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Coming up on News 7-
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Another E-coli scare- 282 thousand pounds of beef are being recalled.
Police want your help finding two women who scammed two seniors out of thousands in Danville.
Plus new non stop jet service from Roanoke to Chicago-
And an unusual birth at one Iowa farm.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


News 7 is next. [Newsbreak]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good Evening.
282 thousand pounds of ground beef is being recalled-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Joslin, IL/File Tape;]


Department inspectors found E. coli during a routine check of the I-B-P plant in Joslin, Illinois. A company official says they've asked customers to return the meat.
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/File Tape;]


No immunity for Monica Lewinsky. A federal judge made the ruling today- which means she could be called before Grand jury.
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;]


Air travellers will soon have a direct link between Roanoke and Chicago.
Trans States Airlines will begin non-stop jet sometime this summer. (----------------)
[ANCHOR=Jean]


Join us for News 7 at eleven.[Beef-Recall]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Another Ground beef recall- AGAIN because of E-Coli.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Joslin, IL/File Tape;]


Meat packing company, I.B.P. Incorporated, is recalling more than 280 thousand pounds of beef.
The beef originated at a plant in Joslin, Illinois- and it's already been shipped to stores in numerous states.
The Agriculture department says since the beef was fresh much of it has already been consumed.
IBP say it hasn't heard of anyone getting ill from the beef.
Health departments in all 50 states are on alert for cases of E-coli.
Symptoms include cramps, diarrhea and fever.
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[Lewinsky]


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It appears NO IMMUNITY for Monica Lewinsky-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/File Tape;]


CBS News has learned that a federal judge ruled that Lewinsky does NOT have immunity from prosecution-
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[SOT 21:03:18]
[IN Q=]

((WILLIAM GINSBURG/LEWINSKY'S ATTORNEY: EITHER WE'VE BEEN CHEATED AND HAVEN'T GOTTEN A COPY OF THE JUDGE'S ORDER OR THE NETWORKS HAVE MADE UP A WONDERFUL STORY. ))
[SUPER=01-William Ginsburg/Lewinsky's Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=a wonderful story.]
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[VO-NAT]


The order remains officially under seal.
What it means is Kenneth Starr can call Lewinsky before the grand jury- and put her on trial.
Prosecutors are looking into whether President Clinton had an affair with Lewinsky and urged her to lie about it.
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[Danville-Murder]


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Police have charged a Danville man with murder-- after an overnight shooting.
They say Laquan (LA-KWAN) Stone went to his ex-wife's home at the Town and Country Apartments around 1:30 this morning.
That's where he allegedly shot Alvin Averett, Junior in the head.
Stone is in the Danville City Jail tonight, held without bail.

[Shooting-Folo]


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The woman injured in last night's Day Avenue shooting was treated and released from the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;]


The victim-- 22-year old Teresa Ann Harvey was walking out of her home when she was shot once in the left breast.
Harvey is about seven months pregnant. The fetus' condition is not known.
Roanoke police say a search for the three suspects is still on and an investigation continues.
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[Drowning]


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Rescue workers in Danville have called off their search for the victim of an apparent drowning-- at least for tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Authorities are not releasing the name of the man they believe fell into the Dan River today.
This was the scene at Dan Daniel Memorial Park this evening.
Recovery teams combed the water near this low dam-- where there is a dangerous undertow.
A witness says he saw the man slip from a ledge while he was scooping up fish in a net.
Recovery personnel say if someone gets caught in this undertow, there's not much hope of survival.
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[SOT 9:23:58-:09 & :15-:20]
[IN Q=He had a net]

((BILLY WYATT/DANVILLE LIFESAVING WATER UNIT: HE HAD A NET WITH SHAD IN IT AND HE WOULDN'T LET GO. THE TURBULENCE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE DAM WAS SO STRONG IT PULLED HIM UNDER AND ONCE IT PULLS SOMEBODY UNDER IT WON'T LET THEM GO. (COVERED WITH VIDEO) YOU MAY NEVER FIND THEM OR IT COULD SPIT THEM OUT. THEY COULD COME DOWN STREAM. IT'S HARD TO TELL.))
[SUPER=01-Billy Wyatt/Danville Lifesaving Water Unit;]
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[OUT Q=it's hard to tell.]
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[VO-NAT]


Recovery teams have not decided if they will go back into the water tomorrow to continue their search for the missing man.
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[Golphin-Bros]


