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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]


Victory for the Salem Avalanche... The 2001 Carolina League Crown. The first in 14 years..
Highlights and reaction coming up.
Liddy Dole is expected to make her run official tomorrow...
and why is a local DJ in a dress? We'll explain.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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((NAT SOUND OF CROWD.))
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[VO-NAT]

Salem clinches its first Carolina League Championship in 14 years.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.

[Avalanche]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-38 TC1:01:07]
[GRAPHIC=Avlanche Carolina League Champs]

The Salem Avalanche brought the crowd to its feet-- as they defeated Wilmington six to four. Teresa Hamilton was at tonight's game and victory celebration.
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[SUPER=01-Thomas Meeks/Avalanche Fan;]
[SUPER=01-Ron Hossgilley/Avalanche Fan; ]
[SUPER=01-Eric Williams/Boston Celtics Center; ]
[SUPER=01-Donna Platter/Avalance Fan; ]
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(( The Salem Avalanche was the long shot at the end of the regular season-- which made this victory against the Wilmington Blue Rocks even sweeter.
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(( I'M SO EMOTIONAL....PERFECT ENDING. ))
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A crowd of approximately 35- hundred was on hand for the win-- Avalanche fans who've been faithful from the beginning.

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(( I THINK THEY'RE.....GOING TO WIN.))
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((THIS IS... SEE THEM WIN TONIGHT.)) The game at Salem Memorial stadium even brought out Boston's Celtics center, Eric Williams who happened to be in town.

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((i used to live in... participate in this game.)) A game many won't soon forget.
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((WE'RE REAL HAPPY FOR THEM... GOING TO HATE TO SEE THE SEASON END BUT THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO GO... TO WIN IT ALL.))
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Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Salem.))

[Franklin-Bank]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Banking]


Avlanche owner Kelvin Bowles is doing more than celebrating... he's helping to start a new bank.
Bowles and about a dozen Franklin County residents put their heads together to create the new Franklin Community Bank which will make a public offering on Wednesday.
The bank will be located at the CATCE Center in Rocky Mount and is expected to open early next year.
Virginia Home Furnishings owner Joel Shepherd is also one of the organizers.

[Va-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC1:56:55]
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Virginia Tech announced plans today to turn University research into big business...quickly.
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[VO-NAT :21]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Tech says it's joining forces with three national company creators to form a "business accelerator" called V-T Knowledgeworks. Based out of Tech's Corporate Research Center, officials say the initiative will commercialize research and boost the local economy. VT Knowledgeworks will help technology entrepreneurs develop models, plans, and funding.
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[SOT 23:47:28 - :02]
[IN Q=designed to ]

((CHARLES STEGER/VT PRESIDENT; DESIGNED TO USE THE KNOWLEDGE CREATED AT VIRGINIA TECH LABORATORIES TO CREATE NEW COMPANIES AT A GREATLY ACCELERATED PACE IT WILL TAKE NEW COMPANIES FROM THE CONCEPT TO OPERATIONS IN A FRACTION OF THE USUAL TIME. ))
[SUPER=01-Charles Steger/VT President; :]
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[OUT Q=FRACTION OF THE USUAL TIME.]
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[VO-NAT]

Officials estimate the venture will develop 40-companies within five-years. Tech along with its three-partners... e-Incubator, Redleaf and Launchfuel have provided 2-million dollars to get VT Knowledgeworks up and running.
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[Natural-Gas]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC1:50:40]
[GRAPHIC=Heating Prices]


Old Man Winter may not burn such a big hole in your pocket this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Last Year]


Roanoke Gas company says an increase in natural gas supply will drive prices down 15 to 20 percent this season.
That means the average customer will pay 150 to 200 dollars less to heat a home.
The company has 15-hundred customers who still haven't paid their bills from last year and urges them to do so soon. [tc:11:51:18]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Our biggest worry]

((JOHN WILLIAMSON: OUR BIGGEST WORRY IS THAT OCTOBER 5TH OR 6TH WE GET A COLD STORM AND EVERYONE WANTS TO GET THEIR PAST DUES AND CLEAR THEM UP, BUT WE'D MUCH RATHER HAVE THEM DO IT OVER A REASONABLE PERIOD OF TIME.))
[SUPER=01-John Williamson/Roanoke Gas Co.]
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[OUT Q=period of time.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Although prices are expected to drop this season, they are still about 30 percent higher than two years ago.

