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They're spraying for gypsy moths in Roanoke County.
But Agriculture officials say they're not actually using insecticide.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]


And hundreds of Virginians who say they're fasting for the President.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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In sports, we will show you what Tech's top quarterback recruit has been studying, George Lynch says he's playing against in game four
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[VO-NAT]

and Avalanche Manager Dave Collins speaks out on Carolina League umpires after his ejection last night.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Tropical moisture may slide into the regional by mid week. The forecast details are just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next. [Video-Open]
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[TAPE#=Video Open]



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((IT DISRUPTS THE MATING HABITS OF THE GYPSY MOTHS AND IT IS NOT AN INSECTICIDE, IT IS NOT POISONOUS.))
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[OUT Q=is not poisonous.]
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[VO-NAT]


Airplanes take to the skies of Roanoke County today, spraying to prevent the spread of gypsy moths.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
Shannon Young is off tonight.

[Gypsy-Moth]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-16 TC1:29:27]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at Six]


The Virginia Department of Agriculture says Gypsy Moths are headed for Roanoke County.
The insects eat leaves off trees, and eventually kill them. [*** NEWS 7 at 6 GRAPHIC***]
[PASSING SHOT=Keith and Jennifer /MB SET]


Jennifer Miele is here with more on what officials are doing to stop them.
Keith, this problem started last year in the Bedford and Alleghany County areas.
[LIVE=Jennifer /FULL MB SET]
[SUPER=@jennifer1]


To keep Gypsy Moths from spreading to Roanoke, Montgomery and Floyd Counties, officials plan to spray 72 thousand acres over the next week.
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[OUT Q=several local newspapers.]

(( At any one time today, there were four planes in the sky over the Bent Mountain and Cave Spring areas of Roanoke County.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and the U-S Forest Service are spraying what they call a "pesticide" -- but it's NON-TOXIC. In fact, it doesn't kill anything.
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[01:46:12] ((PETE GIVINS:WE'RE NOT USING AN INSECTICIDE, WE'RE USING A PHEROMONE WHICH DISRUPTS THE MATING HABITS OF THE MALE AND FEMALE GYPSY MOTH, AND HOPEFULLY HELPS CRASH THE POPULATION.)) [RUNS11]
These tiny insects devour the leaves off of thousands of trees each year, and eventually kill them.
Officials say Gypsy Moths can also attach themselves to cars. So motorists traveling up and down the Blue Ridge Parkway can facilitate a Gypsy Moth transplant without even knowing it.
[SOT]

[TC:1:47:00] ((PETE GIVINS: LOOK ON THE WHEELS, LOOK ON THE WHEEL HUBS, AND MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE NOT CARING GYPSY MOTHS FROM ONE PART OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE OTHER AND MAYBE CAUSING AN OUTBREAK SOMEWHERE ELSE.)) [RUNS11]
In order to prevent that from happening, a private company has been hired to spray the area over the next three to six days.
Officials say they notified residents by mail in December, held a public meeting, and put ads in several local newspapers.))
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[***News 7 at Six MB GRAPHIC]
[LIVE=Jen /FULL MB SET]


Again, the spray that is being used is considered NON-TOXIC. It doesn't kill anything,
[PASSING SHOT=Keith and Jen]

so the state says no need to worry about humans or animals coming into contact with it.
Keith.

[D-Day-Parking]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-19 TC1:00:17]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]


Visitors to The National D-Day Memorial will have another week until parking fees take effect.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/Thursday]


More than 20-thousand people turned out for the dedication ceremony on Wednesday, and more than 40-thousand people have visited the site since Thursday.
Foundation officials say visitation has exceeded their expectations. They say they decided to extend the inaugural period through Father's Day, June 17th as a thank you to the Bedford Community, and supporters across the region.
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[Franklin-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-12 TC1:59:49]
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A couple in Franklin County is in a no-win situation, now that Lane Furniture is closing down.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Doug Hancock was diagnosed with leukemia in December.
His wife, Sally, found out last month she had breast cancer.
Then, last week, the couple learned that Doug would lose his job at Lane Furniture's Rocky Mount plant.
They can extend their health insurance for 18 months while Doug looks for a new job.
But they're more worried that they won't find a health insurance policy to cover them because of their cancer.
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((DOUG HANCOCK: ALREADY HAVING LEUKEMIA, IT'S HARD..... WHETHER ANY COMPANY'S GOING TO HIRE YOU AGAIN.))
[SOT 14:34:31 - :40]

