[1-News-Head]

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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The sister of a teenage shooting victim sums up what she calls his "big life."
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And a local judge puts a 7-figure price on theft of satellite T-V programming.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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[ENG#=2]


In sports, we will meet former UVa assistant and now Ferrum head basketball coach Scott Shepherd, over 700 athletes from all over the state begin competition tomorrow
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[VO-NAT]


and Mark Martin ends a winless drought and talks about the next race at Pocono.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Isolated super soakers are still popping in the heat of the day. Tomorrow will bring more clouds and a good chance of showers again.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[SOT: :08:00]
[IN Q=He had to]

((JENNIFER BERTRAND: HE HAD TO GO.. GOD TOOK HIM SO WE AIN'T GOT NO CHOICE.))
[RUNS=:05 ]
[OUT Q=no choice.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The sister of a Christiansburg shooting victim speaks out on behalf of the family.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

As police ask for the community's help in finding the weapon.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[C'burg-Shooting]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-10 TC2:20:23]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Christiansburg Police formally charged two teenagers today in the shooting death of a 14 year old Middle School Student.
[ENG#=]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

17 year old Zachary Linkous is charged with voluntary manslaughter, a class 5 felony that carries up to 10 years in prison. A 14 year old girl, who's name is NOT being released, faces the same charge. Police say the two were involved in a shooting in the garage of a Christiansburg home on Spruce Street. Police say the handgun used in the crime is missing. Investigators are asking people who live along Spruce Street, Reading (reeding) Road, Glen Court, Falling Branch, Scott Street and Starlight Drive to search their yards tonight for the weapon.
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[SOT:12:04:00]
[IN Q=We don't want]

((CAPT. BARRY O'ROURKE/CHRISTIANSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT: WE DON'T WANT A CHILD TO FIND THIS FIREARM ON THEIR PROPERTY AND ACCIDENTALLY SHOOT SOMEONE ELSE OR THEMSELVES.))
[SUPER=10]
[OUT Q=else or themselves.]
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[VO-NAT]

If you find the gun, do NOT touch it. Call police immediately.
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[Bertrand]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-11 TC1:31:03]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]

The victim in this shooting was only 14. Edward Bertrand had just finished 8th grade at Christiansburg Middle School. Classes let out for the summer last Friday.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Rachel /microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa talked with Bertrand's family and teachers today about his short life. Rachel?
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Keith, People only had wonderful things to say about Edward. His family, obviously devastated by his death, asked his 13 year old sister to bravely speak out on his behalf.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=God took him]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Tuesday;:10]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Bertrand/Edward's Sister; :20]
[SUPER=01-Kelly Morris/Edward's English Teacher;:32]
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[OUT Q=catching up.]

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[SOT:10:01:00 ]
[IN Q=God took him]

((GOD TOOK HIM FOR A REASON. MAYBE SOME KIDS WILL LEARN SOMETHING OVER THIS.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=over this.]


Edward Bertrand was gunned down Tuesday afternoon. [END PICTURE ]
It happened in the garage of a friends home. The 14 year old had just finished middle school and family members say he couldn't wait to go to Christiansburg High in the fall.

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[SOT:9:44:00 ]
[IN Q=He was happy]

((JENNIFER BERTRAND: HE WAS HAPPY HE MADE IT OUT OF MIDDLE SCHOOL. HE JUMPED UP AND DOWN. HE HAD A BIG LIFE. )) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=big life.]


That big life, cut short, seems to have left a BIG impression on many in the community.


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[SOT: 4:06:00 ]
[IN Q=Sort of]

((KELLY MORRIS:SORT OF ONE THING THAT ATYPICAL OF TEENAGERS AND WHAT SORT OF DREW ME TO EDWARD WAS HIS OBVIOUS LOVE FOR HIS FAMILY. HE ADORED HIS YOUNGER SISTER AND HE IDOLIZED HIS MOTHER. :26)) [RUNS:20]
[OUT Q=his mother.]


