[1-News-Head]

[ENG#=1]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The Vice President drops in for a quick campaign appearance. We'll hear from Dick Cheney and what others are saying about him.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And the city of Roanoke gets ready to spend $7-million more than last year.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[ENG#=2]

Tonight on News 7 sports. The Avs play an early one today. The Sox and Yanks do the same. We'll hear from Rusty -
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[VO-NAT]

And Northside's Corrie Fertitta makes it official - signing college papers to play at Radford University.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Another very warm day but clouds will thicken up tomorrow. Look for a shower chance by afternoon. Details ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


NEws 7 is next.
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[ENG#=3]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=President Bush and I]

((PRESIDENT BUSH AND I ARE BEHIND HIM ALL THE WAY, AND WE'RE ASKING THE PEOPLE OF THE NINTH DISTRICT TO SEND KEVIN TRIPLETT TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS.))
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=to the United States Congress.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Vice President Dick Cheney weighs in on the Ninth District congressional race.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Today's visit to Roanoke raises money and expectations, for the Republican who hopes to unseat Democrat Rick Boucher.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[GOP-Cheney]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-01 TC1:59:18]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The visit was Cheney's second to the Roanoke Valley in less than a year but, unlike his private fundraising trip in September, today's event was open to the media.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Republicans believe Kevin Triplett's campaign may be their best shot in years to unseat Democrat Rick Boucher.

[***CHENEY GRAPHIC IN MONITOR***]
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & JOeD /BAM;]


Tonight Joe Dashiell has more on the significance of the Vice President's visit.
Keith and Shannon, this event was a fundraiser for the Triplett campaign,
[LIVE=JoeD /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]

but the candidate and his supporters are hoping it will also provide important validation, that he can win the race against a 22- year incumbent.
[ENG#=4]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The Vice-President's visit]
[SUPER=@Cheney; :06]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :11]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Triplett/(R) Candidate for Congress; :48]
[RUNS=1:05]
[OUT Q=a huge step in saying that can be done.]


((The Vice-President's visit was brief and to the point.
[SOT]
[IN Q=We're all here today]

((WE'RE ALL HERE TODAY TO MAKE SURE KEVIN TRIPLETT IS YOUR NEXT CONGRESSMAN.))
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=is your next Congressman.]


In a speech that defended the Bush administration's record in Afghanistan and Iraq, and questioned John Kerry's competence to lead the nation, Cheney said Triplett would be a strong ally and a strong advocate for southwest Virginia.

[SOT]
[IN Q=As a NASCAR executive]

((AS A NASCAR EXECUTIVE HE'S SHOWN HIMSELF TO BE A SUCCESSFUL CREATIVE LEADER, THE KIND OF PERSON WHO CAN WORK WITH COLLEAGUES OF MANY DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE. 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.))
[RUNS= 17]
[OUT Q=ninth district of Virginia.]

Triplett is touting his NASCAR experience. NASCAR President Mike Helton was among his supporters.
And he used a racing analogy to explain the importance of Cheney's visit.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I saw every weekend]

((I SAW EVERY WEEKEND, THE POSSIBILITY OF A TEAM THAT MAYBE DIDN'T HAVE THE FASTEST CAR OR WHATEVER, BECAUSE EVERYTHING CAME TOGEHER, THE TEAMWORK, THE PIT STOPS EVERYTHING CAME TOGEHTER, A TEAM THAT MAYBE EARLIER IN THE RACE PEOPLE SAID THEY DIDN;T HAVE A SHOT. I THINK TODAY IS A HUGE STEP IN SAYING THAT CAN BE DONE.))
[RUNS= 17]
[OUT Q=in saying that can be done.]))
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[LIVE= JoeD /FULL BAM]

Cheney's trip to Roanoke was considered a political visit, so the Triplett campaign must pick up the tab.
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-SHannon & JOeD /BAM;]


But Keith and Shannon, even with those expenses, the campaign expects to clear more than 100- thousand dollars from the Vice President's appearance.


[Cheney-Plane]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=cja]
[TAPE#=04-07 TC1:12:15]
[GRAPHIC=Dick Cheney]
[ENG#=1]


The schedule was almost as tight as the security for the vice-president's visit.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Security surrounded the Roanoke regional airport all morning in preparation for the event.
Cheney's flight landed at 11:30 when he was greeted briefly by Roanoke Mayor Ralph Smith and others.
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[SOT 00:23:06]
[IN Q=It's impressive how]

((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR: IT'S IMPRESSIVE HOW TIMED THINGS ARE. THINGS ARE PLANNED TO THE SECURITY HERE, THE LEVEL OF THE SECURITY, IT'S VERY MUCH IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE THAT SECURITY IN OUR LIVES TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=our lives today.]
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[VO-NAT]


After being welcomed, the secret service transported the Vice President to the Wyndham Hotel for a short visit.

