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A killer in court says he more than sorry. He's ashamed of himself. We'll hear from him on NEWS 7.
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Union leaders aren't crazy about it, but they're recommending G-E workers ratify the new contract.
We'll have a live report from Salem.
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[Weather-Head]
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Looking for a warmer forecast in the coming days. Details ahead.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=tbr]
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In other news, a contestant in television's Big Brother has local ties. We'll tell you which one.
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also customers of a Roanoke gym find themselves locked out unexpectedly.
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[5-Grant]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=500-9 52:38]
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A Danville man was sentenced today to life in prison for killing a woman in January.
Surae Chinn has the story of Ray Matthew Grant.
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[SUPER=01-Ray Matthew Grant/Defendant; :15]
[SUPER=01-Jeaniqua Jackson/Victim's Niece; :34]
[SUPER=01-Latasha Poteat/Grant's Cousin; :46]
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Mary Deloris Johnson was killed a few days shy of her 46th birthday. She died at the hands of her close friend 23 year old Ray Matthew Grant. Her killer will now spend the rest of his life thinking about his crime.
[SOT 1:08:03]

((RAY MATTHEW GRANT: I KNOW ME. THIS AIN'T ME. I'VE BEEN WAITING ALL THIS TIME TO LOOK AT YOU ALL. I'M MORE THAN SORRY I'M ASHAMED.))
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Grant stabbed Mary Johnson 75 times on a cold January day.
[SOT 5:36:53]

((JEANIQUA JACKSON/VICTIM'S NIECE: IT MADE IT WORSE--HIM STANDING UP THERE AND SAYING HE LOST A GOOD FRIEND BECAUSE SHE WAS A GOOD PERSON.))
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The lives of the families on both sides have been changed forever.
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((LATASHA POTEAT/GRANT'S COUSIN: I'M NEVER GOING TO GO OUT AGAIN LIKE WE USE TO.))
[SOT 1:14:50]

((LATASHA POTEAT/GRANT'S COUSIN: I WISH THERE WAS A BETTER WAY THAN SPENDING THE REST OF HIS LIFE IN JAIL.))
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Grant's family and friends pleaded for a lighter sentence.
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((IF YOU EVER SAW A FAUCET THAT LEAKED, HE CRIED LIKE THAT.))
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But the victim's family says no amount of tears will bring back Mary Johnson.
[SOT 5:37:23]

((JEANIQUA JACKSON/VICTIM'S NIECE: NOT A DAY GOES BY WE DON'T THINK ABOUT HER.))
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And so Grant will spend his life in prison for taking another. Mary Johnson's family will spend the rest of their lives thinking about Mary. Surae Chinn News 7, Danville.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
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[TAPE#=500-20 10:25]
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A Campbell County truck driver was killed this morning when his rig overturned and struck another car near Rustburg.
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State police say 27- year- old Eddie Lee Edwards of Naruna was hauling wood chips from Brookneal when he apparently lost control on Route 501 and crossed the center line.
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[IN Q=Overturned and]

((TROOPER ROB RIDDLEBARGER/VA STATE POLICE: OVERTURNED AND ACCORDING TO A WITNESS, AND '87 CHEVROLET FOUR-DOOR DRIVEN BY A CARRIE YOUNGER APPARENTLY OBSERVED HIM OUT OF CONTROL, TRIED TO BACK UP ON 501, BUT WAS STRUCK ANYWAY BY THE TRUCK WHICH HAD ALREADY OVERTURNED.))
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[OUT Q=already overturned.]
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Edwards was pronounced dead at the scene.
37- year- old Carrie Younger of Naruna will remain hospitalized overnight for observation.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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An excursion of school children in north- central Spain met with disaster this afternoon.
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The bus they were riding in collided with a truck-load of pigs.
The Associated Press reports at least 24 people- -mostly children- -were killed as the bus overturned.
Thirty other people were injured in the accident.
The local fire department says the children were from Barcelona.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=500-16 27:23]
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Employees at General Electric are voting on a new contract today. Their old one expired a week ago Monday. Union officials are endorsing the new contract that offers pension and benefit increases.
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Jennifer Miele is at the Salem Union Hall where members of the I-U-E are voting.
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Keith, nearly 40,000 G-E workers across the country including 500 here in Salem are voting on the new contract today. They were ready to strike as early as Saturday, before the company made its final offer. Voters say they'll accept the contract, but they're not completely satisfied.
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[IN Q=It's not good enough.]
[SUPER=01-Vicki Hogan/GE Union Employee]
[SUPER=01-Roy Rogers/Local 161 President]
[SUPER=01-Harold Sizer/GE Union Employee]
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((IT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH. THERE ARE CERTAIN PARTS OF THAT I DISAGREE WITH.))
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The new contract offers union employees a 15% pension increase and as much as a $3,000 annual benefit increase.
The offer also doubles warning time G-E would have to give before plant closings; from 6 months to 1 year.
The company says the hard work at the bargaining table is done, now it's up to union employees to accept or reject the contract.
[IN Q=I think the contract]

