[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

A local sheriff concludes a man who admitted to killing the sheriff's brother doesn't know what he's talking about
.
[ANCHOR=Shan 2-Shot]
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[V/O-NAT]
And we'll take a look at a 5-acre forest fire on Tinker Mountain in Roanoke County.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Head]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, No matter who owns the Roanoke Express this upcoming ECHL season the team will play its games at the Roanoke Civic center.
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[VO-NAT]


And Dodge led by Sterling Marlin was the car to beat during qualifying at Daytona for the Pepsi 400.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


We have the hot and humid forecast to kick off the weekend. While tornadoes are reported at Myrtle Beach. Details coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]


When a body was found in Philpott Lake last month, one sheriff took a personal interst.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


He hoped divers had found his murdered brother.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I hope everyday]

((I HOPE EVERYDAY WE'LL HEAR SOMETHING THAT'LL BRING CLOSURE TO IT BUT SO FAR IT HASN'T HAPPENED ))
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=it hasn't happened.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[McPherson-Case]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=01-19 TC1:22:13]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
[ANCHOR=Shanno 2-Shot]


The body found in Philpott Lake turned out to be that of a Martinsville woman missing for some ten years.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Nevertheless, it renewed Craig County Sheriff B-B McPherson's hope that a murder mystery in his own family may one day be solved.
(//////SOT/////)
[IN-Q=The first thing]
[SUPER=01-Billy McPherson/Craig Co. Sheriff; :00]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.; :14]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT-Q=lead him to his brother's remains.]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT from MCPHERSON TAPE TC 2:04:59]
[IN Q=THE FIRST THING I]

((2:04:59 -- THE FIRST THING I THOUGHT WAS IT'S GENE AND EVERYBODY THAT I TALKED TO IN THE COUNTY THAT HEARD IT THOUGHT THE SAME THING - 2:05:07)) [RUNS 08]
[OUT Q=THOUGHT THE SAME THING]

[Ether Adean Smith pic coming into focus from tape 01-22 1:03:22] When the body was identified as that of Ether Adean Smith - Billy McPherson [Sheriff walk shot today from MCPHERSON tape TC 2:26:32] felt he was back to square one in one of only TWO murder cases he's worked in his thirty years as Sheriff. [Gene McPherson picture from tape 87-59 TC 21:27] The 1987 case that still has McPherson searching for answers - is the murder of his brother. [Colclasure walk shot from FILE MCPHERSON TAPE TC 40:48] Though John Colclasure pleaded guilty to the crime - and [ground search footage from FILE MCPHERSON TAPE TC 21:40] extensive searches were conducted - Gene McPherson's [dive search footage from FILE MCPHERSON TAPE TC 39:54] body was never found. Sheriff McPherson says what happened AFTER all the media attention died down - [Sheriff McPherson today from MCPHERSON tape sitting at desk] convinced him that this career criminal is NOT the man who murdered his brother.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT from MCPHERSON TAPE TC 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)) [RUNS 09]
[OUT Q=NO QUESTIONS ASKED]

[back to Colclasure walk shot from FILE MCPHERSON tape TC 40:51] But the Sheriff says Colclasure couldn't deliver... after he had repeatedly said he would lead police to the body for just 5-thousand dollars. [McPherson today from MCPHERSON tape TC 2:25:08] Sheriff McPherson says there ARE new leads in this case - but he can't reveal them at this time. And he says the offer he made Colclasure is good for anyone... [Gene McPherson picture from FILE MCPHERSON tape TC 39:06] There's a 15 - THOUSAND dollar reward for the person who can lead him to his brother's remains. ))
(++++++++++)

[WIPE TO PINNACLE NEWS 7 SUNDAY MORNING ]
[ANCHOR=Keith]

We'll have much more on the Gene McPherson case and his brother's quest to solve it... in Virginia Newsreel... on News 7 Sunday Morning, beginning at 8.
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[Bowles]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


A Bedford County woman is facing 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 shooting him during an argument.
She remains free on bond.

