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Coming up-
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NATO misses again- this time hitting the Chinese Embassy.
A huge crackdown on moonshine stills in three counties.
Can the Express pull one off tonight? Highlights coming up.
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Plus the latest on Severe Thunderstorms and hail tonight.
News 7 is next.

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Big moonshine raids in Virginia today - authorities say it's the second largest sting in the nation since Prohibition.
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[Still-Busts]


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Federal and state officials launched a widespread crackdown on several suspected moonshining operations throughout Southwest Virginia today.
[Double Boxes=Jean/ Stacey Newsroom]


Stacey Martin has been following the latest developments in the case and is in our newsroom with more.
[Live= Stacey Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Stacey1;]


Jean, the raids started this afternoon and were part of what officials are calling, "Operation Lightning Strike." [take map pinnacle board]
Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and state officials executed 10 search warrants and raided farms, businesses and home in Franklin, Craig and Pittsylvania counties.
(Rollcue:three area counties.)
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((In a statement released earlier ATF agents indicated the Helms Farmers Exchange Warehouse "had become the largest distributor of raw materials" used to make moonshine in the U.S.
The warehouse and a trailer beside it were two of several sites agents raided --including a suspected still just off of Route 621 near New Castle and another in Pittsylvania County.
Agents refused to appear on camera or talk about the raids but an area resident says they came as little surprise.
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((VICKI MEYER: IT DID GO ON WHERE I GREW UP. SO I GUESS I'M NOT AS SHOCKED AS I MIGHT BE. BUT I CAN'T IMAGINE ANY OF MY NEIGHBORS WOULD BE DOING IT.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=would be doing it.]


The raids were part of an eight-month investigation targeting people linked with the moonshine trade through the years--
-- including Ramsey and William Helms whose warehouse was raided by agents once before in 1988.
And, Amos Law, who was convicted of manufacturing moonshine in 1995 and William Stanley who is also a convicted moonshiner. ))
[Live=Stacey Full/Newsroom]


Jean, one of the operations agents broke up today produced an estimated seven million dollars worth of moonshine.
[Double Boxes=Jean/ Stacey Newsroom]


And, this investigation is not over.
Jean ??..
[Toss-2-Robin]
If you saw hail tonight- you were not alone. Severe thunderstorms tonight, hail and strong winds- across the region. Let's talk to Metorologist Robin Reed.

[WX1] [11:00pm] [05/07/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]RADAR LOOPS SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE

[Toss back to anchor][Kosovo]


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A NATO Air raid tonight has struck the Chinese Embassay in Belgrade.
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The bombing set the building on fire and sent embassy staff running.
Fire trucks converged on the embassy- ladder trucks were used to help workers out of the building.
There are conflicting reports of deaths tonight.
One Yugoslav official says there were no deaths- but a foreign ministry spokesman says there are deaths and injuries.
The bombing could complicate efforts to reach peace in the region.
China has been strongly opposed to the NATO bombings.
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[Gray]


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A Salem man was found guilty today of involuntary manslaughter for causing a deadly school bus crash on Route 220 South.
An eight-year old girl and her grandmother died in the wreck.
Now Michael Gray could spend up to 20 years in prison for making a common mistake.
Tina Tenret explains.
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((31-year-old Michael Gray was not speeding when he drove his rollback wrecker right into the back of a car, pushed it under a school bus and killed two people.
But he had taken his eyes off the road.
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((AT THAT TIME MR. GRAY SAID HIS HEART HURT, THAT HIS HEART HURT BAD. THAT HE'D BEEN LOOKING AT HIS CLIPBOARD, LOOKING UP, LOOKING AT THE CLIPBOARD, LOOKING UP, LOOKING AT THE CLIPBOARD, AND WHEN HE LOOKED UP THE SCHOOL BUS WAS THERE.))


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In a three-hour trial, the judge said Gray should have seen the flashing lights when the school bus stopped.
His sentencing date has not yet been set.
Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County.))



[Power-Line]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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American Electric Power spent a lot of time last year listening to concerns about a proposed high-voltage power line.
It looks like the company will have to do it all over again.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

[SHOTS OF BURNS WITH STACKS OF BOOKS AND PAPERS]
Today the company turned over a five-volume report to the state, analyzing an alternative route for the proposed "765-thousand volt" line. [map of routes]
That route would start in Wyoming County, West Virginia, and run to the Jacksons Ferry Power station in Wythe County.

