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[Talent=Keith]

Attorneys for a condemned killer ask the Governor for clemency in the case of Calvin Swann, citing the wishes
of the prosecutor who him on death row.
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And a retail landmark heads south- -leaving a line of disappointed employees and shoppers.
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[Sports-head]


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In sports, two bigtime players agree to contract extensions for the Roanoke Express, The Charlotte Hornets decide on a coach,
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and Rick Mast is no longer running around in circles without a sponsor..at least for now, details in sports.

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Temperatures above normal, rainfall below normal. That's the theme so far in May. Weather details ahead. [open]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[SOT 14:18:24 ]
[IN Q=I think]

((VAL MARSH/ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL: I THINK THAT CALVIN SWANN PUTS A HUMAN FACE ON WHAT IT IS THAT GOVERNOR GILMORE HAS PROMISED TO FIX.))
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[OUT Q=to fix.]
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Virginia prepares to execute a Danville killer -- who state doctors say is severely mentally ill.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[graphic=hold]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Calvin-Swann]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#99-21 9:44]
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It's a tough one for Governor Jim Gilmore-- who's pledged to fix Virginia's mental health system.
44- year old Danville killer Calvin Eugene Swann is scheduled for execution tomorrow night.
Today his attorneys made their case to the Governor's lawyers.
[Double Boxes=Keith/Ellen -Richmond Bureau]


Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom with the latest.
[Live= Full/Ellen]
[SUPER=@Ellen1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Keith, Calvin Swann's attorneys don't deny that he burst into 62- year old Conrad Richter's home in Danville, shot him in the chest, went through his pockets, and took 60-dollars.
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[IN Q=But his]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Howley/Swann's Attorney; :06 ]
[SUPER=01-Dean Garfield/Swann's Attorney; :29 ]
[SUPER=01-Val Marsh/Alliance for the Mentally Ill; :45 ]
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[OUT Q=never happened.]

(( But his attorneys say life in prison is all they're asking.
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((JOHN HOWLEY/SWANN'S ATTORNEY: FOR 25 YEARS, LONG BEFORE CALVIN SWANN FACED THE DEATH PENALTY, HE HAD BEEN DIAGNOSED BY VIRGINIA'S STATE PSYCHIATRISTS AS BEING SEVERELY MENTALLY ILL. THIS IS NOT JUST SOMETHING THAT HE'S JUST DREAMED UP.))
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Swann's attorneys have produced records showing Swann was diagnosed as shizophrenic at least 41 times and as psychotic at least 31 times by state doctors.
[sot 14:16:33 ]

((DEAN GARFIELD/SWANN'S ATTORNEY: MOST OF THE TIME, HE'S SPEAKING IN NUMBERS. SOMEONE TALKED ABOUT IT AND DESCRIBED IT IN VERY POIGNANT TERMS. IT'S REALLY A SALAD OF WORDS. HE'LL SAY WORDS AND HE'LL SAY NUMBERS. BUT NONE OF IT COMES TOGETHER TO MAKE ANY SENSE.))
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[sot 14:20:51 ]

((VAL MARSH/ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL: OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN, CALVIN WOULD GO INTO A HOSPITAL, BE STABILIZED ON MEDICATION, AND THEN HE'D BE SPIT OUT INTO THE COMMUNITY. AND EVERYTIME THEY DISCHARGED HIM, AND THEY SAID HE NEEDS A STRUCTURED ENVIRONMENT, AND HE NEEDS TO STAY ON MEDICATION. AND THAT NEVER HAPPENED.))
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A spokesman for the Attorney General says some state doctors believe Swann is faking some signs of mental illness.
The other compelling issue in this case is that Danville Commonwealth's Attorney Bill Fuller has publicly said he probably would have asked for life in prison without parole IF that had been an option in 1993.
[Double Boxes=Keith/Microwave]


Q&A KEITH: When's the last time a Governor granted clemency?
ELLEN: Gilmore's presided over 21 executions now without intervening. The last time clemency was granted was in 1997, to William Ira Saunders. George Allen commuted his sentence, AT THE REQUEST of Danville Judge James Ingram and Prosecutor Bill Fuller.

