[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

First the airlines, now bus-lines.
Greyhound will be boosting security after a passenger attacked a driver.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Meantime, Virginia's citizen soldiers are training to land in airports across the Commonwealth.
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[Sports-Head]


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


In sports, The Winston Cup drivers dropped in at the Martinsville Speedway for a test session.
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[VO-NAT]


And Tech linebacker Jake Housewright had an M-R-I on his knee today we'll have an update on his condition.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Like any good performance, we want an encore. Nature will do just that tomorrow with another sunny, warm day. Details ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


Good evening...
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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


A passenger attacks a Greyhound bus driver, causing an accident and the death of five other passengers.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The incident creates fear and travel delays all across the country.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Bus-Crash]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


At this point, investigators are calling the attack an isolated incident, not an act of terrorism.
[ANCHOR=Shanno 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Manchester, TN]


Early this morning near Manchester Tennessee, a passenger slit the driver's throat with what appeared to be a box cutter.
The driver survived the resulting crash, but the attacker and five other passengers died.
A justice department spokesman says the attacker had a Croatian identification card, but that's all investigators have revealed about him.
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[Local-Greyhound]


[ANCHOR=SHannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-46 TC36:38]
[GRAPHIC=Greyhound]


As a result of the attack, Greyhound halted service all over the country , including here in Roanoke, for more than six hours.
Dozens of passengers were stranded at the downtown bus terminal all morning.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Marya/Microwave;]


That's where Marya Jones joins us.
Marya, how were they handling the delays?
[LIVE=Marya /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


They didn't like the inconvenience of being stranded for six hours, but overall, passengers said the respected Greyhound's reaction to the attack and were just glad to be safe.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats buses]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ashley Boyle/Greyhound Passenger; :29]
[SUPER=01-Russell Beyer/Greyhound Passenger; :55]
[RUNS=1:03]
[OUT Q=measures that people are taking.]
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[NATSOUND] ((NATS: BUS LEAVING))
[RUNS= :02]


The Greyhounds are running again in Roanoke ... service resumed just after 1:00.
But all morning, it was more of a waiting game.
More than two-dozen weary travelers stuck here hoped to hit the road again.
Customers were greeted with signs like this: No sales, no service... and buses going nowhere.
Radford University students Ashley Boyle and Daniel Kempen were just within reach of their destination.
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[SOT 14:15 - :23]

((ASHLEY BOYLE/GREYHOUND PASSENGER: IT'S JUST FRUSTRATING BECAUSE IT TAKES TIME. BUT IT'S JUST BETTER THAN RISKING IT AND SOME OTHER PEOPLE GETTING HURT.))
[RUNS= :08]
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[NATS 27:34] ((NATS: DRIVER RIPPING TICKET.))
[RUNS= :01]


Thirteen Greyhound buses come through Roanoke every day... going to cities all over the eastern United States.
Russell Beyer is a native New Yorker who was inspired by the terrorist attacks to quit his job in Arizona and take the bus home to New York.
He says Greyhound's safety precautions are justified.
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[SOT 17:35 - :43]

((RUSSELL BEYER/GREYHOUND PASSENGER: I THINK THAT IT'S PRUDENT... PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE MORE ACCEPTING OF THE KIND OF SECURITY MEASURES THAT PEOPLE ARE TAKING.))
[RUNS= :08]))
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[LIVE=Marya /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


Greyhound DID announce it would be boosting security after today's crash.
The company is using metal detectors and doing some hand searches of passengers' luggage.
Greyhound is offering refunds to customers who opted NOT to travel.
And, the company worked out a one-day agreement allowing passengers to swap their bus tickets for train tickets on Amtrak.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Marya /Microwave;]



[Guard-Training]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC1:22:24]
[GRAPHIC=Air Travel]


Meanwhile, the nation's leaders say it's time to restore public confidence in AIR travel, and starting this weekend, the National Guard will be assisting with airport security.
They're training for that now at Fort Pickett.. Steve Smallshaw has the story from there.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They've come here]
[SUPER=03-Nottoway Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-SPC John Gibson/VA National Guard; :20]
[SUPER=01-Lt. John Zeh/VA National Guard; :24]
[SUPER=@ssm1; :40]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :56]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Everett Bakke/VA National Guard; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=News7, Nottoway County.]

