[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

We'll get a first-hand account from the victim of a daring daylight robbery.
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT :07]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And, the secret may be out but no*body* will be getting in. We'll tell you why the Greenbrier's closing its famous bunker.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

Tonight on News 7 sports - some regional high school championship changes to tell you about, plus we'll check on NCAA golf at the Homestead,
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

and Jennifer Capriati is knocked out of the French Open setting the stage for an all-Russian final on Saturday.
(------------)


[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Abrupt changes in the forecast. Rain is moving up from the south rather quickly tonight. The wet details ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



[ENG#=3]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT: 3:36:00 ]
[IN Q=I just hollered]

((TONY CONNER:I JUST HOLLERED STOP THAT MAN, STOP THAT MAN))
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=stop that man (second time)]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A local veteran describes the day two people robbed him.
[ANCHOR=keith 2-Shot]

He says they took 400 dollars in donations to Disabled American Vets.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Vet-Robbery]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-12 TC1:20:28]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The crime happened over the Memorial Day Weekend.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

It shocked people in Christiansburg... including the police.
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa met with the veteran and has his story.
[ENG#=4]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This is the time]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tony Conner/Veteran; :23]
[SUPER=@Rachel1; :40]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Barry O'Rourke/Christiansburg Police Dept.; 1:04]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=news 7, Christianburg]

((This is the time of year we honor men like Tony Conner. He's a veteran who often spends much his time raising awareness AND money for other disabled American Vets.
6:25:00 THANK YOU DEAR. GOD BLESS YOU.
Last Saturday he and his dog Dan were outside the Walmart all day collecting money when the unexpected happened. A man grabbed his 400 dollars in donations.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT: 2:34:00 ]
[IN Q=He came ]

((TONY CONNER:HE CAME UP FROM MY RIGHT SHOULDER AND REACHED OVER LIKE HE WAS GOING TO PUT A DONATION IN THE BUCKET AND JUST SWEPT AND GRABBED THE CORNER OF THE BUCKET LIKE THIS TUCKED IT IN LIKE A FOOTBALL.)) [RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=like a football.]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT: 16:18:00 ]
[IN Q=The suspect]

((RACHEL DEPOMPA: THE SUSPECT HOVERED BACK HERE BY THE PAY PHONE FOR ABOUT 4 AND A HALF HOURS BEFORE HE EVER MADE HIS MOVE FOR THE BUCKET.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=the bucket.]


Conner yelled for help as the man jumped into a getaway car. The suspects hit several other cars... including Conner's and even struck a man that tried to stop them. [TAKE MUGSHOTS ] But someone got a tag number. This week police arrested 26 year old Joshua Via and his wife, 19 year old Krishna Via. [END MUGSHOTS]

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:19:53:00 ]
[IN Q=We clear]

((BARRY O'ROURKE: WE CLEAR A LOT OF CASES DAY IN DAY OUT, BUT THIS ONE IN PARTICULAR WAS SATISFYING.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=was satisfying.]


Even Conner's happy to see an arrest, though still... more gracious then one might be after an ordeal like this.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:5:24:00 ]
[IN Q=That's pretty low]

((TONY CONNER: THAT'S PRETTY LOW, BUT MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIM, CAUSE I WOULD GIVE HIM THE SHIRT OFF MY BACK. AND I WOULD BUY HIM SOMETHING IF HE'S HUNGRY, BUT DON'T STEAL FROM ME. ESPECIALLY WHEN THE MONEY'S NOT EVEN MINE.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=not even mine.]

[INSERT MUGSHOTS to the end of package] The Via's are being held at the Montgomery Regional Jail. Charged with robbery and hit and run. Rachel DePompa, News 7, Christiansburg.))

[Flint-ruling]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-09 TC1:44:35]
[GRAPHIC=Richard Flint]
[ENG#=1]

Dr. Richard Flint has accepted the fine and punishment of the state veterinary board.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 4]

Four months ago a committee concluded Flint "practiced veterinary medicine so as to endanger the health and welfare of his patients." The Committee proposed a fine of 10-thousand dollars and a four-month suspension of Flint's license. He had two weeks to decide whether to appeal the decision. He chose not to fight it, and last week the Board accepted that decision.
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]

The case stemmed from the death of a dog at Noah's Ark Animal Complex while Dr. Flint was pre-occupied with a photo shoot of the clinic. That case was one of nine instances where Flint was found to have violated state laws and regulations.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]

The consent order allows Flint to keep his practice open by having another veterinarian run it while Flint's license is under suspension.

