[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

You can buy home video of the Longwood College fire on a special CD-ROM... as freshmen arrive on campus.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Plus, the Hokies are returning to the roost and helping a huge freshman class leave the nest.
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[Sports-Head]


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


In sports, The Virginia Cavaliers will open their season tomorrow against Wisconsin NASCAR will honor Orioles infielder Cal Ripken.
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[VO-NAT]


And Jeff Green is the fastest at Bristol capturing the pole position for the Sharpie 500.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Kicking off the college move in weekend with a fabulous forecast. We'll explain coming up. [Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]
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[SOT 14:18:57]
[IN Q=It's probably fairly heart-wrenching]

((MARY JO STOCKTON/FARMVILLE.NET: IT'S PROBABLY FAIRLY HEART-WRENCHING FOR THEM TO SEE THE DESTRUCTION THAT WAS GOING ON THAT NIGHT.))
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[OUT Q=that was going on that night.]
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[VO-NAT :16]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Farmville-DOT-net's video of what they're calling the Great Fire of 2001 notwithstanding -- a whole new class of Longwood College students has shown up -- NOT even knowing what they're missing.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


We'll see where the college is in its recovery process as freshmen return.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.

[Longwood]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-shot]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-30 TC-1:26:20]


Three out of four dorms damaged by the inferno of April 24th are filling up with students.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-SHOT]


The Class of 2005 is the first of the Longwood student body to show up for the new school year.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=none]


And for them, the tragedy's NOT much more than a construction site to walk around.
Ellen Qualls has the story from Farmville.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The freshmen walk by with]
[SUPER=03-Farmville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Christine Lynch/Freshman; :07]
[SUPER=01-Michael May/Freshman from Bedford; :33]
[SUPER=04-farmville.net; :]
[SUPER=01-Mary Jo Stockton/farmville.net; :56]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Sercombe/Longwood P.R. Director; 1:23 ]
[SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:42 ]
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[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Farmville.]


(( The freshmen walk by with hardly a glance.
The barren earth at the center of the Longwood campus holds little meaning.
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((CHRISTINE LYNCH/FRESHMAN: I ACTUALLY NEVER SAW IT WHEN IT WAS BUILT... IT'S A LOSS, BUT I HADN'T SEEN IT BEFORE, SO--.))
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On their minds: issues like, who are their new friends? when will classes actually start?
With one dorm still under repair, another takes up the slack, sleeping three to a room, instead of two.
[sot tape 14:23:33 ]

((Cramming three together doesn't bother you? MICHAEL MAY/FRESHMAN FROM BEDFORD: CRAMMING TOGETHER DOESN'T BOTHER YOU? IT DOESN'T BOTHER ME ... AS LONG AS THEY'RE UNDERSTANDING.))
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The freshman don't know about what the college itself has labelled the Great Fire of 2001.
An amateur photographer for the website farmville-DOT-net captured the first video on April 24th.
They've made it into a CD-ROM they're selling for 12 dollars.
[sot tape 14:18:12 ]

((MARY JO STOCKTON/FARMVILLE.NET: WE CAME DOWN HERE THE NIGHT OF THE FIRE... AND THE PROCEEDS FROM THE CD ARE GOING TOWARD THE ROTUNDA FUND. ))
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But just four months after the devastation of the fire, Longwood College is contemplating becoming Longwood University.
[sot tape 14:14:10 ]

((DENNIS SERCOMBE/LONGWOOD PR DIRECTOR: THE CONCEPT IS OUT THERE... WHAT OUR ALUMNI THINK.))
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They will rebuild the Rotunda, and both Ruffner halls, from the original blueprints, found in a state archive in Richmond.
Adjacent Grainger Hall is still being evaluted by engineers to see if it can be renovated, or must be demolished and rebuilt.
[sot tape STANDUP 14:42:10 ]

((SO THE FRESHMAN DON'T REMEMBER THE ROTUNDA... ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, FARMVILLE.))
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[Va-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-20 TC-24:44]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]

The Commonwealth's largest university is welcoming its freshman class this week, and its the largest in Hokie history.
Virginia Tech officials say approximately 5-thousand are enrolled, 49-hundred are living on campus.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith /Rachel Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon is at the school and joins us with more on what is turning into a hectic moving day.
[LIVE=Rachel/FULL]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]
(rollcue ...will be moved in.)
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :11]
[SUPER=01-Josh Lafferty/VT Freshman; :23]
[SUPER=01-Edward Spencer/VT Student Affairs; :51]
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[OUT Q=FIRST HOME FOOTBALL GAME.]

