[News-Heads]

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The first human case of West Nile in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus relatives of the Shorts talk to News 7 tonight...
A turkey truck crashes on 220... it takes all day and part of the night to clean up.
Plus UVa goes up against Colorado State- News 7 is at the game. We'll have highlights-
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's still hard]
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[OUT Q=on Jennifer, finding her.]
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[VO-NAT]


Jennifer Short is on the minds of many as family and friends gather to lay her parents to rest.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
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[Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[GRAPHIC=Jennifer Short]


As Michael and Mary Short were buried today, authorities continued to investigate the apparent abduction of their daughter.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Today the sheriff's department released an F-B-I profile of the person who may have killed the Shorts and taken Jennifer.
It asks the public to look for any unusual changes in someone's behavior, including nervousness, unexplained injuries or a sudden change of appearance.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hopefully it will]
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff;]
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[OUT Q=flow of leads.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, investigators are trying to determine if Michael Short is Jennifer's biological father.
Also, several women from North Carolina met with authorities for five hours.
The sheriff declined to say what their role in the investigation is.
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[Short-Family]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=dse]
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A few miles from the Sheriff's office, hundreds gathered for the Shorts' funeral and continued to pray for Jennifer's safe return.
Justin McLeod talked to family members this evening and found they're not giving up hope.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris Young/Jennifer's Uncle; :18]
[SUPER=01-Jim Whitehead/Jennifer's Uncle; :37]
[SUPER=01-Ruby Young/Jennifer's Aunt; :59]
[SUPER=04-CNN; 1:16 QUICK]
[SUPER=@Justin2; 1:35]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Henry County.]



[Van-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-24 TC1:23:29]
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With concerns about the safety of 15- passenger vans making headlines... churches, day-care centers, and other groups are giving their drivers more training.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A safety course organized by the New Century "Venture Center" attracted more than 45 people.
Interest was so strong, organizers had to limit each organization to three people.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Most of them are volunteers]

((TIM FITZGERALD/SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE SERVICES: MOST OF THEM ARE VOLUNTEERS. AND THEY GET OUT OF THEIR CARS AND GET INTO ONE OF THESE VANS. AND IT'S TOTALLY DIFFERENT.)) ((MIKE CROMER/BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH: I THINK IT'S GOING TO BECOME PRETTY REGULAR THAT NO NEW DRIVERS CAN COME ABOARD UNLESS THEY CAN TAKE THE CLASS AND I THINK IT'S VERY BENEFICIAL TO THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Fitzgerald/Safety and Compliance Services; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Cromer/Bethel Baptist Church; :08]
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[OUT Q=very beneficial to them.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Center hopes to offer the course on a quarterly basis.
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[West-Nile]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-37 TC04:26]
[GRAPHIC=West Nile Virus]


Virginia has its first HUMAN case of West Nile virus... Now health officials say avoiding mosquitoes is more important than ever.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


A 33-year-old man from Richmond became the first person in the state infected with the mosquito-borne disease.
Officials say the man was never hospitalized and is recovering.
West Nile Virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito.
Health officials say the message to the public remains the same.
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[SOT 15:10:35-45]
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[SUPER=01-David Gaines/Public Health Entomologist]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Strube/Va. Health Commissioner; :11]
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[OUT Q=IT'S THE MOSQUITO BITE THAT TRANSMIT.]
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[VO-NAT]


State officials this week asked for 92 thousand dollars in federal aid to help control the spread of West Nile.
They say the money would go toward mosquito surveillance equipment and laboratory testing.
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[National-WestNile]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The number of Americans who've contracted West Nile virus this year is approaching 300-
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[VO-NAT mosquito file tape 12.5]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The mosquito borne virus has infected humans or animals in 41 states reaching from Montana to New Mexico.
Most of the cases though are in the South. That's because warm weather means more mosquitoes.
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[SOT 1:11 from feed ]
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((DR. PAUL ETTESTAD/NM PUBLIC HEALTH VETERINARIAN; AND THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL IS ASSUMING IT'S PROBABLY GOING TO CONTINUE TO SPREAD AND EVENTUALLY MAKE IT TO CALIFORNIA, ALSO. SO WE CAN EXPECT IT TO SPREAD STEADILY ACROSS THE UNITED STATES IF NOT THIS YEAR, POTENTIALLY IN THE NEXT YEAR OR TWO ALSO.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Paul Ettestad/NM Public Health Veterinarian;00]
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[OUT Q=next or two also.]
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[VO-Nat]
The disease has killed at least 14 people- [03.5]
The virus can cause flu like symptoms and a potentially fatal brain infection.
Most people who are bitten by an infected bug though never get sick. [12]
It is most dangerous for children, the elderly and people with weak immune systems.
There is no cure for West Nile in humans- It is common in Africa and the Middle East. [22 plus pad]
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[220-Turkeys]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-36 TC19:48]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Dozens of turkeys died in an accident on U-S 220 this morning- and it took until well into the night to clean up the mess.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