[CVTC]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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State health officials have scrapped a plan to relocate five criminally insane patients to the Central Virginia Training Center near Lynchburg.
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The five men all had committed violent felonies but were found not guilty by reason of insanity.
The state wanted to renovate Building 14 at C-V-T-C and make it secure to house the men.
But the plan prompted an uproar from families of the training center's 700 other patients, who feared for their relatives' safety.
Health officials say space is now available to keep the men at Central State Hospital in Petersburg.
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[Rowe-Furniture]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-18 11:51]
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Rowe Furniture won't have to worry about extra space once its new home in the Elliston-Lafayette Industrial Park is complete.
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[SUPER=03-Elliston; ]


Dozens were on hand this morning to celebrate the company's decision to build a 15- million dollar facility at the site.
Company officials say the current facility in Salem has been expanded 22- times and is simply too small to accommodate future growth.
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[SOT]
[IN Q= We're producting ]

((STEVE SHELOR/SR. VP OF OPERATIONS: WE'RE PRODUCING IN OUR CURRENT FACILITY WHAT WE PRODUCED AS A WHOLE COMPANY SIX YEARS AGO, SO OUR GROWTH HAS JUST BEEN OUTSTANDING AND ITS TIME TO MOVE TO A FACILITY THAT WILL ALLOW US TO GROW EVEN MORE.))
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[OUT Q=even more.]
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About 600- employees will be transferring from the Salem plant to the new site-- which will include a cafeteria and child care center.
The expansion is also expected to create about 170- new jobs over the next three years.
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[Harris-Teeter]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#99-9 1:41:35]
[GRAPHIC=Store Swap]


The doors at Harris Teeters across Western Virginia are locked tonight...
As the stores begins a grocery metamorphosis that -- in the end -- will produce nine new Krogers.
[Double Boxes=Keith/Scott--Microwave]


Scott Goldberg is at one of those stores in Roanoke tonight .. where the Harris Teeter sign came down this morning.
[Live= Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Scott1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


Keith ... subtract one from the number of choices you have when you go shopping for groceries.
This Harris Teeter and 10 others checked out of Western Virginia today.
All but one in Lynchburg and one in Martinsville will reopen as Krogers.
Some employees and customers will adapt.
Some are having a hard time letting go.
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[IN Q=a popular name]
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[SUPER=01-Laura Thomas/Harris Teeter Customer;27]
[SUPER=01-Elaine Gray/Harris Teeter Customer;36]
[SUPER=01-Michael Preston/Harris Teeter Employee;51]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Hill/Harris Teeter Employee;55]
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[OUT Q=i'll miss you all]


((A popular name in groceries died today and you could see the grief everwhere...
On the building stripped of its neon sign...
On the door with a one-word eulogy...
On the faces of distraught customers.
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[SOT 1:58:03]
[IN Q=i feel betrayed]

((HOLLY CLYBURN: I FEEL BETRAYED.))
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[OUT Q=BETRAYED]


Holly was one of the people who saved money shopping with the Harris Teeter VIC card.
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[SOT1:57:58]
[IN Q=do you still]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: DO YOU STILL FEEL LIKE A VERY IMPORTANT CUSTOMER? HOLLY: NOT AT ALL.))
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[OUT Q=NOT AT ALL]


Some remembered the little things that made Harris Teeter special....
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[SOT 1:37:58]

[TOWERS MALL TAPE]
[IN Q=WELL]

((LAURA THOMAS: WELL, IT'S JUST LIKE THE BAGS THEY HAVE -- THEY HAVE THE HANDLES ON IT, IT DOESN'T HURT YOUR HANDS.))
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[OUT Q=YOUR HANDS]

