[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Virginia trial lawyers call for a moratorium on executions... even as the death penalty is an issue in a Roanoke c
ase.
[ANCHOR=Shan 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]


And one county gets ready to absorb 4-thousand new residents overnight.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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In sports, we will check in on Ronde and Tiki Barber to see how they are helping Roanoke football players get faster and quicker, Martinsville speedway news,
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[VO-NAT]


and an emotional day for Roanoke's new NBDL basketball coach as he was introduced.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


A few pop up thunderstorms will continue to roll across the region over the next couple of hours...I'll have your forecast....
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[SOT 12:26:09]
[IN Q=And]

((AND A MORATORIUM'S THE ANSWER NOW.))
[RUNS=:02]
[OUT Q=a moratorium's the answer now.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The two thousand member Virginia Trial Lawyers Association is the latest group to weigh in.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


They have three reasons why Virginia should stop executing prisoners until the system can be fixed.
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[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.

[Death-Penalty]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC52:52]


The Virginia College of Criminal Defense Attorneys has already asked for a moratorium.
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]


So have three local bar associations, eight newspapers, and three city councils, including Blacksburg and Lexington.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association is the latest group.
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[VO-NAT :09]
[SUPER=03-Jarratt/File Tape;]


Among the group's three concerns: the execution of the mentally retarded.
Virginia has executed a number of men with borderline I-Qs in recent years.
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[SOT 16:25:24]
[IN Q=That's an issue now]

((MATTHEW GEARY/VIRGINIA TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION: THAT'S AN ISSUE NOW THAT'S A HOT TOPIC NOW ACROSS THE UNITED STATES...ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.))
[SUPER=01-Matthew Geary/Virginia Trial Lawyers Association;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=one way or the other.]
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[VO-NAT :13]


The trial lawyers also say the new law to take effect next week does NOT fix Virginia's 21 day rule to their satisfaction.
And, they'd like to see defense attorneys better compensated to represent capital defendants.
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[Haynes]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-13 TC1:44:58]
[GRAPHIC=Haynes]

It may be another month before authorities know whether they've got the evidence to charge Christopher Haynes with CAPITAL murder. Haines is the Army enlisted man suspected of killing a Hooter waitress in Roanoke last January.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Right now Haynes stands indicted for FIRST- DEGREE murder. He tried to get rid of his court- appointed lawyer today, because he says Wayne Inge keeps pointing out he'd make more money if it were a CAPITAL case.
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[SOT 10:47:40]
[IN Q=I don't want]

((CHRISTOPHER HAYNES/MURDER SUSPECT; I DON'T WANT TO HEAR ABOUT HIS FINANCIAL SITUATION. I WANT TO HEAR ABOUT HOW I'M GOING TO BE REPRESENTED.))
[SUPER=01-Christopher Haynes/Murder Suspect]
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[OUT Q=going to be represented.]
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[VO-NAT]

The judge would not remove Inge. Instead Clifford Weckstein ADDED an attorney ...in case this becomes a capital case.
But it may be a moot point.
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[SOT 2:53:40]
[IN Q=The reality of it]

((DONALD CALDWELL/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; THE REALITY OF IT IS MR. HAYNES HAS VERY LITTLE CRIMINAL RECORD. SOME THOUGHT WOULD HAVE TO BE GIVEN TO WHETHER THIS IS A CASE WHERE A JURY WOULD BE LIKELY TO RETURN A DEATH SENTENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Donald Caldwell/Commonwealth's Attorney]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=likely to return a death sentence.]
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[V/O-NAT] The state crime lab is processing evidence that could show whether Tina Louise Foster was sexually assaulted in the course of the killing.
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[English]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-16 TC1:46:42]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Prosecutors hope one man's testimony will help convict two of his friends in the murder and robbery of a 61-year-old Rocky Mount man.
18-year-old Christopher Dorman pled guilty to the first-degree murder of Ralph English.
He'll serve 37 years ... and testify against two co-defendants.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


22-year-old Charlie English is charged with the capital murder of his former stepfather.
An investigator testified that English, Dorman and 14-year-old Alexander Hudson strangled the elder English in his bed with a boot lace and stole more than 6-thousand dollars.
The case was sent on to a grand jury.
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[Wythe-Industry]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]

Wythe County is welcoming a new business and new jobs. West Virginia based Swanson Industries says it will open a division in Rural Retreat within the next two-months. The company builds products for hydraulic, construction and mining industries. A county spokesman says initially 30-workers will be hired and that within three-years 60 additional positions are expected.

