05/04/05

11 p.m.


SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Coming up on News Seven,



ENG#=1





VO-NAT VO-NAT



A local religious leader faces
drug charges... charges he says he
doesn't deserve.

Plus, another country music
station saddles up in Roanoke hoping to
rope in an already established
audience.

And they wrote this ring off

18-years ago.

How fate got it back.
SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

News Seven at Eleven is next.

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*CG 4064
News 7 at 11 Banner


*CG standup Shannon Young
syoung@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Robin Reed
rreed@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Mike Stevens
mstevens@wdbj7.com
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Outstanding charges from another state
leave another local minister in trouble
with the law.

But George Hanna says he's sitting in
jail for a crime he didn't commit.


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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=News 7 @ 11 Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.


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GRAPHIC=George Hanna George Hanna has been in jail since


Thursday when he was picked up on
outstanding drug charges from
Baltimore.

He says he's innocent. Family and
friends have been pleading his case...

DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & JoeD/Newsroom DOUBLE BOXES



but so far Joe Dashiell reports they
haven't been able to raise his bail.

LIVE=JoeD Full/Newsroom LIVE FULL

*CG standup Joe Dashiell
jdashiell@wdbj7.com Shannon, George Hanna has many
supporters. They say he's a credit to
the community... someone who shouldn't
be sitting in the Roanoke City Jail
tonight.

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INQ=As members


*CG locator Roanoke
:00



*CG 2line Patricia Hanna
George Hanna's Wife
:49
*CG 2line Linda Stultz
George Hanna's Neighbor
1:04 quick

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OQ=come home. he's needed here. <

Fellowship gathered for their Wednesday
night service, they offered prayers for
their assistant pastor, and expressed
confidence that God would work it out.

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INQ=According to God ACCORDING TO GOD, ALL THINGS WORK FOR


THE GOOD.

RUN03 (END SOT)



OQ=work for the good. George Hanna was arrested on


outstanding drug charges from the
Baltimore area, where he once lived.

In a phone interview from the Roanoke
City Jail, he told News 7 he had moved
out before police found small amounts
of cocaine and marijuana.

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INQ=And I'm most definitely GEORGE HANNA: AND I'M MOST DEFINITELY


NOT GOING TO JUMP AND RUN AWAY FROM A
LITTERING CHARGE, AND THAT'S ALL THIS
WILL AMOUNT TO. I HAD NOTHING TO DO

WITH THE DRUGS IN THE HOUSE. THEY JUST
HAPPENED TO FIND A LETTER WITH MY NAME
ON IT.

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OQ= Meanwhile his wife and friends are


telling his story hoping publicity will
help win his release... So far they
haven't been able to raise 25- thousand
dollar bond.

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INQ=we're devastated PATRICIA HANNA/GEORGE HANNA'S WIFE:


WE'RE DEVASTATED . HE'S DONE SO MUCH IN
THIS COMMUNITY. HE'S ALWAYS THERE FOR
ANYBODY AT THE CHURCH. I MEAN THE
DOOR'S ALWAYS OPEN.

LINDA STULTZ/HANNA'S NEIGHBOR: I HOPE
HE WILL BE EXONERATED. I WANT TO SEE
HIM COME HOME. HE'S NEEDED HERE.

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OQ=He's needed here.





LIVE=Joe Full/Newsroom LIVE FULL



Patricia Hanna says she believes her
husband's time in jail is part of God's
plan. In fact, she says he has
ministered to other inmates while in
custody.

DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & JoeD/Newsroom DOUBLE BOXES



She hopes he will be released soon, but

Shannon, George Hanna's next hearing
isn't scheduled until May 27th.

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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None A one-year-old Lynchburg girl is


home safely, one day after her
biological father allegedly kidnapped
her from her bed.

ENG#=4 VO-NAT



VO-NAT Sheanya (shuh-NY-uh) Octavia Lee


was found safe around 2:30 this
afternoon at a home on 15th Street in
Lynchburg.

