[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A Bedford County teen wanted his freedom.
But his plan to escape his parents could end with him locked up for life.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Plus, money talks. But whose cash will speak louder when it comes to merging with Wachovia?
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


In sports, Mike Stevens will join us from Redskins training camp, former Skins fullback Larry Centers is the focus in Buffalo, highlights from last night's golf showcase
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[VO-NAT]

with Tiger and company and Rockbridge Bath's Rick Mast has a new Winston Cup ride.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Some late July gully washers in the short term forecast. Details and the 7 day planner coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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[SOT 21:19:31]
[IN Q=And he just opened the door]

((AND HE JUST OPENED THE DOOR. AND I SAW A FLASH AND I HEARD THE SOUND OF THE GUN AND HE FELL. HE JUST FELL RIGHT THERE AT THE DOOR.))
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=just fell right there at the door.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A Bedford County woman recounts her husband's murder...
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

as her stepson pleads guilty in circuit court.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Martinez]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC30:17]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


17- year- old Eric Martinez (MAR-tin-nez) told friends and investigators he wanted to be free of his parents' control.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Today in a Bedford County courtroom,
[ANCHOR=Shannon ]
[SS=None]

he admitted killing his father and attempting to kill his stepmother last December.
Joe Dashiell reports Martinez now faces the prospect of life in prison.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Facing charges]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=04-December 6, 2000; :16]
[SUPER=01-Dawn Martinez/Defendant's Stepmother; :23]
[SUPER=01-Randy Krantz/Prosecutor; :50]
[SUPER=@Joe2; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Bedford County]


((Facing charges including first degree murder and attempted capital murder, Eric Martinez showed little emotion as he answered the judge's questions and offered guilty pleas.
His stepmother provided tearful testimony, as she described what happened at their home on Johnson Mountain Road.
She watched as the 17- year- old shot his father at the bedroom door, and then turned the rifle toward her.
[SOT 21:20:37]
[IN Q=Eric came in]

((DAWN MARTINEZ/DEFENDANT'S STEPMOTHER: ERIC CAME IN AND HE TURNED ON THE LIGHT, POINTED THE GUN AT ME AND HE SHOT AT ME. WHILE YOU WERE LYING IN BED? YESSIR.))
[RUNS= :10]
[OUT Q=yessir.]


Prosecutor Randy Krantz says Eric Martinez told others he wanted his parents out of his life. He had planned the killing, and had discussed it with friends. There was no deal in exchange for his guilty pleas.
[SOT 13:47:15]
[IN Q=He said he did it]

((RANDY KRANTZ/PROSECUTOR: HE SAID HE DID IT BECAUSE HE WANTED TO BE FREE. HE DIDN'T WANT HIS PARENTS TELLING HIM WHAT TO DO. THAT'S WHAT HE TOLD HIS FRIENDS WHEN HE PLANNED THE MURDERS AND ENLISTED THEIR AID. THAT'S WHAT HE TOLD DAWN MARTINEZ AS THEY STRUGGLED OVER THE GUN. AND THAT'S WHAT HE TOLD THE FORENSIC THERAPIST THAT INTERVIEWED HIM AT THE DETENTION CENTER.))
[RUNS= :20]
[OUT Q=at the detention center.]


Martinez will now face the prospect of life in prison when he is sentenced later this fall.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Bedford County))

[Powell]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-30 TC1:08:17]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

Glenn Dexter Powell insists he didn't kidnap anyone. Though that's what he's charged with, Powell testified today that his estranged wife, Kimberly Powell could have left anytime... as long as she didn't take the children with her.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-]

She testified yesterday that Glen Powell arrived at her mother's home in Salem with a loaded 9-millimeter pistol, threatening to kill her and her step father. Powell testified today that he "didn't go in there and pull a gun on anyone." He said the pistol remained in a pouch and they would not have seen it.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

When the judge asked Powell why he cut the phone wires before going in the house, Powell said it was something he'd seen on "MacGyver," the A-B-C television series that aired in the late 80's. The case is expected to go to the jury tomorrow.

