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Coming up on News 7-
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Opponents of a proposed methadone clinic in Roanoke say they'll fight 'til the end. Former President Clinton takes to the mic in Boston. While some local folks take to the skies in Roanoke. Plus, lions, tigers and bears -- Saddam Hussein's pets break free.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.

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As time runs out, opponents of a proposed methadone clinic plot their next move.
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[SOT 17:50:58]
[IN Q=We are not]

((JEFF ARTIS/SCLC: WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE EXPLOITED BY ANYONE ANYTIME JUST TO MAKE A BUCK.))
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[OUT Q=to make a buck]
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens. Jean is off tonight.

[Methadone]


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Many says it's a disaster waiting to happen.
We're talking about a methadone clinic that is scheduled to be open in Northwest Roanoke by September.
But opponents say not so fast. [***News 7 @11 in Monitor***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod attended a strategy meeting tonight. So Justin what's the plan?
Myranda, we heard several different approaches tonight.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


There are some who say they need to fight to the bitter end.
But at least one prominent opponent now says it's time to get real.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Della Millner/Nearby Resident; :09 (quick)]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/Southern Christian Leadership Conference; :25]
[SUPER=@ware; :53]
[SUPER=01-Joe Gaskins/Roanoke Police Chief; 1:18]
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[OUT Q=TAKE APPROPIATE ACTION]

((((NAT SOUND OF PREACHER YELLING))
They've been fired up for months but opponents of a proposed methadone clinic say they're just getting started.
[SOT 18:32:28]
[IN Q=We have had it]

((DELLA MILLNER/NEARBY RESIDENT: WE'VE HAVE HAD IT AND WE'RE TIRED OF IT AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=take it anymore]


She may have no choice.
CRC Health Corporation is still waiting for state approval but plans to open a methadone clinic on Hershberger Road within 90 days.
[SOT 17:51:10]
[IN Q=A number of people]

((JEFF ARTIS/SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: A NUMBER OF PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT WE DON'T HAVE THE MANPOWER TO SHUT THESE FOLKS DOWN BUT WE DO.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=but we do]


To do that, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference plans to hold non violent protests at the site.
The group will also boycott establishments that do business with the methadone clinic.
They may even go as far as put pictures of the clinic's clients on a website.
But one opponent says the community should consider a different approach.
[SOT 18:27:59]
[IN Q=If CRC is]

((DEL. ONZLEE WARE: IF CRC IS GOING TO COME AND WE HAVE TO HAVE AS A COMMUNITY SOME INPUT ON ITS OPERATIONS AND ITS POLICIES.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=and its policies]


Delegate Ware suggests providing that input by sitting down with the company.
The NAACP has another idea, and that is to find a more appropriate site for the clinic.
But most opponents agree the one on Hershberger Road will probably open and if that happens Roanoke's Police Chief says he'll be ready.
[SOT 18:34:46]
[IN Q=We have baseline]

((JOE GASKINS/ROANOKE'S POLICE CHIEF: WE HAVE BASELINE DATA ON CALLS FOR SERVICE ON A PARTICULAR AREA IF THERE'S AN INCREASE IN THOSE CALLS TO SERVICE WE WILL READILY KNOW AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION.)) [Runs9]
[OUT Q=take appropiate action]))
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[LIVE= Justin/FULL BAM]


Chief Gaskins goes on to say the department has researched how methadone clinics have affected other communities.

[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Justin /BAM;]


Myranda, he says it found it has created problems in some, and others it has not.

