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Coming up on News 7-
An earthquake in Roanoke County this morning? We'll tell you about it.
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Plus hear from an 83-year old woman as she tells how she survived trapped in her car for three days.
And a Roanoke County gym closes for good.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus Tiger Woods on the prowl again in another major.
News 7 is next.

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A women's gym in Roanoke Counnty shuts down for good.
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[Cory-Everson]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The chief financial officer of Cory Everson's Fitness Center has sold his equipment and more than one thousand memberships to a rival across town. As Tina Tenret shows us, that's making some of his customers confused and angry.
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[IN Q=I had my]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-William Bailey/Cory Everson's Gym; :40]
[SUPER=01-Karen Carpenter/New Fitness Gym; 1:06]
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[SOT 14:43:44]
[SOT 14:44:07]
[IN Q=I HAD MY MEMBERSHIP]

((I HAD MY MEMBERSHIP HERE IN JUNE AND YOU CLOSED. OKAY. AND I HAD TO GO BUY A NEW MEMBERSHIP AT NEW FITNESS. THAT WAS INCORRECT. YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE HAD TO GO BUY A NEW MEMBERSHIP BECAUSE THEY ARE BUYING THE CORY MEMBERSHIPS. BUTT BUTT BUTT SHE IS BUYING ALL OF OUR MEMBERSHIPS. WHEN? TODAY. WE HAVE A DEAL AND WE ARE SIGNING TODAY. OH MY GOSH.)) [RUNS:23]
[OUT Q=OH MY GOSH]

Roxanne Christley is one of 1500 Cory Everson's members who must now pay New Fitness gym. None of them were warned when Cory Everson's gym suddenly shut down almost two months ago. A note said the gym would re-open when the air conditioners were fixed.
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[SOT 14:41:40]
[IN Q=Was the air conditioner broken]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: WAS THE AIR CONDITIONER BROKEN? WILLIAM BAILEY/CORY EVERSON'S: YES IT WAS. TWO UNITS JUST COOKED. TENRET: SO WHY HAVEN'T THEY BEEN REPLACED? BAILEY: HONESTLY? CHANNEL 7 DID SUCH A NUMBER ON US NO CRANE OPERATORS WOULD INSTALL THEM, FEARING THEY WOULD NOT GET PAID.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=NOT GET PAID]

Some Cory's members are already working out at New Fitness. But others don't WANT to switch, saying New Fitness is smaller with less equipment. They cannot get a refund unless they're sick or move.
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[SOT 15:03:09]
[IN Q=We'll put]

((KAREN CARPENTER/NEW FITNESS: WE'LL PUT SOME MORE EQUIPMENT IN THERE ... CARDIO IN HERE.)) [RUNS:09]
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[SOT 18:20:25]
[IN Q=EMPLOYEES OF CORY]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: EMPLOYEES OF CORY EVERSON'S SAY THEY STILL HAVE BELONGINGS LOCKED INSIDE THIS GYM BUT WILLIAM BAILEY WILL NOT RETURN THEIR PHONE CALLS. AND STATE PROSECUTORS SAY THEY WILL NOT PUNISH BAILEY FOR BREAKING STATE LAWS FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS, INCLUDING NOT PAYING BOND ON HIS MEMBERSHIPS. THEY SAY CUSTOMERS ARE PROTECTED IN THIS NEW DEAL. TINA TENRET NEWS7 ROANOKE COUNTY.)) [RUNS:22]
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[Earthquake]


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Believe it or not the Roanoke Valley experienced a small earthquake this morning.
Experts at Virginia Tech say the tremor registered between 2 and 2-point-5 on the Richter scale...a fairly minor earthquake-
It was enough to wake a few people in southwest Roanoke County, around 6:10 this morning.
Several called the county police department, wondering what had happened.
But no one was hurt, and no damage was reported.

