[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith]

Flood waters in parts of West Virginia recede, leaving behind devestation and depression.
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[VO-NAT]

There's something rotten in the state of Virginia. Some Roanoke residents say the new trash-pickup schedule stinks.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight on the Big 7, a local woman makes a splash playing pro football. Another local hoop product would like to make the NBDL his new home.
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[VO-NAT]

And Jon Wood has found a home driving the rest of this season for Roush Racing.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


The heat is on for most with 90s common in the cities. Not much of a cool off tomorrow. Forecast details coming up. [Open]
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((IT'S NO WAY TO DESCRIBE IT BUT TRAGIC, TOTAL TRAGEDY.))
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

They're still picking up the pieces in West Virginia, two days after a devastating flood.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

One small community, already struggling, doesn't know if it can survive.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry .[Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-19 1:28:18]
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Sunday's rains were more than just damaging ... it's becoming increasing clear they were devastating.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


West Virginia's governor estimates the loss at more than 20 million dollars,
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But the numbers don't begin to describe the real loss in communties like Kimball. As Rachel Cannon reports, downtown is destroyed, and hopes may be, too.
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[SUPER=01-James Gianato/Kimball Business Owner; :25]
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((Nats The Gianato brothers have spent their whole lives in the small town of Kimball. They say they have never seen a flood so devastating and fast. COVER tc 7:56:04 ((10-MINUTES WE WAS 5FEET HEIGHT IN THE STORE THAT'S HOW FAST IT CAME.)) Their family grocery and hardware stores have served the 9-hundred residents of the McDowell County community for decades.
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[SOT 3:11:21]
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((JAMES GIANATO/KIMBALL BUSINESS OWNER; WE JUST COULDN'T DO ANYTHING THERE WAS NO WAY TO SALVAGE ANYTHING WERE JUST FORTUNATE WE ALL GOT OUT.))
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Safe but fearful of the future. The cost of starting over may not be in their reach. The brothers say they fear the property may be condemned.
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((IT'S VERY BAD THE FUTURE DOESN'T LOOK GOOD AT ALL.))
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The rest of Downtown Kimball displays the same devastation. While it may have never been a bustling area, what residents did have is gone.
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[IN Q=all the windows]

((ALL THE WINDOWS WERE KNOCKED OUT LOST THE POST OFFICE UP THEIR THE LIGHT AND WATER COMPANY THE DEBRIS CAME DOWN AND KNOCKED OUT ALL OF IT.))
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Surrounding homes fired no better. Many residents forced to leave, with little if any of their possessions.
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[SOT 15:56:10]
[IN Q=MY MOBILE HOME]

((ANTHONY WHITE/KIMBALL RESIDENT; MY MOBILE HOME IS FULL OF WATER I KNOW EVEREYTHING I OWN IS FULL OF MUD))
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Help is on the way for those hardest hit. Federal disaster relief and state contingency funds have been approved. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Kimball, West Virginia.))

[Lewis]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01--14 2:02:08]
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Friends and relatives gathered this afternoon to mourn the death of 14-year-old Jessika Lewis.
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[VO-NAT]
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More than 300 people attended the Patrick Henry High School student's funeral.
Lewis died Friday -- a week after the church van she was riding in flipped.
Her pastor and friends reminded mourners that her life was short, but full of love.
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[SOT 51:55 - :52:16]
[IN Q=Life, as God ordains it]

((REV. NELSON HARRIS/LEWIS' PASTOR: LIFE, AS GOD ORDAINS IT, IS NOT MEASURED BY LENGTH, BUT BY LOVE. HIS LOVE FOR US, HIS LOVE FOR JESSIKA. AND SO THE QUESTION FOR ALL OF US NEVER IS HOW DID WE DIE, BUT HOW DID WE LIVE? NOT WHAT DID WE GAIN, BUT WHAT DID WE GIVE?))
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[OUT Q=what did we give?]
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[VO-NAT]


Lewis was laid to rest at Trinity Cemetery in Botetourt County.
Three other teenagers injured in the crash remain in North Carolina hospitals.
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[Redistricting]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=01-21 1:36:38]
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A plan to redraw Virginia's eleven congressional districts has survived the GOP- controlled General Assembly, but will it survive a federal review?
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Steve/Microwave;]


