[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Heads]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Coming up on News 7-
Pro Wrestling is often more theatrics than athletics- but one stunt went terribly wrong and a wrestler fell to his death in front of thousands of fans.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=16:423:01]

((ALL OF A SUDDEN I SAW HIM FALL. I THOUGHT HE WAS DOING SOME STUNT WHEN HE HIT THE ROPE I KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG.))


[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=SOMETHING WAS WRONG.]
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[VO-NAT]


Coming up- The details on the death of wrestler Owen Hart and reaction.
Two fires in Roanoke County not far from each other and not far from one area golf club-
And three hundred chairs were set up in Roanoke City so people could speak out- Only four people showed up. We'll tell you what this meeting was all about.
Plus some TV carts could be dangerous tipping over-
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[WX-Heads]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


It was full weather day. Kicking off with some showers and ending with clouds and strong WNW winds. The breezes will likely stay up tomorrow ushering in a cooler than normal week. All the weather details in a few minutes.


[sports-head]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports head]
[GRAPHIC=none]


In sports, VMI's Cal McCombs visits the Roanoke Valley Sports Club to talk Keydett football.
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[VO-NAT]

and regional action is heating up in highschool softball and baseball. We' ll have highlights and scores.
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[Open]
[SUPER=#4064; News 7 at Eleven Headline Banner]
[SUPER=@Jean1;]
[SUPER=@Robin1;]
[SUPER=@Denise1;]



[Sexual-Harassment]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-19 19:05]
[GRAPHIC=US Supreme Court]


A major ruling from the Supreme Court today, could affect classrooms across the country, and perhaps one local lawsuit.
[ss=Sexual Harrassment]


On a vote of five to four, the justices ruled that school officials can be sued if they don't stop sexual harassment involving students.
Joe Dashiell has more on the opinion, and its possible effect on one local lawsuit that drew national attention.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=lashonda Davis' mother]
[SUPER=03-Forsyth, Georgia; :06]
[SUPER=01-Eileen Wagner/Brzonkala's Lawyer; :35]
[SUPER=@Joe1; :54]
[RUNS=1:06]
[OUT Q=JD News 7]


((Lashonda Davis' mother filed suit after her daughter complained of sexual harassment and abuse over a five month period... and school officials in forsyth Georgia failed to act.
The court ruled that school officials can be held responsible if those who could have helped were- in justice Sandra Day O'Connor's words-- deliberately indifferent.
Meanwhile, the case could have implications for Christy Brzonkala, who filed suit against Virginia Tech... and two football players she alleged had raped her.
Brzonkala's lawyer says she is encouraged by the ruling... and now believes she has a green light to proceed with litigation against Virginia Tech.
[SOT 07:23]
[IN Q=What we're hoping]

((WHAT WE'RE HOPING IS THAT THAT IS THE RIGHT SET OF FACTS TO SEE IF WE CAN WALK THAT RAZOR'S EDGE THAT THE COURT HAS SET OUT FOR US AND I'M VERY CONFIDENT. I'M BOUYED BY THE DECISION. BOTH THE MAJORITY OPINION AND THE DISSENT ARE VERY ENCOURAGING.))
[RUNS= :19]
[OUT Q=very encouraging.]


Officials at Virginia Tech don't agree.
A spokesman says the two cases have few paralells... and predicts the Supreme Court ruling will have little impact on the Brzonkala lawsuit.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

[County-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=99-25 15:25]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Fires]


Roanoke County firefighters were dealing with not one, but two blazes this afternoon - very close to each other.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

This home in the 51-hundred block of Fox Ridge Road in the Hunting Hills Community was engulfed by flames and smoke. Fire Fighters were able to get the blaze under control.
Roanoke County's Fire Chief says the fire started in mulch in the front of the house. No one was in the house at the time.
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[wipe wipe wipe]


[Brush-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-23 20:14]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Not far away ... and not related, from what firefighters could tell ... a brush fire started near the Hunting Hills country club.
Firefighters had to hike through the woods to reach it.
The blaze singed just over one acre.
It was 400-yards away from the Hunting Hills golf course... And half a mile from the closest house.
It took nearly three hours to contain the fire.
Nobody was hurt, and no structures were damaged.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey [WX1] [11:00pm] [05/24/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [EFFECT TO] [WXPRO/FULL]REGIONAL TEMPERATURES REGIONAL RADAR WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Wrestler]


