[1-News-Head]

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[V/O-NAT]

Taking the measured approaching to watering your plants. It could become law in a matter of weeks.
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[TALENT=Keith]


The state of the city water supply tops NEWS 7 at SIX tonight.
And some games to play in a place where basic needs are rarely meet.


[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight in sports, Dale Jarrett talks about getting red in the face over a red flag at Richmond.
A former UVa star hoopster lands a job in the WNBA.
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[VO-NAT]


And the man who was responsible for changing the Express logo and colors two years ago is coming back to be the team's new General Manager.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


May showers light up the sky today and tomorrow brings more cold rain. Details ahead.

[Water-Shortage]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#99-9 1:44:03]
[GRAPHIC=Water Shortage-Deadline Nears]


Today's rains helped ... just a little.
But it's going to take many more rainy days to end the growing water problem in Roanoke.
Tonight, the city's water department is putting together the final pieces of a plan to stop Carvins Cove from dropping to a dangerous level.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Scott/Microwave]


Scott Goldberg is at the city's main reservoir tonight with more on the shortage .. and what might be done to relieve it.
[Live=Scott Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Scott1;]
[SUPER=05-Carvins Cove;]


Keith, Carvins Cove is now almost 19 feet below full pond and ailing.
If it drops to 24-feet below, the condition becomes critical.
Next week city council will look at mandatory restrictions on water use that would kick in at that point.
Tonight, officials are renewing their plea for help from people who live in the city.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Connie Jones/Roanoke Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Jesse Purdue/Water Department Manager;]
[SUPER=01-Charlie Smith/Carilion Dir. of Maintenance;]
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[SOT ]
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((NATSOUND: WATER COMING OUT OF SINK))
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Connie Jones has a problem.
She knows there's a water shortage ....
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[SOT ]
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((NAT: WATERING FLOWERS..))
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But her plants are dying.
She watered them today, but used a measured container instead of a hose.
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[SOT 20:41:57]
[IN Q=IT'S OBVIOUS]

((IT'S OBVIOUS THE WATER'S TIGHT; THAT WAY I CAN BE EFFICIENT.))
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[OUT Q=BE EFFICIENT]


Since the city asked residents to use less water on a voluntary basis, few have made an effort like Jones.
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[SOT 20:35:42]
[IN Q=not everyone]

((JESSE PURDUE: NOT EVERYONE'S DOING THAT. WE'D HOPE THAT PEOPLE WOULD REALIZE THAT IF WE DON'T GET RAINFALL, THINGS ARE GOING TO GET WORSE.))
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[OUT Q=GET WORSE]


That's why Jesse Purdue is working on a plan he'll give to city council on Monday.
A plan to buy water from Salem and Roanoke County ... and buy some time....
Before the city bans activities like watering lawns and washing cars.
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[SOT 20:34:29]
[IN Q=i wouldn't]

((THE PURPOSE IS TO SUPPLEMENT OUR SUPPLY IN THE INTERIM UNTIL HOPEFULLY IT WILL START RAINING.))
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If it doesn't start raining in the next month and a half, expect mandatory restrictions to kick in.
For both residents and businesses.
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((WATER INTO TUB))
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Carilion's Roanoke Memorial Hospital uses thousands of gallons of water for therapy ... and said it's ready to cut back ... but not at a cost to patients.
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[SOT 20:48:39]
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((IT'S GOING TO BE AN EASY DECISION TO MAKE. QUALITY PATIENT CARE IS WHAT WE'LL PROVIDE. PLANTS WILL SUFFER UNTIL WE CAN PROVIDE ENOUGH WATER FOR THEM.))
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[First-Wx]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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Carvins Cove could certainly benefit from some of the rain in the region at this hour.
Let's get the latest from meteorologist Robin Reed. [Robin in Weather Center]
[WXPRO/FULL]RADAR GRAPHICS
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[Missing-Man]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-19 8:58]
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It's been three days but still no sign of a man missing from his home in Bedford.
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[VO-NAT]
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31- year- old Jonathan David Fink is a white man, about 6-foot-1, 160 pounds, with black hair, hazel eyes, wearing glasses.
He may be wearing a green shirt, tan pants and carrying a cooler.
Fink was last seen leaving his home Monday.
Police say he suffers from a blood sugar condition that can cause confusion, if he doesn't maintain his diet.
Anyone with information should call Bedford Police.
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[Campbell-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-11 53:23]
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Two people were killed, three others injured in a three- car crash in Campbell County this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


