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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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[VO-NAT]


Cars and dozens of them vandalized in the city of Roanoke- We'll have details.
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[Talent=Jean]


And scrapping a scrap yard may seem easy but it's not- We'll tell you what's going on with one site in Roanoke.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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In sports, Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight is under investigation again, the Virginia Cavaliers prepare for Richmond
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[VO-NAT]

while Lee Suggs and the Hokies are back from Greenville, words from the Hokies on their impressive win over East Carolina.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Jacey]
[SS=None]


We're looking for a very mild night tonight and even though clouds will linger, a warm and sunny day tomorrow. We'll talk about the weather forecast coming up.

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



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[SOT]
[IN Q=That place needs]

((THAT PLACE NEEDS TO BE CLEANED UP AND I'M SURE DARLENE BURCHAM AND THE NEW ROANOKE CITY GOVERNMENT CAN FIND A WAY TO DO IT.))
[RUNS=:08 ]
[OUT Q=a way to do it.]
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[VO-NAT]


A scrap yard in the way of the new biomedical center is proving to be a costly roadblock.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.

[Biomed-Center]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-27 TC1:01:47]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 6]


City officials say the Roanoke Scrap Iron and Metal Company site is an environmental hazard but not all of them want to clean it up.... V-DOT doesn't want to clean it up either.... but environmentalists say SOMEONE needs to do it.


[Double Boxes=Jean and Jennifer/Microwave]


Jennifer Miele is outside the scrap yard. Jen, why doesn't anyone want to deal with the site?
[Live=Jennifer Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]


Jean, the city estimates the clean-up would cost nearly 30 million dollars. City manager Darlene Burcham says the Biomedical Center can be built without that expense. But some environmentalists don't agree.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Under the original]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager; :12 ]
[SUPER=01-Rupert Cutler/Western Va. Land Trust; :30 ]
[SUPER=01-Fred Altizer/VDOT; :55]
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[OUT Q=avoid contaminated sites.]

(( Under the original agreement between the city and Carilion Health System, the Roanoke Scrap Iron and Metal Company would be left alone; 30 million dollars was too high of a price for the city to pay for clean up.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think in]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: I THINK IN THE BEST OF ALL WORLDS YOU WOULD LIKE THE ENTIRE REDEVELOPMENT AREA TO BE VERY ATTRACTIVE, BUT YOU ALSO HAVE TO BE REALISTIC ABOUT THE COST.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=about the cost.]


Burcham says the site will be hidden by trees and fences instead.
But out of sight out of mind isn't sitting well with some environmentalists.
[SOT]
[IN Q=It seems to me]

((RUPERT CUTLER/WESTERN VA. LAND TRUST: IT SEEMS TO ME IF WE'RE GOING TO BUILD THAT RIVERSIDE BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH PARK, WE NEED TO CLEAN UP EVERYTHING THAT'S DOWN THERE INCLUDING THE SCRAP YARD.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=including the scrapyard.]


Preliminary plans for the site show V-DOT may construct a ramp from Interstate 581 to the new park through the scrap yard. If V-DOT purchases the land, they are responsible for clean-up and liabilities that come with it.
And they say they'll do whatever they have to do to avoid purchasing it.
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[IN Q=In many cases]

((FRED ALTIZER/VDOT: IN MANY CASES, OUR ENGINEERS HAVE HAD TO GO BACK AND REDESIGN A ROADWAY OR A BRIDGE TO AVOID CONTAMINATED SITES.)) [RUNS09] ))
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[Live=jennifer Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]


Darlene Burcham returned from Richmond yesterday where she was lobbying for federal funds to clean up the site.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Jennifer/Microwave]


Jean, if Federal funds are acquired, she says they will be used to clean up the site. If not the Scrap Yard will be left alone.


