[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

The aerobic- fitness center's still closed but the bank drafts continue from members' accounts.
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[V/O-NAT]
And Century- old Sanford Hall is destroyed by fire at Hargrave Military Academy.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Tonight on News 7 sports, everything from body building to baseball is on the way as we check in on a father-son combo puming iron and the Avalanche.
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[VO-NAT]

Plus, Bassett native Sherman Dillard is still in the running to take his coaching act to Bourbon Street.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Low clouds and low precipitation amounts and cool temperatures. Makes you wonder if it really is July. Forecast details ahead.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]



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[VO-NAT]

The doors a women's fitness center in Roanoke County remain closed tonight, while some customers say their bank accounts are the only things getting a work-out.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Cory-Everson]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-15 TC1:29:10]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at Six]


Customers of the Cory Everson Fitness Center say they're being unfairly charged while employees say they're missing paychecks.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Tina/Microwave]


Tina Tenret is at the gym with the latest.
[Live=Tina Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Tina1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.]

Keith, this is the second week this gym has been closed.
(ad lib)
(rollcue... behind their backs. )
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Kim Sandefur's a single mom]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]
[SUPER=01-Kim Sandefur/Gym Member;]
[SUPER=01-Karen Carpenter/New Fitness;]
[SUPER=01-Maria Pritchett/Gym Member;]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=I'm really upset]

(( Kim Sandefur's a single mom paying 29 bucks a month to belong to Cory Everson's gym. When the gym suddenly closed, she asked the owner to reimburse her for these weeks of missed time. Instead, the owner keeps taking money from Sandefur's account.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:45:17]
[IN Q=It's not]

((KIM SANDEFUR/GYM MEMBER: IT'S NOT LIKE A HUNDRED OR TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS BUT STILL IT'S 29 DOLLARS THAT COULD BE IN MY POCKET RATHER THAN HIS AND I'M NOT EVEN USING HIS FACILITY ANYMORE AND HE'S STILL TAKING MONEY OUT OF MY ACCOUNT? I DON'T THINK SO.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=I don't think so]

The bank told Sandefur she'll have to cough up another 30-bucks to stop the automatic draft. In the meantime, New Fitness is buying up Cory Everson memberships. The New Fitness owner says they've agreed on a price and drawn up a contract.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:12:15]
[IN Q=I hope for it]

((KAREN CARPENTER/NEW FITNESS: I HOPE FOR IT TO BE FINAL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ... BUTT BUTT BUTT SO UNLESS WE RUN INTO PROBLEMS FROM THEIR TEAM I HOPE WITHIN A COUPLE DAYS.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=A COUPLE DAYS]

Members say the owner of Cory Everson's never explained any of this -- the gym closing, its imminent sale -- to his thousand customers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:59:06]
[IN Q=THE GYM IS ALWAYS]

((MARIA PRITCHETT/GYM MEMBER: THE GYM IS ALWAYS PACKED WITH PEOPLE, WOMEN WORKING OUT, PAYING THEIR DUES. THEN THEY DON'T EVEN CALL YOU, THEY DON'T GIVE YOU ANY INFORMATION ON WHAT'S HAPPENING. FROM ONE DAY TO ANOTHER THEY CLOSE. I'M REALLY UPSET.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=I'M REALLY UPSET]))
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[Live=Tina Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.]
(ad lib)



[Double Boxes=Keith and Tina/Microwave]



[Hargrave-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-13 TC1:41:02]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Invest.]


The Pittsylvania County fire marshall has been at Hargrave Military Academy for most of the day investigating a fire on campus.
The blaze started at Sanford Hall-- the oldest building at the school-- last night.
While no one was injured there is an emotional loss for people associated with the school.
Surae Chinn has the story.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Pittsyvlania Co.;]
[SUPER=01-Ocie Betterton/Maintainance Director;]
[SUPER=01-Wheeler Baker/Hargrave Military Academy Pres.;]
[SUPER=@Surae1;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=News7, Chatham.]

