[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

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


Next on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]


The man accused in the Ironto rest stop murder says he's never been there.
What's in the future for Smith Mountain Lake this year?
We'll have details.
And check out this beauty pageant. These contestants may look like women- They're anything but.
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[Talent=Jean]
[graphic=none]


News 7 is next.
[Open]
[SUPER=#4064; News 7 at Eleven Headline Banner]
[SUPER=@Jean1;]
[SUPER=@Robin1;]
[SUPER=@Denise1;]




[Video-Open]
[anchor=Jean]
[newscast=11]
[tape=VideoOpen]
[graphic=N7 at 11]



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[vo-nat]
It was 1997 when a man was murdered at a local rest stop.
Today, prosecutors in the case take some hits.
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[Pritchett]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-8; 53:06]
[GRAPHIC=Pritchett Testimony]


The defense begins it's case tomorrow in the capital murder trial of Livingston "Bud" Pritchett.
But Pritchett's lawyers have already scored some points.
Eric Earnhart reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Bud Pritchett]
[SUPER=01-Sandra Wright/Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney; 11]
[SUPER=01-Tammy Whorley/Witness; 24]
[SUPER=01-Fred Kellerman/Defense Attorney; 37]
[SUPER=01-Neal Turner/Chief Deputy; 57]
[SUPER=@Eric1; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=EE, News 7]


(("Bud" Prichett says he's NEVER been to the Ironto rest area where Estel Singleton was shot in the head at point blank range two years ago.

[SOT 01:09:09-TAPE 1]
[IN Q=this wasn't an]

((SANDRA WRIGHT THIS WASN'T AN ACCIDENT, THIS WAS WILLFUL, DELIBERATE, AND PREMEDITATED. ))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=and premeditated]


[01:22:53]
Prosecutors believe Tammy Whorley saw the killer at the rest area that night, but when she looked across the courtroom at Prichett she said.
[SOT 01:23:06-tape 2]
[IN Q=this man was]

(( TAMMY WHORLEY/WITNESS; THIS MAN WAS A LITTLE, LOOKED LIKE A LITTLE LIGHTER, NOT AS HEAVY ))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=not as heavy]



The defense says Prichett FOUND Singleton's credit cards, but didn't steal them, or kill him.

[SOT 01:18:44 tape 1 ]
[IN Q=and bud will tell]

(( AND BUD WILL TELL YOU THAT HE USED THE ATM CARD, BUD WILL TELL YOU THAT HE USED THE CREDIT CARD, BUT BUD WILL CONTINUE TO TELL YOU THAT HE DID NOT TAKE THE LIFE OF ESTEL SINGLETON))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=Estel Singleton]



But what did Pritchett tell police? Deputy Neal Turner testified about a phone call he overheard Pritchett make the night he was questioned.

[SOT 04:11:37-TAPE 4]
[IN Q=he stated that]

(( NEAL TURNER/CHIEF DEPUTY; HE STATED THAT HE WAS AT STATE POLICE HEADQUARTERS CONCERNING THE DEAD MAN AT THE REST AREA, HE STATED THAT "I DIDN'T KILL HIM BUT I JUST TOLD THEM THAT I DID" AND HE STATED THAT WOULD EXPLAIN FURTHER WHEN HE GOT OUT TOMORROW))
[RUNS= 17]
[OUT Q=got out tomorrow]

[standup-01:49:21-PRICHETTE STANDUP TAPE]

Prichett will likely be asked to expain that statement if he does take the stand and is cross examined by prosecutors. In Christiansburg, EE, News 7.))







