[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith]

Police often get there first when cars and trains collide, but they may not know what to do. C-S-X intends to fix tha
t.
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[VO-NAT]

And peeling back the layers of repairs at the Grandin theater reveals a piece of art that's now being restored.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Tonight on News 7 sports - Dot Bolling reaches the senior am final at the Homestead. Former Clemson stars Rod Gardner and Woody Dantzler are in the training spotlight tonight.
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[VO-NAT]

And Ray Lewis gets an NFL record $19 million dollar signing bonus from the Ravens.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Tonight in WeatherSchool we will talk about the quiet tropics and the local forecast stays hot for the next seven days. Details ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


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



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[SOT - 7:00]
[INQ=There's information available...]

((BARRY BALSER/CLIFTON FORGE POLICE CHIEF; I'VE LIVED AROUND THE RAILROAD ALL MY LIFE, AND I SEE THINGS NOW THAT I'VE BEEN DOING ALL MY LIFE THAT WAS WRONG.))
[RUNS=04]
[OUTQ=my life that was wrong.]
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[VO-NAT]

Railroad and law enforcement officials team up for a unique program designed to keep drivers from crossing the line.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


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

[Train-Workshop]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-18 TC1:52:37]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 @ 6]

Thousands of times this year, police will be called to the scene of a crash between a train and a car. So the railroad asked some local law enforcement officials to enroll in Railroad 1-0H-1. [***TRAIN MONITOR GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Richard/Pulpit;]

Richard Lesko went along for the ride. Keith, Nearly 2-thousand people are killed or injured each year at the nation's grade crossings.
[LIVE=Richard/FULL]
[SUPER=@Richard1;]


Now officials are hoping a unique blend of enforcement and education will help keep drivers on the right track.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sound of bell, car zooming]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Terry Ludban/CSX Public Safety Team; :20 ]
[SUPER=01-Barry Balser/Clifton Forge Police Chief; :48 ]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=help us with]
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[SOT - 31:24]
[INQ=nat sound of crossing bell.]
[RUNS= 4]
[OUTQ=car zooms]

This car had enough time to safely make it across, but many drivers take a chance, and lose. When that happens police officers are usually the first on the scene, and that's why this week C-S-X invited members of the local law enforcement community for a different type of training...
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[SOT - 2:02]
[INQ=It's not the same...]

((TERRY LUDBAN/CSX PUBLIC SAFETY TEAM; IT'S NOT THE SAME AS A CRASH YOU WOULD SEE EVERYDAY, AND THAT'S WHY ITS SO IMPORTANT FOR THEM TO SEE WHAT THEY MIGHT ENCOUNTER, KNOW HOW TO SHUT DOWN THAT LOCOMOTIVE IF THEY HAVE TO, KNOW THAT THEY CAN GET INFORMATION FROM OUR CREW ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED, AND HOW TO GATHER THAT INFORMATION.))
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[OUTQ=to gather that information.]

The program is called Operation Lifesaver. A dozen troopers, deputies, and officers took part, learning how to operate a hand brake in case of emergency, and getting to see an engineer's point of view.
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[SOT - 5:26]
[INQ=There's a lot of issues...]

((BARRY BALSER/CLIFTON FORGE POLICE CHIEF; THERE'S A LOT OF ISSUES AROUND THE RAILROAD, THAT WE AS POLICE OFFICERS JUST DON'T THINK ABOUT. A LOT OF SAFETY ISSUES, A LOT OF ISSUES THAT IF WE'RE CALLED TO THE SCENE OF AN INCIDENT THAT WE REALLY DON'T THINK ABOUT.))
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[OUTQ=don't think about (2nd time)]

Operation Lifesaver stresses enforcement as a means of preventing grade crossing accidents, and why it's necessary to ticket drivers who dodge crossing gates.
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[SOT - 2:32]
[INQ=You can put up...]

((TERRY LUDBAN/CSX PUBLIC SAFETY TEAM; YOU CAN PUT UP LIGHTS AND GATES, AND SIGNS BUT DRIVERS HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO OBEY THOSE, AND THAT'S THE OTHER THING LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY CAN REALLY HELP US WITH.))
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[OUTQ=help up with.]))
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[LIVE=Richard/FULL Pulpit]


With a combination of education and ticketing, railroad and law enforcement officials hope to get the message across that saving two minutes by racing a train isn't worth risking a life.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Richard & Keith/Pulpit;]

And Keith, Operation Lifesaver has been around for 30 years, but this was the first time CSX has offered the program in Western Virginia.

