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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
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Next on News Seven-- the mayor of Roanoke says federal funding cuts is threatening bus service the in Valley.
And a major discount retailer is targeting Virginia.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


In sports, The Yankees beat the Orioles Ernie Irvan is back in Victory Lane and Tony McGuire dominates the field at New River Last night.
WX-Head
TALENT=Kimberly
SS=None


We wrap up the weekend with scattered showers and thunderstorms here--
And a farewell to what was Tropical Storm Bertha.
All that, coming up in weather.

Bus-Ax


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Bus Crash


Eight people were injured in an bus accident in Roanoke this morning.
It happened around nine at the intersection of Melrose Avenue and 15th Street.
The Police say the driver of a church bus stopped at a yield sign.
The driver then turned left into oncoming traffic.
That's when a car struck the bus.
None of the injuries appear to be life threatening.
Police say they're charging the bus driver with failing to yield the right of way.

Valley-Metro


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 96-52
GRAPHIC=None


Federal funding cuts are threatening the future of bus service in the Roanoke Valley.
That according to Roanoke Mayor David Bowers.
And he says he continues to look to state lawmakers for help.
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: IT'S A CRITICAL NEED AND WE'RE FACING IT IMMEDIATELY.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Federal cuts in funding for mass transit are making it more difficult for local governments to keep their busses on the road.
This year, the General Assembly refused to authorize a transportation district that could create a local fuels tax.
But Roanoke City Council hasn't given up on the idea, and last week the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors agreed to form a committee.
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IN Q=I think Roanoke County to their credit

((I THINK ROANOKE COUNTY TO THEIR CREDIT HAS JOINED WITH THE CITY OF ROANOKE IN SAYING THAT WE NEED THIS COMMITTEE TO GO OUR AND EDUCATE THE PUBLIC, EDUCATE OUR LEGISLATORS THAT WE ARE FACING A CRITICAL FUNDING SHORTAGE FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, THE CONSEQUENCES OF WHICH MAY MEAN THE ABANDONMENT OF THE BUS SYSTEM. WE CAN'T ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN.))
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ANCHOR=Ron
SS=Bowers


Over the next several years, federal subsidies for mass transit are expected to dry up.
And Bowers says local governments intend to keep the issue before the General Assembly.

Roanoke-Schools


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 96-51
GRAPHIC=Education


A program that's helping more local students attend college is winning some national attention.
U-S-A Today recently recognized "Partners for Success" as one of 50 community solutions for education.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Roanoke School Superintendent Wayne Harris says the program is working, as it prepares students for a college career.
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IN Q=This year we had

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THIS YEAR WE HAD 57 STUDENTS WHO TOOK COURSES IN PRE-ALGEBRA, ALGEBRA, FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND WHEN WE ANALYZED THEIR RESULTS AT THE END OF THE FIRST SEMESTER, 80 PERCENT OF THEM RECEIVED A's and B's. SO WE'RE JUST PLEASED.))
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ANCHOR=Ron
SS=Education


Roanoke City, Roanoke County, and the city of Salem have joined forces in the Partners for Success program, along with Hollins College, Roanoke College and Virginia Western Community College.

Floyd-Administrator


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-50
GRAPHIC=Crawford, Roy


A NEW man has taken the wheel in Floyd County.
Roy Crawford says as county administrator he hopes to bring more business into the area.
As Denise Allen reports, Crawford is spending most of his time educating the business community about Floyd County.
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((Roy Crawford says the biggest challenge during his first three months on the job has been letting entrepreneurs know Floyd County is open for business.
He says the county has facilities available for any interested business owner.
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IN Q=it's a farm

((ROY CRAWFORD/FLOYD CO. ADMINISTRATOR: IT'S A FARM THE COUNTY BOUGHT SEVERAL YEARS A GO AND IT'S BEEN SITTING, WAITING FOR US TO DO SOMETHING WITH IT. I'VE HAD A LITTLE INTEREST FROM A COUPLE OF COMPANIES.))
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There is also an empty shell building just waiting for a tenant.
Crawford says a new business at that site, could be in the near future.
County Supervisors chose the Virginia Tech alum from more than sixty candidates.
Crawford has spent much of his career working in local government in the Richmond area.
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IN Q=THERE'S A LOT OF

((DAVID INGRAM/FLOYD CO. SUPERVISOR: THERE'S A LOT OF NEED FOR JOBS AND FOR SOME INDUSTRIAL GROWTH WE'RE HOPING MR. CRAWFORD CAN HELP US WITH ENTICING NEW INDUSTRY.))
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Crawford says this rural community needs new businesses.
A bigger tax base is required to meet the growing needs of the community
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IN Q=i'd like to

