[1-News-Head]

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Men and women in blue come from hundreds of miles away- -as we knew they would- -to honor a fellow fallen officer.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

And another team mascot some people find offensive- -also in Montgomery County.

[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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In sports, Wood Brothers racing will showcase patriotic colors at Charlotte, Jeff Burton talks about his season


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[VO-NAT]


and Al Groh discusses his incoming freshman class and the immediate impact the players will make.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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The streak from records should come to an end tomorrow with the return of seasonal temperatures. Details just ahead. [Video-Open]
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[WRITER=dse]
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An emotional outpouring in Southside as a Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Deputy is laid to rest.
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[ANCHOR=2-Shot]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry. Shannon Young is off tonight.


[Deputy-Funeral]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#02-21 TC16:50]
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It's been a tough day in Southside. Today funeral services were held for 43 year old Frankie Betterton, killed last week in the line of duty.
[Pitts. Co. Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave]

Teresa Hamilton is at Brosville United Methodist Church where services just wrapped up.
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[Raleigh-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
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Police in Raleigh, North Carolina are investigating the murder of a young woman who grew up in Franklin County and graduated from Roanoke College last year.
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23- year- old Stephanie R. Bennett moved to Raleigh last summer, but was planning to relocate to Greenville, South Carolina in July.
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She was found dead in her apartment yesterday afternoon. Police searched the area, but so far they have not released any more information about the crime.
Today, T. Carmon Bennett said his daughter was "proud to graduate from college and be self-supporting." He described Stephanie Bennett as "an outstanding person," "a very nice young lady, easy to talk to and intelligent."
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

[Levy-Body]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jen]
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The search is over for missing Washington, DC intern Chandra Levy... unfortunately it is not the ending most were hoping for.
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Skeletal remains were found in a park earlier today where Levy was known to jog ... and about a half hour ago, law enforcement officials confirmend them to be those of Levy. The disappearance of the intern more than a year ago rocked the nation and led to the political downfall of Congressman Gary Condit.
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[GE-Cuts]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-11 TC1:31:22]
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General Electric announced that it is trimming its workforce by more than a hundred workers at its Salem location.

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About 145 jobs will be eliminated through layoffs and early retirement. The Drives and Controls operations and the G-E Toshiba portion of the plant are part of the cuts. All of the employees being let go are salaried workers. A G-E spokesman says the cutbacks are the result of fewer orders, shifting market conditions, and the long-term outlook of the business.
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[Salem-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=kar]
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A family in Salem escaped their burning home with no injuries this afternoon.
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Neighbors of Gibson Brown reported smoke coming from his house on Union Street.
Brown and his family got out of their house with no burns or injuires....but were unable to save anything of value.
A Salem fire department captain says flames from either side of the house came out the windows, the front door, and eventually engulfed the back porch.
The cause of the fire has not been determined.
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[Demon-Mascot]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=rca]
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A school mascot controversy may be hitting the New River Valley...again.
First it was the Blacksburg Indians. Now it may be the Christiansburg Blue Demons. Some Christiansburg residents raised concerns at the Montgomery County School Board last night about the demon symbol.
They say it violates the new mascot policy that was accepted by the board last year.
[Blacksburg Boxes DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Rachel/Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon joins us tonight with more, Rachel?
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Keith, the new policy was written to deal with the controversy over the Indian mascot at Blacksburg High School. Some people were offended by the symbol. After much debate, the board did away with the Indian and banned any mascot in the district that depicts race, religion, nationality or ethnicity.
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((NATS Debbie Logwood says she had no idea what she was starting when bringing up her concerns about the Demon mascot.
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((DEBBIE LOGWOOD/MASCOT OPPONENT; LAST NIGHT MY INTENT WAS NOT TO BE ON THE NEW TODAY, IT REALLY WASN'T, MY INTENT WAS JUST TO ASK THE SCHOOL BOARD I DON'T UNDERSTAND YOU PASSED THIS IN FEBRUARY.))
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Logwood says when she read the new policy, she assumed the Demon would be changed. That it's clearly religious.
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((DEBBIE LOGWOOD/MASCOT OPPONENT; THAT'S NOT DIGNITY THAT DOESN'T SHOW PRIDE THAT DOESN'T SHOW POSITIVE ENFORCEMENT FOR A CHILD.))
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The Blue Demon is used at Christiansburg middle and high schools. School Board Chair Wat Hopkins said in a phone interview he does not believe it's a policy violation and that the school attorney agrees. He says the board did consider the blue demon when drafting the mascot policy. NATS Logwood's 4-year-old son Alex will be entering elementary school in the Fall. She says her concern is children and she will push for the mascot to be changed.
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I talked to School Superintendent Fred Morton today, He says really not much happened at the meeting last night and that he has no comment.
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Morton says right now they're just trying to make it through graduation.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Lynchburg's Community Services Board comes under fire again.
We'll have the latest on the brewing controversy when News 7 at Six returns.
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And one Virginia city gets high marks, by preparing for the worst.
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[CSB-Problems]


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The father of a Lynchburg woman who committed suicide last year wants the local Community Services Board to do more to help people with mental health problems.
It's just one issue local advocates are pressing to have resolved.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( Don Wilkerson is still searching for help, and for some answers. Wilkerson's daughter Teresa killed herself last August by jumping off the Rivermont Bridge. Her records show she'd called 911 or asked police for help more than 40 times in the months before her death.
Don Wilkerson says there needs to be better communication between police and those who identify and care for the mentally ill.
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An independent investigation ruled Teresa Wilkerson's death WAS preventable... had health care workers not failed to recognize and treat her mental disorders. Local advocates say the Central Virginia Community Services Board needs to explain that and why a recent audit turned up more than 70-thousand dollars in questionable expenditures.
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Steve Smallshaw, News 7, Lynchburg.))

