[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Teresa]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#]
[GRAPHIC=]

Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

The nation's top law enforcement officer is warning the U-S could endure more terrorist attacks. Supporters of a Roanoke nursing home band together... The community shows its support for victims of the terrorist attacks... And, Jennifer Lopez says "I do".
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.



[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]
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[VO-NAT]

The Taliban says it knows where Osama bin Laden is hiding and MAY be willing to negotiate with the U-S.
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[Anchor=Teresa]
[ss=News 7 at 11]


Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.[Latest-Terrorism]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]

Taliban leaders extended the offer today-- But the White House quickly rejected the invitation saying the Taliban is in no position to negotiate. Aleen Sirgany has more from Washington.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=143-Kabul, Afghanistan; :00]
[SUPER=141-Donald Rumsfeld/U.S. Defense Secretary; :21]
[SUPER=141-John Ashcroft/U.S. Attorney General; :53]
[SUPER=141-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News; 1:11]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=]

((
TALIBAN RULERS SAY THEY HAVE OSAMA BIN LADEN UNDER THEIR CONTROL IN A SECRET LOCATION. BUT THEY'RE NOT PLANNING TO GIVE HIM UP -- AT LEAST NOT YET.
TALIBAN LEADERS SAY THEY'RE WILLING TO NEGOTIATE IF THE UNITED STATES CAN PROVE BIN LADEN IS CONNECTED TO THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS.
U.S. OFFICIALS MAINTAIN THE TALIBAN ARE IN NO POSITION TO MAKE DEALS.

(SOT: DONALD RUMSFELD/U.S. DEFENSE SECRTARY) - 9:10:14

"Well of course, it was just a few days ago that they said that they didn't know where he was, so I have no reason to believe anything a Taliban representative would say."

(NAT)


PRESIDENT BUSH RETURNED TO THE WHITE HOUSE ... AFTER SPENDING THE WEEKEND AT CAMP DAVID WITH HIS NATIONAL SECURITY TEAM.
AND AS THE U.S. MILITARY BUILDUP CONTINUES IN THE MIDDLE EAST, SO DOES THE WIDESPREAD INVESTIGATION.
ATTORNEY GENERAL, JOHN ASHCROFT, SAYS SO FAR MORE THAN 500 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED OR DETAINED.
AND HE WARNS THERE ARE STILL TERRORISTS IN THE UNITED STATES.

(SOT: JOHN ASHCROFT/U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL)

"We believe that there is the likelihood of additional terrorist activity. And it our job to do whatever we can to interrupt it."

(NAT)


AND FOR A SECOND STRAIGHT DAY, THOUSANDS OF ANTI-WAR DEMONSTRATORS MARCHED IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL -- CALLING FOR A PEACEFUL END TO THE CONFLICT.))


[Abortion]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC-1:21:03]
[GRAPHIC=Abortion]

A new Virginia law concerning abortion takes effect tomorrow. The law requires doctors to obtain informed written consent before an abortion can be performed. In addition --the woman must be provided with basic information about abortion and other alternatives 24 hours prior to the procedure.
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[VO-NAT 19.5 plus pad]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

In anticipation of the new law -- an official with Planned Parenthood says the clinic has counseled more than 30 women. But he says since they have not received any printed materials to hand out --there could be problems. He says women who want the written information before signing the informed consent form-- will have to put off having an abortion.
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[Burrell]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC-52:56]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Nearly 90 residents of a Roanoke nursing home will have to find a new place to live. Citing financial concerns, Carilion has said it plans to close the Burrell Nursing Center and donate the facility to another agency.
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[VO-NAT :16.5]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Today community members gathered to express their dissapointment with Carilion's plans. They argue the spirit of Burrell will be lost when it becomes a mental health and substance abuse center. They also say they could find other uses for the building to benefit the community.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 44:38]
[IN Q=There are other opportunities...]
[SUPER=07-Floyd W. Davis;]

((FLOYD W. DAVIS; THERE ARE OTHER OPPORTUNITIES THAT HAVE BEEN TAKEN AWAY FROM US, AND SOME THAT WE JUST LET GO BY. WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO THIS WITH BURRELL, WE'RE COMING TOGETHER AS YOU SAW, A UNIFIED BODY COMING TOGETHER, SAYING WE'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANY LONGER. ))
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=not going to take this any longer.]
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[VO-NAT 7+]


Carilion says the facility will not be donated to Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare until all the residents find new homes.
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[Craft-Show]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC-26:19]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The 14th annual Craftsmen's Classic Arts and Crafts Festival took on a patriotic flare this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


