[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Four dead birds- -but, so far, they've not found any mosquitos hereabouts carrying West Nile virus. We'll examine the
odds of getting a serious case of the disease.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And a young concert-goer who provided a lethal drug overdose then rushed two peers to the hospital gets some help from the court.
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[Sports-Head]


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

Tonight on News 7 sports - Franklin County wins the Metro Golf tournament. Pulaski County is in the Friday Football Extra spotlight tonight.
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[VO-NAT]

And its a chance to turn left and right this week for the Cup drivers as they hit the road course at Watkins Glen.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


And it will be a great weekend for racing action with clear skies expected. That story coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]



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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


More birds in our area test positive for the West Nile Virus.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Health officials says it's only a matter of time before it shows up in mosquitos.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[West-Nile]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=02-33 TC08:34]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Health official say so far this year, 4 birds in Southwest Virgina have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Two were recovered from Roanoke, one in Lynchburg and one from Patrick County.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Joy /Microwave;]


Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has the latest...
Keith and Shannon,
While the infected birds could mean the West Nile Virus is in our area...
[LIVE= Joy /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]

they pose no health risk to humans.
Health officials say its mosquitos that transfer the virus to human. And so far no infected mosquitos have been spotted west of the Richmond area.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Health officials say it's only a matter of time]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Molly O'Dell/District Health Director;14]
[SUPER=01-Dick Tabb/Environmental Health Manager;1:07]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=not decomposed]


(( Health officials say it's only a matter of time before the West Nile Virus hits our area.. if it's not here already. That's why they're monitoring birds infected with virus in hopes of tracking the spread of the disease.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT14:12]
[IN Q=A mosquito carries it and gets the virus]

(( A MOSQUITO CARRIES IT AND GETS THE VIRUS FROM BITING ONE OF THOSE INFECTED ANIMALS AND THEN WILL BITE ANOTHER ANIMAL AND TRANSMIT IT)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=and transmit]


That's the same way the virus is transferred to humans. Health Officials say the best way to avoid getting the West Nile virus is to avoid mosquitos.
You should use insect repellent, wear protective clothing and get rid of standing water around your house were mosquitos breed. Even if someone is bitten by an infected mosquito, only one out of 3-hundred will get sick...and a very small percentage of those will become seriously ill.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT13:19]
[IN Q=The mortality rate is very low]

((THE MORTALITY RATE IS VERY VERY LOW COMPARED TO OTHER DISEASE AND PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES THAT WE'RE DEALING WITH EVERY DAY. AND THAT'S VERY VERY IMPORTANT )) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=that's very important]


In the meantime health officials are asking for your help...
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[SOT19:00]
[IN Q=We want two things from citizens]

((WE WANT TWO THINGS FROM CITIZEN CALL ON DEAD BIRDS REGARDLESS OF SPECIES AND THEN BLUE JAYS, CROWS AND RAPTORS THAT HAVE BEEN DEAD LESS THAN 24 HOURS FOR UNKNOWN REASONS THAT ARE STILL IN GOOD SHAPE, NOT DECOMPOSED)) [RUNS21]
[OUT Q=not decompossed]))
(XXXXXXXXX)

[WIPE TO FS BOARD]
[ANCHOR=Joy]


To report a dead bird in the Roanoke Valley call 540 -857-7663 or contact your local health department.
Then place the bird in a plastic bag and cover it with ice.
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[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Joy /Microwave;]


Keith & Shannon, Health Departments will only accept the birds Monday through Friday.

[Church-Theft]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-36 TC04:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke Police are investigating a string of burglaries at several churches.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

They say at least a dozen churches have been hit over the last three weeks. Typically, they've been broken into through a window during the night. Burglars have taken everything from food and petty cash, to electronic equipment.
(+++++++)

[TAKE CRIMELINE FS] If you have any information about the break-ins you can call Crimeline at 344-8500
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[Danville-Dogs]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The reward to track down whoever's been harming dogs in the Danville area has grown to more than 26-hundred dollars.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says it will add a thousand dollars to the fund established by the Danville Area Humane Society.
Four dogs in the Danville area and one in nearby Providence, North Carolina have been found scalded in recent weeks.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Anyone with information should call Danville Crimestoppers at 434-799-0000.
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[Sebas]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-27 TC38:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]

