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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

We'll do some unscientific sampling of public opinion as voters leave the polls on election day.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And see whether they're any closer to approving a state budget.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - the city of Radford and RU brace themselves for the VHSL Spring jubilee.
One area high school gets a new basketball coach,
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[VO-NAT]

and some area hoopsters pick their colleges for next season.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Temperatures on the rebound, so is the latest pollen count. A period of dry weather in the forecast ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Contentious issues like the future of Roanoke's Victory Stadium and a Blacksburg sewer project bring voters to the polls.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


There's just one hour left to cast a ballot.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[PM-Turnout]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-53 TC1:55:02]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Voter turnout in the Roanoke Valley isn't turning out to be what election officials expected.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

At three o'clock, Roanoke and Salem officials each reported about 15-percent voter turnout.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Keith-Shannon/Microwave;]

Myranda Stephens is here with some possible explanations. Keith and Shannon, this is a local election, not a presidential one, so the numbers are expected to be lower,
[LIVE=Myranda/FULL]
[SUPER=@Myranda1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]

and many people do head to the polls after work, so those numbers could still go up. And with so many hot-button issues in this year's election race, it's likely they will.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Doris Sink/Voter; :11 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=01-Charles Davis/Voter; :16]
[SUPER=01-Richard Smith/Voter; :40]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :50]
[SUPER=01-Jim Meyer/Salem Election Officer; 1:03 ]
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[OUT Q=in the election]

((((NATS OF HEELS, WALKING INTO BOOTH 5809)) Like so many other Roanoke city residents, Doris Sink got up this morning to vote for two main reasons -- to elect a new mayor and
[SOT 5911 ON TAPE 2]

[RUNS04] ((GET SOME COUNCILMEN IN THERE THAT WILL SAVE VICTORY STADIUM))
[SOT 10:05:07 ON RUFFNER TAPE]

[RUNS16] ((CHARLES DAVIS/VOTER: THE STADIUM IS A THING, IS A WHITE ELEPHANT. IF YOU GO TO A FOOTBALL GAME, YOU'LL SEE 15 HUNDRED PEOPLE, IF YOU'RE LUCKY. WE DON'T NEED TO SEAT 25-THOUSAND PEOPLE, WHEN ALL YOU MIGHT 2,OOO AT THE MOST 23)) And while the future of Victory Stadium was the main concern for many voters, economic development and education were key issues for others.
[SOT 10:07:37]

[RUNS10] ((RICHARD SMITH: I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE PLANNING AND INVOLMENT IN OUR ECONOMIC FUTURE, NOT FOR ME, B/C MY DAYS ARE NUMBERED BUT FOR MY CHILDREN 47)) It's not so much issues, but just a new change in general that brought many voters out in Salem. Three city council seats are up for grabs this year, with six candidates all gunning for them.
[SOT 3513]

[RUNS15] ((NO, USUALLY IN SALEM INCUMBENTS RUN UNOPPOSED AND SO IT'S A FAIRLY STRAIGHTFORWARD THING. BUT THIS IS A WHOLE LOT OF INTEREST THIS TIME IN THE ELECTION 28))))
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[LIVE=Myranda/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]

Now overall, there haven't been any major voting problems, but Roanoke city officials say a person tried to tamper with the electronic voting DEMONSTRATION machine.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Keith/Shannon/Microwave;]

Keith and Shannon, another reminder, the polls will close at 7 tonight.

[Roanoke-Mayor]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-03 TC1:26:07]
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The race for Roanoke Mayor may be a close one, and during the final hours of the campaign, the four candidates were still out searching for votes... [***ELECTION 2004 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & JOeD /NEwsroom;]


Joe Dashiell caught up with them this afternoon.
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]


Shannon, if any of the candidates is confident of victory they weren't showing it this afternoon. Though all four say they believe they ran a good race... the candidates admit that anything could happen when the votes are counted tonight.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=By midafternoon, the voting]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/(D) Candidate for Roanoke Mayor; :09]
[SUPER=01-Alice Hincker/(R) Candidate for Roanoke Mayor; :30]
[SUPER=01-Mac McCadden/(I) Candidate for Roanoke Mayor; :46]
[SUPER=01-George Sgouros/(I) Candidate for Roanoke Mayor; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:11]
[OUT Q=is the people get out there and vote.]


((By midafternoon, the voting had slowed at Grandin Court Elementary, but Democrat Nelson Harris was encouraged by the sunny skies, confident he had done his best.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I feel at this point]

((I FEEL AT THIS POINT I RAN A GOOD CAMAPAIGN A POSITIVE CAMPAIGN. THINKING LAST NIGHT IF THERE WAS ANYTHING I WOULD HAVE DONE DIFFERENTLY, AND I DON'T THINK THERE IS.))
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[OUT Q=don't think there is.]


