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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

At least one more season. That's how long the Roanoke Express is guaranteed to stay in the Star City. Plus, a popular South Carolina vacation destination is recovering from a trio of tornadoes. We'll show you what happened at Myrtle Beach.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


Those stories and more on News 7, next.

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[SOT 21:17:16]
[IN Q=I don't think]

((JIM EVANS: I DON'T THINK THERE IS ANY DOUBT WE'LL HAVE A HOCKEY TEAM HERE IN THE BUILDING WHETHER IT'S THE EXISTING OWNERSHIP OR ANOTHER GROUP.))
[RUNS=5]
[OUT Q=another group.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Roanoke Express isn't leaving the Star City any time soon.
Another hockey season will return to the Round House
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[ANCHOR=SHANNON]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good Evening I'm Shannon Young, Jean has the night off.

[Express-News]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#01-36 TC16:12]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


The director of the Roanoke Civic Center says the East Coast Hockey League has confirmed the Roanoke Express will return for the 2001- 2002 season.
But the ownership of the team is still in question.
Roanoke Civic Center Director Jim Evans has told News 7 that the E-C-H-L has committed the Express to another season in Roanoke and has scheduled 36 games.
Even if the franchise is purchased Evans says the team will remain in Roanoke for the upcoming season.
Kate Weidaw reports.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Evans/Roanoke Civic Center Director; :16]
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[OUT Q=franchise to Roanoke]

(([NATS OF HOCKEY]
[RUNS= 2]


The Roanoke Express is not only a crowd pleaser, the team brings in big bucks for the Roanoke Civic Center. That's why Jim Evans is happy the team is staying for the upcoming season.

[SOT 21:17:35]
[INQ=]

((JIM EVANS: WE HAVE THE COMMITMENT FROM THE LEAGUE OFFICE THAT HOCKEY WILL REMAIN HERE SO WE'RE CONFIDENT THAT WILL BE THE CASE.))
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Evans says even if the ownership of the team changes hands the Express will return for the 2001-2002 season.

[SOT 21:18:36]
[INQ=]

((JIM EVANS: THE CURRENT OWNERSHIP MADE THE COMMITMENT THEY WERE GOING TO PLAY HERE NEXT YEAR AT THE LEAGUE MEETING RECENTLY AND IF THEY SELL THE FRANCHISE IT WILL PLAY HERE.))
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Now a top priority Evans says is restoring the public's confidence in the team. With fewer and fewer fans going to the games each year, showing the new ownership Roanoke wants the Express is important.

[SOT 21:19:29]
[INQ=]

((JIM EVANS: I THINK IF THAT IS STEPPED UP AND THE COMMUNITY BUYS INTO THE NEW OWNERSHIP THAT COMES ALONG AND THE CREDIBILITY IS RESTORED I THINK THEY WILL HAVE SUCCESSFUL ATTENDANCE AGAIN.))
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But if the Express does leave town at the end of next season, Evans says the East Coast Hockey League promises to bring another franchise to Roanoke.))
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=HOLD]


That was Kate Weidaw reporting
Express fans who don't want to see the hockey team leave the Star City after next year will rally in front of the Roanoke Express office on Campbell Avenue tomorrow morning at 10.

[Missing-Woman]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=01-32 TC20:01]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke Police are hoping someone will remember seeing any one of three vehicles .. and help solve the case of Jennifer Barker, the woman missing since showing up for work at Roanoke's main post office more than a week ago.
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[VO-NAT]

[Car Pic preproduced tonight]
We'll start with a red Mitsubishi Galant with temporary tags.
Investigators believe Dewey Summerlin drove this car between Tuesday June 26th and Monday July 2nd. [Summerlin Pic from 01-19 1:19:05]
Police have described Summerlin as a suspect in the disappearance of [Barker Pic from 01-19 1:19:05] Jennifer Barker late last month. It's possible one or both were in this car. [Van Pic from 01-19 1:19:05]
They're also looking for anyone who may have seen either in a 1996 Ford Windstar van, which police have stated may have been used in Barker's abduction. [LICENSE PLATE Pre-Pro Page Earles produces tonight]
Right now, police believe Summerlin may be driving a green 90's Honda Accord, with temporary Virginia tag W-713-518. [CRIMELINE Pre-Pro page Earles produces tonight]
If you know anything about any of these vehicles, Roanoke police would like to hear from you.
You can call "Crimeline" at 344-85 hundred.
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[Police-Missing]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-25 TC1:16:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke City Police say Jennifer Barker's case is different from other missing persons cases because of the number of days she's been missing.
Detectives say most people who are reported missing show up two to three days after a report is filled.
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[SOT 4:04]
[IN Q=normally they]

