[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Analyzing the newly- picked slate of statewide Democratic candidates- -turns up more differences than similarities
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And an African- American cemetery suffering from neglect. Details of a plot to bring it back from the overgrown and overlooked.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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In sports, the Steam has a new majority owner, the Martinsville community loses one of it's heroes,
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[VO-NAT]

and a Northside graduate salutes Dale Earnhardt with images of number three's greatness.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Isolated summer soakers in full force tonight and more thunder will roll in tomorrow. A bumpy forecast coming up.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=There are gonna be issues]
[sot 14:10:27]

((WARNER: THERE ARE GONNA BE ISSUES WE DISAGREE ON. ON SOME OF THE ISSUES AS IT RELATES TO GUNS I THINK WE DISAGREE. THERE MAY BE OTHER ISSUES WE DISAGREE ON.))
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[OUT Q=issues we disagree on.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Warner - Kaine - McEachin got the green light from voters yesterday, and hit the road today to take on Earley - Katzen - Kilgore.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


But the voters' choice might NOT have been what party strategists would choose.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Democratic-Ticket]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#01-14 TC1:26:10]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The Democrats kicked off a statewide campaign today, emphasizing the strengths of their ticket instead of its weaknesses.
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon & Ellen/State Microwave]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls is at the State Capitol tonight with more.
[Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave]
[SUPER=419-Ellen Qualls/equalls*wdbj7.com;]
[SUPER=405-Richmond;]


An interesting phenomenon happened that kept anyone from western Virginia, and anyone from Tidewater off this ticket.
Danville's Whitt Clement and Roanoke's John Edwards ran against each other for Attorney General, and split a winning margin in southwest Virginia.
The same thing happened with Jerrauld Jones and Alan Diamonstein in Tidewater in the Lieutenant Governor's race.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=That left Richmond mayor Tim]
[SUPER=403-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=401-Larry Sabato/UVA Political Analyst; :36]
[SUPER=401-Jerry Kilgore/(R) Candidate for Attorney General; 1:01]
[SUPER=401-Donald McEachin/(D) Candidate for Attorney General; 1:17 ]
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[OUT Q=preaching gun safety.]

(( That left Richmond mayor Tim Kaine with the winning hand for the second spot on the ticket.
Kaine and new running mate Donald McEachin launched their statewide campaigns from a Richmond senior center today.


Both men are a little farther left on the political spectrum than their candidate for governor Mark Warner.
Both are for a moratorium on the death penalty.
Both are for what they call sensible gun control.
McEachin won with the smallest percentage of the vote in statewide primary history.
[sot 12:32:47 ]

((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: THAT IS A VERY THIN BASE, EVEN WITHIN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY TO RUN A GENERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN ON. IF THERE'S ONE CANDIDATE WHO'S IN TROUBLE, IT'S DON MCEACHIN, AND HE'S GONNA DEPEND HEAVILY ON MARK WARNER, HIS MONEY, AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY TO PULL HIM OVER THE FINISH LINE.))
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Republican opponent Jerry Kilgore appeared with some sheriffs today to drive the point home: McEachin's a trial lawyer, NOT a prosecutor.
[sot 12:26:32]

((JERRY KILGORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GEN.: MCEACHIN'S LACK OF EXPERIENCE, LACK OF LEADERSHIP ON THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE AREA CERTAINLY DRAWS THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN OUR TWO CAMPAIGNS. I'M THE CRIME FIGHTER. HE HAS BEEN THE CRIMINAL APOLOGIST THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER.))
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[sot 14:14:58 ]

((MCEACHIN: I VOTED FOR THE HUNTING AND FISHING...PREACHING GUN SAFETY.))
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[Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave]
[SUPER=405-Richmond;]


In the lieutenant governor's race, Tim Kaine says he expects education to be a hot issue.
Republican Jay Katzen is the legislature's leading advocate for vouchers or tax credits for private and religious school students.
Tim Kaine is vehemently against them.
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and Ellen/State Microwave]



[Joco-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC34:35]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Invest.]


Officials are investigating two "suspicious" fires at the Joco Foundation Farm in Moneta.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night]


The one last night was actually the second fire on the property in the same day. It was reported around 9:30. The barn was a total loss- -along with about 150 rounds of hay- -but no one was injured.
Just before 6:30 yesterday morning... fire was reported at a different barn on the Joco Farm. Diane Wilcox says that's a "powerful coincidence."
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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She says over the past year fences on the property have been cut, cattle deliberately herded into the road and silage covers have been slashed.

