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Coming up on News 7-
It's going to cost more to go to one Virginia college.
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UVa students talk about this week's shooting there.
And a plane spirals out of control and crashes into the Atlantic.
And an old movie reel is discovered- featuring Ronnie Reagan.. it's found right here in this area.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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A national grocery chain is shutting down stores that don't produce, including ones here in Virginia.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.

[Winn-Dixie]


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As part of a national corporate reorganization, Winn-Dixie will slash its Virginia workforce by close to 900-jobs.

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[SUPER=03-Vinton;]

The company today announced plans to sell or close 111-stores including all stores in the Roanoke-Lynchburg and Richmond-Petersburg areas. Winn-Dixie says the stores are not turning a profit. At least one customer isn't surprised.
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[IN Q=Not really, 'cause I kinda...]
[SUPER=01-Fredrick Murray/Customer;]

((FREDRICK MURRAY/CUSTOMER: NOT REALLY, 'CAUSE I KINDA... HOW THEY STAY IN BUSINESS, YOU KNOW?))
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[OUT Q=how they stay in business, you know?]
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Winn-Dixie's president issued a statement saying "This was a difficult decision but a necessary part of our strategic plan to restore Winn-Dixie to consistent profitability." He adds that the company will make every effort to ensure a smooth transition for affected employees. The stores will be sold or closed within the next year.
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[Uva-Student]


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Students at UVa are reacting to this weeks shooting at the school.
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Former Football player Jamaine Winborne was shot in the leg at a dorm and another student, 23 year old Aaron Robinson was arrested for the crime. Police say this was not a random act of violence-
They say Robinson and the former starting cornerback were involved
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in some sort of argument just before the shots were fired.- Still the violence makes students uneasy
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((IT SEEMS THERE'S BEEN AN INCREASE OF VIOLENCE WITH THE RAPES AND OF COURSE THERE WERE A COUPLE OF STABBINGS LAST SEMESTER SO I'M NOT SURPRISED THERE WAS A SHOOTING IT'S JUST A BIT SCARY FROM THE STUDENTS POINT OF VIEW.)) ((IT'S A VERY UNFORTUNATE SITUATION. I THINK THAT EVERYBODY IN CHARLOTTESVILLE LOOKS AT UVA AS A REALLY SAFE COMMUNITY AND FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO HAPPEN IT'S A TRAGEDY. IT'S VERY UNEXPECTED.))
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[SUPER=01-Scott Caputo/Student; 16]
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[OUT Q=VERY UNEXPECTED.]
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Robinson turned himself in yesterday- and was charged with malicious wounding.
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[WM-Tuition]


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William and Mary students will be paying more to attend the college this fall.
In a meeting today, the Board raised fees for tuition as well as room and board.
The increase will bring the annual cost for in-state undergraduates to just over 13-thousand dollars and out-of-state to around 28-thousand.

[State-Theater]


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A historic movie theater in Lexington re-opened today after getting a major facelift.
But what's getting top billing is what was found when the theater was closed.
Justin McLeod has the story of a cinematic treasure.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Anna-Lisa/Lexington Resident; :14]
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[SUPER=01-Don Hasfurther/Downtown Development Association; 1:17]
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((((NAT SOUND OF RIBBON CUTTING))
You can once again see movies in downtown Lexington. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF POPCORN))
The State Theater has re-opened after four months of renovations.
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((ANNA-LISA/LEXINGTON RESIDENT: I CAME HERE I GUESS THE FIRST TIME IN 1976 AND THIS IS MUCH IMPROVED.))
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An improvement that cost nearly a half million dollars.
You can see the difference here in these before and after photos.
This is how the concession stand used to look like, this is how it looks today and that's not the only change.
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[IN Q=The seats are]

