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Coming up on News 7-
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What is law enforcement worth? That's the question in one county where the sheriff's department and some citizens say a raise is in order. Plus, Virginia's Democrats say the Vice President's visit to Roanoke today was hypocritical. And many local voters will be learning about more than the issues in advance of the Presidential election.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.

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Sheriff's deputies on food stamps? It's a reality in one southside community.
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[SOT 15:23:44]
[IN Q=It's a slap in the face]

((ELTON BLACKSTONE: IT'S A SLAP IN THE FACE TO THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO WE HAVE SERVING AS SHERIFF'S OFFICERS.))
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[OUT Q=as sheriff's officers]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young. Jean is off tonight.


[Pitts-Budget]


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Some say it is a crime.
Sheriff's deputies in Pittsylvania County are among the lowest paid in the area and the sheriff says they need a raise to survive. [***DEPUTY DOLLARS GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod attended a public hearing on the issue tonight. So Justin how much of a raise are they asking for?
Shannon, they would like a nine percent raise.
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That would put them comparable to other law enforcement agencies in the area.
County leaders agree deputies deserve more dollars, but say that's easier said than done.
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[SUPER=01-Harold Plaster/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff; :12]
[SUPER=01-Coy Harville/Board of Supervisors Chairman; :49]
[SUPER=01-Danny Tate/Pittsylvania Co. Resident; 1:07]
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[OUT Q=THE WHOLE COUNTY OF PITTSYVLANIA COUNTY]

((((NAT SOUND OF DEPUTY OR RADIO))
It is their duty to protect and serve, a job that means big sacrifices and some say very little pay.
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[IN Q=It's an embarassment really]

((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF: IT'S AN EMBARRASSMENT REALLY. YOU KNOW THEY PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE EVERYDAY.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=on the line everyday]


And they're having trouble making ends meet.
The starting salary in Pittsylvania County is nearly 24-thousand dollars.
As a result, the department has lost 12 deputies in the last three years.
[SOT 14:48:14]
[IN Q=They can go to]

((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF: THEY CAN GO TO STATE POLICE. THEY CAN GO TO OTHER PLACES AND START OUT ROUGHLY THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS MORE THAN THEY ARE MAKING HERE.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=ARE MAKING HERE]


The sheriff says the solution is a nine percent raise which would cost the county about 350-thousand dollars.
But the proposed 118 million dollar county budget currently has no raises for sheriff's deputies.
[SOT 15:13:56]
[IN Q=Right now]

((COY HARVILLE/BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: RIGHT NOW WE HAVE TO HOLD OUR LINE UNTIL THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTS TO SEE WHAT FUNDING WE CAN GET TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=make that happen]


Some citizens say it needs to happen regardless of whether more funding comes from Richmond.
At a public hearing Monday night, they made their case that's its a public safety issue.
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[IN Q=Do you know]

((DANNY TATE/PITTSYLVANIA CO. RESIDENT: DO YOU KNOW THAT MANY DAYS AND NIGHTS THERE ARE ONLY 3 OFFICERS WORKING THE WHOLE COUNTY OF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY?)) [Runs:05]
[OUT Q=OF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY]))
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Typically there should be seven deputies on each shift.
The sheriff says it is a concern but hasn't reached alarming rates just yet.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM;]


Shannon, the county budget calls for no tax increases so unless Richmond increases funding, the chairman of the Board of Supervisors says it will be unlikely the deputies will get a raise this year

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Roanoke's budget is growing by 7 million dollars but taxpayers won't have to pay any more to cover the increase.
City leaders say the increase can be covered by a growing tax base, instead of new or higher taxes.
They also say teachers can expect an average raise of three percent.
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Meanwhile, Radford city council *is* considering a few tax and fee increases. If approved, a pack of cigarettes would cost an extra 15 cents. Officials estimate the tax could mean an extra 50-thousand dollars a year. Council members are also thinking about increasing electric rates, which could generate another 60-thousand dollars. Officials say the tax increases may not be necessary. It all depends on what legislators decide to do with the state budget.
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[State-Budget]


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That state budget still appears to be a way off.
A Senate counterproposal to a House tax plan will *NOT* be ready tomorrow as intially expected.
Senate leaders worked the telephones over the weekend and today tried to draft a tax package favorable to middle-of-the road Democrats and Republicans in both the House and the Senate.
Full afternoon Senate and House sessions were scheduled for tomorrow, but late today they were reduced to ``pro forma'' sessions.
No business will be conducted at the sessions, which involve only a handful of legislators.

