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Coming up on News 7-severe weather strikes Virginia today with reports of hail and possible tornados.
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[VO-NAT]


The latest on the indictment against Jim Druckenmiller.
Today he speaks with reporters in California.
In the wake of the school shootings in Colorado, Gov. Gilmore is considering whether dress codes are an answer to school violence.
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[ANCHOR=Tonya]
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News 7 is next.


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[VO-NAT]


Lightning strikes, severe thunderstorms, strong winds, and possible tornados.
The region is pounded with severe weather...
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[Severe-Wx]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
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The National Weather Service is trying to confirm whether or not tornados have actually touched down in Central Virginia... particularly in Campbell County.
Robin Reed joins us with the latest.


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

[Druckenmiller]


[ANCHOR=tonya]
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[WRITER=tha]
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Former Virginia Tech quarterback Jim Druckenmiller is facing five years to life in prison for allegedly raping a young woman in Blacksburg, back in March.
Today he spoke with reporters in Santa Clara, California where he was practicing with the San Francisco 49-ers.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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(( Druckenmiller, who's currently a reserve quarterback with the San Francisco 49-ers, is alleged to have raped the young woman at a house in Blacksburg after a night of partying.
The football star doesn't deny having sex but says it was purely consensual and that the woman had been aggressively pursing him throughout the evening.
However, he was tightlipped when questioned, in person, by reporters.
[in q= i have tc 19:28:52]

((JIM DRUCKENMILLER:I'VE BEEN ADVISED NOT TO DISCUSS THE SITUATION...CONTACT MY ATTORNEYS BUT I'LL TALK ABOUT FOOTBALL AND MINI CAMP.))
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[OUT Q= and minicamp.]


Deborah Caldwell-Bono is one of the attorney's Druckenmiller was referring to.
She says Druckenmiller has passed a polygraph and is cooperating with police.
[IN Q=Told them 11:46:15]

((DEBORAH CALDWELL-BONO/DRUCKENMILLER'S ATTORNEY: TOLD THEM NAMES, PHONE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE WHO WERE WITH THEM THROUGHOUT THE EVENING AND KNEW WHAT WENT ON AND THAT SHE HAD CONSENTED. SHE WAS THE ONE WHO WANTED TO BE WITH HIM.))
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The alleged victim obviously has a different outlook on the night in question. Last week, she told her story to a grand jury which issued an indictment for rape.
Prosecutors say Druckenmiller has until Wednesday to turn himself in.
[in q= we have 9:05:00 ]

((PEGGY FRANK/ ASSISTANT MONTGOMERY CO. PROSECUTOR:WE HAVE EVERY ASSURANCE FROM HIS ATTORNEYS THAT HE IS GOING TO TURN HIMSELF IN BEFORE THAT TIME AND WE HAVE NO REASON TO DOUBT THAT.))
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The alleged victim could NOT be reached for comment. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Blacksburg.))

[School-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
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[WRITER=tfl]
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An Internet e-mail message is coming to home computers and businesses calling for people to keep their headlights and porch lights on through Sunday. The effort is aimed as showing a nationwide tribute and token of support for the victims of the massacre in Littleton, Colorado. Jennifer Sabih has the latest.
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[Gilmore]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
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[TAPE#=99-10 1:16:33]
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Strictly enforced dress codes.
That's what Governor Jim Gilmore has on his mind in the wake of the Colorado school killings.
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[VO-NAT]
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Gilmore made his first public comments on the incident during moving day at the Executive Mansion.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: YOU KNOW, THIS IS SCHOOL. AND WE OUGHT TO BE DRESSING APPROPRIATELY AT SCHOOL. WE OUGHT TO BE BEHAVING IN A WAY AT SCHOOL THAT IS SERIOUS ABOUT EDUCATION AND RESPECTFUL OF EACH OTHER. AND THAT'S REALLY WHAT GOES ON. THEN IF YOU WANT TO DRESS IN A WAY THAT'S SCARY OR INTIMIDATING, THEN DO IT AWAY FROM SCHOOL.))
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[ANCHOR=Tonya]
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The Governor says he'd like to see school principals have more power to change student behavior or encourage parent's to seek psychiatric help for their children.


