[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Teresa]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#]
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Coming up on News 7- Fire destroys a tobacco warehouse in Danville.
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[VO-NAT]

A man opens fire killing two co-workers before turning the gun on himself in Rhode-Island. Debate continues over the political future of Speaker of the House Vance Wilkins.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

And, some big changes could be coming to the S-A-T. News 7 is next.



[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=]
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[VO-NAT]

A man is questioned and released as police in Utah continue the search for a teenager kidnapped at gunpoint from her bedroom.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

It's another dead- end in the search for a missing Utah girl. Police have released a man they say once had contact with the 14- year- old and have ruled him out as a suspect. Chris Lawrence has more on the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sound]
[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT; ]
[SUPER=01-Lois Smart/Elizabeth's Mother; :12]
[SUPER=01-Det. Dwayne Baird/Salt Lake City Police; :33 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Chris Lawrence/CBS News; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Salt Lake City.]

((
(nats...family w/volunteers)

VOLUNTEERS HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR ELIZABETH SMART SINCE HER KIDNAPPING FOUR DAYS AGO. .. AND SATURDAY, HER ENTIRE FAMILY CAME TOGETHER TO SAY THANK YOU.

SOT - LOIS SMART/ELIZABETH'S MOTHER "We couldn't do it without you. We

feel your love and support, and I know she does too..and we will find her."
THE SEARCH HAS BEEN EXHAUSTING FOR VOLUNTEERS -- AND POLICE IN SALT LAKE CITY. INVESTIGATORS THOUGHT A MAN ELIZABETH KNEW SOCIALLY COULD HELP THEM. AND POLICE RELEASED THIS SKETCH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. .. BUT DETECTIVES FOUND AND QUESTIONED HIM - AND BY LATE AFTERNOON - THE LEAD WENT NOWHERE.

SOT - DETECTIVE DWAYNE BAIRD/SALT LAKE CITY P-D - "It doesn't appear

he's involved in this at all or has any knowledge of it."

(nats..volunteers)

VOLUNTEERS REFUSE TO GIVE UP. MORE THAN 2-THOUSAND HAVE JOINED THE SEARCH.

SOT - LOIS & ED SMART/ELIZABETH'S MOTHER (mother speaks) - "Elizabeth,

if you can hear us - we're not gonna stop, until you're home."
FRIENDS AND CLASSMATES OF ELIZABETH ARE TOO YOUNG TO HELP IN THE HUNT. SO THEY CREATED A 'POSTER OF HOPE' - AND MADE A PERSONAL PLEA TO THE KIDNAPPER.

SOT - 'JESSICA'/ELIZABETH'S CLASSMATE -"Whoever...(voice shakes)..just

bring her back..safe."
THE SMART FAMILY SAYS WHILE THERE'S NO EVIDENCE - THEY'RE CERTAIN - ELIZABETH IS ALIVE.

SOT - LOIS AND ED SMART (father speaks) - "We know whoever has her - his

heart will soften, and he's gonna see he needs to let her come home..missed deeply by the community and by us."

(STANDUP) CHRIS LAWRENCE/REPORTING

.. CANDLELIGHT VIGIL SET FOR SUNDAY.. CL, CBS NEWS, SLC. ))

[Danville-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

A warehouse owned by a Danville tobacco company is destroyed by fire today. Fire officials say the blaze broke out in an equipment storage warehouse at Dimon on Kentuck (KEN-tuck) Road shortly before 3 o'clock this afternoon. The building and equipment inside were destroyed. Nobody was injured in the blaze, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

[Wilkins]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-17 TC-1:03:23]
[GRAPHIC=Vance Wilkins]


House Speaker Vance Wilkins remains quiet while elected officials continue to speculate over his political future.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


Reports that the 65-year-old lawmaker paid at least one hundred thousand dollars to a young woman in Amherst County is raising questions about his ability to continue to as Speaker of Virginia's House of Delegates.
Attorney General Jerry Kilgore and Lieutenant Governor Timothy Kaine say Speaker of the House Vance Wilkins should either refute the claims...or step down.
Some Democrats feel he may have garnered enough political power in Richmond to survive the latest controversy.
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[SOT 00:23:17]
[IN Q=THE MAJORITY OF THE MEMBERS]

