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Coming up on News 7-
The latest thing putting some businesses out of business... and it's not the economy.
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[vo-nat]
An Olympian choses Roanoke as home... and passes his skills onto young skaters.
A bus Crashes into a college dorm....
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus how Virginia Colleges rank in one national magazine.
News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


It's getting so expensive.... some employers say it's driving them out of business.
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[SOT 20:26:43]
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((IF IT KEEPS ON GOING UP.. IT'LL SHUT US DOWN.))
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[OUT Q=shut us down.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good Evening...

[Health-Insurance]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at Eleven]


It is health insurance.
And if you think it's expensive now... wait til you hear the latest news. Rates are supposed to go up even more.

Jim Axelrod now with the possible reason why... and what it could mean for you.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Columbus, OH; :05]
[SUPER=01-Teri Price/D. L. Miller & Sons; :12]
[SUPER=01-Larry Levitt/Kaiser Family Foundation; :28]
[SUPER=01-Jim Axelrod/Reporting; 1:22]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((LOOKING FOR A RAY OF HOPE IN A GLOOMY ECONOMY?? FORGET D.L. MILLER AND SONS. THEY BUILD GAS STATIONS IN COLUMBUS, OHIO.. AND JUST HEARD PRICE ESTIMATES FOR NEXT YEAR'S HEALTH INSURANCE. TERI PRICE/D.L. MILLER AND SONS the agent that represents us.. and I've heard it from more than one company.. says expect more next year.. actually up to 30 percent. D.L. MILLER'S STORY IS A COMMON ONE NATIONWIDE.. ACCORDING TO A NEW SURVEY DONE IN PART BY THE KAISER FOUNDATION. LARRY LEVITT there's no good news in this study.. it's pretty much bad news.. and worse news. FOR EMPLOYERS... THE PRICE OF PROVIDING HEALTH INSURANCE IS UP 11 % IN THE LAST YEAR .. THE BIGGEST JUMP IN 9 YEARS. THE SMALLEST BUSINESSES ARE SEEING THE LARGEST INCREASES:16.5% ON AVERAGE. LEVITT a year ago we were standing here saying.. more employers were offering health insurance .. workers were paying less for it.. and now we're saying exactly the opposite. THE NUMBER ONE CULPRIT.. ACCORDING TO THE EMPLOYERS SURVEYED: PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS THAT TRAVEL A ONE WAY STREET.. IN THE FAST LANE.. LEVITT drug costs are the fastest rising part of the health care system.. going up at almost 20 percent a year. THE MOST TROUBLING PART OF THE SURVEY FOR WORKERS - MAY ALSO BE THE LEAST SURPRISING: THEY CAN COUNT ON SHARING more of THE LOAD. 75 % OF BIG BUSINESSES SAY THEY'LL RAISE EMPLOYEES CO-PAYMENTS NEXT YEAR. IN COLUMBUS.. ONE SMALL BUSINESS OWNER IS WORRIED ABOUT A LOT MORE THAN THAT. PRICE If it keeps on going up.. we could end up.. inevitably.. maybe shutting our doors.. i mean.. the cost of will drive us out of business. JIM AXELROD: MOST OF THE EMPLOYERS SAID FOR NOW -- THEY SEE NO CUTBACKS IN THE LEVEL OF BENEFITS OFFERED OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS: HEALTH INSURANCE FOR DOMESTIC PARTNERS .. TRIPS TO THE ACUPUNCTURIST.. THAT KIND OF THING. BUT TONIGHT.. IT DOES SEEM TO BE A FAIR QUESTION.. HOW LONG WILL THAT LAST. JIM AXELROD, CBS NEWS. NEW YORK.))

[Microsoft]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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A legal victory for Microsoft today-
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[VO-NAT]


The Government will no longer seek to split Microsoft into two companies.. and will not pursue allegations that Microsoft illegally bundled some of its products to hurt competitors.
However the Justice Department said would seek to enforce an earlier ruling that ordered Microsoft to stop pushing around competitors who did not want the whole Microsoft product on their machines-
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[SOT 20:28:02]
[IN Q=]

((JAMES LUCIER/PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL: MICROSOFT CERTAINLY HAS THROWN ITS WEIGHT AROUND. IT'S A BIG TOUGH COMPANY AND IT'S GOT THE ABILITY TO ACT AS THE PLAYGROUND BULLY. TO SOME EXTENT THIS COURT WILL PUT MICROSOFT ON A SHORTER LEASH.))
[SUPER=01-James Lucier/Prudential Financial;]
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[OUT Q=ON A SHORTER LEASH.]
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[VO-NAT]