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


It was supposed to be a stunt in a world wresting federation show- but something went wrong and WWF star Owen Hart is dead.
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[VO-NAT]


33 year old Hart was to be lowered on a wire to the ring in Kansas City's Kemper Arena-
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=16:42:36]

((JIM ROSS/RINGSIDE COMMENTATOR: OWEN HUNT... SOMETHING WENT TERRIBLY WRONG HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Ross/Ringside Commentator;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=wrong here.]
(---------------)
[VO-NAT]


Somehow the cable became disconnected and Hart fell fifty feet to his death while 14 thousand fans looked on.
(///// SOT /////)
[sot ic 16:43:07]

((HE HIT FACE FIRST THEN KIND OF BOUNCED AND ROLLED OVER.))
[BUTT TO SOT 15:00:35]
((JESSE VENTURA/MINNESOTA GOVERNOR: IT DOESN'T SUPRISE ME IN LIGHT OF WHAT THEY'RE DOING IN THE RING TODAY. THE DANGERS

THAT THEY'RE TAKING IN THE RING TODAY THAT IN A WAY I'M NOT SUPRISED TAHT SOMETHING LIKE THIS DIDN'T HAPPEN.))
[SUPER=01-Jesse Ventura/Minnesota Governor;00 ]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=didn't happen.]
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[VO-NAT]


In a profession known for its antics, the World Wrestling Federation showed remarkable restraint in refusing to broadcast either the fall or the futile efforts to revive Hart.
Following the incident the show went on, but the WWF has promised a full investigation into the stunt.
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[Switched Babies]


[ANCHOR=jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=99-26 4:44]
[GRAPHIC=Switched at Birth]


A 31-million dollar lawsuit has been filed against the University of Virginia Medical Center as a result of the 1995 baby switch.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


Paula Johnson's suit names the hospital as well as administrators and several doctors and nurses.
Johnson's attorneys say UVA and its employees were negligent in sending her home with the wrong baby girl.
Her biological daughter is being raised by a Buena Vista family.
The switch came to light last summer during testing that was part of a paternity dispute between Johnson and her ex-boyfriend.
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[City-Manager]


[ANCHOR=jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-28 1:47]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal]


Tonight was supposed to be a big step in the process of choosing a new Roanoke City manager. The Civic Center Exhibition hall was reserved for the first of two public forums.
Eric Earnhart tells us what happened.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It was, to say]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=07-Billy Bova; :19]
[SUPER=07-Melvin Matthews; :53]
[SUPER=07-Bill Bestpitch; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-Carroll Swain/City Council; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=EE, News 7]


(( It was, to say the least, NOT what they expected.... 150 chairs in the center... 150 chairs surrounding the room for small group discussion...
The turnout, after subtracting city staff, volunteers and elected officials.... four people. Billy Bova was one of them.

[SOT 00:50:59]
[IN Q=they are at least]

((BILLY BOVA; THEY ARE AT LEAST TRYING TO HAVE AN OPEN PROCESS HERE, THEY WANT THE CITIZENS TO HAVE INPUT AND REALIZE WE'RE SEARCHING FOR A NEW MANAGER. ))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=a new manager]



Organizers were a bit dismayed by the turnout, saying the meeting was well advertised ahead of time... they were pleased b y the results... this small group plastered the wall with more than 20 criteria for a new manager, including a proven enconomic development track record, a business background, and a good understanding of the Raonoke region.
Melvin Matthews and his wife made up half the crowd... residents for more they 50 years, they know what they want to see.

[SOT 00:49:42]
[IN Q=all these things]

((MELVIN MATTHEWS/; ALL THESE THINGS, A CLEAN CITY, AND EMPLOYEES TO BE TREATED RIGHT, ))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=be treated right]



Past council candidate Bill Bestpitch, the fourth member of the group, hopes to see more of his fellow citizens at the NEXT forum.

