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Coming up on News 7-
The U-S is taking another step toward war with Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]


An actress is charged with abusing her husband who's a major league ball player.
A new super store brings super crowds-
Plus a classic rock band rocks the house in Salem tonight.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[VO-NAT 12.5]


A war with Iraq could be one step closer.
Word tonight that President Bush will send a resolution to congress tomorrow asking for the use of military force against Iraq.
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((IT IS AN IMPORTANT SIGNAL FOR THE WORLD TO SEE THAT THIS COUNTRY IS UNITED IN OUR RESOLVE TO DEAL WITH THE THREATS THAT WE FACE.))
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[Iraq]


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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
The president will send Congress a resolution reportedly asking for "maximum flexibility" to deal with Saddam Hussein.
It comes after the U-N wavered on issuing an ultimatum to Iraq-
Aleen Sirgany has the latest tonight from Washington.
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[SUPER=01-Naji Sabri/Iraqi Foreign Minister;]
[SUPER=@Rumsfeld;]
[SUPER=@Sirgany1]
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((AS THE UNITED NATIONS WORKS TO GET WEAPONS INSPECTORS BACK INSIDE IRAQ NAJI SABRI/IRAQI FOREIGN MINISTER: "This step by iraq will lead to the eventual lifting of this brutal regime of sanctions." THE UNITED STATES IS MAKING SURE SADDAM HUSSEIN KEEPS HIS PROMISE. THE U.S. AND BRITAIN BEGAN DRAFTING A NEW, MUCH TOUGHER RESOLUTION. ONE THAT WOULD ALLOW THE USE OF FORCE ... IF BAGHDAD FAILS TO COMPLY WITH U.N. DEMANDS. BUT KEY MEMBERS OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL ARE STILL NOT CONVINCED SUCH A MOVE IS NEEDED. AT A HEARING ON CAPITOL HILL, DEFENSE SECRETARY DONALD RUMSFELD URGED CONGRESS TO PASS ITS OWN RESOLUTION ... AUTHORIZING POSSIBLE MILITARY ACTION AGAINST IRAQ. AND HE IMPLORED THEM TO DO IT BEFORE U.N. OFFICIALS VOTE ON THE MATTER. DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: "Delaying a vote in Congress would send the wrong message in my view." PRESIDENT BUSH RECEIVED ASSURANCES FROM TOP DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS THAT THEY WILL ACT QUICKLY. PRESIDENT BUSH: "It's an important signal for the world to see that this country is united in our resolve to deal with threats that we face." AND THE WHITE HOUSE PLANS TO PUT EVEN MORE PRESSURE ON CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS. CBS NEWS HAS LEARNED PRESIDENT BUSH WILL SEND A RESOLUTION TO THEM ON THURSDAY ... ASKING FOR MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY IN DEALING WITH SADDAM HUSSEIN. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Buffalo-Eight]


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Six men accused of being members of a Buffalo based terrorist cell will remain behind bars for now.
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[VO-NAT 27.5]
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A bail hearing ended today WITHOUT a decision from the judge- it will continue tomorrow.
During the hearing, prosecutors argued the men are a flight risk and a danger to national security.
Prosecutors cited an e-mail allegedly from suspect Mukhtar Al Bakri to a man in Western New York state.
In the e-mail prosecutors alleged Al Bakri wrote in code about an upcoming terrorist attack saying the next meal will be very huge. No one will be able to bear it.
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((WILLIAM HOCKUM/PROSECUTOR: MR. AL BAKRI ADMITTED THAT IT REFERRED TO A LARGE EXPLOSION WHICH WAS BEING PLANNED BY AL QAEDA AGAINST AMERICANS.))
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The suspects are all of Yemeni descent- They're accused of receiving training at an Al Qaeda camp in Afghanistan.

