[1-News-Head]

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Do you recognize this man? He's one of four bank robbery suspects in the Roanoke Valley over the past 10 days.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And maybe it's time for Roanoke's display of the red white and blue to pass in review.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - the Big East softball tourney opens tomorrow in Salem. Some Friday football extra coaches are on the move,
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[VO-NAT]

and Michael Jordan and the Wizards say so long to one another.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Some pretty strong storms north and south but we are doing well for the moment here. A tour on the radar in a moment.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Robbers hit two Valley Bank branches in 20 minutes.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And police say a bank camera gives a good look at one of them.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Bank-Robberies]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-10 TC1:14:11]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The first was in Roanoke, the next was just a few miles away in Roanoke County.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Both robberies happened shortly after the bank branches opened this morning.
And both were the work of a masked gunman. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 In MONITOR***]
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & Marya /Pulpit;]


But Marya Jones says that the F-B-I does not consider them related.
Keith, Shannon, so far, it appears to be a coincidence that two branches of the same bank were targeted.
[LIVE= Marya /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]


That's because authorities say the suspects' descriptions don't match.
But they do have a security photo they hope will help identify at least one of them.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Just after 9,]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :05]
[SUPER=01-Otis Gilliam/Store Manager; :29 second appearance]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :37]
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Roanoke Police Spokeswoman; :56]
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[OUT Q=actively under investigation.]

(( Just after 9, this man walked into the Valley Bank branch on Crystal Spring Avenue.
Police say a security camera snapped his picture just before he put a nylon stocking over his head and robbed the teller at gunpoint.
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[SOT 30:11]

((OTIS GILLIMA/STORE MANAGER: A LADY CAME FROM THE DRUG STORE RUNNING AND SAID THE BANK'S BEING ROBBED.)) [RUNS:04]
Otis Gilliam, manager of the neighboring grocery store, followed the robber to a car parked in the alley.
He didn't see the license plate, but he DID see the man drive off in a two-door burgundy Dodge or Chrysler.
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[SOT 30:54]

((OTIS GILLIAM/STORE MANAGER: I'D SAY I WAS CAUTIOUS BECAUSE LATER ON I FOUND OUT HE WAS ARMED, SO I JUST KIND OF STAYED BACK AS FAR AS I COULD.)) [RUNS:09]
24 minutes later, a man in a black ski mask robbed the Valley Bank on Starkey Road.
Police say THIS suspect was stockier, wore a red jacket and gloves and demanded money from the teller using a note.
This one RAN away from the bank.
For Roanoke Police, today's bank robbery was the third in two weeks.
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[SOT 28:38]

((SHELLY ALLEY: THE DESCRIPTIONS DO VARY, SO AS FAR AS WHETHER OR NOT THEY'RE CONNECTED, THAT IS ACTIVELY UNDER INVESTIGATION.)) [RUNS:08]))
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[LIVE= Marya /FULL Pulpit]


Valley Bank branches have been robbed only four times in the last eight years, according to the bank's president.

[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Marya /Pulpit;]


Anyone with information on the robberies today is asked to contact police or the FBI.
Keith, Shannon?

[Pleasants]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-08 TC1:35:59]
[GRAPHIC=Lori Pleasants]


New information may help solve a three-year-old murder case in Radford.
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[VO-NAT]

23-year-old Lori Pleasants of Danville was found dead in her apartment in June of 2000. An autopsy showed she was strangled and her wrist had been cut.
[SUPER=03-Radford/June 2000]

No one has been charged with her death. But investigators say they recently got a break in the case, from a massive e-mail campaign directed at Radford University students. Lori Pleasants attended Radford. Police say a Danville woman who did not know Pleasants, called them with information that could help find the killer.

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[SOT 2220]
[IN Q=WE SAID]

((GARY FIELDS/RADFORD POLICE DETECTIVE; WE SAID ALL ALONG THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT KNOW SOMETHING AND THIS GIRL THAT E-MAILED ME PROVED THAT FACT. AND I STILL SAY THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE OUT THERE AND I'M JUST ASKING PLEASE COME FORWARD WHETHER YOU THINK IT'S IMPORTANT OR NOT LET US DECIDE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Fields/Radford Police Detective;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=LET US DECIDE THAT]
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[VO-NAT]


If you have any information on Pleasants' death, you are urged to call Radford police.
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[Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Roanoke police are investigating the death of a man found in the Roanoke River. The body of the unidentified man was found earlier today near 13th Street behind the Roanoke Sewage Treatment Plant.
An autopsy is scheduled.