((NATS Moving day can be tough.
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[SOT #2 :42:17:16 / :45:08:22 / :43:12 / ]
[IN Q=STRESSFUL, ]

((CHASE ASHTON/VT FRESHMAN, STRESSFUL, LAUGH. BETHANY DROWN; HECTIC, LAUGH. THERESA BACKHUS/VT SOPHMORE, IT WAS CRAZY, THERE IS SO MANY PEOPLE HERE.))
[OUT Q=SO MANY PEOPLE HERE ]

Josh Lafferty is one of 49-hundred freshman living on campus. He will spend his first year away from home in Prichard Hall, Tech's largest all-male dorm housing 11-hundred students.
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[SOT 15:56:21]
[IN Q=we pretty much]

((JOSH LAFFERTY/VT FRESHMAN; WE PRETTY MUCH JUST CARTED EVERYTHING UP AND SET IT WHEREVER IT WOULD FIT.))
[OUT Q=IT WOULD FIT.]

Like so many other newcomers on campus, the next few weeks will be spent settling in, meeting new people and learning the campus.
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[SOT 15:55:36] COVER
[IN Q=THIS IS PRETTY MUCH]

((THIS IS PRETTY MUCH MY FIRST TIME AWAY FROM HOME AWAY FROM MOM DAD AND THE FAMILY, ITS LIKE A TURNING POINT IN MY LIFE.))
[OUT Q=A TURNING POINT IN MY LIFE.]

nats walking Tech officials say there is plenty for Freshman to get
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[IN Q=]

(( ))
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The school had a higher acceptance rate then they could fit. A buyout program for on campus residents trimmed the numbers they needed to house but not the level of excitement on campus.
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[SOT 15:46:24]
[IN Q=you can look around]

((EDWARD SPENCER/ASST VP OF STUDENT AFFAIRS; YOU CAN LOOK AROUND AND YOU CAN SEE ALL TEH EPOEA DNM I CAN HEAR TEH MARHCING VIRGINIAS PRACTIVCING AND YOU KNWO YOUC AN HEAR TEH CADETS MARHCING AND PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO TEH FIRST HOME FOOTBALL GAME.))
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))
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

And not surpisingly it's Hokie football is one factor ttracted such high incoming numbers to Tech. Many of the Freshman we spoke with are looking forward to attending games and following the team this season. [RACHEL WILL CALL]

[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith / Rachel Microwave;][Mark-Warner]



[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC-1:37:38]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]

The Democrats' Candidate for Governor pledged today to mail out tax refunds out faster.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Roanoke]

Mark Warner was in Roanoke with Delegate Chip Woodrum, what Warner said was his 33rd- -"or so"- -appearance here this year. They invited reporters to Lee Plaza to talk about late state-income tax refunds.
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[SOT 15:04:30]
[IN Q=The state requires]

((MARK WATNER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: THE STATE REQUIRES TAXPAYERS TO PAY ON TIME. IT THEREFORE HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO ISSUE REFUND CHECKS ON TIME AS WELL, TOO. I'LL SAY ONE THING: WHEN I'M ELECTED GOVERNOR, TAX REFUNDS WILL BE PAID ON TIME.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner]
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[OUT Q=paid on time.]
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[VO-NAT]

Warner and Woodrum displayed a Senate Finance committee chart that shows most refunds were paid by the end of the fiscal year throughout the 90's. Last year and this year more than 70-million dollars worth of refunds were still due the taxpayers in July.
Woodrum intends to re-introduce a bill that requires the state to pay interest on tax refunds within 30 days rather than 60 days as the law stands now.
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[Roanoke-River]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-29 TC-1:14:43]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Just how healthy is the Roanoke River?
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[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

