[HIGH-SPEED]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=Mel]
[TAPE#98-40 TC 18:50]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Roanoke woman who led police on a high-speed chase through several localities is behind bars this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;]


It all began in Roanoke when Karen Thompson sped off after being stopped by police shortly before midnight.
Police had received a tip that Thompson was wanted in connection with felony warrants in Botetourt and Franklin Counties.
[Super=03-Botetourt Co./This Morning;]


The chase went from Roanoke to Ironto, to Aracadia and ended in Botetourt County where the suspect surrendered in front of the county jail.
The chase lasted more than two hours and reached speeds of up to 110 miles per hour.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( ))
[SUPER=01-Corp. L. W. Bennett/Botetourt Co. Sheriff's Dept.;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=REVOKED LICENSE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Thomspson is facing those charges from Roanoke and State Police as well as the Botetourt County Sheriff's Department.
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[PERU-crash]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash, 737]


Thirteen survivors have been found following the crash of a jetliner last night in the jungles of Peru.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Boeing 7-37 had 87 people on board.
A Los Angeles-based oil company had chartered the plane to fly its workers to an oil field.
The company says no Americans were on the flight.
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[Roanoke-Council]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#98-26]
[GRAPHIC=Election 98]


Roanoke Democrats are reveling in victory today after sweeping all three city council seats that were up for grabs in yesterday's elections.
[Roanoke City COuncil Full Screen-#210]


Nelson Harris and Bill White are returning, while former sheriff Alvin Hudson replaces Republican Jack Parrott.
Joe Dashiell reports from the Democrats' victory celebration.
[(/////SOT/////)]
[SOT]
[IN Q=Two years ago]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/Roanoke City Council;:00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:10]
[SUPER=01-Bill White/Roanoke City Council; :23]
[SUPER=01-Alvin Hudson/Council Member-Elect; :31]
[SUPER=07-Jack Parrott;:50]
[super=19-Joe/Dashiell; 1:05]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]


((
[IN Q=Two years ago]
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=you can't bat better than a thousand.]


On this night, Democrats were keeping score.
As the top vote-getter, Nelson Harris becomes vice-mayor, Bill White wins a third term, and former sheriff Alvin Hudson returns to public office.
[SOT WHITE]
[IN Q=But what today did]
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=will pull you through.]
[SOT HUDSON]
[IN Q=This is the closest]
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=look forward to serving on council.]


The Democratic Victory party included a visit from Jack Parrott who congratulated his fellow council members and the man who will replace him.
[SOT PARROTT]
[IN Q=I think the sheriff was a really]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=doesn't make me feel ashamed.]


For Republican Chris Muse, and independents Bill Bestpitch and Joe Nash the night did not bring victory.
But for a seven way race, they also had significant support, with each of the candidates polling at least 25- hundred votes.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-27 1:03:23]
[GRAPHIC=Election 98]


In Lynchburg, election day brought a BIG change to the mayor's office.
And two new faces are headed to city council.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night;]


Independent candidates Stewart Hobbs, Carl Hutcherson and Bert Dodson grabbed the three at- large seats on council.


Like their Republican counterparts, the trio ran as a combined ticket.. and that may have given them the advantage at the polls.
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[SOT 7:15:09//7:33:10]
[IN Q=Running as a]

((STEWART HOBBS/I- COUNCIL MEMBER- ELECT: RUNNING AS A TEAM WAS A BIG HELP.. SUPPORT BOTH WAYS.)) ((BERT DODSON/I- COUNCIL MEMBER- ELECT: STEWART AND CARL AND I.. LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS.))
[SUPER=01-Stewart Hobbs/(I) Council Member-Elect; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bert Dodson/(I) Council Member-Elect; :14]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=couple of weeks.]
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[VO-NAT]


With a 5 to 2 majority, the Independent- slash- Democrats on council will be able to elect a new mayor on July 1st.


