[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Teresa]

Coming up on NEWS 7 at six...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

There's a new member of the force in Henry County... a four legged crime fighter dedicated to the department in memory of Jennifer Short.
(------------)
[anchor=Teresa]
[ss=none]

And, the Mayor of Rocky Mount takes on a long-time Republican.




[Sports-Head]


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

Tonight on News 7 sports - the first ever night-time Bud Shootout is drawing closer. Plus, Tech takes on St. John's and Roanoke hooks up with Lynchburg.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Plus, Sunday night they wiped out Duke - this afternoon Florida State was trying to gun down Carolina in the Dean Dome and deny the Heels an historic win.
(------------)

[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Brent]
[SS=None]


Despite the sunshine, temperatures were anything but warm. Expect cold conditions again tonight. We'll see how the rest of the weekend will shape up coming up in your hometown forecast. [Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 8:28]
[IN Q=Obviously i would like]

((VICKIE VAN KLEECK: OBVIOUSLY I WOULD LIKE TO SOME CHANGES, I DON'T WANT TO SEE MEN LOSE THEIR SPORTS.))
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=lose their sports]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=]


A federal law that dramatically changed high school and college athletics continues to cause controversy.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 6]


Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Title-IX]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-52 TC-1:46:26]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 6]


Today is "National Girls and Women Sports day."
Several area schools including Ferrum College celebrated the event by holding workshops for young girls.
But as Justin McLeod found out some say what may be good for one group may be bad for another.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wendy Hunt/Ferrum College Athlete; :10 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Whitney DeJarnette/Ferrum College Athlete; :34 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=@justin1; :52]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Black/Franklin Co. High School Basketball Coach; 1:13]
[SUPER=01-Vickie Van Kleeck/Ferrum Softball Coach; 1:32]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Franklin County]

((((NAT SOUND OF COACH AT 23:46))
Women sports have come a long way over the years.
And many say it's all because of Title IX.
[SOT 12:00]
[IN Q=Title IX has]

((WENDY HUNT/ATHLETE: TITLE IX HAS REALLY GIVING WOMEN A BIG CHANCE TO EXPLORE OTHER THINGS THAT MEN GET TO.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=men get to]


That's purpose of Title IX.
It prohibits sex discrimination in programs that receive federal funding.
Since its inception thirty years ago, the number of girls participating in high school sports has risen from 294-thousand to nearly three million.
[SOT 9:53]
[IN Q=My coach told us]

((WHITNEY DEJARNETTE/ATHLETE: MY COACH TOLD US THAT WHEN SHE FIRST WENT TO COLLEGE THERE WAS NO ATHLETICS SO THAT IS WHY SHE BECAME A REF SO I THINK IT'S BECOME A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR FEMALE ATHLETES.))
[Runs= 07]
[OUT Q=for female athletes]


It is an opportunity that has recently come under fire.
Some members of a Bush administration advisory commission had recently proposed making sweeping changes to Title IX.


[SOT 25:03]
[IN Q=Critics charge]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: CRITICS CHARGE THAT ROUGHLY 400 MEN'S COLLEGE TEAMS HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED IN THE LAST DECADE OR SO BECAUSE OF TITLE IX. MEN'S WRESTLING TOOK SUCH A HIT THAT RECENTLY THE MEN'S WRESTLING COACHES ASSOCIATION FILED SUIT CLAIMING TITLE IX HAS EVOLVED INTO A QUOTA SYSTEM.))
[Runs= 15]
[OUT Q=quota system]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF PLAYING))
Some women athletes admit that's unfair.
[SOT 14:12]
[IN Q=I think we need]

((LISA BLACK/COACH: I THINK WE NEED TO EXPAND TO THE PART WHERE IT NOT ONLY HELPS OPPORTUNITIES FOR FEMALES IN SPORTS BUT WE MAYBE WE NEED TO LOOK AT HELPING THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS IN SPORTS.))
[Runs= 11]
[OUT Q=in sports]


In the end, the Commission on Opportunity in Athletics proposed only slight changes to Title IX.
[SOT 9:12]
[IN Q=I think the talk]

((VICKIE VAN KLEECK/COACH: I THINK THE TALK HAS BEEN STARTED, I THINK IT'S A SITUATION THAT WILL CONTINUE TO BE LOOKED AT AND YEAH I DO HAVE SOME CONCERNS ABOUT WHAT MAY HAPPEN DOWN THE ROAD.))
[Runs= 08]
[OUT Q=down the road]


It is a road that could be seen as a win for some, and a loss for others.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Franklin County.))


