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Coming up-
County supervisors say NAY to a horse stable near one school.
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Two firefighting pilots dead.. now one man is under arrest for murder.
Why running in a maze of MAIZE is the trend in one state.
Plus the fish weren't biting... they were JUMPING. We'll explain.
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[Anchor=Jean]


News 7 is up next.

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A California man tonight faces murder charges for the deaths of two pilots killed fighting a fire.
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((I CAN TELL YOU WE WILL PROSECUTE THOSE INVOLVED AS MUCH AS WE CAN PROSECUTE EM.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good evening...

[Wildfires]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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So far one suspect ... Frank Brady's been charged with murder.... and another man also be charged.
Officials are trying to see if the two are linked to an illegal drug lab in the woods where the fire started.
Meanwhile California firefighters are mourning the death of two of their own... pilots who died while fighting the fire.. John Blackstone has more.
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(( THE TWO AIR TANKERS THAT COLLIDED AND CRASHED INTO A CALIFORNIA HILLSIDE WERE ON A ROUTINE MISSION, IN A JOB WHERE "ROUTINE" CAN TURN SUDDENLY DEADLY.
NORM BENSON/CALIFORNIA DEPT OF FORESTRY: BLACKSTONE: IS IT A DANGEROUS THING TO BE DOING? BENSON: IT'S INCREDIBLY DANGEROUS. YOU KNOW, YOU'RE FLYING LOW, YOU'RE FLYING SLOW." AIR TANKERS LIKE THE TWO THAT COLLIDED ARE THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE AGAINST MANY WESTERN WILDFIRES. A DOZEN PLANES AT A TIME CAN BE SENT IN TO ATTACK A GROWING BLAZE. NORM BENSON: "HIT IT FAST, HIT IT HARD, GO HOME TO DINNER." BUT THAT'S NOT THE WAY IT HAPPENED YESTERDAY, FOR TWO EXPERIENCED PILOTS APPROACHING THE FIRE IN MENDOCINO COUNTY.

BOB VELLETTE/AIR TANKER PILOT: "THEY ARE -- UH - VERY PERSONAL FRIENDS, LOVELY PEOPLE, AND IT'S A DAMN SHAME." AS SAFETY INVESTIGATORS SEARCH FOR THE CAUSE, LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS ARE TREATING THE DEATHS AS A CRIME. FIFTY-YEAR-OLD FRANK BRADY, WHO LET HIS CAMPFIRE BURN OUT OF CONTROL, HAS BEEN BOOKED ON MURDER CHARGES.
THE DEATHS COME AT WHAT IS STILL THE BEGINNING OF WILDFIRE SEASON IN CALIFORNIA. AN 1800-ACRE BLAZE IN THE HILLS NORTH OF LOS ANGELES HAS DESTROYED ONE HOME AND THREATENED OTHERS -- AND EVERYONE BATTLING ON THE GROUND AND IN THE AIR .... "WHEW THAT WAS CLOSE" . . . HAS BEEN REMINDED OF THE RISK. DAVE DRISCOLL/ CALIF. DEPT OF FORESTRY "IT'S AFFECTING AIR TANKER PILOTS AND HELICOPTER PILOTS FROM ONE END OF THE STATE TO THE OTHER."))


[Gateway]


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Another sign of a weak economy.
Gateway is laying off a quarter of its global workforce... about 5-thousand employees.
750 of those layoffs will come from Hampton, when Gateway closes its customer service center there.
But a spokesman says the company will keep almost one-thousand manufacturing jobs in Tidewater.
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Gateway blames a poor market for personal computers.
It says the layoffs will save about 300 million dollars a year and give the company a unique competitive edge.
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[County-Supers]


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Three Roanoke County horses and the family that owns them are looking for greener pastures tonight.
The Board of Supervisors denied a special use permit for a private stable near Cave Spring High School.
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Joe Dashiell is at the County Administration Center tonight with more on a dispute that left neighbors on both sides of the fence.
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[Bedford-Phones]


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Telephone service is slowly being restored in Bedford County.
The county dispatch center says highway workers cut some phone lines by accident early this afternoon.
The affected area is west of the city of Bedford.
No word on when the problem will be fixed.

