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Coming up on News7-
A man is stabbed to death in a Roanoke motel. His wife is charged.
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[VO-NAT]


Jim Druckenmiller comes back to Virginia Tech turf- but this time to face a court of law-
Yet another school shooting- this one in Canada.
And Willie Nelson sings to a local crowd.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.
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[Druckenmiller]


[ANCHOR=jean]
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[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-9 6:38]
[GRAPHIC=Druckenmiller - Rape Charge]


Jim Druckenmiller made his first appearance in Montgomery County circuit courtthis morning - since his indictment for rape.
The former Tech quarterback who now plays for the San Francisco 49-ers is facing life in prison if convicted when he goes on trial, this summer.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7, C'burg.]

(( Druckenmiller was indicted two weeks ago after a Virginia Tech student testified before a grand jury accusing the athlete of raping her at a house in Blacksburg, nearly two months ago.
Druckenmiller was in town at the time visiting friends when the two met at a bar in Blacksburg.
The former Virginia Tech quarterback admits they did have sex but maintains it was consensual.
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[in q= i am ]

((JIM DRUCKENMILLER/RESERVE QUARTERBACK: I AM INNOCENT, THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY, RIGHT NOW, THANK YOU.))
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[OUT Q= thank you.]


Prior to talking with reporters-- Druckenmiller entered a NOT guilty plea to the rape charge and posted a 10-thousand dollar secured bond.
His attorneys say they're convinced they have a strong defense but limited their comments saying they're concerned releasing too much information could cause the trial to be moved out of Montgomery County.
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((DEBORAH CALDWELL-BONO/DRUCKENMILLER'S ATTORNEY: I WILL CONFIRM THAT HIM HAS CONTINUED TO COOPERATE WITH THE AUTHORITIES SINCE THE VERY BEGINNING OF THE CASE, MORE SO THAN ANY OTHER DEFENDANT OR PERSON ACCUSED OF A CRIME THAT I KNOW.))
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[TAKE STAND UP]
No major restrictions were placed on Druckenmiller's bond. He's free to travel in the U-S but not outside the country.
A jury trial has been set for July 19th. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Christiansburg. ))

[Roanoke-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
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A man was stabbed to death in a Roanoke motel tonight.
Police say 46-year-old Ronald Gene Durham was stabbed at least once in the chest around 6 p-m at the Towne Motel on Williamson Road.
He died around 7-45.
Durham's wife Dorothy is currently charged with malicious wounding in connection with the incident.
But police expect the charge to be upgraded to murder tomorrow.




[Canada-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=School Shooting]


Yet another school shooting today- this one in Canada.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alberta, Canada;]


One student was killed and another wounded when a gunman opened fire at a high school in Alberta.
Students say the shooter used a rifle and identified himself only as a former student.
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[SOT 20:30:06]
[IN Q=All of a sudden]

((ALL OF A SUDDEN THREE SHOTS WENT AND I LOOKED DOWN AND I SAW THE GUN AND THREE PEOPLE LAYING ON THE GROUND AND THEN TWO GOT UP AND RAN AWAY.))
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[OUT Q=AND RAN AWAY.]
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[VO-NAT]


The shooting happened around lunchtime at a school in the farming community of (TAY-bur)- 185 miles southeast if Calgary.
A secretary says one person is in custody.
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[School-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-B]
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You probably remember the pictures of three students at Columbine high school- standing with their hands over their heads.
Tonight Authorities have ruled those three out as suspects in the shootings.
Also today, new information on one of the gunmen- Eric Harris-
Bobbi Harley has more.
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[Super=01-Mike Dorsey/High School Senior; :16]
[SUPER=01-Steve Davis/Jefferson Co. Sheriff; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/CBS News; 1:19]
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[OUT Q=STandard outcue.]

