[1-News-Head]

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Operation Infinite Justice is officially underway as US troops head out to sea.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Plus, more and more travelers are shunning the seemingly "unfriendly skies" in favor of riding the rails.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Head]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, The Late Model Stock cars were at Martinsville today A change in the date of the Ryder Cup matches.
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[VO-NAT]


And we'll visit the diamond as the St. Louis Cardinals hosted the Milwaukee Brewers.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Leo]
[SS=None]


Today's sunshine is now giving way to some scattered showers... I'll have your forecast....
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


U-S troops are on the move, including 15-thousand Virginia-based sailors and Marines.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And in just a few hours, Roanoke's star will shine red, white, and blue in their support.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Attacks-Update]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=01-35 TC1:16:35]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The Navy says the "Theodore Roosevelt" battle group is "headed East", but that's all it will say.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Norfolk;]


The aircraft carrier group was originally scheduled to spend six months in the Mediterranean, but the 15 thousand U-S Navy men and women and Marines may now see duty elsewhere.
At the same time, a Marine Amphibious Ready group is scheduled to leave North Carolina tomorrow.
And the Pentagon is ordering combat aircraft to bases in the Persian Gulf area.
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[Star]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Mill Mountain Star]


As the troops head out, the Mill Mountain Star is ready to shine America's colors, just as it did during Operation Desert Storm.
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[LIVE=Mill Mountain Cam]


Crews have completed the necessary tube replacement and repair work .. and tonight at 8-30, city officials will throw the switch to illuminate the star in red, white and blue.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


The ceremony will be on the parking garage roof .. at Franklin and Williamson roads in downtown Roanoke. Parking on the lower levels there is free tonight.

[Airport]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC55:47]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Regional Airport]

Roanoke Regional Airport is waiting for the public to regain faith in the airline industry.
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[VO-NAT :28]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Since last week's terrorist attacks, many passengers are choosing other forms of transportation. Others are avoiding travel altogether. As a result the airport is losing money it would have made in parking fees and concession sales. In October, the airport will also lose some of the revenue brought in by landing fees after US Airways pulls all six of its jets out of Roanoke. Now, officials are working on cutting spending and boosting consumer confidence in air travel.
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[SOT 1:42:02-1:42:12]
[IN Q=I think the tightening of security...]

((ART WHITTAKER/CHAIRMAN, AIRPORT COMMISSION: I THINK THE TIGHTENING OF SECURITY AND THAT THE PUBLIC REALIZE THAT THEY HAVE A SAFE AND SECURE AIRPORT AND AIRPORTS TO OPERATE ON, THEY'LL COME BACK. ))
[SUPER=01-Art Whittaker/Airport Commission Chairman;]
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[OUT Q=they'll come back.]
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[VO-NAT]

Despite money concerns, Whittaker says groundbreaking on the airport's new control tower is still set for Monday morning.
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[Amtrak]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC1:19:45]
[GRAPHIC=Amtrak]


Many worried airline passengers are turning to trains. Amtrak has added thousands of cars to handle the extra passengers. Richard Lesko has more from the station in Clifton Forge.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge;]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Martin/Amtrak Conductor]
[SUPER=01-Glenda Dever/Amtrak Passenger]
[SUPER=07-Connie Everett]
[SUPER=@Richard1;]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=RLN7 Clifton Forge.]

(([NAT SOUND OF TRAIN PULLING IN]
[RUNS= 3]

Clifton Forge is just one of twenty-five stops on Amtrak's Washington D.C. to Chicago run. Much like other stops, the town's station has seen plenty of new passengers since last Tuesday's attack.
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[SOT 2:39:00]
[IN Q=We've seen substantial]

((WAYNE MARTIN/AMTRAK CONDUCTOR; WE'VE SEEN SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE IN RIDERSHIP, HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT HAD NEVER RODE A TRAIN BEFORE WHO ARE RIDING OUR TRAINS NOW. THEY SAID THEY WERE CHANGING OVER TO TRAINS DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE PLANES WEREN'T RUNNING.))
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[OUT Q=planes weren't running.]

