[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

What had been a matter of child neglect becomes a murder case in a disappearance of a five year old boy.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And two of the biggest shopping malls in the region are sold to an out of state firm.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=twe]
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Tonight in sports, Ryan Newman lays the hammer down at Pocono, and
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[VO-NAT]


Lance Armstrong had better do the same with just two stages left in the Tour de France.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Leo]
[SS=None]


A chilly start to our day but the temperatures did climb throughout the afternoon and this trend will continue through the weekend. I'll have your forecast. [Open]
[SUPER=#4054; News 7 at Six Headline Banner]
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[SUPER=@Keith1;]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Grayson County's Sheriff says "It was time."
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Two people are charged with killing a 5 year old boy.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young. [Logan-Bowman]
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[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-20 1:38:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Logan Bowman's mother and her ex-boyfriend have now been charged with murder.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Logan has been missing for more than six months now, and authorities believe he is dead.
[BLACKSBURG DOUBLE BOXES=Keith Shannon & Myranda/Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens joins us now with more. Keith and Shannon, a grand jury indicted
[LIVE=Myranda Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Myranda1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Cynthia Davis and her former live-in boyfriend Dennis Schemerhorn (Skim-er-horn) today each on one count of felony homicide.
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[****MYRANDA'S MIC HOT****]
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co./File Tape;]

The two have already been charged with felony child neglect and are scheduled to have separate trials later this year.

Logan was in the couple's care when he disappeared January Eighth, even though his mother, Davis, did NOT report him missing until two weeks later. At the time, investigators said they also learned through family members that Logan had also suffered from water burns and wasn't taken to the doctor.
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[LIVE=Myranda Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Davis and Schemerhorn are scheduled to be arraigned on the new charges next week.
[BLACKSBURG DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Myranda/Microwave;]

And Keith and Shannon, when I asked Grayson County Sheriff Jerry Wilson why the charges now, his response was "It was time."

[Adam-Loan]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-30 1:15:09]
[GRAPHIC=Adam Loan]


An American soldier from Covington injured in Iraq is on the road to recovery.
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[VO-NAT]


21 year old Adam Loan is in serious condition after suffering electrical burns to his hands, arms, and backside.
He was injured Tuesday night as he secured fencing around the perimeter of a house occupied by Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay.
[SUPER=03-Covington]


His mother told News 7 last night what she'll say when she finally sees her son again.
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[SOT 16:35:54]
[IN Q=We love you]

((DONNA LOAN/ADAM'S MOTHER: WE LOVE YOU. THAT'S RIGHT, WE ARE ALL GOING TO CRY. HE'S PROBABLY GOING TO CRY AND WE'RE GOING TO CRY. I WOULD REALLY BE HAPPY JUST TO HEAR HIS VOICE RIGHT NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Donna Loan/Adam's Mother]
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[OUT Q=his voice right now]
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[VO-NAT]


She got her wish around noon this afternoon.
Adam called to say he was well enough to be transported earlier than expected from Kuwait to Germany.
He will stay there for unspecified period of time before being flown to a military hospital in Texas.
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[Lewis]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-34 12:11]
[GRAPHIC=Butch Lewis]


His anonymous comments about school safety prompted complaints from some school board members.
Today, Former Resource Officer Butch Lewis and the board came together in what one participant described as a positive meeting.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]


Lewis, his lawyer and school board members met in private for over three hours this morning.
School Board Chairman Gloria Manns would not discuss specifics of the discussion, but said the session was upbeat and productive.
Lewis was reassigned to patrol duty after he admitted speaking with a newspaper reporter. He has been fighting to return to the position he held for ten years at Patrick Henry High School.
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[Koestline]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

The young man who died in a wreck on Poage Valley Road Extension May 18th may actually have been driving the Chevy Blazer, even though he was really just a passenger. Evidence introduced at a preliminary hearing for Adam Koestline (KESS-line) today indicates Koestline asked Hiawatha Boyd to take the wheel, as Koestline reached for a cell phone. The S-U-V ran off the road, careened along a fence and tumbled into a steep ravine. Seventeen year old Hiawatha Boyd, Junior, was dead. Judge Phil Trompeter certified a charge of IN-voluntary manslaughter against Koestline.

