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Coming up on News 7-
A local election official may be hot water. We'll have details.
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[VO-NAT]


Will the Roanoke Times build a state of the art printing plant in Roanoke? A decision today.
Plus she just wants to be bad... New star Willa Ford brings her hit song to the star city.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


He's already under fire for possibly mis-using a city credit card...
Now a member of Lynchburg's Board of Elections is under fire from the state.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good evening...

[Grant]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC1:05:17]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at Eleven]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
Lynchburg Electoral Board chairman Alphonso Grant didn't even show up for a meeting today before the State Board of Elections.
The board split in an emotionally charged vote to ask him to resign immediately or petition the court to remove him.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The hearing kicked off with complaints]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carol Spencer Read/Former Lynchburg Registrar; :11]
[SUPER=01-Stewart Hobbs/Lynchburg Vice-Mayor; :28]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; :40]
[SUPER=01-Linwood Cobb/State Bd. of Elections; :56]
[SUPER=01-Michael Brown/State Bd. of Elections; 1:22]
[SUPER=01-Cameron Quinn/State Electoral Bd. Secretary; : 1:33 ]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape; 2:06]
[RUNS=2:17]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]


(( The hearing kicked off with complaints from Bedford's registrar... and then two of the registrar's Alphonso Grant's forced from office during his six year tenure.
[sot tape 2 15:11:15 ]

((CAROL SPENCER READ: THERE ARE MANY TIMES ... SMACK ME ONE... NOT DO WHAT HE WANTED TO BE DONE.))
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[sot tape TAPE TWO 15:14:28 ]

((CAROL SPENCER READ: AND I'M A LADY... WOULD PUT ON THIS EARTH.))
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[sot tape 2 16:11:16 ]

((STEWART HOBBS/LYNCHBURG VICE MAYOR: IN THIS ROOM... GONE THROUGH HELL.... YOUR PEOPLE.))
[runs= 11 ]


The vice mayor produced a stack of expense reports obtained by the Lynchburg News and Advance under the FOI act.
The paper's linking expenses with actual word from Mr. Grant's own attorney strongly suggested criminal misuse of funds or falsification of documents.
[sot tape 3 16:41:45 ]

((LINWOOD COBB/CHAIRMAN: I WOULD HOPE MR. GRANT WOULD TAKE IT UPON HIMSELF TO STEP DOWN...LOOK THROUGH.))
[runs= 23 ]



[sot tape 3 16:44:29 ]

(( I THINK ...OR CONSPIRED.))
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[ TAPE 3 16:47:14] ((CAMERON QUINN: I HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING INCREDIBLY TROUBLING. ))
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Tonight the Attorney General's office says it is seeking information on the case.
It has the power to launch its own investigation of Alphonso Grant.
EQ N7 Richmond.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


The State Board of Elections asked Grant again to appear, this time for a meeting scheduled for Tuesday.

[SARA]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC58:58]
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Roanoke Police say a new weapon to fight drugs is right on target.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Officers have tested a new program called S.A.R.A in the 700 to 900 blocks of Hunt Avenue.
Residents there complained drug dealing in the neighborhood caused problems.
So officers beefed up foot patrols, created a neighborhood watch program and started evicting problem residents thanks to a federal law.
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[SOT 11:52:11; 11:57:16]
[IN Q=If we find drugs in]

((DEE HARTMAN/ROANOKE POLICE DEPARTMENT: IF WE FIND DRUGS IN AN APARTMENT OR RESIDENT HAS DRUGS, IF WE CATCH THEM ON THE GROUNDS OR IN THEIR APARTMENT WE NOTIFY MANAGEMENT AND THE MANAGEMENT FOLLOWS THROUGH WITH THE EVICTION PROCESS AND HOPEFULLY EVENTUALLY GETS THE TENANT OUT FOR ILLEGAL DRUG ACTIVITY.)) ((SONYA HOUGH/RESIDENT: THE PEOPLE WHO DON'T LIVE HERE YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THEM BEING HERE CAUSING CONFUSION, THROWING DOWN AND TRASHING AND ALL OF THAT, ITS GREAT.))
[SUPER=01-Dee Hartman/Roanoke Police Officer; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sonya Hough/Resident; :16]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=and all of that, its great]
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[VO-NAT]


Seven residents have already been evicted with three more pending.
Officers say they've noticed a fifty percent drop in drug related offenses this summer in that neighborhood.
The Roanoke Police Department says the project is so successful it plans to expand it to other parts of the city.
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[Ochoa]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Cocaine]


The alleged former leader of the Medellin (meh-deh-YEEN') cocaine cartel is on his way from Colombia to Florida to stand trial.
Fabio Ochoa is the highest-profile Colombian sent to trial in the United States since Colombia revived extraditions in 1997.