[City-Flags]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-11 TC53:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


American flags fly in downtown Roanoke while the Mill Mountain Star burns red, white and blue.
But now, as Joe Dashiell reports the city is asking if the time has come to adjust its patriotic profile.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The stars ans stripes]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=@Wyatt; :16]
[SUPER=@Bestpitch; :32]
[SUPER=@Cutler; :58]
[SUPER=@joe2; 1:20]
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[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]


((The stars and stripes surround the war memorial in Lee Plaza. Flags fly from many light poles downtown. But in the months since they were raised out of respect for the victims of terrorism, and the nation's servicemen and women, some have begun to fade and fray.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I agree with my fellow council members]

((I AGREE WITH MY FELLOW COUNCIL MEMBERS, THAT I DON'T WANT TO SEE TATTERED AND TORN FLAGS, BUT IF IT'S NOT A LOT OF MONEY THEN I THINK THERE'S A WAY WE CAN DISPLAY OUR CIVIC PRIDE AND OUR PATRIOTISM AND IF WE CAN DO THAT WE SHOULD.)) ((I THINK IT'S PROBABLY BETTER TO HAVE A NUMBER OF FLAGS AT CERTAIN STRATEGIC LOCATIONS AROUND THE CITY, AND THEN HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PUT UP ADDITIONAL FLAGS ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS. OTHERWISE WHEN THE SPECIAL OCCASION COMES AROUND THERE REALLY ISN'T ANY ABILITY TO DO SOMETHING SPECIAL.))
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[OUT Q=to do something special.]


Some council members share the same concern about the Mill Mountain Star.
As they sat down for a budget work session, they asked if the time has come to mark the victory in Iraq with a change in star's neon glow.
[SOT ]
[IN Q=I think it's good]

((I THINK IT'S GOOD TO MAKE IT RED, WHITE AND BLUE DURING AN EMERGENCY, TIME OF NATIONAL CRISIS, AND PATRIOTIC FERVOR, BUT I THINK IT'S ALSO GOOD TO REFLECT THE PRESIDENT'S ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES AND PERHAPS FIND A GOOD TIME TO CELEBRATE.))
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[OUT Q=good time to celebrate.]


The American flag won't be disappearing from downtown. Mayor Ralph Smith suggested an adopt a flag program that would allow civic groups to assist with the patriotic effort.
But as the war on terrorism enters a new phase, officials are asking if our show of national pride should change as well.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

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


More than a hundred new jobs are headed to Franklin County.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Plus dinosaurs in one local town will extend their reign.
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[Emick]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-07 TC2:04:24]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Salem and Roanoke County have been "ignored for far too long".
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

That's according to the man who wants to give the area new leadership in Virginia's House of Delegates.
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[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Democrat Mark Emick today officially announced his candidacy for the 8th district seat. The former teacher is the Vice President for Workforce Development at Virginia Western Community College. He says the role uniquely qualifies him for the General Assembly.
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[SOT 45:32-45:51]
[IN Q=I have an understanding of how budgets are built...]

((MARK EMICK/D-HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: I HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF HOW BUDGETS ARE BUILT, FUNDS ARE ALLOCATED AND THE PROCESS THAT GOES INTO BUILDING THOSE BUDGETS AND THE ALLOCATION OF THE RESULTING RESOURCES. TO ME, WE ARE NOT TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THAT TYPE OF INPUT AND THAT TYPE OF UNDERSTANDING.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Emick/(D) House of Delegates Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=and that type of understanding.]
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[Griffith]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-09 TC1:22:04]
[SS=Campaign 2003]


In order to get to Richmond, Emick must first get past Republican Delegate Morgan Griffith.
[DOUBLE BOXES=SHannon & Meghan/State Microwave;]


Meghan Muldoon talked to the incumbent lawmaker today about his upcoming race.
She joins us now from Richmond.
Shannon, Griffith is considered one of Governor Warner's most vocal critics.
[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Meghan1]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


And Griffith says he is now the millionaire-governor's number one target.
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[IN Q=MORGAN GRIFFITH DESCRIBES HIS]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=@Griffith; :17]
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[OUT Q=AND I HOPE TO BE REELECTED.]

