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Coming up on News 7-
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Talk tonight that more than 47 million tires could be recalled. We'll have the latest.
A store that's served Roanoke county for decades closes tonight.
Plus news you can use if you're planning on tailgating at Virginia Tech football games this year.
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News 7 is next.

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An even bigger tire recall may be coming-
The Federal Government is now investigating the safety of Firestone tires- beyond the six and half million already recalled.
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[Firestone]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
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[there is an anchor tag!!]
Are the tires you're riding on safe?
Tonight- word that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will investigate 47-million "ATX" , "ATX-Two" and Wilderness Brand tires.
Congress is also getting involved meeting with Ford officials to review company documents.
All this on a day when CBS News obtained video of four ex-Firestone Workers who say supervisors pressured workers to ignore defective tires.
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[SUPER=01-Richard Tucker/Former Firestone Worker; :02]
[SUPER=01-Dareld Burke/Former Firestone Worker; :23]
[SUPER=01-Max Nonnamaker/Former Firestone Worker; :42]
[SUPER=01-Jason Vines/Ford Spokesperson; :57]
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[OUT Q=IT'S IRRESPONSIBLE.]

((RICHARD TUCKER/FORMER FIRESTONE WORKER: WE COULD SAY WE WERE INSTRUCTED THAT THIS TIRE IS BAD AND THEY'D SAY WELL IT'S OKAY. LET THIS ONE GO. AND UH.. SOMETIMES I WOULD SAY CAN YOU PUT THIS IN WRITING..THAT IT'S GOOD. ATTORNEY: WOULD THE SUPERVISOR PUT THAT IN WRITING: TUCKER: HE SAID NO, I CAN'T DO THAT. DARRELD BURKE/FORMER FIRESTONE EMPLOYEE: IN MY OPINION IT WAS PRODUCTION TOOK PREFERENCE OVER QUALITY BECUASE IT WAS ALWAYS PUSH, PUSH, PUSH.
Firestone calls the workers disgruntled- but with the mounting number of complaints- it's getting harder to blame all the criticism on ex-employees.
Now, some tire experts are calling for a wider recall- MAX NONNAMAKER/FORMER FIRESTONE EMPLOYEE: AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED ALL OF THEM OUT THERE ARE SUBJECT TO IT AND I DON'T THINK ANY MORE LIVES SHOULD BE LOST.
Most of the known deaths involved Ford Explorers- Today Ford struck back at critics who are calling for more tires to be added to the recall. I CAN'T REITERATRE ENOUGH. WE WANT TO REPLACE BAD TIRES, NTO GOOD TIRES. AND FOR THOSE GROUPS OUT THERE THAT ARE CALING FOR EXPANSION OF THE RECALL WITHOUT ANY DATA, IT'S CARELESS AND IT'S IRRESPONBLE.))
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[Talent=Jean]
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The kind of tires in the recall are standard equipment on Ford's explorer and other light trucks.
Both Ford and Bridgestone/Firestone officials say a wider recall is NOT needed because all data point to the one recalled tire size as the source of the complaints.

[Mountain-View]


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What used to be one of the only businesses on a stretch of Route-220, closed its doors tonight.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

The Mountain View Market has been around for decades and has passed through many hands. It hasn't always been a grocery store - At one time was a beer joint. Customers who stopped in the Market tonight say they remember coming here years ago. The Market was here even before big stores like Wal-Mart and Lowes moved in next door. An employee says the owner of the property has sold the land so the Mountain View Market can be torn down.. A Stop-In store will be built in its place.
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[Verizon]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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About 100 workers in Virginia went back to work after the 18-day Verizon strike.
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Customers have been put on hold while management has been left to fill the void of more than 80 thousand striking workers.
College students are among those who have been hardest hit by the strike.
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[00:33:32 tape= today's Verizon]

((THE BACKLOG FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE COME BACK IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS AS BUILT UP. WE'LL BE ABLE TO INSTALL THOSE LINES, A MAJORITY OF THEM IN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO. A NUMBER OF THOSE CAN BE DONE IN THE OFFICE.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Rieley/Verizon Virginia]
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[OUT Q=in the office.]
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Most of the striking workers are expected to return tomorrow.
They must return by Saturday evening.
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[Celanese]