[Warner]


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Senator John Warner spent part of his day talking politics with Virginia coal miners.
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Warner encouraged miners in far southwest Virginia to support clean coal technology. He also talked about social security. Warner says tapping into social security is not the way to pay for other programs. He says the answer is to cut back on congressional spending.
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((SEN. JOHN WARNER/(R) VIRGINIA: I REALLY THINK THE FULL FAITH INTO THE US SYSTEM SHOULD GO INTO SOCIAL SECURITY, WHEN THOSE FUNDS COME IN, IF IT'S A SURPLUS, WE WANT IT ISOLATED TO HELP WITH THE FUTURE YEARS.))
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Tomorrow, Warner will be speaking with Republicans in Roanoke and Blacksburg. Next fall, Warner is expected to run for his fifth term in the U-S Senate.
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[Angeline]


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A Grayson County grand jury says there's enough evidence for a local woman to be tried for capital murder.
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[SUPER=03-Grayson Co.;]

58-year-old Betty Jean Angeline (An-juh-LINE) was indicted for capital and first degree murder for the shooting deaths of two Independence women. 59-year-old Linda McKnight and 62-year-old Glenda Jenkins were killed earlier this year. Police will not comment on the motive but say the three were friends. Angeline waived her right to a preliminary hearing last week and remains in the New River Valley jail awaiting a trial date. If convicted of capital murder she could face the death penalty.
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[Amherst-Escape]


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The search continues for an Amherst County teen who escaped from jail yesterday afternoon.
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[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Authorities say 19- year- old Jason Scott Owen slipped out of the jail's recreation yard through a door that had a broken lock.
Witnesses later spotted him in the Madison Heights area of the county, but he hasn't been seen since. [PRE-PRO mug w/car info]
Owen is believed to be traveling with a 17-year- old girl, driving a faded red, 1989 Ford Festiva with Virginia tags Y-E-Y-9-4-7-9.
Anyone with information should call the Amherst County sheriff's office.
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[Pot-Bust]


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Law enforcement's annual harvest of illegal marijuana has yielded several bumper crops in Amherst County.
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[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Air and ground crews spent most of the day searching spots where confidential tips indicated there might be marijuana growing.
By early afternoon, their efforts had turned up more than three dozen fully mature plants, each with a street value of about a thousand dollars.
No arrests were made, but authorities say their investigations continue.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The state police Drug Enforcement Division reports success in other parts of our area as well.
More than 17-hundred plants were discovered in Franklin, Montgomery, Botetourt, Pittsylvania, Floyd and Patrick Counties this summer.
Those plants are said to have a combined street value of one-point seven million dollars.
The seizures will result in six arrests.
The marijuana "eradication effort" peaks in the summer months, when the plants reach maturity and can be seen from the air.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still ahead on News 7, a small community in the New River Valley prepares to honor its veterans.
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And there's no question about his pitching ability, it's his age people want to know more about.
More on a big scandal in Little League next.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[Pitcher]


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He threw the first perfect game in the Little League World Series in 44 years.
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[VO-NAT]


But Danny (Al-mon-tay) Almonte may have also created one of the biggest scandals in the history of the event.
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((IAN THOMSEN/SENIOR WRITER, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED; PEOPLE WOULD LOOK AT HIM AND SAY HE CANNOT BE 12 YEARS OLD.))
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And according to a birth certificate obtained by Sports Illustrated -- he's not.
The birth date is April 7th, 1987 making Almonte 14 years old -- two years older than Little League allows.
But a separate birth certificate filed by his father just weeks before moving to the U-S shows he's 12.
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((STEPHEN KEENER/LITTLE LEAGUE INC. PRESIDENT; WE'VE ACTUALLY LOOKED INTO IT SEVERAL TIMES OVER THE COURSE OF THIS PROCESS AND EVERY TIME, THE ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED.))
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If the allegations are true, his entire Bronx, New York team could be stripped of its Little League charter.
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[Powerball]


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One couple who won the Powerball jackpot... say they plan to buy a new pickup, and maybe take in some racing.
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[SUPER=03-Saco, ME]


Erwin and Pat Wales of Maine collected their 41 million dollars today.
Pat Wales says she could not believe it when she saw the numbers.
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((PAT WALES: AND I JUST STARTED SHAKING AND CRYING AND TRYING TO WAKE HIM UP. I SAID ERWIN WE'VE WON THE POWERBALL.. HE SAID YEA AND HE GOES BACK TO SLEEP.))
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Erwin eventually did wake up... he says he wants to go to big racetracks with the winnings.
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Now only one winner has NOT come forward, the holder of the ticket purchased in Delaware.

[PA-Accident]


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An Altavista driver was one of two truckers to survive a fiery accident on an interstate in Pennsylvania last night.
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[VO-NAT]
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State police say three people died in that pile-up last night near Easton.
Dwayne McCormick of Altavista and Walter Whitfield of Rochester, New York, told a Pennsylvania newspaper that they had to stand by and watch a woman burn to death.
McCormick and Whitfield say they tried to rescue her but were driven back by the flames.
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[Vet-Memorial]


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After years of planning and work, a New River Valley community is just weeks away from unveiling a veterans memorial.

