[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR= 2-Shot]

A tentative beginning to a marriage made of water. Will a regional authority be born out of this union?
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR= 2-Shot]

And the engine that shines... in a T-V commercial... may also put Virginia in a good light.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight on News 7 Sports - the Commonwealth Games open with some heated baseball competition. A half a million dollar horse race is set for Colonial Downs tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]

And we'll check in today's NASCAR happenings outside of Chicago in Joliet, Illinois - where a couple of guys have had their problems today.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[SS=None]


Less sunshine than expected, and the cool weather has another day left before the mercury starts to climb, stay tuned for all the details... [Video-Open]
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[TAPE#=Video Open]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=If we're doing the right thing]

((IF WE'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING AND WE'RE IN IT FOR THE RIGHT REASONS THEN I THINK WE'LL PREVAIL.)) ((BUT THIS IS REALLY THE BEGINNING OF OUR RESEARCH AND OUR WORK TO SEE IF WE CAN PUT TOGETHER A STRONGER WATER SYSTEM FOR THE CITY AND THE COUNTY AND HOPEFULLY FOR THE REGION TOO.))
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[OUT Q=for the region, too.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Roanoke City and Roanoke County come together for the first of many meetings.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Both say they're optimistic, as they begin formal talks toward a regional water authority.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.

[Water-Talks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-04 TC-1:49:40]
[GRAPHIC=Level of Coop in BAM]


If they are successful, officials say it will probably take 18 to 24 months to craft an agreement and consolidate the two water systems.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-shot]


City Manager Darlene Burcham and County Administrator Elmer Hodge say it won't be easy, but today both expressed confidence that an authority will prove to be in both communities' best interest.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon / Joe;]


Joe Dashiell was on hand this afternoon as officials prepared for the start of formal negotiations.
[LIVE=Joe /FULL at Pulpit]
[SUPER=@Joe1; ]


Keith & Shannon, city and county officials were planning to meet this afternoon for an hour or two... to work out a plan for the negotiations that will follow...
They say there are many meetings to come.
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[IN Q=Elmer and I have to look]
[SUPER=@Burcham; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :20]
[SUPER=@Hodge; :50]
[RUNS=:57]
[OUT Q=make the water system even stronger than it is.]
(([SOT]
[IN Q=Elmer and I]

((DARLENE BURCHAM: ELMER AND I HAVE TO LOOK AFTER THE BEST INTERESTS OF OR GOVERNING BODIES AND OUR COMMUNITIES WHILE AT THE SAME TIME TRYING TO PROMOTE THE BEST INTEREST OF THIS VALLEY AND I BELIEVE WE CAN FIND A SOLUTION IN A WATER AUTHORITY THAT WILL DO THAT, BUT IT WILL PROBABLY MEAN THAT EVERYBODY HAS TO GIVE A LITTLE BIT, HAS TO COMPROMISE.))
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[OUT Q=has to compromise.]


Darlene Burcham and Elmer Hodge met reporters before they sat down for their first formal meeting on the water authority.
Standing in the parking lot of Goodwill industries, leaders hope a spirit of goodwill will prevail as they consider many complicated issues.
First on the agenda is in-depth research to consider how other communities have dealt with water issues... and what legal requirements the city and county must meet, as they consider the consolidation of two water systems that grew up independently.
But both say they are optimistic about their prospects for success.
[SOT]
[IN Q=We at the county]

((WE AT THE COUNTY SEE THIS AS A WELCOME OPPORTUNITY TO WORK TOGETHER AND MAKE THE WATER SYSTEM EVEN STRONGER THAN IT IS.))
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[OUT Q=even stronger than it is.]))
[LIVE=Joe/FULL at Pulpit]


Meetings, for the most part, will be in held in private... and officials are making a plea for patience... as they try to lay the groundwork for a successful agreement.
Joe Dashiell News 7

