[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Is it censorship- -or avoiding liability for libel?

We'll hear what they're saying about the school paper at G-W Danville.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Plus, they dropped their clothes and racked up some charges. We'll have the latest in a naked plea for changes on the Hollins University campus.
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[Sports-Head]


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


In sports, Is the University of North Carolina's top basketball player leaving for the NBA? The Virginia baseball program talks about the possibility of losing scholarships,
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[VO-NAT]

while UVa also loses Terry Holland as the school's athletic director.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


It was a couple of degrees warmer across the region as some cities went into the mid 80s. More heat on the way for tomorrow.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Publication of an award- winning high school news magazine is delayed.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The issue highlights the fine line between legal liablity and censorship.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Student-Paper]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-08 TC1:44:50]
[GRAPHIC=]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The latest issue of GW Danville's Chatterbox has been on hold for almost a month.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


But now the controversy may be resolved.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Justin/Danville Bureau]


Justin McLeod has been working on this story for several days. He's in our Danville newsroom with details. Justin?
[LIVE=Justin Full/Danville Bureau]
[SUPER=@justin1;]
[SUPER=05-Danville]


GW's Chatterbox has won awards for taking on hard hitting subjects and the latest one is no exception.
It deals with sexually transmitted diseases and students' perception that you can't get STD's from oral sex.
Others look at interacial dating and teen pregnacy.
All included students names.
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[VO-NAT]

[***JUSTIN'S MIKE HOT***]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Even though the names were used with permission, the school board wanted them changed because of worries that the district could be held liable.
Board members also wanted to print a letter next to the articles saying they had the power to censor the magazine but weren't going to do that in this case.
Administrators argue they can censor the magazine since the Chatterbox is part of the curriculum but a journalism professor says the delay could set a bad precedent.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 5:58:24]
[IN Q=I think the school board]

((DAVID HOFFMAN/AVERETT COLLEGE JOURNALISM PROFESSOR: I THINK THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS PROBABLY DONE A GREAT DEAL OF DAMAGE TO THESE STUDENT JOURNALISTS BECAUSE NOW THEY'RE GOING TO BE AFRAID TO GO OUT AND GET STORIES WHICH IS NECESSARY.))
[SUPER=01-David Hoffman/Averett College]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=which is necessary]
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[LIVE=Justin Full/Danville Bureau]
[SUPER=05-Danville]


Late today, I talked to Superitendent Andy Overstreet and says he believes the issue has been resolved and the magazine could go to print at early as Friday.
However, students and their parents are still angry and they plan to voice their objections at tomorrow night's school board meeting.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Justin/Danville Bureau]


Some of the students that involved will hold off saying anything until tomorrow night's board meeting.

[Poff]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-12 TC1:10:27]
[GRAPHIC=Poff]


The government says Bookkeeper Rick Poff stole more than 600-thousand dollars from various charities.
HE says it's more like 270-thousand dollars, though Poff admitted today in federal court to taking money that didn't belong to him.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


"It got away from me," he told the judge. "I didn't keep up with it," he said, "frankly."
There's little chance Poff's victims will get much of the money back.
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[SOT 21:18:27]
[IN Q=It's an arrogance]

((TERRI FITZWATER-PALMORE/HABITAT FOR HUMANITY; IT'S AN ARROGANCE. FAMILIES WERE NOT GETTING SERVICES BECAUSE MONEY WAS TAKEN AWAY. AND HE'S LIVING COMFORTABLY. IT'S A SHOCK.))
[SUPER=01-Terri Fitzwater-Palmore/Habitat for Humanity]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=it's a shock.]
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[V/O NAT]
In addition to New River Valley Habitat, the list includes several Pulaski charities: the Free Clinic, the "Y." The Emergency Needs Task Force lost money.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:16]
[IN Q=About $3800...]

((JANET JOHNSON/PULASKI EMERGENCY NEEDS; ABOUT $3,800. WE DIDN'T LOSE A WHOLE LOT. BUT A DIME IS A DIME. WE PUT A LOT OF EFFORT INTO RAISING MONEY.))
[SUPER=01-Janet Johnson/Pulaski Emergency Needs]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=effort into raising money.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


Poff will be sentenced in July.

