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Coming up on News 7-
In a time of bad economic news... some good things to tell you about the economy in two counties tonight.
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NASCAR releases investigation results on Dale Earnhardt's death.
And no passing go.. and definitely no collecting any cash in McDonalds monopoly game.. The feds say it was rigged.


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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.


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A Ukrainian immigrant is still on the run.... but tonight police find the body of the man's three year old son.
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[SS=News 7 at Eleven]


Good evening...

[Sacramento]


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California authorities hoped that somehow the man's three year old son was still alive.... but that is not the case.
Nickolay (Sol-tice) Soltys fled with the toddler yesterday after police say he killed his wife and four other relatives.
Now, as Chris Lawrence reports, the toddler is dead and the father is still on the loose.
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[SUPER=01-Sgt. James Lewis/Sacramento Co. Sheriff's Dept.]
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((It took only a note scrawled on the back of a family photo to lead Sacramento police to a gruesome discovery.
(SOT: Sgt James Lewis/Sacramento County Sheriff Dept)

The three-year-old toddler --police say-- became the latest victim of his father-- Nikolay Soltys-- who also allegedly killed his pregnant wife and four other relatives. Investigators say Soltys attacked his wife Monday morning in their home. He then drove about 20 miles to a relatives' house --where they say --Soltys brutally slashed the throat of his aunt and uncle, then attacked and killed his two cousins. They were only 9 and ten years old. The 27 year old Soltys is an unemployed shoemaker from the Ukraine. He tried to join the Ukrainian army, but reportedly
was turned him down. Then he moved to the United States two years ago and lived in Binghamton New York as well as Sacramento. His wife had only recently joined him. Police say the crime scene was unforgettable.
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[Smith]


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A Roanoke man is off the hook for a fatal shooting in May
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18-year old Jonathan Martin Smith had been accused of killing Rashard "Ray-Ray" Bannister
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 23;]

at the intersection of Melrose Avenue and Forest Park Boulevard on May 22nd. Speaking through his attorney, Smith said he was being robbed by the 24-year old Bannister at the time of the shooting.
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[ANCHOR=JEan]
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Prosecutors admit there is some evidence to support that statement. They also say there's not ENOUGH evidence to present the case against Smith to a grand jury. Charges against Smith were dropped at a preliminary hearing this morning.

[Angeline]


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The woman Grayson County prosecutors say killed two of her neighbors made an appearance in court today.
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59-year-old Betty Jean Angeline waived her right to a preliminary hearing. The Independence woman faces first degree and capital murder charges for the shooting deaths of 59-year-old Linda McKnight and 62-year-old Glenda Jenkins. Both women were friends with Angeline and killed within a couple of months of each other earlier this year. A grand jury will now hear evidence and determine if there is enough for a trial.
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[Monty-911]


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There's a problem with 9-1-1 service in parts of Montgomery County.
Deputies say the service could be out for days in the Elliston and Ironto areas.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
In case of emergency, you should call 382-2951.
Again that's only in the Ironto and Elliston sections of Montgomery County.
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[Franklin-Business]


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In the last year-- Franklin County has lost some 800- jobs. But local officials are trying to launch a comeback. Teresa Hamilton reports on the latest company to bring new jobs to the area.
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(( Don and Jamie Pierce currently work out of their home in Boones Mill. But the couple is planning to expand their insurance business and say Franklin County was ready to meet their needs.
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((DON PIERCE/BUSINESS OWNER: WE'RE UP TO ABOUT EIGHT EMPLOYEES NOW AND WE'VE TAKEN WALLS OUT AND WE'RE BUSTING AT THE SEEMS AND NEEDED TO MAKE A MOVE QUICKLY.)) [RUNS10]
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The Pierces will move into the county's new TechStart Facility-- and plan to hire 40- to 50 sales and clerical workers over the next two years. Group Insurance Concepts Inc. currently matches consumers with insurance agents and brokers using the Internet.
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((THE HIGH SPEED INTERNET AND ADVANCED PHONE SYSTEMS WE NEEDED WERE A REAL PROBLEM FOR US AND THEY REALLY KICKED IN AND MADE THINGS HAPPEN FOR US VERY QUICKLY.)) [runs10]
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Franklin County is also hoping to attract another business. A company known as Miss Utility says it will locate in Rocky Mount if enough people express interest at an upcoming job fair.
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((RICHARD HUFF/FRANKLIN CO. ADMINISTRATOR: THESE ARE 100 VERY SOLID JOBS FOR OUR COMMUNITY. AGAIN, IT'S NOT A DONE DEAL SO THIS IS A CHANCE FOR THE COMMUNITY TO HELP THEMSELVES.))
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((TERESA HAMILTON/REPORTING: THE JOB FAIR WILL BE HELD SATURDAY HERE AT THE CATCE CENTER IN ROCKY MOUNT FROM NINE UNTIL NOON.)) [RUNS07]
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Miss Utility helps homeowners and contractors locate underground utility lines. County officials say the jobs would pay anywhere from eight fifty to 15 dollars an hour. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Rocky Mount.))

