[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Teresa]

Ahead on NEWS 7 at six...
The search continues for a suspect in yesterday's shooting at a Roanoke shopping mall.
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[VO-NAT]

And, your eyes aren't deceiving you-- Today-- we began broadcasting from our new Roanoke location. Coming up-- a look at what it was like, behind the scenes, as WDBJ scrambled overnight to get our first broadcast on the air this morning.
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[Sports-Head]


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

Tonight on News 7 sports, everythings from Rugby to tribute to Roy Stanley by an area softball league. Plus, the NFL draft's first round is history.
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[VO-NAT]

And the Hokies close out the spring with a little trickery in their annual Maroon and White spring game.
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[Wx-Head]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


High winds and warm temperatures today but stormy weather still forecasted to head our way. Where and when explained in a few minutes.
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[SUPER=@Teresa1;]
[SUPER=@Mike1;]
[SUPER=@Jacey1;]
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[NEWSCAST=6]
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[SOT 2:00:42]
[IN Q=If there was anyone]

((SHELLY ALLEY/ ROANOKE POLICE DEPT: IF THERE WAS ANYONE IN THE AREA WHO WE DID NOT TAKE A STATEMENT FROM WE WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO THOSE PEOPLE.))
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[OUT Q=to those people]
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[VO-NAT]


Police ask for the public's help to solve a murder that happened at a busy Roanoke shopping mall last night.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Rke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-20 TC-1:13:47]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


The shooting happened just after eight o'clock in the parking lot of Towers Mall on Colonial Avenue.
The victim, 20 year old Ronald Steven Clark of Blue Ridge died early this morning at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
As Justin McLeod discovered the investigation so far has led to more questions than answers.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday Night; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Bill Althoff/Roanoke Police Dept.; :16]
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Roanoke Police Spokesperson.; :40]
[SUPER=@justin1; :53]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke.]

((((NAT SOUND OF THE SCENE))
It happened on a busy Friday night just as the sun was going down.
Police arrived to find a man shot in the face in the driver's seat of this white sedan.
It didn't take long for officers to realize this wasn't a suicide.
[SOT 11:29:19]
[IN Q=Normally, when one has]

((LT. BILL ALTHOFF/ROANOKE POLICE DEPT: NORMALLY WHEN ONE HAS A SUICIDE THE GUN IS VERY CLOSE AND IMMEDIATELY VISIBLE GUN SO THAT IS SUSPICIOUS.))
Police have yet to recover a weapon and several unanswered questions remain.
Was the car parked at the time of the shooting?
They're also trying to determine whether the shooter was in the car and whether the two argued.
Police are hoping more witnesses will provide those much needed answers.
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[IN Q=It may be someone]

((SHELLY ALLEY/ROANOKE POLICE SPOKESPERSON: IT MAY BE SOMEONE WHO SAW SOMETHING AND DIDN'T THINK IT WAS THAT SIGNIFICANT AND DIDN'T GIVE US A STATEMENT BUT TO AS IT COULD BE VERY SIGNIFICANT SO EVEN IF SOMEONE IS OUT THERE AND THINKS "I MAY HAVE SAW THAT GUY BUT I DON'T KNOW IF I DID OR NOT WE STILL WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO THEM.))
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[SOT 1:59:52]
[IN Q=Seconds after witnesses]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: SECONDS AFTER WITNESSES HEARD THE SHOTS THEY SAW SOMEONE WALKING AWAY FROM THE CAR WITH HIS ARMS CROSSED. WE'RE TOLD HE WAS WALKING TOWARDS THE MALL HEADING IN THE DIRECTION OF BRANDON AVENUE. NOW POLICE ARE NOT LABELING HIM A SUSPECT JUST SOMEONE THEY WANT TO TALK TO.))
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He is described as a black male with very short hair, a multi-color windbreaker and baggy blue jeans.
Police will only say he could be a potential witness.
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[IN Q=We would like to]

((SHELLY ALLEY/ROANOKE POLICE DEPT.: WE WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO THIS INDIVIDUAL AND GET INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT WE MAY HAVE SEEN OR HEARD OR IF HE HAD ANY INVOLVEMENT IN THIS INCIDENT.))
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[OUT Q=in this incident]


