[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A pay raise for the Roanoke city school superintendent is approved, though not by everyone.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And dialing up Health Department reports on restaurant inspections at the touch of a mouse.
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[Sports-Head]


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

Tonight on News 7 sports - the derby favorite is ready to run, the area's top track star wants to jump. And - while the football coach at Alabama is in hot water -
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[VO-NAT]


VMI's is not, as Cal McCombs gets a three year contract extension.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Another afternoon of showers but this time they are west of the Roanoke Valley and Leo takes a look ahead in our May almanac.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


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



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[SOT 44:17]
[IN Q=I will devote ]

((I WILL DEVOTE ALL OF MY TIME AND ENERGY AND PASSION AND COMMITMENT TO DOING THE BEST JOB I KNOW HOW.))
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=best job I know how.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Wayne Harris re-ups as Roanoke City school superintendent.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Members of the school board vote to extend his contract, but their decision is not unanimous.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[City-Schools]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-17 TC04:55]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Harris had a year to go on his current contract but today, school board members extended his term through 2006.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

[***NEWS 7 in MOnitor]
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & Joe /Pulpit;]


Joe Dashiell is here tonight with more on the decision, and the concerns that two board members raised this morning.
Keith and Shannon, Wayne Harris has been on the job in Roanoke for ten years...
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@joe1;]


Today, he said he was pleased that a new agreement will keep him here for a few more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm excited]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke City School Superintendent; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :12]
[SUPER=01-Webster Day/Roanoke City School Board; :30]
[SUPER=01-Melinda Payne/Roanoke City School Board; :56]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=pay our superintendent very well.]
(([SOT 18:53:46]
[IN Q=I'm excited]

(( I'M EXCITED ABOUT THREE MORE YEARS HERE. IT'S BEEN A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE TO BE ABLE TO LEAD A GREAT SCHOOL SYSTEM WITH FANTASTIC EMPLOYEES.))
[RUNS= :10]
[OUT Q=with fantastic employees.]


School Board members say it was important to keep Harris on the job in Roanoke for the next few years.
With major construction projects moving forward at the Roanoke Academy of Math and Science and both high schools, and with the deadline for full state accreditation fast approaching, they say continuity is essential.
[SOT 18:35:51]
[IN Q=It will give us]

((IT WILL GIVE US CONSISTENT LEADERSHIP OVER THE NEXT FEW CRITICAL YEARS, SO MADAM CHAIRMAN I INTEND TO VOTE FOR THIS RESOLUTION.))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=to vote for this resolution.]


But the vote was not unanimous.
Chairman Gloria Manns and member Melinda Payne said they had concerns about the compensation package.
Harris' salary rises from 142- to 149- thousand dollars... his total compensation from 183- to 197- thousand.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think if I didn't feel]

((I THINK IF I DIDN'T FEEL THE SUPERINTENDENT WAS WELL COMPENSATED ALREADY THEN MAYBE IT WOULD BE DIFFERENT FOR ME. BUT I THINK FOR THE SIZE THAT ROANOKE IS WE PAY OUR SUPERINTENDENT VERY WELL.))
[RUNS= :13]
[OUT Q=pay our superintendent very well.]))
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[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Pulpit]


Payne also says she's concerned that the new agreement will expire in 2006, the year before the state's deadline for full accreditation.
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & JoeD /Pulpit;]


But Keith and Shannon, Harris says that is simply a matter of timing. He will be 60 when the contract expires and says he didn't feel he could commit to four more years.

[Stolen-Bus]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-12 TC39:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's big, it's yellow.. and it was missing for several hours after a burglary at Holy Cross School in Lynchburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Police found the school bus abandoned in the 1400 block of Pierce Street this afternoon.
They say someone broke into the school last night and stole a TV and VCR, then apparently used the bus as a getaway vehicle.
No arrests have been made.
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[81-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-18 TC18:43]
[GRAPHIC=I-81 Accident]


A car accident backed up traffic on Interstate 81 this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

The accident happened shortly after four o'clock and blocked both northbound lanes at mile marker 143. One lane was opened around 4-thirty, and both lanes were opened about a half hour ago. There's no word on any injuries, or on whether charges will be filed.
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[Moores]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-14 TC2:58:20]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Henry County couple has been found guilty of embezzling nearly 100-thousand dollars from their church in Bassett.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


A federal jury convicted Terry and Myra Moore on six counts involving mail fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy.
Prosecutors argued Terry Moore abused his position as financial secretary for St. Paul Pentecostal Holiness Church over a six-year period.
Moore used church money to pay off credit cards, phone bills and buy material for his printing business.
The couple will be sentenced in August.
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[ICT-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-11 TC49:18]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]

