[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

A Floyd County family looks for answers to a murder investigation grown cold.
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT :06]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And a Roanoke artist hopes his work will help two cultural organizations touch up their finances.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


In sports the NFL draft is almost here, thoughts from Tech cornerback D'Angelo Hall , Dale Earnhardt Jr. is ready for Talladega, we will look at the new English Field lights lights
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[VO-NAT]

and Jen Overstreet, a Bedford product, is the second best softball pitcher in the country.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Another beautiful spring day in central and southwest Virginia. We will check on regional temperatures and the chances for showers in a moment.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-SHot]


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



[ENG#=3]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


A year after a Roanoke murder, a family searches for answers.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


While police continue to search for suspects.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Palmer-Anniversary]
[NEWSCAST=]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-09 TC=53:19]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

One-year ago today, a Floyd County family changed forever.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

51-year-old Richard Palmer was murdered.
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=Richard Palmer]

Palmer, along with his dog, "Rufus," were found on a Roanoke street corner, shot to death . Susan Bahorich says police and the family are still looking for clues.
[ENG#=4]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's not easy...]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; :07]
[SUPER=01-Sandra Moye/Sister; :18]
[SUPER=@SUSAN1; :44]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Tom Foster/State Police; :55]
[SUPER=04-2003; 1:00]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=News 7, Floyd County. ]
(([SOT@21:46:38:20]
[INQ=It is not...]

((SANDRA MOYE, SISTER: IT IS NOT EASY, IT'S NOT EASY- IT'S A STRUGGLE EVERYDAY...))
[RUNS= :05]
[OUTQ=... struggle everyday.]


The year since her brother's death has done little to help heal the loss Sandra Moye and her family feel ... especially since Dick Palmer's killer, or killers, are still on the loose.

[SOT@21:45:18:08]
[INQ=It is frustrating..]

((SANDRA MOYE, SISTER: IT IS FRUSTRATING AND WE HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS, BUT WHAT WE TRY TO DO IS HANDLE THIS AS IF DICKIE WAS HERE HELPING US.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUTQ=... helping us.]


Friends and family say Dick was an all-round good guy. He loved the outdoors, taking pictures and his pets.
Last year, Palmer was helping his father do some work around the farm, he went to back to his house to get material for a project and never returned...

[SOT@8:16:10]
[INQ=Later that evening...]

((SUSAN BAHORICH, REPORTING: LATER THAT EVENING RICHARD PALMER'S BODY WAS DISCOVERED. HE AND HIS DOG, RUFUS HAD BEEN SHOT TO DEATH AND THEIR BODIES LEFT IN PALMER'S TRUCK HERE AT THE CORNER OF 12TH STREET AND NORFOLK AVENUE.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUTQ= ... and Norfolk Avenue.]



[SOT@2:14:28/tape2]
[INQ=We know...]

((SGT. TOM FOSTER, VSP: WE KNOW THE VEHICLE WAS LEFT IN A VERY PUBLIC LOCATION IN ROANOKE CITY- SOMEONE MUST OF SEEN SOMETHING.))
[RUNS=:00]
[OUTQ=]


State Police are hoping someone may have seen two men in an old beat up truck.
The first man is described as a white male nearly 6-feet tall with a big belly, blond grey hair and a round weathered, rough face. His name may be "Jim."
The second suspect is described as a white male with dark hair. He may answer to the name "Bob."
The men were seen operating a 1966 or older model black and silver chevy pickup truck - with the word "Chevrolet" in large embossed letter on the tailgate. The truck also had either a make-shift or damaged bumper.

[SOT@2:21:00]
[INQ=Any information...]

((SGT. TOM FOSTER, VSP: ANY INFORMATION A CITIZEN MIGHT HAVE NO MATTER HOW TRIVIAL IT SEEMS TO THEM NOW, MAY BE ALL WE NEED TO HAVE A BREAK THROUGH ON THIS.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUTQ=.. on this.]


