[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

A criminal case in Western Virginia where the F-B-I failed to hand over documents. Are there parallels with Timot
hy McVeigh?
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Flames from a warehouse fire not only scorched a building, but made for a potentially explosive situation. We'll show you how firefighters averted a worse disaster.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Tonight on News 7 sports a softball coach in Salem got a win this afternoon and she will have a baby by night's end. The NBDL talks about competing the Express head-to-head.
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[VO-NAT]

And a youngster from North Carolina carves up the Roanoke County Clue shooting a 63 at the Scott Robertson today.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Pop up thunderstorms headline the weather story tonight with more on the way Saturday. Details next.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[NEWSCAST=6]
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[SOT 13:31:52]
[IN Q=I was coming]

((I WAS COMING TO THE FIRE STATION TO MEET SOME PRESCHOOLERS AND I HEADED DOWN HERE AND I COULD SEE THE FLAMES FROM MAIN STREET.))
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=from Main Street.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Altavista wakes up to a four-alarm fire that destroyed a downtown warehouse.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The building's a total loss but authorities are counting their blessings.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.

[Altavista-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-28 TC14:36]


It could have been much worse.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


That's the feeling of everyone involved in the battle against a warehouse fire in downtown Altavista.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 1-Shot]
[SS=Fire]


The building is a total loss, and now a local non- profit business must decide how to replace it.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Lee Neal]
[SUPER=03-Altavista; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lee Neal/Altavista Fire Chief; :28]
[SUPER=01-John Larkin/Campbell Co. Public Safety Director; :52]
[SUPER=01-Frances Shoemaker/Sheltered Workshop Director; :59]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=News7, Altavista.]

(( Lee Neal knew this was a bad fire when he could see flames in the sky from a few blocks away.
The Altavista fire chief arrived to find this warehouse engulfed in fire.. he immediately called for help.
[natsot 12:00:40]
[RUNS= 02]


Firefighters from four area volunteer companies responded.
With the building already a total loss, their main goal was to keep this gas tank.. filled with 30- thousand gallons of gasoline, diesel fuel and kerosene.. from exploding.
[SOT 13:32:23]

((LEE NEAL/ALTAVISTA FIRE CHIEF: THAT WAS BASICALLY WHAT WE WORKED ON THE WHOLE TIME, JUST KEEP THEM COOLED DOWN BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU CAN HAVE IF YOUV'E GOT GASOLINE AND DIESEL FUEL GOING OFF.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=going off.]


Their hard work paid off.. the tank never ruptured, and other nearby fuel tanks were never endangered.
An environmental response team from Ross Labs helped corral a small amount of fuel that leaked from the site.. and everyone in town breathed a sigh of relief.
[SOT 11:57:50]

((JOHN LARKIN/CAMPBELL CO. PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: THEY HAD A REAL TOUGH TIME KEEPING IT COOLED DOWN SO THE FIRE DIDN'T IMPINGE ON IT, BUT THEY DID A GOOD JOB WITH IT.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=job with it.]
[SOT 13:37:04]

((FRANCES SHOEMAKER/SHELTERED WORKSHOP DIRECTOR: WHEN I ROUNDED ONE OF THE BUILDINGS IN TOWN AND I SAW THE SMOKE, IT WAS A DISHEARTENING FEELING, BECAUSE I WHEELED AROUND AND WENT DOWN THERE AND WHEN I GOT THERE ONE SECTION OF WAREHOUSE WAS ENGULFED.))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=was engulfed.]


Frances Shoemaker heads up the Sheltered Workshop of Altavista.. a non- profit agency that employs disabled persons for light manufacturing and which owns the warehouse.
Losses are expected to exceed 200- thousand dollars.. but Shoemaker says they'll rebuild as soon as possible.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Altavista.))

[Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-09 TC1:47:57]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Police say the struggle for a gun ended in the fatal shooting of a Southeast Roanoke man.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


It happened just after midnight in this house on Morgan Avenue.
Police say 27-year-old Edward Hodge was handling his friend's gun.
27-year-old Donald Lee Carter was shot in the head and killed as he tried to wrestle the gun away.
The bullet also struck 21-year-old George Chattin, who lived in the house, in the neck.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


His condition is not available.
No charges have been placed...
Police say the shooting appears to have been an accident.
They hope a gun residue test will help determine what happened.

