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Coming up on News 7-
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Crews will be pulling an all- nighter after hail and lightening blow through Bedford putting a dent on preparations for tomorrow's D-Day dedication. The latest on preparations as well as an update on parking.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]


And, Mark Earley draws heat over a campaign donation.
News 7 is next.



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Fierce storms cause extensive damage at the D-Day Memorial. Crews will be at work all night to ready the site for tomorrow's dedication.
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[D-Day]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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Construction crews at the site are calling the storm the worst one to hit the hill .. in the 21 months they've been there.
Now crews are working through the night, cleaning up the damage.
Kate Weidaw has the stormy details from Bedford.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Thousands are expected for the ceremony tomorrow morning... and conditions may require patience from those who are attending and many who aren't.
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Visitors to the Roanoke Regional Airport could see some delays surrounding the president's arrival and departure, but officials there are expecting only minor problems.
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((JACQUELINE SHUCK/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: THE PRESIDENT'S PLANE IS NOT GOING TO BE LOCATED NEAR THE NEW TERMINAL. IT WILL BE CLOSER TO THE OLD TERMINAL SITE SO FOLKS WHO WERE TRYING TO GET IN THERE WON'T BE ABLE TO, THOSE ROADS WILL BE CLOSED OFF. BUT IF YOU'RE A REGULAR PASSENGER COMING OUT YOU SHOULD BE FINE. WE ARE EXPECTING SOME SHORT DELAYS WHILE HIS PLANE LANDS AND WHEN HE LEAVES THE FIELD, BUT IT SHOULDN'T BE A MAJOR IMPACT ON ANYBODY.))
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The dedication ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11:30, but the parking lots will open five hours earlier.
Shuttle busses will run from Seven AM until 10:45.
There are five satellite parking areas... The Bedford County Recreation Field on Bedford Avenue, the Lions/Jaycee field on Route 460 east of Bedford. Liberty Lake Park which is reserved for handicapped vehicles only. Gibbo Luck's field on Route 122 south, just past the Blue Ridge Animal Hospital. And the Bedford Moose Lodge on Route 460 west of Bedford.
Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. Food and water will also be available, but coolers, lawn chairs and umbrellas will not be permitted.

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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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News 7 is planning a full day of special coverage tomorrow. We'll start with live traffic and weather updates through the morning.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE] [Ceremony Page 2503]
We invite you to join us at 11 for "Their Sacrifice, Our Freedom," special live coverage of the dedication ceremony. [TAKE 5-6:30 PAGE 2506]
And we'll complete our special D-Day coverage tomorrow night with a 90-minute edition of News 7 from 5 until 6-30. [TAKE WEBCAST PAGE 2507]
If you're near a computer, but not a TV, you can watch all of our coverage on the web at WREV-net.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [06/05/2001] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE
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[:40 MAX] Ad lib about storm damage
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[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Earley]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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It's a potentially rocky start for a campaign.
Republican Mark Earley has fielded questions about his second largest campaign donor ... who heads up an Internet company that serves some Internet pornography sites.
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Earley's taken 57-thousand dollars from Thruport Technologies' C-E-O.... Bruce Waldack, and appeared with him today in Alexandria.
Waldack's company is the ad server for sites like Sex-DOT-COM.
Earley responds "with the Internet, it's like the wild, wild west. You get the good, the bad, and the ugly."
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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His campaign spokesman says the computer application can be used by any website.

[Special-Torch]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A symbol of perseverance is making its way through Virginia. Law enforcement agencies around the state are using their physical strength to deliver the Special Olympics torch. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon caught up with one of the runners.
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(([Nats Hutton Running] Major Dave Hutton has a small advantage over the rest of the pack [Nats tc :28:11]
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(Cover entire bite with shots of his back)

