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Coming up on News 7-
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The search is over for victims of a Roanoke Apartment fire-
Plus a hostage situation in Florida. Five people are dead- including three police officers and a child.
Another fatal SCHOOL shooting- this time in Tennessee.
Plus growth in Bedford County brings people out.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.

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Good Evening.
A hostage situation in Florida is over-
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[SUPER=03-Hernando Co., FL;]


A gunman suspected of killing his 4- year old son- fatally shot three police officers before killing himself.
The standoff ended at a Shell Gas station tonight.
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Crews used search dogs to look for more victims of a Roanoke apartment fire- Today's tedious searching did not turn up any more bodies.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


Bedford County's growing pains are bringing many folks out tonight-
The topic- Zoning. We'll tell you what's happening tonight.
Join us for News 7at Eleven.

[Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[ANCHOR TAG***]
The search for bodies after a Roanoke Apartment fire on Church Avenue ended tonight-
As Eric Earnhart reports rescue workers used all the resources they had before giving up.
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[SUPER=01-Chris Holleyman/Dog Handler;:16]
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((Search dogs prepresent the final stage of the body recovery operation. Hoping the dogs could smell what rescue workers can't see, handlers walked them around and through the depris, trying to pick up a scent. Initial results were incluclusive.

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((CHRIS HOLLEYMAN/DOG HANDLER; IT'S HARD TO SAY HERE, THEY FOUND FIVE BODIES HERE YESTERDAY, IT'S HARD FOR ME TO SAY WHETHER OR NOT IT WAS A RESIDUAL SCENT OF THOSE PEOPLE OR IF HE WAS ACTUALLY PICKING UP ON SOMEBODY ELSE.)) [RUNS14]
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The Mechanical part of the search, called an excavator, has been on the scene from the beginning. Firefighters give credit to the operator, Mark Amos. His deft touch allowed them to recover bodies intact, and uncover pieces of possible evidence.

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((MARK AMOS/HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR; WE JUST TRY TO BE CAREFUL NOT TO CRUSH ANYTHING, JUST PICK IT UP WITHOUT CRUSHING, AS MUCH AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN. WE JUST TRY TO PICK STUFF UP ADN MOVE IT OUT OF THE WAY FOR THEM.)) [RUNS14]
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Working together they found pieces of flooring and took samples, two electrical panels and a gas meter. no more bodies.
Firefighters acknowlege it's possible for a fire this intense to completely destory a fire victim's remains.

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((DEPUTY CHIEF WINSTON SIMMONS/ROANOKE FIRE CHIEF; IF THAT'S THE CASE, WE WOULD NEVER FIND THAT INDIVIDUAL, WE WANT, HOPEFULLY, AST LEAST IN OUR MINDS WEKNOW WE DID EVERYTHING WE COULD.))
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Rescue workers were driven to continue the search through the day by an unconfirmed report that a woman, unaccounted for, may have been visiting a family here. Now they say, they've done all they can.
Eric Earnhart, News 7,)) [***WIPE to Fire Victims Board**] [Jean's mic hot]
The identity of one of the victims has now been confirmed.
48-year old Percy Junior McClease's body was pulled from the rubble.
Three tenants are still missing: Willie Mae Green, Walter Bernard Green and Summer Green.
Authorities say a a few possible visitors cold also be missing.

[Caldwell]


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A Roanoke man accused of a murder just hours before the fire- says witnesses who would have spoken for him, died in the blaze.
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Willie Caldwell is accused of shooting Kevin Lee Jones on Gilmer Avenue shortly before the fire.
[SUPER=04-Yesterday;]


Caldwell lived in the building.
During his arraignment today he said all of his witnesses died in the fire.
The judge set a preliminary hearing in June and appointed an attorney to represent Caldwell.
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[Bedford-Zoning]


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Residents were out in full force tonight, to oppose a housing developer who wants to build 48-townhouses in Bedford County.
[Double Boxes=Jean and David/Newsroom]

David Johnson is in our newsroom to explain why Forest residents don't want that type of development in their neighborhood.
[Live=David Full/NEwsroom]
[SUPER=@david1;]

Jean, Steven Tolley wants to place his townhouses on a 7-and-a-half acre site between Waterlick and Cameron Roads off of Route 811. But residents say having multi-family units in the same area as single family dwellings will create several problems.