[River-conference]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-34 TC29:44]
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Industrial sites such as the scrap yard have environmental implications for the Roanoke River.
Today, concern for the health of the river brought together experts, environmentalists and government officials.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Organizers of the watershed conference say there are many threats to the river, but not enough attention to potential problems.
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[SOT 00:02:07]
[IN Q=I think in the Roanoke Valley]

((BILL MODICA/BLUE RIDGE ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK: I THINK IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY MOST OF THE PEOPLE ENJOY THE ROANOKE RIVER, SO I THINK WE HAVE A LARGE CONTINGENT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE AWARE OF WHAT'S GOING ON. I THINK WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS MOTIVATE THE POLICY MAKERS AND THE DECISION MAKERS TO RESPOND TO THE CONCERNS THAT THE PEOPLE HAVE.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Modica/Blue Ridge Envir. Network]
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[OUT Q=respond to the concerns that the people have.]
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[VO-NAT]


Organizers were pleased with turnout for the day-long conference at Virginia's Explore Park.
They hope to raise awareness of river issues, involve more citizens, and encourage continuing efforts to protect the health of the Roanoke River Watershed
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[Volvo-Layoff]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-24 TC1:24:17]
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Volvo union leaders says a slow-down in truck sales has Dublin plant officials talking about downsizing again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;]


The union expects to meet with plant officials next week about possible layoffs.
Workers say they've seen orders steadily dropping for new trucks... That's been a trend throughout the industry.
900 workers were laid off in February.
The Dublin plant remains the New River Valley's second-largest employer, with about 23-hundred workers.
A Volvo spokesman says the company has no plans YET to make any staffing adjustments.
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[OSHA-Foundry]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-23 TC1:53:43]
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This week, the labor department cited Intermet for multiple violations after a deadly explosion at New River Castings last March.
Now, victims' family members say they want state safety enforcers held accountable, too.
Marya Jones reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Edward Anderson]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :04]
[SUPER=01-Edward Anderson/Victim's Father; 18]
[SUPER=@Marya1; 1:11]
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[OUT Q=MJN7, Blacksburg.]


(( Edward Anderson lost his daughter, Karen Hamilton, in the March explosion that killed three workers at New River Castings.
Now that the labor department has fined the plant's parent company, Intermet, 801-thousand dollars for alleged violations, he's asking the safety enforcers to take a look at themselves.
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[SOT 15:50:33 - :47]

((EDWARD ANDERSON/VICTIM'S FATHER: IF THE BUREAUCRACY AND OUR MONEY GOES TO PAY OSHA'S FEES TO POLICE THESE COMPANIES AND SEE THAT THEY OPERATE SAFELY, THEN WHY AREN'T THEY DOING THEIR JOB BEFORE STUFF LIKE THIS HAPPENS INSTEAD OF AFTER?))
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The labor department investigated the plant three times in the year before the blast -- twice because of complaints; once because an employee was injured.
The department's commissioner says none of it was out of the ordinary -- foundry work is known to be dangerous.
He says inspectors observed no other violations. [INSERT PRE-PRO'D QUOTE: @ :46]
In a phone interview from Richmond, Commissioner Jeff Brown said:
"Nobody wants to see us come, but if we're not there enough, people want to know why. My people did their job within the confines of the law. I think they went above and beyond their duties." [END PRE-PRO]
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[SOT 15:51:47 - :15:52:00]

((EDWARD ANDERSON: IF IT HAD BEEN DONE WHEN IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BEEN DONE OR WHEN THEY WERE CALLED IN THERE TO DO IT, THIS DISASTER MIGHT NOT HAVE HAPPENED, SO, YES, I BLAME OSHA AS MUCH AS ANYBODY AND I BLAME THE SYSTEM BECAUSE THE SYSTEM STINKS.))
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[SU] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: ANDERSON AIMS TO CHANGE THE SYSTEM. HE'S ASKED POLITICIANS TO LAUNCH A PROBE INTO OSHA'S HANDLING OF THE PLANT. MEANWHILE, OSHA SAYS THE EXPLOSION HAS CHANGED ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH INTERMET. AND THAT NOW INSPECTORS WILL HAVE THE PLANT UNDER ADDED SCRUTINY. MJN7, BLACKSBURG.))
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[Barnabei]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-36 TC17:38]
[GRAPHIC=noen]


Governor Jim Gilmore has ordered D-N-A evidence be tested in the case of Lynchburg teen's murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk/File Tape]


Derek Rocco Barnabei (BARN-uh-bay) is scheduled for execution Thursday- for the murder of teenager Sarah Wisnosky.


