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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]


Families are still waiting to hear the fate of loved ones aboard the U-S-S Cole after it was attacked this morning.
Virginia lottery has pulled ads endorsing the S-O-L's.
And Bedford County teachers say they are under paid and want a raise.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]


News 7 is next.

[Cole-Attacked]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
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[WRITER=jsu]
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Good evening, I'm Joy Sutton.
Jean Jahon has the night off.
Families of the sailors who were aboard the U-S-S Cole, are still waiting to hear the news about their loved ones.


The destroyer was attacked today while refueling in Yemen.
The death toll now stands at six and more are missing.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Joy and Drew /Newspath]


Drew Levinson is Norfolk with the latest.
[LIVE=Drew FULL/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting]
[SUPER=05-Norfolk]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=These are]
[SUPER=01-Adm. Vern Clark/Chief of Naval Operations]
[SUPER=01-Leslie Roper/Navy Ombudsman]
[SUPER=01-Susan Viaclovsky/Sister Injured ]
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(( These are the still photos of an explosion that tore through the USS Cole.
The blast ripped through a half-inch of steel of one of the world's most advanced warships.
It was trying to dock at a port in Yemen-- when a small boat apparently sailed next to it and blew up.
(SOT): Adm.Vern Clark/Chief of Naval Operations


I have no reason to think this was anything but a senseless act of terrorism.
Teams from the FBI, the Pentagon and the State Department are being dispatched to investigate. The is the worst since the bombing of an Air Force barracks in Saudi Arabia nearly 4 years ago.
What they'll find is a billion-dollar ship listing in the waters of a Yemini harbor. The victim of what officials think -- was a suicide attack.
(SOT Clark)


You can see that the damage has occurred at the water line.
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Here in Norfolk Virginia, the flag at the naval base flies at half-staff.
This is port the USS Cole calls home.
Military families are now waiting-- for news of loved ones half way around the world.
(SOT: Leslie Roper/Navy Ombudsman)
(SOT: Susan Viaclovsky/sister injured )))
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PHONE NUMBER]
[ANCHOR=Joy]


The Navy has set up a toll free information number for relatives.
That number is 1-800-368-3202.
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[Mideast-Peace]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
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President Clinton is urging the Israeli's and the Palestinians to undertake an immediate cease- fire.
The latest outbreak of violence came this morning after two Israeli soldiers were brutally killed by a Palestinian mob in Ramallah.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jerusalem, Israel]


Israeli Prime Minister A-hude Barak called the killing of the soldiers a lynching and said he had no choice but to retaliate.
[SUPER=03-Gaza City]


Israeli helicopters attacked Palestinian targets including the headquarters of Yassir Arafat.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=No county can]

((NO COUNTRY CAN EVER ACCEPT SUCH CRIMES AND WILL NOT CONDEMN THEM....I REGRETFULLY CONCLUDED THAT THE P-A (PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY) AND CHAIRMAN ARAFAT MISREAD OUR RESTRAINT AND DID NOT MATCH OUR DESIRE FOR PEACE AND SECURITY.))
[SUPER=01-Ehud Barak/Prime Minster of Israel]
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[OUT Q=and security]
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[VO-NAT]


Barak says Arafat does not appear to be a partner for peace at this time.
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[Bedford-Teachers]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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[TAPE#=00-36 TC56:34]
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Bedford County teachers say they make 10-thousand dollars a year less than their counterparts in surrounding counties.
Tonight they told the school board they need a raise.
[DOUBLE BOXES= Joy and Kate/Newsroom;]


Kate Weidaw was at the meeting and joins us from the newsroom with more.
[LIVE= Kate/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Kate1]


The Bedford County Education Association is asking for a 15 percent raise in teacher's salaries.
According to the association that's the minimum raise needed make Bedford County schools competitive with surrounding counties.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jesse Tucker/Bedford Co. Educ. Assoc. Pres.; :11]
[SUPER=01-Marianne Nester/Teacher; :36]
[SUPER=04-April 4; :46]
[SUPER=01-Dr. James Blevins/Bedford Co. Superintendent; :56]
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[OUT Q=see a raise.]

