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Coming up on News 7-
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The latest on what's being done to keep Smith Mountain Lake Water clean.
One Roanoke bakery is closing it's doors this summer.
And We'll hear from the former Prisoners of War about life in captivity.
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News 7 is next.
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[Lake-Report]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#99-8 11:53]
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A new job may be open soon at Smith Mountain Lake.
Volunteers say they have their hands full keeping the lake clean, so they want to hire a coordinator.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Tina--Newsroom]


Tina Tenret has more from the newsroom.
[Live= Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Tina1;]


This idea is part of the Smith Mountain Lake Water Quality Task Force Report released today.
23 people of all backgrounds, including business leaders, agree: the lake needs help to stay clean.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Elizabeth Roycroft/Health Dept.; :06 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Bill Tanger/Task Force Member; :25]
[SUPER=01-Delores Hach/Lake Resident; :34]
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(( The report focuses on silt, debris and e-coli bacteria in Smith Mountain Lake.
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((BY AND LARGE THE LAKE HAS TESTED WITHIN NORMAL LIMITS.))
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Volunteers from Franklin County as well as the Health Department and the D-E-Q test the water regularly.
But Bill Tanger says a lake keeper would be a spokesman and coordinate all water quality projects.
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((I DEFINITELY THINK THE RIVERKEEPER POSITION SHOULD BE FULL TIME AND THINK THE COMMUNITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED CAN AFFORD THAT.))
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((THERE'S JUST TOO MANY PLACES THAT NEED REAL PERSONALIZED ATTENTION. THAT WOULD TAKE CARE OF IT.))
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There will be a town meeting on May 26th to talk about the water quality report.
You can pick up your copy at the policy advisory board office at the lake.
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[Rainbo-Closing]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=98-24 5:09]
[GRAPHIC=Business Closing]


The Rainbo Bakery in Roanoke is about to close.
About 60 local workers will have to look for new jobs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 1998]


Rainbo workers were informed of the closing this afternoon. The company will shut down all production on July 9th.

Senior company officials in Kansas City told us tonight that the Roanoke plant was less efficient and more costly than other facilities in North Carolina.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Rainbo had already shut down its local bread production in February. Right now, production is limited to hamburger buns and hot dog rolls.


[Anderson]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-18 10:19]
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30 years behind bars.
That's the sentence for a woman who killed an elderly Roanoke County man with a fireplace poker.
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[VO-NAT]


43- year- old Barbara Anderson pled guilty to first degree murder last month.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Sept. 5, 1997;]


She was arrested in September of 1997, after 88- year- old James Beane was beaten to death at his home near Cave Spring Corners.
Today, Judge Roy Willett sentenced Anderson to 30 years in prison. Authorities estimate she will serve about 25 and a half years.
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[Pitts-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-14 40:27]
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As police investigate the tragic accidental shooting that ended in the death of a Pittsylvania County teen yesterday, family members prepare for his funeral.
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[VO-NAT]


Fifteen-year-old Mark Anthony Hale was shot while playing with a 9-millimeter handgun in his home yesterday.
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Some family members gathered there today to mourn his death and make funeral arrangements.
One relative says the gun may have been left in the house by friends of Hale's older brother.
The two were living alone in the trailer during the weeks before the shooting... but relatives say the teens were well-supervised by family and neighbors.
The Roanoke medical examiner confirmed today that the gunshot wound could have been accidental.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

[WX1]


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After touring tornado-ravaged Haysville, Kansas today Vice President Al Gore promised the people living there the government's continuing support.
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[VO-NAT]
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Gore said the horrifying stories people told him about their experiences really helped to "bring home the magnitude" of the disaster."
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[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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[DISSOLVE GRAPHIC IN!!!]
The house tonight overwhelmingly approves more than 13 billon dollars for the Yugoslav conflict- and to boost the U-S military worldwide.
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[VO-NAT]


That's more than twice what the President had requested -
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Today President Clinton was in Germany- praising Russia for joining the allied demands.
The President says Russia has publically said they would support an international security force in Kosovo.
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[POW]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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The U-S soldiers freed after a month in captivity-
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got a heros welcome at their home base in Germany.
The soldiers received military medals and spoke about their capture.
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((INIITIALLYW E WERE TREATED PRETTY ROUGHLY IN THE BEGINNING. LATER ON IT GOT BETTER. WE WERE TREATED WELL))
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The soldiers said the worst was being in a cell alone with no one to talk to and nothing to do- not knowing what would happen next.
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((SPECIALIST STEVEN GONZALES/FORMER POW: FOR ME INITIALLY THERE WERE A COUPLE OF SCARY MOMENTS WHERE I THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE THE END OF IT ALL.))
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[Refugees]


