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Straight ahead-
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To raise their pay or not to raise their pay- another twist in the Roanoke City council raises.
O-J Simpson is apparently NOT paying up-
Plus the suspected Unabombers mom asks for mercy on her son.
And we'll hear from teen sensation Lee Ann Rimes.
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News 7 is next.

Newsbreak


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Good Evening.
O-J Simpson is apparently not paying the 33 million he owes from his civil trial.
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Simpson was in court today- along with the family of Ron Goldman. He's now been ordered to produce bank statments and cancelled checks.
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Seniors may be afraid to take to the road- but a class is hoping to change that. We'll tell you about 55 alive.
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And it's a country club for squirrels at the state capitol.
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Plus Robin says the temperatures will warm up.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

Council-pay


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11 pm
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TAPE#97-19
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Another twist to the controversy over pay raises for Roanoke City Council-
Council might not give itself a raise next year after all.
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City councilman Jack Parrott says he was wrong to vote for the 14-percent pay hike last Monday.
Parrott says many residents are complaining about council's raise.
Now Parrott's calling for another vote.
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((WE'VE GOT A LOT OF PROBLEMS IN THE CITY. WE'VE GOT A LOT OF GOOD THINGS GOING FOR US BUT ONE OF THE THINGS WE DON'T NEED IS SOME ISSUE LIKE THIS THAT'S GOING TO JUST SPLIT US REALLY CRITICALLY. BECAUSE WE NEED TO PULL TOGETHER FOR EVERYTHING WE'VE GOT TO DO.))
SUPER=01-Jack Parrott/(R) Roanoke City Councilman
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Council also approved a 28-percent pay raise for Mayor David Bowers.
Bowers says council should also re-examine the paychecks of Roanoke's top administrators.
Bowers will talk about that in a news conference tomorrow.
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Bank-Robbery


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-27
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The suspect in that bank robbery in Wytheville this afternoon is still at large.
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It happened at the East Main Street branch of Premier Bank.
Police say a man showed a teller a note demanding cash.
She handed over a bank bag filled with money, and the robber drove off in a dark gray, four-door Mazda.
Police believe the car was last seen heading north on Interstate 81.
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Unabomber


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The government says it will seek the death penalty against
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suspected Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski- if he's found guilty.
Kaczynski's family says it may make others think twice before turning relatives in.
The family tipped the government off to Kaczynski but hoped his life would be spared.
Kaczynski's mother pleaded for mercy- saying her son's been sick since childhood.
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((WANDA KACZYNSKI: THERE ARE PEOPLE IN SOCIETY WHO ARE MENTALLY ILL AND ARE WE GONNA START KILLING EM. WHAT KIND OF BARBARIC SOCIETY ARE WE HEADING FOR.))
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Kaczynski's first trial begins November 12th in Sacramento.
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Ok-Trial


ANCHOR=Jean
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GRAPHIC=McVeigh


Evidence today that could help Timothy McVeigh.
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A prosecution witness says he could not find McVeigh's fingerprints on several key pieces of evidence.
That includes the ignition key and the rental agreement for the Ryder truck allegedly used in the Oklahoma City bombing.
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Valujet


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Major airlines today announced they will put sprinkler systems in the cargo holds of commercial airliners.
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The news come more than one year after the deadly Valujet crash-
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The FAA admits there was evidence back in 1988 after a fire aboard this American Airlines plane- that installing sprinklers could prevent dangerous fires aboard aircraft.
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((LEE SAWYER/VALUJET VICTIM'S DAUGHTER: THOSE SMOKE DETECTORS COULD HAVE BEEN PUT IN SIX YEARS AGO. THEY HAD TIME TO STUDY FROM 1984 TO 88 AND COULD HAVE HAD THEM ON PLANES BETWEEN 1990 AND 92. AND I'D STILL HAVE A MOTHER AND FATHER.))
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The FAA's acting administrator says the agency is just following government procedure.
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((BARRY VALENTINE/FAA: IT TAKES A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF TIME TO GO THROUGH THE RULE MAKING PROCESS PART OF THAT IS INTENTIONAL.)) 16:58:30 ((JAMES HALL/CHAIRMAN NTST: CLEARLY THINGS CAN MOVE QUICKER IF PEOPLE MAKE IT A PRIORITY.))
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The FAA says by current regulations it could take five years before every commercial plane is equipped with detectors.
Congress hopes to make it happen in two.
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Plane-Pieces