Cuts are coming to a call center in the New River Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

ICT Group says it's laying off 40-people at its Christiansburg location. The company specializes in telemarketing, sales and consulting. ICT operates its headquarters our of Newtown, Pennsylvania. They have 49 contact centers around the world.
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[National-Guard]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-20 TC11:44]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]


President Bush will announce the end of major military operations in Iraq tonight.
He'll address the nation at nine o-clock.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/August 4]


Some area National Guard troops will be heading home soon.
The First Battalion of the 246th Field Artillery shipped out for active duty in August.
The unit's scheduled to be released from federal service on July 31st.
The soldiers from Southside have been guarding Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.
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[Citizen-Soldier]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-08 TC1:29:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Roanoke College senior is about to finish her college education... an education that was delayed by active military service.
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[VO-NAT - :16]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Sirena (SERENA) LaBrake volunteered for the U-S Army Reserves three years ago. Since then she served one year of active duty in the military police after September 11th, and was called up again this January. But even with her added duties, she is graduating from Roanoke College on Saturday.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 3:26:59]
[INQ=Every professor I had...]

((SIRENA LABRAKE/U.S. ARMY RESERVIST; EVERY PROFESSOR I HAD, EVEN IN THE FALL THE FIRST TIME I GOT ACTIVATED THEY ALL LET ME COMPLETE MY CLASSES, AND WERE ALL WILLING TO WORK WITH ME, AND THEY ALL UNDERSTOOD THAT THIS WHAT I HAVE TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-Sirena LaBrake/U. S. Army Reservist; ]
[RUNS=13]
[OUTQ=what I have to do.]
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[VO-NAT - :07+]

LaBrake says she hopes to complete her current tour of active duty and then pursue a job in the intelligence sector.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Being a licensed driver in Virginia became more expensive today.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Find out by how much when News 7 returns.
(XXXXXXXX)
[LIVE=Justin Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@justin1;]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

(Justin adlibs Live Tease)
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[Restaurant-Inspection]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC1:51:23]
[ANCHOR=KEith 2-Shot]


Restaurants are often inspected by the Department of Health whose records have always been available to the public.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Starting today they're even more accessible. [***WDBJ WEBPAGE in MONITOR]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Jenn/I-Pod;]

Jennifer Wishon joins us now to explain. Keith and Shannon the public is now just a click away from finding out how area restaurants are graded when it comes to cleanliness and other standards.
[LIVE=Jenn full/I-Pod]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1;]

The Virginia Department of Health has added a link to its website detailing the violations state restaurants have received.
(+++++++)

[Take Internet Page full] From the main Food Safety Page you can click on any city or county in the Commonwealth and choose from a list of restaurants in that area. Local restaurant owners say the information should only help business.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem; : ]
[SUPER=01-Keith Griswold/Mac and Bob's General Manager; ; ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; : ]
[SUPER=01-Pete File/Famous Anthony's President; : ]
[RUNS=:55]
[OUT Q=unambiguous and easily understood]

(( The General Manager of Mac and Bob's in Salem says his employees will only work harder knowing inspection records are now online.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:17:28]
[IN Q=It will hold all]

((KEITH GRISWOLD/MAC AND BOB'S GENERAL MANAGER: IT WILL HOLD ALL RESTAURANTS ACCOUNTABLE FOR WHAT HAPPENS IN THE BACK IN THEIR KITCHENS AND MAKE EVERYBODY DO A LOT BETTER JOB AS FAR AS HANDLING FOOD.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=as handling food]

((Nats of Pete File talking in front of icebox)) The president of the Famous Anthony's Restaurant chain agrees that having inspection records online is a positive thing. But he's concerned the public won't fully understand what they see.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:11:35]
[IN Q=The health department]

((PETE FILE/FAMOUS ANTHONY'S PRESIDENT: THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF REGULATIONS THAT GO FROM VERY CRITICAL THINGS LIKE FOOD TEMPERATURE TO LIGHTING LEVELS INSIDE AN ICEBOX.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=inside an icebox]

File also says the Department of Health now has a greater obligation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:09:47]
[IN Q=Most every restaurant]

((PETE FILE/FAMOUS ANTHONY'S PRESIDENT: MOST EVERY RESTAURANT WILL OCCASIONALLY HAVE SOMETHING WRITTEN UP BY THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT. IT PUTS A REAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTUALLY ON THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE WRITE UPS THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC ARE UNAMBIGUOUS AND EASILY UNDERSTOOD.))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUT Q=and easily understood]))
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[WIPE TO WDBJ7 Web FS] If you'd like to see how your favorite restaurant fares, we've created a link to the Department of Health's website on our website at WDBJ7.com.
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[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Jenn/I-Pod;]

Keith and Shannon, the on-line inspections apply only to those conducted since January of this year.