Glenda Dever is no stranger to rail travel. She's making the 9 hour trip from Clifton Forge to her home in Cincinnati and says those who haven't done it are missing out on breathtaking views.
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[SOT 2:19:16]
[IN Q=The sights...]

((GLENDA DEVER; THE SIGHTS, PEOPLE YOU CAN COMMUNICATE WITH. YOU CAN GET UP AND WALK AROUND, EXERCISE YOUR LEGS.))
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[OUT Q=exercise your legs.]

Dever's daughter was dropping her mother off at the station, and says there's a certain mystique about travelling by train.
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[SOT 2:28:41]
[IN Q=Nothing beats...]

((CONNIE EVERETT; NOTHING BEATS THE AIRPLANE VIEW, BUT DOWN HERE YOU GO THROUGH MOUNTAINS THAT YOU DON'T NORMALLY GO THROUGH BY CAR. IT'S BEAUTIFUL.))
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[OUT Q=by car. It's beautiful.]

Conductor Wayne Martin says when he isn't driving trains, he's riding them on vacation trips.
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[SOT 2:40:32]
[IN Q=I think it's a safer...]

((I THINK IT'S A SAFER WAY TO TRAVEL, YOU CAN'T GET HIJACKED FOR ONE THING, AND IT'S MORE RELAXING THAN AN AIRPLANE. I HAVE RODE ON A PLANE AND DIDN'T LIKE IT. I WAS BORED. AMTRAK, WE HAVE BETTER SCENERY AND WE DO HAVE MOVIES ON BOARD.))
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[OUT Q=movies on board.]
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[SOT 3:13:18]
[IN Q=AMTRACK EMPLOYEES]

((RICHARD LESKO/RLESKO@WDBJ7.COM;AMTRAK EMPLOYEES ARE WORKING OVERTIME TO ACCOMMODATE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE GOING BY RAIL. NOW THE COMPANY WANTS TO USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO ATTRACT EVEN MORE FIRST TIME TRAVELERS. RICHARD LESKO NEWS 7 CLIFTON FORGE.))
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[Pole-Prayer]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=501-15 TC1:05:03]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]


There were prayers for the nation this morning, as students, parents and teachers gathered outside their schools in a display of Christian faith.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Roanoke Co.]


The sun was just rising as a group joined hands outside Bonsack Elementary.
"See You at the Pole," was scheduled long before last week's terrorist attacks, but recent events were clearly on these young minds this morning.
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[SOT 02:59:30]
[IN Q=There's a lot of things]

((JAIME SKILLING: THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS HAPPENING AROUND US THIS VERY DAY, AND WE WERE JUST PRAYING THAT NONE OF IT WOULD HAPPEN HERE AT OUR SCHOOL, IN OUR HOMES OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.)) ((DARIN SKILLING: WE GET PEOPLE WILLING TO SHARE THEIR FAITH. WE GET PEOPLE SAYING THIS SHOULDN'T HAPPEN, AND HOW CAN WE RALLY AROUND HELPING PEOPLE MORE.))
[SUPER=141-Jaime Skilling; :00]
[SUPER=141-Darin Skilling; :12]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=helping people more.]
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[VO-NAT]


Students in Texas organized the first "See You at the Pole," in 1990. The event has since spread to schools across the nation.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Defense industries are putting out a call for engineers.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]


And many of them are turning to Virginia Tech.
That story's still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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[Mason-Dixon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-29 TC1:52:09]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Virgnia's governor's race has taken a back seat to world events over the last week.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Nevertheless, Democrat Mark Warner continues to hold his lead over Republican Mark Earley.
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[VO-NAT]

