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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
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Authorities in Henry County fear a nine year old girl is no longer in the area after being abducted from her home. They're also investigating the murders of the girl's parents. Plus, he's been gone a quarter century but Elvis still has 'em all shook up. We'll drop by Graceland. And sports fans came out in force to honor a longtime local legend and hometown boy.
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[ANCHOR=Shan]

News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I tell the public]

((I TELL THE PUBLIC TO TAKE GOOD LOOK AT THIS LITTLE GIRL AND BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR HER. WE DON'T KNOW WHO SHE MAY BE WITH.))
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[OUT Q=who she may be with.]
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[VO-NAT]


And authorities still don't know WHERE Jennifer Short may be, despite a search that ran into the evening.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


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

[Henry-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#02-32 TC38:16]
[GRAPHIC=Jennifer Short]

[**ANCHOR TAG**] Jennifer has now been missing for at least 14 hours.
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[TAKE JENNIFER FS] Authorities says they are now quite certain the nine year old Henry County girl was kidnapped .. and that her abduction
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[TAKE FAMILY FS] is connected with the shooting deaths of her parents, whose bodies were found in the family's Oak Level home this morning.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]

The search for Jennifer Short is over for the night, and it's unclear whether it will resume to any major extent in the morning.
[Double Boxes=Shannon and Justin/Microwave]

Justin McLeod is outside the family home with the latest information.
[Live=Justin Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Justin1;]
[SUPER=05-Henry Co.;]
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(Rollcue: Jennifer Renee short will turn up alive.)
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff; :00]
[SUPER=01-Clyde Goad/Nearby Resident; :13]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :20]
[SUPER=01-Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Department; :29]
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[OUT Q=desperate it becomes.]
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[SUPER=05-Henry Co.;]
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[Double Boxes=Shannon and Justin/Microwave]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]

We will stay on the Jennifer Short story overnight and have the latest information tomorrow on News 7 Mornin', starting at 5-30.

[River-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=02-28 TC35:14]
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Roanoke police say a woman was pulled from the Roanoke River after she jumped off a bridge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Police say the woman leaped from the Walnut Avenue bridge just after 10 tonight.
Firefighters managed to find her and get her out of the water a few minutes after they arrived.
The woman was taken to the hospital.
No word yet on her condition.
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[Dominion-Union]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-34 TC13:22]
[GRAPHIC=Strike]


The 13 day strike against Dominion Virginia Power is over.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday]


The company and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers signed a tentative agreement late this afternoon.
The new contract includes a 15 percent raise over the next five years as well as better early retirement and health care benefits.
The 37-hundred striking workers will return to their jobs over the next few days.
They'll also have to ratify the contract.
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[Us-Airways]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=US Airways Restructuring]


Roanoke and Lynchburg appear to be safe in U-S Airways' restructuring plan.
The airline says just one of the 204 cities it services will lose service.
Saginaw, Michigan, is the unlucky place.
The airline says one of its U-S Airways Express carriers has decided to drop its run between Saginaw and Pittsburgh.
Otherwise, U-S Airways says its restructuring plan will allow for continued service to its 203 other cities.

[School-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A teenager who went on a deadly shooting spree at a California high school last year is looking at 50 years to life in prison.
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[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

Charles ``Andy'' Williams pleaded guilty to killing two students and wounding 13 others at Santana High School outside San Diego in March of last year. He said the attack was a response to being bullied.
[SUPER=03-El Cajon, CA;]

After hearing testimony from victims and their families, Williams, who's now 16, made a tearful statement to the court saying he feels ``horrible'' for what happened.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It really hurts to know...]

((CHARLES "ANDY" WILLIAMS/CONVICTED KILLER: IT REALLY HURTS TO KNOW THAT I'M RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THIS STUFF. IF I HAD 'D HAVE NEVER GOTTEN OUT OF BED.))
[SUPER=01-Charles "Andy" Williams/Convicted Killer;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=have never gotten out of bed.]
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[VO-NAT :15]

Prosecutors had sought a sentence of 425 years but the judge opted for the minimum penalty, calling the attack vicious and fiendish, but noting that Williams had endured a difficult home life and had no prior history of criminal behavior.
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[Tire-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-25 TC1:25:03]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


A judge has ordered psychiatric treatment for a teenage boy convicted of setting Roanoke County's massive tire fire.
But the boy's attorney says he'll appeal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./March;]