More than 250 artists and craftsmen from all over the country attended the three day event at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Organizers expected a lower than normal turnout because of the recent terrorist attacks.
But the show saw its best crowds ever.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT :04:43]
[IN Q=One thing we have here]

((CLYDE GILMORE/ORGANIZER: ONE THING THAT THEY GOT HERE IS ITS ALL AMERICAN. THIS IS A COLLECTION OF WONDERFUL TALENTED FOLKS FROM ALL OVER THE NATION. I THINK WE HAVE 27 STATES REPRESENTED HERE, POTTERY, WOODWORKING, WEAVING, BASKETRY, ART WORK, PRINTS, JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING YOU CAN THINK OF. THERE IS SO MUCH TALENT IN THESE TWO BUILDINGS, IT JUST BLOWS YOUR MIND.))
[SUPER=01-Clyde Gilmore/Organizer]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=it just blows your mind]
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[VO-NAT]


This year's arts and crafts show attracted more than twenty thousand people.
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[ribbon-fund]


[ANCHOR=teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 pm]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-38 TC-1:20:31]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]


Ribbons played a big part in this year's Craft Show
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Roanoke]


The American Red Cross held a ribbon campaign to help raise money for the disaster relief fund.
Organizers set a goal to sell enough ribbons that would be able to wrap around the walls of the Civic Center.
For a donation, those attending the show got the chance to write a message on one yellow ribbon.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:11:02]
[IN Q=Its personal because they]

((CAROL WILSON/AMERICAN RED CROSS: ITS PERSONAL BECAUSE THEY CAN TAKE EACH RIBBON, IF THEY KNOW ANYONE THAT WAS IN THE TRAGIC DISASTER, THEY CAN WRITE THEIR NAME ON IT, THEY CAN WRITE A MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE, THEY CAN WRITE WHATEVER THEY FEEL, THEY CAN PULL THEIR FEELINGS ON THE RIBBON.))
[SUPER=141-Carol Wilson/American Red Cross]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=on the ribbon]
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[VO-NAT]

The Red Cross did indeed meet its goal-- Organizers say they had enough ribbon to wrap around the civic center-- about one and a half times. The Red Cross will now use the ribbons to make bows that will then be sent to the Pentagon and World Trade Center. By the way-- the ribbon campaign raised more than three thousand dollars.
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[Buchanan-Theater]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC-1:41:19]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The curtain will soon rise again at a Botetourt County landmark.
Several years and thousands of dollars later, the historic theater in Buchanan is ready to re-open.
Justin McLeod takes us on a sneak preview.
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[SOT 19:52:55]
[IN Q=Nat sound of cleaning]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dale Carter/Owner; :14]
[SUPER=01-Gloria Carter/Co-Owner; :31]
[SUPER=@justin1; :56]
[SUPER=01-Harry Gleason/Downtown Restoration Manager; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Buchanan]

((((NAT SOUND OF CLEANING))
It won't be long now before these seats are empty no more.
This 87 year old theater in downtown Buchanan is about to see the light of day again. (shot of light on seats)
[SOT 19:44:42]
[IN Q=We're just really excited]

((DALE CARTER/OWNER: WE'RE JUST REALLY EXCITED ABOUT BEING ABLE TO PUT IT BACK HOPEFULLY IN ORDER THAT PEOPLE WILL ENJOY AGAIN.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=will enjoy again]


It's a joy that ended in 1985.
A flood shut the theater down and has been closed ever since.
Dale and Gloria Carter bought the theater in April.
[SOT 19:41:40]
[IN Q=You had sixteen plus years]

((GLORIA CARTER/CO-OWNER: YOU HAD SIXTEEN PLUS YEARS OF DUST, DIRT, GRIME BUILDING UP. WE HAD LEAKS, SO YOU HAD MOLD AND MILDEW.))
[Runs= 09]
[OUT Q=mold and mildew]


The Carter's have spent more than a hundred thousand dollars restoring the historic theater.
They've had to install new wiring and plumbing.
Otherwise, the theater's items have been restored to its original condition, everything from the seats to the 1940's concession stand.
[SOT ]
[IN Q=The theater still has a long way]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE THEATER STILL HAS A LONG WAY TO GO BUT SHOULD BE UP AND RUNNING BY THE END OF THE YEAR.
WHEN ITS COMPLETED, THE THEATER WILL BE USED TO SHOW OLD AND FAMILY MOVIES AS WELL AS THEATER PRODUCTIONS AND CONCERTS.))
[Runs= 10]
[OUT Q=productions and concerts]

