[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Job training on the way for Southside.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And a show of horses many hands high tops anything the Virginia Horse center's hurdled before.
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[Sports-head]


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

In sports, LeBron James puts his name in the NBA hat, a look at both the Alleghany and Glenvar baseball teams, words from Kurt Busch,
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[VO-NAT]


and Tech's Lee Suggs hopes to catch on with a NFL team in this weekend's draft.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Another 24 hours of showers but the second half of the weekend looks promising. The latest forecast 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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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The U-S Government steps in to help rebuild an area devastated by mass layoffs.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Virginia representatives say it's the cooperation needed to build a better future.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Worker-Training]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC1:40:16]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The U-S Department of Labor is providing a new grant that local governments hope will be just the beginning of a regional workforce alliance.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The goal is to teach out of work residents new skills that will not only educate them but attract new companies to the area. [***NEWS 7 in Monitor***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel /NEwsroom Pod;]

Business Reporter Rachel Cannon joins us with more on this. Rachel?
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Newsroom Pod]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]

Keith and Shannon, the 250-thousand dollar grant is the initial phase of three-year project. The money will be used for the planning stage of developing re-training for local workers who have been hit hard by closings and layoffs.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]

The main players in this are the two regional community colleges - Patrick Henry and Danville. Those schools will work with a the local workforce investment board in putting together the best educational options for people to become prepared for the jobs of tomorrow.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:30:53]
[IN Q=Things made]

((SEN. JOHN WARNER/(R) VIRGINIA; THINGS MADE IN THIS AREA DANVILLE, MARTINSVILLE SOUTH BOSTON HARE IN COMPETITION WITH THINGS MADE ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD WE'VE GOT TO STAY ON THE CURRENT EDGE OF THAT TECHNOLOGY AND COMPETITION TO SURVIVE.))
[SUPER=@JohnWarner;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=TO SURVIVE.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

The idea in the early stages is that re-training efforts will focus on motor sports mechanic program, health care and information technology. Officials say the most effective way to attract new jobs is by providing a ready and willing, trained workforce.
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Newsroom Pod]

Congressman Virgil Goode says they began working on securing these grant funds last summer. Keith and Shannon, the initial 250-is available immediately, more grant money will be
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & RAchel/Newsroom Pod;]

released after the successful completion of the initial phase of the project. At the end of the three year period, a total of six-million dollars could be allocated for this effort.

[Bowman]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=503-00 TC05:36]
[GRAPHIC=Logan Bowman]


The mother of a missing Grayson County boy was indicted today, along with her ex-boyfriend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co./File Tape;]

Cynthia Davis and Dennis Schemerhorn (Skim-er-horn) were each indicted on two counts of felony child neglect in connection with the disappearance of Davis' son, Logan Bowman. Authorities say the two gave conflicting stories about Logan's disappearance and, at one point, failed to seek medical attention for the five-year-old when he suffered hot water burns. Logan has been missing since January. Authorities believe he may be dead.
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[West-Nile]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-11 TC40:05]
[GRAPHIC=West Nile Virus]


State health officials say Virginians are at now at greater risk of being infected with the West Nile virus.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Last year there were 29 confirmed cases of West Nile in the state.
Two Virginians died from the mosquito-spread disease.
Officials say those numbers are likely to go up.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 00:11:04]
[IN Q=WE THINK THAT THE VIRUS]

((SUZANNE JENKINS/ASST. STATE EPIDEMIOLOGIST: WE THINK THAT THE VIRUS IS GOING TO HAVE A HEAD START BECAUSE WE HAVE INFECTED BIRDS AND INFECTED MOSQUITOS LAST YEAR SO THE RISK TO PEOPLE IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE HIGHER. WHAT I'M HOPING IS PEOPLE WILL TAKE APPROPRIATE PRECAUTIONS SO THE NUMBER OF CASES WON'T GO UP EVEN THOUGH THE RISK IS HIGHER.))
[SUPER=01-Suzanne Jenkins/Asst. State Epidemiologist]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=THOUGH THE RISK IS HIGHER.]
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[VO-NAT]


Health officials say the state is taking extra precautions.
Beginning in July, blood donations will be tested for the virus to help with surveillance of the disease.
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[Horse-Center]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-07 TC1:46:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Virginia Horse Center is buzzing with activity this week, as the center is filled beyond capacity. But with state funding drying up, the mission of the facility could dramatically change. Richard Lesko has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Leslie Brown/Horse Show Manager; :14]
[SUPER=01-Ian Silitch/Horse Show Exhibitor; :24]
[SUPER=@richard1; :36]
[SUPER=01-Ernie Oare/Virginia Horse Center Foundation President; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q= News 7, Rockbridge County]

(( It is likely the largest horse show ever held at the Virginia Horse Center, and for the first time, this one will keep exhibitors around for two weeks, spending more money in the area.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 16:50:38]
[INQ=We've had people come...]