[Hulls-Anniversary]


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[***ANCHOR TAG***]
Tradition is staying alive in Rockbridge County as its trademark "drive in" turns 50.
While fundraising efforts are still underway to buy the drive in, Kate Weidaw tells us folks from all over came to celebrate it's golden anniversary.
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[IN Q=I kind of go]
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[SUPER=01-Joan Neel/Likes the Drive-In;1:03]
[SUPER=07-Damaree and Ken Peck;1:14]
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((CARL WIMER/HULLS ANGELS MEMBER: I KIND OF GO BACK 30 YEARS, I KIND OF GO BACK IN TIME WHEN I'M HERE AND IT'S SO RELAXING AT NIGHT TIME. BRING YOUR FAMILY AND YOU HAVE GOOD MOVIES GOOD FOOD.))
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It's a landmark in Rockbridge County that no one wants to loose.

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((LINDY FELIX/HULL ANGELS CO-CHAIR: FOR ONE REASON THE TRIP TO TOWN TAKES THEM BACK AND FORTH BY HERE AND IT'S A MARKER OF WHATS CHANGING OF WHAT'S GOING ON AND ITS THE MARKER FOR SPRING WHEN IT'S OPEN AND FOR FALL WHEN IS THE DRIVE IN IS GOING TO OFFICIALLY CLOSE.))
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After 50 years Hull's Drive-in is still selling out.

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((DARRELL GREGORY: WE HAVE A GOOD TIME WHEN WE COME DOWN HERE.))
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But when the drive-in closed down for a year an organization called Hull's Angels stepped in to save it.

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((LINDY FELIX: WE DIDN'T WANT IT TO CLOSE BECAUSE THERE WERE NO BUYERS SO WE THOUGHT WELL WHY DON'T WE DO THIS AND WE THOUGHT AS A NON PROFIT WE'D GET A LOT BETTER COMMUNITY SUPPORT AND WE'D BE ABLE TO RAISE MONEY MORE FREELY.))
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Now Hull's Drive-in is the nations first non profit community owned drive-in. The 50-th anniversary and grand reopening brought both young and old out. The drive in reminds Joan Neel of her younger years.

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((JOAN NEEL/LIKES DRIVE INS: I'M USED TO DRIVE INS WITH THE PLAY GROUND IN FRONT THE SCREEN AND I'D BRING THE GIRLS. WE'D EITHER SIT IN THE CAR, BRING BLANKETS, OR BRING CHAIRS.))
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This is the Peck's first time at the drive in, at least as a family.

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((DEMAREE AND KEN PECK: THEY'LL ALL ASLEEP AFTER THE BULLWWINKLE SHOW AND THEN WE'LL CAN STAY UP AND WATCH THE PATRIOT WE'LL GET IN THE CAR AT THAT POINT.))
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And while times may have changed since Hull's saw it's first car drive in 50 years ago, the drive in hasn't changed the way it looks and that's just fine with the folks who go there.

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((LINDY FELIX: PEOPLE WANT DRIVE INS TO STAY ALIVE THEY WANT FIFTIES AMERICANA TO STAY ALIVE I THINK AS WE ENTER THIS NEW MILLENNIUM PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO LOOSE EVERYTHING FROM THE PAST.))
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Kate Weidaw News 7 Rockbridge County.))
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People Magazine was at the drive in tonight and plans to have an article out sometime this summer.

[Gore-Virginia]


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Al Gore and Joe Lieberman are campaigning from a riverboat this weekend.
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But it's an upriver journey in Virginia-- which hasn't picked a Democrat for president since Johnson in 1964.
U-V-A political analyst Larry Sabato says he's been told by the Gore campaign it won't spend a nickel in Virginia.