(( They've come here for a crash course in airport security.
Hundreds of Virginia National Guard reservists are being called up for a six-month tour of duty to keep America's commercial airfields safe.
[natsot 12:23:01]

((WILL ESTABLISH MY NEW EXPIRATION TERM OF SERVICE..))
[RUNS= 04]


19 of them used the occasion to re-enlist, including Roanoke's John Gibson.
[SOT 12:28:39]

((SPC JOHN GIBSON/VA NATIONAL GUARD: I DIDN'T WANT TO PASS THIS BY, I FELT LIKE IT WAS A GOOD DUTY TO DO.))
[RUNS= 03]
[OUT Q=duty to do.]
[SOT 13:09:04]

((LT. JOHN ZEH/VA NATIONAL GUARD: I'M JUST PROUD I CAN DO MY PART IN HELPING OUT WITH THE SECURITY, THE COUNTRY'S SECURITY AS WELL AS THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=of Virginia.]


And the commonwealth is grateful, says Governor Jim Gilmore.
Gilmore stopped by for a quick pep talk and to thank the soldiers for their sacrifice. [Standup ] ((Since 1942, hundreds of thousands of soldiers have passed through Fort Pickett on their way to war. They've served in every major conflict from World War Two to Desert Storm. Governor Gilmore says the soldiers training here this week are involved in a far different mission, but one no less vital to American security.))
[RUNS= 16]
[OUT Q=American security.]
[SOT 12:09:57]

((GOV. GILMORE: IT MAY NOT LOOK LIKE A TYPICAL DEPLOYMENT FOR A TYPICAL MISSION. BUT NONETHELESS, YOU ARE LITERALLY THE SOLDIERS ON THE FRONT LINE IN THE WAR ON TERRORISM.))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=war on terrorism.]
[SOT 13:10:27]

((CAPT. EVERETT BAKKE/VA NATIONAL GUARD: WE'RE WELL- RESOURCED, WE'RE TRAINED WELL IN ALL FACETS OF ANY MILUTARY OR CIVILIAN OPERATION SO WE FEEL REALLY CONFIDENT WITH THIS ONE THAT WE'VE BEEN TASKED WITH.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=been tasked with.]


They hope the flying public will feel confident as well.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Nottoway County.))

[United-Way]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-45 TC1:11:25]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]


A local United Way chapter says Southwest Virginia residents are giving money to help terrorist victims AND charities closer to home.
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[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=403-Christiansburg;]

The United Way of Montgomery, Radford and Floyd went ahead with their planned fundraising kick-off on September 11th, only hours after the attacks. The campaign chairman says he wouldn't let terrorists stop the event. This year's goal is one-million dollars. The executive director says there are good indications from corporate and employee donations that they will.
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[SOT 5:36:08]
[IN Q=i think the tragic events]

((KYMN DAVIDSON-HAMLEY/UNITED WAY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; I THINK THE TRAGIC EVENTS HAVE HELPED PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS CHARITIES THAT HELP RESPOND TO THESE, JUST LIKE THOSE CHARITIES WERE READY IN NEW YORK AND DC AND PENNSYLVANIA, THEY NEED TO BE READY HERE, AND WE PROVIDE A LOT OF SUPPORT TO AGENCIES.))
[SUPER=401-Kymn Hamley/United Way Executive Director; :]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=A LOT OF SUPPORT TO AGENCIES.]
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[VO-NAT]

Keeping donations in the community is the United Way's biggest selling point. All the money given to this chapter in the New River Valley goes to 37-local charities.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


A drug store chain facing bankruptcy will close its only store in the area.
That's still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And a former Republican governor campaigning for the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor.
Lynwood Holton says it's not just because Tim Kaine's his son-in-law.
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[Arrington]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC1:37:19]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A woman with a history of drunk driving was ordered held without bond in Bedford County today, because she was already driving on a restricted license.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The judge concluded there was no amount of bond that could protect the community against someone who'd ignored two court orders and ended up allegedly driving drunk, going the wrong way on 460.
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]

Thirty- nine year old Vicki Lynn Arrington had been with her substance abuse counselor just hours before the wreck.

