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Coming up on News 7-
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Dave Matthews takes to the stage tonight for a sound check. We'll have a live report from Victory Stadium-
A chase ends in an orange grove for a van on the run.
Plus it's off into space for mice, snails and crickets.
And a new name for one local college.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.

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Good Evening.
It's time to gear up for the Dave Matthews Concert.
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Matthews himself was on stage tonight doing a sound check to prepare for tomorrow's show.
Already fans from as far away as New York state have arrived in town.
We'll have a live report from Victory Stadium at eleven..
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A pair of bombings today in Louisa County- injured three people, one woman critically.
Police have not made an arrest.
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;]


Two vans were on the run in San Diego earlier today- One ended up crashing into a supermarket.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

[Dave-Mathews]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The stage is set and people are ready for the start of tomorrow's Dave Matthews Band concert.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Stacey/Microwave]


Stacey Martin is standing by at Victory Stadium and has an update.
Stacey what can you tell us?
[Live=Stacey Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@stacey1;]


Jean, the fans are psyched and ready for tomorrow...
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[(Rollcue:first time in Roanoke.)]
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[SUPER=01-Stacy Levy/Dave Matthews Band Fan; :13]
[SUPER=01-Shiloe Hunt/Dave Matthews Band Fan; :17 QUICK!]
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[SUPER=01-Joe Cafazzo/Dave Matthews Band Fan; :28]
[SUPER=01-Brian Niedzwick/Dave Matthews Band Fan; :36 QUICK!]
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You could say the Dave Matthews Band concert is putting Roanoke on the map for college-age fans.
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((STACY LEVY & SHILOE HUNT/DAVE MATTHEWS BAND CONCERT GO-ERS: I COULDN'T EVEN SAY ROANOKE. I WAS SAYING ROANO-KEE. I HAD NO CLUE. I KNEW WHERE IT IS. I USED TO LIVE IN NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA SO I KNOW THIS AREA PRETTY WELL.))
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Many out-of-town fans got their first taste of the area on market square in Roanoke at First Fridays.
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((NAT SOUND))
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((BRIAN NIEDZWICK & JOE CAFAZZO/ DAVE MATTHEWS BAND FANS: YEAH, MEET NEW PEOPLE AND SEE SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AND WHAT ROANOKE HAS TO OFFER AND SEE HOW VIRGINIA WORKS VERSUS THE NORTHEAST. WE'RE FROM CONNECTICUT. AND, EVERYONE IS MISERABLE AT HOME AND EVERYBODY'S REAL FRIENDLY DOWN HERE. WE GOT A GREAT POSITIVE RESPONSE FROM EVERYBODY--CAN'T BEAT THAT SOUTHERN ACCENT.))
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And, while fans were enjoying the warm atmosphere, here, Dave Matthews and his band were enjoying a welcome of their own at Victory Stadium.
The band took to the stage for a sound check and tune-up--in preparation for the kick-off of their international tour tomorrow.))
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[Louisa-Bombs]


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Three unsolved bombings in four months have residents in Louisa County living in fear.
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Two separate explosions about a half an hour apart injured three people this morning in the towns of Louisa and Mineral.
A father and son were burned after a bomb in a tackle box went off in their yard.
And a Louisa woman was critically injured when a second device blew up in the parking lot of a Pizza Hut restaurant.

Authorities are urging residents not to panic.
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((CAPT. KENNY HARPER/LOUISA CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: I'M SURE THEY'RE TREMENDOUSLY CONCERNED AND TREMENDOUSLY SCARED, HOWEVER AN EXTENSIVE EFFORT HAS BEEN PUT FORTH AND NO STONE IS GOING UNTURNED IN THE INVESTIGATION.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Kenny Harper/Louisa Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00]
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[OUT Q=in the investigation.]
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Police won't say if today's blasts are connected with another bombing in December that killed a pregnant woman outside her Louisa apartment.
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[Gilmore-Education]


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Local private museums are on the state chopping block.
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Governor Jim Gilmore is suggesting taking away ALL state money in the second year of the new two-year budget for museums and cultural centers NOT owned by the state.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I THINK THAT WE HAVE TO BE REALISTIC. WE HAVE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS NOW GIVEN MONEY AWAY TO NON-STATE AGENCIES. AGENCIES THAT ARE NOT PART OF THE COMMONWEALTH. TAXPAYER MONEY. AND MUCH OF IT IS GOOD FOR COMMUNITIES, AND SOMETHING THAT I THINK CERTAINLY IS A SPENDING PRIORITY THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY COULD MAKE. BUT NOT WHEN YOU GO UP 13- HUNDRED PERCENT SINCE 1993.))
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[OUT Q=since 1993.]
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Gilmore's recommending that a policy be developed to handle budget requests from the so-called "non-state agencies."


