[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

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[VO-NAT]


County health department workers get their old digs back- -some aren't so keen on being sent packing.
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[TALENT=Keith]


We're get the latest installment on the Cory Everson Health Club closing.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Head]
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In sports, A big week for Sports in Danville today. Johnny Newman is in town for his basketball camp.
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[VO-NAT]


And today High school officials introduced Ron Hollingsworth as the Eagles new head basketball coach.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 8pm for northern and central Virginia. We'll check their progress in a moment.

[Video-Open]


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



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[VO-NAT]


Eight months after the roof collapsed at the Roanoke County Health Department in Vinton, workers are moving back in.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NEws 7 at Six]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Vinton-Health]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-21 TC57:08]
[GRAPHIC=NEws 7 at Six]


For the last eight months extensive repairs have been made to the inside and outside of the health department in Vinton.
Now the job is getting everything up and running again.
[Double Boxes=Keith andKateMicrowave]


Kate Weidaw is at the Roanoke County Health Department in Vinton with more.
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[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]
[SUPER=01-Susan Adcock/Nurse; :22]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/November 15; :43 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Boggess/Asst. Town Manager; :50]
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[OUT Q=unpacking to do.]

((It's moving day for the Roanoke County Health Department in Vinton. Boxes are being repacked and movers are loading the equipment onto the trucks at Roland E Cook Elementary school, where the health department has been operating from for the past eight months. But moving back into the old building won't be as easy for some, Susan Adcock has gotten quite attached to working here.

[SOT 5:55:50]
[INQ=]

((SUSAN ADCOCK/NURSE: WE WERE IN THE LIBRARY WITH LOTS OF WINDOWS AND THE HALL WAS GREAT FOR THE PATIENTS TO WAIT AND WE GOT TO PUT UP THE LITURETURE SO WE HATE TO LEAVE.))
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But after months of extensive repairs from the November 15th roof collapse town officials say the building on Pollard Street is better than ever. Assistant Town Manager Kevin Boggess remembers seeing the damage that night.

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((KEVIN BOGGESS/ASST. CITY MANAGER: THE COLLAPSE HAPPENED ALONG THIS PORTION OF THE BUILDING AND SEVERAL OF THE TRESSES SHATTERED AND FELL BEFORE THEY WERE CAUGHT BY A FILE CABINET IN THE MIDDLE ROOM.))
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And with a fresh coat of paint, new carpeting, and a few added touches here and there Boggess says the health department looks better then it did before. But before it's back to business, the movers and the staff have quite a bit of sorting and unpacking to do.))
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[Live= Kate/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Vinton]

The health department plans to reopen Wednesday at 8 in the morning, until then they are closed so if you need to get in touch with them you can call
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN] 857-78000 OR 857-7663.
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[Double Boxes=Keith and Kate/Microwave]

But if you have an emergency officials says to go to the Roanoke City health department.

[Heart-Surgery]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC1:45:50]
[GRAPHIC=Heart Surgery]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
Folks in the Danville area may not have to hit the road for heart surgery.
Right now, they usually have to go to Duke University because Danville Regional Medical Center does not have an open- heart surgery program.
But now the hospitals are joining forces to build a 6 million dollar facility in Danville.
Surae Chinn shows us how drastically that could change patients' lives.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]
[SUPER=01-Vestal Dillard/Heart Patient; :17]
[SUPER=@Surae1; :30]
[SUPER=01-Barry Dillard/Heart Patient; :47]
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((DR. GARY MILLER/CARDIOLOGIST: WHAT WE FOUND IS THAT IT'S TOTALLY BLOCKED.)) [RUNS:05]
Vestal Dillard received the bad news about his heart today.
[natsot break: 15:46]

((DR. GARY MILLER/CARDIOLOGIST: AT THIS POINT IT LOOKS LIKE WE'LL BE SENDING HIM TO DUKE.)) [RUNS:04]
Duke is a very familiar place to Dillard.
[SOT 23:27]

((VESTAL DILLARD/HEART PATIENT: I'VE HAD 7 ANGIOPLASTIES ONE BYPASS AND ONE TRIPLE BYPASS.)) [RUNS:15]
And each time he's had to make that three hour roundtrip.
[SOT 31:14]