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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

Residents of the Sunnyside-Tom's Creek area of Montgomery County say some 90-veterans live in their community. All fought in one of the four major wars. Their names will be inscribed on a six-and-a-half foot centerpiece and two tier memorial located here on Glade Road.


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((ARCHIE MONTGOMERY/MEMORIAL ORGANIZER; I THINK PEOPLE WILL BE CURIOUS AND COME BY AND LOOK BUT ITS MAINLY FOR THE PEOPLE WE KNOW AND THE PEOPLE WE'VE KNOWN.)) ((RALPH WOODROW LONG/WWII VETERAN; TO ME IT MEANS PEOPLE CARE ABOUT US AND UH THEY WANT TO SHOW APPRECIATION, I THINK ITS A WONDERFUL THING MYSELF.))
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The memorial was made possible by private donations and money from the county. The official dedication is September 15th.
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Many parts of the country fight to host movie shoots.
But is a fight between two local groups keeping films out of Southwest Virginia?
Details next on News 7.
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And you can leave your rod and reel at home. We'll show you a fishing spot where all you'll need are your bare hands.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]


[Film-Office]


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Two local film offices are competing to put Southwest Virginia on the Big Screen.
Each predicts the other won't make the final cut.
Bootie Chewning
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

and Sandra Eubanks co-direct the Blue Ridge Southwest Virginia Film Office.
They formed the group with Camille (Lownds) Lownds, who resigned to start her own, citing professional differences.
Both film offices say they can bring more projects to the area like "Sommersby" that highlight the regions beauty and history.
They're fighting each other for the backing of local governments, so the state will send more films their way.
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((CAMILLE LOWNDS/VIRGINIA HIGHLANDS FILM OFFICE: WE WILL PREVAIL. WE GET UP AT 8 IN THE MORNING AND WE ARE OBSESSED. WE WILL MAKE IT WORK. ))
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((BOOTIE CHEWNING/BLUE RIDGE-SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA FILM OFFICE: I SEE, WE MAY BE ABLE TO TAKE TWO, BUT I DON'T THINK IT'S NECESSARY. MY ANSWER WOULD BE NO. BECAUSE WE WOULD BOTH BE STRIVING TO DO THE SAME THING AND WHY HAVE CONFLICT? ))
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So far, at least four local governments have endorsed Lownds, while Chewning and Eubanks say six have endorsed them.

[Wilderness-Area]


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A conservation group wants to create a 65-thousand-acre wilderness area in the George Washington National Forest along the Virginia-West Virginia border.
Virginians for Wilderness says the area would stretch from Pendleton County west Virginia to Highland and Augusta counties.
The proposal is still in the conceptual stage and is not yet being studied by the U-S Forest Service.

[Jumping-Fish]


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This location of this next story could be the easiest place to fish in the world.
In fact you don't even need bait.
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It's not a tall tale. At this spot on the Mississippi River the fish do all the work.
Robert Larkins first saw the fish two years ago.
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((ROBERT LARKINS, JR./FISHERMAN; WHEN THEY STARTED JUMPING IN, I GOT IN HIGH GEAR AND GOT OUT OF THERE. REPORTER; YOU'D NEVER SEEN FISH LIKE THESE BEFORE? LARKIN; NO, NEVER SEEN EM OR HEARD OF EM BEFORE UNTIL THAT TIME.))
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The fish are called Big-Head Carp. They were brought to the U-S from Taiwan in 1982 and escaped from a pond in Arkansas.
No one's really sure why the fish jump so much.
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[S-Extra]


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Girls basketball night at the fights, U.S. Open tennis and NASCAR tests a new bumper
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Green Bay, WI; :00]

But first our extra point. Green Bay Packer Nose Tackle Gilbert Brown put his extremely heavy weight to good use. Gilbert got weighed in cases of Campbell's Chunky soup at Lambeau Field. It took 31 cases to move the spoon. Campbell's will donate four thousand thirty cans of Chunky to a local food pantry.
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[S-Vikings]


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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-101 41:17]
[GRAPHIC=hometown Hoops]


A bunch of hometown hoops weekly teams hit the hard wood last night. Lets start with the group 2A state runners up in Northside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Highlanders vs. Vikings; :00]


The Vikings taking on Mr. Clean!!!!!! No that's actually Glenvar coach Bryan Harvey.
In the first half watch Sarah Frazier with the nice entry pass to Amanda Kite, she finishes for Glenvar.
To the second half. Jessica Wilkerson to Kantherin Heath to Corrie Feritta for two, nice ball movement. But it was 19-17 Glenvar.
[SUPER=33-Glenvar/44/Northside/37;]


Then, Northside's Meghan Myers makes the nice fake inside and hits the two to give the Vikings the lead.
But Kite rips rope on this shot from the corner, two of her 17, she also had 11 rebounds. And Glenvar beats Northside 44-37
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[S-Hoops]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT WIPE TO #ENG!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Daleville/Mustangs vs. Cavaliers; :00]


Over in Daleville, Lord Botetourt played host to Eastern Montgomery in the Lady Cavaliers tip off 2001 tournament.