(((1:36:30 nats of moving rubble.) [RUNS:02]
Amongst the charred rubble, the fire marshall is searching for the cause. So far there aren't any answers.
The flames that tore through Hargrave Military Academy took with it a part of history.
[SOT 39:22]

((OCIE BETTERTON/MAINTAINANCE DIRECTOR: NOTHING'S EVER THE SAME IF YOU LOSE SOMETHING YOU'VE DONE AND HAVE TO GO BACK AND REDO IT--IT'S NEVER THE SAME.)) [RUNS:07]
Change is tough in these parts. People here have grown attached to Hargrave--a school that has become a historic landmark.
[SOT 1:29:33]

((WHEELER BAKER/HARGRAVE PRESIDENT: IT'S A MAJOR PART OF THE COMMUNITY'S CULTURE.))
And Sanford Hall is the oldest and one of the original buildings on campus-- built in the early 1900's.
[SOT 1:28:40]

((IT'S A SAD TIME. WE HAVE AN EMOTIONAL ATTACHMENT TO THE SCHOOL IT'S THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS BUILDING.)) [RUNS:11]

[SOT 1:38:35]

((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: ROOM AFTER ROOM IN THIS CENTURY OLD BUILDING HAVE BEEN DESTROYED. IT'S BEEN VACANT FOR NEARLY 20 YEARS. BUT THE SCHOOL ALREADY STARTED RENOVATING AND IN FACT THEY JUST PUT ON A NEW ROOF.)) [RUNS:10]
Instead all you see from the more than 400 thousand dollar roofing job is the bright sky above.
[SOT 39:18:17]

((OCIE BETTERTON/MAINTAINANCE DIRECTOR: THE THING OF IT IS--WE PUT SO MUCH HARD WORK AND IT'S LOST.)) [RUNS:05]
Although many are sad about the destruction, there's still hope for the future. The roof was insured and plans for renovating Sanford Hall will still continue. They just have a lot more work to do now.

[SOT 38:26]

((OCIE BETTERTON/MAINTAINANCE DIRECTOR: I KNOW WHERE EVERY CRACK CORNER, SWITCH AND WIRE.))
Ocie Betterton is in charge of all the buildings. He knows everything about them. And now he'll just have to wait a little longer to see his building restored just like new or better yet like old times. Surae Chinn, News7, Chatham.))
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[Grand-theft]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-21 TC1:04:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A computer technician solved a burglary in Roanoke this week.
He even managed to help recover the stolen goods.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Keith on Cart]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Randy Dolan/The Computer Exchange; :08]
[SUPER=01-Ray Thomas/Grand Warehouse; :25 QUICK]
[RUNS=1:05]
[OUT Q=police showed up.]

(( A man went into The Computer Exchange Tuesday trying to sell a computer.
Randy Dolan had a feeling it had been stolen.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:55:55]
[IN Q=At first]

((AT FIRST THE GUY WANTED $400. IT LOOKED TO BE ABOUT AN $1800 COMPUTER, AND IT LOOKED BRAND NEW.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=brand new.]


After convincing the man to leave it overnight, Dolan called police with the serial number. That turned up nothing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:54:20 Computer guy again]
[IN Q=So I decided]

((SO I DECIDED TO CHECK OUT THE COMPUTER TO PURCHASE IT.)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=purchase it.]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:53:05 Warehouse guy]
[IN Q=And all of a sudden]

((AND ALL OF A SUDDEN GRAND PIANO CAME UP EVERYWHERE.)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=came up everywhere.]


Though the computer was fresh out of the box, Ray Thomas says it had been set up to handle Grand Piano's new on-line payroll system.
The computer was one of several things stolen from Grand's warehouse over the weekend.
Randy Dolan even found a Grand Piano screen saver on it, so he called police back and insisted they come to the store because the man who left it was due back to either pick up the computer or collect his money.
Dolan says he had to stall the man for 27 minutes.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I had stalled ]

((I HAD STALLED HIM AS LONG AS I COULD, AND WE ACTUALLY HAS THEM OUT ON THE LOADING DOCK THERE, LOADING THE COMPUTER INTO THE CAR WHEN THE POLICE SHOWED UP.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=police showed up.]))
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[VO-NAT ]


A chase ensued that eventually led police to a television and pair of speakers stolen from Grand and recovered from the home of one of the suspects.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]


Twenty- two year old Ian Lamont Rudd was charged with driving without a license. He and 47-year old Aaron Douglas Gallant are both charged with burglary and GRAND theft.