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The Bush administration appears to be backing off a plan to cut overtime benefits for some workers.
Republican officials say, under revised regulations, white-collar workers who earn up to 100-thousand dollars a year would still be able to get overtime benefits.
Police and firefighters would also receive extra pay for working more hours.
The proposal guarantees overtime for lower-wage workers, too.
Under the initial proposal introduced last year, the Labor Department said 644-thousand white-collar workers could have lost overtime protection, and one-point-three million workers gained it.

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Vice President Dick Cheney returned to Roanoke this morning to stump for ninth district congressional candidate Kevin Triplett.
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In his second visit to the valley in less than a year, Cheney spoke to Triplett supporters at the Wyndham Hotel.
Republicans believe the former NASCAR executive offers the best opportunity in years to unseat Democrat Rick Boucher. Today Triplett said the Vice President's visit has helped validate his campaign.
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[IN Q=He's optimistic]

((DICK CHENEY/VICE-PRESIDENT: HE'S OPTIMISTIC AND FULL OF ENERGY AND ONCE HE'S IN CONGRESS HE'S GOING TO USE ALL OF IT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE OF THE NINTH DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA.)) ((MIKE DENTON/WASHINGTON CO. GOP CHAIRMAN: I THINK WE'VE HAD SOME GOOD CANDIDATES IN THE PAST. SOMETIMES WE HAD GOOD CANDIDATES BUT NOT ENOUGH MONEY. I THINK THIS TIME WE'RE GOING TO HAVE MONEY AND A GOOD SOLID CANDIDATE WITH A GOOD WORK ETHIC, AND I THINK EVERYTHING'S COMING TOGETHER. I THINK THIS IS ONE OF OUR BETTER SHOTS IN QUITE A WHILE.))
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[SUPER=01-Mike Denton/Washington Co. GOP Chairman; :10]
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[OUT Q=one of our better shots in quite a while.]
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Triplett trails Boucher in fundraising, but the campaign says the Vice President's visit brought in more than 100-thousand dollars.
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[Dems-Cheney]


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Virginia Democrats say that despite a visit from the Vice President, they are confident the Bush-Cheney machine won't hold much sway with Ninth District voters.
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They say people in Southwest Virginia aren't easily fooled by Washington rhetoric.
But Democrats are taking notice of the vice president's trip.
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[IN Q=WHILE WE TAKE VERY CHALLENGER]

((LAURA BLAND/DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF VIRGINIA: WHILE WE TAKE EVERY CHALLENGER SERIOUSLY I DON'T THINK ITS ANY SURPRISE THAT THE BUSH/CHENEY MACHINE WOULD BE BROUGHT TO BEAR ON MANY CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS BECAUSE THEY'RE IN TROUBLE.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Bland/Democratic Party of Virginia]
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[OUT Q=BECAUSE THEY'RE IN TROUBLE.]
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Democrat officials also criticized Cheney for taking money from Southwest Virginians while the Bush Administration is cutting programs that benefit the area.
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[Voting-Machines]


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This year's Presidential election will mark a change for Roanoke city voters.
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Voters will begin using new, touch-screen voting machines in November. Officials say a demonstration will be set up during the city's May election, but even if you don't vote then, they assure you you won't be left in the dark.
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[IN Q=there will be]

((BERYL BROOKS/ROANOKE CITY REGISTRAR; THERE WILL BE STAFF FROM THE COMPANY THAT WILL ACTUALLY BE IN EACH PRECINCT. OUR MAINTENANCE MEN WILL ALSO BE TRAINED TO DO EASIER MAINTENANCE, MORE SIMPLE MAINTENANCE ON THE MACHINES. SO ANY ISSUES THAT WE HAVE, THERE WILL ACTUALLY BE ENOUGH STAFF IN THE CITY TO TAKE CARE OF ANY OF THEM.))
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[OUT Q=take care of any of them]
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Officials say the machines are safer and easier than the mechanical ones used now. They say they're also more reliable, because voters can actually review their selections BEFORE submitting them.
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The coalition to rebuild Iraq is getting smaller again.
Who's out when News 7 returns.
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Plus some say one town is barking up the wrong tree with its plan to get rid of big dogs.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as Corey Dillon finally gets traded. A high scoring Viking and a Cavalier ink scholarship papers. The Avs play a matinee and get floored by the Keys. Plus, Chipper is on the shelf for a week and this area coach is closing in on a major milestone. Tonight on the Big 7.))
[Iraq]

