[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Shannon]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#]
[GRAPHIC=]


Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

Fire destroys part of a business in Bedford this evening. Fleetwood Homes' office caught fire around 5:30. No one was injured. Fungus is found in another school - officials say the problem SHOULD be fixed before classes resume. And Bob Hope is in the hospital.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

News 7 is next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]



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[SOT 20:09:47-20:09:53]
[IN Q=He's responding well to therapy...]

((HE'S RESPONDING WELL TO THERAPY, HIS CONDITION HAS IMPROVED AND HE IS STABLE AT THIS TIME.))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=stable at this time.]
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[VO-NAT]

Bob Hope's physician says treatment for a mild case of pneumonia appears to be working and that the comedian is back to his old self.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good Evening, I'm Shannon Young.
Jean is off tonight.

[Hope]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bob Hope]

The doctor to funny man Bob Hope says the entertainer could be out of the hospital in a few days. The 98-year old Hope was admitted to a Burbank, California hospital over the weekend after coming down with bacterial pneumonia. David Dow has more.
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Lee Kagan/Hope's Private Physician]
[SUPER=01-David Dow/Reporting]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Los Angeles.]

((Bob Hope was admitted to Providence St. Joseph's Medical Center..not far from his home..Sunday evening, after complaining of breathing difficulty.
SOT: Dr. Lee Kagan/Internist, Hope's private physician

"Fortunately the problems were picked up very early....very quickly..." Dr. Lee Kagan says Hope was in "serious condition," but after treatment with potent antibiotics and respiratory therapy, he offers a cautiously upbeat prognosis for the 98-year-old entertainer...
SOT: Kagan

"Barring any unforeseen circumstances, we anticipate him going home in a few days." Hope is not exactly cracking jokes yet, but he's not silent either..
SOT: Kagan

"He responds to us by some talking and by some hand gestures." Hope was hospitalized a year ago..in Palm Springs..for gastro-intestinal bleeding. He recovered, and according to his spokesman, has enjoyed relatively good health since then.... David Dow, CbS News, Los Angeles.. ))

[Bedford-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-38 TC55:41]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

Fire damaged part of a mobile home dealer in Bedford.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford;]

The main office at Fleetwood Homes on Route 460 caught fire around five thirty this evening. Fire officials say a gas grill caught fire on the deck-- the blaze then quickly spread. Earlier this evening-- officials said they weren't sure what caused the grill to ignite.
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[SOT 00:33:52]
[IN Q=The general manager]

((THE GENERAL MANAGER HE SEEN IT.... WHOLE WORKS WAS ON FIRE.))
[SUPER=01-Donald Hale/Bedford Fire Department;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=was on fire.]
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[VO-NAT]

A Fleetwood official says they managed to get most of their files out but expect many were damaged by water and smoke.
But that same official said he didn't expect it to affect customers.
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[Amherst-Mold]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=501-09 TC1:00:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Another school is battling mold... this time in Amherst County.
Officials say a visual inspection of
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]

(ma-NEL-i-son) Monelison Middle School revealed mold in one classroom and in a number of partitions separating rooms.


That after several staff members expressed concern.
Southern Air Services will clean the room and remove the partitions tonight, and wipe down surfaces throughout the school tomorrow.
Air quality will continue to be monitored when school begins next week.
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[Cox-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-44 TC21:20]
[GRAPHIC=Cox Cable]


Cox Cable says four thousand high-speed Internet Service Customers in our area won't notice a thing when "Excite at Home" goes off-line.
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[VO-NAT]


The cash-crunched Internet company is edging closer to bankruptcy or a possible buyout since its lender demanded a 50 million dollar payment by Friday.
Cox, "Excite at Home's" local provider, says its been aware of the situation for months.
Cox says it is working to make sure customers will be switched to another provider if the payment isn't made by Friday.
No word yet on who that provider may be.
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[Westvaco]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC50:44]
[GRAPHIC=Westvaco]

Paper and chemical manufacturer Westvaco will merge with Ohio based Meade Corporation, and some workers could see pink slips.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington]

However, Westvaco officials say no workers from its Covington mill should be affected. The two companies today announced the three billion dollar stock swap that will create the fifth largest pulp and paper company in the nation. Westvaco has spent nearly a billion dollars on its Coveington mill in the past 15 years.
That should make the site a valuable part of the new company's fleet.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It creates a stronger...]