Some admitted life will go on at other grocery stores.
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[IN Q=I JUST GO WITH]

((I JUST GO WITH WHATEVER IS ON SALE. I'M SUCH A CHEAPY, YOU KNOW?))
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[OUT Q=YOU KNOW]


As for employees ... some will work at Kroger ... some will transfer to North Carolina ... some will get out of the grocery business.
All will miss the friends they made here.
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[SOT 2:01:14]
[IN Q=it's a ]

((MICHAEL PRESTON: IT'S A REAL SAD DAY. IF I TOLD YOU I WASN'T GOING TO MISS IT, I'D BE LYING TO YOU. ))
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[OUT Q=LYING TO YOU]
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[IN Q=IF I]

((NANCY HILL: IF I KEEP TALKING I'LL PROBABLY CRY. JUST WANT TO TELL YOU ALL HI AND I'LL MISS YOU ALL.))
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Kroger wants this transition to be as easy as possible on everyone.
It hopes to reopen the old Harris Teeters in the next couple of weeks.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Microwave]


Keith.

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Still to come on News 7 at 6 - a real estate tax cut for Roanoke city residents.
Details straight ahead.
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Plus Americorps volunteers are sprucing up Smith Mountain Lake, with a new waterside hiking trail.
The story a little later.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Roanoke City Council has approved a modest cut in the real estate tax rate.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The new budget that council approved this afternoon includes a one cent reduction in the real estate tax rate.
The Roanoke Education Association had objected to the cut, fearing it would divert funding from public schools, but Mayor David Bowers says the city has increased school spending by 12 percent over the last two years.
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[SOT 02:40:53]
[IN Q=We're giving the Roanoke City School Board]

((WE'RE GIVING THE ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BOARD 600- THOUSAND DOLLARS MORE IN THIS BUDGET YEAR THAN THEY EVEN ASKED FOR, SO WE CONTINUE EVEN THOUGH WE'RE TRYING TO MAINTAIN A BALANCED BUDGET AND IN FACT CUT DOWN ON SOME THINGS, WE STILL CONTINUE TO INVEST IN OUR ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS.))
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[OUT Q=in our Roanoke city schools.]
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Today, Council also appointed a new city attorney. Bill Hackworth was an assistant city attorney in Roanoke before he left ten years ago to become the York County attorney.
He will be paid 104- thousand dollars a year.
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[Chamber]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=sgo]
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The area's largest business organization has a new leader.
The Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce announced this morning that Beth Doughty will be the group's next president.

Doughty has the credentials for the job.
She's served as executive director of the Roanoke Valley Economic Development Partnership for the last eight years.
Research Director Anne Piedmont will take charge of that organization while it looks for Doughty's permanent replacement.



[Rick-Cook]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
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Giles County's treasurer won't have his day in court, after all.
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[SUPER=03-Pearisburg/January 1995;]


Rick Cook was charged early Sunday morning with "drunk in public".
Cook says he paid the 55- dollar fine today to avoid having to appear in court.
Cook graduated from Radford University on Saturday.
He says he was out celebrating, made a mistake and wants to wants to put the incident behind him.
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[Von-Hippel]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=tfl]
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Numerous cancer therapies have worked in lab rats -- but there's a big difference between mice and men. Now a Roanoke woman is testing a new cancer drug that, so far, is shrinking her tumor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston; ]

SU 54-16 stopped cancerous tumors in mice in experiments last year. Linda Williams is testing the drugs at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Williams has been fighting a rare genetic disease called Von-Hippel Lindau since she was a child. She says she will continue to battle V-H-L and beat the odds.
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[IN Q=Being told you have]

((LINDA WILLIAMS/PATIENT: BEING TOLD YOU HAVE CANCER IS DEVASTATING AND THE FIRST TIME I WAS TOLD I JUST WANTED TO BE LEFT ALONE AND AFTER DEALING WITH MY MOTHER FOR SO MANY YEARS WITH THE SAME DISEASE. SHE LEFT ME HER STRENGTH, THE GREATEST STRENGTH OF ALL.))
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[OUT Q=strength of all.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Williams says she is very hopeful and already is improving. She no longer needs glasses because the inoperable tumor that was threatening her vision has stopped growing. Linda will be back in Roanoke and continue her treatment later this month.



