[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Federal agents say it was a bomb that injured dozens yesterday at a church in Illinois.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a helicopter crashes near the Charlotte Motor speedway killing all on board.
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


Hazy and humid for your Memorial Day--
Expect partly cloudy skies, with the possibility of a few scattered thunderstorms.
More details, coming up in the forecast.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Amherst-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Murder]


A game of horseshoes turned deadly in Amherst County last night.
Witnesses say 29- year old Kenneth Branham of Monroe pulled a 12- gauge shotgun from his car, then killed 43 year old Richard Eubank of Amherst.
Police say Branham also shot and wounded two others, Bobby Beverly and Ricky McDaniel.
Beverly is in critical condition at Lynchburg General Hospital.
McDaniel was treated and released.
Kenneth Branham is in the Amherst County Jail on a 100 thousand-dollar bond, facing murder charges and two counts

of malicious wounding.[HELICOPTER-CRASH]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Federal Aviation officials say a powerline is was brought down a helicopter early this morning near Charlotte killing all on board.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Monroe, NC;]

[9:02:08]
N-T-S-B officials say the chopper hit a high-tension wire about 150 feet in the air.
It then crashed to the ground ending up in the east bound lanes of Highway 74.
The pilot and four passengers were killed.
They were coming from the Coca Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
None of the victims were NASCAR drivers.
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[Church-EXPLOSION]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#Net]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]


Federal investigators confirm that the blast yesterday at a church in Illinois was caused by an explosive device outside the church.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville, IL;]

[7:01:52]
The explosion injured 33 members of the congregation, several of them seriously.
It happened just as the morning worship service was beginning.
The bomb tore through the side of the church.
Most of the injured were teenagers sitting in the front three rows.
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[SOT]
[2 SOT!!!]
[IN Q=]

((REV. DENNIS ROGERS:THEY HAD NEEDLES IN THEIR BODIES, MANY CUT'S. IT LOOKED LIKE A WAR ZONE. THERESA FRAZIER: STUFF WAS FLYING. THERE WAS SMOKE. WE COULDN'T SEE ANYTHING. THERE WAS DEBRIS. EVERYONE WAS JUST GRABBING THEIR LOVED ONES ANDGETTING OUT AS QUICK AS WE COULD. THEN WE WENT BACK AND MADE SURE PEOPLE WERE ALRIGHT. ))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Dennis Rogers/First Assembly of God; **QUICK** ]
[SUPER=01-Theresa Frazier/Church Member; :06]
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[OUT Q=SURE PEOPLE WERE ALRIGHT.]
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[VO-NAT]


An agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms says residue is being sent to a lab for examination.
More than a dozen A-T-F agents are on the scene of the explosion.
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[SCHOOL-SHOOTING]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=School Shooting]


One of the students killed in last week's school shooting in Oregon will be buried today.
The funeral for the second student will be held tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Springfield, OR;]


A memorial service was held yesterday honoring the dead and wounded.
Two students remain hospitalized in serious condition.
Meantime, the accussed gunman, fifteen year old Kip Kinkel, remains under a suicide watch.
Kinkel is also accused of killing his parents.
When classes resume tomorrow at Thurston High School, counselors will be made available to both students and staff.


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[SOT]

[4:09:44]
[IN Q=]

((JAMON KENT:THE CAFETERIA IS COMPLETELY RESTORED AT THIS TIME. WE'VE GONE IN AND TAKEN OUT ALL EVIDENCE OF ... BULLETS OR ANY STRUGGLE ... COMPLETELY REPAINTED THE HALLWAY SO THAT ....NO REMAINS OF ANYTHING IN THAT SCHOOL. ))
[SUPER=01-Jamon Kent/School Superintendent;]
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[OUT Q=anyting in that school.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Oregon officials are now trying to head off copycat incidents.
Two students from two other high schools were taken into custody this weekend after they allegedly threatened to kil


l classmates.[MEMORIAL-DAY]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Memorial Day]


President Clinton was at Arlington Cemetery today to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns.
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[VO-NAT]


It's his sixth Memorial Day ceremony at the cemetery and the first since Vietnam- era remains were removed from the tomb earlier this month for identification.
Sometime this summer, using D-N-A testing, experts will decide whether the remains are actually those of an airman shot down over Vietnam in 19-72.
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[Roanoke-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ach]
[TAPE#=98-41]
[GRAPHIC=Memorial Day]


Veterans, family members, and city officials gathered this Memorial Day at Lee Plaza to pay tribute to the dead.
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[IN Q= we are very]

((Brenda Hale;We are very proud to live in a free society and having traveled over seas and seen some of the things people endure I gladly get up and pay homage to the ones that have given the ultimate sacrifice their life.))
[SUPER=07-Brenda Hale;]
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[OUT Q=sacrifice their life]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Jim Maye gave the Memorial Address.
He told a story of a American soldier who gave his life for his country.
The ceremony also included singing of the National Anthem, placing of a wreath and a prayer for peace.
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[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Authorities have called off their search for an elderly man missing in Franklin County.
That story is still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And you'll soon see more of these cruising around Roanoke neighborhoods.
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[Talent=Kimberly]

