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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

Coming up on NEWS 7 at six.
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Technology helps firefighters pull a Lynchburg woman from a burning house-- just moments before part of the building collapses.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

And, some local hopefuls pull out all the stops in hopes of scoring with the Roanoke Dazzle.

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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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In sports, The N-F-L was back on the fields today Virginia Tech talks about its win at Rutgers.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Virginia Cavaliers pull off the upset in Death Valley beating Clemson on a last second touchdown pass.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[SS=None]


Today's warm weather and plentiful sunshine is exiting in exchange for rain and a huge drop in temperatures. We've got the workweek forecast, next. [Video-Open]
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((NAT SOUND OF MUSIC AT CEREMONY.))
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[VO-NAT]

A Marine guard raises the flag at Camp David to full staff-- quietly ending the nation's official period of mourning.


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[ANCHOR=Teresa]


Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.


[National-Recap]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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As flags are being raised to full staff here in America-- heavy fighting is being reported in northern Afghanistan.


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The fighting reportedly involves the Taliban and opposition groups-- who claim to have killed at least 80- Taliban militia fighters.
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Also today-- U-S officials dismiss claims by Afghan leaders that they don't know Osama bin Laden's whereabouts.
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Meanwhile-- thousands waving American flags attend a prayer service at Yankee Stadium in New York.


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As we mentioned-- President and Mrs. Bush took part in a ceremony earlier today marking the return of the American flag to full- staff.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Camp David, MD;]

A Marine returned the flag at Camp David to full staff-- ending the nation's official period of mourning. President Bush ordered the flags flown at half-staff after the September eleventh attacks on Washington and New York.


[SUPER=143-Roanoke; :13]

There is still a huge demand for flags. Employees at the Valley View Mall Wal-mart say they often sell out of flags within an hour after receiving a new shipment.
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[Local-Impact]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-46 TC-33:19]
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An attack on one is an attack on all...
That's the message many in our area are spreading after the Attack on America.
On News 7 this morning, Roanoke City's Public Information Officer said he was impressed with the way the Roanoke Valley is responding to the attacks.
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[IN Q=Wehn you look]

((CHRIS SLONE: WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE MANY... WHAT MAKES ROANOKE ROANOKE.))
[SUPER=141-Chris Slone/Roanoke City Public Information Officer]
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[OUT Q=Roanoke Roanoke.]
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City officials did their part this week by authorizing a color change for the Roanoke Star... from all white to red, white and blue.
Meanwhile several Franklin County businessmen are seeing GREEN.
They are getting together to open the Franklin Community Bank.
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[IN Q=When I started]

((LARRY HEATON: WHEN I STARTED APPROACHING PEOPLE ABOUT THIS ASKING IF THEY WERE INTERESTED, ALL OF THEM SAID YOU BET. WE THINK IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Heaton/Future CEO of FCB]
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The Bank is designed to serve businesses in the Franklin County area.

[Gay-Pride]


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It's a once a year event, when the gay community comes together in Roanoke to celebrate being gay.
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[VO-NAT]
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It's called Pride in the Park.
And this year marked the 12th annual festival.
It's a time to deal with issues affecting the gay community and to educate the public.
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[IN Q=This is a good opportunity]

((CHARLES RICHARDS/ORGANIZER: THIS IS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THE GAY, LESBIAN, BI-SEXUAL, TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY TO BRING THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO SEE THAT WE ARE JUST REGULAR EVERYDAY PEOPLE WANTING TO HAVE REGULAR EVERYDAY FUN.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Richards/Organizer]
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[OUT Q=regular everyday fun]
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[VO-NAT]


Today's event lasted for six hours at Highland Park.
Food, education booths, various vendors, and live entertainment made up the festival.
More than 15-hundred people turned out for Pride in the Park.
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[L'burg-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Fire sent a Lynchburg woman to the hospital early this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The blaze broke out at 1718 Church Street around 6:30.
Fire crews say they could see flames in the air when they left their station a half mile away.
The house was engulfed in fire when the first crews arrived.. but they were able to pull one woman out before part of the building collapsed.
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[SOT 7:44:08]
[SUPER=01-Batt. Chief Walt Bailey/L'burg Fire Department]