It happened around eight this morning in Franklin County.
Three tractor trailers were involved... one was carrying turkeys.
It took nearly 12 hours to clean up the scene.
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[VMI-D-Day]


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[GRAPHIC=National D-Day Memorial]


It is a monument built to honor the "citizen-soldier" and the sacrifices they made in the greatest conflict the world has ever known.
Today, Bedford's D-Day Memorial played host to a new generation of military leaders.. who hope to learn from those who have gone before them.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[IN Q=The Virginia]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brig. Gen. Casey Brower/VMI Dean of Faculty; :35]
[SUPER=01-Joe Davidoski/VMI Cadet; 1:02]
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[OUT Q=News7, Bedford.]

(( The Virginia Military Institute is not normally a school where you would expect to see students on a field trip.
But on this sunny afternoon, about four hundred new cadets took this hill in Bedford to learn more about the thousands of young men like themselves who also loved their country.. and who fought and died for it more than a half century ago.
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((THE ARCHWAY ITSELF IS 44 FEET, SIX INCHES HIGH..))
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For the most part, these cadets and their parents have never been a part of a war.. theirs is a generation that has thrived on the peace that was bought and paid for on June 6, 1944.
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((BRIG. GEN. CASEY BROWER/VMI DEAN OF FACULTY: WE THOUGHT WHERE BETTER TO BRING THEM THAN TO BRING THEM TO BEDFORD AND THE NATIONAL D-DAY MEMORIAL AND SHOW THEM WHAT A GREAT GENERATION DID SOME SIXTY YEARS AGO WHEN KIDS THEIR AGE DID THESE SORTS OF THINGS.))
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The goal was to show the cadets that leadership and courage are skills worth developing.. it was a lesson that did not appear to be lost on the young men and women here today.
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((JOE DAVIDOSKI/VMI CADET: IT SHOWS THAT DESPITE A YOUNG AGE A PERSON CAN BE A TRUE CITIZEN-SOLDIER, THAT IS VMI'S GOAL IS TO MAKE CITIZEN SOLDIERS WHO IN TIME OF GREAT NEED COME TO THE AID OF THEIR COUNTRY.))
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford. ))

[Spencer]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
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A pioneering military aviator from Lynchburg has passed away at the age of 95.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Chauncey Spencer was the son of the famous poet Anne Spencer who made a name for himself as one of the nation's first black pilots.
Spencer's flight from Chicago to Washington D.C. in 1939 convinced then-Senator Harry Truman to create a division of the Air Corps known as the Tuskegee Airmen.
Funeral services are private, but a memorial will be held September 1st at Eighth Street Baptist Church.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
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Critics are torching President Bush's new forest policy.
That's next on News 7.
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Plus you may soon see more police cars in Roanoke neighborhoods, but they won't be on patrol. Find out why when News 7 returns.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. On the way in just a few, the Cavs and Rams take care of business in Charlottesville, Grant Noel has some unfinished business to take care of this season in Blacksburg, while Mike Harmon is just a little black and blue after this mess in Bristol. We're taking it to the hoop so join us in sports.))

