[1-News-Head]

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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]

A county school bus runs off the road, injuring the driver and several students.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

And a former county supervisor gets a jail sentence for forging documents.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
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Tonight in sports, words from Uva's DH Tom Hagan, and
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[VO-NAT]


Nascar is ready for racing's version of the All Star game.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Severe thunderstorms pound western and central Virginia today. We will check their locations in a moment.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]


A school bus runs off the road late this afternoon Several are taken to the hospital.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry. Shannon is off tonight.

[Bus-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The bus crash happened as students from Cave Spring High School and Middle school were heading home. Three students and the bus driver were taken to the hospital suffering from minor injuries.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
Justin McLeod was at the accident scene on Buck Mountain Road and is in our newsroom with details.
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[***MAP IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Justin /Newsroom;]

Justin, do we know what caused the accident?
Keith, witnesses say it appears the bus driver may have had some sort of medical problem.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL NEwsroom]
[SUPER=@justin1]


That then caused the bus to drive off the right side of the road and down an embankement where it landed after hitting a tree.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The crash happened on Buck Mountain Road near the new Hidden Ridge Subdivision around 3:30.
Students on the scene say they escaped through the back door after the engine started steaming.
Nearby residents then ran to help.
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[SOT 4:35:46]
[IN Q=Some were in shock]

((GARRY DONAHUE/WITNESS: SOME WERE IN SHOCK LOOKED LIKE MOST. I TOLD THEM TO CALM DOWN YOU KNOW IF YOU GET LIKE THAT YOU COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE ON THEM SO THEY STARTED CALMING DOWN.))
[SUPER=01-Garry Donahue/Witness; :]
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[OUT Q=started calming down]
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[VO-NAT]


Rescue Crews arrived just minutes later.
In all there were 26 on the bus. 3 were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, another was transported to Community Hospital.
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[SOT 4:38:58]
[IN Q=Most of the injuries]

((GARY HOUFF/ROANOKE CO. FIRE DEPARTMENT: MOST OF THE INJURIES WERE MINOR SCRABS AND ABRASIONS. SOME KIDS COMPLAINED OF BACK PAIN. THE DRIVER WAS THE MOST SERIOUS AND IT WAS A NON LIFE THREATENING INJURY. I UNDERSTAND SOME OF THEM WERE BLEEDING? YES, YOU A LOT OF CUT LIPS AND A LOT OF BLOODY NOSES.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Houff/Roanoke Co. Fire Department; ]
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[OUT Q=bloody noses]
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[VO-NAT]


Two of the injured students were from Cave Spring High School and one was from the middle school.
We understand the victims were two boys and one girl.
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL Newsroom]


As for the bus driver, his name is Walt Kugelman. Roanoke County says he has been a driver for several years and they've never had a problem with his driving.
The remaining students were all picked up by their parents at the scene.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Justin /Newsroom;]


Keith, We don't know the condition of the bus driver but we know we was conscious at the scene and he was even helping kids get off the bus.
[ANCHOR=Keith]

The middle school student you mentioned who was one of those taken to hospital is my son, Lincoln. He's got a big knot on his head and a sore back, but he'll be all right. I just came from the E-R. Mr. K.- -as the kids call Walt Kugleman- -he was more concerned about the kids. But I think he's going to be OK, too.







[Richardson]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A lifetime of public service is now being overshadowed by a month in jail as a former Bedford County supervisor learns his fate for forging public documents.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Kirby Richardson pled guilty to three felonies in March related to forging V-DOT public comment sheets for a road project in his district.
Today, he was given 10 days in jail for each count... minus the weekend he spent locked up after his arrest.
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[SOT 11:16:39//11:19:21]
[IN Q=He didn't like]

((CARTER GARRETT/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: HE DIDN'T LIKE IT THE FIRST TIME, AND I DOUBT HE'S GOING TO LIKE IT THIS TIME BUT I DON'T EXPECT THE JAIL IS A REAL PLEASANT PLACE TO BE. AT THE SAME TIME, IT'S NOT A VERY LONG SENTENCE.)) ((JOEL BRANSCOM/SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: HE CAN'T VOTE, HE CAN'T RUN FOR POLITICAL OFFICE AND THOSE THINGS PROBABLY MEAN SOMETHING TO HIM, UNLIKE A LOT OF THE PEOPLE WE PROSECUTE. SO I TRULY THINK HE HAS SUFFERED MORE BECAUSE OF HIS POSITION AS A PUBLIC OFFICIAL.))
[SUPER=01-Carter Garrett/Defense Attorney; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Special Prosecutor; :11]
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[OUT Q=as a public official.]
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Branscom says investigators never determined a motive for what Richardson did.
He's scheduled to report to jail next Friday.
He also must pay a 15-thousand dollar fine once he's released.
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[Task-Force]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A task force charged with finding ways to make Roanoke City schools safer officially released its recommendations this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The task force noted that the administration needs a more consistant policy on disciplining students, work to prevent bullying, and hire more guidance counselors at the middle school level.
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[IN Q=I think there are other issues...]