[Exploited-Children]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=slo]
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One doctor is calling the sexual exploitation of children an Epidemic... that is mostly hidden.
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[VO-NAT 16:40:20]

One out of every one HUNDRED American children is exploited by the commercial sex industry each year, according to Doctor Richard Estes. He also says that the majority of the cases have similar backgrounds.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=25 percent, and only]

((DR. RICHARD ESTES/UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA;SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE CHILDREN WE MET ON THE STREETS ARE CHILDREN FROM WORKING CLASS AND MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES. AND THE SIMPLE MAJORITY OF THEM ARE WHITE.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Richard Estes/University of Pennsylvania;]
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[OUT Q=of them are white.]
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[VO-NAT]

The authors estimate that 300 to 400-Thousand children, are involved in prostitution, pornography, or molestation.
As many boys as girls become victims, but the study found boys got less attention from both law enforcement and social services. Researchers also warn it is wrong to assume that strangers are the biggest threat to kids, many of the incidents involve those close to the children, such as family or close friends.
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[Sacramento-shootingsi]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=jja]
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A Sacramento security guard who killed himself... after allegedly killing five others.... made a videotape before his violent end.
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[VO-NAT 13.5]


Joseph Ferguson is seen in a bulletproof vest, holding a semi automatic pistol.
[SUPER=03-Sacramento, CA;]


He says the killings he was suspected of carrying out Saturday night should be quote "good enough to last about a week on the news."
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[SOT 16:46:12]
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((FOR THE VICTIMS I APOLOGIZE TO THE FAMILIES.. I WILL DIE I SEE FIT THAT THAT HAPPENS.))
[SUPER=10-Joseph Ferguson/Suspected Killer/Home Video;]
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[VO-NAT]


Ferguson apparently committed suicide this morning after a 40 minute chase.
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((HE HAD AN AK 47... 25 AUTOMATIC.))
[SUPER=01-Arturo Venegas/Sacramento Police Chief;]
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[VO-NAT]


Police believe Ferguson was despondent over being suspended from his job, and losing his girlfriend.. who was one of the shooting victims.
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[condit]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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A California grand jury rejects a flight attendant's complaint against Gary Condit- on a technicality.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Ann Marie Smith has accused Condit of obstructing justice... by allegedly asking her to sign an affidavit stating they did not have an affair.
Tonight a panel foreman says the complaint was filed in the wrong jurisdiction.
The secret decision was made Thursday night and sent to Smith's lawyer. He got the letter today.
As for Condit, he says he never asked anyone to lie.
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[McEachin-Wilder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Democratic Attorney General candidate Don McEachin will get the endorsement of the nation's first black elected governor tomorrow.
Former Governor Doug Wilder and McEachin are scheduled to appear together tomorrow at a news conference.
McEachin is running against Republican Jerry Kilgore.

[Dole]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Elizabeth Dole is set to begin her campaign for North Carolina's U-S Senate seat.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


The chairman of North Carolina's Republican Party says Dole will file the necessary paperwork tomorrow.
She'll be running for the seat that becomes vacant with the retirement of longtime Senator Jesse Helms in 2003.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Former Lynchburg Electoral Board member Al Grant says he'll fight to clear his name.
We'll have the latest next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


The fountain of youth in a pill-- a multi-million dollar business or nothing but a scam?
Congress wants to find out.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office with more highlights of tonight's series clinching win by the Salem Avalanche! Michael Jordan is coming back - officially! JR Reynolds say no thanks to the Tarheels. UVa is getting set for Joe Pa, but Joe Pa doesn't look like he's ready for anything. And the Tech golf team is in the top 10 tonight on the BIg 7.))