Lawyers for Microsoft's smaller competitors say it's a case of the justice department caving in.
They predict the governments battle with Microsoft is not over.
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[Peltier-Funeral]


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Family and friends gathered today to bury the ten year old boy killed by a shark.
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[VO-NAT]

David Peltier died Sunday after being attacked off the coast near Virginia Beach.
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

More than 100 cars filled with classmates, little league team members and the rescue workers who tried to save his life joined in the funeral procession this morning. A memorial fund has been established to help cover the costs of Peltiers's funeral.
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[College-Rankings]


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Three Virginia schools ranked in the top fifty of U-S News and World Report's annual ranking of the nation's colleges and universities.
The University of Virginia tied for 21-st overall among universities- second among PUBLIC Universities.
The College of William and Mary ranked 30-th overall among universities.
Washington and Lee University ranked 13-th among liberal arts colleges.

[McIninch]


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A federal jury tonight convicted a man of arson in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Stephen Mcininch (MAC-in-inch) had been associated with a series of minor fires at Pebble Creek and the Ridge Apartments while he lived in those complexes. The jury didn't find enough evidence to find McIninch guilty of count two.
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[SOT 16:56:30]
[IN Q=There was actually]

((KELLY CASSELL/JURY FOREPERSON; THERE WAS ACTUALLY A GOOD AMOUNT FOR ONE AND THREE. BUT HALF AND HALF ON NUMBER TWO.
THE PATTERN WAS THERE, MATS BURNING, BEING IN THE APARTMENT, BUT NUMBER TWO, THE GIRL'S CLOSET THAT REALLY DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT.))
[SUPER=01-Kelly Cassell/Jury Foreperson]
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[OUT Q=have anything to do with it.]
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Anna Zimmerman- -whose apartment was damaged by the fire that started in the closet- -was troubled by the fact that the jury didn't accept her story, but she said she was content with the verdict.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]

McIninch was taken into custody pending sentencing.

[Fundraising]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Lynchburg police say a Florida company is trying to cheat Central Virginia residents out of their money.
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[VO-NAT]
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The department says a company billing itself the Police Officer's Foundation is calling residents requesting money for a disability fund for the Lynchburg P-D.
However, police say there's NO affiliation between them and the Florida group, and some area residents have been scammed.
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[SOT 9:20:17]
[IN Q=We suggest that when...]

((WHIT CLARK/LYNCHBURG CITY POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS; WE SUGGEST THAT WHEN YOU RECEIVE A PHONE CALL FROM SOMEONE SOLICITING MONEY THAT YOU IS ASK YOU TO SEND THE INFORMATION AND THEN REVIEW THE INFORMATION, AND CHECK THE CREDIBILITY OF THE SOURCE.))
[SUPER=01-Whit Clark/Lynchburg Police Community Relations]
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[OUT Q=credibility of the source.]
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[VO-NAT]

Police say if you think you have been taken in the scam, to contact your local law enforcement agency.
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[Police-Statue]


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The Roanoke Police Department is preparing to move into a new building, and planning for a memorial that will stand outside.
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[VO-NAT]
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The department is soliciting proposals for the outdoor sculpture that will be placed in front of the new police building on Campbell Avenue.
It will honor officers who have been killed in the line of duty.
Members of the selection committee will meet with interested artists later this month. They have set a December deadline for proposals, and hope to have the statue in place by May, 2003.
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[skaters]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A golden opportunity has skated into Roanoke.
An Olympic figure skater will spend the next several months teaching future skaters of tomorrow.
Justin McLeod explains how these lessons now could pay off later.
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[SUPER=01-Katherine Ellis/Skater; :08]
[SUPER=01-Diane Ellis/Parent; :28]
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((((NAT SOUND OF MICHAEL SKATING))
He's an unknown to most of us.
But to these skaters, he's as cool as ice.
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((KATHERINE ELLIS/SKATER: WE'VE NEVER REALLY HAD A GOOD NATIONAL CHAMPION HERE BEFORE.)) [Runs06]
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That national champion is Michael Shmerkan.
He's a world class figure skater from Israel who has competed in the world champtionships as well as the Olympics.
Like many of these skaters, Michael started before the age of five.
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((DIANE ELLIS/PARENT: IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT SKATERS LEARN THE TECHNIQUE PROPERLY FROM THE VERY BEGINNING.)) [Runs07]
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And from the beginning, it takes a lot of dedication.
Skaters practice on average six or seven times a week.
You'll see plenty of that here at the Ice Station in Roanoke.
It's also the place where Michael Shmerkan is now teaching.
[SOT 9:05:30]
[IN Q=Shmerkan will be here once]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: SHMERKAN WILL BE HERE ONCE A WEEK GIVING LESSONS THROUGHOUT THE FALL. AS YOU MIGHT EXPECT, HE'LL BE TEACHING THESE SKATERS JUMPS AND OTHER MOVES BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY HE WANTS THEM TO UNDERSTAND THE PRESSURES THAT COME WITH BEING A SKATER.)) [Runs12]
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((QUICK NAT SOUND OF SHMERKAN TEACHING))
Especially the setbacks like an injury or a bad performance.
But Shmerkan took those nightmares and turned them into Olympic dreams and believes some of these skaters will do the same.
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[IN Q=Maybe somebody from]

