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[ANCHOR=Eric]

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[WRITER=eea]
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Next on News Seven at Six... The fight for a safer interstate continued on I-81 today with another speeding crackdown.
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[ANCHOR=Eric]
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And we'll show you how the Colorado school shooting is making waves on the internet.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Head]
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In sports, The Winston cup drivers battled at Talladega the Celtics win in the N-B-A.
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[VO-NAT]


And highlights from this afternoon's action in Major League Baseball.
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[TALENT=Andrew]
[SS=None]

The slow warmup continues-- we'll get a few degrees warmer tomorrow. The extended forecast features a few chances of rain. Details coming up.

[Speeding-Crackdown]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-3; 02:01:35]
[GRAPHIC=More Patrols 81]


Nearly 300 drivers were ticketed the last time state police cracked down on speeders along I-81.
And, troopers were at it again today.
[Double Boxes=Eric/Joy Microwave]


Joy Sutton is live near the interstate with more.
[Live=Joy Full/Microwave]


Eric today we went out with a Virginia State trooper to see how it all goes down.
[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]


Police say truck drivers often have an advantage when it comes to being ticketed.
(Rollcue:being ticketed.)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Cars zoom down]
[SUPER=03-Salem;00]
[SUPER=01-Carole Stone/Trucker;13]
[SUPER=01-Sargent Vern Jones/VA State Police;31]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Robbins/Car Driver;46]
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[OUT Q=overall speed of drivers.]

((Cars zoom down I-81..often times unaware of police lurking nearby.
But truck drivers often times get early warnings from their fellow truckers.
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[SOT 00:46:37]
[IN Q=They use]

((CAROLE STONE/TRUCKER: THEY USE TRUCKER LANGANGE..I DON'T KNOW IT REAL WELL..THERE'S A BEAR GOING SOUTHBOUND, NORTHBOUND..WHICHEVER WAY AT THE MILE MARKER))
[OUT Q=whichever mile marker.]


And police say that although truckers makeup 40-percent of the traffic on 81...they get a significantly less number of tickets.
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[SOT 00:21:18]
[IN Q=it's been my]

((SERGEANT VERN JONES/VA STATE POLICE: IT'S BEEN MY EXPERIENCE THAT ABOUT ONE-THIRD OF SUMMONS ISSUED GO TO TRACTOR TRAILERS.))
[OUT Q=to tractor trailers.]


Dennis Robbins says he often drives behind trucks to go a little faster...he says Virginia is known nationwide for being tough on its drivers.
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[SOT 00:55:40]
[IN Q=interstate are safer]

((DENNIS ROBBINS:INTERSTATES ARE SAFER, THEY'RE MADE FOR SPEED THAT'S WHY THEY WHAT THEY WERE BUILT FOR..AND IT SEEMS LIKE VIRGINIA LIKES TO MAKE A LOT OF MONEY OFF THE INTERSTATE.))
[OUT Q=money on the interstate.]


But some truckers say cars have the advantage because they can slow down faster. Sergeant Jones says that police presence on the road has already had an impact in reducing the number of accidents and lowering the overall speed of drivers.))
[Live Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]


One reminder to drivers....in older cars the odometer can sometimes be off by a few miles...so Eric you might want to be careful when pushing the petal to metal.
[Double Boxes=Eric/Joy Microwave]


And, by the way state police say there are more crackdowns to come.

[Executions]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=none]
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A total of two executions are scheduled to take place this week in Virginia on Wednesday and Thursday.
Eric Payne is scheduled to die first for the 1997 beating deaths of two women from Richmond.
Ronald Yeatts is scheduled to die next for murdering a Pittsylvania County woman during a robbery in 1989.

[SOL-Meeting]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Standards of Learning]


The state Board of Education is meeting this week to figure out what to do with all the schools that aren't able to make a passing grade on the S-O-L exams.
Students took the first round of tests last year.
And, about 97 percent of Virginia's schools failed to meet the standard for student performance.
Those schools now have until the year 2007 to boost their scores.