That question and others are being answered this weekend at the third annual Upper Roanoke River Roundtable Watershed Conference. The event got underway at Virginia's Explore Park this morning.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The two day conference consists of presentations and workshops designed to educate people about issues facing the river. Water QUALITY is just one of the concerns.
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[SOT 1:20-1:30]
[IN Q=But water quantity is now becoming...]
[SUPER=01-Bill Modica/Blue Ridge Environmental Network;]

((BILL MODICA/BLUE RIDGE ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK: BUT WATER QUANTITY IS NOW BECOMING A ISSUE, AS WELL, AND AS MORE AND MORE PEOPLE DRAW WATER FROM THE RIVER AND DECREASE THE FLOW, THAT ALSO HAS AN IMPACT ON THE RIVER AND ON THE VALLEY.))


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[OUT Q=on the river and on the valley.]
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[VO-NAT]

The conference will run through tomorrow. Also, concerned citizens can join the Watershed Conservation Roundtable, a group that will meet and discuss the waterway throughout the year.
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[TAKE PHONE # FS]

For more information contact the Roanoke Watershed at (434) 372-2191.
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[DEQ-Education]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Meanwhile, education will now be part of the job at the Department of Environmental Quality.
Governor Gilmore announced the creation of the Office for Environmental Education yesterday.
Five educators in the department will teach children and adults how to take care of their natural surroundings.



[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]

Still to come on News 7 at 6, Floyd County deputies say they made a multi-million dollar drug bust, we'll have details in just a minute...
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

and also, the Virginia Tech football team is getting ready to tackle Connecticut, but Lane Stadium is getting a touch up, before the Hokies first touchdown.
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[Floyd-Pot]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-SHOT]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC-51:40]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Authorities have made what they call a major drug bust in Patrick and Floyd Counties.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-shot]
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.]


A helicopter located several marijuana fields today on the side of Tuggles Gap Mountain.
It was part of the counties' annual eradication program.
So far deputies have found more than a thousand plants.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=01-David Hubbard/Patrick Co. Sheriff;]
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[OUT Q=today so far.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities say they have several suspects but would not elaborate.
This area is popular for marijuana growing.
Several years ago, deputies found seven-THOUSAND plants in the same area.
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[Church-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC - 1:36:34]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Members of a Roanoke church are giving thanks tonight for the quick work of firefighters.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


They responded to Calvary Baptist Church this morning after a secretary smelled smoke, and discovered the fire in a conference room near the church office.
The first engine company to respond was just a block away, and firefighters were able to take care of the electrical fire quickly.
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[SOT 01:34]
[IN Q=We had some contractors]

((RICK TROUTT/BATTALION CHIEF: WE HAD SOME CONTRACTORS WORKING ON THE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM. EVIDENTLY A WIRE SHORTED OUT IN A PIECE OF CONDUIT GOING TO A THERMOSTAT ON THE SECOND FLOOR AND CAUSED A LITTLE FIRE RIGHT BEHIND THE THERMOSTAT. WE HAD TO TEAR OUT A SMALL SECTION OF THE WALL, JUST EXTINGUISHED IT WITH A HAND FIRE EXTINGUISHER.))
[SUPER=01-Rick Troutt/Battalion Chief]
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[OUT Q=with a hand fire extinguisher.]
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[VO-NAT]


Smoke spread through part of the building, but firefighters say the damage was NOT extensive.
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[Storm-Damage]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-32 TC-1:14:38]
[GRAPHIC=Severe Weather]


Only about 17 American Electric Power customers in Southwest Virginia are still without service after last night's storm.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


These downed trees and power lines in the Brambleton Court area of Roanoke County are to blame.
Crews are still working to restore power.
Next door, a wind-blown tree just missed crashing into a nearby house.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This particular outage right]

((TODD BURNS/AEP: THIS PARTICULAR OUTAGE RIGHT THERE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MOST OF IT. AS YOU CAN SEE THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF TREE MANAGE, TOPS OF TREES HAVE FALLEN. IN TURN, THEY TOOK OUT THE POWER LINES, BROKE THE POLES. IT TAKES A LITTLE LONGER THAN USUAL TO RESTORE SERVICE.))
[SUPER=01-Todd Burns/American Electric Power]
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[OUT Q=to restore service.]
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[VO-NAT]


