[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

It's not an outbreak, much less an epidemic. On NEWS 7 tonight we'll hear what health officials ARE saying about
two cases of Legionnaires disease in the same neighborhood.
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[VO-NAT]


And we'll hear from an exotic dancer accused of pummeling another dancer with her high-heeled shoe.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Head]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, We'll check in with our Friday evening college reports of games in the area tomorrow afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]


And practice was delayed for the Winston Cup cars at New Hampshire qualifying has been postponed until tomorrow morning at 11.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


A mid September cool blast is happening right now in your hometown forecast. And the tropics are very busy indeed tonight. Details next!

[Legionnaies]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-29 TC1:31:47]
[GRAPHIC=Legionnaires Disease]


State Health Officials are trying to determine if the two cases of Legionnaires disease in Covington were contracted from the same source.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Joy/Newsroom]


Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has been following the story.
[Live=Joy/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Joy1]


Keith, within a weeks time a Covington man and woman were reported to have legionnaires' disease.
They both live in the same neighborhood.
But health officials say that's still no guarantee that they contracted if from the same source.
The preliminary investigation has not run up any red flags.
[SOT]
[IN Q=We have]
[SUPER=01-Lee Wonson/Nursing Supervisor; :03]
[RUNS=:45]
[OUT Q=were diagnosed.]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT49:31]
[IN Q=We have lots of questions]

((LEE WONSON/NURSING SUPERVISOR: WE HAVE LOTS OF QUESTION TO ASK, THEY ARE GOING TO LOOK FOR A COMMON SOURCE, AND IT MAY NOT EVEN BE A COMMON SOURCE, REMEMBER THE GERM IS AROUND US ALL THE TIME)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=all the time]


The legionella bacteria is spread through water vapor in the air. You have to inhale it. [PRE-PRO]
For example: from humidifiers, air-conditioning units that contain water, fountains, spas, hot tubs, recently it was even found in potting soil.
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Nursing Supervisor Lee Wonson says once you're exposed, it's just a matter of if your immune system can fight it off.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT48:44]
[IN Q=Very often cases of ]

((LEE WONSON: VERY OFTEN CASES OF LEGIONNAIRES DO NOT EVEN GET DIAGNOSED BECAUSE PEOPLE DON'T HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS ARE THEIR SYMPTOMS ARE VERY MILD, NOW WE JUST HAPPEN TO HAVE SOME PEOPLE THAT GO ILL AND WERE DIAGNOSED)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=were diagnosed]))
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[Live=Joy/Newsroom]


For those who contract the disease flu-like symptoms appear within 2 to 10 days after exposure, and within a day or so the person starts getting chills and high fever, that's usually above 102. It can lead to pneumonia.
Fatality rates have been as high as 39 percent and it's generally even higher for those with weakened immune systems.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Joy/Newsroom]


Keith,
Right now health officials say this is not an outbreak, there is no need to panic.
Last year there were 41 cases reported in Virginia.

[pipeline-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-27 TC1:14:43]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Nearly 30 demonstrators picketed Roanoke Gas Company this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Residents from Montgomery County to Roanoke are asking local gas companies to build a new 55-mile pipeline along side an existing one, instead of cutting an entirely new route.
The owner of the existing pipeline, says it is willing to share the current easement.
The protestors say Virginia Gas should not have gotten permission to clear-cut a new easement without landowner consent.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The concept itself]

((CHRIS CAVENESS/PIPELINE OPPONENT: THE CONCEPT ITSELF IS A BAD IDEA. GIVING THE GAS COMPANY ROOM TO COME ACROSS POOR MOUNTAIN, WHEN THERE IS AN EXISTING CORRIDOR ALREADY OUT THERE THAT THE PIPELINE COULD BE PLACED IN AS PLANNED.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Caveness/Pipeline Opponent]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=could be placed in as planned.]
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[VO-NAT]


Virginia Gas and Roanoke Gas would use the pipeline to bring more natural gas to the Roanoke area.
Roanoke Gas says a new easement is the way to go.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We think it]

((JOHN WILLIAMSON/ROANOKE GAS: WE THINK IT MEETS OUR SHORT-TERM NEEDS, AND ALSO MEETS THE FUTURE EXPANSION NEEDS THAT WE THINK THIS REGION, OUR CUSTOMERS, AND THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE JURISDICTION HERE OVER THE LONG TERM.))
[SUPER=01-John Williamson/Roanoke Gas Company]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=the long term.]
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[VO-NAT]


Demonstrators say they are prepared to take legal action if the new pipeline is not built next to the existing one.
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[Bird]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Myrtle Beach Police have located three people they wanted to question about the murder of a Roanoke man.
And a police spokesman says the three have now been eliminated as suspects.
50- year- old John Milton Bird was found stabbed to death in a Myrtle Beach hotel room on Tuesday morning.
Police say they have strong leads and remain confident they will make an arrest.

