[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

When your memoray fades how can you tell whether it's just forgetfulness or something serious?
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

As three lost hikers curled up on a rock for a night in the woods, rescue workers continued to search. We'll talk to the rescuers and the hikers.
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[Sports-Head]


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


In sports, the Redskins 18 million dollar top draft pick is injured on the first day of practice, the Tech women's basketball team is preparing for a trip down under
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[VO-NAT]


and the city of Radford and the high school are set to honor legendary coach Norm Lineburg.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


July 28th turns out to be a bonus day as the weather is sunny and comfortable. Stand by for changes by tomorrow afternoon.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[SOT:2:57:17:00 ]
[IN Q=We got a]

((WHITENEY LANTER: WE GOT A LITTLE SCARED THERE FOR A WHILE. ESPECIALLY WHEN THE CELL PHONE DIED. CAUSE IT WAS JUST LIKE. AH.. WE'RE STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF NO WHERE.))
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[OUT Q=no where.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A happy ending tonight for three young hikers.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

They're safe and in good health after spending a LONG night in the woods.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Montgomery-Search]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-18 TC1:47:31]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The hikers got lost yesterday evening near the Bottom Creek Gorge Nature Conservatory in Montgomery County.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-shot]

Rescuers spent the whole night looking for them.
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[TAKE HIKER MAP] They were finally found around noon in the Elliston section of the County... just off of Alleghany Springs Road.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel /Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa was there, when they first emerged from the woods.
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Keith/Shannon, The three young hikers spent the whole night, lost in the woods. Though it was scary at times, they say their just thankful so many came to look for them.
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[IN Q=The newly]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;:00]
[SUPER=01-Whitney Lanter/Lost Hiker;:09]
[SUPER=01-Stacey Sain/Lost Hiker;:15]
[SUPER=01-Adam Lanter/Lost Hiker;41]
[SUPER=01-Rob Speiden/Rescuer;:59]
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[OUT Q=Not for a while.]

((The newly found hikers sported three huge grins as they finally "escaped" Montgomery County's woods. All three were over joyed

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[SOT: 2:57:29:00 ]
[IN Q=It's awesome]

((WHITNEY LANTER: IT'S AWESOME, IT'S A BIG RELIEF. YEAH , WE'RE STARVING... :35)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=we're starving.]


and a little embarrassed.

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[SOT:2:57:42:00 ]
[IN Q=I'm starving]

((STACEY SAIN: I'M STARVING AND READY TO TAKE A SHOWER. :45 AND YOU'RE PARENTS ARE GOING TO KILL YOU? PROBABLY .)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=probably,]


This whole adventure started out as a typical summer hike for these Roanoke County natives. They were walking along the Nature Conservatory when they... lost their way.

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[SOT:2:55:13:00 ]
[IN Q=We decided]

((STACEY SAIN:WE DECIDED TO GO HIKING. NEXT THING WE KNOW WE SEE A BEAUTIFUL WATERFALL WE GO DONE. AND WE CAN'T GET BACK UP. AND DECIDE TO GO DOWN THE RIVER OR CREEK AND IT GOT TOO DARK OUTSIDE SO WE STOPPED AND SLEPT ON A ROCK.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=on a rock.]



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[SOT: 2:56:03:00 ]
[IN Q=We built this]

((ADAM LANTER: SO WE BUILT THIS LITTLE CAMP FIRE AND SET UP ON A ROCK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CREEK THERE. IT WAS TOO TREACHEROUS FOR US TO COME DOWN.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=to come down.]


Their cell phone and flashlight now dead.... the three just tried to sleep. Meanwhile rescuers from Floyd and Montgomery Counties and even Franklin county were mounting a search.

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[SOT: 2:59:48:00 ]
[IN Q=There's an overlook]

((ROB SPEIDEN: THERE'S AN OVERLOOK AND A TRAIL SYSTEM FROM UP ABOVE. AND THEN WHEN THEY DROP INTO THERE WE STARTED FOLLOWING THE TRAILS THEY LEFT BEHIND. THERE TRACKS.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=there tracks.]


Those tracks lead right to the hikers... Finally ending the long adventure nearly 24 hours after it began.

