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Coming up on News 7-
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Was Intermet at fault for a deadly explosion? A state report is released today.
Plus the long awaited details of George W. Bush's health care plan for seniors.
Scooters are the craze- but they may roll some right into the hospital.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus high school football highlights.
News 7 is next.

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A plea from many senior citizens in America- They need help paying for health care.
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((WE NEED HELP FROM SOMEBODY SOMEBODY BETTER HELP US.))
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Today one presidential candidate answers the call- spelling out his health care proposal.
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[Bush-Health]


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George W. Bush says the Democrats have had eight years to fix the nation's healthcare for seniors- but they haven't.
Today he detailed his plan that he says will help aging Americans.
Bill Whitaker has more.
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[SUPER=203-Bethlehem, PA; 00]
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((Criticized in the past for being less than specific, George W. Bush today finally laid out a minutely detailed health care proposal saying it would guarantee that elderly Americans can get the prescription drugs they need. George W. Bush/ THESE ARE CRUEL CHOICES SOME SENIORS FACE: HEAT OR MEDICINE. FOOD OR PILLS. IN A WEALTHY NATION, THIS IS A SCANDAL. IN A COMPASSIONATE NATION, IT IS A CALL TO ACTION. He says his plan would cost $158-billion ... $100- billion less that Al Gores' plan ... and Bush claims his would do more. It would offer seniors choices, including new private plans covering prescription drugs ... cover the full cost of premiums for the poorest seniors. And for any elderly American faced with catastrophic medical costs, the Bush plan would pay everything over $6,000 a year. George W. Bush/ AND THIS PLAN WILL HELP SENIORS MUCH SOONER THAN ANYTHING PROPOSED BY VICE PRESIDENT GORE. With prescription drug spending rising fast and Baby Boomers aging, this is a hot issue and a defining one. While Al Gore proposes an expanded government plan, Bush turns to the private sector. Bill Whitaker: Now voters have a real choice between the Democrats upgraded Medicare package and the Republicans private plans. But no matter who wins, it seems Americas seniors might finally get some relief from spiraling prescription drug costs. Bill Whitaker, CBS News, Bethlehem, PA. ))

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Virginia public school students will continue to hold a moment of silence, at least for now.
Federal appeals court judges in Richmond have let the policy stay in place, pending a federal hearing in Alexandria on Friday.
The American Civil Liberties Union says the new law blurs the line between church and state by actually suggesting children can pray, meditate, or reflect.
Virginia's school superintendent has suggested just announcing that children should observe one minute of silence.



[New-River]


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Exactly six months after the explosion that killed three people, New River Castings -- now New River Foundry -- has been charged with a host of safety violations.
The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry slapped Intermet with 801-thousand dollars in fines in a report released today.
Marya Jones tell us why attorneys for the victims and their families are saying that could be just the beginning.

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[SUPER=01-Edward Anderson/Karen Hamilton's Father; :19]
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(( The 28-page report depicts a plant that failed to train and protect its workers from the dangers within. [***cover with pre-pro'd board***]
It charges the company with 21 willful violations and 20 labeled "serious."
Together, they carry 801-thousand dollars in penalties. [BACK TO VIDEO]
Family members of Karen Hamilton, who died in the blast, say it's too little too late.
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((EDWARD ANDERSON: IT'S A JOKE. BECAUSE THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN THERE AND DONE THEIR JOB BEFORE THIS HAPPENED. NOT WAIT TILL AN ACCIDENT LIKE THIS HAPPENS.)) [RUNS:07]
Investigators found that a chemical used to help make auto parts leaked into the plant's basement for two days before the explosion.
The report indicates that it could have been ignited by workers welding or smoking in the area. [***cover with pre-pro'd quote from Intermet spokesman Mike Kelly***]
An Intermet spokesman says: "We are reviewing these citations, as well as the results of our own investigation. To the extent we have not already done so, we will incorporate any findings into our own ongoing safety initiatives."
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[NATSOUND] ((QUICK NATS: WORK AT PLANT TODAY)) [RUNS:02]
Meanwhile, Intermet tried to get business booming again as 52 more workers joined about 150 already there.
The company promises a cleaner, safer, "model" plant.
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((DOUG HOWELL/PLANT HR MANAGER: IT'S GOING TO BE A SHOWPLACE FROM BOTH A PRODUCTION STANDPOINT AND A SAFETY STANDPOINT WITHIN THE CORPORATION.)) [RUNS:05] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: NOW, ATTORNEYS ARE LINING UP TO FILE SUIT, THOUGH THEY HAVEN'T DONE SO YET. AND THE COMPANY'S TROUBLES MAY NOT END THERE. THE CITY OF RADFORD STILL HASN'T PUT OUT ITS REPORT ON THE EXPLOSION. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY RANDALL DUNCAN SAYS THERE'S A POSSIBILITY OF CRIMINAL CHARGES AHEAD. MARYA JONES, NEWS-7, BLACKSBURG.))
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[Vinton-Chief]


