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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

The curtain's about to go up on a new era at the Grandin Theatre.
We'll have a preview.
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And Roanoke City pools fill up early, not because of the heat, but because of a lack of rain. We'll explain.
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In sports, Jimmie Johnson wins for the second time this Winston Cup season, Express coach Perry Florio talks about replacing an assistant coach with a scout,
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[VO-NAT]


and the Avalanche and the Warthogs combine for 15 runs at Salem Memorial.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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A hot and humid day for most of the viewing area. What will our evening hold? I'll have your complete forecast coming up.[Video-Open]
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[SOT 47:09]
[IN Q=We're going to have]

((ANN TRINKLE/GRANDIN THEATRE FOUNDATION: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE NEW BATHROOMS, NEW SEATING, NEW SOUNDS, SO IT'S GOING TO BE A WONDERFUL MOVIE EXPERIENCE.))
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[OUT Q=wonderful movie experience]
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[VO-NAT]


The sequel to the Grandin theater begins this week.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young, Teresa Hamilton has the evening off.

[Grandin]


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[*****ANCHOR TAG****]
It's been nearly six months since the Roanoke landmark shut its doors.
Since that time, a foundation set up to save the Grandin has bought the theater and plans to begin remodeling this week.
Justin McLeod gives us a sneak preview.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Richard Rife/Architect; :20]
[SUPER=@justin1; :39]
[SUPER=01-Ann Trinkle/Grandin Theatre Foundation; 1:15]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Rke]

((((NAT SOUND OF UNLOCKING THE DOOR TO THE GRANDIN))
It won't be long now before the doors here to the Grandin Theatre re-open for good.
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[IN Q=Everybody who's participated]

((ANN TRINKLE/GRANDIN THEATRE FOUNDATION: EVERYBODY WHO'S PARTICIPATED IN OUR CAMPAIGN IS LIKE WHEN IS IT GOING TO OPEN WHEN IS IT GOING TO OPEN.))
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[OUT Q=going to open]


It should open by September after some major renovations.
That work begins this week.
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[IN Q=We're going to]

((RICHARD RIFE/ARCHITECT: WE'RE GOING TO BE REMOVING THE SEATS STARTING NEXT WEDNESDAY AND TAKE ALL SEATS OUT OF THE BUILDING.))
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[OUT Q=of the building]


They'll be replaced with new seats that are wider and have more leg room.
New projectors and a digital sound system will also be installed.
Workers will also restore the gargoyles in the main theater and then add lighting so you can actually see them during the movie.
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[IN Q=When the Grandin]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: WHEN THE GRANDIN RE-OPENS THE CONCESSION STAND HERE IN THE LOBBY WILL REMAIN THE SAME AT LEAST FOR NOW. BUT FUTURE PLANS CALL FOR TEARING DOWN THIS WALL THAT YOU SEE HERE. BEHIND IT IS THIS SCREENING ROOM WHICH THEY PLAN TO REPLACE WITH THE CONCESSION STAND.))
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((NAT SOUND OF RICHARD SHOWING AND TALKING ABOUT THE RENOVATIONS))
But all this work costs money.
So far, the Grandin Theatre Foundation has raised nearly a million dollars.
Most of that money is coming through the star campaign.
For a thousand dollars, your name will be featured out front in the theater's walk of fame.
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[IN Q=Richard Riff and his]

((ANN TRINKLE: RICHARD RIFE AND HIS ARCHITECTS HAVE DESIGNED A REALLY WONDERFUL DESIGN FOR THE STATS TO BE LAID OUT ON THE SIDEWALK AND I THINK EVERYONE IS GOING TO BE HAPPY AND EXCITED ABOUT THAT.))
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[OUT Q=excited about that]


They'll be even more excited when the old popcorn machine is humming again, the seats are filled, and the film projector rolls again.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))
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The foundation has already sold more than 400 stars.
They hope to reach 500 by the end of the summer.

