[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR= 2-Shot]

Testimony in a Pittsylvania County murder trial sheds light on the last few moment's of a lawman's life.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR= 2-Shot]

And Roanoke City's planning for a lack of rainy days now that Carvin's Cove's reached it's lowest point ever.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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In sports, Mike Stevens will have a report from Redskins training camp, the contract term for Carolina Panther Julius Peppers could reach 50 million,
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[VO-NAT]


and NASCAR is taking a chunk of change FROM Dale Jarrett.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[SS=None]


Severe thunderstorms accompany some welcome rainfall this afternoon, and more are on tap for tomorrow, I'll have the latest.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[SOT 00:22:45]
[IN Q=]

((I SAID WHAT ARE YOU IN FOR AND HE SAID I KILLED A WHITE BEEP BEEP COP, EXCUSE MY LANGUAGE, I SHOULD SAY PIG.))
[RUNS=:10 ]
[OUT Q=should say pig.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Incriminating testimony in court today.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

A former inmate steps forward to help prosecutors build a capital murder case against the man accused of killing a Pittsylvania County sheriff's deputy.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Inge]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-18 TC1:37:43]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The former inmate says while the two were in jail, Roy Inge Junior described in detail how he killed Deputy Frankie Betterton.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The testimony was presented today during a preliminary hearing in Chatham. [***INGE MONITOR GRAPHIC***]
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & Teresa /Pulpit;]

Teresa Hamilton was in court for today's testimony and joins us now with more on today's evidence. Keith and Shannon, the former inmate's words were damaging for Inge--
[LIVE= Teresa /FULL]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]

But today's testimony was also filled with emotion especially for the deputy who Betterton called for assistance just moments before he was killed.
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[IN Q=Nat sound]
[SUPER=03-Chatham; :02]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./May 17; :14]
[SUPER=01-William Baggerly/Pittsylvania Co. Investigator; :18]
[SUPER=01-Marty Hicks/Former Inmate; :45]
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[OUT Q=and went bam. ]
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Pittsylvania County investigator William Baggerly was the last deputy to see his co-worker alive. He says he passed Frankie Betterton on Route 58 just minutes before Betterton called over the police radio to ask Baggerly for assistance.

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[sot 00:089:37]
[in q=]

((WILLIAM BAGGERLY: I CAME IN BEHIND MR BETTERTON'S CAR AND I GOT OUT OF MY VEHICLE AND APPROACHED MR. BETTERTON'S CAR AND FOUND HIM TO BE SUFFERING FROM A GUNSHOT WOUND TO THE HEAD.)) [runs12]
[out q= to the head.]

Today prosecutors relied on a former inmate at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail to fill in the gaps. As Deputy Betterton's family sat nearby-- Marty Hicks told the court while the two were incarcerated together Roy Inge Junior confessed to shooting and killing Deputy Betterton.
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[sot 00:25:00]
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((MARTY HICKS/FORMER INMATE: I ASKED HIM BASICALLY WHAT HE WAS THINKING AND HE SAID HE ALREADY KNEW HE WAS GOING TO SHOOT HIM, IT WAS A MATTER OF WHEN AND HOW.))
[out q= when and how.]

Hicks says the two talked for approximately 30- minutes-- and that during that time Inge described what happened. Hicks says Inge told him-- he shot Betterton in the deputy's patrol car shortly after the officer pulled him over on Route 58.
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[sot 00:23:44]
[IN Q= HE GOT IN AND ]

((MARTY HICKS/FORMER INMATE: HE GOT IN AND APPARENTLY GAVE HIM HIS LICENSE AND THEN SAID HE REACHED INTO HIS RIGHT WAIST BAND AND PULLED OUT A POINT 380 OR 380 AND POINTED AND WENT BAM.)) [runs10]
[out q= and went bam.]))
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[LIVE= Teresa /FULL]
Inge's attorneys Jeff Dorsey and Mark Claytor questioned Hicks motives in talking--- pointing out Hicks is out of jail

NOW but was pulling time when he initally contacted authorities wanting to tell his story.
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & Teresa /Pulpit;]

Keith and Shannon--charges against Inge have now been certified to a grand jury.