An anonymous tip led police to the
apartment where they found the girl and
her father, 20-year-old Andre Shane
Lee.
*CG locator Lynchburg Lee had reportedly broken into his
girlfriend's home on Pierce Street
Tuesday and taken the child.

He's been charged with burglary

and petty larceny ... more charges may
follow.

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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Police Shooting State Police have taken over the


investigation into last night's
shooting of a wanted man in
Christiansburg.
TAKE GRAPHIC GREG TODD AKERS TAKE GRAPHIC GREG AKERS

Greg Todd Akers was wanted in
Montgomery and Floyd Counties on
several felonies including robbery and
abduction.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Christiansburg (:20)
Last Night After being on the run for two
weeks, someone spotted Akers in
Christiansburg at the Hunan House.

Police surrounded the area and
tried to capture him.

Officials say Akers got in his
car and allegedly attempted to run over
two officers who in turn, opened fire.

Akers was shot and taken to

Montgomery Regional Hospital.

State Police are now
investigating.

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INQ=Once the




*CG 2line Sgt. Robert Carpentieri
Salem State Police SGT. CARPENTIERI: :4:47:00:00 ONCE THE
CASE IS ALL PUT TOGETHER BY OUR AGENCY.
IT GOES TO THE COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY OR
A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR FOR REVIEW. :08

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OQ=for review.





VO-NAT VO-NAT (:12+)



Police returned to the scene this
morning where a nearby car dealership
claimed to have ricochet marks on a car
windshield from a stray bullet.

No word whether the marks were a
result of the shooting.
SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=HOLD Akers is still in the hospital.



He has hired an attorney.

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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None If you like country music, then


you'll want to listen up.

There's a showdown of sorts taking
place on local radio.

Country Showdown in Monitor DOUBLE BOXES



DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin/BAM Justin McLeod is here now to tune us


in. Justin?

Shannon, we've probably heard and
seen a lot about it.

LIVE=Justin Full/BAM LIVE FULL

*CG standup Justin McLeod
jmcleod@wdbj7.com There are now three country music
stations in this area and, when the
smoke clears, all three may still be
standing.


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INQ=


*CG locator Roanoke




*CG 2line Brett Sharp
Star Country Program Director
*CG file Television Commercial


*CG 2line Joel Dearing
The Bull Program Director
*CG file Television Commercial



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OQ=WHOLE WORLD GOES COUNTRY. <<((NAT SOUND OF BROADCAST AT 3:15:15))



If you listen to country music on the
radio, you are not alone.

((NAT SOUND OF COUNTRY MUSIC GOING INTO
BITE))

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INQ=Country's doing BRET SHARP/STAR COUNTY PROGRAM


DIRECTOR: COUNTRY'S DOING WELL
NATIONWIDE RIGHT NOW. COUNTRY IS DOING
VERY WELL AND HAS BEEN THE LAST FEW
YEARS.

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OQ=last few years Especially in the Roanoke Lynchburg


market.


[graphic]

Two of the top five stations in the
area are country.

And the number eleventh station
recently dropped its adult contemporary
format for country.

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INQ=While it had it's JOEL DREARING/"THE BULL" PROGRAM


DIRECTOR: WHILE IT HAD IT'S CORE
AUDIENCE, THE AUDIENCE JUST WASN'T BIG
ENOUGH TO SUSTAIN THE RADIO STATION.

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OQ=the radio station So 104.9 is now the Bull.



((NAT SOUND OF COMMERCIAL))

You've probably seen their ads on TV.

But does the Bull have any chance of
beating the powerhouse Star Country?

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INQ=We know there JOEL DREARING/THE "BULL" PROGRAM


DIRECTOR: WE KNOW THERE ARE SOME
THINGS WE CANNOT DO. WE FEEL IN THE
ROANOKE MARKET WE CAN BE NUMBER ONE AND
THAT'S OUR GOAL TO BE NUMBER ONE IN THE
ROANOKE MARKET.

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OQ=IN THE ROANOKE MARKET While WYYD caters to Lynchburg, Star


Country reaches Roanoke, Lynchburg, and
the New River Valley.

