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Coming up on News 7-
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News 7 is next.
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[Video-Open]


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[VO-NAT]


One by one Kosovar Refugees stepped off the plane and onto American Soil- The first refugees arrived on the United States mainland today.
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[Refugees]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good Evening.
Some of the refugees did not want to come to America- Many are single mothers- many are children.
But they're here and tonight Hillary Rodham Clinton told them America supports them.
Cathy Moss has more from Fort Dix, New Jersey.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The first wave]
[SUPER=03-Fort Dix, NJ]
[SUPER=07-Hillary Rodham Clinton]
[SUPER=01-Cathy Moss/CBS News]
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[OUT Q=New Jersey.]


(( THE FIRST WAVE OF ETHNIC-ALBANIAN REFUGEES TO COME TO THE UNITED STATES CHEERED AS FIRST LADY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON WELCOMED THEM TO AMERICA.
Our hearts and our prayers have been with you. Now we want to show you that our hearts and our homes are open to you as well."
MRS. CLINTON ALSO SAID THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SADDENED AND ANGERED BY WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN KOSOVO.
We will not let Mr. Milosevic succeed in keeping you out of your homes. We will continue to work to create a peaceful Kosovo where you can return home as soon as possible and build your country again. THE REFUGEES LEFT A CROWDED CAMP IN MACEDONIA AND DESPITE THE 13-HOUR FLIGHT.. MANY APPEARED IN GOOD SHAPE WHEN THEY ARRIVED AT MCGUIRE AIR FORCE BASE.
THEY'LL MAKE FORT DIX THEIR NEW HOME FOR THE TIME BEING WHILE OFFICIALS INTERVIEW THEM AND GIVE THEM A LESSON ON U-S CULTURE. THESE REFUGEES WERE CONSIDERED VULNERABLE.. SINGLE MOTHERS AND THEIR CHILDREN.. NONE OF WHOM HAVE FAMILY IN THE UNITED STATES. "God bless America. God bless NATO." BUT MUZASERI BEKA WHO LIVES IN NEW YORK IS WAITING TO SEE HER FAMIILY. THEY WILL BE PART OF A SECOND GROUP OF REFUGEES ARRIVING ON FRIDAY.
CATHY MOSS/CBS NEWS/FORT DIX, NJ))

[Pitts-Shooting]


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A 15-year old boy is dead tonight... the victim of an apparent accidental shooting.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


Police say the teen was playing with a nine-millimeter handgun in his trailer home when he dropped the weapon and it discharged.
The teen was hit in the chest and died before police arrived on the scene.
Authorities are withholding his name until his mother can be found and notified.
Neighbors say the boy lived with his 18-year old brother and that he wasn't in school because he'd been expelled earlier in the year.
The boy was at home with another teen at the time of the shooting.
Neighbors are puzzled over how he got hold of the handgun.
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[IN Q=When I asked]
[SUPER=01-Diane Bowen/Neighbor;]
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[OUT Q=so I don't know.]

((DIANE BOWEN/NEIGHBOR: WHEN I ASKED THEM IF THEY HAD ANY GUNS, BECAUSE THEIR FATHER SAID THEY TOOK ALL THEIR GUNS THAT THEY HAD, THEY SAID NO. I HAVEN'T PERSONALLY SEEN IT, SO I DON'T KNOW.))
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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An autopsy will be performed in Roanoke.


[Ferguson]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Virginia Tech athletic department has suspended one its football players.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN/December 29;]


Lorenzo Ferguson was suspended from the team after he was charged with breaking into student dorm rooms and allegedly stealing blank checks.
Virginia Tech police say Ferguson, who's a sophomore, used the checks to deposit money into his own checking account.
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[ANCHOR=JEAN]
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During the 1998 football season, Ferguson started every game for the Hokies as a linebacker.
He finished the season, third on the team in tackles and interceptions.


[Akers]


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Goldie Akers went to court and got just what she wanted today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


The 77-year old who was sprayed with pepper spray by a Roanoke county police officer faced charges of reckless driving and obstructing justice.
A judge dismissed those charges.
And Akers says she learned a lesson.
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[SOT 15:38:22]
[IN Q=well i think]

((GOLDIE AKERS/PEPPER SPRAY VICTIM: WELL I THINK I'LL ALWAYS CARRY MY PERMIT WITH ME. AND I WON'T GET ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD ANYMORE.))
[SUPER=01-Goldie Akers/Pepper Spray Victim;]
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[VO-NAT]


Akers was checking her mail last year when officer Russell Metcalf approached her.
He asked for her license.
When she did not give it to him, he followed her up her driveway, pepper-sprayed her and dragged her out of the car.

