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News-7 at 11



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GRAPHIC=News7 @ 11 Amidst everything that has happened

EDUCATION 7 ANIMATION within the Roanoke County School
System, over the past few
months.....events where parents can
voice concerns have been well attended.
And at a school board meeting last
week, parents asked to see results from
a survey teachers did on how they felt
about their jobs and their bosses.

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INQ=


*CG 2line Mike Stovall
School Board Chairman
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*CG locator Roanoke Co.
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OQ=we've got to answer < (END SOT) teachers agreed they're satisfied with


their jobs.


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INQ= 9:01:47-51 IT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD


THAT 81 PERCENT ARE HAPPY WITH THEIR
JOBS

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OQ= 83 percent say they're satifsfied


with the communication with their
principals....

BUT when the teachers were asked
about the Central Office, which is the
category Superintendent Linda Weber
falls under, the answers weren't so
positive.

Less than half trust and have
confidence in the Central Office
staff.....

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INQ= 9:02:41-03:00 CENTRAL OFFICE IS THE BIG


BOSS, FROM UP HERE, AND WHEN THEY SHOW
UP, REGARDELSS WHY THEY SHOW UP, PEOPLE
GET INTIMIDATED, WHEN SHE SEES THE
SUPERINTENDENT COME INTO HER SCHOOL SHE
BECOMES INTIMIDATED

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OQ= He also believes it's a lack of


knowledge about the administration's
role....

Fair enough but still 57 percent
aren't confident that if they voice

their honest opinions, somebody won't
try to get even.

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INQ= 9:04:46-51 WELL I THINK THAT'S A


QUESTION WE'VE GOT TO ANSWER

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OQ= >>


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You can find the complete
survey and results on our webpage.
Just fo to wdbj7-dot-com and click on
websites in the News.
NATASHA ON CAM NATASHA ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE Now, News Seven has conducted its own


poll on Weber's performance. We'll have
those results tomorrow on News Seven at
Six and Eleven.
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GRAPHIC=NONE As we saw on our newscast last


night, they're finally ready to "PLAY
BALL!" on Cave Spring's new athletic
fields.

Now the focus will turn to the

upcoming football season AND for good
reason.

NOW & THEN in monitor DOUBLE BOXES



DOUBLE BOXES=Natasha & Justin/BAM Justin McLeod is here to tell us why.


Justin, what's the issue?

Natasha, it's the condition of Bogle
Field.

LIVE=Justin Full/BAM LIVE FULL

*CG standup Justin McLeod
jmcleod@wdbj7.com That is where both Cave Spring and
Hidden Valley play its football games
and last season many felt the field was
unsafe.

Tonight, we look into what's being
done to fix the problem.

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*CG locator Roanoke Co.
October 2005
:00


*CG nameloc Danny Aiken
Cave Spring H. S. Football Player
October 2005
:10
*CG 2line Martin Misicko
Roanoke Co. Schools
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OQ=FOR MULTIPLE SPORTS <<((NAT SOUND OF THE FOOTBALL GAME ON


1105))

Remember this?

During last year's football season,
Bogle Field looked more like a muddy
mess.

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INQ=We stepped DANNY AIKEN/CAVE SPRING H.S. FOOTBALL


PLAYER: YOU STEPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF
THE FIELD, YOU SUNK DOWN TWO INCHES,
THREE INCHES IN THE MUD, TURF JUST
BEING PULLED UP.

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OQ=being pulled up It wasn't always like this.



Take a look at how beautiful the
field look before the season started.

So what went wrong?

Certainly, two teams playing on it
constantly didn't help.

But maintenance crews also cut the
grass too short and the school system
improperly used the irrigation system.

Today, the field is in much better
shape thanks in part to this turf
blanket.

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INQ=It allows water MARTIN MISICKO/DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS:



IT ALLOWS WATER INTO THE GRASS AND THE
SURFACE UNDERNEATH BUT IT DOESN'T LET
THE COLDNESS NECESSARILY DAMAGE THE
GRASS. IT KEEPS IT NICE AND WARM TO
HELP WITH THE GERMINATION OF THE GRASS.

