[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shan]

Some school students stage a walk out to protest the dismissal of their mascot.
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[V/O-NAT]
Coming up on NEWS 7: they'll tell us why they're taking to the warpath to remain Indians.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]


And George Allen weighs in on the car- tax debate, declaring it doesn't make sense to go into debt to finance tax cuts.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Tonight on the Big 7 - Martin wins the pole in Richmond. We'll check in on the area's oldest fishing tournament. Former Hokie Johnny Oates quits the Rangers.
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[VO-NAT]

And former Techster Michael Vick arrives in Atlanta for rookie mini-camp.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Noisy thunder for some including Galax while the rest of us stay hot and dry. But big changes in the 7 day planner.
Details coming up. [Open]
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[SUPER=@Keith1;]
[SUPER=@Shannon1;]
[SUPER=@Mike1;]
[SUPER=@Robin1;]
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[TAPE#=Video Open]
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[SOT-16:45:08]
[IN Q=WERE OUT HERE]

((WERE OUT HERE AND WE WANT THE INDIANS, WE WANT TO PLAY AS THE INDIANS.))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=AS THE INDIANS]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


High school students trade in their books for protest signs.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


It's a last ditch effort to save their Indian mascot.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.[Mascot-Protest]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-18 33:32]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


It's an active lesson in First Amendment rights at Blacksburg High School.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


But it's not clear whether it will lead to any disciplinary action.
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=Blacksburg HS Mascot]


Hundreds of students marched out of classes this morning.
They say they're challenging the County's School Board decision to eliminate the Indian mascot.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Rachel/Microwave]


New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon was there. She's in our Blacksburg newsroom tonight.
[LIVE=Rachel full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]


Keith, organizers of today's event were pleasantly surprised by the turnout.
It started with about 1-hundred students but that number practically doubled with time.
Some people may say students are just looking for an excuse to get outside on a gorgeous day, but many of these students would tell you the mascot is an issue they feel passionately about.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats "screaming, chanting"]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Heidi Jones/Student Protester; :09]
[SUPER=01-Will Kesler/Student Protest Organizer; :31]
[SUPER=01-Anna Dalton/Member of Indian Coalition; 1:10]
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[OUT Q=concerned about also]

(( ((Nats screaming)) Students say the noise won't stop until they get their mascot back
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[SOT-16:44:53]
[IN Q=CHANGE IT BACK]

((HEIDI JONES/STUDENT PROTESTER; CHANGE IT BACK TO THE INDIANS YOU KNOW MAJORITY RULES THAT'S WHAT WERE TALKING ABOUT YOU KNOW WE NEED OUR VOICES HEARD.))
[OUT Q=VOICE HEARD]

Hundreds used their voices for about five-hours today, an effort they say is to raise support for what may be a last ditch effort to save a piece of their school's history
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[SOT-16:38:14]
[IN Q=WERE TRYING]

((WILL KESLER/STUDENT PROTEST ORGANIZER; WERE TRYING TO GET AS MUCH SUPPORT AS WE CAN SO THAT WE CAN GET OUT EVERYONE BEHIND US TO GET TO THE SCHOOL BOARD TO GET THEM TO CHANGE THE MASCOT))
[OUT Q=CHANGE THE MASCOT]

Nats - cars beeping Many passing by are on their side and organizers say there's more where that came from as seen in a petition with some 1-thousand signatures. Students promise more rally's are to come, including at the school board's next meeting. Nats - ana and me talking Anna Dalton, one of the more vocal opponents of the Indian, says she understands the kids need to express themselves but she believes the school board made the right decision in changing the mascot policy.
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[SOT-17:16:06]
[IN Q=Their hurt]

((ANNA DALTON/MEMBER OF INDIAN COALITION; THEIR HURT IS REAL MEMBERS OF THE COALITION RECOGNIZE THAT AND CAN APPRECIATE THAT BUT THAT THERE IS A RACE HERE TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT ALSO.)) ))
[OUT Q=about also]
[LIVE=Rachel full/Microwave;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]


No word yet on if students will be disciplined for missing classes today, but the Superintendent of schools says he would like to dispute some student statements that doors to the building were locked.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Rachel/Microwave;]


Keith, he says that's simply not the case.