[Lilly]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=599-05]
[GRAPHIC=Lilly Appeal]


The carjacking and murder of a Virginia Tech student rocked Blacksburg in 1995.
Now, the alleged killer's appeal is raising tought questions for the American legal system.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington;]


It's about when hearsay evidence should be allowed in American criminal cases.
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./December 1995; ]


Benjamin Lee Lilly's appeal was heard today before the U-S Supreme Court.
Lilly was convicted in 1996 of the carjacking and murder of Virginia Tech student Alex DeFilippis -- partly on the TAPED testimony from Ben's brother Mark.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:15:51]
[IN Q=At the trial]

((CHRISTOPHER TUCK/LILLY'S ATTORNEY: AT THE TRIAL LEVEL, WE OBJECTED TO MARK LILLY'S TAPED STATEMENT BEING PLAYED, BECAUSE WE DIDN'T GET THE CHANCE TO CROSS EXAMINE THAT STATEMENT. PEOPLE SAY IT'S JUST A TECHNICALITY-- NO, IT'S OUR CONSTITUTION. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO CONFRONT YOUR ACCUSERS. NO ONE WANTS TO BE TRIED AND POSSIBLY PUT TO DEATH AND NOT BE ABLE TO CONFRONT THOSE WHO ARE DOING THIS ACT.))
[SUPER=01-Christopher Tuck/Lilly's Attorney; ]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=this act.]
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[VO-NAT]


Several justices today questioned whether Mark Lilly's testimony should have been admitted at all.
Lawyers for the Commonwealth say there was never any evidence that anybody but Ben Lilly committed the slaying.
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[Pughsley]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-1 1:26:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Another capital murder trial is underway in Lynchburg, where a teenager faces the death penalty if convicted.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


18-year old Dale Lee Pughsley (PUGS-lee) is charged with the shooting death of 41-year old David W. Robertson last year.
Police call the shooting a drug deal gone bad.
So far, sixteen of the 24 jurors needed have been selected for the jury pool in Pughsley's case.
Opening arguments are expected to get underway tomorrow.
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[Thorn-Spring]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-10; 30:38]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


Fire destroyed the Thorn Spring Country Club in Pulaski County this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.]


A fire official estimates the damage to the building and contents at more than a million dollars.
The fire was first reported at about 2:30 this morning. It took six departments more than an hour to bring the flames under control.
No one was hurt.
The Pulaski County sheriff's department is looking into the cause of the fire.
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[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=Aviano, Italy]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-A]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


The U-S is beefing up air power near the former Yugoslavia.
Nearly two dozen American planes are being sent to the region.
Maureen Maher has the latest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=If a picture]
[SUPER=01-James Rubin/State Dept. Spokesman; 44]
[SUPER=03-Aviano AFB, Italy; 52]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/CBS News; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=standard outcue.]

((IF A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS, THEN THESE IMAGES SPEAK VOLUMES. THE ANGUISHED FACES OF KOSOVAR ALBANIANS FORCED TO FLEE FROM THEIR BURNING HOMES AND VILLAGES. You must hurry
In the last week, 60 thousand refugees have flooded neighboring Kosovo borders. This man says "If you have luck and money at least one thousand German marks, they will let you go. But you need a lot of luck. THIS PAST WEEKEND, 20 TEACHERS AND AT LEAST 3 ALBANIAN INTELLECTUALS WERE REPORTEDLY EXECUTED. THE WHITE HOUSE AND NATO DENY THE AIR STRIKES HAVE PROVOKED THE RECENT WAVE OF SERB ATTACKS. CLAIMING YUGOSLAV LEADER SLOBODAN MILOSOVIC HAS BEEN READYING HIS TROOPS FOR ETHNIC CLEANSING FOR SOME TIME.
James Rubin, State Department Spokesperson) We have no doubt he bears political responsibility. ON MONDAY EVENING, JETS TOOK OFF ALMOST HOURLY FROM THE AVIANO AIR BASE, AS THE ALLIED NATIONS SHOWED NO SIGNS OF LETTING UP THE OFFENSIVE AGAINST MILOSOVIC'S GROUND FORCES. EARLIER IN THE DAY, AIR STRIKES TOOK OUT THE SERBIAn POLICE HQ IN THE CAPITOL . FOR AMERICAN TROOPS WHO TAKE TO THE SKIES IN AIRCRAFT LIKE THIS C-130 THIS IS A DANGEROUS MISSION AGAINST A BRUTAL LEADER. BUT ONE WELL WORTH IT. "Don't worry too much. We're doing the best we can. We're doing a good job.")









