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[ANCHOR=Keith]

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Coming up on News 7:
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[V/O-NAT]
The results of a custody dispute where the baby hasn't been born yet.
The New Fitness buy- out of Cory Everson falls through.
A strip of metal from the Paris runway that could have caused the Corcorde crash.
And Virginia's Fine Arts museum refuses to censor lecturing artists.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


An unusual custody case involving an unborn child is dismissed from Roanoke Circuit Court.
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[Custody-Dispute]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=kwe]
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A Roanoke man says he should have full custody of his unborn child.
That way when the mother gives birth he can take the baby home with him.
The mother says no way and the court agreed with her, for now. Kate Weidaw has more.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Sam Garrison/Brooks' Attorney;:25]
[SUPER=01-Henry Woodward/Hunter's Attorney;:44]
[SUPER=01-Chevette Hunter/Expectant Mother;1:02]
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((38 year old Alphonso Brooks says he would be able to provide a better living environment for his unborn daughter than her mother Chevette Hunter.

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((ALPHONSO BROOKS: I KNOW HER FOR 4 YEARS I KNOW HOW SHE OPERATES AND I DISAPPROVE HOW SHE GOES ABOUT HER BUSINESS.))
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Hunter who's eight months pregnant says when she told Brooks about her pregnancy he wanted nothing to do with it. Brooks' attorney says that's not true.

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((SAM GARRISON/BROOK'S ATTORNEY: WHAT HE'S BASICALLY SAYING IS INSTEAD OF RUNNING AWAY FROM THE RESPONSIBILITY OF BEING A FATHER, HE'S TOWARD THIS CHILD, HE WANTS TO REAR HER.))
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Hunter's attorney argued in court that Brooks has nothing to back up his claims about her being an unfit mother.

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((HENRY WOODWARD/HUNTER'S ATTORNEY: THE ARGUMENT MADE ON THE FACE OF THE PETITION IS ILLEGALLY DETAINING THE GIRL IN HER BODY, AND ASKED THE COURT TO UNDUE IT WHICH IS BOTH PHYSIOLOGICALLY AND PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE.))
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Hunter left the courtroom crying and saying she's happy the judge sided with her.

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((CHEVETTE HUNTER: I'M HAPPY IT'S OVER.))
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[STANDUP 11:18:05]
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: IN THE END IT ONLY TOOK THE COURT A FEW MINUTES TO DISMISS THE CASE SAYING THEY CAN'T HOLD A CUSTODY HEARING UNTIL THE CHILD IS BORN. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7 ROANOKE.))
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[Cory-Everson]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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New Fitness may still buy out Cory Everson's members even though the fitness center failed to go through with the purchase agreement today.
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[VO-NAT 00-23 38:34]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Originally New Fitness gave the owner of Cory Everson's until this afternoon to provide a membership list.
New Fitness has allowed members of Cory Everson's to work out at the gym temporarily while the air conditioning problem is being fixed.
Now the owner of New Fitness says Cory Everson is taking advantage of her kindness and is delaying the process of allowing her to buy-out the memberships.
A new deadline has been set for next week, and if the owner of Cory Everson's doesn't come through New Fitness says the deal is off.
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[Concorde]


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Investigators are trying to determine the significance of a strip of metal found on the runway in Paris where the Air France Concorde took off last week.
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[SUPER=03-Gonesse, France/July 25]


The 16-inch-long metal strip did not come from the plane.
One expert points out: having an object on the runway could be dangerous for Concordes, particularly because their tires turn at very high speeds.
All 109 people on the plane and four people on the ground were killed.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=Concorde Tires]


Investigators say tire marks on the runway show the aircraft veered to the left. At least one tire blew out before take-off. As NEWS 7 first reported Tuesday, those tires were made at the Goodyear plant in Danville.

[Tires]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
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Sears announced today that it'll no longer carry Firestone A-T-X, A-T-X-2 and Wilderness tires.
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The move comes as the government confirmed it's investigating reports that the tires peel to shreds on the highway.
Firestone defends its product as perfectly safe.
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[IN Q=Bridgestone]

((BRIDGESTONE FIRESTONE HAS MANUFACTURED MORE THAN 48 MILLION OF THESE TIRES OVER THE LAST TEN YEARS AND THEY ARE SAFE TIRES.))
[SUPER=01-Christine Karbowiak/Bridgestone-Firestone VP]
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[OUT Q=are safe tires.]
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[VO-NAT]


The tires in question are standard equipment on more than a dozen sport utility makes and models.
Most often when they come apart, it's on America's most popular S-U-V: Ford Explorer.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=none]


Ford has offered to swap the tires for free in six countries... but not in the United States where 47 million have been sold.
Fords says that's because here only a small fraction of the tires have had this problem... and the company still isn't sure the tires are defective.