[Park-Murder]


[ANCHOR=SHannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=02-22 TC1:38:03]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Police say the man who was murdered in Roanoke's Loudon Park was shot twice.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday]


The autopsy today showed that the victim died of gunshots to the head and chest.
Police aren't sure of the man's identity yet.
They're waiting for fingerprint records from Michigan.
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[Jones]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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A former counselor at a crisis center for teens admits he raped and molested girls in his care.
Jimmy Lee Jones WAS a relief counselor at the Sanctuary Crisis Intervention Center in Botetourt County.
Today, he pled guilty today to charges of rape, sodomy, carnal knowledge and giving alcohol to minors.
Prosecutors say four girls in his care were victimized.
Jones faces up to life in prison when he's sentenced October 31st.

[L'burg-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-21 TC58:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Four central Virginia men are in custody, charged with helping import hundreds of thousands of dollars in drugs over the last six years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The regional drug task force today announced the results of an 18-month investigation into local drug trafficking.


Authorities say two Arizona men were supplying large amounts of cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamines, which the local suspects would redistribute to street level dealers around Lynchburg.
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[SOT 9:43:16]
[IN Q=We would classify]

((ROBERT MAXEY/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF: WE WOULD CLASSIFY THESE LOCAL PEOPLE AS MAJOR DEALERS, SO IT WILL DEFINITELY HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE LOCAL SUPPLY.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Maxey/Campbell Co. Sheriff; ]
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[OUT Q=the local supply.]
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[VO-NAT]


46-year-old Michael Edward Cheek, 47-year-old Bradley Creger, 46-year-old Gary Wayne Gaddy and 42-year- old Wayne Wood all face federal drug conspiracy charges.
Two Arizona men also have been indicted.
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[State-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-27 TC22:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Could the state's nearly 240 million dollar deficit lead to higher taxes?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Governor Mark Warner met privately with key lawmakers today to discuss the state's budgetary problems.
Revenues for fiscal year 2002 were 236-point-eight million dollars below forecast.
A slumping economy and falling stock market are forcing Virginia's policy-makers to think about the possibility of tax increases.
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[SOT 1::]
[IN Q=THERE ARE GOING TO BE ADDITIONAL CUTS THAT]

((SPEAKER-DESIGNATE BILL HOWELL: THERE ARE GOING TO BE ADDITIONAL CUTS THAT ARE CALLED FOR. I THINK THAT THERE PROBABLY WILL BE A CALL FOR INCREASED SOURCES OF REVENUE.))
[SOT 12:55:45-55]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: MY APPROACH IS TO LOOK WHERE WE CAN FIND MORE SAVINGS. BUT ITS VERY PREMATURE TO GET INTO ANY OF THE VARIOUS OPTIONS AT THIS POINT.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Bill Howell/Speaker-designate; :00]
[SUPER=@MarkWarner; :09]
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[OUT Q=various options at this point.]
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[VO-NAT]


Warner says despite the problems, Virginia remains in better financial shape than other states.
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[81-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=501-13 TC2:04:56]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]


A New Jersey woman faces charges for a late morning accident on Interstate 81.
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[VO-NAT :40]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

State Police say 38-year old Anna Soto (SOE-toe) of Weehawken, New Jersey was traveling south around 11:45 when her 1993 Nissan Pathfinder ran off the left side of the road, through the median and overturned several times before coming to rest in northbound lanes. No other vehicles were involved in the wreck. Soto, an 11-year old girl and 13-year old boy were airlifted to Roanoke Memorial hospital. A 38-year old man, also from New Jersey, was taken to the hospital by ambulance. He is in stable condition. Soto's listed as serious. State police have charged her with reckless driving and failure to maintain control of her vehicle. There's no word on the condition of the children.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


A handcuffed suspect smashes his way out of a Roanoke police cruiser.
Details on that are still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Plus the city's water supply hits a record low... but that doesn't necessarily mean tougher restrictions.
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[City-Water]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-28 TC15:18]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Roanoke has broken an unwanted record...
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Today, its main water source dropped to a historic low, as Carvins Cove reached 29-point-3 feet below the spillway.
But Roanoke city officials say relief is on the way. [***WATER RESTRICTIONS Monitor Graphic***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Marya/Cave]


Marya Jones is here to tell us about it.
Keith and Shannon, Carvin's Cove is only 30 percent full.
[LIVE= Marya /FULL Cave]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]


City officials are working on long-range plans for dealing with drought...
But in the meantime, they've got a quick fix that should make a big difference.
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[OUT Q=to develop.]

