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Coming up-
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Tornados touch down in Southside tonight- causing severe damage. We'll have a live report.
Oksana Baiul checks into a alcohol treatment center.
Plus cops make a suprise check of cars at one high school-
Should chocolate lovers be nervous about a cocoa shortage? We'll find out.
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News 7 is next. [Newsbreak]


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Good Evening.
Severe Weather including tornados tonight in Southside Virginia.
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These are the first pictures back from Pittsyvlania County where one house was severely damaged by a tornado.
The National Weather service has confirmed a tornado touched down in the Mount Herman area. It hit at 7:40-
A News 7 crew covering the weather ended up caught in the middle of it.
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Other reported tornados tonight touched down in North Carolina- just over the Virginia border where two people were injured.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


Join us for a live report on News 7 at eleven. [Pitts-Tornado]


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A tornado touchdown has been reported tonight in Pittsylvania County.
Another tornado was reported earlier this evening in Caswell County, North Carolina-- just south of Danville.
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Christy Hubley joins us live from our Danville Bureau with the very latest on this developing weather situation.
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Jean--
Emergency personnel are still very busy monitoring the storms.
Several homes have been severely damaged by reported tornados.
Many roads are closed because of flooding.
We have been chasing the storms all night.
Just take a look at the pictures we captured on video.
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(( Storm clouds loomed over Southside Virginia most of the night.
Ominous lightning lit up the sky.
A tornado is believed to have hit this house off of Route 41 in Mount Hermon.
The roof is missing.. the contents of the top floor are strewn all over the yard.
Luckily, the people who live here are reported to be okay.
Other homes on this street sustained moderate damage.
Emergency crews stationed themselves throughout the southern end of Pittsylvania County.
Many of them warning motorists of flooded roads.
Earlier in the evening, a tornado touchdown was reported in Caswell County, North Carolina-- about 15 miles south of Danville.
This mobile home was completely blown over.
The people inside walked away with relatively minor injuries.
Ray Coleman says the tornado came without a warning.
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(( )) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=on top of him.]


He and his baby are okay.
His barn is not.
This nursing home had to be evacuated because power was knocked out.))
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We are still hearing a lot of storm-related problems in Pittsylvania County.
We have heard a trailer park in Danville is being evacuated because of extreme flooding.
Again, many roads are impassible because of the water.
[Double Boxes=Robin/WX Center and Christy/Microwave]


The best advise tonight is to just stay put.
Now let's check in with Robin in the weather center for the latest on what to expect tonight.[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

[Lee-Co-Water-Tower]


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More severe weather in Lee County in the Cumberland Gap.
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Reports of a lightning striking a water tower.
The explosion sent 400-thousand gallons of water crashing through a home...even collapsing a brick wall.
Other homes in the neighborhood had to deal with flooding, but no one was hurt.
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[IRS]


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Sick of the IRS the way it is?
Apparently so are Senators.
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They voted overwhelmingly to overhaul the IRS.
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((ON THIS VOTE. IT'S 97 YEA. NAY ZERO. THE BILL AS AMENDED IS PASSED. ))
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The bill would expand taxpayers rights-
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Meanwhile the so called Marriage penalty may be on the way out.
Budget Committee Chairman John (KAY-sik) Kasich says House Republicans will recommend cutting or eliminating the extra tax many married couples owe.
Kasich says his plan would likely be phased in over five-years.

[Hawkins]


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Financial problems at the Roanoke Boxing Association have risen to criminal charges against the executive director.
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Rick Hawkins would NOT discuss specifics at Victory Stadium today, but he says he's prepared to fight.
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((RICK HAWKINS/ROANOKE BOXING ASSOCIATION DIRECTOR: I'M READY TO GO THE FULL 15 ROUNDS IT'S GOING TO TAKE TO PUT THIS PROGRAM BACK TOGETHER. I GUARANTEE YOU I'M GOING TO BE STANDING WHEN IT'S OVER WITH. ))
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One of the Boxing Association's board members made it clear he's still in Hawkins' corner, despite Monday's indictment.
Coach George Miller did say some of the grant money may have been used to buy food for boxers and to house them during tournaments.
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((GEORGE MILLER/ROANOKE BOXING ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBER: I'LL EMPHASIZE THE FACT THAT THE MONIES HAVE BEEN USED IN OTHER DIRECTIONS OTHER THAN WHAT THEY WERE APPROPRIATED FOR.))
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Hawkins says whoever's responsible for bringing down the boxing program for inner-city kids "should be ashamed of t

hemselves."[Baiul]


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Olympic figure skater Oksana Baiul is seeking help for a drinking problem.
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A spokesman for the Ukraine skater confirmed today that Baiul voluntarily entered a treatment center last week.
The 20-year old's drinking problem was first disclosed last year after a drunk driving accident in Connecticut.
Baiul won the gold medal at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics.