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[WRITER=jja]
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465 Kosovar refugees are settling in at Fort Dix, New Jersey.
One of the women gave birth to a baby boy- who automatically becomes an American citizen.
Cathy Moss has details.
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((A thumbs up from a 14 year old boy.a family walking around kids playing frisbee together the refugees from Kosovo are temporary residents slowly being processed. Here at ft dix they are staying in what's called the village, a 5-acre, fenced in area. And even though they don't speak english they managed to say so far so good. Capt. Seth Gladstone, U.S. Army Reserves, for lunch I saw them eat roast beef-they are happy -full bellies.
Overnight officials say the 13 hour flight got the best of many of them. 30 people were sickened and treated for exhaustion and dehydration.one refugee.. a 21-year old woman delivered a baby this morning. The baby became an automatic U.S. citizen.
Sot/Dr. Michael Snyder, Obstetrician, baby is fine MOTHER IS FINE. CATHY MOSS, CBS NEWS, FORT DIX, NEW JERSEY.))

[Local-Refugees]


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The city of Lynchburg could soon become home to some of the first refugees fleeing the conflict in Kosovo.
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At least two Kosovar families are expected to arrive in the Hill City within the next several weeks.
Local churches are coordinating an effort to provide them with housing, food and clothing while they're here.
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((JANIS ROSKELLY/REFUGEE RELIEF ORGANIZER: WE DON'T WANT TO ISOLATE THEM, WE'VE ASKED THAT THERE WILL BE TWO FAMILIES SO THEY DON'T FEEL ISOLATED, SO THEY HAVE SOMEONE THAT THEY CAN RELATE TO. WE'RE TRYING TO GET THEM IN THE CITY SO THAT TRANSPORTATION WON'T BE A PROBLEM, BECAUSE THEY WILL NEED THAT.))
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[TAKE PINNACLE PAGE]
Roskelly says they need money, food, and clothing for the families before they arrive.
Anyone who wants to make a donation can contact the Presbytery of the Peaks at 804-845-1754.
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[Rockbridge-Airstrip]


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Rockbridge County Supervisors narrowly approved operation last year of a controversial air strip in the region.
They agreed to let it operate for a one-year trial period and recently revisited the issue to determine its future.


Stacey Martin has the details.
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((Harold Hotinger has waited a year to find out if continued opposition to his airstrip would prevent him from operating it-- on a long-term basis.
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((HAROLD HOTINGER/AIRSTRIP OWNER: THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE UPSET BUT THINGS HAVE BEEN GOING A LOT BETTER. PEOPLE ARE FEELING BETTER AND I THINK THEY REALIZE IT WASN'T GOING TO BE A BIG THING. IT WAS VERY SMALL.)) [RUNS 07]
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Last April with approval from the Board of Supervisors, Hotinger transformed this grassy field into a private air strip--now complete with aviation cones and flags.
Back then the simple structure prompted outrage from several local residents concerned the air strip would eventually become more like a commercial airport.
But Hotinger's biggest challenge came recently when he had to convince supervisors that the year-long trial period was a success --and that he deserved a five year permit to operate the air strip.
The supervisors agreed, but added a few restrictions.
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((WILL HARRIS/ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY SUPERVISOR: PROBABLY ONE OF THE BIGGEST THINGS WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE IS THAT NOBODY HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO MISCONSTRUE THIS AND IT BECOME A GENERAL AVIATION AIRPORT. IT WILL REMAIN A GRASS STRIP AS OUR ORDINANCE REQUIRES.)) [RUNS12]
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The board also prevented any tax payer funds from being used to support the air strip and prohibited Hotinger from accomodating more than four planes.
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((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: HOTINGER SAID HE'LL ABIDE BY THE REGULATIONS AND THAT THE AIR STRIP WILL CHANGE LITTLE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A SMALL HANGER HE PLANS TO BUILD IN THE NEAR FUTURE. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7, ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY.)) [RUNS 10]
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Still to come on News 7 at 11 - a Virginia appeals court rules parents aren't the only the ones entitled to child visitation.
Plus... guess who's coming to dinner.
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[VO-NAT]


