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A guilty verdict in at least one of the cases against three Virginia Tech football players.
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And the Martinsville Speedway sells for 192 million dollars.
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Tonight on News 7 Sports - qualifying from Richmond, Steve Mason will check in from Martinsville with a LIVE report -

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and we'll take a look back at how the speedway got to this day in 55 years.
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Weekend starts off on a good note. You will have to watch out for showers later on.
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News 7 is next.
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A Virginia Tech football player is convicted of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
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No decision yet on the fate of two others who face essentially the same charges.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
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And I'm Shannon Young.
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Within the last half hour, the judge convicted Brenden Hill, fined him, and ordered him to serve time in jail.
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There is no ruling yet for Mike Imoh or Marcus Vick.
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Rachel DePompa is in Christiansburg with the latest on the trial, which is still in progress.
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[Speedway]


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Officials with the Martinsville Speedway ended months of speculation today with the announcement they've agreed to sell the track.
The buyer is International Speedway Corporation. The purchase price-- 192 million dollars.
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Track owner Clay Campbell and I-S-C representatives made the announcement at news conferences in Richmond and Martinsville.
Campbell said the track will benefit from being part of a larger racing organization.
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Next year's Nextel Cup schedule includes two races at Martinsville.
Campbell said the sale of the track does NOT mean that Martinsville will eventually lose one or both of its races.
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The sale is the focus of intense interest in the Martinsville area.
Today community leaders reacted with guarded optimism.
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Joe Dashiell at outside the track tonight with more. Joe?
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((ROLLCUE:...still confident about the track's future.))
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Governor Warner says he is "concerned" about the sale of the Martinsville Speedway but remains optimistic about its future.
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Warner says he believes NASCAR is committed to keeping Nextel Cup races in Martinsville.
He says stock car racing began in rural communities like Martinsville and that NASCAR should not forget its roots.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER: IT'S OBVIOUSLY VERY IMPORTANT FOR NOT ONLY THE IMMEDIATE MARTINSVILLE COMMUNITY BUT FOR ALL OF SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA. WE'RE GOING TO KEEP DOING ALL WE CAN FROM THE STATE'S STANDPOINT TO BOTH LOBBY NASCAR AND NEXTEL THE BIG SPONSOR THIS IS AN IMPORTANT RACE THAT NEEDS TO BE PART OF NASCAR'S FUTURE FOREVER.))
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Warner says keeping the Nextel Cup series in Martinsville is also a win for racing fans.
He says the Speedway's short track course is the best in the circuit.
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[Track-History]
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One of the last family owned tracks in NASCAR, Martinsville has a somewhat "dirty" past.
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Mike Stevens now joins to explain that description.
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If you were in attendance at the first ever race at the Martinsville Speedway -
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you would have trouble believing that the track sold for $192 dollars - much less $192 million. Humble beginnings with a humble family - led to today's sale - and my - how the landscape has changed over the years.


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(( When the late Clay Earles bought a 30 acre corn field and turned into this dirt track - he was as always ahead of his time. September 7, 1947 - Martinsville opened for business with little fanfare - and enough dust and dirt to drive even a hard core fan away. ((LOUIS COMPTON/SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCER:)) ((CLAY EARLES:))
Earles lost some fans, but he didn't lose all of them and at a time when not a single race track in America was paved - he was bold enough to throw asphalt down on his half mile bull ring. ((CLAY EARLES:)) He looked like a genius. In 1955 - 12 thousand fans showed up for the first race on pavement. And as they say the rest is history. The track is 12 years old than Daytona and its NASCAR roots now run so deep into the Henry County's Red clay - that it will be tough to shake this place off the circuit. It's hosted the sports' royalty and been a part of its history from the start - changing families may change it's future - buy it can't touch the past.))
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We have much more on today's announcement. Steve Mason will join us live from the track coming up in Sports.

