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Coming up on News 7- An local registrar announces his resignation--
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Fire fighters are called to the Roanoke Airport-- after a technician smells smoke. It's another victory for the Hokies. And, residents in one Roanoke neighborhood take security into their own hands.
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News 7 is next.
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One day after an emotionally charged meeting in Richmond-- a member of the Lynchburg electoral board announces his resignation.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Grant]


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The chairman of the Lynchburg Electoral Board is resigning... instead of facing the State Board of Elections in a hearing next week.
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Alphonso Grant, seen on the right, resigned today amid allegations he charged nearly 20-thousand dollars on a city issued credit card. Grant's also accused of unlawfully firing two employees of the registrar's office. In an emotionally charged meeting in Richmond yesterday, the State Board of Elections split on a vote to ask him to resign immediately or petition the court to remove him.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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In letter announcing his resignation, Grant attacked a Lynchburg newspaper for pursuing a quote - "one-sided political vendetta".

Grant says he has decided to forward his energy in other directions.[Airplane-Smoke]


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Fire officials received a scare after responding to the Roanoke Regional Airport tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Officials say a technician smelled smoke in the cockpit of a Northwest Airlink plane this evening. Airport officials say no passengers were on board the plane, and the smoke did not do any damage. Fire officials are investigating the incident.
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[Passenger-Rail]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC-1:48:58]
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According to Congressman Bob Goodlatte, Southwest Virginians will soon be able to hop a train, close to home.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Week;]

However, Goodlatte says passenger rail could be more of an issue for the state and not the federal government. Goodlatte spoke with Roanoke City Council this week about the issue.
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[IN Q=The state has appropriated...]
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/(R) 6TH DISTRICT; THE STATE HAS APPROPRIATED FUNDS TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE RAIL LINES AND STATIONS. CONGRESS HAS PASSED LEGISLATION ON REQUEST OF MYSELF AND CONGRESSMAN BOUCHER TO HAVE AMTRAK PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROJECT WITHIN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA AND IT'S OUR GOAL TO HAVE AMTRAK PROVIDE THE ROLLING STOCK, THE LOCOMOTIVES AND PASSENGER CARS.))
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[OUT Q=locomotives and passenger cars.]
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Goodlatte also says passenger rail service could encourage more freight rail traffic, freeing up lanes on Interstate 81.
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[Pattisall]


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[WRITER=rle]
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A Salem judge apparently doesn't want to disturb his vacation plans... so he's asked attorneys involved in a redistricting lawsuit against the state to come to him.
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[SUPER=@File]

District Judge Richard Pattisall has asked lawyers for both sides to travel to Hilton Head, South Carolina Monday, where he'll hold court in a beach side community center. A state watchdog group says that idea is "arrogant'' and wastes taxpayer money. Pattisall will hear motions on whether to step down from the case and will rule on the Democrats' request to force the state to keep existing legislative districts in place.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Democrats claim that Republican leaders engaged in racial, gender and partisan gerrymandering when redrawing legislative district lines last spring.









[Belle-Avenue]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=jus]
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It's gone from bad to worse in one Northeast Roanoke neighborhood.
Vandals have destroyed homes, cars, and more importantly the sense of security in the area.
Justin McLeod explains why residents are fed up....with the vandals and the city.
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((((NAT SOUND FULL OF CAR DRIVING BY))
Take a drive through Belle Avenue and at first glance everything seems ok.
But take a closer look and you'll see there's a serious problem, vandalism. (FILE TAPE :57:07, shot of burnt concrete)
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[IN Q=It first started off with a few eggings]