[Lake-Meeting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#99-11 18:29]
[GRAPHIC=SML]


Smith Mountain Lake residents held their first town meeting tonight with ambitious hopes for big changes.
Tina Tenret has more.
[Double Boxes=Tina/Newsroom]


Jean, for years the lake community has talked about forming its own government instead of being split between Roanoke, Franklin and Bedford counties.
[Live= Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Tina1;]


The idea was not formally discussed tonight but you can see hints of it -- in the number of new lake organizations and the demands residents make for their unique needs.
(Rollcue: unique needs)
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=About 100 lake residents]
[SUPER=01-Arthur Strunk/Lake Resident; :13]
[SUPER=01-Marc de Tournillon/Shoreline Marina; :53]
[RUNS=1:05]
[OUT Q=more frequently]

(( About 100 lake residents attended the first town meeting.
Some would like a retirement home for the lake's large elderly population.
They also want medical facilities and sports fields for children.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:34:50]
[IN Q=There is obviously]

((THERE IS OBVIOUSLY MUCH AVAILABLE IN ROANOKE, LYNCHBURG, BEDFORD AND ROCKY MOUNT BUT WE'RE KIND OF IN THE MIDDLE AND IT'S A GOOD HALF HOUR TRIP TO GET TO ANY OF THOSE PLACES.))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=ANY OF THOSE PLACES]


But this community admits it could not stay afloat without tourists -- or at least their money.
The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says boating season -- not hunting -- is now their busiest.
The Boating Association says with all the controversy over clean water -- a dozen marinas now force boat owners to seal their tanks so they can not dump sewage into the lake.
One marina owner even installed his own free pumpout facility.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:31:11]
[IN Q=I'm encouraging]

((I'M ENCOURAGING OTHER MARINAS TO DO THE SAME THING. IF WE DON'T CHARGE FOR IT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE BUDGET CONSCIOUS AS FAR AS WHAT IT COSTS TO GET A BOAT PUMPED OUT MAY JUST GO AHEAD AND GET IT DONE A LITTLE MORE FREQUENTLY.))
[RUNS= :14]
[OUT Q=MORE FREQUENTLY]))
[Live= Full/Newsroom]


The next town meeting will focus on improving water quality at Smith Mountain Lake --
[Double Boxes=Jean/Newsroom]


That will be on May 26th.



[Boating-Laws]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-9 47:07]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Boaters at Smith Mountain Lake will face hefty fines if they violate new laws.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Motorboats can not go above idle speed within 50 feet of docks, boathouses, or people in the water.
Personal watercraft -- or jet skis -- cannot weave through traffic, follow water-skiiers, or turn sharply to spray someone.
Jet-skiiers also must be at least 16 years old, or 14 if they can prove they took a boating safety course.
All rental businesses must provide safety courses -- and even salesmen must pass them.
And from now on, the D-M-V keeps track of people charged with boating drunk.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

[Tease1]


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


Straight ahead, a guilty plea from an American marine involved in last year's deadly ski gondola crash in Italy.

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[VO-NAT]


And e-mail users beware - a massive computer virus may have infected thousands of systems over the weekend.
Details later on News 7.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports preview]
[GRAPHIC=none]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Hello sports fans]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=in just a few minutes]

((HELLO SPORTS FANS. A NEW CHAMPION IS CROWNED IN MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL. THE MATS ARE ROLLED OUT AS SCHOOL IS BACK IN SESSION FOR AREA WRESTLERS AND IF YOU'VE GOT THE DOLLARS--A SPARE 25-THOUSAND YOU TO CAN TEST AT MARTINSVILLE. THOSE STORIES AND MORE IN JUST A FEW MINUTES.))


