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[TALENT=Keith]

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An alternative to chemotherapy- - a breathing tube that checks vital signs... two examples of the kinds of things the biomedical research center may bring.
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[TALENT=Keith]


Also coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX: the Gilmores provide a harsh critique of controversial Lexington Photographer Sally Mann.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight on News 7 sports, Roanoke College battles to the wire in the team's NCAA softball opener. The top junior golfers in the world have arrived in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]

And Kyle Petty has decided not to race at Charlotte this month skipping the Winston and the Coca-Cola 600.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Heading into a period of unsettled weather. Scattered showers highlight the forecast for the next three days.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
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[SOT 32:14]
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((THIS COULD BE A LOW-COST WAY OF IMPROVING HEALTHCARE.))
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[OUT Q=of improving healthcare.]
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A look at some of the technology that's making the new biomedical research center in Roanoke tick.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Tech-Research]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC52:42]
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It won't be open for business for at least two years...
But the research that Carilion Biomedical Institute hopes to break new ground with is already going full steam ahead.
Marya Jones reports.
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[IN Q=Last year,]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-William Spillman/Optical Sciences Research Dir.; :16]
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[OUT Q=MJN7, Blacksburg.]

(( Last year, a Virginia Tech graduate student invented this fiberoptic breathing monitor.
In doing so, he found a new, non-invasive way to watch patients' vital signs.
Thanks to a partnership with Carilion, this device, quietly engineered in a Virginia Tech lab, could end up in hospitals worldwide.
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[SOT 34:40 - :49]

((WILLIAM SPILLMAN/OPTICAL SCIENCES CENTER DIRECTOR: WE WANT TO PROVIDE THE INTELLECTUAL CAPTIAL... THE IDEAS, INFORMATION AND THE DATA... THAT'S THE BASIS FOR TECHNOLOGY.)) [RUNS:09]
William Spillman is the head of Virginia Tech's Optical Sciences and Engineering Center.
Along with University of Virginia's robotic research center, Spillman's department is the first to partner with Carilion.
The partnership lets researchers come up with the ideas.
Carilion develops them and puts them into action.
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[SOT 35:13]

(( WE DON'T WANT TO JUST START A COMPANY BASED ON ONE LITTLE THING LIKE THIS RESPIRATION SENSOR, WE WANT TO START A COMPANY THAT DID THINGS THAT WENT WELL BEYOND THAT.)) [RUNS:10]
That's already happening.
20 projects for the center are well underway.
Among them: An alternative to chemotherapy that DOEN'T make patients sick. AND implants the body doesn't reject.

And that's just the beginning.
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[SOT 39:53 - 40:10]

((SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA HAS A HARD TIME ATTRACTING GOOD DOCTORS. BUT BY HAVING A BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAM IN THE HEART OF ROANOKE, IT'S GOING TO BE A VERY POSITIVE THING FOR CARILION IN TERMS OF ATTRACTING PEOPLE.)) [RUNS:16]
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[SOT 54:52 - 55:03]

((MARYA JONES/NEWS 7: VIRGINIA TECH CALLS THE PARTNERSHIP AN IDEAL ONE. CARILION USES TECH INVENTIONS TO SAVE LIVES. AND EACH ONE GIVES TECH A BIG BOOST IN PRESTIGE. MJN7, BLACKSBURG.)) [RUNS:09]))

[Sally-Mann]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC1:20:16]
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Lexington photographer Sally Mann won acclaim and drew fire in the 1990s for taking nude pictures of her own children.
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Today, Mann is back in the spotlight.
That's because of a series of graphic naked photos of her and her family, which she showed on May 10th, during a lecture at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
The criticism comes from the Governor and First Lady.
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[SOT 16:01:21]
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: BY DESCRIPTION TO ME THESE ARE REALLY BAD PICTURES, INAPPROPRIATELY DEPICTED OF CHILDREN, IN A SETTING THAT IS, WOULD I THINK BE SEXUALLY OFFENSIVE.))
[SOT 09:30:54]

