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Next on News Seven-- a former Roanoke airline employee is suing her company after allegedly being fired because she was pregnant.
And the Bedford County fire department burns down a home on purpose.

Sports-head


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
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In sports, the USTA crwons a champ at Hunting Hills in tennis, two Bopston Red Sox pitchers are in a car accident and intern reporter Kent Shiner catches up with a trio of Hokie Hoopsters. WX-Head
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Patchy fog as you woke up this morning-- we'll see more of the same tonight.
Meanwhile, hazy, hot, and humid weather make up the work week forecast.

L'Burg-Fatal


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-65
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A single vehicle accident in Campbell County this afternoon claimed the life of a Roanoke man.
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57- year- old William Watkins Lee was driving his pickup truck eastbound on Route 4-60, outside of Lynchburg, when he wrecked.
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((J.B. MURRAY/STATE POLICE: ACCORDING TO WITNESSES IT RAN OFF THE RIGHT SHOULDER OF THE ROAD, OVERTURNED, KILLING THE DRIVER.))
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Lee died at the scene.
The accident happened around 12:20.
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Lawsuit


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-54
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A former ticket agent is suing an airline for pregnancy discrimination.
Tammy Engel claims Mesaba-Northwest Airlink at Roanoke Regional Airport fired her because she was pregnant.
Her attorney says Engel had a spotless employment record before she lost her job last year.
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((TERRY GRIMES/ENGEL'S ATTORNEY: ONE PIECE OF EVIDENCE YOU LOOK FOR IS WAS SHE TERMINATED DURING HER PREGNANCY BEFORE SHE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO ON MATERNITY LEAVE. THAT BEGS THE QUESTION WHY. WHY WAS SHE LET GO NOW, NOT EARLIER OR SOMEWHERE DOWN THE ROAD? THAT RAISES THE INFERENCE OF PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION.))
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Grimes says his client is seeking restitution.
No court date has been set.
Company officials were not available for comment.

Wonder-Drug


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-64
GRAPHIC=Chopski, Joseph


In another legal matter, a pharmacist accused of stealing money from a major medical insurance company celebrated a victory this weekend in Bedford County.
He never spent time behind bars, but party goers say they celebrated his liberation from legal trouble.
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This party got started when a federal jury found Joseph Chopski NOT guilty on 19 counts of fraud.
Last month's verdict ended a four year battle in which Chopski was charged with over-billing insurance companies.
Yesterday his neighbors and long-time customers of his "Wonder Drug Store" kicked up their heals in victory over Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
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((SUSAN FERRIS/WONDER DRUG CUSTOMER: WE KNEW THAT THERE WAS NOTHING TO CHARGES AND THAT WE FELT LIKE WE WERE GOING THROUGH IT TOO.
JOSEPH CHOPSKI/PHARMACIST: I WAS SURPRISED THIS MANY PEOPLE SHOWED UP AND I'M REALLY PLEASED AND THERE'S NO WAY I'LL EVER BE ABLE TO THANK THEM. I TOLD THEM IF I STAYED HERE FOR 100 YEARS I WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO REPAY ALL THE FAVORS THAT HAVE BEEN DONE.))
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Organizers sold t-shirts to help pay for the fun.
They say any left over money is going to the Chopski family to send them on a summer vacation.
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Mark-Warner


ANCHOR=Ron
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TAPE# 96-56; edit 596-19; 96-50; 96-51
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Senatorial Canidate Mark Warner says he backs the proposed welfare bill.
Warner said he would support the bill despite having a few reservations.
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((MARK WARNER/DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CANDIDATE; ONE OF MY CONCERNS WITH THE WELFARE LEGISLATION IS THAT WE DIDN'T INVITE THE PRIVATE SECTOR INTO THE DISCUSSION EARLIER ENOUGH BECAUSE WHAT WE WANT THESE PEOPLE TO TRANSITION TO IS FROM WELFARE INTO PRIVATE SECTOR JOBS. AND, TO DO THAT AT THE TABLE AS WELL.))
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Warner made the comments while campaigning through the Roanoke area.
He toured the Brambleton Center trying to pick-up more votes and a last minute game of basketball.
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ANCHOR=Ron
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Despite his efforts last week, a News-7/Mason Dixon poll showed less than 30 percent of voters would back him for the Senate.
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Senator JOHN Warner will stop in Roanoke tomorrow.
He'll be meeting with Congressman Bob Goodlatte and supporters.
The senator also plans to stop in Lynchburg, Lexington, and Buchanan.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Ron
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When News 7 at Six continues,
The telecommunications business is becoming more jumbled.
One of the baby bells is offering internet service.
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And,
Bedford County firefighters were on the scene of a fire that they knew was going to break out.
But first let's check in with Kimberly.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly

wx ad lib
Okay, Ron--
Well it didn't get quite as warm as we had counted on today-- Some lingering cloud cover kept temperatures down a bit.
As for this week-- look for more hazy sunshine and yes, hotter temperatures.
In the meantime, let's take a look at today's numbers, which didn't get past the low 80s... Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
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Fire-Training


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-55
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Fire destroyed a house in Bedford County this afternoon.
Not to worry-- the blaze was part of a training exercise for volunteer departments in the county.
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This house was scheduled to be demolished so county officials took the opportunity to use it as a training exercise.
Fire fighters used the first day of a two day training event to prepare for today's big fire.
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((DAVE NICHOLS/BEDFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY: WE ACTUALLY FILLED THE STRUCTURE WITH ARTIFICIAL SMOKE AND ALLOWED THE STUDENTS TO CRAWL AROUND BECAUSE WHEN YOUR INSIDE THERE YOUR BLIND. WE WANTED THEM TO GET USE TO THEIR EQUIPMENT AND THEIR SKILLS BEFORE WE INTRODUCED THEM TO FIRE.
AS VOLUNTEERS THEY'RE NOT DOING THIS EVERYDAY AS A CAREER. SO WE LIKE TO GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO HONE THEIR SKILLS PRIOR TO THE EMERGENCY INCIDENT.))
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About 10 volunteer departments participated in the training exercise.
The house was allowed to burn to the ground.
The lot will be cleared, and a new building will be built in it's place.
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Armory


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-53
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A local National Guard Armory on the Southside is moving closer to getting a facelift.
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Congress has agreed to provide nearly one-point eight million dollars for long term expansion and renovation of the Squire National Guard Armory in Danville.
The facility was built in 1971.
Congressman L- F Payne says a variety of changes are in store.
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(REP. L. F. PAYNE/D-NELSON CO.: IT WILL PROVIDE A MUCH BETTER PLACE FOR THE

UNIT THAT'S THERE TO BE ABLE TO DO THE NECESSARY TRAINING THAT THEY NEED TO DO, IT WILL ALSO BE USED BY THE CITY OF DANVILLE WHICH WILL BE ABLE TO USE THIS WHEN THE GUARD ISN'T USING IT, AND IT WILL BE USED IN THEIR RECREATION AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS. ))
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Payne credits Senator Chuck Robb and Delegate Whitt Clement for securing additional funds.
Danville has also committed 50-thousand dollars toward the project.
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ANCHOR=RON
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The congressional money for the renovation is part of a bill that must be signed by the President-- who's expected to give his approval.

Bell-Atlantic


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 96-62
GRAPHIC=Bell Atlantic Logo


There is now more evidence of how the Telecommunications Act has blurred the lines separating television, telephone, and the Internet.
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This week Bell Atlantic, one of the largest phone companies in our area, introduced its own Internet service.
It's already in Baltimore and Washington D-C.
Bell Atlantic has made it a priority to have information accessible on local points of interest, such as Washington's tourist sites and the Redskins.
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((GWEN KETCHAM/BELL ATLANTIC: WE TRIED TO FIND ALL THE LOCAL CONTENT WE COULD. SO THAT WHEN SOMEBODY GETS ON THE NET, THEY CAN NOT ONLY GET ONLY GET WORLD INFORMATION, BUT THINGS ABOUT THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITY. THEY CAN KEY INTO COMMUNITY EVENTS, RESTAURANTS IN THE AREA, MOVIES AND MOVIE LISTINGS. THEY CAN GET INVOLVED WITH THEIR FAMILIES.))
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The service is being marketed to both individuals and businesses, both small and large.
Bell Atlantic has not said when this service might be coming to our area.
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Business-Review


