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Coming up on News 7-
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The gizmos you hang from your rear-view mirror may exhibit your personality, but may also give away your secrets. We'll tell you about the law that says they're illegal. Plus, a couple local communities are mourning the death of two pillars of society. And, one day after she was swiped from her mother's minivan, a Texas infant is safe and her suspected kidnapper, in custody.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


They may keep your car smelling good...
or help show your patriotic spirit.
But the stuff dangling from your rear-view mirror might get you in a lot of trouble.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young in for Jean Jadhon tonight.

[Mirror-Law]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[TAPE#=02-31 TC21:56]
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We've probably all done it at one time or another...
But as Keith Humphry reports some people are finding out that hanging an attention-getting item on your rear-view mirror could catch that attention from police.
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[SUPER=01-Sgt. Dan Jessee/State Police; :20]
[SUPER=@keith1; 1:48]
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(( It's actually is a violation of state law to have anything other than the mirror or a sun visor blocking the windshield. Many motorists just have to display their favorite sport, or feel compelled to put their patriotism out front. Whether they know it or not, they're rolling the dice with these things, begging for attention from the law.
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[SOT 1:38]
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((ANYTHING HANGING FROM THE MIRROR THAT OBSTRUCTS THE VISION OF THE DRIVER INSIDE AND NOT APPROVED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT IS CONSIDERED TO BE A VIOLATION.)) [RUNS08]
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That means ANYthing- -under Virginia Code Section 46-point-2-dash-10-54... whether it's the Lord Jesus or the Devil Himself, an effort to clear the air or catch a dream.
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(( I DIDN'T KNOW THAT.))

[SOT @1:52:25]

((Does it concern you? NOT REALLY, SINCE NOBODY'S EVER MENTIONED IT.))

[SOT @1:45]

((WELL, THANK YOU FOR SAVING ME.)) Not everyone we talked with was so contrite.
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((I HEAR YA))

[SOT 1:49:35]

((THERE'S NOTHING OBSTRUCTING MY VIEW, SO WHO CARES WHAT THEY SAY.)) [RUNS03] His dice are heirlooms, having hung in the family van.
[SOT @ 1:50]

((The police could pull you over for that. THEN I'LL HAVE A VERY HEATED ARGUMENT WITH THEM. THAT'S JUST THE WAY I WAS BORN. I'M A VERY STUBBORN PERSON. Then who knows what that might lead to, they might want to search your vehicle and hassle you for something else. I HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE. THAT'S THE WAY I AM. IT'S JUST DICE.)) [RUNS:21] The law has been on the books since 1960. State police aren't saying they've begun using it as an excuse to pull someone over they SUSPECT of something else. But that has happpend.
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((WE STOP A VEHICLE FOR SPEEDING, IT ENDS UP BEING A DRUG CASE OR AN ALCOHOL CASE. ANY VIOLATION HAS THAT POTENTIAL.))

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[OUT Q=any violation has that potential]

Just last month a trooper pulled a woman over in Wythe County, because she had a bunch of air fresheners in her van. Josefina Bueno Duarte allegedly had almost seven kilos of cocaine hidden in the rear quarter panel. She told the trooper a man at a car wash in Chicago had asked her to drive to Winston Salem. Keith Humphry, News 7.))

[Meeks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=tha]
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Amherst County is mourning the loss of its longtime prosecutor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co./File Tape; ]

Commonwealth's attorney Ed Meeks passed away at the hospital last night-- after becoming ill over the weekend. The 55- year old Meeks had served as Amherst's prosecutor since 1977. The family will receive visitors tomorrow night at the Whitten Monelison Funeral home in Amherst. Funeral services will be held Friday morning.
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[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE]

[Scott]


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[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE]

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[super=03-Danville/1997; ]

The city of Danville is also grieving. According to Scott Funeral home, Danville city councilman Charles Scott died today while visiting Florida. The 49- year old Scott, who suffered from diabetes, was first elected to Danville city council in 1998. Scott was vice president of Wyatt Buick, a pilot and a former Chairman of the Danville Regional Airport Commission.
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[Allen]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Residents of the Carolinas are breathing easier tonight.
The man suspected of killing four people is in custody.
Quincy Allen was captured in Texas after a four mile chase that included gunfire and spike strips.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Surry Co., NC/Monday]