Today, the Governor ordered previously untested physical evidence from the murder be analyzed.
Barnabei's lawyers also filed a federal lawsuit today, alleging the evidence may have been tampered with.
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[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=None]


That's because State Police were unable to immediately locate the evidence in Norfolk Circuit Court last week, when the Governor asked if it was available.
State forensic science director Paul Ferrara (fe-RAWR-uh) says he believes the evidence was uncompromised, even though it was missing for several hours.


[M'ville-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-31 TC35:27]
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Fire officials have identified the Martinsville man who died in a house fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


It was Wednesday night when authorities found 61 year old Henry Wilson lying on his bed in the home.
Wilson rented the home.
The fire marshal says an electrical short in the kitchen stove caused the blaze.
Investigators did not find any smoke detectors.
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[Roanoke-Vandals]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-32 TC40:36]
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Some residents in Southwest and Southeast Roanoke woke up this morning to find their cars vandalized.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


More than two dozen cars have been reported broken into overnight.
Police say the vandals used b-b guns to shoot out windows and stole radios, CD'S, and cell phones.
Chris Adams lives on Walnut Avenue and says nothing like this has ever happened before.
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[SOT 18:29:38]
[IN Q=i came out]

((CHRIS ADAMS/VANDALISM VICTIM: I CAME OUT THIS MORNING TO GO TO WORK AND I NOTICED MY CAR WAS BROKEN INTO THE CAR BEHIND IT AND THE CAR BEHIND THAT ONE.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Adams/Vandalism Victim]
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[OUT Q=that one.]
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[VO-NAT]


So far officials do not have any suspects but have assigned two detectives to the case.
Police are asking anyone with information to give them a call.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=NONE]


Still no decision on Virginia's Moment of Silence law.
We'll have the latest when News 7 at Six returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And some four-legged cops will have some extra protection next time they're in harm's way.
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[Tucker]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-29 TC1:19:12]
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For two years a Lynchburg woman hasn't paid rent at her apartment.
Her excuse: she's disabled and her medical condition has prevented her from working.
But the apartment complex took her to court and gave her ten days to get out.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Sharan]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=07-Sharan Tucker; :17]
[SUPER=01-Bob Farmer/James Crossing Regional Mgr.; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Ed Williams/Center for Indep. Living; 1:25]
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(( Sharan Tucker has until 9 am Saturday to pack up her belongings and move out of James Crossing the place she's called home for the past seven years.
Tucker says she needed to pay 5-thousand dollars, something she couldn't afford.
She says she was just waiting for her disability to be approved.
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[SOT17:16:35]
[IN Q=It's been really hard]

((SHARAN TUCKER: IT'S BEEN REALLY HARD BECAUSE IT'S REAL STRESSFUL FOR ME AND MY CHILD. IT ISN'T MAKING OUR ILLNESS ANY BETTER BECAUSE WE'RE UNDER SO MUCH STRESS.))
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[OUT Q=stress]


Diabetes has her in and out the hospital several times a week, and her leg had to be amputated because of staph infection, and her 3 year old son died of heart complications, and now her 14 year old son needs a heart transplant.
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[SOT17:08:16]
[IN Q=I JUST FELL]

((SHARAN TUCKER: I JUST FELL ON HARD TIMES AND IT LIKE LIKE THINGS ARE NOT GOING TO GET ANY BETTER))
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[OUT Q=any better]


The apartment complex recently changed owners.
Managers say they tried to help Tucker but because she stopped paying rent they were in violation of HUD's regulations.
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[SOT17:29:45]
[IN Q=The staff]

((THE STAFF HAS MADE AN EFFORT TO WORK WITH HER OVER THE PAST FOUR MONTHS, SHE HAS NOT RESPONDED TO THAT, AND AS LAST RECOURSE WE DID HAVE TO GO COURT))
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[OUT Q=to court]


Tucker has turned to the Lynchburg Area Independent Living Center for help, because she says finding accessible affordable housing isn't easy.
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[SOT10:30:08]
[IN Q=]

((IT'S A VERY BIG ISSUE, BECAUSE IT'S A QUESTION OF WHAT MAKES A PLACE ACCESSIBLE, AND THERE IS FEAR OF COST AND THE LIABILITY ISSUE))
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[OUT Q=liability issue]


For now, Sharan Tucker's on a waiting list for subsidized, accessible housing and hopes a new home won't be a long way off.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Lynchburg.))