[McCormick]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-13 TC-1:58:52]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Police are searching for a man who today failed to show up in court for allegedly luring women to his home under false pretenses.
Howard I. McCormick was arrested May 22nd on a relatively archaic charge of keeping a bawdy house.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Police say McCormick would place ads in local newspapers asking for pet sitters or a nurses aide.
When women would show up for the job, he would ask them to massage him with lotion.
Authorities began to investigate after receiving more than a dozen complaints from women across central Virginia.
McCormick was scheduled to stand trial on the charges today, but didn't show up in court.
Judge Harold Black issued an order for his arrest.. McCormick's attorney says his client may be in California.
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[Botetourt-Suspect]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net D]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Botetourt County Sheriff's Department is turning to the Internet .. in hopes of nabbing a theft suspect.
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[VO-NAT]

[NO SUPER] The department has posted a surveillance photo on its web site .. of a man suspected of stealing a credit card from a vehicle, and then using it at several nearby stores.
The man is described as very heavy .. with bad teeth. If you want a longer look at the photo,
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[TAKE WEB ADDRESS FS] there is a link to the sheriff's web site on our home page, at WDBJ7-dot-com.
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[TAKE CRIMELINE FS] And if you have any information about the suspect, you can call Crimeline at 344-85-hundred.
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[Bank-robberies]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-21 TC-48:23]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

Three Roanoke bank robbery cases have been wrapped up in court this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 13]

Maurice Daniel Dooley admitted in Circuit Court today that he handed a Bank of America teller a note saying he needed 700 dollars. The note said: "Please don't mess up." Police caught up with Dooley almost immediately, based on witness's reports that the suspect walked with a limp. He still had the 700 dollars in his pocket. Dooley will be sentenced only after a psychiatric report is completed.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Seaton]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=rle]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 28, 2001]

John Milton Seaton was found guilty of bank robbery by a Roanoke jury. He held up the F-N-E-B bank on Ninth Street late last year. The serial numbers had been recorded from 500 of the 24-hundred dollars in cash the teller gave Seaton.
Seaton has a prior record that includes rape, robbery and unlawful wounding. The judge will decide in August whether to impose the THIRTY year sentence set by the jury Wednesday.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]


[Wiley]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 12, 1997]

Dedric Lee Wiley was sentenced this week in FEDERAL court to serve almost 26 years for a hold-up at the Southwest Virginia Savings Bank near Crossroads Mall four and half years ago. In addition to the 310 month sentence, Wiley was ordered to pay back 1-thousand dollars.
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[VBA]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=csc]
[TAPE#=02-16 TC-1:41:10]
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Attorneys gathered at the Homestead resort today to discuss not law, but education...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bath Co.; ]


The resort is hosting the Virginia Bar Association's twice-yearly meeting..
Attorneys discussed the pros and cons of Virginia's "Standards of Learning" exams, and a recent Supreme Court ruling that public money may be spent on school vouchers, which parents can use to send their children to private schools.


Also, experts say the suspension and expulsion of students who disrupt classes have become legal issues -- ones that are becoming more common in classrooms around the Commonwealth..
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[SOT]
[IN Q=00:12:04]
[SUPER=01-Rev. George Conway/St. Anne's-Belfield School]

((REV. GEORGE CONWAY/ST. ANNE'S-BELFIELD SCHOOL - "THREATS OF LAWSUITS ARE ONE OF THE IMPEDIMENTS TO EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT. THEY GOBBLE UP TREMENDOUS RESOURCES. AND THE LAYMAN, TEACHER IN THE CLASSROOM VERY OFTEN DOESN'T KNOW WHERE HIS OR HER LIMITS ARE"))
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[OUT Q=his or her limits are]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Tomorrow, Senator John Warner will take part in a discussion on the legal and political implications of the on-going war on terrorism.
[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]

Still to come, water, water everywhere, but is it safe to drink? We'll have details on a new report from the state on the cleanliness of some of Virginia's rivers and streams...
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

and Norfolk Southern hopes an advertisement filmed in our area will help business run full steam ahead.
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[Murder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Blacksburg police have charged a man with murder, after finding a body at the Clayton Estate mobile home park.
A co-worker of the victim called police this morning when the person failed to turn up for work.
Officers forced their way into the trailer, and found the body in a bedroom.
Police are refusing to release any details about the victim until the family is notified.
They've charged 26-year-old Michael Stevenson Parks with second degree murder. Parks is being held without bond in the Montgomery County jail.