[Parris]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-17 TC1:17:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The suspect says the other guy was threatening to go get a gun and kill him- -though 40- year old Keith Anthony Dillard was unarmed at the time.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It all happened during a cookout at the Hunt Manor Apartments on Memorial Day. Teon Lee Parris admitted to police that he shot Dillard.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:13:55]
[IN Q=He said: I just]

((HE SAID, "I JUST DON'T WANT YOU PUTTING YOUR HANDS ON MY MAMA." HE SAID, "IF YOU IS, AND I FIND OUT, I'M GOING TO FIGHT." DILLARD SAID, "YOU FIGHT ME AND BEAT ME, I'M GOING TO GET MY GUN AND I'M GOING TO KILL YOU AND YOUR MAMA.))
[SUPER=01-M. E. Meador/Roanoke Police Detective]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=and your mama.]
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[VO-NAT]


Parris says the gun went off accidentally. He thought it was pointing down at the ground, Parris said. He hadn't realized he shot Dillard until he saw his nose bleeding.
The judge certified the case as first- degree murder nonetheless.
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[Tinker-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-35 TC19:15]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fire]


Nearly 20 firefighters are trying to extinguish a blaze on the Appalachian Trail.
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[VO-NAT - 10.5]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

A five-acre forest fire broke out on Tinker Mountain today. Officials say the blaze could have started from a forgotten campfire, or a lightning strike from two days ago.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=You have a lightning]

((SETH MILLER/VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY; YOU HAVE A LIGHTNING STRIKE HITTING A DEAD SNAG, OR A LIVE TREE, AND IT WILL TAKE A COUPLE OF DAYS FOR IT TO SMOKE AND SMOLDER INSIDE THE TREE, AND THAT TREE WILL FALL AND IGNITE THE SURROUNDING FUEL. SO USUALLY THERE'S A LAG TIME OF ABOUT ON TO THREE DAYS.))
[SUPER=01-Seth Miller/Virginia Department of Forestry]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=one to three days.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT - 9+]

Officials say the fire is about 50-percent contained. No homes are threatened, and firefighters hope to have the blaze extinguished later tonight.
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[Teacher-Pay]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC1:54:17]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


A nationwide teacher shortage has made its way to school districts across Virginia.
Low salaries, retirement, location, and fewer teachers entering the field are all contributing factors.
Justin McLeod shows us how some schools in our area are scrambling to fill current positions and looking for future solutions.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Charles Preston/Henry Co. Schools; :13]
[SUPER=01-Tom Hall/Roanoke Co. Schools; :36]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Webb/Pittsylvania Co. Schools; 1:02]
[SUPER=@justin2; 1:13]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF HENRY COUNTY SCHOOLS))
Henry County has one tough assignment on its hands.
The district must find more than fifty teachers by September...and administrators are hoping some of its current ones can help.
[SOT 9:27:28]
[IN Q=If they found]

((CHARLES PRESTON/HENRY CO. SCHOOLS: IF THEY FOUND A TEACHER, FOUND SOMEONE WHO IS INTERESTING IN A POSITION THAT WE HAD AVAILABLE AND THEY MADE THAT RECOMMENDATION THEN THEY WOULD GET A 500 DOLLAR BONUS.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=would get a 500 dollar bonus]


Many other districts are offering incentives not at their current teachers but at the ones they want to hire.
Take Roanoke County.
Each new teachers gets a thousand dollar signing bonus.
District officials believe this incentive works.
[SOT 9:42:41]
[IN Q=We dont have a teacher]

((TOM HALL/ASST. SUPERINTENDENT OF PERSONNEL: WE DON'T HAVE A TEACHER SHORTAGE IN ROANOKE COUNTY. IN FACT, 99% OF OUR POSITIONS ARE ALREADY FILLED FOR NEXT YEAR.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=filled for next year]