Investigators belive Allen's to blame for killing a convenience store clerk and a customer just across the Virginia border in Surry County North Carolina.
[SUPER=03-Richland Co., SC/File Tape]


Allen was already on the run from two murders in Richland County, South Carolina.
The Sheriff there says Allen sent an e-mail to Columbia media admitting to one of the murders, and saying he wanted to be famous.
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((LEON LOTT/RICHLAND CO., SC SHERIFF; I DON'T THINK HE WANTED TO GET CAUGHT. ACCORDING TO HIM HE WANTED TO BE FAMOUS.
HE WANTED TO KILL A LOT OF PEOPLE. I DON'T THINK HE'LL BE REMEMBERED FOR THAT. HE'LL BE REMEMBERED FOR BEING A VICIOUS KILLER WHO WAS GUTLESS.))
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Sheriff Lott says South and North Carolina prosecutors will have to work out who will actually put Allen on trial.
He says the duty will likely fall to whichever agency has a stronger case, and will give Allen a stiffer sentence if he's convicted.

[Campbell-Murder]


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The search for a killer continues in Campbell County after a fatal shooting near Lynch Station last night.
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Around midnight, authorities say a masked gunman walked into this home on Dearing Ford Road and shot to death 26-year-old Tony O'Brien Stone.
Stone's two brothers, his mother and an infant child were also in the house at the time, but they were not injured.
Police would not discuss a motive, but say the shooting did "not" appear to be random.
Investigators are pursuing several leads but no arrest has been made.
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[United-Bankruptcy]


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[WRITER=syo]
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United may be the next major airline to file for bankruptcy.
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[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

The airlines' struggling parent company said today it may have to file Chapter 11 this fall unless it can somehow cut costs. Three airlines, including US Airways, have already filed for bankruptcy protection this year, citing the sluggish economy, competition from low-cost carriers and a downturn in travel following Sept. 11. United, the nation's No. 2 airline, would be the biggest to seek protection from creditors. UAL Corp. said it was setting a 30-day limit to try to reach agreements on cost-cutting.
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[National-Earnings]


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As the nation's top companies submit earnings statements to the Securities and Exchange Commission, President Bush says we've entered a new era of corporate accountability.
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An unprecedented collection of documents was sent by C-E-O's of the country's largest public companies... swearing to the accuracy of their recent financial reports. Several companies have already admitted errors, and restated their finances. The government required action is designed to end corporate fraud and restore investor confidence
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[IN Q=Like you, I have been disappointed...]

((PRESIDENT BUSH: LIKE YOU, I HAVE BEEN DISAPPOINTED IN SOME OF AMERICAN'S CHIEF EXECUTIVES. THEY LET US DOWN. THERE'S NO LONGER EASY MONEY FOR THESE FOLKS. THERE'S HARD TIME.))
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[OUT Q=There's hard time.]
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[VO NAT :12] The Securities and Exchange Commission says it'll be at least a week before it knows how many companies failed meet the deadline.
It's still unclear what kind of penalty might be imposed.
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[Earnings]


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On the local level - - several companies filed the required paperwork. Among them ... Roanoke based Advance Auto. Norfolk Southern also filed as didd Anthem Incorporated, the company that recently acquired local health insurance provider ... Trigon. None of the companies say they will need to re-evaluate their financial statements.

[Dominion-Power]


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Striking Dominion Virginia Power workers marched outside the state capitol today... and then marched back to the bargaining table.
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[SOT 12:27:14]

((NATS: LOCAL 50, ON STRIKE, LOCAL 50, ON STRIKE.))
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[OUT Q=on strike. DOUBLE OUT.]
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[VO-NAT]


Workers have been on strike since August 2nd.
They're demanding better pensions and health care plans for retirees.
Today, Dominion offered them a new 5-year contract proposal that it says improves those things.
The union represents 37-hundred workers in Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia.
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[West-Nile]


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More birds infected with the West Nile virus have now been found in the Lynchburg area.
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[VO-NAT - :18+ - 02-24 TC-1:09:13]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]

