[News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Eric]

[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=eea]
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Next on News 7 at 11...
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[VO-NAT]


As the fighting escalates in Kosovo, more talk about NATO ground troops surfaces in Washington.
Marine Reserves in Roanoke are ready to deploy IF they're called into action.
And a housefire breaks out in Danville tonight.
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[ANCHOR=Eric]
[SS=none]


News 7 at 11 is next.

[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia/Kosovo Under Fire]


An Easter Weekend in Yugoslavia brought more fighting, as a battle between Serbs and Kosovo rebels spilled over into neighboring Albania.
In Washington, there is more talk about ground troops.
Lee Cowan has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=as the allied attack]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John McCain/(R) Arizona; :20]
[SUPER=03-Aviano, Italy; :36]
[SUPER=01-Gen. Wesley Clark/NATO Supreme Commander; :47]
[RUNS=1:54]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington;]

((AS THE ALLIED ATTACK CONTINUES FROM THE AIR - THE DIPLOMATIC ONE CONTINUES ON THE GROUND.
SECRETARY OF STATE MADELEINE ALBRIGHT IS ALREADY IN BRUSSELS FOR MEETINGS WITH NATO FOREIGN MINISTERS - AND PRESIDENT CLINTON IS LIKELY TO GET AN EARFUL ON THE USE OF GROUND TROOPS AS CONGRESS RETURNS FROM THEIR EASTER HOLIDAY.

(SUPER: SEN. JOHN MCCAIN//R-ARIZONA) "If this situation is as serious

as he describes - a powder keg in the heart of Europe, genocide, a holocaust, then there is no option that we must rule out, if we are going to prevail."
OVER THE WEEKEND SOME ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS HINTED A STANDBY PLAN OR THE POSSIBLE USE OF GROUND TROOPS HAS BEEN DISCUSSED, BUT NATO'S SUPREME COMMANDER SAYS HE WON'T ASK TO USE THAT OPTION UNLESS IT'S A LAST RESORT.

(SUPER: GEN. WESLEY CLARK/NATO SUPREME COMMANDER)
(COURTESY: FACE THE NATION)

"I haven't called for ground troops - take a bite at this time."

(nats)
(LOCATOR: AVIANO, ITALY)

THE 19TH DAY OF THOSE ATTACKS MET WITH OPPOSITION IN ITALY AS PROTESTERS GATHERED OUTSIDE NATO'S AIR BASE. BUT OFFICIALS SAY THE STRIKES WILL CONTINUE - HOLES IN THE CLOUDS ENOUGH TO ALLOW SOME 50 TARGETS INSIDE KOSOVO'S CAPITAL TO BE HIT - ATTACKS NATO CALLED 'RESTRAINED' GIVEN THE EASTER HOLIDAY.

(nats)


AS THOSE CELEBRATIONS WERE UNDERWAY IN SERBIA - THE PRAYERS OF THOUSANDS OF REFUGEES WERE ANSWERED AS THEY FINALLY MADE THEIR WAY OUT OF THE KOSOVO FORESTS TO FREEDOM IN NEIGHBORING MONTENEGRO. THEY ARE THE LUCKY ONES - SOME 400-THOUSAND OTHERS REMAIN TRAPPED, THE PROMISE OF AN EASTER CEASE FIRE LAUGHABLE, IF IT WEREN'T SO DEADLY. LEE COWAN, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON;))

[Marines]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-2; 07:33]
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There's also a possibility that military reserves may be called into action.
And, this weekend Roanoke Marine reserves underwent a series of tests, preparing them for deployment.
Joy Sutton has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The Marines]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Captain Ted Adams/Roanoke US Marines; :19]
[SUPER=20-Joy/Sutton; :55]
[SUPER=04-November 1990/Roanoke; 1:00]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=JSU, News 7, Roanoke.]
[SOT: 19:04:47]

((The Marines of Bravo Company, 4th Combat Engineer battalion are ready for action.
The battalion received high ratings from inspectors on deployment readiness.
And as Captain Ted Adams tells us training and being prepared for combat is a matter of life and death. [19:04:55] [IN Q: THEY HAVE TO BELIEVE] (( CAPTAIN TED ADAMS/ ROANOKE US MARINES:THEY HAVE TO BELIEVE EVERY TIME THEY GO OUT AND TRAIN, EVERY TIME THEY SHOW UP HERE, IT HAS TO BE AS REAL AS POSSIBLE TO THEM SO THEY HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF COMING HOME ALIVE.)) [RUNS09] [OUT Q: COMING HOME ALIVE]
In this class Marines go through demolition training....in another class they are training on rifles.
There are 127 reserve marines ready to go at a moments notice.
For these troops Kosovo is not yet a reality...but something to be prepared for.
[SOT 19:07:12]
[IN Q= FOR US IT IS NOT]

