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Next on News 7-
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Gun shots could re-write history in the Martin Luther King case.
A new diet drug is nearing approval-
Plus one Roanoke man struggles to recover after fire damages his business.
And this woman finds garbage worth a million bucks- while cleaning her car.
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ANCHOR=Jean


News 7 is next.

Ray-Rifle


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
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Gun shots are ringing out that could rewrite history-
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Criminalists are firing the rifle linked to the assasination of Martin Luther King Junior.
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A team of criminal experts pulled the trigger on James Earl Ray's hunting rifle- firing it into hundreds of gallons water.
The testing will help determine if the bullet used to kill King matches the rifle.
Ray claims he was set up and that he did not fire the fatal shot.
King's son agrees.
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((MARTIN LUTHER KING JR., III;AFTER TWO SETS OF TESTS ARE DONE, I'M CONVINCED IT'S GOING TO SHOW THAT THE GUN WAS NOT THE GUN THAT FIRED THE BULLET THAT KILLED MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR.))
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New technology may detect grooves in the bullets that were not seen before.
If there's not a match, it might be enough to get James Earl Ray a new trial-
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IN: ((ROBERT HATHAWAY/CRIMINALIST: THERE ARE THREE POSSIBLE ANSWERS HERE. POSITIVELY THIS BULLET CAME FROM THE GUN. NO IT DID NOT OR INCONCLUSIVE. THERE'S NO WAY ANYONE'S WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS GONNA KNOW IT TIL WE DO THAT EXAMINATION.))
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Test results should be known sometime next month.
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Ok-Trial


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=McVeigh


Prosecutors could wrap up their case in the Oklahoma City Bombing trial by week's end.
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One witness told the court how the axle from the Ryder Truck that exploded came close to hitting the car he was in with his wife.
The man also identified pictures showing a Ryder truck in the left hand corner- moments before the bombing.
It's the same truck Prosecutors say Tim McVeigh loaded with explosives.
A woman described how the blast left her unconscious and buried on the ninth floor.
She struggled to hold back tears when talking about the people she knew who never made it out.
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Fat-Drug


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


A new drug is nearing approval that could help millions Americans lose weight.
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(Zee-nical) Xenical works in the intestines- preventing the absorption of thirty percent of the fat you eat.
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((CHARLES LUCAS, M.D./XENICAL TRIAL DOCTOR: SO AS A RESULT OF THAT PEOPLE LOSE ABOUT 500 CALORIES A DAY. IN TERMS OF FAT, ON AN AVERAGE DIET AND THAT 500 CALORIES A DAY LEADS TO ABOUT ONE POUND OF WEIGHT LOSS PER WEEK.))
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Side effects can include diarrhea- and the drugs maker says Xenical is no magical pill. You still have to diet and exercise.
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Hutchins


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-19
GRAPHIC=Hutchins


Ten year old Reggie Hutchins is having a hard time figuring out why someone would shoot him.
The fourth grader was gunned down inside the doorway of his Danville home about a month ago.
Teresa Hamilton reports-- Reggie may be too young to understand but his mother believes she knows why.
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((CAROLYN HUTCHINS/REGGIE'S MOTHER: I GUESS WE JUST TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME.))
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It's been nearly a month since Carolyn Hutchins' ten year old son was shot twice-- once in the chest and once in the stomach.
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((CAROLYN HUTCHINS/REGGIE'S MOTHER: ACTUALLY THE PERSON HAD OPENED THE STORM DOOR ALREADY AND WHEN REGGIE OPENED THE BIG DOOR, THE SHOTS WERE FIRED, AND MY HUSBAND SAYS HE JUMPED UP AND REGGIE TOLD ME THE SHOTS ACTUALLY KNOCKED HIM BACK IN THE FLOOR. ))
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Reggie spent three weeks in critical care before returning home-- with the dozens of balloons and cards that once filled his hospital room.
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((REPORTER SPEAKS:HOW DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL TO KNOW SO MANY PEOPLE CARE? REGGIE HUTCHINS:HAPPY. ))
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Reggie doesn't like talking about what happened or why.
But his mother is speaking out.
She says her husband made it clear they did NOT want drug dealers around their home.
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((CAROLYN HUTCHINS/REGGIE'S MOTHER:WE'VE NEVER HAD ANYTHING LIKE THIS HAPPEN WHAT OTHER REASON WOULD THERE BE. ))
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Danville police are still investigating-- but do NOT have a suspect.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Danville.))

