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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

Two California teens are rescued from their kidnapper and in good shape-- we'll have a live report. Two local radio stations share the "air"- it's not your typical program schedule. And bamboo instead of birthday cake- at a birthday celebration in Washington.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[VO-NAT 20:04:57]


These are pictures taken just moments after two teenage girls were rescued from their suspected kidnapper-
and just moments after police fatally shot the suspect.
Tonight a sheriff's spokesman says the girls were assaulted.
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[SOT 20:05:57 IN AT :05]
[IN Q=]

((AT THIS TIME THE MEDICAL EVALUATION IS UNDERWAY. NO ONE HAS BEEN ADMITTED AS OF YET.)) [BUTT TO IN AT :16] ((YES, THEY ARE TALKING, THEY ARE COHERENT, THEY ARE AWAKE, ALERT, AND THEY ARE INTERRACTING WITH THE MEDICAL STAFF.))


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[OUT Q=WITH THE MEDICAL STAFF.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[Kidnapping]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
Sherriff's officials also say the girls were probably just moments away from being killed by their abductor.
16-year old Tamara Brooks and 17-year old Jacqueline Marris sobbed after their rescue- they were bandaged up for what appeared to be minor injuries before they were taken to the hospital.
The girls were abducted at gunpoint from a Southern California "lover's lane" early today.
Their dates were bound with duct tape- and left behind.
After a 12 hour search- the stolen car was spotted, the girls were freed- and the suspect was shot to death.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Manny /Newspath;]


Manuel Gallegus is live in California with the latest.
[LIVE= Manny /FULL Newspath]
[SUPER=@Gallegus1;]
[SUPER=05-Lancaster, CA]
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[***ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH***]
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[SUPER=01-Larry Waldie/Los Angeles Co., CA Asst. Sheriff; ]

[Unsupered MOS]
[SUPER=01-Peter Bryan/Hospital Administrator; ]
[SUPER=01-Herb Marris/Father ]
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((TWELVE HOURS AFTER BEING KIDNAPPED, TWO TEENAGE GIRLS ENDED THEIR HARROWING ODYSSEY -- BRUISED AND IN TEARS.
(SOT: LARRY WALDIE/ASST. SHERIFF, LOS ANGELES CO.)

"They're safe, they're alive, they're well. That's the most important thing." SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES FOUND 16-YEAR OLD TAMARA BROOKS AND 17-YEAR OLD JACQUELINE MARRIS ON A DESERT ROAD -- 100-MILES AWAY FROM WHERE THEY WERE ABDUCTED. OFFICERS SAY THE TEEN-AGERS WERE INSIDE A STOLEN FORD BRONCO WITH THEIR KIDNAPPER, ROY RATLIFF. A CHASE ENSUED -- AND THE BRONCO GOT STUCK IN A PATCH OF DIRT.
( MOS SOT )

"He abandoned the two girls ... and then a shooting occurred" RATLIFF WAS SHOT TO DEATH. THE SHAKEN TEENS WERE TAKEN TO HOSPITAL TO BE EXAMINED.
(SOT: Peter Bryan/Hospital Administrator)

"There's no medical reason for us to retain them over night and have them admitted into the hospital." TAMARA AND JACQUELINE WERE WITH THEIR MALE FRIENDS AT THIS POPULAR DESERT MEETING PLACE JUST OUTSIDE LANCASTER ... WHEN RATLIFF ALLEGEDLY APPROACHED WITH A GUN. WITNESSES SAY HE ROUGHED UP THE GUYS -- THEN DROVE AWAY WITH THE GIRLS IN A TRUCK BELONGING TO ONE OF THE BOYFRIENDS. THURSDAY NIGHT, TAMARA AND JACQUELINE REUNITED WITH THEIR PARENTS ... WHO PLAN TO KEEP AN EVEN CLOSER EYE ON THEIR CHILDREN.
(HERB MARRIS/FATHER )))
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[Iraq]


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A surprise tonight from Iraq.
It's inviting the Chief United Nations weapons inspector to Baghdad.
The foreign minister says the talks could lead to the inspectors' return after nearly four years.
Iraq has been under U-N sanctions since it invaded Kuwait in 1990.
The sanctions can only be lifted when inspectors certify that Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons have been destroyed.
The inspectors left in 1998, just before allied airstrikes meant punish to Iraq for blocking their work.

