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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith]


A fatal shooting this noon at Advance Auto's corporate offices in Roanoke.
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[ANCHOR=2-Shot]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Advance-Auto]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#02-17 TC40:58]
[GRAPHIC=SHooting]


Today's attack was apparently a deliberate shooting of an employee followed by suicide.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Shannon/Microwave]


Shannon Young is at Advance Auto's administrative offices on Airport Road.
Exactly what happened, Shannon?
[Live=Shannon Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Shannon1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]
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(Rollcue:call around noon. )
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[SUPER=01-Jack Lynch/Neighbor; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]
[SUPER=01-Pat Irby/Neighbor; :26]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Phil Patrone/Roanoke Co. Police Department; :40]
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[OUT Q=to complete the investigation.]
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[Sussex-Murders]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-14 TC1:01:32]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest]


Neighbors of a Lynchburg couple found shot to death last month should rest assured that a killer is not still roaming their neighborhood.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


That's the word from Lynchburg police today, three weeks after Anthony and Rhonda Robinson were murdered in their home on Sussex Street.
Police say the two people they suspect committed the murders are already in jail awaiting trial on unrelated charges.
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[SOT 14:00:22]
[IN Q=The main reason]

((LT. DANNY VIAR/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THE MAIN REASON FOR REALLY HOLDING THIS PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY IS TO MAKE THE COMMUNITY OVER THERE FEEL SAFE THAT THE TWO PEOPLE THAT WE BELIEVE ARE RESPONSIBLE ARE OFF THE STREET AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Danny Viar/Lynchburg Police Department]
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[OUT Q=at this particular time.]
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[VO-NAT]


Viar says the pair will likely be indicted on murder charges once test results come back from the state forensics lab.
He would not name the suspects or discuss a possible motive for the crime.
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[ASL]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-12 TC1:11:40]
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[***ANCHOR TAG***]
The Appalachian School of Law will graduate 32-students on the Grundy campus tomorrow. It's the third commencement in the school's history and the first since the shooting there in January. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon reports.
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[IN Q=Nats chairs]
[SUPER=03-Grundy; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lou Ellsworth/ASL President; :15]
[SUPER=01-Brandon Short/ASL Student; :34]
[SUPER=@Rachel1; :46]
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[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Grundy.]

((Nats chairs Crews are preparing for tomorrow morning's ceremony in the school courtyard. Officials are expecting a big crowd and for all of these seats to be filled.
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[SOT 1:29:11 (cover) // 1:28:42]
[IN Q=THIS GRADUATION]

((LOU ELLSWORTH/ASL PRESIDENT; THIS GRADUATION WILL PERHAPS BE A LITTLE MORE BITTERSWEET. THIS WILL BE A COMMENCEMENT AND GRADUATION WHERE EACH OF US REMEMBER THE TRAGEDY OF JANUARY 16TH, OUR DEPARTED FRIENDS.))
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Ellsworth says along with the traditional pomp and circumstance, during his remarks, he will ask for a moment of silence.
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[SOT 1:21:45]
[IN Q=THERE'S]

((BRANDON SHORT/ASL STUDENT; THERE'S STILL PROBABLY A SENSE OF SORROW WE HAVE LOST TWO PROFESSORS INCLUDING A DEAN AND A STUDENT SO MIXED EMOTIONS. ))
[OUT Q=EMOTIONS.]
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[SOT 1:37:52]
[IN Q=AND THE]

((RACHEL CANNON/RCANNON@WDBJ7.COM; AND THE GRADUATES HAD THEIR OWN IDEA TO HONOR THE VICTIMS, AS THEY MAKE THEIR PROCESSION THEY WILL PLACE FLOWERS ON THESE TREES, THEY WERE PLANTED IN HONOR OF ANTHONY SUTIN, THOMAS BLACKWELL AND ANGELA DALES.))
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NATS Ellsworth at desk Graduations mark new beginnings. The same may be said for ASL. Ellsworth points to a new, stronger sense of community and a major jump in applications.
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[SOT 1:31:07 // 1:31:08]
[IN Q=WEEK TO ]

((WEEK TO WEEK COMPARISON WE'RE AT A 59-PERCENT ABOVE LAST YEAR'S APPLICATIONS. IT HELPS VERIFY THAT INDEED IT'S A VERY SECURE INSTITUTION. ))
[OUT Q=INSTIUTION.]

