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Coming up on News 7-
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A diary of a suspect in the Columbine School shootings may provide more clues in the case.
While a Tech professor sheds some light on what may have happened.
And an accident tonight in Bedford County.
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Plus a new diet drug goes on sale.
News7 is next. [Open]
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[School-shooting]


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Investigators have questioned an 18 year old woman to find out what she knows about the Columbine High School shootings- and they're also looking at the suspects diaries.
Manuel Gallegus is live in Littleton with more.
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[SUPER=01-Steve Davis/Jefferson County Sheriff;]
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(((NATS) The flowers, the teddy bears, the tributes. Part of a memorial that keeps on growing outside Columbine High. As some marched for peace, investigators continued to search for evidence in the gruesome attack in Littleton, Colorado.

(SOT: Brooks Brown, Harris Friend)

"Eric is an evil genius I guess, really conniving, but brilliant"
Brooks Brown knew Eric Harris, one of the killers in last week's rampage. But it appears many here did not know the deep-seated anger that lurked inside him and Dylan Klebold...

(NATS)

Investigators say they have hundreds of leads in the case, but have made no new arrests. One clue: a diary kept by gunman Eric Harris. It shows the boys dreamed of a bigger bloodbath: first Columbine High, then a nearby neighborhood. Even hijacking a plane and crashing it into New York City.

(SOT: Steve Davis, Jefferson County Sheriff)

"There are indications in the diary that if they were able to carry out their entire plan there could have been quite a bit more damage or fatalities."
Authorities have even questioned the 18-year old girlfriend of Klebold about whether she bought two of the guns used in the rampage.

(NATS)


Meanwhile, Littleton buried four more victims Monday. One service was for-- teacher Dave Sanders-- shot twice in the chest as he shepherded students to safety.

(SOT: Angela Sanders, Daughter)

You truly are a hero...We will always remember the hugs...we will make sure the grandkids know about you...and we will never forget the bright smiles that could light any darkened room." ))

[Movie-Violence]


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The two teenage suspects in the school shooting were exposed to violent movies and video games.
A recent study by a Virginia Tech researcher did find a connection between violent images, and SOME violent behavior.
Eric Earnhart reports.
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James Weaver says there's no question the media influences people... otherwise commercials would be useless...


But do violent images cause violence?
Weaver's study showed groups of people films for a week... films with no violence, realistic violence, and gratuitious violence... like the current box office leader "The Matrix"

(natsot)

((we need guns, lots of guns))
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[IN Q=watching very]

((JAMES WEAVER/COMMUNICATIONS STUDIES; WATCHING VERY GRATUITIOUS VIOLENCE, THE TYPE OF VIOLENCE WHERE VIOLENCE IS DONE JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT, DID CAUSE PEOPLE TO SHIFT THEIR ATTITUDES, THEIR BELIEFS, IT DESENSITIZES THEM TO VIOLENCE IN THE REAL WORLD.))
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NOT everyone was affected, in fact just a small percentage... The group affected the MOST?
Young men, who consider themselves outsiders and social deviants.

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((JAMES WEAVER/COMMUNICATIONS STUDIES; THEY THEN WOULD TURN AROUND AND BE VERY NEGATIVE IN THEIR ASSESMENTS OF OTHER PEOPLE, BE VERY INSENSITIVE TO THE PAIN AND SUFFERING THAT OTHER PEOPLE EXPERIENCE, THEY BASICALLY BECAME VERY CALLOUS))


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And he says they were more likely to see violence as a way to solve a conflict with another person.
The solution, Weaver says, is not banning movies... but increasing awareness.

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(( WE NEED TO BE AWARE OF THE FACT THAT THOSE MESSAGES CAN INSPIRE FOLKS TO ACT IN WAYS THAT MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE, TO THINK IN WAYS THAT ARE NOT APPRPRIATE, IT CHANGES YOUR WOLD VIEW, WHEN YOU WATCH THESE VERY VERY VIOLENT FILMS.))
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Eric Earnhart, News 7.[Bomb-Scare]


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After two bomb scares in one day at Roanoke schools, the school district said it wants to send students a message.

