[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]

Information about the murder of a woman found in a local lake is almost as murky as the water.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And attorneys for death row inmate Earl Bramblett try to cast their suspicions on someone else.
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[Sports-Head]


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

Tonight on the Big 7 - a deaf camper has a day to remember at the Barbers' football camp. Roanoke will welcome it new NBDL coach to town tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]

And the Avalanche makes way for the fair and wins it series with Wilmington this afternoon at Salem Memorial.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Leo]
[SS=None]


The muggy weather will continue right through the upcoming weekend...I'll have you hometown forecast.....
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Divers suit up and take another look in Philpott Lake.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


They're searching for possible clues in two murders.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Lake-Search]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#01-17 TC1:05:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


It's been more than a week since divers found the remains of a missing Martinsville woman.
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]


Today they went back into the water looking for evidence and possibly another body.
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and Justin/Microwave]


Justin McLeod has been at Philpott Lake all day. So have they had any luck yet Justin?
[Live=Justin Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Justin1;]
[SUPER=05-Henry Co.;]


No Keith and Shannon, dive teams searched for more than seven hours and found nothing.
They're looking for evidence in the Ether Adean Smith murder case.
She's the Martinsville woman divers found last week.
They're also searching for a Nelson County man believed to be in the lake.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.]


Divers have been concentrating their efforts near Union Bridge.
They're diving in at least 50 feet of water and the sheriff says conditions are less than ideal.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They're facing]
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=not by sight.]
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[VO-NAT]


Investigators still want to question Timothy Wayne Willis in the dissappearance of Ether Smith.
But he's been missing for more than a week after failing to return from a work-release program at the Franklin County jail.
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[Live=Justin Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Henry Co.;]


Divers plan to head back into the water tomorrow.
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and Justin/Microwave]


And Keith and Shannon, Sheriff Cassell says because they have such a good tip about the Nelson County body, they'll continue to search until they find something.

[Bramblett]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-13 TC1:41:39]
[GRAPHIC=Bramblett]


A federal judge today appeared unimpressed by claims that someone other than Earl Bramblett might have been responsible for killing a Vinton family of four.
[GRAPHIC=Carr]


Bramblett's lawyers have an alternate suspect... a former Marine Sergeant by the name of Benjamin Carr.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's awfully easy]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
[SUPER=01-Nicholas Carr/Ben Carr's Son; :18]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/August 29, 1994; :41]
[SUPER=03-Salem/November 1997; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=evidence against him..." the Judge concluded.]

(( "It's awfully easy to blame a dead man," says Carr's son, Nick. His father died in 1996.
Though still recovering from back surgery Nick attended the hearing in federal court, so he could say what he thought of the attempt to pin the blame for the Hodge's murders on his father.
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[SOT 16:52:40]
[IN Q=My Dad lived]

((MY DAD LIVED A TORTURED EXISTENCE AFTER VIETNAM. BUT AS FAR AS TO BE HOMICIDAL TO BLAINE HODGES, NO WAY.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=Hodges, no way.]


Ben Carr worked with Blaine Hodges at the Vinton Post Office.
Jennifer Givens, an expert in capital punishment law, declined to discuss her alternate suspect theory OUTside the courtroom.
Bramblett's new legal team hopes to show Vinton Police ignored reports that Sergeant Carr had said he'd "killed people for a lot less."
"The police officer should have told the Commonwealth's Attorney," Judge James Turk said, so the prosecutor "could have alerted the defense."
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[SOT]
[IN Q=My Dad was a colorful]

((MY DAD WAS A COLORFUL FIGURE IN HIS TIME. HE COULD HAVE SAID IT, BECAUSE WHEN HE WENT TO VIETNAM, IT WAS FOR A LOT LESS.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=]


The Judge said "we can't re-try this case in federal court," though he stopped short of ruling from the bench.
He mentioned several examples of what he called "right powerful" evidence against Bramblett, noting for example that "...Bramblett drove by the Hodges' house around eight o'clock" the morning of the fire and didn't stop. "That's strong evidence against him..." the Judge concluded.))

[ICS]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=bmo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A deal between Nelson County and a freezer manufacturer has cooled down.
International Cold Storage canceled its three million dollar plan to move from Albermarle County to Nelson County.

Company officials say a market downturn caused the cancellation.
The deal was expected to generate 21-thousand dollars in tax revenue for the county.
ICS planned on doubling its workforce to 150 workers after the move which would have made it the second largest employer in Nelson County behind Wintergreen resort.
Company officials plan to reopen negotiations in the future.

[Asphalt-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC1:46:24]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


An accident outside of Lexington backed up traffic on Interstate 64 this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT - 24.5]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.]