((THEY MARCHED FIVE MILES IN A SHOW OF SOLIDARITY AND SUPPORT. STUDENTS FROM NEARBY SCHOOLS --WALKING TO COLUMBINE HIGH-- TO PRAY AND TO CONSOLE ONE ANOTHER...TRYING TO FORGIVE AND EASE THEIR PAIN OVER LAST WEEK'S TERRIBLE TRAGEDY.
MIKE DORSEY, HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR:
So many times we said it couldn't happen, and it did.and an event like that is just awful..it's awful"
AS THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE SHOOTING MOVES ON, F-B-I SOURCES TELL CBS NEWS THERE IS NEW EVIDENCE TO SUGGEST THAT SHOOTERS ERIC HARRIS AND DYLAN KLEBOLD DID NOT ACT ALONE. THAT EVIDENCE IS THE DETONATOR ON THE PROPANE GAS TANK FOUND IN THE SCHOOL KITCHEN -- AUTHORITIES SAY IT WAS SO SOPHISTICATED, IT'S UNLIKELY THE TWO TEENAGERS COULD HAVE MADE IT THEMSELVES.
(NATS -911 CALL)

AND NOW POLICE HAVE LINKED THE 18-YEAR-OLD GIRLFRIEND OF KLEBOLD TO ANOTHER WEAPON. AUTHORITIES SAY ROBYN ANDERSON BOUGHT THREE OF THE FOUR GUNS USED TO KILL 12 STUDENTS AND A TEACHER LAST WEEK. BUT THEY SAY SHE'S STILL CONSIDERED A "WITNESS" AND NOT A "SUSPECT."
STEVE DAVIS, JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT
MEANWHILE POLICE HAVE CLEARED THREE YOUNG MEN DETAINED NEAR THE SCHOOL THE DAY OF THE SHOOTINGS. EARLIER OFFICIALS HAD RAISED SUSPICIONS THEY MAY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED.))

[Closing]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
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Rumors about weapons are forcing one local school to close its doors tomorrow.
Chatham High School will be closed while officials look into rumors that there are weapons on school grounds.
Staff is asked to report at 1 p-m.


[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


A divided house is challenging President Clinton over Kosovo.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Belgrade, Yugoslavia]


Lawmakers have voted against supporting the NATO bombings- The vote is seen as largely symbolic and has no direct effect on the airstrikes.
Earlier today the house voted to limit the President's authority to use ground forces.
The moves in Washington come as Belgrade comes under renewed NATO attacks-
Witnesses report at least five large explosions in southern districts of the Yugoslav Capital-
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

[Akers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-13 43:38]
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Roanoke County will pay 45-thousand dollars to settle a lawsuit filed by a 77-year old pepper spray victim.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./March]


Goldie Akers sued the county to pay for her injuries.
Her lawyer says she tore a rotator cuff ... after a police officer pepper-sprayed her and dragged her out of her car.
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[SOT 15 13 44 ub -- akers conference tape]
[IN Q=ms akers]

((TOM BLAYLOCK/GOLDIE AKERS' LAWYER: MS AKERS IS HAPPY TO GET THIS BEHIND. QUITE FRANKLY AT HER AGE SHE'S GOT BETTER THINGS TO DO THAN TO BE TIED UP IN COURT FOR A YEAR AND A HALF AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE))
[SUPER=01-Tom Blaylock/Goldie Akers' Attorney;]
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[VO-NAT]


Akers faces one more court battle:
She is charged with reckless driving and obstruction of justice.
Last November, Akers was parked on the wrong side of the road when Roanoke County officer Russell Metcalf approached her car.
He said she resisted arrest ... and that's when he took out the pepper spray.
Metcalf resigned last month after reaching a settlement of his own with the county.
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[Brophy]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-23 3:40]
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Coach John Brophy admits he assaulted civic center employees.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 10]


It was the reason for all the commotion following a hockey game between the Hampton Admirals and the Roanoke Express in January.
As he left the ice, Express fans taunted Brophy, and he responded. When a couple of security officers tried to get Brophy to leave the arena, he shoved them.
Brophy managed to avoid making a personal appearance in court today, but his lawyer entered a guilty plea to one count of assault and battery.
Brophy will pay a 1-thousand dollar fine.
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[Payne]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-14 30:15]
[GRAPHIC=Va Death Penalty]


He went on a killing spree with a hammer -
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[VO-NAT]


