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Coming up on News 7-
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A 26-year-old who was apparently trying to help a woman swim drowns in the New River.
A changing at the helm of Israeli government. We'll meet two Star Wars fans who've been camping out for six days in Salem- for a first chance to see the big show.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.
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A Montgomery County man drowns in the New River after helping save the life of a young woman he'd just met.
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[Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-19 11:18]
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The victim has been identified as 26-year old Jimmy Gilmore of Christiansburg, a man described by friends as a good swimmer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


His body was recovered near McCoy Falls, in Montgomery County, around seven tonight.
According to witnesses, he disappeared while trying to help a panicked young woman who apparently couldn't swim.
A couple of bystanders who ran to help the pair were eventually able to help the young woman to shore but could NOT get to Gilmore.
A Lifeguard- 10 helicopter located his body about three hours later.
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[IN Q=She was ]

((JOHN PEREZ/WITNESS: SHE WAS HYSTERICAL, SHE WAS, JUST COULDN'T BELIEVE THAT THE PERSON THAT WAS TRYING TO SAVE HER WAS IN THE WATER SOMEWHERE AND SHE COULDN'T FIND HIM, SHE KEPT TRYING TO GET UP AND GO BACK IN THE WATER, SHE KEPT FALLING DOWN, SHE JUST WASN'T IN ANY SHAPE TO BE GOING IN THE WATER.))
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[VO-NAT]


The young woman was NOT seriously injured.
She's been identified as 18- year old Jennifer Preston.
Friends say the two did NOT know each other before today.
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[Bryant]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
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A Roanoke Antiques dealer was taken to jail today.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


54-year old Clyde Bryant has been out on bond- -since shortly after his arrest on a remote island on the Outer Banks last September.
But the judge ordered his bond revoked, now that Bryant has pleaded guilty to two new felonies: money laundering and wire fraud.
The F-B-I says Bryant handled more than 10-thousand dollars in fraudulent transactions between 1993 and 1996.... and squandered his investors' money at the gaming tables.
Bryant is likely to get five years to serve, as part of the plea agreement entered today.
He owes at least 2-and-a half million dollars, but does not have assets to make restitution.
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[Moonshine]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tte]
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A man suspected of running a moonshine business killed himself yesterday -- now some neighbors blame federal investigators for his suicide.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Agents say Ramsey Helms' store - Helms Farmers Exchange - was the biggest seller of moonshine ingredients nationwide.
Ramsey Helms shot himself at home before he could be charged.
Kenneth Dudley -- a former ABC agent -- blames investigators who accused Helms publicly.
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((I FEEL IT SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN IN THE PAPER OR ON T-V UNTIL A SUBJECT IS ARRESTED OR INDICTED. OTHERWISE HE MAY NOT BE GUILTY OR INDICTED. THE COMMUNITY, THEY'RE ALL TO PIECES ABOUT IT.))
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Ramsey Helms' brother Billy is still under investigation for helping run the store.
A-B-C agents and the Helms family declined to comment on camera.
Agents say many suspected moonshiners will be charged next month.


