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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
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Virginia drivers, pay attention the next time you register your car. You could be paying for more than you bargained for. Plus, Chrysler wants the Cruiser back. The company's kicked off a recall. And the man behind the NRA fires off a surprising announcement. Charlton Heston talks about his health.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[SOT 1:21:47]
[IN Q=They need to ask you]

((LESLIE WILLIAMS: THEY NEED TO ASK YOU NOT PUT IT IN SMALL PRINT WHERE YOU REALLY HAVE TO BE TOLD. THAT'S REALLY DECEIVING.))
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[OUT Q=That's really deceiving]
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[VO-NAT]


Some drivers feel Virginia's Department of Motor Vehicles is taking them for a ride.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


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

[Registration]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11 Pm]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-32 TC33:44]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 @ 11]


You don't have to pay it but many people are without even knowing it.
We're talking about a 2 dollar fee added onto your vehicle registration. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /Pulpit;]


Justin McLeod joins us now to tell us why some feel the new fee is deceiving.
Shannon, it's one of those things where you have to read the fine print.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL]
[SUPER=@justin1]


The fee is voluntary but most people don't know that.
And for some motorists and one area lawmaker, that's a problem.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Pam Goheen/DMV Spokesperson; :30]
[SUPER=@griffith; 1:22]
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[OUT Q=FIRST OF THE WEEK]

((((NAT SOUND OF CALLING NEXT NUMBER; 4:40 TAPE 1))
The next time you go to register your car here in Virginia, take a real close look at your bill.
You may be paying more than you need to.
[SOT 1:18:40; 1:17:20]
[IN Q=I'm glad you did]

((STEPHEN WOOLDRIDGE: I'M GLAD YOU DID TELL ME, MY TAGS ARE DUE THIS MONTH.)) ((BERNADETTE HUFF: I HAD NO IDEA, I HAD NO CLUE.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=had no clue]


Here's what most people have no clue about.
The General Assembly passed a new law that went into effect July 1st.
It authorizes the D-M-V to collect two dollars to go towards Virginia's 400th anniversary Celebration.
[SOT :00:25 (DMV LADY TAPE)]
[IN Q=If a customer receives]

((PAM GOHEEN/DMV SPOKESPERSON: IF A CUSTOMER RECEIVES THEIR RENEWAL NOTICE AND SEES THAT ADDITIONAL TWO DOLLARS FACTORED IN IF THEY DON'T WISH TO CONTRIBUTE THEY CAN CHECK THE BOX AND DEDUCT THAT TWO DOLLARS OR JUST LET US KNOW WHEN THEY VISIT A CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=customer service center]


So the 2 dollar fee is voluntary....if you know about it.
Take a look at this renewal notice.
The fee is already added onto your registration.
If you wish not to pay it you must check a box and then deduct two dollars from the amount.
[SOT 1:19:26]
[IN Q=It's kinda like sneaky]

((MICHAEL HOLLAND: IT'S KINDA LIKE SNEAKY. THEY SHOULD ASK FOR IT IN ANOTHER WAY IF THEY REALLY NEEDED IT.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=really needed it]


That's because unless you read the fine print you'd probably have no idea you're paying more than you have to.
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[IN Q=I had my check]

((LESLIE WILLIAMS: I HAD MY CHECK WRITTEN OUT FOR 30.50 AND NOW THAT I KNOW I AM ONLY PAYING THE 28.50.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=paying the 28.50]

((NAT SOUND OF MORGAN TALKING "UNLESS YOU READ IT CAREFULLY; 4:56))
We brought these complaints to Delegate Morgan Griffith.
He voted for the bill but now says the law needs a second look.
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[IN Q=What we thought we were]

((DELEGATE MORGAN GRIFFITH: WHAT WE THOUGHT WE WERE DOING WAS HAVING A SITUATION WHERE YOU COULD OPT OUT VERY EASILY. HAVING SEEN THE FORM THAT HAS JUST BEEN SHOWN TO ME IT'S CLEAR THAT IT'S VERY CONFUSING AND IT'S NOT GOING TO BE CLEAR TO THE AVERAGE CITIZEN THAT THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO OPT OUT OF THAT TWO DOLLAR OPTION AND SO I WILL BE SPEAKING WITH SOMEONE FROM D-M-V AT THE FIRST OF THE WEEK.)) [Runs:20]
[OUT Q=first of the week]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL Pulpit]


Now if you have a problem with this fee, Griffith suggests you call your local legislator to tell them exactly how you feel.
As for the fee, it will remain in effect until 2008.
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Shannon, the first five million dollars collected will go towards Virginia's 400th anniversary. Any money collect after that will goes towards open space preeservation.

