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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
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The teen accused of killing his classmates in Mississippi- tells the court why he did it.
Here in Roanoke, Cops run a suprise check at one school.
Plus one of last night's big lotto tickets was sold in this region.
And the man who played Gilligan is arrested in West Virginia.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


News 7 is Next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good Evening.
A Mississippi teen accused of fatally stabbing
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, MS;]


his mother and gunning down two classmates- testified he was driven by demons.
Luke Woodham was 16 when the crimes were committed last October.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]


Here in Roanoke more suprise searches for guns and drugs.
Today police did a check at William Fleming High School-
Life in Prison for Terry Nichols- for his role in the Oklahoma City Bombing.
[SUPER=@file;]


And the star of TV's Gilligan's island faces charges after police say marijuana was delivered to his home.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


Join us at Eleven.

[MS-School-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The teenager accused of shooting his classmates and killing his mother broke down in tears on the stand-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, MS;]


Luke Woodham testified in his own defense for the Pearl, Mississippi killings.
He told the court he was driven by demons who told him he would be nothing if he did not kill.
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[SOT 20:21:43]
[IN Q=]

((WHEN THE REST OF THE PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPERTS TESTIFY AND WE TIE ALL THE TESTIMONY IN TOGETHER YOU'LL SEE LUKE WASN'T IN HIS RIGHT MIND AND HE DIDN'T APPRECIATE THE NATURE AND QUALITY OF HIS ACTIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Leslie Rousell/Woodham Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=HIS ACTIONS.]
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[VO-NAT]


Woodham broke down in tears and said he did not actually recall killing his mother.
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[Fleming-Search]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-42 18:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Locally, schools are trying to prevent tragedies like the one in Mississippi.
Roanoke city schools are following through on their plan to conduct searches for drugs and weapons.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


School officials have promised random and unannounced visits by drug-sniffing dogs.
Today, they checked out cars in a parking lot at William Fleming High School.
Like the first search in April at Patrick Henry High School, the latest one turned up nothing.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


In addition, the school system used handheld metal detectors to check for weapons at William Fleming and at Breckenridge Middle School. Officials say they expect the searches to continue.

[Forest-Student]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#None]
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A Bedford County middle school student has been charged with bringing a gun to class earlier this week.
The 12-year old boy attends Forest Middle School.
Students there reported seeing the boy with a .32- caliber revolver on school grounds on Monday.
The gun reportedly is owned by a family member.. the boy's parents have cooperated fully with the police investigation.
He's charged with possessing a firearm on school property.

[Nichols]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=JJA]
[TAPE#net a]
[GRAPHIC=Nichols, Terry]


Life in prison for Terry Nichols- the second man convicted in the Oklahoma City bombing.
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[VO-NAT]


The jury could not reach a decision on a sentence- so it was up to Judge Richard Matsch-
He made the ruling after hearing from people whose lives were shattered by the bombing.
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[SOT 20:02:42]
[IN Q=]

((BUT I AM SATISFIED IT IS LIFE I WOULD RATHER SEEN DEATH BUT I'L BE SATISFIED WITH LIFE.)) ((JUSTICE CAN NOT BE SERVED BY ANYONE HERE ON EARTH IT IS ACCEPTABLE TO KNOW HE WON'T DO THIS TO ANYONE ELSE.))
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[OUT Q=TO ANYONE ELSE.]
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Nichols refused to speak and declined the judge's offer of a possible lighter sentence- if he revealed new information about the blast.
Nichols had asked for leniency- He told the judge in a letter that he was sorry- and implied he never thought Timothy McVeigh would actually kill anyone.
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[Halifax-Jailer]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#598-19 53:58]
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A former Halifax County jailer may be spending time on the other side of the prison bars he once guarded.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;]


Jonathan Majors pleaded guilty today to two counts of sodomy.
He admits he had oral sex with two female inmates.
The women filed criminal complaints last year against Majors and two other jailers.
But there was only enough evidence to indict Majors.
He could face up to ten years in jail when he's sentenced in August.
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[Parole-Board]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#None]
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Governor Jim Gilmore's cleaning house at the state parole office.
Gilmore dumped the three black members on the five member board, who were all appointed by Governor George Allen.
Their terms had NOT expired.
In their places, he appointed two black members and a white member.
Wythe County Sheriff Wayne Pike is one of the new appointees.
Pike and his colleagues will govern when inmates who commited crimes before parole was abolished in 1995 are set free.