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OQ=OF THE GRASS A similar blanket was used nearby at


Hidden Valley's soccer field and you
can see how well it worked.

Back here at Bogle, crews have also
re-seeded and fertilized the field.

So when the blanket comes off in two
weeks, is the school system confident
the problems will be solved?

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INQ=100% MARTIN MISICKO: 100-PERCENT.



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OQ=100% Even so, the school system is looking


to the future.

The school board wants to partner
with Roanoke County Parks and
Recreation to put in artificial turf
here at Bogle Field.

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INQ=You can use it MARTIN MISICKO: YOU CAN USE IT YEAR


ROUND IF NEED BE. WE'RE NOT WORRIED
ABOUT THE WEAR OF THE FIELD, GRASS
COMING OFF, SO WE CAN USE IT FOR
MULTIPLE SPORTS.


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OQ=MULTIPLE SPORTS





LIVE=Justin Full/BAM LIVE FULL



But it won't be cheap.

In fact, it could cost nearly a
million dollars. If it's approved by
the Board of Supervisors, the
artificial turf would be laid down
after the upcoming season.

DOUBLE BOXES=Natasha & Justin/BAM DOUBLE BOXES



Natasha, the plan would then be to
put this turf in at all the county's
high schools.
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NATASHA ON CAM NATASHA ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE A well known face in the Franklin


County school system is retiring.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Franklin Co.
File Tape High School Principal Benny
Gibson made the announcement this week.

Gibson has been principal for
15-years, but he's worn many hats
during his 30-years with Franklin

County schools -- from teacher to
athletic director.

The 53-year-old says he's now
ready for a change.

Gibson's last day is June 30th.

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GRAPHIC=NONE More than a week after News Seven


uncovered citations from the Virginia
Department of Labor and Industry

against Buena Vista, the city is
speaking about a trench collapse that
killed two workers.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Buena Vista
September 21, 2005 Today, city leaders released a
statement saying they received the
report of findings and are in the
process of addressing them.

They also expressed the city's
deepest sympathy to the families of
Roger Coleman and David Carter.

Some of the citations included
not training workers properly and not
having the proper equipment on scene.

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GRAPHIC=NONE Relatives of a man who survived a


fatal fall in Martinsville say they're
optimistic about his condition.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT 48-year-old Michael Hinsberger


HINES-burger is in critical condition
at Roanoke Memorial hospital.

*CG locator Martinsville He and 60-year-old Gregory Yesterday Harrington had finished installing an
antenna on this radio tower Monday,
when the cable they were being lowered
on... apparently broke.

The men fell 30-feet to the
ground, killing Harrington.

Hinsberger's family says he's in
a coma, but is breathing on his own.

State investigators are now
trying to figure out what caused the
cable to break.

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GRAPHIC=Murder Invest. Nineteen years have passed since an


87-year old woman was murdered in
Grandin Court.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke

Today Bertha Sommardahl's killer
was found guilty.

Thomas Lee Crowder, Junior, had
gotten away with it, until the state
crime lab matched up his D-N-A on a

"cold hit" late last year.

Together with a bloody palm print
and a confession, the D-N-A led to a
"no contest" plea.

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INQ=That's only one




*CG 2line Donald Caldwell
Roanoke Commonwealth's Attorney THAT'S ONLY ONE PART OF THREE WAYS OF
PROVING THIS CASE. COLLECTIVELY,
THERE'S JUST NO QUESTION THAT THIS IS
THE MR. CROWDER WHO'S GUILTY OF THE
CRIME.

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OQ=of the crime





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There was no plea agreement.

Crowder will be sentenced in June.

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NATASHA ON CAM NATASHA ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE Scammers are still trying to


SCAM ALERT 7 ANIMATION steal people's money in Radford and
Blacksburg.

ENG#=4 VO-NAT



VO-NAT Radford Landlord David Hill just


got his check in the mail this week.