[Neely]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC15:20]
[GRAPHIC=Keith Neely]


The F-B-I has been holding out... not only on Timothy McVeigh.
Today former Christiansburg Attorney Keith Neely got another 200 pages of documents from the F-B-I. And it comes long after the court- ordered deadline for the government to hand over the evidence used to convict Neely of drug trafficking and money laundering.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A lawyer from the F-B-I's Office of General Counsel appeared before the judge today, explaining that a lot of the information was in the F-B-I's Richmond field office.
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/Wednesday]


"The explanation has a familiar ring to it," said the Judge today, citing F-B-I Director Louis Freeh's testimony on Capitol Hill this week. Freeh told Congress the Bureau had failed to turn over material to McVeigh's lawyers, because the Field Offices hadn't sent it in to Headquarters.
U-S Attorney Ruth Plagenhoef concedes that makes Neely's case "very timely," but she points out the two cases are unrelated.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Judge Kiser is so angry about the government delays, he's threatening to release Neely on bond to help him prepare his case for a new trial.

[Memorial-Service]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-22 TC27:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Local law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty are being honored for their sacrifice.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Roanoke Valley Regional Law Enforcement Agencies today held a memorial service to remember the 27-fallen officers and honor their families. The Salem service included words from Delegate Morgan Griffith and a roll call of the officer's names. Representatives from the participating agencies placed flowers in a wreath in the name of each fallen officer. Today's ceremony was the third of its kind in the Roanoke Valley.
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[Capitol-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-16 TC1:03:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It was apparently NOT the mad act of a disgruntled taxpayer or state worker.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Capitol Police say Joseph Weaver and his wife suffered only minor cuts and bruises when he crashed his car into the Virginia General Assembly building last night.
Police say Weaver suffered some sort of seizure.
He lost control and smashed his car through a window of Senate Room B.
The car caught fire.
But a quick-thinking Capitol Police officer put it out.
The crash came within a few feet of Botetourt Senator Bo Trumbo's empty chair on the Senate Finance Committee.
Damage is estimated at about 10-thousand dollars.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Next on News 7, we'll wrap up our look at Eminent Domain.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Find out what changes could be in store for your property rights next.
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[LIVE=Jennifer Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]
(Jennifer adlibs Live Tease)
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[Domain]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-11 TC1:22:21]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Eminent Domain has left its mark on the landscape of western Virginia.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Interstate highways, powerlines and pipelines are just the most visible projects that have taken private property for the public good.
[ANCHOR=Keith 1-Shot]
[SS=Eminent Domain]


But what does the future hold?
Tonight, Joe Dashiell concludes our series on Eminent Domain with a look forward.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=As Madison Marye]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Madison Marye/(D) Shawsville; :17]
[SUPER=@Joe1; :28]
[SUPER=01-Nancy McCord/Va. Property Rights Coalition; :42]
[SUPER=01-Paul Mahoney/Roanoke County Attorney; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=JD News 7]


((As Madison Marye climbs into the cab of his John Deere, he's a world away from the legislative battles of the last General Assembly session.
But tending the acres he owns in Montgomery County this week, one issue wasn't far from his thoughts... protecting the rights of property owners.
[MADISON MARYE SOT 17:00:53]
[IN Q=Of course no one wants to have]

((OF COURSE NO ONE WANT TO HAVE THEIR PROPERTY TAKEN, AND THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT, BUT YOU WANT TO SEE THEM TREATED FAIRLY.))
[RUNS= :10]
[OUT Q=want to see them treated fairly.]


Three years ago, the State Corporation Commission warned the General Assembly that deregulation of the telephone and power industries could accelerate the use of eminent domain.
Since then, the number of public service corporations certified to do business in the state has skyrocketed.
[SOT NANCY MCCORD 09:59]
[IN Q=I do think that deregulation]

((NANCY MCCORD/VA. PROPERTY RIGHTS COALITION: I DO THINK THAT DEREGULATION WILL HAVE AN IMPACT. I ALSO BELIEVE THAT BECAUSE OF THE GROWTH THAT'S TAKING PLACE, WE WILL SEE MORE ROADS, YOU KNOW. WE'RE GOING TO SEE IT IMPACTING MORE PEOPLE THAN IT HAS IN THE PAST AS OUR POPULATION GROWS.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=in the past as our population grows.]