Gardner


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=NONE


Remember that Bedford County boy who had a Rush Limbaugh book taken away from him in school?
Today his father loses his first round in court.
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SUPER=04-File Tape;


A teacher said the book "The Way Things Ought to Be" was too advanced for nine year old Jason Gardner, and refused to let him read it in class.
Gardner's father sued, claiming his son's First Amendment rights were violated.
But a judge today said he'll probably dismiss that part of the lawsuit.
Gardner still claims there have been other incidents where teachers have engaged in "viewpoint discrimination".
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((JOHN PYLE/GARDNER ATTORNEY: I THINK HE'S GOING TO ALLOW THE AMENDMENT. THE AMENDMENT TALKS ABOUT NEW INCIDENTS THAT HAVE OCCURRED THIS YEAR, WHICH I THINK SHOWS THERE'S AN ONGOING PROBLEM AT THE SCHOOL AND WE'RE REALLY PLEASED ABOUT THAT.)) ((PAUL LACY/SCHOOL SYSTEM ATTORNEY: THESE ALLEGATIONS RELATING TO THE INCIDENTS IN THE FIFTH GRADE ARE JUST THAT, THEY'RE ALLEGATIONS, THEY HAVEN'T BEEN PROVEN, THEY'RE JUST BALD ALLEGATIONS, WHICH WE CATEGORICALLY DENY.))
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SUPER=01-Paul Lacy/School System Attorney; :11
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The alleged incidents involve teachers asking Jason Gardner to remove an Oliver North bumper sticker from his book bag and an anti-Bill Clinton patch from his shirt.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
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When News 7 at 11 returns, we'll hear from some teachers who are concerned about the state's new standards of learning,
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and we'll see why a prominent Roanoker is pressing to come back from Monday's fire.
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roanoker


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-29
GRAPHIC=Fure aftermath


Monday afternoon, fire damaged the offices of Leisure Publishing.
At first glance, the damage did not appear extensive,
But now, the owner of the business that publishes the Roanoker magazine is struggling to recover.
Andrew Freiden reports.
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(( The fire started on the top floor, and didn't reach the main level.
And it looked like the publishing company would be back in business soon.
But inspections Tuesday morning revealed a different story-- the smoke damage was extensive.
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((NAT SOUND OF SAWING/HAMMERING ))
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((RICHARD WELLS/OWNER: WE'RE HAVING TO GUT 1500-2000 SQUARE FEET OF THE BUILDING, IT'S LIKE WE'RE STARTING OVER. ))
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The company's Art department wasn't damaged, but right upstairs, it's a construction zone.
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((IT'S A HUGE HASSLE-- WE'RE NOT REALLY ABLE TO CONDUCT BUSINESS AS USUAL. SOME OF OUR PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO WORK OUT THEIR HOMES-- WE HAVE MOVED OTHER PEOPLE INTO THIS PART OF THE BUILDING WHICH WAS RELATIVELY UNAFFECTED.))
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A conference room has been turned into a makeshift office...
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((IT'S VERY HARD, AS YOU CAN SEE WALKING AROUND HERE. TO GO ON BUSINESS AS USUAL, I DIDN'T SEE THAT MONDAY AFTERNOON, BUT NOW WE'RE LIVING IN A CONSTRUCTION ZONE AND MY CONTRACTOR SAYS HE MAY BE HERE A MONTH. ))
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Despite the mess and disorganization, Wells says upcoming projects will make it to press, just a few days later than normal.
Andrew Freiden, News7 Roanoke county.))

Hager


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-25
GRAPHIC=John Hager


Virginia's first statewide candidate to use a wheelchair gets a national endorsement.
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SUPER=03-Richmond;


Today, Republican John Hager made his disability a campaign issue with the endorsement.
Justin Dart has advised five presidents on disability policy.
He's a chief architect of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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((JUSTIN DART/NATIONAL DISABLED ADVOCATE: BEING A PERSON WITH A VISIBLE DISABILITY, WHEN HE BECOMES LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, IT SENDS A MESSAGE TO THE WORLD: WE CAN NOT ONLY PARTICIPATE. WE CAN LEAD.))
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((JOHN HAGER: JOB TRAINING AND THE OVERALL ATTITUDINAL BARRIERS ARE THE BIGGEST BARRIERS OF ALL. SO IF WE CAN CHANGE PEOPLE'S ATTITUDE OF ACCEPTANCE AND IMPROVE THE JOB TRAINING WE CAN TURN PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS INTO PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS -- MANY OF WHOM WANT TO HAVE A CHANCE BUT HAVEN'T REALLY HAD AN OPPORTUNITY.))
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Hager developed polio in 1973 and has used a wheelchair since.
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3-Education