In June, the 15-year-old was found guilty of setting the brush fires that spread to Willie Keeling's illegal tire dump, burning millions of tires.
The judge sentenced the boy to a live-in rehabilitation program that includes school and counseling.
He'll be held in juvenile detention until he can begin the program.
His attorney says the boy wants a new trial because his confession was forced.
He has 10 days to appeal.
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[Post-Office]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-21 TC1:36:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A petition effort is underway in Radford to save a downtown postal location.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

City officials were notified by the U-S Postal Service that this postal contract station will be closed September 14th because it's not making money. The location was opened in 19-99 after a new full service postal facility opened on the West end of town. Mayor Tom Starnes says the city was told that a downtown office would be maintained. He says its vital to area businesses because it draws customers to the area. A petition supporting the idea is at the contract station.
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[West-Nile]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-24 TC1:16:26]
[GRAPHIC=West Nile Virus]


The spread of the West Nile virus is prompting more horse owners to take action against mosquito borne illnesses.


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[VO-NAT - :16.5]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

There are a variety of illnesses that can injure or kill horses, but the vaccine for West Nile has not been routinely administered in our region. Now, as infected birds are found veterinarians say horse owners are starting to realize the need to vaccinate their stock against West Nile.
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[SOT - 12:10:47]
[IN Q=People are saying...]

((DR. WALLY PALMER/VIRGINIA TECH VETERINARIAN; PEOPLE ARE SAYING OK, I'VE HELD OUT, NOW WE'RE SEEING SOME BIRDS IN ROANOKE, SOUTH VIRGINIA, AND THE TIDEWATER REGION. NO HORSES YET, BUT IT'S A CHEAP VACCINE. I'M GOING TO VACCINATE MY HORSES.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Wally Palmer/Virginia Tech Veterinarian;]
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[OUT Q=going to vaccinate my horses.]
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[VO-NAT - :07+]

The equine West Nile vaccine has been partially approved, but still needs more testing to measure its effectiveness.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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It's moving day for some Pentagon employees... less than a year after terrorists crashed an airliner into their offices.
We'll show you when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus Elvis fans gather for a candlelight vigil to mark the 25th anniversary of the King's death.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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((Hey, everybody, Travis Wells here in News 7 Sports office. Coming up later, a look at the Roy Stanley Memorial Auction which raised over 12 grand tonight in Salem, the Virginia Tech Hokies try and bounce back from a viral infection that's been making the rounds in Blacksburg, and Tiger Woods is in the hunt at Hazeltine. All that and then some in just a few.))

[Elvis-Anniversary]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
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There's a whole lot of shakin' goin' on in Memphis. Fans of the King of Rock-n-Roll are flocking to Graceland to honor Elvis on the 25th anniversary of his death. Teri Okita reports.
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[IN Q=A tapestry of lights...]
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((A TAPESTRY OF LIGHTS WOUND ITS WAY THROUGH THE GROUNDS OF GRACE LAND. TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELVIS FANS HOLDING VIGIL FOR THE KING OF ROCK AND ROLL -- A QUARTER-CENTURY AFTER HIS DEATH. THIS ISN'T SIMPLY A TOURIST ATTRACTION. FOR MANY IT'S A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE. THEY COME FROM ALL OVER THE GLOBE TO PAY HOMAGE. WITH 500 FAN CLUBS WORLDWIDE, THE PRESLEY ESTATE SAYS HE'S GOT MORE FOLLOWERS THAN ANY OTHER ENTERTAINER LIVING OR DECEASED. AS THEY MARCH SINGLE FILE TOWARDS THE MEDITATION GARDEN WHERE ELVIS IS BURIED, THE ESTATE SAYS THE LINE OF DEVOTEES WON'T CLEAR UNTIL DAWN.
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SOME FEAR AS HIS FAN BASE HITS SOCIAL SECURITY AGE, THE ELVIS MYSTIQUE MAY FADE. AND THE YOUNGER GENERATION MAY NEVER KNOW THE LEGEND BEHIND ELVIS THE PELVIS. BUT JUST THIS SUMMER, A REMIX OF HIS SONGS A LITTLE LESS CONVERSATION HIT NUMBER 1 IN 26 COUNTRIES ... PROVING AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, THE KING STILL REIGNS SUPREME. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, MEMPHIS))

[Pentagon]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
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Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says the return of Pentagon employees to rebuilt offices as an important symbolic act.
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[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]

Nearly two dozen employees in the area that took a direct hit September eleventh returned to their offices today. The rest of those in the outer ring of the building are expected to be back at their desks by the first anniversary of the attacks. The top lawyer for the Marine Corps was one of those who returned to the scene of the crime.
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[IN Q=I'll never come to work in this office without...]

