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Coming up on News 7-
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The Marquee is up.
The lines have formed.
We will go live to the Star Wars Opening locally.
The search goes on for a woman who's been missing for four days.
And will interest rates go up? We'll have the latest word from Washington.
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News 7 is next.
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One hour to go...
One of the most anticipated films ever is about to hit big screens across the country.
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[Star-Wars]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=chr]
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The force is growing outside Carmike Cinemas in Roanoke County.
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That's where we find Eric Earnhart - he's there for the premiere of The Phantom Menace.
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[Kids-Arrest]


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Michigan prosecutors say it could have been another massacre at school if they had not arrested four teenagers.
The two youngest defendants were in court today- where the judge refused to let the two walk free.
Drew Levinson reports from Port Huron Michigan.
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((They are only 12 and 13 years old, but prosecutors say these are two of the 4 masterminds behind the deadly plot. They say the boys, whose faces we can't show you, hoped it would be bigger than last month's Colorado high school massacre. Michael Wendling, Prosecutor, "We're talking about an actual plan that involved the obtaining of weapons through violence, your honor, and then turning these weapons on both faculty and students pursuant to a plan where they would get as many students and faculty in one close area to achieve the highest kill ratio. Last week, after receiving a tip, Port Huron police arrested the boys and two 14 year olds. They're charged with hatching an intricate plan to kill students and teachers using guns and bombs. One suspect's mother says her son has never done anything worse than talk in class.
Colleen Fick, Defendant's Mother, "He's been an honor roll student since third grade. He's never been in trouble. I think he was just with the wrong group at the wrong time. Levinson As a sign of how seriously he views the charges, Judge Shane Burleigh ordered the boys held on 100-thousand dollars bond. If convicted they could spend the rest of their lives in prison. Drew Levinson, CBS News, Port Huron, Michigan.))

[School-Violence]


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Students who survived school shootings brought their stories to Capitol Hill today-
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along with suggestions to help stop school violence.
One boy who saw students being shot in Paducah Kentucky- talked about the one year anniversary-
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[IN Q=The memory]

((STEPHEN KEENE/PADUCAH KENTUCKY STUDENT: THE MEMORY OF MY BROTHER LAYING IN THE HOSPITAL BED RESURFACED. THE PAIN DIDN'T LEAVE THE PAIN NEVER LEAVES.))
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[OUT Q=PAIN NEVER LEAVES.]
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Student suggestions to Congress ranged from more parental involvment to smaller class sizes to children pledging to stop the violence.
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[L'burg-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Even before the events in Littleton, Colorado, local educators were discussing how to make their schools safer.
Now a popular crime prevention program is about to become a part of school life in Lynchburg.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( It's already helped nab criminals and solve dozens of crimes.. now officials want to expand the Crimestoppers program into Lynchburg's two high schools.
Students who observe crimes or suspicious activity would be encouraged to call a toll- free number and report it.

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((LT. ANDY VEST/LYNCHBURG POLICE: HOWEVER SOME STUDENTS ARE WORRIED THAT THEY'LL BE LABELLED AS A SNITCH OR AN INFORMANT, AND THIS WOULD GIVE THEM TOTAL ANONYMITY.))
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But some school board members were worried the crime line would replace the face- to- face relationship students already have with teachers and administrators.
They also fear it could encourage students to rat out their peers, even if the information is false.
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((TRACEY SHAW/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: IT'S SOMETHING THAT'S INSTINCTIVELY TROUBLING TO ME, TO ESTABLISH A SYSTEM WHEREBY NINTH GRADERS OR WHOEVER ARE MAKING ANONYMOUS CALLS AND REPORTING ON OTHER NINTH GRADERS.))
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But both high school principals support the idea.. they see it as just another tool for keeping their kids safe.