[Moment-Silence]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-25 TC1:29:01]
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The minute of silence remains in effect in Virginia classrooms while a federal judge in Alexandria thinks it over.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./July 5;]


U-S District Judge Claude Hilton took the case "under advisement" after a court hearing this morning.
The American Civil Liberties Union says the law blurs the line between church and state by suggesting prayer as an option.
Attorney General Mark Earley says "there is nothing to fear from a classroom of silent, thoughtful students."
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[Exchange-Students]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-26 TC1:35:41]
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For the first time, Franklin County students are hosting a group of foreign exchange students.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]

Sixteen Italian students are plunging into American culture at Franklin County High School. They've spent two weeks attending class, racing go-karts and touring the Roanoke area.
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[SOT 11:59:54]
[IN Q=Beautiful place]

((MARCO GRIONI/ITALIAN STUDENT: BEAUTIFUL PLACE. NOT SO BUSY WITH TRAFFIC AND CARS. THE PEOPLE ARE BEAUTIFUL AND NICE WITH THE FOREIGN PEOPLE. I'M HAPPY TO BE HERE. butt butt butt
ALESSANDRA ZENATO: NAT SOT SPEAKING ITALIAN))
[SUPER=01-Marco Grioni/Italian Exchange Student;]
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[OUT Q=NAT SOT SPEAKING ITALIAN]
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[VO-NAT]

Alessandra (Zen-NAH-toe) Zenato enjoyed her stay so much, she's flying back to spend next semester at Franklin County High School.
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[SOT 12:9:51]
[IN Q=Actually I see]

((ALESSANDRA ZENATO/ITALIAN EXCHANGE STUDENT: I HAVEN'T SEEN A REAL AMERICAN PLACE LIKE THIS. I WAS IN THE U-S IN MIAMI AND IT WAS PRETTY CROWDED. I WENT TO NEW YORK BEFORE I CAME HERE AND IT WAS CROWDED. THIS IS THE REAL AMERICA I THINK.))
[SUPER=01-Alessandra Zenato/Italian Exchange Student;]
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[OUT Q=I think]
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[VO-NAT]

Next spring Franklin County high school students go to Italy as exchange students.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=]
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Technology stocks led an end of the week declineon Wall Street. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-y/38.11/11221.76/y/119.03/3979.32/y/0.02/120.79;]


The DOW lost 38 points, NASDAQ fell 119.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index lost a fraction of a point.
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[SUPER=434-h1$/53c/hf/51b/hr/44#/h1g/59@/h1!/52!;]



[K9-Vests]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kth]
[TAPE#=00-28 TC1:28:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's a problem for K-9 cops across the country-- a lack of funding for vests for the four legged partners.
But thanks to a woman's gift, that's no longer the case for police dogs in the Roanoke area.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


They're trained to protect their partners, but have nothing to protect themselves against gunfire or blades.
That angered Marjorie Maupin enough to donate money for vests to local police dog units.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's very important otherwise]
[SUPER=01-Marjorie Maupin/Donor]
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[OUT Q= protecting our protectors]
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[VO-NAT]


The vests cost more than 500 dollars a piece and are custom made for each dog.
Three of the six vests were donated to the Bedford County Sheriff's office-- the remaining vests went to the Botetourt County Sheriff's Office and Roanoke City Police Department.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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The Hokies talk about their win over East Carolina, the Cavaliers voice their opinions on Richmond, early qualifying form the track
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[VO-NAT]


and Indiana coach Bobby Knight's temper has allegedly gotten him in trouble again.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-70 12256TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH LOGO]


