[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The Governor elect finds himself staring into a hole in the budget that's now more than a BILLION dollars wide.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And the first reviews are in: Harry Potter takes off faster than the boy-wizard on his Nimbus 2000.
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[sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


In sports, famous last words from Tech and UVa on tomorrow's showdown, opening basketball nights for the Hokies and the Cavaliers,
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[VO-NAT]


and Dale Earnhardt won nine races at Atlanta, his son won the pole today.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Heading into the weekend with temperatures dropping back down to normal. Still dry though. Weather details next.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Bottom line: you got a ]
[sot tape 10:59:22 ]

((ROBERT VAUGHN/HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS STAFF: BOTTOM LINE: YOU GOT A 1-POINT-2 BILLION DOLLAR GAP THAT YOU GOTTA CLOSE.))
[sot tape 14:44:49 ]

((MARK WARNER: WELL I THINK THIS IS CLEARLY MORE CHALLENGING THAN I THINK ANY OF US WOULD HAVE ANTICIPATED A FEW WEEKS AGO.))
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=have anticipated a few weeks ago.]
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[VO-NAT :09]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


He's had that long- awaited "look at the books."
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And it turns out the hole in the budget is even 331 million dollars bigger than it was yesterday.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humrphy.
[State-Budget]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#01-43 TC1:49:13]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-shot]


Car tax cut finally frozen.... Long- promised teacher and state worker pay raises in serious jeopardy.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The true extent of a recession months in the making is revealed in Richmond.
Ellen Qualls has today's developments.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Thursday, Governor Gilmore says he's]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday; :00]
[SUPER=04-Today; :07]
[SUPER=01-John Forbes/Finance Secretary; :19]
[SUPER=01-Del. Ken Plum/(D) Reston; :36 ]
[SUPER=01-Mark Warner/(D) Governor-Elect; :49 QUICK!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/U.Va. Political Analyst; :52]
[SUPER=@Clement; :59]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:13]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]

(( Thursday, Governor Gilmore says he's going to have to freeze the car tax cut because of the terrorist strike.
Friday, his Finance Secretary tells delegates the terrorist only accounts for 50 million of an 890 million dollar hole -- and the tax cut would have been frozen by law.
[sot tape 10:14:14 ]

((JOHN FORBES/FINANCE SECRETARY: WELL THAT'S A POLICY DECISION THAT A GOVERNOR MAKES. IT'S NOT ONE THAT A SECRETARY OF FINANCE MAKES.))
[runs= 05 ]


Next, House Appropriations staffers say don't forget 331 million dollars in Medicaid and unemployment costs that can't be avoided.
Now the budget hole is 1-point-2 BILLION dollars.
[sot tape 11:41:54 ]

((DEL. KEN PLUM/D-RESTON: IT'S A REFLECTION OF HOW WE MANAGED THE BUDGET THIS YEAR. WE DIDN'T MANAGE THE BUDGET. WE WENT THROUGH THE WHOLE YEAR WITHOUT ANY ADJUSTMENTS IN OUR BUDGET.))
[runs= 08 ]


The Governor- Elect got the Finance Secretary's briefing next.
He's NOT giving many clues.
[sot tape 14:40:51 ]

((MARK WARNER/D-GOVERNOR-ELECT: OUR FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS IS GETTING OUR FISCAL HOUSE IN ORDER. I'M ANXIOUS TO SEE THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET.))
[runs= 04 ]



[sot tape 12:05:03 ]

((LARRY SABATO: FRANKLY THE GREATEST THING THAT WARNER HAS GOING FOR HIM IS THAT HE IS NOT JIM GILMORE.))
[runs= 07 ]
[sot tape 11:28:00 ]

((DEL. WHITT CLEMENT/D-DANVILLE: WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, I DON'T THINK THE GILMORE ADMINISTRATION EVER GOT OVER THEIR POLITICAL VICTORY IN 1997. THEY HAVE BEEN GREAT POLITICIANS AND VERY LOUSY ON GOVERNING.))
[runs= 14 ]


Expect more announcements from Mark Warner's team on Monday... after a weekend of reviewing the crisis.
EQ N7 Richmond.))

[Passenger-Rail]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC1:56:04]
[GRAPHIC=Rail Service]

Advocates of passenger rail service in Virginia say their plan is hitting full steam...
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[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Proponents of the TransDominion Express are hoping to push passenger rail to link Southwest Virginia to Richmond and Washington D-C. The General Assembly has already approved about a tenth of the one-hundred-million dollar price tag.