((ROXANE GILMORE/FIRST LADY OF VIRGINIA: BECAUSE THIS DISPLAY INCLUDED CHILDREN, ADOLESCENT CHILDREN, PREPUBESCENT CHILDREN, I THINK THERE WAS A LINE THAT WAS STEPPED OVER, THAT I HOPE VIRGINIANS ARE NOT WILLING TO STEP OVER.))
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[SUPER=01-Roxane Gilmore/First Lady of Virginia; :17]
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Ironically, Mann told NEWS 7 in an April interview she was happy to leave her controversies behind.
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[SOT 16:45:28]
[IN Q=The children]

((SALLY MANN/PHOTOGRAPHER: THE CHILDREN ARE ALL FINE. I MEAN THEY'VE ALL GROWN UP AND SURVIVED IT. AND YEAH, IT'S SORT OF A NON-ISSUE AT THIS POINT. TO MY GREAT RELIEF.))
[SUPER=01-Sally Mann/Photographer]
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[OUT Q=great relief.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Governor told the museum to develop a policy to prevent what he calls such outrageous displays in the future.
The museum says tonight it will do so with haste.
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[Henry-County]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC32:30]
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Five months after Tultex went bankrupt, the future is looking brighter for Martinsville and Henry County.
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Mayor Mark Crabtree cited several examples of how the city is moving forward, in his state of the city address this afternoon.
Nearly 18- hundred jobs have been announced since the beginning of the year, including the addition of 875 at National Catalog Corporation.
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[SOT 5:31:35]
[IN Q=The city of Martinsville]

((MARK CRABTREE/MARTINSVILLE MAYOR: THE CITY OF MARTINSVILLE IS COMMITTED TO OVERCOMING THE OBSTACLE WE HAVE BEFORE US, BY ATTRACTING JOBS AND CAPITAL INVESTMENT THAT WILL SECURE A BRIGHT ECONOMIC FUTURE FOR ALL OUR CITIZENS.))
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((SHERRY RAMSEY/PATRICK HENRY DEV. COUNCIL: MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR JOBS BUT I THINK WE ARE GOING TO LOOK BACK IN A COUPLE OF YEARS AND SAY LOOK AT THE TYPE OF INDUSTRY WE RECRUITED AS A RESULT OF IT.))
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[SUPER=01-Sherry Ramsey/Patrick Henry Devel. Council; :11]
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[OUT Q=as a result of it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Development officials say about a thousand jobs will open up in the next three months.
But there are at least 42-hundred people in Martinsville and Henry County still looking for work.
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[3Unshackling-Past]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-20 TC34:48]
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It's NOT what Virginia's been telling the tourists.
From about 1840 to 1860, Richmond was the slave trading capital of the world.
New research and a new willingness to confront the past mean the true story of slavery in Virginia is about to be told.
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[VO] [TAKE ANIMATION]
It's the final night in our series, "Unshackling the Past."
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Phil Schwarz/VCU Historian; :33]
[SUPER=07-Betty Williams; 1:23]
[SUPER=07-Lloyd Ford; 2:07]
[SUPER=01-Tim Kaine/Richmond Mayor; 2:24]
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((AFRICANS. CAPTURED. TRADED. STOLEN. AND DRAGGED FROM THEIR MOTHER.)) [runs:09 ]
Once a year, only recently, a very small number of Richmonders have done it.
Walked the slave trail.
The same path some 300 thousand slaves were led in the dark of night into Richmond's Shockoe Bottom slave markets for resale.
It is here on the James that some historians believe the term "sold down the river" originated.
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((PHIL SHWARZ/VCU HISTORIAN: WHEN I FIRST CAME TO RICHMOND, SOME WHITE PEOPLE WOULD SAY "OH YOU'RE WORKING ON SLAVERY.
WELL, WE TREATED THE SLAVES WELL." AND THAT WOULD BE THE END OF THE CONVERSATION.)) [runs:09]
Phil Schwarz is literally writing the book on the Richmond slave trade.
As he tells it, Virginia's farm economy was on the decline in the 1840s.
A new multi-million dollar economy emerged-- trading in human goods.
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((PHIL SHWARZ/VCU HISTORIAN: WHEN YOU SEE ADVERTISEMENTS FOR WOMEN, QUITE OFTEN YOU'LL SEE GOOD BREEDER, MEANING THEY WERE GONNA HAVE LOTS OF CHILDREN. AND AGAIN, IN CRUDE ECONOMIC TERMS, AND THIS IS INHUMANE, BUT IN CRUDE ECONOMIC TERMS, THAT WAS MAXIMIZING YOUR CAPITAL.)) [runs:16]
At auction houses just down from the state capitol, a new, more insidious period of American slavery grew... breeding and selling human life, breaking up families based on the buyer's needs.
[sot 14:16:16]

