[1-News-Head]

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[VO-NAT]

A great opportunity turns into a great, big hassle as the builder of the D-Day Memorial takes the Foundation to court.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

And more than one event to be held at the Roanoke Civic Center at the same time may mean the action will be *outside* the venue. We'll check on traffic and parking.

[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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Tonight on News 7 Sports the US shocks the soccer world hours after the Hurricanes shocked the hockey world. Can the Nets to the same tonight in the NBA?
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[VO-NAT]

Plus, after leaving the Hokies Nest last month - Keith Burnell is hanging out with Hens.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


A chance to break out of the heat and humidity in a day or two, but first, thunderstorms are on the horizon. Details just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 3-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Although we have had]

((ALTHOUGH WE HAVE HAD SOME EXTRAORDINARY CHALLENGES IN THE 12 MONTHS I'VE JUST ALLUDED TO, WE'VE ALSO HAD SOME GRAND OPPORTUNITIES.))
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[OUT Q=grand opportunities.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Their first year in operation is almost behind them... now officials from the National D-Day Memorial are facing a lawsuit from the builder of the Bedford monument.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young. Keith is off tonight.

[D-Day]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The president of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation says the organization will continue working to pay its debts as responsibly and rapidly as possible.
And on the day after the memorial's builder filed suit, Bill McIntosh said the foundation has no plans to seek bankruptcy protection. [NEWS 7 @ 6 GRAPHIC]
[TOSS ACROSS=Joe & Shannon /Pulpit;]


Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom tonight with more on the memorial's financial dilemma.
Shannon, Bill Mcintosh says the memorial's creditors have been good partners,
[LIVE= JOe /FULL]
[SUPER=@joe1;]

and he maintains the lawsuit doesn't change that.
Today, he made the case that the foundation will meet its obligations... in time.
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[IN Q=Raymond and Edna Struble]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Raymond Struble/Memorial Visitor; :10]
[SUPER=01-Bill McIntosh/Foundation President; :51]
[SUPER=01-Danny Johnson/Peaks of Otter Winery; 1:17]
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[OUT Q=the work we need to do as a national memorial.]


((Raymond and Edna Struble traveled from Fluvanna County to see the memorial they had read so much about... They say Bedford should be proud.
[IN Q=First for the ]

((FIRST FOR THE INVOLVEMENT THEY HAD IND-DAY AND SECONDLY FOR HAVING THE FORESIGHT TO BUILD SOMETHING THAT WILL AT LEAST GIVE THE YOUNG PEOPLE AN IDEA OF WHAT D-DAY WAS ALL ABOUT.))
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[OUT Q=what D-day was all about.]


On June 5th a year ago, a violent storm blew through the site disrupting preparations for the dedication and the visit of President Bush.
Foundation President William McIntosh says that storm is metaphor for what has played out over the last 12 months, as the memorial's debts have mounted, board members have resigned and the state police have undertaken an investigation of the foundation's finances.
And though builder Coleman Adams has now filed suit, McIntosh says the foundation is considering its a number of options including a bank loan.
[IN Q=Alternate fund possibilities]

((ALTERNATE FUND POSSIBILITIES FOR THE DEBT WE HAVE IN PLACE NOW, WAYS THAT WE CAN ACCOMMODATE OUR CREDITORS AND AT THE SAME TIME CONTINUE TO DO THE WORK THAT WE NEED TO DO AS A NATIONAL MEMORIAL.))
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[OUT Q=as a national memorial.]))
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McIntosh says there have been bright spots in the first year of operation. Despite its troubles the memorial raised about 1-point three million dollars, and earned another 300-thousand in receipts.
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And Shannon, he says 372-thousand people have visited the site since June 6th of last year.

[Infant-Death]


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Court documents show it was a tip that led Montgomery County officials to further investigate the death of an infant last month. Officials say Toby Robert Harris died of a drug overdose when he was just six-days old.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Elliston;]

A search warrant was issued for this trailer on Dark Run Road in Elliston. It's where the baby's mother Regina Harris lives. Court documents list abuse and neglect as cause and say a source who wanted to remain anonymous claims drugs were abused and sold at the house.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Toby Robert Harris died at the beginning of May. Police officially ruled the death a homicide when blood tests revealed drugs in the baby's system. Investigators say no arrests have been made.

[Sluder]


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She was excited to be moving into a new house.. she enjoyed spending time with friends.. she was "NOT" the kind of person you would expect to commit suicide.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


That's how friends and co-workers described Loria Sluder in the weeks before her death.
Sluder was found shot to death in her Bedford County home in June, 1995.. her death was originally ruled a suicide.
But prosecutors now believe Sluder's estranged husband, Roy, is the one who pulled the trigger.
Authorities say the physical evidence and Roy Sluder's demeanor point to murder, not suicide.
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[SOT 2:07:10 #2//2:55:26 #3]
[IN Q=How would you]

