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Coming up on News 7-
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He's responsible for making Salem a sports haven. Today, the city is mourning the loss of longtime mayor Jim Taliaferro. Plus, Iraq says the U.S. is to blame for the hold up in weapons talks. And, it's been vacant since the seventies. But an old house at Natural Bridge now holds residents of the creepy kind.
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[ANCHOR=syo]


News 7 at eleven is next.

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[VO-NAT]


The longtime mayor of Salem dies today, after a prolonged illness.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young, Teresa Hamilton is off tonight.

[Taliaferro]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Jim Taliaferro passed away around noon today at Salem's V-A hospital.
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[VO-NAT - :32+]
[SUPER=@file;]

He was diagnosed with liver cancer in December. Taliaferro is credited with spurring the city to build the football and baseball stadiums near the Salem Civic Center.
For his contributions to baseball he earned a spot in the Salem-Roanoke Hall of Fame. Taliaferro left the city's top office in 1996 after 22-years on the job. The city will honor Taliaferro with a reception at the Salem Civic Center Monday from 4-to-7 P-M. He will be laid to rest on Tuesday at East Hill Cemetery at 10 o'clock in the morning. He was 66 years old.
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[Dominion-Power]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
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Workers at Dominion Power are walking the picket lines this weekend...
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[VO-NAT - 21:22:30 - :20.5]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; ]

Union officials say nearly all the employees they represent are participating in the strike, but a Dominion spokesman says he won't comment on the union's figures. Union members hit the picket lines at the company's headquarters in downtown Richmond and other locations around Virginia yesterday. Meanwhile, the company says it's eager to work out an agreement.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They left under a very...]

((KEN BARKER/DOMINION POWER VICE PRESIDENT; THEY LEFT UNDER A VERY GOOD SITUATION AS FAR AS THE WAY THEY LEFT. WE WANT THEM BACK AND WE'D BE VERY MUCH WILLING TO GO TO THE TABLE AND TALK SOME MORE.))
[SUPER=01-Ken Barker/Dominion Power Vice President; : ]
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[OUT Q=and talk some more.]
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[VO-NAT - :10+]

Virginia Governor Mark Warner issued a statement in which he says he'll closely monitor the situation to make sure state residents' power supply isn't interrupted.
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[Booker-Memorial]


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[WRITER=jus]
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The Booker T. Washington National Monument in Franklin County may soon be expanding.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


The U.S. Senate has approved legislation to expand the boundary of the historical site.
Under the legislation, the Secretary of Interior will be able to acquire fifteen acres of land next to the monument.

Congressman Virgil Goode says the land will act as a buffer from continuing construction at the Westlake area.
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[SOT 25:23]
[IN Q=We really needed to]

((REP. VIRGIL GOODE: WE REALLY NEEDED TO GET THIS 15 ACRES OR OTHERWISE DEVELOPMENT WOULD BE RIGHT ADJACENT TO THE PARK AND IT WOULD I THINK WOULD HAVE DETRACTED FROM THE PLANTATION SETTING THAT WAS THERE, THAT IS THERE NOW, THAT WAS THERE IN 1850'S.))
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[OUT Q=there in the 1850's]
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[VO-NAT]


Congressman Goode sponsored the bill which passed in the House last year.
The legislation now goes to the president's desk for his signing.
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[Soul-Picnic]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-33 TC-04:44]
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Some soulful sounds were heard in Roanoke today...
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF BAND PLAYING]
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[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF BAND PLAYING]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Hundreds turned out for the fifth annual Stone Soul Picnic.
The goal of the event is to bring the Roanoke community together for a day of fellowship and family fun.
This year's picnic was dedicated to the memory of the late Roy Stanley.
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[SOT 21:43:58]
[IN Q=He was mentor]

((DUKE ELLINGTON/ORGANZIER: HE WAS A MENTOR FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE. HE CAME FROM SMALL ROOTS OF COURSE WHAT WAS IT WYTHEVILLE VIRGINIA, MOVED TO ROANOKE, CAME TO OUR STATION, WOULDN'T QUICK UNTIL HE GOT A JOB AND BECAME ONE OF THE MOST BELOVED PERSONALITIES IN ROANOKE IF I MAY SO AS FAR AS BEING A SPORTS CASTER AND A HUMANITARIAN.))
[SUPER=01-Duke Ellington/Organizer]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=and a humanitarian]
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[VO-NAT]