((They hoped their numbers would speak louder then their words at Bedford County's school board meeting. More then 100 teachers came to show the board they need a raise and need it this year.

[SOT 5:32:40]
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((JESSE TUCKER/PRES. BEDFORD CO. EDUC. ASSOC.: WE'RE SO FAR BEHIND THE SURROUNDING COUNTIES THAT WE HAVE TO TAKE A BIG STEP LIKE THIS SO WE CAN COMPETE WITH SURROUNDING COUNTIES.))
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The starting salary for a teacher in Bedford County is 26-thousand dollars that's at least 5-thousand dollars less a year than a first year teacher makes in Roanoke County. As a result Bedford County has lost 50 percent of its teaching staff over the last 3 years.

[SOT 5:38:23]
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((MARIANNE NESTER/TEACHER STEWARTSVILLE ELEMENTARY: 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS IS A LOT OF MONEY TEACHERS ARE BECOMING SHORT AND SOME OF US ARE GOING TO HAVE TO DO WHAT WE HAVE TO DO IF WE DON'T GET THE RESPECT HERE.))
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Calling for a raise isn't anything new to these teachers. In April they asked the school board to include a raise in the 2000-2001 budget but were denied.

[SOT 5:29:56]
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((DR. JAMES BLEVINS/BEDFORD CO. SUPERINTENDENT: WE WERE OPENING 2 NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AT THE COST OF ABOUT 5 MILLION DOLLARS SO WE WERE HAVING TO PUT SOME THINGS IN PRIORITY.))
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[RUNS10]
Blevins says with fewer projects in the works for next year, he's hopeful the teachers will see a raise.))
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[LIVE=Kate FULL/Newsroom]


The school board hopes to have a draft of the 2001-2002 budget finished by March 15-th.
In the meantime the teachers plan to take their concerns to the Board of Supervisors and start a telephone campaign to get the support of the community.
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[Roanoke-Fire]


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Roanoke firefighters had to rescue a man from his burning apartment tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Flames broke out at this building on Bullitt Avenue just before seven.
Firefighters rescued the man who was then taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Two upstairs apartments sustained heavy damage.
Authorities call the fire suspicious and are investigating.
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[Franklin-Charges]


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[TAPE#=00-31 TC1:39:23]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]

Investigators think a Franklin County man who was romantically involved with two women may have helped kill one of them.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

William Housman moved to Pennsylvania with Beth Markman after they met in the Roanoke area. Then he started working with 18-year-old Leslie White at a Pennsylvania Wal-mart. Investigators say Housman and Markman confessed today they killed the teenager, put her body in her Jeep and dumped her on family land in Floyd County.
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[SOT 13:10:23]
[IN Q=They gave]

((EWELL HUNT/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT: THEY GAVE STATEMENTS IN WHICH THEY ADMIT TO CAUSING HER HARM THAT EVENTUALLY CAUSED HER DEATH. TINA TENRET/NEWS7: FOR EXAMPLE, STUFFING A BAG IN HER MOUTH? EWELL HUNT/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT: YES. THAT'S CORRECT.))
[SUPER=01-Ewell Hunt/Franklin Co. Sheriff's Dept.;]
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[OUT Q=that's correct]
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[VO-NAT]

The couple was arrested last night at a friend's mobile home in Franklin County. State police found Leslie White tied up with a tent -- blood on her body, her clothing torn and her hair messed up. Sources say William Housman has a non-violent criminal history in another state.
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[Floyd-Murder]


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Both suspects have been served with arrest warrants for first degree murder in Floyd County, but state police say it COULD become a death penalty case.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;]


Right now, the case is in the hands of Floyd County Commonwealth's Attorney Gino Williams.
That's because state law says that when authorities DO NOT know where the murder occurred, the case is tried in the county where the body is found.
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[SOT 7:42 - 8:06]
[IN Q=There's evidence]