Less than an hour later, Cheney was back in the air.
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[Dems-Cheney]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=04-13 TC20:43]
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[ENG#=2]


Virginia Democrats are criticizing Cheney's visit.
They say the Vice President is taking from Southwest Virginia while not giving anything back.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Democrat officials say it is "shocking" that Cheney has twice travelled to Roanoke to ask for money.
When at the same time, they say the Bush Administration is supporting cuts in Medicaid funding, veterans healthcare and job retraining programs.
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[SOT 15:01:21]
[IN Q=ALL OF THOSE ARE PROGRAMS THAT]

((LAURA BLAND/DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF VIRGINIA: ALL OF THOSE ARE PROGRAMS THAT HAVE A DIRECT BENEFIT TO REAL PEOPLE IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND THEY ARE PROGRAMS THAT WOULD BE CUT HEAVILY BY THE BUSH BUDGET. IT'S SOMEWHAT SURPRISING THAT HE WOULD COME TO SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TO MAKE A PITCH TO TAKE PEOPLE'S MONEY WHILE STANDING BEHIND A BUDGET THAT DIRECTLY HURTS PEOPLE IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Bland/Democratic Party of Virginia]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=HURTS PEOPLE IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA.]
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[VO-NAT]


Still, Democrats say they are taking the challenge to Boucher's seat seriously.
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[City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-15 TC18:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Roanoke city officials revealed their annual city budget today, promising no new taxes or tax increases. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Keith/NEwsroom;]

Myranda Stephens attended today's city council meeting and has the details. Keith, the recommnended budget for the next fiscal year is TWO-HUNDRED-ELEVEN-POINT-NINE million dollars,
[LIVE=Myranda/FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Myranda1;]

that's an increase of SEVEN-POINT-ONE MILLION dollars from last year's budget.
[ENG#=3]
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[VO-NAT]

[****MYRANDA'S MIC HOT****]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

City officials say a majority of the additional money comes from an overall growth in local taxes, and NOT from any additional money out of residents' pockets.
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[SOT 11:22:41]
[IN Q=we consider]

((SHERMAN STOVALL/ROANOKE BUDGET & MANAGEMENT ACTING DIR.: WE CONSIDER IT TO BE VERY GOOD NEWS FOR THE CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF ROANOKE AND WE ARE PLEASED THAT WE WERE ABLE TO DEVELOP A BALANCE BUDGET WITHOUT ANY TAX INCREASES.))
[SUPER=01-Sherman Stovall/Roanoke Budget and Management;]
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[OUT Q=any tax increases]
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[VO-NAT]

[****MYRANDA'S MIC HOT****] Out of that extra 7 million dollars, 3.2 million will be set aside for schools, including an average teacher raise of 3-percent. But, officials say school funding also has the greatest risk of being reduced, depending on what happens with the STATE budget.
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[SOT 11:22:14]
[IN Q=if there is]

((IF THERE IS A CHANGE IN THE REVENUE ESTIMATE, A PORTION OF THAT WOULD BE PASSED ON TO OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM, BUT THAT WILL ONLY BE IF THERE'S A CHANGE IN THE LOCAL REVENUE 11:22:25))
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[OUT Q=the local revenue]
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[LIVE=Myranda/FULL Newsroom]

The budget also includes the elimination or vacancy of 31-city positions. Officials do want to make clear, however, that these positions are mostly leftover from the creation of a regional water authority and does NOT mean the loss of anyone's job.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Keith/Newsroom;]

Keith, a public hearing on the proposed budget is scheduled for the 29th. City council will vote on it May 13th.

[Radford-Taxes]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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It's a different story in Radford where residents could soon pay more for cigarettes and electricity.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

The 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 for the city. 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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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]


The ex-wife of famed photographer Winston Link is sentenced for stealing his equipment and negatives.
The details next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


It was one of the greatest finishes in Boston Marathon history... and a new Roanoke resident was right in the thick of it.
The Duel in the Sun when News 7 returns.
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[1st-Wx]
[Jeffries]

(MINI OPEN)



[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-04 TC1:48:43]
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[ENG#=1]

The wife of a Roanoke murder suspect is now alleged to have made a public statement identifying her husband as the killer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Mark Clay Jeffries, Junior, is due to go on trial tomorrow in the death of William Fernando Rodriguez.
[SUPER=04-November 22, 2003]

The crime occurred last Fall at 17th and Patterson. Rodriguez was shot to death as he sat in his car. This morning a man testified he overheard a shouting match the defendant's wife, Kelly, had with a man about drugs and money.
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[SOT 10:01:50]
[IN Q=Something to the]

