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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
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A girl and her mother are shot. Tonight a manhunt is on. We'll have a live report.
A Kosovar refugee family sets foot on Virginia Soil- We'll talk with them.
And collisions on the field in the minors.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

And Robin with school- heat related information. News 7 is next.
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A woman and her teen-aged daughter are shot - tonight authorities are on the hunt for the armed gunman.
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[Bassett-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#99-21 26:26]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


The two were shot in front of their Basset home around 7 tonight.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Danville - Microwave]

Marya Jones is live in our Danville newsroom with the latest.
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[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=05-Danville;]


Jean, both of them are in serious condition at Memorial Hospital tonight.
The 14-year-old girl was shot in the face with a shotgun.
Her 36-year-old mother also was shot several times in the neck.
(Rollcue: several times in the neck.)
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bassett]


Sheriff's deputies are combing several miles of woods looking for the man they say shot both mother and daughter.


That suspect is William Edward Mize. He's 46 years old, with brown hair and hazel eyes.
Deputies say he may still be armed.
They received a call this evening that the two women were shot their front porch.
Authorities say Mize was standing on the porch of his house next door at the time...about 25 feet away.
They believe he ran into the woods and is still there.
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[SUPER=01-Capt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.;]

((CAPT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE THINK WE MAY HAVE HIM CONTAINED IN AN AREA. WE HAVE A HEAVY PRESENCE OF UNIFORMED OFFICERS AND CRIMINAL INVESTIGATORS COORDINATING A SEARCH NOW CHECKING ANYWHERE HE MAY BE HIDING OUT. WE CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND HE MAY BE SCARED AFTER COMMITTING SUCH A CRIME. WE HOPE AND WOULD URGE THAT HE WOULD SURRENDER TO AUTHORITIES WHEN HE SEES ANY NEWS BROADCAST AND WHEN HE CAN GET TO A PHONE.))
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[OUT Q=can get to a phone.]
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[Live= Full/Marya]
[SUPER=05-Danville;]


Authorities will be searching in Bassett throughout the evening.
Although neighbors have told us who the women who were shot are, we're holding off on giving you their names until authorities can confirm.
Jean?
[Double Boxes=Jean/Microwave]



[Refugees]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-22 51:29]
[GRAPHIC=Kosovo Refugees]


The plight of refugees from Kosovo became very real to Southwest Virginia tonight. A family of seven is now living in Lynchburg, with the help of a Catholic refugee organization and area churches.
Eric Earnhart has details.
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[SUPER=01-Judy Tongue/Sponsor; :10]
[SUPER=01-Avdi Binaku/Refugee; :40]
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[SUPER=01-Xhaifer Binaku/Refugee; 1:23]
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(( Church members waited for the refugees with flowers and land-lettered signs of welcome written in their native language... and worried.

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[IN Q=I have just]

((JUDY TONGUE/SPONSOR; I HAVE JUST, WHEN I THINK ABOUT THEM I SOMETIMES JUST WEEP, IT MUST BE AWFULLY HARD TO LEAVE HOME.))
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[OUT Q=to leave home.]



It is, that was evident in the tired faces of the refugees... The Binaku family a mother, father and five grown children, expelled from their homeland, held in a refugee camp, then flown thousands of miles to a place called America.
Reporters had been asked not to question the weary travelers yet, but Avdi Binaku wanted to speak, and, through a translator, greet the people of Southwest Virginia.

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[IN Q=All of us our]

(( AVDI BINAKU/REFUJEE [translator]; ALL OF US ARE FAMILY FROM KOSOVO, PRISTINA, CAPITAL CITY OF KOSOVO; ))
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[OUT Q=capital city of Kosovo]



Leaving the airport, the family made one more journey... boarding a van that
took them to Lynchburg and a house provided by a group of area Churches....
Shoes are left at the door in traditional fashion, as they enter a place radically different from this... the refugee camps in Macedonia that were home for the Binaku's just a few hours earlier, an experiece that brings dark memories.