[DNA-database]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=04-14 TC1:29:42]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


It has helped solve hundreds of murders, rapes and arsons.
Virginia's D-N-A databank has just scored its 2-thousandth cold hit but some still don't think it is such a hot idea.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Meghan /State Microwave;]


To help explain why, we are joined by Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon.
Shannon, law enforcement officials say the databank
[LIVE=Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Meghan1]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]

is a powerful crime-fighting tool but privacy advocates say Virginia's aggressive use of it violates rights.
[ENG#=2]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=PAUL FERRARA, THE DIRECTOR OF THE STATE'S]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Paul Ferrara/Virginia Div. of Forensic Science; :]
[SUPER=01-Kent Willis/ACLU of Virginia; :]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=HARMED ANYONE AND IT WON'T]

(( Doctor Paul Ferrara, the director of the state's Division of Forensic Science has a message for would-be criminals.
[SOT :54:25]

((PAUL FERRAR/VIRGINIA DIVISION OF FORENSIC SCIENCE: VIRGINIA IS NOT A GOOD PLACE TO COMMIT A VIOLENT CRIME. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LEAVE JUST A LITTLE SPECK OF BLOOD, OR A LITTLE SALIVA ON A CUP OR A HAIR OR A FINGERNAIL AND YOU'VE BEEN HAD. )) [RUNS:15]
In the last 15 years, Virginia has solved hundreds of crimes that way, matching DNA recovered from a crime scene to individuals in the state's DNA databank.
The databank has now scored it's 2000 hit.
Virginia leads the nation in using DNA to solve crimes.
In fact, the state requires not just those convicted of a violent crime to provide a DNA sample but those who are merely arrested.
That concerns many privacy advocates.
[SOT 16:33:28]

((KENT WILLIS/ACLU OF VIRGINIA: SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR A CRIME IS NO MORE GUILTY OF THAT CRIME THAN YOU OR IT. SO WE HAVE TO ASK THE QUESTION DO WE WANT THE GOVERNMENT TO HAVE THE ABILITY TO HAVE OUR DNA SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT BE ABLE TO WALK UP TO ME ON THE STREET AND SAY I WANT YOUR DNA.)) [RUNS:17]
But Ferrara says the benefits outweigh any concerns.
[SOT :57:53]

((PAUL FERRARA: I THINK WE'VE ESTABLISHED THAT WE CERTAINLY KNOW WHAT IT CAN IT DO AND WE'VE ALSO SHOWN THAT NO ONE'S PRIVACY NO PERSONAL INFORMATION DERIVED FROM IT HAS HARMED ANYONE AND IT WON'T.)) [RUNS:16]))
(------------)
[LIVE=Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


The database now holds over 200-thousand DNA profiles.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Meghan/Microwave;]


It took the state eight years to score its first thousand hits but state officials are expecting it to score the 3000th hit in only a year.

[Drug-Cards]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=04-15 TC1:29:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


Local pharmacies say few if any seniors are taking advantge of Medicare's new drug discount card program.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The cards are expected to save seniors anywhere from 10 to 25 percent on their medications. But less than a fifth of those who are eligble have signed up.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT2:45:39]
[IN Q=We're just getting e-mails from different Medicare]

((SHANNON ABELL/LOA AREA AGENCY ON AGING; WE'RE JUST GETTING E-MAILS FROM DIFFERENT MEDICARE RIGHTS ORG. AND THEY'RE SAYING SENIORS ARE DISGRUNTLED WITH CARD BECAUSE IT'S DIFFICULT TO REACH MEDICARE AND IT'S TOO DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND AMONG 30 PLANS WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE))
[SUPER=01-Shannon Abell/LOA Area Agency on Aging]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=which one to choose]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


But one local pharmist believes seniors aren't enrolling because the prescription savings is not worth the 30 dollar enrollment fee, and sometimes the medications are cheaper without a card.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:58:07]
[IN Q=Once you read the fine print]

((GUS MOYSAKIS/PHARMACIST; ONCE YOU READ THE FINE PRINT. YOU REALIZE THAT THERE IS NO ADVANTAGE TO THE CARD OTHER THAN 600- TRANSITIONARY ADVANTAGE THAT THE GOVT. RENDERS TO THOSE PEOPLE THAT MAKE 12-THOUSAND OR BELOW OR 16-THOUSAND DOLLARS AND BELOW IF THEY ARE MARRIED ))
[SUPER=01-Gus Moysakis/Pharmacist]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=they are married]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The drug discount cards took affect on Tuedsay. They are supposed to be a temporary fix until the goverment develops its drug benefit plan.
(++++++++)

[TAKE MEDICARE FS]
For more information on the program you can call 1-800-Medicare.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]


Fire hits a local apartment complex.
The search for a cause when News 7 returns.
(---------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Plus the Greenbrier's shutting the door on its famous bunker.
We'll find out why.
(----------------)