[D'ville-Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-25 TC45:03]
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Danville police are still investigating an afternoon stabbing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Larry Johnson was stabbed in the chest on Winslow Street--he's in critical condition.
Authorities questioned a female suspect but have not determined a motive for the stabbing.
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[Higher-Education]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-23 TC1:01:07]
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It's been years in the making, but within two weeks, the Roanoke Higher Education Center will welcome its first students.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


While crews are still working on the renovation of the former Norfolk and Western headquarters building...
New classrooms are almost complete... and soon the 16 institutions and partner agencies will begin moving in.
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[SOT 06:22]
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((TOM MCKEON/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: WE THINK IT WILL BE A REMARKABLE MIX OF PEOPLE AND PROGRAMS THAT WILL HAVE A TREMENDOUS IMPACT, CERTAINLY ECONOMICALLY, ON OUR REGION.))
[SUPER=01-Tom McKeon/Executive Director]
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[OUT Q=on our region.]
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The higher education center is unique because it offers a wide range of educational opportunities, including high school programs, higher education, workforce training, and career development.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Because landscaping and other exterior improvements aren't complete, a formal dedication and open house will wait until next Spring.

[C'ville-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=ssm]
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It was meant to keep gay students from being harassed in school.. but a local conservative group says the Charlottesville school board has gone too far in its effort to protect homosexuals.
Last night, educators in Charlottesville voted to add "sexual orientation" to the city's non- discrimination policy for students and teachers.
But representatives from the Forest- based Family Policy Network spoke against the move, claiming it will allow pedophiles to teach school.
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((JAY DELANCEY/FAMILY POLICY NETWORK: IT WILL BE FOUGHT IN THE COURTS AND THE CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE WILL PAY THE PRICE IN THE COURTS, BECAUSE A PEDOPHILE MAY SUE, SAYING 'WELL, THIS IS MY SEXUAL ORIENTATION', AND THEY'LL HAVE TO GO AND DEFINE IN THAT COURT WHAT SEXUAL ORIENTATION MEANS, BECAUSE REALLY IT'S A VAGUE TERM.))
[SUPER=01-Jay DeLancey/Family Policy Network]
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[OUT Q=a vague term.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Groups opposed to the school board's new policy are now considering legal action to keep it from being enacted.

[Sally-Mann]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[TAPE#=00-21 TC1:47:18]
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The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is politely but firmly refusing to censor artists lecturing at its state-supported museum.
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[VO-NAT]


In May, Governor Jim Gilmore blasted Lexington photographer Sally Mann for showing slides of work he considers "lewd" and "outrageous."
[SUPER=03-Henrico Co.;]


Stepping off the plane from the G-O-P convention today, Gilmore says he'll see how the new museum guidelines work out.
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[SOT 12:27:14 ]
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WHEN SOMETHING IS REALLY GROSS OR AWFUL, WE HAVE A RIGHT TO SAY THAT IN A STATE-RUN MUSEUM, THAT WE OUGHT NOT BE PROVIDING STATE SUPPORT FOR THESE KINDS OF ACTIVITIES.))
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[VO-NAT]


But in writing the guidelines the Governor requested, museum officials said they would still invite artists based on merit.
They refused to review lectures based on decency or obscenity.
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[SOT 11:57:45]
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((RICHARD WOODWARD/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO GET TO A FINAL DESTINATION, DIFFERENT AVENUES, AND WE DIDN'T FEEL THAT THAT LANGUAGE WAS NECESSARILY GERMANE TO ACHEIVING THE SAME ENDS.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Woodward/Museum Director;]
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[OUT Q=same ends.]
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[VO-NAT]


Sally Mann applauds the decision.
She tells NEWS 7: "The Virginia Museum has responded in a sincere and dignified way to the the implied threat and the patently political issue concocted by Governor Gilmore ... " and with the new rules ".... it would appear that the Museum has in no way abridged or threatened free artistic expression."
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Some traffic headaches in Lynchburg could soon end as a construction project nears completion.
Details on that are still ahead on News 7
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[VO-NAT]


And it's no joke-- the governor of Arkansas is moving into a triple-wide.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office on this Friday night with highlights from the Redskins preseason opener in Tampa. We'll check in Herman and Germane at Lions' camp. Plus, the Hillcats take it to the Avalanche tonight in the Burg. Fleming is in the Friday Football Extra spotlight and Mayfield is on the wall but out of t

he hospital tonight on the Big 7.))[Senate-Debate]


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[WRITER=jmc]
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U.S. Senate candidates Chuck Robb and George Allen are set to face off in our corner of the state.
They have agreed to three debates so far and this weekend will be the only one in Western Virginia.
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[SUPER=203-Norfolk/June;]


Robb and Allen will appear together before the Virginia Bar Association at the Homestead.
The Democratic incumbent
[SUPER=203-Roanoke/July;]


and Republican challenger are supposed to debate for 90 minutes.
They have a second debate next month in Fairfax, and one set for October in Charlottesville.
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[Henry-fugitive]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-18 TC1:57:36]
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A Henry County man who allegedly kidnapped his ex-girlfriend led authorities on a high speed chase before being caught.
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities say 35 year old Kosta Gus Maurakis (MORE-rock-iss) wanted to see how much press the alleged kidnapping of ex-girlfriend was getting.
So he stopped at a store near the North Carolina-Virginia border to buy a paper. A Henry County woman spotted him.