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In other labor news, Celanese and union officials are hoping the third time's the charm as workers vote today and tomorrow on the latest contract proposal.
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[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]


THIS offer from the Giles County acetate plant won union leaders' full approval.
[SUPER=03-Narrows/August 11;]


Workers rejected Celco's second proposal by a two-to-one margin less than two weeks ago.
The latest deal still does NOT cut back on mandatory overtime... but workers say it DOES raise wages, pensions and offer a large signing bonus.
We'll have the results of the vote at Giles County's largest employer for you tomorrow night.
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[Kursk]


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Russia's president today ordered a CRIMINAL investigation into the sinking of the Submarine Kursk-
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The Russian submarine was stuck on the ocean floor- with all aboard-
There is no plan though to recover the nuclear sub and its crew anytime soon- and that's raising concern- Russian officials claim the atomic reactors shut down as the sub sank- but even if they did the risk of radiation isn't eliminated ... just delayed.
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((JOHN LARGE: A NUCLEAR REACTOR IS NOT LIKE TURNING OFF A CAR ENGINE, THE MOTOR STOPS. THIS IS LIKE A SPILLAGE AND IT TAKES SOME TIME TO CREEP AWAY FROM THE WRECK IT MAY NOT HAVE STARTED YET BUT IT CERTAINLY WILL START.))
[SUPER=01-John Large/Nuclear Consultant; wait til you see him!]
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[Vo-nat]
The sub is in relatively shallow water in the heart of one of the world's richest fishing grounds.
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[Monty-Ax]


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A two car accident in Montgomery County tonight sent one person to the hospital with life threatening injuries.
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It happened on Pilot Road just before 10 o'clock.
State Police say a truck t-boned another car causing it to slide into a nearby creek bed.
One man was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital by Lifeguard 10, another man suffered only minor injuries.
State Police are reconstructing the accident to figure out what happened.
So far no names are being released.
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[Bot-Fatal]


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A woman was killed in a single-car accident on Route 43 in Botetourt County.
Authorities say it happened after three this afternoon.
The driver veered off the road, overcorrected, veered off the same side again and hit a couple of trees.
She was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where she later died.
Police say they don't believe the woman was wearing a seat belt and have not released her identity.

[Recycling]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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As Virginia Tech puts the final touch on the new seating at the stadium, fans are getting ready for the first game on Sunday.
If you're planning on tailgating you may see something different.
Kate Weidaw explains.
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[SUPER=01-Larry Bechtel/Recycling Coordinator;:16 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Doug Dodson/Food Services Director;:54]
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[OUT Q=kw news 7 Blacksburg.]

(([NAT SOUND 8:29:32]
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The Hokie Igloo has arrived.

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((LARRY BECHTEL/RECYCLING COORDINATOR: WE'RE GOING TO PUT THEM AROUND THE PARKING LOT AND ENTRANCES TO THE STADIUM.))
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Empty beer cans left by tailgaters at Virginia Tech now have a place to go instead of being pitched in the trash can.

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((LARRY BECHTEL: WE'RE GOING TO BE CIRCULATING AROUND WITH THESE CLEAR BAGS IT'S THAT SIMPLE AND WE'RE GOING TO ASK PEOPLE TO PUT THEIR CANS AND BOTTLES LIKE THEIR HOKIE WATER BOTTLE IN THESE BAGS.))
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The idea of recycling at the game came from fans who got sick and tired of seeing recyclable items left in the dumpster. But will tailgaters actually pitch their cans in the igloo?

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((LARRY BECHTEL: I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE IT WILL WORK BUT WE'LL HAVE OUR PROBLEMS.))
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The recycling crew has more than just beer cans to worry about. The vendors at the stadium already have boxes of food pilling up.

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((DOUG DODSON/FOOD SERVICES DIRECTOR: I'LL BRING IN A COUPLE THOUSAND POUNDS OF HOT DOGS FOR THE GAME, 4 OR 5 THOUSAND PRETZELS MANY GALLONS OF SODA.))
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Dodson says there's no need to worry about their trash it's already part of the recycling plan.
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So as the Hokies embark on a new season of football, Tech hopes the Hokie Igloo will be a winning idea. Kate Weidaw News 7 Blacksburg.))