And with so many people nearby police are hoping someone saw this individual and will provide other useful clues to help solve Roanoke's latest murder.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))
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[TAKE CRIMELINE FS] Anyone with information can call Crimeline at 344-8500.
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[L'Burg-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-21 TC-00:58]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]

Lynchburg police have not yet made an arrest in the deaths of a couple found slain in their home, while their two young daughters were inside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Yesterday;]

25-year-old Anthony Robinson and 23-year-old Rhonda Robinson were killed yesterday morning at their home on Sussex Street. Their eight-year-old daughter called a relative yesterday to say something was wrong with her parents. Police found the girl and her four-year-old sister unharmed when they arrived. The parents' bodies were in separate areas of the home. A Lynchburg investigator says firearms were involved in the double killing, and there were signs of forcible entry to the home. Anthony Robinson was scheduled for trial in Lynchburg next month on charges of dealing cocaine.
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[New-Building]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


We're happily on the air at our brand new digital broadcasting center ... but behind the scenes, the work is far from over.
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[VO-NAT :11]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Engineers and operations staff are still working seven days a week, more than 12 hours a day, connecting cable and setting up equipment.
That work will probably continue for months.
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[SOT 14:19 - :37]
[IN Q=The first thing]

((CARL GUFFEY/OPERATIONS & ENGINEERING DIRECTOR: THE FIRST THING WE DO IS GET THE LITERAL ON-AIR PRODUCT ... NOW WE'RE COMING BACK AND FILLING. IT'S LIKE YOU GO DOWN A ROW OF CORN AND PLANT TWO PIECES. AND NOW I'VE GOT TO PLANT THE OTHER 150 THAT GO WITH IT.))
[SUPER=01-Carl Guffey/Operations & Engineering Director;]
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[OUT Q=that go with it.]
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[VO-NAT :23]


News-7 engineers hope to have the closed captioning and the time and temperature back up on your screens in the next few days.
We'll also be broadcasting a full-power digital signal on Digital Channel 18 -- a spectacular picture that will be ready for you when you're ready to receive it.
In the meantime, Your Hometown Station will continue to broadcast on Channel 7 for AT LEAST four years.
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[Longwood]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-10 TC-46:00]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The one year anniversary of the fire that damaged several buildings on the Longwood College campus will be marked with optimism.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Farmville/April 25; ]

Last year's fire destroyed academic buildings and damaged four dorms at the school in Farmville. The fire was ruled an accident and rebuilding of the academic complex is expected to begin this summer, including reconstruction of the Rotunda that had been the centerpiece of the campus. Next week-- Governor Mark Warner will visit the school on the fire's anniversary to sign legislation making Longwood a university.
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[Rke-College]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-19 TC-6:28]
[GRAPHIC=none]


There was also a lot of remembering today at Roanoke College.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


The fraternity Sigma Chi dedicated a memorial garden in memory of Steve (luh-MOHN-tay) Lamentia.
He is a 1985 graduate of Roanoke College who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center last September.
He is survived by his wife who was at today's ceremony and two small children.
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[SOT 16:54:11]
[IN Q=He was a wonderful]
[SUPER=01-Todd Peters/Classmate;]

((TODD PETERS/CLASSMATE: HE WAS A WONDERFUL, JUST A WONDERFUL GUY WITH A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR AND WE'RE ALL GOING TO MISS HIM.))
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[OUT Q=to miss him]
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[VO-NAT]


Several of Steve's classmates spoke at today's dedication including someone who survived the 9-11 attacks.
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[SOT 16:56:38]
[IN Q=Its hard to deal]
[SUPER=01-Bob Berger/September 11th Survivor; :]

((BOB BERGER/9-11 SURVIVOR: IT'S HARD TO DEAL WITH THINKING OF THESE GUYS AND ESPECIALLY MY CLOSE FRIENDS THAT DIDN'T MAKE IT OUT AND I OFTEN ASK MYSELF WHY AND JUST TRY TO, HOPEFULLY TIME WILL HEAL AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN MOVE ON.))
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[OUT Q=can move on]
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[VO-NAT]


