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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

He may have been the new kid in the community but it was still tough to say goodbye.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The City Manager says she wasn't in the mall parking lot, and so she's suing the man who says she cut him off in her vehicle.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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In sports, we will head to Radford University for the spring jubilee and all the state soccer, softball and tennis semifinal action you could want
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[VO-NAT]


and qualifying from Long Pond for the Pocono 500.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Thunderstorms with damaging winds are headed this way prompting a severe thunderstorm watch from the National Weather Service. The latest view from Sky Tracker 7 in just a few moments.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[IN Q=He would always]

((REV. DOUG MARTIN: HE WOULD ALWAYS COME UP AND GIVE ME A HUG AND A BIG SMILE AND HE JUST SEEMED LIKE A GENTLEMAN - TENDER, KIND HEARTED.))
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[OUT Q=tender, kind hearted]
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[VO-NAT]
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More than a hundred people gather to remember the short life of Edward Bertrand.
[ANCHOR=2-Shot]

The 15- year- old was laid to rest in Christiansburg today.
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Good evening, I'm .
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And I'm .
[C'burg-Shooting]
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[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-16 TC1:12:39]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

15- year- old Edward Bertrand was shot in the garage of a Christiansburg home Tuesday and later died.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Two teens are being held in connection with the shooting.
[DOUBLE BOXES= Keith, Shannon & Jennifer/Microwave;]

Jennifer Wishon talked to police about the case today and joins us from Blacksburg with the latest. Keith and Shannon, police have indicated that they have found a gun they believe to be the weapon used in the shooting.
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Investigators were out working on the case all day, but are not releasing any additional details. Meanwhile, Bertrand's friends and family gathered this afternoon to pay tribute to the young man's short life.
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[SUPER=01-Rev. Doug Martin/Christian Growth Center; :26]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Paul deGastyne/Christian Growth Center; :35]
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((NATS OF MUSIC)) [RUNS04] He had lived in Christiansburg for less than a year, but Edward Bertrand deeply touched those who knew him best. Dozens of his classmates and teachers from Christiansburg Middle School gathered to say good- bye during an emotional ceremony here at the Christian Growth Center. They, along with his family and fellow church members remember him as a special boy with a smile that always brightened the room.
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((REV. DOUG MARTIN)) [RUNS08]
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((REV. PAUL deGASTYNE)) [RUNS09]
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Bertrand's friends remember him as a person who put others before himself - especially when it came to his mother Dora Rosales. His older brother Jorge Rivera thanked God for giving his mother the strength to make it through this difficult time.

Rivera says he once worried about his brother moving from Miami to Christiansburg, but is now grateful for a community that is rallying around his family. Bertrand's sister Jennifer told the crowd Edward was the best thing in her life and reminded everyone to keep their heads up - that's what Edward would want.))
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In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to help cover funeral costs.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Jennifer /Microwave;]

Keith and Shannon, those donations can be sent to the Christian Growth Center in Christiansburg.


[Bank-Robbery]


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Authorities are on the scene of an apparent bank robbery in Madison Heights.
Deputies responded to the B-B and T in Amelon (Am-uh-lon) Square about 4:40 this afternoon.
They're searching for a suspect at this hour.
She's described as a heavy-set black female in her 40's, about 5 feet 2 to 5 feet 4 inches tall.
She was wearing a white hat, a camoflauge shirt and white shorts.
She was last seen walking near the Exxon next door to the bank on Route 29.

[Burcham-suit]


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It's a classic case of "he said/she said." And neither one is ready to back down. The tale of a close call between two vehicles is now the subject of a civil suit between the City Manager and a Roanoke writer.
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(( [11:43:40] ((A VEHICLE RAN THROUGH AN AREA WHERE IT SHOULD HAVE STOPPED IN A PARKING LOT. AND I HAD TO LOCKED MY BRAKES UP ON MY CAR.)) [RUNS:07]
[11:43:50] ((WHEN I PULLED UP BESIDE THE VEHICLE THAT'S WHEN I RECOGNIZED WHAT I THOUGHT WAS DARLENE BURCHAM.)) [RUNS:05] City Manager Darlene Burcham says McClure's account is false. She wasn't even in the Tanglewood parking lot on January 24th, according to the motion for judgment filed this week in Roanoke Circuit Court. In February McClure wrote a piece for the Web site "Roanoke Journal" recounting the incident, and referring to "rumors" that this wasn't the first time she's demonstrated bad driving and lack of people skills. [11:45:33] ((I USED THE WORD RUMORS.)) "The purpose of the publication," says Burcham's lawyer, "was to use a false encounter in the Mall to demonstrate that she was not qualified to serve as city manager.... because," the lawsuit says, "of her alleged disregard for the safety and interests of others, her deficient people skills, and her lack of sound judgment." For that, she's seeking 20-thousand dollars in damages. [11:46] ((Could it be a case of mistaken identity as to what occurred at Tanglewood in January? THAT IS A DISTINCT POSSIBILITY, NOT A STRONG ONE, BUT A DISTINCT POSSIBILITY THAT IT COULD BE.)) [RUNS:10]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The story was taken off the Web site immediately after Burcham's lawyer first contacted McClure, but attorney Stan Barnhill points out McClure has not issued a retraction. McClure says he was just recounting what he saw that day at the mall.