The Hokies made the Pirates walk the plank last night as they picked up their second win of the season by blasting East Carolina. After breathing a sigh of relief in Greenville, they had this to say about the victory.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Yeah, we got it...]
[SUPER=03-Greenville, NC/Last Night; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/90 Wins at Va. Tech; :07]
[SUPER=01-Andre Kendrick/34 Yards Rushing & 1 TD; :27]
[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/106 Yards Passing & 1 TD; :44]
[SUPER=01-Lee Suggs/122 Yards Rushing & 1 TD; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Nick Sorensen/Va. Tech Linebacker; 1:17]
[SUPER=01-Chad Beasley/One Interception Last Night; 1:31]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=...GOOD THINGS WILL HAPPEN."]
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-72 1:24:27]
[GRAPHIC=UVa football]


The Virginia Cavaliers look for their first win of the season tomorrow at 3:30 at Scott Stadium against Richmond.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/September 13, 1997; :00]

The Wahoos last played the Spiders back in 1997 and beat them 26-7. The Cavs are 22-2 and 2 all time against Richmond. And while UVa has shut out the Spiders in 19 of 26 meetings, this game is being taken very seriously.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="no one]

((GEORGE WELSH/128 WINS AT UVA:NO ONE WANTS TO BE OH AND TWO WHEN THEY START THE SEASON. SO, IT DOESN'T MATTER WHO WE'RE PLAYING. WE JUST LOOKED AT THE RICHMOND DEFENSE FROM THREE YEARS A GO WHEN WE PLAYED THEM. WE HAD LESS THAN 300 YARDS ON THEM. THEY REALLY DID A GOOD JOB ON US AND HELD US TO UNDER 3000 YARDS. THEY DID A GOOD JOB OF BLITZING US, , THEY CHANGED COVERAGES. I THINK WE UNDER ESTIMATING THEM.)) ((DAN ELLIS/UVA SENIOR QUARTERBACK:WE JUST GOT TO COME OUT AND GET A W. THERE'S NOTHING ELSE TO SAY ABOUT IT. WE JUST GOT TO COME OUT IN PRACTICE AND COME OUT SATURDAY AND BE READY TO PLAY))
[SUPER=01-George Welsh/128 Wins at UVa; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dan Ellis/UVa Senior Quarterback; :23]
[RUNS=:31]
[OUT Q=.....ready to play"]
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[S-football]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Liberty]


The Liberty Flames battle James Madison tomorrow at six PM at Bridgeforth Stadium in Harrisonburg. The Flames are OH and 1 while the Dukes are 1 and OH.
[GRAPHIC=VMI football]


VMI is on the road for a one o'clock contest against William & Mary.
[graphic=Ferrum]


In Division III, Ferrum and Emory and Henry meet at 1 PM. As part of Franklin County Appreciation Day, Ferrum College will distribute free schedule posters to the first three thousand fans.

[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-74]
[GRAPHIC=Richmond raceway]


Bud Pole qualifying at the Richmond International Raceway for tomorrow night's Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400 got underway at 5:30 this evening.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/ESPN; :00]


Elliott Sadler raced last night in the truck race and qualified his special edition Virginia Tech car today in Winston Cup qualifying. Sadler was the sixth car out and would take the second spot at that time.
Ward Burton would take the top spot but would not keep it for long
as Rusty Wallace takes it with a speed of 125.226 miles an hour, not a track record. He was the 18th car out. Complete results at 11.
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[S-Knight]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-67 1:27:53]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]


Virginia men's basketball coach Pete Gillen flew into Roanoke this morning on a recruiting trip. Coach Gillen is able to recruit from September seventh through October sixth, making contact with prospects for no more than 18 days during this time.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]

In other college basketball news, Indiana coach Bobby Knight is reportedly in trouble again. An Indiana University official told ESPN that the coach is facing a "serious allegation". Knight allegedly grabbed a freshman student by the arm and cursed him out Thursday afternoon inside Assembly Hall. The student and four witnesses were picking up football tic(------------) kets after the student addressed the coach by saying "hey, what's up Knight" and that's when the coach grabbed him.