[Starr]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=JJA]
[TAPE#net d]
[GRAPHIC=Starr, Kenneth]


The Supreme Court says no to Whitewater prosecutor Kenneth Starr.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Starr wanted the court to settle two legal disputes that have delayed the Monica Lewinsky investigation.
But the high court won't take the case- instead it will allow the U-S Court of Appeals to hear it-
The case involves whether Secret Service Agents and President Clinton's top advisors will have to testify.
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[Abstinence]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-45 22:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A state contract for a P-R campaign promoting sexual abstinence is raising eyebrows.
The Virginia Democratic Party is even calling for an official investigation.
THIS station, W-D-B-J, submitted a proposal to be a "partner station" with the state on the "Not Me, Not Now" abstinence campaign.
Our competitor, W-S-E-T, won the contract in this TV market.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/May 22;]


Now an article in The Washington Post about whether a state-contracted P-R firm demanded NEWS coverage as part of the package- has the Gilmore administration on the defensive.
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[SOT 17:08:41]
[IN Q=We believe]

((CLAUDE ALLEN/SECT'Y OF HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES: WE BELIEVE THAT ABSTINENCE IS IMPORTANT ENOUGH AND NEWSWORTHY ENOUGH THAT THE STATION WOULD WANT TO COVER IT ANYWAY. SO THERE'S NO ISSUE HERE WITH REGARDS TO WHETHER THERE'S AN ATTEMPT TO PURCHASE NEWS. THAT SHOULD NEVER HAPPEN, HAS NOT HAPPENED HERE, AND WOULD NOT HAPPEN UNDER THIS ADMINISTRATION.))

[SUPER=01-Claude Allen/Health & Human Res. Sec.;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=this administration.]
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But in our station's negotiations, W-D-B-J was asked to provide 30-thousand dollars in paid ads, but a total of 90-thousand dollars in "value," which could include public service announcements and news coverage.
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[TALENT=Jean]
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We said we would NOT promise any news coverage.
The P-R firm told our public affairs director, Kelly Zuber, that W-S-E-T won the contract because of the "overwhelming" amount of news coverage that station offered.
W-S-E-T has NO comment on the matter.

[Train-Ax ]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=JJA]
[TAPE#net f]
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A faulty wheel may have caused a deadly train wreck in Germany yesterday-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Eschede, Germany;]


The Federal Transport ministry says- a broken wheel on the first car behind the lead locomotive may have been a factor.
When the train reached the bridge the lead locomotive uncoupled and only three cars made it through before the rest of the train slammed into the bridge.
Huge cranes are now lifting what's left- A first class car and dining car are believed at the bottom and no one knows how many more bodies.
The death toll so far is 93.
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[Spencer-Volunteers]


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[WRITER=JJA]
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320 people live in Spencer, South Dakota
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Spencer, SD;]

but thousands are helping the town clean up from last week's tornado.
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[SOT 14:07:53]
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((NAT SOUND CLEANUP))
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[OUT Q=NAT SOUND.]
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[VO-NAT]


An estimated eight-thousand people scoured a 25 square block area- salvaging anything they could.
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[SOT 14:07:47]
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((ONE THING THAT I FOUND WAS A BIBLE AND A LITTLE STUFFED ANIMAL.))
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[OUT Q=LITTLE STUFFED ANIMAL.]
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Volunteers are putting their findings into plastic bags to be sorted later.
Whatever is left of the 160 homes will then be bulldozed and burned.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

[Tease1]


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


Gilligan may have made it off the island, but he's still getting in trouble.
We'll tell you about the actor's brush with the law coming up,
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[VO-NAT]


And one North Carolina woman took the plunge to mark her 80th birthday.
She wasn't getting married, but maybe a bit carried away.
The story in tonight's Video of the Day.
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[Rail-Merger]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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[TAPE#98-31 TC 1:19:14]
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Another day of questioning for Norfolk Southern and C-S-X.
Congressmen and union leaders weighed in on the plan to split up Conrail.
Scott Goldberg has more from Washington.
[SOT]
[IN Q=lift a little higher]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;:00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Alfonse D'Amato/(R) New York;:20]
[SUPER=01-James Brunkenhofer/United Transportation Union;1:00]
[SUPER=01-David Goode/Norfolk Southern CEO;1:19]
[SUPER=@scott1;1:26]
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[OUT Q=SG, N7, Washington.]

