[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The parents of a boy killed in a freak accident tell us about him and the nightmare that came true.
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And state Senators promise a vote on the budget next Tuesday.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]
[ENG#=2]

In sports, the country and the NFL mourns the death of former Arizona Cardinal Pat Tillman, draft talk with DeAngelo Hall and Jake Grove, early qualifying from Talladega
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[VO-NAT]


and we will head to another type of fast track, the Cosmo invitational.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


If all goes well, the weekend with start foggy and end wet with very comfortable weather in between.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[WRITER=dse]
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[ENG#=3]
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[SOT 16:54:27- 16:54:30]
[IN Q=Oh, he was a joy and...]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=and the sunshine.]
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[VO-NAT :11]
[ANCHOR=Keith]

The parents of a Troutville boy killed in a lawn-mower accident remember his light.
[ANCHOR=Shan]

They say they want the world to know just how special 4-year old Justin Simmons was.
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[ANCHOR=2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphrey.
[Mower-Fatal]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-05 TC1:48:02]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Justin Simmons was at a Botetourt County day-care home yesterday when Orville Reedy accidentally backed over him with a riding lawn-mower.
[ANCHOR=Shan 2-Shot]

The County Sheriff's Department is investigating the accident
[ANCHOR=Shan]
[SS=Justin Simmons]

and plans to turn its findings over to the Commonwealth's attorney to decide whether charges should be filed. But Justin's mother calls the Reedys "extended family" and says their grief may be punishment enough.
[ENG#=4]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Justin was a child who always had a smile on his face.]
[SUPER=01-Kristie Simmons/Mother;:06((QUICK!!))]
[SUPER=01-Ron Simmons/Father;:34]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Yesterday;:45]
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[OUT Q=I just know what he's probably living with.]
(([((SOT 16:54:16 - 16:54:26]
[IN Q=Justin was a child who always...]

((KRISTIE SIMMONS/MOTHER: JUSTIN WAS A CHILD WHO ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HIS FACE, IT WAS A CONTAGIOUS SMILE.... ASKED A LOT OF QUESTIONS, HE WAS VERY INQUISITIVE, HE JUST WANTED TO LEARN.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=He just wanted to learn.]

The four year old with the sunny smile had been attending the day-care home in Daleville since he was 11-weeks old. In his short life he'd aqcuired a taste for things mechanical.
[SOT 16:56:03 - 16:56:10]
[IN Q=Roberta said that yesterday...]

((KRISTIE SIMMONS/MOTHER: ROBERTA SAID THAT YESTERDAY WHEN ORVILLE STARTED THE LAWN MOWER, I THINK HE HAD A PROBLEM GETTING IT STARTED AND WHEN HE DID JUSTIN WAS JUST THRILLED.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=Justin was just thrilled.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 16:55:41 - 16:55:55]
[IN Q=The only concerning thing to me...]

((RON SIMMONS/FATHER: THE ONLY CONCERNING THING TO ME IS THE LAWN MOWER. I CAN UNDERSTAND THE SWINGS OR SOMETHING FALLING OFF BUT... THE, YOU KNOW, THE LAWN MOWER.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=you know, the lawn mower.]

Orville Reedy was mowing on a slope when the machine stalled and rolled backwards over the boy. A family spokesperson says Reedy knew the child was outside with him but thought he was on an elevated porch.
[SOT 16:56:55 - 16:57:05]
[IN Q=I think Orville's probably paying...]

((KRISTIE SIMMONS/MOTHER: I THINK ORVILLE'S PROBABLY PAYING RIGHT NOW MORE THAN HE COULD EVER PAY. HE ACTUALLY WANTS ME TO BE MAD AT HIM. RIGHT NOW, I CAN'T. I JUST KNOW WHAT HE'S PROBABLY LIVING WITH.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=I just know what he's probably living with.]))))
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[ANCHOR=Shan ]
[SS=HOLD]

The Sheriff's Department hopes to have the investigation completed next week.
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[TAKE FUNERAL FS] Meantime, a memorial visitation is scheduled for 7 to 9 tomorrow evening at Oakey's East. The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 at Bonsack Baptist Church.
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[Pitts-Body]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=cja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Human remains have been found in Pittsylvania County.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN MAP]
Deputies got a call at 10:30 last night, after someone found skeletal remains near Inman Roard in the Cascade community.
Investigators later confirmed that the skeleton is that of a human being.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]


Officers describe the remains as being 'very weathered.'
They've been sent to the medical examiner's office in Roanoke.