This year's reunion of Thomas Jefferson descendants will include some new faces.
The story, a bit later.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the sports office cleaning out my closet. Highlights from a tie dyed night in Salem are coming up along with Tech getting ready to host and toast the A-10 tourney.
And we'll check in on the big 27 team General Motors test session in Charlotte with NASCAR's newest bleached blonde - Dale Jr.
See you later on news 7 sports.))
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[Plantation-Lawsuit]


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A woman who says the director of the Patrick Henry Plantation sexually harassed her- has reached an out of court settlement.
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[VO-NAT]
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Former music director Laura Simmons claimed Sandy Gregory sexually assaulted and harassed her over a fifteen- month period.
Terms of the settlement have "not" been disclosed, and Gregory is still the director of the home for troubled teens.
He also is being sued by two other workers who claim they were fired for speaking out on Simmons' behalf.
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[Grandparents]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=nte]
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Visitation rights aren't just for parents.
A Virginia appeals court is granting GRANDPARENTS rights to see their grandchildren.
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[VO-NAT]
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In a case out of Blacksburg last year-- the Virginia Supreme Court said that married parents COULD deny visitation rights to their children's grandparents.
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An appeals panel now says that grandparents have more rights when the parents are divorced.
The decision says the grandparents simply have to show the court that visitation would be in the child's best interest.

[Juvenile-Health]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Roanoke Valley teachers and police officers want to make sure there is never a repeat of the Columbine massacre in Southwest Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
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School and juvenile justice officials met at the Patrick Henry Hotel today for a symposium on children's mental health. President of the Mental Health Association Mike Faenza (fay-ENZ-ah) says the country is in a national crisis, but there is a solution to end the violence.
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((MICHAEL FAENZA/PRESIDENT NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH ASSOC.: NOT THAT WE NEED MORE METAL DETECTORS AND SECURITY MEASURES, BUT WE REALLY NEED TO PROVIDE MENTAL HEALTH AND OTHER SERVICES TO OUR YOUNG PEOPLE..))
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[VO-NAT]

Faenza says schools are still the safest places for children.
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[Prayer-Day]


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Thousands of people all across the country today helped celebrate the 48th annual National Day of Prayer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Ceremonies in Lynchburg attracted more than one hundred citizens, ministers and local government leaders.
Many of the speakers say the domestic and international troubles America faces today can be resolved through the power of prayer.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Coming up - it's not negative campaigning that's getting Virginia's Senate candidates in hot water with each other.
It's their friendly words.
We'll explain.
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[VO-NAT]


And a high speed chase has Florida authorities on the run.
It's all caught on tape...
The pictures, straight ahead.
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NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
1-6-9

(one, six, nine)


Pick 4:
5-6-6-4

(five, six, six, four)


Cash 5:
5-7-21-27-28

(five, seven, twenty-one, twenty-seven, twenty-eight)




[Video]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=chr]
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With speeds up to 100 miles an hour on the wrong side of the road - Florida police found themselves in one serious chase today.
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[SE064;16:23:23] It's tonight's video of the day. Police responded to a call about a driver throwing bottles... When they caught up with the car, it sped off and police followed. The chase ended when a police car hit the suspect vehicle. It rolled over and sparked a fire. The suspect is now being treated in the hospital, and will face criminal charges upon release.
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[Allen-Robb]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=599-5 1:00:33]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Get ready for the Year 2000.
Not the computer glitch-- the Senate campaign -- Chuck Robb versus George Allen.
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[VO-NAT]


If you steer to the new "Robb 2000" web site, you can see what others are saying about the Democratic incumbent.
The first glowing quote is from-- surprise -- George Allen, Robb's only announced opponent.
It reads "... then-Delegate George Allen remarks: 'I liked the Robb Administration and hardly had any philosophical differences with them..."
The quote comes from a 1991 story in a now- defunct magazine called Virginia Country.
Amused Allen loyalists have a response.
They quote Chuck Robb, from 1997, saying this: "... Virginians were generally satisfied with the direction of our state and country, for which both George Allen and Bill Clinton can justly claim a share of the credit."
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The Allen campaign doesn't have a web site yet to highlight that quote... but promises one soon.
You can reach Chuck Robb's campaign site from the politics page of OUR website at WDBJ7-dot-COM.