[Cycle-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=None]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Two people were injured in an accident on Route 460 in Roanoke County this afternoon. Witnesses told State Police that two motorcycles were heading east at a high rate of speed, when a car pulled across the road. Police say 19 year old Christopher Jaroszewski (JAR-oh-zoo-ski) hit the car, and 18 year old Benjamin Hartman ran off the road. Both men were charged with not having motorcycle endorsements, and Jaroszewski faces reckless driving charges. The motorcyclists were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, there is no word on their conditions.
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[Mall-Sales]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=03-29 37:06]
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Two of the region's largest shopping malls will be sold to a company based in Tennessee. C-B-L and Associates will purchase Roanoke's Valley View Mall and the River Ridge Mall in Lynchburg.
[ROANOKE DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Jenn/Microwave;]

Jennifer Wishon is at Valley View and is here to tell us more. Shannon-- The General Manager here at Valley View says she doesn't expect any major changes once C-B-L takes over.
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She says Faison Enterprises has managed the property well, but the current market is right for both a buy and a sell.

((ROLLCUE: right for both a buy and a sell))
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[SUPER=01-Louise Dudley/Valley View Mall General Manager; :00]
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[OUT Q=per square foot.]
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[IN Q=It's a good time]

((LOUISE DUDLEY: IT'S A GOOD TIME, THE MARKET IS STRONGER, SALES ARE ON THE UPSWING.))
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[OUT Q=on the upswing]

An upswing Dudley believes will only become more profitiable once C-B-L takes over.
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[SOT 1:01:15:10]
[IN Q=CBL is dominant]

((LOUISE DUDLEY/VALLEY VIEW MALL MANAGER: CBL IS DOMINANT IN THE SOUTH EAST AND THEY KNOW THAT FAISON HAS A STRONG REPUTATION FOR RUNNING WELL- MANAGED PROPERTIES AND I THINK THIS IS GOOD FOR THE SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AREA.))
[SUPER=01-Louise Dudley/Valley View Mall Manager;]
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[OUT Q=southwest Virginia area]

The company already has a presence in Southwest Virginia. C-B-L owns Orange Plaza and Shenandoah Crossing in Roanoke. And, Valley Commons off Apperson Drive in Salem. Valley View Mall is set up differently than those locations but it still fits within CBL's structure. The company's CEO says "These properties share many similarities to our other 55 regional malls, such as dominant franchises in middle markets, future expansion and leasing opportunities, strong anchor line-ups and mall sales averaging 319- dollars per square foot."))
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[LIVE=Jenn Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]

Dudley says she doesn't expect any jobs to be lost during the acquisition.
The 340- million- dollar transaction includes two other properties - one in Colonial Heights and another in North Carolina.
[ROANOKE DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Jenn/Microwave;]

Keith and Shannon the sale will take place in two parts and it expected to be a done deal by the end of the year.


[River-Ridge]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-25 1:17:48]
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In Lynchburg, the sale of the River Ridge mall appears to have barely caused a ripple.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Store owners were being notified of the change today.
Mall officials say stores and shoppers won't notice any change in the way they do business.. and that the sale shows River Ridge was a desirable property.
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[SOT 12:44:26]
[IN Q=I think it's]

((DWAYNE MARSHALL/RIVER RIDGE MARKETING DIRECTOR: I THINK ITS A VERY POSITIVE THING. AS WITH ANYTHING, WHEN SOMETHING IS GOOD, IT'S EASY TO SELL. AND RIGHT NOW WE'RE VERY GOOD, THINGS ARE GOOD AND THEY'RE NOT GOING TO TEAR THE MALL DOWN AND PUT A SUBDIVISION IN OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. THE MALL WILL BE HERE FOR THIS COMMUNITY FOR A LONG TIME TO COME.))
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[OUT Q=long time to come.]
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[VO-NAT]


Marshall says River Ridge is about 95 percent full and has just a few open stores available for lease.
The mall first opened in 1981.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


A Roanoke political activist wants to remain on the electoral board. Still ahead, why a recent ruling may prevent it.

