[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:

A proposal to fund state colleges and universities based on performance... counting heads on graduation day, among other things.
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[VO-NAT]


And the search for the minister's wife- -attracts a five-figure reward for information. Maybe you can help find Patty Jo Pullen.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Tonight on News 7 sports, two Hokies baseball stars get invitations to the Olympic trials. We'll meet the area's top high school softball pitcher,
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[VO-NAT]


and Dale Jarrett tells us why he thinks the upcoming Winston All-star race is always a controversial affair.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Isolated thunderstorms move into the region. Heavy rains but not widespread. Details just ahead.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
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[SOT 12:20:39]
[IN Q=It's a change]

((IT'S A CHANGE. CHANGE IS ALWAYS DIFFICULT. WE CERTAINLY AT THE COUNCIL KNOW ABOUT THAT. IT'S HARD TO UNDERTAKE. BUT IT'S EXCITING!))
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[OUT Q=it's exciting!]
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[VO-NAT]


Virginia's making its schoolchildren face consequences for poor performance.
Why NOT the same for colleges and universities?
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[SCHEV]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#99-13 1:02:05]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia College Funding]


Performance-based funding of colleges and universities would be a first in the nation.
Today, the governor's appointees to the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia put the idea in motion.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Ellen/Microwave]


Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
What does this mean?
[Live=Ellen Full/Richmond Microwave]
[SUPER=@Ellen1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Keith, the funding model is a suggestion that would have to be adopted by the General Assembly.
And it's one that is sure to generate controversy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The funding]
[SUPER=01-Kate Griffin/State Council of Higher Ed.; : ]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape; : ]
[SUPER=01-Karen Marcus/State Council of Higher Ed.; : ]
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[OUT Q=don't fail.]



The funding would be based on five measures:
Graduation rates and student retention rates-- that is how many first year students are back for the second year.
Exit exams... like GREs.
And Post Graduate Placement... or where students get jobs when they get out of school.
And finally, faculty productivity-- to counteract an alleged public perception that professors don't do enough work for their high salaries.
[sot 12:20:52]

((KATE GRIFFIN/STATE COUNCIL ON HIGHER ED.: WE'RE TALKING ABOUT APPLYING SOME FREE MARKET PRINCIPLES TO THE WAY WE DO BUSINESS, TO THE WAY WE FUND HIGHER EDUCATION, KEEPING IN MIND THE IMPORTANCE OF A QUALITY EDUCATION. SO IT WILL BE A TOUGH SELL IN THAT CHANGE IS ALWAYS DIFFICULT. HOWEVER, YOU CAN'T IGNORE THE EXCITING IMPLICATIONS OF IT.))
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Virginia Tech says it's happy to have its funding tied to success measures.
But the one about where a graduate gets a job is problematic-- depending heavily on the state of the economy.
The school also sees questions still unaddressed-- like what would its base budget be?
Council members say the schools should be happy to have less political and more stable funding.
[sot 12:16:01 ]

((KAREN MARCUS/STATE COUNCIL OF HIGHER ED.: IT GETS THEM OUT OF SOMEBODY ELSE'S CONTROL AS WELL. YOU KNOW, THEY GET TO RUN THEIR SCHOOL LIKE A BUSINESS. AND WE'RE TELLING THEM YOU RUN IT JUST LIKE A BUSINESS. DON'T FAIL.))
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[Live=Ellen Full/Microwave]
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[Double Boxes=Keith & Ellen/Microwave][Council-Reaction]



[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-15 28:43]
[GRAPHIC=VA College Funding]


Some state lawmakers who've been briefed on the proposal are wary.
Roanoke Senator John Edwards, a Democrat, says funds for public colleges should NOT hinge on past performance.
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[SOT 12:58:26]
[IN Q=The state]

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D-ROANOKE: JUST SIMPLY LOOKING AT PERFORMANCE I THINK IS NOT A GOOD IDEA. WE NEED TO LOOK AT A NUMBER OF FACTORS, PERFORMANCE BEING ONE CERTAINLY BUT THE NEEDS OF THE INSTITUTIONS TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE PERFORMING AS WELL AS THEY CAN PERFORM.))
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[TALENT=Keith]
[SS=Hold]


Edwards also says the state should fund colleges on a long term basis so school officials can plan.
State Council members say the new plan would provide a stable funding base... and the performance-based funding would be added on top.