[West-Nile]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The first confirmed case of a horse with West Nile Virus in Virginia is in Rockingham County.
The six year old horse is still alive, and his condition is improving -- although state agriculture officials say he continues to stumble.
So far this year, five other states have reported horses with West Nile Virus, but this is the first Virginia case.

West Nile Virus can cause brain swelling and be fatal to humans, in extremely rare instances.
It is carried by mosquitoes and birds.

[Wildfires]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=slo]
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More homes are being threatened by out of control wildfires in the West... this time in Northern California.
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[VO-NAT 19:51:25]
[SUPER=03-Oroville, CA;]

400 homes are in danger of being engulfed by the flames, which are being whipped by strong winds. 15 homes and eight businesses have already been consumed by the blaze. Residents are now making a run for it while they can still get out.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Last night they]
((SOT JERRY TUCKER/EVACUEE; LAST NIGHT THEY TOLD ME TO LEAVE. I WAITED TILL THE WHOLE TREE BLEW UP AND TOOK OFF.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Tucker/Evacuee]
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[OUT Q=and took off.]
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[VO-NAT]

The forest is dense, the air is dry and winds are so strong that firefighters think it may be tomorrow evening before they are able to contain the flames. 4-thousand acres have already been destroyed.
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[Condit]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Many supporters and constituents may have given up on him but Garry Condit denies he's ending his own political career.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]

He's been elected to congress seven times and his California district has been dubbed "Condit Country", but his handling of his involvement with missing intern Chandra Levy could be a wrecking ball to his career. Now some in Washington are calling him a liability.
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[SOT 13:15:42]
[IN Q=It's time for Gary]

((STEPHEN HESS/ THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTE; ITS TIME FOR GARY CONDIT TO GO BECAUSE THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERS HAVE DECIDED HE'S LIABILITY, HE'S A PARTY MAN, HE'S AN ELECTED OFFICIAL, THEY CANT AFFORD TO LOSE HIS SEAT AND I THINK HE'S GOING TO PROPERLY RESPOND TO THEIR WISHES.))
[SUPER=01-Stephen Hess/The Brookings Institute]
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[OUT Q=respond to their wishes.]
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[VO-NAT]

A Grand Jury reached a decision earlier today about whether to investigate civil allegations that Condit obstructed justice, but that decision has not yet been released. Condit still has three months to make a decision about re-election.
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[Warner]


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He doesn't have to file his fundraising report for another week and a half.
But tonight, Democrat Mark Warner says he's hit the ten million dollar mark in fundraising in the race for governor.
In July and August, he raised two-point-3 million dollars, and has three million dollars cash-on-hand left.
Of that, only 50 thousand dollars came from the self-made multimillionaire's own pockets, his Chief of Staff points out.
[ANCHOR=Earley]


Republican Mark Earley says he won't be filing his report until next weekend... and has NO comment on Warner's money.

[Printing-Plant]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC1:54:29]
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The Roanoke Times has won approval for a 31- million dollar printing plant downtown. Today's vote by the Board of Zoning Appeals was unanimous.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The newspaper says the 50- thousand square foot expansion will bring cutting edge technology that is now available in few other cities. The project is needed, officials say, to meet the modern demands of the newspaper business.
Opponents had argued the project wasn't appropriate for the proposed site, and not consistent with the city's zoning ordinance.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think people had their minds]

((ROGER ROBERTS/PROJECT OPPONENT: I THINK PEOPLE HAD THEIR MINDS MADE UP BEFORE THEY GOT HERE. THIS DECISION WAS MADE BY COUNCIL A LONG TIME BEFORE TODAY.)) ((WENDY ZOMPARELLI/ROANOKE TIMES PUBLISHER: I THINK THIS PROJECT IS GOING TO BE A GREAT ATTRIBUTE FOR DOWNTOWN ROANOKE. AND I THINK IT ALREADY DOES MUCH TO MINIMIZE THE DISRUPTION AND WE'LL CERTAINLY DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO KEEP THE PROJECT VERY MANAGEABLE AND TO BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR WHILE THE PROJECT IS GOING UP.))
[SUPER=01-Roger Roberts/Project Opponent; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wendy Zomparelli/Roanoke Times Publisher; :13]
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[OUT Q=while the project is going up.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The debate may not be over. Opponents say they plan to take their case to circuit court.