((STEVEN GOODWIN/NORTHEAST ROANOKE RESIDENT; SOMETHING TO THE EFFECT, "DON'T YELL AT MY MOTHER. DON'T YOU KNOW MY HUSBAND'S THE ONE THAT SHOT THAT GUY ON PATTERSON AVENUE LAST NIGHT."))
[SUPER=01-Steven Goodwin/Northeast Roanoke Resident]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=avenue last night.]
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[VO-NAT]

However, Kelly Jeffries can't be compelled to testify against her husband and therefore is not available for cross examination. So Steven Goodwin will not be allowed to tell the jury what he heard the day after the murder.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Conchita-Link]


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[WIPE-WIPE-WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]


A judge in Poughkeepsie, New York, today sentenced the ex-wife of photographer O. Winston Link to a term of six months to three years in prison for stealing hundreds of items from her late husband.
The former Conchita Link and her NEW husband, Edward Hayes, admitted under oath that photographs and other items found in a storage locker last year were indeed stolen from Winston Link.
Hayes was sentenced to a year in a county jail.
The pair told the court they have nothing else that was stolen from Link.
The prosecutor says if more stolen Link items turn up in the future, he'll hit the two with perjury charges.
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[Monty-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=rde]
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[ENG#=3]

A Christiansburg woman was killed this afternoon when her car went over a steep embankment in Montgomery County
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

Police say 22 year old Brenda Joan Fonseca (fon-SAY-kuh) was dead at the scene. The accident happened around noon on Price's Fork Road. According to witnesses, the car went off the edge of the road and Fonseca over corrected. The car hit a guardrail and flipped down the embankment, ejecting the woman from the car. Police say Fonseca was not wearing her seat belt. It took crews several hours to remove the car.
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[Ericsson]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The Reverend Jerry Falwell has a brand new building to his name, but the city of Lynchburg lost a potential new shopping center over the weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby is making good on its promise to donate the former Ericsson building to Falwell and Thomas Road Baptist Church.
But a deal to develop 35 nearby acres into a retail center have fallen through.
Falwell Ministries says the city tried to discourage the project, but city leaders say they just wanted something different from the typical strip mall.
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[SOT 16:01:56]
[IN Q=We were real]

((RACHEL FLYNN/LYNCHBURG CITY PLANNING: WE WERE REAL CLEAR WE WANTED A BETTER QUALITY DESIGN, WE DON'T WANT THE PLAZA-STYLE, STRIP RETAIL CENTER. WE FIND THAT THEY DON'T LAST IN THE LONG RUN, YOU CAN SEE THROUGHOUT THE CITY WE HAVE A LOT OF VACANT RETAIL.))
[SUPER=01-Rachel Flynn/Lynchburg City Planning; ]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=lot of vacant retail.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hobby Lobby is still trying to sell the land, but may donate it to Falwell in a year.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[WRITER=dse]
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A mixed start to the week on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/14.12/10437.85/x/24.66/2020.40;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW lost 14 points.
NASDAQ rose 25.
[SUPER=271-h/0.17/41.11/h/0.55/56.45/i/0.34/30.65/h/1.04/88.39/h/0.38/81.16;]
[SUPER=272-i/0.38/33.76/i/0.22/20.75/h/0.12/7.43/i/0.20/63.70/i/0.13/31.10;]
[SUPER=273-h/0.13/9.03/i/0.50/38.71/i/0.04/16.97/i/0.21/21.89/i/0.02/6.08;]
[SUPER=274-i/0.03/12.48/i/0.69/68.62/h/0.41/37.16/i/0.10/44.65/i/0.07/58.37;]
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]
[Marathon-Runner]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-08 TC1:27:01]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


In the 108 years of the Boston Marathon there have been many defining moments.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

One of the greatest duels took place 22-years ago.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]

[***ANCHOR TAG***] Former marathoner and new Roanoke resident Dean Matthews was not only there but running with the man who would finish a painfully close second.
[ENG#=1]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's very brutal. Eighty percent...]
[SUPER=01-Dean Matthews/Former Marathon Runner; :00]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/April 1982; :37]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=That's what's made me successful.]
(([SOT 21:32:38 - 21:32:51]
[IN Q=It's very brutal. Eighty percent...]

((DEAN MATTHEWS/FORMER MARATHON RUNNER: IT'S VERY BRUTAL. EIGHTY PERCENT OF IT IS DOWNHILL SO, IF YOU EVER WANT TO FEEL REALLY, REALLY BAD, RUN THE BOSTON MARATHON.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=really bad, run the Boston Marathon.]

