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Coming up on News 7 at 11...
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A four wheel ATV outing in Christansburg ends when one person is run over..
Three American P.O.W.'s walk out of captivity hand in hand with Jesse Jackson.
And Columbine High School students prepare to go back to class.
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[ANCHOR=Eric]
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Plus a Radford man drowns in the New River.
Details next on News 7. [Open]
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[ATV-Wreck]


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A man had to be airlifted to the hospital this evening following a wreck in Christiansburg.
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It happened in the Houchins-Crossing area.
Montgomery County police say several people were riding four-wheel ATVs.
One of the riders lost control and the vehicle rolled over him.
Lifeguard 10 transported the man to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
There's no word yet on his condition.
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[Drowning-Radford]


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A body was found floating in the New River today.
Montgomery County investigators have identified the man as 66-year old Charles Max Walker.
His body was found around one-thirty near the Sportsman Bar, just outside Radford.
Witnesses told investigators Walker had been camping near the Sportsman and when they woke up this morning he was gone.
Walker's body has been sent for an autopsy.

[Kosovo]


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Three American soldiers are safe and sound at a U.S. base in Germany, after the Reverand Jesse Jackson successfully got them out of Yugoslavia.
They seem to be in good shape and their families are traveling from the U.S. to see them. Maureen Maher has the latest.
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[IN Q=Dressed in Army]
[SUPER=03-Ramstein Airforce Base/Germany; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Christopher Stone/Released P.O.W.; :35]
[SUPER=01-Spec. Steven Gonzales/Released P.O.W.; :42]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Andrew Ramirez/Released P.O.W. :53]
[SUPER=01-Rosie Gonzales/Mother; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting; 1:29]
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[OUT Q=CBS News/Ramstein Air Base, Germany]


((DRESSED IN ARMY FATIGUES AND APPEARING HEALTHY, THE THREE FREED U-S SERVICEMEN ARRIVED HERE IN GERMANY TO A HERO'S WELCOME. THE FLAG-WAVING CROWD CHEERED AS ARMY SPECIALIST STEVEN GONZALES STEPPED OFF THE PLANE.. FOLLOWED BY STAFF SARGEANTS ANDREW RAMIREZ AND CHRISTOPHER STONE.

(locator: LANDSTUHL, GERMANY)

THEY WERE THEN FLOWN TO A U-S MILITARY HOSPITAL FOR MEDICAL TESTS AND DEBRIEFING.

(nats)


DURING THEIR JOURNEY TO FREEDOM, THE THREE SOLDIERS TOLD REPORTERS THEY WERE TREATED HUMANELY.. BUT WERE GLAD TO BE OUT. SHORTLY AFTER THEIR RELEASE, THE THREE MEN CALLED THEIR FAMILIES.

(SOT) Sgt. Christopher Stone/Released P.O.W. "I cried again of course.

I was able to speak and I told her we were free and hopefully we would see them soon."

(SOT) Spec. Steven Gonzales/Released P.O.W. "We were finally free, I

love them greatly and I thank them for the support that they've given me in prison and hopefully I will see them soon."

(SOT) Sgt. Andrew Ramirez/Released P.O.W. "I told her yes, that the

delegation and what they worked for and what they worked hard for what evked hard for, that we were free that I would see them soon and I loved them very much."
THE THREE FORMER P-O-W'S WERE ACCOMPANIED BY REVEREND JESSE JACKSON WHO SECURED THEIR RELEASE AFTER MEETING WITH YUGOSLAV PRESIDENT SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC.
BACK IN THE U-S, THE SERVICEMEN'S FAMILIES WERE ANXIOUS AS THEY HEADED TO GERMANY TO BE REUNITED WITH THEIR LOVED ONES.

(SOT) Rosie Gonzales/Mother "We are very excited. We can hardly stand

it. We saw them on TV. They were all holding hands. It's wonderful.

(STAND UP) Maureen Maher/CBS News/Ramstein Air Base, Germany

"THE REUNIONS BEGIN TOMORROW MORNING WHEN THE FAMILIES ARRIVE HERE IN GERMANY. IN THE MEANTIME, THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS WHILE IT IS PLEASED WITH THE RELEASE OF THE SOLDIERS, MORE THAN A MILLION KOSOVAR ALBANIANS REMAIN CAPTIVES OF SERBIAN AGRESSION AND AS A RESULT THE NATO AIRSTRIKES AGAINST YUGOSLAVIA WILL CONTINUE."))