((ROY ROGERS: I THINK THE CONTRACT WAS A VERY GENEROUS CONTRACT OVERALL. THE FACT THAT WE DID GET SUBSTANTIAL WAGE INCREASE OF 14% COMPOUNDED OVER 3 YEARS. WE'LL BE ABLE TO KEEP OUR HEALTH CARE COSTS DOWN WHICH IS A CONCERN FOR MANY OF OUR MEMBERS.))
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((HAROLD SIZER: IT THINK IT'S A PRETTY FAIR CONTRACT IN THIS DAY AND TIME. HOPEFULLY IN THE FUTURE WE'LL GET A LITTLE MORE FOR OUR PENSIONS. BUT I'M HOPING IT WILL PASS.))
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The vote here is over tonight at 6.
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Keith, we'll have more on the vote and preliminary results tonight on News 7 at 6.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The Federal Drug Enforcement Administration is investigating members of the Roanoke Police force.
It all started a little over a year ago, when the police department launched it's own internal investigation following accusations of criminal activity by some officers.
Soon afterwards the police department turned the investigation over to the D-E-A.
The city will not confirm how many officers are involved but says only it that at least one officer has been placed on adminstrative leave.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=500-2 53:12]
[GRAPHIC=NONe]


The ranks of the Virginia State Police could use a little more color.
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That's what the state N-double-A-C-P is saying on the eve of its second quarterly meeting with Governor Jim Gilmore.
The state chapter says it's been told that fewer than a hundred of the agency's 18-hundred officers are African-American.
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[SOT 14:59:06]
[IN Q=That's a]

((SALIM KHALFANI/VIRGINIA NAACP: THAT'S A PLACE THAT NEEDS SOME DIVERSITY. SO WE THINK IT'S SOMETHING THE GOVERNOR OUGHT TO LOOK INTO, BECAUSE MAYBE HE'S NOT AWARE OF THE NUMBERS.))
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A spokeswoman for the State Police says the agency is putting together statistics on its minority make-up-- but as of this broadcast, they were NOT ready for public release.
The hot topic of tomorrow's meeting between black civil rights leaders and the Governor, of course, continues to be Confederate History Month.

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Coming up next on the newscast, flight attendents say something has to be done about the number of people who lose control of their tempers in the air.
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And local dairy farmers say they're having a hard time making money. After this break, we'll tell you what is cutting into their profits.
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[5-Danville-Body]


[ANCHOR=Keith']
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Pittsylvania County authorities are investigating a murder.
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A resident in a rural part of the county called the Sheriff's department around six this morning to tell them a body was lying on their driveway.
Authorities have not identified the body yet but would only say it is a black male in his teens or early 20's.
They also say there was at least one gunshot wound.
This is Pittsylvania County's second murder this year.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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Local dairy farmers are feeling the pinch of low milk prices and high fuel prices.
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Shawsville dairy farmer Allen Sisson says he's been producing more milk than ever... but he's still losing six thousand dollars a month.
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((ALLEN SISSON/DAIRY FARMER: WE CAN'T OPERATE ON A 40-50 THOUSAND DOLLAR DROP FROM ONE YEAR TO THE NEXT. THAT'S WHAT IT'S GOING TO END UP BEING IF WE DON'T GET SOME RELIEF AS FAR AS PRICES. WITHIN THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS WE'RE GOING TO BE LOSING ABOUT 40-50THOUSAND DOLLARS PER YEAR.))
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[OUT Q=50-thousand dollars per year.]
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Milk industry analysts blame an overabundance of milk on the market and the rising costs of transportation.
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[IN Q=The actual prices]
[SUPER=01-Gordon Groover/Extension Economist;]

((GORDON GROOVER/EXTENSION ECONOMIST: THE ACTUAL PRICES THEY'RE RECEIVING NOW ARE PROBABLY ABOUT THE LOWEST THEY'VE SEEN SINCE THE LATE 70S. SO IT DOES HAVE A LARGE IMPACT ON THE SMALL DAIRY FARMERS THAT ARE USING THAT MARGIN BETWEEN THE PRICE THEY RECEIVE AND THE COST THEY'RE PAYING OUT FOR FAMILY LIVING.))
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[OUT Q=out for family living.]
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[VO-NAT]