((NAT SOUND OF STAR COUNTRY ADS))


It too is advertising heavily on
television, although Star Country says
it is not in response to the Bull.

But will Star Country make any major
changes to compete with the new
station?

SOT FULL 2:59:27 SOT FULL



INQ=Absoultely not BRETT SHARP/STAR COUNTRY PROGRAM


DIRECTOR: ABSOLUTELY NOT, STILL
PLAYING VERY FEW COMMERCIALS, A LOT OF
MUSIC, AND GIVING AWAY BIG PRIZES.

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OQ=away big prizes But Star Country isn't taking any


chances.

It plans to do more promotional
giveaways.

Despite what appears to be a
showdown, the Bull and Star Country say
there is enough room in this town for
both of them.

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INQ=We feel there JOEL DREARING: WE FEEL THERE IS ENOUGH


AUDIENCE IN THE MARKET THAT BOTH OF US
CAN BE HAPPY.

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OQ=CAN BE HAPPY





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INQ=Can we expect to see BRETT SHARP: CAN WE EXPECT TO SEE MORE



COUNTRY MUSIC STATIONS OR IS THREE
ENOUGH? I DON'T KNOW I'D LIKE TO HOPE
THE WHOLE WORLD GOES COUNTRY.

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OQ=WORLD GOES COUNTRY





LIVE=Justin Full/BAM LIVE FULL



The Bull says it will take at least
two rating periods before knowing
whether the new format is working.

DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin/BAM DOUBLE BOXES



Shannon, it just so happens we're in
ratings for radio and that's why you're
hearing about all those contests.

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GRAPHIC=None Al-Qaida's number three man is


now in custody.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT



VO-NAT Pakistani commandos captured


Abu Farraj al-Libbi.

He's said to be a close
confidant of Osama bin Laden.

President Bush calls the

arrest a critical victory.

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GRAPHIC=None A military judge today rejected a


guilty plea from one of the soldiers
accused of abusing prisoners in Iraq.

ENG#=4 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Ft. Hood, Texas

Army Private Lynndie England may
stand trial in connection with the
abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib
prison.

The judge said he is not
convinced England knew that her actions
were wrong at the time.

Defense attorneys argue her
mental problems may have contributed to
her actions in the abuse.

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INQ=She's clearly




*CG 2line Rick Hernandez
Defense Attorney SHE'S CLEARLY IN A DIFFERENT MENTAL
CAPACITY AND DIFFERENT LEARNING

DISABILITIES AND NEUROLOGICAL ISSUES
THAN ANY OF THE OTHERS ACCUSED.

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OQ=of the others accused





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The original plea deal would have
sent England to prison for

considerably less time than if she's
convicted.

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ENG#=1




*CG locator Baghdad, Iraq

Meanwhile in Iraq, a suicide
bombing today is the deadliest in
months.

The U-S military says about 60
people died in the attack outside a
police recruitment center.

Another 150 were wounded.

The bombing happened in the
Kurdish city of Irbil (ur-BEEL'), more

than 2-hundred miles north of Baghdad.

A police captain says the bomber

was standing in line with dozens of
recruits and detonated the bomb just
before reaching the entrance where he
would have been searched.

A Sunni militant group has
claimed responsibility.

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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

Could drugs bring a firefighter
who's been in a coma back to 2005...
again?

The latest on his condition
when News Seven returns.

ENG#=APRISA VO-NAT



VO-NAT Plus why neighbors are still

!!!USE NAT SOUND UNDER!!! taking aim at a Southside shooting
preserve, even though it now has county
approval.

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INQ=HEY FOLKS << Hey folks Mike Stevens back in


the News 7 sports office as the Avs
suffer another power outage.

The Colonial conference gets
football.

Steve Robinson is trying to
decide if he wants to be Spiderman.

And Travis Wells joins us from
Charlotte for Nextel Cup testing under
the lights. Right here on the Big 7.>>

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OQ=...THE BIG 7."