The garden is located behind the Sigma Phi house on North Market Street.
Alumni have also set up a scholarship in Steven's name.
So far, they've raised more than ten thousand dollars.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Still ahead on News 7 at 6, an entertainer that visited our area in the past week is slated to receive a national recognition...
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[VO-NAT]

and these people had the right idea today, as they took to the skies in the Roanoke Valley... We'll have more on that, but first, let's check in with Jacey...
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[Earth-Day]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-23 TC-1:31]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Today is the day many set aside to honor Mother Earth.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Roanoke Valley held its annual Earth Day celebrations at Roanoke's Highland Park.
Many area environmental organizations were on hand to demonstrate everything from recycling, organic composting, and the best way to plant trees.
The event also featured live music from local bands, all playing in support of the environment.
This is the 20th year for Earth Day.
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[Kite-Festival]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-17 TC-25:59]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


At Green Hill Park in Roanoke County today, all eyes were to the sky.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Thousands turned out for the fourth annual Green Hill Park Family Kite Festival.
This year's event featured hand made kites, demonstrations, and kite making.
Kroger donated free kite kits to the first five- hundred people.
This year's festival attracted people from all over the state and as far away as Rhode Island.
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[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Still ahead on News 7, Jack Roush is still listed in critical but stable condition at an Alabama hospital after a plane crash yesterday. Mike Stevens will have more in sports.
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[VO-NAT]

but before that, one local organization is trying to cook up some money for charity... We'll have that and more coming up. Stay with us.
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[Belafonte]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-22 TC-00:10]
[GRAPHIC=none]

We've come a long way-- but the United States still has a way to go in ensuring equal rights for all people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Week;]

That's the opinion of singer and actor Harry Belafonte. The 75- year old was in Roanoke earlier this week to speak at this year's N-double-A-C-P awards banquet. He says the U-S has made great strides in terms of civil rights- but says young people need to get more involved.
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[SUPER=01-Harry Belafonte/Singer & Actor; :00]

((I THINK ANYONE WHO TALKS ABOUT CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY, ANYBODY WHO TALKS ABOUT GUIDING OUR NATION TO A H HIGHER AND BETTER PLACE REALLY UNDERSTANDS VERY CLEARLY THAT ANYTHING WE WANT TO ACHIEVE STARTS IN THE COMMUNITY AND THAT MOST OF THE TIME IT'S IN THE TINIEST AND MOST UNEXPECTED PLACES.))
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[OUT Q=and most unexpected places.]
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[VO-NAT]

Later this month, Belanfonte will be honored by the Detroit branch of the N-double-A-C-P with a lifetime achievement award. Belanfonte befriended the Reverend Martin Luther King, Junior during the civil rights movement and helped finance Freedom Rides and voter-registration drives.
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[Cookbook]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC-1:32:41]
[GRAPHIC=none]


An area group cooked up a unique way to help children throughout the Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Junior League of the Roanoke Valley is holding a "Taste of the States" cookbook sale at the Tanglewood Mall this weekend.
The organization is a group of women who promote volunteerism as well as raise funds for charitable causes that improve the lives of area children.
Last year, the group raised more than 250-thousand dollars.
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[SOT 15:19:42]
[IN Q=They submit grants]

((CAROLYN BULLINGTON/JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ROANOKE VALLEY: THEY SUBMIT GRANTS TO US AND WE FIND THOSE GRANTS SO OUR FUNDS THAT WE RAISE THROUGH OUR FUNDRAISERS SUCH AS "OH MY STARS" AND "STOCKED MARKET" REALLY GO TO DIVERT FUNDS TO THOSE AGENCIES.))
[SUPER=01-Carolyn Bullington/Junior League of Roanoke Valley]
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[OUT Q=to those agencies]
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[VO-NAT]


Those agencies include the Rescue Mission and the Transitional Living Center.
Cookbooks will be on sale again tomorrow at the Old Davidson's location in Tanglewood Mall.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Coming up tonight in sports, highlights from the Tech spring football game. An update on Jack Roush. Some rugby action from Highland Park.
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[VO-NAT]

And these youg softball players honored my Roy Stanley this morning in southwest Roanoke County.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-112 13757TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL]

Virgnia Tech closed out spring football practice this afternoon beaten and battered, but for the most part in good spirits. A huge crowd gathered at Lane Stadium this afternoon to get a preview of what they can expect next fall and beyond.
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[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Grant Noel/Virginia Tech Quarterback; :22]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/Virginia Tech Quarterback; :50]
[SUPER=01-Lee Suggs/Va. Tech Running Back; 1:21]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; 1:32]
[SUPER=01-Justin Hamilton/Most Improved In the Spring; 1:55]
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[OUT Q=...12 TO NOTHING."]

