[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

Bent Mountain residents have their say about re-assigning fire and rescue personnel.
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[V/O-NAT]
Coca Cola keeps the cap screwed on tight at its commercial shoot on post at V-M-I. Watch what happens when Tina Tenret charges into the fray.
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[Sports-Head]


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


In sports, North Carolina has a new men's basketball coach, the Cowboys Michael Irvin speaks his mind in his retirement news conference,
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[VO-NAT]


and Virginia Tech unveils it's latest endeavor, Winston Cup racing with the Wood Brothers Citgo Ford team.
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Some stay dry and some get super-soaked. We'll explain in a moment.
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[Bent-Mountain]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#00-19 TC42:44]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 6]


Should the back Creek Fire station in Roanoke County get paid firefighters during daytime hours?
That's the question causing controversy inside the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors Chambers.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Kate/Microwave]


Kate Weidaw is outside the county administration building with more.
[Live=Kate Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Kate1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]
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[**KATE'S MIKE HOT**]
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[Cressell]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=500-13 TC31:11]
[GRAPHIC=Emmett Cressell]


The Virginia Court of Appeals today shot down Emmett Cressell, Junior's, request for a new trial.
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[VO-NAT 98-9]
[SUPER=03-Independence/January 28;]


Cressell is serving life in prison for killing Garnett "G-P" Johnson in Grayson County in July of '97.
Cressell maintains he should've been tried outside Independence, because of extensive publicity leading up to his trial.
He also believes three of the jurors who heard the case were biased against him and should've been dismissed.
The judges rejected both claims and also found that the evidence in the case supported the jury's finding of a first- degree murder conviction.
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[Pruitt]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-21 TC1:01:40]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


A Danville manhunt ended today when the suspect tried to kill himself.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Police had been searching for 40-year old Clyde Scott Pruitt for six days.
He's charged with the shooting death of Anthony Chris Gill last week.
After a house-to-house search in the Overby and Scales Street area, Pruitt was found in the back room of a friend's home.
Police say before they could stop him, Pruitt pulled gun and shot himself in the head.
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[TC: 00:01:29]
[SOT]
[IN Q=Ironically he had]

((IRONICALLY HE HAD TOLD ONE OF THE PEOPLE HERE IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD EARLIER IN THE DAY, THAT IF HE WAS CONFRONTED BY THE POLICE, HE WAS GOING TO KILL HIMSELF.)) ((HE IS ALIVE, I KNOW IT'S A SERIOUS INJURY. I DON'T KNOW IF HE'LL MAKE IT, BUT HOPEFULLY HE WILL, I'M NOT SURE AT THIS POINT.))
[SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief; :00]
[RUNS=16]
[OUTQ=at this point.]
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[VO-NAT]


Pruitt is in critical condition at Danville Regional Medical Center.
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[L'burg-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-22 TC50:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Lynchburg man died after falling out of a moving pick-up truck this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


It happened around 2:30 in the 400 block of Coffee Road.
41- year- old Curtis Fitzgerald was riding in the back of a truck when he fell out and his head hit the pavement.


He died a short while later at Lynchburg General Hospital.
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[Bees]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-28 TC18:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A hive of bees that killed a goat and attacked several people in Alleghany County is out of commission.
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[VO-NAT]


The pet goat belonged to James Downey... who tried to save the animal but was also attacked.
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co./Last Night;]


Experts from Virginia Tech used gasoline to destroy the hive this morning and after examining the bees more closely, still THINK they're a European strain of the honey bee and NOT Africanized "killer bees".
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Due to their aggressive]

((ERIC DAY/VIRGINIA TECH ENTOMOLOGIST: DUE TO THEIR AGGRESSIVE NATURE AND THE WHOLE INCIDENT LED US TO AT LEAST WANT TO CHECK IT AND MAKE SURE THEY WERE NOT AFRICANIZED BEES. IT WOULD BE A PRETTY BIG JUMP TO HAVE AFRICANIZED BEES MOVE ALL THE WAY UP TO VIRGINIA FROM TEXAS. SO THAT'S WHAT LEADING US TO BELIEVE THEY'RE NOT AFRICANIZED AT THIS TIME))
[SUPER=01-Eric Day/Virginia Tech Entomologist;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=at this time.]
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[VO-NAT]