Sources say councilman Pete Warren will replace Jim Whitaker, and Carl Hutcherson will be selected vice mayor.
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[wipe wipe wipe wipe][Danville-Council]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-29 55:05]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


In Danville, R. Wayne Williams will sit on city council like his father did years ago.
Williams grabbed about 18-percent of the vote-- the most of any candidate.
Political newcomers Philip Smith and Charles Scott were also elected to serve Danville.
And they both say they're ready to get to work.
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[SOT 8:35:57-:08]
[IN Q=We've got to move]

((SMITH: WE'VE GOT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM, WITH OUR INDUSTRIAL IMPROVEMENTS AND I BELIEVE THE CITY'S GOING TO MOVE FORWARD AS WE MOVE INTO THE 21ST CENTURY.)) ((SCOTT: WE'VE GOT A LOT OF WORK TO DO. IT'S NOT GOING TO BE QUICK OR EASY, BUT WE WILL GET IT DONE.))
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=we will get it done.]
[Super=01-Philip Smith/City Council Member-Elect;]
[Super=01-Charles Scott/City Council Member-Elect;]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Incumbent Ruby Archie reclaimed her seat on council.
But the other incumbent-- Aubrey Ferrell-- lost his chance at another term by just 200 votes.
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[E-NRV-Races]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-31 36:41]
[GRAPHIC=Election 98]


Election day results were determined by a low number of voters up in the New River Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


In Radford, officials were expecting a 50-percent turnout after more than one hundred voters took advantage of absentee ballots.
But only about 37-percent of registered voters actually made it to the polls.
Incumbent Thomas Starnes will continue as Mayor while Guy Gentry and Ed Cox were elected to city council.
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[3:21:]
[SOT]
[IN Q=All three]

((TRACY HOWARD/RADFORD REGISTRAR:ALL THREE OF THE MAYORS CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN ACTIVE, ALL FIVE OF THE CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN VERY ACTIVE AND IT'S VERY SURPRISING THAT OUR NUMBERS ARE SO LOW BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN SO ACTIVE. ))


[SUPER=01-Tracy Howard/Radford Registrar; :00]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=so active.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Voter turnout was also low in Montgomery County.
In Christiansburg-- close to eleven percent of registered voters cast ballots.
Harold Linkous was re-elected Mayor while Ann Carter, Eddie Lester and Dale Ashworth were elected to town council.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=hold]


Voter turnout was also low in Pulaski County.
[Take Dublin Town Council Leader Board--#260]


In Dublin, voter turnout was 12-percent with five candidates vying for four seats on town council.


The winning candidates: Benny Skeens, Peggy Hemmings, Edith Hampton and Eddie Sayers.[E-Other-Election]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 98]


46 percent of voters turned out in Rocky Mount in a close race for mayor. [take leader 460]
Benjamin Pinckard edged out (Poe-see) Posey Dillon to take the Rocky Mount mayor seat. [take leader 180]
And in Martinsville... the city's former police chief Terry Roop was the top vote getter in the City Council race and incumbent Mark Crabtree keeps his seat.

[Interstate-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-41]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A 24-year-old woman remains in critical condition this afternoon after her car collided with a tractor trailer near mile marker 137 on I-81 yesterday.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


The accient took place around 7 in the evening.
State police were told by witnesses the driver of the car, Kristie Lynn Witt, was southbound when she apparently tried to avoid some debris.
The woman swerved through the median and struck an oncoming 18-wheeler nearly head-on.
One of the first persons to the scene, a bypassing rescue worker, said the Witt appeared to have been thrown from the car.
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[SOT=19:43:33]
[IN Q=ALL I DID]

((ALL I DID WAS I WENT TO WORK WITH MY JUMP KIT. I WENT AHEAD AND STARTED ACCESSING VITALS AND DOING A HEAD TO TOE PRIMARY SURVEY, CAUSE I KNEW THE SQUAD WOULD BE COMING SOON AND THEY WOULDN'T HAVE TO REDO WHAT I DID.))
[SUPER=01-James Dick/Wintergreen Rescue Worker;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=WHAT I DID.]
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[VO-NAT]


Witt was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where she is in the neurotrauma intensive care unit.
The truck driver, David Stanton, was treated and released for lesser injuries.
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[WHITEWATER]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


Now that an Arkansas grand jury has wrapped up its Whitewater case, the full focus of Kenneth Starr's investigation is back in Washington.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[10;02:50]
That's where his grand jury today is hearing again from President Clinton's personal secretary, Betty Currie. [10:01:30]
But Starr's probe could face a delay, if the administration appeals a ruling executive privilege.
A federal judge ruled that executive privilege doesn't shield top aides from answering questions about the Monica Lewinsky case.
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[SOT]

[10:01:00]
[IN Q=the judge]

