[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon]

Testimony in a local murder trial.
We'll hear from an eyewitness to the crime.
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT :07]

And, there could be all kinds of witnesses to the trial of three Tech football players after a judge's ruling today.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Tonight in sports, Nascar's realignment for 2005 could gobble up Rockingham, and
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[VO-NAT]


UVa's Matt Schaub talks about his place in this weekend's NFL Draft.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Gusty southwest winds follow a very foggy start this morning. A few showers expected in the west tomorrow. Details ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 3-Shot]


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



[ENG#=3]
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[SOT 2:21:10]
[IN Q=]

((THE GUN WAS SORT OF SITTING IN HIS LAP, AND HE MADE IT CLICK AND HE STARTED SHOOTING AND WHEN HE TURNED HE WAS LEANING ALMOST ON ME.))
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=almost on me.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shan]

A 19-year old witness to murder offers her account of the crime Melinda Salisbury says Mark Jeffries was the shooter, though his lawyer disputes that.
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[ANCHOR=Shan]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young. Keith has the night off.

[Jeffries]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-10 TC43:18]
[GRAPHIC=News7@6]
[ENG#=4]

They were two young married couples with children. They had shared time together, and the night of November 22nd., they were in same car. Melinda Salisbury claims Mark Jeffries was calling the shots, holding her, her husband and their infant son at gunpoint.
(///// SOT /////)

[2:30:35]
[SOT]
[IN Q=Who fired]

((DONALD CALDWELL/ROANOKE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; WHO FIRED THE SHOTS ON PATTERSON AVENUE? WHO WAS THAT PERSON? :06 MELINDA SALISBURY; THAT WAS MARK JEFFRIES. :07 IS THE PERSON YOU KNOW AS MARK JEFFRIES IS HE IN THE COURTROOM TODAY? YES, WOULD YOU POINT HIM OUT TO US?))
[SUPER=02-Donald Caldwell/Roanoke Commonwealth's Attorney; :00]
[SUPER=01-Melinda Salisbury; :06]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=POINT HIM OUT TO US?]
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[VO-NAT]

Under cross examination Jeffries' attorney attacked Melinda Salisbury's various statements to police. At first she wouldn't tell them anything, except that the two had been together the night William Fernando Rodrigues was shot on Patterson Avenue.
(///// SOT /////)

[2:37:00]
[SOT]
[IN Q=Your Answer]

((DAVID DAMICO/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; YOUR ANSWER WAS THAT YOU ALL STAYED AND WATCHED TV AT YOUR HOUSE THAT NIGHT. IS THAT WHAT YOU TOLD DETECTIVE HARMON. YES. AND THAT YOU HAD NEVER LEFT THE HOUSE AT ALL, THAT NIGHT. IS THAT RIGHT? YES.))


[SUPER=01-David Damico/Jeffries' Attorney; ]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=Is that right? Yes.]
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[VO-NAT]


Earlier in the day, a state firearms expert testified that the bullet that killed Rodrigues was fired from the same weapon used in another shooting in February, after Mark Jeffries was already in jail.
Melinda Salisbury's husband is being held for that crime.
Jeffries' attorney challenged Joseph Leon Salisbury about the coincidence.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:52:39]
[IN Q=It definitely wasn't]
[SUPER=01-Joseph Leon Salisbury; ]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=out of jail. (2nd reference)]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The prosecution is expected to wrap up its case tomorrow.


[L'burg-Police]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tzi]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=LPD Investigation]


A case involving allegations of police brutality in Lynchburg is now in the hands of the F-B-I.
Efrain Anderson sustained a head wound during his November arrest for assaulting and eluding police.
The Lynchburg Police Department has been investigating the injury and has decided to turn the case over to the F-B-I to guarantee an impartial investigation.