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At Woodrow Wilson middle school, students missed the first three hours of class...
While the bomb squad removed two fake bombs someone planted in a bathroom.
At Patrick Henry High School, a student was arrested and suspended after he allegedly threatened a teacher.
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[SOT 14:31]
[IN Q=THE COMMENTS]

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THE COMMENTS INCLUDED THE PHRASE THAT THERE WAS A BOMB IN THE ROOM. AND THEN THAT STUDENT CAME BACKED AND ASKED THAT TEACHER, "OH YOU'RE NOT DEAD YET?"))
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Superintendent Wayne Harris said Roanoke schools will not put up with violent threats.
And he said students who make them face serious punishment.
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((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE WILL NOT TOLERATE WHAT SOME STUDENTS CONSIDER PRANKS, WHAT THEY CONSIDER FUN. IT'S NOT FUN TO US.))
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Harris said Roanoke schools have stepped up their efforts to prevent violence since last week's deadly shootings in Colorado.
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[School-Threats]


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Whether it's actually criminal behavior or just a childish prank, police and educators have no choice but to treat EVERY threat seriously.
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The Colorado school shootings HAVE made children more willing to report unusual behavior on the part of their peers.
School resource officers say what used to be just playground banter now must be analyzed in terms of a potential threat.
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((OFFICER STEVE CLARK/SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER: I THINK IN OUR SOCIETY TODAY WE'RE STARTING TO SEE THAT NOW LONGER CAN WE JUST TAKE PEOPLE, TAKE CHILDREN AND SAY THAT THEY'RE NOT GOING TO FOLLOW THROUGH ON WHAT THEY SAY THEY'RE GOING TO DO. THINGS LIKE JONESBORO AND WHAT HAPPENED IN COLORADO ARE A SHOCKING REMINDER THAT WE NEED TO TAKE THINGS SERIOUSLY, AND REALLY GET INSIDE THE HEADS OF THE KIDS THAT ARE SAYING THEM AND FIND OUT JUST WHAT THEIR INTENT REALLY IS.))
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These students at Dunbar Middle School in Lynchburg taped a school-wide television program today, discussing how the Colorado shootings have affected them.
School psychologists are encouraging children to sit down with a teacher or counselor to talk things out.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey [WX1] [11:00pm] [04/26/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [EFFECT TO] [WXPRO/KEY]WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Accident]


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Two people were injured in a single car accident in the Goodview section of Bedford County tonight.
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Shortly before nine the driver of this car apparently lost control in a curve on Route 653. The car left the road and struck a tree.
The pastor of a nearby church came to the aid of the injured men.
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One of the injured had to be cut out of the vehicle with the jaws of life. Both were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where there is no word yet on their conditions.
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[Diet-Drug]


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A new diet drug could help you lose weight.
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Angel Beck gained weight after having her third child- and could not lose it- until she used (Zenical) Xenical and shed 45 pounds in one year.
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((ANGEL BECK/XENICAL STUDY PARTICIPANT: I WAS ABLE TO GET INTO CLOTHING I HAVEN'T GOTTEN INTO YEAR AND JUST WHOLE NEW OUTLOOK ON LIFE.)) [BUTT TO 20:19:05] ((DR. STEVEN HEYMSFIELD/ST. LUKES-ROOSEVELT: THIS IS THE FIRST DRUG THAT EFFECTIVELY BLOCKS FAT ABSORPTION FROM THE BODY AND PRODUCES SIGNIFICANT LONG TERM WEIGHT LOSS AND WEIGHT MANTENANCE AS WELL.))
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Xenical got FDA approval today- It must be taken in conjunction with a low fat diet and exercise program.
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We have heard a lot about the Y2K and who is getting ready for it, after this break we'll take a look at how and when the state will be compatible
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but first a U.S. Apache helicopter has gone down near the capital of Albania, the details straight ahead.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens getting set for a big night of local sports here on the Big 7. We'll pass out trophies, scholarship money and hop on a bike.
Plus, Kerry Collins pays a $186 dollar fine, and Sting win the world title belt.
See you in a few minutes inside the squared circle on News 7.))
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[Kosovo]


