[News-Heads]

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200 new high paying jobs are coming to Lynchburg-
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[VO-NAT]


The latest on a murder of a local college grad- two years after her death.
Plus a computer glitch shuts down a major U-S airport tonight-
And several local middle school kids are taken to the hospital after an apparent drug overdose.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[ENG#=2]
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[VO-NAT]


The family of a murdered Franklin County woman is still waiting for justice.
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[SOT 6:02:31]
[IN Q=We're just being]

((CARMON BENNETT: WE'RE JUST BEING VERY PATIENT AND HOPING SOMEDAY SOON SOMEONE WILL TALK.))
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[Bennett-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-13 TC47:10]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Two years ago this week, a Roanoke College graduate was found murdered in North Carolina.
The case has generated plenty of leads but Stephanie Bennett's killer is still unknown. [***BENNETT GRAPHIC IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin/BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now with an update. So Justin are investigators stumped?
Jean, not at all, in fact police say this case will be solved.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


They've even brought in national experts but now the investigation is about to head in a new direction, something Stephanie's family hopes won't jeopardize the case.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carmon Bennett/Stephanie's Father; :51]
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[OUT Q=THINK ABOUT IS STEPHANIE]

((((CARMON SAYING AT 6:07:45 SAYING "STEPHANIE IS JUST A PART OF THE HOUSE, ALWAYS HAS BEEN, ALWAYS WILL BE" ****COVER THE BITE WITH PICTURES****))
There are reminders of Stephanie Bennett all over the home she grew up in.
There's even a lit candle in her bedroom window, a reminder her case is still unsolved.
[SOT 6:02:57]
[IN Q=It's frustration]

((CARMON BENNETT/STEPHANIE'S FATHER: IT'S FRUSTRATING.)) [Runs02]
[OUT Q=it's frustrating]


A frustration that began on May 21st 2002.
That's when police found the 23 year old strangled in her Raleigh North Carolina apartment.
Two years later, her killer is still on the loose.
[SOT 6:05:31]
[IN Q=Remain hopeful]

((CARMON BENNETT/STEPHANIE'S FATHER: REMAIN VERY HOPEFUL. WE CAN'T HAVE A NEGATIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD THIS SITUATION.))

[Runs05]
[OUT Q=THIS SITUATION]


A situation that has been tough for investigators.
Raleigh Police say the case is still generating leads, especially after Stephanie's father offered a one hundred thousand dollar reward last summer.
But now the lead investigator is about to retire.
[SOT 6:04:25]
[IN Q=It hasn't set well]

((CARMON BENNETT: IT HASN'T SET WELL WITH US BECAUSE HE'S SO DEDICATED TO THE CASE.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=TO THE CASE]


It is a case police are confident will be solved, even without its lead investigator.
Officers say they have a lot of evidence that ties the murderer to the crime.
They also believe someone out there has important information that could lead to an arrest.
Until that day comes, her parents can't put this behind them.
[SOT 6:02:07]
[IN Q=Everytime you see]

((CARMON BENNETT: EVERYTIME YOU SEE SOMETHING THAT REMINDS YOU OF STEPHANIE IT TRIGGERS EVERYTHING RIGHT BACK ESPECIALLY HER FIRST CAR, THE HONDA PRELUDE. EVERYTIME YOU SEE A RED HONDA PRELUDE THAT'S THE FIRST THING YOU THINK ABOUT IS STEPHANIE.)) [Runs12]
[OUT Q=ABOUT IS STEPHANIE]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


You'll be seeing a lot of Stephanie in the next few days.
Police hope to release a videotape that shows some of the crime scene in hopes it will jog someone's memory.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin/BAM;]


Meantime Jean, the family plans to hold a golf tournament June 13th to raise money for a scholarship in Stephanie's name.


[State-revenue]


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Virginia may end the fiscal year with a surplus, just weeks after the passing a major tax increase.
State revenue collections have grown nine and a half percent for the year.
That's well ahead of what was expected.
Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith says if the upswing continues, legislators may consider rolling back some of the recently-passed tax hikes.
Griffith says removing the cap on car tax relief could be the first thing to go if the state ends up with a surplus.

