[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
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[VO-NAT]


A week from Friday a good number of workers at the Radford Foundry will be laid off- -we'll see if we can find out how many by talking to some of them.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Despite several complaints, local franchises of home improvement stores say their customer service framework is strong enough to weather the storm.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]



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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((I'M MIKE STEVENS AT THE LOWE'S MOTOR SPEEDWAY IN CHARLOTTE WHERE TONIGHT THE WINSTON CUP STARS WILL QUALIFY. PLUS WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT TONIGHT'S GOODY'S DASH SERIES RACE THAT TONIGHT FEATURES THREE TOYOTA CELICAS.))
[SUPER=@mike1;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=three toyota celicas.]


[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Just when you thought it was safe to go outside without your umbrella, the weatherman has a different idea. Stay tuned, the holiday weekend forecast is coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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[SOT 1:08:58]
[IN Q=ALL WE KNOW]

((ALL WE KNOW IS THAT IT'S AT ONE-HUNDRED EMPLOYEES.))
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=100 employees]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


An Intermet employee affected by layoffs speaks out.
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]


The company says figures aren't final.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Radford-Foundry]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-12 TC1:34:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Intermet is still not giving details today on the pending layoffs at their Radford Foundry plant.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


But a soon to be former employee is.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Ketih-Shannon @ Rachel/Microwave;]


New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon joins from our Blacksburg newsroom tonight with the story, Rachel?
[LIVE=Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]


Keith, Shannon,
The company announced the cuts yesterday.. but wouldn't say how many of the 450-employees would be let go.
Today a foundry employee told me workers know when and who will be cut.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats "It's the only job"]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jay Quesenberry/Losing job at Foundry; :10]
[SUPER=@Rachel1; :34]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Nester/Wilco Asst. Manager; :43]
[SUPER=01-Bill Landes/Radford Resident; 1:12 QUICK]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=HURT THE LOCAL ECONOMY.]

(([Nats tc1:10:52 "Its the only job I wanted."] Jay Quesenberry says he is among the one-hundred workers who was told by the Foundry plant manager he will be out of work next Friday.
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[SOT-1:08:40]
[IN Q=He just informed]

((JAY QUESENBERRY/LOSING FOUNDRY JOB; HE JUST INFORMED US IN ORDER TO PRESERVE THE COMPANY IT JUST HAPPENED THAT HE HAD TO BE LAYING A FEW PEOPLE OFF.))
[OUT Q=OFF]

According to Quesenberry, cuts are being determined by seniority .. with only a year and four-months at the company, it's something he has little of.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:09:29]
[IN Q=I'm glad to be]

((IM GLAD TO BE GETTING LAID OFF, I COULD USE A VACATION, THERE'S FISH TO BE CAUGHT AND I'M GONNA GO CATCH 'EM.))
[OUT Q=CATCH EM']
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[SOT 1:12:35]
[IN Q=layoffs affect]

((RACHEL CANNON/NEWS 7; LAYOFFS AFFECT LOCAL BUSINESSES AS WELL, AT THIS NEARBY CONVENIENCE STORE, THEY SAY THE LESS PEOPLE DRIVING BY THE LESS PEOPLE GOING IN.))
[OUT Q=GOING IN]
((SOT tc 1:02:35 "It's gonna cut down our business a whole lot" COVER COMPLETELY WITH B-ROLL OF HER MONEY/REGISTER SHOT

S -LAST SHOT TC 1:05:13 DRAWER CLOSING PULL UP FOR NAT BURST)) Jennifer Nester, assistant manager at the Wilco across from the Foundry, says the booming business seen recently, may be a thing of the past.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:02:24]
[IN Q=Alot of people]

((JENNIFER NESTER/WILCO ASST. MANAGER; A LOT OF PEOPLE COME BACK AND FORTH HOME TO WORK AND STOP HERE TO GET GAS SNACKS DRINKS.))
[OUT Q=DRINKS]

((COVER END OF BITE WITH TC 1:05:34 PULL OF NATS BURST QUICK)) You don't have to run a business to understand how important jobs at the Foundry are to the area, longtime Radford residents are well aware of the impact of layoffs
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:01:43 BUTT SOTS WITH COVER 1:00:10]
[IN Q=Theres an awful/If there are]