[Northwest-Disabled]


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Northwest Airlines will have to pay a hefty fine for allegedly mistreating disabled passengers.
The Transportation Department wants Northwest to now pay a three million dollar fine.
The plaintiffs charged the airline routinely left disabled people aboard planes, and made some wait an hour or more for a wheelchair.
One of the plaintiffs was a Roanoke woman.
Reached by phone tonight, Emma Duggan said she was pleased with the fine.
Northwest plans to appeal.

[Mornin-Promo]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Now for a program note. News 7 gets your day off to an earlier start .. beginning Monday Morning.
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[Take Pinnacle FS 9012]
That's when News 7 Mornin' expands to 90 minutes. Join Kimberly McBroom, Steve Pardon, and meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner at 5-30 A-M each weekday Morning, beginning Monday.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Job cuts and business closings here in Virginia and across the country.
Is the worst over?
Hear what some experts say next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And a strange sight for September. Find out where the snow's already falling a little later in the Newscast.
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[Sports-preview]


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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=...in sports"]
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[Economy]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The latest job numbers dealt another body blow to the economy and to the hope that a recovery is close.
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[VO-NAT]


113-thousand jobs vanished in august, far more than forecast.
As unemployment lept from 4-point-5 to 4-point-9 percent in August, some economists saw a message:
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The message is]

((MICHEAL NIEMIRA/SENIOR ECONOMIST, BANK OF TOKYO/MITSUBISHI: THE MESSAGE IS THAT THE ECONOMY IS A LOT WORSE THAN A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE LED TO BELIEVE I THINK.))
[SUPER=01-Micheal Niemira/Bank of Tokyo Senior Economist]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=led to believe I think.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


Many forecast the unemployment rate will soon pass 5-percent and keep going.
The only good news economists could take from the job report is that another rate cut by the Fed in October is now a foregone conclusion.

[Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC41:38]
[GRAPHIC=Optical Cable Layoffs]


The economic downturn has hit a Roanoke Valley fiber optic firm.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./August 14]


Optical Cable Company says it is going to lay off 27 of its employees.
Two of those are part-time workers.
The manufacturer of fiber optic cable blames current economic conditions for the job cuts.
That's going to leave the company with about 200 workers.
It's the first time Optical Cable has had to cut its work force.
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[CT-Farm]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-20 TC47:17]
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A national farm supply chain is cutting back, and closing four of its stores here in southwestern Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


C-T Farm- and- Country says it is pulling out of the southeast, and shutting down 35 stores across the country.

Stores in Roanoke, Christiansburg, Marion and Abingdon will close within the next 90 days. Each store employs about 20 people.
A company spokesman says the location in Lynchburg will remain open.
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[Holt]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC1:57:08]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A well known character in Roanoke's law enforcement and legal circles was found guilty today of UNLAWFUL wounding.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Paul Holt is a former male prostitute who started his own business, serving court papers and tracking down bail jumpers.
Last year he shot his roomate during a fight outside their apartment.
Holt WAS charged with MALICIOUS wounding, but the jury settled on the lesser offense.
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[SOT 17:23:57 -"Friday #2"]
[IN Q=The court, then, in]

((A. DOW OWENS/SUBSTITUTE JUDGE; THE COURT, THEN, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE JURY VERDICT WILL SENTENCE MR. HOLT TO SIX MONTHS IN JAIL AND IMPOSE A FINE OF $2500.))
[SUPER=02-A. Dow Owens/Substitute Judge]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=and impose a fine of $2500.]
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[VO-NAT]


With a dozen prior misdemeanor convictions, including three counts of brandishing a firearm, the judge ordered Holt taken immediately into custody.
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[Gala-Dig]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-30 TC1:46:25]
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The Virginia Department of Transportation says widening Route 2-20 has yielded an ancient discovery in Botetourt County.
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[VO-NAT 10.5]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

V-DOT has been excavating a site near (GAY-luh) Gala, finding the remains of 18 Native Americans as well as tools and pottery. Workers on the dig say finding organic artifacts is rare.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Most of it will decay...]