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Honduras will pull its troops out of Iraq as soon as possible. That word came from the country's president about an hour ago. Meantime, coalition forces in one city are promising to stop firing if Iraqis turn in their weapons.
Patty Davis has more.
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[IN Q=A tentative agreement in the troubled...]
[SUPER=03-Fallujah, Iraq; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dan Senor/Coalition Provisional Authority Spokesman; :08]
[SUPER=01-Carl Cottrell/Family Spokesman; 1:11]
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((A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT IN THE TROUBLED SUNNI-STRONGHOLD OF FALLUJAH.
(SOT: DAN SENOR/COALITION PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY SPOKESMAN)

"Coalition forces do not intend to resume offensive operations if all persons inside the city turn in their heavy weapons." 'U-S TROOPS AND IRAQI SECURITY FORCES STILL PLAN TO SEARCH THERE FOR THOSE WHO KILLED AND MUTILATED FOUR U-S CONTRACTORS.
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BUT THE COALITION WAS DEALT A SETBACK MONDAY AS SPAIN ANNOUNCED IT WILL PULL OUT ITS TROOPS, MANY BASED IN ANOTHER HOTSPOT, NAJAF -- WITHIN THE NEXT TWO MONTHS. COMMANDERS THERE GAVE U-S TROOPS A PEP TALK.
(nat: your families are proud of you, your country is proud of you.)

AT A FUNDRAISER IN PENNSYLVANIA -- PRESIDENT BUSH VOWED THE REMAINING COALITION WILL NOT BE DETERRED.
(SOT: PRESIDENT BUSH)

"America will finish what we have begun and we will win this essential victory in the war against terror." THE PRESIDENT ALSO PLANS TO STAY THE COURSE ON THE JUNE 30TH TRANSFER OF POWER TO IRAQIS. HE APPOINTED A NEW U-S AMBASSADOR TO IRAQ JOHN NEGROPONTE. MEANWHILE -- THE WAIT CONTINUES FOR WORD OF U-S SOLDIER KEITH MATTHEW MAUPIN WHO'S BEING HELD HOSTAGE BY IRAQI INSURGENTS.
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"Our hopes continue to remain high as we believe in all the hope and efforts to bring Matt home safely."
(STANDUP)

"MONDAY - THE U-S MILITARY OFFICIALLY LISTED MAUPIN AS 'CAPTURED'. THE SAME DAY IT SAID MORE THAN 700 COALITION TROOPS HAVE BEEN KILLED SINCE THE WAR BEGAN AT LEAST 99 THIS MONTH ALONE. PATTY DAVIS, FOR CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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Timothy McVeigh may have had help on the scene when he carried out the Oklahoma City bombing nine years ago -- and there may be a videotape to prove it.
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[IN Q=Oh, say does that star spangled...]

((NAT MUSIC))
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[OUT Q=banner yet wave.]
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A memorial service was held today for the 168-people killed in the 1995 attack. Six days afterward, the Secret Service reported that there were ''security video tapes from the area'' -- showing the truck exploding ''three minutes and six seconds after the suspects exited the truck.'' The information is in a log of agents' activities and evidence. The government has insisted that McVeigh drove the truck himself -- and that it never had any video. And several investigators and prosecutors who worked on the case tell The Associated Press they haven't seen any video footage like that, either.
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[Gun-Arrest]


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A Franklin County man is under arrest tonight after police say he took a rifle into a convenience store.
57-year old George Oscar Hodges allegedly entered the Redwood Minute Market and walked around the store briefly before another customer asked him why he had the gun.
Deputies say Hodges then hit the customer with the butt of the gun and left the store.
Less than ten minutes later, Hodges was apprehended when deputies spotted his vehicle.
He was arrested and charged with DUI, felonius assault, and other gun charges.