State police say 28- year- old Marion Denise Rose crossed the center line on Route 685 and collided head- on with another car around 8:15 A-M.
Both people in the second car... 45- year- old Kathy Ferguson Monroe and 62- year- old Avis Pollard Foster of Gladys... were killed in the crash.
Rose was flown to Roanoke where she's listed in ___ condition.
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[Young-Sentence]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=equ]
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He was an up-and-coming political star, appearing with governors and senators of both parties in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Today, former Richmond Mayor Leonidas Young is on his way to prison.
Young was sentenced to two years in prison, after pleading guilty to four federal felonies, including mail fraud, obstruction of justice, and filing a false tax return.
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[SOT 15:27:30]
[IN Q=I have suffered]

((REV. LEONIDAS YOUNG/FORMER RICHMOND MAYOR: I HAVE SUFFERED A TREMENDOUS FALL. BUT I HAVE LEARNED MORE FROM MY TREMENDOUS FALL THAN I DID FROM MY TREMENDOUS CLIMB TO HIGH HEIGHTS.))
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[OUT Q=high heights.]
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[VO-NAT]


Federal prosecutors allege Young bilked an elderly parishioner in his church out of money to support an extravagent extramarital lifestyle.
They also allege he used his position as mayor to peddle influence.
Young withdrew legal objections to those counts, but did NOT plead guilty to them.
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[Winning-Ticket]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ssi]
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It's been more than one month, but a Fincastle couple has finally claimed the prize. It's a big one.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fincastle/April]

[99-5;1:00:17] We knew the Happy Food Mart had sold one of two winning tickets for April 3rd's six million dollar lotto jackpot. But it was only yesterday that Edward and Barbara Stevens came forward to say they had the winning numbers. The Stevens' chose the cash option and will receive a little over one million dollars. They have declined to speak to the media.
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[HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
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It's strawberry season, but where are all the farms? Still ahead, we'll visit one patch where you can still pick your own.
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[VO-NAT]


And the long ball -- all the way to Africa. Steve Mason takes us to Sudan, where a gift from Virginia is especially welcome.
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[Sudan]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Soccer balls.
If there is any place on this entire earth where they are most appreciated, Sudan would certainly be on the list. It's an African country torn apart by poverty and civil war.
And that's where some local sporting goods stores come in.
Steve Mason shows us how .. from Sudan.
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[SUPER=03-Sudan/April; :00]
[SUPER=01-Arabam John/Soccer Player; :30]
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[SUPER=01-Charlie Tull/CMT Partner; 1:01]
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[OSTRICH]
((Chasing an ostrich is hardly sport, these Africans in the Southern Sudan crave football. [nat sound soccer]
In this impoverished country engulfed by a civic war, recreation fields and supplies are almost non- existent. But harsh circumstances cannot crush a child's desire to play soccer. Using rags, These children have made a ball with their bare hands. [nat sound]
CMT partner Charlie Tull, who visisted Sudan last year on a missions trip, decided to act. ((:)) In late march his sporting goods store donated enough soccer shorts to dress three teams, volley ball nets, six volley balls and, most importantly, six soccer balls. ((:))
In this part of Africa, five soccer balls must meet the needs of five thousand children. The delivery prompting a flood of emotion when these supplies were delivered. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
CMT's delivery provides temporary relief for a small area of Sudan, but the shortage is still great. Children are forced to juggle a war, survival and just being a kid in Southern Sudan. Steve Mason, News 7.))

[Pen-Pals]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-14 49:25]
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The recent school tragedy in Colorado hit especially close to home for one group of students in Montgomery County.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Riner;]


Mrs. Horton's third graders at Auburn Elementary in Riner are pen-pals with a third grade classroom in Littleton.


