[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

The body of Jennifer Short's father is exhumed today. We'll explain why just ahead on News 7 at 6.
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[VO-NAT]

And high-tech help comes to Roanoke, for Alzheimer's patients who wander away.
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[Sports-head]


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


In sports, Rick Mast hosts his annual charity golf tournament, news concerning the contract of former UVa star Aaron Brooks and the New Orleans saints,
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[VO-NAT]

and the Wahoos talk about playing the 22nd ranked South Carolina game cocks.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


One tropical system is dying while another may be forming and our local forecast needs a kick because it looks very dry indeed.
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[ANCHOR=Jean 3-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.

[Halifax-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 @ 6]

The tip was right on target. A woman's body was found in the woods of Halifax county today. Sources tell us the woman faced indictment on drug charges, which raises plenty of questions about today's discovery.

Shannon Young joins us by phone from Halifax County with the latest.
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[Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-28 TC58:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Investigators took the unusual step today of exhuming the body of Michael Short.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape;]

The Henry County man and his wife were found shot to death in their Oak Level home last month. Their nine-year old daughter was also taken from the house and remains missing. This morning-- officials removed Short's body from Henry Memorial Park to gather additional forensic evidence. His body was then taken to the medical examiners office in Roanoke. Also today-- helicopters searched the Northern area of Henry County and the southern tip of Franklin County... again looking for additional evidence.
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[Henry-jobs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


More than one hundred new jobs are headed to Henry County.
Knauss Foods will build a facility in the Patriot Centre business park.
The operation will employ 105 people.
Knauss is the world's largest specialty dried beef company.

[L'burg-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=02-33 TC47:22]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The Bausch and Lomb company in Lynchburg is expanding.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The eye care manufacturer is adding up to 35 jobs at its distribution center on Graves Mill Road.
The warehouse stores and ships Bausch and Lomb contact lenses right now.
Once an addition is complete, the facility will add other product lines, including lenses used in cataract surgery.
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[DEQ-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-26 TC1:22:34]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]


The news is not so good for some state employees.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


22-workers at the state Department of Environmental Quality got pink slips yesterday.
Three of the laid-off employees work here in Roanoke at one of D-E-Q's regional offices.
The layoffs are the first to come to light since Governor Mark Warner asked state agencies in August to cut spending.
DEQ officials say the job losses were not unexpected in light of the state's one-and a half billion dollar shortfall.
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[SOT 13:44:45-01]

((BILL HAYDEN/DEQ SPOKESMAN: PEOPLE ARE CERTAINLY SAD THAT WE'VE HAD TO TAKE THIS STEP BUT OVERALL THERE IS RECOGNITION THAT BECAUSE OF THE STATEWIDE BUDGET SITUATION SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE WE'RE TRYING TO DO THIS IN THE LEAST PAINFUL WAY WE CAN AND I THINK PEOPLE ARE RECOGNIZING THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Hayden/DEQ Spokesman]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUTQ=are recognizing that.]
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[VO-NAT]


A DEQ spokesman says the agency doesn't anticipate more lay-offs.
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[Trigon-Carilion]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=02-31 TC39:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A dispute between the Carilion Medical Group and Trigon will leave some patients looking for a new doctor, or another insurance plan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]


The move affects some 9 to 12-thousand patients at Carilion group practices in southwest Virginia.
As of January first, their physicians will no longer be part of the Trigon Healthkeepers network.
Carilion says the problem centered on access to primary care physicians.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The new product]

((HUGH THORNHILL/CARILION MEDICAL GROUP ADMINISTRATOR: THE NEW PRODUCT THAT THEY ADDED TAKES AWAY ANY INCENTIVE OR NEED FOR THE PATIENT TO HAVE A PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN AFFILIATION WITHIN AN HMO AND FUNDAMENTALLY WE'RE STRUGGLING WITH THAT BEING A REAL HMO PRODUCT.))
[SUPER=01-Hugh Thornhill/Carilion Medical Group]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=real HMO product.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


Trigon says its goal in the negotiations with Carilion was to provide a product that patients and doctors needed and had requested. And Trigon says it believes its proposal had met Carilion's requirements.
Both sides say they are open to further negotiations.