[Israel]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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Champagne corks are popping in Israeli streets tonight- People are celebrating today's election that sends Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his way out-
Israeli war hero (Ay-Hood Bar-ACK) Ehud Barak is on the way in.
Richard Roth has more.
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[IN Q=Israel TV]
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[SUPER=01-Ehud Barak/Prime Minister-Elect; ]
[SUPER=01-Richard Roth/Reporting]
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((ISRAEL TV CALLED HIM PRIME MINISTER THE MOMENT THE POLLS CLOSED. 57 YEAR OLD LABOR PARTY LEADER EHUD BARAK, THE COUNTRY'S MOST DECORATED SOLDIER, SWEEPING TO VICTORY ON A SIMPLE PROMISE: THAT ELECTING HIM WOULD BE A VOTE FOR CHANGE. BARAK: I hope we are at the first step for unity and change and new hope for israel. WITH EXIT POLLS PREDICTING HE'D LOST BY AS MUCH AS 17 PERCENT OF THE VOTE, BENJAMIN NETANYAHU DIDN'T JUST QUICKLY CONCEDE, HE ANNOUNCED HE'S QUITTING LEADERSHIP OF HIS LIKUD PARTY. NETANYAHU: burst in hebrew IT'S TIME TO SEW TOGETHER, HE SAID, WHAT THE BITTER ELECTION CAMPAIGN HAS TORN APART, -- AND TIME FOR HIM TO TAKE A BREAK FROM ISRAEL'S TUMULTUOUS POLITICS. THE WEEKEND WITHDRAWAL OF THREE MARGINAL CONTENDERS HAD TURNED THE RACE INTO A TWO-MAN CONTEST, SPOILING NETANYAHU'S HOPE OF KEEPING HIS CAMPAIGN ALIVE ANOTHER TWO WEEKS FOR A RUN-OFF. BUT IT WASN'T ONLY TIME THAT RAN OUT. IT WAS ALSO TRUST. HE'D STALLED THE PEACE PROCESS IN THE NAME OF SECURITY, BUT MANY ISRAELIS FELT AS PRIME MINISTER, NETANYAHU WAS MORE A FOX THAN A HAWK - MORE CRAFTY THAN CHARISMATIC. POLITICAL ALLIES ABANDONED HIM. AND SUPPORT FROM THE ULTRA-ORTHODOX BECAME A MIXED BLESSING, WITH THE MAJORITY OF ISRAEL'S VOTERS IN AN ANTI-CLERICAL MOOD))

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Observers expect the Middle East peace process to be at the top of the new Prime Minister's agenda.
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Rabbi Manes (MAH-nays) Kogan, with Roanoke's Beth Israel Synagogue says Barak will have more support from the United States, but his success will depend on the government he puts together.
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((RABBI MANES KOGAN/BETH ISRAEL SYNAGOGUE; I THINK HE WILL HAVE MORE SUPPORT THAN NETANYAHU HAD, BUT HIS MAIN TASK WILL BE HOW HE WILL BUILD A COALITION, HOW HE WILL BUILD THE GOVERNMENT NOW, WHO HE WILL CALL TO GOVERN WITH HIM.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Kogan says the new Israeli government might have to deal with more violence, if radical Arab groups increase their efforts to thwart the peace process.
[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey [WX1] [11:00pm] [05/17/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [EFFECT TO] [WXPRO/FULL!!]TEMPERATURES TOMORROW FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][City-Water]


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[WRITER=jda]
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The city of Roanoke is renewing its call for voluntary water conservation. At the same time it's preparing mandatory restrictions that will take effect if the water level at Carvins Cove continues to drop.
Joe Dashiell has more on the water shortage.
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((Last week's rainfall helped just a little. The water level in the reservoir is holding steady at eighteen point four feet below the spillway.
With a hot and dry summer ahead, the city is renewing its call for voluntary conservation. If council approves, mandatory restrictions and penalties would kick in when the level reaches 24 feet below the spillway.
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: WE STILL NEED TO ASK EVERYBODY IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY TO HELP US CONSERVE WATER. WE'RE GETTING INTO A CRITICAL SITUATION. LET'S PULL TOGETHER. LET'S DO THE RIGHT THING AND TRY TO CONSERVE SO WE WON'T BE IN A MORE CRITICAL SITUATION LATER ON.))
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Council members say they are still catching heat from citizens who question why the city is selling water to Roanoke County, at the same time it's calling for conservation.
But members underscored the fact that most of those county residents are in neighborhoods not served by the Spring Hollow Reservoir.
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[IN Q=And if we simply]

((AND IF WE SIMPLY TURNED OFF A PROVERBIAL VALVE AND SAID WELL SINCE CARVINS COVE IS LOW WE WON'T SEND ANY WATER OUT THERE, THEY WOULD GO DUST DRY.))
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City council will vote on the water conservation program at its first meeting in June.
In the meantime, Mayor David Bowers is hoping for some help from a higher power. He's asking the city's churches to observe a day of prayer next Sunday.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Botetourt County))


