[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon]

The case of a boy's disappearance is in the hands of a Grayson County Jury.
But the panel *won't* be considering a murder charge.
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[LIVE=Keith Full/Starlink]
(Keith Adlibs Live Headline)
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And, we'll have two live reports from the Capitol where hundreds of thousands are preparing to dedicate the World War II Memorial.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[ENG#=1]


Tonight in sports, we'll find out why Lowe's Motor Speedway has been such a comfortable spot for Roush Racing the last five years, and
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[VO-NAT]


Tyler Lumsden baffles NC State as Clemson advances in the ACC Baseball Tournament.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


A typical holiday weekend forecast. With sun, clouds, showers all part of the story, but on different days. Details ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[ENG#=2]
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[VO-NAT]


A surprising turn today in the case of Logan Bowman
as the judge throws out the most serious charge against the defendant Dennis Schermerhorn.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.

[Schermerhorn]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-15 TC1:22:30]
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Members of a Grayson County jury just got the case a few minutes ago, but they won't be considering the charge of murder that followed the disappearance of 5-year old Logan Bowman.
Today a judge threw out two of the three charges against Dennis Schermerhorn.
Joe Dashiell has been following today's developments
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[TAKE JOED PHONER GRAPHIC***]
and joins us from the Grayson County courthouse. (rollcue: boy dissapeared in January 2003.)
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co./File Tape;]
[RUNS=:20 about]
[outq=not enough evidence to support the charge of murder against Schermerhorn.]
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[BACK TO PHONER GRAPHIC]
(Joe will wrap)
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[Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=04-10 TC1:37:35]
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It may be one of the last great gatherings of the greatest generation.
This weekend, the nation will dedicate its World War Two memorial.
And thousands of veterans and their families are traveling to Washington to be a part of the festivities.
Keith Humphry and Justin McLeod have also traveled to the capitol to tell the vets' stories.
[WASHINGTON DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin/Starlink;]


Justin begins our coverage. Justin?
[LIVE=Justin Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=@Justin1;]
[SUPER=05-Washington, DC;]
(adlib)

((ROLLCUE:...it's a memorial for millions))
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Anne Hyman/Widow of WW II Veteran; :19]
[SUPER=01-Gen. P. X. Kelley/American Battle Monuments Commission; :33]
[SUPER=01-Darren Zehner/Project Architect; 1:19]
[SUPER=01-Rose Toomey/Widow of WW II Veteran; 1:42]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=you can't describe it.]
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[LIVE=Justin Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=05-Washington, DC;]
(Justin hands off to Keith)


[SW-Vets]
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(Justin hands off to Keith)



[LIVE= Keith /FULL Starlink]
[SUPER=@Keith1;]
[SUPER=05-Washington, DC]
(adlib)

((ROLLCUE:... with a group from Roanoke this morning.))
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=01-John Kessler/WW II Veteran; ]
[SUPER=01-Richard Burrow/Former D-Day Memorial Director; ]
[SUPER=01-Lucille Boggess/Former D-Day Memorial Board Member; ]
[SUPER=01-Jack Wimmer/WW II Veteran; QUICK!!!!]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=unbelievable almost. ]
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[LIVE= Keith /FULL Starlink]
[SUPER=05-Washington, DC;]
(adlib)
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Keith /Starlink;]



[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]


Center in the Square says its days may be numbered.
The latest on its situation when News 7 returns.
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[LIVE=Brent Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@brent1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]
(Brent Adlibs Live Tease)
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[1st-Wx]
[Center-Funding]

(MINI OPEN)



[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-09 TC1:36:00]
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Center in the Square will close if it doesn't get more funding.
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[VO-NAT :24]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Roanoke non-profit says it can operate only three more years on current emergency funds. Center offers rent-free space to other non-profits like the Science Museum of Western Virginia, the Art Museum, History Museum and Mill Mountain Theatre. Like many other arts and cultural organizations, it's been operating without state funding since 2000. President Jim Sears says the situation is extreme.
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[SOT 2:17 - 2:32]
[IN Q=After 4 years of no state funding...]

((JIM SEARS/CENTER IN THE SQUARE PRESIDENT: AFTER FOUR YEARS OF NO STATE FUNDING AND HAVING TO CALL UPON OUR RESERVES AND HAVING CUT AS MUCH AS WE CAN AND THE PUBLIC NOT STEPPING UP TO HELP, WE ARE IN DIRE NEED OF ADDITIONAL FUNDING.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Sears/Center in the Square President;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=we are in dire need of additional funding.]
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[VO-NAT :18]

Center needs to raise 600-thousand dollars a year to make up for the loss of state money. This year's fundraising campaign, which will end in June, is still 221-thousand dollar short. Sears says Center has just 1-thousand donors and that no *new* donors have come forward in at least a year.
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[Kerry-Ads]


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Democrats have NOT won a presidential election in Virginia since 1964.
but John Kerry's campaign thinks he has a shot at snapping the 40-year losing streak.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Kerry will launch new T-V ads in Virginia next week.
His campaign believes population shifts have made the state more Democratic.
Virginia Democrats say don't count them out.
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[SOT 15:03:37]
[IN Q=NO ONE SAID MARK WARNER COULD]