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A United States Apache helicopter has crashed on a training flight near Albanias capital- The U-S European command says the pilots escaped and are in good condition.
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The crash came just hours after NATO said the U-S Apache choppers were ready for action over Yugoslavia-
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Attacks are ongoing on the capital of Belgrade-
NATO has struck a building that houses the ruling socialist party.
Word tonight that Yugoslavia's vice premier may be ready to talk peace-
and also word that the three U-S Prisoners of War are in good condition. A Red Cross official was allowed to see them today.
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((CORNELIO SOMMARUGA: HE LOOKED THE SOLDIERS IN THE EYE, AND DELIVERED I HAD THE OCCASION THIS MORNIGN TO SEE THEM AND TO SHAKE HANDS AND HAD A SHORT TALKW ITH ALL THREE.))
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Red Cross officials requested that a doctor be allowed to see the men tomorrow.
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[State-Y2K]


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Virginia anticipates spending 194- million dollars to make sure the Year 2000 doesn't interrupt one single state service.
In our ongoing look at preparing for Y2K, Ellen Qualls brings us the plans from Richmond.
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(( The buck stops with Bette Dillehay.
She heads up Virginia's Century Date Change Initiative Office-- and all state officials answer to her on all things Y2K.
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((BETTE DILLEHAY/VIRGINIA Y2K DIRECTOR: GOVERNOR GILMORE HAS BEEN VERY CLEAR THAT HE DOES NOT EXPECT STATE AGENCIES TO FALTER.))
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Indeed, the Gilmore administration touts him as the nation's Internet Governor, the man whose state is a hub for half the world's Internet traffic.
A Y2K failure would be bad for business, among other things.
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((BETTE DILLEHAY/VIRGINIA Y2K DIRECTOR: I DON'T WORRY SO MUCH ABOUT THE COMPUTERS TURNING ON. I WORRY ABOUT OUR ABILITY TO IDENTIFY WHERE OUR DEPENDENCIES EXIST.))
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That means: Virginia's doing everything it can.
Now it's up to your local grocery store... your gas station... your local power provider... and everyone with whom THEY interact.
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((BETTE DILLEHAY/VIRGINIA Y2K DIRECTOR: ONLY A THIRD OF THE COMPANIES ARE ADDRESSING THE PROBLEM. THE ATTITUDE IS I'LL FIX IT WHEN IT BREAKS.))
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There has been NO survey of Virginia cities', towns', and counties' preparedness.
But national surveys show them ill prepared.
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((BETTE DILLEHAY/VIRGINIA Y2K DIRECTOR: AND AS I GO FROM ONE COMMUNITY TO ANOTHER, I CONFIRM THAT FACT IN VIRGINIA.))

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But back to the state level, Dillehay has identified 319 priority business activities across 100 Virginia agencies that she views as "mission critical"... including stuff you may wish would fail in 2000, like registering boats and collecting taxes.
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((BETTE DILLEHAY/VIRGINIA Y2K DIRECTOR: YES WE WILL COLLECT TAXES!))
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As for emergency preparedness, the state and the American Red Cross say they're just treating Y2K like a big winter ice storm-- urging you to use common sense, but prepare for up to a week without power, water, or transportation.
It is in fact, the panic factor... and the PARTY factor that worries Virginia public safety officials most.
More on why you and me are the real Y2K problems for Virginia in our next report.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