[Olivarri]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-26 TC1:44:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


She shot her husband then dumped his body along a roadside. Now an Appomattox woman is going to prison.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox/File Tape]


A judge today sentenced 30- year- old Sandra Olivarri to a total of 44 years in prison for the murder of her husband.
Nick Olivarri was shot several times in the head, following an argument in the couple's home near Concord in September, 1998.
His wife and another MAN then dumped Olivarri's body in Campbell County where it went undiscovered for several days.
Sandra Olivarri pled guilty to second degree murder in March.
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[Akers]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-32 TC48:43]
[GRAPHIC=VA Supreme Court]


The State Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a man who murdered an acquaintance in Franklin County then threatened to kill both the judge and the Commonwealth's Attorney.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./November 1999;]
[TAPE#=99-43 43:42]


The Justices also upheld the death penalty for Thomas Akers who refused to let attorneys defend him because he said he wanted to die.
Akers robbed and beat to death 24-year-old Wesley Smith a year and a half ago.
The Supreme Court said Akers has a vile and depraved mind and deserves to die.
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[Foutz-Lawsuit]


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


Former Vinton Police Chief Ricky Foutz will be allowed to pursue his case against the town of Vinton.
Judge James Turk denied the town's motion to dismiss Foutz's lawsuit.
The court ruled Foutz has sufficient information to justify his claim at this stage in the proceedings.

[Exotic-dancer]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-41 TC01:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It was a "silly, stupid, territorial fight between two women at a dance club."
That's how a prosecutor explained to the judge why one exotic dancer attacked another with a high-heeled platform shoe.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :14]
[SUPER=01-Thomeka Childress/"X T C"; :22]
[SUPER=01-Chastity Frye/Alleged Victim; :45]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=it's over with, point blank. Ha ha]

((((SHE JUST STARTED HITTING ME WITH IT.)) [RUNS02]
Chastity Frye had worked at the club about five years ago and had come back for an audition in July.
As she and X-T-C stood in the dressing room at Juicie's Exotic Cabaret, wearing only G-strings and heels, Chastity says X-T-C warned her not to steal her clothes.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It wasn't being]

((IT WASN'T BEING TERRITORIAL. JUST ASK ME. DON'T TOUCH MY STUFF. THAT'S ALL I WANTED. DON'T TOUCH MY STUFF.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=touch my stuff. (second time)]


It was enough to set the two swinging at each other. Chastity insists she did not actually touch X-T-C- -at first, though two other dancers, Cherokee and Sapphire, testified Chastity smooshed X-T-C's face.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:29:30]
[IN Q=When I put]

((WHEN I PUT MY HAND UP IN HER FACE IS WHEN SHE STARTED HITTING ME WITH A SHOE. I FELL TO THE GROUND. I STARTED HOLDING MY HANDS OVER MY HEAD LIKE THAT, BECAUSE SHE WAS HITTING ME IN THE HEAD. THEN SHE HIT ME IN THE ARMS, FOREARMS, AND BACK AND EVERYWHERE ELSE.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=and everywhere else.]


We weren't allowed to videotape the testimony of Cherokee and Sapphire. They said "X-T-C" kept her shoes on the whole time.
By all accounts it was a bloody fight. Chastity had to have stitches.
Judge Julian Raney dismissed the case against X-T-C, because her witnesses didn't have criminal records- -unlike Chastity.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=She sit here]

((SHE SIT HERE AND PLACE ALL THESE FALSE ACCUSATIONS ABOUT ME, STRUCK HER WITH A SHOE. I MEAN IT MADE MY NAME LOOK BAD. IT MADE EVERYONE WHO KNOWS ME THINK I'M EVIL AND STUFF. I'M JUST GLAD IT'S OVER WITH. HA HA.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=it's over with, point blank. Ha ha.]))