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Water service is slowly getting back to normal in Northwest Roanoke.
A problem at the Delray pumping station led to no or discolored water for most of the day.
A city spokesperson says workers have located and fixed the problem.
No word on how many people were affected but the city says the number was significant.

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Some changes are coming to the Roanoke City pools this summer.
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The city filled the pools much earlier this year because of partial water restrictions in Roanoke.
Once Carvin's Cove hits 26 feet below the spillway, full mandatory water restrictions will go into effect.
That will mean city residents will not be allowed to fill their outdoor pools.
However, the city's pools will remain open.
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[IN Q=We would love to]

((LAURIE WOOD/PARKS AND RECREATION DEPT.: WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE OUR 30,000 CHILDREN IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE ENJOY THEIR SUMMER AND SO WE'VE DECIDED THE POOLS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE TO THEM EVEN IF THE OWN CITY RESIDENTS AREN'T ALLOWED TO FILL THEIR OWN POOLS AT LEAST THERE IS SOME MAJOR ACTIVITY FOR THE CHILDREN THIS SUMMER.))
[SUPER=01-Laurie Wood/Parks and Recreation Dept.]
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The city is helping conserve water by closing each of the two pools for one day a week.
The Fallon Park pool will be closed on Tuesdays and Washington Park Pool will close on Wednesdays.
The pools officially open for the season next Saturday.
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Roanoke's Festival in the Park has come and gone another year.
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Thousands of people made their way to Elmwood Park for the two weekend event which ended today.
This is the first Festival to take place without long-time director Wendi Schultz.
Stu Israel replaced her in September and says the job so far has had its up and downs.
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[IN Q=I've made a few]

((STU ISRAEL/FESTIVAL DIRECTOR: I'VE MADE A FEW MISTAKES. IT'S A LOT OF FUN. IT'S EVERYTHING I EXPECTED. SOMETIMES YOU TEND TO BE UNREALISTIC AND YOU WANT TO PLEASE EVERYBODY, UNFORTUNATELY YOU CAN'T PLEASE EVERYBODY BUT YOU CAN TRY HARDER.))
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[OUT Q=you can try harder]
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Israel says not a lot of changes have been made since the festival started 33 years ago.
He says in the future the festival needs more events that will bring in even more people.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=NONE]

Still to come on News 7 at 6, nearly 60 years ago, the Battle of Midway changed the course of World War Two.
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We'll take a look back with someone who was in the middle of the fight. We have that and more still ahead, but first let's check in with Robin Reed.
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[!!ANCHOR TAG!!]
The most important military victory in American history was not in Afghanistan, or the Persian Gulf.
It happened in the Pacific Ocean during World War Two, 60 years ago this week. And a flier from Roanoke was in the middle of the fight.
Our Newsreel today is a story we first brought you 10 years ago, reported by Ted Stone.
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((
Neville Ammen has to get out his scrapbook to bring back some of the memories of Midway. ((VOICE OF NEVILLE AMMEN/MIDWAY VETERAN: LET'S SEE, I WAS RIGHT IN HERE.))
It has been half a century since he was a pilot on board a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier.
Ammen was an ensign assigned to the U.S.S. Yorktown.
He was trained to fly a Douglas dive bomber. ((VOICE OF NEVILLE AMMEN/MIDWAY VETERAN: AND IT WAS VERY STURDY, IT WAS SLOW, BUT VERY ACCURATE.))
In early June of 1942, the Yorktown and other ships of the battered U.S. Pacific Fleet were preparing for battle near Midway Island.
They were facing a huge Japanese armada that included four aircraft carriers.
Although U.S. had a base on Midway, Admiral Yamamoto's real goal was to destroy the ships that were left in the U.S. fleet after Pearl Harbor.
The battle began on the morning of June 4th, and it looked like another Japanese victory.
Planes from the Japanese carriers bombed the island, starting huge fires.
The U.S. struck back with low-altitude torpedo bombers. Japanese fighter pilots shot down almost every plane.
But the heroic missions pulled the Japanese fighters down to low level... so that they were out of position when swarms of dive bombers from the carriers Yorktown and Enterprise showed up high overhead.
In six minutes, three Japanese carriers were on their way to the bottom.
On the Yorktown, Ammen was helping direct anti-aircraft fire while waiting for orders to attack the fourth carrier.
He never took off. ((VOICE OF AMMEN: THEY HIT US!))
Japanese planes hit the Yorktown with bombs and torpedoes. ((NEVILLE AMMEN/MIDWAY VETERAN: THAT'S WHEN I JUMPED . AND I'D JUST BOUGHT A NEW PAIR OF SHOES, AND I HAD TO LET 'EM GO DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN.)) Reporter: Who picked you up? ((AMMEN: A DESTROYER. WHEN I WAS IN THE WATER, I SAID "WELL, THIS SURE WILL MAKE A MAN OUT OF ME," OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. TALKING TO MYSELF.))
The Yorktown was later finished off by a Japanese submarine.
But Navy planes DID find the fourth Japanese carrier... and damaged it so severely that it had to be scuttled.
Japan had lost an entire carrier fleet in one day. ((NEVILLE AMMEN/MIDWAY VETERAN: IT WAS THE TURNING POINT OF THE WAR WITH JAPAN. EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT.))
And because of the WAY it changed the war, Americans who were there at Midway now need some help from a scrapbook to remember how it was.
Ted Stone, News 7.))

