[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The A-B-C Board makes a ruling.
We'll see what's a-head for beer and wine drinkers at the Civic Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Peregrine falcons are ruling the roost in Richmond, not just in the mountains on this side of the state.
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[Sports-Head]


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

Tonight on News 7 sports - the ACC tries to impress at Syracuse. Bryan Randall was impressive at Monterey Elementary today,
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[VO-NAT]

and two seniors at Danville's George Washington high school are selected in the big league amateur draft.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


A persistent upper air wind pattern means more rain on the way. Details and a look at potential problems southside in a moment.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]



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


The ABC board says yes to expanded alcohol sales at the Roanoke Civic Center.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


But the battle is still brewing.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Civic-Center]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-15 TC3:19:52]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The Roanoke Civic Center is now allowed to sell beer and wine at more of its events.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Today, the ABC board granted the new license saying objections were unsubstantiated.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Justin /Microwave;]


Justin McLeod is at the Civic Center tonight to tell us what happens next. Justin?
[LIVE=Justin /FULL]
[SUPER=@justin1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]


Keith and Shannon, the Civic Center can start serving alcohol right away but don't expect that.
City officials say they first want to have guidelines in place.
And there's the issue of opponents who plan to appeal yet again.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Mark Washington/Opponent; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape; :09]
[SUPER=01-Chip Snead/Acting Civic Facilities Director; :33]
[RUNS=:46]
[OUT Q=at concert venues.]
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[LIVE= justin /FULL]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
(adlib)
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Justin /Microwave;]



[Lewis]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC33:42]
[GRAPHIC=Death Sentence]


A Pittsylvania County woman is headed to death row for hiring two men to kill her husband and stepson.
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[VO-NAT]


A judge this morning sentenced 33-year old Teresa Lewis to death.
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./October 30]


The judge called the crime cold, noting that Lewis phoned 9-1-1 from a bathtub while her husband was gunned down in the couple's mobile home.
One of two co-defendants in the case, Rodney Fuller of Danville, is already serving life in prison for his role in the shooting.
The other suspect, Matthew Shallenberger of Danville, goes to trial next month.
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[Waddell]


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


No criminal charges will be filed in the death of a Roanoke man.
30 year old Richard Jason Waddell died on April 4th after an altercation with his stepfather.
The Roanoke Police Department and Medical Examiner's office say Waddell died from an accidental overdose of medication, not foul play.

[81-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=503-07 TC30:48]
[GRAPHIC=81 Deadly Accident]


State Police now know the *who* but not the *why* of a fatal accident on Interstate 81 Sunday. The woman struck and killed by a tractor trailer near Buchanan has been identified as 26-year old Gi Hee Jang (ZHIE HEE Chang) of New York City.
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[VO-NAT :13]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Yesterday;]

Police say Jang (Chang) had been a passenger in a car traveling *southbound* headed for California when, for some reason, she got out of the car and crossed over to the northbound lanes. Several witnesses report seeing her standing on the roadside before the accident.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=HOLD]

Jang (Chang) was identified by her fingerprints. Despite the positive I-D police say the investigation is still open.

[Malpractice]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-13 TC1:14:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia could be heading for a health care crisis if the rising costs of malpractice insurance are not kept in check.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


That's the opinion of Lynchburg state senator Steve Newman who wants to hold a summit later this year to talk about the problem.
Some local doctors say the threat of litigation has forced several physicians into retirement and caused others to shy away from difficult cases.
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[SOT 13:17:41//13:19:31]
[IN Q=Physicians would love]

((DR. TOM EPPES/LYNCHBURG PHYSICIAN: PHYSICIANS WOULD LOVE TO SEE PATIENTS AND NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THESE THINGS. UNFORTUNATELY MEDICINE HAS BECOME A BUSINESS THAT THERE'S SOME REALITIES WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH.)) ((DR. STEWART HARRIS/LYNCHBURG PHYSICIAN: IF THE SURGEONS ARE BLAMED FOR A POOR OUTCOME, A SURGEON NATURALLY IS GOING TO AVOID THE TOUGH CASES. SO WHAT HAPPENS IS YOUR BETTER SURGEONS GO INTO SPECIALTIES THAT ARE LESS RISKY AND STAY AWAY FROM THE CASES THAT ARE TOUGH.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Tom Eppes/Lynchburg Physician; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Stewart Harris/Lynchburg Physician; :11]
[RUNS=23]
[OUT Q=cases that are tough.]
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[VO-NAT]


