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Coming up-
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Police believe they've found the bodies of two sisters- missing since Thursday.
Another Heavens Gate cult member is found dead in a hotel.
Plus cold nights put a chill on sales for area greenhouses.
And a possible twister hits New York City and New Jersey.
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News 7 is next.

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Good Evening.
Earl Bramblett will stand trial for murder.
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A judge ruled today Bramblett IS mentally competent to stand trial.
He's accused of murdering a Vinton family in 1994.
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One former member of the Heaven's Gate Cult is dead. Another is in critical condition. Their bodies found in a California hotel.
They apparently tried to imitate the cult's mass suicide.
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A possible tornado hit the New York City area this afternoon.
Severe storms knocked down trees, damaged roofs and collapsed at least one building.
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Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

Missing-Girls


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Police believe they have found the bodies of the two young girls who disappeared last week from their Spotsylvania County home.
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The bodies tentatively identified as sisters Kristin and Kati Lisk were found this evening in Hanover County.
The girls disappeared from their home last Thursday.
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The Spotsylvania County Sheriff's office says their descriptions match the bodies found tonight.
They were discovered about 40 miles from where 15 year old Kristin and 12 year old Kati were last seen.
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Authorities would not release a cause of death or any other details behind the incident.



Bramblett


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Earl Bramblett will stand trial for murder as scheduled last month.
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Bramblett is charged with killing Blain and Theresa Hodges and two of their children in Vinton in 1994.
Today his defense attorneys argued he was not competent to stand trial.
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After three hours of testimony from three psychologists, Judge Roy Willet ruled Bramblett IS competent to stand trial.
No one will say what the psychologists talked about, but afterwards, the judge said it was proper and necessary to close the hearing to protect Bramblett's right to a fair trial.

Train-Accident


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A Troutville man is lucky to be alive after a train collided with his pickup truck.
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68 year old James Craig was hit as he drove over a crossing on a private drive.
The impact knocked him through the back window of the truck.
He was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he's in stable condition.
A neighbor who drove up right after the accident said she was surprised because the train did not sound a warning whistle.
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((LISA DOOLEY/NEIGHBOR; I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS HAPPEN BEFORE, THEY COME THROUGH HERE AND I USUALLY HEAR A WHISTLE BLOW BUT I DON'T KNOW IF THEY DO IT EVERY TIME OR NOT, I CAN'T SAY.))
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Trains are NOT required to sound a warning when they approach private crossings.
The trooper investigating the accident says there was a clear line of site in each direction, and the engineer reported his speed at 22 miles a hour.
That's well under the 40 mile an hour limit for that section of track.
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Body-Found


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Police say the man found dead in northwest Roanoke this afternoon apparently died of a drug overdose.
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The body of 37-year old Alan Lynn Tarter was found at the construction site at the Peter's Creek Road extension.
Police say a witness found the body after noticing someone driving a jeep who was acting suspiciously.
They later found the driver of the jeep. The man told police that he and Tartar bought some drugs; Tarter went into a coma and apparently died.
The driver dumped the body at the construction site.
So far, no charges have been filed.
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DWI


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It could've been the first of its kind- a death penalty sentence for a drunk driving offense.
Instead a jury today decided life without parole for Thomas Richard Jones.
Liz Mullen reports.
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((The man you see here was the first drunk driver in the country to face the death penalty. On september 4, 1996, 39-year-old Thomas Richard Jones ploughed his car into another.. killing Julie Hansen and Maia Witzl.
JOY WITZL, VICTIM'S MOTHER: I WAS NOT ABLE TO PUT MY ARMS AROUND HER ONE LAST TIME.
But this case was different from the 17-thousand or so fatal drunk driving accidents that occur each year.
JURORS: WE THE JURY FIND THE DEFENDANT GUILTY OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER.
It was the first time a jury in North Carolina convicted a drunk driver of first degree murder. Even though Thomas Richard Jones calls his drinking habits, JONES: MODERATE TO HEAVY. ... He has two prior convictions for driving while impaired. In 1980 he drank so much that he fell off his lawn mower and severed his leg. He assaulted his wife and his mother. Even his attorneys admit Jones' problems with drugs and alcohol are mammoth. DAVID FRIEDMAN, JONES' ATTORNEY) HE IS A SICK MAN. HE IS A DISEASED MAN. BUT THERE WAS NO INTENTION THERE TO KILL. LIZ MULLEN CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

Mass-Suicide


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A former member of the Heaven's Gate cult has been found dead and another is in critical condition.
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Authorities say the two apparently wanted to imitate the cult's mass suicide.
The men were found in a Holiday Inn north of San Diego.
Both were wearing black pants and Nike shoes.
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Aberdeen


