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A capital murder suspect and his alleged accomplice are back in Appomattox tonight, due in court tomorrow.
A LIVE report on Hedrick and Jones tops NEWS 7 at SIX tonight.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And a program designed to modernize tobacco farms... and expand the burley trade.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Radford high school captures a regional tennis title this afternoon, Tiger gets set to win his second straight event in Texas, we'll check in on the Roanoke Saints wheelchair hoopsters,
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VO-NAT eng#


Plus, Marv Albert is charged with assault and battery and forcible sodomy.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


After two days of sweaty weather, a light jacket will be necessary for the next few. More on the weather straight ahead.

Appomattox-Murders


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


After less than a week on the run, two teenagers have been returned to Appomattox County to face murder charges.
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave


Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg newsroom, Steve what happens next to these two men?
Live=Steve Full/Microwave
SUPER=@ssm1;
SUPER=05-Lynchburg;


Keith, Brandon Hedrick and Trevor Jones were flown back from Lincoln, Nebraska this afternoon, and taken to the Appomattox County jail.
How long they'll stay there could be determined by a court hearing tomorrow morning.
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(( Nine days after Lisa Yvonne Crider's body was found in the James River, her alleged killers are in custody and back in Virginia.
18- year- olds Brandon Wayne Hedrick and Trevor Anthony Jones were picked up two days ago in Lincoln, Nebraska, where Jones had gone to see family and friends.
After being tipped off by Appomattox authorities, Nebraska police were waiting for them.
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SOT 6:49:25
IN Q=Police officers

((WILSON STAPLES/APPOMATTOX CO. SHERIFF: POLICE OFFICERS FROM NEBRASKA HAD BEEN NOTIFIED BY THIS OFFICE TO CHECK THAT RESIDENCE AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER.. BEDFORD AND CAMPBELL COUNTY.))
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OUT Q=and Campbell County.


Staples would not discuss a motive, but said Crider and Jones knew each other.
Hedrick is the one facing a capital murder charge, and could get the death penalty if convicted.))
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Live=Steve Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Lynchburg;


Again, both Hedrick and Jones will make their first court appearance in Appomattox tomorrow morning.
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave


Without giving specifics, authorities say they're confident they have a strong case against the two teens. Keith?

Danny-King


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-12
GRAPHIC=Danny King


The man facing death for the murder of Roanoke County realtor Carolyn Rogers is asking a federal judge to reverse his conviction.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;


Danny King's appeal has already been rejected by the Virginia Supreme Court.
Today King's attorneys argued that court should have reversed the conviction, because police investigators ignored King's request for a lawyer when interrogating him.
An attorney for the Commonwealth says King never clearly asked for a lawyer and even if he had he never confessed to police.
Judge Samuel Wilson did not rule on the matter today.
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Bedrosian


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-27
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


Al Bedrosian (beh-DRO-zhi-an) is touting tax relief as a major focus of his campaign for the General Assembly.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


While the republican isn't ready to endorse Jim Gilmore's plan to cut the personal property tax on cars, he says the G-O-P's candidate for Governor is on the right track.
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((AL BEDROSIAN/R- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: I DON'T KNOW IF ALL OF THE DETAILS OF YOUR PLAN MAKE SENSE, IF THEY ARE RIGHT, BUT I TELL YOU, IF THIS IS A FIRST STEP WE NEED TO PUSH HIM. AND I AM VERY MUCH A FISCAL CONSERVATIVE AND I WOULD PROBABLY PUSH HIM EVEN FURTHER.))
SUPER=01-Al Bedrosian/(R) House of Delegates Candidate;
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Campaign 97


Bedrosian is challenging Vinton democrat Dick Cranwell for a seat in the House of Delegates.

Beyer-Quote


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-39
GRAPHIC=Don Beyer


Thousands of homes in Southwest Virginia "need indoor plumbing and clean and dependable water supplies."
That quote from Don Beyer in last week's Kingsport Times-News has Jim Gilmore up in arms.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Richmond area resident Gilmore says northern Virginian Beyer is "insulting" southwest Virginians with what he calls a "derogatory" remark.
The Beyer campaign says Gilmore's being "shrill" and "not very constructive."
Beyer's plumbing comment came during a campaign stop in Russell County.
He spoke about water and sewer damage done by last year's flash flooding.
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TALENT=Keith
SS=Don Beyer


Gilmore says the plumbing quote shows a trend.
In 1994, Beyer was quoted as saying southwest Virginians lack "the education, the self-esteem or the chutzpah" to start their own businesses.
A Beyer spokeswoman doesn't know if Beyer ever said that... but that's NOT how he feels about a region he's visited over 100 times in eight years.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Residents of one Roanoke neighborhood are sticking up for their community--which they say deserves better than the reputation it has. Joe Dashiell continues his series "Southeast Stories: One Neighborhood's Struggle".
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And Miss Virginia on the job--she says she wants to be a role model for kids.

