12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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A plane loaded with skydivers crashes to the ground, but one very lucky woman survives.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And the nation's War dead are remembered throughout the country today.
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TALENT=Kimberly
SS=None


Feeling like anything but a holiday--
Clouds and scattered showers have made for a rather gloomy Memorial Day.
Expect the wet weather to continue off and on today.
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E-MontAx-folo


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=dal
TAPE#=97-34
GRAPHIC=fatal Accident


Authorities are investigating whether drugs and alcohol contributed to an accident in Montgomery County Saturday that killed a woman from Elliston.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Saturday;


Samantha Rentch died when the pick-up truck she was riding in collided with an oncoming car on route 4-60.
Rentch was thrown from the truck on impact.
Two others were injured, one remains hospitalized in stable condition.
Police arrested the driver of the pick-up truck Christopher Fisher.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


He's charged with driving under the influence, refusal to take a breath test and possession of marijuana.

skydiving-ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


In South Florida, N-T-S-B officials today are investigating whether a plane was overloaded when it nose dived into a sweet potato field yesterday killing six people.
The plane was carrying skydivers.
But as Jim Axelrod reports one of them managed to leap to safety as the plane began to spin out of control.
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SOT

10:00:00
IN Q=
SUPER=03-South Miami, FL/Amateur Video; :00
SUPER=01-Robert Suarez/MetroDade Fire Department; :21
SUPER=01-Jeff Kennedy/National Transportation Safety Board;:31
SUPER=01-Jim Axelrod/Reporting; :55
RUNS=1:07
OUT Q=CBS News, Miami

((
In the skies 30 miles south of Miami... an amateur videographer caught this scene... a Cessna 210-6 spiraling to the ground. On board... five skydivers and the pilot. Also in the skies... another parachutist... a 43 year old woman who was all suited up when the plane developed problems.

SOT/ Robert Suarez, MetroDade Fire:

"She was ready to jump, and the plane started going out of control and she just bailed out.
Narr/ On the ground.. picnicking.. this man saw it all.

SOT/ Eyewitness (not identified)

"We were here having a picnic, we turned around and saw the plane spinning.. we saw a parachutist leaving the plane, then it impacted."
Narr: The parachutist landed safely.. still in the air.. when the Cessna crashed. All six on board were killed.

SOT/ Jeff Kennedy (NTSB): The NTSB bill be conducting an

investigation what's going on the airplane, examine its structure..
Narr: An aircraft that slammed into a farmer's field in south Florida Sunday afternoon... killing all on board... while one fortunate parachutist made a near-miraculous escape.
Jim Axelrod Cbs News Miami.))



ARLINGTON


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=memorial day


On this Memorial Day 19-97, services are being held throughout the United States in honor of the nation's war heroes.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Arlington;
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=(playing of taps or music)
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VO-NAT


Earlier today President Clinton honored the country's fallen soldiers at Arlington national Cemetery.
In a Memorial Day tradition he laid a wreath at the tomb of the Unknowns.
Later today Mr. Clinton heads to Paris where he and Boris Yeltsin will sign an accord giving Russia a role in NATO.
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Military-Sentence


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


In Washington state, an Air Force security officer has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for rape.
Master Sergeant Napolean Bailey was found guilty Saturday on 15 of 17 charges filed in connection with the rapes of three women.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fairchild AFB, WA;


Bailey's sentence also includes a dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and reduction to the lowest enlisted grade.
Bailey had faced the possibility of life in prison.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

Flinn


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

4:18:12
The Nation's first female B-52 pilot WILL appeal her general discharge.
An attorney for Lieutenant Kelly Flinn says he hopes to win an honorable discharge for his client after the current Air Force Secretary retires.
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north-korea


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Badly needed food is on its way to North Korea, now that the communist nation has signed an agreement with SOUTH Korea.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Beijing;


After three days of Red Cross talks in Beijing, South Korea agreed to provide enough food to feed 600-thousand people for half a year.
In turn, North Korea will allow the aid to be labeled as having come from South Korea.
The U-N believes nearly five million North Koreans risk starvation unless they get the food.
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Small-Business


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net Edit of 97-26
GRAPHIC=business news


There may be more jobs available in Virginia than there are skilled workers to fill them.
That's according to Doctor Robert Templin from the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology.
Templin says he has a plan for Virginia business.
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SOT 13:47:59
IN Q=currently there are

((CURRENTLY THERE ARE 19-THOUSAND JOB VACANCIES IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA. IF WE COULD FIND A REGION OF VIRGINIA THAT HAD THE WORKFORCE SKILLS AND THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE, I THINK WE COULD BRING 500 OF THOSE HIGH-WAGE JOBS EVERY MONTH TO A REGION FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS.))
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OUT Q=the next two years
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The business hot spot is technology, and Internet business is booming.
But Templin says the workforce falls short on skills.
He says computers in the classroom are a must for all ages.
Templin says Roanoke, Richmond and Lynchburg could compete globally in technology -- if the work force was up to speed.
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E-Allen


