[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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New video of the 9-11 hijackers being stopped at airport security is released.
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[VO-NAT]


Officials now know who the man was found murdered on the side of a road.
When this woman fired up the grill.. it exploded. We'll find out what happened.
And a child left in a hot car dies.... His father is charged.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[ENG#=2]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities identify the man found murdered alongside a Henry County road.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
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[Henry-Body]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=04-23 TC45:02]
[GRAPHIC=Body Found]
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Earlier today, Henry County authorities asked local media outlets to show a picture of the man's body, hoping someone would recognize him.
Someone apparently did.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Deputies now say the man found shot in the back along Route 622 in Sandy Level is 42 year old Jerry Wayne Weadon- He was from Eden North Carolina.
Officers say his wife last saw him at their home early this morning- at about 12:30 am.
Authorities are now asking anyone who may have seen him between 12:30 and 5:30 this morning to call them.
A burned out car was also found about three miles away on the same road. No word yet if that's related to the case.
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[Drug-Bust]


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[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
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Law enforcement officers descended on a Bedford County mobile home park tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Local and federal agents raided a home in the Hardy Road Trailer Park.
Officers say they were looking for drugs and guns.
At least two people were taken into custody, though there's no information on the exact charges yet.
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[Gas-Grills]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-27 TC34:53]
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Steaks, hamburgers, and hotdogs.
They are all things we like to barbecue but sometimes it's more than the food that ends up getting cooked. [***GRILL GRAPHIC IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now with one local woman's frightening experience. Justin, what happened?
Jean, her gas grill exploded causing her hair to catch on fire.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


She made a mistake that is quite common.
Tonight, she tells us her story in hopes it will prevent you from getting burnt.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF GRILLING]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Susie Freeman/Botetourt Co. Resident; :23]
[SUPER=01-Gary Huffman/Roanoke Co. Fire Inspector; 1:15]
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[OUT Q=I WILL USE THE GRILL AGAIN]

((((NAT SOUND OF GRILLING ON TAPE 1 AT 14:05:27))
There's nothing like firing up the grill and cooking outside.
Most of the time everything goes just fine, but sometimes problems can happen just ask Susie Freeman.
[SOT 22:26:11]
[IN Q=I never assumed]

((SUSIE FREEMAN/BOTETOURT COUNTY RESIDENT: I NEVER ASSUMED IT WOULD HAPPEN.)) [Runs02]
[OUT Q=it would happen]


It did happen last week at her Botetourt County home.
The problem began when she tried to light the grill but the ignitor failed to work.
[SOT 22:24:13]
[IN Q=My son came up]

((SUSIE FREEMAN: MY SON CAME UP AND HE SAID MOM I THINK YOU NEED TO WAIT FIVE MINUTES BEFORE YOU TRY THAT AGAIN AND I SAID OK.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=AND I SAID OK]


So she waited but apparently not long enough.
She also made the mistake of covering the grill with foil, trapping the gas, so when the grill finally ignited, it caused an explosion.
[SOT 22:24:39]
[IN Q=It just came up]

((SUSIE FREEMAN: IT JUST CAME UP SO QUICKLY I DIDN'T REALIZE WHAT HAD HAPPENED. ALL I SAW WAS A RED BALL OF FIRE AT MY FACE.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=at my face]


Susie thought she was ok but her daughter who was watering the plants nearby knew differently.
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[IN Q=I didn't realize]

((SUSIE FREEMAN: I DIDN'T REALIZE ANYTHING WAS ON FIRE UNTIL MY DAUGHTER SAID YOUR HAIR IS ON FIRE AND I SAID PLEASE SPRAY ME.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=PLEASE SPRAY ME]


Luckily, she escaped with just minor injuries.
Not everyone is so fortunate. It is estimated barbecue grills of all kinds are involved in more 6-thousand fires and explosions in an average year.
[SOT 10:03:43]
[IN Q=What most people]