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


Virginia's Supermax prisons will get attention from the state Corrections board in light of inmate deaths at Wallens Ridge.
That's next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And later, get an inside look at a V-Dot road project-- one that's actually on-time and within budget.
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[Supermax]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC1:52:22]
[GRAPHIC=Supermax Prisons]


Ted Koppel can't even get a camera into Virginia's most secure prisons.
A personal letter to the Governor this month didn't change a long-standing media and public interest group ban.
So how exactly do Virginians find out what's going on inside?
Ellen Qualls reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The last time]
[SUPER=03-Wise Co./File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday; :24 ]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Rufus Adkins/Virginia Corrections Board; :40]
[SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Virginia ACLU; :58 ]
[SUPER=01-Ron Angelone/Virginia Corrections Director; 1:24]
[SUPER=01-Fred Finkbeiner/Corrections Board Chairman; 1:35]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:55 ]
[RUNS=2:12]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]

(( The last time the news media saw the Wallen's Ridge and Red Onion "supermax prisons" in southwest Virginia was also the first time.
In the last four months, two Connecticut inmates have died at Wallen's Ridge -- one by apparent suicide, one by apparent diabetic coma leading to heart attack-- but after being "stun-gunned" by this type of technology three times to subdue his violent behavior.
Next week, the man the Governor appointed to head up Virginia's Board of Corrections will go tour Wallen's Ridge.
Fellow board member Rufus Adkins says he'd like to go and talk to inmates and officers himself.
But he's comfortable with keeping reporters and human rights groups out.
[SOT 10:52:48]

((REV. RUFUS ADKINS/CORRECTIONS BOARD: YES I AM. BECAUSE WE CANNOT RUN A CORRECTIONS INSTITUTE WITH EVERYONE GOING IN AND MAKING THEIR OWN REPORT AND COMING OUT WITH THEIR OWN REPORT. WE HAVE AN INSPECTOR GENERAL. LET THE INSPECTOR GENERAL GO IN THERE AND MAKE THE REPORT. EVERYBODY'S GOING TO SHAPE THE REPORT THE WAY THEY WANT IT TO COME OUT.)) [runs:18 ]
[sot 16:27:01]

((KENT WILLIS/VIRGINIA ACLU: THEY ARE CONSCIOUSLY MAKING CERTAIN THAT THE PUBLIC DOESN'T KNOW WHAT GOES ON BEHIND THESE DOORS. THEY'RE NOT LETTING THE MEDIA IN, AND THEY'RE NOT EVEN NECESSARILY INFORMING THEIR OWN PEOPLE OF WHAT'S HAPPENING THERE.)) [runs:14 ]
The prisons director brags Virginia has the lowest inmate on inmate assault rate in nation.
But they do die.
And in the last suspicious death, it was Connecticut that reported it, because Virginia will only report it when asked.
[sot 11:08:01]

((RON ANGELONE/VIRGINIA CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR: PEOPLE DO DIE IN PRISON. PEOPLE DIE IN COMMUNITIES ALL THE TIME. YOU KNOW, IT'S A SHAME, BUT IT'S PART OF LIFE.)) [runs:08]
The board chairman would like to see media and human rights group access.
[sot 11:03:36 ]

((FRED FINKBEINER: I THINK THAT SHOULD BE DONE AND PROBABLY WILL BE DONE AT SOME POINT. BUT AGAIN, I HATE TO REPEAT MYSELF, THAT IS A DECISION FOR THE DIRECTOR OF CORRECTIONS TO MAKE.)) [runs:11 ]

[sot 11:14:52 ]

