[1-News-Head]

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[V/O-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith]

Firefighters from as far away as Wyoming are helping get the upper hand in Roanoke County forest fire. A live report from Poage's Mill tonight.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

And a guilty plea settles a capital murder case in Grayson County.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Head]
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In sports, The Dazzle has a preseason game scheduled for the Roanoke Civic tomorrow night Virginia hosts Georgia Tech in an A-C-C game.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Hokies hope to rebound from two straight losses when they travel to Temple tomorrow afternoon.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[SS=None]


Sunny, dry, but not as breezy, that's the weekend in a nut shell. Stay tuned for all the details...
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


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


A hundred firefighters from across the country are battling a stubborn forest fire tonight in Roanoke County.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
Shannon Young is off tonight.

[Forest-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#01-52 TC16:20]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


The fire broke out early this morning on Bent Mountain.
At this hour the blaze is about 70-percent contained.
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Most of the damage has been done along Poage's Valley Road off Route 221.
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[Double Boxes=Keith and Justin/Microwave]


Justin McLeod is in the Highfields Farm subdivision tonight.
Justin what's the latest?
[Live=Justin Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Justin1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]
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(Rollcue:firefighters remain on high alert.)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Steve Poff/Roanoke Co. Fire Department; :15]
[SUPER=01-Charles Hutsell/Virginia Forestry Department; :53]
[SUPER=01-Peter Givens/National Park Service; 1:13]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=got this under control.]
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[Live=Justin Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]
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[Double Boxes=Keith and Justin/Microwave]



[Nearby-residents]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC14:39]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

[***ANCHOR TAG***] They started evacuating Poages Mill residents around 2:30 this morning, as flames threatened homes south of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]
[SUPER=01-Sherman Kytchen/Solonevich Road Resident; :26]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Hutsell/Virginia Forestry Dept.; :46]
[SUPER=01-Tom Clark/Poage Valley Road Resident; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=going to the bank or not.]
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[SOT 13:23:55]
[IN Q=The way we understood]

((THE WAY WE UNDERSTAND, IT WAS RIGHT AT OUR HOUSE. IT WAS NEAR YOUR HOUSE.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=it was near your house]

Vinton Volunteer Ken Taylor says the road acts as a natural fire break. He also assured the Kytchen family that county firefighters are doing everything they can to protect their home. Nevertheless the Kytchens were among several Solonevich Road residents awakened at 2:30, advised to leave before the fire crossed the ravine to their house.
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[SOT 12:58:50]
[IN Q=When it starts]

((WHEN IT STARTS COMING BACK UP, IT'S GETTING TO OUR HOUSE. SO IT WAS... I DON'T KNOW, A BIT SCARY.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=a bit scary.]

While countless round trips of air-borne water drops helped keep the fire away from homes, they couldn't change the fact that the fire index remains a Class Four on a scale of five.
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[SOT 13:11:10]
[IN Q=Statewide. it's probabably]

((STATEWIDE, IT'S PROBABLY WORSE CONDITIONS THAN WE'VE HAD IN MY CAREER.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q= we've had in my career.]

Chuck Hutsell says it's hasn't been this bad since 1987. Tom Clark and his wife just finished adding on to and renovating their log cabin a year ago.
[AUDIO ONLY!!! SOT @ 13:17:10]

((IF WE LOOSE IT, WE'LL START ALL OVER.)) They were ready to refinance the house, had an appointment at the bank this afternoon.
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[SOT 13:16]
[IN Q=So we've been looking]

((SO WE'VE BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING A LOW INTEREST RATE AND SHAVING A FEW YEARS OFF THE LOAN. Keith Humphry/NEWS 7: And You're hoping the house is still there? YEAH. THERE WAS SOME QUESTION THIS MORNING WHETHER IT WAS WORTH GOING TO THE BANK OR NOT.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=the bank or not.]))
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[V/O-NAT] But then the wind shifted, Clark says, and it looks like the house will be spared.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


The effects of the fire are being seen miles away.
The smoke is cutting visibility on Routes 220 and 221.
V-DOT says drivers should be extra cautious.
(Keith toss to Patrick)



