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Coming up on News 7-
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Investigators want to know more about a North Carolina man who may be connected to the Jennifer Short case. Plus, Hurricane Lili is getting closer to making landfall. We'll show you how her approach is affecting residents of the Gulf Coast. And, golf as catharsis? We'll show you why teeing off may be therapeutic.
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News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


Authorities search a Rockingham County property ... looking for clues in the Jennifer Short case.
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[ANCHOR=SHannon]
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young. Jean is off tonight.

[Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Neighbors of a Rockingham County, North Carolina, man say investigators have searched his rental property and interviewed them about his connection to the Jennifer Short case.
They say the man disappeared almost seven weeks ago, after the 9-year-old girl was kidnapped and her parents found dead in their home.
We're not identifying the man because investigators have not named him as a suspect.
But, as neighbors tell Marya Jones, investigators say he may be connected.
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(( Crime scene tape lines this property in Rockingham County, about five miles from where a child's remains were found last week.
Authorities have been here the last four nights, searching the property and interviewing nearby residents.
Neighbors say the man who rented this land beside a vacant house left here nearly seven weeks ago in a hurry, taking his mobile home with him.
Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page won't discuss the man's role in the investigation.
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[SOT 16:24:58 - 16:25:08]

((SAM PAGE: WE HAVE INTERVIEWED SOME PERSONS AND WILL CONTINUE TO INTERVIEW SOME PERSONS THAT SEEM TO BE CONNECTED AS IT COMES IN .. BUT AS FAR AS IDENTIFYING ANY SPECIFIC SUSPECT FOR AN ARREST, THAT HAS NOT COME.)) [RUNS:10]
This isn't the first time investigators have zeroed in on this man.
Neighbors say after Michael and Mary Short were found dead in their home in August, authorities searched and sealed off the man's rental property.
Neighbors tell News-7 that police were interested in the man because he may have hired Michael Short to move his mobile home.
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[SU 2:07:35 - :50] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: BOTH ROCKINGHAM AND HENRY CO. AUTHORITIES SAY THEY'RE LOOKING TO TALK TO A NUMBER OF PEOPLE ABOUT THIS CASE AND THEY WON'T DISCUSS ANY POTENTIAL WITNESSES OR SUSPECTS. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING, THEY SAY, IS IDENTIFYING THIS LITTLE GIRL. MJN7, ROCKINGHAM CO.)) [RUNS:15]))

[Henry-County]


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Investigators waiting for DNA test results in the Jennifer Short case will have to wait a little longer.
Today, the forensic lab in Roanoke said it would need additional samples to determine if human remains recovered in North Carolina are those of the missing nine- year- old.
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Late this afternoon, a helicopter brought more material to Roanoke for testing.
Lab officials have told investigators they could have an answer in a couple of days.
Henry County Sheriff Frank Cassell said he is disappointed by the delay, but not discouraged.
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((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF; IT IS A DISAPPOINTMENT. IT'S PARTICULARLY ROUGH ON THE FAMILY. I HATE IT FOR THEM, AND OF COURSE, IT KIND OF SETS EVERYBODY BACK TWO DAYS, BUT THIS IS PART OF THE PROCESS.))
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[OUT Q=but this is part of the process.]
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[VO-NAT]


Several of Jennifer Short's relatives waited for the test results at the Sheriff's office. Later they visited the site in Rockingham County, North Carolina where the remains were discovered a week ago.
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Jennifer's uncle, Frank Arrington, says the family continues to hope and pray for her safe return, but he says they are also realistic about the mounting evidence that points in a different direction.

[Bush-Missing]


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President Bush is taking aim at those who prey on children.
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Speaking at the White House Conference on Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children today, Bush announced plans to expand and improve the "Amber Alert" program.
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((THIS IS AN ATTEMPT -- MORE THAN AN ATTEMPT -- THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF A SUCCESSFUL STRATEGY IMPLEMENTED AT ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT, AND ALL PARTS OF OUR SOCIETY, TO RECOGNIZE A REAL THREAT AND TO DEAL WITH IT. ))
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A new amber alert coordinator will be based at the Department of Justice where standards for the program will be established.
In addition to the coordinator, ten million dollars will be set aside for equipment and training.

