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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 IT APPEARS THAT THE BODY WAS LEFT THERE AT THAT LOCATION, I DON'T THINK IT FLOATED. IT'S THE FIRST MURDER IN APPOMATTOX COUNTY IN THREE YEARS-- WE'RE GONNA HAVE A HECK OF A MESS TO CLEAN UP I'M SURE. THE COMPANY THAT PUBLISHES THE ROANOKER MAGAZINE IS DAMAGED BY FIRE. ))
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OUT Q=DAMAGED BY FIRE.


p-CITY-COUNCIL


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=AFR
TAPE#597-19
GRAPHIC=N7PT


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


Roanoke City Council approved its 1997-98 budget tonight, but not without some controversy. double Boxes andrew/connie
Andrew Freiden was at the meeting.
Andrew, what were the budget highlights?
ANCHOR=andrew


Connie, citizens voiced the most concern over council pay raises.
SUPER=@Andrew1;


Members gave themselves a 14-percent raise.
The mayor will see a 28-percent increase in his pay check.
But the budget also has increases of a DIFFERENT kind.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Roanoke;
SUPER=07-Regina Vasser; :14
SUPER=07-David Gravely; :45
SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/Roanoke Vice-Mayor; 1:00
SUPER=@Bowers; 1:10
RUNS=1:20
OUT Q=you to be mayor.

(( prepro
The budget includes a monthly hike of 44 cents in the 911 surcharge on your phone bill-- an added tax burden of $5.28.
It also includes a real estate tax cut of 1 cent.
SOT 7:07:23

((REGINA VASSER: YOUR 1 CENT REAL PROPERTY TAX. IT'S AN INSULT. TO ME IT'S AN INSULT AND A JOKE. ))
RUNS=:08

prepro
On a 100 thousand dollar home, that works out to a savings of 10 dollars a year.
Council also considered its own salaries.
Members gave themselves raises...from 14 to 16 thousand dollars a year for council members.
The mayor's salary jumps from 18 to 23 thousand dollars annually.
Some citizens criticized the move...saying most city employees get less than 3 percent raises.

SOT=7:15:59

((DAVID GRAVELY: MR. MAYOR, WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, ROANOKE DO NOT NEED YOU. CITY COUNCIL. WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, ROANOKE DO NOT NEED YOU.))
RUNS=:11


Two members of council voted against the pay raises.
SOT 7:48:22

((LYNDA WYATT/VICE-MAYOR: WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE TAXPAYER MONEY. THEIR DOLLARS AND I THINK THEY EXPECT US TO BE JUDICIOUS WITH THE WAY WE SPEND THEIR MONEY. ))
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SOT

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I ONLY RECEIVED 6 PHONE CALLS AGAINST THIS THIS PAST WEEK, I HAD MANY CITIZENS COMING TO ME SAYING, IS THAT ALL THEY'RE PAYING YOU TO BE MAYOR? ))
RUNS=:10

))
LIVE=andrew full


Mayor Bowers said last year's pay increase was the first for council since 1987.
double boxes Andrew/Connie


He adds that this increase will simply take members to the level where they would be if they received raises all along, like all other city employees.
(questions: And I understand new school board members were selected tonight?)


P-Appomattox-Murder


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-11
SS=murder investigation


Appomattox County investigators say a Lynchburg woman found dumped in the James River last night was shot to death.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Appomattox Co.


The body of 23-year old Lisa Yvonne Crider was discovered by two fishermen-
Her remains were found off Route 605 in the Bent Creek area.
Detectives from five central Virginia jurisdictions are now looking for her killer.
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SOT 3:06:42
IN Q=At the present

((WILSON STAPLES/APPOMATTOX CO. SHERIFF: AT THE PRESENT TIME, THE REGIONAL HOMICIDE SQUAD HAS BEEN ACTIVATED AND WE'RE FOLLOWING UP ALL LEADS AND ANY INFORMATION THAT WE CAN OBTAIN FROM THE FAMILY AS TO WHEN SHE WAS LAST SEEN AND HER ASSOCIATION WITH INDIVIDUALS AT THAT TIME.))
SUPER=01-Wilson Staples/Appomattox Co. Sheriff; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=at that time.
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VO-NAT


