[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

Police arrest a fugitive in an earlier homicide for allegedly shooting a Roanoke cab driver Sunday.
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[VO-NAT]


And a head-on collision between a school bus and a car driven by a student.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Head]
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In sports, Roanoke is on the road for the first round of the East Coast Hockey League Playoffs.
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[VO-NAT]


And Jeff Gordon will start on the pole at Martinsville this weekend for the Virginia 500.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


After a couple cloudy, rainy, cool weekends, nature comes on strong with near record warmth tomorrow. We will check the numbers in a few minutes.

[Video-Open]


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



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[VO-NAT]

A Roanoke man is behind bars tonight, charged with shooting a Yellow Cab driver.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Taxi-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-15 TC13:37]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


This morning police arrested 21 year old Phillip Alex Foreman from Roanoke and charged him with robbery and aggravated malicious wounding.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Sunday]

Foreman allegedly shot John Powers Sunday morning. Powers dropped the Foreman off on West Side Boulevard. Officials say that's when Foreman demanded money, shot out the two way radio, and then shot Powers once in the back.
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[ANCHOR=KEITH]
[SS=None]

After the arrest officials found Foreman is also wanted by the F-B-I in Atlanta for a murder that occurred in January.

He is currently being held in the Roanoke City Jail without bond. Powers remains in Duke Medical Center in fair condition.


[Bus-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-04 TC1:17:01]
[GRAPHIC=School Bus Accident]


A school bus accident in Botetourt County sent several people to the hospital this morning.
The car hit Bus 46 head- on at high speed... but no one suffered serious injuries.
Joe Dashiell is here tonight with more details on a frightening accident.
[LIVE=JOE FULL/MB SET]
[SUPER=@Joe1]


Keith... the bus driver and the students saw it coming... as the car crested a hill, crossed the median and hit them head- on.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They were on the way]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cody Martin/Lord Botetourt H. S. Student; :15]
[SUPER=01-Larry Hall/Transportation Supervisor; :35]
[SUPER=01-Tony Brads/Read Mountain Principal; :52 QUICK]
[RUNS=:58]
[OUT Q=and that was appreciated.]


((They were on the way to Read Mountain Middle... driving in the southbound lanes of alternate route 220... when it happened.
Students saw the accident unfold, and Lord Botetourt Ninth Grader Cody Martin says there was nothing they could do, but hang on.
[SOT 07:08]
[IN Q=Most of the people]

((MOST OF THE PEOPLE LIKE TOWARDS THE FRONT OF THE BUS, I GUESS THEY HELD ON REAL HARD AND KIND OF TENSED UP WHEN THEY HIT AND PROBABLY SPRAINED THEIR WRISTS AND JARRED THEIR BACKS AND A COUPLE OF THEM HAD HURT NECKS I THINK.))
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[OUT Q=had hurt necks I think.]


The mustang crumpled underneath the front end of the bus... the airbag inflated... but neither the 16- year old driver of the car, nor anyone on the bus was seriously injured.
[SOT 08:12]
[IN Q=the bus weighs 20- thousand]

((THE BUS WEIGHS 20-THOUSAND POUNDS AND IT'S LIKE HITTING A SHERMAN TANK. IT'S BUILT TO WITHSTAND AN IMPACT AND IT DID THAT TODAY.))
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[OUT Q=it did that today.]


School officials were thankful for the quick response of fire and ems crews... who came from both Botetourt and Roanoke Counties.
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[IN Q=I thought the county]

((I THOUGHT THE COUNTY COOPERATION WAS SUPREME TODAY, AND THAT WAS APPRECIATED.))
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[OUT Q=and that was appreciated.]))
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[LIVE=JOE FULL/MB SET]


State Police say the car ran off the right side of the road, came back into the northbound lanes, and crossed the median before hitting the bus.
Investigators say the 16- year -old driver may have blacked out because a diabetic condition.
But keith he does face a charge of reckless driving.

