[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Photographer Bob Shell talks about the death of model Marion Franklin, as Radford officials drop the charges against h
im ...for the moment.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And School Resource Officer Butch Lewis is back at P-H, ready to go to work tomorrow.
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[Sports-Head]


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

Tonight on News 7 sports - Jimmy Spencer gets fined and parked. The UVa football team is in a defensive mode tonight -
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[VO-NAT]

and we're in the Ville tonight to check out the Bulldogs in the Friday Football Extra spotlight.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Warming things up after a fairly cloudy weekend. The forecast story ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


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



(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 5909]
[IN Q=anyone who knows]

((ANYONE WHO KNOWS ME. WHO REALLY KNOWS ME WELL, KNOWS THE CHARGES ARE RIDICULOUS 14))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=are ridiculous]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A Radford photographer accused of drugging one of his models speaks out.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


While the charges against him are dropped for the time being.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Bob-Shell]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-28 TC56:24]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Photographer Robert Shell was facing sexual charges in the death of his model and assistant, Marion Franklin.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Franklin was found dead in Shell's Radford studio June Third of an apparent drug overdose.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Keith-Shannon/Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens joins us now with more on the new details. Keith and Shannon, it's really just a procedural matter that happens to work to Shell's advantage.
[LIVE=Myranda/FULL]
[SUPER=@Myranda1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Prosecutors decided to drop the charges for now, because they're still waiting on the results from Franklin's autopsy report. Of course that report is pretty much the basis of their whole case. In the meantime, Robert Shell says he's innocent and is ready to put the matter behind him.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bob Shell/Photographer; :00]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :12]
[RUNS=:53]
[OUT Q=coming in from everywhere]
(([SOT 5815]

[RUNS08] ((ROBERT SHELL/PHOTOGRAPHER: I'VE DONE A LOT OF SELF-ANALYSIS OVER THE LAST TWO MONTHS AND I'M FEELING A LOT BETTER BECAUSE OF THAT.)) While a self-analysis has Robert Shell looking and feeling better these days, he says the pain of losing his best friend will never go away.
[SOT 5931]

[RUNS09] ((IT WAS A LOSS THAT IN ITSELF DID MORE TO DERAIL MY LIFE THAN ANYTHING POSSIBLY COULD HAVE 40)) Shell recently paid tribute to Franklin on his website, calling her his Glass Rose. He also asked for donations toward his defense. The response, he says, has been enormous.
[SOT 5849]

[RUNS16] ((I'VE GOTTEN SUPPORT FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. DONATIONS SOME FAIRLY LARGE ONES THAT COME FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. I HAVE SO MANY EMAILS COMING IN EVERYDAY THAT I HAVE A HARD TIME ANSWERING THEM. LETTERS COMING IN THE MAIL, PACKAGES GIFTS GOOD WISHES COMING IN FROM EVERYWHERE.))))
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[LIVE=Myranda/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Shell is currently out on bond and under house arrest. His attorney is now fighting to get that order dropped as well.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Keith-Shannon/Microwave;]

But Keith and Shannon, Shell's troubles are far from over. Prosecutors say once the autopsy results are in, the dropped charges could resurface as well as a new charge of homicide.

[Roanoke-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-31 TC49:51]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Despite recent talk about school violence Roanoke City teachers are excited for classes to start. After a district-wide presentation by the School Superintendent, educators at one school say they are ready to handle the unexpected.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=There are no students in sight...]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke School Superintendent; :17]
[SUPER=@Shannon2; :37]
[SUPER=01-Rita Willis/Hall Principal; :44]
[SUPER=01-Kathleen Duncan/Teacher; :57]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=getting in touch and keeping in touch.]

((There are no students in sight, but that doesn't mean Patrick Henry High School isn't abuzz with friends catching up, comparing notes, talking about the year ahead. At a faculty meeting Monday morning, teachers got reacquainted after a pep-talk of sorts from their Superintendent.
[SOT 21:11:20-21:11:33]
[IN Q=I CAN ASSURE PARENTS...]

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: I CAN ASSURE PARENTS AND GUARDIANS AND THE PUBLIC THAT OUR SCHOOLS ARE SAFE, ORDERLY AND OFFER EXCELLENT EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=offer excellent educational programs.]

Wayne Harris's comments refer to a recent review of the school system's record of reporting violence and discipline.

Teachers say Harris's plans to implement a hotline and counseling programs are the best ways to deal with a growing student population.
[SOT 17:23:25-17:23:38]
[IN Q=Pretty much, kids...]