(( Only rain can bring Carvins Cove back from historic lows.
So, city officials hatched a back-up plan that will give Roanoke an extra four to five million gallons a day...


That's about half the daily demand on Carvins Cove.
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[NATS 22:57] ((NATS: CRYSTAL SPRING WATER RUNNING))
[RUNS= :01]


By the end of next week, Crystal Spring should be back in business ... thanks to a temporary filter system.
The new plant is scheduled for completion in October.
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[NATS 21:20] ((NATS: bulldozer at new well.))
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The city's also building a new well in Southeast Roanoke that will be finished in mid-August.
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[SOT 03:24 - :40]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/CITY MANAGER: WE RECOGNIZE THAT ALL COMMUNITIES HAVE TO RELY ON A HIGHER POWER FOR WATER. BUT THE ACTIONS THAT WE'VE BEEN TAKING DEMONSTRATE THAT WE'RE NOT JUST WAITING FOR SOLUTIONS TO FALL FROM THE SKY.))
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The city continues to buy about 5 million gallons a day from Roanoke County and Salem.
It hopes one day to have a lasting relationship with the two ... in a regional water authority.
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[SOT 12:16 - :27]

((DARLENE BURCHAM: THE CREATION OF A WATER AUTHORITY TODAY WILL NOT SOLVE WATER SUPPLY PROBLEMS 20, 30, 50 YEARS OUT. THOSE TAKE 15 TO 20 YEARS TO DEVELOP.))
[RUNS= :09]))
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[LIVE=Marya/FULL Cave]


A water study due out later this year is expected to help with some of those long-range plans.
The Cove is expected to dip below 30 feet sometime next week.
For now, city officials say they have no plans to call for stricter conservation measures.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-SHannon & Marya/Cave]


They say citizens have been doing such a good job saving water, they don't need to yet.
Keith and Shannon?


[Amherst-Drought]


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The prolonged drought is now forcing Amherst County residents to cut back on their water consumption.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


The county has imposed mandatory water restrictions designed to reduce water usage by 30 percent or more.
Residents are not allowed to wash vehicles or driveways, fill swimming pools or operate fountains ... lawns may be watered for just 30 minutes a week.
First time violators could have their water shut off for 24 hours.. subsequent offenses can result in fines of up to 250 dollars.
Levels in the county's two main water sources--Harris Creek and Graham Creek reservoir--have dropped severely in recent months.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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Blue chips saw some modest gains throughout the day, but couldn't manage to close on the plus side. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/82.24/7702.34/y/53.67/1228.98;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW suffered its fourth straight loss, dropping 82 points today.
NASDAQ fell 54.
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[VO]
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[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[Escapee]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-32 TC00:15]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


He made a daring escape from a police cruiser ...
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


But a Roanoke man didn't stay a fugitive for long.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Richard Chad Atkinson had just been handcuffed and placed in the back seat of this police car on Wise Avenue.
Somehow he managed to kick out a window and escape.
He lost one sandal in the process ... leaving it in a pool of shattered glass.
Witnesses say he ran away wearing one shoe, handcuffs and a pair of shorts, while the arresting officer searched for another suspect.
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[SOT 1:18:37 - :53]
[IN Q=I told him]

((THELMA WEST/WITNESS: I TOLD HIM THE GUY WAS BEATING ON THE WINDOW AND HE SAID IT WOULD BE ALL RIGHT AND WHEN HE WENT IN THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR, NEXT THING I KNOW THE WINDOW WENT CA-BOOM AND THE GUY WENT HEAD-FIRST OUT THE WINDOW AND UP THE HILL AND HE WAS GONE. ))
[SUPER=01-Thelma West/Witness;]
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[OUT Q=he was gone.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police caught up with him about an hour and a half later, when Atkinson returned to the house where they first arrested him.
He's in jail, charged with felony escape, destruction of property and stealing tools.
Another man in the house was also charged.
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[Holden]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-19 TC1:18:48]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A verdict just moments ago in the case of a Nelson county man- accused of embezzling from his grand-daughter's memorial fund.
The girl died after getting lost in the woods two years ago.
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[VO-NAT]


8-year-old Jackie Holden disappeared from her Shipman home in February of 2000.
She was found dead three days later.
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co./File Tape]


