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1-News-heads

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A "twister" passes through a community near you, this is NOT the movie, but the real thing... we'll asses the damage.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And the day before the G-O-P primary, we'll see what the Senate candidates were up to. Sports-head
ANCHOR=steve


In sports, the Avalanche returns home to face Kinston tonight, Roy Stanley checks in with some lady volleyballers who are mixed up with the junior Olympics,
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VO-NAT


and a Winston Cup driver parts ways with his team.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Heavy rains, tornadoes make this a spring to remember. And the threat of flash flooding has not passed just yet.

TOP


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#96-47
GRAPHIC=None
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VO-NAT


Captured on videotape...a tornado spins through Pittsylvania County, as severe weather leaves a trail of damage in southwest Virginia.
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Robin-Check


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=rre
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


The tornado was visible on Doppler radar as it touched down. 2 shot Keith and Robin
(Keith toss to Robin)
Talent=Robin
(Ad-lib leadin)

LIVELIVE/FULL VIEW OF STORM VIEW OF TORNADO 2 shot toss

Tornado


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tha
TAPE#96-43
GRAPHIC=Tornado


The tornado was caught on tape this morning in the Pittsylvania County community of Mount Airy by our own News 7 crew-- which helped the National Weather Service confirm the storm was indeed a tornado.
Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave


Teresa Hamilton saw the tornado and joins us now from outside our Danville newsroom.
Live=Teresa Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Teresa1;
SUPER=05-Danville;


Keith-- tornados are frequently accompanied by a noise which sounds like a freight train moving through.
We didn't hear anything that loud-- it was more like the sound of traffic and that's exactly what some other folks heard.
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SOT
IN Q=You could
SUPER=07-Wesley Jones; :00
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.; :09
SUPER=04-Photographer: Andrea DiRocco; :20
SUPER=07-Doris Strader; :34
RUNS=1:46
OUT Q=keep us safe.

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IN Q=You could

((WESLEY JONES: YOU COULD HERE THE WIND SOUNDING JUST LIKE, JUST LIKE THAT TRUCK GOING BY RIGHT NOW. IT WAS THAT HEAVY. ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=that heavy.


Wesley Jones is among dozens who're picking up the pieces after a tornado made its way through Chatham, around 9-15.
About 30- minutes later the tornado was still going strong.
After leaving a trail of destruction in Chatham, the twister made its way to Java.
Minutes later our camera captured the tornado in Mount Airy.
Doris Strader was at home in Chatham when the storm hit-- a large Oak tree in her front yard was one of the storm's casualties.
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SOT
IN Q=I went

((DORIS STRADER:I WENT INTO THE BATHROOM AND CROUCHED DOWN IN PRAYER AND JUST ASKED THE LORD TO BE WITH US AND TO KEEP US SAFE. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=keep us safe. ))
Live=Teresa Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Danville;


Tornados, like the one today, aren't uncommon in Southside. But it's unlikely we'll ever see one the magnitude of those in Kansas City and Oklahoma.
Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa Microwave
(Keith question: Any idea how strong the tornado was?)





Henry-Storm


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-34
GRAPHIC=Severe Weather


The tornado actually formed in Henry County... taking everyone by surprise.
Those who first saw it couldn't believe what they were seeing... then couldn't believe the destruction it caused.
Scott Prince has more.
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IN Q=Two inches
SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Ilene Mcguire/Witnessed Tornado; :13
SUPER=@Scott2; :23
SUPER=07-Marsha Walker/Henry Co. Resident; :53
RUNS=1:14
OUT Q=S.P., N7, Henry County


((Two inches of rain in just over an hour.
That's what parts of Henry County received.
But while flash flooding caused concern... it was the swirling winds of a tornado that caused the damage.
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SOT 11:52:53
IN Q=Everything