[Vick]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-07 TC1:15:20]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]

The public and the media WILL be allowed to attend the trial of three Virginia Tech Football Players.
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[VO-NAT]

Quarterack Marcus Vick along with wide receiver Brenden Hill and tailback Mike Imoh are charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/File Tape;]

Lawyers for both sides wanted the trial closed to the public. The judge in the case denied the request, but reserved the right to close the trial at times if necessary. Vick is accused of having sex with a 15 year old girl, while Imoh and Hill face charges for allegedly serving alcohol to minors.
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[XGR]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#= 19:32 on 04-14]
[SS=None]


The General Assembly sent a message to Governor Warner today and that message was "NO."
Lawmakers spent the veto session shooting down the governor's amendments to several controversial bills.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Meghan /Starlink;]


Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon joins us from the State Capitol with more.
Shannon, the Governor did not fare very well today.
[LIVE=Meghan /FULL Starlink]
[SUPER=@Meghan1]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


Warner had tinkered with many of the more controversial bills passed this year.
But most of his changes are not going to make it into the law books. [***ROLLED FROM STARLINK***]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE NOTHING MORE]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Ken Cuccinelli/(R) Fairfax; :]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Roanoke; :]
[SUPER=01-Del. Bob Marshall/(R) Manassas; :]
[SUPER=@Bryant; :]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=NO AGREEMENT AS OF YET.]

((
[SOT :41:45]

((SEN. KEN CUCCINELLI/R-FAIRFAX: IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE NOTHING MORE THAN A POLITICAL STICK IN THE EYE AND EXTRAORDINARILY INAPPROPRIATE IN MY VIEW. AND I HOPE THE MEMBERS WILL REJECT THE AMENDMENT.)) [RUNS:09]
That seemed to be the theme of this year's veto session.
In a battle between the governor and the General Assembly, the legislature appeared the victor.
Both houses rejected Warner's amendments to a bill that made murdering a fetus a separate felony. They rejected his amendments to a bill that eliminated the state's 21-day-rule and to a bill that would allow more parents the right to homeschool their children.
In the most heated debate of the day, they overturned his changes to a ban on same-sex civil unions.
Supporters of Warner's amendments said that without them, the bill was too broad.
[SOT 02:41:29]

((SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS/D-ROANOKE: THIS BILL IS UNNECESSARY BUT ITS ALSO PATENTLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL.)) [RUNS:04]
But supporters of the original language prevailed.
[SOT01:20:33]

((DELEGATE BOB MARSHALL/R-MANASSAS: IF WE DO NOT REJECT THIS WE'RE INVITING LITIGATION PROXY DO NOT DO THIS TO VIRGINIA.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=]


Usually the reconvened session marks the last legislative day of the year but lawmakers have one very big item still on the table -- the state's budget.

[SOT 15:23:22]

((DELEGATE PRESTON BRYANT/R-LYNCHBURG: THE LINES OF COMMUNICATION HAVE BEEN OPEN THE DISCUSSION HAS BEEN VERY FRANK AND HONEST WE'VE LOOKED AT A NUMBER OF CONCEPTS BUT THERE'S BEEN NO AGREEMENT AS OF YET.)) [RUNS:12]))
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[LIVE=Meghan /FULL Starlink]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]
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[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Meghan/starlink;]



[L'burg-Library]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-13 TC23:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Employees and patrons of the Lynchburg library system are breathing an overdue sigh of relief after city council voted against cutting a portion of the libary's budget this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


City leaders had proposed chopping 140-thousand dollars... ten percent of the library's annual budget.
But in a work session Tuesday council voted to restore the funding in the face of great public pressure.
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[SOT 15:28:51]
[IN Q=I think a]

((LYNN DODGE/LIBRARY DIRECTOR: I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE GROW UP WITH THEIR LIBRARY, IT MEANS SOMETHING AS A CHILD, THEY REMEMBER COMING AND LEARNING TO READ AND THE VALUE OF THE BOOKS AND JUST HOW MUCH IT MEANT TO THEM AND PEOPLE JUST KIND OF SEE US AS AN EXTENSION OF THE EDUCATION SYSTEM.))
[SUPER=01-Lynn Dodge/Library Director]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=the education system.]
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[VO-NAT]


Tax increases are still likely in order to close the city's budget gap.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]


Experience or new ideas... that's what the four men and women hoping to be Roanoke's next mayor say the May election comes down to.
We'll hear from them next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus a local company pitches in to help area soldiers called to serve in Iraq.
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[1st-Wx]
[Mayor-Forum]

