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[TALENT=Jean]

Who makes up the REAL Reform Party of America?
A federal judge in Lynchburg decides today.
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[VO-NAT]

And... It owns the fastest-growing broadcast satellite service in the nation.
Today - EchoStar beamed some good news - of 14-hundred new jobs -into Southwest Virginia...
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
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In sports, Carolina storms into the final four we will hear from the Tarheels, we will check out a baseball complex in Salem, plus talk with former Tech basketball coach Bobby Hussey,
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and is John Rocker on the trading block in Atlanta?
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Patrick]
[SS=None]


Showers were few and far between, but they're still some on the doppler radar. We'll check 'em out, along with the complete forecast.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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[IN Q=The uniting...]
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[OUT Q=government at its best.]
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[VO-NAT]


New River Valley officials celebrate 14-hundred new jobs.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.

[Echostar]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=00-07 33:31]
[GRAPHIC=Echostar New Jobs]


The country's second-leading provider of broadcast satellite technology is dishing out the jobs to southwest Virginia.
Today, EchoStar Communications named Christiansburg as the location of its newest customer service center.
[Double Boxes=ANCHOR/Microwave]


Marya Jones is in our Blacksburg newsroom with details.
[Live= Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Marya1]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg]


Keith, the announcement today seals nine months negotiations between local and state officials and EchoStar.
And it paves the way for hiring to begin immediately.
(rollcue...to begin immediately.)
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[IN Q=Satellite television]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :00]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :22]
[SUPER=01-Soraya Cartwright/EchoStar; :29 QUICK!]
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[OUT Q=the state of Virginia.]


(( Satellite television provider EchoStar announced it plans to beam in 14-hundred jobs in the next year.
And 30-million dollars in yearly investments.
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[SOT 2:49:59 - 2:50:02]

((REP. RICK BOUCHER: THIS IS A TREMENDOUS VICTORY FOR THE ECONOMY OF SOUTHWEST VA. ))
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It's a victory that was hard-won.
EchoStar officials say they were initially turned off by the area's low unemployment ... much lower than in a competing location in Texas.
But more than two-thousand prospective workers that showed up for a February job fair convinced EchoStar that they were up to the task of filling their jobs.
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[SOT 2:54:12 - :16]

((SORAYA CARTWRIGHT/ECHOSTAR: WE THINK WE'LL BE ABLE TO FILL THE 1400 POSITIONS IN NO TIME.))
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EchoStar plans to hire 600 workers immediately... and begin temporary operations from a building in Christiansburg in late May.
It's still trying to choose between Falling Branch Industrial Park and Christiansburg Industrial Park as the home of a new 16-million dollar facility.
And now that the workforce has successfully pitched itself to EchoStar, the company is pitching some business of its own.
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[SOT 2:47:23 - :35]

((SORAYA CARTWRIGHT: DISH NETWORK IS NOT ONLY HERE TO OPEN A CENTER AND HIRE 1400 EMPLOYEES, BUT WE'RE ALSO HERE TO PUT A DISH IN EVERY HOME IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. ))
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EchoStar is holding job fairs Tuesday and Thursday of next week in Christiansburg to begin the hiring.
[Double Boxes=Marya/Teresa]


Some believe the call center will also help local television stations find a home in the sky.
Teresa Hamilton has more on that aspect of the story.

[Sat-TV]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
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[double boxes=Marya/Teresa]



[Live= Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]


Marya, the DISH network provides local programing to its viewers in some parts of the country. But right now, Roanoke is not one of those communities. However, one local businessman is convinced change is in the air.
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((MATT WHITCOMB/ACS PRESIDENT: WHAT THAT MEANS IS DIRECT COMPETITION TO THE CABLE COMPANIES, WHICH THRILLS ME.))
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[OUT Q= thrills me.]


Matt Whitcomb is owner of a Roanoke based business that sells, services and installs DISH programming for customers in a 30- county area.
Just two weeks ago, he visited the company's headquarters in Colorado.
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((I WAS VERY IMPRESSED.))
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EchoStar launched its Dish Network four years ago.
Today-- it's the nation's fastest- growing broadcast satellite service with nearly three and a half million customers and seven thousand employees. [nat sound]
The company is also doing well on Wall Street.
In September, its stock was selling for about 20- dollars a share.
Today-- it's more than triple that amount.
Back in Roanoke, Whitcomb says business is good and is convinced it won't let up if EchoStar decides to offer local programming for its Roanoke area customers.
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[In q=It's my]

((IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING WITH THIS CALL CENTER GOING IN THIS CLOSE TO HOME, THE ROANOKE STATIONS ARE PROBABLY A SHOE IN WITHIN THE NEXT 30 TO 60 DAYS.))
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]


EchoStar is also getting involved in the Internet business.
Just today, the company announced it's joined forces with another company to provide two- way high speed Internet service to its customers via the satellite.
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[Reform-Party]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-01 1:14:55]
[GRAPHIC=Reform Party 2000]


A victory tonight for Ross Perot and his supporters- A federal judge in Lynchburg has ruled they are the real and true Reform Party of America.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Steve/Starlink]


Steve Smallshaw's outside of federal court.
Steve - what does this ruling mean for people like Perot and party chairman Pat Choate.
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[Robb]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-57 1:30:55]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


It won't be easy, but U-S Senator Chuck Robb said he knows how to fight and knows how to win.
Robb was in Roanoke today as he launched his bid for re-election.
Faced with a difficult challenge from his Republican rival former Governor George Allen, Robb said he isn't about to roll over and play dead.
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[IN Q=Make no mistake]

((MAKE NO MISTAKE. THIS ELECTION IS GOING TO BE TOUGH AND I'M READY TO FIGHT.))
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[OUT Q=and I'm ready to fight.]


If anyone was questioning Chuck Robb's resolve, the Senator's campaign kickoff was designed to make it clear he's prepared for a bruising battle.
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[IN Q=AND IN THE END]

((AND IN THE END WE'LL WIN THAT FIGHT. BY GEORGE WE'LL WIN THAT FIGHT.))
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[OUT Q=win that fight.]


Rallying Roanoke Valley Democrats downtown, Robb emphasized his military service, his support for public education as Governor, and his search for bipartisan solutions to issues of national importance.
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[IN Q=In terms of priorities]

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[OUT Q=choice that we make.]


Recent campaign finance reports give George Allen a two to one advantage in fundraising.
But Robb claims he's unconcerned... confident that George Allen will suffer the same fate as Oliver North, who lost the election despite a 15- million dollar advantage.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke.))

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=NONE]


Richmond-based Philip Morris is ordered to pay up - Details on that ruling out of California, coming up.
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And... who wants a good kick in the derriere? A lot of folks apparently. And they're traveling to Franklin County to get it. We'll tell you about it.
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[Tobacco-Judgment]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=chr]
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A multi-million dollar blow to a Richmond-based tobacco company today...
Jurors in San Franciso...
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[94-25 24:44]
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ordered Philip Morris, and North Carolina-based R-J Reynolds, to pay punitive damages to a dying ex-smoker and her husband. The amount: 20- million dollars.
The jurors had already found that the nation's two biggest tobacco companies had been deceptive about the dangers of smoking.
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[Danville-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
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Eight people are out of their homes tonight after a fire nearly destroyed a Danville apartment building.
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Fire investigators say they are having trouble determining the cause because of the extensive damage. They say it started on the second floor of the building on the 400 block of Worsham Street.
No one was injured.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=chr]
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A down day on Wall Street today... [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The Dow fell 87 points. Nasdaq took a 5 point tumble. The News 7 Bloomberg Index lost a point and a half.
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[Lettuce-Truck]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=00-04 33:14]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Heads were rolling on Interstate 81 this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham Co.]


State police says a tractor trailer full of heads of lettuce was rear-ended by another truck, carrying a load of tires.
The tires fueled a fire at the crash site.
The accident, on I-81 in Rockingham County, occurred around 3 this morning.
Officials had to reroute traffic for a few hours.
Police have charged the driver of the tire truck with reckless driving.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
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Franklin County is famous for homemade moonshine with a kick. But a Smith Mountain Lake man has built a device known as -- well, we'll just call it the butt-kicking machine. He brags it's the only one in the world, so with great pleasure we sent News7's Tina Tenret to try it out.
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(( Know someone who needs a swift kick in the pants?
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((SAYS WORLD'S ONLY ASS-KICKING MACHINE. ONE DOLLAR PER MINUTE, IF STILL STANDING SECOND MINUTE FREE.))
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An 86-year-old man at Smith Mountain Lake is takin' names and well, kickin' ---.
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[IN Q=NOw all you have to do]

((NOW ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS THROW THE SWITCH RIGHT HERE.))
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Bob Boothe, a retired building contractor, designed this electric waterwheel with a peculiar purpose --
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((NOW IF YOU WANT YOUR TAIL KICKED, JUST BACK RIGHT UP THERE.))
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He even offers driveby service.
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[IN Q=The lady from]