((LT. WILLIAM ALTHOFF: NORMALLY THEY ARE SOLVED BY THE PERSON RETURNING HOME OR THE PERSON CALLING A RELATIVE AND SAYING I'M HERE I'M OKAY.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. William Althoff/Roanoke City Police Department]
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[OUT Q=I'm here I'm okay.]
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[ANCHOR=SHANNON]
[SS=None]


Althoff says phone calls from the public always help find people who have been reported missing.

[McPherson-Case]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=01-39 TC20:41]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The discovery of a body in Philpott Lake is giving one sheriff hope that a 14-year old murder mystery in his own family may still be solved.
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[VO-NAT]

John Colclasure has been in jail for a murder that Sheriff B-B McPherson believes he didn't commit. It was the murder of the sheriff's brother, Gene McPherson.
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.;]

And McPherson says he has good reason to believe the wrong man is in custody.
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[SOT 2:06:05]
[IN Q= After everything]

((2:06:05 - AFTER EVERYTHING WAS DONE AND OVER WITH I OFFERED HIM $15,000 CASH MONEY IF HE'D JUST TELL ME WHERE GENE'S REMAINS WERE WITH NO QUESTIONS ASKED -- 2:06:14))
[SUPER=01-Billy McPherson/Craig Co. Sheriff]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=no questions asked.]
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[VO-NAT]

Colclasure never did lead McPherson to his brother's body and the Sheriff says, that, along with new leads in the case, is reason enough for him to believe the real killer is not the one in jail. McPherson says the offer he made is still on the table. Anyone who can lead him to his brother's body will get the money.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE] We will bring the latest developments in this story to you in Virginia Newsreel... on News 7 Sunday Morning, beginning at 8.
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[Presley-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=net]
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A Mississippi sheriff who was a cousin of Elvis Presley is dead.
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[VO NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-Tupelo, MI;]

Authorities in Lee County say Harold Ray Presley died today following a shootout with a man who had been fleeing from authorities near tupelo. Presley found the man in a shed and apparently was shot several times but managed to return fire, killing the suspect.

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[SOT at :15]

((BARBARA BARNETT/FRIEND: HERALD R. PRESLEY WAS A HANDS ON SHERIFF. THAT'S WHY HE WAS THERE AT MIDNIGHT CHASING SOMEBODY. HE WOULD HAVE DONE IT FOR ANYBODY IN THIS COUNTY AND I DON'T KNOW IF WE WILL EVER HAVE ANOTHER SHERIFF THAT WOULD BE H.R. PRESLEY.))
[SUPER=01-Barbara Barnett/Friend;]
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[OUT Q=that would be H.R. Preseley.]
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[VO-NAT]

The shooting marks the second time in four months that a Mississippi sheriff has died in the line of duty. The 53-year old Presley had been sheriff since 1993.
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[FL-Hostage]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The flag outside police headquarters in Tampa Florida is at half-staff tonight after the shooting death of an officer.

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[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL;]

Lois Marrero was chasing a bank robbery suspect when she was killed. The 19-year Tampa police veteran was shot three times as she approached the gunman. One witness said Marrero never had a chance. Friends say she'll be remembered for being good at her job.
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[SOT at :15]
[IN Q=She was just a little firecracker...]
[SUPER=01-Steve Cole/Former Police Spokesman;]
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[OUT Q=She loved being a cop.]
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[VO-NAT]

The suspect then holed up in an apartment Four hours later, he shot and killed himself. Marrero was the first female officer in the Tampa Police department ever to be killed in the line of duty.
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[Bowles]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=None]
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A Bedford County woman faces a murder charge for the April shooting death of her ex- husband.
46- year- old Walter L. Morris was shot in the stomach April 12th.. he died of complications from the injury May 31st.
His ex-wife.. 32- year- old Angelia Michelle Bowles.. reportedly admitted to shooting him during an argument.
She remains free on bond.