((RITA WILLIS/HALL PRINCIPAL: PRETTY MUCH, KIDS ARE KIDS BUT THERE ARE SO MANY STUDENTS HERE. I'VE SEEN AN INCREASE OF SMALL ACTING OUT BEHAVIORS NOT LARGE BEHAVIORS THAT WE'D HAVE TO DO A WHOLE LOT WITH.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=have to do a whole lot with.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 17:26:25-17:26:36]
[IN Q=Taking control, managing your classroom...]

((KATHLEEN DUNCAN/TEACHER: TAKING CONTROL, MANAGING YOUR CLASSROOM WELL, COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR ADMINISTRATORS, STUDENTS, GETTING PARENTS INVOLVED, HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER. IT'S NOT JUST ONE PERSON'S RESPONSIBILITY.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=not just one person's responsibility.]

The key, they say, is getting in touch with each other and *keeping* in touch.))
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[Lewis]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-30 TC1:27:53]
[GRAPHIC=]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

One of the school's three resource officers is thrilled to again be part of the Patrick Henry team. Butch Lewis will reclaim his job tomorrow. After ten years with P-H, he was reassigned to patrol duty in June after speaking out about his concerns over school violence. While on campus for a meeting Monday morning, Lewis was greeted fondly.
(///// SOT at :20 /////)
[SOT 17:30:06-17:30:10 **UNDER VIDEO** ]
[IN Q=I've gotten more hugs today...]

((BUTCH LEWIS/SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER: I'VE GOTTEN MORE HUGS TODAY THAN I HAVE IN A LONG TIME.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 17:29:48-17:29:53]
[IN Q=It's wonderful. I know...]

((IT'S WONDERFUL. I KNOW THE KIDS AREN'T LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL BUT I CAN'T WAIT 'TIL NEXT WEEK. I'M VERY EXCITED.))
[SUPER=01-Butch Lewis/School Resource Officer; :05]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=next week. I'm very excited.]
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[VO-NAT :10]

Lewis's position with P-H is temporary pending a task force's review of the School Resource Officer Program. Lewis hopes the panel will make few, if any, changes.
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[Henry-School]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-24 TC1:32:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


They're all smiles today in the Henry County school system.
Despite major budget cuts and other obstacles, the majority of students are making the grade on the state's S-O-L's.
But as Justin McLeod discovered the true test maybe just around the corner.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Genell Brown/Teacher; :13]
[SUPER=01-Sharon Dodson/Henry Co. School Superintendent; :36]
[SUPER=@justin1; :55]
[SUPER=01-Clay Watlington/Director of Facilities; 1:13]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Henry Co.]

((((NAT SOUND OF CHEERING))
There's something to cheer about here in Henry County, 80-percent of the county's schools are now fully accredited.


The state average is just 65-percent.
[SOT 11:35:05]
[IN Q=It's no big secret]

((GENELL BROWN/TEACHER: IT'S NO BIG SECRET. YOU JUST GO IN EVERYDAY AND DO THE BEST JOB YOU CAN DO AND I THINK IT'S EVIDENCE HERE IN HENRY COUNTY THAT EVERYONE IS TRYING TO DO THAT.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=to do that]


If that's true, some may wonder why the school system is then closing the very schools that are doing so well.
Figsboro and Fieldale Elementaries for example have both been fully accredited for several straight years.
Both will soon close.
[SOT 11:31:45]
[IN Q=It's important to]

((SHARON DODSON/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: IT'S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER WE TEST THE STUDENTS, NOT THE BRICKS AND MORTAR, THOSE STUDENTS WILL STILL EXIST.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=still exist]


That was the message Monday morning at an assembly for teachers and staff.
The superintendent told the crowd that despite the future closing of five schools, Henry County will continue to be ahead of the learning curve.
[SOT 11:41:20]
[IN Q=Consolidation is still]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: CONSOLIDATION IS STILL A YEAR AWAY BUT STUDENTS WILL FEEL THE EFFECTS WHEN THEY RETURN TO SCHOOL NEXT WEEK. CONSTRUCTION AT MANY OF THE SCHOOLS LIKE HERE AT CARVER MIDDLE SCHOOL IS ALREADY UNDERWAY.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=is already underway]

((NAT SOUND IF YOU HAVE IT OF CONSTRUCTION))
Similar construction will take place at several other schools throughout the year.
[SOT 11:29:42]
[IN Q=We will do this]