[Tanker]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-07 TC1:14:51]
[GRAPHIC=Tanker Accident]


Crews are still cleaning up oil that spilled into a creek from a tanker truck that overturned on Interstate 81 this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


It happened just north of Buchanan, near exit 168.
State police say the tanker's driver was trying to avoid hitting a pickup truck that pulled out in front of him, going the wrong way down the exit ramp.
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[SOT 19:55:46 - :56]
[IN Q=The driver of]

((SGT. PHIL CHEEK/VA. STATE POLICE: THE DRIVER OF THIS TRACTOR TRAILER TOOK SOME EVASIVE ACTION TO AVOID STRIKING THE PICKUP AND RAN INTO THE MEDIAN AND THEN OVERTURNED.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Phil Cheek/State Police;]
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[OUT Q=and then overturned.]
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[VO-NAT]


The tanker's driver, James Eppard from Elkton, was flown to the hospital.
His injuries were NOT life-threatening.
Crews spent most of the day cleaning up one-thousand gallons of heating oil that spilled into nearby Purgatory Creek.
They say the spill is contained.
The driver of the pickup, 77-year-old Carl Runyon of Buchanan, says he did NOT realize HE caused the accident.
He's been charged with reckless driving.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=Accident]


Crews are still cleaning up an accident on U-S 220 near Ridgeway in Henry County.
A tractor-trailer carrying 40-thousand pounds of ham and other pork products overturned this morning.
One of the southbound lanes is still closed.

[L'burg-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-05 TC1:44:58]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust]


A six- month undercover investigation has led to dozens of drug arrests in Lynchburg and could force a number of well- known restaurants to lose their liquor licenses.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Police began the round- up this morning after a grand jury indicted 30 people suspected of selling or possessing cocaine and marijuana.
An undercover officer made buys from street dealers, cab drivers and people inside four Lynchburg restaurants, including Cattle Annie's and the Dahlia.
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[SOT 12:14:16]
[IN Q=We rendezvoused]

((LT. JERRY STOKES/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WE RENDEZVOUSED OR MET PEOPLE, THE UNDERCOVER OFFICER MET PEOPLE AND WAS ABLE TO ESTABLISH CONTACTS EITHER TO PURCHASE DRUGS WHILE INSIDE THOSE A-B-C ESTABLISHMENTS AND THOSE WERE RESTAURANTS- SLASH- BARS HERE IN THE CITY.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Jerry Stokes/Lynchburg Police Dept.]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=in the city.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities say the Alcohol & Beverage Control board could consider revoking those businesses' liquor licenses.

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[Vinton-Police]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Vinton PD Invest.]

If you missed the opportunity to read the Special Grand Jury report on the Vinton Police Department investigation last year, you may get another chance. Though the report remains under seal, a federal judge said today that he thinks it's relevant to the lawsuit that Vinton police officers filed against the town. Town officials say they relied on allegations contained in the report when they asked Chief Ricky Foutz and Lieutenant Bill Brown to resign. Judge James Turk told lawyers today that he thinks it's going to have to be released, but he stopped short of actually unsealing it.

[Tech-Farms]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC27:50]
[GRAPHIC=Foot & Mouth]


Virginia Tech is leading agricultural universities across the country in protecting against the spread of foot and mouth disease.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Notices are going up that the school's livestock facilities are off-limits to anyone who has recently been in a country hit by the disease.
Already in Britain, a foot and mouth outbreak has forced officials to slaughter over one-million animals.
At Tech, foreign visitors will be barred from the livestock areas for five-days, a time frame the U-S Department of Agriculture has put in place...
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[SOT15:31:22]
[IN Q=Some of them]

((PETER EYRE/DEAN, VA-MARYLAND VETERINARY COLLEGE; SOME OF THEM ARE VISITING THE SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE SOME ARE VISITING US, OTHER PARTS OF CAMPUS, YOU CAN'T JUST THINK OF THE COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE WERE ON A LARGE CAMPUS WITH A LOT OF TRAFFIC, AND FOREIGN VISITORS ARE HERE ALL THE TIME, YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY MAY BE BRINGING WITH THEM. ))
[SUPER=01-Peter Eyre/VA-Maryland Vet. College Dean]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=With them]
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[VO-NAT]


