05/13/07

News 7 at 6

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GRAPHIC=HOLD As the war contines, more troops


are being called to active duty.

The latest unit getting ready to
deploy from our area is part of the
429th Brigade Support Battalion.

News 7's Aleesha Chaney was in
South Boston earlier today for their
departure ceremony.

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*CG locator South Boston
:00




*CG 2line Janice Clay
Mother of 2 VA National Guardsmen
:13


*CG 2line Michael Clay
Virginia National Guardsman
:35


*CG 2line Melissa Clay
Michael's Wife
:45



*CG 2line Bobby Clay
Virginia National Guardsman
1:10


*CG standup Aleesha Chaney
achaney@wdbj7.com
1:15



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(END SOT) This Mother's Day comes with many


tears for Janice Clay.

This mom of five has not one but
two sons serving in the Virginia
National Guard that she's getting ready
to send off to war.

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I LOVE THEM BOTH AND ITS SO HARD AND
I'M GOING TO MISS THEM SO BAD BUT I
KNOW THEY ARE GOING TO SERVE OUR
COUNTRY.

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OQ= ---shots of Michael and Melissa


9:54:47/ 9:59:11

Her youngest son Michael is a
newlywed married just three days.

Now him and his new bride Melissa

will spend their first year of marriage
thousands of miles apart.

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IT'S TOO MUCH TO THINK REALLY. IT'S
OVERWHELMING. I REALLY DON'T KNOW.
IT'S TOO MUCH TO TAKE IN. I GUESS IT
WILL HIT ME LATER.

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INQ= 9:49:21-:34



IT'S ROUGH. IT'S ROUGH. YOU JUST HAVE
TO STICK TOGETHER. A LOT OF SUPPORT,
FRIENDS, FAMILY. I KNOW A LOT OF
GIRLFRIENDS AND WIVES WHO HAVE PEOPLE
GOING AND YOU JUST HAVE TO STICK
TOGETHER AND HELP EACH OTHER OUT.

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OQ= Mom's next oldest son Bobby is


also leaving behind a family of his
own, his fiance and 1 year-old son.

For Bobby, it does bring some
comfort knowing that his sibling will
be serving alongside.

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IT' MAKES ME FEEL A LITTLE BIT SAFER.

HE'LL WATCH MY BACK AND I'LL WATCH HIS.
WE'RE PRETTY CLOSE, WE'RE LIKE BEST
FRIENDS.

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INQ= STANDUP 10:05:30-44



THE CLAY BROTHERS ARE JUST TWO OF
THE GUARDSMEN BEING CALLED TO ACTIVE
DUTY. A TOTAL OF 181 TROOPS FROM
ACROSS VIRGINIA ARE BEING DEPLOYED.
AND FOR THE NEXT 13 MONTHS THEY WILL BE
SEPARATED FROM THEIR FAMILIES WHILE
THEY SUPPORT OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.

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OQ= All of these loved ones are here


at this send-off ceremony saying final
good-byes.

Good-byes that hit close to home
for Janice Clay who lives alone and has
come to expect daily calls from her
boys and them just plain taking care of
mom.

But she'll have to put all of
that on hold temporarily, while they
use their time serving our country.

---nat sound 9:16:56 national anthem



Aleesha Chaney, News 7, South

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GRAPHIC=Doug Grabowski On this Mother's Day.. a Roanoke


County mom is asking for your help
finding out what happened to her son.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT 22



VO-NAT Thirty-five year old Doug


Grabowski mysteriously vanished two
years ago--- on Mother's Day.


*CG locator Roanoke Co.

05 He left his dogs behind at the
home he rented on Martin's Creek Road
off Route 221--- and the family says


that's unusual.

13

There was also no sign of his rusty
old 19-77 black pickup truck.

Grabowski visited his mom on
Mother's Day 2005. that's the last time
she saw him.

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*CG 2line Susan Cox
Doug Grabowski's Mother SUSAN COX/GRABOWSKI'S MOTHER: IT'S BEEN

TWO YEARS AND THE AFFECT IT HAS HAD ON
THIS FAMILY IS AN EVERYDAY THING. WE
HAVE TO LIVE WITH NOT KNOWING. RUNS 07

BUTT TO

03:37:56

WE HAVE TO HAVE ANSWERS. WE HAVE TO
KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO DOUG WE KNOW HE
DIDNT' JUST DISAPPEAR ON HIS OWN HE
WOULDN'T' HAVE DONE THAT TO HIS FAMILY
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OQ=TO HIS FAMILY





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Police don't think that either..
they're asking for help.

