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Coming up-
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[VO-NAT]


An emotional welcome home for a little girl kidnapped three days ago.
A huge turnout for First Fridays at Five .. but where does all the money go?
And Vick talks on his first day of practice as a Falcon.
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[Talent=Jean]


Let the sitcoms continue- Hollywood writers pen a deal tonight-
News 7 is next. [Open]
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[SUPER=@Jean1;]
[SUPER=@Robin1;]
[SUPER=@Mike1;]



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[SOT]
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((Leah! Leah! Leah!))
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[OUT Q=Leah! (third time)]
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[Vo-Nat]
An 11-year old kidnapped three days ago is back home tonight-
And her community comes together to give thanks.
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[SOT 21:09:41]
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((AND THANKS BE TO GOD.... CHEERS.))
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[OUT Q=cheers.]

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It is a parents worst nightmare- their little girl missing for three days.
Today Leah Henry is found alive- her alleged abductor is dead- after committing suicide.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX]


Tonight Leah returned to her hometown of Houston- to cheers... and tears,
People in the Texas community came together to celebrate the little girls return- and to tell her they never gave up.
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[SOT 21:08:58 ]
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((PRAYERS OFFERED... LIVES AND ENERGY INVESTED... AND HEARTS WARMED WHEN WE COULD REST IN THE THOUGHTS THAT SHE WOULD RETURN HOME... CHEERS.))
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[OUT Q=RETURN HOME.. APPLAUSE]
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[Kidnapping]


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[wipe wipe wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX]


Police say they caught up with the girl and her alleged abductor- after they stopped what had been reported as a suspicious car.
That's when 11 year old Leah Henry ran out-
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[SOT 14:01:25]
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((SHEILA THORNE/FBI: SHE EXITED THE VEHICLE AND RAN TOWARD THE SHERIFF'S DEPTUIES MR COX THEN COMMITTED SUICIDE BY PUTTING THE HANDGUN TO HIS HEAD.))
[SUPER=01-Sheila Thorne/FBI;]
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[OUT Q=TO HIS HEAD.]
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[VO-NAT]


Tonight Leah's parents are thankful their daughter's alive.
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((MY HEART IS SOARING.. THAT'S ALL I CAN SAY. IT'S INCREDIBLE.))
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[OUT Q=IT'S INCREDIBLE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Leah Henry's mom talked about her reunion with her daughter.
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[IN Q=14:04:30]

((LINDA HENRY/MOTHER: SHE DOESN'T SOUND LIKE HER CONFIDENT SELF, BUT SHE'S OK. SHE'S TALKING. SHE SOUNDS VERY TIRED. PERHAPS SCARED.))
[SUPER=01-Linda Henry/Mother;]
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[OUT Q=perhaps scared.]
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[VO-nat]
Leah was abducted three days ago- and found three and half hours from her home near Kerrville, Texas.
The alleged abductor- 49 year old Gary Dale Cox- was a registered sex offender convicted on five counts of indecency with a child. He was out on supervised probation but fled a year ago.
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[Writers-settle]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The show will go on- in Hollywood.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA]


The Writers Guild of America and Hollywood studios reached a tentative deal tonight on a new labor contract.
It put an end to a possible strike that could have crippled T-V and film production.
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[SOT 20:16:32]

((FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS HISTORY FOX WILL BE CONSIDERED A NETWORK UNDER THIS CONTRACT AND WILL PAY A HUNDRED PERCENT OF NETWORK RESIDUALS TWO YEARS FROM NOW.))
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[SUPER=01-Michael Mehern/Writers' Negotiator; ]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=two years from now.]
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[VO-NAT]


Under the deal, foreign T-V residuals will no longer be capped.
The proposal now goes to the rank and file for a vote.
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[Joe-Boucher]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=rle]
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Someone who knows a lot about Hollywood writers is in the Roanoke area this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Joe (boo-SHAY) Boucher, the producer of the animated series "King of the Hill" says it's a balance between money, and fair pay.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a lot of complicated...]
[SUPER=01-Joe Boucher/Producer "King of the Hill"]