((BETTY WILLIAMS: I THINK WE SHOULD JUST FORGET IT AND MOVE ON BECAUSE IT'S A LOT OF PAIN. IT'S A LOT OF PAIN.)) [runs:11]
Betty Williams comes now to the old Manchester Docks to fish -- NOT relive the horrific history of where the slaves were unloaded.
[sot 14:15:42]

((BETTY WILLIAMS: YOU'LL SEE CERTAIN THINGS THAT COME OUT OF THE GROUND THAT HAVE -- YOU KNOW, YOU THINK ABOUT MAYBE A SLAVE WAS CHAINED HERE, YOU KNOW, MAYBE BY THE NECK, OR, YOU KNOW? I, YOU KNOW? IT'S JUST...)) [runs:18]
But just upstream, Lloyd Ford wants his city to tell him more about the fishing spot he's been frequenting since age 14.
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((LLOYD FORD: I THINK IT'S THE HISTORY THAT PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT. I THINK, LIKE I SAY AGAIN, THERE SHOULD BE MORE RESEARCH.)) [runs:07]
At the height of the Richmond slave market, some 30 traders were actually licensed to do business here.
So marking the slave trail to the markets is the first step.
But Richmond's mayor has another vision.
[sot 09:53:08]

((TIM KAINE/RICHMOND MAYOR: THIS PROPOSAL TO DO THIS KIND OF A MASSIVE PUBLIC ART PROJECT TO COMMEMORATE LIVES LOST IN THE SLAVE TRADE IS ONE OF A KIND. WE DON'T KNOW OF ANY OTHER THAT REALLY EXISTS IN THIS COUNTRY. AND THERE ISN'T A MORE FITTING PLACE THAN RICHMOND.)) [runs:15]
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The city is seeking federal and private funds to build what could be a two million dollar slave memorial... on the scale of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington.
City leaders see it as the next step toward healing, by unshackling a past long hidden in Virginia.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Still ahead on News 7, Virginia takes the first step toward Charter Schools, including one in Roanoke.
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And we're dialing up a LIVE line from the Transportation Museum-- where they're just a moment away from unveiling a new monument to fallen firefighters.
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[Firefighters-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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They lost their lives in the line of duty and today, six fallen Roanoke firefighters are being remembered by a memorial and statue.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Joy/Microwave]


Joy Sutton is at the ceremony where the unveiling will soon take place.
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[Charter-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=equ]
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Virginia's first three charter schools are gearing up for classes this fall.
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Today, Virginia's education secretary handed over 88 thousand dollars in planning money to the three schools -- including Roanoke city's Blue Ridge Technical Academy.
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[SOT 10:40:00]
[IN Q=These forward]

((WILBERT BRYANT/VIRGINIA EDUCATION SECRETARY: THESE FORWARD LOOKING LOCALITIES HAVE TAKEN THE FIRST STOP TOWARD ENSURING THAT ALL VIRGINIA'S CHILDREN MEET AND EXCEED THE HIGH EXPECTATIONS THAT WE HAVE THROUGH THE STANDARDS OF LEARNING.))
[SUPER=01-Wilbert Bryant/Virginia Education Secretary;]
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[OUT Q=of learning.]
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The Blue Ridge Technical Academy expects to eventually enroll 75 students.
They'll learn business and technology skills in a "hands on" learning environment.
A charter school is a public school freed from many state rules and constraints, but with a contract to ensure student performance.
The other two charter schools are in Hampton and Gloucester (GLOSS-tur).