((ILENE MCGUIRE/WITNESSED TORNADO: EVERYTHING IN THE YARD, THE CANS AND EVERYTHING WERE GOING IN A CIRCLE. IT RAISED THE GARAGE UP ABOUT FOUR FEET TO TOP AND SET IT BACK DOWN. THEN IT WAS GONE THAT QUICK. ))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=that quick


But before the twister left Ilene McGuire's property, it had left its mark.
It mangled her barn, uprooted a chimney... and took with it shingles from her house.
But there was more.
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NAT SOT
IN Q=The roof

((REPORTER: THE ROOF TO THAT BUILDING...? THELMA DONAVANT/HENRY COUNTY RESIDENT:...IS OVER IN THE HAYFIELD. ))
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OUT Q=in the hayfield


Nat- sound VDOT truck
RUNS=:02


The storm knocked down more than 300 trees in the Aiken Summit section of the county.
The biggest one by far... this oak in front of Marsha Walker's house.
She was sorry to see the tree go down... but at the same time... grateful.
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SOT 11:15:56
IN Q=I started

((MARSHA WALKER/HENRY COUNTY RESIDENT: I STARTED SHAKING AND CRYING BECAUSE YOU KNOW I WAS UPSET OVER ALL THAT. BUT I WAS THANKFUL BECAUSE IF HAD BEEN THE HOUSE, I GUESS WE WOULD HAVE BEEN KILLED.))
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OUT Q=been killed


It seems everyone here is breathing a collective sigh of relief.
County officials say despite all of the damage... there is a silver lining -- no storm- related injuries.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Henry County.)) Wipe Wipe Wipe

Storm-Damage


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-36
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe



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SOT
IN Q=I'm Stacey Martin
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Mike Emlaw/National Weather Service Investigator; :24
SUPER=19-Stacey Martin/Reporting;1:08
RUNS=1:21
OUT Q=I'm SM


I'm Stacey Martin in Franklin County.
Officials with the National Weather Service say a tornado touched down here in Burnt Chimney yesterday afternoon.
It apparently formed just above these trees with winds ranging from 130 to 150 miles per hour.
It destroyed this newly built home carrying the roof, the deck, and a few doors up to two miles away.
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SOT 11.18.50 - 11.19.15
IN Q=Part of the

((MIKE EMLAW/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INVESTIGATOR; PART OF THE DECK ENDED UP IN THAT FIELD OVER THERE AND A LOT OF THE DAMAGE ENDED UP FALLING BACK BEHIND THE TREES...SOMEOF THE DAMAGE THAT I JUST SAW A BIT AGO IS A GOOD THIRD OF A MILE AWAY FROM THE HOUSE.))
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OUT Q=from the house


Weather Service officials initially thought straight line winds... which are more common in mountainous regions...may have hit the area.
But judging from the damage to this home, they now say it was a short, quick tornado.
It lasted no more than ten seconds and travelled about 200 yards.
No one was living in this home at the time but the wreckage from it highlights safety measures that could save a life.
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SOT 13.34.58 - 13.35.14
IN Q=this house was

((STACEY MARTIN/INTERN REPORTER; THIS HOUSE WAS LIFTED OFF OF ITS FOUNDATION, ONLY THE BASEMENT WAS LEFT SOMEWHAT INTACT. THIS IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF WHY OFFICIALS SAY THE BASEMENT IS THE PLACE TO BE IN CASE OF A TORNADO. FOR NEWS SEVEN, I'M SM. ))
SUPER=19-Stacey Martin/Reporting;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=I'm SM.





Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six-
The G-O-P candidates for the Senate do some last minute stumping.
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and there are some new additions to the classroom at Roanoke County's Clearbrook Elementary School.
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SOT 8:36:43
IN Q=You want NAT SOUND

((YOU WANT TO GIVE HIM A KISS? THERE YOU GO! ))
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OUT Q=there you go!
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We'll see how these pets are helping teachers reach some special students.
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Altavista


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-39
GRAPHIC=Storms


The heavy rains over the last 24 hours have swollen the Roanoke River, but no major problems have been reported anywhere along its banks.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Altavista


The river reached its highest point in Altavista this afternoon, cresting at 18 feet, which is flood stage for that area.
A portion of the boat ramp and a parking lot at the Staunton Riverfront park were swamped by the rising waters.
No other problems were reported in the town.
The river was "not" expected to reach flood stage farther down stream at the towns of Brookneal and Randolph in Campbell County.
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Fatal-Ax


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-48
GRAPHIC=NONE


A woman was killed in a two- car crash in Lynchburg this afternoon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


It happened shortly after three o'clock on Candler's Mountain Road near the entrance to River Ridge Mall.
A female passenger was killed when her vehicle collided with a van, pushing the car into a tree.
Rescue crews tried to revive the woman at the scene, but she died at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Police have not released any other information.
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Warner


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-38
GRAPHIC=John Warner


A final appeal to voters of every stripe today from Senator John Warner.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


With his political life on the line in tomorrow's Republican primary, Warner invited all voters to help him out in a five city flying tour.
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SOT 10:57:30
IN Q=When letters

((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R-VA.: WHEN LETTERS COME IN, THOUSANDS A WEEK, OR PEOPLE COME IN TO VISIT ME, I DON'T ASK THEM ARE YOU A REPUBLICAN OR A DEMOCRAT OR AN INDEPENDENT. I'M THERE AS A UNITED STATES SENATOR TO SERVE ALL VIRGINIANS FAIRLY AND EQUALLY. AND I NOW PUT OUT THIS APPEAL FOR THEIR SUPPORT.))
SUPER=@johnwarner;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=their support.
TALENT=Keith
SS=Jim Miller


Challenger Jim Miller confined his final day efforts to the far northwest corner of the state, where his budget allowed travel only by pick-up truck.
Miller's complaining that Senator Warner has outspent him almost five-to-one to win the party's nomination.

Hicks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-41
GRAPHIC=Wayne Hicks


The Roanoke city school bus driver who turned out to be a drug dealer will spend a little less than five years in prison.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape


Wayne Hicks was ordered to serve a 57- month sentence for possession of 38 grams of crack cocaine.
His attorney emphasized to us this happened during the summer... when school was out.
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SOT 13:45:50
IN Q=Mr. Hicks would

((MR. HICKS WOULD WANT ME TO SAY PUBLICLY THAT HE NEVER EVER WAS INVOLVED IN ANY DRUG TRAFFICKING CRIME IN OR ABOUT A SCHOOL BUS OR WHILE WAS ON DUTY FOR ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS.))
SUPER=01-Tony Anderson/Hicks' Attorney
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OUT Q=city schools.


Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=Stocks
GRAPHIC=NONE

On Wall Street the Dow began the week with a loss--dropping nine points and finishing at 56 hundred 87. NASDAQ was up just a fraction of a point.
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SUPER=#D-69;


ADAPT


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-45
GRAPHIC=Welfare in Virginia


An independent state report is questioning the Allen Administration's handling of the computer system that would automate welfare reform.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The Joint Legislative Audit Review Commission -- or J-LARC -- says former Health and Human Resources Secretary Kay Coles James may have pulled the plug on the troubled system TOO EARLY.
The report says that leaves local social service directors scrambling to learn and apply thousands of new welfare regulations with NO computer system.
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IN Q=As one of

((AS ONE OF THEM PUT IT, WE'VE BEEN LED OUT INTO THE DESERT AND THEN OUR CAMEL HAS BEEN SHOT ON ADAPT. THAT'S HOW THEY FEEL THEY'VE BEEN TREATED BY THE STATE AGENCY.))
sot 12:02:38