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


And Roanoke's long history of floods may soon lead to a project that could reduce the damage from future ones.
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[Kilgore-board]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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A member of Roanoke's electoral board doesn't like the advice that the Attorney General is giving out..
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

So he's asking the AG for a do-over.
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[VO-NAT]


Carl Tinsley is one of six local electoral board members who sent a letter to Attorney General Jerry Kilgore.
Kilgore recently ruled that those sitting on electoral boards cannot work as volunteers on political campaigns.
Tinsley suggests that Kilgore, a Republican, issued the opinion because the state's electorals boards recently fell into Democratic hands.
A spokeswoman for the Attorney General denies the opinion is politically motivated.
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[SOT 23:33:19]
[IN Q=LAWS CHANGE.]

((CARRIE CANTRELL: LAWS CHANGE. SO WE NEED TO AS OUR LAWS ARE ALWAYS CHANGING WE ALWAYS NEED TO SOMETIMES REVISIT ISSUES.))
[SUPER=01-Carrie Cantrell/Attorney General's Spokeswoman]
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[OUT Q=SOMETIMES REVISIT ISSUES.]
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[VO-NAT]


Tinsley wants the Attorney General to reconsider the opinion.
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[VHDA-Loans]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-27 35:40]
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The state's home mortgage authority is dropping its family-only rule.
But a pro-family group is vowing to fight the change.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The Virginia Housing Development Authority will no longer deny low-interest home loans to unmarried couples.
Supporters say changing the rule will allow more people to pool their financial resources and buy a home.
Opponents of the rule change say it threatens family values.
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[SUPER=01-Jeff Walton/Indep. Baptist Fellowship]
[SUPER=01-Jay Fisette/VHDA Board Member; :10]

((JEFF WALTON/INDEPENDENT BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP: PUBLIC POLICY OUGHT NOT TO LEGITIMIZE THOSE RELATIONSHIPS THAT ERODE THE TRADITIONAL CONCEPT OF FAMILY. STRONG FAMILIES FORM STRONG COMMUNITIES.)) ((JAY FISETTE/VHDA BOARD MEMBER: THE GOLDEN GIRLS SHOULD BE ABLE TO QUALIFY FOR LOW INTEREST LOANS IF THOSE SENIOR WOMEN ARE NOT OF SIGNIFICANT INCOME TO DO IT ALONE.))
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[OUT Q=TO BE ABLE TO DO IT ALONE.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Family Foundation of Virginia says they will ask the General Assembly to overturn today's vote.
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[Pipeline]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=jus]
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Opponents have lost another round to block a 275 mile pipeline.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has refused to reconsider its approval of the proposed Greenbrier Pipeline Project.
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[Take Pipeline Map FS] Opponents have cited concerns about potential gas explosions and the effect on property values.
Construction on the pipeline is scheduled to begin next year and will run through seven counties in Virginia from Bland to Pittsylvania County.
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[Stocks]


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[WRITER=dse]
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Stocks drifter lower at today's open, then rocketed to a strong finish. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The Dow shot up 172 points. Nasdaq rose 29.
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[Warner]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-19 1:36:23]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]


Governor Mark Warner says he's working to increase business and technology opportunties in the state's Appalachian region.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Galax;]

Warner announced today more than 300-thousand dollars in grants to bring business, jobs and technology to Virginia's Appalachian communities. The money will help support 14-business and technology projects through the Appalachian Regional Commission.
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[IN Q=we got to]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WE GOT TO MAKE SURE...COMMUNTIES LIKE GALAX 27))
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[OUT Q=like Galax]
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[VO-NAT]

Warner says the money will also be used to support projects that will increase tourism, like the development of the Virginia Heritage Music Trail.
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[Fries-School]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-35 05:25]
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Preventing the closure of a local middle school was also on the Governor's agenda.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fries;]

Warner says his office will do what it can to improve the situation at Fries Middle School. School officials recently announced that the school will be closed temporarily this fall because of high levels of mold and bacteria. Many in the community, however, fear the closure is just an excuse to close the school for good.
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[SOT 3835]
[IN Q=i think]

((3835 I THINK THAT COMES FROM...THAT THIS SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED EVENTUALLY 51))
[SUPER=01-Tim Kirby/Fries Town Council Member;]
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[OUT Q=closed eventually]
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[VO-NAT]

During a special town meeting last night, school officials told parents and others they have no plans of permanently closing the school.
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[Flood-Project]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-17 1:58:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Planning for Roanoke's Flood Reduction Project dates back to 1968.
After decades of frustrating delays, city officials say they're closer to construction than ever before.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