This coming from a man who says he never had any doubts. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Grundy.))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

A committee is expected to release recommendations in the Fall for a permanent memorial at the school to honor the shooting victims.

[Racism-March]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-07 TC1:47:14]
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They let their feet do the walking AND the talking today in Lynchburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


About a hundred people took part in the Y-W-C-A's Side-By-Side march for racial justice and harmony.
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the Y's National Day of Commitment to Eliminate Racism.
It was first organized to promote national unity following the Rodney King verdict riots in Los Angeles.
Participants from all walks of life strolled through six blocks of downtown Lynchburg to call attention to the need for racial harmony.
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[Ribboncutting]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-11 TC1:14:18]
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The public is getting its first look at the new home for your hometown station.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke ]


A ribbon cutting at the station's new Hershberger Road location marked the completion of years of planning, design, and construction.
On hand were three former general managers here at W-D-B-J along with Congressman Bob Goodlatte, contractors, architects and representatives from the "Home Office" in South Bend.
The festivities continued this afternoon with an open house at our new digital broadcast center.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Those public tours continue until nine tonight and then from nine to five tomorrow.
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[Pierpaoli]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-08 TC1:47:17]
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He was a well- respected professor of history at V-M-I. At the same time, Paul Pierpaoli was- -in his words- -"cruising public parks, the lonesome streets and parking lots" - -looking for young men to have sex with.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]

The 40-year old P-h-D still denies having sex with a 14 year old in a double-wide in Goshen. He also denies visiting graphic web sites featuring young men.
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[SOT 3:12:33]
[IN Q=He basicly admitted]

((GORDON SAUNDERS/PROSECUTOR; HE BASICALLY ADMITTED WHAT WE CORROBORATED THROUGH TELEPHONE RECORDS AND DNA BUT DENIED ANYTHING ELSE.))
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[OUT Q=denied anything else.]
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[VO-NAT]

Pierpaoli was convicted, nonetheless, of soliciting sex with a minor by way of the Internet and of carnal knowledge of a minor.
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[SOT 3:09:40]
[IN Q=There's no question]

((ROBERT ARMSTRONG/PIERPAOLI'S ATTORNEY; THERE'S NO QUESTION HE WAS ON THE INTERNET. HE WAS ON "GAY.COM," AND HE WAS ON AN ADULT SITE, WHEN HE WAS APPROACHED BY A MINOR WHO WAS HOLDING HIMSELF OUT AS RUNNING A "WHORE HOUSE."))
[SUPER=01-Robert Armstrong/Pierpaoli's Attorney; ]
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[OUT Q=running a whore house.]
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[VO-NAT]

Pierpaoli was sentenced today to serve 12 months in jail. His lawyer immediately posted a 10-thousand dollar bond, enabling Pierpaoli to be released while he appeals his conviction. If the conviction holds, the judge indicated he might let Pierpaoli do his time under house arrest at his parents' home on Hilton Head.
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[City-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-21 TC08:50]
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Roanoke City Schools will shoulder their share of cuts, as City Council plugs a one-point-four million dollar hole in its proposed budget.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Facing a slowdown in city revenues, members of council sat down with the school board this morning.
The schools will receive about 650- thousand dollars less than they were expecting, but board members say they recognize that times are tough.
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[SOT 01:15:12]
[IN Q=Many of the issues we are facing]

((SHERMAN LEA: MANY OF THE ISSUES WE ARE FACING ARE NOT OF A LOCAL BASIS, BUT IT WAS DONE STATEWIDE. SO I THINK WE WILL STILL BE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH SOME THINGS THAT WE WANT TO.))
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[OUT Q=things that we want to.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Meanwhile, city officials have found the money to reinstate three positions in the Fire- EMS department. Council agreed to delay a city employee pay raise by a month to make up the difference.
A final vote is scheduled for Monday.