((BILL LANDES/RADFORD RESIDENT; THERE'S AN AWFUL LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE WITH THEIR INCOME DEPENDENT IN THAT PLACE. IF THERE ARE BIG LAYOFFS IT'S GONNA HURT THE LOCAL ECONOMY.))
[OUT Q=ECONOMY]))
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[LIVE=Rachel/FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]


An Intermet spokesman says he cannot confirm the figure of 1-hundred jobs .. Keith and Shannon, he says the
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon @ Rachel /Microwave;]


final numbers will only be available next week at the conclusion of an internal evaluation.

[Roanoke-murder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-21 TC48:02]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


The suspect in Tuesday night's fatal shooting turned himself in to Roanoke police this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]


Eighteen- year old Jonathan Martin Smith is charged in the death of Rashard "Ray-Ray" Bannister.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday]


The two men had gotten into a confrontation on Melrose Avenue near Forest Park School. Bannister was shot once in the chest.
Smith is being held without bond.
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[Home-Improvement]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-09 TC1:47:%8]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Both Lowes and Home Depot say they've built a solid foundation of customer service.. which has helped outrun the competition.
As News 7's business reporter Jennifer Miele finds out, the home improvement stores have spent years working on image repair.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Both Lowes and Home Depot]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=07-Terri Brammer;:25]
[SUPER=@Jennifer2;1:30]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=JM News 7, Roanoke.]

(( Both Lowes and Home Depot cater to the "weekend home-improvement warrior"... and both stores are using tricks of the advertising trade ..
While low prices and advertising bring the customers in, Terri Brammer says it's customer SERVICE that will keep them coming back.
[SOT]

((TERRI BRAMMER: WE USED TO DEAL WITH LOWES UNTIL HOME DEPOT CAME TO TOWN OF COURSE, WHEN HOME DEPOT DID COME TO TOWN IT WAS A LITTLE MORE CONVENIENT.)) [RUNS07]
Brammer and her husband Dennis ordered a new garage door from Home Depot, but were more than a little upset when the wrong one was delivered -- twice.
Home Depot's manager says the correct order will be delivered Friday -- and that the Brammers can get a refund if the door is damaged.
Home Depot says that's just one example of what it calls a "generous return policy."
[SOT]

((DON HARRISON/HOME DEPOT: WE HAVE BEEN CRITICIZED BY VARIOUS EFFICIENCY EXPERTS FOR BEING TOO LIBERAL, WITH REFUNDS, BUT WE BELIEVE THAT'S A COMMITMENT WE HAVE WITH OUR CUSTOMERS.)) [RUNS10]
[SOT]


Home improvement stores like Lowes and Home Depot each service more than 5 million customers a week nationwide -- and for the volume of customers they service, experts say the number of complaints are relatively small.
Lowes says its taken more than 4 decades to work out all the customer service kinks.
[SOT]

((SUZANNE MCCOY/LOWES: WE TRY TO FOCUS OUR EFFORTS ON NOT JUST GETTING THE RIGHT PRODUCTS, BUT ALSO GIVING THEM THE SERVICE THEY DESERVE.)) [RUNS06]
At age 20, Home Depot is considered the "baby" of the home improvement industry.
But managers say they've got big plans for better customer service in store.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Governor-Race]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-13 TC57:44]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


Two of the three men running for governor issued challenges today.
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[SOT 14:39:03]
[IN Q=Require a candidate to appear]

((REQUIRE A CANDIDATE TO APPEAR PERSONALLY IN ANY CAMPAIGN AD WHERE HIS OPPONENT'S NAME OR LIKENESS IS PORTRAYED.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Warner/(D) Candidate for Governor;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=name or likeness is portrayed.]
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[VO-NAT :30]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Democrat Mark Warner asked his two Republican opponents to agree to a clean campaign ad pledge... or at least have their own face appear in an ad that's critical.
Warner says a law mandating that worked well last year in North Carolina.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor John Hager is once again challenging Attorney General Mark Earley to a public debate -- a week before one of them is nominated in a Republican convention.
Hager says Earley turned down a debate tonight because of logistical difficulties.
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[SOT 10:34:07]
[IN Q=I feel frustrated about it.]