(( Morgan Griffith describes his upcoming race as "a poor boy in the mountains versus the rich guy from Northern Virginia."
He's not talking about his challenger Mark Emick, but rather Mark Warner.
Griffith believes that its the governor's support, and money, that is behind his opponent's candidacy.
[SOT 02:33:38]
[IN Q=THE DEMOCRAT PARTY DOESN'T]

((THE DEMOCRAT PARTY DOESN'T LIKE THE FACT THAT I WORKED HARD TO KEEP TAXES LOW IN VIRGINIA, THAT I'VE WORKED HARD TO MAKE SURE PARENTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE INVOLVED IN THEIR CHILDREN'S LIVES. I WORK HARD TO PROMOTE CONSERVATIVE VALUES. CERTAINLY I WILL BE ONE OF THE TOP TARGETS OF THE DEMOCRAT PARTY AND THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA.]


Warner's office confirmed that Griffith's opponent will get a "good share of the governor's time and PAC money."
Still, Griffith beat his last democrat opponent with nearly 70 percent of the vote.
And the 5-term lawmaker says he has other things going for him.
[SOT 02:32:03]
[IN Q=AS THE HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER]

((AS THE HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER I'M AT THE TABLE WHENEVER ISSUES ARE BEING DISCUSSED. I DON'T WIN THEM ALL BUT I'M AT LEAST AT THE TABLE. NO ONE COMING IN AS A FRESHMAN DELEGATE WILL HAVE A SEAT AT THE TABLE.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=HAVE A SEAT AT THE TABLE.]


Griffith is one of only two Roanoke area legislators running for reelection this year.
Senator Bo Trumbo and Delegates Vic Thomas and Chip Woodrum have all called it quits.
Yet even with his seniority and name-recognition, Griffith says he's not taking anything for granted.
[SOT 02:34:03]
[IN Q=I WILL WORK VERY HARD]

((I WILL WORK VERY HARD AS I ALWAYS HAVE IN MY ELECTIONS IN THE PAST AND I HOPE TO BE REELECTED.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=AND I HOPE TO BE RELECTED.] ))
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[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Griffith says he expects this next campaign to be an expensive one.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Meghan /State Microwave;]


He says he spent around 150-thousand dollars two years ago and this election will need to spend more than that.

[Bedford-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-18 TC24:04]
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Bedford County officials are investigating an afternoon fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

Drivers on Sandy Level Road noticed smoke coming from this house and called fire crews. No one was inside the house at the time. It took several companies from the surrounding area about 45-minutes to get the blaze under control. They had to shuttle water in because the area does not have a municipal water system. Moneta's Fire chief says most of the heat and smoke damage is limited to the inside. A cause has yet to be determined.
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[Franklin-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


Some new jobs are coming to Franklin County.
Economic development officials say that a local company will be adding up to 130 workers.
They won't reveal the name of the firm until after a news conference tomorrow morning.
But they are calling it a "major local expansion."

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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Investors took profits from Wall Street's recent run of winning sessions. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=440-y/27.73/8560.63/y/16.95/1506.76;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW fell 28 points.
NASDAQ lost 17.
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[SVU]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC1:59:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista is celebrating a milestone.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;]

For the last three years the school had been a candidate for accreditation. This week the school learned it is now fully accredited by the American Academy of Liberal Education. The school's president says it's a major step, since the school reopened with 74 students in 1997.
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[SOT - 10:17]
[IN Q=It means a great deal...]

((CURTIS FAWSON/SVU PRESIDENT; IT MEANS A GREAT DEAL TO OUR PARENTS WHO SEND STUDENTS HERE, IT MEANS A LOT TO OUR STUDENTS WHO ARE TRYING TO TRANSFER TO OTHER INSTITUTIONS, IT MEANS A GREAT DEAL TO OUR DONORS WHO CONTRIBUTE TO THE SCHOOL, WHEN WE SAY WE ARE FULLY ACCREDITED THAT MEANS AN AWFUL LOT.))
[SUPER=01-Curtis Fawson/SVU President;]
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[OUT Q=that means an awful lot.]
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[VO-NAT]

The certificate of accreditation is good for the next five years. Next school year the university is expected to break yet another record with a student body of more than 600.
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[Dinosaurs]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-13 TC38:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A half dozen dinosaurs due for extinction in Rockbridge County have gotten a reprieve.
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[VO-NAT - :25+]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./April 1;]

At this week's Town Council meeting in Glasgow, artist Mark Cline announced that the dinosaurs will stay for a while longer, and will be getting some company. The creatures were originally supposed to be in town for just a few weeks, but will now stay through the summer. In addition, 6 more will be lumbering into town over the next several weeks. The original beasts have lived in Glasgow since the beginning of April.
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[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - Jordan and the Wizards call it quits. Softball is on the minds of many this week,
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[VO-NAT]

and Washington & Lee cleans up in the ODAC postseason awards' categories.
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[S-Jordan]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-147 12155TC]
[GRAPHIC=BAM]

