[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Jean]


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[VO-NAT]


Tonight on News 7 at Six-- a blue ribbon commission on Interstate 81 safety issues its report.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


And good news for Stanley furniture and the Martinsville-Henry County economy.

[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


In sports, we will introduce you to the Salem Avalanche new general manager, will Rick Mast drive a different race car at Texas this weekend?
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[VO-NAT]


one thing we do know, Little E was at Martinsville today, words from him in sports.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Andrew]
[SS=None]


Get your winter jacket ready. Tonight will be windy and cold.
Tomorrow afternoon Lynchburg will be 15 degrees warmer than Blacksburg.

Details coming up.[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=joed]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=News7at 6]



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[VO-NAT ]


The dangers of Interstate 81 are back in the headlines tonight.
As a task force studying interstate safety weighs in with its report.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=News 7 at Six]

Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.

[I81-Corridor]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-09 TC1:04:01]
[GRAPHIC=I 81 Safety]


The three Virginia congressmen whose districts are dissected by Interstate 81 commissioned the report last year... and today they applauded the release of a document that provides a general blueprint for addressing the problem.
[Double Boxes=Jean and JoeD/Microwave]


Joe Dashiell is in Roanoke County tonight with more on the task force and its recommendations.
[Live=JoeD Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Joe1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.]


Jean... the task force held four hearings to solicit comments from motorists, truck drivers, law enforcement agencies and others...
And while the group did not set out to provide specific recommendations, members say there were certain themes that emerged.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The 325 miles between Winchester and Bristol]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :00]
[RUNS=:47]
[OUT Q=and warn drivers of potential dangers.]


((The 325 miles of Interstate 81 between Winchester and Bristol have generated increasing concern... as the volume of traffic has exploded.
It will come as no surprise that the Task Force report identifies the widening and reconstruction of I 81 as the ultimate solution to the rising toll of injuries and death... But that will require more than three billion dollars and 20 years to accomplish.
So the question becomes, What shall we do in the meantime? The report lays out a number of alternatives.
Continued use of highly visible police patrols, education programs to help motorists and truck drivers share the road, better management of traffic bottlenecks, and the implementation of short-term and long-range technologies that would encourage safe practices and warn drivers of potential dangers.))
[Live=JoeD Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.]


The task force says there is an opportunity to "jump-start" the safety initiative with state and federal funds... and develop what the report refers to as a model safety corridor.
[Double Boxes=Jean and JoeD/Microwave]


A comprehensive effort won't come cheap Jean, but the task force says it would cost a fraction of the anticipated injuries, property damage, congestion and delay.

[Stanley]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=99-58 TC1:30:54]
[GRAPHIC=Furniture Industry]


There are more job opportunities available in the Martinsville area, thanks to a growing furniture company.
Stanley Furniture Company announced today it's adding a new line of office products and hiring more workers to get the plant running at full strength.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Surae/Danville Bureau]


Surae Chinn is in our Danville Bureau.
[Live=Surae Full/Danville Bureau]
[SUPER=@Surae1;]
[SUPER=05-Danville;]


Jean, the textile business has practically disappeared in parts of Southside, businesses and jobs have been depleted.
But there are signs things are turning around with the furniture business thriving.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We think]
[SUPER=01-Sid Clower/Henry Co. Administrator; :00 Quick]
[SUPER=01-Albert Prillaman/Stanley Furniture CEO; :15]
[SUPER=01-Robert Shumaker/Machine Operator; :31]
[RUNS=1:05]
[OUT Q=a new experience.]
(([SOT 59:03]

((SID CLOWER/HENRY CO. ADMINISTRATOR: WE THINK THIS IS GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY AS WELL AS THE ENTIRE FURNITURE INDUSTRY)) [RUN:04]
Although the Stanley Furniture Company has just announced a new manufacturing plant, the facility that makes the latest line of office furniture has been up and running for a couple of months.
[SOT 1:00:25]

((ALBERT PRILLAMAN/COMPANY CEO AND PRESIDENT: WE'RE JUST MONTH SHIPPING OUR FIRST PRODUCT WE'RE ONLY OPERATING 25 PERCENT OF CAPACITY. WE'LL BE IN FULL PRODUCTION VERY SOON.)) [RUN:10]
The company has helped lessen the impact of the fall of the textile industry.
It's making workers like Robert Shumaker very happy. [RUN:11] ((ROBERT SHUMAKER/MACHINE OPERATOR: I LOVE IT. I COME FROM TULTEX MAKING SWEATS. THIS IS DIFFERENT AND I REALLY ENJOY IT.))
The company plans to have a staff of 350 making world class home office furnishings with high tech equipment and skilled people.
Development officials say they're the building blocks for a stable company. A place, Shumaker might want to stay for awhile.
[SOT 1:08:18]