((JOE BOUCHER/PRODUCER "KING OF THE HILL"; IT'S A LOT OF COMPLICATED ISSUES WHEN IT COMES TO INTELLECTUAL RIGHTS. I FEEL THEY'RE DUE. IT'S A TOUGH BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT, THE COMPANIES ARE TRYING TO MAKE MONEY, BUT THEY MAKE ALOT OF MONEY OFF THE CREATIVE OUTPUT OF THE WRITERS AND ACTORS.))
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[OUT Q=of writers and actors.]
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[VO-NAT]


Boucher, a 19-87 graduate of Roanoke College, will be the commencement speaker at the school tomorrow.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [05/04/2001] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][First-Fridays]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-22 22:37]
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If it's five o'clock on a Friday, many Roanokers head to First Fridays to kick off your weekend.
But do you know where your admission fee is going?
Kate Weidaw has the answer.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Fran Ferguson/Center in the Square;30]
[SUPER=01-John Pendarvis/Pres. Family Services;:49]
[SUPER=01-Everett Werness/Pres. Camp VA Jaycee;1:07]
[SUPER=01-Sharon Lynn/First Fridays Charity Manager;1:23]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:33]
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(([NAT SOUND OF BEER COMING OUT OF TAP]
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Grabbing a cold one on a hot Friday afternoon and spending time with friends is what First Fridays is all about. But before you make it here you have to pay your cover.
[NAT SOUND OF MONEY BOX CLOSING]
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Three bucks gets you in but it's also helping 21 organizations across the Roanoke Valley. Center in the Square is one organization that's being sponsored by First Fridays this year after its funding was cut by 6-hundred thousand dollars.

[SOT 28:28]
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((FRAN FERGUSON/CENTER IN THE SQUARE: IT'S A HUGE AMOUNT TO MAKE UP AND THIS IS A NICE SMALL DROP IN THE BUCKET, BUT IT'S A BIG BUCKET THAT NEEDS TO BE FILLED BACK UP.))
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The money will go towards developing a more educational and child friendly web site. Family Services of the Roanoke Valley plans to use the additional funding for families of domestic violence.

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((JOHN PENDARVIS/PRES. FAMILY SERVICES: THERE ARE A LOT OF NICHES OUR REGULAR FUNDING SERVICES DON'T ALLOW US TO DO SO FIRST FRIDAY'S PROVIDES SOME EXTRA FUNDS SO WE CAN MEET SOME NEEDS THAT CAN'T BE MET ANY OTHER WAY.))
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Camp Virginia Jaycee has been sponsored by First Friday's since it started 13 years ago. The funding is crucial for the camp.

[SOT 6:48]
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((EVERETT WERNESS/PRES. CAMP VIRGINIA JAYCEE: WE STARTED A DAY CAMP FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH MENTAL RETARDATION SO THE MONEY IS GOING TO BE USED TO SUPPLEMENT SOME PARENTS THAT CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY THE ENTIRE FEE.))
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This year 48 organizations applied for funding and only 21 are accepted.

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((SHARON LYNN: WE HAVE VERY STRONG FEELING ABOUT THE MONEY STAYING HERE IN THE AREA AND ALL THE MONEY IS STAYING IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY.))
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While choosing the organizations to sponsor isn't easy, drawing a big crowd to this event is. And last year, they helped First Fridays give each charity four thousand dollars.
Kate Weidaw News7 Roanoke.))

[Mascot-Protest]


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Students protest to save the Indian mascot at Blacksburg High School today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Hundreds skipped classes and spent about five-hours outside waving signs and chanting.
They're challenging the Montgomery County School Board's recent decision to eliminate the Indian.
For a year now it's been a controversial issue dividing the community.
Some say the mascot is offensive while others, like these students, believe it's the school's heritage.
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[SOT-16:39:16]
[IN Q=DO YOU SEE ALL]

((WILL KESLER/STUDENT PROTEST ORGANIZER; DO YOU SEE ALL THEM, LOOK HOW FIRED UP THEY ARE, IT REPRESENTS PRIDE HONOR AND THE FACT THAT EVERY SINGLE ONE OF OUR ATHLETES GOES OUT AND PLAYS AS HARD AS THEY CAN.))
[SUPER=01-Will Kesler/Student Protest Organizer;]
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[OUT Q=AS THEY CAN]
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[VO-NAT]