((BATT. CHIEF WALT BAILEY/LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPT.: THE DOOR WAS KICKED IN, A RESCUE CREW WAS IMPLEMENTED, WITH THE AID OF THE THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA THEY LOCATED THE VICTIM WITHIN FOUR MINUTES AND GOT THE VICTIM OUT PRIOR TO HAVING TO DO AN EVACUATION OF THE BUILDING AND MAKE AN EXTERIOR ATTACK.))
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[VO-NAT]


The victim was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital where her condition has not been released.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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[Dazzle]


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[WRITER=jus]
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[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Dazzle]

It won't be long now before Roanoke gets dazzled. In just a few months--the star city's new National Basketball Development league team takes the court. They're called the Roanoke Dazzle. Justin McLeod shows us how the team took a major step today in making its hoop dreams a reality.
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[IN Q=Nat sound of Music]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Donna Daniels/Team President; :17 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Jenna Martin/Competitor; :31 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Amanda Patterson/Competitor; :35]
[SUPER=01-Chester Jones/Competitor; 1:02]
[SUPER=@justin2; 1:30]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF MUSIC))
Some fancy dance moves, jumps, someraults, and of course a good cheer.
Its all an effort to dazzle you.
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((DONNA DANIELS/TEAM PRESIDENT: PEOPLE CAN EXPECT A HIGH ENERGY, DYNAMIC GROUP OF PERFORMERS.))
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((NAT SOUND OF DANCING AS A GROUP))
And those performers will come from this group.
More than forty people tried out for a spot on the interactive dance squad.
Just twelve will make it.
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[IN Q=I love to do this]

((JENNA MARTIN/COMPETITOR: I LOVE TO DO THIS. ITS A RUSH FOR ME. ITS SOMETHING I'VE ALWAYS LOVED TO DO.)) ((AMANDA PATTERSON/COMPETITOR: I THINK IT WOULD BE A LOT OF FUN. I THINK IT WOULD BE A LOT OF TIME CONSUMING BUT IT WOULD BE VERY ENERGETIC, IT WOULD BE VERY FUN EXPERIENCE.))
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[OUT Q=very fun experience]


But first they must make the team.
It won't be easy.
They are judged on their performance, their energy levels, and how quickly they can learn a routine.
They compete as a group, in pairs, and individually.
And it helps if you can do something out of the ordinary, like jumps and other acrobatic moves.
[SOT 21:46:19]
[IN Q=Its very difficult to do that]

((CHESTER JONES/COMPETITOR: ITS VERY DIFFICULT TO DO THAT KIND OF STUFF. IT TAKES PRACTICE. YOU HAVE TO BE TRAINED TO DO STUFF LIKE THAT.))
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[OUT Q=to do stuff like that]


These tryouts are just the beginning for the Roanoke Dazzle.
This week, team officials are expected to announce signed players.
And the team still needs a mascot.
That's a highly kept secret.
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[IN Q=Wait and see]

((DONNA DANIELS/TEAM PRESIDENT: WAIT AND SEE. WAIT AND SEE, IN DEVELOPMENT.))
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The wait will be over November 18th.
That's when the Roanoke Dazzle plays its season opener at the Civic Center.
Until then, they'll be working hard to dazzle you on and off the court.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Still to come on News 7, Congressman Bob Goodlatte urges people to pray for the safety of soldiers overseas...
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[VO-NAT]

and a local church celebrates its bicentennial, but members say their work isn't done just yet. We'll have details coming up... But first let's head over and talk to Jacey on this warm Sunday evening.
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[Vinton-Church]


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A Vinton Church celebrated the past, present, and future today.
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The Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church celebrated its 200th anniversary with a special service this morning across the road at the Vinton War Memorial.
Paul and Sallie Thrasher formed the church in 1801 by holding services in their home.
To mark the anniversary, several members wore period costumes and the church will soon break ground on a new addition.
Today, officials from Roanoke County and the town of Vinton presented the church with several proclamations.
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[Goodlatte]


