[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The Governor is drought-weary enough to consult with T-V weathermen.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And we'll hear from some high school students intent on getting the drop on college life.
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[Sports-head]


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In sports, a Jefferson Forest football standout commits to Virginia, we will take you through some drills at the Avalanche/Rip City baseball camp,
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[VO-NAT]


and the Detroit Red Wings have hired the man that will replace the legendary Scotty Bowman.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


No drought breaking news from the weather department as we slip into the July doldrums. We'll explain coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 at six is next.
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[SOT 10:08:12]
[IN Q=THEY'VE KNOWN ITS BEEN HOT]
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[OUT Q=3-YEAR DROUGHT WE'RE EXPERIENCING.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Governor Warner wants Virginians to know that the state is in a drought.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And that he needs your help protecting the state's water supplies.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Drought]
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[TAPE#=02-17 TC1:39:15]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


After several years of hot, dry weather, the state finds itself in the midst of a serious three year drought.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Governor Warner called on all Virginians today to help conserve water.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-SHannon & Meghan/State Microwave;]


Meghan Muldoon joins us from Richmond with more.
[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Meghan1]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


Keith and Shannon, the governer says we need rain.
And until we get it, he's hoping everyone will pitch in to prevent a crisis.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Warner briefed meteorologists]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]
[SUPER=@MarkWarner; :16]
[SUPER=01-Martha Moore/Virginia Farm Bureau; :]
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[OUT Q=will be if it rains.]


(( Warner briefed meteorologists on the three-year-old drought's effect on the state's agriculture, forestry, recreation and water supplies.
He is asking for their help in encouraging Virginians to conserve water.
The governor said the drought may soon be a crisis but that there are many things people can do to help.
[SOT 10:07:36-43]
[IN Q=Make that shower a little shorter, fix that leaky]

[RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=because its terribly important.]


Several of the hardest-hit localities, including Roanoke, have already imposed mandatory water restrictions and at least 19 jurisdictions have requested federal disaster aid.
Warner said at this point he is encouraging only voluntary measures.
But he expects all Virginians, even those in unaffected areas of the state, like Tidewater, will pitch in.
[SOT 11:33:45]
[IN Q=Virginians have a long history]

[RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=circumstance.]


Farmers in Virginia have been particularly hurt.
Farm Bureau officials says the severe drought coupled with the avian flu breakout, may force many farmers out of business.
[SOT 10:30:00]
[IN Q=One of the most critical times for agriculture]

[RUNS:18]
[OUT Q=in his 70 some years.]


Most acknowledge that despite efforts by the government or private citizens, there's little anyone can do about the weather.
[SOT 10:31:15-18]
[IN Q=The only relief in sight]

[RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=will be if it rains.]))
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[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Who better to tell us if relief is on its way than Robin Reed.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Robin & Meghan /State Microwave;]


Robin, did the Governor's rain dance help?

[Loans-Drought]


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Farmers hurt by the drought in 20 Virginia Counties can now get federal help.
Senator George Allen made the announcement today.
In our area, eligible farmers in Nelson and Appomattox counties can now get low-interest emergency loans from the Farm Service Agency.
A request to include Bedford, Bland, Rockbridge and Wythe Counties in the drought disaster declaration is still under consideration.

[Dudley]


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Under different circumstances he might have been given a good citizenship award.. instead Altavista resident Ed Dudley is headed to federal prison for embezzling from the local rescue squad.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


More than a dozen people testified at Dudley's sentencing today about his good character and his decades of volunteer work.
Dudley pleaded guilty in April to stealing more than 170-thousand dollars from the Altavista Lifesaving Crew's funds while he was treasurer.
He's paid back all the money plus interest.. but federal guidelines require Dudley to spend 15 months in prison.
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[SOT 1:07:31//1:08:53]
[IN Q=It's unfortunate]

