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A biology book is making news -
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Lynchburg's school board says one picture in the book is too graphic-
A water main bursts in Roanoke tonight-
And we usually don't talk about snow at this time of year- but find out why people are flocking to Roanoke to talk about it.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


A biology textbook is creating controversy - Is it too graphic to be used in high school?
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[Biology-Book]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Lynchburg School Board has decided a drawing of a woman's genitals is too graphic for high school juniors and seniors.
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So this picture will be ripped out or covered in the new advanced biology textbook. 200 copies have already been ordered for juniors and seniors.
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[SOT 12:05:45]
[IN Q=Various members]

((TRACEY SHAW/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: VARIOUS MEMBERS OF THE BOARD RECEIVED COMMENTS FROM A NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY EXPRESSING CONCERN OVER THE EXPLICIT NATURE OF THAT DIAGRAM.))
[SUPER=01-Tracey Shaw/School Board Chairman;]
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[OUT Q=of that diagram]
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[VO-NAT]

There are clinical diagrams of both men and women, but this is the only picture in the book that labels a woman's external sexual organs. Harry Smith voted AGAINST removing the picture because he says, kids are missing out.
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[SOT 13:28:30]
[IN Q=Not hurt]

((HARRY SMITH/SCHOOL BOARD: NOT HURT, PERHAPS DEPRIVED OF SOME KNOWLEDGE THAT I THIHNK ALL GROWING KIDS NEED TO HAVE.))

[SUPER=01-Harry Smith/School Board Member;]
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[OUT Q=need to have]
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[VO-NAT]

The superintendent has not yet decided whether to tear out the page or cover it up.
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[M'Ville-Fire]


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A fatal fire tonight in Martinsville...
Firefighters were called to a home on Banner Street in the East side of the city around eight o-clock.
There they found a home fully involved.
Fire Chief Jerry Brock says it took about 15 minutes to bring the blaze under control.
That's when they found a body inside the building.
Officials haven't identified the victim yet.
State Police will begin an investigation tomorrow.

[Water-Main]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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About 20 homes in Roanoke are without water tonight because of a water main break.
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It happened just before five this afternoon on Cove Road near Guildhall Avenue. Officials say they aren't sure what caused the twelve-inch line to burst. Traffic was rerouted around the area all evening as crews worked to repair the main. Houses along three blocks in the area are affected, but the utility company says water service should be restored to the homes by 12:30.
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[Snow-Removal]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[**NOTE ANCHOR TAG**] Thousands are drifting into Roanoke this week for an international conference on SNOW. Virginia might not be known for it's winter weather - but that's not stopping the Virginia Department of Transportation from learning a few things about removing the white stuff. Meredyth Censullo reports..
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[SUPER=01-Chip Nottingham/Commissioner of Transportation; 1:08]
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(([pan of penguin @ 12:10:47] This little guy is the only one up to his ankles in snow around here ..
[NATS - CHAINS@12:12:22]
But that doesn't mean folks aren't already preparing for old man winter to drop in.

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[IN Q=In the summer...]

((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT: IN THE SUMMER WE ORDER OUR CHEMICALS AND MAKE SURE OUR SHEDS ARE FULL OF SALT AND FULL OF ABRASIVE MATERIALS, AND WE LET OUR DRIVERS DO SOME DRY RUNS ON THE ROUTES THEY'LL BE RUNNING THIS WINTER.))
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V-Dot is getting other ideas on how to be more efficient with falling flakes from 13 other countries. They're hosting this year's International Symposium on Snow Removal and Ice control technology. A long term - for a bunch of snowplows. Not just any plows, though.
[NATS@12:19:36 - 12:19:38] ((IT'S ALL TOUCH CONTROL...)) [RUNS02]

This prototype developed in Minnesota lets it's driver function in white out conditions - thanks to a series of global

positioning systems that map out the road in front, beside, and behind the truck down to a centimeter. That technology won't be on OUR roads this winter - but Virginia already has high-tech equipment on standby ..