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25 years in prison for Army Staff Sargent Delmar Simpson.
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A court martial jury sentenced Simpson for raping six female trainees at the Aberdeen Proving Ground.
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Simpson's lawyers say it was consensual sex.
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((CAPTAIN EDWARD BRADY/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THE ARMY'S GOT A PROBLEM AND NO ONE WANTS TO ADMIT IT. THEY'VE GOT A GENDER INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENT IN THEIR BASIC TRAINING AND THEIR ADVANCED INDIVIDUAL TRAINING AND IT'S NOT WORKING.))
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The defense plans to appeal.
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Bell-Atlantic


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Bell Atlantic and Nynex are disputing a report that says their proposed merger will result in three times as many job cuts as they originally planned.
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The Wall Street Journal reports the Baby Bells now expect to reduce their combined workforce by at least 10-thousand people.
That's up from an earlier estimate of three-thousand, a number Bell Atlantic and Nynex are sticking to.
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Bell Atlantic has more than 12-hundred union workers in our area.
The Federal Communications Commission must still approve the merger.

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Still to come on News 7, we'll have part two of our look at the homeless problem in our area,
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and the election is still six months away, but we'll let you know who's taking the early lead in the governor's race.
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Franklin-Fire


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A family of nine has lost practically all of its possessions because of a morning fire.
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Flames broke out around 9 and spread quickly through this 2- story Franklin County farm house.
A couple of small children and one of their parents were home at the time... but they escaped without any injuries.
At this point, authorities still don't know what caused the blaze... and they're not sure where it started.
The family will stay with nearby friends until a permanent home can be found.
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Mason-Dixon


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Virginia Commonwealth University's poll today shows them in a dead even tie.
But we have the results of the latest NEWS 7/Mason-Dixon poll on the race for Governor.
And one candidate's starting to move up.
Ellen Qualls has the numbers.
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(( He hasn't even officially kicked off his campaign, and he's already slightly ahead.
Republican Jim Gilmore came from one point down in our January poll to inch ahead.
If the election were held today, 41- percent of the 812 registered voters polled say they support Democrat Don Beyer.
43- percent are now supporting Gilmore.
Only 16- percent are still undecided.
The poll has a margin of error of three and a half points, so statistically speaking they're still locked in a dead heat.
Beyer does slightly better with women; Gilmore with men.
Beyer has 69-percent support from black voters polled, but only 35- percent support from whites polled.
Mason Dixon pointed out to voters that Gilmore plans to resign from his full-time Attorney General job in June.
Should Beyer resign from his part-time Lieutenant Governor post?
42-percent say yes.
41-percent say no.
But if he doesn't, the impact may matter.
At this point, almost one in five voters say they would be LESS LIKELY to vote for him.
Compelling numbers for a politician in what many expect to be a tight race.
Jim Gilmore's also winning a tight race for campaign dollars--everywhere but northern Virginia.
But six months is a long time in politics.
Just ask Mary Sue Terry...who was 30 points ahead of a guy named George Allen exactly four years ago.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

2-Homeless


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The faces of homelessness are getting harder to recognize.
And that is especially evident in local shelters.
Families with multiple children and newly UNemployed parents are becoming more typical at area shelters than the stereotypes.
Kimberly McBroom has more in part TWO of our series, "On the Street, On the Edge."
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(( Day and night, Roanoke's Homeless Assistance Team cruises city streets--first offering food and coffee to the homeless, and if they are willing, direct counseling.
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((THESE GUYS ARE REALLY GOING TO APPRECIATE THIS, AND GIVING THEM THIS FOOD WILL DO A LOT OF GOOD TO HELP US ESTABLISH TRUST AND BEGIN TO WORK WITH THEM. HELP THEM TO TRUST US AND WANT TO ACCEPT SERVICES FROM US. ))
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Standup at one of the sites HAT team took us to
But the homeless population isn't limited to just the people found sleeping in post offices or inside crates.
In fact, those who run shelters say the majority of homeless people they see are WORKING people. end standup here