[Jeffries]


[ANCHOR=Keith ]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-06 TC1:31:46]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]
[ENG#=1]

The prosecution in the murder trial of Mark Jeffries admitted today that abduction charges are not supported by the evidence.
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

In closing arguments this morning, Prosecutor John McNeil said he fully expected the jury to return NOT guilty verdicts on the abduction counts. That means the prosecution doesn't believe its own witnesses, at least not their story about being abducting by Jeffies. Melinda and Joseph Salisbury- -a couple known to their friends as Lee Lee and Nickano- -had told police Jeffries forced them to accompany him November 22nd on a search for crack cocaine.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Ladies and gentlemen]

((DONALD CALDWELL/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THIS MAN PICKED HIS FRIENDS, "LEE LEE" SALISBURY AND "NICKANO" SALISBURY. HE'S OUT THERE DOING CRACK WITH THEM, HE'S AROUND WHEN THEY'VE GOT THE GUN.))
[SUPER=01-Donald Caldwell/Commonwealth's Attorney]
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[OUT Q=got the gun....]
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=04-November 22, 2003]

Along the way, they happened upon a young Honduran immigrant sitting in his car at 17th and Patterson. For some reason- -still not fully explained- -William Rodriguez was shot and killed. Though Jeffries is the one on trial, his attorney points to the robbery and malicious wounding of Paul Guenthner with the same gun some three months later... while Jeffries was still in jail. Jeffries' attorney calls that the "linchpin" of the case.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Because unless there]

((DAVID DAMICO/JEFFRIES' ATTORNEY; BECAUSE UNLESS THERE IS A REALLY PERSUASIVE AND COMPELLING EXPLANATION FOR HOW THAT GUN ENDED UP IN NICKANO'S HANDS IN FEBRUARY, THEN THEIR CASE COLLAPSES.))
[SUPER=01-David Damico/Jeffries' Attorney]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=thier case collapses.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]

The Commonwealth agrees that the same gun was used in the later incident. But they contend it was Jeffries' finger on the trigger November 22nd. The jury has been deliberating- -without a verdict- -a little over five hours.

[XGR-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=04-09 TC55:25]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]
[ENG#=2]


We will vote on Tuesday... that's the word today from key Senators.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The Senate is pledging to take action on a tax package early next week in an effort to break the state budget deadlock.
The Senate has had the House plan for eleven days but has yet to offer a counter proposal.
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[SOT 12:07:01]
[IN Q=THEY'VE GOT A LOT OF DIVERGENT]

((HOUSE SPEAKER BILL HOWELL: THEY'VE GOT ALOT OF DIVERGENT VIEWS OVER THERE AS WELL THAT THEY'RE TRYING TO BRING IN. THEY'VE GOT TO FIND 21 VOTES FOR WHATEVER THEY COME UP WITH AND I THINK THEY'RE HAVING TROUBLE DOING THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Bill Howell/(R) Speaker of the House; :00]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=HAVING TROUBLE DOING THAT.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Senate is trying to meet the demands of key House Republicans who want the tax increases capped at one billion dollars.
But Senate Democrats are adding to the holdup by demanding more spending on schools.
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[SOT 01:12:32]
[IN Q=THE BOTTOM LINE IS WE'RE]

((SEN. EDWARD HOUCK/R-SPOTSYLVANIA: THE BOTTOM LINE IS WE'RE PERSISTENT ON HAVING ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR EDUCATION.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Edward Houck/(D) Spotsylvania Co.; :]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR EDUCATION.]
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[VO-NAT]