[Newbill-Delegate]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC-7:07]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Rocky Mount's mayor wants to leave one post for another.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount]


Today Mark Newbill officially announced plans to run as a Democrat for the 9th district House of Delegate seat.
Newbill, who is in his second term as mayor, is a Franklin County native who operates a dairy farm in Ferrum.
He plans to run on a platform of job creation and fiscal responsibility.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:45:29]
[IN Q=There's a lot of good things]

((MARK NEWBILL/CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES: THERE'S A LOT OF GOOD THINGS THAT'S BEEN HAPPENING HERE IN ROCKY MOUNT AND THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS HAPPENING IN RICHMOND THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE NOT HAPPY WITH AND SO I FEEL MAYBE WE CAN TAKE SIMILAR THINGS THAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING IN ROCKY MOUNT AND HOPEFULLY HAVE SOME SIMILAR SUCCESS IN RICHMOND.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Newbill/Candidate for House of Delegates]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=success in Richmond]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Newbill admits winning the seat could be an uphill battle.
He is running against long time 9th district Republican Delegate Allen Dudley.
(------------)



[AIDS-Awareness]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC-1:09:21]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Two Roanoke organizations are teaming up to take aim at a disease that's threatening young African Americans.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

According to the Council of Community Services in Roanoke, AIDS is the number one killer of blacks between the ages of 25 and 44. And, with the number of cases on the rise in Roanoke and Southwest Virginia an educational fair was held in Roanoke today to promote prevention and raise awareness of the problem in the black community.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:06:16]
[IN Q=I think]
[SUPER=01-Pastor William Lee/Loudon Ave. Christian Church; ]

((I THINK ANY CHANCE WE CAN GET TO EDUCATE THE COMMUNITY ON HIV EPIDEMIC THEN WE NEED TO DO THAT AND PERSONALLY I THINK THE CHURCH IS THE MOST POWERFUL VOICE IN THE COMMUNITY THEREFORE THAT'S WHY WE'VE HERE TO MAKE SURE THE CHURCH'S VOICE IS BLENDED WITH THAT OF THE COUNCIL... HIV AIDS. ))
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=HIV AIDS.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The H-I-V/S-T-D Resources Program and Loudon Avenue Christian Church organized today's educational fair... which included free H-I-V testing.
(------------)



[Yard-Sale]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-51 TC-1:17:33]
[GRAPHIC=none]


An event held in Roanoke today proves one person's junk can be another man's treasure.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Parks and Recreation Department held the first ever "Giant Indoor Yard Sale" at its facilities on Reserve Avenue.
More than 50 vendors paid a fee of fifteen dollars to set up a table for six hours.
Proceeds from the event benefit the youth scholarship fund.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:38:08]
[IN Q=We help a ]

((LAURIE WOOD/PARKS AND RECREATION DEPT: WE HELP A NUMBER OF CHILDREN EVERY YEAR HERE IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE WHETHER IT IS TO PLAY SOCCER OR TO ATTEND ANY OF CRAFT CLASSES OR OUTDOOR PROGRAMS OUR SOME CAMPS ANY PROGRAM THAT THE SCHOLARSHIP CAN BE USED FOR AND CHILDREN CAN APPLY DIRECTLY HERE AT PARKS AND RECREATION.))
[SUPER=01-Laurie Wood/Parks and Recreation Dept.]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=parks and recreation]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Today's event was so successful organizers are thinking about holding similar events several times a year.
(------------)



[Flea-Market]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-47 TC-1:44:30]
[GRAPHIC=none]


That's not the only place to find a great bargain in Roanoke this weekend.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Roanoke Civic Center is hosting the Big Flea Market today and tomorrow.
More than one-thousand vendors and several thousand people are expected for this year's show.
This is the first time in seven years the Big Flea Market has been held at the Civic Center.
It continues tomorrow from noon to five.
(------------)
[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Still ahead on the newscast, a Tazewell County man receives a lengthy sentence for dealing Oxycontin.
(---------------)
[VO-NAT]

and meet the newest member of the Henry County Sheriff's Office, and she's dedicated to the memory of Jennifer Short.