[Angeline]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-39 TC1:28:02]
[GRAPHIC=Angeline]


An Independence woman will spend the rest of her life in prison after pleading guilty to capital murder in Grayson County Circuit Court today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co./File Tape;]

Betty Jean Angeline admitted to the shooting deaths of 59-year-old Linda McNight and 62-year-old Glenda Jenkins. The women were killed within two months of each other earlier this year. They both knew Angeline. Her trial for first-degree and capital murder was scheduled for January. With the plea agreement, Angeline was able to avoid the death penalty.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


Commonwealth's Attorney J-D Bolt said the true motives may never be known.

[Bush-Bedford]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-51 TC1:05:38]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


President Bush honored the city of Bedford today.
He said Bedford's helping to win the war on Terrorism by supporting employees who are serving in the Reserves or National Guard.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


Bush presented five Employer Support of Freedom awards.
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[SOT 14:42:16]
[IN Q=]

((PRESIDENT BUSH: SOUTHWEST AIRLINES, BOEING, EDS ELECTRONIC DATA SYSTEMS... BAE SYSTEMS AND THE CITY OF BEDFORD, VIRGINIA. THESE EMPLOYERS ARE SUPPORTIVE OF THE NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE IN PRACTICAL AND IMPORTANT WAYS.))
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[OUT Q=IMPORTANT WAYS.]
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[VO-NAT 07]


Bush praised the employers for providing full pay, benefits and job security to the employees who are serving their country.
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[Peace-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-48 TC1:12:55]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Some peace activists in Lynchburg say they're being unfairly singled out for allegedly violating the city's protest permit law.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The Lynchburg Peace Education Center has been staging weekly protests against the U-S military action in Afghanistan.
About seven or eight activists were on hand today when police told them they'd have to leave, and cited the organizer for protesting without a permit.
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[SOT 18:31:03]
[IN Q=We were on]

((JACK PAYDEN-TRAVERS/LYNCHBURG PEACE EDUCATION CENTER: WE WERE ON A PUBLIC SIDEWALK, ON THE EASEMENT, CAUSING NO DISRUPTION WHATSOEVER, MERELY DISPLAYING SIGNS OPPOSING U.S. POLICY IN AFGHANISTAN, AND I BELIEVE THAT'S WHY WE WERE FORCED TO CEASE AND DESIST.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Payden-Travers/Lynchburg Peace Education Center]
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[OUT Q=cease and desisit.]
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[VO-NAT]


Lynchburg ordinance requires a permit for any public gathering of five or more people.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


It's a law on the books in Virginia and just one other state.
Find out why Jerry Falwell wants to change it next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


And Roanoke Elementary school students salute our veterans.
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Comm#1]



[Falwell]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-59 TC03:50]
[GRAPHIC=Jewrry Falwell]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
What do Jerry Falwell's church and the Mafia have in common?
Neither organization can be incorporated under Virginia law.
It's a centuries-old part of our state constitution that the Reverend Jerry Falwell is suing to get overturned.

Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=At the time]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Thomas Rd. Baptist Church; :17]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :32]
[SUPER=01-Mathew Staver/Liberty Counsel; :53]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:18]
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( At the time, it seemed like a good idea.
In the late 18th century, Virginia leaders like Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were looking to limit the power of the church in their newly- minted country.
So Virginia's constitution prohibited churches from incorporating, a law still on the books today.
[SOT 18:09:34]

((REV. JERRY FALWELL/THOMAS RD. BAPTIST CHURCH: AND I KNOW THE PURPOSE WAS TO PREVENT EVER IN AMERICA ANOTHER CHURCH OF ENGLAND CONTROLLING OR HAVING TOO MUCH CONTROL OVER GOVERNMENT AND I UNDERSTAND THAT, THAT IS NOT A REALITY TODAY.))
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[OUT Q=reality today.]