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A Roanoke robotics company is touting its new inventions, and a hopeful outlook for Southside Virginia's flue cured tobacco crop.
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
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TULTEX FILE 13:35
After several years of tough times in the apparel industry, Tultex of Martinsville appears to be on the rebound.
This week the activewear maker purchased a dyeing and finishing plant in Asheville, North Carolina that was owned by Champion. STI VIDEO LB RAW 15:30
A Roanoke County company has developed a new product that may become very popular with railroads.
Systems Technology of Virginia has built a machine that can reduce the time it takes repair a critical part of a boxcar by 95- percent. INCUBATOR LB RAW 08:17
The Roanoke Valley's new small business incubator has landed its second tenant, less than a week after opening.
The New Century Venture Center announced that SynCom Electronics has moved into one of its spaces. TOBACCO LBRAW 18:07
Danville's annual flue cured tobacco market opened this week.
Tobacco prices were stable or higher compared to last year, and the crop is plentiful thanks to a relatively strong growing season.
WYYD remains on top in the latest radio ratings by Arbitron.
It's more than three points higher than urban sister stations W-J-J-X and W-J-J-S. DOW PRE PRO
Checking the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the week, it closed up 207 POINTS points, finishing at 5679.83.
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Also this week, Roanoke based Telebrands has settled a 515- thousand- dollar law suit involving a hearing aid it sells.
The product is considered unsafe, and the company must reimburse anyone who asks for a refund within 90 days.

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ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=six
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When News 7 at Six continues,
Hayden Via of Botetourt County was king for a day this weekend.
The World War One veteran was born in 18-96.
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And,
We'll turn our attention to the skies-- and visit with some Pulaski aviators.
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FLYING-ACES


ANCHOR=RON
NEWSCAST=SIX
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 96-66
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A group of Pulaski County residents take to the wild blue yonder every weekend.
The planes soar to new heights, but the pilots never leave the ground.
Denise Allen explains.
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These are the Flying Aces.
Members rent a lot at the New River Valley Industrial Park, where every weekend they take to the air.
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((WILSON: YOUR BASIC PLANE WOULD PROBABLY BE MORE LIKE THREE TO 350 AND THAT COULD PUT YOU FLYING WITH A BRAND NEW AIRPLANE.))
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The planes are built from kits.
And each member takes pride in the finished product.
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((ROGER VASS/FLYING ACES: GLUE IT, COVER IT, PUT A MOTOR ON IT. PUT A RADIO IN AND GET IT TO DO WHAT YOU WANT IT TO DO. IT'S A FANTASTIC FEELING TO SEE IT LIFT OFF THE GROUND.))
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DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 REPORTER: THE AERONAUTIC ACROBATICS ARE AMAZING, BUT YOU DON'T BECOME A TOP GUN OVER NIGHT.
IT TAKES A LOT OF TRAINING TO BECOME A MODEL PILOT.
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Trainers instruct new pilots like me with linked radio remote controllers.
If the student is heading for a crash the trainer assumes control.
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The Flying Aces are 40 members strong.
They say the model plane clubs are cropping up all over the country.
And they're hoping more people will take to the sky by joining their club.
Denise Allen News 7.))

100th-Birthday


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=afr
TAPE# 96-67
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A birthday party at the Snyder Nursing Home in Salem drew a big crowd yesterday.
Everyone came to celebrate a century of life.
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(( Haden Via was born in Botetourt County on August 2nd, 1896.
Via used to shoot rabbits as a boy-- and his sharpshooting skills were put to good use in World War One-- he taught his fellow soldiers marksmanship. ((HADEN DENNIS VIA: I SHOWED THEM EVERYTHING I KNEW HOW TO HOLD THEIRSELF. I SAID THAT GUN'LL KICK YOU AND IT'S LIABLE TO HIT YOU IN THE FACE OR SOMETHING. )) Via lost his sight in 1941,
But he has kept active-- the oldest living member of the 82nd Airborne was an avid gardener until surgery slowed him down a few years ago. ((RUBY VIA HARLOW/DAUGHTER: HE TOLD ME I'LL BE GLAD WHEN THIS IS OVER, SO I CAN GET BACK TO WORK AND HE IS A VERY HAPPY MAN-- I HOPE I'LL BE THAT HAPPY WHEN I'M 100! )) This Centegenarian isn't afraid to put his two cents in-- he's got good advice for anyone who wants to live for a century. ((HADEN DENNIS VIA: MY SECRET WAS, DON'T GO WHERE YOU SHOULDN'T BE THAT'S SOMETHING I NEVER DID. )) ))

