[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

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[V/O-NAT]
Another day, another bus-load of kids in peril... this time there are injuries, though none too serious.
That's the topic of our LIVE report, coming your way at the top of NEWS 7.
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[TALENT=Keith]


And the personal story of how one family found making moonshine can make your house evaporate.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

Tonight on News 7 sports - we'll have an update from winston cup qualifying in Richmond. Plus, the Governor gets revved up about the sport. We'll profile Tech's Cory Bird.
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[VO NAT ENG#]

And Charlie Manuel has successful surgery today in Cleveland.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Some gullywashers out there tonight but they are few and far between. Looking to set some records tomorrow in the New River Valley. We will explain.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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[SOT 4;26:27]
[IN Q=I just bumped into]

((I JUST BUMPED INTO THE WINDOW AND HURT MY HEAD RIGHT HERE))
[RUNS=:05 ]
[OUT Q=head right here.]
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[VO-NAT]


Students are taken to the hospital after a scary ride.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Bus-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-09 TC2:01:23]
[GRAPHIC=School Bus Accident]


For the second straight day-- a close call for school kids on a bus.
This time the students were shaken up with some injuries, but they are okay.
Fourth and Fifth graders from Albert Harris Intermediate in Martinsville were coming back from a field trip when they were involved in an accident.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Surae/Danville Bureau]


Surae Chinn is in our Danville newsroom with more.
[Live=SuraeFull/Danville Bureau]
[SUPER=@Surae1;]
[SUPER=05-Danville;]


Keith, the school is still trying to notify parents that their children are in the hospital. At least 16 children were transported. The students say they were thrown from their seats when the bus hit a car.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The site looked]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]
[SUPER=01-Savannah Cox/4th Grader hurt;]
[SUPER=01-Lamont Brown/Bus Driver;]
[SUPER=01-Stacey Eanes/5th Grader;]
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[OUT Q=yeild the right of way.]

(( The site looked frightening. Fourth and fifth graders on the ground, carried on stretchers and rushed to the hospital--ambulance after ambulance. But it looked worse than was.
[SOT 4:26:25]

((ARE YOU OKAY? SAVANNAH COX/4TH GRADER HURT: YEAH I JUST BUMPED MY HEAD ON THE WINDOW AND IT HURTS.)) [RUNS:06]
Many of the students felt pain in their necks...more than anything they were frightened by the ordeal.
[SOT 4:27:17]

((SAVANNAH COX/4TH GRADER HURT: AS SCARED...I THOUGHT I WASN'T...REALLY REALLY SCARED.)) [RUNS:05]
The bus driver, Lamont Brown tried to avoid it all.
[SOT 4:34:31]

((LAMONT BROWN/BUS DRIVER: WE WERE JUST COMING DOWN THE ROAD AND THIS GENTLEMAN PULLS OUT OF THE ROAD AND I PRESSED DOWN ON THE HORN AND I STARTED SLIDING. I STOOD ON THE BRAKE AND SWERVED TO MISS HIM.)) [RUNS:10]
[SOT 4:27:50]

((STACEY EANES/5TH GRADER: AND THE NEXT THING WE HEARD WAS A BUNCH OF SCRAPING AND BUMPING AND THAN WE ALL SCREAMED BECAUSE WE ALL FLEW FORWARD.)) [RUNS:10]
The driver of a second bus also slammed on his brakes to avoid hitting the car and the bus infront.
Authorities have cited the driver of the car, 60 year old Alton Morris of Danville for failing to yield the right of way.))
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[Live= SuraeFull/Danville Bureau]
[SUPER=05-Danville;]
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There were some children injured on both busses'
The driver is in the hospital also with minor injuries.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Surea/Danville Bureau]



[Moonshiner]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC1:05:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


When you make moonshine these days, you can expect to lose it all if you get caught.
Since the feds have begun applying racketeering laws to the folks who make white lightening, federal agents have aggressively seized bank accounts, vehicles and even real estate.
Tina Tenret tells us the story of one house that's changed hands from one bootleg liquor maker to another and is about to become federal property.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Rodney James]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]
[SUPER=04-October 1998;]
[SUPER=01-Sharon Burnham/Federal Prosecutor;]
[SUPER=01-Rodney James/Moonshiner;]
[SUPER=01-Ann James/Wife;]
[SUPER=@Tina2;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County]

(( Rodney James and his wife Ann paid 91-thousand-dollars for their dream home and 43 acres to raise their kids.
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[SOT 13:11:59]
[IN Q=You're fantastic]
((NAT SOT: YOU'RE FANTASTIC. I'M FANTASTIC? WELL I'M GLAD SOMEONE KNOWS THAT. BLESS HER HEART.))