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Vinton's new police chief is officially in office.
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Former Pulaski chief of police, Herbert Cooley, was hired by city council last month. He started work today. Cooley has 34 -years of law enforcement experience. He says as the head of Vinton's 18-person police department, he plans to focus on community policing, in an effort to improve the department's tarnished image.
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[Foutz]


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Cooley replaces Rick Foutz, who resigned last year amid a state police investigation into missing guns and drugs from the department's evidence room. NO indictments were ever handed up. Now Vinton town officials are trying to quash a 10-million dollar lawsuit filed by Foutz.
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He says the town attorney and the town manager forced him to retire -- slandered him in town council meetings -- and conspired to ruin his reputation. Town officials deny all of those allegations, and say comments in council meetings are priviledged anyway. A judge says he'll rule on the case in a week.
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[Harrison-Museum]


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A cut in city funding could mean hard times for the Harrison Museum of African American Culture. Today, supporters asked Roanoke City Council to reconsider their request for funding.
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Since the museum opened its doors in October 1985, staff members and volunteers have worked to preserve and document the Roanoke Valley's African American History.
But in the last two years, city funding has fallen from about 80- thousand dollars annually, to less than 20- thousand. And supporters say the cut has strained the museum's finances.
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((MELODY STOVALL/MUSEUM BOARD PRES.: WE HAVEN'T GIVEN UP. I KNOW WHAT WAS SAID TODAY SHOULD HAVE AN IMPACT. WE'RE GOING TO WORK WITH THE CITY MANAGER AND SEE IF SHE CAN'T MAKE A RECOMMENDATION FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR. SO WE'RE NOT GIVING UP.))
[SUPER=01-Melody Stovall/Museum Board President]
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Council members have asked City Manager Darlene Burcham to prepare a report on the situation, but they made no commitment to restore the museum's funding.
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[Corporal-Punishment]


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It's an emotional topic- should foster parents be allowed to physically discipline children in their care?
Virginia's Social Services Board voted in June to allow that.
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Today, only one of every ten speakers supported proposed policy on corporal punishment.
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((JIM FIORELLI/GOVERNOR'S BOARD ON ABUSE AND NEGLECT: I'M CONVINCED THAT THERE ARE TIMES WHEN LOVING PHYSICAL DISCIPLINE, YES, EVEN SPANKING, IS APPROPRIATE. SUCH DISCIPLINE PROVIDES THE CHILD WITH A CLEAR KNOWLEDGE OF APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF SECURITY AND LOVE.))
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But the vast majority of those who spoke say -- whether you believe in spanking or shaking children or NOT -- it should never happen to foster children, most of whom are already abuse victims.
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((BEVERLY LYLES/PEDIATRIC NURSE: IF YOU TELL CARETAKERS YOU CAN SHAKE THIS CRYING BABY, AS LONG AS IT IS NOT HARSH OR ABUSIVE, WILL ANY OF THEM HAVE THE SAME DEFINITION OF HARSH AND ABUSIVE? WILL ANY OF THEM KNOW JUST HOW MUCH SHAKING IT TAKES TO MAKE THAT BABY'S BRAIN BLEED AND SWELL, TO MAKE HIS EYES HEMORRHAGE, TO MAKE HIM STOP BREATHING, TO MAKE HIM DIE?))
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The Social Services Board will receive written public comment for two more weeks.
It will probably vote again on its policy in October.
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Dan River Mills is working overtime to get a new home-furnishings line out to stores.
That story's still ahead on News 7.
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Forget skateboards- These days most all kids want a scooter- but are they safe?
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((I'VE TAKEN A FEW ON THE KNEE AND A LOT ON THE SIDE AND BACK.))
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We'll tell you why scooter riding is sending thousands of kids to the hospital.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING FOR YOU TONIGHT. FIRST THE EAGLES PICKED UP A WIN IN THIS RAIN DELAYED FOOTBALL GAME, THE GIRLS ARE HOOPING IT UP, THE CAVALIERS ARE PREPARING FOR THE SPIDERS, TECH IS GEARING UP FOR A THURSDAY NIGHT CONTEST WITH EAST CAROLINA AND RICK MAST PLAYS HOST TO NASCAR'S BEST ALL IN THE NAME OF CHARITY. THAT'S COMING UP LATER IN SPORTS.))

