[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Bombing raids are picking up.
We'll have the latest on America's response to terrorism.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Plus, local architects will tell us how their design helped the Pentagon escape damage that could have been worse in last month's attack.
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[Sports-head]


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In sports, the Hokies look forward to their toughest challenge thus far in Boston College, the Express solidifies it's roster and the team is less one goalie.
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[VO-NAT]


and Major League Baseball playoffs begin, highlights in sports.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Temperatures on the rise in the short term forecast and continued dry until the weekend. Details next.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


U-S generals report success in the air war over Afghanistan.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And a Roanoke architectural firm does its own damage assessment.
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[SOT 15:19:25]
[IN Q=It was our work that]

((IT WAS OUR WORK THAT GOT RIPPED APART.))
[RUNS=:02 ]
[OUT Q=got ripped apart.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

...though 125 people at the Pentagon were killed, it was the design work of Hayes, Seay, Mattern and Mattern architects that kept the attack from being worse.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[National-Update]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


President Bush says combat against al-Qaida terrorists and their Taliban supporters will continue indefinitely.

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Attacks are now taking place both night and day.
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[VO-NAT]


Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says U-S and British warplanes can now fly at all hours, without having to worry much about air defense threats.
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the assaults have damaged 80 percent of targets.
In fact, so many targets have been hit that some U-S aircraft are returning without dropping bombs.
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[HSMM]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[***ANCHOR TAG***] The bombing raids are in response, of course, to the attacks on September 11th.
When one of the hijacked planes hit the Pentagon, the impact blew out windows on one wedge of the building. The wings of the plane were sheared off. The fuselage ended up sticking out the roof. But the upper floors of the Pentagon at the point of impact briefly remained intact by some miracle, serving as a bridge to safety.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Windows and brick]
[SUPER=143-Roanoke; :03]
[SUPER=141-Mike Biscotte/Architect; 11]
[SUPER=144-1997; :43]
[SUPER=141-Cecil Doyle/HSMM President]
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[OUT Q=does have to be fixed.]
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[SOT 15:08:45]
[IN Q=Windows and brick]

((WINDOWS AND BRICK ARE THE WORST THING YOU COULD HAVE.)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=you could have.]

It was no miracle to Mike Biscotte. That's the way he designed it... not to withstand the impact of a commercial jet liner... but to repel SOME kind of attack.
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[SOT 15:10:10]
[IN Q=Clearly some of the]

((CLEARLY SOME OF THE EXTERIOR FACADE STOOD UP BECAUSE OF THE STEEL FRAMING THAT WAS PROVIDED AS RE-INFORCEMENT.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=that was provided as re-inforcement]

Hollow steel tubes provide the primary re-inforcement... then there are blast- resistant windows... and there's a specially- engineered fabric that covers the brick facade.
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[SOT 15:15:05]
[IN Q=So all of this]

((SO ALL OF THIS WAS EXTERIOR FACE WAS HARDENED.)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=face was hardened.]

And that's exactly where the plane struck the Pentagon... on the one wedge that had already been strengthened.
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[SOT 15:10:25]
[IN Q=The plan was]

((THE PLAN WAS TO DO IT FOUR MORE TIMES ON THE OTHER FOUR WEDGES.)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=other four wedges.]

When he started on this project, it was just renovation of an antiquated government building. Once the work was underway, "PenRen," the Pentagon Renovation Office- -received a new threat assessment.
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[SOT 15:11:50]
[IN Q=The contrustion]

((THE CONSTRUCTION ON THE MAIN RENOVATION DESIGN HAD ALREADY STARTED WHEN PENREN CAME TO US. "WE'VE IDENTIFIED THIS THREAT WE WANT TO MITIGATE. CAN YOU GUYS HELP US DO A DESIGN TO TAKE CARE OF THIS?")) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=take care of this.]

And that's what the architects at Hayes, Seay, Mattern and Mattern did... once already. And now they'll see that it's done again.
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[SOT 15:18:30]
[IN Q=It's not the way]

((IT'S NOT THE WAY WE WANT TO SELL WORK. BUT IT DOES HAVE TO BE FIXED.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=does have to be fixed.]))
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[V/O-NAT] Hayes, Seay's President says the goal is to have Wedge One back in operation within a year.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

The Pentagon says the total cost of repairs and completed renovations will come to about 800-million dollars.

[Gilmore-Anthrax]


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The Manassas area man with flu-like symptoms who tested negative for anthrax today is still being treated for the disease as a precaution.
Governor Jim Gilmore says a follow-up test is being done by the state labs in Richmond, and results will be available Thursday.
The Virginia Department of Health began Friday conducting what they call "active enhanced disease surveillance" in select Virginia hospitals.