((ROBERT SHUMAKER/MACHINE OPERATOR: THEY HAVE EDUCATION PROGRAMS, YOU MOVE UP STEPS. IT'S VERY SURPRISING IT'S A NEW EXPERIENCE.)) [RUN:06]))
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[LIVE=Surae Full/Danville Bureau]
[SUPER=05-Danville]


Henry County administrator Sid Clower says the things are looking up for region and there's a new sense of optimism thanks to the growth of Stanley Furniture.
[DOUBLE Boxes= Jean and Surae/Danville Bureau]


Jean?

[Dan-River]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-05 TC30:07]
[GRAPHIC=Dan River Negotiations]


From furniture to textiles- Dan River Incorporated in Danville has asked the union to start contract negotiations early.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The request comes two years before the current contract expires.
It's also after the company announced one of their operations will be moving to Mexico.
The United Food and Commercial Workers union has not yet decided if it will bargain with the company.
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[SOT 1:22:29]
[IN Q=For us it's]

((JOE BOUKNIGHT/DAN RIVER INC.: FOR US IT'S IMPORTANT TO REMAIN PROFITABLE, TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE. IT'S HARDER TODAY THAN EVER BEFORE TO STAY COMPETITIVE. WE HOPE THESE TALKS WILL KEEP US IN A POSITION TO BE COMPETITIVE))
[SUPER=01-Joe Bouknight/Dan River Inc.;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=to be competitive.]
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[VO-NAT]


The company has not said what the key negotiation issues are.
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[Police-Impostor]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-56 TC1:44:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's never a good feeling to be pulled over by a police officer.. now central Virginia motorists are worried that the person pulling them over might not even be a real cop.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's happened]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Mike Harris/Campbell Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :25]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Howard Gregory/State Police; :57]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=News7, Campbell County.]
(([natsot traffic]
[RUNS= 02]


It's happened at least twice in the past week.. motorists on Route 29 in central Virginia say they've been pulled over by a man driving a white, police- type car and posing as a police officer.
The latest occurred Sunday night near Rustburg.. a man says he actually fired two shots at the impostor but since the motorist refused to give his name, police can't confirm his story.
[SOT 13:05:59]

((CAPT. MIKE HARRIS/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE HAVE NOT HAD ANY EARLIER CASES OR INCIDENTS OF ANYTHING LIKE THIS IN THE COUNTY. SO IF WE CAN RULE OUT THAT IT DID NOT HAPPEN, IT WOULD HOPEFULLY LESSEN THE HYSTERIA INVOLVED IN IT.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=involved in it.]


And authorities say there's no reason for motorists to panic.
The first thing you should do if you're pulled over is to look for a flashing blue light.. and if you still have doubts, ask for some identification.
Police say not only is it unlikely a plain clothes officer in an unmarked car would make a routine traffic stop, the chances of being stopped by an impostor cop are equally slim.
[SOT 12:55:06]

((CAPT. HOWARD GREGORY/VA STATE POLICE: THE ODDS OF ANY ONE PARTICULAR MOTORIST OF BEING STOPPED BY AN IMPOSTOR ARE REMOTE.. IT DOESN'T HAPPEN THAT OFTEN. BUT IT'S NOT SOMETHING WE CAN IGNORE, NOR DO WE IGNORE, WE TAKE IT QUITE SERIOUSLY.))
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[OUT Q=quite seriously.]
[SOT 13:07:39]

((CAPT. HARRIS: I THINK WE'VE BRIEFED OUR OFFICERS ON THE PROBABILITY THAT PEOPLE MAY BE FEARFUL AT THIS TIME SO WE'VE ENCOURAGED THEM TO BE MORE TOLERANT AND PATIENT IN MAKING VEHICLE STOPS.))
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[OUT Q=vehicle stops.]