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Those little aluminum scooters are a hot craze around the nation- but are they safe?
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The Government's Consumer Watchdog group says no-
The scooters weigh about six pounds and they're popular for children and adults-
But already this year- more than 9-thousand people have ended up in the emergency room from wiping out-
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((ANN BROWN/CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION: WE HAVE SEEN THE RATE GO UP 700 PERCENT SINCE MAY IN INJURIES SO WE HAVE A PROBLEM HERE.)) ((DR. STEVEN MILLER/PEDIATRICIAN: WERE SEEING FACIAL INJURIES, ARE A RELATIVELY BIG DEAL, THEY CAN BE PRETTY COSMETIC, EVEN IF THEY'RE NOT LIFE THREATENING, AND EVEN THOUGH WE HAVEN'T SEEN ANYBODY WITH A MAJOR HEAD INJURY, THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR THAT. ))
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Wearing protective equipment is the best way to prevent injury, but right now most kids are riding without knee pads, elbow pads or helmets.
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[Lawsuit]


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A former Virginia Tech student charged, then later cleared, of abducting an exotic dancer two years ago ... has filed a "four and-a-half" million dollar lawsuit. The defendants include employees of a Roanoke escort service, three television stations, and several news employees of those stations.
Ryan Worch alleges the escort service employees caused "severe emotional distress" by lying to police. And he accuses WDBJ, WSET and WSLS-TV of libel by reporting on the criminal charges as they did.
WDBJ News Director Jim Kent said today: "We reported on the filing of criminal charges all the way through to their outcome."
The charges were dropped several months later.

[Dan-River]


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Only a few more days until a deadline for Dan River Mills-
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Hundreds of thousands of boxes of the company's exclusive Martha Stewart bedding line have been sent out.
But there are 200 thousand boxes left to go to K-Mart distribution centers across the country.
Workers have until the end of the week. They even worked through the Labor Day weekend.
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((JUDY MCCANN/DAN RIVER MILLS EMPLOYEE: WE WERE BUSY. WE ACCOMPLISHED A WHOLE LOT, LOADING TRUCKS, CHECKING LABELS.)) ((LEE FANT/PLANT MANAGER: HOPEFULLY ALL THE LADIES AND THE MEN BUY ALL THESE SHEETS AND WE WILL REPLENISH WHAT WE SELL.))
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The exclusive Martha Stewart line includes sheets, comforters and pillowcases.
The company hired about 45 temporary employees to help out with the project.
The items should be in K-Mart stores in the next couple of weeks.
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We've all heard wedding day horror stories...
But this one may take the cake.
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Let's just say it involves a dog and the bride's ring.
We'll have the details later on News 7.
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[L'burg-Council]


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Plans for renovations to Lynchburg's baseball stadium have been put on hold.
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In a unanimous vote today, city council opted to postpone renovations until more money can be raised.
The lowest bid by a contractor exceeded the budget by one point seven million dollars.
The stadium design team will continue to raise money until next season.
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((RAY BOOTH/PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR: WHATEVER THEY GET, WE'LL DESIGN IT TO FIT THE BUDGET. HOPEFULLY WITH ALLOWING MORE TIME, TWO SEASONS, CONTRACTORS WILL BE ABLE TO GIVE MORE COMPETITIVE BIDS.))
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Stadium renovations were discussed when the Hillcats renewed their affiliation with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Officials say postponing the renovations will have no effect on the affiliation.
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[Leopards]


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They are spotted, fuzzy and just six weeks old-
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Meet the newest members of the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium- Three Amur leopard cubs were born just six weeks ago.


These are rare cubs- there are fewer than 50 of the leopards left in the wild and only about 200 in captivity.
Two of the cubs are females and one is a male.
They're expected to go on exhibit to the public in four to six weeks- once they've been vaccinated.
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[Olympics-Wind]


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Wind is causing trouble as Sydney Australia prepares for the Olympic Games.
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[VO-NAT 15:17:00]
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This afternoon winds reaching speeds of 40 miles an hour- dislodged overhead power lines- and forced the cancellation of trains in and out of Olympic Park station.
One train clipped the line- passengers on that train had to be evacuated by bus.
The Sydney center also had troubles when scaffolding collapsed- and a dozen boats practicing in the harbor capsized.
Rowing and kayaking training was also put on hold.
Officials admit that if gale-force winds occur after the Games are underway, delays could be inevitable.
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Coming up, the Eagles and Warriors finally get in their game, NASCAR drivers are in Lexington to raise money for a local charity and UVA and TECH prep for this week's gridiron games. First our extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Flushing, NY/USA;]


