[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

On NEWS 7 at SIX, we'll see how one
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[VO-NAT]

Virginia city managed to have plenty of water flowing even in the drought. Long-range planning seems to be the answer, here.
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[TALENT=Keith]


And the penalty for horseplay in the courthouse between armed sheriff's deputies.

[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


In sports, former Tech standout Dell Curry signs with a new NBA team, we will have qualifying from the Brickyard,


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[VO-NAT]


where the day started on an emotional note with a big announcement from Darrell Waltrip.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Dog days of August continue with little change in sight. Details ahead.


[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]
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[VO-NAT]


What water shortage? As Roanoke's countdown to even tighter restrictions gets closer, we'll see why another city has all the water it wants.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry. [Carvins-Cove]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Water Restrictions]


The water level at Carvins Cove continues to drop, and the next level of water restrictions is getting closer.
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[Take Pre-Pro] [Carvins Cove Down 26.6']
As of this morning, Roanoke's main water supply is down 26-and- a- half feet below full pond. That means the tougher restrictions are now less than three and a half feet away.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=Hold]


If the decline continues at its current rate, higher fees and penalties for excessive use could take effect next month.




[L'burg-Water]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#99-27 37:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If anything, it's been even drier in Lynchburg and the rest of central Virginia, but residents there are NOT worrying about their water consumption.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Steve/Microwave]


Steve Smallshaw has been reviewing. Steve, why isn't Lynchburg in the same bind Roanoke's in?
[Live=Steve Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@ssm1]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg]


It's mostly good planning on the part of city fathers about a hundred years ago, Keith..
That's when Lynchburg built the Pedlar Reservoir in Amherst County and constructed a 22- mile water pipeline into the city.
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[SUPER=01-Batt. Chief Lee Day/Lynchburg Fire Dept.; :14]
[SUPER=01-Amy Lucia/Lynchburg Public Works; :35]
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[OUT Q=about that right now.]

((
[natsot fire hydrant]
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While the summer drought has left many Virginia localities thirsting for water, it's literally running freely in the streets of Lynchburg.
Dry conditions have not stopped the city's routine flushing of its fire hydrants.
[SOT 3:11:47]

((LEE DAY/LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPT.: WE MAY HAVE TO CURTAIL FOR A PERIOD OF TIME, BUT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT INSURES THAT CITIZENS DO HAVE FIRE PROTECTION.))
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[OUT Q=fire protection.]


Lynchburg residents use about 14 million gallons a day from the Pedlar Reservoir in Amherst County.
Public works engineer Amy Lucia says the Pedlar is about 15 feet below normal, but it's not critical at this point.
[SOT 3:05:44]

((AMY LUCIA/LYNCHBURG PUBLIC WORKS: AS FAR AS OUR WATER SUPPLY AT THIS POINT IN TIME, WE'RE FORTUNATE THAT WE HAVE MORE THAN ONE WATER SUPPLY SO THAT PUTS US IN A PRETTY GOOD SITUATION, GIVEN THE LACK OF RAIN AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR.))
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[OUT Q=of the year.]


That other water supply is the James River, which serves as a backup to the city's reservoir during long, dry summers.
Even with the James running low, water restrictions are not in the picture.
[SOT 3:06:57]

((LUCIA: THERE'S NEVER BEEN A TIME THAT I'M AWARE OF THAT'S EVER BEEN A PROBLEM, AND WE DON'T FORESEE THAT HAPPENING. WE STILL FEEL PRETTY GOOD ABOUT WHERE WE ARE, SO IT'S PRETTY PREMATURE FOR US TO EVEN BE THINKING ABOUT THAT RIGHT NOW.))
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[OUT Q=that right now.]))
[Live=Steve Full/Microwave]


Amy Lucia says the city is drawing about 25 percent of its daily water from the James River right now..
[Double Boxes=Keith & Steve/Microwave]


Should it continue to stay dry, that amount could be bumped up to 50 percent.. Keith?

