[News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

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


Coming up on News 7-
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Six people are killed in a crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
NS trains weren't running today and it wasn't because of the holiday. We'll tell you what's going on.
And one person dives into the Memorial Day holiday with flying colors.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.
[Open]
[SUPER=#4064; News 7 at Eleven Headline Banner]
[SUPER=@Jean1;]
[SUPER=@Robin1;]
[SUPER=@Denise1;]



[NS-Conrail]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-21 19:17]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]


There were no Norfolk Southern trains running on this Memorial Day in the Northeastern United States...but it wasn't because of the holiday.
N-S officially takes over nearly sixty percent of Conrail's routes in the Northeast tomorrow.
[ss=Rail Merger]


Norfolk Southern's plan to carve up Conrail -- splitting tracks with CSX -- brings two trains to a region that's been monopolized by one.
It's the biggest rail merger ever ... and as Scott Goldberg reports it could mean big things for Roanoke.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Norfolk Southern]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Susan Bland/Norfolk Southern; :15]
[SUPER=@Scott1; :35]
[SUPER=01-Pate King/United Transportation Union; 1:29]
[SUPER=01-Tom McCoy/Brotherhood of Maint. Way Empl.; 1:48]
[RUNS=2:19]
[OUT Q=SG N7]
(///// SOT /////)
(([SOT -- NS RIDE ALONG TAPE]
[IN Q=NATSOUND]

((NATSOUND: TRAIN GOING BY))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]


Norfolk Southern has been chugging toward Tuesday for two years.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT -- RIDE ALONG TAPE -- 26:02]
[IN Q=]

((QUICK!!!!! NATSOUND: TRAIN WHISTLE))
[RUNS= 01]
[OUT Q=]


The railroad calls it "Day One..."
The day it takes over nearly 60 percent of Conrail.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT susan bland tape at 34:12]
[IN Q=norfolk southern]

((SUSAN BLAND: NORFOLK SOUTHERN IS LOOKING FORWARD TO DAY ONE. WE ARE THERE. WE'RE READY. WE'RE AT THE GATE.))
[RUNS= 04]
[OUT Q=THE GATE]


But getting there wasn't easy.
Splitting Conrail's routes between N-S and CSX is the most complex restructuring in railroad history.
Day One was pushed back twice, giving all three railroads extra time to plan.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT Tultex/NS-trucks tape at 8:48]
[IN Q=if everything]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: IF EVERYTHING GOES ACCORDING TO PLANS, NORFOLK SOUTHERN EXPECTS THE CONRAIL DEAL TO DO FOR TRAINS WHAT THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM DID FOR CARS AND TRUCKS ... ADDING DIRECT ROUTES BETWEEN MAJOR CITIES AND SUBTRACTING HOURS FROM THE TIME IT TAKES TO SHIP FREIGHT ON THE GROUND.))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUT Q=THE GROUND]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT susan bland tape at 39:29]
[IN Q=WE'RE GOING]

((SUSAN BLAND: WE'RE GOING TO REALLY STREAMLINE AND REALLY HOPEFULLY PROVIDE A COMPETITIVE PACKAGE TO THE POTENTIAL SHIPPER.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=POTENTIAL SHIPPER]


Norfolk Southern hopes to be so competitive, it will lure business away from trucks.
After three years, the railroad predicts a million fewer trucks will drive U-S highways...
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tultex/ns trucks tape]
[IN Q=natsound]

((QUICK!!!!! NATSOUND: TRUCKS SCREAM BY ON HIGHWAY))
[RUNS=00]
[OUT Q=]


Including Virginia's Interstate 81.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT NS RIDE ALONG TAPE AT 28:40]
[IN Q=NATSOUND]

((NATSOUND -- TRAINS PASSING BY "INCREASED RAIL TRAFFIC" SIGN))
[RUNS= 01]
[OUT Q=]


At the same time, traffic on the Shenandoah train route that runs through Roanoke could triple. [from ns merger 1 tape]
The United Transportation Union hopes that means more jobs for Roanoke conductors...
But worries it will just mean more work for members already on the job six days a week.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ns merger 1 tape at 4:21]
[IN Q=INCREASED TRAFFIC]

((PATE KING: INCREASED TRAFFIC MEANS INCREASED MANPOWER. IF YOU DON'T HAVE IT, YOU JUST PUT PRESSURE ON PEOPLE TO WORK SEVEN DAYS A WEEK INSTEAD OF SIX DAYS A WEEK.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=SIX DAYS A WEEK]


