[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Southside hopes to win raves in toy-land as another manufacturer considers moving in and setting up shop.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR= Keith 2-Shot]


An early- morning chase- -produces wrecked patrol cars, a suspect with an officer's bullet in his neck and four other young suspects in custody.
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[Sports-Head]


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

Tonight on the Big 7 - the Express names an assistant coach. Shannon Taylor comes back home to lend his name to an area camp.
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[VO-NAT]

And Falcons' camp opens tomorrow. Tonight we'll check out Michael Vick's most recent photo shoot for Upper Deck.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Temperatures way down due to clouds and showers for some. The 7 day planner pushes the temperatures up again. We'll explain in a moment.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


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



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


K-B toys may be moving to southside, bringing hundreds of jobs with it.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The toy retailer wants to pick up where e-toys left off.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[KB-Toys]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#01-36 TC24:50]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


County Leaders confirmed today K-B Toys wants to open a distribution center at the old e-toys facility in Blairs.


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The deal could bring more than 300 full-time jobs and hundreds more part time positions.
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon & Justin/Danville Bureau]


Danville Bureau Chief Justin McLeod has details on the story.
[Live= Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@justin1;]
[SUPER=05-Danville;]


Keith and Shannon, the county is still in negotiations with K-B toys so it may be another week before anything is finalized.
But already county officials are grinning from ear to ear.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound of e-toys assembly line]
[SUPER=01-Fred Ingram/Board of Supervisors Chairman; :08]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=here in southern Virginia]

((((NAT SOUND OF E-TOYS ASSEMBLY LINE))
These lines could soon be cranking out toys again...thanks to K-B toys.
[SOT 42:08]
[IN Q=We're looking at least]

((FRED INGRAM/BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: WE'RE LOOKING AT LEAST 300 JOBS AT THE BEGINNING, MAYBE 600 PART-TIME JOBS. AND THEN THE JOBS WILL INCREASE AS THE WORK INCREASES.)) [Runs13]
[OUT Q=the work increases]


K-B toys is the nation's largest combined mall-based and online toy retailers.
The company already owns most of what is left of e-toys.
K-B recently acquired the e-toys website and all its assets including inventory.
County officials say it only makes sense for K-B to want the old e-toys distribution center.
[SOT 41:33]
[IN Q=Both those shell buildings are]

((FRED INGRAM/BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: BOTH OF THOSE SHELL BUILDINGS ARE FORMER E-TOY PROPERTIES. THEY ARE STATE OF THE ARTS. WE GOT STATE OF THE ART EQUIPMENT. AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE SQUARE FOOTAGE IS BUT I CAN IMAGINE IT REALLY SUITS THIS COMPANY TO A TEA.)) [Runs17]
[OUT Q=company to a tea]


Also meeting the company's needs is an available work force.
After all, more than six hundred jobs have been lost in the county in the last several months.
Economic leaders are hopeful K-B toys can help turn the economy around.
[SOT 46:17]
[IN Q=I think the economy is turning]

((FRED INGRAM/BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: I THINK THE ECONOMY IS TURNING AROUND AND WE'VE SEEN SOME SLOW TIMES. I THINK THE FIRST OF SEPTEMBER WE'LL SEE A MORE OF POSITIVE ATTITUDE. I THINK WE'LL SEE IT IN THE STOCK MARKET AND WE'LL SEE IT WITH NEW JOBS HERE IN SOUTHERN VIRGINIA.)) [Runs15]
[OUT Q=here in southern Virginia] ))
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[Live=Justin Full/Danville Bureau]
[SUPER=05-Danville;]


Ingram says the earliest K-B could be up and running is sometime in September but definitely by the busy Christmas season.
[Double Boxes=Justin & Keith-Shannon/Danville Bureau]


Keith and Shannon, K-B toys confirmed their human resource people are already in town interviewing former e-toys employees.


[Bland-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=I-77 Fatal]


Five people are dead after a head on collision on Interstate 77 in Bland County.
Both northbound lanes are closed to traffic.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon is at the scene of the accident and is on the phone with us now.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN PHONER GRAPHIC]
Rachel What can you tell us?
(Rachel Adlibs)
(Dave Will Call for Change to Map and back to Phoner)
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[Police-Chase]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-46 TC2:45:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
A break-in, three vehicles stolen, a sheriff's deputy run off the road, a juvenile shot by a different deputy, five young people in custody... and it all happened before dawn this morning.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The chase ended]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./This Morning; :00]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; ]
[SUPER=01-Buck Simmons/Owner of Stolen Vehicle; ]
[SUPER=@Keith1; ]
[SUPER=01-Mike Bennett/Boones Mill Auto Service; ]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=into it, wondering what it is.]