[Danville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-4 2:05:02]
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Danville police are investigating a shooting death. They say they already have a suspect.
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[VO-NAT]
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Forty-seven-year-old Frederick Morris Robinson was killed from a shotgun blast to the chest this morning at his Taylor Street home.
He was the father of two and an employee of the Danville City Schools.
Neighbors say his wife and young son were home at the time.
Several hours later, police assisted his wife out of the house. Neighbors who spoke with her said she was in shock.
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[SOT 2:23:46]
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((AND SHE WAS SHAKING SO BAD, ONE OF THE POLICE OFFICER SAID, 'WELL, CAN YOU HOLD HER,' SO I SAT DOWN ON THE STEPS AND STARTED HOLDING HER, BUT SHE WAS JUST IN PURE SHOCK. I MEAN I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYBODY LIKE THAT IN MY WHOLE LIFE. IT WAS TERRIBLE.))
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[VO-NAT]


Danville authorities say the have a suspect, but they won't identify the person until an arrest is made in the next few days.
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[Southern-Hills]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-8 1:38:25]
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A Roanoke woman is trying to block a development deal on Route 220 South -- she's suing her father and real estate agents.
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[VO-NAT]
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Developers bought homes in the Southern Hills neighborhood to build a hotel and restaurants.
They paid Lola and Fannie LeGrande 212-thousand-dollars for their home, seven times its assessed value.
The husband's happy with the deal but some of his children say their 98-year-old mother didn't know what she was signing.
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[SOT 14:32:23]
[IN Q=It's a very sad]

((IT'S A VERY SAD ... OVER THIS.))
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[VO-NAT]


The N-double-A-C-P says developers pay black families too little for their homes.
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[SOT 14:35:44]
[IN Q=Disproportionately]

((DISPROPORTIONATELY AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE LOSING THEIR LAND ... LIKE HUNTING HILLS.))
[SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP;]
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[OUT Q=like hunting hills]
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[VO-NAT]


The judge indicated he might split the land so Mr. LeGrande can sell his half and Mrs. LeGrande can keep hers.
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[Tease1]


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


Still ahead on News 7 at 11, the U-S will be taking in thousands of ethnic Albanians.
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[VO-NAT]


And a local company helps keep people in touch with their loved ones in Kosovo.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey Tonya this is Mike Stevens back in the sports office with highlights of a big Byrd win on the Diamond as another McGuire shines.
Qualifying results from Talladega are on tap along with the latest on Chip, Womack and Glencar's new head hoop coach.
See you in a few minutes on the bIG 7.))
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[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=net-B]
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NATO turned 50 today... And was honored by a White House dinner on the summit's opening night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC; ]

But the birthday celebration concentrated on how to stop the fighting in Yugoslavia.
[SUPER=03-Belgrade]

The Pentagon says it will send two thousand more troops to the Balkans, increasing U-S presence in the region by more than a-third.
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[SOT tc 20:12:27]
[IN Q=Defeating it]

((TONY BLAIR/BRITISH PRIME MINISTER: DEFEATING IT AND REVERSING IT IS THE BEST ANNIVERSARY NATO COULD POSSIBLY HAVE.))


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[OUT Q=possibly have.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Yugoslav news agency reports NATO jets fired about 20 missiles at a southern city that's home to the army's Kosovo command.
Meantime, Serb T-V is back on the air despite an earlier missile attack on its headquarters.
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[Local-Refugees]


[ANCHOR=Tonia]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=99- 41:08]
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The U-S has agreed to take in 20-thousand Ethnic Albanians --
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Macedonia/April 5]

[99-1,1:39:45] most from camps in Macedonia.
refugeesRefugees with relatives already in the United States will be given priority entry onto the mainland. Families will have to file an affidavit of relationship in order to get their family members safely into the country.


(++++++++++++)

[Full Screen-Phone number] If you have relatives in Kosovo and would like more information, call Refugee and Immigration Services at 5-4-0-3-4-2-7-5-6-1.
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[RGV-Forum]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#99-14 26:52]
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People in this country who are separated from family members in the former Yugoslavia and Kosovo now have a way to stay connected with those in their homeland.
As Stacey Martin reports, it's all because of an internet site formed by the Lexington based company called Rockbridge Global Village.
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((Nikola Janjic was fortunate enough to leave the Balkans shortly before much of the fighting and bombing began.
But, now he's trying to stay in touch with family and friends back home and he's using an internet site to help him.

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((NIKOLA JANJIC: IT'S HARD FOR THEM BUT IT'S TEARING US UP INSIDE TOO JUST TO BE OVER HERE AND NOT TO BE ABLE TO DO ANYTHING AND FEARING EVERYDAY. AT LEAST OVER THERE THEY KNOW WHERE IT'S FALLING AND WHO'S HURT BUT HERE I'M JUST TRYING TO FIND OUT.))
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[OUT Q=trying to find out.]


The site was set up by technicians at RGV and it provides first-hand information from people living through the war.

