[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

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


Next on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]


Get your Big Game tickets out. We'll have the winning numbers-
while some experts warn some people to stay away from the lottery.
An accident near 419 in Salem involving three vehciles.
This unique group STOMPS TO THE beat at the Roanoke Civic Center Auditorium.
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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;]



[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[00:20:25-00:20:29]
[IN Q=Probably buy]

((KAREN MEISS: PROBABLY BUY A NEW HOUSE AND A NEW CAR AND AFTER THAT, I HAVE NO IDEA.))
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=have no idea.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The odds are 76 Million to One -
Despite that, Virginians and their neighbors make plans tonight for what they would do with the 190-Million dollar jackpot up for grabs in the Big Game.
(------------)








[Big-Game]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=98-83 1:59:36]
[GRAPHIC=Big Game 190Million]


Virginia is one of six states involved in the lottery.
And convenience store counters stayed busy throughout the day and evening - especially in areas bordering non-lotto states, like North Carolina.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Folks have ]
[SUPER=03-Cana; :00]
[SUPER=01-Patricia Fleming/Trading Post Manager; :16]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Skordas/North Carolina Resident; :34]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; :41 ]
[RUNS=1:03]
[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7, Cana.]

((
Folks have been lining up for days outside the Trading Post in Cana, for a shot at taking home an estimated 190- million dollars.
The "Big Game" lottery is at an all time high because no one has picked the winning six number combination, since early February.
[sot]
[in q=It's just been ]

(( PATRICIA FLEMING/TRADING POST MANAGER:IT'S JUST BEEN EXCITEMENT, BUILDING AND BUILDING, EVERYDAY HAS BEEN EXCITING, EVERYONE'S JUST BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO BRINGING HOME 190- MILLION DOLLARS. ))
[runs= 10]
[out 1= million dollars.]


Patricia Fleming manages the "Trading Post".
She says most of the store's business comes from neighboring North Carolina, because the state doesn't have its own lottery.
[sot]
[ in q= Every]

(( JIMMY SKORDAS/NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT: EVERY SINGLE BODY, HAS DECIDED WE'RE GOING TO BUILD A RESTAURANT, SOME SAY THEY'LL STILL WORK, I'M NOT GOING BACK TO WORK, I'M GOING BACK TO GREECE IF I WIN THIS MONEY.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q= this money.]

[TAKE SU] (( IF THE NUMBER OF TICKETS SOLD HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT, THE TRADING POST MAY INDEED BE THE PLACE TO SPEND YOUR HARD EARNED DOLLARS.))
[runs= 10]


Over the past ten years, "The Trading Post" has sold TWO separate winning million dollar tickets.
In fact-- the store sells so many tickets the Virginia Lottery recently brought in a third terminal to help handle this week's sales. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Cana.))
[anchor=Jean]
[graphic=Hold]


You can catch the winning Big Game numbers, and the rest of tonight's lotto numbers, later in our newscast.


[Gamblers-Anonymous]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-4 1:35:22]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Big jackpots can also mean big PROBLEMS for those battling a gambling addiction.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Experts say it's easier for people to justify spending more money than usual when the potential reward is so much greater.
And they tend to ignore the astronomical odds AGAINST winning.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:29:09]
[IN Q=And again there's]

((DR. LARRY NELSON/LIBERTY U. PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSOR: AND AGAIN THERE'S ALSO A CERTAIN LOSS OF REALITY THAT WHEN YOU BECOME ADDICTIVE LIKE THAT, THAT THE FACT THAT IT'S NINETY MILLION TO ONE OR SOMETHING SIMILAR TO THAT REALLY DOESN'T PLAY THAT BIG A PART ANY LONGER, BECAUSE, ONCE AGAIN, I'M THINKING ABOUT HOW WOULD I SPEND THIS HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IF I DO WIN.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Larry Nelson/Liberty U. Psychology Professor; :00]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=if I do win.]
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[VO-NAT]


Nelson suggests that people with gambling problems should limit their spending on lottery tickets, or better yet, don't play the lottery at all.
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[Johnson]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-3 1:36:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Roanoke mother of three has decided NOT to contest the charge that she's criminally responsible for the death of her youngest child- -3-week old Princess
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


27-year old Crystal Denise Johnson pled "no contest" to manslaughter this afternoon, rather than face a jury trial next week on charges of felony homicide and felony child neglect.
Her social worker told police the baby was severely dehydrated.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:50:02]
[IN Q=She described it]