[Roanoke-Ax]


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An accident and fuel spill tied up traffic for hours on Orange Avenue in Roanoke tonight.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Police say a tractor trailer attempting a wide right-hand turn collided with a pick-up truck.
The collision tore the rig's fuel tank open.
Police shut down the East-bound lanes near Jersey Lilly's Restaurant for several hours as crews cleaned up the slippery spill.
No one was hurt in the accident and traffic is now back to normal.
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[Convention]


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Some heavy hitters opened up the Democratic National Convention tonight.
Former Presidents and former presidential candidates all put their support behind John Kerry and John Edwards.
Stacy Case has more from Boston.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton/(D) New York; ]
[SUPER=01-Al Gore/2000 Democratic Presidential Candidate]
[SUPER=01-Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall/Florida Delegate]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Candidate]
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[OUT Q=CBS NEWS BOSTON]

((NAT: applause
TRACK: TEAM CLINTON WRAPPED UP NIGHT ONE----

SUPER; HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON/NEW YORK SENATOR he showed democrats how to win again. and so will john kerry. please welcome the 42nd president of the us, bill clinton
TRACK: THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY'S CHARISMATIC CROWN JEWEL RALLIED DELEGATES.... HOPING TO ENERGIZE VOTERS WITHOUT UPSTAGING THE CANDIDATE KERRY.
SOT: no super/ Former President BILL CLINTON .

Tonight I speak as a citizen, eager to join you here in Boston as a foot soldier, in the fight for our future as we nominate a true New England patriot for President. NAT: music... delegates dancing in the aisles
TRACK: DEMOCRATS ARE DANCING TO THE TUNE OF A NEW LEADER---- UNIFIED IN THEIR SUPPORT OF JOHN KERRY AND JOHN EDWARDS--
- DETERMINED TO TAKE BACK THE WHITE HOUSE----

NAT: gore on stage.. applause
TRACK: ---- AND AVENGE THE 2000 ELECTION.

SUPER: AL GORE/2000 DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE I had hoped to be back here this week under different circumstances, running for reelection. TRACK: AL GORE'S FATE FOUR YEARS AGO EARNED HIM THE OPENING SLOT MONDAY NIGHT TO RALLY THE PARTY FAITHFUL. HE URGED DEMOCRATS TO USE THEIR FRUSTRATION TO TURN THINGS AROUND. SUPER: AL GORE/2000 DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE in our democracy, every vote has power and never forget that power is yours.
TRACK: AND ONCE AGAIN, THIS ELECTION APPEARS SUPER TIGHT. THROUGH FOUR NIGHTS OF POLITICAL SHOW AND TELL--- DEMOCRATS

MUST SWAY SWING VOTERS TO WIN IN NOVEMBER. SUPER: DOROTHY BENDROSS-MINDINGALL/FLORIDA DELEGATE
those who are not yet decided can understand and make a decision after hearing us tonight.
TRACK: IN A TIME OF WAR--- SPEAKERS, LIKE FORMER PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER,

PLAYED UP KERRY'S MILITARY SERVICE.
SOT; no super

I am proud to call Lt John Kerry my shipmate and I am ready to follow him to victory in November. STAND UP CLOSE: STACY CASE/REPORTING JOHN EDWARDS IS RESTING A RASPY VOICE AHEAD OF HIS SPEECH HERE WEDNESDAY. KERRY APPEARS THURSDAY. CONVENTION PLANNERS SAY THE WEEK WILL FOCUS MORE ON KERRY'S POSITIVES THAN ATTACKS ON PRESIDENT BUSH, AS DEMOCRATS TRY TO RESONATE WITH THOSE DISINTERESTED OR UNDECIDED. STACY CASE CBS NEWS BOSTON.))
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Governor Mark Warner will address the convention Thursday.
He'll speak just a few hours before John Kerry accepts the party's nomination.
Political analysts say it is an honor for Warner that will help cement his reputation as a rising southern governor.