[West-NIle]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=02-33 TC10:07]
[GRAPHIC=West Nile Virus]


Four birds in Southwest Virgina have now tested positive for the West Nile Virus.
Two of those birds were found in Roanoke City, one in Lynchburg and one in Patrick County.
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[VO-NAT]


Health officials say infected birds pose no health risk to humans.
They are only being monitored to track the spread of the disease.
It's mosquitos that spread the virus to people.
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[SOT30:07]
[IN Q=We need to protect ourselves]

((DR. MOLLY O'DELL/DISTRICT HEALTH DIRECTOR; WE NEED TO PROTECT OURSELVES END OF CONVERSATION. THAT' THE BEST WAY TO AVOID BEING EXPOSED TO THE WEST NILE VIRUS))
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Health officials say avoid getting bitten by mosquitos, use insect repellent, wear protective clothing and get rid of standing water around your house that can be breading ground for mosquitos.
In the meantime, if you find a suspicious dead bird contact your health department.
Officials are collecting crows, blue jays, and raptors.
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[SOT18:13]
[IN Q=We test bird that are dead less than 24 hours]

((DICK TABB/ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH MANAGER; WE TEST BIRDS THAT ARE DEAD LESS THAN 24 HOURS. WE TELL THAT BY LOOKING AT THE EYES OF THE BIRD, IF THEY'RE CLEAR, THEY DON'T HAVE INSECTS. THAT MAKES A GOOD SPECIMEN FOR US))
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[TAKE FS PINNACLE]
To report a dead bird in the Roanoke Valley call 540-857-7663 or contact your local health department.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=HOLD]


Meanwhile the death toll from the West Nile outbreak in Louisiana climbed to seven today.
Health officials say two more people died-- a 76 year old woman and 94 year old woman.
The governor of neighboring Mississippi has declared a state of emergency as the number of cases increases.

[Radio-Ratings]


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Q-99's back on top of the Roanoke-Lynchburg radio market.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
That's the result of the spring Arbitron survey.
Star Country was second.
Former number 1 WROV fell to third, followed by country station WYYD and top 40 outlet K-92.
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[ANCHOR=SHannon]
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Star Country topped the ratings charts in the New River Valley.

[Cruiser-Recall]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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[WRITER=syo]
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If you own a PT Cruiser you may be getting a recall notice.
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[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI;]

Chrysler said today it's recalling more than 460-thousand 2001 and 2002 PT Cruisers to install a secondary seal to a fuel pump. The move is a response to the discovery of a fuel leak following a government crash test. Chrysler says its unaware of any incidents or complaints involving the fuel leak, but that the recall was initiated to reduce the possibility of a leak in a severe collision. About a quarter of the same cars will also be recalled for a separate safety issue with the under hood fuel supply line that could rub against the air conditioning service port, resulting in a fuel leak.
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[Avila]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The man accused of kidnapping and killing five- year- old Samantha Runnion appeared in a California court today.


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[VO-NAT 16:50:15]
[SUPER=03-Santa Ana, CA;]

Alejandro Avila's court appointed attorney pleaded not- guilty for him. The 27- year- old was kept behind thick glass and surrounded by officers during the proceeding but showed little emotion.
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[SOT 16:52:41]
[IN Q=If anyone deserves]

((DENISE GRAGG/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: IF ANYONE DESERVES PROTECTION BY THE CONSTITUTION, ITS THIS DEFENDANT, WHOSE LOOKING AT CHARGES THAT COULD COST HIM HIS LIFE.))
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[OUT Q=him his life]
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[VO-NAT]

Avila will now go through a preliminary hearing to see if there's enough evidence against him to go to trial. Prosecutors say they plan to seek the death penalty. Last year Avila was acquitted of molesting two young girls.. but now one of the girls is coming forward with more claims against him.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=Westerfield Trial]

Meanwhile, jurors in the murder trial of David Westerfield have gone home for the weekend. Westerfield is charged with kidnapping and killing his seven- year- old neighbor, Danielle Van Dam, earlier this year.
Jurors will reconvene Monday morning.