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Privacy rights do not always include CARS.
That was the lesson of the day for some Cave Spring High School students.
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This morning Roanoke County police officers made a surprise visual sweep of cars in the Cave Spring parking lot.
A county lieutenant says officers found marijuana in three vehicles.
They also found what may be a crack pipe, and several cars which contained tobacco products, which are also prohibited on school grounds.
Several students may be charged later as a result of today's search.
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[Blevins]


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A former teacher accused of having sex with one of his students will face a Smyth County jury in late July.
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A court date was set today for 34-year old Michael Dwayne Blevins.
He's charged with 30-counts of consensual oral sodomy and 15-counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Prosecutors say the teenage girl was a former student of Blevins when he taught in Rural Retreat although the alleged crimes happened in Smyth County.
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Blevins is also charged with having sex with three students while working as a teacher in Montgomery County.

[Chocolate-Shortage]


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One local chocolate maker says cocoa shortages around the world will probably NOT affect those closer to home.
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Fungal diseases and insects are hurting large, international corporate cocoa farmers.
They supply companies with the cocoa needed to make chocolate.
But, a Lexington company says inspite of the diseases-- prices and supplies should remain steady.
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((SUSAN PETRIELLA/COCOA MILL CHOCOLATE FACTORY: WE'RE NOT WORRIED ABOUT MEETING DEMAND OR ABOUT HAVING TO INCREASE PRICES. WE FEEL PRETTY COMFORTABLE AND CONFIDENT THAT OUR SUPPLIER IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO HOLD HIS PRICING AND BE ABLE TO SUPPLY US WITH WHAT WE NEED TO KEEP OUR BUSINESS GOING.))
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The Cocoa Mill has been in operation for about five years.
Owners say they called their supplier after hearing reports of the cocoa shortage.
They've been keeping tabs on the situation ever since.
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A bizarre twist to an attempted robbery that just didn't pay off.
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And Are college students losing their rights or learning ethics?
We'll take a look at college honor systems up next.
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A Roanoke policeman trying to catch some lunch today caught a crook instead.
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Detective Ron Jones made the bust after a robbery suspect tried to steal his car.
Police say 20-year old Antuan Taylor stole a money bag from a depositor at First Virginia Bank on Orange Avenue.
When Taylor's stolen getaway car would NOT get up and go, he ran to the bank across the street.
Jones was there in his unmarked auto, getting ready to cash a check for lunch money.
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((DET. RON JONES/ROANOKE POLICE DEPARTMENT: AND I NOTICED A SUBJECT RAN UP TO THE SIDE OF THE CAR WITH A PLASTIC BAG AND JERKED MY DOOR OPEN AND SAID "GET OUT, I NEED YOUR CAR, GET OUT." AND I JUST PUSHED THE DOOR AND THE SUBJECT TURNED AND STARTED RUNNING.))
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Jones chased Taylor for about ONE hundred yards, tackled him and recovered the loot.
Taylor faces robbery and other charges.
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[Honor-Court]


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Federal Judge James Turk decided this week that he may intervene in Virginia Military Institute's student-run honor system.
In an era where a V-M-I degree can cost more than 68-thousand dollars, is expulsion for lying, cheating, or stealing still fair?
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((JOANNE CIULLA/UNIV. RICHMOND ETHICS PROF.: PART OF THE PROBLEM TODAY IS THAT THEY'RE VIEWED MORE LIKE LEGAL SYSTEMS.
AND THEY'RE NOT LEGAL SYSTEMS. THEY'RE WAYS OF CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT OF ETHICAL NORMS FOR AN ORGANIZATION.))
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Critics say they don't provide the same due process rights our legal systems have: NO lawyers, and less ability to present evidence.
The University of Richmond has a range of sanctions, unlike V-M-I's expulsion-only policy.
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((NANCIE LOCHARD/UNIV. OF RICHMOND HONOR CHAIR: I WOULD FEEL VERY UNCOMFORTABLE HAVING JUST AN EXPULSION SYSTEM. JUST BECAUSE I THINK THERE ARE VARIOUS DEGREES, VARIOUS MISUNDERSTANDINGS BETWEEN A PROFESSOR AND A STUDENT. AND I THINK WE NEED TO HAVE A SYSTEM THE GIVES YOU VARIOUS DEGREES OF PUNISHMENT.))
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V-M-I Spokesman Mike Strickler defends the single sanction system, saying there simply aren't degrees of lying, cheating, or stealing.

