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Next on News 7-
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Two children are killed in a fire. The Henry County fire marshal tells how it started.
The land comes tumbling down in California knocking power out.
Plus Susan McDougal won't speak to the Grand jury but she talked with reporters.
And some interesting shots from the opening round in Greensboro-
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


News 7 is next.[Newsbreak]


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Good Evening.
An Illinois man is charged with injecting
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[VO-NAT]

his baby boy with the AIDS virus so he would not have to pay child support.
Neighbors are stunned.
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[SOT 10:03:56 no super given]
[IN Q=]

((IT'S SHOCKING THAT SOMEONE WOULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT ESPECIALLY SOMEONE WHO LIVES NEXT DOOR TO US.))
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[OUT Q=next door to us. ]
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[SUPER=03-Santa Cruz, CA;]


A massive landslide in Santa Cruz, California leaves 68 thousand people without power.
[SUPER=03-Northglenn, CO;]


And a squeal of joy from a pet owner- as her dog is rescued from a well.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


Join us for News 7 at Eleven. [Henry-Fire]


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A fire that killed two children in Henry County overnight was apparently an accident.
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[SUPER=03-Bassett;]


The Bowman family awoke choking early this morning when their trailer erupted in flames.
The parents and two of their children escaped.
But no one could save four-month old Kristen and four-YEAR old Jacob.
Henry County's fire marshal says the blaze started in the kitchen where two stove burners were left on.
The Bowmans' were able to salvage a few pictures of their children but not much else.
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[SOT 23:27:35-47]
[IN Q=The main thing I'm]

((GARY BOWMAN/FATHER: THE MAIN THING I'M CONCENTRATING ON NOW IS TO MAKE SURE MY WIFE AND MY KIDS ARE ALRIGHT. THE LORD BE WITH US ON THE OTHER TWO. I KNOW HE'LL TAKE CARE OF THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Bowman/Father;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=take care of them.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Bowmans are staying with family tonight.
If you want to make a donation to the family, you can send it care of the Martinsville-Henry County chapter of the Red Cross.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The two children will be buried Saturday.

[Burned-Boy]


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[TAPE#=98-28 TC 38:40]
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A 14-year old boy was burned today after sniffing gasoline at a friend's house.
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Police say while inhaling fumes, the teen accidentially spilled gas on his shirt.
When a friend lit a cigarette nearby the shirt caught fire.
The boy ran across the street to Jackson River Middle School for medical attention.
He was taken to the hospital for treatment and released a few hours later.

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Two Botetourt County sheriff's deputies have been cleared of any wrongdoing in a shootout with a drunk driver.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./March;]


28-year old Brent Jenkins failed field sobriety tests when he was pulled over on March first.
Deputy Jay Spiva was about to administer a breathalyzer test when Jenkins shot the officer twice in the chest, then killed himself.
Seconds later, backup Deputy Greg Hepler shot Jenkins from behind the truck.
The commonwealth's attorney says he was right to shoot.
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[SOT 14:20:34]
[IN Q=Those risks were]

((JOEL BRANSCOM/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY: THOSE RISKS WERE TAKEN ON BY MR. JENKINS WHEN HE STARTED SHOOTING. HE'S THE ONE WHO DEALT THIS PARTICULAR HAND. THE OFFICERS CAN'T NOT TAKE ACTION.))
[SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Commonwealth's Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=not take action]
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Jenkins' friend was passed out drunk in the passenger's seat during the shootout.
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[SOT 10:05:00]
[IN Q=The officer outside]

((C.L. JENKINS/DRIVER'S FATHER: THE OFFICER OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE HAD NO WAY OF KNOWING WHO INSIDE THAT CAB WAS FIRING THE SHOTS AT THE OFFICER THAT GOT HIT. HE DIDN'T KNOW IF IT WAS THE PASSENGER OR BRENT. BUT HE FIRED INTO THE VEHICLE AND HIT BRENT. HE COULD HAVE HIT AN INNOCENT PASSENGER.))
[SUPER=01-C. L. Jenkins/Driver's Father;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=INNOCENT PASSENGER]
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Jenkins' father also says his son should have been put in a patrol car immediately, instead of being left to panic in his own truck until a breathalyzer device arrived.
But the commonwealth's attorney says the case is closed.
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[McDougal]