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((SUSAN MORRISON/E.C. GLASS H.S. PRINCIPAL: IT'S NOT TO GO INTO AND TO CREATE A POLICE STATE, IT'S TO TRY TO CREATE A WAY TO KEEP OUR CAMPUS SAFE.))
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The board approved the Crimestoppers pilot program.. it takes effect next fall.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey [WX1] [11:00pm] [05/18/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [EFFECT TO] [WXPRO/FUL!!!]STORM TOTAL RADAR CURRENT RADAR TOMORROW FORECAST


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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Virginia is considering tying its money for public colleges to how they perform.
A new funding model was recommended today by the State Council of Higher Education.
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((KATE GRIFFIN/STATE COUNCIL ON HIGHER ED.: WE'RE TALKING ABOUT APPLYING SOME FREE MARKET PRINCIPLES TO THE WAY WE DO BUSINESS, TO THE WAY WE FUND HIGHER EDUCATION, KEEPING IN MIND THE IMPORTANCE OF A QUALITY EDUCATION. SO IT WILL BE A TOUGH SELL IN THAT CHANGE IS ALWAYS DIFFICULT. HOWEVER, YOU CAN'T IGNORE THE EXCITING IMPLICATIONS OF IT.))
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The funding would be based on five measures:
Graduation rates, and student retention rates, or how many first year students are back for the second year.
Exit exams... like GREs.
And post graduate placement... or where students get jobs when they get out of school.
And finally, faculty productivity-- making sure professors are teaching enough, publishing enough, and providing community service.
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Colleges are asking how their base budgets would be set... and who gets to set their tuition rates?
But a spokesman for Virginia Tech says the school is generally supportive of tying funding to measures of success.


The General Assembly would have to sign the plan.


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Some state legislators say the money a school gets from the state should NOT hinge on performance.
Senator John Edwards says, after all, a school may not be getting enough money to do its best.
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((I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT WHILE WE CONSIDER PERFORMANCE AS A FACTOR, IT'S MORE IMPORTANT THE INSTITUTION'S NEEDS BE LOOKED AT VERY CAREFULLY AND THAT THERE BE A LONGTERM PLAN WHEN IT COMES TO THE COMMONWEALTH FUNDING INSTITUTIONS.))
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Edwards says a school should know how much money to expect from the state in advance so it can make long-term plans.



[Missing-Woman]


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No clues yet in the disappearance of a Pittsylvania County woman.... four days after she vanished.
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Today, authorities scoured parts of the Dan River and surrounding areas for signs of 37-year-old Patty Jo Pulley.


She disappeared last Friday.
Her pickup was found Saturday just across the border in North Carolina... less than two miles from her home.
Members of her church have raised a 10-thousand dollar reward for information on her whereabouts.
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((SHERIFF HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO.: WE HOPE WE FIND HER IN SAFE HANDS. AT THIS POINT, WE'RE PUTTING IT DOWN AS VERY SUSPICIOUS. WE DON'T HAVE ANY PHYSICAL EVIDENCE TO SHOW THAT THERE'S ANY FOUL PLAY INVOLVED RIGHT AT THIS POINT.))
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[TAKE PHONE NUMBER FULL SCREEN]
If you have any information, please call Crimestoppers at 1-800 791- 0044.
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[311-Fatal]


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A Catawba man is dead after apparently losing control of his pickup truck in Roanoke County.
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83 year old Ashby Thomas ran off the road onto the shoulder on Route 311 near the Craig County line.
When he pulled the truck back onto the road, he crossed the center line, hitting an on-coming car head on.
Thomas was killed .. and the driver of the other car, an unidentified woman, was airlifted to the hospital with serious leg injuries.
Police say an airbag saved the woman's life.
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[Interest-Rates]


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No interest rate hike today- but those rates may go up soon-
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The Federal Reserve formally declared its tilting toward raising the rates- if the economy doesn't cool down.
Inflation is what the feds watch- gas prices ARE up-
But housing statistics showed a decrease- a sign the economy could be slowing.
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((LARRY GRAMLEY/FORMER FEDERAL RESERVE GOVERNOR: WHAT HAS TO HAPPEN FOR THE FED TO MOVE IS A CONTINUATION OF GROWTH THAT SCARES THEM.))
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Higher interst rates scare the stock market- Experts say if rates go up it won't kill the market but it will induce caution.
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Drivers in Roanoke County will be happy to know a stop light is going up at a busy intersection.
We'll tell you where.
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And there's trouble on the horizon for Virginia's premier horse-racing track... after an official says it defied state orders.
Details later, on News 7.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey everybody this is Mike Stevens in the News 7 sports office with highlights on the way from tonight's Avalanche-Hillcats game.
Joe Torre returns to the Yankees dugout.
Tech takes off for the A-10 tourney.
We'll meet the valley's no-hit queen.
And hear from Dale Jarrett in just a few minutes right here on News 7 sports.))