((NATHAN WHEELING/RESIDENT: IT FIRST STARTED OFF WITH A FEW EGGINGS, AND THEN IT STARTED FROM THAT SLASHING TIRES, JUST DIRECTLY VANDALISM.))
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The problems started two years ago and only got worse.
A vacant building burned to the ground.
Cars got stolen.
The latest incident happened more than a week ago.
Someone set this car on fire.
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[IN Q=The Roanoke Police Department]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE ROANOKE POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS THEY'VE INCREASED BIKE PATROLS AS WELL AS SENDING CRUISERS THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD ON A ROUTINE BASIS. BUT SOME RESIDENTS SAY THAT'S NOT ENOUGH. AFTER ALL THE PROBLEMS KEEP HAPPENING. THATS WHY SOME RESIDENTS ARE NOW PROVIDING THEIR OWN SECURITY.))
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Many have installed home security systems and motion sensor lights.
Some have gone as far as putting up survelliance cameras.
But some feel the city needs to do more.
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((NATHAN WHEELING/RESIDENT: FOR TWO YEARS, I THINK IS LONG ENOUGH.))
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So earlier this week, some neighbors confronted the mayor and police chief at a neighborhood appreciation dinner.
The result? The city plans more study.
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((JOE GASKINS/ROANOKE POLICE CHIEF: WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THE CALLS FOR SERVICE THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN THE AREA, LOOK AT THE STATISTICS, AND SEE IF THE PROBLEMS ARE ON-GOING.))
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Neighbors also plan to start a more active neighborhood watch program.
Residents say they must do everything they can to stop (shot of stop sign :29:10) the vandals before it starts to drive (shot of car driving by) some away for good.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))

[FAO-Schwarz]


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The toy store made famous by the movie "Big" starring Tom Hanks is now in Roanoke.
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F-A-O Schwarz today opened a temporary shop in the old Brendle's building at the Tanglewood Mall.
The company already has a distribution facility in Roanoke and is using some of that merchandise to test the market.


The store will only be open for three weeks but that could change.
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[IN Q=If the Roanoke Valley]

((CATHERINE WELLS/SPOKESPERSON: IF THE ROANOKE VALLEY LIKES WHAT THEY SEE WE'LL GO BEYOND THAT. WE WOULD BE GLAD TO RESTOCK AND STAY ABOARD BUT IT IS ONLY A TEMPORARY SITUATION AND FOR ANYTHING PERMANENT THAN THAT, WE'LL SEE.))
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Whether the company extends its stay will depend on sales and a number of other factors.
You can visit the new F-A-O Schwarz store until at least September 23rd.
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[Appalachian-Report]


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Some good news for the nation's coal- miners. The national energy scare has coal operators digging more coal in West Virginia and other coal-producing states. According to the U-S Energy Information Agency, production is up by seven percent this year across the country. In West Virginia-- production is up one percent. West Virginia's Coal Association chairman predicts the state will produce about 170- million tons by year's end.

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On a programming note - News 7 will be getting your day off to an EARLIER start - beginning this Monday Morning.
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[Take Pinnacle FS 9012]
That's when News 7 Mornin' expands to 90 minutes, starting at 5-30 AM. We hope you will join Kimberly McBroom, Steve Pardon, and meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner at our new starting time, 5-30 A-M each weekday Morning, beginning Monday.
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Still to come on News7, Roy Stanley will have highlights on Virginia Tech's win over the Western Michigan Broncos...

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but before that, Shannon Young will take us to the Peaks of Otter to show us what 's new with the old.
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[Ramsey]


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Authorities say America Online has given police the name of a user who claims to have witnessed the murder of JonBenet Ramsey.
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Police say they know the subscriber's name and place of residence. But they're not releasing further details. A police spokeswoman says A-O-L turned over the information last week. Authorities say the tip's no more or less significant than any other. JonBenet was found beaten and strangled the day after Christmas 1996 in her family's home.
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[Tahlib]


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A West Virginia man has been arrested in connection with the death of a Martinsville man. 52- year old Richard Ross was shot in the back of the head nearly three years ago. 40- year old (Zah-KEE TAH-lib) Zakee Tahlib of West Virginia has been indicted for murder. A second suspect-- 47- year old Ramzee Shareef has already plead guilty to capital murder for his role in the crime.[R

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[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
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The World Conference Against Racism has ended a day late with compromise declarations on the Middle East and slavery.