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Two Richmond brothers are found guilty of killing two police officers-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fayetteville, NC;]


A North Carolina jury today convicted Kevin and Tilmon Golphin of first degree murder-
The widows of the officers want the death penalty.
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[SOT 21:23:41 ]
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((BARBARA HATHCOCK/VICTIM'S WIDOW: I WOULD HAVE TO SAY I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM TAKEN OFF THE EARTH AND PEOPLE LIKE THAT THEY'RE EVIL.)) [21:24:02] ((DIXIE LOWRY/VICTIM'S WIDOW: FBI REALLY BELIEVE THEY DESERVE THE DEATH PENALTY THEY TOOK MY HUSBAND I WILL NEVER GET HIM BACK.))
[SUPER=01-Barbara Hathcock/Victim's Widow; 00]
[SUPER=01-Dixie Lowry/Victim's Widow; 10 ]
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[OUT Q=never get him back.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fayetteville, NC/Last Fall;:]


The teenage brothers admitted they shot the officers- but claimed they never meant to kill them.
The shooting happened during a traffic stop on I-95 last year.
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[Bookstore-Shooting]


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A Danville man has been indicted for the January shooting of a religious bookstore owner.
25-year old Joseph Ebans faces charges of malicious wounding and robbery.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/January 5;]


Police say Ebans walked into the Religious Book Center, robbed the owner, then shot him twice in the chest.
Fred Bevill made a full recovery.
He says he saw the man who shot him and has already identified Ebans as the triggerman.
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[Bedford-Abuse]


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A father and son are facing charges after allegedly abusing a ten-year old girl in Bedford.
The girl's 17-year old brother is charged with forcible rape, forcible sodomy and sexual battery. Police say the charges stem from activities over the past four months.
The girl's father is charged with malicious wounding.

No names are being released to protect the identity of the young girl.[Lexington-Squad]


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State police are charging a former Lexington rescue squad volunteer with two counts of sexual battery.
As Stacy Martin reports, the alleged offense apparently occurred while Donald Paxton Grant was responding to an emergency call.
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[SUPER=07-Butch Grant;:18]
[SUPER=01-Jon Ellestad/Lexington City Manager;:44]
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[OUT Q=SM News 7.]

((A call for help turned into a sexual assualt last February--that according to state police.
Authorities maintain Donald Paxton Grant--also known as--"Butch"-- sexually assualted two victims of a traffic accident Febraury first.
Grant maintains his innocence.
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[SOT 14.31.34 - 14.31.41]
[IN Q=I just exposed]

((BUTCH GRANT:I JUST EXPOSED WHAT I HAD TO EXPOSE AND CHECKED WHAT I HAD TO CHECK. YOU DIDN'T TOUCH THEM INAPPROPRIATELY? NO MA'AM I DIDN'T.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=ma'am I didn't.]


The Lexington Rescue Squad suspended Grant February fourth, a few days after state police began their investigation.

They say he'll remain suspended pending the outcome of his court case.
Meanwhile, Grant continues to be an employee for the city of Lexington's Public Works Department.
A position the city's manager says is NOT affected by the charges.
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[IN Q=The city's position]

((JON ELLESTAD/LEXINGTON'S CITY MANAGER: THE CITY'S POSITION IS THAT BUTCH IS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE CITY AND THE CHARGES AT THIS POINT IN TIME ARE JUST CHARGES AND THEY DON'T IMPACT ON HIS JOB OR THE WAY HE PERFORMS HIS JOB. AND, UNTIL THAT MIGHT BE THE CASE WE'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE ANY KIND OF A POSITION ON IT.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=position on it.]


Grant is scheduled to appear in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Monday, May fourth.
Stacey Martin News 7.))[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

[Tease1]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The tobacco industry is under more fire, but this time it's a major insurance company lighting the match.
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[VO-NAT]


And fireworks for a golden anniversary.
Coming up we'll hear from a rabbi about what Israel's 50 years mean for the local Jewish community.
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[Blue-Cross]


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Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the latest to file suit against the tobacco industry.
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[SOT 14:05:24]
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((TOBACCO COMPANIES MUST BE HLED ACCOUTNABLE FOR THEIR LIES AND FOR THE DAMAGE THEY HAVE INFLICTED ON THE HEALTH OF THIS NATION- DAMAGE THAT WILL CONTINUE FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Michael McGarvey/Coalition for Tobacco Resp.; ]
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[OUT Q=GENERATIONS TO COME.]
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[VO-NAT]