[460-Update]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-20 TC-2:04:16]
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It could be several more days before both eastbound lanes of Route 460 near Bedford are re-opened to motorists.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Environmental clean-up crews are still excavating tons of dirt from the site where a tanker truck carrying gasoline and diesel fuel overturned Monday.
About 77-hundred gallons of fuel spilled onto the roadway and a nearby ditch. Crews are working to remove any contaminated dirt before the gas seeps into the groundwater.
On-site tests performed today indicated some of the soil is still contaminated. Officials say they're trying to determine the depth of the problem before deciding how much more dirt to remove.
Once the site is cleaned out, crews still have to fill-in the 15-foot deep trench before the road can be re-opened.
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[Laura-Bush]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-25 TC-12:24]
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First Lady Laura Bush made a trip to Newport News today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Newport News]


She was there to take part in a keel-laying ceremony for a nuclear submarine named after her home state of Texas.
The Northrop Gruman Newport News shipyard is working with a Connecticut shipyard to build the Virginia-class attack submarines.
Governor Warner says the sub will have a Virginia touch even though it's named after the Lone Star State.
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[SOT 12:20:24]
[IN Q=Throughout this ceremony]

((GOV. MARK WARNER: THROUGHOUT THIS CEREMONY I WANT YOU TO REMEMBER ONE OTHER THING. WHILE THE NAME OF THIS SUBMARINE IS TEXAS IT WILL ALWAYS REMAIN A VIRGINIA CLASS SUBMARINE.))
[SUPER=02-Gov. Mark Warner]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=Virginia class submarine]
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[VO-NAT]


The Texas is the first to be assembled at Newport News and will join the Navy Fleet in 2005.
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[River-quality]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-18 TC-1:24:26]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Don't drink the water, swim, or fish in certain waterways say state officials.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond file]


According to a new study, almost half of Virginia's rivers and streams are not clean enough for drinking, swimming or for eating the fish caught in them.
The Department of Environmental Quality released a study this week on the condition of Virginian waters.
About 44 percent of Virginia's rivers and streams are considered "impaired."
That includes parts of the Roanoke and New Rivers.
The state found an increase in the number of contaminated water from last year.
Officials are asking water enthusiasts to look before diving in.
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[SOT 13:36:11]
[IN Q=WHEN YOU'RE OUT IN AREAS THAT ARE NOT]

((ALAN POLLOCK/DEQ WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENT MANAGER: WHEN YOU'RE OUT IN AREAS THAT ARE NOT, YOU KNOW, CONSIDERED SWIMMING AREAS, LIKE VIRGINIA BEACH OR A LAKE THAT HAS A PARK, OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, I MEAN, YOU HAVE TO BE PRUDENT ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE, UMM, WHAT YOU'RE DOING.))
[SUPER=01-Alan Pollock/DEQ Water Quality Assess. Mgr.; :05]
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[OUT Q=ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE, UMM, WHAT YOU'RE DOING.]
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[VO-NAT]


State officials blame stricter standards for the increase.
They say state waters probably are getting cleaner overall.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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Wall Street wrapped up a losing week with a volatile session. In trading, four out of the five days this week resulted in triple digit losses for the Dow Jones Industrial average. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/117.00/8684.53/y/0.94/1373.49;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Today, the Dow lost 117 points. Nasdaq ended the day almost unchanged.
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[SUPER=#555; Reset]
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[Correction]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=NETD]
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We would like to show you the picture of a man the Botetourt County Sheriff's Department is looking for.
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[VO-NAT]