Akers won a 45-thousand-dollar settlement from the county for suffering a torn rotator cuff.
Metcalf was terminated, but later reached a settlement of his own and resigned.
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[OK-Tornado]


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Tornado survivors are returning to their neighborhoods - in hopes of finding anything that's left.
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((I DIDN'T THINK I'D GET ANYTHING. I DIDN'T THINK I'D GET ANYTHING BUT I GOT SOME PICTURES.))
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[OUT Q=GOT SOME PICTURES.]
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Betty Baker's home was leveled by the tornado- but she was thankful to find some personal belongings.
Baker described what it was like Monday night when the twister plowed through.
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[SOT]
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((BETTY BAKER/SURVIVOR: THAT DIDN'T SOUND LIKE A TRAIN. THAT SOUNDED LIKE A BOMB POPPING AND THEN THE CEILING FALLING IN ON US. NO IT DIDN'T IT WAS JUST HORRIBLE, JUST HORRIBLE.))
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[Vo-Nat]
President Clinton will tour the area over the weekend.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

[Sands]


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A Pittsylvania County woman was found guilty today of the 1998 shooting death of her husband.
Afterward, the jury sentenced 39-year old Victoria Sands to 20 years in prison...the minimum sentence for murder.


During the three-day trial, Victoria Sands contended that her husband had abused her and that she shot him out of fear for her life. However, she admitted that she had never called the police or been treated for injuries during her marriage.
Her husband, Thomas Lee Sands, was killed last August.


[Charge-Dismissed]


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Murder charges have been dropped against an Appomattox man accused of helping a woman kill her husband last fall.


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Prosecutors say there wasn't enough evidence to take the case against 32-year old William Curtis Tidwell to a grand jury.
28-year old Sandra Ann Olivarri is still charged with shooting her husband and dumping his body along a roadside in Campbell County.
Olivarri faces a preliminary hearing later this month.
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[Appox-Student]


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An Appomattox County eighth grader is facing criminal charges after he allegedly talked with other students about killing people at his school.
Authorities say the 16 year old also carried a knife and a hand- drawn map of Appomattox Middle School when he was confronted by school officials.
Superintendent Walter Krug (kroog) says he doesn't know how real the threat was, but that every incident like this is taken seriously.

[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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When News 7 at 11 returns, the wrongful death suit against the Jenny Jones show is about to go to a jury.
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Plus - an effort in Lynchburg to make employers take notice of the daycare dilemma facing working parents.
The story, still ahead.
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[Sports-preview]


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((GOOD WEDNESDAY NIGHT TO YOU, BUT IT WASN'T FOR THE EXPRESS. ROANOKE REMAINS WINLESS IN ITS NORTHERN CONFERENCE SERIES WITH RICHMOND. IT WAS A GOOD WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT SALEM MEMORIAL BASEBALL STADIUM AS THE AVALANCHE WIN. AND GEORGE LYNCH IS ENJOYING THIS NBA SEASON WE'LL HEAR FROM HIM IN SPORTS.))
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[Jones]


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A Michigan jury will begin deliberating the Jenny Jones Talk show case tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pontiac, MI]


Today attorneys presented closing arguments-
Attorney Geoffrey Fieger says producers did everything but pull the trigger when they suprised guest Jonathan Schmitz with news of gay secret admirer Scott Amedure.
Amedure was killed just days later.
His family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Jenny Jones show.
The jury gets the case in the morning.
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[Radford-Arsenal]


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The Radford Arsenal is in the midst of cutbacks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./February;]


About 60- workers recently accepted an offer of early retirement.
Another 14- people were notified last week that they were being laid off.
A spokesman for the company that runs the plant says the cutbacks are part of an overall effort to make the arsenal more cost efficient and competitive.
The same spokesman says the need for ammunition in the future looks secure-- considering what is taking place in Kosovo.
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[Daycare-Bus]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Statistics show the average working Virginia family spends up to 85- hundred dollars a year on daycare.. but it can be difficult to find affordable, quality care that coincides with the parent's work schedule.
Getting employers to help was the goal of a bus tour today in Lynchburg.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( It's not every day you find business leaders in suits and ties playing with small children.. but giving these executives a firsthand look at how daycare centers operate could make them better employers.
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((CAROL MASSIE/CHILD CARE RESOURCE CENTER: WE WANTED TO TAKE BUSINESS LEADERS OUT OF THEIR BOARDROOMS AND OUT OF THEIR EXECUTIVE SUITES AND DOWN ON THE FLOOR WITH THE CHILDREN SO THEY COULD SEE HOW THESE LITTLE LIVES WILL IMPACT THEM ON THEIR BOTTOM LINE FIGURE.))
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Massie says the idea seems to have worked.
Each van load paid a visit to four different daycare centers to get a better appreciation for what their employees deal with on a daily basis.
And with the competition for quality workers getting more fierce every day, employers say helping them find and pay for quality child care could become an important part of a benefits package.
[SOT 21:23:20]

