[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Teresa]

Coming up on NEWS 7 at six...
We'll have a progress report on work at the tire dump fire still burning in Roanoke County.
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[VO-NAT]

Plus, the story of a nine year old little boy who scored big with fans at today's Salem Avalanche game.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


In sports, the Express is in a do or die game with Trenton at the Round House, we will introduce you to one of the best young soccer players in the country who hails from the star city, Texas is rained out
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[VO-NAT]


and the Cannon rain on the Avalanche's parade, highlights in sports.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[SS=None]


A lovely afternoon with abundant sunshine and mild temperatures but it may be turning even warmer. Our Monday forecast is straight ahead. [Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
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[SOT 14:20:13]
[IN Q=These tires are smoldering]

((VANCE EVANS/EPA: THESE TIRES ARE SMOLDERING UNDERGROUND AND THERE'S ALWAYS THE THREAT SOME OF THE SOIL SETTLING OR COLLAPSING.))
[RUNS=:10 ]
[OUT Q=settling or collapsing]
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[VO-NAT]


It is slow tedious work, but efforts to put out the tire dump fire in Roanoke County are right on schedule.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Tire-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-13 TC-11:24]
[GRAPHIC=Tire Fire]


It's not certain how many tires have been extinguished so far, but the E-P-A says it's made significant progress this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Crews have been working non-stop since Thursday attacking the fire on Willie Keeling's property.
With bulldozers and backhoes, they have been breaking up the piles then extinguishing them with water and a special firefighting foam.
The E-P-A is confident the fire will be completely out by the end of the month but says the clean-up will take much longer.
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[SOT 14:23:17]
[IN Q=It's going to be somewhat]

((VANCE EVANS/EPA: IT'S GOING TO BE SOMEWHAT DIFFICULT TO GIVE A CLEAR ESTIMATION BECAUSE THE TIRES SEEM TO BE IN THE GROUND, IN LAYERS WITH DIRT COVERING THEM SO IT'S DIFFICULT TO SAY WHAT THE NUMBERS ARE SO IT WILL BE AN ON-GOING PROCESS AFTER WE'RE DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Vance Evans/EPA]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=after we're done]
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[VO-NAT]


The air around the fire continues to be tested three times a day.
The E-P-A says the air remains safe but the smoke may still be irritating to some people.
Residents can now get up to date information at a community information trailer, located at the command post next to the Merriman Road soccer field.
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[First-Pitch]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC-1:07:27]
[GRAPHIC=none]

[****ANCHOR TAG*****]
Hundreds came out for today's Salem Avalanche to "catch" a hometown hero.
But it wasn't a player-- rather a nine year old boy who stole the spotlight. Justin McLeod tells why this kid is a big hit with everyone who meets him.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Tyree/Jacob's Dad; :21]
[SUPER=01-Jacob Tyree; :49]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:13]
[RUNS=1:59]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF JACOB PLAYING BASEBALL IN BACKYARD))
Nine year old Jacob Tyree is a kid who truly lives for the game of baseball.
[SOT 14:34:10]
[IN Q=It's just my life]

((JACOB TYREE: IT'S JUST MY LIFE, I LOVE IT.))
[Runs= 02]
[OUT Q=I love it]


It's a love these days that doesn't come easy.
You see Jacob has a tumor, not in his brain, but rather in his spinal chord.
[SOT 14:35:44]
[IN Q=He had surgery]

((JERRY TYREE/JACOB'S DAD: HE HAD SURGERY NOVEMBER 13 OF LAST YEAR AND THEY WERE ABLE TO REMOVE PART OF IT BUT WE JUST FINISHED THE RADIATION AS A FOLLOW-UP AND HOPEFULLY THE RADIATION HAS TAKEN CARE OF IT.))
[Runs= 15]
[OUT Q=care of it]


Jacob must now wear hinged braces on his legs.
And as a result of his back surgery, he has to wear a brace twenty hours a day that keeps him upright.
[SOT 14:39:33]
[IN Q=It's difficult, painful]

((JACOB TYREE: IT'S DIFFICULT, PAINFUL AND KINDA EXCITING IN A WAY.))
[Runs= 07]
[OUT Q=exciting in a way]


Exciting because of all the new people and opportunities that have come Jacbob's way.
A big one happened Sunday afternoon when Jacob got the chance to throw out the first ball at the Salem Avalanche game.
[SOT 14:52:48]
[IN Q=As you might imagine]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: AS YOU MIGHT IMAGINE JACOB'S TREATMENT CAN BE VERY EXPENSIVE. THAT'S WHY THIS GAME IS A FUNDRAISER. FOR EVERY FIVE DOLLAR TICKET THE FAMILY SELLS, TWO DOLLARS JACOB'S TRUST FUND. NEARLY A THOUSAND PEOPLE CAME OUT TODAY TO SUPPORT JACOB'S CAUSE.))
[Runs= 15]
[OUT Q=support Jacob's cause]