[KB-Toys]


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Good economic news in Pittsylvania County too. K-B Toys has doubled it's workforce in two weeks.
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K-B took over the old e-Toys facility on August 10th.
And people want the job. At a job fair last week .. nearly one thousand people applied for jobs ranging from managmeent to computer and technical assistants....
The distribution center hired 50 from that pool, and now has almost one hundred employees.
K-B will hire seventy more over the next two weeks.
The on-line toy retailer plans to start shipping toys from Blairs as early as next month.
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[Bassett]


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In nearby Henry County, the news is not so good.
Bassett Furniture will eliminate 250 to 300 jobs this fall.
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The company says it will close its chair plant and associated rough mill in Bassett late this fall.
Bassett Furniture says it will import occasional chairs and tables instead of making them in Henry County.
The company says its long-term health depends on shifting from just a maker of furniture .. to one that also imports and sells furniture.
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[Roanoke-Schools]


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The recent controversy over hiring practices in the Roanoke city schools has strained relations between city council and the school board.
Today, leaders of both groups said they hope the debate will bring positive changes.
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((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR: HOPEFULLY WE WILL CHANGE SOME POLICIES AND HOPEFULLY IT WILL ALL BE OVERCOME. NOW WHAT WE ARE FACED WITH, IT'S A LONG DRAWN OUT PROCESS. EITHER WE CHANGE POLICIES OR WE CHANGE PERSONNEL.))
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Mayor Smith says he was disappointed with the tone of Monday's joint meeting. He hopes to see additional review by the city auditor.
Meanwhile, School Board Chairman Sherman Lea (lee) says the school system IS trying to correct its mistakes, and will work with city council.
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((SHERMAN LEA/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT THE SCHOOL SYSTEM, NEITHER THE ADMINISTRATION NOR THE BOARD, WE'RE NOT TRYING TO HIDE ANYTHING. AND WE WELCOME INTERNAL AUDITING. THAT'S PART OF THE BUSINESS WE'RE IN AND MOST BUSINESSES DO THAT SO THAT HAS TO BE DONE. AND I FEEL CONFIDENT WE'LL CONTINUE TO HAVE THOSE AUDITS AND WE'RE GOING TO WORK THROUGH THIS.))
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Lea says he's hopeful that audit committee members from council and the school board can sit down together in an effort to resolve their differences.
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"Senator No" may say yes-- to retirement.
The latest on controversial and powerful Jesse Helms when News 7 returns.
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And if you didn't win a big prize in McDonald's monopoly contest, the government says you're not alone.
In fact, you never even had a chance... find out why next.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with some Redskins' news that is actually something will want to hear, by George. The Tech quarterbacks shine in the latest scrimmage. UVa appropriately promotes Craig Littlepage, Steve Mason checks in news from the Express, and we'll attempt to make some sense of the 324 page Earnhardt Investigation report, plus how would you like to party with Frank Beamer at his house. Details tonight on the Big 7.))[

McDonalds]


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McDonalds Monopoly game promises someone will win big.... but the FBI says the games were rigged.
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((THE MONOPOLY GAME AT MCDONALDS... BY LETTING YOU PICK YOUR OWN PRIZE.))
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But the FBI says you never had a chance to win a big prize.
According to the Justice Department at least eight people picked their prize illegally.
The group was reportedly headed by an employee of Simon Marketing- the company hired by McDonalds to oversee game promotions.
Ashcroft says they rigged games as far back as 1995 and made off with more than 13 million dollars in prizes.
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((JOHN ASHCROFT: THE GOVERNMENT IS CHARGING THAT A SIMON EMPLOYEE, JEROME JACOBSON EMBEZZLED THE WINNING HIGH VALUE GAME PIECES AND CONSPIRED TO HAVE INDIVIDUALS FRADULENTLY CLAIM TO BE THE WINNERS.))
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The FBI says McDonalds fully cooperated with the investigation and none of its employees was involved in the scam.