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((JOY SYLVESTER- JOHNSON/RESCUE MISSION OF ROANOKE: YOU MIGHT BE WORKING RIGHT NEXT TO SOMEONE TODAY THAT IS STAYING AT THIS SHELTER TONIGHT AND YOU WOULDN'T HAVE A CLUE. BECAUSE THEY LOOK JUST LIKE YOU, THEY SOUND JUST LIKE YOU. THEY SHOWED UP FOR WORK JUST LIKE YOU. BUT WHEN IT WAS TIME TO GO HOME, THEY DIDN'T HAVE A HOME TO GO TO.))
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Sylvester- Johnson says since the start of the year, 49- percent of those coming into the Rescue Mission are there for the FIRST time.
David Wills is one of them.
He had been working as a mason, comfortably supporting his wife and four children.
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((DAVID WILLS: WELL, WE'VE ALWAYS MADE IT PRETTY GOOD. WHEN I GOT LAID OFF, IT DIDN'T HELP NONE. IT REALLY PUT US BEHIND REAL FAST. ))
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Two months ago, Drema Wygal came to TAP's Transitional Living Center.
Rheumatoid Arthritis had taken her out of the workforce.
But she found disability compensation was not enough for her to live on.
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((DREMA WYGAL: I JUST FOUND THAT IT WAS VERY HUMBLING FOR ME, WHAT I WAS GOING THROUGH. AND WHEN I FIRST CAME HERE, I THOUGHT THAT I HAD DONE SOMETHING WRONG. I WAS TRYING TO DO SOME SOUL- SEARCHING AND REPENTANCE, AND ASK GOD WHY I WAS HERE. ))
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Meanwhile, the Wills family is grateful to the Rescue Mission, but hopes to get into permanent housing soon.
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((DAVID WILLS: I NEVER THOUGHT I'D HAVE MY KIDS NOWHERE LIKE THIS. IT'S NOT NOTHING THAT YOU WISH FOR. IT'S SOMETHING THAT HAPPENS, AND YOU HAVE TO GO DAY BY DAY TO PICK BACK UP, GET BACK ON YOUR FEET. ))
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Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
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In the final part of our series, "On the Street, On the Edge", we'll learn how working people can determine if they're in danger of becoming homeless.
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Stay with us, coming up next- tornado's strike the eastern U-S,
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and we'll see how unseasonable weather has left some greenhouses in need of some quick growth in their business.
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NY-Tornado


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A possible tornado ripped through the New York City area-
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damaging several homes and littering the streets with shingles, wood and shattered windshields.
Heavy thunderstorms and high winds were forecast- but the force of the storm caught many people by surprise.
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In nearby Jersey City, authorities were searching for a homeless man feared trapped in a collapsed building.
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Greenhouses


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In Roanoke, the average date of the last frost is May 12.
But that doesn't stop gardeners from beginning to plant in April.
But this year, area greenhouses say sales are still in a deep freeze.
Andrew Freiden reports.
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The sound of a cash register is music to Tom Monroe's ears-- but it's a song he didn't hear enough in April.
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((TOM MONROE/OBENCHAIN'S GREENHOUSES: USUALLY THE LAST 10 DAYS IN APRIL WE BEGIN TO WARM UP AND WE BEGIN TO DO SOME GOOD BUSINESS, BUT THIS YEAR THEY DIDN'T WARM UP, WE HAD JUST A VERY FEW DAYS OF GOOD BUSINESS IN APRIL.))
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March was a warm month this year-- giving area nurseries hope for a strong selling season.
The average high temperature was two degrees warmer than normal and the average low was UP four degrees.
But most planting begins in April-- and gardener's say April was too cool.
The average high was four degrees below normal, and the average low-- one degree cooler.
Cold temperatures can damage young plants, and frost can kill them.
In April, the threats of overnight frost were frequent.
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((TOM MONROE/OBENCHAIN'S GREENHOUSES: THIS JUST ISN'T MY GARDEN CENTER, THIS IS THE SAME FOR ALL GARDEN CENTERS. EVERYBODY'S HURTING. ))
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((CINDY MORGAN/CINDY'S GREENERY: WE'RE PRETTY FAR OFF LAST YEAR FOR APRIL. OF COURSE MARCH WAS BETTER. IT'S ALL WEATHER DEPENDENT IN THIS BUSINESS. WE HOPE TO MAKE UP FOR IT IN MAY. ))
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Area green houses still have a chance to make up for a slow spring. They're hoping in May, sales will blossom.
Andrew Freiden, News7. Wx-Tape
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S-Score


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Everything from high school baseball, to hockey in Greensboro, to Hillcats highlights at City stadium coming your way tonight.
But first, five-time defending group A state champion Glenvar is faced the possibility of elimination from Regional play today against Radford.
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Art Lawrence's Highlanders had already lost to Larry Manon and his Bobcats once this season. Glenvar needed to win to keep it's postseason playoff hopes alive.
The Highlanders looked to their top gun, number one player Josh Williamson for a lift.
He would get it done, but right now the match is still going on at Glenvar.
It started at 4:30 and after nearly 7 hours of tennis the match is tied at 4 wins a piece.
Now your numbers.
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go to break

S-Bulls


ANCHOR=Mike
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WRITER=Mike
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More proof last night that if you want to beat the Bulls you must find a way to stop or at least slow down Michael Jordan.
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Game one of the Eastern conference semi-finals in Chicago with the Hawks taking on his airness.
The Hawks led 50-to-39 at halftime, before Michale went berserk.
He scored 20 points in the third quarter alone, and finished the game
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with 34 as the Bulls survive a sluggish effort to beat the Hawks in game one 100-to-97.
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S-Pitino