Steve Smallshaw is in our State Capitol bureau tonight.. Steve, what are the chances it will?
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Depends on who you talk to.. Republicans say this is the fairest plan possible, but Democrats believe concentrating black voters into a single district won't pass federal muster.
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[SUPER=01-Del. Jay O'Brien/(R) Clifton; :19]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Yvonne Miller/(D) Norfolk; :58]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Ken Stolle/(R) VA Beach; 1:10]
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(( In their last stand of what will be a markedly different House of Delegates next year, Democrats delivered a parting shot across the bow of the Republican ship of state.
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((DEL. CREIGH DEEDS/D- BATH CO.: SO WHILE THE OBITUARIES HAVE BEEN WRITTEN, RUMORS OF OUR DEMISE ARE MUCH EXAGGERATED.))
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((DEL. JAY O'BRIEN/R-MCLEAN: WE ON OUR SIDE OF THE AISLE KNOW WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND, WE JUST HOPE IT TAKES YOU A HUNDRED YEARS JUST LIKE IT TOOK US.))
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It will be another ten years before Democrats get a crack at shifting the state's political boundaries again.
Along mostly party lines, the House and Senate voted to move most of Allegheny County and the cities of Covington and Clifton Forge out of the 6th and into the 9th District, while Bob Goodlatte's 6th District picks up more of Roanoke and Bedford Counties.
The biggest fireworks, however, were in Tidewater, where minority leaders say the GOP packed the 3rd District with black voters to keep Republican Randy Forbes safe in the Fourth. ((SEN. YVONNE MILLER/D- NORFOLK: IS THERE A FEAR THAT IF WE HAVE 40 PERCENT AFRICAN- AMERICANS IN THE FOURTH DISTRICT THAT AN AFRICAN- AMERICAN MAY WIN? ... OR A WHITE CONGRESSMAN.))
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[Abbitt]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-26 50:44]
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The redistricting shuffle has cost Virginia Democrats another face in the House of Delegates.. which will now be home to TWO Independents.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Long-time Democrat Watkins Abbitt announced today he will seek re-election this fall as an Independent.
Abbitt has spent the last 16 years representing Appomattox County and the 59th District in the House of Delegates.

He says with Republicans firmly in control now, he can work better as an Independent.
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[SOT 9:19:37]
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((DEL. WATKINS ABBITT/I- APPOMATTOX: OBVIOUSLY, THE LEADERSHIP IN THE HOUSE HAS CHANGED AND WE'VE SEEN MAJOR LEADERS IN THE HOUSE RETIRING AND I JUST THOUGHT I COULD WORK WITH BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE BY BEING AN INDEPENDENT. CERTAINLY LACEY PUTNEY HAS PROVED THAT YOU CAN BE AN INDEPENDENT SUCCESSFULLY.))
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[OUT Q=an independent successfully.]
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[VO-NAT]


Abbitt says Republican leaders hinted they would spare his district from major redistricting changes if he left the Democratic Party, but says he did not see a map before making his decision.
He does NOT plan to caucus with either party.
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[Beales]


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Virginia also has a new Attorney General.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Randolph Beales.. the hand-picked successor of gubernatorial candidate Mark Earley.. won unanimous approval from the General Assembly today.
Beales will serve the remainder of Earley's term which ends this year.
He'd been serving in the post since June when Earley stepped down to run for governor.
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[6-Trash]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Some Roanoke citizens are smelling more than they bargained for.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Residents in the Day, Elm and Marshall Avenue areas of Southwest Roanoke claim their trash has not been picked up in nearly two weeks.
Citizens are concerned about kids and animals playing around the piled up trash.
The problem developed when the city changed some of its garbage pickup procedures last week.
Some residents find the changes confusing and frustrating.
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[SUPER=01-Nancy Blevins/City Resident]

((NANCY BLEVINS/CITY RESIDENT; I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT'S GOING ON. I TRIED TO GET IN TOUCH WITH THE CITY AND THE LINES WERE BUSY. TOOK ME ELEVEN DAYS TO HAVE MY TRASH PICKED UP. IT'S VERY AGRAVATING WHEN YOU SEE IT PILING UP OUT BACK.))

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[OUT Q=out back.]
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[VO-NAT]


City officials ask residents to be patient while adjustments in routes continue for the next three or four weeks.