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A piece of a TWA plane fell from the sky- and landed on a city street in St. Louis.
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It's two feet by six feet long- apparently part of a landing gear door.
A city worker found the 120 pound piece- and moved it onto the grass- FAA investigators are coming in to check it out.
The door was discovered missing from a TWA plane inbound to St. Louis from Orlando.
Amazingly no one was hurt.
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Driving


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For young drivers putting the pedal to the metal may seem like fun, but for some seniors being behind the wheel may a scare.
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"55 Alive" is trying to change that. It's a series of driving classes for people ages 50 and up.
Seniors get a refresher course in driving do's and don'ts--a course some say helps them stay up-to-speed with changing times.
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((JOAN CHIDESTER/SENIOR DRIVER: THERE ARE MANY THINGS THAT THEY BROUGHT OUT, THINGS THAT WHEN I FIRST STARTED TO DRIVE WE DIDN'T DO. SO, WHEN I WENT THROUGH THE BOOK I NOTICED A LOT OF THINGS THAT ARE NEW TO ME.))
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Classes are offered nationwide and focus on common driver errors like tuning-in the radio and tuning-out traffic noise-- especially sirens from emergency vehicles.
Graduates get certificates after completing the class and up to a 10 percent discount on their car insurance.
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When News 7 at 11 returns, we'll hear from country music's latest singing sensation,
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but first O-J Simpson is court today to account for his money.
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Simpson


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O-J Simpson is supposed to pay millions but he's apparently not paying up.
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So the fight over his money continues in COURT.
Reporters bombarded Simpson- asking where's he's keeping some valuable items.
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((REPORTERS: WHERE'S THE HEISMAN TROPHY? WHERE'S THE HEISMAN? WHERE'S THE SUBURBAN MR. SIMPSON? LAWYER: NO COMMENT PLEASE.))
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Sheriff's deputies tried to seize those items from Simpson's home, but they weren't there.
A jury ordered Simpson to pay 33 million dollars for the wrongful deaths of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
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((DANIEL PETROCELLI/GOLDMAN FAMILY LAWYER: DESPITE FLYING AROUND THE COUNTRY PLAYING AT RESORT GOLF COURSES AND LIVING A LIFE OF LUXURY HE HAS NOT ATTEMPTED TO PAY ONE DIME.))
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Simpson is now under orders to produce bank statements and canceled checks.
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Crown


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Another company now has its corporate headquarters in Lynchburg.
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Three executives from Crown Cork and Seal of Philadelphia have bought a packaging machinery business. The cost- 200-million dollars.
They'll call the new company Crown Simplimatic and run it out of the Hill City.
Crown Simplimatic has one thousand employees in nine plants, on six continents.
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Dolan


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TAPE#97-20
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Democrat attorney general candidate Bill Dolan is making his first campaign swing through Southwest Virginia since getting the nomination last weekend.
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In Pulaski this afternoon, Dolan warned against knee-jerk reactions intended to improve interstate rest stop security.
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Two weeks ago Estel Singleton was shot to death at the Ironto rest area.
Dolan says he supports careful planning with state police to prevent similar violence.
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((BILL DOLAN/(D) ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE: AND TO GET FROM THE PROFESSIONALS ARE WE DOING ENOUGH, WHAT HAVE WE DONE SINCE THE INCIDENT TO GIVE PEOPLE THE ASSURANCE AND TO CREATE THE REALITY OF SAFETY. I DON'T FIND POLICIES THAT COME FROM SNAPPY POLITICAL LINES IN CAMPAIGNS TO WEAR WELL OVER TIME. ))
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Dolan says he's willing to listen to discussions of privatizing the rest areas, but doubts that's a viable option.
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4-Education