((SALLY HANCOCK: WE FEEL LIKE WE'RE AT THE BOTTOM OF A LADDER... MAKE IT BACK UP TO THE TOP.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Hancock/Lane Furniture Worker; :00]
[SUPER=07-Sally Hancock; :15]
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[OUT Q=up to the top.]
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[VO-NAT :07]


More than 500 Lane Furniture employees are expected to be laid off after August 5th, because of overseas competition.
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[Bank-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=twa]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery]


A Radford bank robbery ends with an arrest on the other side of the country and a case of mistaken identity.
Chad Steven Bertholdt was arrested last Friday in Ellensburg, Washington for the May third robbery of Wachovia Bank on Norwood Street.
Bertholdt was using the alias Owen Edward Flannagan, but was identified by his fingerprints.
He is currently being held in Yakima, Washington.

[Edwards]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kle]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC1:32:08]
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On the last day of the campaign before tomorrow's Democratic primary, Roanoke Senator John Edwards looked to his own back-yard for last minute support.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Salem]


Edward's has been making phone calls all over the commonwealth to help increase voter turnout.
He wrapped up his campaign with confidenced today on his home turf.
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[IN Q= I feel fantastic]

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/(D) CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL: I FEEL FANTASTIC, I FEEL REALLY ENERGIZED. I HAVE THE SURGE OF SUPPORT ALL OVER THE COMMONWEALTH. I'M FEELING TERRIFIC. OUR CAMPAIGN IS JUST GOING GREAT.))
[SUPER=401-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Candidate for Attorney General]
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[OUT Q=just going great.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=Whitt Clement]


The other local candidate for Attorney General plans to campaign late into the night.
Danville Delegate Whitt Clement is scheduled to visit workers this evening at Danville's Goodyear Plant and then speak at an event held by the Fraternal Order of Police.
[SS=Election 2001]


There are two other candidates in tomrrow's primary Richmond Attorney Sylvia Clute and Henrico County Delegate Don McEachin.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


They coordinate a ten-thousand person world-wide fast every month from their Virginia home.
Next on News 7 at Six, find out why the families fasting for George W. Bush.
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[VO-NAT]


And it was months in the making.
Still ahead-- get a look inside Roanoke's newly remodeled Public Library.
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[Bush-Fast]


[ANCHOR=KEith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-18 TC1:13:28]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]


There are 462 people fasting for President Bush today... inspired by a family in Hanover County, Virginia.
That's according to their website.
It's all coordinated by e-mail.
Ellen Qualls has their story.
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[SUPER=07-Luke Sjogren; :49 ]
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(([nat sot HOME SCHOOLING]

(( )) [runs:05 ]
The Sjogren kids all home-school.
That means the classroom's right next to the kitchen.
And they love snacks as much as any other kids.
But sometimes they fast.
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((HUNTER SJOGREN: FASTING A LOT OF DIFFERENT STUFF. I'LL FAST LIKE TV, SUGAR, UH ONE WHOLE DAY OF FOOD)) [runs:09]
Hunter, Abby, Elise, and Luke each fast and pray for their President, and coordinate 10 thousand others around the world to fast at least once a month.
[sot tape one 13:58:37]

((BOB SJOGREN/FAST COORDINATOR: SO WE'RE NOT AWARE ... BUT THE MAN'S A BUSY MAN.)) [runs:10 ]
The idea arose out of a harrowing missionary trip the family took to Africa.
They asked friends and family to pray for them.
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((LUKE SJOGREN: I THOUGHT OF HOW GOOD IT FELT TO BE PRAYED FOR IN AFRICA... GOOD FOR PRESIDENT BUSH TO HAVE THAT FEELING TOO.)) [runs:12 ]
[sot tape one 13:37:39]

((BOB SJOGREN: THE TRUE ... DELIGHTING IN GOD, MUCH LESS ACKNOWLEDGING HIM.)) [runs:23 ]
So snack time comes up for the other kids on this day... and Elise does NOT join in.
She has a higher calling and hopes she may be shaping history.
We asked how they thought the fast was working so far.
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((ABBY SJOGREN: NOT THE MANY BAD THINGS HAVE HAPPENED... THE FASTING FOR HIM IS REALLY WORKING.)) [runs:11 ]
They did pray extra hard for the spy plane crew in China... and that worked out okay.
Ellen Qualls, News7, Hanover County.))