((GLORIA MANNS/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BOARD CHAIR; I THINK THERE ARE OTHER ISSUES WE HAVE TO LOOK AT, THE ISSUES OUR STUDENTS COME TO SCHOOL WITH. AND THIS IS A COMMUNITY ISSUE AS WELL AS A SCHOOL ISSUE SO IT'S VERY POSITIVE, I'M VERY PLEASED ABOUT IT, AND I HOPE WE CAN GET ON TASK WITH MANY OF THESE SUGGESTIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Gloria Manns/Roanoke School Board Chair; ]
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[OUT Q=with many of the suggestions.]
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[VO-NAT]

One suggestion from the task force that could be the most devisive is the realignment of school attendance zones to make elementary and secondary schools more diverse. Task force, school, and city leaders will meet together in July to discuss the report.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]
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Still ahead on News 7, Joe Dashiell continues his look at "car crazy" Western Virginia and introduces us to a man who find perfection in pinstripes.
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And Radford takes a new path that will lead to a green loop around the city.
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[Bedford-Fire]

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Investigators are trying to figure out if candles were to blame for a fire in Bedford County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Moneta;]

The fire broke out in the Stone Mountain community of Moneta early this morning. Four adults and one child were inside the home when fire started on the second floor. All made it out safely.
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[IN Q=The homeowners...]

((RICKY TUCK/CHIEF OF MONETA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.: THE HOMEOWNERS STATED THE CHILD WAS UPSTAIRS. THEY WERE WITHOUT POWER AND USING CANDLES. THEY THOUGHT THEY HAD ALL THE CANDLES OUT. THE CHILD CAME DOWNSTAIRS AND SAID THE HOUSE WAS ON FIRE.))
[SUPER=01-Ricky Tuck/Moneta Volunteer Fire Department Chief]
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[OUT Q=...was on fire.]
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[VO] Firefighters say the blaze was contained to the second floor.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Radford-Trail]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Folks in Radford are hoping a new trail will lead the way to less congestion on the roads. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa shows us the city's newest pathway to MORE green space.
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[SUPER=01-Rick Elliot/Radford Resident;:07]
[SUPER=01-Jaime Weizmmer/Radford Resident;:20]
[SUPER=01-Bob Thomas/Pathways For Radford;:25]
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[SUPER=01-Bruce Mahin/Pathways For Radford;:45]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Radford.]

((You won't be seeing cars on Radford's new yellow lined road. It's strictly for nature enthusiasts.
NATS OF FEET GOING BY.

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[IN Q= I have]

((RICK ELLIOT: I HAVE CHILDREN AND THEY LIKE TO BIKE. ITS A GOOD PLACE TO BIKE IN RADFORD WE'VE NOT HAD THAT BEFORE.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=that before. ]


It's called the Riverway... a two and a half mile trail that follows the New River and connects the east side of town to the downtown.

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[SOT:4:54:20:00]
[IN Q=I think]

((JAMIE WEIZMMER: I THINK ITS WONDERFUL. IT'S NICE IT GOES ALL THE WAY THROUGH CAMPUS AND ALL THE WAY DOWN THROW BISSET AND I THINK IT'S GREAT.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=it's great.]



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[IN Q=The idea]

((BOB THOMAS: THE IDEA BEING THAT KIDS GOING TO SCHOOL, PEOPLE WHO WANT TO GET OUT AND NOT FIGHT TRAFFIC ON THEIR BICYCLES WILL BE ABLE TO FIND AN ALTERNATIVE WAY AROUND THE CITY.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=aruond the city.]



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[IN Q=A tunnel]

((RACHEL DEPOMPA: A TUNNEL WAS EVEN BUILT UNDER MAIN STREET TO MAKE SURE THE TRAIL NEVER CROSSES A ROAD. KEEPING HIKERS, BIKERS, WALKERS AND DRIVERS COMPLETELY SEPARATE. )) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=separate.]