((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: PATIENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS SAY IT WOULD REDUCE STRESS AND BE EASIER ON EVERYONE IF ALL THE PROCEDURES COULD BE DONE LOCALLY HERE IN DANVILLE.)) [RUNS:09]
Especially when heart disease runs in the family. Dillard's son Barry has had heart surgery at Duke as well.
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((BARRY DILLARD/HEART PATIENT: WHEN I HAD HEART ATTACK AND OPEN HEART SURGERY COULD HAVE 2-3 DAYS SOONER.)) [RUNS:10]
[NATSOT 25:30 SOMEONE FROM FAMILY]
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((VESTAL DILLARD/HEART PATIENT: I'D LIKE TO SEE ANGIOPLASTY DONE OR BYPASS NOT JUST FOR ME BUT EVERYBODY ELSE.)) [RUNS:10]
Dillard won't be able to experience the convenience this time around. Hospital officials need state approval first. And completion of the 6 million dollar proposed facility won't happen for another 2-3 years. Surae Chinn, News 7, Danville.))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


Hospital officials say the partnership would create about 35 new jobs.

[Pruitt]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-18 TC1:20:00]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Danville authorities are in their fifth day searching for a murder suspect.
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[VO-NAT]


40 year old Clyde Scott Pruitt is charged with the shooting death of Chris Gill of Danville.
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Investigators say Pruitt kicked in the door of the Gill's home on Westover Drive and shot him in the chest last Thursday.
Gill was friends with the suspect's estranged wife.
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[Lee-Hospital]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-17 TC1:20:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A hospital administrator in far Southwest Virginia has admitted accepting kick-backs from private physicians who were doing business with the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pennington Gap]


While he was administrator at Lee County Community Hospital, Jim Davis personally piled up more than a million dollars.
Davis pled guilty today- -under an agreement with the government- -that means he won't go to trial.
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[IN Q=Under the agreement]

((UNDER THE AGREEMENT WITHIN 30 DAYS HE'S GOING TO TURN OVER $1-MILLION WORTH OF ASSETS TO THE HOSPITAL. NOW HE'S LIABLE FOR THE WHOLE 1.75 MILLION, BUT HE'S AGREED TO AT LEAST PAY $1 MILLION WITH 30 DAYS.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Bondurant/Assistant U.S. Attorney]
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[OUT Q=within 30 days.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Davis pled guilty to racketeering and racketeering conspiracy. He'll be sentenced later.

[State-Workers]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=State Seal]


It's the most sweeping change to state workers' pay in 40 years.
Governor Jim Gilmore says a new pay plan will start this fall for 75-thousand classified employees.
The new plan bases raises more on performance than longevity.
But it also makes it easier for managers to reward longtime employees who are doing a great job.

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


You may soon be able to belly up to the bar with a concealed weapon.
That's still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And find out how how some simple arithmetic foiled a waiter's attempt to pad the tip on charge- card payments.
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[Cory-Everson]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#00-19 TC39:03]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A woman's gym in Roanoke County is still closed, even though the owner expected to re-open today.
Sources say the owner of Cory Everson's may be ready to sell.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Tina/Microwave]


Tina Tenret is at the gym in Roanoke County.
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[SUPER=01-Karen Carpenter/New Fitness; :18]
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[Double Boxes=Keith and Tina/Microwave]



[Domestic-Violence]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-20 TC1:22:07]
[GRAPHIC=Domestic Violence]


At least one a day.. that's how many women in Bedford are becoming victims of domestic violence.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


To meet the growing demand for services, Social Services officials today unveiled the area's new domestic violence office.
Officials say as the city and county's populations grow, more and more battered women are seeking help.
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[SOT 14:05:20]
[IN Q=Bedford County]

((LEIGHTON LANGFORD/SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR: BEDFORD COUNTY AND CITY'S POPULATION ARE GROWING.. IN FACT I SUSPECT WE'RE AS LARGE OR LARGER THAN LYNCHBURG NOW IN POPULATION WHEN YOU PUT THE TWO TOGETHER.. SO OUR ARE JUST AS LARGE AS THEIRS ARE AND WE'RE GLAD TO BE ABLE TO OFFER THE SERVICE RIGHT HERE IN BEDFORD.))
[SUPER=01-Leighton Langford/Social Services Director]
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[OUT Q=here in Bedford.]
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[VO-NAT]


