7/4/05

News-7 at 6:00


KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

Can't find Roanoke's annual
fourth of July spectacle? We'll take
you there in just a moment- -in plenty
of time for you to join the fun
yourself.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT And a graveyard on the Tech


campus. This is only a test.

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Tonight in Sports Rick Mast talking
about the Young Guns of Nascar.
Orioles with a big comeback.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT



VO-NAT And Roanoke Dazzle maybe losing


their coach, but don't worry - it's not
permanent.

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GRAPHIC=None We continue to dodge the showers on


this fourth of July. Warm and humid
conditions mean clouds and showers
stick around for a few more days.
3-Shot 3-Shot

News Seven at Six is next
Open (Open)

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*CG 306


*CG standup Keith Humphry

khumphry@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Grant Kittelson
gkittelson@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Robin Reed
rreed@wdbj7.com
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KEITH on VO

KEITH on VO

Roanoke's July 4th celebration is
forced to move.

We'll see how things are going across
the river.

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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
Jean has this Independence Day off.
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GRAPHIC=July 4th Across the country and in the


Roanoke Valley, Americans are

celebrating their independence in many
different ways.

For thousands here in western
Virginia that will include Music for
Americans.

ROANOKE DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & DOUBLE BOXES


Joe/Microwave This year, the problems with
Victory Stadium almost de-railed the
event, but the show will go on at
River's Edge and that's where Joe
Dashiell is tonight.

LIVE=Joe Full/Miocrowave LIVE FULL

*CG standup Joe Dashiell
jdashiell@wdbj7.com


*CG live Roanoke

Joe ad-libs


ROLLCUE: "Victory Stadium, the show
willl go on here at River's Edge."



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INQ=


*CG locator Roanoke
:00


*CG 2line Jan Wilkins
Event Producer

:25
*CG 2line John Brown
Event Volunteer
1:01

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OQ=get you a good seat and come on in. <

and their pets have free run of
River's Edge...

But on this day, the complex of
athletic fields is a beehive of
activity.

[NAT SOUND OF PREPARATIONS]

The crews that were rigging the
stage, sound and lights... were setting
up shop in a new location...

With the move from Victory
Stadium, The Roanoke Times and event
planners were preparing for a larger
crowd.

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INQ=We planned this whole thing WE PLANNED THIS WHOLE THING AROUND THE


ASSUMPTION OF 30- THOUSAND, BECAUSE AT
THE STADIUM WE TYPICALLY GET 26 TO 28.
AND WE THINK BECAUSE IT'S NEW AND
DIFFERENT AND MAYBE THE WEATHER IS
BETTER THAN IT EVER HAS BEEN ON JULY
FOURTH, THAT ACTUALY PEOPLE WILL REALLY
WANT TO COME.

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OQ=really want to come. The new location doesn't have the


permanent seating that Victory stadium
offered, but River's Edge has plenty of
capacity for all comers, and the
prospect of better sound.

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INQ=I've learned that I'VE LEARNED THAT MOST PEOPLE WHO LIVE


IN ROANOKE DON'T HAVE A CLUE WHERE
RIVER'S EDGE IS. YOU SAY IT'S OVER THE
RIVER FROM THE STADIOUM AND THEY SAY
WHAT? SO GETTING PEOPLE HERE AND MAKING
THEM FEEL COMFORTABLE IS OUR BIG JOB
NUMBER ONE.



JOHN BROWN: TELL PEOPLE TO COME ON OUT
AND GET HERE EARLY GET YOU A GOOD SEAT
AND COME ON IN.

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OQ=a good seat and come on in.





LIVE=Joe Full/Microwave LIVE FULL

*CG live Roanoke

Joe ad-lib



ROANOKE DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & DOUBLE BOXES


Joe/Microwave Keith question: How much trouble did
event planners encounter in the move to
River's Edge?




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ROBIN ON CAM ROBIN ON CAM



WEATHER CENTER

POSITION #1




SKYTRACKER/FULL **** RADAR ANALYSIS





DOUBLE BOXES TOSS TO KEITH


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GRAPHIC=July 4th River's Edge is just one of many places


where you can take in fireworks
tonight.

Here's a list of some other places you

can see them, in... or near your
hometown.

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OQ=(song ends)



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GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial Independence Day gave others the


opportunity to reflect on their freedom
at solemn sites like the National D-Day
Memorial in Bedford.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT :10.5
VO-NAT




*CG locator Bedford

The Overlord Arch was busy with
visitors, including Joe and Chris
Obenshain. Sharing a July 4th
tradition, they came together to
reflect on the sacrifices of others.

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INQ=I am a veteran







*CG 2line Joe Obershain
D-Day Memorial Visitor
:00


*CG 2line Chris Obenshain
D-Day Memorial Visitor
:13

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OQ=thank them for their sacrifices.