[Goodyear]


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[GRAPHIC=Goodyear Layoffs]

Layoffs will be hitting the Goodyear plant in Danville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;]

Officials say as many as 275 hourly and salaried workers could lose their jobs as the company cuts back production. Layoffs will also hit four other Goodyear plants. Company officials blame the economy....saying the layoffs will remain in effect as long as the market place remains unpredictable.
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[County-Supers]


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The proposed route of interstate 73 continues to cause controversy. Today, the Roanoke County Supervisors split over a resolution opposing the path that would carry the road through the Mount Pleasant community.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & JoeD /Microwave;]


Joe Dashiell is at the County Administration Center tonight with more details on the latest debate.
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[SUPER=@Joe1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.]


Five times the supervisors have gone on record supporting the central route that would follow route 220, I 581 and interstate 81...
Today's resolution was in response to the recent vote of the Commonwealth Transportation Board... approving corridor 6A... a route that would take the highway through southeast Roanoke, and the Mount Pleasant community.
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[IN Q=Vinton Supervisor]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joe McNamara/Windsor Hills Supervisor; :19]
[SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Hollins Supervisor; :28]
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[OUT Q=any less important to us.]


((Vinton Supervisor Harry Nickens moved the resolution... that would have reitereated the board's support for the central corridor, and stated its opposition for all other options including Alternate 6A.
But other members of the board said they didn't want to do anything to jeopardize the I-73 project.
[SOT]
[IN Q=We cannot through squabbles]

((JOE MCNAMARA/WINDSOR HILLS SUPERVISOR: WE CANNOT THROUGH SQUABBLES OVER LOCATION POTENTIALLY JEOPARDIZE WHAT WILL BE AN ECONOMIC ENHANCEMENT.)) ((BOB JOHNSON/HOLLINS SUPERVISOR: IT WASN'T A SQUABBLE WHEN IT WENT THROUGH STRAWBERRY MOUNTAIN, THROUGH WINDSOR HILLS OR CATAWBA. IT WAS A SERIOUS CONCERN OF CITIZENS ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT. I VOTED WITH YOU. WHY ARE THE PEOPLE OF MT. PLEASANT AND GARDEN CITY ANY LESS IMPORTANT TO US.)) [RUNS:28]
[OUT Q=any less important to us.]))
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[LIVE=JoeD /FULLMicrowave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]


The supervisors initially approved a resolution opposing alternate 6A, but Butch Church said he meant to vote against it... and moved to reconsider. The supervisors will take it up again in two weeks.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & JoeD /Microwave;]


Shannon, one board member suggested it was no coincidence this issue is coming up so close to election day, someth

ing Harry Nickens denied.[Route-122]


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Some Smith Mountain Lake merchants are concerned that a proposed highway plan may bypass their businesses.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Franklin County anticipates a large traffic increase on Route 122 over the next decade.
To prepare, the county is considering widening the road ... or creating a bypass around Westlake Corner.
Area business owners like developer Ron Willard say they'll fight it.
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[BUMP SOTS]
[IN Q=None of these businesses]
[SOT 13:16 - :34]

((RON WILLARD/DEVELOPER: NONE OF THESE BUSINESSES WOULD STAND FOR IT. WE'RE AN ESTABLISHED COMMUNITY AS YOU CAN SEE THE TRAFFIC FLOW IS TREMENDOUS AND IT'S GROWN IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS BY MORE THAN 2000 VEHICLES A DAY, SO, YES, WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING, BUT WE NEED TO DO IT BY PROBABLY FOUR-LANING THIS AREA THROUGH HERE.)) [28:57 - :29:08] ((TIM KRAWCZEL/PLANNING DIRECTOR: AS THE ABILITY OF THE ROADS TO HANDLE THE TRAFFIC BREAKS DOWN, THEN MOTORISTS WILL SEEK OTHER WAYS AROUND THE AREA TO AVOID IT.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Willard/Developer; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tim Krawczel/Franklin Co. Planning Director; :19]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=to avoid it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Tonight at 7, the planning commission will hear a presentation on options for Route 122 and make its recommendation to the Board of Supervisors.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Virginia scuba divers are among the missing after Hurricane Iris capsized a boat off Belize.
Details when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And you'll have to find a new way to ring the New Year... Roanoke's First Night is taking the night off.
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[First-Night]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-51 TC40:41]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Roanoke's First Night Celebration will take the night off this New Year's Eve.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 31, 2000]


Festival in the Park has organized the family-oriented, alcohol-free activity for several years.
But with the organization's recent change of leadership, board members decided not to stage the event in 2001.
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[SOT 13:54:56]
[IN Q=So they didn't think]

((STU ISRAEL/FESTIVAL IN THE PARK: SO THEY DIDN'T THINK IT WAS FAIR TO HAVE A NEW DIRECTOR START FROM SCRATCH AT A LATE DATE, HAVING TO NOT ONLY SECURE FUNDING, FACILITIES, PERMITS AND ENTERTAINERS.))
[SUPER=01-Stu Israel/Festival in the Park]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=permits and entertainers.]
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[VO-NAT]


Israel says it's possible a community celebration of the arts will be held on New Year's Eve, but plans have not been finalized.
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[Scuba-Divers]


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The hurricane in Central America has apparently killed several members of a scuba diving club from Richmond.
Their boat capsized in heavy seas and high winds on Monday night off the coast of Belize.
The club's president is among the 17 divers missing and presumed dead.
Three members of the group survived.
Officials say the divers were on a chartered boat tied to a dock when Hurricane Iris struck.
The vessel was thrown straight up into the air, hit the dock and tipped over.