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Susan McDougal went before the Whitewater Grand jury-
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[SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR;]

to say what she's been saying for almost two years- NOTHING.
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[SOT 18:14:56]
[IN Q=]

((SUSAN MCDOUGAL: YOU KNOW I TOLD THEM THE SAME THING I'VE BEEN SAYING, I THINK THEY SEE ME AS SOMEONE ON TELEVISION. THEY DON'T REALIZE I'M SOMEBODY WHO'S BEEN IN JAIL AND HAS REALLY PAID A PRICE FOR THE THINGS I'VE DONE. i HOPE THYE LISTEN TO ME. I DON'T KNOW IF THEY DID OR NOT.))
[SUPER=07-Susan McDougal;]
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[OUT Q=I did or not.]
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Her family however had much to say- about special prosecutor Ken Starr.
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[SOT 14:06:10]
[IN Q=]

((SUSAN HAS NUMEROUS TIMES STATED SHE WILL UNDER OATH WITHOUT IMMUNITY STAND UP IN A COURT OF LAW AND TESTIFY EVERYTHING SHE KNOWS.)) [BUTT TO] ((SHE DOES NOT BELIEVE IN THIS INVESTIGATION. KEN STARR IS A SHAM.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Henley/Susan McDougal's Brother;]
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[OUT Q=IS A SHAM."]
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Starr's questions include whether then-Governor Clinton broke the law and knew about a fraudulent 300-thousand dollar loan McDougal received 10-years ago in the Arkansas land deal.
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[SOT 18:05:18]
[IN Q=]

((THE GRAND JURY IS ENTITLED TO ALL AVAILABLE EVIDENCE SO THAT THEY CAN CONSIDER IT AND SO THIS IS THE PROPER PLACE TO BE IN LITTLE ROCK. ))
[SUPER=01-Charles Bakaly/Whitewater Prosecutor;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=in Little Rock.]
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McDougal has already spent months behind bars- She could end up doing more time.
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[Ray]


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James Earl Ray's brother says he'll fight the rest of his life to prove his brother's innocence.
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[SUPER=@file;]


Ray died of liver disease- still proclaiming he did kill Martin Luther King Junior.
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[SOT 18:02:33]
[IN Q=]

((GERRY RAY/JAMES EARL RAY'S BROTHER: THE GOVERNMENT OR THE POLITICIANS CAN'T TORTURE HIM NO MORE. HE'S A PEACE NOW.))


[SUPER=01-Gerry Ray/James Earl Ray's Brother;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=he's at peace now.]
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James Earl Ray insisted he was framed for the assassination.
Others agreed he was part of a conspiracy.
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[SOT 18:01:44]
[IN Q=]

((BUT I'M CONVINCED JAMES EARL RAY DID IN FACT IN KILL DR. KING BUT DID NOT ACT ALONE. HE NEITHER HAD THE MONEY, THE MOBILITY NOR THE MOTIVE TO HAVE IT DONE DONE IT ALONE.))
[SUPER=07-Rev. Jesse Jackson;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=DONE IT ALONE.]
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Ray pleaded guilty 30 years ago then recanted.
Even the family of Dr. King believes Ray was an innocent man and wants the federal investigation into King's death re-opened.
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[Japanese-Diplomat]


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On this Holocaust Remembrance Day a son took time to remember his father's efforts to save thousands of Jewish people during World War Two.
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[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Hiroki Sugihara spoke at Roanoke College today.
He told of how his father Chiune (Chew-nah) helped save the lives of about six thousand Jewish people in Lithuania during the holocaust.
The elder Sugihara worked there in 19-40 as the Japanese consulate.
Chiune (Chew-nah) gave visas to Lithuanian Jews to help them escape Nazi persecution.
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[SOT 18.45.30 - 18.45.52]
[IN Q=I asked him]