[Bush-Oregon]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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President Bush is touring fire ravaged forests in the Northwest- but he's also firing up criticism.
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[VO-NAT 12.5]
[SUPER=03-Southern OR]


The President toured the ruins in Southern Oregon to stress his proposal to ease the rules on logging in national forests- and he blasted critics who say the program is a giveway to the timber industry.
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((WHAT THE CRITICS NEED TO DO IS COME AND SEE FIRSTHAND THE EFFECTS OF BAD FOREST POLICY THAT'S WHAT THEY NEED TO COME AND SEE.))
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[OUT Q=COME AND SEE. (2ND TIME)]
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[VO-NAT 12]


The administration says more thinning out of small trees would help prevent huge "out of control" wildfires-
But that process has been slowed by legal challenges from environmentalists.
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[SOT 1:30]
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((SEAN COSGROVE/SIERRA CLUB: THE PRESIDENT'S PLAN DOESN'T HAVE ANY DISTANCE LIMITS IT WOULD ALLOW TIMBER COMPANIES TO GO 20 MILES FROM THE NEAREST COMMUNITY AND LOG HEALTHY FORESTS IN THE WILD AREA.))
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[OUT Q=in the wild area.]
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[vo-nat 08 plus pad]
Cosgvove says homes in fire prone areas can be made safer by clearing brush within 500 yards- not logging deep in the forest.
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[Protestors]


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The President took heat- not just in the forest- but in the city too.
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((NAT SOUND PROTEST))
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Hundreds were there to greet the President near his downtown hotel.
Not all were protesting increased logging-
Others were opposing everything from the war to the administration's welfare reform.
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[Police-Cars]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=502-10 TC37:29]
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Six Roanoke City Police officers received the keys to new cruisers today... and they'll be taking the patrol cars home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The city is implementing a program that allows some officers who live within the city limits, to drive their cars to and from work.
Officials hope it will increase the visibility of police in Roanoke neighborhoods and extend the life of the new Crown Victorias.
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[SOT 13:31:43]
[IN Q=With this program,]

((ROGER FULLER/SENIOR POLICEMAN: WITH THIS PROGRAM, THE OFFICER WHEN HE LEAVES HOME, HE'S AVAILABLE. MOST TIMES HE'LL JUST GO TO WORK AND GO TO LINEUP, BUT MANY TIMES HE MAY SEE SOMETHING, EITHER JUST TO REPORT IT OR TO STAND BY OR TO EVEN TAKE ACTION.))
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[OUT Q=or to even take action.]
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Police Chief Joe Gaskins says he hopes to expand the program, eventually assigning cars to all of the officers who live in the city.
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[Neamo]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=khu]
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[GRAPHIC=Guilty Plea]

The threat of an accomplice' testimony and the "irrefutable tale of the videotape" produced a guilty plea today in a Roanoke capital murder case.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Mark Lamont Neamo was the trigger man in a botched armed robbery.
[SUPER=04-February 25]

He and Christopher Krug (kroog) entered the Stop-in Store on Hershberger Road with guns drawn, masks covering their faces. It may not have been immediately clear WHO they were, but the surveillance camera captured every move.
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[SOT 1:27:05 David]
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((DAVID DAMICO/NEAMO'S ATTORNEY; AH THERE WAS REALLY VERY LITTLE QUESTION OF WHAT HAPPENED, ONCE THOSE FOLKS WERE INSIDE THE STORE. (:05) YOU COULD NOT TELL WHO WAS DOING IT, BUT YOU COULD SEE WHAT WAS BEING DONE AND HEAR WHAT WAS BEING SAID. ))
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[OUT Q=was being said.]
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[VO-NAT]

Neamo ordered Krug to shoot one of the store clerks, then Neamo shot and killed store clerk Joyce Parrish when she couldn't get the cash register open. Krug pled guilty yesterday and agreed to testify against Neamo, prompting Neamo to step up and face the consequences himself today. That way Neamo avoids the death penalty. He was sentenced today to LIFE plus 73 years in prison.
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[Parks]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=02-34 TC17:26]
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A Blacksburg man accused of murdering his girlfriend was in court today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


A preliminary hearing took place this afternoon for 26-year-old Michael Parks.
Parks is charged with second-degree murder... for the death of his girlfriend, Marika Cooper.
Cooper was found dead in her Clayton Estates home July 12th.
An investigator told the court Parks voluntarily turned himself into police and that during an interview, said he accidentally choked Cooper to death following a heated argument.
The case now goes to the grand jury to determine if there's enough evidence for trial.
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[Grilli]


[ANCHOR=Jean ]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-28 TC40:13]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

The daughter of an Italian diplomat is in the Roanoke city jail tonight.
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[VO-NAT]

Bodybuilder Antonella Grilli is wanted in Miami. The 36-year old suspect is alleged to be part of an international ecstasy importation ring... responsible for bringing more than one million "hits" of "ex" to this country. Grilli was busted in Lynchburg over the weekend at a "Jan Tana" body building contest.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]

Federal prosecutor Don Wolthius says Grilli's "fighting tooth and nail" to avoid being taken to Miami . Grilli's mother is a career Italian diplomat, now stationed in Argentina.