If ever there was a lesson that drugs and alcohol don't mix. It's the story of a young man from Connecticut who provided the dose of morphine that may have killed a couple of his acquaintances while passing through Salem last Fall.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Alford plea]
[SUPER=01-Matt Sebas/Defendant; :00 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :03]
[SUPER=01-Mike Green/Salem Police Detective; ]
[SUPER=01-Charlie Phillips/Sebas' Attorney; ]
[SUPER=01-Fred King/Salem Commonwealth's Attorney; ]
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=another life wasted]
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[SOT 14:03:22]
[IN Q=]

((ALFORD PLEA AS AN ACCOMMODATION, SIR.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]

Matt Sebas pled guilty but he wanted the judge to know he's no drug dealer. He'd simply accommodated some people he was partying with who wanted drugs. Autopsies showed the tablet and a half or morphine they ground up and snorted wasn't all that his friends had ingested.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:33:54]
[IN Q=]

((THEY LISTED MORPHINE, DETRILAPAM, DIAZEPAM AND ETHANOL, WHICH IS ALCOHOL.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=]

The defense had a toxicologist prepared to say morphine was not the killer in this case.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT Charlie @ 13:54:40]
[IN Q=]

((AND HIS CONCLUSION WAS THAT THE MORPHINE DID NOT, AND COULD NOT HAVE KILLED EITHER OF THE DECEDENTS. AND THERE WERE OTHER DRUGS MIXED IN THAT HE CONCLUDED WERE MORE PROBABLE.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=]

Sebas drove the two overdose victims to a medical facility in West Salem. But 18-year old Andrew Briggs of Vermont was dead by the time Sebas got him there. And 20 year old Amanda Parks of Maine died soon afterwards. Authorities credit Sebas with trying to help Briggs and Parks, though he'd only known them a week or two.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:39:45]
[IN Q=]

((IN FACT HE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THEIR REAL NAMES. HE ONLY KNEW MR. BRIGGS AS "BRIGGER." AND HE KNEW THE GIRL'S NAME WAS AMANDA. HE REALLY DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THEM AT ALL.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=]

They were all followers of a band called The String Cheese Incident. They had stopped in Salem to "party" between concerts. The prosecutor said the victim's families realize it could just as well have been their child who was charged and Sebas who had died.
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[SOT 13:50:55]
[IN Q=]

((THEY DO NOT WISH TO SEE ANOTHER LIFE WASTED.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=another life wasted]))
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith]

Sebas was officially ordered to serve a three year sentence, but he'll start out at Hegira House and may not have to serve any active prison time, if he does well in the drug and alcohol treatment program.
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[Secure-Virginia]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-19 TC1:50:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Could the nation's food supply be the next target for terrorists?
(------------)
[VO-NAT :18.5]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Presentations at Virginia Tech included the topic today. University faculty talked about agri-terrorism on a state panel that was created to make the Commonwealth safer. Led by former Lieutenant Governor John Hager, Secure Virginia collects information and makes recommendations to Governor Warner.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:11:13]
[IN Q=the result ]

((JOHN HAGER/COMMONWEALTH PREPAREDNESS; THE RESULTS OF SEPTEMBER 11TH HAVE COME DOWN ON US IF YOU WILL TO MAKE US STUDY THESE VULNERABILITIES GET INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC TRY TO BRING PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR SILOS TO WORK TOGETHER ))
[SUPER=01-John Hager/Commonwealth Preparedness Committee;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=TOGETHER]
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[VO-NAT]

Hager says Tech plays a large role in agri-terrorism because of its research capabilities. The panel meets again on September 5th in Richmond. Governor Warner is expected to announce steps to guard against agri-terrorism then.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


A piece of civil war history is back on dry land tonight.
More on the Monitor when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus, they're cramming at the area's newest high school... not for a test... but for opening day.
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[Hidden-Valley]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-25 TC1:14:28]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Hidden Valley High School will open on time and under budget.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


But there is still plenty to accomplish before the new Roanoke County school welcomes its first student later this month.
Joe Dashiell took a tour this morning.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Most students]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Pam Weddle/Head Librarian; :13 quick]
[SUPER=01-Paul Schaefer/Informations Systems Dept.; :28]
[SUPER=01-Dave Blevins/Principal; :41]
[SUPER=@Joe2; :54]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke County]


((Most students won't walk through the doors until August 26th, but there are plenty of new arrivals at Hidden Valley High School.
Like the library books that Claudia Liechty and Jennifer Mason were checking in when we visited.
[SOT 04:11]
[IN Q=Having all new books...]