((LESLIE BROWN/HORSE SHOW MANAGER; WE'VE HAD PEOPLE COME DOWN FROM MASSACHUSSETTS AND CONNECTICUT AND UP FROM FLORIDA, AND THEY'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE AND KNOW HOW GREAT THE FACILITY IS AND THAT'S WHAT'S MADE THEM WANT TO STAY AROUND FOR TWO WEEKS.)) [RUNS12]
[OUTQ=stay around for two weeks.]
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 16:54:40]
[INQ=We've always been...]

((IAN SILITCH/HORSE SHOW EXHIBITOR; WE'VE ALWAYS BEEN SUPPORTERS OF THE ONE WEEK, AND WE'VE ALWAYS BEEN SAD TO LEAVE ON SUNDAY. AND NOW WE GET TO STAY AN EXTRA WEEK AND WE ACTUALLY GET TO ENJOY LEXINGTON FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS WHICH IS VERY NICE BECAUSE IT'S THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AREA IN THE WORLD.)) [RUNS11]
[OUTQ=area in the world.]
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 17:11:41]
[INQ=While this show...]

((RICHARD LESKO/RLESKO@WDBJ7.COM; WHILE THIS SHOW MAY BE ONE OF THE LARGEST IN THE HISTORY OF THE HORSE CENTER, OFFICIALS ARE LOOKING AT OTHER WAYS TO BRING IN REVENUE. THAT MAY INCLUDE EVENTS LIKE TRADE SHOWS, CONVENTIONS, AND CONCERTS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NEARLY 10 YEARS.)) [RUNS12]
[OUTQ=in nearly 10 years.]

By November, Horse Center officials have to submit a business plan that shows they can sustain their debt payments without the state's help. The General Assembly mandated that because state funding is scheduled to dry out by 2008.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 17:06:58]
[INQ=If it does happen...]

((ERNIE OARE/VIRGINIA HORSE CENTER FOUNDATION PRESIDENT; IF IT DOES HAPPEN, WE'VE GOT TO FIND SOMETHING, WE'RE TALKING TO PEOPLE EVEN ABOUT PRIVATIZING. THERE ARE INVESTORS OUT THERE WHO WOULD LOVE TO BE IN THIS BUSINESS BECAUSE IT'S A PROFITABLE BUSINESS. SO IF THE COMMONWEALTH WON'T FUND IT, THERE ARE PRIVATE PEOPLE THAT WILL.)) [RUNS16]
[OUTQ=private people that will.]

Horse center officials say even if non-horse related events are added, they will never take away from what the center was originally designed to do. Richard Lesko, News 7, Rockbridge County.))

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


Campaign controversy over a Caddy.
We'll explain when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Plus the area's biggest ballet gathering brings dancers and dollars to the Roanoke Valley.
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[Ballet-Convention]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-09 TC1:00:00]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Tights and tutus are taking over the Hotel Roanoke this week, as 750 ballet dancers convene for an annual festival.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


As Marya Jones reports, one local dance company is hoping the festival will put it center stage in the ballet world... and help Roanoke take notice.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NATS music]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Jordan Long/Dancer;]
[SUPER=01-Terri Post/SW VA Ballet Director;]
[SUPER=01-Joshua Redwine/Dancer;]
[SUPER=@Marya2;]
[RUNS=1:54]
[OUT Q=MJ News 7.]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

((NATS: MUSIC.)) [RUNS02]
At 13, Jordan Long is already considered an accomplished ballet dancer.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:38:48]

((BALLET IS MY LIFE (LAUGHS).)) [RUNS:02]
This week, she's meeting with more than 700 other dancers who feel just as passionate ... as her ballet company hosts the region's largest gathering of dancers.
27 companies from 10 states are all in Roanoke.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

