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Coming up on News 7-
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Lights of hope in Roanoke as people march to fight hate crimes.
Gridlock at airports and what's being done to stop the delays.
Plus Nadia Comaneci speaks out about the Romanian gymnast stripped of her gold medal.
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[Talent=Jean]


And the sunny weekend forecast.
News 7 is next.

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((MISTY OVERSTREET: STOP THE HATE AND THAT IS HOW WE WILL PRESERVE DANNY'S MEMORY.))
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Hundreds come out to support hate crime legislation in memory of Danny Overstreet.
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[Vigil]


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The lawn of Elmwood Park in downtown Roanoke was lit up by candle light tonight.
Since Friday night's shooting, several vigils have been held but tonight city leaders took center stage to discuss changes they say must be made in legislation.
Kate Weidaw has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager;:12]
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With candles in hand hundreds gathered again to remember Friday night's shooting but this vigil brought more then the community together, city leaders came out as well.

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((DARLENE BURCHAM: WE DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO THINK OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY AS A PLACE WHERE THINGS LIKE THIS HAPPEN, IT'S A STRANGER WHO CAME INTO THIS COMMUNITY AND CAUSED THIS TRAGEDY.))
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Senator John Edwards was cheered on by the crowd when he said he was going to encourage passing hate crime legislation.


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((SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS: THERE IS SIMPLY NO PLACE FOR BIGOTRY, FOR DISCRIMINATION, OR HATRED IN OUR COMMUNITY.))
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And that's something Roanoke's gay community has demonstrated since the shooting.

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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: ACTIVISTS SAY THE ONE THING THAT HAS STOOD OUT IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE SHOOTING IS THE GAY COMMUNITY HAS NOT SHOWN ANY FEAR OF BEING THE TARGET OF A HATE CRIME.))
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Many say that's because of the support they've received.

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((CHRIS ROBERTSON: WE ARE GETTING THE ATTENTION WE NEED FROM THE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS THAT WE'RE NOT JUST A SMALL COMMUNITY THAT'S GOING TO BE IGNORED.))
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((LORI MCGEE: THE TURN OUT HERE TODAY REALLY SHOWS YOU THAT GAY RIGHTS AREN'T JUST GAY RIGHTS, THEY'RE HUMAN RIGHTS.))


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As the crowd made their way from Elmwood Park to the Back Street Cafe they walked in silence. Many took time to look at the sidewalk outside the bar to see how it's been replaced with flowers, candles, and posters.
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And while the Roanoke 7 will continue to be remembered the gay community says they will continue to speak out against hate crimes. Kate Weidaw News7 Roanoke.))


[Hate-Crimes]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The push for federal hate crimes legislation pulled Roanokers to the nation's capital today.
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Episcopal Bishop Neff Powell attended the rally in Lafayette Park near The White House.
So did John Goodhart, a co-worker of Danny Overstreet, and a member of the Roanoke Chapter of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
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((REV. NEFF POWELL: THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAS HAPPENED AND IT'S GOING TO CONTINUE TO HAPPEN UNTIL CONGRESS HELPS BY STANDING UP AND SAYING WE'VE GOT TO PUT A STOP TO THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Neff Powell/Episcopal Bishop]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Hate Crimes Legislation has been approved by the U-S Senate, but still awaits a vote in the House of Representatives.

[Kids-Insurance]


[ANCHOR=jean]
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[WRITER=dse]
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It may sound unusual, but the state says Congress gave it too much money for children's health insurance.
Officials say no child will go unserved if the federal government takes back 43-million dollars the state hasn't spent on health insurance for low-income kids.
Virginia is one of 40 states that will have to forfeit millions of unspent federal dollars by the end of the month.
Virginia spent only a third of its allotment, but state administrators say there's still plenty left to serve all the children that sign up.