[Carmen-Mooranda]


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The State Fair of Virginia has long celebrated the "fruits of the labor" of Virginia's farming community.
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But if the fruits worn on the head of 1940s and '50s' Brazilian music icon Carmen Miranda conjure up fiesta for some ...
... a cartoonish cow named "Carmen Mooranda" and her donkey sidekick are insulting to others.
Fair general manager Brian Hessey says the theme is meant to be about Virginia's cultural diversity.
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((BRIAN HESSEY/STATE FAIR OF VIRGINIA: IT CERTAINLY WASN'T OUR INTENT TO OFFEND ANYBODY.))
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((FRANK RAMOS/DEPT. OF MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE: I THINK IF YOU USED A COMICAL METAPHOR LIKE THIS WITH OTHER ETHNIC GROUPS, THEY WOULD BE ASKING FOR THE RESIGNATION OF THE DIRECTOR OF THIS ORGANIZATION BECAUSE IT'S UNACCEPTABLE.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Ramos/Dept. of Minority Bus. Enterprise; :04!!!]
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[OUT Q=it's unacceptable.]
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So far, the Fair has NOT been cowed by the controversy -- having already mailed out 600-thousand Carmen Mooranda brochures.
The Fair kicks off September 21st.
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Still ahead on News 7-- the latest on the search for secret U-S documents lost in the Gulf-Air crash.
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And find out why some special education students might not return to their classrooms with their fellow students.

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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey sports fans here's what's on the Big 7 tonight the 17-th season of Friday Football Extra begins tomorrow night Mike Stevens has a preview Former F-F-E player Lamar Cobb will start at defensive end when the Hokies open the season Sunday night against Georgia Tech and Tiger Woods is the leader after the first round of the N-E-C Invitational.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Special-ed]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Halifax County Schools are preparing for the first day of school on Monday.
But some students with learning disabilities might not be attending.
Surae Chinn has the story.
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[IN Q=Daniel Scearce has]
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[SUPER=01-Angelia Scearce/Daniel's Mother; :15]
[SUPER=01-Beverly Crowder/School Principal; :40]
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(( (nats 1:20:58)
Daniel Scearce has autism and has problems with change. When his routine abruptly changes he spirals into temper tantrums. That's what his family is afraid of.
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((ANGELIA SCEARCE/DANIEL'S MOTHER: WHEN MONDAY ROLLS AROUND HE'S GOING TO BE UP AND READY TO GO WHEN HE SEES HIS BROTHER GET ON THAT SCHOOL BUS HE'S GOING TO WONDER WHY HE'S NOT GOING.)) [RUNS:10]
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The reason is --his special education mobile unit classroom at Cluster Springs elementary school is behind schedule.
[NATS 1:21:32] ((BECAUSE HE'S SPECIAL ED THIS IS OK WELL IT'S NOT OK.)) [RUNS:02]
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((BEVERLY CROWDER/SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: THE MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT AND I WERE HOPING AGAINST HOPE EVERYTHING WOULD WORK OUT.))
The school says the manufacturer caused the delay. The mobile unit arrived just last week. [RUNS:05]
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((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: THE MAINTENANCE CREW IS WORKING OVERTIME TO GET THE MOBILE UNIT READY. BUT THAT'S NOT HAPPENING AND SO THE SCHOOL ARRANGED ANOTHER CLASSROOM FOR DANIEL. BUT HIS FAMILY SAYS IF DANIEL'S CLASSROOM ISN'T READY HE'S NOT GOING TO SCHOOL.)) [RUNS:14] [1:12:3] ((ANGELA SCEARCE/DANIEL'S MOTHER: EVERYTHING NEEDS TO STAY THE SAME. IF HE HAS TO GO TO ANOTHER CLASSROOM FOR TWO TO THREE DAYS AND CHANGE BACK IT'S GOING TO UPSET HIM.))
Daniel's mother says his child is being treated differently and she should have known about the delay weeks ago. [RUNS:09]
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((BEVERLY CROWDER/SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: I WANT ALL THE CHILDREN IN THE PROPER PLACE AT THE PROPER TIME.)) [RUNS:09]
The school superintendent says he regrets the seven special ed students will not be in their proper setting. But he couldn't control the changes. The Scearce family realize that, but they fear that Daniel might not be able to handle it. Surae Chinn, News7, Halifax County.))
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[Therapeutic-Community]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A Botetourt County prison is expanding a new drug treatment program.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Camp 25 is a minimum-security prison using therapeutic communities to crack drug habits. Inmates form families, make their own rules, and confront fellow inmates who break them.
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[SOT 9:59:32]
[IN Q=I came in here]