AEP said the new route would not protect Southwest Virginia's power supply as well as a line that runs to Botetourt County.
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((TODD BURNS: IT DOES MEET THE IMMEDIATE NEED. IT HOWEVER DOESN'T PROVIDE THE SAME LEVEL OF REINFORCEMENT THAT WYOMING CLOVERDALE DOES.))
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Before the state gives AEP permission to build either line, it needs to hold more public hearings.
The earliest AEP could build a new line is December 2003.
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[New-Route]


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This latest route unveiled is UNlike the previous one- This one now passes through Wythe County.
The 765-kilovolt line crosses through Wythe in order to connect with an A-E-P substation at Jackson's Ferry.
Andy Kegley lives in Wythe County and is opposed to the project.
Over the past several months, he's been working to inform other residents that A-E-P was considering Wythe County.


Kegley says for him it's a matter of social justice.
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((ANDY KEGLEY/POWER LINE OPPONENT: LOTS OF PEOPLE, MYSELF INCLUDED DON'T LIKE TO SEE CORPORATIONS HAVE CART BLANCH, COME OVER AND RUN OVER TOPS OF PEOPLE'S LIVES, AND HOUSES AND PLACES WHERE THEY LIVE AND WORK. WE WOULD HOPE THAT THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO STAND UP AND SAY WE DON'T WANT IT HERE.))
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This latest route does NOT include passing through Giles or Montgomery counties.
Power line opponents there say they don't consider this latest development a victory because they still don't believe the huge powerline is needed.
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[TAKE WDBJ HOMEPAGE FULL SCREEN]
If you want more information on the newly proposed route, you can link up with the A-E-P website through News 7's Web Watch.
You'll find that on our homepage at WDBJ7.com.
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[Ramey]


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The Martinsville man charged in a convenience store killing and robbery last month will have to await his trial behind bars.
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A Henry County judge said today that the charges against Michael Anthony Ramey were too serious to let him out on bond.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Authorities say he shot three clerks at Taylor's Little Grocery in Axton last month before robbing the store.
One of those clerks died from a gunshot wound to the head.
Two men charged as Ramey's accomplices are each being held on two-million dollars bond.
They will appear before a judge to enter their pleas next month.
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[Jones-Verdict]


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A Michigan Jury finds the Jenny Jones show responsible for the murder of a guest.
Drew Levinson has more from Pontiac Michigan.
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((FROM THE BEGINNIING, SCOTT AMDEDURE'S FAMILY SAID JONATHAN SCHMITZ MAY HAVE KILLED THEIR SON, BUT THE JENNY JONES SHOW HELPED LOAD THE GUN WITH BULLETS OF RAGE. THE JURY AGREED. VERDICT BEING READ, "WAS THE DEFENDANT NEGLIGENT IN ONE OR MORE OF THE WAYS CLAIMED BY THE PLAINTIFF. YOUR ANSWER? YES."
THREE DAYS AFTER APPEARING ON A 1995 EPISODE ABOUT SAME SEX CRUSHES, SCHMITZ SHOT AND KILLED AMEDURE. HE TOLD POLICE HE WAS HUMILIATED. SCHMITZ'S MURDER CONVICTION WAS OVERTURNED. HE'LL BE RETRIED THIS SUMMER.
AMEDURE'S PARENTS HOPE THE 25-MILLION DOLLAR AWARD WILL SEND A MESSAGE TO ALL TALK SHOWS. , FRANK AMEDURE, VICTIM'S FATHER, "I'M JUST PROUD THAT WE CAN SHOW PEOPLE THAT THESE SHOWS ARE NOT GOING TO DO THIS NO MORE, HOPE NOT."
THROUGHOUT THE 6 WEEK TRIAL, THE AMEDURES' ATTORNEY ACCUSED THE JONES SHOW OF AMBUSHING GUESTS. GEOFFREY FIEGER, PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEY, "IF YOU WISH TO ENGAGE IN THESE TYPES OF SHOW, AT LEAST BE FORTHRIGHT. TELL THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY ARE ARE GOING TO ET INVOLVED IN.
JONES' ATTORNEYS WILL APPEAL BUT THEY SAY IF THEY FAIL, THE DECISION WILL HAVE LONG REACHING AFFECTS. JAMES FEENEY, DEFENSE ATTORNEY, "IF IT DOES STAND IT WILL ABSOLUTELY CHANGE THE WAY ALL TELEVISION IS CONDUCTED. THIS KIND OF TELEVISION REALITY BASED TALK SHOWS, GAME SHOWS, SURPRISE SITUATIONS OF ANY KIND."
LEVINSON STANDUP: THIS CASE IS BY NO MEANS OVER. AS THE JONES ATTORNEY SAID, THEY WILL APPEAL THIS ALL THE WAY TO THE SUPREME COURT. THAT MEANS THIS COULD ON FOR ANOTHER 7 YEARS. DL, CBS NEWS, PONTIAC, MI.))
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Still to come on News 7 at 11 - a battle of wills after a local millionaire's family cries foul - his will was changed just hours before his death.
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And it's one of the most memorable images from the day of terror at Columbine High School.
Today, a student who had dangled from a window after being shot is speaking to the public.
The story, straight ahead.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey everybody this is Mike Stevens back in the sports office with highlights from the official end of the Express's season.
The Lady Hokies also get a jolt in the first round of the A-10 tournament.
KP gets out of his car and on his cycle for charity.
And we'll get you set for Mother's Day a grin producing item from the green courtesy of our own Steve Mason. See you in a few minutes on the Big 7.))
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[Columbine]