[Cable-Car]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-B]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A marine navigator has pleaded guilty in connection with last year's ski gondola accident in Italy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Camp Lejeune, NC;]


Captain Joseph Schweitzer pleaded guilty to conspiracy and obstruction of justice.
Schweitzer was accused of destroying a videotape he made aboard the Marine jet.
Before today's hearing his lawyer said Schweitzer is the type of guy who wants to stand up and take responsibility.
The marine jet sliced a cable sending a ski gondola to the ground- killing 20 people.
Schweitzer was facing manslaughter charges but those were dropped after the pilot was acquitted of manslaughter earlier this month.
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[81-Crackdown]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-6 54:24]
[GRAPHIC=Speed Crackdown]


Tougher enforcement of traffic laws on Interstate-81 seems to be paying off.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


Two-hundred 90 people were ticketed in the latest crackdown in that part of the highway assigned to the Salem Division of the State Police.
The total number of arrests yesterday from Winchester to Bristol was better than 40-percent below what it was the first time troopers were out in force.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:30:45]
[IN Q=I've noticed]
[SUPER=01-1st Sgt. Frank Duffy/Va. State Police]

((I'VE NOTICED THE MOTORING PUBLIC HAS SLOWED DOWN QUITE A BIT.))
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=quite a bit.]



[Young]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-5 57:31]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


An un-expected by-product of yesterday's crackdown was the arrest of a suspect in a stolen car.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


Police say Morris Conward Young tried to elude them on the Interstate by weaving in and out of traffic.
When the 32-year old ex-con from West Virginia finally pulled over, he got out of the car and took off on foot from the shoulder of the highway.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:26:25]
[IN Q=I chased him]
[SUPER=01-Andrew O'Connor/State Trooper]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=where he was.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


It took two hours to catch up with the suspect.'
Trooper O'Connor says it's all in a days work.
"Con" Young was charged with grand larceny, speeding- -74 in a 65 zone, and driving without a valid license.
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(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:36:15]
[IN Q=What was going]

((WHAT WAS GOING ON YESTERDAY? I WAS DRINKING TOO MUCH. YOU WERE DRINKING AND DRIVING, BESIDES SPEEDING IN A STOLEN VEHICLE? I CAN'T ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS RIGHT NOW, SIR, WITHOUT MY LAWYER PRESENT.))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=my lawyer present.]
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[V/O-NAT SOT]


Police believe he may have stolen as many as four vehicles before being stopped around four o'clock Sunday... he told police he was on his way to Louisiana to pick up his daughter.
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[Baby-Food]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Product Recall]


Heinz USA is recalling some of its baby food.
The company says some six ounce jars of Heinz broccoli, carrots and cheese baby food may contain pieces of plastic.

(-----------)

[pinnacle board - PRODUCTION NUMBER]
A Heinz spokeswoman says the recall only affects those six ounce jars with the production code of "P 3-3-8-8-E A" printed on their lids.
If the number matches return the baby food to the store where you bought it. [pinnacle board two - PHONE NUMBER]
Heinz says if you have questions call Heinz USA at 1-800- 782-8408.
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[Dow]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-78 2:05:20]
[GRAPHIC=Stock Market]


The Dow finally did it.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


After weeks of flirting with 10-thousand, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above that milestone today.
It was fueled by investor confidence and strong company earnings.
But some stockbrokers caution investors:
Crossing the 10-thousand-point barrier doesn't mean the stock market will keep going up.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:37:32]
[IN Q=A lot of people]

((TOM DUNKENBERGER: A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE THINKING THE MARKET GOES HIGHER, THEREFORE THEY'RE GOING TO FUEL MONEY INTO THE MARKET. IF THAT DOES NOT COME TRUE, IF THE EARNINGS ARE NOT THERE TO JUSTIFY THESE HIGH VALUATIONS, THEN THEY MAY BE IN FOR A DISAPPOINTMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Dunkenberger/Wheat First Union;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=DISAPPOINTMENT]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


This was the fourth time the Dow actually crossed the 10-thousand-point mark ...
But the first time it remained that high when the closing bell sounded.
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[Tease2]


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


When News 7 returns, the name is Melissa... and this virus is causing major headaches for e-mail users... including some local corporations.
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[VO-NAT]


You think you could spot a man from a few feet away?
It might not be so easy here -
Later on News 7, details on a beauty pageant that REALLY turned heads.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=135-6 4 5/3 0 3 5/5 25 26 32 33]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
6-4-5