He'd use the money saved in the cut to come up with all 110-million dollars state lawmakers want for school construction.
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[TALENT=Jean]
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The Governor's also asking lawmakers to approve 14-hundred new elementary school teachers next week-- on top of the 600 already in the new budget.
He'd pay for that by cutting back college and university faculty pay increases.
Some Democrats say the changes open up a hornet's nest of new problems to consider in next week's special session--


which had been previously limited to the car tax and school construction.[TN-Tornado]


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Vice President Al Gore returned to his home state to look at tornado damage around Nashville.
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Gore says he's inspired by the way the communities pulled together.
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((AL GORE:SOMEBODY WAS TELLING ME IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA THEY SAW STRANGERS, SHAKING HANDS, HUGGING EACH OTHER JUST AS AN EXPRESSION OF RELIEF AND SOLIDARITY WITH ONE ANOTHER AS HUMAN BEINGS BECAUSE SOMETHING THIS POWERFUL, SOMETHING THIS STRONG COMES THROUGH IT REALLY PUTS THE REST OF IT IN PERSPECTIVE.))
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These pictures were taken from a TV tower showing electrical transformers blowing as the storm moves through downtown.
As many as 10 twisters touched down in Tennessee- Six people were killed.
Gore says federal emergency managament teams are being sent to assess the damage.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Patrick in the Chromakey

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[CK/VIEWERNET=]CURRENTS
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[CK/WX-PRO=] ALMANAC

REGIONAL SAT REGIONAL RADAR TOMORROW EXTENDED
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[Tease1]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still to come,
The Virginia Supreme Court is saying no to appeals from two local cases.
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And Senator John Warner responds to criticism that the Smart Road is just another pork barrel project.
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[Van-Chase]


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A van being chased by border-patrol agents in San Diego
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crashed into a supermarket, injuring dozens of passengers.
25 immigrants were injured- although none seriously.
Authorities were chasing two vans in all leaving the California-Mexico border after shots were fired at the agents.


The second van continued, driving north in the southbound lanes and heading into an orange grove.
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((MARIO VILLARREAL/US BORDER-PATROL THE REASON WE PURSUED WAS THIS VAN WAS BECAUSE OF PUBLIC SAFETY THE SHOTS FIRED IT WAS UNDETERMINED WHERE THE SHOTS WERE FIRED SO WE NEEDED TO GET THIS VAN STOPPED. ))
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[OUT Q=this van stopped.]
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The van was eventually stopped- Agents took 19 immigrants into custody but several others ran off.
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[Postal-Shooting]


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A shooting at a Dallas post office leaves one worker dead-
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[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX;]


Tonight another postal employee is in custody charged with gunning down his fellow worker.
Postal officials say a 27-year old temporary mail carrier fired at a female clerk who had worked at the post office for 13 years.
Authorities say today's shooting was sparked by an argument in the break room.
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[Taylor]


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[TAPE#98-36 TC 5:50]
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The store manager at REVCO in Blacksburg was there the day a suspect pulled a B-B gun on police and they fired 18 rounds.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/August 9, 1995]


Now- three years after Maurice Taylor was killed -Paul Scarafino says the "facts were covered-up."
In a sworn affidavit, Scarafino says police moved the body and asked him to clean up the blood.
In the process, he says he noticed bullet holes in the floor.
Within a day or two, he says, town police removed the bullet-damaged floor tiles and replaced them.
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((HE WAS THE STORE MANAGER. HE WAS NEVER INTERVIEWED BY ANYONE DURING THIS INVESTIGATION.))
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Blacksburg police chief Bill Brown declined comment.[Soering]


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No new trial for Jens Soering.
So says the Supreme Court of Virgnia.
Soering is serving two life terms for murdering his girlfriend's parents... but Soering said he deserved a new trial.
He says ELIZABETH Haysom did it, helped by a couple of drifters who killed a man in Roanoke around the time Derek and Nancy Haysom were killed.
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The only problem is: Soering confessed to killing them himself -more than once.
Details of the confessions were so convincing, the justices today cited their "great detail," noting that the statement Soering gave police matched the facts.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE][Lilly]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/February 11, 1997;]


