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[TALENT=Keith]

On NEWS 7 tonight: a debate over anatomically- correct biology books.
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And we'll hear from the only known witness to the accident that killed 31- year- old James Minor and see how his account compares with what police say.
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In sports, we will hear from Redskins coach Norv Turner, who spoke to the media today after last night's Dallas loss, the Express signs another player,
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and Mike Stevens talks with Jeff Burton and Kyle Petty, both at Martinsville today.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
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Gordon turned out to be a super soaker but he left sunny skies in his wake. Rain totals and your forecast just ahead.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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[IN Q=My concern is]

((MY CONCERN IS MORE WITH THE MESSAGE THAT THIS IS SENDING TO WOMEN AND TO MEN ABOUT WOMEN'S BODIES, THAT WOMEN SHOULD BE ASHAMED AND THAT MEN SHOULD CONTINUE TO REGARD WOMEN'S BODIES AS SOMETHING MYSTERIOUS, AS SOMETHING BAD, AS SOMETHING NAUGHTY.))
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[OUT Q=as something naughty.]
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Science or censorship?
The debate over a Lynchburg textbook rages on tonight.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[L'burg-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ssm]
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Two weeks after they first voted to block out an illustration of the female anatomy from a biology textbook, the Lynchburg school board tonight is reconsidering that decision.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Starlink]


Steve Smallshaw is at the school board building where the debate is taking place this evening. Steve has the issue come up yet?
[Live=Steve Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=@ssm1]
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No matter what they do tonight, some feel the board has already sent the wrong message to the students and the community. [***ROLLED FROM STARLINK***]
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[SUPER=01-Rorie McElwee/RMWC Professor; :45]
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[OUT Q=in a sexual way.]

(( It's an issue that has captured the attention of the entire Lynchburg community.
For weeks, residents have been contributing their opinion on whether the Lynchburg school board was right to remove-- or some say censor-- a drawing from a high school anatomy textbook.
The illustration is from Chapter 22 of the new Biology 2 book for juniors and seniors, a chapter that deals with human reproduction.
A cross- section of male genitalia is featured in the same section, but it was this drawing of female genitalia that some board members felt was too graphic.
Most feel the board over- reacted by voting to black out the picture...at Randolph Macon Woman's College, psychology professor Rorie McElwee says board members are reinforcing the stereotype that women's bodies can only be viewed sexually and not scientifically.
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((RORIE MCELWEE/RMWC PROFESSOR: I THINK ONE REASON WHY PEOPLE ARE UNCOMFORTABLE IS BECAUSE PERHAPS IN THE PAST OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM OR OTHER CULTURAL SYSTEMS HAVE NOT SHOWN THAT WOMEN'S BODIES CAN BE REGARDED OBJECTIVELY INSTEAD OF AS OBJECTS, INSTEAD OF IN A SEXUAL WAY.))
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[OUT Q=a sexual way.]))
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[Minor-Council]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-36 TC26:43]
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On the day after a heated city council meeting brought calls for an investigation of Roanoke police, city officials are promising a thorough review of citizens' complaints.
Late this afternoon, city manager Darlene Burcham said she will convene a group of local ministers to review the results of that investigation.
[Double Boxes=Keith and JoeD/Newsroom]


Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom tonight with more on the fallout from last night's meeting.
[Live=JoeD Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]


Keith, Burcham says she wants to clear the air, not only on this investigation but for the future... and so she is proposing an independent review of the investigation.... once the police department completes its work.
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[IN Q=I want to make sure that the truth]
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager; :00]
[SUPER=04-Roanoke Valley Television; :21]
[SUPER=07-Martin Jeffrey; :29]
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[OUT Q=by all of its citizens.]

(( [OPENS ON BURCHAM BITE]
[IN Q=I want to make sure that the truth]

((I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE TRUTH COMES OUT. AND THAT WE DEAL WOTH THE TRUTH WHATEVER THE TRUTH IS. AND IF WE AS A CITY NEED TO CHANGE THE WAY WE DO THINGS, OR IF CITIZENS NEED TO CHANGE THE WAY THEY DO THINGS FOR THIS TO BE A SAFER CITY, THEN I THINK WE ALL NEED TO STRIVE TO FIND OUT WHAT THAT TRUTH IS AND DO SOMETHING WITH THAT INFORMATION.))
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[OUT Q=do something with that information.]