[POWs]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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The soldiers are sure to get a happy homecoming when they return to the U-S.
But, readjusting to life back home may not be that easy.
Joy Sutton has more.
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((Robert Gray served in the Korean War back in 1949.
Shortly after entering the war he was captured and held in captivity for 34 months.
He said he didn't know whether he would survive.
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[IN Q=to be a prisoner of]

((ROBERT GRAY/FORMER PRISONER OF WAR: TO BE A PRISONER OF WAR..FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES..IT'S LIKE YOUR DEAD YOU DON'T EXIST.))
[OUT Q=you don't exist.]


Gray says once he was released and returned to the U-S he adjusted to life at home just fine.
But, he says that wasn't the case for many of his fellow prisoners of wars.
He says family and friends should be understanding..and try to avoid references to the past.
Dr. Delmare Short is a psychiatrist at the Salem Veterans Medical Center..he says about half of those who are P-O-W's will experience "post traumatic symptoms."
Dr. Short says the best advice for the families of the three former P-O-W's is to allow them to express their emotions...and be good listeners.
And if the soldiers start experiencing any problems to seek professional help.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=short says it could]

((JOY SUTTON/SHORT SAYS IT COULD TAKE MONTHS OR EVEN YEARS FOR SIGNS OF PROBLEMS TO OCCUR..BUT ONCE THEY DO, RECOVERING FROM BEING A PRISONER OF WAR COULD TAKE A LIFETIME)) [RUNS11]
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[School-Shooting]


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Nearly 2000 students from Columbine High will return to school tomorrow.
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But they won't return to THE school where 13 of their classmates were gunned down by two fellow students.
Today they held a vigil on a hill-top overlooking Columbine High.
The site used to be a memorial to the victims... 15 crosses that were taken down, after controversy over whether the two gunmen should be remembered here.
Officials say security will be tight when students go back to class across town tomorrrow.
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Students throughout Virginia will be tackling the SOL tests on Tuesday.
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Students from kindergarten to 12th grade will take part in the exam.
Virginia Board of Education President Kirk Schroder, says it's important to raise the bar for students.
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[IN Q=Education]

((KIRK SCHRODER/PRESIDENT EDUCATION BOARD: EDUCATION IS ABOUT IMPROVEMENT. I THINK EVERY SCHOOL WANT TO IMPROVE OR DO BETTER AS WELL AS MEET A STANDARD.))
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By the year 2007, 70-percent of each schools' 5th, 8th, and 11th graders must reach the benchmark set by the state...or the schools could lose accreditation.
The exams will be held through May 14th.

[Explore-Park]


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The Virginia Explore Park officially opened an "Outback Mountain Bike Trail System" today.
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A dedication ceremony was held for the trail which was sponsored by Subaru.
The trail is a first of its kind in Roanoke...and it's 11 and half kilometers long.
Liz Belcher, the Roanoke Valley Greenway Coordinator, says that more trails need to be opened in Virginia.
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[IN Q=We would lik to see]

((LIZ BELCHER/ROANOKE VALLEY GREENWAY: WE LIKE TO SEE GREENWAYS AND TRAILS PROMOTED..AS QUALITY OF LIFE AS WELL AS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.WE COULD HAVE PEOPLE COMING TO VIRGINIA TO RIDE TRAILS.))
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[OUT Q=to ride trials.]
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Belcher said Virginia has more than 9,000 miles of Greenway trails so far.

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[ANCHOR=Eric]
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Up next--surfing the web can be relaxing, we'll show you how.
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And, not too many Roanokers make it as an actress in L-A.
But, this woman did.
Her story when the news continues.
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[WebWatch]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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The turmoil around the world the last few weeks sent us searching for some peace and quiet for today's Web Watch.
Here's what we found.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=the worldwide meditation center.]
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(( [intro]
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The worldwide meditation center has an instruction page helping first timers learn the ropes of relaxation.
If you already spend hours staring at a tiny glowing screen, you're halfway there.

The World Community for Christian Meditation has helpful meditation postures and instruction from a Christian perspective.

Interlude, an internet retreat, is sponsored by the Cybermonks... it includes a thought of the day, and meditation of the week.

If you need a little visual help, meditation-online-dot-com has a series of peaceful images... right-click on the picture and view it full screen.

The tranquility page of art and poetry was created by a woman who says thoughts of angels helped her escape years of depression.

And if you're looking for a real short cut... you might be interested in a company called Mindwaves, which makes "instant meditation goggles".... including interchangeable colored lenses for viewing the world the way you want to.

natsot



Finally we discovered a site created by a woman known by the nickname "Panther".... A dancing turtle... a golden sunset, romantic poetry, and a steel-drum band.... She says she just wants to help people relax a little. We don't know who she is... but we like her style.
For links to these sites, click on WebWatch, on the wdbj website at WDBJ&-dot-com.))