Venus Williams undefeated streak is now at 24 straight matches.
But she looked sluggish this afternoon and had a tough time in the first two sets against eighth seed Nathalie Tauziat.
Williams lost the second set, her first at the US Open.
The third seed then woke up and went on to beat Tauziat 6-4,1-6, 6-1.
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[S-Football]


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Mother Nature finally allowed Magna Vista and Franklin County to finish the football game they tried to play Friday night.
Lightning canceled the game Friday.
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[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/Magna Vista vs. Franklin Co.;]


The game was called again Monday night with Magna Vista ahead six-nothing in the first quarter.
We pick up last night's action in the third, with Keith Cooper getting the ball, Cooper goes two yards to pick up the score for the Eagles. It's 14-12 Franklin County.
The Warriors with the ball, but Franklin County's Jason Campbell pick pockets Louis Taylor. Campbell takes the goods 70 yards for the touchdown. The two point conversion makes it 20-12 Eagles.
[super=36-Magna Vista/20/Franklin Co./27;]


Still in the third, Jarren Wade takes the hand off from Daniel Bowles. Wade's 25 yard scamper sets up the Eagles next score and Franklin County beats Magna Vista in the rain delayed contest 27-20.
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[S-Tech]


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[WRITER=dal]
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Tomorrow the Hokies will be kicking off at the home of the Pirates.
Mike Stevens tells us East Carolina is one of the most dangerous college football teams in the country.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Saturday;]
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[S-UVA]


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Virginia is getting ready for Richmond's visit on Saturday at 3:30
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Saturday; :00]


The Wahoos racked up 35 points against BYU and lost as a result of a second half collapse.
The Cavaliers are working hard to make sure that doesn't happen this weekend.
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[SUPER=01-Ljubomir Stamenich/UVa Defensive End; :00]
[SUPER=01-Demetrius Dotson/UVa Receiver; :18]
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[OUT Q=.....hurt us"]
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[S-Hoops]


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Girls high school basketball took center stage here in the Roanoke Valley. We start with the Salem/Brookville game.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Bees vs. Spartans; :00]

The Lady bees would have their hands full all night long.
In the second quarter, watch Salem's Michelle Hamilton collect the loose ball, turn and hit the short jumper for two of her 15 points in the first half.
Then, Jessica Heffner finds Raven Stovall near the top of the key, she buries
[SUPER=34-Salem/57/Brookville/21;]

the 'J' and Salem was up 16-2 in the second period.
Brookville's Ashley McDaniel tries to jump start the Lady Bees with this transition hoop but the Lady Spartans take their season home opener 57-21.
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[S-Glenvar]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Cavaliers vs. Highlanders; :00]


Just down the road, Glenvar played host to Lord Botetourt. In the fourth quarter, the Lady Highlanders Allyson Fasnacht breaks the Botetourt press with this lay up for two of her 10 points on the night.
The Lady Cavaliers Amber Graham then gives to Whitney Dix, she snaps the bottom of the net from way outside.
Graham, then takes matters into her own hands, scoring two inside, she had a
[SUPER=34-Lord Botetourt/41/Glenvar/33;]

game high 20 points. That bucket gave Botetourt the 32-31 lead with four minutes to play in the game.
Sarah Frazier kept Glenvar close with this drive and hoop but The Lady Cavaliers improve to 4 and OH with the 41-33 win.
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[S-Mast]


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The Virginia Horse Center in Lexington moved out the horses and brought in the horse power last night for the sixth annual Rick Mast Charity Classic.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]


Several thousand fans showed up to meet some of their racing heroes and help raise money for the Rockbridge Area Free Clinic.
The big attractions tonight were racing icons AJ Foyt and three time Winston Cup Champion Darrell Waltrip.
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[VO-NAT]


To date Mast's event has raised more than a quarter of a million dollars.
Robert Pressley, Ken Schrader, and Stacy Compton also gave of their time for the cause.
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[vo-nat]
The most unusual item up for grabs at the silent auction was one of Dale Earnhardt's autographed driving suits, minimum bid 25-hundred dollars.
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[Dog-Ring]


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We've all heard that old excuse-- "the dog ate my homework."
But how about "the dog ate my ring?"
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[VO-NAT]
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It was a dream-wedding for this Massachusetts couple--except for one thing.
Their dog (Lie-za) Liza ate the bride's ring just hours before the ceremony.
So the groom presented her with an X-ray instead.
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[IN Q=Then mark pointed]
[SUPER=74-Voice of Ellen Meltz/Groom's Mother;]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=but there it is.]
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[VO-NAT]


24-hours after they left for their honeymoon, Liza coughed up the ring.
The grooms parents say they'll get the ring to them soon, as long as the other dogs don't get it first.
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