Grabowski was working on a truck
at a friends here off Route 221 when he
left to get a part at the store and
never returned.

The Cave Spring High School and
Roanoke College graduate did
landscaping and other yard work for
people mostly in the Southwest Roanoke
County Area.

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TAKE APRISA, e878 TAKE APRISA

If you have any information call
Roanoke County police at 777-8641.


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GRAPHIC=George W. Bush On this mother's day....thousand


including President Bush

gathered in Jamestown to celebrate the
mother of America.

Richmong Bureau chief Jennifer
Wishon has the story.

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*CG locator Jamestown
:00




*CG 2line Kenneth Adams
Upper Mattaponi IndianTribe Chief
:15


*CG 2line Spkr. William Howell

(R) Fredericksburg



:25


*CG 2line Judith Wanner
1:39




*CG standup Jennifer Wishon
jwishon@wdbj7.com
1:45
*CG 2line Cindy MacLeod
1:52





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GRAPHIC=VT Ribbon, generic The Virginia Tech T-shirts that


were printed following the April
attacks are going to be hard to come by
after this week.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Blacksburg

Last Week Since the Hokie's United shirts
were created, the Tech Bookstore on
Main Street has received three
shipments totaling thousands of shirt-
and days later each one....sold.

On Tuesday the store is slated to
get it's fourth and final shipment.

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INQ=I THINK THIS IS....




*CG 2line Jerry Diffell
Virginia Tech Bookstore Manager 00:33:44 "I THINK THIS IS THE
LAST PRINTING THAT HOKIES UNITED PEOPLE
ARE GOING TO DO. YOU KNOW THESE ARE
STUDENTS AND THEY DID THIS JUST FOR A
FUNDRAISER AND NOW THEY'RE GOING ON
WITH THEIR SUMMER AND THEIR LIVES AND
OTHER THINGS." 58

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OQ=AND OTHER THINGS





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Store managers say the new supply
should arrive sometime Tuesday
afternoon.

Last week they limited the amount
of shirts each customer could buy and
that amount - six shirts per person.


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GRAPHIC=None The action is heating up in Salem


as the Division two Woman's Lacrosse
tournament enters its final day...

That story ahead in sports.

ENG#=4





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*CG tease WINING & DINING

And on a different note, we'll
show you one way some husbands and
children are whining and dining MOM
this mother's day.

It's not your usual cup of tea -
that's for sure.
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GRAPHIC=NONE Just ahead on News 7.



A new partnership between Radford
and Martinsville is giving teachers a
chance to reach for the stars.

ENG#=1





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*CG tease STAMP INCREASE

And, remember that old saying:
"A penny for your thoughts?" Well,
soon you'll need a few extra pennies if
you'd like to send your thoughts by
mail.

We'll explain next.
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GRAPHIC=None A new program will offer

Education 7 Banner Southside-area science teachers
specialized training in earth sciences.

The New College Institute, the
Virginia Museum of Natural History and
Radford University are partnering to
create the program.

Teachers will be able to take
special courses in earth science.

The director at the Institute
believes the program will very likely
create the best prepared earth science
teachers in the state.
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Fore more information on the New
College Institute, you can log onto our
websitea at WDBJ-7-COM....click on
websites in the news.


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GRAPHIC=None Keep those pennies close by...as


of tomorrow the price of stamps is
shooting up.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke
File Tape Stamps will now costs you 41
cents - that's two cents higher than
the current price.

Postal workers warn any mail that
won't be picked up until Monday should
have the higher postage on them.

Remember, you can also purchase
forever stamps - and those will remain
valid regardless of future price
increases.

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GRAPHIC=Mother's Day Have you called your mother yet?



Maybe you gave her a special
gift..or just spent the day with her.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Bent Mountain

That's what some families did
this afternoon at the AmRhein Wine
cellars, just off the Route 221 in
Roanoke County.

