[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Pillowtex is hanging on... for now, but workers aren't sure what to expect.
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[VO-NAT]

And using the school buses as rolling billboards to lure substitute teachers.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


In sports, we will take you to Ohio for Cleveland Browns NFL camp and a chat with former Hokie Chad Beasley, The Cowboys have a quarterback controversy brewing,
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[VO-NAT]


and words from Redskins coach Steve Spurrier, no longer a rookie coach in the NFL.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Showers are popping up but they are rather isolated at the moment. An increase in coverage later tonight and tomorrow. Details ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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[SOT 00:07:17]
[IN Q=YOU DON'T]

((YOU DON'T KNOW WHETHER YOU'RE GOING TO GO BACK TO WORK OR NOT. YOU JUST WONDER ABOUT YOUR FUTURE, YOU KNOW.))
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=FUTURE, YOU KNOW]
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[VO-NAT]

The future is uncertain for workers at a Henry County textile plant. The company is telling them not to show up for work.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=News 7 @ 6]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry. Shannon is off tonight.

[Pillowtex]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-17 TC2:00:33]
[GRAPHIC=NEws7 @6]

Henry County officials say the news is not good but they're still hopeful Pillowtex can work through its financial difficulties. The textile company once again negotiated an extension on its bank loans. Now the community that relies on its operation is reacting to continuing rumors it's set to close.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Rachel /Newsroom;]

Business Reporter Rachel Cannon has been following this story. Rachel, what is being done to try to save these jobs?
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL NEwsroom]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]

Keith, local officials say they're doing everything they can by calling the plant's management. Local politicians say even Governor Mark Warner has made calls to North Carolina's Governor where Pillowtex is based.

But in the end, it's uncertain if any of that will work.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Pillowtex employee]
[SUPER=01-Lindia Boothe/Pillowtex Worker; :09]
[SUPER=03-Fieldale/Yesterday; :17]
[SUPER=01-David S. Davis/Henry Co. Board of Supervisors Chairman; :30]
[RUNS=1:00]
[OUT Q=IF WE CLOSE.]

(( Pillowtex employee Lindia Boothe has seen a lot of sun this summer. She's been out of work as a weaver at Pillowtex for seven weeks.
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[SOT 00:06:59]
[IN Q=they call]

((LINDIA BOOTHE/PILLOWTEX WORKER; THEY CALL US ON A WEEKLY BASIS AND TELL US WHETHER OR NOT TO RETURN TO WORK AND SO FAR I HAVEN'T RETURNED.))
[OUT Q=RETURNED.]

Boothe is among at least a thousand workers who stand to lose their jobs permanently if the plant closes. Something this small community of Fieldale and surrounding Henry County are not in a position to weather.
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[SOT 00:07:50]
[IN Q=it's going]

((IT'S GOING TO DEVASTATE A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE A WHOLE LOT OF WORKERS THAT WORK THERE.))
[OUT Q=THERE.]
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[SOT 00:11:19]
[IN Q=YOU KNOW WE'RE]

((DAVID S. DAVIS/CHAIRMAN HENRY CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS; YOU KNOW WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A 1-THOUSAND 12-HUNDRED WORKERS AT THAT AREA THAT WILL REALLY RAISE OUR UNEMPLOYMENT HERE LIKE I SAID WE'RE ALREADY ECONOMICALLY DEPRESSED ALREADY.))
[OUT Q=ALREADY]

Davis believes its closure could bring Henry County's unemployment rate to double digits. But he remains hopeful the company can make a deal with banks or a buyer.
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[SOT 00:11:07]
[IN Q=i'm not]

((I'M NOT GOING TO SAY IT'S A MIRACLE BUT HOPEFULLY THEY WILL WORK IT OUT. ))
[OUT Q=WORK IT OUT.]

Lyndia Boothe continues to draw unemployment, realizing her options are limited.
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[SOT 00:09:03]
[IN Q=there's not]

((THERE'S NOT NOTHING AROUND HERE ANYMORE ESPECIALLY IF WE CLOSE. ))
[OUT Q=IF WE CLOSE].))
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[LIVE=Rachel /FULL NEwsroom]

The union for Pillowtex employees held a conference call earlier this afternoon. Details of that call have not been released But Keith, as we mentioned earlier,
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Rachel /NEwsroom;]

once again a deadline looms for Pillowtex. Their loan extensions extend through Thursday.