A dump truck hauling asphalt for a road improvement project ran through the guardrail, spilled diesel fuel and overturned near the (CARS) Kerr's Creek section of Rockbridge County. The truck then caught fire, and spilled asphalt just off the westbound lanes of I-64. Authorities are blaming the wreck on a blown tire. The driver of the truck says he feels lucky to have made it through the wreck and fire with only a few bumps and scratches.
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[SOT - 1:31:25]
[IN Q=Cause it...]

((TOMMY RAY MARTIN/SURVIVED WRECK; CAUSE IT COULDA KILLED ME. JUST LUCKY...))
[SUPER=07-Tommy Ray Martin; QUICK!!!]
[RUNS=5]
[OUT Q=just lucky]
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[VO-NAT]

Martin credits his seat belt with saving his life. Authorities say there are NO charges pending.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[95-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alexandria]


A sticky mess is causing problems on the beltway around Washington.
A truck carrying hot tar overturned and spilled its load onto Interstate-95 this morning.
Crews dumped a layer of sand on the spill so traffic could move from Maryland into Virginia.
The tar won't actually be cleaned up until off-peak overnight hours.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


We know museums lost out because of the state budget impasse.
Still ahead on News 7, find out why elderly, disabled and blind Virginians might benefit from the gridlock.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And They spent the last nine months on a singing tour of the United States.
Now a group of international oprhans gets ready to head home.
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[Profiling]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-22 TC1:10:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Be honest about your biases, and leave your stereotypes at home.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT :22]


That's the message the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Officers is sending to fellow police in Virginia.
It's part of an effort to acknowledge and end "racial profiling," especially of black motorists, when and where it occurs.
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.;]


More than one hundred police officers from across Virginia took part in all-day training today near Richmond.
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[SOT 14:13:12 ]
[IN Q=It's sort of a refresher for]

((COL. GERALD MASSENGILL/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: IT'S SORT OF A REFRESHER FOR A LOT OF US THAT ARE REALIZING THAT WE BRING TO THIS JOB WHAT WE ARE AND WHAT OUR LIFE EXPERIENCES ARE. AND QUITE OFTEN THAT INCLUDES BIASES THAT ARE UNINTENDED.))
[SUPER=01-Col. Gerald Massengill/State Police Superintendent;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=includes biases that are unintended.]
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[VO-NAT :10]


Last month, Colonel Massengill ordered that race-related records be kept and analyzed among Virginia troopers to see how widespread profiling is in the Commonwealth.
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[Medicaid]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-21 TC1:20:55]
[GRAPHIC=Medicaid]


Governor Jim Gilmore did NOT include it in his budget for this year.
But since that was never adopted... a change in Virginia Medicaid eligibility has survived.
It takes effect Monday.
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[SOT 13:13:42]
[IN Q=Today begins our campaign ]

((VAL MARSH/ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL: TODAY BEGINS OUR CAMPAIGN TO SPREAD THE WORD TO PEOPLE AROUND THE STATE THAT IF THEY HAVE PREVIOUSLY BEEN TURNED DOWN FOR MEDICAID BENEFITS, THEY SHOULD NOW REAPPLY.))
[SUPER=01-Val Marsh/Alliance for the Mentally Ill;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=benefits, they should now reapply.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The Virginia Alliance for the Mentally Ill says it doesn't expect the Gilmore adminstration to make much of an effort to get new recipients signed up.
But elderly, disabled, and blind Virginians who earn 80 percent of the poverty level or less may now finally qualify for Medicaid.
People like Chesterfield County's Barbara Marsh.
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[SOT 13:20:34]
[IN Q=I take my new medications]

((BARBARA MARSH/FUTURE MEDICAID RECIPIENT: I TAKE MY NEW MEDICATIONS THAT HELP ME NOT TO BE SO DEPRESSED. THEY JUST WORK BETTER THAN MEDICATIONS I TOOK SIX YEARS AGO.))
[SUPER=01-Barbara Marsh/Future Medicaid Recipient;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=I took six years ago.]
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[Anchor=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


Before this change, Virginia only covered those who earned 37 percent of a poverty level income or less.
That meant as little as 250 dollars a month.
The new qualifying income is 573 dollars for individuals and 774 for couples.