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[SOT: 2:57:49:00 ]
[IN Q=No more]

((STACEY SAIN: NO MORE TRIPS IN THE WOODS RIGHT? NO NONE AT ALL. NOT FOR A WHILE.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=for a while.]))
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

The hikers took a picture with their rescuers when they finally got out of the woods. Keith and Shannon, to give you some idea of how remote this area is...
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel /Microwave;]

Our vehicle couldn't even make it down the dirt road, some teens from North Carolina had to give us a ride in their truck.. just so we could get to the scene.

[Auto-Villa]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-23 TC50:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

A used car dealer in Danville faces fines for odometer tampering and fraud.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]

The state Motor Vehicle Board has outlined sanctions against Auto Villa over the Honda Civic that Rob and Katrice Stewart bought in 1999. The Board is relying on a federal jury verdict that the dealer altered the odometer, intending to defraud the Stewarts. A hearing officer recommends Auto Villa be fined 650 dollars for actual fraud in the Stewart case, plus another 650 dollars for deceptive conduct.
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[Franklin-Teachers]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-22 TC1:14:54]
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[ENG#=3]


Some Franklin County school teachers aren't too happy over their recent raise -- and school officials say neither are they.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

With an additional TWO million dollars in state funding, school board officials THOUGHT they would be able to give ALL of their teachers a raise of at least three-percent. But, when the county reduced the school funding by a million dollars, officials say they were forced to make some changes -- changes that left more than 200-teachers who've been in the school system the LONGEST with only a one-percent raise.
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[IN Q=we're certainly]

((LEE CHEATAM/FRANKLIN CO. SCHOOLS DIR. OF FINANCE; WE'RE CERTAINLY UPSET ABOUT IT TOO AND NOT PLEASED WITH IT, THE SITUATION, THAT WE WERE DICTATED FUNDING-WISE. 00 CERTAINLY WE ASKED THAT THIS BE THE INCREASE FROM ONE TO THREE PERCENT BUT WE WERE NOT SUCCESSFUL GETTING THAT ADD'TL FUNDING.))
[SUPER=01-Lee Cheatam/Franklin Co. Schools Dir. of Finance;]
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[OUT Q=getting that additional funding.]
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[VO-NAT]

Raises for the remaining 400-plus teachers range from FOUR to 14-percent. Officials say they value ALL of their teachers, and plan to work harder to improve the salary scale next year.
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[Botetourt-Sewage]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-21 TC53:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]

It's not something many people think about... But it was a high priority yesterday when Botetourt County approved an agreement with Fincastle to replace its sewage treatment facility. Susan Bahorich has the story.
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[IN Q=This sign is...]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Burgess/Botetourt Co. Administrator; :23]
[SUPER=01-Carl Hylton/Waste Water Operator; :53]
[SUPER=@SUSAN2; 1:05]
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[OUT Q=SB, NEWS7, BOTETOURT COUNTY.]

((This sign is just one of many indicators -that shows just how old the Fincastle Sewage Treatment Facility is..
[NATS@2:56:17.18] ((IT'S ANTIQUE.. hahaha... IT'S ANTIQUE)) [RUNS:04]
The lagoon has been the staple of Fincastle's waste treatment for nearly 30-years. But after years of waiting- a new system is scheduled to be up and running next August.

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[INQ=Right besides where...]

((JERRY BURGESS, BOTETOURT CO. ADMINISTRATOR: RIGHT BESIDES WHERE THAT IS WILL BE A SMALL BUILDING THAT WILL DO EVERYTHING THE LAGOON IS DOING RIGHT NOW, PLUS TREAT ANOTHER 55-THOUSAND GALLONS A DAY ON TOP OF IT.)) [RUNS:18]
[OUTQ=... on top of it.]


Currently the old system handles about 50-thousand gallons of waste a day. That's about 90-percent of capacity, and with a new public safety building coming onboard, plus continued growth in Fincastle - a new system will help meet standards set by the Department of Environmental Quality.

[SOT@2:59:20.00]
[INQ=It'll be a lot...]

((CARL HYLTON, WASTE WATER OPERATOR: IT'LL BE A LOT BETTER- HIGHER QUALITY EFFLUENT, EFFICIENCY WILL BE BETTER AND HANDLE CAPACITY WILL BE A LOT BETTER...)) [RUNS:11]
[OUTQ=.. a lot better.]


