[1-News-Head]

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Boats, homes and people. All were washed away in flooding this week.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

We'll take a look now that the water is dropping.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - VMI gets an $8 million dollar gift to improve its football stadium. The Late Model stock car boys were rolling Martinsville today,
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[VO-NAT]

and the poor condition of Victory Stadium has forced the postponement of the Salem and William Fleming game originally set for this Friday.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Nature give us a breather to clean up and dry out. Any showers over the next week should be on the light side.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[ENG#=3]
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[VO-NAT]


Many in Western Virginia wait for floodwaters to recede.
Many more are cleaning up what the water left behind.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young. Keith is off tonight.

[Buchanan-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-39 TC10:21]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


A day after heavy rains from JEanne flooded much of the region, residents along the James River are still waiting for the water to recede.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Brent /Starlink;]


Brent Watts is in Buchanan tonight with more on the situation there.
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((ROLLCUE:...good news for folks along the James River))
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[SUPER=03-Buchanan]
[SUPER=01-Marty Rickman/Buchanan Vol. Fire Department; :10]
[SUPER=01-Harold Henderlite/U. S. Geological Survey; :37]
[SUPER=01-Mark DiBennidetto/Fonzerrelli's Pizza; :58]
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[OUT Q=plans for the cleanup ahead]
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[VO-NAT]
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[Roanoke-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-33 TC1:01:02]
[GRAPHIC=Flood Aftermath]
[ENG#=1]

Yesterday the Roanoke River washed over its banks. Today, people cleaned up after the river. Richard Lesko shows us some of the damage, and why relief is years away.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The Roanoke]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Col. Eric Barr/Virginia Army National Guard; :13]
[SUPER=01-Brad Allen/"Surfaces" Co-Owner; :34]
[SUPER=04-Yesterday; :45]
[SUPER=01-Philip Schirmer/Roanoke City Engineer; 1:14]
[SUPER=@richard2; 1:27]
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[OUT Q=Lesko, News 7, Roanoke.]

(( The Roanoke River swept through the National Guard Armory leaving behind an inch thick calling card of mud. But during a busy tropical season, these soldiers were on guard.
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[SOT - 22:12:07]
[IN Q=There's never a good time...]

((LT. COL. ERIC BARR/VIRGINIA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD; THERE'S NEVER A GOOD TIME FOR THIS, BUT WE WERE ALREADY PREPARED FOR HURRICANE IVAN, SO WE HADN'T REALLY MOVED MUCH BACK INTO SUPPLY ROOMS BEFORE THIS ONE CAME ALONG.))
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[OUT Q=this one came along.]

Across the street, the owners of a flooring store say up until this year, they weren't worried about having a store so close to the river.
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[SOT - 19:20]
[IN Q=It hadn't been...]

((BRAD ALLEN/"SURFACES" CO-OWNER; IT HADN'T BEEN UNTIL THIS YEAR, BUT THIS YEAR HAS BEEN AN UNUSUAL YEAR, THE HURRICANE SEASON HAS CERTAINLY HAD ITS IMPACT ON US, BUT OTHER THAN THAT WE KEEP AN EYE ON THE RIVER AND PRETTY MUCH KNOW TELL TALE SIGNS.))
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[OUT Q=know the telltale signs.]

A flood control project in this section of the river has been talked about since the 1960's but little has been done..
The city and the Army Corps of Engineers say they will hopefully start construction in the spring of 2006. But each flood provides more fuel to the argument for a new stadium. As mud was being scraped off of Victory Stadium the committee studying the viability of the structure was touring the facility.
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[SOT - 23:35:39]
[IN Q=The Roanoke River flood...]

((PHILIP SCHIRMER/ROANOKE CITY ENGINEER; THE ROANOKE RIVER FLOOD REDUCTION PROJECT WILL PROVIDE SOME PROTECTION TO THIS FACILITY. IT ISN'T GOING TO ELIMINATE ALL OF THE FLOODS PARTICULARLY THE BIG ONES, LIKE THE ONE WE HAD YESTERDAY. IT WASN'T IN THE MAGNITUDE OF THE FLOOD OF '85 BUT IT WAS PRETTY CLOSE.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=it was pretty close.]

The flood reduction project probably would not have done much in this flood, but for the other residents along Reserve Avenue, any sort of protection can't come soon enough.
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[SOT - 19:45]
[IN Q=Just clean up...]

((BRAD ALLEN/SURFACES CO-OWNER; JUST CLEAN UP... TAKE THE TIE OFF AND PUT THE BOOTS ON...))
[RUNS= 5]
[OUT Q=the boots on.]