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[IN Q=when we come;]

(( XHAIFER BINAKU/REFUGEE; WHEN WE COME IN THE BORDER, NEAR THE BORDER OF MACEDONIA, WE SAW A MAN DEAD, IN FIRE.))
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Xhaifer Binaku is the youngest, and speaks english... and vows his time here in America will not be wasted.

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[IN Q=I think]

(( XHAIFER BINAKU/REFUGEE; I THINK THAT IT WILL BE FOR ME A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN THE LANGUAGE, AND AND IN SOMEHOW TO HELP MY NATION. ))
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[OUT Q=help my nation]


Xhaifer says when he can return to his country in peace... he will be the happiest man in the world. Eric Earnhart, News 7.))

[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-A]
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More refugees are fleeing Kosovo tonight as more airstrikes pound down.
While talks for peace broke down over the weekend- NATO peace keepers are still moving toward Kosovo.
Richard Roth has the latest.
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[SUPER=01-Maj. Trey Cate/U.S. Army; 1:03]
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[OUT Q=Bloce, Macedonia.]

(( NATO TANKS AND TROOPS IN MACEDONIA WERE STILL MOVING INTO POSITION TO MOVE INTO KOSOVO -DESPITE THE OVERNIGHT UNRAVELLING OF MARATHON TALKS BETWEEN ALLIED AND YUGOSLAV GENERALS. NATO SAID ITS TERMS FOR SERB WITHDRAWAL FROM KOSOVO WERE NON-NEGOTIABLE. THE MEN FROM BELGRADE CHALLENGED THAT, AND WOULDN T BUDGE. GENERAL MICHAEL JACKSON/BRITISH NATO COMMANDER: nato therefore has no alternative but to continue and indeed intensify the air campaign. THE YUGOSLAV GENERALS ARGUE THAT A SEVEN-DAY TIMETABLE FOR PULLING THEIR TROOPS OUT OF KOSOVO IS TOO QUICK -IT CAN T BE DONE. AND THEY CHALLENGE NATO S DEMAND FOR A BUFFER ZONE INSIDE SERBIA, TO PROTECT ALLIED PEACEKEEPERS. BUT NATO SOURCES SAY THE ROOT OF THE DISAGREEMENT S NOT MILITARY, IT S POLITICAL: THEY BLAME SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC FOR STALLING. IN FACT, THE MILITARY MEN HAVEN T STOPPED MEETING. NO GENERALS AND NO FANFARE BUT THE LINES OF COMMUNICATION ARE STILL OPEN, BECAUSE NATO S CONVINCED THE DEAL S NOT DEAD. MAJOR TREY CATE / US ARMY: we re going to go into Kosovo as NATO, we re going to accomplish this mission, and we re going to get the refugees back.
ROTH ON CAMERA: WHEN IT WILL HAPPEN S NOW UNCERTAIN. BUT WHERE IT WILL HAPPEN IS RIGHT HERE. THIS IS THE FIRST ROAD NATO PLANS TO TRAVEL, ACROSS THE BORDER INTO KOSOVO.
BUT RIGHT NOW KOSOVO ROADS WITH MORE REFUGEES THE SERBS FORCED FROM THEIR HOMES. RICHARD ROTH, CBS NEWS, BLOCE, MACEDONIA.))

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[Toss back to anchor][City-County]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-13 1:39:12]
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Roanoke City Council has adopted a water conservation plan that includes the prospect of mandatory restrictions.

Joe Dashiell reports the day also brought a public offer of aid from Roanoke County.
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((Back when the Spring Hollow Reservoir was on the drawing board, it was a regional project... but as cost estimates rose, Roanoke City and Salem withdrew leaving the county to go it alone.
Several years and 78- million dollars later, the County has a three-billion gallon reservoir at full pond... the city a parched Carvins Cove... and Supervisors Chairman Bob Johnson says the time has come to revisit the issue of a regional water authority.
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((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: IF IT DOESN'T RAIN FOR ANOTHER YEAR AND A HALF, WE'VE GOT YOUR WATER AT SPRING HOLLOW, QUALITY, SETTLED OUT. BUT WE ALSO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ENTER THAT WITH EVERYBODY IN THE VALLEY AND I THINK IF IT ISN'T AN AUTHORITY, AT LEAST WE NEED TO INTERCONNECT OUR LINES.))
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[OUT Q=interconnect our lines.]