((QUICK NATS OF DANCERS.)) [RUNS:01]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:37:45]

((JORDAN LONG: IT BRINGS A LOT OF PUBLICITY TO THIS AREA AND TO OUR COMPANY AND IT HELPS OUR COMPANY IMPROVE THEIR DANCING.)) [RUNS:10]
For the 21 dancers of the Southwest Virginia Ballet, it's a chance to learn from world-famous professionals.
The lessons aren't just about dancing, but about rhythm and music...
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:56:20]

((NATS: MUSICALITY CLASS.)) [RUNS:03]
It's the first time Southwest Virginia has hosted the elite festival ... and it took five years to plan.
Now, local dancers can strut their stuff on their home stage.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:47:36]

((TERRI POST/SW VA BALLET DIRECTOR: THAT WAS ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS FOR HOSTING IT HERE. TO TRY TO SHOW SW VA THAT IT REALLY DOES HAVE A JEWEL HERE.)) [RUNS:08]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:03:50]

((NATS: MEN'S BALLET CLASS)) [RUNS:02]
It also offers the dancers a chance to audition for scholarships.
Joshua Redwine, a senior at Cave Spring High School, hopes this will launch a career in ballet.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:08:24]

(( EVEN THOUGH ITS NOT A VERY FINANCIALLY SUPPORTIVE FIELD, IT'S VERY FUN AND INSPIRING AND THAT'S WHY I'D LIKE TO DO IT. )) [RUNS:09]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:39:13]

((JORDAN LONG: I DON'T HAVE AS MANY FRIENDS AS MOST 13 YEAR OLDS, I'M HOME-SCHOOLED AND I DON'T HAVE A SOCIAL LIFE AT ALL, BUT IT'S ALL MADE UP FOR IN BALLET. I DON'T CARE, I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. )) [RUNS:14]
They hope that enthusiasm is catching ... and the festival gives ballet a leg up in Roanoke.
Marya Jones, News-7.))

[Harrell-Car]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-12 TC32:27]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2003]


A vintage Cadillac has a place on the campaign trail, but apparently not in the parking lot of the Roanoke County Administration Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Mark Harrell bought the car to campaign for a seat on the board of supervisors, and his name is emblazoned on the side.
But he recently ran afoul of officials when he left the '68 Cadillac in a county parking lot.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:44]
[IN Q=There was a county supervisors meeting]

((MARK HARRELL/(R) BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CANDIDATE; THERE WAS A COUNTY SUPERVISORS MEETING. AND CERTAINLY THE PEOPLE WHO COME OUT TO THOSE MEETINGS CARE AND THEY VOTE AND I CERTAINLY, IF ANYONE ELSE IS ABLE TO SHOW THEIR FACE TO THOSE PEOPLE, I CERTAINLY WOULD LIKE TO INCLUDE MINE ON THE LIST.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Harrell/(R) Board of Supervisors Candidate;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=would like to include mine on the list.]
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[VO-NAT]


County administrator Elmer Hodge objected, telling Harrell that a longstanding policy prohibits campaign advertising on county property.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:33]
[IN Q=If Mark were to]

((ELMER HODGE/ROANOKE CO. ADMINISTRATOR; IF MARK WERE TO DRIVE HIS CADILLAC TO THE NEXT SUPERVISORS MEETING AND SIT IN THE AUDIENCE FOR TWO HOURS, THAT WOULD BE PERFECTLY FINE. IN FACT, I'D LIKE TO RIDE IN THE CAR TOO. I LIKE THE CAR.))


[SUPER=@hodge;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=I like the car.]
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[VO-NAT]


Both men say they have put the dispute behind them. Today, the cadillac was parked in a prominent spot along Route 419.
Harrell will face Mike Wray in a mass meeting May 31st. The two men are seeking the Republican nomination for the Cave Spring seat on the Board of Supervisors.
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[Food-Bank]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=eha]
[TAPE#=03-05 TC1:54:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Local charities and food banks say they're having to stretch the food supply to help a growing hungry population.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The annual agency conference and awards luncheon took place at Bonsack Baptist Church.
There are 212 Food Banks throughout Virginia and 500 additional smaller food banks.
Now more than ever they are in high demand.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:00:15]
[IN Q=Our member agencies]