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


Jesse Jackson is coming to Roanoke.
Find out why when News 7 at six returns.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT MUSIC]

((MUSIC))
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=NAT MUSIC]
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[VO-NAT]


From the Old Fiddler's Convention to the New Nashville-- We'll catch up with six brothers from Rocky Mount who are country's rising stars.
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[Giles-Threat]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-31 TC42:19]
[GRAPHIC=Bomb Threat]


A bomb threat sent students at Giles High School home this morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pearisburg;]


State police scoured the school with a bomb-sniffing dog.
No bomb was found.
Investigators say the threat was called in from a pay phone in Pearisburg.
At this time, they have no suspects or witnesses.
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[Jackson]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Jesse Jackson]


The Reverend Jesse Jackson is scheduled to visit Roanoke on Sunday to campaign for Senator Chuck Robb and the national Democratic ticket.
Jackson is also visiting Richmond and Norfolk, before his Two PM appearance at the Marketplace Center downtown.
Organizers say Jackson is working to mobilize Democratic voters for the November elections.

[Boucher]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-24 TC1:38:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Dublin's new high-tech "Commerce Park" has almost all the money it needs to get construction underway ... but getting the land to build it is still an obstacle.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;]


Today the project got a half-million dollar grant, delivered by Congressman Rick Boucher.
That puts the high-tech industrial park one step closer to the 6-point-5 million dollars needed for construction.


The industrial park would be run jointly by 12 counties and cities ... from Roanoke west to Wythe and Bland Counties.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:08:44 - :54]
[IN Q=This park]

((CONGRESSMAN RICK BOUCHER/(D) 9TH DISTRICT: THIS PARK WILL BE A TREMENDOUS ASSET TO THE NRV AND WILL ALLOW US TO ATTRACT LARGE TECHNOLOGY-BASED COMPANIES, SUCH AS MICROCHIP MANUFACTURERS.))
[SUPER=@Boucher;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=microchip manufacturers.]
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[VO-NAT]


But the park has to clear one last hurdle: 200 acres of farmland have to be rezoned for industrial use.
Neighbors are concerned that the industries would cause environmental problems.
Pulaski County Supervisors will vote on rezoning the land September 25th.
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[Jubilee-Center]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-25 TC1:47:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]


One of Lynchburg's biggest employers showed today it also has a pretty big heart.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


G-E Financial Assurance presented a check for 35- thousand dollars to the Jubilee Family Development Center.
The money will pay for an educational outreach program, aimed at getting low-income young people interested in going to college.
It will include tutoring programs, paid internships and field trips to local colleges.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:16:26]
[IN Q=And I'm excited]

((GEORGE ZIPPEL/GE FINANCIAL ASSURANCE: AND I'M EXCITED THAT ONCE WE TAKE THE KIDS OUT SOME OF THE LOCAL UNIVERSITIES, THAT THEY WILL GET BIT BY THE BUG AND THEY WILL WORK HARDER TO GET THEMSELVES TO REALIZE THEIR DREAMS AND GET TO COLLEGE.))
[SUPER=01-George Zippel/GE Financial Assurance]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=get to college.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Jubilee Center serves as an after-school alternative for low-income children where they can work on homework, get tutoring and take part in recreational programs.
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[Stocks]


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


The major markets dropped as the price of oil continued to rise. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-y/160.47/10927.00/y/78.62/3835.24/y/1.14/118.42;]


The DOW plunged 160 points, NASDAQ dropped 79.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index fell more than a point.
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[VO]
[SUPER=431-h1/38e/h%/32#/ig/55c/ib/23d/u/3a;]
[SUPER=432-hc/58d/hb/30*/i&/42b/i2f/56f/ia/35c;]
[SUPER=433-ia/22f/u/15g/i1/41/ie/27@/ha/11e;]
[SUPER=434-i1%/50%/ia/49r/i#/43@/i1!/57/if/52;]



[Clark-Family]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-35 TC29:01]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Six young brothers from Franklin County have hit the big time in country music, performing with stars like Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. The Clark Family Experience is now shooting a video for Country Music Television, promoting their first hit. Tina Tenret caught up with them for a rare Virginia performance.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sound]
[SUPER=03-Abingdon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Alan Clark/26 Years Old; :19]
[SUPER=03-Galax/1995; :28]
[SUPER=01-Dawn White/Fan; :52]
[SUPER=01-Ashley Clark/19 Years Old; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Ruby Pruitt/Fan; 1:27]
[SUPER=@Tina2; 2:04 QUICK!!]
[RUNS=2:10]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Abingdon]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
((nat sot: Meanwhile Back at the Ranch))

[RUNS03] The Clark Family Experience's first single, "Meanwhile Back at the Ranch," is number 44 on Billboard's Country Music chart. [you can use shots of Tim here if you want] Country star Tim McGraw produced the hit.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:33]
[IN Q=We get to]

