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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The release of new pictures in a month-old double murder and kidnapping seems to have gotten investigators nowhere.


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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And Lynchburg is asking gangs members themselves how to end the gang problem.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports, the Tech 2002 Report is coming up with among other things a Big East player of the week award for Willie Pile.
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[VO-NAT]

And Michael Vick makes some NFL history just three weeks into the NFL season.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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A cool front brings a change in the air today. Will Isidore be a factor by the end of the week? A closer look coming up.
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News 7 is next.
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A lead in the search for Jennifer Short is looking like more of a dead end.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


But Henry County's Sheriff says investigators are still plowing ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Missing-Girl]
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An investigative lead in the murders of Michael and Mary Short and the kidnapping of their daughter is proving to be NOT so promising.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Henry County's Sheriff says a report that Mary Short was harassed by a man 10 years ago may have reached a dead end.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Marya /Newsroom;]


Marya Jones is here with more.
Keith and Shannon, at one time it was his most promising lead, but now Sheriff Frank Cassell is calling it a "wild goose chase."
[LIVE= Marya /FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]


Investigators have spent more than one-thousand hours chasing a tip that Mary Short was harassed by a man when she worked at the Pluma plant a decade ago.
But after all that work, NO ONE has been able to tell them who the man was.
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((SHERIFF FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO.: I'M BEGINNING TO WONDER IF THEY'VE MISTAKEN MARY FOR SOMEONE ELSE BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW WHY WE CAN'T FIND THIS MAN. ))
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[***LIVE VO*** Marya's mic hot]
The Sheriff released photos of Mary Short when she worked at Pluma last week, hoping they'd jog someone's memory about the incident.
Several people said they remembered HER, but no one knew who the man was.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


Sheriff Cassell says he worries that former employees may be confusing Mary with other women who they KNOW were harassed at Pluma that same year.
Meantime today, a judge appointed Michael Short's son by a previous marriage administrator of his estate.
Kenneth Short will be able to manage his father's estate, pay his bills and allow investigators into the family's home.
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[LIVE= Marya /FULL Newsroom]


But the Short estate is far from being settled.
Jennifer would be the couple's main heir ... but until she's found, there's not much the family can do to divide up their belongings.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Marya /Newsroom;]


Keith and Shannon?

[West-Nile]


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The West Nile Virus may have claimed its first victim in Virginia.
Loudoun County health officials say a 54-year-old woman from Sterling died yesterday... She had been in a Northern Virginia hospital since September fifth.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


The health department says it's been checking for mosquitoes around the woman's home.
There have been about a dozen confirmed human cases of West Nile virus in Virginia.... all in Northern and Eastern Virginia.
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[Workman]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The D-E-A Agent-set to be tried next month for murder- -has asked that his trial be moved out of Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February]

Timothy Workman's lawyer filed a motion for change of venue last week, citing "inflammatory publicity." Attorney Tony Anderson is asking the court to consider whether news accounts of the shooting death of Edward Bailey were accurate. The federal agent from Mission, Texas, allegedly shot and killed Bailey in the parking lot of a Roanoke restaurant last February. There's a hearing in the case scheduled tomorrow afternoon.
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[Knox]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
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Roanoke pain Doctor Cecil Knox is charged in a racketeering conspiracy that allegedly lasted for six years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February]

But the indictment doesn't cite specific dates of fraud or kickbacks alleged, and the judge says that's not right. Judge Sam Wilson writes, it's not even a close question, so today he ordered the government to provide Knox and his lawyers the dates of each offense, so they can adequately prepare for trial. The case is still set for trial in January.
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[L'burg-Gangs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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If Lynchburg is going to be successful in putting a stop to gang activity, residents from every walk of life will have to get involved.
That's the message from organizers of a city-wide summit on gang violence that gets underway tonight at E.C. Glass
High School.. [DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Steve/Microwave;]


Steve Smallshaw is outside E.C. Glass with a preview..
[LIVE=Steve/FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@ssm1]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg]


Keith, organizers say this summit is for everyone: police, clergy, city leaders, neighborhood watch groups.. and even gang members themselves are being asked to turn out tonight as Lynchburg tries to put the brakes on this problem before it gets out of control.
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[IN Q=City council first]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Month; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ed Barksdale/Lynchburg Council Member; :49]
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[OUT Q=resolve this problem.]