Tonight Eric Christopher Payne was put to death by lethal injection.
He did not appeal his death sentence or seek clemency from Governor Gilmore.
Payne bludgeoned two Richmond area women to death in 1997, and ended his spree by attacking a mother and her 8-year-old son with a hammer.
Virginia is scheduled to carry out another execution tomorrow - Pittsylvania County killer Ronald Dale Yeatts is slated to die then.
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[Alexander]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-12 51:54]
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Presidential candidate Lamar Alexander was in town today..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]

to help mark the kickoff of Washington and Lee University's Republican Mock Convention.
His focus this time around is improving education and increasing "parent-time" in light of the shooting in Littleton, Colorado.
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[IN Q=Parents and other]

((LAMAR ALEXANDER/PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: PARENTS AND OTHER ADULTS INTERVENING IN THE LIVES OF CHILDREN AND HELPING THEM MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES.))
[SUPER=01-Lamar Alexander/Presidential Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=the right choices.]
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[VO-NAT]


Alexander said more companies should offer on-site daycare to allow working parents to spend more time with their children.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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This is Alexander's second presidential race.

[Willie-Nelson]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-20 11:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


This evening the focus of the convention turned from politics to entertainment, as Willie Nelson took the stage at W and L.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


The true die-hard fans lined up hours before the show.
Dee Sulenski (SUE-lin-ski) drove 3 hours to be in the first row.
She has Nelson's autograph tattooed on her leg.
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[VO-NAT]


It was a sellout crowd.
More than 2-thousand people watched the performance at the Washington and Lee Pavilion
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[Tease1]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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State educators come together to talk school safety.
We'll tell you what they had to say, coming up.
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[VO-NAT]


And a controversial decision leaves Franklin County supervisors facing a lawsuit.
Details, straight ahead.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[IN Q="O-K sports fans...]
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[OUT Q=....in sports."]

((O-K sports fans here's what's happening tonight, Former Virginia and Houston Rocket star Ralpf Sampson is back in basketball, The Don Holliday scholarship was presented to a William Byrd Student today Virginia Tech's wrestling program is getting international exposure and Dale Earnhardt Junior is ready to race in California.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Franklin-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The Franklin County supervisors may have illegally approved plans for a new condominium complex at Smith Mountain Lake.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Lake residents Jim Dinwiddie and Allen Wilcox are suing the county.
They say developer Ed Water's condo complex is too big and too commercial for the property next to Hales Ford Bridge.
It includes 96 units plus a restaurant, convention center and boat slips.
[SUPER=04-August 18, 1998;]

[USE TAPE 98-57 30:32]
Despite significant opposition from lake residents and the planning commission, county supervisors approved the complex last August.
They say special use permits make it legal.
The judge says he will rule on the case later.
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[Education-Board]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-5 1:35:37]
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With the events in Littleton still fresh in their minds, state board of education members are moving quickly to head off a similar crisis here in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville]


Board members meeting in Charlottesville this week say they'll expedite work on a new crisis management plan for public schools to use in the event of an emergency.
Board president Kirk Schroder says parents, teachers and counselors also need to stay involved.
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[SOT 1:39:03]
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((KIRK SCHRODER/EDUCATION BOARD PRESIDENT: IT'S SCARY RIGHT NOW, BUT ALL YOU CAN DO IS BE AS PREPARED AS YOU CAN BE AND HOPE THAT THE HUMAN FACTORS, IN TERMS OF HELPING CHILDREN AND DOING THINGS AND ENCOURAGING PARENTS AS WELL AS OTHERS WHO IDENTIFY CHILDREN IN CRISIS, TO REACH OUT AND HELP THEM.))
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[OUT Q=and help them.]
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[VO-NAT]


Tomorrow, the board hears input on whether to penalize schools that don't meet new Standards of Accreditation.
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[Fralin]


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[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-8 1:43:52]
[GRAPHIC=Safe at School]


Roanoke Senate Candidate William Fralin (FRAY-lin) says Virginians must send "a clear and unmistakable message" that guns will not be tolerated in schools.
Today, he outlined a seven- point plan to fight school violence.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Fralin met with reporters at the library branch near Patrick Henry High School.
His plan includes tougher penalties, local hotlines for students to report threats, and state subsidies for school systems that require uniforms.
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[SOT 40:25]
[IN Q=We need to draw]

((WE NEED TO DRAW THE BRIGHT LINE TEST, SO THAT THERE'S NO QUESTION FROM EITHER STUDENTS, PARENTS, TEACHERS OF ADMINISTRATORS, EXACTLY WHAT WILL CONSTITUTE A THREAT OF VIOLENCE AND EXACTLY WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THAT HAPPENS.))
[SUPER=01-William Fralin/(R) State Senate Candidate]
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[OUT Q=if that happens.]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Fralin is a Republican. He's challenging Democratic incumbent John Edwards.
Edwards says the Fralin plans leaavs out the need for more guidance counselors, better security, and character education.