((HENRY FLINT/THEATER MANAGER: THE SEATS ARE ALL DIFFERENT. WE HAD THE OLD SEATS, NOW WE HAVE THE RECLINER WITH THE CUPHOLDERS, ALL THE NEW DRAPINGS, BATHROOMS, EVERYTHING IS NEW.))
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A new look with modern amentities but the theater has kept its art deco style which was in place when it opened more than sixty years ago.
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[IN Q=When you're in a]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: WHEN YOU'RE IN A BUILDING AS OLD AS THIS ONE YOU'RE BOUND TO FIND HIDDEN TREASURE. THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED IN MARCH WHEN WORKERS CAME INTO THIS ROOM AND FOUND A MOVIE REEL FROM THE 1930'S.))
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((DON HASFURTHER/LEXINGTON DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION: WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT IT WAS STILL IN LEXINGTON.))
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What he's talking about is an original print from the 1938 movie Brother Rat.
It starred Ronald Reagan and was about life at Virginia Military Institute.
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((DON HASFURTHER/LEXINGTON DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION: WE CONTACTED THE VIRGINIA FILM INSTITUTE WHO IN RETURN CONTACTED AFI AND WE ARE TRYING TO SEE WHETHER NOT THE FILM CAN BE RESTORED.))
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The American Film Institute has told them not to open the canisters fearing it could ruin the already aged film.
If it can be restored, the theater hopes to one day play it again here in Lexington, proving a city known for its American History also has plenty of cinematic history as well.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Lexington.))

[Carroll-Growth]


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Two new projects in Carroll County may spur economic growth.
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The county just recieved a two and a half million dollar federal loan to extend a water line to homes and businesses along Routes 620, 58 and Airport Road. More than 180 households will get the service in the summer of 2005. Officials say the new line may help turn 400 acres into a new Industrial Park. Money is also soaring into the Twin County Airport. A 1 point 2 million dollar federal grant will be used to widen and resurface the airport's runway.
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[Webb-Mfg]


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Grayson and Carroll county officials are bracing for the effects of recent layoffs.
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This week Webb Furniture announced it was letting a quarter of its work force go. The Galax company is laying off 151 employees. Officials say the job losses will be felt across Grayson and Carroll counties and the city of Galax.
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[SUPER=01-Sharon Nichols/Carroll Co. Supervisor;]

((SHARON NICHOLS: IT'S GOING TO BE TRAUMATIC. THERE'S GONNA BE A LOT OF PEOLE THAT THIS IS THERE SO INCOME AND IT'S GOING TO BE DEVASTATING FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE. ))
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[OUT Q=For a lot of people. (DOUBLE OUT)]
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County officials are encouraging all the laid off workers to go to the Rooftop of Virginia Community Action office in Galax for assistance.
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[Alliance-Funds]


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A number of Lynchburg non- profits have lost city funding this year, but one company is stepping in to help.
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Today a local Wal- Mart presented five non- profits with one- thousand dollars each. The organizations were chosen by store employees who say they're simply living out the dream of Wal- Mart founder Sam Walton.
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((JADE WHITE/LYNCHBURG WAL-MART MANAGER: LIKE HE SAID, YOU TAKE CARE OF CUSTOMERS ONE PERSON AT A TIME, YOU OWN AND YOU OPERATE BUSINESSES IN THE COMMUNITY AND YOU MAKE SURE YOU'RE GIVING BACK....THE MORE YOU GIVE THE MORE YOU GET.))
[SUPER=01-Jade White/Lynchburg Wal-Mart Manager;]
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[OUT Q=the more you get]
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Organizations like the Legal Aid Society usually receive tens of thousands of dollars from the city and officials say every donation helps.
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((DAVID NEUMEYER: WE CAN SERVE LESS THAN HALF OF THE ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS THAT COME TO OUR DOOR. EVEN WITH THE HELP OF THE LYNCHBURG BAR ASSOCIATION WHICH DOES PRO- BONO CASES FOR US THERE ARE STILL MANY, MANY PEOPLE THAT WE HAVE TO TURN AWAY.))
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[OUT Q=have to turn away]
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Wal- Mart plans to donate to more organizations in the coming weeks.
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Still ahead on the newscast, the King of Pop is indicted on 10 felony child molestation charges,
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and practice for an air show turns deadly, and it's caught on tape. We'll have that story coming up in a little bit.

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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, rookies reign in Southern California. The Avalanche can't slow down the K-Tribe, and the Hammerin' Hokies get stoked for a big weekend series with Rutgers. Plus, softball from Rocky Mount, and Jason Diggs decides his future. All that and more on the way in sports.))
[Iraq]

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More U-S servicemen are killed today in Iraq.
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This time, two U-S marines were killed and six others wounded when they were attacked by a suicide bomber near Fallujah.
This comes as U-S military officials say a tentative deal has been reached to turn over some security functions in Fallujah to the Iraqi army.
U-S marines will continue to staff checkpoints throughout the city at least for awhile.
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[Bush-prisoners]