It is a cause that has an uncertain future.
Jacob's condition is so rare doctors don't know whether the tumor will eventually threaten his life.
For now, Jacob has a simple game plan. (SHOT OF JACOB PLAYING VIDEO GAMES)
[SOT 14:40:41; 14:36:21]
[IN Q=I ignore it]

((JACOB TYREE: I IGNORE IT.)) ((JERRY TYREE: HIS ATTITUDE HASN'T A CHANGED A BIT. HE'S STILL JACOB. HE'S NOT AS FAST AS WE WAS, WE'RE GOING TO GET THERE.))
[Runs= 14]
[OUT Q=to get there]


With that optimism, there's no doubt Jacob has only brighter days ahead. (SHOT OF SUNLIGHT AND JACOB PITCHING)
Justin McLeod, News 7.))
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A benefit for Jacob will be held April 27th at the Mason Cove Church of the Brethren on Bradshaw Road-- from eight in the morning until 5 PM.


[MS-Walk]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC-1:39:36]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The fight to find a cure for multiple sclerosis took a giant step in the right direction today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

More than two thousand people from our area took part in the annual MS Walk in Roanoke. Other walks were also held in other cities across the country. The money raised from the local event will help fund research for MS which is a debilitating disease that attacks the central nervous system.
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[SOT 14:56:44]
[IN Q=We need to find more ways]

((TAMMY MARTIN/MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PATIENT: WE NEED TO FIND MORE WAYS TO RAISE MONEY FOR RESEARCH BECAUSE I KNOW I WAS THE ONE WHO WAS DIAGNOSED THREE YEARS AGO AND ANOTHER PERSON WHO HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED THAT I KNOW, JUST A COUPLE OF MONTHS. I DON'T WANT ANYBODY ELSE TO GET THIS DIAGNOSIS. I AM TOO YOUNG TO HAVE SIT IN THIS SCOOTER AND WASTE MY LIFE AND NOT DOING ANYTHING MORE.))
[SUPER=01-Tammy Martin/Multiple Sclerosis Patient]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=not doing anything anymore]
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[VO-NAT]


Similar walks took place today in Charlottesville, Galax, Radford, and Waynesboro.
The walk in Roanoke raised several thousand dollars.
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[Center-Square]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-08 TC-1:06:33]
[GRAPHIC=Center in Square]

All the museums inside Center in the Square in Roanoke are now open on Sunday once again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

A lack of state funding forced the Art Museum and Science Museum to close its doors on Sundays and Mondays last summer. The museums were asked to re-open on Sundays to help with a promotional campaign. Center in the Square plans to offer visitors a special rate for all three museums on Sunday beginning next month.
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[SOT 14:59:28]
[IN Q=We're real pleased]

((KATHERINE LONDOS/MUSEUM VISTOR: WE'RE REAL PLEASED THAT THEY ARE RE-OPENING ON SUNDAY'S. THERE'S REALLY NOT A LOT TO DO IN DOWNTOWN ON SUNDAY'S SO THIS IS REALLY NICE FOR THE KIDS THAT THEY HAVE RE-OPENED ON SUNDAY'S.))
[SUPER=01-Katherine Londos/Museum Visitor]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=re-opened on Sunday's]
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[VO-NAT]

This was the first week for the new hours. Museum officials say business was slow today but hope it picks up in the coming weeks. All the museums will remain closed on Monday's.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Still ahead on News 7 at 6, state officials try to figure out where to put thousands of dead and diseased birds...
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[VO-NAT]

and it's a light in the dark that has some local ties for troops battling in Afghanistan. We'll have that and more coming up, but first, let's say hello to Jacey.
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[Avian-Flu]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]

More than a half million turkeys and chickens with Avian flu may end up in landfills. State officials say a landfill in Waverly has already begun accepting dead birds.... and more could end up in a landfill near Richmond. The state decided to bury the poultry in landfills instead of letting farmers dispose of them on their own property... to prevent possible groundwater contamination. As of Friday, 561-thousand turkeys and chickens across four Shenandoah Valley counties had tested positive for the disease.

[ITT]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-09 TC-57:16]
[GRAPHIC=ITT]

Some local technology is helping with the war effort thousands of miles away.
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[VO-NAT - :13]
[SUPER=@File]

I-T-T Industries Night Vision is being used extensively in Afghanistan. A few weeks ago, at a conference attended by I-T-T executives, a former Army Chief of Staff praised the technology developed in Roanoke.
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[SOT - 45:12]
[IN Q=A Black Hawk helicopter...]