[Taxi-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-28 01:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A grand jury will hear the case of two men suspected of attacking their taxi driver.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Phillip Alex Foreman and his alleged accomplice, Shawn Conace Vaughn, were in court for a preliminary hearing in the case this morning. The two men are accused of shooting cab driver John Powers in the back and stealing his money April first. In part of his testimony Powers told the court how the injury changed his life.
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[SOT 10 17 44-10 18 00]
[IN Q=I'm paralyzed from the waist down.]
[SUPER=01-John Powers/Shooting Victim;]

((JOHN POWERS/SHOOTING VICTIM: I'M PARALYZED FROM THE WAIST DOWN, FROM MY SEXUAL ORGANS, BOWELS AND URINARY TRACT. I'M NOT ABLE TO USE TH EBATHROOOM ON MY OWN, THERE ARE CERTAIN METHODS I HAVE TO USE AND I'M NOT ABLE TO WALK.))
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=not able to walk.]
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[VO-NAT]

The judge certified the case to trial. In the meantime, Foreman agreed to be extradicted to Georgia. Police there say he is suspected of killing a young man by shooting him in the back.
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[Bedford-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Bedford Co. Shooting]


An early morning shooting in Bedford County left one man hospitalized in stable condition.
Deputies say 32- year- old Greg Lamont Langhorne was shot in the shoulder when three men wearing ski masks broke into his mobile home around 2:15.
Three others in the home also were robbed at gunpoint.
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Cocaine 4095]


In Bedford City, police arrested more than a dozen suspected cocaine dealers early today. They have warrants for a total of 27 suspects.

[Student-Paper]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-04 1:59:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Danville's G-W school magazine is finally going to print.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


A controversy arose about a month ago when the ChatterBox set out to publish articles dealing with sexually- transmitted diseases and inter- racial dating.
Liability concerns led the school board to asked that real names not be used.
The articles will be printed with a letter from the school board explaining its decision.
In turn, student editors plan to print their own disclaimer, saying they disagree with any attempt to censor the Chatterbox.
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[Averett-President]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-17 23:56]
[GRAPHIC=Averett College]


Also from Danville, the president of Averett College is stepping down.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape]


Dr. Frank Campbell plans to retire as president at the end of the school year in 2002.
Campbell has been president of Averett College sixteen years.
A search committee will be appointed in the next several weeks to select Campbell's successor.
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[XGR-GOP]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-16 44:06]
[GRAPHIC=Va Legislature Special Session]


The finger-pointing among Republicans in Richmond is starting to put some eyes out.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Even the last Republican to serve as governor is questioning Jim Gilmore and the House G-O-P leadership's ability to govern.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Don't use some accounting gimmicks]
[sot tape 12:14:12]

((SEN. GEORGE ALLEN/R-VIRGINIA: DON'T USE SOME ACCOUNTING GIMMICKS... VRS... AND I DON'T THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO GO INTO DEBT TO FINANCE TAX CUTS.))
[SUPER=@Allen; ]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=debt to finance tax cuts.]
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[VO-NAT]


Allen says Gilmore and the Republican lawmakers need to start thinking about how they're being perceived by voters.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Night]


In the Senate, the bipartisan perception is that it's turning into the TV show "Survivor."
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[SOT]
[IN Q=And we're willing to eat]
[sot tape dub 13:41:33]

((SEN. LESLIE BYRNE/R-FALLS CHURCH: AND WE'RE WILLING TO EAT RATS AND TOADS AROUND HERE, WE'VE DONE IT BEFORE.))05
[sot tape 13;42:59 ]

((SEN. LESLIE BYRNE/R-FALLS CHURCH: SO IF WE CAN'T ACCOMPLISH THE PEOPLE'S BUSINESS, AND WE KNOW THAT THE END GAME IS NOT GOING TO BE ANY DIFFERENT THAN IT IS TONIGHT, MAYBE WE SHOULD VOTE OURSELVES OFF THIS ISLAND ))13
[sot tape 13:49:11]