While its already gotten the "unofficial" nod from Fincastle's mayor, the town council is scheduled to decide on the plan in August.
SB, News 7, Botetourt County.))

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[ANCHOR=2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]


It towers above the Roanoke Regional Airport, but still is not in use.
The latest on the new control tower when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=2-Shot]


Plus the Salem Civic Center goes to the dogs... 11-hundred of them to be exact.
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[1st-Wx]
[Cognicheck]

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-20 TC1:37:25]
[GRAPHIC=Medical News]
[ENG#=1]


Being forgetful can be just a normal sign of aging.. or it can indicate a more serious physical or psychological problem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Now a local doctor has developed a web site on which people between the ages of 45 and 86 can test their memory and see how it compares to others their age.
Dr. David Crews says the tests can not only help identify potential problems, but reassure others who might just have normal age-related memory loss.
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[SOT 14:31:22]
[IN Q=These are screening]

((DR. DAVID CREWS/COGNICHECK.COM: THESE ARE SCREENING TOOLS. SO THAT ANYONE THAT SHOWS ANY IMPAIRMENT ON THE WEB-BASED MEMORY SCREENING MEASURES WOULD BE ENCOURAGED TO FOLLOW UP WITH THEIR LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER TO OBTAIN A MORE COMPREHENSIVE WORK-UP.))
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[OUT Q=comprehensive work-up.]
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[VO-NAT]


The cost of the test is $9.95 and it goes to cover Crews' website expenses.
All information and test results are anonymous.
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[TAKE WDBJ WEBPAGE FS]
You can find a link to the on-line memory screenings on our homepage. Just go to WDBJ7-dot-com and clikc on websites in the news.
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[Airport-Tower]


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The new control tower at Roanoke Regional Airport could be open by Christmas.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 2003;]

A spokesman with the Federal Aviation Administration says the airport will switch operations from the current tower to the new one December fifth. The nearly 200-foot tall structure has been under construction for almost three years. The airport had originally speculated the switch over would take place in March of this year but rainy weather last year put construction behind schedule. The airport had also planned on opening the 9-million dollar tower for public tours but the FAA says that idea has been scrapped in light of heightened security.
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[Norfolk-Southern]


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The Norfolk Southern Corporation says it set a record in the second quarter, bringing in revenues of one- point eight billion dollars.
Profits rose more than 50 percent.
The railroad says business growth, greater efficiency and cost controls lead to earnings of 213 million dollars, or 54 cents a share for the three months that ended June 30th.
That compares with 137- million dollars for the same period a year ago.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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Stocks rebounded from earlier concern over record high oil prices. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW finished 32 points higher.
The NASDAQ lost eleven.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]
[Dog-Show]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=lfe]
[TAPE#=04-19 TC1:38:18]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Hundreds of dogs showed off today at the Mountain Valley Cluster Dog Show.
[ENG#=1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

Since the 1930's the Roanoke Kennel Club has hosted the five-day event. Show organizers say there is only one requirement for entering dogs--they must be six months old. The annual event brought 11-hundred dogs and about a 140 different breeds to the Salem Civic Center.
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[IN Q= we have dogs]

((JILL WRIGHT/ROANOKE KENNEL CLUB;WE HAVE DOGS FROM ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES. WE HAVE HANDLERS FROM ENGLAND, ARGENTINA. THESE DOGS HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THE WEST MINISTER KENNEL CLUB SHOW IN NEW YORK, IT'S HELD IN FEBRUARY. AND THESE ARE THE NUMBER ONE DOGS THAT COME HERE.))
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[OUT Q=that come here]
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[VO-NAT]

The show will continue 'til Saturday and admission is free.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[ENG#=V10]


Radford football coach Norm Lineburg will receive a huge honor this weekend, Tech's Jimmy Williams is recognized as one of the nations best cornerbacks
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[VO-NAT]

and the Lady Hokies are heading to Australia for fun and to get more familiar with their new head coach.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[ENG#=1]


