[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A local couple hopes their son's peers will cap off their high school career by helping solve his murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And, four local brush fires go against the grain and break out months before they're expected.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Tonight in sports we'll let you know about a schedule change for Virginia Tech's football opener in August,
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[VO-NAT]


and Steve Mason checks in with Chuck Hartman's Hammerin' Hokies as they prepare for the stretch run in the Big East.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


The forecast will be unsettled for the next few days with clouds, drizzle and cooler numbers. The story just ahead.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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[SOT 8:13]
[IN Q=MAY GOD]

((813 MAY GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU AS YOU TRAVEL OFF INTO THIS WORLD 820 ))
[RUNS=:07 ]
[OUT Q=INTO THIS WORLD]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Senior picture day at Galax High school becomes something more.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The parents of a murdered classmate share their pain.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Billings]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-08 TC1:07:42]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Galax Senior Brandon Billings will not be a part of the 74-member class that will graduate this June.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Billings was murdered last October, just hours after his 18th birthday.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]

[****ANCHOR TAG***] New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens is here to tell us what his parents are doing to keep Brandon's memory alive, and find his killer.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NATS "I'M GONE TRY"]
[SUPER=03-Galax; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sherry Billings/Brandon's Mother; :51]
[SUPER=@Myranda1; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=MS, NEWS 7, GALAX]
(([SOT 405]

[RUNS02] (( I'M GONE TRY TO COUNT TO THREE YA'LL BE HAPPY)) Senior picture day. An exciting time for these high school seniors--knowing they're that much closer to graduation.
[SOT 411][COVER BITE!!!]

[RUNS:04] ((SMILE ONE TWO THREE HOLD IT. 15)) But Galax High School senior Brandon Billings will never know that feeling. He was murdered last October?? just hours after his 18th birthday.
[SOT 7:41]

[RUNS:13] ((SHERRY BILLINGS/BRANDON'S MOTHER: OUR BRANDON SHOULD BE HERE AMONG ALL OF YOU BUT DUE TO SOMEONE ELSE WHO THOUGHT THAT HIS LIFE WASN'T WORTH LIVING WE DON'T HAVE HIM TODAY 754)) Even though Brandon's high school journey ended earlier than the rest of his classmates, in a way, he'll still be with them. His parents made special cards with Brandon's picture inside, so that his memory will never be forgotten.
[SOT 1632]

[RUNS:15] ((HE HAS BEEN FROM KINDERGARTEN TO THE TWELFTH WITH MOST OF THESE KIDS HE'S GREW UP WITH THEM HE'S ALWAYS WENT TO SCHOOL WITH THEM. AND WE WANTED THEM TO HAVE A PIECE OF HIS MEMORY 1647))
[SOT 29:12]

[RUNS:17] ((REPORTER: WHY ANYONE WOULD WANT TO HURT BRANDON IS STILL A MYSTERY TO HIS CLASSMATES, HIS PARENTS AND POLICE WHILE THE REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO HIS KILLER HAS REACHED NEARLY 14-THOUSAND DOLLARS, INVESTIGATORS SAY IT HASN'T GENERATED MUCH AS FAR AS LEADS 2929)) But, Brandon's family is hoping to change that. They've created a website where people can learn more about Brandon, the investigation into his murder or just to say a few kind words. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Galax.))
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[WIPE TO WDBJ WEBPAGE FS]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]

You can find a link to Brandon's website on our homepage at WDBJ7-dot-com.
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[Hudson]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC2:02:37]
[GRAPHIC=Death Sentence]


A Halifax County man is set to die for murders he committed last year.
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[VO-NAT]

James Bryant Hudson admitted to killing Walter Stanley Cole, his brother Thomas Cole and Patsy Cole.
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./July;]

Prosecutors say Hudson had long disagreed with his victims over a private access road. Commonwealth's Attorney John Greenbacker says the judge cited Hudson's lack of remorse in sentencing him to death. Hudson's execution date is scheduled for October.
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[Goshen-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC1:27:56]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fires]