[DMV-Fees]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC06:22]
[GRAPHIC=DMV Fee Hike]


The cost of doing business at D-M-V is going uphill.
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Beginning today, customers will pay an additional five dollars for driver's licenses. That brings the cost of an original or renewal to 20-dollars, a replacement to 10-dollars, a Commercial license to 35 and 10-dollars for a photo I-D card. People who are suspended will now pay 45-dollars to get theirs back.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:06:50 // 00:09:08]
[IN Q=I THINK // I DON'T LIKE]

((CRYSTAL GOAD/DMV CUSTOMER; I THINK WE PAY TOO MUCH AS IT IS BUT THAT'S JUST ME I THINK WITH EVERYTHING YOU HAVE TO PAY JUST TO DRIVE A CAR UP AND DOWN THE ROAD I THINK IT'S A LITTLE RIDICULOUS.)) ((MATTHEW REMINGTON/DMV CUSTOMER; I DON'T LIKE PAYING MORE THAN I HAVE TOO BUT EVERYONE HAS TO PAY IT.))
[SUPER=01-Crystal Goad/DMV Customer; :00]
[SUPER=01-Matthew Remington/DMV Customer; :08 QUICK!!]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=HAS TO PAY IT.]
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[VO-NAT]

There still seems to be some confusion about operating hours at Roanoke's DMV office. Today many customers lined up early for an 8 a-m opening but DMV officials say they don't open until 10 a-m on Thursday. Because of the long lines today they started offering services at 9.
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[Graham-Choir]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#03-15 TC2:43:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It has been years in the making and now it's less than a day away.
Thousands are expected to attend the Southwest Virginia Festival with Franklin Graham in Salem this weekend.
[Double Boxes=Shannon and Justin/Microwave]


Just McLeod is near Salem Stadium tonight with more on the final preparations.
[Live=Justin Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Justin1;]
[SUPER=05-Salem;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue:maybe a leap of faith. )
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Junior Castillo/Festival Organizer; :08]
[RUNS=:55]
[OUT Q=so yeah, it's exciting.]
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[Live=Justin Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Salem;]
( ad lib and Justin will call for WDBJ Webpage)

[TAKE WDBJ WEBPAGE FS]
(adlib)
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[Double Boxes=Shannon and Justin/Microwave]



[Stocks]


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


Despite a series of dismal economic reports, Wall Street managed to show some resilience. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/25.84/8454.25/x/8.25/1472.56;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW closed 26 points lower.
NASDAQ gained eight.
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[VO]
[SUPER=271-i/0.59/49.15/i/0.31/30.45/i/0.65/25.73/h/1.00/69.64/h/0.20/74.25;]
[SUPER=272-i/0.06/9.23/i/0.29/6.27/i/0.18/59.00/h/0.25/41.10/i/0.35/29.10;]
[SUPER=273-h/0.45/6.17/h/0.63/32.73/h/0.58/14.88/i/0.24/20.97/h/0.13/4.61;]
[SUPER=274-h/0.33/7.25/h/0.40/57.62/h/0.02/37.40/h/0.25/38.46/i/0.38/55.94;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[Prayer-Day]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-09 TC1:10:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Thousands of people around the US today gathered to pray for the nation, its people and its leaders.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


About a hundred people turned out for ceremonies in Lynchburg this afternoon.
Politicians, clergy and members of the military urged the crowd to pray for those in leadership positions.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:21:08]
[IN Q=And in the]

((REV. JERRY KROLL/HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH: AND IN THE MIDST OF A CULTURE AND AN AGE IN WHICH THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF FORCES AGAINST WHAT IS GOOD AND WHAT IS RIGHT, WE'RE THANKFUL FOR THE CHURCH. AND I PRAY FOR THE CHURCHES OF OUR COMMUNITY HERE IN LYNCHBURG AND THE SURROUNDING COUNTIES.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Kroll/Heritage Baptist Church;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=the surrounding counties.]
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[VO-NAT]


The National Day of Prayer was first established in 1775.
The day became formally recognized in 1952.
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[Law-Day]


[ANCHOR=Ketih]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-07 TC1:57:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]

There are more important things in life, says Virginia's Chief Justice, than building a larger client base and boosting billable hours.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