[Farm-Aid]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-24 1:20:02]
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While full water supplies help cities like Lynchburg, they can't help farmers deal with the drought.
But Willie Nelson is.
For the first time in four years, Nelson's "Farm Aid" will assist Virginia farmers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-1996;]


Nelson created the annual benefit concert "Farm Aid" which will be held in Northern Virginia next month.
[SUPER=04-June 15;]


Now he's starting a fund to help farmers hit by the drought.
His first gift is a 20-thousand-dollar grant to the Virginia Council of Churches.
Farm Aid gives money to church groups and rural organizations to help save family farms.
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[First-Wx]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
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As bad as the drought is around here, many surrounding areas have it even worse. Meteorologist Robin Reed has the big picture. [Robin in Weather Center]
[MCU]ROBIN
[WXPRO/FULL]RADAR GRAPHIC DROUGHT GRAPHIC
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[SUPER=82-0.21"/minus 0.35"/20.62"/minus 3.41"]
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[SUPER=84-down 26.6 feet/Mandatory Conservation][Tobacco]



[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-25 1:03:19]
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A drought relief bill moving through Congress includes millions for tobacco farmers.
But it's not because their crop is suffering.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/June]


The 328 million dollars is for growers whose tobacco quotas have been cut back.
Virginia senator Chuck Robb pushed for the money to be added to the drought bill.
Growers won't see the cash, though, until later this year. It will be distributed along with money from the national tobacco settlement.
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[Bomb-Threat]


[ANCHOR=keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-21 1:22:11]
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Several businesses and apartments were evacuated in downtown Pulaski for several hours today .. after someone phoned in a bomb threat at the courthouse.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski]


A court employee received a call around 9- AM from a man saying a bomb was set to go off in an hour.
The courthouse was evacuated and the ten inmates scheduled for trial were taken back to jail.
Pulaski County Sheriff Jim Davis declined to elaborate but said the caller also made other statements-- which led him to block off the street and evacuate nearby businesses and residences.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We take]

((JIM DAVIS/PULASKI CO. SHERIFF: WE TAKE ALL BOMB THREAT SERIOUS, THE CALLER, HOWEVER, MADE SOME REMARKS THAT WE FELT WERE DIFFERENT FROM SOME OF THE OTHER THREATS WE'VE HAD.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Davis/Pulaski Co. Sheriff; ]
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[VO-NAT]


The courthouse was reopened around one thirty.
About thirty minutes later a second threat was phoned in but the courthouse was not evacuated.
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[M'ville-Deputies]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-22 1:52:55]
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Authorities say it was horseplay that resulted in the accidental shooting of one Martinsville Sheriff's deputy by another .. inside City Hall last month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


Deputy Bobby Branch is now charged with reckless handling of a firearm.
Martinsville Sheriff Steve Draper said today that Branch jokingly pointed his gun at fellow deputy David Floyd .. this after Floyd aimed his stun gun at Branch.
That's when Branch's shoulder hit a wall and the gun discharged, striking Floyd in the hip.
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[SUPER=01-Steve Draper/Martinsville Sheriff]
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[OUT Q=intent involved.]

((STEVE DRAPER/MARTINSVILLE SHERIFF: This is a serious and unfortunate incident that should never have occurred. In my opinion, this is a true case of poor judgment, but there's obviously no criminal intent involved.))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Both deputies were suspended for 20 days without pay and will be on probation for one year.


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


Republicans make Virgil Goode an offer .. but can he refuse? That story is still ahead on News 7a t 6.
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[VO-NAT]


And it won't be long before college students move in for the year .. but Virginia Tech is having trouble finding everyone a place to stay.
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[COMM#1]


[Goode]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Virgil Goode]


An offer is on the table for Democratic Congressman Virgil Goode to switch parties.
That's according to the Hill's "Roll Call" newspaper.
The paper says House Republicans are offering a seat on the powerful Appropriations Committee -- and Goode wants Republican Governor Jim Gilmore to promise a favorable redraw of the fifth congressional district in 2000.
Goode tells NEWS 7 only that he plans to run for re-election -- but won't say for which party.






[Tech-Dorms]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=99-26 58:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia Tech has more people scheduled to live in the dorms next fall than space to put them.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]

Almost nine thousand students are supposed to move into the dorms in about three weeks. If they all show up -- there won't be enough room. Tech says not everyone who commits to living in the dorms actually does.
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[SOT 1:05:36]
[IN Q=We offer]
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/ University Relations]

((LARRY HINCKER/ UNIVERSITY RELATIONS: WE OFFER HOUSING CONTRACTS TO MORE STUDENTS THAT WE HAVE SLOTS FOR BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT THEY WILL BLEED OFF DURING THE YEAR.))
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[OUT Q=year.]
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[VO-NAT]

They overbook the dorms every year, but this fall there are 300 more people than last year vying for space. The newly constructed Harper Hall will accommodate some of the extra students. Tech is also keeping an older dorm open that was scheduled for renovations. Officials say it's taking longer this year to solve the housing problem -- but promises that every student will have a place to live on move-in day.
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[SOL-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-19 1:38:49]
[GRAPHIC=Standards of Learning]


The latest state release about this year's Standards of Learning tests has good news for African-American students.