Staples says Crider was last seen in Lynchburg Saturday night about 24 hours before her body turned up in Appomattox.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Appomattox County sheriff's department.
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P-Leisure-Fire


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=five
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#from 597-12 net-e
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Fire damaged the Roanoke County offices of Leisure Publishing this afternoon.
Flames burned through the roof, but no one was hurt, and company officials say they don't expect any lasting damage to their business.
Leisure Publishing is responsible for Roanoker Magazine, Blue Ridge Country, and other publications.
The production areas of the building were not heavily damaged and employees were able to escape with computer back- up discs.
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SOT
IN Q=We had about 25 people

((RICHARD WELLS/PRESIDENT AND PUBLISHER: WE HAD SOMEONE COME IN THE BUILDING, SOMEONE WHO PASSED BY ON THE STREET AND SAW SMOKE COMING FROM THE SECOND STORY RIGHT ABOVE MY OFFICE. WE HAD ABOUT 25 PEOPLE IN THE BUILDING AT THE TIME. THEY SAID YOUR BUILDING'S ON FIRE, GET OUT. AND WE QUICKLY GOT ON THE INTERCOM AND TOLD EVERYBODY TO GET OUT.))
SUPER=01-Richard Wells/President and Publisher;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=to get out.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=fire


There's no word yet from fire officials on the cause of the blaze, but the fire apparently started in a portion of the attic where negatives and old magazines were stored.

p-explosion


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#net-J
GRAPHIC=explosion


In Indiana, at least 100 families were evacuated from their homes
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Kokomo, IN;


when an explosion rocked a propane gas company in Kokomo, Indiana today.
That's 50-miles outside of Indianapolis.
At least one person was seriously burned.
The blast blew away the corner of the building.
There's no word yet on the cause.
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P-Tornado


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-f

wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Home Video; :


Twister, tropical style, in Miami. Check out this home video, as a towering funnel cloud tore across sections of downtown and Biscayne Bay.
SUPER=03-Miami; :


Injuries were minor, but the tornado ripped roofs, flipped cars, and twisted trees.
In the surrounding stormy skies, seven people were hurt when an American Airlines jet from Boston hit heavy turbulence before landing safely.
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music under
ANCHOR=Connie
SUPER=x5040; Primetime Tease Load
SUPER=x5045; Start Motion
SUPER=x5041; Primetime Tease Stop


The man convicted of raping and murdering a Lynchburg teenager four years ago strikes out with the highest court in the land.
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VO-NAT


Plus, the former Public Safety Secretary, now a candidate for statewide office is pushing for private rest areas...the story when NEWS-7 Primetime returns.
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WEFC!!! go to break

p-Barnabei


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-14
GRAPHIC=supreme court


The U-S Supreme court has refused to hear the appeal of a man on death row for killing an Old Dominion University Student from Lynchburg.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Derek Barnabei was convicted of the 1993 capital murder and rape of 17-year old Sarah Wisnosky in Norfolk.
Barnabei and Wisnosky met and began dating about two weeks before her death.
SUPER=03-Norfolk/September 22, 1993;


Although there was no direct evidence linking Barnabei to the woman's death, her blood was found on the walls and bed frame of his room in a house near the Old Dominion campus.
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P-Kilgore


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-13
GRAPHIC=kilgore


Recent violence at state rest areas is being addressed by one of the Attorney General candidates.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Republican Jerry Kilgore believes privatization is the answer.
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


He says by bidding out all state highway rest stops, individual businesses could provide 24-hour a day services... in a well lit environment.
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SOT 2:04
IN Q=Everyone's now

((JERRY KILGORE/R- CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL: EVERYONE'S NOW AFRAID TO STOP AT THESE REST AREAS ONCE IT GETS DARK AND THAT'S NOT RIGHT. THAT'S NOT THE RIGHT SIGNAL WE AS VIRGINIANS WANT TO SEND TO THOSE TRAVELING THROUGH THE COMMONWEALTH. ))
SUPER=01-Jerry Kilgore/(R) Attorney General Candidate;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=the Commonwealth
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Kilgore is receiving opposition from NAT-SO, Incorporated... which represents more than 30 travel plazas and truck stops in Virginia.
The group says if rest areas are privatized, it could wipe out all other interchange business.

p-SCHEV-Appointees


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=allen


Governor George Allen has acted quickly to plug holes in the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia.
Three of his appointees and the remaining appointee from the Wilder administration resigned in protest last week, after the council's director was fired.
SS=education


Today, the Governor appointed Bassett Furniture C-E-O Robert Spilman to the Council.
He also appointed a lawyer who defended Virginia Military Institute's men-only admissions policy, Anne Marie Whittemore (Whit-TE-more).
And, Allen appointed Douglas Guynn (GWINN) of Rockingham County- and John Gerdelman of Fairfax County.