[Tinker-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-35 TC20:09]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fire]

A fire in Botetourt County has scorched part of the Appalachian Trail.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]

Nearly 20 firefighters worked on the five-acre fire on Tinker Mountain. Steep terrain slowed down efforts to extinguish the blaze, but officials say they have the fire about 50-percent contained. Firefighters are blaming the blaze on lightning or an unextinguished campfire. No homes were threatened.
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[Teacher-Pay]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC1:56:00]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


When it comes to hiring teachers, many school districts have learned money talks.
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[VO-NAT]


A nationwide teacher shortage has forced many school districts to offer incentives to attract teachers to the classroom.
Roanoke County offers a one thousand dollar signing bonus.
New teachers in Pittsylvania County can earn up to two thousand dollars for having such things as a masters degree and certification.
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[SOT 13:58]
[IN Q=It is our opinion]

((DR. JERRY WEBB/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SUPERINTENDENT: IT IS OUR OPINION THAT THERE ARE CERTAIN AREAS NOW FOR WHICH WE GET FEWER AND FEWER CANDIDATES AND IN SOME CASES NO CANDIDATES WITHOUT SOME FORM OF INTERVENTION OR INCENTIVES AND ONLY IN THE FUTURE ITS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Webb/Pittsylvania Co. Superintendent]
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[OUT Q=to get worse]
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[VO-NAT]


Districts are having a lot of trouble filling positions in math, science, and special education.
Virginia's Department of Education estimates schools will need to hire more than ten thousand teachers in the next year.
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[Barker]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Breaking news to tell you about.
The Franklin County Sheriff has confirmed that Dewey Lee Summerlin has been shot and killed by a deputy in Rocky Mount.
Jennifer Barker was not hurt in the shooting.
She is now at the Franklin County Sheriff's office in Rocky Mount.
Summerlin's son was also at the scene and is also unhurt.
We'll have more details as they become available.
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still to come on News 7, another accident involving a Kennedy. We'll show you why Eunice Kennedy Shriver is in the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]


And next, you're never too young to get passionate about a hobby. We'll meet the next generation of race car drivers.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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[SOT]
[IN Q="hey sports...]
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[OUT Q=....in sports."]

((Hey sports fans check this out, Civic Center manager Jim Evans says the Express will play in Roanoke this season, Dodge has the first 4 spots at Daytona, Sterling Marlin capturing the pole for the Pepsi 400, Mark McGwire says reports that he is thinking about retiring are premature and Patrick Rafter advances to the men's single final at Wimbledon.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Little-Racers]


[ANCHOR=Shannon ]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Auto racing has never been more popular than it is today, even amongst the littlest of racers.
Bobbi Harley talked to two kids-- one following in his father's footsteps and the other forging his own path.
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[SOT]
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[***SUPERS ON TAPE***]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New Smyrna Beach Florida.]

[***QUICK OUT***]

[Eunice-Kennedy]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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[WRITER=syo]
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Eunice Kennedy Shriver is in the hospital after a head-on car collision.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hyannis, MA;]

Police say Shriver's Jeep Cherokee was hit head-on by pick-up truck yesterday. The driver was cited for making an illegal turn. Authorities say Shriver was cited for not wearing her seat belt and for having an expired vehicle registration. She is hospitalized in good condition with a broken left leg. Shriver is the sister of the late President John F. Kennedy and the mother of N-B-C's Maria Shriver.
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[Kilgore-Webs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC1:01:50]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


Virginia's 2001 political campaigns are taking on a decidedly modern flavor.
"Cybersquatting" is starting to be a common complaint.
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[VO-NAT :27]


The latest victim is Republican Jerry Kilgore.
Type in the web domain name "Kilgore 2001-dot-COM" or "dot-ORG" and you're immediately linked to the opposition's website.
Kilgore called it a "disingenuous gimmick" that represents "the ugly side of modern campaigns."
Democrat Donald McEachin says it's NOT his doing -- and Kilgore should do enough "basic fact checking and basic lawyering" to find that out if he wants to be Attorney General.
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[Anchor=Shannon]
[SS=HOLD]


The domains are registered to a northern Virginia Young Democrat.
NEWS 7 could NOT reach him today.
But Donald McEachin says he should relinquish the domain names to the Kilgore campaign.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]

Up next, a local company is all pumped up over its part in a medical breakthrough.
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[VO-NAT]