"THE PACK JUST KEEPS ME HYDRATED, I THINK THE SLOGAN FOR THIS COMPANY IS KEEP ME HYDRATED OR DIE" He hopes the product works as advertised. Hutton has been hitting the pavement since the start of the torch run in Bristol
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((MAJOR DAVE HUTTON/CHESTERFIELD SHERRIF'S DEPT.; ON SATURDAY WE RAN FROM BRISTOL TO WYTHE COUNTY, SUNDAY I GOT UP AND WE RAN TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY THEN YESTERDAY WE DID A RUN FROM RADFORD TO VIRGINIA TECH.))
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Today he runs alongside Montgomery County personnel as they take the torch to Roanoke County..
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For the pack, a water break there is permanent, he continues. The final destination for the flame and Hutton, is The University of Richmond on Friday, where the Summer Games are being held.
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((I WILL HAVE DONE UH PRETTY MUCH A MARATHON A DAY WHICH IS 180 190 MILES, 190 MILES IN A WEEK.))
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((RACHEL CANNON/NEWS 7, THEY MAY NOT BE BREAKING ANY SPEED LIMITS BUT THE RUNNERS ARE SETTING THE PACE WHEN IS COMES TO RAISING AWARENESS OF THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS.))
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((WHAT I'M DOING IS GIVING BACK, AND IF I CAN DRAW ATTENTION TO THEIR PLIGHT, SO BE IT.))
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It wasn't to long ago when he was part of their plight - following brain surgery in 1991..Hutton was paralyzed on his right side.
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((I HAD TO BASICALLY LIVE A DAY OF THEIR LIFE, I'VE WALKED A MILE IN THEIR SHOES.))
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And now he runs many on their behalf. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Montgomery County.))

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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with details of how the rain and lightning did a number on tonight's high school state quarterfinal action. It's been a big day for some area stars as Tyler Lumsden and Bobby Basham are drafted in the big leagues.

And the Redskins continue to deliver some cold cuts - tonight on the Big 7.))[Flight-Delay]


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The F-A-A is about to unveil a mega- billion dollar plan to improve air travel. The plan is designed to reduce delays and improve customer service. Aleen Sirgany has the latest from Washington.
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A CLOUD OF FRUSTRATION HOVERS OVER THE FRIENDLY SKIES THESE DAYS.
Nat pop DELAYS CONTINUE TO JAM UP AIRPORTS, RUNWAYS LOOK MORE LIKE PARKING LOTS AND PASSENGERS SAY THEYVE HAD ENOUGH.

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Well delays, I mean youre forever sitting in airports waiting for airlines, nothing ever leaves on time, always delays.

(bridge)Aleen Sirgany O/C

So how bad has it gotten? Delays are up 20 percent from 1999 and theyre up 47 percent from 1998.
THE F-A-A ADMITS THINGS ARE BAD, AND HERE'S WHAT IT PLANS TO DO. OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS IT PLANS TO SPEND MORE THAN 11 BILLION DOLLARS TO FIX THE PROBLEM.

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Weve worked very closely with the industry over the past six months, with the airport community and with the air traffic controllers to develop this together. It really came about by the strong recognition by the industry that we need to do something more.
SPECIFICALLY, NEW SATELLITES WILL REPLACE EXISTING GROUND RADAR, ALLOWING MORE PLANES TO FLY AT ANY ONE TIME. AND BETTER WEATHER EQUIPMENT WILL ALLOW MORE TIME TO REROUTE FLIGHTS.

(sot)Michael Wascom/Airline Industry Spokesperson.

we have every reason to think the Faa PLAN will work.
MICHAEL WASCOM, WHO SPEAKS ON BEHALF OF THE AIRLINES, SAYS THEY DESPERATELY NEED THE HELP.

(SOT)Michael Wascom

The demands being placed on the system are overwhelming the capacity of the system to respond.
THE NEW PLAN WOULD ALLEVIATE THAT OVERLOAD, ADDING 30 PERCENT MORE FLIGHTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. AND WITH THE CLOCK TICKING, PASSENGERS ARE RUNNING OUT OF PATIENCE.

(SOT)JoAnn Wells/PASSENGER

One hopes that one day they can get it together and we can fly on time and get our value for our dollar.
BUT WITH ONE IN FOUR FLIGHTS DELAYED RIGHT NOW, THE FAA HAS ITS WORK CUT OUT FOR IT. AS, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON ))