The State Suprme Court also said no to an appeal from Ben Lilly.
He was sentenced to die for murdering and abducting Virginia Tech student, Alexander DeFilipis.
The 22-year old was abducted in 1995 by Lilly and two other men.
The court found no reversible errors-- still Lilly's attorneys were encouraged the court thoroughly addressed their concerns.
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((MAX JENKINS/LILLY'S ATTORNEY:I DID NOT THINK THAT OUR SUPREME COURT WOULD PAY MUCH ATTENTION TO OUR ARGUMENTS, I'VE HAD CASES THAT HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF PUBLICITY, SOME OF THEM ARE VERY GRUESOME CASES, AND THESE ARE THE TYPES OF CASES THAT I DO CONSTRUCTIVELY CRITICIZE OUR SUPREME COURT FOR, BECAUSE THEY TEND TO NOT REALLY PAY STRICT ATTENTION TO US AND THIS IS A CASE THAT I THINK SHOWS THAT. ))
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Lilly's attorneys plan to appeal-- they say the entire process, however, could take as long as seven years.
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[Bowers]


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Roanoke's mayor is running for Congress -- but his toughest challenge may be letting people know who he is.
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[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;]


Democrat David Bowers says he wants to meet people and hear their concerns.
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((DAVID BOWERS/(D) CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: THERE WAS A BIG CONTROVERSY ABOUT COYOTES. WELL YOU CAN IMAGINE THAT AS MAYOR OF ROANOKE I'VE NEVER HAD TO DEAL WITH THAT ISSUE. I THOUGHT ABOUT IT FOR A MINUTE AND DECIDED I'M GOING TO COME OUT AGAINST COYOTES. THAT SEEMS TO BE A POPULAR POSITION.))
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Bowers announced his candidacy at midnight in Monterey.
He is running in a largely G-O-P district, against the Republican who's held the seat for six years.
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[SOT 13:32:11]
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/(R) 6TH DISTRICT: THE MESSAGE I'LL BE CARRYING .... AND I'M GOING TO CONTINUE TO DO SO.))
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In small cities like Buena Vista few people have heard of Bowers but some still welcome a new candidate.
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((I THINK IT'S GOOD. I THINK EVERYBODY NEEDS A CHALLENGE.))
[SUPER=01-Sherry Byers/Buena Vista Resident;]
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Bowers says he will be less involved in his law firm to spend more time campaigning but that it will NOT interfere with his mayoral duties.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A new program at Hollins could send graduates off to the silver screen.
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[VO-NAT]


And it's not quite "Pigs in Space" as the muppets used to portray, but today NASA launched thousands of other creatures into the great unknown.
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[Shuttle]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The space shuttle Columbia blasted off today carrying enough animals to fill a small zoo.
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((THREE, TWO ONE, LIFTOFF OF THE SPACEH SHUTTLE COLUMBIA ON A MISSION EXPANDING OUR KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF HUMAN NERVOUS SYSTEM.))
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[VO-NAT]


Some have dubbed this shuttle Noah's Ark- It's stocked full of mice rats, snails and crickets.
The seven astronauts aboard will look at the nervous system of thousands of creatures to show how animals adapt to gravity changes.
It could help send humans to Mars.
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[Local-Colors]


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The coordinator of Roanoke's Local Colors festival has resigned.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Pearl Fu says the job deserves a salary-- but the city will not give her one.
This weekend's festival showcases the clothing, traditions and food of other cultures.
She says organizing the event involves a lot of stress--
One country's representative just pulled out of storytelling.
But city leaders say they never pay festival coordinators.
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[Hollins]


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A new name and a new graduate program are on their way to Hollins College.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The school will become Hollins University on July First.
School officials say they hope to set the standard for a small liberal arts univeristy.
The school will also start a masters program in screenwriting and film studies.
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[13:37:35 UB]
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((JANET RASMUSSEN/HOLLINS PRESIDENT; ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WILL MAKE IT UNIQUE IS THE FACT THAT INITIALLY AT LEAST WE ARE OFFERING IT AS A SUMMER PROGRAM SO THAT INDVIDUALS CAN BE EMPLOYED IN VARIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES THEN COME TO HOLLINS IN SUCCESSIVE SUMMERS TO COMPLETE THE MASTERS.))
[SUPER=01-Janet Rasmussen/Hollins President]
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[OUT Q=complete the masters.]
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It will be Hollins' sixth masters program and should start in the summer of 19-99.
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[Averett]