Roy's is memorialized on a Roanoke-made mural dedicated to local and national figures.
W-D-B-J's President and General Manager Bob Lee was also honored today with the Diamond award for man of the year.
The picnic wrapped up around ten o'clock tonight.
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[Gretna-Soldiers]


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[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-]
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Two soldiers from southside were honored today for fighting in the war on terrorism.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


Dan Matherly of Sandy Level and Stan Crowder from Gretna recently spent six months in Afghanistan.
Today at a ceremony at Magnum Point Marina, Congressman Virgil Goode presented Crowder with a flag that has flown over the U.S. Capitol.
Crowder was honored for his bravery during a special mission in Afghanistan last January when his helicopter crashed.

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[SOT 6:42]
[IN Q=It happened so fast]

((STAN CROWDER/U.S. ARMY SPECIALIST: IT HAPPENED SO FAST UNTIL THE AIRCRAFT STOPPED AND YOU COULD HEAR EVERYBODY ELSE MOVING AROUND AND YELLING, I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED. WE FELT THE FIRST INITIAL IMPACT BUT WE ROLLED OVER, WE WERE GOING SO FAST IT WAS LIKE WITHIN A BLINK OF AN EYE.))
[SUPER=01-Stan Crowder/U.S. Army Specialist]
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[OUT Q=blink of an eye]
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[VO-NAT]


Crowder suffered severe damage to his right eye.
But he was still able to help several of his fellow soldiers out of the burning helicopter.
He says it was all part of the job and therefore he is not a hero in his mind.
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[Musselman]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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[WRITER=khu]
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A man from Roanoke County who was deported from Israel for aiding protesters in Palestine says Hamas and other extreme political groups in the Middle East will be marginalized- -if and when Israeli troops withdraw from Palestine.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


While many Americans view Hamas as a terrorist organization, Nathan Musselman says Hamas is a political party that is responding to the immediate needs of the Palestinians.
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[SOT 17:35:50 on 2-shot]
[IN Q=These people aren't]

((THESE PEOPLE AREN'T KILLING ISRAELI'S BECAUSE THEY JUST WANT TO KILL. THEY'RE JUST LIKE YOU AND ME, BASICALLY. Keith Humphry/ News: But you and I don't go around on weekends, killing people. NO. BUT THE DIFFERENCE IS: WE'RE NOT LIVING LIKE THE PALESTINIANS ARE LIVING. I WISH EVERYONE IN THE WORLD DID BELIEVE IN NON-VIOLENT WAYS OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION, BUT MOST PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY DON'T AND MOST PEOPLE IN PALESTINE DON'T EITHER. AND PEOPLE PUSHED IN A CORNER LIKE THAT WILL FIGHT IN ANY WAY THEY CAN.))
[SUPER=01-Nathan Musselman/Peace Activist]
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[OUT Q=way they can]
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[VO-NAT]

Musselman's comments are part of an in-depth interview conducted this week by News 7's Keith Humphry. You can see an extended segment of it tomorrow, on News 7 Sunday Morning.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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[WRITER=syo]
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The vice president of Iraq is blaming the US for a lack of weapons inspections talks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MBC;]

In an interview this morning Taha Yassin Ramadan blamed the US for pressuring the United Nations to avoid the issue. Iraq's foriegn minister wrote a letter to the U.N. Thursday inviting an arms inspector too Baghdad to discuss the country's weapons of mass destruction. Accounting for those weapons is key to suspending U.N. sanctions, imposed when Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Meantime, the President Bush says Iraq's offer doesn't alter his commitment to a "regime change" or his determination to look at "all options... all tools" to remove Hussein from power. [Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[WRITER=rle]
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Still ahead on News 7 at 11, we'll take a trip to a haunted house that offers plenty of suprises...
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[VO-NAT]

and these people were trying to keep cool by taking a dip in a vat of lime jello. More on that a little later in the newscast.
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[Peach-Festival]


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[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
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If you have a sweet tooth then Roanoke is the place to be this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The annual Peach Festival took place at the Sun Trust Plaza.
This year's event featured peach sundaes, cobblers, and milkshakes.
Proceeds from the festival benefit the Northwest Child Development Center.
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[SOT 21:29:56]
[IN Q=It helps tremendously]