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A federal appeals court has ruled an F-B-I sharpshooter can be tried for manslaughter.
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The agent killed the wife of white separatist Randy Weaver during the 1992 Ruby Ridge standoff in Idaho. In a case testing whether federal agents are immune to state prosecution-- a panel of judges cleared the way for Idaho prosecutors to charge the agent. The federal government declined to prosecute.
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The third big hit in a short time. Still ahead, workers wonder if they'll have to move, to find a job.
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And here comes Allison. The first tropical storm of the season is heading for shore.
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Rocky Mount's economy has suffered three serious blows the last few weeks. First Cooper Wood severed 50 employees, then Virginia Gas decided not to expand there. Now Lane Furniture will close its doors by the end of the year. News 7 business reporter Jennifer Miele has reaction from Frankin County.
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(( Workers at Lane Furniture in Rocky Mount told News 7 layoffs will begin on August 4th.
In order to receive a severance package, workers will have to stay on board until then.
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((DARREN SINK: I CAN'T AFFORD NOT TO HAVE THAT MONEY. AT THE SAME TIME, I CAN'T AFFORD NOT TO HAVE A JOB EITHER. THAT'S WHAT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT INSIDE RIGHT NOW.))
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But even if they could begin looking, many Lane employees feel there are no jobs to be found in Rocky Mount.
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((JOHN CAMPBELL: THE TOLD US YESTERDAY THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE A JOB FAIR TO FIND PEOPLE JOBS. THEY AREN'T GOING TO FIND NO JOBS FOR A THOUSAND PEOPLE..... NOT IN THIS TOWN ANYWAY.))
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Lane's announcement comes just weeks after one of its suppliers made cutbacks.
Cooper Wood Products -- also of Rocky Mount -- severed 50 employees in April.
The company says imported furniture competition is crushing North American manufactures.
So Cooper plans to move away from furniture supply, and refocus on building products instead.
Surprisingly enough, most of the Lane workers we talked to today felt they'd find another job soon -- but not in Rocky Mount.
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((DON ELKINS: SO WE'LL GATHER IT ALL UP AND START AGAIN. YOU THINK YOU'LL BE ABLE TO FIND ANOTHER JOB? OH YEAH, THERE'S JOBS OUT THERE. IF YOU WANT TO FIND WORK, THERE'S JOBS.))
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Jennifer Miele, News 7, Rocky Mount.))

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One man is dead, another is under arrest, after a fatal shooting in Henry County.
The body of 25 year old ((Sih-COH-lun)) Sykolin Tinsley was found lying on State Route 57 around 1-30 this morning.
Deputies say it appears the Axton man had been shot several times.
19 year old Johnnie Spencer of Martinsville is charged with first degree murder.



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Ten shipyard workers died today- after the tanker they were repairing exploded.
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The explosion occurred in a Romanian port on the Black Sea. Firefighters had to cut open the walls of the tanker to recover bodies. It's the second fire to engulf the ship in the past two weeks. The tanker was taken in for repairs about a month ago and received a certificate saying it was safe from explosion. Now police are investigating how that safety certificate was given.
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It's going to be a wet and windy night on the Texas and Lousiana Gulf Coasts-
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Tropical Storm Allison is starting to come ashore. The season's first tropical storm is packing 60 mile-per-hour winds -
And forecasters at the National Hurricane Center say Allison could bring five or more inches of rain. The storm IS expected to move inland tonight- but the National Hurricane Center doesn't expect Allison to strengthen before making landfall.
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[Weather] [06/05/2001] [WXPRO/FULL] Current Statistics Weather Almanac [MUSIC UNDER]
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The rain and lightning plays a role in tonight's state quarterfinal action. We'll check on tonight's soccer and softball results. Plus, some local talent hit it big in the major league draft.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ashburn/Last July;:00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point - the exodus out of DC continues tonight as the Washington Redskins released veteran safety Mark Carrier today. He signed a five year $16 million dollar deal last year, but tonight he is just one of 20 some high prized veterans who are now looking for work elsewhere.
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The Blacksburg Indians went after their seventh straight final four appearance tonight as they hosted Marion at Bill Brown Stadium in the Group Two A quarerfinals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Marion vs. Blacksburg; :00]

The Indians came in tonight having not lost in 85 straight games under Shelly Blumenthal and they were not about to be denied tonight. Blacksburg's emotional leader Harper Thorensen was back in net tonight after missing much of the season with broken collarbone and he would make his mark to help preserve a one to nothing halftime lead. Eight and a half minutes into the second half the Radford bound goalie would get some insurance and Shawn Cruise dribbles in and then drill one in the back of the net to make it 2-to-nothing. A couple of minutes later, Elliott Stallings finds Cruise with the assist and he buries this one as the Indians take a 3-to-nothing lead. Then with 19 minutes to play lightning surrounded the field and the game was called.
[SUPER=34-Marion/0/Blacksburg/3;]

Kind of like Mother Nature's way of enforcing the slaughter rule. Blacksburg moves on with the 3-to-nothing.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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In the other Group Two A match on this end of the state, William Byrd shutout Martinsville 3-to-nothing.
[GRPAHIC=GROUP AAA SOCCER]

While in Group Three A girls action - Cave Spring's season ended in Virginia Beach as the Knights lost to Frank Cox High 5-to-nothing.