Dean Matthews should know. He's run the elite event three times. Pretty impressive for a guy who entered his first 26-miler, the Carolina Marathon, on a lark and, not only won it but set a course record. Then swore he'd never do it again.
[SOT 21:33:41 - 21:33:49]
[IN Q=But you went back.]

((REPORTER: BUT YOU WENT BACK. MATTHEWS: WELL, OBVIOUSLY. 1982 WHICH WAS THE "DUEL IN THE SUN" WHICH TURNED OUT TO BE ONE OF THE GREATEST BOSTON MARATHONS EVER.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=one of the greatest Boston Marathons ever.]

Great because US runners Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley battled for the lead for the last nine miles. Salazar crashed the finish line in record time with Beardsley two seconds behind him. Matthews, who'd been Beardsley's training partner and was running sub-5-minute miles right along side him, had to drop out because of an injury.
[SOT 21:35:45 - 21:36:01]
[IN Q=That was disappointing because all of us...]

((MATTHEWS: THAT WAS DISAPPOINTING BECAUSE ALL OF US FELT LIKE WE COULD RUN A WORLD RECORD.)) [RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=felt like we could run a world record.]

Salazar later said Beardsley had pushed him harder than he'd ever been pushed. Matthews says that interaction is what's lacking in the sport today.
[SOT 21:36:22 - 21:36:41]
[IN Q=It wasn't uncommon that someone...]

((MATTHEWS: IT WASN'T UNCOMMON THAT SOMEONE WOULD TAKE THE LEAD AND THEY WEREN'T ABLE TO PUSH THE PACE ANYMORE AND THEY'D SAY, "GO FOR IT." THAT'S CHANGED. PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO DO THEIR OWN THING. THEY DON'T TRAIN AS A GROUP. THAT'S WHAT MADE ME SUCCESSFUL.)) [RUNS:19]
[OUT Q=That's what made me successful.]))
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[ANCHOR=Shan]
[SS=None]

Matthews recently moved to Roanoke from Florida. Because of injuries he no longer runs but he is putting his skills to use by helping train runners at Hidden Valley High School.

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - a Viking becomes a Highlander, Rusty bonds with Phil and the Avs play a businessman's matinee.
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[VO-NAT]

Plus - the Yankees might have A-Rod - but they can't find their A-game today at Fenway park as the Red Sox takes series 3 games to one.
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[S-Viking]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-170 41:51]
[GRAPHIC=Radford University]
[ENG#=1]


A Northside Viking is officially a Radford Highlander.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


Northside basketball star Corrie Fertitta held a news conference today to sign with RU. Flanked by her parents, sister and coach she inked a full scholarship.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Corrie Fertitta/Signs with Radford University; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=.....see my little sister play in high school"]
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[VO-NAT]

Fertitta led the Vikings to four straight state tournament appearances and leaves a strong legacy behind.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Trayce Coe/Northside Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=.......tradition of excellence"]
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[S-Avalanche]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-169 1:01:33]
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[ENG#=2]


The Salem Avalanche returned home from a successful road trip and played a matinee this afternoon at Salem Memorial.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Keys vs. Avalanche; :00]


In between inning this woman was floored during the Sumo wrestling event. It was rather appropriate as Avs played like they too were a bit wobbly after traveling home last night.
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 wins 8-3. Salem is back home tomorrow night.
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[S-Sox]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-163]
[GRAPHIC=mlb]
[ENG#=3]

Patriots Day festivities in Boston today featured the Red Sox beating the Yankees to win the series 3 games to one. The Sox had to come from 3 runs down today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/ESPN; :00]

Boston slowly chipped away at the lead in the bottom of the sixth as Jason Varitek got just enough of this Kevin Brown pitch to find the bullpen. The solo homer made it a 4-to-3 game. The Sox would eventually 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.
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[S-Marathon]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-164 20124tc]
[GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS]
[ENG#=4]


The Patriots Day festivities also were punctuated by the Boston Marathon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/ESPN; :00]

Catherine Ndereba (da-REH-bah) of Kenya 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 a 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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[S-Rusty]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-172 4724TC]
[GRAPHIC=advance auto 500]
[ENG#=1]


The road was rocky, but it belonged to Rusty yesterday in Martinsville as the Missouri native rang the bell for the "old school" contingency of drivers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Advance Auto Parts 500; :00]

Rusty held off Bobby Labonte to win the Advance Auto Parts 500 and in the process snapped a career worst 105 race winless streak on the Cup series.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=THE WEIGHT IS OFF...]
[SUPER=01-Rusty Wallace/55 Career Cup Wins; :04]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=...always optimistic."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] Optimistic and maybe a little superstitious - the Martinsville Master - with 7 wins at the track - found his way to victory lane watching another master.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=MY OMEN]
[SUPER=03-Augusta, GA/April 11; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=...yeah you know.]

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