This year, the General Assembly did approve tougher notification requirements for pending projects.
But a committee shot down Nancy McCord's top priority, legislation that would give property owners the ability to recover attorneys fees if they challenge an offer and prevail in court.
[SOT PAUL MAHONEY]
[IN Q=I tend to see those as]

((I TEND TO SEE THOSE AS SOMETHING THAT PROMOTES LITIGATION. IT'S NOT AMENABLE TO SOLVING OR RESOLVING LITIGATION. QUITE FRANKLY IT'S AN ATTORNIES' RELIEF BILL.))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=an attornies' relief bill.]


The Roanoke County Supervisors haven't taken a position on eminent domain reform, but county attorney Paul Mahoney says in his experience the current system has worked well, with few cases ending up in court.
[SOT MADISON MARYE 17:06:10]
[IN Q=Somebody always gets up]

((SOMEBODY ALWAYS GETS UP AND SAYS THIS IS A LAWYERS' BILL. WELL I'M ABOUT THE FARTHEREST THING FROM A LAWYER DOWN THERE. YOU KNOW. THIS ISN'T A LAWYERS BILL.))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=this isn't a lawyers' bill.]


And after leading a study of the issue for two years Madison Marye is convinced.... , Virginia will eventually follow the lead of at least fifteen other states and offer more protection to property owners who stand in the way of progress.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Montgomery County))

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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A late rally kept Wall Street in postitive territory. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/53.16/11301.74/x/5.16/2198.84;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW gained 53 points.
NASDAQ rose five.
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[Lee-Home]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Robert E. Lee]


The sale of Robert E. Lee's boyhood home will go through.
Attorney General Mark Earley will not block the sale to a couple who plan to use it as a private residence.
The Alexandria home had been a museum but fell into disrepair.
In March 2000, the Lee-Jackson Foundation sold the home for 2-and-a-half million dollars to the couple, who plan to restore it and live there.

[Danville-Festival]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC1:03:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Thousands are expected to attend Danville's annual Festival in the Park this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


The festival kicks off tonight and runs through Sunday at Ballou Park on Main Street.
There will be more than a 100 artists and craftsman as well as four stages of entertainment.
This is the 27th year for the festival and organizers say this one will be bigger and better.
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[SOT :00:20:38]
[IN Q=Expansion this year we've added]

((JOHN GILSTRAP: EXPANSION THIS YEAR WE'VE ADDED A BARBEQUE KICK OFF. WE'VE ADDED A HOME SHOW AND THE ENTERTAINMENT OR BRINGING IN MORE HEADLINERS THIS YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-John Gilstrap/Event Organizer;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=in more headliners this year]
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[VO-NAT]


The main headliner is Country music star Ricky Van Shelton.
He'll perform on Sunday beginning at three o'clock in the afternoon.
W-D-B-J-7 is sponsoring the free concert.
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[Zoobilee]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#01-10 TC1:25:57]
[GRAPHIC=Mill Mt. Zoo]


Mill Mountain Zoo is clawing for patrons while suffering losses after the Governor's Budget Cuts.
The Zoo is letting loose today, inviting hundreds of children and their parents to take part in Kids Zoobilee... an outdoor family event, proceeds from which will go to the zoo.
[Double Boxes=Shannon and Jennifer/Microwave]


Jennifer Miele is at the zoo tonight with an update on the fun. Jen.
[Live=Jennifer Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue:gave us a tour.)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Becky Beard/Mill Mt. Zoo; :00]
[RUNS=:50]
[OUT Q=assistance with her.]
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[Live=Jennifer Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
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[Double Boxes=Shannon and Jennifer/Microwave]



[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - the NBDL talks about competing with the Express. A golfer at the Scott Robertson shoots a 63. Broadcaster James Brown lends a helping hand to a worthy cause today.
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[VO-NAT]

