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[ANCHOR=Eric]

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[WRITER=eea]
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Up next on News 7 at 11...
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[VO-NAT]


Franklin County rescue workers are searching for a missing nursing home patient.
An explosion at an Illinois church service sends more than two dozen people to the hospital.
And students in Springfield, Oregon prepare to return to the school where two classmates died.
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News 7 is next.

[Franklin-Search]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-39; 28:10]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Nearly 50 rescue workers are searching a 15-square mile area in Franklin County at this hour for an elderly man missing since early this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


Authorities say George W. Walker wandered away from the Franklin Manor Rest Home between six and eight this morning and hasn't been seen since.
Henry, Pittsylvania, and Roanoke County E-M-S workers are helping with the search.
Police say Walker is a 68 year-old black man and was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt, and brown pants and tennis shoes.
He's about five foot-seven and 139 pounds.
Police are asking people with information to contact the Franklin County Sheriff's Department.
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[RockyMount-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Meanwhile, Franklin County police have identified the victim in last night's shooting as 19-year old Mickey Ellis.
Authorities say Ellis was shot in the face during an argument at a McDonald's parking lot in Rocky Mount.
Police arrested Randy Moran (MOR-ANN) in connection with the shooting.
Ellis was transferred to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
His condition is NOT known.

[81-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=98-36; 1:04:12]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A woman smashed her car into the back of a tractor-trailor this morning--tying up traffic on I-81.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The accident happened about 7:15 near exit 143.
State Police say the woman was driving in the left lane, fell asleep, ran onto the median, then under the back of a truck.
She was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, though her injuries did NOT appear to be serious.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was NOT hurt.
Southbound traffic was stopped for a short time while the car was hauled away.
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[Church-explosion]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]


33 people were hurt when a church in Illinois exploded this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville, IL;]


The blast hit the First Assembly of God Church in Danville, Illinois.
About 300 people were attending a worship service when it happened.
The pastor says the explosion was centered near the youth section of the building, and many of those injured are teenagers.
Federal agents spent the day collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses.
So far they don't know if the blast came from inside, or outside the building.
Investigators say they're not ruling ANYTHING out.
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[School-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The parents of the boy charged in last week's Oregon school shooting knew about his fascination with guns.
Friends say they were trying to re-direct their son's interest into a supervised hobby.
Meanwhile, students and school officials are preparing themselves to return to their classrooms.
Lee Cowan has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=they gathered]
[SUPER=03-Springfield, OR; :00]
[SUPER=01-Larry Browning/Pastor; :17]
[SUPER=01-Douglas Vaughn/Pastor; :32]
[SUPER=01-Sara Branom/Injured Student; 1:08-QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Adam Walburger/Injured Student; 1:15-QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Jamon Kent/Superintendent; 1:22-]

QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:26]
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[OUT Q=CBS News.]

(( THEY GATHERED IN THE MORNING DRIZZLE, ACROSS FROM THURSTON HIGH. TEARS LOST IN THE RAIN, AS THE STRUGGLE TO UNDERSTAND CONTINUED.
SUPER: LARRY BROWNING//PASTOR
SOT 13:15:20

"I'm here to sharehurting so desparately."
NAT CHURCH 10:04:07
UNDER THE ROOF OF ANOTHER CHURCH NOT FAR AWAY, THE VICTIM'S NAMES WERE READ ALOUD.

SUPER: DOUGLAS VAUGHAN//PASTOR SOT 10:36:53

"Michael..mercy and grace."
ON THIS SUNDAY, THE PRAYERS WERE NEARLY ALL THE SAME; THAT THE LIST WON'T GROW ANYMORE.
THE SUSPECTED SHOOTER, 15 YEAR OLD KIP KINKEL, REMAINS UNDER SUICIDE WATCH AT A JUVENILE DETENTION FACILITY. SOME OF THE STUDENTS WHO WATCHED THE HORROR UNFOLD, MANY WITH THE SCARS TO PRIVE IT, ARE WONDERING HOW THEY WILL EVER RETURN TO SCHOOL.
SUPER: SARA BRANOM//INJURED STUDENT "My friends.by cafeteria."
SUPER: ADAM WALBURGER//INJURED STUDENT "There's no reason not to go back to school."
SCHOOL OFFICIALS SAY COMING BACK IS THE FIRST, AND MOST IMPORTANT STEP.