At least four brush fires across Western Virginia are keeping firefighters busy.
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[TAKE ROCKBRIDGE MAP FULL] Hundreds of acres of a wildlife management area are burning in Rockbridge County.
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[VO-NAT :22.5]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]

The fire on Bratton's Mountain near Goshen has burned nearly 500 acres so far, and is expected to scorch up to eleven hundred acres before it is under control. No homes or private lands are threatened, and the fire is contained to land owned by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The blaze started yesterday when forestry workers were executing a prescribed burn that went out of control.
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[SOT - 12:42]
[IN Q=What happened was the...]

((KAREN STANLEY/ROCKBRIDGE CO. AREA FORESTER; WHAT HAPPENED WAS THE WIND SHIFTED, AND THERE WAS SOME MOUNTAIN LAURELS AND FUELS THAT WERE HEAVIER, AND IT DOESN'T TAKE VERY MUCH AT THAT POINT TO START IT.))
[SUPER=01-Karen Stanley/Rockbridge Co. Area Forester;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=at that point to start it.]
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[VO-NAT :05+]

Forestry officials say they hope to have the blaze fully contained this evening.
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[WIPE TO PULASKI MAP]

[Draper-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC1:23:15]
[GRAPHIC=]



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[WIPE TO PULASKI MAP FULL]
Crews are also battling a fire in Pulaski County.
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[VO-NAT :18 + ]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.]

A forestry official says about 40 acres are burning out of control on Draper Mountain. Crews are fighting the blaze from the air and the ground. Firefighters are also digging a line around the fire by hand because most of the terrain is too steep for bulldozers.
Officials say they're not sure what sparked the fire.
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[WIPE TO MONTGOMERY MAP]


[Brush-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-18 TC03:10]



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[WIPE TO MONTGOMERY MAP]
A brush fire on Poor Mountain in Montgomery County has burned about 40 acres.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


Foresters say its only about 20 percent contained.
Earlier today, they fought it with a helicopter, dropping 100-gallon buckets of water.
They later had to stop because of mechanical problems.
Crews went back in on foot, but their work has been slow-going because of the steep and rocky terrain.
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[SOT 12:35]
[IN Q=Any time]

((CHARLIE YOPP/VA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY; ANY TIME WE GET A FIRE IN A REMOTE AREA LIKE THIS, IT'S JUST GOT PLENTY OF MOUNTAIN TO BURN AND IT MAKES IT A LOT HARDER TO PUT OUT BECAUSE OF THE ACCESS.))
[SUPER=01-Charlie Yopp/VA Department of Forestry;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=because of the access.]
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[VO-NAT]


A downed power line ignited the fire after 5:00 yesterday evening.
Foresters say no homes or other structures are close to the fire.
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[Lalush]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-14 TC02:50]
[GRAPHIC=Mike Lalush]


A Marine from Botetourt County was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery today.
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[VO]
Sergeant Michael Lalush was buried with standard military honors.
His parents did not want television cameras at the funeral.
Lalush was killed in a helicopter accident in Iraq on March 30th.
He was 23.
[SUPER=203-Arlington;]


Another Marine and an Air Force Major killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom were also buried in ceremonies at Arlington today.
Lalush is the seventh person from the war to be buried there.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Still ahead on News 7, organizers of Roanoke's Fiddlefest are tuning up for this summer's event.
We'll find out what's in store.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Plus it delivers fuel from the Gulf Coast straight to Roanoke County.
But this pipeline is so inconspicous many long-time neighbors barely even notice it.
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[Fiddlefest]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-20 TC00:58]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Organizers of new summer music festival say it's time for Roanoke to claim its birthright as a center for bluegrass and old-time music.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Today, they announced an all-star lineup for a series of concerts, and a 10- thousand dollar top prize for its invitational competition. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keiht-Shannon & JoeD /Newsroom Pod;]


Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom tonight with more on Fiddlefest.
Keith and Shannon, from bands such as Reno and Smiley to the very first bluegrass festival in Fincastle, western Virginia has an important place in the history of bluegrass.
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Newsroom Pod]
[SUPER=@joe1;]


Organizers of Fiddlefest say they want the rest of the world to know.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The thing we don't have is the nam]
[SUPER=01-Jack Zell/Fiddlefest Co-Chair; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :12]
[SUPER=@Smith; :33]
[SUPER=01-John Lawless/Acutab Publications; 1:00]
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[OUT Q=a major destination for people who enjoy it.]
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[IN Q=The thing we don't have is the name]

((THE THING THAT WE DON'T HAVE IS THE NAME. PEOPLE DON'T RECOGNIZE ROANOKE YET AS A DESTINATION, BUT THEY CERTAINLY WILL AFTER JULY.))
[RUNS= :10]
[OUT Q=certainly will after July.]


What July will bring is a unique six-day event that will feature concerts and competition, workshops on musical technique, panel discussions on the history of traditional string music.
Over time, Roanoke officials say it could become a signature event for the city, like the Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, or the Indianapolis 500...
[SOT 10:35:13]
[IN Q=Be you an auto-racing fan]

((BE YOU AN AUTO RACING OR NOT, YOU'RE AN INDY FAN ON RACE DAY, BECAUSE IT BRINGS SO MUCH TO THAT CITY IT MAKES ITS IDENTITY. THIS CERTAINLY HAS THE POTENTIAL TO DO THAT FOR THE CITY OF ROANOKE.))
[RUNS= :14]
[OUT Q=for the city of Roanoke.]


Beginning on Monday, July 21st, Fiddlefest will include concerts at Elmwood Park, activities on the City Market including the world's largest square dance, and a day-long bluegrass jamboree in Victory Stadium.
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a wonderful feeling]

((BUT ITS' A WONDERFUL FEELING THAT ROANOKE AS THE MAYOR SAID AND AS JACK SAID JUSTIFIABLY CAN CLAIM PART OF THE BIRTHRIGHT OF THIS MUSIC IS NOW GOING TO BE A MAJOR DESTINATION FOR PEOPLE WHO ENJOY IT.))
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[OUT Q=for people who enjoy it.]))
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[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Newsroom Pod]


The centerpiece of Fiddlefest is an invitational competition for fiddle and banjo players that will be held at Hollins University.
The contest will bestow a 10- thousand dollar top prize and the title, Master of String Music, on the winners.

[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & JoeD /Newsroom Pod;]


Organizers have lined up sponsors, and they're looking for more Keith and Shannon, but they believe they have laid the foundation for a successful event.

[Campbell-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-07 TC1:26:22]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2003]


A second candidate has stepped into the race for Campbell County sheriff.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rustburg]


Mike Milnor.. a 17-year veteran of the sheriff's department.. announced today he hopes to succeed retiring sheriff Robert Maxey.
Milnor says becoming sheriff has been his goal since he entered law enforcement.. and he has Maxey's endorsement.


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[SOT 4:15:41//4:11:24]
[IN Q=For the last]

((MIKE MILNOR/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF'S CANDIDATE: FOR THE LAST 21 YEARS I HAVE TRIED TO PREPARE FOR IT THROUGH EDUCATION AS WELL AS THROUGH ADVANCEMENT IN MANAGEMENT POSITIONS WITHIN THE COUNTY AND THE DEPARTMENT SO YEAH IT'S SOMETHING I'VE PLANNED ON FOR A WHILE.)) ((ROBERT MAXEY/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF: MIKE HAS THE INVESTIGATIVE BACKGROUND, THE SUPERVISORY BACKGROUND, THE MANAGEMENT BACKGROUND AS WELL AS THE EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND TO DO THE JOB.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Milnor/Campbell Co. Sheriff Candidate; :00]
[SUPER=01-Robert Maxey/Campbell Co. Sheriff; :12]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=to do the job.]
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[VO-NAT]