[Wythe-Drug]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-13 TC33:12]
[GRAPHIC=Wythe Drug Arrests]


Deputies say some of Wythe County's most notorious drug dealers are behind bars today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]


Early this morning officials swept the region, serving some 200 indictments and making over 50-arrests.
It's the biggest bust the area has seen in years.
Local law enforcement agencies say they have been working on building cases against these suspects for more than a year.
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[SOT-2:57:44]
[IN Q=THEY WENT FROM]

((KEITH BLANKENSHIP/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; THESE ARE STRONG CASES, THEY WENT AFTER PEOPLE WHO WERE REALLY MOVING A LOT OF DRUGS EVERYTHING FROM LSD TO OXYCONTIN TO CRACK COCAINE.))
[SUPER=01-Keith Blankenship/Commonwealth's Attorney;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=OXYCONTIN TO CRACK COCAINE]
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[VO-NAT]


A majority of the charges deal with distribution and possession.
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[Hollins-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-10 TC1:00:17]
[GRAPHIC=Hollins Univ.]


Hollins University has decided to drop charges against two of its students who protested in the nude yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Chris Chappel and Annliv Young were charged with indecent exposure, for appearing in public wearing only red paint.
Chappel and Young were two of about ten Hollins students who decided to bare their essentials to make a point during a campus demonstration.
The women say the stressful environment at Hollins interrupted their menstrual cycles. Hence the red paint.
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[DNA]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-17 TC21:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia's toughest in the nation 21 day rule is on its way to a piece of reform.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


After initial objections, Governor Jim Gilmore has signed a bill that would allow biological evidence, such as D-N-A, to be tested at any time after a violent felon's original trial.
Justice system reform advocates say the bill should allow courts to consider ANY evidence that could prove innocence.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:18:10]
[IN Q=We know that there are]

((KENT WILLIS/VIRGINIA ACLU: WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE SERVING TIME IN PRISON WHO ARE INNOCENT. DNA TESTING WILL HELP EXONERATE SOME OF THOSE PEOPLE. BUT IT'S ONLY GONNA BE ABOUT 15 PERCENT OF THEM. SO THIS BILL SIMPLY DOES NOT GO FAR ENOUGH.))
[SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Virginia ACLU;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=does not go far enough.]
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[VO-NAT]


Current state law limits the introduction of new evidence to just 21 days after the original trial-- to help prevent frivolous appeals.
The D-N-A bill will need final voter approval next fall.
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[D-Day-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#01-16 TC41:42]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]


Some changes are being made in the schedule for the biggest event in Bedford history.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave]


Steve Smallshaw joins us from the D-Day Memorial.
So what kind of changes are we talking about?
[Live=Steve Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Ssm1;]
[SUPER=05-Bedford;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue:be in place for the dedication.)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Richard Burrow/D-Day Memorial Director; :10]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Tony Sullivan/Bedford City Police; :48]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=a tremendous amount of effort.]
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[Live=Steve Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Bedford;]
( ad lib)
[Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave]



[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


More jobs are on the way to Southside.
Find out how many when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]

[***USE NAT SOUND***]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


It's been in the Whitmore family for four generations... a stone house set in a once- tranquil valley.
I-81 changed all that... one more example of the power of Eminent Domain.
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[Stone-Tavern]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-30 TC1:17:05]
[GRAPHIC=]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-shot]


When the Interstate highway first came to Western Virginia in the 1960's, it brought more tourists, commerce and convenience.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The beauty of the Appalachian mountains became more accessible. A nice thing for the passing motorist. NOT so great if you lived in the path of I-81.
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[NAT SOT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.]


When the interstate doesn't take the house, it becomes your front yard.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Tonight we take]
[SUPER=07-Joanna Whitmore; 36]
[SUPER=01-Terry Whitmore/Homeowner; 1:01]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=my children will see it, but I won't.]
(([NAT SOT FULL]


Tonight we take a look at the effects of eminent domain from the other side of the guard rail.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:19:30- -audio only]
[IN Q=and we have to]

((...AND WE HAVE TO LIVE WITH IT EVERYDAY, LAUGH.)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=with it everyday.]


Driving south on I-81, you can't help but notice an old tavern that faces the highway near Natural Bridge.
The Interstate spared Douthat's Tavern. Some might say it would have been better if the Interstate had taken this 200-year old stone house, rather than leave it limping on the shoulder.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:46:53]
[IN Q=I wish it hadn't come]

((I WISH IT HADN'T COME THROUGH HERE.)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=come through here.]