((SHE DESCRIBED IT TO ME AS LOOKING LIKE SKIN ON A PRUNE OF THE BABY, THAT CONSISTENCY, RUMPLED, ALL SHRIVELED UP AND SHE SAID IT KIND OF LOOKED LIKE AN ETHIOPIAN CHILD.))
[SUPER=01-A.M. Williams/Roanoke Police Detective]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=Ethiopian child.]
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[V/O-NAT SOT]


Johnson admitted to social workers she'd used crack cocaine the night Princess was born.
Crystal faces up to ten years in prison when she's sentenced June 1st.
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[Martin]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-2 1:17:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Botetourt County sheriff got in the middle of a love triangle by offering to kill a woman's husband.
Tina Tenret has the details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Dorothea Martin]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :11]
[SUPER=@Tina2; :42]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Botetourt County]

((
Dorothea Martin is accused of plotting to kill her husband James.
Last August, Martin's lover called a hit-man from jail and arranged the murder for hire.
Little did he know the hitman was really Sheriff Reed Kelly working undercover.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:17:00]
[IN Q=I WANT A SHOTGUN]

((SHERIFF REED KELLY: I WANT A SHOTGUN BUTCH. BUTCH: OK. SHERIFF: THAT WORKS BETTER, ME AND MY BROTHER ARE BETTER WITH A SHOTGUN. BUTCH: I UNDERSTAND. SHERIFF: AND PISTOL, HE GETS KINDA EDGY WITH A PISTOL, YOU KNOW. AH, A SHOTGUN, I HOLD ON TO THAT, SO, SO, I, I MEAN, I KNOW, LIKE I TOLD YA, HE AIN'T TOO BRIGHT, AND AH AH YOU WANT THAT BOY'S FINGERS MASHED LIKE YOU SAID OR YOU WANT CUT OFF LIKE YOU SAID BEFORE? BUTCH: I WANT THEM SMASHED.))
[RUNS= :26]
[OUT Q=THEM SMASHED]


Prosecutors say Dorothea Martin sent her lover 450-dollars to help pay for the murder.
But on the phone -- her lover tells the hit-man Martin knows nothing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:27:19]
[IN Q=Alright dude and and]

((ALRIGHT DUDE AND AND YOUR AND YOUR WOMEN AIN'T GONNA CROSS YOU UP? BUTCH: NO. SHERIFF: YOU, YOU SURE BOUT THAT BUDDY, LET CAN I TELL YOU. BUTCH: I'M POSITIVE ON THAT. SHERIFF: YOU'RE POSITIVE SHE AIN'T GONNA CROSS YOU UP? BUTCH: YEAH. SHERIFF: SHE TIGHT IN THIS THING WITH YOU MAN? SHE TIGHT WITH YA? BUTCH: SHE DON'T KNOW ABOUT IT AND I DON'T WANT HER TO.))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=DON'T WANT HER TO]


Defense attorneys say Dorothea Martin will take the stand.
Tina Tenret News7 Botetourt County))

[Henry-Death]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=vvo]
[TAPE#=99-5 1:00:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Henry County officials are waiting to confirm the identity of a body found in a burning car.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Police found this vehicle on fire in the Figsboro area yesterday afternoon.
Authorities think the body inside was that of a 55-year-old Henry County resident the car was registered to.
Investigators have not ruled out the possibility of homicide.
(/////////SOT////////)
[SOT tc 49:16]
[IN Q=At this time;]
[SUPER=01-Capt. K.G. Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Office]
(AT THIS TIME WE'RE WORKING IT AS THOUGH IT WERE A HOMICIDE, I'M NOT SAYING THAT IT IS A HOMICIDE. THERE ARE SOME FACTO

RS AND INDICATORS THAT IT MAY NOT BE A HOMICIDE, BUT WE'RE STILL EARLY INTO THE INVESTIGATION AND WE'RE TRYING TO FIND OUT EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN.)
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=that we can.]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=none]


An autopsy report is expected to confirm the identity of the body by week's end.

[Henry-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ame]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A deadly crash involved six cars and left people two dead in Henry county this afternoon.
A vehicle crossed the double line on Carver Road, and crashed into a dump truck.
2 people were flown to Roanoke Memorial hospital, and two were flown to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
The conditions of the other two victims are not known at this time.
Authorities have not yet released the names of those killed in the crash.



