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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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[WRITER=jja]
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Coming up on News 7-
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A mentally ill man was supposed to die by lethal injection tonight- Instead he gets a reprieve.
Money raised by a local class makes it all the way to the Sudan.
We'll meet local families taking in Kosovar refugees.
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[Talent=Jean]


and the latest Star War ticket mania- News 7 is next.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[SOT 00:02:30]
[IN Q=And I review]

((GOVERNOR JIM GILMORE: AND I REVIEW EACH ONE PERSONALLY AND THEN TRY TO MAKE THE BEST DECISION THAT I CAN, AND IN THIS ONE I THOUGHT A LIFE SENTENCE WITHOUT PAROLE WAS THE APPROPRIATE RESULT.))
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[OUT Q=the appropriate result.]
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[VO-NAT]


Governor Jim Gilmore delivers a reprieve to a mentally ill inmate who WAS scheduled to die by lethal injection tonight.
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[Gilmore-Swann]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-9 1:47:09]
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Calvin Swann's execution had been set for nine tonight until Governor Gilmore intervened just a few hours before.


Gilmore told News7 it was Swann's long history of mental problems that convinced him to commute his death sentence.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[IN Q=In his short]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :08]
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( In his short time as governor, Jim Gilmore has allowed 21 other men to make the long walk to the death chamber in Jarratt.. but in the case of 44- year- old Calvin Swann, Gilmore felt that was too high a price for Swann to pay for his crimes.
[SOT 00:03:01]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I HAVE SAID REPEATEDLY THAT I REVIEW EVERY CASE ON ITS OWN MERITS AND IN THIS CASE I BELIEVE, AFTER A COMPLETE REVIEW OF ALL THE FACTS AND ALL THE INFORMATION IN THIS INCIDENT, THAT LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE WAS THE APPROPRIATE SENTENCE.))
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[OUT Q=appropriate sentence.]


In Swann's case, those facts didn't come to light until AFTER his trial for killing and robbing a Danville man in 1992.
A team of New York attorneys dug up stacks of material that showed Swann had been diagnosed as a schizoprenic 41 times by state doctors.. as a psychotic 31 times, and 16 times was committed to a psychiatric hospital.
That record was enough to sway a governor who has built a reputation for being tough on crime and criminals.
[SOT 00:03:34]

((GILMORE: I DON'T INTEND TO SET A PRECEDENT. I INTEND TO SAY THAT EVERY CASE IS INDIVIDUAL AND EVERY CASE IS PERSONALLY REVIEWED BY ME AND STUDIED CAREFULLY BY OUR PEOPLE AND WE TAKE THEM VERY SERIOUSLY. EACH AND EVERY CASE THAT WE'VE DONE SO FAR HAS GOTTEN THE SAME ATTENTION, IN THIS INSTANCE I THOUGHT THAT SOME ACTION BY MY OFFICE WAS APPROPRIATE.))
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[OUT Q=was appropriate.]

[Standup] ((The man who sent Calvin Swann to death row, Danville prosecutor Bill Fuller, was reportedly "astounded" when he saw those same medical records last week. Fuller says he probably would not have fought for the death penalty for Swann, if life without parole was an option at that time.. today it was. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.] ))



[Family-Reax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-18 13:51]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Calvin Swann's younger brother, Clyde, had been urging the governor to stop the execution for some time.
Tonight, he says, his prayers were answered.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Clyde Swann received the news that Governor Gilmore commuted his brother's death sentence at his home in Danville earlier tonight.
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[SOT 59:27-59:36]
[IN Q=I'm extremely grateful]

((CLYDE SWANN: I'M EXTREMELY GRATEFUL FOR HIM GRANTING MY BROTHER LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE, INSTEAD OF DEATH.))
[SUPER=07-Clyde Swann]
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[OUT Q=instead of death.]
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[vo-nat]
He met with his brother in Jarratt earlier today. He says Calvin Swann was confused about the execution.
[SOT 1:01:03]
[IN Q=I said, "Do you know]

((CLYDE SWANN: I SAID, "DO YOU KNOW WHAT DAY THIS IS?" AND HE SAID, "YEAH, THIS IS MAY 12, MY EXECUTION DAY." BUT HE STILL TALKED ABOUT HIS CANTEEN AND HIS WALKMAN. SO, I REALLY DON'T THINK HE WAS COMPREHENDING WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO TAKE PLACE TONIGHT.)) 1:01:18
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[OUT Q=to take place tonight.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Clyde Swann says he's grateful to the community for their prayers and support.