((RON ANGELONE/VIRGINIA CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR: WHY TAKE THE CRITICS IN WHEN ANYTHING THAT WE DO TO SHOW THAT WE'RE DOING A POSITIVE THING, THEY WOULD JUST SAY IT'S NEGATIVE BECAUSE THEIR BELIEFS ARE JUST THE OPPOSITE.)) [runs:09 ]
The FBI's investigating the most recent death.
Before the autopsy's even back, prison director Angelone says he's already satisfied the stun gun was NOT in any way responsible... but perhaps more could be done to force diabetics to maintain their blood sugar levels.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[Lottery-prof]


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

The Virginia Lottery says it made nearly a BILLION dollars in sales in the fiscal year that just ended last month. That's an all-time record. Nearly 324-million dollars will go to Virginia public schools. The 39-million dollar increase over last year is attributed to a huge Big Game jackpot in May and a big year for scratch tickets.

[unemployment]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=VA Unemployment]


Claims for unemployment skyrocketed on the national and local fronts last week.
The Virginia Employment commission reported more than one-thousand claims in the Roanoke area, up from two-hundred the week before.
The Labor Department says the nationwide-increase reflects layoffs in the auto industry as plants gear up for new models.
The claims reached the highest level since last June, and the level is higher than the Labor Department expected.



[Stocks]


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


Good earnings news continued to rejuvinate the tech sector today. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-x/5.30/10788.71/x/75.27/4174.86/y/0.23/112.18;]


The Dow rose five points .. NASDAQ gained 75.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index lost a quarter of a point.
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[VO]
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[SUPER=432-hc/46g/ib/26e/i$/37c/i1e/52f/i1!/30r;]
[SUPER=433-i$/21%/ia/16#/i@/29$/ie/25/he/12a;]
[SUPER=434-i1a/47c/i3@/54@/ic/51f/i*/56/id/60a;]



[81-Lawsuits]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-19 TC48:54]
[GRAPHIC=81 DEadly Accident]

One of the families involved in the baby switching case is now suing the state for a fatal car accident on Interstate 81.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./July 4, 1998;]

Rebecca Chittum's parents died on July Fourth two years ago when their car hydroplaned on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County, crossed the median, and hit a tractor trailer head on. The family's lawsuit says the state negligently designed the highway with improper highway grading, no stormwater basin, narrow lanes and sharp curves. It also says the 65-mile-per-hour speed limit is too high. The family's lawyer says the two parties are negotiating to settle out of court.
A representative from the Attorney General's Office says he's not seen the lawsuit yet, and cannot comment.
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[Route-460]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-16 TC1:37:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


While VDOT projects are under attack for overspending in Northern Virginia, some of Southwestern Virginia's biggest road projects are rolling along smoothly.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


VDOT says the 3-A Bypass, which will connect Blacksburg and Christiansburg, is on budget and on schedule.
The 105-million-dollar bypass will allow motorists to travel uninterrupted between the two towns when it opens in July 2002.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:52 - 5:08]
[IN Q=I think they'll appreciate]

((DAN BRUGH/VDOT RESIDENT ENGINEER: I THINK THEY'LL APPRECIATE THAT IF THEY TRAVEL 460 FROM BLACKSBURG AND CHRISTIANSBURG AS IT IS NOW. IT'LL CERTAINLY BE A DIFFERENT TYPE OF ENVIRONMENT TO DRIVE BETWEEN THE TWO TOWNS WITHOUT ANY TRAFFIC LIGHTS.))
[SUPER=01-Dan Brugh/VDOT Resident Engineer;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=any traffic lights.]
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[VO-NAT]


Virginia's tallest bridge -- which will span the Ellett Valley and connect to the Smart Road -- is also within budget.
It should be completed by fall.
The I-81 interchange at Falling Branch industrial park is set to open -- on budget -- next month.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Coming your way tonight on News 7 sports, the Avalanche prepares to close out a four game set with Kinston. Steve Mason introduces us to a father-son body building team that knows what it's like to have the weight of the world lifted off their shoulders.
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[VO-NAT]

And the Roanoke Steam plays its final home game of the season this Saturday.
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[S-AVS]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-77 23:51]
[GRAPHIC=avalanche]