((ALAN CLARK/26 YEARS OLD: WE GET TO HANG OUT SOMETIMES AND JAM WITH TIM A LOT SO THAT'S FUN.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=THAT'S FUN]

These brothers from Rocky Mount open up for stars like Faith Hill and Reba McEntire. [we have shots of Faith & Reba] [start file tape from Galax here] But they cut their teeth playing gospel and bluegrass with their parents at the Old Fiddlers' Convention in Galax, grabbing awards when they could barely hold the instruments.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
((NAT SOT KIDS SINGING -- DISSOLVE INTO CURRENT SINGING))

[RUNS06] Growing up on the road with missionary parents left its mark:
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:29:07]
[SOT 2:54]
((NAT SOT MUSIC:

ALAN CLARK/26 YEARS OLD: WELL THOSE HEALING HANDS OF JESUS WILL SET YOU FREE. BUTT BUTT BUTT DAWN WHITE/FAN: MY MOTHER AND DADDY ARE CHRISTIANS AND SO AM I. SO I GUESS I'M JUST DRAWED TO EM IN THAT WAY.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=IN THAT WAY]

They've moved from their farm in Franklin County to a townhouse in Nashville but spend about 20 days a month cramped on their tour bus.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:02]
[IN Q=YOU'RE RELATED]

((ASHLEY CLARK/19 YEARS OLD: YOU'RE RELATED AND YOU CAN'T REALLY WALK AWAY. WHEN YOU GET MAD, YOU HAVE TO DUKE IT OUT.
NO I'M JOKING, WE REALLY DON'T FIGHT. AUSTIN CLARK/16 YEARS OLD: OWWW.... PUNCH.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=PUNCH]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
((nat sot playing))

[RUNS03]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:23]
[IN Q=We watched em in Las Vegas]

((RUBY PRUITT/FAN: WE WATCHED EM IN LAS VEGAS WHEN THEY WERE WITH THE OAK RIDGE BOYS. WE WATCHED EM ON THE GRAND OLE OPRY. THEY SEEM LIKE SUCH A CLOSE FAMILY WHICH IS HARD TO FIND THESE DAYS AND THAT'S WHAT WE REALLY LIKE.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=WHAT WE REALLY LIKE]

They say finishing high school by mail hurt their social skills -- but it's tough to tell.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
((NAT SOT HORSING AROUND WITH FANS

butt butt butt
NAT SOT MUSIC))

[RUNS11] Once the show's over -- the voices go a couple octaves higher:
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
((NAT SOT FANS))

[RUNS03] as squealing fans rush for hugs. [COVER THIS BITE]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:55]
[IN Q=Women, man]

((ASHLEY CLARK/19 YEARS OLD: WOMEN MAN. THEY FIND OUT YOU TRAVEL, THEY SAY OH THAT'S NICE. I'LL CATCH YOU IN TEN YEARS.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=TEN YEARS]

Or in November, when their first C-D hits the shelves. Tina Tenret News7 Abingdon))

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports tease]
[GRAPHIC=None]


And coming up in sports, Winston Cup qualifying has been postponed until tomorrow morning at 11.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


And Virginia Tech hopes to shut down Rutgers quarterback Mike McMahon in the Hokies first Big East game tomorrow at Lane Stadium.
(------------)






[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-63]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FB]


The Hokies open Big East conference play tomorrow at high noon. And most folks believe the 34 point spread is a joke. Especially, when you consider that Rutgers' quarterback Mike McMahon has been unstoppable this season with 10 TD passes and just one interception.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=YOU LOOK...]
[SUPER=03-Piscataway, NJ; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; 08 quick]
[SUPER=01-Chad Beasley/Va. Tech Defensive Tackle; :19]
[SUPER=01-Ben Taylor/Big East Defender of the Week; :36]
[RUNS=:55]
[OUT Q=...IN BLACKSBURG."]
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-67 1:31:07]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]

Duke and Virginia kick it off at six PM tomorrow in Durham. Two story lines surrounding this game for the Cavaliers are revenge and the how tough the Blue Devils always play UVa.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="]
[SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dan Ellis/UVa Senior Quarterback; :21]

((GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH:I THINK OUR KIDS THOUGHT THEY WERE BETTER THAN DUKE, AND THEY WEREN'T NECESSARILY THAT MUCH BETTER. AND DUKE COMES IN HERE AND ALWAYS PLAYS ABOVE THEIR HEADS AGAINST US AND THEY'VE BEEN DOING THAT FOR HOW MANY YEARS NOW. I THINK FOUR OF THE LAST FIVE YEARS IT'S BEEN CLOSE BECAUSE THEY PLAY HARD AGAINST US. THEY DON'T LIKE US.)) ((DAN ELLIS/UVA SENIOR QUARTERBACK:AFTER THEM COMING IN HERE WINLESS AND TO BEAT US ON OUR OWN FIELD, IT WAS AN EMBARRASSMENT. I TOOK IT PERSONALLY AND I THINK EVERYONE ELSE TOOK IT PERSONALLY. AND IT'S HARD TO SAY THERE'S NOT SOME REVENGE IN THIS. I KNOW WE'RE GONNA COME OUT FIRED UP AND PLAY HARD AND I DON'T THINK ANY ONE'S GONNA FORGET WHAT HAPPENED LAST YEAR. ))
[RUNS=:40]
[OUT Q=.....last year"]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville;]

Tomorrow's contest begins a stretch of eight straight ACC games for UVa.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="THESE]

((AHMAD HAWKINS/UVA SENIOR CORNERBACK:THESE GAMES REALLY COUNT. I MEAN IF YOU WANT THAT RING YOU GOTTA BEAT EVERYONE IN YOUR CONFERENCE. YOU COULD LOSE ALL YOUR OUT OF CONFERENCE GAMES, BUT IF YOU WIN ALL YOUR CONFERENCE GAMES YOU STILL GONNA GET A RING, YOU'RE STILL THE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS AND YOU'RE STILL GOING TO TO A BIG BOWL GAME. WE GOTTA LOOK AT IT LIKE THAT AND THAT'S WHERE OUR SEASON REALLY COUNTS, WIN ACC GAMES AND THIS IS AN ACC GAME.))
[SUPER=01-Ahmad Hawkins/UVa Senior Cornerback; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=acc game"]
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[S-College]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=VMI Logo]


The Keydets of VMI hit the road tomorrow for a showdown with East Tennessee State. The Bucs have won four straight from the Keydets in Johnson City. Kickoff tomorrow is 4 oclock.
[GRAPHIC=FERRUM LOGO]


The Ferrum Panthers are on the rebound after last weeks home loss to Emory and Henry. Ferrum is 1 and 1 heading into Saturday's game against Greensboro. It's family day and Ferrum's first Atlantic Central Conference game. Kickoff tomorrow at Adams Stadium is one oclock.
[GRAPHIC=LIBERTY LOGO]


In Lynchburg, The Liberty Flames have a home game against Gardner-Webb. Liberty is 0 and 2. Kickoff at Williams Stadium is 7 oclock.
[GRAPHIC=COLLEGE FOOTBALL]


Averett College is at home tomorrow afternoon for a one oclock kickoff against Newport News Apprentice.
The Cougars are 1 and 1 on the season.
And if you want to catch a game a little closer to home. The Western Virginia Education Classic has a 4 oclock Kickoff at Victory Stadium.
The game features Virginia Union And Livingstone. [PINNACLE PAGE]
And tomorrow afternoon at 3 right here on Your Hometown Station you can catch the Florida Tennessee game.


[S-Troy]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Cowboys Logo]


Dallas quarterback Troy Aikman will not play in Monday night's game against the Washington Redskins.
The 33 year old Aikman suffered the 8-th concussion of his career in week 1 against Philadelphia.
Randall Cunningham will start in Aikman's place for the second straight game.


[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-65 20334tc]
[GRAPHIC=NEW HAMPSHIRE]

The Winston Cup stars were all a little nervous heading back to New Hampshire today. With two deaths at the track this year, everyone was hoping for a peaceful, uninterupted weekend. But rain today washed out qualifying and postponed it until tomorrow morning at 11.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

South Boston native Ward Burton says convincing his kids that it's OK for dad to return to this track has been tough.


(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="You know...]

((WARD BURTON:))
[SUPER=01-Ward Burton/Cat Pontiac Driver; :00]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=...ABOUT IT."]
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[S-Gretzky]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-77 (1:02:35)]
[GRAPHIC=None]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :]


And Wayne Gretzky has been banned from the Coyotes locker room until he and Partner Steve Ellman complete their purchase of the team.
Gretzky, who will be in charge of all hockey matters once the deal is completed, wanted to stop by the locker room last night after watching the Coyotes 1 to nothing preseason opening loss to the Kings. (------------)