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[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

15-hundred patrons at Cory Everson's Fitness Center find they're now members of New Fitness... like it or not.
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[VO-NAT]


Also coming up on NEWS 7: the annual migration of college students increases the population of Blacksburg by 25-thousand.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Tonight on News 7 sports, a Brazilian soccer clan is making its mark in the valley this week. Tony Atlas hopes to rock the armory tonight.
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[VO-NAT]

And Little E - comes up big this afternoon at Michigan.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Just in time for the weekend, conditions will turn sunny and temperatures will be below normal. Details ahead.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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[SOT 14:42:49]
[IN Q=We are not reopening our doors]

((WE ARE NOT REOPENING OUR DOORS. THERE'VE JUST BEEN TOO MANY PROBLEMS.))
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=too many problems]
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[VO-NAT]

A popular work-out center for women in Roanoke County closes for good.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Cory-Everson]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#00-32 TC21:17]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at Six]

The owner of Cory Everson's Fitness Center in Roanoke County has sold his equipment and more than a thousand memberships to a rival across town.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Tina/Microwave]

Tina Tenret tells us how it happened. Keith, this could happen to anyone.
[Live=Tina Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Tina1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]

If your gym suddenly shuts down -- it can sell your membership to another fitness club and you must pay that new club for the rest of your contract, whether you like it or not. This has happened to Cory Everson's members, and it's making many of them confused and angry.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Door unlocks]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-William Bailey/Cory Everson's Gym; :40]
[SUPER=01-Karen Carpenter/New Fitness Gym; 1:06]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=cardio in here]
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[SOT 14:43:44]
[SOT 14:44:07]
[IN Q=I RENEWED 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]
[OUT Q=IN HERE]))
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[LIve=Tina Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]

Employees say they still have belongings in here they've been unable to get --
[Double Boxes=Keith and Tina/Microwave]

And even though Cory's chief financial officer violated several state laws in the past three years -- such as not paying his bond on the memberships -- the state consumer affairs office says they don't plan to punish him as long as this deal works out.

[Earthquake]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Earthquake]


A small earthquake shook the Roanoke Valley early this morning.
Experts at Virginia Tech say the tremor registered between 2 and 2-point-5 on the Richter scale...pretty minor as such things go.
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.

[Celanese]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-29 TC49:47]
[GRAPHIC=Celanese Contract Vote]


Celanese and union officials are hoping the third time's the charm for their newest contract proposal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]


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, pensions and a 12-hundred-50 dollar ratification bonus.
The more than one-thousand union members will vote on the deal Thursday and Friday of next week.
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[Gore-Virginia]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-26 TC1:08:13]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Al Gore and Joe Lieberman set off on a Mississipi riverboat today -- in the wake of Gore's big speech last night.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-La Crosse, WI;]


But as Virginia Democrats and their candidate for the U-S Senate head home from L-A, there may be a feeling that Gore has sold them down the river this year.
That's because Chuck Robb's fate in Virginia is linked to Gore's.
And can Gore win a state that hasn't picked a Democrat for President since 1964?
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[SOT 05;36]
[IN Q=Well not if]

((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: WELL NOT IF YOU DON'T CAMPAIGN. NOT IF YOU DON'T SPEND RESOURCES. NOT YOU DON'T HAVE AN ORGANIZATION. AND IV'E SEEN NO SIGNS OF ANY OF THAT. SO CONSEQUENTLY, I THINK THAT THE GORE PEOPLE HAVE WRITTEN VIRGINIA OFF. WHICH DOESN'T HELP CHUCK ROBB AT ALL AS IT RELATES TO ENERGIZING THE DEMOCRATIC BASE.))
[sot 10:30:05]