[INSERT PICTURE OF EDWARD for 6 seconds.] Friends new Edward has lil' jit... a nickname from his days in Florida. He like music and clothes but also wrote poetry. [END PICTURE]
NAT :04 of reading from poem...
Ironically, the family actually moved here a year ago to get away from the violence in Miami Florida.

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[SOT: 8:23:00 ]
[IN Q=And violence ]

((JENNIFER: AND VIOLENCE CAME CATCHING UP.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=catching up.]))
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[WIPE TO FUNERAL PAGE FS]
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]

A viewing is scheduled for Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 at Horne Funeral Home in Christiansburg. The funeral will be at 2:30pm on Friday at the Christian Growth Center.
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[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Rachel /Microwave;]

Counselors will be on hand through Monday at both Christiansburg High and Middle Schools for anyone who needs help getting through this difficult time.

[L'burg-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-15 TC1:37:07]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]
[ENG#=2]


Lynchburg police are having a hard time tracking down leads in the city's first murder of the year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Officers were called to this home at 10-13 Pierce Street around 1:30 this morning for a report of someone who'd been injured.
They found 39-year-old Daniel Keith Jackson inside, with injuries to his head and upper body.
Investigators say no one's willing to give them information.
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[SOT 15:44:30]
[IN Q=For a lot]

((LT. TOM LAWTON/LYNCHBURG POLICE: FOR A LOT OF REASONS OR ANOTHER, PEOPLE JUST DON'T WANT TO GET INVOLVED, OR MAYBE THEY'RE AFRAID TO GET INVOLVED DUE TO SOME REPERCUSSIONS. A LOT OF PEOPLE SOMETIMES JUST DON'T WANT TO GIVE US INFORMATION AND THIS IS A CASE WE COULD REALLY USE SOME INFORMATION ON.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Tom Lawton/Lynchburg Police Department]
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[OUT Q=use some information on.]
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[VO-NAT]


Lawton says it appears Jackson was beaten to death.
An autopsy will be performed in Roanoke.
Anyone with information should call the Lynchburg police.
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[Revenue-Recovery]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-13 TC1:19:41]
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EMS services in Salem are trying to resuscitate their finances.
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[VO-NAT :14]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Starting in August, Fire/EMS and the Rescue Squad will implement a Revenue Recovery Program that allows the city to charge for medical services. Officials say it's time to seek alternative funding for the public safety system.
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[SOT 3:04 - 3:12]
[IN Q=Being that we're not billing...]

((CAPT. CRAIG BRYANT/SALEM FIRE/EMS: BEING THAT WE'RE NOT BILLING INSURANCE COMPANIES THE MONEY THAT WE'RE LEAVING ON THE TABLE IS TREMENDOUS.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Craig Bryant/Salem Fire-EMS;]
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[OUT Q=leaving on the table is tremendous.]
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[VO-NAT :06]

The chief of the Rescue Squad says patients who call 911 will see no difference in response.
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[SOT 6:14 - 6:28]

((CHIEF KEN COOK/SALEM RESCUE SQUAD: THEY WILL RECEIVE CARE ON A BASIC OR ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT LEVEL AND THE CHARGES WILL ACCRUE FROM ONE OF THOSE. THERE'S ALSO A CHARGE FOR MILEAGE BETWEEN THE PATIENT'S HOME AND THE HOSPITAL.))
[SUPER=01-Ken Cook/Salem Rescue Squad Chief;]
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[OUT Q=patient's home and the hospital.]
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[VO-NAT]

Patients will be asked to sign a permit allowing the city to bill for services. If they cannot pay, the city will bill their insurance. Officials stress that NO patient will be denied emergency assistance regardless of their ability to pay.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Captain Bryant says a similar revenue recovery plan is being used by Roanoke and Roanoke County.

