[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

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[V/O-NAT]
One of the victims of a fatal drunk driving accident goes to court, though all that's left of are ashes in an urn.

We'll hear from grieving parents and from the driver.
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[TALENT=Keith]


The Big Game just keeps getting bigger- -now 350 Million for tonight's drawing.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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In sports, a high school senior hits the jack pot, the 16 thousand dollar Don Holliday scholarship, is Scott Gordon returning to the Express next year?
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[VO-NAT]

and Mike Stevens will have a report from Charlotte on Dale Earnhardt Junior and the red hot number eight Chevrolet.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


If you would like to see the outdoor thermostat turned down a bit, stand by, the forecast may deliver as early as tomorrow afternoon.

[Video-Open]


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



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[SOT @ 3:33:45]
[IN Q=My daughter]

((MY DAUGHTER, THESE THREE THAT WERE KILLED.... THERE'S NO TOMORROW. THEY WON'T COME BACK TOMORROW NO MATTER WHO SERVES WHAT.))
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=who serves what.]
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[V/O-NAT]
Tearful parents express their anguish at a sentencing hearing for the drunk driver who's responsible for three deaths.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Sayers]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC1:11:21]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


It was an emotional morning in Roanoke Circuit Court for families on both sides.
Everyone seemed acutely aware that nothing anyone said would heal the hurt.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A parent carried]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mary Beth Deaner/Victim's Mother; ]
[SUPER=04-October 1; ]
[SUPER=01-William Smith/Victim's Father; QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Donald Yates, Sr./Victim's Father;]
[SUPER=01-Marsha Mutter/Victim's Mother;]
[SUPER=01-Tim Sayers/Drunk Driver;]
[SUPER=01-Judge Jonathan Apgar/Roanoke Circuit Court;]
[RUNS=2:05]
[OUT Q=these tragedies.]

(( A parent carried the ashes of one of the accident victims to court for Mary Beth Deaner.
Les Deaner was her only son. He still lived at home when he lost his life in a high-speed wreck with a drunk driver at the wheel.
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[SOT Tape #2 @ 3:35:20]
[IN Q=When I found]

((WHEN I FOUND OUT THE CONDITION OF HIS BODY, THERE WASN'T ANYTHING. AFTER I HAD HIM CREMATED, SO I'D ALWAYS HAVE HIM HOME WITH ME, SO I COULD TAKE CARE OF HIM.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=care of him.]


Timothy Sayers had been to court before- -twice- -for driving under the influence. He'd been through the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program- -TWICE.
The wreck on Hershberger Road last Fall came just a couple of months after his most recent conviction, a D-U-I knocked down to reckless driving.
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[SOT Tape #1 3:28:20]
[IN Q=It's been real]

((IT'S BEEN REAL HARD ON ME. I LOVED MY LITTLE GIRL.)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=my little girl.]


Smith testified he found a "To Do" list in Christy's room after the accident. It said: "Go to church with Dad. Work on Computer with Dad."
Donnie Yates, Junior, worked with his Dad. Like Christy and Les, Donnie was still living at home.
His dad can't get the early morning wreck out of his head.
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[SOT #2 @ 3:37:30]
[IN Q=Every night]

((EVERY NIGHT, BETWEEN TWO AND THREE O'CLOCK, YOU WAKE UP. I WALK THROUGH THE HOUSE AND I LOOK FOR HIM. HE'S NOT THERE.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=he's not there.]


Yates lost his composure and was unable to say much more.
Donnie's mother was quivering as she approached the witness stand.
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[SOT #2 @ 3:39:25]
[IN Q=There's nothing]

((THERE'S NOTHING REALLY TO BE SAID. I MEAN THEY'RE GONE.)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=they're gone.]


She'd told the prosecutor she wanted to speak, but she had to be helped from the courtroom.
The judge heard from a psychiatrist about Sayers' depression and about his father's suicide.
Sayers apologized to the victims families.
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[SOT #5 @ 4:51:25]
[IN Q=I'm deeply sorry]

((I'M DEEPLY SORRY. I'VE GOT TO LIVE WITH THIS THE REST OF MY LIFE.)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=of my life.]


He'll spend the next 16 years of his life in prison.
Judge Jonathan Apgar gave him 12 months for the D-U-I, and five years for each of the three manslaughter counts.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm just hoping]

((I'M JUST HOPING THAT SOME POSITIVE THING WILL COME OUT OF THESE TRAGEDIES.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=these tragedies.]))



