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Coming up on News 7-
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Are the Standards of learning tests unfair. That's what some parents and teachers are saying.
It may seem like child;s play but the arrival of one Toy company in this area will bring hundreds of jobs.
And more information tonight ont he fatal fall of Wrestler Owen Hart.
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News 7 is next.
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[SOT 00:13:11]
[IN Q=if schools are]

((KAREN WOOD/PARENT; IF SCHOOLS ARE TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR LOW SCORES ON THE TEST, THEN SO SHOULD THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.))
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[VO-NAT]


Parents and teachers demand changes in SOL tests at a public form in Roanoke.
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[SOL-hearing]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good Evening, I''m Jean Jadhon. State School Board members endured more than two hours of complaints at the Patrick Henry High School Auditorium tonight.
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Eric Earnhart was there, he's in the newsroom with more. [take Eric full]
[super=@Eric1]


Jean, the topic of tonight's hearing was supposed to be, how should schools be rewarded when their students pass the SOL's, and should they be penalized when they don't.
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[SUPER=01-Charlotte Creasy/Parent; :34]
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[OUT Q=precipitate improvement]

(( Instead, parents and teachers spoke of the consequences they're suffering because of the SOL tests themselves...

The told stories of children with damaged self-esteem.

[SOT 15:31:33]
[IN Q=we realize that our]

(( TERRI FLANAGAN/PARENT; WE REALIZE THAT OUR CHILDREN MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE THINGS THAT THEY ARE TAUGHT , BUT THIS SOL THING IS GETTING OUT OF HAND. OUR CHILDREN ARE BEING PUSHED SO HARD THEY DO NOT HAVE ANY TIME TO THINK ABOUT BEING A CHILD ANY MORE. ))
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[OUT Q=a child anymore]



They spoke about teachers with no time for creativity... drilling social studies students to remember names, places and dates.

[SOT 15:18:38]
[IN Q=which makes learning]

(( CHARLOTTE CREASY/PARENT; WHICH MAKES LEARNING THIS ONE SOL MORE LIKE PREPARING FOR TRIVIAL PURSUIT -APPLAUSE- RATHER THAN BUILDING AN UNDERSTANDING OF HOW SOCIETIES CHANGE. ))
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[OUT Q=how societies change]


And administrators, already faced with limited resources... voiced concerned about the prospect of further "punishment" from the state.

[SOT 15:28:46]
[IN Q=we all know]

(( DAVID MARTIN/HENRY CO. SUPERINTENDENT; WE ALL KNOW THAT WE HAVE TO IMPROVE, AND WE WANT TO IMPROVE. I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT PLACING ADDITIONAL PRESSURE ON EDUCATORS IN THE FORM OF THREATENING CONSEQUENCES WILL PRECIPITATE IMPROVEMENT. ))
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[OUT Q=precipitate improvement]))

[take Eric full]
The state board is supposed to develop a plan of punishment and rewards for the SOL testing program, and return for more public hearings... but the message tonight was clear... these parents and teachers want fundamental changes in the program itself... and if they don't get it... they'll have a lot more to say in the next round of hearings... Jean?
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[E-Toys]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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It's called E-toys- toys over the internet and it's welcome news for Pittsylvania County's troubled economy-
As Marya Jones reports the companys bringing hundreds of jobs to the area.
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[SUPER=01-Sen. Charles Hawkins/(R) Chatham; :24]
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((NAT SOUND CLAPPING)) (([Guy holding up welcome sign]
Pittsylvania County brought out a warm welcome for the area's newest major employer, eToys.
The California-based internet toy retailer says it will bring 330 full-time and 900 holiday seasonal jobs to the area. Along with an investment of 14-million dollars.
The good news even made some local lawmakers feel like it WAS the holiday season.
[SOT 1:31:31 - 1:31:53]
[RUNS= :22]