[311-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-21 14:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke County police don't know what caused a Catawba man to lose control of his pickup truck, causing a deadly accident this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


83 year old Ashby Thomas ran off the road onto the shoulder on Route 311 near the Craig County line.
When he pulled the truck back onto the road, he crossed the center line, hitting an on-coming car head on.
Thomas was killed .. and the driver of the other car, an unidentified woman, was airlifted to the hospital with serious leg injuries.
Police say an airbag saved the woman's life.
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[Missing-Woman]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-11 57:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


She vanished without a trace. And now neighbors and authorities from two counties are searching for her with few clues to go on ...despite a generous reward for information.
Marya Jones reports on the search for the Pittsylvania County woman who disappeared over the weekend.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Authorities from]
[SUPER=01-Sheriff Harold Plaster/Pittsylvania County; :23]
[SUPER=@Marya1; 1:00]
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[OUT Q=Marya Jones, News 7. runs 1:13]

[dredging river shots]
Authorities from Pittsylvania and Caswell Counties scoured the Dan River and surrounding area for signs of 37 year old Patty Jo Pulley, but found nothing. [photo]
Pulley disappeared last Friday, after she went into Danville to shop. [road shot]
Her pickup was found Saturday, just across the border in North Carolina... one-and-a-half miles from her home. [two-shot of me & Sheriff]
Police say their were no signs of a struggle and no clues at the scene.
[SOT 55:25 - 55:39]

((SHERIFF HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY: WE'VE NOT HAD ANY INDICATION OF ANYTHING OTHER THAN THAT THIS PERSON IS MISSING. AND THAT IT'S SUSPICIOUS. THERE'S NOTHING TO INDICATE FOUL PLAY, THERE'S NOTHING TO INDICATE IT'S A KIDNAPPING. AT THIS POINT, WE'RE STILL INVESTIGATING.))
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[church - shot of me talking to men and wide shot]
Today, friends gathered at River of Life Church, where Pulley's husband is an associate pastor. They said they were too exhausted to speak on camera. [shots of area and flier]
Yesterday, they canvassed the area where Pulley's car was found and posted fliers. [two shot of Sheriff and me]
This morning, they gave the Sheriff a 10-thousand-dollar reward check from an anonymous source. That money is being offered to anyone who can provide information on the whereabouts of Patty Jo Pulley. [SU 1:03:36 - 1:03:49] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS 7: Authorities from Caswell and Pittsylvania Counties plan to return here later in the week to conduct a massive search by air and by water. They want to wait until water levels in the river have gone down. Marya Jones, News 7.))
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[Take GFX PAGE]
[ANCHOR=Keith]


Pulley is described as five-feet-seven, 135 pounds, with dark blond hair and green eyes.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1 - 800 - 791 - 0044.[Drowning-Follow]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-14 54:51]
[GRAPHIC=Drowning]


Bobby Gilmore says he always taught his sons to help those in need.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Yesterday;]


Yesterday, that was exactly what his 26- year old son, Jimmy, was doing when he lost his life near McCoy Falls in Montgomery County.
Witnesses say Jimmy was trying to save a panicked 18- year old woman who apparently couldn't swim, when HE disappeared in theNew River.
A couple of bystanders were able to rescue the young woman, but it was too late to reach Jimmy, who leaves behind a four year old daughter described as the light of his life.
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[SOT---15;00:14]
[IN Q=There wasn't]

((BOBBY GILMORE/VICTIM'S FATHER: THERE WASN'T ANYTHING IN THE WORLD HE WOULDN'T DO FOR HER, HE WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR HER, BUY HER ANYTHING SHE WANTED, TAKE HER ANYWHERE SHE WANTED TO GO, HE WAS A GOOD DADDY, A GOOD FATHER. ))
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[OUT Q=good father.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bobby's son did NOT know the young woman before meeting her at the river.
He says family, friends and neighbors in Christiansburg are helping as he struggles to understand why his son died.