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The soldiers involved in possible abuse of prisoners in Iraq could face criminal charges.
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The photographs were first aired last night by CBS and have since been seen around the world- including on Arabic TV- where they have been leading the newscasts.
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[INQ=If those pictures]

((GENERAL MARK KIMMITT: IF THOSE PICTURES ARE WHAT THEY APPEAR TO BE THEY WILL FACE A COURT OF LAW AND A CRIMINAL COURT OF LAW.)) ((PRESIDENT BUSH: I SHARED A DEEP DISGUST THAT THOSE PRISONERS WERE TREATED THE WAY THEY WERE TREATED. ))
[Super=01-Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt/U.S. Army;]
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[OUT Q=THEY WERE TREATED.]
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The President insisted the photos do not typify the behavior of U-S forces in Iraq. He says most are serving honorably in the cause for freedom.

[Williams-Verdict]


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A jury finds Jayson Williams innocent of aggravated manslaughter in the shotgun slaying of a limo driver in his mansion. But the former N-B-A star was convicted of four lesser counts for trying to cover up the shooting and make it look like a suicide. Scott Rapoport has more on the verdict.
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((FACING A POSSIBLE 55 YEARS IN PRISON FOR THE SHOOTING DEATH OF HIS LIMO DRIVER...JASON WILLIAMS ESCAPED THE MOST SERIOUS CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER. IT WAS A STUNNING AQUITTAL IN A CASE PROSECUTORS ONCE DESCRIBED AS A SLAM DUNK. Sot: Billy Martin - Williams Attorney "You can't imagine how excited we are...him and wife ...
THE JURY OF EIGHT WOMEN AND FOUR MEN...FOUND THE EX-NBA STAR NOT GUILTY OF AGGRAVATED MANSLAUGHTER... AND COULD NOT COME TO A DECISION ON THE CHARGE OF RECKLESS MANSLAUGHTER -- CHARGES THAT COULD HAVE CARRIED UP TO FORTY YEARS ON THEIR OWN. INSTEAD, THEY CONVICTED WILLIAMS ON FOUR COUNTS DEALING WITH THE COVER-UP OF THE FATAL SHOOTING AND TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE.
HE NOW FACES A MAXIMUM OF (13) YEARS BEHIND BARS. Sot: Prosecutor - Steven Lember - Hunterdon County Prosecutor "We are disappointed of course that the jury was unable to reach a verdict of guilty on any of the pre-shooting or shooting counts." WILLIAMS WAS ACCUSED OF SHOOTING LIMO DRIVER GUS CHRISTOFI IN HIS NEW JERSEY MANSION IN FEBRUARY 2002... AND THEN TAKING STEPS TO COVER IT UP ...WIPING OFF THE WEAPON AND PLACING IT IN THE VICTIMS HANDS.
THRU OUT THE TRIAL ... HIS DEFENSE TEAM INSISTED THE SHOOTING WAS AN ACCIDENT...THAT THE SHOTGUN MALFUNCTIONED...AND THAT WILLIAMS WAS SO DISTRAUGHT HE COULD NOT HAVE POSSIBLY ORGANIZED A COVER-UP. JURORS SAY IT WAS DIFFICULT TRYING TO DETERMINE WILLIAMS INTENT WITH THE GUN.
Sot: Shalisha Martin - Juror "Was he actually pointing it...or was he actually closing the gun. Was he closing it...or was he clicking and pointing it." PROSECUTORS SAY THEY WILL BE BACK IN COURT ON MAY 21...TO DECIDE WHETHER TO RE-TRY WILLIAMS ON THE UNRESOLVED CHARGE OF RECKLESS MANSLAUGHTER...ON WHICH THE JURY COULD NOT REACH A VERDICT.
SCOTT RAPOPORT...CBS NEWS.))


[Jackson]


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A grand jury in Santa Maria, California has indicted Michael Jackson on child molestation charges -- including a conspiracy count involving child abduction.
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Ten counts were unsealed at today's hearing. The allegations also include lewd acts with a minor and giving alcohol to a minor. Jackson pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
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((THOMAS MESEREAU/J ACKSON ATTY-- THIS CASE IS ABOUT ONE THING ONLY. IT'S ABOUT THE DIGNITY, THE INTEGRITY, THE INOCENCE AND THE COMPLETE VINDICATION OF A WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING NAMED MICHAEL JACKSON. ))
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Jackson's fans surrounded the courthouse hoping to catch a glimpse of the pop star, but unlike the last time, there was no dancing on car tops, the king of pop only gave a quick wave goodbye.
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[Sea-Crash]