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[ANCHOR=Shan]
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[WRITER=syo]
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It's been less than a week since conjoined twins from guatamela were separated at the head. But doctors say the girls are already showing encouraging signs that they'll be alright. Manuel gallegus reports from Los Angeles.
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[IN Q=Even though they're still sedated...]
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[SUPER=01-Clarice Marsh/Director of Pediatric Nursing; :16]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Andy Madikians/Pediatric Intensive Care Unit; :30]
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((EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE STILL SEDATED, THE GUATAMALAN TWINS ARE ALREADY SHOWING SIGNS OF PROGRESS. DOCTORS AT MATTEL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL SAY THE ONE-YEAR OLD GIRLS HAVE OPENED THEIR EYES ... AND ARE NOW MOVING AND RESPONDING TO STIMULATION.
(SOT) Clarice Marsh/Director of Pediatric Nursing

"Already responding to the nurse's touch ...' PHYSICIANS HAVE ALSO BEGUN GIVING THE TWINS MORE NURTIENTS INTRAVENOUSLY.
(SOT) Dr. Andy Madikians/Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

"We put some protein in the IV bags. Things like multi-vitamins, copper, zinc." IT TOOK 22 HOURS OF PAINSTAKING SURGERY TO SEPARATE MARIA DE JESUS AND MARIA TERESA, WHO WERE BORN JOINED AT THE HEAD IN RURAL GUATAMELA. THEY SHARED BONE AND BLOOD VESSELS, BUT HAD SEPARATE BRAINS. AFTER THE SURGERY, MARIA TERESA HAD TO UNDERGO ANOTHER OPERATION TO STOP BLEEDING ON HER BRAIN. DOCTORS SAY THAT MAY BE THE REASON WHY SHE IS NOT RESPONDING AS WELL AS HER SISTER. BUT THE MEDICAL TEAM IS REMAINING CAUTIOUS and OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE LONG-TERM RECOVERY OF BOTH GIRLS. STAND-UP- THE TWO REMAIN TIGHTLY BANDAGED...AND THEY BOTH FACE MORE SURGERIES TO REPAIR THEIR SKULLS... MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Why do Virginia Tech and agri-terrorism go hand in hand?
Find out when News 7 returns.
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((I'M NEITHER GIVING UP NOR GIVING IN.))
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[OUT Q=nor giving in.]
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[VO-NAT]


Plus a surprising announcement from Charleton Heston... he's been diagnosed with a deadly disease.
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[Sports-preview]
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[OUT Q=THE BIG 7."]
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((Hey, folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as Vick and the Falcons open the preseason tonight against the Jaguars. Joel Hicks is chasing history with a mighty young team this year in Pulaski. Franklin County wins the McLelland invitational again. Plus, qualifying from the Glen, the return of the TV race at New River Valley, and the cycles are back at VIR on the B

ig 7.))[Heston]


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Charlton Heston says he has a new, real-life role -- that of patient. The actor and President of the NRA today announced he has symptoms similar to those of Alzheimer's disease. Drew Levinson reports.
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[IN Q=Charlton Heston wanted to play Moses...]
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((Charleton Heston wanted to play Moses in the 10 Commandments
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And he wanted to be the star of Ben Hur--the most honored film of all time. But his latest role is one he's being forced to accept. In a recorded statement the 78-year old actor said it appears he has Alzheimer's disease. Heston wanted to make the announcement now because later he might not be able.
(SOT: CHARLETON HESTON)

"FOR AN ACTOR, THERE IS NO GREATER LOSS THAN THE LOSS OF HIS AUDIENCE. I CAN PART THE RED SEA, BUT I CAN'T PART WITH YOU, WHICH IS WHY I WON'T EXCLUDE YOU FROM THIS STAGE IN MY LIFE." Heston won an Oscar in 1959 for Ben Hur...but his most notable credit lately has come as President of the National Rifle Association.
(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON)