SUPER: JAMON KENT//SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT SOT 16:14:10

"It's part of the healing process.
LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS))


[Tease1]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Straight ahead--Joe Barta talks about his chances for success against Congressman Rick Boucher.
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[VO-NAT]


And, skateboarders and rollerbladers in Lexington have something to celebrate--a park of their own.
More when the news continues.
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[Ninth-District]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-51; 02:33]
[GRAPHIC=Republican Party]


Joe Barta believes he can succeed where other Republicans have failed... and defeat Ninth District Congressman Rick Boucher.
The Radford opthalmologist says he will have more than optimism on his side.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville/Yesterday]


Barta won the Republican nomination yesterday, at the district convention in Wytheville.
Though Democrat Rick Boucher was first elected to Congress in 1982, and has easily turned away all challengers since, Barta says 1998 will be different.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is the]

((JOE BARTA/R- CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: THIS IS THE BEST CHANCE IN A LONG TIME TO UNSEAT MR. BOUCHER AND ONE OF THE REASONS IS THIS TIME THERE'S GOING TO BE A CLEAR CHOICE IN THE CANDIDATES. MR. BOUCHER AND I ARE NOT MUCH ALIKE. I'M A CONSERVATIVE, HE'S NOT. I'M MARRIED AND I HAVE CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN, HE DOESN'T. I'M A VETERAN. HE'S NOT A VETERAN.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Barta/(R) Candidate for Congress]
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[OUT Q=not a veteran.]
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[ANCHOR=Eric]
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Barta predicts his campaign will raise more money than any of the Republican challengers since 1984.
And with a relatively low turnout expected in the November election, he says a strong Republican showing could mean defeat for Boucher.

[R'bridge-Taxes]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-34; 1:08:01]
[GRAPHIC=Taxes]


Residents in at least two cities in Rockbridge County will be paying more in real estate taxes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


Lexington's City Council recently approved a three-cent tax hike.
That raises the total tax to 72-cents for every 100 dollars of assessed value.
The increase prompted some concerns that city residents are being overtaxed.
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[SOT 10.31.45 - 10.31.58]
[IN Q=Any time you]

((JON ELLESTAD/LEXINGTON CITY MGR.: ANY TIME YOU RAISE TAXES IT'S AN IMPORTANT ISSUE. THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT LEXINGTON HAS ONE OF THE LOWEST TAX RATES OUT OF ANY OF THE OTHER CITIES IN VIRGINIA. LAST TIME I LOOKED WE WERE ABOUT THE FIFTH LOWEST. AND, I THINK RAISING IT THREE CENTS IS REASONABLE.))
[SUPER=01-Jon Ellestad/Lexington City Mgr.]
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[OUTQ=cents is reasonable.]
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[ANCHOR=Eric]
[SS=none]


Buena Vista residents will also likely get a three-cent hike in their real estate taxes.
However, city officials are currently reassessing the value of area real estate.
And, they say that increase could change when their reassessment is complete.
Glasgow officials voted NOT to change real estate taxes this year.
Increases in Buena Vista and Lexington go into effect July first.

[Skate-Park]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-37; 39:17]
[GRAPHIC=none]


By this time next week many rollerbladers and skateboarders in Lexington will be practicing their sport--LEGALLY.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


It's now against the law in most parts of the city for many skaters to go joyriding.
In January, city council approved construction of a skate park.
And, now the project is almost complete.
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[SOT 15.30.55 - 15.31.07 tape #1]
[IN Q=It was very]

((MARY HARVEY/SKATE PARK COMMITEE: IT WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO GET A FACILITY LIKE THIS IN THE AREA BECAUSE THERE'S NO LEGAL PLACE FOR THESE KIDS TO DO THEIR TRICK BIKES, THEIR IN-LINE SKATES AND THEIR SKATEBOARDS. SO, WE ASKED THE CITY FOR HELP AND THEY CAME THROUGH.))
[SUPER=01-Mary Harvey/Lexington Skate Park Comm.]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=they came through.]
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[VO-NAT]


Some local skaters think the park will help change the image of skating enthusiasts.
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[SOT 15.56.50 - 15.57.05]
[IN Q=Where ever you wanted]

((FORREST SMITH & ALLEN BLICKLE: SO, WHERE EVER YOU WANTED TO DO THIS, IT WASN'T ALLOWED. SO, IF YOU'RE JUST DOING STUFF THAT YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO DO, PEOPLE JUST LABEL YOU AS BEING UP TO NO GOOD AND NOW THAT WE HAVE A PLACE TO DO IT I THINK PEOPLE WILL REALIZE THAT IT'S JUST ALL FOR FUN.))
[SUPER=07-Forrest Smith;]
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[OUT Q=all for fun.]
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[VO-NAT]