Last week, the entire school held a penny-drive to raise money for their friends in Colorado.
Today a check for 567- dollars was mailed out along with letters that Mrs. Horton's students wrote to their pen-pals.
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[SOT 14:01:24]
[IN Q=I said]

((AARON WENDLAND/STUDENT: I SAID I WAS REALLY SORRY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED THERE AND THAT I REALLY HOPED THAT THE MONEY HELPED. DEBBIE SNELLINGS/AUBURN ELEMENTARY TEACHER: A SCHOOL IS ABOUT MORE THAN LEARNING MATH...WE'RE A COMMUNITY AND WE WANTED TO SHARE WHAT WE HAVE HERE WITH THOSE IN LITTLETON.))
[SUPER=01-Debbie Snellings/Auburn Elementary Teacher; :05]
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[OUT Q=in littleton.]
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[VO-NAT]


Mrs. Horton's students hope the money will be used to either build a memorial at the elementary school or to plant trees there in memory of each of the students that were killed.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=chr]
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Mixed news on Wall Street for the Thursday close. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow gained 107 points.
But Nasdaq fell about 25, to finish at 25-82.
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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]

[Strawberries]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-13 52:40]
[GRAPHIC=Strawberry Season Opens]


Strawberry season has arrived in our part of Virginia.
But where have all the farmers gone?
The Farm bureau says there is only one commercial strawberry grower in the area.
It's a juicy market -- you can make money growing berries.
Tina Tenret takes us to J-D Scott's farm in Moneta.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Customers crawled]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=@Tina2; :10]
[SUPER=01-Betty Haupt/Customer; :25]
[SUPER=01-James Moon/Farmhand; :51]
[SUPER=01-J.D. Scott/Farmer; 1:18]
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[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Bedford County]


Customers crawled through the strawberry fields at seven a-m, like children on a treasure hunt.
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[SOT 10:18:48]
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((NAT SOT: LOOK DOWN IN THERE. I CAN FIND ONE.))
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[OUT Q=FIND ONE]


The Scott farm wasn't even officially open yet but the hungry -- the ones who'd been calling for weeks -- were invited a day early.
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((NAT SOT: FRANCES DO YOU HAVE YOUR BERRIES?))
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[OUT Q=DO YOU HAVE YOUR BERRIES]


You can buy more than a gallon of berries here for five bucks -- half what you'd pay in a grocery store.
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[SOT 10:14:26]
[IN Q=They're much]

((BETTY HAUPT/CUSTOMER: THEY'RE MUCH NICER, THEY'RE SWEETER AND JUST SO MUCH NICER. THERE'S NO COMPARISON TO WHAT YOU GET IN THE GROCERY STORE.))
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[OUT Q=GET IN THE GROCERY STORE]
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[SOT]
((nat sot tractor))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=WITH THE]

((J.D. SCOTT/FARMER: WITH THE STRAWBERRIES -- I CAN SET MY OWN PRICE.))
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[OUT Q=MY OWN PRICE]


J-D Scott says with fifteen acres he can make about thirty thousand dollars.
Local soil is ripe for berries.
But it's tough to find help for this back-breaking work.
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((NAT SOT SHOVEL))
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[SOT 15:42:55]
[IN Q=GOTTA KNOW]

((JAMES MOON/FARMHAND: GOTTA KNOW HOW TO PLANT EM, KNOW HOW TO TRAIN THE RUNNERS, GOTTA KEEP THE WEEDS OUTTA EM, GOTTA IRRIGATE EM, GOTTA TOTE PIPE FROM ONE END OF THE FIELD TO THE OTHER ONE.))
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[OUT Q=OTHER ONE]


J-D Scott says without expensive irrigation, his whole farm would have dried up recently.
And now that the hunt has begun --
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[SOT]
((nat sot rustling through bushes))
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he's had to hire people for crowd control.
More will come now that the Watson Brothers down the road have called it quits.
But Scott says his prices will stay low.
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[SOT 16:19:37]
[IN Q=I feel like]

((J.D. SCOTT/FARMER: I FEEL LIKE AS LONG AS I CAN MAKE A PROFIT AND SURVIVE I SHOULDN'T TACK IT ONTO THOSE KINDS OF PEOPLE BECAUSE THROUGH THE YEARS THEY'VE BEEN NICE TO ME.))
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[OUT Q=NICE TO ME]