(----------------)






[OxyContin]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

It might just be the toughest punishment to date in the state of Virginia involving an OxyContin dealer. A judge in Tazewell County has sentenced Steve Allen Shelton to 83- years in prison. Shelton said earlier this week from jail that he doesn't understand why he got more prison time than most murderers get.
He says he was addicted to the painkiller and that the pills were for his own use.



[Henry-Dog]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-54 TC-1:12:03]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The newest member of Henry County's crime fighting team is just three feet tall... but she brings a critical skill to the force.
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :19]
[SUPER=03-Burlington, NC; ]

Meet "Jennifer's Saving Grace", a blood hound trained for sniffing tracks and dedicated to the memory of Jennifer Short. When the 9-year old girl disappeared after her parent's murder last summer, Henry County investigators had to borrow bloodhounds from other counties to help track her. Now "Grace" has found a home in Virginia.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 16:22:48]
[IN Q=Actually I'm amazed...]
[SUPER=01-R.V. Vaughn/Henry Co. Sheriff's Corporal]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=anybody else that's working.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :08+]

An Alamance County, North Carolina handler bought and trained the dog for Henry County and yesterday the canine officially signed on for duty.
(------------)




[Biz-Review]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=Biz Review ]
[GRAPHIC=Business Review]

Local ties to the space program and it's not a "good" year for some investors. News 7's Rachel Cannon has those stories in this week's Business Review.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :05]
[SUPER=01-John Olver/Wessex, Inc. President; :27]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :44]
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape; 1:02]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]


(([MUSIC AND GRAPHICS] This week in review.....
[TAPE#=02-49 TC1:23:12]

We look at two companies in Blacksburg with strong ties to NASA. Wessex Incorporated takes products the space program has developed and applies them to the real world. Its most promising scientific breakthrough is protective ceramic coating that can be put on most any kind of surface and re-radiate very intense heat.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:06:19]
[IN Q=we've had]

((JOHN OLVER/WESSEX INC. PRESIDENT; WE'VE HAD INTEREST IN AUTOMOTIVES AND INTEREST IN PROTECTION OF STEEL FROM FIRES AND ALSO FOR FABRICS FIRE PROTECTION SO WE'VE HAD A LOT OF INTEREST.))
[OUT Q=INTEREST]

[INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC05:26]

Phoneix Integration develops computer software for the space program out of Virginia Tech's Corporate Research Center.
The software helps NASA decide the future space vehicles they will produce. Officials say contracts with NASA account for about 25-percent of their workload and over the last two years, about 1-million dollars in business. [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
[TAPE#=02-55 TC43:05]

For the first time since 19-37, Goodyear won't pay a dividend. That news sent the company's stock to a 52 week low. Goodyear says it may reduce its tire-making capacity by 15 percent but that there are no immediate plans to shut down plants. The company operates a tire plant in Danville. For News 7, I'm Rachel Cannon and that's this week's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))


[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Still ahead on the newscast, a local organization is soaring after releasing a rare bird back into the wild.
(---------------)
[VO-NAT]

and love is in the air at the Mill Mountain Zoo, as the park tries to keep endangered species alive and well.
(----------------)






[Free-Bird]


[ANCHOR=Terewa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-55 TC-49:41]
[GRAPHIC=none]


One Roanoke organization is flying high.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Wildlife Care Alliance works to rehabilitate wild animals but also re-establish them in nature.
Today, workers released a rare chopper hawk that was recently injured.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:55:11]
[IN Q=I went over]

((ALLYSON LEE/WILDLIFE CARE ALLIANCE: I WENT OVER, WE DID AN EXAM ON THE BIRD COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING PARTICULAR WRONG WITH HIM THE NIGHT HE CAME IN OTHER THAN THE FACT HE COULDN'T FLY AND HE WAS SOMEWHAT DEPRESSED.))
[SUPER=01-Allyson Lee/Wildlife Care Alliance; :]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=somewhat depressed]
[ANCHOR=TERESA]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Further examination revealed the bird had been shot but the bird was able to make a full recovery at a facility in Waynesboro.