((GINO WILLIAMS/FLOYD CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THERE'S EVIDENCE THAT COULD INDICATE SEVERAL DIFFERENT PLACES. SOME OF IT HAS TO DO WITH WHERE THE VICTIM MAY HAVE DIED IN TIME AND WE'LL JUST HAVE TO LOOK AT THAT WHEN EVERYTHING'S TOGETHER. ))
[SUPER=01-Gino Williams/Floyd Co. Commonwealth's Atty.;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=everything's together.]
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[VO-NAT]


Leslie White's family is calling for the maximum penalty in the case.
The District Attorney in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, says capital murder charges are easier to obtain in Virginia.
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[Duke-Kicker]


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A North Carolina jury says Duke university must pay for cutting a woman from its football team.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC]


Place-kicker Heather Mercer sued Duke for discrimination after she was cut from the Blue Devils' football team.
Mercer argued she was cut because she was female.
Duke officials said she was not talented enough to play for a Division one football team.
Jurors took two hours to decide in Mercer's favor and ruled the university should pay her 2 million dollars as a punishment.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[SS=Legal Scales]


Mercer's lawyer says she'll use the money to set up a scholarship for female place-kickers.
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Joy]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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More than 200 Norfolk Southern employees are losing their jobs.
More on the latest round of layodffs is still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And more bad news for the Southwest Virginia textile industry.
This time it's a plant in Radford.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((HEY EVERYBODY, STEVE MASON WITH YOU TONIGHT. MIKE STEVENS WILL JOIN US LIVE FROM BLACKSBURG AS THE HOKIES PUT IT ALL ON THE LINE AGAINST THE MOUNTAINEERS. A FORMER FEMALE PLACE KICKER AT DUKE WINS MILLIONS FROM THE SCHOOL IN A LAWSUIT. HIGH SCHOOL, HOOPS FOR YOU, INCLUDING A LOOK AT PIEDMONT DISTRICT POWERS LAUREL PARK AND BASSETT AND WE WILL ALSO EXPRESS OURSELVES IN SPORTS.))
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[SOL-Ads]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-37 TC51:11]
[GRAPHIC=VA Lottery]


The Virginia Lottery has pulled the TV ads promoting the controversial S-O-Ls.
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[VO-NAT]


The ads had been criticized by Democrats, including Senator Chuck Robb, as taxpayer-supported ads for George Allen.

The Standards of Learning were originated by Allen as governor.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/June 23]


Lottery director Penny Kyle pulled the ads to avoid further criticism about political motives.
Her spokesman admits they did confer some with Governor Jim Gilmore's administration.
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[SOT 02:14:53]
[IN Q=Not only]

((ED SCARBOROUGH/VIRGINIA LOTTERY SPOKESMAN: NOT ONLY WERE WE BEING ACCUSED, THEY WERE BEING ACCUSED. SO IT'S CERTAINLY, THERE ARE CONVERSATIONS THAT COME OUT OF THAT, BUT REALLY IT WAS PENNY'S DECISION... UNTIL WE'RE DONE WITH THE POLITICAL SEASON.))
[SOT 02:18:43]

((CRAIG BIEBER/VIRGINIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY: WE DON'T BELIEVE THAT THIS IS CLOSED YET. WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE ALLEN CAMPAIGN REIMBURSE THE TAXPAYERS FOR THE COSTS OF THESE ADS.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Scarborough/Virginia Lottery Spokesman; :00]
[SUPER=01-Craig Bieber/Virginia Democratic Party; :21]
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[OUT Q=these ads.]
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Democrats have NOT decided if they will go ahead with a lawsuit that alleges the ads violate state law about the content of Lottery advertising.