((TOM JEWELL;WESTVACO SPOKESMAN; IT CREATES A STRONGER PACKAGING COMPANY. WE'LL BE FOCUSING ON PACKAGING PAPER AND SPECIALTY CHEMICALS, AND BOTH COMPANIES BRING STRENGTHS IN THOSE MARKETS.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Jewell/Westvaco Spokesman]
[RUNS=9]
[OUT Q=strengths in those markets.]
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[VO-NAT]

Jewell adds that the merger will help the two mid-sized companies compete in the global market.
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[NS-Fiber]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]


People who live along Norfolk-Southern's tracks could get a little extra cash.
That's because an N-S subsidiary wants to lay fiber optic cable along certain routes.
Today a federal judge said the company will have to pay landowners who have cable on their sides of the tracks.

The settlement gives landowners in 15 states -- including Virginia -- six thousand dollars per mile when fiber optic lines are installed.

[College-Hill]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC58:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Ten of Lynchburg's most dilapidated, run- down homes will soon be getting a major facelift.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Nearly three million dollars worth of tax credits and grants will help transform houses in the city's College Hill neighborhood into low- income apartments.
Officials say downtown needs more affordable housing.
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[SOT 9:28:07]
[IN Q=There's not only]

((LAURA DUPUY/L'BURG NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION: THERE'S NOT ONLY DEMAND IN LYNCHBURG FOR DOWNTOWN APARTMENTS AND THAT THESE APARTMENTS WILL BE AT A VERY AFFORDABLE RENT TO ATTRACT PEOPLE. WE HAD TO MAKE IT AFFORDABLE TO PEOPLE UNDER A CERTAIN INCOME AND WE'RE RESTRICTED TO CERTAIN INCOME PEOPLE AS WELL, BUT IT'S VERY AFFORDABLE RENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Dupuy/Lynchburg Neighborhood Dev. Found.]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=very affordable rents.]
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[VO-NAT]


The homes will be converted into 28 apartments.
Construction should start next month and be completed in about a year.
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[Brownlee]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Western Virginia has a new U-S Attorney. Though John Brownlee has yet to be confirmed by the Senate, he was sworn in as ACTING U-S Attorney today in a private ceremony in the chief judge's chambers. Brownlee was appointed by U-S Attorney General John Ashcroft to fill the position until the Senate gets around to confirming Brownlee. The U-S attorney in Roanoke is the chief federal prosecutor, overseeing offices in Roanoke, Abingdon, and Charlottesville.

[Gods-Generals]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC36:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's not often that Stonewall Jackson rides again on the grounds of V-M-I.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]


But history repeated itself today, as filmmakers shot several scenes from the civil war movie "Gods and Generals" on the campus.
The movie is a prequel to "Gettysburg," that chronicles the early years of the war.
Two dozen V-M-I cadets spent the day as extras.
The film allowed the students and its lead actors a chance to connect personally with the school's history.
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[BUMP SOTS]
[IN Q=It's just awesome]
[sot 19:11:25 - :43]

((FRANKIE FAISON/ACTOR: IT'S JUST AWESOME AND AWE-INSPIRING BECAUSE THIS IS ACTUALLY WHERE THE EVENTS TOOK PLACE AND AS WE RE-CREATE IT, SOMETHING'S TELLING YOU THE GHOST, THE SPIRIT IS HERE IN YOU, GIVING YOU A BIT OF ADDED ENERGY :42 AND COMMITMENT. ))
[sot 19:14:57 - 19:15:03]

((DAVID ROSSI/VMI FIRST CLASSMAN: THE OTHER EXTRAS WERE MAKING COMMENT BECAUSE WE WERE THE ONES THAT COULD STAY IN STEP AND OUR UNIFORMS FIT, SO WE COULD TELL THE DIFFERENCE. ))
[SUPER=01-Frankie Faison/Actor; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Rossi/VMI First Classman; :21 QUICK!]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=tell the difference.]
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[VO-NAT]