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[SUPER=03-Durban, South Africa;]

The conference's final document refers to the "plight'' of the Palestinians and the injustice of slavery and colonialism. The U-S and Israel pulled out of the conference earlier this week, protesting efforts to single out Israel for criticism. Compromises came after nine days of contentious debate, and a day after the conference in Durban, South Africa, had been scheduled to end.
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[Peaks-Otter]


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Autumn brings with it natural beauty as Mother Nature prepares for the cold. And the Peaks of Otter Lodge is ready to handle all the tourists, who want to admire the season's attributes.. In this week's Time Off, Shannon Young shows us how the rustic retreat is evolving.
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((The leaves at Peaks of Otter are getting ready to change. But at the lodge, it's already a new season. For the past year, management's been adding to and upgrading a facility already known for it's understated elegance.
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((It's all new carpet and painting and new buffets and the whole nine yeards, really.))
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Ron Stull has overseen the modifications. He says the main building was expanded to enlarge the dining room and include an amenity bar. But the lodge's greatest commodities are still peace and quiet. Most rooms boast rocking chairs and negative space instead of TV's and telephones. The focus is on the out of doors.
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((We want it to be part of nature and not something that stands out from nature.))
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The towering Peaks and the glassy surface of Abbott Lake take center stage. And if you're lucky you may come within viewing distance of some of the area's wildlife.
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((Usually, it's mainly deer, we see some snakes and every now and then if you're lucky you get to see a bear.))
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You may also catch a glimpse of the lodge's new mascot. An otter recently took up residence in the lake, although the critter proved camera shy. Stull says he's not sure what brought the animal to this neck of the woods. But he does know what keeps his customers coming back.
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((It's the nature, the hiking trails, the serenity, I guess.))
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Shannon Young, News 7, Bedford.)) [Tease2]
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Still to come on News 7, it's up, up, and away for a wayward blimp in Missouri...
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and also, truckers from around the country honed their skills in Roanoke to help give some children their wishes. We'll explain coming up in just a minute.
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

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Its a wish come true for a local charity, thanks to some trucker drivers.
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Today, the Mid Atlantic Truck Driver's Association held a truck rodeo in the parking lot of the Tanglewood Mall.
Nearly a hundred drivers from all over the country were judged on how they manuvered through an obstacle course.
Proceeds from today's event will benefit the Make A Wish Foundation.
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[IN Q=The average cost of a wish]

((DENISE BARNES/MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION: THE AVERAGE COST OF A WISH IS FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS. SOME WISHES ARE A LOT MORE THAN THAT. A FAMILY OF SEVEN TO HAWAII IS A LOT MORE. SOME WISHES ARE VERY SIMPLE, FOR PUPPY, FOR A RECLINER, OR A TELEVISION. THEY'RE LIMITED ONLY BY THE IMAGINATION OF THE CHILD.))
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The Make A Wish Foundation provides wishes for children who have life-threatening illnesses.
Last year, they granted nearly two hundred wishes in Central and Western Virginia.
Today's event raised several thousand dollars.
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[Wildfires]


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Authorities have determined what sparked a wildfire that burned 26 homes and forced the evacuation of 400 houses in California.
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[SUPER=03-Butte Co., CA;]

Officials say the fire started when a dead tree fell into a power line. Some residents, north of Sacramento, were allowed back to look at their homes today, but they could NOT stay. The fire is threatening another 850 structures... with more than one-thousand firefighters battling the blaze. Across the West, 14 major fires are burning in California, Idaho, Montana, Washington and Wyoming.
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[Tech-Farm]


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Because of the success of this year's Virginia Tech Farm and Family showcase, plans are already being made for the event to take place next year.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Week;]

Thousands of Southwest Virginia residents traveled to the University's Kentland Farm on Wednesday and Thursday. The showcase featured farm and agricultural demonstrations as well as trade shows and exhibits.
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((MIKE SCHRODER/VIRGINIA TECH; THERE'S NOTHING REALLY THAT EMPHASIZES THE EDUCATION ASPECT OF THE TRADE SHOW AND EXHIBIT PIECES SO WE TRY AND PUT EVERYTHING TOGETHER.))
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Schools took advantage of the showcase by making the outing to the farm an educational field trip for students.
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[Olde-Salem]