((MAXINE CROWDER-WILSON/FESTIVAL ORGANIZER: IT HELPS TREMENDOUSLY. WE ARE FORTUNATE THAT WE HAVE GOOD RESPONSES TO OUR GRANTS THAT WE WROTE THIS YEAR BUT EVEN SO WE HAVE 95 CHILDREN AND THAT'S A LOT AND IT TAKE A LOT TO RUN A QUALITY PROGRAM.))
[SUPER=01-Maxine Crowder-Wilson/Festival Organizer]
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[OUT Q=a quality program]
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[VO-NAT]


The Northwest Child Development Center is offering childcare for kids six months to 12 years old.
Organizers hope the two day event will raise nearly ten-thousand dollars.
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[Truck-Jamboree]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11 Pm]
[WRITER=jus]
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Things are revving up this weekend in Rockbridge County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.]


The fifth annual Truck Jamboree took place today at the Lee HI Travel Plaza in Lexington.
This year's show features a truck parade, antique cars and trucks, as well a pick-up Truck Beauty Contest.
The annual event helps raise money for the Lexington/Rockbridge County United Way.
Organizers hope to raise nearly twenty thousand dollars this year.
The jamboree continues until midnight tonight.
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[Monster-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=syo]
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Halloween is still a few months away, but there's something scary going on in Rockbridge County. In this week's Time Off we take a spooky trip to the Haunted Monster Museum.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Stay close together for this is the edge of darkness...]
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[OUT Q=POINT OF NO RETURN.]
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[IN Q=Stay close together...]

[((STAY CLOSE TOGETHER FOR THIS IS THE EDGE OF DARKNESS, THE POINT OF NO RETURN.))]
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[OUT Q=the point of no return.]

The last group of people to enter the former Stonewall Inn didn't fare so well. At least that's how Mark Cline tells it. The creator of the Haunted Monster Museum built a legend to go along with his new attraction starring a professor and the students he experimented on.
[SOT 45:48-46:00]
[IN Q=He wanted to do some good things for the world...]

((MARK CLINE: HAUNTED MONSTER MUSEUM: HE WANTED TO DO SOME GOOD THINGS FOR THE WORLD AND EXTRACT FEARS AND CAGE THEM BEHIND WALLS BUT SOMETHING WENT WRONG.))
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[OUT Q=but something went wrong.]

The legend helps get visitors in the right frame of mind and primes their imagination to pick up where the "haunting" leaves off. There are dark corners, sudden movements, unexpected thrills and chills but nothing too terrifying. Cline calls it Scooby Doo meets the Twilight Zone and anything in between.
[SOT 31:33-31:39]
[IN Q=The professor did try to bring...]

((MARK CLINE: THE PROFESSOR DID TRY TO BRING THE KING OF ROCK AND ROLL BACK TO MAKE THE WORLD A HAPPIER PLACE. UNFORTUNATELY, THERE WERE PROBLEMS HERE, TOO, SO WE ENDED UP WITH ELVISTINE.))
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[OUT Q=ended up with Elvistine.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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[IN Q=This haunted house is very tongue in cheek...]

((MARK CLINE: THIS HAUNTED HOUSE IS VERY TONGUE IN CHEEK, IT'S ALOT OF FUN. IT'S NOT REAL HORROR. THERE'S NO BLOOD AND GUTS HERE.))
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[OUT Q=no blood and guts here.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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[IN Q=If you come here expect to get startled.]

((MARK CLINE: IF YOU COME HERE, EXPECT TO GET STARTLED. EXPECT TO GET A LITTLE BIT SCARED BUT EXPECT TO LAUGH WHEN YOU LEAVE.))
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[OUT Q=expect to laugh when you leave.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT]
[IN Q=The house was built in...]

((SHAN: THE HOUSE WAS BUILT IN THE LATE 1800'S OR EARLY 1900'S. AND, AS WITH ANY HOME THAT LOOKS LIKE THIS ONE, THERE ARE RUMORS THAT IT'S HAUNTED.))
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[OUT Q=rumors that it's haunted.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT] [SO 45:04-45:24]
[IN Q=Two stories that came up to me...]

((MARK CLINE: TWO STORIES THAT CAME UP TO ME WERE OF A MAN THAT LIVED HERE AND SUPPOSEDLY CAUGHT HIS YOUNGER WIFE WITH A YOUNGER MAN AND HE MURDERED THEM BOTH HERE IN THE HOUSE AND THEN KILLED HIMSELF ON THE PREMISES. WHETHER OR NOT IT'S FACTUAL, I DON'T KNOW BUT IT SURE FITS THE HOUSE.))
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[OUT Q=sure fits the house.]