Today was all about the mom's as
they were treated to complimentary wine
tasting and tour of the vineyards.

Moms also received a souvenir
glass and along with their families
enjoyed live entertainment.

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GRAPHIC=None Coming up, the Tech softball ladies


bring an ACC trophy back to Blacksburg,
and

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*CG tease NOT TOO TOUGH TO TAME

Jeff Gordon whips the field at
Darlington.

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GRAPHIC=Tech The Virginia Tech Hokies softball


team entered this weekend's ACC
Tournament as the top seed, with a
likely NCAA berth already in hand.

But today the Hokies left no
doubt, beating Georgia Tech in the
final to claim the league's automatic
bid.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Tallahassee, FL
Fox Sports Net To Tallahassee we go. Scot :00 Thomas and company looking for their

first conference tourney title.

Kelsey Rokey helped the cause
by ripping this 2 run homerun in the
2nd inning--her 5th of the year, and
that was all the offense that was
needed.

Angela Tincher did the rest
striking out 10 in a complete game
shutout. *CG final Georgia Tech Tincher allowed just 3 hits in 0 improving to 37 and 5 on the year.
Virginia Tech The Hokies won it 2-nothing and 2 will now play Cal State Fullerton on
Friday in Columbus, Ohio.

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*CG 2line Scot Thomas
Hokies Head Softball Coach
:00





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OQ=so proud right now."



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GRAPHIC=SALEM In the Division Two Women's


lacrosse final today in Salem C-W Post
knocked off West Chester 15 to 7.

The folks in the City of
Salem won't have too long to catch
their breath because this Friday
another NCAA championship event will be
rolling into town in the form of
Division Three softball.

The City's NCAA Tournament
Director, Carey Harveycutter, says
thanks to the success of the Stagg Bowl
and the ODAC - local fans always seem
to support the Division Three
Championships well.

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INQ=ONE OF THE...






*CG 2line Carey Harveycutter
NCAA Tourament Director in Salem
:00





*CG locator Salem
The Moyer Complex
:10



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OQ=...PEOPLE CAN RELATE."





VO-NAT VO-NAT



The D-3 Softball championship
will run from Friday May 18th - through
Monday May 21st.

And all games will be held at the
Moyer Complex.

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GRAPHIC=AVS Staying in Salem, the Avalanche


closed out its week long homestand
today against Wilmington.

ENG#=4 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Salem
Blue Rocks vs. Avalanche Mom and the kids were enjoying :00 being at the park today.

The visitors broke a scoreless tie
in the 4th when Wilver Perez smokes a

drive to the warning track in right
centerfield. The sac fly was good
enough to bring home Felix Peralta for
a 1-nothing lead.

The Avs trailed 2-zip in the
5th, but got a run back as Orlando
Rosales goes *CG final Wilmington back up the middle for a base knock 5 scoring Mitch Einertson who slides in Salem safely. But the Blue Rocks went on to 1 win 5 to 1.

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GRAPHIC=Nextel Cup Dale Earnhardt, Jr. stole the


headlines earlier this week, but today
in Darlington, Jeff Gordon and Hendrick
Motorsports took them right back in the
Dodge Avenger 500.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Darlington, SC
Fox Sports Reed Sorenson earned a :00 Darlington stripe on the side of his 41
ride, smacking the wall early in the
race.


And Brian Vickers, finally
made a race in his Toyota, but this is
all he had to show for it--a mess of
sheet metal after getting up close and
personal with the inside wall.

Gordon fought an overheating
car as the laps wound down, but his
engine held up as the 24 took the
checkered flag for the third time this
season. Denny Hamlin, who led the most
laps at 178, settled for 2nd.

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*CG 2line Jeff Gordon
3rd Win this Season
:00



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OQ=had a great car."




TAKE BOARDS TAKE BOARDS<< *CG nascar1 Dodge Avenger 500
1. Jeff Gordon


2. Denny Hamlin



3. Jimmie Johnson


4. Ryan Newman


5. Carl Edwards


*CG nascar1 Dodge Avenger 500 >> 6. Tony Stewart


7. Matt Kenseth


8. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.


9. Clint Bowyer


10. Jeff Burton



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OUTCUE=last score."



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