((GARY HUFFMAN/ROANOKE CO. FIRE INSPECTOR: WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE IS THAT THE GAS IS HEAVIER THAN AIR AND YOU SHOULD LIGHT IT FROM THE BOTTOM AND NOT IN THE TOP SO A LOT OF GAS WILL PULL UP BEFORE YOU ACTUALLY LIT AND YOU'LL THAT FLASH THAT WOOF TYPE OF SOUND.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=woof type of sound]


Firefighters suggest you also maintain your grill by checking the hose and fittings.
The best advice though is to use common sense something Susie Freeman now realizes is a must.
[SOT 22:27:48]
[IN Q=Just be careful]

((SUSIE FREEMAN: JUST BE CAREFUL AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS AND IT IS SAFE. I WILL USE THE GRILL AGAIN.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=i will use the grill again]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


Another thing you can do is to use soapy water on the hose. If there's a leak, the gas will form bubbles.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Jean, we should also point out it is ok to use foil on the grill, but you must first light the grill.

[9-11-Report]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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Video is released showing the hijackers on 9-11 setting off metal detectors at airport security and then eventually being allowed through.
It comes on the eve of the 9-11 commission report findings.
Susan Roberts reports.
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[SUPER=01-Sen. Bill Frist/(R) Majority Leader; 1:09]
[SUPER=01-Susan Roberts/CBS News; 1:17]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]

((The NEVER BEFORE SEEN video shows one of the missed opportunities to stop the 9-11 hijackers. A grainy surveillance tape from Dulles Airport in Washington taken on the morning of September 11th. You can see several of the hijackers searched with hand wands after they set off metal detectors. But after a second screening, they're allowed to pass. Another hijacker, has his carry on baggage checked...but is also cleared to board. The tapes were made public by a law firm representing some survivors families who are suing the airlines and security industry over their actions on 9-11. The new video comes one day before President Bush is set to receive his official copy of the final report. The document will be rolled out at bookstores and on the internet within minutes of its official release. It will recommend a National Intelligence Director be named to the cabinet over the FBI, CIA and other agencies - a suggestion the White House has heard before and failed to act on - as well as replace the Terrorist Threat Integration Center it created with a more powerful National Counterterrorism Center. Senate leaders got an early preview Wednesday afternoon. Bill Frist, Senate Majority Leader:
"It's not a political issue. The commission is non-partisan. It is bi-partisan. It came out with unanimity and that's the way it's going to be received." SUSAN ROBERTS/REPORTING: Commissioners say they will lobby Congress to adopt the report's findings. But any real action will probably only come after the November election. Susan Roberts CBS News Washington.))

[Bush-911]


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[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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One day ahead of the 9-11 report, President Bush says he would've done anything he could if he knew terrorists were going to attack our country.
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[SOT]

((I TOLD COMMISSIONERS RIGHT HERE IN THE OVAL OFFICE THAT HAD WE HAD ANY INKLING WHATSOEVER THAT TERRORISTS WERE ABOUT TO ATTACK OUR COUNTRY, WE WOULD HAVE MOVED HEAVEN AND EARTH TO PROTECT AMERICA. AND I'M CONFIDENT PRESIDENT CLINTON WOULD HAVE DONE THE SAME THING. ANY PRESIDENT WOULD.))
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[OUT Q=any president would.]
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[Talent=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


President Bush says he believes the report will be useful for the country- and he looks forward to hearing what the commission has to say.

[Stu-Israel]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-32 TC13:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]

Many people recognize him as the man behind Roanoke's Festival in the Park.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

But, at the end of the month, Event Zone executive director Stu Israel will resign. During his three-year tenure, Israel helped produce several events, including the Charlie Daniels Band concert, which attracted 30-thousand people. Israel says he's ready for a change though. He's working to to start up his own event promotion company, Sky's the Limit.
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[SOT 1141]
[IN Q=i've been contacted]

