[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Headlines]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Next on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]


New information tonight in the case of three missing hikers.
Teenagers take to the streets of downtown Roanoke tonight- We'll tell you why.
One highway in Bedford County is still closed after a tanker truck crash-
Plus a singer's rap sheet is forgiven.
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[Talent=Jean]
[graphic=none]


News 7 is next.
[Open]
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[SUPER=@Jean1;]
[SUPER=@Robin1;]
[SUPER=@Mike1;]



[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=VideoOpen]
[GRAPHIC=N7 at 11]
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[SOT 21:04:48]
[IN Q=The homicide victim]

((THE HOMICIDE VICTIM FOUND IN DON PEDRO HAS BEEN POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED BY DENTAL RECORDS AS JULIANA SUNDS.))
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=AS JULIANA SUNDS.]
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[VO-NAT]


Many hoped for the best but tonight the FBI confirms a body found is that of a third missing hiker.
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[Missing-Hiker]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


The 15-year old girl's body was found on the West Side of Yosemite National Park-
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[VO-NAT]
[super=03-Yosemite Nat'l Park, CA]


Juliana Sunds remains were in a different location that the two other victims.
It was a charred rental car where authorities found the body of Sund's mother, Carole and another teenager.
Tonight FBI officials said DNA testing tentatively identifies the second body in the trunk as the other missing hiker- exchange student Silvina Pelosso.
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[SOT 21:05:43]
[IN Q=It has intensified]

((IT HAS INTENSIFIED THE INVESTIGATION THE CRIME SCENE TEAM HAS BEEN AT THE SCENE. THEY ARE STIL THERE RIGHT NOW COLLECTING EVIDCNE.))
[SUPER=01-Dick Rogers/Tuolumne Co. Sheriff; ]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=collecting evidence.]
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[VO-NAT]


The three had been on a hiking trip when they disappeared six weeks ago.
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[Tanker-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-4 1:21:50]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


Part of Route 24 is STILL closed down tonight after an afternoon accident that took a truck driver's life.
(+++++++++)

[take MAP]
The wreck occurred at the corner of Route 24 and Headens Bridge Road in Bedford County...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


A tanker carrying 75-hundred gallons of diesel fuel crashed - hundreds of gallons were spilled before the fuel was contained.
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[SOT 16.06.30 - 16.06.38 tape #1]
[IN Q=It appears he came]

((SGT. BOBBY RATLIFF/VA STATE POLICE: IT APPEARS HE CAME INTO THE CURVE AND JUST LOST CONTROL FOR WHATEVER REASON AND WENT OVER THE DITCH AND ROLLED AT LEAST ONCE.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Bobby Ratliff/VA State Police;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=at least once.]
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[VO-NAT]


The impact slashed the tank, spilling the fuel.
Fumes from the fuel lingered in the air for several hours after the accident.
However, Sargeant Ratliff said the spill was not a fire hazard and did not threaten to contaminate a nearby water source.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=hold]


State police have not yet released the driver's identity... They're trying to notify his family.
No word yet on when Route 24 will re-open.




[Gilmore-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=State Seal]


Governor Jim Gilmore has made his changes to the latest General Assembly budget.
Among the highlights: he's cut new funding for museums and historic sites that lawmakers had based on revenues the state has yet to collect.
He's cut almost four million dollars allocated to renovate the Virginia Tech Dairy Barn-- a move that suprised the University.
He signed the bill that would allow the state to issue bonds for U-S 58 along southside Virginia, and road work in northern Virginia.
And he's leaving money alone that would reimburse Michelle Finn for her legal fight with the Governor -- Gilmore intervened to try to keep her from removing her comatose's husband's feeding tubes.
The Governor has a midnight deadline on Monday to finish his work on any other 1999 bills.


[Kevorkian]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-C]
[GRAPHIC=Kevorkian]


A jury has convicted Dr. Jack Kevorkian of second degree murder-
Drew Levinson has in Pontiac Michigan as the verdict was read.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=After two days]
[SUPER=03-Pontiac, MI; 00]
[SUPER=04-60 Minutes; 18]
[SUPER=01-John Skrzynski/Prosecutor; 39]
[super=01-David Goresh/Defense Attorney; 1:02]
[Super=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT=Pontiac, Michigan.]