McDonalds has ended its relationship wtih Simon Marketing and is launching a new 10 million dollar instant giveaway game.
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[Helms]


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One of the country's most conservative Congressmen may be stepping down.
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Sources tell the Associated Press that North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms will NOT run for re-election in 2003.
Helms turns 80 later this year and has suffered from a variety of health problems in recent years.
Sources say he'll announce his retirement in a taped address tomorrow evening on a Raleigh T-V station.
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[Taylor]


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Whitey Taylor is making another bid for political office.
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[SUPER=403-Franklin Co./October 1999;]

In 1999, the owner of the Franklin County Speedway ran an UNsuccessful campaign against Delegate Allen Dudley. Today-- Taylor registered as an Independent. He'll once again face Republican Allen Dudley for the 9th House District Seat.
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[Debates]


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Republican Mark Earley wants up to nine more debates with Democrat Mark Warner.
The Warner campaign has agreed to only three more -- including ours.
W-D-B-J-7 is scheduled to host the final debate for governor on the evening of Sunday, October 7th.
It is the only agreed upon debate that will be carried on statewide T-V.
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[SUPER=403-White Sulphur Spr., WV/July 14;]


The pair met in July, in front of the Virginia Bar Association.
Today, Mark Earley told reporters by telephone that he thinks that debate left Mark Warner "shell- shocked."
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((MARK EARLEY/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: NOW HE WANTS TO LIMIT THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THE SUBSEQUENT DEBATES OCCUR SO THERE'S NOT STATEWIDE TV COVERAGE IN ALL THE MEDIA MARKETS OF HE AND I DEBATING. AND AGAIN, I THINK HE'S HIDING HIMSELF AS A CANDIDATE IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS OF THE ELECTION. ))
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The Warner campaign points out that our debate will be picked up on T-V stations in every media market.
They also say Warner will debate Earley as many times as Chuck Robb and George Allen debated last year -- and once more than Jim Gilmore and Don Beyer debated in 1997.

[Ice-Cream]


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Some ice cream sold at Food Lion stores in Virginia is being recalled.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
The company is recalling half-gallon packages of Food Lion Fudge Royale ice cream because it may contain peanuts or pieces of peanuts.
Food Lion says people who are allergic to peanuts risk a serious or life-threatening reaction if they eat the ice cream.
The ice cream comes in square half-gallon containers with the U-P-C number 3-5-8-2-6- 0-0-5-7-3 and a code date of 04- Twelve- 02.
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[Botetourt-Supervisors]


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The Botetourt County Board of Supervisors and school board are turning to a mediator to try to solve their differences.
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The two boards have been bickering since the county adopted a budget giving the schools less money than requested.

Supervisors say it's because state contributions fell dramatically... and the school board did not manage its money well.
The school board says it had to increase class sizes in the fourth and fifth grades and cut several programs.
Angry parents confronted supervisors with a petition asking for the reinstatement of fourth and fifth grade teachers.
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((WILLIAM LOOPE/BOARD CHAIRMAN: I'M SORRY THAT THIS HAS HAD TO COME TO A POINT OF MEDIATION BUT IT HAS. WE HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THE SCHOOL BOARD. ))
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Mediated talks between the boards should be finished by the end of the year.
The county says taxes may be increased next year to help solve the impasse.
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[Boty-Sheriff]


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Meanwhile, the County is solving a space crunch at its jail by building a new one.
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Supervisors approved the purchase of a three acre site near the General District Court building in Fincastle.
A family that lives on the land agreed to sell it for 240-thousand dollars.
The Sheriff says the jail, built in 1964, has been overcrowded and outdated for too long.
It's built for 38 inmates, but on some days has as many as 75.
Employees are also crowded.
Construction on the new jail and sheriff's office will start in two to three years.
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[Update-Monty-911]


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An update to a story we brought you earlier.
Montgomery County dispatchers say the 9-1-1 system is now working in the Elliston and Ironto sections of the county.
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Chantal moves out of one part of Mexico and bears down on another.
We'll have the latest...
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And he's making medical history, without a human heart.
We'll hear from him next.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Artificial-Heart]


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He is the only human being living withOUT a heart.. Robert Tools made his identity known today. He has the first fully implantable artificial heart- He told reporters why he wanted the heart.
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((ROBERT TOOLS/ARTIFICIAL HEART RECIPIENT: I ASKED FOR IT BECAUSE I HAD NO OTHER NO MORE CHANCES TO SURVIVE.))
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[Super=03-Louisville, KY;]


The former telephone worker has a two pound plastic and metal device inside his chest.. powered by a tiny rechargeable electric motor.
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((THE BIGGEST THING IS GETTING USED TO NOT HAVING A HEART BEAT. I HAVE A WHIRLING SOUND. I REALIZE I'M ALIVE BECAUSE I HEAR IT WITHOUT A STETHOSCOPE.))
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[vo-nat]
Tools is a diabetic- who would have died within a month without the device. He says death is inevitable but if you have a chance to extend life.. you take it and that's what he did.
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[Chantal]