Michael Jordan and the Wizards will not be working any magic in the future.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]

Jordan met with owner Abe Pollin today and quickly left the meeting without making any statement in his Mercedes. However, Pollin - who honored Jordan in his final game as a Wizard - confirmed that Jordan would not be back as president of basketball operations. Look for Jordan to end up in Charlotte.
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[S-Softball]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-141 TC13358]
[GRAPHIC=Softball]


Tomorrow afternoon, the Big East Softball tournament takes over the Moyer Complex in Salem. Defending champ Notre Dame is joined in the field by Boston College, Seton Hall, and Villanova. Absent are the Virginia Tech Hokies, but despite the lack of a local team, tournament officials are optimistic about the weekend.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=01-John Shaner/Tournament Director; :00]
[RUNS=:40]
[OUT Q=that Salem can do."]
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[anchor=mike]
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Admission is five dollars for adults and three dollars for senior citizens and children 12 and under. BC and Villanova square off in game one Thursday at 5pm.

[S-RU]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-137 1:21:59]
[GRAPHIC=Radford]

The Radford University softball team is 15 and 34 but, in the Big South Conference, the Highlanders are in second place with a 6 and 4 mark.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]


The Highlanders are led by first year head coach Amy Kvilhaug (K-vil-hog), who takes her team into the conference tournament tomorrow at Winthrop University with confidence after playing seventh ranked Georgia and 19th ranked South Florida.
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[SUPER=01-Amy Kvilhaug/Radford Softball Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ashley Smith/Radford Sophomore Right Fielder; :13]
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[OUT Q=.....that way"]
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[VO-NAT]


The Highlanders are batting around .250 and the team ERA is just over 4.00 but when it comes to conference play, they seem to find a way to win.
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[OUT Q=all the games"]
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[S-Generals]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-148 43:50]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]


The Old Dominion Athletic Conference 2003 baseball all conference team has been selected. Washington and Lee shortstop Michael Hanson is the ODAC player of the year. He hit .371 with five homeruns this season. He also had a 2 and 1 record as a pitcher for the Generals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Washington & Lee coach Jeff Stickley is the ODAC coach of the year. He guided the Generals to a 28 and 8 record and took W & L to the conference tournament championship game before falling to Virginia Wesleyan. This is Stickley's third ODAC coach of the year award.
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[S-Coaches]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-136 14405tc]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


The Friday Football Extra coaching landscape is changing rapidly for next season. Toby Peer has decided to leave James River to coach at Spotswood. Peer went 15 and 4 the past two season, but Botetourt County couldn't find his wife a teaching job, so he's headed to the valley district.
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[VO NAT ENG#]

As late as Monday afternoon the county was still trying to work something out to get Peer to stay. Fieldale-Collinsville stayed in house and the Cavs have hired Jay Gilbert as their next coach. Laurel Park gets Kevin Newman from Chatham to take over the Lancers. And Ken Meadors, the coach at Dan River for 15 years before being let go, is headed just across the state line to coach the Barlett-Yancey Buccaneers in Yanceyville.
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[ANCHOR=mike]
[graphic=ffe]

As for Dan River, the school hopes to have a new coach in place by next Tuesday. And Alleghany is still without a coach, principal Kenny Higgins says the Mounties hope to have someone in place very soon.

[S-Tadas]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-139 1:34:59]
[GRAPHIC=Hoops]


Yet another Roanoke Catholic boys basketball player has signed on to play college basketball.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


Guard Tadas Stanaitis (Sta-night-us) will sign a grant in aid to play at UNC Pembroke. The Braves play in the Peach Belt conference. Stanaitus averaged 14.5 points a game and shot 48.3 percent from the three point line this past season. The six foot two inch 200 pound sharp shooter will definitely be part of a rebuilding program. UNC Pembroke was OH and 28 last season.
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[Skate-Park]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-17 TC09:58]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


After years of pleading, skateboarders in Lynchburg may finally be close to getting what they want.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Preliminary plans have been drawn up for a skate park to be built along the city's riverfront, near the Amazement Square Children's Museum.
The city is kicking in 50-thousand dollars towards the project.. organizers will need to raise another 200-thousand to make it a reality.
The museum is hosting a discussion of the plans tonight, hoping to get some citizen input before they start fundraising.
We'll have more on the story on News7 at 11. (------------)