If approved, the line in our area would include 8 stops along the Interstate 81 corridor south of Roanoke, as well as stops in Bedford and Lynchburg.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 17:44:08]
[IN Q=A lot of communities...]

((REX HAMMOND/LYNCHBURG REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE; A LOT OF COMMUNITIES IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA DON'T HAVE AIRPORTS, AND ARE FORCED ON HIGHWAY 81 AND THE PERILS THAT IMPOSES. TRANSDOMINION EXPRESS WILL GIVE THEM A SAFE ALTERNATIVE TO GO TO PLACES LIKE RICHMOND AND D-C.))
[SUPER=01-Rex Hammond/Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=go to places like Richmond and Washington D.C.]
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[VO-NAT - :07+]

The train would use existing Norfolk Southern railbeds. The group hopes the Transdominion Express will be on track by 2004.
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[Disaster-Training]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-44 TC1:30:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Nursing students at Radford University are now required to take disaster training.
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[VO-NAT:12]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/File Tape]


The University changed its curriculum in light of the recent terrorist attacks.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


All current and future students will be required to receive training and certification from the American Red Cross.


(///// SOT /////)
[SOT13:06:34]
[IN Q=We're coming out of textbook]

((JULIE HESTER/NURSING STUDENT:WE'RE COMING OUT OF TEXTBOOK AND GETTING INTO REAL LIFE AND IT JUST MAKES SENSE THAT THIS IS REQUIREMENT THE WORLD HAS CHANGED AND WE HAVE TO CHANGE AND BE READY TO DO WHAT WE DO))
[SUPER=01-Julie Hester/Nursing Student]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=ready to do what we do]
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[VO-NAT:8]
As part of the training ---students will learn how to respond to disaster situations and how to best put their skills

to use.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT12:59:29]
[IN Q=There is going to be an ongoing need]

((TANYA WILLIAMS/RED CROSS EMERGENCY SERVICES:THERE IS GOING TO BE AN ONGOING NEED .. THIS TRAGEDY IS NOT GOING TO END IN THE NEAR FUTURE, ANYTIME SOON. .SO THERE IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE A NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS))
[SUPER=01-Tanya Williams/Red Cross Emergeny Services]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=need for volunteers]
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[VO-NAT:7]


Radford University hopes the students will put their certification to use --and become leaders in their communities.


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


It's an accomplishment 20 years in the making for one local University.
Find out what it is when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And it's the day Harry-Heads have been waiting for as their hero hits the big screen.
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[Averett-Teacher]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-48 TC1:18:35]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


It's a lesson that goes hand and hand in classrooms throughout Danville.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Averett University professor Beth Tucker has developed a program that teaches kids how to read through sign language.
It's her own method in which the reader uses their hands to form characters that correspond to the shape and sound of the letter.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:32:11]
[IN Q=When a child sees]

((BETH TUCKER/AVERETT UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR: WHEN A CHILD SEES THE WORD "T" AND SOMETIMES A CHILD CANNOT REMEMBER THAT SOUND THAT LETTER MAKES BUT WHEN THE CHILD MAKES THE SIGN FOR THE LETTER "T" THE SIGN HELPS THE CHILD TO REMEMBER THE ASSOCIATED SOUND.))
[SUPER=01-Beth Tucker/Averett Univ. Professor]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=the associated sound]
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[VO-NAT]


Tucker first taught her program to one child, then small groups, and now full classes.
We visited one Danville school where second graders attempted to learn words at a high school level through this method.
Did it work? Find out the answer tonight on News 7 at eleven.
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[RU-Freshman]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC00:40]
[GRAPHIC=Radford]

Radford University officials say first-year students are coming back in record numbers. The percentage of freshman returning to the school as sophomores is the highest in two-decades.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon tells us why.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats walking]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Dunn/New Student Programs Director; :15]
[SUPER=@Rachel1; :28]
[SUPER=01-Emily Swift/Sophomore Peer Instructor; 1:05]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Radford.]