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Neville Ammen died in 1997.



[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=NONE]

Still ahead on News 7 at 6, Jimmy Johnson's win at Dover puts him in some elite company this season... Steve Mason will have highlights.
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and some local teens hoped to drive away a winner after staying sober for prom. We'll have that and more coming up.
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[Feedback]


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The death of golfing legend Sam Snead is the topic in our viewer mail.
Assignment editor Joe McKean has this week's Feedback.
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[IN Q=Animation Open]
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((Hundreds of people turned out to mourn and to celebrate the man known for one of the sweetest swings in golf, Bath County's Sam Snead.
Our story on his funeral brought this note:
"The segment on Sam Snead's funeral was well done--sensitive to the occasion yet informative. Bob Harris was an ideal person to interview; he is someone who knew Sam well and was sincere in his responses. The funeral service was what it should have been, a dignified and meaningful worship service laced with a number of humorous true stories about Sam from the friends who spoke."
Anytime you'd like to put a few strokes down about our news coverage or issues in the news, just send them along by mail to PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022...by fax, at 343-7269, or by e-mail at news@wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

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An area organization drove home an important point today... by rewarding high school students who stay away from drugs and alcohol.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition today held its annual after prom grand finale event.
Teams of four students from 36 area schools were selected at their after prom party.
Those students went to the Valley View Mall today for a chance to win a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon.
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[SOT 5:56:37]
[IN Q=It is very imporant]

((MARY GWEN PARKER/EVENT COORDINATOR: IT IS VERY IMPORTANT WE THINK TO ADD THIS ADDED INCENTIVE BECAUSE STUDENTS ALWAYS WANT PRIZES AND GIVEAWAYS AND WHAT ELSE BESIDES A 20,000 DOLLAR VEHICLES I MEAN I'D LIKE IT.))
[SUPER=01-Mary Gwen Parker/Event Coordinator]
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[OUT Q=I'd like it]
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The vehicle was donated by First Team Hyundai.
Janie Webb of Giles High School drove home a winner.
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[Cheerleaders]


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The tables recently turned for the William Byrd High School cheerleaders.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

It wasn't the cheerleaders-- rather the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors who were doing the cheering last week. On Tuesday, the supervisors welcomed and congratulated the cheerleaders for winning the group two- A state competition.
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[IN Q=Folks don't really realize...]
[SUPER=01-Fuzzy Minnix/Roanoke Co. Supervisor;]