And, it would help Sandra Moye and her family get closure on and put her brother's memory to rest. SB, News 7, Floyd County. ))
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[TAKE FS PHONE NUMBER]
[ANCHOR=Keith]

If you have any information on the death of Richard Palmer you're asked to call the Virginia State Police at 1-800-542-5959. There's a cash reward for any information that leads to an arrest and you can remain anonymous.
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[Jeffries]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-10 TC44:56]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]
[ENG#=1]

It looks like jurors will not get to hear from Mark Jeffries before they decide whether he committed murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The 22-year old Roanoke man told police the day he was arrested that he didn't shoot anybody. His attorney indicated today that he intends to rest his case tomorrow without calling Jeffries to testify in his own defense.
[SUPER=04-November 22, 2003]

Their theory is: Joseph Salisbury killed William Fernando Rodriguez. Both men admit they were there, but insist the other one fired the fatal shots. The prosecution presented the police officer who processed Jeffries' clothing the day of his arrest.
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[SOT 11:24:30]
[IN Q=He asked me]

((OFFICER M.L. PENDLETON/ROANOKE POLICE OFFICER: HE ASKED MY WHY WAS I TAKING HIS SHIRT. I ADVISED HIM I WAS GOING TO SEND THE SHIRT TO THE LAB TO SEE IF THEY COULD FIND ANY GUNSHOT RESIDUE ON IT TO CONFIRM HIS STORY ABOUT WHO FIRED THE WEAPON. DONALD CALDWELL/PROSECUTOR: AND WHAT WAS HIS REACTION TO THAT? HE ADVISED ME AT THAT TIME THAT IT WAS MR SALISBURY'S SHIRT, THAT HE HAD PUT IT ON LATER ON THAT NIGHT BECAUSE IT WAS COLD.))
[SUPER=01-M. L. Pendleton/Roanoke Police Officer; :00]
[SUPER=02-Donald Caldwell/Prosecutor; :10]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=it was cold.]
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[VO-NAT]

Salisbury claims Jeffries held him at gunpoint along with his wife and infant son. The defense called a man who saw the two men that evening and says the two seemed to be friends, that there was no conflict between them.
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[Mower-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-12 TC36:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


A four year old Botetourt County boy died today after being run over by a riding lawnmower.
The accident happened just before noon at a private day care on Camelia Drive in Daleville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


The driver of the lawnmower said he was going up a slope when the mower faltered, rolled backwards, and ran over Justin Eric Simmons.
The boy later died at Roanoke Memorial of massive head injuries.
The Commonwealth's Attorney will review the case to see whether any charges will be filed.
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[Earth-Day]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-06 TC1:29:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


Leaders in the Roanoke Valley used Earth Day to announce the completion of the "Ozone Early Action Plan."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

It's a joint effort by Roanoke, Salem, Vinton, Botetourt and Roanoke Counties to lower ozone emissions by 20-07. If levels are NOT lowered the federal government will implement regulations that could suffocate economic growth.
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[SOT 1:38:07]
[IN Q=It, or creates]

((BETH DOUGHTY/ROANOKE REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESIDENT: IT PROVIDES OR CREATES A WHOLE NEW LEVEL OF REGULATION THAT CREATES BARRIERS TO ENTRY FOR BUSINESSES THAT WANT TO DO BUSINESS HERE OR EXPAND THEIR OPERATIONS HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Beth Doughty/Roanoke Reg.Chamber of Commerce Pres.]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=expand their operations here]
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[VO-NAT]

The Valley has exceeded ozone standards set by the E-P-A several times over the past few years, but officials believe the Action Plan will help change that. Environmental leaders say residents can help by riding a bike whenever possible, riding the bus and refueling their vehicles early in the morning or in the evening.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]