[March-Dimes]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-5; 1:28:27]
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The March of Dimes held its "Walk America" fundraiser today in Roanoke.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


More than one-thousand people participated in this year's 8-mile walk...which started at the U.S. Armory on Reserve Avenue.
All of the participants received a medal....and the pets who walked got doggie treats.
The event raised over 95-thousand dollars for the organization.
Rick Zaharias works for All-State.
He says they had 100 employees participate this year..
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[SOT 1:44:36]
[IN Q=we get so many]
[SUPER=01-Rick Zaharias/Honorary Chair]

((RICK ZAHARIAS/HONORARY CHAIR: WE GET SO MANY EMPLOYEES THROUGH THE COMMUNITY..WE FEEL PART OF OUR PART IS VOLUNTEERISM AND HELPING THE COMMUNITY.))
[RUNS=5]
[OUT Q=and helping the community.]
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The money raised will go towards improving the health of infants by helping to prevent birth defects.
"Walk America" is the largest fundraiser for the March of Dimes.
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[ANCHOR=Eric]
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Still ahead-- some personal journals have gone high-tech..
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You don't need to keep up with a key or combination for this journal..
But, you do need to know the magic word..
More on that in a few minutes--first lets check in with Andrew in the weather center.
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[SUPER=83-Down 0.26 foot/Down 1.87 feet;][WebWatch]



[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=Web Watch]
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The shooting in Littleton, Colorado is having a major impact on the World Wide web... some of it is positive, some of it, disturbing.
More in tonight's webwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hours after the shooting]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=WDBJ-7 dot com.]

(( [intro] [RUNS05]
Hours after the shooting began there was a flurry of activity on the web. As people rushed to register website names containing the word "Trenchcoat".
Trenchcoatmafia-dot-org and dot-net were registered with the intent of keeping them OFF-line. Trenchcoat mafia-dot-com began as a memorial site and is now shut down.
Trenchcoat-dot-net was also registered by someone who did NOT want it used for anything tasteless... like this... Trenchcoat-dot-org is another story... A dark and disturbing parody site, using actual images from the shooting and the suspects yearbook... why? for a buck apparently... owners of the site put the dot-org-address up for sale on E-bay... so anyone who didn't like it could buy it and take it down... e-bay cancelled the auction, the site is still up.
Over at Trenchcoat dot com, once an X-rated site unrelated to the tragedy, the owner has removed the adult content, and turned it into an anti-violence resource page.

On another helpful note, Columbine-High, and ColumbineHighSchool-dot-com are both set up as memorial sites for the victim, and include forums allowing people to post messages of support and sympathy for their families.

As for the suspects' AOL webpages... they've been removed by AOL, but nothing dissappears easily on the web... several mirror sites are springing up, claiming to preserve some of the suspects original writings and images.
The links are on the WebWatch page, at WDBJ-7-dot-com.))

[Barkley-Reel]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=kor]
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Washington and Lee's year 2000 Republican Mock Convention will begin this week with a Spring Kickoff.
Willie Nelson and presidential contender Lamar Alexander are scheduled to attend.
But, organizers are no doubt hoping this mock convention will end on a less somber note than the one they held several years ago.
Keith Humprhy takes a look back in Virginia Newsreel.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=On April 30-th 1956]
[SUPER=21-April 30, 1956; :00]
[SUPER=21-Lexington; HOT CHANGE!!!!!!]
[SUPER=21-Alben W. Barkley/Former Vice President; :31]
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[OUT Q=I'm Keith Humphry.]


((On April 30-th 1956 the streets of Lexington were filled with the excitement of a parade.
Riding in the back of this car was Former Vice President and Senator of Kentucky, Alben W. Barkley.
He was on the way to give the keynote address at the 1956 Mock Democratic Convention at Washington and Lee University.
More than 1700 people gathered in the gymnasium to hear the Senator which many called VEEP.
He talked about his 51 year political career.
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[SOT Tape A2 1:15:05]
[IN Q=I went to]

((BARKLEY; I WENT TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN 1912 AND SERVED 14 YEARS I WAS A JUNIOR CONGRESSMAN AND THEN I BECAME A SENIOR CONGRESSMAN, AND THEN I WENT TO THE SENATE AND BECAME A JUNIOR SENATOR AND THEN A SENIOR SENATOR AND THEN MAJORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE THEN VICE PRESIDENT AND NOW I AM BACK AGAIN AS A JUNIOR SENATOR.)) [RUNS24]
[OUT Q=LAUGHING]


Barkley praised the democratic party citing many accomplishments of the Roosevelt Administration.
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[SOT 1:13:28]
[IN Q=SOMEBODY]

((SOMEBODY ASKED ME THE OTHER DAY WHAT WAS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN PARTY AND MY ANSWER IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PROGRESS AND STAGNATION.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=stagnation]
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[SOT 1:13:27]
[IN Q=Nat Sound Clapping]

((CLAPPING)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=]

He continued his speech and then suddenly at ten after five the Senator collapsed and died from a heart attack.
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[SOT 1:16:02 Tape A2]
[IN Q=Senator Barkley]