[NO SUPER] The department has posted a surveillance photo on its web site .. of a man suspected of stealing a credit card from a vehicle, and then using it at several nearby stores.
The man is described as very heavy .. with bad teeth.
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[Tucker]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=02-23 TC-48:14]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Virginia Democrats are pouncing on Claudia Tucker's return to power.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/June 13]


The former chief of staff to Vance Wilkins is doing the same job now for Lacey Putney... the man who replaced the GOP speaker after his forced resignation.
She says Putney asked her to help out, while he serves as interim speaker.
Wilkins put Tucker on paid leave, because she may have played a part in the Republican eavesdropping scandal.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Democratic party chairman Larry Framme criticized Putney today for hiring Tucker when she's still under federal investigation.

[NS-Ad]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-22 TC-1:28:18]
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[!!ANCHOR TAG!!] Next month, Norfolk Southern hopes to make a connection with viewers when it unveils a new TV commercial. The ad will promote increased efficiency but local viewers might most appreciate the scenery.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's Friday morning and a...]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rhonda Broom/Norfolk Southern; :29]
[SUPER=01-Mark Simonton/J. Walter Thompson; 1:08]
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[OUT Q=they're really gonna see it in this one.]

((It's Friday morning and a shiny Norfolk Southern train rumbles across a trestle in Rockbridge County, once, twice, three times. It's the final day of a two day NS commercial shoot and, after a later than expected start, filming is literally right on track. The ad is only the sixth in a series of NS spots that started in the early 1980's and officials are keeping mum about its plot.
[SOT 10:09-10:22]
[IN Q=I don't wanna tell you exactly...]

((RHONDA BROOM/NORFOLK SOUTHERN: I DON'T WANNA TELL YOU EXACTLY WHAT THE REVEAL IS GOING TO BE 'CAUSE WE WANNA SAVE THAT FOR WHEN PEOPLE SEE IT. IT DOES HAVE A LEAD IN IT THAT MAKES YOU WONDER WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN IN IT.))
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[OUT Q=going to happen in it.]

What's not a secret is the reason for the ad. Norfolk Southern's boasting about its Thoroughbred Operations Program, a system-overhaul that's increased the company's ability to haul freight.
[SOT 7:08-7:21]
[IN Q=These are dramatic improvements...]

((RHONDA BROOM: THESE ARE DRAMATIC IMPROVEMENTS. WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT AND WE WANT EVERYBODY TO KNOW SO WE WANNA HIGHLIGHT THAT MESSAGE IN OUR COMMERCIAL.))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=highlight that message in our commercial.]

Norfolk Southern's advertising agency knew what it wanted the ad to look like and searched worldwide for a director with a similar vision. It found Agust Baldursson in Iceland.
[SOT 6:27-6:35]
[IN Q=He's got a great ability to...]

((MARK SIMONTON:J. WALTER THOMPSON: HE'S GOT A GREAT ABILITY TO SHOOT LANDSCAPES AND CREATE THE BIG, EPIC FEEL THAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR IN THIS SPOT.))
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[OUT Q=That we're looking for in this spot.]

Baldursson brought his production crew in from Los Angeles. Virginia was chosen for it's scenery. And, as for the train, two weeks of painting, washing and waxing brought the two Dash-9 locomotives and 16 cars up to speed. And even after two days of filming, the so-called Thoroughbred of Transportation hangs onto its luster.
[SOT 10:27-10:31]
[IN Q=Alot of people like to see the train...]

((RHONDA BROOM: ALOT OF PEOPLE LIKE TO SEE THE TRAIN IN THE ADS AND THEY'RE REALLY GONNA SEE IT IN THIS ONE.))
[RUNS= :04]
[OUT Q=see it in this one.]))
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[VO-NAT]

The ad is one of only six filmed by Norfolk Southern over the past 20-years.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Broom says she expects the spot to hit the airwaves August fourteenth.

