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ANCHOR=Keith

Roanoke's chief of police has died. Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
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We'll look at M- David Hooper's 30-year tenure at the helm of the city police department.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And we'll hear some pros and cons of the proposed tobacco settlement. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight on News 7 sports, Chipper Jones gets a good report from the doctor, John Tortarella gets another shot in the NHL, Steve Mason checks in from the diamond in Stewartsville,
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Plus, former E.C. Glass star Carl Bradley wins the Virginia Tech ironman competition with some amazing feast of strength.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Not much to report tonight. Sunny weather will continue through much of the week. More on that just ahead. Hooper

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ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-43
GRAPHIC=David Hooper


Roanoke Police Chief M. David Hooper died today.
He had been on medical leave in recent months fighting cancer.
His 30- year career in Roanoke was marked by accomplishment, and controversy.
And tonight Joe Dashiell has more on his leadership.
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M. David Hooper first reviewed his Roanoke troops in the summer of 1967, and fielded questions from reporters who concerned about the civil disobedience that was sweeping the country.
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IN Q=The measures to provide

(( ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=will be taken.


If the civil rights struggle was raising questions at the start of his career here, racial issues have generated controversy for the department in the years since.
Despite charges of discrimination and use of excessive force, Hooper was steadfast in his defense of the department.
SOT 00:49:12
IN Q=There is no cynical

(( ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=plot or conspiracy.


And there many accomplishments under his leadership... including development of the police academy, the national accreditation the department won in 1994, and creation of the COPE team that has helped to reduce crime in the city's public housing communities.
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OUT Q=better place to live.


M. David Hooper was 67 years old. Joe Dashiell News 7))

React


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-36
GRAPHIC=None
Double Boxes=Keith and Andrew/Microwave


News 7's Andrew Freiden has been gathering reaction to Hooper's death from Roanoke city leaders.
Andrew is at police headquarters tonight.
Live=Andrew Full/Microwave
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(Rollcue: a terminal cancer.)
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(( ))
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SUPER=@Herbert;:21
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OUT Q=with the community.
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Double Boxes=Keith and Andrew/Microwave




Tobacco-Settlement


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire


More than three- thousand young people begin smoking each day.
Part of last week's tentative settlement between lawyers and big tobacco is aimed at reducing the number of young people who are "lighting up".
Teresa Hamilton reports-- the deal may be popular among doctors but it isn't gaining support from a local speedway.
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SOT
IN Q=The New River
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/NRV Health District, Dir.; :16
SUPER=@Teresa1; :29
SUPER=01-Stephanie Carroll/NRV Speedway Spokesperson; :46
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OUT Q=NEWS 7, Pulaski County.

((
The New River Valley Speedway and Winston are synonymous.
But under a deal reached last week-- between 40- states and the tobacco industry-- advertising at sporting events-- including racing-- would cease.
Dr. Jody Hershey supports the deal.
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SOT
IN Q=430- thousand

((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER VALLEY HEALTH DISTRICT: 430- THOUSAND PEOPLE DIE EVERY YEAR AS A RESULT OF SMOKING RELATED ILLNESSES. AND IT'S COSTING US OVER 50- BILLION A YEAR IN HEALTH RELATED ILLNESSES AS A RESULT OF TOBACCO. ))
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stand up:
Virginia tobacco growers and those involved in auto racing view the deal in a different light. For them, the changes would have a profound impact on their livelihood. end su
In Pulaski County-- Winston is the backbone of the New River Valley Speedway-- supplying everything from paint to schedules.
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IN Q=It's going to

((STEPHANIE CARROLL/NRV SPEEDWAY SPOKESPERSON:IT'S GOING TO BE HARD ON THE OWNERS, IT'S GOING TO BE A HARD THING FOR US TO KEEP UP, YOU KNOW, TO KEEP THE SUPPORT UP, UNLESS WE HAVE SOMEONE WHO COMES IN TO THEM AND I DON'T THINK WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO FIND THAT. ))
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OUT Q=find that.