((CHRIS CUMMINGS/INMATE: I CAME IN HERE THINKING I WAS PERFECT. I CAME IN HERE THINKING THIS WILL BE A BREEZE UNTIL I WAS SLAPPED IN THE FACE WITH MYSELF AND THE IGNORANCE I WAS ACTING ON.))
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Camp 25 actually cut its population by 60 inmates to make more space for the drug treatment. Garren Gatling, who's been in prison ten years, says this program's different.
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[SOT 10:03:03]
[IN Q=It may sound strange]

((GARREN GATLING/INMATE: IT MAY SOUND STRANGE IN A PRISON ENVIRONMENT BUT LOVE. I'VE SEEN COMPASSION IN THE EYES OF EVEN SOME OF THE OFFICERS AND SOME OF THE STAFF HERE. THEY GIVE YOU MORE INPUT. SOME EVEN SEEM REAL LIKE THEY REALLY WANT TO HELP YOU.))
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[OUT Q=to help you]
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Counselors say the program is too new to measure its success.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It costs almost two thousand dollars per inmate every year.

[Bahrain-Crash]


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When a plane went down in the Persian Gulf yesterday- it may have taken some top secret U-S information with it.
The search is on now
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Persian Gulf;]

for some yellow diplomatic pouches that were on the plane.
The pouches hold classified information carried by an American courier who died in Yesterday's Gulf Air Crash.
The Gulf air Airbus crashed into the Gulf killing all 143 people aboard-
So far no one knows exactly what happened-
A gulf Air spokesman was asked if this could have been a terrorist act?
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[SOT 18:17:22]
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((ALI AHMAD/GULF AIR: EH.. NO COMMENT ON THAT. BUT THERE'S NO NEWS AT ALL ON THAT, NOTHING AT ALL.))
[SUPER=01-Ali Ahmadi/Gulf Air;]
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[OUT Q=nothing at all.]
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The National Transportation safety board from the United States will help in the investigation.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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After weeks on the run, a feathered Montgomery County fugitive is close to finding a new home.
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[VO-NAT]


And CBS and the survivors begin cashing in on their new found fame.
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[Emu]


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Two Montgomery County families have found a rare friend in a rare bird.
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This emu (EEM-Yoo) has moved in to Jamie Hegarty's back yard.
The 5-foot, flightless Australian bird showed up there Saturday morning and has won its hosts' hearts.
They call her "Ethel."
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((BONNIE WOOLWINE/EMU SITTER: THE ANIMAL WAS STANDING IN MY FRONT YARD ALMOST AT THE PICTURE WINDOW JUST LOOKING IN THE WINDOW ... A PEEPING EMU.))
[SOT 22:01 - :10]

((CHARLIE LYNCH/EMU SITTER: OH ETHEL. I LIKE ETHEL. SHE DON'T SAY MUCH, SHE'S NOT LIKE TYPICAL WOMEN. SHE'S PRETTY QUIET AND SHE'LL EAT OUT OF YOUR HAND.))
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[SUPER=74-Charlie Lynch/Emu Sitter; :10]
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Ethel traveled several miles to reach the families' backyards in Pilot.
The bird's REAL owners now say they can't keep her.
A Montgomery County animal warden says that several people who keep emus have offered to adopt her.
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[Survivor]


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The final survivor was the most watched show since the Super Bowl. 51-million people tuned in last night.
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[SUPER=04-"Survivor"]


According to Preliminary Nielson ratings, nearly 37-million stayed tuned for the live reunion special after the show.
Rich won the million- He also bared all on Dave Letterman's show and he's in a milk ad-
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((RICHARD HATCH/SURVIVOR WINNER: FAME WASN'T MY GOAL. I HAVE NO NEED FOR IT. BUT IF I ENJOY THINGS THAT KEEP ME IN THE LIMELIGHT THEN IT MAY STICK AROUND.))
[SUPER=01-Rich Hatch/Survivor Winner; ]
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[OUT Q=MAY STICK AROUND.]
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[Vo-Nat]
Even though survivor fans say the final moments were riveting- many weren't pleased with the outcome.
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((I'M VERY UPSET THAT RICH WON. VERY UPSET. )) ((HE'S THE EVIL ONE WITH THE ALLIANCE THAT WE DON'T LIKE.)) ((I WANTED KELLY TO WIN. I FELT SORRY FOR HER.))
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[Vo-Nat]
Second place winner Kelly Wiglesworth takes home 100 thousand.
CBS plans to re-edit Survivor and show it again in the Fall.
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[S-EXTRA]