[Grant]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-30 TC1:48:11]
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The former secretary of the Lynchburg electoral board says he plans to fight to clear his name as he faces allegations of financial misconduct.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/1992]


Al Grant officially resigned his position today after a week of scrutiny over his use of a city credit card for electoral board expenses.
Grant's attorney.. former state G-O-P chairman Patrick McSweeney.. says his client resigned because the "blizzard of false accusations" has made it impossible for the electoral board to conduct its business.
Grant also plans to present evidence that will refute claims he ran up improper charges for travel and other expenses.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


The state electoral board has asked Grant to appear at its meeting tomorrow in Richmond.

[Moonshine]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC1:58:04]
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They spent the day in federal court today picking a jury that'll spend the next three weeks getting what amounts to a master's degree in making moonshine.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Ralph Hale, his son, wife and sister, along with William Helms and two others- -seven defendants all told- -are all that's left of 28 people indicted under Operation Lightning Strike. Most of the rest have pled guilty... and some of those may be called as witnesses against the Hales.
The jury will hear opening statements tomorrow.
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[Anti-aging]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=01-33 1:06:39]
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The ads claim to take away the pains and the wrinkles of old age... to cure the ails increase sex drive and keep people forever young.
Today one company accused of selling those products was on the hot seat.
Today several people testified before Congress.. including former employees of the company.
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[SUPER=01-Mike O'Neil/Former Dietary Supplement Company CFO; :00]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :09]
[SUPER=01-Glenn Braswell/Dietary Supplement Company Owner; :20 ]
[SUPER=01-G. Vernon Glenn/Attorney for Seniors; :40]
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[OUT Q=27 billion dollar industry.]

((ONE PRODUCT CLAIMES TO INCREASE MEMORY, SEX DRIVE AND REUDCE THE CHANCE OF HEART ATTACK BY 83 PERCENT.
But if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.. and
Today the man accused of lying and cheating seniors out of hundreds of millions of dollars was on the hot seat in Congress, but he only said this. GLENN BRASWELL/DIETARY SUPPLEMENT COMPANY OWNER: I RESPECTFULLY DECLINE TO ANSWER BASED ON MY RIGHTS GRANTED TO ME UNDER THE FIFTH AMENDMENT.
Braswell owns a mega million dollar dietary supplment business... and is accused of scamming seniors by promising a cure for just about everything.
His company Gero Vita international advertises online and through the mail.... I'M 51. I'M OLD AND CREAKY. I'D LOVE SOMETHING THAT I COULD TAKE IN THE MORNING TO MAKE ME FEEL BETTER. HAVING SAID THAT, I NOW THERE IS NO MAGIC CURE IN A BOTTLE.
Experts say Braswell isn't the only one.. hundreds of herbal medications are sold in the U-S every year with virtually no controls. That could change...
Congress is considering regulatng the 27-billion dollar industry.))

[Rabies]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=ssm]
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A rabies scare in Bedford has officials there urging city residents to avoid stray animals and keep their own pets' vaccinations up to date.
A Bedford man is undergoing treatment, because he was scratched by a stray cat over the weekend.
The animal later tested positive for rabies.
It's the second case in Bedford since July, and the tenth in the Lynchburg district this year.