Black students statewide increased their passing rates in 26 of the 27 tests.
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[VO-NAT]

[NO SUPER]
In grade five English, 22-percent more students passed this year over last year.
The high school English passing rate for black students increased by 14-percent.
Also in high school, 16-percent more black students passed the Algebra Two test.
But that was a jump from 13-percent last year to only 29-percent this year.
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[TALENT=Keith]
[SS=Hold]


State officials add that black students showed greater gains than white students in 16 of the 27 subject areas.

[Tultex]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-28 35:48]
[GRAPHIC=Tultex Earnings]


If there's good news in the latest Tultex earnings report, it's that Martinsville's biggest employer didn't lose as much money as it did last year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


The bad news is:
This year's second quarter was another disappointing one.
Not taking into account a one-time gain ... the company's net loss was five-and-half million dollars.
Last year, Tultex lost 13-and-a-half million in the same period.
Sales were down from last year, too.
Company executives said they expect the next three months to be better.
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[Stocks]


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


A good day on Wall Street- -the first purely positive turn in more than two weeks. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow gained 119 points.
Nasdaq gained 26.
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[County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-30 40:47]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Roanoke County's School Board is meeting at this hour to discuss new options for lowering the price tag on two school projects.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Joy/Microwave]


Joy Sutton is live outside the meeting with details.
[Live=Joy Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@joy1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.]
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(rollcue: improvements to the school.)
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[Double Boxes=Keith & Joy/Microwave]



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[SML-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=7]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Drown]


A medical examiner has confirmed that the man found dead yesterday in Smith Mountain Lake drowned.
He is identified as 39 year old Carl Poindexter.
An investigator has already told us he believes Poindexter committed suicide, but there is no official ruling released yet.

[VCU-Study]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-20 1:26:18]
[GRAPHIC=Va Environment]


It's a good news, bad news situation for Virginia's environment.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The first- ever statistically valid study finds that Virginia's air and water are getting cleaner.
Scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University say that's thanks to federal regulations.
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[SOT 11:08:52]
[IN Q=There remain]

((GREG GARMAN/VIRGINIA ENVIRON. QUALITY INDEX: THERE REMAIN OTHER SECTORS OF THE ENVIRONMENT, INCLUDING TOXIC RELEASES, AND WETLANDS, HUMAN POPULATION GROWTH, OPEN SPACE, LIVING RESOURCES -- OTHER AREAS OF THE ENVIRONMENT THAT WE STILL HAVE A FAIR BIT OF WORK TO, UM, DO.))
[SUPER=01-Greg Garman/Virginia Environ. Quality Index;]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=to, um, do.]
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[VO-NAT]


The authors of the new annual study say they hope politicians will use it as a baseline for making policy.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Second day action from the Valley Am, some diamond notes from the Pulaski Rangers, DW says a tearful good-bye,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-]


while Jeff Gordon makes a big entrance at the Brickyard that earned him the pole position in qualifying.
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[S-DW]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-41 1:47:51 ]
[GRAPHIC=Darrell waltrip]


A tearful Darrell Waltrip kicked off an emotional day at
[graphic=indy]


Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the qualifying track for Saturday's Brickyard 400.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN; :]


This morning at the Brickyard, Darrell Waltrip made it official. With his wife and kids at his side, Waltrip announced his retirement at the end of the 2000 racing season in front of his newly painted Ford.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="We put...]
[SUPER=01-Darrell Waltrip/Will Retire After 2000 Season; :]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=.....easy thing to do"."]
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-36]
[GRAPHIC=INDIANAPOLIS LOGO]


The Winston Cup cars opened qualifying for Saturday's Brickyard 400 today and Jeff Gordon turned and burned his way to the pole at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/ESPN; :]


Gordon wins his seventh pole of the 1999 season with a record lap of 179 point 612 miles per hour in his Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
Mark Martin will start on the outside pole and points leader Dale Jarrett will start fourth. Now here's the top 25.
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[anchor=steve]
[graphic=indy]


Rick Mast qualified 37th, Ernie Irvan 36th, and Bobby Hamilton 53rd.

