[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

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


Next on News 7 -
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[VO-NAT]


This is the scene over Yugoslavia- NATO bombs hit more key targets.
The mother of a girl switched at birth may now seek custody of both children.
And we'll meet the new co-host of Cookin Cheap.
And a boy finds a lot more than fish while heading to the river-
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[Talent=Jean]
[graphic=none]


News 7 is next.


[Open]
[SUPER=#4064; News 7 at Eleven Headline Banner]
[SUPER=@Jean1;]
[SUPER=@Andrew1;]
[SUPER=@Denise1;]




[Serbia]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#NEWSPATH LIVE]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


Pictures from Yugoslavia tonight show fireballs in the sky- as NATO attacks continue.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Newspath]


Lisa Hughes has the latest from Washington.
[Live= Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes;]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
( ad lib)
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's now been]
[SUPER=03-Novi Sad, Yugoslavia;]
[SUPER=01-Ken Bacon/Pentagon Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=able to return]


((IT'S NOW BEEN TWO WEEKS SINCE NATO BEGAN ITS AIR CAMPAIGN. YET EVEN AS BRIDGES GO DOWN AND COMMAND CENTERS ARE DESTROYED, SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC SEEMS UNMOVED. NEITHER IS PRESIDENT CLINTON:

CLINTON SOT If Milovosvic doesn't do what's necessary, NATO will continue air campaign - it will be undiminished, uncea

sing and unrelenting.
A NATO CAMPAIGN ESCALATION IS APPARENTLY UNDERWAY, WITH THE ADDITION OF 24 U.S. APACHE HELICOPTERS, 26 HUNDRED MORE AMERICAN TROOPS AND A MISSILE LAUNCHING SYSTEM AIMED AT ZEROING IN ON SERB TROOPS AND TANKS IN KOSOVO. - TROOPS AND TANKS THE PENTAGON SAYS ARE ACTIVE:
KEN BACON/PENTAGON SPOKESMAN We now have pictures of units herding groups of people. We have attacked some of those.some of those units." THE MASSIVE EXODUS OF KOSOVOR ALBANIANS IS PRESENTING ALMOST AS MUCH A CHALLENGE TO NATO AS MILOSOVIC. THE SHEAR NUMBER OF PEOPLE TRAPPED IN MUDDY UNSANITORY CAMPS IS AN IMMEDIATE HEALTH HAZARD. WITH NO WHERE ELSE TO GO, THEY KEEP COMING. 831 THOUSAND KOSOVORANIANS HAVE BEEN FORCED FROM THEIR HOMES IN THE PAST YEAR. RELIEF FOR THE REFUGEES IS ALSO ON THE WAY. AND AS THE FOOD ARRIVES, THE FIRST GROUP OF REFUGEES WAS AIRLIFTED OUT OF THE REGION TO TURKEY.MANY OF THEM UNHAPPILY..WHILE THEIR DESTINATION MIGHT BE A SAFE PLACE .IT'S NOT HOME.IT'S NOT CLOSE TO HOME.AND THEY DON'T KNOW WHEN THEY'LL BE ABLE TO RETURN.))

[Live= Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
( ad lib)



[Kosovo-Refugees]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=99-9 44:22]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]

The prospect of 20-thousand Kosovar refugees in the U-S has many wondering - how close to home will this hit?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Macedonia]


Right now, plans are to keep refugees on U-S bases in Guam or Cuba.
[super=03-Roanoke]


But Local refugee agencies are preparing for the possibility that if bombings last longer than expected... ethnic Albanians seeking refuge may be taken in on the mainland.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=If the fighting]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Smith/Refugee and Immigration Svcs.]

((BARBARA SMITH: IF THE FIGHTING STOPS, THEN I GUESS THEY WOULD BE RETURNED TO THE KOSOVO PROVINCE. IF IT DOESN'T OR IF IT GOES ON FOR A LONG TIME, THEN I'M NOT SURE WHAT WILL HAPPEN.))
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=what will happen.]
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[anchor=Jean]
[graphic=hold]

In Roanoke, refugees would be housed at the local Refugee and Immigration Services.
Local families would be encouraged to help with the resettlement process.

