[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Roanoke City Council fills the holes in the school board.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And, a Radford baseball player runs afoul of the law.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on New 7 sports - one of Friday Football Extra schools has a new head coach tonight. The NCAA softball is set to open in Salem -
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[VO-NAT]

and VMI loses six football players for a variety of reasons.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


WeatherSchool tonight tracks the international space station, SkyTracker 7 is watching the thunderstorms and the weekend forecast lacks sunshine. All that just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


A school board appointment divides Roanoke City Council.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


One member withholds her vote, and the rest split on the decision.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[City-Council]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-09 TC1:16:43]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


City Council re-appointed Alvin Nash on a unanimous vote this afternoon.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


But filling a second seat on the school board proved to be more difficult. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & JoeD/Newsroom ;]


Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom tonight with more on the decision.

Keith and Shannon, city council ultimately appointed Courtney Penn over Linda Wright,
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL NEwsrtoom]
[SUPER=@JOe1;]

but that decision required three votes, and one council member's change of heart.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Alvin Nash]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/Roanoke City Council; :19]
[SUPER=01-Bev Fitzpatrick/Roanoke City Council; :31]
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[OUT Q=disappointed that Linda didn't.]


((Alvin Nash has served on the school board for the last five months, and he was reappointed without problem.
But the second seat was a different story. [NAT SOUND OF VOTING]
[SOT]
[IN Q=Linda Wyatt]

((LINDAY WYATT... ABSTAIN.))
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[OUT Q=abstain.]


Linda Wyatt withheld her vote, and twice the council deadlocked before going into closed session to discuss it some more.
[SOT WYATT]
[IN Q=For me]

((FOR ME I JUST FELT IT WAS BEST THAT I JUST ABSTAIN FROM THAT, BECAUSE I COULDN'T IN GOOD CONSCIENCE GO EITHER WAY.))


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[OUT Q=in good conscience go either way.]


Ultimately Bev Fitzpatrick changed his vote, giving Courtney Penn the appointment.
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[IN Q=I think it's too important]

((I THINK IT'S TOO IMPORTANT, WHEN YOU'RE ELECTED I THINK YOU NEED TO VOTE, AND I'M DISAPPOINTED THAT LINDA DIDN'T.))
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[OUT Q=disappointed that Linda didn't.]))
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[LIVE= JoeD /FULL NEwsroom]


Though Wyatt was briefly a candidate for the school board herself, she says her decision to abstain from today's vote was not a case of sour grapes.
She says she didn't support Wright, and felt it was improper for council to extend the deadline for applications, a decision that allowed Penn to put his name in the running.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-SHannon & JOeD /NEwsroom;]


Keith and Shannon, Wyatt says it was a difficult decision, but the retired teacher says she was acting in the best interests of the city schools and their students.


[House]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
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[ENG#=1]

Another student athlete is in trouble with the law.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Monday]

Radford University's baseball team captain has been charged with identity theft. Federal court records indicate Shaun House has agreed to plead guilty- -after he graduates- -to a single conspiracy count. The senior from Chesapeake fraudulently obtained student loans- -the government says- -by forging the signature of a fellow student, making James Scruggs a co-signer on the loan- -unbeknownst to Scruggs. When the money came through, House allegedly used most of the funds to buy a Ford Explorer rather than for educational expenses. Coach Lew Kent says he was aware of the criminal investigation, but he did not know his third baseman had cut a deal with the government.
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[Campbell-Body]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]
[ENG#=2]


Robbery was the apparent motive behind the murder of a Maryland man in Campbell County over the weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


40-year-old Steven Wayne Walker was found stabbed and beaten to death inside this home near Evington on Sunday afternoon.
The homeowners told police they came home from vacation and found Walker dead.. but authorities say their story doesn't add up.
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[SOT 10:56:01]
[IN Q=Everything is suspect]

((TERRY GADDY/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF: EVERYTHING IS SUSPECT. AFTER 28 YEARS OF DOING THIS, NORMALLY WHEN YOU GO TO A SCENE SUCH AS THIS, YOU HAVE INDICATORS OF WHAT TO LOOK FOR AND YES, THEY WERE SUSPECTS RIGHT FROM THE VERY BEGINNING.))
[SUPER=01-Terry Gaddy/Campbell Co. Sheriff]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=the very beginning.]
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[VO-NAT]


Investigators say forensic evidence from the crime scene links the homeowners to the murder.
41-year-old Richard Roy Preas (preese) and 33-year-old Virginia Boothe Blankenship are being held without bond on murder charges.
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[L'burg-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-22 TC01:20]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]
[ENG#=3]


Lynchburg police are looking for the driver of a car that hit and killed a woman on the Route 29 Expressway early this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The accident happened around one in the southbound lanes between Grace and Kemper Streets.
Authorities say 36-year-old Renee Annette Jones of Rustburg was walking on the side of the road when she was hit.