Many believe his appearance at the convention could determine his political future.
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[SOT 16:26:00]
[IN Q=THAT POLITICAL FUTURE MIGHT WELL BE]

((ROBERT HOLSWORTH/POLITICAL ANALYST: THAT POLITICAL FUTURE MIGHT WELL BE IN THE U.S. SENATE ALTHOUGH HE'S MAKING SOME STATEMENTS TO COME BACK AND RUN FOR GOVERNOR IN 2009. MY SENSE IS THERE IS GOING TO BE A LOT OF PRESSURE ON HIM BY THE DEMOCRATS TO RUN FOR SENATE SOONER RATHER THAN LATER.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Holsworth/VCU Political Analyst]
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[OUT Q=TO RUN FOR SENATE SOONER RATHER THAN LATER.]
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Warner is prohibited by Virginia's constitution to succeed himself as governor.
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[TAKE 7TOO FS]
You can see the governor's speech and all of the Democratic and Republican party conventions on our digital channel 7-2. Cox Digital Cable subscribers can watch on channel 107.
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[Henry-Body]


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The final suspect in an attempted break-in that led to the shooting death of a North Carolina man, is now in custody.

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44-year old Timothy Willard Thornton has been charged with attempted breaking and entering. 43-year old Michael Robin Wilson was arrested on Thursday.
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Last Week]

Authorities say Thornton, Wilson and a third man, Jerry Wayne Weadon, tried to force their way into a Pittsylvania County home early Wednesday morning. Gammon exchanged fire with the suspects, apparently hitting Weadon in the back. His body was found in Henry County later that day. Thornton will remain in Eden, North Carolina until he waives extradition back to Virginia.
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Lynchburg police need your help solving a string of burglaries. Eight break-ins have been reported in the Campbell Avenue area during the past month. Targets have included businesses, churches and a school. Some of the items stolen were cash, computers, TVs, VCRs, and microwave ovens.
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[TAKE CRIMELINE FS] If you have any information regarding these cases you're asked to call the Central Virginia Crimestoppers at 1-888-798-5900.
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[Film-Theft]


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A young man working at a third-run theater in Buena Vista is charged with stealing "The Passion of the Christ."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista]

Twenty-two year old Dustin Benson allegedly took the film at the end of a week-long run at the Valley Cinemas in May.

He listed the movie for sale on e-bay, according to evidence presented in court today. The owners of the theater didn't notice it was missing, because the picture was supposed to be picked up for its next engagement. Though theater owner Kay Smith was not hurt financially, she's still hurt.
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[SOT 12:03:42]
[IN Q=I thought we]

((KAY SMITH/THEATER OWNER; I THOUGHT WE HAD A RELATIONSHIP THAT I DIDN'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING LIKE THAT FROM ANY OF MY EMPLOYEES. I'VE DONE A LOT FOR BENSON. HE DONE A LOT FOR ME.))
[SUPER=01-Kay Smith/Theater Owner]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=a lot for me.]
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[VO-NAT]

A Grand Jury will consider larceny and breaking and entering charges against Benson Wednesday.
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Is one area town getting too big for its britches?
Hear what opponents are saying about an expansion of Fincastle when News 7 returns.
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Plus why this 14 year old boy wants a divorce... from his father.
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[OUT Q=THE BIG 7."]

(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office as the Seminoles are picked to win the ACC for the 13th straight season. The Hokies don't get a lot of respect in the poll, but Beamer already has a postseason honor. The Avs come home to on a wet night. And the Martinsville Speedway ensures its future tonight on the Big 7.))
[Father-Divorce]

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An unusual case involving a Massachusetts man and his son proves you don't have to be married to get a divorce.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Canton, MA;]

Daniel Holland was convicted of murdering his wife -- but was still trying to intervene in her estate, and hold on to his parental rights. But, today, he had a change of heart, and agreed to sever all ties with his 14-year-old son, Patrick, who is now living with his legal guardians in New Hampshire. The boy says he now feels like a big weight has been lifted off his shoulder.
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[SOT in @ 1:24]
[IN Q=she was]

((PATRICK HOLLAND; SHE WAS HER OWN PERSON, THERE WAS NO ONE ELSE LIKE HERE. SHE WAS JUST A REALLY GREAT LADY.))
[SUPER=01-Patrick Holland]
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[OUT Q=great lady]
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[VO-NAT]

Patrick says he's now focused on finishing a memorial garden for his mother outside their church. It will be completed this Spring with benches, flowers and a plaque.
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[Fincastle-Boundaries]


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A group of concerned citizens is coming out against a proposed expansion plan in Fincastle.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

Linnie and Helen Gregory are just two of about 30-Botetourt County residents who are against a plan that would change the town from about 91-acres to nearly 22-hundred acres. The Gregorys and other members worry how the town's rules and regulations would affect their RURAL way of life.
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[SOT@2:18:28.11]
[IN Q=We're afraid restrictions...]