The skaters are hoping to raise 20 thousand dollars from Rockbridge County and local businesses to add ramps and rails to the skate park.
It's expected to officially open next week.
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[Bike-Cops]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-33; 50:06]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal]


More Roanoke Police officers will be travelling on two wheels this summer. With the help of a federal grant, the city is expanding its bike patrols.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Starting this weekend, additional officers are patrolling four neighborhoods. That number will expand as more uniforms and equipment arrive.
A grant from the U. S. Justice Department is paying for the program, and so far 60 officers have completed the bicycle training course.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Everyone I've talked]

((OFFICER DAVE BOYER/ROANOKE CITY POLICE: EVERYONE I'VE TALKED TO IS DYING TO GET OUT THERE AND RIDE AND USE THE SKILLS THEY'VE LEARNED IN THE SCHOOLS AND GET OUT THERE AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE. I THINK EVERYONE WANTS TO TRY TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEMS AND WITH THE AID OF THE BIKE HOPEFULLY WE CAN DO THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Officer Dave Boyer/Roanoke City Police;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=hopefully we can do that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Officials say the goal of the program is to strengthen the partnership between the community and the police department. The additional bike patrols will not take away from the department's normal patrols.
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[Candlelight-Reel]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=VA Newsreel]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Newsreel]


The Candlelight Club was all the rage in Roanoke County in the early 1960's until it went up in flames.
David Seidel takes us back to May 10, 1963 in this week's edition of Virginia Newsreel.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./May 10, 1963; :08]
[SUPER=20-David/Seidel; :25]
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[OUT Q=Seidel, News7.]

(( The fire at the Candlelight Club was discovered around one in the morning.
The club sat on Route-Eleven, just outside the Roanoke City limits.
Roanoke County firefighters at first couldn't find the fire and as smoke continued to build, the situation worsened.

There was little the firefighters could do.
Flames gutted the popular club and caused some 60-thousand dollars in damage.
Afterwards the owners criticized the efforts of firefighters-- saying they should have brought more water and called the Roanoke City Fire Department for help.
Roanoke County firefighters defended their actions, contending that heavy smoke and intense heat limited their efforts and left little chance of saving the building.
That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm David Seidel, News-7.))

[Tease2]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Up next--some people in Bedford remember fallen confederate soldiers.
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[VO-NAT]


It was a rainy start for Festival in the Park but that didn't dampen any spirits.
More when the news continues.
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[Re-enactment]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-26; 1:42:05]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A civil war skirmish played a part in Bedford County's holiday weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford;]


Union forces and members of the Liberty militia met near Bedford in June, 1864.
Today, Reenactors from central and western Virginia recreated the confrontation on the grounds of the Elks National Home.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Although they were pushed back]

((BETTY MCKINNEY/BEDFORD AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: ALTHOUGH THEY WERE PUSHED BACK, THEY DID HOLD THEM OFF LONG ENOUGH TO LET GENERAL JUBAL EARLEY GET HIS TROOPS IN PLACE. THEN WHEN THEY WENT TO LYNCHBURG, THE UNION TROOPS WERE PUSHED BACK ALL THE WAY TO THE PEAKS OF OTTER.))
[SUPER=01-Betty KcKinney/Bedford Chamber of Commerce;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=the peaks of otter.]
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[VO/NAT SOT]


The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored today's event. A memorial service and 21- gun salute followed the re-enactment at the Bedford County Courthouse .
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[Road-Report]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=Road Report]
[GRAPHIC=Road Report]


If holiday traffic doesn't hold you up this week, some area construction projects may.
Here's Stacey Martin with this week's edition of Road Report.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Traffic back ups]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :10]
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[OUT Q=I'm SM.]

((Traffic back ups are likely this week along Coleman road in Roanoke County.
V-DOT crews are working on the Route 7-35 bridge in that area and will be directing traffic at times. [pre pro]
In Bedford County, Route 6-37 will be shut down as crews work to replace a pipe along that road.
Work is scheduled to continue until late this summer. [pre pro]
Finally in Giles County traffic is squeezed down to one lane along Route 4-60 near the bridge over the New River.
Crews are making repairs to the bridge.
That's it for this week's edition of Road Report.
I'm Stacey Martin.))