For its part, Norfolk Southern has promised Roanoke a net GAIN of jobs. [set-up shot from ns merger 1]
That's a promise Tom McCoy said he heard in 1982... when Norfolk and Western merged with Southern Railway.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ns merger 1 at 11:28]
[IN Q=we lost]

((TOM MCCOY: WE LOST HALF OUR MEMBERSHIP AND THEY BASICALLY WERE TELLING US AT THAT TIME THAT THERE'D BE NO JOB CUTS. BUT OVER A PERIOD OF 16 OR 17 YEARS, THEY CUT US IN HALF.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=IN HALF]


Norfolk Southern insists this merger will bring a renewed level of dedication to Roanoke..
But it could take years to find out just how many new jobs it brings.
For now, the railroad that calls itself the Thoroughbred of Transportation is focusing on getting out of the gate .. making sure the biggest merger in railroad history is also a smooth one.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.
(---------)))






[PA-Turnpike]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-A]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


Memorial Day weekend ended with six deaths on the Pennsylvania Turnpike today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co., PA;]


The driver of a Ford Van lost control and went into the emergency turnaround area of the median.
The van - with seven people inside - collided head on with an oncoming tractor trailer-
The van burst into flames. Six people were pronounced dead at the scene.
The Lancaster newspaper says the van was filled with Amish people who had hired a driver to take them on a trip.
(------------)
(wipe wipe wipe)



[NC-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-E]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]

(wipe wipe wipe)
(------------)
[VO-NAT 17:35]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co., NC]


A crash to the South- along Route 220 in North Carolina south of Greensboro.
Two people died in the multi-vehicle accident in Montgomery County-
The crash happened near the Candor exit this afternoon.
(------------)



[Stampede]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=JJA]
[TAPE#=net-B]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A stampede at a rock concert left 54 people dead- and many more injured.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Minsk, Belarus;]


It happened in the former Soviet Republic of Belarus-
The crowd was made up mostly of teenage girls- attending a beer festival and rock concert.
Authorities say many in the crowd of twenty five thousand were under the influence of alcohol when it started raining.
As people flocked to an underground passage for shelter, people began slipping on the wet stairs of the tunnel.
They were trampled as people outside kept pushing to get in.
As the situation got out of control, police officers tried to intervene to save those being crushed.
Two officers were killed in the stampede.
Reports tell of hundreds of injured being transported to hospitals near the site of the accident.
One 19 year old survivor says he escaped by crawling between the legs of others.
(------------)



[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-C]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Civilians Killed]


Serb officials say NATO missiles smashed into a hospital and retirement home today- killing at least 16 people.
(-----------)

[vo-nat]
[Super=03-Surdulica, Yugoslavia;]


NATO says it's investigating the attack.
Meanwhile Serb TV reports another ten people were killed when alliance missiles hit an apartment building
Today President Clinton reminded Americans of the ethnic cleansing there comparing the conflict to World War Two.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=14:50:27]

((THE GOVERNMNET OF SERBIA IS SIMILIAR TO THAT OF NAZI GERMANY, THAT ROSE TO POWER IN PART BY GETTING PEOPLE TO LOOK DOWN ON PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT RACE OR ETHNICITY TELLING THEM THEY HAVE NO PLACE IN THEIR COUNTRY ADN EVEN NO RIGHT TO LIVE.))
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=no right to live]
(---------)

[vo-nat]
[Super=03-Arlington;]


The President made the comments at Arlington national Cemetery.
(-------------)



[Bedford-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#599-4 1:09:50]
[GRAPHIC=Memorial Day]


55 years after thousands of Americans died on the beaches of Normandy, work continues on a memorial honoring the heroes of D-Day.
Steve Smallshaw has more from today's ceremonies in Bedford.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The hillside]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Brothers/Sculptor; :36]
[SUPER=01-Bernard Marie/Normandy, France Native; :53]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:02]
[RUNS=1:05]
[OUT Q=News7, Bedford.]