[Cloned-Pigs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=rca]
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A Blacksburg biotechnology company is one step closer to perfecting animal organs for human transplants...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/March;]

P-P-L Therapeutics says its latest litter of cloned pigs LACKS two genes that have led to organ rejection. The company's first set of piglets had screeened out just one gene. Scientists will now test the organs by transplanting them into other animals like baboons. P-P-L is also working on the technology with researchers at the University of Pittsburgh. The company is most well known for helping make Dolly the sheep - - the first animal cloned from adult cells.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


A legal contest over coffee... we'll explain next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And some legendary girl-groups get some R-E-S-P-E-C-T... on a stamp.
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[Commercial]

[Coffee-Talk]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Coffee Talk could go from the living room to the court room- as one coffee chain sues another.
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[VO-NAT server Business- Starbucks sued]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


L-A based Coffee Bean and Tea leaf files a federal suit against rival Starbucks.
Coffee Bean execs claim Starbucks stole its trademarked term "ice blended."
Starbucks use of the phrase "Frappuccino Ice Blended Beverage" is named in the lawsuit.
The Coffee Bean seeks profits and damaged from the alleged trademark infringement- including punitive damages.
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[Girls-RockStamp]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
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Some divas from a different era got a stamp of approval at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame today. Drew Levinson explains.
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(((NATSOUND SINGING) There they were back in the spotlight the legendary girl groups of the 50 and 60s with their catchy names such as the Dixie Cups, the Chantels, the Chrystals, and of course the Supremes.
(NATSOUND OF MARY WILSON SINGING CANT HURRY LOVE)

These women long ago put their stamp on rock n roll..
(NATSOUND UNVEILING STAMP)

now they're being honored with stamps of their own. Unveiled at the Rock and Roll Hall of fame they feature 12 of the groups. Original Supreme Mary Wilson hatched the idea four years ago she wanted to make sure these women weren't forgotten.
(SOT MARY WILSON/THE SUPREMES)

HOPEFULLY I AM DOING SOMETHING FOR MUSIC HISTORY AND FOR THESE PEOPLES LIVES. THEY TRULY ARE THE MUSIC OF OUR LIVES, ESPECIALLY HERE IN AMERICA.
(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON)

BECAUSE OF THE WAY THINGS WORK HERE IN THE UNITED STATES YOU HAVE TO BE DEAD BEFORE YOU CAN BE PUT ON A STAMP AND MOST OF THESE WOMEN ARE VERY MUCH ALIVE, SO TO GET AROUND THAT THE STAMPS ARE BEING ISSUED IN OTHER COUNTRIES AND HERE THEY ARE COLLECTORS ITEMS.
(QUICK NATSOUND OF BEVERLY LEE SING MOMMA SAID)

Former Shirelle Beverly Lees Momma never said she'd be remembered this way.
(SOT: BEVERLY LEE/THE SHIRELLES )

TEARS CAME TO MY EYES, ITS JUST BEAUTIFUL. ITS SUCH AN HONOR. Now most of these girls are grandmothers and they hope a new generation will follow in their Supreme footsteps.
(SOT WILSON )

MY GRANDDAUGHTER WHO IS THREE AND HALF SAYS GRANDMOMMY LOOK STOP IN THE NAME OF WUV, BEFORE YOU BEAK MY HEART TINK IT OVER . It's said imitation is the sincerest form of flattery in this case that's a true stamp of approval. Drew Levinson, CBS News, Cleveland.))

