[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Mark Earley's talking tax cuts.
We'll tell you who'd benefit.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And Delta is ready to cut 13-thousand workers. We see what affect that has on Roanoke Regional.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Tonight on News 7 Sports, the Dazzle officially welcomes Harold Deane to the fold. We'll let you see the wildest NASCAR race name in history.
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[VO-NAT]

And much of tonight's sportscast is dedicated to the Redskins, who earlier this afternoon fired quarterback Jeff George.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Temperatures tumble and there may be some scattered frost in the highlands. Details just ahead.
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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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[LIVE=Microwave VO Shot FULL]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


A year after her murder, a Martinsville woman is remembered.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Meanwhile, police still search for her killer.
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[ANCHOR=Keith2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[DeMarcos-Murder]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#01-38 TC1:14:16]
[ANCHOR=Shanon 2-Shot]


A Martinsville woman gunned down inside her clothing store is being remembered tonight by friends, family and the community.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Lisa Muhammed's husband is holding a candlelight vigil and prayer service at this hour to mark the one year anniversary of his wife's death.
[Double Boxes= and Teresa/Microwave]


Teresa Hamilton is at the vigil tonight in downtown Martsinsville.
[Live=Teresa Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]
[SUPER=05-Martinsville;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: brought to justice )
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[SOT]

((MAVERICK MUHAMMED: ))
[SUPER=01-Maverick Muhammed/Victim's Husband;:00]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=brought this on to my family.]
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[VO-NAT]

[*****TERESA'S MIKE IS HOT*********]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/File Tape;]
(adlib)
[RUNS=:35]
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[Live=Teresa Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Martinsville;]
( ad lib)
[Double Boxes= and Teresa/Microwave]



[Delta-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC1:29:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Delta is the latest airline to cut jobs and trim schedules.
It's letting 13-thousand people go.
But officials say Roanoke's airport won't be affected...yet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March;]


Delta's regional carriers Comair and A-S-A are not losing any positions in Roanoke.
The airport won't know until next week if any flights will be cut back.
Also today, U-S Airways announced that it won't be serving meals on most of its shorter flights to save money.
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[Gilmore-Terrorism]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-46 TC34:26]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]

As chairman of a national commision on terrorism for three years, Governor Jim Gilmore had some urgent words for Capitol Hill today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Washington, DC;]

Gilmore briefed members of the House Sub-Committee on Terrorism and Homeland Defense on the potential for future terrorist attacks, and said the time to act is now.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:23:55]
[IN Q=We must start preparing]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE; WE MUST START PREPARING OUR NATION TO DEFEND FREEDOM IN OUR BORDERS TODAY. AND THERE'S NOT MUCH TIME TO SPARE. THE PRESIDENT AND CONFRESS FACE SOLEMN DECISIONS ABOUT HOW TO PROCEED, THERE IS LITTLE TIME FOR DELIBERATION. THIS IS NOT A PARTISAN POLITICAL ISSUE.))
[SUPER=141-Gov. Jim Gilmore;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=not a partisan political issue.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Gilmore added that despite the need for additional security, the nation must be careful not to infringe on citizen's civil liberties guaranteed by the constitution.


[Earley]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-35 TC1:27:37]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Earley]


Republican gubernatorial hopeful Mark Earley unveiled a plan today that would boost economic development in the state's poorer communities.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Danville]


Earley says distressed communities like Southside which have been hurt by the slowing economy find it hard to compete against bigger cities in attracting new businesses.
Earley is proposing a five- year corporate tax moratorium on industries that create more than 50 new jobs in those areas.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:40:38]
[IN Q=We think that's]

((MARK EARLEY/R- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: WE THINK THAT'S NOT ONLY GOING TO SERVE AS AN INCENTIVE TO KEEP BUSINESSES HERE AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO EXPAND BUT IT'S GOING TO ALSO ALLOW US TO GO OUT AND HAVE ONE MORE ADDITIONAL TOOL TO MARKET TO THE REST OF THIS NATION AND TO THE REST OF THIS WORLD.))
[SUPER=@Earley]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=rest of this world.]
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[VO-NAT]


Earley's remarks came during a campaign stop today in Danville.
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[Warner-Earley]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-48 TC09:04]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


Mark Warner's campaign is crying foul over a new Mark Earley ad.
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[VO-NAT]


In the ad, Earley says Warner wants to raise taxes.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=But in these uncertain times]