[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-44]
[GRAPHIC=Golf Logo]


Round two of qualifying for the Valley Amateur golf tournament shifted to Ole Monterey this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


Don Foster, who's 4 under par 67 at Blue Hills, was the best round in both the seniors and Open division.
Foster started the day with a four shot lead on Winston Carter, who shot 71 in the opening round.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Well today...]
[SUPER=01-Don Foster/Leads Senior Division; :]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=...comes out."]
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[VO-NAT]


Foster shot 73 at Ole Monterey for medalist honors at 140 among the Seniors in the field.
While Robbie Craft shot a 66 today to win the Medal in the open division.
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[TALENT=Steve]
[GRAPHIC=Golf]


The low 15 join defending champion Gary Leroux for match play tomorrow at Countryside.




[S-NFL]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-39]
[GRAPHIC=atlanta falcons]


Falcon running back and former Virginia Tech star Ken Oxendine is not the only former Big East member taking part in Atlanta's training camp.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greenville, SC; :00]


Syracuse head football coach Paul Pasqualoni is in Greenville, South Carolina observing the Falcons.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="our]
[SUPER=01-Paul Pasqualoni/Syracuse Football Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=....to watch"]
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[VO-NAT]


Pasqualoni isn't the only Big East coach to take and use knowledge from NFL teams. Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer has also kept pace.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="we]

(())
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=...godd ideas"]
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[S-Rangers]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=csm]
[TAPE#=SP-38 1:35:16]
[GRAPHIC=Appy League]


The Pulaski Rangers are half a game behind first place Bristol in the West Division of the Appalachian League.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./Last Night; :00]


Two of the main reasons the Rangers are in contention this season are the heavy hitting of first baseman Jason Jones and outfielder Kevin Minch. Minch has 10 homers while Jones is batting .342.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I never thought..."]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Minch/2nd in League in Batting Average; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jason Jones/Top 10 in Appy League Bat. Avg.; :09]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=".....end of the year"]

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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-37]
[GRAPHIC=dell curry]


Former Virginia Tech star basketball player Dell Curry has signed a contract with the Toronto Raptors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]


Curry inks a three year deal with the Raptors. This deal comes shortly after an apparent deal with the Milwaukee Bucks was intact. Toronto marks Curry's fourth NBA team during his pro career. He lead the league in three point shooting last season.
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[SUPER=X5001][Horse-Show]



[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-18 1:57:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Kids from Vermont to Florida are in Lexington this weekend for an East Coast championship horse show.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]


720 of them are competing in the U-S Pony Club championships.
They must not only ride but also prove they can care for their horse alone.
Parents are not allowed in the barns.
Casey Hilton traveled 16 hours from Maine.
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[SOT 13:14:42]
[IN Q=It was a trip]

((CASEY HILTON/COMPETITOR: IT WAS A TRIP A LOT OF KIDS FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY WOULD COME TO AND IT INVOLVED HORSES.))
[SUPER=01-Casey Hilton/Competitor;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=it involved horses]
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[VO-NAT]


With about two thousand visitors, the show has a big economic impact.
Local hotels are booked.
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[SOT 12:50:41]
[IN Q=We have to go out]

((KAY HALES/ORGANIZER: WE HAVE TO GO OUT TO THE LOCAL LUMBERYARDS TO GET MATERIALS. ALL THE PEOPLE ARE IN THE LOCAL GROCERY STORES BUYING FOOD FOR THE KIDS MAKING SURE WE KEEP THEM COOL.))
[SUPER=01-Kay Hales/Show Organizer;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=we keep them cool]
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[VO-NAT]


The show is run entirely by volunteers.
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[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=Promo]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


He tried to retire once... It just wasn't for him.
Now -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=90-Bassett Furniture]


30 years later, Norris Hatcher is still heading to work every day, for Bassett Furniture.
Tonight the company honors Hatcher's decades of service...
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[anchor=Keith]
[graphic=hold]


You can catch the story, tonight on News 7 at 11.

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