((Nats TC Walking on the Radford campus this fall are nearly 14-hundred sophomores. Officials say that's 79-percent of last year's freshman class. The figure's above the national average and a 20-year high for the University.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:16:04]
[IN Q=WHAT THAT TELLS US]

((MICHAEL DUNN/DIRECTOR NEW STUDENT PROGRAMS; WHAT THAT TELLS US IS THAT OUR STUDENTS ARE FINDING SATISFACTION HERE THEY LIKE THE PLACE THEY ARE FINDING CHALLENGES IN THE CLASSROOM FACILITIES STAFF MENTORING SUPPORT ARE TO THEIR LIKING AND THEY WANT TO COME BACK.))
[OUT Q=COME BACK.]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:38:00]
[IN Q=The number is]

((RACHEL CANNON/RCANNON@WDBJ7; THE NUMBER IS NO ACCIDENT, SINCE ITS CREATION 6-YEARS AGO, THE OFFICE FOR NEW STUDENT PROGRAMS HAS FOCUSED ON HAVING FRESHMAN RETURN TO RADFORD.))
[OUT Q=RETURN TO RADFORD.]

Nats TC 17:22:29 (lay other audio and use to cover top of bite)
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:17:03]
[IN Q=we started ]

((MICHAEL DUNN/DIRECTOR NEW STUDENT PROGRAMS; WE STARTED A FRESHMAN TRANSITION COURSE CALLED UNIVERSITY 100, WE HAVE LEARNING COMMUNITIES WITHIN OUR RESIDENCE HALLS WHICH MEANS WERE INTENTIONALLY TRYING TO BLEND THE LIVING AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.))
[OUT Q=LEARNING ENVIORNMENT.]

Since their first year in place, freshman retention rate started to climb from 69-percent. Nats 17:30:08 Emily Swift is one success story. As a freshman she enrolled in University-100. Now a returning sophomore, Swift is a peer instructor for the course.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:28:24]
[IN Q=your kinda like]

((EMILY SWIFT/SOPHMORE PEER INSTRUCTOR; YOUR KINDA THEIR BRANCH TO COLLEGE LIFE GETTING AWAY FROM HOME ADAPTING TO THE UNIVERSITY.))
[OUT Q=TO THE UNIVERSITY.]

Dunn says the transition from first to second year student is crucial. At colleges across the country that period shows the largest drop out rate.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:29:07]
[IN Q=your freshamn year you don't really ]

((YOUR FRESHMAN YEAR, ITS LIKE THE UNEASY TIME, YOU DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO DO AND STUFF SO IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO GET THEM AT THAT POINT AND MAKE THEM SEE THAT RADFORD IS THE BEST CHOICE FOR THEM. ))
[OUT Q=CHOICE FOR THEM]

And of they chose to stay, statistics show they will more than likely graduate with a Radford University degree. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Radford.))

[Rappleyea]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-45 TC1:43:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Charlene Rappleyea (RAP-lee-ay) says she was humiliated by a news report broadcast two years ago on WDBJ7. Today, she was disappointed when a Roanoke jury hearing her lawsuit sided with the television station.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


An employee of a Lynchburg toy store, Rappleyea claimed the station defamed her when it reported on an assault warrant sworn out by the parents of a seven year-old girl. The charge was later dismissed.
Though reporter Steve Smallshaw sought comment from store managers who said no assault had occured, Rappleyea's attorney argued he should have done more to investigate the allegations and tell her side of the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think it's very sad]

((CHARLENE RAPPLEYEA: I THINK IT'S VERY SAD THAT THE MEDIA AS LONG AS THEY HAVE ONE TRUTH IN THERE CAN SAY WHATEVER THEY WANT. I WAS NOT GUILTY, AND I HOPE THE REST OF THE WORLD REALIZES I WAS NOT GUILTY OF THIS.)) ((JIM KENT: WE THOUGHT ALL ALONG WE HANDLED THE CASE PROPERLY. THIS WAS A FAIRLY REPORTED STORY AND WE'RE VERY GLAD THE JURY SIDED WITH US THIS AFTERNOON.))
[SUPER=01-Charlene Rappleyea/Plaintiff; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Kent/WDBJ7 News Director; :13]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=sided with us this afternoon.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Rappleyea and her attorney have not made a final decision on a possible appeal, but she says after two years, she hopes to put the ordeal behind her.

[Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Bob Kopstein]

In federal court, the brokerage firm of A-G Edwards and Sons has dropped its claim against Optical Cable President Bob Kopstein... at least for now. A-G Edwards was one of several brokers that sued Kopstein for using his personal stock in Optical Cable as collateral for other investments.