The suit was filed by the coalition for tobacco responsibility which represents Blue cross and Blue Shield policy holders in 38 states.
[SUPER=@file;]


According to the Treasury Department tobacco-related illnesses cost the U-S economy 60 billion dollars a year in direct health care costs.
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[50th-Israel]


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It was 50 years ago that Israel was created-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mount Herzel, Israel;]


Today a ceremony marked the official end of mourning for the 20 thousand men and women who died defending the Jewish state.
Then it was time for festivities to celebrate Israel's 50th.
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((HORNS..... ))
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[VO-NAT]


Traditional (show-FAR) shofar blowing- was part of the celebration.
Fireworks also lit up the sky- as Israel marks it's 50th memorial.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE][Israel-Anniversary]


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[VO-NAT]
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The leader of a Roanoke Jewish temple is hopeful the peace process will move forward.
Rabbi Kathy Cohen considers the struggles between Israel and the Palestinians as bumps in the road.
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[SOT=20:33:27]
[IN Q=ISRAEL'S A YOUNG]

((RABBI KATHY COHEN/TEMPLE EMANUEL; ISRAEL'S A YOUNG COUNTRY AS A JEWISH COUNTRY. IT'S HAD A DIFFICULT HISTORY. AND WE NEED TO REMEMBER THAT IN EVERY DECADE SINCE IT'S EXISTENCE, IT'S SURVIVAL HAS BEEN THREATENED TO ONE EXTENT OR ANOTHER. GIVEN THAT, I THINK THE STEPS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE TOWARDS PEACE HAVE BEEN MONUMENTAL AND I LOOK FORWARD TO US WITNESSING A TRUE PEACE IN ISRAEL IN OUR LIFE TIMES.))
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[OUT Q=OUR LIFE TIMES.]
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Cohen says Jews who live in the United States and other places outside of Israel see their homeland as a "Jerusalem on high-- a spiritual heaven here on earth." She is confident the U-S will continue to support Israel because she says it recognizes the importance of a democratic

country in the middle east and it identifies with Israel's dreams as a young country.[Rke-NAACP]


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The president of the Roanoke branch of the N-Double-A-C-P is encouraging voters for next Tuesday's City Council election to pick the most qualified candidates-- based on the issues.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Martin Jeffrey says several people running for seats on council are unqualified when it comes to particular issues.
Among the concerns Jeffrey lists are race relations and economic development--particularly in African-American communities.
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[SOT18:42:02]
[IN Q=THERE ARE CLEARLY]

((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT; THERE ARE CLEARLY SOME OF THESE CANDIDATES WHO CANNOT, WHO HAVE NOT ARTICULATED ANY SPECIFIC STRATEGIES OR DISPLAYED ANY PARTICULAR LEVEL OF UNDERSTANDING OF THE COMPLEXITY OF THIS ISSUE.))
[SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President;]
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[OUT Q=OF THIS ISSUE.]
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Jeffrey says this is not a time to show favoritism toward candidates who have failed to show a sense of leadership.


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[SOT=18:41:09]
[IN Q=THIS ELECTION IS]

((JEFFREY; THIS ELECTION IS CRITICAL. IT IS NOT A TIME TO FALL BACK ON PARTY LABELS AND FRIENDSHIPS. WE HAVE GOT TO LOOK AT THIS GROUP OF PEOPLE AND VOTE INTELLIGENTLY. IF WE DO THAT, SOME OF THESE PEOPLE WILL NOT MAKE THE MARK.))
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[OUT Q=THE MARK.]


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The seven candidates running for Roanoke City Council will reach the end of the campaign trail on Tuesday.
That's when the city's voters will fill three council seats. Tonight Joe Dashiell profiles the Democratic contenders.
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[SUPER=01-Bill White/(D) Roanoke City Council; :23]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/(D) Roanoke City Council; :52]
[SUPER=01-Alvin Hudson/(D) City Council Candidate; 1:18]
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((With two incumbents and a strong challenger, city democrats are hoping for a sweep in next Tuesday's election.