[Stocks]


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


For the sixth time in as many months, the Federal Reserve has cut interest rates-- this time by a quarter point.
[TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/37.30/10435.18/x/10.13/2074.75;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Investors didn't jump at the news... The DOW dropped 37 points. Nasdaq gained ten.
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[Orphans-Choir]
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[TAPE#=01-16 TC1:44:02]
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[***ANCHOR TAG***]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-shot]


It was a concert tour whose success will not be measured in ticket and t-shirt sales but in sponsorships and smiles.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Steve Smallshaw reintroduces us to a group of orphans who have touched thousands of hearts around the country.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=natsot]
[SUPER=04-September 2000; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mark Hogsed/Choir Director; :27]
[SUPER=01-Mike Stewart/WorldHelp; :35]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :51]
[SUPER=01-Shova Subedi/Nepalese Orphan; 1:10]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:29]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.]
(( [natsot singing Edit #270]
[RUNS= 01]


When we last saw them, these twenty children were about to embark on the biggest mission of their young lives.
Sponsored by the Forest- based charity WorldHelp, this choir made up of orphans from India, Nepal and the Phillipines spent the last nine months touring the United States.
From small, local churches to the stage at Disneyland, their gift of song helped put a human face on the plight of hungry and homeless children worldwide.
[SOT 12:01:24]

((MARK HOGSED/CHOIR DIRECTOR: INCREDIBLE RECEPTION. MOST OF THE TIME THEY WOULD GET A STANDING OVATION AS THEY LEFT THE STAGE.. PEOPLE JUST FELL IN LOVE WITH THE CHILDREN.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=with the children.]
[SOT 12:04:34]

((MIKE STEWART/WORLDHELP: ALL OF US GET EMOTIONAL ABOUT THINGS, BUT TO REALLY TAKE A STEP ABOUT GETTING INVOLVED, AND IT'S REALLY EASY WHEN SOMEBODY'S STANDING RIGHT THERE IN FRONT OF YOU. AND THESE TWENTY KIDS ARE JUST AN EXAMPLE OF 25 MILLION CHILDREN IN THE WORLD THAT HAVE NO PLACE TO CALL HOME.))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUT Q=to call home.]


But many soon will.
The tour helped find sponsors for more than 16- hundred needy children back home.
And some of the proceeds are already helping build orphanages in both Nepal and India.
[natsot 12:14:58]

((HERE WE GO.. 1,2,3..))
[RUNS= 03]


The children spent today posing and packing, knowing they were going home to a better life.
[SOT 12:11:15]

((SHOVA SUBEDI/NEPALESE ORPHAN: IT'S GOING TO BE DIFFERENT BECAUSE I LEARNED MANY NEW THINGS HERE ABOUT JESUS AND I CAN TEACH MY FAMILY ABOUT THAT AND ALL MY FRIENDS BACK HOME.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=back home.]
[SOT 12:08:34]

((STEWART: ONE OF OUR SPONSORS, ONE OF OUR PARTNERS IN ONE OF THE COUNTRIES SAID 'THIS COULD BE THEIR TICKET OUT OF POVERTY', BY JUST HAVING THE SKILLS OF ENGLISH AND BEING ABLE TO GET A BETTER JOB AND BEING ABLE TO GET A BETTER EDUCATION.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=better education.]


Thousands of others will too.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]


The orphan's choir is giving its last concert tonight at 6:30 at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg.

[Graduation-Rates]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


U-V-A leads the way for public four-year schools .. and Washington and Lee tops the private ones for student graduation rates across Virginia.
State figures compiled by a Norfolk newspaper show
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[TAKE PINNACLE PAGE FS]
91 per cent of U-V-A freshmen in 19-94 got their degrees within six years. The rates for schools in our region are Virginia Tech at 72 per cent, V-M-I with 65, and Radford with 46. [NEXT PAGE]
For private colleges, 88 per cent of Washington and Lee freshmen graduated within six years. Three women's schools .. Sweet Briar, Hollins, and Randolph-Macon Woman's .. were all above 60 per cent. [NEXT PAGE]
The numbers were lower for Roanoke, Lynchburg, Averett, Ferrum, and Liberty, which had one of the lowest graduation rates in the state at 30 per cent.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - the Avalanche wraps up its series with Wilmington. Roanoke is set to name it new NBDL hoop coach tomorrow. We'll tell you who it is.
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[VO-NAT]

Plus, we'll head down to the Barbers' camp for an inspiring story of a deaf camper.
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[S-Avs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-103 241TC]
[GRAPHIC=SALEM AVALANCHE]

The Salem Avalanche finished up their three game set with the Wilmington Blue Rocks this afternoon on a positive note.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Wilmington vs. Salem;:00]

Nearly 15 hundred fans showed up at Salem Memorial for the game, many will be right back in the area in the coming days as the Salem Fair take over the Civic Center grounds. This one was scoreless until the bottom of the 6th when Matt Holliday came on as a pinch hitter and lined this shot right off the WDBJ-7 sign in left center field. Two runs score on the play and Holliday ends up sliding over to third on a throwing error. It's 2-to-nothing Salem. That is all the Avs would need, but they got one more with two outs as Tino Sanchez squeezed home
[SUPER=37-Wilmington/0/Salem/3;]

Holliday with the base hit bunt. Salem beats Wilmington 3-to-nothing and opens a three game set in Lynchburg tomorrow night.
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[S-Rick]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-100 1309TC]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