[Rubin]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-B]
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His name appears on the dollar bill-
He's touted with helping to steer the economic boom-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC]


Now Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin is heading back to private life-
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[SOT 16:41:09]
[IN Q=It is very hard]

((ROBERT RUBIN/TREASURY SECRETARY: IT IS VERY HARD FOR ME TO LEAVE CAUSE I AM COMMITTED, VERY DEEPLY COMMITTED.)) [BUTT TO 16:40:49] ((CLINTON: HE BUILT A SPIRIT AND A BELIEF THAT WE COULD ACTUALLY MAKE THIS ECONOMY WHAT IT OUGHT TO BE. THAT WILL BE HIS ENDURING ACHIEVEMENT. AS LONG AS HE WAS SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY NOTHING BAD COULD HAPPEN.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Rubin/Treasury Secretary; quick!]
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[OUT Q=bad could happen.]
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[VO-NAT]


President Clinton plans to nominate Rubin's deputy- Lawrence Summers to succeed him.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey [WX1] [11:00pm] [05/12/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [EFFECT TO] [WXPRO/KEY]WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Arcadia-Academy]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#99-10 1:40:32]
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A Botetourt County school for troubled boys has turned itself around after a prolonged Education Department investigation.
The Wilderness Leadership Academy now calls itself the Arcadia Leadership Academy ---
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


and students volunteer to build houses for the homeless.
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[SOT 10:36:36]
[IN Q=I just like]

((I JUST LIKE HELPING OUT. I'M NOT SURE ALL ABOUT IT. I JUST LIKE HELPING OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Drakeford/Student; QUICK!!]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=helping out]
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[VO-NAT]


Bill Hovanec quit public school two years ago but will graduate from the Academy in August.
Dusty Manning wants to be a computer programmer.
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[SOT 10:26:21]
[IN Q=They're the greatest]

((THEY'RE THE GREATEST HELP IN THE WORLD. THEY'RE YOUNG AND STRONG AND THAT'S WHAT WE NEED IS MUSCLE.))
[SUPER=01-Tony Clifford/Volunteer;]
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[OUT Q=is muscle]
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[SOT]
((nat sot from construction site))
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[VO-NAT]


This summer, students will also start building trails and shelters as part of other new programs at the Arcadia Leadership Academy.
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[Serbia-China]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


More than six and half billion dollars for air strikes in Yugoslavia- it's a plan worked out by Congress today- nearly double wthat the President Asked for.
Lawmakers added billions for a troop pay raise and equipment.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beijing, China;]


Today in Beijing the U-S ambassador who's been trapped inside the embassy- walked out.
Protestors against the NATO bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade had forced James Sasser to stay inside.
Despite the hardship, Ambassador Sasser is focusing on repairing a badly damaged U-S China Relationship.
And a sad homecoming in China- the cremated remains of the dead and wounded from Belgrade arrived home.
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[Refugees]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=99-22 18:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Fifty Kosovar refugees are coming to the Roanoke area. WDBJ Intern Samantha Silver met with two local families who have offered to take in the Kosovars, just a few years after they arrived on American soil themselves.
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((IT WAS JUST THREE YEARS AGO THAT THEY ARRIVED IN AMERICA WITH ONE BAG AND 200 DOLLARS. NOW AMRUS (AM-RUUSH) DEMAKU, A KOSOVAR, AND HIS WIFE MERIMA WANT TO HELP ANOTHER FAMILY.
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((AMRUS DEMAKU: THIS IS THE ONE THING I THINK WE CAN DO. I'M SORRY BECAUSE I CAN'T HELP MORE MY PEOPLE YOU KNOW? THIS IS ONE WAY I CAN HELP.))
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[OUT Q=CAN HELP.]

LOCAL VOLUNTEER AGENCIES LOOK FOR PEOPLE LIKE THE DEMAKU'S WHO ARE WILLING TO TAKE IN FAMILIES AND HELP THEM ADJUST TO LIFE IN AMERICA.
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[IN Q=I WILL]

((MERIMA DEMAKU: I WILL EXPLAIN HOW IT WAS FOR US WHEN WE CAME OVER HERE AND HOW WE'RE LIVING NOW.))
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[OUT Q=IN ANY WAY.]