((LINDSEY REYNOLDS/DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF VIRGINIA: NO ONE SAID MARK WARNER COULD WIN IN VIRGINIA EITHER AND HE DID. NO ONE SAID THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES WOULD PICK UP SEATS LAST YEAR AND THEY PICKED UP THREE. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFETIME THEY PICKED UP SEATS. SO I THINK WHAT IT SAYS IS VIRGINIA DEMOCRATS ARE NOT GOING TO GIVE UP. DON'T TELL THEM THEY CAN'T WIN VIRGINIA FOR KERRY OR GET KERRY CLOSE BECAUSE THEY CAN.))
[SUPER=01-Lindsey Reynolds/Democratic Party of Virginia; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=OR GET KERRY CLOSE BECAUSE THEY CAN.]
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[VO-NAT]


In 2000, George Bush won Virginia by eight percentage points.
Republicans say they expect a similar result this year.
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[SOT :22:26]
[IN Q=WE'RE NOT TAKING IT FOR GRANTED]

((SHAWN SMITH/REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA: WE'RE NOT TAKING IT FOR GRANTED BUT WE FEEL VERY CONFIDENT WITH THE PRESIDENT'S LEADERSHIP THAT VIRGINIANS WILL SUPPORT HIM IN HIS REELECTION.))
[SUPER=01-Shawn Smith/Republican Party of Virginia; :]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=VIRGINIANS WILL SUPPORT HIM IN HIS REELECTION.]
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[VO-NAT]


Kerry's ads will run in Richmond, Hampton Roads and Roanoke.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Wall Street ended the day mixed, but closed higher for the week. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/16.75/10188.45/x/2.24/1986.74;]


The DOW fell 17 points today.
NASDAQ gained two.
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[SUPER=274-i/0.35/13.15/h/0.08/65.08/i/0.50/34.58/h/0.05/47.21/i/0.24/55.73;]
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[Seat-Belts]


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If your Memorial Day travel plans include a trip anywhere on Route 460, you might want to let up on the gas pedal and buckle your seat belt.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


More than a hundred fifty police officers will be patrolling the 460 corridor between Giles County and Norfolk.
They'll be looking for motorists who are speeding or have been drinking.. and making sure they've buckled up, as well.
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[SOT 16:41:48]
[IN Q=Primarily concentrating]

((DOUG CHILDRESS/LYNCHBURG POLICE: PRIMARILY CONCENTRATING ON SPEED, DUI AND OCCUPANT PROTECTION, WHICH IS A SECONDARY OFFENSE FOR ADULTS IN THIS STATE. SO THEY WILL BE STOPPING PEOPLE FOR RECKLESS, AGGRESSIVE DRIVING, SPEEDING BUT THEY WILL BE LOOKING FOR SEATBELTS.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Childress/Lynchburg Police]
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[OUT Q=looking for seatbelts.]
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[VO-NAT]


Funds for the "Click it or Ticket" campaign are coming from the National Transportation Safety Administration.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
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[ENG#=V10]


Coming up, Clemson stays alive in the ACC Baseball Tournament thanks to Tyler Lumsden, Byron Scott takes over the Hornets, and
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[VO-NAT]


Steve Mason examines why Roush Racing has had so much success in the Coca-Cola 600.
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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-170 TC11223]
[GRAPHIC=ACC Baseball Tourney]
[ENG#=1]


Tyler Lumsden's first appearance at the ACC Baseball Tournament in Salem last season was certainly one to forget. But the former Cave Spring star rebounded nicely this morning as Clemson stayed alive by beating NC State.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Tigers vs. Wolfpack; :00]


T-Lum got plenty of help from his Tiger teammates in this one as Clemson put up a 7 spot in the very first inning.

The hard throwing left hander did most of the heavy lifting
[SUPER=34-Clemson/12/N.C. State/1/;]

pitching 7 and two thirds innings, scattering five hits and striking out 10 as Clemson won it 12 to 1.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Tyler Lumsden/Game Winning Pitcher; :05]
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[OUT Q=helps you out a lot."]
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[VO-NAT]


Clemson now faces North Carolina later tonight, after the Tarheels eliminated Duke 20 to 2. UNC pounded out 23 hits in the win. Right now Georgia Tech and Florida State are just underway in the winner's bracket.
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[S-Roush]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-177 23:42]
[GRAPHIC=Lowes Motor Speedway]
[ENG#=2]


To the track where Lowes Motor Speedway has been good to Roush Racing in recent years. Steve Mason has more from the five man team that will race as one in Sunday's Coca-Cola 600.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mark Martin/13th in Nextel Cup Points; :13]
[SUPER=01-Greg Biffle/23rd in Nextel Cup Points; :35]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/Two Coca-Cola 600 Victories; 1:00]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=....News 7 sports"]
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[S-Scott]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-168 TC11032]
[GRAPHIC=NBA Playoffs]
[ENG#=3]


The NBA Playoffs continue tonight with Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Detroit. The Pacers will try to even up the series with the Pistons at 2 games apiece.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]


Off the court today, the New Orleans Hornets hired former L-A Laker Byron Scott as the successor to Tim Floyd who was fired after just one season. Scott himself was given a pink slip by New Jersey in January, after taking the Nets to two straight NBA Finals.
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[Festival]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=bwa]
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The 35th annual Festival in the Park kicks of tonight with a concert at Victory stadium.
[DOUBLE BOXES= Shannon & Brent/Microwave;]

That's where we find Brent Watts this afternoon.
[LIVE= Brent/FULL]
[SUPER=@brent1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
(Brent adlibs)
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Brent/Microwave;]