[Missing-Person]


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Pittsylvania County police are searching for a woman from Ringgold who disappeared over the weekend.
Thirty-seven year old Patty Jo Pulley went into Danville to shop on Friday evening.
Her Ford pickup was found across the state line in North Carolina Saturday afternoon.
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[TAKE GFX PAGE]
She's descibed as 5-foot-7, 135-pounds, with dark blond hair and green eyes.
If you have any information, please call Crimestoppers at 1- 800 - 791 - 0044.
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[Pluma]


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It's more bad news for Pluma. The textile company has announced it's filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
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This comes only weeks after the company announced it would close two sewing plants in Chatham and Alta Vista. More than 330 workers from both plants will be laid off by July.
Chapter 11 bankruptcy allows the company to reorganize its debts, while protecting it from creditors. It does not mean that Pluma will close.
The company lost 36-million dollars in 1998.
It maintains a plant in Martinsville that employs 450 people.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Still ahead on News 7, some U-N members see the destruction in Serbia first-hand.
Plus - you may think YOU want to see Star Wars' Episode 1.
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But wait until you meet these guys - they've been camping out in Salem for 6 days - in hopes of being the first to face the Phantom Menace.
The story, a little later.
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens in the News 7 sports office. Nebraska legned Tom Osborne drops in on the Hokies tonight. We'll hear from him plus check out some redhot girls softball, some top flight area baseball, and find out what's up with the Generals.
Stay off the track it's coming up later in sports.))





[Yugoslavia]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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A United Nations team got its first look at the destruction in Yugoslavia today-
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The group toured the bombed out Chinese Embassy- but the real work will come later in the week when they survey the humanitarian disaster in Kosovo.
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[IN Q=The mission]

((SERGIO VIERA DE MELLO/UNITED NATIONS: THE MISSION IS OVERDUE. WE HAVE BEEN SAYING FOR WEEKS THAT THE PRIORITY NUMBER ONE IS ACCESS TO KOSOVO- ACCESS TO VICTIMS WHO REMAIN INSIDE THE TERRITORY.))
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Depending on what it finds, the team hasn't ruled out trying to bring in aid to Kosov before a ceasefire is declared.
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[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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Kosovar refugees are expected to arrive in our area any day now.
Three families will settle in Martinsville, where they'll get a special welcome from a doctor who was once a refugee himself.
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Dr. (Zz-eye Ha-sanees) is Xaje Hasanaj fled Kosovo for the U-S nine years ago.
Now, he's a doctor of internal medicine in Eden, North Carolina.
He'll be in Martinsville to greet the refugee families and help them get settled. [***INSERT REFUGEE CAMP VIDEO FROM 6PM***]
26 members of Hasanaj's (Ha-sani's) own family are in refugee camps in Macedonia and Albania.
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((DR. XAJE HASANAJ: THEY DREAM TO COME HERE. UNTIL THEY GET ESTABLISHED, BUT THEIR GOAL IS TO GO BACK HOME. TO COME HERE IS JUST MORE SO TO KIND OF FORGET THE TRAUMA THEY'VE BEEN THROUGH.))
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Hasanaj (HASANI) says he will be a translator and help the refugees with medical problems.
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A new kind of residential development is in the works for Bedford County.. one aimed at the country's aging baby boomer population.
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Developers today unveiled plans for the Glenbrooke community, to be built on 170 acres of farm land just outside the Lynchburg city limits.
Glenbrooke will be the area's first "age- qualified" community, open only to residents 45 and older.
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[IN Q=Also there are]

((BARRY TERRY/BOONSBORO DEVELOPERS: ALSO THERE ARE QUITE A FEW INDUSTRIES LOCALLY WHO HAVE HIRED OUTSIDE ENGINEERING STAFF AND THEY'VE MOVED HERE, THEY HAVE FAMILIES HERE, THEY'RE SETTLED HERE AND THEY LOVE THE BEAUTY OF THE AREA, AND WE'RE ANTICIPATING ABOUT 30 PERCENT OF OUR MARKET BEING FROM OUTSIDE VIRGINIA.))
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The 60- million dollar project should be complete within seven years.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Still to come on News 7 at 11 --
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[VO-NAT]

it's Phantom no more... The latest entry in the Star Wars saga hits the big screen in just over 24-hours.
How can you get first dibs on tickets?
Some information, coming up...
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Pick 3:
9-6-9