((CRAWFORD: I'D LIKE TO SEE SOME HIGH PAYING JOBS SO PEOPLE CAN STAY IN THE COUNTY AND NOT TRAVEL TO ROANOKE OR CHRISTIANSBURG AND AT THE SOME TIME KEEP THE RURAL ATMOSPHERE IN THE COUNTY.))
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Crawford says it's the atmosphere that will make Floyd County an easy sell.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Link-Trial


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6PM
WRITER=TST
TAPE#96-56
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The ex-wife of famed photographer O. Winston Link was jailed for stealing more than a thousand of Link's prints.
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VO-NAT


The photographs of Norfolk and Western steam locomotives disappeared from the Links' house in New York state around the end of 1991.
The prints are worth almost 2-million dollars.
On Friday, a jury in White Plains, New York convicted Conchita Link of grand larceny for stealing the pictures.
She'll be sentenced next month, and could get up to 25 years in prison.
The pictures are still missing.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=NONE


Coming up on News-7,
Target stores are gunning for Maryland and Virginia-- the discount chain wants a piece of the discount retailing pie.
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VO-NAT


And,
The Salem fair means plenty of visitors and plenty of money being spent.
But first let's check in with Kimberly
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ANCHOR=Kim

wx ad lib
Thanks, Ron--
If you're planning to head out to the Salem Fair tonight, you'll probably want to bring along an umbrella.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms have been moving through late this afternoon-- we'll check those out on the doppler.
But first, let's look at the highs and lows and rainfall totals... Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#1


Fair-Business


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-54
GRAPHIC=Salem Fair


The Salem Fair is more than just a fun business.
According to organizers, it's big business-- to the tune of about eight million dollars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Organizers say this year the weather cooperated.
Cooler temperatures and less rain translated into a record number of visitors in the 14-day event.
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((CAREY HARVEYCUTTER: FOR US IT TAKES A WEEK OR 10 DAYS TO GET THE FIGURES. ECONOMIC IMPACT WISE THIS EVENT GENERATES SIX TO EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS ECONOMICALLY TO THE VALLEY. ON SITE WE PROBABLY HAVE ABOUT 750 TO 800-THOUSAND DOLLARS THAT CHANGES HANDS.))
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VO-NAT

SHOTS AT 12:03:51
The owner of this traveling western store says this was his best Fourth of July in six years at the fair.
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SOT 12:24:38
IN Q=THE WEATHER

((JOE REUTER/CHIEF TRADER: THE WEATHER FOR ONE THING AND THE PEOPLE JUST SEEM TO COME OUT. THE FACT THAT IT DOESN'T COST THEM A BIG PRICE AT THE GATE TO GET IN.))
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VO-NAT


Carey Harveycutter estimates about 350-thousand people walked through the gates this year.
The Salem Fair attracts people from as far away as Bluefield, West Virginia and South Boston.
This is the last day of the fair.
Fireworks are scheduled for 10 tonight, and the gates close at 11.
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Target


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Business News


The nation's third-largest discount retailer is setting it sights on Virginia and Maryland with unprecedented force.
Target Stores will open 21 huge discount stores in eight months, creating thousands of jobs and tens of MILLIONs of dollars in construction investment.
By the end of the month, Target will open four stores in Virginia and nine stores in Maryland.
By 19-99, Target is expected to have as many as 80 stores in the mid-Atlantic region.
In October, Target announced plans to build a 85-million-dollar distribution center in Augusta County, creating 500 new jobs.
The facility will serve a growing number of stores the chain plans to put in our area.

Business-Review


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=BIZ
GRAPHIC=Unemployment


The region's jobless figures look good overall,
SS=Optical Cable

and two big expansions of note... one in Roanoke County,
SS=Business News

and the other in Rockbridge County.
SS=Business Review


Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
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lbraw 1:02:18 try to use only 1-2 shots file so we can put bedford/mon super
In a second contract vote, union workers at the Rubatex plant in Bedford have decided to go along with the company's demands regarding new work rules and mandatory overtime.
The "Yes" vote will apparently keep 300 jobs at the rubber products company from being moved out of state. lbraw 1:03:33 pre pro
The latest figures indicate the Roanoke and Lynchburg areas have some of the lowest jobless rates in Virginia.
Greater Roanoke came in just above two- and- a- half- percent...Lynchburg just below three- and- a- half- percent. Optical Cable lbraw 56:02
Optical Cable in Roanoke County broke ground on a major expansion project Thursday.
The fiber optic cable company says the move will double the size of the facility its using, and triple the size of its workforce. DesChamps lbraw 56:45
A Rockbridge County company that makes air exchangers is growing again.
DesChamps Labs will purchase the old Natural Bridge High School for an expansion.
Checking the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the week, it fell 78 points, closing at 5510.56.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review. Nat Sot
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Arts-Camp