(six, four, five)


Pick 4:
3-0-3-5

(three, zero, three, five)


Cash 5:
5-25-26-32-33

(five, twenty-five, twenty-six, thirty-two, thirty-three)




[Melissa-Virus]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-7 48:48]
[GRAPHIC=Internet]


The next time your computer tells you "you've got mail..."
You need to think twice before you double-click.
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[VO-NAT]

["dow 10k/melissa" tape]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Opening an email that says "Important message from..."
And the name of someone you know...
Could infect your computer with a virus called "Melissa."
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:30:30]
[IN Q=this actucally]

((ELTON GHEE/NEW CENTURY TECHNOLOGIES: THIS ACTUALLY IS ONE OF THE FEW VIRUSES THAT DOES NOT CAUSE DAMAGE TO YOUR PC; YOU'RE NOT LOOKING AT LOSING INFORMATION. BUT WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH E-MAIL USERS AROUND THE WORLD IS E-MAIL SYSTEMS ARE BEING BROUGHT TO THEIR KNEES.))
[SUPER=01-Elton Ghee/New Century Technologies;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=KNEES]
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[VO-NAT]


Melissa copies e-mail addresses from your personal address book, then sends e-mails to 50 people you know. [from lb stock tape 3 at 44:50]
Businesses like General Electric have been infected, and the virus is backing up their e-mail servers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:31:00]
[IN Q=it doesn't sound bad]

((ELTON GHEE/NEW CENTURY TECHNOLOGIES: IT DOESN'T SOUND BAD, BUT IN THE BUSINESS WORLD, IF YOU'RE TRYING TO SEND OUT AN E-MAIL TODAY, IT MAY NOT GO NOWHERE FOR A WHILE OR IF PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO COMMNICATE WITH YOU, YOU MAY NOT BE RECEIVING E-MAILS.))
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=e-mails]
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[anchor=Jean]
[graphic=none]


The best way to avoid getting infected is not to open e-mails that claim to be important messages from your friends.




[Amherst-Jail]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-2 1:09:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Efforts are under way to save a century- old jail building in Amherst from the wrecking ball.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst]


The 108-year old brick structure stands next to the county's new jail.. it's been vacant for several years.
County supervisors wanted to spend fourteen thousand dollars to demolish the jail, but local preservationists say it can be saved for the same amount of money.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:17:05]
[IN Q=At a time]

((RODNEY TAYLOR/"SAVE THE JAIL" ORGANIZER: AT A TIME WHEN COMMUNITIES ALL ACROSS VIRGINIA ARE FIGHTING, AND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ARE FIGHTING TO PRESERVE THEIR HISTORIC BUILDINGS, IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE FOR US TO HAVE A GOVERNMENT THAT'S ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE AND TEARING THE BUILDING DOWN.))
[super=01-Rodney Taylor/"Save the Jail" Organizer]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=the building down.]
(--------------)
[VO-NAT]


Taylor is now trying to raise about ten thousand dollars to stabilize the building until it can be renovated.
A public meeting will be held next month to gauge support for the project.
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[Forecasts]
[SUPER=#577]
[SUPER=X5000]
[SUPER=330-Partly Cloudy/And Cool/40-42/Mostly Sunny/Wind NW-10/68-70]
[SUPER=331-Clear With/Light Winds/40-45/Mostly/Sunny/70-72]
[SUPER=332-Clear And/Chilly/35-40/Mostly/Sunny/64-68]
[SUPER=333-Mostly Clear/Light Winds/34-38/Sunny/Wind NW-10/60-65]
[SUPER=334-Clear With/Winds NW-10/30-35/Mostly/Sunny/60-63]

[SUPER=X5001][S-Extra]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=extra point]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Coming up, The huskies and the Blue Devils battle for the national crown, the mats are rolled out for area wrestlers as school is back in session and Mike Stevens catches up with Jeremy Mayfield in Martinsville.
First our Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Blacksburg/This Season;]