P-Payne


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=LF Payne


Improving Virginia's schools is the top priority of the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst


Former Fifth District congressman L.F. Payne kicked off his campaign this morning in his home county of Amherst.
Payne picked up the Democratic nomination over the weekend, and is now taking his message of "Virginia values" across the state.
A former member of the "Blue Dogs", a group of conservative Democratic congressmen, Payne says he'll strive for bipartisan cooperation in Richmond.
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SOT 1:54:56
IN Q=That's been my

((L.F. PAYNE/D- LT. GOVERNOR CANDIDATE: THAT'S BEEN MY TRADEMARK, AND THAT'S WHAT I'LL DO IN THIS CAMPAIGN AND THAT'S WHAT I WOULD DO IN RICHMOND, AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT OUR PEOPLE WHO ARE LEADERS WHO WILL TAKE ON RESPONSIBILITY, FIND SOLUTIONS AND MOVE US FORWARD.))
SUPER=01-L.F. Payne/(D) Lt. Gov. Candidate; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=move us forward.
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VO-NAT


Payne is running against Republican John Hager.
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(go to break)


P-Chess-Computers


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=None


Is it big news that a computer beat the world champion of chess?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York;


IBM says Garry Kasparov's defeat by Deep Blue yesterday marks the true beginning of the information age.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg


But Virginia Tech professor and tournament chess player Jim Glanville says it's not really a big deal.
He says a very human Kasparov suffered a psychological collapse while playing a very powerful machine.
And he expected it to happen sooner or later.
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SOT 14:26:23
IN Q=this is just one

(( JIM GLANVILLE/TOURNAMENT PLAYER; THIS IS JUST ONE MORE STEP ALONG THE ROAD, AFTER ALL, TEN YEARS AGO, FIFTEEN YEARS AGO, I LAUGHED AT COMPUTERS THAT TRIED TO BEAT ME, AND CERTAINLY COMPUTERS HAVE BEEN TAKING ME APART FOR TEN YEARS NOW, AND THEN THEY BEGAN TO TAKE APART INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS AND THEN THEY BEGAN TO TAKE APART GRAND MASTERS, SO THIS IS JUST ANOTHER STEP IN THAT TREND.))
SUPER=01-Jim Glanville/Tournament Chess Player;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=in that trend
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VO-NAT


Glanville is skeptical of talk that the computer demonstrated intelligence.
He says it just did what its human creators programmed it to do.
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Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Increasing/Clouds/52-56/Mostly Cloudy/Light Rain/60-64;
SUPER=331-Mostly Cloudy/Wind SW-15/54-56/Mostly Cloudy/Light Rain/64-68;
SUPER=332-Clouds And/Showers/48-50/Variable Clouds/Brief Showers/60-64;
SUPER=333-Mostly Cloudy/Wind W-10/48-50/Light Rain/Likely/60-63;
SUPER=334-Mostly Cloudy/Wind W-10/48-50/Variable Clouds/Brief Showers/60-63;
SUPER=X5001;


P-Food-Safety


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=food safety


The Clinton Administration says it's taking aggressive measures, to combat the hidden dangers of food-borne illnesses.
From deadly e-coli bacteria, to salmonella or staphylococcus, millions are sickened unnecessarily each year.
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SOT
IN Q=Vice President Al Gore
SUPER=@File; :07
SUPER=07-Al Gore; :19
SUPER=01-Laurie Gerand/Mother of Victim; :41
RUNS=1:03
OUT Q=by their food.