((PAMELA IRVIN/SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK; OUR MEMBER AGENCIES, OUR SOUP KITCHENS AND DAYCARE CENTERS AND EMERGENCY FEEDING PROGRAMS HAVE SEEN AN INFLUX OF INDIVIDUALS COMING TO THE PANTRIES AND THEIR LOCATIONS WITH THE ECONOMY RIGHT NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Pamela Irvin/Second Harvest Food Bank]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=economy right now]
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[VO-NAT]


The groups say the federal "Farm Bill" and CARE Act are huge steps forward.
(/////////SOT//////////)
[SOT 28:13:27]
[IN Q=As President Bush]

((DEBRA ALICH/FEDERATION OF VIRGINIA FOODBANK; AS PRESIDENT BUSH SAYS NO ONE WILL BE LEFT BEHIND.))
[SUPER=01-Debra Alich/Federation of Virginia Foodbank]
[RUNS=4]
[OUT Q=left behind]
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[VO-NAT]

Their goal is to change government policies to assist food banks and gain more support.
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[Stocks]


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


Weaker-than-expected gross domestic product growth sent stocks lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/133.69/8306.35/y/22.69/1434.54;]
[ANCHOR=Keiht 2-Shot]


The DOW sank 134 points.
NASDAQ dropped 23.
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[VO]
[SUPER=271-i/0.21/49.95/i/1.89/31.01/i/0.49/25.16/i/0.09/67.30/i/0.98/72.58;]
[SUPER=272-h/0.03/9.11/i/0.13/6.40/i/0.71/58.83/i/0.22/40.40/h/0.01/29.11;]
[SUPER=273-i/0.11/5.55/h/0.80/31.13/i/0.05/14.20/i/0.02/20.60/i/0.08/4.66;]
[SUPER=274-i/0.13/6.55/i/0.43/56.65/i/0.24/36.06/i/0.37/37.27/i/0.11/55.00;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]

[Neal]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC1:36:25]
[GRAPHIC=]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And now a story of lost love, second chances and the endless debate over whether to play it safe or follow your heart.

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

It's a variation on the classic tale with an award-winning cast, and it's playing a limited engagement right here in Roanoke.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Thank you]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :01]
[SUPER=01-Mary McDonough/Actress Producer Director; :37]
[SUPER=04-"For the Love of May"; :43]
[SUPER=01-Patricia Neal/Actress; 1:48]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=time doing it.]
(([NAT SOT from reception (cued) last nite]

((THANK YOU FOR HAVING US.)) Mary McDonough is one of the headliners at this weekend's Blue Ridge Film Festival, along with Patricia Neal. They met on the set of what was to become the television series, "The Waltons."
[NAT SOT- -Music: Just the first six notes of the show open]

Neal played the Mother in the TV movie, "The Homecoming," the role assumed by Michael Learned in the long-running series.
[NAT SOT 40:23 on Beta Edit Tape #92-88]

((WHICH ONE WAS YOUR FAVORITE?)) They played opposite one another for ten years.
[NAT SOT 39:32 on 92-88]

((I KNOW WHAT. SHE'D GO TO HOLLYWOOD....")) McDonough has grown up, of course, and has made a short film that's being shown at this weekend's festival.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:08:50]
[IN Q=]

((AND I HAVE BOTH OF MY WALTON MOTHERS, AND I DON'T THINK A FIRST-TIME DIRECTOR COULD HAVE A BETTER CAST.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:40]
[IN Q=]

((HE'S LIKE MY PRINCE IN A FAIRY TALE. YEAH, YEAH, DON'T FEED HER THAT BULL.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=that bull.]