[Drowning-Follow]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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"I love you" were among the last words Jimmy Gilmore shared with his father before leaving for McCoy Falls, yesterday.
It's a conversation the older Gilmore will always treasure since it was the last time he spoke with his son.
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26- year old Jimmy Gilmore died yesterday while struggling to save a young woman who apparently couldn't swim.
Witnesses were eventually able to pull the 18- year old woman from the river but were unable to reach Gilmore.
Gilmore's father says his son cherished his four year old daughter.
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((BOBBY GILMORE/VICTIM'S FATHER: I ASKED GOD LAST NIGHT, WHY, I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S HAPPENED.))
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Bobby Gilmore says friends, family and neighbors are helping him cope.

[Hidden-Valley]


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Soon you may waste less time waiting at a busy Roanoke County intersection.
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State officials are putting a stoplight at the corner of Route 419 and Hidden Valley School Road.
They say year round activities at the junior high school clog this area with cars.
The stop light is designed to boost safety and reduce delays.
State officials also plan to widen the intersection.
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[Kosovo]


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President Clinton says again today NATO is not ruling out ground troops in Kosovo-
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He did say he's willing to pursue all diplomatic options- including the help of the Russians- but if that doesn't work-
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((I AND EVERYONE ELSE HAS ALWAYS SAID WE INTEND TO SEE OUR OBJECTIVES ACHIEVED. WE HAVE NOT AND WE WILL NOT TAKE ANY OPTION OFF THE TABLE.))
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Italy's Premier has called for ground forces- but Germany's chancellor ruled that option out-
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Still to come on News 7 at 11 -
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Cows on the interstate. That's the sight in tonight's Video of the Day. The full story later in the newscast.
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[lotto]
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NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
3-2-9

(three, two, nine)


Pick 4:
4-7-2-4

(four, seven, two, four)


Cash 5:
4-23-26-31-33

(four, twenty-three, twenty-six, thirty-one, thirty-three)


The Big Game:
5-11-14-27-41. Big Money Ball: 18

(five, eleven, fourteen, twenty-seven, forty-one. Big Money

Ball: eighteen)

[Colonial-Downs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-22 35:31]
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Virginia's troubled horse race track may have run afoul of the state racing commission.
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An examiner for the Virginia Racing Commission is recommending sanctions against Colonial Downs.
In a report released today, the examiner says the state's only pari-mutuel track has "deliberately defied" state orders.
Colonial Downs has failed to reach a contract agreement with the horsemen's association.
And the purse money it put up for this season falls below the level the Racing Commission ordered.
Colonial Downs could lose its license temporarily to operate off-track betting parlors around the state, and the track faces a possible fine.
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[Social-Security]


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A school bus driver from Washington D-C and a nurse in Roanoke were indicted today for stealing social security benefits.
Sixty-four year old Ruby M. Perry was Sir Walter Faison's live-in nurse. They lived together on Wilmont Avenue in Roanoke- -until he died in 1994. The government says she continued to collect Faison's social security check- -almost 20-thousand dollars.
In the other case, Nancy J. Fletcher is accused of stealing her BROTHER's social security benefits after his death. The checks were being mailed to post office boxes in Madison Heights and Lynchburg.

[Historic-Society]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tte]
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A Roanoke group devoted to old treasures celebrated its own age today --
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The Roanoke Regional Preservation Office is ten years old.
It's responsible for putting the Hotel Roanoke on the national and state registers of historic places, as well as for preserving the Gainsboro neighborhood.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI/ESPN; :00]


The Red Wings will not three-peat as Stanley Cup champs. Last night their reign came to an end on their home ice, as Colorado beat Detroit 5-to-2 to sew up the best of seven game series four games to 2.
Peter Forsberg scored twice and Patrick Roy had 35 saves.
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((BYE BYE))


[S-Hillcats]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-40]
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The Salem Avalanche and Lynchburg Hillcats hooked up for the first time this year, as the two renewed their Route 460 rivalry with game one of a three game set in Lynchburg.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Avalanche vs. Hillcats; :00]