That's bad news for fellow Democrat Chuck Robb.
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[IN Q=I think]

((LARRY SABATO/U.VA. POLITICAL ANALYST: I THINK DEMOCRATS ARE WHISTLING PAST THE GRAVEYARD ON THIS ONE. LOOK, THERE'S A GOAL THAT THE STATE DEMOCRATS HAVE. THEY REALISTICALLY KNOW THAT BUSH IS GONNA CARRY VIRGINIA. THEY WANT TO KEEP THE MARGIN RELATIVELY CLOSE. IF THE MARGIN IS CLOSE, THEN CHUCK ROBB CAN WIN. IF THE MARGIN IS A BLOWOUT FOR BUSH, THEN PROBABLY ALLEN WILL BE ABLE TO WIN EASILY.))
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[OUT Q=win easily.]
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Sabato says the only way Gore could win Virginia is if he generates a landslide nationally.
Even with an electoral landslide in '96 for Clinton, he narrowly lost Virginia.


[Celanese]


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Celanese and union officials haven't given up hope for a new contract..
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Company and union officials from the Giles County acetate plant worked well into this morning on a new, tentative three-year contract.
It won unanimous approval from the union's bargaining team.
The deal does NOT cut back on mandatory overtime...
But workers say it includes increases in wages and pensions as well as a 12-hundred-50 dollar ratification bonus.

The more than one-thousand union members will vote on the deal next Thursday and Friday.
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[Submarine]


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Russian divers finally managed to link their rescue craft to a crippled sub 350 feet down.
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[VO-NAT 20:14:42 for cover]


But the moment they were waiting for ended in heartbreak-
A docking collar could not be latched on to attempt a rescue.
The hull of the Kursk is too damaged from whatever brought it down.
Today Defense Secretary William Cohen expressed his concern.
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[SOT 15:10:37]
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((WILLIAM COHEN/DEFENSE SECRETARY: I KNOW FROM MY CONVERSATIONS WITH THE MILITARY HERE AT THE PENTAGON THAT THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE MILITARY ARE NOT LOOKING AT THIS AS SOMETHIUNG THAT HAPPENED TO RUSSIA, BUT AS SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED TO FELLOW UNIFORMED PROFESSIONALS. IT'S PERSONAL AND VERY DEEP))
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[OUT Q=AND VERY DEEP]
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A British rescue sub is due in the area tomorrow- it may be the best hope now of saving any lives.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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An early morning lightning strike sets a Roanoke County home on fire.
That's still ahead on NEws 7.
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And we'll hear from the grandmother rescued from a Florida swamp.
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((JUST A WILL TO LIVE YOU HAVE TO FIGHT YOU DO HAVE TO FIGHT. ))
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[OUT Q=HAVE TO FIGHT. DOUBLE OUT!!!!!]
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[Sports-preview]


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[Grandmother]


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An 83-year old woman who spent three days trapped in her overturned car ... survived by drinking rain water soaked up in a pair of golf socks.
Tillie Tooter spoke about the ordeal today-
Lisa Leigh reports.
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[SOT 16:48:32]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Fort Lauderdale, FL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tillie Tooter/Accident Survivor; :20]
[SUPER=01-Justin Vannelli/Spotted Car; 1:15]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Leigh/Reporting; 1:36]
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((THIS EIGHTY-THREE-YEAR-OLD GRANDMA IS BEING HAILED AS A FIGHTER. TILLIE TOOTER WAS TRAPPED FOR THREE DAYS IN HER CAR, AFTER SHE WAS REAR-ENDED EARLY SATURDAY IN A HIT-AND-RUN ACCIDENT OUTSIDE FORT LAUDERDALE FLORIDA. HER CAR FLIPPED HER OVER AN INTERSTATE BRIDGE, AND PLUNGED 40-FEET BELOW INTO A SWAMP.
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CG=TILLIE TOOTER / RESCUED GRANDMOTHER

out of nowhere, i felt a terrible jolt and the car kept turning over, and then a tremendous drop. when i landed i was hanging by my seat belt. THE CAR LANDED IN A THICK GROVE OF TREES CUSHIONING HER FALL HOLDING HER ONLY INCHES ABOVE THE SNAKE-AND-ALLIGATOR INFESTED SWAMP.
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CG=TILLIE TOOTER