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Congressman Bob Goodlatte was one of the speakers at that service.
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He urged the congregation and all Americans to pray for the victims of the recent attacks at the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
He also asked that we especially pray for our armed services.
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[IN Q=To pray for our armed services]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/SIXTH DISTRICT: TO PRAY FOR OUR ARMED SERVICES WHO ARE NOW EMBARKED UPON ON MISSIONS ACROSS THE FACE OF THE EARTH, MEN AND WOMEN DEDICATED TO PROTECTING OUR COUNTRY IN VERY VERY DANGEROUS PLACES.))
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Goodlatte also reminded the congregation that one of the most hotly contested presidential elections in our nation's history happened not this past year but two hundred years ago.
Thats when Thomas Jefferson beat John Adams in one of our closest elections ever.
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[Feedback/September 23]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
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More mail from viewers on the terrorist attacks on America and their aftermath.
Assignment editor Joe McKean has this week's Feedback.
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((One of the prayer at the pole events inspired a woman from Riner (Rebecca Myers) to write:
"It has been inspirational to see communities and the nation band together in the shadow of this tragedy. I am in awe over how much has been donated to charities, but when this is all said and done, will we still be as charitable? It upsets me to see that it take something as horrible and unspeakable as what happened to bring us together. I pray the nation won't lose this great sense of togetherness, but sadly I don't think it will last long."
A note titled September Thoughts came from a viewer in Roanoke (Sue Carolynn Smith):
"September 2001 will indeed end one day at a time. Let us hope the new meanings, insights, lessons and needs never fade or end until all the world may abide in peace and brotherhood and together prepare for the survival of humanity through the winter of the economic, ecological and spiritual challenges ahead."
If our news coverage or current events inspire you to write, here's how to get in touch with us through the postal service...by fax...or by email.
Or in the forum on our website.
Joe McKean, News-7.))



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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Still to come on News 7, U-V-A and Virginia Tech are flying high after big road wins... Roy Stanley will join us with details.
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[VO-NAT]

but before that, we'll meet a local taxi driver who is making some special deliveries. Stay with us, there's much more ahead on News 7 at 6.
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[Taxi-Driver]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=VA Prof.]
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It's likely to be a memorable trip with this local cab driver. He's not just taking fares, but making friends while driving. Jennifer Miele has more in this week's Virginia Profile.
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[IN Q=If you ever need to]
[SUPER=01-David Parker/Taxi Driver; 24]
[SUPER=01-James Hill/Parker's Customer; 1:10]
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If you ever need to hail a cab in Roanoke, this is the guy you want.
His name is David Parker.
To him, you're not just a paying customer, you're also a friend.
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[tc:00:07:08] ((DAVE PARKER: WHY DO THEY ASK ME THESE THINGS, WHEN I DON'T KNOW YOU AND YOU DON'T KNOW ME, I HELP THEM OUT WITH IT ALL I CAN.))
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All he can is right.
Just ask James Hill.
James is an epileptic and can't drive.
And Dave is just what the doctor ordered.
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[tc:00:20:45] ((DAVE PARKER: HE HAS SEIZURES, DOCTORS APPOINTMENTS, MEDICATIONS. I HELP HIM WITH HIS FINANCES THAT HE HAS TO GET THINGS SQUARED AWAY WITH.))
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But it's more than just a ride to the doctor's office.
For three years it's been a trip to the pet store, where James's dog gets groomed every Thursday.
From there, the two head to lunch.
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[IN Q=We tease each other]

((JAMES HILL: WE TEASE EACH OTHER AND WE PULL TRICKS ON EACH OTHER IF WE HAPPEN TO GO OUT TO EAT WE PULL TRICKS ON OUR WAITERS.))
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It's more than just fun and games.
You see, Dave needs James as much as James needs Dave.
They share a common bond ... both their wives were alcoholics.
James's wife is now in a nursing home.
Dave's wife left him after the couple lost two children to illness.
But Dave and James never left each other.
[SOT]

[TC:00:20:18] ((MOST PLACES WE GO EVERYBODY SEES US TOGETHER. ESPECIALLY WHEN HE'S SHOPPING. I'M THE ONLY ONE THEY SEE ME WITH SINCE HIS WIFE WENT INTO THE HOSPITAL.))
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Dave used to taxi James's wife before she got sick. In fact, he's the one who drove her to the nursing home.
[SOT]

[TC:03:48:16] ((WITHOUT HIS HELP, I WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO IT. BECAUSE HE PICKED HER UP AND CARRIED HER THROUGH THE HOUSE FOR ME. HE DOES WORK AROUND THE HOUSE FOR ME.))
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It is truly the ride of two lifetimes when you hear their stories.
James talks about his recent cameo in a low budget film... and Dave about his trials and tribulations as limo driver.
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[TC:00:13:09] ((I'VE CARRIED OPRAH WINFREY. I SPENT THREE DAYS WITH HER. REBA MACINTIRE, CLINT BLACK, GUNS AND ROSES.))
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To know them is to immediately like them.
Because neither one seems jaded by loss.
They are instead joined by it.
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[tc:00:17:04] ((IF YOU TAKE CARE OF THE CUSTOMER, I FEEL LIKE THEY ARE GOING TO TAKE CARE OF YOU.))
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[S-UVA]