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It was a scene most of us will not forget-
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A teenager hurling his body through a window during the Columbine School Shootings.
Patrick Ireland was shot in the head and foot-
Ireland says he went out the window because it was the shortest way down.
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((PATRICK IRELAND/SCHOOL SHOOTING VICTIM: I'VE SEEN THE VIDEO BUT I DON'T REALLY REMEMBER ALL OF IT. I'M STILL TRYING TO PIECE TOGETHER THE EVENTS THAT HAPPENED.))
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Ireland suffered a brain injury that affected his speech and right side of his body.
While he is getting better everyday, Ireland says he knows he may never fully recover from his wounds.
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[Harper]


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Matthew Harper was sentenced to 35 years in prison today for murdering his sister.
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Harper pled guilty to stabbing his sister, Anne- then a Hollins College student - at their Fairfax County home over Thanksgiving break.
[SUPER=04-November 1995]


He also admitted to setting the house on fire to cover up the killing.
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[Wilcox]


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When Reid Jones died in 1996, he left an estate worth at least six million dollars.
But he did not leave it to his family.
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Most of the assets of his Joco (JOE-coe) Farms in Moneta were placed in trust managed by his attorney Dianne Wilcox.
Jones' daughter is suing Wilcox, demanding that she return a million dollars to the estate.
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((I THINK HE WAS EMOTIONALLY INVOLVED WITH HER, THINKING IT WAS RECIPROCAL, WHEN IT APPEARS VERY LIKELY HER ONLY INTENT WAS TO GET CONTROL OF EVERYTHING.))
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Irvin points to a change in her father's will- -called a codicil (COD-uh-sill)- -that was executed just hours before his death.
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((I COULD UNDERSTAND ALL OF THIS, IF THAT DEATH-BED CODICIL SAID "$5 MILLION TO DIANNE WILCOX." BUT IT DOESN'T.))
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Wilcox says she fully intends to retain control of the Trust and the Foundation, carrying out what she says were Reid Jones' wishes, making gifts to charitable organizations such as 4-H and the Rescue Mission.
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[Trigon]


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Trigon is making a business decision that affects over one hundred jobs.
The insurance company is cutting out it's business with Medicare -which will elminate 145 jobs.
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Trigon Vice President John Berry says the decision will have no impact on people on Medicare.
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((JOHN BERRY/TRIGON: THIS SHOULD BE SEEMLESS AND INVISIBLE TO ANYBODY ON MEDICARE, WE PROCESS CLAIMS, A NEW CONTRACTOR WILL PROCESS CLAIMS, IT SHOULD LOOK ABSOLUTELY THE SAME.))
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Berry says Trigon will try to help all laid off workers find new positions.

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When News 7 at 11 returns - they're used to building homes and offices...
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But some construction associations in central Virginia are setting their sites on a much more important project.
We'll tell you how they plan to build a smile.
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[Build-A-Smile]


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They've built everything from homes to office buildings.. now three central Virginia construction associations want to build a smile on a little girl's face.
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[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Three-year old Courtney Maberry suffers from a rare birth disorder known as Moebius (MO-bee-us) Syndrome..
Her facial nerves are not fully developed, so she can't blink, frown or smile.
Now some local contractors hope to raise the money to pay for Courtney's reconstructive surgery.
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((ED CRAIGHILL/GCA PRESIDENT: IT'S A MUCH BIGGER THING PROBABLY THAN ANYBODY HERE HAS EVER BEEN INVOLVED IN TO CONSTRUCT.. CERTAINLY WE DO HAVE TO PASS IT ON DOWN TO THE MAGICAL HANDS OF THE DOCTOR IN NORFOLK, BUT IN A WAY, THE ANALOGY IS `CONSTRUCT A SMILE'.))
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"Project Build A Smile" hopes to raise 75- thousand dollars in the next six weeks.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=136-9 2 3/7 9 9 6/6 11 20 25 26/12 21 30 35 49/15]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
9-2-3

(nine, two, three)


Pick 4:
7-9-9-6

(seven, nine, nine, six)


Cash 5:
6-11-20-25-26

(six, eleven, twenty, twenty-five, twenty-six)


The Big Game:
12-21-30-35-49. Big Money Ball: 15

(twelve, twenty-one, thirty, thirty-five, forty-nine. Big Money

Ball: fifteen)
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[SUPER=333-Cloudy With/Showers/50-52/Becoming/Partly Sunny/68-70]
[SUPER=334-Cloudy With/Showers/48-50/Variable/Cloudiness/68-70]