"HESTON'S ANNOUNCEMENT IS REMINISCENT OF WHEN RONALD REAGAN WROTE A LETTER TO AMERICA REVEALING HE TOO WAS DIAGNOSED WITH ALZHEIMER'S. THEY ARE JUST TWO OF APPROXIMATELY FOUR MILLION AMERICANS WHO HAVE THIS DISEASE . IT AFFECTS THE BRAIN AND EVENTUALLY THE MEMORY." Heston said like Reagan, Martin Luther King, and JFK he's a fighter and he plans to keep working.
(SOT; HESTON )

"FOR NOW, I'M NOT CHANGING ANYTHING. I'LL INSIST ON WORK WHEN I CAN. THE DOCTORS WILL INSIST ON REST WHEN I MUST." And Heston doesn't want sympathy.... just a little patience.
(SOT HESTON )

"IF YOU SEE A LITTLE LESS SPRING IN MY STEP, IF YOUR NAME FAILS TO LEAP TO MY LIPS, YOU'LL KNOW WHY. AND IF I TELL YOU A FUNNY STORY FOR THE SECOND TIME, PLEASE LAUGH AGAIN ANYWAY." With 150 TV and movie credits to his name Charleton Heston said as an actor he's lived not one life but many, and for that he's thankful. Drew Levinson, CBS News, New York.))

[Secure-Virginia]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-19 TC1:52:20]
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Protecting the food supply is an issue being tackled by a group whose goal is to keep Virginians safe...
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Today the Secure Virginia Panel heard presentations from Virginia Tech faculty on agriterrorism issues. They went over risks and steps to protect the food chain. The panel is led by former Lieutenant Governor John Hager who says Tech plays a large role in the issue...
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[SOT 18:25:13]
[IN Q=JUST THE]

((JOHN HAGER/COMMONWEALTH PREPAREDNESS; JUST THE FACT THAT THERE IS JUST SO MUCH RESEARCH FUNDS BRING EXPENDED HERE ON A VARIETY OF PROGRAMS LIKE THE PRESENTATIONS WE HAD THIS MORNING.))
[SUPER=01-John Hager/Commonwealth Preparedness Committee;]
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[OUT Q=THIS MORNING]
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[VO-NAT]

The panel makes recommendations to Governor Warner ... who then decides approval. Other topics presented tothe panel panel today included cybersecurity and the development of a vaccine for anthrax. The panel will meet again on September 5th in Richmond.
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[Sebas]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=502-11 27:56]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

He could have gotten 160 years in prison. Instead a young man from Connecticut faces drug treatment and no more than three years incarceration.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

Matt Sebas (SEE-bass) had admitted to police that he was the one who provided a tablet and a half of morphine.
[SUPER=04-November 5;]

There's some dispute over whether that's what caused the deaths of two other young people from New England. They were "string heads," followers of a band called the String Cheese Incident. Following a concert in Lexington last November, the group stopped at the Knight's Inn in Salem to "party."
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[SOT 14:39:22]
[IN Q=]

((MIKE GREEN/SALEM POLICE DETECTIVE; AND HE STATED THE NIGHT OF THE PARTY AT KNIGHT'S INN HE THOUGHT SOMEONE, HE THOUGHT PERHAPS MR. BRIGGS, HAD ASKED, "DID ANYONE HAVE ANY DRUGS?" HE REMEMBERED HE HAD THOSE ITEMS, PRODUCED THEM, THEN THEY CRUSHED THEM UP AND SNORTED THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Green/Salem Police Detective]
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[OUT Q=then they crushed them up and snorted them.]
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[VO-NAT]

Sebas entered an Alford guilty plea, not admitting guilt but acknowledging that he might be found guilty. He goes first to Hegira (heh JEER-rah) House for drug treatment and counseling. If that goes well he may not have to serve any active prison time, even though the judge formally sentenced Sebas to serve three years.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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Construction workers, teachers, even parents are working overtime... trying to get the area's newest high school ready for the first day of class.
We'll see how they're doing next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus a Tennessee man is no worse for the wear after setting a scuba diving record... just a little pruny.
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[Commercial]

[Hidden-Valley]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-25 TC1:16:06]
[GRAPHIC=Hidden Valley High]