((NAT MARSHALL/BWX TECHNOLOGIES: THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT IS VERY, VERY COMPETITIVE AND SO WE HAVE TO DO THE THINGS THAT ARE NECESSARY TO GET THE PEOPLE TO ONE, COME AND TWO, TO STAY.))
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[98-degrees]


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It was a cool spring night here in Roanoke, but the heat was on inside the Roanoke Civic center.
Melanie Moon explains.
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(([nats of b'witched]
The Irish group B'witched kicked of the 19-99 Heat up tou before a sold out Roanoke crowd.
They're debut album just turned platinium and is currently number 8 Roanoke.
But it's not record sales that motivates this Dublin foresome, they get the biggest thrill from their fans.
[SOTEdele LYNCH AND KEAVY LYNCH----19:15:33-WE HAVE A LOT OF MOTHERS.....STAY THE WAY YOU ARE.]
[SOT]

[nats of 98]
98 degrees took the stage next, and if you could hear over the screaming fans, its not hard to understand how their soulful harmonies has them also heating up the billboard charts.
And it's hard to believe just a year ago when the performed in Roanoke, they were driving themselves from concert to concert in a beat up R-V.
[SOT ABOUT RV drew lachey/98 Degrees 18:48:18, things have definately changed....to travel now.]


But the four Ohio boys create their success to lots of hard work and determination.
[sot-18:52:50 NICK LACHEY: we've put in a lot ot time... a lot of great opportunity.]
[NATS---OF 98]


The tour heads next to the midwest, but you catch 98 degrees on daytime television later this month when they make a guest appearance on the C-B-S soap, As the World Turns.
In Roanoke, I'm Melanie Moon, News 7.))
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Coming up on News 7, if you live in Roanoke County - the sewer police may come calling.
You better make sure your pipes are in order.
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[VO-NAT]


And later in the newscast - a story that proves cats aren't the only ones with nine lives.
These little canines survive a dramatic day.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=137-8 5 9/6 1 2 0/1 8 20 32 33/7 13 14 21 26 38/8 1 9 3 7 5]
NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
8-5-9

(eight, five, nine)


Pick 4:
6-1-2-0

(six, one, two, zero)


Cash 5:
1-8-20-32-33

(one, eight, twenty, thirty-two, thirty-three)


Lotto:
7-13-14-21-26-38

(seven, thirteen, fourteen, twenty-one, twenty-six,

thirty-eight)
Kicker:
8-1-9-3-7-5

(eight, one, nine, three, seven, five)




[County-Sewer]


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Roanoke County inspectors are going door to door and this visit may cost you.
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[SOT 11:04:07]
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((WE CAN'T INSPECT ANYTHING UNTIL YOU GIVE US PERMISSION TO DO SO. WELL HECK, I'D LIKE TO KNOW IF THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG.))
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[OUT Q=SOMETHING WRONG]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


They're checking every home in the county for sump pumps, floor drains and downspouts that carry stormwater illegally into the county sewer system.
If yours do, you must repair them or pay monthly fines of up to one hundred dollars.
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[SOT 10:06:03]
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((GARY ROBERTSON/UTILITIES DIRECTOR: THAT'S OUR MAIN GOAL, NOT TO HAVE WATER BACKED UP IN PEOPLE'S HOMES DURING HEAVY RAINS.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Robertson/Utilities Director;]
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[OUT Q=during heavy rains]
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[VO-NAT]


Roanoke county officials have inspected three-thousand-homes so far -- almost four hundred had violations.
Realtors suggest before you buy a home, you get the results of sewer inspections in writing so you don't get stuck with the repair bill.
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[City-Council]


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Roanoke City Council is hoping a new task force will help to coordinate three major redevelopment projects in the Gainsboro neighborhood.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Work on the new Higher Education Center is moving forward in the former Norfolk and Western Headquarters, and the city plans housing in a second N&W office building next door.
The plan to redevelop Henry Street has also reached a critical stage, and during a budget meeting today, council members raised questions about the progress of those improvements.
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[anchor=Jean]
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Council member Bill White proposed the task force as a way to iron out any conflicts among the three projects. The city administration is promising a more detailed plan for the Henry Street improvements within the next four to six weeks.

[Glasgow-Flooding]


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The town of Glasgow was honored as a "sustainable community" today by officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Glasgow]


The distinction is given out by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to cities and towns across the country.
FEMA singled-out Glasgow for its one-point-five million dollar program to ease flooding around dozens of area homes.