((CHARLES HAWKINS/SENATOR-CHATHAM: IT IS CHRISTMAS. IT IS WHAT WE'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR. IT IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY FOR JOBS THAT HAVE NOT ONLY A FAIRLY GOOD INCOME PROVIDED WITH THEM, BUT ALSO A FUTURE. THIS IS THE GROWING INDUSTRY THAT WE HAVE TO TAP INTO AND IT GIVES US ACCESS TO THOSE MARKETS AND THOSE JOBS THAT HERETOFORE HAVE NOT BEEN AVAILABLE FOR US. THIS GETS US IN THE BALLGAME.)) ((MARYA JONES/NEWS 7: IT'S A DIFFERENT BALLGAME FOR THE THE AREA. ETOYS DOES ITS BUSINESS HERE ON THE INTERNET, WHERE IT SELLS CHILDRENS VIDEOS, SOFTWARE, MUSIC AND GAMES. LAST YEAR, THE COMPANY HAD SALES TOTALLING THIRTY-MILLION DOLLARS.))
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This warehouse in Blairs will serve as eToys' East Coast shipping and distribution center...and company officials say the central location was only part of their decision.
[SOT 1:22:45 - 1:24:00]
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((GERARD ELCHAAR/eTOYS: THERE'S NO QUESTION THAT THE SITE FROM VIRGINIA'S STRATEGIC LOCATION, ITS HIGHLY SKILLED WORKFORCE AND ITS DEDICATED OFFICIALS ...THESE WERE THE MAIN INGREDIENT IN OUR SELECTION PROCESS. ))
The distribution center is scheduled to open for business July of next year. Hiring is expected to begin in several months. Marya Jones, News 7.))
[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey [WX1] [11:00pm] [05/25/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [EFFECT TO] [WXPRO/FULL]TEMPERATURE WAKE UP FORECAST

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[DISSOLVE INTO GRAPHIC!!!]
He says he was only trying to inspire his deputies to fight for a pay raise..
..but when Lynchburg sheriff Lawrence Simpson mentioned burning crosses on the lawns of city council members, he ignited a firestorm of controversy that could cost him his job.
Steve Smallshaw has the latest.
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[SUPER=01-Gil Cobbs/Lynchburg Democratic Committee; :25]
[SUPER=01-Jack Mills/SCLC Bedford Chapter; :51]
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(( As controversy continues to swirl around sheriff Lawrence Simpson, more questions are being raised about his character.
Former jailer Harry Shelton says he's heard Simpson make other inappropriate racial and ethnic remarks.
[SOT 12:56:35]

((HARRY SHELTON/FORMER JAIL EMPLOYEE: HE LOOKED AT THAT TICKET AND SAYS `WELL THIS DUDE'S CRAZY, LOOK AT HIS LAST NAME, HE'S A POLLACK'. AND HE SAID THAT IN FRONT OF SEVERAL OF THE DEPUTIES UPSTAIRS.))
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((GIL COBBS/LYNCHBURG DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE: THE SHERIFF IS NOT ALL BAD, NOT ALL BAD, BUT WHEN YOU DO THINGS YOU HAVE TO PAY A PRICE.))
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[OUT Q=pay a price.]


The price Cobbs and others want Simpson to pay is with his job.
Lynchburg Democrats have drafted a letter to Simpson, asking that he resign.
Now, local citizens are talking about getting up a petition.. they'll need ten percent of the people who voted in the 1997 election to sign it, in order to ask a circuit court judge for a recall.
[SOT 17:31:22]

((JACK MILLS/SCLC BEDFORD CHAPTER: GET HIM IN FRONT OF A CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE AND SEE WHAT HE'S GOT TO SAY TO THAT JUDGE. THAT'S WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE HAPPEN. THE MAN MADE A BIG MISTAKE AND EVEN THOUGHTS LIKE THAT ARE NOT TOLERABLE IN A SOCIETY TODAY.))
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Simpson has refused to comment.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[Police-Brutality]


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New York City Police Officer Justin Volpe admits he beat up and sodomized Abner Louima with a wooden stick.
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27 year old Volpe admitted to torturing Louima in a Brooklyn station house.
" In the bathroom of the precinct I sodomized Mr Abner Louima with a stick then threatened to kill him if he told anybody."
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The intimidation included ramming a broom handle in the rectum and the mouth of the Haitian immigrant.
Volpe could face life in prison.
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((MARYVN KORNBERG/VOLPE'S ATTORNEY: HE'S REMORSEFUL, HE'S UPSET FOR THE WRONGS HE COMMITEED HE TRIED TO RIGHT IT BY PLEADING GUILTY.))
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[VO-NAT]


Volpe is considered the ring leader on the attack.
Four other police officers remain on trial for their role in the 1997 assault.
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[Wrestler-Death]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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An update tonight on the death of Professional wrestler Owen Hart.
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[VO-NAT]

[20:05:22 TRT 01:29 4:30 ET Maher Pkg] Kansas City police today say that Hart's fatal accident may have been caused by his feathered costume catching on a release cord.
[SUPER=03-Kansas City, MO/Sunday]

Hart died Sunday night after falling 70-feet during a W-W-F match. The head of World Championship Wrestling says serious accidents at wrestling matches are very rare.
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[China-Spying]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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A report out today says that China stole U-S nuclear secrets for twenty years-
David Martin has more from Washington.
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[NO SUPERS! ALREADY ON TAPE!]
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[OUT Q=THE PENTAGON.]