Students say they will protest at the next school board meeting and that they have a petition with over one-thousand signatures.
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[Student-Paper]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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In Danville, George Washington's high school magazine has the go-ahead to print.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]

The school board raised liability concerns when "The Chatterbox" was set to publish stories about inter-racial dating, teen pregnancy and S-T-D's, using people's real names. Those names will be left out.
Both the school board and student editors plan to include letters in the publication explaining their positions.
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[Bedford-Shooting]


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Four people in Bedford County are recovering from a rude early-morning awakening.
Sheruff's deputies say 32-year old Greg Lamont Langhorne was shot in the shoulder when three men wearing ski masks broke into his mobile home.
Three others in the home also were robbed at gunpoint.


[Cocaine-Bedford]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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In Bedford, police arrested more than a dozen suspected crack cocaine dealers early today, the result of a nine-month investigation.
They have warrants for a total of 27 suspects.

[Strawberry]


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A continuing cocaine addiction may lead Darryl Strawberry to prison.
The former Yankee made an emotional plea in court today, hoping to stay out of the slammer.
As Jennifer Jones reports, Strawberry's in court for violating his probation.
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[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL]
[SUPER=01-Darryl Strawberry/Former N.Y. Yankee]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jonathan LaPook/Strawberry's Physician; ]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/CBS News;]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Tampa.]

((It remains to be seen if an emotional plea from drug addict and cancer patient Darryl Strawberry was enough to keep the former New York Yankee slugger out of jail. Darryl Strawberry/Former N.Y.Yankee As his former teammates celebrated last year's World Series victory at the White House, Strawberry was led into a Tampa courtroom wearing handcuffs. Florida prosecutors argued that he deserves jail time for repeatedly violating probation for a 1999 conviction on drug and prostitution solicitation charges. Strawberry's long time physician disagrees Dr. Johnathon LaPook, Collumbia Medical Center "Where would he best be treated? As I spoke to all the experts and as I thought about it and I slept on it, I came to the thought that it would not be in the prison system." Strawberry disappeared from the treatment center in March and was missing for several days. When he resurfaced he told his probation office that a woman giving him a ride to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting began smoking crack and he could not resist. Strawberry's baseball career has been marred by a string of of drug arrests and other problems since the late 1980s. Three years ago he was diagnosed with colon cancer, further complicating an already troubled life. Jennifer Jones: Strawberry has been in a psychiatric ward at a Tampa hospital since April where he is given medication for that cancer, as well as depression and cocaine addiction. Jennifer Jones, CBS News, Tampa.))

[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Aerobatics come to the skies of Southside. The high-flying details are still ahead.
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[VO-NAT]


And pro basketball in Roanoke? OK, it's not the NBA, but it still could cost the city millions.
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[Sports-preview]


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[OUT Q=THE BIG 7"]
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with Michael Vick's first workout with the Falcons. We'll hear from Mike and coach Dan Reeves. Plus, the Roanoke Steam tries to take its frustrations out on Norfolk, the Avalanche gets suspended by mother nature, qualifying is an adventure at Richmond, and the Big South softball tournamen

t opens in Salem tonight on the Big 7.))[Rke-NBA]


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[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-29 01:48]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Council]


Roanoke officials want to bring pro basketball and more concerts to town, but it comes with a big price tag.
City council will get a look at the plan next week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/October, 1997;]


The pro-game would NOT be the N-B-A, which has played a couple of exhibition games in Roanoke, but it WOULD be a new minor league, the N-B-D-L.
The deal would bring 26 ball games and 28 entertainment events to the civic center.
The city would have to spend 3 million dollars on improvements to the building.
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[City-Library]


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Renovations are running longer than expected for the Main Branch of the Roanoke Public Libraries. The re-opening date will be pushed back another month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The library was scheduled to open right around this time, but now the date is early June. The reason: new shelves have not arrived. The delay may give some people a break. All late fines from the Main Branch will be waived this month, until the re-opening.
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[Averett-President]


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Averett College must look for a new president.
Dr. Frank Campbell plans to retire one year from now.
Campbell has been president of the Danville college for sixteen years.

