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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

The waiting's almost over. Investigators are closing in on the identity of the person who's remains were found in North Carolina. Plus, a scare in Lynchburg sends police looking for a missing girl but the case ends on a happy note. And, an early Christmas present for holiday shoppers as FAO Shwarz returns to town.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Shan]
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[in q=I think]

((SHERIFF CASSELL: I THINK EVERYONE'S HOPING FOR THE BEST AND EXPECTING THE WORST.))
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[OUTQ=expecting the worst.]
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[VO-NAT]

In a matter of hours, authorities could know if the human remains found last week are those of Jennifer Short.
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[ANCHOR=shan]
[SS=News 7 at Eleven]

Good evening, I'm Shannon Young. Jean has the night off.

[Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Shann]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-43 TC12:52]
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D-N-A tests on the remains found in Rockingham County, North Carolina could come tomorrow.
[SS=Jennifer Short]

Investigators are expected to first notify the family of Jennifer Short-- and then meet with the media. [***JENNIFER SHORT MONITOR GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Teresa and Shannon/Pulpit;]

Teresa Hamilton just returned from Rockingham County-- and joins us now with the latest information. Shannon, it's been a tough week for everyone--
[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@Teresa1]

from investigators to family and friends of the Short family. But tomorrow-- the uncertainty that's plagued Jennifer's family since mid- August could finally be met with some answers.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=03-Rockingham Co., NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Office; :22]
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[OUT Q=NOT to be human]

(( It was last week, that human remains were discovered near this pond in Rockingham County about 30- miles from the home of Jennifer Short. Since then, authorities have concluded the bones appear to be those of a nine year old, white female with shoulder length brown hair... leading many to believe the remains are those of the missing nine year old.
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[sot 17:22:48]
[inq= we've always hoped]

((we've always hoped for the day... not be positive.)) [runs12]
[out q= not be positive.]

Investigators hope to know the answer to that question tomorrow-- when D-N-A tests are expected to be complete. In the meantime-- crews are continuing to search the area where the bones were found. Today-- several more bones were pulled from the bottom of this murky pond-- but they turned out NOT to be human. ))
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[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Pulpit]

Authorities have concluded the victim also appeared to have suffered a gun shot to the back of the head. Tonight-- we spoke with Jennifer's uncle-- He says the family is devastated by the possibility this could be Jennifer--
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Teresa /Pulpit;]

Shannon, we'll have the latest information tomorrow-- as soon as its made available.

[L'burg-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-40 TC13:10]
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There is a happy ending to the story of another missing nine-year-old girl.. this one in Lynchburg.
Police feared the worst when Dominique Womack was seen getting into a car near her school this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Apparently Womack hadn't told her mother she was going to a friend's house.
Authorities asked area media to broadcast her description.. but Womack ended up returning home around 6:15.
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[SOT 18:38:31]
[IN Q=All it was]

((LT. TOM LAWTON/LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT: ALL IT WAS WAS A MISCOMMUNICATION. SHE APPARENTLY WENT HOME WITH A FRIEND OF HERS. DIDN'T TELL HER MOM WHERE SHE WAS GOING. THEY ENDED UP GOING OUT TO THE TACO BELL AND GETTING SOMETHING TO EAT, AND THEN SHE IN TURN ENDED UP WALKING HOME. SO WE PUT A LOT OF EFFORT INTO IT, WE'RE HAPPY IT TURNED OUT LIKE THIS, AND WASN'T A REAL ABDUCTION CERTAINLY.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Tom Lawton/Lynchburg Police Department]
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[OUT Q=real abduction certainly.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police say the initial description led them to believe she'd been abducted by a stranger.
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[Boyd]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=khu]
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Still no cause of death, but the medical examiner has confirmed the identity of the woman found dead in Franklin County Saturday night.
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[VO-NAT]

Lori Metts Hodges Boyd was in the back seat of her burned out car
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]

in a field off Timber Ridge Road in Glade Hill. It took an additional set of dental records to positively identify the remains as those of the 37-year old mother of four. Sheriff Quint Overton says- -for now- -it's a "suspicious death," one that's still under investigation.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=HOLD]


Autopsy results were inconclusive, the sheriff says. He expects it may be a "couple of weeks" before the lab work sheds any light on how Lori Boyd died.