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A plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean today and it was caught on tape.
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[SUPER=03-Off Fort Lauderdale, FL]


The pilot was practicing stunts for a weekend air show when the plane went into a free fall and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean.
The pilot was killed, and practice for the show was cancelled until his body could be recovered.
The plane was a single engine one seater- Hundreds of beach goers saw the crash.
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Still to come on the newscast, a trio of truckers stall out traffic in a protest over rising fuel costs...
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[VO-NAT]

and are these kids really getting excited over taking a test? It's no joke, and we'll tell you why after the break.
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[Commercial]

[SOL-Rally]


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It was a rare experience at one local elementary school this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Students at Fallon Park Elementary were CHEERING during an SOL review.
Teachers held an SOL pep rally to help the students review for the SOL tests, while having some fun.
Third, fourth, and fifth graders gathered in the gymnasium, where class representatives took part in a 'quiz show' to review SOL material.
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[IN Q=The teachers and]

((KRISTEN SHELOR/FOURTH GRADE TEACHER: THE TEACHERS AND STUDENTS HAVE BEEN WORKING EXTENSIVLY HARD THIS YEAR. THEY'VE BEEN PRACTICING TESTS, PLAYING GAMES, AND SOLS HAVE BEEN A BIG FOCUS FOR US.))
[SUPER=01-Kristen Shelor/Fourth Grade Teacher]
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[OUT Q=focus for us.]
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The students begin SOL testing May tenth.
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[Music-Festival]


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Music and storytelling go hand in hand at a festival this weekend in Botetourt County.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


500 elementary school children were in the audience Friday morning, as Sounds of the Mountains kicked off at Camp Bethel, a facility operated by the Church of the Brethren.
A diverse mix of musicians and storytellers will take the stage before the family-oriented Festival wraps up Saturday night.
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[IN Q=There is so much]

((THERE SO MUCH POTENTIAL OUT HERE FOR OTHER GROUPS OUTSIDE THE DENOMINATION OUTSIDE THE CHURCHES SO THIS FESTIVAL IS AN ATTEMPT TO REACH OUT AND BRING FOLKS TO CAMP THAT MAYBE HAVE NEVER BEEN HERE BEFORE AND ENJOY SOME WONDERFUL MUSIC AND STORIES.))
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[OUT Q=wonderful music and stories.]
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A full day of performances will begin Saturday at 10.
Camp Bethel is located near Route 11 and exit 156 on Interstate 81.
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[Ronald-McDonald]


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The Roanoke Ronald McDonald House will be celebrating its 20th birthday this weekend.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


For Melissa Hartwell it's meant she's never more than a few blocks from her daughter Erica, who has spent the past five weeks at Roanoke Community Hospital because she was born prematurely.
The Hartwell's actually live in Bluefield, West Virginia.
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[IN Q=I would've been in a tough financial]

((I WOULD'VE BEEN IN A TOUGH FINANCIAL SITUATION HAVING TO GET A HOTEL HERE OR COMMUTE BACK AND FORTH SO YEAH THAT WOULD BE VERY COSTLY FOR ME))
[SUPER=07-Melissa Hartwell]
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[OUT Q=that would be very costly for me]
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For 15 dollars a day, or even for free, families can stay here as long as they need while a loved one is in the hospital.
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[SOT15:30:57]
[IN Q=Our first priority are pediatric families]

((OUR FIRST PRIORITY ARE PEDIATRIC FAMILIES, THE OF CHILDREN WHO ARE SERIOUSLY OR CRITICALLY ILL, AS WE HAVE ROOM AVAILABLE WE DO ACCEPT ADULT PATIENTS FAMILIES ALSO))
[SUPER=01-Laney Mofield/Ronald McDonald House]
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[OUT Q=adults pateint families also]
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[VO-NAT]


As part of the birthday celebration, the Junior League of Roanoke Valley has donated a new playground for the children.
(++++++++++) [FS] The public is invited to the the 20th birthday celebration tomorrow at noon. For more information on that or volunteering you can call 540-857-0770.
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[S-Extra]


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Coming up, rookies rule qualifying at Fontana, the Avs lock up with Kinston at Salem Memorial, and high school softball from Rocky Mount, but first tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/2003-04 Season; :00]