[Wx-Tease] [Weatherpro]
Well Melanie, it's pretty good CRUISING weather out there right now--
Partly cloudy skies will be the rule this afternoon.
But we're not ruling out a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms along a stationary front.
Let's take a look out there now.... [music up full] [comm1]

[PAKISTAN-HIJACKING]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Drama in the skies over Pakistan this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hyderabad, Pakistan;]

[4:12:27]
Three armed hijackers seized a plane carrying 29 people.
The hijacking ended nine hours later when army commandos over powered and captured the hijackers.
One hijacker and a commando were shot.
But none of the passengers or crew were injured.
Officials say the hijackers were protesting Pakistan's plans to test a nuclear device.
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[Danville-Ax]


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[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
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A five year old boy was run over by a truck last night in Danville.
Jerrick Blackstock is in good condition at the University of North Carolina Hospital.
He was riding in the back of a Chevy pickup truck.
Police say Larnell Hampton backed the truck out of a driveway on Robin Hood Drive and the child fell off the back of the truck.
They say Hampton kept driving and hit the child.
Hampton is charged with driving under the influence.

[Franklin-Search]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-39; 28:10]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The search for a missing elderly Franklin county man has ended.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


Authorities say George W. Walker was found early this morning at a bus stop at the Intersection of 200 and Route 40.

The 68 year old man had wandered away from the Franklin Manor Rest Home yesterday morning.
E-M-S workers from Henry, Pittsylvania, and Roanoke Counties searched for him throughout the day until darkness called off the search.
Walker is said to be in good condition but is being hospitalized for observation.
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[Bike-Cops]


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


More police officers will be peddling the streets of Roanoke in the coming months.
With the help of a federal grant, the city is expanding its bike patrols.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Over the weekend, additional officers began 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;]
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[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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[R'bridge-Taxes]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-34; 1:08:01]
[GRAPHIC=Taxes]


Folks in Lexington and Buena Vista will be shelling out a little more money for 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 Manager]
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[OUTQ=cents is reasonable.]
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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.

[Ninth-District]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-51; 02:33]
[GRAPHIC=Republican Party]


Radford Opthamologist Joe Barta is looking to unseat Democratic Conmgressman Rick Boucher in November.
Barta says optimism is on his side.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville/Saturday]


Barta won the Republican nomination Saturday, 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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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.

[Festival-Roundup]


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


Rain couldn't dampen the spirits of visitors to Festival in the Park.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The rain fell hard yesterday 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 10:50:04 FESTIVAL/BIKE COP TAPE]
[IN Q=The one thing]

((WENDI SCHULTZ/FESTIVAL DIRECTOR: THE ONE THING IS THERE'S REALLY NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT THE WEATHER SO YOU PLAN FOR IT AND YOU JUST GO WITH IT AND HAVE A GOOD TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Wendi Schultz/Festival Director;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=and have a good time.]
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The weather did improve yesterday afternoon, and the bicycle time trial on Mill Mountain came off as planned.
Festival in the Park continues today with activities in Elmwood Park, and the Saturn Festival Cup Bike Race downtown.
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[Re-enactment]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-26; 1:42:05]
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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 McKinney/Bedford Chamber of Commerce;]
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[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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[Community-Center]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some Lexington city officials feel they can learn a thing or two from cities in Montgomery County--particularly when it comes to community centers.
They visited a center in Blacksburg Friday to get ideas for building their own.
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[SOT 10.33.08 - 10.33.16]
[IN Q=Just going to]

((JON ELLESTAD/LEXINGTON CITY MGR.: JUST GOING TO SEE WHAT THEY'VE DONE--SEE WHAT KIND OF PROGRAMS THEY USE THE COMMUNITY CENTER FOR AND GET AN IDEA FOR SOME OF THE THINGS WE'D LIKE TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-Jon Ellestad/Lexington City Manager;]
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[OUT Q=we'd like to do.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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They also plan to visit the Christiansburg Community Center which recently opened.
The Lexington City Council has yet to approve the project.
But, if it goes through Lexington officials hope to get the center jointly funded by the city and Rockbridge County.

[Skate-Park]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-37; 39:17]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Work on a new skate park in Lexington is rolling along.
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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.]
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[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;]
[RUNS=15]
[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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[Stocks]


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


The stock markets are closed today in observance of Memorial Day.[S-Coke]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-11]
[GRAPHIC=Charlotte]


Jeff Gordon redeemed himself from an empty gas tank 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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[IN Q="Just]

(())
[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Knocked Out of Race; :00]
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[OUT Q=...that's good"]
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[VO-NAT]


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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[IN Q="]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Winner of Coca-Cola 600; :]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=So thankful]

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-2]
[GRAPHIC=Indy 500]


Eddie Cheever was realtively unknown in open wheel racing..that is until yesterday 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, the weather held 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. The 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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[S-Climb]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-1]
[GRAPHIC=Saturn Cup]


Cyclists from all over the country were put to the test yesterday 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.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[Graphic=HOLD]


The professional cyclists begin competing again today at 12:30.

[S-NHL]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-5]
[GRAPHIC=NHL]


Detroit dominated Dallas on the defensive side yesterday 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;]


The Red wings win game one against the stars 2-nothing. (------------) Martin Lapointt had a goal and an assist for the Redwings. Game two is tomorrow in Reunion arena.