((Prosecutor: How would describe Roy Sluder's....JOE WILLIAMS/FRIEND OF SLUDERS: WELL, I NEVER SAW ROY SHED THE FIRST TEAR.. NO EMOTION WHATSOEVER.)) ((Prosecutor: During the period of separation in 1995, how would you describe how she was acting? ED MORGAN/FRIEND OF LORIA SLUDER: DURING THE SEPARATION.. SEEMED VERY MUCH MORE RELIEVED, RELAXED, SHE SEEMED VERY MUCH MORE HERSELF.))
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[SUPER=01-Ed Morgan/Friend of Loria Sluder; :12]
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[OUT Q=very much more herself.]
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[VO-NAT]


The case is expected to go to the jury Friday.
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[Water-Main]


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A water main break in Northeast Roanoke should be fixed and service restored in about an hour.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Crews are working to repair a water main break near the 26-hundred block of Hollins Road. Customers around that area may be without water or have low pressure or water discoloration. Anyone who regularly travels on Hollins Road should also plan to take a detour...both lanes have been closed while workers make necessary repairs. Officials expect the problem to be fixed by 7:00 tonight.
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[Grandin]


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Things are moving at the Grandin Theater...
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[VO-NAT]
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A team is working at full-speed to remove the theater's 60-year-old chairs.
They'll be sent back to the manufacturer to be refurbished.
The new chairs will be wider with softer cushions.
The size change will leave the theater with about three fewer rows of chairs, but it's a sacrifice the Grandin Theater Foundation says is well worth it.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I just love]

((KATHY JOHNSTON/GRANDIN THEATER FOUNDATION: I JUST LOVE THE THEATER, THE MOVIES, I MISS THEM. I DIDN'T REALIZE HOW BADLY UNTIL THEY WERE GONE. I CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE THOSE MOVIES BACK ON THE SCREEN.))
[SUPER=01-Kathy Johnston/Grandin Theater Foundation]
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[OUT Q=back on the screen.]
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[VO-NAT]


Renovations will also leave the theater with four screening rooms instead of five.
The fifth will house an expanded concession stand.
The foundation still needs to sell a number of stars which will line the walkway in front of the Grandin.
The stars cost one thousand dollars a piece.
Renovations are expected to be complete by early fall.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=NONE]


A convenience store tries to help a neighborhood by hauling malt liquor off the shelves.
That's just one of the stories still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


Planning your own road construction project?
V-Dot is getting rid of extra equipment.
Find out how it can be yours when we return.
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[Domestic-violence]


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Survivors of domestic violence have stitched together a plan to raise awareness...and they're asking Virginians to lend a hand.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The idea for a quilt was crafted by victims in order to raise the profile of a problem that affects thousands of Virginians.
The Domestic Quilt Project is soliciting two-foot-square panels from concerned residents.
The panels will eventually be assembled into one large quilt.
Organizers hope the piece will represent the patchwork of individuals who are affected by abuse.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Our goal is to show]

((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: OUR GOAL IS TO SHOW EVERYBODY IN VIRGINIA THAT IT DOESN'T JUST OCCUR IN POOR NEIGHBORHOODS, IT OCCURS IN EVERY, ACROSS SOCIO-ECONOMIC BOUNDARIES IN VIRGINIA. IT'S OCCURRING IN RICH NEIGHBORHOODS, MIDDLE CLASS NEIGHBORHOODS AND POOR NEIGHBORHOODS.))
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[VO-NAT]


The quilt will be dedicated in October and displayed throughout Virginia.
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[PMI]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Starting tomorrow...a Roanoke convienence store will pull all of its malt liquor and fortified wine off the shelves.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The store is the Stop-In on Elm Ave.
The problem is the amount of malt liquor sold there, and the effect it can have on people who drink it.
The store's owners and The South East Action Forum believe removing the drinks from the store will help remove the problem.
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[IN Q=we think it'll]

((JOHN NEWTON/PMI VICE PRESIDENT - WE THINK IT'LL HELP US AND OUR CUSTOMERS AND HOPEFULLY IN THE LONG RUN IT'LL HELP THE NEIGHBORHOOD SPECIFICALLY. IS IT GOING TO BE A TOTAL SOLUTION? NO BUT WE THINK IT'S A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM IN ROANOKE VALLEY.))
[SUPER=01-John Newton/PMI Vice President]
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[OUT Q=in roanoke valley]
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The South East Action Forum presented John Newton with a plaque... showing its appreciation.
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[Civic-Center]


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Traffic's been bumper to bumper much of the afternoon in and around the Roanoke Civic Center.
The site hosted not one but two high school graduations along with the Universoul circus.
[Double Boxes=Shannon and Teresa/Microwave]


We sent Teresa Hamilton out to see how it's all stacking up.
Teresa?
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[Stocks]


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Good domestic news beat out the worrisome international picture, and buyers returned to Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW climbed 109 points.
NASDAQ gained 17.
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[Highways]


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The public is getting a chance to address transportation officials about the future of Virginia's roads...
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[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]

The Virginia Department of Transportation held a public hearing in Wytheville today. V-DOT is taking comments on its proposed six-year plan which calls for road projects totaling seven-point-two billion dollars. Some concerns from citizens in our region include needed expansion of US-58 and safety issues about Interstate-81.
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[SOT 53:38:06]
[IN Q=we'll go back]