[L'burg-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-27 TC39:36]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Six weeks after he was involved in a fight outside a Lynchburg hotel, a Pittsylvania County man is dead and his alleged assailant is charged with murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Police say early on the morning of June 14th, 31-year-old Gary Webb of Hurt was cut on the face and arm in the parking lot of the Radisson hotel.
Webb reportedly lost a great deal of blood and never regained consciousness... he died Saturday morning.
38-year-old Keith Henry Booth is now charged with murder.
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[SOT 15:29:30]
[IN Q=They had actually]

((WAYNE DUFF/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THEY HAD ACTUALLY GONE THERE TO THE EVENING ESTABLISHMENT THAT'S INSIDE OF THE RADISSON AND ACTUALLY ENDED UP AT THE SAME PLACE TOGETHER. APPARENTLY THEY HAD HAD SOME ALTERCATIONS OR WORDS IN THE PAST, SO THIS WASN'T JUST TWO STRANGERS COMING TOGTHER, THEY DID HAVE A HISTORY TOGETHER.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Duff/Lynchburg Police Department]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=a history together.]
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[VO-NAT]


Booth is being held without bond.
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[Walton]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-20 TC1:40:31]
[GRAPHIC=Percy Walton]

His fellow death- row inmates call him "Crazy Horse." But Percy Levar Walton denies he's crazy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

A federal judge has spent all day hearing evidence from opposing psychiatric experts, on whether Walton is mentally competent to be executed.
[SUPER=03-Danville/1997]

Walton was convicted of killing three of his neighbors in Danville. He pled guilty to capital murder and said he deserved the electric chair. Now the experts say he's schizophrenic, lives in a "very bizarre" world, pacing his cell, staring into space, refusing to take a shower, laughing at inappropriate times. Some say he may not understand what it means to be put to death. Doctor Anand Pandurangi (ah-NAND pan-da-RAN-gee) says Walton sees death as transient or temporary, that he hopes to come back to live the good life in a shopping mall, get a job at Burger King and have a motorcycle.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]

When Walton is pressed for a reason he chose "the chair" over lethal injection, his typical answer is "I don't know. I don't even know." The judge was still hearing evidence at six o'clock.

[Concord-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-23 TC1:06:53]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


Alcohol and speed may have been factors in a crash that killed a man in Appomattox County this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox Co.]


Emergency crews were called to Route 608 near Concord around 1:45.
State police say the driver was headed south when he ran off the right side of the road, spun around and hit a tree.
He was killed instantly. No one else was involved in the crash.
Authorities have not released the victim's name.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Campbell-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[TAPE#=03-34 TC17:52]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


An Evington man was killed when his tractor was hit by a car on Route 29 in Campbell County this morning.
State police say 75-year-old Albert Cox Junior was driving in the right-hand southbound lane around 8:30 when his tractor was hit by another car.
The impact threw Cox from the tractor. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Lynchburg General Hospital.
The other vehicle was driven by 29-year-old Wendy Brumfield of Gretna. She was treated and released for minor injuries.
Police say Brumfield lost control of her car. No charges have been filed.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[581-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
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[TAPE#=03-19 TC1:39:31]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A Roanoke woman will face charges after a rollover accident off Interstate-581 this morning.
State Police say 24 year old Jennifer Florney missed the exit for Hershberger Road and tried to get over at the last minute.
She then struck an embankment causing her Honda Civic to flip over on the exit ramp.
Firefighters had to cut her out of the vehicle. Her three year old daughter was strapped in a car seat and was not injured.
Florney suffered minor injuries, she will be charged with unsafe lane change.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


One area city hopes to end the controversy over alcohol sales tonight.
A live report on that is next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


And Miss Virginia gets a hero's welcome in her hometown... and has her sights set on Atlantic City.
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[Radford-Alcohol]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-24 TC1:00:10]
[GRAPHIC=Alcohol Sales]

The debate over an alcohol ordinance in Radford may soon come to an end. City council is expected to vote on the ordinance tonight.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Myranda/Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens tells us what we can expect at tonight's meeting.
[LIVE=Myranda/FULL]
[SUPER=@Myranda1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Keith, this debate has been going on for several weeks now, and there's even been a few twists and turns since the ordinance was first introduced.
But officials say they're ready to put the matter to rest and they plan to do so tonight.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Radford/File Tape; :06]
[SUPER=04-June 24; :24]
[SUPER=01-Kenny Goodyear/Radford Parks & Recreation Director; :37]
[RUNS=1:02]
[OUT Q= the deciding vote]
(([SOT 5951]