[Stolen-Radios]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Lynchburg prosecutors hope a former firefighter charged with stealing emergency radios will help them in their investigation into the theft of equipment from the S-C-I corporation.
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32 year old Gregory Scott Simms pleaded "no contest" yesterday to charges of grand larceny.
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Police say Simms and another man, Allen F. Johnson, stole radios, software and other equipment from Sanmina (san-MEE-nuh) S-C-I.
They then allegedly sold the radios to the Lynchburg Fire Department and other emergency personnel.
Johnson has been charged with embezzlement.
Under a plea agreement, sentencing will be postponed for one year .. while Simms cooperates with the ongoing investigation.
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[Roark]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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The man who runs Cable 6 in Martinsville faces a possible prison term after admitting he stole from Walmart.
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Charles Roark pled guilty to petty larceny in a Roanoke courtroom.
Because it's his third criminal offense, he COULD face up to FIVE years in prison when he's sentenced in July.
Roark had no comment as he left the courthouse.
Prosecutors say that in November, a Walmart employee spotted him stealing 14 C-Ds and D-V-Ds from the store.
He was arrested after a struggle.
Roark was convicted in 1988 of stealing equipment from a North Carolina television station.
In 1993, he was found guilty of petty larceny in Martinsville.
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[Stocks]


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Stocks rallied just before the close of trading today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW rose 52 points.
NASDAQ gained nine.
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[Terrorism-drill]


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Richmond was not attacked by terrorists today.....though it may have looked that way.
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The city staged a mock chemical weapons attack as part of a program created by the Department of Justice.
The federal program began after the Oklahoma City bombing to help local, state and federal agencies improve their response to terrorist attacks.
Drills like this one are being conducted in 120 cities throughout the country.
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((KEVIN FANNIN/U.S. DEPT. OF JUSTICE: NEW YORK CITY AND ARLINGTON COUNTY BOTH HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THIS PROGRAM AND BOTH HAVE UNDERTAKEN EXERCISES SIMILAR TO THIS AND WE BELIEVE THAT THAT HAS HELPED THEIR RESPONSE TO THE TERRORIST ATTACKS THAT ACTUALLY OCCURRED.))
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Federal authorities gave Richmond very high marks today for its performance.
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[Franklin-Library]


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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-11 TC1:31:22]
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Franklin County supervisors are taking steps toward a new library.
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Supervisors are once again eyeing the old Peebles department store building as a home for the library.
They voted 5 to 2 last night in support of the idea... after rejecting the site in previous years.
The present central library is over-crowded.
Moving it to the Peebles building would cost more than 2-million dollars.
Supervisors say it's the best option, because no other sites have panned out.
They believe they can afford to renovate about 70 percent of the building and do the rest later.
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[Sports tease]


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Former UVa tight end and Carolina Panther Casey Crawford talks about his new coach, Al Groh says he will have lots of freshman starters,
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and Wood Brothers racing will honor the our armed forces this weekend at Charlotte.
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[S-WOODS]


[ANCHOR=STEVE]
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[TAPE#=SP-121]
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The Patrick County based Wood Brother's Racing Team is hoping to show some "might" at this weekend's Coke 600 in Charlotte with a little help from the military.
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The Wood Brothers car number 21 -- driven by Elliott Sadler -- will carry the colors of the United States Air Force this weekend. The Air Force is an associate sponsor on the car and with a little help from primary sponsor -- Ford Motor Company -- will receive top billing for Nascar's longest race.
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The car features several paintings of Air Force Bombers including a B-2 stealth bombers on the hood. The B-2s will do a fly over prior to the race on Sunday night.
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[S-NASCAR]


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Nascar pole qualifying at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte is set for Thursday night.
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Jeff Burton is the defending champion of the Coke 600. Burton tested his road course car at the Virginia International Raceway in Halifax County on Tuesday. He's currently ninth in points but admits his team has not lived up to its potential this season.
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Burton is one of four cars owned by Jack Roush in the top 10 in points. The other Roush cars are second, third, and fifth. That's something Burton wants to change in a hurry.
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[anchor=steve]
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Mike Stevens will be in Charlotte and bring us reports on pole qualifying beginning Thursday at 5.

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The Berglund Festival Soccer Tournament is this memorial day weekend. 94 teams from five states will compete starting Saturday. The Roanoke Star Soccer Club has awarded Patrick Henry Senior Matt Wallace its annual four thousand dollar scholarship that he will apply towards his college education at Washington & Lee. Wallace co-captained the PH soccer team this past season.

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[WRITER=sma]
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The Virginia football team opens the 2002 season August 22nd against Colorado State in the Jim Thorpe Classic. 9 of the Cavaliers games are against Bowl teams and over half the incoming freshman class is expected to challenge upper classmen for starting jobs.
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[S-Casey]


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[WRITER=sma]
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Former Virginia tight end Casey Crawford is preparing for his third NFL season with the Carolina Panthers.
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Casey and his other Panthers teammates are making the transition at head coach from the low key George Seifert to the lunch pail, hard nosed, vocal former New York Giants defensive coordinator John Fox.
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