(( City council first got wind of the problem last month when police paid a visit to a work session armed with photos, guns and videos all showing the handiwork of the seven active gangs known to be operating in Lynchburg.
They differ in names, the colors they wear and the territory they occupy, but the common denominator is drugs.
Clashes over drug turf and the initiation process for new gang members have led to numerous assaults, robberies and drive-by shootings.
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((YOU'RE GOING TO SEE A MAN RIGHT HERE WALK AROUND, AND HE WILL ACTUALLY START FIRING A WEAPON, YOU'RE GOING TO SEE FOUR MUZZLE FLASHES COMING FROM HIS HANDGUN AS HE'S RUNNING TOWARDS THAT WHITE JEEP.))
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Since that meeting, residents have begun getting together trying to figure out what they can do to help.
Local ministers have pledged to do what they can to meet with gang members and try to mediate their disputes.
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((ED BARKSDALE/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: THIS IS WHERE THE CITIZENS COME IN, THIS IS WHERE THE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH GROUPS COME IN, THIS IS WHERE JOHN Q. PUBLIC HIMSELF COMES IN. AND IF WE'RE INTERESTED AND CONCERNED ABOUT OUR CITY AND ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY, WE WILL COME FORWARD AND COME UP TO THE PLATE AND DO THE BEST WE CAN TO RESOLVE THIS PROBLEM.))
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[OUT Q=resolve this problem.] ))
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Organizers say tonight's meeting will focus more on discussion of the problem rather than presentations.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Steve/Microwave;]


It gets underway at 7.. we'll have more for you tonight on News7 at Eleven.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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Sweatshop workers bring their stories of suffering to Southwest Virginia.
More on that story when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus people opposed to these murals threaten to boycott of sue, if the works aren't removed from a Central Virginia courtroom.
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[Sweat-shops]
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Local steelworkers are meeting in Roanoke today to talk about labor practices ... but not their own.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Instead it's about those employed in overseas sweatshops and the deplorable conditions human rights leaders say they experience. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 MONITOR GRAPHIC***]
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & Rachel / Pulpit;]

It's all part of a national campaign being kicked off in our area and with more on the story here's Business Reporter Rachel Cannon...Rachel? Keith and Shannon, The campaign is called "No More Sweatshops."
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]

It's being led by a man who has seen the inner workings of overseas garment factories. He wants the American public to know about them and then do something about it.
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(( These two women have traveled thousands of miles, from Bangladesh to America to tell their story.
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[SOT 3:30:05] (COVER)
[IN Q=they've]

((CHARLES KERNAGHAN/NATIONAL LABOR COMMITTEE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS; THEY'VE NEVER SPOKEN PUBLICLY BEFORE I MEAN THESE ARE VERY BRAVE WOMEN.))
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Brave because their talking about their experiences in garment factories. Labor officials say they're examples of the 1.6 million workers who put in 19-hour days for starvation wages and endure both physical and mental abuse.
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((CHARLES KERNAGHAN/NATIONAL LABOR COMMITTEE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS; YOU HAVE WOMEN IN BANGLADESH AND OTHER COUNTRIES MAKING CLOTHING FOR THE UNITED STATES AND OTHER PRODUCTS WHO HAVE NO RIGHTS.))
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[BUTT BUTT]
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((IN BANGLADESH FOR EXAMPLE CHILDREN ARE MAKING DISNEY CLOTHING AND WALMART CLOTHING.))
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Kernaghan says the American people can help. The "No More Sweatshops" campaign is stopping in 10-cities around the country and along with it, is a massive petition drive. Kernaghan would like to see pressure put on companies and new laws that guarantee international human rights
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[SOT 3:29:49]
[IN Q=the ]

((THE COMPANIES KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON WALMART KNOWS WHAT'S GOING ON DISNEY KNOWS WHAT'S GOING ON BUT AS LONG AS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON NOTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE.))
[OUT Q=TO CHANGE].))
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[LIVE=Rachel/FULL Pulpit]

We did call Wal-Mart and the Walt Disney Company... both say they do not use sweatshops. Disney says they follow a strict code of labor conduct and travel worldwide to check factories. Wal-Mart says they also conduct surprise inspections at factories. A spokesman says they're aware sweatshops exist and that retailers need to be vigilant to stop the problem
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & RAchel /Pulpit;]

Keith and Shannon, the next stop for the campaign started today is Washington DCTERMS.