Forward Phillip McCandies is leaving the Tech hoops program. He appeared in 28 games last season for the Hokies, starting 13, while averaging 5 points and 2 rebounds per contest. The 6-9, 215 pounder from Winston-Salem plans to transfer to Winthrop of the Big South where he'll play for Cave Spring alum Greg Marshall. He'll have two years of eligibility after sitting out a season.
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[S-Qualify]


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It was a great day for rookies in time trials for Sunday's Auto Club 500 at the California Speedway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fontana, CA/SPEED; :00]


Kasey Kahne wasted no time in grabbing his third pole position of the season this afternoon, turning a quick lap around the mile and a half oval at 186.94 miles per hour. Front row Joe Nemechek is on the outside, but three other rooks will start in the top 6. Here's your starting lineup for Sunday's race.
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[SUPER=0107-26. Mark Martin//27. Bobby Labonte//28. Kyle Petty//29. Terry Labonte//30. Jeff Burton//;]
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[SUPER=0107-31. Dale Jarrett//32. Ken Schrader//33. Johnny Benson//34. Ricky Craven//35. Ricky Rudd//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Derrike Cope//37. Johnny Sauter//38. Morgan Shepherd//39. Scott Wimmer/Prov/40. Hermie Sadler/;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Todd Bodine/Prov/42. Kirk Shelmerdine/Prov/43. Stanton Barrett/Prov/;]
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[OUT Q=.....last driver."]
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[S-Lanche]


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It's still very early in the Carolina League season, but the Kinston Indians have threatened to run away and hide in the Southern Division. Tonight, the first place Indians invaded Salem Memorial Stadium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Kinston vs. Avalanche; :00]


Russ Nixon watched his team fall behind the Tribe 3-nothing thanks to 7 Kinston hits in the first two innings.
The theme continued in the 6th inning when Ivan Ochoa raps this bouncer thru the right side of the infield scoring JJ Sherrill from third to make it 4-nothing.
Keith Ramsey went 7 strong innings for the visitors, striking out 6 and allowing just 3 hits. Salem's Pat
[SUPER=37-Kinston/4/Salem/2/;]

Peavey homered late, but Kinston took game one of the series 4-2.
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[S-Tech]


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In the college ranks, Virginia Tech has won 9 of its last 10 Big East games. The Hokies face first place Rutgers in a three game weekend set.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Chuck Hartman has gotten quite the early contribution from freshman Sean O'Brien. The lefty is batting .409 with 42 RBI's and 6 homers. O'Brien has been one of the steadiest performers on a team loaded with youth.
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[SUPER=01-Chuck Hartman/Hokies Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sean O'Brien/Hokies First Baseman/Outfielder; :17]
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[OUT Q=within my ability."]
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Tech and Rutgers play two tomorrow at 4, followed by a single game on Sunday.


[S-Eagles]


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Earlier this week Franklin County softball pitcher Lindsey Saul recorded the 400th strikeout of her career. Tonight, Saul and the rest of the Eagles hosted Halifax County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/Comets vs. Eagles; :00]


Lindsey was loosening up the cannon early tonight.
Her teammates provided some offense as Hunter Merritt sends this pitch to short left field. That was good for an RBI as the Eagles led 1-nothing in the 1st.
Still in the first, Kristen Russell singles to right field scoring two more Franklin County runs to make it 3-oh home team.
In the third, Heidi Hunt pokes a hot shot to the pitcher who mishandles it, allowing another run to cross the dish.
[SUPER=34-Halifax Co./1/Franklin Co./4/;]

That was plenty for Saul, who stifled the Comets most of the night. Franklin County won it 4 to 1 clinching the Western Valley District regular season title.
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[S-Diggs]


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Christiansburg hoopster Jason Diggs has signed to play his college basketball at Division Two Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina.
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[VO-NAT]


Diggs, a 5-11, 175 pound point guard averaged 22 points a game the past two seasons for Tony Dunford's team. He also dished out 6 dimes per game this year.
Diggs was an all district performer and made 2nd team all region this past season, while carrying a 3.2 grde point average.
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[Truckers-Protest]


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Some truckers in California decided to take their anger over high fuel prices on the road.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Commerce, CA;]

Truckers parked their big rigs on a busy freeway outside of Los Angeles this morning, snarling rush-hour traffic for miles. Three drivers stopped on the Golden State Freeway before authorities towed, or drove the trucks out of traffic. a in past weeks to more than two-dollars and 25-cents a gallon. The drivers were booked on one count each of failure to obey a lawful order. The average price of diesel in Californi