[1-News-Head]

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The murder of a high school track star... new information tonight about what went on before during and after the shoo
ting.
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[VO-NAT]
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And we'll hear from a hero- -one of the Blacksburg swim team members who saved the life of a teammate.
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[Sports-head]


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In sports, Winston Cup qualifying from New Hampshire, the City-County swim meet, the low down on the Tech women's football camp -
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and former Virginia Tech linebacker Ben Taylor signs a contract with the Cleveland Browns.
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[WX-Head]
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Looks like the threat of passing showers sticks around through the weekend. We will check forecast details and the beach outlook coming up.
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News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
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A 19 year old charged with killing a Martinsville high School athlete appears in court.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Prosecutors say the motive was an on-going feud between the victim and suspected shooter.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Robertson]
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Curtis Robertson Junior is accused of shooting and killing Delvin Hairston in May.
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Proscutors say it began with an argument at a Laurel Park track meet and ended in gunfire on the streets of Martinsville.
Today Robertson had a preliminary hearing...
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Justin McLeod was there for the hearing.
So what happened today?
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(Rollcue:before during and after the shooting.)
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[OUT Q=died a short time later at the hospital.]
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[Simon]


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"It's all about respect. When to give it. How to get it." That's how the sister of murder victim Maurice Grogan summed up last October's argument and shooting... right after the judge reached a verdict in the case.
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[VO-NAT]
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Seventeen year old Courtney Simon testified he was carrying a 380 caliber handgun because he planned to sell it.
[SUPER=04-October 2, 2001]

The mid-morning shooting marked Simon's third visit to the Food Way Market that day, by his account. He said he pointed the gun at Grogan only as if to say, "go on, get away from me." He said Grogan "rushed" him outside the Food Way Market, grabbed the gun and that the two young men struggled for control of it. Simon said they fell to the ground as the gun went off the first time, that Grogan fell on top of him, though Simon says he didn't realize Grogan had been shot. Apparently Judge Charlie Dorsey didn't believe much of that, finding Simon guilty of first degree murder. He'll sentence Simon in September. A sidebar to the story: the star witness in the case, Grogan's friend, Shaneka Pannell... was threatened outside the courtroom this morning.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Another girl walked by muttering something as she smacked her fist, as if to demonstrate her intentions. Sheriff's deputies stepped in quickly, and no one was hurt.

[Trigon]


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The State Corporation Commission has approved the acquisition of Trigon Insurance Company by Anthem Incorporated.


The merger will create the nation's fifth largest health care company.
Earlier this month, critics questioned whether the deal was in the best interests of Trigon's Virginia customers, but the SCC will require Anthem to maintain offices and operations in the state.


[Red-Cross]


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Some national recognition today -- for three life-saving local teens..
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[VO-NAT]
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Benjamin Graboyes (Gray-boys), Christopher Mullins and Andrew Ryder are members of the Blacksburg High School swimming team.
During a meet in December, they rescued a swimmer who slipped and hit his head -- then fell into the pool.
Today Radford's chapter of the American Red Cross presented the teens with the "Certificate of Merit" -- given to people who save a life using skills learned in a Red Cross health and safety course.
The teens say their Red Cross training is the reason they knew what to do when presented with a life-or-death situation..
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((BENJAMIN GRABOYES/BLACKSBURG HS - YEAH IT WAS KIND OF SCARY 'CAUSE IF YOU MESS UP THE LITTLEST BIT THEN UH I MEAN IF YOU TILT THE HEAD JUST A LITTLE BIT AND THEY HAVE AN ACTUAL NECK INJURY I MEAN IT CAN BE PRETTY BAD.))
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The Certificate of Merit is signed by the Chairman of the Red Cross -- and President George W. Bush..
U-S Presidents have served as "honorary" chairmen of the Red Cross since the early 19-hundreds.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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Still ahead on News 7, Hill City business owners say they're optimistic about the coming months... despite the shaky economy.
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[VO-NAT]
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Plus we'll take you to a new area museum, where playing around is perfectly welcome.
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[Hormone-Therapy]
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Some local doctors are taking extra precautions when prescribing one of the most popular hormone replacement drugs.
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[VO-NAT]
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Recent findings revealed that the estrogen-progestin combination, Prempro, increased a woman's risk for stroke, heart attack, and breast cancer.
Doctor Mona Sadek says she will still offer it to patients but only for short term relief from menopausal symptoms.