The closed-door budget talks will continue over the weekend.
One senator says a cap on the phaseout of the car tax WILL be part of the Senate's plan.
Today marks the 101st day of the legislative session.
The General Assembly was scheduled to adjourn more than forty days ago.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]


Four months on the picket lines and no end in sight.
The latest on the strike at Dan Chem when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Plus Roanoke hopes a new variety of tree will put down roots... and offer up less trouble than the Bradford Pear tree.
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[1st-Wx]
[Dan-Chem]
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[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-07 TC1:19:27]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Nearly four months after voting to strike- unionized workers at DanChem are no closer to reaching an agreement with their company.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-shannon & Jennifer/Microwave;]

Jennifer Wishon met with the union today and joins us from our Lynchburg newsroom with more. Keith & Shannon the union voted to go on strike New Years Day and so far 2004 hasn't turned out to be a year of compromise.
[LIVE=Jennifer/FULL L'Burg Bureau]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1;]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg]

So far there's been very little communication between a union and a company in a region where jobs are hard to come by.
[ENG#=1]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Since January first]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Edward Hunt/Union Employee; :17]
[SUPER=01-Danny Hill/Union Employee; 1:07]
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[OUT Q=demands are being met]

((((QUICK NATS OF WORKERS TALKING)) Since January first nothing's changed here at DanChem but the weather. About 70 United Food and Commercial union employees take turns manning the picket lines while Pittsylvania County deputies stand watch. Issues on the minds of striking workers also remain the same.
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[SOT 10:57:12]
[IN Q=A lot of people think]

((EDWARD HUNT: A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK WE'RE OUT HERE BECAUSE OF MONEY AND WE'RE GREEDY AND WE'RE MAKING GOOD MONEY, BUT HEALTHCARE IS A BIG THING. YOU GO FROM 41 DOLLARS TO 138 DOLLARS YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IT.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=to think about it]

Because of the nature of their jobs - Hunt along with other employees don't think an increase in healthcare premiums should even be on the table.
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[SOT 10:56:08]
[IN Q=Healthcare to us is]

((EDWARD HUNT: HEALTHCARE TO US IS EVERYTHING BECAUSE WE'RE DEALING CHEMICALS EVERY DAY AND THE LAST THING WE WANT TO DO IS BE GOING TO THE DOCTOR ON SOMETHING THAT WE'RE AFRAID TO GO BECAUSE WE CAN'T AFFORD TO GO.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=can't afford to go]

Since the strike began there's been more bad economic news in Southside. Active Wear closed it's doors and more recently Dan River Incorporated filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. However, these employees say they feel obligated to stand up for what's right, no matter what happens around them.
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[SOT 11:06:42]
[IN Q=I just don't want to]

((DANNY HILL: I JUST DON'T WANT TO GO BACK IN THERE AND ACCEPT A CONTRACT AND .... I'D RATHER GO OUT THAN GO IN THERE AND ACCEPT IT.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=there and accept it]

In an economically depressed area, DanChem didn't have any problems finding people willing to accept their offer of temporary work during the strike. Company officials say it's been a challenge, but report customer demands are being met.))
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[LIVE=Jennifer/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg;]

The last meeting between the two sides was April first -
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Jennifer/Microwave;]

Keith & Shannon, no movement was made, but union leaders say morale remains high.

[81-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-03 TC1:11:48]
[GRAPHIC=I-81]
[ENG#=2]

A Dublin man was flown to the hospital this morning after a serious crash on Interstate 81.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;]

Police say it took two hours to get 37 year old Donald Lee Sumner out of his van. Around 8:00 this morning Sumner was going South when his vehicle crossed into the Northbound lane and hit a tractor trailer head on around the Fort Chiswell exit in Wythe County. He's in critical condition at a Bristol Hospital. Police say charges are pending.
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[Peeping-Tom]


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

A former Virginia Tech employee pleaded guilty this week to peeping into a bathroom stall. 46 year old James Allen Smith of Blacksburg was working at a dining Hall when a female says she walked into a bathroom and saw Smith lying on the floor. Smith will serve 30 days of a year long jail sentence. He is listed on the state's sex offender registry for a previous conviction for aggravated sexual battery. University officials decline to say whether they knew of Smith's prior conviction.