[Stocks]


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


Investors played it safe today and locked in some profits. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/5.40/9866.99/y/1.99/1898.58;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW dropped five points.
NASDAQ fell two.
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[Harry-Potter]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-39 TC1:38:51]

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

Harry Potter's working still more magic, this time on the big screen.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The pint-sized wizard with the big heart is expected to draw movie goers to the theater in record numbers.
[ANCHOR=Shan]
[GRAPHIC=Harry Potter]

Some of the first to see the flick in Roanoke today gave us a review.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Out of a scale of...]
[SUPER=01-Chris Carrier/"Harry Potter" Fan; :00 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Grace Hancock/"Harry Potter" Fan; :03 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Geri Lynn Lambert/"Harry Potter" Fan; :06 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :14]
[SUPER=01-Henry Hancock/"Harry Potter" Fan; :25]
[SUPER=01-Carolyn Bratton/"Harry Potter" Fan; 1:19 QUICK!!!]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=I'm ready for more.]
(([SOT 8:30:23-8:30:25]
[IN Q=Out of a scale of...]

((Out of a scale of one to ten I'd give it a nine point nine.)) [RUNS:02]
[OUT Q=a nine point nine.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 8:33:34-8:33:37]
[IN Q=It's the best movie...]

((It's the best movie I've ever seen in my whole life.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=in my whole life.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 8:31:48-8:31:56]
[IN Q=It was wonderful...]

((It was wonderful. The music was great, went right along with all the action. It was a superb movie. It really was.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=It really was.]

After a year of anticipation, Harry Potter fans turned out bright and early to see if the action-packed series of books would translate well on the big screen. They were not disappointed.
[SOT 8:34:33-8:34:38]
[IN Q=It's really tricky...]

((It's really tricky to make a good movie out of a great book and I think they succeeded.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=I think they succeeded.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 8:33:38-8:33:45]
[IN Q=It shows love and fantasy...]

((It shows love and fantasy and courage and braveness.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=courage and braveness.]

Criticism that Harry Potter dabbles in the devil's work wasn't enough to keep fans of all ages from buying tickets more than a week ago. Some parents even gave their kids the day off from school. Yes, they say it's frightening in parts, but not enough to warrant missing the film's many lessons.
[SOT 8:34:43-8:34:49]
[IN Q=I thought it was appropriate...]

((I thought it was appropriate for my kids. Yeah, there's some scary stuff in it. There's scary stuff in the Wizard of Oz.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=in the Wizard of Oz.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 8:32:23-8:32:31]
[IN Q=I feel like it stressed very much...]

((I feel like it stressed very much about friendship and standing up, not only for yourself but, for your friends and doing what's right.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=and doing what's right.]

If book sales are any indication, the movie will take off like a flash. But, does Harry Potter live up to the hype? Fans say they're ready to follow the bespectacled boy as far as he'll take them.
[SOT 8:32:04-8:32:06]
[IN Q=Yes, we're gonna...]

((Yes, we're gonna see it again.)) [RUNS:02]
[OUT Q=see it again.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 8:28:49-8:28:51]
[IN Q=I want more...]

((I want more. I'm ready for more.)) [RUNS:02]
[OUT Q=I'm ready for more.]))
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=Harry Potter]

Even if you already have tickets to "Harry Potter", Valley View Grande is advising you to show up at least half an hour early.

[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Litte E qualifies big at Atlanta, UVa's mens basketball team opens the season tonight,
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[VO-NAT]


and the Virginia Cavaliers will need trick plays and more to tackle the 18th ranked Virginia Tech Hokies tomorrow.
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-105]
[GRAPHIC=ATLANTA]


Winston Cup cars went through Bud Pole qualifying at Atlanta Motor Speedway today for Sunday's Napa 500, the second to last race of the season.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hampton, GA/TNT; :00]

