassed 166 saves this season.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=roanoke lacrosse


Maroons Jeff Jones, Adam Jackson, Chris Davin and Peter Lawrence were all
named to the first team. Washington and SS=W&L

Lee's Andy Jenkins, Ed Dougherty, Shane McLaughlin, and Jay Johnson were selected to the ODAC first team as well.

SP-Soccer


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s7-7
GRAPHIC=SOCCER


And finally, the big Blue Ridge soccer match between Blacksburg and William Byrd lived up to its billing tonight as the two teams battled to a 1-all tie in double overtime.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Vinton/Indians vs. Terriers; :00


Byrd head coach Jeff Highfill was understandably a little anxious tonight as his fell behind 1-to-nothing.
But his nerves would calm down just a bit when #15 Greg Johnson put the pill

in the left corner net to tie the game at 1-all.
The Indians had a number of chances to end the game in regulation, but Byrd's defense was tough with goalie Roger Wimmer.
SUPER=34-Blacksburg/1/William Byrd/1/Double Overtime;


And the game ends in a 1-all tie in the double overtime.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=SOCCER


But there is a consolation for the Indians. With the tie they clinch the regular season Blue Ridge title. bye
ANCHOR=Connie


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