(( HAVING STOLEN SECRETS ON EVERY ONE OF THIS COUNTRY'S MOST ADVANCED NUCLEAR WARHEADS, CHINA NOW HAS NUCLEAR WEAPONS DESIGN INFORMATION ON A PAR WITH THE U.S. THAT ACCORDING TO THE COX REPORT. AND IT'S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THOSE DESIGNS ARE TURNED INTO WEAPONS. SHEBY: YOU WILL SEE IN THE NEXT YEARS, FIVE YEARS, TEN YEARS, A TREMENDOUS CHANGE IN THE WEAPONRY OF THE CHINESE ARSENAL.
WITH SMALLER, MORE POWERFUL WARHEADS LIKE THE ONES CARRIED ON THE TRIDENT SUBMARINE LAUNCHED MISSILE, CHINA COULD REPLACE ITS 1950S-STYLE ICBMS WITH MISSILES MODELED AFTER THE AMERICAN PEACEKEEPER, WHICH IS CAPABLE OF CARRYING MULTIPLE WARHEADS. THE FIRST CHINESE MISSILE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE STOLEN SECRETS IS EXPECTED TO BE FIELDED IN THREE YEARS, ALTHOUGH ONE COMMITTEE MEMBER INSISTS THAT WHEN IT COMES TO BUILDING NUCLEAR WEAPONS CHINA WILL STILL NOT BE IN THE SAME LEAGUE AS THE U.S. DAVID MARTIN/CBS NEWS: AND THOSE STOLEN SECRETS MAY NOT JUST SHOW UP IN CHINESE MISSILES. CHINA HAS A HISTORY OF SELLING WEAPONS TECHNOLOGY TO NUCLEAR WANNABES LIKE IRAN AND NORTH KOREA. DAVID MARTIN, CBS NEWS, THE PENTAGON.))

[City-Manager]


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A second public forum on Roanoke's City Manager search drew a few more people tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
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About fifteen people attended the forum at the Jefferson Center tonight. The meetings are supposed to give citizens a chance to tell the search committee what qualities they want in a new City Manager.
Last night's forum at the Civic Center Exhibition Hall was attended by only four.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Will the woman who allegedly shot her daughter and left her in a near-vegetative state be charged with murder - since her daughter chose to be taken off life support?
Coming up, prosecutors decide.
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[VO-NAT]


And we'll tell you what plea a former teacher entered today over charges that she had sex with a student.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Carroll]


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Cynthia Carroll pleaded NO contest in court today to charges she engaged in a sexual relationship with one of her students.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


Carroll is accused of having sex with the young man when she worked as a teacher and principal at the Three Angels Christian School in Radford.
Jeremy (Cull-tiss) Cultice, who's now 21, says the lenghty relationship began when he was 14.
He says he knew it was wrong but could NOT find the courage to ask for help.
Cultice finally broke his silence last year.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's gotten]

((JEREMY CULTICE: IT'S GOTTEN EASIER, I CAN SLEEP A LITTLE BETTER NOW AND AT LEAST GET UP EVERY MORNING AND SAY WELL, I'M NOT THE BAD PERSON, IT'S NOT ME AND I CAN GO ON WITH MY LIFE TO SOME EXTENT BUT I'M NEVER GOING TO FORGET IT.))
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[VO-NAT]


A judge will decide Carroll's fate in August.
If convicted, she could spend up to 70- years in prison.
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[Wheeler]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=khu]
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The family of a Montvale man killed in a January industrial accident is filing a 10-million dollar lawsuit.
Lewis Wheeler, Junior's family claims he was killed when he got trapped inside an "automatic press" at Virginia Forge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./January 20]


They say the machine went into operation without warning.
Wheeler's widow alleges someone deliberately defeated the safety mechanism on the machine.
Virginia Forge is NOT among those named as defendants in the federal complaint.
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Two Pittsburgh companies and a German firm ARE named... the manufacturers and distributors of the press.