The filmmakers will stay in the area until mid-September, shooting two battle scenes.
"Gods and Generals" is scheduled for release late next year.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


The battle for Attorney General turns into a battle over crimes against senior citizens.
We'll explain when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And a Presidential plane flies its last official mission.
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[sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]



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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=in sports"]
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[McEachin-Seniors]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-20 TC32:34]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


In the contest to see who can be toughest on crime, Democrat Donald McEachin says those who commit crimes against senior citizens should be punished more harshly.
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[VO-NAT :09]
[SUPER=403-Richmond;]


In the race for Attorney General, McEachin's proposing adding a mandatory two years to the sentence of violent offenders with elderly victims.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I believe that ultimately any society]
[sot tape 11:29:52 ]

((DONALD MCEACHIN: I BELIEVE THAT ULTIMATELY, ANY SOCIETY IS JUDGED BY TWO THINGS, HOW THEY TREAT THEIR YOUNG, AND HOW THEY TREAT THEIR ELDERLY. AND IN OUR CASE, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO FOUGHT OUR WARS, FARMED OUR FARMLAND, REALLY BUILT THIS COUNTRY INTO THE GREAT NATION THAT IT IS TODAY. AND I THINK THE LEAST WE CAN DO IS TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO MAKE THEIR GOLDEN YEARS THE BEST YEARS.))
[SUPER=@McEachin;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=golden years the best years.]
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[VO-NAT :07]


But the American Civil Liberties Union says it's approaching crimes on seniors from the wrong angle.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=But we should not treat]
[sot tape 14:55:47 ]

((KENT WILLIS/VIRGINIA ACLU: BUT WE SHOULD NOT TREAT VICTIMS DIFFERENTLY. IF YOU ARE RAPED, AND YOU ARE 18 OR 30 OR 65, YOU'RE STILL RAPED. AND THE PENALTY FOR THAT SHOULD BE INDIVIDUAL... THE AGE OF THE PERSON SHOULD NOT MATTER.))
[SUPER=401-Kent Willis/Virginia ACLU;]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=the person should NOT matter.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=Jerry Kilgore]


A spokesman for Republican Jerry Kilgore says: "Jerry's always for increasing penalties for crimes of ANY kind," but McEachin's proposal is clearly "pandering to seniors to cover up his 'soft on crime' record."

[Common-Cause]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC1:43:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


According to its website, "Common Cause is a nonprofit, nonpartisan citizen's lobbying organization promoting open, honest, and accountable government."
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[VO-NAT :12 ]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


But, the group has closed its Virginia office.
The former director says it was a national office budget decision, which he calls "nuts."
Now, he's fundraising to form a new watchdog group.
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[SOT 14:43:06 ]
[IN Q=Really it would be the same role]

((STEVE CALOS/FORMER COMMON CAUSE DIRECTOR: REALLY IT WOULD BE THE SAME ROLE.... TAXPAYER ISSUES FOR EXAMPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Calos/Former Common Cause Director;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=taxpayer issues for example.]
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[Anchor=Shannon]
[SS=None]


Calos (KAY-loce) points out Virginia is one of only two states in the nation electing a governor this fall.
And, the General Assembly is in the middle of attempting campaign finance and tax code reform.

[Warner]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-30 TC1:35:06]
[GRAPHIC=John Warner]

Senator John Warner continues a four-day trip across Southwest Virginia, making a stop in the New River Valley today.

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[VO-NAT :13.5]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

As keynote speaker at the NRV-Montgomery County Republican luncheon, Warner addressed national budget concerns. A recent federal report says the government will have to dip into Social Security funds to make ends meet.
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[SOT 13:06:51]
[IN Q=our economy]

((SEN. JOHN WARNER/(R) VIRGINIA; OUR ECONOMY CONTINUES TO SOFTEN I WANT TO TRY AND REASSURE THIS AUDIENCE AND ALL AMERICANS DON'T GIVE UP ON SOCIAL SECURITY IT'S GOING TO BE SAFE AND I SAY THAT NOT AS A POLITICIAN OR FACETIOUSLY.))
[SUPER=@JohnWarner;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=A POLITICIAN OR FACETIOUSLY.]
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[VO-NAT]