Yesterday, the Cental Health District received word that a crow found near Campbell Avenue tested positive, and today test results showed a bird found off of Route 24 in Appomattox was infected. Last week, an infected pigeon was found in the Hill City So far, no people in Southwest Virginia have been reported infected.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[WRITER=dse]
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If the air bag cover on your used car looks a askew, it might be hiding something...
Find out why and what you can do about it when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus the latest child abduction ends with a tearful reunion.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Abducted-Baby]


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A former prison guard is charged with the kidnapping of a one month old girl from a Walmart parking lot. The infant was found safe today when police pulled over the car she was in on a traffic stop. Chris Lawrence has more on the happy ending.
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[SUPER=01-Randy Akers/Hardemon Co., TX Sheriff; :36]
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((ONE-MONTH OLD, NANCY CRYSTAL CHAVEZ, RETURNED TO THE LOVING ARMS OF HER MOTHER ... JUST HOURS AFTER BEING IN THE ARMS OF A KIDNAPPER.
(SOT: MARGARITA CHAVEZ/MOTHER)

"My hopes never ended. I trust the Lord. And I was very sure I was going to get my baby back." DEPUTIES FOUND BABY NANCY DURING A TRAFFIC STOP IN QUANAH, ABOUT 125 MILES FROM WHERE SHE WAS ABDUCTED. OFFICERS NOTICED THE CAR MATCHED THE DESCRIPTION OF THE ONE BELONGING TO THE KIDNAPPER. THEY ALSO SAW A BABY INSIDE. BUT THE DRIVER, 24-YEAR OLD PAULA ROACH, TOLD THEM THE CHILD WAS HERS ... AND THAT THE INFANT WAS ONLY A DAY OLD.
(SOT: RANDY AKERS/SHERIFF, HARDEMON CO.)

"We looked and (her) navel was completely healed, and that indicated that baby wasn't born yesterday. So we felt like we were lied to and this was probably going to be the baby we was looking for." NANCY WAS ABDUCTED FROM A WALMART PARKING LOT TUESDAY AFTERNOON. HER MOTHER, MARGARITA, STEPPED AWAY FROM THE FAMILY MINIVAN TO RETURN A CART ... AND THAT'S WHEN HER BABY WAS SNATCHED.
(SOT: CHAVEZ)

"I yelled that's my baby. Don't take my baby." A SECURITY CAMERA CAUGHT THIS DRAMATIC VIDEO OF MAGARITA DESPERATELY TRYING TO STOP THE KIDNAPPER. SHE'S THANKFUL THE POLICE FINALLY DID.
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POLICE ARE GIVING A LOT OF CREDIT TO THE AMBER ALERT SYSTEM, ISSUED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TEXAS. IT ALERTED PEOPLE FROM ONE END OF THE STATE TO THE OTHER, INCLUDING RIGHT HERE IN FORT WORTH. ROACH -- A FORMER PRISON GUARD -- NOW FACES KIDNAPPING CHARGES. SHE WAS APPARENTLY TRYING TO PASS THE CHILD OFF AS HER EX-BOYFRIEND'S.
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"Here she comes with a baby, saying it's my son's, but it's not. OFFICIALS SAY FORTUNATELY BABY NANCY WAS NOT HARMED. CHRIS LAWRENCE, CBS NEWS.))

[Airbags]


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A consumer group says the airbag you're counting on to protect your life could be fake...
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[VO-NAT ]

The "Automotive Occupants Restraints Council" is warning that after an airbag is deployed SOME repair facilities install FAKE airbags instead of new ones. The group says more than one- hundred false bags have been discovered in North America. But, for about a hundred bucks you can hire a trained inspector to check your airbags to make sure they're safe.
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[IN Q=We take our scanning]

((WAYNE SCHWABENLAND/AIRBAG INSPECTOR: WE TAKE OUR SCANNING EQUIPMENT AND OUR KNOWLEDGE AND CHECK OUT THE SYSTEM AND FIND IT TO BE PUT TOGETHER TOTALLY WRONG OR WITH BAD COMPONENTS.))
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[VO-NAT]

The consumer group says customers buying a used vehicle or having an airbag repaired should be most aware of the problem.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]

However, Virginia IS one of fourteen states that have passed a bill for the regulation of airbag replacement.