While there have been animals tested in the U-S, no cases of foot and mouth have been confirmed.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Still ahead on News 7, the game's over for E-Toys.
The internet toy retailer closes the doors of its Southside distribution plant.
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[VO-NAT]


And later businesses, restaurants and hotels rev up for race weekend in Martinsville.
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[Taxpayers]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-19 TC07:38]
[GRAPHIC=Taxes]


The I-R-S is trying to show off its softer side by opening the lines of communication for those of you with questions about your 10-40's.
In part two of her series on taxes, News 7 business reporter Jennifer Miele shows us how well... or not so well the I-R-S is working with taxpayers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Let's say you're a ]
[SUPER=@JENNIFER1; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :16]
[SUPER=01-Ed Montinez/Tax Payer; :25]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=JM News 7.]

((((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING:LET'S SAY YOU'RE A DO-IT-YOUR-SELFER BOUND AND DETERMINED TO GET YOUR TAX RETURN FILED BEFORE APRIL 16TH. THE IRS SAYS YOU SHOULD SET ASIDE 10-12 HOURS TO DO YOUR TAXES. BUT WHERE DO YOU TURN IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION? THE ANSWER MAY SURPRISE YOU. )) [RUNS13]
The Internal Revenue Service trusts Ed Montinez to deliver tax returns and refunds.
But Ed isn't so trusting of the I-R-S. [tc:04:19:09] ((ED MONTINEZ/TAX PAYER: I'VE GOT A PROBLEM WITH THE IRS. WHATEVER THEY ARE DOING, GOD BLESS THEM, BUT AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, UH UH.)) [RUNS06]
Ed's opinion of the I-R-S isn't out of the ordinary.
And a reason for that could stem from the agency's error rate -- there's a mistake made by the I-R-S on 1 out of every 10 forms filed.
Here's an example.
[SOT]

[tc:04:19:29] ((ED MONTINEZ: ONE GOOD QUESTION, AS YOU MAY KNOW, I'M GOING TO GRADUATE SCHOOL. I WAS WONDERING, IS THERE ANY WAY I CAN WRITE THAT OFF? IT'S A BIG CHUNK.)) [RUNS10]
We called the I-R-S to ask.
Two different agents told us two different things -- one said Ed COULD deduct his graduate school expenses, one said he couldn't.
Inconsistency like that have helped to put the IRS on Ed's and America's "Most Unwanted" list.
Attempts to change that include a new web site featuring stories about tax breaks for the average American Tax Payer.
There's even a link to teach you how to fight the IRS.
The agency also has long-range plans to hire 4,000 employees - aimed at stabilizing the number of yearly audits.


But Ed says the I-R-S will have to deliver a little more than web site and staff changes to gain his trust.
[SOT]

((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: HERE'S SOME PEACE OF MIND IF YOU'RE ONE OF THE MILLIONS OF PROCRASTINATING TAXPAYERS... YOU CAN PAY YOUR TAXES ON-LINE, AND IT ONLY TAKES ABOUT TWO HOURS. WE'LL TELL YOU ALL ABOUT E-FILING NEXT FRIDAY AT 6. JENNIFER MIELE, NEWS 7.)) [RUNS13] ))


[Etoys]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=Jus]
[TAPE#=01-13 TC20:26]
[GRAPHIC=Etoys Last Day]


E-toys is no more.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blairs]


The internet toy seller officially closed its Blairs distribution center today.
The company laid off nearly two hundred workers after filing for bankruptcy earlier this year.
About twenty employees will remain to tie up loose ends.
Meantime, economic leaders in Pittsylvania County are already working to find a new tenant.
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[SOT 38:24]
[IN Q=I think we're seeing]

((CAROL MOTLEY/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: I THINK WE'RE SEEING THE ECONOMY SLOW DOWN OBVIOUSLY. AND THATS GOING TO DETERMINE I THINK HOW QUICKLY WE ARE ABLE TO PUT SOMEONE IN THOSE BUILDINGS.))
[SUPER=01-Carol Motley/Pittsylvania Co. Economic Dev.]
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[OUT Q=in those buildings]
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[VO-NAT]