[Switched-Babies]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-3 1:34:00]
[GRAPHIC=Switched at Birth]


A judge has okayed a settlement that would give one of the girls who was switched at birth nearly two million dollars over the next 30 years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista]


But the girl's biological mother says that's not enough.
Paula Johnson and her attorneys today tried to block Rebecca Chittum's grandparents from accepting the settlement.

The deal also lets the grandparents split 125- thousand dollars.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=20:25:30]

((LINDA ROGERS/GRANDMOTHER: WE'VE BEEN PUT IN A SITUATION WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER. THIS WAS DONE TO US, WE DIDN'T DO IT TO THEM. I JUST HOPE THAT THESE LITTLE GIRLS LEAD NORMAL LIVES, THAT'S ALL I CAN ASK FOR, THAT'S ALL I WANT.))
[SUPER=01-Linda Rogers/Grandmother; :00]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=all I want.]
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[VO-NAT]


Johnson's attorneys say they'll appeal the judge's decision.
They also may seek legal custody of Rebecca.. despite an agreement that has allowed the two girls to remain with their original families.
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[DUI-Death]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-11; 21:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A deadly drunk driving accident last fall landed a man in court today - indicted on manslaughter charges.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 22, 1998]


James Dooley was killed in the midnight wreck on Ninth Street, Southeast.
He was apparently a passenger in a vehicle driven by John Samuel Martin, Junior.
Both the victim and the driver were 19.
In addition to the Involuntary Manslaughter charge, Martin- -who has since turned 20- -is accused of underage consumption of alcohol.
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[Martin]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-2 1:14:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Botetourt County woman says she did NOT help hire the sheriff to kill her husband.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Dorothea Martin is accused of plotting a murder with her lover Thomas Gray.
Gray is already in jail for planning to kill Martin's husband once.
Prosecutors say last summer -- Martin sent Gray 450-dollars in jail to pay a hitman..
But the hitman was really the sheriff working undercover.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:51:35]
[IN Q=I was to kill]

((I WAS TO KILL MR. MARTIN WITH HIS OWN RIFLES AND MAKE IT LOOK LIKE A SUICIDE.))
[SUPER=01-Reed Kelly/Sheriff; QUICK!!!!]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=like a suicide]
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[VO-NAT]


Defense attorneys say Martin will take the stand tomorrow to say she knew nothing about the murder for hire scheme.
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[Shepard]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-B]
[GRAPHIC=Gay Hate Crime]


One of two men accused of beating a gay student and leaving him to die- pleaded guilty.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Laramie, WY;]


Russell Henderson- made the plea- getting two life sentences rather than facing the death penalty.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=20:19:26]

((JUDY SHEPARD/VICTIM'S MOTHER: THERE WILL NEVER BE AN END. IT'LL JUST BE DIFFERENT DEGREES OF ACCEPTANCE.))
[SUPER=01-Judy Shepard/Victim's Mother;]
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=of acceptance.]
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[VO-NAT]


On the stand, Henderson said robbery was a motive.
He said while he and accomplice Aaron McKinney lured Shepard from a bar, it was McKinney who robbed and brutally beat Shepard.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:18:43]
[IN Q=I know]

((WYATT SCAGGS/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: I KNOW YOU WOULD LOVE TO MAKE THIS INTO SOME SORT OF HATE CRIME FOR THE POLITICS, BUT IT'S NOT.)) [BUTT TO 20:19:15] ((CARL RERUCA/PROSECUTOR: IT IS MY HOPE THAT MR. HENDERSON WILL DIE IN THE WYOMING STATE PENENTIARY AND THE ONLY TIME HE LEAVES THE WYOMING STATE PENETENIARY IS WHEN THEY BURY HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Wyatt Scaggs/Defense Attorney; :00]
[super=01-Carl Reruca/Prosecutor; :07]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=THEY BURY HIM..]
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[VO-NAT]


21-year old McKinney's trial is set for August.
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[Henry-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]

The investigation continues in the apparent murder of a Henry County man.
Authorities think Richard Charles Holt, Sr. was killed in his home last week... But the body wasn't discovered until yesterday.
Holt lived off Route 610. On March 30th a neighbor heard shots - then saw Holt's burgundy Chrysler drive past.
Yesterday a friend found what is believed to be Holt's body in the home... A medical examiner will confirm the identity, and cause of death tomorrow.