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-30
GRAPHIC=Raising the bar


Starting next fall, public school students across Virginia will have to adhere to new Standards of Learning in class.
But teachers say some students may not be able to meet the higher expectations.. and if those students fail, who shoulders the blame? TAKE FULLSCREEN RAISING THE BAR
Steve Smallshaw has part three of our series "Raising the Bar.. Virginia's Schools".
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SUPER=01-Bonnye Newton/Math Teacher; :47
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Not everyone is singing the praises of Virginia's new Standards of Learning.. at least not yet.
With the new emphasis on the basics, teachers like Carol Wright worry that fine arts electives such as chorus may get drowned out.
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((CAROL WRIGHT/MUSIC TEACHER: SO WE'RE CONCERNED THAT THE STANDARDS OF LEARNING MAY CAUSE CROWDING IN STUDENT SCHEDULES SO THAT THEY CANNOT GET THE ELECTIVES THAT THEY ARE NOW PRESENTLY ABLE TO TAKE.))
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((WHEN YOU DIVIDE WHICH WAY DOES THE DECIMAL POINT MOVE? THREE PLACES TO THE LEFT, EXACTLY.))
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It's not that teachers don't support higher standards for education.. they do.
But they don't want to sacrifice the how and why of learning for simple yes and no.. turning out students who are merely good at taking tests.
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((BONNYE NEWTON/MATH TEACHER: I CAN SEE HOW A SITUATION COULD VERY EASILY ARISE THAT TEACHERS FEEL PRESSURED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE STUDENTS ARE TEST-WISE, THAT THEY KNOW THE INFORMATION AND BASICALLY HOW TO PERFORM THE TESTS THAT ARE BEING ASKED ON THE TEST.))
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((MARIE WALLER/HISTORY TEACHER: AND I THINK WE START AT THE BASICS, EVERYBODY'S AT THE BASICS AND THEN WE TRY TO MOVE UP. AND WE CAN, WE'LL DO MORE THAN JUST TEACHING TO THAT TEST IN THE CLASSROOM.))
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The trouble is many children haven't mastered the required basics.. they're the ones the teachers fear will start to fail or drop out.
The concern goes beyond the student's academic well- being... too many failures could reflect badly on the teacher and the school system.
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((BONNYE NEWTON: THERE ARE STILL SITUATIONS THAT I THINK ARE IMPOSSIBLE, AND IT MAKES ME HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF CONCERN TO THINK THAT MY NAME OR MY SCHOOL IS GOING TO BE NOT PERCEIVED AS A GOOD SCHOOL AND A WORTHY SCHOOL BECAUSE CHILDREN CAN'T PASS JUST A CATEGORICAL TEST.))
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Administrators say SOL test results WILL play a part in teacher evaluations, but are far from being the ONLY measure of classroom success.
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((DR. JIM MCCORMICK/LYNCHBURG SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: IT'S NOT TO SAY THAT WE'RE GOING TO GO OUT AND SAY YOUR STUDENTS SCORED AT SUCH AND SUCH A PERCENTILE, YOU'RE A BAD TEACHER. IT IS GOING TO SUGGEST THOUGH THAT MAYBE WE'RE MISSING SOMETHING IN OUR INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM, IF OUR STUDENTS ARE SCORING LOWER MAYBE THAN WE THINK THEY ARE ABLE TO SCORE.))
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Standup
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((Teachers say the big question is WHEN students will be tested on what they've learned.. that same year, or a few years later when they're ready to graduate. Until they know what to expect, most educators aren't ready to give Standards of Learning a passing grade. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))
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Clark


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Clark


Marcia Clark says her team gave jurors in the O-J Simpson case enough evidence to convict- ten times over.
Clark prosecuted the double murder case.
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She told CBS News jurors could not see behind Simpson's celebrity status.
But Clark says she wishes Simpson would take responsibility- and admit his guilt.
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((MARCIA CLARK/PROSECUTOR: I IMAGINE IN SOME WAY EVEN THOUGH HE'S NOT BEHIND BARS HE IS PAYING. LIFE IS NOT THE SAME FOR HIM. I KNOW MANY HAVE SAID IT'S NOT ENOUGH AND HE SHOULD BE BEHIND BARS. MURDERERS SHOULD BE, BUT HE IS PAYING IN A WAY AND I DO BELIEVE IN THE ULTIMATE JUSTICE. THAT WILL HAPPEN.))
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Clark is promoting her book "Without A Doubt."
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Tease#2

