[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The accused killer of a Roanoke man may have reported the fatal shooting.
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[VO-NAT :05]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And a local woman with dozens of dogs says the logistics of moving could be hairy.
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[Sports-Head]


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

Tonight on News 7 sports - the Braves rough up Glavine - again. A local baseball team from Martinsville is headed to Kansas,
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[VO-NAT]

and Michael Waltrip and two other Winston Cup teams are fined $25 thousand bucks and docked points for cheating at Daytona.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Tree limbs snap off as severe thunderstorms roll through the area. It looks fairly quiet for the rest of the night.

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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=Keith 2-Shot]

The suspect in yesterday's Roanoke County murder allegedly called 9-1-1 from the victim's home to say he'd shot someone there.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A search warrant affidavit also indicates the shooting involved a dispute over less than 600 dollars.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.

[County-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=6]
[NEWSCAST=]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-23 TC48:43]
[GRAPHIC=]

Accused killer Muhammed Majeed told police, "I don't know why I did it," according to records released today.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

At the scene, the 23-year-old suspect told police that Christopher Hanes owed him five-hundred and 75 dollars. 42-year-old Hanes was shot and killed in his home. [***SHOOTING GRAPHIC IN MONITOR***]
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & RAchel /BAM;]

Rachel Cannon has new information on the murder. Keith and Shannon, Court records back up the original belief that the victim and suspect knew one as landlord and tenant.
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]

At some point, Majeed lived at one of Hanes's rental properties. Today police searched Majeed's current apartment and confiscated several items that may relate to the case.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=23-YEAR-OLD]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :14]
[RUNS=:51]
[OUT Q=SHE LEFT WITH THEM SAFELY.]

(( 23-year-old Muhammed Majeed remains in custody after being arraigned and denied bond. He faces first degree murder and a felony weapon charge in the shooting death of 42-year-old Christopher Hanes. Hanes was killed at his home on Larson Lane Tuesday morning. Records show police searched Majeeed's apartment on Garst Mill Road taking into evidence a gun case, holster, lease agreement, and computer.
Majeed had previously rented this home on Welton Avenue from Hanes. Court records say he went to the Hanes home to get his $575-dollar security deposit. Family members say Christopher Hanes let him into the house and while they were discussing the matter Majeed shot him.
They say Christopher's wife Jill heard noise and a gunshot, she asked Majeed not to hurt her children, he said they have nothing to do with this ... and she left with them safely.))
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[LIVE= Rachel/FULL BAM]

We also learned today that court records show Christopher Hanes was set to go on trial in August for a felony charge.

He was accused of not revealing he was a convicted felon when trying to obtain a firearm. The nature of that felony conviction is unknown. Investigators say they haven't found any connection to the shooting and Mr. Hanes' pending legal problems. We sought comment from the attorney who represented Hanes on that matter, but he did call back.
[TOSS ACROSS=Ketih-SHannon & Rachel /BAM;]

Meanwhile, Keith and Shannon, a preliminary hearing for the murder charges case against Muhammed Majeed is set for August 25th.


[Shallenberger]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC00:09]
[GRAPHIC=Sentencing]


The penalty phase for the man involved in a murder-for-hire scheme came to a sudden halt today, when storms knocked out power to the Pittsylvania County Courthouse.
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[VO-NAT]

Matthew Shallenberger has already pled guilty to the October murders
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./October 30;]

of Julian Lewis Junior and his 25 year old son at their Keeling home. Prosecutors say Shallenberger and another man, Rodney Fuller, joined Lewis' wife Theresa in a murder for hire scheme. During today's proceedings, attorneys on both sides argued about whether Shallenberger deserves life without parole or the death penalty.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

But once the power went out, the judge rescheduled closing arguments for Friday.



[Animal-House]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC1:08:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Roanoke woman's 57 dogs got her in trouble with the neighbors and the law.
Now, Caroline Laprad says she has the solution: She's moving.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Marya /Newsroom Pod;]


Marya Jones talked to Laprad today and has more on her plans.
Keith,
Caroline Laprad says she's found a landlord that will happily accept her AND all her dogs, too.
[LIVE= Keith /FULL NEwsroom ]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]


Her lawyer confirms she's signed the lease and is moving somewhere in Patrick County...
A place where there are NO laws limiting how many animals a person can own.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NATS: Laughter, yes, yes.]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Caroline Laprad/Dog Owner; :11 QUICK!]
[RUNS=1:04]
[OUT Q=way it's turned out.]
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[SOT 2:03:58]

((NATS: NUZZLING DOG. LAUGHS. YES, YES.)) [RUNS:02]
Caroline Laprad loves her dogs so much, she's willing to leave the home she's spent 35 years in to keep them.
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[SOT 1:53:08]