[RUNS05] ((FROM WHAT YOU HEAR IN COUNCIL...VOTE IT UP, VOTE IT DOWN AND JUST MOVE ON TO OTHER ITEMS 56)) The proposed ordinance would allow vendors to sell beer and alcohol in restricted areas of Bissett Park, Riverside Park and the city's new Recreation Center during non-city events. The ordinance passed a first reading last month by a 3-to-2 vote, but, never went beyond that. [INSERT VIDEO OF MEETING] In a surprise move, Radford Vice-Mayor Gail Collins, who voted in FAVOR of the ordinance, told council she wanted to look into the possibility of allowing the residents to decide through a referendum.
[SOT 39]
[RUNS=13]

((KENNY GOODYEAR/RADFORD PARKS AND REC DIRECTOR: CITY ATTORNEY LOOKED AND FOUND OUT THAT IT WOULD REQUIRE CHANGES I THINK IN RADFORD'S CITY ORDINANCE AND IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A COUPLE OF YEARS I THINK BEFORE ANYTHING COULD'VE COME ABOUT THAT 52)) [MORE MEETING VIDEO] Today, the referendum and Collins and are both out of the picture. Collins recently stepped down from council to serve as Interim Commissioner of the Revenue. [BACK TO PARK VIDEO] Her replacement, former council member Bill Yerrick may now have the deciding vote... ))
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[LIVE=Myranda/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Now opponents have started up a petition to stop the ordinance from being passed, and we're told they've collected about 12-hundred signatures.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Myranda/Microwave;]

And Keith while the petition can not change anything legally, many residents are hoping it will sway some of the council members' votes.

[Jail-Break]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-25 TC1:21:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Deputies in Botetourt County say they thwarted a jailbreak at the jailhouse door.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./2001;]


Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle says inmate Sterling Dawson attacked a jailer and took her keys and radio Saturday when she was returning him to his cell.
She and two other deputies tackled Dawson before he got to the front door.
Two deputies were treated for scratches and bruises.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Dawson was convicted of robbing motels and was waiting to be transferred to prison to serve his sentence.
The Sheriff says he's been moved to the Roanoke City jail and now faces new charges stemming from the attempted jailbreak.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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Stocks ended a choppy session mixed. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/18.06/9266.51/x/4.64/1735.34;]


The DOW fell 18 points.
NASDAQ rose five.
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[Sub-Teachers]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=eki]
[TAPE#=03-22 TC1:20:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It may still be hot out there but the kids will be back to school in about a month.
Meanwhile those big yellow buses are being used for more than just transporting children to school.
Intern reporter Elyce Kirchner looks at how Roanoke's school are revving up for the fall.
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[IN Q=Roanoke city schools are..]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Scott Meadows/ Roanoke City Schools Spokesperson; :18]
[SUPER=01-Barry Bedwell/ Roanoke City School Teacher; :47 QUICK!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Elyce Kirchner/Reporting; :58]
[RUNS=1:11]
[OUT Q=Elyce Kirchner News 7 Roanoke.]

((NAT SOUND BURST- Teaching 10.38
( )Roanoke schools are trying to be competitive. In the past, they have had problems enticing substitute teachers to wo

rk in the city. Now using school buses to advertise for substitute teaching jobs that may be changing.
[SOT 3.14- 3.20]
[IN Q=It's a non-tradition..]
(SCOTT MEADOWS/ ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS SPOKESPERSON: IT'S A NON TRADITION WAY TO ATTRACT TEACHERS OR TO ATTRACT EMPLOYEES

TO OUR SCHOOL DIVISIONS. ) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=to our school divisions.]

Two school buses are parked around the city and driven around to get the word out. The school board also increased the pay from 65 to 85 dollars a day.
[SOT 4.37-4.42]
[IN Q=We increased it to remain..]

((SCOTT MEADOWS/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS SPOKESPERSON: WE INCREASED IT TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE OR TO KEEP US COMPETITIVE WITHIN THE AREA. AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WE HAVE DONE. )) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=what we have done.]

Aggressive marketing strategies and pay increases are making substitute teaching in Roanoke more appealing to people like Barry Bedwell. But it's not just the money.
[SOT 9.48-9.53]
[IN Q=It is a very...]