They say residents around Day, Elm, and Marshall Avenues should see their trash picked up tomorrow.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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He wore a blond wig into the bank. Still ahead, police look for the robber who escaped by foot across an interstate.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And a little motor that lets the beat go on .. inside an artificial heart .. and it's made in the New River Valley.
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]


[COMMERCIAL][Bank-Robbery]


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Someone held up the First Virginia Bank branch at Valley View Mall this afternoon.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It happened at about a quarter to one on the entrance road to the mall known as Valley View Boulevard.
Bank employees said they think there was a gun. In any event the man demanded money.
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((HE'S A WHITE MALE IN WHITE CLOTHING AND HAD ON A BLOND WIG THAT WAS IN A PONY TAIL WITH A HAT.))
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Authorities emphasize that's what the robber looked like when he left the bank.
He ran off, apparently making his escape on foot, eluding police.
A couple of people said they saw someone running from the bank toward the clinic, then across the Interstate.
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[Drowning]


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[WRITER=kle]
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A fishing trip proved fatal when a Lynchburg man drowned last night in Leesville Lake.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


The body of Delmar Salyer was recovered this morning around 6:30.
Lowering water levels helped an Alta Vista crew locate the body .. in the area where his friend saw him in trouble late last night.
The friend called 9-1-1 around midnight, and that's when the search began.
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[Schultz]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=jmi]
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Roanoke County has hired a new tourism and event coordinator.
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[SUPER=@File;]


Wendi Schultz will resign as Executive Director of Festival in the Park to take the position beginning September fourth.
Schultz will oversee special events and tournaments in an effort to promote tourism.
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[Stocks]


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Worries over second-quarter earning reports sent stocks downward today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The Dow lost 124 points .. and NASDAQ dropped 64.
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[Salmonella]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=None]
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State health officials are investigating 32 confirmed cases of salmonella poisoning in the Lynchburg area.
People reported getting sick between June 17 and the end of the month.
Health Officials say, at this point, they don't know the source of the contamination... but believe most of the victims contracted it from the same restaurant.
The illness has struck people who live in Lynchburg and Franklin and Pittsylvania Counties.


[Artificial-Heart]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-22 1:22:34]
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A local company is all pumped up --about its life-saving technology for heart patients.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford]


Kollmorgen in Radford designed the motor --for the first battery powered, self-contained mechanical heart. The artificial heart was implanted in a human for the first time last week.
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[SOT36:53]
[IN Q=The actual motor itself is part of ]

((THE ACTUAL MOTOR ITSELF IS PART OF A PROPELLER.THINK OF IT AS FAN BLADE --AND AS THE FAN BLADE SPINS, THE MOTOR TURNS AND IT PUMPS FLUID))
[SUPER=01-Scott Dawson/Kollmorgen]
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[OUT Q=and it pumps fluid]
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[VO-NAT]


One of the challenges Kollmorgen faced was limiting the amount of heat the motor generated -because this would damage body tissue or blood.
So, it was designed to be highly efficient --running between 5-thousand and 10-thousand rotations per minute depending on the patient's activity level.
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[IN Q=So this device along with some]

((SO THIS DEVICE ALONG WITH SOME OTHER HEAR ASSIST DEVICES ARE ALTERNATIVE THAT TECHNOLOGY HAS OFFERED US TODAY THAT MIGHT BE ABLE TO SAVE SOME LIVES))
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[OUT Q=same lives]
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[VO-NAT]

Kollmorgen is also involved in making other medical devices like the cat scan and prosthetic joints.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, the local ownership group makes another attempt to buy the Express. Odell Hodge would like to help fill the Civic Center this fall.
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[VO-NAT]

And we'll tell about this football player who just so happens to be a Radford University coed.
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[S-Stewart]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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NASCAR is planning to penalize Tony Stewart for outburst following Saturday night's Pepsi 400, and sources tell News 7 Sports he will likely lose points and cash. However, NASCAR will not make any announcement today out of respect for Stewart's 89 year old grandfather who passed away Saturday night. The funeral was today in Indiana.