Joanna Whitmore married into the family just before the Interstate came through more than 30 years ago.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:44:10]
[IN Q=Before the highway]

((BEFORE THE HIGHWAY CAME THROUGH, WE WOULD SIT OUT HERE ON THIS PORCH AND HAVE DINNER, AND YOU COULD HEAR THE COWS PULLING UP GRASS. YOU COULD HEAR THEM EATING. AND IT WAS JUST VERY PEACEFUL.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=just very peaceful.]



[NAT SOT]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:14]
[IN Q=Noise, the noise]

((NOISE. THE NOISE IS THE BIGGEST PART FOR ME.)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=part for me.]


Even at the farthest point from the highway on this 400-acre farm, the road is never too far away to hear.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:15:15]
[IN Q=This is a ]

((THIS IS A GOOD DAY. ON A WET DAY, IT'S PROBABLY SEVEN TO EIGHT TIMES LOUDER THAN IT IS RIGHT NOW.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=is right now.]

Being so close to the highway- -clearly visible from the road- -some people can't resist dropping in unannounced.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a private home]

((IT'S A PRIVATE HOME. BUT, YES, ABSOLUTELY. PEOPLE STOP. IT LOOKS LIKE IT OUGHT TO BE ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES. NO, IT'S NOT. IT COULD BE. THAT'S THE LAST THING YOU WANT. BECAUSE THEN WE'D HAVE ALL THE VISITORS, AND IT'S OUR HOME. )) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=it's our home.]


The Whitmore's have taken advantage of a government grant... and planted 3-thousand seedlings to shield themselves from the Interstate.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:29:35]
[IN Q=I'll never see it]

((I'LL NEVER SEE IT IN MY LIFETIME. IT TAKES 50 YEARS. SO MY CHILDREN WILL SEE IT, BUT I WON'T.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=but I won't.]))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=Eminent Domain]


Tomorrow we'll meet another family on the losing end of eminent domain, now living under a power-line.

[Bassett]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-28 TC15:12]
[GRAPHIC=Bassett]


A local furniture company says its sales are headed for a major slump.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bassett/File Tape]


Bassett Furniture says it expects second quarter sales to decline between 15 and 18 percent.
The company says a soft business climate has forced it to concentrate on reducing inventory and slow production.
Bassett is encouraged however by the success of its new showroom in High Point, North Carolina.
Furniture sold there is expected to account for virtually half of the company's total sales.
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[Henry-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=New jobs]

40- new jobs are on the way to Henry County. Zenith Logistics is moving into a new distribution center in Ridgeway. The company provides a variety of services for Bassett Furniture.
[Stocks]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Profit-taking in the blue chip sector made for a mixed day on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/21.66/10876.68/x/52.36/2220.60;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW dropped 22 points.
NASDAQ gained 52.
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[VO]
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[SUPER=274-h/0.34/64.74/i/1.97/59.14/h/0.21/56.90/h/0.04/60.54/i/0.42/53.08;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[Wyndhurst]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC37:42]
[GRAPHIC=Noen]


"A city within the city".. that's how developers are describing a new 100- million dollar project now underway in Lynchburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


City and state officials cut the ribbon that officially opened Enterprise Drive through the new Wyndhurst development.
Wyndhurst will feature what's called a traditional neighborhood development of homes, shops and restaurants.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:26:45]
[IN Q=But I think]

((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: BUT I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE DEVELOPMENTS LIKE THIS AND OTHER DEVELOPMENTS THAT ARE TAKING PLACE THROUGHOUT THE CITY THAT ARE HOPEFULY GOING TO BRING PEOPLE BACK INTO THE AREA. I THINK THE PARTNERSHIP WITH CENTRAL HEALTH, WITH THE Y, THOSE KIND OF HEALTH-RELATED ENTITIES, I THINK IS GOING TO BE VERY MUCH A PLUS FOR THE CITY AND FOR DEVELOPMENTS LIKE THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Carl Hutcherson/Lynchburg Mayor]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=developments like this.]
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[VO-NAT]


Wyndhurst will also be home to The Summit, an assisted living center, and the new Jamerson Family Y-M-C-A scheduled to open next spring.
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[Sports tease]


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


Virginia loses Terry Holland as it's athletic director, baseball everywhere tonight as Heritage and Jefferson Forest battle for the Seminole District lead,
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[VO-NAT]

UVa's baseball program could face scholarship cut backs.
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[S-Holland]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-86]
[GRAPHIC=Terry Holland]