((NEIL GALLAGHER/ITT INDUSTRIES NIGHT VISION PRESIDENT: A BLACK HAWK HELICOPTER COMES TO A PREDETERMINED PLACE, LANDS IN A COUNTRY NOBODY'S EVER BEEN AT, MEETS SOME OF OUR HELPERS THERE. HE SAYS THE TEAM GETS OUT, DONS THEIR NIGHT VISION EQUIPMENT, THEN RIDES ON HORSES TO WHERE THEY CAN IDENTIFY THE ENEMY, AND POINT LASERS ON THEM AND CALL AIR STRIKES IN. ALL DONE IN THE DARK, AND IT WAS A HIGH TRIBUTE TO OUR NIGHT VISION EQUIPMENT, AND WE CERTAINLY FELT PROUD THAT DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Neil Gallagher/ITT Industries Night Vision President; ]
[RUNS=29]
[OUT Q=felt proud that day.]
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[VO-NAT - :07+]

Gallagher said I-T-T Night Vision technology first saw active duty in Panama City, and earned its fame in the Gulf War.
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[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]


Still ahead on News 7, it's the last stand for the Express, as the team tries to avoid being railroaded out of the playoffs... Steve Mason will have highlights.
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[VO-NAT]

and we'll check in with a local company that is certainly on the rise. The story when NEWS 7 at six returns. Stay with us.
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[Bakery-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=Virginia Profiles - #5 TC-1:13:23]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Profile]

The Maple Leaf Bakery plant in Roanoke is home to the world's largest bread line. The company recently poured a hundred thousand dollars into its latest addition earmarked strictly for education. In this week's Virginia Profile, we sent Jennifer Miele to tackle the art of breadmaking.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=On my first day of]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:06]
[SUPER=01-Al Sautner/Plant Manager;:22]
[SUPER=@jennifer1;1:33]
[RUNS=1:54]
[OUT Q=JM News 7 Roanoke.]


(( On my first day of bread school, I was amazed at what was going on in the Roanoke facility.
In Maple Leaf's hundred thousand dollar education center, employees learn how to create recipes, tastes and textures that penetrate the world's bread market.
From the class room we mix into the plant. [15:10:57] ((AL SAUNTER: WE'RE ABLE TO MIX DOUGH FASTER THAN ANY BAKERY THAT IS PUTTING IN EQUIPMENT OR DOING THIS )) [RUNS05]
These things churn out a batch every six minutes... it used to take a half hour. [15:11:04] ((THIS PARTICULAR BREAD IS GARLIC BREAD WE'LL BE PRODUCING.)) [RUNS03] [TC:15:13:36] ((EACH PIECE OF EQUIPMENT WILL RUN 25 HUNDRED POUND OF DOUGH PER HOUR.)) [RUNS03]
That dough takes the shape of loaves and is checked randomly for proper weight. [15:16:39] ((SO WE PUT TOGETHER A GARLIC PULL APART BREAD, SHOWED IT TO WAL MART STORES AND THE ORDERS HAVE COME THROUGH. NOW WE HAVE OVER 20 THOUSAND CASES OF ONE PRODUCT JUST FOR WAL MART.)) [RUNS10]
Notice there aren't many people manning the lines?
That's because this is state-of-the art equipment, the first of its kind, and it's being tested right here in Roanoke.
I'd say it's churning out some well-risen dough. [15:22:31] ((TWO HOURS AFTER THE PRODUCT ENTERS THE PROOF BOX, IT COMES OUT AND GOES DIRECTLY TO THE ROBOT CUTTER WHERE IT MAKES THE FINAL CUTS BEFORE GOING INTO THE OVEN.)) [RUNS09]
20 minutes in the oven. A few hours in the freezer... [tc:15:27:35] ((THE PRODUCT EXITS THE FREEZER, GOES THROUGH A BREAD DEPANNER, THROUGH A METAL DETECTOR, PACKED OUT TO SALE.)) [RUNS09] [STAND UP] [TC:15:29:03] ((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: AS PART OF THEIR EXCELLENT BREADUCATION, MAPLE LEAF BAKERY EMPLOYEES ARE ASKED TO COME IN HERE AND SEE HOW PRODUCTS ARE RESEARCHED AND DEVELOPED... TAKE IT TO THE OVEN.)) [RUNS12] [00:01:02] ((AND IT'S A GOOD THING I WENT TO MAPLE LEAF BREAD SCHOOL, BECAUSE THIS BREAD IS HEADED TO A SUB SHOP IN CINCINNATI.))

[runs05]
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke.))