[Gilmore-NAACP]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC18:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Governor Jim Gilmore is doing his homework.
The national chairman of the N-double-A-C-P says the Governor called him last night to discuss a possible tourism boycott of the state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/May 1;]


Julian Bond says Gilmore wanted to know where the national office stood on his Confederate Month proclamation.
Bond says Gilmore was NOT suggesting a compromise or trying to "strike a deal."
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[TALENT=Keith]
[SS=none]


Bond says he told the Governor the national board usually follows the lead of the state chapter... as it did in South Carolina.
The N-double-A-C-P has been boycotting that state since January first.
Gilmore meets with the state chapter in Richmond tomorrow morning.

[Big-Game]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#99-59 TC1:56:36]
[GRAPHIC=Big Game]


The record Big Game jackpot surged even higher this afternoon .. to 350 million dollars.
That's because people are placing so much money on tickets.
The state Lottery says by the end of today, Virginians will have spent 12-million-dollars on this jackpot since it began in March .. more than 40 per cent of that today.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Tina/Microwave]


Tina Tenret is at one of the busiest stores in the Roanoke area, the 7-11 just off Route 419.
[Live=Tina Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Tina1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: plant closings.)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Convenience store]
[SUPER=03-Ridgeway; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kathy Waller/Store Manager; :20]
[SUPER=01-Chris Gibson/Big Game Player; :43]
[SUPER=01-Keith/Gamblers Anonymous; :59]
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[OUT Q=need more]

(( Convenience store owners don't need to buy a Big Game ticket to cash in on the jackpot. They earn five cents for every ticket they sell. At a place like the EZ Stop in Ridgeway, that's already topped 13-thousand-dollars.
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[SOT 2:40:59]
[IN Q=It's been excellent]

((IT'S BEEN EXCELLENT. ... GREAT.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=GREAT]

So great is the demand -- the Virginia Lottery parked a truck outside with two more ticket vendors and still the line grows. That's where we found Chris Gibson spending 200 dollars for tickets -- and he drove up from North Carolina to do it.


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[SOT 2:14:04]
[IN Q=I come up here]

((I COME UP HERE USUALLY EVERY TWO OR THREE WEEKS BUT NOW THE BIG GAME IS GETTING THIS BIG I'M COMING UP HERE ABOUT EVERY TWO OR THREE DAYS.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=TWO OR THREE DAYS]

Experts say that's how your one-dollar-a-day lottery habit can turn into a real addiction.
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[SOT 4:38:39]
[IN Q=There's a high]

((THERE'S A HIGH ASSOCIATED WITH THE ACTUAL ACT ... NEED MORE.)) [RUNS:19]
[OUT Q=NEED MORE]))
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN NUMBER]
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[Lottery-Odds]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-07 TC1:20:57]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


As long as you don't outspend your means, today is statistically a good one to take a gamble on the Big Game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


That's the advice of Virginia Tech statistics professor George Terrell (TERR-ull).
He says normally lotteries are a huge waste of money.
Today, you're odds are as slim as they always are: One in 76 million.
But the record 350-million dollar winning potential sweetens the pot.
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[SOT 59:38 - :49]
[IN Q=If you're going to play]

((GEORGE TERRELL/STATISTICS PROFESSOR: IF YOU'RE GOING TO PLAY, PLAY TODAY BECAUSE YOU'RE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF ALL THE SUCKERS WHO LOST IN PREVIOUS WEEKS.))
[SUPER=01-George Terrell/Statistics Professor;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=in previous weeks.]
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[VO-NAT]


Terrell says buying more tickets DOES increase your odds SLIGHTLY.
But the statistician recommends letting the computer choose your numbers.
People tend to choose the same ones -- making it more likely they'd have to share any winnings.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


You can see the drawing live tonight on News 7 at Eleven.
[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Winning tonight's Big Game drawing is on a lot of people's minds.
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[VO-NAT]


But not Ed Coffey's.
He's already a winner and we'll have his story later in the newscast.
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[Mize]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-06 TC1:16:15]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The victim of a near fatal shooting in Henry County spoke out for the first time today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


14 year old Amanda Fackler, blinded and suffering from lead poisoning, says she is ready to get on with her life.