But for Bill White, the campaign couldn't come at a worse time. As a Certified Public Accountant, tax season is busy enough without an election.
Still, the former school board member has campaigned hard, and says he believes his experience as a businessman and a two-term council member will pay off at the polls.
[SOT WHITE 11:01:31]
[IN Q=I'm proud of that record]

((BILL WHITE/D- ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I'M PROUD OF THAT RECORD. I'M PROUD OF THE VOTES I'VE TAKEN AND I'VE LEARNED A LOT. AND I KNOW SOME VOTED THAT I'D DO DIFFERENT, TOO. SO I'M NO FOOL. THAT EXPERIENCE GIVES YOU AN IDEA TO DO THE PEOPLE'S WORK BETTER IN THE FUTURE.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=better in the future.]


Like White, the Reverend Nelson Harris served on the school board before coming to council. First elected to an unexpired term two years ago, Harris is seeking his first full term.
At the center of his campaign, Nelson says, is his attention to citizens concerns and a long-term view of the city's business.
[SOT HARRIS 10:22:54]
[IN Q=Twenty and thirty]

((NELSON HARRIS/D- ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: TWENTY AND THIRTY YEARS FROM NOW I'LL STILL BE WORKING AND LIVING IN ROANOKE AND MY CHILDREN WILL HAVE BEEN RAISED HERE. AND SO I ALWAYS HAVE THAT IN THE BACK OF MY MIND WHEN COUNCIL IS CONDUCTING ITS BUSINESS.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=conducting its business.]


The wild card in the race may well be Alvin Hudson. After 20 years as sheriff, he is popular and well-known, and his election would mean that one of the incumbents won't be coming back.
Hudson says he's a problem solver, a good listener and an experienced observor.
[SOT HUDSON 10:50:19]
[IN Q=We've got a good staff]

((ALVIN HUDSON/D-CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE: WE'VE GOT A GOOD STAFF DOWN THERE, BUT SOMETIMES THEY JUST GET A LITTLE LAX AND I THINK WE NEED AS A COUNCIL TO MAKE SURE THAT ARE RESPONSIVE TO THE PEOPLE OUT THERE. THAT'S WHO WE WORK FOR.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=who we work for.]


Tomorrow, a look at two republicans with different approaches to the council campaign.

Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))[Elderly-Scam]


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Someone scammed an elderly woman out of eight-thousand dollars.
Now police in South Boston need your help to nab the con-artists.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-South Boston;]


Police want to identify the woman caught on this bank surveillence video.
They say she and another woman approached two elderly women Friday-- claiming to have found thousands of dollars.
The con-artists told the senior citizens they would share the money if they put up 10-thousand dollars "in good faith."
The woman caught on this tape helped one of the seniors withdraw 8-thousand dollars from her bank account.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=Scam]


If you recognize the suspect, South Boston police ask you to call them.

[Tease2]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Getting from the Star City to the Windy City may soon be easier,
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[VO-NAT]


And,
an Iowa farmer had quite a surprise when his cow gave birth this week.
That story is still to come on News 7 at 11.
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[Boucher]


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Three far southwest Virginia counties are in the running for a federal prison.
Congressman Rick Boucher says Tazewell, Dickenson and Buchanan counties have each expressed interest in a federal facility.
Officials with the federal bureau of prisons have toured six potential sites and hired a consultant.
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[9:03:27]
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((REP. RICK BOUCHER/D-ABINGDON:I THINK WE HAVE A REASONABLY GOOD CHANCE OF ATTRACTING A SECOND FEDERAL PRISON TO FAR SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA THAT WOULD PROVIDE MUCH NEEDED JOBS AND ECONOMIC BENEFITS FOR THOSE COMMUNITIES. ))
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Boucher says a federal facility would create 400 new jobs and pump 25- million dollars annually into the community.


A federal prison is already being built in Lee County.
Boucher says the additional facilities are needed, in part, now that the troubled Lorton prison in Fairfax county is


closing.[New-Airline]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It's official.
Air travelers will soon have a direct link between the Star City and the Windy City.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/File Tape]

[edit of 97-99 -- "american eagle" story]
Trans States Airlines said it will begin non-stop jet service between Roanoke Regional and Chicago's O'Hare airport sometime this summer.
There will be three flights a day.
The airline expects the service to be popular with business travelers who usually switch planes on the way to Chicago.
A Trans States spokesman said he does not know how much the flights will cost.
But he says they will be "competitive."