((I CAN'T BEAR TO PART WITH THEM. THEY'RE AN EXTENSION OF MY FAMILY. )) [RUNS:06]
Laprad is packing her boxes to move somewhere in Patrick County...
Somewhere where her nearest neighbor is one mile away.
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[SOT 1:52:08]

(( IT'S ON SEVERAL ACRES. THEY HAVE LOTS AND LOTS OF ROOM TO RUN IN. )) [RUNS:05]
The city gave her until next week to move or get rid of her animals.
City law limits homeowners to four dogs.
Laprad has CLOSE to 57.
And some neighbors have complained for years about odors and noise from her house.
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[SOT 1:52:22]

((WE WILL BE, I THINK, MUCH, MUCH HAPPIER WITHOUT ALL THE HARASSMENT. )) [RUNS:06]
Now, all Laprad has to do is figure out how to get her dogs to their new home.
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[SOT 1:56:08]

(( GOD PUT THEM ON THIS EARTH FOR US TO TAKE CARE OF. MAYBE I'VE GOT MORE THAN I SHOULD. BUT THAT'S JUST THE WAY IT'S TURNED OUT. )) [RUNS:10]))
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[LIVE= Keith /FULL Newsroom]


Because she has to find a way to move all those animals, Laprad is asking the city to extend its deadline a bit.
The assistant commonwealth's attorney and city attorney say they haven't received their copy of the lease yet.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Marya /Newsroom;]


But they're so grateful the problem is going away, they'll probably give her a few extra days. Keith ?

[220-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=eki]
[TAPE#=503-06 TC41:22]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

A deadly accident tied up busy Route 220 for more than two hours this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


State Police say 48 year old Albert Michael Collins of Ridgeway somehow lost control of his minivan just north of Boones Mill around 6-20 AM.
After hitting the median, the van continued into oncoming traffic where it was hit by a trailer tractor.
Collins not wearing a seat belt. The driver of the truck was not injured.
No charges have been filed.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


They're fighting bio-terrorism right here in Southwest Virginia.
And now the federal government's jumping on board.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


More on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]

[***USE NAT SOUND UNDER***]
Plus another unexpected birth at an area zoo... maybe the first of its kind in the state.
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[Elected-Scho]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=cda]
[TAPE#=03-32 TC01:07]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Roanoke school teachers want citizens to pick the city's school board members.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

As it is now, the Roanoke School Board is appointed by City Council. In many places across the state, school board members are elected by the voters. The Roanoke Education Association and the Roanoke City Retired Teachers Association want to let the voters decide which way is better.
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[SOT- 16:47:10-16:47:20]
[IN Q=Its a very very important]

((ANNITA PRICE: ITS A VERY VERY IMPORTANT DECISION AND ITS ONE THAT CERTAINLY DOES INFLUENCE EVERYONE WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE A CHILD SPECIFICALLY IN THE SCHOOLS.))
[SUPER=01-Annita Price/Roanoke Education Association President]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=specifically in the schools.]
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[VO-NAT]

Signatures are being collected to put the issue on the ballot in November. Teachers are hoping voters could have a voice in the selection process by next year.
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[Woodrum-meeting]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-18 TC2:03:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Is too much of the state's public business being conducted in private? A local lawmaker thinks so.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Delegate Chip Woodrum says he wants all political caucuses to stop meeting behind closed doors.
He is asking the Attorney General to issue an advisory on the matter.
Woodrum says "a lot of the people's business goes on" in those meetings and citizens should know about them.
House Democrats opened their caucus meetings to the public this past year.
But Republicans continue to meet in private.
A spokeswoman for the Attorney General says their office will respond to Woodrum's legal questions.
She adds that it is Jerry Kilgore's personal belief that the caucus meetings should be open.
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[Graham-Visit]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-30 TC52:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]

U-S Senator Bob Graham is hoping to rev up his campaign for president with a trip to southwest Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]

The Florida Democrat will make a pit stop in Roanoke next Wednesday. NASCAR drivers Ward Burton and Jon Wood will be campaigning with Graham at the Winners Circle NASCAR Shop-- along with Eddie Wood and Cooter Jones from the Dukes of Hazard. Later in the evening-- Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys will join the campaign.
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[SOT 03:39:29]
[IN Q=You need to ]

((YOU NEED TO REACH OUT AND TALK TO VOTERS IN ALL PARTS OF THE STATE AND SO FOR BOB GRAHAM TO COME OT SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA IN HIS FIRST TRIP AND TO HAVE A MAJOR PRESENCE HERE WHICH HE'LL HAVE NEXT WEDNESDAY I THINK IT'S EXCITING AND THE RIGHT PLACE TO START. ))
[SUPER=01-Steve Jarding/Graham Campaign Communication Director; :00]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=TO START. ]
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[anchor=Shannon]
[SS=None]

Graham will be at the Winners Circle NASCAR Shop from five to seven P-M. Music with Ralph Stanley is scheduled for eight P-M at the Coffee Pot. The campaign is asking for a 50- dollar donation.