[Anthrax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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As investigation into last Fall's anthrax mailings continue... a former Army researcher is again targeted.
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[VO-NAT 16:54:08 (Small Tape)]
[SUPER=03-Frederick, MD;]

Today F-B-I agents were seen wearing protective gloves and searching trash bins at Steven Hatfill's Maryland apartment. Hatfill used to work at the Army's Institute of Infectious disease and had access to anthrax.. But authorities are calling him a "person of interest"-- not a suspect in the case.
This is the second time Hatfill's apartment has been searched-- he was also questioned by the F-B-I in June.
But, F-B-I director Robert Mueller had nothing to say about today's search.
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[SOT 16:54:57]
[IN Q=I can't comment]

((ROBERT MUELLER/FBI DIRECTOR: I CAN'T COMMENT BUT I BELIEVE WE'RE MAKING PROGRESS.))
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[OUT Q=wer're making progress]
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[VO-NAT]

Although Hatfill once sponsored a study on how anthrax could be spread by mail... officials identify him as just one of about 30 scientists with the knowledge to carry -out such an attack. So far NO arrests have been made in connection with the anthrax attacks that killed five people last Fall.
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[Radio-Station]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It is something you don't hear everyday.
Two area radio stations are now sharing the same frequency. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 MONITOR GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin/Pulpit;]


Justin McLeod joins us now to tell us why. Justin?
Jean, blame mother nature for this mix-up on the dial.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@justin1]


A recent storm destroyed W-C-Q-V's tower at Smith Mountain Lake.
So while the tower's being rebuilt, the radio station will share time with its sister station W-W-W-R.
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[VO-NAT]

[***JUSTIN'S MIC HOT***]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The relationship began this evening at six o'clock with the most unusual format.
910 AM is now broadcasting its normal gospel format from six in the morning to six in the evening.
The station then switches to W-C-Q-V's adult standards format for the following twelve hours.
Station management says the switch is a necessity.
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[SOT 16:58:19]
[IN Q=We have authorization to be]

((BARBARA EVANS/STATION MANAGEMENT: WE HAVE AUTHORIZATION TO BE OFF THE AIR UP TO NINE MONTHS AND CERTAINLY WE DON'T WANT TO DO THAT. WE WOULD LIKE TO BE BACK ON DEFINITELY BY THANKSGIVING BECAUSE THE FOURTH QUARTER OF THE YEAR IS OUR BIGGEST QUARTER. BUT YOU NEED TO KEEP THE CUSTOMERS SATISFIED AND YOUR LISTENERS ARE YOUR CUSTOMERS AND IF YOU DON'T THEY WILL GO SOMEWHERE ELSE TO FIND WHAT THEY NEED AND THEY MIGHT NOT COME BACK TO YOU.))
[SUPER=01-Barbara Evans/Station Management]
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[OUT Q=back to you]
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[VO-NAT]


Management is also turning this negative into a positive in another way.
The new tower will be bigger in size which will double the signal.
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL Pulpit]


That is important because the old signal had trouble reaching the Roanoke area from Smith Mountain Lake.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin / Pulpit;]


As for the mechanics of turning two stations into one. Jean, it actually sounds more difficult than it really was. All it took was a few key strokes on a computer.

[Duncan]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kor]
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One of the Valley's best known voices is moving to Music City.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


Slam Duncan is leaving Roanoke to work for W-S-I-X which is Nashville's top rated country music station.
His final broadcast on J -93 point 5 is tomorrow afternoon from 3 until 7.
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[Train-Workshop]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-18 TC1:54:12]
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Did you know that train-car crashes kill or injure nearly 2-thousand people every year in the U-S.
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[VO-NAT - :23]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.;]

Now Railroad and law enforcement officials are teaming up to prevent rail accidents. In Clifton Forge, a dozen local law enforcement officers took part in the program called Project Lifesaver. They learned everything from how to turn a locomotive off, to how to set the hand brake. It's all an effort to prevent accidents and step up traffic enforcement for drivers who try to race trains.
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[SOT - 02:41]
[IN Q=If there's no consequence...]