[Carilion]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=502-04 TC22:20]
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Four insurance companies have accepted a partnership with Carilion Health System.
Their clients will now receive a bigger discount on health care.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Trigon -- the region's largest health insurer -- did not accept.
Sources tell us Trigon wasn't happy with the partnership offer.
Trigon said today in order to control costs, they'll offer new plans called "Health Savers," which all involve co-pays.
Those who did accept are Aetna, CIGNA, Southern Health Services and Unicare.
Their partnerships with Carilion begin July 1st.
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[US-Airways]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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US Airways is threatening to file for bankruptcy if the federal government won't provide financial assistance.
The airline plans to apply for a loan from the Air Transportation Stabilization Board.
That after U-S Airways lost two (b) billion dollars last year.

[NYC-Trip]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-10 TC1:04:06]
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A group of Roanoke tourists recently returned from a trip to New York City.
The trip was planned well before the September 11th attacks and was almost canceled.
But the trip did happen, and [***NEWS 7 @ 6 FS GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=KEith & Jennifer / Pulpit;]


Jennifer Miele spoke with a few of the travelers.
Keith, as you said this trip was in danger of being canceled.
[LIVE= Jennifer /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@jennifer1]


Many people still feared traveling to New York would be dangerous.
But three bus loads of people climbed on board. I spoke with the trip's organizer, a tour guide and a passenger.

Here are their impressions of New York City... in their own words.
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[IN Q=We had already]
[SUPER=01-Ernie Dale/Trip Organizer;:00]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/Home Video;:08]
[SUPER=01-Amanda Marshall/Tour Guide;:25]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Davis/Traveler;:43]
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[OUT Q=unforgettable experience.]

(([TC:00:00:28] ((ERNIE DALE: WE HAD ALREADY PLANNED EVERYTHING BEFORE 9-11 OCCURRED. HOTELS, BUSES.)) [RUNS06]
[TC:00:00:39] ((ERNIE: THEN THE DECISION WAS GO TO NY OR NOT... WE KEPT THE TRIP ON THE LIST AND PEOPLE RESPONDED.)) [RUNS11]
[TC:00:03:16] ((ERNIE: THEY WERE SLOW RESPONDING THIS TIME, BUT WE DID GET THREE BUS LOADS OF PEOPLE.)) [RUNS-04]
[TC:00:04:23] ((AMANDA: I WAS VERY AT HOME THERE. I LOVED IT, I'D LOVE TO LIVE THERE.)) [RUNS03]
[TC:00:05:09] ((AMANDA: WALKING UP TO THE PLATFORM AND SEEING GROUND ZERO WAS VERY EMOTIONAL.)) [RUNS04]
[TC:00:05:56] ((AMANDA: I WAS VERY HESITANT TO TAKE PICTURES BECAUSE ITS A SHAME THAT ITS A TOURIST ATTRACTION BUT PEOPLE ARE CURIOUS AND I THINK NEW YORKERS UNDERSTAND THAT.)) [RUNS09]
[TC:00:07:54] ((CHUCK DAVIS: WE HAVEN'T LOST THAT MANY PEOPLE SINCE PEARL HARBOR.. AND IT HAS AFFECTED NEW YORKERS IN AN AMAZING WAY. THEY ARE MORE FRIENDLY THEY CARE ABOUT EACH OTHER. EVEN THE VENDORS IN THE STREET ARE MORE FRIENDLY.)) [RUNS19]
[TC:00:08:21] ((CHUCK DAVIS: OF COURSE GOING AROUND ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL PEOPLE PUT UP A HUNDRED MESSAGES FROM ALL OVER THE US.)) [RUNS08]
[TC:0:08:35] ((CHUCK DAVIS: A LOT OF ENCOURAGEMENT, PEOPLE ARE MOVED BY WHAT TOOK PLACE.)) [RUNS05]
[TC:00:10:10] ((CHUCK DAVIS: THIS TRIP WAS AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE.)) [RUNS02]))
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[LIVE= JEnnifer /FULL Pulpit]


The trip was sponsored by the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church.
For information on the next trip
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Call 224-3378 and ask for Amanda.
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[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Jennifer /Pulpit;]


This trip cost travelers about a two hundred fifty dollars for three nights.

