[Video-Open]

[ANCHOR=Teresa]

[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 6]
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[VO-NAT]

A local police department joins the growing list of organizations and people preparing to make the dedication of the D-Day Memorial an event to remember.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[D-Day-Badges]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-11 TC-1:02:22]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]


With the dedication of the D-Day Memorial in Bedford fast approaching, the city's police officers are keeping World War Two veterans close to their hearts.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


The department has ordered new badges that feature the memorial's now- familiar Overlord Arch.
The badges were designed by a Maryland company after a four- person committee submitted a number of photos and ideas.
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[SOT 13:51:00]
[IN Q=This is a]

((LT. TONY SULLIVAN/BEDFORD CITY POLICE: THIS IS A WAY THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY HONOR THE D-DAY VETERANS TOO. THIS IS A TREMENDOUS TRIBUTE, BECAUSE YOU KNOW WE WEAR OUR BADGES WITH PRIDE AND WE'RE ACTUALLY.. THAT'S OUR WAY TO THANK THE GUYS FOR D-DAY WHEN SOME OF THEM LOST THEIR LIVES ON JUNE 6TH.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Tony Sullivan/Bedford City Police]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=on June 6th.]
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[VO-NAT]


Sullivan expects the badges to be finished in time for officers to wear them during the dedication next month.
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[Chili-Cookoff]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-04 TC-1:58:02]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The weather was hot and so was the chili in downtown Roanoke. Today thousands came out to the 23-rd annual Chili Cookoff for some good food and lots of fun. Kate Weidaw checked out the cooks behind the chili.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This may]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Ed Waters/Headless Chili Cook;:11]
[SUPER=01-Brent Watts/Weekend Diner Host;:36]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:35]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke.]


((This may look like Halloween but it's just the chefs behind the headless chili.

[SOT 5:44]
[INQ=]

((ED WATERS: WE JUST DECIDED TO HAVE SOME FUN SO EVERY YEAR WE COME UP WITH A THEME AND WE JUST HOPE EVERYBODY ENJOYS IT.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 8]


[SHOT OF LADY RUNNING FROM THE GUY CARRYING THE HEAD] Luckily the crowd didn't find the chili as scary as the headless man.
[NAT SOUND OF DANCING]
[RUNS= 5]


Chili mixed with some shag dancing brought the crowd to this booth.

[SOT 14:43]
[INQ=]

((YOU NEED TO WORK THE BEANS OFF.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 2]


Brent Watts helped prepare WDBJ's secret hometown recipe.

[SOT 19:33]
[INQ=]

((BRENT WATTS: THEY PUT US RIGHT NEAR THE FIRE HYDRANT JUST IN CASE YOU KNOW, THEY ALWAYS DO THAT AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE WITH ME.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 6]


[NAT SOUND OF MOTORCYCLE]
[RUNS= 3]


The Harley Davidson group says its secret ingredient in the chili is motor oil but actually...

[SOT 7:48]
[INQ=]

((IT'S A HIDDEN SECRET THEY DON'T EVEN TELL US.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 2]


These bikers spent hours cutting up the veggies.

[SOT 8:47]
[INQ=]

((ONIONS, GREEN PEPPERS, AND JALAPENOS.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 3]


Speaking of jalopenos.
[NAT SOUND OF CONTEST STARTING]
[RUNS= 5]


Try eating a bucket of 19 jalapeno peppers in 5 minutes.
[NAT HIT OF FACES OF CONTESTANTS EATING]
[RUNS= 5]


With sweat running down his face Walker Patterson won the contest after eating 13 hot peppers.

[SOT 26:28]
[INQ=]

((WALKER PATTERSON: ABOUT THE FIFTH ONE I KNEW I WAS IN TROUBLE BUT MY COMPETITIVE SPIRIT TOOK ME THROUGH.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 4]


But it's the competitive spirit of these cooks
[NAT SOUND OF BRANDON OAKS COOKS]
[RUNS= 3]


and all the others that makes their special brew good enough for the annual Chili Cookoff. Kate Weidaw News7 Roanoke.))

[Greenvale-School]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC 40:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]

When the Greenvale School opened in 1934... it was one of the first childcare centers in Southwest Virginia. Today the Roanoke Valley school relies on the Chili Cookoff to raise funds. Jacey Birch has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Every year]
[SUPER=01-Sandra Carroll/Greenvale School Director; :10]
[super=@Jacey2; 25]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=Birch, News 7.]