((POTTS: LET'S GET OUT OF HERE. BECAUSE I'VE GOT TO EARN A LIVING, AND YOU'VE GOT TO EARN A LIVING. AND I'VE HAD ENOUGH! THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT. Whooo!))09
[SUPER=01-Sen. Leslie Byrne/(D) Falls Church; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Russ Potts/(R) Winchester; :19]
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[OUT Q=Thank you, Mr. President. WOOOOO!]
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[VO-NAT]


Today, the House passed a series of appropriations bills that the Senate is unlikely to embrace on Monday.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


It was their dream home .. now it's the house of a life in limbo.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Still ahead, a proposed power line puts a family's life on hold. Plus,
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Coming up on News 7,]

((COMING UP ON NEWS 7, MEET THE LAWNMOWER MAN - DISPLACED BY A LOCAL HARDWARE STORE THAT IS GOING OUT OF BUSINESS. WE'LL TELL YOU HOW HE CUT HIS LOSSES.))
[SUPER=@Jennifer1;]
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[OUT Q=tell you how he cut his losses.]
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[First-Wx]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=NONE]WEATHER CENTER

[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST WATER LEVELS
[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess] [COMMERCIAL][Domain-Family]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-21 30:02]

[**NOTE ANCHOR TAG**]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


At the moment- -utility technology dictates a simple fact: we can't have power without power lines.
[Anchor=Shannon 2-Shot]


A-E-P says it needs another one to meet our region's future power needs.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=Eminent Domain]


But that leaves some families living in limbo.
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[TAKE FS MAP 4835]
They live along the preferred corridor for a new power line through three southwest Virginia Counties .. and must wait to learn, if their home will be taken through Eminent Domain.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


As Marya Jones reports from Wythe County, that wait leaves at least one family with few choices, for now.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Debbie and Dane]
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[SUPER=01-Debbie Little; :16]
[SUPER=01-Todd Burns/AEP Spokesman; 1:21]
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[OUT Q=MJN7, Wythe County.]


(( Debbie and Dane Little moved from Los Angeles to their "dream home" on the New River four years ago, seeking a peaceful place to raise their children.
Two years later, they found out at a community meeting that their home was in the preferred path of a 765-kilovolt powerline.
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[SOT 35:03 - :12]

(( IT'S A MAJOR DISRUPTION TO OUR LIFE AND OUR PEACE. WE CAME HERE TO HAVE PEACE AND LISTEN TO NATURE, NOT TO LISTEN TO A HUMONGOUS POWER LINE.))
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[NATS: POWERLINE] ((NATS: POWERLINE))
[RUNS= :02]


The Littles are one of 17 families in the power line's path.
A-E-P says a new line running from West Virginia to the Jackson's Ferry substation is needed to meet increased demand.
Last fall, a State Corporation Commission judge agreed, saying the route through the Littles' property was the shortest and best.
The family is still waiting for a final decision.
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[SOT 35:27 - :35]

(( IT COULD MEAN BANKRUPTCY FOR US. WE'RE NOT IN A SITUATION WHERE WE CAN ABANDON OUR HOUSE AND BUY A NEW ONE....)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 35:45 - :55]

((LET'S SAY WE WANTED TO SELL OUR HOME, WE CAN'T. JUST BY THEM PROPOSING TO PUT A POWERLINE MAY COME HERE, MAKES OUR HOME WORTHLESS, BECAUSE WHO WOULD WANT IT?))
[RUNS= :17]


By law, A-E-P can choose to condemn the Littles' house and pay them for it OR pay them for the PORTION of land the powerline crosses.
A-E-P says it would place any line at least 300 feet away.
Debbie Little says she won't live next to it.
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[SOT 34:36 - :40]

(( WHY TAKE A CHANCE WITH YOUR CHILDREN? THEY'RE YOUR LIFE.))
[RUNS= :04]
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[SOT AEP1 TAPE]

((TODD BURNS/AEP SPOKESMAN: WE USE EMINENT DOMAIN IN LESS THAN 3 PERCENT OF CASES WHERE WE ACQUIRE PROPERTY FOR POWER RIGHTS OF WAY. IN THE OTHER 97 PERCENT, WE JUST SIMPLY NEGOTIATE AND COME TO AN AGREEABLE PRICE WITH OWNERS.))
[RUNS= :12]


The Littles are hoping that THAT's what happens.
In the meantime, they say, their "dream home" feels more like a prison. MJN7, Wythe County.))
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=Eminent Domain]


Our series of Eminent Domain reports continues on News 7 Sunday Morning, when "Virginia Newsreel" re-lives the demolition of Roanoke's Gainsboro neighborhood. It once had six thousand homes .. now there are about 60.