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[VO-NAT]

The community of Forest is the primary area the county has designated for growth. At the top of the list of issues is the potential for more traffic along Route 811, now known as Thomas Jefferson Road. Right now there are no plans to widen that road to alleviate traffic.
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((H.F.GARNER; IT WOULD LEGALLY CONSTITUTE RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT TO ALL 811 DRIVERS AND WOULD BE UNWORTHY OF BEDFORD COUNTY PLANNERS TO ALLOW OR CONDONE THIS MAJOR DEVELOPMENT AT THIS 811 BOTTLENECK UNTIL V-DOT HAS MADE DRASTIC CHANGES.))


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Other opponents say a buffer zone between the proposed development and the rest of the neighborhood would help.
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[Live=David Full/Newsroom]

There appeared to be a failure to communicate tonight between the Board of Zoning Appeals and the developer.
[Double Boxes=Jean and David/Newsroom]

The board had questions Tolley apparently did not answer to the board's satisfaction. Tonight was the final public hearing before the Board makes a decision on the project, which will be soon.


[FL-Shooting]


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A day of terror in Florida- ends with three police officers murdered- a 4-year old also killed and the suspect dead as well.
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The events began as police were driving the suspect to headquarters for questioning in the shooting death of his four-year old son.
Police say he wriggled out of his handcuffs and fatally shot the two officers in the car.
After fleeing, police say the man killed a Florida State Trooper.
Later the man stopped at a gas station north of Tampa- where he took a female clerk hostage-
170 police officers moved in and surrounded the station.
It was there that the suspect killed himself- the hostage was unharmed.
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[TN-School]


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Violence also erupted at a Tennesee high school-
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Police say one student fatally shot another- just three days before both were supposed to graduate.
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((AT FIRST IT SOUNDED LIKE A FAKE GUN. SOUNDED LIKE A CAP GUN.)) [20:06:10] ((YOU KNOW SHOOTING HAPPEN LITTLE KIDS. I SAID THAT NEVER HAPPENS HERE.))
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Police say 18-year old Jacob Davis shot 18-year old Robert Creson- twice killing him.
Authorities believe the dispute was over a girl.
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[Social-Security]


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The latest Social Security talk in Washington- is raising the age Americans receive benefits to 70.
It's just one plan- but as Eric Endberg reports it's already causing controversy.
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(( The biggest -- and likely most controversial--change suggested: Raising the retirement age to 70 by the year 2029. That's a change hitting those born after 1969.... including workers with physically punishing jobs. Today for example it's 92 degrees. I don't think somebody 70 years of age needs to be outside in this heat and this type of weather.
WORKER: A 70 YEAR OLD PERSON JUST CAN'T DO THIS KIND OF WORK. IT JUST DOESN'T HAPPEN. THAT WOULD BE REAL SAD FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE. Another big change recommended: Allowing people to shift 2 per cent of their payroll tax money to a variety of private investment funds the government would approve.
SEN. BREAUX PEOPLE WILL HAVE A FEELING THAT THEY ARE PART OF IT...THAT THEY ARE ACTUALLY MAKING SOME OF THESE INVESTMENT DECISIONS THEY CAN SEE HOW THEIR MONEY IS BEING INVESTED...AT LEAST PART OF IT.)) [Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

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The Hillcats aren't hitting any homeruns with their attendance records.
We'll tell you why some empty seats are being added into those totals in our series.."Home Field Advantage."
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And
You may be used to seeing cows on the side of the road, but what about in the middle of the road?
We'll have the unusual traffic backup near Richmond coming up.
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[1-Home-Field]