[S-Salem]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=dal]
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Lightning and rain delayed the Group Two A State Soccer Quarterfinals in Salem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Marion vs. Salem;]


Spartan officials used a lightning meter to determine how far away the strikes were and when the teams could take the field.
Salem would find a pot of gold at the end of this contest.
Cassie Houff lets loose from the 18 and hits the far corner to put the Spartans on the board.
Salem then pulls the Scarlett Hurricanes' keeper out of the goal, she can't handle Megan Auldridge boot and the Spartans go up two to nothing.
[super=34-Marion/0/Salem/6;]


Ariel Thompson breaks free of the defense and banks this beauty off the far post and Salem advances to the state semi-finals with the 6-to-nothing win.
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[S-Floyd]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Floyd County played host to St. Paul in the Group A softball quarterfinals tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co./St. Paul vs. Floyd Co.; :00]

It was a great night for father and daughter and everyone else to take in a game tonight. We pick it up in the bottom of the 4th as Katherine Kinsley bounces one in the infield. The fielder's choice allows Amanda Akers to score from third to make it 3-to-nothing Floyd County. But in the top of the 6th, St. Paul would erupt for an amazing seven run inning that was keyed by four hits and three errors. The Deacons' Jessica Cassell smacks one to third, Dara Phillips can't come up with the ball and Terry Hill scores. Later in the inning after tying the game at three - Rachel Kennedy singles to center field
[super=34-St. Paul/7/Floyd Co./3;]

scoring Cassell with the eventual game winner. The Deacons get plenty of more insurance runs as Floyd's season end in the state quarters with a 7-to-3.
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[S-Vikings]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=dal]
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Northside and Gate City tried to outlast Mother Nature and get in the Group Two-A Softball State Quarterfinals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Northside vs. Gate City;]


The Vikings and Blue Devils were knotted up at zero when lightning halted the game after four and a half.
The Gate City team had to be put up in a hotel and the game will resume at Northside tomorrow afternoon at 2:30.
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[S-Tyler]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-89 14922TC]
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Cave Spring's Tyler Lumsden lived out a dream today as he was selected in the 5th round of Major League baseball's amateur draft by the Florida Marlins. The selection comes just 4 days before his high school graduation.
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Tyler's friends and family are celebrating the selection. He now must choose between an immediate pro career or college at Clemson. He's getting some advice from one of Cal Ripken's advisors. His signing bonus could be several hundred thousand dollars.
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Liberty University's Josh Brey, another left handed pitcher was picked in the fourth round by the St. Louis Cardinals.




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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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University of Richmond pitcher Bobby Basham, the Franklin County product from Hardy was selected in the 7th round.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00]

Basham, who was Friday Football Extra's scholar athlete of the year in 1997 was the 216th overall pick in the draft going to the Cincinnati Reds. Basham was an all-Roanoke Valley district quarterback and a Governor's school student. Amazingly he was a walk-on baseball player at Richmond.
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[S-Special]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=dal]
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Chances are if you were traveling north on 220 this afternoon, the flashing blue-light made you hit your brakes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


No, I'm not talking cops with radars. Today the flashing bluelights led the way for the Special Olympics Torch.
The torch is making its way through Southwest Virginia on its way to the opening ceremonies later this week in Richmond.
Roanoke County offiers were joined by some special athletes in the final leg of the hot eight mile run.
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[SUPER=01-Walter Eanes/Law Enforcement Runner; :02]
[SUPER=01-Joe Gaskins/Roanoke City Police Chief; :09]
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[VO-NAT]


Suncom donated about 65-thousand dollars to Special Olympics.
Roanoke and Salem officers advance the torch through D-Day traffic tomorrow.
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[S-Steam]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Roanoke Steam is moving a bit closer to seeing a slight switch in ownership.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :00]

News 7 Sports learned this afternoon that part owner Harold Jordan is in the process of buying out fellow owner, Hugh Lance's share of the team. If this sale goes through, Jordan would be the team's majority owner with over 60 percent. The sale is awaiting league approval.
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They got their money's worth. Now it's time to replace a 110 year old bridge.
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The bridge takes Maury Avenue over the Calfpasture River in Goshen.
The steel truss span has a structure similar to a Tinker Toy.
The renovated bridge will look much the same, but be stronger and wider and carry more traffic.
It cost 16-thousand dollars to build in Rockbridge County back in 1891.
The estimated cost of the renovation project is over 2-million dollars.
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