((PETER MURPHY/MARINE CORPS GENERAL COUNSEL: I'LL NEVER COME TO WORK IN THIS OFFICE WITHOUT THINKING OF PEOPLE WHO WERE KILLED.)) ((CPL. MICHAEL VERA/U.S. MARINE CORPS: SOMETIMES I GET KIND OF NERVOUS AND ANGRY BECAUSE YOU REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Peter Murphy/Marine Corps General Counsel; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cpl. Michael Vera/U. S. Marine Corps; :08]
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[OUT Q=remember what happened that day.]
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[VO-NAT :09]

Rumsfeld says the move back into the Pentagon demonstrates the Department of Defense is in business and intends to stay in business.
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[Attacks-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
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More than 600 relatives of September eleventh victims are suing Saudi Arabian officials and institutions. The federal suit filed today charges the Saudis financed Osama bin Laden's terrorist network. It's case is modeled after action brought against Libya in the Pan Am Flight 103 disaster, seeking to financially cripple banks, charities and some members of the Saudi royal family.
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[VO-NAT :04]

The plaintiffs are seeking more than a (t) trillion dollars in damages.
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[IN Q=In taking this action...]

((TOM BURNETT/FATHER OF VICTIM: IN TAKING THIS ACTION, WE WILL MOVE TERRORIST FINANCING SCHEMES OUT OF THE SHADOWS AND INTO THE LIGHT OF DAY, EXPOSING FOR THE WORLD THE UNDERBELLY BEHIND THE ATROCITIES OF 9/11 AND LEAVING THOSE WITH EVIL INTENTIONS NO WHERE TO HIDE AND NO PLACE TO ESCAPE ACCOUNTABILITY.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Burnett/Father of Victim;]
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[OUT Q=no place to escape accountability.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]

The Bush administration has been careful not to blame the Saudi government for the attacks in its drive build a coalition for its war against terrorism.

[UNC-Quran]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=dse]
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A federal judge has rejected a request by a Virginia group to stop the University of North Carolina from requiring freshmen to read a book about the Koran.
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[VO-NAT]


The judge in Greensboro today refused to grant a temporary restraining order.
School officials said they assigned the book to help students understand Islam after the September 11th terrorist attacks.
But the Family Policy Center, a conservative Christian group based near Lynchburg, and three unidentified freshmen say the school infringed on students' religious freedom by making it part of the required reading curriculum.
Some students don't seem to mind the work.
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[IN Q=you're old ]

((YOU'RE OLD ENOUGH TO COME TO COLLEGE, YOU SHOULD BE OLD ENOUGH TO READ THE BOOK AND TAKE IT FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH.))
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[OUT Q=what it's worth.]
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[VO-NAT]


Today's ruling means discussion groups scheduled for Monday can continue as planned.
That's unless the plaintiffs succeed with an appeal filed immediately in federal court in Richmond.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


State police catch more cars than intended when they try to stop a stolen vehicle.
That's next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus floodwaters begin to recede in Europe... the problem is they're moving to other places.
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[Commercial]

[Spike-Strips]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-19 TC1:58:36]
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Imagine being caught up in a high speed police chase and not being able to drive away. It happened to a local woman in the New River Valley.
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[VO-NAT :21]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]

Drema O'Dell says sirens quickly pulled up behind her Tuesday afternoon on Route-11. State Police were pursuing a stolen car from Interstate-81, down Draper Mountain, through downtown Pulaski.
[SUPER=@File;]

Spike Strips - - shown here at a demonstration in Roanoke - - were put down to stop the suspect. He swerved and avoided them - O'Dell and others wound up with flat tires.
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((DREMA O'DELL/MOTORIST; I DON'T WANT IN ANYWAY TO REFLECT THAT I PUT THE POLICEMAN DOWN FOR DOING THEIR JOBS. I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE SITUATION WAS THAT CAUSED THEM TO BE INVOLVED IN THIS CHASE BUT FOR ME ITS SOMETHING I DON'T EVER WANT TO HAPPEN TO ME AGAIN.))
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[OUT Q=TO ME AGAIN.]
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[VO-NAT]

State Police made the call to use the spike strips to end the chase safely. Sergeant Dirk Compton says they're just as concerned about high speed chases as the public. In total, seven tires were flattened. Drivers will be reimbursed.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Among the charges against the 19-year-old driver involved in the chase is eluding police, reckless driving, and obstruction of justice.