[Fire-Station]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
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A protest against changes to Roanoke's fire stations flickered out by mid morning today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Protesters from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference picketed city hall for about three hours..
They say the city's plan to close one fire station and consolidate several others is a cost-saving measure that targets the black community.
But city officials say the plan will actually REDUCE emergency response times, and bring state-of-the-art life saving equipment to Roanoke.
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[Bedford-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=501-14 TC51:44]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A truck crashed into a house this afternoon in Bedford County... amazingly neither the driver nor the homeowner was injured.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


It happened shortly after noon along Cottontown Road.
Police say the driver of this pickup suffered a diabetic problem, lost control of his truck and crashed into a home owned by James Jones.
Jones was inside the house but wasn't injured.
The driver.. 45- year- old Eugene L. Reed Junior of Forest.. was checked out by paramedics at the scene.
State police say Reed may face charges.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


A high-profile Roanoke D-J who lost a bet on the Redskins takes his high-profile punishment.
We'll explain a little later in the newscast.
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[VO-NAT]


And find out how a cell-phone and a few long-distance calls saved a kayaker adrift in the English Channel.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[RU-Pepsi]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-46 26:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Coke or Pepsi? It depends on what New River Valley university you're visiting.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

Radford says it signed a 10-year exclusive contract with Pepsi. As part of the deal, the soda giant will provide just over one-million dollars to help with construction of a new student union. Pepsi representatives met with Radford officials today to present over 3-hundred thousand dollars for the project.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Earlier this month, Virginia Tech announced it's an exclusive Coke campus...with a 17-million dollar deal over 10-years.
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[Kayak-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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For all the criticism cell phones get, they sure come in handy in a pinch.
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[VO-NAT]
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[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-Off Isle of Wight, UK]


Ask this man.... Mark Ashton-Smith.
He was left clinging to his kayak for nearly an hour... after capsizing in heavy seas, four and half miles off shore.
He says he might have died had he not been carrying his mobile phone.
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[SOT 16:39:45]
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((MARK ASHTON SMITH/RESCUED KAYAKER: I KNEW THAT LIKE MY LAST LINK. SO I WAS RELIEVED WHEN I SAW IT WAS WORKING.))
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[VO-NAT]


In a panic, Ashton-Smith called his family in England and the Middle East instead of police. His dad alerted the coast guard who came to the rescue.
The Coast Guard said Ashton-Smith is lucky.. and say he should have been carrying a waterproof marine radio.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA]
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The Avalanche and Blue Rocks play a classic tonight at Salem Memorial in the Carolina League final. Steve Mason checks in from UVa as the Cavs gets ready for Joe Pa. We'll hear from Paterno, plus have some hoop news concerning JR Reynolds. But first in tonight's Extra Point
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last April; :00]

The Virginia Tech golf team has arrived on the national scene. The first preseason poll of the year, in Golfweek, ranks the Hokies tenth in the nation. Coach Jay Hardwick has all five of his top players back off last year's squad that finished 8th at the NCAA tournament and won the Big East title. Tech's first big event will be at the end of this month in Columbus, Ohio.
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[S-Carolina]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-105]
[GRAPHIC=SALEM CHAMPIONS]

The Salem Avalanche won the Carolina League's championship belts last night by hammering the Wilmington Blue Rocks 6-to-4 in game five. The Avs got four homers and got to Wilmington's Ace to clinch the Mills Cup and the franchise's first title since 1987.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Game Five; :00]
[SUPER=37-Wilmington/4/Salem/6/Avs Wins Series 3-to-2; 1:22]
[SUPER=01-Dave Collins/Salem Avalanche Manager; 1:30]
[SUPER=01-Kelvin Bowles/Avalanche Owner; 1:42]
[SUPER=01-John Lindsey/Named Series MVP with Two Homers; 1:53]
[SUPER=01-Chris Warren/Avalanche Infielder; 2:01]
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[OUT Q=...WE WORKED FOR."]
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((Lefty Jimmy Gobble from Bristol's John Battle high school was supposed to be the Avalanche's worst nightmare in game five - instead the Blue Rock ace got rocked. John Lindsey goes yard on Gobble in the bottom of the second inning with this solo shot to left center field to tied the game at 1-all. Still in the second, third baseman Seth Taylor would take a cut a Gobble and whack this 3-1 offering off the lights. Salem is in front 2-to-1 after a 2. But this one was far from finished. In the top of the third, Corey Hart's rbi plates Jeremy Dodson who just beats the Tino Sanchez tag. It's now 2-all. Salem went ahead 3-to-2 in the bottom of the inning only to lose the lead again as the Blue Rocks scored on a homer and a wild pitch to take a 4-to-3 lead. But in the bottom of the 6th frame, Lindsey took care of business as he takes another Gobble pitch out of the stadium with a massive homer. The two run shot is his second of the game and Salem is now in front 5-to-4. That turned out to be the game winner, but the Avalanche added an insurance run in the 8th as Dan Phillips hit the team's fourth homer of the game to make it 6-to-4 Salem. Rick Cercy came on in the 7th inning and shut down the Blue Rocks the rest of the way as he seals the deal with a strikeout in the 9th. Salem - ends a 14 year drought by capturing its first Carolina League pennant since 1987.))