I screamed, i RANTED, I raved, i swore, i cursed, and I pleaded and i begged for somebody for god, for my mother, to help me get out of there. FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED TO 911 CALLS SATURDAY NIGHT AND SEARCHED FOR 15 MINUTES WITH FLASHLIGHTS, BUT SAW NOTHING, AND ENDED THEIR SEARCH. BY THE THIRD DAY SHE HAD LOST HOPE, AND MADE HER PEACE WITH GOD, WHEN A CLEANUP CREW SPOTTED HER CAR AND SAW HER WIGGLING HER FEET. JUSTIN VANNELLI / SPOTTED CAR she started kicking her feet out of the window, and I seen somebody was alive down there and I told my dad, call the ambulance. SHE STAYED HYDRATED BY SUCKING WATER OUT OF HER WET SOCKS, SOAKED WITH RAINWATER CAUGHT IN THIS STEERING WHEEL COVER.

SHES NOW IN GOOD CONDITION, AND IS GRATEFUL TO HER RESCUERS. I embarrassed him 'cause I kissed him! (laughter) LISA LEIGH, FOR CBS NEWS.))


[Marshall-Fire]


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A house in southwest Roanoke caught fire this morning.
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The fire started just before 10, at 529 Marshall Avenue.
Smoke filled most of the first floor and spread to the second story.
But firefighters got things under control in about 15 minutes.
A woman who lived in the house was treated for smoke inhalation.
The fire did about 35-thousand dollars damage.
No word yet on what started it.
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[House-Fire]


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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Another fire in the Glenvar area was started when lightening struck a home.
David Wygal was getting ready to leave for work when he realized the roof was on fire.
He managed to put out the fire with a garden hose before the Fort Lewis Firefighters arrived.
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[Blacksburg-Bank]


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A Blacksburg bank will expand to include more of the New River Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


The National Bank of Blacksburg is going to buy six AmSouth offices in southwest Virginia.
This will give the company banks in Dublin, Radford, Pulaski and Wytheville.
It's a 95-million dollar deal.
Federal regulators still have to approve it.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Still ahead on News 7, Robin has the weekend forecast.
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[VO-NAT]


And for better or worse, thousands of college students are flooding into the New River Valley for another school.
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[McCain]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=acr]
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John McCain is confident that the outcome of his treatment for cancer will be successful.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ;]


The Senator returned to his home in Phoenix, Arizona, after a few days at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale.
McCain met with doctors today to discuss treatment options for his skin cancer.
He'll undergo surgery tomorrow to eliminate the malignant melonoma from his face.
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[IN Q= We had a wonderful..]

((WE HAD A WONDERFUL MEETING WITH THE DOCTORS TODAY. I FEEL COMFORTABLE TOMORROW WILL BE A GOOD DAY WITH GOOD NEWS... WE WANT TO MAKE SURE OUR CHILDREN ARE OKAY. I WOKE UP LATE LAST NIGHT AND FOUND HER THUMBING THROUGH THE INSURANCE POLICIES. laughter))
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[OUT Q= ..thumbing through the insurance policies. laughter]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Tests will also be run to make sure the cancer hasn't spread.
To show good spirits he handed out sunscreen to reporters waiting for news.

[Mark-Newton]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-24 TC1:00:20]
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Mark Newton has recorded more than 20 albums, as a member of groups such as the Knoxville Grass and the Virginia Squires.
But it's his second solo project that's receiving strong reviews and radio airplay this summer.
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[NAT SOUND OF BAND 12:16:16]
[IN Q=With you I can't go wrong]
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[OUT Q=rest of our life.]
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Newton teamed up with Rhonda Vincent for the song, "We Can't Go Wrong."
And he called on 16 other artists for a diverse set of songs... he intended as a tribute to the women of Bluegrass.
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[SOT 17:48:20]
[IN Q=You have to keep in mind]

((YOU HAVE TO KEEP IN MIND THAT ALL OF THESE ARTISTS IN THEIR OWN RIGHT ARE WELL-ESTABLISHED. AND THEY'VE ALL HAD SUCCESSFUL RECORDING CAREERS, SO I JUST SORT OF GOT IN THE CONTROL ROOM AND SORT OF SAT THERE IN THE CHAIR AND THEY DID THE REST OF THE WORK.))
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[OUT Q=they did the rest of the work.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Newton and his band performed in Radford tonight along with Rhonda Vincent and the Rage.