[SOT 00:49:04]
[IN Q=I think we need]

((BILL BESTPITCH; WE NEED TO HEAR FROM PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE CITY, ALL WALKS OF LIFE, EVERYBODY NEEDS TO BE INVOLVED, BUT ALL CITY GOVERNMENT CAN DO IS PROVIDE THAT OPPORTUNITY, ITS UP TO THE CITIZENS TO DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT THEY'RE GOING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT. ))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=advantage of it]



[SOT 00:33:49]
[IN Q=it may indicate]

(( CARROLL SWAIN/COUNCIL MEMBER; IT MAY INDICATE THAT THE PEOPLE ARE SATISFIED WITH THEY WAY THINGS ARE BEING RUN, I DON'T KNOW, BUT I HAVE THAT FEELING THAT'S WHAT ITS ALL ABOUT.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=all about]



Citizens have one more chance to speak out... the second forum is tomorrow night at 7:00 at the Jefferson Center.


Eric Earnhart, News 7.))
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[TAKE WEBWATCH FULL SCREEN]
If you miss both meetings, you can still E-mail your comments to city council. The e-mail address is listed on our WebWatch page at WDBJ-7-dot-com.
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[Monty-AEP]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-22 40:20]
[GRAPHIC=AEP Power Line]


The latest route proposed by A-E-P for a high voltage power line does NOT cross through Montgomery County.
(++++++++)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN MAP]
Tonight the board of supervisors - with a 6 to zero vote - decided the new route from West Virginia through Bland and Wythe Counties enroute to Jacksons Ferry is a better alternative.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.; ]


The supervisors are involved in the issue because the OTHER path being looked at by the state S-C-C would cross Montgomery County on its way to Cloverdale.
In November of '97, the board went on the record OPPOSING that route.
The resolution adopted tonight---states that the new path is shorter and would impact fewer homes.
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[Police-Brutality]


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


The police officer at the center of a torture case in New York City will change his plea to guilty.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Justin Volpe's lawyer says he'll enter the plea tomorrow.
Volpes case brought national attention and protests.
He is accused of torturing a Haitian Immigrant with a broomstick at a Brooklyn Stationhouse in 1997.
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[Carjacker]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-20 17:03]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Danville man charged with a weekend crime spree of kidnapping and carjacking is in jail tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Authorities say 36-year old Donald Wayne Gary kidnapped two women at gunpoint from the Mohawk Trailer Park on Saturday.
Both women escaped uninjured.
Later that night, police say Gary robbed and carjacked a man at a nearby car wash.
Authorities searched for Gary most the weekend. He was arrested in Danville today.
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[Fleming]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-15 32:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Lynchburg man is standing trial on capital murder charges for what police was a drug- related killing last summer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


33- year- old Darryl Lamont Fleming is accused of stabbing to death 16- year- old Corey Pennix in his Hillside Court home August 15th.
Fleming reportedly told police he'd been under the influence of cocaine the night it happened, and was only defending himself from Pennix.
56 potential jurors were summoned for jury selection today.. the trial is scheduled to last through Friday.

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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


An area program that helps provide prescription drugs to the needy is in jeopardy.
We'll have details.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Plus, a local woman says latex gloves cost her her job.
The story, when News 7 at 11 returns.
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[sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports preview]
[GRAPHIC=none]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=this is Denise]

((THIS IS DENISE ALLEN IN THE NEWS 7 SPORTS DEPARTMENT. AREA HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS SLUG IT OUT ON THE DIAMOND IN REGIONAL ACTION. THE AVALANCHE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT TEAM UP TO EDUCATION CHILDREN, BUT THE HILLCATS GIVE SALEM A LESSON AND AN AREA ATHLETIC DIRECTOR IS SPLITTING BOARDS AND SETTING STANDARDS. WE'LL HAVE THOSE STORIES AND MORE IN SPORTS.))
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q= IN SPORTS]



[Y2K]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-10 1:56:58]
[GRAPHIC=Battling the Bug]


Virginia's Y2K director has identified 319 critical services state government provides.
Today, she reported that 149 of those services are 100-percent ready for the Year 2000.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]