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Other visitors included a family from
North Carolina that spent their
vacation in Bedford to make their first
visit to the D-Day Memorial.

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GRAPHIC=None This July 4th will go down as a special


day for dozens of new Americans.

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INQ=Against all enemies OATH: Against all enemies, foreign and


domestic.



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OQ=foreign and domestic.





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*CG locator Arlington

50 people from 28 countries celebrated
their first Fourth of July in Arlington
today as new American citizens.

They are among 15 thousand people who
become U-S citizens this week in
similar ceremonies across the country
and will now call the United States
their home.

Immediately following the ceremony, the
new citizens registered to vote.

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A former music teacher is charged with
with having sex with a student - 10
years ago. Her story is just ahead.

ENG#=APRISA VO-NAT



VO-NAT And it looks like a cemetery, but


there's nothing buried six feet under.

And researchers find it as exciting as
watching grass grow.

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KEITH ON CAM A former Augusta County music teacher
GRAPHIC=None has been arrested in California on


charges she had sex with a female
student

in Augusta County almost a decade ago.

Forty-nine-year-old Shelby Sue Shelton
is awaiting extradition to Virginia.

Her accuser claims she was abused
between 1996 and 1998.
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GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech There's some new research at


Virginia Tech, folks are dying to know
about.

For months, motorists along
Southgate Drive have been wondering why
there are gravestones on campus.


New River Valley Bureau Chief
Rachel DePompa found out it's not a
cemetery, but a place to watch the
grass grow.

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INQ=You can't miss it


*CG locator Blacksburg
:00


*CG 2line Shawn Askey
VT Turfgrass Specialist
:44
*CG standup Rachel DePompa
rdepompa@wdbj7.com
1:01
*CG 2line Mike Goatley
VT Turfgrass Specialist
1:09



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OQ=News 7, Blacksburg <


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You can't miss it from the side of the
road. More than 100 white tombstones
along Southgate drive. Virginia Tech's
very own cemetery is drawing attention.



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INQ=Somebody stopped MICHAEL GOATLEY: 49:46:00 SOMEBODY


STOPPED BY TO ASK US IF THIS WAS AN
ANTI WAR STATEMENT. SOMEONE ELSE
INQUIRED WERE WE TRYING TO MAKE AN ANTI
ABORTION STATEMENT. :53..

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OQ=abortion statement.



But this is no statement and there's
nothing six feet under these markers,
this is actually a research project.
Turfgrass specialist Mike Goatley built
this fake cemetery to test out 12
different varieties of grass.



NAT BREAK: A VERY COMMON LAWN WEED IS
CRAB GRASS 56:02:00

He and his team are trying to find out
which grass is the easiest to care for.



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INQ=A turf grass SHAWN ASKEY: 54:57:00 A TURF GRASS THAT


DOES NOT HAVE TO OR NEED TO BE MOWED
EVERY FIVE DAYS. TURF GRASS THAT IS
GONNA LOOK GOOD REGARDLESS OF T HE
VARIOUS STRESSES THAT WE WOULD
ENCOUNTER LIKE A RECENT DROUGHT THAT
WE'VE HAD. :07

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OQ=we've had.




The results of this three year study
could help keep cemetery's looking
better as well as parks, roadside areas
even homeowner yards.



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INQ=This is RACHEL DEPOMPA: 1:03:26:00 THIS IS


KENTUCKY 31 THE MOST COMMON GRASS IN
VIRGINIA. IT PROBABLY MAKES UP YOUR
LAWN. AND THE RESEARCH IS SHOWING RIGHT
NOW THAT IT'S THE FASTEST GROWING..
MEANING YOU'VE GOT TO MOW IT A LOT. :36

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OQ=it a lot.



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INQ=When you are MIKE GOATLEY: 52:39:00 WHEN YOU ARE IN


A STATE AS DIVERSE AS VIRGINIA IS WITH
IT'S CLIMATE RANGING FROM THE TIDEWATER
TO THE MOUNTAINS. THERE REALLY IS NO
SUCH THING AS A PERFECT GRASS FOR ANY
SITUATION. WE'RE LOOKING FOR IT. WE
HAVEN'T FOUND. NOR DO I SUSPECT WE EVER
WILL FIND THAT PERFECT GRASS. :52

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OQ=that perfect grass



But researchers do hope to identify
three or four types of grass that grows
well, with few weeds, that you might
want as your lawn.


Rachel DePompa, News 7, Blacksburg. >>

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There are some showers scattered around
just now, but what's in store in a
couple of hours, about fireworks time?
Robin has the evening forecast still
ahead.

ENG#=APRISA VO-NAT



VO-NAT And holiday spirits weren't the only


things soaring today in Lexington,
where balloons and attendance are both
on the rise.