[460-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-26 TC57:00]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


State police have identified the Bedford County woman killed in an accident on Route 460 this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Troopers say Elizabeth Holt was turning into the Wildwood subdivision when her car was struck by an eastbound tractor trailer.
The impact pushed her car into a nearby station wagon, whose occupants were NOT hurt.
The truck driver.. 41- year- old Ronnie Sorrells of Covington.. *was* injured in the crash.
Authorities aren't sure which driver may have been at fault.
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[Dresden-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


Record breaking floods in Germany threaten to destroy some pieces of history.
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[VO-NAT 10:25:38]
[SUPER=03-Dresden, Germany;]

Flood waters in Dresden's historic district rose to the highest they've been in a century today. The Elbe (EHL'-buh) River swelled to nearly 27 feet threatening the city's famous opera house and art collections. And over a hundred intensive care patients were evacuated to safe facilities. About 80- miles northwest of Dresden a dam broke forcing 16- thousand residents to evacuate. However, they were later able to return home as the waters began to ebb. So far flooding has killed at least 100 people across Europe.
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[Weather] [08/15/2002] [WXPRO/FULL] Current Statistics Weather Almanac [MUSIC UNDER]
[COMMERCIAL]
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[S-Auction]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-121 5514TC]
[GRAPHIC=ROY OBIT 2001]


The Roy Stanley Memorial auction was a stunning success last night at the Salem Civic Center. Mike Stevens tells us how folks dug down deep to help fund the two scholarships named in Roy's honor.
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[SUPER=01-Dorothy Smith/Paid $330 for Maryland Basketball; :30]
[SUPER=01-Bill Bradshaw/Paid $300 for Tiki & Ronde Helmet; :42]
[SUPER=01-Richard Bailey/Paid $1250 to be in Pits with Rusty; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Larry Martin/Paid $1500 for Three NASCAR Items; 1:21]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[ANCHOR=Travis]
[GRAPHIC=ROY OBIT]

A special thanks to out auctioneer Richard Bailey from Danville.

[S-Hall]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-125 TC3537]
[GRAPHIC=Roy Obit]


Roy was also honored last night in the New River Valley with induction into the Radford University Sports Hall of Fame. He's the first person to be inducted who was not a coach or athlete at the school.
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[SUPER=01-Greig Denny/RU Athletic Director; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Lillard/RU Athletic Association; :17]
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[OUT Q=proud of that relationship."]
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-124]
[GRAPHIC=Tech football]


Virginia Tech's season opener is just over a week away now, and the Hokies aren't expected to be slowed down too much by Arkansas State. However, the Hokies have been slowed this week by a viral infection that has affected over 40 players and several members of the coaching staff. Steve Mason has more from Blacksburg.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Football Coach; :13]
[SUPER=01-Tony Ball/Tech Receiver Coach who has Virus; :45]
[SUPER=01-Mike Goforth/Va.Tech Head Trainer; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-Lamar Cobb/Va. Tech Def. End who is not Sick; 1:37]
[SUPER=@steve1; 1:45]
[RUNS=2:05]
[OUT Q=...News 7 sports"]
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[S-PGA]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-128 TC4357]
[GRAPHIC=PGA]


We finish up on the links at the 84th PGA Championship where rain and lightning delayed this morning's opening round at Hazeltine, and as a result, 39 players will finish round one tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chaska, MN/TNT; :00]


Tiger Woods didn't show any effects of the delay. Tiger's chip snuggles up close to the hole. He would tap that in for birdie at number 11. He finished with a 1-under 71.
The shot of the day belonged to Jim Carter. The approach at the par 5 15th hits the front of the green and goes right in the jar. Carter shot a 2 over 74. (------------) Jim Furyk and Maryland grad Fred Funk are the leaders in the clubhouse after 4-under par 68's.