[Salem-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-1 1:42:13]
[GRAPHIC=TAKE VO]


[TAKE VO TAKE VO TAKE VO]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


A crash on Boulevard near Route 419 in Salem tonight sent two pickup truck drivers to the hospital.
According to police the driver of a Ford truck was changing lanes when he ran into a car AND a Toyota pickup truck.
The Toyota was knocked over an embankment.
The Ford ended up on its top...
Police believe the driver of the Ford suffers from a medical condition that may have caused the wreck.
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[Kosovo]


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


Yugoslav President Slobadon Milosovic asked for a cease fire for the Orthodox Easter.
Instead NATO answered with another round of missiles and bombs.
Several explosions were heard near a military airport just outside of Belgrade.
A missile also hit a residential area.
Lisa Hughes has the latest tonight.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Slobodan Milosevic]
[SUPER=03-Lucani, Serbia; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gen. Henry Shelton/Chrmn. Joints Chiefs of Staff; :10]
[SUPER=01-Vice Ad. Sir Ian Garnett/Commander of British Forces; :32]
[Super=01-Adm. Thomas Wilson/Joint Chiefs of Staff; :47]
[Super=01-Lisa Hughes/CBS News; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=Washington.]

(( SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC'S CALL FOR A CEASE FIRE HAS DONE NOTHING TO SLOW THE STEADY STREAM OF NATO JETS TAKING AIM AT YUGOSLAVIA.
GEN. HENRY SHELTON/CHAIRMAN, JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF "WE'VE GOT A MISSION TO DO AND WE'LL CONTINUE WITH THAT MISSION UNTIL A POLITICAL DECISION IS REACHED." WHILE WESTERN LEADERS QUICKLY DISMISSED THE PLEDGE AS FALLING FAR SHORT OF WHAT'S NEEDED.NATO PLANES WENT OUT IN FULL FORCE FOR THE THIRD NIGHT IN A ROW. CLEAR SKIES ARE HELPING PILOTS SEE STATIONARY TARGETS, BUT FINDING TROOPS IN THE FIELD IS PROVING MORE DIFFICULT. VICE ADMIRAL SIR IAN GARNETT/COMMANDER OF BRITISH FORCES "WE SUSPECT THE SERBS REALIZE THE ADVANTAGE THAT BETTER WEATHER GIVES US AND ARE GOING TO GREAT LENGTHS TO HIDE THEIR HEAVY EQUIPMENT TO ESCAPE DETECTION."
DESPITE THE PROBLEM OF FINDING GROUND TROOPS.NATO OFFICIALS BELIEVE THE CAMPAIGN IS WEARING DOWN THE SERBS
REAR ADM. THOMAS WILSON/JOINTS CHIEFS OF STAFF "WE HAVE EVIDENCE OF UNITS THAT HAD TO GO INTO HOLDING PATTERNS BECAUSE THEY WERE SHORT OF FUEL AND AMMO."
THAT'S LITTLE CONSOLATION RIGHT NOW FOR THOUSANDS OF REFUGEES STILL TRAPPED INSIDE KOSOVO. FOR THOSE WHO HAVE MADE IT OUT, INTERNATIONAL AID IS STARTING TO HELP. AIRLIFTS ARE MOVING PEOPLE AWAY FROM THE BORDER AREAS AND DELIVERING FOOD TO THOSE STILL THERE. AT THE U-S NAVAL BASE IN GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA.OFFICIALS ARE PREPARING FOR THE ARRIVAL OF UP TO 20 THOUSAND REFUGEES. THE AIRLIFT COULD BEGIN WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.))

[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

[Stomp]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-9 50:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke got to see what all the noise is about tonight.
The touring production of STOMP landed with both feet in the Star City.
Scott Goldberg reports, this show about nothing left the audience really feeling something.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a symphony]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=01-Donisha Brown/STOMP Cast Member;38]
[SUPER=@Scott1;56]
[SUPER=01-Cam Newlin/STOMP Cast Member;1:07]
[SUPER=01-Ryan Pimlott/STOMP Fan;1:25 --QUICK!!]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=SG N7]
(///// SOT /////)
(([SOT]
[IN Q=natsound]

((natsound -- banging))
[RUNS= 03]
[OUT Q=]


It's a symphony of sound.
Played by an orchestra of trash.
A show even its actors can't really describe.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 46:43]
[IN Q=wooo!]