Newman plans to sponsor legislation similar to a California law that caps non-economic damages and encourages arbitration as opposed to litigation between doctors and patients.
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[E-Tickets]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-17 TC38:50]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Checking in at Roanoke Regional Airport just got easier.
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[VO-NAT :11]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

U-S Airways and Northwest have installed self-service kiosks for customers. Travelers can obtain a boarding pass, seat assignment, check bags and make flight changes.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:08:35]
[IN Q=the first few]

((SUSAN HENSLEY/TRAVELER; THE FIRST FEW TIMES I SAW THEM AT AIRPORTS I WAS A LITTLE INTIMIDATED TOO BUT THEN I FINALLY GOT ENOUGH NERVE TO JUST WALK UP AND ALL YOU DO IS STICK YOUR CREDIT CARD IN AND THEN JUST FOLLOW ALONG ON THE SCREEN AND IT WAS SO EASY.))
[SUPER=01-Susan Hensley/Traveler; :]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=WAS SO EASY.]
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[VO-NAT :10]

The airport is gaining kiosks but losing some jet service. Officials say starting this month, U-S Airways its replacing jet flights with prop planes.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:13:54]
[IN Q=hopefully]

((AMANDA DEHAVEN/AIRPORT SPOKESPERSON; HOPEFULLY SINCE U-S AIRWAYS IS PURCHASING MORE AND MORE REGIONAL JETS RIGHT NOW HOPEFULLY WE'LL GETTING THOSE BACK IN THE COMING MONTHS.))
[SUPER=01-Amanda DeHaven/Airport Spokesperson;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=in the coming months.]
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[VO-NAT :09]

Officials say the number of U-S Airways Express flights and destinations remains the same and that there is still some jet service on other carriers.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Roanoke police look to a supermarket, a dog treat company and some elementary school kids to bring a new canine into the ranks.
That's still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And their native homes are on the cliffs of Western Virgnia.
But a threatened bird is making a comeback in one of Virginia's biggest cities.
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[Shepard-Ware]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-11 TC1:38:52]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A week from today, Democrats in the 11th House District will choose their nominee for the November election.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


But with no Republican opposition yet, the vote could decide who goes to Richmond. [***8TH DISTRICT GRAPHIC***]
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & JoeD /Pulpit;]


Tonight, Joe Dashiell is here with a look at the race between Brian Shepard and Onzlee Ware.
Keith and Shannon, Both Shepard and Ware have strong Democratic credentials as local party officials, and campaign activists.
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]


Ware is a Roanoke Attorney, Shepard the longtime legislative aide of Delegate vic Thomas... and in this race they have chosen different approaches.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't think they're just the most important]
[SUPER=01-Brian Shepard/(D) House of Delegates Candidate; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :16]
[SUPER=01-Onzlee Ware/(D) House of Delegates Candidate; :24]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=fifteen thousand dollars still on hand.]
(([SOT]
[IN Q=I don't think ]

((I DON'T THINK THEY'RE JUST THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES IN MY CAMPAIGN. I THINK THEY'RE THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE THAT GOVERNMENT HAS TO FACE IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS. WE HAVE TO CREATE A PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFIT. WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL VIRGINIA CHILDREN ARE ABLE TO SEE A DOCTOR REGULARLY AND WE HAVE TO MAKE THE COST OF INSURANCE MORE AFFORDABLE. ))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=in the next ten years.]


With a week to go, Brian Shepard is outside Community Hospital discussing affordable health care during the fourth news conference of his campaign...
[SOT]
[IN Q=We've been discussing]

((WE'VE BEEN DISCUSSING HEALTH CARE WHICH IS A VITAL ISSUE FOR NOT ONLY SENIORS, BUT WORKING CLASS FAMILIES AS WELL AS YOUNG PEOPLE.))
[RUNS= :10]
[OUT Q=working class families as well as young people.]