((PHILIP SHUCET/V-DOT COMMISSIONER; WE'LL GO BACK NOW AND SEE TO WHAT EXTENT IF ANY WE CAN MAKE ANY ADJUSTMENTS IN THE SIX YEAR PROGRAM WERE LIMITED WITH THE AMOUNT OF FUNDING WE HAVE SO GENERALLY SPEAKING WHERE AT THE POINT WHERE YOU PUT AN EXTRA DOLLAR IN ANOTHER DOLLAR HAS GOT TO COME OUT.))
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[OUT Q=TO COME OUT.]
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[VO-NAT]

Officials say reduced state and federal revenues have forced them to drop 179-road projects. Another public hearing was held in Richmond this afternoon. V-DOT is scheduled to approve the plan at the end of the month.
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[Surplus-Auction]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Meantime V-Dot's giving you the opportunity to get your hands on some serious horsepower.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Almost 3-hundred-50 pieces of used equipment will be available tomorrow at the department's surplus property auction.
It's a chance to find a good deal on things like chain-saws and weed-whackers -- or even large farming and construction vehicles..
Today dozens of people got a sneak peek at the merchandise.
The money raised goes back into V-DOT's budget.
Organizers will give all the items a thorough inspection before putting them up for bid.
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[SOT]
[IN Q= 1:56:45 "Quite a bit of it is kept in good shape...]
[SUPER=01-Don Kirschner / VDOT]
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[OUT Q= 1:56:56 ...looking forward to tomorrow"]
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[VO-NAT]


The auction will be held at V-DOT's district office in Salem.
Registration begins at 7 in the morning -- and the bidding starts at 9.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - Burnell makes his transfer from Tech official. The NBA finals are ready to heat up a night after the NHL proved anything is possible.
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[VO-NAT]

And no one expected it - but they did it. The Americans open world Cup play with a win over powerful Portugal.
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[S-Keith]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Former Virginia Tech running back Keith Burnell has decided where he will play his college football next season.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/2002 Spring Football; :00 ]

Burnell announced today that he will spend his final year of college at the University of Delaware - a division one double a member. Because of that Burnell will be able to play immediately for the Blue Hens without sitting out a season. He had considered JMU, Hampton, U-Mass and North Carolina A & T before picking the Blue Hens. Burnell got his bachelor's degree from Tech last month.
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[S-Soccer]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[TAPE#=SP-118 13830tc]
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The last time the World Cup was played, the U.S. was more of a spectator than it was a competitor. America lost all of its games and finished dead last.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Suwon, South Korea/ESPN; :00]

But about 12 hours ago the US opened the 2002 World Cup by knocking down Portugal. The Americans, coached by former UVa boss Bruce Arena, were heavy underdogs but managed to jump out to a 3-to-nothing lead. John O'Brien, Brian McBride and Landon Donovan all scored for the US. This is the first time since 1930 that a US team has managed to score 3 goals in a Cup game. The US next meets South Korea.
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[S-Finals]


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The NBA Finals tip off tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles as the Lakers open the best of seven game series with New Jersey at nine O'clock. The two split in their two games this season but the Lakers are heavy favorites.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sacramento, CA; :00]


Shaquille O'Neal is especially motivated, considering his roots are in New Jersey.
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[OUT Q=.....take our chances"]
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[S-Magic]


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Former Laker Magic Johnson leads this year's cast of inductees into the hall of fame.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]

Magic - who was responsible for bringing Showtime to the Fabulous Forum as a six foot nine inch point guard - will be joined in the hall this year by coaches Larry Brown, Lute Olson and Kay Yow. The late Drazen Petrovic also is heading into the hall along with the Harlem Globetrotters.
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[S-NHL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Carolina Hurricanes stunned the hockey world last night by beating Detroit in game one of the Stanley Cup finals. The Canes overcame a shaky start to win 3-to-2 in overtime.
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[SUPER=01-Paul Maurice/Carolina Head Coach; :00]
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Game two is tomorrow night in Detroit.

[S-Express]


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[WRITER=mst]
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The Roanoke Express has signed up another star from last year's team.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Season; :00]

Head coach and general manager Perry Florio announced today that Pete Gardiner will be back for the 2002-2003 season.

The six foot five inch Gardiner 18 goals and three game winners last year.
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[S-MLB]


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[WRITER=mst]
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The exhausting 50 round, two day amateur baseball draft wrapped up at six tonight with more local college players being selected, but with neither of the area's local high school stars getting tabbed. Neither Cave Spring's Tom Hagan
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Forest; :00]

nor Jefferson Forest's Daniel Tanner were among the 1482 players selected, Tanner is playing at this hour on his home field in the Group Two A state baseball quarterfinals against Virginia High.
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=mlb]

Two more UVa players were taken today in Chris Sweet and Daniel Stone. Virginia State's Leon Stevens was taken in the 32nd round. Liberty had its fifth player picked in Stephen Baker.