((LARRY SABATO/U.VA. POLITICAL ANALYST: THE ONLY POSSIBILITY THAT GORE COULD WIN IN VIRGINIA IS IF THERE'S A NATIONAL LANDSLIDE FOR THE DEMOCRATS. OTHERWISE, THERE'S ALMOST NO CHANCE. AND I'VE HAD A SENIOR GORE OFFICIAL TELL ME PERSONALLY THEY ARE NOT GOING TO SPEND A NICKEL IN VIRGINIA. THAT THEY WOULD BE NUTS TO. AND I HAVE A HARD TIME ARGUING WITH THEM.))
[SUPER=201-Doug Wilder/Former Governor; :00]
[SUPER=201-Larry Sabato/U.Va. Political Analyst; :21]
[RUNS=:37]
[OUT Q=arguing with them.]
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[VO-NAT]


Sabato says Chuck Robb could still win if Gore lost by a slim margin in Virginia.
But a Bush landslide could be disastrous for Robb.
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[Tech-Students]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-22 TC1:42:58]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


It's that time of the year where light traffic and short lines at stores become a thing of the past in Blacksburg.

The town's experiencing the annual growing pains and perks as college students make their migration back to Virginia Tech.
Marya Jones reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's that time]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Bodtke/Local Resident; :12 QUICK!]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :18]
[SUPER=01-Robert Hodges/PK's Manager; :31]
[SUPER=01-Rebecca Minor/Freshman; :59 QUICK!]
[SUPER=@Marya1; 1:03]
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[OUT Q=MJN7, Blacksburg.]

(( It's that time of the year where area motorists may be feeling like all roads lead to Blacksburg.
The yearly influx of more than 25-thousand Virginia Tech students has clogged the roads this week and left locals grumbling.
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[SOT 16:48:20 - :25]

((STEVE BODTKE/AREA RESIDENT: GETTING USED TO ALL THIS WITH THE ROAD CONSTRUCTION IS AN ADDED INCONVENIENCE. )) [RUNS:05]
Businesses along Main Street, on the other hand, are rolling out the welcome mat.
After experiencing a traditional summer sales slump, the student traffic is just what they've been looking for.
At PK's, business has already picked up noticeably.
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[SOT 16:44:22 - :37]

((ROBERT HODGES/PK'S MANAGER: ALREADY TODAY WE'VE DOUBLED OUR NORMAL LUNCH SALES. WE'RE EXPECTING INCREASED BUSINESS OVER THE WEEKEND. STUDENTS COME BACK AND WITHIN A WEEK WE'LL HAVE OUR FIRST FOOTBALL GAME. BASICALLY WE HAD A GOOD SUMMER AND NOW WE'RE EXPECTING AN EVEN LARGER FALL SEMESTER. )) [RUNS:15]
In a span of just four days, about 9-thousand students are expected to move in to campus housing.
This year's freshman class -- which received a record number of applicants -- has about 46-hundred members.... about the same as last year.
Freshman Rebecca Minor and her family drove here from Richmond this morning.
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[SOT 16:38:52 - :55]

((REBECCA MINOR/FRESHMAN: IT'S JUST SORT OF A FAMILY THING MY DAD WENT HERE, MY GRANDFATHER WENT HERE.)) [RUNS:05]
(///// SOT /////)

[SU 16:42:00 - :12] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS7: CLASSES BEGIN HERE AT TECH AND OVER AT RADFORD ON MONDAY... BRINGING AN END TO THREE MONTHS OF VACATION FOR STUDENTS AND FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS WHO'VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO NOT HAVING THEM AROUND. MARYA JONES, NEWS 7, BLACKSBURG.)) [RUNS:12]))

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


A locally owned bank is getting bigger.
That's one of the stories still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


And neighbors help resuce a woman from her burning Roanoke home.
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[Marshall-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-37 TC07:43]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A house caught fire in southwest Roanoke this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The fire started at about a quarter to ten, 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.
Neighbors helped a woman get out of the burning house.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I looked over]

((ROBERT SHELTON: I LOOKED OVER THAT WAY AND SAW FLAMES SHOOTING UP FROM THE AIR CONDITIONING UNIT AND THE FIRST THING I THOUGHT ABOUT WAS GETTING HER BECAUSE I DIDN'T SEE HER OUTSIDE. SO, I WENT IN THE HOUSE LOOKING FOR HER.))
[SUPER=07-Robert Shelton]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=looking for her.]
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[VO-NAT]