Onzlee Ware is in his office working the phones... While he admits he hasn't courted news coverage, he says he hasn't avoided a full discussion of the issues.
[SOT]
[IN Q=We have an important decision]

((WE HAVE AN IMPORTANT DECISION THAT'S ONLY A WEEK AWAY, AND I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND WHERE THEIR CANDIDATES STAND AND WHAT THEY'LL DO IF THEY'RE ELECTED.)) ((VOTERS HAVE TO FEEL A CONNECT WITH THE CANDIDATE AND IF THEY FEEL A CONNECT THEN THEY'LL TURN OUT TO VOTE. THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR OLD-FASHIONED POLITICING AND THAT'S DOOR-TO DOOR SHAKING HANDS AND TALKING TO FOLK, AND THAT'S WHAT MY CAMPAIGN HAS DONE.))
[RUNS= :22]
[OUT Q=that's what my campaign has done.]


So far, Shepard is ahead on the fundraising front. According to the latest campaign finance reports, both candidates had raised more than 40- thousand dollars, both have about fifteen thousand dollars on hand.))
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[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Pulpit]


The June 10th vote is a primary, not the mass meeting that requires a candidate to pack the room with supporters.

[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & JoeD /Pulpit;]


Keith and Shannon, Tuesday will be a test of the candidates ability to mobilize their base and turnout the vote throughout the district.

[Griffith-Emick]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-24 TC08:55]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2003]


When it comes to raising campaign contributions in the past few months, the two candidates for Virginia's 8th House District seat are close to running an even race.
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[VO-NAT]

Campaign finance reports filed last week by Morgan Griffith and Mark Emick show only one-thousand dollars separating their donation totals from the beginning of April to the end of May. Griffith's report shows just over 98-hundred dollars. Emick's: 88-hundred. Ultimately though, Griffith's campaign shows close to 46-thousand dollars for the campaign cycle, whereas Emick's total stays under 9-thousand.
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

Emick is the Vice President for Workforce Development at Virginia Western Community College. This is the second race in as many years that Griffith's faced democratic opposition. He won the last election with close to 70-percent of the vote.
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[Boyer]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-20 TC1:58:27]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2003]


A potentially hot political contest is shaping up in Campbell County where the county's former G-O-P chairman wants to oust a two-term supervisor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Republican Rick Boyer is hoping to unseat incumbent Leroy Helferstay in the Sunburst district.
Boyer says his campaign will be about rolling back the recent 15- percent hike in real estate assessments and to promote job growth in the region.
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[SOT 16:19:33]
[IN Q=The tax hike]

((RICK BOYER/R- CAMPBELL CO. SUPERVISOR CANDIDATE: THE TAX HIKE OF 2003 WILL BE EXTREMELY PAINFUL FOR OUR SENIORS IN PARTICULAR. MANY OF OUR OLDER FOLKS LIVE ON FIXED INCOMES AND THE TAX HIKE OF 'O3 MEANS THEY'LL HAVE TO REDUCE THEIR EXPENDITURES BY FIFTEEN PERCENT IN SOME OTHER AREA OF THEIR DAILY LIFE.))
[SUPER=01-Rick Boyer/(R) Campbell Co. Supervisor Candidate]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=of their daily life.]
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[VO-NAT]


Boyer is a 28-year old drywall contractor, a life-long resident of Campbell County.
This is his first run for public office.
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[Stocks]


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


Stocks managed gains by the end of a choppy session on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/25.14/8922.95/x/12.81/1603.56;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW gained 25 points.
NASDAQ rose 13.
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[VO]
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[SUPER=273-i/0.08/6.54/h/0.25/33.50/h/0.20/16.65/i/0.09/21.79/h/0.24/6.81;]
[SUPER=274-h/0.09/7.54/h/0.44/59.89/h/0.39/38.90/h/0.20/40.71/h/0.39/52.85;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]