((CLAY WATLINGTON/DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES: WE WILL DO THIS IN PHASES AND WE WILL TRY TO DO IT IN PHASES THAT ARE AT LEAST DISRUPTIVE TO EDUCATION.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=to education]


An education that will soon undergo major changes but one many hope will continue on the path to success. (SHOT AT 11:37:45)
Justin McLeod, News 7, Henry County. ))

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


The group trying to reform Virginia's tax system thinks you should pay sales tax more often.
More on the group's recommendations next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And summer is coming to an early end at some local swimming pools.
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[Tax-reform]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-21 TC1:41:51]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Which taxes will go down and which will go up?
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


That's what the General Assembly's Tax Reform Commission was discussing today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


In the panel's second meeting, members indicated that the estate tax, car tax and food tax may be on the way out.
The panel is also proposing a one-half cent reduction in the sales tax.
But only if it is extended to services which are currently exempt, like legal fees and dry cleaning.
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[SOT 01:03:44]
[IN Q=YOU CAN HAVE DIFFICULTY WITH]

((DEL. ALLEN LOUDERBACK/(R) LURAY; YOU CAN HAVE DIFFICULTY WITH ANY OF THEM. THEY'VE ALL BEEN OUT THERE AS EXEMPTIONS AND EACH HAS A LEGITIMATE REASON TO STAY THE WAY THEY ARE.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Allen Louderback/(R) Luray; :00]
[SUPER=01-Richard Regal/Dry Cleaning Professional; :08]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=OVER AND OVER AGAIN TO HAVE THEM MAINTAINED.]
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[VO-NAT]


Applying the sales tax to services as well as goods would raise one-point-eight billion dollars a year.
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[City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-22 TC1:44:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke's financial shape is good, but one city council member wonders if it comes at a cost.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Year end revenues for the 2003 fiscal year exceeded expectations by about 3-MILLION dollars.
Real estate and property tax collections were up.
But the BIGGEST chunk of the extra income came from NOT filling vacant city jobs.
Councilman Bill Bestpitch says the savings could come at a price to citizens.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:10:42]
[IN Q=That creates extra work]

((BILL BESTPITCH: THAT CREATES EXTRA WORK FOR PEOPLE THAT REMAIN AND I'M CONCERNED ABOUT PUBLIC SAFETY. POLICE, FIRE, EMS, WHERE WE SEEM TO HAVE A HARD TIME FILLING THE SLOTS THAT WE HAVE.))
[SUPER=@Bestpitch;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=that we have.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=None]


City Council has to authorize spending of the excess 3-million dollars.
The school board is entitled to a half-million dollar share of the money.

[Drug-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Carroll County man stands accused of running a drug lab near his home.
36- year- old Ronnie Clark Bobbitt is being held in the Surry County jail, awaiting extradition.
His arrest was the culmination of an investigation last Friday.
Authorities say the lab was located in a building beside a residence on Pipers Gap Road.
It was capable of producing as much as four- thousand dollars in methamphetamines.

[Goodyear]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=netU]
[GRAPHIC=Goodyear Negot.]

An offer made by Goodyear over the weekend is in the hands of the union representing many of its workers.
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[VO-NAT 03-22 1:41:08]
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;]

The proposal was made yesterday afternoon- as both sides spent much of the weekend talking and exchanging ideas. Union employees have been working under the terms of their old contract, which expired in April. More than two- thousand employees are affected at the plant in Danville. Union officials say they will strike if necessary.
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[Stocks]


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


The bulls pushed the Dow Jones industrial average to a closing level not seen in more than a year. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/90.76/9412.45/x/37.48/1739.49;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW rose 91 points.
NASDAQ gained 37 and a half.
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[VO]
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[SUPER=273-h/0.22/5.81/h/0.56/37.20/h/0.20/18.61/i/0.13/18.60/i/0.07/6.77;]
[SUPER=274-h/0.01/9.01/h/0.66/60.95/h/0.03/35.85/h/0.20/43.79/h/0.82/58.92;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]



[Fairlawn-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-29 TC1:10:55]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A pesky insect is to blame for an accident today in Fairlawn.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fairlawn;]