((JENNIE WAERING/ASST. U.S. ATTORNEY: IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT HE SUCCUMBED TO WHATEVER TEMPTATION TO TAKE MONEY. I DON'T KNOW IF IT WAS FOR SPORT, OR IF IT WAS FOR NEED OR WHAT THE REASON WAS, BUT IT'S UNFORTUNATE BECAUSE HE CERTAINLY LOST A LOT.)) ((GLENN BERGER/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THAT LITTLE BIT OF BAD CAUSED A REAL PROBLEM FOR ED AND FOR OUR COMMUNITY, BUT THERE'S AN AWFUL LOT OF GOOD IN HIM AND HE'S DONE A LOT OF GOOD IN OUR COMMUNITY AND FOR OTHER PEOPLE HE'S BEEN A KIND AND GENEROUS MAN.))
[SUPER=01-Jennie Waering/Asst. U. S. Attorney; ]
[SUPER=01-Glenn Berger/Defense Attorney]
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[OUT Q=kind and generous man.]
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[VO-NAT]


Dudley will begin serving his sentence at a later date.
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[Hale]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A woman who worked in the property room at the Roanoke Police Department today admitted she stole cash out of an evidence envelope. Tammy Rolanda Hale pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of embezzlement. Substitute judge B-A Davis suspended all of a 12-month sentence, but ordered her to pay back the two thousand dollars she took. The 25 year old former clerk still faces welfare fraud charges in Roanoke County.

[Moore]


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A Henry County couple charged with stealing from their church has pled NOT guilty today to a two-count federal indictment.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


45-year-old Terry Lynn Moore and his 41-year-old wife Myra are accused of embezzling nearly 100-thousand dollars from the St. Paul Pentecostal Holiness Church in Bassett.
Authorities say over a six-year period, Terry Moore abused his position as the church's treasurer to pay credit card and phone bills and wrote checks to his own printing business.
The Moores are set for trial in September.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Still ahead on News 7, one area community pays its respects to the victims of September 11th.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And making school cafeteria food tasty AND good for kids. We'll show you how one local school system's doing it.
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[Comm#1]


[Bedford-Food]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Most parents know how frustrating it can be to get children to eat healthy foods.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-SHot]


It's not any easier for the people who feed those same kids when they're in school.
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]


But one local school system is hoping to change that.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[IN Q=As tastebuds go]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kathy Kern/Bedford Co. School Nutrition Supervisor; :15]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :33]
[SUPER=01-Diane Shannon/Liberty Univ. Chefs Manager; :49]
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[OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.]

(( As taste buds go, school cafeteria food has not exactly enjoyed a flavorful reputation.
But times are changing.. today's food service managers say kids are getting more nutritional meals than ever.. however there's still room for improvement.
[SOT 10:39:28]

((KATHY KERN/BEDFORD CO. SCHOOL NUTRITIION SUPERVISOR: BUT WE WANT TO KEEP OFFERING NEW FOODS FOR THEM. AND WHAT THEY'RE SEEING OUT IN THE FAST FOOD COURTS A LOT OF THAT WE'LL HAVE IN HERE BUT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE HEALTHY AND THEY'RE PRETTY, THEY'RE REAL ATTRACTIVE AND FUN.))
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[OUT Q=attractive and fun.]
[natsot 10:15:30]

((YOU CAN FLAVOR THE CREAM CHEESE WITH ANYTHING YOU WANT.. HERBS, GARLIC, SPICES..))
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So for a few hours, about thirty food service workers from the Bedford County school system got a lesson in culinary arts from two Liberty University chefs.
The idea is to start introducing more healthy, nutritious foods in the cafeteria.. without the kids knowing it's good for them.
[SOT 10:30:23]

((DIANE SHANNON/LIBERTY U. CHEFS MANAGER: WHAT THEY'RE TRYING TO DO IS INCREASE THE KNOWLEDGE, INCREASE THE KIDS' EXPOSURE TO HEALTHY THINGS, AND PROVIDE THEM A HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE THAT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING THAT'S GOING TO BE FUN THAT THEY'RE GOING TO WANT TO EAT.))
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[OUT Q=want to eat.]


