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Coming up on News 7-
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Another Mascot controversy. This time some want the blue demons out.
You're not hearing things- they're giving out marijuana in one California city.
Plus a former leader of Pakistan is in town- hear her thoughts on terrorism.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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((THERE'S MEANING IT AND THERE'S POWER IN WORDS...A LOT OF POWER IN WORDS .))
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Dozens turn out to voice their opinions on a controversial school mascot.
But, the outcome of the meeting has many saying the matter is far from over.
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[Blue-Demons]


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A decision to keep a controversial school mascot leaves mixed feelings in Christiansburg.
During its meeting tonight, the Montgomery County School Board decided NOT to take action on changing the Christiansburg middle and high school's team logo, the Blue Demons.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda/Jean/Microwave;]


New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens joins us now with reaction.
Jean, over a hundred people showed up at tonight's meeting--
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which isn't a first, seeing that this has been an issue for quite some time now.
And even though the board decided it wasn't getting involved, the issue appears to be far from over.
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[SUPER=01-Kim Adell/School Board Attorney; 1:07]
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((For years, Christiansburg high school and middle schools have carried the name Blue Demons. But, after a decision last year to change the rival Blacksburg Indians to a less harmful Blacksburg Bruins, many say they're ready to cast the demons out.
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[RUNS 07] ((JENNIFER STEELE: THIS MASCOT IS EXTREMELY OFFENSIVE...RELIGIOUS BELIEFS))
[SOT 16:54]

[RUNs:05] ((JACOB STEELE:16:54 IT TORMENTS ME TO KNOW...MY SCHOOL.)) But, many who say they don't see any harm in keeping the Blue Demon name is not about religion, but, more about preserving history and pride.
[SOT 3:02]

[RUNS:13] ((SO WHY AM I IN FAVOR...EMPHATIC YES 3:15)) What it comes down to though, according to the school board's attorney, Kim Adell, is not religion or pride, but, two things...whether the blue demons designates a religious group or if it causes the school to be commonly associated with a religious group. She says it does neither.
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[RUNs :12] ATTORNEY: THE AVERAGE PERSON...17:36 12SCHOOL BOARD POLICY.))
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Now, Jean even though the board says the name doesn't violate policy, the board has nothing to do with the selection of school logos.
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So, that means the school themselves can opt to later change the name if they want...and many have already said they will be pushing for them to do that.

[Haz-Mat]


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All lanes of Interstate 81 are open again near Bristol.
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The highway was closed this afternoon around Exit 7, after a truck spilled a small amount of hydrochloric acid.
No one was evacuated, but people living nearby were told to stay in their homes.
Traffic was shifted to Route 11 while hazardous materials crews cleaned up.
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[Airport-Grant]


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Roanoke Regional Airport will fix up its runway with a big grant from the Federal Aviation Administration.
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Congressman Bob Goodlatte today announced the airport has been awarded more than 4 and a half million dollars through the Airport Improvement Program. The money will be used to upgrade the safety of the runway and taxiway. A Roanoke company will do the work. Branch Highways, Inc. has been awarded the nearly six million dollar project.
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[School-Info]


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Water problems are giving some kids a day off.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Classes are canceled tomorrow at Lewisburg Elementary School in Greenbrier County West Virginia.
Faculty and staff should still report.
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[Bhutto]


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[ANCHOR TAG]
It's a difficult, dangerous and ambiguous time. Those are the words of a former international head of state speaking at Roanoke College tonight. Benazir Bhutto, the former Pakistani Prime Minster is talking about democracy, Islam, September 11th and the war on terror. Rachel Cannon reports..
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(( Benazir Bhutto knows terror well. She says she fought it while leading Pakistan ... surviving assassination attempts, time in prison and the overthrow of her government in 19-96. She believes September 11th is a crime against humanity.
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[SOT 1:16:44]
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((BENAZIR BHUTTO/FORMER PAKISTANI PRIME MINISTER; WE WISH YOU TO BE STRONG AND PROUD FOR YOU ARE THE BEACON OF LIGHT OF DEMOCRACY FOR ALL CIVILIZED PEOPLE OF THIS EARTH. CLAPPING. ))
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Hundreds listen as Bhutto says a majority of Muslims support the US and the war on terror. Saying that it's a righteous cause - she cautions that it's not a war on Islam.
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[SOT 1:38:47]
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((THE NEED TO PREVENT IT TURNING INTO A CLASH OF CULTURES CIVILIZATIONS AND RELIGIONS IS ALSO A RIGHTEOUS CAUSE )) [BUTT BUTT]
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((THE TERRORISTS THAT ATTACKED AMERICA WERE NOT FIGHTING FOR ISLAM THEY WERE FIGHTING FOR THEMSELVES. ))
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Bhutto says Islam is committed to the principles of democracy. Something she is fighting to bring to Pakistan.
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((AMERICA IS A SYMBOL OF WHAT CAN BE TO MILLION OF OPPRESSED PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD YOU ARE WHAT THEY WISH FOR BUT ARE DEPRIVED OF MODERNITY DIVERSITY AND DEMOCRACY.))
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And our three greatest weapons against terror? She says they are the spreading of information, social equality and democracy. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Salem.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Roanoke College will continue its three part series of Religion and Politics in the Middle East with speakers tomorrow and next Tuesday.