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#=97-18
GRAPHIC=Allen, George


Governor Allen brought his "listening tour" to Southwest Virginia last week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville/Thursday;


The governor traveled on horseback, took a bicycle trip on the Virginia Creeper Trail near Abingdon, and rode a train from Giles County to the coalfields.
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SOT
IN Q=I very much enjoy

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I VERY MUCH ENJOY GETTING OUT WITH THE PEOPLE, LISTENING TO THE PEOPLE. MOST OF THEM ARE VERY OPTIMISTIC, THEY ARE VERY POSITIVE. THEY'RE PLEASED WITH EITHER THE JOBS OR THE GREATER SAFETY, OR THEY LIKE OUR ACADEMIC STANDARDS IN EDUCATION. AND YOU ALSO HEAR PEOPLE WHO HAVE SOME CONCERNS,AND THEY COME UP WITH ALL SORTS OF IDEAS, SOME REALLY GREAT IDEAS THAT NO ONE HAD THOUGHT ABOUT.))
SUPER=@Allen
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=no one had thought about.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Allen says these trips help him learn what really matters to ordinary Virginians.

E-Lifejackets


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#=97-38
GRAPHIC=Water Safety


As the summer season opens on Smith Mountain Lake, marina operators want to make sure that safety is priority number one.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


The BOAT-U-S Foundation for Boating Safety has funded a life jacket loaner program.
These jackets are available at Saunders Parkway Marina at no cost.
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SOT 10:33:35
IN Q=YOU JUST BASICALLY

((JAMES CLAYTON/SAUNDERS PARKWAY MARINA: YOU JUST BASICALLY SIGN OUT ONE. WE GET YOUR NAME, PHONE NUMBER AND SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. YOU TAKE A LIFE JACKET ACCORDING TO THE SIZE YOU NEED AS MANY AS YOU NEED FOR HOW MANY CHILDREN YOU HAVE IN YOUR PARTY OR GROUP GOING OUT ON A BOAT.))
SUPER=01-James Clayton/Saunders Parkway Marina;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=OUT ON A BOAT
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VO-NAT


Clayton says children are more likely to be hurt in water accidents because they're inexperienced swimmers.
He hopes all boaters will use common sense by outfitting children in life preservers.
Clayton says he hopes this program will expand to other marinas on the lake in the future.
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E-BATEAU-Festival


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#=97-39
GRAPHIC=none


The James River Batteau Festival brought more than old-time boating to the area.
Denise Allen and videographer Rob Monroe introduce us to one crew, as they work to make their craft sea-worthy.
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SOT
IN Q=we chose
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :06
SUPER=01-Paul Thomas/Governor Henry Captain; :21
SUPER=01-Lynn Ward/River Batteau Society; :47
SUPER=@Denise2; 1:01
RUNS=1:19
OUT Q=News 7
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SOT 14:41:22
IN Q=we chose

((WE CHOSE 1816 AS OUR FOCUS FOR THE GOVERNOR HENRY.))
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OUT Q=GOVERNOR HENRY


The crew of the Governor Henry successfully completed the 126 mile journey down the James last year.
But before they launch the craft on June 14th some repairs need to be made.
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SOT 14:30:52
IN Q=this is sidney

((PAUL THOMAS/GOVERNOR HENRY CAPT.: THIS IS SIDNEY HUGGINS AND SHE'S CAULKING THE BOAT. WE HAVE A WOODEN SPINE AND THE CRACK WHICH IS QUITE LARGE AND WE'RE PACKING COTTON ON EITHER SIDE OF THAT SPINE.))
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OUT Q=OF THAT SPINE


The wood is then saturated with water.
It swells and the cotton acts like a gasket sealing the cracks.
That's the way it was done back then.
And that's why this group won the authenticity award last year.
They say they're trying to create an awareness of another time.
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SOT 14:46:21
IN Q=figuring out HOW

((LYNN WARD/ROANOKE-STAUNTON RIVER BATTEAU SOCIETY: FIGURING OUT HOW THEY IN THOSE DAYS PRESERVED THEIR FOOD, CARRIED FOOD WITH THEM, WHAT KIND OF FOODS. IT'S NOT JUST THE BOAT TRAVELING DOWN THE RIVER.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=DOWN THE RIVER


Before the Governor Henry ever saw water, this crew did a lot of research.
They say there's proof of batteau travel down the Pig River in Franklin County.
That research also helped them construct this 46 foot boat from white oak and poplar trees.
The repairs are almost complete and the crew says they're ready for their trip back to the 1816.
Denise Allen News 7.))

