[1-News-Head]

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Southwestern Virginia may be dealing with drought for the long haul. An expert gives us a far reaching forecast.
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[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]

And Roanoke's mayor tackles water woes and other issues as he expounds on the state of the Star City.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - the Canes talks about defending their crown. Dot Bolling - the queen of Roanoke Valley golf successfully defends hers for the 8th straight year.
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[VO-NAT]

And our training camp news from Carlisle continues tonight as we take a look at rookie running back Ladell Betts.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[SS=None]


Showers and storms continue, the humidity persists, and hot weather is on the comeback trail. I've got all the latest.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


A Town of Blacksburg employee resigns amid charges he had a sexual relationship with a minor.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

His position had him working with children...as a supervisor at the Community Center.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Conner]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-19 TC1:21:30]
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]

Phillip Conner had been employed in his position since 19-92. His responsibilities included planning and supervising youth and adult classes, sports leagues and summer camps.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

He also had direct supervision of the community center staff.
[BLACKSBURG DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-SHannon & Rachel /Microwave;]

New River Vally Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has more on the story from Blacksburg...Rachel?
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Keith and Shannon...town officials say they received an allegation of misconduct on Monday and that Conner officially resigned Tuesday.
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[VO-NAT]

[***RACHEL'S MIC HOT***] Court documents indicate Phillip Conner was indicted yesterday on a felony charge of taking indecent liberties with a child. The 41-year-old has not been arrested yet. Authorities say it could be some time before that happens.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

In addition to his 10-years as community center supervisor, Conner was employed by the town on a part-time basis for three years beginning in 19-85.
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

The Town of Blacksburg has no official comment on Conner today...
[BLACKSBURG DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel/Microwave;]

except that there are charges and a continuing investigation.
I tried to contact Mr. Conner today, but was unsuccessful. Keith, Shannon,

[Cascades-Fall]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The woman who fell from the top of a waterfall last week at the Cascades has died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./Friday]

31-year old Joyce Thompson of Peterstown, West Virginia passed away at Roanoke Memorial Hospital of severe head trauma and internal injuries. Thompson suffered those injuries Friday afternoon in the 70-foot fall. She was visiting Giles County with her two young daughters and a cousin when the accident happened.
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[Drought-Outlook]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=0216 TC1:59:18]
[GRAPHIC=Drought]

It may be raining in parts of our region, but the National Weather Service says the precipitation's not nearly enough to pull us out of the drought.
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[VO-NAT :19.5]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove/File Tape;]

Carvins Cove is hitting historically low levels and forecasters say it could be some time before the situation gets better.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The National Weather Service's Mike Gillen predicts future rainfall levels. He says over the next 90-days we can expect only the normal scattered showers and thunderstorms.
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[SOT 1:23:33]
[IN Q=Climate]

((MIKE GILLEN/SENIOR SERVICE HYDROLOGIST; NORMAL RAIN FALL IS NOT GOING TO HELP THIS SITUATION WHAT WE NEED IS ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL AND WE NEED IT FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Gillen/Senior Service Hydrologist; ]
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[OUT Q=PROLONGED PERIOD.]
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[VO-NAT]

By "prolonged period" Gillen means weeks - if not months. The National Weather Service says more and more areas in Virginia are starting to see voluntary and mandatory water restrictions.
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[Roanoke-Mayor]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-31 TC07:06]
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The drought was also spotlighted today by Roanoke Mayor Ralph Smith as he delivered his second State of the City Address.
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[VO-NAT]


Smith defended Roanoke's efforts to deal with the drought, detailing actions the city has taken since 1999 to enhance the supply of drinking water.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Speaking at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast, Smith did not propose any new initiatives.
He said the long-term solution to the city's most pressing problem rests with what he called "neighborly cooperation," and the negotiations that could lead to a regional water authority.
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[SOT 02:45:55]
[IN Q=Today, new circumstances bring us]

((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR; TODAY, NEW CIRCUMSTANCES BRING US TO NEW DECISIONS ABOUT SHARING THESE RESOURCES WITH OUR NEIGHBORS AND WE'RE TRULY EXCITED ABOUT THE HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP THAT NOW EXTEND BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE COUNTY.))
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[OUT Q=between the city and the county.]
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[VO-NAT]


Representatives from Roanoke County, the city of Salem and other local governments were among the invited guests.
With the relationships that local leaders are forging, Smith says, the opportunities for regional cooperation have never been greater.
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[Farmers-Drought]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-33 TC01:25]
[GRAPHIC=Drought]

Meanwhile, the situation isn't looking any better for farmers in the region. The scattered afternoon showers lately have provided a little help for crops, but some farmers are ready to write off this year as a wash. Richard Lesko has more from Rockbridge County.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :03]
[SUPER=01-Jon Repair/Rockbridge Co. Extension Agent; :09]
[SUPER=01-Reid Mackey/Rockbridge Co. Farmer; :28]
[SUPER=@Richard2; :44]
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[OUT Q=RL, N7, Rockbridge County.]