[INSERT GRAPHIC]
In Pittsylvania County, the finanical incentives can add up to even more money.
Its 500 dollars each for a masters degree, certification, certification with endorsement in a specific subject, and for teaching hard to fill positions like math or science.
For new teachers...those incentives can add up to two thousand dollars.
[SOT 15:58]
[IN Q=I don't think there is]

((DR. JERRY WEBB/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SUPERINTENDENT: I DON'T THINK THERE IS THIS DOUBT IF WE DIDN'T HAVE THIS PROGRAM IT WOULD BE MORE DIFFICULT TO RECRUIT QUALITY STAFFING.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=recruit quality staffing]


School districts are also looking to the future.
The Pittsylvania Co. school board recently gave the personnel director the power to hire teachers on the spot at job fairs.
And Henry County is considering paying off college debt to those high school graduates who return to teach in the district.
Its all in an effort to a pass the ultimate test, finding teachers and making sure students get a quality education.

Justin McLeod, News 7.))

[Express]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC15:38]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Express]


Big news for Roanoke Express fans.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/2000-2001 Season;]


The East Coast Hockey League has informed the Civic Center the Express WILL play at the Roundhouse this coming season.
This word comes amidst a likely sale of the club, and the possibility it may move to another city.
Roy Stanley will have more on this developing story later in sports.
(----------)
[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


He helped blow the lid off racism in the Virginia National Guard and says he's now paying the price.
We'll hear John Wilt's story when News 7 returns.
(---------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


History was made this week when the first ever self-contained artificial heart was implanted in a patient.
And the engine that drives it was made right here in Southwest Virginia.
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[Kilgore-Webs]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC1:00:02]


The first statewide campaigns of the 21st century in Virginia are starting to have a 21st century flavor.
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]


First, there was the flap over political donations from the Internet porn industry in the race for governor.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=Campaing 2001]


Next, "cybersquatting" became an issue for Mark Warner, who has a hate site in his honor.
Now, type in "Kilgore 2001 - dot - COM" or "dot-ORG"... and see what happens.
Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We did it. You immediately]
[SUPER=@Kilgore; :10]
[SUPER=401-Steve Vaughan/McEachin Spokesman; :25\6]
[SUPER=419-Ellen Qualls/equalls*wdbj7.com; 1:04]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]

(( We did it.
You immediately link to Democrat Donald McEachin's home page.
Which prompted Republican Jerry Kilgore to fire off an outraged news release.
[sot tape 13:37:39 ]

((JERRY KILGORE: I THINK IT JUST SHOWS THE UGLY SIDE OF POLITICS THAT WHEN YOU'RE DISINGENUOSLY DIRECTING SOMEONE TO YOUR OPPONENT'S WEBSITE, I JUST THINK THAT IS THE WRONG THING TO DO.))
[runs= 12 ]


But the McEachin campaign says it was taken by surprise.
[sot tape 12:25:19 ]

((STEVE VAUGHAN: I WOULD SUGGEST THAT IF MR. KILGORE WOULD LIKE TO BE ATTORNEY GENERAL HE DO SOME BASIC FACT CHECKING AND SOME BASIC LAWYERING. IN FACT, THE MCEACHIN CAMPAIGN DOES NOT OWN THE DOMAIN NAMES. THEY'RE OWNED BY A GENTLEMAN IN VIENNA WHOM WE DON'T KNOW. WE WOULD URGE HIM HOWEVER TO RELINQUISH THOSE TO THE KILGORE CAMPAIGN. THAT'S KIND OF A PRANK. WE DON'T HAVE TIME FOR PRANKS HERE. WE'RE DOING THE KIND OF STUFF THAT YOU ACTUALLY HAVE TO DO TO WIN ELECTIONS.))
[runs= 24]



[sot tape 13:38:53 ]