[Lee]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-16 3:28]
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When Terri Lee sued the city of Roanoke over the death of her husband, she probably never thought she'd have to pay for the court costs.
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[VO-NAT]


Last June a federal jury rejected her "excessive force" claim.
Eric Lee died in a police officer's choke hold in 1993.
Today Judge Jackson Kiser ordered Terri Lee to pay the city the cost of defending her unsuccessful suit.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


The city ASKED for 14-thousand dollars in expenses.
Judge Kiser ordered Lee's widow to pay 37-hundred dollars.

[Tease2]


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


Still to come on News 7 - for those of you who always wanted to take a cruise but were afraid of getting sea sick....
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[VO-NAT]

this new invention may be for you....it's a ride in the sky, in style.
Details on a jumbo plane that is expected to carry over 500 people at a time.
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[lotto]
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NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
8-3-7

(eight, three, seven)


Pick 4:
1-4-9-8

(one, four, nine, eight)


Cash 5:
5-10-16-25-30

(five, ten, sixteen, twenty-five, thirty)


Lotto:
5-15-25-34-40-44

(five, fifteen, twenty-five, thirty-four, forty, forty-four)


Kicker:
0-6-6-6-9-5

(zero, six, six, six, nine, five)



[Keister]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=99-10 1:21:48]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]

Dublin Mayor Benny Keister (key-stir) is throwing his hat into the race for a seat in Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin]

Keister says his 11 years experience as mayor makes him a good choice for the Seventh District House of Delegates seat. The Democrat's platform focuses on the economy, education and public safety. He plans a campaign of "getting out and meeting the people." The seat is currently held by Republican Tommy Baker.
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[Airbus]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's called a cruise ship in the sky.
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[VO-NAT]


Airbus wants to build the world's biggest jumbojet- a double decker capable of carrying 550 people-
The jet would be complete with a grand staircase, meeting rooms, a gym- possibly even sleeping quarters.
The Airbus could be flying in six years.
Critics say aiports can't handle such a large aircraft.
The company says passenger traffic is going to triple in 20 years- and larger aircraft will be needed.
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[Forecasts]
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[SUPER=X5001][S-Extra]



[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Extra Point]
[GRAPHIC=Sports Logo]


Ralph Sampson returns to the game as a general manager and maybe a player and plenty of golf to talk about.
But first our Extra Point.
The Washington Redskins have a new owner and a new back up quarterback.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=76-NFL; :]


Today the Skins acquired Veteran Rodney Peet from N-F-C east rival Philadelphia to back up starter Brad Johnson.
Washington gives up a six round pick in the year 2-thousand. He will battle Casey Weldon for the back up quarterback behind Johnson.
Peete has completed 55 percent of his passes with 59 touchdowns and 79 interceptions. Now here are tonights scores.
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[OUT Q=...LAST SCORE."]
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-31 (1:18:54)]
[GRAPHIC=MLB LOGO]


Andruw Jones drove in the winning run in the ninth inning as the Atlanta Braves come from behind to beat Pittsburgh 5 to 4.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :]


The Pirates jumped on the Braves early in the game.
In the top of the second, Mike Benjamin hits a single down the third base line scoring Ed Sprague and the Pirates took the 1 to nothing lead.
Still in the second, Chris Peters sends this pitch up the middle into centerfield scoring Freddy Garcia and the Pirates led the Braves 2 to nothing.
[SUPER=35-Atlanta/5/Pittsburgh/4/;]


But the Braves rallied in the ninth scoring three runs the winner came when Jones singled scoring Keith Lockhart and the Braves beat the Pirates by a score of 5 to 4.
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[S-Sox]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-43 (48:59)]
[GRAPHIC=MLB LOGO]
Jose Offerman had a big day as the Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 9 to 4.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/NESN; :]