((AFTER TWO DAYS OF DELIBERTIONS-FINALLY THE VERDICT. We the jury find Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of 2nd degree murder. THE 12 JURORS COULD NOT IGNORE THE FACTS-KEVORKIAN WAS SEEN ON CBS'S 60 MINUTES ADMINISTERING A LETHAL INJECTION TO THOMAS YOUK. THE 52-YEAR OLD MAN HAD LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE. KEVORKIAN CALLED IT AN ACT OF COMPASSION-BUT PROSECUTORS LIKENED KEVORKIAN TO A MEDICAL HITMAN. AFTER FAILING THREE TIMES TO CONVICT THE MAN CALLED DR. DEATH OF ASSISTED SUICIDE-PROSECUTORS WERE ABLE TO MAKE MURDER STICK. JOHN, SKRZYNSKI, PROSECTOR: DAVID GORESH, DEFENSE ATTORNEY: DREW LEVINSON/CBS NEWS: KEVORKIAN COULD GET UP TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR THE MURDER CONVICTION--HE'LL REMAIN OUT ON BOND UNTIL HE'S SENTENCED IN THREE WEEKS. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, PONTIAC MI))




[Fisher]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-5 46:49]
[GRAPHIC=Fisher Executed]


Among the witnesses to the execution of David Lee Fisher last night, was the victim's mother.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Dianne LeClair drove all the way from Arkansas to be there to watch Fisher "draw his last breath," as she put it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:39:35]
[IN Q=This man was]

((BUT THIS MAN WAS VERY CALM, COLD, CALCULATING RIGHT TO THE END. "I DIDN'T DO IT. SOMEBODY ELSE DID IT," AND HE HAD 12 YEARS TO PROVE HIS INNOCENCE. HE COULDN'T DO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Dianne LeClair/Victim's Mother]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=couldn't do it.]
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[VO-NAT]


And yet Fisher insisted he was innocent, blaming it all on Bobby Mulligan, the trigger man who actually killed David Wilkey on a hunting trip to Bedford County in 1987.
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[SOT 12:38:13]
[IN Q=That was the last con]

((THAT WAS THE LAST CON THAT FISHER WILL EVER GIVE.)) ((THAT'S JUST THE COLD CALCULATING MIND THAT HE HAD.))
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=that he had.]
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[anchor=Jean]
[graphic=hold]


Fisher was the fourth man to be executed by the state this year.


[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-A]
[GRAPHIC=Under Attack]


A third night of attacks on the former Yugoslavia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pristina, Yugoslavia]


It is reporteldy the most intense attack since the NATO air strikes began.
Explosions have sent fireballs into the sky and shattered windows in the suburbs of Belgrade.
The Pentagon also confirms tonight that American jets have shot down two Yugoslav planes over Bosnia- but the condition of the pilots is not known.
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[SOT 20:11:49 ]
[IN Q=We have been very]

((KEN BACON/PENTAGON SPOKESMAN: WE HAVE BEEN VERY CLEAR FROM THE BEGINNING OUR GOAL IS IN FACT TO DEGRADE MILOSOVIC'S ABILITY TO CONTINUE HIS PREDATIONS AGAINST THE KOSOVAR ALBANIANS. WE ARE TURNING TO THAT GOAL, BUT BEFORE WE CAN GET TO THAT GOAL WE HAD TO CONCENTRATE ON HIS AIR DEFENSE SYSTEMS AND WE'VE DONE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Ken Bacon/Pentagon Spokesman]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=WE'VE DONE THAT.]
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[Rally]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]


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[SOT 14:54:27]
[IN Q=nats shooting]

((nat sound shouting. boo boo!))
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=boo boo!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Skopje, Macedonia]


This was the scene today in Macedonia, People came out to protest the NATO attacks.
The Government in this former Yugoslavian province supports NATO- but many Macedonias disklike the growing number of NATO Troops in their country.
[Super=03-Athens, Greece;]


In Athens, Greece about 10-thousand protestors clashed with riot police-
Protestors threw stones and chanted anti-American slogans.
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[Bomb-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=98-83 1:41:37]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe]


[wipe wipe wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Close to home, 20 members of the Lynchburg Peace Education Center protested the NATO airstrikes, saying the bombing will only increase tensions in the region.
They say the U-S should employ more peaceable means to hold the Serbs accountable.
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[SOT 12:32:30]
[IN Q=No one is]

((JACK PAYDEN- TRAVERS/L'BURG PEACE EDUCATION CENTER: NO ONE IS EXCUSING SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC, I THINK MOST OF US AGREE THAT PROBABLY HE NEEDS TO BE BROUGHT TO TRIAL AS A WAR CRIMINAL. BUT THE LATEST BOMBING WOULD INDICATE THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES THAT PROBABLY COULD BE BROUGHT TO TRIAL AS WAR CRIMINALS, BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO LOSE THEIR SONS AND DAUGHTERS.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Payden-Travers/L'burg Peace Education Center; :00]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=sons and daughters.]
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[VO-NAT]


Lynchburg peace activists hold vigils after every murder in the Hill City and every execution in Virginia.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

[Tease1]


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


Straight ahead on News 7, young people raise awareness for the homeless in the Star City.
Stacey Martin has a live report on just what they're doing tonight.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus he's a country crooner --
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[SOT]

[15:37:18-15:37:24]
[IN-Q=I'll be]
[OUT-Q=the biggest man in town]
[runs=:06]
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[vo-nat]
with a record he just wants to forget... A criminal record.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=Sports Preview]
[GRAPHIC=None]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=..news 7 sports."]