[Glenvar-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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It was a busy day at the Glenvar- area schools in Roanoke County.
First a bomb threat forced the evacuation of the elementary, middle and high schools.
No bomb was found.
Then, in a separate incident, an electrical problem caused a burning smell to permeate the middle school building.

All students returned to their respective schools once the buildings were deemed safe.

[Lili]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
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[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Lili]


Hurricane Lili is calling on Cuba, two weeks after Hurricane Isidore. The storm has hammered the island's western end, sending thousands fleeing their homes. Lili now has its sights set on Texas and Louisiana. Aleen Sirgany reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stanley Boudreaux/Houma, LA Resident; ]
[SUPER=01-Neil Frank/Former Nat. Hurricane Center Dir.; ]
[SUPER=03-Sugidero de Batabano, Cuba]
[SUPER=@Sirgany2;]
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[OUT Q=ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS ]

(( WITH TROPICAL STORM ISIDORE STILL FRESH ON THEIR MINDS, PEOPLE IN LOUISIANA ARE TAKING NO CHANCES WITH LILI.
(SOT: Stanley Boudreaux/Houma Resident)
(NAT)

WORKERS ARE ONCE AGAIN FILLING UP SANDBAGS ... AND RUSHING TO REPAIR LEVIES DAMAGED BY ISIDORE LAST WEEK. BUT LILI PROMISES TO PACK AN EVEN MORE POWERFUL PUNCH WHEN IT REACHES THE U.S. GULF COAST -- POSSIBLY AS HIGH AS CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE STATUS -- WHICH COULD BRING 155 MILE PER HOUR WINDS.
(SOT: NEIL FRANK/FMR. DIR., NATIONAL HURRICANE CTR. )

"Unlike Isidore that crossed the western tip of Cuba about 11 days ago, the steering currents in this case are quite strong and it looks like this hurricane is going to move right on a steady course into Louisiana or southern Texas"
(NAT - Sugidero de Batabano, Cuba) LILI HAS ALREADY WREAKED HAVOC ALONG THE SOUTHERN COAST OF CUBA. WIND GUSTS OF MORE THAN 100 MILES PER HOUR -- AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS -- FORCED MANY RESIDENTS OUT OF THEIR HOMES AND INTO EVACUATION HELICOPTERS. NEARLY 200-THOUSAND CUBANS HAD TO BE HOUSED IN SHELTERS. AND AS LILI APPROACHES, OFFICIALS IN U.S. COASTAL COMMUNITIES ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR OWN EVACUATION PLANS. DURING ISIDORE, MANY TRAVELERS FOUND THEMSELVES STRANDED WHEN FLOODWATERS BLOCKED OFF IMPORTANT ESCAPE ROUTES. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS. ))

[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
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Secretary of State Colin Powell says says inspections in Iraq should wait until the Security Council adopts new rules.
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[VO-NAT :13]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]

At a hastily arranged news conference Powell said the chief U-N weapons inspector works for the Security Council, and carries out its will. He added that chief inspector Hans Blix -- quote -- ``should get new instructions.''
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[OUT Q=with continued Iraqi intransigence.]
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[VO-NAT :17]

Powell said sending inspectors back to Iraq now, after a lapse of nearly four years, would risk further deception by President Saddam Hussein.
A spokesman for Iraq's cabinet dismisses any notion that U-S military threats will force acceptance of objectionable, new United Nations resolutions.
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[Daycare-Closing]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-28 TC1:33:21]
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A Botetourt County child care center is calling it quits and leaving some working parents without a place for their children.
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[VO-NAT :16]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Dale Poff had two kids in the Train-'Em Up program at Valley Christian Center. He says last night officials said the location would provide services until November. But today he was told to pick up his kids because three of the five teachers walked out.
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[SOT 22:24:09]
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((DALE POFF/PARENT; IT WAS TOLD TO ME THAT BECAUSE SOME OF THE WORKERS HAD MENTIONED ABOUT THE SEVERANCE PAY LAST NIGHT THAT THE ASSOCIATE PASTOR GOT UPSET ABOUT THAT LAST NIGHT AND THEIR WAS A DISCRETION THIS MORNING ABOUT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Dale Poff/Parent;]
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[OUT Q=MORNING ABOUT IT.]
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[VO-NAT]