The prosecutor told the court Arrington's blood alcohol level was "several times the legal limit." Her station wagon hit Carol Minton's motorcycle head-on Friday night, killing her.
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[SOT 11:37]
[IN Q=She's already in]

((TOM MCGRATH/MINTON FAMILY ATTORNEY; SHE'S ALREADY IN AN ALCOHOL TREATMENT PROGRAM. THE BEST PROGRAMS IN THE WORLD AND SOMEBODY'S GOING TO STILL GO OUT AND DO THIS KIND OF THING.))
[SUPER=01-Tom McGrath/Minton Family Attorney]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=and do this kind of thing.]
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[V/O-NAT] Arrington remains held without bond, charged with second- degree murder and felony drunk driving.
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[Patrick-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A Stuart man died in an accident this morning.
State Police say 74 year old George H. Mitchell pulled into the path of another vehicle at the intersection of Route 653 and U-S 58 in Patrick County.
The driver of the van was not hurt and will not be charged.

[Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC1:43:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Though Optical Cable Corporation's stock has lost 90 percent of its value over the last year, the company is sound according to it's President.
Bob Kopstein says the two issues are separate matters.
He wouldn't go on camera, [***NEWS 7 @ 6 MB GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon and Jen/MB SET;]

but he did sit down with Business Reporter Jennifer Miele today. Jen.
[LIVE=Jen /FULL MB SET]
[SUPER=@jennifer1]


Shannon, as you know, Kopstein's holdings in Optical Cable are in jeopardy.
He used them as collateral for other investments, the investments went sour, and now his lenders want to sell ALL of his stock to get their money back.
Yesterday Kopstein was granted a temporary restraining order that forbids his lenders from selling any more until next Wednesday.
Here's what he said today.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Optical Cable stock]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;:]
[RUNS=:48]
[OUT Q=see a sound company.]

(([PRE PRO]
Optical Cable stock finished at today, down 90 percent from a year ago.
Still Kopstein says business is fine, and is still working on deals in China.
Though the temporary restraining order could lead to a long court battle, Kopstein says he favors striking a deal with his lenders possibly through arbitration.
About his own finances, he said quote, "I've been through a lot of ups and downs, I'll get this through this one." [END PRE PRO]
Kopstein started Optical Cable back in 1983 and took his company public with no help from large brokerage firms.
He says now that COULD be a hindrance because he doesn't have any close friends in the business to call in a time of need.
Still he says, when third quarter earnings are released at the end of the month, investors will see a sound company.))
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[***NEWS 7 at 6 MB Graphic***]
[LIVE=Jen /FULL MB SET]


I also sat down with Optical Cable's Chief Financial Officer today.
He said the Board of Directors has formed an independent special committee to combat the low stock price.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Jen /MB Set;]


Shannon.

[Phar-Mor]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=netA]
[GRAPHIC=Business Closing]


Phar-Mor is soon to be NO more in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week]


The drugstore chain is shutting down 65 stores across the country, including the one on Towne Square Boulevard.
It's part of the company's efforts to cut expenses.
Phar-Mor recently filed for Chapter 11 protection from its creditors.
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[Stocks]


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


President Bush's push for an economic stimulus plan sent investors on a buying spree. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/173.19/9123.78/x/88.49/1580.82;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW climbed 173 points.
NASDAQ gained 88 and a half.
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[VO]
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[SUPER=274-i/0.05/67.18/i/0.84/67.51/i/0.84/54.86/h/0.45/31.90/h/0.73/52.73;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]

[Holton-Kaine]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-32 TC1:56:15]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Democrat Tim Kaine brought his campaign for Lieutenant Governor to western Virginia today.
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]


And he brought a former Roanoker along for support... his father-in-law and Republican former governor Linwood Holton.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]


Joe Dashiell followed the duo this morning as they made the rounds in Roanoke and made the most of family ties.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They started the day]
[SUPER=403-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=401-Linwood Holton/Former Governor; :09]
[SUPER=404-Oct. 19, 1965; :18]
[SUPER=401-Tim Kaine/(D) Candidate for Lt. Governor; :36]
[SUPER=420-Joe Dashiell/jdashiell*wdbj7.com; 1:04]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]


((They started the day with supporters in Old Southwest... familiar territory for the former Governor.
[SOT 11:05:28]
[IN Q=Roanoke was very good to me]

((LINWOOD HOLTON/FORMER GOVERNOR: ROANOKE WAS VERY GOOD TO ME. I PRACTICED LAW FOR 25 YEARS, 20 YEARS HERE. AND IT HELPED ELECT ME GOVERNOR AND IT'S JUST A GREAT SPOT.))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=just a great spot.]