The Sox were out to avoid a three game sweep.
And Offerman took control early. Here he hits the high fly ball to right field a runner tags at third and scores and the Red sox took the 1 to nothing lead.
[SUPER=35-Boston/9/Minnesota/4/;]


Then later in the game Offerman hits this drive off the wall in right field he drove in three runs as the Red Sox down the Twins 9 to 4.
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[S-Ralph]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-38]
[GRAPHIC=Ralph sampson]


Former Virginia great Ralph Sampson is back in basketball. Sampson led the Houston Rockets to the 1986 NBA finals. Yesterday he was introduced as the general manager of Richmond's new franchise that will be one of 10 teams competing in the International Basketball League.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]


Sampson and the team begin a 64 game schedule in the fall of 1999. Sampson, who has coached at James Madison in the mid 90's , is considering going back to the bench or possibly playing at the age of 37.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="what]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Sampson/Richmond IBL General Manager; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=...we'll see"]
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((THE DON HOLLIDAY SCHOLARSHIP WAS PRESENTED TO A WILLIAM BYRD STUDENT. MORE LATER ON MORNIN'.))



[S-Holliday]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-42 ]
[GRAPHIC=Don Holiday]


William Byrd's Robbie Craft had a good reason to play hooky from school yesterday... He had to accept the Don Holiday Memorial Scholarship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

Yesterday morning at the Patrick Henry Hotel, Craft received a check for 10-thousand dollars that will go towards his Christopher Newport college tuition. His excellence on the golf course made him eligible, but his off-the-course efforts set him a part.
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[SOT]
[IN Q= "I've played golf since....]

((ROBBIE CRAFT/DON HOLLIDAY SCHOLARSHIP WINNER:I'VE PLAYED GOLF SINCE I WAS 5 YEARS OLD. GOLF IS NOT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN MY LIFE. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS GOD AND JUST TRYING TO BE A POSITIVE ROLE MODEL FOR YOUNGER KIDS. THAT'S THE REASON WHY I DO THE YOUNGER BROTHER, YOUNGER SISTER FOUNDATION. THAT'S THE REASON I GO SEE A YOUNGER BROTHER EVERY WEEK AND JUST HELP HIM OUT BECAUSE HE DOESN'T HAVE A FATHER.))
[SUPER=01-Robbie Craft/Don Holliday Scholarship Winner; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jerry English/Roanoke Valley Golf Committee; :18]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=....rest of them"]
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[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Tee Off for Sight]


The Tee Off for Sight Golf tournament has a new date this Year.
The tournament, which is usually scheduled for September, has been moved up to May 25-th this year at the Hunting Hills Country Club.
Also, Trick Shot Superstar Paul Hahn Junior will be featured as the guest this year.




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And coming up, Dale Earnhardt Junior talks about his return to California this weekend the Richmond Renegades talk playoffs.
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And the Virginia Tech wrestling program is going international.
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Friday night at the Round House at 7;30 the Express and Richmond Renegades face it off. Much of the talk as fars as Roanoke goes, has been about how the Express will stop the Gades speed. But the Express will also face a great Richmond defense lead by goalie Maxime Giengras who plays like and admires Express keeper Daniel Berthiaume.
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Virgina Tech Wrestling is going international. Shawn Gray has made the roster for the Junior World
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freestyle wrestling team. The tech redshirt junior earned a spot on the team by winning the junior national freestyle national championship in Colorado Springs at the Airforce academy over the weekend. He competes at the 138.7 pound weight class.
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((THAT'S IT FOR SPORTS. HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYBODY.))



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Defending Busch grand national champion Dale Earnhardt Junior has yet to win in 10 races this year.
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Even without a trip to victory lane, Earnhardt is the points leader on the Busch circuit. And he returns to California this weekend with high hopes of making it two in a row at the track.
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Earnhardt and the rest of the Busch Drivers will qualify for the Busch Auto Club 300 on Friday.


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One mom in Illinois received the same gift for three different birthdays.
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Well not the exact same gift, but Norma Banuelos (BAN-WAY-LOS) has broken all odds by having three children on her birthday, in three separate years . On April 26th she gave birth to (Hay-sus) Jesus her fifth child, but the THIRD one born on her birthday. He-SUS shares his birthday now with his two older sisters and his mom.
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