[Norfolk-Southern]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-32 TC1:27:41]
[GRAPHIC=NS Layoffs]


Norfolk Southern announced layoffs of system gang workers today.
The traveling teams who lay rail, install ties and pave crossings are scheduled for furlough next Friday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Norfolk Southern says it's cutting costs because of a declining coal export market and high fuel prices.
Some union leaders don't agree.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'd say they]

((TOM MCCOY/BROTHERHOD OF MAINTENANCE OF WAY: I'D SAY THEY ARE DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTED TO THE CONRAIL MERGER. NUMBER ONE THEY PAID TOO MUCH FOR CONRAIL. NUMBER TWO, THEIR IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAM IS A TOTAL DISASTER.))
[SUPER=01-Tom McCoy/Brotherhood of Maint. of Way]
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[OUT Q=total disaster.]
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[VO-NAT]


Many union leaders are also concerned that fewer workers may compromise railway safety.
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[IN Q= Some of the things]

((TOM MCCOY/BROTHERHOOD OF MAINTENANCE OF WAY: SOME OF THE THINGS THE RAILROAD COMPANY, A LOT OF PEOPLE AREN'T AWARE OF THIS THAT THEY HAUL IS VERY DISASTROUS, THEY CAN CAUSE MASSIVE DEATHS OR WHATEVER, IN SOME OF THE CHEMICAL THAT THEY HAUL.))
[OUT Q= that they haul.]
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[VO-NAT]


The company maintains that safety is essential to its business.
215 workers will be let go by next Friday.
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[NRB-Industries]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-34 TC57:37]
[GRAPHIC=Plant Closing]


Employees say a textile plant in Radford will close its doors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


Workers say N-R-B Industries told them last night it would shut down the Norwood Street plant by the year's end.
N-R-B makes acetate fabric used in graduation gowns.
Employees say they were told 125 of them would lose their jobs because of stiff overseas competition.
The other N-R-B Industries plant in Fairlawn will remain open.
The plant's general manager said he could not address the layoffs until after all shifts had been notified.
Other N-R-B managers did not return calls for comment.
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[Dan-River]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-35 TC55:20]
[GRAPHIC=Dan River Inc.]


A miscalculation is affecting the bottom line at Dan River Mills.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


The textile company is revising financial figures for the first three quarters after discovering the mistake. The corporation is reducing pre-tax profits by seven point two million dollars.
Dan River says inventory errors caused the company to understate the amount of fabric used in some of its home fashions products.
The company discovered the mistake two months ago and officials have been trying to get to the root of the problem ever since.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Dan River's stock lost almost a point today... about 25 percent of its value.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7, Mike Stevens has a live report from Lane Stadium.
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[VO-NAT]


And Project Lifesaver is expanding.
Find out who's homing in on the new locater system when we return.
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[Cops-Disabled]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-38 TC30:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Lynchburg police say they're looking into whether their officers need to be better trained about dealing with disabled persons on the job.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


It all stems from an incident last month where disabled veteran Wayne Cunningham was being brought in on a domestic assault warrant.
Cunningham fell out of his wheelchair and broke his neck.. he says the officer helping him didn't know what he was doing
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[SOT 13:53:16]
[IN Q=Training is not]

((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: TRAINING IS NOT A PANACEA AND IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT ACCIDENTS OCCUR.. THAT CERTAINLY APPEARS TO BE THE CASE HERE. WE'LL CERTAINLY LOOK AT WHETHER OR NOT WE CAN IMPROVE OUR SERVICES THROUGH ADDITIONAL TRAINING, THAT'S CLEARLY SOMETHING WE DO ALL THE TIME. WE HAVE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF TRAINING ALREADY AND WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT THAT AS WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Col. Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police Chief]
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[OUT Q=that as well.]
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[VO-NAT]


Cunningham has hired a local attorney but would "not" say whether he may sue the city over the incident.
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[Project-Lifesaver]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-41 TC11:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Danville will soon be just as equipped as Pittsylvania County when it comes to finding lost Alzheimer's or dementia patients.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Today the Danville Sheriff's deputies received training by the Chesepeake Sheriff's department on Project Lifesaver.