And later, an explosion destroys a Pennsylvania apartment complex, but leaves one woman's life savings alone.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Artificial-Heart]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-13 TC1:56:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The world's first self-contained artificial heart is pumping inside a patient.
And a Radford Company helped make it happen.
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[VO-NAT]


History was made earlier this week, when the battery powered heart was implanted in a terminally ill patient at a Kentucky hospital.
[SUPER=03-Radford]


Kollmorgen in Radford was responsible for developing and producing the motor that makes the heart pump.
The motor consists of two components and is only an inch in diameter.
The heart was designed to fit into the body without the need for wires or tubes sticking through the skin.
Kollmorgen specializes in motion controlled products.
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[Money-Found]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]

An apartment gets hit by flames and a flood. And inside... a lifetime of savings of an elderly woman are untouched.
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[VO-NAT 20:18:05]
[SUPER=03-Hatboro, PA;]

Month after month a Pennsylvania woman cashed her checks and deposited the money in a dresser drawer in her home. But during Tropical Storm Allison, a natural gas explosion caused her apartment to go up in flames, destroying most of the building. After the fire she sent an insurance claim agent inside to retrieve her money.
And there it was, 181 envelopes full of cash totaling 420 THOUSAND dollars. Her stash was safe.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Extra Point]
[GRAPHIC=Sports Logo]


The Express will play at the Roanoke Civic Center no matter who owns the team this season and Patrick Rafter advances to the men's final at Wimbledon.
But first our Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :]


Major League Baseball has fined Pirates manager Lloyd McClendon 1-thousand dollars for walking off the field with first base during a game last week against Milwaukee.
After being ejected by first base umpire Rick Reed he tucked the base under his left arm and marched to the dugout.
And here are tonight's numbers.
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[S-EXPRESS]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=SP-99 (22:07)]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Express]


No matter who owns the team, The Express will be playing at the Roanoke Civic Center this season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Jim Evans, the Director of the Roanoke Civic Center says the East Coast Hockey League has guaranteed the Express will play at the Round House for the 2001- 2002 season. 36 games have already been scheduled.
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[SOT 21:17:45]
[IN Q=they have specifically]

((JIM EVANS/ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER: THEY HAVE SPECIFICALLY TOLD ME THAT THERE WILL BE A TEAM HERE NEXT YEAR, THAT THE SCHEDULE IS SET AND IT'S NOT GOING TO CHANGE AND THEY HAVE SAID IF THE TEAM MOVES ON NEXT YEAR THERE WILL BE A FRANCHISE IN THIS BUILDING.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Evans/Roanoke Civic Center Director]
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[OUT Q=in this building.]
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[ANCHOR=ROY]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]

Mike Doyle, the General Manager of the Express says there's no movement on the sell of the team at this time.

[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-95 (47:31)]
[GRAPHIC=Pepsi 400]


Dodge will start in the top 4 positions when the green flag drops tonight for the Pepsi 400 at Daytona.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona, FL/TNT; :]


Sterling Marlin sits on the pole after turning the 2 mile track in a speed of 183 point 778 miles per hour.
South Boston's Ward Burton was on the outside, Stacy Compton was third and Casey Atwood fourth and here's a look at the starting field.
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[SUPER=0107-6. Andy Houston//7. John Andretti//8. Joe Nemechek//9. Mark Martin//10. Kevin Harvick//;]
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[SUPER=0107-11. Jeff Purvis//12. Ricky Craven//13. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//14. Dave Blaney//15. Matt Kenseth//;]
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[SUPER=0107-16. Dave Marcis//17. Kyle Petty//18. Bill Elliottt//19. Dale Jarrett//20. Kevin Lepage//;]
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[SUPER=0107-21. Ricky Rudd//22. Michael Waltrip//23. Mike Skinner//24. Rusty Wallace//25. Jason Leffler//;]
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[SUPER=0107-26. Steve Park//27. Jimmy Spencer//28. Kurt Busch//29. Terry Labonte//30. Jeff Burton//;]
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[SUPER=0107-31. Todd Bodine//32. Rick Mast//33. Bobby Labonte//34. Bobby Hamilton//35. Robert Pressley//;]
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[SUPER=0107-36. Tony Stewart//37. Johnny Benson/Prov/38. Elliott Sadler/Prov/39. Ken Schrader/Prov/40. Jerry Nadeau/Pro

v/;]
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[SUPER=0107-41. Jeremy Mayfield/Prov/42. Mike Wallace/Prov/43. Brett Bodine/Prov/;]
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[S-Mets]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-97 (20:50)]
[GRAPHIC=METS/YANKEES]