(( FOR US IT IS NOT A REAL THREAT...WE HAVE NOT BEEN ACTIVATED IN TERMS OF ANY SUPPORT FOR KOSOVO. IF THEY CALL US THE MARINES ARE READY TO GO.)) [RUNS 09] [OUT Q: READY TO GO]
If called into active duty the marines would have 48 hours to pack-up their gear and deploy.
But as for now the marines will continue to prepare for the day when they might be called to serve their country.
Joy Sutton News 7, Roanoke.))

[House-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-4; 1:40:39]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A fire damaged part of a home in Danville tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The fire broke out around 9-30 at 308 Campbell Street.
Firefighters managed to put the blaze out quickly and no one was injured.
There's no word yet on what caused the fire.
Meanwhile, authorities are continuing their investigation.
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[Pitts-Remains]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Pitts Remains Found]


Family members have identified the belongings on skeletal remains found Thursday as those of 78-year old Howard Eddie Logan of Danville.
Authorities with the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Department said Logan was in the early stages of Alzheimer's.
The cause of death is still unknown and an autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

[groundbreaking]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-1; 1:43:45]
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It's a first of its kind for Bedford County...a fire station, rescue squad, and sheriff's department all in one building.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


There was a groundbreaking ceremony this weekend for the Shady Grove public safety building.
The new facility will be directly across from the Shady Grove Baptist Church on Route 6-19.
For Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown this means more efficient service for the residents.
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[SOT 19:25:17]
[IN Q=what it's going to mean]

((MICHAEL BROWN/SHERIFF: WHAT IT'S GOING TO MEAN TO THE CITIZENS IS CONCEIVABLY A REDUCTION IN RESPONSE TIME TO THIS AREA..HOPEFULLY OF ONE-HALF))
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford County Sheriff;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q= hopefull of one-half]
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[VO-NAT]


The facility is scheduled to open at the end of August.
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[Tease1]


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


Up next--the vice-president's website runs into some legal problems..
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[VO-NAT]


And, how many people do you know who are celebrating 50 years on the job?
We'll tell you about one man who is when the news continues.
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[WebWatch]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=Web Watch]
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The FAA says don't worry about Y2K.
Al Gore makes another internet mistake...
And one internet company wants to pay you just for being online.
More in tonight's WebWatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The FAA says it's ]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO; :06]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=WDBJ 7 dot com]

(([intro]
[RUNS= :05]

The FAA says it's squashed the Y2k bug... They tested the computer system at Denver International Airport over the weekend, setting the clock up to the end of the year... when it rolled over to 2000, everything worked.

California officials are trying to stop the internet "upskirt" trend... pictures taken up unsuspecting women's dresses with hidden cameras and posted on pay websites.
It's apparently legal... several "photographers" who were arrested have been released... Lawmakers are now trying to ban the practice.

Al Gores internet goofs continue... his official campaign website had to shut down it's Kid's Page, after reporters noticed it asked kids for their names, e-mail addresses and zip codes... requesting that information will be illegal when a new privacy law takes effect in 2001.
The re-vamped website asks only for first names... and NOW warns kids NOT to give out the information it used to ask them for.

Want to make money just for being online? A new website says it will pay you 50 cents an hour, for up to 40 hours a month.
The catch, you have to keep an advertisment banner at the bottom of your web browser.

For links to these sites, click on WebWatch, at the WDBJ website, at WDBJ 7-dot-com.))

[O'Hair-Reel]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Virginia Newsreel]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Newsreel]


In the 60s atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair made headlines for her efforts to remove prayer from public schools.
And, in the 70s her campaign led her to Roanoke, where she squared-off with evangelist Bob Harrington.
Andrew Freiden has more in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Musicians have not]
[SUPER=04-October 6, 1977; :03]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Hirsh/Reporting; :24]
[SUPER=07-Madalyn Murray O'Hair; :56]
[SUPER=01-Bob Harrington/Evangelist; 1:34]
[RUNS=2:00]
[OUT Q=I'm Andrew Freiden]


((Musicians have not been the only ones to take the spotlight at the Roanoke Civic Center, it has also been the site of a hot debate.
On October 6, 1977 ,about 15-hundred people were on hand to watch atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair and Evangelist Bob Harrington debate the question of God versus Godlessness". News 7's Jeff Hirsh was there and introduces us to the 2 sides.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 8:35:09]
[IN Q=on one side]