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=None


Students from all corners of Virginia are learning together at Radford University this summer.
An Arts Conservatory is providing intensive training for students of all ages.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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IN Q=41 year-old Tom Bone
SUPER=03-Radford/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=01-Tom Bone/Video Animation Student; :13
SUPER=01-Melissa Rollings/Video Animation Student; :25
SUPER=01-Ian Blubaugh/Theater Student; :54
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(( 41 year- old Tom Bone took a week off from his public relations job to learn how to create video cartoons.
In the process, he discovered a passion.
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((TOM BONE/VIDEO ANIMATION STUDENT: WELL IT COULD MEAN IN A FEW YEARS A CAREER CHANGE. 1:43:18THERE'S NOTHING LIKE THE THRILL OF SEEING THAT FLUID MOTION AND KNOWING THAT YOU'VE DONE IT RIGHT. ))
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Video art was also a first for Melissa Rollings, a high school student who has long had a passion for drawing and painting.
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((MELISSA ROLLINGS/VIDEO ANIMATION STUDENT: IT KIND OF PUTS REALITY INTO ALL THE DISNEY MOVIES AND STUFF, HOW LONG IT MUST'VE TAKEN THEM. ))
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((PLANT YOUR FEET, TAKE YOUR SPACE, YOU ARE IN CHARGE, YOU ARE GIVING MELVIN THE BUSINESS. 2:15:59YOU DID WHAT? YOU ATE MY COUGH DROPS. GOOD GOD MELVIN. ))
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These students are learning what it takes to be IN the movies, or on stage.
J-D Roberto, a former soap opera actor and a choreographer for Disney theme parks shared his expertise, which included a dose of not-so-glamorous reality.
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((IAN BLUBAUGH/THEATER STUDENT: HE'S BEEN EXPLAINING THAT TO US, I MEAN HOW TO SURVIVE AS AN ACTOR, WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO TO LIVE, GETTING JOBS AND EVERYTHING. ))
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((J.D. ROBERTO/ACTOR: IT'S HARD TO GET ACTING TRAINING WHEN YOU'RE IN HIGH SCHOOL BECAUSE USUALLY THE FOCUS IS ON PUTTING UP THE SCHOOL MUSICAL AT THE END OF THE YEAR. SO WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO GET TOGETHER AND JUST DO A WEEK OF INTENSIVE ACTING WORK. ))
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Some of these teenagers hope to dance their way into the limelight.
In all, about 90 students and teachers took part in the camp. The state department of education co-sponsored it, in the hope participants will share their new skills in their own schools and communities. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))
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MUSIC ON TAPE
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=none


Later on News 7 at 6,
Kimberly has the weather story, and hopefully, no more Hurricane warnings.
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VO-NAT


And,
The Roanoke Valley was overflowing with Commonwealth Games participants.
And that means plenty of potential injuries.
Stay with us.
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C'Wealth-News


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-53
GRAPHIC=Commonwealth Games


The Commonwealth Games are winding down.
Competition in most of 44 sporting events is nearly complete.
About 15-hundred volunteers make these games happen.
And among those are medical personnel.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


The number of athletes competing in these games has more than doubled in the event's six year history.
The number of medical volunteers has also increased.
These volunteers are on the scene to provide help when it's needed.
They say most of the injuries are NOT as serious as this broken collar bone.
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IN Q=JUST BEING ON THE

(( JACKSON METCALF/MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS: JUST BEING ON THE LOOK OUT FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE SOME KIND OF INJURY LIKE FALLING DOWN AND SCRAPING THEMSELVES OR THEY MIGHT HAVE PULLED A MUSCLE, HAVE A MUSCLE CRAMP. WATCH OUT FOR PEOPLE WHO LOOK LIKE THEY'RE OVERLY HOT.
STU ISRAEL/COMMONWEALTH GAMES: THEY PROVIDE IMMEDIATE MEDICAL TREATMENT. I GUESS WE CAN CALL IT TRIAGE AND THEY ARE THERE IT THERE'S ANY SERIOUS INJURIES TO TREAT THEM UNTIL AN AMBULANCE CAN GET THERE.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Medical volunteers stand by to help at all Commonwealth events.
In addition to the volunteers there is always plenty water on-hand.
Stu Israel says athletes have consumed about 40-thousand gallons of bottle water during this event.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Commonwealth Games continued in the valley this weekend the Winston Cup drivers were in New Hampshire.
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And last night at New River Tony McGuire blew away the field in the Late Model Stock Car Race.
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S-Race