(( The chase ended in Roanoke County ...on Willow Branch Road. Four young people had allegedly just stolen the Chevy Suburban and took off joy riding. Three suspects were taken into custody, another taken to the hospital with a bullet in the back of the neck.
The Suburban belonged to Buck Simmons.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT12:36:55]
[IN Q=Well, when you]

((WELL, WHEN YOU STEAL PEOPLE'S STUFF, YOU GET WHAT YOU DESERVE.)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=what you deserve.]


Simmons had just dropped off the vehicle for repairs at Boones Mill Auto Service the day before.
Sometime between one and three A-M a group broke into the compound and used the Suburban to ram the gate on their way out, leaving the tag lodged in the fence.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:38:40]
[IN Q=Evidently, it's a good]

((EVIDENTLY IT'S A GOOD RUNNING VEHICLE AIN'T IT? THE THING ABOUT IT IT'S REALLY AN OLD RAILROAD VEHICLE WITH ABOUT 200,000 MILES ON IT.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=200,000 miles on it.]


An alert sheriff's deputy noticed the gate knocked down, called the auto shop's owners who counted three vehicles missing. Not long after the call went out, deputies spotted the Suburban.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT STANDUP #12:47:01]
[IN Q=With the chase reaching]

((WITH THE CHASE REACHING SPEEDS OF 90 MILES AN HOUR, THE CHEVY SUBURBAN RAN ONE OF THE DEPUTIES OFF THE ROAD. WITH THAT DEPUTY TIM TAYLOR OPENED FIRE,)) [COVER LAST :03 WITH BULLET HOLES IN SUBURBAN] ((SHOOTING AT LEAST THREE TIMES AT THE SUBURBAN.)) [RUNS:17]
[OUT Q=times at the suburban.]


The theft of the Suburban- -and the other two vehicles- -is the second time in a week someone's broken in here.

The owners believe they have proof it was the same culprits both times, captured on their surveillance camera.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:43:06]
[IN Q=almost looking directly]

((ALMOST LOOKING DIRECTLY INTO IT, WONDERING WHAT IT IS.)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=what it is.]))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]


Charges range from B-and-E to attempted capital murder.

[Lake-Search]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-45 TC08:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Divers are at it again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.]


Henry County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for a Nelson County man believed to be at the bottom of Philpott lake.
Divers continue to concentrate their efforts near Union Bridge.
That's where they located the body of a missing Martinsville woman four weeks ago.
Investigators still have no suspects in that case but have questioned a known acquaintance of Ether Adean Smith.
Divers plan to head back into the water tomorrow.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


His attornies say it's not legal, but a 15-year old boy will stand trial on a capital murder charge.
Details are still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And business is almost back to normal at a Roanoke County mall hit by fire last night.
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[Mall-Fire]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-30 TC56:54]

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

Business as usual is expected to resume at T.J. Maxx at Tanglewood Mall tomorrow despite a fire last night.
[ANCHOR=Shan 2-Shot]

Investigators say the flames were sparked accidentally by a small heating device but were contained before they could do much damage.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Firefighters responded to Tanglewood Mall...]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;:00]
[SUPER=01-Allen Foster/ Tanglewood Mall Marketing Manager;:12]
[RUNS=1:04]
[OUT Q=at Tanglewood Mall will be business.]

((Firefighters responded to Tanglewood Mall shortly after 7 Tuesday night. Within minutes the small fire in the upstairs stock room of T.J. Maxx was extinguished.
[SOT 21:11:55-21:12:02]
[IN Q=the fire department responded immediately.]

((THE FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDED IMMEDIATELY. AND, FROM WHAT I HEAR, IT WAS PRETTY MUCH OUT BY THE TIME THEY ARRIVED.))

[RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=pretty much out by the time they arrived.]

Fire fighters say the store's sprinkler system gets much of the credit for snuffing the flames, but added to concerns about water damage. The store opened this morning but left it's upstairs level closed while investigators searched for a cause and T.J. Maxx evaluated damage. For the most part, the rest of the mall operated normally.
[SOT 21:12:45-21:12:59]
[IN Q=Obviously there was a little bit of smoke...]

((OBVIOUSLY THERE WAS A LITTLE BIT OF SMOKE IN THE MALL LAST NIGHT AND, ALTHOUGH A BIT OF WATER FROM THE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS AND THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, WHICH HAS BEEN CLEANED UP, I THINK YOU CAN SEE THAT THE MALL ITSELF HAS BEEN RELATIVELY UNAFFECTED.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=relatively unaffected.]