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2-Southeast-Stories


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=Southeast Stories

**Note Anchor Tag**
Years of neglect have left southeast Roanoke with its share of problems, including poverty, crime and substandard housing.
But some in the neighborhood believe that attitudes outside of their community are just as destructive. **TAKE FULLSCREEN LIVE Southeast Stories**
Tonight, Joe Dashiell has part two of Southeast Stories: One Neighborhood's Struggle.
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SUPER=01-Edith Moyers/Former Southeast Roanoke Resident; :00
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((EDITH MOYERS/FORMER SOUTHEAST ROANOKE RESIDENT: THERE USED TO BE A STREETCAR. DO YOU REMEMBER THE STREETCAR THAT WENT UP? YOU DON'T REMEMBER IT, NO YOU DON'T KNOW, THAT WENT UP NINTH STREET.)) ((ONE OF THE STREETCAR DRIVERS, THAT DROVE THE STREETCAR., MY AUNT FELL IN LOVE WITH AND MARRIED. WALTER STULTZ, ANYWAY THAT GOES WAY BACK YOU KNOW.))
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Edith Moyers is proud of her southeast Roanoke roots.
Today, when she drives through her old neighborhood she's reminded of a more innocent time, and struck by how much times have changed.
SOT #7 14:33:01
IN Q=We didn't have a car

((EDITH MOYERS/FORMER SOUTHEAST ROANOKE RESIDENT: WE DIDN'T HAVE A CAR. I WALKED FROM MOUNTAIN AVENUE DOWN TO BELMONT. DIDN'T THINK ABOUT IT. MANY TIMES I'D GO DOWN TO A MEETING DURING THE WEEK, WASN'T A BIT AFRAID TO WALK UP NINTH STREET, BUT I WOULDN'T DO THAT NOW. IT'S SAD.))
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OUT Q=wouldn't do that now. It's sad.


Moyers returns to southeast for services at Belmont Baptist, a church that once boasted the largest sunday school of any Southern Baptist church in the state.
Now many of its members live outside the neighborhood. And Pastor Wayne Harrison says he sees little effort to bring homeowners back to these streets.
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IN Q=I don't see much

((WAYNE HARRISON/BELMONT BAPTIST CHURCH: I DON'T SEE MUCH FUTURISTIC PLANNING AND EXPECTATIONS THAT SEEM TO COME FROM CITY COUNCIL AND BEYOND. YOU HAVE A PLAN FOR DEVELOPMENT IN A LOT OF AREAS IN ROANOKE, AND I WOULD REALLY BE INTERESTED IN KNOWING EXACTLY WHAT IT IS THAT CITY COUNCIL HAS IN ITS 10-YEAR, 20- YEAR PLAN FOR SOUTHEAST.))
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IN Q=I don't think

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I DON'T THINK THAT ANY NEIGHBORHOOD IS A RED-HEADED STEPCHILD OF THE CITY OF ROANOKE, WHETHER IT'S SOUTHEAST OR WASENA OR RALEIGH COURT OR WILLIAMSON ROAD OR MELROSE. THOSE ARE ALL IMPORTANT NEIGHBORHOODS. WE HAVE A BIG TASK OUT THERE AND WE TRY TO BE FAIR IN DOLING THE CITY MUNICIPAL SERVICES OUT TO ALL OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS EQUALLY AND FAIRLY.))
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The city's community development efforts, and initiatives such as the rental inspection program and junk car ordinance are having an impact here.
Southeast residents also hope the rest of the city will begin to see their neighborhood in a new light. STANDUP BRIDGE
There's no question that southeast Roanoke has its share of problems, but some people believe that attitudes outside of the neighborhood have contributed to its decline, and slowed its recovery.
SOT #3 11:25:36
IN Q=I think if attitudes

((REV. WAYNE HARRISON/BELMONT BAPTIST CHURCH: I THINK IF ATTITUDES THROUGHOUT THE ROANOKE VALLEY COULD CHANGE, THAT COULD BE THE BEST FUTURE THAT SOUTHEAST ROANOKE COULD EVER EXPECT.))
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Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Southeast Stories


Tomorrow, in the final segment of Southeast Stories, Joe Dashiell finds some evidence of optimism as residents look to the future.