[Bedford-Ax]


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A Bedford County woman faces charges after a head-on collision that injured four people today near Smith Mountain Lake.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


It happened around 12:30 on White House Road south of Moneta.
Police say a Ford Explorer driven by 31-year-old Josie Reed was headed north on Route 608 when she collided with another car nearly head-on.
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[SOT 13:27:23]
[IN Q=The driver of]

((TROOPER G.R. SNEAD/STATE POLICE: THE DRIVER OF THE FORD EXPLORER FOR SOME REASON WAS OVER IN THE OPPOSITE LANE, ALMOST COMPLETELY IN THE LANE, OTHER THAN THE RIGHT SIDE OF HER TIRES WERE ON THE YELLOW LINE.))
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[VO-NAT]


Three juveniles in the Honda were injured.. it took rescue crews more than a half hour to extricate one passenger from the car.
None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.
Reed also suffered minor injuries in the crash.. she will be charged with reckless driving.
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[Wilder-Cuts]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Former Governor Doug Wilder is not seeing eye-to-eye with a state commission he chairs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The commission studying government waste today refused to adopt Wilder's recommendations, which included eliminating several state agencies and a Cabinet position.
The panel instead voted to provide Governor Mark Warner with general criteria for making his own cuts.
Wilder says the mandate of the Commission was to propose specific agency cuts.
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[OUT Q=HAS THAT NOT COME UP.]
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Wilder says he'll ask Warner, who's on vacation, whether the governor wants the panel to offer specific recommendations.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
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Still ahead on News 7, see how fighting forest fires will help an area college professor in the classroom.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus parts of Europe suffer their worst flooding in more than a century.
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[Prague-Flooding]


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Deadly flood waters in the Czech capital of Prague threaten the cities' historic structures.
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[VO-NAT 14:21:14]
[SUPER=03-Prague, Czech Republic;]

The rain HAS stopped but officials say flood barriers are under maximum pressure until waters begin to ebb. Workers worry heavy winds will cause a storm and rupture barricades. Officials say the (vol-Tahv-ah) Vltava River is nearly 24 feet above its normal summer level. More than 200- thousand people have been forced to evacuate their homes. Torrential rains and flooding from Germany to Russia are responsible for the deaths of at least 94- people. At least nine people have died in the Czech Republic and several more are missing.
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[Drought]


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Meanwhile, drought has now engulfed nearly half the contiguous United States... and it's getting worse.
The National Climatic Data Center says areas of extreme drought stretch from the Southwest to Montana and Nebraska, and from Georgia to Virginia.
July saw significantly below-average rainfall in 27 states.
The biggest drought on record was in July 1934, when moderate to extreme drought covered 80 percent of the lower 48.

[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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UVa 's top football recruit leaves one post graduate school for another, the latest on the Roy Stanley memorial auction, and Tech quarterback Bryan randall has new found confidence,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/FOX; :]

But first our extra point. In Chicago, Houston jumped to a 4-to-0 lead and held off the Cubs 4-to-3. In the top of the seventh, the Astros craig Biggio crushes his tenth homer of the season, a two run two out blast that plates Carlos Zambrano to make it 4-nothing, Stros hold on for the 4-3 win.
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[S-Compton]


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[WRITER=sma]
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Stacy Compton will return to a familiar car this weekend in the Winston Cup Pepsi 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona, FL; :00]


Compton will drive for Melling racing this weekend in the number 92 Dodge, the car he drove in 2001. Compton left Melling racing when the team could not secure a sponsor for this season. Stacy, who was released by A.J. Foyt racing earlier this month. Stacy will pull double duty this weekend, also driving in the Busch Series race Saturday.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-127]
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Back to the majors, The Braves blanked San Francisco 1-nothing. Barry Bonds went homerless. Tom Glavine won for the fifth time in six starts, giving up just five hits and he improves to 16 and 6.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/Padres vs. Mets; :00]


On to New York where the San Diego padres handed the Mets their 10th loss in the last 13 games. Ron Gant hit s two run homer in the first off Al Leiter (lie-ter) and the Padres win 6-2.
[SUPER=03-Montreal, Canada/Dodgers vs. Expos;]


