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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
A man is found dead in a Myrtle Beach hotel room- the man is from this region.
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And wrestling takes to the stage in Roanoke but is this violence hurting children?
And a Virginia Tech game day preview in sports.
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[Talent=Jean]


Don't go away. News-7 is next.

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((BODY SLAM/CHEERING))
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[VO-NAT]

The federal government is slamming the entertainment industry .. Do these moves count??
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Good evening..

[Violence]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A Federal Trade Commision report released this week says exposure to some forms of entertainment like explicit movies, video games and music can cause aggresive attitudes, insensitivity, even violence in our children.
[Double Boxes=Jean & Meredyth/Newsroom]

What about professional sports that can be construed as entertainment? Meredyth Censullo was at the Civic Center tonight for a World Championship Wrestling match-up...
[Live= Meredyth Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Meredyth1]

Jean I spoke with a number of adults tonight who brought small children with them... The majority of them say, it might be tasteless, but it isn't harming their kids...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tony Dye/Wrestling Fan; :20]
[SUPER=07-Johnny Padgett; :33]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Deyerle/Wrestling Fan; :45]
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[OUT Q=it's just entertainment.]
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((WCW ROCKS!!!))
Call it a family affair. Parents with their kids, Uncle's with little nephews... [vo @ 21:05:28] Never mind the threats, body slams
((NAT BODY SLAM/CHEERING))
or scantily clad girls...
[vo of Dye and nephew] Some folks think professional wrestling is child's play...

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((TONY DYE: IT'S A TYPICAL MALE SPORT...IT'S A TYPICAL MALE THIS - AS FAR AS KIDS GROWIN UP, DADS BEING ROUGH WITH THEIR KIDS, WHATNOT, IT'S THAT TYPE ATMOPHERE...)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=atmosphere.]


An atmosphere, some say, that teaches kids a few moves that could end up on the playground. That's why this Dad left his son at home...

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[IN Q=He just gets..]

((HE JUST GETS CRAZY WHEN HE WRESTLES, HE WANTS TO WRESTLE ALL THE TIME - JUST THE MOVES THEY DO COULD HURT HIM.)) [RUNS:08]
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But most people we talked to say it's all in good fun -

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[IN Q=If anything...]

((CHUCK DEYERLE: IF ANYTHING I THINK IT YOU KNOW KIDS GETTING OUT TOGETHER THEY ALL GO OUT THERE AND EMULATE THE MOVES, THEY HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH IT - YOU KNOW I DON'T SEE ANYBODY SACRIFICING ANYONE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD...)) [RUNS:09]
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((I LIKE WRESTLING...IT'S NOT REALLY BAD, IT'S JUST ENTERTAINMENT.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=entertainment.]))
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[Live= Meredyth Full/Newsroom]

The F-T-C report did NOT propose any legislation that would force the entertainment industry to change it's content or the way it market its products.
[Double Boxes=Jean & Meredyth/Newsroom]

But, the topic has entered the political arena... Al Gore says if elected President, he'll demand that the industry clean up their act. George Bush hasn't taken any formal stance on the issue.

[Bird]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=dse]
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A Roanoke man was found dead early this morning in Myrtle Beach.
Now police are treating it as a homicide.
Police say it was housekeepers at the Poindexter hotel who found the body of John Milton Bird early this morning.
The Poindexter is an ocean front resort in Myrtle Beach.
An autopsy will be performed tomorrow morning in Charleston, South Carolina.

[Leonard]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-32 TC46:03]
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The prosecution wrapped up its case today in a Halifax County murder trial.
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[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./February;]


Joseph Eric Leonard is accused of shooting 21 year old William Joseph (Fan-kur) Fancher to death.
The defense is expected to finish tomorrow and the jury will then decide Leonard's fate.
Authorities say the shooting happened after an argument at a party on Chapel Trail last February.
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[Firestone]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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Firestone will pay to replace more tires- The company announced today it will replace another Million and a half tires that federal regulators say could be dangerous.
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[VO-NAT]


But it may be too late to save Firestone from losing its biggest customer. Ford says Firestone tires will no longer be standard equipment on its 2002 Explorers. Instead it will be up to the customer to decide.
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