No regrets for Republican Alice Hincker either, who was pleased with the positive resposne at the polls, and satisfied that her message reached the voters.
[SOT]
[IN Q=It would always be nice to go]

((IT WOULD ALWAYS BE NICE TO GO TO MORE HOMES AND KNOCK ON MORE DOORS AND TALK TO MORE PEOPLE, BUT6 I THINK WE'VE AT LEAST MADE A GOOD EFFORT TO HIT AT LEAST EVERY PART OF THE CITY.))
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[OUT Q=every part of the city.]


Independent Mac McCadden was feeling good, hoping for a heavy voter turnout. He focused his election day efforts on northwest Roanoke.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I knew that I needed]

((I KNEW THAT I NEEDED TO ADD THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY BIG TO MY RESUME AND THEN GO OUT AND WREAK HAVOC ANYWHERE ELSE I COULD.))
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[OUT Q=anywhere else I could.]


This afternoon, George Sgouros said he was still hoping for the best... proud of offering voters an alternative while waging a campaign against long odds.
[SOT 09:41]
[IN Q=I'm just glad]

((I'M JUST GLAD THE PEOPLE OF ROANOKE CONSIDERED ME AS A VIABLE CANDIDATE AND I WISH ALL THE OTHER CANDIDATES THE BEST, AND YOU KNOW THE IMPORTANT THING IS THE PEOPLE GET OUT THERE AND VOTE.))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=get out there and vote.]))
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[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Newsroom]


Mac McCadden is looking for strong support in Northwest Roanoke... Nelson Harris and Alice Hincker will also be paying close attention to northeast Roanoke.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & JOeD /Newsroom;]


The precincts along Williamson Road were critical to Ralph Smith's victory four years ago, and they could swing

the election again tonight.[L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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At least two new names will be added to Lynchburg city council tonight, where all four ward seats are up for grabs, but only two are contested.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


In Ward One, Marie Martin and Michael Gillette are trying to unseat incumbent council member Julian Adams.
Adams says the voters know who he is and what he stands for so he refused to campaign.. but for Martin and Gillette it was a busy last day.
They say seeing their name on a ballot for the first time was a neat experience.
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[SOT 10:18:02//10:16:00]
[IN Q=I went with]

((MICHAEL GILLETTE/WARD ONE CANDIDATE: I WENT WITH MY WIFE AND WE VOTED TOGETHER AND YOU KNOW IT'S A NEAT FEELING. BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS IT'S NOT JUST MY NAME ON THE BALLOT. THERE ARE SCORES OF FOLKS WHO HAVE COME OUT TO WORK SO HARD AND HELP WITH THIS AND I'M SO APPRECIATIVE FOR ALL THEIR SUPPORT.)) ((MARIE MARTIN/WARD ONE CANDIDATE: IT'S BEEN WONDERFUL ALL OF THE PEOPLE, JUST HOW THEIR REACTION AND EVERYTHING, I THINK THAT'S WONDERFUL, I'VE HAD A GREAT TIME, A GREAT TIME AT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Gillette/Ward One Candidate; :00]
[SUPER=01-Marie Martin/Ward One Candidate; :14]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=a great time at it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Ceasor Johnson, McKinley Marshall and Anthony Howard hope to replace Ed Barksdale in Ward Two.
Jeff Helgeson is running unoppposed in Ward Three and Joe Seiffert also has no challenger in Ward Four.
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[B'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-06 TC1:47:24]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2004]

Folks are turning out by the hundreds to vote in Blacksburg's Town Council race. There are six candidates vying for three open seats and vote is expected to be a sort of referendum on a controversial sewer project.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Rachel /Microwave;]

News 7's New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa is at her post in Blacksburg with a look at the race. Rachel?
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Keith, the story today in Blacksburg is voter turnout. Election officials say the polls have never been this busy and they say a record number of people could have voted by the time the polls close.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Plans for]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;:00]
[SUPER=01-Catherine Bresky/Election Official;:11]
[SUPER=01-Toby Rock/Blacksburg Council Candidate;:31]
[SUPER=01-J. B. Jones/Blackburg Council Candidate;:41]
[SUPER=01-Don Langrehr/Blacksburg Council Candidate;:57]
[SUPER=01-Ron Rordam/Blacksburg Council Candidate;1:05]
[SUPER=01-Paul Lancaster/Blacksburg Council Candidate;1:13]
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[OUT Q=are counted]

((Plans for a 12-mile sewer line to Toms Creek may be creating long election lines.
QUICK NAT-VOTING
Voter turnout is on pace to set a record.

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[SOT:3:10:00 ]
[IN Q=We have been so]

((CATHERINE BRESKY: WE HAVE BEEN SO BUSY WE HAVE NOT STOPPED ALL DAY. LONG WE HAVE BARELY EATEN.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=barely eaten.]