Blacksburg's town council race is more than an election.
Still ahead on News 7, how it's become a referendum on a controversial project.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Plus paving makes rush hour a royal pain on one area road. What V-DOT's doing about it when we return.
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[1st-Wx]
[B'burg-Council]
(MINI OPEN)
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-07 TC1:16:04]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Blacksburg's town council race is heating up.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-SHot]

Two more candidates have thrown their hats in the ring, even though the deadline to file has already passed.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel /Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa says they're hoping folks will take pen to paper and write them in.
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Keith/Shannon, 6-people are now vying for 3 open town council seats here and it all appears to be coming down to a sewer line. The controversial plan to extended sewer service to Tom's creek.
[ENG#=1]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=If ever]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;:00]
[SUPER=01-Frances Parsons/Blacksburg Council Incumbent;:31]
[SUPER=01-Toby Rock/ Blacksburg Council Candidate;:50]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=of thing.]

((If ever an election was shaping up to be a referendum... it's Blacksburg's town council race.
nats- Tom's creek...
A proposed 12-mile sewer line through Toms Creek was approved by a 4 to 3 vote. Now, a lawsuit and 3 open council seats later.. this issue is becoming the main reason to go to the polls. It's even brought 32 year council member Frances Parsons from the brink of retirement. She was going to give up her seat, now less than 2-weeks from the election she's decided to try and hang on.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:14:49:14:00 ]
[IN Q=This is something]

((FRANCES PARSONS: THIS IS SOMETHING THAT'S DESPERATELY NEEDED BY THE TOWN. IT'S BEEN IN THE WORKS FOR 30 YEARS AND IT NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED. :22)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=to be completed.]


She's now one of two write in candidates who are running to make sure the council will continue to support the sewer project. Toby Rock announced his write in candidacy a few weeks ago.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:1:46:42:00 ]
[IN Q=This is a]

((TOBY ROCK: THIS IS A VITAL PIECE OF INFRASTRUCTURE THAT WE NEED TO GET TO BLACKSBURG. IT PREPARES FOR INEVITABLE GROWTH THAT WE'RE TRYING TO MANAGE LIKE MOST MUNICIPALITIES ARE AND IT PROVIDES FOR FUTURE SERVICE THE NORTHWEST AND NORTHEAST PARTS OF TOWN. :56 )) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=parts of town.]


Both candidates acknowledge, being a write in.. won't be easy, but it's an uphill climb both are willing to make.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:1:47:29:00 ]
[IN Q=Getting people]

((TOBY ROCK: GETTING PEOPLE TO ACTUALLY WRITE A NAME IS A LITTLE HARDER, BUT WE'RE CONFIDENT THAT THE SUPPORT WE HAVE, PEOPLE WILL GET OUT THERE AND DO WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=have to do.]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT: 14:51:41:00]
[IN Q=People are not]

((FRANCES PARSONS: PEOPLE ARE NOT USED TO WRITING IN NAMES, BUT HOPEFULLY WE CAN EDUCATE THE VOTERS WHO TO VOTE AND HOW TO USE THE MACHINES AND THAT TYPE OF THING.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=of thing.]))
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[LIVE= Rachel/FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

The two candidates will also be relying on the mail. Blacksburg residents will soon be getting flyers like explaining how to vote for a write in, once you get inside the voting machines.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel /Microwave;]

Keith/Shannon, The election is May 4th.

[Keagy-Road]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-03 TC1:10:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

A land-swap may make it easier for a developer to build a village-style shopping complex on Route 419 and Keagy Road in Roanoke County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

County officials say Kahn Development will give up a residentially zoned lot on Keagy Road in exchange for a commercially zoned parcel on Route 419. That would put almost the entire project on land that fronts 419. The Board of Supervisors was to take up the issue in next week's meeting, but now the matter is expected to go back to the Planning Commission for further review.
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[Paving]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sra]
[TAPE#=04-04 TC1:53:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


Repaving route 221 has become an enormous nuisance for rush hour drivers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


