[1-News-Head]

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

The Governor tries to fashion a soft landing for laid- off Pillowtex workers.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And the highway department is pressed into service in the deadly-serious business of bug patrol.

[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Tonight in sports, Patrick Ramsey is ready for his sophomore season in Washington, we'll go to hoops camp at Hollins College and
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[VO-NAT]


take a ten cent tour of the NFL Hall of Fame.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Brent]
[SS=None]


Above normal rainfall and below normal temperatures made many ask "Which month is it?" Temperatures warm up slightly tomorrow, but we'll keep the potential for showers. The complete forecast coming up.
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[ANCHOR=shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[WRITER=dse]
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[SOT12:14:14]
[IN Q=we're here]

((WE'RE HERE TO SAY TO THAT THE STATE WILL DO ALL WE CAN.))
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=WE CAN.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith2-Shot]

Governor Mark Warner says help for laid-off workers is on the way from all levels.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Hundreds of them line up outside the Pillowtex plant for answers.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Pillowtex]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-27 TC50:10]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The news that the Fieldale plant is gone is still sinking in for many.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Today Governor Warner met with workers answering questions and assuring them that local, state and even federal funds will be used to ease the burden of layoffs. [***PILLOWTEX IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel /BAM;]

Business Reporter Rachel Cannon has been following this story from the beginning. Rachel, what kind of reception did the governor get? Keith and Shannon, Local officials and residents are grateful the Governor recognized how much of a blow the loss of nearly one-thousand jobs is to the area.
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]

But they're also frustrated and tired of seeing textile plants and jobs leave the region. They not only want their jobs back they want to see changes in trade policy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=THIS PLANT HAS BEEN]
[SUPER=@Reynolds; :00]
[SUPER=03-Fieldale; :11]
[SUPER=01-Herman Payne/Pillowtex Employee; :19]
[SUPER=@MarkWarner; :40]
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[OUT Q=OPERATE THE FACILITY]

((
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[SOT 00:24:40]
[IN Q=this plant]

((ROSCOE REYNOLDS; THIS PLANT HAS BEEN THE LIFEBLOOD OF THIS COMMUNITY FOR MORE THAN 70-YEARS AND IT'S JUST DEVASTATING TO SEE IT HAPPEN.))
[OUT Q=HAPPEN]

State Senator Roscoe Reynolds joins Governor Mark Warner in meeting hundreds of Pillowtex workers.
Herman Payne worked at the plant for almost two decades.
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[SOT 00:21:44]
[IN Q=i've been working]

((HERMAN PAYNE/PILLOWTEX WORKER; I'VE BEEN WORKING 20-SOME ODD YEARS AND THAT'S ALL I KNOW YOU KNOW I'VE BEEN DOWN HERE IT'S GOING TO BE HARD TO START ALL OVER BUT I AIN'T GOT NO CHOICE.))
[OUT Q=NO CHOICE.]

Warner hopes to make the transition easier by providing quick access to the Virginia Employment Commission The state is also applying for national emergency funds for worker re-training and health care coverage.
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[SOT 12:14:23]
[IN Q=we'll set]

((GOV MARK WARNER; WE'LL SET UP AT THE FIELDALE COLLINSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL AND START TAKING THEIR AND GOING THROUGH THAT PROCESS NEXT WEEK.))
[OUT Q=NEXT ]

But right now many workers want to know why the plant is closing. In releases, Pillowtex cites foreign competition as a major reason. Something controlled by trade policy.
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[SOT 00:26:00]
[IN Q=policies]

((POLICIES NEED TO BE CHANGED WE NEED TO BE PROTECTING AMERICAN JOBS WE NEED TO PROTECT JOBS IN SOUTHSIDE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.))
[OUT Q=VIRGINIA.]

Governor Warner says he doesn't expect trade policies to be changed. But he says even if they did, the area still needs to look long-term and not only be prepared for manufacturing jobs but high tech, knowledge based positions too. Warner is also holding out hope for a last minute buyer.
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[SOT 12:15:13]
[IN Q=THE FIELDALE]

((THE FIELDALE FACILITY WHICH WAS ONE OF THE PROFITABLE PARTS OF PILLOWTEX THAT PERHAPS WE CAN SLICE THAT OFF AND SELL IT TO SOMEONE WHO WILL OPERATE THE FACILITY.))
[OUT Q=THE FACILITY.]))
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL BAM]

He admits the clock is ticking for that option. Once the plant is closed for 45-days, Warner says the chances of a sale are a lot less likely. Pillowtex employees are scheduled to meet with VEC workers at the local High School next week. A meeting schedule is posted on our website, wdbj7.com The Governor also addressed the water concern in Fieldale. The now closed plant provided water to some 4-hundred residents in the area
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel/BAM;]

Keith and Shannon, today the Governor declared a state of emergency and expects to get federal funds to supply water to Fieldale residents.