Police are looking for a dark-colored 1998 to 2002 Honda Accord.
It likely has damage to the right front end and quarter panel.
Anyone with information can call Central Virginia Crimestoppers.
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[Graduation-Parking]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[ENG#=4]

Expect some crowded streets in Blacksburg over the next few days.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Virginia Tech's graduation is tomorrow night and the university is expecting more than 25-thousand people to attend. Thousands of parents are already in town today, helping underclassmen move out.
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[SOT:5:17:00 ]
[IN Q=The parking(Rachel's question)]

((RAY WHITNER: THE PARKING SPOT'S THE HARDEST PART? JUST GETTING CLOSE TO WHERE HIS DORM IS, IS KINDA TOUGH. CAUSE I DROVE BACK AND FORTH FOR AROUND 20 MINUTES BEFORE I DECIDED TO JUST GO DOWN THERE AND WALK. ))
[SUPER=01-Ray Whitner/VA Tech Parent;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=THERE AND WALK.]
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[VO-NAT]

Tech says the student commuter lots should be able to handle most of the parking for the graduation, which starts at 7:30.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]


Still ahead on News 7, Virginia finally pays its share of the World War 2 Memorial bill... just two weeks before the dedication.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Being a teenager can be stressful... and an area high school wants to teach parents how to help deal with it.
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[1st-Wx]
[Fatal-Fire]

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A Martinsville man died in a fire early this morning.
Investigators say 59 year old Melvin Leon Davis was found in his burning mobile home on Webb Lane.
The cause is still under investiation. Meanwhile, MONTGOMERY COUNTY investigators are trying to figure out what started a fatal fire there.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

61 year old Barbara Gray died when a fire broke out at her home just before midnight last night. She lived on Friendship Road near Shawsville. When firefighters arrived Gray was still in the house, but they were unable to get inside. Investigators do not believe the fire was suspicious. The house is a total loss.
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[Pitts-Drowning]


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Pittsylvania County authorities are investigating an apparent drowning last night. It happened around eight o'clock off Highway 57. Officials say 53- year- old Thomas Wayne Cook was fishing with another man on a pond near Callands' (CAL-ands) Courthouse when he fell in. His body has been sent to the medical examiner for an autopsy.

[Teen-Stress]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-07 TC1:55:32]
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You know what stresses *you* out: work, money, your kids... But what stresses your *kids*? And do you know how to help them? If not, a Roanoke high school would like to teach you.
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[IN Q=I'm extremely stressed.]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rebecca Mikulas/10th Grader; :14]
[SUPER=01-Tony Ziegler/10th Grader; :20]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Mark Werner/Adolescent Medicine Specialist; :55]
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[OUT Q=what's left of their childhood.]

((
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[IN Q=I'm extremely stressed.]

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[OUT Q=extremely stressed.]

Rebecca Mikulas not only attends two schools but is also an athelete and community service volunteer. Her life is loaded with responsibility. She says her relationship with her parents helps her stay sane.
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[IN Q=If I need a break...]

((REBECCA MIKULAS/10TH GRADER: IF I NEED A BREAK THEY'LL LET ME STAY HOME FROM SCHOOL FOR A DAY. THEY JUST HELP ME WITH EVERYTHING.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=they just help me with everything.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 22:58:45 - 22:58:48]
[IN Q=It's very important to me. i wouldn't eb anywhere without them.]

((TONY ZIEGLER/10TH GRADER: IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO ME. I WOULDN'T BE ANYWHERE WITHOUT THEM.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=anywhere without them.]

Tony Ziegler prides himself on being "laid back" but admits support at home keeps him that way. So, how can you help your teenager through the rough spots? Community High School and the Roanoke Adolescent Health Partnership will offer a free forum next week for parents to learn how to recognize and handle their teen's stress.
[IN Q=When your child is growing...]

((ZIEGLER: WHEN YOUR CHILD IS GROWING AWAY FROM YOU IT'S A SIGN THAT SOMETHING IS WRONG AND THEY THEY NEED TO HELP OUT.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=they need to help out.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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[IN Q=Communication, family rituals...]

((WERNER: COMMUNICATION, FAMILY RITUALS, NEED TO DO THINGS TOGETHER SO THEY PRACTICE SHARING IN THEIR LIVES TOGETHER.)) [RUNS:18]
[OUT Q=sharing their lives together.]