U-V-A and Washington & Lee have the same system.[Tomb-Unknown]


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The silence around the Tomb of the Unknowns will be broken.
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The Secretary of Defense has ordered the remains exhumed- to find out if they are those of Air Force Pilot Michael Blassie.
Blassie's sister believes the DNA testing will put the matter, and her brother to rest.
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((PAT BLASSIE/SISTER: YES, THE TESTS WILL HELP PROVE TO THE GOVERNMENT. WE ALREADY KNOW THAT IT'S MICHAEL.))
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Methods for identification have improved since the Vietnam era remains were first discovered.
The process could take as long as three months.
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[Gingrich]


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It's no secret that Democrats and Republicans don't always see eye to eye.
Today Democrats in New Hampshire would not even lend an EAR to House speaker Newt Gingrich.
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Instead they got up and walked out- when Gingrich started talking about Webster Hubbell- who used to be a top man at the Justice Department..
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((NEWT GINGRICH/R-HOUSE SPEAKER: HE HAD TO RESIGN TO GO TO JAIL. BETWEEN THE TIME HE RESIGNED AND WENT TO JAIL HE GOT 720 THOUSAND DOLLARS.)) [15:09:53] ((PEOPLE CAN WALK OUT BUT WHAT I'M SAYING IS A FACT ABOUT A CRIME. CHEERS.))
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Democrats called the speech Garbage. Republicans called the walk out rude.
Gingrich was speaking to a joint session of the New Hampshire state legislature.
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[Black-Nurses]


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Heart disease, substance abuse, diabetes- these are not unusual terms in our society. One local group is taking on the challenge of making them more understandable.
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The mission of the Roanoke Valley Black Nurses Association is to educate people on health issues that affect the community.
At the group's annual meeting today, topics ranged from teen depression to children living with HIV.
One hot topic was preventative medicine.
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((ROSA HARDY/BLACK NURSES ASSOCIATION:TO KNOW THE RESOURCES FOR HIV. TO KNOW THE RESOURCES FOR DIABETES AND WHAT'S OUT THERE IN THE COMMUNITY. I THINK THAT'S REAL IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TODAY.))
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The group sponsors educational events throughout the year, as well as health screenings and wellness activities.
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He's pumping out the news in Rockbridge County.
Coming up we'll meet Doug Harwood
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And
even the rainy weather couldn't keep downtown Roanoke from blooming tonight.
We'll have the story when News 7 at 11 returns.
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[Prayer-Day]


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Today is the National Day of Prayer-- a day for Christians to look to God for guidance.
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People gathered at Saint Luke's United Methodist Church in Danville this morning for a prayer breakfast.
Ten years ago, President Ronald Reagan set aside the first day of each May as the National Day of Prayer.
This is the fourth year for the Danville observance.
These believers prayed for God to help them bring a positive change to their community.
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[Doug-Harwood]


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Doug Harwood spent about 10 years working for one of the most conservative newspapers in Rockbridge County.
But, since then he's founded his own newspaper that's anything but conservative.
Stacey Martin has more.
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((For six years now as editor in chief of the Rockbridge Advocate, Doug Harwood has been stirring things up in cities and towns in Rockbridge County, including Buena Vista.
His favorite target--public officials and their not-so-public problems including this treatment plant that was clogged up for months.
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((STEPHEN KING/BUENA VISTA CITY ENGINEER: THE FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEM WAS JUST A FAILURE TO REMOVE THE SOLIDS--REMOVE THE SOLIDS FROM THE WASTE STREAM.)) [RUNS06]
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King says overall Harwood's coverage was critical but fair.
But, that's not a view shared by others-- including the Lexington Police Department.
They refused to speak on camera but weren't pleased by an article pinpointing a police bust that got personal.
Harwood says it's less about stepping on toes and more about a tradition of independence.
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((DOUG HARWOOD/EDITOR IN CHIEF ROCKBRIDGE ADVOCATE: IT'S A WONDERFUL LUXURY AND PART OF BEING AN AMERICAN AND PART OF FREEDOM--YOU KNOW PART OF AN OLD NEWSPAPER TRADITION OF TELLING IT LIKE YOU SEE IT.)) [RUNS19]
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((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: BUT, THAT INDEPENDENCE HAS ITS PRICE AS HARWOOD FOUND OUT ABOUT FOUR YEARS AGO.)) [RUNS07]
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That's when Willie Edwin Lanier tried to run Harwood over following an article Harwood wrote about Lanier's brother comitting suicide.
Harwood says the only lesson he learned was to look before crossing the street.
Stacey Martin News 7. )) [Forecasts]
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The Charlotte Motor Speedway has announced that over $4 and a half million dollars will be up for grabs at the track this month.
With $2 and a half set aside for the Coke 600, and nearly one a half earmarked for the Winston.
Speedway president Humpy Wheeler, always picks the winner ahead of time - this year it's RUSTY!!
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The Blue Ridge district soccer tournament begins nest Tuesday in Vinton, but last night two old district rivals did their best to dodge the rain and get their kicks in the New River Valley.
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Indians vs. Blue Demons; :05]