After years of planning and construction, Hidden Valley High School is now just two weeks away from opening. And though much work remains, officials say the new school will be ready.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Today, crews put the finishing touches on the flooring, and a few painters touched up the walls... but most of the interior construction is complete.
County staff and volunteers were busy assembling furniture and moving materials into the new facility.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A lot of boxes to move]

((DAVE BLEVINS/HIDDEN VALLEY PRINCIPAL: A LOT OF BOXES TO MOVE AND UNPACK. AND THE EXCITEMENT'S REALLY BUILDING NOW AS WE SEE THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL. AND REALLY FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Blevins/Hidden Valley Principal;]
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[OUT Q=and really feel good about it.]
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[VO-NAT]


The 30-million dollar school has 200- thousand square feet of space. And with no senior class this year, about 750 students to start.
An open house is scheduled a week from Saturday.
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[Monitor-Turret]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-23 TC1:10:37]
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Part of the U-S-S Monitor returned to Virginia this morning... not as a ship of war, but as a relic of history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fort Monroe]


The turret of the civil war ironclad was brought up the James River by barge this morning.
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((NAT CANNONS))
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[VO-NAT]


The artifact was saluted by ceremonial cannon fire at Fort Monroe, not far from the site of its famous battle with the Confederate ironclad Virginia.
[SUPER=03-Newport News]


The turret was taken ashore and received a hero's welcome at its new home-- the Mariners Museum in Newport News.
A conservation operation begins tomorrow and could last as long as 15 years.
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[S-EXTRA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA & SP-124 4506TC]
[GRAPHIC=bam]

Falcons' football highlight are on the way tonight along with qualifying results, a preseason football look at Pulaski, results from the McLelland Metro golf tournament. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Last Saturday; :00]

WDBJ -7 returns to the New River Valley Speedway tomorrow night to bring the excitement of local Late Model Stock car racing right into your living room. We will have LIVE flag to flag coverage of the SHELOR DODGE 200 presented by Checkered Flag beginning at 7 with a full field of 36 drivers expected for the race. If you want to be there in person. We'll see you at the track. Gates open at four and qualifying is set for five. Our coverage on WDBJ-7 begins at 7.
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[S-Falcons]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-130 2841TC]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


The first full week of NFL preseason action began last night.
[GRAPHIC=FALCONS]

The Atlanta Falcons were home in the dome last night taking on the Jacksonville Jaguars in a game that had a lot of local flavor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/WXIA; :00]

Michael Vick stepped into the huddle as the Falcons' starter last night and played most of the first half. Across the line he looked straight into the eyes of newly acquired Jaguar middle linebacker Wali Ranier - the former UVa star. Vick led the Falcons to two first half field goals. First with the frozen rope to Shawn Jefferson on the slant-in. Later in the half Vick will hit his fullback underneath for a first down as the Falcons moved the ball pretty effortlessly early on. In that same drive Vick will be, well Vick, as he drops back and then takes off setting up a short field goal with the carry to the ten. The Falcons' top draft pick T.J. Duckett had his moments in the game, looking decent for someone who missed a lot of training camp.
[super=30-Jacksonville/13/Atlanta/23;]

And speaking of looking good, Fred Taylor is back after missing 14 games last season. He did a lot of nice things in the 1st half. Falcons win it 23-to-13.
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[S-Cougars]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-125 2946TC]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


The Pulaski County Cougars have some serious work to do this preseason to develop some depth and experience.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.; :00]


Gone are all eleven defensive starters and 9 more on offense. But the Cougars had an undefeated JV team, and with a little varsity experience, Pulaski County could find itself right back in the Blue Ridge District mix.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Joel Hicks/Cougars Head Coach; :05]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=have some talent."]
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[VO-NAT]


Hicks should reach a coaching milestone later this season. With four more wins, he would reach the 300 victory plateau for his career.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=where they are now."]
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[vo nat con't] Joel will have some good help this year as former Christiansburg coach Mike Cole has joined the Pulaski staff.
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[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-127 TC2733]
[GRAPHIC=Bob McLelland Tourney]


The Bob McLelland Metro Golf Tournament closed out yesterday at Ashley Plantation with the Eagles again on top.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]


Defending champion Neal Hunt of Franklin County took home the individual honors this afternoon. Hunt followed up Thursday's 69 with a 3-under par 70. Jeff Walters of North Cross was 2nd. Hunt nailed birdie putts like this one at number three enabling the Eagles to capture the team title with a two day total of 604. William Byrd was second at 615.