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[Tease#1]

[HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


A local school is getting a stoplight, after years of effort. That story is still ahead on News 7.
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[SUPER=84-Down 18.4 feet/Voluntary Conservation In Effect][Star-Wars]



[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#99-16 19:51]
[GRAPHIC=Star Wars Ticket Rush]


Unless you've been living in a desert somewhere on Tattooine (tat-too-EEN) ... you know the big one is here.
Star Wars opens at midnight tonight.
The faithful were up early this morning, doing all they could to get a ticket, but "The Force" was not with them all.

[Double Boxes=Keith & Scott/Microwave]


Scott Goldberg is outside the Carmike theaters at Tanglewood, where Star Wars didn't take long to sell out.
[Live=Scott Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Scott1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]


The line barely had a chance to move, Keith.
People at the back didn't even come close.
You could buy as many as 10 tickets apiece ... and most at the front of the line did.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;00]
[SUPER=01-Marcus Neal/Star Wars Fan; :08]
[SUPER=03-Star Wars Episode I/"The Phantom Menace"; :18]
[SUPER=01-Eric McCormack/Star Wars Fan;1:17]
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[OUT Q= nine Wednesday morning.]
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[IN Q=natsound ]

((NATS FROM PEOPLE IN LINE))
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It didn't matter if they skipped school or called in sick to work.
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[SOT 31:27]

[MARCUS NEAL]
[IN Q=i've thought]

((I'VE THOUGHT OF NOTHING BUT THIS MOMENT TODAY FOR THE LAST MONTH.))
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[OUT Q=DOWN DAILY]


They were suffering from the same illness, the Phantom flu.
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[SOT 18:38]

[GUY WITH LIGHT SABER]
[IN Q=i'm feeling]

((I'M FEELING THE FORCE, MAN. MY NAME'S LUKE, TOO, BY THE WAY.))
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[OUT Q=BY THE WAY]
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((MUSIC, LASERS FROM MOVIE TRAILER.))
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The wait for Star Wars Episode One, the Phantom Menace, seemed like it went on for light years.
In Roanoke, the wait ended this morning with a mad dash to the box office...
With members of the generation that grew up with Star Wars acting like kids again.
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[SOT 31:07]
[IN Q=i was there]

((MARCUS NEAL: I WAS THERE. MY PARENTS TOOK ME. I WAS HYPE. I WAS ONLY LIKE, UH, FIVE.))
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One promised a battle of intergalactic proportions if he didn't get his tickets.
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[SOT 24:57]
[IN Q=i will]

((I WILL INVOKE A RIOT THROUGH ROANOKE CITY AND ROANOKE COUNTY. AND MAYBE SOME PARTS OF APPOMATTOX.))
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[OUT Q=APPOMATTOX]


But he and the other people standing in back of the line knew that, on this day, the enemies up front had the Force.


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[SOT 24:10]
[IN Q=are they]

((Scott Goldberg: Are they the Dark Side? (lots of laughs) YEAH! ))
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[OUT Q=YEAH!]
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[SOT 29:33]
[IN Q=THAT'S IT]

((TICKET LADY: THAT'S IT. SOLD OUT. RIGHT OFF THE BAT. DIDN'T TAKE US MORE THAN ABOUT FIVE MINUTES, LADIES?))
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[OUT Q=LADIES?]


Officially, it took 12 minutes.
Eric McCormack and Roger McMullen were the first in line.
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[SOT 27:25]
[IN Q=it's just]

((ERIC: IT'S JUST FABULOUS. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN IT. IT'S JUST ... GALAXY. I DON'T KNOW.))
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((WE'RE VERY, VERY UPSET.))
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Christina Stacy and her friends were left out.
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[SOT 30:34]
[IN Q=i think]

((I THINK IT'S PRETTY BAD THEY LET PEOPLE GET TEN TICKETS APIECE .. IT'S RIDICULOUS.))
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It's little consolation ... but tickets go back on sale at nine on Wednesday morning.
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[Live=Scott Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]


Carmike expects every show to sell out for at least a week.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Scott/Microwave]


Keith.