[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=extra]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Tonight in sports, Virginia sets out to prove its Ram tough in the college football opener, the girls basketball season tips off around the region, and Mike Harmon goes on a wild ride at Bristol, but first in tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA; :00]


the Redskins quarterback situation got a little clearer today, when Steve Spurrier traded Sage Rosenfels to the Miami Dolphins. Rosenfels was a fourth round pick in 2001. The Skins pick up a pick in 2003 for the former Iowa State signal caller. The move leaves the Skins with three quarterbacks--Shane Matthews, Danny Wuerffel, and Patrick Ramsey will all make the team.
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[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-129 TC3955]
[GRAPHIC=UVA]


The Virginia Cavaliers got the football season started in earnest last night. The Cavs teed it up with a Mountain West team to open the season for the second straight year. And Al Groh and company were hoping to rebound after their first losing season in 15 years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Comcast Sports Net; :00]


Al Groh knew his team had to have the opener to set the tone for the entire season.
This is no way to set the tone. The Rams Cecil Sapp gets stuffed at the line of scrimmage and bounces away. Sapp finds daylight up the middle and outruns everybody to the endzone for a 72 yard score. Colorado State led 19 to 7 at the half.
In the second half, Matt Schaub gets the offense in gear, buying some time and then hitting Heath Miller in the endzone for the score and a 19-14 ballgame.
Two Alvin Pearman T-D runs in the 4th quarter gave Virginia a 29-22 cushion, but then Sapp answered just 30 seconds later with another scoring run, followed by two Rams field goals.
[SUPER=36-Colorado St./35/Virginia/29/;]


So the Cavs had one last chance down by 6, but freshman QB Marques Hagans fumbles near the goal line and Colorado State hangs on to win it 35 to 29.
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[S-Noel]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-133 TC2814]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]

Virginia Tech is now just 3 days away from the Hispanic College Fund Classic against Arkansas State. Senior Grant Noel will get the start at quarterback after easily winning the job this summer. Before practice began this summer, a lot of folks said Tech could no longer win with Noel at the helm, now they're afraid they can't win WITHOUT him.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=01-Grant Noel/Virginia Tech Quarterback; :10]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :48]
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[OUT Q=...PRESEASON CAMP."]
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[S-Girls]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-104 14439tc]
[GRAPHIC=BASKETBALL]


The girls high school basketball season also opened last night for some Group A and Group Two A teams in the area at the three day Glenvar tip-off Tournament.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Hidden Valley vs. Glenvar; :00]

The final game of day one featured the home team from Glenvar playing host to the brand new Hidden Valley high school.
This was the Titans first ever game and sophomore Allison Rooney would get the historic first assist to junior Laura Seamon who hits a three pointer for the first hoop in school history. But the Titans didn't have nearly enough of those against the defending Single A state champs. Allyson Fasnacht shows great anticipation and makes the steal, and then turns the loose ball into a bucket off the drive and Glenvar's lead is in double digits.
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The Highlanders would work the high-low game to perfection as Desiree Miller drops in the easy one. Glenvar wins it 67-to-43.
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In the tournament's other games, Bassett topped Byrd 55-to-48, Northside knocked off Amherst by 29, and Altavista beat Liberty 60-to-44. In the Auburn tip-off tourney last night the Eagles beat Holston 62-to-36 and Rockbridge edged Galax in double overtime. Also, Ft. Chiswell beat Rural Retreat 55-to-48.

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One sad note tonight. George Washington High School in Danville is mourning the loss of 16 year old David Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald drowned Wednesday night while swimming at the old rock quarry in Ringgold. The 5 foot ten inch junior was supposed to suit up at tailback and linebacker this season for the Eagles. This morning his teammates voted to go ahead and play in tomorrow's Jamboree scrimmage.

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The NASCAR circuit is in Bristol this weekend. In Busch qualifying this afternoon, teammates Jason Keller and Scott Riggs swept the front row, but time trials were delayed by nearly two hours because of this.
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Take a look at what is left of Mike Harmon's car. Harmon crashed during practice this morning into the turn two wall area that also doubles as a gate for the track. The metal gate is normally held in place by huge posts - but for some reason they were not in place. Amazingly, Harmon walked away from the wreck with only a bruise on his right side. Johnny Sauter also was involved, but he too was uninjured. Kenny Wallace called it the worst wreck in the history of NASCAR.
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The PGA's tour stop in Greensboro is getting a new name. Earlier this year we told you how the event was moving to the fall in 2003.
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The jaycees also have decided to call the event the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro. The slight name change is the least of the event's worries. The Greensboro Jaycees, who runs the event, say their profit this April was a mere $51 thousand dollars. Their profits have dropped 97 percent in the last seven years, and they will continue to do so until the big name start playing at Forest Oaks. Last year only two of the 10 Americans in the top 20 played in Greensboro. Tiger Woods has never played the event. (-------------)