((MICHAEL SHMERKAN/COACH: MAYBE SOMEBODY FROM THESE CHILDREN GO TO OLYMPIC GAMES LIKE 2016, 2020, WE DON'T KNOW BUT WE TRY.)) ((KATHERINE ELLIS/SKATER: I WANT TO SEE HOW THE PRESSURE IS AND WHAT THEY JUDGE ON AND EVERYTHING.)) [Runs15]
[OUT Q=and everything]


Judging by their dedication, someday they'll all being going for the gold. Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))

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A supermodel on the way to a photo shoot is hurt in an accident.
Details on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And scary moments at a University when a bus crashes into a dorm.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey sports fans here's what's happening tonight on the big 7 Barry Bonds joins an elite group of baseball players with his 60th homer this afternoon, Virginia Tech is gearing up for Western Michigan's visit to Lane Stadium this Saturday afternoon and K.J. Hippensteel talks about his future in tennis with Steve Mason.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Bus-Crash]


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Several people were hurt when a bus crashed into the outside of a dorm at Rutgers University this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT 19:38:05]
[SUPER=03-Piscataway, NJ]


The bus lost control and struck the side of McCormick Hall- damaging some exterior and interior walls.
19 people were hurt in the crash.... None of the injuries appears life threatening.
Students in the dorm had to move to another location until engineers can assess the extent of the damage.
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[Moss-Accident]


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Supermodel Kate Moss is injured.. after a car accident today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near London, England;]


Her agency says it happened today on a road East of London.
Moss was being driven to a Vogue fashion shoot at the time.
Authorities say the range rover that Moss was in.. hit another car and slid down a steep incline.
The 27 year old ended up in the hospital with a shoulder injury.
Moss's driver and two other people in the car were also hurt- One had to be cut from the wreckage, but the injuries are not life threatening.
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[Mariah]


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Just weeks after being released from the hospital... there are reports that singer Mariah Carey has checked back in.
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[SUPER=04-File Tape; :20]


A music industry source tells the New York Daily News that Carey has had an emotional setback.
The paper says she is a patient at the U-C-L-A Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Back in July, Carey was hospitalized in Connecticut after suffering what her spokeswoman called a physical and emotional breakdown.
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[Grant]


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A Lynchburg official is under scrutiny for thousands of dollars of charges on a city-issued credit-card. City officials say the amount that Electoral Board Secretary Al Grant charged is far and away more than ever used for travel expenses in the past.
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[VO-NAT 9.5]
[SUPER=@File]

The Lynchburg Electoral Board wants to know why Grant, seen on the right side of the screen, put nearly 20-thousand dollars of travel expenses on the card.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The vice-chairman...]

((WALTER ERWIN/LYNCHBURG CITY ATTORNEY; THE VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE ELECTORAL BOARD ARELIA LANGHORN HAS ASKED MR. GRANT TO PROVIDE HER WITH ITEMIZED RECEIPTS SHOWING WHAT THE EXPENSES WERE.))
[SUPER=01-Walter Erwin/Lynchburg City Attorney]
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[OUT Q=showing what the expenses were.]
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[VO-NAT]

The city hopes it can recover the money
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if an audit shows Al Grant DID use the card for improper charges.