The deal is in the early stages-- it must still be approved by Congress and the President. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))

Blue-Mold


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 pm
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-34
GRAPHIC=Tobacco


Tobacco is under attack from another foe this week -- blue mold.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


The fungus has destroyed 12 acres on Eldridge Keen's farm.
He says he thinks he bought damaged plants from North Carolina.
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SOT 2:25:19
IN Q=It's going to be

((ELDRIDGE KEEN/TOBACCO FARMER: IT'S GOING TO BE TOUGH. I'M TALKING ABOUT A LOSS OF 30 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO 40 IF -- I'M GOING TO REPLANT. IF WHAT I REPLANT DOESN'T DO ANYTHING THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.))
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VO-NAT


Wind or rain could sweep the fungus onto nearby farms.
Extension Agent Lee Wright advises farmers to spray tobacco plants with a chemical called Acrobat -- BEFORE blue mold strikes.
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SOT 23:44:14
IN Q=Once they find

((LEE WRIGHT/EXTENSION AGENT: ONCE THEY FIND THE BLUE MOLD IN THE FIELD, IF THEY WERE TO SPRAY, IT'S NOT GOING TO KILL THE FUNGUS THAT'S THERE BUT IT WILL HELP TO CONTAIN IT AND KEEP IT FROM SPREADING QUITE AS BAD.))
SUPER=01-Lee Wright/Extension Agent;
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OUT Q=quite as bad
Talent=Keith
SS=Tobacco


Blue mold has also been reported in tobacco crops in Halifax County.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Is Jim Gilmore's proposal to eliminate Virginia's personal property tax an election year softball, or is it really more hard hitting?
That story is up next on News 7 at Six.
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VO-NAT


Also--it's an eye sore that's become a thorn in the side of New Castle's elected officials.
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SOT TAPE ONE 01:40:41
IN Q=I wish

((R. JULIAN ZIMMERMAN/NEW CASTLE MAYOR: I WISH THERE WAS THERE SOMETHING I COULD DO ABOUT IT, HOWEVER, AT THIS TIME THERE IS NOTHING.))
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OUT Q=there's nothing.
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A junk yard moves in next door, and the neighbors aren't pleased. That story also coming up.
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ANCHOR=Robin

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Tax-Cut


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-27
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


Republicans are calling it a set-up.
But new estimates that question the credibility of Jim Gilmore's tax cut
SS=Personal Property Tax

plan come from the NON-partisan Virginia Municipal League.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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(( Are the Virginia Municipal League and Virginia Association of Counties biased against Republican Jim Gilmore and his tax plan?
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((DEL. VANCE WILKINS: IT APPEARS TO ME THAT BY THE VERY WORDS OF THEIR STATEMENT ON THE RADIO THEY WERE ATTACKING IT. SO I'D LIKE TO KNOW IF YOU'RE ATTACKING IT OR NOT? DEL. DICK CRANWELL: CAN WE GET IN THE RECORD THEN THAT HE THINKS THEY'RE ATTACKING IT AND CAN WE GET TO THE FACTS?))
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((ONE OF THE BIGGEST DISAGREEMENTS IS OVER THE NUMBERS. THE VIRGINIA MUNICIPAL LEAGUE ESTIMATES JIM GILMORE'S PLAN WILL COST 1-POINT-3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR IN THE YEAR 2003 AND GROW THEREAFTER. THAT'S MORE THAN DOUBLE WHAT JIM GILMORE SAYS.))
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sot tape ONE 11:28:04

((JAMES HARRIS/VA. MUNICIPAL LEAGUE: BUT EVEN AFTER TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE SAFEGUARDS THAT HAVE BEEN BUILT INTO THIS PROPOSAL WE HAVE TO CONCLUDE THAT IT IS UNACCEPTABLE TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.))
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SOT TAPE ONE 11:17:14