(MINI OPEN)



[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-03 TC1:08:32]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]


Four candidates are vying to replace Roanoke Mayor Ralph Smith.
This afternoon, they framed the debate as a competition between experienced leadership and new ideas. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & JOeD /Newsroom;]


Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom with the story.
Shannon, with an open seat and crowded field,
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]

the race is hard to handicap. Today, the four hopefuls made their case to Kiwanis.
[ENG#=1]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=After four years]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/(D) Candidate for Roanoke Mayor; :08]
[SUPER=01-Alice Hincker/(R) Candidate for Roanoke Mayor; :29]
[SUPER=01-Mac McCadden/(I) Candidate for Roanoke Mayor; :53]
[SUPER=01-George Sgouros/(I) Candidate for Roanoke Mayor; 1:11]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=in line for a change like me.]


((After four years on the school board and eight on city council, Democrat Nelson Harris says the issue is experience.
[SOT HARRIS 15:58:35]
[IN Q=We must understand]

((REV. NELSON HARRIS: WE MUST UNDERSTAND THAT CITY COUNCIL, CITY GOVERNMENT IS NOT JUST ABOUT SINGLE ISSUES, BUT IT IS ABOUT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ZONING AND SOCIAL SERVICES AND EDUCATION AND REGIONALISM AND NEIGHBORHOODS AND BUDGETS AND PUBLIC SAFETY AND INFRASTRUCTURE.))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=and infrastructure.]


Republican Alice Hincker told Kiwanis members that new priorities are in order... to make city government more responsive and representative.
[SOT HINCKER 16:00:43]
[IN Q=We'd like to believe]

((WE'D LIKE TO BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE IN THE CITY RECEIVES THE SAME EXCELLENT HIGH QUALITY SERVICES FROM THE CITY, BUT DEPENDING ON WHAT NEIGHBORHOOD YOU'RE IN, WHAT SCHOOLS YOUR KIDS GO TO, WE HAVE SOME CITIZENS WHO WILL TELL YOU THEY DON'T BELIEVE THAT'S HAPPENING.))
[RUNS= :16]
[OUT Q=don't believe that's happening.]


Independent Mac McCadden says he's tired of those bash the city, and says his single-minded focus is to re-build Roanoke's population.
[SOT 16:10:12]
[IN Q=We need to reverse]

((MAC MCCADDEN: WE NEED TO REVERSE THE DECLINE IN POPULATION IN ROANOKE CITY. WE NEED TO WANT OUR CHILDREN TO COME BACK HERE. WE NEED TO PROVIDE THEM WITH OPPORTUNITIES FOR THEM TO COME BACK HERE AND FOR THEM TO SUCCEED.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=and for them to succeed.]


Independent George Sgouros believes citizens want a full-time mayor, free of special interests.
[SOT]
[IN Q=If you the people]

((IF YOU THE PEOPLE ARE MORE THAN ANNOYED BY THE INEPTIBILITY OF MISGUIDED LOYALTIES, COSTLY DECISIONS AND CONSTANT EMBARASSMENTS OF OUR CITY GOVERNMENT, COUNCIL AND MAYOR, THEN YOU'RE IN LINE FOR A CHANGE LIKE ME.))
[RUNS= :16]
[OUT Q=in line for a change like me.]))
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[LIVE= JOeD /FULL Newsroom]


At least one more joint appearances is planned, and the candidates are going door-to door.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & JoeD /Newsroom;]


With less than two weeks until election day, Shannon, the candidates are starting to focus on the finish line.

[Alleghany-Suit]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04:05 TC1:44:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

Alleghany County is hoping to wrap up a multi-million dollar dispute 5 years in the making. The county and the Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Authority are processing paperwork to settle a federal lawsuit brought by bond underwriters.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.;]

The dispute started when the E-D-A agreed to construct a building so that Massachusetts company, L-K-M, could relocate. The building was finished, but L-K-M went belly up. A year later the E-D-A defaulted on bonds, and the group and the county were sued for more 3 million dollars in construction costs. They plan to settle for 2-point-8 million.
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[SOT - 41:22 - 48:09]
[IN Q=From our perspective...]

