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Coming up on News 7-
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Mother Nature worked Labor Day, striking a small town in Wisconsin with a tornado. Plus, farmers in Henry County are losing crops, not to the drought, but to wildlife. Now officials may call on hunters to help. And Keiko the killer whale drops by Norway for a visit.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


"Major damage everywhere.''
That's what police are saying after a tornado tore through a small town.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


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

[WI-Tornado]


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Labor Day was no holiday in Ladysmith Wisconsin.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ladysmith, WI]


A tornado swept through the small town around 4:30 this afternoon.
A four-block area was destroyed, including a church and a gas station.
The twister ripped the top floor off the town's fire station.
The sheriff's department says there are many injuries, but no fatalities.
Officials aren't offering many other details yet.
Ladysmith is a community of about four-thousand in northwestern Wisconsin.
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[TS-Edouard]


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It's a tropical storm that has Florida residents on alert.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL]

Tropical Storm Edouard is riding the coast of Florida -and lifeguards say the extra turbulence off shore could produce dangerous winds and water conditions near the beaches. They're warning swimmers to be extra cautious. Some beachgoers wrapped up their towels - while others welcomed the turbulent weather.
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[SOT 15:16:51 ]

[BUTT-BITES]
[IN Q=Uh, there's supposed...]

((STEVE RINPAMAAKI/SURFER: UH, THERE'S SUPPOSED TO BE SOME BIG WAVES OUT HERE SO I THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE IT A SHOT. GEORGE PAUGH/LIFEGUARD: IT'S GONNA BE VERY DANGEROUS. PEOPLE NEED TO BE VERY COGNIZANT OF WHAT THE LIFEGUARDS ARE TRYING TO TELL THEM. IF THEY JUST GO OUT AND DON'T LISTEN, THEY COULD GET INTO TROUBLE VERY VERY QUICKLY."))
[SUPER=01-Steve Rinpamaaki/Surfer]
[SUPER=01-George Paugh/Lifeguard]
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[OUT Q=Very, very quickly.]
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[Parkway-Body]


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After three months of work, investigators still don't know the identity of a body found near the Blue Ridge Parkway... But they're hoping someone may recognize him.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./May]


In May, some people playing frisbee near the Poages Mill Overlook in Roanoke County found the badly decomposed body.
Medical experts have completed a facial reconstruction and plan to release sketches tomorrow.
They're hoping someone will reconize the man and help authorities figure out his identity.
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[Henry-Deer]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The long- dry summer is causing more than just wells to dry up. In Henry County-- the drought has spawned another problem. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 MONITOR GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Teresa /Pulpit;]

Teresa Hamilton is here now to explain.
[LIVE= Teresa /FULL]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]

Shannon-- the drought has left farmers dealing with another set of problems. In Henry County-- damage from deer is so bad-- the board of supervisors is stepping in.
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[SUPER=@file; ]
[SUPER=01-Darrell Jackson/Henry Co. Tobacco Farmer;]
[SUPER=03-Collinsville/Last Week; ]
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[OUT Q=with their patrol cars. ]
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((I'VE HAD TROUBLE WITH THEM EATING THE TOBACCO WORSE THIS YEAR THAN I'VE EVER HAD )) [runs05]
[out q= ever had.]

Darrell Jackson grows tobacco in Henry County. Over the past ten years-- he says deer have been taking a bite out of his crop-- but this year he says the problem is worse than ever.
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[in q= Deers will ]

(( DEERS WILL EAT ANYTHING, YOU KNOW WITH CLEAR CUTTING TIMBER AND ALL THE PEOPLE COVERING WOODS UP WITH CEMENT NOW, THE DEERS HAS JUST GOT DRAWN INTO A TYPE OF AREA AND THEY'RE JUST EATING ANYTHING THAT'S GREEN AND WITH THE DROUGHT WE'VE HAD THIS YEAR IT'S JUST MADE THE PROBLEM EVEN WORSE. )) [runs18]
[out q= even worse. ]

Last week-- Jackson took his concerns to the Henry County board of supervisors. At the meeting-- Sheriff Frank Cassell also spoke up. The sheriff says the deer population in Henry County is out of control-- and is hitting the sheriff's office in the wallet from damage caused by deputies striking deer with their patrol cars. ))
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[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Pulpit]

The Henry county board of supervisors is concerned about the problem. At last week's meeting-- they voted to ask the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to extend the county's hunting season by seven weeks.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Teresa & Shannon /Puplpit;]

Shannon-- it's too late to extend this year's season-- but the board of supervisors is hopeful something can be done in 2003.