((LINNIE GREGORY, CONCERNED CITIZEN: WE'RE AFRAID RESTRICTIONS THE TOWN MAY HAVE WILL IMPOSE ON US THE NECESSITY OF GETTING RID OF OUR COWS, NOT BEING ABLE TO HAVE THIS LAND FOR USE OF HAY, CATTLE AND SO FORTH. WE'D PROBABLY BE FORCED TO SELL OFF JUST TO PAY THE TAX BILLS.)) ((ROB HAGAN, FINCASTLE PLANNING COMMISSION: THAT'S OUR REAL FOCUS- IS HOW BEST TO PRESERVE OUR GREEN SPACE AND VIEW SHEDS AND HOW TO MOLD THESE NEW COMMUNITIES INTO A COHESIVE TOWN, WHICH IS A WIN-WIN FOR EVERYONE...))
[SUPER=01-Linnie Gregory/Concerned Citizen; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rob Hagan/Fincastle Planning Commission; :15]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUTQ=... win-win for everyone.]
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[VO-NAT]

County and town officials are scheduled to meet in August to determine public hearing dates. It's during those hearings the community can voice their concerns and try to put a stop to the plan.
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Will the gloomy weather stick around?
Robin has the forecast when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus these kings of the animal world are getting used to life without the dictator of Iraq.
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[Iraq-Lions]


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HE may be behind bars, but now some of Saddam Hussein's pets are enjoying THEIR freedom.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]

Several animals, including six lion cubs, were transported to their new home today -- the Baghdad zoo. The animals used to belong to Saddam's son, Uday -- but has been a part of the military family for the past few months.
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[SOT in @:28]
[IN Q=everybody's been]

((CAPT. DAVID HASTINGS/U. S. ARMY; EVERYBODY'S BEEN DOWN TAKIN' PICTURES AND COMING DOWN TO SEE 'EM AND WE'VE REALLY BEEN TRYING TO GET ALL OF 'EM WE CAN ...OH YEAH. DEFINITELY.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. David Hastings/U. S. Army;]
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[OUT Q=oh yeah, definitely]
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[VO-NAT]

Overseeing the move was a South African zoologist, who came to Baghdad just to help out after Saddam's fall, but has been working to make improvements to the zoo ever since. He says he's happy to see the animals in better areas -- giving them open space which they've never had before.
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[Church-Balloon]


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Some Roanoke Valley kids were flying high tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


About a hundred children and adult volunteers took to the sky tonight.
The hot air balloon rides were part of the Unity Church of the Roanoke Valley's Vacation Bible School.
The kids went up about 25 feet on the tethered balloon.
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(TOSS: And Robin they were supposed to get the rides tomorrow night, but because of the expected wet weather, they were

moved up.)

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The preseason ACC football poll is out - we'll check on the gathering of coaches and players in Greensboro today. Plus, the Avs are showered with showers and not applause on their return home. And the Martinsville Speedway is getting more than a face lift this summer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]

Pittsburgh's Bill Cowher was given a two-year contract extension today that runs through the 2007 season. This despite the fact that the Steelers have missed the playoffs four of the past six seasons. In 12 seasons with the Steelers, the 47-year-old Cowher has a 115 wins and nine winning seasons. The new contract is projected to be worth more than $3 million a season.
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[S-ACC]


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The ACC Football Media Kickoff took over the Grandover Resort in Greensboro the past two days. Steve Mason and Travis Wells check in now with more on the preseason festivities.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Travis Wells Steve Mason; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :39]
[SUPER=01-Larry Coker/Miami Head Coach; :52 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Brian Morrison/ACC Media Relations; :58]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Tommy Bowden/Clemson Head Coach; 1:24]
[RUNS=2:07]
[OUT Q=News 7 Sports."]
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[S-Poll]


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[VO-NAT]

That makes 13 straight seasons that FSU has been picked to win it all in the league. Safe to say that one year ago today - not a single Tech fan expected the Hokies to be picked so low in the preseason.