Saturday, the City of Radford will honor legendary football coach Norm Lineburg by naming the Bobcat stadium field in his honor. Mike Stevens says the honor is all his.
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[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Norm Lineburg/301 Career Wins; :15]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :53]
[SUPER=01-Mark Lineburg/Norm's Son; 1:35]
[SUPER=@mike1; 2:03]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS]
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(( As he enters the field that will soon bear his name - Stormin Norman Lineburg is genuinely humbled that the community he's called home for the past 34 years would make such a fuss over him. ((NORM LINEBURG:)) ((MARK LINEBURG:)) Lineburg began his coaching career in 1959 at Andrew Lewis as an assistant to Hal Johnson and Eddie Joyce. He then served as head coach at William Byrd and Fieldale Collinsville before embarking on a hall of fame run at Radford. No one has coached more games in the history of the Commonwealth, and while his 301 wins, 15 district titles, 6 regional crowns and 2 state championships speak for themselves - it's his philosophy that deserves a double take.)) ((NORM LINEBURG:)) ((STANDUP:))

[S-Stuff]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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Virginia Tech's Jimmy Williams is a candidate for the Jim Thorpe Award.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Williams makes the list of 29 candidates. Williams broke up five passes last season and was second on the team in tackles with 114 and had 63 solo stops. The honor goes to the best college defensive back.
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[S-Skins]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6m]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=none]
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Washington Redskins free safety and 18 million dollar first round pick Sean Taylor sprained his right knee in his first practice since signing his contract yesterday. Coach Joe Gibbs indicated he didn't think the injury was serious, but the Redskins hadn't fully evaluated it.

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[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
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[ENG#=3]


NFL rookies were in the spotlight recently.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]


Nearly 40 first year players donned their team duds in an Upper Deck trading card photo shoot in LA last month.
And several players from local schools are anxious to step up their games at the pro level.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Jones/Lions Rookie Tailback Signs Contract Today; :02]
[SUPER=01-Matt Schaub/Falcons Rookie Quarterback; :10]
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[OUT Q=and intricate."]
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[S-Women]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6:00]
[WRITER=ape]
[TAPE#=SP-175 28:09]
[GRAPHIC=tech]
[ENG#=]

The Virginia Tech Women's Basketball team is getting a head start on the NCAA October 15th beginning of basketball practice date.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

The Hokies are traveling to Australia next Saturday to play some basketball and do some sightseeing. The team will play in three cities in twelve days. In addition to the trip, the team is allowed 10 days of practice with new head coach, Beth Dunkenberger.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="It's a terrific opportunity..."]
[SUPER=01-Beth Dunkenberger/Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=...just an added bonus for us."]
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[S-Dixie]


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[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-25 TC56:15]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Sports]
[ENG#=1]


A local baseball team is about to enter a league of its own.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]


The Vinton All-Stars recently won the state championship in the Dixie League.
It is a team made up of 13 year olds and is considered a step up from Little League.
The group will now compete in the national championship in South Carolina beginning tomorrow.
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[SOT 2:21]
[IN Q=Our strengths]

((DON ZIMMERMAN/VINTON ALL-STARS COACH: OUR STRENGTHS ARE GOOD SOLID PITCHING AND GOOD DEFENSE. WE HAVE A GREAT DEFENSIVE TEAM AND WE HIT THE BALL WELL. WE DON'T MAKE TOO MANY ERRORS. THE TEAMS THAT BEAT US ARE GOING TO HAVE BEAT US. WE ARE NOT GOING TO BEAT OURSELVES.))
[SUPER=01-Don Zimmerman/Vinton All-Stars Coach; :]
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[OUT Q=not going to beat ourselves.]
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[VO-NAT]


The team is guaranteed to play at least three games.
If they move forward in the tournament they enter a double elimination phase.
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[Pony-Swim]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-26 TC56:52]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Tens of thousands of visitors swarmed Virginia's Eastern Shore today.
[ENG#=1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chincoteague]


They cheered wild ponies on their annual swim from Assategue Island.
Between 150 and 200 ponies entered the water just after noon, and crossed a 200-yard channel to Chincoteague in about five minutes.
Tomorrow, the ponies will be auctioned to raise money for the volunteer fire department, which cares for them.
Ponies that aren't sold will swim back to roam free for another year on the national wildlife refuge on Assateague. (------------)