[Boucher]


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The Twin County Airport in Carroll County is flying high tonight.
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[SUPER=03-Carroll Co.; ]

This morning-- Congressman Rick Boucher announced the airport commission will receive nearly one million dollars in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration. The money will help PREPARE the site for a corporate aircraft hangar. Safety improvements are also on the "to do" list.
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[SOT 00:08:57]
[IN Q=A KEY ]

((REP. RICK BOUCHER/(D) 9TH DISTRICT; A KEY INGREDIENT TO EVERY COMMUNITY'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEEDS TO BE A GENERAL AVIATION AIRPORT THAT IS ADEQUATE TO THE NEEDS OF THE COMPANIES THAT THAT COMMUNITY IS SEEKING TO ATTRACT. THAT'S THE GOAL THAT WE HAVE FOR THE TWIN COUNTY AIRPORT, WE WANT FOR THIS AIRPORT TO MEET CORPORATE AMERICA'S NEEDS.))
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[OUT Q=america's needs.]
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The airport serves Carroll and Grayson Counties along with the city of Galax-- which are providing money for the upgrades as well as the Virginia Aviation Board.
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A small business development program is getting a new address and more visibility in downtown Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Business Seed Program of Total Action Against Poverty will soon move into a former National Bank of Commerce branch at 210 South Jefferson Street.
NBC will donate the space rent-free until the current lease expires in February, 2005.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This will make a huge difference]

((CHRIS SCOTT: THIS WILL MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY AS FAR AS HAVING A ONE STOP SMALL BUSINESS CENTER TO RECEIVE FINANCING AND COUNSELING.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Scott/Business Seed Program Manager]
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[OUT Q=financing and counseling.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Business Seed program targets individuals who have had trouble finding traditional financing. With the move to its new quarters, the program will be located next to the Regional Chamber of Commerce and its small business development center.
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[Optical-Cable]


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A federal judge today signed off on a settlement that will give Optical Cable stock holders some cash and additional shares of stock. The deal was struck in June- -part of a class action lawsuit brought by stock holders who felt former company president Bob Kopstein misrepresented his personal margin account and conspired to inflate the company's stock price. An unknown number of stock holders will divy up 700-thousand dollars in cash, plus 250-thousand shares of stock now valued at 2-dollars a share.

[Stocks]


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More profit warnings and another dose of dismal economic news sent stocks lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW dropped another 114 points.
NASDAQ fell 36.
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[Murals]


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They hope to appeal to city council's better judgement, but opponents of some controversial artwork in two Lynchburg court buildings say it may take a boycott or a lawsuit to persuade the city to remove it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Many people find the brass figures in Lynchburg's circuit court to be racially offensive in the way they portray blacks picking tobacco.
Some also object to this 1930's-era painting in juvenile court of a white man and his apparent slave.
For years, opponents have been asking the city to take down the artwork.. now they're stepping up the pressure.
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[SOT 13:35:14//13:41:00]
[IN Q=But even if]

((TENISE MONTERIO/VA ORGANIZING PROJECT: BUT EVEN IF THE COST IS 17-THOUSAND DOLLARS, IS THAT TOO SMALL A PRICE TO PAY TO STOP INSULTING A LARGE SEGMENT OF THE POPULACE?)) ((ROBERT POIGNANT/VA ORGANIZING PROJECT: THIS CITY MIGHT HAVE A LOT OF LOSS. THIS CITY WANTS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, IT WANTS TOURISM AND IT'S IN THE CITY'S BEST INTEREST TO TAKE IT DOWN NOW RATHER THAN TO RISK THOSE LOSSES. AND WE REALLY DON'T THINK WE HAVE TO THREATEN WITH LAWSUITS OR BOYCOTTS AT THIS POINT IN TIME, BUT THAT'S ALWAYS A DISTINCT POSSIBILITY.))
[SUPER=01-Tenise Monterio/VA Organizing Project; :00]
[SUPER=01-Robert Poignant/VA Organizing Project; :13]
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[OUT Q=a distinct possibility.]
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[VO-NAT]


Council will discuss the issue at tomorrow's work session.
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[Grayson-Water]


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Good news for some folks in Grayson County-- the health department has lifted the boil advisory for homes on Mockingbird Lane.
Officials say the problem has been corrected and the water is safe to drink.