[Rowe-Furniture]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=501-04 TC25:37]
[GRAPHIC=Rowe Furniture]


It's a sink or swim market for furniture manufacturers, but Rowe says it's treading water.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Elliston/September]


The Elliston-based upholstery manufacturer says it plans to add a new production line in two weeks.
Slowing sales forced Rowe to cut one hundred thirty workers back in January -- but things are picking up.
Rowe will hire between twelve and twenty four people to start the new production line.
That number could reach 50 if the market improves.
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[Roanoke-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#01-28 TC35:48]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]

The race for Roanoke City Sheriff is heating up. This afternoon, Octavia Johnson - the Republican candidate - announced SHE'S running.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Kate/Microwave]

Kate Weidaw is in downtown Roanoke tonight with more.
[Live=KAte Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=419-Kate Weidaw/kweidaw*wdbj7.com;]
[SUPER=405-Roanoke;]
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(Rollcue: that's something she didn't do.)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Normally it's been our]
[SUPER=401-George McMillan/(D) Roanoke City Sheriff Candidate;]
[SUPER=401-Octavia Johnson/(R) Roanoke City Sheriff Candidate; :12]
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[OUT Q=he would say no.]
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[vo-nat]
[SUPER=403-Roanoke]
(kate ad lib)
[VO OUT-Q=it's not about politics. Rather it's about becoming Sheriff.]
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[SUPER=405-Roanoke;]
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[Double Boxes=Keith and Kate/Microwave]



[Campaign-Websites]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC40:48]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


When Republicans and Democrats picked their statewide tickets this year, we wanted to make sure you could find out more about each candidate.
So we put links to their websites on our Internet home page.
But as Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls reports, simply typing in their names could lead you astray.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Mark Earley says the Internet]
[SUPER=@MarkWarner; : ]
[SUPER=420-Ellen Qualls/equalls*wdbj7.com; :]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7.]

(( Mark Earley says the Internet is like the wild, wild west: full of the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Mark Warner calls the Internet a wild and woolly place.
But a scan of this year's candidate websites shows it can just be a downright weird place.
[nat sot ]
[runs= 02; fade]


Whichwarner-dot-com is a Republican Party of Virginia creation.
It aims to make Democrat Mark Warner a comical flip-flopper.
But the more insidious attack is found at markwarner2001.com.... a mistake anyone looking for warner's real site --which is dot-org might make.
It's done by a Tidewater man who obviously has an Internet ax to grind with Mark Warner.
[sot 10:54:26]

((MARK WARNER: PEOPLE THAT TRY TO ABUSE...NOT GONNA INTERFERE WITH OUR CAMPAIGN.))
[RUNS= 16 ]


Nor he hopes will MarkWarner-dot-com.
That domain was already taken by a European resort vacation company, that caters especially singles and couples... and promises adult conversation and late night drinks.
But simply type in Earley-dot-org, and you'll see the smiling face of Jay Earley, PhD.
He's a "transformational pyschologist and social change agent."
Type in Earley-dot-COM, and you get a futuristic Internet management systems company.
Nice website though.
Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Tim Kaine obviously didn't move fast enough to register his full name.
Tim Kaine 2001 -dot-org links you to a right wing news and opinion page.
Among its issues, is Budweiser promoting homosexuality?
Kaine says he supports gay marriage... so the site's NOT completely unrelated.
But you may have the most fun with Republican Jay Katzen.
The career diplomat speaks a number of languages.
So he'll have fun at Katzen.org, a German language website for cat lovers.
Even if you're looking for how to donate to Jay's campaign, you might check out the furry Chinchilla.
But type carefully.
Katzen.net is a little more sinister looking.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))