[Bramblett]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-10 45:44]
[GRAPHIC=Bramblett]


He's not the only inmate in America with his own Web Site.
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[VO-NAT]


But Earl Bramblett is probably Virginia's only Death Row Inmate with one.
Sentenced to die for the murder of the Hodges family in 1994, Bramblett still insists he's innocent.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


And this 68-year old former police officer is inclined to believe him.
Doug Graham started taking an interest in the case even before Bramblett became a suspect.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:26:55]
[IN Q=The police chief]

((THE POLICE CHIEF SAID- -MONTHS AFTER THIS HAPPENED- -BRAMBLETT WASN'T A SUSPECT. .))
[SUPER=01-Doug Graham/Web Site Creator;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=wasn't a suspect.]
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[V/O-NAT SOT]


Graham notes that Chief Foutz has been quoted more recently as saying he knew all along that Bramblett did it.


(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Where he said]

((WHERE HE SAID, "THE SECOND DAY I KNEW HE WAS GUILTY." WAS HE LYING THEN, OR IS HE LYING NOW?))
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=or is he lying now?]
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[V/O-NAT SOT]


Chief Foutz isn't bothered by the criticism, saying Bramblett had the opportunity to testify at trial, and chose not to. Foutz says simply, "justice was done."
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[TAKE WEBWATCH FULLSCREEN]
If you want to see the Web Site for yourself, there's a LINK to it on OUR Web Page, at W-D-B-J-7.dot-com.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey


[Cookin-Cheap]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-6 57:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's been a little more than a month since Laban Johnson died.
Since then, the TV show he founded hasn't missed an episode...
And the co-host who replaced Johnson hasn't missed a beat.
As Scott Goldberg reoprts, Cookin' Cheap is still serving up a good time.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Hey! Welcome]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=@Scott1;24]
[SUPER=01-Doug Patterson/Cookin' Cheap Co-host;1:04]
[SUPER=01-Larry Bly/Cookin' Cheap Co-host;1:15]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=SG N7]
(([SOT 2:20:43]
[IN Q=hey! ]

((NATSOUND: HEY! WELCOME TO COOKIN CHEAP. LARRY BLY, DOUG PATTERSON. HEY! HE NOW KNOWS HIS NAME.))
[RUNS= 03]
[OUT Q=HIS NAME]


It's only the third time he's stepped up to the stove and into the spotlight on the set of Cookin' Cheap.
Doug Patterson is still learning his way around public TV's best-known kitchen.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:20:52]
[IN Q=look at]

((NATSOUND: LARRY: LOOK AT THE RIGHT CAMERA. THE ONE WITH THE BIG LIGHTBULB THERE. DOUG: OH! HI THERE.))
[RUNS= 03]
[OUT Q=HI THERE]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[standup]
[IN Q=even though]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: SCOTT GOLDBERG: EVEN THOUGH HE'S A FULL-TIME ACTOR AND EVEN THOUGH HE ONLY HAS TO PLAY HIMSELF ON THE SET OF COOKIN CHEAP, PATTERSON SAID THIS NEW ROLE IS GIVING HIM A LITTLE STAGEFRIGHT.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=STAGEFRIGHT]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:09:33]
[IN Q=strangely]

((LARRY: STRANGELY ENOUGH ON THE FIRST SHOW HE SAID HE WAS A LITTLE NERVOUS. I SAID WHY? YOU GO OUT ON THE STAGE IN FRONT OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AND COULD FALL INTO THE ORCHESTRA PIT ON AND HAVE ON AT LEAST ONE OCCASION. DOUG: I DID. ONCE I DID. ))
[RUNS= 17]
[OUT Q=I DID]


Patterson takes over for Laban Johnson.
Johnson invented Cookin' Cheap and hosted it for 19-years...until he died last month.
Patterson knew him well.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:10:51]
[IN Q=i really feel]

((DOUG: I REALLY FEEL THAT THIS IS A TRIBUTE TO LABAN. AND OF COURSE I WANTED LARRY TO KEEP DOING THIS, TOO. BECAUSE HE IS SO FAB IN THIS SHOW. ))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:12:12]
[IN Q=laban]