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A year ago federal agents raided a New River Valley plant.
Now the company's ready to make a deal.
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That story's still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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Plus some local schoolgirls finish an uphill climb and win a roller coaster contest.
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[1st-Wx]
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A Pulaski company faces a fine of up to 400-thousand dollars for allegedly providing toxic tents and tarps to the military.
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Federal agents seized tarps and production logs from BondCote a year ago. The government filed charges against the company this week, accusing BondCote of making false certifications to the Defense Department about the toxicity of the fabric. The Technical Manager of the company is set to enter a guilty plea Monday.
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The tents are treated with a chemical commonly called "chrome yellow." It's supposed to prevent desert tan and olive green colors from fading. The government says chrome yellow can cause cancer.

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The Roanoke police department memorialized its lost brothers today with a statue and solemn service.
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A bronze statue of a wounded officer and another coming to his aid was unveiled in front of the new police department building. Captain Bill Althoff said the idea for a memorial began in 1986 when Officer D. W. Rickman was killed. Officer Rickman's son was one of the two sons of fallen officers who unveiled the statue.
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((CHAD RICKMAN/SON OF FALLEN OFFICER: WELL, I FEEL LIKE ITS A GREAT HONOR AND I APPRECIATE WHAT THE CITY'S DONE FOR THE FALLEN OFFICERS AND I THINK ITS IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE DON'T FORGET THE SACRIFICE THEY MADE))
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The memorial is dedicated to the fifteen officers Roanoke city has lost since 1892.
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Stocks ended the week mixed. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained two points.
NASDAQ lost 22.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
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[Coaster-Contest]
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Four students at Lincoln Terrace Elementary School are experiencing a roller coaster high.
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The fifth grade girls recently won first place in their division in a roller coaster designing contest sponsored by Carowinds amusement park in North Carolina. With help from a mechanical engineering instructor from Virginia Tech the girls designed and built a model out of wood.
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((ANDREA BRYANT/CONTEST WINNER: WE HAD TO BRAINSTORM AND MR. BOES CAME AND HE HELPED US AND TOLD US WHAT ROLLER COASTERS NEED TO BE ABOUT.)) ((IT WAS KINDA COMPLICATED.))
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Nine students, including five boys, had initially expressed interest in the contest but only the girls completed it. Andrea Bryant, Datrea (DAY-tree-ah) Muse, Kimberly Thomas and Jasmine Welch each received two free tickets to the Carowinds park and will share a plaque to be displayed at the school.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - Steve Mason checks in from the Martinsville Speedway with more on today's sale. We'll have qualifying results from Martinsville,
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and the Scott Robertson Memorial opens today at the Roanoke Country Club.
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From 750 seats to close to 100-thousand, the Martinsville Speedway has come a long way under Clay Earles and now Clay Campbell's direction.
Now the 57 year old historic short track is in the hands of the International Speedway Corporation.
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Steve Mason joins us from the Martinsville Speedway with details on the 192 million dollar sale.
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((ROLLCUE:...track was finally hammered out last week.))
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The circuit is in Richmond this weekend for the Chevy Revolution 400 tomorrow night. Here's how they'll line up after today's qualifying session.
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[SUPER=0107-6. Robby Gordon//7. Rusty Wallace//8. Joe Nemechek//9. Casey Mears//10. Greg Biffle//;]
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[SUPER=0107-11. Jeremy Mayfield//12. Mark Martin//13. Jeff Gordon//14. Elliott Sadler//15. Ward Burton//;]
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[SUPER=0107-16. Scott Riggs//17. Jeff Burton//18. Michael Waltrip//19. Terry Labonte//20. Kevin Harvick//;]
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[SUPER=0107-21. Ricky Craven//22. Kyle Petty//23. Kurt Busch//24. Dave Blaney//25. Scott Wimmer//;]
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[SUPER=0107-26. Bobby Hamilton, Jr.//27. Bobby Labonte//28. Tony Stewart//29. Matt Kenseth//30. Ricky Rudd//;]
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[SUPER=0107-31. Dale Jarrett//32. Sterling Marlin//33. Hermie Sadler//34. Ken Schrader//35. Johnny Sauter//;]
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[SUPER=0107-36. Todd Bodine//37. Jamie McMurray//38. JimmySpencer//39. Kasey Kahne/Prov/40. Brendan Gaughan/Prov/;]
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[SUPER=0107-41. Derrike Cope/Prov/42. Morgan Shepherd/Prov/43. Randy Lajoie/Prov/;]
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