[Iraq]


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The United Nations is moving quickly to try and get weapons inspectors into Iraq- arrangements for the inspectors return could be wrapped up by the end of the month.
But the U-S wants more- Aleen Sirgany reports from Washington.
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[SUPER=01-Saeed Hasan/Former Iraqi Ambassador; :09]
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[SUPER=01-Tariq Aziz/Iraqi Foreign Minister; 1:04]
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((ONE DAY AFTER SADDAM HUSSEIN SAID HE WOULD ALLOW WEAPONS INSPECTIONS TO RESUME, IRAQI OFFICIALS AND U.N. INSPECTORS BEGAN MAKING PLANS. SAEED HASAN/FORMER IRAQI AMBASSADOR: "We have agreed to meet in ten days to finalize the practical arrangements." BUT A DOUBTFUL PRESIDENT BUSH WARNED THE NATION AND THE WORLD ... DON'T BE FOOLED BY SADDAM HUSSEIN. PRESIDENT BUSH: "This is a man who has delayed, denied, deceived." THE WHITE HOUSE UNDERSCORED THE POINT BY RELEASING A REPORT THAT SHOWED IRAQ'S REPEATED PATTERN OF AGREEING TO INSPECTIONS WITHOUT CONDITIONS ... THEN GOING BACK ON ITS WORD. SECRETARY OF STATE, COLIN POWELL, SAYS THIS TIME THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL MUST PASS A RESOLUTION THAT WILL HOLD IRAQ ACCOUNTABLE. COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE: "It is a new road, a different road than we've seen in the past. With tough conditions, tough standards, anytime, any place." BUT RUSSIA'S SECURITY COUNCIL MEMBER SAYS THERE'S NO NEED FOR A RESOLUTION NOW. AND IRAQI LEADERS ARE CONFIDENT THAT LETTING INSPECTORS BACK IN WILL PROVE THEY DON'T HAVE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.
TARIQ AZIZ/IRAQI FOREIGN MINISTER: DESPITE BAGHDAD'S LATEST OFFER, THE PENTAGON IS STILL PREPARING FOR A POSSIBLE MILITARY ATTACK AGAINST IRAQ. SOURCES SAY DEFENSE OFFICIALS ARE DECIDING WHETHER TO BASE A SMALL NUMBER OF B-TWO STEALTH BOMBERS CLOSER TO IRAQ. THE NAVY ALSO WANTS TO HIRE A COMMERCIAL SHIP TO MOVE MILITARY EQUIPMENT TO THE PERSIAN GULF. PRESIDENT BUSH IS STILL WAITING ON CONGRESS TO PASS A RESOLUTION ALLOWING HIM TO USE FORCE AGAINST IRAQ, IF THE INSPECTIONS FAIL. HE WILL DISCUSS THE ISSUE WITH TOP CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS AT THE WHITE HOUSE WEDNESDAY.))

[Pearl]


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One of the suspected Al Qaeda members arrested in Pakistan- may be one of the killers of U-S journalist Daniel Pearl.
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When authorities captured suspected 9-11 organizer Ramzi Bin Al Sheib- authorities also arrested several other men-
one of whom is suspected of killing Pearl-
If the allegation are true, it would be the first evidence linking Al Qaida to Pearl's death.
Pearl was abducted in January- His body later found in a shallow grave in Karachi.
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Up to 200 new jobs are headed to Central Virginia.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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Plus the skinny on all of those weight loss ads you see- do they really work?
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((WHAT I REALLY THINK ABOUT I CAN'T SAY ON TAPE.. IT'S A CROCK.))
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[vo-nat]
That story next on News 7.
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[Sports-preview]


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[WeightLoss-Ads]