[Verizon]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-24 TC1:09:37]
[GRAPHIC=Verizon Contract]


Nine hundred Verizon employees in Western Virginia may soon be walking the picket line.
Their contract expires at midnight Saturday, and union leaders say they are prepared to strike.
Joe Dashiell has more on the labor dispute and the prospects for a last-minute agreement.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Negotiators were back]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Guy Angell/CWA Local 2204 President; :17]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/2000; :21]
[SUPER=01-Paul Miller/Verizon Spokesman; :33]
[SUPER=@Joe2; :56]
[RUNS=1:05]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]


((Negotiators were back at the bargaining table, but the word on the street suggested a strike is now likely.
As Verizon workers manned a picket line in Richmond, union leaders said major differences remain on job security, health insurance and other issues.
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[IN Q=Our membership does not want]

((OUR MEMBERSHIP DOES NOT WANT TO STRIKE, BUT THEY WILL IF THEY HAVE TO.))
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[OUT Q=will if they have to.]


union members walked off the job when their last contract expired three years ago.
That strike lasted three weeks and three days...
Company officials say management and retirees are prepared to step in again.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Last time]

((LAST TIME WE HAD A STRIKE WE HAD SOME DELAYS IN INSTALLATION AND SOME DELAYS IN REPAIR SERVICE. THIS TIME HOPEFULLY IF THERE IS A STRIKE, CUSTOMERS HOPEFULLY WON'T NOTICE A THING.)) ((WE'RE VERY STRONG, WE'RE READY. WE'VE BEEN PLANNING FOR SEVERAL MONTHS GETTING READY FOR THIS. WE'LL WALK OUT AND STAY OUT AS LONG AS NECESSARY TO GET A GOOD CONTRACT.))
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[OUT Q=to get a good contract.]


For now, both sides say they are still hoping for a last-minute agreement and counting down the hours to Saturday's midnight deadline.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Shell]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-23 TC1:09:56]
[GRAPHIC=Robert Shell]


A Radford photographer charged in connection with the death of one of his models is now asking for donations through his website.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/July 2;]

56-year-old Robert Shell was arrested on sexual charges in connection with the death of his assistant, 19-year-old Marion Franklin of North Carolina. Shell is accused of drugging Franklin, who was found dead in his studio June 3rd. Shell recently paid tribute to the model on his website, calling Franklin his Glass Rose. He also pledged his innocence and asked for contributions toward his defense. Shell was released on 50-thousand dollars bond earlier this month and is now under house arrest. Prosecutors say they will wait for the autopsy report before deciding if they will charge Shell with homicide.
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[4H-Fights]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC05:21]
[GRAPHIC=4H Investigation]


An arrest warrant is out for an adult chaperone who allegedly allowed 4-H campers to take part in organized fights.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./July 7;]


Franklin County Sheriff Quint Overton says 19-year-old Joe Cocke (COCK) of Bedford County faces three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor -- a misdemeanor.
Cocke's expected to turn himself in tomorrow.
Overton says the young man KNEW about the fights but did nothing to stop them.
Three younger teenage counselors are already charged with child abuse, disorderly conduct and assault.
Investigators say the teens staged fistfights between campers as young as 10 and charged admission.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


The Health Department, city governments, even VDOT are all stepping up efforts to control West Nile Virus.
Find out how next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And no computers, no big inventory, no problem.
It's been business as usual at Granny Averill's store for 60 years. Now she's being recognized for it.
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[Mosquito-Control]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC1:41:43]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


It's only a matter of time before Virginia sees its first human case of West Nile this year.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-shot]


That's why state and local officials are stepping up efforts to control the spread of the virus.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=West nile Virus]

[****ANCHOR TAG****]
As Justin McLeod discovered, they're using traps, pesticides, and even law enforcement.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Karen Saul/Virginia Dept. of Health; :21]
[SUPER=@justin1; :42]
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT; 1:10]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF WOMAN GIVING A DEMONSTRATION OF THE TRAP))
It is now a full time job to combat the West Nile Virus. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF WOMAN SHUTTING DOOR))
At least two workers from the Health Department go out every day. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF SETTING UP TRAP))
They set up mosquito traps in places where dead birds have tested positive for the virus.
[SOT 1:18:36]
[IN Q=We've had over]