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They are pilots who want young people to be able to share in their love for flying.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Harold and Mary Graul of Baltimore donated a twin-engine airplane to the Aviation Department at Averett College.
Their daughter and son-in-law both graduated from the school in the 80's.
The plane is an F-Model Piper Aztec aircraft worth about 100-thousand dollars.
It will be used to train student pilots on multi-engine aircraft instead of just single engine planes.
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Lots of spports; but first some Hillcats Highlights for ya.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Indians vs. Hillcats; :00]


Lynchburg taking on Kinston on a windy night at City stadium.
In the bottom of the first; Lynchburg lead off man Tike Redman smashes a solo homerun over the centerfield wallfor a 1-nothing Hillcats lead.
On the Hill; Lynchburg's Biran O'Connor keeps tthe heat on as he makes Kinston's John Dorman miss and the cats blank the Indians 3 to nothing.

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Second round qualifying gets underway today at Martinsville Speedway for Sunday's Goody's 500.
If you missed yeesterday's first round grid, here it is.
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ECHL Suspension yesterday meant the Express played game four of the kelly Cup second round playoffs without goalie Danile Berthiaume and J.F. Tremblay. They, along with Hampton Roads coach John Brophy and player Jeff Corbet are sitting out a three game suspension for fighting.
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[SUPER=03-Norfolk/Express vs. Admirals; :00]


To thte Scope we go; Brophy's replacement is asisstant coach Al McGiuzak.
The Admirals opend up the scoring in the first period on this hard slap shot from Will Acherman that put hamptton in front until...
Express asistant captain Dave Stewart answered with some thunder of his own; his power play goal in the [SUPER=34-H

ampton Roads/2/Roanoke/1;] second period tied the game att 1 all.
The Admirals Rob Bruno would score the eventual game winner in the second period; he beats Dave Gagnon for the score. Gags would tally 41 saves on the night as Frank Anzalone and the Express lose 2-1. Game five will be Monday night in Roanoke.

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The AAU state 16 and under boys basketball tournament is back in Roanoke for the first time since 1986.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :00]


The four day tourney began Thurday night. Last night; William Fleming played host to the Richmond Metro Blue devils and the Richmond Squiers.
36 teams are competing in the single elimination pool ply tournament. Action rsumes this morning at 9 at Fleming, PH, Ruffner middle and Roanoke Catholic.

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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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The 18th annual Chance Crawford Benifit Softball Tournament began around 6:30 tonight with the biggest turn out in the event's history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Tonight; :00]


228 teams from five different states are competing over the weekend.
Male and female athletes make up eight divisions that will play at the Moyer sports complex among many sites.
The double elimination tournament could have been bigger if nnot for other venues.
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[IN Q="We're]
[SUPER=01-Ben Lockhart/Tournament Director; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chance Crawford/Tournament Namesake; :12]
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[OUT Q=...lot of fun"]
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Only one Major League matinee hit the diamond today and Los Angeles Dodger Mike Piazza made sure he had all the spotlight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Dodgers vs. Cubs; :00]

The catcher produced 4 of the Dodgers 11 runs in a 8 run blowout at the expense of the Chicago Cubs. Piazza, who was booed in in his LA homer opener because of contract disputes, connected on his 4th homer on the season; he now has 15 RBI's. Dogers win 11-3; Now your numbers.
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Still to come, we'll talk about our half hour racing show set for tomorrow ,
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and the Southern Conference track and field meet began at VMI today.

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VMI is the headquarters for the Southern Conference Men's and Women's Track and Feild Championships this weekend.


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The hosts looked to defend their title despite some damp weather conditions.
After one day of competing; the VMI men lead the meet. On the womens side of the track;
Kelly Sullivan became the first woman ever for VMI to place in the southern conference championships with her third place hammer throw. competition wraps up tommorrow.
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VMI's Darius Jackson won the long jump competition.[S-promo]


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Finally, don't forget to join Mike Stevens and photographer Lynn Eller tonight
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at 6:30 for a special half hour preview of the Goody's 500. Be sure to tune for NASCAR 98 tonight after the news.

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And if you think traffic in Roanoke is going to be tough this weekend, wait until you see tonight's video of the day.
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The streets of Kansas City, Missouri were filled with livestock.. more than 100 head of cattle.
This was the third annual cattle drive through downtown.
This year's event went off without a hitch, but last year's drive ended with a stampede and loose steers all over parking ramps.
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