The Salem Avalanche wraps up a four game series with Kinston tonight at Salem Memorial Stadium. Salem beat the Indians 10-7 last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


The Avs are 12 and 7 so far in the second half of the season and in strong contention for first place in the southern division. One reason is the consistent play of first baseman John Lindsey. He's fifth in the league in offense, batting well over .300.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="Just]
[SUPER=01-John Lindsey/Avalanche First Baseman; :00]

((JOHN LINDSEY/AVALANCHE FIRST BASEMAN:))
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=.....that helped"]
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[S-Steam]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-68 (1:05:22)]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Steam]


The Roanoke Steam has three games remaining in the regular season and they could be the most important games in the teams inaugural season.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


The Steam is 3 and 10 with last week's win over Pensacola. The team still has a goal of finishing on a winning note and it would definitely help as officials began preparing for next year's season.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="It's going...]

((PETE SHAW/ROANOKE STEAM HEAD COACH: IT'S GOING TO BE IMPORTANT AS PLAYERS LOOK TO COME TO ROANOKE AND LOOK TO PLAY NEXT YEAR AS WE LOOK TO RECRUIT THEM AND RESEARCH WHO THE BEST PLAYERS ARE THAT A LOT OF OUR PLAYERS HAVE FOUND OUT THEY REALLY LIKE IT HERE THAT WE'VE TAKEN GOOD CARE OF THEM AS THE RULES WILL ALLOW AND SOME OF THEM ARE LOOKING TO RELOCATE HERE PERMANENTLY AND I THINK IT SAYS A LOT FOR THE VALLEY AND A LOT FOR OUR FUTURE RECRUITING EFFORT.))
[SUPER=01-Pete Shaw/Roanoke Steam Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=...recruiting effort."]
[ANCHOR=Mike]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


The Steam hosts Richmond this Saturday night kickoff is 7 oclock.



[S-Family]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-75]
[GRAPHIC=Jan Tana Classic]


The Jan Tana Bodybuilding Classic takes center stage at the Roanoke Civic Center this weekend. Steve Mason tells us why the family that trains together stays together.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Roger Simmons Jr./Amateur Heavyweight Bodybuilder; :12]
[SUPER=01-Roger Simons Sr./Masters Division Bodybuilder; :20]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :25]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :45]
[SUPER=01-Jan Tana/Bodybuilding & Fitness Promoter; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=news 7 sports"]
(-----------------)


((Roger Senior is 48 years old and son Roger is 32. For the first time, they will compete in the same show. In fact, if each wins their respective class they could go head to head. ((:)) ((:)) Their hard work in bodybuilding has generated a family business. Extreme Fitness opened a year and a half ago in Richmond and allows father and son to train together and train others. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
They both thank Jan Tana for inviting them to compete in her show, a goal that helped them both stay the course of dicipline. ((:))
The Jan Tana Classic begins Friday night at seven with prejudging. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

[S-NHL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-63 11356TC]
[GRAPHIC=NHL]

On the hockey front 39-year-old Mark Messier is back in the Big Apple.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;:00]

Messier returned to New York today to sign with the Rangers. Messier gets a two year deal worth between $10 and $11 million dollars. In 20 NHL seasons, Messier has 627 goals.
(------------)
[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=NHL]

Messier's former teammate in Edmonton, Paul Coffey, also signed a new two year deal today. with the Boston Bruins.

[S-JMU]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-64 11933tc]
[GRAPHIC=JMU]


JMU head basketball coach Sherman Dillard has not taken his name out of consideration for the now vacant head coaching position at Tulane.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Harrisonburg/1998; :00]

The Bassett native has met with Tulane's athletic director Rick Dickson, and he is still in the running to get the job. The list of finalists is expected to be announced by Sunday. The 44 year old Dillard arrived back at his alma mater three years ago. So far, at least four coaches have interviewed for the job.
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[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

[GO TO PINNACLE PAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
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And folks don't forget this weekend, Late Model Stock car racing returns to Your Hometown Station as we present LIVE flag to flag coverage of the Kroger-Pepsi 200 at the New River Valley Speedway. Our broadcast begins Saturday night at 7. (----------------)