[Air-Show]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-08 1:49:02]
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Danville's annual air show is ready to take flight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Organizers expect five thousand people to attend tomorrow's Air and Car show at the Danville Regional Airport.
It will feature 300 cars and trucks, 40 boats, 100 motorcycles, and wide array of aircrafts.
They include military planes as well as an aerobatic team.
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[SOT 16:55:34; 16:45:33;]
[IN Q=You can expect to see]

((JANE WICKER/PERFORMER: YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE ME PRETTY MUCH ON EVERY PART OF THE AIRPLANE. I WALK TO THE TOP, I WALK TO THE EDGE, I HANG FROM UNDERNEATH THE PLANE. I HANG UNDERNEATH THE AIRPLANE WHILE IT ROLLS INVERTED, ALL KINDS OF STUFF.)) ((KEN CALVERT/ORGANIZER: ITS JUST A GREATLY EXPANDED SHOW. MORE ACTIVITIES, JUST BIGGER AND BETTER THIS YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Jane Wicker/Performer; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ken Calvert/Organizer; :12]
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[OUT Q=and better this year]
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[VO-NAT]


Shows are at ten, noon, and two-
The cost is six dollars.
Children under six are free.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Want to start your own business? Still ahead, see how a pending layoff leads to a "sharp" line of work.
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[VO-NAT]


And want to buy a little space history? You might find the prices out of this world.
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[Man-Burned]


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[WRITER=mjo]
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Police are trying to figure out what killed an elderly Rocky Mount man found burned in his yard today.
93-year-old Hobert Guilliams (Gwilliams) was apparently burning brush when he caught fire.
His wife saw him trying to take his clothes off and called a relative.
By the time the relative got there, he was dead.
The medical examiner is doing an autopsy to determine if he died from heart failure, smoke inhalation or something else.

[Craig-Doctor]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-13 36:47]
[GRAPHIC=Craig Co. Health Care]


For the first time in more than a year-- Craig County will have a full-time doctor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-]


Doctor Donald Weibel who has been practicing part-time in Craig County since September say it's time to expand.
And he plans to hire Nurse Practitioner Karen Porterfield so that the office can stay open six days a week.
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[SOT45:01]
[IN Q=I've got a lot of time]

((DOCTOR DONALD WEIBEL/FAMILY PHYSICIAN: I'VE GOT A LOT OF TIME INVESTED AND I FEEL THIS IS SOMETHING I WANT TO DO.... I FEEL THIS IS REWARDING AT THIS TIME IN MY LIFE))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Donald Weibel/Family Physician]
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[OUT Q=in my life]
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[VO-NAT]

For his patients this is good news --because many of them do not want to travel to Roanoke or Blacksburg for health care.
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[SOT20:21]
[IN Q=I think that the people in this county]

((I THINK THAT THE PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTY WOULD APPRECIATE HAVING A FULL-TIME DOCTOR YES, BUT THE FACT WE HAVE DR. WEIBEL THREE DAYS HAS MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE))
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Clem/Craig Co. Resident;]
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[OUT Q=has made a big difference]
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[VO-NAT]


Weibel expects to open full time in about a month.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-09 1:25:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A local hardware store that's going out of business actually helped one of its former employees to cut a deal for himself.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Fred Hundley is now the owner and operator of "On Site" Mower Repair -- he brings HIS trailer to YOUR lawnmower.

Hundley started the business after he found out that his employer -- Brambleton Hardware -- was preparing to shut its doors.
While he says he misses the hardware store, he loves making his own schedule.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a lot more]

((FRED HUNDLEY/ON-SITE REPAIR SERVICE: IT'S A LOT MORE CONTROLLABLE ON MY PART FOR HOW MUCH I HAVE TO DO, AND PUT UP WITH, AS FAR AS EATING LUNCH, TAKING CARE OF MY KINDS, AND MAKING CALLS WHEN I HAVE TO.))
[SUPER=01-Fred Hundley/On-Site Repair Service]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=I have to.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hundley says his service is priced competitively -- so much so that you have to book with him two weeks in advance.
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[Lotto]
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[Weather] [05/04/2001] [WXPRO/FULL] Current Statistics Weather Almanac [MUSIC UNDER]
[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]
[COMMERCIAL]
[CK/WXPRO]WEATHER MAPS FORECASTS EXTENDED FORECAST