The office offers free 24- hour accesss to safety and crisis intervention information.
The new facility was funded in part by a 50- thousand dollar state grant.
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[Gun-Bills]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-22 TC48:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia's new Republican leaders in the House of Delegates decided their first session in charge was NOT the time to start loosening gun laws.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


But they've put a number of gun bills on the docket for review this summer.
Today, a proposal was floated to partially repeal a ban on concealed weapons in restaurants that serve alcohol.
Gun rights supporters say permitted weapons should be allowed in restaurants where alcohol is NOT the primary focus.
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[IN Q=I was talking]

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: I WAS TALKING TO JEWELER IN SALEM... THEY'VE GOT GANGS OF JEWEL THIEVES THAT ARE ACTUALLY GOING INTO PLACES AND STEALING THE JEWELS. AND WHAT THEY LOOK FOR IS SALESMEN. AND THE LAST ONE HE TOLD ME ABOUT WAS ONE WHERE THEY WENT INTO A RESTAURANT, SHOT THE TWO SALESMEN, TOOK ABOUT A HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IN JEWELRY AND LEFT.))
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[OUT Q=and left.]
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[VO-NAT]


But how should restaurants that serve alcohol and bars be distinguished?
The restaurant industry doesn't like the idea of signs on the doors.
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[IN Q=That sounds]

((CHICK JORDAN/VIRGINIA HOSPITALITY & TRAVEL ASSOC.: THAT SOUNDS PRETTY CONFUSING TO US. AND WE'RE NOT SURE THAT'S A GREAT MARKETING TOOL FOR A RESTAURANT.))
[SUPER=01-Chick Jordan/VA Hospitality & Travel Assoc.: ]
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[OUT Q=for a restaurant.]
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[VO-NAT]


Some gun control advocates say alcohol and guns should never mix -- especially in restaurants where children are dining.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=None]
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Cautious trading led to a mixed day on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW gained eleven points, but NASDAQ lost 43.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index dropped nearly a point.

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[Brown]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=]
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Bedford County authorities have finished an investigation of former Vinton police officer Bill Brown.
The prosecutor's office says Brown will NOT face charges in the death of his wife, Carmel.
A news release says police found no evidence to contradict the medical examiner's findings that Carmel Brown died of carbon monoxide poisoning, and that her death was accident.
She died almost a year ago while seated in her car inside a garage.



[Ragazzi's]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-29 TC18:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A waiter at Ragazzi's Italian Restaurant on Franklin Road was caught overcharging customers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


His name is not being released, but Roanoke County authorities are charging the man with credit card fraud.
The restaurant saved itself and customers hundreds of dollars in fraudulent charges.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We do a]

((WE DO A DAILY AND NIGHTLY AUDIT ON CREDIT CARDS, AND IF THEY DON'T MATCH, IT THROWS A FLAG UP. SOMETIMES IT'S AN HONEST MISTAKE, SOMETIMES, PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO BETTER THEMSELVES. ))
[SUPER=01-David Nakhley/Assistant General Manager]
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[OUT Q=better themselves.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Better Business Bureau says incidents like this one usually go unnoticed, unless a restaurant manager checks on credit card use.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Companies should]

((COMPANIES SHOULD HAVE PROCEDURES IN PLACE TO PROTECT THEIR CUSTOMERS, AND OBVIOUSLY RAGAZZI'S DID. THEY WERE VERY ALERT, THEY CAUGHT IT IMMEDIATELY. AND I THINK THAT MOST RESTURANTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Julie Wheeler/Better Business Bureau]
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[OUT Q=to do that.]
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[VO-NAT]


All of the customers who's cards were overcharged were notified, and their accounts were credited.
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[Wilder-Debate]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


The fights over the debates are starting to wrap up.
Both Chuck Robb and George Allen have now agreed to a new debate, on September 24th.
Former Governor Doug Wilder will moderate.
Both candidates have also agreed to an October 22nd debate moderated by U-V-A political analyst Larry Sabato.

