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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

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Coming up on News 7-
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A symbol of the terrorist act comes tumbling down... but will it be forgotten? The F-B-I issues a warning involving hazardous materials... The latest on that deadly twister in Maryland. And, cooperation between Roanoke city and county moves forward.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[VO-NAT]

What was standing of the Twin Towers is now gone. Crews tonight pulled down the rest of the south tower.
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[ANCHOR=TERESA]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton. Jean has the evening off.

[New-York]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]

The seven-story segment of twisted metal has come to symbolize the terrorist attack. But New York city officials say the fragment, which has been captured in scores of Ground Zero photos, won't be forgotten. Chris Lawrence reports.
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[SUPER=143-New York, NY;]
[SUPER=141-Rudolph Giuliani/New York Mayor; ]
[SUPER=141-Jerry Seinfeld/Comedian;]
[SUPER=141-Chris Lawrence/Reporting; ]
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[OUT Q=CL, CBS News, New York]

((The last remaining wall of 2 World Trade Center seemed to fight back as recovery crews tried to coax it down.
(nat of wall falling)

Then, just before 6 pm eastern time , it surrendered to the fate the rest of the building met two weeks before. But New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani promises this section of concrete will not end up in a bucket.
(Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, R-New York City)

We will preserve as much as that wall as possible because there are people that have expressed an interest in doing a memorial that would involve reconstructing some or part of that wall. The effort at reconstructing some sense of normalcy ...took a giant step forward at the voting booths where New York City residents cast their democratic choices for mayor. And in an elementary school, those not old enough to vote, voiced their thoughts to First Lady Laura Bush.
(nat)

She says what all of us feel. She's very sad. The First Lady collected letters of thanks and concern for the President, rallied volunteers and then added her thanks for firefighters who gave their lives. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld meanwhile -- is spearheading an effort to reconstruct a sense of joy and laughter. Hell host a show to benefit relief efforts.
(Jerry Seinfeld/ Comedian)

People stop me on the street all the time and you always feel like you can put a smile on someone's face when walking down the streets of New York and this seemed to be an opportunity that it was important to do that.
(stand-up)))



[Washington]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=tha]
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The House put its stamp of approval tonight on a 343- billion dollar defense bill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Washington, DC;]

The 398 to 17 vote cuts some funds from the president's missile defense program-- while boosting money to fight terrorism. Also today-- a warning from the FBI to be on the lookout for anything suspicious regarding crop dusting planes and hazardous materials.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Today I can]

((JOHN ASHCROFT/ATTORNEY GENERAL: TODAY I CAN REPORT TO YOU THAT OUR INVESTIGATION HAS UNCOVERED SEVERAL INDIVIDUALS, INCLUDING INDIVIDUALS WHO MAY HAVE LINKS TO THE HIJACKERS, WHO FRAUDULENTLY HAVE OBTAINED OR ATTEMPTED TO OBTAIN HAZARDOUS MATERIAL TRANSPORTATION LICENSES.))
[SUPER=141-John Ashcroft/Attorney General; ]
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[OUT Q=transporation licenses.]
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[VO-NAT]

Earlier today-- lawmakers heard from air line pilots who want approval to carry guns in the cockpit. Congress is also considering other options for air safety including a federal takeover of passenger screening and airline baggage.
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[Pentagon-Landfill]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
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The Roanoke Valley is doing its part to support relief efforts in the wake of the terrorist attacks, but we won't be disposing of debris from the Pentagon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Roanoke Co./1994]


The Smith Gap Landfill in Roanoke County was ready to accept up to 50- thousand tons of material from the Arlington crash site.
But this afternoon, local officials were informed that the debris will be going to a facility in King George County.
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((BUTCH CHURCH/CATAWBA SUPERVISOR: I SAID ALL ALONG THAT WE ARE WILLING AND ABLE TO HELP OUT OUR CITIZENS IN THE NORTHERN PART OF VIRGINIA. WE DON'T WANT TO DO SOMETHING THAT'S GOING TO DO SOMETHING THAT'S GOING TO HAVE A LONGSTANDING NEGATIVE EFFECT HERE, , SO ALLS WELL THAT ENDS WELL. I THINK IT ENDED UP THE WAY IS SHOULD HAVE BEEN.))
[SUPER=141-Butch Church/Catawba Supervisor]
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[OUT Q=the way it should have been.]
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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The news was a relief to county resident who live near the landfill. They were concerned about the trucks that would have hauled the debris down Bradshaw road.