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Fred McGriff continued his torrid pace last night by hitting his 11th homer of the season. It's significant because by hitting the dinger in Jacob's field he has now homered in 34 different major league ball parks, and that is an all-time record.
He still needs to homer at Texas and Baltimore to have them all.
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((BYE BYE))


[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Roanoke Express' historical season finally came to an abrupt halt last night in Richmond as the Renegades completed a clean sweep of the Northern Conference finals with a 4-to-2 win the series 4 games to none.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Express vs. Renegades; ;00]


The Fat Lady wasn't singing, but the fat Daddy was dancing in the freezer once again last night.
And he had plenty to shake about as the Gades sucked Daniel Berthiaume out of the net early in the first, and Andrew Shier beat him with the quick shot to make it 1-to-nothing.
But Roanoke finally got to Maxine Gingras. Mike Peron fires the shot from the left side and beats the rookie phenom for the first time in three games. It's one-all.
But the Express did a poor job of clearing the puck, and Joe Blaznek will eventually tips in the mess in front of the crease. It's 2-to-one after one.
Richmond got the eventual game winner in the second on another junk goal. The
[SUPER=38-Roanoke/2/Richmond/4/Richmond Wins 4-0;]

puck ricochets off the left wall and right to Sal Manganaro who hammers it home.
The Bandit didn't have a prayer on that one.
Roanoke loses 4-to-2 tonight and loses the series 4 games to none.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=dal]
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The Tech women will have to come out of the loser's bracket if they are to win this weekend's A-10 softball championship in Salem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Va. Tech vs St. Joseph's;]


Yesterday afternoon in the opening round, Tech was upset by third seeded St. Joseph's. The Hokies get out of trouble in the top of the second as Pitcher Clarisa Crowell and Laura Flowers team up for the double play.
But in the top of the fourth, Candice Clark steps up to the plate and hammers this solo homer over the rightfield wall and that was all the Hawkes would need.
[super=34-Va. Tech/0/St. Joseph's/1;]


Tech had the opportunities. Three times the Hokies had bases loaded but couldn't drive home the runners. and St. Joseph's gets the one to nothing upset.
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[anchor=mike]
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Tech play Dayton at two today.
The Flyers lost to U-MASS six to one in the first game yesterday afternoon.
Massachusetts' picher Danielle Henderson set an A-10 record with 17 strikeouts.

[S-Chip]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Chip Sullivan failed to make the cut at the Compaq Classic PGA tour event in New Orleans. He shot a four over round today to go with Thursday's two over par round. His 150 total wasn't nearly good to make the cut which is at one under par.
David Duval also missed the cut by a shot. ((BYE BYE))

[S-Petty]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-33]
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The Winston Cup stars are off this weekend for Mother's Day, but Kyle Petty is working extra hard in the name of charity.
Kyle is riding a Harley across country to raise money for children's hospitals and the Winston Cup racing wives auxiliary.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00]


Kyle promoted the event this year by changing the paint scheme on his Pontiac for last week's race in California.


This is the fifth consecutvie year for the event - that started out just to be a one year thing.
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This year's 7 day, 2863 mile event will conclude at Kyle's farm in Trinity, North Carolina this Sunday with a concert by Willie Nelson.


[S-Truck]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Craftsman truck series is in Memphis this weekend, and during yesterday's qualifying points leader Stacy Compton grabbed the 12th starting spot for today's race.
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Jimmy Hensley qualified 16th in his Petty Dodge. The race is takingplace at the Memhis Motorsports Park.


[Sports Tease]


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Still to come tonight, we'll shift our attention to Mother's day
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[VO-NAT]


and have a couple of strories that will hopefully remind you not forget about dear old Mom this Sunday.
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[S-Scott]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
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[GRAPHIC=Scott Robertson]


Asheboro, North Carolina's Dustin Bray shot the low round of the first day of the Scott Robertson Memorial junior golf event today.
Tonight, Steve Mason introduces us to the true heroes of this Mother's Day weekend - the player's Moms.
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((AHHH, the landscape offers ideas on what to give mom this Sunday. After all, this is just one of many tournaments she waits patiently through. She can't even cheer like moms do, only a gesture or two. Not even a recent foot operation could keep Texas mom Viki Melton from watching daughter Nicole. ((:))
on scenic golf courses, Moms stand near pins and needles, right along side their son or daughter, feeling every emotion, after a good or bad shot. And part of the trap these parents and their kids fall into when it comes to this game, is time apart trying to better themselves. ((:))
But for Ohio mom Robin Smith, watching Miranda sink a putt on mothers day weekend is makes up for the missed time. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
Fittingly, the boys and girls champions will be crowned on Mothers day. In Ronaoke, Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))

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