[Tease#1]
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A big employer in Central Virginia is making a big investment in the area.
Find out what's in store when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
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Plus the Salem Civic Center's held graduation ceremonies before.
But today, organizers are earning extra credit. We'll explain why next.
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[Graduations]
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Even as the Salem Civic Center salutes the throngs of high school seniors graduating there today, the facility is patting *itself* on the back.
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((NATS OF SENIORS TOSSING CAPS))
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Hidden Valley High School graduated its first senior class this morning. In the two years since the school opened, seniors say they've pulled together and created a tight group of grads.
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((HOPE MCFARLAND/HIDDEN VALLEY GRADUATE: JUST A LOT, WE STARTED A LOT OF TRADITIONS AND JUST BECAME ALOT CLOSER BECAUSE WE DID ALOT MORE THINGS TOGETHER.))
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[OUT Q=because we did alot more things together.]
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The Civic Center itself is marking an achievement. Hidden Valley's ceremony marked the first of *five* graduations to be held on the premises today. Until today, the most the venue had hosted in one day was three.
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((CAREY HARVEYCUTTER/SALEM CIVIC CENTER: THIS IS THE MOST. IT'S A MONUMENTAL UNDERTAKING. NOT AS TOUGH ON US AS IT IS ON THE SCHOOLS' STAFF. THEY PROBABLY DIDN'T GET A LUNCH BREAK TODAY. REPORTER: WILL YOU DO IT AGAIN. HARVEYCUTTER: SURE WE WILL.))
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Along with Hidden Valley - Cave Spring, Northside and Glenvar high schools marched grads across the Salem stage today. William Byrd will wrap up the marathon with a ceremony to start at 7:30.
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[Ness]


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The C-E-O of the Lewis Gale Clinic is leaving the Roanoke Valley this summer.
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Jon Ness announced his resignation from the health care provider effective July 31st. He is taking a management job in a non-profit health system in Billings, Montana, where he worked in the early 90's. The clinic's board of directors credits Ness with returning the organization to being physician-owned, and strengthening its financial situation. Current Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Arrington has been named Ness' successor.
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[Police-Chief]


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Radford is close to getting a new police chief.
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City Manger Tony Cox is expected to make a decision sometime next week. Cox has narrowed the field down to three candidates, all of whom are from Virginia. Radford's last police chief, Wes Terry, was fired after months of controversy including an arrest for allegedly abusing his power and conducting an illegal search.
Those charges were later dropped. The department is currently being run by acting chief Gary Harmon.
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[81-Wreck]


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Two women were injured in a traffic accident on Interstate 81 in Northern Botetourt County this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

The wreck happened shortly after noon in the northbound lanes near mile marker 170. State Police say a Taurus driven by 21 year old Emily Morris of Bassett changed lanes and hit the side of this Camry.

The Camry then hit the guardrail and spun out, injuring both the driver and passenger. They were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with unspecified injuries. Morris has been charged with making an unsafe lane change.
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[Stocks]
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The Stock Markets were closed today for President Reagan's funeral.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


News 7 at Six will be right back.

[COMMERCIAL]


[Areva]


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One of Lynchburg's biggest employers is making a big investment that should create a few new jobs.
Framatome A-N-P.. which is owned by AREVA.. says it will spend 20 million dollars building a new pump motor service center on Mount Athos (AY-thohs) Road.
The 70-thousand square foot facility will be a place where technicians can refurbish and upgrade contaminated pumps and motors from nuclear power plants.
Officials say as the nation's power plants continue to age, the demand for that service is growing.
They expect a handful of jobs to be created at the local level.

[Academy-Arts]