The Major League baseball scheduled highlighted Interleague play in New York between the Yankees and Mets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/FOX SPORTS; :]


New York scored 3 in the first.
Jorge Posada hits the grounder through the gap into left field scoring Derek Jeter to make it 1 to nothing Yankees.
[SUPER=35-N.Y. Yankees/8/N.Y. Mets/3/;]


Then leading 4 to nothing Alfonso Soriano gets all of this pitch sending it over the left centerfield wall to make it 7 to 1 and New York goes on to win it 8 to 3.
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[S-McGwire]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-101 (14:51)]
[GRAPHIC=MLB Logo]


Mark McGwire says reports in a St. Louis news paper are off base when it comes to his retirement.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :]


McGwire says he thinks about retirement but doesn't know when it will come. He's stuck in the worst slump of his career at 0 and 29.
He did say it would take at least a year from him to be full strength from a recent knee injury
The 37 year old first baseman said he was embarrassed about the slump that has dropped his average to 183.
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[Anchor=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


McGwire is in the first year of a 2 year 30 million dollar contract that he signed this season.
Sterling Marlin captures the pole for the Pepsi 400. More later this morning.

[S-Duke]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-102 tc 16:47]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Steam]


If you think you know what a workday is like for a football coach.
Meet Duke Strager and your perspective will change.
Denise Allen and photographer Scott Ayres followed the Steam's linemen coach for a day.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Duke Strager/Tim's Teacher; :35]
[SUPER=@Denise2; :47]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; 1:34]
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[OUT Q=News 7 sports]


((
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[SOT 16:18:17]
[IN Q=you know]

((DUKE STRAGER: YOU KNOW THIS IS ON CAMERA ALL YOUR OTHER GIRLFRIENDS ARE GOING TO BE JEALOUS. TIM CLEMENS: GIRLFRIEND.))
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[OUT Q=GIRLFRIEND]


Tim Clemens and Duke Strager visit the Blacksburg Municipal Building nearly everyday.
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[SOT 16:19:13]
[IN Q=we'll show]

((DUKE: WE'LL SHOW DENISE WHERE THE OFFICE IS. WE SPEND 25-30 MINUTES HERE EVERYDAY.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=EVERYDAY]


Tim is autistic. It's Duke's job to help Tim adjust to the world around him.
At 24, Tim has completed high school. He's a math whiz, but has some trouble communicating.
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[SOT 15:09:34]
[IN Q=his brain]
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[OUT Q=that might come out]


The daily routine continues with some chores, a stop at the grocery store to pick up some things for Tim's mom.
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[SOT 16:25:18]
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((WHAT'S UP BUDDY.))
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[SOT 16:35:15]
[IN Q=THE FIRST THING]
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[OUT Q=TALK TO carl]


Breaking from the routine can be very upsetting to an autistic person.
But Duke has found a way to ease Tim into new situations.
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Tim and Duke have friends everywhere. And these daily visits have helped Tim communicate with others.
Duke draws on his coaching experience, which includes a stint with Virginia Tech in the late 80's, The Roanoke Rush in the 90's and now the Steam, when helping Tim.
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The linemen coach's day ends where you probably expected, when this story began, on the football field.
Tim has become quite student of the game as well.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports. ))

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Patrick Rafter moved into his second straight Wimbledon final yesterday.
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Rafter was playing Andre Agassi for the third straight time in the semi finals.
The two time U.S. Open champ would take it to the limit in a marathon match with Agassi.
And when Rafter fired the last winner he wouild take the match in five sets, 2-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, and 8-6. Rafter lost in the finals last year to Pete Sampras.
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Rafter will play the winner of the tim Henman Goran Ivanisevic match that was postponed until later today.
Henman has won 2 of the three sets played.
That's it for sports, have a great day everybody.

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We want to bring you some more information on that fatal shooting in Rocky Mount.
Once again, the Franklin County Sheriff says Dewey Lee Summerlin was killed by a deputy tonight.
Jennifer Barker, the woman he was suspected of abducting, is safe.
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Kate Weidaw is near the scene now.
Kate, what can you tell us?
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