[1st-Wx]
[Laurel-Ridge]

(MINI OPEN)



[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-19 TC38:09]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]
[ENG#=1]

No one was injured, but nearly 30-thousand dollars in property was destroyed during a morning fire.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

It happened just after eight o'clock at the Laurel Ridge Apartments off of Old Spanish Trail in Roanoke. Firefighters say the blaze started in a basement apartment. The bottom floor sustained most of the damage, but there was some minor smoke damage to the second floor. Neighbors tell News7 the family that had been living there moved out yesterday.
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[Campbell]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-18 TC37:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


A veteran lawmaker from Wytheville has died. Archie Campbell passed away Tuesday at the age of 82.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-1980]


A Democrat, Campbell served nine terms in the House of Delegates, and became chairman of the House Finance Committee.
He was an advocate for southwest Virginia, instrumental in establishing Wytheville Community College.
A funeral service is scheduled on Saturday.
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[Deeds]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-16 TC1:03:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


Another local lawmaker has set his sights on statewide office. Bath County Senator Creigh Deeds says he will seek the Democratic nomination for Attorney General.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-2000]


Deeds tested the waters in 2001, but ultimately bowed out of the primary.
Today, Deeds told News 7 he's looking forward to the challenge and said he's committed to the race.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=John Edwards]


Roanoke Senator John Edwards is also considering a run for Attorney General.

[Food-Bank]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=sra]
[TAPE#=04-24 TC09:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


It's not unusual for kids to have a wish list, however one group says more and more children are having to put food on that list.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


In Roanoke today, the Second Harvest Food Bank marked National Hunger Awarness Day with an open forum of panelists from local non-profit agencies.
The food bank serves twenty-six counties in Virginia. Ten of those counties are considered to be the poorest in the state.
The organization hopes the forum will build awarness and support for reducing hunger in southwest Virgina.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A down day on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/67.06/10195.91/y/28.72/1960.26;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW fell 67 points.
NADAQ dropped 29.
[SUPER=271-i/0.64/42.25/h/0.16/48.66/i/0.48/31.09/h/1.13/89.62/i/0.10/83.03;]
[SUPER=272-i/0.19/37.09/i/0.19/19.03/i/0.18/5.85/i/0.80/61.58/i/0.10/31.00;]
[SUPER=273-i/0.29/8.47/i/0.11/40.79/i/0.02/16.81//Unch/24.41/i/0.15/5.31;]
[SUPER=274-i/0.07/12.48/h/0.24/64.99/i/0.25/34.93/i/0.45/47.06/h/0.25/56.60;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]
[Greenbrier]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-10 TC1:51:37]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Some major changes are coming to a secure government bunker that's anything but a secret.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Richard Lesko sheds some light on what's going on underground at the Greenbrier.
[ENG#=1]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-White Sulphur Springs, WV; :00]
[SUPER=01-Fritz Bugas/Bunker Coordinator; :31]
[SUPER=@richard1; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=News 7, White Sulphur Springs.]

(( After 30 years as a Congress' relocation facility, and about 10 more as a tourist destination, the bunker under a wing of the Greenbrier resort is about to be closed up again.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:36:57]
[IN Q=We can go out and dig...]

((FRITZ BUGAS/BUNKER COORDINATOR; WE CAN GO OUT AND DIG IT NOW, WE CAN DO THINGS VISIBLY WHICH WE COULDN'T DO BEFORE))

[RUN4]
[OUT Q=which we couldn't do before.]

After all those years the cold war relic is in need of renovation. The massive generator system will be fully integrated into the resort as backup power, and leaky pipes and a tangle of duct work will be replaced.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 2:23:02]
[IN Q=Water pipes that...]

((FRITZ BUGAS/BUNKER COORDINATOR; WATER PIPES THAT HAVE BEEN IN PLACE HERE FOR GETTING CLOSE TO 50 YEARS, THREADS ON THEM ARE EATEN AWAY, THINGS OF THAT NATURE.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=things of that nature.]

So next month, the bunker will be temporarily sealed, for an expected 12 to 18 months, after which tours WILL resume.

But why can't tours continue while renovation work is going on?
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:27:16]
[IN Q=It just doesn't work...]

((FRITZ BUGAS/BUNKER COORDINATOR; IT DOESN'T WORK, YOU'RE BETTER OFF CLOSING THE FACILITY UP, GETTING INTO IT, AND DOING THE WORK FROM A TO Z.)) [RUNS8]
[OUT Q=from A to Z.]

And if conspiracy theorists claim that the renovation is part of a government plan to get the bunker back in action, Bugas (BYOO-guhs) says don't bet on it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 2:34:45]
[IN Q=Anything is possible...]