(( At the Rockbridge Regional Fair this week, all eyes are on the show ring, but practically everybody's talking about rain.
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[SOT - 22:15:11]
[INQ=Probably the biggest concern...]

((JON REPAIR/ROCKBRIDGE CO. EXTENSION AGENT; PROBABLY THE BIGGEST CONCERN RIGHT NOW IS THE LACK OF PASTURE GROWTH. OUR PASTURES ARE PRETTY MUCH DEPLETED, AND WE'RE BEGINNING TO FEED AN AWFUL LOT OF HAY THAT WE REALLY DON'T HAVE A LOT OF TO FEED. SO THAT'S A LITTLE BIT SCARY.))
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[OUTQ=a little bit scary.]

The grass that usually feeds herds until the middle of fall hasn't gotten the rain it needs, forcing farmers to feed hay to cattle months ahead of usual.
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[INQ=I don't have a lot...]

((REID MACKEY/ROCKBRIDGE CO. FARMER; I DON'T HAVE A LOT OF PASTURE, JUST TRY TO KEEP KEEP SOME HAY OUT FOR THE COWS, DON'T HAVE JUST A FEW COWS, JUST TRY TO KEEP SOME HAY OUT FOR THEM ALL THE TIME TO MAKE THE GRASS GO A LITTLE FURTHER.))

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[OUTQ=go a little further.]


And early hay production is down about 50 percent this year, making farmers worry about the supply during the winter.

Because of the drought farmers are having to wean calves early, and thin out the herd by selling off cows that haven't been bred, and older animals. Now there's little that agriculture officials can tell farmers, except just to hold on and hope for better weather next year.
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[SOT -22:20:03]
[INQ=Often times, disasters]

((JON REPAIR/ROCKBRIDGE CO. EXTENSION AGENT; OFTEN TIMES DISASTERS IF YOU WORK THEM TO YOUR BENEFIT MAYBE TO SHARPEN YOUR OWN PENCIL, AND STRAIGHTEN YOUR OWN OPERATION, AND TRIM SOME OF THE FAT OUT OF IT, YOU COME OUT STRONGER IN THE END.))
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[OUTQ=stronger in the end.]
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[INQ=Farmers are just...]

((REID MACKEY/ROCKBRIDGE CO. FARMER; FARMERS ARE JUST ETERNAL OPTIMISTS. LEGAL GAMBLERS, ALWAYS GAMBLING AGAINST THE SYSTEM, GAMBLING THAT NEXT YEAR'S GOING TO BE A BETTER YEAR THAN THIS YEAR))
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[OUTQ=better year than this year.]

Richard Lesko, News 7, Rockbridge County.))

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


A program already in use in parts of Central and Southwest Virginia could soon help keep kids safe statewide.
That's still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus, cleaning up and searching for answers at an area plant rocked by an explosion yesterday.
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[COMMERCIAL]
[Ronile]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-21 TC1:07:06]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Two men remain hospitalized after being burned when a boiler exploded at a Rocky Mount yarn-dyeing plant yesterday.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Crews returned to the Ronile boiler room today ... looking for answers to what happened.
Marya Jones has more.
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[SUPER=01-Phillip Essig/Ronile CEO; :14]
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[SOT 4:19:43]

((NATS: WORKERS SHOVELING.)) [RUNS:02]
In Ronile's fire-gutted boiler room, a clean-up and an investigation....
With the disaster still fresh in their memories, employees are finding some comfort in getting back to work.
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[SOT 4:33:40 - :47]

((PHILLIP ESSIG: THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY IS THE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE STILL IN THE HOSPITAL. AND DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN, EVEN IF IT'S ONLY SENDING OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES.)) [RUNS:07]
Five people were near the boiler when it blew.
All scattered and ran for the exits.
John Gregory -- a 48-year-old contractor who was working on the boiler -- crawled out the door last.
He'd been burned on more than 85 percent of his body.
Jeff Jones -- a 38-year-old Ronile maintenence worker -- is in fair condition.
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[SOT 4:28:02 - :12]