The bees are being examined by the U-S Department of Agriculture to determine exactly what type they are.
But the results are not yet complete.
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[VMI-Ad]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-20 TC1:24:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Coca-Cola is filming a national commercial in Lexington, starring two little girls and 600 extras from Southwest Virginia. The production crew promised in advance to cooperate with News7 -- but when reporter Tina Tenret showed up, the filmmakers bristled and battle ensued.
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[IN Q=Getting onto the Coca-Cola]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Eric Brenner/Coca-Cola; :19]
[SUPER=01-Ivana Erceg/Extra; :37]
[SUPER=01-Michael Brennan/L. A. Striker; :52]
[SUPER=01-Cory Stavinoha/VMI Cadet; 1:05 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=@Tina1; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Lexington]

(( Getting onto the Coca-Cola set at V-M-I was like breaking a military barricade. Coke guards threatened to forcibly remove us -- then gagged the extras.
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[SOT 12:26:49]
[IN Q=Ladies]

((LADIES YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO GIVE INTERVIEWS. THEY'RE SETTING SOMETHING UP FOR YOU SO YOU CAN GET WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=NEED TO KNOW]

Two hours later -- the reason why.
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[SOT 12:41:23]
[IN Q=WE HAVE]

((ERIC BRENNER/COCA-COLA: WE HAVE A MAJOR INVESTMENT HERE THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO LAUNCH TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND HOPE THEY'RE ENTERTAINED BY IT WHEN WE WOULD LIKE TO, NOT WHEN YOU WOULD LIKE TO.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=WOULD LIKE TO]

By early afternoon, we were allowed to see the lights -- no cameras or action -- just props from the graduation ceremony theme of the commercial.
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[SOT 12:25:54]
[IN Q=It's a little]

((IVANA ERCEG/EXTRA: IT'S A LITTLE HOT IN THERE SO THEY DON'T HAVE NO AIR CONDITIONING SO ...THERE'S A LOT OF SMOKE IN THERE.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=IN THERE]

Union actors flew in from Los Angeles -- part of a nationwide strike -- held a silent protest --
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[SOT 14:02:29]
[IN Q=On a union show]

((MICHAEL BRENNAN/L.A. STRIKER: ON A UNION SHOW THEY PUMP AIR CONDITIONING INTO IT. THEY HAVE BOTTLED WATER FOR EVERYBODY AND ONE OF THE DEALS ABOUT HAVING A UNION ARE GOOD WORKING CONDITIONS. THAT IS NOT HERE.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=NOT HERE]

matched by vehement V-M-I students.
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[SOT 12:17:13]
[SOT 13:58:02]
[IN Q=WE'RE SITTING]

((COREY STAVINOHA/VMI STUDENT: WE'RE SITTING HERE JUST TRYING TO HAVE A GOOD EDUCATION AND HERE THEY ARE PICKETING ON MY LAWN. BUTT BUTT BUTT TINA TENRET/NEWS7: THEY WON'T TELL US MUCH ON THIS SET BUT COKE OFFICIALS WILL CONFIRM THE COMMERCIAL SHOULD HIT THE AIR NEXT MONTH. TINA TENRET NEWS7 LEXINGTON.)) [RUNS:12]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


One of the state's last public canneries is about to close.
That's next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


And the animals at Mill Mountain zoo are celebrating a big-gift tonight-- one that will help keep educational programs going.
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[COMMERCIAL][Bedford-Cannery]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC1:48:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


For years it's been a gathering place for central Virginia gardeners.. but come this fall, Bedford County's New London Cannery will close its doors forever.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The board of supervisors last night voted not to spend an extra 22- thousand dollars to connect the cannery to a new wastewater system at New London Academy.
So residents have just a few months to use the cannery and its equipment to can and preserve their fruits and vegetables.
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[SOT 10:10:30]
[IN Q=It's a local]