The latest News-7 Mason Dixon poll shows "little change in the race over the summer." Warner was up by seven points in March, by five points over Earley in June, and now has a six point edge over the former Attorney General. Libertarian Candidate Bill Redpath showed up for the first time in September with one percent.
Warner's strength lies in Northern Virginia where 53-percent of those polled say they'd vote for him now, compared to Earley's 35-percent. Warner also runs strongly in Roanoke and Southwest Virginia with a 10-percent margin separating the two candidates in our region. Earley is ahead in other parts of the state but by slimmer margins than other Republicans have shown in recent elections.
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[Mark-Warner]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-51 TC25:49]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]


Today Mark Warner's focus was on transportation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Richmond]


At a Richmond news conference, the Democratic candidate said too many highway projects have gone over budget.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=There have been]

((MARK WARNER: THERE HAVE BEEN TOO MANY EXAMPLES OF INEFFICIENT MANAGEMENT IN OUR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM. SECOND, WE MUST INVEST MORE IN ROADS AND IN MASS TRANSIT, AND GIVE COMMUNITIES A GREATER ROLE IN MAKING TRANSPORTATION DECISIONS.))


[SUPER=@MarkWarner;]
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[OUT Q=transportation decisions.]
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[VO-NAT]


To that end, Warner wants localities to have the power to ask voters for extra money for roads and transit.
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[Goodyear]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC55:47]
[GRAPHIC=Goodyear Layoffs]


Goodyear Tire is expected to announce another 70 to 80 layoffs at its Danville plant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


An official announcement is expected within the hour, after the company completes notification of all affected employees.
The cutbacks would affect the aircraft division.
30 aircraft tire workers were laid off just a few weeks ago at the Danville plant.
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[Passport]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-30 TC1:58:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


State officials are hoping overseas markets will pull Danville businesses out of a sales slump.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


It's called the Passport Program, and it's a series of lecuture-luncheons designed to teach local businesses how to export their products to other countries.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We met with]

((PAUL GROSSMAN: WE MET WITH A DOZEN COMPANIES TODAY AND WE'LL FOLLOW UP FOR ANOTHER FEW WEEKS IN THE NEXT TWO MOTHS ABOUT HOW TO EXPORT AND ALSO SOME MORE COMPLICATED ISSUES.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Grossman/International Trade Director]
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[OUT Q=complicated issues.]
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[VO-NAT]


Ben Killingsworth is a sales manager for American Standard Building systems in Martinsville.
He's looking forward to penetrating foreign markets.
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[IN Q=I'm really glad]

((BEN KILLINGSWORTH: I'M REALLY GLAD I CAME. I'VE GOTTEN A REAL EDUCATION MYSELF.))
[SUPER=01-Ben Killingsworth]
[RUNS=05]
[OUTQ=a real education myself]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]


Today's lecture was the first in a series to be presented in the Danville area.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A late-session recovery allowed the major market averages to finish well off their lows of the day. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/144.27/8759.13/y/27.31/1527.77;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Still, the DOW lost 144 points.
NASDAQ fell 27.
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[Forensic-Nurse]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC16:59]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The job of most nurses is to care for the sick and injured.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


But in Bedford a special branch of nurses actually helps investigators solve crimes.
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[VO-NAT:11]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Caroline (Carrol-LINE) Butt is one of several forensic nurses at Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Her job is to collect evidence from the victim, the suspect --and sometimes even the crime scene.
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[SOT20:47]
[IN Q=When you step into the role of the ]

((CAROLINE BUTT/FORENSIC NURSE:WHEN YOU STEP INTO THE ROLE OF THE FORENSIC EXAMINER -- YOU HAVE TO SEPARATE YOURSELF FROM ACTUALLY BEING THERE FOR THE PATIENT --YOU ARE THERE THE EVIDENCE BECAUSE YOU WANT TO STAY UN BIASED))
[SUPER=01-Caroline Butt/Forensic Nurse]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=to stay unbaised]
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[VO-NAT:4]