And we'll meet a softball coach from New Mexico who is delivering more than wins this weekend in Salem.
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[S-Roanoke]


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


The Roanoke College Maroons are playing their second round game at the NCAA division three softball tournament at this hour in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The Maroons are playing Central of Iowa - the game got started a little late and right now in the

bottom of the 2nd inning the game is scoreless.[S-Family]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-86 1:56:43]
[GRAPHIC=Softball]


The Moyer Sports Complex is hosting the Division II Softball championship this weekend. While all the teams pride themselves on being close nit groups, no one defines family any better than Eastern New Mexico.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


The team has two head coaches, Kathleen and James Rodriquez. Kathleen is eight months pregnant and is two weeks away from her due date but she continues to coach the team, knowing any minute it could be time, even while in the dug out.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="my]
[SUPER=01-Kathleen Rodriquez/Eastern New Mexico Softball Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-James Rodriquez/Kathleen's Husband and Co-Head Coach; :15]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=see what happens"]
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[VO-NAT]


Her parents are here along with son Ryan. James coaches third and except for an occasional tired spell, it's business as usual.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=.....nothing's changed"]
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[ANCHOR=mike]
[GRAPHIC=softball]

Kathleen and her Eastern New Mexico team won today 2-to-nothing over Dowling. However, Kathleen missed the game. She is now at Community hospital in labor expected to give birth within the next 2 hours.

[S-UVa]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-87]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


The Virginia Cavaliers, who opened the ACC baseball tourney with such promise and high hopes by knocking off Clemson are about to be eliminated from the event. Just before midnight last night, UVa lost to Wake Forest 2-to-1.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fort Mill, SC/N.C. State vs. UVa; :00]

The Cavs had to them turn around and play again later this afternoon and right now they are feeling the effects of too many game too soon.
[super=34-Virginia/2/N.C. State/6;]

Jeremy Dutton went 4 for 5 at the plate for N.C. State and he led the Pack to the 6-to-2 win. UVa exits the ACC tourney going 1-and-2.
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[S-NBDL]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-89 1:34:11]
[GRAPHIC=NBDL]


The National Basketball Development League opens play in the Star City this November.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


The Express and the NBDL seasons overlap. Back in January, Civic center manager Jim Evans met with the Express and told the front office it will have to share some dates with the NBDL.
Evans also said the Express will have roughly the same number of home dates as last year.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="you're gonna]
[SUPER=01-Jim Evans/Roanoke Civic Center Manager; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Doyle/Express General Manager; :07]
[SUPER=01-Rob Levine/NBDL Senior Vice President; :22]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=.....for fans"]
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[S-Scott]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-81 (1:52:08)]
[GRAPHIC=Golf Logo]


The future of golf is right here in the valley this weekend as the some of the top Junior golfers compete in the 16-th annual Scott Robertson Memorial golf tournament.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


Jonathan Yarwood, A teaching pro at the Leadbetter Golf Academy has 11 golfers competing in the event.
Yarwood says the talent gets better every year and tournaments like the Scott Robertson allow the players to showcase their ability.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="This is...]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Yarwood/Teaching Professional; :]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=.....right now."]
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[VO-NAT]


Brendon Todd of Cary, North Carolina shot a 7 under par 63 in today's first round.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Hit the....]
[SUPER=01-Brendon Todd/Shot 63; :]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=....see what happens.]
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[S-Brown]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-91 (1:31:38)]
[GRAPHIC=Sports Logo]


Fox Sportscaster James Brown was in Roanoke this morning but it was not to promote sports.
Brown has joined a local family in their fight against Niemann-Pick Disease
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


Brown met Hunt Ozmer and his daughter Hunter at a restaurant in Maryland.
He wasn't familiar with Niemann-Pick but the conversation he had with Hunter, who's had the disease since birth, caused him to join the Ozmer family in the fight for finding a cure for the disease.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="When Hunt....]
[SUPER=01-James Brown/Fox Sports; :03]
[SUPER=01-Annette Ozmer/Hunter's Mother; :21]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=.......just phenominal."]
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[VO-NAT]


The annual Golf event Hunter's Hope will be held September 14-th at Hanging Rock Golf Course and the goal this year is to raise 30-thousand dollars for research. (------------)