It was a beautiful night for a little baseball in the Hill City as the rain stayed away from City Stadium.
We pick it up in the top of the second with Salem down one to nothing and looking to come back. Mark Hamlin doubles down the left field line to drive home Jose Gonzalez and we're tied at 1-all.
It stayed that way until the bottom of the third when the Hillcats came alive. Victor Gutierrez singles to get the inning started. he would later score to make it 2-to-1 Hillcats.
In the bottom of the frame, the Avalanche's Brian Keck starts things off with a single up the middle that looks like a harmless base hit.
Until you factor in the next batter, Andres Mitchell, who clobbers the pitch and
[SUPER=37-Salem/8/Lynchburg/2;]

sends it over the left field fence for a two run homer. Salem goes on top 3-to-2 and that points. The Avalanche wins it 8-to-2.
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[S-Yanks]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-37]
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The New York Yankees have been struggling of late, but last night they got a big boost as manager Joe Torre returned to the bench for the first time this season.
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[SUPER=03-Boston,MA/MLB; :00]


Torre missed the firST 36 games of the year after undergoing prostate cancer surgery.
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But even Torre's presence in the dugout couldn't keep the Yanks from losing their 16th game of the season.
Boston Pedro Martinez, the top pitcher in the big leagues this year, improved his record to 8-and-1 as he struck out 11 Yankees.
And Boston comes back from a 2-to-nothing defecit to win it 6-to-3.
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((BYE BYE))




[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Sp-35 tc 1:03:17]
[SS=VA TECH baseball]


Tech is all set for this week's A-10 Baseball Championship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The Hokies boarded a bus this morning and headed to Boyertown, Pennsylvania.
Tech enters the tournament with an 18 and three conference mark and the West Division regular season title.
The Hokies are also on a 13 game winning streak.
Tech won the Atlantic 10 Tournament Championship in 1997.
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[SUPER=01-Barry Gauch/Senior Catcher; :02]
[super=01-Chuck Hartman/Va Tech Head Coach; :15]
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[OUT Q=For us]
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[VO-NAT]


Two Hammerin' Hokies have been invited to tryout for the Olympic Team.
Former Franklin County star Larry Bowles' and pitcher Pat Pinkman will get a shot at making team USA.
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[talent=mike]
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In one other Tech note, the Hokies won the Hanes Atlantic 10 commissioner's Cup today. It is given to the top atheltic department in the conference. The Hokies won two regular season and 7 tournament titles in men's and women's sports.


[S-Softball]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-38 55:09]
[GRAPHIC=softball]


The Blue Ridge district softball tournament continues tomorrow, and if you have a chance you may want to check out the pitching of
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


Northside sophomore Brandy Bailey. The 10th grader has tossed eight no-hiters this year, pitched 101 consecutive innings without a run, and is 14 and OH in the Blue Ridge. Yesterday she fanned 20 Rockbridge batters. Hard work has been the key.
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[OUT Q=...helped me the most"]
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[VO-NAT]


Bailey pitches over 60 miles per hour and has a wicked change up. She generates power from her legs and runs two miles after every game.
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[IN Q="She...]
[SUPER=01-Lynn Richmond/Northside Softball Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brett Newman/Northside Senior Catcher; :14]
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[OUT Q=...can't see it"]
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The Vikings play Lord Botetourt tomorrow at 5:30 at Northside.





[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Still to come on this Tuesday night, we'll check in with Winston Cup points leader Dale Jarrett
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[VO-NAT]


and get his thoughts on what is always a wild time in Charlotte whenever the Winston all-star race rolls around. It's coming up this Saturday.
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[S-Winston]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-41 5845tc]
[GRAPHIC=Charlotte]


The Winston Cup stars are getting for their annual all-star race in Charlotte this Saturday as they return to the Lowe's Motor Speedway for the 15th anniverary of the Winston.
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[VO-NAT]
[super=04-"The Winston";]


Over the years time this race has always had a way of producing its controversial and crash-filled moments.
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC/Last Week; :00]


Current points leader Dale Jarrett will be in the field. He tested for 2 days at the track last week and talked about wht it's so wild.
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Arkansas police had a challenge early this morning... trying to mo-o-o-ve cows off of an interstate.
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[15:01:53;NA070] In tonight's video of the day, a tractor trailer carrying sixteen cows overturned on Interstate 40 in Conway, Arkansas. The cows got loose and decided to roam. No one was hurt in the accident. It took police hours to get the cows off the road and back into their cages.
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