((Hey folks this Mike Stevens welcoming you to the start of your weekend. The Duke women have advance to the national title game - the men will try to do the same tomorrow night here on Your Hometown Station.
Two prominent Roanoke County coaches call it quits.
And Steve Mason examines the not so spotless record of the Express in the business community. It's all coming your way in a few moments on News 7 sports.))

[Homeless]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#99-7 45:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A group of teens is concerned the problem of homelessness isn't getting enough attention in the Roanoke Valley.
So the teens are taking to the streets in hopes of doing something about it.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Stacey-Microwave]


Stacey Martin is with the group and has more.
[Live= Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Stacey1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: the homeless face every night. )
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Deseree Stanfield said]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
[SUPER=07-Deseree Stanfield]
[SUPER=07-Havilah Liederbach]
[RUNS=1:05]
[OUT Q=to area homeless shelters.]




[Live= Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
( ad lib)




[Double Boxes=Jean/Stacey -- Microwave]



[Bank-Suspects]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=98-81 1:53:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The son of a police officer is now under arrest for a bank robbery last May.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/May 1998]

[From 98-44 12:45]
20-year old Robert David Hamilton the Third is one of two people charged this week, with holding up the People's National Bank in Danville.
The Danville Register and Bee reports Hamilton is the son of a long-time city police officer there.
He and 26 year old Christopher Michael face federal charges. A third suspect was arrested in February.
They're charged in connection with the theft of a Federal Reserve bag filled with money .. It came from a courier vehicle that was the in bank's parking lot.
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[Randy-Travis]


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


Country music man Randy Travis is getting a new lease on life.
(/////SOT//////)

[CONUS PM FEEDS TAPE] [15:36:48-15:36:57]
[IN-Q=Where I go]
[OUT-Q=when my troubles pull me down]
[RUNS=:09]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


You may not know it, but the popular singer had a record in his youth that didn't bring him fame...
In the 70's, he racked up several arrests for break-ins and thefts.
A judge saw Travis' musical talent early on, and gave him the chance to turn his life around instead of heading to prison.
The rest is history...
Today with a pardon, North Carolina's Governor officially cleared Travis' criminal record.
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[Tease2]


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


When News 7 at 11 returns, most parents deter their children from acting like animals in public --
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[VO-NAT]

but one local family actually encourages it - and it pays off for this little girl, who's headed for a dinosaur dig out West.
We'll explain.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=136-7 6 1/4 7 0 4/5 7 24 25 28/14 15 20 47 50/35]
NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
7-6-1

(seven, six, one)


Pick 4:
4-7-0-4

(four, seven, zero, four)


Cash 5:
5-7-24-25-28

(five, seven, twenty-four, twenty-five, twenty-eight)


The Big Game:
14-15-20-47-50. Big Money Ball: 35

[Home-Repairs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=991 1:24:47]
[GRAPHIC=]


With the shortage of construction workers -- one Roanoke man has found a way to solve all your home repair needs at once.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Chuck Dyson has started the company Horizons, which unites electricians, plumbers, heating and air conditioning experts and carpenters under one roof.
The point is to save customers time.
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[SOT 10:22:17]
[IN Q=It's definitely]

((IT'S DEFINITELY HELPFUL BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT COORDINATING ALL THE DIFFERENT CONTRACTORS TO COME IN. SOMEONE THAT PROVIDES EVERYONE CAN DO ALL THAT COORDINATING FOR YOU.))
[SUPER=01-Karen Bolick/Customer;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=for you]
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[VO-NAT]


John Brock owns a construction company but at his job sites, like most others, every worker comes from a different company.
He says a one-stop-shop is more convenient and could set a trend.
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[Dino-Dig]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-78 2:00:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A second grader in Craig County is about to have a whale of a time.
Scott Goldberg introduces us to a girl whose love of ocean animals won her an appearance on national T-V.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hi. I'm Carly Whiting]
[SUPER=04-Cox Communications; :01]
[SUPER=01-Carly Whiting/Contest Winner; :20]
[SUPER=03-New Castle; :25]
[SUPER=01-Sharron Davies/Cox Communications; :49]
[SUPER=@Scott2;:57]
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[OUT Q=N7, New Castle.]
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(([SOT 1:16:13 beta tape]
[IN Q=hi. i'm carly whiting]