(( Every year more than one-hundred-fifty students are placed on the waiting list at Greenvale School - where three HUNDRED students are enrolled.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:33]
[IN Q=Our intent]

((OUR FOCUS IS REALLY TO PROVIDE A VERY QUALITY, COMPREHENSIVE BASE OF PROGRAM SERVICES FOR YOUNG FAMILIES AND THEIR CHILDREN IN PREPARATION FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL. I THINK THE UNIQUENESS OF THE SCHOOL IS THAT IT IS ON A SLIDING FEE SCALE))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=sliding fee scale]


Another element that makes the school different -- it practices extremely EARLY intervention... accepting children as young as six WEEKS old.
The United Way- sponsored school is devoted to focusing on the developmental needs of young children who will make the transition to public school.
Greenvale began sponsoring the Chili Cookoff five years ago, in order to raise money for the children.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:20]
[IN Q=We're cooking]

((WE'RE COOKING CHILI AND SELLING IT BY THE BOWL THIS YEAR SO YOU CAN COME DOWN AND HAVE LUNCH, BUT ALL THOSE DOLLARS GO STRICTLY INTO OUR CHILDREN'S SCHOLARSHIP FUND.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=scholarship fund.]


Sandra Carroll says the scholarships make schooling more affordable for young, working families in financial need.

So far, the Chili Cookoff has raised sixty thousand scholarship dollars for Greenvale.
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[SOT 15:50]
[IN Q=They really]

((THEY REALLY ARE THE CITIZENS OF THE FUTURE AND WE ALL NEED TO WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE IT SUCCESSFUL.))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=it successful.]))
















[Great-Strides]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-18 TC-36:32:16]
[GRAPHIC=Great Strides]

Nearly 150- people took steps toward finding help for victims of cystic fibrosis.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

They came together in Roanoke County today for the Great Strides fundraiser. Volunteers raised nearly 27-thousand dollars for cystic fibrosis research. That's about 9-thousand dollars more than what the event raised last year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - TC-20:00:02]
[IN Q=It's important to understand]
[SUPER=01-Dan Kominsky/Volunteer Organizer;]

((DAN KOMINSKY/VOLUNTEER ORGANIZER; IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT CF IS A GENETIC DISEASE, AND A VERY DAMAGING ONE. IT GOES AFTER PEOPLE THAT ARE YOUNG. MY WIFE IS NOW 29, WHICH IS A PHENOMENAL AGE FOR A WOMAN WITH CF. ))
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=woman with c-f.]
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[VO-NAT]

This is the fifth year the event has been held in the Roanoke Valley. Organizers say they have already started planning for next year's walk.
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[Bunting-Book]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-16 TC-4:27]
[GRAPHIC=Bunting]

The head of Virginia Military Institute has joined the ranks of those weighing in on the college admission's process.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape;]

Josiah Buntings says there's plenty wrong with the process. He believes there's too much emphasis on S-A-T scores and too much parental pressure tot get kids into top colleges. Bunting's views can be found in his new novel, "All Loves Excelling".
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[Boucher]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-27 TC-3:26]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke College]

Roanoke College awarded 3-hundred-18 degrees to seniors today. But before crossing the stage-- graduates heard from a man who got his start in Hollywood with the "Simpsons". Today Joe (Boo-shay) Boucher is a producer with the animated series "King of the Hill". News 7's Richard Lesko caught up with him before his speech.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm sure you're feeling]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Friday; :14]
[SUPER=01-Joe Boucher/"King of the Hill" Producer; :25]
[SUPER=@Richard2; :58]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=RL N7, Salem]
(((//////SOT/////)
[SOT TC-12:03]
[IN Q=I'm sure you're feeling...]
[OUT Q= graduate... hung-over]

((JOE BOUCHER/PRODUCER - "KING OF THE HILL"; SO DESPITE WHAT YOU MAY BE FEELING RIGHT NOW, YOU ARE NOT GOING OUT INTO THE WORLD UNPREPARED. I'M SURE YOU'RE FEELING THE SAME WAY I DID WHEN I WAS ABOUT TO GRADUATE... HUNG-OVER.))
[RUNS= 10]

He doesn't look like your average commecement speaker. A 19-87 graduate of Roanoke College, Joe Boucher has made a name for himself, in animation. He was a business major in college, but a dream took him out west.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 15:21:01]
[IN Q= You know, all set to go...]
[OUT Q=make a movie.]