[Parents-Patrol]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
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State troopers want to put "parents on patrol" in Virginia's schools...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

they want to start in Roanoke Co.
Tonight troopers spoke to parents at Hidden Valley Junior High.
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((SGT. TOM FOSTER/STATE POLICE; THE IDEA IS TO CREATE WHAT YOU MIGHT CALL A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PROGRAM FOR THE SCHOOLS. WE'RE GOING TO ASK PARENTS TO COME IN DURING THE DAY, BE THERE TO ASSIST FACULTY WITH SECURITY ISSUES.))
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[OUT Q=with security issues.]
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Parents will patrol the hallways and parking lots and help control access to the school.
Similar presentations and programs will begin statewide in the near future.
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[National-RU-486]


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For more than a decade- the abortion pill has been available overseas. Now RU-486 is coming to the United States.
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The Food and Drug Administration today gave approval to the abortion pill.
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((JANE HENNEY/FDA COMMISSIONER: THE DECISION HAS BEEN VERY FIRMLY GORUNDED IN SCIENCE AND HAS MET THE STANDARDS THAT WE EXPECT FOR ANY DRUG APPROVAL.)) [BUTT TO 20:21:05] ((DR. ERIC SCHAFF/UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER: WOMEN WILL HAVE ACCESS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TO A SAFE SIMPLE MEDICAL ABORTION THROUGH THEIR PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR.))
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[Super=01-Dr. Eric Schaff/University of Rochester; 11]
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The drug must be given within the first weeks of pregnancy, requires three office visits, and can be administered by any doctor who has access to emergency services.
Studies show the pill is effective 95 percent of the time, but two percent of women experienced excessive bleeding- or the need to follow up with a surgical abortion.
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((OLIVIA GANS/NAT'L RIGHT OT LIFE: IT IS A COMPLICATED, COMPLEX, POTENTAILLY DEADLY PROCEDURE FOR THE MOTHER AND ALWAYS A DEADLY PROCEDURE FOR HER CHILD.))
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[vo-nat]
Because of the controversy the drug's manufacturer Danco labs, will not reveal where it will be made.
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[RU-486]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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For now women can only get surgical abortions at Planned Parenthood in Roanoke.
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The abortion pills will NOT be sold at the Roanoke Planned Parenthood clinic because the F-D-A requires a full time doctor be there to handle complications.
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((DAVID NOVA/PLANNED PARENTHOOD: PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF THE BLUE RIDGE ALREADY OFFERS MEDICAL ABORTIONS USING OTHER DRUGS IN OUR CHARLOTTESVILLE FACILITY. WE WILL MAKE MIFEPRISTONE AVAILABLE AS SOON AS WE CAN GET THE FIRST SHIPMENT IN IN CHARLOTTESVILLE.))
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But one pro-life advocate says driving two hours to get the abortion pills could make it worse.
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((ANDREA SEXTON/VA SOCIETY FOR HUMAN LIFE: THIS IS A LONG DRAWN OUT PROCEDURE SO IF A WOMAN GOES TO CHARLOTTESVILLE TO GET THE PILL THEN COMES BACK TO ROANOKE, SHE WILL BE HOURS AWAY FROM A DOCTOR. SHE IS ALSO GOING TO EXPERIENCE THE ABORTION POSSIBLY AWAY FROM A MEDICAL SETTING.))
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The abortion pills will cost 250 to 350 dollars at the Charlottesville Planned Parenthood clinic.

[Science-Museum]


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The Science Museum of Western Virginia may form a partnership with the state science museum in Richmond in order to become a state agency.
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The local museum has been exploring the prospects of joining forces with the Museum in Richmond for several months.
The move would ensure greater financial stability for the museum at Center in the Square, by eliminating the fight every two years over inclusion in the state budget.
Executive Director Ken Schutz downplays the financial aspect, saying it would enhance the museum's educational mission.
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A lot of people would have to sign off on the plan-- including the Secretary of Education, members of House and Senate Money Committees and the Governor.
A final decision could come by the end of October.