[Pulaski-Train]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It wasn't a rail crossing accident, but a man was seriously injured when a Norfolk Southern train struck him last night in Pulaski. The man's name has not been released, but he is listed in serious condition. He was taken first to Pulaski Community Hospital, then transferred to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

[Dominion-College]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-27 TC33:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


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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[Grandin-Renovations]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-21 TC1:15:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]

They've found the money to re-open the Grand Theater ....and found some vintage art-work in the process.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Though the marquee]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tony Stavola/Grandin Theatre Foundation President; :12]
[SUPER=01-Dave Trinkle/Foundation Fund Raiser; :54]
[SUPER=01-Ann Trinkle/Foundation Fund Raiser; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=cover it with sealer.]

(( The marquee may still reflect the Foundation's hope for a Grand-IN re-opening this SUMMER, but the 70-year old movie house won't be back in business until October, now.
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[SOT 7:37]
[IN Q=]

((DUE PARTLY TO THE SUCCESS OF OUR FUND-RAISING EFFORTS, WE HAVE REVISED OUR RENOVATION PLANS AND DECIDED TO COMPLETE ADDITIONAL RENOVATIONS THAT WE HAD INITIALLY PLANNED TO DO IN PHASES AFTER THE THEATER OPENED.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=]

That includes expanding the lobby and concession area and upgrading the ground-floor rest rooms. Even as the fund-raising project was being declared a success, however, the non-profit foundation that now owns the theater was making a pitch for additional donations. They're still selling stars- -at $1,000 a piece- -metal mementos that'll be embedded in the sidewalk out front. 550 have been sold, so far. There's room out front for as many as 850 to be laid out like this.
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[SOT 12:00]
[IN Q=]

((IT'S ACTUALLY GOING TO BE A BEAUTIFUL ENTRANCE WAY INTO THIS HISTORIC THEATER. SO WE ARE STILL GOING TO BE SELLING STARS, UP TO 850.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=]

If the stars are beyond your reach, you can always buy a seat. For 250-dollars they'll put a plaque on the back. It doesn't entitle you to sit there, necessarily, but it'll have your name on it.
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[SOT Ann 13:28]
[IN Q=]

((SO WE'RE ENCOURAGING EVERYONE TO COME OUT AND TAKE A SEAT AT THE GRANDIN)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=]

When workmen took down the heavy curtain that hung above the main stage, they discovered some original art work.
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[SOT 8:32]
[IN Q=]

((THAT STENCILING HAD BEEN DONE AND THEN HAD BEEN COVERED UP IN ONE OF THE EARLIER REINCARNATIONS OF THE THEATER AND NOW HAS BEEN EXPOSED AGAIN.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=]

Nina Roe will complete the restoration work. She got her first, up-close look at it and discovered that at least part of the work is on canvass. She'll repaint the plaster repairs then cover it with sealer.))

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


One a recognizable voice is heading West.
We'll explain when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus, victory surfaces again for Virginia Tech in an unusual engingeering contest.
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[Minority-Organ]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=02-25 TC1:08:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Myths and fears are keeping minorities from becoming organ donors.... that's according to LifeNet an organ procurement organization.
As part of national minority donor awareness day... it's hoping to get the message out that organ donation saves lives.
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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; ]
[RUNS=13]
[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, but 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; ]
[RUNS=03]
[OUT Q=a better match]
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE FS]
Tonight a panel discussion on Organ donation will be held at the Lynchburg Public Library from 6 to 8 pm.
For more information on organ donation call 1-800-847-7831.
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[Duncan]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


One of the Valley's best known radio personalities 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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[Colorful-Classrooms]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-19 TC1:31:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A local elementary school is getting a new coat of paint after winning a national competition...
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[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Belview;]

Glidden chose the kindergarten rooms at Belview Elementary as part of their Colorful Classrooms campaign. The company received hundreds of entries to the contest question "Why should your school be painted." Over a hundred students in various grade levels at Belview complied and submitted a book with their answers.
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[SOT 29:41:15]
[IN Q=they want]