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For the first time in two years, Lynchburg's Academy of Fine Arts has an executive director at the helm.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Richard Kordos (CORE-diss) was introduced today as the new head of the fine arts group formed when the Academy of Music and the Fine Arts Center merged last year.
The A-F-A is building a new facility while also renovating the century-old Academy of Music on Main Street.
Officials say having a new director will keep things on schedule.
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((MICHAEL GILLETTE/ AFA BOARD OF TRUSTEES: IT REALLY DOES MARK THE CULMINATION OF THE MERGER BETWEEN THE TWO ORGANIZATIONS AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY STOP TALKING ABOUT THE MERGER AND TO RECOGNIZE THAT WE HAVE A NEW ENTITY HERE THAT IS WHOLE, THAT IS COMPLETE, THAT IS READY TO MOVE FORWARD AND ADVANCE ALL THE THINGS THAT WE CARE SO MUCH ABOUT.)) ((RICHARD KORDOS/NEW AFA EXEC. DIRECTOR: THE CHALLENGE OF WHAT IS PRESENTED HERE IS VERY FASCINATING. BEEN INVOLVED WITH A LOT OF PROJECTS FROM THE START, BUT HAVEN'T BEEN INVOLVED IN A RESTORATION AND THIS IS GOING TO BE A KEY PART OF THE TOTAL COMPLETENESS AND SUCCESS OF THE OPERATION.))
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Kordos has 30 years of experience in acting and producing.
He most recently ran his own casting company in Los Angeles.
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We will head to Pennsylvania for Bud Pole Qualifying for the Pocono 500
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and we will head to the spring jubilee and meet two Radford high school athletes doing double duty in the state tournaments
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Nextel Cup drivers went through Bud Pole qualifying a the 2.5 mile Pocono triangle to compete for starting spots in Sunday's Pocono 500.
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[SUPER=03-Long Pond, PA/SPEED; :00]


The Pole would go to that guy, rookie Casey Kahne. He turns and burns the 2.5 mile track at a speed of 172.533 miles an hour. Here is starting grid for the Pocono 500.
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[GO TO RACE LINEUP]
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[SUPER=0107-6. Jeff Gordon//7. Jeremy Mayfield//8. Tony Stewart//9. Elliott Sadler//10. Greg Biffle//;]
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[SUPER=0107-11. Dale Jarret//12. Ryan Newman//13. Robby Gordon//14. Jamie McMurray//15. Matt Kenseth/;]
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[SUPER=0107-16. Dale Eanrhardt Jr.//17. Bobby Labonte//18. Ken Schrader//19. Terry Labonte//20. Sterling Marlin//;]
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[SUPER=0107-21. Casey Mears//22. Michael Waltrip//23. Kevin Harvick//24. Scott Wimmer//25. Kyle Petty//;]
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[SUPER=0107-26. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//27. Dave Blaney//28. Ricky Rudd//29. Dale Jarrett//30. Kyle Petty//;]
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[SUPER=0107-31. Brendan Gaughan//32. Jeff Green//33. Jimmy Spencer//34. Ricky Craven//35. Ricky Rudd//;]
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[SUPER=0107-36. Kevin Lepage//37. P.J. Jones//38. Carl Long//39. Jeff Burton/Prov/40. Scott Riggs/Prov/;]
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[SUPER=0107-41. Morgan Shepherd/Prov/42. Kirk Shelmerdine/Prov/43. Geoffrey Bodine/Prov/;]
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[S-Blacksburg]


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The VHSL spring jubilee semfinals in boys and girls soccer, and softball as well as team tennis hit Radford University by storm today.
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In double A girls soccer, Hidden Valley and Broad Run are in a rain delay in their game. The score is 0-0.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Group AA Boys State Semi-Finals; :00]


In double A boys final four action, Shelley Blumnethal has his Blacksburg team ready to go against Charlottesville.

His team would fall behind 1-nothing at halftime and that deficit went to another goal in the second half when Charlottesville's Jake Van Yahras with the perfect cross to Nemanja Cecit who heads in. The Black Knights win 2-nothing and for the first time since 1997, Blacksburg is not in the state title game.
[SUPER=04-Group AA Boys State Semi-Finals;]


Charlottesville would meet the winner of the Handley and Jefferson Forest game. The Cavaliers get on the board first, 10 minutes in, Tyler Leveski finds the back of the net on the direct kick. 1-zip Forest and JF advances to the title game with the 2-1 double overtime victory.
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[S-Girls]


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On to Group A soccer in the girls division.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Group A Girls State Semi-Finals;]


In the girls single A final four, Glenvar met George Mason. The Patriots jumped out in front 3-nothing . Roxanne Sweeney with the nice ball for the goal.
Glenvar got on the board late. Holly Sackra scores here, but Glenvar falls 3-1.
[SUPER=04-Group A Girls State Semi-Finals;]


In other girls final four, Radford battled Clarke County. Leslie Hardesty Gave Clarke County the lead on this goal and the Eagles win 3-1
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[S-Softball]


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The Double A softball semifinals between Rustburg and Jefferson Forest is set for 7:30 tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Group A Softball Semi Finals; :00]


In single A softball, James River beat Gate City to reach the title game. Knights pitcher Angela Tincher brought her A game, striking out 11 of the first Blue Devil batters she faced.
[SUPER=34-James River/1/Gate City/0;]The game was scoreless through three and a half innings before the Knights got

on the board. Melissa Broughman with the base knock to center field to score Catherine Reynolds from third. 1-nothing and James River wins 1-nothing and will meet Page County for the title tomorrow at one.
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[S-Bobcats]


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Radford High School had three teams vying for state final berths today in the Spring Jubilee, including the boys tennis team.
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Bobcats Neal Manor and Griffith Hunter had the chance to suit up for two of those teams in a rare double dip. Travis Wells has more.
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