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[SOT 1:26:25]
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((CAPT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:A MOTORIST TRAVELING FROM HENRY COUNTY OBSERVED THE VEHICLE AND GOT ON THE CELL PHONE AND STAYED ON THE CELL PHONE UNTIL SHE COULD GET THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES ROCKINGHAM AND MADISON TOWN POLICE THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.]
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The suspect remains in a Rockingham County jail. The victim was not injured.

[Route-29]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Delays along the Route 29- Route 460 corridor near Lynchburg may not be a problem much longer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


V-DOT says work on the final two ramps at the new cloverleaf should be completed by next week.
Traffic at the interchange has been slowed for more than a year, while highway crews have worked to restructure and widen the entire intersection.
Delays occurred when V-DOT discovered a contractor had not built the ramps to the proper grade requirements.

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[Governor-Trailer]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
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It sounds tailor- made for late- night comedy, but it's not just a gag. It's a fact.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR]


The governor of Arkansas is going to be living in a mobile home.
The triple- wide trailer arrived on the grounds of the Governor's Mansion today.
Governor Mike Huckabee and his wife will live in it while the mansion is being renovated.
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[SOT 20:18:25]
[IN Q=The whole experience]

((THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE IS GOING TO BE VERY POSITIVE. MORE ROOM. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE MORE PRIVACY, MY OWN KITCHEN WITHOUT COMMERCIAL PANS. I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE AN EXCITING TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Janet Huckabee/Arkansas First Lady]
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[OUT Q=an exciting time.]
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Renovation on the 50-year old mansion may take several years.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Still ahead on News 7, Robin Reed will have the weekend forecast-- one that includes sun!...
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[VO-NAT]


Something folks at this South Carolina beach were probably hoping for after a storm filled day.
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[Edwin-McCain]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-29 TC35:59]
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Folks at First Friday's in Roanoke got a special treat tonight when Edwin McCain graced the stage.
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He performed hits from his third album Messenger.
McCain says there wasn't much thought put into choosing a name for that album.
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[SOT 11:56:53]
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((EDWIN MCCAIN/MUSICIAN: WE NEVER PUT A LOT OF THOUGHT TO IT, THE LATEST ALBUM IS CALLED MESSENGER AND HOW THAT KIND OF WENT DOWN WAS THE RECORD COMPANIES ON THE PHONE THEY WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE NEW ALBUMS CALLED, MESSENGER.))
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McCain says he plans to start working on a new album in New Orleans that should be out sometime in February.
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[Water-Spout]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Beach goers got quite a surprise in Charleston, South Carolina yesterday.
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A waterspout formed right in front of their eyes.
As the spout neared the shore families that were enjoying themselves moments before-- ran for cover.
When the waterspout landed on shore it caused tornado-like winds.
But quickly dispersed without causing any damage.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Hillcats get the best of the Avs tonight. The NASCAR ranks take a hit at Indy. And the Redskins open the preseason in Tampa Bay.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Charlotte, NC; :00]

The Panthers opened it in Charlotte tonight. Steve Beuerlein and Reggie White didn't even suit up tonight. It was bad enough to watch from the sideline as Stacy Mack took this kickoff to the house for the Jaguars. Jacksonville is whipping up on the Panthers 34-to-14. Now the scores
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[S-Redskins]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Washington Redskins' much anticipated preseason opener was shaky at best last night as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers topped Washington 13-to-12.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL/WRC-Redskins; :00]

Stephen Davis, Bruce Smith and Darrell Green did not play last night. But Deion Sanders did start, and he had a tough time keeping up with big Keyshawn Johnson. The two went one on one in the first quarter. Another new acquisition, running back Adrian Murrell played well in the opening period. This run helped set up Washington's only points of the half - a field goal. Newcomer Jeff George wasn't nearly as productive. He came on in the second quarter and threw two interceptions - both of which went to Dexter Jackson. Speaking of interceptions - Ronde Barber almost got one in the first half as he breaks up the pass from Brad Johnson to Albert Connell. Rookie linebacker Lavar Arrington was anxious, aggressive and often out of position. This time he leaps for air, misses the ball carrier as Tampa Bay scores on the short TD run. The Skins would end up losing this thing 13-to-12 as rookie Joe Hamilton out of Ga. Tech tossed this TD pass in the closing minutes.
[SUPER=30-Washington/12/Tampa Bay/13;]