((BUT IN THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES, FAMILIES ARE WORRIED ABOUT THEIR FINANCIAL SECURITY. MY OPPONENT, MARK WARNER, HAS A PLAN TO RAISE TAXES $900 MILLION -- THE LAST THING WE NEED TO DO.))
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=the last thing we need to do.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


But the Washington Post headline cited in the ad is wrong-- and was corrected later by the paper.
The Earley campaign says it is pulling that version of the ad sometime today.
The fine distinction is that Warner supports allowing northern Virginians to vote on a referendum on a local sales tax increase -- but he has NOT taken a stand on the tax increase himself.
But the Earley campaign points out Warner would use the money raised by a potential local tax increase to pay for 40 percent -- or 900 million dollars -- of his transportation plan.

[Riverside-Mills]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-32 TC1:46:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A dispute between a developer and Danville's historical society is threatening a multi-million dollar riverfront project.
Scott Burton has filed for bankruptcy and is suing the the group that helped him launch the plan.
As Marya Jones reports, both sides say this wrinkle won't spell ruin for the project.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Developer Scott Burton]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :07]
[SUPER=01-Scott Burton/Developer; :26]
[SUPER=@Marya1; 1:04]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Danville.]

(( Developer Scott Burton spent three years planning an elaborate future for these old Dan River mill buildings.
Where they stand, he envisions waterfront shops, hotels, restaurants and museums.
But this week, those dreams hit a snag.
Burton filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for his company, Riverside Mills Redevelopment Group... and then sued the Danville Historical Society, claiming it interfered with the project.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:27:54 - 5:28:02]

((SCOTT BURTON/DEVELOPER: WE WERE TRYING TO WORK TOGETHER WITH THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND THAT TEAM APPROACH DIDN'T APPEAR TO BE POSSIBLE. )) [RUNS:08]
Burton leases the old mill property from the historical society.
But both sides say the relationship soured.
On Tuesday, he filed suit in Danville Circuit Court, charging members of the historical society with violating their contract and leaking false and confidential information to prospective business partners.
The historical society says the allegations are false.
(///// SOT /////)

[SU 5:52:39 - :52] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S PRESIDENT SAYS THE GROUP'S PROBLEMS WITH BURTON BEGAN WHEN HE DEFAULTED ON THE LEASE. THEY SAY HE OWES SOME BACK TAXES AND INSURANCE ON THE PROPERTY. BUT THEY SAY THEY'RE STILL WORKING WITH BURTON TO MAKE THE PROJECT A REALITY. )) [RUNS:13]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:30:49 - :57]

((SCOTT BURTON: THAT'S WHAT I'M HOPEFUL OF... THAT WE CAN SIT DOWN AND TRY TO PLAN WHERE WE GO FROM HERE, BECAUSE IT DOESN'T DO ANYONE ANY GOOD TO HAVE THIS PROJECT STOPPED. )) [RUNS:08]
Though they disagree on who should lead it, both sides say the project will move ahead.
Marya Jones, News-7, Danville.))

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


A bad day for a high-tech Roanoke County company.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And later, some Roanoke elementary school students save their pennies to help New York Firefighters... and end up with more than a thousand dollars.
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[Hilton]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=501-04 TC48:28]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


On the Fourth of July Ricardo Hilton hid out in his mother's attic until police finally found him.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


On the way downtown in a police cruiser, he kicked the rear window out and briefly got away.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/July 4]

All that will cost Hilton a year and three months in jail. He'll also have to pay 2-thousand dollars for the broken window. As part of a plea agreement approved today, Hilton will serve three years in prison for violating parole. Hilton had been convicted in 1999 of cocaine possession. He was placed on probation. In May, Hilton tested positive.
Hilton's brother, Reaco, was killed in a Roanoke convenience store Christmas Eve.
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[VMI-Professor]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-45 TC1:07:54]
[GRAPHIC=Peirpaoli]

A history professor at the Virginia Military Institute accused of having sex with a 14- year- old boy has turned himself over to authorities.
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[VO-NAT]

Officials say Paul Pierpaoli (peer-PAUL-ee) Junior voluntarily turned himself in yesterday morning. He has been released on 20-thousand dollars bond, and will be allowed to return to his parents' home in South Carolina pending a preliminary hearing.
[SUPER=03-Lexington/Last Week]

Pierpaoli has been charged with carnal knowledge of a minor and using a computer to solicit sex with a minor. An official with V-M-I says Pierpaoli has been suspended with pay pending an internal investigation.
A court date has yet to be set in the case.
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[Cole-Plate]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-51 TC32:06]
[GRAPHIC=USS Cole]