((CARLY: HI. I'M CARLY WHITING AND I'M EIGHT YEARS OLD...))
[RUNS= 04]
[OUT Q=YEARS OLD]


When she auditioned, Carly didn't know they'd ask her to make an animal noise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=my favorite]

((MY FAVORITE ANIMAL IS A SEAL. ARGH! ARGH! ARGH! ARGH!))
[RUNS= 04]
[OUT Q=(seal noises)]


But she was glad they did.
The eight-year-old who wants to be a marine biologist has been practicing.
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[SOT 14 22 28]
[IN Q=my favorite]

((CARLY: MY FAVORITE ANIMALS ARE THE SEAL AND THE WHALE. I LIKE OCEAN ANIMALS.))
[RUNS= 04]
[OUT Q=OCEAN ANIMALS]

Carly won a contest sponsored by the Discovery Channel.
This summer she'll go on an archeological dig in Colorado.
And she's excited.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:21:14]
[IN Q=BECAUSE]

((CARLY: BECAUSE I GET TO DIG FOR DINOSAUR BONES AND BECAUSE I GET TO BE ON A TV SHOW.))
[RUNS= 06]
[OUT Q=TV SHOW]


Eighteen students from across the country will join Carly.
When auditions for the show were held, more than 80 kids tried out in Roanoke alone.
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[SOT 12 29 26]
[IN Q=we saw]

((SHARRON DAVIES/COX COMMUNICATIONS: WE SAW EVERYTHING. WE SAW CATS. WE SAW DOGS AND HORSES. WE SAW OF COURSE THE SEAL, WHICH WAS FANTASTIC.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=fantastic]


And the seal isn't the only sound in Carly's repetoire.
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[SOT 14 22 57]
[IN Q=whale noise]

((NATSOUND: WHALE NOISE, LAUGH.))
[RUNS= 04]
[OUT Q=(laughs)]


That was a humpback whale.
Speaking of which.,.. [tight shot of hair]
Notice her hair?
She wears it like a whale's spout.
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[SOT 14 23 17]
[IN Q=argh! argh!]

((natsound: seal noise))
[RUNS= 03]
[OUT Q=argh! argh!]


But it was the seal's sound that won the contest for Carly...
and won her classmate's seal of approval.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14 32 26]
[IN Q=natsound]

((NATSOUND: CLASS MAKES SEAL NOISES.))
[RUNS= 02]
[OUT Q=seal noises.]


Scott Goldberg, News-7, New Castle.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[NEWSCAST=11P]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=EXTRA POINT/SP-39 TC 30:45]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


The Duke women win big in the final four, Kenny Irwin wins the pole in Texas, a couple of area high school coaches quit.
And Steve Mason make the Express business his business
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Roanoke;]


First our Extra Point. Lacrosse is a growing sport in many Roanoke Valley High Schools.
Patrick Henry High School's club team hosted Vinton tonight.
Lacrosse has been a club sport for six years.
And the action heated up this evening as Vinton won this battle, 13-to-4.
Now here are the boards.
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[S-Duke]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-41 2825TC]
[GRAPHIC=WOMEN'S FINAL FOUR]


Every one expects the Duke men's tam to win the national title, but now the women's team is just one win away from accomplishing that same feat.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Jose, CA/ESPN; :00]


Last night at the Women's final four in San Jose, California the Blue Devils beat a good Georgia team with ease 81-to-69.
Michelle Van Gorp and this woman, Nicole Erickson combined for 44 points as the
[super=33-Duke/81/Georgia/69;]

Duke women win their first ever Final Four game by 12.
Duke will now play Purdue, a 77 - 63 winner over Louisiana Tech in the other semi-final.
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[S-NCAA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=Mike]
[TAPE#=SP-38 tc 25:05]
[GRAPHIC=Men's Final Four]


The Men's Final Four begins tonight here on WDBJ-7.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE BOARD]
The pregame from St. Petersburg begins at four this afternoon and then at 5:42 the Ohio State-UConn gets things started. Duke and Michigan State play the second game around 8:35.
All the coaches are new to the Final Four except for Coach K - but don't look him to share his wealth of experience.
[wipe to eng#!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=After the final]

((MIKE KRZYZEWSKI:))
[SUPER=01-Mike Krzyzewski/Duke Head Coach;]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=didn't work anyway]
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[S-Admirals]


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


The Roanoke Express continues to struggle on the ice. Last night in Norfolk, Roanoke lost to the Hampton Roads 2-to-1 in overtime and falls out of first place.
Roanoke has now lost 4 in a row, and won just 3 of its last 12 games.
The team is in Chesapeake tonight.