[Hidden-Valley]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-19 1:20:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A busy intersection in Roanoke County will soon get a stoplight -- to increase safety and cut down on delays.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


The intersection of Hidden Valley School Road and Route 419 is often clogged with traffic, due to year round activities at the junior high school.
They say drivers often wait 20 minutes here --
Next month the commonwealth transportation board accepts bids to widen the intersection as well.
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[Historic-Society]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-18 17:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A local organization that celebrates historic treasures is marking a milestone of its own.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The Roanoke Regional Preservation office opened ten years ago.
Since then -- it has made a historic landmark out of the Hotel Roanoke and the Gainsboro Library -- among other places --saving entire neighborhoods.
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[SOT 12:23:05]
[SOT 12:23:18]
[IN Q=Without this community]

((EVELYN BETHEL/GAINSBORO NEIGHBORHOOD: WITHOUT THIS COMMUNITY WE WOULD HAVE BEEN LOST AND PERHAPS OUR ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOOD COULD HAVE BEEN LOST. ROANOKE CITY HAD PLANNED TO DESTROY ALL THE HOMES ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF GILMER AVENUE.))
[SUPER=01-Evelyn Bethel/Gainsboro Neighborhood;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=Gilmer Avenue]
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[VO-NAT]


The group also made Rocky Mount a historic district, so the town qualifies for tax breaks now.
The next project is getting the Star atop Mill Mountain on national and state registers.
The post office issued stamps celebrating today's anniversary.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Stocks finished down .. but recovered from the lows of the day. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-y/16.52/10836.95/y/3.49/2558.35;]


The Dow was down more than a hundred at one point, but closed with a loss of 16-and-a-half points. NASDAQ was off three and a half.
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[SUPER=434-h&/15@/i&/67@/i1f/34/i1/87d/hr/46b;][Red-Cross]



[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-10 1:49:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Red Cross official from the Roanoke Valley is on his way to Albania to join the international relief effort there.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Tom Brown is the manager of the Roanoke Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross. He's one of 13 American delegates taking part in the relief effort.
Brown's assignment will take him to northern Albania, where he will distribute food to the Kosovar refugees.
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[SOT 08:30:30]
[IN Q=We won't be serving hot meals]

((TOM BROWN/AMERICAN RED CROSS: WE WON'T BE SERVING HOT MEALS LIKE WE WOULD NORMALLY IN A DISASTER SITUATION HERE IN THE STATES. WE'LL BE DOING BULK QUANTITIES OF MEALS. SO THAT MEANS WE'LL BE DISTRIBUTING MAYBE RICE, CORN, SOYBEAN OIL AND FLOUR, THINGS THAT THEY CAN TAKE BACK TO THEIR CAMPS AND COOK THEMSELVES.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Brown/American Red Cross]
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[OUT Q=and cook themselves.]
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[VO-NAT]


Brown has served on international missions before, in Kenya and Turkey. He is scheduled to return to the Roanoke Valley sometime in August.
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[Davidson's]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-12 1:08:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A well known business in downtown Blacksburg won't be shutting down after all.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/January 25;]


Davidsons had announced in January that it would be closing its doors.
But the popular men's store that's been part of downtown Blacksburg for 40- years will remain open thanks, in part, to two local residents.
Wayne Patty, Senior and his son have signed on as partners with Davidsons beginning June first.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Coming up tonight on the Big 7 , a couple of Hokies get olympic baseball invites, and popular Express assistant Perry Florio is a hot commodity.
Plus, Dale Jarrett talks about the Winston.
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[VO-NAT]


And we'll get up close, but not too close, to Northside's Brandy Bailey, the hard throwing softball pitcher with 8 no hitters this season.
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[S-Olympics]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-42 tc52:56]
[GRAPHIC=Va Tech]


Virginia Tech is on the road again to it's fourth straight Bell Atlantic A-10 Championship Tournament.
But two members of the team have a rare opportunity awaiting them at the season's end.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The Hokies left for Boyertown, Pennsylvania, this morning, but come June several Tech stars will be vying to represent the USA.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=coach]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Hartman/Va Tech Head Coach; :11]
[SUPER=01-Larry Bowles/Former Franklin Co. Star; :25]
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[OUT Q=forward to it]
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[VO-NAT]
[super=03-Blacksburg/March;]