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Is our taste of summer over?
Robin has our forecast when News 7 returns.
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Plus one family gets a taste of summer storms... and catches it on video.
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[Big-Dogs]


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A proposed ordinance in Washington state has some city council members in the dog house with pet owners.
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[SUPER=03-Auburn, WA;]

Officials in Auburn are considering a ban on all large dogs. The ordinance would automatically label any dog weighing more than thirty pounds as dangerous.
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[IN Q=all we're saying is that;]

((GENE CERINO/AUBURN CITY COUNCIL ALL WE'RE SAYING IS THAT IF YOU CHOOSE TO HAVE A DOG THAT MIGHT BE A THREAT TO THE COMMUNITY YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS' BEHAVIOR))
[SUPER=01-Gene Cerino/Auburn City Council;]
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[OUT Q=responsible for its' behavior;]
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Taking responsibility would include keeping dogs in a locked pen with a ceiling. Large dogs would have to be muzzled and leashed when not in their yards. Owners would have to take out two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in liability insurance, get their dogs microchipped and pay an annual one hundred dollar dangerous dog fee.
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[IN Q=oh that would just crush me;]

((SONIA KESSLER/DOG OWNER OH THAT WOULD JUST CRUSH ME. I COULDN'T, I MEAN I WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO DO it))
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[OUT Q=able to do it;]
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Critics of the proposal call it "a little harsh".
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[Tornado]


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Severe weather this weekend left one family with some incredible home movies.
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A tornado formed as thunderstorms moved through Beresford South Dakota.
Chris DeWick and her family were outside and caught it on video.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think if it]

((CHRIS DEWICK/SHOT TORNADO VIDEO; I THINK IF IT HAD BEEN STRONGER IF WE'D HAVE SEEN IT COMING IN OUR DIRECTION WE PROBABLY WOULD HAVE HEADED FOR THE BASEMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Chris DeWick/Shot Tornado Video]
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[OUT Q=headed for the basement.]
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The tornado was on the ground for more than ten minutes but missed the DeWick's home.
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NFL pre-draft news, plus some high school lady hoopsters signing on the dotted line, and plenty of baseball news including your extra point -
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[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Sunday; :00]

The Braves say Chipper Jones will miss at least five to seven days after re-injuring his right hamstring yesterday on this play at Turner Field. Braves officials say Jones responded well enough to treatment to keep him from being placed on the disabled list for the first time since 1996.
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On the NFL front tonight. The draft is coming this weekend and tonight two big backs got mixed news. First - the Bengals picked up a pick by dumping Corey Dillon.
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[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]

The disgruntled running back, who has begged for a trade out of Cincinnati got his wish tonight as he was shipped to New England for the Patriots second round pick in the draft. That means the Bengals have seven picks in the first four rounds.
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Meanwhile, Maurice Clarett's bid to jump to the NFL was blocked today by a federal appeals court. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals put on hold a lower-court decision to allow the former Ohio State star and other athletes, like Southern California's Mike Williams, to enter this weekend's draft.

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The Radford University women's basketball program picked up a major commitment today as Northside senior basketball standout Corrie Fertitta officially signed with the Lady Highs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


The forward held a news conference this afternoon in the Northside auditorium. She was joined by her parents, younger sister and her coach. Corrie excepts a full basketball scholarship to play for the Highlanders.
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[SUPER=01-Corrie Fertitta/Signs with Radford University; :04]
[SUPER=01-Trayce Coe/Northside Head Coach; :22]
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Fertitta leaves Northside with some impressive credentials. She led the Vikings to four straight state tournament appearances, of which two were state championship berths. She averaged 15.5 points and 8.8 rebounds for Northside this past season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daleville/Last Season; :00]

In one other signing from today - one of coach Chuck Pound's players at Lord Botetourt inked full scholarship papers with Campbell University. Kristin Graham, number 4, was a four year starter for the Cavs - who were 22 and 6 this past season and advanced to the state quarterfinals.
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One of the area's top high school coaches in terms of wins and tenure at the same school is closing on yet another milestone.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Afternoon; :00]

Jim Cutler, the head baseball coach at Liberty High School in Bedford, watched his Minutemen beat Patrick Henry this afternoon 5-to-2. The victory gives the veteran coach his 499th career win - the most of any active coach in the state. In 1964 Cutler was given the Liberty job and he's never looked back. He's a 1996 inductee into the Salem-Roanoke baseball hall of fame and in 2001 he went into the VHSL hall, as well. The Richlands native will try to get career win number 500 on Wednesday against Brookville. Ironically, the principal at Brookville - Jim Whorley - played for Cutler on the 1977 Liberty state title team.
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The Avalanche and Keys also played a businessman's matinee this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Keys vs. Avalanche; :00]