(( The Hokies welcomed their 2002 recruiting class to campus on this Spring football Saturday. Including their quarterback of the future, Marcus Vick. But the Hokies' immediate concern is the health of starting quarterback Grant Noel. Noel tore an Anterior Cruciate Ligament in Wednesday's final practice. He skipped today's game and has opted not to have surgery. ((GRANT NOEL:)) With Noel hobbling, the Hokies' only remaining healthy quarterback Bryan Randall did double duty. He changed jerseys and teams on every possession. ((BRYAN RANDALL:)) Randall accounted for the only offensive score of the game, scoring on this eight yard touchdown run in the second quarter while he was quarterbacking the Maroon team to a 12-to-nothing lead. Roanoke Lee Suggs was back on the field and in uniform. Suggs officially played just one play, but thanks to some creative jersey swapping with Keith Burnell in the fourth quarter, the estimated 20 thousand fans in attendance thought Suggs played much. much more. ((LEE SUGGS:)) ((FRANK BEAMER:)) The Hokies also handed out spring awards. Among those picking up hardware was Jefferson Forest product - Jake Grove. He was named the offense's most valuable player. And converted receiver Justin Hamilton was named the most improved. ((JUSTIN HAMILTON:)) Officially, the Maroon beat the White 12-to-nothing.))

[S-UVa]


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

In the first annual Al Groh Cavalier Football Festival, the Virginia offense defeated the defense, 76-to-70 at Scott Stadium this afternoon. The scoring method was unique, but Groh was pleased with the effort. Matt Schaub went 7-of-16 for 89 yards passing with one interception, a touchdown, and two sacks. Marques Hagans was 8-of-15 with one interception and two touchdowns.
Sophomore Marquis Weeks rushed for 90 yards on 12 carries and scored one touchdown. Prior to the scrimmage, Michael McGrew Mann, and Thomas received the Rock Weir Award as the team's Most Improved Players through spring practice.






[S-Rugby]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-119 5407tc]
[GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS]


Football of a different kind today in downtown Roanoke at Highland Park as the Roanoke Rugby Club hosted Richmond's James River team.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/The Carty Cup; :00]

This was more than just your average match. An unfortunate and tragic accident brought these two teams together more than two decades ago.
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[IN Q="21 years ago...]
[SUPER=01-Johnny McLean/Roanoke Rugby Club Chairman; :00]
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[OUT Q=...Carty Cup."]
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And Roanoke honored James Carty's memory well by hammering James River 61-to-nothing. This weekend's rugby match also marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Roanoke Rugby Club.
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[IN Q=Roanoke...]
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[OUT Q=...the commonwealth."]

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-104 5408TC]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR]


One of NASCAR's dynasty developers, Jack Roush, is still in critical but stable condition this evening. Last night the pirvateplane he was flying crashed near Troy, Alabama.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00]

He is in the intensive care unit at the University of Alabama Birmingham Medical Center tonight. Roush Racing released a statement Saturday morning that said the team owner "suffered closed head injuries but, according to his attending physician he is following commands." The statement said other injuries included minor chest and internal injuries and fractures to his lower extremities. Doctors are encouraged that he is responding to their questions.
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[S-Roy]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-120 10648tc]
[GRAPHIC=ROY OBIT]


Last Saturday my good buddy Roy Stanley was laid to rest. Today folks are just beginning to keep the veteran sportscaster's memory alive in the Roanoke Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

This morning the Cave Spring Softball League held its opening ceremonies at Penn Forest Park. More than 450 young girls ages 8 to 18 trotted onto Lynn Saunders Field to officially begin their 2002 seasons. At the conclusion of the fanfare, the league's members honored Roy with a moment of silence, and then asked that County Supervisor Fuzzy Minnix and I represent Roy's family and throw out the opening pitch for the season in his honor.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="WELL, CAVE SPRING...]
[SUPER=01-Karen Griffith/Cave Spring Softball President; :03]
[SUPER=01-Fuzzy Minnix/Roanoke Co. Supervisor; :16]
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[OUT Q=...Really be missed."]

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