Early in the first, Montgomery's Anne Ryan takes the rock from Catherine Childress and sinks it from outside.
Then, the Cavs Merideth Miller dumps it to Kristen Graham. She puts it off the glass for two. 15-13 Botetourt.
[SUPER=33-Lord Botetourt/40/Eastern Montgomery/36;]


The Mustangs answer, in the second half, knotted at 22 when Kristen Wood beats the defense down the floor for an easy bucket.
But the Cavs take the lead for good when Amber Graham rips rope from three point land. Cavs win 40-36.
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[S-Womack]


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Virginia all ACC running back Antwoine Womack will miss the next 7 to 9 weeks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Madison, WI/Saturday; :00]


Womack will undergo surgery to repair the high ankle sprain suffered against Wisconsin. The surgery will take place as soon as possible after the swelling in the ankle decreases.
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/2000 Season Opener vs. BYU;]


Last year's starter Arlen Harris was lost for a good portion of the season with a knee injury suffered in the season opener against BYU which opened the door for Womack. Harris should start against Richmond. Groh likes his progress.

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[S-Hokies]


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The Hokies and the Huskies, both start with the same letter, but the comparrisons stop there, MIke Stevens has more from Tech Media day.
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[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
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[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :24]
[SUPER=01-Jim Weaver/Va. Tech Athletic Director; :50]
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[SUPER=01-Jake Houseright/Virginia Tech Linebacker; 1:43]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]

(( The Hokies began game week preparations for Connecticut with a surprise addition. Defensive end Darrius Monroe who last year pleaded guilty to cocaine possession rejoined his teammates. Monday the charge against him was dismissed after he underwent a successful probationary period and even completed his bachelor degree requirements in four years time. ((FRANK BEAMER:)) ((JIM WEAVER:)) While Monroe gets a second chance, fans planning to attend this Saturday game will want to be right the first time when it comes to entering Lane Stadium. The South endzone construction is affecting pedestrian traffic flowing into the grandstands. ((JIM WEAVER:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((JAKE HOUSERIGHT:)) Houseright isn't the only one laughing. Tech is favored by 46 points. ((JAKE HOUSERIGHT:)) ((GRANT NOEL:)) One player who won't be in action this Saturday or the rest of the season is sophomore defensive tackle Kevin Lewis who will use this as redshirt season. In Blacksburg Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

[S-Charlie]


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Cleveland Indians manager Charlie Manuel did not manage tonights game against Boston due to abdominal surgery.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File; :00]

He'd been admitted to the Cleveland Clinic on Monday night after vomiting and feeling ill. The Cleveland Indians say Manuel is resting comfortably following surgery today to remove scar tissue from his colon. Part of his colon had been removed during spring training last year. The 57-year-old manager has a history of serious health problems.
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[S-Tennis]


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In tennis, defending champion Venus Williams is in the second round of the U-S Open after a 6-2, 6-3 victory over 17-year-old Lenka De-ho-POHL-seh-va(dih-hohl-POHL'-seh-vah).
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On the men's side, Andre Agassi cruised to a win yesterday and his counterpart, tenth-seeded Pete Sampras also advanced today, Pistol Pete wins in straight sets 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 over Julien Boutter (boo-TEHR').
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A Winston Cup car was sent into a wall at Lowe's Motor Speedway yesterday -- on purpose.
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Researchers tested out the energy-absorbing Humpy Bumper. All indications were that the test was a success, but the data still must be analyzed.
The bumper is designed to address concerns about the rigidity of the front of stock cars and the lack of any sort of bumper to absorb the energy from a crash.
By the way, it's called the 'Humpy Bumper' in honor of 'Humpy' Wheeler, the president of Lowes Motor Speedway.
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How would you like to weave your way through a maze of MAIZE....
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That's what visitors to Oklahoma are doing.
The maze is paying tribute to a road well traveled... it's in the shape of a route 66 logo..
It covers two and half miles through corn as high as nine feet.
This giant puzzle is one of many turning up in Oklahoma.
Farmers say the they hope the trend will help family farmers earn money and educate the public about agriculture.

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