((STU ISRAEL/EVENT ZONE/EVENT ZONE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; I'VE BEEN CONTACTED OVER THE YEARS, WHO NEED MY HELP, BUT JUST COULDN'T DO B/C IT WAS A CONFLICT OF INTEREST.I THINK THERE'S FERTILE GROUND OUT THERE FOR THIS BUSINESS.))
[SUPER=01-Stu Israel/Event Zone Executive Director;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=for this business]
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[VO-NAT]

Israel has been working in the non-profit industry for 17-years. He previously served as Executive Director at TRUST and also worked for Virginia Amateur Sports and Good Samaritan Hospice.
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[Clay-Aiken]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-24 TC50:16]
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[ENG#=1]


He may have only been a runner-up on American Idol...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


but Clay Aiken was number one in the hearts of thousands of fans tonight.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT MUSIC]

((NAT MUSIC))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=NAT MUSIC]
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[VO-NAT]


Aiken performed tonight for more than three thousand fans at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]
[ENG#=V10]


More kidnappings in Iraq.
Who are militants now targetting when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus has hockey priced itself out of Roanoke?
We'll hear from a former G-M of the Express.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[Iraq]

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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Iraqi militants have taken six more foreign contractors hostage-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Al-Arabiya TV;]


All work for a Kuwaiti company. Three are Indian, two are Kenyan and one is an Egyptian.
The captors say unless their countries and the company get out of Iraq- the hostages will die.
None of the countries has troops in Iraq.
[Super=03-Washington, DC;]


Meanwhile, the brother of an American beheaded in Iraq spent 24 hours outside the Saudi Embassy in Washington. He says he wants some answers.
That after the Saudis say they found the head of Paul Johnson during a raid yesterday.
Wayne Johnson says he wants his brothers remains found and brought back home.
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[Jets-Collide]


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Two navy fighter jets have collided in Northeastern Oregon- killing both pilots.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near Arlington, OR]


The F-18 warplanes crashed into each other over the Columbia River near Arlington- that's about 120 miles east of Portland.
Authorities say a third crew member survived the crash and was taken to the hospital.
One witness says he saw two parachutes- one landed in the water.


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[Child-Car]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=bda]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

A Florida dentist who allegedly forgot his three-year-old son in a hot car is being allowed out of jail on a 50-thousand dollar bond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-West Palm Beach, FL;]

Dennis Sierra surrendered last night on a charge of aggravated manslaughter of a child. His son Andres died last Thursday. The temperature outside was 92 degrees. Police don't know how hot is was inside the SUV, which had its windows rolled up and Andres still in his car seat.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]

A lawyer says Dennis Sierra will be free to work but can not have unsupervised contact with juveniles.

[React-Express]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
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The owners of the Roanoke Express say they're refunding season ticket sales. Fans can expect to get their money back in a few weeks.
But what fans may be wondering is why did this all happen?
Richard Lesko looks into that.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Pierre Paiement/Former Express General Manager; :17 ]
[SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/Former Roanoke City Councilwoman; :47]
[SUPER=@richard2; 1:03]
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[OUT Q=Richard Lesko, News 7, Roanoke]

(( Eventually the money just didn't add up. Amid rising costs and declining attendance, the E-C-H-L crosschecked Roanoke out of hockey. But a former Express executive says the growth of the league priced itself out of markets like Roanoke.
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[SOT - 11:34]
[IN Q=When we bought the team...]

((WHEN WE BOUGHT THE TEAM IN 1993, THE OPERATING BUDGET WAS LESS THAN 1MILLION DOLLARS. WHEN I SOLD THE TEAM IN 1997, IT WAS EXCEEDING A MILLION AND A HALF.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=a million and a half.]

Now budgets run to nearly 2-million a year, and Paiement says Roanoke can only support a team that spends half of that. At whatever cost, some fans believe Roanoke has too much of a hockey history for it to go away. Fans like long-time season ticket-holder and former City Councilwoman Linda Wyatt.
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[SOT - 2:53]
[IN Q=If you go to hockey games...]

((LINDA WYATT/FORMER ROANOKE CITY COUNCILWOMAN; IF YOU GO TO HOCKEY GAMES, YOU WILL FIND PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN LOYAL FANS FOR 20 YEARS. IT'S THERE. IT'S ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT GETS IN YOUR BLOOD.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=gets in your blood.]