[RUNS:05] But two years ago Rodney James used this home to run a moonshine still. He says he kept these blackpots brewing behind his wife's back. He was fined 25-hundred-dollars. Now two years later he's still paying for his crime. The feds are scooping up the family's home.
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[SOT 17:58:29]

((SHARON BURNHAM/FEDERAL PROSECUTOR: THERE WAS AN ILLEGAL STILL ON THE PROPERTY AND SECOND WE BELIEVE THE PROPERTY WAS PURCHASED WITH DIRTY MONEY.)) [RUNS:06] The feds say James really bought the house from bootlegger Ralph Hale, even though Hale's name is nowhere on the deeds.
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[SOT 13:00:51]
[IN Q=I've got hay]

((RODNEY JAMES/MOONSHINER: I'VE GOT HAY FROM THE MAN. I MET THE MAN AND ONE TIME HE WAS BALING HAY AND HE SAID IF YOU HELP ME GET UP HAY, I'LL GIVE YOU SOME HAY IN RETURN. THAT'S THE ONLY WAY I KNOW THIS MAN. )) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=KNOW THIS MAN]
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[SOT 12:20:27]
[IN Q=IT'S LIKE]

((ANN JAMES: IT'S LIKE MY CHILDREN BEING SENTENCED AND CONVICTED FOR A CRIME THEY NEVER COMMITTED. WHY SHOULD MY CHILDREN HAVE TO LEAVE THEIR HOME AND SUFFER FOR SOMETHING WE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH?)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=DO WITH]

Prosecutors say the James family could have called or written a letter saying they were innocent -- but never did. Now they have six weeks to get out. And Rodney James says he's out of the moonshine business for good. Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County.))

[Big-Game]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC54:50]
[GRAPHIC=Big Game]


The Big Game Jackpot is up to a record 230 million dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ridgeway]


North Carolinians are flocking across the border into Virginia to buy a ticket. All are hoping and determined to win big.
Some people like Ronnie Richburg bought nearly 500 tickets.
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[SOT 15:22:25]
[IN Q=Can you look]

((CAN YOU LOOK AT THIS LINE YOU ARE HOLDING THESE PEOPLE UP. RONNIE RICHBURG/BIG GAME PLAYER: I KNOW BUT THEY LOVE ME. BUT THEY'LL BE GETTING SOME. I'M FIXING TO LEAVE RIGHT NOW.))
[SOT 15:20:37]

((KAREN GREENE/GREENSBORO, NC RESIDENT: I PASSED A COP COMING DOWN THIS WAY AS LONG AS I'M NOT SPEEDING HE'S NOT GOING TO CHECK FOR LOTTERY TICKETS OR ANYTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Richburg/Big Game Player; :00]
[SUPER=01-Karen Greene/Greensboro, NC Resident; :09]
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[OUT Q=lottery tickets or anything.]
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[VO-NAT]


Chances of winning are one in 76 million dollars.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


We'll have the winning numbers tonight on News 7 at Eleven.

[Voting-Machine]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-15 TC12:16]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


The Mayor's race in Roanoke was not what we thought.
Sure, Ralph Smith won the election. But Mac McCadden and David Bowers came closer than they thought... by 100 votes apiece.
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


This afternoon the city registrar took three of the Precinct Officers and a member of the electoral board to Eureka Park to double check one of the voting machines.
They had to break the seal on the machine, re-open it and re-read the totals.
The registrar knew something was wrong here, because the vote totals turned in Tuesday night were 200 votes shy of the number of people who actually showed up to vote at Eureka Park.
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[SOT 11:49:45]
[IN Q=When it was read]

((WHEN IT WAS READ TO US THAT NIGHT, IT WAS READ TO US INCORRECTLY. THEY JUST MISSED THE HUNDREDS PLACE ON THE MACHINE.))
[SUPER=01-Stark Jones/Precinct Officer]
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[OUT Q=on the machine.]
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[V/O-NAT]
Add 100 votes to Bowers' and McCadden's totals, and the corrected results show McCadden came within FIVE-hundred-35 votes of winning the race.
[SUPER=04-Tuesday]


After all Eureka Park is McCadden's home precinct. Maybe he'll feel better about his second-place showing, knowing he got ONE HUNDRED-53 votes here... not just 53.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Students take their displeasure with the Standards of Learning to school.
More on a freshman-organized protest when News 7 at Six returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And get a look inside the Valley's new Multi-plex theater.
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[Tourism-Boycott]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-05 TC1:11:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Jim Gilmore to Doug Wilder: Thanks -- but I don't need your help.
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[VO-NAT]