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We've all seen the ads- promising rapid weight loss with little effort.
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Some tell you.. you can lose 30 pounds in 10 days-
Others claim you can eat anything- fried chicken, dumplings, french fries.. as much as you want- and still lose weight.
Americans spent a whopping 35 billion dollars in 2000 trying to slim down.
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((TIMOTHY MURIS/FED. TRADE COMMISSION CHAIRMAN; WHETHER IT'S PILLS, POTIONS, LOTIONS OR DEVICES. THE ONLY THING THESE QUICK FIXES LEAVE LIGHTER ARE CONSUMERS WALLETS.))
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The Federal Trade Commission study done in conjunction with scientists and weight loss companies examined 300 ads-

The result- many of the ads defied scientific fact and some were flat out false.
The F-T-C is promising to increase efforts to cut some of the FAT out of ads.
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[Campbell-Jobs]


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25 new jobs are headed to Brookneal... and more could follow.
Jensen Activewear will occupy the old Bassett-Walker building which has been empty for about two years.
Jensen makes t-shirts and currently has a five-year contract to make clothing for the Defense Department.
The company will spend 250-thousand dollars outfitting the plant and hire 25 people right away.
Plans call for the creation of up to 200 jobs within the next two and a half years.

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Kroger's second-quarter earnings missed Wall Street expectations.
The company also announced today it's lowering estimates for the rest of the year.
Kroger made about 35 cents a share -- two cents lower than analysts' predictions.
Company stock fell eleven percent today.

[Horn-Player]


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She doesn't want money. She would just like to be able to continue playing the French Horn with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra.
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Carolyn Clark was let go last season. Music Director David Wiley decided Clark could no longer measure up to the increasingly higher standards of the orchestra. Like many members of the Roanoke Symphony, Clark commuted to Roanoke- -not so much for the money, 64-dollars per performance, 59 for a rehearsal. But because she loves making music.
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((CAROLYN CLARK/FRENCH HORN PLAYER; I LOVE ROANOKE. I LOVE THE SYMPHONY. IT'S BEEN A BIG PART OF MY LIFE FOR 14 YEARS. I WOULDN'T DRIVE SO FAR IF IT WASN'T A GREAT THING.))
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Clark sued to regain her chair in the orchestra. In court today Judge Jim Swanson indicated he will rule on damages. He'll consider whether Clark should be re-instated... or he may let a jury decide that.
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Marijuana is illegal in most of the U-S, but they're giving it away in one California city.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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Plus Sesame Street gets serious about AIDS.
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[Commercial]

[HIV-Muppet]


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You've heard of muppets who love cookies and muppets who sing- Now a new muppet is living with something quite serious- H-I-V.
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[SUPER=03-Cape Town, South Africa;]


Kami is South Africa's newest muppet.
At today's unveiling, the healthy, affectionate five-year-old wondered if anyone else on Sesame Street would play with her.
But the other Muppets enthusiastically welcomed her.
The South African government urged the creation of the H-I-V-infected muppet to reduce the stigma about the disease.
One in nine South Africans is H-I-V positive. That's nearly five MILLION people.
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[Pot-giveaway]


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They are giving away marijuana in one California city-
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[VO-NAT 13.5]
[SUPER=03-Santa Cruz, CA]


In Santa Cruz, the mayor and city council members teamed up with workers from the medical marijuana center in front of city hall.
It is a pot giveaway for sick people- many whom spoke before picking up their drugs.
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[SOT 1:16]
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((YOU KNOW YOU LOOK AT THEIR CHILDREN THEIR MOTHER OR THEIR SPOUSE AND THEY'RE DYING OF CANCER AND THIS MEDICATION IS THE ONLY MEDICATION THAT CAN HELP THEM. WOULD THEY DENY THEIR OWN FAMILY MEMBERS. IT'S APPALLING WHAT THEY'RE DOING.)) [butt to 59] ((IF IT WEREN'T FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU- PEOPLE LIKE ME WOULD BE TOTALLY BLIND MANY WOULD HAVE DIED PREVIOUSLY AND WOULD BE IN PAIN.)) [NO SUPERS]
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One man who's facing charges also spoke.
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((MICHAEL CORRAL/MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACTIVIST: AS I STAND HERE WITH THE PROSPECT OF LOSING MY HOME I KNOW MY ONLY CRIME IS CARING FOR THE SICK AND THE DYING.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Corral/Medical Marijuana Supporter; ]
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[OUT Q=SICK AND DYING.]
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[VO-Nat]
Marijuana is illegal as a medicine under federal law. But under California state law and county and city ordinances, it's legal if recommended by a doctor.
Their goal today is to challenge federal authorities.
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[S-Extra]