Richard Lesko, News 7, Roanoke.))
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[County-Emergency]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday]


Roanoke County officials hope an emergency declaration will make it easier for residents and businesses to get state aid.
Flooding washed away portions of Bradshaw Road. Some areas won't be accessible until Saturday.
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[Salem-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-34 TC54:26]
[GRAPHIC=Flood Aftermath]


Cleanup continues in Salem, where yesterday traffic was brought to a standstill and roads closed because of flooding.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Susan /Microwave;]


Susan Bahorich has been checking on the recovery efforts and is near the Roanoke River tonight in Salem.
Susan is much progress being made?
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[SUPER=@susan1;]
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((ROLLCUE:...cleanup has just begun.))
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Kari Bannick/Flood Victim; :00]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :05]
[SUPER=01-Angelic Yeaman/Flood Victim; :29]
[SUPER=01-Hope Tucker/Willow River Resident; :48]
[SUPER=01-Pat Counts/Salem Fire-EMS Chief 1:07]
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[OUT Q=water out of that.]
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[SML]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-24 TC1:46:24]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]
[ENG#=4]


It wasn't people, but boats that were rescued today at Smith Mountain Lake.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake;]

Fire and rescue crews spent most of the day recovering boats swept away by the storm. Officials say they reeled in about thirty boats, and had to remove others. Lewis Ratliff traveled all the way from Wythe County to see about his.
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[SOT559]
[IN Q=my boat's]

((LEWIS RATLIFF/BOAT OWNER: MY BOAT'S PRETTY TALL, TALL TOP, AND THEY WAS AFRAID IT WAS GONE CRUSH THE TOP, AND CRUSH IT, SO THEY WAS REAL NICE ABOUT GOING AHEAD AND GETTING IT OUT AND TAKING CARE OF EVERYBODY'S BOATS.))
[SUPER=01-Lewis Ratliff/Boat Owner;]
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[OUT Q=care of everybody's boats]
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[VO-NAT]

At Campers Paradise in Bedford County, high water buried the boat docks and walkways. At Bay Roc Marina in Hardy, the problem was trash and debris. A-E-P says it will do its routine cleaning at the lake within the next couple of months.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[WRITER=dse]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=APRISA]


Still ahead on News 7, more on the work being done after yesterday's flooding... and how you can help.
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[VO-NAT]


And federal prosecutors wrap up their case against former D-Day Memorial Director Richard Burrow.
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[1st-Wx]
[NRV-Flooding]

(MINI OPEN)



[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6PM]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-31 TC1:58:04]
[GRAPHIC=Flood Aftermath]
[ENG#=1]

People evacuated from their homes in Montgomery County yesterday returned late last night. As New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa reports many of them found quite a mess.
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[IN Q=It's a mess.]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Elton Davis/Flood Victim; :30]
[SUPER=@Rachel1; :38]
[SUPER=01-Calvin Kissinger/Flood Victim; :47]
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[OUT Q=News 7 Montgomery County.]

((NATS- NATS GUY WITH TRACTOR... 32:28:00 NATS SHOVELING... 13:41:00 V-DOT TRUCK NATS..... :22:11:00

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[SOT: 19:19:00 to :21ish.]
[IN Q=It's a ]

((CALVIN KISSINGER: IT'S A MESS WHEN IT RAINS. IT'S A MESS.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=a mess. (second time.)]


A muddy mess...
NATS: SHOES WALKING THROUGH MUD. 14:26:00
A day after running from rushing waters...
NATS: GO.. GO....
folks in Montgomery County are trying to help chase, what's left.... away.
NATS- SHOVEL.. dirt to ground.

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[SOT: 33:30:00]
[IN Q=What ya]

((EUGENE YOUNG: WHAT YOU BEEN DOING TODAY... CLEANING UP. )) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=up.]


There is debris shoved against guardrails and tucked under bridges. Gaping holes in roads.... that still aren't the best to drive on....
NATS- camera tire shot
And then the homes.. that will take weeks to fully dry out.

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[SOT: 12:50:00 ]
[IN Q=You ought]

((ELTON DAVIS: YOU OUGHT TO SEE THE INSIDE OF MY HOUSE. I'VE GOT MUD. I'LL PROBABLY HAVE TO THROW AWAY EVERYTHING I GOT AND BUY ALL NEW.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=buy all news.]



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[SOT: 29:40:00 ]
[IN Q=A lot of]

((RACHEL DEPOMPA: AT A LOT OF PLACES WE FOUND WATER NEVER REACHED INSIDE THE HOME. BUT UNDERNEATH TOOK A BEATING.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=took a beating.]


And it seems everyone has a story to tell about Jeanne.