[SUPER=03-Glasgow/June 1995;]


The program began two years after a major flood in June of 1995 damaged 80 homes in the area.
The program will relocate or elevate more than 40 homes in Glasgow.
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[Forecasts]
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[SUPER=333-Partly Cloudy/Light Winds/56-58/Showers/Likely/74-76]
[SUPER=334-Partly Cloudy/Wind S-10/55-57/Clouds And/Showers/72-74]

[SUPER=X5001][S-Extra]



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Coming up in sports, highlights from the Richmond-Roanoke ECHL Northern Conference finals and the Avalanche, plus Steve Mason's conversation with George Lynch.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-NASCAR; ]


But first our extra point.
The Coca Cola Racing Family is going Hollywood.
Here's a glimpse of your favorite drivers recreating scenes from famous films.
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(())
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[OUT Q=to the morgue]
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[S-Express]


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The Renegades take a three games to none lead in the ECHL Northern Confernce Finals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Express vs. Renegades;]


Roanoke was hoping to get back in the series last night at the Richmond Coliseum but the Renegades fans were ready to dance on the Express' misfortunes.
One goal is all Richmond would need as Joe Blaznek leaves the puck for Trevor Senn, Senn's shot banks off the left post for the second period score.
The Renegades weren't finished, no one challenges Steve Dumonski in the
[super=38-Roanoke/0/Richmond/3;]

middle and he scores. The Express haven't scored in seven and a half periods and lose this one three to zero.
Game four is Friday in Richmond.
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[S-Avalanche]


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A four run sixth inning pushes the Avalanche over the Pelicans last night at Salem Memorial Stadium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Pelicans vs Avalanche;]


They celebrated Cinco De Mayo in Salem as Mexican brew was on tap as a part of the festivities.
Jose Gonzales gives the Avalanche the advantage with this shot down the right field line, two runners score, Gonzales is out at third and the Salem lead is three to one.
[super=37-Myrtle Beach/5/Salem/8;]


Myrtle Beach would re-take the lead on a two run homer by Marcus Giles over the right field wall. But the Avalanche was able to pull out the eight to five win.
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[S-Colorado]


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Four afternoon games in the National League--the Phillies, Brewers, Braves and Rockies all come out winners.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Cubs-Fox;]


Colorado became the third baseball team this century to score in every inning yesterday, in its 13 to six win over the Cubs..
The last team to do it was St Louis 35 years ago. That game was also at Wrigley field. The Cardinals beat the Cubs 15 to Two back in 1964.
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(BYE BYE)



[S-Sprinkel]


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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-34 tc 48:34]
[GRAPHIC=Golf]


Another local golf pro is making a name for himself nationally.
Blue Hills' Jeff Sprinkel
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[vo-nat]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


won the qualifier earlier yesterday for the Nike Tour Dominion Open that is being held at Dominion Country Club in Richmond.
Sprinkel blistered the course with a six under 66 and will compete in the event next week.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I was feeling]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Sprinkel/Blue Hills Golf Professional; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=...it was a great day"]
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(BYE BYE)





[SPORTS TEASE]


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Still to come, he's one of Roanoke's brightest stars.
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[VO-NAT]


George Lynch talks with Steve Mason about his future in the NBA after this break.
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[S-Lynch]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-32 1:40:21]
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The Philadelphia 76ers finished the regular season with a 105-100 overtime win against Detroit tonight.
[GRAPHIC=George Lynch]


The playoffs are next for Philly.
76er forward George Lynch was in Charlotte last night to play the Hornets.
He spoke to our Steve Mason about Allen Iverson, coming back to PH and his contract.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Last Night; :00]
[SUPER=01-George Lynch/76ers Forward; :25]
[SUPER=@steve1; :36]
[SUPER=01-Larry Brown/76ers Head Coach; :59]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1993 Season; 2:06]
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((In his sixth year in the NBA, George Lynch is finally calling his own shots. After coming off the bench for an entire season in Vancouver last season, he has become a key starter for the sixers, missing only a handful of games because of a right knee sprain. Quality minutes translates into Lynch finishing the season ranked fifth or better in the NBA in steals, rebounds and assists per game. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) Lynch not only defends well on the court, but off it. The 28 year old becomes especially defensive when it comes to his younger teammate and mega star Allen Iverson and his troubled past. ((:))
the ultimate team player who does all the little things right, George hopes to sign a big contract at season's end when his one year deal with the Sixers is up. ((:)) While Lynch's contract is in the works, the site for his summer basketball camp is a done deal and returning to Patrick Henry, where he played over a decade ago, is just the place for him.))

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Finally tonight, a story that will "paw" at your heartstrings.
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These nine puppies were trapped in a burning home after the human residents managed to escape. It was a dangerous rescue but firemen were able to secure all nine dogs. Two puppies were even unconscious, but after some "mouth to snout" resuscitation, they perked back up. The puppies, like their owners, are now homeless.
The fire department is searching for people to adopt the furry friends.
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