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ANCHOR=Jean
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, we'll meet a young boxer who's fought some of his toughest battles outside the ring,
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and we'll tell you why a South Carolina woman is glad she said yes to the question- "Would you like fries with that?"
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VMI


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-20
GRAPHIC=VMI


AT LEAST 30 women will be among class of 2001 at Virginia Military Institute.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape


Last year the Superintendent said it would take a core element of about 30 young ladies to make co-education work at V-M-I.
Thirty women have sent in their money to hold a position in the ranks... and there could be more.
Sixty-four were accepted. And the formerly all-male Institute is still accepting deposits- -even additional applications.
The 30 who've signed up, so far, represent a dozen states- -by far the most from Virginia- -as well as other countries such as Taiwan and Russia.
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Boxer


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=NONE


Strength, determination and toughness.
Not bad traits if you're a boxer.
But one "Ring King" has utilized those characteristics in life, as well.
Scott Prince has his story.
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SUPER=03-Lexington; :00
SUPER=04-Courtesy: VMI; :13
SUPER=01-Andy Nguyen/Collegiate Boxing Champion; :18
SUPER=04-File Tape; :28
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((He's barely 5 feet tall and weighs a meager 112 pounds... but don't make him angry.
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((PUNCHING THE PUNCHING BAG. ))
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VMI senior Andy Nguyen is the National Collegiate Boxing champion in his weight class... winning the title just four years after he first slipped on a pair of gloves.
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((ANDY NGUYEN/COLLEGIATE BOXING CHAMPION: WHEN COACH ASKED ME TO BOX MY RAT YEAR I SAID, 'NO WAY. I CAN'T BOX." ))
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Those are pretty surprising comments... considering Andy's been a FIGHTER for most of his life.
When he was just six years old living in Saigon, his parents... fearful of communist rule... sent him to America.
He hasn't seen them since.
And once he arrived in this country he found himself up against the ropes again.
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((NGUYEN: I WAS ABUSED WHEN I WAS A CHILD TOO AND THAT HELPED ME TO GROW UP A LOT. )) BUTT! BUTT! BUTT!
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((NGUYEN: THAT KIND OF PUTS PERSPECTIVE ON WHAT LIFE IS AND WHAT YOU WANT IT TO BE. ))
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Andy could have thrown in the towel at that point... but he didn't.
He went on to live with a family in Richmond, where he flourished in school.
Now he's set to receive his degree in biology and in a few weeks he'll join the Air Force.
Clearly, by rolling with the punches of life, Andy Nguyen has proven himself a winner both in and out of the ring.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Lexington.))
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Andy (WHEN) Nguyen will get a chance to reunite with his natural family in the coming months.
Once he finishes up his Air Force training he'll be stationed in South Korea... placing him within traveling distance of his native Saigon. Wx-Tape
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S-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-26
GRAPHIC=NONE
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SUPER=04-TNT; :00


The Miami Heat is still alive. But just barely, watch the bottom right of your screen, as P.J. Brown picks up Charlie Ward and body slams him to the court on the box out.
SUPER=32-New York/81/Miami/96/Knicks Lead 3-to-2;


Three players were ejected, but Miami won the game.
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S-Hillcats


ANCHOR=mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=twe
TAPE#-cl-97
GRAPHIC=Hillcats/Avalanche


Tuesday night Salem and Lynchburg gave into mother nature before they even threw a pitch.
Last night the Hillcats and Avalanche are trying to put up more of a struggle.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Avalanche vs. Hillcats;


Birthday boy, Lynchburg GM, Paul Sunwall threw out the ceremonial first pitch on his 50th birthday.
Salem tried to spoil the party. Chad Gambill gets the base knock up the middle and Garrett Neubart scores for a 1-zip Avalanche lead after one.
The visitors tacked on another run in the 2nd, with Elvis Pena at the plate. Elvis proves he's no hound dog, lining a shot into center plating David Feuerstein.
But the 'Cats didn't whimper. Lynchburg loaded the bases for Nilsson
Antigua in the 4th and Antigua delivers SUPER=37-Salem/3/Lynchburg/6;

with the grounder through the right side of the infield for 2 RBI's and a 2-all game. Lynchburg wins it 6 to 3.
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S-Softball