((MICHAEL COLLINS/ALLEGHANY CO. ATTORNEY; FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE, IT WAS LIKE A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY THAT JUST UNRAVELED AT THE LAST MINUTE AFTER ALL THE MONEY HAD BEEN INVESTED IN IT.)) ((STEVEN BENNETT/AHEDA CHAIRMAN; ONCE WE GOT OVER THE EMOTIONS OF IT, WHAT A SMART MANAGER WILL DO IS FIGURE OUT HOW DO YOU GET OUT OF THIS AND LOSE THE LEAST. AND WE'VE BEEN WORKING FOR THE PAST 2 YEARS TO GET TO THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Collins/Alleghany Co. Attorney; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steven Bennett/AHEDA Chairman; :10]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=to get to this.]
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[VO-NAT]

County officials expect the terms of the settlement will be approved in the next two months.
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[Stocks]


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


Some better than expected earnings reports pushed stocks a little higher. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/2.77/10317.27/x/17.00/1995.63;]


The DOW rose three points.
NASDAQ gained 17.
[SUPER=271-h/0.68/42.90/i/0.50/55.83/i/0.31/30.12/h/2.02/89.46/h/0.50/80.58;]
[SUPER=272-h/0.18/33.51/h/0.55/20.80/h/0.09/7.41/h/0.02/63.21/h/0.23/30.70;]
[SUPER=273-i/0.02/8.92/h/1.34/40.10/h/0.49/17.45/h/1.17/22.71/i/0.08/6.01;]
[SUPER=274-h/0.03/12.63/h/0.40/68.46/h/0.43/37.69/h/0.90/45.28/h/0.25/58.35;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[Drug-Card]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=04-04 TC1:51:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


Seniors who sign up for Medicare's new drug discount card plan will have about 20 to choose from.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


Shannon Abell with LOA, Area Agency on Aging is concerned they might have trouble picking the best option unless they are computer literate. He says Medicare's website is the best way to weigh the choices.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT2:49]
[IN Q=If you make a mistake]

((SHANNON ABELL/LOA AREA AGENCY ON AGING; IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE YOUR STUCK YOU CAN NOT SWITCH TO ANOTHER PLAN. THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN SWITCH TO ANOTHER PLAN IS IF YOU LEAVE THE ROANOKE AREA AND YOUR CARD DOESN'T WORK IN THE NEW STATE YOU GO TO ))
[SUPER=01-Shannon Abell/LOA Area Agency on Aging]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=state you go to]
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[VO-NAT]


You can only change cards next year.
Pharmacist Tim Lucas is planning to make the process easier for his clients by endorsing certain cards.
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[SOT16:47]
[IN Q=When a patient comes in ]

((TIM LUCAS/DOWNHOME PHARMACY; WHEN A PATIENT COMES IN AND IS ASKING ABOUT THOSE DISCOUNT CARDS WE WILL HAVE SOME ON-SITE THAT WE CAN GIVE THEM THE APPLICATIONS AND MAIL IT IN. THOSE ARE GOING TO BE OPTIONS THAT PHARMACIES HAVE ))
[SUPER=01-Tim Lucas/Downhome Pharmacy]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=options pharmacies have]
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[VO-NAT]


There is also a concern about fraudulent cards or scam artists.
Keep in mind, the enrollment fee for the Medicare endorsed cards is no more than 30 dollars. Medicare will NOT call your home or show up at your door. And you can only pay for the cards by check, no credit cards.
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[Hillcats-Attendance]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-08 TC1:32:47]
[GRAPHIC=Hillcats]
[ENG#=2]


Despite a rain-out and mostly cold, wet weather, Lynchburg's minor league baseball team is drawing more fans than ever this year.. mostly thanks to its newly-renovated ballpark.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/April 9]


45-hundred people turned out for Opening Night on April 9th.. compared to just 18-hundred last year.
Through their first six home games, the Hillcats pulled in 95-hundred fans.. a 33 percent increase over the year before.
Team officials say many regulars and first-time visitors are waiting for the initial excitement over the ballpark to calm down before they come to a game.
The Hillcats still expect to see a 50 percent increase in attendance this season.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=V10]