And today on capitol hill lawmakers continued to look for answers as to why the public wasn't informed about Firestone's problems earlier.
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((FIRESTONE FAILED TO SHARE CRITICAL CLAIMS DATA WITH FORD THAT MIGHT HAVE PROMPTED THE RECALL OF THESE BAD TIRES SOONER.))
[SUPER=01-Jacques Nasser/Ford CEO;]
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[OUT Q=tires sooner.]
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But Firestone officials say Ford never asked until just two months before the recall.
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((JOHN LAMPE/BRIDGESTONE-FIRESTONE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT: WE HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO KNOWLEDGE OF ANY REQUESTS FOR CLAIMS PRIOR TO THAT FROM FORD.))
[SUPER=01-John Lampe/Bridgestone-Firestone ]
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[OUT Q=FROM fORD.]
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[Vo-Nat]
Whether Ford requested them or not -- internal documents show Firestone KNEW they had a problem and it was getting worse.
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[County-Supers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Roanoke County Supervisors have ordered an urgent review of staffing problems in the county's Fire and E-M-S squads.
Board members say that all options, including a controversial proposal to charge for ambulance service, are back on the table.
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Today, board members were briefed on some immediate steps including a mutual aid agreement with the city of Roanoke.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Under that proposal, the city would provide weekday coverage in the Mount Pleasant area, in exchange for help from the county along the route 220 corridor.
But the rising number of calls, and the difficulty of recruiting new volunteers have created serious staffing problems in other areas as well.
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((BOB JOHNSON/HOLLINS SUPERVISOR: SO YES I WOULD SAY EVERYTHING FROM FEE FOR SERVICE TO MORE EMPLOYEES IN THE DEPARTMENT, BUT WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT STAFFING THAT, YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A SIX, EIGHT, TEN MONTH PERIOD. WE CAN'T AFFORD EIGHT MINUTES.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Hollins Supervisor]
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[OUT Q=afford eight minutes.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The supervisors asked Chief Rick Burch and other county officials to come up with a staffing proposal within 30 days.

[Minority-Health]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Danville leads the state in Syphillis cases-- The majority involve African Americans.
Tonight representatives from the state health department addressed the issue and most of all, how minorities can get better access to health care in Southside.
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[SUPER=01-Sherman Saunders/Pittsylvania Co. Community Action; :24]
[SUPER=01-Delilah Mangum/Concerned Danville Resident; :32]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jeff Smith/Danville Health Dept.; 1:02]
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(( The state Office of Minority Health says the lack of access to health care is a challenge facing minorities.

It was also the focus of a town Hall meeting in Danville.
Church members, community action groups, doctors and other concerned residents had plenty to say about the difficulties of obtaining health care.
[SOT 5:37:50]

((SHERMAN SAUNDERS/: TRANSPORTATION IS A BIG PROBLEM IN OUR REGION. PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY IS THE LARGEST COUNTY IN VIRGINIA.)) [RUNS:08]
Cost is also an issue
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((DELILAH MANGUM/DANVILLE RESIDENT: OFTEN TIMES IT MEANS THE DIFFERENCE IN GOING TO THE DOCTOR, BUYING FOOD OR BUYING GAS SO THIS CAN BE A LOT OF PROBLEMS FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE.)) [runs:09]
There is a new program that could answer some of the prayers of both cost and transportation needs.
It's called the HOPE Bus which stands for Healing Oppressed People Everywhere. It's a clinic on wheels created by local church members.
The Hope Bus will have two examining rooms for eye exams, screening, dental care and other medical needs.
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((DR. JEFF SMITH: I THINK THE FAITH BASED ORGANIZATION THE CLERGY ARE REALLY COMMITTED TO EDUCATION THE CONGREGATIONS HAVE A BIG ROLE AND ARE TRUSTED.))
The HOPE Bus will not solve the problems for all minorities without health care but a few volunteers say they can make a difference.
The state health representatives will take all the suggestions from the town hall meeting and present them to the state health commissioner. Surae Chinn News7, Danville.))

[Forestry-Board]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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One group says the state forester and the board that advises him are turning a blind eye to illegal logging-
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[SUPER=03-Madison Co.;]


And, Wytheville-based Virginia Forest Watch is asking two state Forestry Board members to resign -- alleging conflicts of interest with their own logging operations.
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((RUPERT CUTLER/VIRGINIA FOREST WATCH: I COME TO YOU TODAY IN SORROW WITH WHAT I REGARD AS SERIOUSLY DISTURBING INFORMATION WITH RESPECT TO THE CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE FORESTS AND WATERS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))
[sot tape ONE 10:29:25 ]

((STEVE HOFFMAN/VIRGINIA FORESTRY BOARD: I AM A PERSONALITY MUCH LIKE YOURS. I INVENTED BEING RUDE.))
[sot tape ONE 10:29:50 ]