(( JANE ROBELOT/REPORTER:THE JUDGE HAS DENIED YOUR CLAIM OF EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE DO YoU FEEL LIKE THIS IS GOING TO ALTER THE CASE A GREAT DEAL?
CLINTON: TODAY I DON'T THINK I SHOULD DISCUSS IT, BUT I DON'T THINK THIS IS THE RIGHT FORUM. ))
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=RIGHT FORUM.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


If the White House appeals that would bring the issue back before the Supreme Court.
That's where Richard Nixon lost his claim while trying to keep the Watergate tapes secret 25 years ago.
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[E-Starr]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=JJA]
[TAPE#=98-36 20:57]
[GRAPHIC=Starr, Kenneth]


Starr's attention was focused on private law yesterday as he appeared in a Richmond federal appeals court.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Starr is representing Meineke Discount muffler shops in an appeal.
He urged the Court to toss out a 390-million dollar judgement against the company.
The case is one of several Starr is pursuing in addition to his duties in the Whitewater investigation.
(------------)[POPE-BLESSING]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Pope John Paul calls the crime "incomprehensible."
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vatican City;]

[9:05:03]
Today he blessed the bodies of the three people killed Monday night in an apparent murder suicide inside the Vatican walls.
Vatican officials say a Swiss Guard shot his commander and the commander's wife after his commander reprimanded him.
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[MINI-GUN]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=airport security]


It may look like a key chain, but it's a deadly new weapon for would- be terrorists.
A tiny gun is reportedly going undetected by some airport X-ray machines around the world.
The pistol is only three inches long but it can fire 32-caliber bullets and be deadly up to 20-yards away.
The New York Times reports the guns have so far turned up at airports in Australia, England and Greece.[Chrysler-Me

rger]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It could reshape the auto industry.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[9:00:37]
Chrysler has confirmed it's talking merger with the maker of Mercedes-Benz automobiles.
Industry analysts says the deal could be worth 35 billion dollars.
It would also create the world's fifth largest car manufacturer.
(----------------)


[E-Cancer-Drug]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-37 19:50]
[GRAPHIC=Cancer]


A promising discovery on the medical front is leaving some cancer patients frustrated.
That's because it will be years before they can get their hands on a drug that has so far had very positive results.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Two new drugs-- angiostatin and endostatin-- have cured cancer in mice.
But doctors say they will not be tested on people for at least a year.
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[SOT 16:10:02]
[IN Q=The company]

((DR. STEPHEN KENNEDY/ONCOLOGIST: THE COMPANY THAT DEVELOPED THIS HAD THEIR STOCK GO UP 350-PERCENT. THAT'S CLEARLY PREMATURE. THOSE OF US IN THE BUSINESS OF TAKING CARE OF PATIENTS NEED TO BE ABLE TO TELL OUR PATIENTS THESE DEVELOPMETNS WILL BE COMING ALONG, BUT IT'S TOO EARLY.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Stephen Kennedy/Oncologist;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=it's too early]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Kennedy says it may be two to three years before the drugs are available locally.
But he says ultimately, they could replace chemotherapy as a less toxic treatment for cancer.
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[Surgery-Center]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A group of eye doctors wants to open up a surgery center in Salem. Tonight the Board of the Southwest Virginia Health Systems Agency will meet to consider that proposal.
Carilion Health System opposes the project.
And the health system agency's staff has recommended rejection, citing Carilion's estimate of three (M) million dollars in annual revenue losses from the competition.

[School-Violence-Three]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net-k]
[GRAPHIC=Safe at School]


Metal detector searches, bus surveillance cameras, school resource officers--
Schools today don't look like they did decades ago.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


It's NOT the same thing as walking a beat--
But Northside High School's resource officer has been on patrol since Roanoke county first enacted the program over a year ago.
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[SOT tape 2 10:49:35]
[IN Q=Really, there was]

((TIM MILES/NORTHSIDE RESOURCE OFFICER: REALLY, THERE WAS JUST A NEED FOR AN INFORMATION SOURCE AND SOMEBODY HERE ALL THE TIME WHO INVESTIGATES THINGS AS THEY HAPPEN, TO ALLEVIATE THE PROBLEM OF PULLING A PERSON OFF THE ROAD TO HANDLE IT, AND HAVING SOMEBODY AVAILABLE ALL THE TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Miles/Northside Resource Officer;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=available all the time]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[FULL SCREEN GRAPHIC=SAFE AT SCHOOL? Full SCreen]


Our series, "Safe at School?" concludes tonight with a profile of various security measures.
We'll also hear about programs designed to stop violent behavior BEFORE it starts.