((CRAIG LUKEZIC/VDOT PRESERVATION PROGRAM; MOST OF IT WILL DECAY ESPECIALLY IN A PREHISTORIC PERIOD. AND SO MOST OF THE TIMES WE'LL FIND THE THINGS THAT DON'T DECAY LIKE STONE TOOLS AND THE POT SHARDS.))
[SUPER=01-Craig Lukezic/VDOT Preservation Program]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=tools and the pot shards.]
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[VO-NAT 12+]

The artifacts are 2 to 3-thousand years old. Researchers found evidence that Native Americans sometimes used cremation at burial complexes. The remains will be handed over to the (MON-uh-cuhn) Monacan tribe for re-burial.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Weeks of work pay off in fun for some young New River Valley volleyball fans.
We'll explain when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And last night she was handing out awards at M-T-V's Video Music Awards.
Tonight, Willa Ford was performing in Roanoke.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat Music]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=nat UHHH!]
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Willa-ford]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=01-29 TC1:29:19]
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She's the newest craze in music.....
Willa Ford sang in Roanoke tonight- wooing the crowd with her hit "I wanna be bad."
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound]

((NAT SOUND MUSIC.))
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=So Much Time.]
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[VO-NAT 09]


Her music drew the crowd out tonight.... especailly the younger set.
The 20 year old said this was her first time to Roanoke.
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[SOT 09:41:44]
[IN Q=It's funny]

((WILLA FORD/SINGER; IT'S FUNNY.. I HAD NEVER HEARD OF ROANOKE.. BUT DON'T WORRY NO ONE'S HEARD OF MY HOMETOWN EITHER... What..))
[SUPER=01-Willa Ford/Singer;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=What!!!?]
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[VO-NAT 13.5]


Ford is a native of Florida....
Her First CD came out a couple of months ago.. and her "I Wanna Be Bad" is doing Good...
It helped gain her a spot as presentor at last night's MTV Music Video Awards.
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[SOT 09:42:19]
[IN Q=I had the ]

((WILLA FORD: I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET SOME REALLY REALL COOL PEOPLE... J.LO WAS REALLY NICE.))
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=J. Lo was really cool.]
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[VO-NAT]


K-92 sponsored tonight's concert at First Fridays.
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[Tech-Kids]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC1:48:13]
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It's a packed house of screaming fans for the Virginia Tech girls volleyball season opener today.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Over 600 Montgomery County elementary school children are attending the event at Cassell Colliseum. It's part of a field trip for physical education class. Over the past two-weeks, the volleyball team has been visiting local schools for clinics. Today the kids get to see the Hokies in action against U-M-B-C.
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[SOT 9:44:16]
[IN Q=WELL ITS GREAT]

((SARAH ROGERS/VT VOLLEYBALL CAPTAIN; WELL IT'S GREAT WE LOVE IT WE NEVER GET THIS MANY FANS OUT SO ITS DIFFERENT FOR US, AND IT MEANS A LOT THAT THEY COULD COME OUT TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Sarah Rogers/VT Volleyball Captain;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=could come out today.]
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[VO-NAT]

Today's games are part of tournament play and will finish with an evening match.
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[S-Salem]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP_95]
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We start over in Salem where the Spartans and the Cave Spring Knights would battle.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Knights vs Spartans; :]


A crowd of 75-hundred fans jammed into Salem Stadium for the showdown between the Kinghts and Spartans.
Cave Spring got on the board with 3 minutes left in the first quarter when Quarterback Tom Hagan scored on the quarterback sneak the extra point made it 7 to nothing Knights.
The Spartans would get on the board in the second quarter when Nic Schmitt booted a 37 yard field goal with 3 minutes left in the first half.
[SUPER=36-Cave Spring/10/Salem/3/;]


Cave Spring would add to its lead just before halftime when Hagan booted the 30 yard field goal and the Knights hold on for the 10 to 3 win over Salem.
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[S-Blues]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-105]
[GRAPHIC=parry mccluer/rock]