[Flood-Hotline]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-29 TC50:06]
[GRAPHIC=Flood Relief]

Flood victims in Southwest Virginia are getting help from the state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Smyth Co./Yesterday]

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management has set up a toll-free hotline to accept financial donations for flood victims in Southwest Virginia. The number is 1-877-245-5513. The hotline will be staffed Monday through Friday from 8:15 to 5. You can leave a message after hours. Donations will be distributed in nine counties including that were recently hit by flood waters. Governor Jim Gilmore is also asking for federal assistance.
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[Elizabeth-Arden]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC41:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Employees say layoffs could be looming at Elizabeth Arden.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The plant in Roanoke was sold to a New Jersey-based cosmetics firm.
Employees say they spent today and yesterday in meetings regarding possible layoffs.
No word yet on how many.
Sources say some employees have been given the option to rejoin the production facility by becoming part of the Manpower employment agency.
Many of the Elizabeth Arden employees at the facility are already contracted through Manpower.
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[Wachovia-FU]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-25 TC1:30:05]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


First Union shareholders said today they DEFINITELY want to marry Wachovia.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


But SunTrust shareholders want to marry Wachovia, too.
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Now it's up to Wachovia shareholders to decide who's the best suitor.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith and Jennifer/MB Set;]


Business reporter Jennifer Miele is in our studio tonight to explain the love triangle. [***Wachovia MB GRAPHIC***]
[LIVE=Jennifer /FULL MB SET]
[SUPER=@jennifer1]


Keith it's more like a love-hate triangle .... the advertisements these banks have come up with are harsh even by hostile takeover standards... even the banks say so.
Yet neither bank is willing to give up the fight.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a billion dollar]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=JM News 7, Roanoke.]

(( It's a billion dollar battle over a bank, and the front lines are in YOUR living room.
[SOT]

[tc: ] ((HEY LINDA, WHEN YOU EXPANDED THIS RESTAURANT, DI D YOU EVER CHANGE THE RECIPE FOR YOUR APPLE PIE? NO. THE STRENGTH AND SPIRIT OF WACHOVIA AND FIRST UNION.)) [RUNS10]
Go ahead and try to change the station.
Think you can get away? Don't bank on it.
[SOT]

[RADIO COMMERCIAL: tc:00:31:41] ((DROP INTO ANY SUN TRUST BANK AND WHEN THEY ASK, HOW CAN WE HELP YOU? TELL THEM. SEE WHAT HAPPENS. BET YOU IT'LL BE A LOT MORE THAN YOU'VE GOTTEN FROM YOUR BANK LATELY.)) [RUNS10]
Friday is "V" day. Thousands of Wachovia shareholders will VOTE either FOR or AGAINST a merger with First Union.
SunTrust officials say First Union's offer is way too low, and that's the word they are trying to get out.
[SOT]

((CRAIG KELLY/SUNTRUST: THIS ISN'T TYPICAL FOR HOW WE WOULD ADVERTISE OR THE KINDS OF MESSAGES WE'D HAVE, BUT IT'S UNIQUE TO THE KIND OF SITUATION WE FIND OURSELVES IN.)) [RUNS09]
None of the banks would say how much they're spending on advertising.
But Wachovia says the ads were well worth the money.
[SOT WACHOVIA: 00:07:44]

((JIM CHERRY/WACHOVIA: WE ARE GETTING WONDERFUL MARKETING AND ADVERTISING AND ACTUALLY HAVE PEOPLE COMING INTO OUR OFFICES WITH AD IN HAND TO DO BUSINESS WITH US.)) [RUNS10]
Different ads have targeted different markets. After the "Wachovia apple pie" showed up in the Carolina's, SunTrust did its best to bake it.
[SOT]

[00:06:06] ((WE FELT THAT PEOPLE NEEDED TO KNOW PERHAPS WHAT SOME OF THE INGREDIENTS WERE IN THAT PIE. )) [RUNS04]
Either way, the recipe is a secret, at least until Friday.
JM News 7 Roanoke. ))

[Steak-Ale]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=501-07 TC26:58]
[GRAPHIC=Steak & Ale]


Steak and Ale in Roanoke County served its last meal last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Managers began cleaning out the restaurant today.
Company officials say the business was under-performing.
Metro Media Restaurant group says all 100 Steak and Ale's in existence are being looked at to determine which ones aren't meeting sales expectations.
Officials say this particular Steak and Ale's financial situation wasn't helped by a food- poisoning incident there in March last year.
Metro Media also owns Bennigans, Ponderosa and Bonanza.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


It's a classic movie on a huge screen.
The catch is, you have to watch it in someone's backyard.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


We'll tell you how you can check it out a little later on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=2-Shot]


And local health departments go in search of mosquitos and the West Nile Virus.
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[West-Nile]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC1:08:09]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Health officials predict the West Nile Virus could hit the Roanoke Valley in the next year or so.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


That's why they're tracking the mosquito -borne illness as it heads down the east coast.
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[VO-NAT :12]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


16-year-old David Guynn (Gwen) has been hired by the Health Department to collect data on mosquito larva.
He goes out almost everyday to find places where they might breed.
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[SOT5:47:13]
[IN Q=It's going to come here]