((SEN. ROSCOE REYNOLDS/(D) MARTINSVILLE: THE MAJORITY OF THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES WHO ARE REPUBLICANS IN MY OPINION FEEL VERY STRONGLY OBLIGATED TO SUPPORT VANCE BECAUSE OF THE EFFORTS THAT VANCE MADE IN HELPING THEM GET ELECTED TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.))
[SUPER=@Reynolds]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=ELECTED TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.]
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[VO-NAT]


Wilkins has denied sexually harassing the woman and declined to discuss it further.
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[Boucher]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-16 TC-47:18]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2002]


Democrat Rick Boucher received his party's nomination today in Virginia's Fighting Ninth.
Boucher will now battle Republican Jay Katzen in the race for the congressional seat that Boucher has held for twenty years.
Meghan Muldoon was in Dublin for the Democrats' convention, and has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's the eleventh time]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;:00]
[SUPER=@Boucher; :28]
[SUPER=01-Jane Tate/Boucher Supporter; 1:13]
[SUPER=01-Creed Jones/Boucher Supporter; 1:20]
[SUPER=@Meghan2;]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q=MM, News7, Dublin]

((
[SOT - NAT SOUND]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND]
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND]


This was the eleventh time Congressman Rick Boucher has stepped up to accept the Ninth District Democratic Party's nomination.
Boucher, who ran unopposed for the nomination, listed job creation, healthcare, education and transportation as his primary campaign issues.
Since defeating Congressman Bill Wampler in 1982, Boucher has easily won re-election, leading some Democrats to call him "unbeatable."
It's a distinction that the Congressman doesn't agree with.
[SOT 00:28:42]
[IN Q=no one is unbeatable]

((CONGRESSMAN RICK BOUCHER: NO ONE IS UNBEATABLE. I DON'T BELIEVE FOR A SECOND THAT I HAVE ANY HOLD ON THIS SEAT.))
[RUNS= :06]
[OUT Q=HOLD ON THIS SEAT.]


Boucher now takes on former House Delegate Jay Katzen who was nominated by Republicans last week.
Although Katzen served eight years in the General Assembly and ran last year for Lieutenant Governor, Boucher says he knows little about the man challenging him for his seat.
[SOT 00:27:08]
[IN Q=I don't really know anything]

((CONGRESSMAN RICK BOUCHER: I DON'T REALLY KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT MY OPPONENT. HE'S NEW TO THE AREA.))
[RUNS= :04]
[OUT Q=new to the area.]


In fact, Katzen moved to Abingdon in March.
Although that may become a major issue in the campaign, don't expect Boucher to dwell on it.
Boucher says he makes it a practice to never mention his opponent but will focus instead on his record in Congress.

That has worked for him in the past and Democrats are confident that it will be another easy win for the Congressman from Abingdon.
[SOT 00:30:20]
[IN Q=rick has always run]

((JANE TATE/MARION: RICK HAS ALWAYS RUN A POSITIVE CAMPAIGN AND I THINK HE'LL JUST RUN ON HIS RECORD AND I DON'T THINK IT WILL BE HARD AT ALL.))
[RUNS= :07]
[OUT Q=WILL BE HARD AT ALL.]
[SOT 00:32:46]
[IN Q=I mean there might]

((CREED JONES/DAMASCUS: I MEAN THERE MIGHT BE PEOPLE IN THE NINTH DISTRICT THAT CAN BEAT RICK, BUT NOT THIS GUY, FOR SURE.))
[RUNS= :06]
[OUT Q=NOT THIS GUY, FOR SURE.]


Democrats have reason to be confident.
The last serious challenge Boucher had was in 1998 and in that race against Republican Joe Barta, he won with sixty-one percent of the vote.
But many consider Katzen a better known candidate than Boucher has seen in the past.
Republicans believe he could be the one that can end Boucher's reign.
We'll find out in November but for now, the race is on.
Meghan Muldoon, News 7, Dublin.))