((
Vice President Al Gore has unveiled a five point plan to educate the public about food safety.
The strategy includes developing new tests to prevent contamination, and improving the way food is handled in restaurants and homes.
There will also be more food inspectors out working the beat.
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SOT 15:04:27
IN Q=Ensuring the

((VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE:ENSURING THE SAFETY AND INTEGRITY OF AMERICA'S FOOD SUPPLY IS NOT SOMETHING THAT ANY INDIVIDUAL OR INSTITUTION OR INDUSTRY CAN DO ALONE. IT IS, OF COURSE, A CHALLENGE THAT WE MUST MEET SUCCESSFULLY TOGETHER -- CONSUMERS, PRODUCERS, INDUSTRIES, UNIVERSITIES, PHYSICIANS AND GOVERNMENT ALL WORKING TOGETHER. ))
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=all working together.

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SOT 15:03:38
IN Q=We the families

((LAURIE GERAND/MOTHER OF VICTIM: WE, THE FAMILIES OF VICTIMS, ARE UNITED IN A SINGLE VISION. THE ONLY GOOD THAT WE CAN DERIVE FROM OUR SUFFERING IS IN ENSURING THAT IT IS NOT REPEATED. ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=not repeated.


Laurie Gerand's daughter died after she drank apple juice, tainted with a strain of E. coli bacteria.
She wasn't alone, some nine-thousand Americans-- mostly the very young, or elderly, die each year, sickened by their food.))

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


Inmates at a Texas jail have perfected the fine art of sign language-- not to talk to the deaf, but to those on the outside.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-El Paso Co., TX; :


Their original technique marks our video of the day.
People on the street look up at their windows, 12 stories above, and use sign language to reach the inmates.
Photographer James Drake was captivated by the exchange.
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SOT 10:45:39
IN Q=I drove by

((JAMES DRAKE, PHOTOGRAPHER: I DROVE BY THE THING IN MY T RUCK AND LOOK OUT AND SAW THESE POPELE DOING THIS AND WENT MY GOD, THIS IS A DANCE ON THE STREET, THIS IS ART, THE REST OF THE WORLD NEEDS TO SEE THIS. CHRISTIE AND GABBY SIGNING JAMES DRAKE, PHOTOGRAPHER: MOST OF THAT SIGNING HAS TO DO WITH LOCAL GOSSIP...HOW IS THE LAWYER DOING ON MY CASE, HOW ARE THE KIDS AT HOME?
NATS & SOT: CHRISTIE RAMIREZ

WE'RE TELLING HIM TO TURN ON HIS LIGHT CAUSE WE CAN'T SEE HIM. ))
SUPER=75-James Drake/Photographer; :
RUNS=:28
OUT Q=can't see him.
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VO-NAT


Drake believes his art, and this form of sign language-- communicate something about society, and ideas of love and loss.
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SUPER=x5043; Video of the Day Stop



SP-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-26
GRAPHIC=PRIMETIME BIG


Tonight on Primetime sports here on WEFC, we'll check out district clinching baseball wins in the Seminole and Blue Ridge, plus get in-line with some roller hockey players.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN;


But first, earlier tonight Larry Bird officially took over the Indiana Pacers.
His contract will reportedly pay him $4 million a year. Not bad for someone who has never coached before.
SUPER=03-Lexington, KY;


And in Lexington, Kentucky this afternoon, former VCU assistant coach Tubby Smith was named the new boss of the Wildcats replacing Rick Pitino.
Now the scores.
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SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5012;
SUPER=0094-j/William Byrd/5//Salem/3///j/Jeff. Forest/12//St. River/5///;
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-/Seattle/8//Milwaukee/5/7///Toronto/2//Minnesota/12/7//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-/Cleveland/1//Texas/2/6///Baltimore/0//Oakland/0/1/White Sox &

Angels -LATE/;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Atlanta/10//Pittsburgh/2////Houston/3//Florida/6/5//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Colorado/9//Philadelphia/2///;
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-/Miami/57//New York/72/4/East Semi-Final Game 4//L.A.