(( The hillside overlooking Bedford County still bears just the outline of what will be the Operation Overlord monument.. but central Virginia's D-Day Memorial now has something tangible for visitors to appreciate.
[natsot clapping 11:35:55]
[RUNS= 02]


Hundreds of veterans and their families got their first look at "Across the Beach".. the cast bronze work of sculptor Jim Brothers, showing a D-Day soldier carrying a wounded comrade to safety.
Brothers got a present himself earlier in the day, a G.I. helmet worn on Normandy beach 55 years ago.. and signed by the surviving veterans who attended the ceremony.
[SOT 9:50:40]

((JIM BISHOP/SCULPTOR: THIS MEANS AN AWFUL LOT IS ALL I CAN SAY.. THE PEOPLE THAT SHED THEIR BLOOD FOR US, THAT WENT OVER THERE AND RISKED THEIR LIVES.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=risked their lives.]


Nearly everyone in this crowd has a story to tell about D-Day, including Bernard Marie, who was just five years old the day the Allieds stormed the beach in his hometown.
[SOT 11:04:18]

((BERNARD MARIE/NORMANDY, FRANCE NATIVE: AS LONG AS I LIVE, I WILL NEVER FORGET WHAT AMERICA DID FOR MY NATIVE COUNTRY, AND ALL THE FRENCH PEOPLE WILL NEVER FORGET.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=will never forget.]


Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.))

[Memorial-Day]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=99-20 21:25]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Roanoke had its own Memorial today in honor of America's fallen soldiers.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


About one hundred and fifty people converged on Lee Plaza to pay tribute to the men and women who died fighting for our country.
At least one speaker wanted today's ceremony to serve as a reminder to Americans that freedom should not be taken for granted.
(//////SOT//////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think]
(BRIG. GEN. ALAN FERRELL/V. M. I. DEAN OF FACULTY: I THINK THOSE THAT HAVE ENJOYED THE BENEFITS OF LIFE IN AMERICA CAN

UNDERSTAND WHAT IT WAS THAT THE SACRIFICE OF OTHERS BOUGHT FOR THEM.)
[SUPER=01-Brig. Gen. Alan Ferrell/VMI Dean of Faculty;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=for them.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Ferrell also told listeners that all veterans should be remembered, not just those whose lives were lost.
(------------)





[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey [WX1] [11:00pm] [05/31/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE
[EFFECT TO]

[Memorial Day Flag]


[ANCHOR=Robin]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rre]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

It was a rather unique tribute to US veterans today in Greenville, SC
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greenville, SC]

A skydiver turned himself into flying flagpole. Jumping from 14,000 feet, Jamie Lynn attached a 10 by 20 foot banner to himself. The weather was great for this very special Memorial Day event.
(------------)

[WXPRO/FULL]WAKE UP FORECAST [Toss back to anchor][Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


When News 7 returns, from the people who brought you Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync,
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

comes C-Note.
The group appeared in Roanoke tonight... as this year's Festival in the Park continues.
We'll have highlights, straight ahead.
(-------------)



[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 SEVEN SPORTS DEPARTMENT: IN TEXAS THE SPURS WIN A TIGHT ONE OFF CRUCIAL THREE POINTERS BY SEAN ELLIOT. AREA DOCTORS ARE BATTLING IT OUT ON THE COURT FOR CHARITY, ALSO CYCLIST TAKE TO THE STREETS OF ROANOKE--ALOT OF PRIZE MONEY WAS AT STAKE AND THE N-C-DOUBLE-A WILL DECIDE THE BATTLE OF THE BATS AFTER THE EXPERIMENTAL SEASON. THOSE STORIES AND OTHERS IN SPORTS.))
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=IN SPORTS]



[Festival]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-32 00:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Organizers are calling this year's Festival in the Park phenomenal.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

Sunny skies brought Memorial Day crowds out in full force. Not to mention the addition of new activities for the 30th anniversary and the extension of old favorites like the bike race. And when the outdoor holiday events got too hot for some, cool refreshments provided relief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ub 18 11 36]
[IN Q=I think the]

((WENDI SCHULTZ/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: I THINK THE WEATHER HAS CERTAINLY HELPED US, ALL THE NEW ACTIVITIES THAT WE'VE ADDED, I MEAN WE EVEN WOUND UP MOVING THE RIVER RACE TO A NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR AND IT WORKED OUT BEAUTIFULLY.))
[SUPER=01-Wendi Schultz/Executive Director; ]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=out beautifully]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

And at 6:00 when the downtown vendors packed away their stores, festival go-ers moved to Victory Stadium for some concert acts. Musical groups included No Authority, Swirl 360, 1000 Clowns and the newest pop band C-note.
(------------)




[C-Note]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=eleven]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=99-15 40:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]


News 7 got close and personal with C-Note, the group that could be the next teen musical sensation.
Melanie Moon explains.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Dru Roberts/C-Note; :31]
[SUPER=04-Epic Records; :55]
[SUPER=01-Raul Molina/C-Note; 1:06]
[SUPER=@Melanie1;1:13]
[SUPER=01-Brody Martinez/C-Note; 1:22]
[SUPER=01-David Perez/C-Note; 2:00]
[RUNS=2:16]
[OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke.]