[Tech-Students]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
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[GRAPHIC=Tech]


If you've been enjoying light traffic and short lines at stores around Blacksburg, your luck is about to run out.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


More than 25-thousand Virginia Tech students are descending on Blacksburg for the start of another school year.
Over the span of just four days, about nine thousand students will move into campus housing.
Because of overcrowding, about 50 of them will have to live with their resident advisors.
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[IN Q=I'm kind of nervous]
[SOT 16:34:33 - :45]

((MICHAEL GIVENS/FRESHMAN FROM WILLIAMSBURG: I'M KIND OF NERVOUS. I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT...I'LL BE SO BUSY, IT'LL KIND OF JUST GO BY.))
[SOT 16:36:55 - 16:37:00]

((DANIEL SMALL/FRESHMAN FROM PENNSYLVANIA: I'M PRETTY CALM, MY PARENTS ARE PRETTY JITTERY AND HYPED UP ABOUT IT. ))
[SUPER=01-Michael Givens/Freshman; :00]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Small/Freshman; :13 QUICK!]
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[OUT Q=hyped about it.]
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[VO-NAT]


The student influx has put area traffic at a crawl, but it's also picking up the pace for local businesses.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Everything from NFL preseason highlights, to Brazilian soccer to qualifying to rasslin' from the armory. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Ashburn; :00]

Yesterday, the Redskins closed training camp in Ashburn and ended their grand experiment of charging fans to attend practices. Team officials say that despite charging $3 for a Coke they still lost more than a million dollars at the camp. However, they will probably come back and do it again next year at Redskin park.
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[S-PGA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-65 14423TC]
[GRAPHIC=PGA]


Tiger Woods is at it again. He's not just leading a major tournament - he's redefining it. Earlier this summer is was the British Open, now it's the PGA Championship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Louisville, KY/TNT; :00]

After 36 holes, Tiger is 11 under par with a 133 total. That ties the lowest score ever posted in the PGA at the midway point. He is trying to become the first golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win 3 straight majors. He also has shot 13 straight rounds of par or better in the majors this year.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=PGA]

You can watch Tiger's assault all weekend long right here on Your Hometown Station beginning both today and tomorrow afternoon at 1:30.

[S-NFL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-66 12334TC]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


The NFL preseason rolled on last night with a wild one in the Twin Cities.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/ESPN; :00]

Rookie Thomas Jones from Big Stone Gap scored a touchdown last week, but he got limited carries in the first half tonight. Still the former UVa great made the most of them. But he was no match for second year quarterback Dante Culpepper. The new Vikings' quarterback lit up the sky in the first half with TD passes to both Randy Moss and Cris Carter. Culpepper finished with more than 200 yards in the first half. Vikes lead this one 35-to-17 in the fourth. Jones has scored one short run in the third quarter. But the Vikings win big.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE] And don't forget tonight you can catch Peyton and Edgerrin taking on the Steelers in Mexico City right here at 8.
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[S-Monroe]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=Mike]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Monroe]


Virginia Tech's athletic department has reinstated Derrius Monroe to the Tech football team and cleared him to practice for the first time this summer.
Monroe was charged with selling cocaine in January, but earlier this month the Tech senior entered into a plea agreement in exchange for his testimony in other cases. He still is not allowed to take part in games.

