[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A young shooting suspect eluded police but couldn't escape them forever.
We'll have more on today's arrest.
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT :06]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And, an agency that helps those running low on dough is finding itself financially strapped.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Tonight in sports, Hall of Fame golf from Botetourt, and he's got a long way to go to reach the football Hall of Fame,
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[VO-NAT]


but Eli Manning took the first step of his pro career by signing a multimillion dollar contract with the Giants today.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


We scan the weather story from the local mountains to the beaches to the tropical Atlantic. It's all connected as we head into the weekend.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



[ENG#=3]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

After two searches, police arrest one of the suspects in this week's shooting on Lafayette Avenue.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Now the teenager faces additional charges.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Shooting-Arrest]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-24 TC1:01:45]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

18 year old Charles Lee Thompson was arrested after a short standoff this morning.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And just yesterday, police were parked outside of his house for hours.
[ENG#=4]
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[VO-NAT]

Police say Thompson refused to come out of a Ferncliff Avenue apartment this morning, and was holding a 19 year old woman and her child hostage. He was taken into custody around 4-o'clock.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday;]

He now faces abduction, malicious wounding, and firearms charges. Court records indicate that police had been looking for Thompson since Tuesday after 37 year old Millard Mahala identified him as one of the young men who shot him. Police say charges are pending against another suspect.
[SUPER=04-Yesterday;]

Investigators searched for Thompson at his home on Willow Road for more than two hours yesterday. A SWAT team entered the house but could not find him. Police say Thompson had constructed a hiding nest in the attic complete with false doors and winding passages, and he may have been in the house all along.
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[TAKE CRIMELINE FS -- E517] Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the Roanoke City Police department, or the Crimeline at 344-8500.
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[Monty-Assistance]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-20 TC1:39:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

A program for low-income families in distress in Montgomery County may be having its OWN emergency. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa takes a look at the situation.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When a fire]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Julie Fleet/MCEAP Client; :09]
[SUPER=01-Melanie Collins/MCEAP Director; :24]
[SUPER=01-Phil Pappas/MCEAP President; :46]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Fred Hodges/Our Savior Lutheran Chuch Pastor; 1:05]
[SUPER=@Rachel1; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:56]
[OUT Q=News 7, Montgomery County;]

((NATS: JULIE SHOPPING
When a fire ravaged Julie Fleet's home three years ago.. she new there was only one place to turn.

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[SOT:20:24:00 ]
[IN Q=iT'S HARD]

((JULIE FLEET: IT'S HARD TO FIND SOMEBODY OUT THERE WHO DOESN'T KNOW SOMEBODY, IF THEY THEMSELVES HAVEN'T HAD TO COME IN THAT HAD TO USE MCEAP AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER. )) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=OR ANOTHER.]


MCEAP... or the Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program helps families with clothes, food... and even money to pay rent, mortgage or utility bills.

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[SOT:10:39:00 ]
[IN Q=A lot of]

((MELANIE COLLINS: A LOT OF THEM ARE THE ONES WHO ARE BEING LAID OFF AND MAYBE THEY WENT THROUGH THEIR UNEMPLOYMENT. AND THEY ARE OUT TRYING TO FIND ANOTHER JOB AND THE JOBS THEY ARE ABLE TO GET ARE PRETTY MUCH MINIMUM WAGE NOT WHAT THEY WERE GETTING BEFORE THEY WERE LAID OFF.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=were laid off.]


They've helped over 120-thousand people in the last 30 years. and those numbers go up.. each year, while funding stays the same.

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[SOT: 1:26:00 ]
[IN Q=The need is]

((PHIL PAPPAS: THE NEED IS THERE, BUT AT THIS POINT WE'RE HAVING TO DIP INTO OUR RESERVE FUNDS. AT SOME POINT, UNLESS OUR CONTRIBUTIONS INCREASE, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO CUT DOWN ON THE AMOUNT OF OUR FINANCIAL SERVICES.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=services.]


And those involved say a cut to MCEAP could be devastating to the community.

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[SOT: 5:54:00 ]
[IN Q=There are individuals]

((REVEREND FRED HODGES: THERE ARE INDIVIDUALS WHO WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO KEEP THEIR APARTMENTS OR HOMES. THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO DEFINITELY WOULD GO HUNGRY ON A REGULAR BASIS. )) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=regular basis.]



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[SOT:15:56:00 ]
[IN Q=About ]

((RACHEL DEPOMPA: ABOUT 99-PERCENT OF ALL OF MCEAPS DONATIONS GO RIGHT BACK INTO THE PROGRAM AND FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS THEY'VE USED NONE OF THE MONEY TO BUY ANY OF THIS FOOD.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=of this food.]