LaSalle, U-MASS, Temple and Tech make up the field for this Atlantic 10 Tournament.
Tech is on a 13 game win streak and enters Thurday's game with Temple as the West Division Regular Season Champion.
The Hokies won the Tournament in 1997.
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[S-Softball]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-38 55:09]
[GRAPHIC=Division II softball]


The teams taking part in this week's NCAA Division II Softball championships arrive in Salem tomorrow, but outstanding talent has been here in the valley all season long.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


Northside sophomore Brandy Bailey has tossed eight no-hiters this year, pitched 101 consecutive innings without a run, and is 14 and OH in the Blue Ridge. Yesterday she fanned 20 Rockbridge batters. Hard work has been the key.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I went]
[SUPER=01-Brandy Bailey/.06 ERA This Season; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=...helped me the most"]
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[VO-NAT]


Bailey pitches over 60 miles per hour and has a wicked change up. She generates power from her legs and runs two miles after every game.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="She...]

(())
[SUPER=01-Lynn Richmond/Northside Softball Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brett Newman/Northside Senior Catcher; :14]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=...can't see it"]
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-26 1:57:36]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


In the last week, Roanoke Express assistant coach Perry Florio has played 18 holes of golf with Hampton Roads coach John Brophy, no punches were thrown, just a few jokes, and he is also entertaining a few job offers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1998-99 Season; :00]


Florio will interview for the vacant Wheeling nailors head coaching job sometime in the next two weeks.
Florio has also been told by a leading coaching candidate for one of the ECHL expansion teams that if he gets the head job, he wants Florio as his assistant. Florio says he would like to stay with the Express.
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[S-Winston]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-41 5845tc]
[GRAPHIC=Charlotte]


The Winston Cup stars return to Charlotte this week for Saturday night's "Winston" all-star race.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC/Last Week; :00]


Current points leader Dale Jarrett will be in the field. He tested for 2 days at the track last week.
[super=04-"The Winston";]


During that time he talked about why this race is always so controversial and crash-filled.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Probably because...]
[SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/Winston Cup Points Leader; :00]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=...in that position."]
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[S-Pacers]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-29 12247TC]
[GRAPHIC=NBA PLAYOFFS]


Four more team open second round conference semi-finals in the NBA tonight. The Knicks and Hawks hooks up in their game one along with the Jazz and Blazers.
Last night the Spurs topped Shaq and the Lakers in game one of that western semi-final,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/TNT; :00]


while in the East, the Pacers beat the Sixers 94-to-90 in a tight game one. Reggie Miller says playing against Allen Iverson and his old coach Larry Brown will make this a tough, tough seven game series.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="This is gonna...]
[SUPER=01-Reggie Miller/Pacers Captain; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=...COULDN'T PLAY."]
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=NBA PLAYOFFS]


Now I know many of you are right now saying to yourself, that Miller guy looks very familiar. Well, he should...
[GRAHIC=DARTH MAUL MILLER]


He along with everyone else in the universe is in the new Star Wars movie - "Darth Maul" Miller.[Wx-Tape]
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[WEATHER] [6PM WEATHER] [05/18/1999] [SS NONE] [ENG/FULL] LOCAL WEATHER VIDEO [ADD CHYRON/ENG/FULL] HIGHS & LOWS CURRENT STATS [ESS/FULL] AMS SEAL [AUDIO CART] [MUSIC UNDER] [COMMERCIAL] [CK/CHYRON/VIEWERNET] [CK/WXPRO]WEATHER MAPS [CK/CHYRON/5 PAGES] FORECASTS [ESS/FULL] EXTENDED FORECAST[Forecasts]
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[SUPER=330-Scattered/Showers/54-56/Turning Sunny/Wind NW-10/76-78]
[SUPER=331-Cloudy With/Showers/55-60/Turning Mostly/Sunny/75-80]
[SUPER=332-Showers And/Thunderstorms/50-55/Partly Sunny/Wind NW-20/72-74]
[SUPER=333-Thunderstorms/Early/50-55/Turning/Partly Sunny/70-75]
[SUPER=334-Thunderstorms/Early/48-52/Partly Sunny/And Breezy/68-72]

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