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


Divers hit the water at Philpott Lake again.
That's next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]


And after nearly two months in seclusion, Roanoke's baby snow leopards are meeting the public.
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[Lake-Search]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-29 TC28:20]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Another day of diving in Philpott Lake turned up nothing.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Divers searched for more than 6 hours today, concentrating their efforts near Union Bridge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co./Yesterday]


They're looking for evidence in the Ether Adean Smith Murder case as well as a missing Nelson County man.
Divers continue to face such low visibility that they are searching more by touch than by sight.
The Henry County Sheriff's department plans to halt diving until after the July Fourth holiday because of increased boat traffic on the lake.
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[Clifton-Forge]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC1:42:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The City of Clifton Forge is about to go away.
Not entirely, of course, but as of Sunday it will no longer be a city. That's when Clifton Forge will become the second Virginia city to revert to a town.
The community will now become part of Alleghany County, which has been scrambling for nearly four months to prepare for the change.
Richard Lesko has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Four thousand residents...]
[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge; :00]
[SUPER=03-Covington; :16]
[SUPER=01-Butch Simpson/Alleghany Co. Sheriff; :26]
[SUPER=01-Chris Alderson/Alleghany Co. Commonwealth's Attorney; :41]
[SUPER=01-Noel Beach/Alleghany Co. Director of Public Works; 1:05]
[SUPER=@Richard2; 1:13]
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[OUT Q=RL, N7, Clifton Forge]

(( Four thousand new residents -- overnight. That is exactly what's happening in Alleghany County this weekend.
It's big change .. in very little time .. as the county takes over everything from tax records to garbage pickup in Clifton Forge.
The County Sheriff's Department will now patrol town streets, and with three new deputies, the sheriff says he's ready to take on the added territory.
[SOT - TIME CODE]
[INQ=I don't expect...]

((SHERIFF C.E. "BUTCH" SIMPSON/ALLEGHANY CO. SHERIFF; I DON'T EXPECT ANY MAJOR PROBLEMS. THERE WILL BE A TRANSITION PERIOD, AND THERE WILL ALWAYS BE PROBLEMS THAT WILL POP UP))
[OUTQ=we're set to go.]
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Also making the move will be all of Clifton Forge's court system, meaning the County's courts will be a little more crowded.
[SOT - 11:53:28]
[INQ=We'll have more...]

((CHRIS ALDERMAN/ALLEGHANY CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; WE'LL HAVE MORE COURT DATES, COURT TIME, MORE CASES TO TRY, BUT I THINK IT WILL BE MANAGEABLE.))
[OUTQ=will be manageable]
[RUNS= 10]


Alleghany County will also take over public works in Clifton Forge, adding sewer, water, and trash pickup to the county's duties...
And while the governments of Clifton Forge and Alleghany County adjust to the new town, residents must get used to the new name...
[SOT 12:03:08]
[INQ=It'll be some changes...]

((NOEL BEACH/ALLEGHANY CO. DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS; IT'LL BE SOME CHANGES FOR SOME COUNTY PEOPLE AS WELL AS THE TOWN OF CLIFTON FORGE, I HAVE TO GET USED TO SAYING THAT. THAT'S A LITTLE DIFFERENT ALSO...))
[OUTQ=a little different also]
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Clifton Forge will look the same Sunday, but anyone living there goes to sleep in a city .. and wakes up in a town.

Richard Lesko, News 7, Clifton Forge.))

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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A ruling in the Microsoft case, better than expected employment data and the latest interest rate cut combined to give stocks a boost. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/131.37/10566.21/x/50.89/2129.63;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW climbed 131 points.
NASDAQ gained 51.
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[Tobacco-Settlement]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Settlement]


Tobacco settlement money will fund community improvements in Franklin and Patrick Counties.
Franklin County got 507-thousand dollars today to fund an adult education and training center, as well as a tobacco heritage exhibit.
Patrick County won about 170-thousand dollars to promote economic development.