[Earley-Warner]


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Nightclubs and dead fish.
That's what we found on the campaign trail for governor today.
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[VO-NAT :09]
[SUPER=403-Richmond]


Republican Mark Earley picked a Richmond dance club that closed down after some ecstasy dealing arrests to unveil his "Expel" anti-drug agenda.
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[SOT 10:28:02]
[IN Q=As Governor, I intend to]

((MARK EARLEY/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: AS GOVERNOR, I INTEND TO COORDINATE A STATEWIDE EFFORT OF MENTORING, OF TOUGHER PENALTIES FOR DRUG DEALERS, OF INCREASED PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT.))
[SUPER=@Earley;]
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[OUT Q=of increased parental involvement.]
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Meanwhile, the Democratic Party wrapped a dead fish in the G-O-P mailer that has been blasted by editorial pages across the state for inaccuracies and innuendo.
It's the mailer Earley continues to defend this week, pointing out Mark Warner quotes from the past.
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[SOT 17:34:39]
[IN Q=Why did he say in '93]

((MARK EARLEY/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: WHY DID HE SAY IN '93 THAT PAROLE ABOLITION WAS THE DUMBEST BUSINESS DECISION THAT HE'S EVER HEARD OF? He said that was taken out of context. NO, READ THE WHOLE SENTENCE.))
[SOT 16:12:10]

((LARRY FRAMME/VIRGINIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY: WHAT MARK WARNER ACTUALLY SAID, AND THIS IS THE FULL QUOTE, MARK WARNER "THINKS IT'S THE DUMBEST BUSINESS IN THE WORLD TO CUT CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS FOR AT RISK KIDS, AND THEN POUR MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OUT TO KEEP ADULT OFFENDERS LOCKED AWAY. THAT'S NOT EXAGGERATION. THAT'S NOT DISTORTION. THAT'S OUTRIGHT LYING.))
[SUPER=403-Buena Vista/Monday; :00]
[SUPER=401-Larry Framme/Virginia Democratic Party; :10]
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[OUT Q=not distortion. That's outright lying.]
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Earley said today he'll continue to bring his versions of Warner's quotes on parole abolition, the car tax, and welfare reform into the campaign.
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Need a little work done on your roof?
You might want to call Belle the construction canine.
We'll introduce her a little later in the newscast
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[VO-NAT]


And a strange sight in the sky over East Coast.
Hear what the experts have to say next.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Old-School]


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It's old, rundown and expensive to repair, but museum officials in Radford say a piece of their city's history is worth saving.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

This one-room schoolhouse dating back to the 1800's is being restored from top to bottom. Antique glass, original brick and authentic shingles are being used in construction. Glencoe Museum officials want to open the school house as an exhibit for the public, especially children, by January First.
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[SOT 8:19:24]
[IN Q=WERE LOOKING]

((MELODY THOMAS/GLENCOE MUSEUM DIRECTOR; WERE IN THE PROCESS OF COLLECTING DESKS, ANTIQUE SCHOOL DESKS, WE ARE LOOKING FOR A POT BELLY STOVE, OLD MAPS SLATES BLACKBOARDS ANYTHING AUTHENTIC.))
[SUPER=01-Melody Thomas/Glencoe Museum Director;]
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[OUT Q=slates, blackboards, anything authentic.]
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[VO-NAT]

Officials say research shows that one of the original owners of the structure was Radford's very first school teacher.

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[Space-Junk]


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It was something funny flying through the air this morning.. and people from Virginia to Massachusetts saw it.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[Super=75-Hartford, CT;]


Calls lit up the phones at television and radio stations across the East Coast.
But it wasn't a meteor as many people thought.
It was a Russian booster rocket- re-entering the atmosphere.
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[SOT 14:15:27]
[IN Q=At the moment]

((GEOFF CHESTER/SPACE EXPERT: AT THE MOMENT THE AIR FORCE IS TRACKING EIGHT THOUSAND OBJECTS IN THE LOWER EARTH ORBIT. MOST OF THESE ARE DEAD SATELLITES, SENT ROCKET BOOSTERS, PARTS... THOSE SATELLITES UP THERE OR PIECES OF THOSE OBJECTS.))
[SUPER=74-Geoff Chester/Space Expert;]
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[OUT Q=pieces of those objects.]
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[vo-nat]
The Russian Booster Rocket seen this morning has been orbiting since 1975,
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[S-Extra]