A big reason why there's now concern over clothing bank. The organization just found out the building is going on the auction block.
NAT-hangers
and everything sold here helps keep the program running. Something that has those who have needed the program in the past.. concerned.

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[SOT:20:41:00 ]
[IN Q=It's always]

((JULIE FLEET: IT'S ALWAYS BEEN HERE WHEN YOU NEED IT AND IT NEEDS TO BE HERE IN THE FUTURE.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=the future.]


If you need help or want to donate money to MCEAP, call 540-381-1561. Rachel DePompa, News 7, Montgomery County.))

[Warner]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]

Governor Mark Warner says if he can be elected in Virginia, so can fellow Democrat John Kerry. That's what he'll tell delegates to the Democratic National Convention tonight.
(XXXXXXX)
[LIVE=Convention Feed/CNN]
[SUPER=05-Boston, MA]

Warner is scheduled to take the podium in about an hour. He better allow plenty of time to clear security at the Fleet Center. This afternoon Warner missed his chance to record satellite interviews with Virginia TV stations, his press secretary says, because of "logistical problems" getting into the hall.
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[TAKE 7 TOO FS]
WDBJ is presenting the entire Democratic and Republican Party Conventions on our digital channel 7-2. Cox Digital Cable customers can watch on channel 107.
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[Iraq-Homecoming]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=lmc]
[TAPE#=04-17 TC1:31:30]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
[ENG#=2]

There were lots of happy homecomings in the Roanoke Valley today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Lieutenant Colonel William Howard was due to come home from Iraq in April, but only got as far as Kuwait before he was sent back. His wife flew to Germany to join him for his trip home. A three hour delay in Frankfurt, Germany and a two and a half hour sit on the runway in Philadelphia last night followed by closing of the airport were among the obstacles he faced during his return. The 1983 Cave Spring graduate will not be home long. He and his family will be moving to California.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=OVER THERE I WAS ]

((LT. COL. WILLIAM HOWARD/U. S. ARMY; 19:30:40, OVER THERE I WAS A UH60 HELICOPTER PILOT, I'M HEADING TO CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY TO BE A PROFESSOR, UP THERE OF MILITARY SCIENCE .))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Col. William Howard/U. S. Army]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=THERE OF MILITARY SCIENCE .]
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[VO-NAT]

It was also a long journey home for Specialist Joseph Benson. The Craig County native has spent the past three months working with explosives in Afghanistan. Following tradition, he joined the Army two years ago.
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[SOT 34:45]
[IN Q=My husband was]

((SHARON BENSON/JOSEPH'S MOTHER: MY HUSBAND WAS ARMY ALSO AND MY DAD WAS IN THE MARINES FOR 30 YEARS SO. BUT IT'S ENTIRELY DIFFERENT WHEN YOU HAVE A SON IN THE ARMY.))
[SUPER=01-Sharon Benson/Joseph's Mother;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=son in the Army]
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[VO-NAT]

Specialist Benson will be home for two weeks before heading back to Afghanistan.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]


Still ahead on News 7, see how a unique program is helping a local business expand beyond the borders of Botetourt County and even the United States.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Plus Virginia Tech cashes in on its popularity... to the tune of more than a million dollars.
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[1st-Wx]
[VALET]
(MINI OPEN)
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-19 TC1:39:55]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

An Eagle Rock company is one of eight across the Commonwealth to be selected for a first of its kind program.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The Virginia Leaders in Export Trade program , or VALET, helps companies like Gala Industries expand their business with international trade. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shanon & Susan /Newsroom]

Susan Bahorich toured the plant today. Susan, how will the VALET program help this business?
[LIVE= Susan /FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@SUSAN1]

Shannon/Keith- Gala(gay-la) Industries already exports about 40-percent of its products. But, with VALET -Gala (gay-la) will be able to network with other similiar businesses -learn from them and share trade secrets.
[ENG#=1]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Gala Industries... ]
[SUPER=03-Eagle Rock; :00]
[SUPER=01-Don Smith/Export Sales Manager; :14]
[SUPER=01-Steve Cahoon/Export Coordinator; :44]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=... PRETTY WELL STUCK...]

((Gala Industries sits in a field just outside the town of Eagle Rock, if you blink you might miss it... But, this employee-owned company which has been here since the late 60's did more than 30-million dollars in sales last year.

[SOT@15:11.08]
[INQ=Gala's a manufacturer...]