State law also bans churches from owning more than 10 million dollars in personal property and no more than 15 acres of land.
Over the years, churches have gotten around it by forming outside corporations to manage their holdings.. something the Reverend Jerry Falwell and his lawyers say is difficult, expensive and unnecessary.
They're suing to have the constitution changed.
[SOT 17:59:30]

((MATHEW STAVER/LIBERTY COUNSEL: THE STATUTES AND THE CONSTITUTION AND THE ORDINANCE THAT WE'RE CHALLENGING, EVEN THOUGH THEY MAY HAVE HAD A LAUDABLE PURPOSE WHEN THEY WERE FIRST ENACTED, THOSE PURPOSES ARE OUTDATED AND ARCHAIC AND CLEARLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL TODAY.))
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[OUT Q=unconstitutional today.]


Falwell is building a new church on 60 acres of land, a project that is, under state and local law, illegal.
The lawsuit, he says, will even the playing field for himself and every other church in the state.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]


Virginia and West Virginia are the only two states that prohibit churches from incorporating.

[Elliston-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC1:39:55]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Dry conditions made a house fire in Elliston tough to fight today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Elliston;]

Flames and thick smoke billowed from the house on Ambrose Road early this afternoon. Residents Donna and Thomas Graham were not home at the time of the blaze. Officials say a dryer vent started the fire and that the structure is a total loss. 20-firefighters from Elliston and Montgomery County worked the scene. No one was injured but one woman was treated for an asthma attack.
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[81-Accident]


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[TAPE#=01-44 TC1:21:24]
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A tractor trailer just missed hitting a construction crew on Interstate-81 today.
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[VO-NAT :19.5]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

State Police say Danny Newell Wadkins was driving North near mile marker 121 when he lost control. The rig ran off the highway, up an embankment, through a guard rail and overturned. The trapped driver was pulled out and transported for non-life threatening injuries. Nearby highway workers jumped to safety.
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[SOT 1:04:44]
[IN Q=i seen him]

((KENNY HART/HIGHWAY WORKER; I SEEN HIM COMING, I SEEN HIM NOT MAKING IT, SEEN THE SMOKE COMING FROM HIS BRAKES AND I SEE MIKE, A COUPLE MY BUDDIES JUMP UP THE HILL TRYING TO GET OUT OF THE WAY AND ANOTHER ONE JUMPED THAT WAY, I JUMPED UP ON THE SIDE OF THE TRAILER.))
[SUPER=01-Kenny Hart/Highway Worker;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=ON THE SIDE OF THE TRAILER.]
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[VO-NAT]

State Police managed to open one lane to traffic shortly after the wreck and expected to have both open for rush hour.

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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Stocks ended a choppy session narrowly on the plus side. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
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The DOW gained 20 and a half points.
NASDAQ rose about a point.
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[Bluegrass-Ballet]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC1:54:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Bluegrass and Ballet may not seem like a perfect pair, but they'll come together this weekend in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/Last Saturday;]


The Del McCoury Band will supply the music.
The Roanoke Ballet Theatre dance company will provide the movement.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=You know it's comfortable]
[SUPER=01-Del McCoury/Bluegrass Musician; :00]
[SUPER=01-Beth Deel/Roanoke Ballet Theatre; :13]
[RUNS=:33]
[OUT Q=MUSIC.]
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[VO-NAT]


The band and the ballet company will perform together during Saturday night's performance at the Jefferson Center.
After intermission, the band will play a set to close the concert.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC26:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


More than 500 students at Green Valley Elementary School in Roanoke County made good on a promise today....
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[SOT]

[NAT SOUND]
[IN Q=One nation]

((ONE NATION UNDER GOD INDIVISABLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.))
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=justice for all.]
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[VO-NAT]


Their pledge of allegiance to dozens of Veterans took shape in a musical celebration.
Each branch of the armed forces was saluted by a different class.
Many students have family members who served and were honored in the pre-Veterans Day Celebration.
Green Valley and its students will be the subject of our Virginia Profile on News 7 Sunday morning.
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[Sports Tease]


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


And coming up in sports, The Hokies and Cavaliers prepare for conference games this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Roanoke Dazzle has a preseason game tomorrow night against Greenville at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-109]
[GRAPHIC=BIG EAST]