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
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The Boston Celtics and Rick Pitino joined forces today as the master rebuilder checked out of Kentucky for the new challenge of rebuilding the Celtics.
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((RICK PITINO/NEW CELTICS HEAD COACH:))
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His contract is for 10 years at a reported $70 million dollars.
And his leaving was big news in Kentucky as TV many stations carried the announcement LIVE.
But there are some things bigger than even Pitino. Listen to this station announcement during his news conference
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S-NHL


ANCHOR=Mike
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On the Stanley cup playoff ice last night in New York, the Rangers have taken a two games to one lead on the Devils in their best of seven series.
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Again the big name goalies were in the spotlight as Martin Brodeur squared off against the Rangers Mike Richter.
The Rangers would prevail as Esa Tikkanen scored two times including this eventual game winner on the putback in the second period to lift the Rangers to the 3-to-2 win in game 3.
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S-Whalers


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-2
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The Hartford Whalers are leaving Connecticut and heading south.
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Yesterday the franchises's much rumored move to the Tarheel state was made official
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when team officials and city administrators from Raleigh met at the site of Raleigh's proposed $20 million dollar arena for the team.
The facility should be ready by 1999. In the meantime the team will play in Greensboro.
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S-Names


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pinnacle board
The new team will be called the Carolina Hurricanes.
That means seven pro hockey teams now have weather related nicknames.
Besides the new Hurricanes, there are two Thunders, two Blizzards, a Storm, and the Quebec Rafales.
A Rafale being a strong wind.
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By the way, while the Hurricanes take over the Greensboro coliseum, the Monarchs will likely play one year in Raleigh, and the Icecaps will either fold or relocate.

S-Hillcats


ANCHOR=mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=twe
TAPE#CL-97
GRAPHIC=Salem Avalanche


The Salem Avalanche won its 8th game of the year last night with a 4-to-1 victory over Kinston on the road
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While in Lynchburg, the Hillcats looked to go above .500 against the team just ahead of them in the northern division standings, the Wilmington Blue Rocks.
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It was a pleasant, but breezy night for baseball at historic City Stadium.
The homestanding 'Cats got on the board early. Mark Farris gets things started as he lines this double into left center.
The very next batter, Aramis Ramirez goes "big fly" off the top of the fence in right for a 2 run-homer, and a Hillcat lead after 2 innings.
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Top draft pick Kris Benson was on the money tossing a 1 hitter through 8 innings and striking out 9 as the Hillcats win it 6 to 2.
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S-Cave


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-4
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In the area's big high school game yesterday Franklin County dominated Cave Spring 13 to 1 in a Roanoke Valley District battle on the Knights home field.
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We pick it up in the middle innings with Franklin County out in front 8-nothing.
Pinch hitter Brock Anderson steps up to the plate and sends this pitch out of the yard in line drive fashion for a solo homer that made the count 9-nothing Eagles in the top of the sixth.
Then, with the bases loaded, Jeremy Adkins connects on this pitch. The
shot to left center clears the base SUPER=34-Franklin Co./13/Cave Spring/1;

paths, scoring 3. The triple gave the eagles an 11-nothing cushion.
The Knights did get one run on a bases loads walk to avoid the shutout, but Franklin County wins 13 to 1.
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Sports Tease


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Still to come tonight, Steve Mason profiles the red hot Franklin County baseball team.
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And we'll have highlights from their RVD showdown this afternoon with the Cave Spring Knights.
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S-Eagles


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With the win Franklin County stays on course to make the regionals and possibly the state playoffs.
Steve Mason has more on the Eagles high flying season.
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SUPER=01-F.L. Slough/Franklin Co. Baseball Coach; :11
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SUPER=01-Larry Bowles/Eagle Pitcher & First Baseman; :57
SUPER=01-Jeremy Adkins/Eagle Pitcher & Third Baseman; 1:10
SUPER=01-Brian Strong/Eagle Pitcher & Shortstop; 1:18
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((At 13 and 1, 8 and OH in the Roanoke valley District; one would think the Eagles could sit back and coast for a while. Not a chance. ((F.L.SLOUGH:)) ((STEVE MASON:))
Jeremy Adkins, Larry Bowles and Brian Strong, are a combined 12 and 1 on the mound with a 1.74 ERA and the trio, the top three hitters on the team, is batting about .490. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((F.L.:))
The team batting average is .366 through 14 games; up from last year's .343. ((:))
The eagles need to finish 3 and 1 in their final four district games to clinch a sixth straight Northwest region berth. In Franklin County, Steve Mason News 7 sports"))
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