BRED (BREAD) AND DINA (DEE-NA) SEHOVIC AND THEIR SON ADEN FLED THE WAR IN BOSNIA AND MADE THEIR WAY TO FREEDOM IN THE UNITED STATES. NOW THEY WANT TO HELP THE REFUGEES.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=MY WIFE]

((BRED SEHOVIC: MY WIFE SHE HAS FAMILY IN THE KOSOVO AND WE DECIDED WE FEEL SORRY FOR THESE PEOPLE WHO IS COMING FROM KOSOVO BECAUSE THE SAME, SAME THINGS THAT'S HAPPENING TO THEM THAT HAPPENED TO US IN BOSNIA A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO.))
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[OUT Q=YEARS AGO.]

BOTH THE SEHOVIC'S AND THE DEMAKU'S SAY THEY WILL TAKE IN A FAMILY NO MATTER THE SIZE SO THAT IT WON'T BE BROKEN UP.
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[IN Q=I THINK]

((DINA SEHOVIC: I THINK IN THIS SITUATION IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW BIG SPACE AS LONG AS YOU GIVE THEM GOOD WELCOME.))
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[OUT Q=GOOD WELCOME.]
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[STANDUP] MORE VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO OPEN UP THEIR HOMES TO THE REFUGEES. WHILE IT IS NOT DEFINITE WHEN THEY WILL ARRIVE IN OUR AREA, THE REFUGEE AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES DIRECTOR SAYS SHE THINKS IT WILL PROBABLY BE SOMETIME NEXT WEEK OR THE WEEK AFTER. SAMANTHA SILVER, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.))


















[Kosovo-Relief]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-15 23:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Meanwhile, help is on the way for those left behind in refugee camps in Albania.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Forest]


Officials with the World Help organization in Forest today loaded up their third tractor trailer load of emergency supplies for the Kosovo refugees.
The food, clothing, medicine and hospital supplies should arrive in Albania within a few weeks.
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[Sudan]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=99-16 16:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Slavery has been a distant memory in the United States, ending nearly 140 years ago.
But a local third grade class recently discovered it still exists in the world... So they decided to do something about it.
Steve Mason tracks this inspirational story from Troutville to Africa's largest country.
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[SUPER=01-Juma/Former African Slave; :14]
[SUPER=01-Paul/Sudanese Medical Assistant; :50]
[SUPER=03-Troutville; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Judy Deel/Troutville Elementary Teacher; 1:28(QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Davis/Troutville Elementary 3rd Grader; 1:37]
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((Juma is one of the lucky children. He escaped Muslim slavery. But even in freedom, the horrible memories inbedded in his mind by his captors have imprisoned this child's innocence forever. ((:)) A civil war between Muslims and Christians has been raging in the Sudan for decades. slavery began about four years ago. Christian Villiages are raided by Muslims who take Sundanese Christian boys and girls from their families. Boys are used as workers, girls as prostitutes. While enslaved Christians are killed or tortured. ((:))
Judy Deel's third graders at Troutville Elementary studied slavery in early April, and when the students learned that there was still slaves today in Sudan they decided to help. They raised 210 dollars to free some slaves. Dave Fuller led a relief team into Sudan and delivered the money.))
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7, movie fans line up across the country as advance tickets go on sale today for the latest Star Wars film.
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[VO-NAT]


And porn publisher Larry Flynt is off the hot seat for now - he settles out of court after a teen- ager allegedly gets his hands on a sexually explicit video in Flynt's store.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Preview]
[GRAPHIC=None]
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Hello sports...]
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[OUT Q=...in sports."]

((Hello sports fans here's what's happening tonight. Salem wins the Valley Lacrosse championship The Detroit Pistons remain alive in the N-B-A playoffs Rick Mast will have a new sponsor for at least 3 races and New River Valley Champ Phillip Morris will try his luck with the Busch Series beginning tomorrow afternoon in Richmond.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Russia]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-D]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Yet another shakeup in the Russian Government-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Moscow]


President Boris Yeltsin has fired his Prime Minister (Yav-genny Primakoff) Yevgenny Primakov- and the rest of his government-
The reason he says- they had done too little to fix Russia's ailing economy.
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[SOT14:45:59]
[IN Q=We don't]

((JAMES RUBIN/STATE DEPT. SPOKESMAN: WE DON'T THINK IT IS USEFUL TO SPECULATE FROM THE PODIUM ONT HER ESONS WHY PRESIDENT YELTSIN REMOVED PRIME MINISTER PRIMAKOV. THA'TS AN INTERNAL DECISION.))
[SUPER=01-James Rubin/State Dept. Spokesman]
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[OUT Q=INTERNAL DECISION.]
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[VO-NAT]