((BARRY BEDWELL/ ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL TEACHER: IT IS VERY FULFILLING TO TOUCH THE LIVES OF NOT ONLY THE STUDENTS BUT THE PARENTS AND MY COMMUNITY.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=the parent and my community.]
[SOT 28.48]
[IN Q=To be a substitute teacher..]

((ELYCE KIRCHNER/REPORTER:TO BE A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OLD. AND A VALID TEACHING LICENSE IN VIRGINIA ALONG WITH A FOUR YEAR COLLEGE DEGREE IS PREFERRED. ROANOKE CITY OFFICIALS SAY SUB APPLICANTS HAVE ROUGHLY DOUBLED SINCE LAST YEAR. ELYCE KIRCHNER NEWS 7 ROANOKE.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=Elyce Kirchner News 7 Roanoke.]))



[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Is there a quarterback controversy brewing in Dallas? Words from Redskins coach Steve Spurrier,
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[VO-NAT]

and our NFL training camp stops also takes us to Ohio, for a chat with former Hokie Chad Beasley who is trying his hand at a new position.
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[S-Skins]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-149 1:44:42]
[GRAPHIC=Redskins]


The Washington redskins a reported for training camp yesterday and began practice today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ashburn; :00]


Second year coach Steve Spurrier should be more involved in game planning, defense and special teams this season and he should have a better grasp of the league and his team in his second season in the NFL. The former Gator coach struggled last year at judging talent but he feels all areas of the Skins are better.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Steve Spurrier/Redskins Second Year Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=....coach better"]
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[S-Chad]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-159 28TC]
[GRAPHIC=BROWNS CAMP]

It's often said that the NFL is a business and not a game. Former Hokie Chad Beasley learned that the hard way last season. Mike Stevens has more on a second generation professional who understands why business folks warn that "It's a jungle out there."
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[SOT]
[IN Q=STANDUP]
[SUPER=@mike1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chad Beasley/Browns Offensive Tackle; :21]
[SUPER=03-Berea, OH; :37]
[SUPER=04-1999 Season; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:49]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[ANCHOR=STEVE]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD BROWNS CAMP]

Tomorrow night we'll check in with Ben Taylor who has gone from injured reserve to a starter in a matter of months.

[S-NFL]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-160 2:52]
[GRAPHIC=none]



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[VO-NAT WIPE TO #ENG!!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX; :00]


There is excitement in the Dallas air now that Bill Parcells has the reins. But even the master doesn't know if Quincy Carter or Chad Hutchinson is the Cowboys starting quarterback.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bill Parcells/Cowboys Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=...easy game"]
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[S-Baylor]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-150 2:39]
[GRAPHIC=Basketball]


Authorities have positively identified the remains of Baylor University Basketball player Patrick Dennehy. Today Baylor's coach Dave Bliss expressed extreme grief by his players death.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dave Bliss/Baylor Men's Basketball Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=.....to die"]
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[S-Hockey]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-156 TC447]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


The Roanoke Express was the host team for the ECHL jamboree over the weekend. The league will raise the curtain on its 16th season in just a few months. The ECHL has lost several teams recently for financial reasons, but hopes to right the ship with a simple game plan.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Pat Kelly/ECHL Commissioner Emeritus; :00]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=a lot of people in hockey."]
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[Miss-Virginia]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-21 TC1:10:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


She may not have the Miss America crown, yet, but this year's Miss Virginia now has the key to the City of Martinsville.
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[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]

Officials presented Nancy Redd with the key and a number of others gifts at a ceremony today. The Southside native, who won the Miss Virginia pageant as a representative of Henry County and Martinsville, says she's proud of her hometown.
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[SOT 00:09:15]
[IN Q=I ENCOURAGE]

((NANCY REDD/MISS VIRGINIA; I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE FROM A SMALL TOWN OR FROM AN AREA THAT THEY FEEL STRONGLY ABOUT TO STAY IN THE AREA TO HELP IT GROW AND NOT MOVE ON BECAUSE IF YOU MOVE ON AND DON'T HAVE A STRING FOUNDATION, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO, WHO ARE YOU GOING TO LEAN ON WHEN YOU NEED HELP.))
[SUPER=01-Nancy Redd/Miss Virginia 2003;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=NEED HELP]
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[VO-NAT]

Redd heads to Atlantic City in September to compete for the Miss America title. The last Miss Virginia winner from Southside to go the competition was in 1981. Redd says she is preparing by exercising, practicing her interviewing and believing in herself. (------------)