((HOFFMAN: BUT IF I TOOK BOTH YOUR PRESENTATIONS LITERALLY, I SWEAR, THE DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY'S NOT DOING ANYTHING CORRECT. AND I DON'T THINK THAT'S A TRUE STATEMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Rupert Cutler/Virginia Forest Watch; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Hoffman/Virginia Forestry Board; :11]
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Board member Bill Rilee (riley) says he'll resign if the Governor asks.
But he says his logging company has always taken steps to comply, after getting citations from the Forestry Department.
Board member John Root of Blue Ridge Lumber says only that Virginia Forest Watch ought to be ridden out of town on a rail... and says he'll furnish the rail.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Political ads often go negative, but going subliminal may be something new.
We'll explain when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And a Roanoke Condo Complex under construction may hit a brick wall.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((STEVE MASON WITH YOU TONIGHT IN SPORTS AND IT'S TUESDAY NIGHT OUT FOR GIRLS BASKETBALL, HIGHLIGHTS THAT WILL SHOW YOU PLAYS FROM SIX TEAMS, THE FIRST INTERVIEW WITH BOBBY KNIGHT SINCE BEING FIRED, HIS REPLACEMENT, JEFF GORDON'S TEAM IS FINED BIG FOR CHEATING AT RICHMOND, A SPECIAL TEAMS TECH REPORT, AND THE REDSKINS FEEL THEY HAVE A BETTER REED ON THEIR OFFENSE, WE'LL TELL YOU WHY IN SPORTS.))
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[Rat-Ad]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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There is nothing unusual about a political attack ad... but in the latest ad- Democrats smelled a rat.
Peg Rusconi has more.
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[SUPER=201-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate; 09]
[SUPER=201-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate; 21]
[Super=201-Peg Rusconi/Reporting;40]
[SUPER=201-Alex Castellanos/Ad Producer;55]
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[OUT Q=CBS News.]

(( AS THE WORD BUREAUCRATS DISSOLVES ONTO THE SCREEN... THE WORD RATS DOMINATES THE FRAME-- IF ONLY FOR A TENTH OF A SECOND.
Al Gore/(D)Presidential Candidate "I've never seen anything like it. I think it speaks for itself."
THE VICE PRESIDENT WOULDN'T SAY WHETHER HE THINKS THIS IS A MISTAKE OR A SUBLIMINAL SLAM. GOVERNOR BUSH HAD THIS TO SAY. George W. BUsh/(R)Presidential Candidate "I am convinced this is not intentional." Henry Sheinkopf/Democratic Consultant "If it's intentional it's stupid. It looks childish." "The person injured is Bush. The press corps has a story that can run for days."
(further in)"It takes away from his ability to talk about policy which he needs to do to beat Al Gore."


IN FACT BUSH WENT TO FLORIDA TO TALK ABOUT HEALTH CARE AND TAX RELIEF, AND WAS ASKED ABOUT ALMOST NOTHING ELSE BESIDES THE ADD. One frame out of 900 seems hardly a conspiracy to me, but to put people's minds at ease, I will say loud and clear, this kind of practice is not accepted." THE MAN WHO CREATED THE AD SAYS THIS. Alex Castellanos who "There was nothing intentional......I don't have a secret decoder ready to put "rats on the screen...why would I do that ..it wouldn't make sense." WHATEVER THE INTENT, THE AD'S BEEN SCUTTLED. THE BUSH CAMP SAYS IT'S A SCHEDULED MOVE THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CONTROVERSY. IN NY Peg Rusconi, FOR CBS NEWS.))

[Death-Penalty]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Minorities are more likely to get sentenced to death in the federal system.
That's according to a new Justice Department report-
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[vo-nat]
[Super=04-File Tape;]


The survey of the federal system from 1988 until now- shows hispanics, blacks and other minorities make up more victims and defendants in cases than whites.
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[SOT 20:05:03]
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((ERIC HOLDER/DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL: THE REPORT SERVES AS A CATALYST NOT ONLY FOR AN INFORMED AND CONSTRUCTIVE DIALOGUE BUT ALSO FOR THE CREATION OF A SYSTEM WHERE EVERY AMERICAN CAN HAVE ABSOLUTE CONFIDENCE THAT OUR FEDERAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IS COMPLETELY COLORBLIND. WE PLEDGE TO YOU TODAY TO BEGIN TO MAKE THIS GOAL A REALITY.))
[SUPER=01-Eric Holder/Deputy Attorney General; ]
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[OUT Q=GOAL A REALITY.]
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[vo-nat]
While the survey dates back to 1988- there hasn't been a federal execution in the last 37 years.
Janet Reno says the disparity is also seen in state criminal justice systems as well.
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[Cherry-Hill]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-40 TC05:00]
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Some members of Roanoke City's zoning board say one decision about the Cherry Hill Condo project was a BIG mistake, but they didn't take any action on the issue.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