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Lynchburg is ready to spend three million dollars to overhaul its minor league ballpark-
But some people are questioning the need and the numbers. [**TAKE FULLSCREEN Home Field Advantage**]
It's all in part one of Steve Smallshaw's series "Home Field Advantage".
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Lynchburg's City Stadium can hold up to four thousand minor league baseball fans.. but on most nights, only small handfuls of people come out to watch the Hillcats.
Still, a month into the season, the team says it's averaging more than 14- hundred fans a night.. numbers that might surprise a lot of people.
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((In the world of sports, inflated attendance figures are nothing new.. in the days of the old American Basketball League, one team reportedly used the "first quarter rule".. if the score at the end of the first quarter was 35-28, they listed the attendance as 3,528.
But what about minor league baseball and more specifically the Lynchburg Hillcats?
On three different nights during three separate homestands this spring, we physically counted the number of people in the stands. OUR numbers never came close to the reported attendance figures.)) [RUNS:28]
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On April 17th, the box score says there were 14 hundred and 70 people at the game.. we counted less than 600.
Twelve days later, the paper claimed a thousand sixty-six.. our figure was 4-oh-7.
And on May 13th, the report was 983 fans.. we showed just 372.
In all, the team's average attendance for the six games we saw was more than TWICE what we counted.
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((PAUL SUNWALL/HILLCATS GENERAL MANAGER: IT'S A LITTLE COMPLICATED AND IT IS A LITTLE MISLEADING WHEN YOU SEE THAT IN THE PAPER AND THEN YOU KNOW THERE AREN'T THAT MANY OUT HERE.)) [RUNS:07]
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General manager Paul Sunwall calls it a "numbers game", but says league rules allow teams to count "no shows" of advanced ticket sales.. and add THAT to the number on the turnstile.
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((SUNWALL: IF YOU ONLY HAVE A FEW HUNDRED, NORMALLY THERE'S ANOTHER EQUAL TO THAT OR MORE THAT AREN'T COMING BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER OR WHATEVER REASONS. AND WE'RE ABLE TO COUNT THOSE IN THE PAID ATTENDANCE FIGURE AND THAT'S WHY YOU SEE THE DIFFERENCE IN THE BOX SCORES.)) [RUNS:15]
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But some feel that's dishonest.
When plans for a brand NEW ballpark were being floated last year, opponents claimed the team was padding its attendance to create the illusion of fan support.
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((CHARLIE RUSSELL/OPPOSED SPORTS COMPLEX: AND WHEN THEY USED THOSE INFLATED FIGURES FOR THEIR LONG- TERM PROJECTS, WE WERE ABLE TO QUIET IT VERY EFFECTIVELY.)) [RUNS:11]
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The idea of a sports complex has been scrapped, but Lynchburg has agreed to overhaul City Stadium to make it more "fan- friendly".
We'll take a look at those plans in part two of our series on Wednesday.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[Prison-Surplus]


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Too much prison space in Virginia is drawing some "I-told-you-so's" from state lawmakers.
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[SUPER=03-Sussex Co./November 1997;]


Virginia's Department of Corrections has just reached an agreement with the District of Columbia to take in some of D-C's inmates.
The extra space would be worse if state lawmakers had NOT forced Governor George Allen's administration to pare down plans three years ago.
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((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: WE NOW HAVE 36-HUNDRED EXTRA BEDS. WE WOULD HAVE HAD 72-HUNDRED. BUT WE KIND OF CUT THEIR PRISON BUILDING PROGRAM WAY BACK.))
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The surplus prison space means about 150-million dollars was spent four years before it was needed.

[Gilmore]


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Two years funding for the largest tax cut in Virginia history got the green light-- and so did Governor Jim Gilmore.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/May 13;]


A new V-C-U poll shows Gilmore riding high, with a total of 64- percent of Virginians giving him good or excellent job ratings.
That's double the 32- percent approval he got in a NEWS 7 poll in February, before lawmakers voted on his car tax cut.