E-FEST-ARTISTS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#=97-42
GRAPHIC=Festival in the Park


Roanoke's Festival in the Park was more than just a fun outing for two area high school students.
The two won money for college through the festival's scholarship program.
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SOT 12:28:58
IN Q=WE THINK IT

((CATHY CADDY/SCHOLARSHIP CHAIRPERSON: WE THINK IT WILL PROBABLY GIVE SOME STUDENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO FURTHER THEIR EDUCATION IN THE ARTS THAT PERHAPS THEY WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO DO SO OTHERWISE.))
SUPER=01-Cathy Caddy/Scholarship Chairperson;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=TO DO SO OTHERWISE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Creceda (Cree-CEE-da) LaMaire (La-Mare) won second place and will receive 750-dollars for each year of college as long as she majors in art.
The Cave Spring senior plans to attend Appalachian State in the fall.
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SOT 12:25:21
IN Q=I PLAN ON

((CRECEDA LAMAIRE/SCHOLARSHIP WINNER: I PLAN ON GOING INTO ART THERAPY. IT'S A COMBINATION OF PSYCHOLOGY AND FINE ARTS AND IT'S JUST TO HELP ANYBODY WITH A PROBLEM TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES THROUGH ART RATHER THAN JUST THROUGH VERBAL COMMUNICATION.))
SUPER=01-Creceda LaMaire/Scholarship Winner;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=VERBAL COMMUNICATION
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VO-NAT


Jason Bradford received special recognition.
The Festival provided him and Creceda with a free booth.
The money they make will go to their education.
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SOT 12:38:56
IN Q=I PLAN TO GO

((JASON BRADFORD/SCHOLARSHIP WINNER: I PLAN TO GO TO ROANOKE COLLEGE AND GET MY BACHELOR'S DEGREE AND THEN FROM THERE PURSUE A CAREER IN SOME LINE OF COMMERCIAL ART WORK.))
SUPER=01-Jason Bradford/Scholarship Winner;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=COMMERCIAL ART WORK
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VO-NAT


The festival has given away nearly 30-thousand dollars since the program began in 1992.
Funds raised by the annual Shrimpfest and donations from local businesses provide the scholarship money.
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Civil-War


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Memorial Day usually brings to mind thoughts of men and women who have served their country during major battles.
But the war you often read the most about in school is one about which many people don't have all the facts.
Kimberly McBroom is speaking with an author who is shedding some light on the Civil War.
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IN Q=
SUPER=@kimberly1; :00
SUPER=01-Kenneth C. Davis/Author; :17
RUNS=2:26
OUT Q=this summer

(( That's right, Melanie.
Not many people probably know that Memorial Day actually has its origination from the Civil War.
Kenneth Davis has written a book, aptly titled, "Don't Know Much About the Civil War."
Kenneth, thanks for joining us.
Can you tell us more about how Memorial Day actually came about? More Questions:
( Your book is to promote more common knowledge about the civil war....Virginia

has recently had some racial tension over the Governor's proclamation of April as Confederate History Month...is this common across the country?)

(We've all read about the Civil War in school..what is it about your book that

makes all the facts and dates easier to digest?)
ANCHOR=KIMBERLY


Okay, thanks Mr. Davis for joining us today.
Sounds like a good book to take along to the pool this summer, Melanie.))

Tornado


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tornado


Some folks in different parts of the country are spending Memorial Day cleaning up.
A small tornado swept through Arlington last night.
No injuries were reported, but high winds and rain brought down trees and power lines.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Argonia, KS/Amateur Video;;


Meantime, tornadoes in the midwest left at least one person dead and spread a trail of damage from Kansas to Texas.
An amateur photographer captured on tape a twister touching down in Argonia, Kansas.
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PHILIPPINES-WX


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=WIPE/WIPE/WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Manila, Philippines;

10;05:41
In the Philippines, floodwaters cover much of the capital of Manila today.
Nearby provinces are also deep in water bringing chaos and power blackouts to the region and halting most business activity.
The heavy rain began overnight, remnants of a tropical depression in the South China Sea.
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WEATHER
SUPER=300-63/78/NE 10/29.87R/91/1953/40/1988;
SUPER=301-59/93/NE 8/29.86R/93/1933/38/1988;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Mostly Cloudy/Scattered Showers/50-54/Cloudy & Breezy/Wind NE

10-15/65-69;
SUPER=331-Rain Off/and On/50-55/Mostly Cloudy/& Cool/65-69;
SUPER=332-Clouds &/Drizzle/50-55/Partly Cloudy/& Cool/65-69;
SUPER=333-Mostly Cloudy/Scattered Showers/48-52/Lingering Clouds/Wind NE

10-15/62-66;
SUPER=334-Chance of/Drizzle/48-52/Partly/Cloudy/65-69;
SUPER=X5001;


Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=common Sense


In this week's edition of Common Sense-
Len Besthoff has some benefits of giving your child an allowance.
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SOT
IN Q=What are
SUPER=@Len1; :00
SUPER=01-Gary Collins/J.C. Bradford & Co.; :09
RUNS=:57
OUT Q=the newsdesk.