((CAM NEWLIN: WOOO! HARDEST QUESTION IN THE WORLD.))
[RUNS= 02]
[OUT Q=WORLD]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NATSOUND]

((NATSOUND: BANGING))
[RUNS= 01]
[OUT Q=]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 46:45]
[IN Q=UH]

((CAM: UH ... I LIKE TO CALL IT A JAZZ ODYSSEY OF TRASH.))
[RUNS= 03]
[OUT Q=TRASH]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NATSOUND]

((NATSOUND: BANGING))
[RUNS= 01]
[OUT Q=]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 46:51]
[IN Q=HOW ABOUT]

((CAM: HOW ABOUT, UH ... CACOPHONY OF TRASH?))
[RUNS= 04]
[OUT Q=TRASH]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 47:14]
[IN Q=THAT'S SERIOUSLY]

((CAM: THAT'S SERIOUSLY THE HARDEST QUESTION. I'M NOT KIDDING. IT'S REALLY TOUGH TO DESCRIBE.))
[RUNS= 04]
[OUT Q=DESCRIBE]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NATSOUND]

((NATSOUND: loud crash))
[RUNS= 01]
[OUT Q=]


STOMP is a show promoters call a "percussion sensation"...
Started by British street perfomers...
Who took their act off the curb and onto the stage.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 49:02]
[IN Q=i always]

((DONISHA BROWN: I ALWAYS SAY IT'S JUST ABOUT FINDING MUSIC IN EVERYDAY OBJECTS AND EVERYDAY THINGS. AND SO THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NO PLOT, NO POLITICAL UNDERTONES A LOT OF PEOPLE TRY TO FIND THINGS IN THE SHOW BUT IT'S REALLY NOT MEANT TO HAVE THAT AT ALL.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=SHOW]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:08]

[standup]
[IN Q=THE SHOW]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: THIS SHOW HAS NO SPEECH, NO DIALOGUE, NO PLOT. JUST EIGHT HIP PEOPLE WHO MAKE EXTRAORDINARY NOISE WITH VERY ORDINARY OBJECTS.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=objects]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=natsound matchboxes -- OUTSIDE CIVIC CENTER?]

((NATSOUND: MATCHBOXES))
[RUNS= 01]
[OUT Q=]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 47:23]

[**********COVER FIRST PART OF BITE ??? *******]
[IN Q=it might sound]

((CAM: IT MIGHT SOUND KIND OF EMPTY BY ITSELF BUT WHEN YOU PLAY IT WITH FOUR OTHER PEOPLE IT BECOMES A MATCH QUARTET.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=QUARTET]


The cast goes through 48 matchboxes after just three weeks on the road.
They break 84 brooms.
Use 36 oil drums.
Making music that appeals to the little drummer boy in all of us.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:20]
[IN Q=the mUSIC]

((THE MUSIC WAS AWESOME. I GOTTA LEARN HOW TO DO THAT. I THOUGHT IT WAS SO GOOD.))
[RUNS= 04]
[OUT Q=SO GOOD]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 49:32]
[IN Q=during]

((DONISHA: DURING THE DAY WE'LL JUST BE OUT WALKING AROUND THE TOWN AND SOMEONE'S SEEN THE SHOW THE DAY BEFORE AND THEY'RE LIKE "OH MY GOD. STOMP! AND THEY'LL JUST, INSTEAD, OF SAYING HELLO THEY'LL JUST START BANGING ON STUFF.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=ON STUFF]


STOMP'S two-night run in Roanoke started with a bang.
And gave kids plenty of ideas about what to do with all that junk lying around the house.
Scott Goldberg, news-7.
(-----------)))






[Tease1]


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

When News 7 returns, the water level at Carvins Cove is dangerously low - what can local residents do to help?
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


And there may be hope on the medical front for women suffering from memory loss.
One study finds hormone replacement may help.
The full story coming up.
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[sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports preview]
[GRAPHIC=none]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=hello jean]

((Hello Jean, everyone. In sports The Sosa home run watch started tonight, a day of learning for NASCAR rookies at the Martinsville Speedway, The Express names an interim GM. and the Salem Avalanche is home sweet home. Those stories and more in just a few minutes.))
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=a few minutes]



[Water-Conservation]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-6 1:01:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Carvins Cove is normally near its capacity at this time of the year.
But today the water level at the reservoir was almost eighteen feet below the spillway.
And that means city officials are calling for voluntary conservation.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