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-3
GRAPHIC=NCAA SOFTBALL


Salem is hoping for some good weather through next Monday as the city gets set to host the NCAA division two national softball championship.
8 teams from all over the country are in town and ready to begin play at the Moyer complex today.
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SUPER=03-Salem; :00

All of the schools got in some practice on the Moyer diamonds as they dodged the showers to loosen up.
Longwood College and the city of Salem are co-hosting the 5 day event.
Last night the teams had a chance to unwind, eat a good meal and socialize at the championship banquet at the Salem Civic Center sponsored by your Hometown Station.
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((LINDA WOOSTER/NCAA SOFTBALL CO-CHAIR:))
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VO-NAT CON'T


WDBJ's own Steve Mason served as emcee for the event.
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S-Knicks


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=mike
TAPE#S6-28
GRAPHIC=NBA PLAYOFFS


The Miami Heat has managed to stay alive in the NBA playoffs and force a game six in their Eastern conference semi-final with New York.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/TNT; ;00


Down three games to one, the Heat desperately needed a win to stay alive.
But this is not how you get ahead. Larry Johnson to Charlie Ward, to the old man Buck Williams! And the former Maryland Terrapins dunks all over Alonzo Mourning.
John Crotty would come off the bench and try to ignite the Heat with a hesitation drive that gets him an open layin.
But Pat Ewing answered that with a
SUPER=32-New York/81/Miami/96/Knicks Lead 3-to-2;


two handed jam, but the Heat is able to win game five 96-to-81. Game six is Friday night.
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S-Golf


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-2
GRAPHIC=NCAA LOGO


The NCAA east regional golf championship begins tomorrow in Hot Springs.
Roy Stanley and photographer Dennis Brown dropped in at Cascades today to give us a tournament preview.
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SUPER=01-John Rollins/VCU Golfer; :40
SUPER=01-Mike Morayhan/Virginia Golf Coach; :52
SUPER=@Roy1; 1:02
SUPER=01-Fred Warren/East Tennessee St. Golf Coach; 1:13
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((23 teams are competing in the N-C-Double-A's east region as the Cascades golf course in Hot Springs.
The Clemson tigers are the highest ranked team in the region at number four but several other teams are ranked in the top 10.
And the East has consistently sent strong teams to the nationals.)) ((JAY HARDWICK/VIRGINIA TECH GOLF COACH: )) ((V-C-U, James Madison and Virginia are the three state teams competing for the regional title.
All three teams have experience playing on the Cascades course.)) ((JOHN ROLLINS/VCU GOLFER: )) ((MIKE MORAYHAN/VIRGINIA GOLF COACH: )) ((ROY STANDUP: )) ((FRED WARNER/EAST TENNESSEE ST. HEAD COACH: )) ((The teams practiced in a steady rain the tournament opens on Thursday.
Roy Stanley news 7 sports.))
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
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Still to come tonight on News 7 sports, the Roanoke Valley is ready to get its kicks
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VO-NAT eng#


with a new soccer team this summer. We'll check out the new Roanoke Wrath right after this.
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S-Wrath


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-4
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The Riverdawgs were officially replaced yesterday by the Roanoke Wrath, a team with new owners, new uniforms and a new home field.
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VO-NAT #eng
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The Wrath principles met the media in the Patrick Henry Hotel lobby.
9 owners make up Roanoke Pro Soccer Incorporated. The Wrath will play this season at Victory Stadium. That, low ticket prices a new look, and other factors should help the new franchise succeed.
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IN Q="this year

((GRAYSON PRILLIMAN/ROANOKE WRATH PLAYER-COACH:)) ((STEVE HOLT/ROANOKE WRATH PRESIDENT:))
SUPER=01-Grayson Prilliman/Roanoke Wrath Player-Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Steve Holt/Roanoke Wrath President; :13
SUPER=01-Lang Wedemeyer/Roanoke Wrath Midfielder; :28
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OUT Q=...chances"
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McMillions


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#Net H
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A South Carolina woman almost threw out a million dollars this weekend.
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Gloria Jean Brown of Beaufort was cleaning out her car when she found an empty french fry box that was worth a cool million.
She had found the winning piece in McDonald's Monopoly game.
Brown doesn't remember buying the fries, she's just glad she didn't toss the box without looking at it.
She will get 50-thousand dollars a year for the next 20 years.
She's currently unemployment and says she may use the money to start her own business.
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