((HIROKI SUGIHARA: I ASKED HIM BECAUSE I SAW MANY PEOPLE STANDING IN FRONT OF OUR CONSULATE AND HE EXPLAINED TO HIM SO THE FIVE YEAR OLD CHILD COULD UNDERSTAND AND HE SAID THAT HE HAD TO HELP THESE PEOPLE. I SAID WHY AND HE SAID MAYBE THEY GET KILLED.))
[SUPER=07-Hiroki Sugihara]
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[OUT Q=they get killed.]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Hiroki has visited 26 states--telling of his father's heroism.
He said he hopes his talks will educate others about the heroes and horrors of World War Two.
Hiroki also hopes his talks will help change the image of some Japanese during the war. [Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

[Tease1]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still to come,
Plans are in the works to improve and enlarge a Covington Jail, but that prospect has some people up in arms.
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And
New rules in Virginia's government may give the public a limited view of the House of Delegates.
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[AIDS-Injection]


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An Illinois man is charged with injecting his baby boy with the AIDS virus- so he would not have to pay child support.
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[VO-NAT]


Police say 31-year old Brian Stewart had access to tainted blood when he
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO; quick super!]

worked at this St. Louis Hospital.
They say when his son was in the hospital in 19-92 he snuck into the boy's room and injected the virus into his blood stream.
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[SOT 10:04:20]
[IN Q=]

((NORMAL CONVENTIONAL WAYS THAT THIS DISEASE IS TRANSMITTED WERE RULED OUT BY THE MEDICAL STAFF.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Kevin Willson/St. Charles Sheriff's Department;]
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[OUT Q=THE MEDICAL STAFF.]
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The boy who's now seven has full blown AIDS.
Stewart is charged with first degree assault and faces possible life in prison. He pleaded not guilty in court today.
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[Alleghany-Jail]


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Construction for a jail that will house inmates from Alleghany and Bath Counties as well as Clifton Forge and Covington is scheduled to begin in two months.
But, as Stacey Martin reports, residents hope last minute efforts will bring those plans to a halt.
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[IN Q=From leaking toilets]
[SUPER=03-Covington; :00]
[SUPER=07-Bob Loving; :20]
[SUPER=01-Anne Wright/"Friends of Covington"; :35]
[SUPER=@Stacey1; :46]
[SUPER=07-Susan Brown; :55]
[SUPER=01-James Crawford/Covington's Mayor; 1:12]
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[OUT Q=SM, News 7.]

((From leaking toilets creating brown, damp ceilings and floors, to old jail cells--hardly anyone is arguing that this one-hundred eleven year old jailhouse needs to be replaced.
But, the controversy centers around a decision to build the new facility at the same site-- in historic downtown Covington.
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[IN Q=We all thought]

((BOB LOVING: I JUST THINK THE BUILDING IS TOO BIG TO PUT DOWNTOWN ON MAIN STREET WHEN WE'VE GOT PROPERTY ON THE COUNTY THAT CAN BE USED FOR THAT.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=used for that.]


The new facility will be three to four times bigger and construction is scheduled to begin June first.
But, some residents are pushing for an injunction to stop it.
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[SOT 13.09.50 - 13.10.01]
[IN Q=We have just]

((ANNE WRIGHT/FRIENDS OF COVINGTON: WE HAVE JUST REACHED OUR LAST POINT. WE'VE TALKED TO THE NATIONAL TRUST OF HISTORIC PRESERVATION PEOPLE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND THEY'VE GIVEN US ADVICE AND TRIED TO HELP US AND THIS IS OUR LAST MINUTE DITCH.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=last minute ditch.]
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[IN Q=Without an injunction]

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: WITHOUT AN INJUNCTION THE NEW JAIL WILL EXTEND OUT ALONG COURT ROAD TO WHERE I'M STANDING--EFFECTIVELY CLOSING DOWN COURT STREETS AND HURTING BUSINESSES ALONG SIDE IT.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=along side it.]
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[SOT 12.10.53 - 12.11.02]
[IN Q=Businesses downtown will]

((SUSAN BROWN: BUSINESSES DOWNTOWN WILL BE AFFECTED DRASTICALLY AND CLOSING THAT ALLEY WAY WILL CREATE MAJOR PROBLEMS FOR THE DIFFERENT STORES NEEDING SHIPMENTS COMING IN.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=artery of Covington.]