Petty


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=Bill Petty


After twenty years on the job as a Democrat or an Independent, Lynchburg prosecutor Bill Petty says he'll run for re- election as a Republican this year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Petty says the GOP has shown it's the only party that's serious about prosecuting criminals and protecting the public.
Several statewide candidates including attorney general Jim Gilmore attended Petty's coming- out party.
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SOT 2:17:37//2:28:56
IN Q=If we're going

((BILL PETTY/LYNCHBURG COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: IF WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THE ABILITY TO PROSECUTE AND CONVICT PEOPLE THAT COMMIT VIOLENT CRIMES, THEN WE NEED THE SUPPORT OF PEOPLE LIKE JIM GILMORE.)) ((JIM GILMORE/ATTORNEY GENERAL: AND THROUGH BILL PETTY'S LEADERSHIP WE ARE ALL DETERMINED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CONTINUE TO MAKE THIS A CROWNING VICTORY FOR ALL VIRGINIANS EVERYWHERE.))
SUPER=01-Bill Petty/Lynchburg Commonwealth's Attorney; :00
SUPER=@Gilmore1; :12
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OUT Q=all Virginians everywhere.
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Petty has been Lynchburg's top prosecutor since 1977.
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WIPE WIPE WIPE

Putney


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-23
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Even as Republicans have converted one Independent, they're hoping another will stay right where he is.
GOP leaders said today they are unanimous in their support of 19th District delegate Lacey Putney and his likely bid for re- election.
Putney is the General Assembly's only Independent member.
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SOT 2:41:23
IN Q=And it's just

((STEVE NEWMAN/R- LYNCHBURG: AND IT'S JUST UNFORTUNATE THAT THERE WOULD BE ANY QUESTION AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THERE WOULD EVEN BE OPPOSITION TO LACEY, I THINK, BECAUSE LACEY HAS BEEN THERE, HE IS THE LONGEST SERVING MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN EITHER BODY AND HE'S JUST DONE A REMARKABLE JOB, SO I HOPE HE'LL RUN AGAIN AND REPUBLICANS ARE SAYING THAT UNANIMOUSLY.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Steve Newman/(R) Lynchburg; :00
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OUT Q=saying that unanimously.
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Newman's announcement hasn't deterred one Republican from wanting to take on Putney.
Bedford County resident Eric Thompson says he'll seek the GOP nomination to run against Putney this fall.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


The stock market reversed direction and raced to a big gain on word that the fed left short-term interest rates UNchanged.
The Dow gained 75 points.
NASDAQ was up 23 points.
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Burley-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=Tobacco


The tobacco industry is under fire in America... but there still aren't enough tobacco farmers to meet worldwide demand.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;


So Philip Morris has thrown five million dollars into an effort to recruit and assist BURLEY tobacco farmers.
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SOT 02:13:16
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((AL GLASS/VA. FARM BUREAU FEDERATION: IN BURLEY THE LAST TWO YEARS YOU'VE HAD TWO SHORT CROPS, PRIMARILY DUE TO WET WEATHER AND A FUNGUS CALLED BLUE MOLD. ALSO, WE SEE A HIGH DEMAND FOR WHAT IS KNOWN AS THE AMERICAN BLEND CIGARETTE.))
SUPER=01-Al Glass/Va. Farm Bureau Federation;
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VO-NAT


Internationally popular brands like Marlboro use that blend.
SUPER=03-Abingdon/File Tape;


So Philip Morris has founded the Farm Income Improvement Foundation to help burley farmers "modernize" their operations.
In Virginia, burley farmers are expected to fall about 13 million pounds short of their allowed quota this year.
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Franklin-Turnpike


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-25
GRAPHIC=None


The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors will hear tonight from opponents of the proposed "Old 97- Parkway".
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


The parkway is expected to alleviate traffic congestion along the Franklin Turnpike and North Main Street.
But opponents say the proposal will inconvenience business owners and residents who live along the Turnpike.
City officials have proposed turning the Franklin Turnpike at the Danville city limits into a cul-de-sac, which would divert traffic onto Iris Lane.
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((BRIAN TURPIN/OPPONENTS' ATTORNEY:I THINK IT WOULD HURT AND PROBABLY CLOSE A NUMBER OF BUSINESSES, AND OF COURSE, THE OTHER POINT IS, THE PARKWAY SIMPLY MOVES THIS PROBLEM FROM ONE AREA OF PINEY FOREST ROAD TO ANOTHER AND THAT'S UP NEAR THE SQUIRE ARMORY. THAT'S WHERE THIS TRAFFIC WOULD BE DIRECTED, IT WOULD PROBABLY BE THE SAME EXACT TRAFFIC, CONGESTION, IN THAT AREA. ))
SUPER=01-Brian Turpin/Opponents' Attorney; :00
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VO-NAT


The Board of Supervisors will meet with opponents tonight at seven.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight in sports, a weird night with everything from Tiger tales to a Marv Albert arrest.
Plus, we'll check in on the valley's wheelchair basketball program,
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VO-NAT eng#


and see how the Radford tennis dynasty continued today by winning another regional championship.
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S-Tiger