[Air-Delays]


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After a summer of record air travel delays- lawmakers want to find out what can be done to keep flights on time-
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Among the recommendations made today to a transportation committee- more runways, more airports and bigger terminals.
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((RODNEY SLATER/TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY: CLEARLY WE NEED SOME ADDITIONAL CAPACITY AT MAJOR AIRPORTS.)) [BUTT TO 15:13:08] ((JANE GARVEY/FAA ADMINISTRATOR: WE'VE IN ADDITION REACHED AGREEMENT WITH THE AIRLINES TO USE SOME LOWER ALTITUDE ROUTES. IT'S A LITTLE MORE EXPENSIVE IN TERMS OF FUEL .. BUT IT GETS PEOPLE THERE, IT'S LIKE OPENING UP A NEW HIGHWAY.))
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A new 40 billion dollar program called AIR-21 takes effect October 1st. It provides money for airport expansion, improvement and modernization.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Next on News 7, Romanian gymnast Andrea Radacan speaks about losing her Olympic medal.
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And Anna-Nicole Smith's legal battle over her husband's will makes her 450 million dollars richer.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((STEVE MASON WITH YOU TONIGHT IN SPORTS AND WE WILL HIT THE FAST TRACK WITH VISITS TO THE STAR CITY FROM AWESOME BILL AND THE WOOD BROTHERS.GEORGE WELSH'S RETIREMENT PLAN IS PUT INTO MOTION BY TERRY HOLLAND, FLORIDA STATE ROLLS OVER ANOTHER ACC OPPONENT, MIKE STEVENS WILL HAVE A PREVIEW OF WEEK SIX OF FRIDAY FOOTBALL EXTRA AND HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS, ALL OF THIS IN SPORTS.))

[Gymnast]


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[WRITER=jja]
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Olympic officials are holding their ground against a Romanian gymnast who had her Gold medal taken away.
Today former Olympic Champion Nadia Comaneci spoke out in Andreea Raducan's defense-
Manuel Gallegus reports.
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((BAD NEWS FOR ROMANIAN GYMNAST ANDREEA RADUCAN SHE WILL NOT GET HER GOLD MEDAL BACK. MARIA BITANG, ROMANIAN TEAM ASST.COACH: She is destroyed. The parents everybody, us we are destroyed too. THE SIXTEEN YEAR OLD WON THE OVERALL GYMNASTICS COMPETITION BUT SHE TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE DRUG EPHEDRINE, A STIMULANT THAT WAS IN THE COLD MEDICINE GIVEN TO HER BY THE TEAM DOCTOR. ANDREEA RADUCAN, ROMANIAN GYMNAST THE GIRL SAID SHE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND WHY THIS HAS HAPPENED AND THAT THE MEDICINE ACTUALLY MADE HER DIZZY DURING HER PERFORMANCE. FORMER ROMANIAN CHAMPION NADIA COMANECI DEFENDED HER. NADIA COMANECI, FORMER OLYMPIC CHAMPION: Its difficult for me to her to explain in my own language, you're innocent but were still going to get the medal from you, I don't think that's fair. ARBITRATORS RULED THAT IT DIDN'T MATTER HOW THE SUBSTANCE GOT IN HER BODY. JACQUES ROGGE, INTL. OLYMPIC COMMITTEE OFFICIAL. It's a painful decision but we have to protect the other athletes. It could open the door to anyone saying I took a drug but I didn't know it was illegal..and that would be an end to the fight against doping. Manuel Gallegus, CBS News.))

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Former Playboy Playmate- Anna Nicole Smith is awarded 450 million dollars from her late husbands estate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX]


J-Howard Marshall did not leave her a penny in his will- but a federal judge said Smith was denied her inheritance.
Marshall left his entire estate to his youngest son- E. Pierce Marshall.
That left Marshall's eldest son- J. Howard and Smith fighting for their share.
She could end up with even more money.
A trial is underway in Texas- where a jury must decide if Marshall's will is valid-
Smith was 26, and he, 89 when they married. He died one year later.
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[Surgery-Center]


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[TAPE#=00-27 TC1:27:47]
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Good news for Lynchburg residents who have spent hours waiting to undergo simple outpatient surgery in years past.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Officials broke ground today on a two- million dollar ambulatory surgery center near Lynchburg General Hospital.