((THE LADY FROM -- I DON'T KNOW HER NAME -- SHE CAME FROM SOUTH CAROLINA AND SHE WAS REAL INTERESTED IN GETTING HER TAIL KICKED AND I GAVE HER A GOOD TAIL KICKING BEFORE SHE LEFT.))
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Normally you'd have to tick someone off to get this kind of treatment, but Boothe is an equal opportunity paddler.
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[IN Q=I don't]

((I DON'T HAVE ANY ENEMIES. I HAVE SOME GOOD FRIENDS I'D LIKE TO USE IT ON, WHICH I ALREADY HAVE. LAUGHS.))
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With a simple turn of his wrist Boothe ups the pain...
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((IT KICKS HARDER WHEN IT GOES FASTER. BUTT BUTT BUTT I'D PROBABLY PUT YOU ON FOR THE FAST SPEED. LAUGHS.))
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Two Yankee tourists out for some kicks ran into the real thing here. They now devote their website to the contraption -- so if you don't want to drive now you can get spanked in cyberspace.
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((I GUESS THE ONLY THING LEFT TO DO IS TEST IT OUT, WHICH IS RATHER SCARY. WHOO. THAT REALLY HAS SOME KICK TO IT. TINA TENRET NEWS7 FRANKLIN COUNTY))
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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The latest on John Rocker trade rumors, the Ferrum baseball team hopes to pitch its way into the college world series
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[VO-NAT]


and former Tech basketball coach Bobby Hussey talks about coaching again and what he's up to these days.
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[S-Finals]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-63 5:33]
[GRAPHIC=Final four]


North Carolina, Florida, Michigan State and Wisconsin make up the men's final four that tips off Saturday in Indianapolis.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Austin, TX; :00]


The Tarheels beat Tulsa to reach the semifinals behind freshman Joseph Forte's career high 28 points.
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[IN Q="obviously]
[SUPER=01-Bill Guthridge/UNC Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ed Cota/UNC Senior Point Guard; :25]

((BILL GUTHRIDGE/UNC HEAD COACH:OBVIOUSLY WE'RE THRILLED TO DEATH TO BE GOING TO THE FINAL FOUR. I AM SO HAPPY FOR THE TEAM AND SO PROUD OF THEM. THEY'VE REALLY HUNG IN THERE ALL YEAR THROUGH SOME DIFFICULT TIMES, HELP KEEP ME UP AND TO BE GOING TO THE FINAL FOUR IS A REAL THRILL FOR ALL OF US IT'S SOMETHING WE NEVER GET TIRED OF.)) ((ED COTA/UNC SENIOR POINT GUARD:THE TEAMS THAT I WAS ON IN THE PAST, MY FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORE YEARS KNEW WHAT IT TOOK TO WIN AND THIS TEAM KINDA GOT IT DONE LATE IN THE SEASON BUT IT COULDN'T OF BEEN A BETTER TIME FOR IT.))
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Wisconsin and Michigan State tip off the final four at the RCA Dome at 5:42. UNC and Florida tip it off at 8:17, all of the action is right here on your Hometown Station.

[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-62 25:46]
[GRAPHIC=Texas Motor Speedway]


Winston Cup drivers are gearing up for the DirectTV 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway this Sunday right here on WDBJ.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bristol; :00]

Rusty Wallace won the Food City 500 at Bristol yesterday for his 50th career victory. Wallace is just the 10th driver to win 50 races on the Winston Cup Circuit. He moves to sixth in the point standings while Bobby Labonte is in first.

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[S-Panthers]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-55 (1:43:43)]
[GRAPHIC=Ferrum Logo]


The Ferrum baseball team has been the runner up in the region five times. But this year the Panthers have set a goal to win the regional and earn a spot in the college world series.
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[IN Q="We're playing.....]
[SUPER=01-Abe Naff/Ferrum Head Coach; :]

((ABE NAFF/FERRUM HEAD COACH: WE'RE PLAYING A LOT OF FRESHMAN IN THE LINEUP BUT WE HAVE A NICE MIX OF SENIOR LEADERSHIP ALSO JUST BEEN GETTING QUALITY PITCHING PRETTY GOOD DEFENSE AND SOME TIMELY HITS.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=....timely hits."]
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[SUPER=03-Ferrum; :]