Of course, he already knew it was
a scam.

Like many others in the area, he
got an email from a person who was in a
foreign country and wanted to rent his
place.

The scammer sent a check, but for
too much money and asked Hill to send
some of it back.

But Hill kept writing back so he
could show people what the fake check
looks like.

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INQ=We'll see what




*CG 2line David Hill
Radford Landlord DAVID HILL:1:55:00 WE'LL SEE WHAT
HAPPENS. .I'M SURE THIS WILL KILL IT
WHEN I TELL THEM THE BANK ADVISED ME TO
LET THE CHECK CLEAR WHICH I KNOW I
HAVEN'T DEPOSITED. :03 SO I IDON'T
THINK I'LL HEAR FROM THEM ANYMORE. :05

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OQ=them anymore.





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The check is from a Florida bank
and even has a real routing number, but
don't be fooled, there's no money to
deposit.

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NATASHA ON CAM NATASHA ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE He was a slave, a sideshow


attraction ... and for years he was
ridiculed as a savage from the jungles
of Africa.

Now, Lynchburg residents are
learning more about the tragic life and
death of Ota Benga (OH-tuh BANG-uh).

Steve Smallshaw reports.

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INQ=His wide smile


*CG locator Courtesy: Missouri
Historical Society
:00

*CG 2line Anne Van de Graaf
Conference Organizer
:25
*CG standup Steve Smallshaw
ssmallshaw@wdbj7.com
:54
*CG 2line Laura Munson
White Rock Cemetery
1:15
*CG 2line W. S. Dibinga
African Scholar
1:31

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OQ=News7, Lynchburg. << His wide smile belies the truth of
(END SOT) a life filled with inhumane treatment.



Ota Benga was an African pygmy
brought to America as an exhibit for
the 1904 World's Fair.

For years after, he was displayed
as an example of how man evolved from
the apes ... even spending time in the
chimpanzee cage at the Bronx Zoo.

On the only known photograph of
Ota Benga, someone wrote --
inaccurately -- that he was a cannibal.

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IN Q=It's a very 18:35:59 ANN VAN DE GRAAF/CONFERENCE


ORGANIZER: IT'S A VERY PAINFUL PART OF
OUR PAST, I THINK, BUT ALSO YOU HAVE TO

LOOK AT IT FROM ANOTHER ASPECT, THERE
WAS OTA BENGA PLUCKED OUT OF THE FOREST
AND GOING TO THIS SO-CALLED CIVILIZED
COUNTRY AND IN A WAY HE WAS A HERO
BECAUSE HE ADAPTED TO LIFE HERE.

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OUT Q=to life here. Ota Benga moved to Lynchburg in


1910 and studied at the Virginia
Seminary.

But despondent because he couldn't
afford to return home to Africa, he
killed himself in March, 1916.

SOT Standup 18:31:44



IN Q=Records show that Records show that Ota Benga was buried


in the Old City Cemetery, but there is
anecdotal evidence that he was later
moved here to White Rock Cemetery, to a
site that was marked by four metal
posts with a pipe in the middle. At
some point Laura Munson and the others
would like to exhume the body that's
buried here, and let a DNA test settle
the question.
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OUT Q=settle the question.





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IN Q=His rightful 18:51:45 LAURA MUNSON/WHITE ROCK


CEMETERY: HIS RIGHTFUL HONOR AND

RESPECT. HE WANTED HIS REMAINS TO BE
BACK IN THE CONGO AND I THINK THAT'S
IMPORTANT.

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NATSOT NATSOT 18:42:41


RUN02 "HARAMBAY!"

Organizers are sponsoring a
conference for residents to learn more
about Ota Benga ... and the plight of
present-day pygmies as well.

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IN Q=Discussing issues 18:54:19 DR. W.S. DIBINGA/AFRICAN


SCHOLAR : DISCUSSING ISSUES SURROUNDING
OTA BENGA, WE ASK WHAT WE HAVE DONE TO
THEM, AND WHAT CAN WE DO NOT TO CHANGE
THEM BUT TO LEARN FROM THEM. AND TO SEE
HOW WE CAN USE WHAT WE LEARN FROM THEM
TO BETTER HUMANITY.