((KILGORE: WELL THAT IS WONDERFUL. WE WOULD WELCOME THAT RETURN. YOU KNOW WE GOT THE CALL FROM SUPPORTERS WHO COULDN'T FIGURE OUT OUR WEBSITE NAME BECAUSE IT IS A LITTLE COMPLICATED. IT'S KILGORE FOR AG DOT COM.))
[runs= 14]



[sot tape STANDUP 15:51:46 ]

((ONE WAY THAT THIS POLITICAL... FOUR YEARS AGO. ))
[runs= 17]


Donald McEachin says the owner of the Kilgore domains is a Young Democrat from northern Virginia, handy with computers-- but NOT affiliated with the campaign.
We couldn't reach him for this story.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))

[Neely]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC1:01:10]
[GRAPHIC=Neely]


Attorney Keith Neely today another volminous brief- -outlining a long list of reasons he should get a new trial.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beaver, WV/June 1]


The judge let him out of prison about a month ago to work on that.
So Judge Jackson says the reason for Neely's release "thus having been fulfilled," Neely will be locked up again August 6th, until the Magistrate can hear more evidence.
And then Neely goes back to the federal pen while Kiser decides whether to grant a new trial.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=KEith]
[SS=HOLD]


In his pleadings filed today, Neely cited undisclosed telephone monitoring, perjured testimony and a scheme by the prosecutor to violate Neely's Constitutional rights.

[Guard-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-22 TC1:19:50]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


A white Virginia National Guard officer has filed a seven-and-a-half MILLION dollar discrimination lawsuit against the Governor and the National Guard.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Captain John Wilt has now been assigned to the Roanoke detachment.
[SUPER=03-Fort Pickett/File Tape]


He says he's spent four years fighting within the system against what he views as retaliation.
Wilt supported a handful of black soldiers who were alleging racial discrimination.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:24:13]
[IN Q=I was, have definitely been]

((CAPT. JOHN WILT/VIRGINIA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD: I WAS, HAVE DEFINITELY BEEN SUBJECTED TO A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. SOMETIMES I HAVE TO GO BACK AND REMIND MYSELF OF THE THINGS... TOLD MY PEERS AT WORK NOT TO ASSOCIATE WITH ME.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. John Wilt/Virginia Army National Guard;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=work not to associate with me.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


The Virginia Army National Guard has NO response to Wilt's continued allegations.
The Guard says it is now a pending legal matter, and it would be inappropriate to comment.

[Artificial-Heart]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-13 TC1:56:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Radford Company pumps its way into history -- by helping develop the first self-contained mechanical heart.
(------------)
[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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[Stocks]


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


Wall Street wrapped up a holiday-shortened trading week with a big selloff. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/227.18/10252.68/y/75.95/2004.16;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW plunged 227 points.
NASDAQ fell 76.
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[VO]
[SUPER=271-h/0.11/47.09/h/0.26/22.24/i/1.92/58.36/i/0.74/22.75/h/0.18/10.10;]
[SUPER=272-h/0.62/62.21/i/0.65/33.78/i/0.89/46.46/i/1.58/46.89/i/0.35/44.65;]
[SUPER=273-i/0.10/25.47/i/0.43/20.05/h/0.11/8.65/i/1.07/45.71/i/0.08/17.00;]
[SUPER=274-i/1.58/63.55/h/0.84/65.60/i/0.73/53.27/i/1.58/69.02/i/1.26/47.34;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[81-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-30 TC48:20]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]


Special deliveries were splattered on Interstate 81 today...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


A Fed-Ex truck pulling a tractor trailer full of packages veered off the road and flipped over between five and six a-m near the Christiansburg Exit.
The driver apparently lost control of the vehicle.
He's been charged with failure to maintain control.
He and his co-driver were uninjured.
One Fed-Ex employee said the late deliveries as a result of the accident probably cost the company thousands of dollars.
A crew was sent out to collect and deliver them.
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[Salem-portrait]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kle]
[TAPE#=01-21 TC1:32:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