((LT. GOV. JOHN HAGER/(R) CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I FEEL FRUSTRATED ABOUT IT. I FEEL LIKE IT'S A LOSS TO THE DELEGATES AND TO THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA. WHY SHOULDN'T WE TALK ABOUT IDEAS? WHY SHOULDN'T WE TALK ABOUT ISSUES? WHY SHOULD WE ALWAYS HAVE TO TALK ABOUT LOGISTICS?))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Gov. John Hager/(R) Candidate for Governor;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=have to talk about logisitics.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=HOLD]


A spokesman for Earley says Republican delegates have seen enough of both candidates to decide next weekend.

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


Plenty of people have been complaining about the rainy weather over the last week or so.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


But not the folks at one local lake. It's been years since it's had this much water.
(XXXXXXX)
[LIVE=Kate Full/Microwave]
(Kate adlibs Live Tease)
[SUPER=@Kate1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]
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[Southeast]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#01-11 TC1:26:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Heavy traffic is becoming a problem in Southeast Roanoke.
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]


Residents are concerned about the elderly and children making it safely across the road.
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and Kate/Microwave]

Kate Weidaw is in Southeast Roanoke tonight with more.
[Live=Kate Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Kate1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


28-thousand vehicles pass by here every day.
Resident say this is making for a dangerous situation because drivers don't pay attention to the speed limit, homes are only feet from the road, and side walks are cracked.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:10]
[SUPER=01-Mildred Prater/Southeast Resident;:17]
[SUPER=01-Rev. David Walton/Belmont Christian Church;;:29]
[RUNS=1:05]
[OUT Q=to slow traffic down.]
(([SOT 26:20]
[INQ=]

((MILDRED PRATER: THEY RAN IN RIGHT HERE AND THE GAS LINE WAS RIGHT THERE AND THEY TORE THIS UP.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS7]
Drivers speeding along Jamison Avenue in Southeast Roanoke have crashed into Mildred Prater's home more than once.

[SOT 24:04]
[INQ=]

((MILDREN PRATER: THEY DRIVE SO FAST FROM 13-TH STREET TO 9-TH STREET THERE IS NOTHING TO STOP THEM.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS6]
That's why Reverend David Walton is working with an organization called Faith Works to ask the city to make some improvements.

[SOT 30:43]
[INQ=]

((REV. DAVID WALTON: IT'S PRETTY OBVIOUS WHEN YOU DRIVE INTO THE SOUTHEAST PART OF THE CITY THAT IT HAS NOT INVESTED ITSELF INTO THE AREA AS IT HAS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE CITY.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS9]
Walton says cross walks are poorly marked and in some places don't exist at all. Homes are only feet from the road and several day care centers and schools are along these busy roads.

[SOT 33:32]
[INQ=]

((REV. DAVID WALTON: WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE CITY COME IN AND PAINT MUCH BETTER CROSS WALKS PUT IN SIGNS AND IN SOME PLACES BUILD SAFE ISLANDS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE INTERSECTION.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS10]
In addition Walton would like to see the streets lined with trees to create a canopy to slow traffic down.))
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[Live=Kate Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


Tonight Faith Works presens its proposal to the City Manager and Vice Mayor.
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and Kate/Microwave]


We'll bring you that story tonight on News7 at 11.

[L'burg-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A two- car crash in Lynchburg this afternoon killed a woman from Campbell County.
Police say 58- year- old Martha Pollard's van crossed the center line on Campbell Avenue and collided head- on with another car around two o'clock.
Pollard was later pronounced dead at Lynchburg General Hospital.
The other driver, Albert Johnson of Lynchburg, is in stable condition.