Her grandfather, 56-year-old James Holden, helped establish a charity to teach other children how to survive if they got lost in the woods.
He was indicted last fall after embezzling more than 18-thousand dollars from the fund.
Sentencing is set for September. We'll have more coming up on News 7 at Eleven.
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[B'Burg-Parking]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-31 TC04:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A proposed building project is raising concerns in Blacksburg...
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The Kent Square project will build a downtown parking garage on the corner of Main and Washington Street. It would be owned and operated by private developers. But some residents, like Don Langrehr, say its too big. He also questions the idea of the town contributing 2-million dollars for construction.
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[SOT 13:17:42 - :51 /13:28:30 - :40]
[IN Q=we would take]

((DON LANGREHR/BLACKSBURG RESIDENT; WE WOULD TAKE OUT A LOAN OF 2-MILLION DOLLARS HAND IT OVER TO THE DEVELOPERS AND IN RETURN GET TO RENT PARKING SPOTS THAT START AT 5:30 AT NIGHT.)) ((MARC VERNIEL/BLACKSBURG ASST. TOWN MANAGER; THIS PROJECT LOOKS LIKE ITS A WAY WHERE WE CAN ADDRESS THE PARKING PROBLEM WITHOUT SPENDING AS MUCH MONEY AS WE WOULD SPEND TO BUILD A PARKING STRUCTURE ON OUR OWN.))
[SUPER=01-Don Langrehr/Blacksburg Resident; :00]
[SUPER=01-Marc Verniel/Blacksburg Asst. Town Manager; :11]
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[OUT Q=ON OUR OWN.]
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[VO-NAT]

Verneil says the money from the town would guarantee public parking spaces during the week and weekends. A public information session on the project started at 5:30.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


NASCAR dishes out another serious fine to a Winston Cup driver and team and NFL teams continue signing players.
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[IN Q="and im mike stevens]
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[OUT Q=...later in sports"]

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[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-128]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]

Rain and storms washed out the Redskins afternoon practice today, but the team was able to open training camp this morning at Dickinson College. Mike Stevens has more from Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA/Today; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Spurrier/Redskins Head Coach; :17]
[SUPER=01-Lavar Arrington/Redskins Linebacker; :36]
[SUPER=@mike1; :56(QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Smith/18th Year in NFL; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Marvin Lewis/Redskins Defensive Coordinator; 1:17]
[SUPER=01-Darrell Green/20th Year with Redskins; 1:23]
[SUPER=01-Emmett Johnson/Redskins Rookie Receiver; 1:58]
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[OUT Q=...News 7 sports"]
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[S-Allen]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mdo]
[TAPE#=SP-104 1:33:34]
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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00]

Former Redskin Terry Allen will play his thirteenth NFL season in New Orleans. He signed with the Saints today.
The thirty-four year old Allen has played for the Vikings, the skins, the Patriots, and the Ravens. He played in New Orleans in 1999 and will be a back up.
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[S-Peppers]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mdo]
[TAPE#=SP-132 7:33]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


An NFL source says Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

has agreed to a seven-year contract that could be worth fifty million dollars with incentives. The Panthers open camp Friday. New coach John Fox looks for the former UNC star to help rebuild the 1 and 15 team.
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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6:00pm]
[WRITER=rwa]
[TAPE#=SP-130]
[GRAPHIC=FOOTBALL]


The ACC announced its' 50th Anniversary team today. UVa has five players on the team.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

Tiki Barber was the 1996 ACC player of the year, while leading the league in rushing, punt returns, and all purpose yards.
Chris Slade was named first team All-American in 1991 and holds the ACC career sack record. Herman Moore set the ACC record for most receiving yards in a season.
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[S-Jarrett]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6:00pm]
[WRITER=rwa]
[TAPE#=SP-126 34:13]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR]


NASCAR continues its crackdown on infractions. Dale Jarrett's team has been docked points and his crew chief was fined 20,000 dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File; :00]


Jarrett's Ford was about an eighth of an inch too low after his third place run at New Hampshire Sunday. NASCAR fined crew chief Todd Parrott and took away 25 championship points and 25 owner points from the Robert Yates racing team.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=express]


The Roanoke Express signed two more players today. Left Wing David Silverstone played in the Ontario Hockey League last season for the Belleville Bulls and in 125 games amassed 394 penalty minutes.
Defenseman Doug Schueller played in the ECHL last season with Macon and Jackson and had a short stint with the AHL Utah Grizzlies. The Express has now signed six players.