In the mid-60s, Linwood Holton was a Roanoke lawyer, trying to become the state's first Republican Governor of the 20th century... and in '69 he succeeded, reclaiming the Governor's office for the GOP.
Now 78, he's stumping for Democrat Tim Kaine, the son-in law who served until recently as Richmond's mayor.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I've been in the family for 17 years]

((TIM KAINE/D- CANDIDATE FOR LT. GOV.: I'VE BEEN IN THE FAMILY FOR 17 YEARS AND WE'VE TALKED POLITICS FOR A LONG TIME, BUT IT'S GREAT TO CAMPAIGN SIDE BY SIDE AND HE REALLY IS MY POLITICAL ROLE MODEL.))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=political role model.]


Holton admits he's biased, but to anyone who dismisses his endorsement, he says look at the record.
[SOT]
[IN Q=You don't have to take my word]

((YOU DON'T HAVE TO TAKE MY WORD, HE'S MY SON IN LAW, THEREFORE VOTE FOR HIM. YOU LOOK AT HIS RECORD AS COUNCILMAN AND MAYOR OF RICHMOND AND HE'S DONE A BEAUTIFUL JOB. AND THAT'S WHY IT LOOKS GOOD FOR THE FUTURE.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=why it looks good for the future.]


It's hard to say how much weight Holton's endorsement will carry with the voters, but in western Virginia where the former governor launched his political career more than forty years ago, they figure it can't hurt.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Kaine will face Republican Jay Katzen in the November election. Both candidates will return to Roanoke next week for a debate.

[Debate-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


Mark Earley and Mark Warner are in a debating mood.
They'll hold two televised debates in the next five nights. The first is tonight from Richmond, and Your Hometown Station will carry it at 8:00 PM.
And we will host the second debate Sunday evening, also at eight.
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[Take WDBJ Web Page FS]
You still have a chance to have Earley and Warner answer YOUR question in Sunday's debate. Just go to our home page at WDBJ-7-dot-com to e-mail your question. You have until Friday afternoon at 5.
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[Sports Tease]


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


And coming up in sports, A golf marathon will be held at Ashley Plantation tomorrow to benefit the Junior golf programs at the club and the Botetourt Country Club.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Roanoke Dazzle has announced a try out camp and several former local stars are expected to attend.
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[S-Jake]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-100]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL]


One of the key cogs in Virginia Tech's defensive machine, linebacker Jake Houseright, WILL play Saturday against West Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Trainer Mike Goforth says Houseright's MRI exam this morning revealed that his knee has a partial tear of the medial meniscus cartilage. He needs surgery, but he hopes to put it off until the end of the season and play through the pain. Brian Welch will start in his place Saturday.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Brian Welch/Va. Tech Linebacker; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=...through it."]
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[S-Rusty]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-105 12402TC]
[GRAPHIC=MARTINSVILLE]


The Winston Cup weekend in Martinsville is still a week away, but Mike Stevens says there was a flurry of activity at the track today.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rusty Wallace/Miller Ford Driver; :26]
[SUPER=01-Kim Campbell/Speedway Children's Foundation; :59]
[SUPER=01-Ken Schrader/M&Ms Pontiac Driver; 1:26]
[SUPER=01-Ricky Craven/Tide Ford Driver; 1:33]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:52]
[RUNS=2:00]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-95]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Dazzle]


The Roanoke Dazzle and the N-B-D-L will hold a local player tryout camp in Roanoke Saturday and Sunday October 13-th and 14th at Roanoke College.
The camp will be open to no more than 100 participants and all must meet the N-B-D-L age requirement of 20 or older.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :]


Here are some local products that have expressed interest in the Dazzle and might try out. Former Patrick Henry and Virginia Tech star Troy Manns is a possibility at point guard, but is undecided.
Brad Dunleavy, Who played his college basketball at Roanoke College, is another local player with talent who could show up at the camp.
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[TALENT-Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Former Fleming stars James Stokes and William Fitzgerald are expected to attend the camp.
All participants must sign-up by Thursday October 11-th at 5 PM.


[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-101 (1:08:29)]
[GRAPHIC=Golf Logo]


The Botetourt Country Club and Ashley Plantation will join forces in order to raise money for their 2002 Junior Golf programs.
The 2 clubs will host a Golf Marathon beginning at dusk tomorrow.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Botetourt Country...]
[SUPER=01-Ryan Madore/Ashley Plantation Asst. Pro; :00]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=....good golf."]

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