It's a device patients wear on their wrists and emits a signal officers can track.
The Danville Sheriff says he's been getting calls from people interested in the device. Danville is the second city in the commonwealth to receive Project Lifesaver.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=Extra Point]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A live report from Blacksburg, high school hoops and much more, butt first our extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Calgary, Canada; :00]


a note from the NHL. The Columbus Blue Jackets, one of the new teams in the NHL this season, playing the Calgary Flames tough.
We pick up the action in the first period. Watch The Blue Jackets Kevyn Adams score on the slap shot in close at the 6:06 of the opening period, right now it's 2-2 in the third period.
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[S-Tech]


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By far, Virginia Tech's biggest test in the Big East and thus far this season was tonight in Blacksburg against the West Virginia Mountaineers...at least for two quarters.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Stee & Mike/Microwave;]


Mike Stevens joins us live from Lane Stadium with a definite tail of two halves. Mike
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[SUPER=06-Blacksburg; :00]


((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SUPER=34-Virginia Tech/48/West Virginia/20 ; 1:56]
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[OUT Q=...34 to 14"]
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[S-Cardinals]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mets]


The New York Mets and the St. Louis Cardinals are in the late innings of game two of the National League Championship Series. The Mets came into tonight up 1 game to none. Right now it's 4-3 in the in the 8th inning. New York went up 3-1. The Mets scored two runs in the first and Mike Piazza has two RBI's for the Mets.

[S-Yankees]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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[GRAPHIC=Yankees/Mariners]


The New York Yankees head into tonight's American League Championship series tied 1-1 with Seattle. The Yanks will put 19 and 9 pitcher Andy Pettitte on the mound against the Mariners.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="they have]
[SUPER=01-Andy Pettitte/Yankees Starter in Game Three; :00]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=.....earned runs"]
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[anchor=steve]
[graphic=Yankees/Mariners]


Seattle will start 17 and 10 pitcher Aaron Sele.

[S-Bassett]


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


Our Hometown Hoops Weekly camera travel down 220 last night for Piedmont District match up between Bassett and Laurel Park.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Bengals vs. Lancers; :00]


Lisa Black had her Bassett lady bengals chompin at the bit before this one.
In the fourth quarter Bassett's Shirley McCall takes matters into her own hands, steps up and nails the jumper and the lady Bengals were up 54-52.
[SUPER=34-Bassett/65/Laurel Park/54;] Laurel Park came back. Sheria Fountain passes to Patrice Kitt who scores the bu

cket to tie the game at 54 a piece.
But Bassett had the last word. McCall drives hard to the hoop and scores, Bassett wins 65-54.
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[S-Byrd]


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[VO-NAT WIPE TO #ENG!!!]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/Blue Demons vs. Terriers; :00]


Over in Vinton, William Byrd played host to Christiansburg in a Blue Ridge District match up.
The Lady Blue Demons looked sharp early. Watch Dionne Travis go inside to Leah Goodman, she rips rope on the turn around to give C-burg the 1 point lead in the first quarter.
[SUPER=34-William Byrd/39/Christiansburg/47;]Byrd comes right back. Nicole Bailey drives, then pops the ball out to

Lacole Board, she snaps the nylon from outside and the Lady Terriers were up by 2.
Then, Leslie Short gives the Bailey and she finishes underneath but Christiansburg wins 47-39.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-79]
[GRAPHIC=Express/Richmond]


The Roanoke Express opens the season tomorrow night at home against rival Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

Sources say Daniel Berthiaume will start in goal. he plays his best hockey against the Renegades. He also addressed Roanoke's winless pre-season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="i think]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Berthiaume/Express Goalie; :00]
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[OUT Q=....counting"]
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[VO-NAT]


Berthiaume should face off against Richmond goalie Maxime Gingras, a young talented net minder who idolized Bert when he was in the NHL. The respect is mutual.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="i think]
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[OUT Q=....both of us"]
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