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A positive ending to the day on Wall Street today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow gained 19 points to close at 11-thousand-26.
Nasdaq gained 40 points.
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[ AE/ATT/Bank of America/Bell/Columbia]
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[Dana/Dimon/Dominion Resources/First Union/First VA]
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[General Electric/Kroger/Norfolk Southern/Optical Cable/Philip Morris]
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[Roanoke Electric Steel/SunTrust/Trigon/Wachovia/Walmart]

[Americorps]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-10 1:35:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Volunteers from all over the country are at Smith Mountain Lake.
They're building the 4-H Center's FIRST hiking trail overlooking the water.
Today the end came into view.
Tina Tenret takes us to the trail.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sot]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rachel Brumberg/Volunteer; :21]
[SUPER=@Tina2; :42]
[SUPER=01-Sheri Klein/Volunteer; :57]
[SUPER=01-Barry Garst/4H Center; 1:17 QUICK!!! ]
[SUPER=01-Justin Denicros/Team Leader; 1:31]
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[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County]
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(([SOT 14:03:26]
((NAT SOT STRUGGLING WITH ROOT. WHOO!))
[RUNS= :04]


Nine Americorps volunteers are digging a shoreline trail at the Smith Mountain Lake 4-H Center.
It's almost a mile long.
After two weeks of pulling boulders and chipping rock, they've hit a milestone.
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[SOT 14:09:29]
[IN Q=JUST NOW]

((RACHEL BRUMBERG/VOLUNTEER: JUST NOW WE CONNECTED THE WHOLE THING. WE'RE SO PROUD OF OURSELVES. IT WAS A LOT OF HARD WORK, A LOT OF BACK PAIN, BUT WE GOT IT DONE.))
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[OUT Q=GOT IT DONE]


These college age students have signed up for 10 months of volunteer projects all over the country.
They've built gardens in Philadelphia and cared for Texas flood victims.
They work fifty hours a week.
Room and board's provided plus about ten dollars a day living expenses.
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[SOT 14:13:25]
[IN Q=We've also]

((SHERI KLEIN/VOLUNTEER: THIS IS A GREAT AREA. WE PRETTY MUCH ENJOY THE LAKE SITTING OUTSIDE WATCHING THE SUNSET. THAT IN ITSELF IS A GREAT EXPERIENCE.))
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[OUT Q=GREAT EXPERIENCE]
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[SOT 14:25:28]
[IN Q=I DON'T THINK]
((NAT SOT: I DON'T THINK I'M GOING TO WORK ON THIS ROCK ANYMORE.

I WANT TO WORK ON THE ROCK!))
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[OUT Q=WORK ON THE ROCK]


Thanks to them, many others will also enjoy the lake -- from the steep vantage point of this trail.
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[SOT 15:00:54]
[IN Q=You can walk]

((BARRY GARST/4H CENTER: YOU CAN WALK ON THE SHORELINE NATURE TRAIL WITHOUT SEEING HARDLY ANY BUILDINGS AND THAT'S THE BEAUTY OF IT.))
[RUNS= :04]
[OUT Q=BEAUTY OF IT]


The trail should be finished this week --
Then the group goes to Ohio to build log homes and help people earn high school degrees.
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[SOT 14:18:00]
[IN Q=I expect]

((JUSTIN DENICROS/TEAM LEADER: BY THE TIME WE GRADUATE I IMAGINE WE'LL BE CRYING ON EACH OTHER'S SHOULDERS LIKE FAMILY MEMBERS LEAVING.))
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[OUT Q=FAMILY MEMBERS LEAVING]
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((NAT SOT GIRL LAUGHS))
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So far though -- they're still smiling.
Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County.))