[longwood]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kle]
[TAPE#=01-18 TC1:31:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Salem landmark will soon house the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Restoration and expansion of the Carriage House in Longwood Park began this morning.
The Chamber is raising 250 thousand dollars for the project through private donations.
Once the project is complete it will house the chamber of commerce offices and board rooms.
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[Sports tease]


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


Roanoke's new pro basketball coach is introduced today, track notes from Martinsville speedway and Danville's track
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[VO-NAT]

and Ronde and Tiki Barber move their twins camp inside to work on speed, agility and quickness with area high schoolers.
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[S-Barbers]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-98]
[GRAPHIC=Ronde & Tiki Barber]


Speed, agility and quickness drills inside replaced the outside festivities at the Ronde and Tiki Barber NFL Twins camp as the final two segments kicked off on the Steam's turf today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Ronde and Tiki presented their second annual speed, agility and quickness clinic in conjunction with Kansas assistant strength and conditioning coach Matt Link. It was all business until someone interrupted Tiki's interview.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="]
[SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/Giants Leading Rusher; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ronde Barber/Buccaneers Defensive Back; :16]
[RUNS=:31]
[OUT Q=......through the years"]
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[VO-NAT]


About 50 high school football players went through drills that will help prepare the athlete for college football and in other sports as well.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="it will also]
[SUPER=01-Jim Hickam/Northside Head Football Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Copper/Northside Junior Lineman; :17]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=....into practice"]
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[S-Martinsville]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-104 247 TC]
[GRAPHIC=MARTINSVILLE S'WAY]


The Martinsville Speedway has long been a key member of Henry County's business community.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]


And today track president Clay Campbell made sure that the track also does it's part for young people in the area. Campbell announced that the track has formed a non profit children's foundation to help kids in need. With the help of a race week golf tournament that will feature a number of Winston Cup drivers the foundation hopes to raise 50 thousand dollars this first year.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="IT WILL...]
[SUPER=01-Clay Campbell/Martinsville Speedway President; :00]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=....other than children."]
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[VO-NAT]


In other news, when race fans return to the track in October, the speedway's land mark lake will be gone, filled in in the name of parking.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We need...]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=...to have to do."]

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[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-105]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 sports]


The Virginia International Raceway just outside of Danville in Alton is playing host to a huge weekend of road course racing this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alton; :00]


This afternoon some of the top motorcycle racers in the country got their first look at the track. The formula USA series is head lining the Virginia festival of speed that begins three days of racing tomorrow.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Here...]
[SUPER=01-Laura Comstock/VIR Public Relations; :05]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=...AROUND TO."]
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[VO-NAT]


The street stock grand am series also will race at Virginia International raceway this weekend.
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[S-NDBL]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-97]
[GRAPHIC=NBDL]


Roanoke's National Basketball Development League team has it's head basketball coach.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Kent Davison was introduced at an 11 am news conference at the Roanoke Civic Center today. He has coached in the CBA and, currently, is coaching a team in the United States Basketball league playoffs. He recently lost his mom and his new job brought out some inner feelings.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="]
[SUPER=01-Kent Davison/Roanoke's NBDL Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=....Roanoke Virginia"]
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[VO-NAT]

His son Andrew is a six foot 1 high school rising junior. He will try and play at Cave Spring. He is with the Knights this weekend in Richmond for a team camp.
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[TAPE#=01-24 TC41:05]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Mill Mountain Zoo wants to introduce you to its much heralded snow leopard cubs.
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The male and female are on display in the snow leopard pen for the first time since being born almost 2-months ago. Zoo handlers say the cats are now eating meat and growing steadily. They now weigh close to 6-pounds. Despite some apprehension on mom Tasha's part this morning, the cubs took to life in the public eye like old pros.
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[SOT 4:17:50-4:17:55]
[IN Q=Oh, they come right up...]

((DAVE WOOD/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO; OH, THEY COME RIGHT UP AND THEY STARE AT THE PEOPLE. I THINK THEY'RE AS CURIOUS ABOUT US AS WE ARE ABOUT THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Wood/Mill Mountain Zoo;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=as we are about them.]
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[VO-NAT]

The cubs will be on display every day, weather permitting. (------------)