[JLARC]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-15 TC1:15:00]
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Republican lawmakers are looking over the shoulder of Republican Governor Jim Gilmore on the issue of severance packages.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]


The scrutiny was prompted by the 49 thousand dollar package Linda Byrd-Harden received last year after mismanaging the state Department of Minority Business Enterprise.
Today, the Joint Legislative Audit Review Commission revealed an even larger severance package: 81 thousand dollars paid to state school superintendent Paul Stapleton after less than two years on the job.
Now, the Republican- dominated audit panel wants a report by January on what all the Gilmore administration agency heads get when they leave office.
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[IN Q=A lot of things happen at the]

((KIRK JONAS/JLARC STAFF: A LOT OF THINGS HAPPEN AT THE END OF AN ADMINISTRATION. FOR EXAMPLE, BONUSES AT THE END OF THE ALLEN ADMINISTRATION. THERE WERE ALSO THE PAYMENT OF BONUSES AT THE END OF THE WILDER ADMINISTRATION. AND SO, IT'S POSSIBLE THAT THINGS COULD HAPPEN IN THE LAST FEW DAYS OF AN ADMINISTRATION.))
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((DEL. JACK ROLLISON/R-PRINCE WILLIAM CO.: MR. CHAIRMAN, THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED TO ADDRESS. AND WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO AVOID IS THE SITUATION THAT HAS ALREADY OCCURRED, WHERE WE FIND OUT ABOUT THESE GENEROUS SEPARATION PACKAGES BY READING ABOUT THEM IN THE PRESS.))
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[SUPER=01-Del. Jack Rollison/(R) Prince William Co.; :18]
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[OUT Q=about them in the press.]
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The audit commission found there's little the legislature can do to limit the Governor's powers on such matters.
The report says only the Governor's conscience and public reaction appear to guide the process.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=dse]
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The sell off continues on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The Dow fell 55 points today. Nasdaq dropped 44.
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[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
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[GRAPHIC=JF Testing]


Concerned parents and students get their first look tonight at the test results on mold problems at Jefferson Forest High School.
[double boxes=Keith and Jean/MB SET]


Jean Jadhon joins us now with more. [***NEWS 7 Generic Graphic***]
[LIVE=Jean/Full MB SET]


Keith, an engineering firm was hired to diagnose the cause of indoor air quality problems at Forest. Tonight it'll present its findings to the Bedford County school board.
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[VO-NAT]


This all started when Stachybotrys (STAKY-ih-BAH-tris) bacteria found in four classrooms forced the school to shut its doors in April.
Many children and their parents fear the mold problems have contributed to a large number of health complaints among not just the students but teachers too.
A school spokesperson says the study shows about a quarter of those complaints were linked to the rooms where the bacteria was found.
School officials say it also appears the main culprits are ventilation problems and poor humidity control.
So how do you get rid of the problem- The engineering team will present the board with its recommendations-
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[***NEWS 7 at 11 MB GRAPHIC***]
[LIVE=Jean/Full MB SET]


Copies of the IMEC (EYE-meck) report will be made available to the public.
[double boxes=Keith and Jean/MB SET]


The meeting gets underway at 7 at Forest Middle School.. we'll have more for you tonight at 11.

[Library]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=01-29 TC25:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Roanoke Public Library on Jefferson Street has reopened with a new lease on life.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The not-so-new, but improved, library downtown is now open for business.
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[IN Q=Well, the]

((EMILY KEYSER/ACTING LIBRARY DIRECTOR; WELL, THE FIRST FLOOR'S NEW. JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING AROUND YOU HAS CHANGED POSITION OR IS BRAND NEW. WE GOT NEW CARPETING, WE GOT NEW SHELVING, WE GOT PAINTED WALLS.))
[SUPER=01-Emily Keyser/Acting Library Director]
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[OUT Q=painted walls.]
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[VO-NAT]

The building is almost 50 years old. The fresh paint points the way for some changes of substance as well.
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[IN Q=Now we are]