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More changes are in the works for the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Museum officials announced renovation plans today.
A new front entrance, a fresh coat of paint and a pedestrian plaza are all part of the scheduled improvements.
The Virginia Department of Transportation and a Roanoke city bond issue will fund the almost 400-thousand dollar project.
The improvements should be in place by October, when the museum will enter its final phase of renovation.
That includes updating the Pavillion and contructing a new West Gallery.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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After weeks in the pound-today four dogs were reunited with one Roanoke homeless man, who calls them his only family.
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[VO-NAT]


And
Ethics in magic..
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((ONCE YOU KNOW THE SECRET, THE MAGIC IS GONE... ))
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Some local magicians are fighting back against specials that reveal the tricks of their trade.
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[Sinatra]


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Friends and family are attending a private vigil for Frank Sinatra tonight.
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[SUPER=03-Beverly Hills, CA;]


It's being held at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Beverly Hills.
Sinatra's family will be joined by old friends, including Gregory Peck, Kirk Douglas, Robert Wagner, Don Rickles, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme and one of Sinatra's ex-wife Mia Farrow.
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[Magician]


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Three "FOX" t-v specials have shown millions of viewers how some of the world's most famous magic tricks are done.. but now magicians are ready to do a little revealing of their own.
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Illusionists like Lynchburg's Kevin and Cindy Spencer have teamed up with the syndicated show "Extra" to unmask FOX's Masked Magician.
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((KEVIN SPENCER/ILLUSIONIST: WHAT WE HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH IS TO REMOVE THE MYSTERY AND THE INTRIGUE. IT'S EXACTLY WHAT THEY'VE BEEN TRYING TO DO TO US. ONCE YOU KNOW THE SECRET, THE MAGIC IS GONE, I MEAN THAT'S BASICALLY WHAT THEY'VE BEEN DOING TO THE PUBLIC, SAYING `THIS IS THE WAY THE TRICK WORKS' AND SO THE MYSTERY OF IT IS ALL GONE.))
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While attendance at their own shows has remained steady, the Spencers say the FOX shows have put many less- established magicians out of business.
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[Blair]


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It was a family reunion today for one homeless man.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Robbie Blair got his dogs back.
The mom, Red Dog, and her puppies spent the last three-and-a-half weeks in the pound.
Their owner had been charged with violating a city ordinance: selling the puppies before they were seven weeks old.


Those charges were dropped today.
The commonwealth's attorney didn't have enough evidence to prove Blair was peddling the puppies.
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((ROBBIE BLAIR/PROUD PAPA: ACTUALLY, I WASN'T SELLING THEM. I WAS JUST GIVING THEM AWAY. AND I WAS ACCEPTING DONATIONS. AND I WOULDN'T CALL THAT SELLING THEM. I'D CALL THAT GIVING THEM AWAY AND ACCEPTING DONATIONS.))
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Now the pups ARE old enough to be sold.
And that's exactly what Blair says he'll do.
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Dale Earnhardt junion races some fans in Salem tonight, the Avalanche tried to take one of the Hillcats nine lives and speaking
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Cardinals vs. Phillies; :00]

] of baseball and our extra point/; St. Louis slugger mark McGuire crushes not one, not two but three homers tonight against Philadelpphia. Yo Queiro taco bell.McGuire takes over the major league lead for homers with a wapping 20 on the season; His total distance of all three was 1, thoudand 322 feet; it's the fourth time in his carrerr he's hit 3 dingers.




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Thunder Valley got a real jolt last night when Busch Series star Dale Earnhardt Junior reminisced and raced with fans.
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Dale Earnhardt's son turned the go cart track with fans who shelled out 30 dollars a piece to race him. He was in Salem from 6 to 8:30 this evening and had as much fun as the fans.
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[SUPER=03-Nazareth, PA/First Union 200;]


While his 28th finish at the First Union 200 at Nazareth Speedway this past weekend was not fun; his season is a different story. He's third in the Busch points, has won one race and is the only driver to have one two Bud poles in the first 11 races.
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(())
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[S-Avalanche]


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[WRITER=dal]
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The Lynchburg Hillcats traveled west on 460 for a meeting with the Salem Avalanche tonight.
The first of this three game series at Memorial Field would go into extra innings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