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((CHIP NOTTINGHAM/COMMISSIONER OF TRANSPORTATION: WE'RE ALREADY USING GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEMS AROUND THE STATE WHICH ALLOW US TO KEEP TRACK OF SNOWPLOWS AND TRUCKS SO WHEN CITIZENS CALL AND SAY, "HEY, WHEN ARE YOU GONNA GET TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD?" WE CAN TELL THEM THAT.))
[OUT Q=tell them that.]

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So, months before Mother Nature unleashes her fury, the trucks are poised to hit the roads - and VDOT continues to research ways they can make your commute easier. Even if THIS is the only snow around here. Meredyth Censullo, News7, Roanoke.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The conference is also giving VDOT the chance to show off Virginia's "Smart Road."

[MP3]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A judge says he's sending a message to the Internet Music industry- this time it's MP-3.
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A federal judge today threw the book at the Internet site- ordering it to pay up to 250 million dollars to Universal music Group.
The judge says MP-3 willfully violated the copyrights of record companies.
Millions use the site to listen to, store and copy music off the internet.
The judge says he could have awarded a much larger amount, but decided to give M-P-3 break- because it has acted more responsibly than other internet companies.
MP-3 says it will appeal.
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[Kursk]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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U-S Navy experts now believe they know what caused the Russian Submarine Kursk to sink.
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U-S officials believe the explosion was probably caused by an experimental weapon the Russians were testing.
The Navy says first there was a small explosion caused by some kind of liquid fuel Navy analysts believe was being used to propel the experimental weapon.
That explosion -was followed by an explosion 40 to 50 times bigger than the original blast, the equivalent of up to 5 tons of T-N-T.
It was so powerful it registered on the richter scale used to measure earthquakes.
The U-S is sending Russia the data picked up by U-S subs.
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[Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tte]
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We may never know if the plane that crashed in Lexington last week was carrying drugs.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington/Last Week;]
[TAPE#=00-37 TC20:43]

State Police say the substance found in the wreckage was so badly contaminated with dirt and oil, that a drug test could not identify it. Investigators say the substance filled about an inch of a large plastic bag. Meantime the medical examiner is waiting for test results showing whether the victims had consumed drugs or alcohol before they crashed.
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[Rubatex]


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More unfair labor practice charges concerning Rubatex.... but this time it's the company charging the Union.
Rubatex Corporation filed 14 unfair labor practice charges against its union.
Jennifer Miele tells us why the National Labor Relations board may look into the charges.
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((JOHNNIE DODD/UNION REPRESENTATIVE: WE ALWAYS PUT OUT THE TRUTH TO OUR MEMBERSHIP, WHAT'S GOING ON, AND WE HAVE NO REASON TO LIE TO OUR MEMBERSHIP OR THE COMMUNITY.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=or the community.]

[PRE-PRO]
Knowingly making false statements to bargaining unit members is one of 14 allegations that Rubatex has made against local 240.
The company also says the union continued to encourage the harassment of replacement workers...
Falsely disparaged company products at trade shows...
Canceled bargaining meetings without explanation and refused to discuss future dates...
And condoned illegal picket line activity... [END-PRE-PRO]
During their nine months on the line, union members fought to end mandatory overtime and increase retiree benefits. In September they went back to work under terms of their old contract.
They say it was an effort to save the company, and they won't let the company forget that they are working without a contract.
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((JOHNNIE DODD/UNION REPRESENTATIVE: WE'RE NOT OUT HERE VIOLATING THE LAW, WE'RE NOT OUT HERE HARASSING PEOPLE. NOW THE COMPANY MAY NOT LIKE, AND I KNOW THEY DON'T LIKE WHAT WE'RE DOING. BUT THEY'VE GOT AN EASY WAY OUT. AND THE EASY WAY OUT IS TO GIVE US A CONTRACT.)) [STANDUP]
The U-S-W-A is not planning to issue a response to the allegations, but the local Union says it will continue to fight for a new contract.
Jennifer Miele, News 7.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Firestone executives are grilled by Congress.
That's next on News 7.
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And police need your help catching this armed robber.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((HEY JEAN TONIGHT WE HEAD TO THE COURTS FOR HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE US OPEN AND IN VOLLEYBALL A MATCH UP BETWEEN ROANOKE COLLEGE AND FERRUM. ATLANTA BRAVES THE DIAMONDBACKS IN THE MAJORS AND A COUPLE OF LOCAL ATHLETES ARE ON THE MEND AND READY TO MAKE THEIR MARK IN THE NFL AND ON THE TRACK. JUST SOME OF WHAT'S COMING UP IN SPORTS.))