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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None A Henry County hunting club has


hit the target in its attempt to
operate a shooting range.


ENG#=1 VO-NAT 15.5
VO-NAT




*CG locator Henry Co.

Today, the county approved an
application by the Ridgeway Hunter's
Club for a special use permit to host
N-R-A approved shooting matches.

The permit, however, does come
with several restrictions, including
the prohibition of shooting on Sundays.

Many residents who complained
about the noise say they're still not
happy.

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INQ=IT'S LIKE A SLAP




*CG 2line Cynthia Robinson
Henry Co. Resident
:00


*CG 2line Wesley Compton
Ridgeway Hunter's Club Owner CYNTHIA ROBINSON/HENRY CO. RESIDENT: :09 27:29 IT'S LIKE A SLAP IN THE FACE...
SHOULD BE ABLE TO.////WESLEY
COMPTON/RIDGEWAY CLUB OWNER: 2421 WE
WANT TO WORK WITH THEM...PROBLEMS WITH
NOBODY.

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OQ=PROBLEMS WITH NOBODY





VO-NAT VO-NAT



The club will also have to meet
several safety guidelines, which will
require some construction work.

The club will have 90-days to
meet all of the requirements.

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GRAPHIC=None Too much alcohol and too little


common sense can be an explosive
combination.

ENG#=4 VO-NAT :21
VO-NAT




*CG locator Plainfield, OH

Police in a Chicago suburb say a
husband and wife were drinking last
night when they decided to set off
fireworks *inside* their home.

Not only did the fireworks
explode but so did the house.

Both people are hospitallized,
the woman with burns to over half her
body.


Her husband's injuries are said
to be less severe.

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ENG#=1 Doctors in New York are


increasing the medication they're
giving to an injured firefighter,
hoping to repeat what some have called
a miracle.

Don Herbert was brain damaged in
a fire in 1995 and has been in a near
vegetative state ever since.

Until last Saturday when he
suddenly spoke... and didn't stop for
14-hours.

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INQ=For us to speak...




*CG 2line Linda Herbert
Wife LINDA HERBERT/WIFE: FOR US TO SPEAK TO
AND TO BE RECOGNIZED BY MY HUSBAND
AFTER NINE AND A HALF YEARS WAS
COMPLETELY OVERWHELMING.

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OQ=was completely overwhelming.






VO-NAT VO-NAT :08



But since Saturday, Herbert's
condition has worsened.

Doctors say he's extremely tired.

They are increasing his
medication in the hopes his recovery
will continue.

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GRAPHIC=Michael Jackson Now it's up to Michael


Jackson's defense team.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Santa Maria, CA

The prosecution rested its
case in the singer's molestation trial
today.

His lawyers are asking that all
charges be dismissed.

A hearing on the motion is set
for tomorrow.

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You might say Kelsey Grammer's
latest performance was a flop.

We'll show you when News Seven
returns.

ENG#=Aprisa VO-NAT



VO-NAT Plus why a shortage of bees is


all the buzz on many local farms this
Spring.

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GRAPHIC=NEw Neighbor Vinton's newest resident now has


a safe place to call home... right
next to the police department.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT :20
VO-NAT




*CG locator Vinton

This duck has decided to start
her family under a spruce next to the
building.

Once officers saw her there- they

put up signs so she and her 12-eggs
wouldn't be injured by lawn crews or
curious bystanders.

While officials are glad to have
her, they say her presence is out of
the norm.

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INQ=Normally nests 100-yards..




*CG 2line Bob Tomlin
Vinton Animal Control OFC. BOB TOMLIN, VINTON ANIMAL CONTROL:
NORMALLY NESTS 100-YARDS OF WATER, BUT
THE CLOSEST WE'RE TO WATER IS
FOUR-TIMES THAT LENGTH. SO, I HAVE NO
IDEA WHAT CAUSED IT TO DROP DOWN HERE,
BUT WE'RE GLAD IT DID.

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OQ=...we're glad it did.





VO-NAT VO-NAT :10



Tomlin says the stork should
visit around May 22nd, but until then-
if you go to visit the expectant mother
- remember look, but don't touch.