THe Hillcats draw first blood as fans enjoy a balmy night at the ballpark in Salem.
But in the bottom of the fifth Lynchburg bobbles Bernard Hutchison's hit to short and Brian Anthony scores from third for Salem.
The Avalanche find the bat in the sixth, Mark Hamlin sends one over the center field wall and Salem leads two to one.
[SUPER=37-Salem/4/Lynchburg/3/10 innings;]


Rod Bair steps up to the plate next and slings one over the left field wall.
The Avalanche go on to win it 4 to 3 in 10 innings.
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[Anchor=Steve]
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In other action Frederick beat Danville 11-to-2.[S-Glenvar]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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Glenvar and the Patrick Henry Glades Springs Lady Rebels took the Green Hill park diamond yesterday in a Region C quarterfinal tilt.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Patrick Henry vs. Glenvar; :00]


The Lady Highlanders were faced with a defensive battle yesterday afternoon.
Glenvar's Tara Huff is on first, the Rebels with overthrow to first sending the ball into the outfield and Huff motors around the horn for the score.
[SUPER=34-Glenvar/1/Patrick Henry/0;]


Glenvar takes a 1-to-nothing lead into the top of the sixth and the Highlanders hang on to win it 1-to-nothing.

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[WRITER=sma]
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The Bulls and the Pacers battled it out tonight in game two of their eastern conference playoff series.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/TNT; :00]

to the windy city we go for the game. In the early going wtach Luc Longley take the rock into the lane and make the statement with the slam that clears the floor. Michael Jordan missed his first couple of shots but heated up to score 7 in tthe first quarter.
It was then miller time as Reggie Miller drains the shot with the three pointer. right now ___leads --to ---.
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In the NHL playoffs; the Detroit Red Wings wrapped up their series with St. Louis last night; 6-1.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MI/Blues vs. Red Wings; :00]

The red wings are now in the western confeence finals after winning game six of their series with the Blues. the Wings notched two goals in each period and scored three power play goals to advance. Sergie Federov earns 12 million for his team making the fianls. now the scores

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[Sports tease]


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Still to come in sports, we will check in on the Roanoke Wrath as they get ready to return home after a long road trip,
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and the Commonwealth games helda news confeence topday to announce the additions of some new sports,


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The Roanoke Wrath; Roanoke's pro soccer team, reutns to the valley this weekend to face Wilmington.
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The Wrath has not played a game in the valley since may 2nd; but will play at Victory stadium this saturday at 7:30; the first match of the year there. The team is 3 and 5 on the season; 2 and 2 in the D-III pro league and in second place in the Atlantic Division.
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Virginia Amateur Sports announced plans for the 9th annual Commonwealth Games July 17th through the 19th today.
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The VAS and the games sponsors held a news conference at the Tanglewood Holiday Inn this afternoon to announce dates and changes to this summer's games. Three new sports have been added.
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Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller will be this year's special guest. Opening ceremonies are thte 17th at the Roanoke Civic Center.
over 10 thousand athletes are expected to participate in 45 sports.

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A fiery accident near Richmond this morning snarled interstate traffic.
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But that's partly because a small herd of cows was turned loose on Interstate 95.
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((KENNETH YOUNG/TRUCK DRIVER: SAW SOMETHING IN THE ROADWAY AND SWERVED AND THE FRONT TIRE BLEW, AND TRYING TO STEER OUT OF IT AND SAVE IT. AND HIT THE BARRIER. AND IT WAS ALL OVER.))
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The truck was hauling 21 cows.
Six were killed when the truck burst into flames.
One motorist who stopped to help has actually rescued animals before.
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((RICHARD DALE WILLIAMS/RESCUER: JUMP IN THERE AND GET OUT WHAT YOU CAN. THAT'S ABOUT ALL YOU CAN DO. I'M JUST SORRY FOR THE ONES THAT DIED. YOU KNOW IT'S PITIFUL. I HAD TO WATCH 'EM DO IT AND TRY TO GET THE OTHERS OUT TOO, SO.))
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(-------0---------) The cow crash DID NOT seriously injure any HUMANS ... but tied up both north and southbound traffic for hours.