[S-Rasslin]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-68]
[GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS]


One of the men who put Roanoke on the map in the professional wrestling circles in the 80's and 90's returned home last night for the first time since he left in 1978.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

Former WWF and Mid-Atlantic wrestling champion, Tony Atlas, who went to Patrick Henry back in 70's proved that you can indeed come back home. Last night he came into the armory decked out in his patented red, white and blue tights and teamed up with the rather robust Rolling Thunder. They would team together along with their manager George "Kila" Miller to battle Eclipso, Jimi Love, Colonel Spud Wade and Mike Williams in a triple threat match. Atlas would toy with the locals and in the end he and Rolling Thunder would win, only to later be disqualified for allegedly using folding chairs to pummel the opposition.
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-73 11133TC]
[GRAPHIC=MICHIGAN]

The Cup drivers smashed the record book during time trials at Michigan yesterday.
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Dale Jarrett, who dominates this track, went out and not surprisingly broke the track record with a speed of 189.959 on his lap. But Jarrett would have to settle for the outside pole. Because Dale Earnhardt Jr. ruined the day for Jarrett as he topped the 191 miles an hour mark with a wicked circuit to win his second pole of the season. And how about the performance by Rick Mast who put the Conseco Financial Pontiac in the 3 spot. Now, here's the top 25.
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[SUPER=0107-1. Dale Earnhardt Jr./191.149/2. Dale Jarrett//3. Rick Mast//4. Ricky Rudd//5. Bobby Labonte//;]
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[SUPER=0107-6. Jeremy Mayfield//7. Mark Martin//8. Jerry Nadeau//9. Ward Burton//10. Rusty Wallace//;]
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[SUPER=0107-11. Scott Pruett//12. Ken Schrader//13. Ricky Craven//14. Mike Skinner//15. Steve Park//;]
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[SUPER=0107-16. Jeff Gordon//17. Bill Elliott//18. Michael Waltrip//19. Tony Stewart//20. Wally Dallenbach//;]
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[SUPER=0107-21. Sterling Marlin//22. Dave Blaney//23. Johnny Benson//24. Jeff Burton//25. Joe Nemechek//;]
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The rest of the Earnhardt family wasn't so quick yesterday. Daddy was 33rd, while Kerry Earnhardt was 40th as he tries to make his Cup debut. By the way, Stacy Compton was just 44th.

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Soccer fans in the valley have a rare chance to see some top Brazilian players in action tonight at Victory Stadium. Intern reporter Daron Williams tells us what 's in store for folks tonight.
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[SUPER=01-Ed McMichael/Roanoke Star Coach; :24]
[SUPER=01-Jay Patel/U-16 Roanoke Star; :37]
[SUPER=01-Fernando Silvado/Brazilian Soccer Player; :54]
[SUPER=01-Daron Williams/News 7 Sports; 1:15]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Garner/Cave Spring Baptist Minister; 1:23]
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(( The Berglund Soccer Complex in Vinton is the site of a special team soccer clinic this week. Members of Cave Spring Baptist Church are hosting 23 Brazilian amateur and professional soccer players through the weekend. While here, the Brazilians are instructing several local youth teams on their rhythmic style of play, something has not come easily to most of the area players. ((ED MCMICHAEL:))
The Americans also had to overcome a language barrier in order to keep up with their Brazilian counterparts. ((JAY PATEL:)) Among those English-speaking Brazilians is Texas-born Fernando Silvado, a seventeen-year-old who aspires to attend college and play soccer in America. ((FERNANDO SILVADO:)) ((DARON WILLIAMS:)) ((JEFF GARNER:)) Admission to Saturday night's game at Victory Stadium is just one dollar. And fans can take part in two clinics Saturday at the Berglund Complex at nine am and one pm. Daron Williams, News 7 sports.))

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[WIPE TO PINNACLE PAGE 1031] And stay right where you are because coming up in just a moment - Friday Football Extra hits the air with its season 2000 preseason special. It's the kickoff of our 17th year tonight at 11:35.
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