But, city officials say haggling over the new jail site has gone on for 10 years.
And, it's time to take action.
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[SOT 11.15.32 - 11.15.40]
[IN Q=We're in much]

((MAYOR JAMES CRAWFORD: THE JAIL IS OVER 100 YEARS OLD. AND, WE'VE FOUGHT ACCREDITATION SEVERAL TIMES TO KEEP IT IN COMPLIANCE AND WE'RE AT THE POINT WHERE WE JUST HAVE TO MAKE A MOVE ON THIS.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=move on this.]


The new facility will house about 53 inmates and will cost about seven point two million dollars.

Stacey Martin, News 7.))[Camera-Guidelines]


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[TAPE#98-27 TC48:26]
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Cameras are already banned in Virginia prisons.
Now, new rules in the House of Delegates may limit what you see of what's really going on in Virginia government.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Virginia's House of Delegates is now operating under new rules for television coverage.
The House system feeds other rooms in the Capitol and provides much of the footage for commercial TV stations.
Camera operators are now allowed to show ONLY the lawmaker who's been recognized to speak.
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[SOT 13:58:00]
[IN Q=By redefining]

((BRUCE JAMERSON/HOUSE CLERK: BY REDEFINING THE GUIDELINES TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE COVERING WHAT WE NEED FROM A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE... WHAT WE THINK IS IMPORTANT FROM THE HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF THE BODY.))
[SOT 15:34:51]

((SCOTT LEAKE/JOINT REPUBLICAN CAUCUS: YOU KNOW THE TRUTH IS LARGER THAN WHAT CAN BE CAPTURED IN A SINGLE FRAME VERY OFTEN. AND THESE NEW RULES WON'T CAPTURE THE WHOLE TRUTH.))
[SOT 15:31:04]

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: WE'RE GONNA HIDE THAT BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE MAY NOT BE HAPPY WITH SOME OF THE THINGS THAT ARE SEEN. WELL, THE PUBLIC HAS A RIGHT TO SEE THE GOOD AND THE BAD.))
[SUPER=01-Bruce Jamerson/House Clerk; :00]
[SUPER=01-Scott Leake/Joint Republican Caucus; :15]
[SUPER=@Griffith; :24]
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[OUT Q=the bad.]
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[VO-NAT]


Under the new rules, a protest on the session's opening day this year would NOT have been shown on camera.

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Next month, Roanoke City Council will fill two seats on the school board. Tonight, Joe Dashiell reports the decision may also be a referendum on the leadership of superintendent Wayne Harris.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I guess the general question]
[SUPER=01-Bud Oakey/School Board Applicant; :05]
[SUPER=01-David Davis/School Board Applicant; :17]
[SUPER=01-Harry Davis/School Board Applicant; :26]
[SUPER=01-Melinda Payne/School Board Applicant; :49]
[SUPER=01-Ruth Willson/School Board Applicant; 1:01]
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(( [IN Q=I guess the general question]

((I GUESS THE GENERAL QUESTION, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR ASSESSMENT OF WAYNE HARRIS? BUD OAKEY/SCHOOL BOARD APPLICANT: I HAVE HAD THE FORTUNATE PLEASURE OF WORKING CLOSELY WITH DR. HARRIS AND I HAVE SINCE THE DAY HE CAME HERE.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=the day he came here.]