The evidence helps detectives and attorneys get to the truth.
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[SOT23:52]
[IN Q=Criminal cases are more scientific]

((RANDY KRANTZ/BEDFORD COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: CRIMINAL CASES ARE MORE SCIENTIFIC THESE DAYS AND WE HAVE A GREAT DEPENDENCE ON PHYSICAL EVIDENCE --AND THE FORENSIC NURSES ARE JUST INVALUABLE IN HELPING US COLLECT THAT EVIDENCE AS WELL AS INFORMATION))
[SUPER=01-Randy Krantz/Bedford Commonwealth's Attorney]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=as well as information]
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[VO-NAT :6]


Forensic Nursing is a fairly new profession... it's only been around about five years.
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[Pot-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=501-10 TC47:28]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust]


Pittsylvania County authorities are calling a recent pot bust one of the largest indoor operations in county history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


Police have arrested 44-year-old Ted Nichols for manufacturing marijuana in this home on Cascade Mill Road.
Last week, police found 63 thousand dollars worth of plants, a marijuana plant cloning system, heat lamps and gallons of liquid fertilizer in the house and in the shed next to the house.
A 15-year-old was also found inside the home in possession of marijuana.
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[East]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC1:17:36]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Murder charges against a Lynchburg man accused of killing his estranged wife have been sent on to a grand jury.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Authorities say 43- year- old John Wesley East strangled and stabbed Karen East in her home April 28th.
Witnesses testified today they heard East threaten his estranged wife earlier that night and a jailhouse informant says East admitted he killed her and had tried to establish an alibi.
A forensics expert says material found underneath Karen East's fingernails closely matched her husband's D-N-A.
An indictment could come next month.
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[Rat-Line]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=VMI Seal]


Seniors at V-M-I are ready to resume the rat line tonight.
They had suspended it during a disciplinary dispute with the administration.
V-M-I decided to reinstate one of two seniors who had been dismissed from school last week, on charges of violating ratline rules.
The case of the other senior, and a suspended junior are still under review.

[Expo-Recruit]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC2:03:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Engineering expertise is needed in the defense industry and companies are looking to Virginia Tech for new hires.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Defense contractors Lockheed Martin and Newport News Shipbuilders were among others at Tech's Engineering Expo today.

The annual event is attended by over 2-hundred various companies each year. For those who provide the U-S military with products, last week's attacks may mean more work.
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[SOT 2:01:16 - :22/ CUT COVER / 2:01:27 - :34]
[IN Q=already the]

((J. DUNN/RECRUITER NEWPORT NEWS SHIPBUILDING; ALREADY THE HIRING PLAN WE HAVE IN PLACE WE EXPECT TO BE HIRING ABOUT 1-HUNDRED ENGINEERS NEXT YEAR. / TECH IS PROBABLY AT THE TOP OF THE LIST JUST BECAUSE IT IS JUST SUCH A WELL ESTABLISHED AND REPUTABLE ENGINEERING PROGRAM.))
[SUPER=01-J. Dunn/Newport News Shipbuilding Recruiter; ]
[RUNS=:14 ]
[OUT Q=REPUTABLE ENGIINEERING PROGRAM.]
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[VO-NAT]

Over the two-day event, the shipbuilding company has collected more than 1-hundred resumes. Dunn says a number of December graduates will be offered an interview.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Tease]
[GRAPHIC=None]


And coming up in sports, The Ryder Cup matches will switch years Michael Vick and his Falcon teammates had a charity flag football game.
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[VO-NAT]


And More than 100 race teams jammed the Martinsville for a Late Model Sports car practice at the Martinsville Speedway.
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[S-Taco]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-100 12048TC]
[GRAPHIC=MARTINSVILLE S'WAY]