[Wiley-Drive]


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A new walking trail will cause some headaches for drivers this week in Roanoke.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Starting tomorrow, the westbound lane of Wiley Drive will be closed from seven a-m to three p-m.
City crews are constructing a temporary walking trail between the Roanoke River crossover bridge near Victory Stadium and the current greenway terminus near the River's Edge Tennis courts.
Officials hope to have the work finished on Friday.
Traffic headed eastbound towards Roanoke Memorial Hospital will not be affected.
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[CF-Bankruptcy]


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Hundreds of employees showed up for work at Consolidated Freightways offices today, only to find the offices locked.
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[SOT]
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((CF HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN. WE'RE DONE. WE'RE FINISHED))
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[VO-NAT]


Consolidated Freightways says it's filing for Chapter Eleven bankruptcy protection and laying off as many as 15-thousand people around the country.
In letters being mailed to workers, Consolidated says it simply doesn't have enough money to continue operations.

The company's stock has tumbled in the two weeks since it asked regulators for more time to file its quarterly earnings statement and announced that it might be de-listed from the Nasdaq Stock Market.
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[Bush-Labor]


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President Bush spent his holiday outlining his plan to protect America and its workers.
Stacy Case has the details on that.
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[IN Q=President Bush got right...]
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[SUPER=01-Stacey Case/Reporting; 1:30]
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(( SOT-NAT-- Bush sawing.
TRACK: PRESIDENT BUSH GOT RIGHT TO WORK IN PITTSBURGH---
(SOT-NAT--Bush hammering)

TRACK: TOURING A TRAINING FACILITY FOR CARPENTERS.
(SOT-NAT--Bush shaking hands) 14:30:41

TRACK: BUT THE REAL WORK WAS IN HIS WORDS.
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I'm here to thank all those who work hard to make a living here in America. TRACK: PRESIDENT BUSH'S MAIN JOB MONDAY-- TO SELL HIS FALL AGENDA TO AMERICA'S WORKERS AND TO ONE OF THE BIGGEST CONSRUCTION UNIONS IN THE NATION. LAST SEPTEMBER'S TERRORIST ATTACKS HAVE PUT 300 THOUSAND CARPENTERS OUT OF WORK.
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Big construction projects can't go forward. They can't go forward because they can't get insurance because of what terrorists did to America. TRACK: PRESIDENT BUSH DIRECTED CONGRESS TO GET MOVING ON A TERRORISM INSURANCE BILL.
(NAT-- applause.. or something??? )
TRACK: THE PRESIDENT ALSO USED LABOR DAY TO TALK ABOUT WHAT HE CONSIDERS THE MOST IMPORTANT JOB AT HAND--- PROTECTING

AMERICAN FAMILIES.
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I've asked the Congress to help me create a new homeland security department. TRACK: RIGHT NOW, THE IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE, BORDER PATROL AND U-S CUSTOMS ALL OPERATE AS SEPARATE AGENCIES.
(SOT) 14:47:07

I need the flexibility to put the right people at the right place at the right time to protect American people and the Senate better get it right. TRACK: ALONG THOSE SAME LINES, MR BUSH TOUTED HIS PLANS FOR INCREASED DEFENSE SPENDING FOR U-S SOLDIERS-- THE LARGEST
SINCE RONALD REAGAN WAS PRESIDENT. AND FINALLY A MESSAGE FOR EVERY AMERICAN--- BE A SOLDIER IN THE ARMY OF COMPASSIO

N.
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Call on all of you to give many acts of kindness and decency. God Bless America. Stacey Case, CBS news))

[NH-Crash]


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A plane crash in New Hampshire claimed the lives of seven people, including two children, today.
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[SUPER=03-Swanzey, NH]


A witness said the plane appeared to try and return to Dillant-Hokpins Airport before crashing about two miles away.
Authorities say six members of a family were on board along with a Louisiana pilot.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I feel sick]

((BRYAN MCCORD/WITNESS; I FEEL SICK TO MY STOMACH ABOUT THE WHOLE THING AFTER FINDING OUT HOW MANY PEOPLE SUPPOSEDLY DIED IN THAT, IT WAS TOO BAD, IT'S TERRIBLE.))
[SUPER=01-Bryan McCord/Witness]
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[OUT Q=it's terrible.]
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[VO-NAT]


The plane was scheduled to fly to Charleston West Virginia.
Officials there say the pilot probably planned to refuel in Charleston.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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More terrorist arrests overseas.
Still ahead on News 7, the latest on a roundup in the Netherlands.
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Plus one area city says goodbye to summer and hello to the fall political campaign.
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[Sports-preview]


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[IN Q=Hey folks...]
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[OUT Q=THE BIG 7.]

((Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office - Grant Noel is set for arthroscopic surgery on his knee tomorrow morning. Tech moves up in the national polls and gets some Big East recognition. Lou Holtz weighs in on the Cavaliers.

While the A's make it 19 in a row and Strahan gets a huge deal tonight on the Big 7.))[Ricci]


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The widow of the man suspected of of being involved in the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart says her husband had nothing to do with the crime.
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[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

Angela Ricci, the wife of Richard Ricci, spoke out today about her husband's death. The 48-year old died Friday after collapsing in his jail cell of a brain hemorrage.
[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT;]

Angela Ricci talked about her husband, what he was like and reaffirmed that she believes her husband had nothing to do with Elizabeth Smart's disappearance.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I believe that Rick told them...]

((ANGELA RICCI/RICHARD RICCI'S WIDOW: I BELIEVE THAT RICK TOLD THEM EVERYTHING THAT HE KNEW, GAVE THEM EVERYTHING HE HAD, HE JUST DIDN'T TELL THEM WHAT THEY WANTED TO HEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Angela Ricci/Richard Ricci's Widow;]
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[OUT Q=what they wanted to hear.]
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[ANCHOR=Shan]

Smart was kidnapped from her home early in the morning of June 5th. Police were looking at Ricci as a possible suspect because he'd been hired by the Smart family in the past to do work at their home. Ricci maintained his innocence, and now police are saying, whatever Ricci may have known about the case, is gone with him.


[Netherlands-]


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Eight men are under arrest in the Netherlands on suspicion of helping finance Al Qaida. The men, who's nationalities are unknown at this point, also alleged to have recruited fighters for Osama bin Laden's terror network.
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[SUPER=03-London, UK;]

In a seperate case, a Swedish Muslim will spend the next two weeks in custody for allegedly preparing to hijack aRyaniar jetliner bound for London. Kerim Chatty today spent 90-minutes in a court hearing that was closed to the public. Prosecutors say a routine security check turned up a pistol in Chatty's bag as he attempted to board the plane in Sweden. Investigators have said they're looking into possible links with terror groups. His attorney says Chatty denies the hijacking charge and has a reason for having the gun, although Chatty won't say what the explanation is. The 29-year old has a criminal past and a history of violence. He also studied aviation at a US flight school but flunked out.
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[Terrorism-plates]


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Virginians who want to "fight terrorism" can now do so on their license plates.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The special tags were unveiled at the State Capitol.
A Northern Virginia man came up with the idea for the plates.
It's the third terrorism-related special license plate the state offers.
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[SOT 00:17:17-22; 00:17:28-33]

((DELEGATE BOB HULL/(D) FALLS CHURCH: THE GOAL IS TO GET THEM TO PEOPLE IN TIME TO PUT THEM ON THEIR CARS FOR THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ANNIVERSARY. ONCE PEOPLE PUT THESE ON THEIR CARS AND START DRIVING AROUND, AND OTHER PEOPLE SEE THIS, IT'S GOING TO MAKE A BIG IMPACT. ))
[SUPER=01-Del. Bob Hull/(D) Falls Church]
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[VO-NAT]


Like most special plates, the fight terrorism tags cost ten dollars extra.
Virginia drivers have already ordered four-thousand plates.
And a member of Governor Mark Warner's cabinet says he expects to see one of the tags on the Governor's vehicle before long.
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[Summer-Tourism]


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The fear of flying since September 11th has drawn a record number of tourists to Virginia by car.
Attractions easy to reach by Interstate 95 such as Virginia Beach and Historic Jamestown have seen a steady stream of visitors since the first of the year.
Tourism officials at other historic sites such as Monticello have also been busy.
The one exception to the tourism increase is northern Virginia.
So far this year, the area's hotels and motels experienced a 1 to 3 percent decrease in occupancy rates from last year.
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They spent days trapped underground... now some rescued miners are saying thanks to the Roanoke County workers who helped get them out.
That's just one of the stories still ahead on NEws 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus these folks enjoy a visit from a movie star... who just happens to be a killer whale.
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[Commercial]

[Buena-vista]


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Candidates and elected officials were in southwest Virginia today to kick-off the political campaign season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista]