The father of one of the sailors killed in the terrorist bombing of the U-S-S Cole wants the state to issue a special license plate in honor of the Norfolk-based destroyer.
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[VO-NAT]


Petty Officer Third Class Kenneth Clodfelter was a hull maintenance mechanic aboard the Cole.
[SUPER=03-Mechanicsville/October 2000]


His father John was in Norfolk today collecting signatures for a petition to get a bill passed authorizing the plates.
He needs 350 signatures.
He said he wants to collect at least three-thousand.
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[Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Optical Cable]


The only company in the Roanoke Valley traded on NASDAQ hit a 52-week low today.
Optical Cable Corporation closed below 2-dollars a share, down 98 percent from a year ago.
That comes after C-E-O Bob Kopstein was forced to sell massive amounts of the company's stock to use as collateral for other investments.
Optical Cable's board of directors has authorized a buy-back of almost seven million dollars worth of stock in hopes of bringing the price back up.

[Stocks]


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


Investors collected some profits after Wall Street's two-day rally. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/92.58/8567.39/y/37.60/1464.04;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW dropped 92 and a half points.
NASDAQ fell 38.
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[VO]
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[SUPER=274-h/0.80/64.33/h/2.27/64.27/i/0.21/53.74/i/0.09/30.40/h/1.08/49.48;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]

[Horse-Therapy]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC1:34:51]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

A New River Valley nursing home is bringing a unique type of animal therapy to its residents.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Miniature horses graze outside the Highland Ridge Rehab Center.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=None]

For many of the residents, visiting the horses brightens their present and reminds them of their past. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats "come on little horsey"]
[SUPER=03-Dublin; :00]
[SUPER=01-Edythe Harlow/Highland Ridge Resident; :10]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Lloyd/Higland Ridge Activities Director; :29]
[SUPER=01-Mona Clark/Highland Ridge Administrator; :53 QUICK]
[SUPER=@Rachel1; :59]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=Rachel Cannon, News 7, Dublin.]

((Nats TC 16:24:07 "COME ON LITTLE HORSEY" For Edythe Harlow, visiting time with these miniature horses brings pleasure, comfort and memories.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:10:09 COVER AND CUT]
[IN Q=I RAISED HORSES]

((EDYTHE HARLOW/RESIDENT; I RAISED HORSES WHEN I WAS A LITTLE GIRL, WE HAD A LOT OF FUN PLAYING WITH THEM TOGETHER, THEY'D JUMP FENCES WITH ME AND EVERYTHING.))
[OUT Q=AND EVERYTHING]

Her past is like so many residents living at Highland Ridge Rehab Center. A childhood and life in rural Southwest Virginia. Workers say reminiscing, petting and feeding is just what the doctor ordered.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT :17:33:26]
[IN Q=it's been]

((LISA LLOYD/HIGHLAND RIDGE ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR; ITS BEEN WONDERFUL ASSET FOR THE FACILITY AND IT BRINGS BACK MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD AND LIVING ON FARMS AND RAISING HORSES ITS BEEN WONDERFUL FOR THEM.))
[OUT Q=FOR THEM]
(NATS HORSE TC :09:30:07)

The 15 horses have been making their home at the Dublin facility for about a month. Many residents come outside to see them on a daily basis. Their friends, family and even community members can also visit.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:33:02]
[IN Q=IT CALMS THE]

((MONA CLARK/HIGHLAND RIDGE ADMINISTRATOR; IT CALMS THE RESIDENTS AND WE ALL REACT TO ANIMALS AND HAVE SPECIAL INTEREST.))
[OUT Q=SPECIAL INTEREST]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT :22:15:03]
[IN Q=THE MINATURE HORSES]

((THE MINIATURE HORSES DON'T LIVE HERE PERMANENTLY, ALTHOUGH THE RESIDENTS SURELY WOULD LOVE THAT, THE OWNERS OF THE NURSING HOME BRING THEM HERE IN THIS TRAILER FROM THEIR FARM IN STUART, VIRGINIA.))
[OUT Q=IN STUART VIRGINIA]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:26:29]
[IN Q=THEY WILL BE]

((THEY WILL BE BRINGING THEM BACK AT INTERVALS FOR OUR RESIDENTS TO ENJOY. ))
[OUT Q=to enjoy]

Edythe Harlow will look forward to it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:33:28]
[IN Q=ohh i just]

((OHH I JUST FEEL GOOD CAUSE I LOVE HORSES, BETTER THAN ANY OTHER ANIMALS.))
[OUT Q=ANY ANIMALS.]

and it's better this is the real thing and not just her memories. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Dublin.))