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Some area skaters are now on a roll, we will show you where a little later in the broadcast,
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[VO-NAT]

and the town planning commission is talking trash and Pulaski business owners are upset. These stories and more still ahead on News 7.
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[Pulaski-Recycling]


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Trash will be the main topic at tomorrow night's town council meeting in Pulaski.
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The town has been told to find a new place to put its recycling center.
To help meet that goal, the planning commission recently approved a plan to rezone part of downtown Pulaski to allow recycling centers with a conditional use permit.
But the decision isn't sitting well with some downtown business owners.
They're concerned because a local businessman has already expressed a desire to put a recycling center and large item drop off on Main Street.
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((TED HODGE/DOWNTOWN BUSINESS OWNER: IT WOULD JUST END THE GROWTH RIGHT HERE AND I'M SURE WE'D HAVE SOME PEOPLE MOVING OUT, AS YOU DO IN DOWNTOWN ANYWAY, AND THEN WHEN YOU CREATE SOMETHING LIKE THIS YOU MAY HAVE BUSINESSES MOVE OUT AND SAYING WELL I JUST CAN'T WITH THE TRASH, WITH THE VISIBILITY, AND JUST HOW UGLY IT COULD BE S FAR AS HOW DOW TOWN OUGHT TO BE.))
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The public hearing is scheduled to begin at 5pm at the town municpal building.
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We'll check on the spring jubilee planning, the Civitan's sportsmanship honors, Kerry Collins' fine, and Sting's title winning night.
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But first for 75 years Wheaties cereal has been the breakfast of champions. Now, 200 thousand consumers have voted the 10 best Wheaties boxes of all-time.
The top 10 includes Babe Ruth, Tiger Woods, Cal Ripken and Walter Payton.
All of the top 10 boxes will be redistributed later this month.
Now the numbers.
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[S-Hornets]


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The Charlotte Hornets are trying to make a late push for the playoffs, and one of the teams they are fighting is New York.
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[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/MSG; :00]


Last night in the hive, the Hornets turned former Syracuse star Derrick Coleman loose on the Knicks as he goes baseline and muscles in the jam over Marcus Camby.
[super=32-New York/91/Charlotte/84;]


But Latrell Sprewell finally earned his keep as he came off the bench and tossed in 21 points as the Knicks win 91-to-84.
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[S-Collins]


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One of the Queen City's outcasts, Kerry Collins, is back in the news.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/November 2, 1998; :00]


The former Carolina Panther, who is now with the Giants, entered a no contest plea to a driving while intoxicated charge yesterday.
Collins was arrested on November 2nd of last year.
He had his license suspended for a month and he was fined $186 dollars in Mecklenburg County district court.
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[S-Elway]


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Elsewhere, John Elway will make his retirement official at a newsconference in Denver this coming Sunday..
The Broncos are delaying the official announcement until the weekend in order not to conflict with or take any attention away from the crisis in Littleton.
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[S-Jubilee]


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Your Hometown Station is proud to be the corporate media sponsor for the upcoming Spring Jubilee in Salem - where the Virginia High School League will crown 11 state champs the first week in June.
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[VO-NAT]
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This is the second year for the Spring Jubilee.
And already organizers and participants are finding out why Salem truly is the city of champions.
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[SOT]
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[S-Civitan]


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The Civitan Club's women's sportsmanship trophy and scholarhship went to Glenvar high school yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Girls' head coach Bryan Harvey and Chrissy Lewis, a Lady Highlander senior guard, accepted the awards. Glenvar was 8 and 2 in district play, 13 and 10 overall and made it to the regionals.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="well this...]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Harvey/Glenvar Girls' Basketball Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ernie Bradd/Referee Commissioner; :11]
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[OUT Q=....means a lot"]
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Cave Spring girls coach Linda Long served as the guest speaker and touched on a number of topics including character and how she teaches her team to respect the opponent.
Lewis, who will attend Phieffer University this year, was honored for these types of qualities with the Civitan $500 scholarship.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="it means]
[SUPER=01-Chrissy Lewis/Civitan Scholarship Winner; :00]
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[OUT Q=....play there"]