[Valentines-Animals]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=TimeOff]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and what better place to spend the holiday weekend than at a zoo with a breeding program? In this week's Time Off, Shannon Young takes us to Mill Mountain Zoo, where love is definately in the air.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=You know the song.]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Jobe/Mill Mountain Zoo; :21]
[SUPER=@Shannon2; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=STD]

((You know the song. Birds do it. Bees do it. Even educated fleas do it. From one end of the animal kingdom to the other, nothing comes as naturally as pairing off. That's why, this Valentine's Day weekend, you're invited to witness Mother Nature's Dating Game, first hand.
[SOT 1:43:19-1:43:34]
[IN Q=We're gonna talk about...]

((DAVID JOBE/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: WE'RE GONNA TALK ABOUT ANIMALS WE WORK WITH, ENDANGERED SPECIES, SPECIFICALLY THE RED PANDAS, THE SNOW LEOPARDS, WE'LL TALK A LITTLE ABOUT SIBERIAN TIGERS, A PROGRAM WE'LL BE INVOLVED IN IN THE FUTURE, THE RED WOLVES PROGRAM AND SOME OF THE OTHER ANIMALS WE'VE WORKED WITH IN THE PAST.))
[RUNS=: 15]
[OUT Q=animals we've worked with in the past.]

There are no meet and greets, no dial-a-dates for these singles. Their pairings are planned in advance down to the last detail. But even the matchmakers admit, sometimes Cupid's arrow misses its mark.
[SOT 1:44:28-1:44:46]
[IN Q=Not so haphazard as it might be in the human world...]

((JOBE: NOT SO HAPHAZARD AS IT MIGHT BE IN THE HUMAN WORLD. HERE, WE SCIENTIFICALLY DETERMINE WHO THE MOST COMPATIBLE MATE WILL BE, BRING THEM IN FROM ZOOS ALL OVER THE WORLD AND PAIR THEM UP WITH COMPATIBLE COMPANIONS.))
[RUNS=: 18]
[OUT Q=pair them up with compatible companions.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 1:44:50-1:45:03]
[IN Q=Just like people, sometimes you'll bring...]

((JOBE: JUST LIKE PEOPLE, SOMETIMES YOU'LL BRING TWO ANIMALS TOGETHER AND THEY MIGHT NOT LIKE EACH OTHER. WE LOOK THAT THEY'RE COMPATIBLE BY AGE, GENETICALLY, IN SIZE AND TEMPERMENT AND THINGS LIKE THAT.))
[RUNS=: 13]
[OUT Q=temperment and things like that.]

So bring your own main sqeeze, indulge in snacks and drinks to warm your belly and witness the neverending mating rituals of the wild.
[SOT 1:45:09-1:45:14]
[IN Q=It's one of the main reasons...]

((JOBE: IT'S ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS THAT A ZOO EXISTS IS TO HELP ENDANGERED SPECIES SURVIVE.))
[RUNS=: 0 5]
[OUT Q = to help endangered species survive.]

Shannon Young, News 7, Roanoke.))
(++++++++)

[TAKE WEBADDRESS FS] The Dating Game runs Saturday, February 15th from noon until two. For more information, log onto our website at wdbj7 dot com and click on News 7 Saturday and Sunday Morning.
(------------)





[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SPORTS TEASE]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports - hoops highlights from Tech, UNC and Roanoke College. Plus, Abe is getting ready for a roast tonight in Ferrum.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

And the lights are on at Daytona for the first ever night-time Bud Shootout. Travis Wells checks the pulse of some of tonight's participants in just a moment.
(------------)


[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-142 2601tc]
[GRAPHIC=tech hoops]

Wins over UVa and U-Conn have shown the nation that the Tech men's basketball team can play. However, the team has failed to show anyone it can produce those kinds of results consistently.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jamaica, NY/MSG;:00]

This afternoon the Hokies were in Jamaica, New York taking on St. John's and high scoring Marcus Hatten. Hatten had 14 in the first half - but he was no match for Bryant Matthews. The six-seven junior from Columbia, South Carolina helped Tech dominate the first 20 minutes. He dropped in a dozen points as Ricky Stokes hit halftime with a 35-to-26 lead. St. John's battled back in the 2nd half behind the play of Hatten and got within three points of the Hokies.
[SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/71/St. John's/54;]

