[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Earning teaching credentials in Virginia could get harder.
We'll tell you how Mark Early wants to toughen the process.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Plus, a Roanoke woman wants a jury to give her a hand in punishing the nail salon she says ripped her, and her fingernails, off.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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And in sports, VMI unveils its football team for this season. Respected Roanoke Times sports columnist Jack Bogaczyk leaves the paper after nearly 27 years.
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[VO-NAT]

And if you want to catch the Hokies first four game this coming season - there will no sleeping in late on Saturday mornings. The kickoff times later in sports.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Had enough of the hazy, humid weather of late? Canada shares a big old high pressure system this week to help us out. Details ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Tightening the standards on new teachers in Virginia.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


It's the latest campaign pledge from Mark Earley
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Earley]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#01-43 TC19:55]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


If elected governor, the Republican says he'll toughen the requirements on new teachers.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Earley made the announcement at the Northwest Child Development Center in Roanoke this afternoon.
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and Teresa/Microwave]


That's where we find Teresa Hamilton.
Teresa, what can you tell us about this program?
[Live=Teresa Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=419-Teresa Hamilton/thamilton*wdbj7.com;]
[SUPER=405-Roanoke;]
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(Rollcue:level of professionalism.)
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[SUPER=@Earley; :00]
[SUPER=403-Roanoke; :10]
[SUPER=401-Wes Worley/Covington High School Teacher; :56]
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[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and Teresa/Microwave]



[Warner-PACs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-20 TC07:20]
[GRAPHIC=CAmpaign 2001]


Republicans were on the attack in Richmond today too, asking the State Board of Elections if Democrat Mark Warner is violating state law.
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[VO-NAT :10]
[SUPER=403-Richmond;]


A group of Republican lawmakers says a political action committee called Virginians for Warner should NOT exist along with the actual Warner campaign fund.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I am not asserting that there's]
[sot tape 13:49:35 ]

((DEL. CHRIS JONES/R-SUFFOLK: I AM NOT ASSERTING THAT THERE'S ANYTHING SINISTER. I DO KNOW THAT VIRGINIANS FOR WARNER EXISTS. AND THAT THE WARNER FOR GOVERNOR CAMPAIGN EXISTS. AND I KNOW FROM READING THE CODE WHAT THE CODE SAYS. IT SAYS ONE ACCOUNT FOR EXPENDITURES AND CONTRIBUTIONS.))
[SUPER=401-Del. Chris Jones/(R) Suffolk;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=account for expenditures and contributions.]
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[VO-NAT :16]


The Warner campaign says the whole issue is a red herring.
They say Virginians for Warner is NO different in being separate from, but contributing to the campaign, than the Republican Party of Virginia is to the Earley campaign.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Mark has fully reported]
[sot tape 13:54:37 ]

((LARRY FRAMME/VIRGINIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY: MARK HAS FULLY REPORTED, IN COMPLIANCE NOT ONLY IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS... NOW HAS DISCLOSED THE SALARIES OF ALL HIS EMPLOYEES.))
[SUPER=401-Larry Framme/Virginia Democratic Party;]
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[OUT Q=the salaries of all his employees.]
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[VO-NAT :12]
[SUPER=404-File Tape;]


Warner disclosed three campaign workers' salaries last week after Republicans complained he was paying them out of his own pocket.
The State Board of Elections had been allowing that arrangement.
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[Car-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC1:36:13]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


The lawsuit over the legality of Governor Jim Gilmore's car tax cut has been thrown out without any decision on its merits.
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[VO-NAT :51 ]


The bi-partisan lawsuit was brought by two state senators and some northern Virginia business and higher education leaders.
It alleged the Governor had fudged the revenue numbers last year to keep the tax phase-out on schedule.
Richmond Judge Theodore Markow (MARK -oh) dismissed the suit, writing:
"Even though ... petitioners believe that the Governor's revenue forecast did not comply with statutory requirements ... "
" ... and even that the Governor 'sidestepped' procedural safeguards, it is void of language allowing the court to infer bad faith on the part of the Governor ... "
The judge says the senators and businessmen have NO precedent for legal standing, writing:
"If these individual taxpayers with no real or substantial interest were allowed to litigate this action, then virtually every taxpayer in Virginia would have standing to challenge virtually every appropriation ..."
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[Giles-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC40:49]
[GRAPHIC=Drowning]