((PHILLIP ESSIG: JEFF WAS SITTING UP AND READY TO LEAVE .... IN FOR OBSERVATION A BIT LONGER.)) [RUNS:10]
The plant's owner estimates at least half a million dollars' damage.
He says the boiler that exploded was only a year old and was being serviced because it wouldn't start.
Without it, most of the plant is shut down.
Only 75 of the plant's 350 workers were back on the job today.
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[SU 1:05:13 - :28] ((MARYA JONES: NORMALLY, THESE SPOOLS PRODUCE UP TO 60-THOUSAND POUNDS OF YARN A DAY. BUT RIGHT NOW BUSINESS IS TAKING A BACK SEAT TO RECOVERY. THE COMPANY HOPES TO HAVE THE SPOOLS AND ALL ITS EMPLOYEES RUNNING AGAIN FULL SPEED ON SATURDAY. MJ, N7, RM..)) [RUNS:15]))


[Adelphia]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-18 TC1:42:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Its founders are under indictment. The company itself has filed for bankruptcy. But customers of Adelphia cable should rest assured that THEY won't be affected.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Adelphia operates several cable systems in central and southwest Virginia, including Salem and Lynchburg.
Officials say they've had lots of calls from worried customers in recent weeks.
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[SOT 13:47:24]
[IN Q=They've been asking]

((JIM KITCHEN/LYNCHBURG ADELPHIA G-M: THEY'VE BEEN ASKING US WHEN IS THE CABLE COMPANY GOING TO SHUT DOWN? WHEN IS IT GOING TO CEASE OPERATION? AND SO ON LIKE THAT. I JUST WANT TO ASSURE EVERYONE THAT THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN. YES IT HAS FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY BUT IT IS A REORGANIZATION BANKRUPTCY.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Kitchen/Lynchburg Adelphia GM]
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[OUT Q=a reorganization bankruptcy.]
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[VO-NAT]


Kitchen says Adelphia's financial problems have had "no" impact on local operations.
Adelphia employs 38 people in Lynchburg where it has 20-thousand cable customers.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
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Blue chips managed to hold onto yesterday's gains, but tech stocks took a beating. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW lost five points.
NASDAQ dropped 50.
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[Kilgore]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-22 TC1:40:13]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The recent child abduction cases in other states are prompting Virginia's attorney general to take action.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Attorney General Jerry Kilgore is pushing for statewide participation in two programs designed to locate missing children within the first crucial hours.
[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]


AMBER alert and Code Adam are designed to provide a rapid response to abductions.
The Attorney General thinks its the kind of quick action Virginia needs to bring abducted children home safely .
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[IN Q=Kilgore is proposing legislation to expand]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff; :25]
[SUPER=@Kilgore; :44]
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[OUT Q=it will be worth it all.]

(( Kilgore is proposing legislation to expand the AMBER Alert program statewide.
Under AMBER alert, radio and television stations interrupt programming to broadcast information about a missing child.
The Attorney General would also like to see Code Adam programs in every state building visited by kids, including the Capitol.
Code Adam triggers an alert over the p.a. system and seals off exits to the building as soon as a child is reported missing.
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[IN Q=THEY EMPHASIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF ]

((BEDFORD SHERIFF MIKE BROWN: THEY EMPHASIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF QUICKLY NOTIFYING THE PUBLIC, OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE MEDIA OF A CHILD'S DISAPPEARANCE. SO THEY'RE ALL VERY, VERY IMPORTANT. WE CAN'T GET THEM ON LINE FAST ENOUGH, AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED.))
[SOT 10:51:53-00]

((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: IT WON'T FIND EVERY CHILD BUT IT WILL FIND ONE CHILD, TWO CHILDREN AND IT WILL BE WORTH IT ALL.)) ))
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[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Several areas in Virginia, including Roanoke and Bedford, already have AMBER alert plans in place.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Meghan /State Microwave;]


The attorney general wants to see these programs in every locale throughout the state.

[Child-Abuse]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-32 TC02:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Victims of child abuse in the Roanoke Valley will soon have advocates to help guide them through the intervention process.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Prevent Child Abuse Roanoke Valley today announced the creation of a task force that will design a center to serve child abuse victims and their families. The program will streamline the process by which investigators get information as well as function as a support system for the victim.
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[SOT 11:18-11:31]
[IN Q=What's happened in other CACs...]