((JEFF HIRSH/ON ONE SIDE THE WELL KNOWN ATHEIST MADALYN MURRAY O'HAIR THE WELL KNOW ATHEIST WHOSE FIGHTS BACK IN THE 1960'S HELPED TO REMOVE PRAYER FROM THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. ON THE OTHER SIDE FLAMBOYANT NEW ORLEANS EVANGELIST BOB HARRINGTON THE SELF PROCLAIMED PASTOR OF BOURBON STREET. HARRINGTON ARRIVED HERE IN A BUS A GIFT HE SAYS IS FROM PENTHOUSE PUBLISHER LARRY FLYNT. HARRINGTON IS TRYING TO CONVERT FLYNT)) [RUNS20]
[OUT Q=convert Flynt]


They were there for different reasons.
O'Hair said she was in it to publicize her lawsuits, raise some cash, and as she put it" for a chance to tell Christians what I really think about them."
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[SOT 8:35:41]
[IN Q= you are traitors]

((MADALYN MURRAY O'HAIR: YOU ARE TRAITORS TO THE AMERICAN HERITAGE BECAUSE BASICALLY CHRISTIANITY IS INTOLERABLE. YOU CANNOT TOLERATE ANOTHER VIEWPOINT BECAUSE YOURS IS THE ONE TRUE GOD. YOURS IS THE GOD TO WHOM EVRY KNEE MUST BOW.)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=must bow]


O'Hair insulted the crowd, tore up a Bible and was soundly booed. On the other hand, Harrington received a warmer welcome when he stepped up to the mic. He praised God and the crowd...... And in return they clapped and gave him a standing ovation. Harrington sponsored the rallies. He said he wanted to tell people of O'Hairs atheist threat to the nation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 8:35:58]
[IN Q=And, brother don't]

((BOB HARRINGTON/AND BROTHER DON'T YOU EVER START KICKING GOD AND KICKING THE BIBLE OUT OF HIS PLACE BECAUSE THAT IS WHERE THE PEOPLE ARE AND NOT ONLY THAT, BUT SHE WANTS TO TAKE IN GOD WE TRUST FROM OUR MONEY. NOW THAT DOESN'T CHANGE THE EFFECT OF MY MONEY IF I TAKE IN GOD WE TRUST OFF, BUT I JUST DON'T LIKE PEOPLE MESSING AROUND TRYING TO TAKE THINGS WE WANT OFF THINGS WE WANT IN GOD WE TRUST ON OUR MONEY THEN BLESS GOD WE ARE GOING TO KEEP IN GOD WE TRUST ON OUR MONEY.)) [RUNS25]
[OUT Q=on our money]

That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm Andrew Freiden.))
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[ANCHOR=Eric]
[SS=none]


Recently Madalyn Murray O'Hair has been making headlines ever since she disappeared in 1995.
Last week a San Antonio newspaper reported that O'Hair, her son and her grandaughter may have been killed then buried on a ranch in San Antonio, Texas.
But, a search of the ranch turned up nothing.

[Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=Feedback]
[GRAPHIC=Feedback]


A story on a web site dealing with convicted killer Earl Bramblett brought some mail this week.
Assignment editor Joe McKean tells us what it's about, in News-7's Feedback.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The story]
[SUPER=04-April 5; :00]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=McKean, News-7.]

((The story Keith Humphry reported earlier this month focused on Doug Graham, who has taken his interest in the Hodges murder case to the Internet.
Graham's web site argues that someone other than Earl Bramblett killed the Hodges family nearly five years ago.
A viewer from Fort Chiswell saw the story and wrote:
"The part that really bothers me is that the man you were interviewing said that justice was not served for Earl. He is partly right, justice was NOT served because Earl is still alive and an innocent family, especially two innocent children, do not have that privilege."
It's always a privilege for us to hear your comments on our news coverage or topics in the news.
Just be sure to include your name and hometown when you're writing.
Letters should be sent to News-7, P.O. Box. 7, Roanoke, Virginia, 24022-0007.
For faxes, the number to use is 540-343-7269.
E-mail should be sent to news@wdbj7.com.
And you'll also find a moderated on-line forum at our web site, wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

[Tease2]


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


Still ahead-- Roy Stanley will have highlights from the Master's.
And, Andrew Freiden will have your extended weather forecast when the news continues.