((FUZZY MINNIX/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR: FOLKS DON'T REALLY REALIZE HOW MUCH HARD WORK GOES INTO THIS. THESE LADIES WORK AS HARD AS A FOOTBALL TEAM, THEY WORK AS HARD AS A BASKETBALL TEAM, AS HARD AS A BASEBALL TEAM, AND GENTLEMEN!))
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[OUT Q=baseball team, and gentlemen!]
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Council then approved a resolution recognizing the team for its state championship.
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The Avalanche out scores the Warthogs, the nations leading scorer and VMI hoops star Jason Conley talks about his broken foot,
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and racing fans heads are spinning after rookie Jimmie Johnson won for the second time this season.
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Jimmie Johnson took the checkered flag in the MBNA Platinum 400 today, his second win in 16 Winston Cup starts, accomplishments that put him in elite company with Davey Allison and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
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[SUPER=03-Dover, DE/FX; :00]


The one-two winning combination from the Coca-Cola 600, mark Martin and Matt Kenseth could only hope to duplicate their performance today.
The race would get ugly on this yellow flag when Todd Bodine and his former teammate Joe Nemechek get together to bring out a caution.
Johnson would over power Ricky Rudd on lap 363 and he goes the final 92 laps on one set of tires to win the MBNA Platinum 400 at Dover International Speedway.
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[OUT Q=.....this is cool"]
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[anchor=steve]
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Bill Elliott was second, Jeff Burton third, rookie Ryan Newman fourth and Dale Jarrett fifth. Stacy Compton was 24th.

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Elliott Sadler finished 10th this afternoon at Dover. Earlier this week he was released from his contract with the Wood Brothers to pursue an opportunity with Robert Yates Racing. He departs at season's end, but the search for a new driver begins now.
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Clemson whipped East Carolina 21-1 in the NCAA baseball Clemson Regional. Former Cave Spring star Tyler Lumsden pitched five innings for Clemson, struck out four, gave up six hits and one earned run.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Warthogs vs. Avalanche; :00]

The Avalanche played host to the last place team in the Carolina League's southern Division in Winston Salem.
In the bottom of the fifth the Avs Cory Sullivan drives this one off the wall in center and he goes for a double.
[SUPER=37-Salem/9/Winston-Salem/6;]Sullivan would steal third and then Justin Lincoln brings him in on a sacrifice fl

y to straight away center, 4-1 Avalanche.
Still in the fifth, Greg Catalanotte lops the ball down the first base line that lands just fair, and that plates Brad Hawpe. Salem wins 9-6.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY/YES TV; :00]

In Major League action, Boston went up on the Yankees by two games in the AL East by beating New York 7-1 today. Rickey Henderson, Doug Mirabelli and Nomar Garciaparra homered. Now your numbers.
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[S-KJ]


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Former North Cross student and now Stanford senior tennis star KJ Hippensteel is one of only three tennis players in Stanford tennis history to be named an All-American all four years in college.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

Hippensteel achieved All-American status for a fourth time after finishing this season number two in the country. He is now recovering from a back injury. KJ injured his back while beating Jennifer Capriati's brother, who is number one at Arizona. Hippensteel graduates on fathers day and will turn pro shortly there after.
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KJ is also a two time academic all american and has been named the PAC 10 men's tennis player of the year.

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College basketball season is still about 6 months away, and that's good news for VMI's Jason Conley.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00 ]


Conley, who led the nation in scoring this past season,was honored by the Keydet Club earlier this week in Lexington. But he hasn't seen the court lately thanks to a broken right foot. He is on the mend and hopes to regain his form in no time.
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[IN Q="I had a screw put...]
[SUPER=01-Jason Conley/VMI Forward; :00]
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The Express will not have an assistant coach this season. Instead, the ECHL team has employed the services of a scout. The Express feels Mike McPhearson will be both productive and efficient.
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[SUPER=01-Perry Florio/Express Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=.....great work right now"]

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