[Roanoke-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-14 TC1:43:37]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]
[ENG#=4]

One man is sent to the hospital after police say he suffered from some sort of medical attack behind the wheel.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

It happened today just after four o'clock. Police say the driver was traveling down a hill when he failed to stop at the intersection of Grandview Avenue and Oakland Boulevard. The man- who has not been identified- went through the intersection into a driveway, hit a parked car and finally hit a concrete embankment which flipped his vehicle. He was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. No word on his condition.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]


The Marines are landing in Lynchburg.
Still ahead on News 7, find out why they'll patrol the city's streets tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]

[***USE NAT MUSIC UNDER***]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus a popular muscial begins its farewell run.
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[1st-Wx]
[School-Board]
(MINI OPEN)
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-shot]


The two newest members of the Roanoke school board were made official today.
[ENG#=1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Alvin Nash and Courtney Penn were sworn in today as family and friends looked on. Both members will serve a three year term and say they're ready for the road ahead.
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[IN Q=I'm excited about the next]

((COURTNEY PENN/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER:I'M EXCITED ABOUT THE NEXT THREE YEARS AHEAD. I'M EXCITED ABOUT THE CHALLENGES THAT I'M SURE THAT IT WILL PRESENT, AND I'M READY TO GO.))
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[OUT Q=and I'm ready to go.]
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[VO-NAT]

Alvin Nash says the board's prepared to deal with some serious issues.
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[IN Q=I think we've got a great]

((ALVIN NASH/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER:I THINK WE'VE GOT A GREAT SCHOOL BOARD AND WE'VE GOT A GREAT INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT, SO ALL THE FOUNDATIONS ARE THERE FOR US TO REALLY BUILD A SOLID SCHOOL FOUNDATION.))
[SUPER=01-Alvin Nash/Roanoke School Board]
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[OUT Q=a solid school foundation.]
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Both Nash and Penn say they're looking forward to finding a new permanent superintendent.
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[ATM-Scam]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
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Danville police need your help identifying a crook caught on tape.
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[TAKE SUSPECT FS] Officers say THIS MAN stole an 83-year-old woman's A-T-M card, and then used the card several times to withdraw money from her bank account. The suspect is seen here using an A-T-M machine at the Bank of America on West Main Street. Investigators say they're not sure how the man got hold of the card, but they believe he may have stolen it through the mail. [TAKE CRIMESTOPPERS FS] Anyone with information is asked to call Danville Police or Crimestoppers at (434) 793-0000.
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[Boysaw]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-16 TC1:10:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

A man who became the unwitting "poster boy" of a federal crack-down on violent crime has been convicted of possession of guns and ammo by a convicted felon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/September 12, 2003]

Donald M. Boysaw was arrested last year in a raid on his Melrose Avenue home. Authorities found a loaded pistol on a night stand upstairs and ammunition stashed in at least five different places around the house. With a record of convictions involving counterfeiting, drug distribution and larceny, Boysaw was not supposed to own a gun. The raid came the same day federal and local law enforcement authorities announced a new cooperative effort under "Project Safe Neighborhoods."
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

It took a federal jury took less than half an hour last night to find Boysaw guilty.

[DIRECTV]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
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[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

If you're not a legal subscriber to DIRECTV, get ready to pay some astronomical damages for stealing the signal. A federal judge in Abingdon today ruled that a man from Grundy is liable for damages of more than two million dollars.
Three others face six-figure damage awards. Judge James Jones decided that every time someone sells one of the black-market decoding devices called "boatloaders" ...that amounts to a separate violation punishable at 10-thousand dollars apiece. An attorney for the four defendants says, "good luck collecting." "They're all on Social Security," says Carl McAfee.


[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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The stock markets moved lower -- as investors considered recent comments made by the Federal Reserve chairman about inflation. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=440-y/64.08/10368.44/y/32.92/1990.61;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW fell 64 points.
NASDAQ lost 33.
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[SUPER=274-h/0.16/13.56/i/0.80/64.90/h/0.31/35.86/i/0.22/47.44/i/0.65/57.03;]
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[Gas-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-19 TC30:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


You don't have to be pinching pennies to notice the recent drop in gas prices.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

On average nationally, gasoline prices have fallen two cents since June First; five cents in Roanoke. Triple-A officials say that's primarily for two reasons. First, OPEC agreed to increase production next month, which in turn, has slightly relaxed crude oil prices. Also, ALL oil refineries were required to switch over to the summer blend of gasoline this month -- which means the burden of paying for the more expensive blend is now off customers.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

Officials say a *real* drop in prices may not be until the Fall -- AFTER the summer driving season.