[Firestone]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Firestone was under fire today on Capitol Hill-
The Question of the day: Why did Ford and Firestone take so long to take action?
Lee Cowan has more.
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[SUPER=01-Helen Petrauska/Ford Spokeswoman; :48 QUICK!!!!]
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(( It was a day of contrition on Capitol Hill -- as Firestone and Ford took the hot seat before BOTH houses of Congress. MASATOSHI ONO, CEO BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE: "I come before you to apologize..."
It did little to quell the anger from legislators who say both companies knew of a potential problem with millions of Firestone tires long before evidence suggested they were linked to nearly 90 deaths and hundreds of injuries.
They point to a series of Ford memos which show the auto giant knew about tread separations problems at LEAST THREE years ago -- first in the Middle East -- then in Thailand/Malaysia, and finally in Venuzuela.
Potential dangers Ford kept to itself. HELEN PETRAUSKA, FORD SPOKESWOMAN Did someone at Ford notify NHTSA regarding this problem that they had? A: we did not.. Q: yes or no? No!"
But Ford says it DID do everything in its power to find out what that problem was -- even brining tires from overseas to test in this country.
But Ford says when it approached Firestone about the potential problem, Firestone blamed consumers, not the tires themselves. JACQUES NASSER, CEO FORD:
But it wasn't just Ford and Firestone that fell under the hammer of blame -- Government regulators were criticized too -- for not acting fast enough to prevent a disaster.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration admitted it HAD received consumer complaints about the tires, but said it wasn't enough to launch in independent investigation.))

[Corporal-Punishment]


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Count Virginia's Attorney General among the opposition to the state's proposed new foster care regulations.
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The new regulations would allow foster parents to hit children and use other forms of physical discipline, as long as they are "not abusive."
Mark Earley says he doesn't oppose that wording from a legal standpoint.
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But as a former foster parent himself, he thinks it's a bad idea.
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((MARK EARLEY/VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL: BECAUSE A LOT OF THESE CHILDREN ARE COMING FROM ABUSED ENVIRONMENTS TO BEGIN WITH. AND AS A FOSTER PARENT, YOU HAVE VERY LITTLE INFORMATION SOMETIMES ABOUT WHAT THEIR BACKGROUND IS, BECAUSE IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO KNOW. AND SO I THINK WITH THESE KIDS, IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO ERR ON THE SIDE OF WORKING WITH THEM WITHOUT CORPORAL PUNISHMENT BECAUSE OF WHAT A LOT OF THEM HAVE BEEN THROUGH. THEY NEED A LOT OF LOVE, AND A LOT OF NURTURE, AND A LOT OF CARE -- A LOT OF POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT.))
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[OUT Q=positive reinforcement.]
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[VO-NAT]


The spanking rules were suspended after intense public criticism.
The state social services board is taking public comment until September 13th.
The board is expected to vote on them again in October.
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[Bedford-Fire]


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Investigators spent the day looking for the cause of a house fire that's left a Bedford County man seriously injured.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