[Festival-Roundup]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-38; 30:34]
[GRAPHIC=Festival in the Park]


Festival in the Park found an appreciative audience today, despite a soggy start.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The rain fell hard this morning, delaying the fun in Elmwood Park.
Food vendors and craft show exhibitors were counting on clearer skies for the afternoon.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We don't have]

((ROBERTA FAVITTA/CRAFT SHOW EXHIBITOR: WE DON'T HAVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL IN MY ROOM AND I'M A WEATHER CHANNEL ADDICT, SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S SUPPOSED TO DO, BUT I'VE GOT MY FINGERS CROSSED.))
[SUPER=01-Roberta Favitta/Craft Show Exhibitor;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=my fingers crossed.]
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[VO-NAT]


With a festival that spans two weekends, organizers say they've learned to prepare for the rain, and enjoy the breaks between the clouds.
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[SOT UB 10:50:27]
[IN Q=We haven't had any major problems]

((WENDI SCHULTZ/FESTIVAL DIRECTOR: WE HAVEN'T HAD ANY MAJOR PROBLEMS. THE WEATHER HELD OFF FOR US MOST OF THE DAY YESTERDAY. UNFORTUNATELY WE DID HAVE TO CANCEL THE CMB MORTGAGE ROAD RACE YESTERDAY MORNING, WHICH WAS REAL DISAPPOINTING, BECAUSE A LOT OF FOLKS HAD WORKED REAL HARD ON THAT, BUT THE COURSE WAS JUST TOO TREACHEROUS.))
[SUPER=01-Wendi Schultz/Festival Director]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=just too treacherous.]
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The weather did improve this afternoon, and the bicycle time trial on Mill Mountain came off as planned.
Festival in the Park continues tomorrow with activities in Elmwood Park, and the Saturn Festival Cup Bike Race downtown.
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[SUPER=X5001;][S-Coke]



[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-11]
[GRAPHIC=Charlotte]


Jeff Gordon and Ray Everham redeemed themselves from empty gas tanks and late arrivals to practice by winning the Coca-Cola 600 last night and he takes over the points race.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC/TBS; :00]


The Charlotte Motor Speedway was the perfect setting for the Winston Cup Cicuit's longest race.
But last night was as much about who didn't finsh as who did. Bill Elliott gave way to relief driver David Green after suffering exhaustion.
Not many cautions came out but Geoff Bodine did get loose on lap 241 coming out of turn 4, he saves it and Gordon avoids the mess.
Then, the biggest wreck of the night, randy laJoi gets into Dale Earhandt who has no place to go and he hits the wall and is out.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Just]

(())
[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Knocked Out of Race; :00]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=...that's good"]
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[VO-NAT(con't)]


Gordon, who led through out part of the night, would take the checkered flag after taking on four tires while most took on two in a pit stop near the end of the race. His third career victory at Charlotte.
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[S-Indy]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-2]
[GRAPHIC=Indy 500]


Eddie Cheever was realtively unknown in open wheel racing..that is until ttoday when he won the 82nd running of the Indianapolis 500.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/ABC; :00]


The race was delayed about 40 minutes to dry the track but once the gree flag dropped, tthe weather helpd up.
It did not take long for the first caution flag to fall; on lap one J.J Yeley spins out and gets up close and personal with the field camera.
Tony Stewart was leading until he had engine trouble and was forced out.
Then, Sam Scmidt's car spins out and hits the wall, but his collision did nott compare to the hit Jim Guthire took. Tthe ambulance came out and Guthire was taken to the hospital.
Cheever stayed relatively free of trouble and takes the checkered flag, winning the 82nd Indy 500. Cheever would take the customary swig of milk in the winners circle.

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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-12]
[GRAPHIC=NBA Playoffs]


The Los Angeles Lakers tried to avoid a sweep by Utah in game four of their Western Conference playoff series today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Inglewood, CA/NBC; :00]


Karl Malone would pace the Jazz with 32 points and 14 rebounds, including this bucket that gave the Jazz a 35-24 lead in the second.
[super=32-Utah/96/Los Angeles/92;]Shaquille O'Neil led the lakers with 38 points. But not even a shack attack could p

revent the Jazz from advancing to their second straight NBA final as they win 96-92.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Sloan/Utah Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del Harris/Lakers Head Coach; :09]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=...if they wwant to"]

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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-5]
[GRAPHIC=NHL]


Detroit dominated Dallas on the defensive side to win their NHL Western Conference finals opener.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX/Red Wings vs. Stars; :00]


Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood only had to stop 14 shots for his 10th career playoff shut out. Both team managed only a shot a piece in the fiorst 10 minutes of the game.
[super=31-Detroit/2/Dallas/0;] martin Lapointt had a goal and an assist for the Redwings. Game two is Tuesday in Re

union arena. Red wings win game one against the stars 2-notrhing.