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[SUPER=01-Derek Bryant/Franklin Co. Head Coach; :03]
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[OUT Q=perfect opportunity."]
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[VO-NAT cont'd]


This week's tournament marked the first sporting event in the history of the new Hidden Valley High School. The Titans finished in seventh place.
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[SUPER=01-Brent Lawrence/Hidden Valley Golfer; :02]
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[S-Coach]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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[GRAPHIC=HIDDEN VALLEY]

And speaking on the Titans - Hidden Valley filled its final coaching position yesterday with a somewhat unique hire. The school's new baseball coach is Jason Taylor, a former assistant at Glenvar. Taylor also happens to be a school resource officer who is a full-time employee of the Roanoke County police department.

[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-123 4834TC]
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One of NASCAR's road course kings rose to the occasion yesterday at Watkins Glen.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Watkins Glen, NY/SpeedVision; :00]

Ricky Rudd, in the Havoline Ford just missed the track qualifying record that is held by Dale Jarrett. And Dale Earnhardt, Junior just missed this varmit that dashed in front of the Budweiser Chevy. Now here is the complete starting grid for the Sirius Satellite Radios at the Glen.
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[GO TO QUALIFYING]
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[SUPER=X5016;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Ricky Rudd/122.696/2. Michael Waltrip//3. Tony Stewart//4. Bill Elliott//5. Ryan Newman//;]
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[SUPER=0107-6. Kevin Harvick//7. Robby Gordon//8. Matt Kenseth//9. Kurt Busch//10. Rusty Wallace//;]
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[SUPER=0107-11. Bobby Hamilton//12. Jimmie Johnson//13. Todd Bodine//14. P.J. Jones//15. Mark Martin//;]
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[SUPER=0107-16. Jeff Green//17. Dale Jarrett//18. Ward Burton//19. Scott Pruett//20. Dave Blaney//;]
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[SUPER=0107-21. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//22. Mike Skinner//23. Jeff Gordon//24. Bobby Labonte//25. Jeff Burton//;]
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[SUPER=0107-26. Casey Atwood//27. John Andretti//28. Sterling Marlin//29. Boris Said//30. Jeremy Mayfield//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Brett Bodine//32. Elliott Sadler//33. Joe Nemechek//34. Kyle Petty//35. Jerry Nadeau//;]
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[SUPER=0107-36. Steve Park//37. Ricky Craven/Prov/38. Terry Labonte/Prov/39. Johnny Benson/Prov/40. Tom Hubert/Prov/;]


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[SUPER=0107-41. Ken Schrader/Prov/42. Kenny Wallace/Prov/43. Joe Varde/Prov/;]
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[OC...LAST NAME]
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[S-VIR]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-104]
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[WIPE TO ENG#!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alton; :00]

And the Virginia International Raceway is hosting the US Superbike Championships this weekend on the picturesque road course near Danville. Two full days of racing are set for this weekend at VIR.
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[SUPER=01-Laura Comstock/VIR Public Relations; :00]
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[OUT Q=...EXCITING TO SEE."]
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[Scuba-Record]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=]
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A Tennessee scuba diver is the proud holder of a new record for staying underwater.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Bristol, TN;]

Jerry Hall says he feels good after three days at depths as great as 34 feet. He ate pieces of fruit and vegetables -- and learned soup from a squirt bottle wasn't very satisfying. He also drank water and ate small candies. He says, once he got in the water, he had some second thoughts.
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[SOT 21:13:41-21:13:50]

((JERRY HALL/SCUBA RECORD HOLDER: I DID, I THOUGHT I SHOULDN'T HAVE DONE THIS. I GOT MYSELF WAY IN OVER MY HEAD. AND THEN TIME WENT BY AND IT WAS OKAY.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Hall/SCUBA Record Holder;]
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[OUT Q=time went by and it was okay.]
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[VO-NAT :16]

Hall took about four hours to emerge from South Holston Lake near Bristol this morning to avoid health problems associated with the increased pressure on his body. He used 36 tanks of air during his 72-hour dive. His record tops the old one by 12-hours.
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