[1-News-Head]

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[VO-NAT]

Deadbeat Dads hauled into court- -and then to jail- -for failing to pay child support. That's up top on NEWS 7 tonight.
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[TALENT=Keith]


The NAPA distribution center leaving Roanoke... and the start of another sinkhole on I-81.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Head]
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In sports, The Winston Cup cars are in Dover the Hill City gets ready for the Ten Miler.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Virginia Tech Hokies are celebrating a big win over Clemson last night at Lane Stadium.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
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Lots of excuses to get outside this weekend. The weather cooperates nicely with temperatures well into the 80s. [open]
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[DeadBeat-Parents]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#99-31 1:22:30]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 6]


Deadbeat parents beware.
A number of parents owing money in Pulaski County found out the hard way what happens when you don't pay up.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Teresa/Microwave]


Teresa Hamilton watched as several parents were taken to jail, this afternoon. She's in our Blacksburg newsroom.
[Live=Teresa Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]


Keith-- just a few weeks ago officials announced they were going after approximately 70- parents owing back child support in Pulaski County.
This week, their efforts paid off.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The arrests]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.; :00]
[SUPER=07-Carol Dooley; :35]
[RUNS=:48]
[OUT Q=much behind.]

(( Over the past two days-- more than 24 thousand dollars in back child support was collected here at the Pulaski County courthouse.
The parents were ordered to appear in court either yesterday or today to pay- up.
Those who showed without money were taken into custody.
The operation was the result of a collaborative effort between Child Support Enforcement and several Pulaski County agencies-- including the sheriff's office, regional jail and Juvenile and Domestic Relations court.
Carol Dooley's husband was one of the 23- arrested.
He owes about two thousand dollars.
(/sot//////)
[in q= He had]

(( CAROL DOOLEY: HE HAD BEEN PAYING IT UP TO NOW, THEY TOOK OUR TAXES EVERY YEAR, HE HAD BEEN PAYING IT AND THEN HE HAD AN INJURY TO HIS KNEE WHICH PULLED THE CARTILAGE AND WAS OFF FROM WORK FOR A WHILE AND JUST WENT BACK AND NOW IT'S CATCHING UP WITH HIM WHERE HE'D SO MUCH BEHIND. ))
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[Live=Teresa Full/Microwave]
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Dooley hopes her husband will qualify for the RAID program-- which is a type of house arrest where parents are only allowed to leave home to work.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Teresa/Microwave]


Keith, the commonwealth's attorney office did NOT take part in the past two days proceedings, the office of support

enforcement brought its own attorney.[Microwave-Baby]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#99-37 51:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


NO charges have been placed yet in the case of a one- month old baby whose dead body was found in a microwave oven in New Kent County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Kent Co.;]


Local authorities say they're waiting for the exact cause of death to be determined.
But Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner has already said the baby's body had burns consistent with those caused by a microwave.
The baby's body was found by a sheriff's deputy after a caller reported the child missing.
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[Severed-Head]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-44 03:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/March 1]


Richmond Police are asking for help again with the severed head murder of a homeless man in March.
Police say they've done 75 interviews, followed up on numerous local and out-of-state tips, and are working with the F-B-I.
Henry Edward Northington's severed head was found in a city park... and his body was located about a mile down the James River.
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[NAPA-Center]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-30 1:36:04]
[GRAPHIC=NAPA Center Closing]


An auto-parts warehouse is pulling out of town and leaving some 70-workers behind.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


NAPA delivered the news to its Roanoke distribution center this week.
The center's manager said NAPA will spread the work done in Roanoke to distributions centers in Richmond... Greensboro... High Point and Knoxville.
He also said most of the people who work in Roanoke will be offered jobs at other NAPA centers ... if they're willing to move.
None of the NAPA parts stores will shut down.
The distribution center will close early next year.
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[Sinkhole]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-32 1:10:42]
[GRAPHIC=I-81 Sinkhole]


A sinkhole along Interstate 81 is causing traffic delays.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Augusta Co.]


This one is between the Mint Spring and Greenville interchanges in Augusta County, about 70 miles north of Roanoke.