[S-SOFTBALL]


[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[NEWSCAST=6PM]
[WRITER=mbr]
[TAPE#=SP-117]
[GRAPHIC=News-7 Sports]

The Virginia Tech Softball team picked a great time to play its best softball of the season. The Lady Hokies won two games last Saturday just to qualify for the Big East Conference Tournament in Salem. Now, Tech is just one win away from winning the Big East Championship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Villanova vs. Va. Tech; :00]

The Lady Hokies faced Villanova in this afternoon's winner's bracket game at the Moyer Sports complex. No score in this one until the 6th when Tech scores all three runs. Megan Evans slaps a double off the wall in right-center field scoring a pair of runs for a three-to-nothing Tech lead. Tech pitcher Ashley Dobbe did the rest. Dobbe pitches a four-hit shutout and sets a school record for victories in a season with 30. The Lady Hokies advance to the final and have the luxury of being able to lose once on Saturday in the double elimination tournament.
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[IN Q=It makes a big...]
[SUPER=01-Scot Thomas/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ashley Dobbe/School record 30th win; :15]
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[OUT Q=...best thing ever."]
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[VO-NAT]

Tech's run in the Big East Tournament means Dobbe and her fellow Tech Seniors will miss tommorow's graduation in Blacksburg. The chance to win a conference title makes that worthwhile.
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[IN Q=I'm happier to...]
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[OUT Q=right now."]
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[GRAPHIC=News-7 Sports]

The Hokies will face either Syracuse, Notre Dame, or Villanova tommorow at 1 O'clock.

[S-Hornets]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-115 13518TC]
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The Charlotte Hornets are free to leave the Queen City.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fort Mill, SC; :00]

This afternoon the NBA 's owners approved the proposed move of the Hornets to New Orleans. New Orleans hasn't had an NBA team since the Jazz left for Utah in 1979. The Hornets have been a fixture in Charlotte for the past 14 years. Last year the team lost $15 million dollars. But moving will not be cheap - the Hornets must pay a $210 million dollar relocation fee.
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[S-AL]


[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[NEWSCAST=6PM]
[WRITER=mbr]
[TAPE#=SP-120]
[GRAPHIC=News-7 Sports]

When the Roanoke Steam return to the Civic Center for tommorow night's game with the Norfolk Nighthawks, they'll be depending on a former Virginia Tech Hokie quarterback to continue their winning ways.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 6; :00]

Al Clark lost his job as the Steam starting quarterback after struggling in the team's first two games of the year to Richmond. But, last Saturday in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania Clark came off the bench to replace injured starter Chris Sanders and lead the steam to a 44-to-26 win over the Wilkes Barre-Scranton Pioneers.
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[IN Q=We don't feel...]
[SUPER=01-Steve Jerry/Steam Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=...willing to go."]
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[VO-NAT]

Sanders is still nursing an injured knee so Clark will get the start on Saturday. Despite last Saturday's heroics, Clark knows his early struggles will keep him in the back-up role for the time being.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Well there's always...]
[SUPER=01-Al Clark/Steam Quarterback; :00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=like it or not."]
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[GRAPHIC=News-7 Sports]

The Steam and Nighthawks kick it off Saturday night at 7:30 at the Roanoke Civic Center.

[S-New River]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-112 15201TC]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Cale Yarborough, Jimmy Spencer, Steve Park and Jeff Green will be at the New River Valley Speedway tomorrow night signing autographs and driving in a special 30 lap event.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Last Year; :00]

This is the second year for the "Race of Champions". Last year's event was hugely successful attracting one of the biggest crowd of the season. Gates open at 2, autographs run from 5-to-6:30. And the racing begins at 7. Adults $18, children 12 years and younger just $6 bucks.
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[S-Tug]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-119]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The sixth annual Tug for Tots fundraiser raised $23 thousand dollars today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

During lunch hour today at the River's Edge - 20 businesses fielded teams of men and women to battle in tug of war battles. Allstate and Fed Ex were the winning companies
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[IN Q=THIS EVENT...]
[SUPER=01-Robin Haldiman/CHIP Executive Director; :00]
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[OUT Q=...GREAT EVENT."]
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[vo nat con't] Since its inception the Tug for Tots has raised more than 120 thousand bucks. This year's event coincides with another big moment for the Child Health Investment Partnership.
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[IN Q=WE ARE...]
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[OUT Q=...EXCITING."]