A spokeswoman for T.J. Maxx says the plan is to open both levels of the store tomorrow morning, although that plan could change if damage assesments aren't completed. Meantime, officials hope the only other thing to start smoking at Tanglewood Mall will be business.))
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[ANCHOR=Shan]
[SS=Fire Aftermath]

Investigators say the hand-held heating device was said to have had a sensitive power switch which may have been triggered by falling or having boxes set on top of it.


[Daycare-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-25 TC1:25:12]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


A Lynchburg daycare center heavily damaged by fire yesterday hopes to re-open in temporary quarters by the end of the week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The fire at the Kare Around the Klock center was reported around 6 Tuesday morning.
The center had not yet opened and no one was inside.
The owner of the center says it will be at least three months before the building can be renovated.
He hopes to secure a temporary site within the next couple of days.
Kare Around the Clock recently became the city's first 24- hour daycare center.
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[Bedford-Death]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An investigation is underway into why a Bedford County jail inmate died last night.
38- year- old Ronald Overstreet Junior was serving a 15- day sentence for possession of marijuana in the Bedford Adult Detention Center.
He was found unresponsive in his cell yesterday and was later taken to Lynchburg General Hospital where he died.


Blue Ridge Regional Jail authorities say there was no evidence of foul play but an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.


[Hudson]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-22 TC1:33:23]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A 15-year-old boy will stand trial for capital murder ... even though his attorneys say it's too late to be legal.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


Alexander Hudson was 14 when he was arrested for the murder and robbery of a Rocky Mount man.
Police say he and two friends strangled the 61-year-old man with a boot lace and stole 6-thousand dollars.
Hudson's attorneys asked the judge to dismiss the case.
They say he was denied a speedy trial because he was held in jail 8 hours too long.
Judge William Alexander said defense attorneys agreed to the trial date ... and would have to live with it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:50:54 - 1:51:09]
[IN Q=It's a complicated]

((CHRIS KOWALCZUK/HUDSON'S ATTORNEY: IT'S A COMPLICATED ISSUE AND I EXPECT THERE'S A POSSIBILITY THAT THE COURT OF APPEALS OF VA OR THE SUPREME COURT OF VA MAY HAVE TO RULE ON THIS AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Kowalczuk/Hudson's Attorney;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=in the future.]
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[VO-NAT]


Testimony in the case begins tomorrow.
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[Stocks]


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


Poor earnings reports and a gloomy economic forecast from Allen Greenspan sent stocks lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/52.99/10553.40/y/54.43/2012.89;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW dropped 53 points.
NASDAQ lost 54.
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[VO]
[SUPER=271-i/0.09/47.42/h/0.13/20.94/h/0.38/64.08/i/0.38/26.19/h/0.27/9.27;]
[SUPER=272-h/0.01/61.50/h/0.45/34.93/i/0.06/47.89/i/0.07/46.04/h/0.55/45.55;]
[SUPER=273-h/0.50/24.99/h/0.32/22.50/h/0.08/8.24/h/0.63/45.48/i/0.10/17.10;]
[SUPER=274-h/0.43/68.91/i/1.01/67.25/i/0.26/56.21/h/0.60/69.96/h/0.63/53.98;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[Smith-Trash]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=bmo]
[TAPE#=01-47 TC02:47]
[GRAPHIC=Ralph Smith]


A familiar figure might be picking up your garbage tomorrow morning.
Roanoke Mayor Ralph Smith will celebrate his birthday tomorrow while volunteering on a Solid Waste Management truck.
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[VO-NAT:15]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week]


The Mayor asked to participate so he can get a better understanding of the city's trash collection system and the difficulties trash employees face each day.
The garbage route has not yet been determined, but the Mayor will be putting in a full day on the job.
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[Lottery-Ad]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC05:32]
[GRAPHIC=VA Lottery]


The Virginia Lottery's getting a bargain today: two NASCAR stars for the price of one.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:22:12]
[IN Q=Background]

((BACKGROUND AND ACTION!))
[RUNS=:02]
[OUT Q=and action!]
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[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Virginia drivers Hermie and Elliott Sadler were in Richmond filming an ad for a new racing-themed scratch ticket.
But brother Elliott came for free, just to sweeten Hermie's 700 thousand dollar Lottery sponsorship contract.
That may be in the wake of Hermie failing to qualify this spring at both Richmond and Martinsville.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:25:11]
[IN Q=Basically he's walking by]

((HERMIE SADLER/NASCAR DRIVER: BASICALLY, HE'S WALKING BY SO INTENT ON SCRATCHING HIS TICKET THINKING HE'S GONNA WIN 20 THOUSAND DOLLARS...UPSET WITH HIM FOR RUNNING INTO ME.))
[SUPER=01-Hermie Sadler/NASCAR Driver;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=with him for running into me.]
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[VO-NAT :15]