[Fatal]


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


A Rocky Mount man died in a car accident overnight.
Police say 38-year-old Carlton Hodges was traveling south on School Board Road, when he ran off the shoulder and drove back onto the road.
His Jeep overturned several times, ejecting him.
Hodges died at the scene.
Police say it appears he was NOT wearing a seat belt.

[Shelor]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-16 TC1:33:52]
[GRAPHIC=Montgomery Tax Dispute]

There will be no more court dates for Montgomery County and Shelor Automotive in a dispute over taxes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

The Virginia Supreme Court denied the County's request to revisit its April ruling in favor of the car dealer. In the decision, the court said Shelor didn't have to pay a capital merchant's tax because it moved its inventory out of the area by tax day. Shelor says the moves were in protest of unfairly high taxes. Options now for the county include adjusting the tax scale or getting the code changed by the General Assembly.
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[Historic-District]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-13 TC1:18:40]
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One of Lynchburg's best- known neighborhoods is a step closer to becoming the city's sixth historic district.

[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith and Steve/Lynchburg Bureau;]


Steve Smallshaw joins us with more on the effort to preserve the historic Rivermont Avenue neighborhood.
[LIVE=Steve/FULL]
[SUPER=@ssm1]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg]


Keith, when it was designed in the late 19th century, Rivermont Avenue essentially became the first official suburb in America.
More than a hundred years later, the fight is on to preserve the neighborhood's unique qualities.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Peter Houck/Supports Historic District; :31]
[SUPER=01-Steven Dempsey/Supports Historic Designation; :39]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Clauson/Opposes Historic District; :53]
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[OUT Q=create a nuisance.]

(( Parts of this three-mile stretch of road still shine.. others are more tarnished.
But in the eyes of historic preservationists, all of Rivermont Avenue is worth preserving.
Now the city's best-known gateway is well on its way to becoming Lynchburg's sixth historic district.
The overlay would give protection to properties within the district by requiring proper maintenance and pre- approved renovations.
But supporters say fears that the designation would drive out low-income residents are unfounded.
[SOT 15:30:20 #1]

((DR. PETER HOUCK/SUPPORTS HISTORIC DESIGNATION: HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD ACTIVITY SHOULD NOT BE VIEWED AS PLACES WHERE LYNCHBURG'S ELITE ARE FORCING LOW-INCOME PEOPLE TO LEAVE.))
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[OUT Q=people to leave.]
[SOT 15:24:45 #1]

((STEVEN DEMPSEY/SUPPORTS HISTORIC DESIGNATION: AS CITIZENS, WE'RE WILLING TO GIVE UP JUST A SMALL PIECE OF OUR PERSONAL CHOICE, OUR PERSONAL FREEDOM BY HAVING A HISTORIC DISTRICT, BUT I THINK THE RESULTS ARE WORTH IT.))
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[OUT Q=are worth it.]
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((KEVIN CLAUSON/OPPOSES HISTORIC DESIGNATION: THE POINT IS, IF I OWN PROPERTY.. ..AND I SHOULDN'T EVEN HAVE TO APPLY FOR A CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS TO MAKE ALTERATIONS TO MY PROPERTY WHICH DO NOT CREATE A NUISANCE.))
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[OUT Q=create a nuisance.]))
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[LIVE=Steve/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg;]


Although they had some questions about the impact of historic districts on a neighborhood, the planning commission approved this plan unanimously.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith and Steve/Lynchburg Bureau;]


It goes before city council next month.

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


Say goodbye to Rite-Aid.
The drug store is closing it's stores in the Roanoke Valley.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And Roanoke already has a 90-foot star.
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[VO-NAT]


Soon it will boast the largest bread-baking line in the world.
Find out about Maple Leaf bakery's major expansion plans next.
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[Maple-Leaf]
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[TAPE#=01-15 TC1:29:33]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Rolling with the punches of a slowing economy is proving to be a piece of cake for one Roanoke business.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Today, Maple Leaf Bakery announced a nearly 12 million dollar expansion.
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The company will build a new manufacturing facility at Roanoke's Centre for Industry and Technology.
News 7 Business Reporter Jennifer Miele explains.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:05]
[SUPER=01-Maurice Miller/Maple Leaf Bakery;:26]
[SUPER=01-Al Sautner/Maple Leaf Bakery;1:05]
[SUPER=@jennifer1;1:17]
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[OUT Q=JM News 7, Roanoke.]