[Feedback]


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News 7 received a lot of mail this week from viewers concerned with coverage of the Columbine High School massacre.
Assignment Editor Joe McKean has a sample of our viewers' thoughts in this week's Feedback.
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[IN Q=The events in Littleton]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista/April 22; :00]
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[OUT Q=McKean, News-7.]

((The events in Littleton led to a series of bomb threats and hoaxes in many school divisions in western Virginia.
One of the first was at Parry McCluer in Buena Vista.
A viewer there wrote in appreciation of our coverage.
"It was done professionally with the facts reported in a manner that did not cause panic, but that was informative. Keep up the good news coverage."
Another Buena Vista resident criticized the play the Littleton story is getting.
"I understand that showing news like the Littleton incident is what the news is about, but showing this type of story just makes the so-called copycats even worse...I understand that this sort of thing happens but to show and even tell what the bombs are made of is just too much."
A viewer from Forest had a thought about how to make schools safer.
"Everyone is so quick to ban things in school why don't they just ban backpacks? It's hard to hide a propane tank bomb and pipe bomb on top of your English Lit book."
And from Vinton came this criticism:
"I believe that before the media bring in psychological experts and analysts, they should consider the role that they have played in these events. There have been events similar to those in Littleton occurring across the country in the last couple of years. The degree of severity grew with each additional attack on these schools. In each case, the media were there, reporting every detail and showing every gruesome moment...The news media, in their attempt to provide coverage, have planted ideas in the minds of our young people...News reporters at News-7 and other stations must be mindful that there is often a cost to getting the story."
Your comments on the issues of the day and how we cover them are important to us.
Send your letters to News-7, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
If you prefer to do it by fax, the number is 343-7269.
E-mail goes to news@wdbj7.com.
And you can join our on-line moderated forum on our website, at wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7. ))

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Jeff Gordon cruises to victory lane in California.
Roy Stanley has details coming up when the news continues.

[Actress-Profile]


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Cave Spring High School graduate Karen Maslich will be featured in the next issue of Roanoke's City Magazine.
Her acting career has taken her from the star city to Los Angeles.
Tina Tenret has more in this week's Virginia Profiles.
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((BEAUTIFUL, WONDERFUL, LOVE THAT -- SNAP.)) [RUNS:06]
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Karen Maslich is doing a shoot for Roanoke's City Magazine.
She's in from L-A to visit her hometown, stocking up on sweetened ice tea, she says, and sweet personalities.
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[SOT 12:52:35]
[IN Q=I think Roanoke]

((I THINK ROANOKE IS GREAT. I REALLY DO. I MISS A LOT OF ROANOKE.)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=LOT OF ROANOKE]


20 years ago, this same crew launched Karen's career as a model for the old Sydney's store.
Now, several soap operas, sitcoms and theater stints later, the 33-year-old actress returns with stories of her own.
As an extra on the hit T-V show, Baywatch, she was shooed out of David Hasselhoff's trailer.
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[IN Q=We were like why]

((WE WERE LIKE WHY? THEY SAID DAVID WAS COMING IN TO DO HIS MAKEUP AND HE THOUGHT WE WOULD BE SWOONING.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=SWOONING]


She also dated actor Emilio Estevez.
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[SOT 12:50:21]
[IN Q=GOOD FRIEND]

((GOOD FRIEND, HE'S A GOOD FRIEND. I WON'T ELABORATE MORE. HE'S A REALLY GOOD GUY.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=REALLY GOOD GUY]
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[IN Q=THE KEY TO KAREN]

((THE KEY TO KAREN, IT'S COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA. SHE TURNS ONTO THE CAMERA AND I TURN ONTO HER IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA]


But now Karen's going for a different angle -- BEHIND the camera.
She just interviewed for a production job at Channel 6 news in Richmond, but wants more creative power.
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[SOT 11:08:10]
[IN Q=I'm older now]

((I'M OLDER NOW AND YOU START AS AN INTERN OR YOU START AT MINIUMUM WAGE AND IT'S JUST SCARY. I FEEL LIKE I'M TOO OLD TO GET STARTED FROM THE GET-GO YOU KNOW.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=YOU KNOW]


So she'll head back to L-A -- but leaves this advice for striving models and actresses.
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[SOT 11:08:10]
[IN Q=DON'T TAKE]

((DON'T TAKE IT SO SERIOUSLY. THAT'S THE LESSON I 'VE LEARNED.)) [RUNS:04]
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And of course, you CAN always come home again.
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((nat sot Karen claps))

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Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke.)) [Forecasts]
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John Elway led the Denver Broncos to more wins than another quarterback with 148. And yesterday Elway officially retired from the National Football League.
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Elway spent 16 season with the Broncos winning the Superbowl the last two years. In an emotional speech, The comeback kid said he can no longer take the physcial part of the game.
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Elway is the only quarterback to retire after winning a Superbowl. Now, the only game in town for Elway is his family.
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Elway leaves the game as the comeback kid with 47 game winning or tying drives in the fourth quarter or overtime.