Warner visits the Lynchburg area tomorrow. Congress goes back into session Tuesday at which time Warner says specific questions about social security will be answered.
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[Warren]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC1:42:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Brenda Warren doesn't contest the fact that she stabbed her boyfriend with a steak knife last December.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


In court today, though, she hoped to convince the judge she was a victim of "battered woman" syndrome."
At least three times she'd called police. Assault and battery warrants were filed against Edward Anderson. But she never followed through in court.
Last December, the couple had another fight and she stabbed him, though she says she doesn't remember that.
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[SOT 10:04:45]
[IN Q=He just sat down and stared]

((HE JUST SAT DOWN AND STARED AT ME AND KEPT STARING AT ME. HOW LONG WAS HE ALIVE? NOT LONG. A MINUTE OR SO. DID YOU CALL 911? NO.))
[SUPER=01-Brenda Warren/Defendant; :00]
[SUPER=02-Greg Phillips/Warren's Attorney; :07 QUICK!!!!]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=call 911? No.]
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[VO-NAT]


The judge avoided ruling on whether Warren was a battered woman, noting Warren pled "no contest" to murder with malice.
The judge stuck to the 10- year sentence worked out in an earlier plea agreement.
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[Rivas]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

A Texas inmate who lead a group of fellow prisoners on a deadly robbery spree will die for the crime.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX;]

George Rivas was today sentenced to the death penalty for the Christmas Eve shooting death of police officer Aubrey Hawkins. While testifying, Rivas ASKED jurors to give him the ultimate punishment saying death equaled freedom. After the sentencing, Hawkins' widow responded to Rivas's request for forgiveness.
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[SOT 20:26:31-20:26:41]
[IN Q=I can't forgive you...]

((LORI HAWKINS/WIDOW: I CAN'T FORGIVE YOU AND I WILL NEVER FORGIVE YOU AND THE DAY THAT YOU DIE I WILL BE THERE TO WATCH YOU DIE THE WAY YOU WATCHED AUBREY DIE.))
[SUPER=01-Lori Hawkins/Widow;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=the way you watched Aubrey die.]
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[VO-NAT]

Rivas lead a group of six inmates in the escape from a South Texas prison last year.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]

Officer Hawkins was killed when the group tried to rob a sporting goods store. Rivas was the first to face murder charges. Prosecutors say they'll also seek the death penalty for the other five surviving inmates.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Cops are used to fighting crime, but today some were fighting problems with bicycles.
Find out why next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And a lucky day for a lobster... this giant escaped the pot, thanks to a soft-spot in a chef's heart.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Cops-Bikes]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-32 TC1:23:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Community policing took on a new function today in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT 14 before bite]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Several city officers spent the afternoon helping kids of all ages repair their bikes. The children live in Jamestown Place-- a low income housing community where officers have been working to get to know residents a little better.
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[SOT 00:01:15]
[IN Q=A lot of ]

((ESTHER WARD/PARENT:A LOT OF PEOPLE SEE OFFICERS AS STANDOFF-ISH... THERE'S POLICE AND THEY'RE GOING THE OPPOSITE WAY, YOU KNOW, BUT IN THIS WAY THEY GET TO MIX AND MINGLE WITH THEM AND REALIZE SOME OF THESE KIDS REALLY AREN'T THAT BAD, THEY JUST NEED FRIENDS, YOU KNOW, POSITIVE FRIENDS. ))
[SUPER=01-Esther Ward/Parent; ]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=you know, positive friends.]
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[VO-NAT 11.5 plus bite]

Cardinal Bicycle and the Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority also pitched in. Officers say they never expected such a large crowd... and definitely plan to hold another bike repair event.
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[Air-Force-One]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


After nearly three decades- an Air-Force-One aircraft is retiring its wings.
Any plane carrying the President is designated Air Force One -
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[VO-NAT]

[14:13:35 runs-32 +pad]
[SUPER=03-Waco, TX]