43- year old Anthony David Dooley suffered third degree burns when his Montvale home caught fire shortly before midnight. Another man 30-year old Davis Welch was not injured.
The two told investigators they heard an explosion just before seeing flames.
But authorities say, so far, they've only found evidence of an intense fire.
This afternoon-- investigators returned to the house with a search warrant after they found what appeared to be an M-16 rifle in the debris.
They say Dooley does NOT have a federal firearms license.
Investigators still don't know the cause of the blaze.
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[Motel-Robberies]


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Roanoke police are investigating a rash of robberies at local motels. Today they released a surveillance video they hope will lead them to a suspect in the latest one
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[VO-NAT]


Police say the man walked into the Extended Stay America on Ferndale Drive around 10 Saturday night. The clerk had left the front desk to use the restroom. The gunman bound the woman with duct tape, before stealing the cash drawer and a safe deposit box.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Investigators do not believe the same person is responsible for all of the incidents. Police say if you have information on the latest robbery call the Crimeline.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Blacksburg's internet connections are getting noticed in the Nation's capitol.
That's next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And Princess Diana's bodyguard puts himself back in harm's way.
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[Cuomo]


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Blacksburg's love of the Internet inspired a top Clinton cabinet member to take a first-hand look today.
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During a visit, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Andrew Cuomo said Blacksburg is at the forefront of Internet technology.
He came to learn how the town of 36-thousand became the most wired community in the nation.
Cuomo says he wants to use Blacksburg as a national model for getting other communities, including poor and rural areas, online.
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[IN Q=We know we're]

((ANDREW CUOMO/HUD SECRETARY: WE KNOW WE'RE NOW MOVING TO THIS HIGH-SPEED INTERNET ECONOMY. GOOD. NOW, WHAT DOES IT MEAN, HOW DO WE DO IT, HOW DO WE DO IT WELL? AND BLACKSBURG IS A GREAT MODEL OF THAT.))
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[OUT Q=great model of that.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Blacksburg Electronic Village started in 1991 as a joint effort between Virginia Tech and the town government.
It made the Internet available to all citizens.
The town estimates that last year, 87-percent of them used the Internet regularly.
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[Rees-Jones]


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Princess Diana's former bodyguard has a new job- as a United Nations security official.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Suai, East Timor]


Trevor Rees-Jones joined U-N peacekeeping operations in East Timor last month.
Rees-Jones is now a civilian security official protecting villagers and aid workers.
But Jones isn't talking about his new job. Today he refused questions from journalists while he coordinated security around a Roman Catholic Church.
Hundreds of locals had gathered to observe the year anniversary of a bloody massacre there.
Rees Jones was the lone survivor of the car crash that killed Princess Diana, her boyfriend and the car's driver.


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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Extra Point]
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Tonight volleyball from Roanoke College, highlights from the majors, ECU talks about Michael Vick, plus Anthony Poindexter and Stacy Compton are healthy and back in action an update coming up.
Pete Sampras and Richard Krajicek are tied at one set a piece in the US Open.
In our extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Flushing, NY/USA;]


Lindsay Davenport has foiled tennis fans' dreams of a Williams-Williams finals in the U.S. Open.
Defending Champion Serena Williams lost tonight to Davenport in straight sets 6-4, 6-2.
Davenport earns her 10th Grand Slam Semifinal.
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[S-Volleyball]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
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We open up this morning with the Panthers and Maroons on the volleyball court.
Roanoke College was looking to extend its winning streak against Ferrum to five matches last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Roanoke College vs. Ferrum;]


The Panthers, oh and one so far this season were looking for their first win.
It looked as if Ferrum College was on its way to victory as it took the first game 15-to-12.
The Maroons wouldn't make it easy though. Roanoke evened up the match by taking the second game 15-to-12. Altavista native, Melissa Slusher had 16 kills for the Maroons.
Former William Byrd star Holly Holland had 35 assists for Roanoke and the battle at the Bast Center ends with the Maroons beating Ferrum College three games to one.
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[S-Majors]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-64 tc 1:50:59]
[GRAPHIC=mlb]