So starting this fall, instead of just the usual hotdogs and pizza, students can expect to see more salads and sandwich wraps on the daily menu.. in hopes that they'll also start asking for them at home.
[SOT 10:28:44]

((DIANE SHANNON: IT'S HARD FOR SCHOOL SYSTEMS, THEY ONLY GET KIDS FOR ONE OR TWO MEALS A DAY, IT HAS TO START AT HOME. BUT IN THE SCHOOLS, IF THERE ARE MORE ATTRACTIVE, HEALTHY OPTIONS AND THEY'RE EASY, THEN KIDS ARE MORE LIKELY TO EAT THEM.))
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[OUT Q=likely to eat them.]


Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))


[Candidates]


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So far, three people have announced plans to run for Vance Wilkins' 24th House district Seat in November's election.
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[TAKE 24TH DISTRICT PINNACLE FS] Ben Cline, Congressman Bob Goodlatte's chief of staff, is seeking the Republican nomination. So far, republican leaders say he is the only person to show strong interest. Two democrats, Rodney Taylor an Amherst businessman, and Mimi Elrod, the widow of Washington and Lee President John Elrod, have announced plans to run for the nomination.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Leaders from both parties still have to meet to decide HOW they will select their party's candidate. The Republican meeting is set for tomorrow night, while the democratic meeting has yet to be set. Leaders from both parties say additional candidates may announce their intentions to run.

[Aquatic-Center]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Christiansburg has picked a site for its proposed aquatic center.
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

Town council has approved this property on North Franklin Street for its location. Design proposals for the recreation facility are expected to begin this year....a completion date is estimated for 2005. Officials say the 16-acres will hold an aquatic center, skating park, picnic areas and nature walkways.
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[SOT 3:44:23]
[IN Q=this is]

((LANCE TERPENNY/CHRISTIANSBURG TOWN MANAGER; THIS IS THE THIRD STEP IN IMPROVING RECREATION OPPORTUNITIES IN CHRISTIANSBURG WERE IN THE PROCESS NOW OF DEVELOPING BALL FIELDS AND ATHLETIC COMPLEXES SO THIS WILL JUST BE ANOTHER STEP TOWARD THE QUALITY OF LIFE.))
[SUPER=01-Lance Terpenny/Christiansburg Town Manager;]
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[OUT Q=QUALITY OF LIFE.]
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[VO-NAT]

Terpenny says two reasons for the choice are that it's centrally located and that the town already owns the property.

The aquatic center has a price tag of about 6-million dollars.
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[Stocks]


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Wall Street struggled to rally through yet another volatile trading session. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/69.37/8542.48/x/21.98/1397.24;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW gained 69 points.
NASDAQ rose 22.
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[Hollinsummer]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


You might think high school students would not want to get *near* a classroom over the summer.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


But more and more of them are spending part of their vacation getting a preview of what to expect in college.
Intern Reporter Chris Schaffer has that story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Shermanne McInnis/Hollins University; :45]
[SUPER=20-Chris Schaffer ; 1:00]
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[OUT Q=news-7 roanoke county]

(((nats - scrubbing (15:25:58))
She's not scrubbing the counter -- she's generating electricity

(nats - "oh my god" (15:25:27))


High school students taking a physics course at Hollins University. For 9-hundred dollars they get a 2-week version of a real college class.

(nats - unlocking door (15:36:13))


They also get a room in a Hollins' dormitory, and food from the dining hall.

[SOT]
[IN Q=15:32:40]

((naomi - "YOU LEARN MORE ON A COLLEGE LEVEL THAN ON A HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL AND YOU CAN PURSUE THINGS THAT YOU'RE INTERESTED IN INSTEAD OF THINGS THAT YOU HAVE TO TAKE")) [RUNS:06]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=15:34:55]

((eunice - "I THINK THAT IF I START TAKING PSYCHOLOGY NOW THEN I'LL BE LIKE MORE ADVANCED IN IT")) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=advanced in it]


This year 90 high school students from around the country traveled to Hollins for the program -- that's more than triple the number that came last year.

[SOT]
[IN Q=15:28:35]

((shermanne - "I THINK STUDENTS ARE JUST MORE GEARED TOWARDS LOOKING FOR A COLLEGE AND THEY'RE STARTING EARLIER AND THEY'RE DOING THAT BY ATTENDING THESE CAMPS")) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=attending these camps]


The students get a feel for what life will be like when they head off to college for good..