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NEWSCAST=11pm
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TAPE#97-30
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The Danville public school system is taking a new approach to getting high school students interested in learning.
The changes are an effort to increase test scores-- while lowering the school's absentee and drop out rate. TAKE RAISING THE BAR FULL
Teresa Hamilton has details in the fourth part of our series "Raising the Bar- Virginia's Schools.
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((ANDY OVERSTREET/DANVILLE SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT:FRANKLY, BOREDOM IS EPIDEMIC IN HIGH SCHOOLS IN THIS COUNTRY.))
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Superintendent Andy Overstreet speaks openly about students' lack of interest.
Teachers struggle to keep teenagers motivated, but the school system's absentee rate indicates something isn't working.
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((ANDY OVERSTREET/DANVILLE SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT:WE HAD OVER A HUNDRED THOUSAND CUMULATIVE, A HUNDRED THOUSAND STUDENT ABSENTEE DAYS LAST YEAR, THAT'S FOR A SCHOOL SYSTEM OF ROUGHLY EIGHT- THOUSAND STUDENTS. THAT'S OVER AN AVERAGE OF 12- DAYS PER STUDENT, THAT'S NOT A GOOD WORK ETHIC. ))
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Those figures, coupled with Danville's high drop out rate, convinced Overstreet to consider changes.
Teachers and administrators have worked together to establish "focus schools".
This fall-- a separate high school on a satellite campus will open-- where the approach to teaching and learning will center on different themes.
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((EMILY HEFFNER/FOCUS SCHOOL STUDENT:THE SCHOOL I'M GOING TO IS GOING TO HAVE LOTS OF ADVANCED CLASSES AND IT'S JUST GOING TO MAINLY GO INTO THE OLD FASHIONED THINGS SUCH AS LITERATURE AND THINGS SUCH AS THAT.))
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Emily's Focus school is one of FOUR programs being offered.
Other choices include--a business-oriented curriculum.
There's also a "Global Village School" where classes will take on an international theme.
Sandra Turner chose the "Arts and Technology" focus program.
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Smaller class size is another thing that sparked the students' interest.
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((MANCHELLE GORDON/FOCUS SCHOOL STUDENT:THAT WAY THE TEACHER IS MORE ATTENTIVE TO ONE STUDENT, AND IF YOU HAVE INDIVIDUAL QUESTION YOU'LL BE ABLE TO GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED. ))
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((MACLYN SLACK/FOCUS SCHOOL TEACHER: WE'LL GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER, THE STUDENTS WILL HAVE THE SAME TEACHERS FROM YEAR TO YEAR AND WE'LL BE ABLE TO KNOW WHAT OUR STUDENTS NEED SPECIFICALLY AND WHAT WE CAN DO FOR THEM. ))
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Students enrolled in the focus school program are considered part of GW high school, so they will have an opportunity to participate in extra- curricular activities.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Danville.))


Bedford-Dare


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
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TAPE#97-21
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Some Bedford County students took the day off from school on a dare today.
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That was the reward for 900 fifth grade students in Bedford County who have completed 17 weeks of DARE training in their schools.
The county's law enforcement and emergency personnel put on an open house of sorts at Liberty Lake Park.
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((DEPUTY JAMIE WATSON/BEDFORD CO. DARE OFFICER: WE DON'T ONLY WANT TO FOCUS ON LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THE SCHOOLS. THEY'RE FAMILIAR WITH US, THEY FEEL A LOT MORE COMFORTABLE COMING TO US WITH THINGS NOW. BUT WE ALSO WANT THEM TO UNDERSTAND THAT STAYING DRUG- FREE AND ALCOHOL FREE THEY CAN DO WHATEVER THEY PUT THEIR MINDS TO AND THIS GIVES THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE HANDS ON WHAT THEY CAN BE INVOLVED IN.))
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For the future NASCAR drivers in the crowd, Dale Earnhardt's Number 3 car was also on display.
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, one of the nation's best known magicians has died,
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and we'll see why the state capitol is going to the squirrels.
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Blackstone


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One of the biggest names in magic has passed away.
Harry Blackstone Junior died today in a Southern California hospital.
He was suffering from pancreatic cancer.
Some called Blackstone the last link to magic's golden age.
His father was a contemporary of Harry Houdini.
Blackstone Junior carried on the family tradition by performing his father's signature tricks.
He was 62.