((PHYLLIS RETTIG/BELVIEW ELEM. KINDERGARTEN TEACHER; THEY WANT IT TO BE MORE COLORFUL, NOT DRAB ONE WANTED TO SCHOOL TO BE SO COLORFUL HE COULD BE PROUD OF IT AND HE COULD TELL HIS FAMILY IN TENNESSEE ANOTHER ONE I REMEMBER SAID IF WE COULD HAVE OUR SCHOOL PAINTED IT WOULD BE LOOK MORE NEW.))
[SUPER=01-Phyllis Rettig/Belview Elem. Kindergarten Teacher; ]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=LOOK MORE NEW.]
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[VO-NAT]

About 40 kindergartners will come back to the new room. The teachers say they chose blue because research shows it has a calming, soothing effect. Glidden started the program in 2000, out of hundreds of entries this year they're painting 45 classrooms.
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[Stocks]


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


Anthem buyout of Trigon took effect last night.
In November, Trigon's name will change to Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Meanwhile, signs that the economy is still struggling took a triple-digit bite out of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/229.97/8506.62/y/48.23/1280.03;]


The DOW tumbled 230 points.
NASDAQ fell 48.
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[Tech-Submarine]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-17 TC1:53:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Phantom Four is the pride and joy of an engineering design team at Virginia Tech. And there's good reason for it. The one person, self propelled submarine is breaking records, and has taken first place in national competitions.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has more on the underwater boat that's created from scratch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Justin Hlavin/HPS Team President; :11]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Neu/HPS Team Advisor; :59]
[SUPER=@Rachel1; 1:06]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Blacksburg.]

((NATS 33:13:12 (getting in the sub) Justin (Lavin) Hlavin feels right at home inside the Phantom Four. As team president and pilot he cruises this sub into first place.
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[SOT 24:29:09]
[IN Q=we have]

((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.))
[OUT Q=A ROW.]

This is the fourth submarine to come out of a Hokie design lab. About 15 students, with various, but mostly engineering backgrounds, designed and built the boat in five-months for about 60-thousand dollars.
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[SOT 20:49:07]
[IN Q=the hulls]

((JUSTIN HLAVIN/HPS TEAM PRESIDENT; THE HULLS ARE BUILT OUT OF CARBON FIBER AND FIBER GLASS THE PROPULSION SYSTEMS ARE MADE OUT OF STAINLESS STEEL AND ALUMINUM TO PREVENT CORROSION AND THE CONTROL SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN A VARIETY F PUSH RODS AND PULL PULL STINGS AND THIS WE STEPPED UP AND ID ELECTRONIC.))
[OUT Q=ELECTRONIC.]

If it sounds complicated, that's because it is. Advisor Wayne Neu is around to help - but he gives the students all the credit for the success.
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[SOT 27:11:19]
[IN Q=it seems]

((WAYNE NEU/HPS TEAM ADVISOR; IT SEEMS EACH YEAR WE HAVE A GREAT IMPROVEMENT, AND THESE KIDS JUST KEEP COMING UP WITH GREATER AND GREATER IDEAS.))
[OUT Q=IDEAS]
[SOT 38:20:14]
[IN Q=There are]

((RACHEL CANNON/RCANNON@WDBJ7.COM; THERE ARE A FEW REASONS WHY THE BOAT HAS DONE SO WELL, FIRST THE PROPELLERS ARE COUNTER ROTATING THEN THERE ARE THESE END PLATES THEY MAKE IT MORE EFFICIENT, NEXT VORTEX GENERATORS THEY REDUCE DRAG THE AMOUNT OF DRAG WHEN ITS UNDERWATER, FINALLY THERE'S THIS ELECTRICAL SYSTEM BUILT INSIDE THAT CONTROLS THE DIRECTION OF THE BOAT. It ALLOWS THE PILOT TO CONCENTRATE ON PEDALING RATHER THAN STEERING.))
[OUT Q=THAN STEERING.]
[SOT 29:41:01]
[IN Q=There's a lot of]

((THERE'S A LOT OF LESSONS LEARNED FROM PREVIOUS SUBS AND EACH NEW DESIGN YOU KNOW USE THOSE LESSONS AS BETS WE CAN.))


[OUT Q=WE CAN]

The team counts on company sponsors and school funding to get the sub underwater. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Blacksburg.))