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Girls high school basketball, Redskins coach Steve Spurrier talks about his team's Monday night performance today and words from Express head coach Perry Florio.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO; :00]

But first our extra point. It was all downhill for 43 crazy teams at the first ever U.S. "Red Bull Soap Box Race". For those of you who think wrecks are only for NASCAR, think a gain.
Teams of five, spent weeks designing and building their gravity-powered racers for a chance to race down the quarter mile course. The teams were judged for 50 points each in three categories, creativity, showmanship and speed. The team with the most points out of a possible 150 won.
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[S-Glenvar]


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Lets start with ladies first. Glenvar took on James River in girls hoops last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Knghts vs. Highlanders; :00]


Glenvar's starting line up hit the hard wood looking for win number 7.
In the first quarter, Sierra Shelor gets the pass down low, uses the glass and scores two of her 11 points.
[SUPER=33-Glenvar/56/James River/35;]


James Rivers takes the lead when Holly Hall hits the short Jumper and the Knights were up by 4.
The Highlanders Carol Harrington gets the miss shot rebound under the iron, Glenvar wins 56-35.
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[S-Salem]


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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Blue Demons vs. Spartans; :00]


Right next door at Salem, the Spartans hosted Blue Ridge Rival Christiansburg.
The Spartans Jessica Bass gets the fast break pass and lays it up for two and Salem led 45 to 20.
[SUPER=33-Salem/76/Christiansburg/39;]


The Blue Demons holla back. Gabe Simpkins takes the in bounds pass and makes the nifty baby hook shot.
But Salem too much on this night. Chassity Martin with the bucket and Spartans win 76-39.
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[S-Fleming]


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[VO-NAT wipe to Eng!!!!!!!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Moutaineers vs. Colonels; :00]


Finally over at Fleming the Colonels took on the Moutaineers of Alleghany.
In the fourth, Khadijah Whittington will drive hard to the basket and get the reverse lay up to put Fleming up 60-40.
[SUPER=33-William Fleming/72/Alleghany/52;]Alleghany's Amy Childs comes right back with the nice baseline drive and lay

in to cut the lead to 18.
The Colonels Shokia Taylor with the bucket, Fleming wins 72-50.
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[S-Ewing]


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A change at the top of one of our Friday Football Extra teams.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00]

Parry McCluer high school has replaced head coach Ron Loy with top assistant Billy Thomas. Loy, on the left of the screen and Thomas on the right, have struggled this season. Parry McCluer opened the season OH and 3 and was outscored 132 to 7. Thomas will be on the sideline Friday night against Alleghany.
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[S-Skins]


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The Washington Redskins are trying to forget about the Eagles and focus on week three's opponent in San Francisco.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Redskins Park/ABC; :00]


The Skins were beaten 37-7 by the Eagles last night. Washington's talented linebacking group watched Donavan McNabb account for three touchdowns and pass for 292.
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[SUPER=01-Lavar Arrington/Redskins Linebacker; :20]
[SUPER=01-Jessie Armstead/Redskins Linebacker; :36]
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[OUT Q=......2 different funerals"]
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[S-Hokies]


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The Crowds at Lane Stadium Worsham Field have helped the Hokies beat two ranked teams. Now Tech prepares to enter a Texas hostile environment. Mike Stevens has more on the approaching road trip to Texas A & M.
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[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/214 Yards Passing This Season; :14]
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[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/16th Season at Virginia Tech; :51]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-Perry]


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Express head coach Perry Florio is preparing for another season. Next year, he watches the ECHL expand to 40 teams.
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[SUPER=01-Perry Florio/Express Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=.....san diego, California"]
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[S-Clay]


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It's a busy month and a half for Martinsville speedway president Clay Campbell. September 29th he puts on the late model stock car superbowl like Taco Bell 300 and then Winston Cup cars invade his half mile track October 20th. Speaking of short tracks, Campbell, an expert recently commented on the problems New Hampshire is having with its' sealer.
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[SUPER=01-Clay Campbell/Martinsville Speedway President; :00]
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[OUT Q=........putting on it""]
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[Pledge]


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Roanoke County school children added their voices to a "Pledge Across America" today...
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((I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG.))
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[OUT Q=to the flag.]
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460 kids at Mountain View Elementary joined schools nationwide at 2 p-m in showing their true colors are red, white and blue.
President Bush and Secretary of Education Rod Paige took part in the pledge from Washington.
A retired California teacher started the movement a decade ago... but it didn't catch on until after September 11th last year.
President Bush used the occasion to call for stronger teaching of American history in the nation's schools. (------------)