Tonight at Camden Field the Rockbridge Wildcats took on the Blues of Parry McCluer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista/Rockbridge Co. vs. Parry McCluer; :00]

Right to the action. Rockbridge quarterback Jonathan Wilson with the nice four yard pass to George Tyler for the touchdown. The Cats would strike again, this time Wilson with the bullet touchdown pass to
[SUPER=36-Rockbridge Co./14/Parry McCluer/0;]

Brandon Zollman. The Wildcats roll to a season opening 14 to 0 victory.
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[S-Cross]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-99]
[GRAPHIC=N.CROSS/QUANTICO]


The North Cross Raiders played host to Quantico this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Quantico vs. North Cross; :00]


North Cross quarterback Steven Morse drops back to pass, but his toss is picked off by Quantico's Tony Evans and he will take it back 50 yards for the first score of the game. Still in the opening quarter, Quantico's John Estep takes the handoff and he rumbles, not stumbles for a 45 yard touchdown sprint and the count is now 12-nothing visitors.
[SUPER=36-Quantico/40/North Cross/0;]

Quantico would continue to roll as Estep steps through the Raiders' defense and score again on a 26 yard dash. North Cross falls in its home opener 40 to nothing.
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[FFE-Scores]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=none]
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Highlights of 10 other games coming your way later on Friday Football Extra with Mike Stevens, but first your early numbers.
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[SUPER=55-Quantico/40/North Cross/0/Jefferson Forest/0/Martinsville/20/Hargrave Military/20/Lynchburg Christian/14;]



[SUPER=55-Halifax Co./28/Dinwiddie/6./Amherst Co./6/Patrick Henry/14/Cave Spring/10/Salem/3;]



[SUPER=55-Radford/14/George Wythe/7/Fort Chiswell/6/Chilhowie/13/Petersburg/20/Pulaski Co./56;]



[SUPER=55-J.J. Kelly/68/Pound/0/G.W. Danville/21/L.C. Bird/14/Roanoke Catholic/0/James River/37;]



[SUPER=55-Honaker/0/Rural Retreat/53/Christiansburg/14/Glenvar/41/Rockbridge Co./14/Parry McCluer/0;]



[SUPER=55-Chatham/42/F. Collinsville/14/Stuarts Draft/14/Riverheads/42/Heritage/28/E.C. Glass/21;]



[SUPER=55-Magna Vista/31/Franklin Co./7/Brookville/26/Charlottesville/17/E. Montgomery/44/Pocahontas/0;]



[SUPER=55-Covington/7/Wilson Memorial/18/Rustburg/19/Appomattox/7/Graham/21/Blacksburg/29;]



[SUPER=55-Bath Co./41/East Hardy, WV/13/Ashe Co., NC/20/Grayson/41/William Campbell/47/Randolph Henry/24;]



[SUPER=55-Patrick Co./0/Floyd Co./21/Staunton River/14/William Byrd/39/Craig Co./40/Narrows/42;]



[SUPER=55-Northwood/6/Marion/41/P.H. Glade Spring/40/Virginia High/28/Powell Valley/27/Grundy/35;]



[SUPER=55-Richlands/20/Tazewell/14/Gretna/36/Laurel Park/7/Western Albemarle/21/R.E. Lee/28;]



[SUPER=55-Carroll Co./34/Galax/46/Holston/41/Twin Springs/12/Liberty/25/Northside/36;]



[SUPER=55-Auburn/No/Bland Co./Rpt./Altavista/No/Cumberland/Rpt./Dan River/No/Bluestone/Rpt.;]



[S-Avs]


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


The Salem Avalanche lost to the Wilmington Blue Rocks 3-2 in game two of their best of five Carolina league Championship series. In the third inning, Clint Barmus hit a solo homerun for a 1-nothing Salem lead. In the the fifth, Salem goes up two-zip when Garrett Atkins draws a bases loaded walk. But in the bottom of the fifth, Wilmington's Jeremy Dodson smacks a three run homer off Steve Machuk and 3-2 is your final as Salem loses. Game three is tomorrow night at 7:05 at Salem Memorial Stadium.