((KAREN SAUL/VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: WE'VE HAD OVER, WE'VE HAD TWENTY POSITIVE BIRDS FOR WEST NILE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=in the Roanoke Valley]


The Health Department can only do so much.
That is why Roanoke is stepping up efforts to enforce a city ordinance.
It makes it unlawful for any city resident to have standing water in which mosquitos are likely to breed.
[SOT 1:28:58]
[IN Q=The Health Department]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS ALREADY RESPONDED TO MORE THAN EIGHTY COMPLAINTS SO FAR THIS SUMMER HERE IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE. WHEN IT COMES TO ENFORCEMENT, THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT LIKES TO DO EDUCATION AND ONLY AS A LAST RESORT WILL TAKE THAT PERSON TO COURT.)) [Runs13]
[OUT Q=person to court]

((NAT SOUND AT 1:04:29 OF GUY SAYING "THAT IS THE LARVAE STAGE OF THIS"))
The state is also doing its part.
For example, nine area workers from Virginia's Department of Transportation recently became certified in mosquito control.
They look for standing water on state right-of-ways.
[SOT 1:01:52]
[IN Q=If they find one]

((LAURA BULLOCK/VIRGINIA DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION: IF THEY FIND ONE OF THESE POOL OF WATER THEN THEY CAN PUT A DONGHOUT SHAPED INSECTICIDE, A PELLET INTO THAT POOL OF WATER AND IT KILLS THE MOSQUITO LARVAE BEFORE THEY HATCH.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=before they hatch]


No one expects to stop West Nile entirely but more than ever before state and local agencies are working to keep the number as small as possible.
But they can't do it alone and they don't expect to.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))
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[ANCHOR=Shannon ]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


There have been no confirmed human cases of West Nile in Virginia so far this summer.
There is however a probable case in Loudon County.

[L'burg-General]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-22 TC1:24:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


For central Virginia residents needing critical emergency medical care, help is now available in their own backyard.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Centra Health today announced that Lynchburg General Hospital has achieved Level Two trauma status.. just the third facility in the state to earn the label.
The designation means the hospital can now accept and care for patients needing advanced emergency treatment.
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[SOT 12:13:24]
[IN Q=Level Two designation]

((DR. ROBERT BASS/LGH TRAUMA CENTER DIRECTOR: LEVEL TWO DESIGNATION IS THE OFFICIAL STAMP OF RECOGNITION ON THE HOSPITAL, THE PHYSICIANS, THE NURSES' AND THE STAFF'S COMMITMENT HERE TO OPTIMIZING THE CARE OF THE INJURED PATIENTS IN OUR COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Bass/LGH Trauma Center Director]
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[OUT Q=in our community.]
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[VO-NAT]


Lynchburg General achieved Level Two status by renovating and expanding its emergency department, adding staff and equipment.
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[ Boty-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=eki]
[TAPE#=03-29 TC48:14]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Officials say they think they know the cause of yesterday's fire in Blue Ridge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


Investigators say the blaze started in the dryer of the home of 83 year old Delores Davis.
Davis and her son were out shopping when the fire began on Morning Dove Lane.
It quickly moved from the back of the house to the front causing severe damage.
Firefighters say the house is a total loss.
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[Stocks]


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


The bulls bailed on Wall Street late in the day as the market squandered big gains. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/33.75/9233.80/x/14.23/1735.14;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW closed 34 points higher.
NASDAQ gained 14.
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[Granny-Averill]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-21 TC1:16:59]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


After 96 years a woman from Low Moor is being recognized by the General Assembly, just for being herself.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Richard Lesko has more from the Averill Store in Alleghany County.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Alpha "Granny" Averill; :37]
[SUPER=@richard2; :51]
[SUPER=@shuler; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Temple Kessinger/Alleghany Chamber of Commerce; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q= News 7, Alleghany County]

(( Granny Averill is 96 years old, and is still behind the same counter of the family store that her brother-in-law bought more than 60 years ago. In the 40's she had no idea that she or the store would be around now.
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[SOT - 14:37]
[INQ=I didn't think...]