Milnor also spent four years as public safety director for Campbell County.
He's running as an independent.
He'll face fellow officer Lieutenant Terry Gaddy in the November election.
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[Kilgore]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-13 TC24:48]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


Virginia's Attorney General says he expected Virginia Tech's affirmative action practices to draw criticism.
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[VO-NAT :16]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

While in Roanoke for a law-enforcement conference today Jerry Kilgore commented about Tech's recent decisions first to *eliminate* and then to *restore* discrimination protection.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/April 6;]

In response, the Center for Equal Opportunity asked the US Department of Education to investigate.
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[SOT 3:08-3:27]
[IN Q=I'm not surprised...]

((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: I'M NOT SURPRISED. YOU KNOW, WE WERE THREATENED OVER A YEAR AGO WITH THIS TYPE OF INVESTIGATION, THAT'S WHY WE TOLD ALL COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO REVIEW YOUR ADMISSIONS POLICIES AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE NOT VIOLATING THE LAW.))
[SUPER=@Kilgore;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=are not violating the law.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

The Department of Education has yet to decide whether to grant the investigation request.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A rally in the tech sector pulled the stock market higher. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/80.04/8337.65/x/30.78/1425.50;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW gained 80 points.
NASDAQ rose 31.
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[VO]
[SUPER=271-h/0.84/47.68/h/0.49/32.19/h/0.35/25.17/h/2.19/66.93/h/0.89/72.88;]
[SUPER=272-h/0.30/8.23/h/0.15/6.00/h/0.25/58.66/h/0.32/40.34/h/0.66/28.49;]
[SUPER=273-h/0.01/4.90/h/1.05/28.90/h/0.37/14.06/h/0.14/19.85/i/0.05/4.85;]
[SUPER=274-h/0.33/7.75/h/0.60/56.17/h/0.30/33.63/h/0.78/37.00/h/0.87/55.41;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]

[Plantation-Pipeline]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-05 TC1:35:35]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Not many people know this, but Southwest Virginia contains a primary artery in America's fuel distribution network.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Part of the pipeline that keeps our engines running ends right here in the Roanoke Valley.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]
[SUPER=01-Mary Hypes/Tank Farm Neighbor]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Markhoff/Pipeline Neighbor]
[RUNS=2:02]
[OUT Q=GOOD SLEDDING PLACE]

(( Fuel tankers fill up- -one right after another every day- -at an oil terminal in the Starkey section of Roanoke County. The terminal is relatively small, but it's right in the midst of a residential neighborhood.
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[SOT 10:14:40]
[IN Q=]

((IT'S A BIG CONCERN, HAVING IT SO CLOSE TO US.)) [RUNS:02]
[OUT Q=]

When Mary and Mark Hypes bought their home, more than a decade ago, the leaves were on the trees, and the Hypes didn't actually notice the tank farm next door.
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[SOT 10:16:30 - -PANS from farm to us]
[IN Q=]

((SO, IT'S LIKE, OH MY GOSH, THOSE TANKS ARE RIGHT THERE.)) [RUNS:02]
[OUT Q=]

But how does all that gasoline get there? There's an underground pipeline- -more than a thousand miles long- -that brings it here from the Gulf of Mexico. The Plantation Pipeline was being built as the United States entered the Second World War. Today it's a network that feeds jet fuel directly to Dulles and National Airport. A spur from Greensboro to Roanoke was completed in 1964. It dead ends just off Starkey Road. Though it's entirely below ground, the line is well marked. Nonetheless, we had to really search for someone who knew about the Pipeline.
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[SOT 10:41:15]
[IN Q=]