((LARRY: LABAN HAD ALWAYS MADE US VERY CLEAR THAT IF ANYTHING EVER HAPPENED TO EITHER ONE OF US, WE SHOUD CONTINUE THE SHOW AS LONG AS PEOPLE WANTED TO SEE IT.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=SEE IT]


Judging by the massive amount of e-mail sent from fans around the country, everyone wants to see the show go on.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:21:33]
[IN Q=that's the]

((NATSOUND: THAT'S YOUR MIKE THAT YOU'RE BANGING ON. HE'S STILL GETTING A LITTLE USED TO THE TELEVISION THING THERE! ))
[RUNS= 03]
[OUT Q=THING THERE]


And judging by the way these two longtime friends are blending in the kitchen, Cookin' Cheap's newest ingredient will be part of a recipe for continued success.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.
(-----------)))





[Tease1]


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


Still ahead... Viagra - it's a topic that sparks conversation.
Should it be paid for by Medicaid?
We'll tell you what a Virginia poll says.
(---------------)
[VO-NAT]


And prosecutors say he intentionally exposed more than a dozen women to AIDS.
Today he was sentenced in a court of law.
Details when News 7 returns.
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[sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports preview]
[GRAPHIC=none]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=good evening]

((GOOD EVENING i'M DENISE ALLEN IN THE NEWS 7 SPORTS DEPARTMENT, OPENING DAY IN THE MAJORS WAS A DAY OF HOMERS FOR MOST TEAMS. THE CAPITALS HOLD ON TO THEIR PLAYOFFS HOPES AND AREA GOLFERS GET READY TO GO SHOPPING. WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT TO BUY COMING UP IN SPORTS.))
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=coming up in sports]




[Pan-Am]


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


Two suspects accused in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing were brought to the Netherlands today for trial.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=03-Tripoli, Libya;]


The two waved as they boarded a plane-
A trial will be held at a Dutch military base before a Scotish court.
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL]


One woman who lost her husband aboard the flight is pleased there will finally be a trial.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:15:16]
[IN Q=]

((VICTORIA CUMMOCK/VICTIM'S WIDOW: WELL IT IS ORU FIRST SIGN OF HOPE THAT WE MIGHT FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED ON DECEMBER 21ST AND WHY THEY CHOSE TO PERPETRATE THIS ACT..))
[SUPER=01-Victoria Cummock/Victim's Widow;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=THIS ACT.]
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[VO-NAT]


270 people aboard the plane died when it blew up over Lockerbie Scotland in 1988.
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[AIDS-Plea]


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


The man accused of exposing a dozen women to the HIV virus was sentenced to between four and twelve years in prison.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mayfield, NY]


The sentence was part of a plea agreement made by Nushawn Williams-
Prosecutors say the plea bargain came after only five victims would testify. Others refused to cooperate with police.
Williams made no statement during sentencing for second degree rape and reckless endangerment charges.
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[anchor=Jean]
[graphic=none]


Prosecutors say if other women come forward more charges could result.


[Viagra]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-7 57:44]
[GRAPHIC=Medical News]


A poll released today in Richmond reveals nearly two-third of Virginians feel Viagra should be covered by Medicaid.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; ]


The survey of 500 registered voters in the state was conducted for the Virginia Quality Healthcare Network.
The group is educating the public about impotency and providing further coverage for it's treatment.
Some urologists believe the current policy discourages care for underprivileged men.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT tc 11:16:42]
[IN Q=This policy]

((DR. ISAAC KOZIOL/VA UROLOGY CENTER: THIS POLICY IS JUST DISCRIMINATING AGAINST ONE CLASS OF PEOPLE, BECAUSE MOST OF THE PLANS ARE PAYING FOR SOME FORM OF TREATMENT FOR ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION.))
[super=01-Dr. Isaac Koziol/Va. Urology Center]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=erectile dysfunction.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]

Impotency can be a symptom of diseases such as prostate cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease, and severe depression.