Lakers///Utah///10:30pm Start/;
RUNS=:30

oc...LAST SCORE.
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SP-Blue


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-5
GRAPHIC=Baseball


William Byrd came from 3 runs down to beat Salem 5-3 in the Blue Ridge District regular season playoff game today at Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem/Terriers vs. Spartans; :00


Salem jumped out to a 3-nothing lead. The Spartans get two of those in their first at bat. Jeff Akers singles in Ricky Eubanks from third and Salem was rolling.
Butt Byrd came back with a 4 run fourth. Steve Ragland gets things started with this one bagger that plates Tommy Chambers and Salem's lead was cut to 2.
Ross Blankenship brings in the eventual game winner. His basehit
SUPER=34-William Byrd/5/Salem/3;

scores two runs to But the Terriers up 4 to 3 and William Byrd goes on to win it's sixth straight Blue Ridge regular season title with the 5-3 win.
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SOT
IN Q="We

((RODNEY SPRADLIN/WILLIAM BYRD HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Rodney Spradlin/William Byrd Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=...today"
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SP-Jeff


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-6
GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL B'BALL

In the Seminole district this afternoon it didn't take a playoff, just a regular season ending victory by Jefferson Forest to clinch the regular season title for the Cavaliers.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Moneta/Cavaliers vs. Golden Eagles; :00


Jefferson Forest starting pitcher Chris English and his teammates traveled to Moneta tonight to battle county rival Staunton River.
And it was English who got the job done with his bat as well. His single scores Jay Johnston as the Cavs take a 3-to-nothing lead after their half of the first inning.
The Golden Eagles got one of those back in the bottom of the first, as Jeremy Haymore hits a shot through short that gets Jason Morgan home to make it 3-to-1.
The Cavs got that one back in the second, as Dallas Gray lays down the perfect bunt. The catcher makes a nice play, but the first baseman can't get a handle on it and Danny Gaertner scores.
The Cavs would get five more in the SUPER=34-Jefferson Forest/12/Staunton

River/5; inning - Kevin Wright drives in two on this bases loaded single that plates Johnston and Nick Mistretta.
Jim Thacker's Cavs win the game 12 to 5, and the district crown.
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SP-Roller


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-28
GRAPHIC=Roller Hockey


And finally tonight, the NHL stanley cup playoffs are taking a break this evening, but that isn't stopping area roller hockey enthusiasts from working on their skills.
Steve Mason has more on Roanoke;s fast growing In-line Hockey Club.
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SOT
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Chris Klaiber/Cave Spring Junior; :13
SUPER=01-Norman Lagueux/In Line Hockey Coordinator; :21
SUPER=@Steve2; 1:09
SUPER=01-Landon Wilbourne/11 Year Old Player; 1:21
RUNS=1:35
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
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((It's kind of ironic how in line hockey became so popular. An outdoor activity that found a home in the confines of rinks like Lee High Skate center. ((:)) ((:))
In it's 7th year, the Roanoke in line hockey club has become so popular that there are not enough spots to accommodate the high number of kids that want to play. Three seasons are crammed into eight months and not even the high cost of equipment can keep youngsters from putting on the pads. ((:)) The rules are designed not for the fans but for the safety of the kids ages 9 to 18. ((:))
60 area youths make up 4 teams in two divisions. Kids pay 95 bucks a season to play 10 games. All of this while most balance other sports. ((:)) ((:))
May 31st marks the end of this season, but fans can catch roller hockey in the Commonwealth games in July. Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))
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P-Swimmer


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJa
TAPE#net-c
GRAPHIC=NONE


Finally tonight-- She swam her way into the record books, from Cuba to Florida-
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Key West, FL;


Australian Susan Maroney arrived in Key West, Florida- after more than 24 hours in the water.
The 22 year old is the first person to complete the 108 mile trek from Havana across the Florida Straits.
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SOT 14:06:49
IN Q=

((SUSAN MARONEY/MARATHON SWIMMER: I'M REALLY HAPPY ABOUT IT. IT'S A DREAM I'VE HAD FOR SO LONG FINALLY TO SWIM IT AND MAKE IT TO SHORE. IT'S GREAT.))
SUPER=01-Susan Maroney/Marathon Swimmer;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=it's great."
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VO-NAT


Maroney says she was stung by jellyfish, and at times wanted to quit- but calls the swim the ultimate experience.
Four hours after making it to Key West, she fainted while talking to reporters.
Maroney quickly regained consciousness and immediately went to a hotel-- Her doctor said she was dehydrated.
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bye
ANCHOR=Connie


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