((
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SOT 02:51:49
IN Q=What are

((What are some of the pros and cons of giving your child an allowance? Gary Collins with J-C Bradford and Company here in Martinsville explains.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=explains.
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SOT 02:17:20
IN Q=Well I

((GARY COLLINS/STOCKBROKER-J.C. BRADFORD & CO.: WELL I THINK ON THAT ONE I'M AN AUTHORITY BECAUSE I HAVE THREE BOYS MYSELF. I THINK CHILDREN DO NEED AN ALLOWANCE. NOT SO MUCH A REWARD OF THEM GETTING MONEY EVERY WEEK JUST FOR, TO BE GIVING IT TO THEM, BUT I THINK IF THEY EARN IT, WITH LITTLE CHORES AND THAT TYPE OF THING. LOT OF PEOPLE COME BACK AND SAY, YEAH BUT YOU'RE REWARDING THEM FOR SOMETHING THEY ALREADY SHOULD BE DOING. BUT AT THE SAME TIME I USE IT AS A LEARNING TECHNIQUE FOR MY CHILDREN AS LEARNING THE VALUE OF MONEY. I TRY TO INSTILL TO SAVE, AND THEN HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF MONEY FOR WHEN THEY GO TO THAT TOY STORE OR WHEN THEY SEE A C-D THEY WANT, THEY'LL HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF CASH TO BUY THAT INSTEAD OF GOING TO MOM AND DAD SAYING, DADDY CAN I PLEASE HAVE THE MONEY TO BUY THIS? THIS WAY THEY ALREADY HAVE A SAVINGS PATTERN INSTILLED IN THEM, AND THEN ALSO UNDERSTAND THE VALUE OF IT.))
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OUT Q=value of it.
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SOT 03:02:38
IN Q=I'm Len

(( I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk. ))
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OUT Q=newsdesk.))


Race


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of 01:19:56)
GRAPHIC=charlotte logo


Jeff Gordon took the checkered flag in yesterday's Coca-Cola 600.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/TBS; :


The drivers of NASCAR'S longest race suffered a two hour rain delay.
Perhaps Bobby Labonte suffered the most -- he was the leader when the delay was called, but struggled after the race resumed and finished sixth.
Rusty Wallace finished second. Mark Martin came in third. And Bill Elliot and Jeff Burton rounded out the top five.
The event was scheduled for four hundred laps, but was called at three hundred and thirty three.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=indy 500


Rain postponed the Indy 500 yesterday, but it is NOW underway.

NBA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of S6-24)
GRAPHIC=NBA Playoffs


The Houston Rockets evened the Western Conference finals at two games a piece.
Eddie Johnson hit a three pointer at the Buzzer to break the tied game.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Houston, TX/NBC Sports;


Houston's Mario Elie (ELLIE) takes it in for the jam in the first quarter but the Rockets trailed by three.
Utah would keep that lead behind John Stockton who scores here for two of his 22 points in the game.
But Johnson throws up the three at SUPER=32-Houston/95/Utah/92/;

the Buzzer and the Rockets beat the Jazz 95 to 92.
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NHL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of S7-4)
GRAPHIC=NHL Logo


For the first time in ten years the Philadelphia Flyers are headed to the Stanley Cup Final.
The Flyers beat the Rangers in the Eastern Conference final.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/FOX Sports;


With the score tied at one Esa Tikkanen (ESS-A TIC-A-NEN) scores this goal on the slap shot and the Rangers took a 2 to 1 lead in the first.
But the Flyers come back to win it SUPER=31-Philadelphia/4/N.Y.

Rangers/2/;4 to 2.
Philadelphia will face either Detroit or Colorado for the Stanley Cup.
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Cycles


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of S7-9)
GRAPHIC=Sports Logo


The first of a two day pro-am bicycle race kicked off yesterday afternoon with the ROC Hillclimb.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :


Over 400 cyclist competed in the event that kicked off yesterday.
The riders scaled Mill Mountain in the individual time trial up the scenic back roads to the top.
And the finish is at the top of the mountain where the individual times are recorded.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


This morning the riders took to the streets of Roanoke in the Saturn Festival Cup.
Races continue throughout the day and the men's pro event gets underway at 12:30.

Longest-coaster


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


With the summer season fast approaching many folks will be heading to the nation's amusement parks.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Louisville, KY;

10:28:58
Rollercoaster fanatic's will want to check out the Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville.
It's now home to the World's longest coaster.
The CHANG is more than four-thousand feet.
A group of 120 roller coaster enthusiasts came from as far away as New York to ride the stand up coaster. (----------------)