(nine, six, nine)


Pick 4:
0-8-3-8

(zero, eight, three, eight)


Cash 5:
4-5-6-13-28

(four, five, six, thirteen, twenty-eight)




[Campers-Starwars]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=eea]
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25 hours from now, Star Wars, Episode One, The Phantom Menace will invade theaters across the country.
Tonight Eric Earnhart met two earthlings who plan to be in the front row of the welcoming committee.
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(( Brian Davenport and Brian Austin are on a pilgrimage to the other side of the galaxy...
Six days camping in the rain, roasting in the sun, waiting across the street from the Salem Valley Eight for star wars tickets..

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[IN Q=it's totally worth ]

(( BRIAN DAVENPORT/STAR WARS FAN; IT'S TOTALLY WORTH IT, I'VE BEEN READING A LOT OF ARTICLES IN MAGAZINES AND STUFF AND WE'VE BEEN WAITING 15 YEARS FOR THIS, THIS IS JUST, AS SOON AS IT STARTS GETTING BORING YOU THINK, IT'S AMAZING, FIFTEEN YEARS, THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES EVER MADE, I BELIEVE. ))
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And camping out, they say is fun... after all they have a pool.... they've been getting a lot of attention from radio stations...
And they're being fed... by the force...

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[IN Q=a lot of people]

(( BRIAN AUSTIN/STAR WARS FAN; A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BROUGHT US FOOD, JUST FROM HEARING US ON THE RADIO, A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE COME BY AND SAID HELLO, WE'VE MADE A LOT OF NEW FRIENDS.))
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[OUT Q=new friends]



Don't underestimate the power of the force... it's enough to turn Super Star singers like 98 degrees... in Roanoke two weeks ago... into giggling groupies.

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[IN Q=DREW STILL PLAYS]

((98 DEGREES; DREW HE STILL PLAYS WITH THOSE LITTLE ACTION FIGURES... I DO! HE JUST LOST YODA... HE'S ACTUALLY ONE OF THE ORIGINAL EWOKS...))
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[OUT Q=the original ewoks]



Back to the tent.... with one day left to wait... Brian and Brian continue contemplating the complexities of the cosmos.

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[IN Q=I'm definitely at one]

((BRIAN AUSTIN/STAR WARS FAN; I'M DEFINITELY AT ONE WITH THE FORCE AFTER SIX DAYS, SOMETIMES I'M TOO AT ONE WITH THE FORCE I THINK... ))
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NOTHING A NICE HOT SHOWER WON'T CURE..
ERIC EARNHART, NEWS 7.))
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[Star-Wars]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=sgo]
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(WIPE WIPE WIPE)
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Star Wars/The Phantom Menace;]


Tickets for the premiere of Star Wars Episode One -- The Phantom Menace -- go on sale tomorrow in Roanoke.
Carmike Cinemas will play the movie one minute after midnight on Wednesday morning.
Until the movie sells out, individuals will be able to buy as many as 10 tickets.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


You may have heard about lines forming already in many cities, but Carmike Cinemas won't permit that until daybreak tomorrow .
There are 360 seats available for the premiere.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/Yesterday; :00]


Practice is underway for the IRL teams that will race in the Memorial Day weekend Indy 500.
Billy Boat, last year's pole winner was the first to hit the wall during practice yesterday.
Boat wasn't hurt, but as the car did fly apart just as the ones did that crashed in Charlotte.
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((BYE BYE))


[S-Sixer]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-40]
[GRAPHIC=NBALAYOFFS]


The NBA playoffs moved into the second round last night as the Pacers and Sixers opened up their best four out of seven eastern conference semi-final in Indianapolis.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/TBS; :00]