[Gilmore-Terrorism]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC1:34:05]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


Virginia's two year old terrorism response plan got its first real test September 11th.
Governor Jim Gilmore's NOT saying how well it worked... but he is appointing a new panel of outside experts to look at the plan, and the work of his previous advisory panel on terrorism.
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[SUPER=143-Richmond;]


The Governor says he worried in May 1999 that he'd gone overboard with his preparations.
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[sot tape 15:37:11 ]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: YOU ALMOST WONDER AM I BEING OVERREACTIVE HERE, TOO MUCH IMAGINATION? BUT IT WASN'T OVERREACTING.
AND IT WASN'T TOO MUCH IMAGINATION.))
[SUPER=147-Gov. Jim Gilmore;]
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[OUT Q=it wasn't too much imagination.]
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[VO-NAT :15]


The new Virginia Preparedness and Security Panel is headed up by former State Police Superintendent Wayne Huggins.


It meets first on Friday, and must report back to the Governor as quickly as November on potential Virginia targets and responses.
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[downtown-lights]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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A Roanoke agency has a bright idea...
(XXXXXXXXX)
[LIVE=Mill Mt. Camera]


Downtown Roanoke Incorporated is asking more than two dozen downtown buildings to change their perimeter light bulbs to red, white and blue.
The SunTrust building and Fire Station Number One have already done so, and D-R-I is hoping others will follow their lead.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The letters]

((MATT KENNEL: THE LETTERS HAVE JUST GONE OUT TO THEM. WE DON'T KNOW HOW MANY WILL PARTICIPATE. WE HOPE THEY ALL DO SO WE CAN REALLY MAKE A STATEMENT FOR ROANOKE.))
[SUPER=141-Matt Kennell/Downtown Roanoke, Inc.]
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[OUT Q=for Roanoke.]
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Those asked to participate include all city buildings and parking garages, and the Roanoke Times.

[MD-Tornado]


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[WRITER=tha]
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The deadly tornadoes that struck Maryland yesterday were the worst to touch down in the state in 75- years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Laurel, MD/Home Video;]

According to the Governor's office-- wind speeds reached 200 miles per hour in some areas. Two sisters on the University of Maryland campus died-- when winds overturned their car and tossed it around outside a dorm.
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[SOT 13:46:54]
[IN Q=The car was picked up ]

((THE CAR WAS PICKED UP FROM THIS PARKING LOT WHICH YOU SEE OVER MY SHOULDER AND FROM THIS LOT WAS THROWN TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THOSE HIGH RISE DORMITORIES OFF IN THE DISTANCE.))
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[OUT Q=off in the distance.]
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[VO-NAT]

At least 50- others were injured.. including the father of the young women killed. Today-- a 78- year old volunteer firefighter died picking up debris.
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[County-Supers]


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The Roanoke County Supervisors say they're setting a precedent for more regional cooperation.
Tonight, the board gave final approval to an agreement with the city of Roanoke for the joint operation of the Clearbrook Fire Station.
But as Joe Dashiell reports the community will also be watching with a wary eye.
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[IN Q=By combining forces]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]
[SUPER=01-Fuzzy Minnix/Supervisors Chairman; :14]
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[SUPER=01-Mike Wray/Clearbrook Civic League; :44]
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((By combining forces in the Clearbrook Station, city and county officials say both localities will benefit. Staffing around the clock for county citizens... a quicker response tiem for city residents in the 220 corridor.
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[IN Q=If we're willing to work together]

((IF WE'RE WILLING TO WORK TOGETHER, THIS CAN BE A SPRINGBOARD TO SOME VERY GOOD THINGS, NOT ONLY BETWEEN ROANOKE COUNTY AND ROANOKE CITY BUT BETWEEN THE ENTIRE VALLEY.))
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[OUT Q=the entire Valley.]