[Arts-Funding]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-15 TC1:00:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


There was an unusual gathering in downtown Roanoke today, as the area's cultural organizations announced a new effort to plan for their future.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Costumed characters mingled with ballerinas as representatives of more than two dozen organizations came together outside of the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
The groups are joining with local government officials, economic development professionals, and other community leaders to develop a master plan.
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[SOT 23:36:37]
[IN Q=I think this is]

((I THINK THIS IS A RECOGNITION BY THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT TOGETHER THEY'RE A LOT MORE POWERFUL THAN THEY ARE INDIVIDUALLY.))
[SUPER=01-Maryellen Goodlatte/Downtown Roanoke Inc.]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=than they are individually.]
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[VO-NAT :06+]


The groups are also inviting the public to participate. A series of workshops will begin in mid-June.
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[Stocks]


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


Stock managed to close modestly higher after an up and down session. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/16.91/11122.42/x/38.53/2282.01;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW gained 17 points.
NASDAQ climbed 38-and a half.
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[VO]
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[SUPER=272-i/0.08/67.30/h/0.13/31.62/h/0.52/45.89/h/0.05/51.40/h/3.02/39.20;]
[SUPER=273-h/0.59/24.50/i/0.23/22.11/i/0.30/12.30/h/0.64/50.44/h/0.05/14.84;]
[SUPER=274-i/0.17/60.96/h/1.26/57.21/h/0.22/53.92/h/0.18/65.36/h/0.37/52.89;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]

[D-Day-Sculpture]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-10 TC1:37:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


With less than two weeks to go before "dedication day", the finishing touches are being applied to Bedford's D-Day Memorial.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


As Steve Smallshaw reports, the latest of the memorial's permanent residents have now moved in.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=From a]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Brothers/Sculptor; :19]
[SUPER=01-Roy Stevens/D-Day Veteran; :41]
[SUPER=@ssm1; :50]
[SUPER=01-Richard Burrow/D-Day Memorial Director; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=News7, Bedford.]

(( From a birds-eye view, the D-Day plaza and its memorial arch seem nearly complete.. 21 months after the start of construction.
[natsot sculpture moving 12:45:15]
[RUNS= 01]


The latest two sculptures by artist Jim Brothers have been hoisted into place.. including a storywall of soldiers scaling the Normandy cliffs and another braving the surf to reach shore.
[SOT 12:40:40]

((JIM BROTHERS/SCULPTOR: BUT TO GET A COMMISSION TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT AND THAT SIZE.. I TOLD 'EM THEY HAD PERMISSION TO RUN ME OUT OF VIRGINIA IF I BLEW IT.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=blew it.]


Roy Stevens was part of the invasion force on D-Day, and lost his twin brother Ray in the fighting.
The sculptures.. their lifelike positions and their expressions.. evoke memories of that day.
[SOT 12:08:40]

((ROY STEVENS/D-DAY VETERAN: THESE SCULPTURES MAKE A GREAT PICTURE HERE TO SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING AND IT ALMOST BRINGS IT BACK TO THE REAL THING.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=the real thing.]

[Standup 12:52:56] ((With the sculptures in place, this is essentially how the plaza and the arch will look when the memorial is dedicated on June 6th. After years of planning, fundraising and construction, it's a day D-Day officials thought might never come.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=never come.]
[SOT 12:22:08]

((RICHARD BURROW/D-DAY MEMORIAL DIRECTOR: IT'S GOING TO BE A GRAND DAY AND THINGS WILL WORK AND WE'RE CONFIDENT ABOUT IT. WE'VE PLANNED FOR THIS EVENT FOR EIGHT MONTHS NOW AND WE'RE GOING TO BE READY.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=to be ready.]


The crowds are already here.
This group of sixth graders helped raise 620 dollars in four days to earn the honor of a sneak preview.
[natsot kids 12:05:17]

((CAN I HAVE A PICTURE WITH YOU?))
[RUNS= 02]


They gave Roy Stevens a hero's welcome.. the rest of the nation will join in on June 6th.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.))
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[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN # ]
[ANCHOR=Shannon ]


We'll bring you News 7 at 5 and 6 live from the Memorial in Bedford on both June 5th and the 6th. [Next page]
[ANCHOR=Keith ]


We invite you to join us at 11:00 AM, June 6th for a program we're calling: "Their Sacrifice, Our Freedom,"our live coverage of the dedication ceremony.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Tease]
[GRAPHIC=None]


And coming up in sports, The R-V-D baseball tournament is underway at Cave Spring Mike Stevens will join us live from The Lowes Motor Speedway.