On the major league diamond last night, the Braves were looking to gain some ground on the Mets in the National League East. New York lost to Cincinnati yesterday afternoon 11 to eight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Fox Sports;]


A win over Atlanta would do Arizona some good in the wild card race.
In the first Greg Colbrunn steps up to the plate with two outs and Tony Womack at second. The double to deep right center scores Womack and the Diamondbacks are up one-nothing.
[super=35-Arizona/1/Atlanta/7;]


The Braves tie the game in the fourth then get two more runs in the sixth and go on to beat Arizona 7-to-1.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-65 tc 1:57:30]
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The White Sox keep a commanding lead in the American League Central with a 13-to-one win over the Texas Rangers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Fox Sports;]


Frank Thomas starts the scoring off for the Sox with a homer to left. Jose Valentin scores. The first two runs of seven for Chicago in the first.
Magglio Ordonez up next, finds his spot over the left field wall, each man gets up to bat for the White Sox in the first and the inning ends seven-nothing Chicago.
[super=35-Texas/13/White Sox/1;]


Greg Norton powers a three run shot to right center and the White Sox beat up on the Rangers 13- to-one.
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[S-ECU]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-73 12600TC]
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Virginia Tech are preparing for tonight's game with East Carolina.
The Hokies will so a walk through at Noon at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, in Greenville, North Carolina.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


The folks at ECU have been pointing to this game ever since it was announced, and Michael Vick's arrival in town has the whole team buzzing.
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[IN Q=MICHAEL...]
[SUPER=01-Steve Logan/ECU Head Coach; :04]
[SUPER=01-Mbayo Ahmadu/ECU Nose Guard; :19]
[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/Was Recruited by ECU; :27]
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[S-Dex]


[ANCHOR=DENISE]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-71 1:21:02]
[GRAPHIC=Anthony Poindexter]


Former Jefferson Forest and UVa star safety Anthony Poindexter is healthy.
Sunday he'll get his chance in the NFL as a member of the Baltimore Ravens.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD; :00]


At this time, Anthony is the second string strong safety.
Dex got his first taste of live NFL action in the Ravens opening preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles.


He's completely healthy after his 1998 knee injury, in which he tore three of the four ligaments in his left knee.

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[SUPER=01-Anthony Poindexter/Baltimore Ravens Safety; :00]

((ANTHONY POINDEXTER/BALTIMORE RAVENS SAFETY:))
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=....my mind totally"]
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[VO-NAT]


Dex has had a solid start to his pro career. He was in on several tackles against the Eagles and even made an interception and fans can rest assured the old, hard hitting Poindexter is back.
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[IN Q="even]
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[OUT Q=....off any other players"]
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[GO TO PINNACLE FOR NFL] And you catch Poindexter and the Ravens in action this Sunday at one right here on Your Hometown Station as Baltimore shoots for its second straight shutout as the team battles the Jaguars.
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[S-Compton]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-72 12323TC]
[GRAPHIC=richmond raceway]


The Winston Cup Circuit is at the Richmond International Raceway with qualifying on Friday and start of the Chevy Monte Carlo on Saturday night.
[GRAPHIC=STACY COMPTON]


Stacy Compton is on the mend after breaking his collarbone several weeks ago.
He hopes to be back and safe in the saddle when as he returns to one of his favorite tracks.
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[IN Q="IT'S ALMOST WELL...]
[SUPER=01-Stacy Compton/Melling Ford Driver; :00]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=...me a lot."]
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[SUPER=04-2000 Season; ]

Stacy finished 22nd at Richmond in the spring, but after a fairly solid start of the season, he says his rookie campaign hasn't been what he's hoped.
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[IN Q="The year...]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=....TO GET BETTER."]
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