[S-Express]


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The Roanoke-Richmond Northern Conference playoff schedule has been released, and Roanoke will be playing host to the first two games of the series.
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Roanoke will have the home ice advantage this Friday and Saturday nights for games one and two, before the series shifts to Richmond for games three and four next Wednesday and Friday.
Should the best four out of seven go beyond that point, Roanoke will host games five and seven with Richmond having home ice for game number 6.
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[Sports Tease]


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Still to come tonight more sports to cap off your Monday night including
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the crowning of a new world champion in World Championship Wrestling.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke-Richmond Northern Conference playoff schedule has been released, and Roanoke will be playing host to the first two games of the series.
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[VO-NAT]


Roanoke will have the home ice advantage this Friday and Saturday nights for games one and two, before the series shifts to Richmond for games three and four next Wednesday and Friday.
Should the best four out of seven go beyond that point, Roanoke will host games five and seven with Richmond having home ice for game number 6.
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[S-Dale]


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Dale Earnhardt ended his 40 race winless streak yesterday and picked u his 72nd career win. The Intimidator turns 48 this Thursday - during his recent dry spell he told me he has no intentions of quititng.
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[OUT Q=...FOR THE FUTURE."]
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But to get to the future, he's boorrowing a piece of his past. For this year's Winston all-star race on May 22nd, Earnhardt will be driving the fabled blue and gold Wrangler colors in which he won the 1987 Winston and the 1987 driving title.
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[S-Bike]


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The Saturn Cup and the entire Tour d' Festival this Memorial Day Weekend will be stretching beyond the Star City this year.
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In past years, the entire three day race took place in Roanoke and in Roanoke County. This year, race officials have decided to add some more competition to the Cardinal Bicycle Road Race and extend it to the roads of Montgomery County.
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((BOB BOWMAN/TOUR D' FESTIVAL PROMOTER:A COUPLE OF REASONS WE CHOSE MONTGOMERY COUNTY WAS THEY HAVE THE RURAL ROADS AND THEY DON'T HAVE AS MUCH TRAFFIC AS THE DOWNTOWN AREA THAT WE ATTEMPTED TO DO LAST YEAR. ALSO THERE ARE A COUPLE OF CLIMBS THAT WE WANT TO USE IN CATAWBA MOUNTAIN. THERE ARE SOME REALLY NICE ROLLING HILLS IN AND AROUND MONTGOMERY COUNTY. THEY WERE GRACIOUS ENOUGH TO ACCEPT OUR APPLICATION TO BRING A ROAD RACE TO THAT AREA OF THE COUNTY.))
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Finally, we head to Fargo, North Dakota for our Monday night WCW report.
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Last night the world championship belt changed hands as Sting battled the champ Diamond Dallas Page.
After more than 20 minutes of brawling, DDP went for the Diamond Cutter, but Sting reversed it and threw on the Scorpian Death Drop to beat Page and win the title. Sting by the way did not come out for the match wearing his patented floor length black coat.
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Today marks a big step for Roanoke area skaters.
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The City Parks and Recreation Department officially opened the Roanoke Valley Skate Park. For skaters throughout the valley it's a place where they can legally enjoy the sport.
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[21:49:31] ((BEN MULLEN/SKATEBOARDER: WELL ITS BEEN A DREAM FOR ME. I'VE JUST BEEN FOCUSED ON GETTING THIS FOR THE KIDS FOR A LONG TIME. JUST TIRED OF SEEING THE KIDS GET TICKETED FOR SOMETHING THEY ENJOY.))
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Skating on the streets in Roanoke is illegal.
Skaters like Ben Mullen have been working to get an official park for a long time. While they celebrated the opening of this new site, both City and County officials stressed the importance of using the proper safety equipment.
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