[Franklin-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=School Info]

A small fire at a Franklin County elementary school today is prompting a schedule change. Because of smoke damage at Henry Elementary-- students will be bused to another location tomorrow. Officials say "pre-k through second grade" students will be transported from Henry elementary to Sontag.. while third through fifth grade students will be bused to Ferrum Elementary. At the end of the day-- the students will then be bused back to Henry elementary.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=NONE]


They've only been in effect for a few days... but the governor's already letting up on statewide water restrictions.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And this is no video game... it's actually a lifesaving device developed right here in Southwest Virginia.
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[Water-Restrictions]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-23 TC1:37:16]
[GRAPHIC=Water Restrictions]


Its been six days since Governor Warner imposed mandatory water restrictions on most of the state ... but many people are still not exactly sure what the rules are.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Rachel/Newsroom Pod;]

With more on what they mean we're joined by Rachel Cannon....Rachel? Jean, we've fielded calls to our newsroom about the guidelines and the Director of Utilities for
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Newsroom Pod]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]

Roanoke County says he has been doing much of the same. Officials there are actually working on a water restriction proposal for its Board of Supervisors. The Board has to approve and get an ordinance on the books in order to enforce the guidelines in the County...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gary Robertson/Roanoke Co. Utility Director; :14]
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[OUT Q=AND THIRD OFFENSES]

(( Officials say the drought outlook for the next 90-days continues to be dry. It means residents may become very familiar with the restrictions. But until then, Gary Roberston says there are a few things to remember.
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[SOT 5:17:03]
[IN Q=everyone ]

((EVERYONE IS AFFECTED WHETHER THEY GET THEIR WATER FROM WELLS OR FROM A COUNTY WATER SYSTEM SURFACE WATER.))
[OUT Q=water.]

Next, there are some questions about what water cannot be used for.
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[SOT 5:24:23]
[IN Q=IT AFFECTS]

((IT AFFECTS WASHING CARS UNLESS YOU GO TO COMMERCIAL CAR WASH WATERING LAWNS AND FILLING SWIMMING POOLS - THOSE ARE THE THREE THINGS THAT ARE ESPECIALLY CALLED OUT.))
[OUT Q=OUT]

Robertson calls shrubs and flowers a "gray area" at this point. The Governor's order doesn't mention the two specifically - - but when the county proposes its ordinance, officials say they will put all outdoor watering into one category
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[SOT 2:48:03]
[IN Q=we thought]

(( WE THOUGH IT WOULD BE EASIER TO MAKE DECISIONS IF YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO DISTINGUISH.))
[OU Q=distinguish]

[BUTT, BUTT, BUTT]
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[SOT 4:46:23]
[IN Q=we think]

((WE THINK THAT MOST PEOPLE WILL COMPLY JUST BECAUSE THEY KNOW ITS THE RIGHT THING TO DO, SO WERE CONFIDENT THAT THE FIRST OFFENSE HAS TO BE WARNING AND THEN THERE WILL PROBABLY BE SOME FINE ASSOCIATED WITH THE 2ND AND 3RD OFFENSES.))
[OUT Q=OFFENSES.]))
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Newsroom Pod]

Now Roanoke County's water supply which comes from Spring Hollow is actually fine.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Rachel /NEwsroom Pod;]

But officials say the water restrictions are good idea because of the drought outlook and is an effort to be proactive rather than reactive.