The Big Leagues have been busy this afternoon as well. The Yankees clubbed the Indians 15-to-5 and the Braves beat the Phillies 10-to-4 to move into first place in the east for the first time this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Johnson City, TN/Last Night; :00]

Last night in Johnson City, Cardinals' big leaguer Rick Ankiel continued his comeback with a wicked outing in the Appalachian League. Ankiel struck out 14 batters last night and walked none in 6 innings against Princeton.
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[S-Deaf]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-98 tc 17:33]
[GRAPHIC=barbers]


A two man team has inspired the athletes and coaches at the NFL Twins Football Camp.
I'm not talking about Tiki and Ronde Barber, but two deaf teenagers.
Denise Allen has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Keith Farmer/Straight Street Youth Ministries; :25]
[SUPER=01-Walt Derey/All Stars Clinics Founder; :54]
[SUPER=@Denise1; :41]
[SUPER=01-Lionel "Pooh" Bentley/Interpreter; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=News 7 Sports]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=nat]

((whistles))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]


That's what football sounds like. But this is what Alan Morgan hears.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((no sound))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]


Alan enjoys sports and wanted to come to the NFL Twins Football Camp, but he's deaf.
That's where Lionel "Pooh" Bentley comes in, Pooh a member of "Straight Street Youth Ministries, " has SOME hearing with the use of a hearing aide.
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[SOT 10:02:56]
[IN Q=we asked]

((KEITH FARMER/STRAIGHT STREET MINISTRIES: WE ASKED POOH IF HE'D SERVE AS AN INTERPRETER AND AT 16 HE'S HELPING A 14 YEAR OLD FULFILL A DREAM OF COMING TO A CAMP.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=TO A CAMP]


Pooh reads the lips of the coaches, then signs the instructions to Alan.
But sometimes, no translation is needed.
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[SOT 10:31:36]
[IN Q=most of it]

((WALT DEREY/ALL-STAR CLINICS FOUNDER: MOST OF IT IS SEEING WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT AND IF YOU CAN SEE IT YOU CAN DO IT. A LOT OF IT IS GOING ON THE MOTION OF THE BALL. HE'D BE PERFECT ON DEFENSE BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT GOING TO DRAW HIM OFF WITH FAKE COUNTS.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=FAKE COUNTS]

DENISE ALLEN/ NEWS 7 SPORTS: POOH AND ALAN HAD NEVER MET BEFORE TODAY.
BUT NOW THEY ARE TEAMING UP AND INSPIRING BOTH FELLOW CAMPERS AND COACHES.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:32:07]
[IN Q=VERY]

((VERY INSPIRATIONAL. I THINK SOME OF THE KIDS HERE HAVE PICKED UP ON IT TOO. THE GROUP BOTH OF THEM ARE IN HAS RALLIED AROUND THEM, PICKED THEM UP.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=PICKED THEM UP]


Alan says he's grateful Pooh volunteered to be his interpreter and he's enjoyed meeting the Barbers.
But Pooh is a basketball player and his football allegiance lies else where.
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[SOT 10:08:28]
[IN Q=I'm happy]

((LIONEL "POOH" BENTLEY/ALAN'S INTERPRETER: I'M HAPPY, BUT THEY ARE NOT MY TEAM. MY FAVORITE TEAM IS THE DALLAS COWBOYS. BUT I LIKE THEM.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=I LIKE THEM]


Maybe Tiki and Ronde can convert this Cowboy into a Giant or Buc. Denise Allen News 7 Sports. ))

[S-NBDL]


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


The National Basketball Developmental League returns to Roanoke tomorrow to announce the man who will coach the Star City's entry in the league. Roanoke's bench boss will be Kent Davidson a former coach in both the CBA and USBL. He spent last season as the coach of the Dodge City Legend. This afternoon the Columbus, Georgia team named Jeff Malone its head coach. Malone played 13 years in the NBA spending most of his time with Bullets.

[S-Express]


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


The Roanoke Express has announced it's 2001-2002 regular season schedule.
The team will play 36 home games. 22 of those dates fall on either Friday or Saturday.
The Express opens the season with four home dates beginning with an October 12th meeting with Dayton at the Round House.
Roanoke also welcomes two new teams to the Northern Conference. The Reading Royals and Atlantic City are now members of the Northeast Division.

[S-IRL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-SP-96]
[GRAPHIC=RICHMOND]

The Indy Racing League sets up shop in the City of Monuments tomorrow for what promises to be a wickedly fast weekend.
The drivers are expected to qualify at over 165 miles an hour on the three quarter mile track. That translates into a 16 second lap.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="The...]
[SUPER=01-Robbie Buhl/IRL Driver; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=...GONNA BE GOOD."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

Fans who attend Saturday night's race will also get a chance to see Sarah Fisher - the IRL's top up an coming driver.

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