((DEL. VANCE WILKINS: THESE ARE GOOD TIMES. AND IF YOU DON'T CUT TAXES UNDER GOOD TIMES, WHEN ARE YOU EVER GOING TO DO IT?))
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SOT TAPE ONE 11:18:00

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: WE'VE HAD ONE INCREASE IN THE INCOME TAX IN THE LAST 45 YEARS. WE'VE INCREASED THE SALES TAX ONE TIME IN 35 YEARS. VIRGINIA IS NOT A HIGH TAX STATE. BUT WE NEED TO, I THINK, REINVEST. BECAUSE WE REDUCED MAJOR STATE AGENCY BUDGETS BY 30-PERCENT DURING THE RECESSION. AND THE COLLEGES WE HURT BAD.))
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But it was a Democrat-dominated committee tinkering with a campaign promise that irked Republicans the most.
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((DEL. THELMA DRAKE/R-NORFOLK: I THINK IT WAS TOTALLY UNCALLED FOR. AND THAT I'VE NEVER SEEN IT DONE BEFORE. AND DOES IT MEAN THAT ANY CANDIDATE THAT HAS ANY IDEA IS GOING TO BE CALLED BEFORE A COMMISSION SUCH AT THIS TO EXPLAIN WHAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT? I THINK WE SHOULD LET THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA DECIDE.))
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They'll have plenty of food for thought between now and November.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

VPAP


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-29
GRAPHIC=Campaign Spending


Virginia voters have a new site to check out on the web.
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SUPER=@file;


And Virginia's six candidates for statewide office have a lot more to be proud of than their platforms.
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The Virginia Public Access Project has gotten them to agree to hand over their campaign finance reports on computer disks.
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SOT 14:03:02
IN Q=I think

((DAVID POOLE/VA. PUBLIC ACCESS PROJECT: IT'S NOT SOME FUTURE THING TO TALK ABOUT. IT'S ACTUALLY HAPPENING. AND PEOPLE IN THEIR HOMES CAN GO AND LOG ONTO THE INTERNET AND FIND OUT ALL SORTS OF INFORMATION THAT BEFORE WOULD HAVE BEEN VIRTUALLY INACCESSIBLE -- WOULD HAVE TAKEN WEEKS AND WEEKS AND WEEKS OF DIGGING.))
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OUT Q=of digging.
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VO-NAT


It's a searchable database run on the cheap out of an apartment in Richmond.
Last year, Virginia was ranked as the second most inaccessible state in terms of campaign spending reports.
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TAKE PINNACLE PAGE FULLSCREEN LIVE
The World Wide Web address for the Virginia Public Access Project is c-r-p dot o-r-g slash v-p-a-p slash.
You'll find also find a link to the site on our WDBJ home page.

Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=Rail Merger


Norfolk Southern and C-S-X have handed regulators a 15- thousand page application for a joint takeover of Conrail.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-CSX Video;


N-S and C-S-X estimate over three years they'll cut 22- hundred positions at all three railroads.
SUPER=@File;


Roanoke could benefit, though.
Conrail's Philadelphia headquarters stands to lose 16- hundred jobs.
But more than half will be offered transfers to cities including Roanoke.
Congressman Bob Goodlatte says N-S told him the deal will bring a net gain of 188 jobs here.
The plan also calls for a 33- million- dollar investment in a key north- south route through our area.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


This was a rough day on Wall Street.
The market had risen sharply in recent weeks, and analysts say it was due for some selling.
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The Dow suffered its second-worst point drop ever, down 192 points.
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Junk-Yard


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-31
GRAPHIC=None


One drawback of living in rural Virginia can be that some towns don't have zoning ordinances.
Len Besthoff outlines some problems it's creating in New Castle.
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SOT
IN Q=I don't
SUPER=03-New Castle; :27
SUPER=@Len1; :37
SUPER=01-William Anderson/Junkyard Neighbor; :46
SUPER=03-Craig Co.; :53 (VERY QUICK!)
SUPER=01-Charlie Fouts/New Castle Resident; 1:03 (VERY QUICK!)
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OUT Q=LB, News-7.