[S-Busch]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-100]
[GRAPHIC=Richmond speedway]


The Busch Series had the spotlight at Richmond International Raceway tonight
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/TNT; :00]


for the Autolte/Fram 250 and tempers were flaring as Greg Biffle tries to punch Jay sauter afetr Biffle said Sauter tried to wreck him..can someome say larger fine?
Jimmy Spencer dominates, leading 169 laps to sweep the Buschseries ebents at Richmond, he wins and Matt Kenseth was second.
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-97 1:05:36]
[GRAPHIC=richmond]

Bud Pole Qualifying took place earlier in the day at Richmond as Winston Cup drivers qualified for tomorrow night's Monte Carlo 400.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/CNN-SI; :00]


And Jeff Gordon would capture the pole, turning and burning the .750 mile track at a speed of 124.902 miles an hour. Gordon wins his seventh pole of the season and 39th of his career. He also knocks Rusty Wallace off the pole in the process.
Not a good day for Jason Leffler. He gets loose here at hits the wall. Leffler and his Dodge make the field, qualifying 42nd. Here's the starting grid.
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[GO TO BOARDS] [WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5016;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Jeff Gordon/124.901/2. Rusty Wallace//3. Sterling Marlin//4. Jeff Burton//5. Ward Burton//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Bobby Labonte//7. Casey Atwood//8. Dale Earnhardt Jr.//9. Ricky Rudd//10. Ron Hornaday//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Joe Nemechek//12. Todd Bodine//13. Stacy Compton//14. Dave Blaney//15. Ricky Green//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Dale Jarrett//17. Ken Schrader//18. Jeff Green//19. Mark Martin//20. John Andretti//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Mike Skinner//22. Kevin Harvick//23. Bobby Hamilton//24. Robert Pressley//25. Jimmy Spencer//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-26. Terry Labonte//27. Johnny Benson//28. Kenny Wallace//29. Mike Wallace//30. Jeremy Mayfield//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Buckshot Jones//32. Elliott Sadler//33. Tony Stewart//34. Rick Mast//35. Brett Bodine//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Kyle Petty//37. Bill Elliott/Prov/38. Matt Kenseth/Prov/39. Jerry Nadeau/Prov/40. Kurt Busch/Prov/;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Michael Waltrip/Prov/42. Jason Leffler/Prov/43. Kevin Lepage/Prov/;]
[RUNS=:45]
[OUT Q=...last driver."]
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-104 4904TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL]


A dangerous Western Michigan teams comes to Blacksburg tomorrow for a high noon showdown with 9th ranked Virginia Tech.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kalamazoo, MI;:00]

The Broncos opened the 2001 campaign two weeks ago with a 48-yo-7 thrashing of Illinois State. In that game quarterback Jeff Welsh tossed 5 touchdown passes and completed 73 percent of his passes. The Broncos are 16 point underdogs to Tech, but after playing on the road at Wisconsin and Florida the past two years - they are not intimidated.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=GOING TO VT...]
[SUPER=01-Gary Darnell/Western Michigan Head Coach; :02]
[SUPER=01-Joe Ballard/Western Michigan Cornerback; :15]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Welsh/Western Michigan Quarterback; :27]
[SUPER=01-Grant Noel/3 Touchdown Passes vs. UConn; :41]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/100 Wins at Virginia Tech; :56]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=...WE GOT IT."]
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[VO-NAT con't]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

The good news for Tech fans is that running back Kevin Jones will play tomorrow. The deep thigh bruise he suffered last Saturday is now 95 percent healed according to Tech.
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[S-VMI]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-103]
[GRAPHIC=VMI football]


Tomorrow, an old rival will be in Lexington as the Keydets of V-M-I hook up with William and Mary. Kickoff at Alumni Memorial Field is 1 o'clock. Roanoke valley football fans attending the game will have a chance to see former Cave Spring star Corey Paxton, now a tribe H-back, among other talented players.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="]
[SUPER=01-Joey Gibson/VMI Quarterback; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=....help us out some to"]
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[Colorado-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow... That's what's happening in parts of Northern Colorado.
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[VO-NAT 11:28:04]
[SUPER=03-Breckenridge, CO;]

Weather-related Traffic problems are starting early this year. Breckenridge residents were greeted with one of the earliest snow falls in 20 years. But a lot of them say they're ready for the snowy weather.
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