[Fish-Hatchery]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ssm]
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There's good news today for the area's sport fishermen, especially those who enjoy hauling in striped bass.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Brookneal]


State officials helped open the new Vic Thomas Striped Bass Hatchery in Brookneal.
The 2-point-7 million dollar facility replaces the old hatchery built in 1958.
It promises to be a regular producer of more than 20 million fish a year.. many of which help stock area lakes.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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[SUPER=@Steve1;]


Rick Mast has a new sponsor, we will hear from Winston Cup Points leader Jeff Burton and Mark martin about thujis weekend's race at Richmond,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-]


and Express fans will be able to breath a collective sigh of relive in about 2 minutes when we tell you about two key player s who are coming back next season.
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[S-Goalies]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-34]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


The Roanoke Express season might have ended with a four game sweep at the hands of the Richmond Renegades, but the organization is still working, and today, the franchise came to terms with arguably it's two most valuable players.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Goalies Daniel Berthiaume and dave Gagnon have agreed to terms on a new, one year contract to play for the Express again next season. The pair lead Roanoke to a 38 win season, and the team's first Northern Conference regualr season crown.
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[IN Q="they're]
[SUPER=01-Scott Gordon/Express Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=...small details"]
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[S-Silas]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-35]
[GRAPHIC=Hornets]


The news is also good for the Charlotte Hornets Paul Silas, who had the "interim" removed from his coaching title today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00]


Silas has accepted a four year-six million dollar deal to become the permanent head coach of the Hornets. He was introduced at a news conference this afternoon in Charlotte. The contract includes a guaranteed four-point-five million bucks over three years with an optiontional fourth year. Under Silas, the Hornets finished 22 and 13 and almost made the playoffs. He thanked Owner George Shinn for the chance.
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[IN Q="could]
[SUPER=01-Paul Silas/Charlotte Hornets New Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=...long time"]
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[S-Mast]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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[GRAPHIC=rick mast]


Rick Mast fianlly has a sponsor, although for how long has yet to be determined.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bristol, TN/April 9;]


Hobas Pipe of Houston will sponsor the number 98 Ford for three races starting this weekend in Richmond for the Pontiac Excitement 400. The deal will also include the Winston Open Qualifier, the Coca-Cola 600 and possibly the Winston All-Star race at Charlotte.
The team has struggled to find a sponsor since Wayne Burdette purchased the team from Cale Yarborough.
Mast has made all ten races and finished in the top 20 five times.
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[S-Richmond]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-43]
[GRAPHIC=Richmond]


Mast and the wrest of his Winston Cup competitors decend on Richmond International raceway Saturday night for the Pontiac Excitement 400.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Year; :00]


Last year's race had it's fair share of important cautions as Jeff Gordon crashed to bring out the yellow. But points leader Jeff Burton liies the track a lot.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/Winston Cup Points Leader; :00]
[RUNS=:31]
[OUT Q=....everytime"]
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[S-Bike]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-31 tc 1:22:32]
[GRAPHIC=saturan cup ]


The Saturn Festival Cup is just one of the cycling events coming up at the end of the month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


There's a bike rodeo, the Cardinal Road Race and the Lance Armstrong Junior Olympic Road Race.
This year the event has been given a new name.
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[IN Q=we added]
[SUPER=01-]
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[S-SML]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=SIx]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-42 tc 49:01 ]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mountain Lake 4413]


Virginia Amateur Sports and Mike Morris have revived the Smith Mountain Lake Triathlon.
The new and improved version is in its second year and runs this Saturday.
Technology had helped the race double in size to nearly 300 participants this year.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=the internet]

(())
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[OUT Q=to a lot people]
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