The center will feature three operating rooms and will help ease overcrowding in the hospital's surgery schedule.

It also will offer a more customer- friendly environment.
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((TOM JIVIDEN/CENTRA HEALTH: HOPEFULLY THIS SETTING, BECAUSE IT WILL BE PURELY OUTPATIENT, WILL BE A LITTLE EASIER TO SCHEDULE AND A LITTLE MORE FLEXIBLE IN TERMS OF PATIENT REQUIREMENTS TOO.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Jividen/Centra Health]
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[OUT Q=patient requirements too.]
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Doctors say they've lost patients to surgery centers in Roanoke and Charlottesville because of delays in Lynchburg's operating schedule.
The 12- thousand square foot facility should be completed by next Spring.
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[Retail-workers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jmi]
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Virginia's unemployment record has reached an all-time low for the month of August.
The tight labor market is forcing businesses to compete for employees.
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Higher wages aren't the only perk for full and part-time employees.
Sheetz now offers tuition reimbursement, health benefits, and 401-K plans for employees.
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[IN Q=We also have]

((THOMAS MCCLURE/STORE MANAGER: WE ALSO HAVE VACATION PLANS, SICK DAYS, PERSONAL DAYS. WE HAVE A PICNIC ONE A YEAR FOR OUR EMPLOYEES. THIS YEAR WE WERE AT KING'S DOMINION.))
[SUPER=01-Thomas McClure/Store Manager]
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[OUT Q=at King's Dominion.]
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The Brambleton Deli is also enticing workers to stay longer.
Managers say the health benefits mean satisfied workers... and satisfied workers mean satisfied customers.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Turning grapes into greenback's in Halifax County.
We'll explain when News 7 returns.
And we'll get a preview of U-2's latest album...
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from a Dublin rooftop.
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[***MUSIC CONTINUES***]
[Lotto]

[Halifax-Grapes]


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[WRITER=sch]
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Some farmers in Halifax County want to know if they've got the right climate, land and finances to grow grapes.
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[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.]


That's why the Halifax County Cooperative Extension office invited a grape production expert to talk to farmers this week.
A meeting was held tonight for the Virginia Tech professor to answer questions.
He also visited half a dozen farms today to survey the land.
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[IN Q=I think there]

((TONY WOLF/STATE VITICULTURIST: I THINK THERE IS SOME POTENTIAL THAT I'M SEEING BASED ON TOPOGRAPHY. I THINK THERE IS SOME POTENTIAL HERE.))
[SOT 1:31:00]

((MIKE HUDSON/TOBACCO GROWER: I'M LOOKING INTO DIFFERENT THINGS. I WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE TO GROW TOBACCOS BUT THE ACREAGE WILL DECREASE UNLESS I MAKE SOME DRASTIC CHANGES.))
[SUPER=01-Tony Wolf/State Viticulturist]
[SUPER=01-Mike Hudson/Tobacco Farmer; :11]
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[OUT Q=some drastic changes.]
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The professor will be in Halifax County until tomorrow.
He says it takes about 10 thousand dollars for each acre to start growing grapes.
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[U2]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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Veteran rock band U-2 proved it can still draw a crowd.
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[VO-NAT 15:31:34]


Several thousand people jammed central Dublin, Ireland, to watch a rooftop gig yesterday.
The fans braved winds and rain ... as the Irish band performed some of the songs from its forthcoming C-D.
It's called "All that you can't leave behind."
U-2 is preparing to go on tour with its new songs.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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We will hear from Winston Cup drivers Bill Elliott and Elliott Sadler, plus the latest on UVa football coach George Welsh and his reiterment plan and girls high school hoops, first the extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-New York, NY; :]

Rusty Tillman was named the first ever head coach of the new York/New Jersey Hitmen of the XFL. Tillman was an NFL assistant for 16 years with Seattle, Tampa Bay, Indianapolis, and the Raiders.
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[S-Wood]


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The Winston Cup stars arrive in Martinsville today for practice and qualifying for this weekend's NAPA Auto Care 500.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