So what are the chances of bringing the United Hockey League or the Southern Professional League to town? Paiement says his group got off to a late start in founding the Express in '93 and fans were rocking the Roundhouse just a few months later.
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[SOT - 16:01]
[IN Q=We]

((WE STARTED WORKING ON IT IN EARLY JUNE. NOBODY THOUGHT THAT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO START A SEASON IN OCTOBER, BUT WE DID IT. SO IT'S STILL POSSIBLE. )) [RUNS11] [OUT Qso it's still possible.] Possible, but difficult. If hockey is to be played in Roanoke this fall, a new group of owners would need an agreement with a league almost immediately. Richard Lesko, News 7, Roanoke.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


Later in sports, Steve Mason will talk to the president of the United Hockey League about the possibility of the league coming to town.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]
[ENG#=V10]


Leo says some thunderstorms are in the forecast.
Details when NEws 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And the shelves are now bare at one area grocery store... and they'll stay that way.
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[Commercial]

[Winn-Dixie]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-17 TC1:22:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

After 20-years of serving folks in Botetourt County, Winn Dixie is no more. As of 11 o'clock tonight- the store shut its doors for the final time.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Troutville]

The company announced in April it was closing 156-stores, including those in Virginia. Prices were slashed to get rid of merchandise and crews started moving machines and displays. Customers say they feel they're losing more than a grocery store.
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[SOT@3:56.04]
[IN Q=These are people...]

((KIM FOUTZ, WINN DIXIE CUSTOMER: THESE ARE PEOPLE WE'VE BEEN AROUND FOR YEARS, YOU GET TO KNOW THEM THEIR FAMILIES, YOU GET TO HEAR ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT STORIES, AND YOU'LL MISS ALL OF THEM BECAUSE YOU WON'T GET TO SEE THEM REGULARLY ANYMORE.))
[SUPER=01-Kim Foutz/Winn Dixie Customer]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=...them regularly anymore.]
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[VO-NAT]

The manager says a number of the 43-employees have taken jobs with other stores or have accepted other positions within the company outside the state. The remaining Virginia Winn Dixies are set to close between now and April of next year.
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[S-Extra]


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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=extra]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=V10]

Another hockey league will visit Roanoke with hopes of planting a pro team here, details in a few, Lynchburg Hillcats highlights and a look at the next stop on their Nextel circuit in New Hampshire,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-L'alpe D'huez, France/OLN; :00]

but first our extra point. Lance Armstrong won the critical time trial in the Alps of the Tour De France today. Armstrong finished the nine-point-six-mile climb in 39 minutes and 41 seconds. He was the only rider under 40 minutes. He was 61 seconds faster than second-place Jan Ullrich - his longtime rival in the Tour. Armstrong now leads by three minutes and 48 seconds.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=stev]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-173 58:42]
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[ENG#=1]


With around 60 days until most pro hockey teams training camps, it appears there will be no hockey at the Roanoke Civic Center this season. Fans are trying to get over the shock of the end of the Express but some answers did come today when minority owner and team general manager Chris Pollock did a phone interview with News 7 sports. Words from Pollock and new interested from two other hockey leagues in the Star City makes up the new ice notes tonight.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :58]
[SUPER=01-Mina Boyd/Civic Center Facilities Director; 1:54]
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[OUT Q=.....they way that they operate"]
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((Chris Pollock was key in raising Express attendance 14 percent over the course of this season, and while he dreamed of a Roanoke Civic Center filled with five thousand fans, the reality was that nearly half that were coming through the turnstile each hockey night. ((:))
Pollock indicated that roughly 200 fans had purchased season tickets for the 2004 season and that they will be re-inbursed. ((:))
Roanoke Civic center facilities director Mina Boyd has been on the phone since Tuesday night, exploring other hockey leagues that might want to come to Roanoke for the 2005-2006 season. The United Hockey League has teams in Michigan, New York, Connecticut, and Missouri to name a few. The UHL also has the Riverdogs in Richmond. They drew on average just under 36 hundred fans this past season and put 10 thousand fans in the Richmond Coliseum twice. president Richard Brosal and Boyd talked this week by phone and want to have exhibition games with UHL teams this season at the Roanoke Civic Center. )) ((:)) ((:))
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[ANCHOR=steve]
[graphic=UHL]