A judge today sentenced her uncle, William Edward "Billy" Mize, to 51 years in prison for shooting Amanda in the face.
Amanda says it's been a long journey getting through the trial and now the sentencing.
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[SOT 1:50:45]
[IN Q=It gave me inner strength]

((AMANDA FACKLER/VICTIM: IT GAVE ME INNER STRENGTH AND MADE ME APPRECIATE EVERY MOMENT OF MY LIVE BECAUSE I ALMOST LOST IT.))
[SOT 1:55:28]

((WANDA MIZE/VICTIM'S MOTHER: I TRIED TO LOOK AT HIM TODAY AND I GLANCED AT HIM I DON'T SEE HIM ANYWAY BUT THAT GUN POINTED AT US AND THE LOOK ON HIS FACE IT WAS PURE HATE. I NEVER SEEN ANYONE LOOK AT ME OR MY CHILD THAT WAY EVER.))
[SUPER=01-Amanda Fackler/Victim; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wanda Mize/Victim's Mother; :15]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=child that way ever.]
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[VO-NAT]


It's been nearly a year since her uncle pulled a gun on her.
Amanda is now learning Braille and hopes to become a teacher for the blind.
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[Reynolds]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-05 TC1:17:20]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


A Henry County man will serve 16 years in prison for robbery and accessory to murder.
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[VO-NAT]


Lawrence David Reynolds admitted robbing three women at an Axton Convenience store last year.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./April 1999;]


Reynolds and his co-defendant William Lemayne Murphy say they were in the getaway car while Michael Anthony Ramey robbed the store and killed a clerk.
Ramey will stand trial in October for capital murder.
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[Lalik]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-32 TC18:50]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


A Roanoke elementary school principal has lost his appeal of a conviction for contempt of court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/July 29, 1999;]


William Lalik (LAH-lick) was sentenced to a day in jail, for leaving a trial last year before he finished testifying.
The judge had told him not to leave the courthouse during a break in his testimony.
But Lalik left to keep an appointment, saying he didn't understand the judge's instructions to be an order.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


The appeals court disagreed and said the judge's statement was an "unambiguous command."

[Elderly-Abuse]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-11 TC32:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some Martinsville residents are lashing out at the Henry-Martinsville Social Services.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


Michele Smith and a group of concerned citizens spoke in front of the city Municipal Building this afternoon.
They say social services waited to long to save an elderly woman, Elizabeth Stolbun, from abuse and neglect.
The victim's husband and son face criminal charges.
The group is also asking for a state investigation into the agency.
Police records show social services waited 20 days before removing Stolbun from her home.
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[SOT 15:25:00]
[IN Q=We'll never know]

((MICHELE SMITH/CONCERNED CITIZEN: WE'LL NEVER KNOW IN THAT 20 DAYS IF THEY HAD BEEN QUICK IF THIS WOMAN COULD BE ALIVE TODAY. WE CAN ONLY ASK THAT QUESTION. WE DON'T KNOW.))
[SUPER=07-Michele Smith;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=we don't know.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


The social services' director, Joyce Martin, says because of the ongoing case she is not at liberty to discuss it.

She would only say the case is unfortunate and the facts will play out in court.

[Stocks]


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


A down day on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-y/66.88/10536.75/y/84.54/3584.84/x/0.39/108.07;]


The DOW lost 67 points while NASDAQ dropped 84 and a half points.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index gained a third of a point.
[SUPER=431-i!/35a/h%/37r/u/48@/ha/54c/i!/28r;]
[SUPER=432-h@/29d/ia/2a/h!/43*/h%/32$/h&/37c;]
[SUPER=433-ir/51g/h!/19#/hd/18&/hd/27d/i%/23c;]
[SUPER=434-ie/17a/hd/51*/he/42e/h&/61*/hc/53;]



[City-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC38:43]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Budget]


Roanoke City council gave its stamp of approval today to the city's next budget.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Council members approved a 184- million dollar spending plan... nearly identical to the one presented by City Manager Darlene Burchum.
It includes additional funds for schools and more money for pay raises--- but does not include a tax rate increase.



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[SOT 03:44:38]
[IN Q=I'm getting]

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I'M GETTING READY TO LEAVE THIS OFFICE YOU KNOW AND I WANTED TO MAKE SURE BEFORE I LEFT THAT THE FINANCING PACKAGE FOR THE RENOVATION OF MY ALMA MATER, PATRICK HENRY HIGH SCHOOL WAS IN PLACE, AND THE ONE APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL, DOES IN FACT DO THAT. ))
[SUPER=@Bowers;]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=do that.]
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[VO-NAT]


City council also agreed to meet at two PM Monday to appoint someone to fill the vacancy left by the recent death of council member, Jim Trout.
That person would serve on council until June 30th.
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[Truck-Winner]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC1:02:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Ed Coffey doesn't have to buy a Big Game ticket to be a winner.
He's got a brand new truck.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Bedford man picked up the keys to a Dodge Dakota from Advance Auto today.
Coffey was one of four people to win the grand prize.
He entered the contest almost every time he went to the parts store, which was pretty often, since he had been driving a 17-year-old pickup.
He also takes care of two elderly parents, a farm, and a dog.
She seems to love the A-C in the new truck, something the old one didn't have.
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[Sports tease]