Larry Bird was never much on one-on-one basketball in his days as a player, but eh sure got an eyeful of it last night as Allen Iverson took his boys to school scoring a game high 35 points.
But Bird knows all too well that the team will always beat the player. Reggie Miller scored 18 points.
[SUPER=32-Philadelphia/90/Indiana/90/Pacers Lead 1-0;]


And Jalen Rose came off the bench and added a team high 27 as Indiana takes game one of the series 94-to-90.
Game two is this Wednesday.
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[S-OSBORNE]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-31 tc 1:26:27]
[GRAPHIC=nebraska]


Tom Osborne has won National Championships and countless bowl games at Nebraska.
But while he's discribed as a legendary coach, Osborne says his faith in GOD is what has sustained him.
Denise Allen caught up with him last night at Virginia Tech.
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[SOT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL/1996; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Osborne/255-49-3 At Nebraska; :22]
[super=03-Blacksburg; :35]
[SUPER=01-Rick Harman/Fellowship of Christain Athletes; :49]
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[OUT Q=News 7 Sports]

((
Tom Osborne's Nebraska teams played in eight national championship games and made 29 consecutive bowl appearances.


In his 25 years with the Cornhuskers he won 255 games lost only 49 and tied three. But while the wins far out numbered the loses, they didn't define his career.
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Osborne spends much of his retirement speaking to students and coaches about faith, in fact it was his beliefs that brought him to southwest Virginia.
Many of Osborne's speaking engagements are events sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
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Osborne says he always tried to be supportive of his players and not bow to public oppinion even when several made headline news for trouble with the law.
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And even though Osborne has stopped coaching he hopes his words are still a positive impact on athletes lives.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports))
((BYE BYE))



[S-Vikings]


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


The Northside girls softball teamed opened up the Blue Ridge tournament yesterday with an easy 13-to-nothing win over Rockbridge Co.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Rockbridge Co. vs. Northside; :00]


The Lady Vikes came in as the number one seed with pithcer Brandy Bailey on the hill getting her groove yesterday.
The stirkeout with the heat proves if you can't see it, you can't hit it.
[super=34-Northside/13/Rockbridge Co./0;]


The Vikes would score early as often as they rack up 13 big ones and the regular season champs advance to the second round of the tournament.
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[S-River]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-26 (1:56:27)]
[GRAPHIC=High School Baseball]


The James River baseball team made a little school history during the just completed regular season, and now the team is looking forward to opening up the Pioneer district baseball tourney on Thursday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan; :]


James River finished the regular season with a 12 and 6 overall record.
And the team's 9 and 1 district record gave the Knights their first regular season Pioneer title in 20 years.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=01-Freddie Wilson/Knights' Third Baseman; :]
[SUPER=01-Jeremy Sink/Knights' Pitcher; :10]
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[OUT Q=....out way."]
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The Knights would enjoy hanging a tournament championship banner next to the 20 year old district banner in the gym.
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Still to come tonight -
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And intern reporter Zeb Mellett brings us the inspiring story of a W&L lacrosse player who is facing adversity and overcoming it.
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When W&L lost its NCAA quarterfinal game to Denison on Saturday - in many ways it may have seemed liked the end of the world.
But Intern reporter Zeb Mellett, himself a member of the team, says that type of setback is nothing compared to the loss of a teammate.
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((The generals came into Saturday's game against the Big Red with it's highest ranking in 10 years. But W & L could only watch as Denison exploded midway through the third quarter to end a promising post season. But this team is still thankful because of defenseman Brian Brantley. The junior never made it to the playoffs. In April his visit to the school's infirmary for flu symptoms escalated into a Cat Scan revealing a growth on his brain that required immediate surgery. ((CHARLIE ANTRIM/JUNIOR DEFENSEMAN:)) ((ZEB MELLETT:)) ((TOM SUPER/SENIOR MIDFIELDER:)) It is unknown if Brantley will play lacrosse again. However, he is planning on returning to Washington and Lee this Fall to complete his education and graduate on time. Zeb Mellett News 7 Sports.))

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