The concept has widespread support, but Clearbrook volunteers and many of the residents they serve fear the devil is in the details.
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[IN Q=It has to work as a team]

((IT HAS TO WORK AS A TEAM, NOT AS I'M A CITY FIREMAN. I'M A COUNTY FIREMAN. I'M A VOLUNTEER. IT HAS TO BE A TEAM EFFORT.)) ((I THINK THE TRANSITION TEAM CERTAINLY HAS THEIR WORK CUT OUT FOR THEM. THEY'VE GOT SOME BIG CHORES AHEAD OF THEM, BECAUSE THEY'RE A LOT OF QUESTIONS AND ISSUES.))
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A lot of questions and issues will ultimately decide whether or not the Clearbrook agreement becomes a model for city county cooperation.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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They illegally sold millions of dollars worth of Oxycontin.
Now they're facing 20 years or more in prison.
That story when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And later, meet the Southwest Virginian who hopes he can survive Africa and Surivivor 3.
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[Sports-preview]


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[OUT Q=in sports"]
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[Historic-District]


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Lynchburg preservationists and city council are at odds over what some feel is a watered-down version of the city's historic district ordinance.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Council is considering making a three- mile long section of Rivermont Avenue a historic CORRIDOR.
The designation carries less restrictions than a historic district, and would allow homeowners to put vinyl siding on their houses without prior permission.
The Historic Preservation Commission says that's a bad idea.
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[SOT 13:52:16]
[IN Q=You can take]

((SCOTT GLASS/HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION: YOU CAN TAKE A BUILDING THAT IS RICH WITH DETAIL AND SHADOW LINES AND ALL THE FEATURES THAT MAKE IT A WONDERFUL HOUSE.. VINYL SIDING, IN ESSENCE, WILL ELIMINATE THOSE.))
[SUPER=01-Scott Glass/Historic Preservation Commission; ]
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[OUT Q=will eliminate those.]
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[VO-NAT]


Property owners along Rivermont will get to vote on whether they want the corridor designation.
Council will consider those results when it makes a decision sometime this fall.
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[Oxycontin-Pleas]


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[WRITER=dse]
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Seven people pleaded guilty today to selling more than two-and-a-half million dollars worth of OxyContin pills in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee.
The group's kingpin, Jerry Wayne Robinson, admitted his organization distributed at least 66-thousand pills between 1998 and January 2001.
He faces a mandatory 25 years in prison and a two-and-a-half million-dollar fine.
The other six defendants each face up to 20 years in prison and a one million-dollar fine.
All are residents of Lee County.

[Martin]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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A Carroll County teenager who killed her 80-year-old grandfather will spend the next 21 years in prison.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Robin Martin was 15 years old when she shot John Mesics in the head with a 12-gauge shotgun.
That was July of 1999.
Prosecutors said it was cold, premeditated murder, but Martin said he'd threatened abuse.
A jury convicted her of first degree murder last year.
Martin will be eligible for parole in 2020, when she is 36 years old.
The court also ordered her to pay her grandmother 35 hundred dollars in restitution for her grandfather's funeral expenses.
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[Vaughan-Furniture]


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[WRITER=jmi]
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For the second consecutive quarter Vaughan Furniture is calling earnings "extremely disappointing."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Galax/1996]


Third-quarter earnings per share were down nearly 50 percent.
The company blames a lack of sufficient orders forced reduced work schedules throughout the quarter.
Vaughan says a slight increase in daily orders for dining room suites has bumped all plants back to full schedules.
The company says it's determined to successfully emerge through uncertain times.
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[Farm-Bureau]


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The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation took the unprecedented step today of endorsing two candidates for governor.
The group gave its blessing to both Democrat Mark Warner and Republican Mark Earley.
A spokeswoman says both candidates have positions that are favorable toward agriculture and forestry.
She also says the group hopes the dual endorsement will enhance its relationship with elected officials.