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Javier Lopez had two run scoring doubled as Atlanta won its fifth straight yesterday beating Cincinnati 5 to 3.
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[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/FOX SPORTS; :]


Bobby Cox looking from the dugout.
Atlanta took the early lead. Javier Lopez hits this double off the wall scoring Brett Boone and the Braves led the game 2 to nothing.
Cincinnati got on the board in the top of the fourth Brian Johnson singles up the middle scoring Greg Vaughn to make it 4 to 2 Braves.
[SUPER=35-Atlanta/5/Cincinnati/3/;]


Then in the bottom of the fourth, Gerald Williams sends this pitch over the left field wall for a solo homer the Braves win it 5 to 3.
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Mike Mussina improved to 4 and 1 yesterday afternoon as the Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota 6 to nothing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/MSC; :]


Ray Miller with a smile on his face during the game.
And this is why. Albert Belle sends this bullet over the left field wall for a solo homer to make it 2 to nothing Orioles in the third.
The Orioles would make it 3 to nothing in the fourth when Rich Amiral doubles scoring Jeff Conine from second base in the Inning.
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Oriole Pitcher Mike Mussina strikes out Juan Guzman and the Orioles beat the Twins 6 to nothing.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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Jeff Gordon wins the California 500. More later on Mornin'.

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In Kansas City, The Yankees rallied for a win against the Royals.
The Royals would tie the game in the seventh. Carlos Febles singled to left field scoring Mike Sweeney to make the score 7 to 7.
[SUPER=35-New York/9/Kansas City/8/;]


But New York rallied in the top of the ninth. The big blow coming from this Bernie Williams two run homer to centerfield and the Yankees win it 9 to 8.
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The Salem Avalanche broke a 4 game losing streak today beating Kinston 3 to 2.
The Avalanche will have seven straight games at home beginning tomorrow night with Myrtle Beach.
Now here are all of tonights scores.
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[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant led the Los Angeles Lakers to a 91 to 84 win over Seattle.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA/NBC SPORTS; :]


Kurt Rambis and the Lakers on the road at Seattle.
Gary Payton with 2 of his 29 points cutting the Laker lead to 5, 23 to 18 in the first quarter.
But Watch Bryant with the nice spin move in the paint for two of his 28 points the lakers led 40 to 39.
[SUPER=32-L.A. Lakers/91/Seattle/84/;]


Shag would control the game scoring 33 points as the Lakers beat the Sonics 91 to 84.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/FOX SPORTS; :]


St. Louis has forced a game seven in its playoff series with Phoenix.
Jeff Finley broke a third period tie for the Blues when he scored his first goal
[SUPER=31-St. Louis/5/Phoenix/3/;]

of the playoffs in the 5 to 3 win over Phoenix.
The Blues tie the series at 3 after falling behind 3 to 1.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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And coming up, Stuart Appleby won the Houston open.
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[VO-NAT]


And Jeff Gordon takes the Checkered flag in the California 500.
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[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-34 (46:39)]
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Don't count Jeff Gordon out of the Winston Cup Points race just yet.
Yesterday afternoon Gordon took the checkered flag in the California 500.
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[VO-NAT]
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Gordon was on the move early he takes the lead from Bobby Labonte after 13 laps of the race.
But South Boston's Jeff Burton had a fast car and he would pass Gordon for the lead with just under 200 laps left in the race.
Rusty Wallace was running a strong fifth. But he was having battery problems and managed to remain in the fifth position just before the halfway mark of the race.
Then moments later Ricky Rudd gets in trouble and crashes steering his car to the grass and bringing out the caution.
Dale Earnhardt, Last weeks winner was hanging on trying not to go a lap down to the field but he did.
Then defending champion Mark Martin went to the garage area after blowing his engine with just under 50 laps to go.
Gordon took the lead near the end of the race and he takes the checkered flag winning the California 500.
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Jeff Burton was second, Bobby Labonte third, Tony Stewart fourth and Dale Jarrett fifth.

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Stuart Appleby won the P-G-A's Houston open yesterday.
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The field started the day chasing Hal Sutton.
Sutton would maintain his lead through 10 holes when he made this short birdie putt to remain at 10 under par.
Appleby made his move when he made this birdie putt at the 17-th hole putting him one stroke off the pace.
Appleby would par the 18-th hole shooting a final round 71 giving him a total of 9 under par. He would then watch as Sutton played the final hole.
Sutton, who shot 75, missed this birdie putt at 18 that would have forced a playoff giving Appleby his third career win and his first since his wife died in a traffic accident last summer.
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