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[SOT:4:55:43:00 ]
[IN Q=It keeps the]

((BRUCE MAHIN: IT KEEPS THE BICYCLES AND PEDESTRIANS COMPLETELY SEPARATE FROM THE CARS AND SO IT MAKES IT MORE PLEASANT FOR THE BICYCLES AND PEDESTRIANS BUT IT ALSO MAKES IT MUCH MORE SAFER FOR THEM. )) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=safer for them.]



This 750-thousand dollar project is only phase one. Dozens of citizens and city officials are hoping to one day build another 2 and a half mile trail on the west end of town... creating one big loop of green space around the city. Rachel DePompa, News 7, Radford.))

[New-bishop]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The incoming bishop of the Richmond Catholic diocese says he stands behind the policy of denying communion to politicians who support abortion rights.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Some church leaders have said presidential candidate Senator John Kerry should not receive communion because of his position on abortion.
Bishop Francis DiLorenzo says he would want to sit down and talk with Kerry first before making that decision.
But he says Catholics who don't support the church's position on abortion have already made a choice.
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[IN Q=THEY'VE SAID IN EFFECT I CAN'T BUY]

((BISHOP FRANCIS DILORENZO: THEY'VE SAID IN EFFECT I CAN'T BUY INTO AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH'S TEACHING SO THEN MY QUESTION IS THEN WHY DO YOU PUT YOURSELF IN THE POSITION OF SAYING YOU DO WHEN IN POINT OF FACT YOU DON'T.))
[SUPER=01-Bishop Francis DiLorenzo]
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[OUT Q=IN POINT OF FACT YOU DON'T.]
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Dilorenzo will be installed as the diocese's new bishop on Monday.
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[Stocks]


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Stocks closed the week with gains across the board. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gianed 29 points.
NASDAQ rose 15 and a half.
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[Van-Nortwick]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Tom Van Nortwick paints photo-realistic pictures of cars, but he's also known for using cars as his canvas. [***Car Crazy Graphic in Monitor***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & JoeD /BAM;]


Tonight, Joe Dashiell profiles the Roanoke pinstripe artist.
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]


Keith, Tom Van Nortwick has built his share of hotrods, including one that claimed a land speed record at a former air base in North Carolina.
But tonight we're talking paint and pinstripes.
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[IN Q=Tom Van Nortwick]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Van Nortwick/Pinstripe Artist; :10]
[SUPER=01-Roddy Moore/Blue Ridge Institute; 1:04]
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[OUT Q=right here in southwest Virginia.]


((Tom Van Nortwick had never seen a pinstriping brush, didn't know how pinstriping was done when a friend suggested he give it a try in 1980.
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[IN Q=I bought]

(( I BOUGHT A COUPLE OF BRUSHES AND TWO OR THREE CANS OF PAINT. AND TWO WEEKS LATER I GOT PAID TO DO IT, SO I FIGURE MAYBE I CAN DO THIS.))
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[OUT Q=maybe I can do this.]


He's been at it ever since, and today Van Nortwick has few, if any, competitors in the Roanoke Valley, and skills that have been compared with the best in the country. [NAT SOUND OF TOM SHOWING PAINTING]
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[IN Q=This is my 19th painting]
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[OUT Q=the way the restaurant was.]

A 1988 car wreck prompted Van Nortwick pick up a set of oil paints and and a conventional canvas, and like his father before him he's found success with his photo realistic renditions of cars. But hot rods continue to provide an outlet for his abstract inspirations...
[SOT 17:41]
[IN Q=And this is like government work]

((TOM VAN NORTWICK: I JUST MAKE IT UP AS I GO. I PUT A LINE DOWN AND I TRY TO THINK WHAT WOULD LOOK GOOD BESIDE IT.))

((RODDY MOORE/BLUE RIDGE INSTITUTE: JUST WITHIN THE LAST SIX MONTHS WE HAD SOMEONE IN HERE LOOKING AND THEY LOOKED AT TOM'S WORK AND SAID THAT'S AS FINE A LINE AS HAS BEEN DRAWN ANY WHERE IN THE COUNTRY. THEY WERE JUST QUITE AMAZED AT THE QUALITY OF THE WORK. I DON'T THINK THEY EXPECTED TO COME EAST AND SEE THAT. BUT WE HAVE IT RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.))
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[OUT Q=right here in southwest Virginia.]))
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[LIVE= JoeD /FULL BAM]


The paint job is important... but so is the interior.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & JoeD /BAM;]


Keith, tonight at 11 we'll profile one more artist who is featured in the Car Crazy Exhibit at the Blue Ridge Institute.
His name Michael Moore and hot rod upholstery is his specialty.