((NAT SOUND OF THEATER))
The public will get its first look at the newly restored theater next weekend at the town's annual fall festival.
Town officials hope the old theater will bring new life to downtown.
[SOT 19:43:20]
[IN Q=It will hopefully]

((HARRY GLEASON/DOWNTOWN RESTORATION MANAGER: IT WILL HOPEFULLY OFFER A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR SPIN-OFF BUSINESSES FOR THE RESTAURANTS TO STAY OPEN LATE, OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE TO COME DOWNTOWN AFTER 5 PM, OUR SIDEWALKS WILL STILL BE OPEN.))
[Runs= 15]
[OUT Q=will still be open]


Open thanks to a theater thats about to show an encore presentation.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Buchanan.))[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]

Still to come on News 7, we'll hear some viewers' thoughts about flags and football...
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[VO-NAT]

and, thanks to a recent expansion some local critters now have a better chance of finding new homes. More on that in just a few minutes... Stay with us.
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[Salem-Shelter]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-39 TC-56:55]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Over past two years, the Salem Animal shelter has euthanized more than 300 cats and dogs. Many of these animals were adoptable --but because the shelter had limited space-- it had no where to keep them. But that has changed.
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[VO-NAT, video in cubby]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

The Salem Animal Shelter has moved into a new facility -- with three times the space. This gives many more animals a better chance of finding new homes.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT2:12:48]
[IN Q=Our goal in this new building]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. William Bandy, Jr./Salem Animal Shelter]

((OUR GOAL IN THIS NEW BUILDING IS TO END EUTHANASIA OF ADOPTABLE ANIMALS AND I THINK WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO MEET THAT GOAL.))
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=to meet that goal]
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[VO-NAT]


The new facility also offers other benefits --like floors and cages that can be easily disinfected. And the air can
be changed 11 times an hour ---which is important for preventing the spread of disease.


The Shelter is open seven days a week. And is constantly getting new animals available for adoption.
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[Feedback, September 30]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=Feedback TC-14:24]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Feedback]

Viewers weigh in on American flags not being made in the U-S-A. And the Hokies and Hoos battle for position on the tube. Here's Assignment Editor Joe McKean with this week's Feedback.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=First Audio]
[SUPER=@File; :06]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Saturday; :29]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=music/animation]

(( Many of those American flags that are waving over the land of free trade come from overseas factories, bringing this comment from Hillsville (Donna Goodwin):
"What's up with THAT???? Considering all the recent airline job layoffs as well as others, you would think that US retailers would want to buy US made flags and give these folks a chance to work! C'mon America, get with it! And yes, mine is made in the USA
Another viewer (Richard Lovegrove/Roanoke) thought it was a questionable call to put last week's story on the Clemson-UVA game behind the Tech-Rutgers game in one of our newscasts.
"We're all proud of what the Tech football team has accomplished in recent years, and I realize that it is a much higher ranked team and the closest major university, but Virginia beat a ranked team in the final seconds of an exciting game. Tech ground out a slaughter of a perennial doormat. I can't comprehend the news judgment (or lack thereof) used in this decision."
Send your comments about our news judgment or issues in the news to News-7 by US mail, by fax, or by email.
Joe McKean, News-7))


[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[writer=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]

Still ahead on NEWS 7, another loss for the Redskins, and the Martinsville Speedway hosts the Taco Bell 3-hundred. Roy Stanley will have highlights...
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[VO-NAT]

but before that, the Virginia State Fair is in full swing. We'll meet one worker who's earned a reputation for his work with animals... Stay with us.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Lopez-Marriage]


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

J-Lo is off the market. Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez has married choreographer Cris Judd. Her publicist says there was a private ceremony last night in a Los Angeles suburb. Lopez and Judd met while working on her single, "Love Don't Cost a Thing.'' She appeared with him at the Academy Awards in March -- one month after she and rapper Sean ``P. Diddy'' Combs announced they were splitting up.

[Virginia-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=Va. Profile]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Profile]


The State Fair of Virginia is no doubt full of characters...
Tonight, the focus is on Tommy Smith ... known as "Mr. Rabbit".
Ellen Qualls has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=In the hustling, bustling]
[SUPER=03-Henrico Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tommy Smith/State Fair Volunteer; :32]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; :55 ]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Henrico County.]