[Florida-RightDie]


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A mother who allegedly shot her daughter won't be charged with murder- even though the woman died after being taken off life support.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/File Tape]


Shirley Egan will still be tried for attempted murder-
The 68-year allegedly shot her daughter, Georgette Smith- after she apparently heard Smith talk about putting her in a nursing home.
Smith was paralyzed - unable to eat and barely able to speak.
Smith won the right to be taken off life support and died last week.
She said she did not want her mother charged with murder.
Prosecutors said Egan's deteriorating health and her relationship to Smith made a murder charge inappropriate.
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[ToysRUs]


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Some needy kids in Virginia can look forward to holiday bonuses from Toys-R-Us.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Virginia will get more than one million dollars in toys and cash.
It's part of a settlement with 43 states.
Toys R Us and three toy makers were accused of conspiring to keep some toys out of discount stores.
Virginia's piece of the 50-million-dollar settlement will be spread out over the next three holiday seasons.
Needy children will get toys and books, distributed through the Marines' Toys for Tots program.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Franklin County's administrator is stepping down.
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[VO-NAT]

Coming up - many speculate Macon Sammons resignation is a result of public pressure. We'll tell you what he says.
Details straight ahead.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=136-4 7 4/9 1 6 9/12 22 23 24 34/12 35 36 38 39/30]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
4-7-4

(four, seven, four)


Pick 4:
9-1-6-9

(nine, one, six, nine)


Cash 5:
12-22-23-24-34

(twelve, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four, thirty-four)


The Big Game:
12-35-36-38-39. Big Money Ball: 30

(twelve, thirty-five, thirty-six, thirty-eight, thirty-nine. Big

Money Ball: thirty)

[Sammons]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tte]
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Franklin County's administrator is resigning after a 6-year-tenure.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Macon Sammons is headed to Virginia Tech, where he will promote local economic growth.
He says he's already improved Smith Mountain Lake and created two industrial parks.
But sources say county supervisors have privately criticized his performance.
Sammons won't say.
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[IN Q=How much of this]

((MACON SAMMONS/CO. ADMINISTRATOR: HOW MUCH OF THIS IS DUE TO PUBLIC PRESSURE FROM THE BOARD? I HAVE BEEN A CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER IN VIRGINIA LOCALITIES FOR 17 CONSECUTIVE YEARS. THAT'S A LONG TIME, A LOT OF NIGHT MEETINGS -- I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO A CHANGE. butt butt butt DON HUTCHERSON/BUSINESS OWNER: THE GUY HAS NEVER DONE ANYTHING BAD TO ME OR ANYTHING ELSE BUT WE NEED MORE DYNAMIC LEADERSHIP I THINK THAN HE WAS GIVING US.))
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Sammons says his resignation is effective July second.

[PH-Teachers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=99-13 1:21:44]
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Students at the top of the class, and at the bottom receive their teacher's attention, but sometimes students in the middle are on their own.
A new program at Patrick Henry High School promises to change that.
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[NAT SOT OF STUDENTS 00:52:01 TAPE 1]
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((PUSH UP PUSH UP. THERE YOU GO. GOOD JOB.))
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[OUT Q=Good Job.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.]


About sixty rising sophomores have signed on with the ASSIST program. And ten teachers have volunteered to serve as mentors.
This week, small groups are visiting Apple Ridge Farm in Floyd County for exercises designed to build teamwork and trust.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=In the future]

((SHEREE WILLIAMS: IN THE FUTURE, WHEN LIKE WE'RE READY TO GRADUATE, WE'LL HAVE SOMEBODY TO TALK TO, AND IF WE'RE HAVING PROBLEMS WE CAN WORK THAT OUT WITH A TEACHER THAT WE TRUST. ))
[SUPER=01-Sheree Williams/Rising Sophomore; :]
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[OUT Q=teacher that we trust.]
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[VO-NAT]


Over the next three years, school officials hope the ASSIST Program will help students improve their academic performance, become more involved in school activities, and make stronger connections among students of different backgrounds.
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Highlights from two regional higfh school games, plus we will introduce you to the Redskins new owner,
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[SUPER=75-Potomac, MD/Today;]


and our extra point takes place near Washington. Iron Mike Tyson returned to his Potomac Maryland home a day after he was released from jail. He has been cleared to box in Nevada now that he is out of jail and he is expected to fight again in August. [go to score] [WIPE TO MOTION]
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[S-Softball]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=dal]
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The Lady Highlanders moved a step closer to another region C championship.
Glenvar has won the regional softball title the past three years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Galax vs. Glenvar;]