The Martinsville Speedway is getting ready for the Super Bowl of Late Model Stock car racing at the end of this month.
Today Mike Stevens says a couple of cars showed up for an open test session.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tony McGuire/1995 Taco Bell 300 Winner; :13]
[SUPER=01-Chad Harris/2000 Taco Bell Pole Winner; :28]
[SUPER=01-Butch Hamlet/Taco Bell Chevy Driver; :54]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Setzer/Will Race in Taco Bell 300; 1:17]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:32]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-98 (1:19:16)]
[GRAPHIC=MLB Logo]


A couple of afternoon games on tap in the Major Leagues today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/FOX SPORTS; :]


In St. Louis, The Cardinals and Brewers hooked up for an afternoon game.
In the third, Albert Pujols hits this fly ball off the wall in right centerfield scoring 2 runs and giving the Cardinals a 4 to nothing lead in the inning.
[SUPER=35-St. Louis/8/Milwaukee/2/;]


The Cardinals would add another run in the third Craig Paquette belts this single to centerfield scoring Jim Edmunds to make it 5 to nothing and the Cardinals win the game 8 to 2.
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[TALENT=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold logo]


One other game this afternoon, The New York Mets beat Pittsburgh 9 to 2.


[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-94 (1:28:30)]
[GRAPHIC=Falcons Logo]


The Atlanta Falcons are preparing to resume their N-F-L season this Saturday afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Flowery Branch, GA/WGCL; :]


Yesterday the Falcons were back at their practice field in an effort to raise money for Familes of the rescue workers killed in the attacks at the World Trade Center.
Michael Vick and his teammates entertained the crowd of over 2 thousand fans and some companies throughout the Atlanta area with a flag football game.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="It's kind...]
[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/Falcons Rookie Quarterback; :]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=....a lot of minds."]
[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


With contributions, plus another 50-thousand collected by a fire company and money from players and coaches the Falcons hope to raise more than 100-thousand dollars.

[S-Ryder]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-102 (1:16:19)]
[GRAPHIC=Golf Logo]


The Ryder Cup golf matches will be moving to even-numbered years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England; :]


This years event, scheduled for the Belfry in London, has been postponed until next September because of the attacks on New York and Washington D.C. European golf officials say the biennial event will stay in even numberd years after the Switch.
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[TALENT=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


The Presidents Cup Matches will switch to odd number years beginning in 2003.
[Promo]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

There's a new movement on the Virginia Tech campus.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Students are responding to last week's attacks by creating "Hokies United." [***FLAG MB GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon and Jean/MB SET]


Jean Jadhon is here with more on that.
[LIVE= Jean/FULL MB SET]
[SUPER=149-Jean Jadhon/jjadhon*wedbj7.com]

Keith and Shannon, the newly formed organization is holding a unity event on the campus drillfield tonight at seven.
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[VO-NAT :12]
[SUPER=143-Blacksburg;]

Hokies United President Vivek (Vee-vek) Mehta (Meat-a) says the purpose is to raise money for the Red Cross and open discussions about the recent tragedy. Tonight's gathering will feature university leaders as speakers.
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[SOT 2:08:41]
[IN Q=the president of the ]

((VIVEK MEHTA/HOKIES UNITED; THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY, NIKKI GIOVANNI, A NATIONALLY RENOWNED POET DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR, DR. DIXON VICE-PRESIDENT OF MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS A FEW STUDENTS LEADERS FRANK BEAMER. TO GET THESE FOLKS IN IT REALLY MEANS A LOT.))
[SUPER=141-Vivek Mehta/Hokies United;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=IT REALLY MEANS A LOT.]
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[VO-NAT ]


The group also wants to address any racism against Tech students of Middle Eastern decent.
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[***NEWS 7 @ 11 MB GRAPHIC***]
[LIVE=Jean FULL/MB SET]

We'll tell you how they plan to do that and more on what speakers have to say...
[DOUBLE BOXES= Keith-Shannon and Jean/Newsroom]

...tonight on News 7 at 11.