[S-Jordan]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=MICHAEL JORDAN]


Michael Jordan confirmed last night that he is coming back to play in the NBA for the Washington Wizards this coming season. Jordan says he is doing this for the love of the game. Under NBA rules he will have to give up his part ownership in the team. He last played in the league in 1998.

[S-JR]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-103]
[GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS]


One of the area's top high school basketball stars is making his college choice public later today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Last Season; :00]

Roanoke Catholic's J.R. Reynolds is just a junior, but not just any junior, and yesterday afternoon he told news 7 Sports that he's set to end the recruiting wars. Reynolds says his final decision has come down to UVa and late comer the Kentucky Wildcats. He also told us yesterday afternoon he has eliminated the North Carolina Tarheels from consideration.
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-101 5053TC]
[GRAPHIC=UVA FB]


If you thought Richmond was a rough opponent for UVa, wait until you get a load of this Thursday's opponent the Penn State Nittany Lions. Steve Mason has more from Charlottesville.
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[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=@STEVE1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Coach; :18]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :28]
[SUPER=04-Richmond vs. Virginia; :34]
[SUPER=01-Bryson Spinner/3 TD Passes This Season; :45]
[SUPER=01-Chris Luzar/UVa Tight End; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Alvin Pearman/UVa Running Back; 1:10]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-Suggs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Lee Suggs' surgery to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament will not take place this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Saturday;:00]

Suggs, who was milling around with his teammates on the sideline Saturday is progressing well when it come to reducing the swelling in the knee, and regaining much of his range of motion. The Tech training staff says early next week is now the likely time period for the surgery with next Wednesday set as the target date.
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[S-Paterno]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[GRAPHIC=PENN STATE/uva]


Penn State is a four point favorite for Thursday night's game you get the feeling that not everyone in Happy Valley is "Happy" about playing UVa on a Thursday night.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I DON'T LIKE...]
[SUPER=01-Joe Paterno/Penn State Head Coach;:00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=...THAT'S WISHFUL THINKING."]
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[Redskins-Bet]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC42:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A friendly wager at a local radio station had a D-J skirting through traffic tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

There he is... Dick Daniels, co-host of Q-99's Breakfast Club making good his bet to publicly humiliate himself if the Redskins lost.
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[SOT00:01:49]
[IN Q=IF ONE TEAM WINS BY]

((DAVID PAGE/BREAKFAST CLUB CO-HOST; IF ONE TEAM WINS BY 21 POINTS, THE LOSER HAS TO DO ALL THINGS ON THE LIST. HE'S OUT THERE WEARING A SKIRT WITH A SIGN AND MY CHARGERS HAT, AND HE'S GOING TO COOK ME DINNER AND RAKE MY LEAVES.))
[SUPER=01-David Page/Breakfast Club Co-Host]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=RAKE MY LEAVES.]
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[VO-NAT]


Page says he's sure there will be another bet very soon so Daniels can try to win back some of that dignity he lost.
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