The Boeing 707 -seen here - was used by President Ronald Reagan when he was in the White House. Today, the plane flew its final official mission - carrying President George W. Bush from Waco, Texas to San Antonio where he addressed a veterans group. The aircraft will now be donated to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. There it will form part of an exhibit on presidential transportation.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=Extra Point]
[GRAPHIC=]


The hillcats battle Frederick, and a former Tech basketball star will shine for Roanoke, but first our extra point.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]

The New York Giants have signed the N-F-L's third-leading scorer. 41 year old Morten Andersen beat out former Giant kicker Brad Daluiso (dal-WEE'-soh) in a tryout this morning. Andersen spent the last six seasons with Atlanta. He was not re-signed in the off-season.
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[WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5011;]
[SUPER=0093-/Frederick/2/j/Lynchburg/3////Salem/4/j/Lynchburg/8///;]
[SUPER=X5010;]
[SUPER=0091-j/Oakland/4//Baltimore/1///j/Chicago/8//Detroit/3///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0091-/Boston/1/j/Cleveland/2///j/Toronto/3//New York/2///;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0091-j/Seattle/5//Tampa Bay/2////Texas/7//Minnesota/10/9//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0092-/Montreal/3/j/Atlanta/5////Philadelphia/5/j/New York/7///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0092-/Florida/1/j/Chicago/5//Sosa 0-4//Cincinnati/2/j/Houston/6//5 late games/;]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=.....LAST SCORE."]
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[S-Hillcats]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-101]
[GRAPHIC=Hillcats]


The Lynchburg Hillcats would try and unlock the Frederick Keys last night over in the Hill City.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Keys vs. Hillcats; :00]


A pleasant night for fans to sit back and take in a ball game as this fan was.
The game began as a defensive battle and would stay that way through seven innings.
[SUPER=37-Frederick/2/Lynchburg/3 ;]


We pick up the action in the bottom of the seventh and Lynchburg bats show some life as Ron Palino cracks this up the middle, base runner Sean Garrett just misses the ball and both are safe. Lynchburg goes on to win it 3 to 2.
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[S-AVS]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP94 (1:12:23)]
[GRAPHIC=Salem Avalanche]


The Avalanche began it's last series of the season last night on the road against Winston Salem. The Avs lose to the Warthogs 8-4. For the first time in 13 years, Salem is heading to the Carolina League Playoffs thanks to a win over Kinston combined with a Myrtle Beach loss to Wilmington.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="And I....]
[SUPER=01-Dave Collins/Avalanche Manager; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris Warren/Avalanche Infielder; :23]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=.....to pay off."]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Yesterday Morning; :]


Last night's game marked the first of a four game regular season ending series at Winston-Salem.
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[S-Majors]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=sp-102]
[GRAPHIC=mlb]


On to the majors, Cubs taking on the Marlins at Wrigley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Marlins vs. Cubs; :00]


Jason Bere was rock solid on the mound for the cubs, only giving up this solo homer to Florida's Kevin Millar to give the fish a 1-nothing lead.
That lasted until the bottom of the eighth. Sammy Sosa would not homer and went oh for 4,
[SUPER=35-Chicago/5/Florida/1;]

but his hard grounder to third resulted in a Mike Lowell throwing errors which scored Eric Young.
Then, after a wild pitch scored another, Michael Tucker singles to bring in one more run and Chicago wins 5-1.
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[S-VMI]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-105]
[graphic=VMI]


VMI takes on Duquesne tonight on the road in a 7:05 kickoff in Pittsburgh.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]


The Keydets fell to Dukes 57-31 last year and this summer's practices have been geared to revenge.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's....]
[SUPER=01-Joey Gibson/VMI Quarterback; :05]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=.....ready to win this year"]
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[S-JMU]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-100 10727TC]
[GRAPHIC=JMU]


James Madison's football team has a lot of heart but little experience. Mike Stevens weighs how all that will fit together this season.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Harrisonburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mickey Matthews/Third Year as JMU Head Coach; :31]
[SUPER=@mike1; :39]
[SUPER=01-Robert Carson/JMU Senior from Bedford ; :52]
[SUPER=01-Frank Cobbs/JMU Freshman from Pulaski; 1:22]
[SUPER=01-Josh Haymore/JMU Freshman from Staunton River; 1:48]
[RUNS=2:06]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]