It took more than five-hours, but rescue crews have recovered the body of a man who drowned in the New River.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

The body of 42-year-old Kenneth Smith was located near the Shumate Falls area of Glen Lyn around 11 this morning. Authorities had been looking for the Bluefield, West Virginia man since Sunday evening. They say Smith was fishing at the Giles County location with a friend when they believe he stepped off a rock ledge into deep water. Authorities are calling the drowning accidental.
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[Patterson-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-32 TC57:20]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]

Roanoke Police are investigating the murder of a Rocky Mount man.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

A police spokeswoman says the body of 27-year old Timothy B. Smithers was found in an alley off the 14-hundred block of Patterson Avenue. A man who says he found the body also reports hearing screaming beforehand. Police responded to the call shortly after one this morning. A neighbor says he saw investigators take a rock into evidence. An autopsy tentatively identified the cause of death as "blunt force trauma to the head." If you have any information about the crime you are asked to contact the Roanoke Police Department.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Cleanup cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Now a former haz-mat site could become the Hill City's newest park.
That's one story still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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[LIVE=JoeD Full/Microwave]
[ANCHOR=JoeD]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]


And the expansion project that will keep the Roanoke Times downtown... is raising objections from some who live nearby.
I'll have that story in a moment...
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[Roanoke-Times]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-44 TC13:22]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The Roanoke Times is making plans for a 31- million dollar expansion downtown... a new printing plant that would be built across Second Street.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


But tomorrow, a property owner in the area will ask the city's Board of Zoning Appeals to block the project.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & JoeD/Microwave;]


Joe Dashiell is downtown tonight with more on Roger Roberts' objections.
[LIVE=JoeD /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]


Keith and Shannon, Roberts says city officials encouraged him to renovate the upper floors of his building into luxury apartments.
Now he says they're embracing a project that will destroy the view, create more noise, and make it difficult to rent his upscale units.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;: 07]
[SUPER=01-Roger Roberts/Building Owner; :21]
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[OUT Q=or near the Salem Avenue area.]

(([OPEN ON NAT SOUND 02:38:38]
[IN Q=You know we really went]

((ROGER ROBERTS/BUILDING OWNER: YOU KNOW WE REALLY WENT ALL THE WAY OUT TO BUILD SOME NICE LUXURY APARTMENTS HERE.))
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[OUT Q=luxury apartments here.]


Roger Roberts is proud of the renovations... three upscale apartments with porches and a view of Warehouse Row...
But now he fears the newspaper's expansion will devalue his property, and make it more difficult to find tenants.
[SOT ROBERTS INTERVIEW 02:34:52]
[IN Q=]

((THEY'VE GOT PLENTY OF LAND TO BUILD ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE NEWSPAPER. WHY DON'T THEY BUILD OVER THERE. I WOULDN'T OBJECT TO THAT, BUT THEY'RE BUILDING RIGHT BESIDE MY BUILDING.))
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[OUT Q=beside my building.]


Erin Montgomery has lived here for two years. She says her concerns may appear somewhat selfish, but believes there is a larger issue than the impact on one property owner and his tenants.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Primarily this section of downtown]

((PRIMARILY THIS SECTION OF DOWNTOWN IS BETTER SUITED TO HAVING A MIX OF PEOPLE BUYING AND ALSO RENTING VERSUS A PLANT EXPANSION THAT COULD HAPPEN FURTHER DOWN CAMPBELL AVENUE OR NEAR THE SALEM AVENUE AREA.))
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[OUT Q=Salem Avenue area.]))
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[LIVE=Joe D /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


City Manager Darlene Burcham and Roanoke Times Publisher Wendy Zomparelli declined on- camera interviews today... but Zomparelli described the project as a terrific enhancement to downtown.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & JoeD /Microwave;]


Keith and Shannon, Zomparelli said the newspaper is eager to show the Board of Zoning Appeals what the new facility will look like.