But Matthews and Tech would not be denied today. The Hokies smoke St. John's 71-to-54.
(------------)


[S-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-146 2256tc]
[GRAPHIC=odac hoops]

In the ODAC this afternoon Roanoke College played host to the Hornets of Lynchburg College.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Hornets vs. Maroons; :00]

Page Moir and the Maroons desperately needed a "W" this afternoon with national ranked Hampden-Sydney coming to town on Monday evening. But Lynchburg would play pretty well early as Ryan Pehanick finds number 22 - Josh Cobbs from Tunstall high school who gets the driving two pointer. Roanoke's Andrew Crowder will later send the down the court bounce pass to Jason Graffmam. He stops - lets the traffic go by - a drill the jumper. The Hornets then work inside - outside as Andy Albright knocks in the three pointer for Lynchburg as the Hornets try to make it a game. But Roanoke's three ball was also working as Robby Pridgen
[super=33-Lynchburg/67/Roanoke/79;]

finds John Rutledge and the Maroons beat Lynchburg this afternoon 79-to-67.
(------------)


[S-UNC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-137 4206tc]
[GRAPHIC=ACC 50th]

This is the ACC's 50th anniversary season, and it only seems approriate that in this golden year - the North Carolina Tarheels would be shooting for a lofty record. A win today over Florida State would make Carolina the first team in ACC history to reach 500 basketball wins in the conference.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/Raycom-JP Sports; :00]

The Heels would have to sweat this one out until the final second. Florida State with 39 seconds left - hits the three pointer from right in front of the Semonole bench. It's 60-to-59 Florida State on top. The Heels would tie it and then make the defensive play of the game as David Noel gets the steal and gets fouled with 10 seconds to play. He made one free throw to put UNC on top 61-to-60.
[SUPER=33-Florida State/60/North Carolina/61;]

FSU then got one final desperation heave. But Carolina escapes with the 61-to-60 win.
(xxxxxxxxx)

[wipe to pinnacle 12999] Tomorrow we have a dandy for you as Maryland takes on Georgia Tech in Atlanta at one o'clock. Right here on WDBJ-7.
(-------------)
[talent=mike]
[graphic=vmi hoops]

Speaking of good one - Wofford beat VMI this afternoon 94-to-93 in Lexington despite 37 points from Radee Skipworth.

[S-Bud]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-138 3911TC]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR]


The NASCAR Winsont Cup season unofficially opens tonight with the Bud Shootout all-star race. It's a non points event and only 19 drivers are in the field - but Travis Wells tells us that it's one hot ticket in Daytona tonight.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=GOOD AFTERNOON]
[SUPER=@travis1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ricky Rudd/Starts Fourth Tonight; :16]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :25]
[SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/Starts Seventh Tonight; :33]
[SUPER=01-Kurt Busch/Starts Third Tonight; :52]
[SUPER=01-Ward Burton/Starts Tenth Tonight; 1:02]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=...news 7 sports."]
(--------------)



[S-Swim]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-145]
[GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS]

The Region 3 swim meet was held today at Radford University and the winners were the same as they were on Monday night as Hidden Valley won the boy's title and Byrd the girls'.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Dedmon Center Pool; :00]

In the girls competition William Byrd captured the title with Cave Spring second, Blacksburg third and Hidden Valley coming in fourth. The first year Titans remained unbeaten as boy's team. Again Jake Bova and Jordan Anderson led Hidden Valley to the title. Blacksburg was second, Jefferson Forest third and Brookville fourth. The state finals are next weekend in Norfolk at ODU.
(------------)


[S-Naff]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-140 4435]
[GRAPHIC=BASEBALL]


A big night is on tap for Ferrum College head baseball coach Abe Naff this evening.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum/April 15, 2002; :00]

Last April 15th, Naff notched his 500th career win as the Panthers beat Lynchburg College 9-to-5. Tonight - friends, fans and family are gathering at the Fitness Center on the Ferrum Campus at a formal banquet to honor Abe for his accomplishments.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Sheri Sigmon/Ferrum College Health Services Director; :00]
[RUNS=:12]

(------------) [OUT Q=...WELL DESERVED."]