Plans for a sewer line have sparked a lawsuit and much debate in town in the last few weeks. It's even brought two write in candidates to the ballot in support of the project. Both Francis Parsons and Toby Rock admit writing down a name could be hard...

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[SOT:55:00]
[IN Q=People have ]

((TOBY ROCK: PEOPLE HAVE COME OUT AND SAID IT HASN'T OVERWHELMED THEM. AND BEING A SINGLE ISSUE RACE NOW. I THINK WE ARE OVERCOMING THAT. SO IF WE CAN GET ENOUGH PEOPLE OUT THERE WE'LL CROSS OUR FINGER.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=our fingers.]



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[SOT:9:51:00]
[IN Q=I think]

((JB JONES: I THINK ITS GREAT TO SEE THIS MANY PEOPLE COMING . I REALLY DO. IT MEANS DEMOCRACY'S WORKING. WHETHER IT GOES IN MY FAVOR OR NOT. I'M GLAD TO SEE POEOPLE GET OUT. )) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=get out.]


Even those against the current sewer project say, which ever way this vote turnouts, they're glad to see so many in Blacksburg care.

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[SOT7:39:00 ]
[IN Q=To see people so ]

((DON LANGREHR: TO SEE PEOPLE SO INVIGORATED, TO WANT TO BE PROUD OF THIS TOWN, THEY'RE SHOWING IT NOW BY THE WAY THEY ARE COMING OUT TODAY. )) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=out today.]



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[SOT: 9:03:00 ]
[IN Q=I think]

((RON RORDAM:I THINK WE HAVE A WONDERFUL TURNOUT. AND WHICH EVER WAY IT GOES A LOT OF PEOPLE CAME OUT TO VOTE AND THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT IN AN ELECTION. I'M VERY HAPPY. )) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=I'm very happy.]



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[SOT 8:18:00 ]
[IN Q=The turnout is]

((PAUL LANCASTER: THE TURNOUT IS SPECTACULAR. WE'VE NEVER SEEN A TURNOUT LIKE THIS IN BLACKSBURG.IT'S A SHOW THAT THE CITIZENS WANT TO SAY SOMETHING. AND WE'LL SEE WHAT THEY SAY WHEN THE VOTES ARE COUNTED.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=are counted.]))
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

That we will. The polls close at 7:00. But we may not have results in Blacksburg for the public tonight.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Rachel /Microwave;]

Keith, if the write in candidates have made enough of a showing then each vote will have to be hand certified tomorrow afternoon. And that means a winner might not be announced until Wednesday evening.

[Election-Promo]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Shannon and I will bring you election news, the results of key races throughout the region tonight.
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[Take Election Web FS] And you can find continuously-updated results for all contested races on our web page at wdbj7-dot-com.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]


Close, but not quite. Next on News 7 at Six, what's holding up state budget negotiations.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus workers at one local tire plant say too few employees means too much overtime, and not enough time with family.
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[1st-Wx]
[State-budget]

(MINI OPEN)



[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=04-11 TC56:42]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]
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Governor Warner says conferees are "on the one yard line"...just inches from scoring a budget.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The nine legislators worked late last night and broke off talks early this morning.
The conferees said they need a "cooling off" period.
They are not scheduled to resume talks until Thursday.
Warner says the unresolved issues are not big ticket items.
And he remains hopeful that a budget vote could take place later this week.
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[SOT 14:03:57]
[IN Q=I THINK THEY GOT VERY CLOSE]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I THINK THEY GOT VERY CLOSE LAST NIGHT BUT AS OFTEN THE CASE IN THESE BUDGET NEGOTIATIONS YOU END UP WITH A COUPLE OF SMALL PROJECTS HOLDING UP THE PROCESS. MY HOPE IS THAT THOSE CAN BE RESOLVED QUICKLY.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner]
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[OUT Q=THOSE CAN BE RESOLVED QUICKLY.]
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[VO-NAT]


Today marks the 112th day of a legislative session that was scheduled to end mid-March.
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[581-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=04-10 TC57:39]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]
[ENG#=2]


An accident tied up traffic on Route 220 near Towers Mall this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The wreck in the northbound lanes just before the Elm Avenue interchange sent one person to the hospital.
No word on that person's condition.
Authorities have cleared the scene and traffic is getting back to normal.
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[Yokohama]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=sra]
[TAPE#=04-09 TC1:07:42]
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[ENG#=3]


Employees at an area tire plant hope to put the brakes on too much overtime.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Workers at Yokohama say a series of layoffs have led to a reduction in manpower.
Employees claim they are having to do extra work and losing time with their families.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It makes it]