[Barber-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=Virginia Profiles]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Profiles]


Lewis Farmer has been cutting hair for 50 years.
And, after all this time he still has some of his original customers.
Joe Dashiell has more in this week's Virginia Profiles.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=OPENS ON NAT SOUND]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=@Joe2; :29]
[SUPER=07-Elbert Henson; :39 VERY QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Bo Richardson/Barber; :48]
[SUPER=01-Lewis Farmer/Barber; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]

(( [OPENS ON NAT SOUND OF FARMER CRANKING CHAIR]
Lewis Farmer has been raising his customers and lowering their ears since 1949.
That's the year, he finished the Richmond Barber School and arrived in Roanoke to take a temporary job cutting hair.
He's been here ever since.
[SOT 02:42:04]
[IN Q=When you were in barber school]

((WHEN YOU WERE IN THE BARBER SCHOOL BACK IN RICHMOND, DID YOU EVER IMAGINE YOU'D BE HERE 50 YEARS LATER STILL CUTTING HAIR? SURE DIDN'T. AND IT DOESN'T SEEM POSSIBLE THAT IT'S BEEN THAT LONG EITHER.)) [RUNS :11]
[OUT Q=that long either.]


For the last 31 of those 50 years, Farmer has been holding court in a storefront on Fourth Street.
The Highland Park Barber Shop is a fixture in the Old Southwest neighborhood... and so is Lewis Farmer.
Just ask his friend Elbert Henson.
[SOT 17:39:49]
[IN Q=He's the best]

((HE'S THE BEST IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY.)) [RUNS :03]
[OUT Q=in the Roanoke Valley.]


Henson may be biased. He worked alongside Farmer for 18 years, but many others share his opinion.
[SOT 02:43:41]
[IN Q=I never did a flattop]

((I NEVER DID A FLATTOP TIL I CAME HERE, YOU KNOW. I DIDN'T THINK THAT FLATTOPS WERE IN TIL I CAME HERE. THERE'S A LOT OF EM AND I'VE LEARNED A WHOLE LOT FROM HIM.)) [RUNS :09]
[OUT Q=learned a whole lot from him.]


Bo Richardson took over the shop at the first of the year, but Farmer still cuts hair on Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons. NAT SOUND OF SHAVING CREAM
And at a time when most barber shops have forsaken the straight razor... Farmer still straightens the edges the old- fashioned way.
and tells the story of one customer who fell asleep in the middle of a shave.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I thought I had him woke up]

((I THOUGHT I HAD HIM WOKE UP, BUT WHEN I RAISED HIM UP, HE STARTED SLIDING RIGHT OUT ON THE FLOOR. HAD TO DROP THE CHAIR BACK DOWN TO CATCH HIM BEFORE HE SLID OUT ON THE FLOOR.)) [RUNS :11]
[OUT Q=before he slid out on the floor.]


Farmer wishes he had a penny for every head he's trimmed. He could retire rich.
But that wouldn't please his customers... who still enjoy his company and his cuts.
[SOT 02:53:16]
[IN Q=Bye Bye]

((BYE BYE, THANK YOU. BYE BYE. RED YOU OUGHT TO HAVE BROUGHT YOUR GUITAR IN.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=brought your guitar in.]


The story doesn't end with his 50th anniversary... As long as he's enjoying the work.. Farmer says he won't set aside his scissors and comb.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke.)) [Forecasts]
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[TAPE#=SP-34 (34:36)]
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At one time during the final round, Five golfers were tied for the lead. But Jose Maria Olazabal broke away from that group to win his second Masters title.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Augusta, GA/CBS SPORTS; :]


The back nine drama picked at the 13-th hole. Greg Norman, the crowd favorite, rolls in this eagle putt to take a one shot lead on Olazabal at 7 under par.
However, just seconds later Olazabal answered. He would make this long putt for birdie and the two walked off the 13-th green tied at 7 under with 5 holes left to play.
Norman would bogey 14 and 15 and Olazabal would make his par put at 18 to finish with a 71 for a total of 280, 18 under par. Number 13 would be the deciding hole.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="As soon as...]
[SUPER=01-Jose Maria Olazabal/1999 Masters Champion; :]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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Davis Love finished second at 6 under par after a 71 and Norman was third att 5 under after a 73.
[GRAPHIC=McKnight]


Tom Mcknight of Galax shot 77 to finish second among the four amateurs at 9 over par.