((SENATOR BARKLEY JUST COLLAPSED AFTER SAYING, I WOULD RATHER BE A SERVANT IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD THAN SIT IN THE SEAT OF THE ALMIGHTY SOME BODY CALL THE DOCTOR SENATOR BARKLEY WHO COLLAPSED ON THE PLATFORM HE IS BEING FANNED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CONVENTION A DOCTOR HAS BEEN SUMMONED....... THERE IS JUST AN AIR OF DISBELIEF)) [RUNS37]
[OUT Q=AIR DISABELIEF]


During that time Mayor Paul Holstien loosened Barkley's collar and removed his coat.
Rescue crews arrived and administered oxygen, but it was too late. Barkley was pronounced dead at 5:30, and the mayor asked everyone to stand for a moment of prayer.
Upon hearing the news of Barkley's death, Congress adjourned for the day and W & L suspended classes in honor of the former Vice president.
Barkley's funeral was held in Washington and he was buried in his home state of Kentucky. That is Virginia Newsreel, I'm Keith Humphry.))

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[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[WRITER=sta]
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Up next--Roy Stanley will join us with highlights from Talladega..
And, Andrew Freiden will have your extended weather forecast when the news continues.


[Consumer-Products]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=NET]
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[edit - 15:36:14]
Need a baseball helmet that will accomodate pony-tails?
Or how about a pooper scooper that gives your back a break?
Herb Weisbaum has more on those and other new consumer products.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Your password please.]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA;]
[SUPER=01-Herb Weisbaum/Reporting;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=HW, CBS News, Seattle.]

(( your password please.. Taylor. Welcome back, what's new?
This is the Password Journal and it lets little girls lock up their secrets using the sound of their
voice. That's right... a kid's toy with voice recognition!
So when someone else, like dad or your nosey brother tries to look inside... they're locked out.
Password does not match. Access denied
The Password Journal is from Girl Tech. You'll find it at toy stores for around $20.
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Just in time for baseball season, a new batting helmet for girls. A helmet makes sense... because
it protects a batter's head from wild pitches. But for players with pony tails...putting on a helmet
on usually means poking all that hair out through a hole in the back. We asked the girl's team at
Evergreen High School in Seattle to try a new kind of helmet... one with a "Pony Tail Port" that
slips right OVER a player's hair...pony tail and all.

(Cindy Duong)

I REALLY LIKE 'EM CUZ THEY'RE REALLY EASY TO PUT ON. (03)
The players liked the Pony Tail helmets.... and so did coach Daylene Boehm (Baym).
IT'S PRETTY SIMPLE. I'M SURPRISED SOMEBODY DIDN'T COME UP WITH IT A LONG TIME AGO. (04)
The pony tail batter's helmets are from Schutt Sports and they come in a wide range of colors.
Price... $15 to $45 depending on the style.
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(STANDUP BRIDGE) SUPER: HERB WEISBAUM/ CBS NEWS

SEEMS LIKE SOMEONE'S ALWAYS TRYING TO INVENT A BETTER POOPER SCOOPER. WELL, THIS JUST MAY BE IT. IT'S CALLED THE POOP HOUND AND IT LETS YOU SCOOP AWAY THE POOP WITHOUT EVER BENDING DOWN. WITHOUT EVER GETTING CLOSE TO IT. ALL YOU DO IS FIND YOUR TARGET AND CLOSE THE HANDLE AND THERE YOU HAVE IT. JUST SCOOP AWAY AND OFF YOU GO.
Here's something else I like... this poop picker upper uses any old plastic bag you might have. A
great way to re-use it before you dispose of it. You'll find the Poop Hound at Target, Home
Depot and Ace Hardware. Price.. Around $25.
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Now...a product that solves the age old problem of how to comfortably watch the TV across the
room while you're lying in bed. The solution... Sky TV.

(kid comes in, adjusts 50.00, watches, etc)

That's right. You don't have to waste all that energy sitting up on the couch anymore... when you
can watch it flat on your back! The secret is a pair of mirrors that adjust to any angle.
Just look straight up and watch a picture that's been reversed...and then reversed again so it looks normal. We got Jordan to try it for us and he thought it was cool.

(with wipes?)

The device installs in minutes and swings away when not in use.
The Sky TV costs about $40 and is available through the Absolute Amenities catalog.
What will they think of next? Herb Weisbaum CBS News, Seattle.))
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[take pinnacle board]
You can find out where to buy those products by pulling up WDBJ's webpage at WDBJ7.COM.
Once there you'll find a link to the CBS website that has more information.