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Barry Bonds homers in this afternoon's game against Arizona It's week 2 of Friday Football Extra and we'll check some of the games on this side of the state.
But first our Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO/KCNC; :]


Denver radio host Steve Kelley is trying to sit in every seat in the new Denver Bronco's Football Stadium.
Kelley started Labor day and he hopes to finish before the Bronco's season opener Monday Night.
He's raising money for cancer research and Kelley has sat in 30-thousand of the more than 75-thousand seats.
And here are tonight's scores.
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[S-AVS]


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The Salem Avalanche scored 2 unearned runs on a walk and wild pitch in the top of the 8-th and hold on to beat Wilmington 5 to 3 in game one of the Carolina League championship series.
With the win the Avalanche goes one up on the Blue Rocks. Game 2 is tonight in Wilmington.

[S-Bonds]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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San Francisco's Barry Bonds became the fifth baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/FOX SPORTS; :]


Bonds connected for number 60 off Albie Lopez in the second inning of the game against Arizona. He joins Roger Maris, Babe Ruth, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire as a member of the 60 home run club.
The Giants beat the Diamondbacks 9 to 5.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.

[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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It's week number two of Friday Football Extra and games like Cave Spring at Salem and E.C. Glass versus Heritage promise to make tonight an interesting evening. Here's the complete rundown of games and kickoff times on this side of the state for tonight with the home team listed on the bottom of each matchup.
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[S-Tech]


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The Virginia Tech Hokies are aware that they may get more than they are bargaining for tomorrow when upstart Western Michigan invades Lane Stadium. The Broncos beat Illinois State 48-to-7 in their opener two weeks ago. Since then they've had an extra week to get ready for the Hokies.
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[IN Q=YEAH, THEY...]
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[SUPER=01-Willie Pile/Va. Tech Safety; :27]
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[OUT Q=...CONNECTICUT GAME."]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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Tech is a 16 point favorite to beat the Broncos in tomorrow's Noon kickoff.

[S-KJ]


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Roanoke tennis product KJ Hippensteel will be watching and dreaming that one day he will compete for the U-S open crown. Steve Mason explains.
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[IN Q="]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :32]
[SUPER=01-K. J. Hippensteel/U. S. Open Qualifier; :41]
[SUPER=01-Brenda Schultz-McCarthy/Former 8th Ranked Player in the World; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-John Barker/Hunting Hills Pro; 1:38]
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((STEVE MASON:MICHAEL VICK, RONDE AND TIKI BARBER, GEORGE LYNCH, ALL MARQUEE ATHLETES THAT THE ROANOKE VALLEY EITHER PRODUCED OR WATCHED DEVELOP IN IT'S BACKYARD. KJ HIPPENSTEEL COULD SOON BE MENTIONED IN THE SAME BREATH AS THESE SUPERSTARS. OVER THE NEXT NINE MONTHS OF HIS SENIOR YEAR AT STANFORD KJ WILL HONE HIS TENNIS SKILLS IN PREPARATION FOR THE TENNIS PRO TOUR AND ALL THE PIECES TO THE PUZZLE ARE FALLING INTO PLACE FOR THIS ROANOKE FAVORITE SON TO TACKLE THE TENNIS WORLD.))
((Fans witnesses a bigger, stronger and faster KJ Hippensteel at an exhibition Tuesday, thanks to relentless summer workouts that made him not so much a better tennis player, but a better athlete. ((:)) Brenda Schultz-McCarthy who was ranked as high as 8th in the world, played with KJ in the exhibition this week. ((:))
Hippensteel received a wild car and played in the U.S. Open qualifiers bracket. He lost in the first round but won a set and, more importantly, learned where he stands with the world's best. ((:))
KJ has returned to Roanoke to give free clinics and perhaps second to only his parents, no one is more proud of him than his former coach John Barker. ((:)) ((:))
Sports agents hounded KJ after NCAA's, but Hippensteel hopes to bring Stanford a national championship before turning pro. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))
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Barry Bonds hits homer number 60. More later on Mornin.

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Roofing can be hard work... but Belle, can make it a whole lot easier.
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This is Belle, and she's quite a lot of help when it comes to shingles. Not only does this construction canine help carry materials, she climbs ladders to deliver them as well. There's no roof too high for Belle to try to top... but her owner won't let her go above the second story. Nonetheless, he says she's a lot of help and they make a pretty good team. (------------)