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Tomorrow night we'll begin our 17-th season of Friday Football Extra Mike Stevens will have a preview plus we'll hear from one of our former F-F-E players.
But first our Extra Point.
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Michigan quarterback Drew Henson will miss the team's season opener. The 6-foot-4 215 pound Henson had foot surgery this morning. Henson passed for over 800 yards and 6 touchdowns in 18 games for the Wolverines, who went 10 and 2 last season.
Michigan is ranked 6-th in preseason polls.
And here are tonight's scores.
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[S-FFE]


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The 17th season of Friday Football Extra gets its official kickoff tonight as play begins across the Commonwealth. Mike Stevens has more from the site of one of tonight's top contests.
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[SUPER=@Mike1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; :26]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Johnson/Brookville Head Coach; :34]
[SUPER=01-Jarrett Ferguson/Former Staunton River Star; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Billy Hite/Ferguson's Coach at Tech; 1:12]
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[OUT Q=....news 7 sports."]

((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((The first week of the high school season always seems to feature some outstanding traditional matchups like Giles vs. Blacksburg and Heritage vs. Glass. But rarely have we seen a week one opener like the one that will take place here at Salem when the Spartans host Brookville. It's a battle between two reigning state champions who are ranked number one and two in the preseason Super 7. ((WILLIS WHITE:)) ((BOBBY JOHNSON:)) 4 years ago in the playoffs a running back from Staunton River named Jarrett Ferguson played on this field. Now he's set to have his jersey retired at halftime of the Golden Eagles game with Altavista. ((JARRETT FERGUSON:)) ((BILLY HITE:)) Those are just two of game coming your way on Week number one of Friday Football Extra. ((ROLL:)) And if you're coming out here remember to arrive early - the Avalanche returns home to host Myrtle Beach and share the parking lot. In Salem, Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


That's it for sports, have a great day everybody.

[S-Cobb]


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The Virginia Tech football team will be placing a lot of new faces on the field defensively this Sunday night in the BCA bowl against Ga. Tech. One of those new faces also is a familiar one. Former Friday Football Extra star Lamar Cobb from Gretna has earned one of the starting defensive end positions.
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[VO NAT CON'T] Cobb has the tough task of replacing Corey Moore. It's quite a challenge for a young man who at one time wasn't sure he'd ever fit in at Tech.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 1033] hear more from Cobb, Vick and the rest of the Hokies tomorrow night as we present a Tech 2000 half hour special - the Victory Tour - right here on WDBJ-7
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Baltimore spoiled Ken Hill's debut for Chicago as the Orioles beat the White Sox 8 to 5.
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Hill getting lose before the games start.
In the top of the second, Baltimore's Mark Lewis doubles off the fence in left centerfield scoring Jeff Conine and Chris Richard the Orioles led 2 to nothing.
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Then in the top of the third, Melvin Mora bangs out this triple off the wall in left field scoring Brady Anderson and the Orioles win it 8 to 5.
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The 17-th season of Friday Football Extra kicks off tonight. More later on Mornin.

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No let down for Tiger Woods today as he picked up where he left off last weekend grabbing the first round lead at the N-E-C Invitational.
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Woods was 7 under par through the first 12 holes and despite bogeys on two of the last three he managed to shoot his lowest first round score of the year.
The 6 under par 64 gives Tiger a one shot lead over Jim Furyk.
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Phil Mickelson and Justin Leonard headline a group at 4 under.

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Bristol Motor Speedway is the site of this weekend's Winston Cup Goracing.com 500.
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Cup regular Jerry Nadeau was in town last night to help raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Nadeau raced fans in go karts at Thunder Valley.
Nadeau is in his first full, uninterrupted season in a solid cup team, driving the 25 car for Rick Hendrick motorsports. He has four top 10 finishes this season. He has two top 20 finishes at Bristol.
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