[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


We'll drop in on Michael Vick's first workout with the Falcons. Plus, Steam and Avalanche highlights are on the way. Racing news from Richmond is also coming Big South softball tourney notes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/MLB; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point, you Braves' fans remember Ryan Klesko. So do the fans in Cincinnati. This afternoon his two homers propelled the Padres to an 11-to-5 win over the Reds. Deion was 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter.
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[GO TO SCORES] [GO TO SCORES] [WIPE TO MOTION]
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[go to break]

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-93 1116tc]
[GRAPHIC=falcons]


The Michael Vick era began today just outside of Atlanta in Flowery Branch, Georgia where Michael got his first taste of the NFL and his first taste of Georgia bar-b-que. First the football -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Flowery Branch, GA; :00]

Michael arrived this morning talking on his cell phone along with the 18 other rookies who took part in this mini-camp. All were anxious to get the weekend underway.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=IT'S TIME FOR ME."]
[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/Falcons Rookie Quarterback; :00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=....supposed to learn."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] He emerged from the Falcons' lockeroom right behind fellow Hokie Dave Kadela who is trying to make the team as a free agent. Vick handled the initial workout pretty well, but he admits that learning the Atlanta playbook will be a bear.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=whoo - man...]

((DAN REEVES:))
[SUPER=01-Dan Reeves/Falcons Head Coach; :11]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=...his pace]
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[vo nat con't] Vick also will need to learn how to pace himself at the training table. This afternoon he had one to many plates of Georgia Bar-B-Que and he actually had to stop practicing for a few moments.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I THINK...]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=...that feels."]
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[S-Steam]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-87]
[GRAPHIC=ROANOKE STEAM]

The Roanoke Steam invaded the Roanoke Civic Center tonight as head coach Steven Jerry faced his old team the Norfolk Nighthawks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Norfolk vs. Roanoke; :00]

The Steam was hoping to make quick work of the Nighthawks who came in winless on the season tonight. Steam quarterback Roy Johnson will fade back in the pocket and then lob one over the defenders heads and pick up the TD pass in the right corner to Hampton. Roanoke cuts the Norfolk leads to 7 in the second half. But back comes Norfolk, Steven Fill fills it up with the pass to number Junior Baker who muscles his way through a crowd to score and increase the cushion.
[super=34-Norfolk/39/Roanoke/29;]

Johnson would attempt to lead the comeback as he goes deep in the right corner and he connects for another score Roanoke loses by 10. Both teams are now 1-and-4 on the season.
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[S-Avs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Game two of the Avalanche-Blue Rocks series was interrupted by a wet light show tonight.
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The kids were definitely in attendance tonight including these small fires! The Blue Rocks Eric Nelson nails this pitch driving it into left field just out of the Av's reach. Mike Tonis scores.
The Rocks lead by 2 after an inning and a half. In the bottom of the frame the Avalanche's Dan Phillips lines one to right. Garrett Atkins will score and cut the lead in half. It's 2-to-1. The Avs would score again and again as Seth Taylor pops one over the pitcher's head and brings in Phillips to make it a 3-to-2 game in favor of Salem.
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But the rain and lightning forced the game to be suspended with Salem up 4-to-2 in the third. They'll pick it up tomorrow at 1:05 and play a doubleheader.
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[S-Qualify]