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OUT Q=to better humanity. The conference runs through


Saturday.

Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.
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A man accused of plotting to
kill the president leans his fate.

Coming up, why some may say he
got off easy.

ENG#=3



VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG tease GAS GUZZLERS

Plus many say the U-S is too
dependent on oil.

Now the government's taking
action against gas guzzlers.
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NATASHA ON CAM NATASHA ON CAM

Still ahead on News Seven
tonight, why two city council
canddiates are accusing the Roanoke
times of bias.

ENG#=1



VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG tease OPERATION INKED

Plus Roanoke police officers say
they haven't forgotten... and now
they're making a new effort to go after

those who've skirted the law.
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INQ=hey folks...




*CG tease AHEAD IN SPORTS

<< Hey folks Mike Stevens back in
the News 7 Sports office as 400 folks
have a chance to have dinner with JJ.

Cinderella George Mason touches
down on Indianapolis tonight.

Plus, we'll check on some solid
softball play from the Moyer involving
Ferrum and Roanoke.

And expect more of this Sunday in
Martinsville - later on the Big 7.>>

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NATASHA ON CAM NATASHA ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE You may have woke up this morning


and saw a few familiar names in the
paper.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke

That's because Roanoke Police
kicked off Operation Inked today.

Anyone with an outstanding
warrant or summons got their names
published in the Roanoke Times, and on
the Police Department's web site.

Police set up their Operation
headquarters this morning not expecting
much response.

But by tonight about 200 warrants
had been served.


There are more than 39-hundred
names on the list.

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GRAPHIC=Sentencing A Virginia man who plotted to


assassinate President Bush has been
sentenced to 30 years in prison.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG file File Tape

Twenty-five-year-old Ahmed Omar
Abu Ali (AHK'-med OH'-mar ah-BOO'
ah-LEE') was convicted in November of
conspiracy to assassinate the
president, and providing support to
Al-Qaida, among other crimes.

He faced a mandatory minimum of
20 years and maximum sentence of life.

Abu Ali confessed to his
involvement after being arrested at a
Saudi Arabia university in 2003.

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ENG#=4 The death-penalty case against


al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui
has been turned over to the jury.

Prosecutors said today that
Moussaoui shared responsibility for the
death of Americans on 9-11 by lying to
investigators beforehand. Moussaoui
admitted to knowing about the plan but
did not tell authorities about it.

But defense attorneys call
Moussaoui a "hanger on" who had nothing
to do with the 9-11 attacks.

The jury will resume
deliberations tomorrow.

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GRAPHIC=HOLD SENTENCING A U.S. District Judge sentenced


lobbyist Jack Abramoff to nearly six
years in prison Wednesday.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT This comes in the midst of heated


talks of immigration laws by Abramoff's
fellow lobbyists in the Senate today.

Abramoff was convicted of fraud
in a Miami federal court for faking

documents to get a 60-million dollar
loan to buy the SunCruz fleet of
gambling ships.

He pled guilty as part of a plea
bargain that included cooperating in a
federal investigation into whether
Washington politicians gave his clients
favorable treatment in exchange for
illegal gifts.

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GRAPHIC=Campaign 2006 Two candidates for Roanoke City


Council are taking aim at the Roanoke
Times.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke

Today, Stuart Revercomb
(REH-ver-comb) and Mark McConnel
described the newspaper's endorsement
process as a charade, and said they
will not participate in editorial board
interviews.

The Republicans say it's a
foregone conclusion the newspaper will

endorse the Independent ticket of
Alfred Dowe, Gwen Mason and David
Trinkle.