((DON SMITH, EXPORT SALES MANAGER: GALA'S A MANUFACTURER OF PLASTICS EQUIPMENT THAT ACTUAL PRODUCES PELLETS WHICH IS THE COMODITY- IT'S THE WAY PLASTICS ARE BOUGHT AND SOLD.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUTQ=... bought and sold.]


[NATS@26:32.15] ((POURING PLASTIC BALLS)) [RUNS:02]
These tiny dots are just some of plastics produced by Gala's machines. Already nearly half of its business is overseas, but with the VALET program, coordinators here hope to get on the ball and make an already prosperous business even more successful.

[SOT@25:03.11]
[INQ=I just think...]

((STEVE CAHOON, EXPORT COORDINATOR: I JUST THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE VALET PROGRAM FOR GALA IS THE NETWORKING, GOING TO MEETINGS AND TALKING TO COMPANIES THAT HAVE SIMILAR EXPERIENCES AND ALSO GETTING ADVICE FROM LEADERS OF OUR STATE.)) [RUNS:18]
[OUTQ=.. leaders of our state.]


Gala will receive 10-thousand dollars from the program for export-related advertising and shows, plus another 10-thousand dollars worth of professional services.
[NATS@39:42.17] ((WELDING NOISE)) [RUNS:04]
Gala hopes it *sparks* its business and generates trade for the Commonwealth.

[SOT@20:15.08]
[INQ=We really feel..]

((DON SMITH, EXPORT SALES MANAGER: WE REALLY FEEL LIKE EXPORTING HELPS YOU DIVERSIFY AND REDUCES RISK IN BUSINESS. IF YOU ONLY HAVE U.S. MARKETS AND THE ECONOMY GOES BAD- YOU'RE PRETTY WELL STUCK....)) [RUNS:14]
[OUTQ=... pretty well stuck...]))
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[LIVE=Susan Full/ Newsroom]

VALET is a two-year program... Currently, 45-Virginia companies have been accepted to participate.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Susan /Newsroom;]

Keith/Shannon- so far, six-companies have graduated from the program.

[Nurse-Midwives]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=04-22 TC1:17:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Less than a third of nurse-midwives in Virginia are actually practicing.
It's not because of a lack of interest in their services. It may be because of all the regulations and restrictions in the state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


That's according to certified nurse-midwife Phyllis Turk.
She says one major barrier is Virginia's requirement that all nurse mid-wives be under the supervision of a doctor.


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[SOT 8:36:36]
[IN Q=The problem for us has been the word]

((PHYLLIS TURK/CERTIFIED NURSE-MIDWIFE; A BIG PROBLEM FOR US HAS BEEN THAT WORD "SUPERVISION". NO ONE KNOWS HOW TO INTERPRET IT, AND FOR PHYSICIANS VERY OFTEN IT MEANS THIS AS BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CARE WE PROVIDE. AND THAT'S PRETTY INTIMIDATING))
[SUPER=01-Phyllis Turk/Certified Nurse-Midwife]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=and that's pretty intimidating]
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[VO-NAT]


Turk says other states are more lenient and accepting of the profession.
Doctor Robert Young says working with Turk has benefited his practice.
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[SOT8:46:36]
[IN Q=I do believe that do ]

((DR. ROBERT YOUNG/OB-GYN; I DO BELIEVE THAT THEY REALLY HELP TO PROVIDE A MORE FLEXIBLE ENVIRONMENT FOR THE PATIENT. I THINK WITH THE COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE OF THE NURSE, A MID-WIFE WE CAN BETTER MEET THE NEEDS OF PATIENTS))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Young/OB-GYN]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=meet the needs of patients]
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[VO-NAT]


The lack of practicing nurse-midwives comes at time when the need for maternity care is growing, especially in rural parts of the state.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Stocks climbed today, encouraged by a slew of positive profit reports. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/12.17/10129.24/x/22.80/1881.06;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW gained 12 points.
The NASDAQ rose 23.
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[SUPER=272-h/0.06/38.72/i/0.10/19.42/h/0.17/5.63/h/0.12/62.70/i/0.08/33.21;]
[SUPER=273-h/0.34/11.08/i/0.25/38.40/i/0.13/15.70/h/0.17/27.00/i/0.04/4.16;]
[SUPER=274-h/0.22/14.47/h/0.50/66.35/h/0.17/38.87/h/0.26/44.67/i/0.43/53.48;]
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[Bedford-Arts]


[ANCHOR=Shannon ]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-21 TC56:03]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


Bedford's newly established arts center will be named after a longtime local family.
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[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Bedford;]

Dr. John Bower was today announced as the donor who will enable the Wharton Memorial Foundation to buy the Bedford Christian Church building. The church will be renovated and turned into the Bower Center for the Arts. Dr. Bower says his 250-thousand dollar contribution will go to honor his late parents, John Mitchell and Katherine Bower.
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[SOT 19:54:42 - 19:55:02]
[IN Q=I think they would both be very excited...]