((DAVID GUYNN: IT'S GOING TO COME HERE, WE'RE ALL PRETTY CERTAIN ABOUT THAT. IF IT DOES COME HERE THEY'RE GOING NEED EVER BIT OF INFORMATION I GET ABOUT WHERE THE MOSQUITOS LIVE IN ORDER TO FIGHT THE VIRUS))
[SUPER=07-David Guynn]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=to fight the virus]
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[VO-NAT:17]
[SUPER=03-Prince Edward Co./Last Year]


Last year, seven crows tested positive for the virus in Virginia. Only one crow has tested positive this year. It was found in Alexandria.
Health officials are asking for the public's help in monitoring the birds --they say report dead crows, blue jays or raptor-type birds.
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[Warner-Ad]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC26:50]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


Get ready for a whole new wave of Mark Warner ads.
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[VO-NAT :14]


The Democrat says he will run T-V ads in all six media markets around Virginia from now until election day.
[SUPER=403-Richmond;]


Republican Mark Earley says he's NOT worried.
Earley says his campaign will raise enough money to get his message out.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=You can't buy something]
[sot tape 12:35:10 ]

((MARK EARLEY/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: YOU CAN'T BUY SOMETHING UNLESS YOU THINK PEOPLE ARE SELLING SOMETHING AND I DON'T THINK VIRGINIANS ARE GONNA SELL THE GOVERNOR'S MANSION. IT'S GONNA BE MORE ABOUT IDEAS AND VALUES THAN IT IS ABOUT MONEY.))
[sot tape 11:23:58 ]

((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: YOU ABSOLUTELY CAN BUY ELECTIONS. VOTERS CAN BE BOUGHT. VOTERS DON'T PAY ENOUGH ATTENTION NOT TO BE BOUGHT.))
[SUPER=@Earley; :00]
[SUPER=401-Larry Sabato/UVA Political Analyst; :14]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=enough attention not to be bought.]
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[VO-NAT :15]


Sabato says the high-tech multimillionaire won't spend anywhere near the 63 million dollars of his own money New Jersey Senator John Corzine spent last year.
Warner's donated just under 800 thousand dollars to his own campaign this year.
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[Voting]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-22 TC1:47:12]
[GRAPHIC=Voting]


Touch screens, buttons, closed circuit computers, voting receipts.
Virginia voting officials saw it all today -- except the dreaded butterfly ballot.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When you, it's actually...]
[sot tape 11:49:02 ]

((STEVE SHAMO/VOTING MACHINE VENDOR: WHEN YOU, IT'S ACTUALLY ... WITH A TOUCH SCREEN... DAMAGING THE EQUIPMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Shamo/Voting Machine Vendor;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=damaging the equipment.]
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[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; ]


The State Board of Elections organized a mini-trade show to let local election officials see the very latest in technology.
There's even a machine that prints a receipt to let you check later to make sure your vote was counted.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't see an]
[sot tape 11:41:28 ]

((CAMERON QUINN/VIRGINIA BOARD OF ELECTIONS: I DON'T SEE AN IDEA THAT THE STATE IS GONNA BUY ONE PIECE OF VOTING EQUIPMENT...TO ENCOURAGE LOCALTIES TO GO TO NEW EQUIPMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Cameron Quinn/State Board of Elections;]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=to go to new equipment.]
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[VO-NAT :12]


While Virginia election officials checked out their options, President Bush received a report on voting reforms today in Washington, from a commission headed by former Presidents Ford and Carter.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Stocks ended the final trading day of July with a move up. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/121.09/10522.81/x/9.30/2027.14;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The Dow gained 121 points while Nasdaq added nine.
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[VO]
[SUPER=271-h/0.30/45.00/i/0.03/20.21/h/0.07/63.62/h/0.16/25.75/h/0.59/9.29;]
[SUPER=272-h/0.05/60.49/h/0.13/35.40/h/0.15/47.86/i/0.10/43.50/h/0.47/45.95;]
[SUPER=273-h/0.32/26.36/i/0.15/20.12/i/0.13/9.30/h/1.83/45.50/i/0.01/16.42;]
[SUPER=274-h/0.11/69.25/h/1.31/68.48/i/1.87/54.15/h/0.39/71.10/h/0.02/55.90;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]

[Big-Screen]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC29:15]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

A film treasure is being showcased this weekend on a Floyd County couple's treasured belonging.
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]

John and Mary Peluso consider movies their hobby and have acquired a unique film projector.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=None]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has the details on how they plan to use it to entertain others...for free.

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[SOT]
[IN Q= Nats "THIS IS THE OLDEST"]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Peluso/Festival Host; :12]
[SUPER=01-Mary Peluso/Festival Host; :37]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; :43]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Floyd County.]