[Warner-Radford]


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[TAPE#=04-30 TC08:04]
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Local Universities and Colleges say the new state budget is a step in the right direction, but does NOT go far enough.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape;]

The plan includes more than 275-million dollars for higher education. Virginia Tech is getting a 7-percent increase in funding, while Radford will a 14-percent increase.
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

But, in a speech given this afternoon at Radford, Governor Mark Warner admitted the increases were still NOT enough.
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[SOT: 7:44:00 ]
[IN Q=If Tech is ]

((MARK WARNER: IF TECH IS GOING TO GET THAT TOP 30 RESEARCH DESIGNATION, IF RADFORD IS GOING TO CONTINUE TO TURN OUT THE GREAT TEACHERS AND QUALITY STUDENTS THAT IT HAS IN THE PAST, THE STATE'S GOTTA BE WILLING TO SUPPORT THESE INVESTMENTS IN OUR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. ))
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[VO-NAT]

A recent study shows Virginia's Colleges and Universities are under funded by more than 400-million dollars. Warner says this NEW investment helps to close the gap.
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[School-Overdose]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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[TAPE#=04-16 TC 43:08]
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Botetourt County Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle says his department will work to charge an eighth grade boy who gave prescription drugs to his classmates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

Emergency personnel were called to Read Mountain Middle School just after lunch today after five eighth grade students overdosed on the pills. Authorities say an eighth grade boy brought in a prescription medication and gave it to some of his classmates. Not long after, some other students told administrators.
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[SOT@6:05:14:25]
[INQ=The good thing..]

((JERRY PRICE, PRINCIPAL READ MOUNTAIN M.S.: THE GOOD THING WAS WE HAD STUDENTS WHO INFORMED US WHAT WAS GOING ON AND I WANT TO COMMEND OUR STUDENTS FOR BEING AWARE AND LETTING US KNOW..))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Price/Read Mountain M. S. Principal]
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[OUTQ=.. AND LETTING US KNOW.]
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[VO-NAT]

The five students were taken to Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital after they said they felt dizzy. They were listed in good condition.
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[Drug-Symptoms]


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Initial reports indicate --the students overdosed on the drug (Klon-Oh-Pin) Klonopin.
The medication is prescribed to treat seizures and panic disorders.
But there have been reports of the drug being abused.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Klonopin can create a feeling similar to Valium (VAL-ium) --where the person feels relaxed and forgets their worries.
The symptoms can also include drowsiness, confusion, dizziness and glassy eyes.
The biggest concern with abuse of the drug is respiratory depression or breathing problems.
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[SOT5:49:02]
[IN Q=If you had a patient]

((JAMES BLACK/CARILION MEDICAL CENTER PHARMACY; IF YOU HAD A PATIENT THAT HAD A BREATHING PROBLEM ANYWAY --THAT COULD CAUSE THEIR BREATHING TO SLOW DOWN AND THEY CAN STOP BREATHING, ESPECIALLY IF YOU YOU MIX IT WITH ANYTHING ELSE THAT CAN RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION))
[SUPER=01-James Black/Carilion Medical Center Pharmacy]
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[OUT Q=respitory depression]
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[VO-NAT]


Symptoms will go away once the drug runs its course. That could take up to 24 hours or more.
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[Train-Wreck]


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A freight train collision in North Texas-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gunter, TX]

creates a mangled mess tonight and causes multiple injuries, some serious.
The accident happened about 50 miles north of Dallas.
Two Burlington Northern Santa Fe trains collided head on- causing one to derail. No word on a cause.
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[Denver-Airport]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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Computer problems shut down the Denver International Airport tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO;]


It all started at about eight p-m East Coast time. No planes were going out of the Denver airport and few were getting in.
The FAA says an electrical problem prevented all takeoffs and most landings for about an hour.
Several planes were stranded on the runways- apparently unable to dock onto their gates.
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[Microwave-Circuits]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-22 TC03:45]
[GRAPHIC=Microwave Circuits]
[ENG#=1]