((JANICE DINKINS/PREVENT CHILD ABUSE ROANOKE VALLEY: WHAT'S HAPPENED IN OTHER C-A-CS, THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO MINIMIZE TRAUMA TO THE CHILD AS WELL AS BOLSTER THE CHILD'S TESTIMONY SO THAT EVIDENCE GOING FORWARD TO PROSECUTION IS MUCH STRONGER.))
[SUPER=01-Janice Dinkins/Prevent Child Abuse Roanoke Valley;]
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[OUT Q=to prosecution is much stronger.]
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[VO-NAT :18]

The task force will consist of law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim's advocates, and mental health and medical professionals from Roanoke County, Roanoke City, Salem and Vinton. Dinkins says, in a recent one- year period, the Roanoke area racked up more than 200-confirmed cases of abuse.
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[Concert]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-26 TC36:03]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A local charity that helps kids needs some help of its own.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Local radio D-J Slam Duncan planned to hold a benefit concert featuring country music star Tammy Cochran.
But the tickets failed to sell because she is set to appear for free at the New River Valley Fair next week.
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[SOT 9:20:20]
[IN Q=Nobody would spend]

((SLAM DUNCAN/ORGANIZER: NOBODY WOULD SPEND FIFTEEN DOLLARS TO BUY A TICKET WITH US WHEN THEY CAN SEE HER FOR FREE NEXT WEEKEND AND I DON'T BLAME THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Slam Duncan/Organizer]
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[OUT Q=don't blame them]
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[VO-NAT]


Organizers are now out the 15-hundred dollar booking fee.
They hope to recoup those costs by holding a concert tonight featuring "Hometown News" and "Proxy".
It starts at 7:30 in the old Spurs Location at the Civic Mall off Williamson Road.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=none]


The concert is free but donations are welcome.
All proceeds will go to the Slam Duncan Children's Charities.

[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - the Express inks some more players and we'll continue our Redskins training camp reports as we meet rookie running back Ladell Betts.
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[VO-NAT]

And Dot Bolling tries to make it an even dozen at the Women's City County championship.
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[S-Dot]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-123 TC3800]
[GRAPHIC=Golf]


The City-County Women's Golf Championship went down to the final day, but in the end, a familiar face was atop the leaderboard.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Dot Bolling started the morning tied with 1994 champ Sara Cole.
Both golfers struggled on the greens at Blue Hills today. Cole shot a final round 80.
Bolling missed several birdie opportunities, including this one at 13.
But she did get one back at the 16th hole. Dot fired a 77 today, and that was good enough for her 8th City-County title in a row and her 12th overall.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dot Bolling/12th City-County Championship; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sara Cole/Finished 2nd; :]
[RUNS=:32]
[OUT Q=..to get too far."]
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[ANCHOR=mike]
[GRAPHIC=Golf]


Bolling will now get set to defend her title in next week's Women's Senior Amateur at the Homestead.

[S-Betts]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-129 1514TC]
[GRAPHIC=REDSKINS]


The Washington Redskins and their number one draft pick Patrick Ramsey are still miles apart in their contract negotiations. And while Ramsey continues to play the waiting game - the team's second pick in the draft is turning heads with his play.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=HOPEFULLY...]
[SUPER=01-Ladell Betts/Redskins Rookie Running Back; :00]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=...OUT HERE."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA; :00]

Betts, who was the 56th overall selection in the draft out of Iowa where he led the team in rushing four straight years, has been one of the brightest spots in this the first week of camp. He is the front runner to back up Stephen Davis
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[SOT]
[IN Q=STEPHEN HAS BEEN...]
[SUPER=01-Stephen Davis/1432 Yards Rushing Last Season; :10]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=...THE SEASON."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] The drive from Roanoke to Carlisle can easily be done in under five hours allowing several stops along the way. This Saturday is fan appreciation day with the Skins. The activities begin at Biddle Field at Dickinson College at one on Saturday. Fans will get a chance to watch practice and the players will then sign autographs from four to 5pm. The event is free.
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[S-NFL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-128]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


The Miami Hurricanes put ___ players in the NFL after claiming last year's national championship. But the Canes are still everyone's choice to win the Big East football title again this coming season. One of the reasons why - is their quarterback Ken Dorsey.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=bite]
[SUPER=01-Ken Dorsey/Miami Hurricanes Quarterback; :00]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=...WHERE WE'RE GOING."]
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[S-Express]


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


The Roanoke Express came to contract terms with three more players today. The team signed Joe Dusbabak, the Notre Dame grad, who in his past two stops in Roanoke tallied a total of 61 points and 97 penalty minutes. The Express also signed Jason Jaffray and Shawn Limpright. There contracts are two-way deals with the team's AHL affiliate the Norfolk Admirals.

[S-MLB]


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


Several games are already well underway in the big leagues this afternoon. The Tigers beat the Royals 5-to-2. The Phillies knocked off the Chicago Cubs 6-to-2 as JD Drew hit his 6th homer of the season. The Giants ____ the Cardinals in the ___. And the Astros are on top of the Pirates ___ to ___ in the ___.