He's been dead for nearly a century, but today, Alexander White returned to Salem.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


The Salem Museum unveiled a portrait of the prominent civic leader this afternoon.
The museum received the 1830's painting on a long term loan from a descendant.
White was the owner of the historic Fort Lewis Mansion in West Salem until his death in 1906.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:08:31]
[IN Q=He himself with]

((JOHN LONG/SALEM MUSEUM CURATOR: HE HIMSELF WITH HIS EXCELLENT MEMORY BECAME ONE OF THE LOCAL HISTORIANS. SO TO HAVE HIS PORTRAIT HERE I THINK ADDS A FORGOTTEN CHAPTER OF LOCAL HISTORY THAT WE ARE ABLE NOW TO SHOW TO THE PUBLIC.))
[SUPER=01-John Long/Salem Museum Curator]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=show to the public]
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[VO-NAT]


White's portrait has striking resemblance's to that of George Shanks -- Salem's first mayor -- which is also on display in the museum.
But who painted the portrait and when is unknown.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Tease]
[GRAPHIC=None]


And coming up in sports, The Roanoke Express will play in the Roanoke Civic Center, Sterling Marlin leads qualifying at Daytona
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


And Patrick Rafter beats Andre Agassi to advance to the men's singles final at Wimbledon.
(------------)





[S-EXPRESS]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


The Express will be playing at the Roanoke Civic Center next season.
(------------)
[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.
(///// SOT /////)
[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]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=in this building.]
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[TALENT=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=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-95 (47:31)]
[GRAPHIC=Pepsi 400]


They're in a rain delay at Daytona as the Winston Cup cars qualify for tomorrow nights Pepsi 400.
But so far, Dodge is holding the top three spots with several cars still waiting to qualify.
(------------)
[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 and Casey Atwood was third and here's a look at the cars that have qualified so far.
(------------)

[WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5016;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Sterling Marlin/183.778/2. Ward Burton//3. Casey Atwood//4. Jeff Gordon//5. Andy Houston//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. John Andretti//7. Jeff Purvis//8. Ricky Craven//9. Dave Blaney//10. Matt Kenseth//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Dave Marcis//12. Kyle Petty//13. Bill Elliott//14. Dale Jarrett//15. Ricky Rudd//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Michael Waltrip//17. Mike Skinner//18. Rusty Wallace//19. Jason Leffler//20. Steve Park//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Kurt Busch//22. Jeff Burton//23. Todd Bodine//24. Rick Mast//25. Bobby Labonte//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-26. Bobby Hamilton//27. Robert Pressley//28. Tony Stewart//29. Jerry Nadeau//30. Brett Bodine//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Elliott Sadler//32. Ken Schrader//33. Jeremy Mayfield//34. Hut Stricklin//35. Mike Wallace//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Mike Bliss//37. Andy Hillenburg//;]
[RUNS=:48]
[OUT Q=...last driver."]
(------------)






[S-Wimbledon]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-105 (15:48)]
[GRAPHIC=Wimbledon Logo]


The third time was the charm for tennis star Patrick Rafter.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/NBC SPORTS; :]


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.
(------------)
[TALENT=ROY]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD LOGO]


Rafter will play the winner of the tim Henman Goran Ivanisevic match that has been delayed by rain.

[S-Duke]


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


You may 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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Duke Strager/Tim's Teacher; :35]
[SUPER=@Denise2; :47]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; 1:34]
[RUNS=2:04]
[OUT Q=News 7 sports]


((
(///// SOT /////)
[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.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=GIRLFRIEND]


Tim Clemens and Duke Strager visit the Blacksburg Municipal Building nearly everyday.
(///// SOT /////)
[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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[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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[SOT 16:35:35]
[IN Q=so we]
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[OUT Q=next activity]
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[SOT 150223]
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((LOOKING SHARP.))
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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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[SOT 16:43:02]
[IN Q=he's normal]
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[OUT Q=boundaries]


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.