[SOT]
[IN Q=15:35:15]

((yancey - "I'M KIND OF HOME-SICK BUT IT'S NICE, IT'S A NICE CHANGE")) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=a nice change]


High school students have been touring college campuses for years -- today, they can get a much closer look..

(nats - "ow" (15:23:30))


Chris Schaffer, News-7 Roanoke County.))

[Stamp]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Every letter you send can help the families of emergency workers killed September eleventh.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

The post office in Callaway today held a ceremony to unveil the Heroes of 2001 semi-postal stamp.
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[SOT 11:43:17-11:43:40]
[IN Q=By semi-postal that means...]

((JERRY ROMAGNOLO/CALLAWAY POSTMASTER: BY SEMI-POSTAL, THAT MEANS THAT PART OF THE PROCEEDS IS USED FOR ANOTHER PURPOSE. THE AMOUNT ABOVE THE NORMAL POSTAL RATE IS TRANSFERRED TO FEMA TO HELP FUND ASSISTANCE FOR FAMILIES OF EMERGENCY SERVICE WORKERS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Romagnolo/Callaway Postmaster;]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=who lost their lives September eleventh.]
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On hand to help celebrate were representatives of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Public Safety, Carilion's Lifeguard 10 and a handful of county officials. Romagnolo (ro-man-OH-lo) says the *national* unveiling ceremony was held in June but that officials in Callaway wanted to hold their own event in order to pay *their* respects. The stamp costs 45-cents.
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[Sports tease]


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Virginia signs a new assistant basketball coach under Pete Gillen, an update on the Avalanche,
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[VO-NAT]


and Travis Wells shows us the intense trading at the world series softball tournament and were are not talking stocks and bonds.
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[S-Jensen]


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Today, the University of Virginia named Rod Jensen as its' new assistant men's basketball coach. Jensen spent the last seven years as the head coach at Boise State where he compiled a 109 and 93 record. Also, Jefferson Forest junior offensive tackle Eddie Pinigis announced that he will accept a full football scholarship at UVa. He is six foot 8 and 280 pounds.

[S-Salem]


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The Avalanche plays Potomac tonight. The Avs are batting .262 as a team, third in the Carolina league, but with a 3 and 7 record in the last ten games, the offense needs to pick up.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stu Cole/Avalanche Manager; :00]
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[OUT Q=.....count for alot"]
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[S-Baseball]


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The Avalanche players are usually on the receiving end of baseball instruction, but today the Avs got to dish out a little baseball knowledge with their sixth annual camp.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


The club is teaming up with Rip City Training Centers for this week's camp, which gives young kids the chance to feel like pros, at least for a couple of days.
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[SUPER=01-Dave Christianson/Rip City Baseball; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Winchester/Avalanche Catcher; :21]
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[OUT Q=young kids too."]
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[S-Pins]


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The NSA Class B Fastpitch Softball World Series is in full swing across the Valley this week. But the tournament is about much more than just softball. Travis Wells tries to PIN down one unique aspect of the event.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio..]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Breanne Butterworth/Florida Softball Player; :27]
[SUPER=01-Marta Butterworth/Softball Mom; :43]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Mills/Delaware Softball Coach; :50]
[SUPER=01-Megan Adkins/Florida Softball Player; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Tony Otero/Florida Softball Coach; 1:28]
[SUPER=01-Susan Adkins/Softball Mom; 1:36]
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[OUT Q=News 7 Sports."]
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((Breanne Butterworth and Megan Adkins are not just softball players, they're also day traders, sort of. Not stocks or bonds. No beanie babies or baseball cards here--just pins. These teams design the pins with team logos to be traded at state and national tournaments. With nearly 300 teams on hand for this week's World Series, there are plenty of chances to add to their collections.
Breanne: Marta: Jeff:
And the parents are just as into it as the girls are.
Megan:
While the girls are ultimately here to win, pin collecting softens the blow after a loss.
Tony: Susan:
The coaches enter their team pins in a contest and at the end of the week, a winning pin and logo are selected by the tournament committee. In Salem, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))