((FRITZ BUGAS/BUNKER COORDINATOR; ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, IF YOU HAVE TIME AND MONEY AND MINDPOWER YOU CAN MOVE THE WORLD. REPORTER: BUT IT'S NOT HAPPENING HERE. BUGAS: IT'S NOT HAPPENING HERE.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=it's not happening here (2x)]


[BUTT BUTT BUTT]

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 2:53:20]
[IN Q=Renovation work will begin...]

((RICHARD LESKO/RLESKO@WDBJ7.COM; RENOVATION WORK WILL BEGIN IN EARLY AUGUST, AND THE LAST TOURS OF THE BUNKER WILL BE GIVEN JULY 28TH. RICHARD LESKO NEWS 7, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=White Sulphur Springs.]))



[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=V10]

Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports another upset in Paris, the regional high school finals week winds down with some changes,
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

and Bobby Labonte is giving D-Day veterans a lift and even showcasing the D-Day memorial this coming weekend.
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[S-Tennis]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-167 12912tc]
[GRAPHIC=french open]
[ENG#=1]

The last American standing was knocked out of the French Open on the women's side today in the semi-finals.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Paris, France/ESPN; :00]

Jennifer Capriati, who earlier this week ousted Serena Williams, was bitten by the upset bug herself today. The French Open champ in 2001 champion lost to Anastasia Myskina (an-uh-STAH'-shuh MYUH'-skee-nah) 6-2, 6-2, setting the stage for an all-Russian final at Roland Garros. Myskina will face Elena Dementieva, who beat Paola Suarez today 6-love, 7-5. The women's final is Saturday morning.
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[S-VHSL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-177 3028TC]
[GRAPHIC=REGION THREE TENNIS]
[ENG#=2]

It has been a busy week for regionals on the high school level and this morning both the Hidden Valley boys and girls tennis teams captured Region Three titles and advanced to next week's state competition. However, they already have a conflict - their opening matches are scheduled for the same time as graduation.
[GRAPHIC=REGION THREE]

The Region Three baseball title will be settled tomorrow night at seven at Kiwanis field in Salem as Cave Spring takes on William Byrd.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Randy Boone/Cave Spring Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Robert Mills/Cave Spring Pitcher; :11]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=.......pitching is solid"]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst/Last Night;]

Last night's semi-finals were played in Amherst, but with both Roanoke Valley teams advancing to the title game, those in charge made come great decisions today. The game was moved back here to Salem's Kiwanis field, and officials from Cave Spring, Byrd and Amherst will all work together dividing jobs to help staff the game, and the folks in Salem will handle concessions and grounds keeping.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=REGION 3 SOFTBALL]

More good decision making on the softball front in region Three. Rustburg and Jefferson Forest will play tomorrow at 3pm at Heritage high school - in order to avoid a conflict with Rustburg's graduation tomorrow night.

[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-172 TC11715]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA]
[ENG#=3]


Today is cut day at the NCAA Men's Golf Championship at the Homestead as the field is halved for tomorrow's final round. UCLA has the clubhouse lead at this point and it appears that Georgia Tech will be the only ACC team of the three in the event to keep playing. Next year Virginia Tech joins arguably the nation's top golf conference and the Hokies hope to make the most of the opportunity.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jay Hardwick/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Heppler/Georgia Tech Head Coach; :17]
[RUNS=:47]
[OUT Q=make it better."]
(-----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :]


Pete Dye's renovation of the River Course should help the Hokies cause. Tech will now have its own practice facility, which should translate into plenty of success.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=world class championship golf course."]
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[S-Labonte]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-169 TC13359]
[GRAPHIC=Nextel Cup]
[ENG#=4]


The Nextel Cup Series hits the concrete in Dover this weekend in the MBNA 400, A Salute to Heroes.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NASCAR; :00]


As part of that tribute, Bobby Labonte's Chevy will sport a commemorative D-Day paint scheme on the anniversary of the Normandy invasion.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Labonte/6th in Nextel Cup Points; :04]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=gonna be special."]
(----------------)


[Lotto-Truck]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-13 TC1:10:29]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


He used to drive a Chevy, but today a Lynchburg resident officially became a FORD man.
[ENG#=1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk;]

Andrew Viar Senior was awarded a new Ford F- 150 pickup at a news conference in Norfolk- making him the fifth winner of the Virginia Lottery's "Tough Trucks, Big Bucks" game.
Viar says he got lucky one April day when rain forced him to stop mowing his lawn. He took a trip down to Miles Market on Campbell Highway where he bought the winning ticket. Before receiving his prize, the retired welder drove a 1979 CHEVROLET. Viar's new FORD was custom made for him in Virginia. (------------)