[Air-Show]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-08 1:48:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Many eyes in Danville will be turned toward the sky this weekend.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=(Plane roars)]
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[OUT Q=]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


The fifth annual Air and Car show takes place tomorrow at the Danville Regional Airport.
It will feature 300 cars and trucks, 100 motorcycles, and a wide array of aircraft.
There will also be an aerobatic team performing in the air.
Shows are at ten, noon, and two o'clock.
The cost is six dollars.
Children under six are free.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Stocks wrapped up the week with a powerful rally.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Blue chips rebounded from a sharp decline early in the session... [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/154.59/10951.24/x/45.33/2191.53;]

to drive the Dow UP 1-hundred-fifty-five points. NASDAQ gained 45.
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[SUPER=273-h/0.29/25.30/h/0.43/19.44/i/0.04/13.15/h/1.40/53.00/i/0.61/13.53;]
[SUPER=274-h/0.69/65.48/h/0.86/58.95//Unchg/55.80/h/0.35/60.70/i/0.08/53.02;]



[SUPER=#555; Reset]

[Hundley]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-09 1:23:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


As Brambleton Hardware prepares to close its doors, one of its displaced workers is opening new ones.
[ANCHOR=Keith FULL]


He's started a novel kind of lawnmower repair service that is truly on the cutting edge.
Here's News 7's Business Reporter Jennifer Miele with the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Fred Hundley spent]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;:00]
[SUPER=01-Fred Hundley/On-Site Mower Service;:30]
[SUPER=@jennifer2;:59]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=JM News 7, Roanoke.]


(( Fred Hundley spent the better part of a decade repairing lawnmowers at Brambleton Hardware.
And it was during that time Hundley and a friend thought about putting a repair shop on wheels.
When Hundley found out he was headed for unemployment -- his gears started turning.
[SOT]

[tc:12:00:34] ((THE BEAUTY OF IT IS, ONCE I KNOW WHERE THE MOWER IS, AND WHAT THE PROBLEM IS, IT'S IN MY HANDS.)) [RUNS04]
Today, Fred Hundley's "On-Site" repair business is literally on the cutting edge.
There isn't much he can't fix in his shop.
[SOT]

[TC:12:05:51] ((FRED HUNDLEY: I THINK YOU GET MORE SERVICE OUT OF THIS BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE TO HASSLE WITH IT. YOU DON'T HAVE TO SPEND YOUR SATURDAY WAITING IN LINE FOR YOUR MOWER, PAY, AND WASTE YOUR TIME.)) [RUNS10]
Hundley says there's never a dull moment.... in fact, he's booked two weeks in advance.
[SOT]

[TC:12:05:19] ((FRED HUNDLEY: WHEN YOU'RE IN A NEIGHBORHOOD AND YOU'RE SHARPENING AND YOU HAVE THE DOOR OPEN, AND THEIR NEIGHBOR WALKS BY, THEY'LL ASK, WILL YOU SHARPEN MINE TOO? YOU END UP SPENDING MORE TIME ON A CALL THAT YOU REALLY ANTICIPATE.)) [RUNS13]
Hundley says he'll miss his job at Brambleton Hardware, and he'll struggle a little to get those hard-to-find parts that only B-H had.
And while there's no immediate plans to expand "On-Site" Repair, he says he's gearing up for a very profitable summer.