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An old Salem tradition makes it through another successful year.
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Thousands turned out for the 21st annual Olde Salem Days held on Main Street.
The festival featured more than 400 artists and crafters as well as an antique car show.
Various bands also performed on three different stages throughout the afternoon.
The Salem Jaycees will use the proceeds from the event to help support various charitable programs throughout the area.
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[Blimp]


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A MetLife blimp took an unexpected ride in the not so friendly skies last night.
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[VO-NAT 20:10:17]
[SUPER=03-Near Chillicothe, MO;]

Thunderstorm winds of 50 miles an hour tore the blimp away from its mat at the Downtown Kansas City Airport... sending it airborne, without a pilot. Air traffic control and the Federal Aviation Administration were immediately put on alert.
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((THE WIND STARTED PICKING UP REALLY GOOD AND THE BLIMP ROLLED ON ITS SIDE AND BROKE FREE. IT FLOATED OFF TO THE EAST))
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[OUT Q=off to the east.]
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About two hours after takeoff the blimp finally came to rest, covering a truck more than 75 miles from home.

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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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The Salem Avalanche has taken a 2 games to 1 lead on Wilmington in the Carolina League Championship.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Blue Rocks; :]


The fans turned out in full force to support the Avalanche.
In the bottom of the fourth, Chris Moore gets all of this pitch sending it over the right field wall for a solo homer to make it 1 to nothing Salem.
Then 2 batters later Scott Seal hits the long ball a solo homer over the right field wall and the Avalanche led 2 to nothing after 4.
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Salem would add another homer in the fifth Dan Phillips with the solo shot over the left field wall to make it 3 to nothing and Salem wins it 5 to zip.
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[S-Tech]


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Virginia Tech shutout Western Michigan 31-to-nothing yesterday. Mike Stevens and photographer Greg Moore show us how the Broncos were silenced in more ways than one.
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[S-VMI]


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William and Mary beat the Keydets of V-M-I 34 to nothing.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington/VMI vs William & Mary; :]


The Indians and Keydets meet at mid field for the coin toss.
William and Mary quarterback Dave Corley goes to the air and hits big Brandon Johnson on this 20 yard strike for a touchdown and the Indians led 20 to nothing.
[SUPER=36-William & Mary/34/VMI/0/;]


Things didn't get any better for the Keydets in the second half Corley goes to the air again and hits Jospeh Lustig from 20 yards out to make it 27 to nothing and the Indians win it 34 to nothing.
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That's it for sports, have a great Sunday everybody.

[S-College]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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[GRAPHIC=College Football]


Bridgewater wins today and Emory and Henry beats Ferrum for those and other college scores lets check the boards.


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[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-98 (1:13:44)]
[GRAPHIC=Richmond Logo]


The Winston cup drivers were in Richmond last night for the Monte Carlo 400.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond, VA/TNT SPORTS; :]


Jeff Gordon led early but Rusty Wallace, the master of the Richmond track, passes Gordon for the lead after 20 laps.
Gordon then would have some bad luck he gets tapped in the rear by Sterling Marlin and crashes into the wall bringing out the caution.
Rusty had his car in the action all night here he races with Dale Earnhardt Junior for the second spot.
Then just before the halfway mark it was Rusty battling Ricky rudd for the lead Rudd had the lead at the midway point.
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[TALENT=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


And Rudd would hold on to win the Monte Carlo 400. Kevin Harvick finished second. Dale Earnhardt Junior was third, and Dale Jarrett finished fourth. Virginia Tech gets a win in Blacksburg, more later on Sunday Morning.

[S-Venus]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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Venus Williams defended her U.S. Open title yesterday beating her sister Serena in straight sets.
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The two at center court with former champ Billie Jean King.
Venus quickly won the first set 6 to 2. But Serena made a match out of it tieing venus at 4 all in the second set.
But Venus continued the baseline strokes and she finished the match with a strong forehand winning in straight sets 6-2, 6-4.
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Pete Sampras needs one win to gain his fifth U.S. Open Championship.
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Sampras advances to the finals with a straight set, 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 win over Marat Safin.
He'll face Lleyton Hewitt in tthe Championship match.
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