Another man found her in the back and helped her outside.
She was taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.
The fire did about 35-thousand dollars damage.
No word yet on what started it.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[House-fire]


[ANCHOR=KEith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-19 TC1:40:16]
[GRAPHIC=]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Lightening struck a home in the Glenvar area this morning.
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. But it was a close call.
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[SOT 23:31:35]
[IN Q=Yeah, it was]

((YEAH. IT WAS DOING PRETTY GOOD THERE FOR A MINUTE. I WAS KINDA WORRIED ABOUT IT.))
[SUPER=01-David Wygal/Homeowner]
[RUNS=03]
[OUT Q=worried about it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Wygal had the fire out when Fort Lewis Fire fighters got there.
If lightening had struck ten minutes later, Wygal would have been gone... with his wife asleep in the back of the house.
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[Armed-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-31 TC16:47]
[GRAPHIC=Armed Robbery]


Lynchburg police are on the lookout for two men who robbed a clothing store at gunpoint this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Just after noon, a man entered the G-Q Sportswear store on Wadsworth Street and pulled a gun on the store owner.


The suspect ordered the woman to put cash, clothing and jewelry into a bag. He then took off.
A second suspect, whom police believe acted as a lookout outside the store, is also being sought by authorities.


Several witnesses spotted the men running from the store, but a police tracking dog was unable to find them.
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[Blacksburg-Bank]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-27 TC37:28]
[GRAPHIC=Banking]


A Blacksburg bank plans to branch out.
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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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[Stocks]


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


A lackluster end to the week on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-y/9.16/11046.48/y/10.60/3930.27/x/0.55/116.81;]


The DOW lost nine points, NASDAQ fell eleven.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index gained about half a point.
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[VO]
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[Mark-Newton]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-24 TC58:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


When Mark Newton recruited some of his favorite bluegrass musicians for his first solo recording, he realized there weren't any women in the group.
He's taken care of that oversight with his second project, the Rebel Records CD, "Follow Me Back to the Fold."
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[NAT SOUND OF BAND]
[IN Q=With you I can't go wrong]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=rest of our life.]
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[VO-NAT]

[**KEITH ON CART***]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Newton collaborated with Rhonda Vincent on the song, "We Can't Go Wrong."
And he called on 16 other women for a diverse set of songs.
A tribute to women in Bluegrass, The CD has received strong reviews and radio airplay since it was released in early May.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=Not only is it a concept record]

((MARK NEWTON: NOT ONLY IS IT A CONCEPT RECORD, BUT I WANTED TO SHOWCASE THE LADIES MUSICIANSHIP SUCH AS RHONDA'S MANDOLIN PLAYING OR KRISTEN SCOTT'S BANJO PLAYING, OR LYNN MORRIS' CLAWHAMMER, SO I'M REAL PROUD OF THAT.)) ((RHONDA VINCENT: YES, I JUST LOVE THE CONCEPT OF WOMEN WORKING TOGETHER. I HAD NEVER HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH SOME OF THESE WOMEN, SOME OF MY PEERS THAT I HAD LISTENED TO, AND IT WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE.))
[SUPER=07-Mark Newton; ]
[SUPER=07-Rhonda Vincent; ]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=and it was a great experience.]
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN GRAPHIC]
Newton and his band will perform in Radford tonight along with Rhonda Vincent and The Rage.
Tickets are still available for the 7:30 concert at the Farmer Auction Center in downtown Radford.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports - Little E rocks the house at Michigan. Tony Atlas is in town for a little rasslin' action tonight.
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[VO-NAT]

And we'll let you know why some top Brazilian soccer players have been calling Roanoke home this week.
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-73 11133TC]
[GRAPHIC=MICHIGAN]

The Winston Cup stars were in Michigan today qualifying for Sunday's Pepsi 400.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Brooklyn, MI/espn2; :00]