During the first three months of the year nearby creeks usually replenish Carvins Cove, but that hasn't happened in '99.
And as the weather warms, water use will begin to climb.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:36:15]
[IN Q=This is the last year]

((THIS TIME LAST YEAR, WE WERE RUNNING OVER THE SPILLWAY. THIS YEAR WE'RE ABOUT 18 FEET BELOW SPILLWAY LEVEL, WHICH IS ONE FOOT LOWER THAN IT HAS EVER BEEN AT THIS TIME IN HISTORY, AND THAT IS CONCERNING.))
[SUPER=01-Kit Kiser/Roanoke Utilities Director]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=and that is concerning.]
(---------------)
[VO-NAT]


City Council is asking residents to cut their water use by ten percent, and officials are considering the possibility of mandatory restrictions if the level of the reservoir continues to drop.
(---------------)
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=None]


At this point, other local governments in the Roanoke Valley are NOT reporting any serious water shortages.

[Gay-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=98-82 1:50:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]

About 200 students and staff at Roanoke College won't be speaking tomorrow.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

Along with students at campuses throughout the country, they'll be participating in the Day of Silence protest. The event draws attention to gays who have been silenced by oppression and hatred.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This is a great]
[SUPER=01-Chris Severance/Lamda Alliance President]

[00:08:56] ((CHRIS SEVERANCE: THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR CAMPUS TO COME TOGETHER TO SYMBOLIZE A UNIFIED FORT OR A UNIFIED STRENGTH FOR WHAT HAPPENED IN WYOMING WITH THE MATTHEW SHEPPARD CASE TO SHOW THAT WE DON'T WANT THIS TO HAPPEN TO OUR CAMPUS, THAT THIS ISN'T ACCEPTABLE.))
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=isn't acceptable.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Protestors will remain silent for nine hours tomorrow. The day will end at 5-PM with a group scream.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=none]

Some opponents to the project painted a passage from the Bible on one of the events advertisements.

[Estrogen]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-B]
[GRAPHIC=Medical News]


Women experiencing menopause often say they have problems remembering things.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 15:09:13]
[SUPER=04-JAMA Video;]


Now the Journal of the American Medical Association has published research suggesting estrogen replacement may help.
Women receiving estrogen pills had scans showing their brains were performing as if they were much younger.
If the initial results hold up under more testing estrogen could be used to improve memory
(------------)
[Talent=Jean]
[anchor=hold]


Meanwhile a new type of estrogen replacement has just received the government O-K.
Cenestin is made from yam and soy plants- It will be available in about three months.




[Tease2]


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


Still ahead, Virginia's first family is on the move.....
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

the problem is they don't have anywhere to go just yet.
We'll have the moving mayhem of the Gilmores when News 7 continues.
(----------------)

[TAKE LOTTO!!!]
But first, the numbers we've all been waiting for - they could be worth 190 million dollars...
[lotto]
[SUPER=136-2 1 8/4 4 7 4/10 16 20 26 30/12 17 22 33 44/25]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
2-1-8

(two, one, eight)


Pick 4:
4-4-7-4

(four, four, seven, four)


Cash 5:
10-16-20-26-30

(ten, sixteen, twenty, twenty-six, thirty)


The Big Game:
12-17-22-33-44. Big Money Ball: 25

(twelve, seventeen, twenty-two, thirty-three, forty-four. Big

Money Ball: twenty-five)

[Gilmore-Hotel]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-7 58:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Gilmores may be movin' on up-- to the high rise hotel next to Capitol Square in Richmond.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The first family of Virginia is definitely moving out of the Executive Mansion this month for a several month restoration.
But there may be a gap between the Mansion project beginning and the new rental digs in west Richmond being ready.