They have spent the last two years acquiring property and easements along the Roanoke River.
Now they're crossing their fingers that federal funding will remain in place.
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[SOT 17:22:09]
[IN Q=We're working very closely]

((WE'RE WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES TO MAKE SURE ALL THE FUNDING IS IN PLACE, SO IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S GOING TO COME TOGETHER. SO WHILE I CAN'T SAY FOR SURE, I'M VERY OPTIMISTIC IT WILL HAPPEN NEXT SPRING.))
[SUPER=01-Phil Schirmer/Roanoke City Engineer;]
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[OUT Q=happen next Spring.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 1985]


The project would not have prevented the Flood of '85... but Schirmer (SHUR-MUR) says the project should reduce flooding along the Roanoke River by three to four feet.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=]
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Coming up, Lance Armstrong still has some work to do if he hopes to wrap up his 5th Tour de France title, Frank Beamer and the Hokies have some unfinished business before bolting the Big East, and
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[VO-NAT]


we'll set the table for Sunday's Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono.
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-153]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]


Ryan Newman captured his 5th Bud Pole of the season this afternoon at Pocono, as all four manufacturers qualified in the top five spots.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Long Pond, PA/TNT; :00]


Newman was the only driver to top the 170 mile an hour mark at the two and a half mile triangle. Jimmie Johnson who won the pole for the spring race will start next to Newman on row one. Brett Bodine failed to make the field in the Morgan-McClure ride. Now here's a look at the starting grid for Sunday's Pennsylvania 500.
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[go to qualifying boards]
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[SUPER=0107-11. Bill Elliott//12. Jamie McMurray//13. Kurt Busch//14. Mark Martin//15. Jeremy Mayfield//;]
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[SUPER=0107-16. Steve Park//17. Michael Waltrip//18. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//19. Jeff Burton//20. Sterling Marlin//;]
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[SUPER=0107-21. Jimmy Spencer//22. Dave Blaney//23. Todd Bodine//24. Greg Biffle//25. Jeff Gordon//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-26. Joe Nemechek//27. Ricky Rudd//28. Kenny Wallace//29. Johnny Benson//30. Tony Raines//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Kevin Harvick//32. Ricky Craven//33. Tony Stewart//34. Ken Schrader//35. Kyle Petty//;]
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rov/;]
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[S-Beamer]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-154 2:29]
[GRAPHIC=Tech football]


Over 50 Virginia Tech football fans were turned away at the Roanoke Valley Hokie Club dinner last night because the Hidden Valley Country Club dinning hall reached capacity. The reason; Frank Beamer. Steve Mason was there.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :07]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/86 Big East Wins at Virginia Tech; :12]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :39]
[RUNS=1:05]
[OUT Q=..news 7 sports"]
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((No one was more excited about the upcoming season Thursday night than coach Beamer. He also spoke with gratitude towards the Big East Conference, friends for life for Tech. ((:)) Beamer's motivational treasure chest is full, considering the fact his team looks forward to avenging four Big East losses from last season. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))
Coach Beamer and his Hokies, both freshman and veterans, open practice in just over two weeks. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

[S-Camp]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-152]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


NFL training camps get underway in earnest this weekend across the country and that includes Cleveland where all seven of the Browns draft picks are unsigned. Roanoke's Lee Suggs is among that bunch. The Browns held their first full team workout this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bridgewater/2002 Season; :00]


The ODAC football coaches have selected Bridgewater as the preseason favorite. Mike Clark's team went 11 and one last season with a trip to the NCAA Division Three playoffs. Hampden-Sydney was picked to finish second in the poll, while Emory and Henry was selected to come home fourth. Lou Wacker's club was just four and six last season. Washington and Lee finished five and five in 2002. The Generals were picked to finish 5th.
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[S-Tour]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-150 TC1953]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Sports]


Lance Armstrong's lead in the Tour de France was trimmed by two seconds today by Germany's Jan Ullrich setting up a time trial showdown for the title.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Saint-Maixent-L'ecole, France/OLN; :00]


Pablo Lastras of Spain won today's 18th stage at an average speed of 31 miles per hour. He completed the course in 4 hours, 3 minutes, and 18 seconds. Armstrong and Ullrich finished in a pack of riders 24 minutes behind Lastras. Armstrong's lead is now 65 seconds over Ullrich. Sunday's finish could be one of the closest in the 100 year history of the race.
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