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Next on News 7 at Six...
Police investigate a possible hate crime in Craig County.
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And you wouldn't think a beach would have to fight for popularity... but this one at Smith Mountain lake does...
We'll show you how they're doing it.
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[Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=ame]
[TAPE#=99-14; 15:38]
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An early morning fire damaged a couple of buildings in Roanoke today.
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The blaze broke out around 4 this morning at an apartment complex at 375 Elm Avenue.
Firefighters quickly evacuated apartment residents and no one was injured.
A neighboring building suffered some smoke and heat damage.
The fire is considered to be suspicious but officials still don't know what caused it.
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[Craig-KKK]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#99-9; 54:34]
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A possible hate crime in Craig County has gotten the attention of the FBI.
The problem started with a sign posted outside a home in an area known as "Craig City".
The sign included a racial slur that was apparently directed at a black resident.
Stacey Martin has more.
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((Deputies with the Craig County Sheriff's Department confirmed the sign was posted at the edge of Allen Wright's front lawn and read in part, "Nigger go home."
News 7 contacted Wright about the sign but he would not talk to us.
However, neighbors said the message was directed at a black man who was new in town.
Deputies would only identify him as "Oscar"--a man from West Virginia who was living with Preston Greenway until a few days ago.
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[IN Q=I hated to tell]

((PRESTON GREENWAY: I HATED TELL HIM TO LEAVE BUT I HAD TO--I COULDN'T AFFORD TO HAVE MY 10-THOUSAND DOLLAR TRAILER BURNED DOWN BECAUSE OF DAMNED IGNORANCE.)) [RUNS07]
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It's similar threats and a fear of violence that has many residents scared to speak publicly about the incident.
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((IT'S A SMALL TOWN ...AND EVERYBODY JUST KNOWS EVERYBODY AND PRETTY MUCH WHAT'S GOING ON AND A LOT OF PEOPLE IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE AND THINK LIKE THEY DO YOU PAY FOR IT.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=pay for it.]
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[IN Q=They probably would come]

((THEY WOULD PROBABLY WOULD COME DOWN HERE AND TEAR UP ANY PROPERTY OF OURS-- MESS WITH THE CAR, THE HOUSE, WHATEVER; START SPREADING RUMORS WHATEVER. )) [RUNS18]
[OUT Q=spreading rumors, whatever.]
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((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: THE CASE HAS NOW BEEN TURNED OVER TO THE SALEM STATE POLICE WHO HAVE AN ON-GOING INVESTIGATION INTO THE MATTER.
AND, THEY HAVE IN TURN CONTACTED THE FBI AND THEY ARE CONSIDERING THE CASE A POSSIBLE HATE CRIME. SM, NEWS 7.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=Stacey Martin, News 7.]))


[Bedrosian]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-1; 1:58:06]
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Al Bedrosian is running again for the Virginia House of Delegates...after losing in 97 by only two percentage points.
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Bedrosian announced his candidacy today at the Hollins Branch Roanoke County library.
He says his platform is basically the same as before...
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[IN Q= It's a smaller government]

(( IT'S A SMALLER GOVERNMENT PLATFORM. I KNOW EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT SMALLER GOVERNMENT,BUT TRY TO REDUCE THE SIZE OF government. GIVE PEOPLE BACK MONEY AND LET THEM DO THE THINGS THAT THE WANT. I AM A VERY STRONG PRO-LIFE ADVOCATE.))
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Bedrosian will be seeking the Republican nomimation in the June 8th primary.
Richard Cranwell of Vinton currently holds the House of Delegates seat for the 14th district.

[IRS-taxes]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-2; 1:33:55]
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The countdown is on...April 15th is only 5 days away...and that means tax time.
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Today the downtown Roanoke I-R-S office opened for extended hours to help people fill out forms and answer tax questions.
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[IN Q= We'll do simple tax returns]

((MIKE SPEARS/IRS: WE'LL DO SIMPLE TAX RETURNS,BASIC TAX RETURNS, WHICH JUST SIMPLE FORMS. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE GETTING EXTENSIONS, ANY FORMS THAT THEY NEED. ANSWERING TAX QUESTIONS, A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE FINISHED THEIR RETURNS BUT THEY HAVE ONE OR TWO QUESTIONS..OR NEED HELP WITH A SCHEDULE D OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.))
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The office will be open Monday thru Thursday from eight a-m till four-thirty p-m.
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[SML-Festival]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-17; 05:48]
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Smith Mountain Lake State Park opened its gates to this year's campers and tourists with a Spring Fling Festival this afternoon.
Tina Tenret takes us there.
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((The beach doesn't officially open until Memorial Day but you wouldn't know it by looking.
Crowds enjoyed the hot sun and sand --even the hot air -- at Smith Mountain Lake State Park.
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((I LIKE ALL THE WAVES ... IT'S REALLY FUN WHEN YOU JUST RUN AROUND.)) [RUNS08]
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State Park volunteers say they want more people to know about the beach -- so they held a festival.
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All kinds of animals showed up -- some dug into the food and face paint while others spun yarn.
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((GETS EM OUT OF THE HOUSE ... PLENTY OF CLOWNS.)) [RUNS08]
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State Park volunteers say they must compete with development at other parts at the lake and overcome the stigma of e-coli found here 2 years ago.
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((YOU KNOW THEY HAVE TO DO THAT ... WE FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT.)) [RUNS09]
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A cluster of new cabins for rent will open at the state park on May first -- but it seems some prefer castles.
Tina Tenret News7 Bedford County.))

[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-31]
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TheRoanoke Express can wrap up its first round playoff series in Dayton tonight.
Last night at the Roundhouse the Express beat the Bombers to take a 2 to nothing lead in the best of five series.


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Dayton promised to again be physical last night. Both teams were just that in the first as the game had to be stopped to fix the boards after a hefty check.
Dayton would drop the first bomb of the game as Kiley Hill's shot is turned away, but Dan Hendrickson puts in the rebound. One to nothing Dayton in the second.
The Express answers in a big way as Duane Harmer's shot sneaks past Trevor Koenig. We're tied at one all midway through the period.
The Express would take the lead on a Calvin Elfring tally, and then the Bandit,
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Daniel Berthiaume preserved it as he turns back 28 shots and Roanoke wins 3-to-1 and takes a 2 games to none lead in the series that heads back to Dayton tonight.
Roanoke is not claiming the title just year after what happened last year in the first round.
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[S-Masters]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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Jose Maria Olazabal is the leader after three rounds of the Masters golf tournament. He's at 7 under par.
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But the man with the hot hand today was Steve Pate. He set a Masters record by making seven consecutive birdies.
Pate finished the round at 65, The lowest round of the tournament and he is at 5 under par after three rounds.
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Tom McKnight of Galax shot a 73 today for a total of 220, the low round so far for the four amateurs that made the cut.



[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
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After two years without a win, Jason Keller returned to Victory Lane today winning the Moore's Snacks 250 Busch race in Bristol.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bristol, TN/ESPN; :]


Dale Earnhardt Junior would take the lead from Keller with less than 50 laps left in the race.
Then the caution game out when Jeff Green hits Geoffrey Bodine in the rear causing him to spin and collect several other cars.
Keller blew past Earnhardt Junior for the lead with less than 20 to go and he holds on winning the Moore's Snacks 250.
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Earnhardt Junior was second followed by Elton Sawyer, Terry Labonte and Todd Bodine.


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