That means 170 state services are NOT completely ready for the calendar change that could throw computers into turmoil.
State agencies have a July first deadline to become "Y2K compliant."
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 02:15:42]
[IN Q=Of course]

((BETTE DILLEHAY/VIRGINIA Y2K DIRECTOR: OF COURSE, THE BEST LAID PLANS OFTEN HAVE TO BE REVISED. WE HAVE A NUMBER OF AGENCIES WHO COME FORWARD AND INDICATED THAT THEIR SCHEDULES MAY REQUIRE THAT THEY EXTEND WORK THROUGH. MOST OF THEM IN THAT GROUP WILL BE COMPLETE BY AUGUST ONE.))
[SUPER=01-Bette Dillehay/Virginia Y2K Director; ]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=August one.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The Gilmore administration announced today that only eight state agencies are less than 90-percent complete in their Y2K preparations.
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[Prescription-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-24 14:46]
[GRAPHIC=Prescription Drugs]


A central Virginia program that helps provide emergency medications for elderly and low- income residents is in danger of running out of money.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Dramatic increases in the number of clients they serve and in the cost of medications have put the Community Prescription Program in financial jeopardy.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:03;02]
[IN Q=The cost of]

((LINDSEY EDWARDS/PROGRAM DIRECTOR: THE COST OF MEDICATIONS HAS SKYROCKETED. WHEN YOU'RE DEALING WITH PEOPLE ON DISABILITY AND A FIXED INCOME, THEIR COST OF LIVING INCREASE DOES NOT COME ANYWHERE CLOSE TO THE ANNUAL RISE IN THE COST OF MEDICATIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Lindsey Edwards/Program Director]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=cost of medications.]
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[VO-NAT]


Edwards says the program has a 20- thousand dollar annual budget, but only has 45 hundred dollars to last the rest of the year.
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[Latex-gloves]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-13 1:19:07]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


A Vinton woman is suing the makers of Latex gloves.
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


After 14 years of being exposed to Latex- -and the cornstach powder used to make them easier to apply- -Lisa Williams discovered she'd developed an acute reaction.
She had to quit her job as a Urology Technician.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:17:53]
[IN Q=My former employer]

((MY FORMER EMPLOYER DID ALL THEY COULD DO FOR ME AT JEFFERSON SURGICAL... JUST MY ALLERGY WAS SO SEVERE THERE WAS NO STOPPING IT.))
[SUPER=01-Lisa Williams/Latex Allergy Sufferer]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=stopping it.]
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[V/O-NAT]
She has a new job now... as the office manager of an insurance group.
Though there's no obvious evidence of Latex in the office, they've had to make a number of changes:
Rubber bands are stashed in a drawer.
Mouse pads were replaced with a harder surface.
Even the coil cord on her telephone was replaced.
She took a substantial cut in pay to work for the Benefits Group... one reason her attorneys filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit for federal court in Virginia... suing the makers of Latex gloves.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Coming up on News 7, a toddler's skull is fractured -
And a faulty TV-cart is apparently to blame.
We'll tell you about the latest product recall.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


And a two-thousand-year old art exhibit brings the splendor of ancient culture to Virginia.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=135-9 0 2/6 1 4 1/2 15 19 29 30]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
9-0-2

(nine, zero, two)


Pick 4:
6-1-4-1

(six, one, four, one)


Cash 5:
2-15-19-29-30

(two, fifteen, nineteen, twenty-nine, thirty)




[TV-Recall]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-B]
[GRAPHIC=Product Recall]


Nearly two million TV Carts are being recalled because they can tip over-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Courtesy: Sauder Woodworking;]


Sauder (Sow-der) Woodworking company of Ohio says in one case the skull of a three year old girl was fractured when the cart and television fell over.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:05:23]
[IN Q=nat sound]

((nat sound of cart tipping over))
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND]
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[VO-NAT]


The ready-to-assemble TV carts were sold nationwide from 1989 through 1998-
They feature a swivel top and a bottom shelf with hinged double doors.
The name (Sow-der) Sauder is also on the casters or a metal plate inside the cart's door.
The company is offering a free repair kit- to widen the base of the cart.
(+++++++)