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[Nickens]


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After two decades on the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors, Harry Nickens is stepping down. The Vinton Supervisor is leaving western Virginia to accept a position in central Kentucky.
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Nickens has been named President of the Ephraim (EFF-rum) McDowell Health Care Foundation and Vice President of the Ephraim McDowell Health System. The organization is based in Danville, Kentucky and operates fifteen facilities.
Nickens was the President of the College of Health Sciences for eleven years. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the school's foundation. He will assume his new duties in Kentucky by November first.
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[Wal-Mart]


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If you build it, they will come. That's the catch phrase in the movie "Field of Dreams" but it also describes the grand opening of a controversial Wal-Mart in Roanoke County. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 FS***]
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Business Reporter Rachel Cannon joins us now to explain... Jean, when plans to build a Wal-Mart in the Bonsack neighborhood were announced, not everyone was happy.
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Many residents went to the County and the company with concerns. They included increased traffic, noise, and decreases in property values. But today the Super Wal-Mart is open and business is booming.
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((NATS Lines are long and the parking lot is full.
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((CHRIS BARE/STORE MANAGER; ITS BEEN LIKE THAT ALL DAY LONG.))
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((I THINK IT'S WONDERFUL THAT IT'S HERE I THINK IT'S GREAT THAT IT'S HERE.))
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Not everyone thought so. During planning and construction, neighbors let it be known they weren't happy about the new business in town.
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((CHRIS BARE/STORE MANAGER; OPPOSITION SEEMS LIKE IT'S OUT THERE, PEOPLE WANT TO PRESERVE THEIR HOMEPLACE AND THAT'S UNDERSTANDABLE.))
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But many months and compromises later, the store manager says a fair balance is packed away. He says they found solutions for the major concerns.
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((CHRIS BARE/STORE MANAGER; THE EXTRA TRAFFIC LIGHTS THAT WE WERE ABLE TO ONE IS ALREADY OPERATION AND THE OTHER WILL BE VERY SHORTLY AND THAT SHOULD TAKE CARE OF MOST OF THE TRAFFIC ISSUES.))
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((CHRIS BARE/STORE MANAGER; SOME OF THE RESIDENTS HAD CONCERNS ABOUT BEING ABLE TO SEE THE BACK OF THE BUILDING AND WANTED A FENCE RAISED.))
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The Super Center also has a Colonial look. (Bayer) Bare says the tan and green design is being used nationwide on new stores and is getting rave reviews.
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((TONYA SABLE/CUSTOMER; I THINK THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN THIS AREA WILL ULTIMATELY BE HAPPY THAT THIS HAPPENED.))
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((DELLA ST. CLAIR/CUSTOMER; PROBABLY THE PEOPLE THAT WAS AGAINST WERE PROBABLY THE FIRST ONE'S THAT WOULD BE HERE TODAY.))
[OUT Q=TODAY].))
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Pulpit]

Security guards were on duty today to help with the crowds, officials say they probably won't be used on a permanent basis.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & RAchel /Pulpit]

Jean, no idea yet how many people came to the grand opening. The manager says the employees, a total of 4-hundred at the location, were just trying to make it through the first day.

[State-budget]


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The women's Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin College - it's just one program that could be cut as a result of state budget woes
The Virginia Space Grant Consortium is another.
Those are just some of the proposals coming from the State Council of Higher Education-
It's done with its proposed budget cuts of 7, 11 and 15 percent for the governor.
Governor Warner wants all state agencies to present him with three seperate budget plans by Friday.
Higher cuts are proposed for other programs, including one that encourages minority students to pursue doctoral degrees and then teach in Virginia schools.
Meanwhile, State employees got some bad news straight from the Governor today.
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Warner talked with about 250 members of the state workforce today about possible layoffs.
The governor answered questions and took suggestions on how to trim the fat from state spending.
Warner says he welcomes ideas from state workers but remains skeptical that layoffs can be avoided.
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[VO-NAT]


State agenices are required to submit their proposed budget cuts by Friday.
Warner is expected to start announcing layoffs by early October.
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[Hip-Hop-convention]


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Hip-hop artists from around the country are rapping a new tune -- to get young African-American voters to the polls.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX]

Hundreds of influential leaders, artists, and educators in the African American community are planning to be a part of a nationwide Hip-hop summit. Their goal is to bridge the gap between the older and younger generations - and to prompt more blacks to take an active part in voting, literacy and volunteering.
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[IN Q=Basically, the hip hop...]