Anyone with information about these cases should call their local police.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))


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


The effort to bring a retirement home and medical facilities to Smith Mountain Lake is off and running.
Find out what may be in store when News 7 at Six returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And across the commonwealth schools prepare for the unexpected-- more on Tornado Preparedness Day later.
First, let's talk to Andrew Freiden.
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[SML-Retirement]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-57 TC1:32:42]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mt. Lake]


A Smith Mountain Lake agency has enough cash now to plan a retirement home or 24-hour medical facility. After getting a grant today, the lake's Family Development Foundation has 80-thousand-dollars -- enough to hire a research firm. Tina Tenret shows us how a retirement home or medical center could breathe new life into the lake community.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=look across]
[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake; :28]
[SUPER=01-Sandy Rife/Realtor; :39]
[SUPER=@Tina1; 1:00]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Smith Mountain Lake]
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[SOT 13:58:37]
[IN Q=LOOK ACROSS THE LAKE]
((NAT SOT: LOOK ACROSS THE LAKE AND THINK HOW BLESSED WE ARE.))

[RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=BLESSED WE ARE]

Bill and Jane LaRue know one day they'll have to leave home for a full time care facility.
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[SOT 13:53:19]
[IN Q=]

((THERE'S CONCERN, YES. THIS WHAT NEXT IS ON THE MINDS OF MANY OF OUR FRIENDS.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=MANY OF OUR FRIENDS]

They're not scared -- they just don't want to move out of the area.
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[SOT 13:53:51]
[IN Q=We would]

((BILL LARUE: WE WOULD HAVE TO ESTABLISH A NEW CIRCLE OF FRIENDS. JANE LARUE: THAT'S HARD AT THIS AGE, TO ESTABLISH A NEW CIRCLE OF FRIENDS.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=NEW CIRCLE OF FRIENDS]

But there's no retirement home or 24-hour medical facility at Smith Mountain Lake -- even though most people here are older, even though retirees feed the economy.
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[SOT 12:18:51]
[IN Q=WE SEE]

((SANDY RIFE/REALTOR: WE SEE MORE PEOPLE MOVING TO A RETIREMENT TYPE FACILITY WHICH IF WE HAD THAT ON THE LAKE THEY WOULDN'T BE LEAVING US.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=they wouldn't be leaving us]

Meantime Bill LaRue is getting ready to ring in his 54th wedding anniversary with his wife Jane.
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[SOT 13:55:20]
[IN Q=WITH THIS PROJECT]

((BILL LARUE/LAKE RESIDENT: WITH THIS PROJECT UNDER STUDY NOW I HOPE THEY HURRY UP.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=HURRY UP]

Researchers say even if the study supports a retirement home or medical center -- it'll still be another four years before you can walk right in. Tina Tenret News7 Smith Mountain Lake))

[Danville-Assistance]


[ANCHOR=jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-04 TC53:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


January's fierce winter storm has made Danville eligible for federal disaster assistance.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/January 25;]


Back in January, two winter storms dumped several inches of snow and ice on Southside and Central Virginia.
109 cities and counties are now eligible for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Local governments can be reimbursed for emergency work performed during the storm.
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[Migrant-Suit]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


A Grayson County motel faces a federal lawsuit alleging racial discrimination and housing violations against migrant Mexican workers.
The Virginia Justice Center filed suit today against the Osborne Motel in Independence.
The suit alleges motel owners Hoyt and Glenna Osborne provided "some of the worst housing conditions ... in Virginia" to migrant workers harvesting Christmas trees last fall.
And it alleges the Osbornes charged the Mexican workers a much higher rate than other customers.
The Osbornes tell News 7 they haven't seen the lawsuit and therefore have NO comment.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


A down day on Wall Street after an influential analyst reccomended that investors move money away from stocks. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-y/89.74/10936.11/y/124.59/4833.97/y/0.66/110.51;]


The DOW lost 90 points to close at 10-thousand- 936.
NASDAQ dropped 125 points.
The Bloomberg News-7 Index lost just over half a point.
[SUPER=431-ir/29#/i1$/58d/i%/53%/i@/60$/hb/23!;]
[SUPER=432-h@/27@/i#/2b/i*/36d/ic/36*/h@/36c;]
[SUPER=433-i1g/156@/ie/17@/i1a/13d/i$/36*/i!/19%;]
[SUPER=434-u/15g/h1c/60#/if/33a/h1#/67!/if/54*;]



[Hogan]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC17:49]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Don Hogan's campaign for Roanoke city council lasted about a month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 23]