When the level of Carvins Cove reaches 22 feet below the spillway, the city will begin purchasing water from Roanoke County and the city of Salem.
At 24 feet, mandatory restrictions take effect... At 30 feet come higher fees and penalties.
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: THERE'S ALL SORTS OF LITTLE THINGS THAT EVERYBODY CAN DO IN OUR COMMUNITY TO HELP CONSERVE AND IF WE WILL ALL DO A LITTLE, THEN IT WILL HELP EVERYONE A LOT.))
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[OUT Q=help everyone a lot.]


City officials say the Cove still has a six month supply of water. They aren't calling it a crisis yet... With mandatory restrictions, and help from our neighbors, they still hope to avoid one.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Hanna]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ssi]
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A Vinton woman who wanted a hit man to kill her husband pleaded guilty.
36 year-old Peggy Irene Hanna hired a man who turned out to be an undercover police officer.
She was arrested on February 22nd after giving the officer a down payment.
Hanna now faces up to five years in prison for soliciting another to commit a felony.
The man Hanna was having an affair with at the time notified police of her intentions.

[Gaylor]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-14 1:17:34]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lewisburg, WV]


A man accused of getting hired as a hit man ... then killing ANOTHER woman's husband ... went on trial today in West Virginia.
Gene Gaylor used to live in Covington and has been suspected of killing several people with bombs.
Today, he became the first of four to go on trial for a bombing death that happened 23 years ago.
[SUPER=03-Greenbrier Co., WV/September 1998;]


Billy Ray Abshire was killed in 1976 when he picked up a bomb on the hood of his car.
Abshire's wife and her second husband are charged with hiring Gaylor and one other man to do the killing.
Lawyers spent today questioning jury candidates.
Opening arguments should start tomorrow.
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[Most-Wanted]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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Two names are added to the FBI's most wanted list- from opposite corners of the globe.
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Osama Bin Laden and James (Cop) Kopp are now considered to be two of the most dangeorus men in the world.
Osama Bin Laden is wanted for two U-S embassy bombings that killed more than 2-hundred people.
Authorities say Kopp gunned down known abortion doctor Barnett Slepian near Buffalo, New York.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Still ahead on News 7 - a change to 9-1-1 in one local community.
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[VO-NAT]


And authorities call off the search for a weekend drowning victim at Smith Mountain Lake... without finding a body.


Details coming up.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=Mike]
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[out-q=on News 7.]

((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office on this Monday night passing out some end of the year school year awards.
A retiring principal gets a stadium named in his honor.
The Richmond International Raceway may ne getting a new owner.
The Magic has a new coach, and the Express has a new marketing man.
All that is on the way here on News 7.))

[Drown-Search]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=99-18 29:53]
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The search for a Smith Mountain Lake drowning victim has been called off.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake/Saturday]

Divers spent more than 30 hours underwater, but they could NOT find the body of John Schmidt. Witnesses say they saw him fall off his boat around midnight Friday. Low visibility and deep, murky water have hampered the search.
Officials had called in divers from as far away as Fairfax and Chesapeake to search the lake.
While the diving is over, officials will conduct daily searches of the shoreline until the body turns up.
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[Danville-Dispatch]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-12 1:42:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Call 9-1-1 in Danville next month and you might notice some changes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


That's when dispatchers will begin sending ambulances out to emergencies according to how critical they are.
Under the current system, dispatchers send out ambulances in the order that calls come in.
Emergency workers say that more than half of all calls to 9-1-1 are NOT emergencies.
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[SUPER=01-Chris Goss/Emergency Services Asst. Dir.;]

((CHRIS GOSS/EMERGENCY SERVICES ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: THEY COULD GET A CALL THAT WAS A FALL THAT'S NOT AN EMERGENCY AND THEN HAVE A CARDIAC ARREST. AND IT TIES THAT TRUCK UP ON SOMETHING THAT'S NOT AN EMERGENCY.))
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[OUT Q=that's not an emergency.]
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[VO-NAT]