Coming up on News-7 at 6, find out if analysts see any relief ahead.
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[5-Goodlatte]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Five]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=500-4 1:04:11]
[GRAPHIC=Gas Prices]


An increase in oil production may bring lower gas prices this fall... None too soon for drivers, gasoline suppliers and the elected officials who've been hearing their complaints.
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Gas prices have fallen a few cents recently, but with self-serve regular hovering around a dollar fifty a gallon, there is still plenty of concern at the pump.
Like his customers, Roanoke Service Station owner Pat Flint is looking forward to lower prices.
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[IN Q=Several months ago]

((SEVERAL MONTHS AGO I WAS PAYING SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR A TRUCKLOAD. THE ONE I GOT LAST FRIDAY WAS IN EXCESS OF 12 THOUSAND DOLLARS. SO THE CASH FLOW PROBLEM IN THIS BUSINESS IS TOUGH... ROUGH BUSINESS RIGHT NOW.))
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[OUT Q=rough business right now.]
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The high cost of fuel was on the table today as the Roanoke County supervisors sat down with Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte.
Goodlatte says he supports an increase in domestic oil production, but at this point does not favor tapping the nation's oil reserves, or suspending the federal gas tax, as some have suggested.
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Road rage has taken off. It's now airborne.
In some cases recently, passengers have crossed the line from impatient to violent behavior. One man bit a Continental Airlines pilot this week and threw a can of beer at a flight attendant.
The flight attendants have had enough. And Drew Levinson tells us what they doing about it.
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Claming they wont tolerate disruptive passengers, Flight attendants around the world declared this a day of action against air rage. (natsound flight attendant handing out leaflets) WOULD YOU FOLKS READ ABOUT AIR RAGE WHEN YOU GET A MINUTE A union representing flight attendants reports the number of air rage incidents increased from 11-hundred in 1994 to 54 hundred three years later. SOME OF THESE AIRLINE INCIDENTS ARE MINOR SUCH AS BEING NOISY OR SMOKING IN A BATHROOM ON BOARD AN AIRPLANE, BUT OTHERS ARE QUITE SERIOUS LIKE GRABBING FLIGHT ATTENDANTS OR EVEN WORSE. Some passengers are attacking pilots and flight attendants. WHAT REALLY SCARED US WHAT WHEN HE TRIED TO OPEN THE EXIT, THEN HE OPENED UP THE COCKPIT AND ATTACKED THE PILOT. In 1997 US Air Flight attendant Renee Sheffer tried to stop a passenger from breaking into the cockpit. I GET FLUNG INTO THE EMERGENCY EXIT, I GET KICKED INTO THE EMERGENCY EXIT, I GET PUNCHED INTO THE EMERGENCY EXIT Instead of a 20-year prison term passenger Gene Trammel was sentenced to three years probation. THIS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED The flight attendants want the worst offenders treated like criminals. In a charter delivered to the department of justice, department of transportation and the FAA. they called for for law enforcement to impose stiffer penalties. FOCUSING OUR GOVERNMENTS ATTENTION ON THE FACT THAT THERE ARE SOME THINGS THEY CAN DO TO STOP THIS. And to the passengers-the flight attendants say they don't need your business enough to let you beat them up. Drew Levinson, CBS News, Detroit.

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Coming up on the newscast, Robin Reed will have our detailed weekend forecast,
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but first on this week's edition of Growin' It, Steve Pardon will explain why the deadheads keep coming back to your garden every year.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=tbr]
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It's time for this week's edition of Growin It. Today Steve Pardon tells us how a good pair of shears can help keep our perennials healthy.
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Coming up today on Health Check, a local gym shuts its door unexpectedly. We'll see if members should expect it to reopen anytime soon,
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and then following sports, we'll see how a former exotic dancer on television's "Big Brother" show has ties to Roanoke.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=500-12 17:11]
[GRAPHIC=Fitness]

A popular women's health club in Roanoke County has suddenly shut down -- with no warning to its customers.
[Double Boxes=Keith/Tina Microwave]


Tina Tenret has the latest from the Cory Everson Aerobics and Fitness Club on Electric Road.
[Live= Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Tina1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.]