Last night the Wood Brothers rolled into Grand Home Furnishings to talk with their many fans about the season and this weekend's big race at Martinsville. The Wood Brothers have high hopes of posting a good finish on Sunday.
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[IN Q=we're pretty...]
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[OUT Q=...what happens."]
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 13043] This week's Martinsville race also marks the Wood Brothers 1000th career \NASCAR start. We'll have more on that in our final NASCAR 2000 half hour special of the season - tomorrow night at 7 right here on Your Hometown Station.
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[S-Bill]


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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Awesome Bill Elliott was in town last night as well.
He visited with fans at Magic City Ford in efforts to raise funding and awareness for cancer.
Elliott is using a cane because of an injury to a leg he suffered while doing yard work at home.
He has missed some race time but is progressing well.
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[SUPER=01-Bill Elliott/20th in Winston Cup Points; :00]
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[OUT Q=doing well"]
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Elliott is currently 20th in Winston Cup points with three top five's and 7 top 10 finishes this season.
He finished ninth in the Goody's Body pain 500 at Martinsville.
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[S-Welsh]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-64]
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The planning for the eventual retirement of UVa head football coach George Welsh is in the works, according to Virginia athletic director Terry Holland.
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[VO-NAT]


In a letter Holland sent to UVa fans yesterday that was posted on the Sabre.com web page, Holland writes in response to fans fears and frustrations over the football program and the possible retirement of 67 year old coach George Welsh..."Many of those concerns are magnified by the fact that there is no public transition timetable in place at this time. It is fair for there to be an expectation that by the end of this season there will be such a timetable in place. I will guarantee that it will be in place.
Here is what Welsh had to say in an interview this morning regarding Holland's letter.
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[OUT Q=...anymore comment"]
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[VO-NAT]

a poll asking fans whether or not Weslh shoud reitre is on the sabre.com web page and two thousand, 296 votres have come in and 64 percent say he should retire while 35 percent say he should not.

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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-74 1:10:04]
[GRAPHIC=Big East]


Over the last four seasons, Virginia Tech has outscored Boston College 117 to 28. Are the Hokies taking the Eagles lightly? No way.
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We have reached the half way point of the High school football season.
Here's Mike Stevens with a look at week six of Friday Football Extra.
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((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((JEFF JOHNSON:)) (( The Patriots get their final pre-district play challenge against E.C. Glass this week against E.C. Glass. Injured tailback Jermaine Myers is still questionable, but the challenge of playing in the Hill City is not. ((JEFF JOHNSON)) ((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((FFE ROLL:)) And finally in case you missed it last week - take a look at the wildest play from week five. Botetourt's Matt Dooley goes for the catch - he gets drilled by Northside's Tommy Morgan - the ball pops loose but lands right in Dooley's hands for the TD. Coaches - don't forget to phone in your scores to 1800-777-wdbj. Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

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Our Hometown Hoops Weekly cameras ventured into Spartan country tonight as Salem hosted Northside.
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Jimmy Robinson had his lady Vikings fired up for this crucial Blue Ridge battle.
Northside's Lauren Ellis drives the lane from the left side and rips rope from in close.
Salem's Jessica Bass gives the Lady Spartans a boost with a long range bomb, the three pointer put the Lady Spartans up 29-19 in the second quarter.
[SUPER=34-Salem/41/Northside/42 ;]Then, Michelle Hamilton goes hard to the iron, right down the middle of the lane

for 2 points.
The lady Vikings Jessica Wilkerson gives to Carry Porter and she gets the hoop and the harm, Northside wins it 42-41.

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You can step into the future- or drive into the future might be a better way of putting it.
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The newest automobiles are debuting in Paris this week at the Paris Motor Show.
This doesn't look like your father's Oldsmobile. In fact, it probably doesn't look like any other cars you've seen on the road.
Ford unveiled its new Mondeo at the show, while B-M-W unveiled its Mini- a new version of the former Austin.
Some of the new Ford models feature double airbags as well as side air bags- and inflatable curtains to protect passengers.
Others come with satellite systems- and new multi media capability.
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