[5-Gilmore]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-21 31:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's called Operation Spruce-Up.
And Governor Gilmore hopes it will bring out volunteers to clean up the environment.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henrico Co.;]


Yesterday the Governor signed up some volunteers-- and spruced up his own image in the process.
Gilmore became the first Virginia governor to teach a class by interactive television.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 23:08:39]
[IN Q=To emphasize]

((TO EMPHASIZE EDUCATION, WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME. THE SECOND WAS TECHNOLOGY, THE CHANCE TO GET OUT THERE AND BROADCAST SOMETHING LIKE THIS AND GIVE KIDS THE BENEFIT OF SOMETHING LIKE THIS ACROSS THE WHOLE STATE. AND THE THIRD WAS IMPORTANT TO EMPHASIZE THIS THEME. BECAUSE IF YOU GET ALL THESE KIDS OUT THERE WORKING TO PICK THINGS UP AND WORK IN OPERATION SPRUCE UP, THEN IT'S GONNA MAKE VIRGINIA A CLEANER AND A BETTER PLACE. SO THERE WERE LOTS OF REASONS FOR DOING THIS KIND OF PROGRAM.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=of program.]
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[VO-NAT]


Clearly, Gilmore and his helpers got his messages across to fourth graders across the state -- including those at Varina Elementary.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 23:04:14]
[IN Q=I think]

((JENNIFER NEWSOME/VARINA ELEMENTARY: I THINK THAT WHEN I'M ON WALKS WITH MY FAMILY, IF I SEE A CAN ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, I CAN PICK IT UP. AND THAT WOULD HELP A LOT.))
[SOT 23:04:41]
[IN Q=I like it]

((REBECCA GIBB/VARINE ELEMENTARY: I LIKED IT WHEN THE EAGLE CAME OUT A LOT.))
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Newsome/Varina Elementary; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rebecca Gibb/Varina Elementary; :09 QUICK!!]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=came out a lot.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Operation Spruce Up runs through May 15th.

(-------0---------)[NBA]



[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-11]
[GRAPHIC=NBAPLAYOFFS]


It's been dubbed the Knicks versus the Hicks in New York papers.
And after last night's Eastern-conference semi-final game,
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/TNT; :00]


you can chalk one up for the hicks, or the Indiana Pacers.
The Pacers came back from a 19 point first half deficit to beat New York 93 to 83.
The win give Indiana a 1 games to none lead in the best of seven series.
Jalen Rose and Travis Best led the Pacers with 18 a piece.
(------------)


[Women]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-10]
[GRAPHIC=Washington and Lee]


It was 1993 when the Lady Generals of Washington and Lee last made an N-C-Double-A appearance.
And today they'll play HOST to Saint Mary's College.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]


The Lady Generals were thrashed by Saint Mary's earlier this season.
But a healthy W and L team will be taking the field today, looking to avenge that 13-to-1 loss.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=this is a]
[SUPER=01-Whitney Parker/Team Captain; :02]
[SUPER=01-Lorraine Taurassi/Team Captain; :14]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=in our minds]
[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[GRAPHIC=noon]


That game starts at four this afternoon in Lexington.

[W&L]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-9]
[GRAPHIC=none]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]


To men's play, Washington and Lee opens a doubleheader today at one o'clock against Denison College on Wilson field.
The Generals are back in the big show for the first time cince 1993.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=They've got]
[SUPER=01-Robb Greenfield/Team Captain; :01 QUICK!!]
[Super=01-Jim Stagnitta/W & L Head Coach; :21]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=in the tournament]
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[wipe/wipe/wipe][Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-8]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


The Roanoke College Maroons host Washington College in their first round game of the NCAA tournament at 3 o'clock today in Salem.
Roanoke beat this team earlier this season for one of the school's eight victories, and the Maroons say they are anxious for the rematch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Play hard]
[SUPER=01-Peter Lawrence/ODAC Player of The Year; :03]
[SUPER=01-Bill Pilat/Roanoke Head Coach; :10]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=Same result]

(-------------------)[Extra]



[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Guilford Co., NC; :00]


Voters in North Carolina's Guilford and Forsythe counties have said no, loud and clear, to major league baseball in the Triad.
They voted down a one percent meal's tax that would have been used to help fund a new $210 million dollar stadium and lure the Twins to Carolina. (----------------) The referendum lost in both counties.