[Debate]


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The candidates for Governor are preparing to debate again.
Mark Earley and Mark Warner agreed last night to reschedule Sunday's cancelled debate.
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[Take Debate FS]
The event is now scheduled for tomorrow night at eight, at the WDBJ-7 studios in Roanoke and will be seen statewide.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=Campaign 2001]


The Virginia Bar Association says it has now cancelled Wednesday night's planned lieutenant governor debate at Roanoke College.
That's because of the conflict with our debate.


[Democrats]


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Democrats are the key to getting Virginia's budget back on track. That's the message from a group of party members stumping for gubernatorial candidate Mark Warner.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=403-Roanoke;]

A handful of Democrats, including a senator, a representative from the Virginia Education Association, and two delegates held a news conference outside the Roanoke City jail this morning. Their so-called "Republican Reality Check" focused on ways the budget impasse has affected southwest Virginia.
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[SOT 2:55:58-2:56:17]
[IN Q=We believe the Republicans have ignored SWVA...]

((SEN JOHN EDWARDS/(D) ROANOKE: WE BELIEVE THE REPUBLICANS HAVE IGNORED SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. THERE'S SO MUCH THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE... OUR ROADS, SCHOOLS, WUALITY OF LIFE, CLEAN WATER IN SWVA, CULTURAL AGENCIES THAT NEED FUNDING. THESE ARE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISSUES AND, WITH THE BUDGET CRISIS, THEY CAN'T BE DONE THIS YEAR.))
[SUPER=401-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Roanoke;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=they can't be done this year.]
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[VO NAT :09] Roanoke's Sheriff says up to 60-deputy sheriff positions need to be filled across the Commonwealth but that most departments don't have the money.
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[SOT 2:58:28-2:58:41]
[IN Q=In Roanoke here I'm very lucky.]

((GEORGE MCMILLAN/ROANOKE CITY SHERIFF: IN ROANOKE HERE, I'M VERY LUCKY THAT THE CITY IS PICKING UP THAT EXTRA COST TO ALLOW ME TO FILL THOSE POSITIONS BUT IT'S COSTING TAXPAYERS. IT'S KINDA LIKE A STATE MANDATE THE CITY PAYS FOR. I DON'T THINK THAT'S RIGHT.))
[SUPER=401-George McMillan/Roanoke City Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=I don't think that's right.]
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[Republicans]


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Meanwhile, Several G-O-P candidates turned their attention instead toward "rural" Southwest Virginia today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Montgomery Co.]


As part of an Economic Prosperity Study Commission, six candidates made a stop at Virginia Tech in search of ideas.
They're looking for ways to stimulate Southside's and Southwest Virginia's economy.
House Speaker Vance Wilkins considers spending state money on a rural economy an investment.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=You could look at]

((VANCE WILKINS: YOU COULD LOOK AT THE SOUTHWEST, SOUTH SIDE AS A WELFARE CASE BECAUSE THEY ARE BEING SUBSIDIZED BY OTHER AREAS OF THE STATE. WE DON'T WANT TO KEEP SUBSIDIZING. WE WANT TO GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO STAND ON THEIR OWN TWO FEET TO BE CONTRIBUTORS TO THE STATE NOT TAKERS.))
[SUPER=401-Vance Wilkins/(R) House of Delegates Speaker]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=to the state, not takers.]
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[VO-NAT]


Others on the G-O-P's "Road to the Future" tour include Lieutenant Governor John Hager, Senator Bo Trumbo, and House candidates Dave Nutter and Billy Ashworth.
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[Stocks]


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Investors took some profits from the Tech-sector's recent advance. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/15.50/9052.44/y/35.76/1570.19;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW dropped 15 and a half points.
NASDAQ fell 36.
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[DynCorp]
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A Pulaski company says it's smoothed out the bumps.. and is ready to drive you around.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/July]


DynCorp arranges non-emergency transportation for Medicaid recipients who need to get to the doctor or pick up a prescription.
When the center first opened, most patients couldn't even get through to an operator, and if they did, often times their ride wouldn't show up.
[SUPER=03-Pulaski]