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GRAPHIC=None A shortage of honeybees has some


farmers feeling the sting-

ENG#=2 VO-NAT 13



VO-NAT Two types of mites attacked bees over


the winter - that *CG locator Roanoke Co. has many farmers buzzing about how
crops could be affected.

Honeybees are necessary this time of
year to to cross pollinate vegetable
and fruit blossoms.

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INQ=Most




*CG 2line Jon Vest
VA Cooperative Extension 12:00:12 JON VEST: MOST IMPORTANTLY
WOULD PROBABLY BE OUR TREE FRUITS CROPS
IN THE AREA PARTICULARLY APPLES THAT
BENEFIT FROM CROSS POLINIZATION.

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OQ=from cross-polinization





VO-NAT VO-NAT 18



At Jamisons (Jam- eh-sons) orchard
in Roanoke County, bee hives are kept
on site all the time, but they have
lost some of their bees.

Ron Haniwalt is a beekeeper who takes
hives to farmers who need them.

He says bees are now being allowed in

from out of state.

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INQ=IN vIRGINIA




*CG 2line Ron Haniwalt
Beekeeper 12;09:22 RON HANIWALT: IN VIRGINIA
THEY'VE TRADITIONALLY RATHER NOT HAVE
BEES IN FROM OUT OF STATE IT'S A WAY TO
BRING IN DISEASE.

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OQ=bring in disease





VO-NAT VO-NAT 09 plus pad



Agriculture experts say they're
medicating hives to try to cut down the
mite problem.

They say they hope to have the
honeybee population thriving again
soon.

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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE Avs highlights, football in the


Colonial and Travis Wells checking in
from Nascar testing in Charlotte.

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*CG locator Ponte Vedra, FL
May 19, 2003 The Big East and ACC have ended :00 their lawsuits over school defections
with a multimillion dollar agreement.

Both commissioners, including Big

East boss Mike Tranghese have signed
off on the deal, as well as the member
schools.

The settlement didn't specify how
much - but it is believed each Big east
school left behind picked up $1 million
bucks..
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*CG carolina j
Myrtle Beach
4


Salem
1




j
Kinston
9


Lynchburg
3


*CG colbaseb


Richmond

6
j
Virginia Tech
18




j
Towson
7


Maryland
5


*CG hsbaseb j
Ft. Chiswell
15


Galax
5




j
Staunton River
7


Jefferson Forest
0


*CG mlbal j

Baltimore
5


Toronto
1




j
Texas
16


Oakland
7


*CG mlbal j
Boston
4


Detroit
3




j
Tampa Bay
11


New York
8



*CG mlbnl j
New York
3


Philadelphia
2






Florida
2
j
Atlanta
5


*CG nba j
Washington
112


Chicago
110


Wizards Lead Series 3-to-2


San Antonio
47


Denver
46

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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=AVALANCHE The Salem Avalanche was back home


tonight hosting Myrtle Beach in game
three of their four game series.

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*CG locator Salem
Pelicans vs. Avalanche The Avs came out tonight in their :00 camouflage jerseys and they hit the
target on this one as Matt Albers guns
get the strikeout and take down with
one shot.

The Pelicans would get two runs
in the top of the first and then two
more in the 7th as Matt Esquivel hits
line drive down the third base line.
Runners on the second and third -
Martin Prado and Josh Burrus score to

make it 4-to-nothing Myrtle Beach.

Salem would get one back in the
bottom of the seventh as Justin *CG final Myrtle Beach Humphries whacks one deep to center. 4 Ryan Kochen scores from first, but Salem that's it. The Avs get just four hits 1 and lose it 4-to-1. They'll wrap up the
series tomorrow night at 7.

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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=THE COLONIAL The Colonial Athletic


Association, often known as the
Colonial conference, officially added
football to list of sports today.

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*CG locator Richmond
:00 This afternoon in Richmond the
league's member schools including
defending national champ JMU, met to
announce that the Colonial Athletic
Conference will begin fielding football
teams in 2007.