Burcham's comments follow a rowdy session of Roanoke city council, in which speakers demanded that council members investigate the motorcycle accident that killed 31- year- old James Minor. [NAT SOUND OF MEETING]
Police had pursued Minor for allegedly speeding and ignoring traffic signals, but say they broke off the chase well before the crash at the intersection of 11th and Hanover Streets.
Though city council declined to initiate its own review, members say the city administration will conduct a thorough investigation.
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[IN Q=I can assure all of the citizens]

((I CAN ASSURE ALL OF THE CITIZENS THAT THEIR STATEMENTS AND COMMENTS ARE BEING APPROPRIATELY ADDRESSED. AND IF THERE ARE ISSUES THAT REQUIRE INVESTIGATION AND CORRECTION THESE THINGS WILL BE DONE. WE INTEND THE COUNCIL AND THE ADMINISTRATION INTEND TO DO RIGHT BY ALL OF ITS CITIZENS.))
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[OUT Q=do right by all of its citizens.]))
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[Live=JoeD Full/NEwsroom]


Once the police department completes its work, hopefully by the end of this week Burcham says she will share the results with the family of James Minor, and then with a group of community leaders.
Burcham says the Roanoke Police will make public all of its information including tapes of radio communications.
[Double Boxes=Joe and Keith/Newsroom]


And Keith, Burcham is promising a quick response in the hope that the city's efforts will help to clear the air.


[Police-Chase]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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For now, Donald Lee Stokes is listed on the department's accident report as the only witness to the accident.


And, he's siding with Roanoke police.
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Stokes was driving the car that James Minor collided with at the intersection of eleventh and Hanover Streets.
Stokes says he remembers passing two police cars just prior to the accident.
He says the patrol car he spotted on Orange Avenue had its blue lights on.
But Stokes says the officer who had been behind Minor on Hanover Street did NOT have his lights flashing.
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[in q=I know]

((DONALD STOKES/WITNESS: I KNOW WHAT HAPPENED AND I'M THE ONLY ONE WHO WAS THERE AND YOU KNOW AFTER I REGAINED CONSCIOUSNESS I DIDN'T SEE ANYONE AROUND BUT THE PEOPLE THAT WAS UP ON THEIR BALCONIES UP THERE THAT I TOLD TO CALL THE POLICE. ))
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[OUT Q=call the police.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Stokes says some people in the community have blamed HIM for the accident.
But Stokes says the claims against him and police are FALSE.
He says he and Minor were friends and used to ride motorcycles together.


[Foundry-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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An accident at Intermet's Radford Foundry sent two workers to the hospital with facial burns this afternoon.
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They were burned while trying to light a melting furnace with a torch in the plant.
47-year-old Fred Rogers received first and second degree burns to his face.
He'll be kept at the hospital overnight.
29-year-old Cameron Jones also has first degree burns. He's being released.
The Radford Foundry is operated by Intermet ... the company that owns New River Castings.
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[Senate-race]


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A poll conducted by Roanoke College shows Republican George Allen is slightly ahead in a close race for U-S Senate.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
454 registered voters across the state were polled.
Allen leads democratic incumbent Chuck Robb by four points among registered voters.
He has a six-point lead among those who say they're likely to vote. [TAKE NEXT PAGE]
Registered voters also put Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore ahead of Republican George W. Bush by one point.
But Bush has a slight lead among LIKELY Virginia voters.
The poll has a four and a half percent margin of error.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Next on News 7, tougher regulations are giving Smith Mountain Lake landowners headaches.
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[VO-NAT]


And it may take a while, but a new project is changing the look of Roanoke's Williamson Road.
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[Lake-Marina]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-28 TC1:38:30]
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A-E-P is cracking down at Smith Mountain Lake, requiring permits for everything from boat docks to air conditioning. The electric company's new -found power caught one man off guard. A-E-P is suing him for illegal camping facilities.
Tina Tenret shows us how new laws may change Smith Mountain Lake.
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[SUPER=01-Mike Thacker/AEP; :30]
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[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Bedford County]