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Mark Martin won the pole in qualifying tomorrow night's Pontiac Excitement 400 in Richmond.
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But a slick track caused all kinds of problems for a number of teams including John Andretti, Hernie Sadler, Rick Mast and this guy Jerry Nadeau. Nadeau trashed his primary car in practice and then almost ruined this one in qualifying. Here's the grid.
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[MOTION]
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[SUPER=0107-1. Mark Martin/124.613/2. Rusty Wallace//3. Ricky Rudd//4. Steve Park//5. Jimmy Spencer//;]
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[SUPER=0107-6. Jeff Gordon//7. Tony Stewart//8. Bill Elliott//9. Bobby Labonte//10. Ward Burton//;]
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[SUPER=0107-11. Johnny Benson//12. Michael Waltrip//13. Rick Craven//14. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//15. Sterling Marlin//;]
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[SUPER=0107-16. Kyle Petty//17. Jeff Burton//18. Brett Bodine//19. Matt Kenseth//20. Dale Jarrett//;]
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[SUPER=0107-21. Ken Schrader//22. Rick Mast//23. Robert Pressley//24. Mike Skinner//25. Kenny Wallace//;]
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[SUPER=0107-26. Bobby Hamilton//27. Kevin Lepage//28. Jason Leffler//29. Jerry Nadeau//30. Terry Labonte//;]
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[SUPER=0107-31. Kurt Busch//32. Kevin Harvick//33. Mike Wallace//34. Andy Houston//35. Jeremy Mayfield//;]
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[SUPER=0107-36. Elliott Sadler//37. Joe Nemechek//38. Dave Blaney//39. John Andretti//40. Stacy Compton//;]
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[SUPER=0107-41. Ron Hornaday//42. Casey Atwood//43. Todd Bodine//;]
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[OUT Q=....last score."]
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[S-Busch]


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Spencer qualified for the Cup event and then swithced unifirms and went out tonight and won the Busch Grand National event,
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/FX; :00]

the Hardee's 250. "Mr. Excitement" led four time for a total of 1992 of the possible 250 circuits. It's Spencer's ninth career Busch Series win and his first at Richmond. Tony Raines was second and Mike Skinner third. Tomorrow night Spencer will try to win again in the Cup event.
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[S-South]


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The Big South softball tournament has taken over the Moyer Sports complex this weekend.
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Six teams are competing in the double elimination tournament, including, Radford, the three seed, and fourth seeded Liberty. Coastal Carolina is the top seed. Action resumes tomorrow at one PM and the championship is Sunday, also at one. The tournament is spending it's first season at Moyer.
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[IN Q="]

(())
[SUPER=01-Kami Sutton/Radford Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kelli Julg/Glenvar Star Now with Coastal Carolina; :11]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=.....and that's to win" (DOUBLE OUT!!!!)"]
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[S-Fishing]


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Smith Mountain Lake's oldest and largest fishing tournament is underway this weekend.
The Cave Spring Optimist Club sponsors it.
And this afternoon Roy Stanley and photogrpaher Steve Claris enjoyed it.
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[IN Q="Smith Mountain...]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :]
[SUPER=01-Ike Harris/Tournament Director; :10]
[SUPER=01-Dick Peery/Veteran Fisherman; 1:11]
[SUPER=@Roy1; 1:20]
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[OUT Q=...news 7 sports."]

((Smith Mountain Lake was 2 years old when the Cave Spring Optimist club held the first tournament.
That was 33 years ago.)) ((IKE HARRIS/TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR:)) ((The first lines were cast in the lake at 7:30. 625 Fisherman competing for over 13-thousand dollars in prize money.


The club expects to make around 10-thousand dollars and that money will go toward projects in the Roanoke Valley.)) ((HARRIS:)) ((The fishermen began rolling into Foxport Marina at around 10-thirty.
Their catches were weighed and measured and if they fit the qualifications they were posted on the board.
Crappie was the popular catch of the day but not all of them were big enough to challenge for the prize money.))

((DICK PEERY/VETERAN FISHERMAN:)) ((ROY STANLEY:))
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[Space-Auction]


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It's an auction that's out of this world-
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY]

or at least many of the items used to be...
It is the second ever Space Exploration sale- at Christies in New York.
Some items up for bids-
The original account of man'so first flight in space- from 1961-
Estimated price: at least 250 thousand dollars.
James Irwan's space suit emblems from the Apollo 15 Lunar Mission covered with lunar dust- also expected to catch at least 250 grand.
A map used to navigate on the moon is expected to go for somewhere near 100 thousand.
And a Gemini space suit is expected to catch about 40 grand.
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