((JOHN HUFFMAN/VP SILVERBACK RECORDS : BASICALLY, THE HIP-HOP COMMUNITY IS GENERATING SO MUCH MONEY THAT NOW IS THE TIME FOR US TO REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT REALLY MEANS..NOT GO OUT AND BUY CARS AND WHATEVER - BUT, HEY - HOW DO WE PUT THAT MONEY TO WORK FOR OUR COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-John Huffman/VP Silverback Records]
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[OUT Q=for our community.]
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[VO-NAT]

The summit kicks off next month in Dallas.
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[Allman-Brothers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A classic rock legend wowed fans in the Roanoke Valley tonight.
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[VO-NAT]


The Allman Brothers band brought thousands to the Salem Civic Center.
The group has been performing for some three decades.
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Still ahead on News 7, find out why some restaurants are fighting super-fish.
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[VO-NAT]


And an actress and major league baseball player go head to head in court.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Kitaen]


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An Actress is in court- facing charges she abused her husband- who happens to be a major league ball player.
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[VO-NAT server or 15:49:08 24.5 ]
[SUPER=03-Laguna Niguel, CA; ]


The charges against Actress Tawny Kitaen (ki-tane) stem from a confrontation in April with her husband Chuck Finley- the Cleveland Indians pitcher.
According to Sports Illustrated the District Attorneys office says Kitaen allegedly kicked Finley with her high heeled shoes- in the thigh, the leg and arm.
A third party apparently called 9-1-1. Police noticed abrasions and scrapes on Finley- and arrested Kitaen.
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((REPORTER: CAN YOU TELL US HOW YOU'RE HOLDING UP. LAWYER: SHE'S DOING FINE.))
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[vo-nat 06 plus pad]
Kitaen is 40- Finley 39- They're also involved in a custody battle over their two children.
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[Hooker]


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A Henry County man will spend two years behind bars for shaking his six-month-old daughter to death.
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[VO-NAT]


24-year-old James Ray Hooker pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter in July.
This week he got a 10-year sentence, with eight years suspended.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Hooker admitted he initially made up a story to police last November about his daughter being injured in a car accident.
Hooker testified yesterday that the death was an accident.

[Clark-Family]


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Members of the Clark Family Experience were back in bankruptcy court today, as a judge considered whether to hear more testimony in their case.
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[VO-NAT]
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It has taken over two years for the group's first major album to reach stores, and the six brothers from Franklin County say they don't have enough income to pay their debts.
Curb Records says the Clarks are acting in bad faith.
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((LORI THOMPSON: OUR POSITION IS THAT THEY DID FILE THEIR PETITION FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF TRYING TO GET OUT OF THEIR CONTRACT WITH CURB RECORDS, WHICH IS NOT A PROPER USE OF THE BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING.)) ((RICHARD FOSTER: I THINK IF YOU LOOK AT THE OVERALL FINANCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES OF EACH OF THE SIX BROTHERS, ITS PRETTY CLEAR THEY DIDN'T HAVE ANY MONEY AND THEY WERE CONCERNED HOW THEY WERE GOING TO MAKE ENDS MEET, HOW THEY WERE GOING TO PAY THEIR BILLS.))
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[SUPER=01-Richard Foster/Clark Family Attorney; :08]
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[OUT Q=how they were going to pay their bills.]
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[VO-NAT]


The judge agreed to hear more evidence in October... before deciding whether to dismiss the brothers' bankruptcy petitions.
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[Missing-Girl]


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Relatives of Jennifer Short want to make sure she has a home to return to.
An aunt and uncle are asking a Henry County judge to make them her guardians.
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[VO-NAT]


Jennifer's been missing since August 15th, when her parents were found shot and killed in their Henry County home.
Her family holds out hope she's alive.
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Mary Short's sister Ruby Young and her husband Chris are petitioning the court to be guardians.
Other family members say that's OK ... as long as they're allowed visitation rights.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A judge will hear the matter in Henry County juvenile and domestic court Friday.

[Spring-Hollow]


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Roanoke County wants to make sure it'll never run out of water.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Since June, the county's been pumping water that leaks out of the dam at Spring Hollow reservoir back into the lake. Two pumps collect about one day's worth of water every two weeks. The County's also digging several test wells in between the dam and treatment facility. IF significant water is found, Utility Director Gary Robertson says he hopes it can be pumped into the treatment facility, treated, and then sent directly to customers. Together, Roanoke County and City pull 10 to 11 million gallons of water a day from the reservoir.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Most of us think about retirement around age 65... but one U-S worker is still going strong at 102.
Meet him a little later on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus, man's best friend needs a little help... 400 feet up.
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[Commercial]

[Dog-Rescue]