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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-9]
[GRAPHIC=D-III championships]


Eastern Connectticut edged Aurora 4-3 this evening to advance to the winners bracket third round of the NCAA Division III baseball championships.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Eastern Connecticut vs. Aurora; :00]


Aurora took the early lead when Nick Zubay connected on this shot down the first baseline that plates Eric Zelinski.
It was all Warriors afetr that. Chris D'Amato brings in George davis on a double over the [super=34-Eastern Connect

icut St./4/Aurora/3;]centerfielders head. 2-1 in Eastern Conecticut's favor.
Anthony Formato with a sac fly as ECS wins 4-3 adn will eet tthe winner of the Cortland/ Monttclair state game, which is still in progress.

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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-4]
[GRAPHIC=Braves]


Atlanta's Tom Glavine and Chicago's Steve Tracksel matched wits on the mound, giving up a combined 3 runs on just six hits.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Cubs vs. Mets; :00]


In the first, Chicago's manny Alexander clocks a solo shot off Glavine to give the Cubs a 1-nothing lead.
Some defense please...watch Atlanta's Michael Tucker make the awesome diving catch to end the Cubs [SUPER=35-Atlant

a/2/Chicago/1;]threat in the third. Nice grab!
Tucker does it with the bat, bring in the game wiining run in the bottom of the ninth, Braves win 2-1. now your numbers
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[S-Score]


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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Still to come in sports, a look at the final day of the berglund Festival soccer tournament,
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[VO-NAT]


and cyclist tried to get a leg up in the Roanoke Orthapedic Center hill climb today, highlights when we come back.

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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-1]
[GRAPHIC=Saturn Cup]


Cyclists from all over the country were put to the test in the Roanoke Orthopaedic Center Hillclimb on Mill Mountain.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Riders in 11 different categories participated in the time trails.
Here racers compete against the clock, and of course the mountain.
The climb itself is nearly 850 vertical feet with an 8-percent grade.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The first time]

((T.K. MILLER/CYCLIST: THE FIRST TIME I DID IT I ACTUALLY TRAINED BY COMING OUT AND DOING IT A FEW TIMES A WEEK AND RIDING IT THIS YEAR I TRAINED BY SITTING IN THE BASEMENT ON A TRAINER WHICH IS NOT THE BEST WAY TO DO IT. AMY LOGAN/CYCLIST: IT'S JUST SOMETHING YOU DO TO TEST YOURSELF AND SEE HOW MISERABLE YOU CAN MAKE YOURSELF AND HOW GOOD YOU FEEL AT THE END.))
[SUPER=01-T. K. Miller/Cyclist; :00]
[SUPER=01-Amy Logan/Cyclist; :17]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=at the end]
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[VO-NAT]


It felt so good for some, that once just wasn't enough.
Junior State Cycling Champion, Brandon Tate, rode the course in two divisions.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=just for experience]

((BRANDON TATE/JUNIOR STATE CHAMPION: JUST FOR THE EXPERIENCE. TO CHECK THE COURSE OUT. THE NEXT RACE IS JUNIORS AND IT PAYS PRETTY GOOD MONEY, SO.))
[SUPER=01-Brandon Tate/Junior State Champion;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=good money, so]
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[VO-NAT]


Olympians and national champions were among the entrants today.
The professional cyclists began their climbs around 6:30.
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[S-Soccer]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-6]
[GRAPHIC=Soccer]


many of the girls and boys who represented the 180 soccer teams collected hardware in the Berglund Festival Soccer tournament.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Afternoon; :00]


The two day event wrapped up today at it's three sites. At Rivers Edge, the Roanoke local u-16 team lost to Richmonds Pocushock; but 7 of 9 Roanoke Stars girls teams won championships!
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Our girls]
[SUPER=01-Steve Holt/Roanoke Stars U-12 Girls Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=....get into it"]
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[VO-NAT]

(------------) I boys, two Charlotte teams needed penalty kicks to decide a champion. The Lightning beat the Hurricanes 2-1.