That may mean a few days at the Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel.
Rooms go for just under 150 dollars a night...
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=extra point]
[GRAPHIC=none]


In sports, The Express is NOT for sale, meet the Salem Avalanche and Sammy Sosa gets his shot at an opening day home run.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Blacksburg/This Season;]


First our extra point.
Virginin Tech Senior guard Lisa Witherspoon is the Virginia College Sports Information director's Women's Basketball player of the year.
Spoon is joined by teammate Tere Williams on the first team.
Tech Coach Bonnie Henrickson is the coach of the year.
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[SUPER=0091-/Detroit/0//Texas/6//Bottom 8th//Toronto/1/j/Minnesota/6///;]
[super=x5009;]
[super=0092-j/San Francisco/7//Cincinnati/6////Philadelphia/3/j/Atlanta/11///;]
[super=x5009;]
[super=0092-j/NY Mets/12//Florida/3////Montreal/2/j/Pittsburgh/8///;]
[super=x5009;]
[super=0092-/Colorado/3/j/San Diego/4////Chicago/2//Houston/4/j/Sosa 0 for 4/;]
[RUNS=:40]
[OUT Q=...LAST SCORE."]
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[S-Avalanche]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-28 tc 1:56:24]
[GRAPHIC=Salem Avalanche]


Manager Ron Gideon introduced his 1999 Salem Avalanche club to Southwest Virginia during a luncheon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


The team then hit the practice field in preparation for Thurdsay's home opener.
Manager Ron Gideon played in the league in 1985-86 and says he's happy to be back in the area.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=we have]
[SUPER=01-Ron Gideon/Salem Avalanche Manager;]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=getting excited.]
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[WIPE WIPE WIpe]

[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-33 tc 1:08:26]
[GRAPHIC=none]

[wipe wipe wipe wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX/Last Season;]


Houston hosted Chicago in the season opener for both clubs. but this was the scene last season as Cub Sammy Sosa hit his 66th and final home run of the year in the Astrodome.
[super=03-Houston, TX/Astros-KNWS;]


But in this season opener Houston hit the home runs and beat the Cubs four to two. Sammy Sosa was oh-for-4 at bat.

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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-34]
[GRAPHIC=EXPRESS/DAYTON]


The Express opens the playoffs tonight at seven against Dayton, but yesterday afternoon the franchise's off-the-ice problems were back in the news.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Owner Joe Steffen says despite the team's recent financial woes, the club is NOT for sale!!!
Steffen says the owners have paid, or are working to pay all of the delinquint bills.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Joe Steffen/Roanoke Express Owner; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=...totally square."]
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[VO-NAT con't]


In other news from the ice yesterday, Sean O'Connell was named the team's interim general manager.
The best of five series with Dayton opens tonight.
The Express has not beaten Dayton this entire season, losing all four games with the Bombers.
But the playoffs signal new life for everyone.
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[S-GORDON]
[TALENT=DENISE]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

[WIPE TO ENG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I've told...]

((SCOTT GORDON:))
[SUPER=01-Scott Gordon/Express Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=...advantage of it."]
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[S-NHL]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-31 tc 1:07:24]
[GRAPHIC=NHL]


In the NHL, The Carolina Hurricane put an end to the Washington Capitals play off dreams by beating the New Jersey Devils.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/NHL-Fox;]


Carolina took the lead in the first period and never looked back, Jeff O'Neill's power play goal was one of two scores for the Hurricane in the second.
[super=31-New Jersey/2/Carolina/4;]


In the third Ray Sheppard sealed the deal with an unassisted goal and Carolina goes on to beat the Devils 4 to 2.
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[BYE BYE]

[sports tease]


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[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports tease]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Still to come, they're racing in Bristol this weekend, but
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[VO-NAT]

today the rookies are cutting their teeth at the Martinsville Speedway. that story is next.
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[S-Test]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=Mike]
[TAPE#=SP-42]
[GRAPHIC=BRISTOL]


After the week off The Winston Cup circuit gets back in action in Bristol this weekend, but Mike Stevens says Martinsville was the place to be yesterday - especially if you're a rookie.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tony Stewart/Home Depot Pontiac Driver; :17]
[SUPER=01-Buckshot Jones/Crown Fiber Pontiac Driver; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Tim Brewer/Legendary Crew Chief; 1:19]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:42]
[RUNS=1:59]
[OUT Q=...news 7 sports."]
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(BYE BYE)






[lotto]
[SUPER=136-2 1 8/4 4 7 4/10 16 20 26 30/12 17 22 33 44/25]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
2-1-8

(two, one, eight)


Pick 4:
4-4-7-4

(four, four, seven, four)


Cash 5:
10-16-20-26-30

(ten, sixteen, twenty, twenty-six, thirty)


The Big Game:
12-17-22-33-44. Big Money Ball: 25

(twelve, seventeen, twenty-two, thirty-three, forty-four. Big

Money Ball: twenty-five)