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[SOT: 16:05:00 ]
[IN Q=It was somewhere in this ]

((CALVIN KISSINGER: IT WAS SOMEWHERE IN THIS AREA. AT LEAST 6 OR 8 INCHES. AND THIS IS YOUR ACTUAL FLOOR RIGHT HERE. SO YOU KNOW. IT WAS QUITE A BIT OF WATER.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=of water.]



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[SOT: 13:20:00 ]
[IN Q=It's pretty]

((ELTON DAVIS: IT'S PRETTY WHEN THE WATER AIN'T UP. LAUGHS... IT'S NOT PRETTY WHEN THE WATER IS UP THOUGH.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=is up though.]


The Roanoke River's a little calmer today and some of those who live near it say days like this are sometimes worth that view. NATS... Mowing grass Rachel DePompa, News 7, Montgomery County.))

[Patrick-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
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A makeshift animal shelter in Patrick County is being salvaged after its owner died in flooding yesterday. Friends say they owe it to Kathy Smith to find new homes for the critters she gave her life for.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The animals at the Little Rescue League...]
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[SUPER=01-Leina Adaska/Friend of Victim;:14]
[SUPER=01-Mike Hudson/Patrick Co. Emergency Coordinator;:41]
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[OUT Q=I'm doing it for Kathy]

((The animals at the Little Rescue League on Elastic Plant Road have now been saved twice... once by Kathy Smith... and again by Leina Adaska after Smith's home washed away in flooding Tuesday.
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[IN Q=I ran around the trailer wading through mud and water...]

((LEINA ADASKA/FRIEND OF VICTIM: I RAN AROUND THE TRAILER WADING THROUGH MUD AND WATER TRYING TO FIND HER. I WAS YELLING KATHY, KATHY, KATHY! RAN HOME, CALLED 911, THEN IMMEDIATELY RAN BACK UP HERE.)) [RUNS-:17]
[OUT Q=then immediately ran back up here.]

Parts of Patrick County received nearly a foot of rain. Emergency officials say the problem wasn't necessarily how much, but how quickly it fell.
[SOT 2:33:32 - 2:33:43]
[IN Q=Three inches of water doesn't sound like much..]

((HUDSON: THREE INCHES OF WATER DOESN'T SOUND LIKE MUCH BUT IT OVERWHELMS THOSE FEEDER STREAMS AND THAT'S WHAT MAKES IT FLOOD SO EASILY.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=and that's what makes it flood so easily.]

Sandy Creek, which today trickles like a backyard pond, wiped out Smith's trailer and an outbuilding she used to call her "cathouse." She'd tuck the animals inside at night to protect them from coyotes.
[SOT 2:25:12- 2:25:24]
[IN Q=I knew that she immediately ran out of this house... ]

((ADASKA: I KNEW THAT SHE IMMEDIATLEY RAN OUT OF THIS HOUSE WHEN THERE WAS A THREAT SHE RAN INTO THIS BUILDING AND SHE TRIED TO FREE THOSE ANIMALS.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=she tried to free those animals.]

Smith's body was found inside. Dozens of cats and dogs perished, as well. Now Adaska's trying to find good homes for the dozens of other animals that survived.
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[IN Q=And why are you doing this?]

((REPORTER: AND WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS? ADASKA: FOR MY FRIEND. I'M DOING IT FOR KATHY.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=I'm doing it for Kathy.]))
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If you're interested in adopting any of Kathy Smith's animals call the Patrick County Sheriff's Department at 276-694-3161.
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[Red-Cross]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=04-32 TC55:49]
[GRAPHIC=Red Cross]
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The Red Cross has provided food, clothing, and shelter to many families in the Roanoke Valley.
But now it needs little help of its own.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


The Red Cross of the Roanoke Valley needs to raise 250-thousand dollars for its disaster relief fund.
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[SOT10:10:53]
[IN Q=It's absolutely crucial]

((BAYARD HARRIS/RED CROSS ROANOKE VALLEY; IT'S ABSOLUTELY CRUCIAL. DISASTER AFTER DISASTER YOU CAN'T MEET THE NEEDS OF THE VICTIMS WITHOUT A CONTINUING INFUSION OF NEW DONATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS))
[SUPER=01-Bayard Harris/Roanoke Valley Red Cross]
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[OUT Q=new donations and contributions]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Financial contributions are being taken at Kroger and Lowe's stores in the Roanoke Valley or at the Red Cross in downtown Roanoke.
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[TAKE RED CROSS FS]
If you are a flood victim and need assistance, The Red Cross will open its service center tomorrow at Ridgewood Baptist Church in Roanoke from 10 am to 4:30 pm.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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A drop in oil prices boosted Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=440-x/58.84/10136.24/x/24.07/1893.94;]


The DOW rose 59 points today.
The NASDAQ gained 24.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[Burrow]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-30 TC1:04:28]
[GRAPHIC=Richard Burrow]
[ENG#=1]