[Stocks]


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


Stocks rallied to close the week with a win. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/11.64/10472.84/x/16.86/2049.77;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW rose 12 points.
NASDAQ gained 17.
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[SUPER=274-h/0.94/13.69/h/0.26/69.76/h/0.16/37.92/h/0.02/45.94/h/0.37/58.97;]
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[Giles-Tourism]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-08 TC1:34:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

Giles County is betting nature lovers will play a huge role in its future. The county has already spent more than 4-million dollars on tourism in the last few years. As New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa found out... local leaders believe it's been money well spent.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=These two]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Howard Morris/Giles Co. Supervisor; :12]
[SUPER=01-Chris McKlarney/Giles Co. Administrator; :22]
[SUPER=@Rachel1; :47]
[SUPER=@Boucher; :58]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Hobbs/Giles Co. Supervisor; 1:11]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Giles Co. ]

((These two hikers are headed to a place 85-thousand people visited just last year. Giles County's famous Cascades. One of more than a handful of outdoor attractions.

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[SOT: 25:18:00 ]
[IN Q=We've got]

((HOWARD MORRIS: WE'VE GOT THE RAW MATERIALS. WE'VE GOT THE RIVERS WE'VE GOT THE MOUNTAINS... WE GOT THE CASCADES. WE GOT MOUNTAIN LAKE. THESE ARE THINGS PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=know about.]


and it's what Giles County is hoping to get MORE Green from.

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[SOT: 27:58:00 ]
[IN Q=Its another]

((CHRIS MCKLARNEY:ITS ANOTHER INDUSTRY THAT COMPLEMENTS ALL OTHERS. YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE THAT QUALITY OF LIFE TO ATTRACT AND PROMOTE TRADITIONAL INDUSTRIES. SO THAT JUST ONE PIECE OF THE PUZZLE WE FEEL LIKE WE NEED TO GO AFTER.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=need to go after.]


The county's already invested 4-million dollars in its tourist attractions. And with future projects in the works like restoring the Historic Glen Alton property... tourism seems to be where the county's putting all its eggs... so to speak.

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[SOT:34:49:00 ]
[IN Q=the state]

((RACHEL DEPOMPA:THE STATE ESTIMATES LAST YEAR PEOPLE SPENT MORE THAN 14 MILLION DOLLAR AT TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN GILES COUNTY. FOR EVERY DOLLAR SPENT THAT'S FOUR DOLLARS THE COUNTY GETS BACK IN RETURN.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=back in return.]



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[SOT:24:17::00 ]
[IN Q=It's actually]

((RICK BOUCHER: IT'S ACTUALLY SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA'S FASTEST GROWING INDUSTRIES. IT'S GROWING AT ABOUT 17 PERCENT ANNUALLY. IN MOST OF THE COUNTIES THAT I REPRESENT. BUT WE'VE ONLY BEGUN TO MINE ITS RICH POTENTIAL. )) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=rich potential.]


The county's now working on getting hotels to the region. They say, lodging is the missing ingredient.

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[SOT:26:39:00]
[IN Q=We've been looking]

((BARBARA HOBBS: WE'VE BEEN LOOKING TOWARDS THAT FOR SOME TIME NOW. WE'D LIKE TO BE ABLE TO RETAIN THE PEOPLE THAT JUST DRIVE THROUGH FOR A LITTLE WHILE. )) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=little while]


Officials say there are many more projects in the works to make sure the county's natural beauty leads the way to a healthy future. Rachel DePompa, News 7, Giles County.))