[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-37 (42:08)]
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Dale Earnhardt led the most laps and he would take the checkered flag winning the Diehard 500 at Talladega.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Talladega, AL/ABC SPORTS; :]


Dale Earnhardt, who won the IROC race at Talladega, would show his strength and lead the race after 23 of the 188 laps.
The restrictor plate kept the field close together then Tony Stewart bumps Mike Skinner in the rear sending Skinner sliding on the track. He crashes collecting 9 cars including Jeff Gordon, and Rusty Wallace and bringing out the caution flag on lap 49.
Michael Waltrip led a four car draft that would pull away from the rest of the field by as much as 5 seconds.
Dale Jarret was in that group and he finally got by Waltrip to lead the race for two laps.
Terry Labonte was working his way toward the front but mechanical problems sent him to the pits.
The third caution of the day came out on lap 168 when Bobby Hamilton and Robert Pressley spin out on the high side of the track putting the cars in a pack again.
Earnhardt would take the lead with 14 laps to go and he holds on to win the Diehard 500 at Talladega, his first win of the season.
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[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Diehard 500 Winner; :]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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Jarrett was second, Mark Martin third, Bobby Labonte fourth and Tony Stewart finished fifth.





[S-ODAC]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-42 (40:13)]
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Over at the Moyers Sports Complex in Salem Roanoke College was shooting for the ODAC softball tournament championship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :]


The Lady Maroons during introductions before the start of the game.
Roanoke was leading one to nothing in the second when Amy Layman hits a shot to third she gets thrown out at first but a run scores to make it 2 to nothing Roanoke.
The Maroons show the defense. On this play fielding the bunt down the first base line and throwing the runner out at first.
[SUPER=34-Roanoke//Bridgewater//;]


Then later in the game, Kari Whitney hits a fielders choice scoring Layman from third to make it 3 to nothing and Roanoke wins the game __ to ___.
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[S-Reds]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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Cincinnati was at home this afternoon hosting the Houston Astros.
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[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/KNWS; :]


The Cincinnati bench checking the action from the dugout.
The Reds would get on the board in the bottom of the second. Sean Bergman throws a wild pitch scoring a runner from third to make it 1 to nothing.
Still in the bottom of the second, Mike Cameron hits the high chopper to third scoring Eddie Taubenese and the Reds would take a 3 to nothing lead.
[SUPER=35-Cincinnati/7/Houston/6/;]


The Astros got on the board in the top of the fourth when Jeff Bagwell hits this solo homer over the left field wall but Cincinnati wins it 7 to 6.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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Pedro Martinez is 4 and 0 after firing a 7 hitter in boston's 3 to 2 win over Cleveland.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/WUAB; :]


Cleveland manager Mike Hargrove talking strategy as the game gets underway.
Jeff Frye hits a line drive down the right field line a fan touches it for a ground rule double but a run scores and the Red Sox took a 1 to nothing lead.
[SUPER=35-Boston/3/Cleveland/2/;]


But in the sixth Kenny Lofton drills a shot up the middle scoring a runner from second to tie it at 1 but the Red Sox beat the Indians 3 to 2.
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[S-Floyd]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-29 tc 1:13:31]
[GRAPHIC=Softball]


A diamond in the rough now glitters in the night.
It's taken three years of hard work to bring lights to a Floyd County softball field, an effort that will allow children to play ball more often.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co./Last Night;]


The Floyd County Parks and Recreation Authority has been saving up the funds for years to put up lights at this ballpark.
Last night a festival atmosphere celebrated the completion of the project which will ease the overcrowding of the county's ball fields.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=here alone on these]
[SUPER=01-Cheryl Whitlock-Allen/Parks & Recreation Authority;]
[RUNS=24]
[OUT Q=some revenue]
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[VO-NAT]


The Parks and Rec Authority is self-supporting and operates on a shoe string budget of private donations and annual gifts from the county and town governments.
Whitlock-Allen says they would still be waiting for the lights if Citizens Telephone Cooperative hadn't come to the rescue.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=this is a good]
[SUPER=01-Robert Weeks/Citizens Telephone Cooperative;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=give to us]
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[vo-nat]
Weeks threw out the first pitch last night as years of hard worked culminated with a softball game under the lights.

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[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-39 (46:07)]
[GRAPHIC=NBA LOGO]


The Washington Wizards made a trip to Boston today for a big game as the end of the regular season is near.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/FOX SPORTS; :]


Rick Pitino working the sideline as his Celtics take a big lead.
Ron Mercer takes it to the hoop and scores inside and the Celtics led the Eizards 60 to 42.
But the man with the hot hand was Dana Barros he nails this three pointer and the Celtics led by 15.
Washington's Rod Strickland, facing a D-U-I charge in the Capital, scores this basket but the Wizards still trailed 65 to 46.
[SUPER=32-Boston/113/Washington/84/;]


The Celtics would lead by as many as 21 in the third quarter and Boston goes on to win it 113 to 104.
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