[Bioinformatics]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-29 TC19:02]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


Virginia Tech will continue to play a role in the nation's fight to end terrorism.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/December 2002;]

The Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Tech received a seven million dollar federal grant today through the U-S House of Representatives. The money will enable Tech to continue its work to create a national database of information for biological security threats, also known as a Global Pathogen Portal. Virginia Tech is one of the nation's leading institutions on biological threat research.
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[Stocks]


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


Investors cashed in profits following two days of gains. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/66.88/9156.21/x/1.06/1747.52;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW fell 67 points.
NASDAQ gained a point.
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[VO]
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[SUPER=272-i/0.10/34.70/i/0.28/15.92/i/0.11/7.33/i/0.50/62.71/i/0.43/28.38;]
[SUPER=273-h/0.08/5.33/h/0.28/32.38//Unchg/17.50/i/0.31/19.41/h/0.37/7.47;]
[SUPER=274-h/0.44/8.98/i/0.57/60.98/i/0.70/38.81/i/0.39/41.33/i/0.94/55.76;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]

[Dinosaurs]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-20 TC1:06:24]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Dinosaurs really are NOT extinct, at least not in one near-by community.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Richard Lesko says Glasgow is getting a far-flung reputation as a dino-friendly town.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Glasgow; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mark Cline/Artist; :20]
[SUPER=01-Ray Berkstresser; 33 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=@richard1; :48]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=News 7, Glasgow.]
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[SOT]
[INQ=She's got the eyes...]

((SHE'S GOT THE EYES, DOES IT LOOK GOOD UP HERE?))
[RUNS= 4]
[OUTQ=good up here?]

On April First, dinosaurs invaded the town of Glasgow, and now it's happened again. Artist Mark Cline has unveiled three of his latest creations, and is finding out the dinos have found a home.
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[SOT - 1:09:57]
[INQ=When you see a dinosaur...]

((MARK CLINE/ARTIST; WHEN YOU SEE A DINOSAUR IN ITS PROPER SETTING, LIKE A DISPLAY, IT'S NICE. BUT WHEN YOU SEE IT HERE IT'S SOMETHING A LITTE EXTRA, SPECIAL. PEOPLE REALLY TAKE NOTICE TO IT.))
[RUNS= 9]
[OUTQ=take notice to it.]
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[SOT - 52:37]
[INQ=We'll see...]

((WE'LL SEE ABOUT GETTING ONE FOR YOUR YARD, MAYBE ONE COMING OUT OF A TAR PIT.))
[RUNS= 5]
[OUTQ=tar pit.]
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[SOT - 53:22]
[INQ=I think it's neat...]

((RAY BERKSTRESSER; I THINK IT'S NEAT WHAT HE'S DOING DOWN HERE. KINDA LIKE TO HAVE ONE IN MY YARD.))
[RUNS= 6]
[OUTQ=have one in my yard.]
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[SOT - 1:02:33]
[INQ=I like them in...]

((I LIKE THEM IN THE OTHER YARDS, THE BUSINESSES, I LIKE THEM THERE.))
[RUNS= 6]
[OUTQ=them there...]
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[SOT]
[INQ= - 1:16:31]

((RICHARD LESKO/RLESKO@WDBJ7.COM; NOW THESE DINOSAURS AREN'T JUST FOR PEOPLE IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY TO SEE, IN FACT THE TOWN HAS GOTTEN CALLS FROM AS FAR AWAY AS ALABAMA FROM PEOPLE WANTING TO MAKE SURE THAT THE ANIMALS ARE STILL HERE.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUTQ=animals are still here.]

In the first two months that the dinosaurs have been resurrected in Glasgow, the townspeople have grown used to the fiberglass creatures, and now Glasgow is promoting itself as the Town that Time Forgot, to try to lure more dollars from other nearby tourist attractions.
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[SOT - 1:13:24]
[INQ=I would hate to see...]

((I WOULD HATE TO SEE TRAFFIC CONGEST THIS TOWN, BUT IF IT CAN HELP BRING IN A FEW EXTRA DOLLARS TO HELP THE TOWN PEOPLE, WHY NOT?))
[RUNS= 7]
[OUTQ=why not?]
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 1:12:30]
[INQ=The people in the town...]

((MARK CLINE/ARTIST; THE PEOPLE IN THE TOWN LOVE "THEIR" DINOSAURS, THEY'VE COME UP AND THANKED ME FOR BRINGING THEM HERE, FOR ME IT'S ALL IN A DAY'S WORK.))
[RUNS= 8]
[OUTQ=all in a day's work.]