[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-32]
[GRAPHIC=EXPRESS]


Off the ice recently the Express fired two front office employees and then this week, general manager Tony Mancuso announced he was stepping down for family reasons.
Now complaints about the franchise's tardy bill paying are raising even more questions about the franchise's stability. Steve Mason has some details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Beasley/V.P. Sales Gurtner Printing; :11]
[SUPER=@Steve2; :22]
[SUPER=01-Gerri Rorer/City Tax Compliance Admin.; :31]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :35(QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-John Gagnon/Former Express Owner; 1:33]
[RUNS=1:57]
[OUT Q=....news 7 sports."]
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((Chuck Beasley's Gurtner Printing company designed the Express programs. The first payment was due in December, but an Express effort to pay was made only after an owner was contacted. ((CHUCK BEASLEY:))
Jerri Rorr of the Billings and Collections department for Roanoke City monitors the regular season ticket sales admissions tax the Express was supposed to have paid a couple of months ago. ((:))
Rorr said this is the first time she has had this problem with the Express and that no legal action has been taken yet. The franchise is also late on a payment to Lee Hartnman and Sons. General manager Tony Mancuso deferred questions to owner Dick Yancy, who addressed the late payments to venders from his office in Harrisonburg. ((:))
Some of the hockey organizations business partners say they have a good relationship with the Express. Team owners have since re-evaluated their hands off approach to management and will be more involved next season. ((:))
Yancey said the Express organaization is financially strong and here to stay in Roanoke. Tuesday, Yancey spoke with former Express owner John Gagnon, who has spoken openly about buying the team back.))

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Off the ice recently the Express fired two front office employees and then this week, general manager Tony Mancuso announced he was stepping down for family reasons.
Now complaints about the franchise's tardy bill paying are raising even more questions about the franchise's stability. Steve Mason has some details.
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((Chuck Beasley's Gurtner Printing company designed the Express programs. The first payment was due in December, but an Express effort to pay was made only after an owner was contacted. ((CHUCK BEASLEY:))
Jerri Rorr of the Billings and Collections department for Roanoke City monitors the regular season ticket sales admissions tax the Express was supposed to have paid a couple of months ago. ((:))
Rorr said this is the first time she has had this problem with the Express and that no legal action has been taken yet. The franchise is also late on a payment to Lee Hartnman and Sons. General manager Tony Mancuso deferred questions to owner Dick Yancy, who addressed the late payments to venders from his office in Harrisonburg. ((:))
Some of the hockey organizations business partners say they have a good relationship with the Express. Team owners have since re-evaluated their hands off approach to management and will be more involved next season. ((:))
Yancey said the Express organaization is financially strong and here to stay in Roanoke. Tuesday, Yancey spoke with former Express owner John Gagnon, who has spoken openly about buying the team back.))

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Still to come on this Friday night - qualifying results from Texas and
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two prominent Roanoke County coaches step down from their jobs today.
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Kenny Irwin won the pole for Sunday's Primstar 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway last night.
Here's a check of your top 25 qualifiers.
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[SUPER=107-1. Kenny Irwin /190.154/2. Bobby Labonte//3. Steve Park//4. Terry Labonte//5. Ward Burton// ;]
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The Cup race will be here on WDBJ on Sunday and the Busch Grand National division races in the Coke 300 today at one right here on WDBJ-7.
Joe Buford won't be running for the win.
He hit the wall yesterday, but Dave Blaney did win the pole, with Mark Maritn second, Adam Petty third and Jeff Gordon fourth.
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The Trucks are out in Phoenix. Stacy Compton qualified 6th for the Chevy Trucks 150.
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And Jimmy Hensley was 13th in time trials.
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One of Friday Football Extra's veteran coaches stepped resigned his post today.
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Cave Spring head football coach Steve Spangler has stepped aside to become the assistant principal at William Byrd Middle School.
Spangler coached football at Cave Spring for 9 years, two as an assistant and seven as a head coach.
In 1994 he was voted Friday Football Extra's triple A coach of the year.
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Cave Spring principal Martha Cobble says there is already plenty of interest in the vacancy.
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Also in Roanoke County, William Byrd basketball legend Richard Thrasher is stepping down after 15 seasons as the Lady Terriers head coach.
During that time, Thrasher won 301 games, a state title and lost just 91 contests.
He made the decision several weeks ago, but just announced the resignation today.
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