During the in between inning festivities, this woman is apparently hurt during the Sumo wrestling event. They had pull her up and drag her off the field. A medic came down and fortunately she was OK.
Up 3-nothing in the fourth, the keys Ryan Hubele crushes this shot over the left field wall, a solo blast, and Frederick was up 4-zip.
Salem gets on the board in the bottom of the fifth. Wade Robinson connects on the base hit to center field that plates Jon Helquist but it was just 4-1 Keys.
[SUPER=37-Frederick/8/Salem/3;]


Tripper Johnson brings in the Keys seventh run on this sac fly, Frederick came in with a 1-and-8 record, but wins it 8-3. The two play tomorrow and Wednesday nights at 7.
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[S-Redsox]


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Patriots Day festivities in Boston today featured the Red Sox and the Yankees hooking up in game four of their first series of the season. Yesterday the Yanks avoided being swept thanks to a 6 run sixth inning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/ESPN; :00]

Today it looked like the second inning would the key for the Yankees as they jumped on the Sox and picked up three runs in the top of the frame. Gary Sheffield and Hideki Matsui scored on this gapper by Travis Lee. Then in the top of the third - the Yankees got another one as Jason Giambi lifted this Bronson Arroyo (UH-ROY-YO) offering into the right field seats to make it a four to one game. But the Sox slowly chipped away at the lead, and in the bottom of the 6th Jason Veratek just got enough of this Kevin Brown pitch to find the bullpen. The solo homer made it a 4-to-3 game. Boston would come back and win it 5 to 4 and they got plenty of help from the Yankees. Hideki Matsui misplays this routine fly ball in left off the bat of David McCartty. That error would result in the winning run crossing the plate later in the frame.
[super=35-New York/4/Boston/5;]

And A-rod continues to struggle. He was 1 for 5 with an error. He's now hitting 160 for the season. The series shifts to Yankee Stadium on Friday.
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Game seven in the NHL's old school playoff series between the Bruins and Canadians.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/NHL; ]

Richard Zednik scored twice in the 3rd period to break open a scoreless game and give the Canadians a 2-to-nothing win in the deciding game seven. The Habs are now the 20th NHL team to win a playoff series
[SUPER=31-Montreal/2/Boston/0/Canadians Win Series 4-3;]

after trailing three-games-to-one. They now get Tampa Bay and head coach John Tortarella.
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Kenyans swept the titles today at the Boston Marathon, not an unusual occurrence.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/ESPN; :00]

Catherine Ndereba (da-REH-bah) won the women's marathon for the third time although her 16-second margin of victory tied for the smallest in women's race history. Timothy Cherigat won the men's race in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 37 seconds to complete the Kenyan sweep. It was one of the hottest races in the event's 108-year history, though still more than 10 degrees cooler than the 96 degrees reached in 1976 - when the race was dubbed the "Run for the Hoses."
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If you're familiar with the history of the Boston Marathon then you may also have heard of the "Duel in the Sun".
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[VO NAT :21]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/April 1982; :00]

The 1982 race ended with the winner's title going to Alberto Salazar. Dick Beardsley crossed the finish line just 2-second later. The runners had battled for the lead for 9-miles. New Roanoke resident Dean Matthews was Beardsley's training partner and, in fact was running sub-five minute miles right along side Beardsley at Boston that year when he was injured.
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[IN Q=Or, at that time we found out......]

((DEAN MATTHEWS/FORMER MARATHON RUNNER: OR, AT THAT TIME WE FOUND OUT THE SHEATH AROUND MY MUSCLE HAD LITERALLY TORN, ALMOST LIKE A SAUSAGE CASING JUST SPLITTING OPEN, IF YOU CAN ONLY IMAGINE.))
[SUPER=01-Dean Matthews/Former Marathon Runner; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=if you can only imagine.]
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[VO NAT :13] Matthews ran Boston three times, placed first in several *other* marathons and was an alternate for the US Olympic team. He no longer runs but is using his skills to help train runners at Hidden Valley High School. (-------------)