More than eight months ago, the board approved construction of this five million dollar project.
When developers ran into trouble with rock and tree removal, the zoning administrator, NOT the board, approved a 90 degree rotation in construction.
Some board members say that decision was a big mistake.
A work stoppage order was issued, but developers continued construction while the decision was appealed.
They say there was too much at stake to stop.
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[IN Q=Contractors were committed]

((BILL TERRY/DEVELOPER'S ATTORNEY: CONTRACTORS WERE COMMITTED, MATERIALS HAD BEEN PURCHASED, SUBCONTRACTORS WERE ON THE JOB. A MAJOR CONCERN OF THE DEVELOPER WERE THE MANY GOOD PEOPLE WHO WERE ALREADY COMMITTED.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Terry/Developer's Attorney]
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[OUT Q=were already committed.]
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The Board could not take a vote to continue construction or to stop it because all the members were not present.

Another meeting will be held on October third.
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[Radford-Police]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-30 TC1:26:12]
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New Radford police officers are being asked to put in three years of service... or repay the city up to 36-thousand dollars in training costs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


That's the department's answer to high turnover.
It's lost more than 40 percent of its officers in the last three years.
Many go to area police and sheriff's departments that pay more ... after Radford invests 36-thousand dollars to train them.
City Council estimates that the turnover has cost the city half a million dollars.
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[IN Q=I just think it's]

((GUY GENTRY/RADFORD CITY COUNCILMAN: I JUST THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA FOR THE POLICE OFFICER TO KNOW THE COMMUNITY AND THE CITIZENS TO KNOW THEM ... OVER AND ABOVE THE COST, THAT'S A GOOD REASON TO SLOW THE TURNOVER.))
[SUPER=01-Guy Gentry/Radford City Councilman;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=slow the turnover.]
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[VO-NAT]


Radford's City Council has appointed a blue ribbon panel to study the high turnover rate and how salaries compare to others in the area.
The study should be completed in November.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Lynchburg students and parents are finding out that a little work can turn into big bucks for education.
We'll explain how when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And while tropical weather winds up in the Atlantic, a typhoon wreaks havoc in Japan.
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[School-Donations]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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28- thousand dollars.. it's an amount math students at any grade level can appreciate.. and it's all going towards Lynchburg's public schools.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


That's how much profit the PTA- PTO Thrift Shop turned in its first year of existence.
The store takes in and sells donated clothes and household goods.. parents and teachers from each of the city's 18 public schools volunteer their time at the shop.
How many hours they put determined how much their school got back.. and today those checks ranged from 800 to nearly four thousand dollars.
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[Japan-wx]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=]
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Violent weather hit Japan today causing major floods and leaving several dead.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Okinawa, Japan]


A typhoon with winds up to 89 miles an hour hit Okinawa this evening.
In central Japan, torrential rains caused riverbanks and dykes to burst, flooding thousands of homes.
Rescue workers used rowboats to pick up stranded residents after the record rainfall caused severe flooding and mudslides.
Police reported 12 people dead with several others injured.
Landslides demolished some homes and flooded more than 12-thousand others.
More violent weather is expected as the typhoon moves south.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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Highlights from three girls high school basketball games, Bobby Knight responds to his firing while Indiana hired a new coach and Jeff Gordon and the 24 team are hit with a huge fine,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Philadephia, PA;]

But first, our extra point. 15 year NBA veteran Chris Mullin has been waived by the Indiana Pacers after three seasons. Mullin playing time was cut drastically last season. During his three seasons with the Pacers, Mullin averaged about 9 and a half points a game.
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[S-Blacksburg]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=dal]
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[GRAPHIC=hometown hoops]


Our basketball series, "Hometown Hoops Weekly" tips off next week.
Leading off this morning--a girls high school basketball triple-header in Christiansburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Auburn vs Blacksburg;]