It started as a six inch hole along the ditch line that spread underground towards the interstate.
But now excavation of the area has uncovered a hole that is 40 feet across and 28 feet deep.
Southbound trucks are being detoured onto Route 11 between these exits and southbound traffic is down one lane.
V-DOT officials say the drought is partially to blame for the recent sinkholes.
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[SOT 1:07:32]
[IN Q=I would say]

((ROBERT CARR/V-DOT MAINTENANCE SUPERINTENDENT: I WOULD SAY SOME OF IT IS CAUSED BY THE DROUGHT WITH THE WATER TABLE BEING SO LOW. THERE IS REALLY NOTHING THERE TO SUPPORT THE GROUND SHELF THAT THE WATER TRAVELS THROUGH))
[SUPER=01-Robert Carr/V-DOT Maintence Superintendent]
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[OUT Q=travel through]
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[VO-NAT]


V-DOT says by the time the entire excavation is completed, six to twelve feet of the right lane will be part of the cavity.
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[First-Wx]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
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A perfect day and a perfect night for football. So let's talk to Robin Reed.

[MCU]WEATHER CENTER
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[SUPER=84-Down 23.3 feet/Mandatory Restrictions][Maynard]



[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-43 18:11]
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A well known leader of the Smith Mountain Lake community has died.
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[VO-NAT]

[TC: 599-4 28:48 or 98-39 1:04:52]
[SUPER=04-File]


Tom Maynard died during surgery for an aneurysm at The U-V-a Medical Center.
Maynard was known for forming the Smith Mountain Lake boating association, organizing and teaching boating safety classes, and as vice president of the Chamber of Commerce.
Tom Maynard was 56.
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[Tease#1]

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


A local nature preserve now bears a famous Virginia name. That story is still ahead on News 7 at 6.
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[VO-NAT]


And can a boosters club really turn teams around? Ask these fans, whose team has accomplished their goals.
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[COMM#1]


[Trailer-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=1:33:36]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Fire officials are trying to learn what started a mobile home fire near Elliston this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


Flames and heavy smoke were coming from the building when firefighters got to Hale's Trailer Park.
They had the fire out in a few minutes... with help from a Roanoke County crew.
Six people live in the trailer. They weren't home when the fire started, but their dog was killed.
Officials believe the fire may have started in the kitchen, but the cause is still under investigation.
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[Lovelace]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-38 20:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Halifax County zoning administrator says he was only doing his job when he visited a couple of hog farms without permission.
This week, a General District judge agreed with him.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./July]


The judge cleared Jerry Lovelace of trespassing.
Two hog farmers brought charges against Lovelace, because he went on their land to check for possible zoning violations.
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[Grassy-Hill]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-35 1:06:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A new state nature preserve in Franklin County will bear an old and famous name.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./April]


The 12-hundred- acre site surrounding Rocky Mount today was named the Grassy Hill Preserve, in honor of Henry and Elizabeth Lee.
They're descendants of THE Lees of Virginia--Lighthorse Harry, and Robert E. Lee.
The property includes some rare plants and grasses.
It won't be open to the public, until parking areas and trails can be created.
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[Gates-Gifts ]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#99-39 13:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


As of 4 P-M today, Microsoft founder Bill Gates' estimated net worth was more than 71-BILLION dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York City/February 2, 1998]


But The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is 6-point-7 MILLION dollars lighter today.
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


That's after donating computers, software, and training to Virginia's public library system.
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[SOT 09:40:05]
[IN Q=I don't]

((NOLAN YELICH/STATE LIBRARIAN: I DON'T THINK ANYBODY BEGRUDGES ANYBODY FOR HAVING MONEY. BUT I THINK THAT THOSE THAT...FOR WHAT THEY'RE DOING.))
[SOT 09:29:44]

((DON UPSON/VIRGINIA TECHNOLOGY SECRETARY: IF THE INFORMATION AGE IS GOING TO PROVIDE EVERYTHING THAT IT CAN, AND BE EVERYTHING IT CAN BE, IT HAS TO HIT ALL SECTORS OF SOCIETY. AND THE LIBRARY IS STILL THAT FOUNDATION. AND TO GET A CONTRIBUTION ON A SCALE THAT CAN SUBSTANTIVELY AFFECT EVERY LIBRARY IN THE COMMONWEALTH, FROM A PRIVATE CONTRIBUTOR, I THINK IS UNPRECEDENTED.))
[SUPER=01-Nolan Yelich/State Librarian; :00]
[SUPER=01-Don Upson/Virginia Technology Secretary; :15]
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[OUT Q=is unprecedented.]
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[VO-NAT]


Library officials say every library system in Virginia will get something from the donation... but lower income communities will get a larger share.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Stocks ended a dreadful week with more losses. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow finished down 39, losing 524 points for the week. NASDAQ fell another nine points.