[Jefferson-Reunion]


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[WRITER=ssi]
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Thomas Jefferson's family-both white and black-will be at a family reunion next week. The Monticello Association - for the first time ever - has invited descendants of slave Sally Hemings to attend the annual reunion dinner at Monticello.
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[VO-NAT]

Last November D-N-A tests revealed that Jefferson had fathered at least one of Hemings' children.
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[anchor=Jean]
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The president of the Monticello Association says it needs more genealogical evidence before voting whether to admit the slaves' descendants into the association.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL; :00]


Walter Payton, the NFL's all-time rushing leader who is still awaiting a liver transplant spent part of yesterday's filming a part he will play in an upcoming episode of the hit TV show "Touched by an Angel." Let's hope "Sweetness" will be just that.
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((BYE BYE))


[S-Avalanche]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-34]
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The Salem Avalanche finished a four game set with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans last night as they continue their current seven gome home stand at Salem Memorial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Pelicans vs. Avalanche]


It was Grateful Dead night at the yard and needed only to look into the Salem dugout to figure that out. If you're still not convinced - take a look at Salem General manager Dave "Garcia" Oster.
We pick it up with Salem down two-zip. Myrtle Beach Mark Mortimer singles to center and drives in a run from second. It's now three to nothing in the 4th.
The Pelicans Jeff Spencer would add one more in the frame as he singles to center. Jody Garrett will show off his arm and accuracy with a strike to the plate, but Rogelio Arias can't hold on and it's now 4-nothing.
[SUPER=37-Myrtle Beach/13/Salem/2;]


Salem would come back and cut the lead in half on a double to center off the wall by Mark Hamlin. Two runs score, but Salem falls 13-to-2.
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[S-Softball]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-40]
[GRAPHIC=tech softball]


The Virginia Tech Softball team begins the Atlantic 10 tournament tonight against St. Joseph's at the Moyer Sports Complex in Salem.
But last night the team checked out its postseason honors.
Head coach Scot Thomas was named coach of the year in the A-10 this evening, and pitcher Ashley Dobbe was named rookie of the year after pitching Tech to 28 wins on the mound.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Tech comes in as the number two seed behind UMass. The Lady Hokies are 52 and 14 overall, 14 and 2 in conference play. One reason; pitching. Klarisa Crowell and the pitching staff are ranked third nationally with a 1.03 ERA.
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[SUPER=01-Michelle Meadows/Va. Tech Second Base; :23]
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[OUT Q=....on their toes"]
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[ANCHOR=mike]
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Crowell, Kara Krumhardt, Dobbe and Bronwyn Blair each earned first team all-conference honors last night.
Tech and St. Joe's square off at 2pm today. UMass and Dayton play the opener at Noon. ((BYE BYE))


[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-35]
[GRAPHIC=ROYALS/DEVIL RAYS]


The Tampa Bay Devils Rays beat the Royals 5-to-4 today in the big leagues as that supposed washed-up former Brave hit his 10th homer
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Petersburg, FL; :00]


of the year. Fred McGriff was considered a has been last season when in his first year with Tampa Bay he hit just 19 homers. But he has been on a tear this year . He has 10 overall dingers and five in his last five games for the Rays.
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[S-Chip]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=CHIP SULLIVAN]


Chip Sullivan is playing at the Compag Classic in New Orleans this week under a sponsor's exemption.
Yesterday he shot a two under round of 74.
He's nine shots off the lead which is at 7 under par.

[S-IRL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-41]
[GRAPHIC=CHARLOTTE]


The Speedway's insurance company K&K Insurance Group says it plans to reenact the fatal accident from this past weekend at the track by using a crane to retrace the path the errant wheel travled into the stands.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC/Last Saturday Night; :00]


This past Saturday, three fans were killed during the Indy Racing League's Visionaire 500 when a tire flew into the stands along with other debris in turn four.
[SUPER=04-Yesterday;]


Ironically, during the first moments of this GM test session, Michael Waltrip hit the wall in almost the same spot, but his car did not fly apart.
Still safety is on the minds of everyone at the track.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Still to come tonight more news from Charlotte as the GM boys wrap up two days of testing.
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[VO-NAT]


And look who dropped in on the party. Some guys with bleached hair driving a beer machine.
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[S-Test]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-38 4722]
[GRAPHIC=charlotte]


The Winston Cup stars are off this weekend for Mother's Day, but later this month they'll be spending almost every waking moment at the Lowe's Motor Speedway at Charlotte.
Today, the General Motors' teams wrapped up two full days of testing at the track.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Defending Coke 600 Champ; :20]
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[OUT Q=...EASIER ON ME."]
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