(( In the hustling, bustling world of the state fair, individuals sometimes blend in.
In the barn with the cutest and cuddliest of the animal kingdom, an elderly man moves almost unnoticed through the crowd.
That's because, for 51 years, Tommy Smith's put the focus on the animals.
And he's got his priorities among them.
He ran the rabbit show for 42 years.
[sot tape ONE 12:57:03 ]

((TOMMY SMITH/STATE FAIR VOLUNTEER: WELL I LOVE ANIMALS. OF ALL KINDS. NEVER SHOWED ANYTHING BUT RABBITS.))
[runs= 06 ]



[sot tape ONE 12:56:20 ]

((TOMMY SMITH/STATE FAIR VOLUNTEER: I HAVE SOME IN THE RABBIT SHOW HERE. IT'S JUST A HOBBY. AND IT'S A LOT OF FUN.
Now, are you one of those people who eats rabbits? WELL, EVERYBODY ASKS US THAT. I DO EAT RABBIT MEAT. IT'S A GOOD WHOLESOME MEAT. WE DON'T ADVERTISE IT A LOT BECAUSE YOU OFFEND A LOT OF FOLKS. BUT THEY EAT BEEF, SO YOU KNOW, RABBIT IS GOOD.))
[runs= 25]


Now he's assistant livestock coordinator.
That means he "troubleshoots to make sure everyone's got food and water."
And because the Fair takes surveys, and the surveys say people want more agricultural education, Tommy Smith answers questions.
[sot tape 13:00:46 ]

((TOMMY SMITH/STATE FAIR VOLUNTEER: YOU KNOW IT'S REAL FUNNY, WHEN EVERYBODY SAYS WHAT'S THIS COW'S NAME OR WHAT'S THIS RABBIT'S NAME? THEY WANT TO KNOW WHAT ITS NAME... IS IT A MALE OR A FEMALE?))
[runs= 17 ]


So after nine years in the livestock barn, does he have a new favorite?
[sot tape ONE 12:57:19]

((TOMMY SMITH/STATE FAIR VOLUNTEER: WELL, I'D HAVE TO SAY RABBITS. IN FACT, THEY CALL ME MR. RABBIT HERE AT THE FAIR.
BUT I LIKE THE HORSES. I THINK HORSES ARE PRETTY.))
[runs= 17]


And in this crowd, that's saying a lot.
The Fair runs through next Sunday.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Henrico County.))

[S-Taco]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-95 14357tc]
[GRAPHIC=MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY]


The Martinsville Speedway hosted Late Model Stock car racing's Super Bowl yesterday. And not surprisingly, there was plenty of flag waving in this year's Taco Bell 300.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=There were signs...]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Taco Bell 300; ;00]
[SUPER=01-Phil Warren/Taco Bell 300 Winner in 1988 & 2001; :50]
[SUPER=01-Brandon Butler/Taco Bell 300 Runner-Up; 1:19]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=.....year for us."]

((There were signs of American Pride everywhere at the track as the red, white and blue turned out in full force. But Old Glory had some company - as the yellow caution flag flew 36 times in the Taco Bell 300. 19 of those caution periods happened during the four, 25 lap qualifying races. Those 100 laps of racing took nearly three hours to complete. They also included a Johnny Rumley, Butch Hamlet crash that kept the Taco Bell car out of the race's main event. The red flag also got into the act as the racing was halted for 30 minutes. Norfolk's Phil Warren managed to survive his heat race and transfer into the 200 lap main event. In fact Warren ended up pulling off the impossible - winning the Taco Bell 300 despite starting out of the top 20. He becomes the race's first repeat winner. ((PHIL WARREN:)) Richmond's Brandon Butler finished second, but didn't head home empty handed. He won the $5000 bonus money for leading at the halfway point, and his pit crew also won the prestigious and at times disgusting Taco eating contest in the prerace ceremonies.)) ((BRANDON BUTLER:))




[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-99 (1:29:48)]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR Logo]


Jeff Gordon wins the inagural race at Kansas City taking the checkered flag in the Protection 400.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kansas City, KS/CBS SPORTS; :]


It didn't take long for the caution to fly on the very first lap in turn one Casey Atwood gets into the rear of Stacy Compton causing several cars to crash Atwood was out of the race.
But his teammate Bill Elliott was running strong he passed Jeff Gordon to lead the race after 27 laps.
Then Rusty Wallace entered the picture he was the leader at the halfway mark and Elliott was second. Elliott left the race because of engine problems.
Then with over 30 laps to go Dale Earnhardt Junior, who was running in the top 10, hits the wall bringing out the caution.
The cars pitted and Rusty was penalized for speeding on pit road after he tried to beat Ricky Rudd back on the track.
After 2 cautions and the red flag, Gordon took the point with 6 laps to go and he holds off Ryan Newman for the trip to Victory Lane.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I hate...]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Protection 400 Winner; :]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=....for him but ah...."]
[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Ricky Rudd was third, Rusty fourth and Mark Martin fifth.