In one other note - former Hokie Derrick Smith, who missed last season after surgery on his left knee, injured his right knee last night and had to be helped off the field. It appears to be a sprain. Again, Skins lose by one.
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[S-Lions]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
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The Detroit Lions lost their preseason opener to New England tonight 13-to-10. Steve Mason says their success in the regular season will hinge on the ability of former UVa greats Herman Moore and Germane Crowell to share.
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[SUPER=04-1999 NFL Season; :56]
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[S-HIllcats]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Salem Avalanche hit the road last night hoping to keep pace with Myrtle Beach. Instead, the Avs ran into a redhot Lynchburg Hillcats squad that has now won three of its last four games.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Avalanche vs. Hillcats; :00]

The Lynchburg bats came alive in a big way last night as first baseman Dan Meier becomes the first Hillcat to go yard in the game as he sends the Aaron Cook offering way out over the centerfield fence to tie the game at 1-all in the second. The Avs would get another one in the inning and then in the third look at this bomb off the bat of right fielder J. J. Davis.
[SUPER=37-Salem/2/Lynchburg/7;]

The Hillcats beat the Avs in the opening game of their 3 game series 7-to-2.
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[S-Baseball]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-76 27:58]
[GRAPHIC=Baseball]


Roanoke District 12 Big League baseball team will be looking for gold at the Big League World Series in Tuscon, Arizona.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


The team left for Washington D.C. today and will fly out west tomorrow. William Byrd, Glenvar, Alleghany and Cave Spring players make up the team. It's a round robin tourney with nine teams including ones from Puerto Rico, Poland and the states.
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Fans can keep up on the team through a web page that will have stats and so much more.
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[SUPER=01-Bill Sellari/Team Manager; :00]
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[OUT Q=......with the team"]
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The field for today's Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis is now all set.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/espn2; :00]

Brett Bodine who was just 44th in first round time trials Thursday, went out yesterday and blistered the track. Bodine turned in a lap that would have won him the pole. His 181 point 072 mile an hour circuit is a new track record. He'll start 26th.
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In one other note, the Cal Ripken Junior of NASCAR, Terry Labonte, will see his streak of 655 consecutive starts come to an end today.
Labonte, who is recovering slowly from his Pepsi 400 crash on July 1st, will turn over the Kellogg's Chevy to Todd Bodine today.


[S-Mayfield]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Jeremy Mayfield will also miss today's race. He has a closed head injury - but he is out of the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/espn2; :00]

The 31 year old lost control of his Ford at the entrance to turn three and slammed the driver's side of his car against the outside wall. It took rescue workers 10 minutes to get him out of the car. He was then taken to Methodist hospital. Kyle Petty will drive for him in the Mobil One Ford.
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[S-Fleming]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-72 (1:04:38)]
[GRAPHIC=FFE Logo]


William Fleming is in the Friday Football Extra spotlight this morning minus George "Kila" Miller.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


The Colonels lost 20 seniors to graduation and new head coach Keith Smith and his staff are faced with finding replacements for those players who were the nucleus of the team last season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Obviously we....]

((KEITH SMITH/WILLIAM FLEMING HEAD COACH: OBVIOUSLY WE LOST A GREAT ONE IN THE HARDY KID AMONG SOME OTHERS. WE'LL HAVE TO GO TO WORK TO GET HIM REPLACED WE MIGHT REPLACE HIM BY COMMITTEE AT THE TAILBACK POSITION. BUT WE WILL GET THE JOB DONE. WE HAVE SOME GOOD LOOKING YOUNG TALENT HAVE A FEW MORE KIDS OUT THIS YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Keith Smith/William Fleming Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=....THIS YEAR."]
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[VO-NAT]


More than 48 kids have been on the field during the preseason and Smith says their major focus has been going back to the basics.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="We don't...]

((SMITH: WE DON'T DO A WHOLE LOT IN THE SPECIALTY AREA WE HAVE THAT PERIOD KIND OF SHORT RIGHT NOW. BUT EVERYTHING ELSE O AND D AND TECHNIQUES WORK AND FUNDAMENTAL DRILL WORK WE'RE DOING ALL OF THAT.))
[RUNS=:10]

[OUT Q.....all of that."]
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[Missile-Drop]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Don't say the Royal Australian Air Force can't hit anything.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Darwin, Australia]


Today, a jet accidentally dropped a 286 pound fiberglass dummy missile over the city of Darwin.
It destroyed a Toyota Landcruiser.
The R-A-A-F said it would pay the vehicle's owner for the damage. (------------)