In Montreal, the Dodgers beat Montreal 5-2 thanks in part to Shawn Green, green clocked his 35th homer of the season off Bartolo Colon in the third to break a 2-2 tie.
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[S-Auction]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-124 4553TC]
[GRAPHIC=ROY OBIT 2001]


Tonight the Roy Stanley Memorial auction kicks off at the Salem Civic Center at seven and admission is free. Mike Stevens shows us some of the basketball and NASCAR items.
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[SUPER=01-Chip Sullivan/Ashley Plantation Golf Pro; :59]
[SUPER=@MIKE1; 1:09]
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(( The basketball items include everything from a ball autographed by the Maryland Terrapins national title team to a Larry Bird fan's fantasy of autographs, shirts, figures, mugs and Wheaties Boxes. There are collectibles from Jordan and Magic, as well - PLUS - a card autographed by hall of famer Willis Reed - just to mention a few of the available roundball items. On the NASCAR front there are autographed trading cards, signed diecasts, photos autographed by Jeff Gordon and Bobby Labonte. And a rare framed autograph set of Dale Earnhardt Senior and Dale Junior cards. Plus, fans will have a chance to win tickets to the Martinsville Speedway, the Virginia International Raceway, and take home the Richard Petty Driving Experience for two at Charlotte. And fans can bid to become honorary pit crew members on Rusty's team for the Martinsville race. There also will be some golf stuff for players and collectors. All proceeds go to support the Roy Stanley Memorial scholarship fund.)) ((CHIP SULLIVAN:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:))

[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Virginia Tech's opener against Arkansas State is almost here.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

The Hokies appear to have ended their brief quarterback competition and left the starting job in the hands of Grant Noel. But one thing is different from this time last year - Bryan Randall is not only bigger and better - he has gained the respect and the confidence of his coaches, the fans and fellow players.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=WELL, I WANT TO...]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/Virginia Tech Quarterback; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Stinespring/Va. Tech Offensive Coordinator; :21]
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[OUT Q=...RECOGNIZE THAT."]
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[S-UVA]


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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-128 43:20]
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UVa star recruit Ahmad Brooks decided three days ago to withdraw from Fork Union and enroll at Hargrave Military Academy where he will play football this season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00]

The standout linebacker, seen here in a high school game returning a kick, made this decision because, if he meets NCAA division one requirements on his SAT's between now and October, Hargrave will allow him to leave school in January and enroll at Virginia in the spring where he could play spring football.
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[anchor=steve]
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Fork Union requires a student to stay the entire school year. Brooks was on Hargrave's campus yesterday trying on his football uniform.

[S-PH]


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Patrick Henry high school and the Patriots first year coach highlight our Friday Football Extra coverage this morning.
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Kevin Clifford takes over for the Patriots this year and will try and build on last seasons 2 and 8 record. He is trying to first reconstruct the schools community interest in football. Clifford and his staff have given the field house a face lift.
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[SUPER=01-Kevin Clifford/Patrick Henry Football Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=.....build on that"]
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On the field, 120 kids have come out for the four programs and PH ordered 20 more helmets Tuesday. The varsity returns 14 starters and nine of them are on the defensive side of the ball.
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[OUT Q=.....looked real good"]
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[Oregon-Fires]


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A Virginia Tech Forestry professor is back home tonight...after spending two weeks fighting wildfires in Oregon.

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Shep Zedaker (Zed-uh-ker) is one of 20 volunteer firefighters from around the region...who traveled to Medford in Southern Oregon last month to help battle the fires.
Zedaker teaches a firefighting course at Virginia Tech and during his trip, he managed to brush up on his own skills and obtain a fire crew boss certification.... something he says will help him in the classroom later on.


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((SHEP ZEDAKER/VA TECH FORESTRY PROFESSOR; BEFORE, YOU KNOW, WHEN WE HAD A FIRE OVER THE STATE LINES, WE COULDN'T GO UNLESS SOMEBODY ELSE WAS THEIR LEADER. SO, NOW, WE CAN GO WITH ME TAKING THE CREW OVER THERE SO THAT'S A BENEFIT TO US.))

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[OUTQ=benefit to us.]
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Zedaker says right now, the fires are about 25-percent contained. (-------------)