[Deaf-School]


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A New River Valley school is reaching out to children who are deaf or hearing impaired.
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[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]

The Little Lambs Christian Day Care and Preschool is adding instruction opportunities for those students. The Pulaski County facility's director says it's the first program of its kind in the N-R-V. Teacher Michelle Barker recently received interpreter certification and deaf instruction.
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[IN Q=FOR PARENTS WHO ARE]

((PATRICE PHILLIPS/SCHOOL DIRECTOR; FOR PARENTS WHO ARE STRUGGLING WITH, I HAVE A CHILD WHO IS DEAF OR THEIR HARD OF HEARING. THEY DON'T KNOW SIGN LANGUAGE THEMSELVES USUALLY AND THEY HAVE A CHILD AND THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO EDUCATE THEM, WE ARE TRYING TO GET THE WORD OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Patrice Phillips/School Director;]
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[OUT Q=GET THE WORD OUT.]
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[VO-NAT]

Phillips says it's important to start children young so they can develop communication skills and interaction with hearing children.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Some famous sports cars will soon be collectors items.
Find out which ones are being taken out of production when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And you may have seen it today around Roanoke... as one couple puts their patriotism on parade.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Survivor]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A Southwest Virginia man will be putting his survival skills to the test--
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[VO-NAT 14:51:12]
[SUPER=03-Kenya]

46 -year old Tom Buchanan of Smyth County is one of 16- contestants selected for the third series of "Survivor". Buchanan is a goat farmer from Rich Valley... with a strategy for nabbing the million dollar prize.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=What I can]

((TOM BUCHANAN: WHAT I CAN TELL, THE STRONG WILL SURVIVE, THE WEAK WILL PERISH.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Buchanan/Survivor Contestant; ]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=the weak will perish.]
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[VO-NAT]

The contestants will have to brave the wilderness of Africa. The next episodes will be filmed in Kenya.
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[GM-Cars]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=dse]
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They've been favorites among hot-rod fans for years... but the Chevy Camaro and Pontiac Firebird are on the road to retirement.
General Motors announced that the 2002 model year will be the last for the two cruisers.
G-M says it's phasing out the Camaro and Firebird because of a 53-percent decline in the sports car market since 1990.

[eagle-car]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=jmi]
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We've seen a lot of red white and blue ribbons these days.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Roanoke]


But it's not often that you see a red white and blue car.
This patriotic Yugo belongs to Suttie and Annie Economy.
Suttie is a World War Two Veteran.
He planned to decorate his car next memorial day, but decided the Attack on America was more than enough reason to do it now.
The couple drove around town all day in hopes of sparking up American spirit.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=extra]
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Girls basketball highlights for ya, also words from redskins coach Marty Schottenheimer on the OH and 2 skins and Jordan returns, but first our extra point
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB;]

Cleveland Indians manager and Buena Vista native Charlie Mannuel was re-admitted to the hospital today.
News 7 sports has learned tonight that Mannuel's hospitalization is not related to his recent bout with stomach and colon problems, rather, Manuel has an infected gall bladder. The Gall bladder needs to come out but the Indians are in the final days of a pennant race and doctors are trying to see if they can treat it with medication first.
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[go to scores] [Wipe to scores!!!!!!!!!!] [WIPE TO MOTION]
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[OUT Q=....last score."]
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[S-Botetourt]


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[WRITER=sma]
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[GRAPHIC=Hometown hoops weekly]


Hometown Hoops Weekly returns to WDBJ today on News 7 at 5, early highlights this morning though. WE start with Botetourt and Byrd.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daleville/Terriers vs. Cavaliers; :00]


The next Michael Jordan perhaps? Maybe, he would take in the Blue Ridge battle.
In the second quarter, watch the Cavaliers Amber Graham driver hard to the paint and dish to Ashlee Johnson for two of her 10 points on the night.
[SUPER=33-Lord Botetourt/53/William Byrd/33;]


Then, Megan Forbes to Sarah Stuckey, to Meredith Miller for the bucket and Lord Botetourt is out in front by a bunch.
Byrd hangs in there. Jennifer Schenk misses but Rachael Binneger is there for the put back. Botetourt improves to 6 and 4 with the 53-23 win.
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[S-girls]


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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!]
[SUPER=03-Bassett/Trojans vs. Bengals; :00]