The move is widely seen though as a challenge to Yeltsin's communist opponents in the Russian Parliament.
They are set to begin impeachment hearings against Yeltsin tomorrow.
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[Flynt]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-A]
[GRAPHIC=None]


No trial- Instead a plea agreement for Hustler Magazine publisher Larry Flint.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH;]


The case against Flynt and his brother Jimmy was based on the alleged sale of a sexually explicit video to a 14 year old boy.
Under the agreement the Flynts are allowed to sell their magazines but not sexually explicit videos.
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[SOT 14:55:35]

((LARRY FLYNT/PUBLISHER: IT'S NOT REALLY A PLEA BARGAIN. HAD THE PROSECUTORS TOLD ME HUSTLER MAGAZINE HAD TO GO WE'D BE UPSTAIRS PICKING A JURY.)) [BUTT TO 14:56:00 ] ((WE WILL STAND TALL TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN OUT VALUES AND OUR MORES.))
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[OUT Q=and our mores.]
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[VO-NAT]


Flynt's company will pay a ten thousand dollar fine.
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[Tornado-Relief]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-5 2:02:44]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some Danville-area residents are sending relief to Oklahoma tornado victims.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Members of the River-oak Church of God are loading up two trailers full of supplies to drive to Oklahoma early next week.
Thirty area churches and several local businesses have pitched in with water and other supplies.
They still need tools, diapers, cleaning supplies and paper products, among other items.
If you'd like to help out, you can make donations to River-oak Church of God by next Monday.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Straight ahead on the newscast - it's the day they've been waiting for.
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[VO-NAT]


Star Wars fans across the country had a chance to buy tickets to one of the most highly-anticipated films of all time.
But Roanoke fans won't get an early shot at tickets this week.
The story, when we return.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=137-3 9 7/6 3 2 9/6 10 14 16 33/14 18 22 24 27 29/9 3 2 4 0 8]
NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
3-9-7

(three, nine, seven)


Pick 4:
6-3-2-9

(six, three, two, nine)


Cash 5:
6-10-14-16-33

(six, ten, fourteen, sixteen, thirty-three)


Lotto:
14-18-22-24-27-29

(fourteen, eighteen, twenty-two, twenty-four, twenty-seven,

twenty-nine)
Kicker:
9-3-2-4-0-8

(nine, three, two, four, zero, eight)



[Advance-Tickets]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=vvo]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Star Wars]


"Star Wars" fever picked up the pace across the nation today.
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[VO-NAT]

[16:50:24]
Thousands of "Force" fans were waiting in line to snatch up advance tickets for "Episode One: The Phantom Menace".

From New York to L-A, and Oklahoma City to Orlando, Florida, people waited for hours to get the tickets that went on sale today.
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[Star-Wars]


[ANCHOR=Jean ]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-8 2:01:54]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


There was NO shortage of Star Wars fans at the New River Valley Mall in Christiansburg today.
And, as you might imagine, they were arriving early to get a place in line.
The movie itself won't be shown until a week from today.
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[SOT 15:19:36]
[IN Q=I'm sure]

((JAMES WRIGHT/STAR WARS FAN:I'M SURE IT WILL BE REALLY GOOD, I DON'T KNOW IF IT WILL EVER BE LIKE THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, THAT'S MY FAVORITE, BUT I CERTAINLY HOPE SO, I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT.))
[SUPER=01-James Wright/Star Wars Fan; :00]
[RUNS=10 approx.]
[OUT Q=to see it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Those connected with the film had considered banning advance tickets sales to discourage scalpers...
But last month they reconsidered their decision.
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[Carmike-Info]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-17 20:13]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


The potential for scalpers is keeping one company from selling the advance tickets so soon - and that's affecting Roanoke fans.
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[VO-NAT]

[LAYER TICKET PRE-PRO]
Carmike Cinema theaters will play the Star Wars premiere at midnight next Wednesday.
But tickets for that show won't go on sale until noon on Tuesday.
After that, you can buy advance tickets...
But you have to use them on the day that you buy them.
Each person will be allowed to buy as many as 10.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#Extra Point]
[GRAPHIC=Sports Logo]


Rick Mast has a sponsor for at least three races and the Giants and Mets win Major League Baseball games this afternoon.
But in our Extra Point tonight Washington Capitals owner Abe Pollin has agreed to sell the team to Ted Leonsis, the founder of America Online.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=76-NHL; :]


The 75 year old Pollin will also sell minority interest in his N-B-A team the Washington Wizards.
He is also givng up part of his interest in the M-C-I center, The building in downtown D.C. he built with 200 million dollars of his own money.
Now, Here are tonights scores.
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[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-41 (55:35)]
[GRAPHIC=NBA PLAYOFFS]