NEWS 7 reported this week that the nation's only elected black governor had spoken with both sides over a proposed N-double-A-C-P boycott of Virginia.
Wilder said he'd be happy to mediate this coming Wednesday's meeting.
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[SOT 10:29:45]
[IN Q=I think]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I THINK ON THIS ONE IT'S PROBABLY BETTER FOR THE NAACP AND MYSELF TO MEET AND THEN WE'LL GO FROM THERE.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore; ]
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[OUT Q=from there.]
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[VO-NAT]


U-V-A political analyst Larry Sabato says -- even with Wilder's help -- Gilmore's in a NO-win situation over Confederate History Month.
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[SOT 17:44:53 ]
[IN Q=The real]

((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: THE REAL PROBLEM FOR GILMORE IS WHERE THE NATIONAL MEDIA STANDS IN ALL THIS. THEY'RE PREPARED TO COVER VIRGINIA THE WAY THEY LIKE TO COVER EVERY SOUTHERN STATE. AS A STATE FULL OF RACIST RUBES WHO HAVEN'T GOTTEN OVER THE CIVIL WAR.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/U.Va. Political Analyst; ]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=the Civil War.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henrico Co.]


Professor Sabato says Gilmore's national reputation as a high-tech governor and potential presidential cabinet material is in jeopardy with a boycott.
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[Goode]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-06 TC1:15:02]
[GRAPHIC=Virgil Goode]


Independent Congressman Virgil Goode has reversed himself.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/April 12; ]


Goode now says he will consider returning campaign donations from Democrats.
That's if they write a letter requesting their donation back and stating a reason why.
Goode was a lifelong Democrat who left his party in January.
Fifth District Democrats asked that he give back money he took from Democrats.
One of his first refund checks went to a Danville librarian.
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[SOL-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=00-22 TC01:27]
[GRAPHIC=SOL's]


Students filled the bleachers inside Glenvar High School's gymnasium this morning.
But it wasn't for a pep rally.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


They were protesting the Standards of Learning tests.
Delegate Dick Cranwell was the featured speaker.
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[SOT 0:42:12 ]
[IN Q=The Best 100]

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D- VINTON: THE BEST 100 IN THE U.S., VIRGINIA SCORED 10 FOR THE TOP 100 AND I BELIEVE NOT A SINGLE ONE OF THOSE 10 PASSED THE S.O.L.'S. WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?))
[SUPER=01-Del. Dick Cranwell/(D) Vinton;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=with this picture?]
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[VO-NAT]


Mary Akers was one of two freshmen who organized the event.
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[SOT 1:00:11 ]
[IN Q=I think]

((MARY AKERS/FRESHMAN: I THINK THEY NEED TO GO BACK AND EDIT THE TESTS AND SEE WHAT THEY NEED TO GET IN THE TEXTBOOKS AND SEE WHAT ARE IN THE TEXBOOKS AND WHAT'S BEING TAUGHT. AND I THINK THEY NEED TO LOOK INTO THE SCHOOLS AND LOOK AT WHAT THEY'RE TEACHING AND HOW THEY'RE TEACHING.))
[SUPER=01-Mary Akers/Freshman;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=how they're teaching.]
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[VO-NAT]


The students next plan to send a petition to state school officials.
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[Harris]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Roanoke City School Board is preparing to approve a new contract with Superintendent Wayne Harris.
The school board has scheduled a news conference Tuesday morning.
Harris' contract doesn't expire for another year, but he and the board have been negotiating for several weeks... and they have apparently come to terms on a new agreement.

[Stocks]


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


Wall Street ended the week on a positive note. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-x/165.37/10577.86/x/96.57/3819.81/x/0.65/107.00;]


The DOW climed 165-points while NASDAQ gained 96-and a half.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index gained two-thirds of a point.
[SUPER=431-ig/34c/i@/38f/ic/47b/ha/53*/u/28!;]
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[SUPER=434-u/17a/ia/49#/h1#/38b/ib/60@/h#/51#;]


[New-Theater]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#00-17 TC11:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke now has one of the largest theaters in Virginia.
Consolidated Theatres opened the doors of Valley View Grande this afternoon-- a 55-thousand square foot movie complex.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Joy/Microwave]


Joy Sutton is outside the theater where the first show has already started.
[Live=Joy Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue:Hollywood to Roanoke.)
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[IN Q=NAT SOUND]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :06]
[SUPER=01-Aubrey Stone/Consolidated Theatres; :27]
[SUPER=01-Glenn Phillips/Moviegoer; :55]
[SUPER=01-Ryan Hughes/Moviegoer; 1:04]
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[OUT Q=five dollars for students.]