Tech take on Temple tomorrow at high noon. After two embarrassing setbacks the Hokies are anxious to get back on track.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=IT'S EXACTLY...]
[SUPER=01-Willie Pile/Va. Tech Safety; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kevin McCadam/Va. Tech Rover; :29]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/9 and 2 Against Temple; :40]
[RUNS=:57]
[OUT Q=...A SHOT."]
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-97 (1:49:27)]
[GRAPHIC=UVA Logo]


The Virginia Cavaliers have a big conference game in Charlottesville this Saturday against Georgia Tech.
The Cavaliers have lost 5 in a row but last weeks practice has been very encouraging.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Last week....]
[SUPER=01-Billy McMullen/Virginia Wide Receiver; :]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=......a win."]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


The Cavaliers will kick it off at 3:30 at Scott Stadium.

[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-99 (1:56:04)]
[GRAPHIC=Homestead Logo]


The Winston Cup cars are at Homestead qualifying for Sunday's Pennzoil 400.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Homestead, FL/CNN; :]


Dodge has the front row. Bill Elliott capturing the pole with a speed of 155 point 230. Casey Atwood will start on the outside and here's the starting grid.
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[SUPER=0107-11. Jeff Gordon//12. Todd Bodine //13. Kevin Harvick //14. Dave Blaney //15. Terry Labonte //;]
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[SUPER=0107-16. Mark Martin//17. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. //18. Dale Jarrett //19. Jeff Burton //20. Stacy Compton //;]
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[SUPER=0107-21. Matt Kenseth//22. Tony Stewart//23. Jerry Nadeau //24. Joe Nemechek //25. Johnny Benson //;]
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[SUPER=0107-26. Kenny Wallace //27. Bobby Hamilton, Jr. //28. Kevin Lepage //29. Mike Wallace //30. Jimmie Johnson //;]



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[SUPER=0107-31. Bobby Labonte//32. Kurt Busch //33. Robert Pressley //34. Jimmy Spencer //35. Geoff Bodine //;]
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[SUPER=0107-41. Rick Mast/Prov/42. Buckshot Jones /Prov/43. Kyle Petty /Prov/;]
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[S-Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-101 (1:30:33)]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Dazzle]


The Roanoke Dazzle has a preseason game tomorrow night against the Greenville Groove.
It will be the first preseason game in franchise history.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I think.....]
[SUPER=01-Kent Davison/Dazzle Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=......preseason game.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


But the game means a lot to former William Fleming star Derrick Hines. It will give him a chance to showcase his skills against different competition and his first chance to play in front of the hometown crowd.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I'm really...]
[SUPER=01-Derrick Hines/Dazzle Point Guard; :]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=.....Most part.]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Tip off at the Roanoke Civic Center is 7-thirty.

[USA-Day]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC1:40:05]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]


The American flag is truly alive and well in Giles County today.
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[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

5-hundred students from Eastern Elementary Middle School worked together to form old glory. Grades K through 7th each wore red, white and blue to look like the stars and stripes. The flag formation was a part of the school's USA day.
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[SOT 55:47:03 / 56:12:08]
[IN Q=ITS BECAUSE / AT FIRST I ]

((CARLY WHITE/1ST GRADER; IT'S BECAUSE I'M JUST PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN.)) ((ANNETTE DEVEREAUX/7TH GRADER; AT FIRST I WAS DOUBTFUL ABOUT EVERYONE FOLLOWING THROUGH BUT I THINK EVERYONE CAME TOGETHER AND IT WAS FOR A GOOD CAUSE AND DECIDEDE TO HELP WITH AMERICA.))
[SUPER=01-Carly White/1st Grade Student; :00]
[SUPER=01-Annette Devereaux/7th Grade Student; :07 ]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=to help with America.]
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[VO-NAT]

A picture of the kids as the flag is being made into a postcard to be sold. The profits will go to help the terrorist attack victims. The students also presented an 18-hundred dollar check to the Red Cross. (------------)