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Tease][GRAPHIC=None]


And coming up in sports, G.W. Danville has a new head basketball coach Johnny Newman was back home for his basketball camp.
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[VO-NAT]


And over in Salem over 100 kids attended Bill Pilat's 8-th annual lacrosse camp.
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[S-GW]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-77 (21:38)]
[GRAPHIC=Basketball Logo]


Ron Hollingsworth is the new head basketball coach at G.W. Danville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :]


Hollingsworth has spent the past couple of years as an associate head coach at St. Paul College.
But having been a head coach getting the Eagle job is a dream come true.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I've been...]

((RON HOLLINGSWORTH/EAGLE HEAD BASKETBALL COACH: I'VE BEEN A HEAD COACH IN THE PAST AND BEEN AN ASSISTANT COACH THE PAST FEW YEARS BUT HEAD COACHING THAT'S MY PASSION TO BE ABLE TO RUN MY OWN PROGRAM AND TO COME TO A SCHOOL THATS DEEP IN TRADITION LIKE G.W. YES THATS A DREAM OF MINE.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Hollingsworth/Eagle Head Basketball Coach; :]
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[OUT Q=.......DREAM OF MINE."]
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[VO NAT]
Hollingsworth met some of his future players and his coaching style seemed to fit right in.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Running...]

((RICHARD THOMAS/SENIOR FORWARD: RUNNING COACH CARTER ALREADY STRESSED THAT A LOT EXECUTION SO I THINK THAT WILL BE NO PROBLEM HE LIKES AN UP TEMPO GAME PLAYING AN UP TEMPO STYLE SO I THINK THAT WILL HELP US OUT A LOT BECAUSE WE ARE ALREADY USE TO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Thomas/Senior Forward; :]
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[OUT Q=......use it."]
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[S-Newman]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-75 (15:17)]
[GRAPHIC=Basketball Logo]


Danville native Johnny Newman was back home today for his annual basketball camp.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :]


The camp is several years old and Newman and his staff stress fundamentals and having fun.
The counselors also teach the young kids the finer points of being a positive force in the Danville community.
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[IN Q="We need...]
[SUPER=01-Johnny Newman/New Jersey Nets; :]
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[OUT Q=......here at Danville."]
[ANCHOR=Roy]
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Newman's camp will end tomorrow afternoon.


[S-Tyler]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-72 49:08]
[GRAPHIC=Ciommonwealth games]


While the baseball portion of the Commonwealth Games wrapped up yesterday at Kiwanis Field in Salem, Steve Mason says the career of Cave Spring pitcher Tyler Lumsden is just about ready to take off. Here's his story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1999 Basektball Season; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tyler Lumsden/All Roanoke Valley District; :18]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./1999 Baseball Season; :27]
[SUPER=03-Salem/This Past Friday; :58]
[SUPER=01-Jay Matthews/Colorado Rockies Scout; 1:09]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:35]
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[OUT Q=...news 7 sports"]
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((Tyler Lumsden's claim to fame up until this year was his basketball exploits as one of Cave Spring's sharp shooters along side another pretty darn good marksman in J.J. Reddick. But Tyler is climbing the charts at a pace that nearly matches his blistering fast ball. ((:))
Lumsden has all of the tools college and even major league scouts are looking for at this stage of his development. He's a leftie, he has movement on his pitches, he has an effective slider and change up, plus is working on a sinker. But speed kills and Tyler is throwing 91 miles an hour. ((:)) Major League and college scouts watched the all district and all region pitcher at the Commonwealth games baseball competition day at Kiwanins Field. ((:)) Tyler was 7 and 1 this past season with a 3.00 ERA. The 17 year old is being recruited by North Carolina, Duke, UVa and Virginia Tech.))

[S-Lax]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-66 (1:00:07)]
[GRAPHIC=Lacrosse Logo]


Some of the top lacrosse prospects in the country are at Roanoke College for the Bill Pilat goalie camp.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :]


Former maroon all american goalie and our own Steve Mason was one of the coaches helping the young campers.
100 goales from 12 states are taking part in the 4 day camp for kids 10 to 18.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="The main...]
[SUPER=01-Bill Pilat/Roanoke Col. Lacrosse Coach; :]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=.....when they leave."]
[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


The camp ends tomorrow.