[* * * Hold Neal's reaction over top of next bite as Neal's smile in the film clip fades * * *]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:07:16]
[IN Q=]

((FOR THE LOVE OF MAY IS ABOUT A WOMAN NAMED GRAMMY MAY, WHO IS PATRICIA. AND IT IS ABOUT LOST LOVE AND THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY AND WAITING FOR "MR. RIGHT." AND SHE PLAYS MAY, A WOMAN WHO GETS A PHONE CALL ONE DAY 50 YEARS LATER FROM HER LOST LOVE. (:18) ))

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:12]
[IN Q=]

((HOW ARE YOU?)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=]


((AND IT'S ABOUT HOW FOUR GENERATIONS OF WOMEN DEAL WITH HER GOING TO SEE THIS MAN.)) [RUNS:24]
[OUT Q=]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:00:07]
[IN Q=]

((I HAVE A CHANCE FOR A DREAM TO COME TRUE. OR TO WAKE UP FROM A NIGHTMARE. HE'S A FANTASY, MAMA. HE'S NOT REAL, LIKE ME, OR DADDY. OH, HERE WE GO AGAIN. IT'S, "I LOVED EDWARD MORE THAN YOU." I'M SORRY YOU NEVER LOVED THIS WAY, TRULY SORRY.)) [RUNS:28]
[OUT Q=]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:04:20]
[IN Q=]

((SHE HAD ME ACT IN A LITTLE FILM THAT SHE WANTED TO MAKE. AND WE HAD A DIVINE TIME DOING IT.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=time doing it.]))
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[V/O-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith]

SARAH, the little girl who plays Neal's great grand-daughter, is KARLE WARREN of the C-B-S TV show "Judging Amy."
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[Sports tease]


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


Lee Suggs talks about this weekend's NFL draft, LeBron James is going into the NBA draft, words from Winston Cup driver Kurt Busch,
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

and we will head to Alleghany high school to check out a pair of Mountaineer flame throwers and one has major league aspirations.
(------------)



[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]


Nascar Winston Cup Qualifying is just underway at this hour at the California Speedway. We'll have the complete rundown for the AutoClub 500 tonight at 11.

[S-Busch]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-146 1:08:02]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]


Kurt Busch is fifth in Winston Cup points heading into this Sunday's race.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]


Busch, who tested at Richmond recently for the Pontiac Excitement 400 there May third, has one win and four top five finishes this season.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Kurt Busch/Fifth in Winston Cup Points; :06]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=......gain on us"]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The 24 year old Busch says the connection with 47 year old crew chief Jimmy Fenig has been key.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=.....pretty well"]
(------------)



[S-Suggs]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-134 TC12600]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]

The NFL draft is now just a day away, and Lee Suggs is ready.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


He has had to deal with questions about his surgically repaired knee and his size at 5-11, 200 pounds. The former William Fleming star is expected to go in the late first round or early second. But no matter where he ends up, he just wants to contribute.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Lee Suggs/NFL Draft Hopeful; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=I'll be happy."]
(----------------)




[S-Signing]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-145 TC10955]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]

Cave Spring center David Jones has decided on his football future.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


Jones inked a letter of intent today at the school to play at the University of Virginia's College at Wise.
D-J says the decision to go with the Cavs was an easy one.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-David Jones/Signs with UVA-Wise; :06]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=don't want to pass it up."]
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[S-Pitcher]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-141 TC12552]
[GRAPHIC=Baseball]


On the high school diamond, the Alleghany Mountaineers are 8 and 4, right in the mix of the Blue Ridge District race.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Low Moor; :00]


A big part of the Mounties' success can be traced to the senior pitching duo of Mike Bartley and Chance Dobbs. Together the two have recorded 82 strikeouts this season, and have an average ERA of 1.31.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mike Bartley/43 Strikeouts This Season; :05]
[SUPER=01-Chance Dobbs/1.42 ERA This Season; :19]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=contributions into it."]
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]


The pitchers head a class of 6 seniors who have plenty of experience, playing together since little league.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Gary Rice/Alleghany Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=they're just great."]
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[S-Glenvar]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-136 1:37:03]
[GRAPHIC=Baseball]


Speaking of pitching, the guys on the hill at Glenvar are a main reason the Highlanders are a top the Three Rivers District.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Shawsville; :00]


Glenvar is a perfect 4 and OH in district play. The Highlanders have five pitchers not throwers and they are young.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Larry Long/Glenvar Baseball Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=....for that one game"]
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[S-James]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-140 1:25:20]
[GRAPHIC=nba]

To no ones surprise, LeBron James announced today that he is headed for the NBA draft.
(------------)
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The six foot 8 forward made the announcement at his high school in Ohio.
The Denver Nuggets and the Cleveland Cavaliers have the best shot of winning the number one overall pick in the draft lottery May 22nd. The draft is June 26th. (------------)