(( nats of C-Note
Their C-D just hit record stores this month, and their music is just now starting to hit the airwaves.
So why all the hype over C-Note?
Because the quartet is the latest creation of Trans Continental entertainment, ---the powerhouse behind hitmakers

Backsreet Boys and 'N Sync
But this Florida foursome wants to set the record straight, it is not a "boy band." [24;13:02] DRU ROBERTS:WHEN WE GOT TOGETHER AND FORMED...A LITTLE BIT OLDER AUDIENCE, A LITTLE MORE EDGY, PROVOCATIVE AND AGRESSIVE.
Setting the quartet apart from the sea of male acts is its pop sound with a latin twist, C-Note is three quarters hispanic, with a token blond of course.
In fact the group's new video for its debut single Wait Till I get Home was taped in both English and Spanish. [nats of video....] [25:41:12] RAUL MOLINA: YOU HEAR SOME OF THE LATIN MUSIC, AT THE SAME TIME YOU HAVE THE AMERICAN CULTURE'S BEEN LIGETNING TO HERE TOO. [bridge-standup--MELANIE 24:13:02 ]

And unlike Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync who were introduced to European markets first, C-Note is doing just the opposite with its American debut. [26:19:00] BRODY MARTINA:WHEN WE WERE PICKED UP BY EPIC RECORD THEY THE LATIN INFLUENCE, SAW US HITTING AMERICNA FIRST, IT WASN'T REALLY AND OPTION TO GO TO EUROPE OR SOUTH AMERICA FIRST. [NATS- OF CONCERT]
So will C-Note be the next hit machine for the Trans Con Family? Time (and record sales) will only tell.
But with its debut song starting to make waves on the pop charts and a coast to coast summer tour planned with superstar Brandy, the answer is likely to be yes. DAVID PEREZ: IF WE CONCENTRATE ON WHAT WE'RE DOING AND WE PUT IN OUR TIME AND GIVE TO OUR FANS THEY'LL RECEIVE US THE WAY WE WANT TO RECEIVE WE'RE GIVING THEM.
After all C-Note does stand for---Creating Nothing Other than Excellence.


Melanie Moon, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead, Star Wars is not only a smash at the box office for the holiday weekend - it breaks a record.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

And it may not bring in the big bucks that the Phantom Menace is raking up - but "The Bitter Truth" turned the Roanoke Valley into a movie set.
We'll take you on-location when we return.
(----------------)


[lotto]
[SUPER=135-4 3 5/0 9 6 2/7 12 16 19 31]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
4-3-5

(four, three, five)


Pick 4:
0-9-6-2

(zero, nine, six, two)


Cash 5:
7-12-16-19-31

(seven, twelve, sixteen, nineteen, thirty-one)




[Movies]


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


If you went to the movies this holiday weekend you were not alone.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-20th Century Fox]


Most saw Star Wars- the Phantom Menace-
Despite luke warm reviews the film has already earned more than 200-million dollars since it opened 13 days ago.
That's a record.
(------------)
[Talent=Jean]
[graphic=none]


Finishing a strong second for the holiday weekend- the latest Julia Roberts romantic comedy "Notting Hill." It grossed close to 28-million.
Rounding out the top five is "The Mummy," "Entrapment," and "The 13th floor."



[Roanoke-Movie]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-11 01:25:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An independent film production wrapped up this weekend - in the Roanoke Valley.
Joe Dashiell was at the filming of "The Bitter Truth."
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Men in camouflage]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Jones/Director; :10]
[SUPER=01-Mike McGee/Line Producer; :31]
[SUPER=01-Rob Jones/Camera Assistant; :52]
[SUPER=01-Bob Kurcz/Actor; 1:09]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Salem]


((Men in fatigues rappell down a rocky hillside, but members of this paramilitary group aren't storming Salem.