Even though the team is young, The pitching is no surprise to Naff. In the off season his staff made pitching a number one priority.
Naff believes the group he has now has the ability to get through the regionals and into the college world series.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="We had to...]
[SUPER=01-Greg Stubblefield/Senior Shortstop; :]

((NAFF: WE HAD TO GET SOME PITCHING WE COULD PITCH ON THE WEEKENDS LAST YEAR AND WE STRUGGLED TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY SO DURING THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK WE COULDN'T THROW A QUALITY STARTER OUT THERE NOW WE CAN.)) ((GREG STUBBLEFIELD/SENIOR SHORTSTOP: I THINK THE KEY WAS WE GOT A LOT OF FRESHMAN IN WE GOT A LOT MORE PITCHING LOT MORE DEPTH IN POSITION PLAYERS. LAST YEAR WE HAD A COUPLE OF KEY GUYS WE REALLYY DIDN'T HAVE MUCH DEPTH SO WE GOT REPLACEMENTS FOR JUST ABOUT EVERY POSITION THAT MADE US VERY STRONG.))
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[OUT Q=......very strong."]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-64 11:15]
[GRAPHIC=Major League Baseball]


Making the big leagues in baseball is a dream for the majority, Rip City is trying to change that.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


This in door baseball facility is located in the back of the Salem Fitness Center and caters to kids of all ages who share a love for the game.
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[IN Q="we]
[SUPER=01-Dave Christianson/Rip City Co-Founder; :00]

((DAVE CHRISTIANSON/RIP CITY CO-FOUNDER:WE REALLY DIDN'T CARE IF WE TURNED THE FIRST NICKEL OF PROFIT. OUR OBJECTIVE WAS TO PROVIDE A PLACE FOR KIDS TO COME WHO WERE SERIOUS ABOUT BASEBALL AND WANTED TO TAKE IT TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL THAT THEY COULD.))
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[OUT Q=....that they could"]
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[VO-NAT]


Former Northside and Radford University star Kelly Dampeer has been an instructor. Dampeer was in the Cleveland system the last three years and joins an Independent pro team in a few weeks. Kids come to Rip City from everywhere.
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[IN Q=we've]

((WE GOT KIDS COMING FROM COVINGTON, WE'VE GOT KIDS COMING FROM BLUEFIELD WEST VIRGINIA, WE GOT AN ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL TEAM COMING FROM PRINCETON. CERTAINLY BLACKSBURG, CHRISTIANSBURG, BLACKSBURG, SO IT'S GROWN BEYOND WHAT WE THOUGHT IT WOULD.))
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[OUT Q=....thought it would"]
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[S-Rocker]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-60 57:07]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB;]


According to the Associated Press, both Atlanta and Montreal say a trade involving controversial reliever John Rocker is NOT in the works.
A New Jersey newspaper cites a highly placed baseball official as saying the Braves are close to completing a deal to send Rocker to Montreal for closer Ugueth Urbina (oo-GET' ur-BEE'-nah).
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[S-Hussey]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-61 tc 1:10:26]
[GRAPHIC=VT Hoops]


Virginia Tech standout center Dennis Mims met with coach Ricky Stokes today to decide his future with the team.
Basketball officials say the two will meet again tomorrow and then make an announcement.
Mims was suspended March seventh for undisclosed reasons.
Former Tech basketball coach Bobby Hussey was in our area this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday;]


Hussey has been traveling the world teaching fundamentals as a part of the NIKE High School Grass Roots Basketball Program.
He still wants to be a coach.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I have a lot]

((BOBBY HUSSEY/FORMER VA TECH BASKETBALL COACH: I HAVE A LOT OF FEELERS OUT. I'D LIKE TO GET BACK INTO COACHING THIS SPRING, BUT AT THE SAME TIME IF IT DOESN'T HAPPEN BASKETBALL AND ATHLETICS HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY LIFE. I'VE ENJOYED WHAT TI'V DONE THIS YEAR. LAST SPRING THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY FOR COACHING WAS PRETTY MUCH CLOSED AND THIS GAVE ME A CHANCE TO TAKE THE HIGH ROAD.))
[SUPER=01-Bobby Hussey/Former Va.Tech Basketball Coach; :07]
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[OUT Q=take the high road]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-10 27:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]

It took five days but it finally came down.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Last night we told you about the raccoon that was tangled in some wires on a utility pole. Wildlife Rescue and AEP were able to untangle the animal but it was just too scared to come down. But today with a little help from an AEP cherry picker, the raccoon was taken off the pole and is now safe.
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