A sweet reward for customers.
Tina Tenret News7 Bedford County





















[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Coming up tonight in sports, the Express has a new GM who is not really new, the Mystics have new coach who isn't new to us, and Dale Jarrett
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[VO-NAT]


is hoping for something new and different this time around at Richmond.
We'll hear from him right after this quick commercial break.
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[S-Busch]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-32]
[GRAPHIC=RICHMOND]


Busch Grand National qualifying for tomorrow night's Hardee's 250 is underway in Richmond at this hour.
26 cars have qualified so far at the track with Kevin Leage on the pole.
Jeff Fuller is currently 10th.
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[SUPER=01-Jeff Fuller/Currently 10th]
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-32]
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The Winston Cup cars will qualify at Richmond tomorrow night and then race in the Pontiac Excitement on Saturday night at 7:30.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Last June; :00]


Dale Jarrett would like to see a little less excitement from NASCAR this week. Last year he had the race won when NASCAR dropped the red flag instead of the caution with 15 laps to go to clean up the track.
Terry Labonte took advantage of the situation to beat Jarrett in a most bizarre finish.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Seems that this week...]
[SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/Finished Second Last Year; :00]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=...in that position."]
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[S-Lowes]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-33]
[GRAPHIC=CHARLOTTE]


In one other racing note, the folks at the Lowe's Motor Speedway at Charlotte say at this time there are no plans to raise the fences at the track to keep fans safer. Engineers have been studying how such a move might have prevented the spectator at the track earlier this month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 1, 1997; :00]


To the ice, where the Roanoke Express has reached into its recent past to find its new general manager.
Tommy Benizio, who was the team's marketing director during the 96-97 season will take over the GM duties on a permanant basis.
Benizio was responsible for coming up with the logo and color changes for the team in 1997.
He'll be formally introduced next week.
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[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-34]
[GRAPHIC=GOLF]


One of golf's all-time greats is dead tonight.
Gene Sarazan passed away today at the age of 97.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Augusta, GA; :00]


Sarazan took part in the Masters ceremonial tee shot this past April in Augusta, Georgia.
Each year he would take part in this moment along with Byron Nelson and the legendary Sam Snead.
Sarazan won the 1922 US Open at the age of 20. He is one of only four men to win all four major championships.
He died this morning at a hospital in Naples, Florida from the complications of pneumonia.
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[S-Lynch]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-35]
[GRAPHIC=NBA PLAYOFFS]


The NBA playoffs resume tonight with four more series moving to game number three. The Philadelphia 76ers
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[VO-NAT]


and George Lynch return home tonight for their game number three with the Orlando Magic. The series is tied at one game a piece.
So far, George has scores 21 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and picked up three steals in the first two games.
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[wipe to lynch pinnacle page]
And don't forget George will be back in the Star City this summer for his Hometown Hoops basketball camp at Patrick Henry June 14th through the 18th.
You can pick up camp brochures at area Krogers, along with CMT and right here at Your Hometown Station.
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[S-Longwood]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=College Hoops]


Longwood College in Farmville has a new head basketball coach. He's 31 year old Mike Leeder, an associate head coach at N-C-A-A division Two national champion Kentucky Wesleyan.
Leeder helped lead Wesleyan to a 35 and 2 record and this years national title.
[GRAPHIC=TENNIS LOGO]


In Tennis, Roanoke's K.J. Hippensteel is the Rookie of the year in Region 8 of the Pac 10 conference.
K.J., a former North Cross star who plays at Stanford, is also one of two freshman to play in the N-C-A-A doubles and singles. He also ranks in the top group for national rookie of the year.

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[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


A Blacksburg High junior is making international headlines for her work in cancer research.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


17- year old (Nee-sha) Nisha (Nahg-er-kah-tee) Nagaikatti recently won the International Science Fair.
It's quite an accomplishment considering she had to compete against 12-hundred students from 47- countries.
(Nahg-er-kah-tee) Nagaikatti took home 137- thousand dollars in cash and scholarships.
But that's NOT all--she's also heading to the Nobel Prize ceremony later this year.
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[anchor=keith]
[ss=]


Tonight at eleven, we'll here from this bright young woman about her interest in science and her future plans.

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