At the top of Chief Justice Leroy Hassell list are devotion to God, family and volunteering . The chief was in Roanoke for Law Day, addressing the Roanoke Bar Association. Justice Hassell is a Hospice Volunteer.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=No person]

((LEROY HASSELL/VA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE; NO PERSON WHO IS DYING EVER TOLD ME THAT HE WISHED HE HAD SPENT MORE TIME AT THE OFFICE. THEY TOLD ME THEY WISHED THEY HAD SPENT MORE TIME SEEKING GOD'S WILL IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL LIVES.))
[SUPER=01-Leroy Hassell/VA Supreme Court Justice]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=their individual lives.]
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[VO-NAT]

Hassell said he doesn't do interviews, but agreed to talk about preaching to the bar.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((I HAVE A LOT OF FAITH AND GOD HAS BLESSED MY LIFE TREMENDOUSLY. BECAUSE OF HIS BLESSINGS UPON MY LIFE I AM WHERE I AM TODAY. (:09) AND WITHOUT HIM I WOULD BE NOWHERE. So that leads the life that you live? YES, YES, YES, TREMENDOUSLY.))

[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=yes, yes, yes. Tremendously.]
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[Sports Tease]


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


Coming your way tonight on News 7 sports - Everything from a new contract for Cal at VMI - to a cean bill fo health for the derby favorite.
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[VO-NAT]

And Ryan McCoy and his Fleming teammates have a big bullseye on their chests as they get ready to defend their Cosmo title.
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[S-VMI]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-136 13818tc]
[GRAPHIC=bam]


The VMI football team finished with a 6 and 6 record last season, and today the school rewarded its head coach for its best record in over 20 years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/Last Season; :00]

Cal McCombs has been given a three year contract extension that will keep him on post until March of 2007. McCombs was the Southern Conference coach of the year in 2002. His challenge now it to lead the Keydets into their first season as Big South members after 78 years in the Southern conference.
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[S-Coach]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-136 4759TC]
[GRAPHIC=football]


Alabama's new football coach Mike Price has yet to coach for the Crimson Tide, but he's already got a mess on his hands.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hoover, AL; :00]

The Birmingham News reports today that Price spent hundreds of dollars at a topless bar in Florida last month. The Mobile Register, also reports that a young woman tried to charge more than one-thousand dollars in food and drinks to the coach's hotel bill the next morning. All of this took place in Pensacola, Florida at a pro-am golf event. The University is still investigating, Price isn't talking.
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[S-Track]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-141 1:29:49]
[GRAPHIC=Track]


The 38th annual two day Cosmopolitan Invitational track and field meet begins tomorrow at Salem high school. 33 area schools will bring about 11 hundred athletes from the middle, junior and senior high ranks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


William Fleming won their fourth Cosmo in five years and 24th overall last year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rudy Dillard/William Fleming Track Coach; :04]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=....torwards this week"]
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[VO-NAT]


Fleming's Ryan McCoy became the national high school triple jump champion in March at the national meet in Landover, Maryland. Tierra Hubbard, is the defending Cosmo champion in shot put and discus. She is also ranked 10th in the nation in indoor shot put.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ryan McCoy/Indoor State Triple Jump Champ; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tierra Hubbard/Defending Cosmo Shot Put Champ; :14]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=....confidence and pressure"]
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[S-Derby]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-138 11618TC]
[GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS]


The favorite to win the 129th running of the Kentucky Derby appears to be OK, afterall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Louisville, KY; :00]

Empire Maker, bruised a foot during Tuesday's workout and there was a small amount of concern that the 6-to-5 favorite might be hobbled. But today - the horse looked good in it's pre-Derby jog. Of course, if the horse doesn't win then I bet you the foot injury will become a problem.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-139 13019TC]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


It's already been a busy day in the big leagues.
Minnesota beat Tampa Bay in 13 innings, the Cards topped the Mets in 10, Montreal blanked Milwaukee 5-to-nothing.

Cincinnati defeated Colorado 7-to-2.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI/Fox-Net; :00]

And the Orioles beat the Tigers 5-to-2 - and that means the O's are now 2 games over the 500 mark for the first time in almost three years.
[super=35-Baltimore/5/Detroit/2;]

Baltimore has now won 12 of its last 18 games. Detroit is a Major League worst 3-and-22.
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[WX-Almanac]


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


April showers were plentiful which led to massive amounts of pollen. But as the dogwoods fade for another year, Leo says there is plenty to look forward to in May.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=@Leo1;]
[RUNS=:53]
[OUT Q=meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner.]


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