[New-Trees]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-10 TC46:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


A touch of the orient is growing in the City of Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

This week, the Department of Parks and Recreation began a project to replace the Bradford Pears along Wiley Drive with Japanese Yashino (yuh-SHEE-no) Cherry trees. For now, just a handful of the cherry trees have been planted, but in the next few years the city hopes to replace ALL of the pears.
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[SOT - 3:12]
[IN Q=The benefits we're going...]

((DAN HENRY/ROANOKE CITY URBAN FORESTER; THE BENEFITS WE'RE GOING TO SEE ARE LESS MAINTENANCE ON THE TREES WE HAVE, LESS RESPONSE AFTER STORMS, THE ABILITY TO GROW TURF UNDER THE TREES OF A LITTLE HIGHER QUALITY.))
[SUPER=01-Dan Henry/Roanoke City Urban Forester; ]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=a little higher quality.]
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[VO-NAT]

Yoshino Cherry trees do not produce any fruit, but each spring its blossoms explode into pink and white. They are the same species as the famous cherry trees in Washington D-C that have started a large celebration in early April.
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[Sports tease]


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


We will check in on the Cosmo track meet at Salem as over a thousand athletes competed,
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[VO-NAT]

and DeAngelo Hall from tech hams it up with some of his draftees and then makes a big statement
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[S-Tillman]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=kco]
[TAPE#=SP-173 8:06]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]
[ENG#=1]


The military confirmed today that former NFL Arizona Cardinal safety Pat Tillman was killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan Thursday night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]

The 27 year old turned down a 3 year 3.6 million dollar contract to join the Army Rangers with his brother Kevin in 2002. September 11th played a big role in his decision to serve his country. He is remembered for his heroism.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Michael Bidwill/Arizona Cardinals VP & General Counsel; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=..what those terms really mean."]
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[S-dangelo]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6m]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-170 45:29]
[GRAPHIC=NFL Draft]
[ENG#=2]


Experts say Virginia Tech cornerback DeAngelo Hall will be one of the top 8 picks when the NFL draft gets underway tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]


This morning, Hall joined six of the other projected top picks including Eli Manning and Kellen Winslow on CBS News the Early Show. Hall joked with his fellow draftees but was very serious when asked about the NFL's top receivers he will face.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-DeAngelo Hall/Virginia Tech Cornerback; :00]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=.......so I can prove myself"]
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[S-Jake]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-172 TC5035]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]
[ENG#=3]


Hall's teammate Jake Grove is expected to be the top center taken in the Draft. The Forest product has taken a simple approach to the game all the way to the pros.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jake Grove/Draft Hopeful; :00]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=worked out well for me."]
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[VO-NAT]


The draft isn't the only exciting thing in Jake's life right now. Later this summer he'll marry his fiance, Katie Ammon.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Katie Ammon/Jake's Fiance; :00]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=just gonna be as great."]
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[S-Schaub]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-162 2:04:56]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]
[ENG#=4]


UVa quarterback Matt Schaub will most likely be picked after the third round. But he remains optimistic that he will go higher.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Matt Schaub/UVa Senior Quarterback; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=......help the team out"]
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[S-Track]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-174 TC0050]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Sports]
[ENG#=1]


The 39th annual Cosmopolitan Track Meet is underway at Salem High School.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


William Fleming has won the past four Cosmos. Franklin County is expected to challenge the Colonels for the boys title.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Randy Lower/Meet Director; :00]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=doing real well."]
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[VO-NAT]


The Cosmo is geared with a look ahead to the district, regional and state meets, and provides the winners with bragging rights in the Valley.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mijuan Curtis/William Fleming Sprinter; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=who runs Roanoke."]
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-176]
[GRAPHIC=Nascqr/nextel]
[ENG#=2]


Qualifying is almost finished at Talladega for the Nextel Cup Series.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Talladega, AL/SPEED; :00]


After about 12 cars Ricky Rudd went out for his Bud Pole Qualifying laps. Rudd has raced at Talladega 54 times and had 16 top 10 starts there and the closest he had come to the pole was second twice. But Rudd has the Wood Brothers Ford(------------------) on the pole with a speed of 191.18 miles an hour with five or so cars still left to qualify.