Bud Oakey gives the School Superintendent high marks, but other applicants offered stronger criticism of the current leadership.
[IN Q=School board members need to remember]

((DAVID DAVIS/SCHOOL BOARD APPLICANT: SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS NEED TO REMEMBER THAT THEY ARE THERE NOT JUST AS YES MEN AND WOMEN.)) ((HARRY DAVIS/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: AND THAT'S THE BIGGEST DIFFICULTY THAT I'VE HAD. THAT JUST BECAUSE SOMEBODY ELSE SAID THIS IS RIGHT. AND WE JUST TAKE IT TO BE THE GOSPEL.)) [RUNS:19]
[OUT Q=take it to be the gospel.]


The interviews touched on many issues including student discipline, accountability and achievement.
While there were no direct references to recent controversies, council members did ask for appraisals of the school system and its leadership.
[IN Q=He's bringing in new programs]

((MELINDA PAYNE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: HE'S BRINGING IN NEW PROGRAMS AND HE'S TRYING TO DIVERSIFY WITH A LITTLE PUSH FROM BOARD MEMBERS TO MAKE SURE THERE IS GOOD DIVERSITY WITHIN OUR SCHOOLS.)) ((RUTH WILLSON/SCHOOL BOARD APPLICANT: WE CAN'T TEACH STUDENTS IF THEY'RE NOT IN THE CLASSROOM. HE'S IMPROVED ATTENDANCE WITH THE TRUANCY PROGRAM AND THERE HAS BEEN AN IMPROVEMENT IN TEST SCORES, BUT NOT WHAT WE'D LIKE TO SEE.)) [RUNS24]
[OUT Q=we'd like to see.]


City Council will choose among the five candidates to fill two seats on the school board.

Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))[Tease2]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A massive rescue effort after the ground seemingly swallows a Colorado woman's dog.
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And
once again the earth is on the move in California.
We'll have details coming up on News 7 at 11.
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[Power-Line]


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[TAPE#=98-23 TC 52:51]
[GRAPHIC=AEP Powerline]


Roanoke County was the last of five counties to hold power line hearings in Southwest Virginia.
It's also the county with the greatest number of power line supporters.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton;]


Local business and community leaders said building a new high voltage line will play a key role in economic development.
The Roanoke City Council and the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors both agree, but want to make sure the line's impact on surrounding communities is minimal.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=13 57 33]

((ELMER HODGE: ROANOKE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: WHAT THE BOARD IS ASKING THE COMPANY TO DO IS WORK WITH THE PEOPLE TO MINIMIZE ANY IMPACT ON HOMES, FARMS, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS, ANYTHING THAT'S HISTORICAL.))
[SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=anything that's historical]
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[VO-NAT]


Opponents contend American Electric Power would recognize a greater benefit from the line than local residents.
The next chance for the public to speak out is July 14th in Richmond.
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[Landslide]


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A massive landslide in Santa Cruz California-
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[SUPER=03-Santa Cruz, CA;]

cut power to thousands.
A hillside shifted near Salinas- breaking two natural gas pipelines.
That left about 68 thousand people with cold showers this morning-
Hundreds of utility workers assembled today to begin the tedious chore of re-lighting pilot lights that went out when the pipelines broke.
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[Forecasts]
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[SUPER=332-Passing Showers/Valley Fog/39-42/Turning Sunny/Wind W-15/68-70;]
[SUPER=333-Early Evening/Showers/40-42/Partly Sunny/And Warmer/64-68;]
[SUPER=334-Scattered Showers/Patchy Fog/37-39/Clearing And/Warmer/67-69;]

[SUPER=X5001;][S-Extra]



[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[VO-NAT]


We head to Birmingham, Alabama where the National Motorsports Hall of Fame welcomed six new inductees.
The late Davey Allison entered the hall posthumously along with Al Unser Senior and Roger Penske.
Davey's racing flag was even part of the color guard.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-8]
[GRAPHIC=Ferrum College]


Ferrum College's game with Bridgewater at Salem Memorial was rained out last night.
And although it likely will not be made up the Panthers still have hopes of making up ground and making the Division three playoffs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Usually at this time the Panthers have more than 20 wins and just a hadnful of losses.
But this years team, made up of juniors and seniors has struggled with a 16 and 11 record.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="most of our...]
[SUPER=01-Abe Naff/Ferrum Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=....on the mound.]
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[VO-NAT]