The church says it's relocating to Roanoke but that the plan was for the day care to remain open in Botetourt until November. The associate pastor says he expected the teachers to agree to the severance package offered.
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[FAO-Schwarz]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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A famous toy store is back for another holiday shopping season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;]

F-A-O Schwarz will open a temporary location in Tanglewood Mall later this month. The toy giant will sell toys and specialty items out of the old Brendle's store - a 50-thousand square foot site. This year will be F-A-O's second in Roanoke. Last year, its sales at Tanglewood were so good officials decided to come back. No word yet if they will be hiring staff to run the seasonal store.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Virginia Tech fans heading to a game might be hearing "keep off the grass."
But officials aren't talking about the football field.
We'll explain when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus investigators try to figure out why a man attacked a bus driver... in the middle of a trip.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Bus-Attack]


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A transient from the Los Angeles area is blamed with a causing a deadly Greyhound bus accident.
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Near Fresno, CA;]

The bus was heading from L-A to San Francisco last night when police say passenger Arturo Martinez slashed the driver's throat with a pair of scissors. The driver lost control and, at 70-miles an hour, the bus flipped over. The driver survived, but two female passengers were killed. Dozens more were injured.
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[IN Q=It was tumbling, kind of...]

((IT WAS TUMBLING, KIND OF MOVING BACK AND FORTH ROUGH, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, IT FLIPPED ON ITS SIDE. ))
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[OUT Q=it flipped on its side.]
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[VO-NAT :09]

Martinez was caught as he tried to run away. He faces multiple counts of murder. Authorities say the crime was *not* a terrorist attack.
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[Car-Train]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
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A collision between a car and a train in Campbell County killed one woman and injured another.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


State police say Bessie Yuille (yool) was crossing the tracks on Billy Lane just south of Rustburg and apparently never saw the train bearing down on her.
The northbound Norfolk Southern locomotive was traveling about 35 miles per hour when it struck Yuille's car broadside, pushing it 150 yards down the track.
Yuille was killed instantly.. her passenger, 54-year-old Louise Blair, suffered minor injuries.
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[Game-Parking]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=myr]
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[SS=None]


Blacksburg officials are mulling over an ordinance that restricts parking on grass.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Officials say a number of residents have been allowing football fans to park on their lawns during Virginia Tech home-games. But parking on grass is a zoning violation.
Police say the issue didn't really become one until this year, with the expansion of Lane Stadium.
Officials say they're left with two choices--enforce the ordinance or change it altogether.
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[SOT 39:37]
[IN Q=an individual]

((WILLIAM BROWN/BLACKSBURG POLICE CHIEF: AN INDIVIDUAL WHO WANTED TO PULL HIS CAR ON THE LAWN AND WAX HIS OR HER VEHICLE UNDER THE SHADE TREE ON THE LAWN...WOULD TECHNICALLY BE IN VIOLATION OF OUR ZONING ORDINANCE AND I DON'T THINK THAT'S THE INTENT OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE))
[SUPER=01-William Brown/Blacksburg Police Chief; ]
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[OUT Q=zoning ordinance]
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[VO-NAT]


The town says for now it will keep the ordinance as is, but, may re-visit the issue later in the year.
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[Medicaid-fraud]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-31 TC1:12:23]
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Medicaid fraud costs Virginia taxpayers millions of dollars a year...but the state is starting to get more of that money back.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Attorney General Jerry Kilgore today said more than 12 million dollars in fraudulent Medicaid payments was recovered last year.
It's the most ever uncovered by the 20-year-old Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
Eight million dollars of the recovered funds will be returned to Virginia's Medicaid program.
The rest will go to the federal government.
Officials estimate that Medicaid fraud may be costing Virginia taxpayers as much as three-hundred million dollars a year.
And Kilgore says Medicaid fraud may be on the rise.
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[SOT 13:10:54-13]