Dispatchers will ask callers a series of questions on cards and talk them through life-saving procedures until an ambulance arrives.
Danville is one of the only cities in Virginia to use this dispatch system.
Emergency workers say it will save lives.
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[GOP-Primary]


[ANCHOR=jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-19 35:02]
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Republicans around the state are picking sides, on the eve of General Assembly primaries.
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[VO-NAT]
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A handful of House Republicans actually called a news conference today to blast Governor Jim Gilmore for endorsing a challenger to incumbent Panny Rhodes.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: 70-PERCENT.. SWITCHED PARTIES.))05
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((I DON'T KNOW WHAT ALL THIS TRASH IS ABOUT HAVING CHANGED PARTIES. I WAS SENT SENT HERE FIVE TIMES BY THE PEOPLE OF MY DISTRICT, FROM A DEMOCRATIC LEANING DISTRICT, BECAUSE WHY? BECAUSE I VOTED MY CONSTITUENTS.))
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[OUT Q=my constituents.]
[TALENT=Jean]
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Gilmore has taken the unusual step of endorsing candidates in four of the seven Republican General Assembly primaries.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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When News 7 at 11 returns - what are your chances of having a stroke?
One company is trying to answer that question for Roanoke Valley residents
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[VO-NAT]


And a step toward recovery for a New York man desparately trying to lose weight.
He's taken out of his home with a forklift.
Details straight ahead.
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[lotto]
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NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
4-2-7

(four, two, seven)


Pick 4:
2-6-5-0

(two, six, five, zero)


Cash 5:
14-20-26-29-31

(fourteen, twenty, twenty-six, twenty-nine, thirty-one)




[1100-lb]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-C]
[GRAPHIC=None]


For the second time in 3 years, paramedics had
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[vo-nat]
[Super=03-New York, NY;]

to use a forklift to get a New York man out of his house.
46 year old Michael Hebranko- weighs 11-hundred pounds- but says he's not giving up hope.
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[IN Q=I'm only]

((MICHAEL HEBRANKO/1100 LB MAN: I'M ONLY GOING TO THE HOSPITAL TO GET SAVED SO THAT I CAN FIGHT. I REFUSE. I'M NOT GONNA DIE A HEAVY PERSON.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Hebranko/1100 pound man; ]
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[OUT Q=A HEAVY PERSON.]
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[VO-NAT]


In 1996 Hebranko underwent a simlar ordeal- but he weighed 800 pounds less- and dropped 300 during his hospital stay.
Probably his biggest success at weigh lotss came in 1989- he was a star story for fitness guru Richard Simmons- Now he vows to do it again.
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[Stroke-Screening]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-16 48:09]
[GRAPHIC=Stroke]

A stroke-screening company wants to make sure Roanoke Valley residents know their risk factors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

The mobile screening center, called Longevity, set up at the Y-M-C-A today. Lois Trent took a day off her duties as a principal to get checked.
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((LOIS TRENT/PARTICIPANT: WE'VE HAD A HISTORY IN MY FAMILY, ON MY DAD'S SIDE, OF SOME HEART DISEASE AND I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO MAYBE GET SOME SCREENINGS REGARDING STROKE.))
[SUPER=01-Lois Trent/Participant; ]
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[OUT Q=regarding stroke.]
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[vo-nat] The 45 minute process involves a series of tests similar to ones in a hospital. Health care professionals check for aneurysms and using an untrasound they check for carotid (ca-rotted) arteries -- the number one indicators for stroke -- are tested for blockages.
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[anchor=Jean]
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The basic screenings are 39 dollars or 150 dollars for the full package program, which includes a test for osteoporosis.
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[Take PHONE NUMBER FS]
For more information, call 1-800- 281 - 1984.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mobile, AL; :00]


Now to Mobile, Alabama.
Keep an eye on the bottom of the screen as the batboy comes out a little to quickly and gets caught up in the home plate collision in this game between the Mobile Bay Bears abd Huntsville Stars.
The 7 year old bat boy was uninjured on the play. He is the son of former big leaguer Herm Winnngham .
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((Bye BYE))


[S-Bedford]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-44 tc 9:10]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Sports Generic]


The Bedford Rotary Club celebrated the future of the community last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford;]