((DR. JOHN BOWER/DONOR: I THINK THEY WOULD BOTH BE VERY EXCITED. MOTHER LOVED FLOWERS. WITH MUSIC AND FLOWERS, THAT WOULD MAKE THEM BOTH VERY HAPPY.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. John Bower/Donor;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=make them both very happy.]
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[VO-NAT :20]

Fred Duis is President of the Wharton Memorial Foundation which was founded eight years ago to beautify Bedford. So far the group has planted extensive gardens and restored three historic buildings. The Foundation and the Arts Center will work in tandem with Bedford Christian Church until the church's new building on Route 122 is completed.
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[Tech-Royalties]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-23 TC51:34]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]
[ENG#=2]

Tech sports are breaking records off the field.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape;]

Sales of the University's merchandise are at an all time high. Licensing royalties have surpassed a million dollars for the 2003-2004 fiscal year. Tech collects about 8-percent on anything that bears the school's name or logo. The money helps hold down tuition costs and other fees for students. Earlier this month, the school officially joined the A-C-C. Sales from those NEW products are expected to boost royalties even higher next year.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=APRISA]


Coming up, Eli Manning signs on the dotted line in New York, we'll check in on the juniors and seniors playing in the 31st Roanoke Valley Hall of Fame, and
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[VO-NAT]


the Cavaliers and Hokies agreed on at least one thing this week at the Grandover Resort--the accommodations were second to none.
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[S-Hall]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
[NEWSCAST=6:00]
[WRITER=ape]
[TAPE#=SP-178 38:01]
[GRAPHIC=Golf]
[ENG#=1]


Junior, Senior, and Super Senior golfers teed it up today at Botetourt Country Club for the Junior-Senior Hall of Fame.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]


Fifty-five seniors, 15 super seniors, and 44 juniors came out to compete for both individual and team titles. The 36 hole tournament wraps up tomorrow at Water's Edge. Several golfers say the tournament is not just about the individual competition.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="From year to year..."]
[SUPER=01-Tommy Joyce/Tournament Coordinator; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q="...than we do the individuals."]
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[Anchor=Travis]
[Graphic=Golf]


Roanoke's Ned Baber fired the low score of 68 in the senior division, while Blue Hills' J.D. Sisson and Roanoke's Bill Shrader lead the Super Seniors with 77's. In the Junior division, Aaron Eckstein posted a 71 for the low score of the day.

[S-Eli]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-170 TC14154]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]
[ENG#=2]


The New York Giants open training camp tomorrow in Albany, and top overall pick Eli Manning will be in camp on time.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]


The former Ole Miss Rebel has inked a 6 year contract with the Giants worth 54 million dollars. Manning got a 20 million dollar signing bonus, the largest amount of guaranteed money ever for a rookie. The deal also includes 9 million dollars in incentives.
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[S-Players]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-185 3:53]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]
[ENG#=3]


Virginia Tech and Virginia players have their feet firmly back on the ground after floating through a life of luxury at the ACC football media kick off. Steve Mason has more on their visit.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/1999-2000 Season; :00]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :17]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :30]
[SUPER=01-Elton Brown/UVa Offensive Guard; :42]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/Va. Tech Quarterback; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Chris Canty/UVa Defensive End; 1:26]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=...News 7 sports"]
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((The entrance to the Grandover resort can be intimidating, even to six foot six, 338 pound offensive lineman Elton Brown, who felt like he was back in midevil times. ((:))
Virginia Tech quarterback Bryan Randall made the most of his stay, utilizing free golf. His only beef, the stay was to short. ((:))
UVa outspoken defensive end Chris Canty was all business during his photo opp and while he likes Tech's Randall, the lombardi award candidate knows his job against Tech's elusive QB November 27th. ((:))
UVa is rate 21st in the country in at least one preseason poll, the Hokies 32nd. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

[S-Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-182 TC3555]
[GRAPHIC=Dazzle]
[ENG#=1]


Camp Dazzle opens on Sunday at the Roanoke Civic Center for boys while the girls camp is slated for August 8th thru the 12th. The two weeks of instruction will cap off a busy summer for Coach Kent Davison, whose players have been just as busy as the coach.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Kent Davison/Dazzle Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=back with open arms."]

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