((ALPHA "GRANNY" AVERILL; I DIDN'T THINK I'D BE HERE, YOU KNOW THE OLD STORE HERE IS ABOUT TO FALL DOWN ON US. ))
[RUNS= 5]
[OUTQ=on us.]

There may not be a lot on the shelves, but you can find almost anything a household needs, but now they specialize in a brisk breakfast and lunch trade. And the down-home feel is a favorite of regulars and a few famous visitors.
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[SOT - 15:56]
[INQ=They're just carried away...]

((ALPHA "GRANNY" AVERILL; THEY'RE JUST CARRIED AWAY WITH IT. I JUST CAN'T SEE THAT. I WONDER WHAT THEY SEE THAT THEY THOUGHT WAS SO GOOD.))
[RUNS= 7]
[OUTQ=thought was so good.]

In fact more than a few people like what Granny has done for the past 60 years, including Delegate Jim Shuler and State Senator Creigh Deeds. They co-sponsored a resolution that recognizes Granny for being a daily reminder of a simpler, and less stressful time.
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[SOT - 10:17]
[INQ=This has been an...]

((DEL. JIM SHULER/(D) BLACKSBURG; THIS HAS BEEN AN INSTITUTION IN LOW MOOR FOR YEARS, THERE'S NO COMPUTERS, GOOD FOOD, GRANNY ADDS IT UP ON A NOTEBOOK PAD, WISHES YOU WELL, HOPES YOU COME BACK TOMORROW. SHE'S JUST A WONDERFUL PERSON. ))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUTQ=she's just a wonderful person.]
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[SOT - 12:25]
[INQ=It's a place to come..]

((TEMPLE KESSINGER/ALLEGHANY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE; IT'S A PLACE TO COME FOR SOME PEACE AND QUIETNESS IN YOUR NORMAL DAY OF HUSTLE AND BUSTLE. IT'S LESS STRESSFUL TO EAT HERE THAN A LOT OF FAST FOOD RESTARAUNTS. AND I THINK THAT'S APPEALING FOR A LOT OF FOLKS. ))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUTQ=appealing for a lot of folks.]

And while Averill is being recognized, she says she'll probably keep on going, even at 96.
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[SOT - 16:15]
[INQ=As long as...]

((ALPHA "GRANNY" AVERILL; AS LONG AS I'VE GOT THIS STORE, I CAN'T RETIRE. YOU SELL THIS FOR ME AND I'LL QUIT!"))
[RUNS= 6]
[OUTQ=for me and I'll quit!]

Richard Lesko, News 7, Alleghany County.))

[Sports tease ]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Coming up, we'll hit the road for Canton, Ohio and the NFL Hall of Fame, the Brickyard 400 celebrates its 10th birthday, and
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[VO-NAT]


Redskins quarterback Patrick Ramsey hopes that year number two in the NFL is a marked improvement over his rookie campaign.
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[S-Fame]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-159 701TC]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


The Pro Football Half of Fame is celebrating its 40th anniversary this week. Mike Stevens gives us a peek inside the shrine that will welcome a local man to its fold on Saturday.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Canton, OH; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joe Horrigan/Pro Football Hall of Fame Spokeman; :25]
[SUPER=@mike2; 1:06]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-Redskins]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-155 6:05]
[GRAPHIC=Redskins]


The Washington Redskins are in the midst of training camp with a second year head coach and a second year quarterback.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ashburn; :00]

Patrick Ramsey completed 117 passes for one thousand 539 yards last season and approaches this year with many goals, one of which is to ignore any hype.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Patrick Ramsey/Redskins Ssecond Year Quarterback; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=....do that"]
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[VO-NAT]


Ramsey was sacked 18 times in nine games last season and completed just 51 percent of his passes, but what a difference a year makes.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=....this year"]
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[S-Hollins]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-152 17:50]
[GRAPHIC=basketball]


The eighth annual Hollins University all stars basketball camp wrapped up today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


50 girls from third through ninth grade came out for instruction this summer. The camp is run by Hollins head women's basketball coach Karen Harvey, who works on the basics, no matter what the skill level.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Karen Harvey/Hollins Head Women's Basketball Coach; :02]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=best camps in the Roanoke Valley."]
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[S-Nascar]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-148 13240]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]


In just ten years, the Brickyard 400 has become one of the most popular stops on the Winston Cup circuit. Over 300 thousand fans will pack the place that once belonged solely to the Indy 500.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ricky Rudd/1997 Brickyard 400 Champ; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=a lot to do with it."]

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