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports - an update on Qualifying in Chicago - plus - $500 thousand bucks will be up for grabs at Colonial Downs tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]

And the Commonwealth Games baseball competition begins with some top quality talent and some serious spectators in Salem today.
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-126 2652tc]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR]


The Winston Cup cars are beginning the second half of their season this weekend at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. Qualifying for the Winston Cup cars should have been over by now - but it is still going on because of a couple of bad incidents in today's Busch time trials.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Joliet, IL/Speed; :00]

First Christian Elder suffered a concussion and he also may have a broken right clavicle when he put his Ford into the outside wall at the one and a half mile track. Safety crews had to cut the roof off of the car just to get him out. He was taken to the infield care center and then airlifted by helicopter to St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields - where he is scheduled to undergo a CAT scan. Moments after that - Florida driver Dan Pardus also hit the outside wall and hit car erupted into flames. Pardus got his net down, but got stuck several times trying to free himself and get out of the car. Safety crews took forever to get to him. He finally got out and he should be OK. We'll have the Cup rundown at 11.
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[S-Games]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-127 9:42]
[GRAPHIC=Commonwealth Games]


Over 60 Major League Baseball scouts and college coaches evaluated 80 of the state's best high school baseball players today in a warm up to this weekend's Commonwealth Games baseball tournament. Steve Mason has more on the baseball combine.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Andrew Lumsden/Cave Spring Pitcher; :30(QUICK) ]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Fulton/G.W. Danville Shortstop; :48]
[SUPER=01-Chip Lawrence/Toronto Scout; :58]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Myrick/San Francisco Giants Scout; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Kelly Dampeer/Roanoke College Head Coach; 1:24]
[SUPER=01-Abe Naff/Ferrum Head Coach; 1:35]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:45]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=news 7 sports"]
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((The day of evaluation starts with the 60 yard dash. Scouts line up, pencils and stop watches poised.
((NAT SOUND:)) Six players went through this exact combine last year were drafted. Montreal Expos scout Ty Brown, who sports a Major League world series championship Marlins ring, drafted former Cave Spring great Tyler Lumsden. Brown, who declined an interview, was already working on Tylers second cousin and Cave Spring pitcher Andrew Lumsden. ((:))
G.W. Danville rising senior Jonathan Fulton is one of the top major league prospects. The Shortstop knows all eyes are on him. ((:)) But the scouts research is not just limited to hitting for average, hitting for power, fielding, speed and arm strength. ((:)) ((:)) But many of these athletes will play division I college baseball. That's why Virginia Tech assistant coach Jay Phillips is here. Roanoke College head coach Kelly Dampeer and Ferrum's Abe Naff hope they can attract the wrest.)) ((:)) ((:))

[S-Horse]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-128 951TC]
[GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS]


7 of the top 3 year old turf horses in the United States will be in Virginia tomorrow taking part in the fifth annual "Virginia Derby" at Colonial Downs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Kent Co./2001 Virginia Derby; :00]

Last year's derby came down to the wire, and this weekend the field of horses and jockeys is outstanding with Edgar Prado - the jockey who won the Belmont in the field along with the man who rode War Emblem to wins in the other two thirds of the triple crown - Victor Espinoza. Post time for the race is just after 5:30 tomorrow and the big news is that the purse is now at a half a million dollars.
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[S-Fight]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-118 20344tc]
[GRAPHIC=BASKETBALL]


Finally, it's been a tough week for pro hoops. Former NBA MVp Allen Iverson faces felony counts - and there's word that he threw his wife out of their mansion while she was completely naked.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA/WNBA; :00]

Bizarre, but no more surprising than what you are about to see from WNBA last night. In the Storm-Sparks game in Seattle - Michelle Marcinial the former UT Volunteer gets knocked down by Latahsa Byears on one end they go to the other end and really get into it. A fight of all things in the WNBA. (------------) But the way the Storm won the game.