(([Nats film rolling tc 31:35:08 cover with sound right before - pull up bite] tc :30:04:12 [ "THIS IS THE OLDEST 70 MILLIMETER THEATER IN VIRGINIA."] And it belongs to John and Mary Peluso. The Floyd County couple bought the system from a Chicago theater.
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[SOT 26:39:08]
[IN Q=THEY TOOK]

((JOHN PELUSO/FESTIVAL HOST; THEY TOOK THIS EQUIPMENT OUT WHEN THEY CONVERTED TO MULTIPLEX.))
[OUT Q=MULTIPLEX.]

So the purchase was a steal. Now the couple is sharing their love of movies with the public this Saturday. [tc 37:31:18 pulling up screen]
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[SOT 22:56:15] (COVER)
[IN Q=were gonna]

((WERE GONNA SHOW LAWRENCE OF ARABIA ON THIS SCREEN. ))
[OUT Q=ON THIE SCREEN]

The viewing of the three and half hour classic is free. The Peluso's hope their now empty lawn will be full of spectators.
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[SOT :27:50:01]
[IN Q=its one of the ]

((ITS PROBABLY ONE OF THE 10 BEST FILMS EVER MADE.))
[OUT Q=MADE ]
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[SOT 23:37:03]
[IN Q=we love]

((MARY PELUSO/FESTIVAL WE LOVE MOVIES AND WE LIKE LIVING HERE AND ITS A NICE SETTING TO DO THIS.))
[OUT Q=TO DO THIS]

This will be the third year for the outdoor film festival. Previous films were The Fugitive and Men in Black.
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[SOT 24:54:29]
[IN Q=we got a ]

((WE GOT LOTS OF POSITIVE FEEDBACK ABOUT IT THIS IS SUCH A NICE THING TO DO. ))
[OUT Q=THING TO DO.]

They have a friend from Chicago to thank for giving them the festival idea and helping to make it happen.
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[SOT 26:07:28]
[IN Q=our friend]

((JOHN PELUSO/FESTIVAL HOST; OUR FRIEND JAMES BOND IS BRINGING A LARGE PLATTER UNIT, His name is James Bond? JAMES BOND YES.))
[OUT Q=JAMES BOND YES.]

No, not that James Bond. Next year, Hitchcock may hit the screen. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Floyd County.))

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Rick Mast has a new Winston Cup ride, a new 94 million dollar deal for Vince Carter? Maybe and words from former Redskin Larry Centers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="and I'm Mike Stevens]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=.....later in sports"]
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[S-Redskins]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-98]
[GRAPHIC=redskins trianing camp]


The Redskins top two draft picks remain no shows at training camp, but once they finally arrive, it won't take them long to figure out who is calling the shot. Mike Stevens and photographer Scott Ayers have more from Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=@Mike1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Marty Schottenheimer/Redskins Head Coach; :17]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA; :49]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Smith/17th Year in the NFL; 1:40]
[RUNS=2:17]
[OUT Q=...News 7 sports"]
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[S-Centers]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-105]
[GRAPHIC=Bills]


A former Redskin is now the center of attention for the Buffalo Bills offense.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Syracuse, NY; :00]


Fullback Larry Centers plays a key role in the Bills west coast offense. Centers racked up 600 receiving yards in Washington last season and knows Buffalo's attack will be affective once the quarterbacks learn the ins and outs of it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="once]
[SUPER=01-Larry Centers/Bills Fullback; :03]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=.....help us tremendously"]
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[S-Mast]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-102]
[GRAPHIC=Rick Mast]


Three's a charm for Rick Mast. Today he became the third driver to take the wheel for the Eel River Racing team's Winston Cup ride.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-]

Mast, who has driven all of this season in the number 50 Midwest Transit Chevrolet, will drive the number 27 Duke's Mayonnaise Pontiac for the remainder of the season. The ride was recently vacated by Kenny Wallace. Mast took over the car this past weekend at Pocono. He will qualify the 27 car Friday at Indy for the Brickyard 400. Mast has competed in only nine races this season and is currently 46th in points.
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[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-104]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


A few NBA notes. The Toronto Raptors say they are close to finalizing a long term deal with star Vince Carter.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]


Toronto newspapers report the high flying Carter is close to signing a six year contract extension worth somewhere in the neighborhood of 94 million dollars.
The Celtics Paul Pierce has agreed to a six year contract extension with Boston. The deal takes effect after next season and will pay Pierce 85 million plus.
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[SML-Chicken]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-35 TC39:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


A Rocky Mount man is one-thousand dollars richer for naming a controversial chicken at Smith Mountain Lake.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape;]


The name "Freedom" was drawn at random from more than 800 entries in the "Name the Chicken" Contest.
Perry Reece from Rocky Mount sent the winning entry in in. (------------)