[Tease2]


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


When NEws 7 returns, a former tour boat is on its way "out to sea" --
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

but just how the World War Two relic will leave Claytor Lake is a decision still on stormy waters.
The story coming up.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=135-2 4 8/7 7 7 2/2 9 11 25 29]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
2-4-8

(two, four, eight)


Pick 4:
7-7-7-2

(seven, seven, seven, two)


Cash 5:
2-9-11-25-29

(two, nine, eleven, twenty-five, twenty-nine)



[Lake-Boat]
[Anchor=Jean]
[Newscast=11]
[Writer=JoeD]
[Tape#=98-82 1:47:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Seven years after its arrival, the Pioneer Maid is on its way out.
But how the former tour boat will leave Claytor Lake is still a subject of some controversy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=Pulaski Co./May 1, 1992;]


The Pioneer Maid arrived on the lake with great fanfare in the spring of 1992, and it operated as a dinner cruise boat for almost five years.
But long before that, the boat's captain says it was the P-T- 48, a naval craft with an important place in the history of World War II.
(//////////////)
[SOT 10:20:12]
[IN Q=The hull of that boat]

((THE HULL OF THAT BOAT IS THE SOLE REMAINING SURVIVOR OF THE FAMOUS ELCO 77 FOOT PT BOATS. THIS PARTICULAR ONE FOUGHT IN THE BATTLE OF GUADALCANAL, AND DISTINGUISHED HERSELF GOING OUT ON SUICIDE MISSIONS NIGHT AFTER NIGHT.))
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=night after night.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Today, the Pioneer Maid floats at its mooring beside Claytor Lake State Park. Its paint is peeling and it hasn't carried any paying customers since the fall of 1996.
Barrett says a preservation group in Norfolk is interested in renovating the boat, but he says it will take six to eight weeks to make the necessary arrangements.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Meanwhile, park officials say the boat is an eyesore, and a hazard. They say they've tried to work with Barrett, but after more than two years without any progress, they are moving forward with plans to dispose of the Pioneer Maid.



[Lottery]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-5; 1:07:17]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Lottery]


The Happy Food Mart will make someone really happy... very soon.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fincastle]


The Fincastle convenience store on Route 220 sold a winning Virginia lottery ticket.
This wasn't for that huge Big Game jackpot; this one was the regular Lotto drawing, for six million dollars.
But whoever won, has to split the winnings with someone from Virginia Beach.
No one's come forward to claim the money, yet.
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[Forecasts]
[SUPER=#577;]
[SUPER=X5000;]
[SUPER=330-Mostly/Cloudy/43-47/Cloudy/Showers Possible/64-67;]
[SUPER=331-Mostly/Cloudy/43-47/Cloudy/Showers Possible/65-68;]
[SUPER=332-Mostly/Cloudy/42-46/Cloudy/Showers Possible/62-66;]
[SUPER=333-Turning/Mostly Cloudy/40-45/Clouds/And Showers/60-65;]
[SUPER=334-Turning/Mostly Cloudy/43-47/Clouds/And Showers/60-65;]

[SUPER=X5001;][S-Extra]



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


In sports, opening day highlights from the majors, the Capitals are still in the hunt for a playoff spot, and are you ready to hit the links, we'll tell you how to do it in style.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Austin, TX;]


First our extra point.
NASCAR move over, it's the National Drag Racing Lawn Mower association competition.
Imagine mowing your lawn with one of these souped up machines.
Drivers competed for the fastest time on the Austin, Texas, drag strip.
Now here are the boards.
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[WIPE TO SCORES]
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[WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5031;]
[SUPER=0103-j/NY Rangers/5//Philadelphia/1////Ottawa/4//Tampa Bay/4//In OT/;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0103-j/Washington/3//Florida/0////Anaheim/2/j/Detroit/3///;]
[SUPER=X5028;]
[SUPER=0096-j/Atlanta/77//Charlotte/71////Boston/99/j/Orlando/106///;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0096-j/Indiana/88//Detroit/86////Dallas/93/j/Minnesota/100///;]
[SUPER=x5010;]
[SUPER=0091-j/Detroit/11//Texas/5////Tampa Bay/7/j/Baltimore/10///;]
[super=x5009;]
[super=0092-j/San Francisco/11//Cincinnati/8///j/Philadelphia/7//Atlanta/4///;]
[super=x5009;]
[super=0092-/NY Mets/2/j/Florida/6////Milwaukee/7//St. Louis/2//In 6th/;]
[super=x5009;]
[super=0092-/Arizona/6/j/Los Angeles/8//11 Innings/j/Montreal/9//Pittsburgh/2///;]
[RUNS=:40]
[OUT Q=...LAST SCORE."]
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[take a break]