[Falcons]
[NEWSCAST=]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-22 TC24:30]

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


Peregrine falcons were nearly wiped out by pesticides, but now the rare birds are making a comeback.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Meghan Muldoon takes us to Richmond for this avian success story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF FALCON]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Shawn Padgett/W & M Center for Conservation Biology; :17]
[SUPER=@Meghan2; :35]
[SUPER=01-John Cogbill/McGuireWoods Managing Partner; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=MM, NEWS 7, RICHMOND]

(([NAT SOUND of mama squawking]
[RUNS= :03]


This mama peregrine falcon is not happy about all of the attention her chicks are receiving.
But the one female and two males hatched two months ago on the 17th floor balcony of a downtown Richmond office building are making history.
[SOT 00:37:54]
[IN Q=IT'S THE FIRST TIME WE'VE HAD A]

((IT'S THE FIRST TIME WE'VE HAD A PAIR OF FALCONS NEST ON A BUILDING IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. WE'VE HAD THEM NEST ON BRIDGES, MANMADE TOWERS AND THE MARSH OF EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA BUT ITS THE FIRST TIME A BUILDING PAIR. OTHER BIG CITIES HAVE THEM WE JUST HAVEN'T AS OF YET.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=JUST HAVEN'T AS OF YET.]


Once an endangered species, peregrine falcons have made a strong comeback in much of the U-S but are still a threatened species in Virginia.
This family of falcons is part of a two-decade long effort to bring the birds back to the Commonwealth.
[SOT 00:39:45]
[IN Q=THE STATE BOUGHT BIRDS.]

((THE STATE BOUGHT BIRDS. THEY RELEASED THEM ALL OVER THE STATE AND SLOWLY WE'VE BEEN GETTING BREEDING BIRDS TO COME BACK AND WE HAVE ABOUT 17 KNOWN PAIRS IN THE STATE AND THAT IS NOT A LOT. SO IT'S A PRETTY RARE BIRD.))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=PRETTY RARE BIRD.]


The chicks are expected to leave the nest and start flying in the next few days.
They have been outfitted with solar-powered transmitters and id bands so they can be tracked.
Conservationists are eager to learn where the falcons go and why so few of them survive.
The falcons, whose native homes are the cliffs of the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains, have caused quite a stir.

There has been so much interest, a website has been set up so bird-watchers can get a minute-by-minute view of the family.
[SOT 00:44:00]
[IN Q=WE'RE VERY EXCITED]

((WE'RE VERY EXCITED. WE HAVE LAWYERS IN THE OFFICE THAT HAVE TELESCOPES FOCUSED OVER HERE. WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO GO TO THE PARKS AROUND HERE AND JUST WATCH THE BIRDS FLY.))
[RUNS= :07]
[OUT Q=JUST WATCH THE BIRDS FLY.]


State conservationists are hoping that the flight of the falcons will become an annual spectacle for years to come.


Meghan Muldoon, News 7, Richmond.))
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[TAKE WDBJ WEB FS]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]

For a link to the falcon nest web site, just go to our home page at wdbj7-dot-com, then click web sites in the news.
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[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - two GW Danville baseball players are picked in the major league amateur draft. The ACC tour of duty rolls into Syracuse,
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[VO-NAT]

And Tech quarterback Bryan Randall DAREs some Roanoke elementary school students to prioritize their lives.
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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-140 14758tc]
[GRAPHIC=ACC/SYRACUSE]


The ACC is making its final stop along the Big East trail today. The nine member group that includes commissioner John Swofford, University of Maryland athletic director Debbie Yow, North Carolina State athletic director Lee Fowler and six others is wrapping up the first day of its two day visit in Syracuse. The ACC officials are scheduled to be wined and dined at a formal dinner tonight.
[GRAPHIC=SYRACUSE]

Syracuse's coaches and alumni have been the most reluctant group associated with the three schools that have been targeted for expansion.
[GRAPHIC=ACC/BIG EAST]