(( This French bread won't be cut by a Frenchman for long -- or an American for that matter -- because Maple Leaf bakery in Roanoke is expanding.
A brand new production line will be built that requires only 6 people to operate and nobody will have to touch the bread.
Compare that to the old line that required TWENTY six people, and Maple Leaf says its manufacturing facilities are on a roll.
[SOT]

((MAURICE MILLER: I'M SURPRISED THAT IT GREW THAT FAST. I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE LATER ON DOWN THE ROAD, BUT IT'S A GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR MORE PEOPLE WHO JUST GOT IN HERE FOR MORE JOBS.)) [RUNS08]
Maple Leaf will hire 40 to 50 people.
The company's 12 million dollar, 50-thousand square foot expansion is expected to be up and running by the end of December.
Inside that new facility will be the largest bread manufacturing line in the world.
Ground breaking, bread baking, it's all the same to Maple Leaf Bakery employees.
Maple Leaf products are sold local WalMart stores under the California Goldminer brandname... and officials say they are making some serious dough.
So they reminded city officials that a slowing economy was no match for them.
[SOT]

((AL SAUTNER: I'LL TELL YOU ANYTIME I'VE EVER SEEN ANYTHING IN THE US ECONOMY HAPPEN, IT REALLY NEVER AFFECTED FOOD, SO OUR PRODUCT IS PRETTY SAFE NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS. IT THINK OUR BREAK IS GOING TO MAKE IT THROUGH EVERYTHING THAT' GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE US ECONOMY.)) [RUNS11] [STAND UP] ((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: CITY OFFICIALS HOPE MAPLE LEAF'S SUCCESS WILL ATTRACT NEW BUSINESS TO ROANOKE CENTER FOR INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGY. JENNIFER MIELE, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.)) [RUNS08]))

[Rite-Aid]


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A drug-store chain plans to close-up shop in Roanoke.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Rite Aid is in the process of selling its prescriptions from its Roanoke area drug stores.
The company is not releasing the name of the buyer at this time but says it's close to reaching an agreement.
Once an agreement has been signed, Rite Aid will close its Roanoke area pharmacies by the end of July and then begin liquidating the rest of its stock.
The company has seven stores in the Roanoke Valley.
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[Stocks]


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A series of profit warnings sent the stock market lower today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW dropped 77-points.
NASDAQ fell 48.
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[Cemetery]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-17 TC53:25]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Ghost stories warn us to be scared of cemeteries filled with lingering sprits.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

But at a burial ground in Radford, people aren't scared of those passed ... they are haunted by the condition of the grounds.
[ANCHOR=Shannon ]
[GRAPHIC=None]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon tells us about an effort to reclaim part of the past.
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[IN Q=Nats "We miss him"]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jack Turner/Restoring Cemetery; :13 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-George Turner/Restoring Cemetery; :29 QUICK]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; 1:08 QUICK]
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[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Radford.]

(([Nats tc 18:29:08 "We miss him to this day, my dad was a good man"] Since the Turner brothers buried their father in the Mountain View Cemetery in 1975 they've kept his gravestone clear and free of debris.
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[SOT 18:25:26]
[IN Q=It's easy]

((REVEREND JACK TURNER/RESTORING CEMETERY; IT'S EASY JUST TO COME IN AND CLEAN YOUR LITTLE PORTION AND LOOK AT THE REST AND THINK THIS IS TOO BIG FOR ME.))
[OUT Q=FOR ME]

The rest of the five and a half acre lot, after years of neglect, is overgrown with trees and brush.. to the point where you can barely see headstones of loved ones lost.
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[SOT18:17:30]
[IN Q=AS YOU CAN]

((GEORGE TURNER/RESTORING CEMETERY; AS YOU CAN SEE THE DEPLORABLE CONDITIONS HERE AND THE DECAY IT'S TIME TO CLEAN UP.))
[OUT Q=CLEAN]

The Turner's along with five-area churches are heading up restoration effort to save the cemetery ..what they consider an important piece of the city's black history.
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[SOT 18:18:49]
[IN Q=WHEN MANY]

((WHEN MANY BLACKS YEARS AGO DIED IN THIS AREA THIS IS THE CEMETERY THEY WERE BURIED IN.))
[OUT Q=BURIED IN]

Already, many trees have been removed...with stump and brush removal plans in the future. [Nats tc 18:33:58 "I'll tell you this is anmazing what you uncover back here" talking about grave, cover with tc 18:34:42] As years of nature are cleared away, also unearthed, curiosity of the past.
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[SOT 18:26:00]
[IN Q=it's really become]

((IT'S REALLY BECOME VERY EXCITING JUST TRACING DOWN THE HISTORY))
[OUT Q=HISTORY]

A history lesson that doesn't come cheap. Leaders say they're three-thousand dollars short of meeting the 20-thousand dollar bill for initial cleanup.
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[SOT 18:26:44]
[IN Q=We need]

((WE NEED THE HELP OF A LOT OF PEOPLE WE COULD DO A BEAUTIFUL JOB HERE IF WE JUST HAD THE SUPPORT WE NEED.))
[OUT Q=WE NEED.]