Motley says she's received numerous calls from businesses who are interested in the distribution center.
At one time, e-toys in Blairs employed three hundred full-time employees and more than 900 during the peak holiday season.
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[Stocks]


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


Yesterday's gains on Wall Street proved to a one-day event . After gaining 400 points Thursday, [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
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the DOW dropped 126 points today.
NASDAQ lost 65.
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[VO]
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[Hillsville-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-12 TC28:57]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Three Carroll County fire departments battled a blaze in Hillsville today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hillsville;]


Flames were first spotted on the roof of the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant-- investigators believe the fire started in the kitchen.
It spread quickly to the Family Fish House next door, causing smoke and water damage.
Hillsville, Galax and Cana crews were able to contain the fire before it spread further.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It could]

((GARRY JESSUP/HILLSVILLE FIRE CHIEF; IT COULD HAVE TAKEN THE WHOLE SHOPPING CENTER OUT, SOME OF THE OTHER SMALLER STORES DOWN THE STREET GOT SOME SMOKE DAMAGE. THEO KAKOURAS/OWNER, FISH HOUSE; IT HURTS, IT HURTS A LOT BUT I'M GOING TO PICK UP THE PIECES AND I'M GOING TO REOPEN.))
[SUPER=01-Garry Jessup/Hillsville Fire Chief; :Quick]
[SUPER=01-Theo Kakouras/Owner, Fish House; :Quick]
[RUN=:12]
[OUT Q=going to reopen]
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[VO-NAT]


The Rio Grande has extensive damage. Officials do NOT suspect arson but investigators are automatically called to a scene when damage is estimated at more than 5-thousand dollars.
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[County-Police]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-08 TC52:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Roanoke County Police Department commended a civilian and remembered an officer today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Shane Abercrombie was recognized for his help in apprehending a D-U-I suspect in November.
Officer Andrea Noel had pulled a suspect over on route 419, but he then ran away. After hearing calls for help, Abercrombie subdued the fleeing suspect.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It was instinct...]

((IT WAS INSTINCT, I DIDN'T EVEN THINK OF IT. I SAW SHE NEEDED HELP AND RESPONDED. I GAVE CHASE AND KEPT GOING UNTIL I GOT HIM.))
[SUPER=07-Shane Abercrombie;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=until I got him.]
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[VO-NAT]


Roanoke County also remembered one of its detectives who died last year.
Detective Clay (STUR-jul) Sturgill died in July following a heart attack.
Sturgill started with the County in the early 80's and worked his way up from dispatch to detective.
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[Race-Business]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-03 TC1:42:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Thousands of people are racing to get a hotel room in Martinsville this weekend to watch the Winston Cup showdown.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


Fans like Bob Dodd made reservations almost a year ago.
He and his friends are paying an average of two hundred dollars a night for room.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's worth it]

((BOB DODD/NASCAR FAN: IT'S WORTH IT THOUGH. A WEEKEND GETAWAY, SIT AROUND WATCH THE RACE, AND DRINK SOME BEER.))
[RUNS=05]
[SUPER=01-Bob Dodd/NASCAR Fan]
[OUT Q=drink some beer.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hotel managers say up to 90 percent of Martinsville hotel rooms are occupied this weekend by NASCAR drivers, crews and sponsors.
That's forcing fans to try a little harder to get a piece of the action.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Both this weekend]

((LISA PICKETS/HAMPTON INN: BOTH THIS WEEKEND AND THE RACE IN THE FALL ARE VERY IMPORTANT. FOR SMALLER HOTELS, THIS IS THE MONEY MAKING WEEKEND.))
[SUPER=01-Lisa Pickets/Hampton Inn]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=money making weekend.]
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[VO-NAT]


All "signs" point to a successful weekend for vendors in Martinsville as well.
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[Sports Tease]