(( It started like a love-fest. The mayor of Cleveland ended his opposition to the merger by embracing his new buddy C-S-X chief John Snow. But if this marriage is going to be embraced by the surface transportation board, the railroad still has some courting to do.
((Sen. Alfonse D'Amato/(R) New York: AND SO I AM NOT SAYING THAT WE SHOULD TURN DOWN THIS MERGER, BUT I AM SAYING THAT ABSENT CERTAIN CONDITIONS AS IT RELATES TO NEW YORK WE ARE ADAMANTLY OPPOSED.))
The powerful chairman of the Senate Banking Committee said parts of his state will not see increased competition. Without that the merger fails to do what Norfolk Southern and C-S-X promised: bring two trains to a part of the country that has been monopolized by Comrail. And then there are the unions.
((James Brunkenhofer/United Transportation Union:WE MADE A BAD SITUATION A LITTLE BIT BETTER.))
Even though James Brunkenhofer's United Transportation Union agreed to endorse the deal, he worries bigger railroads will punish workers for filing accident and injury reports; something that could make railroads look bad.
((James Brunkenhofer/United Transportation Union:THE VICTIM BECOMES THE VICTIM TWICE. HE BECOMES THE VICTIM FOR THE INJURY, THEN HE BECOMES THE VICTIM OF HIS POTENTIAL LOSS OF HIS JOB. WE DON'T DEAL IN HARASSMENT.))
Norfolk Southern CEO, David Goode, said any talk about intimidating workers is unsubstantiated. He said no one should be concerned about the railroad's plan to conduct a safe merger.
((David Goode/Norfolk Southern CEO:NORFOLK SOUTHERN IS THE SAFEST RAILROAD INK THE UNITED STATES AND WE ARE VERY PROUD OF OUR SAFETY RECORD.))
The Surface Transportation Board will vote on this deal Monday, but it could vote to set back the date the merger takes effect. That would give the railroads more time to make sure their safety plans ensure the merger goes off without a hitch. Scott Goldberg, News 7, Washington.))


[AIDS]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=98-47 12:21]
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Local AIDS activists say the new AIDS vaccine will NOT end the H-I-V epidemic, but it is a powerful weapon in the fight against the virus.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]


Testing will begin as early as this month on five thousand volunteers in the United States.
H-I-V Information Specialist Robert Morrow says the testing is limited to large cities right now, but most likely will expand into areas like Roanoke in the future.
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[SOT ub 13 43 08]
[IN Q=The information]

((ROBERT MORROW/AIDS COUNCIL OF WESTERN VA:THE INFORMATION I'VE READ SO FAR SAYS THEY WILL LOOK AT EXPANDING THIS TRIAL LATER ON PROBABLY AFTER THEY SEE THE INITIAL EFFECTIVENESS OF THE VACCINE AND THEY'LL LOOK AT DOING A WIDER STAGE TRIAL LATER ON.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Morrow/AIDS Council of Western VA]
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[OUT Q=later on.]
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This is the first human tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration for an AIDS vaccine.
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[SOL]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-23 25:12]
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They don't have any decisions yet-- but they have a plan to make them.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The Gilmore administration's top education officials are appointing two committees to decide what the passing scores should be on the new Standards of Learning tests.
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[SOT TAPE ONE 10:28:19]
[IN Q=But this]

((BILL BOSHER/STANDARD SETTING ADVISORY COMMITTEE: BUT THIS IS ABOUT HOW FAR AND HOW FAST. AND WE CAN USE LOTS OF METAPHORS WHETHER IT'S RUNNING OR READING. THERE ARE MEDICAL AND ATHLETIC ANALOGIES. BUT IN REALITY, THIS IS THE CRITICAL PROCESS OF SAYING WHAT DO WE ACCEPT AS BEING PROFICIENT?))
[SUPER=01-Bill Bosher/Standard Setting Advisory Com.;]
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[OUT Q=being proficient?]
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[VO-NAT]


Former superintendent of Public Instruction Bill Bosher (BOH-shur) will head up a diverse advisory committee to oversee an educator committee.
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[SOT TAPE TWO 10:54:04]
[IN Q=You'll]

((CHERI JAMES/VIRGINIA EDUCATION ASSOC.: YOU'LL HAVE MORE PEOPLE BUYING INTO WHAT IS GOING ON. AND CERTAINLY WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE SECOND-GUESSING THOSE PROFESSIONALS.))
[SUPER=01-Cheri James/Virginia Education Assoc.;]
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[OUT Q=those professionals.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@FILE;]


The S-O-L tests students took "officially" for the first time this spring will form "school report cards" next spring.
Those schools could lose state accreditation in the year 2004 if they are NOT passing.
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[Denver]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=JJA]
[TAPE#98-37 56:50]
[GRAPHIC=drug bust marijuana]


The actor known from the TV show Gilligan's Island is facing drug charges.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