They're making a movie.
[SOT 16:09:12]
[IN Q=Barrett watches him go]

((WAYNE JONES/DIRECTOR: BARRETT WATCHES HIM GO, AND THEN PICKS UP A ROPE AND STARTS TO GO HIMSELF. WE CUT. SO YOU CAN DO THIS AND FILM HIM COMING DOWN.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=film him coming down.]


Director Wayne Jones has been trying to film "The Bitter Truth" for a couple of years, but the logistics and expense of filming in California made it impossible.
Former Roanoke Valley resident Mike McGee persuaded Jones to shoot the independent feature here in western Virginia.
[SOT 17:55:27]
[IN Q=We come to Roanoke]

((MIKE MCGEE/LINE PRODUCER: WE COME TO THE ROANOKE VALLEY, WE HAVE SO MANY MORE OPPORTUNITIES THAN WE WOULD HAVE HAD IN LOS ANGELES.))
[RUNS= :05]
[OUT Q=than we would have had in Los Angeles.]


And opportunities for local residents who'd like to make a living in the motion picture industry.
When filming began at the Top Rail in Salem, all of the extras, most of the crew, and even a few of the featured performers were from western Virginia.
[SOT 17:54:38]
[IN Q=This gives me the opportunity]

((ROB JONES/CAMERA ASSISTANT: THIS GIVES ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE ON THE FRONT LINES. AND ACTUALLY GET MY HANDS ON THE EQUIPMENT AND JUST SEE WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT.))
[RUNS= :06]
[OUT Q=what it's all about.]


The Bitter Truth is the story of a man searching for his son, a journalist who disappears while researching a story.
For veteran L.A. actor Robert Kurcz, it was the script that persuaded him to sign on.
[SOT 18:06:31]
[IN Q=It's a great script]

((BOB KURCZ: IT'S A GREAT SCRIPT. AND SO WHAT'S THE PROBLEM. YOU HAVE TO DO IT. AND THAT'S MY ATTITUDE. AND I THINK IT'S THE ATTITUDE OF EVERYONE HERE.))
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=of everyone here.]


Members of the crew wrapped up the two- week shoot on Saturday. And they hope to have the film edited and on the screen at it first festival by the end of the year.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Salem))
[Weather] [05/31/1999] [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/Light Winds/58-60/Partly Sunny/Wind SW-10/83-85]
[SUPER=331-Partly/Cloudy/60-63/Partly Sunny/Wind SW-15/84-88]
[SUPER=332-Partly/Cloudy/55-58/Partly Cloudy/Afternoon Shower/78-80]
[SUPER=333-Partly Cloudy/Light Winds/56-58/Partly Cloudy/Possible Shower/76-78]
[SUPER=334-Partly/Cloudy/55-58/Afternoon Shower/Possible/76-78]


[SUPER=X5001][S-Extra]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Extra Point]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Coming up in sports, Pro-cyclists whiz down the streets of Roanoke, NBA and NHL playoff highlights, and the NC-Double-A decides between wooden and aluminum bats.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Indianapolis, IN/ABC Sports;]


First our extra point.
Mechanic Steve Fried was upgraded from critical to stable condition today.
He suffered head and chest injuries when hit by a car in a pit row accident at the Indianapolis 500.
(------------)

[WIPE TO CHRYON]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5011;]
[SUPER=0093-j/Myrtle Beach/2//Salem/1//In 14/j/Lynchburg/7//Frederick/4///;]
[SUPER=X5010;]
[SUPER=0091-/N.Y. Yankees/1/j/Cleveland/7///j/Boston/8//Detroit/7///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0092-j/Cincinnati/5//New York/3///j/Los Angeles/5//Pittsburgh/4///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0092-/San Diego/2/j/Milwaukee/8///j/St. Louis/5//Florida/2///;]
[SUPER=X5031;]
[SUPER=0103-j/Buffalo/4//Toronto/2//Sabres Win Series/;]
[super=x5028;]
[super=0096-/Portland/85/j/San Antonio/86//Spurs Lead 2-0/;]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=....last score."]
(---------------)












[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-31 tc 1:36:45]
[GRAPHIC=NBA Playoffs]


The Spurs won a nailbiter in San Antonio last night to take a two games to none lead in the NBA Western Conference Finals.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX/NBC Sports;]