(( A-E-P has sued Richard Longenecker, the owner of Mitchell's Point Marina near the State Park. A-E-P says five of Longenecker's camping trailers -- which he rents out -- are on such low ground, they would be underwater if the lake flooded.
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[IN Q=They can't flood]

((RICHARD LONGENECKER/MARINA OWNER: THEY CAN'T FLOOD. I CAN PULL ANYONE OF THOSE CAMPERS OUT IN 20 MINUTES.)) [RUNS:03]
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Longenecker says the campers themselves are above the 800 foot flood level -- only their wooden stakes would be underwater. But then, so would the stakes of boathouses -- so how come they're allowed?
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[IN Q=As far as]

((MIKE THACKER/AEP: AS FAR AS PIERS ARE CONCERNED, THEY'RE NOT LIVING QUARTERS. AT LEAST WE HOPE THEY'RE NOT.)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=hope they're not]

But even piers need federal permits -- now that A-E-P got a more powerful license to run Smith Mountain Dam. Federal approval is also required for landings, embankments, cables and pipes, heating and air conditioning coils, dredging and excavation, or water withdrawals. Local permits are not enough.
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((LONGENECKER: THIS IS THE FIRST I'VE HEARD OF AEP GETTING INVOLVED IN ANYTHING IN THE LAST YEAR.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=LAST YEAR]

As A-E-P fields questions from confused residents, Richard Longenecker braces himself for complaints from campers.
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[SOT 9:51:54]
[IN Q=I like to hold]

((RICHARD LONGENECKER/MARINA OWNER: I LIKE TO HOLD TO MY WORD AND MY WORD WAS, THEY COULD HAVE THE SITES BECAUSE THERE WAS CAMPING DOWN THERE FOR 30 YEARS. ALL OF A SUDDEN, WE CAN'T HAVE CAMPING DOWN THERE?)) [RUNS:11]
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That decision now rests with a federal judge. Tina Tenret News7 Bedford County))

[Drug-court]


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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-27 TC1:17:03]
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Sixteen success stories took the stage in Salem today.
They are people who had all-but given up on themselves, until they were given one more chance at living a drug- free life.
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[SUPER=01-Vincent Dabney/Drug Court Graduate; :10 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Debra Altizer/Drug Court Graduate; ]
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[OUT Q=I weigh 104.]

(( It was graduation day for 16 drug addicts.
This is drug court, an alternative to jail time for non-violent drug users and small-time drug dealers.
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((I TRULY BELIEVE I HAD TO GO THROUGH EVERYTHING I WENT THROUGH TO BE HERE.)) [RUNS04]
Roanoke's drug court was the first one in Virginia, established in 1995.
Now it's one of a dozen, with 12 more scheduled for development across the state. So this was also a celebration of a five-year anniversary.
Most of all this was a recognition of personal triumph over chemical addiction.
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[IN Q=When I first]

((WHEN I FIRST COME TO THE PROGRAM, I GOT BUSTED WITH COCAINE. I WEIGHED 62 POUNDS. I ACTUALLY LIVED IN THE PROJECTS, AND I WAS HOPELESS. I HAD DOCTORS TELLING ME I WAS GOING TO DIE IF I DIDN'T QUIT USING.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=quit using.]


Debra Altizer is one of those who got one more chance... and took it.
Successful completion of the drug court program is the only thing she's ever accomplished, she says, the only recognition she's ever received.
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[IN Q=It changed my]

((IT CHANGED MY LIFE AROUND. I HAVE A FULL-TIME JOB. I'M GETTING MY G.E.D. AND MOST OF ALL, I LOVE MYSELF WHICH I DID NOT BEFORE. What do you weigh now? I WEIGH 104.)) [RUNS13]
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She's one of 200 people who've graduated from drug court since 1995.
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[Stocks]


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Tech stocks posted a strong rebound today. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW lost 19 points but NASDAQ climbed 139.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index gained about half a point.
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[Lotto-Virginia]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-29 TC1:36:41]
[GRAPHIC=VA Lottery]


They're on sale now.
Lotto is now "Lotto Virginia," with longer odds and bigger prizes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Virginia Lottery]