[Radford-Arsenal]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-22 TC-53:41]
[GRAPHIC=none]

An explosion at the Radford Arsenal is under investigation.
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[VO-NAT - :26]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; ]

The explosion happened around 6-15 yesteday evening in the nintroglycerin premix.
No employees were in the building at the time---

However, three people were transported to the hospital complaining of ringing in their ears. All three have been released. The cause of the explosion is under investigation, and it may be several days before they know what happened. An arsenal spokesperson says the damage to the property was not signficant, and the plant will remain open.
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[Newspaper-Shootings]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Three people are dead and one injured in connection with a shooting at a newspaper production plant in Rhode Island.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Providence, RI;]

Officials say a man opened fire on two of his co-workers at the Providence Journal's production facility. One died and the other was seriously injured. A second person was killed in the nearby city of Warwick... police believe the two are related. The suspected gunman was discovered dead in a burned out car. His nephew says he was teased by co-workers at the office and that he was seen crying about it.
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[Veterans]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-13 TC-1:19:35]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Virginia's Vietnam Veterans were in Roanoke this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


More than one hundred veterans attended their state convention.
Cuts in veteran services remain one of their top concerns.
The Veterans Administration recently announced plans to close many V-A hospitals.
None of Virginia's three V-A hospitals are expected to close.
But area veterans say they're concerned about losing access to care.
They say they will fight any move to close the V-A hospital in Salem.
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[SOT 00:06:24]
[IN Q=THE VA HAS NOW GOTTEN]

((DENNIS PROAZ/ROANOKE VIETNAM VETERANS: THE VA HAS NOW GOTTEN TO THE POINT THAT ITS A BUSINESS. ITS NOT A PLACE WHERE THEY REALLY WANT TO SERVICE, TAKE CARE OF THE VETERAN. ITS JUST LIKE A BUSINESS AND IT SHOULDN'T BE LIKE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Dennis Proaz/Roanoke Vietnam Veterans]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=SHOULDN'T BE LIKE THAT.]
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Vietnam Veterans' two-day convention ended today.

[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]

Still to come on News 7 at 11, a group of French filmmakers return to Bedford with their look at the city which gave so much in the early days of World War 2.
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[VO-NAT]

and fans at tonight's Salem Avalanche game were treated to a slice of Mayberry. Travis Wells will have highlights and more coming up in sports.
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[Grandin-Stars]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-04 TC-1:10:10]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Grandin Theater Foundation is still asking for your help to complete building renovations.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The idea is to sell stars similar to those on the sidewalks of Hollywood. The proceeds would go toward renovations.
If you want your name immortalized in front of the Grandin Theater the cost is a thousand dollars.
The foundation has sold 400 stars so far, but hopes to sell another hundred by the end of the summer.
The plan is to raise over a million dollars for new chairs, carpet, lighting and a concession stand.
The renovations are expected to be complete in early fall.
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[SOT]

[tc:02:21:15]
[IN Q=I just hope]

((KATHY JOHNSTON/GRANDIN THEATER: I JUST HOPE THAT PEOPLE REALLY RALLY GET OUT THERE AND BY STARS WHILE THERE ARE STILL SOME LEFT.))
[SUPER=01-Kathy Johnston/Grandin Theater]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=some left.]
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[VO-NAT]


If you want to buy a star but can't afford a thousand dollars all at once, payment plans are available.
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[Ground-Zero]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

The official recovery effort at Ground Zero in New York is over -- but remains are still being found.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

City officials say workers searching through debris in buildings adjacent to the World Trade Center site have found the remains of about a dozen people in the past week. The recovery effort was formally declared over on May 30th, but a few surrounding buildings had NOT yet been extensively searched. Those search efforts are continuing now --
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Those of us]
[SUPER=01-Tom Roger/Father of 9-11 Victim; ]

((THOSE OF US WHO HAVE NOT HAD ANY REMAINS RECOVERED ARE HOPEFUL THAT THERE ARE REMAINS AVAILABLE. ))
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=remains available.]
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[VO-NAT]

A spokeswoman for Mayor Bloomberg says any remains found will be turned over to the medical examiner's office for identification. It is a task that has NOT been easy.... From the 19- thousand body parts found, fewer than half of the 28- hundred victims have been identified.
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[Bedford-Documentary]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-14 TC-1:28:20]
[GRAPHIC=National D-Day Memorial]