[changes-Water]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-21 TC1:57:33]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Governor Mark Warner is loosening the recently imposed water restrictions for certain businesses.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Warner bowed today to complaints from business owners who warned the ban would cause them economic harm.
The state's drought coordinator says some exemptions are being made for irrigation and landscaping companies, swimming pool contractors and golf courses.
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[SOT 15:31:45]
[IN Q=THERE WOULD BE BUSINESS IMPACTS]
[SUPER=01-David Paylor/State Drought Coordinator]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=MINIMIZE THE EFFECT ON BUSINESSES.]
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[VO-NAT]


The changes include an exemption for filling indoor pools.
Also, homeowners with new or refurbished lawns are being allowed to water them for up to 30 days.
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[Airport-Screeners]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=02-27 TC1:20:03]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Federal passenger screeners are now on duty at another Virginia airport.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Lynchburg Regional became the 82nd in the country to have federal workers at security checkpoints.
The Transportation Security Administration is supposed to have its screeners at all 429 commercial airports in the country by mid-November.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It was a choppy session, but in the end bargain hunters pushed stock prices higher. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/116.31/8424.36/x/28.07/1291.91;]


The DOW climbed 116 points.
NASDAQ gained 28.
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[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[Excavator]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-24 TC1:44:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia Tech's mechanical engineering department has created a device so advanced, it may be used to detect bombs.

Myranda Stephens has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=it has]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]
[SUPER=01-Chris Terwelp/Mechanical Engineering Student; :39]
[SUPER=01-Michael Fleming/Mechanical Engineering Student; 1:00]
[SUPER=@Myranda2; 1:22]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Blacksburg]
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((It has all the components of a video game. A couple of joysticks...a t-v screen and what looks to be an intense player seated in front of it. Except this isn't a game. It's acutally a device that will soon be used by the U-S Navy.
[SOT 9:14]

[RUNS :06]
(THE NAVY CAME TO US ABOUT IN JANUARY OR FEBRUARY WITH A PROBLEM AND NOT REALLY A SOLUTION.)

The problem was trying to dig up an old site at its Warfare Center in Dahlgren...without actually exposing the person who's digging to possible hazardous materials. The mechanical engineering team at Tech has worked with the Navy before...but they say this time was different.
[SOT 10:01]

[RUNS:10]
(CHRIS TERWELP: I'VE BUILT SMALLER THINGS, BUT, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I BUILT SOMETHING THIS LARGE WITH AN ACTUAL GOAL

THAT SERVES A PURPOSE AS ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP 10:11) The way it works...three cameras are placed on top of the excavator, to capture the different angles of the hole. Inside, the operator can see the picture through a computer monitor...to make the actual dig.
[SOT 13:27]

[RUNS :12]
(ONE OF OUR MAIN GOALS WAS TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT FOR THE OPERATOR SO IT WAS ALMOST EXACTLY LIKE IT WAS IN THE EXCAVA

TOR , SO HE COULD WORK AS QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY AS HE COULD IF HE WERE ACTUALLY IN THE CAB. 13:39)
[SOT=10:41]

[RUNS :10]
(IT'S GREAT FOR BEING ABLE TO REMOVE THE OPERATOR FROM THE SCENE. WE CAN OPERATE THIS FROM THREE THOUSAND FEET AND IN A

DDITION WE CAN OPERATE THIS FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD VIA THE INTERNET.10:51) The students will send the device to Dahlgren next week, where it will be tested for two weeks, and then put into operation. That is, if the students are willing to let it go.
[SOT=11:15]

[RUNS :05]
(WE DON'T WE DON'T AS YOU SAW IT KIND OF LOOKS LIKE A VIDEO GAME IN THERE, REAL LIFE 11:20)

Myranda Stephens, News 7, Blacksburg.))