((BOUCHER; YOU KNOW ALL SET TO GO TO WALL STREET BEFORE I GOT THIS CRAZY IDEA TO GO TO HOLLYWOOD AND MAKE A MOVIE.))
[RUNS= 5]

A native New Yorker, he came to Salem on a leap of faith, never visiting the city or the school before he arrived. He says he drew on that experience in Hollywood.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT -15:19:27]
[IN Q=Being confidant, like I could...]
[OUT Q=from Roanoke College to Hollywood]

((JOE BOUCHER/PRODUCER - "KING OF THE HILL"; BEING CONFIDANT LIKE I COULD EXCEL IN A VARIETY OF AREAS CERTAINLY HELPED ME GOING TO HOLLYWOOD. COMING FROM LONG ISLAND TO ROANOKE COLLEGE WAS PROBABLY AS ALIEN AS GOING FROM ROANOKE COLLEGE TO HOLLYWOOD))
[RUNS= 14]

Saturday afternoon, he advised a fresh-faced group of graduates ready to make their own mark on the world. Boucher says he remembers his commencement, but in the rush of graduation, doesn't remember much of what was said.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 15:22:22]
[IN Q=I think it was Jeane...]
[OUT Q=my mother really loved her]

((BOUCHER; I THINK IT WAS JEANE KIRKPATRICK. REPORTER: DO YOU REMEMBER ANYTHING SHE SAID? BOUCHER: NO... BUT I REMEMBER MY MOTHER REALLY LOVED HER.))
[RUNS= 10]

Hopefully, Boucher has left more of an impression on the class of 2-thousand-one, than the former Ambassador to the Un

ited Nations left on him. RL, N7, Salem.))[Strawberry-Festival]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-21 TC-31:58]
[GRAPHIC=none]

As we mentioned earlier-- thousands turned out to sample a variety of chili in downtown Roanoke today. But if you were looking for something a little sweeter... a cool treat was right across the street at the Strawberry Festival .
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Dozens of volunteers prepared the sweet strawberries over shortcake, with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream to top it off. Many said it hit the spot on this hot day. While folks sat and ate their strawberry treats they could listen to live music. All of the tasty fun wrapped up at 5-30 in Roanoke.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Coming up, John Wayne Bobbitt is trying to get a momento from the incident which made him famous...
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[VO] and the Greenbrier is saying its lawsuit isn't about the money. The resort is suing an attorney after a gambling initiative is defeated. More on that in a minute, but first, let's check in with Jacey in the weathercenter.
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[Hager-Decision]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=01-25 TC-37:26]
[GRAPHIC=Hager]


Lieutenant Governor John Hager's fight to become the Republican candidate for governor could end on Monday... Or - it could turn into an all-out battle.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]

Either way - Hager says Virginians should know Monday. Hager's been speaking with supporters, advisers and party leaders about whether to continue the fight with Attorney General Mark Earley... or drop back and seek re-election. He says he'll likely announce his plans Monday.
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[Recruitment-Day]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-17 TC-24:37]
[GRAPHIC=none]

If you're looking for a job, Roanoke City is looking for you.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Today the city partnered with the N-double-A-C-P to recruit potential applicants. Right now, there are 50 part time and full time jobs available with the city, ranging from summer lifeguard to deputy sheriff.
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[SOT 2:50:27]
[IN Q=this is not]

((BRENDA HALE/PRES. ROANOKE NAACP: THIS IS NOT JUST FOR MINORITIES IT'S ABOUT FOR EVERY CITIZEN TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO COME IN HERE AND APPLY FOR A CITY POSITION.))
[SUPER=01-Brenda Hale/Roanoke NAACP President]
[RUNS=7]
[OUT Q=a city position.]
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[VO-NAT]

Those who came out to apply for a job today, used the online system.
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[SOT 2:52:00]
[INQ=]

((KEN CRONIN/DIR. HUMAN RESOURCES: YOU CAN APPLY ON LINE, YOU CAN DO THAT AT HOME AND YOU CAN SUBMIT ON LINE GET A CONFIRMATION NUMBER ON LINE AND IT'S ALL TAKEN CARE OF THAT WAY.))
[SUPER=01-Ken Cronin/Human Resources Director;]
[RUNS=8]
[OUTQ=care of that way]
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[VO-NAT]

If you're interested in a job, you can apply at home. All you need to do is go to roanoke-g-o-v-dot-com.
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[PM-Gainsboro]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-30 - TC-6:06]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A century of eminent domain issues have come to pass in northwest Roanoke.
As part of our month-long series about the government's right to seize private property....
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


News 7's Jennifer Miele will explain how members of the Roanoke Valley Cultural Exchange are working to heal some community wounds.
The group says historic Gainsboro has dwindled from six thousand homes to a little more than 60 because the area was considered to be "in the way of progress."
A community meeting on May 30 will bring community members of all races together to discuss the future of Gainsboro.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We like to think]

((ELLIS HOLMES/RVCE: WE LIKE TO THINK OF THIS MEETING AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME SYNERGISTIC TO THE APPROACH OF DEVELOPING A COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Ellis Holmes/Roanoke Valley Cultural Exchange]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=developing a community.]
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[VO-NAT]