State, Ga. Tech, Wake, Carolina and Duke round out the preseason poll. Remember - the Hokies ACC opener against Duke on September 18th will be televised right here on WDBJ-7.
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[S-Beamer]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Without having coached a game this season Frank Beamer has been tabbed for a postseason honor. Beamer will join Ohio State's Jim Tressel as head coaches for the Villages Gridiron Classic College All-Star Game on January 15th in Florida. In six year's of its existence - the all-star game has seen 130 of its participants get drafted and another 275 sign NFL free agent deals.
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[S-Avs]


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The Salem Avalanche was back home tonight after a seven game road trip. Tonight's game was the first of a three game series with the Wilmington Blue Rocks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]

It was a little rainy over in Salem, but the game finally got started after a short delay, opening to not much of a crowd. The Avs and the Blue Rocks would keep it scoreless in the first four innings. Pitcher Jamie Merchant shags the shot back to the box and catches Darren Fenster in a pickle between second and third they would eventually run him into the out. They were all lucky because they were able to keep their footing. Something that was not a given in the outfield.
[super=37-Wilmington/3/Salem/4/Final In 12;]

The conditions were so good that they went to extra innings with Salem winning it 4 to 3 in 12.
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[S-Better]


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If you were one of the many racing fans who thought for sure that the Martinsville Speedway was history when it was sold to ISC back in May - think again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]

While Clay Campbell always used the time in between races to improve the track in the past - since the sale - the work done has been beyond belief. And the fact that the railroad tracks are now moving - is the best sign fans could have - that one of Martinsville's race dates will NOT be moving.
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[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Clay Campbell/Martinsville Speedway President; :04]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=...PRIOR TO THE PURCHASE."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

In fact, since the purchase the track is also in better shape physically. All of the improvements to the racing surface will likely make the competition this fall unbelievable.
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[IN Q=WELL, IT'S GONNA...]
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[OUT Q=...WHAT THEY DO."]
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[vo nat con't] All of this work will be completed by the Bailey's 300 Late Model race which takes place at the track on October 10th.

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[Gray]


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Hollins University is getting acquainted with its President-Elect.
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[VO-NAT :16]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Nancy Oliver Gray today visited the Roanoke County institution for the first time after being named it's next leader.

For the past five years she's been president of Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She says she's passionate about women's education.
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[SOT 20:44:23 - 20:44:40]
[IN Q=I saw a student coming and growing...]

((NANCY OLIVER GRAY/HOLLINS PRESIDENT-ELECT: I SAW A STUDENT COMING IN AND GROWING CONFIDENCE OR A WOMAN WHO CAME IN WITH CONFIDENCE PUSHING BEYOND HER COMFORT ZONE TAKING RISKS SHE MIGHT NOT HAVE ORDINARILY TAKEN.))
[SUPER=01-Nancy Oliver Gray/Hollins President-elect;]
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[OUT Q=not have ordinarily taken.]
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Gray was recently hired to take the reins after the death of Nora Kizer Bell in January. She will be the school's eleventh president. She is married with three grown children and four stepchildren. Nancy Gray will officially take office in January of next year.
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Meanwhile, It's the last week of orientation for the newest batch of Virginia Tech students, so expect some crowds in Blacksburg over the next few days. The school is trying to get the new students ready for classes and show them around town. There will be more than seven thousand new faces in Blacksburg next month. Classes starts August 23rd.
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