[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


The Avs wrap up their three game homestand with Potomac, the Express battles the Titss
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[VO-NAT]


and former Cave Spring product Drew Harrison is playing on the USA under 17 soccer players in the country, his latest travels coming up.
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[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-120 ]
[GRAPHIC=Texas motor speedway]


Due to rain, the seventh race of the Winston Cup season was postponed until tomorrow at noon eastern time.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fort Worth, TX/FOX; :00]


Rain and thunder storms pelted the Texas Motor Speedway most of the day today and the Samsung/Radio Shack 500 was called by NASCAR about 3:40. Thunderstorm activity was supposed to continue throughout the day. Bill Elliott will start on the poll tomorrow.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-112]
[GRAPHIC=express/titans]


The Express came into today's 4 o'clock face off against Trenton in the best of five ECHL opebning round playoff contest on the verge of elimination.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Titans vs. Express; :00]


Roanoke fans knew that everyone would have to come together to help the Express against the Titans, a team that scored six goals in game three.
Express goalie Daniel Berthiaume was hot most of the day, stopping Trenton with several nice saves rom in the cage.

But the Titans finally beat Bertiaume on this shot. right now we are in the third period and Trenton is leading 2 to 1 complete highlights at 11.
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[S-AVS]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-111 1:17:23]
[GRAPHIC=Avalanche]


The Salem Avalanche looked to improve to 2-1 on the season today, but Potomac, the team the Avs beat last night, was chasing revenge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Cannons vs. Avalanche; :00]


Unlike last nights chilly conditions, it was a bright sunny day for game three of this three game homestand against Potomac.
The Cannons would strike first using some infield tactics. Matt Williams with the bunt [SUPER=37-Potomac/2/Salem/1;

]down the first baseline. He is out but a runner advances to second.
Dan Moylan would reach third and then Seth Davidson rockets this shot into right field and Moylan is gonna come on down from third. 2-1 Potomac in the top of the seventh, some good news for the Avs, a Potomac runner is gunned down at third. Cannons win 2-1.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-115]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


The Arizona Diamondbacks pitchers have thrown three shutouts in the team's first six games.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tuscon, AZ; ]

Arizona's Curt Schilling struck out 17 batters and threw a one-hit shutout as the Diamondbacks blanked Milwaukee 2-to-0. No Milwaukee runner reached second base. Milwaukee batters have struck out 33 times in the last two games.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


In New York, the Yankees were presented with their American League championship rings and then they went out and completed a sweep of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Roger Clemens gave up one earned runnin seven and a third innings.
Derek Jeter had three hits and three RBI's to lead the Bronx Bombers, now your numbers.
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[CHYRON MOTION] [go to scores] [WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=x5011;]
[SUPER=0093-j/Potomac/2//Salem/1///j/Lynchburg/11//Frederick/3///;]
[SUPER=X5010;]
[SUPER=0091-j/Minnesota/10//Toronto/6///j/Boston/4//Baltimore/1///;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0091-j/Cleveland/5//Detroit/1////Tampa Bay/2/j/New York/7///;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0092-/Atlanta/2//N.Y. Mets/2/13//j/Arizona/2//Milwaukee/0///]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0092-j/Montreal/5//Cincinnati/2///j/Pittsburgh/6//Chicago/1///;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=...last score."]
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[S-Soccer]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


The Fourth annual Advance Auto Parts invitational soccer tournament finished up today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]

75 teams from five states and Canada participated in the two day tournament at scenic Green Hill Park.
Approximately 14 hundred boys and girls played some of the best competition they have ever faced.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="playing]
[SUPER=01-Danny Beamer/Tournament Director; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=......shoot for all the time"]
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[S-Drew]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-114 1:34:08]
[GRAPHIC=dREW hARRISON]


Former Cave Spring standout soccer player Drew Harrison is one of the top 20 soccer players in the country 17 years or younger, in fact he is so good that pro scouts in Europe are looking at him already.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


The 16 year old was in Roanoke over the weekend on spring break. He left Cave Spring this past January to attend Nick Bellottari's school for gifted athletes in Florida. This school grooms young athletes like Drew for professionals sports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=we]
[SUPER=01-Drew Harrison/USA Under 17 Team Member; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=...just the game"]
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[VO-NAT]


Drew and the USA 17 and under national team have traveled to Italy, Brazil, Coasta Rica, France and Germany over the last three months. Unfortunately competition brought out the worlds worst in some fans in Brazil during one of Harrisons games.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="once we]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=......mad and frustrated"]
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-110]
[GRAPHIC=UVa football]


The Virginia football team is playing out this spring football season without a full deck. A substantial portion of the squad is not in camp.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


Whenever a major program changes coaches there is generally a drop off in personnel. But the Cavs are excited about a recruiting class ranked in the top five nationally that will come in next school year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Alvin Pearman/UVa Sophomore Running Back; :24]
[RUNS=:40]
[OUT Q=.......help us immediately"]
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[VO-NAT]


With only a third of the team actually practicing this spring, the goals and the approach of the players are a little bit different.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Matt Schaub/UVa Junior Quarterback; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=......into camp"]
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]

The UVa spring game is set for Saturday, April 20th.