The government has finished presenting its case against former D-Day director Richard Burrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville]


Burrow is charged with defrauding banks and the state of Virginia as he raced to raise money to build the D-Day Memorial before its dedication in 2001.
Today, F-B-I agent Richard Ress told the jury it was clear Burrow was spending money designated for an education center on the monument itself, against donors' wishes.
The defense begins its case tomorrow ... the trial is now expected to last into next week.
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[Mason-Dixon]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-36 TC28:01]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=2]


President Bush is leading in Virginia but the margin is not as wide as one might expect.
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[VO-NAT]


According to the latest News 7 Mason Dixon poll, George W. Bush leads Democrat challenger John Kerry by six points.
A year ago, Bush had an eighteen point lead.
But when it comes to the president's job performance, a majority rates his job performance as excellent or good.
A majority of voters also say the economy is the most important issue this election, and 46-percent believe the president would handle the economy better.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mst]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=APRISA]

Coming up in sports - VMI finds itself an $8 million dollar man to renovate its football stadium. Victory Stadium could some of that cash as the Fleming-Salem game is postponed.
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[VO-NAT]

And a pile of late model stock car drivers gave the Martinsville Speedway a real workout for the Bailey's 300 test session today.
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[S-Fleming]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-183 4107tc]
[GRAPHIC=VICTORY STADIUM]
[ENG#=1]

The condition of Victory Stadium has forced the postponement of the top high school football game in the area this week. William Fleming was scheduled to host Salem this Friday night, but the game is on hold.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

The game has tentatively been moved to Saturday night, but that's assuming that the Victory Stadium field area can be restored to a playable state, and that the lockerooms and bathrooms and bleachers can be cleaned up in just three day's time.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Keith Smith/William Fleming Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=...what to tell you."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] Here's what we can tell you - and show you. This is the home lockeroom at Victory Stadium. Now, one option was to move the game to Salem - but that would have meant the Colonels would be giving up a home game for the second time this month.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=bite]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=...TRYING TO GET DONE."]
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[vo nat con't] Playing on a neutral site might be an option any other week, but this one. Northside, Cave Spring, Byrd, Glenvar, Botetourt and Staunton River are all at home on Friday night.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=...condition of the stadium."]
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[S-VMI]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-184 4659tc]
[GRAPHIC=VMI]
[ENG#=2]


VMI proposed football stadium improvement at Alumni Field are now a definite.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]

Today, VMI graduate P. Wesley Foster, the Chairman and Chief Executive officer of the Long and Foster real estate Companies, pledged $8 million dollars for renovations and improvements to the facility. The hope is to expand the team facilities at Clarkson-McKenna Hall, refurbish the grandstand seating, renovate the concession areas, and improve the restrooms and practice field. Work will begin in early 2005 and be completed by the fall of 2006.
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[S4 NEXT]

[S-Baileys]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-175 TC5534]
[GRAPHIC=Martinsville Speedway]
[ENG#=4]


The Bailey's 300 late model stock car race takes over the Martinsville Speedway a week from Sunday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]


Today nearly 90 teams showed up to give the track's new asphalt and concrete a workout.
The fastest lap times during today's test session checked in at just under 21 seconds on the new surface.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jason Mitcham/Currently 2nd in Motor Mile Points Race; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ernest Winslow/Finished 15th in South Boston Points; :11]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=from the middle out now."]
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[Harkrader]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-28 TC1:45:08]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]


The man who led WDBJ Television for more than 20 years was remembered today for his integrity, professionalism, and gentle nature.
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[VO-NAT]


John Harkrader went to work for WDBJ radio in 1938 as a part-time announcer and salesman, and he led WDBJ television from 1958 until his retirement in 1981. Harkrader died Sunday at the age of 88.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Today, as family and friends gathered for funeral services, they spoke of professional accomplishment and personal relationships.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=What I remember most]

((TED POWERS/FORMER WDBJ7 PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR: WHAT I REMEMBER MOST WAS HIS TOTAL GOOD HUMOR.)) ((RON MILLER/FORMER WDBJ7 NEWS DIRECTOR: IT WAS A PLEASURE TO BE WITH HIM TO WORK WITH HIM, TO HAVE HIM AS A FRIEND, AND TO HAVE HIM AS A BOSS.))
[SUPER=01-Ted Powers/Former WDBJ7 Public Affairs Director; :00 quick]
[SUPER=01-Ron Miller/Former WDBJ7 News Director; :06 quick]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=to have him as a boss.]
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[VO-NAT]


Former colleagues say Harkrader never lost sight of WDBJ's viewers or its employees... and believed that by supporting both the station would build a strong foundation for the future.
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