Grant Hill and Christian Laettner led the Pistons in the fourth quarter and Detroit remains alive in the N-B-A playoffs with a 79 to 63 win over Atlanta.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Auburn Hill, MI/TBS SPORTS; :]


The Pistons trailed in the series 2 games to none.
Atlanta's Mookie Blaylock pulls up and hits the three pointer but the Hawks trailed 46 to 31 in the third.
Hill would keep the Pistons on top when he slashes to the basket for two of his 12 points in the game.
[SUPER=32-Detroit/79/Atlanta/63/;Hawks Lead 2-1]


Laettner had a big fourth quarter here hitting the jumper for two of his 15 and the Pistons win it 79 to 63.
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[S-Braves]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-26 (1:55:48)]
[GRAPHIC=BRAVES/GIANTS]


The San Francisco Giants scored big in their half of the first and coasted to a 5 to 1 win over the Atlanta Braves.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/FOX SPORTS; :]


The Giants and Braves would hook up in the Bay area.
In the bottom of the first Armando Rios hits a grounder up the middle scoring a run from second to make it 1 to nothing Giants.
Still in the first, J.T. Snow hits a bloop single over second base another runner scores and the Giants led 2 to nothing.
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The Giants added another run in the inning when Brent Mayne hits the R-B-I single to right field Frisco wins it 5 to 1.
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In Oakland, they were the Bash Brothers and today Jose Canesco and Mark McGwire each homered.
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The Twins were hosting the Devil Rays in Minneapolis.
And Canesco tried his best to rally the Rays with his 12-th homer of the season. He leads the American League in homers but the Twins win it 9 to 4.
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In St. Louis, Curt Schilling won his sixth game of the season as the Phillies beat the Cardinals.
But Mark McGwire would hit his 8-th homer of the season off Schilling in the fourth but the Phillies beat the Cardinals 8 to 4.
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Over in Salem, Vinton and Salem played for the Valley Lacrosse championship.
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The two teams huddle before the game.
John Waterman passes to Josh Langford who goes stick side for the goal and a 5 to 1 Salem lead.
The defense would also get in the act as long stick Travis Hale takes it down the field and scores to add to the Salem lead.
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Then Austin Humpries takes the pass and fake high and shoot low Salem led 8 to 1 and Salem wins it 14 to 6.
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And coming up, Rick Mast gets a sponsor for at least three races.
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And New River Valley Champ Phillip Morris will begin a 10 race Busch schedule in Richmond tomorrow.
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The Winston Cup stars return to Richmond on Friday for this Saturday night's Pontiac Excitement 400.
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But for most of this week, the Ford guys have been practicing in Charlotte. Mike Stevens has more from Carolina.
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((nat sound)) ((Rookie Elliott Sadler and the Wood Brothers left Charlotte with the fastest test time as they turned a lap at 181 point 769 mile an hour lap.
Fellow Virginian Rick Mast wasn't quite as quick, but he left the Queen City with something better than speed - fast cash!
The Yarborough-Burdette Motorsports team for which Rick is driving this season picked up sponsorship from a Houston based industrial pipe manufacturing company for both upcoming races at Charlotte and this week's event in Richmond. ((RICK MAST/GETS THREE RACE SPONSOR:))
Hobas Pipe inc. will have to kick in over $1 million to fund these three events, but Mast knows it will take even bigber bucks from a bigger name to carry this team through the summer. ((RICK MAST:))
Speaking of funding, the big money Ford teams and drivers aren't the only ones showing off in Charlotte.
The speedway is putting the finishing touches on a brand new 16 acre camping resort located on Speedway Boulevard directly across from the track.
Among other things, the campground has two stocked lakes for fishing and 246 camp sites equipped with water, sewer, electricity and cable TV hookup.)) ((ANN ROBINSON/CAMP RESORT SALES:)) **************** ((THAT'S IT FOR SPORTS. HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYBODY.))



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The activites at Richmond begin today as the Busch Grand National teams arrive in the state for an afternoon of practice and first round qualifying.
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Among those who will trying to make the 43 car field for Friday night's Hardee's 250 is former New River valley track champion Phillip Morris.
Morris is running a 10 race limited Busch schedule this year for the Blue Ridge Motorsports team based out of Waynesboro.
And he likes his chances of making the field.
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((RICK MAST TALKS ABOUT HIS NEW SPONSOR. MORE LATER ON MORNIN'.))