And makes the seance scene that much spookier.
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[IN Q=Professor Cline, if you're with us...]

((PROFESSOR CLINE, IF YOU'RE WITH US, PLEASE GIVE US A SIGN.))
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[OUT Q=give us a sign.]

So, sharpen your funny bone...
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[IN Q=Rise! Rise!]

((MARK CLINE: RISE! RISE! SHHHHH. HE'S ASLEEP. (pats dummy.)))
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[OUT Q=Shhhh. He's asleep.]

Bring your sense of adventure and... ...enter... if you dare.
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((MUSIC))
[RUNS= :04]))
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[TAKE WDBJ7.COM FS #4472]
[ANCHOR=SHANNON]

For more information about the Haunted Monster Museum log onto our website and click on News 7 Saturday and Sunday Morning.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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Still ahead on News 7 at 11, next week racing at the New River Valley Speedway will be live on your hometown station, and tonight racers were tuning up... Travis Wells will have highlights.
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[VO-NAT]

plus it could be the hottest thing on one wheel. We'll introduce you to a sport that's carrying quite a reputation coming up.
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[Commercial]

[Profile-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=rca]
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Radford University students will see a familiar face taking over as the school's police chief...
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

43-year-old Grandville Hampton has been with the University Police Department for 17-years. He has worked his way up from student dispatcher, to Sergeant, Lieutenant and now Chief. Hampton says he would like to train more officers on bike patrol to make it easier to respond to calls on campus...
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[SOT 16:48:15]
[IN Q=it has]

((GRANVILLE HAMPTON/RU POLICE CHIEF; IT HAS GROWN QUITE A BIT WE'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR A LOT MORE TERRITORY FOR WHAT WE USED TO BE WHEN I FIRST CAME HERE THE DEDMON CENTER WAS JUST BEING BUILT AND NOW WE BOUGHT A LOT OF OFF CAMPUS PROPERTY AND WE'VE ADDED A LOT OF ACADEMIC BUILDINGS AND IT REALLY HAS GROWN QUITE A BIT.))
[SUPER=01-Granville Hampton/RU Police Chief; :]
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[OUT Q=QUITE A BIT.]
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[VO-NAT]

Hampton is expecting an enrollment of 93-hundred students this Fall. He received both his Bachelors and Masters degree from R-U. We'll have more on the new man in charge, tomorrow in our Virginia Profile...
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[Wheelbarrow]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=NET]
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The latest extreme sport spin off of skateboarding and roller blading involves a yard tool that's been around for a long time. Di Harper explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=At the skatepark]
[SUPER=03-Oswestry Shropshire, UK; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jude Sharpe/Barrow Pusher; :20]
[SUPER=01-Dan Sharpe/Barrow Pusher; :40]
[SUPER=01-Di Harper/Reporting; :52]
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[OUT Q=today and gone today... CRASH (NOT OBVIOUS)]




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[WRITER=twe]
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The Salem Avalanche fell to the Kinston Indians tonight and as a result, lost out on a chance to gain sole possession of 2nd place.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


The players and fans held a moment of silence in honor of former Mayor Jim Taliaferro tonight.
The Indians Grady Sizemore got Kinston off on the right foot in the top of the 4th inning. He rips a solo homerun to deep centerfield and the Indians were on the board 1-nothing.
The Avs got a run back in the bottom of the inning. Brad Hawpe scores on the Christian Berroa grounder and the game was tied at 1.
[SUPER=37-Kinston/2/Salem/1/;]


But the Avalanche bats went cold the rest of the way and Kinston wins two to one.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Virginia Tech Hokies officially kicked off their season this afternoon in Blacksburg with the annual media day festivities. Mike Stevens says the Lane Stadium construction project isn't the only building that's gone on this offseason.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ronyell Whitaker/Virginia Tech Senior Cornerback; :17]
[SUPER=01-Willie Pile/Virginia Tech Senior Safety; :36]
[SUPER=01-Lee Suggs/Virginia Tech Running Back; :57]
[SUPER=01-Grant Noel/Virginia Tech Senior Quarterback; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/Virginia Tech Sophomore Quarterback; 1:28]
[SUPER=@MIKE1; 1:35]
[SUPER=01-Tom Gabbard/VT Associate Athletic Director; 1:48]
[RUNS=2:09]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-Racing]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
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The Dodge/WDBJ 300 is now just a week away. You can catch that race live here on your hometown station next Saturday night from the New River Valley Speedway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.; :00]