A fund has been set up for the restoration effort and future upkeep. The idea is to never let reminders of the past ..be hidden again. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Radford.))
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[Green]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC35:18]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


The statewide tickets are set, but candidates are still lining up for the November elections.
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[VO-NAT 15.5]
[SUPER=403-Roanoke]


This morning, Republican Pat Green announced his campaign for Commissioner of the Revenue in the City of Roanoke.

With more than 20 years in business, and more than 30 in the military, Green says he has the experience to run an efficient, and responsive office.
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[SOT 22:05:23 ]
[IN Q=Mainly managerial experience]

((PAT GREEN/R- CANDIDATE FOR COMMISSIONER OF THE REVENUE: MAINLY MANAGERIAL EXPERIENCE, GOOD ETHIC BACKGROUND, GOOD WAY TO GET ALONG WITH PEOPLE. I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT. I THINK TODAY MORE BUSINESSES OUGHT TO BE ACCEPTED AND TREATED A LITTLE BIT KINDER, WHEN THEY COME TO THE MUNICIPALITIES OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. ))
[SUPER=401-Pat Green/(R) Cand. for Comm. of Revenue;]
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[OUT Q=to the municipalities of the state of Virginia.]
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Sherman Holland currently serves as Commissioner of the Revenue in the city. He was not available for comment today.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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A local photgrapher's pays homage to Dale Earnhardt, all the Steam decision go through Harold Jordan,
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[VO-NAT]

and the Pulaski Rangers gear up for another saeason in the Appalachian League
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[S-Steam]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-101]
[graphic=Steam]

Roanoke Steam owner Harold Jordan is now the arena team's majority owner. A source very close to the team says Jordan owns more than two-thirds of the team.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

Jordan held a news conference today and said the team would be in Roanoke next year. Richard Macher and Dick Yancey are still minority owners.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="owning..]
[SUPER=01-Harold Jordan/Steam Majority Owner; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=.....best of all worlds"]
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[S-Pulaski]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-96 (47:00)]
[GRAPHIC=Baseball Logo]


The Pulaski Rangers will open their Appalachian season on the road June 19-th at Burlington.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski; :]


The Rangers opened their Mini Camp at historic Calfee Park this morning. Ranger head coach Bruce Crabbe has 7 of the Rangers 2001 draft picks to build the team around.
The team will also feature several players moving up from the 2000 Gulf Coast squad.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="This is....]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Crabbe/Pulaski Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=.....level it is."]
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[S-Coach]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-102]
[GRAPHIC=Wrestling]

The Martinsville community has lost longtime Bulldog wrestling coach Spencer Chang to pancreatic cancer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]

Chang, in the upper right hand corner of this team picture, had been fighting the disease for 19 months. He was also a Martinsville assistant football coach. The Spencer Chang-Martinsville wrestling memorial scholarship fund has been formed in his memory.
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[S-Cunningham]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-89 15040TC]
[GRAPHIC=EARNHARDT OBIT]


As we old you earlier in the newscast a Florida judge has refused to release the autopsy photos of Dale Earnhardt.

It's been four months since the Intimidator died, now a Northside graduate is making sure Dale is not forgotten.
Mike Stevens has a preview of Scott Cunningham's new book.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=01-Scott Cunningham/"Image of Greatness"; :17]
[SUPER=@mike1; 2:03]
[RUNS=2:14]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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((NAT SOUND)) ((The images of Earnhardt that are found in this new 176 page book entitled - Dale Earnhardt - Image of Greatness are not only unique but also very personal for Cunningham. ((SCOTT CUNNINGHAM:)) Cunningham graduated from Northside in 1977, and now lives in Atlanta where he is the official photographer for both the Atlanta Hawks and Thrashers. For two years in the late 1980's he also was responsible for capturing Earnhardt's every move. During that stretch - the two became good friends. ((CUNNINGHAM:)) The book contains many never before seen pictures plus some that are almost too ironic - including this one with Dale in Richard Petty's car. ((CUNNINGHAM:)) ke Stevens News 7 sports.)) The book sells for $39.95 and you can get more information about it through a link on our web site - WDBJ7 dot com. Mi