Sports Tease


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WRITER=sma
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A number of major league matinees to bring ya, the USTA Challenger of Roanoke crowns a tennis champ at Hunting Hills,
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and intern reports Kent Shiner has the story of three former tech hoopsters who are in the hunt for professional basketball jobs.
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S-Crash


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-20
GRAPHIC=Twins/Red Sox


The Boston Red Sox got a scare today..off the field when pitchers Tim Wakefield and Mike Maddux were involved in a car accident around 10 in route to Fenway park this morning for today's date with the twins. Neither pitcher was seriously hurt, but Maddux missed afternoon's scheduled start.
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The BoSox offense DID do some serious damage to the Minnesota pitching

staff!! Boston broke the game wide open in the second with 7 runs. Reggie Jefferson is "movin on up" with this bases loaded triple. Jefferson drove in 4 runs.
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Mike Greenwell kept the inning going with this RBI single for 1 of Boston's 13 runs.
Mo Vaugn slammed two dingers on the day, Boston wins 13-6.
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S-MLB


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-19
GRAPHIC=Orioles/Indians


Speaking of blow outs, The Cleveland Indians spanked the baltimore Orioles 14 to 2 at Jacobs Field this afternoon.
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SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/Orioles vs. Indians; :00


You know you're in trouble when cal Ripken is tagging up!! Manny Ramirez locks, then, loads..and then guns down cal at third in the 4th inning.
Bobby Bonilla did show some Orioles offense, smashing his 14th homer of the season to tie the game at 1 all.
Then in the 5th, Kenny Lofton gives a fan a nice souvenir, smoking his 9th home run on the year to put the Indians a head.
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Lofton with some great defense.. Watch this incredible catch on the wall in center that robs B.J. Surhoff, Indians cage the Birds 14-2.
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S-National


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-18
GRAPHIC=cardinals/Mets


In National league action, under the direction of Tony larussa, the St. Louis Cardinals are in second place in the NL Central. Today, the cards beat the mets 4 to 2.
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The team that's a head of them...the Houston Astros by a half game. The Stros edged out the San francisco Giants 7-6 today.
But the mets gave this game with the cardinals away. Ron Gant's routine grounder cannot be handled and a couple of runs scor, Cards by 2.
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S-Vinton


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Dixie Baseball


The Virginia state baseball all star team from Vinton plays South Carolina tonight at 7 in the second round of the Dixie World Series in Cleveland Mississippi.
The 14 year olds beat Florida6-5 last night to continue in the winners bracket.
Tonight at 11, We will have highlights of Dixie pre-majors world series action taking place at Salem Kiwanis field. Now, today's numbers, WIPE TO BOARDS!!

S-Score


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S-USTA


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-16
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On to Tennis where Karen Miller needed defeated Marie Jose Gaidona in the finals of the USTA Challenger of Roanoke Tennis Tournament over at Hunting Hills today.
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Miller came into the tourney the 3rd seed and needed 3 sets to top Gaidona, the number 1 seed. Miller prevailed 1-6, 6-4 and 6-love and in the process pocketed the 4 thousand dollars in first place prize money.
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ANCHOR=Steve
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The doubles finals is not yet over.

S-Trio


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=KSH
TAPE#=S6-12
GRAPHIC=Tech basketball

Damon Watlington, Shawn Smith, and Shawn Good are three exiting college basketball stars that were not drafted. Intern reporter Kent Shiner caught up with the threesome and found out there is indeed life after Blacksburg.
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((Damon Watlington
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Shawn Smith
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and Shawn Good are three reasons Tech's basketball program is back on the national map.
Their playing tenure at Tech is over but the trio has made a smooth transition by turning in a Hokie jersey for a whistle at Radford University's Boys' basketball Camp. ((:))
Coaching kids is only temporary. While the NBA has initially stayed away from them, all three have plans of playing professional basketball. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
It's a safe bet Watlington, Smith, and Good will compete professionally either home or abroad, but if their pro careers don't work out they still have several options. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
These Hokies have not only made a mark on the court at Tech they have now made a mark in the hearts of some young athletes. From the Dedmon Center in (-------------) Radford Kent Shiner News-7 Sports.))