(( The Dukes open this season this Saturday night at Bridgeforth Stadium against Elon in a six o'clock kickoff. If you're going you better buy a program. After losing 18 letterman a year ago, the Dukes graduated 26 off of last year's team. One It's the most inexperienced team at JMU since the Dukes moved up to the Division one double a level more than two decades ago. ((MICKEY MATTHEWS/JMU HEAD COACH:)) ((STANDUP:)) ((ROBERT CARSON:))
Carson is just one of a number of talented running backs on the team. That's the one sot where the Dukes are loaded a

nd for that reason freshman Frank Cobbs from Pulaski likely will redshirt this season. ((FRANK COBBS:)) The newcomer who just might make the biggest difference this season is freshman Josh Haymore from Staunton River. He is the Dukes long snapper. ((MICKEY MATTHEWS:)) ((JOSH HAYMORE:)) Again, the Dukes home opener is this Saturday night at 6. In Harrisonburg, Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

[S-Hoops]


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Roanoke's men's basketball team has added former Virginia Tech full scholarship guard Kenny Harrell to the roster.

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Harrell is enrolled and playing pick up with his new teammates. The 6'5" guard whose brother coaches the boys at Eastern Montgomery, thought the Maroons gave him the warmest welcome.
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[OUT Q=....open arms"]
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Harrell, who has two years of eligibility after playing at Division II Shaw University in 2000, left Tech during the 1998-99 season after he was charged with firing an automatic weapon into the sky across from Cassell Coliseum. Ultimately, Kenny served community service and the incident is behind him.
Roanoke gets a player who was on track to make a huge impact for the Hokies, a clear Division I talent now in Division three in the ODAC.
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[SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke Head Basketball Coach; :00]
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[S-Malone]


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The Mailman will soon be making deliveries from a Monster Truck.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT]


Karl Malone says he'll own and drive a monster truck on the U-S Hot Rod Association's Monster Jam circuit.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I've always loved]

((KARL MALONE/UTAH JAZZ; I'VE ALWAYS LOVED, SINCE I WAS A LITTLE BOY, BIG MACHINES. ALL MY LIFE. AND TO BE ABLE TO BE A OWNER AND ALSO RACE IS GREAT.))
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[OUT Q=also race is great]
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The Utah Jazz superstar will spend about 500-thousand dollars to run the Power Forward Team.
That's alright though... he makes nearly 16 million a year.
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[S-tennis]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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[GRAPHIC=us open]


The U.S. Open roled on today from Flushing Meadows.
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[SUPER=03-Flushing Meadows, NY; :00]


Ladies first. Lindsey Davenport was straight money today as she cruised to a straight set victory 6 love, 6-2.
Serena Williams also had little trouble advancing , winning 6-1, 6-1. Martin Hingis also won.
On the men's side. Gustavo Kuerten (KEER'-ten), Goran Ivanisevic (GOHR'-an ee-van-EE'-seh-vich) were winners. Kuerten, the men's top seed, dispatched Czech Daniel Vacek (VAH'-tsek) 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 in a first-round match.
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[Lobster]


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A three-foot lobster has a chef to thank for his new found freedom.
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[SUPER=75-London, UK]


The lobster, which could be more than 60 years old, was caught off the coast of England and was brought to London today, as part of the restaurant's regular delivery.
But chef William Cooper couldn't bring himself to cook the giant.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Something like that]

((WILLIAM COOPER/KASPIA RESTAURANT HEAD CHEF; SOMETHING LIKE THAT WAS JUST ABSOLUTELY GIGANTIC. THIS THING WAS LIKE A BATTLESHIP - COVERED IN BARNACLES AND WHELKS - AND TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, IT WAS FAR TOO BIG AND I WAS OBVIOUSLY QUITE IN A GOOD MOOD THAT DAY, SO I FELT KIND OF SORRY FOR HIM.))
[SUPER=74-William Cooper/Kaspia Restaurant Head Chef]
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Cooper kept him in the fridge and called an Aquarium to pick him up.
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