((TERRY LUDBAN/CSX PUBLIC SAFETY TEAM; IF THERE'S NO CONSEQUENCE, DRIVERS TEND TO EXCEED THE SPEED LIMIT A LITTLE BIT, MAKE A U-TURN WHERE THEY SHOULDN'T, OR POSSIBLY GO AROUND GATES AND LIGHTS. SO IF ENFORCEMENT CAN HELP US WITH THAT THAT'S ANOTHER PART OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY STORY.))
[SUPER=01-Terry Ludban/CSX Public Safety Team; :]
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[OUT Q=public safety story.]
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[VO-NAT - :07+]

This is the first time in the 30 year history Project Lifesaver that C-S-X has offered the program in Western Virginia.
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[Pulaski-Train]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It wasn't a rail crossing accident, but a man was seriously injured when a Norfolk Southern train hit him last night in Pulaski. The man's name has not been released, but he is in serious condition. He was taken first to Pulaski Community Hospital, then transferred to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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An area college is closing its doors....
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[VO-NAT]


While a well-known movie house is getting closer to re-opening its doors.
Those stories when News 7 returns.
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[Sports-preview]
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports office. The first college football coaches poll has been released, we'll find out where the Hokies rank. Plus a check on the first day of practice in Charlottesville, and the Skins get set for the Niners in Japan. Avs baseball and a whole lot more, coming up in sports.))

[Grandin-Renovations]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Grandin Theater Foundation has met the challenge laid down by Roanoke City Council, having raised more than 500-thousand dollars to renovate the historic movie house.
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[V/O-NAT SOT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The city said it would put up half a million, if that amount could be matched. Foundation President Tony Stavola (stuh-VOH-la) says by exceeding the goal, additional renovation work can be done now ...rather than putting it off until after the theater is re-opened. Though the "star campaign" was a success, the foundation hopes to raise another quarter million.
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[SOT Trinkle 11:20]
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((DAVE TRINKLE/STAR CAMPAIGN; IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE RENOVATION THAT TONY TALKED ABOUT, WE REALLY NEED TO RAISE ANOTHER $250 to 300,000. ))
[SUPER=01-Dave Trinkle/Star Campaign]
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[OUT Q=to 300,000 dollars.]
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[V/O-NAT SOT]

Part of the demolition work uncovered a painting above the stage. The art will be touched up, restored, sealed and in part duplicated on the beams in the ceiling.
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[Dominion-College]


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Students at Dominion College will have to learn a new way of doing things this fall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The last remaining site of Dominion College on Fallowater Lane in Roanoke County is closing its doors.
Students will be able to continue their education at National College of Business and Technology.
The two schools reached that agreement this week.
About 500 students attend National's Roanoke campus and the college says it can easily accommodate the 225 students from Dominion.
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[Billboard]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A third worker crushed by a 35-thousand pound billbord has died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Snellville, GA]


A fourth worker was amazingly pulled alive from the debris and flown to a hospital- where he is in good condition.
The huge advertising sign buckled and came crashing down into a parking lot in Suburban Atlanta.
The city of Snellville is blaming the collapse on a federal court decision- that lifted the city's restrictions on tall billboards.
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[WorldCom]


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Lawyers for two Worldcom executives say their clients did nothing wrong.
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[VO- 10:51:15 17]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


The lawyer says the justice department is making his client a scapegoat in WorldCom's collapse-
The company's former chief financial officer and its former controllers were led to court in handcuffs-
together they're charged with trying to hide nearly 4- billion dollars in expenses.
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[SOT 14:45:02 in at :51]
[IN Q=]

(( CORPORATE EXECUTIVES WHO CHEAT INVESTORS STEAL SAVINGS AND SQUANDER PENSIONS WILL MEET THE JUDGMENT THEY FEAR AND THE PUNISHMENT THEY DESERVE.))
[SUPER=@Ashcroft;]
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[OUT Q= punhisnment they deserve.]
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[VO-NAT]


Ashcroft said he is sending a message that corrupt corporate executives are no better than common thieves.
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[Minority-Organ]


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Organ donation saves lives... that's the message from an organ procurement organization.
As part of national minority donor awareness day... Lifenet is working to dispel myths and fears.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Herb Albert is a living testament of the importance of organ donation. A liver transplant saved his life.. now he's on mission to encourage more people to become donors.
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[SOT9:04:59]
[IN Q=Most people are not organ]

((HERB ALBERT/ORGAN RECIPIENT; MOST PEOPLE ARE NOT ORGAN DONORS BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT INFORMED. THEY DON'T REALIZE THE DEPTH OF THE NEED OR THEY'RE MISS INFORMED THEY THINK THEIR BODY ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH TO BE USED))
[SUPER=01-Herb Albert/Organ Recipient; ]
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[OUT Q=to be used]
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[VO-NAT]