Dozens of old trees in South Roanoke are still scattered across the area.
One blocked traffic on White Oak Road for most of the afternoon.
The scene was similar on Brambleton Avenue at the Shenandoah Life building.
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[Powerball]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Powerball]

The mega-jackpot for the Powerball lottery is drawing strong sales, but if you plan to travel to West Virginia to try your odds, you may be out of luck. The fever there is so strong that some retailers may shut down their terminals during high-traffic times. Others stores have been limiting plays to ten a person to cut down on the long lines. Tomorrow night's jackpot is wort

h nearly 300 million dollars.[Lane Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC-51:00]
[GRAPHIC=VT Football]


While students are busy moving in, crews at Lane Stadium are cleaning out.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

A group of four from Streamline Pressure Washing is cleaning the stands in preparation for the football season. The job is expected to take 10-days to complete, with officials expecting some work days lasting into the night. The process is longer than usual because of all the construction within the stadium. Hoses with high pressure air deliver water to clear off debris and dirt. The cleaning is done on an annual basis.
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-104]
[GRAPHIC=wisconsin/UVa]


it's time to shut up and play football for the Virginia Cavaliers. They battle Wisconsin tomorrow in the Eddie Robinson Classic at 2pm. Steve Mason has some famous last words.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Barry Alvarez/Wisconsin Head Coach; :21]
[SUPER=03-Madison, WI; :38]
[SUPER=01-Antwoine Womack/UVa Senior Tailback; :45]
[SUPER=01-Bryson Spinner/UVa Quarterback; :54]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Coach; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Angelo Crowell/UVa Linebacker; 1:32]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:42]
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[OUT Q=...news 7 sports"]
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((It is no secret, the Badgers focus as fars as the Uva offense goes is number one, Antwoine Womack. ((:))
Womack also respects Wisconsin, espically the Badgers defense, which is known for being quite stingy when it comes to allowing touchdowns. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) Virginia's defense takes on a quarterback in Brooks Bollinger who passed for 1, 479 yards last season. Add junior receiver Lee Evans, who averaged a wopping 19.2 yards a catch a season ago, and the wahoos have some work to do.)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:))

[S-Deeds]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-101 3805TC]
[GRAPHIC=JMU]

Last year at this time, Cave Spring graduate John Michael Deeds was getting ready for his first season of high school football, now the JMU freshman is preparing for his first major surgery.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Harrisonburg; :00]

Deeds injured his right knee back on August 16th, and doctors have finally determined that he has some loose cartilage in the knee and will need arthroscopic surgery this coming Tuesday. He'll be back in four weeks, but likely will use this year as a redshirt season to learn as much as possible.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I think...]
[SUPER=01-Mickey Matthews/JMU Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Michael Deeds/JMU Freshman; :14]
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[OUT Q=...THIS YEAR."]
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-97 (56:28)]
[GRAPHIC=Bristol Logo]


The Winston Cup Stars were in Bristol this afternoon qualifying for the Sharpie 500.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bristol, TN/CNN-SI; :]


Jeff Green, A favorite on the Busch Circuit, captured the first Bud Pole of his career today at Bristol. He turned in a speed of 123 point 674 miles per hour on the fast half mile oval.
Mike Skinner will start second but Stacy Compton from Grit was the last car out and he failed to make the field.
Here's a look at the starting grid.
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[SUPER=0107-6. Jeff Gordon//7. Dale Jarrett//8. Kevin Harvick//9. Rusty Wallace//10. Todd Bodine//;]
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[SUPER=0107-11. Ken Schrader//12. Jerry Nadeau//13. Geoffrey Bodine//14. Ward Burton//15. Bobby Hamilton//;]
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[SUPER=0107-16. Bobby Labonte//17. Sterling Marlin//18. Tony Stewart//19. Robert Pressley//20. Brett Bodine//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Terry Labonte//22. Jeff Burton//23. Jimmy Spencer//24. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//25. Kevin Lepage//;]
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[SUPER=0107-26. Kurt Busch//27. Mike Wallace//28. Dave Blaney//29. Johnny Benson//30. Jeremy Mayfield//;]
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[SUPER=0107-31. Mark Martin//32. Rick Mast//33. Andy Houston//34. Casey Atwood//35. Bill Elliott//;]
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