Experts say laying the groundwork when your kids are young is the key to helping them enjoy what's left of their childhood.))
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[TAKE INFO BOARD]
[ANCHOR=Shan]

The "Surviving Teenage Stress" Forum is scheduled to be held Wednesday, May 19th at 7 p.m. at Mill Mountain Theatre. For more information log onto our website at wdbj7.com and click on websites in the news.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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A see-saw day on Wall Street ended with a mixed close. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW lost 34 points.
NASDAQ gained about half a point.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]
[WWII-Memorial;]
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[TAPE#=04-10 TC1:10:59]
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Veterans of the second World War are finally about to get their due.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

On Memorial Day weekend the nation will dedicate the new World War II memorial in Washington D.C.
[ANCHOR=Keith ]
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa found it's something local veterans say is long overdue.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Howard Massey/World War II Veteran; :12]
[SUPER=01-George Blume/World War II Veteran; :20]
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[SUPER=01-John Surniak/World War II Veteran; :39]
[SUPER=01-Harold Wall/World War II Veteran; :48]
[SUPER=01-Homer Hurst/World War II Veteran; 1:09]
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((Some might say this is a room full of history. Quiet pride, A room of stories... many of which you've never heard and were often... not even mentioned for more than 50 years..

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[IN Q=I think the ]

((HOWARD MASSEY:I THINK THE REASON IS, UNLESS YOU'VE EXPERIENCED COMBAT, THERE ARE NOT MANY PEOPLE WHO CAN UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF THE PROBLEM OR WHAT YOU WERE UP AGAINST.)) [RUNS:11]
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[SOT:1:05:12:00]
[IN Q=We had a]

((GEORGE BLUME: WE HAD A JOB TO DO. WE DID IT. WE GOT IT OVER WITH. AND WE WENT BACK TO BASICALLY CIVILIAN LIFE AND CARRYING ON WITH WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO DO.)) [RUNS:10]
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[INSERT VO OF WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL IN WASH. D.C.] These are some of the reasons it may have taken so long to create this. The Nation's World War II memorial is to be dedicated May 29th.
1:12:44:00 IT'S MARVELOUS... WAY OVERDUE 1:06:27:00 SURPRISE 1:10:37:00 OVERDUE, BUT GREAT [END INSERT... COVER THE QUICK BITES WITH VO SHOTS]

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[IN Q=I think we've]

((JOHN SURNIAK: I THINK WE'VE WAITED SO LONG THAT ALMOST HALF OF THE FELLOWS THAT'S BEEN IN WORLD WAR TWO IS GONE. AND THEY'LL NEVER BE THERE TO SEE IT.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=to see it.]



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((HAROLD WALL:WE HAVE BEEN FORGOTTEN SO LONG. OTHER MEMORIALS HAVE BEEN POPPING UP, WHY NOW WORLD WAR TWO.)) [RUNS:09]
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Many of these men won't make the trek to DC on the 29th. The crowd is expected to be in the millions. They'll visit it quietly... on their own... very much like the stories of sacrifice they kept secret for so long.

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[SOT: 1:11:03:00 ]
[IN Q=Tremendous.]

((HOMER HURST:TREMENDOUS. I MEAN IT'S APPROPRIATE, IT'S BIG ENOUGH. I THINK IT TELLS THE STORY. BUT I GUESS WE'RE STILL MAKING THE STORY.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=the story.]


A story that will finally be marked and memorialized on Memorial Day weekend. Rachel DePompa, News 7, Blacksburg. ))

[VA-Donation]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Virginia has finally made a contribution to the National World War II memorial... It is the last state to do so.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Governor Warner presented a check today for 334-thousand dollars.
That's one dollar for each Virginian who served in the armed forces during the War.
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[IN Q=I THINK IT WAS AN EMBARRASSMENT THAT]

((GOV. MARK WARNER: I THINK IT WAS AN EMBARRASSMENT THAT WE HADN'T STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE. BUT WE'VE RECTIFIED IT. VIRGINIANS CAN NOW GO TO THE WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL, REMEMBER, HONOR THOSE VETERANS BUT ALSO KNOW THAT VIRGINIA PAID ITS SHARE.))
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[OUT Q=THAT VIRGINIA PAID ITS SHARE.]
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[VO-NAT]


About 100-thousand World War Two veterans reside in Virginia.
But an estimated 20 to 25 of them die each day.
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[Police-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=sra]
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It was a time to reflect and remember fallen heroes in Roanoke today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Law enforcement agencies from around the region gathered to honor officers who died in the line of duty.
A roll call of 27 officers killed in the Roanoke Valley was read at Melrose Baptist Church as part of of National Police week.
A candle was lit as each name was read.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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[ENG#=V10]

Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports - Hidden Valley has new head football coach. VMI loses 6 football players -
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[VO-NAT]

And the NCAA division three softball tournament is all set to open in Salem - today the teams had some fun in the sun.