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((DR. MONA SADEK/ROANOKE VALLEY WOMEN'S CTR: UP TO FOUR YEAR WE'RE SEEING THAT IT'S SAFE TO GIVE UP TO A SHORT TIME. BEYOND THAT I WILL PROBABLY NOT HAVE THEM ON PREMPRO))
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Ann Thompson has been on Prempro for a year. She says it got rid of her hot flashes and reduced the mood swings.
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((PREMPRO USER: AT THIS POINT I CAN'T IMAGINE BEING WITHOUT IT. SO I'M REALLY INTERESTED IN CONTINUING OR PERHAPS GOING WITH AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD))
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Sadek says all estrogen-progestin combination therapies can't be grouped together.
The findings only focused on Prempro.
She also say Premarin and other estrogen-only treatments at this point have not been shown to increase the risk of stroke, heart attack or breast cancer.
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The American College of OB-GYN's has started a task force to research hormone replacement. The group plans to give recommendations to doctors in August.


[L'burg-Merchants]


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Despite the ups and mostly downs of the stock market these days, retailers in Lynchburg have been feeling fairly optimistic about their local economy.
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A recently- released survey by the Retail Merchants Association shows about two thirds of selected retailers enjoyed an increase in customers and sales through the month of April.
Another two thirds were optimistic about the summer months, although officials say recent drops in the Dow may have tempered that.
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((DAVID SOMERS/LYNCHBURG RETAIL MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION: I THINK THE ECONOMY'S PROBABLY NOT AS BAD BASED ON OUR SURVEY AND WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING AS PEOPLE MIGHT THINK BASED ON WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH THE MARKET. I THINK IT JUST SCARES A LOT OF PEOPLE.))
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[OUT Q=a lot of people.]
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Somers says the R-M-A has money its ready to spend on regional advertising to help merchants get through any slow economic period.
Another survey will be conducted later this summer.
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[Stocks]


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Those merchants probably weren't too happy with today's performance on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW plunged 390 points... barely closing above the eight-thousand mark.
NASDAQ fell 38.
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[Toy-Museum]
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A new museum in the basement of the Natural Bridge Gift Shop is showing that one local man doesn't play around.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Now you can check out thousands of toys from the 20th century and earlier.
[ANCHOR=Keith]
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And as Richard Lesko tells us, it's all just a hint of things to come.
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((C.P. BRACKETT/TOY MUSEUM CURATOR; THE MOST HEARD EXPRESSION IN THIS MUSEUM IS 'WOW I HAD THAT.' AND AFTER THAT YOU SORT OF LOSE THEM FOR THE TOUR.))
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More than 45-thousand toys are on display in Natural Bridge, it's billed as the largest toy museum in the world. The collection spans from these 1740 dolls to more recent toys like GI Joe, and Star Trek the Next Generation. No new pieces have been added since December 31, 2000.
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((C.P. BRACKETT/TOY MUSEUM CURATOR; WE FIGURED A QUARTER OF A MILENNIUM WAS ENOUGH COLLECTING.))
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The display features more than just plastic action figures. Brackett's collection features real apple-head dolls, doll making kits, and hand crafted wooden figures. And others are three dolls in one.
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((C.P. BRACKETT/TOY MUSEUM CURATOR; THIS IS LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, WHO GOES TO VISIT HER GRANDMOTHER, AND INSTEAD FINDS THE BIG BAD WOLF.))
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((CALLING SGT. FRIDAY, CALLING SGT. FRIDAY.))
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This police car based on the program 'Dragnet' shows the toymaker overlooked a few inaccuracies inherent in the early days of television merchandising. Seargent Friday and Officer Gannon rarely drove a police cruiser...
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((AND INSIDE WE HAVE EVERYTHING NEEDED TO SET UP A DRAGNET FOR TWO ESCAPED CONVICTS, INCLUDING A DRIVER WHO CAN'T SEE OVER THE STEERING WHEEL.))
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This tour was just a sneak peek of what's to come. In November, the toy museum will unveil its full display that will tell most of what was going on during the 20th century by what kids were playing with.
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((REPORTER;I GUESS WHEN YOU THINK OF DOLLS, YOU DON'T AUTOMATICALLY ASSUME THE ROOSEVELTS WOULD BE INCLUDED IN THAT.