[S-Wood]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-99 2459TC]
[GRAPHIC=TRUCK SERIES]


The Craftsman Truck series was supposed be Jon Wood's playground on a full-time basis next season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/April; :00]

Instead the third generation Wood has earned a truck ride with Roush Racing for the rest of this season. Jon has driven four races for Roush and recorded a top ten and top 5. Chuck Hossfeld has been released to make room for Wood.
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[S-Hall]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-104 935TC]
[GRAPHIC=NWFL]


The National Women's Football League will hold its Super Bowl this Saturday in Pensacola, Florida. A local woman won't be part of the game, but she certainly made splash in the league this season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Johnson City, TN]

The Tennessee Venom, based out of Johnson City, Tennessee featured among others Radford University student Meghan Hall, who at five feet 7 inches tall and all of 130 pounds was by far the smallest person on her team.
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Meghan's dad lives in Roanoke County and admits his daughter's success as a reciever-slash-punt returner-slash defensive back even surprised him.
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[VO CON'T] Meghan certainly has good athletic genes. Her cousin is Seth Noonkester the former Glenvar and Virginia Tech player, and her younger brother Preston won a state championship in wrestling this past season at Christiansburg.
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[OUT Q=...GREAT GRAND KIDS."]
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[talent=mike]
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Meghan is in Pensacola this week a guest of the league for the Pat Windham-Harvey Bowl.

[S-Hodge]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-979 2230TC]
[GRAPHIC=NBDL]


The NBDL's inaugural season is still very much in the planing stages and almost every day someone asks me if I think this thing can survive in the Roanoke. My answer is yes because the NBA won't let it fold. But it can flourish if the Roanoke team picks up some regional talent.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week; :00]

One guy who could be a drawing card and would love to give the new league a shot is Odell Hodge. Last week he helped out at George Lynch's roundball camp, but for the past four years the 1997 Old Dominion graduate has been playing professionally in Belgium.
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[VO-NAT CON'T]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./February 1995;]

Hodge, who was a multiple all-state selection during his days at Laurel Park had his jersey number retired at the school in 1995. He later became the CAA's player of the year in 1997. And while he's making good money in Europe the fire still burns to play in the NBA.
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[OUT Q=...OF YEARS."]
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[S-Southern]


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


Players aren't the only ones interested in the NBDL experience.
[GRAPHIC=SOUTHERN]

Earlier today the commissioner of the Southern Conference, Alfred White, announced that he is leaving that post to join the new league. White, who has been the Southern Conference commissioner since May of 1998, will be the president of the NBDL's Asheville franchise.

[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-95 49:27]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


The Roanoke Express has not been sold, but the local ownership group that wants to buy the team has been busy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Ashby Coleman, who owns Aylett Coleman Realty, is heading up the local team. Sources close to the negotiations say that Coleman's group has increased it's offer to roughly 700 thousand dollars. Coleman confirmed his group made another offer to current ownership last night.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="we submitted]
[SUPER=01-Ashby Coleman/Potential Express Buyer; :00]

((ASHBY COLEMAN/POTENTIAL EXPRESS BUYER:WE SUBMITTED A PROPOSAL WE FELT WAS A VERY GOOD PROPOSAL, WE ARE JUST WAITING TO HEAR BACK, IT MAY OR MAY NOT BE OUR FINAL PROPOSAL AT THIS TIME. IT'S VERY GENEROUS TO THEM AND WE'RE JUST WAITING TO HEAR BACK. IT WAS THE THIRD OFFER...YES.))
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[OUT Q=......was this the third offer....YES"]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


A Lynchburg City Council meeting tonight could be history in the making.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A huge portion of the city may be re-zoned "historic,"
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith&Shannon/Jean at MB Set]


and Jean Jadhon joins us now to tell us why this is such a controversial issue.
[LIVE=Jean at MB Set]
[SUPER=@Jean1]
[GRAPHIC=News7at11in MB Monitor]


Well Keith and Shannon, historic districts are designed to revitalize neighborhoods and keep the wrecking ball away from historic homes.
But if your home is located in a historic district, any changes you make to its exterior must be okayed by an architectural review board... a process many find long, cumbersome and expensive.
Opponents say its their property, and they should have the right to do what they want.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith&Shannon/Jean at MB Set;]


We'll have a crew at the city council meeting tonight and bring you that story tonight at 11.



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After three years of secrecy, Virginia allows cameras into its "Supermax" prisons for the first time since opening their doors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wise Co.]


We'll take you inside one of them, where the prison system guards what it calls "the worst of the worst", and we'll hear some of those prisoners describe life inside Supermax walls tonight on News 7 at 6.(------------)