((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: WE'RE ALL AFRAID MORE FRAUD MAY COME BECAUSE OF TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES. WE WANT TO SEND THE MESSAGE THAT WE HAVE A UNIT HERE THAT'S COMMITTED TO SEEKING OUT THAT FRAUD. AND SEND THE MESSAGE TO INDIVIDUALS THAT MAY WANT TO THINK ABOUT COMMITTING FRAUD IT'S BEST NOT TO GO DOWN THAT ROAD.))
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[VO-NAT]


Kilgore says most of the fraud occurs when health care providers either over-bill or charge for services that were never provided.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


More Virginian's are joining the war on terror.
That's next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus it looks like fun, but this slide is actually designed to save lives.
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[Commercial]

[Guard-duty]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-27 TC2:05:45]
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More area national guard units got the official word... They'll go into active federal service NOVEMBER first. They began active duty training today.
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[V/O-NAT SOT]
[SUPER=03-Nottoway/October 2001]

The four units of the 29th Infantry Division... include a headquarters company based in Lynchburg, "A" Company from Charlottesville and Lynchburg and Company "B" in Lexington. Training takes place in their home armories during October. Then the troops will go to Fort Bragg and who- knows- where... in the war against terrorism.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]

Field Artillery units from Danville, Martinsville, Chatham and South Boston have already been called into federal status.

[Escape-Chute]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
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The principle is similar to a water park slide but the intent is deadly serious -- getting trapped people out of a burning high-rise.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


The Israeli-designed emergency escape chute was on display today in Washington D-C.
The system consists of a steel-coil chute covered in fire-resistant fabric.
The chute can extend 23 stories in less than ten seconds, taking 15 people to safety every minute. A 100-story version is being tested.
Fire officials say nine-eleven proved emergency measures besides sprinkler systems are needed.
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[Almanac]


[ANCHOR=Robin]
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[WRITER=dse]
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September is typically the most active tropical month and this year was no exception. But what does October hold? Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has some answers in our October almanac.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=EXTRA]
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Twins and A's highlights as the major league baseball postseason heats up, girls high school hoops and the New Orleans Hornests opwen camp, but firts our extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Midway - MLB SlugFest; :00]

Check out your PlayStation 2 or X-Box console campatible MLB Slug Fest 2003 video game. The creators of this version of America's favorite Past time call it adrenaline style game play. MLB SlugFest has bats that appear to be on fire and some batters that get beaned by balls, pretty awesome,
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[S-Twins]


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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-130 1:05:49]
[GRAPHIC=Twins/A's]


We start on the post season diamond and in the American League where the underdog Twins took on Oakland.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Oakland, CA/ESPN; :00]


The A's sporting their AL West championship colors as the game got underway.
Things looked good early as the twins get confused on a routine pop up. The ball drops and a run scores for the A's.
[SUPER=35-Minnesota/7/Oakland/5;]Oakland would go up by the count of 5 to 1 after this basehit to centerfield off t

he bat of Eric Chavez. The hit plates Scott Hatteberg and the A's are in command.
Not for long. Cory Coskie belts this two run homer to right, he drove in three runs on the day and the Twins rally to win 7-5 and lead the series 1-nothing.
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[S-Yankees]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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New York and Anaheim are battling right now in the other American League playoff series. Right now the score is 5-4 Anaheim in the eighth inning. Jason Giambi homered in the fourth but the Angels fought back to tie it at 4 in the sixth.