((I MEAN THE FACTS ARE VERY CLEAR THAT ALL THE ACTIONS THAT WERE TAKEN ON ADAPT IN THIS ADMINISTRATION WERE PRO-ACTIVE, PRO-TAXPAYER. AND I THINK IF YOU REVIEW THAT DRAFT DOCUMENT, ONE OF THE TELLING THINGS IS THAT NOWHERE IN THE DOCUMENT IS TAXPAYER MENTIONED. THERE WERE SEVERAL INACCURACIES AND WE ACTUALLY FELT AS THOUGH BY THE TIME WE COMPLETED READING THE THING, WE MIGHT HAVE ACTUALLY FOUND OUT WHO THE MAN ON THE GRASSY KNOLL WAS, SOME OF THEIR CONCLUSIONS WERE SO OFF BASE.))
SUPER=01-Del. Jay DeBoer/JLARC Member; :00
SUPER=01-Paul Conway/Dep. Secretary of Health & Human Resources; :12
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OUT Q=off base.
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A state police investigation into possible CRIMINAL wrongdoing with the welfare computers is ongoing.
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Brzonkala


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-42
GRAPHIC=Christy Brzonkala


Some heavy hitters stepped up to the plate today in Christy Brzonkala's federal case against three Virginia Tech football players.
Attorneys from the U-S Justice Department AND the National Organization for Women fielded questions from the chief federal judge in Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Brzonkala filed her claim under the Violence against Women Act.
Tony Morrison and James Crawford say the new law is UN-Constitutional, claiming that Congress is limited to legislation that affects interstate commerce.
An attorney for NOW's Legal Defense Fund says rape has economic consequences.
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SOT 15:05:50
IN Q=

((PAM COUKOS: IT COSTS EMPLOYERS $3-5 BILLION A YEAR IN ABSENTEEISM. UP TO 50% OF RAPE VICTIMS LEAVE THEIR JOBS OR ARE FIRED AS A RESULT OF THE ASSAULT.))
SUPER=01-Pamela Coukos/NOW Legal Defense Fund
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OUT Q=the assault.

**Keith on ENG**
The Justice Department cited similar statistics and reviewed them with newspaper reporters, but refused to re-iterate his case for television.
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SOT 14:57:47
IN Q=Just my comments

((JOHN TYLER/JUSTICE DEPT.: JUST MY COMMENTS TO THE PRINT PRESS WILL BE FINE, AND ALSO I HAVE TO CATCH A PLANE.))
SUPER=01-John Tyler/Justice Department Lawyer
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=catch a plane.

**Keith on ENG**
The Justice Department is not necessarily endorsing Brzonkala's claim. It is obligated to defend acts of Congress against Constitutional challenges.
Also today, the judge dismissed the case against Cornell Brown. Witnesses have said the defensive lineman was not there the night Brzonkala says she was raped.
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SOT
IN Q=Now Cornell can

((NOW CORNELL CAN GO ABOUT HIS BUSINESS AND DO WHAT HE LIKES TO DO BEST, PLAY FOOTBALL. ))
SUPER=01-Oglessa Brown/Cornell Brown's Mother
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=play football.


Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


The salem Avalanche teams up with some little leaguers for aa baseball clinic this afternoon, the Florida Panthers are one win away from hanging up the skates,
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VO-NAT


and Roy Stanley chats with some talented young lady volley ballers who are preparing for the junior Olympics.
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S-Avalanche


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=CL-96
GRAPHIC=Avalanche


The Avalanche is back home tonight after a 4 game road swing. Salem has lost 11 of it's last 14 and what better way to get back on the "Feel Good" track than help some kids.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem/This Afternoon; :00


Avalanche manager Bill McGuire and several players conducted a baseball clinic this afternoon for little leaguers.
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SOT
IN Q="Hopefully

((BILL MCGUIRE/AVALANCHE MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Bill McGuire/Avalanche Manager; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=...a young kid"
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VO-NAT(Con't)


The kids brightened the day for a team that has slipped to third place in the Southern Division.
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SOT
IN Q="One of
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=...on the mound"
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S-Wallace


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=R-33
GRAPHIC=NASCAR


Junie Donleavey and his Helig Meyers Winston Cup team has parted ways with driver Mike Wallace.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Wilkesboro, NC; :00