[Sports tease]


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Coming up, Valley Cup lacrosse highlights from Salem, Nascar's all star race celebrates 20 years, and
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[VO-NAT]


Cave Spring grad Tom Hagan is all smiles after giving up the pigskin for the baseball diamond.
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[S-Hagan]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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UVa begins the ACC baseball tournament next week at Salem Memorial Stadium. Former Cave Spring star Tom Hagan has decided to give up football for baseball. Steve Mason has more.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Hagan/Batting .266 for UVa; :14]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Football Coach; :31]
[SUPER=01-Brian O'Connor/UVa Head Baseball Coach; 1:16]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:40]
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[OUT Q=....News 7 sports"]
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((His two year career as UVa's starting punter was rocky. He averaged just over 35 yards a punt and UVa punting was second to last in the conference this past season. For the first time, Hagan heard boos. ((:)) Hagan met with Al Groh to inform him of his decision to end his football career. At the end of that meeting there was a mutual understanding. ((:)) ((:)) The sophomore is UVa's designated hitter who has served as a utility player at first base and in the outfield. He's batting .266 and is producing when it counts most. Hagan is batting 500 when the bases are loaded and .314 with runners in scoring position.)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:HAGAN AND HIS CAVALIERS, THE PRESEASON NUMBER 7 PICK IN THE CONFERENCE, MUST WAIT UNTIL SUNDAY TO FIND OUT IF THEY ARE THE TOP SEED IN THE ACC TOURNAMENT. GEORGIA TECH MUST SWEEP A SERIES WITH MARYLAND OVER THE WEEKEND TO STEAL THE TOP SEED FROM THE WAHOOS. IF THE YELLOW JACKETS LOSE ONE OF THOSE GAMES, VIRGINIA IS THE NUMBER ONE SEED. STEVE MASON NEWS 7 SPORTS. ))

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The Salem Avalanche begins the final leg of a 10 game homestand tonight against Potomac.
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


The Avs took B-P this afternoon and realize the Cannons swing some big bats. Potomac has the Carolina League's top homerun hitter in Tony Blanco.
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[SUPER=01-Russ Nixon/Avalanche Manager; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=seen them but three games."]
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[S-Lax]


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The Valley Cup boys and girls lacrosse championships are taking place today at Roanoke College's Alumni Field.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Salem vs. Patrick Henry; :00]


The title game in each division matched Salem and Patrick Henry.
Early in the girls contest, Maggie Pace makes the pass to Ryan Rotanz for the tally. Salem led 1-nothing.
Then Katie takes matters into her own hands going right down the pipe for another score. The Spartans went on to win it 20 to 3.
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[S-Nascar]


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Nascar will run qualifying tonight for its 20th all star race. Throughout the 20 year history of the event, it's become a no-holds barred, let it all hang out, dash for cash.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Harvick/8th in Nextel Cup Points; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ricky Craven/33rd in Nextel Cup Points; :15]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=let it go you know."]
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[Train-Ride]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=sra]
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It's not unusual for a train to roll through Roanoke.
But a passenger train doesn't show up all that often.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A special Norfolk Southern passenger train arrived in Downtown Roanoke today.
The train trip is part of a fund-raising event for the Virginia Historical Society.
Passengers of the train will be visiting the O. Winston Link Museum.
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[SOT 20:52:23]
[IN Q=I think]

((SUSAN GOODE/WIFE OF CEO NORFOLK SOUTHERN: I THINK THE LINK MUSEUM HAS BEEN A GREAT SUCCESS THEY REALLY DID A WONDERFUL JOB WITH IT. OBVIOUSLY, A LOT OF INTEREST ON THE PART OF PEOPLE IN THE RAILROAD THEY WORKED VERY HARD TO GET IT.))

[SUPER=01-Susan Goode/Wife of Norfolk Southern CEO]
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[OUT Q=hard to get it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Passengers say they enjoy the opportunity to see how their contributions have made a difference to the Historical Society, and hope to continue the tradition. (------------)