This week marked the 58th anniversary of D-Day bringing thousands to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford. Two French filmmakers were there to present a documentary they have produced about Bedford's role on that fateful day.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=The first time I came]
[SUPER=01-Jean-Louis Dochez/Director; :00]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :20]
[SUPER=04-Bedford: The Wave of Glory; :31]
[SUPER=01-Francois Ormain/Photographer; 1:02]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=and distributed locally.]
(([SOT 01:40:24]
[IN Q=The first time I came]

((JEAN-LOUIS DOCHEZ: THE FIRST TIME I CAME TO THE CEMETERY OF COLLEVILLE SUR MER, I FEEL MUCH EMOTION. I CRIED, BECAUSE I REALIZE THAT MANY PEOPLE DIED FOR MY LIBERTY.))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=many people died for my liberty.]


Jean-Louis Dochez is a french journalist who lives in Normandy.
When he heard about the National D-Day Memorial, Dochez says he wanted to bring Bedford's story to a French audience.
[NAT SOT OF DOCUMENTARY 15:52]
[IN Q=Bedford Virginia before World War II, ]

((BEDFORD VIRGINIA BEFORE WORLD WAR II, A SMALL TOWN OF 32-HUNDRED INHABITANTS IN AN AGRICULTURAL AREA WHERE TOBACCO AND CEREALS ARE GROWN. IT IS A GREEN AREA, A BIT LIKE AMERICA'S GARDEN, IN A STATE WHERE THE HEART OF THE NATION BEATS.))

[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=where the heart of the nation beats.]


Last year, he and Francois Ormain travelled to western Virginia to interview surviving veterans, relatives of those who died and others who spoke of Bedford's sacrifice in 1944.
[SOT 01:46:09]
[IN Q=I'm very glad]

((FRANCOIS ORMAIN: I'M VERY GLAD. I'M VERY PROUD TO HAVE THIS MOVIE, BECAUSE FOR ME IT'S A WAY TO TOUCH THE GREAT HISTORY.))
[RUNS= :16]
[OUT Q=to touch the great history.]


On Thursday night, the filmmakers presented their documentary to D-Day veterans and others who helped with the production.
They are hoping the video will be broadcast in the United States, and distributed locally.)) [Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Still to come on the newscast, get your pens and pencils ready, a major addition could be coming to the S-A-T...
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[VO-NAT]

and it took regulation and 20 minutes of overtime, but Blacksburg High School runs away with another boys soccer championship. Travis Wells will have more is sports.
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[Commercial]

[SAT]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]

There could be major changes coming to the S-A-T's. An expected overhaul of the college entrance exam is likely to include the addition of a writing component in the form of a handwritten essay. It would be a big logistic chore for test graders, but supporters say it would force high schools to teach better writing skills. The College Board, which administers the test, is expected to vote on several revisions when it meets this month in New York. Other proposed changes include the gradual inclusion of more advanced math questions, and replacing analogies with a reading comprehension section.

[Beagle-Ridge]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=TimeOff #4 TC-9:41]
[GRAPHIC=none]

With summer upon us many spend their weekends grooming their gardens... And whether you're an experienced gardener or just beginning, there's always more to learn. In this week's Time Off Shannon Young takes us to the Beagle Ridge Herb Farm in Wytheville.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=You can have a garden on the 17th floor...]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville; :11]
[SUPER=01-Ellen Reynolds/Master Gardener; :20]
[SUPER=@Shannon2; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=STD]



(([SOT 18:24:11-18:24:18]
[IN Q=You can have a garden...]

((ELLEN: YOU CAN HAVE A GARDEN ON THE 17TH FLOOR OF AN APARTMENT IN NEW YORK CITY. YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE NORTH CAROLINA OR VIRGINIA TO DO THAT.))
[RUNS= :07]
[OUT Q=or Virginia to do that.]

Ellen Reynolds is a Master Gardener who's had her hands in the dirt for more than two decades. Plants are her passion, second only to helping others cultivate their own green thumb.
[SOT 18:24:32-18:24:40]
[IN Q=If you don't get intimidated...]