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[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
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[Double Boxes=Keith and Joy/Microwave]



[Audubon-Quartet]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-13 TC33:40]
[GRAPHIC=]


Discord among members of Virginia Tech's internationally-known Audubon Quartet has prompted the university to send the musicians a parting note.
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[NATSOUND: AUDUBON QUARTET] ((NATSOUND: AUDUBON QUARTET.))
[RUNS=:02]
[OUTQ=Nat-Music]
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[VO-NAT]


Virginia Tech has suspended its relationship with the artists-in-residence ... at least until they resolve their differences.
The group has been embroiled in bitter court battle, ever since its first violinist was fired by the others.
Tech officials say the musicians can't perform at a high level until they resolve their problems.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, we'll have a qualifying update from Richmond. Plus, Governor Gilmore gets into the spirit of things in the capital city today.
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[VO-NAT]

And Steve Mason checks in from Blacksburg with a rare Bird who is poised to lead the Hokies retooled defense this fall.
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-70]
[GRAPHIC=RICHMOND]


The NASCAR circuit is in Richmond this weekend for both the Busch Grand National and Winston Cup cars. Later tonight the Busch drivers will race in the Hardees 250 under the lights at the track. Jeff Green won the poel for that event this morning.
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[VO NAT ENG#]
[SUPER=03-Richmond.espn2; :00]

The Cup drivers began qualifying at 5:30 this afternoon. Tony Stewart was one of the fastest cars in the early going as he went out and grabbed the pole with a lap at 123 point 581 miles an hour. He won here last Fall. The third from the last driver out will be Geoffrey Bodine, who makes his driving comeback after almost getting killed in a truck at Daytona back in February. Of course we'll have the complete results for you on News 7 at 11.
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[S-Gilmore]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=sp-60]
[GRAPHIC=RICHMOND]


NASCAR fans usually have a favorite: Ford or Chevy.
So on the eve of this weekend's big race in Richmond, the state's chief executive ignored the caution flags and picked a side.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It as all]
[SUPER=03-Henrico Co.; :04]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :20 ]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; :30]
[SUPER=01-Ted Linhart/Dominion Chevrolet; :36]
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[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7.]

(( It was all smiles and eye-popping displays at Dominion Chevrolet's new 10 million dollar dealership.
But the man blowing in the wind may have been Governor Jim Gilmore-- today admiring Buicks, Pontiacs, and Chevys... apparently NOT caring what his favorite driver Rusty Wallace thinks.
Rusty campaigned for Jim.
Rusty drives a Ford car.
[sot 10:28:51]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WELL AS YOU KNOW, I AM A PERSON THAT TRIES TO BRING EVERYONE TOGETHER. FORDS, CHEVIES, PONTIACS, BUICKS.))
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[sot 10:29:09]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THE INCLUSIVE GOVERNOR. THAT'S RIGHT.))
[runs= 02]


Gilmore says he opens chip plants and company headquarters, so why NOT a local car dealership
[sot 10:36:47]

((TED LINHART/DOMINION CHEVROLET: WELL WE'RE VERY PROUD OF THE FACT THAT THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE HAS SELECTED THE CHEVY SUBURBAN AS THE OFFICIAL VEHICLE OF THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))
[RUNS= 10]


A parting note to Rusty Wallace: the first family plans to hang out with you Saturday night, if all is forgiven.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))

[S-Manuel]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-72 903TC]
[GRAPHIC=charlie manuel]

Indians' manager Charlie Manuel underwent three hours of surgery today to have his colon reattached.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]

Doctors says the 56 year old former Roanoke County resident is expected to make a full recovery. Charlie will have to stay hospitalized at the Cleveland Clinic for a week, and he won't be able to return to the field for at least two weeks. Back in February, he had eight inches of his colon removed.
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[S-Bird]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-68 17:40]
[GRAPHIC=Tech football]


Last week at this time the Virginia Tech Hokies were getting ready to close out spring practice. Until practice resumes in August, the focus will be on strength and conditioning. And Steve Mason says whether it's on the field on in the weight room - no one works harder than Cory Bird.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=01-Bud Foster/Virginia Tech Def. Coordinator; :20]
[SUPER=04-1999 Season; :32]
[SUPER=01-Cory Bird/12 Tackles for Loss Last Season; :40]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :51]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; 1:03]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/April 29th Spring Game; 1:11]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=....news 7 sports"]
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((Cory Moore, John Engleberger, Ike Charlton, Anthony Migdet, Carl Bradley, just three of eight starters from last year that, today, are with NFL teams. Cory Bird more than holds his own in this elite company. ((BUD FOSTER:)) ((nat sound:))
Bird is so quiet, an introduction is sometimes necessary. He was second on the team in tackles last season with 74 and posted six sacks in relative obscurity. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) Cory tied Larry Austin for the top hustle award in the spring. He is one of 11 solid first stringers busy getting to know the back ups that will play a crucial role this season. ((:)) Bird should be Virginia Tech's top NFL prospect next season. Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))