((NO, YOU CAN'T SEE THE PIPELINE.)) [RUNS:02]
[OUT Q=]

Nancy Markhoff lives about three miles due south of the fuel terminal off Starkey Road. And yet her 19th century log house might as well be a world away. The pipeline passes within 1000 yards of her home. It's impossible to miss the broad right of way that leads to her door.
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[SOT 10:56:32]
[IN Q=]

((BIG TRACTORS, LOTS OF MEN WITH EQUIPMENT. THEY COME A COUPLE OF TIMES A YEAR AND CUT THROUGH THERE. They mow this entire right of way? CORRECT.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=]

She says her well water is clean. In the Winter her children go sledding on the steep part of the right of way. Plantation Pipeline representatives have been to visit, dropping off a thermometer to remind her to call if anything goes wrong. She says it's not something anyone in the area gives much thought.
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[SOT 10:58:28 * * ]
[IN Q=]

((DOESN'T CONCERN THEM LIVING CLOSE TO IT. So you consider it a benign neighbor? I GUESS I WOULD. YOU GET A FREE THERMOMETER AND A GOOD SLEDDING PLACE.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=]))



[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Coming up, Hermie Sadler's no turkey, but he will sport one on his race car in the future, Frank Beamer talks about a schedule change for his football Hokies, and
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[VO-NAT]


the Washington & Lee Generals are riding the wave of their most successful season on the diamond in school history.
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[S-Beamer]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=SP-137 TC11349]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


The Virginia Tech athletic department has announced a football schedule change this evening. The season opening tilt against Central Florida has been moved from Saturday, August 30th to Sunday, August 31st. The move was made to accomodate a national television audience for ESPN, which will televise the game at 3 PM.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="As far as..."]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q="...a little more focused maybe."]
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[S-Hokie-Car]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=cpa]
[TAPE#=SP-138 TC11230]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


Hermie Sadler and the Hokie car were in Blacksburg today promoting Team Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


The number 0-2 car will attempt to qualify for 11 races this NASCAR season, two of which will carry the Tech colors. Also attending the promotion was Beamer, who is proud to have the university represented on the track.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="We're proud..."]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va.Tech Head Football Coach]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q="...win that race."]
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-144 56:38]
[GRAPHIC=Tech baseball]


Virginia Tech's baseball team is 24 and 9 good for second place in the Big East. The Hokies won 33 games last year but are on their way to surpassing that mark thanks to a young pitching staff. Steve Mason explains.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ryan Kennedy/VT Freshman & Big East Leading Pitcher; :18]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Hartman/1,362 Career Wins at Tech; :45]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :58]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=News 7 sports]
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((With four starting pitchers lost to either the draft or graduation, this was supposed to be a rebuilding year on the hill, but Tech's infant staff is playing like a bunch grown ups. The Hokies have a Big east leading 2.87 ERA, well below last seasons totals. ((:))
Tech is batting .306, fifth out of 11 conference teams. Perhaps no one deserves more of the credit than Chuck Hartman who is in his 25th season at Tech. With nine new players including seven freshman, Hartman has already won more road games this season than all of 2002. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))
The Hokies will try and win a piece of a second straight Big East regular season title before the conference tournament May 22nd through the 24. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

[S-Generals]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-149 TC4155]
[GRAPHIC=Ferrum]


Sticking with baseball, after losing their opener in the Dixie Conference Tournament yesterday, the Ferrum Panthers bounced back today by beating Greensboro 11-2, and will now play Friday morning at 10 against the Methodist-Christopher Newport loser. [TAKE ODAC Graphic]
In the ODAC, Washington & Lee is enjoying its best season in school history with 22 wins so far.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Tuesday Night; :00]


The Generals have outscored their opponents 205 to 68 this season and currently sit second in the ODAC standings with a record of 14 and 2. Not bad for a team that was picked 5th in the preseason poll.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Stickley/Generals Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:34]

(----------------) [OUT Q=control of the team."]