The Buena Vista Labor Day Parade marks the end of summer and the beginning of campaigning.
State and local politicians were on hand to shake hands and win over voters.
Some participants say this year's celebration was more solemn and patriotic with the approach of the one year anniversary of September 11th.
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[SOT 16:01:43-51]
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[OUT Q=WE ARE AMERICANS.]
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[VO-NAT]


Candidates have 63 more days to campaign.
Election day is November 5th.
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[Ingersoll-Rand]


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Workers at a Roanoke County plant did their part to help free nine trapped coal miners in Pennsylvania.
Now the county and the rescued miners themselves are saying thank you. Jennifer Wishon has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Just one ]
[SUPER=03-Somerset, PA/July; :00]
[SUPER=01-Vern Cameron/Ingersoll Rand General Manager; :14]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :58]
[SUPER=01-Kay Fechisin/Human Resources Manager; 1:17]
[SUPER=19-Jennifer Wishon; 1:29]
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[OUT Q=JW, News 7]

(( Just one day after nine Pennsylvania miners became trapped 240 feet below ground-- workers at Roanoke County's Ingersoll Rand plant received a call they never expected.
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[SOT 1:06:08]
[IN Q=The original call]

((VERN CAMERSON/GENERAL MANAGER INGERSOLL RAND: THE ORIGINAL CALL CAME AT 4:30 IN THE MORNING WHICH NOT EVERYBODY HAD ARRIVED AT WORK YET. AND SO AS SOON AS THE TEAM ARRIVED AT WORK THE FIRST HAMMER RECOGNIZED IN THE RESOLUTION WAS DISPATCHED.)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=resolution was dispatched.]

By eight o'clock that morning workers were transporting a specialized drill and 30 inch drill bit to Somerset. But those weren't the only Ingersoll Rand products used in the rescue process.
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[SOT 1:06:40]
[IN Q=They had to drill to get air down]

((VERN CAMERSON/GENERAL MANAGER INGERSOLL RAND: THEY HAD TO DRILL TO GET AIR DOWN SO WE ACTUALLY HAD FOUR DIFFERENT TOOLS THAT WERE BEING USED. SO THE FIRST SIX INCH HOLE WAS DRILLED WITH ONE OF OUR HAMMERS AND BITS TO PUSH AIR IN TO KEEP THEM BREATHING AND ALSO SUPPLY HEAT. ANOTHER 22 INCH BIT WAS DRILLED THROUGH TO DE-WATER.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=through to de-water]
In recognition of the employees and the company's 35th anniversary as a local business partner--- the Roanoke County

Board of Supervisors recently declared August 27th Ingersoll Rand day in Roanoke County. But the recent attention has not affected the employees.
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[SOT 1:08:54]
[IN Q=We're extremely proud]

((KAY FECHISIN/HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER: WE'RE EXTREMELY PROUD OF OUR BOYS IN THE ROANOKE FACILITY AND IN DOING THIS AND MAKING ALL OF THIS HAPPEN THOROUGHLY AND EXPEDITIOUSLY THEY'VE BEEN VERY HUMBLE THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PROCESS.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=the entire process]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A company employee]

((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: AS A REMINDER OF WHAT LOCAL INGERSOLL RAND EMPLOYEES ACCOMPLISHED THE NINE MINERS WHO WERE RESCUED ARE PUTTING THEIR SIGNATURES ON THE CASING OF THE DRILL BIT. IT WILL THEN BE RETURNED TO THE PLANT AND PUT ON DISPLAY TO REMIND EMPLOYEES WHAT THEY ACHIEVED THROUGH HARD WORK AND DEDICATION.. JENNIFER WISHON, NEWS 7.)) [RUNS20]
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Coming up tonight big news from Tech ranging from surgery for Grant Noel to a move into the top 10. Plus, Lou Holtz offers kind comments about the Cavs and the Hillcats and Avs play the final regular season game of the Carolina League.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]

First in tonight's Extra Point - the Giants Michael Strahan who set the NFL's single-season sacks record last season, signed a seven-year contract extension worth $46 million tonight. The deal includes a $17 million dollar signing bonus, but it $12 million less than he was offered in spring when he turned down a blockbuster offer and began a verbal tug of war with Tiki Barber. Now tonight's scores.
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[S-Hillcats]


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The Lynchburg Hillcats found out last night that they will be the wildcard team in the Northern division. Wilmington won earlier in the day, and then last night Lynchburg went out and played host to Salem in the final regular season game of the season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Avs vs. Hillcats; :00]