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[S-Titans]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-177 1342TC]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]
[ENG#=1]

Hidden Valley's search for a new head football coach is over. And the Titans have replaced one former Friday Football Extra player of the week with another one.
[GRAPHIC=J.R. EDWARDS]

J.R. Edwards takes over for Steve Magenbauer at Roanoke County school. Edwards, who has spent the past 12 years working as an assistant coach at William Byrd, beat out nearly 20 other applicants for the job.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00]

In 1986 - J.R. won player of the week honors during his senior season at William Byrd under head coach Jeff Highfill, where he starred as a quarterback and later went on to William & Mary.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=J.R. EDWARDS]

Edwards formal approval from the Roanoke County school board - is taking place at this hour. He and his wife, who also is a teacher, have three children. We will hear from J.R. Edwards tonight on News 7 at 11.

[S-VMI]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-174 1821TC]
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The VMI football program - which was looking forward to a tremendous sophomore season in the Big South Conference this coming fall - will now be without six players this season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]

Three of coach Cal McCombs freshmen - Demetrius Harrison, Eric Baptiste (BAP-TEEST) and Quentin Forbes have all withdrawn from the Institute. And three others have been kicked out of school - including Titus Green - who scored three TDs last year as a sophomore and who the year before was named Southern Conference freshman of the year. Green was projected to start on defense this coming fall.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=VMI]

Junior defensive tackle Vichael (VY-CUL) Foxx, an all-Big South performer and a three year letterman also has been dismissed along with freshman Chris Josephs - who did not play last season. No word from VMI on what led to the dismissals.

[S-Softball]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-176]
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[ENG#=]


The NCAA division three softball championship is all set to open up in Salem tomorrow. 8 teams have earned their way to compete for a national title at the Moyer Complex in the next four days.
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[VO NAT ENG#]
[SUPER=03-Salem/This Morning; :00]

One team in particular had to go the extra mile to make it to Salem. Alma College - located in Alma, Michigan had all kinds of travel-related problems as it tried to make its way to the City of Champions.
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[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Denny Griffin/Alma Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=...WE'RE DOING ALLRIGHT"]
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[VO NAT CON'T] Each of teams got in an hour long practice today at the Moyer, but there also was plenty of time to unwind before the tournament starts. This morning four of the teams either made the rounds at area hospitals or visited elementary schools and read to the students. And then there was midday barbecue and karaoke session - all designed to make the Salem-Experience a memorable one.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Carey Harveycutter/NCAA Tournament Director; :00]
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[OUT Q=...A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP]
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=BAM]

The tournament opens tomorrow morning and continues through next Tuesday.

[S-Yanks]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-172 10235tc]
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[ENG#=]


In afternoon big league play - the New York Yankees bounced back in the win column with a 7-to-4 win over the Angels.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/YES; :00]

Ruben Sierra, Hideki Matsui and Bernie Williams hit solo homers off losing pitcher John Lackey as the Yanks pulled even with Boston in the AL East. Mariano Rivera got his 13th save of the season.
[super=35-Anaheim/4/New York/7;]

The Orioles and Braves also have picked up wins this afternoon.
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[Futral]
[NEWSCAST=6PM]
[WRITER=tst]
[TAPE#=04-13 TC44:50]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Music lovers will have a chance to catch a RISING star in Roanoke tonight.
[ENG#=1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Opera singer Elizabeth Futral ((FEW-trull)) will be giving a recital at seven-thirty in Shaftman Performance Hall.

Futral says she loves connecting with folks who've never heard opera before.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Some of my]

((ELIZABETH FUTRAL/OPERA SINGER: SOME OF MY FAVORITE EXPERIENCES HAVE BEEN SINGING IN PLACES WHERE OPERA IS MAYBE NOT, YOU KNOW, THE GAME IN TOWN OR THE MOST POPULAR THING.))
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Futral/Opera Singer]
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[OUT Q=...most popular thing.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file; :00]


Futral is married to Opera Roanoke conductor Steven White.
She says they've fallen in love with the mountains of southwest Virginia and are building a house in Franklin County.
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[Anchor=Shannon 2-Shot]

Tickets for Elizabeth Futral's recital will be available tonight inside the Jefferson Center.