((CHRISTOPHER PRESSLEY: IT MAKES IT HARD AS FAR AS YOUR FAMILY LIFE YOU KNOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPEND THE TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY. BUT YOU HAVE TO COME INTO HERE AND PUT IN YOUR FOUR EXTRA HOURS A WEEK OR EIGHT EXTRA HOURS OR WHATEVER IT AS AS OPPOSED TO BEING WITH YOUR FAMILY SPENDING YOUR QUALITY TIME WITH THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Christopher Pressley/Yokohama Employee;]
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[OUT Q=With them]
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[VO-NAT]


A company spokesperson says Yokohama has laid-off 160 employees since 2002 and all but 45 have been brought back.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]


As a result, he says the overtime issue is not necessarily caused by the reduction in the workforce.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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A modest day on Wall Street as the Fed announced it will keep interest rates unchanged. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=440-x/3.20/10317.20/x/11.76/1950.48;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW closed three points higher.
NASDAQ rose 12.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]
[Weight-loss]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=04-07 TC1:35:12]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Losing weight is even more of a challenge for some local folks.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


That's because they're part of a statewide weight loss competition.
[ENG#=1]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


It's called Lighten Up Virginia. And The Slender-Ellas are one of 53 teams in the competition. These Wachovia employees are in the top ten so far, the challenge ends in June.
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[SOT18:33:54]
[IN Q=We are not really it in to win the competition]

((ANGELA MCGHEE/TEAM CAPTAIN; WE ARE NOT REALLY IN IT TO WIN THE COMPETITION, MOST OF THE GIRLS ARE IN IT FOR HEALTH REASONS, WANT TO LOSE, FEEL BETTER, LOOK BETTER ))
[SUPER=01-Angela McGhee/Team Captain]
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[OUT Q=feel better, look better]
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[VO-NAT]

Teams can compete for weight loss or accumulated physical activity.
Virginia Amateur Sports started the program this year -- and plans to make the four-month-long competition an annual event.
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[SOT18:24:47]
[IN Q=The top three teams in]

((TAMMI JEWELL/VIRGINIA AMATEUR SPORTS; THE TOP THREE TEAMS IN THE WEIGHT LOSS DIVISION AND THE ACCUMULATED ACTIVITY DIVISION WILL RECEIVE GOLD, SILVER AND BRONZE MEDALS AND WE WILL RECOGNIZE THEIR EFFORTS AT THE OPENING CEREMONY FOR THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES IN JULY ))
[SUPER=01-Tammi Jewell/Virginia Amateur Sports]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=in July]
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[VO-NAT]

The teams must keep track of their own progress. It's all based on the honor system. The next competition will begin in January.
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[WIPE TO WDBJ WEBPAGE FS] For more information you can find a link on our web site at wdbj7.com.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[ENG#=V10]


Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - a new high school hoops coach at Rockbridge, and more high school roundballers pick their colleges.
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[VO-NAT]

Plus, Radford is getting set to host a dozen state championships in a little over a month. Steve Mason will tell us if they'll get to do that beyond this year.
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[S-Spring]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-169 11150TC]
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[ENG#=1]


The Virginia High School League's spring jubilee kickoff luncheon this afternoon served up a promotional buffet featuring a main course of state championships that will decided in Radford in just about a month.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Radford/2003 Spring Jubilee; :00]
[SUPER=01-Greig Denny/Radford University Athletic Director; :22]
[SUPER=@steve1; :35]
[SUPER=01-Ken Tilley/VHSL Executive Director; :51]
[SUPER=01-Ron Downs/Radford University Athletic Director; 1:02]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS.]
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[S-Rock]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-175]
[GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS]
[ENG#=2]


The Rockbridge County Wildcats have hired a new boy's head basketball coach. Brian Freeland takes over the Cats in the tough Valley district. He has been a successful assistant at Floyd, Altavista, and MagnaVista.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./February 1992; :00]

The 30 year old Covington native played high school ball for the Alleghany Mountaineers back in the early 90s under head coach Jimmy Smith. He currently teaches kindergarten in Altavista.
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[S-Diggs]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-165 ]
[GRAPHIC=basketball]
[ENG#=3]

Christiansburg leading boys basketball scorer Jason Diggs has made his college destination official.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :00]


Diggs has signed his letter of intent to Catawba College. Joined by his parents and his coach, the Blue Demons senior point guard practiced his penmanship from his high school gym where he averaged 22 points a game the last two seasons.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jason Diggs/Signs With Catawba College; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tony Dunford/Christiansburg Head Coach; :20]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=.....hearing positive things from jason in the future(DOUBLE OUT!!!!!)]
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[S-Glenvar]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-167 11218TC]
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[ENG#=4]


The ODAC has picked another player from the southwestern part of the Roanoke Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]

Rick Crotts' Glenvar Highlanders have given A.J. Dowell and Troy Kaase some company at Hampden-Sydney. Glenvar's Jeremy Szuch (ZOOCH) - considered by many to be one of the hardest workers on and off the court at Glenvar has decided to play for the ODAC champion Tigers next season. (------------)