[s-orioles]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=kki]
[TAPE#=sp-36 TC 39:17]
[GRAPHIC=ORIOLES]


The Orioles started the 1999 baseball season off by welcoming the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to Camden Yards.
The O's would send Mike Mussina to the mound for his fifth consecutive opening day duties.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/SportsChannel-FL;]


Fans and players remembered Cal Ripken Sr. with a moment of silence and the third base coach's box is painted with his number 7.
The Rays took a 2-0 lead, but in the bottom of the third Brady Anderson deposits this Wilson Alverez pitch onto UTAH street making the score 2-1.
[super=35-Tampa Bay/7/Baltimore/10;]


Then three batters later Albert Belle will prove why the O's signed the slugger as he unloads for a three run homer giving the Orioles the 4-2 lead.
And Baltimore wins its home opener 10 to seven over Tampa Bay.
(------------)
(BYE BYE)






[S-Braves]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-40 tc 36:41]
[GRAPHIC=Braves]


Atlanta's pitching couldn't pull out an opening day win for the Braves and Rookie Marlon Anderson drove in three runs to help the Phillies to the seven to four win.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/WTBS;]


Scott Rolen hammers this two run shot over the left centerfield wall scoring Anderson and giving Philadelphia the three-two lead in the third.
[super=35-Philadelphia/7/Atlanta/4;]


Brian Jordan would come back to tie it for the Braves, but it's not enough as the Phillies win it seven to four.
(------------)


[S-Avalanche]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
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The Salem Avalanche arrived in town yesterday to begin preparing for the season opener this Thursday night.
The Avalanche has a new manager in Ron Gideon and he's known for his aggressive style of play.
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The Avalanche will hold their first workout on Tuesday night at Salem Stadium and open the season Thursday against the Wilmington Blue Rocks.
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The Washington Capitals are still in the hunt for a play off spot. The Caps stayed alive by beating the Florida Panthers three to zero.
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Brian Bellows would get what ends up being the winning goal for Washington at the 11-45 mark of the second period.


The Caps open things up in the third, Sergei Gonchar puts a little icing on the cake with his 21st goal of the season.
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Washington shuts out the Panthers, three to nothing.
The Caps need Carolina to lose to New Jersey tonight to make the playoffs.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express is going into the play offs as the E-C-H-L's Northern Conference leader for the first time in franchise history. [full screen pinnacle 18086]
Roanoke opens up the second season at the Round House Wednesday night at seven against Dayton.
Fans can catch game two Friday. That one starts at 7-30.
Roanoke travels to Dayton for games three and four. And if a fifth game is needed it will be in Roanoke.
This season Roanoke is oh and four against the Bombers.

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Still to come, it's tee time are you using the best equipment.
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Roy Stanley is up next with the latest in golf gear.
That story after the break
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Spring is here, that means area golfers are dusting off their clubs in preparation for spending the warm weather on the links.
Equipment changes every year, and Roy Stanley says the focus this season appears to be geared toward the golf ball.
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((That sound is sweet music to the golfers ear. But the important thing is the distance and where the ball lands on the golf course.
The golf industry has been flooded with various types of golf clubs that are designed to improve your game.
But this season the focus is turning toward the golf ball and there are plenty to chose from.)) ((GRADY ROBINSON/DR. GOLF:)) ((GARY NORTH/THE GOLF SHOPPE:)) ((Equipment is very important to the average golfer. With increased T-V exposure, the golf industry is able to show how the pros use their, woods, irons and other equipment.
Designer clubs are still a hot item in the area but those in the golf business say its important that the club fits the golfer using them.)) ((NORTH:)) ((ROBINSON:)) ((ROY STANLEY:))
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What would you do if you found 40,000 dollars in a river while fishing?
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((We took off on the bridge screaming we are rich, but then I took it home and gave it to my mom.))
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[OUT Q=to my mom.]
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Shawn Pichocki did... and he turned it in.
Police still haven't found who the money belongs to.
But kids in the area are now checking out the river banks to make sure Shawn didn't miss anything.
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