Galax traveled to Roanoke County yesterday and the Maroon Tide was hoping to stop the Lady Highlanders in their tracks.
Galax took the early three to two lead, but in the bottom of the second this wild pitch allowed Heather Strine to make it home and cut the Tide advantage to one.
Then in the bottom of the fourth Glenvar broke it open, Kelly Shreve at bat, the infield grounder is enough to bring home another Highlander run and it's five-three Glenvar.
[super=34-Galax/3/Glenvar/14;]


Still in the fourth the Tide can't handle the hit, another Highlander crosses the plate and Glenvar wins it 14-to-three and travels to Covington for the Region C softball quarterfinals.
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[S-Baseball]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-34 tc 57:48]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Fort Chiswell vs. Glenvar;]


Just down the hill Fort Chiswell and Glenvar were slugging it out in the Region C BASEBALL Quarterfinals.
The Pioneers down eight to nothing in the top of the six get a glimmer of hope as the sacrifice fly brings home Jonathan Harman. But that's were the rally would end.
[super=34-Fort Chiswell/1/Glenvar/8;]


Glenvar pitcher Jeremy Cromer only allowed one hit and had 11 K's in five innings.
And reliever Jarod Sword came in and gave away just one hit to help the Highlanders to the eight to one win.
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[anchor=steve]
[ss=high school baseball]


Glenvar travels to Independence for the Region C Semi-finals on Thursday. ((BYE BYE))


[S-Snyder]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-38 59:58]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


NFL owners have gathered in Atlanta, Georgia for their annual spring meetings.
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The main topic of the day was the official sale of the Washington Redskins to
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that guy Daniel Snyder. The 34 year old communications businessman and his ownership group paid a whopping 800 million for the 67 year old franchise. His first speech as an NFL owner was filled with thank yous.
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Game two of the Avalanche/Hillcats three game series is in the books. Salem wins 10-4. Until tonight, Avs had been outscored 31 to 8 in their last four games. The tough stretch has not hurt the gate in the least.
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Through 23 home games, Salem attendance is is up 22 percent. This weekend, the Avs drew nearly 14 thousand, 500 fans and yesterday, over 51 hundred showed up at the yard.
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Down 3-1 to Portland and facing elimination last night, Utah had to win and the Jazz did 88-71.
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It would get bloody. Brian Grant eats Karl Malone's elbow for lunch, he bleeds and he gets a six stitches in his eye.
The mailman delivered with 23 points but also had a few nice assists, including this dish to Greg Ostertag.
[SUPER=32-Utah/88/Portland/71;]Grant would make his presense known, coming back from the injury to slam home this d

unk.
John Stockton had 14 assists, jeff Hornacek 14 points and this assists to Malone. Utah wins and game six is Thursday at the Rose palace.
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still to come in sports, dale earnhardt Junior talks about the one million new buds he has just joined up with,
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and we will take you to Hunting Hills to tee off for sight with a real trick shot artist, stay with us.
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The 18th annual Tee Off for Sight charity golf event opned eyes and wallets today to the tune of $30 thousand dollars.
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The tournament was once again held at Hunting Hills and the proceeds go to "Prevent Blindness of Virginia."
Sight screening was also offered at the tournament site again this year, a service that has proved to be extremely valuable.
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This year's special guest was trick shot superstar Paul Hahn.
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Hahn showed off a number of tricks this afternoon like driving with a putter and chiping with a special banana shaped wedge.
He also showed off his politician club, which he says - has a pointed head and doesn't work.
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The Winston Cup cars return to Lowe's Motor Speedway at Charlotte tonight for Coke 600 quailfying.
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Dale Earnhardt Junior is gonna try to make his first Cup race.
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And yesterday the pre-race hype surrounding this event included an annoucement by his sponsor Budweiser that it is distributing over 1 million cans of Bud nationwide with his car and likeness on them.
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And you can hear much more from "Little E" this weekend as Mike Stevens presents another of our NASCAR 99 specials - a preview of this weekend's Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte. Be sure to join us Saturday night at seven right here on Your Hometown Station.
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Mike Stevens will join us live on News 7 at 5, 6 and 11 from pole night tonight.

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