((TONY WARE/BEDFORD CO. SUPERVISOR: IT'S A LOCAL PIECE OF HISTORY AND IT'S A PART OF THE WAY OF LIFE FOR SOME OF THE FOLKS IN THE CENTRAL VIRGINIA AREA, NOT ONLY BEDFORD COUNTY. AND WHEN WE TALK ABOUT QUALITY OF LIFE, THAT'S A QUALITY THAT SOME PEOPLE USE BUT NOT EVERYONE USES.))
[SUPER=01-Tony Ware/Bedford Co. Supervisor]
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[OUT Q=everyone uses.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bedford County residents pay an annual fee of five dollars to use the cannery.
The county spends about 15- thousand dollars a year to keep it running.
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[Scrap-theft]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-16 TC1:34:35]
[GRAPHIC=none]


They say one man's junk is another man's treasure.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The inventory at Virginia Scrap Iron may look more like junk than treasure to the untrained eye.
But somebody knows the value of this stuff well enough to STEAL it.
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[SOT 12:25:50]
[IN Q=Mainly they pick]

((MAINLY THEY PICK ON THE ALUMINUM END OF IT, BECAUSE OF THE LIGHTNESS OF THE METAL TO CARRY.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Abbott/Va Scrap Iron & Metal Co.]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=metal to carry.]

[* * * Keith on ENG * * *]
It's gotten so bad the owner is offering a 500-dollar reward for information about the thefts at Virginia Scrap Iron.
Typically, thieves cut the fence and carry metal out the front gate. More recently they went over the top.

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[SOT 12:27:25]
[IN Q=Evidently, they had]

((EVIDENTLY, THEY HAD A TALLER VEHICLE. AND THEY SCALED OVER ON THE VINES AND WENT IN AND AROUND THE CORNER OF THIS BUILDING AND STOLE 37 PIECES OF ALUMINUM COMPUTER- ROOM FLOOR.))
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[OUT Q=computer-room floor.]
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[V/O-NAT]
It had all been numbered, banded and stacked on pallets, ready for shipping- -more than 700 dollars worth of aluminum.
It hasn't turned up at other scrap yards in the area. So chances are whoever took it already had a place for it.


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[Bandaid-Bandit]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery]


F-B-I agents think they've nabbed the band-aid bandit.
Stephen Michael Duncan, Junior, of Hopewell is accused of robbing 19 banks in Virginia and North Carolina, including banks in Lynchburg and South Hill.
Duncan's been charged with only one robbery, but the F-B-I says he has admitted to all 19.
The Band-Aid Bandit earned his nickname because he wore a bandage on his cheek when he committed many of the robberies.

[Inmate-Escape]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-17 TC1:25:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Montgomery County jail inmate who escaped last night is still on the loose.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Deputies say 22-year-old Melvin Leftwich Junior fled down a food service dumbwaiter shaft at the jail.
He was a trustee assigned to clean that area.
Authorities believe someone picked him up outside the jail.
His jail uniform was found stuffed under a generator outside the kitchen.
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[SOT 14:45 - :56]
[IN Q=We've had several]

((CAPT. ROBERT HALL: WE'VE HAD SEVERAL LEADS. WE'RE CURRENTLY CHECKING THEM. WE EXECUTED ONE SEARCH WARRANT THIS MORNING DUE TO SOME INFO WE RECEIVED. SO FAR WE HAVEN'T FOUND ANYTHING. ))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Robert Hall/Chief Correctional Officer;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=haven't found anything.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities say they're tracing phone calls Leftwich made in jail.
He was serving a two-year sentence for violating probation on a grand larceny conviction.
Deputies say he's not dangerous.
This is the jail's fourth escape in 20 years.
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[Omega-Code]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-29 TC12:41]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