V-DOT says the four-mile stretch of road work on Bent Moutain is necessary.
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[SOT 08:29]
[IN Q=Periodically roads]

((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT SPOKESPERSON: PERIODICALLY ROADS NEED TO BE RESURFACED AND IT IS TIME FOR ROUTE 221 TO HAVE A NEW COAT OF ASPHALT. UNFORTUNATELY, THIS SECTION OF 221 IS ONLY TWO LANES AND SO WE CANT DO THE WORK WITHOUT REALLY COMPLICATED TRAFFIC AND INCONVENIENCING MOTORISTS.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokesperson ]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=inconveniencing motorists]
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[VO]
Drivers who travel 221 say they didn't realize the work was going to be done.
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[SOT 08:50]
[IN Q=We really goofed]

((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT SPOKESPERSON: WE REALLY GOOFED UP, WE DIDN'T LET PEOPLE KNOW AHEAD OF TIME THAT THIS WORK WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. AND WHAT HAPPENED IS WE REALLY AFFECTED THE MORNING RUSH HOUR AND WE ARE SO SORRY FOR THAT))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=SORRY FOR THAT]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


VDOT says it has altered its schedule to start the work at 8:30 am toward the end of the morning rush.
The work should be completed by the end of the month.

[Trestle-Fall]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-11 TC46:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


Lynchburg police are trying to figure out why a Liberty University student was trying to climb a railroad trestle when he fell off it earlier today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


22-year-old Marlon B. Roman of Rialto, California suffered head and chest injuries in the fall in the Blackwater Creek Natural Area around 11:AM.
A group of bike riders spotted him lying near the trestle. Police believe he was walking alone on the span before falling more than 30 feet.
Roman was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital where he's in serious condition.
Anyone who may have seen him in the area is asked to call Lynchburg police.
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[Stocks]


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


A flood of upbeat earnings reports sent Wall Street higher. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/143.93/10461.20/x/37.28/2032.91;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW climbed 144 points.
NASDAQ rose 37.
[SUPER=271-h/1.43/44.33/h/0.67/56.50/h/0.84/30.96/h/5.29/94.75/h/0.81/81.39;]
[SUPER=272-h/0.93/34.44/h/0.71/21.51/h/0.20/7.61/h/0.40/63.61/h/0.15/30.85;]
[SUPER=273-h/0.33/9.25/h/1.15/41.25/h/0.22/17.67/h/1.53/24.24/h/0.09/6.10;]
[SUPER=274-h/0.12/12.75/h/1.04/69.50/h/0.07/37.76/h/0.64/45.92/h/0.25/58.60;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[State-bugs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=04-08 TC1:33:40]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]


They are creepy and crawly AND endangered.
For the first time, bugs have been added to Virginia's list of protected species.
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[VO-NAT]


The state says Mitchell's satyr (SAY'-ter) butterfly, Holsinger's cave beetle, the Buffalo Mountain mealybug and the Virginia Piedmont water boatman are near extinction.
Two of those six-legged creatures are so rare they are found ONLY in Southwest Virginia.
The Northeastern beach tiger beetle and the Appalachian grizzled skipper are listed as threatened.
State officials say protecting these bugs may reap benefits down the road.
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[SOT 15:04:33]
[IN Q=DAILY THERE ARE NEW DRUGS]

((FRANK FULGHAM/VA DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE: DAILY THERE ARE NEW DRUGS, NEW CANCER TREATMENTS THAT ARE BEING DISCOVERED FROM PLANTS AND INSECTS THAT NOBODY KNEW EVEN EXISTED TEN YEARS AGO.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Fulgham/Virginia Dept. of Agriculture]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=EVEN EXISTED TEN YEARS AGO.]
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[VO-NAT]


Virginia is one of the last states to add insects to its list of endangered species.
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[Roanoke-Artist]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-05 TC1:46:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


A local artist is using a brush to paint a better financial picture for a couple non-profit organizations.
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[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

John Adams moved to the Roanoke Valley from New Jersey two years ago and says he fell in love with the area. Last year he painted a picture of the snow leopards at Mill Mountain Zoo to be sold at a zoo fundraiser. This year, he's combined a handful of recognizeable attractions into one print to benefit the zoo and Transportation Museum.
(///// SOT at :20 /////)
[SOT 13:03:44 - 13:03:59]
[IN Q=I've seen some of the older prints...]