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[SUPER=434-hd/16e/hc/65@/i&/31@/hr/77e/i@/46f;][Franklin-Football]



[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-33 1:26:36]
[GRAPHIC=Franklin Co Eagles-Turnaround]


The Franklin County High School football team is having its best season in years.
They've already won three games, compared to one victory all last year.
This comes eight months after the County School Board implemented major changes designed to turn around the team's long losing record.
But as Tina Tenret reports, the Eagles' immediate change of fortunes may rest largely on the strength of a "12th man."

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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sot]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Julius Jamison/Player; :12 **VERY QUICK**]
[SUPER=01-C.J. Arrington/Quarterback; :35]
[SUPER=01-Billy Riddle/Captain; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Little/Coach; 1:12 **2nd time he appears**]
[SUPER=@Tina2; 1:28]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County]



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[SOT]
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[cover almost all of this bite]
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[SOT 17:41:41]
[IN Q=We're definitely]

((JULIUS JAMISON/PLAYER: WE'RE DEFINITELY GOING TO HAVE A WINNING RECORD THIS YEAR. WE'RE GOING TO SURPRISE A LOT OF TEAMS THIS YEAR THAT USUALLY THINK THEY COULD BEAT FRANKLIN COUNTY. WE'RE GOING TO SURPRISE A LOT OF EM THIS YEAR.))
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[OUT Q=OF EM THIS YEAR]



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[SOT 17:19:11]
((COACH NAT SOT: MOVE, MOVE, MOVE, LEVEL, LEVEL, HOLY COW!!))
[RUNS=:04]


The Eagles are taking off.
A new Football Club -- 145 fans strong -- raised almost ten thousand dollars to send the varsity and J-V players to summer camp. This team hasn't flexed that kind of muscle in years.

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[SOT 17:28:06]
[SOT 16:37:20]
[IN Q=Hargrave helped]

((C.J. ARRINGTON/QUARTERBACK: A LOT OF PEOPLE WORKING HARD. EVERYBODY IN THE WEIGHTROOM, SHOWING WHAT THEY CAN DO ON THE FIELD. ESPECIALLY AT PRACTICE, THEY'RE WORKING HARD AND SWEATING.
BUTT BUTT BUTT

NAT SOT PLAYERS CHEER EACH OTHER ON))
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=CHEERING]


The booster club's raised almost 20-thousand-dollars toward a new athletic bus. Fans throw picnics after practice. They sell T-shirts and hats -- a red hot sea of school spirit.

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[SOT 17:39:03]
[SOT 16:21:07]
[SOT 16:23:37]
[IN Q=I think the support]


((BILLY RIDDLE/CAPTAIN: THE MAIN THING IS COMING OUT ON FRIDAY NIGHTS, SEEING THAT BIG CROWD IN THE STANDS. THEY COME OUT THERE AND MAKE A WHOLE LOT OF NOISE. THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE TO ALL OF US, TO SEE 'EM OUT THERE SUPPORTING US.
BUTT BUTT BUTT
JERRY LITTLE/COACH: IT CAN'T BE A THING WHERE FOOTBALL BECOMES IMPORTANT WHEN THINGS ARE GOING WRONG.
BUTT BUTT BUTT
LITTLE: THE COMMUNITY IS NOT GOING TO BEAT THE AAA FOOTBALL TEAMS, NO. BUT A TOTAL EFFORT FROM EVERYBODY COULD MAKE THIS PLACE A WILD PLACE.))
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[OUT Q=A WILD PLACE]


Wild enough -- perhaps -- to conquer their first winning season in 25 years. Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=Hold]

Tonight the Eagles tackle E-C Glass High School in Lynchburg.

Kickoff's at 7:30.[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Tease]
[GRAPHIC=None]


And in sports, We'll take a look at the Friday Football Extra lineup, Virginia Tech talks about its big win over Clemson.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Virginia Cavaliers gear up for tomorrow nights big game against B-Y-U.
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-48]
[GRAPHIC=DOVER]


A week before they head to the Martinsville Speedway, The Winston Cup circuit is in Dover, Delaware this weekend.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dover, DE/SpeedVision; :00]


Qualifying this afternoon at the track would produce some interesting results as Rusty Wallace won the pole for Sunday's MBNA Gold 400.
It's Rusty's second pole in a row and his 5th overall at Dover.
Points leader Dale Jarrett is determined to make things interesting. He qualifying a sorry 38th today. Here's the top 25.
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Earnhardt was worse than Dale Jarrett, he was just 44th quickest today.