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-33
GRAPHIC=New Hampshire


It was August 1994 when Ernie Irvan was seriously injured in a Wreck at Michigan.
Well, The veteran stock car driver finally completed his comeback today by winning the Jiffy Lube 300 at Loudon, New Hampshire.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Loudon, NH/TNN SPORTS; :


Jeff Gordon was running in 9-th place early in the race and his hood was a little lose.
but the man on the point was Bobby Hamilton in Richard Petty's car and he was just ahead of Geoff Bodine.
Then with 189 laps to go Robert Pressley was the leader when he remained on the track after a caution.
Darrell Waltrip was running strong but he would get loose and hit the wall on lap 160 bringing out the sixth caution of the day.
Terry Labonte was the leader at the halfway mark but he fell behind and Johnny Benson took the point with Dale Earnhardt running third.
Gordon made a move and he looked like the car to beat but he had problems and was forced to pit his car.
Irvan took the lead at that point but it was after the final pit stops that Irvan began to pull away from the field and he held on to that lead to win his first race since returning from the Injury.
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((ERNIE IRVAN/JIFFY LUBE 300 WINNER: ))
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


Dale Jarrett was second Ricky Rudd third South Boston's Jeff Burton was fourth and Robert Pressley came in fifth.

S-Tony


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-7
GRAPHIC=NEW RIVER S'WAY


Tony, Tony, Tony has done it again! Roanoke's Tony McGuire put the WDBJ-Berglund Chevy back in victory lane in last night's 200 lap Late Model Stock Car event at New River.
Mike Stevens has the highlights.
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S-Braves


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-6
GRAPHIC=Braves/Marlins


Atlanta scored five times in the bottom of the 8-th to beat the Florida Marlins in a high scoring game 15 to 10.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/WBFS; :


An nice aerial view of Fulton County Stadium today.
The Marlins took the lead in the first inning Jeff Conine belts this three run homer over the left field wall to make it 3 to nothing Florida.
But the Braves rallied in the third. Javier Lopez sends a bullet into the left field stands for a solo homer and the BRAVES took the 6 to 3 lead.
Atlanta would pad its lead in the third. Ryan Klesko with a two run
SUPER=35-Atlanta/15/Florida/10/;homer deep over the right field wall to make

it 8 to 3 Braves and Atlanta wins it 15 to 10.
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S-Orioles


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-8
GRAPHIC=Orioles/Yankees


The Yankees were in Baltimore again this afternoon for another shot at the Orioles.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/WPIX; :


Davey Johnson watches the action from the Dugout.
He didn't want to see this in the second inning Mike Aldrete hits a single up the middle scoring Darryl Strawberry and the Yankees took the 1 to nothing lead.
But the Orioles came back in their half of the fourth. B.J. Surhoff rips a single to right field Cal Ripken rounds the bases to score and the game was tied 1 to 1 after four.
New York went with a squeeze play Joe Giraldi lays it down in front of
SUPER=35-New York/4/Baltimore/1/; the plate Darryl Strawberry beats the throw

home the Yankees led 2 to 1 and New York wins it 4 to 1.
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S-Games


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#S6-9
GRAPHIC=Commonwealth Games


The Commonwealth Games continued today-- and the Roanoke Valley was peppered with sports.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


The American Legion field in Salem looked a lot like a California Beach.
The Roanoke Valley Volleyball Association held a weekend tournament.
Co-ed matches were played yesterday, and single sex matches were today.
A Silver medalist from yesterday is proud of the R-V-V-A's involvement in the games.
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((JOEL SELKIRK: WE'VE BEEN TOLD WE'RE THE BEST ORGANIZED SPORT-- I THINK THE REASON BEING, WE DO THIS EVERY WEEKEND SO THAT SORT OF HELPS US OUT. ))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Over in Roanoke, several current and former college basketball stars matched up in the championship game of the over 19 bracket.
Blacksburg and "Stan's Team" from Lynchburg played in a rematch of last year's gold medal game.
Blacksburg's squad was stacked with former Virginia Tech star Shawn Goode and several Roanoke College Players.
Lynchburg won 67 to 65, breaking Blacksburg's two year winning streak.
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