Police say a package of marijuana was delivered to Bob Denver's home in Princeton, West Virginia.
Police say a search of Denver's home turned up about ten grams of marijuana.
Denver was reportedly apologetic and remorseful.
The actor starred in Gilligan's Island from 1964 through 1967-
He also played Maynard G. Krebs on the Many Loves of Dobey Gillis from 1959 until 1963.
Denver could face up to six months in jail and a one-thousand-dollar fine.
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[Drug-Raid]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-40 47:38]
[GRAPHIC=drug bust marijuana]


Drugs, guns, and a lot of money.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Today, Danville police displayed what they seized during two drug raids last night.
You're looking a three pounds of marijuana, ten guns, more than two-thousand dollars in drug money.
No arrests were made-- but charges are pending against five people.
Danville's police chief says tips from neighbors helped lead them to these drugs.
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[Tease2]


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


Last night's lotto jackpot made two ticket holders multi-millionaires.
We'll take you to the local store where one of the winning tickets was sold.
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[VO-NAT]


And
A smooth space docking for Discovery and the space station Mir.
That story is up next on News 7 at 11.
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[Lottery-Winner]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-39 45:44]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Lottery]


What would you do if you won half of last night's 24-point-four million dollar lotto?
That's what two people on opposite sides of the state have to decide after spliting yesterday's Lotto jackpot.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ridgeway;]


A Henry County convenience store sold one of the two tickets.
The store is also one of the state's top lotto retailers.
The person who bought the winning ticket has yet to come forward.
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[SOT=10:57:25]
[IN Q=I WOULD THINK]

((CLIFF HUGHES/HENRY CO. LOTTO REP.; I WOULD THINK HE'S DISCUSSING THE FINANCIAL SITUATION WITH HIS FAMILY AND PROBABLY HIS TAX CONSULTANT AND LIKE THAT BEFORE HE COMES FORWARD WITH IT.))
[SUPER=01-Cliff Hughes/Henry Co. Lottery Rep.; :00]
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[OUT Q=WITH IT.]
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[VO-NAT]


Employees of the Ridgeway E-Z Stop are just as excited for their store as they are for the winner.
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[SOT=11:00:56 - 11:00:45]
[IN Q=I THINK IT'S]

((PATRICIA PALMER/STORE CLERK; I THINK IT'S GREAT. I THINK IT'S TIME WE FINALLY GOT A WINNER AS MANY TICKETS AS WE SELL.))
[SUPER=01-Patricia Palmer/Store Clerk; :00 QUICKLY!!]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=AS WE SELL.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


The other winning ticket was purchased in Fairfax.

[Mir]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=JJA]
[TAPE#net e]
[GRAPHIC=None]


239 miles above earth, the space shuttle Discovery is docking with Russia's Mir station-
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[VO-NAT]


It's America's final visit to Mir.
The shuttle is picking up the last of seven NASA astronauts to serve on Mir.
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[SOT 14:03:32]
[IN Q=]

((BEAUTIFUL, JUST BEAUTIFUL. IT LOOKED BEAUTIFUL FROM HERE. MASTERFUL FLIGHT.))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=MASTERFUL FLIGHT."]
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[VO-NAT]


A malfunction with Discovery's TV system is preventing clear pictures-
Video is coming from cameras aboard Mir- which don't provide as good a view.
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[Forecasts]
[SUPER=#570;]
[SUPER=X5000;]
[SUPER=330-Mostly Cloudy/Light Winds/62-64/Mostly Cloudy/With Showers/71-73;]
[SUPER=331-Mostly/Cloudy/60-64/Mostly Cloudy/Rain Likely/70-75;]
[SUPER=332-Overcast/Light Winds/58-60/Showers/Likely/68-70;]
[SUPER=333-Mostly/Cloudy/58-60/Mostly Cloudy/With Rain/68-70;]
[SUPER=334-Mostly/Cloudy/57-59/Showers And/Thunderstorms/70-72;]

[SUPER=X5001;][S-Extra]



[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00]


Riddick Bowe pleaded guilty yesterday in Charlotte to kidnapping charges.
The former heavyweight champ forced his estranged wife and five kids into a car and drove them over 200 miles before police caught up with them.
Court papers say he used a knife, handcuffs and pepper spray to force his family into his car.
He faced 10 years in prison, but likely will get 18 months to two years in jail under a plea agreement.
He will be sentenced in 60 days.
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[S-Caps]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-17]
[GRAPHIC=stanley cup]


For the first time in their 24 year history the Washington Capitals are headed to the Stanley Cup finals.
Last night the Caps won the Eastern division title 4 games to 2 over Buffalo.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buffalo, NY/ESPN; :00]


The Sabres were hoping their home ice would help them tie the series at 3 games a piece.
But instead they would get their third overtime game of the series, and the Caps would get the winner as in OT from the veteran Joe Juneau.
Washington enforces Capital punishment on Buffalo wining the game 3-to-2 and the series 4 games to 2.
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[S-Fork]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-20]
[graphic=hickenbotham]


Patrick Henry's James Hickenbotham, the former Friday Football Extra star told me yesterday afternoon that he will attend Fork Union Military academy in the Fall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00]


Hickenbotham is close to meeting the NCAA's sliding scale for freshmen qualifiers, and he believes a year at Fork Union will not only help him do that, but also make other colleges aware of his talents.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Of course...]