[S-Skins]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-100 (1:30:06)]
[GRAPHIC=Skins/Chiefs]


Priest Holmes had 225 yards total offense and three touchdowns as Kansas City routed the Washington Redskins 45 to 13.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Landover, MD/CBS SPORTS; :]


Marty Shottenheimer getting ready for Kansas City were he coached for several years.
The Chiefs led 7 to 3 in the second quarter then Trent Green hits Priest Holmes and he takes it in on the 24 yard touchdown run to make it 14 to 3 K-C with 4 minutes left in the quarter.
Then Tony Banks rallied the Redskins he goes to the air and hits Rod Gardner on the 26 yard T-D pass but Washington Trailed 14 to 10 in the second quarter.
Holmes would score 2 more times before the half on this play he takes the handoff and scores on the 24 yard run to make it 28 to 10 Chiefs at the break.
[SUPER=32-Kansas City/45/Washington/13/;]


Washington added a field goal in the third then Green Rolls out and hits Tony Gonzalez on the 3 yard T-D pass to make it 35 to 13 and the Chiefs win the game 45 to 13.
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[S-Panthers]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-101 (1:05:46)]
[GRAPHIC=Panthers/Packers]


Brett Favre passed for 308 yards and 3 touchdowns as Green Bay downed Carolina 28 to 7.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/FOX SPORTS; :]


The Packers fell behind in the first quarter.
Carolina quarterback Chris Weinke hooks up with Wesley Walls on the short touchdown pass and the Panthers took the 7 to nothing lead.
But Favre rallied the Packers. On this play he fires a bullett to the back of the end zone hitting Bill Schroeder for the touchdown and it was 14 to 7 Green Bay.
[SUPER=32-Green Bay/28/Carolina/7/;]


Favre struck again in the third quarter he fakes the handoff and rolls out hitting tight end Bubba Franks for the score and the Packers get the 28 to 7 win over Carolina.
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The Chiefs rout the Redskins and Jeff Gordon wins at Kansas City, Kansas. More later on Mornin'.

[S-NFL]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-96 (1:57:51)]
[GRAPHIC=Giants Logo]


Tiki Barber scored on a 14 yard run but injured his hamstring however the Giants won their home opener this afternoon.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/FOX SPORTS; :]
Minnesota wins its first game of the season this afternoon.


Daunte Culpepper scored on an 8 yard run with one minute remaining capping an 11 play 96 yard drive beating Tampa Bay 20 to 16.
And here are the N-F-L scores.
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[WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5022;]
[SUPER=0100-/Miami/10/j/St. Louis/42///j/Kansas City/45//Washington/13///;]
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[SUPER=0100-/New Orleans/13/j/N.Y. Giants/21///j/Green Bay/28//Carolina/7///;]
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[SUPER=0100-/Dallas/6//Philadelphia/40/4//;]
[RUNS=:35]
[OUT Q=...last score."]
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-103 (1:01:46)]
[GRAPHIC=MLB LOGO]


Charlie Manuel's Cleveland Indians clinched the American League Central Division title today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/FSOH; :]


It's the sixth time in seven years that the Indians have claimed the title.
Jim Thome hits this shot to deep right centerfield for his 49th homer of the season and the Indians get the 9 to
1 win over the Minnesota Twins.

And here are tonight's baseball scores.
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[WIPE TO MOTION]
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[SUPER=0091-j/Cleveland/9//Minnesota/1///j/Boston/8//Detroit/5///;]
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[SUPER=0092-j/Los Angeles/2//Arizona/1///j/San Diego/5//San Francisco/4///;]
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[OUT Q=...last score."]
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-98 (1:27:31)]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Express]


The Roanoke Express was on the ice yesterday for their first practice of the East Coast Hockey League season.
(------------)
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


16 players skated at the Ice Station yesterday but 25 players are on the Express Roster. Several are still in A-H-L camps.
And there's some good news for hockey fans season ticket sales are going well.
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[OUT Q=.....these games."]

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