[Marine-Training]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-12 TC1:28:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


A company of heavily-armed Marines will patrol downtown Lynchburg tomorrow.. but don't worry.. the show will be just a training exercise.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The 4th Combat Engineer Battalion's "C" Company is expected to deploy to Iraq later this year.
Before that, military officials want the Marines to get in some training in an urban setting.
More than 80 uniformed reservists will take part in the exercises along Lynchburg's riverfront.
City officials want the public to be aware of what's going on to avoid any potential panic.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=V10]


We will meet Ferrum's new basketball coach, a former assistant at UVa, Mark Martin talks about Pocono
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[VO-NAT]


and the VHSL spring jubilee kicks off at Radford University. A preview in a minute.
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[S-Shepherd]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-173 TC3328]
[GRAPHIC=Scott Shepherd]
[ENG#=1]


Ferrum College has its new head basketball coach and as Travis Wells explains, he's no stranger to the Panthers.


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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum; :00]
[SUPER=01-Scott Shepherd/New Ferrum Head Coach; :19]
[SUPER=01-Abe Naff/Ferrum Athletic Director; :58]
[SUPER=01-Bill Pullen/Shepherd's Former Boss; 1:13]
[SUPER=@travis1; 1:30]
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[OUT Q=News 7 Sports."]
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[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-178 419tc]
[GRAPHIC=NBA playoffs]
[ENG#=2]

The Los Angeles Lakers were on the brink of falling into a two games to none hole against the Detroit Pistons last night. But Kobe Bryant bailed the team out with a last second three pointer in regulation to send the game to overtime. It's a big win - but not a cure all for the Lakers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NOT REALLY A SIGH...]
[SUPER=01-Shaquille O'Neal/Lakers Center; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kobe Bryant/Lakers Guard; :21]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=...of the series."]
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[S-VHSL]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-180 4:35]
[GRAPHIC=VHSL]
[ENG#=]


The VHSL spring jubilee begins tomorrow at Radford University where the individual group A and double A girls and boys state champions will be crowned in tennis.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]


Radford University and its staff have overcome all challenges, even rain, and the thirdyear should be the best yet.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ron Downs/Spring Jubilee Event Coordinator; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=....very good job with that"]
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[S-Brooks]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-170 1:20:56]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR Nextel cup]
[ENG#=4]


Nextel Cup drivers race in Sunday's Pocono 500. Mark Martin's MBNA 400 victory over the weekend was his first win since 2002. At Pocono, he has finished second in this race the last two years. His formula, he has no clue.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mark Martin/13th in Nextel Cup Points; :00]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=.....that's me"]
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[Stonewall]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-09 TC1:53:41]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-shot]


The stage is now set for the final run of a widely-recognized local musical.
[ENG#=1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]

Theater at Lime Kiln near Lexington is retiring "Stonewall Country" after this year's three and a half week run. Today, crew members attended to the final details for tonight's opening show. The theater's artistic director says the show has run its course after 20 years, and the message of the musical was in danger of being lost.
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[SOT - 01:56]
[IN Q=I thought the meaning...]

((JOHN HEALEY/LIME KILN ARTISTIC DIRECTOR; I THOUGHT THE MEANING OF THE SHOW WAS BEGINNING TO GET LOST A LITTLE BIT. OBVIOUSLY 20 YEARS FOR A SHOW, POLITICS CHANGE, THE THINGS THAT WERE IMPORTANT BACK IN '85 ARE NOT SO IMPORTANT, DIFFERENT VALUES HAVE BEEN PLACED ON THE PIECE. I JUST THOUGHT IT WAS TIME.))
[SUPER=01-John Healey/Lime Kiln Artistic Director;]
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[OUT Q=I just thought it was time.]
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[VO-NAT]

Stonewall Country will conclude July 3rd, with a gala featuring some members of the original cast, and the writers. So far there is no word on what the theater will put on in Stonewall's place next summer, but it is expected to be another original musical with roots in the Appalachians. (------------)