((JAMES HICKENBOTHAM:))
[SUPER=01-James Hickenbotham/Will Attend Fork Union; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=....the next level."]
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[VONAT CON'T]
[SUPER=03-Fork Union/Last August; :00]


Last year GW Danville star Tyrone Robertson dropped out high school early to repeat his senior year at Fork Union.
Hickenbotham says he is not following in those footsteps, and plans to get his PH diploma next Thursday.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="It's been a lot...]

((HICKENBOTHAM:))
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=...very important."]
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[vo nat con't]
James says a poor freshman year in the classroom is the reason for his low GPA, but he hopes some hard work and Fork Union's tradition can make him a bona fide division one player.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Almost...]

((HICKENBOTHAM:))
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=...step for me."]
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[S-French]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-19]
[GRAPHIC=french open]


The world's number one women's tennis player, Martina Hingis, won every grand slam event last year except for the French open.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Paris, France/ USA; :00]


Today she tried to do something about that and advance to the title match as she met Monica Seles in the semi-finals.

But again Hingis would be denied as Seles crushes her 6-3 and 6-2.
Seles is on a mission. Her Dad died two weeks ago and she is playing for him.
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=french]


Before today Seles was 0-and-5 against Hingis.
She will meet Arantxa Sanchez Vicario for the title. She beat Lindsey Davenport today.


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[S-Richmond]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-12]
[GRAPHIC=RICHMOND RACEWAY]


The Winston Cup warriors roll back into the Commonwealth today as they invade Richmond for the Pontiac Excitment 400.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Month; :00]


A number of drivers tested at the track last month including, John Andretti, the driver of the STP Pontiac.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]

((JOHN ANDRETTI/STP PONTIAC DRIVER:))
[SUPER=01-John Andretti/STP Pontiac Driver; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=...event."]
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=richmond]


Qualifying is set for tonight at six for the Cup cars.

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Still to come tonight on News 7 sports, Steve Mason takes us to the Roanoke Country Club
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[VO-NAT]


for this afternoon's scholarship presentation ceremonies.
We'll meet the winners right after this break.
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[S-Scholar]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-13 42:38]
[GRAPHIC=Scott Robertson]


The Scott Robertson Memorial golf tournament's scholarship committee got together to break a little bread and pass out some dough during the lunch hour today.
Steve Mason has more on this year's scholar athletes.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brandon LaCroix/Scholarship Winner; :17]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :39]
[SUPER=01-James Jett/Scholarship Winner; :50]
[SUPER=01-Mike Smith/Scott Robertson Chairman; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:18]
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((Before a round of golf with the media and the tournament committee, North Cross senior Brandon LaCroix received the 15th annual Scott Robertson Memorial scholarship. The eight thousand dollars can go towards his education and golf career at Duke next year. ((:))
Glenvar senior James Jett joins LaCroix as a member of the national honor society and receives the two thousand dollar Eugene A. Hawthorne scholarship. He's a 4.0 student and is first in his class of 102. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) Like the recipients, the Scott Robertson Memorial Tournament keeps improving each year. ((:))
The tournament runs from August 10th through the 13th. In Roanoke Steve Mason , News 7 sports.))
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Finally tonight we head to Peoria, Illinois for the regular Thursday night dose of WCW.
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Goldberg tonight added to his legendary status and remained undefeated with by beating not one, not two, but three men at the same time. Goldberg now 95 and oh. Who is next?
Diamond Dallas Page! Tonight he teams with Lex Luger and with the help of a little distraction from the now red faced Sting they capture the World tag team title belts. But they can't keep them because they cheated.
WCW on WDBJ Saturday's at Noon.
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Birthdays are a time of celebration, time to prove another year is not slowing you down.
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That's just what one North Carolina woman did when she decided to celebrate her 80th birthday with her first skydive.
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((TO JUST SHOW MY GRANCHILDREN WHAT A GRANDMOTHER THEY HAVE. THEY THINK I'M THE GREATES AND I GOT TO PROVE IT.))
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She says she enjoyed the jump, but has no plans to repeat the adventure.
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