[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sports tease]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - the Express inks a big man from the AHL. Dot advances to the senior am final. Ray Lewis breaks the bank
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[VO-NAT]

And the Skins are safely in Japan. We'll check in second year receiver Rod Gardner tonight in sports.
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[S-Dot]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-129]
[GRAPHIC=WOMEN'S SENIOR AM]


The finals of the Women's State Senior Am at the Homestead's Old Course is all set for tomorrow morning. And once again Roanoke's Dot Bolling will be a part of the festivities.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week;:00]

Bolling, who last week won her 12th City County title at Blue Hills, defeated Richmond's Robbye Unger in today match play 4 and 3. The defending champ will play for her second straight title tomorrow morning against Virginia Beach's Peggy Woodard. She beat Ridgeway's Fran Hensley's on the 19th hole.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD LOGO]


Bolling and Woodard are the top two seeds in the event.[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=EXPRESS]


The Roanoke Express made a big signing today - literally. The team inked six foot four inch, 235 pound defenseman Tim OConnell to a contract today. He has spent the past two seasons under contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets - over those two season he played in the AHL for the Syracuse Crunch. Roanoke's home opener is on October 18th.

[S-Gardner]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-123 4225TC]
[GRAPHIC=REDSKINS]


It took more than 13 hours and four full length movies, but the Redskins safely arrived in Osaka, Japan last night. Each and every member of the traveling party wore tight socks that extended above their calves to keep down swelling on the lengthy flight. The team also is guarding against any head swelling this preseason.
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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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[SOT]
[IN Q=bite]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=...MAKE HIM WORK."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] We'll talk with Johnson tomorrow night along with former UVa center Dustin Keith - who also is trying to land a full-time job in DCTERMS.
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[S-Woody]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-121 4903TC]
[GRAPHIC=COWBOYS]


The Dallas Cowboys open the preseason a week from tomorrow night against the Oakland Raiders. America's Team is optimistic that the losing ways of recent years are over. One of the more interesting Cowboys' rookies in training camp this summer is Gardner's former college teammate
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-ACC; :00]

at Clemson - quarterback Woodrow Dantzler. In college Dantzler was a heisman candidate and the first player in NCAA history to have one thousand yards rushing and 2000 yards passing in the same season.
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX;]

But this summer he is exclusively a running back in the Cowboys' system. Trying to make the team with his five foot ten inch frame and quickness.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Woodrow Dantzler/Cowboys Rookie Tailback; :02]
[SUPER=01-Troy Hambrick/Cowboys Third Year Tailback; :10]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=...WHAT MY FOCUS IS."]
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[S-Ravens]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-126 4017TC]
[GRAPHIC=nfl]

The largest signing bonus in the history of the National Football League was handed out today to none other than Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]

Lewis agreed to restructure his contract to save the Ravens some salary cap room. In return he was given a $19 million dollar signing bonus. His new 7 year contract with the Ravens is worth a total of $50 million bucks.
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[Almanac]


[ANCHOR=Robin]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


The last full month of summer usually features some hot weather and occasionally some interesting sky events as well. Let's check in for the latest with meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's that time]
[SUPER=@Leo1; :00]
[RUNS=1:06]
[OUT Q=meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner.]



[Ford-Panamoric]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 Pm]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-22 TC1:52:04]
[GRAPHIC=none]


You could say it was a picture perfect day in Roanoke this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


More than 100 vintage fords parked themselves at William Fleming High School for a group panoramic picture.
It was all part of the annual convention of the Crown Victoria Association taking place this week at the Wyndham Hotel.
The group devotes itself to a limited line of cars....Fords made between 1954 and 56.
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[SOT 45:34]
[IN Q=People cherish these cars]

((BOB HASS/CROWN VICTORIA ASSOCIATION: PEOPLE CHERISH THESE CARS AND THEY GET THE PICTURE FRAMED AND THEY PUT IT UP IN THEIR TROPHY ROOM AND THEY REALLY ENJOY IT TO LOOK BACK, TO SEE ALL THEIR FRIENDS NEXT TO THEIR CARS.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Hass/Crown Victoria Association]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=next to their cars]
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[VO-NAT]


Taking the picture was a feat unto itself featuring more than 100 cars and nearly 500 people.
The picture was taken with an antique camera made at the turn of the century. (------------)