Currently most of the school play
the majority of their sports in the

CAA, but compete in the Atlantic 10 for
football.

The league will consist of 12
members - will get each institution on
the same page.

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*CG 2line Tom Yeager
Colonial Conference Commissioner
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OQ=...HEIGHTENS THAT INTEREST


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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=RICHMOND The University of Richmond's


search for a new head basketball coach
is still focusing on Roanoke's own
Steve Robinson.

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*CG file NCAA
:00 The former, Fleming, Ferrum and
Radford star, who is currently an

assistant coach at North Carolina, is
at the top of the Spiders' wish list.

In fact, several sources tell us
that the job is Robinson's if he wants
it and that an offer is on the table.

Robinson played golf at a UNC
fundraiser today, and is expected to
make up his mind by week's end.
MIKE ON CAMERA MIKE ON CAMERA

GRAPHIC=RAMON WILLIAMS If he goes to Richmond he will


not have Ramon Williams as an
assistant. The former Fleming and VMI
great, who recruited most of the
current players on the Richmond roster,
has decided to leave UR and coach at
DePaul in Chicago with Jerry Wainright.

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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=LEITAO Dave Leitao has added another


coach to his staff at Virginia.

This afternoon Rob Lanier the
head coach at Siena for the past four
years said he will join the UVa staff
as an assistant.


Leitao also has hired Gene Cross
to this point.
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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NBDL The NBDL announced that three of


its franchises are either moving or
folding.

Columbus and Asheville have been
sold and will relocate to Tulsa,
Oklahoma and Austin, Texas.

Huntsville likely will be
terminated.

Roanoke will be back next year,
but the noticeable trend is to get away
from teams that are owned by the league
- and Roanoke is owned by the league.
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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=LOWE'S SPEEDWAY The Lowe's Motor Speedway wrapped


up two intense days of testing tonight.

26 Nextel Cup teams have taken
advantage of the opportunity to try out
the new surface.

Travis Wells checks in from
Concord, North Carolina with some mixed

reviews.

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*CG locator Concord, NC
:00


*CG 2line Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Budweiser Chevy Driver
:14


*CG 2line Dale Jarrett
UPS Ford Driver
:32


*CG 2line Kyle Petty
Georgia Pacific Dodge Driver
:44


*CG 2line Michael Waltrip
NAPA Chevy Driver
1:11


*CG 2line Humpy Wheeler
Lowe's Motor Speedway President
1:23


*CG standup Travis Wells

twells@wdbj7.com
1:41



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IPOD WINNER IPOD WINNER
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*CG wakeup Dianne Tanner
Rustburg
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IPOD WINNER ANNOUNCE


SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None As Disneyland kicked off it's 50th



anniversary bash, the master of
cermonies took a fall.

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*CG locator Anaheim, CA

The man known for taking the
spotlight, Kelsey Grammer, took fell
off stage.

Grammer missed the end of the stage
during a presentation.

However, he did climb back up and
the show went on.

Outside, the celebration went off
without a hitch, featuring a new parade
and other festivities.

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SHAN ON CAM SHAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None A wedding ring is back on a Texas


woman's finger after getting lost
18-years ago.

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*CG locator Magnolia, TX

Roger Sailors was perusing a

pawnshop when he happened to glance
down at the jewelry selection.

A certain ring jumped out at him,
one he quickly recognized.

It turned out to be the wedding
ring he had given to his wife, Joan in
1969.

The ring was stolen from their
home in 1987.

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*CG 2line Roger Sailors
Found Lost Ring ROGER SAILORS/FOUND LOST RING: I WOULD
HAVE PAID WHATEVER HE ASKED TO GET THE
RINGS BACK. WE FIGURED THAT WAS A SMALL
PRICE TO PAY FOR A MIRACLE, FOR
ANSWERED PRAYER.

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OQ=for answered prayer.





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Roger paid just over
eight-hundred dollars for the ring in
1969.

He forked over another 3-hundred
to get it back. (END VO) (END VO)