((ELLEN: IF YOU DON'T GET INTIMIDATED BY THE FACT THAT IT'S NOT WORKING RIGHT, YOU'LL BE FINE. 'CAUSE STUFF IS GROWING OUT THERE IN SPITE OF US.))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=growing out there in spite of us.]

Beagle Ridge is an organic herb farm designed not only for its beauty but for the wildlife it attracts.
[SOT 18:18:11--18:18:33]
[IN Q=If you don't have the plants...]

((ELLEN: IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE PLANTS FOR THEM IN THE CATERPILLAR STAGE YOU'RE NOT GONNA HAVE 'EM WHEN THEY'RE ADULTS 'CAUSE THE ADULTS WILL USE THE REAL PRETTY NECTAR FLOWERS BUT, THE ROUX, PARSELY, DILL WILL BE USED FOR THE CATERPILLARS AND THEY WILL EAT THEM ALMOST TO THE GROUND. SO YOU HAVE TO REALIZE YOU'RE PLANTING THEM FOR THEM, NOT FOR YOU.))
[RUNS= :22]
[OUT Q=for them, not for you.]

Once a month, Beagle Ridge hosts gardening classes. Learn everything from the best way to use your soggy soil...
[SOT 18:21:06-18:21:12]
[IN Q=If you've got any kind of wet area...]

((ELLEN: IF YOU'VE GOT ANY KIND OF WET AREA IN YOUR YARD YOU CAN EASILY TURN IT INTO A BOG AREA. WE'VE GOT A GAZILLION TADPOLES IN THERE NOW.)) [RUNS- :06]
[OUT Q=gazillion tadpoles in there now.]

...to attracting beneficial bugs to keeping your plants looking as fresh as the day you bought them...
[SOT 18:22:11-18:22:21]
[IN Q=Basically, if it's a flowering plant...]

((ELLEN: BASICALLY, IF IT'S A FLOWERING PLANT, IF YOU DONT' SHEAR IT BACK IT'S NOT GONNA KEEP PRODUCING.))
[RUNS =:10]
[OUT Q=it's not gonna keep producing.]

Even if your garden doesn't grow as you'd hoped, chances are you'll still reap positive results. Reynolds says gardening teaches patience and humility and can help keep your feet planted firmly on the ground. [18:9-18:25:06]
[IN Q=It's cheaper than a shrink...]

((ELLEN: IT'S CHEAPER THAN A SHRINK AND YOU'VE GOT SOMETHING TO LOOK AT WHEN YOU'RE DONE... BECAUSE IT REALLY IS THE BEST THERAPY IN THE WORLD.))
[RUNS= :07]
[OUT Q=best therapy in the world.]

Shannon Young, News 7, Wytheville.))


[S-Blacksburg]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-104 10905TC]
[GRAPHIC=Group AA Soccer]


With a record of 22 and Oh, the Blacksburg boys soccer team rolled into last night's double A state championship game with Chancellor, looking for its 7th state title after finishing as the state runner-up last season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Chancellor vs. Blacksburg; :00]


Shelly Bloomenthal had a concerned look on his face and he had a pretty good reason to be worried.
His club trailed three to one in the second half. But check out the tough header from Richard Troy off the throw in. That's pretty and it cut the Indians' deficit to 3-2.
A little later, things get a little crowded around the net. Elliott Stallings is in the right place at the right time and he puts home the tying goal midway through the half and we're headed to overtime. After 20 extra minutes, the outcome was still in doubt. So the two teams went to penalty kicks.
Chancellor got the first shot but Austin Rose comes through with the big save.
Then Chris Walker puts Blacksburg on top finding the back of the net.
It was tied at 2-all when Richard Troy beat the keep for a 3-2 cushion, and Chancellor's Josh Furrow hits
[SUPER=34-Blacksburg/3/Chancellor/2/;]

the crossbar with his attempt, and Blacksburg survives to win a 7th state title.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="We just came out..]
[SUPER=01-Ben Price/Blacksburg Senior; :00]
[SUPER=01-Shelly Bloomenthal/Blacksburg Head Coach; :07]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=....and we did."]
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[S-Radford]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-124 4:48]
[GRAPHIC=Group A tennis]