In tomorrow's Virginia Newsreel, find out how Gainsboro became the center of the black community, and why its history is being chipped away.
That's tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning.
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[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Coming up in sports, Roy Stanley will have news and notes from the Big South softball championships...
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[VO-NAT]

and how is Michael Vick fitting into the Falcon's nest? Details from Atlanta are coming up. News 7 at 6 will return...
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[Greenbrier]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC-1:52]
[GRAPHIC=Greenbrier]

The Greenbrier Resort says its lawsuit against a Lewisburg lawyer isn't about money.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lewisburg/File Tape;]

The resort has reduced its lawsuit against attorney Barry Bruce from 36 million dollars to ONE dollar. The White Sulphur Springs hotel sued Bruce claiming his efforts to defeat the casino referendum brought ridicule and contempt to the hotel and its executives.
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[Bobbitt-Knife]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]

You might think John Wayne Bobbitt would want to keep as much distance as possible between himself and the knife that maimed him. But he wants it back. Bobbitt's wife, Lorena, used the 12-inch knife to sever his penis in 1993.
The knife's been in a Prince William County Courthouse for seven years. Now police there say Bobbitt plans to file court documents to get it back - because it could be a collector's item.

[Profile-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=Va. Profile #4 - TC-59:42]
[GRAPHIC=Va-Profile]


What if the Commonwealth of Virginia made a mistake that compromised your reputation?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Victor Mottley has taken a crusade to clear his name to the streets around the State Capitol.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I took 'em to court.]
[sot tape 11:26:00]

((VICTOR MOTTLEY/PROTESTER: I TOOK 'EM TO COURT. I SAID I DON'T WANT TO SUE YOU. ALL I WANT IS MY LEGAL FEES BACK. THAT'S IT! THEY SAID NO.))
[SUPER=01-Victor Mottley/Protester; ]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=That's it! They said no.]
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


In this week's Virginia Profile from Richmond... We'll have Victor Mottley's story.
That's tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning.




[S-AVS]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Salem Avalanche]


The Salem Avalanche and Wilmington Blue Rocks completed a game today that was interrupted by rain in the third inning last night.
Salem gets the win 7 to 6.
The Avalanche and Blue Rocks are on the field again this evening and Salem was leading the game 1 to nothing in the top of the fifth. We'll have the highlights tonight at 11.



[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-95 (8:45)]
[GRAPHIC=Yankees/Orioles]


The New York Yankees were at Camden Yard for an afternoon game with the New York Yankees.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/FX; :]


Yankee manager Joe Torre waiting for his team to put some runs on the board.
In the bottom of the third Chuck Knoblauch hits a grounder to left field scoring Alfonso Soriano to make the score 1 to nothing Yankees.
Still in the third, Derek Jeter hits a grounder through the hole into left field scoring Scott Brosiaus and New York went on top 2 to nothing.
[SUPER=35-N.Y. Yankees/5/Baltimore/2/;]


The Yankees would add another run in the inning Paul O'Neil hits a shot to right field scoring Knoblauch to make it 3 to nothing and the Yankees win it 5 to 2.
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[S-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Mets Logo]


New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza sat out his second straight game today with a sore right hand. Piazza was injured Wednesday night when his hand hit the tip of Jeff Bagwell's helmet while trying to throw out a runner in a 7 to 5 win over Houston.
X-rays were negative but Piazza says the hand is still sore and slightly swollen.








[S-Family]


[ANCHOR=ROY]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-90]
[GRAPHIC=Softball]


For the first time in Big South History, the conference softball tournament is being held at Moyer Sports Complex. Steve Mason says Salem's growing monopoly of college softball tournaments pleases the participating local talent.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kelli Julg/Coastal Carolina Short Stop; :22]
[SUPER=01-Jen Overstreet/Radford University Pitcher; :30(QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Byer/Radford University Pitcher; :36]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Jones/Liberty University Short top; :46(QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Kami Sutton/Radford University Coach; :57]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-John Shaner/Moyer Sports Complex Director; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=...news 7 sports"]
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[S-Michael]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-86 14732TC]
[GRAPHIC=FALCONS]


The Falcons and Michael Vick are getting to know each other this weekend at Atlanta's three day rookie mini-camp.
18 rookies are taking part in the workouts, but none is under more pressure to perform than Vick. But the former Hokie says so far he is NOT feeling the heat.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="No, I'm just...]
[SUPER=03-Flowery Branch, GA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/Falcons Rookie Quarterback; :06]
[SUPER=01-Dan Reeves/Falcons Head Coach; :24]
[RUNS=:40]
[OUT Q=...HE'S OUT HERE."]

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