[Lifesaver]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-32 TC1:27:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke Police now have some high-tech help to find Alzheimer's patients who wander off.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Project Lifesaver uses a radio transmitter to track missing patients with Alzheimers, dementia, or other mental illnesses.
The patient wears a bracelet that signals his location to police.
The signal can be traced up to 5 miles away by helicopter or about one mile on the ground.
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[SOT 16:23:00]
[IN Q=]

((B. J. EWELL/ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES; THIS IS FANTASTIC THAT WE CAN DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS, PUT TRANSMITTERS ON INDIVIDUALS... INSTEAD OF GOING TO A FUNERAL, WE CAN MAYBE FIND PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-B. J. Ewell/Adult Protective Services; ]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=maybe find people.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police say the device saves time and lives because the search for an Alzheimer's patient typically takes nine hours.
Right now, the bracelets are free with a physician's referral.
If you're interested in getting one, you can call the Roanoke Police Crime Prevention Unit.
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[Sports tease]


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


The Banged up Virginia football team talks about facing Lou Holtz and his Gamecocks, a chat with the sometimes explosive racing talent Tony Stewart
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[VO-NAT]

and we will check in on Rick Mast's annual charity golf tournament at the Homestead.
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[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-129 51:14]
[GRAPHIC=Rick mast]


Rick Mast might not be making many trips to victory lane of late due to health problems, but he is winning big for charity.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hot Springs; :00]


Mast held his ninth annual Charity golf classic at the Homestead today. Proceeds go to the Rockbridge Area Free Clinic. His celebrity class this year for the captain's choice event included Winston Cup star Ken Schrader and former Washington Redskin great Joe Washington who both used their talents in different ways today.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ken Schrader/30th in Winston Cup Points; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joe Washington/Former Redskins Running Back; :18]
[RUNS=:35]
[OUT Q=.....real special"]
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[VO-NAT]

Mast is hoping to raise 80 grand from the event, moneys that are stretched when used to help people at the clinic.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Mast/Charity Golf Event Founder; :00]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=.....pretty cool"]
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[S-Tony]


[ANCHOR=seve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-130 48:31]
[GRAPHIC=tony stewart]


The highly talented yet sometimes explosive Tony Stewart was also on hand for the golf tournament today. Stewart is only 162 points out of first place in the Winston Cup points battle.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]


Stewart is fourth in Winston Cup points. He has learned from last year's battle with Jeff Gordon and seems ready to make a step toward a championship.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Tony Stewart/4th in Winston Cup Points; :00]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=....problem here or there"]
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[VO-NAT]


Stewart was fined 50 thousand dollars recently by his sponsor Home Depot for slugging a photographer. He has undergone some kind of anger management therapy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=.....really happy about it"]
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[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-132]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]


The Virginia Football team is trying to heal some physical and mental injuries and get ready for its third top 25 team of the season. The Cavs play 22nd ranked South Carolina Saturday in Charlottesville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Colorado State vs. Virginia; :00]

Kwakou Robinson is one of 10 to 12 freshman AL Groh has thrown to the fire and the young guys chalk up a rough OH and 2 start to experience.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Kwakou Robinson/UVa Freshman Defensive End; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=......perfect my skills"]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL;]


The Wahoos hope to avoid an OH and 3 start and feel the past two games will help.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Matt Schaub/UVa Quarterback; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=.....fall in to place"]


[S-Brooks]


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


Former Wahoo and now Saints quarterback Aaron Brooks will break off contract talks with the team if a new deal is not reached by Sunday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA; :00]


Brooks is scheduled to earn a base salary of only 450,000 bucks this season and is the second lowest paid starting QB in the NFL. If Brooks and the Saints do not reach an agreement, he will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.
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[S-RC]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rwa]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Baseball]


Roanoke College announced its new head baseball coach this afternoon. Richard Morris will replace Kelly Dampeer, who resigned last month to pursue other interests. Morris comes to the Maroon program from the Campbell County School District, where he has been a teacher and coach for several years.

[Character-Counts]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-25 TC1:56:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Character counts next week more than ever in area schools.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


That's why Roanoke Valley leaders have proclaimed it "American Character Week."
Virginia schools already require character education -- designed to teach kids the values of trustworthiness, respect and citizenship.
At Fallon Park Elementary, discipline problems dropped dramatically after the program started. (------------)