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GRAPHIC=None A crowd of thousands will gather


tonight in Lexington for the second day
of the B-B-and-T Balloon Rally.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
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*CG locator Lexington

The hot air balloons were early
risers this morning as they lifted off
from the V-M-I parade ground around 7
o'clock.

Now in its 9th year the event has
become a favorite for Lexington
residents like Peggy Hays who bought
her husband a balloon ride as a
birthday gift.

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INQ=Oh, I think it's the excitement




*CG 2line Peggy Hays
Balloon Rally Spectator







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OQ=on the 4th of july





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Sponsored by the Lexington
Sunrise Rotary Club, the event raises
money for youth activities and other
programs in Rockbridge county.

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GRAPHIC=None Coming up in sports. The Roanoke
ENG#=APRISA Dazzle's head Coach maybe going


overseas. Afternoon baseball from the
Big leagues

VO-NAT VO-NAT



and Rick Mast talks about the
changing attitude of the Drivers on the
Nextel Cup Circuint and how things have
changed drastically since he was in the
Drivers Seat.

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GRAPHIC=MLB In their first season in Washington


the Nationals have been the surprise
team of Major League Baseball. They
are 1 of only 2 National League teams

to have 50 wins at the season's half
way point. The Nats celebrating
Independence Day with a home Game on
the 4th.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Washington, DC
ESPN Washington's players also
celebrating their Independence from
having to play in Montreal and Puerto
Rico the past couple of Seasons as they
took on the Mets.

Nationals were up 1 to zip in the
bottom of the Sixth when Jose Guillen
ropes a double to left center field.
Junior Spivey will come all the way
around from first to score it's 2 to
nothing Nats.

Mets would come back and tie it.
Top of the 7th. 1 run already in when
Mike Cameron would single driving in
Jose Reyes. it was tied up at 2 a
piece.

It would stay that way until the 9th
when the Mets would score 3 more runs. *CG final New York Pinch Hitter Jose Offerman getting the 5 Game Winning R-B-I. 5 to 2 the Washington Nationals lose to the New York Mets.

2



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GRAPHIC=MLB The Baltimore Orioles had a better


start than the Nationals but have since
hit some rocky times and fallen out of
first place in the American League
East. They trail the defending World
Series champion Boston Red Sox.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator New York, NY
ESPN/Comcast And have the team they were taking
on today the New York Yankees trying to
overtake them for second place.

This one was a slug-fest. It was
tied at 6 in the seventh when Luis
Matos would drive one to the gap in
left centerfield. That would score 2
runs, the Orioles were up 8 to 6.

But the Yankees would come back.
In the Bottom of the 8th with the Bases
Loaded. The All Star B.J. Ryan would
walk Alex Rodriguez to tie the game up

at 8.

The Very next batter. Bernie
Williams, not so good in Centerfield
but man *CG final Baltimore can he still hit. Williams dumps one 8 into right field to score 2 runs and New York the Yankees take the lead and go onto 13 win 13 to 8 over the Orioles.

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GRAPHIC=NEXTEL CUP The Nextel Cup series which has


been getting younger and younger with
each season - will have even more young
guns next year as Mark Martin and Rusty
Wallace retire.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG file NASCAR
:00 Transition is part of any sport,
but NASCAR drastically changed its line
of thinking when it decided to go for
"Generation X" and cultivate new
younger fans about five years ago.

NASCAR did so by bringing in
drivers who have an abundance of

talent, but also plenty of attitude.

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*CG 2line Rick Mast
364 Career Cup Starts
:03







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OQ=...it's a good deal




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GRAPHIC=HOLD NEXTEL The Nextel Cup series heads to


Chicago this coming weekend.
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GRAPHIC=Dazzle The Roanoke Dazzle have had an


interesting off-season, there were
questions whether they would be back,
which they will be and with the new
N-B-A collective Bargining agreement.
The N-B-D-L looks more like a true
minor league system.

ENG#=4 VO-NAT
VO-NAT





*CG locator Roanoke
2004-2005 season and now they maybe losing their
coach, Well at least for just a month.
Dazzle Head Coach Kent Davison maybe
heading over seas for a month to coach
in Korea.

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*CG 2line Kent Davison
Roanoke Dazzle Head Coach



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OQ=wait and see.


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GRAPHIC=Tour de France Lance Armstrong will not be riding


in another Tour De France after this
year. or so he says.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Tours, France
OLN Lance and rest of the riders took to
the roads for a nice little 133 mile
ride. It was the 3rd stage of the

tour. Belgium's Tom Boonen won for the
second straight day. He won in a
mad-dash sprint to the finish line.
This afternoon was mostly a flat stage
with no real movement by the leaders.
David Zabriske maintained his 2 second
lead over Armstrong and retains the
Yellow Jersey.

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