Now UHL president Richard Brosal told me that he will be in Roanoke the second week of August to meet with Boyd about the exhibition games at the Roanoke Civic Center and to talk about possibly bringing a new UHL franchise to Roanoke in 2005.
[GRAPHIC=ECHL]


ECHL commisioner Bryan Mckenna said by phone this evening that the ECHL would like to have a team in Roanoke but that another strong ownership group would have to come forward.

[S-Hillcats]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-181 27:48]
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[ENG#=2]


The Lynchburg Hillcats would try and end a three game losing streak and try to turn around a tough stretch in which they are 5 and 16 over the last 21 games.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Warthogs vs. Hillcats; :00]


Tonight marked game three of this four game series with Winston-Salem Warthogs.
We pick it up in the second inning, the Warthogs Josh Fields leads off the inning with a homer to left center and that makes the count 1-zip Winston Salem.
[SUPER=37-Winston-Salem/11/Lynchburg/4;]Still in the second, Pedro Lopez hits a blooper to right scoring Gustavo Mol

ina and the Warthogs were out in front 3-nothing.
Then, Tom Brice hits a hard shot that goes all the way to the wall in right and two runs come on down, 5-nothing Warthogs and they win 11-4.
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[S-Club]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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On to the majors, the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds hit the diamond this afternoon at Wrigley Field.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/MLB-ESPN; :00]

The Reds had their way with the Cubs for most of the day as the league's hottest hitter Willy Mo Pena ripped his 14th homer out of the yard to deep center field. Shortly after that blast the rains came, and after a 54 minute
[SUPER=35-Cincinnati/4/Chicago/5;]

rain delay Sammy Sosa hit one of his own and Chicago holds on for the 5-4 win.
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[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=sp-170 1:39:27]
[GRAPHIC=Nextel Cup]
[ENG#=4]

The Nextel Cup series is back on track this weekend as drivers head to New Hampshire where Jimmie Johnson and Ricky Craven are always dangerous.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'M VERY...]
[SUPER=01-Jimmie Johnson/Two Straight Wins at New Hampshire; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ricky Craven/Tide Chevy Driver; :19]
[RUNS=:55]
[OUT Q=....WHYI ENJOY IT."]
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[Fiddlefest-Radio]


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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-31 TC08:12]
[GRAPHIC=Fiddlefest]
[ENG#=1]


Roanoke's Fiddlefest celebrates the region's musical heritage. Tomorrow, the role of radio will be in the spotlight as the festival gets under way at Hollins Univeristy.
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[VO-NAT]


From 1924, when WDBJ went on the air, until the early 50s, live performances were a staple on the Roanoke airwaves.
And many of the best in bluegrass and early country music came through the local studios.
The list included Don Reno and Red Smiley, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, Mac Wiseman and many others.
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[SOT 57:20]
[IN Q=And the funny thing is]

((CURTIS DOWNEY/FORMER WDBJ PRODUCER DIRECTOR; AND THE FUNNY THING IS NONE OF THE BANDS GOT PAID ANYTHING. THEY JUST DID THE SHOWS FOR THE RIGHT TO PROMOTE THEIR SHOW DATES.))
[SUPER=01-Curtis Downey/Former WDBJ Producer Director;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=the right to promote their show dates.]
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[VO-NAT]


Tomorrow afternoon, longtime WDBJ employee Curtis Downey will lead a roundtable discussion on early country radio, and the television shows that followed.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=Fiddlefest]


Fiddlefest will continue through Saturday night on the Hollins campus, with a full schedule of concerts workshops, and competition.