Dale Jarrett, who dominates this track, went out today and not surprisingly broke the track record with a speed of 189.959. 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 performace 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//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Jeremy Mayfield//7. Mark Martin//8. Jerry Nadeau//9. Ward Burton//10. Rusty Wallace//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Scott Pruett//12. Ken Schrader//13. Ricky Craven//14. Mike Skinner//15. Steve Park//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Jeff Gordon//17. Bill Elliott//18. Michael Waltrip//19. Tony Stewart//20. Wally Dallenbach//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Sterling Marlin//22. Dave Blaney//23. Johnny Benson//24. Jeff Burton//25. Joe Nemcheck//;]
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[OUT Q=...last driver."]
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[S-Atlas]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-76 (1:22:34)]
[GRAPHIC=Sports Logo]


Pro wrestler Tony Atlas returns home tonight for the first time since 1978. He will headline a card at the Roanoke National Guard Armory.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


Atlas, a former star in the World Wrestling Federation, will team up with Rolling Thunder in a tag team match.
And sitting in their corner will be former William Fleming head football coach George Miller, who Atlas says was the driving force behind his career.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=First audio....]
[SUPER=01-Tony Atlas/Professional Wrestler; :]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=.......is blessed."]
[ANCHOR=Mike]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


The show begins tonight at 8 and tickets can be purchased at the door.



[S-Soccer]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=dwi]
[TAPE#=SP-74 3923TC]
[GRAPHIC=Soccer]


Soccer fans in the area have an opportunity to see some top Brazilian players in action tomorrow night at Victory Stadium. Intern reporter Daron Williams tells us what these are player are doing here in the valley.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=First Audio]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[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]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=....NEWS 7 SPORTS."]

(( 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.))[S-Mustangs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-64 (1:41:26)]
[GRAPHIC=FFE Logo]


A new school will suit up in the Three Rivers District this season. As the old Shawsville High School becomes the Eastern Montgomery Mustangs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :]


New uniforms and a new mascot have installed a new attitude in the players as they prepare to open the season.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think...]

((BRETT MCPHERSON/MUSTANGS HEAD COACH: I THINK A LOT OF EM ESPECIALLY THE JUNIORS AND SENIORS PROBABLY WOULD HAVE LIKED TO GRADUATE FROM THEIR OLD HIGH SCHOOL. BUT THEY'VE ADJUSTED WELL AND THEIR PUMPED UP ABOUT IT AND AGAIN NEW SCHOOK NEW UNOFORMS SHINEY NEW THINGS HAVE GOT THESE YOUNG PEOPLE EXCITED SO THEY TOOK TO IT WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Brett McPherson/Mustangs Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=.....it well."]
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[VO-NAT]


McPherson has 30 kids out from varisty and 8 starters on each side of the ball return.
The Mustangs will rely on their experience and overall team speed to try and overcome last seasons winless record.

(///// SOT /////)
[IN Q="We don't...]

((MCPHERSON: I THINK WE GOT 6 OR 8 KIDS ON THIS YEARS TEAM WHO RUN FAIRLY WELL. THAT'S BEEN A DRAW BACK FOR US IN THE PAST NOT A GRAT DEAL OF SPEED. I THINK OUR OVERALL TEAM SPEED AND QUICKNESS IS MUCH BETTER. I THINK YOU CONTRIBUTE THAT TO A YEAR OLDER A NEAR IN THE WEIGHT ROOM. YOU LPLAY WITH A LITTLE BIT MORE CONFIDENCE AND YOU REACH A LITTLE BIT BETTER.))
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=...little bit better."]
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[PINNACLE 1031] And don't forget that Friday Football Extra opens second number 17 with its preseason special tonight at 11:35 right here on WDBJ-7
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[Promo]


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


Drive ins are a disappearing part of the American landscape.
But one that got a new lease on life earlier this summer is being celebrated tonight.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom]


Jean Jadhon is in the newsroom with a preview.
[Live=Jean Full/NEwsroom]
[SUPER=@Jean1;]


Keith you may remember the community group Hull's Angels...
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[VO-NAT]

and how members worked to get Hull's Drive-In open again.
Tonight they'll celebrate another big milestone-- the 50-th anniversary of the Rockbridge County theater.
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[Live=Jean Full/Newsroom]


And we'll have highlights of the celebration tonight on News 7 at Eleven.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom]

Keith