Coming up, Matt Schaub is anxiously awaiting this weekend's NFL Draft, the Avs and Keys are back on the diamond and
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[VO-NAT]


the Rock may be history as far as Nascar is concerned. Details next.
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[S-AVS]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-172 49:30]
[GRAPHIC=avalanche]
[ENG#=1]


The Avalanche battles Frederick at Salem Memorial tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


This series marks the second time the Avalanche has played the Keys this season. Salem is 8 and 3 and in second place in the Southern Division. For the Avs, its nice to see a team for the second time.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Chris Sampson/Avalanche Pitcher; :00]
[SUPER=01-Luke Scott/Avalanche Outfielder; :17]
[RUNS=:37]
[OUT Q=try and take our approach from there"]
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[S-Schaub]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-161 1:55:39]
[GRAPHIC=NFL Draft]
[ENG#=2]

The NFL draft kicks off Saturday and Virginia senior quarterback Matt Schaub hopes to hear his name in the first three rounds.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


Schaub attended UVa's spring football festival over the weekend. While it's been a few months since UVa's all time leading passer took the Cavaliers to a second straight post season appearance, he has been busy testing his arm for scouts who were concerned about his arm strength.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Matt Schaub/55 Career Touchdown Passes at UVa; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=......during the season"]
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[VO-NAT]


Schaub broke just about every UVa passing record and finished his career with 7,258 yards. Even more amazing is the fact he completed 70 percent of his passes. But the NFL competes at a much higher level and Schaub made sure to pick the brain of former UVa star quarterback and New Orleans saints signal caller Aaron Brooks who was also at the spring festival.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=.......as I can"]
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[S-Draft]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-173 TC545]
[GRAPHIC=NFL Draft]
[ENG#=3]


Schaub isn't the only one getting advice from his former classmates. Kevin Jones is expected to be a late first round pick, and he's been getting plenty of help from 2nd year pro Lee Suggs. The Roanoker says his former running mate should have no trouble in the league.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Lee Suggs/Browns Tailback; :00]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=take it to the next level."]
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[S-Hollins]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS]


Hollins University announced today that it will restructure its athletic department by dropping three sports. Cross country, field hockey, and volleyball will be phased out. The changes will take effect in the fall of 2005. Associate dean of students and director of athletics Lynda Calkins said the move will "further the university's mission and enhance the quality of life on campus."

[S-Nascar]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-167 TC10537]
[GRAPHIC=Nextel Cup]
[ENG#=4]


The end may be near for another NASCAR venue in North Carolina. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram a second NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race is reportedly coming to Texas Motor Speedway in 2005.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC; :00]


The big loser in the decision is the North Carolina Speedway at Rockingham, which will apparently lose its February race and be out of the Nascar mix altogether. The Texas track is getting the second race as part of a lawsuit settlement. An official announcement may come next month.
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[Tetra-Troops]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-19 TC01:53]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
[ENG#=1]

A Blacksburg business is reaching out to several local soldiers in Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]

Tetra Incorporated, a fish food maker, collected several hundred dollars worth of supplies for nine soldiers. The eight men and one woman are Army Reservists based in Salem. The company spent the last week collecting dozens of items including snack foods, visine, cough drops, gum and razors.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:6:31:34:00 ]
[IN Q=I've had]

((MASTER SGT. ADRIAN LEWIS/U. S. ARMY RESERVE: I'VE HAD EMAILS FROM SOLDIERS SAYING THEY HAVEN'T' SEEN PAPER TOWELS, THEY'VE SEEN WATER. AND JUST LITTLE NAPS AND LITTLE THINGS. MANY OF OUR SOLDIERS ARE JUST DRIVING IN THE CONVOY AND WE'VE GOT LITTLE SNACKS AND THINGS THEY CAN EAT DURING THEIR BREAK TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Master Sgt. Adrian Lewis/U. S. Army Reserve;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=their break time.]
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[VO-NAT]

Soldiers picked up the items this morning and will immediately begin sending monthly care packages to the local reservists.
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