[S-Braves]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-121 1:22:55]
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The Atlanta Braves begin their National League best of five series against the Giants today. The big question. How to stop Barry Bonds.
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[VO-NAT]


He is batting .370 with 46 homeruns this season. The Braves Tom Glavine faces Bonds tomorrow and Barry is batting over .320 against the Braves ace.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Tom Glavine/Game One Starting Pitcher; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=......pitching to barry"]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :00]


Since 1996, the Braves have played in six national league championship series and three world series, and the hunger to win every year has only gotten stronger.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=.......doesn't get bored"]
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[S-Valentine]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-131 5326TC]
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[GO TO ENG#!!!!!!!!]



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]

In other baseball notes, Mets skipper Bobby Valentine was fired yesterday afternoon. He was in the second year of his three year deal, but the Mets finished last in the NL East this season.
Also Jerry Narron was fired as manager of the Texas Rangers after the team's third straight last-place finish in the AL West. The Rangers were 72-90 in Narron's first full season.
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[S-Hornets]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-125 1:00:59]
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NBA Training camps are opening all across the country.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA; :00 ]


The Old Charlotte Hornets, now in New Orleans are practicing in their new digs. The team returns its' core players off a team that took the Eastern conference champion New Jersey Nets to the wire. Jamal Mashburn is back after missing last season's playoff run with medical problems and right now the Hornets are just trying to get the basics down.
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[SUPER=01-Paul Silas/Hornets Head Coach; :03]
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[OUT Q=walk thru"]
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[vo-nat]
Former Patrick Henry star George Lynch says he still wants to be traded to the Washington Wizards. According to his agent, Lynch is unhappy because the Hornets management did not act on his request for a contract extension. He is in the forth year of a six year contract.
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[S-Girls]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-128 1:16:31]
[GRAPHIC=Basketball]


In girls basketball last night, Salem and Lord Botetourt hooked up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Cavaliers vs. Spartans; :00]


The Spartans, as well as the Cavaliers fully aware that Blue Ridge District games are crucial.
In the first quarter, Salem's Chassity Martin steals the rock at half court and goes in for the lay up.
[SUPER=33-Lord Botetourt/43/Salem/44;]Botetourt's Jessica Cahn is gonna dish to Nikki Motes for the easy lay up and t

he Cavaliers were out in front 20-11.
Salem's Mallory Hesslip is gonna holla back with the nice turn around jumper and the Spartans win it 44-43.
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[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Blue Demons vs. Knights; :00]


Over at Cave Spring the Knights played host to Christiansburg.
In the third quarter, Cave's Katie Boylan takes the inbounds pass and spots up for the ten foot jumper.
[SUPER=33-Christiansburg/46/Cave Spring/49;]The Blue Demons Shannon Farris then steals the Cave pass and puts it ah

ead to Ashley Light for the lay in to pull Christiansburg to within 5, 45-40 in the fourth.
The Blue Demons Light hits the shot again, but Cave Spring pulls out the win 49-46
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[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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One high school golf note. Franklin County has advanced to the state tournament. The Eagles finished second in the Northwest region tournament to Osbourne Park, three strokes off the winning score at 320. The state tournament tees off in Portsmouth next Monday and Tuesday.

[S-Rudd]


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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-127 10439TC]
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Ricky Rudd is proving this season that he is a survivor. He has fought and clawed his way to tenth in the points race - 282 points out of first - with 7 races left this season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
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[OUT Q=...A LITTLE POLISHING."]
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Rudd was in Rocky Mount today as part of the Winner's Circle program with the Martinsville Speedway. He dropped by MW Windows - which announced that it is extending its sponsorship of pole day festivities at the track through the 2004 race season.
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Before heading to "The Mount" Rudd got a look at the how the concrete corners at the Martinsville Speedway have been smoothed out for the October 20th Cup race.
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[OUT Q=...like it's been resurfaced."]
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[PINNACLE 12997] Be sure to keep the dial right here on WDBJ-7 Saturday at Noon. UVa chases a fourth straight win against the Duke Blue Devils. Virginia is a 12 and a half point favorite right now.
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[PINNACLE 12998] Then, we're headed to the SEC as the Georgia Bulldogs takes on the Crimson Tide of Alabama.
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And Sunday -the Dolphins and Patriots play right here on Your Hometown Station at one.