The G-O-P candidate said today that he's pulling out of the race, because it was taking too much time from his business and family.
He also said it was costing too much money.
Hogan was one of two Republicans running for a council seat.
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[United-Way]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=00-02 TC1:16:43]
[GRAPHIC=United Way]


The Roanoke Valley is one of only two test sites in Virginia for the TEACH program-- that stands for Teacher Education And Compensation Helps.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]


The early childhood development initiative allows teachers to further their education.
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[SOT tc 14:24:34]
[IN Q=What teach does]

((MAT DESPARD/UNITED WAY OF ROANOKE VALLEY: WHAT TEACH DOES, IS IT PROVIDES SUPPORT FOR CHILD CARE TEACHERS AT CENTERS LIKE NWCDC TO PURSUE THEIR ASSOCIATES OR BACHELORS DEGREE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT. THERE IS A CATCH WHEN THEY MAKE A COMMITMENT TO STAY AT THE CENTER.))
[SUPER=01-Mat Despard/United Way of Roanoke Valley; ]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=at the center.]
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[VO NAT]
Tanya Holmes already has a college degree, but she says she may use the program to brush up on some of her technology skills.
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[SOT tc 14:27:58]
[IN Q=Computer experience]

((TANYA HOLMES/TEACHER: COMPUTER EXPERIENCE. I KNOW THEY ARE GOING TO BE HIT SMACK IN THE FACE WITH COMPUTERS AS SOON AS THEY GET TO SCHOOL, AND HOW TO INTERACT WITH DIFFERENT KIDS, HOW TO BE BETTER PREPARED.))
[SUPER=01-Tanya Holmes/Teacher; ]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=better prepared.]
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[VO NAT]
TEACH is part of Success by 6 which received 100-thousand dollars today from the Bank of America Foundation.
Success by 6 prepares children to enter school.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


The new Virginia sports hall of fame was in Roanoke today showing off plans for the new building in Portsmouth, Dale Earnhardt Junior tests at Martinsville
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[VO-NAT]


and the latest news on Winston Cup driver Rick Mast and his immediate future in the Big Daddy Chevy.
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[S-Mast]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-65 8:44]
[GRAPHIC=Texas speedway]


Winston Cup drives invade Texas Sunday for the season's seventh race.
[GRAPHIC=Rick Mast]


Rick Mast is recovering from two broken ribs and a bruised spleen suffered at Bristol, but he will race this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00]


Sources say Mast is switching race teams, going from the Larry Hedrick number 41 Big Daddy Chevrolet to the A.J. Foyt number 14 Conseco Pontiac for the remainder of this season. Mast will be the third different driver in the Conseco Pontiac in seven races. Mast is 37th in Winston Cup points.
(XXXXXXX)

[WIPE TO PINNACLE!!!]
[@PAGE-------7512]


CBS begins coverage of the The DirectTV.com 500 at Texas at 1:30, you can catch the race right here on WDBJ.
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[S-Test]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-64]
[GRAPHIC=Martinsville]


Following Texas, drivers head back to Martinsville for the Goody's Body Pain 500 April ninth.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]

Dale Earnhardt Junior joined three other Winston Cup rookies at the half mile track for testing today. Junior is currently 23rd in points and has struggled in the last three races with finishes of 38th, 40th and 29th.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Last]
[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt Junior/Driver of Budweiser Chevy; :00]

((DALE EARNHARDT JR./DRIVER OF BUDWEISER CHEVY:))
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=getting us through"]
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[VO-NAT]


Matt Kenseth leads the rookie points and is 18th in the cup standings with to top five finishes.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="we've]

((MATT KENSETH/18TH IN CUP POINTS:))
[SUPER=01-Matt Kenseth/18th in Cup Points; :00]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=...satisfied with it"]
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[S-Salem]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-63 (6:23)]
[GRAPHIC=Salem Avalanche]


The Salem Avalanche is all set for the opening of the Carolina League Season next month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :]


The field is in excellent condition waiting the arrival of the Colorado Rockies minor league baseball team.
And Avalanche officials are expecting a young team that should include several of the Rockies top prospects.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="We're going to...]