Christiansburg hosted Blacksburg in a 7:30 start on a field that offered both teams a chance to reflect on their seasons.
The Indians would attack the wet turf and the Demons with Braden Powell taking the pass and blasting a shot - that is just high over the cross bar.
It would be a physical game of inches all night long as the Blue Demons' Todd Smart makes a great slide tackle to stop an Indian break.
Both net minders played well. Here Christian Duke stops the Dustin Bond shot. And lightning would stop
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the game suspending it with 9:07 to play.
It ends in a scoreless tie.
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The Knicks-Hicks series continued last night as the Pacers hosted New York in game two of their series.
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On almost the same night 28 year ago, New York's Willis Reed hobbled out with an injury and helped the Knicks win the title over the Lakers.
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/TNT; :00]


Last night Pat Ewing was the Knick center coming back from an injury - and to be honest they should have called back Reed.
Reggie Miller blistered the nets for 21 points and
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Ewing was held to just 10 points as the Pacers takes game two 85-to-77. They lead 2 games to none.

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The Jazz and Spurs are hooked up in game two of their series tonight in Utah.
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This afternoon Utah forward Karl Malone, last year's MVP in the league picked up some more hardware and software by winning the annual IBM award.
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This honor is determined through a computer formula that measures a player's performance both on the offensive and defensive end of the floor.
Malone got a 770 IBM think pad computer for winning it.
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Malone averaged 27 points, 10 rebounds and four assists a game this season while leading the Jazz to the best record in the NBA.
Tim Duncan was second in the formula voting.
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It's the first time Malone has won the honor. Michael Jordan was 8th.[S-Jordan]


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Speaking of his "Airness" - Michael and the Bulls now head to Charlotte for game three of their series with the Hornets.
Michael says Wednesday night's loss just might be the wake up call the Bulls needed.
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((MICHAEL JORDAN:))
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[S-Caps]


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The Washington Caps opened their Eastern conference semi-finals series with Ottawa last night by turning loose the old guys!
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/Senators vs. Caps;:00]


Adam Oates, Peter Bondra, and Brain Bellows - all members of the 30-something club scored goals to break a open a close game and propel the Caps to a 4-to-2 win.
[SUPER=31-Ottawa/2/Washington/4;]


The Caps are trying to make it to the conference finals for just the second tim in franchise history.

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Still to come tonight, we will head down to Charlotte and check in on the PGA senior's tour
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with Roanoke's own Billy King.
Roy Stanley talks with the Blue Hills golfer about his rocky start to the season and what he's doing to get on track this weekend.

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The PGA senior tour begins a three day run in Charlotte tomorrow morning at the Piper Glen TPC course.
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Billy King has the first tee time of the day at nine o'clock.
Roy Stanley talked with Billy during his practice rounds in Charlotte about life on the big tour.
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((Ask any of golfers on the P-G-A tour and they'll tell you that Blue Hills pro Billy King is a good golfer with a future on the Senior Tour.)) ((ED SNEED/PGA VETERAN PRO:)) ((But there are plenty of good golfers on the tour. And since January King has not played up to his ability.
Kings best finish so far has been a tie for 46-th place at the American Express Invitational. And his game reached a very low point two weeks ago when he shot 90 at the Las Vegas Senior Classic.)) ((BILLY KING/PGA SENIOR TOUR ROOKIE:)) ((MARSHALL ESCOBEDO/SENIOR TOUR CADDY:)) ((King, A rookie on the tour, is also betting that his game will get better throughout the season.
And it could happen this weekend when King will have a group of friends from the valley following him at the Home Depot Invitational in Charlotte.)) ((KING:)) ((ROY STANLEY: ))
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Finally tonight--
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Crews were hanging out late in Roanoke, adding a touch of beauty to the star city.
A total of 331 baskets of flowers were hung on lamposts all over downtown.
They cost about 10,000 dollars and were donated by Valley Beautiful.
Flower baskets filled with lilies, geraniums and petunias, among other plants line six areas in downtown Roanoke including Church Avenue and Market Square.
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