Nikola's father said their feedback helps put the problem in a new perspective especially for Americans.
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[IN Q=Everybody is aware of]

((DUSAN JANJIC: EVERYBODY IS AWARE OF THE PLIGHT OF THE KOSOVARS WHICH ARE AWFUL BUT EVENTS THAT LED TO ALL OF THIS ARE NOT EXPLAINED WELL AND ARE KIND OF MURKY TO MOST PEOPLE'S EYES OR THEY DON'T PAY ATTENTION TO IT.))
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[OUT Q=attention to it.]


The site was one of several new services the company has recently offered, including internet classes and its popular RGV forum --which re-appeared this month after company executives noticed too many malicious postings last winter and shut it down.
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[IN Q=We wanted it to be]

((DUSNA JANJIC/RGV: WE WANTED IT TO BE SELF-CENSORED. WE WANTED PEOPLE TO USE IT RESPONSIBLY AND WE JUST DIDN'T HAVE TIME OR RESOURCES OR THE INCLINATION TO POLICE EVERYBODY.))
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[OUT Q=to police everybody.]))
[anchor=Tonya]
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Janjic (Yan-itch) and other company executives have set up new restrictions to keep those malicious postings from appearing.
Anyone interested in the internet hook-up to the Balkans can log on at RGV's learning center in downtown Lexington.



[Tease2]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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When News 7 at 11 returns -
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[VO-NAT]

2 are killed and 100 injured after a train derailment in Canada.
The story, coming up.
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[lotto]
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[Train-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
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[WRITER=tfl]
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A Canadian train carrying about 180 passengers and eight crew members derailed today in southwestern Ontario -- killing at least two rail workers and injuring about 100.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Thamesville, Canada; ]

The train slammed into some parked cars when it went off the tracks. In addition the train was carrying some ammonium nitrate pellets and some did spill. Several buildings near the site were evacuated as a precautionary measure after the spill. Ammonium nitrate is a fertilizer product.
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[Wired-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
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[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=99-6 1:30:32]
[GRAPHIC=Education]

One local high school is among the nation's elite when it comes to technology.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

"Family PC" magazine released its list of the Top 100 wired high schools. Roanoke's Governor's School for Science and Technology made the cut.
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[IN Q=I think]

[00:25:29] [where . . . is cut out what he says and cover with video, to shorten bite] ((DR.RICK SHELLEY/SCHOOL DIRECTOR: I THINK THAT WHAT GOT US ACKNOWLEDGED BY AN OUTSIDE AGENCY. . .IS THE MIND WARE, NOT THE SOFTWARE NOT THE HARDWARE, THE MIND WARE. THE IDEAS AND THE CREATIVITY THAT IT TAKES TO REALLY USE WHAT WE'VE GOT EFFICIENTLY.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Rick Shelley/ Governor's School Director]
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[OUT Q=got efficiently.]
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[VO-NAT]

Students at the school go online to check assignments, try chemistry problems and ask their teachers questions. All the classrooms have computers and other high-tech equipment. Plans are currently underway to expand the school building to nearly triple its size.
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Blue Ridge baseball highlights are on the way along with qualifying results and updates on Chip Sullivan, UVa's Womack, and Glenvar's new hoop coach.
But first in tonight's Extra Point - the Raiders signed former Tennessee star Heath Shuler today.
The Redskins first pick in the 94 draft has been a bust in the NFL so far, but he says he's ready to play.
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[IN Q="I think...]

((HEATH SHULER:))
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[S-Byrd]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-43]
[GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL]


We begin this morning with a traditional Blue Ridge baseball rivalry over in Vinton where the William Byrd Terriers tangled with Lord Botetourt.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/Cavaliers vs. Terriers; :00]


Byrd senior Matt McGuire, was warming up in the cage before the game knowing he needed just one hit to reach 100 for his career.
But it was Botetourt that loaded up the bases in the first inning. Josh Aliveto had a chance to clear them but instead Brad Gussler gets him to line out to right to end the threat.
In the bottom of the first McGuire would end the suspense by beating out the slow roller to third base with some good hustle down the line. He would be left stranded. But at the end of the inning the Byrd faithful honored him with a plaque, a t-shirt and the game ball to commemorate the feat.
Byrd would light up the scoreboard in the third with a four run outburst. Neil
[SUPER=34-Lord Botetourt/2/William Byrd/16;]

Zimmerman had the big blow with this thrree run bomb out of the yard.
Byrd gets 8 in the third and 8 in the fourth and McGuire goes 3-for 3 in the 16-to-2 win.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=EXPRESS/CHESAPEAKE]


The Roanoke Express failed to clinch its series with Chespeake last night losing to the Icebreakers 2-to-1 in Maryland.
Game four is tonight in Maryland. Last night was Daniel Berthiaume's first loss in the postseason in net.