((JOHN ADAMS/ARTIST: I'VE SEEN SOME OF THE OLDER PRINTS BUT HADN'T SEEN ANYTHING LIKE A COMPOSITE OF THE TRAINS, RUBY AND THE STAR SO I SAID, LET'S TRY SOMETHING LIKE THAT AND SEE HOW IT GOES.))
[SUPER=01-John Adams/Artist;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=and see how it goes.]
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[VO-NAT :07]

The 26 by 18 inch prints will be sold in gift and frame shops around Roanoke with a percentage going to the attractions.
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[TAKE WDBJ WEBPAGE FS] For more information you'll find a link to John's website by logging on to wdbj7 dot com and clicking on "websites in the news". Adams says he hopes to have the site updated tomorrow.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]
[ENG#=V10]


Dale Earnhardt Junior talks about a repeat at Talladega, Lynchburg softball pitcher Jen Overstreet is among the nations best
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[VO-NAT]


and as the NFL draft approaches, Virginia Tech cornerback D-Angelo Hall is waiting for the call.
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[S-Hall]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-162 20340tc]
[GRAPHIC=NFL DRAFT]
[ENG#=1]


The top in-state player taken in the draft Saturday could be Virginia Tech's DeAngelo Hall. Mike Stevens spoke with him before he left for New York.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :12]
[SUPER=01-DeAngelo Hall/Projected First Round Pick in the Draft; :18]
[SUPER=@mike2; :29]
[RUNS=1:04]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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(( The cell phone has become Hall's top toy the past few weeks. He and his agent talk regularly - not only about which team is likely to take him - but where his itinerary will take him in the Big Apple. ((DEANGELO HALL:)) Hall says he's looking forward to his down time in New York before starting his future in the NFL. ((DEANGELO HALL:)) Most of the pre draft predictions have Hall following the path many Hokies have taken in recent years to the Cleveland Browns. Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))
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[S-Racing]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-165 TC14526]
[GRAPHIC=Nextel Cup]
[ENG#=2]


The Nascar Nextel Cup Series goes from the shortest track to the biggest this weekend in Talladega. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is the favorite considering he's the defending champ and he won at Daytona.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt, Jr./Defending Race Champ; :]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=as good as it's always been."]
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[S-Baseball]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-163 200227tc]
[GRAPHIC=TECH]
[ENG#=3]


The first game under the lights ever at English Field is set for tomorrow night as the Hokies host West Virginia in a doubleheader in Blacksburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

All of the funds for the project were raised by head coach Chuck Hartman and would not have been possible without the generosity of many alumni like Tech hall of famer Johnny Oates.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Tom Gabbard/VT Athletic Director for Facilities; :03]
[RUNS=:31]
[OUT Q=...TO DO IT."]
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[vo nat con't] The eight light poles circling the field make it as bright as any Triple A professional team.
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[S-Overstreet]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-173 6:34]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]
[ENG#=4]


For the first time since 1999 the ODAC softball tournament will begin tomorrow with a number one seed OTHER than Roanoke College. 29-9 and 1 Lynchburg is the top seed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]


One main reason for the Hornets success is former Liberty high school star pitcher Jen Overstreet. The junior is second in the nation in all of division III in wins with 22 this season.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jen Overstreet/22-5 Record This Season; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dawn Simmons/Lynchburg Head Coach; :15]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=........off the mound for us"]
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[VO-NAT]


Overstreet has a 1.68 ERA. She's striking out nearly 10 batters a game, almost two an inning.
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