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INQ=To interview




*CG 2line Stuart Revercomb

(R) Roanoke City Council Candidate STUART REVERCOMB/(R) ROANOKE CITY


COUNCIL CANDIDATE: TO INTERVIEW
CANDIDATES TO GIVE IT THE APPEARANCE OF
CREDIBILITY AND THEN TO TURN AROUND AND
ENDORSE THE TICKET YOU'VE BEEN WITH ALL
THE TIME, JUST SEEMS LIKE A DECEPTION
THAT WE SHOULD NOT PLAY A PART IN.

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OQ=that we should not play a part in.



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The candidates also questioned
the objectivity of the paper's news
coverage, producing an e-mail from
reporter Todd Jackson to Mayor Nelson
Harris.

The email described a
conversation with council member Brian
Wishneff, and the Republicans say it
served as a warning to the Mayor.
NATASHA ON CAM NATASHA ON CAM

GRAPHIC=HOLD Roanoke Times Editor Mike Riley



said the e-mail was one small part of
an ongoing conversation between a
reporter and one of his sources. And
Riley said the newspaper found no merit
in the allegation.

Responding to the claim that the
paper's endorsement process is flawed,
Editorial Page Editor Tommy Denton said
the candidates are entitled to their
opinion, but Denton said they are
incorrect.


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GRAPHIC=NONE Softball from the Moyer, Dinner


plans with JJ Redick, plus no chance of
a kinder, gentler Martinsville this
weekend.

But first Your Extra Point -
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VO-NAT




*CG locator Indianapolis, IN

The George Mason basketball team
led by head coach jim Larranaga safely
touched down in Indianapolis last night
to begin preparing for Saturday night's
Final Four date with Florida.

The team is starting to finally
get some respect. The Patriots are
just 6 point underdogs to Florida. More
on Mason after this quick break.
GO TO SCORES GO TO SCORES
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OC=...LAST SCORE




*CG colbaseb 4
Ferrum
13


Southern Virginia
8




4
Longwood
8


Radford

4


*CG csoft 4
Roanoke
2


Ferrum
1


GAME ONE
4
Roanoke
5


Ferrum
3


GAME TWO


*CG hsbaseb 4
Jefferson Forest
13


Liberty
3

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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=ROANOKE We begin this tonight over at the


Moyer Complex in Salem where the
Roanoke College Maroons welcomed Ferrum
to town for a little doubleheader
action under the lights.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Salem
Panthers vs. Maroons We pick it up in the fifth in
game one. Roanoke is on top and in
control as Ferrum's Amber Ware gets
caught looking by Lyndsi Craig - the
former Lord Botetourt star.

Craig would get some help from
her battery mate Erin Ruitenberg.
Watch her make the tough play all the
way at the back stop. She makes the
catch and then guns down Tricia Moore
who was trying to tag and steal second.
Roanoke stays in front 2-to-0.

Ferrum would get one of those
back in a big way in the top of the 7th

as Lindsey Etherton, the former
Staunton River star rips a solo shot to
deep center.

Ferrum gets within a run, but
Roanoke wins it 2-to-1 and takes game
two 5 to 3.

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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=REDICK J.J. Redick is coming back home


on April 19th, and on that evening you
can have dinner with him.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Salem
:00 This afternoon at the Salem Civic
Center eight of the valley's sports
leaders gathered to announce that
Redick will return home next month for
a special recognition dinner.

The Duke all-American will be
honored in Richmond that afternoon by
the General Assembly and then spend
that evening at the Salem Civic Center
where all three of the valley's local
governments will honor Redick for his

endless string of achievements.

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SOT FULL



INQ=WELL WE...




*CG 2line John Montgomery
Play by Play Publisher
:00
*CG 2line Dick Williams
Organizing Committee Member
:16





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OQ=...REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO IT." MIKE ON CAMERA

MIKE ON CAMERA

GRAPHIC=HOLD JJ The event is open to the public.



400 tickets are available.

The are $25 bucks a piece, and
can only be purchased at Member One
credit Union branches.