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


And coming up in sports, Jeff Gordon will start up front at Martinsville the Roanoke Express opens the E-C-H-L playoffs tonight.
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[VO-NAT]


And Michael Vick displayed his skills this morning for 14 pro scouts on the campus of Virginia Tech.
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[S-LIVE]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=SP-91]
[GRAPHIC=Martinsville]


Jeff Gordon was the man today capturing the pole position for this Sunday's Virginia 500 at the Martinsville Speedway. Mike Stevens is standing by with all the action from the track.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Roy/Mike Microwave;]



[LIVE=Mike /FULL]
[SUPER=@Mike1;]
[SUPER=05-Martinsville;]


((ROLLCUE:...an old favorite some oldies but goodies and a rookie.))
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[IN Q=First audio]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Virginia 500 Pole Winner; :18]
[SUPER=01-Rusty Wallace/Qualified Second; :40]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/Qualified Third; :48]
[SUPER=01-Ricky Rudd/Qualified Fourth; :56]
[SUPER=01-Rick Mast/Qualified 11-th; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Hensley/Starts 10-th in Truck Race; 1:44]
[SUPER=01-Jon Wood/Starts 31-st in Truck Race; 2:00]
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[OUT Q=....the main thing."]



[LIVE=Mike FULL]
[SUPER=05-Martinsville;]


*******MIKE ADLIBS TO THE BOARDS*******
[WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5016;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Jeff Gordon/94.087/2. Rusty Wallace//3. Jeff Burton//4. Ricky Rudd//5. Robert Pressley//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Jeremy Mayfield//7. Jerry Nadeau//8. Joe Nemechek//9. Bobby Hamilton//10. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Rick Mast//12. Todd Bodine//13. Dale Jarrett//14. Casey Atwood//15. Kevin Harvick//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Tony Stewart//17. Bill Elliott//18. Ricky Craven//19. Mike Wallace//20. Mike Skinner//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Jimmy Spencer//22. Stacy Compton//23. Brett Bodine//24. Bobby Labonte//25. Matt Kenseth//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-26. Johnny Benson//27. Buckshot Jones//28. Kenny Wallace//29. Steve Park//30. Andy Houston//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Ken Schrader//32. Sterling Marlin//33. Kyle Petty//34. Dave Blaney//35. Michael Waltrip//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Mark Martin//37. Ward Burton//38. John Andretti//39. Ron Hornaday//40. Terry Labonte//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Elliott Sadler//42. Kurt Busch//43. Kevin Lepage//;]
[RUNS=:45]
[OUT Q=....last driver."]
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[DOUBLE BOXES=Roy/Mike Microwave;]


Mike tosses to Roy


[S-Mike]


[ANCHOR=roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-87]
[GRAPHIC=Michael Vick]

Michael Vick worked out for 14 NFL coaches and scouts for an hour today at Virginia Tech. Steve Mason and photographer Greg Moore have more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Riley/San Diego Chargers Head Coach; :]
[SUPER=01-Wade Wilson/Cowboys Quarterbacks Coach; :]
[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/Projected as Top NFL Draft Pick; :]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :]
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[OUT Q=....News 7 sports]
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((Michael Vick took the NFL coaches and scouts through a variety of throws, short hitch routs, deep balls and tosses off play action to name a few. The San Diego Chargers, owners of the top pick in the draft, say it looks more and more like Vick's their guy. ((:)) ((:))
But 10 other NFL teams in attendance aren't giving up just yet. Former Dallas signal caller and now Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson joined offensive coordinator Jack Riley in grading and interviewing Vick. ((:))
Vick's contract could command as much as 50 million dollars and while he lacks the experience, his attitude fits right into the Chargers plans.))



[Hale]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=]
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The fugitive arrested for the murder at Hot Rods Car care in January committed suicide today. Earl Hale hanged himself in the city jail, according to a reliable source.
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[VO-NAT]


Hale was arraigned murder, malicious wounding, and firearms charges in the death of his ex- girlfriend just yesterday.
He was accused of killing 27 year old Charlene Ramsey and was arrested at a Petersburg bus station Wednesday night. (------------)