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Coming up tonight on the Big 7, the Redskins can Jeff, by George. Words from the coach, Tony Banks, Sage Rosenfels and newly signed backup Kent Graham are on the way.
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[VO-NAT]

Plus, the Dazzle puts a Deane at the head of the class.
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[S-Redskins]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-95]
[graphic=Redskins]

The Redskins are bad, their offense is horrible and today they did something about it as they abruptly cut starting quarterback Jeff George just two games into the season.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=THE BOTTOM LINE...]
[SUPER=01-Marty Schottenheimer/Redskins Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tony Banks/Redskins Quarterback; :17]
[RUNS=:51]
[OUT Q=....what we should do."]
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[vo nat con't]
[SUPER=03-Ashburn/This Afternoon; :00]

To that end, Schottenheimer went out and immediately brought in journeyman Kent Graham to back up Tony Banks and Sage Rosenfels.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=YOU KNOW...]
[SUPER=01-Kent Graham/Signed by the Redskins; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sage Rosenfels/Redskins Second String Quarterback; :13]
[RUNS=:32]
[OUT Q=...the best I can."]
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=redskins]

The Redskins take on the Chiefs Sunday. You can watch the game and see if the changes help with kickoff set for one r

ight here on WDBJ-7 this Sunday.[S-Deane]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-100 (1:27:20)]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Dazzle]


The Roanoke Dazzle introduced it's other regional player to the media this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/1995; :]


He's former U-V-A great Harold Deane. Since graduating from Virginia in 1997, Dean has played over seas in Russia and Italy. He also played in 28 games for the Maryland Mustangs of the United States Basketball League.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


It's sort of a homecoming for Dean, whose father is from Roanoke and his grandmother and aunt still live in the Star City.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I'm the type...]
[SUPER=01-Harold Deane/Roanoke Dazzle Guard; :]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=...meaningful goals.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA;]


Deane should receive all the help he needs from Dazzle assistant coach Harold Ellis.
Ellis, a Morehouse State graduate, started his career overseas and twice came out of the minor leagues to play in the N-B-A.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="Harold Deane...]
[SUPER=01-Harold Ellis/Dazzle Assistant Coach; :]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=......person feel great."]
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[S-Trucks]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-99 12745]
[GRAPHIC=CRAFTSMAN TRUCKS]


The Craftsman Truck Series rolls into the South Boston Speedway for two days of racing. Tomorrow the drivers will have a manufacturers test at the track, and then Friday night the series' regulars will race in what has to be the longest, most ridiculous race name in the history of motorsports.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Get ready folks for the "John Boy and Billy Big Show Craftsman Truck 250 presented by WTRG Oldies 100 point 7 FM and Advanced Computer Technology Training." Hopefully, the race itself won't be nearly as cumbersome.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Setzer/11 Top 10 Finishes & 1 Win This Year; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=...CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES."]
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD CRAFTSMAN]

Friday night's race at South Boston gets underway at 7 o'clock.[Penny-Drive]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-50 TC22:02]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Students at Fariview Elementary School in Roanoke are learning a lesson in compassion from the recent terrorist attacks.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT :13]
[SUPER=143-Roanoke;]

Fifth grade student Travis Younce says he wanted to help victims of the attack even though he didn't think anybody in New York would think twice if his school had been bombed. So he approached his teacher with an idea.
(///// SOT at :13 /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We're doing a penny drive...]

((TRAVIS YOUNCE/STUDENT: WE'RE DOING A PENNY DRIVE BECAUSE WE'RE GONNA HELP THE FIREFIGHTERS IN NEW YORK.)) ((SUSAN BISSET/TEACHER: HE KNEW THAT WAS SOMETHING THE CHILDREN WOULD UNDERSTAND HERE AND IT WOULD NOT BE TOO MUCH FOR HIS CLASSMATES TO GATHER PENNIES. SO, IT SEEMED LIKE A REALLY GOOD CAUSE AND THE PRINCIPAL APPROVED IT.))
[SUPER=141-Travis Younce/Student;]
[SUPER=141-Susan Bisset/Teacher;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=and the principal approved it.]
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[VO-NAT]

The efforts started last Thursday and ended today. Students raised just under eleven hundred dollars, one-hundred of which were raised by Travis himself. (------------)