[Stocks]


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Another rough day for tech stocks. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW gianed seven-and a half points while NASDAQ lost 106.
The Bloomberg News-7 Index gained more than a point.
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[Social-Services]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
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The Henry-Martinsville social services will now investigate and review all cases ending in death.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


The social services board unanimously agreed on that decision this week.
The agency has been criticized for taking 20 days to remove 75 year old Elizabeth Stolbun from neglect and abuse last year.
Attorney Robert Haley also suggested the board investigate and find out if regulations were followed properly and what could have been done differently.
Stolbun was found covered in urine, blisters and vomit. She was rescued her from her home but later died in the hospital.
Stolbun's husband and son face criminal charges.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, Kyle Petty decides to skip this month's festivites in Charlotte. Roanoke College goes the distance in its NCAA softball opener.
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[VO-NAT]

And Roy Stanley tells us how just getting in this year's Scott Robertson golf tournament is almost as tough as winning it.
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[S-NCAA]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-69 2654TC]
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The Roanoke College softball team opened the NC double A division three championship tournament against the Alma Scots out of Michigan. Steve Mason and photographer Greg moore have the exciting highlights from Salem.
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[SUPER=01-Suzanne Maddox/Drove in Two Runs; :45]
[SUPER=01-Alan Bayse/Roanoke Head Coach; :55]
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[S-UVa]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-70]
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The Virginia Cavaliers are still alive at the ACC baseball tournament that is taking place just outside of Charlotte.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fort Mill, SC/Cavaliers vs. Wolkpack; :00]

This afternoon in their loser's bracket showdown with N.C. State, the Cavs broke open a tie game in the 10th inning and came back to knock off N.C. State 9-5 and eliminate the Wolfpack.
[super=34-Virginia/9/N.C. State/5/Final In 10;]

UVa plays the loser of tonight's Wake-Ga. Tech game tomorrow at Noon.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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The Hokies open play in the Atlantic 10 tournament tonight in Pennsylvania at 7:30 against UMass. This afternoon Tech freshmen Joe Saunders and Jed English both earned 1st team all-A-10 honors.

[S-Petty]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Less than a week after the death of 19 year old Adam Petty, the family racing operation in Level Cross has decided to scale back its efforts at Charlotte.
[GRAPHIC=KYLE PETTY]

Adam's dad, Kyle, has withdrawn Petty Enterprises Hot Wheels' Pontiac from this weekend's Winston all-star event at the Lowe's Motor Speedway. The car WILL race in the Coca-Cola 600 but without Kyle.
[GRAPHIC=STEVE GRISSOM]

Former Winston Cup regular Steve Grissom will fill in for Kyle and drive in the Coke 600 on Memorial Day weekend.

Grissom drives the Petty's Craftsman Truck series entry.[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-71 (18:59)]
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The Scott Robertson field includes 17 of the top ranked junior golfers in the country.
But for a small group of competitors it took a qualifying round to earn a spot in the elite field.
Roy Stanley has more.
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[SUPER=01-Romi Irons/Scott Robertson Qualifier; :18]
[SUPER=01-Austin Willis/Scott Robertson Qualifier; :42]
[SUPER=01-Joe Hurtuk/Scott Robertson Qualifier; 1:01]
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[OUT Q=......news 7 sports."]

((It took Romi Irons 8 hours to make the trip to Roanoke from Dublin, Ohio for the qualifying round.
Irons is aware that no qualifier has ever won the event. However, she's excited about the opportunity to play against the top 3 girls in the country.)) ((ROMI IRONS/SCOTT ROBERTSON QUALIFIER:)) ((Austin Willis is back this year. The Orlando, Florida native failed to qualify last year but he was an alternate after winning in a playoff. ((AUSTIN WILLIS/SCOTT ROBERTSON QUALIFIER:))
And Joe Hurtuk of Bedford, Ohio remembers the empty feeling last year after failing to qualify. He'll challenge for the boys title this year and Hurtuk says he's at the top of his game.)) ((JOE HURTUK/SCOTT ROBERTSON QUALIFIER:)) ((ROY STANLEY:))
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[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The six people killed in a Roanoke fire will be remembered tonight.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom]


Jean Jadhon is in the newsroom tonight with more.
[Live= Jean/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Jean1]


Keith it's was two years ago tonight that a Roanoke apartment house erupted in flames.
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[VO-NAT]


Six people died in the fire which police say was set in revenge for a shooting the night before.
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[Live= Jean/Newsroom]


We'll hear from some relatives of the victims..
[Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom]

tonight on News 7 at Eleven.