((
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SOT TAPE ONE 07:18:41
IN Q=I don't

((JACK OLIVER/JUNKYARD OWNER: I DON'T LIKE NEWS REPORTERS. Well, you don't know me. OLIVER: STILL DON'T LIKE YOU.))
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OUT Q=still don't like you.


Jack Oliver isn't up for talking about the new junkyard he's building in New Castle.
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SOT tape one 07:18:57
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((OLIVER: I'VE CATEGORIZED ALL Y'ALL IN ONE CATEGORY. Y'ALL GOT YOUR NOSE WHERE IT DON'T BELONG. ))
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OUT Q=don't belong.


Odds are it's because it's being put next to two of the town's most historic buildings.
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SOT TAPE ONE 01:40:37
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((R. JULIAN ZIMMERMAN/NEW CASTLE MAYOR: IT IS DISGUSTING TO ME.))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=to me.


New Castle's mayor and council are taking a lot of heat over this, in fact two members have already resigned in part because the issue has become too hot to handle.
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SOT 01:42:10 tape one
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((ZIMMERMAN: THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL, DURING MY TIME ANYWAY.))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=anyway.
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IN Q=Now what's

((Now what's strange about this situation is that while almost agrees that this junkyard is an unwanted eyesore, most don't blame Jack Oliver for putting it here.))
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OUT Q=it here.
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SOT TAPE ONE 02:18:55
IN Q=I don't

((WILLIAM ANDERSON/JUNKYARD NEIGHBOR: I DON'T THINK HE WANTS TO BE HERE ANY MORE THAN ANYBODY IN TOWN WANTS HIM TO BE HERE, I DON'T THINK HE HAD ANY CHOICE.))
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OUT Q=any choice.


Oliver had to move his junkyard from a wooded area in neighboring Craig County because it didn't meet its zoning codes.
So he just brought it to a place without any...the town of New Castle.
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SOT TAPE ONE 07:23:06
IN Q=Least up

((CHARLIE FOUTS/NEW CASTLE RESIDENT: LEAST UP THERE, YOU KNOW, IT WAS WOODS, NOBODY COULD SEE HIM BECAUSE IT WAS WAY OFF THE ROAD.))
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OUT Q=off the road.


New Castle expects to adopt a zoning code when town council meets next month. Nat Sot hammering tape one
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Odds are it's too late to affect New Castle's newest resident though.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming your way tonight on News 7 sports, the Braves are Chipper about Jones injury report,
A couple of Hokies hit the weights in an unusual fashion.
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plus, Steve Mason checks in with a touching story from the Stewartsville where a fallen youth league softball player lives on through her team.
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S-Braves


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-3
GRAPHIC=BRAVES


Braves' fans can relax tonight. Chipper Jones, who collided with teammate Mike Mordecai yesterday, and hurt his left knee will only miss a couple of games.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Yesterday; :00


The club's trainers and a team physician examined the knee this morning and found no structural damage.
However, there was good reason for concern because this is the same knee Jones injured in the spring of 1994 when he missed the entire season.
The latest injury is just a sprain.
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S-Torty


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s7-7
GRAPHIC=TORTARELLA


The Phoenix Coyotes of the NHL have again put area hockey alumnus John Tortarella back in the NHL.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Vinton/1986 ACHL Playoffs;:00


The 37 year old Tortarella, who led the Virginia Lancers to the Atlantic Coast Hockey League title in 1986 at the Lancerlot in Vinton was named an assistant coach with the Coyotes this afternoon.
Tortarella spent the past two years coaching Buffalo's AHL team the Rochester Americans.
He also served as an assistant with the Sabres for 5 years.
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S-Colbert


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-8
GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL


The Virginia Tech football team wrapped up its off-season informal conditioning with its gruelling ironman competition finals.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00


Quarterback Nick Sorensen finished a strong third in the battle, while Corey Moore completed the tough obstacle course in second place.
But the man was former E.C. Glass star Carl Bradley who set a new Iron man record, manhandling this car and completing the course in two minutes and 52 seconds.
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S-Golf


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-6
GRAPHIC=Golf


The twentieth annual Virginias Women's Stroke Play Championship tees off at the Roanoke Country Club Tomorrow.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


The ladies practice today. The 54 hole event is limited to the low 96 handicap indexes. Six time Virginia Amateur championship Robbye Youel has been impressed with the turn out.
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((ROBBYE YOUEL/TOURNAMENT COMPETITOR:)) ((VALETA PITTMAN/TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR:))
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SUPER=01-Valeta Pittman/Tournament Director; :29
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OUT Q=...like that"
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The three day tournament begins tomorrow morning at 8. The Sydney Elliott trophy is up for gabs in what many hope will be an enjoyable week.
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((LOUISE BOWEN/TOURNAMENT COMPETITOR:))
SUPER=01-Louise Bowen/Tournament Competitor; :00
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OUT Q=...out for the fun"
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S-Allison


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-4
GRAPHIC=Softball


The Dixie fast pitch softball S & C Vipers finished in second place in the 10/11 year old ponytail division this past week.
But Steve Mason says this season was about much more than winning or losing- it was about life and death.
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SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Donnie Dillon/Vipers' Head Coach; :15
SUPER=@Steve2; :39
SUPER=01-Jennifer Boothe/Vipers' Outfielder; :50
SUPER=01-Amanda Morris/Vipers' 1st Baseman; 1:22
SUPER=01-Courtney Dillon/Vipers' 2nd Baseman; 1:30
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((NAT SOUND))
((The Vipers dedicated this season to Allison Fullen, their friend and teammate who was killed April 20 in a car accident on route 24 in Bedford. ((DONNIE DILLON:)) Allison's number has been embroidered on the team's jerseys and in left field on the Viper logo. She was a bright student at Stewartsville Elementary, where her memory lives on through a tree friends and teachers planted in early May. Her contributions in life are rooted far deeper than talents on the softball field. ((JENNIFER BOOTHE:)) ((DILLON:)) Last week, the Fullen's attended their first game since the tragedy. Kim wore her daughter's jersey, and the Vipers scored 19 runs to win. For the team, there truly is an angel in the outfield. ((COURTNEY:))
In Bedford County, Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))
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Bike-Virginia


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-33
GRAPHIC=None


17- hundred bicyclists from across the country are getting a lesson in Virginia history this week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Appomattox Co.


The tenth annual Bike Virginia tour rolled through Appomattox County today, the third day of a five- day, 340 mile trip.
Cyclists have been following the same path General Robert E. Lee took in the days before his surrender at Appomattox Courthouse.
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IN Q=I'd never really

((BOB COOPER/CATONSVILLE, MD: I'D NEVER REALLY BEEN THROUGH THIS PART OF VIRGINIA OTHER THAN GOING DOWN THE HIGHWAYS. BEEN DOWN 81 AND I-95, BUT NEVER REALLY BEEN IN BETWEEN SO IT'S NICE TO SEE SOME OF THE TOWNS.)) ((RAY GRAMMO/STERLING, VA: I FOUND OUT I WASN'T PAYING ATTENTION IN HISTORY CLASS WHEN I WAS A LITTLE BIT YOUNGER. MY BROTHER AND I THOROUGHLY ENJOY IT AND WE ARE LEARNING A LOT ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE AREA.))
SUPER=01-Bob Cooper/Catonsville, MD; :00
SUPER=01-Ray Grammo/Sterling, VA; :12
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=history of the area.
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VO-NAT


The bike tour wraps up Wednesday in Sussex County.
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Promo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
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