If the proposed expansion goes through as expected - you can look for a major battle when it comes to aligning the two divisions. At first, Florida State and Miami said they wanted to be in the same 6 team division, but now the Seminoles think they would be better served on the other side.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Dave Hart/Florida State Athletic Director; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=...TELEVISION PARTNERS."]
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[S-Bryan]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-145 1:38:58]
[GRAPHIC=Tech football]


With all of the question marks surrounding Virginia Tech's conference football future, one thing is certain. Quarterback Bryan Randall is an exceptional role model. Steve Mason tell us how the he flexed his mind rather than his muscle at Monterey Elementary's D.A.R.E. graduation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/2,134 Yards Passing, 12 TD's Last Season; :16]
[SUPER=01-Katie Kelly/Monterey D.A.R.E. Graduate; :40]
[SUPER=01-Matthew Paxton/Monterey D.A.R.E. Graduate; :46]
[SUPER=01-Amanda Tuck/D.A.R.E. Sergeant Coordinator; 1:05]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=....News 7 sports"]
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((The 140 fourth and fifth graders 16 week drug, alcohol and violence prevention course culminated with a graduation speech from a young man different from them only in years. ((BRYAN RANDALL/2,134 YARDS PASSING, 12 TD'S LAST SEASON:))
For 20 minutes, they were in Randall's world as a student, not a football player. The Sociology major carries a 3.0 GPA and attributes his balance to a four point system. H is faith, family education and football in that order. ((KATIE KELLY/MONTEREY D.A.R.E. GRADUATE:)) ((MATTHEW PAXTON/MONTEREY D.A.R.E. GRADUATE:))
Randall learned in high school that A's and B's would help him get to a big time college football program just as much as X's and O's.)) ((AMANDA TUCK/D.A.R.E. SERGEANT COORDINATOR:)) ((STEVE MASON:))

[S-VHSL]


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


This was supposed to state quarterfinal night for spring sports, but the rain is causing some problems. Many of the games set for tonight including - the James River- Castlewood softball contest, Jefferson Forest at Tunstall baseball, the Glenvar baseball game and Radford soccer were all postponed until tomorrow. However, three soccer games are on tonight. Virginia High at Blacksburg, Hidden Valley at Martinsville, and Virginia High girls at Salem.

[S-Funny]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-146]
[GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS]


Major League baseball's amateur draft is taking place today and what an afternoon it has been for two seniors at George Washington high school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Commonwealth Games; :00]

Jon Fulton, a star football and baseball player for the Eagles quarterbacked both teams. But it's his ability as a shortstop that the major league scouts like. He was taken in the third round by the Florida Marlins. Fulton is six-four and 200 pounds. Both he and teammate Kenny Lewis were selected. Lewis was picked in the fourth round by the Cincinnati Reds. Both young men already have commited to play football and baseball at Virginia Tech. We'll have to see how today's events effect that decision.
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[Police-Dog]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=jwa]
[TAPE#=03-23 TC20:44]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2- Shot]


A grocery store and a dog bone maker have teamed up to add a canine to the Roanoke City police force.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Kroger at Tower's Mall and Milk-Bone Dog Biscuits presented the K-9 unit with a check for five- thousand dollars today.
The money will cover the cost of training one dog to apprehend criminals and detect drugs and explosives.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 00:05:38 - 00:05:51]
[IN Q=There's two or three]

((JOHN HOOVER/K-9 UNIT OFFICER: THERE'S TWO OR THREE OF US THAT HAVE DOGS THAT ARE GETTING OLDER AND WE WANT TO HAVE A DOG READY TO GO, SO THIS MONEY WILL HELP US PURCHASE A NEW CANDIDATE THAT WE CAN START TRAINING NOW AND HAVE HIM READY TO GO WHEN THE CURRENT DOG RETIRES.))
[SUPER=01-John Hoover/K-9 Unit Officer]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=the current dog retires.]
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[VO-NAT]


Attending today's presentation were students from Wasena Elementary, who also got to see one of the dogs in action.
The new dog, who won the name "Charlie" in a contest among students, will be the sixth dog on the police force. (------------)