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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM


GRAPHIC=Final Four The Final Four teams are all set


to make their journey to Indianapolis
for this weekend's Final Four

ENG#=4 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Washington DC
Sunday And there's no doubt the slipper
still fits George Mason as the Patriots
carry the banner for all the so-called
mid-Majors into the Final Four as well
as the Commonwealth of Virginia.
*CG locator Fairfax The George Mason Statue on the
school's Campus has gotten into the
spirit of March Madness with a new
outfit.

The Patriots are just 2 wins away
from winning the National Championship.


ENG#=1 SOT FULL



SOT FULL



INQ=


*CG 2line Lamar Butler
George Mason Senior


*CG 2line Jim Larranaga
UVA Assistant Coach 1979-86



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OQ=several Times.


WIPE TO APRISA

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WIPE TO FS GFX e512 WIPE TO FS GFX

And the only place you can catch
the Final Four is right here on WDBJ
this weekend. Saturday the coverage
from CBS Sports begins at 3pm, the
Mason-Florida game tips-off at 6:07 and
LSU and UCLA follow at around 8:47
right here on Your Hometown Hoops
Station.

MIKE ON CAMERA MIKE ON CAMERA

GRAPHIC=JAMES JOHNSON And be sure to keep an eye out


for George Mason assistant coach James
Johnson. He'll be on the sideline for
Mason, and he is a Ferrum grad who
played for the Panthers from 1990
through 1993.

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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=MARTINSVILLE The Nextel Cup Series rolls


into Martinsville on Friday and the big
question is will the bump and run
techniques that took place at Thunder
Valley this past weekend lead to more
crash and burn activity in Henry County
in Sunday's Direct TV 500.

ENG#=4 SOT FULL
SOT FULL



INQ=BITES




*CG 2line Matt Kenseth
Nextel Cup Points Leader
:00


*CG 2line Greg Biffle
15th in Nextel Cup Points
:34

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OQ=I guess you have to."


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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NASCAR The Kroger's Night with the



Drivers returns to the Salem Civic
Center tomorrow night.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Salem
April 2004 Ten Nextel Cup drivers and several :00 Busch drivers are expected to attend,
including Jeff Burton, Kyle Petty, and
Bobby Labonte.

There will be an autograph
session from 5:15 to 7 with a live
auction of Nascar memorabilia to follow
from 7 to 9.

Tickets are 20 dollars and are
available thru Ticketmaster or at the
Salem Civic Center box office.

MIKE ON CAMERA MIKE ON CAMERA

GRAPHIC=NASCAR There will be a question and


answer session with the drivers
tomorrow night at 5:30 in the Civic
Center coliseum that will emceed by
News 7 Sports Travis Wells.


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NATASHA ON CAM NATASHA ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE Last month police say a man


walked into the Fairlawn Walmart and
shot his ex-girlfriend.

Police believe it was a case of
domestic violence.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Blacksburg

At Virginia Tech this week,
students are trying to remind the
community just how many women are
victims of violence.

These tee-shirts represent
hundreds of women in Montgomery County
who have dealt with abuse.

The shirts were either designed
by a survivor themselves or a family
member of a victim.

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INQ=It's just a





*CG 2line Chelsea Benincasa
VT Junior CHELSEA BENINCASA: :26 IT'S JUST A
REALLY GREAT WAY TO HAVE KINDA A SILENT
PRESENTATION OF WHAT'S GOING ON. AND
THAT PEOPLE CAN JUST WALK BY AND BE
LIKE WOW I HAD NO IDEA. : 35

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OQ=no idea.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



The Clothesline project will be
on display at the Drillfield through
tomorrow night.

The event will be capped off by a
Take Back the Night Rally at 7:00.

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NATASHA ON CAM NATASHA ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE Gas guzzlers may guzzle a


little less in the next few years.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT



VO-NAT Experts say new fuel economy


rules released today will save nearly

eleven-billion gallons of fuel during
the lifetime of vehicles sold between
2008 and 2011.

Automakers must raise
average fuel economy on light truck
class vehicles to 24 miles per gallon
by 2011.

The federal rules were changed
because of growing concern that
American drivers are too dependent on
foreign oil and because of rising
prices at the pump. (END VO) (END VO)