It happened around noon at Viscoe and Peppers Ferry Road. State police say 67-year-old Andrew Otey of Christiansburg was trying to swat a bee, when he rammed his truck into the back of a van. 68-year-old Ralph Holmes of Radford and his daughter Cindy were sitting at the stoplight when Otey hit them. All three were taken to the New River Valley Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. Police say Otey could be charged with reckless driving.
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[Pools]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=03-27 TC1:09:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke's public swimming pools will pull the plug this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Washington Park and Fallon Park pools usually stay open until Labor Day.
But not this year.
Both pools will close for the season this Sunday.
City officials say it's hard to find enough lifeguards because most of them are back in school.
And the number of people who use the pools on that holiday weekend has been pretty low.
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[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - Jimmy Spencer is fined and suspended, Martinsville is in the Friday Football Extra spotlight,
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[VO-NAT]

and Steve Mason checks in from Charlottesville where the UVa defense is trying not be offensive this season.
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[S-NASCAR]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-156 1417TC]
[GRAPHIC=JIMMY SPENCER]


NASCAR has put the wood on the man known as "Mister Excitement." Jimmy Spencer has been suspended for a week, fined $25 thousand bucks and placed on probation for the rest of the NASCAR season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Brooklyn, MI/NBC; :00]

Spencer who drives the number 7 car this season got into a small on-track altercation with his nemesis Kurt Busch yesterday in Michigan. The problem, however, came after the race when Spencer punched Busch in the face in the garage area.
[SUPER=04-NASCAR;]

The history confrontation and often boorish behavior between these two goes all the way back to Busch's rookie season in 2001. Spencer also could face criminal charges for his latest incident. The circuit rolls into Bristol this week.
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[S-Defense]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-158 14:14]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]


One of Al Groh's jobs this preseason is to make sure all of the hype doesn't go to his players' heads. He's having no trouble keeping his defense level headed. After last year - Steve Mason says the defense has no where to go but up.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Football Coach; :12]
[SUPER=04-Last Season; :26]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :37]
[SUPER=01-Darryl Blackstock/10 Sacks Last Season; :45]
[SUPER=01-Kwakou Robinson/34 Tackles, 1 Sack Last Season; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Almondo Curry/UVa Senior Cornerback; 1:26]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=...News 7 sports"]
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((The dozen freshmen that played last year are now sophomores and the bar has been raised by the head coach, who refuses to except any excuses for poor play. ((AL GROH/UVA THIRD YEAR HEAD COACH:))
Groh's defense at times fielded two freshman up front including Kwakou Robinson and while players like linebacker Darryl Blackstock silenced the critics at times, the unit struggled on paper. ((STEVE MASON:)) ((DARRYL BLACKSTOCK/10 SACKS AS A FRESHMAN:)) ((KAWKOU ROBINSON/34 TACKLES, 1 SACK AS FRESHMAN:))
The Wahoos were 108th against the run but critics say opposing teams will attack a fast but short secondary. UVa's Defensive backs have hit the books this summer. ((ALMONDO CURRY/UVA SENIOR CORNERBACK:))
The Cavaliers return eight total starters on defense. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))

[S-Dogs]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-160 TC1238]
[GRAPHIC=Friday Football Extra]


The Friday Football Extra bus pulls into Martinsville tonight to check out the Bulldogs and Head Coach Taylor Edwards who is set to begin his 22nd season in the 'Ville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]


This year marks the 15 year anniversary of the Dogs state title in 1988, and Edwards is anxious to get his club back to prominence in the Piedmont, a year after going five and five.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Taylor Edwards/22nd Season at Martinsville; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=improve on that."]
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[VO-NAT]


Edwards welcomes back 10 starters from a year ago, including 6 on defense and just four on offense. Youth will be the theme, especially up front.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=in pretty good shape."]
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[S-FFE]


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



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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 13078] And keep in mind our 20th anniversary preseason special is this Friday night at 7pm until 8. Not only will you get to see some of the best and worst moments of the past 19 years, but we also are giving away a pair for Virginia Tech football season tickets for this season. So, be watching this Friday night at 7 - right here on Your Hometown Station.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-159 2401tc]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]

The long ball and tough pitching got the Braves and Mets wins this afternoon on their home fields.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Turner South; :00]

First to Atlanta where Gary Sheffield helped the Braves knock off the Diamondbacks 6-to-1. Sheffield ripped this one out of Turner Field and Mike Hampton picked up his 11th win of the season.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/FoxSports;]

Speaking of Mike's - Mike Piazza hit this two run homer in the first inning today as the Mets beat the Rockies 8-to-0.
It's all the runs the Mets would need as Steve Trachsel pitched a one hitter. (------------)