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[WRITER=rst]
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The Virginia Cavaliers picked up their first A-C-C win yesterday upsetting 19-th ranked Clemson in Death Valley 26 to 24.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clemson, SC/ESPN; :]


Cavalier quarterback Bryson Spinner threw 2 touchdowns and ran for one his 1 yard T-d pass to Billy McMullen with a second left on the clock gave the Cavaliers the conference victory.
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Virginfia is now 1 and 0 in the conference and 2 and one overall.

[S-Tech]


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Virginia Tech won picked up its first Big East victory yesterday. Grant Noel threw 4 T-D passes and the Hokie defense held Rutgers to 102 yards in the 50 to nothing victory in New Jersey.
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[IN Q="I think...]
[SUPER=03-Piscataway, NJ; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :09]
[SUPER=01-Ben Taylor/7 Solo Tackles; :24]
[SUPER=01-Ronyell Whitaker/1 Interception; :39]
[SUPER=01-Grant Noel/4 Touchdown Passes; :53]
[SUPER=01-Jarrett Ferguson/Scored 1 Touchdown; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Jones/76 Yards Rushing; 1:21]
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Tech is 1 and 0 in the conference and 3 and 0 overall.


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Michael Vick scored his first T-D as a pro and the Falcons beat the Carolina Panthers 24 to 16.
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[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/FOX SPORTS; :]


George Seifert with a concerned look on his face.
And this is why Chris Chandler goes to the air in the first quarter and hooks up with Tony Martin on the 12 yard T-D pass and the Falcons led 7 to nothing.
But the Panthers came clawing back Quarterback Chris Weinke on the play action he keeps the ball and scores on the 5 yard run and the game was tied at 10 at the half.
[SUPER=32-Atlanta/24/Carolina/16/;]


Then in the fourth quarter on short yardage Vick rolls out and keeps it diving over for the 5 yard score and the Falcons win it 24 to 16.
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[S-NFL]


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The entire N-F-L schedule resumed today and here's a look at the afternoon scores.
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[SUPER=0100-/Carolina/16/j/Atlanta/24////Detroit/14/j/Cleveland/28///;]
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[SUPER=0100-/Minnesota/10/j/Chicago/17///j/N.Y. Giants/13//Kansas City/3///;]
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[SUPER=0100-/Oakland/15/j/Miami/18///j/San Diego/32//Dallas/21///;]
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[SUPER=0100-/Tennessee/6/j/Jacksonville/13////N.Y. Jets/3//New England/3/3//;]
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[SUPER=0100-/Philadelphia/17//Seattle/3/3///St. Louis/12//San Francisco/7/3//;]
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[SUPER=0100-/Denver///Arizona///Tonight/;]
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[OUT Q=.....LAST SCORE."]
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[S-Race]


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[WRITER=rst]
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Dale Earnhardt Junior led almost half the race and he takes the checkered flag winning the Cal Ripken Junior 400 at Dover.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dover, DE/NBC SPORTS; :]


The drivers holding flags during the singing of the National Anthem by Tanya Tucker.
Dale Earnhardt Junior and Ricky Craven would battle for first place and Junior would pass Craven and lead the race for several laps.
Jeff Gordon was involved in a couple of bumps in the race here he gets together with Ron Hornday and several cars crash including Ward Burton.
Earnhardt Junior avoided the wrecks and he was leading the race after 150 laps in the book.
Ricky Rudd was the leader at the halfway mark and he had led the most laps but he gets tapped by Rusty Wallace with 54 laps to go and slides on the track bringing out the caution Rudd came out in fifth place.
Earnhardt Junior took the lead with 38 laps to go he survived a late caution and takes the checkered flag for the win he led 193 laps.
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[IN Q="It was...]
[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt, Jr./Cal Ripken, Jr. 400 Winner; :]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=......feel good."]
[ANCHOR=Roy]
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Jerry Nadeau was second, Rudd third, Jeff Gordon fourth and Tony Stewart fifth.