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


Dale Earnhardt Junior is the first two time winner on the Winston Cup circuit this season, Mike Stevens talked with him today,
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[VO-NAT]


and a Lord Botetourt senior hits the Don Holliday scholarship lottery jack pot, the grand total in sports.
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[S-Charlotte]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-68 2310TC]
[GRAPHIC=LOWES SPEEDWAY]


Last Saturday - Dale Earnhardt Junior passed his Richmond exam with ease. This week - he's in Charlotte studying for his next test. Tonight - the rookie phenom gives Mike Stevens a few answers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt Jr./Two Wins In 2000; :34]
[SUPER=01-Tony Eury Sr./Earnhardt's Crew Chief; 1:35]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:50]
[RUNS=2:00]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-Holliday]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-70 9:35]
[GRAPHIC=Golf]


June 24th, the date of the Don Holliday Memorial Golf Tournament.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

Today, at the Patrick Henry Hotel, Lord Botetourt senior Drew Arney received the 16 thousand dollar Don Holliday memorial scholarship that will go towards his education at Longwood College where he intends to play golf.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="this is]
[SUPER=01-Drew Arney/Scholarship Recipient; :00]

((THIS IS ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF MY LIFE, I'D HAVE TO SAY, IT'S A HECK OF AN HONOR, IT'S A PAY OFF. I'LL JUST KEEP GOING I GUESS. I CAN'T BELIEVE THE PAY OFF I'M RECEIVING RIGHT NOW. HALF MY COLLEGE IS PAID FOR, IT'S OVERWHELMING.))
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=....overwelming"]
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[VO-NAT]

The two time first team all blue ridge district golfer maintains a 3.03 grade point average and volunteers as a kids golf instructor at Botetourt Country Club and works under Chip Sullivan at Ashley Plantation.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="]

((CHRIS ROUSE/BOTETOURT HEAD PRO: WE HAVE ABOUT 30-35 KIDS, AND IT'S HARD FOR MY ASSISTANT AND I TO WORK WITH THEM ALL AT THE SAME TIME, SO HE'LL GET IN THERE AND HELP US. NOT ONLY THAT, HE'S JUST A GOOD PERSON, HE'S THERE FOR PEOPLE.)) ((CHIP SULLIVAN/ASHLEY PLANTATION HEAD GOLF PRO:HE HAS INITIATIVE. MOST KIDS IN HIGH SCHOOL YOU GOTTA KINDA PUSH THEM ALONG TO GET THEM TO WORK, BUT DREW COMES IN AND KNOWS WHAT TO LOOK TO DO, AND GETS THE JOB DONE BY THE END OF THE DAY AND DOES A SUPER JOB.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Rouse/Botetourt Head Pro; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chip Sullivan/Ashley Plantation Head Golf Pro; :18]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=......super job"]
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-60]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


An agreement has not been reached as of yet between Express ownership and head coach Scott Gordon on his return to coach Roanoke's ECHL team.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

A good portion of the budget for next season has been agreed upon, but some details of the coaches salary still must be worked out, Gordon said from his home in Atlanta, Georgia today.
Also, assistant coach Perry Florio has been offered a head coaching job in another league, but he has not made a decision on that offer at this time.
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[Promo]


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


Is it simply justice or overkill?
The issue of gay rights comes up for debate tonight in the city of Lynchburg..
[Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom]


Jean Jadhon is in our newsroom with more..
[Live=Jean Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Jean1;]


Keith, Lynchburg city council tonight will hear a proposal to add the phrase "sexual orientation" to the city's personnel policy.
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[VO-NAT]


The city already prohibits discriminating against persons based on their race, religion and national origin.
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[SOT 00:03:00]
[IN Q=Some peope argue]

((BILL CONNELLY/GAY ACTIVIST: SOME PEOPLE ARGUE THAT IT'S NOT A VALID CATEGORY AND THEY THROW IN `WELL, WE'LL WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO PROTECT SHORT, BLONDE, BLUE- EYED PEOPLE', AND WE HAVE PROOF THAT GAY PEOPLE ARE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST NOT ONLY IN LYNCHBURG, BUT ALL ACROSS VIRGINIA AND ALL ACROSS THE UNITED STATES.))
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=the United States.]
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[VO-NAT]


Connelly also wants to see a local human rights commission formed.
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[Live=Jean Full/Newsroom]


He'll take his argument to council tonight..
[Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom]

..and we'll tell you what they decided on News7 at Eleven.