Some ordinary Virginians even star in the new T-V ad campaign, because of the actor's guild strike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Where is]

((WHERE IS LOTTO VIRGINIA...CAN I TALK TO YOU BACK HERE? JUST A MOMENT? COME ON.)) [04:53:01] ((LOTTO SPECIFICALLY WASN'T DOING WELL. SO THIS IS JUST A RETOOL OF THE GAME. PROBABLY NEEDED TO BE DONE A FEW YEARS AGO... PROBABLY THE BIGGEST REASON IS JACKPOT FATIGUE.))
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[OUT Q=jackpot fatigue.]
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[VO-NAT]


That means that lottery players in focus groups say they'd rather double the odds of winning if it means the jackpots are in the tens of millions... rather than, say, a mere million.
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[Williamson-Road]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-30 TC1:44:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Improvements have been a long time coming, but the first phase of a 17- million dollar facelift is now under way on Williamson Road.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


This morning, city officials and Williamson Road business leaders turned their shovels and talked about the improvements they hope to see over the next 20 years.
The first phase includes improvements from Orange Avenue to Wayne Street, and will serve as a model for the rest of the project.
Eventually, the effort will bring new sidewalks, curbing and gutter repairs, more green space, landscaping and lighting.
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Kyle Petty and Jeff Burton tested at Martinsville today, we will hear from them, tennis balls are changing size, we will have more on that,
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[VO-NAT]


and Redskins coach Norv Turner faces the media after last night's loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
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[S-Test]


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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-74]
[GRAPHIC=MARTINSVILLE S'WAY]

The Winston Cup caravan will be in Martinsville on October 1st for the NAPA Auto Care 500. But Mike Stevens says a select few gave the track a workout today.
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[SUPER=01-Kyle Petty/Sprint Pontiac Driver; :29]
[SUPER=01-Casey Atwood/Motorola Ford Driver; :57]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/Second In Points Race; 1:36]
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[S-Skins]


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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-67 1:35:05]
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The Redskins take on NFC east rival and the undefeated New York Giants this weekend riding a two game losing streak that includes last night's 27-21 loss to Dallas. Norv Turner addressed the media today.
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((NORV TURNER/REDSKINS HEAD COACH:))
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[OUT Q=....football game(DOUBLE OUT)]
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[VO-NAT]
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Despite the loss and the poor play of quarterback Brad Johnson and the fact Jeff George is waiting in the wings, Norv is not making a change.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="brad's]
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[OUT Q=.....up to you"]
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[S-Express]


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[WRITER=sma]
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Roanoke Express head coach Perry Florio announced today that the team has signed rookie defenseman Jeff Sproat. The six foot-two, 200 pounder is skilled offensively and should mix well with a tougher Express style of play in 2000.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="it's gonna]
[SUPER=01-Perry Florio/Express First Year Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=punished physically"]
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[S-Volley]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-63 tc 1:49:34]
[GRAPHIC=Volley in the Valley 6736]

Local tennis fans will witness the latest tennis equipment at the fifth annual U-S Cellular Volley in The Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


The International Tennis Federation has ruled the Rally One can be used in tournament play at all levels.
The ball is six percent larger and two grams lighter than the traditional tennis ball.
It's all ready been used in Davis Cup competition and is supposed to provide longer rallies, more reaction time and greater visibility.
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[SOT]
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[OUT Q=more fun]
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[VO-NAT]

The four day tournament starts Thursday at Hunting Hills Country Club. Proceeds go to Prevent Child Abuse Roanoke Valley.
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[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#]
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It's been nearly a year since an elderly Martinsville woman died after being deprived of food water and medicine.
The woman's husband was recently convicted of criminal neglect, but the story doesn't end there.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom]


Jean Jadhon is here tonight to tell us more.
[Live=Jean Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Jean1;]


Keith, a lot of residents still wonder why Martinsville-Henry County Social Services didn't act sooner.
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[VO-NAT]


They waited 20 days before removing Elizabeth Stolbun from the home where her husband and son were supposed to be caring for her.
She died about a month later.
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[Live=Jean Full/Newsroom]


In May, the agency's board of directors ordered an internal investigation.
Their findings were released today,
[Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom]

Keith we'll give you the details tonight on News 7 at Eleven.