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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-33 TC24:16]
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Residents of the Patrick Henry Girls Home in Campbell County are hoping public donations will help them rebuild their horse riding program.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rustburg]


Fire destroyed the Home's horse barn and killed eight show horses last night.. authorities haven't determined a cause.
Patrick Henry takes in troubled teens from across central Virginia, and officials say the riding program helped the girls learn responsiblity and organization.
The Home has a horse show scheduled for late May.. they hope to be back on their feet by then.
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[SUPER=334-Showers/Possible/52-54/Occasional/Heavy Rain/64-66;]

[SUPER=X5001;][S-Extra]



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[VO-NAT]


Pete Harnisch got a shutout yesterday for the Reds as they beat the Phils 1-to-nothing.
The former Oriole struck out 8, and got a some nice defensive support from his teammates, who were falling out of their seats to lend a helping hand.
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[S-Avalanche]


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The Salem Avalanche got its second win its third win in the last four days last night as the team shutout the Danville 97's 2-to-nothing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


A leftover from the WCW's visit to town earlier in the week was in attendance.
And the masked man would see Salem get on the board in the bottom of the 5th as Blake Barthol smacks one to left field. His shot would drive in two runs and turn out to be the game winner.
Danville would play some good defense, though. Look at the 97's right fielder Jason Ross make the diving catch to rob Rod Blair of a hit.
Salem had a chance to get some insurance in the 7th, but Doug Livingston got caught in a rundown between third & home.
[super=37-Danville/0/Salem/2;]


He's tagged out, but Salem gets the shutout. The two wrap up their series tonight at 7.

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Game two of a short three- game homestand for the Lynchburg Hillcats last night, as they took on the Prince William Cannons.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]


It would take a Cannon to knock it out of City Stadium with this kind of breeze blowing.
It was a night of blown opportunities at first for the Hillcats.. top of the second with runners at the corners and Luis Lorenzana pops to second to kill the rally.
Third inning, more of the same as Freddy May gets gunned down at second by Chris Martine (mar-TEEN) for the final out.
Prince William would finally break the scoreless deadlock in the sixth, as Martine bounces one to short.. Lorenzana can't get it out of his glove and the
[super=37-Prince William/2/Lynchburg/4; ]

run scores.. One- nothing Cannons..
The Hillcats got 2 back in their half of the sixth and Lynchburg wins it 4-to-2.
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[S-NBA]


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The Chicago Bulls advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs last night by completing a 3 game sweep of the Nets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-E. Rutherford, NJ/TNT; :00]


Michael Jordan was unstoppable hitting 9 of his first 10 shots and 15 of his first 18. He would finish with a game high 38 points.
[super=32-Chicago/116/New Jersey/101;]


Dennis Rodman had 21 rebounds and also check it out - this three pointer.
The Bulls win 116-to-101.
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[talent=mike]
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The Spurs clinched their series with Phoenix last night, as well.[S-WNBA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Women's NBA held its draft yesterday in New York City
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]


And the Hornets used their first round pick to get 2-time ACC player of the year Tracy Reid from the University of North Carolina.
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[IN Q="I'm very...]
[SUPER=01-Tracy Reid/Sting's Top Draft Pick; :00]
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[OUT Q=...THE GAME."]
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[S-UNC]


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Earlier this week the University of North Carolina lost Antawn Jamison to the NBA and now it looks like Vince Carter will follow his lead and give up his final year of eligibility.
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Carter, who has one year of eligibility remaining has called a 4:15 newsconference for this afternoon to make his move official.
He is expected to be one of the top 6 picks in the June draft.

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Last night we told you that Franklin County high school had suspended 10 of its varsity soccer players for the rest of the season.
Today the school's athletic director, Jerry Little, confirmed that administrators are also investigating the possibility that athletes from other sports may have also broken rules
As far as what happened - Little would not comment on the possibility that alcohol was involved. He would only say

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More sports is coming up in just a moment as we shift gears on our 21 speed sports machine
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and check in with Steve Mason and find out about a brand new event coming to the streets of Roanoke this Memorial Day weekend.

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One Iowa farm is now home to a rather unusual calf...
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You may think you're seeing double, but this is no cloning experiment.
The Iowa farmer was surprised when his cow gave birth to a calf with two heads, two noses, two mouths, two tongues, four eyes and three ears.
Veterinarians say the calf is in good health, but they're not sure if it will survive.
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