200 high-paying jobs are headed to Lynchburg now that a Washington D-C company is moving its headquarters to the Hill City.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Microwave Circuits will spend more than two million dollars to move into the old C&P Telephone building on Kemper Street.
The company makes components for communications equipment, including technology used in homeland security operations.
Officials say the company chose Lynchburg in part because of the strong pool of engineers left behind by the closing of the Ericsson plant.
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[Memorial-Donation]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=cdo]
[TAPE#=04-23 TC00:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]
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Less than a month before the 60th Anniversary of the invasion at Normandy, the D-Day Memorial Foundation gets a financial boost.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The Ruritan National presented the foundation with 10-thousand dollars raised by clubs in Virginia and around the country. What began three years ago as a committment of 25-thousand dollars, is now well on its way to surpassing a six figure goal.
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[SOT 2:54:11]
[IN Q=tonight with the presentation of;]

((RICHARD ELY/RURITAN NATIONAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; TONIGHT WITH THE PRESENTATION OF ANOTHER 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS, WE'VE RAISED SOMEWHERE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF 90-THOUSAND.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Ely/Ruritan National Executive Director; ]
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[OUT Q=neighborhood of 90,000;]
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[VO-NAT]

The money will be applied to debt retirement so the foundation can continue its educational programs. Ruritan National also unveiled a history plaque that will be displayed at the Memorial. The plaque is a tribute to Company D of the 116th Infantry Regiment and honors Bob Slaughter, the past President of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Should high school student have to watch the beheading of an American?
Still ahead, two teachers are in trouble over it.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus a development company says it has the answer to a 38 million dollar problem with an local high school.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=MIKE]
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(( Hey, folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as Gordon gets the nod to win the all-star showdown in Charlotte. Cave Spring is again swinging for the fences - while Tunstall is keeping teams swinging in the breeze. And the Big Unit goes from the diamond to Dave's world tonight on the Big 7.))
[Iraq]

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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The head of the U-S Central command says there is a chance more U-S forces will be sent to Iraq.
General John (AB-ih-zaid) Abizaid says he expects the insurgency to become even more violent after the interim Iraqi government takes over at the end of next month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ramadi, Iraq]


Meanwhile there are still conflicting reports over a U-S attack today near the Syrian border.
A Pentagon official say U-S forces attacked a safe house for foreign fighters- after coming under hostile fire.
Iraqi officials say the U-S helicopter attacked a wedding party- and 40 people were killed including women and children.
The U-S military is investigating.
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[Prison-Abuse]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The first soldier to be court martialled over abuse of Iraqi prisoners was sentenced today.
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[VO-NAT]


Specialist Jeremy Sivits broke into tears twice as he plead guilty to the abuse. He was then asked to describe what happened at Abu Ghraib prison. Sivits said on the night of November 8th, 2003 he saw detainees, with their heads in sandbags, lying naked on the floor. He saw soldiers step on their hands and feet and watched as one detainee was knocked unconcious by a blow to the head.
Sivits apologized to the Iraqi people, his fellow soldiers and to his family. He was sentenced to the maximum one year confinement, a pay reduction and a bad conduct discharge. Three other soldiers were also arraigned on similar abuse charges.
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[Beheading]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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The beheading of an American in Iraq shocked the nation- While many Americans saw video leading up to it, most did not actually see the killing.
But now some teachers are showing the video in the classroom- that's causing an uproar.
Elizabeth Sanchez has more on why teachers are showing the video- and what students think about it.
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[SUPER=01-Diane Baize/Parent; :16]
[SUPER=01-Diane Gregg/Parent; :27]
[Super=@Sanchez1; :33]
[SUPER=01-Zack Bramer/Student; :54]
[Super=01-Liz Sudderths/Student; 1:02]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Fort Worth.]