((PAM WEDDLE/HEAD LIBRARIAN: HAVING ALL NEW BOOKS. IT'S A LIBRARIAN'S DREAM TO HAVE EVERYTHING NEW.))
[RUNS= :04]
[OUT Q=to have everything new.]


A few painters are still on their ladders... and the flooring crew is just a few tiles from completion... Soon the last of the construction workers will be moving on, so county staff and volunteers are busy moving in.
[SOT]
[IN Q=For the past three days]

((PAUL SCHAEFER/INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEPT.: FOR THE PAST THREE DAYS I'VE BEEN OVER HERE ASSEMBLING COMPUTER TABLES, HOPEFULLY IN TIME FOR THE TRUCKS. RIGHT NOW WE'VE GOT TWO LABS IN PLACE AND WE'VE GOT ANOTHER TRUCK ON ITS WAY NOW TO GO IN THIS ROOM, SO THAT'S KIND OF WHY WE HAVE THE BREAK NECK SPEED GOING RIGHT NOW.)) ((DAVE BLEVINS/PRINCIPAL: WE HAVE HAD PARENTS STUDENTS TEACHERS COMING OVER TO PUT FURNITURE TOGETHER. THEY HAVE MOVED BOXES, MOVED THINGS IN, RECYCLING CARDBOARD THREE THOUSAND POUNDS OF CARDBOARD HAS GONE OUT THAT THINGS WERE SHIPPED IN.))
[RUNS= :26]
[OUT Q=good about it.]


The 30- million dollar school has 200- thousand square feet of space, and with no senior class this year, about 750 students to start.
Much of the landscaping will have to wait until Fall, but county officials say that with everyone pitching in, Hidden Valley High will be ready when the busses roll on august 26th.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))

[Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-26 TC52:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A happy ending to the story of a missing girl in central Virginia..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Yesterday]


Joseph and Delores Mayberry's daughter had been missing since Monday when she failed to show up at a friend's house.
Her parents spent the past few days putting up flyers and searching the neighborhood for her.
Sheriff's authorities say they were able to track down 15-year-old Shelly Mayberry last night.. she reportedly had been staying with friends in the Brookneal area.
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[Pike]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-21 TC1:29:01]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Members of what they like to call the "federal family" gathered in the U-S District Court's ceremonial courtroom this afternoon...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

to welcome a new addition: George Wayne Pike was sworn in as Western Virginia's new U-S Marshal. The 60-year old former Wythe County sheriff said he was honored. He has said he hopes to raise the profile of the Marshal's Office and help better inform people about the role of U.S. Marshals. He and his deputies- -a staff of 80 - -will transport prisoners, track down fugitives and seize and auction off forfeited assets.
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[Ringgold-Grant]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 Pm]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Pittsylvania County fire department will soon receive a check from the government.
Governor Warner today announced the Ringgold Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded more than 38-thousand dollars from FEMA and the U.S. Fire Administration.
The department can use that money for fire operations or training in fire safety.


[Stocks]


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


Stocks ended a winning week with a mixed session. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/33.43/8745.44/y/10.40/1306.12;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW gained 33 points.
NASDAQ fell ten.
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[VO]
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[SUPER=273-i/1.72/45.52/i/0.14/19.80/i/0.18/21.00/h/0.02/1.91/h/0.35/49.54;]
[SUPER=274-i/0.09/12.51/i/0.17/66.13/h/0.55/30.25/h/0.12/36.13/h/0.01/49.20;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[Registration]


[ANCHOR=Shannon ]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-28 TC27:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


You may be paying more to register your car in Virginia than you have to.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A new law that took effect July 1st authorizes the D-M-V to collect two dollars to go towards Virginia's 400th anniversary.
You don't have to pay it but many people are without even knowing it.
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.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]


Some people, even one area lawmaker, think the method's deceiving.
We'll have have an in-depth look tonight at 11.