[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-32]
[graphic=talladega]


The Winston Cup started qualifying in Talladega, Alabama yesterday afternoon for Sunday's Die Hard 500.
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[vo nat eng#]
[SUPER=03-Talladega, AL/espn2; :00]


And it didn't take long for the Petty frieght train that has been rolling the past two weeks to get derailed. My man Kyle Petty had all kinds of problems on his qualifying run as he bruched against the outside wall and qualified 43rd.
Here's a look at the top 25 drivers who made it yesterday.
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[wipe to qualifying boards] [go to pinnacle board]
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[SUPER=0107-6. Mark Martin//7. Ricky Rudd//8. Tony Stewart//9. Chad Little//10. Michael Waltrip//;]
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[SUPER=0107-11. Wally Dallenbach//12. Mike Skinner//13. Jeff Gordon//14. Sterling Marlin//15. Kenny Wallace;]
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[SUPER=0107-16. Kevin Lepage//17. Dale Earnhardt//18. Bill Elliott//19. Ernie Irvan//20. Jerry Nadeau//;]
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[oc...LAST SCORE.]
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(BYE BYE)




[S-Chip]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-41]
[GRAPHIC=GGC CLASSIC]


The PGA's finest have simply made a mockery of the Forest Oaks Country Club course during the first two rounds of the Greensboro Chrysler Classic.
Jesper Parnevik is the leader after shooting a 63 yesterday. Jim Furyk also shot a 63, but Jeff Maggert tied the tourney record with a ten under 62.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Wednesday; :00]


As for Chip Sullivan, he shot a three under 69 yesterday. But he shot 79 yesterday and he's a four over for the tournament.
He missed the cut by five shots. Fuzzy, Tom Kite, Joey Dindelar and Peter Jacobsen also missed it.
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=gg classic]


You can catch the final two rounds of the event this weekend right here on Your Hometown Station.

[S-Womack]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-42]
[GRAPHIC=UVA FB]


UVa running back Antwoine Womack, who faces malicious wounding charges and an August court date has taken a leave of absence from the football team for an undetermined amoutn of time.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Saturday;:00]


Womack played in last Saturday's spring game at Albemarle high school and took part in all spring workouts with the team.
Coach George Welsh says he will remain on scholarship at UVA, but he will not take part in any team activities until his legal problems are resolved.
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[S-NCAA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=BEIGHTOL]


Allison Beightol, the former Cave Spring athlete who is now at Randolph-Macon was named an outstanding sportsperson of the year yesterday by the NCAA.
The prestigious honor is given to student-athletes who demonstrate fairness, honesty, respect and resonsibility on and off the court.
(BYE BYE)




[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Still to come tonight, the Glenvar Highlanders have a new head basketball coach who is nothing new to the valley.


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[VO-NAT]


Rick Crotts takes over the the Glenvar Highlanders for the retiring Art Lawrence. High thoughts right after this break.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-27 (1:46:23)]
[GRAPHIC=tennis]


The Virginia Tech men's and women's tennis teams are looking good after day one of the Atlantic 10 Conference championships in Blacksburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :]


The Lady Hokies have won three straight conference championships. And after dominating the A-10 again this season, The Lady Hokies are focused on winning their fourth straight.
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[IN Q="I think...]
[SUPER=01-Anne Thompson/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :]
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[OUT Q=...go after them."]
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[VO-NAT]


Tech is currently ranked 44-th and the Lady Hokies have beaten seven teams ranked in the top 30 and six teams in the top 25.
And nationally the team has set a goal to advance past the second round of the N-C-A-A and into the sweet 16 at the University of Florida.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="It's been...]
[SUPER=01-Majka Serafini/#1 Singles; :]
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[OUT Q=....this year hopefully."]
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[talent=mike]
[grahic=tennis]


The Tech women play George Washington tomorrow while the Tech men take on Dayton.




[S-Glenvar]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-37 (40:59)]
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Rick Crotts is once again a head basketball coach in Roanoke County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk; :]


Several jobs were available after Crotts was released as the head coach at Cave Spring following the 1993-94 season.

But Crotts, A Glenvar graduate, wanted to remain in the valley and eventually become the head coach at his alma mater.
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The Highlanders captured the Group A state championship this season and Crotts hopes to keep the program at that level retiring coach Art Lawrence established.
Graduation hit the team hard but Crotts says he has some talent left, and he plans to get some more help from the JV's to keep things rolling.
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A painting that was once thought to be worthless turns out to be worth more than a thousand words.
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A painting found at a yard sale is worth perhaps as much as a million dollars, but was sold for only 29 dollars.
The painting is called "Two Magnolias On Blue Plush".
It's by American artist Martin Johnson Heade (HEED)...
It will be auctioned off by Christie's in New York in May.
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