There are nearly 80-thousand people on the waiting list for organs. While race is normally not an issue for organ donation, it could make a difference for the 18-thousand African Americans in need of a kidney transplant.
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[SOT9:16:46]
[IN Q=Sometimes with kidney transplants it]

((DENA REYNOLDS/LIFENET; SOMETIMES WITH KIDNEY TRANSPLANTS IT MIGHT HELP WITH MAKE A BETTER MATCH))
[SUPER=01-Dena Reynolds/LifeNet; ]
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[OUT Q=a better match]
(XXXXXXXX)

[WIPE TO PINNACLE FS]
For more information on organ donation call 1-800-847-7831.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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This Virginia Tech team has Speed, strength and agility... but we're not talking sports.
We'll explain a little later on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus Washington's panda's celebrate their birthdays... by keeping cool.
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[Commercial]

[Colorful-Classrooms]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-19 TC1:33:08]
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Kids at one local school are coming back to a whole new look this Fall....
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[VO-NAT :20.5]
[SUPER=03-Belview;]

The kindergarten classrooms at Belview Elementary are getting a paint makeover thanks to Glidden. The school was one of the winners of the company's Colorful Classrooms Campaign. Hundreds of Belview students in all grade levels made a book why their school should be painted. The teachers had a rainbow of paint colors to choose from.
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[SOT 30:47:29]
[IN Q=MY FIRST]

((PHYLLIS RETTIG/BELVIEW ELEM. KINDERGARTEN TEACHER; MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS OH MAN GO MULTI COLOR WALLS BUT THEN RESEARCH SHOWS THE CALM BLUE JUST CALMS PEOPLE DOWN ITS A COOL SOOTHING COLOR AND KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS WANT THEIR KIDS TO BE COOL AND CALM.))
[SUPER=01-Phyllis Rettig/Belview Elem. Kindergarten Teacher; ]
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[OUT Q=AND CALM]
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[VO-NAT]

It will take this crew of ten about eight hours to complete the job. Belview has about 40 kindergarten students to enjoy the finished product. Glidden started the contest in 2-thousand... this year they will paint 45-classrooms.
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[Panda-Bday]


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No birthday cake at the Washington Zoo today-
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[VO-NAT 22 plus pad 17:02:29]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


Just some bamboo and ice for the birthday boy and girl.
That's a special treat when you're a panda.
It seems everyone wanted a glimpse of (T-en T-en) Tien Tien and (may- Jhung) Mei Xiang-
Mei Xiang turned four last week and Tian Tian's birthday is coming up. He'll be five on August 27th.
The Pandas are on loan from China for the next ten years. They are two of just seven pandas in the U-S.
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[Almanac]


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August is historically a hot month but it can be wet as well, if we can only catch a tropical system. Here's meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner with August almanac skywise and weatherwise.
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[OUT Q=meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner.]


[STRIGHT TO BREAK !!!!!]

[Weather] [08/01/2002] [WXPRO/FULL] Current Statistics Weather Almanac [MUSIC UNDER]
[COMMERCIAL]
[CK/WXPRO]WEATHER MAPS FORECASTS EXTENDED FORECAST

[S-Extra]


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On the way in sports, we'll hit the gridiron with both the Hokies and Cavaliers, plus check out the college football coaches poll, and the Avalanche tries to gain sole possession of second place, but first in tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]


Ken Griffey, Junior had only two homers all season until today, but Junior came up big for the Reds against the Dodgers. He homered twice including this blast in the bottom of the 13th to deep right field. Cincinnati knocks off the Dodgers 6 to 4. Now the rest of the big league numbers. [GO TO SCORES] [GO TO SCORES] [go to scores]
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[OUT Q=....last score."]
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[S-Avs]


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[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-128 TC3700]
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The Salem Avalanche and Kinston Indians started the night tied for second place in the Carolina League's Southern Division, each four games back of Myrtle Beach. The two locked horns last night at Salem Memorial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


The burgers were smelling good on the grill last night at the ballpark.
We pick this one up in the second. Kinston's Luke Scott smacks this homerun to deep right field, just inside the foul pole. The Indians led it 1-nothing.
The Avs answer in the bottom of the inning. Kevin Sullivan comes back with a solo bomb of his own, just off the base of the scoreboard and it was tied at 1-all.
It stayed that way until the top of the 6th, when Joe Inglett singles to right center. That plated another
[SUPER=37-Kinston/4/Salem/2/;]