[Wachovia]


[ANCHOR=SHannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Wachovia/FU Merger]


The Federal Reserve has given Wachovia approval to merge with First Union.
The combination of the two will create the nation's fourth largest bank.
The merger received Wachovia shareholder approval ten days ago.
The merger has been approved by all other state and federal regulators thus far.

[Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=SHannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-51 TC01:30]
[GRAPHIC=Optical Cable]


A visit to Roanoke by a Chinese company could mean a sales boost for Optical Cable Corporation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape]


Shanghai-based WorldBest will tour the Roanoke County company tomorrow.
Optical Cable says WorldBest's connections in Asia could help it sell more fiber optic cable there.
Officials are not calling the visit a "joint venture," but do say if the visit goes well, it will enable Optical Cable to penetrate the Chinese market more rapidly.
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[Stocks]


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


A modest day on Wall Street, with technology stocks making the biggest gains. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/0.34/10415.91/x/25.75/1982.23;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW closed almost unchanged from last week... off a fraction.
NASDAQ up 26.
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[Top-Nail]
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[***ANCHOR TAG***]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Have you ever wondered what kind of chemicals they use on your fingernails in your local nail salon?
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A Roanoke woman found out the hard way.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
[SUPER=01-Carol Webb/Plaintiff]
[SUPER=01-Nancy King/Plaintiff's Expert]
[SUPER=01-Son Nguyen/Top Nail Salon Owner]
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[OUT Q=this is the first time. (DOUBLE OUT)]

(( Carol Webb had always done her own nails. In April, 1995, she went along with her sister to the Top Nail Salon. She told a Roanoke jury today about the dumbness and pain.
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[SOT 2:44:10]
[IN Q=About a week later]

((ABOUT A WEEK LATER THEY STARTED TURNING BLACK AND COMING OFF IN LAYERS.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=in layers.]


We first met Carol Webb about a year after she'd had her nails done at Top Nail. It has taken until THIS year to get the case before a jury.
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[SOT 2:55:45 BIG TAPE]
[IN Q=...that I'll always have]

((I'LL ALWAYS HAVE UGLY FINGERNAILS, UGLY HANDS AND I'M REALLY EMBARRASSED ABOUT THEM AND REALLY SELF CONSCIOUS AND ALWAYS TRY TO HIDE THEM.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=try to hide them.]


The problem- -both sides agree- -is a chemical called methyl methacrylate- -the primary ingredient in M-G Liquid. The plaintiff's expert says the stuff has no business in a nail salon being applied to people's fingernails.
The problem is it's too strong. A fake nail applied with MMA has no "give" to it.
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[SOT tape #2 39:42]
[IN Q=If you jam it]

((IF YOU JAM IT, IT WILL BREAK AND IF YOU JAM A METHYL NAIL, QUITE OFTEN, IT WILL RIP YOUR NAIL OFF, COMPLETELY. SOMETIMES IT RIPS IT OFF FROM UNDER THE MATRIX AND IT NEVER GROWS BACK.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=never grows back.]


Cong Le and Truyen Pham- -the defendants in this case- -have since sold the shop to Sony Nguyen. He testified today that he first heard about Carol Webb's problem when a News 7 reporter contacted him in 1997.
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[SOT Tape #3 1:49:30]
[IN Q=I never heard]

((I NEVER HAD ANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE CHEMICAL UNTIL NOW. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=this is the first time. (DOUBLE OUT)]))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=Legal Scales]


Three months ago another jury returned a verdict in favor of Carol Webb, but awarded her only the amount of her medical bills, about 17-hundred dollars.
A new jury is deliberating tonight, presumably- -this time- -considering what her pain and suffering may be worth.
[Allen-Morrison]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-25 TC1:51:08]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


What has been a neighborhood eyesore for years could become Lynchburg's newest city park.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The city is owed more than 200- thousand dollars in back taxes for the old Allen- Morrison property.
The former sign plant closed suddenly in 1997, forcing 100 people out of their jobs.
[SUPER=04-January 1999; ]