A minister with ties to Giles County says California televangelists stole her idea for a movie.
She's filed a 40-million dollar lawsuit against Paul and Jan Crouch and the Trinity Broadcasting Network.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pearisburg/March 1994;]


Sylvia Fleener bought and renovated the Pearis Theater a few years back.
But she also wrote an unpublished novel called "The Omega Syndrome" and says she tried to get Trinity to make it into a movie.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


This year it came out with a film called "The Omega Code," which Fleener says was based on her manuscript.
A spokesman for Trinity Broadcasting says he hasn't seen the lawsuit. But he says there's no question that "The Omega Code" is an original piece of work.

[Stocks]


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


Blue chips moved higher today after an up-beat speech from Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW gained 81 points but NASDAQ fell 24.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index gained about a third of a point.
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[Gilmore-VDOT]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-15 TC1:25:10]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


A little bit of "et tu Brute" at the State Capitol today... where Governor Jim Gilmore reacted to the news that fellow Republicans have launched an investigation into the Virginia Department of Transportation.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They're looking]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THEY'RE LOOKING FOR INFORMATION... BUILT ON TIME.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=on time.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-VDOT;]


The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission voted yesterday to probe cost overruns on such projects as the Springfield "mixing bowl" interchange.
The legislative watchdog commission has 12 Republicans and three Democrats.
But the decision follows last week's call from Democrats for a look into all facets of V-DOT.
Norfolk Democrat Billy Robinson chaired a two year study of transportation in Virginia.
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[SOT 08:39:10]
[IN Q=I would simply]

((DEL. BILLY ROBINSON/(D) NORFOLK: I WOULD SIMPLY SAY THAT I THINK HE'S GOTTEN CAUGHT WITH HIS PANTS DOWN ... REPUBLICAN MAJORITY COMMISSION AT THIS POINT.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Billy Robinson/(D) Norfolk;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=this point.]
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[VO-NAT]


Gilmore vetoed a study by this same commission when it was proposed this year in a bill.
He pledges he'll work with lawmakers now that they've gone ahead without his support.
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[MM-Zoo]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kth]
[TAPE#=00-18 TC1:21:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Mill Mountain Zoo got a big gift today: 10 thousand dollars to fund the "On-Grounds" education program.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Advance Auto's donation will help provide activities for children as well as senior citizens.
The corporation was presented with a framed picture of the famous Bengal Tiger, Ruby, in honor of the donation.
Several wild creatures were also brought out for show, some more popular than others.
Zoo officials are hoping the donation will help expand their educational efforts.
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[SOT 19:46:15-19:46:27]
[IN Q= We want to]

((DAVID JOBE/ZOO EDUCATION DIRECTOR: WE WANT TO GROW,GROW,GROW, AND WE WANT TO REACH MORE AND MORE PEOPLE EACH AND EVERY YEAR AND I'M SURE THIS WILL BE A RECORD YEAR. OUR EDUCATION DEPARTMENT REACHES BETWEEN FORTY AND FIFTY THOUSAND PEOPLE EACH YEAR AND I AM HOPING THIS YEAR WILL BREAK RECORDS))
[SUPER=01-David Jobe/Zoo Education Director]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=will break records.]
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[VO-NAT]


Advance Auto has already promised to make another donation next year.
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[Sports tease]


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


Virginia Tech and the Wood Brothers Citgo racing team go public with their new partnership, a Colorado Rockies baseball scout explains why they drafted Michael Vick
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[VO-NAT]


and North Carolina has a new men's basketball coach.
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[S-Coach]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-68 1:03:25]
[GRAPHIC=UNC]


Matt Doherty is the new head basketball coach at North Carolina. He leaves Notre Dame to take over the job at his alma mater.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]

Doherty was a part of the 1982 Tar Heel team that won coach Dean Smith's first national title. North Carolina will introduce Doherty at a news conference tonight. He has been at Notre Dame for just one season, and he led the Fighting Irish to the finals of the National Invitation Tournament, where they lost to Wake Forest.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=SP-63]
[GRAPHIC=Pocono]