DynCorp says things have changed.
The company has doubled its workforce and the number of phone lines.
Lieutenant Governor John Hager and Senator Bo Trumbo toured DynCorp today.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a ]

((LT. GOV. JOHN HAGER: IT'S A MARRIAGE OF TECHNOLOGY WITH AVAILABLE WORKFORCE WITH GOOD WORK ETHIC IN A PART OF THE STATE THAT NEEDS THAT ECONOMIC SUPPORT.))
[SUPER=@hager]
[RUNS=09]
[OUTQ=need that economic support.]
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[VO-NAT]


DynCorp now arranges transportation for 80 percent of the state's eligible Medicaid patients.
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[Sports tease]


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The major league baseball post season begins , news on Redskin defensive end Bruce Smith's injury,
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[VO-NAT]

and the fifth ranked Hokies hope to run down the Eagles this weekend after BC's strong ground attack against Tech last year.
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[S-Cleveland]


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The Major League Baseball post season began today. Cleveland and Seattle are battling right now in the American League best of five division series. The score is 3-nothing Indians in the sixth.

[S-Astros]


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The first playoff game of the day featured the Atlanta Braves against the Houston Astros in the best of five National League Division Series.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX/Fox Family; :00]


The Braves go up 2-nothing when Brian Jordan does some damage with a solo homer to left field in the top of the fourth inning.
Tied 3-3 in the eighth, the Braves would
[SUPER=35-Atlanta/7/Houston/4;]

face former Ferrum star Billy Wagner, but Chipper Jones crushes Wagner's first pitch, a three run homer.
The Stros Vinny Castillo clocks a solo shot in the ninth but it was not enough as Atlanta wins game one 7-4.
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[S-Hokies]


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So far the Virginia Tech Hokies haven't been tested this season. But Mike Stevens says there's a good chance Boston College could give the Hokies a "Run for their Money."
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[SUPER=03-Chestnut Hill, MA/Last Season; :00]
[SUPER=01-Willie Pile/Va. Tech Safety; :25]
[SUPER=@mike1; :40]
[SUPER=01-Ben Taylor/43 Tackles This Season; :58]
[SUPER=01-Nathaniel Adibi/Va. Tech Defensive End; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-Jake Houseright/Va. Tech Linebacker; 1:20]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/1999 Boston College Game; 1:27]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-Bruce]


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[WRITER=sma]
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The Redskins are OH and 4 but the team did get some good news today concerning defensive end Bruce Smith.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD; :00]


Team officials say Smith has ``no'' structural damage in his right shoulder, according to an M-R-I exam done yesterday. Smith dislocated the joint while making his first tackle in Sunday's 23-to-9 loss to the New York Giants. Smith is expected to sit out at least two to three weeks.
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[S-Games]


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[GO TO PINNACLE PAGE 6998] Be sure to watch the Clemson/NC State game at Noon Saturday. Followed by the South Carolina/Arkansas battle.
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[GO TO PINNACLE PAGE 6999] Then Sunday catch NFL action. Baltimore and Green Bay play at one, then it's the Dolphins and the Jets.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=sp-99]
[GRAPHIC=express]


Roanoke Express head coach Perry Florio announced today that he has traded goalie Steve Brier to the Cincinnati Cyclones in return for cash. Brier started the entire season for the Mississippi Sea wolves last year and was highly touted coming into camp.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


But Florio said today that goalie Dennis Bassett impressed him during training camp and simply won the job. Bassett was a back up in Trenton and Richmond last season and his renegade colors bother his new teammates.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Berthiaume/Express Goalie; :00]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=....roanoke is his place"]
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[vo-nat]
Also, center Terance Tuttoo has made the team, he is the journeyman who is an Eskimo.
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[ANCHOR=steve]
[GRAPHIC=hold express]


Dunkan DalMao and Jeff Helperl are the alternate captains under Mike Peron. Rick Kilwaski could not wear a letter because he is the player coach.
[Promo]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


It started ten years ago with just 21 students..
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Now New Covenant Schools in Lynchburg is hoping to start a major expansion. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 MB GRAPHIC***]
[double boxes=Keith-Shannon & Jean/MB SET]


Jean Jadhon is here with more..
[LIVE=Jean/Full MB SET]
[SUPER=@Jean1]


Keith and Shannon, New Covenant Schools hopes to raise three million dollars to build a new campus on 50..
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[VO-NAT]

..acres of land on Fleetwood Drive.
The first phase would include 30-thousand square feet of classrooms and office space, plus a fieldhouse and athletic fields.
The school ultimately hopes to enroll as many as 400 students.
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[***NEWS 7 at 11 MB GRAPHIC***]
[LIVE=Jean/Full MB SET]


First they need permission from Lynchburg city council.
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon & Jean/Newsroom]

We'll have more from tonight's council meeting on News7 at 11.