The Virginia Tech Women's basketball team will be honored for its 28 and three record, Sweet 16 appearance in the N-C-Double-A Tournament and its Atlantic 10 regular season conference title.
The celebration is happening at six o'clock Wednesday night in the Cassell.
Head Coach Bonnie Henrickson and all the players will be joined by the band and cheerleaders.
The Event is free and open to the public.
Now here are the boards.
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[WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5027;]
[SUPER=0095-/Duke/74/j/Connecticut/77//NCAA Championship/;]
[SUPER=X5028;]
[SUPER=0096-j/Atlanta/83//Indiana/82///j/Seattle/109//Dallas/101///;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0096-/LA Clippers/88/j/Denver/100////Vancouver/38//LA Lakers/44//2nd Quarter/;]
[SUPER=x5031;]
[SUPER=0103-/NY Islanders/1/j/NY Rangers/3////Phoenix/0//Vancouver/1//2nd/;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=...LAST SCORE."]
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[take a break]



[S-NCAA]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-26 tc]
[GRAPHIC=UCONN 6127]


The Huskies have done it. In its first attempt at a national cahmpionship the University of Connecticut walked away with the brass ring by beating Duke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St Petersburg, FL/CBS-NCAA;]


Some Former great Duke Players were on hand to cheer the Blue Devils and it was a close first period.
Duke would look inside as Avery makes the nice feed to player of the year Elton Brand for the score.
U-Conn would go in among the trees as well as Jones lays it in for the Huskies.
As the first half is drawing to a close Traigen Langdon fires off the three and is fouled the four point play helps Duke to a 39-37 half time lead.
This game lived up to its championship billing as the second half was a nail biter as well. The Blue Devils knock the rebound out to Langdon the three pointer makes it a one point game.
[super=33-Connecicut/77/Duke/74;]


But the Huskies didn't fold, as Khalid El-aMin goes right over Elton Brand for the points and UCONN wins its first national title 77 to 74.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=we really]
[SUPER=01-Ricky Moore/UConn; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Calhoun/UConn Head Coach; :10]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=very sprecial tonight]
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[s-NBA]


[ANCHOR=DENISE]
[NEWSCAST=11P]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-27 tc 1:35:30]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


In the NBA the Atlanta--Indiana game was a buzzer beater only
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/NBA-Fox Sports;]

Larry Bird's Pacers didn't beat the horn last night.
In the closing seconds Atlanta goes inside. Grant Long gets fouled on the attempt and converts the free throws to give the Hawks the lead with three seconds to go.
[super=32-Atlanta/83/Indiana/82;]


The Pacers bobble the last chance shot and Atlanta goes home the 83-82 winner over Indiana.
(------------)
(BYE BYE)




[S-Wrestle]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-28 1:51:26]
[GRAPHIC=Wrestling]


The Roanoke Valley Wrestling Academy is in it's second season and last night class was in session at Hidden Valley Junior High.
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[VO-NAT]
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The academy runs every Monday night from March to July. 77 wrestlers from grades three to twelve are on hand for the academy. Virginia Tech wrestling coach Keith Mourlam served as last night's guest clinician and is encouraged by Roanoke's efforts to promote wrestling.
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The New York Rangers score two third period goals to win the inner-city battle on the hardwater.
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Wayne Gretzkey puts the Rangers on top of the Islanders with his 2852nd career point with 2-oh-7 left in the third period.
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The icing on the cake is this empty net goal by John McLain and the Rangers win all five meetings with the Islanders this season. This one by a score of three to one.
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Still to come, drivers are testing at The Martinsville Speedway for
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next months Goodys Body Pain 500, but you've got to fork over the dough to make a test run on the half mile oval.
Mike Stevens has that story next.
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The Goody's Body Pain 500 is next month but some drivers are visiting the Martinville Speedway to test the track.


And that's where Mike Stevens caught up with Jeremy Mayfield today.
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At first glance, tonight's video of the day is just your ordinary beauty contest --
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But it would take more than a glance to figure out why this one is different.
The Miss Tiffany Contest is Thailand's transvestite beauty pageant.
The people you see here are men and transexuals.
The pageant winner took home four thousand dollars in cash.
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