Winston Cup drivers are at Pocono July 23rd for the Pennsylvania 500, but you will have to wait til Richmond to see Virginia Tech's new racing partnership.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Tech teamed up with Citgo and the Wood Brothers to sponsor the "Hokie Car" ... unveiled in Blacksburg today.
Elliott Sadler will drive the car in the Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400 at Richmond International Raceway September 9th.
More than 150 NASCAR and Hokie fans turned out to see the car.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:14 - :29]
[IN Q=I think it's pretty]
[SUPER=01-Elliott Sadler/Winston Cup Driver;]
[sot 23:14 - :29]

((ELLIOTT SADLER: I THINK IT'S PRETTY GREAT. I THINK IT'S GOING TO GET A LOT OF NASCAR FANS INTERESTED IN VIRGINIA TECH AND A LOT OF VT FANS INTERESTED IN NASCAR. YOU GOT A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT LOVE BOTH SPORTS. I KNOW I DO AND HOPEFULLY IT'LL WORK OUT FOR EVERYBODY AND IT'S FOR A GREAT CAUSE.))
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=for a great cause.]
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[VO-NAT]


Tech chipped in 5-grand on the paint job.
Money made off the race will go to scholarships at Tech and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
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[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-77]
[GRAPHIC=michael Vick]


Speaking of Tech, Michael Vick, the Hokies Heisman trophy hopeful, was recently drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the major league baseball draft although he had not played the game for a while.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


We caught up with one of the Rockies scouts at the Commonwealth Games baseball competition at Kiwanis field and asked him why they selected Vick.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=He's]
[SUPER=01-Jay Matthews/Colorado Rockies Scout; :00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=go to"]

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[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-75]
[GRAPHIC=Cowboys]


Dallas Cowboys Wide receiver Michael Irvin made his retirement official today
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX; :00]


at a news conference. A spinal injury cut the 34 year old's career short, but Irvin was thankful for Dallas and the 85 touchdown passes he amassed.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="thanks]
[SUPER=01-Michael Irvin/Retires from Football; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=...happyness"]
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[S-Hockey]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-64 tc 1:17:26]
[GRAPHIC=NHL]


Brandon Robertson dreams of making it to the NHL. He is the only Virginian to be selected for a hockey team that's headed for hockey tournament play in Europe.
Denise Allen has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brandon Robertson/All Star Hockey Player; :12]
[SUPER=@Denise2; :44]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=News 7 Sports]


((Brandon Robertson has been playing hockey for more than 10 years.
In August his obsession will take him to Finland, Germany and Czechoslovakia.
He started his quest at a very early age.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:10:01]
[IN Q=my dad]

(())
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=when I was six]


Brandon has been playing in the Roanoke Valley Youth Hockey League since elementary school.
In the fall he'll begin his fourth season with the Roanoke Junior Express.
Being an all star takes a lot of hard work.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:10:27]
[IN Q=I try to shoot]

(())
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=eat right]
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[SOT 14:44:04]
[IN Q=nat sot]

(())
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]


One of Brandon's youth hockey coaches recommended him for tryouts for the Southeast Team.
There he competed against players from Maryland to Florida for a spot on the roster.
The select team has met twice in mini camps to prepare for the European competition.
While the teams are the same age, Brandon says the games will be two different hockey styles clashing against each other.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:10:42]
[IN Q=I've heard]

(())
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=skating and shooting]


The whole experience has all ready given Brandon a confidence boost and playing in tournaments like the Czech Challenge Cup is sure to improve his hockey.
This will also be his first time on a plane and out of the country.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:12:16]
[IN Q=I'm just]

(())
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=how we act]


Brandon and his family leave August fourth for their nine day hockey adventure.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports. ))




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Gasoline prices have been going down a little
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but the cost of a gallon is still pretty high.
Business reporter Jennifer Miele has been looking into where the money goes.
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She'll have more tonight on News-7 at 6.