[S-Lowes]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-89 (1:38:43)]
[GRAPHIC=Lowes Speedway]
[SUPER=@Roy1;]


A full night of Racing is on tap at the Lowes Motor Speedway tonight in Charlotte.
[DOUBLE BOXES= /Microwave;]


Mike Stevens now joins us with a run down of tonight's activities.
[LIVE=Mike/FULL]
[SUPER=@Mike1; :]
[SUPER=05-Concord, NC; :]


Mike adlibs ((ROLLCUE:....here's a look at a select group of drivers and where they will qualify tonight.)) [WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5016;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Bill Elliott//2. Kevin Harvick//3. Jeff burton//5. Ricky Rudd//12. Bobby Labonte//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-13. Mark Martin//15. Ward Burton//18. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//;19. Dale Jarrett//23. Tony Stewart//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-29. Rick Mast//36. Stacy Compton//39. Jeff Gordon//41. Rusty Wallace//46. Elliott Sadler//;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=....last score."]



*****LET MIKE KNOW WHEN THE BOARDS ARE DONE***
[LIVE=Mike/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Concord, NC; :]

((***ROLLCUE TO TAPE***** for some the real excitement won't begin until qualifyying is over.))
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=First audio...]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Robert Huffman/White House Toyota Driver; :33]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Edwards/Big Daddy's Toyota Driver; :45]
[SUPER=01-Lynne Arciero/Toyota Motorsports; :54]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=......for NASCAR."]



[LIVE=Mike/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Concord, NC;]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Mike /Microwave;]








[S-RVD]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-95 (22:23)]
[GRAPHIC=High School baseball]


Cave Spring advanced to the R-V-D championship game with a 10 to nothing win over Patrick Henry.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-]


Cave Springs's Randy Boone was coach of the year and his star pitcher Tyler Lumdsen received player of the year honors.
In the bottom of the first, Cave Spring's Tom Hagen hits a single scoring Evan Johnson and Shaun Potter and the Knights totok the 2 to nothing lead.
Still in the first, Cave leads 3 to nothing when Jason Horne connects with a sac Fly scoring Eric Jones from third to make it 4 to nothing Cave.
[SUPER=34-Cave Spring/10/Patrick Henry/0/;]


Then in the bottom of the fourth and Cave leading 6 to nothing pitcher Matt Trent hits this 2 run homer over the left field wall and the Knights get the 10 to nothing win on the slaughter rule.
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[S-Cougars]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-93 (26:01:)]
[GRAPHIC=none]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Eagles vs Cougars; :]


Pulaski County and Franklin County hooked up in the second game.
The Cougars led 6 to 4 in the bottom of the seventh with Junior Josh Akers on the mound then Jacob Naff ties the game with this solo homer over the centgerfield wall to make it 6 to 6.
[SUPER=34-Franklin Co./7/Pulaski Co./6/;]


Two batters later outfielder Mitch Boston hits another solo shot over the left field wall for the win and the Eagles win it 7 to 6.
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[Philpott-Lake]


[ANCHOR=Robin]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


While this week's rain wreaked havoc for homeowners and motorists, it did do some good.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Runoff helped put Philpott lake in Henry County above full pond for the first time in more than two years.
Dry conditions brought the lake down as much as 13 feet below the spillway.
With the lake normal again, boaters can expect to find eaiser access to boat ramps.
But the good news also comes with a few warnings.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT :00:41:38]
[IN Q=We asked them to use extreme]

((DANIEL BROWN/PARK RANGER: WE ALSO ASKED THEM TO USE EXTREME CAUTION IN OUR SWIM AREAS. WITH THE LAKE GOING ABOVE NORMAL POOL, THE DEPTH IN OUR SWIM AREAS IS GREATER THAN FIVE FEET IN SOME AREAS WHICH IS OVER A LOT OF PEOPLE'S HEADS.))

[SUPER=01-Daniel Brown/Park Ranger]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=a lot of people's heads]
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[VO-NAT]


Park officials also want boaters and swimmers to be aware of floating debris that could have been washed down as the water level moved up. (------------)