Tonight, the Late Model drivers tuned up for next week's event. Steve Lynch spent some time out front in the number 11 ride tonight, but Lynch eventually finished third. Tink Reedy padded his points lead with a second place finish, but Butch Hamlet was able to hold off the field and take the checkers in the Taco Bell ride. For Hamlet, it's his second win of the season.
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[S-Busch]


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[WRITER=twe]
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Stuart's Jon Wood made his Busch series debut tonight at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Wood started 6th in the Kroger 200 and that's right where he finished.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/TNT; :00]


It didn't take long for things to get nasty in this one. Just a few laps in, Ron Hornaday gets into the back of Shane Hmiel triggering a seven car pileup. Hank Parker, Junior also got caught up in the mess.
Scott Riggs led 93 laps but cut a tire with less than ten laps to go and that left the top two contenders in the points chase to duke it out.
Greg Biffle held off a hard charging Jason Keller to win the Kroger 200.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Greg Biffle/Wins Kroger 200]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=ran really good."]
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[S-Qual]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-123 TC4458]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]


There's no place like home for Winston Cup driver Tony Stewart. Today in Indianapolis, the Indiana native was one of five drivers who blistered the speedway for a new track record in qualifying for Sunday's Brickyard 400.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/TNT; :00]


Bill Elliott just missed out on his 3rd consecutive pole position. Elliott's Dodge clocked in over 182 miles per hour.
But Stewart had a little extra in the tank. He turned a quick lap at 182.96 miles an hour. Stewart will lead the pack to the green flag tomorrow. Now here's the complete starting grid for tomorrow's race. [GO TO BOARD] [WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5016;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Tony Stewart/182.960/2. Bill Elliott//3. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//4. Robby Gordon//5. Ryan Newman//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Steve Park//7. Kevin Harvick//8. Sterling Marlin//9. Mark Martin//10. Joe Nemechek//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Johnny Benson//12. Jeremy Mayfield//13. Mike Skinner//14. Michael Waltrip//15. Jimmy Spencer//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. John Andretti//17. Dale Jarrett//18. Matt Kenseth//19. Ward Burton//20. Todd Bodine//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Jeff Gordon//22. Ricky Craven//23. Jeff Burton//24. Geoffrey Bodine//25. Ricky Rudd//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-26. Kenny Wallace//27. Kyle Petty//28. Casey Atwood//29. Jeff Green//30. Ken Schrader//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Terry Labonte//32. Bobby Hamilton//33. Dave Blaney//34. Jerry Nadeau//35. Rusty Wallace//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Ted Musgrave//37. Jimmie Johnson/Prov/38. Kurt Busch/Prov/39. Elliott Sadler/Prov/40. Bobby Labonte/Pro

v/;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Hut Stricklin/Prov/42. Brett Bodine/Prov/43. Mike Wallace/Prov/;]
[RUNS=:45]
[OUT Q=.....last driver."]
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[S-Skins]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=copy]


The American Bowl is in progress and the NFL preseason has begun tonight in Osaka, Japan. The Steve Spurrier era is underway for the Redskins. Right now the game is approaching hafltime. The Skins and 49'ers are tied at 7. Sage Rosenfels has a touchdown pass to Derrius Thompson.

[S-Hall]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-132 TC1756]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


The Pro Football Hall of Fame has five new members. The new class includes former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, the Steelers John Stallworth, former Redskins coach George Allen, Dan Hampton, and Dave Casper.
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[SUPER=03-Canton, OH/ESPN; :00]

Kelly led the Bills to four Super Bowls. He threw for over 35 thousand yards and 237 touchdowns during an eleven year career. Kelly also went to the Pro Bowl five times. Allen coached for 12 years in the NFL, including 7 in Washington. Senator George Allen represented his late father at today's induction ceremonies.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=@Allen; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=your inspiring life."]
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[Jello-Jump]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-28 TC-21:55]
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Some local people cooled off by taking a dip in a sticky mess.
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[SOT - 11:49:56]
[INQ=Three, two one...]

((THREE TWO ONE... SEEYA!!!))
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It was all an effort to raise money for the Special Olympics. The 13th annual jello jump was the second to be held in Salem. A silent auction was also held at tonight's Salem Avalanche game. (------------) Organizers hoped to raise more than 5-thousand dollars at the event.