Wallace has competed in 58 Cup events and has 1 top 5 finish and only 2 top 10 finishes. No full time replacement has been named for the Richmond based team. Phil Parsons will fill in this weekend in the UAW-GM Teamwork 500 at Pocono.
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S-NHL


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-14
GRAPHIC=Stanley Cup


The Florida Panthers face Stanley Cup final elimination tonight at 7:30 in game 4 in Miami against Colorado.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/Today; :00


The Avalanche leads the best of 7 series 3 games to none heading into tonight's contest.
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SOT
IN Q="I think

((DOUG MACLEAN/PANTHERS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Doug MacLean/Panthers Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=...game 3"
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S-Davis


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-13
GRAPHIC=NBA


To the hard wood. The NBA's Philadelphia 76ers have named their new head basketball coach.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=04-NBA; :00


The franchise called a morning news conference to introduce Johnny Davis as the new skipper of the Sixers. Davis replaces John Lucas, who was fired at the end of the NBA season.
Davis has been a Trailblazer assistant under P.J. Carlisemo in Portland.
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S-Volley


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-
GRAPHIC=Volley Ball


A group of young ladies from the area will represent the state of Virginia in the Junior Olympic National Championships in San Jose California.
And Roy Stanley says the teams chances at winning may be slim but its an indication that volley ball is growing in the area.
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SOT
IN Q="The team...
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Allison Suggs/Volleyball Player; :19
SUPER=01-Dean Barao/Asst. Head Coach; :50
SUPER=@Roy1; 1:05
SUPER=01-Susan Clements/Volleyball Player; 1:12
RUNS=1:27
OUT Q=.......news 7 sports."
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((The team called the NRV team Jupiter is made up of girls from the valley and as far away as Gretna, Jefferson forest and Brookville.
The team qualified for the nationals by shocking the field and winning the Old Dominion Region 18 and under championship in Richmond last month. ((ALLISON SUGGS/VOLLEYBALL PLAYER: )) ((NAT SOUND: )) ((The team has only been together for four years. It's success in the state tournament is an indication that the sport is becoming competitive in this part of the state.
Of course the Jupiter would like to bring a national title back to the area but that's a long shot.)) ((DEAN BARAO/ASST. COACH: )) ((ROY STANDUP: )) ((SUSAN CLEMENTS/VOLLEYBALL PLAYER: )) ((The Jupiter will leave Roanoke June 28-th for the nationals in San Jose, California.
Roy Stanley News 7 sports.))
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SUPER=305-79/66/95/1963/44/1988/78/66/67/S-5mph/29.98/f;



Pet-Therapy


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-44
GRAPHIC=None


The students at Clearbrook Elementary are becoming accustomed to the hallways of their school looking more like a barn-yard.
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SOT 8:58:53
IN Q=Look who is NAT SOUND
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=see sprouty NAT SOUND
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :


The entourage of llamas, ducks, and rabbits is part of the therapy Mona Sams provides autistic children.
Sams just recently moved to Roanoke from Canada-- and she's brought with her a few ways to reach non-verbal kids.
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SOT 9:03:45
IN Q=It will NAT SOUND

((IT WILL TICKLE! )) ((IT'S ONLY A BEGINNING BUT THE ANIMALS CAN BE USED AS A CATALYST TO INTERACTION AND THEY DON'T PASS JUDGEMENTS. )) ((THE ANIMALS DON'T PUT A LOT OF PRESSURE ON THE CHILDREN, SO THEY FEEL MORE RELAXED AND THE DO CARRY A LOT OF ANXIETY BECAUSE THE WHOLE WORLD IS VERY CONFUSING FOR THEM ))
SUPER=01-Mona Sams/Occupational Therapist; :07 quick
SUPER=01-Linda Hughes/Teacher; :12
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=for them.
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VO-NAT


In selecting animals for pet therapy, a good disposition is about the only (--------------) job requirement.