(( Most Americans have heard about this video the graphic beheading of hostage Nick Berg by Muslim terrorists. Now teachers in at least 3 states have shown the video to students --and its making some parents angry. DIANE BAIZE/PARENT: I DON'T THINK IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN SHOWN. THE LIMIT THE NEWS PUT ON IT WAS NOUGH. THESE KIDS HAVE ENOUGH STRESS ON THEM TO NOT BE WORRIED WITH THAT.
But other parents say the school districts are making too much out of this. DIANE GREGG, PARENT I DONT HAVE A PROBLEM WITH IT BECAUSE SHES MATURE AND WANTS TO BE A DOCTOR. Elizabeth Sanchez/CBS News: The video was shown during 3 classes at this Texas school. The school district says the teachers did not get permission and used poor judgement. In Texas, Arkansas and California the teachers showing the video have been placed on administrative leave. Zack Bramer saw the video in his class at Northwest High. ZACK BRAMER, STUDENT "NO, I DIDNT REALLY LIKE IT IT KIND OF GROSSED ME OUT.
Many of the students are worried about the teachers involved. One of them has been teacher of the year. LIZ SUDDERTHS/STUDENT: IT'S NOT LIKE THE TEACHERS FORCED THEM TO WATCH THE VIDEO THEY COULD HAVE TURNED AWAY. Some experts say because not all students are psychologically mature the images could have lasting harm on the kids. So some schools are providing counseling for students who viewed the video. At Northwest High School inTexas the district has launched an investigation and hopes punishing the teachers is not a lesson they have to repeat. Elizabeth Sanchez, CBS News, Fort Worth.))

[Jefferson-Forest]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-19 TC28:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


The debate over what to do with Jefferson Forest High School took an interesting turn today when a private developer offered to build a new high school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape]


The Bedford County school board last week refused to authorize a 38-million dollar renovation plan for J-F.
Now, Washington D-C based Eastridge Companies says it can put the whole deal together: including finding a site, hiring an architect and selecting a builder.
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[SOT 10:11:16]
[IN Q=Given what's happened]

((MIKE HALLER/THE EASTRIDGE COMPANIES: GIVEN WHAT'S HAPPENED WITH THE ONGOING PROBLEMS WITH THE BUDGET FOR THE RENOVATION THAT THEY'VE BEEN LOOKING AT FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, IT APPEARS THAT THIS MAY BE A VERY CREATIVE ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION TO THE REALIZATION OF THEIR DREAM TO GET A NEW FACILITY ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Haller/The Eastridge Companies]
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[OUT Q=one way or the other.]
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[VO-NAT]


Eastridge would create a non-profit company that would lease the new school to the county until the note was paid off.
It's all possible under Virginia's Public-Private Educational Facilities Act that encourages these kinds of partnerships.
The school board may consider the idea at next week's meeting.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]
[ENG#=V10]


Is your mailbox filled with pornographic spam?
Still ahead on News 7, why it may get easier to avoid the unwanted e-mails.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus they say a picture's worth a thousand words.
That's why many are hoping a new picture book about Roanoke will boost the region's economy.
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[Commercial]

[Internet-Porn]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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[GRAPHIC=Internet Spam]


Have you ever opened an email- not realizing porn would pop up on the screen?
Now the government's doing something about it.
It's requiring pornographic spam to have the words sexually explicit in the subject line.
The rule went into effect today-
It also requires recipients to scroll down or click on a link to see graphic images.

[Monty-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-21 TC03:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

Tax relief is in the future for folks in Montgomery County.
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[VO-NAT]

Last night the Board of Supervisors passed a 118-million dollar budget. The board also set aside 458-thousand dollars for tax relief.
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

The money was set aside because the board found out the state was giving the county several million dollars MORE than expected. The board had already voted, last month, to increase the real estate tax by 3-cents and now it's TOO late to change the rate.
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[SOT 19:17:00 ]
[IN Q=Because we ]

((BOBBY PARKER:BECAUSE WE CHANGE THE TAX RATE AND GRANT THE RELIEF THAT THE TAX TICKETS THIS YEAR. THE BOARD WILL HAVE THIS AMOUNT OF MONEY IN THE FUND FOR THEM TO DEAL WITH, TO ALLOCATE, TO APPROPRIATE AS THEY SEE FIT IN THE FUTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Parker/Montgomery Co. Spokesperson; ]
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[OUT Q=in the future.]
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[VO-NAT]