[Monitor-Turret]


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


A 120 ton piece of rusted metal got a hero's welcome this morning in Newport News.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Newport News]


The gun turret of the Civil War ironclad Monitor was brought up the James River to the Mariners Museum where it will be restored and put on display.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=visitors scholars and]

((JOE FRANK/NEWPORT NEWS MAYOR; VISITORS, SCHOLARS AND STUDENTS, WILL COME IN EVEN GREATER NUMBERS TO OUR CITY TO SEEK OUT THE HISTORY, THE STORIES AND THE SIGHT OF A SHIP BROUGHT BACK BY THESE INTREPID SAILORS FROM A WATERY GRAVE. ))
[SUPER=01-Joe Frank/Newport News Mayor]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=a watery grave.]
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[VO-NAT]


The conservation process is expected to take 12 to 15 years.
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[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - Qualifying from the Glen, local racing in your backyard and final round results from the McLelland Metro golf tournament.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

And the Pulaski County Cougars are hoping to fill some big holes on both sides on the line this year in the Blue Ridge.
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[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-127 TC2733]
[GRAPHIC=Bob McLelland Tourney]


The Bob McLelland Metro Invitational Golf Tournament wrapped up today at Countryside, and when it was all over, there were some familiar faces atop the leaderboard.
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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 yesterday'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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Derek Bryant/Franklin Co. Head Coach; :03]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=perfect opportunity."]



[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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Brent Lawrence/Hidden Valley Golfer; :02]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=things going for me."]

(------------------)[S-Cougars]



[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-125]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


The Pulaski County Cougars are coming off a state runner-up finish, but this fall Joel Hicks is facing his biggest rebuilding job in recent memory.
(------------)
[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.
(///// SOT /////)
[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.
(///// SOT /////)
[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-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-123 4834TC]
[GRAPHIC=nascar]

The Winston Cup cars are on the road course this weekend at Watkins Glen and this afternoon road warrior - Ricky Rudd won the pole for Sunday's race.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Watkins Glen, NY/SpeedVision; :00]

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 Satelite Radios at the Glen.
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[GO TO QUALIFYING]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5016;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Ricky Rudd/122.696/2. Michael Waltrip//3. Tony Stewart//4. Bill Elliott//5. Ryan Newman//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Kevin Harvick//7. Robby Gordon//8. Matt Kenseth//9. Kurt Busch//10. Rusty Wallace//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Bobby Hamilton//12. Jimmie Johnson//13. Todd Bodine//14. P.J. Jones//15. Mark Martin//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Jeff Green//17. Dale Jarrett//18. Ward Burton//19. Scott Pruett//20. Dave Blaney//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//22. Mike Skinner//23. Jeff Gordon//24. Bobby Labonte//25. Jeff Burton//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[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//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Steve Park//37. Ricky Craven/Prov/38. Terry Labonte/Prov/39. Johnny Benson/Prov/40. Tom Hubert/Prov/;]


[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Ken Schrader/Prov/42. Kenny Wallace/Prov/43. Joe Varde/Prov/;]
[RUNS=:50]

[OC...LAST NAME]
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[S-NRV]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6PM]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-124 4506TC]
[GRAPHIC=bam]

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.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]

LIVE flag to flag coverage of the SHELOR DODGE 200 presented by Checkered Flag begins at 7 with a full field of 36 drivers expected for the race. We hope you'll head out to the track for the race as gates open at four and qualifying is set for five. Our coverage on WDBJ-7 begins at 7. All your favorites like Reedy, McGuire, Six Pack, Harris, Morris and Rumley will be there along with many others including Richard Landreth who steps into the Shelor car this weekend.
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[Field-Day]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-17 TC2:03:50]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Summer's coming to an end a bit early for some local kids...
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The Boys and Girls Club in the New River Valley celebrated the end of their summer program with a field day this afternoon. This is the first year the group hosted a full day, Monday through Friday, licensed program for kids in the area. Organizers say they wanted to end a successful summer with some fun.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 37:55:04]
[IN Q=we definitely]

((OLIVER MARQUES/BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB; WE DEFINITELY PLAN ON EXPANDING WE JUST OPENED UP OUR CHRISTIANSBURG SITE IN APRIL SO ONCE SCHOOL STARTS UP WE'RE GOING TO KICK OFF BOTH BLACKSBURG AND CHRISTIANSBURG WE'RE DEFINITELY TRYING TO GET MORE NUMBERS IN FOR THE KIDS WE WANT IT TO GROW IN THE COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Oliver Marques/Boys and Girls Club;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=THE COMMUNITY]
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[VO-NAT]

Marques (Marks) says the summer program had about 50 to 60 kids attending each week. Some members from Roanoke's Boys and Girls Club joined today's field day as well. (------------)