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A dramatic dog rescue- after a pooch gets stuck on a 400 foot high cliff in California.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-La Jolla, CA]

A rescue worker reached the stranded pooch as was able to reach the stranded pooch- put him in a harness- and slowly walk him up that wall of stone.
Colby is a one year old Siberian Husky Mix.
He appears to be fine. Colby's tail was wagging as he was rescued.
We don't know yet if his owners will be billed for the rescue.
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[Salmon]


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What would you think of eating genetically engineered seafood?
About 200 restaurants, grocers and seafood distributors are pleding not to buy the fish-
This.. all because the Food and Drug Administration is considering an application to market Atlantic Salmon genetically engineered to grow twice as fast as salmon raised on "fish farms."
One study shows the fish could pose environmental issues if they're released in the wild and breed with native species.

[S-Extra]


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Coming up in sports, the Late Model Stock cars invade Martinsville for some testing, the VHSL tries to pass its latest test where alignment is concerned, plus one former Hokie will get reacquainted with Tech this weekend. But first in tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]


One day after retiring, Patrick Ewing has been picked up by the Washington Wizards as an assistant coach, but he didn't rule out a return to the game as a player. If Michael Jordan needs a new center, I'm sure Ewing is the first one he'd call.
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[S-Test]


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The country's best late model stock car drivers invaded Martinsville speedway yesterday to test for the September 29th Taco Bell 300. Steve Mason explains why the purse alone should make this year's event the best ever.
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[SUPER=01-Butch Hamlet/Driver of #21 Taco Bell Car; 1:34]
[SUPER=01-Clay Campbell/Martinsville Speedway President; 1:43]
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[S-VHSL]


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The Virginia High School League's Executive Committee met yesterday in Charlottesville and the main item on the agenda was what to do with the Blue Ridge District - make it an eleven team district for next year or split it into two divisions. Several schools including Salem, Pulaski and Fleming were opposed to a split, so they probably won't be thrilled with the end result. The VHSL voted to split the league into one five team division and another six team division.
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[GO TO PINNACLE BLUE RIDGE NORTH] The new Blue Ridge North will feature - Alleghany, Lord Botetourt, Northside, William Byrd and William Fleming. Those five will compete in the Northern tier.
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[GO TO PINNACLE BLUE RIDGE SOUTH] The Blue Ridge south will align, Blacksburg, Cave Spring, Christiansburg, Hidden Valley, Pulaski County and Salem. The new alignment cuts down on travel for teams like Alleghany, which has a pretty considerable trip every time it heads to the New River Valley.
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[talent=travis]
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All schools agreed to submit to the VHSL's recommendation.

[S-Grimes]


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Saturday's Virginia Tech - Texas A & M showdown in College Station will be a family reunion of sorts for the Tech coaching staff. Former Hokies assistant J.B. Grimes is the offensive line coach at Texas A & M.
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[VO-Nat]
The Aggies can't wait to get the Hokies at Kyle Field, but they feel a little bit like they're looking in the mirror when they look at Tech.
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[S-Hillcats]


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We finish up with baseball news from the Carolina League. While the Salem Avalanche has changed major league affiliates, the Lynchburg Hillcats will remain with the Pittsburgh Pirates for 4 more years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Carolina League Championship; :00]


Pittsburgh has officially announced an extension of the player development contract with Lynchburg that began in 1995. The deal will run through the 2006 season. In eight seasons with the Pirates, Lynchburg has fielded two Carolina League Champions and has been to the Mills Cup Series three times.
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[Oldest-Worker]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=dse]
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If it seems like you've been working forever, listen to this.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


Doctor Ray Crist has been working full time for more than 75 years.
Now 102 years-old, he is being honored as america's oldest worker.
Crist says his work as an environmental science professor is too important for him to retire.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=THINKING ABOUT THIS]

((DR. RAY CRIST/OLDEST AMERICAN WORKER; THINKING ABOUT THIS, I CAME TO THE CONCLUSTION THAT THE MOST EFFECTIVE THING I COULD DO WOULD BE TO HELP LIBERAL ARTS STUDENTS WHO WOULD RUN THE COUNTY COME THEIR GRADUATION.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Ray Crist/Oldest American Worker]
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[OUT Q=COME THEIR GRADUATION.]
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[VO-NAT]


Older workers from across the country were honored in Washington D-C. (------------)