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-27
GRAPHIC=tiger


After taking a month off then coming back to win his third event of 1997 this past Sunday, Tiger Woods is on a roll.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Last Night; :00


Last night he was in New York to help introduce his new association with American Express.
As the company's official spokesman he will earn $30 million dollars over five years.
SUPER=03-Ft. Worth, TX;


This afternoon he was back in Forth Worth, Texas getting set to play in of all things The Mastercard Colonial.
He also had lunch with Fuzzy Zoeller.
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((TIGER WOODS/THREE WINS IN 1997:))
SUPER=01-Tiger Woods/Three Wins in 1997; ;00
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S-Albert


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-28
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT ENG#


From the end of one controversy to the start of another.
Sports broadcaster Marv Albert has been indicted on charges of forcible sodomy and assault and battery stemming from an incident in Arlington back on February 12th.
The 41 year old woman who filed the charges says Albert bit her several times in the back.
Albert, who is scheduled to appear in circuit court tomorrow morning is denying the charges.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=TECH HOOPS


Tech head basketball coach Bobby Hussey has completed his staff by hiring Tyrone Beaman.
For the past five years Beaman has been an assistant to Sonny Smith at VCU.
Beaman played college ball at Tennessee in the 80's.

S-Tennis


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-4
GRAPHIC=Tennis


For the eighth time in nine years; Radford has won the Region C girls tennis tournament; beating Galax on the Dedmon Center courts at Radford University.
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SUPER=03-Radford; :00


Lady Bobcats Emily Nester and Mandy Harless also won the individual doubles competition. The Three Rivers District champions shook off a early morning rain delay to top the Galax maroon Tide 8-2.
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((EMILY NESTER/RADFORD #3 PLAYER:))
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SUPER=01-Mandy Harless/Radford #1 Player; :08
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Although Radford won the Region's team, and doubles round; the competition is getting stronger.
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((KATHY DUNCAN/TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR:))
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=Hold tennis


Bland's Ashley Sarver won the singles title with a 6-2, 6-love win over Bath County's Katie Hardbarger.

S-Saints


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ksh
TAPE#S6-24
GRAPHIC=Sports Logo


A quarter of a century ago, Billy and Sharon Myers dreamt of giving physically challenged people in the valley the chance to play sports.
Tonight, intern reporter Kent Shiner has the story of their 25 years of success.
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((The Star City Saints basketball team was first composed of Vietnam Veterans, but now has disabilities ranging from spinal cord injuries and amputees.
To make teams more competitive players are given classifications.)) ((:)) ((The Saints have advanced as far as the sectionals of their national tournament.
Their success has also included six trips to a canadien tournament and winning it four straight years.)) ((:)) ((Wheelchair basketball has grown in Virginia with teams in Richmond and Charlottesville and talk of one in Martinsville, but is struggling to spread in Roanoke with other sports for the disabled available.)) ((:)) ((The game of basketball is worthwhile to many disabled athletes, but the Saints need continued support to keep the ball bouncing. From the Armory in Roanoke, Kent Shiner News-7 Sports.))
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S-Charlotte


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-36
GRAPHIC=CHARLOTTE


The Charlotte Motor Speedway will be in the spotlight tomorrow night as qualifying for the Coke 600 gets underway.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Concord, NC/May 22, 1996;:00


If recent history is any indication it will another Jeff Gordon show.
He has won the last three poles for the Memorial day weekend race, including last year's when he edged Ricky Craven for the top starting spot.
Qualifying begins at seven tomorrow night.
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Practice and legends car racing lead up to time trials.
News 7 Sports will have live reports for you tomorrow at 5,6, and 11. Plus, qualifying results on News 7 Primetime.
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Miss-Virginia


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=None


Michelle Kang says the best part about being Miss Virginia is the chance to reach out to children.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Kang spent the day with elementary students at the Huff Lane Micro Village.
She taped a public service announcement for the school's closed circuit television station, and fielded questions from some the school's young journalists.
Kang says she's visited more than 100 schools during her reign as Miss Virginia, and feels it's important to approach kids at their level.
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((MICHELLE KANG/MISS VIRGINIA: I SEE THAT THE JOB OF MISS VIRGINIA AS A SPOKESPERSON AND AS A ROLE MODEL. AND AS AN ADVOCATE FOR CHILDREN, I FEEL IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT I'M IN TOUCH WITH THEM AND THAT I UNDERSTAND THE ISSUES THAT THEY'RE DEALING WITH.))
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Kang lists educational disparity in the Commonwealth as one of her biggest concerns, and says she'd like to see all schools have the same level of technology as Huff Lane. (----------------)