Auburn took on Blacksburg in the opener. Rebecca Mills sinks the bucket and draws the foul. Mills led the Indians with 14.
Auburn's Laura Kegley tries to keep the Lady Eagles close. Kegley pulls up at the top of the key and drains the three.
[super=33-Auburn/42/Blacksburg/54;]


Joselyn Travis takes the feed and drives to the hoop for the score and Blacksburg gets the 54-42 win over Auburn.
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[S-Floyd]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=dal]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Floyd Co. vs Christiansburg;]


The Lady Blue Demons hosted the tournament. And Floyd County forgot its manners by posting a win.
The Lady Buffaloes pass around the horn. Adia Mannon pulls up for the long "J" and it's good for two.
Then Christiansburg goes on a run, Shannon Pharis makes the drive count for two for the Demons.
[super=33-Floyd Co./73/Christiansburg/48;]


Mannon had 13 on the night for Floyd and the Lady Buffaloes beat Christiansburg 73 to 48.
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[S-Carroll]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=dal]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Radford vs. Carroll Co.;]


Radford and Carroll County made up the night cap. Cavalier coach Howard Mayo picks up his 100th victory.
Carroll county's Erin Gibson helps the Cavaliers jump out to a 6-nothing lead with dominating play inside.
Radford uses its inside game to get on the board and battle back, Ashley Franklin gets open underneath to get the points.
[super=33-Radford/31/Carroll Co./36;]


Gibson shows she can hit the outside shot as well as go underneath and Carroll County holds on to beat Radford 36 to 31.
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[S-Knight]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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Recently fired Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight gave his first televised interview last night.
He responded to the university president's allegations that Knight violated his zero tolerance policy on a few occasions, including the alleged grabbing of the IU students arm that ultimately led to his dismissal.
The coach said how could he of violated the zero tolerance policy when guidelines were unclear.
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[IN Q=:i have no]
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[VO-NAT]


The next question is what's next for Bobby Knight. He says he wants to do what he loves.
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[IN Q="if]
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[S-Hoosiers]


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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng]
[SUPER=03-Bloomington, IN; :00]


Mike Davis was named the interim head coach today. He's been an asisstant for the Hoosiers since 1997. He met the media today with Indiana players behind him.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="this is]
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[S-Gordon]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-76]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR]
NASCAR fined Robbie Loomis, the crew chief of the #24 DuPont Chevrolet car, 25 thousand dollars yesterday after ru

nning an illegal intake manifold during the Monte Carlo 400 over the weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/ESPN; :00]


Jeff Gordon will retain his status as race winner at Richmond and keep the 130 thousand dollar purse, but will suffer the loss of 100 driver points. He's still 10th in the standings.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-75]
[GRAPHIC=BIG EAST]


A sold out Lane Stadium is the site for this Saturday's Big East opener between Virginia Tech and Rutgers. Mike Stevens says this game should showcase a Tech team becoming more and more "special" each week.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Greenville, NC/Last Thursday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lamar Cobb/Va. Tech Defensive End; :12]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :25]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :36]
[SUPER=@mike1; :45]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-Emory]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-70 tc 1:26:11]
[GRAPHIC=emory and henry]


Emory & Henry's quarterback postion seems to have a bright future with former Friday Football Extra Players of the Week Shannon Johnson of Alleghany and Andy Mullins of Salem under center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum;]


Shannon is the starting quarterback for the Wasps. He helped Emory and Henry to a 10-to-nothing win over Ferrum Saturday with this 85 yard touchdown pass.
[super=03-Low Moor/October 1998;]


He says he's adjusting to the college game, gone are the days when he could just tuck it and run.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I have to sit]
[SUPER=01-Shannon Johnson/Emory & Henry QB;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=picking up the reads]
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[VO-NAT]
[super=03-Salem/October 1999;]


Andy Mullins was a three year starter for Salem and helped the Spartans to back to back State Championships in '98 and '99.
This season he's biding his time.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm just]
[SUPER=01-Andy Mullins/Salem '99;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=work on my game]
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[S-Reed]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-77]
[GRAPHIC=Redskins]


With Michael Westbrook out for the season, the Redskins signed 36-year-old wideout Andre Reed yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]


Reed, who has the second-most catches in NFL history, had a stellar career with Buffalo, was then signed by the Broncos, but asked to be released at the beginning of the season.
Playing again with former teammate Bruce Smith helped.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Norv]

((ANDRE REED/SIGNS WITH REDSKINS:))
[SUPER=01-Andre Reed/Signs with Redskins; :00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=.....gonna be here"]

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