The relief is equal to about one-cent of the real estate tax. How the money will be used or when it will be distributed is NOT known.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[TAPE#=EXTRA]
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[ENG#=V10]

Part of the ACC TV deal has landed here on WDBJ-7. Gordon get picked to win the Nextel Challenge. While Cave Spring and Tunstall are on deck. But first your Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Last Night; :00]

Last night 40-year-old Randy Johnson was on the hill in Atlanta becoming the oldest player in big league history to toss a perfect game. Tonight - he's delivering the top 10 for David Letterman.
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[OUT Q=....HA HA HA."]
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[GO TO SCORES]
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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[TAPE#=SP-171 10813tc]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]
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The ACC's new TV contract that was leaked out a week ago tonight was made official today as ACC Commisioner John Swofford held an afternoon news conference.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-ACC; :00]

The new seven-year deal is worth $258 million dollars, according to several published reports. ESPN and ABC get the bulk of the games, but the good news for local fans is that RAYCOM-Jefferson Pilot will have football again this coming fall each and every Saturday and we can tell you that the ACC games of week will again be right here on WDBJ-7.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=W&L]

In one other college note - W&L lost in the lacrosse national quarterfinals on road against powerful Salisbury 15-to-6.

[S-Lowes]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-177 1834tc]
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[ENG#=2]

The event formerly known as the Winston - the NEXTEL all-star challenge is set for this Saturday night at the Lowe's Motor Speedway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00]

NASCAR's all-star weekend always gets started with a little midweek fun. And that was again the case this afternoon as Lowe's Motor Speedway president Humpy Wheeler unveiled his pick to win the race. Humpy has a knack for being right on target most of the time. He's correctly picked 9 of the last 15 winners. This year he's putting the pressure on Jeff Gordon.
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[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Picked to Win Nextel Challenge;]
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[vo nat con't] Also, Tony Stewart the man who created a lot of the excitement in last year's event - will help promote the release of Shrek 2 - by driving a special Shrek and Donkey paint scheme this weekend.
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[S-Cave]


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[WRITER=twe]
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The Cave Spring wrapped have wrapped up another regular season title in baseball.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


Randy Boone's team is now 15 and 3, including an 8 and 1 mark in the district. With a regional bid already in hand, the Knights can now let it all hang out in the regular season finale against Christiansburg and in next week's River Ridge district tourney.
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[VO-NAT]


The Knight's roster is loaded with 13 seniors, giving Boone plenty of leadership and experience to rely on.
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[SUPER=01-Kreg Savoie/Cave Spring Pitcher; :17]
[SUPER=01-Robert Mills/Cave Spring Junior; :29]
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[OUT Q=...the next after that."]
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[S-Trojans]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-176 19:14]
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The Tunstall baseball team is also making waves this year on the diamond. This year the Trojans are 17 and 3 and poised for another playoff run - that they too hope will not come up short.
Steve Mason has more.
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[SUPER=01-Jacob Thompson/7-1, 0.44 ERA for Tunstall; 1:16]
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((There have always been signs in Dry Fork indicating Tunstall's baseball dominance. 7 of 9 positions return starters from last years final four team that has not forgotten how 2003 ended at the hand of Amherst. ((:)) In 2004, the pitching duo of Will Inman and Jacob Thompson have a combined ERA of just over 1.0. Inman broke the single season strike out record of 105 K's this season and broke the Tunstall career strike out record of 216 last year as a sophomore. A record set by Trojan legend Bubba Scarce, who starred at N.C. State. ((:))
Inman and Thompson also lead the Trojans in hitting, not bad for a team batting around .350.)) ((:)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:))

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A picture book about the Roanoke Valley is being redone.
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The Chamber of Commerce is working with a company out of Atlanta to put together a book of Roanoke Valley images.
The book will take a look at quality of life and business issues. It'll be used as an economic development tool and local stores will also sell it. Publishing is set for November. (------------)