Lets head to Bassett where the defending state champs took on Tunstall in a Piedmont District battle. Right to the action. Bassett's Shirley McCall hits the shot off the glass.
And her dad, Oliver, the former heavy weight champ was proud.
[SUPER=33-Bassett/62/Tunstall/33;]


Tunstall answers. Misha Jackson gets the miss shot rebound and puts it up hard for the bucket.
But Bassett was too much. Lakin Byers gets the steal and would lay the ball in, Bassett is now 8 and 1 and wins 62-33.
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[S-Hoops]


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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Cavaliers vs. Bulldogs; :00]


Over at Martinsville the Bulldogs took on Fieldale Collinsville in another crucial Piedmont District match up. Brittany Hairston benefits from some nice ball movement, she finishes and that's two for Martinsville.
[SUPER=33-Martinsville/65/Fieldale Collinsville/45;]


The Cavs cut into that lead with this pass from Hanna Cheatum to Ashley Jefferson for two
But the Bulldogs pull out the district win 65-45. Bridgette Williamson drives the floor and scores.
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[S-Jordan]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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Michael Jordan announced today that he is coming out of retirement for the game he loves.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :00]

The five time NBA MVP will sign a two year deal to play for the Washington Wizards. The 38 year old ends his three year retirement and will donate his entire salary for the upcoming season to relief agencies working with victims of the recent terrorist attacks. He will not comment on his return until October first, but his coach did today.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Michael]
[SUPER=01-Doug Collins/Wizards Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=.....for everybody"]
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[S-Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-101]
[GRAPHIC=NBDL]


The NBDL's Roanoke Dazzle has targeted regional players. As we told you last night, Derrick Hines is one of the players.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/1995;]

The other is former UVa great Harold Deane, who finished his UVa career ranked 7th all-time in scoring. Deane's aunt and grandmother still live here in Roanoke.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

But the big news today is that Hines, the former William Fleming great, has been given the chance of a lifetime to make it in professional basketball.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=GOD...]
[SUPER=01-Derrick Hines/Signs with NBDL & Dazzle; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kent Davison/Dazzle Head Coach; :11]
[SUPER=01-Burrall Paye/Derrick's High School Coach; :24]
[SUPER=01-Joe Gaither/Derrick's AAU Coach; :35]
[RUNS=:48]
[OUT Q=...DERRICK HINES CAN PLAY."]
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-99]
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Central Florida will try and dethrone Seventh ranked Virginia Tech Saturday. Mike Stevens says securing fan safety and a win are big on the agenda.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Piscataway, NJ/Saturday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :18]
[SUPER=@mike1; :41]
[SUPER=01-Sharon McCloskey/VT Senior Associate Athletic Director; :59]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Ward/Will Likely Play Saturday; 1:27]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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((Too bad the Hokies' defensive players will be busy on the field Saturday. The increased stadium security staff that will be closely watching fans at the ticket gates could use could use the players skills in shutting down the opposition. ((FRANK BEAMER:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((SHARON MCCLOSKEY:)) Wayne Ward dropped by the weekly media briefing despite sharp pains in his left side. Tech s[ecial teams leader's ribs are still badly bruised.] ((WAYNE WARD:)) Kickoff Saturday is set for Noon. In Blacksburg Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

[S-Skins]


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

The next game means a lot for Redskins coach Marty Schottenheimer. This Sunday the Skins play his old team the Kansas City Chiefs and at OH and two, Schottenheimer chooses not to panic.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Marty Schottenheimer/Redskins Head Coach; :00]
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Maybe the status of his star linebacker will worry him. Lavar Arrington has a sprained right knee ligament and could miss several weeks. He was injured in the first half Monday night.
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Marco Coleman dislocated his elbow against the Packers. Schottenheimer says both will likely miss this weekend's game.

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The one day Blue Ridge district golf tournament teed off at Botetourt Country Club yesterday. Christiansburg wins the team competition with a score of 308. Regular season champion Pulaski County was second and William Byrd was third. Pulaski's Ryan Sypniewski (sip-new-skee) won the individual title with an even par 71. Chirstiansburg's Chris Bag was second followed by Botetourt fab freshman Britt Wyrick.