[take pinnacle board]
Consumers can contact the company toll free at 888-800-4590 betweeen 7am and 11pm Monday through Friday.
(+++++++++)




[Egypt]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-18 25:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It is the largest exhibit the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has ever done.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The sweeping "Splendors of Ancient Egypt" opens this week in Richmond and runs through November.
It covers two thousand years of Egyptian art and culture.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:10:52 ]
[IN Q=I was]

((KATHERINE LEE/VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS: I WAS JUST BOWLED OVER BY THE RANGE AND THE QUALITY OF THESE WORKS. THAT WE HAVE VERY BIG MONUMENTAL FIGURES AND THEN VERY TINY, REFINED JEWELS, AND SMALL SCULPTURAL PIECES))
[SUPER=01-Katherine Lee/Virginia Museum of Fine Arts;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=sculptural pieces.]
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[VO-NAT]


If you plan a trip to Richmond for the Egyptian art, plan to check out the new "Mysteries of Egypt" IMAX film at the nearby Science Musem of Virginia.
The museum's restored IMAX theater will be showing the 49- minute film all summer.
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[Weather] [05/24/1999] [WXPRO/FULL] Current Statistics Weather Statistics [MUSIC UNDER] [COMMERCIAL] [CK/CHYRON/VIEWERNET] [CK/WXPRO]WEATHER MAPS [CK/CHYRON/5 PAGES] FORECASTS [ESS/FULL] EXTENDED FORECAST [Forecasts]
[SUPER=#577]
[SUPER=X5000]
[SUPER=330-Partly Cloudy/And Breezy/50-53/Partly Sunny/And Cool/70-72]
[SUPER=331-Partly Cloudy/Wind W-15/50-54/Partly Sunny/Wind W-20/70-74]
[SUPER=332-Partly Cloudy/And Cool/46-48/Partly Sunny/Gusty Winds/64-68]
[SUPER=333-Mostly/Cloudy/43-45/Variably/Cloudy/60-62]
[SUPER=334-Cloudy And/Cool/42-45/Cloudy And/Windy/60-62]

[SUPER=X5001][S-Extra]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=extra point]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Coming up, Cal McCombs, the new gridiron leader at VMI visits the Roanoke Valley, regional high school baseball and softball action is here.
ANd carolina league highlights.
Those stories coming up but first here are the scores.
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[go to score] [WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=x5011;]
[SUPER=0093-/Salem/3/j/Lynchburg/9///;]
[SUPER=X5010;]
[SUPER=0091-j/Texas/12//Tampa Bay/3///j/Chicago/10//Cleveland/3///;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0091-j/Toronto/12//Detroit/6////Boston///New York///Postponed/;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0092-/Montreal/4/j/Philadelphia/5////New York/4/j/Pittsburgh/7///;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0092-/Florida/7//Chicago/5//9th//Atlanta/7//Milwaukee/10///;]
[super=x5012;]
[super=0094-/Franklin Co.///Albemarle///No Rpt//Cave Spring/3/j/GW Danville/6//Northwest Region/;]
[super=x5009;]
[super=0094-/Brookville///Tunstall///No Rpt//Salem///Dan River///No Rpt/;]
[super=x5009;]
[super=0094-j/Cave Spring/4//EC Glass/1//Softball/;]
[SUPER=X5028;]
[SUPER=0096-/Atlanta/66/j/New York/79///;]
[super=x5031;]
[super=0103-/Colorado/2/j/Dallas/4///;]
[RUNS=:50]

[OC...LAST SCORE]
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[GO TO BREAK]







[s-sOFTBALL]


[ANCHOR=dENISE]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-27 tc]
[GRAPHIC=softball]


The action in regional action in high school softball is heating up.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./EC Glass vs Cave Spring;]


Cave Spring and EC Glass met at Donald Shell Memorial Park in Roanoke County in the opening round of the Northwest Region tournament.
Glass' Melinda Carpenter smacks this Lauren Lowe pitch into the outfield and gets the RBI. Heidi Swanson makes it home and it three-one Knights in the first.
[super=34-EC Glass/1/Cave Spring/4;]