It also was the site of a hazardous waste cleanup by the Environmental Protection Agency two years ago.
Officials say it's not likely anyone with ties to the property will want to lay claim to it.
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[SOT 00:24:03]
[IN Q=You've got the]

((WALTER ERWIN/LYNCHBURG CITY ATTORNEY: YOU'VE GOT THE DELINQUENT TAX LIEN FOR 204- THOUSAND DOLLARS ON IT. YOU'VE GOT THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY'S LIEN FOR SEVERAL HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS, YOU'VE ALSO GOT THE STIGMA OF IT HAVING BEEN AN ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP SITE. SO BECAUSE OF ALL THOSE FACTORS, THE APPRAISAL REPORT THAT WE HAD DONE INDICATED THAT THE PROPERTY ACTUALLY HAD A NEGATIVE VALUE.))
[SUPER=01-Walter Erwin/Lynchburg City Attorney]
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[OUT Q=a negative value.]
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[VO-NAT]


The E-P-A says it probably would not seek to recover its cleanup costs if the city acquires the property for public use.
Parks and recreation officials have talked about turning the land into a new recreational complex.
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[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on the Big 7, we'll head to Lexington as Steve Mason gets us up to speed on the VMI football team. Start times for Tech's first four home games are set.
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[VO-NAT]

And after 26 and half years at the Roanoke Times, sports writer and columnist Jack Bogaczyk is swapping the printing press for a full court press.
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[S-VMI]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-100 5300tc]
[GRAPHIC=VMI FOOTBALL]


The VMI football team finished 2-and-9 last season, but the Keydets' two victories came in their last four games.
At that later season surge is just one reason why they are fired up on post. Steve Mason has more from Lexington.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;: 00]
[SUPER=01-Matt Maxey/VMI Place Kicker; :13]
[SUPER=01-Joey Gibson/VMI Junior Quarterback; :28]
[SUPER=01-Cal McCombs/Third Season as VMI Head Coach; :48]
[SUPER=01-Derik Screen/VMI Linebacker; 1:07]
[SUPER=@steve1; 1:17]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-96 12806]
[GRAPHIC=TECH]


Virginia Tech released the start times for its first four games of the upcoming football season this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

The UConn, Western Michigan and UCF home games will all begin at high noon at Worsham Field. The first road game of the season at Rutgers also will kickoff at Noon. It's not the most challenging start to a season, but one the players plan to take seriously.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="We have...]
[SUPER=01-Lamar Cobb/VT Defensive End from Gretna; :00]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=...I'm gone."]
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=HOLF TECH]

The only other start time set at this hour is the season final against Miami which kicks off at one.

[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=EXPRESS]


The Roanoke Express has inked another player who spent time Roanoke last season. Duncan Dalmao, a six foot two inch, 210 pound defenseman played 55 games with the Express last year.

[S-Jack]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-97 4646TC]
[GRAPHIC=ROANOKE DAZZLE]


The Roanoke Dazzle, the Star City's new National Basketball Developmental League team that will begin play in the fall, welcomed a veteran to its staff today.
[GRAPHIC=BOGACZYK]

Jack Bogaczyk, joined the team as its media relations director today. Their gain is southwest Virginia's loss. For the past 26 and half years, Bogaczyk has been a mainstay in the Roanoke Times sports department.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

He made this career change at the age of 51 in part because of philosophical differences with his former employer. Readers also occasionally took issue with Bogaczyk, but you could never question his preparation or his fairness.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I felt like...]
[SUPER=01-Jack Bogaczyk/Leaves Roanoke Times After 26 Years; :03]
[SUPER=01-Billy Hite/Va. Tech Assistant Head Coach; :15]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=...NEWSPAPER REPORTER."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

Bogaczyk's last column was printed in yesterday's edition of the Times. As usual, it contained items that most of his work possessed - humor and perspective.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I think a lot...]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=...AS YOU KNOW."]
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD BOGACZYK]

And speaking of those hoops, tonight at 11, Bogaczyk talks about the most memorable event in his 3 decades of reportin g.