[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-54]
[GRAPHIC=TECH]


The Virginia Tech defense proved again last night why it is ranked number one in the nation - as it keyed a 31-to-11 win over Clemson.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Corey Moore was more than enough to silence the Tigers as he had two quarterback sacks, several hurries, three tackles behind the line, and he scored a TD on a fumble recovery.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="WE'RE NOT...]
[SUPER=01-Corey Moore/Two Sacks Last Night; :00]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=...IN OUR HEADS."]
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[S-BYU]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-49]
[GRAPHIC=UVa football]


The Virginia Cavaliers face Brigham Young tomorrow night at 9. Steve Mason breaks down this match up between the Wahoos and the 17th ranked Cougars.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Provo, UT/ESPN; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tim Spruill/UVa Defensive Back; :13]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Cavaliers vs. Demon Deacons; :23]
[SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :34]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :56]
[SUPER=01-Shannon Taylor/UVa Senior Linebacker; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=..news 7 sports"]
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((In one week, BYU climbed eight spots in the national rankings, introduced the football world to the nation's leading passer and signed agless coach Levell Edwards to a five year contract extension. ((:)) But the Cougars have yet to play against a running back of the caliber of Thomas Jones, who is averaging a phat 136 yards rushing a game and is coming off a three touchdown game. ((:)) ((:))
Kevin Fetterick is averaging 405 passing yards a game in the Cougars shotgun offense that will try and disrupt UVa's secondary that will start two freshman and a sophomore. ((:)) ((:))
Virginia is 1 and OH against the Cougars, winning 22-16 in their only meeting back in 1987. Steve Mason, news 7 spo

rts.))[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-52 (6:42)]
[GRAPHIC=FFE Logo]


It's week five of Friday Football Extra and our crews will be on the road for 16 games tonight.
Here's a look at the schedule.
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[S-Miler]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=SP-53 (6:52)]
[GRAPHIC=SPORTS LOGO]


More than a thousand runners will hit the pavement tomorrow for the 26th running of the Virginia Ten Miler in Lynchburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Fellow Kenyans Peter Githuka (gi-THOO-ka) and John Kagwe (KAG-way) are the favorites in this year's race..
And he won't be running, but Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills will give the runners a pep talk tonight.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:24:58]
[IN Q=What they get]

((BILLY MILLS/1964 OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST: WHAT THEY GET EXCITED ABOUT IS THEIR OWN PASSION.. THEY MAY NOT REALIZE IT YET, THEY MAY NOT REALLY FEEL IT YET, BUT THROUGH A STORY AND AN ACCOMPLISHMENT THAT I DID YEARS AGO, INDIRECTLY THEY'RE REMINDED ABOUT THEIR DREAM THAT THEY MIGHT NOT EVEN HAVE ARTICULATED YET.))
[SUPER=01-Billy Mills/1964 Olympic Gold Medalist]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=have articulated yet.]
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[VO-NAT]


Mills is still the only American to have won the 10- thousand meter gold.
The Ten Miler gets underway at 8:30 tomorrow morning.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=News7at11]


A biotech facility could soon be coming to Craig County, to raise genetically-altered cattle.
But residents in Craig county say they are concerned about possible threats to the environment.
And tonight they are meeting with the Pharming company to express their concerns.
We'll bring the details from that meeting tonight on News 7 at 11.
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[Rodeo-Clown]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-34 55:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A hospital is not the typical place for clowning around, but Carilion Medical Center for Children made an exception today for rodeo bull fighter Mike Smith.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]


Since the young patients can't go to the rodeo show, the rodeo clown cowboy came to them.
Smith says sometimes it's nice for the children to see someone who is NOT wearing a white coat.
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[SOT ub 10 26 01]
[IN Q=I come in there]

((MIKE SMITH/BULL FIGHTER: I COME IN THERE AND TALK TO THEM AND CUT UP AND JOKE AND PLAY WITH THEM AND THAT GIVES THEM A DIFFERENT ASPECT THAN JUST BEING STUCK IN A HOSPITAL WITH NOTHING TO DO, JUST LOOK AT A TV OR SEE THE SAME PEOPLE, IT'S FUN TO GET IN THERE AND SEE THEM SMILE, SEE THE SMILES ON THEIR FACES.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Smith/Bull Fighter; ]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=their faces.]
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[VO-NAT]

Smith also took pictures with the children and passed out some Texas- style - -cowboy hats and western bandanas.
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