Keith, customers who showed up here this week found only a big note on the locked door -- saying the club was closed and MIGHT open next Monday with a new air conditioner. The note says if the club does NOT reopen, it's because the landlord will -- quote -- not keep the building in working condition.
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[OUT Q=just stepped out]

Longtime customers like Kristi (Ay-dee) Eide are mystified.
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[IN Q=Shocked. Very surprised]

((SHOCKED. VERY SURPRISED. ...WE DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING.))
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Eide just renewed her membership to the tune of a couple hundred bucks -- now she's shopping for a new gym. The note on the door says members will get their money back -- Inside, everything's intact, as if managers just stepped out for a minute.
[Live= Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]

Now the notice says part of the problem is the owner is raising the rent to $10,000 a month -- but I visited the landlord at home. Even though he wouldn't go on camera, he says ten thousand dollars was what the manager OFFERED to pay.

[Double Boxes=Keith/Tina Microwave]

He says the club's not making any money Keith, that he's had to go to court to collect rent, and the lease is up in September.

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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-60 1:58:28]
[GRAPHIC=ticker]


Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Thursday ticker. Police in Charlotte, North Carolina, say former Carolina Panther and now Indianapolis Colts running back Fred Lane has been shot to death at his Charlotte home. Police are still investigating the incident, and have NOT yet determined exactly what happened.
[GRAPGIC=MLB]


Lets move to baseball and some diamond action today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/FOX; :00]


The Yankees and the Orioles would battle in an AL East match up. The Birds took a commanding lead in this one. Brady Anderson gets the party started with a homer to right. Baltimore was up 7-nothing after two.
But New York responds with an eight run third led Derek Jeter and Paul O'neil homers, Yankees win 13-9.
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/TBS;]


In the national League, Montreal would take out the Atlanta Braves 5-nothing. In the top of the fifth Vladamir Guerrero crushes a three run homer and the Expos win 4-2.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-66 5719TC]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


The rosters for next Tuesday's Major League baseball all-star game in Atlanta were finalized last night. And while there is always some debate concerning the selection of the reserves and pitchers, this year there also is a little bit of surprise.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;:00]

Trevor Hoffman, one of the most high strung relievers in the game will play for the National League. That's not a surprise, but the fact that many of his fellow big leaguers get ready to perform by playing video games is a little shocking.
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[OUT Q=....EVERYDAY]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

Hoffman recently donned the fluorescent bulbs to help make the Playstation game MLB 2001. He says fans can actually learn more about his style from the game than they can from seeing him in person.
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[IN Q=It will be...]
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[S5-Trophy]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-63]
[GRAPHIC=New River Speedway]


The winner of next weekends Kroger Pepsi 250 at the New River Valley Speedway will receive an unusual trophy in Victory Lane.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Newbern; :]


The trophy is actually a Carousel horse made at the shop of James McDaniel in Newbern Virginia.
As far as McDaniel knows its the first time this type of horse has been used as a racing trophy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="We make...]

((JAMES MCDANIEL/NEWBERN ECLECTIC COMPANY: WE MAKE MOST OF OUR HORSES FOR THEME PARKS AND GIFT STORES AROUND THE UNITED STATES. A FRIEND OF MY SISTER WORKS AT THE RACE TRACK AND GOT THE IDEA THAT I OUGHT TO TALK TO HER AND I DID AND STEPHANIE SAID I LOVE IT AND LETS TRY IT SO THIS WILL BE OUR FIRST.))
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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Your Hometown Station will provide flag to flag coverage of the race. We'll have more on the trophy coming up at six.




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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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finally, one other racing note. Bobby Allison has remarried his former wife Judy. They were married for a second time this past Monday. Their divorce four years ago seemd to be a bi-product of the tragedies that had afflicted the family. But they are reunited again. That's it for the five, have a great day everybody.
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[5-Big-Brother]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=500-11 55:43]
[GRAPHIC=none]


One of the participants on last night's premier of "Big Brother" has ties to the Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-"Big Brother";]


According to the show's website, 26- year- old Jean Jordan was born in Roanoke.
She goes by just "Jordan" on the show.
She is a tri-athlete, who has also worked as an exotic dancer.
Before moving in with nine other castmates in the Los Angeles house, Jordan was living in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


On the show, one resident gets tossed out every two weeks.
After three months, the last remaining house- mate gets 500- thousand- dollars.
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[Take Webday Pinnacle Page Full]
You can keep track of Jean Jordan and all her Big Brother cast mates 24 hours a day on the internet.
You can find their site through a link to our page at WDBJ7-dot-Com.
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