Squirrel-Ladder


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They're out of their trees at the State Capitol again.
Ellen Qualls has the story of a state agency head who got a little too squirrelly when state workers got creative.
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(( We can all understand.
After a big meal, you really need something to wash it all down with.
But for the squirrels of Capitol Square, the newly renovated fountain became a daunting death trap.
Until... Department of General Services workers stepped in with a solution -- a creative solution.
In fact, what they named the Squirrel Country Club was a little TOO creative for their boss.
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((DON WILLIAMS/GENERAL SERVICES DIRECTOR: I'D SAY THAT MORE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN PAUSING BY THE FOUNTAIN AND PAYING ATTENTION THAN THEY HAVE IN THE PAST.))
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((JUDY LIPSCOMB/SQUIRREL OBSERVER: IF WE DIDN'T DO IT, I GUESS WE'D EITHER A. COME OUT HERE AND SEE A BUNCH OF DEAD SQUIRRELS FLOATING IN THE WATER, OR B. THE NEXT THING IS WE'D CUT THE WATER OFF.))
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((LINDA TAYLOR/SQUIRREL OBSERVER: I MEAN THE WILDLIFE DOWN HERE IS FINE. AND LIKE I WAS JUST TELLING YOU A WHILE AGO, I'VE EATEN SQUIRREL. BUT I SHOOT 'EM DURING HUNTING SEASON.))
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So in the midst of the public scrutiny, the administration got a little squirrelly.
We were barred from talking to the workers who designed it on camera...so we're protecting one's identity. 04:07:44 ((STATE WORKER: THEY TOLD US TO TAKE IT UP AND PUT THE ROCKS DOWN AND EVERYBODY COME BY AND I SAID "WELL YOU BETTER LOOK AT IT GOOD BECAUSE IT'S GONE." AND THEY SAID "WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT'S GONE? AND I SAID "I'VE BEEN TOLD TO TAKE IT UP." "YOU CAN'T TAKE IT UP. THAT THING IS CUTE.))
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So in stepped Governor George Allen -- to fight for the exclusive country club.
And his agency head's tone changed.
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((DON WILLIAMS/GENERAL SERVICES DIRECTOR: IT WAS MADE SOMEWHAT HASTILY BY THE FOLKS. BUT IT WAS A GREAT IDEA. WE INTEND ON KEEPING IT THERE.))
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Along with the 300 dollar rock apron Williams approved.
The original country club was free... made from scrap wood.
The squirrels must be hoping the controversy fades into the background so they can back to the nuts ...and bolts... of squirrel business.
Ellen Qualls, News 7 Richmond.)) )) Wx-Tape
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S-Score


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Highlights from the Hillcats & Avalanche, high school soccer, high school softball, and NCAA softball and golf, and much more.
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But first, Tiger Woods came out in the first round of the Byron Nelson classic today and shot a 30 on the front nine a six under 64. Look at this approach from 165 yards out.
He's one shot out of the lead.
Chip Sullivan had a decent even par round of 70.
Now the scores.
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go to break

S-Hillcats


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TAPE#-CL-97
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The Salem Avalanche got a great pitching effort last night as Tom Stepka tossed a five hitter, and the team shutout Lynchburg 4-to-nothing.
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To historic City Stadium we go, where Tal Light jumps all over this Jason Johnson delivery in the 1st, sending it over the wall in right center for a 1-zip Salem advantage.
The 'Lanche tried to keep rolling. John Clifford rips a shot into left, and Ben Petric races around to score. 2-nothing Salem after 2.
SUPER=37-Salem/4/Lynchburg/0;


Then in the 5th, Vincente Garcia grounds into the fielder's choice scoring Elvis Pena to give Salem a 3 run lead and the Avalanche wins 4-to-nothing.
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S-NCAA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11PM
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s7-3
GRAPHIC=NCAA TOURNEY


Wisconsin-Parkside, California, Pennsylvania, UC-Davis and Nebraska-Omaha were the first round winners as the NCAA division 2 softball championships opened in Salem yesterday.
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SUPER=03-Salem/Neb. Kearney vs. Neb. Omaha; :00


The Omaha win was the most dramatic of the day.
Down 1-to-nothing in the sixth, Nebraska, Omaha's Holly Voss, the all-american senior hits a massive two run homer to give her team a 2-to-1 win over the Nebraska-Kearney Lady Lopers.
The event continues through Monday at the Moyer complex.
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ANCHOR=Mike
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The tournament resumes today at Noon.