The scratch ticket goes on sale in two weeks.
Those who don't win the big bucks can still mail in their ticket to be entered in a drawing to be in the pit at Martinsville.
Hermie just wants to know you can change a tire in seven seconds.
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[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on the Big 7, Mike Vick poses for Upper Deck. We'll find out who the gate crashers were at our televised race this past weekend. Plus,
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[VO-NAT]

we're camping on the courts as we check in with some roundball and football camps in the area.
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[S-Express]


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


Yesterday Express head coach Perry Florio got a three year contract extension and a general manager's tag added to his job description. Today, Florio got an assistant coach. Mark Bernard, who played goalie last season for the Toledo Storm was hired today. Bernard is 32 and a native of Hamilton,Ontario. He and his family will move here on August 1st.

[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-103]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]

The NFL's training camps begin opening up this week, and as luck would have it the first camp to open
[GRAPHIC=FALCONS]

is the Falcons. Atlanta is again setting up camp in Greenville, South Carolina. Camp opens tomorrow. And News 7 Sports will be there for Michael Vick's first workout with the veterans.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Orlando, FL; :00]

But before he arrived in Greenville, Vick was busy in Orlando putting on a show for the Upper deck trading card company. But he looked more like a gymnast than a football player. The Upper deck photographers had Michael flopping all over a stack of mats as they attempted to get the perfect pose for this particular rookie card. The finished product depicts Vick flying horizontal and throwing vertical.
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[S-Inner]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-98 tc 37:00]
[GRAPHIC=SD Chargers]


San Diego linebacker Shannon Taylor has returned to where it all started so others may follow in his footsteps.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


This is where the football star began his career, the rec fields of Roanoke City. And later this month this is where young athletes will learn the basics of football at a camp Taylor is helping develop.
[super=03-FFE/October 22, 1993;]


From the rec leagues, Shannon went on to star at Patrick Henry and UVA, but it's his days in the Inner City Athletic Association program that got him where he is today.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=it was]
[SUPER=01-Shannon Taylor/San Diego Charger Linebacker; :05]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=those things]
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[VO-NAT]


The Inner-City Athletic Association and All Star Clinics along with area businesses are helping put on the football camp July 27 and 28th.
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA/May;]


Shannon will be in training camp this year, but the date will be changed next year so he can coach at the camp.


(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=to see]
[SUPER=01-Paul Moyer/Inner-City Athletic Association;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=icing on the cake]
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[vo-nat]
Tuition is 10 dollars. It's at the Lincoln Terrace Field.


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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-100 (36:00)]
[GRAPHIC=Hoops Logo]


Camps with names and big enrollments are attracting a lot of kids, but there will always be room for the Neighborhood camp if it is run properly.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :]


At Glenvar boy's basketball coach Rick Crotts and the girl's coach Bryan Harvey are holding their annual basketball camp.
37 kids ages 7 to 13 are in camp and that numbers up from last year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I think...]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Harvey/Glenvar Girls Coach; :]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=.....were before."]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


All kids are welcome but many in camp this week are from the Glenvar area.
It gives Crotts and Harvey a chance to reach those kids at an early age.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="We keep most...]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=....early age.]
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[S-Hawks]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-92 (2:01:32)]
[GRAPHIC=Hoops Logo]


Troy Manns, a former hooper at PH and Tech is now an assistant coach and english teacher at Patrick Henry. This week Manns is running his own camp at William Fleming High School.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I'm learning...]
[SUPER=01-Troy Manns/Camp Director; :]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=.....worth the work."]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


25 kids are learning the fundamentals of the game from Manns and his counselors.
And because the camp has small numbers the kids receive a lot of one on one instruction.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="He teaches...]
[SUPER=01-Brandon Keith/11 Year Old Camper; :]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=.....any sports."]
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[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-96 10920tc]
[GRAPHIC=new river]


The New River Valley Speedway and Saturday night's Kroger-Pepsi 200 late model race that was broadcast live on Your Hometown Station brought out thousands of fans and a couple of gate crashers with a bird's eye view.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Last Saturday Night; :00]

During the second half of the race Wayne Mabe of Pulaski and his flying buddy David Stowers crashed the party in their gas powered parachutes. The aircraft weigh between 250 and 350 pounds empty and can reach speeds of 35 miles an hour. Their horsepower can't rival the Late Model stocks on the track. The most powerful aircraft ran on 56 horsepower. (------------) The chutes fly out of Loving Field in Pulaski. If you want one - they run about $12 thousand dollars new.