((NOW WE ARE EXPECTING SOME COMPUTERS. SO NEXT MONTH WE WILL HAVE AN ELEVEN COMPUTER, COMPUTER TRAINING LAB HERE.))
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[OUT Q=training lab here.]
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[VO-NAT]

The staff can use the labs, too.
The children's area also got a makeover.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's colorful]

((DEMETRIA TUCKER/HEAD OF YOUTH SERVICES; IT'S COLORFUL, IT'S NICE, IT'S OPEN AND IT'S MORE PERSONABLE, IT'S MORE INVITING.))
[SUPER=01-Demetria Tucker/Head of Youth Services]
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[OUT Q=more inviting.]
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[VO-NAT]

You can check out the library... check out a book, too... Monday through Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


George Lych says he will face his old team in game 4, Steam ownership is about to change from within
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[VO-NAT]

and we will take you to Willamsburg to visit with Bryan Randall, Tech' top quarterback prospect, who is studying his Tech plays already.
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[S-Avs]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-100 tc 00:52:23]
[GRAPHIC=Salem Avalanche]


Salem Manager Dave Collins has called the Carolina League president to clamp down on the officiating team headed by umpire Scott Kennedy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Yesterday;]


Collins was thrown out of yesterday's game with Winston-Salem for questioning a call.
He says the Avs and Warthogs have had this crew for both series and each time there's a problem because the Umpires aren't taking control of the game.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[GRAPHIC=Avalanche]


Salem host Potomac tonight at Seven.[S-Steam]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-94]
[graphic=steam]


The Roanoke Steam arena football team is about to make some ownership changes. The team will hold a news conference Wednesday to announce that Harold Jordan is buying out most of, if not all the remaining shares owned by Dick Yancey and Richard Macher, the two other owners.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

The team, which lost to Louisville 83-41 over the weekend, should also announce plans to play in Roanoke next season. General maanger Terrie Neilson has a budget for 2002 nearly in place. Roanoke plays Greensboro Friday at the Civic Center.

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[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-91 14541TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL]

The second summer session of classes at Virginia Tech doesn't officially begin until July 2nd, but Mike Stevens says the Hokies' top quarterback recruit for the upcoming season has been taking a unique correspondence course for several weeks.
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[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Williamsburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/VT Freshman Quarterback; :23]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :33]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]

(( Bryan Randall graduated with honors from Burton high in Williamsburg earlier this month, he's also determined to be at the top of the quarterback depth chart when he arrives in Blacksburg later this summer. And this instructional video put together by the Tech coaching staff may be the tool that puts him on top. ((BRYAN RANDALL:)) ((FRANK BEAMER:)) Randall has been wearing out his VCR's remote control ever since Vick officially left town. ((BRYAN RANDALL:)) Grant Noel and Jason Davis know the system, but basically have no more game experience than Randall. Plus, the whole Vick situation has made the Tech coaches change their view of red shirting athletes with the future in mind. ((FRANK BEAMER:)) ((BRYAN RANDALL:)) No matter how much he plays this coming fall, Randall knows that the comparisons to Vick will be unavoidable. ((RANDALL:)) Randall leaves high school with a 3 point 5 grade point average and the satisfaction of knowing he accomplished something that neither Vick, Allen Iverson nor Ronald Curry was able to do - rush and pass for 1000 yards in back to back seasons. Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))

[S-Lynch]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP_101]
[GRAPHIC=nba playoffs]


Game four of the NBA finals is Wednesday night in Philadelphia and the Sixers trail the Lakers two games to one after last night's loss.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/NBC; :00]


L.A.'s Robert Horry came up big, pulling the Lakers through in the fourth quarter.
Allen Iverson scored 35 points. Roanoke's own George Lynch, who fractured a bone in his right foot back in mid may against the Raptors in the eastern conference semifinals. He says he will play in game four.
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[SUPER=01-George Lynch/76ers Forward; :00]
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[OUT Q=...spare guys minutes"]
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[S-Dale]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-92]
[GRAPHIC=Earnhardt]

Four months after his death, the fight over the autopsy photos of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt is back in court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL;]

Attorneys for widow Teresa Earnhardt, are trying to keep the photos sealed, saying their release would violate her family's privacy. But there are publications that want access. A judge heard testimony today aimed at reversing a court o(------------) rder sealing the photos and he may rule on the constitutionality of a new state law barring access to such records.