Cave Spring wouldn't let down though. The Knights hold on to the lead and win the regional opener four to one.
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[S-VMI]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-35 tc 1:08:42]
[GRAPHIC=VMI Football]


The Keydett's first year head coach is installing a new offense and defense in hopes of bringing more "W's" to VMI.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Cal McCombs visited the Roanoke Valley Sports Club last night.
He's been doing a lot of visiting lately.
McCombs says he's been traveling the state, meeting with high school football coaches to learn more about the Old Dominion's high school football programs.
He says the Virginia Military Institute's future football success will be built with state talent.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=we should]
[SUPER=01-Cal McCombs/VMI Head Coach;]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=at VMI]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


McCombs inherits a Keydet team that's only had one win in the past two seasons.
But he's bringing a new game plan to the school.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=and in my]

(())
[RUNS=24]
[OUT Q=more blitzin']
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-34 tc 57:04]
[GRAPHIC=TECH BASEBALL]


The Virginia Tech Hokies will be playing close to home whtn NC-double-A baseball tournament begins.
Pairings were announced yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Yesterday;:00]


The Hokies, who have won 17 out of their last 18 games will play Richmond in their opening game Friday in Winston-Salem.
Tech beat Richmond during the regular season, but the newly crowned A-10 champs are more excited about playing close to home.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="Well, as much...]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Hartman/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=....SO FAR."]
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[S-Surf]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-31 1:31:27]
[GRAPHIC=avalanche/hillcats]


The Salem Avalanche joined forces with the Bedford County Sheriff's department during yesterday's Avalanche/Lynchburg Hillcats game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Over four thousand kids wrapped up Internet education week with Operation Blue Ridge Thunder Safe Surfin Day designed to create awareness on how to keep children safe on the Internet.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I can't]

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD COUNTY SHERIFF:)) ((DAVE OSTER/AVALANCHE GENERAL MANAGER:))
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford County Sheriff; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dave Oster/Avalanche General Manager; :07]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=......bring to us"]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Hillcats vs. Avalanche;]


On to the game. In the bottom of the fourth, Salem's' Todd Sears sends this pitch over the left-center field wall. The solo shot closed the Hillcats advantage to a run, 3-2.
[SUPER=37-Lynchburg/9/Salem/3; :]But Steve Matcuk's pitch gets by the Salem catcher allowing Lynchburg's Kory DeHan

n to score, in the top of the fifth and the Hillcats win 9-to-3.
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((BYE BYE))


[sports tease]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports tease]
[GRAPHIC=none]



(ad lib)

[S-Sandy]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-40 ]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 sports]


Salem high school athletic director Sandy Hadaway has help two Spartan teams win state championships this year.
And while she's enjoying the success there's a lot of pressure that comes with the territory.
Steve Mason shows us Hadaway gets away from it all.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sandy Hadaway/10 Years as Salem A.D. ;:08]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :30]
[SUPER=01-Bill Gerrol/Salem Assistant Principal; :36]
[SUPER=01-Charlie Morgan/Salem Boys Basketball Coach; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-Andrae Via/Spartan Point Guard; 1:20]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:36]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=news 7 sports"]
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((After a 16 hour day at Salem, Sandy Hadaway gets her kicks by relaxing in a therapeutic martial arts class. ((:))
Taekwondo America is about the only place Sandy catches a break these days. Dealing with 31 Salem sports entails a constant barrage of coaches demands, going to as many Spartan events as possible and making tough decisions in staff meetings, But martial arts have made this 47 year old mentally strong. ((:)) ((:)) While Football coach Willis White and basketball coach Charlie Morgan and their teams received most of the glory from state championship seasons, Hadaway stays out of the limelight. But her extra curricular activities haven't gone unnoticed.))


[leaning-tower]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=net-]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The leaning tower of Pisa is leaning a little less these days.
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[VO-NAT]

[21:07:46]
[SUPER=03-Pisa, Italy]


In Feburary, workers started removing soil from under the base of the tower.
The experiment is an effort to make the monument settle better into the ground.
Experts reported Saturday that the tower has straightened about one-fifth of an inch since the experiment began.
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