Kinston run to make it 2-1, and the Indians go on to win it 4 to 2.
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[S-Poll]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-133 TC1423]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Sports]


The pre-season college football coaches poll was released yesterday, and defending national champ Miami captured the top spot. Texas, Oklahoma, Florida State, and Tennessee rounded out the top 5. As for the Hurricanes, they know it's not where you start, but where you finish that counts.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Larry Coker/Hurricanes Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=very exciting also."]
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-124 TC4222]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


The Virginia Tech Hokies are ranked 16th in the first coaches poll of the season. Yesterday in Blacksburg, the Hokie freshmen went through day two of practice.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Tailback Mike Imoh got in some work in the backfield. Imoh rushed for over 2100 yards as a senior last season at Robinson High School in Fairfax. His older brother recently graduated from Tech, but don't think that Imoh doesn't have anyone to look up to in Blacksburg anymore. Lee Suggs and Kevin Jones will do just fine.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mike Imoh/Hokies Freshman Tailback; :04]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=couldn't be better."]
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[S-Cavs]


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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-132 16:30]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]


In Charlottesville, the Virginia football team began two a day practices yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


The Wahoos went through drills in some incredible heat. In some ways, the heat is off quarterback Matt Schaub since his main competition Bryson Spinner transferred out of Virginia last year. But Schaub is hardly relaxing. He went through several foot work and passing drills with the receivers. In all the first day of practice went well.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Matt Schaub/UVa Quarterback; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=.....good first practice"]
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[anchor=travis]
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The Wahoos season opener is three weeks from last night against Colorado State in the Jim Thorpe Classic at Scott Stadium.

[S-Gardner]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-123 4225TC]
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The Washington Redskins have arrived safely in Osaka, Japan for Saturday night's pre-season opener against the 49'ers. The team will have its first practice of the trip later this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA; :00]

Rod Gardner - the team's first round pick last year - started all 16 games as a rookie. He averaged 16 yards a catch - but he knows this is the critical year for gauging his potential.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=THE FIRST YEAR....]
[SUPER=01-Rod Gardner/46 Catches & 4 Touchdowns Last Year; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=...THE SEASON."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

With the departure of Michael Westbrook - the second year player suddenly finds himself in a leadership role with the receivers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=ALL YOU GOTTA...]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=...FOLLOW YOUR LEAD.]
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[VO NAT CON'T] One player attempting to do just that is former Hokie Emmett Johnson who is trying to make the team as a free agent receiver.
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[VO NAT CON'T] We'll hear from Johnson tonight on News 7 at six.
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The Roanoke Express got a big addition yesterday. The team signed six foot four inch, 235 pound defenseman Tim OConnell to a contract yesterday. O'Connell spent the past two seasons under contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets, playing in the AHL for the Syracuse Crunch. Roanoke's home opener is on October 18th.

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For the second straight year, Roanoke's Dot Bolling will play in the finals of the Women's State Senior Amateur at the Homestead.
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Bolling, who last week won her 12th City County title at Blue Hills, defeated Richmond's Robbye Unger yesterday in match play 4 and 3. The defending champ will play for her second straight title this morning against Virginia Beach's Peggy Woodard on the Homestead's Old Course. Woodard beat Ridgeway's Fran Hensley's on the 19th hole.
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A Virginia Tech design team is showing off its award winning creation...
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This one-person, self propelled submarine took about 60-thousand dollars and 5-months to make. Each year members of the Tech Human Powered Submarine Team design and build one from scratch to race in national competitions. Justin (Lavin) Hlavin pilots the "Phantom Four" sub - making it move underwater with a cycling motion...
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((JUSTIN HLAVIN/HPS TEAM PRESIDENT; WE HAVE GONE FROM THE STONE AGE TO THE HIGHEST TECHNOLOGY THE SCHOOL IS VERY PROUD OF THE TEAM WE ARE THE ONLY ENGINEERING DESIGN TEAM TO WIN THERE FIRST PLACES IN A ROW. )) ((WAYNE NEU/HPS TEAM ADVISOR; THERE'S A LOT OF LESSONS LEARNED FROM PREVIOUS SUBS AND EACH NEW DESIGN YOU KNOW USE THOSE LESSONS AS BETS WE CAN.))
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This year's sub helped beat the competition because of its electrical motor which controls depth and steering. The Tech boat was only one of two to have the feature. (------------)