60 high school seniors were honored for their academic and athletic performance at The fourth annual Bedford Area Sport Scholar Awards.
Liberty's Morgan Porter excelled in cross country and has a three-point-nine G-P-A. He's headed to V-C-U next year and working towards a career as a graphic artist.
Last night he picked up the Male Grand Award.
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[VO-Nat]
Liberty's Amy Lawson took top honors among the girl athletes.
She played sports year round and is headed to Coastal Carolina to study Marine Science.
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[IN Q=I was really]

(())
[SUPER=01-Amy Lawson/Female Grand Award Winner; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tim Black/Bedford Club Rotary; :10]
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[S-Byrd]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-39 11015tc]
[GRAPHIC=FFE LOGO]


The Friday Football Extra stadium affectionately known as the "Dog Pound" is getting a new name!
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]


The school's long-standing "Terrier Stadium", which opened in 1970 was officially renamed Robert A. Patterson stadium yesterday in honor of retiring Byrd principal Bob Patterson.
Athletic director Jane Layman came up with the idea. She and others feel his 34 years of service to the school and also the Virginia High School League merits the honor.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I gave me]

((BOB PATTERSON/RETIRING WILLIAM BYRD PRINCIPAL:)) ((JANE LAYMAN/WILLIAM BYRD ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:))
[SUPER=01-Bob Patterson/Retiring Byrd Principal; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jane Layman/William Byrd Athletic Director; :17]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=...after him"]
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[VO-NAT con't]


While a principal for over three decades, Patterson also coached football, basketball and track at old Andrew Lewis when it was a part of the Roanoke County school system.
The hope is that his name also brings a little luck to the Terriers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="certainly]

((JEFF HIGHFILL/WILLIAM BYRD FOOTBALL COACH:))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Highfill/Byrd Football & Soccer Coach; ]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=...to work for"]
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[S-Richmond]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-36 12449tc]
[graphic=richmond]


Yet another of NASCAR's few remaining family tracks is about to be gobbled up if you believe the reports coming out of Charlotte today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/May 14; :00]


Reportedly, Bill France Jr. the head of International Speedway Corporation met with track officials at the Richmond International Raceway last month to discuss the sale of the track.
If it goes through, it would give ISC 13 of the 21 tracks used in NASCAR.
However, Wayne Sawyer the vice president of the Richmond track is denying that any talks have taken place. And that his family plans to keep the track.
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=rir]


But stay tuned, track owner Paul Sawyer is in his 80's and such a sale would make sense. Plus, only Indy, Richmond, Pocono and Martinsville are privately owned, and the France family owns half of Martinsville.


[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-41 tc 1:10:45]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


The Roanoke Express has taken an initial step to help sure up its ticket sales for nest year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


The ECHL franchise has hired Don Fortner as the new marketing coordinator.
He comes to Roanoke From the Dayton Bombers where he worked with Express general manager, Tommy Benizio.
The Express averaged more than 47-hundred fans this season--down three hundred from the previous year.
Fortner hopes to change that.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Over]

((DON FORTNER/EXPRESS MARKETING COORDINATOR:))
[SUPER=01-Don Fortner/Express Marketing Cordinator;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=....in the ECHL"]
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((BYE BYE))

[Sports Tease]


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Still to come tonight, we'll check in on the Tech women's softball team that is
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capping off a stellar year with a barrage of all-star picks.
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The Virginia Tech women's softball team dominates the state's Division one all-state team that was selected by sports information directors from around the state.
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Tech head coach Scot Thomas was named the Comonwealth's coach of the year. In only his fourth season in Blacksburg, Thomas, led the Lady Hokies to a school record 54 wins a 26 game winning streak and a 25th place ranking in the national polls.
Tech third baseman Kara Krumhardt was named the state's player of the year. She batted .343 had 72 hits with seven homers and 40 RBI's.
Pitcher Clarisa Crowell was also named to the team. She posted a 25 and 8 record this season with a 1.05 ERA.
Second baseman Michelle Meadows made the team as well. She batted .338 this past season
Ashlee Dobbe was selected as an all state pitcher. She had an ERA of 0.92 and won 29 games.
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