Lynchburg will have to open the playoffs with three straight games at Wilmington starting Wednesday, but they won't forget last night any time soon. The Hillcats' Josh Bonifay will get things started in the third as he lines one between third and short. Ray Navarete will score on the play as he motors home from second. There is a play at the plate - but Navarete is called safe. It's 3-to-2 Hillcats. In the fourth Salem loaded the bases and Brian Jackson - and his catcher will have trouble connecting, The ball gets free and Christian Berroa will steal home to put the Avs in front 4-to-3. Still in the same frame and the same at bat. Brian Peck will line one to center. Kevin Sullivan and Casey Lambert score to make it 6-to-3.
[super=37-Salem/6/Lynchburg/18/13 Runs in 8th;]

But the Hillcats got 13 runs in the 8th inning and 2 more earlier as they tune up for the playoffs with a come from behind 18-to-6 win.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Hokie win over LSU gave them a big boost in the polls. Tech made the biggest move of any school in the coaches poll jumping from 16th to 10th. The Hokies are 12th in the new Associated Press Top 25. And the accolades didn't stop there today.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Sunday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Davis/Big East Defender of the Week; :22]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/Will Start Against Marshall; :52]
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[OUT Q=...FUN TIME FOR ME."]

(( The Hokies also picked two Big East player of the week honors. Defensive End Jim Davis is the Big East defensive player of the week. He had three sacks, four solo tackles and a he forced a fumble against the Tigers. It was just his 5th career start, but as a redshirt junior he is quickly becoming a leader. ((JIM DAVIS:)) Vinnie Burns, who averaged 45 yards a kick on his nine punts against LSU is the Big East special teams performer of the week. As for the Tech quarterback situation - the Tech coaches did work on Labor Day and they have decided to make Bryan Randall the starter against Marshall on Thursday night September 12th. ((BRYAN RANDALL:)) Randall lived in Charleston West Virginia, about 50 miles from Marshall, until his 5th grade year. To get his first career start against the Thundering Herd is too ironic.)) ((BRYAN RANDALL:))

[S-Noel]


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The decision to start Brian Randall at quarterback in the Marshall game became a true no brainer yesterday afternoon when the Tech coaching staff found out that
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Grant Noel will need to have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee later this morning. Noel has been playing this season with a damaged ACL in the left knee and Tech trainer Mike Goforth says for the past three weeks Noel has experienced a clicking in the lateral side of the knee. The surgery which will take place this morning at 8 is being done to evaluate the knee. If all is well, Noel should be OK for the Marshall game. If not, Will Hunt shifts into the backup role. And the Tech coaches then have to start thinking long and hard about using Marcus Vick.
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The injury situation at UVa LIKELY is not very good heading into this weekend's home game with South Carolina. I say likely because Al Groh doesn't discuss injuries, However, a number of his players were still on crutches today in the lockeroom before practice. Linebacker Raymond Mann, guard Mike Farrington, defensive back Marcus Hamilton were all hobbled along with center Kevin Bailey who had a cast on his leg from his ankle to his thigh. All will be re-evaluated today. Gamecocks coach Lou Holtz had this to say about the Cavs yesterday afternoon.
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His back and his calf have been killing him. But today the Braves' Greg Maddux felt pretty good and as a result he got his first victory in a month as the Braves beat the Pirates 5-to-1 at Turner Field this afternoon.
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The Pirates were hoping to stop the Braves' current winning streak at three games. But in the 3rd, Atlanta erased a one to nothing deficit with Andruw Jones' single to left field just in front of Brian Giles. Two runs score on the play. The Braves then got some insurance in the fifth as Chipper Jones hit 22nd homer of the
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season. The opposite field shot sealed Atlanta's 5-to-1 win.
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And if you're gonna work on Labor Day you might as well set a record in the process.
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The Oakland A's matched the longest winning streak in American League history yesterday afternoon as they came from behind again to beat the Kansas City Royals 7-to-6. Miguel Tejada had the game winning hit, but former Brave and Yankee Dave Justice led the way with a
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homer and four rbis. The A's have now matched the streaks of the 1906 White Sox and 1947 Yankees.
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Norwegians are thrilled over a surprise visit from a whale of a movie star.
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Keiko the killer whale was released into the wild from an Icelandic pen just six weeks ago. A member of the team monitoring the orca's progress says they tracked him to a fjord in Norway where he allowed locals to pet him, swim with him and even climb on his back. One man who's kids played with the whale said Keiko ``clearly wants company''. He apparently wanted food, too. The man said Keiko stayed over for a meal of fish tossed from a dock. (------------)