S-Soccer


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-6
GRAPHIC=SOCCER


Let's head down to Radford where the Three Rivers district soccer championship was decided last night as Giles battled Glenvar at Bobcat stadium.
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Giles won the regular season title and last night Neil Schmidt's team took a 2-to-1 lead into the second half.
The Spartans almost made it 3-to-1 on this corner kick, but take a look at the great save by the Glenvar goalie to keep it a one goal game.
But the Spartans main man, Robbie Claytor takes another corner kick from the opposite side - hesitates and then pokes it in the left side with the left footed kick. 3-1 Giles.
Then back to the other side, this time Claytor uses his head for the
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final goal of the night as Giles adds the Three Rivers tournament title to its regular season crown.
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The regional tourney is next Saturday at George Wythe.

S-Softball


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
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GRAPHIC=Softball


Cave Spring wrapped up the Roanoke Valley District regular season title in style this afternoon with a win over Franklin County.
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SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Knights vs. Eagles; :00


The Lady Knights put their perfect 11 and OH district record on the line against
the Lady Eagles, who came in at 11 and 4 on the season.
Cave Spring took a 2-nothing lead in the first only to watch that margin disappear in the bottom half of the inning. The Lady Eagles Megan Conklin singles in Jenny Chitwood and the count was 2-1.
Then, Jullie Dillon makes good on the sacrifice bunt that allows Conklin to come on home from third and the game is tied 2 all.
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Cave took back the lead in the top of the third. Left Fielder Melissa Addy connects on the one bagger that plates Sara Ogelvie, 4-2 Lady Knights. Cave Spring scored 4 runs in the top of the seventh to complete the perfect regular season with the 9-4 victory.
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S-Brawl


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-27
GRAPHIC=NBA PLAYOFFS


The NBA cracked the whip on the fighters from Wednesday night's Miami-New York playoff game.
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Late in the game, watch the Heat's P.J.Brown and the bottom of the screen, flip Charlie Ward out of bounds with a flagrant foul.
Both benches emptied and last night the league suspended a total of six players.
The Heat's Brown has been kicked out for two games, which means the rest of this series.
The Knicks lose five players for one game. Pat Ewing, Charlie Ward, Allan Houston, Larry Johnson and John Starks were all suspended for one game.
Since NBA rules require teams to dress nine players for playoff games, only three Knicks will sit out game six tonight, Ward, Ewing and Houston.
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The Indiana Pacers Reggie Miller was called to his home today after authorities discovered a massive fire at his mansion along this lake in Fishers, Indiana.
Miller and his wife were renovating the home and were not in the house at the time of the fire.
When Miller arrived 70 percent of the house was already destroyed.
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TEASE COMING

Sports Tease


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Still to come tonight, Roy Stanley and photographer Dennis Brown,
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tell us why no one is wearing golf spikes this week at the NCAA championship at the Homestead.
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S-Golf


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Wake Forest leads the NCAA east regional after the first round today at the Cascades.
UVa is third, VCU 16th and JMU 21st. But Roy Stanley says no one is making much noise with his spikes.
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((For over a year now, College players have been using the soft spikes.
And They're attracting a lot of attention at private and public golf courses.)) ((WAYNE NOOE/:HOMESTEAD DIRECTOR OF GOLF: ))
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((120 golfers are competing in the N-C-Double-A East Regional at the Cascades course in Hot Springs.
That much traffic on the greens makes them pretty rough for the afternoon rounds.
The purpose of the soft Spike rule is to keep the greens as smooth in the afternoon as they are in the morning rounds.)) ((JAY HARDWICK/VIRGINIA TECH GOLF COACH: )) ((MIKE MORAYHAN/VIRGINIA GOLF COACH: )) ((ROY STANDUP: )) ((JOHN ROLLINS/VCU GOLFER: )) ((V-C-U is one of 23 teams competing in the East Regional this weekend.
Roy Stanley news 7 sports.))
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Rimes


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The Salem Civic Center was rocking earlier tonight with the rhythms and RHYME of a 14-year-old country singer.
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Leann Rimes performed some of her latest hits for the local crowds.
Rimes shot up to the top of the country music scene with her multi-million selling album "Blue."
But in spite of the sudden fame she says she'll have no problem maintaining her momentum.
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Rimes and her band have been touring for about a year with stops overseas in Canada and Australia.
She recently picked up top honors at the Grammies and the Country Music Awards.
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