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What was tropical Storm Chantal crossed the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico today-
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downing trees and causing flooding.
Chantal prompted many people to leave... or take cover.
When it crossed the region its winds had slowed to 60 miles an hour and the storm was expected to weaken as it crossed land.
Chantal could strengthen as it moves back over water.
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[Miami-Tornado]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SUPER=03-Miami, FL]


Tropical Storm (shon-tahl) Chantal has spawned a tornado that touched down near Miami today.
The afternoon tornado came spinning off from the same system as Chantal.
The storm brought nickel and dime sized hail- No reports of serious damage or injuries.
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[S-Extra]


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Finally, some good news for the Skins and Craig Littlepage, as well. Plus, some notes from the Express and the Earnhardt investigation are on the way. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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Ever wonder what it would be like to hang out with Frank Beamer at his own house! The enterprising Tech coach now has an auction item on his web site - BeamerBall dot com - that will let someone do just that. The highest bidder in the auction will get to bring three of his of her friends to Beamer's house after the UConn game on September first from 5pm to 6:30 and meet the coaching staff plus have a little food and drink. The minimum bid is $100 bucks.
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[S-Redskins]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Redskins, who have been absolutely pathetic this preseason finally got some good news and made a good move yesterday. First the good move - it's a month overdue, but the team finally signed free agent safety Keith Lyle. The former UVa great, who grew up in DC, arrived in camp yesterday afternoon and will likely become an instant starter.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA; :00]

As for the good news, Jeff George took part in team drills for the first time since July 31st and looked sharp. While he did not throw anything longer than 15 yards, his passes were crisp and he completed 7 out of 8 throws in the 7 on 7 drills. Still no word on whether or not George will play Friday night against the Browns.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-100 10223TC]
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The quarterbacks shined in yesterday's Tech scrimmage as Grant Noel threw two touchdowns and his newly crowned backup Bryan Randall tossed three TDs.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 1023] Saturday night you can learn more about these two guys and the whole Tech team with out half hour preseason special Tech 2001 a football odyssey at seven.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 1025] And right after that at 7:30 - we'll also devote 30 minutes to the Cavaliers with a "a season to Groh On" only on Your Hometown Station.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAHIC=HILLCATS/AVS]

On the diamond last night the Avalanche and Hillcats played the first of four games they'll meet in this week. Last night they were in the HIll City.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Avalanche vs. Hillcats; :00]

We pick it up in the bottom of the fifth, the Hillcats Ronnie Paulino smacks one past short and Manny Ravelo comes home from third and Lynchburg leads 4-to-2. In the 6th Salem would get something started as Choo Freeman gets a base hit to center field. Clint Barnes scores on the play from third and we're now tied at 4-all.
[SUPER=37-Salem/11/Lynchburg/7;]

Still in the 6th, Javier Colina hits one to center. Greg Catalanotte comes in and the Avalanche wins 11-to-7.
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[S-Dale]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[GRAPHIC=DALE INVESTIGATION]

This afternoon NASCAR released the findings of its six month investigation into the crash that killed Dale Earnhardt.
The report is 324 pages long and even includes an explanation of the global positioning of Earnhardt's body in the car.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :00]

A barrage of technical findings that no doubt sailed over the average fan's head were presented during a news conference in Atlanta that lasted nearly two hours. During the question and answer session - one of the chief experts admitted that no one thing killed Dale Earnhardt.


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Dr. Raddin and the others confirmed that Earnhardt's seat belt did break on impact with the wall and that his entire belt system was not installed the way the manufacturer recommended.
He concluded Earnhardt's life could have been spared - but ---
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[OUT Q=...IN OTHER CRASHES."]
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[vo nat con't] As far as other crashes that will occur in the future - NASCAR says starting next year it will install black boxes inside the cars to collect crash data. NASCAR also will have a full-time doctor travel with the circuit, but not a full-time medical staff as the drivers had wanted. Also, NASCAR says it will NOT make head and neck restraint devices mandatory.
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[OUT Q=...BAD OUTCOME TO IT."]
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Earnhardt's widow praised NASCAR for "its good faith effort."[S-UVA]


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UVa administrators did the right thing today by
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

taking the interim tag off of Craig Littlepage's title and making him the school's full-time athletic director. Littlepage, who is 50 years old, has been a part of the UVa athletic administration for over a decade, much of the time as Terry Holland's right hand man.
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[SUPER=01-Craig Littlepage/Named UVa Athletic Director; :00]
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[OUT Q=...THE UNIVERSITY."]
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[vo nat con't]
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Littlepage began his UVa career as an assistant basketball coach under Terry Holland coaching Cavalier hoops for 8 years. This appointment is the pinnacle for the University of Pennsylvania graduate.
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[OUT Q=...a monent."]

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