[S-Avalanche]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-26 (1:42:08)]
[GRAPHIC=Salem Avalanche]


The Salem Avalanche got a split in its four game set with Wilmington beating the Blue Rocks 4 to 2.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Salem vs Wilmington; :]


Mugsy the mascot entertaining the kids at the park.
The game was scoreless until the fifth Dave Ullery hits this double to left center field scoring a runner to make the score 1 to nothing Rocks.
Wilmington was in scoring position but the Avalanche pitcher makes this play on the shot back to the mound getting the runner at second and ending the inning.
[SUPER=37-Salem/4/Wilmington/2/;]


Salem scored in the bottom of the fifth John Lindsay with the fielders choice scores Chone Figgins and Salem wins it 4 to 2.
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[S-Braves]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-42 (33:11)]
[GRAPHIC=Braves/Diamondbacks]


Atlanta scored three runs in the final two innings to pull out a 3 to 2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, Ga/TBS; :]


An aerial view of Turner Field in Atlanta.
Arizona jumped out to the early lead when Travis Lee gets all of this Greg Maddux pitch sending it over the left centerfield wall for a solo homer and a 1 to nothing lead.
[SUPER=35-Atlanta/3/Arizona/2/;]


But in the bottom of the ninth Andruw Jones rips this shot over short into left field scoring two runs and the Braves win it 3 to 2.
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[S-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-29 (1:08:48)]
[GRAPHIC=None]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/FOX SPORTS; :]


The Cardinals and Reds hooked up in St. Louis today.
Mark McGwire gets all of this Jason Bere pitch sending it over the left field wall for a solo homer and his second of the season.
But the Reds beat the Cardinals and here are the rest of the scores.
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[S-Wizards]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-40 (38:42)]
[GRAPHIC=NBA Logo]


Allen Iverson's 32 was not enough as the Washington Wizards put together a strong fourth quarter to beat Philadelphia 105 to 98.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/HTS; :]


Larry Brown working the sideline as his team holds on to the lead.
The Wizards go to the boards hard as Randall Jackson is there for the tap in cutting the Sixer lead to 87 to 85.
Several minutes later Washington would take the lead. Rod Strickland takes it to the hoop and scores off the glass drawing the foul and the Wizards took the 92 to 91 lead. Strickland scored 19.
[SUPER=32-Washington/105/Philadelphia/98/;]


Iverson takes in for the easy basket and two of his 32 but the Wizards win it 105 to 98.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Tease]
[GRAPHIC=None]


And coming up, He dodged all the trouble on the track this time
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[VO-NAT]


And Rusty Wallace dominated winning the Food City 500 in Bristol.
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[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-38 (33:21)]
[GRAPHIC=Bristol Logo]


Rusty Wallace started on the pole and he would take the checkered flag at Bristol holding off Mark Martin to win the Food City 500.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bristol, TN/ESPN; :]


Tony Stewart made his move taking the lead from Wallace who was dominating the race at the time.
Dale Earnhardt started from the rear of the field but with 258 laps to go he was running in the 12-th position.
Then the third caution of the day came out when Robert Pressley spins on the back stretch and collects Bobby Labonte in the crash.
Wallace would get out of the pits first after the caution to lead the race again. Wallace led 223 of the first 283 laps.
Jeff Gordon was making his move but he gets involved in a crash that also included Stewart bringing out the fifth caution of the day.
With less than 20 laps to go it turned into a two car race and Rusty would hold off Martin winning the Food City 500 in a brand new car.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="He got...]
[SUPER=01-Rusty Wallace/Food City 500 Winner; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mark Martin/Finished Second; :]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=.....taurus team."]
[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Dale Jarrett was third, John Andretti fourth and Jeff Burton fifth. Jeff Gordon finished sixth.



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[ANCHOR=ROY]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-31 TC 1:09:32]
[GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS GENERIC]


One of the world's strongest men stopped in the Roanoke Valley yesterday.
As Denise Allen introduces us to Gary Mitchell.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ruth Mitchell/Gary's Mom; :21]
[SUPER=01-Gary Mitchell/World's Strongest Man Competitor; :27]
[super=01-Glenna/Gary's Sister; 1:30 QUICK!]
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((One may say Gary Mitchell is as strong as nine men.
This armored car weighs 34-thousand pounds. Teams of nine competed to see which one could drag it 100 yards in the fastest time.
Gary Mitchell did it on his own. He travels the world participating in Strong Man competitions.
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Training for Strong Man Competitions is a full time job, but his work as a consultant for Ford Motor Company pays the bills.
Most of the events are overseas, he says the sport hasn't yet caught on in the United States.
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Back in the states Gary is surrounded by a supportive family.
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One that motivates him and one that he inspires.
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Injuries to Gary's back, knees and shoulder have required a total of 12 surgeries. But after each one he recovers and heads back into competition with the world's strongest men. )) Denise Allen News 7 Sports.