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Michael Vick makes come NFL history last night. While the Points race in NASCAR is still a virtual dead heat.
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[VO-NAT]

And you gotta put your hands together for Tech's Willie Pile - the Big East defensive player of the week. That and more in tonight's Tech 2002 Report.
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[S-Tech2002]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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This morning's Tech 2002 report features a team on the rise, a Big East "Pile Driver" that would make even the Undertaker proud, and a soil analysis from Kyle Field.
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[SUPER=01-Willie Pile/Virginia Tech Senior Safety; :19]
[SUPER=01-Jake Grove/Virginia Tech Center;1:46]
[SUPER=01-Cols Colas/Virginia Tech Defensive End; 1:54]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/16th Season at Virginia Tech; 2:01]
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[OUT Q=...BEAT YOU!]

(( They are number five with a bullet. Virginia Tech holds down the five spot in both polls this week and that upward mobility coupled with the sounds they experienced in Texas over the weekend - is music to the team's ears. ((WILLIE PILE:)) Pile was one of many Tech defensive ringleaders in College Station, and no one was more opportunistic than he was. He had 10 tackles, an inception and a fumble recovery. As a result of his efforts he has been named the Big East conference's defensive player of the week. Although, Pile got his true reward on the field last Saturday when he stuffed the defensive lunch pail in true Tech tradition. ((WILLIE PILE:)) Last year Tech hammered Western Michigan 31-to-nothing. In that game the Hokie gave up just 34 yards rushing on 23 carries. The Broncos shouldn't look for much more this weekend. As a result of Tech's defensive effort at A&M - the Hokies are now 2nd in the nation in rush defense allowing just 44 yard a game heading into Saturday's contest in Kalamazoo.)) ((BITE:))
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
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The oddsmakers don't have quite the same faith in Western Michigan that Frank does. The Hokies are 21 point favorites for the Noon kickoff on Saturday.

[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Former Hokie Michael Vick got his first NFL win as a starting quarterback last night as he led the Falcons to a 30-to-3 win over the Bengals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/ESPN-Last Night; :00]

Vick completed 16 of 26 passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns to Brian Finneran. Vick has yet to throw an interception this season. He also ran for 54 yards, and in so doing became the first NFL quarterback in more than 30 years to rush for at least 50 yards in three straight games. His 258 yards of offense were more than the entire Bengals' team. The Falcons have a bye week this weekend.
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[S-NASCAR]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[GRAPHIC=NASCAR POINT RACE 6064]

The Winston Cup points race is still a wide open affair - although a couple of the favorites dropped back a bit yesterday at Dover.
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[SUPER=0112-1. Mark Martin/3720/2. Jimmie Johnson/3690/3. Tony Stewart/3646/4. Sterling Marlin/3939/5. Jeff Gordon/3530

/;] With the circuit now heading to Kansas City on Sunday - Mark Martin now has a 30 point cushion on Jimmie Johnson with Tony Stewart third. Sterling Marlin fell from second to fourth and Jeff Gordon crashed out yesterday and he really ha
s to pick up the pace in the coming weeks. [SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0112-6. Rusty Wallace/3522/7. Ryan Newman/3495/8. Matt Kenseth/3485/9. Bill Elliott/3463/10. Ricky Rudd/3439/;]

Rusty and his teammate Ryan Newman still have a shot as Newman moves up a spot this week. Kenseth, Elliott and Rudd round out the top 10.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
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Also, remember that the Taco Bell 300 Late Model Stock car event takes place this coming Sunday at the Martinsville Speedway.
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[VO NAT ENG#]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Last Wednesday; :00]

Last week more than 110 teams tuned up for the race in an open test session. Qualifying gets underway Saturday at one, while the heat races begin Sunday at 12:30 - with the main event taking place Sunday at 3. (--------------) Tickets are $20 bucks for adults and just $5 dollars for children 12 and under.