C.P. BRACKETT/TOY MUSEUM CURATOR; WELL YOU DON'T, AND YOU DON'T THINK OF TOYS BEING ABLE TO TELL THE HISTORY OF AMERICA, WHEN YOU PUT THESE DOLLS IN PERSPECTIVE, YOU END UP WITH A CULTURAL HERITAGE.))
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((RICHARD LESKO/RLESKO@WDBJ7.COM; NOW THIS IS A HANDS ON MUSEUM, YOU CAN PICK UP TOYS LIKE THIS 1965 JAMES BOND ASTON MARTIN, COMPLETE WITH EJECTION SEAT. YOU JUST HAVE TO ASK PERMISSION TO TOUCH ANYTHING. RICHARD LESKO, NEWS 7, NATURAL BRIDGE.))
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[Titanic]


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The world's most famous shipwreck will soon be making waves in Richmond.
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"Titanic Science" will open at the Science Museum of Virginia this fall.
More than 100 artifacts from the ill-fated ship will be on display.
The exhibit includes hands-on displays showing how and why the ship sank and what's happening to the remains two and a half miles underwater.
Museum officials expect the exhibit to be a hit.
They say the passage of 90 years since the ship's sinking has done little to dampen interest in the Titanic.
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((MARK LACH/TITANIC SCIENCE SPOKESPERSON: IT WAS SUCH A HOPEFUL STORY TO START WITH. AND IT WAS SUCH A HORRIBLE TRAGEDY. AND AT THE SAME TIME, IT WAS A TRAGEDY THAT HAD LESSONS TO BE LEARNED AND RESULTS THAT BENEFITTED US LATER ON SO I THINK IT KIND OF READS LIKE THE PERFECT THREE ACT PLAY.))
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The display is expected to attract more than 150-thousand visitors.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports - Elliott wins the pole in New Hampshire - plus - no men are allowed at Tech this weekend.
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And the Roanoke Valley Aquatic Association's annual City-County swim meet begins its two day run at the Dedmon center.

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[S-Qualify]


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The Winston Cup circuit is in Loudon, New Hampshire this weekend for the New England 300.
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Fan favorite Bill Elliott in a Dodge - won the pole with a lap at 131 point 469 miles an hour. Dodge, Chevy, Ford and Pontiac grabbed the top four spots. Here's your starting grid.
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[S-Archery]


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The opening ceremonies for the Commonwealth Games are set for tonight, but this morning at Green Hill Park,
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the archery competition got the festivites started. About 50 competitors in five different divisions let the arrows fly in search of the gold medals which will be awarded on Sunday afternoon.
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The Roanoke Valley Aquatic Association closes out its swimming season this weekend with the annual City-County meet in Radford.
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Seventeen area teams with over a thousand swimmers have hit the Dedmon Center pool. For several of the coaches, swimming has come full circle. They went through the program as youngsters and are now teaching everything from backstrokes to freestyle.
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[S-Dazzle]


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Lorenzo Coleman, the man who scored the first basketball in Dazzle history and also had the team's first appendectomy will not be back with the team next season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Season; :00]

The seven foot one - 330 pound center has signed to play for the Harlem Globetrotters. Coleman will be on the road with the Trotters all season with a big trip to South America up first. The averaged just under 7 points a game for the Dazzle.
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[S-British]


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The British Open has hit the halfway point and Tiger Woods is still very much in contention for the title. Tiger shot a three under 68 and is four under par two shot behind Shigeki Maruyama
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gullane, Scotland/ESPN; ;00]

and Ernie Els. Els shot a seven under par 29 on the first nine holes, but then ran into a little problem. Els, who is a two time US Open champ, still ended up with a nine 5 under par round of 66. Much of today's round was played in the rain.
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[S-Taylor]


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Two former Virginia Tech Hokies are a little richer this afternoon after signing NFL contracts.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/2001 Season; :00]


Linebacker Ben Taylor inked a three year deal with the Cleveland Browns today. Taylor was one of three players selected by the Browns in the fourth round of the draft. He left Virginia Tech with 318 career tackles.
Taylor's former teammate Jamel Smith has found a home with the San Diego Chargers. Late last night Smith signed a one year deal with the Bolts. Smith has played in NFL Europe the past two seasons.
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[S-Women]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Virginia Tech finished up its youth football camp yesterday. Tomorrow - more than 1000 women will be on the field for the second annual all-ladies camp.
Here's a former Hokie - recently signed by the Minnesota Vikings' to fill us in on the event.
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