Jennifer Miele, News 7. ))[Rke-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-29 01:48]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Logo]


Roanoke officials want to bring pro basketball and more concerts to town.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/October, 1997;]


This wouldn't be the N-B-A, which has played a couple of exhibition games in Roanoke, but its 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.
City council will get a look at the plan next week.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Mike Vick arrives in Atlanta for mini-camp. Another Hokies hangs it up. We'll check qualifying from Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]

And Roy Stanley gets hooked on the area's largest and oldest fishing tournament.
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[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-82 15742tc]
[GRAPHIC=falcons]


We begin tonight just outside of Atlanta of in Flowery Branch, Georgia where Michael Vick hooked up with the Falcons for his first weekend mini-camp.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Flowery Branch, GA; :00]

The top pick in the recent draft arrived in town today for what coach Dan Reeves calls his introductory course in NFL football. Vick is joined by 18 other Falcons' rookies in camp this weekend.
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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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[S-Oates]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-94 10108TC]
[GRAPHIC=VT]


Another former Hokie isn't having such a great day. Johnny Oates, a former Tech baseball star and member of the Salem-Roanoke Valley baseball hall of fame resigned today as manager of the struggling Texas Rangers after six years at the helm.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think...]

((JOHNNY OATES:))
[SUPER=01-Johnny Oates/Quits as Rangers Manager; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=...NEW PLAYERS."]





[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=MST]
[TAPE#=NONE]
[GRAPHIC=RIR]


Mark Martin won the pole in qualifying this afternoon for tomrorow night's Pontiac Excitement 400 in Richmond. Here's a look at the starting grid.
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[MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5016;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Mark Martin/124.613/2. Rusty Wallace//3. Ricky Rudd//4. Steve Park//5. Jimmy Spencer//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Jeff Gordon//7. Tony Stewart//8. Bill Elliott//9. Bobby Labonte//10. Ward Burton//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Johnny Benson//12. Michael Waltrip//13. Rick Craven//14. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//15. Sterling Marlin//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Kyle Petty//17. Jeff Burton//18. Brett Bodine//19. Matt Kenseth//20. Dale Jarrett//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Ken Schrader//22. Rick Mast//23. Robert Pressley//24. Mike Skinner//25. Kenny Wallace//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-26. Bobby Hamilton//27. Kevin Lepage//28. Jason Leffler//29. Jerry Nadeau//30. Terry Labonte//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Kurt Busch//32. Kevin Harvick//33. Mike Wallace//34. Andy Houston//35. Jeremy Mayfield//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Elliott Sadler//37. Joe Nemechek//38. Dave Blaney//39. John Andretti//40. Stacy Compton//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Ron Hornaday//42. Casey Atwood//43. Todd Bodine//;]
[RUNS=:55]
[OUT Q=....last score."]
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=hold logo]


Hermie Sadler in the Virginia Lottery sponsored car we told you about last night failed to qualify.[S-Fishing]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-96 (9:43)]
[GRAPHIC=Fishing Logo]


It's the oldest and largest fishing tournament on Smith Mountain Lake.
And the Cave Spring Optmist Club has sponsored the event from the beginning.
Roy Stanley has more on this weekend's angling event.
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[SOT]
[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]
[RUNS=1:27]
[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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[S-South]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-95]
[GRAPHIC=Softball]

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


Six teams are competing in the double elimination tournament. Radford, the three seed, is taking on Elon and fourth seeded Liberty is battling Winthrop right now. At seven, top seed Coastal Carolina and Charleston Southern play the winners of those games. Action resumes tomorrow at one PM and the championship is Sunday, also at one, more on the Big South at 11.
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There was a crowd gathered at the basketball court at Lakewood Park today. It was to honor pastor Larry Eenigenburg (een-IGen-burg) who died while playing hoops two years ago.
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Today, the city and his congregation placed a plaque in front of the court and dedicated it to him. Pastor Eenigenburg (een-IGen-burg) was 49 when he passed away.
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A lot of people see "First Friday's" in downtown Roanoke as nothing more than a great place to go after work and kick off the weekend.
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But do you know where your three dollar admission charge is going?
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Kate Weidaw is live at First Fridays tonight to tell us.
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The money you hand to get into this party is actually helping dozens of organizations across the Valley every year.
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Center in the Square is one of the organizations. And with its state funding being cut by 6-hundred thousand dollars, every penny is helping make up the difference.
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Funding from First Friday's is also going toward Family Services of Roanoke and Camp Virginia Jaycees tonight.
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On News 7 at 11 hear how some of these organizations use the proceeds .. and why the funding is so important.




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