Richard Lesko, News 7, Glasgow.))

[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on the Big 7- the Braves win their 6th straight. Three Winston Cup teams lose points and cash for cheating in the Pepsi 400,
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[VO-NAT]

and the Tiger Woods foundation and now reached one million children in its effort to provide thsoe in need with scholarships.
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[S-Daytona]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-151 235tc]
[GRAPHIC=Daytona]

The Winston Cup teams have been fined and docked points for cheating in the Pepsi 400 this past Saturday night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00]

Michael Waltrip was fined $25 thousand bucks and he lost 25 points for having an unapproved carbeurator on his car. Kyle Petty also lost $25 thousand dollars and 25 points for using unapproved jacking bolts. And Morgan McClure racing and their driver that night Stacy Compton lost points and received a $25 thousand dollar deduction for having an illegal fuel cell.
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[S-Braves]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-143 15454TC]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


The redhot Atlanta Braves continued their winning ways this afternoon by recording their 6th straight victory.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/ESPN-Braves; :00]

The afternoon the Braves feasted on the offerings of their former teammate Tom Glavine. In the first - Chipper Jones will drop in for a run scoring single on the right baseline. Rafael Furcal will score to make it 1-to-nothing Braves. Andruw Jones would then lace one up the middle and plate Gary Sheffield from third. It was 3-to-nothing after an inning. Then in the 6th, Julio Franco hit this two run homer off of Glavine to plate Javy Lopez and seal the victory.
[super=35-Atlanta/6/New York/3;]

The Braves beat the Mets 6-to-3. Glavine is now 6-and-9 with three of those losses coming to the Braves.
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[S-Series]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-146 TC20112]
[GRAPHIC=Baseball]


The Martinsville Trenchers Under-11 AAU Baseball team is headed to the World Series in Kansas this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]


For Coach Willie Martin, the trip will be a family affair. Both his son and nephew are on the 13 man team, which has a direct link to the last squad from Martinsville to play in a World Series.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Willie Martin/Trenchers Coach; :06]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=relive those dreams for us."]
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[anchor=mike]
[graphic=baseball]


The Trenchers leave for Kansas on Friday. The tournament opens on Sunday.[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-150 4:28]
[GRAPHIC=Tech football]


The Virginia Tech football program should find out in the next month where the Big East picks them in the pre-season conference poll. The Big East football media day is in 15 days.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


One ESPN pre-season poll has the Hokies ranked ninth in the nation. Four ACC teams are rated in the top 16 in that poll, something Tech coach Frank Beamer expected.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/160 Wins as A College Head Coach; :05]
[RUNS=:33]
[OUT Q=...best football conference"]
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[VO-NAT]

Beamer is also quick to point out that many of the ACC teams are not waiting for the Hokies and Canes to make better their football programs.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=.....getting better"]
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[S-Tiger]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-142]
[GRAPHIC=Tiger Woods]


Tiger Woods rarely gives back any shots on the golf course, but he IS giving back to charity in a big way. The Tiger Woods Foundation has teamed up with Target stores for the "Start Something" Youth Program for kids 8-17.
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[VO-NAT]


Janette Saldana was the one millionth youngster to sign up for the program. She got to meet Tiger and shared her dream of becoming an architect. Saldana is working with a local architect to create a landscape design model for a housing complex in her hometown of Lindsay, California. The "Start Something" program has awarded more than 650 thousand dollars in scholarships.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Tiger Woods/World's Top Ranked Golfer; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=chase after their goals."]
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[White-Tigers]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-14 TC4:23:45]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Two births at Natural Bridge Zoo are being hailed as rare.
[ANCHOR=shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT :26]
[SUPER=03-Natural Bridge;]

The white tigers were born July first. The male and female are the first for parents Mohan (MOE-hahn) and Jasmine and, according to zoo officials, are the first white tigers born in Virginia. The cubs are being bottle fed and kept seperate from their parents. The zoo says the births were unexpected. The cats will stay at the Natural Bridge Zoo for at least a year and may may eventually be entered into a white tiger breeding program.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Snow-Leopards]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-34 00:14]

[GRAPHICNone]
[///// WIPE WIPE WIPE /////]

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[VO NAT :29]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The *snow leopard* cubs at Mill Mountain Zoo are beefing up. The cats were weighed this morning for the third time since being born two weeks ago. Both were right around two and a half pounds, with the female tipping the scales slightly more than her brother. After the weigh-in, zoo keepers painted the cubs' feet with non-toxic paint, and took their "fingerprints". The resulting markings will become part of a piece of artwork to benefit a zoo fundraiser. (------------)