But the Panthers are not ready to throw in the towel. With 8 games left in the season the Panthers need a strong finish to be considered for post season play.
[SOT]
[IN Q="It's a long...]
[SUPER=01-Riley Hodges/Ferrum Catcher; :]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=...in the post season]
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-13 12:02]
[GRAPHIC=TICKER]


The Salem Avalanche will be back in Salem Memorial tomorrow night opening up a 7 game home stand.
This afternoon the team lost at Wilmington 4-to-3 in 11 innings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/WGN; :00]


In the big leagues this afternoon the right place to be was in right field if you were the ball and not a fielder.
Ken Caminiti ripped the shot out of Wrigley field to lead the Padres to a 4-to-1 win over the Cubs.
[super=03-Milwaukee, WI/Dodgers vs. Brewers; ]


And in Milwaukee, Marquis Grissom smacked this opposite field shot off Hideo Nomo this afternoon in the 7th to give the Brewers a 2-to-1 win over the Dodgers. Nomo is now 1-and-3. Although he tossed a three hitter today and got very little offensive support.
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[S-Hornets]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-11]
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The Hornets opened the playoffs last night against the Hawks, a team they couldn't beat in the regular season.
Last night they clipped their wings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/WTBS-NBA; :00]


And threw Rice in their face. Glen Rice that is!
Rice scored a team high 34 points and at one point in the game hit 13 straight field goals.
His counterpart Steve Smith scored a game high 35, but the Hornets gets the win in game one 97-to-87.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="We feel good...]

((GLEN RICE/34 POINTS LAST NIGHT:))
[SUPER=01-Glen Rice/34 Points Last Night; :00]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=...gonna relax!"]

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-9]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


Off the court earlier today the league handed out the first of its postseason honors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]


Danny Manning of the Phoenix Suns was given the league's sixth man award as he edged Kobe Bryant of the Lakers.
The sixth man award is given annually to the best player off the bench in the league.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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The first round of the Greensboro Chrysler Classic got started an hour late yesterday, but it was right on time for Hal Sutton who has the first round lead at 7 under par.
Several other players also produced some memorable and not so memorable shots yesterday.
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Take a look at crowd favorite Fuzzy Zoeller a winner of the event back when it was the GGO drain the putt from off the edge of the green. He's at 5 under.
Masters' champ Mark O'Meara wasn't so lucky out of the trap he flies the ball over the green and right at the VIP tent on the par three 17th. It bounces off the front of it and comes to rest on the fringe. He's at even.
But that shot was a keeper compared to this gem.
Ted Tryba out of the trap on the 14th hole catches the ball on the lip of the bunker.
He also catches his club on the lip and breaks the head right off of it.

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Still to come on the Thursday night late edition of News 7 sports, the Winston Cup stars are rolling into Talledega tomorrow.
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and the kings of the NHRA are already making some noise in Richmond.

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Race fans in the Commonwealth are on their way to the Virginia Motorsports Park in Dinwiddie this weekend as the NHRA Pennzoil Nationals rumble into town.
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The three year old facility has already earned a reputation for being one of the fastest quarter miles, and also one of the toughest - even for the legends of the sports.
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If the conditions are just right as they were last year, speeds could be out of this world this weekend.
Last season Warren Johnson broke one of the last great barriers in drag racing when he topped the 200 miles an hour mark in the Pro Stock division.
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The Winston Cup cars roll into Talladega this morning for the Die Hard 500 weekend.
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Bobby Hamilton won on NASCAR"s slowest track this Monday and now he hits the circuit's fastest speedway with a car that has traditionally been a rocket at Talladega.
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Going for a walk in the park?
A dog may provide good protection, but who's going to protect the dog?
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Carol Jankunus and her dog Keiko had a pretty rough walk today.
Keiko fell into a drainage hole and couldn't be coaxed out.
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Rescue crews lowered a firefighter in a metal box to rescue Kieko.
Six hours of work ended with a happy dog and owner.
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