The Radford girl's tennis team netted another VHSL Group A state championship yesterday. And as Steve Mason explains, the Bobcats 5th straight title was picture perfect.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Susan Cox/Radford Girl's Tennis Coach; :28]
[SUPER=01-Caroline Downs/Group A Girl's Singles State Champion; :50]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :59]
[SUPER=01-Ashton Downs/Radford Freshman Tennis Player; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=.......News 7 sports"]


[S-Girls]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-111 2:05:28]
[GRAPHIC=Group 2a tennis]


In the group 2A ranks, Blacksburg took on Jamestown.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]


The match took place under sunny skies at Radford High. The Indians fought hard but came out on the short end of a 5-2 decision.
Katie Byers and Courtney Perry were individual team winners for Blacksburg.
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[S-Boys]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-118 1:41:17]
[GRAPHIC=none]
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[VO-NAT WIPE TO #eng!!!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


The Blacksburg boys tennis team also competed in the team group 2A state tennis championship. The Indians took on Potomac Falls on the campus of Virginia Tech. Potomac Falls beats Blacksburg 5-3.
The Indians' Judd Campbell, Jackson May and Ben Smoot won the individual team matches.
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[S-French]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-119 14316 TC]
[GRAPHIC=Tennis]


The sister act of Venus and Serena Williams took center stage yesterday in Paris, and Serena knocked off her big sister in the second grand slam meeting between the two.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Paris/NBC Sports; :00]


Clay was supposed to be the worst surface for the Williams sisters, but each breezed thru to the French Open Final. Serena took the first set in a tiebreaker 7-5 and then broke Venus's serve five straight times in the second set. She went on to win 6-3 in a match that included 101 unforced errors, and 14 double faults. Serena Williams is the French Open champ, claiming her second Grand Slam title and improving to 3 and 5 all time against her big sister.
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[S-AVALANCHE]


[ANCHOR=TRAVIS]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=mbr]
[TAPE#=SP-120]
[GRAPHIC=Avalanche/Hillcats]

The Salem Avalanche and the Lynchburg Hillcats played a doubleheader last night in Salem. Salem won game one 1-to-nothing and went for the sweep in game two.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Hillcats vs. Avalanche; :00]

Mayberry night at Salem Memorial Stadium with the Mayberry deputy on hand to entertain the fans at the ballpark. In the second inning Lynchburg's Luis Landetta slaps a base hit into right center field. Landetta pulls into second with a double and the Hillcats have a runner in scoring position.
[SUPER=34-Lynchburg/3/Salem/1; :]

Lynchburg loaded the bases in both the first and second innings and failed to score a run, but the Cats do win game two 3 to 1. The same two teams play an afternoon game Sunday at 2.
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[S-Belmont]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-113 15952TC]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Sports]


Not since 1978 had there been a horse to win the Triple Crown of horse racing, but this afternoon in the Belmont Stakes, War Emblem had the chance to do just that.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Belmont, NY/NBC Sports; :00]


War Emblem's hopes were dashed almost from the start as the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner stumbled out of the gate before finishing 8th.
That left Medaglia d'oro and Sarava to battle down the stretch and the 70 to one longshot Sarava held on to win the Belmont Stakes by half a length.
For War Emblem's trainer Bob Baffert, he comes up short again in his third crack at the Triple Crown.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="The main thing..]
[SUPER=01-Bob Baffert/Trainer, War Emblem; :00]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=..he's o-k."]

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[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-117 TC15757]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]


There was a different kind of horsepower on display at the Nashville Superspeedway tonight with the running of the Busch Series Inside Traxx 300.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lebanon, TN/FX; :00]


Just down the road from the Grand Ole Opry, the roar of racing replaced the sounds of country music. And yellow just happened to be a popular color. Scott Wimmer gets caught up in this wreck and then Mike McLaughlin brings out the caution flag again with this spin-o-rama.
In the end, Jack Sprague held off the field for his first career Busch Series win. Sprague also pads his points lead in the process.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="We've been..]
[SUPER=01-Jack Sprague/First Busch Series Win; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=..was great."]

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