Portland lead most of the game as Arvydas Sabonis feeds Jermain O'Neil, O'Neil alone in the paint, puts an exclamation point on the advantage.
But the Spurs battle back Sean Elliot cans this three. He was six for seven from behind the arc.
[super=32-San Antonio/86/Portland/85;]


San Antonio was down six with a minute left to play. THe Spurs ate that deficit and Elliot knocks down another trey with nine seconds remaining and San Antonio beats Portland 86-to-85.
(------------)



[S-Doctors]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-41 tc 1:06:30]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Sports Generic]


Area doctors have taken off the white coats and put on jerseys and sneakers.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The 1999 Crocket Cup Basketball Challenge pits residents and attending physicians from Roanoke area hospitals against each other.
It's all in the name of charity. Last year the game raised six thousand dollars for The Ronald MacDonald House of Southwest Virginia.
This year the doctors hope to bring in eight thousand for the home which takes in the families of seriously ill children.
Leading the two teams into the battle will be first year Virginia Tech Coach Ricky Stokes and UVA's Pete Gillen.
For a donation you can see the game is this Wednesday night at eight in the Patrick Henry High School gym.
(------------)




[S-Saturn-Cup]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-44 tc 00:02:36]
[GRAPHIC=Saturn Cup]


Cyclists entered in The Saturn Festival Cup races swarmed the streets of Roanoke yesterday.
The elite women put on a good show with a close race.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Julie Hanson stayed near the front of the pack for the entire 30-K event.
She's no stranger to the Roanoke course, but Hanson was hoping for better luck this time around.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=two years ago]
[SUPER=01-Julie Hanson/Women's Pro Winner;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=get redemption]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Julie took first place, just five months after giving birth to her daughter.
She says motherhood has made her a better cyclists.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I stayed]

(())
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=is my family]
(------------)



[S-Festival]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-43 tc 1:09:33]
[GRAPHIC=Saturn Cup]


In the Men's Pro Category an unlikely winner took first place yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


79 pro cyclist rounded the six turns of the one kilometer course.
Zach Baker had the most power left at the end of the 45-k race and reached the finishline first.
The win surprised him after experiencing a wipe out Sunday.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I didn't even]
[SUPER=01-Zach Baker/Men's Pro Winner; :02]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=do my job]
(------------)
(BYE BYE)




[Sports tease]


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



(ad lib)



[S-NHL]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-38 tc 1:04:15]
[GRAPHIC=NHL]


The Buffalo Sabres have ended a 24 year drought and have made the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada/NHL;]


Toronto took a two to one lead in the second period off this Kris King goal but the advantage wouldn't last long.
In the third with it locked up at two Erik Rasmussen knocks in the go-ahead goal with nine-25 left in the game.
[super=31-Buffalo/4/Toronto/2;]


Dixon Ward spreads the icing and the Sabres win the game four to two.
Buffalo is now the Eastern Conference Champions eliminating the Maple Leafs four games to one.
(------------)
(BYE BYE)



[S-Bat]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-36 tc 1:18:46]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA Baseball]


The Division III baseball world series at Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium marks the end of an experimental season.

The NCAA will now evaluate the season in which both aluminum and wooden bats were used.
Steve Mason Has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Randy Town/NCAA D-III Baseball Chairman; :13]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :37]
[SUPER=01-Nick Franklin/William Patterson First Base; :53]
[SUPER=01-Bob Lauterhahn/William Patterson Assistant Coach; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=...news 7 sports"]
(--------------------)




[Video]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net h]
[GRAPHIC=None]


You may not know anyone who celebrates holidays by chasing cheese down a hill.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-Gloucestershire]

[NA052;15:13:26]
But that's exactly what they do in Gloucester, England...and it's tonight's video of the day.
They're not celebrating Memorial Day - they're taking part in an annual spring holiday and cheese rolling race.

The event can get dangerous - dozens of people were injured in 1997, so last year's race was canceled.
But this year the rolling went on... The winners get to take the cheese.
[Super=X5043 (clears FX)]
(------------)




[Close-ID]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=]
(Weekday 6 only)
SUPER=x4032; e-mail/Most Watched/Copyright/WEEKDAYS
SUPER=x4033; Fax/Most Watched/Copyright/WEEKDAYS
(Weekend 6 only)

SUPER=x4031; Fax/Copyright/WEEKENDS [SUPER=x4030; e-mail/Copyright/WEEKENDS]