((JOE PRESEREN/AVALANCHE GENERAL MANAGER: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A TEAM FULL OF SOME OF THE BEST PROSPECTS THE ROCKIES HAVE. SOME YOUNG GUYS THAT ARE REALLY TICKETED FOR MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL IN THE FUTURE. HOW THAT WILL SHAKE OUT ON THE FIELD WE DON'T KNOW. IT WILL TAKE THEM A WHILE TO GET USE TO THE CAROLINA LEAGUE. THIS IS A TOUGH BRAND OF BASEBALL AS YOU KNOW BUT IN THE LONG RUN I THINK WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A GOOD CLUB. I THINK WE'RE GOING TO FIGHT FOR A PLAYOFF BERTH.))

[SUPER=01-Joe Preseren/Avalanche General Manager; :]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=....playoff berth."]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


The Avalanche will hold their first workout at Salem Stadium this coming Monday.

[S-Fame]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-52 (1:53:57)]
[GRAPHIC=Sports Logo]


The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is in the planning stages of a capital campaign to build and operate a 35-thousand square foot facility just two blocks from its current site in downtown Portsmouth.
The goal is to raise 8-thousand dollars toward building the facility.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :]


Today members of the executive committee were in Salem and reported that over 2-million dollars has been raised by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Former Roanoke College and Virginia Tech Coach Charlie Moir is one of the class of 2-thousand inductees.
And Moir is leading a local group that plans to raise a million dollars so a satellite museum can be placed in Southwest Virginia.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="lot of...]
[SUPER=01-Charlie Moir/Hall Of Fame Inductee; :00]
[SUPER=01-Eddie Webb/Executive Committee; :15]

((CHARLIE MOIR/HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: LOT OF THE PEOPLE IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA SEEM SO FAR AWAY THEY DON'T REALIZE THAT THERE IS A VIRGINIA SPORTS HALL OF FAME AND WE FEEL LIKE IF WE CAN HAVE A SATELLITE DIVISION HERE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY OR IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA IT WILL BRING MORE RECOGNITION TO THE BUILDING IN PORTSMOUTH.)) ((EDDIE WEBB/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: BY ESTABLISHING THESE REGIONALIZED CHAPTERS THAT WILL ALLOW US TO HIGHLIGHT THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF OUR INDUCTEES IN A REGIONAL MANNER.))
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=.......regional manner."]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Joining Moir in the class of 2-thousand is former Winston Cup Driver Wendall Scott, two former pro football stars Steve Delong and Larry Brooks, Ray Bussard, a record setting swimmer from Hot Springs and Lee Morrison a coach and administrator in women's college athletics.

[S-Baseball]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-56]
[GRAPHIC=Baseball Logo]


Glenvar battled the Spartans in high school baseball this afternoon and Salem Memorial Stadium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Glenvar vs Salem; :]


Salem had the lead in the fourth inning as Jonathan Shelor steps up to the plate with a runner on first. Shelor singles to right the Glenvar defense steps up to the challenge throwing Justin Bowles out at third and the Spartans were leading the game 5 to nothing in the fourth.
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[S-Body]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-55 (1:44:49)]
[GRAPHIC=none]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT WIPE TO #ENG !!!!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :]


Two coaches from the ODAC were honored today by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association
Hampden-Sydney's Tony Shaver is the associations Coach of the Year. Shaver led the Tigers to a 26 and 2 record.
The Association also tapped Roanoke's Susan Dunagan as the Women's head coach of the year after leading the Lady Maroons to a 22 and 7 mark and an ODAC tournament championship.
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[Tornado-Drill]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Do you know what to do if there's a tornado?
Lot's of school kids have a better idea today thanks to Virginia's Tornado Preparedness Day
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Students at Schoolfield Elementary School in Danville practiced for the real thing this morning.
Emergency officials say everything went smoothly and the students and teachers followed correct procedures.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:22:08]
[IN Q=We're doing our]

((CHRIS DUNLAP/SUPPORT SERVICES DIR. : WE'RE DOING OUR PART TO PRACTICE. THERE HAVE BEEN 5 TORNADOES IN THE LAST FEW YEARS. IT'S SOMETHING WE WANT TO BE AWARE OF.))
[SOT 4:25:25]

((SABLE HOPKINS/STUDENT: WHEN WE HAVE A DRILL THEY TELL US BEFORE. IT TEACHES US HOW TO KEEP HEAD COVERED.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Dunlap/Support Services Dir.]
[SUPER=01-Sable Hopkins/Student; :11]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=head covered.]
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[VO-NAT]


Emergency officials say they like to teach the younger students early on. (------------)