While the race's outcome is not in stone, the points championship technically is a lock for Jeff Gordon, he would qualify the 24 car 24th.
Dale Earnhardt won nine races at Atlanta, and some of dad's skill has rubbed off on little E. He puts the eight car on the pole with a speed of 192.047 miles per hour. Now the starting grid.
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[GO TO SCORES] [WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5016;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//2. Mark Martin//3. Dave Blaney //4. Ward Burton//5. Michael Waltrip //;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Bill Elliott //7. Kevin Lepage //8. Johnny Benson //9. Stacy Compton //10. Joe Nemechek//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Hut Stricklin//12. Tony Stewart //13. Ricky Craven //14. Todd Bodine//15. Elliott Sadler//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Kenny Wallace//17. Jeff Green//18. Brett Bodine//19. Bobby Hamilton//20. Buckshot Jones//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Jimmie Johnson//22. Casey Alwood//23. Matt Kenseth//24. Jeff Gordon//25. Hermie Sadler//;]
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[SUPER=0107-26. Carl Long//27. Rusty Wallace//28. Sterling Marlin//29. Bobby Hamilton, Jr. //30. Jimmy Spencer//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Mike Wallace//32. Kyle Petty//33. Dale Jarrett//34. Jeff Burton//35. John Andretti//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Lance Hooper//37. Ricky Rudd/Prov/38. Kevin Harvick/Prov/39. Bobby Labonte/Prov/40. Jerry Nadeau/Prov/;

]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Robert Pressley/Prov/42. Ken Schrader/Prov/43. Terry Labonte/Prov/;]
[RUNS=:50]
[OUT Q=....last driver."]
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[anchor=steve]
[graphic=atlanta]


Rick Mast did not make the race.

[S-Mayfield]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-102 1:55:30]
[GRAPHIC=none]




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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NASCAR; :00]


It was also announced at Atlanta Motor Speedway today that Jeremy Mayfield, who is without a ride right now, has signed on to drive the number 19 Dodge for Ray Evernham. The contract is for two years. Casey Atwood will drive the seven car and Bill Elliott remains in the number 9 Dodge, all part of Evernham's three car team for next season.
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[S-Rivalry]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-101 13356TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH/UVA]


Virginia Tech and UVa will renew their in-state battle for bragging rights tomorrow afternoon at three-thirty at Scott Stadium. The completely refurbished David A Harrison Field looked a lot different the last time Tech played there.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/1999;]

But at least one Hokie is hoping the game produced very similar results. Tech senior defensive tackle Chad Beasley had his breakout game as a Hokie in 1999 when he completely disrupted the Cavaliers' attack from his defensive tackle position.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Chad Beasley/VT Senior Defensive Tackle;:00]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=...LESSONS OF THE GAME."]
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[VO-NAT con't]

The Hokies are still fourteen and a half point favorites in the eyes of the oddsmakers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I MEAN...]
[SUPER=01-Alvin Pearman/UVa Freshman Tailback; :00]
[SUPER=01-Billy McMullen/12 Touchdowns This Season; :11]
[SUPER=01-Andre Davis/VT Senior Receiver; :19]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=...on the board."]
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[vo nat con't] In one other note, Tech defensive coordinator, Bud Foster, is one of 18 finalists for this year's division one assistant coach of year honor.
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[S-College]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=VMI Logo]


In other college action, V-M-I battles Southern Conference rival Samford in Lexington at 1 o'clock
[GRAPHIC=Liberty]


Liberty University wraps up its season at home tomorrow against Hofstra at 1-thirty
[GRAPHIC=JMU Logo]


and James Madison and Northeastern will kick it off at 1 thirty in Harrisonburg.

[S-Boards]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE TO PINNACLE!!!!!!]




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a busy day of college football right here on your Hometown Station tomorrow. Georgia Tech takes on Wake Forest at noon, then at three PM, Alabama and Auburn battle in an SEC showdown. Finally, Florida State and Florida meet at eight PM, right here on WDBJ.
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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The 11th ranked Virginia men's basketball team open the season at U-Hall tonight against Wagner. The Cavaliers return four starters and welcome four top notch recruits.
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[SUPER=01-Pete Gillen/UVa Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Adam Hall/UVa Senior Captain; :13]
[SUPER=01-Roger Mason/UVa Junior Captain; :22]
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[OUT Q=.....for us to do well"]
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The Virginia Tech men's hoops team opens the season tomorrow night at 7:30 at Cassell Coliseum against Mount Saint Mary's.
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Tonight, the Tech women begin their quest for a fifth straight 20 win season knowing they have their work cut out for them.
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[SUPER=01-Bonnie Henrickson/Virginia Tech Women's Head Coach; :00]
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The Roanoke Express takes on the Trenton Titans tonight at the Roanoke Civic Center in a 7:30 start. Trenton leads the Northeast Division while Roanoke is in second. We will have highlights tonight at 11.