University of Virginia athletic director Terry Holland announced today that he will step down from that position June first because balancing fund raising and managing the hands on needs of the department became difficult for him.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/1995; :00]


It was six years ago that Holland walked through the doors at University Hall to become UVa's athletic Director.
In the last three years, the UVa athletics has had it's highest Sears Cup rankings and several teams have competed at the national championship level.
Holland will remain at UVa as a special assistant to president John Casteen. His duties will include planning for a facility to replace University Hall and marketing Uva sports.
Senior Associate A.D. Craig Littlepage will serve as interim director while Uva conducts a national search.
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[S-UVa]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-96 711TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH/UVA]


Despite Tech's victory over UVa last night, the Cavaliers won this year's series between the two rivals 2 games to 1.
[GRAPHIC=UVA]

But if things don't change in the coming months, that may never be the case again. Mike Stevens tells us why.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Last Night; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Womack/UVa Head Baseball Coach; :26]
[SUPER=@Mike1; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Eric Christensen/UVa Sophomore Infielder; 1:31]
[SUPER=01-Shooter Starr/UVa Sophomore Pitcher; 1:41]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Hartman/Virginia Tech Head Coach; 2:00]
[RUNS=2:18]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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(( Imagine UVa playing baseball in the ODAC against W & L and Bridgewater. It sounds ridiculous, but it could happen.

A Virginia task force has recommended that UVa downgrade six athletic programs, including baseball. That means no scholarships. And for many it also means no chance to compete. ((DENNIS WOMACK:)) In fact, a lot is already being said. A grass roots booster club with the purpose of saving UVa baseball has been organized. Already the group is faxing, mailing and spreading the word. ((MIKE STEVENS: The group letter condemning the cuts lists 10 reasons why baseball should not lose scholarships. Some are typical fan responses like Thomas Jefferson would want it to continue. But others are valid like the most talented high school players will bypass UVa to get scholarships elsewhere. And cutting baseball make little sense when the teams Grade Point average is among the highest of any UVa sport.)) ((ERIC CHRISTENSEN/UVA:)) ((SHOOTER STARR/UVA:)) The other schools in the ACC and the Hokies are hoping the same thing. ((CHUCK HARTMAN:)) ((DENNIS WOMACK:)) The UVa board of visitors next meets in June. Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))


[S-Forte]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-87]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


The All NBA defensive team has been announced and, surprisingly Roanoke native and Philadelphia 76er George Lynch was not on the team.
[graphic=UNC]


One of his fellow UNC brethren could be leaving for the NBA.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


Sophomore guard Joseph Forte, who shared ACC player of the year honors with Shane Battier, has yet to announce his intentions for next season. He has until May 13th to decide, the deadline.
One scout says he could be a lottery pick.
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[S-Forest]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-88]
[GRAPHIC=Baseball]


Heritage, Rustburg and Jefferson Forest are in a three way tie for the lead in the Seminole District. Tonight the Heritage and Forest meet at Heritage. The Cavaliers have beaten the Pioneers twice already.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="]
[SUPER=01-Jim Thacker/Jefferson Forest Baseball Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=.....good one"]
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[Young-Heroes]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


A dozen local students are being honored for being "young heroes".
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The kids, who were recognized at a special luncheon today, were nominated by family and friends for overcoming adversity and setting a positive example for their peers. A panel of community leaders narrowed the winners down to 12.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Along with being treated to a field trip to Virginia's Explore Park the group received a message from a woman who knows what it's like to successfully hurdle life's obstacles and raise two inspirational children.
(///// SOT at :25 /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think we teach them...]

((GERALDINE BARBER/RONDE AND TIKI BARBER'S MOTHER; I THINK WE TEACH THEM EVERYDAY WHETHER WE KNOW IT OR NOT JUST BY THE THINGS WE DO AND SAY. )) ((SAMANTHA SCHIVELY/"YOUNG HERO"; MY MOM HAS LUPUS SO I WAS JUST DOING STUFF FOR HER AND THEY TOLD ME I'D BEEN NOMINATED. I WAS LIKE, "OH REALLY?"))
[SUPER=01-Geraldine Barber/Ronde and Tiki Barber's Mother; :00]
[SUPER=01-Samantha Schively/"Young Hero"; :05]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=I was like "Oh really?"]
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[VONAT] The festivities will continue tonight with a banquet and awards ceremony. (---------------)