[Lili]


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The race is on along the Gulf Coast to get out of Hurricane Lili's way. About a half (m) million people are being told to go inland as the Category Four storm races toward Texas and Louisiana. Chris Lawrence reports.
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((RESIDENTS ALONG THE GULF COAST KNOW LILI IS NOT ONE TO BE TAKEN LIGHTLY. SO THEY'RE BOARDING UP ... PACKING UP ... AND MOVING OUT.
(SOT: STACY LEBLANC/RESIDENT)

"Don't wait until the last minute. Get out of here as fast as possible" MORE THAN 700-THOUSAND PEOPLE FROM PORT ARTHUR TEXAS TO THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI WERE URGED TO HEAD FOR HIGHER GROUND, OR FACE THE LILI'S WRATH. IT'S ALREADY A CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE ... AND IT COULD WHIP UP 150 MILE-PER-HOUR WINDS BY THE TIME IT MAKES LAND. MANY HOPE PLYWOOD AND SANDBAGS WILL BE ENOUGH TO PROTECT THEIR HOMES.
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FOLKS ON LOUISIANA'S GRAND ISLE ARE ESPECIALLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE STORM SURGE, WHICH COULD GET AS HIGH AS 20-FEET. CREWS WORKED AROUND THE CLOCK SHORING UP A LEVEE.
SOT/DAVID COMARDELLE/GRAND ISLE MAYOR

"This is an animal, a powerful animal coming. Being honest it can really, really wipe out this island." LILI IS THREATENING LIVES AND PROFITS. LOUISIANA SHRIMPERS RETURNED TO SHORE FOR THE SECOND TIME IN AS MANY WEEKS ... AND RESORT TOWNS SHUT THEIR WINDOWS AND DOORS.
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EVACUATING THESE AREAS HASN'T BEEN EASY FOR EVERYONE. SOME DESIGNATED ESCAPE ROUTES WERE SO CONGESTED WITH TRAFFIC ... THAT FAMILIES HAD TO EITHER TURN BACK ... OR FIND ANOTHER WAY OUT. CHRIS LAWRENCE, CBS NEWS ... ))

[Warner-Budget]


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Governor Mark Warner says he will cut his office staff by 15 percent, and may give up his own 125-thousand dollar salary, to help balance the state budget.
Though he offered no specifics on where he would cut his own office, today's comments were his most specific to date on the subject.
The governor says he is also contemplating an October 15th statewide prime time telecast to detail where cuts are going to be made throughout state government.
The state is facing a nearly two-billion dollar budget shortfall.
Warner has ordered all state agencies to present him with a range of proposed cuts -- up to 15 percent of their current budgets.

[Drought]


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The state's drought may shoot down hunting season...that word today from Virginia's drought coordinator.
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David Paylor said the state is considering limiting or delaying the start of this year's hunting season, a move that hasn't been made since 1981.
He says the lack of rainfall has created dry conditions conducive to forest fires.
The drought czar says its too early to tell but that more rainfall is needed to ensure hunting season opens as scheduled.
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[VO-NAT]


Paylor also said that the state's ban on watering lawns and washing cars is having an impact.
He says water usage in the affected areas is down about 12 to 14 percent.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A possible hepatitis outbreak in Virginia Beach has emergency workers in Central and Southwest Virginia on edge tonight.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus this captain wasn't about to go down with his ship when it caught fire.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as girls hoops heat up tonight in Floyd County. Steve Mason heads to Riner for this week's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly. Sterling Marlin say so long to this season in NASCAR. Plus, Baseball highlights - a couple of Hokies hanging on in the NFL - and a has been getting the call in the Steel Ci

ty - tonight on the Big 7.))[Reid]


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Despite word the so-called "shoe bomber" wants to plead guilty, the Justice Department says there's no plea agreement with Richard Reid.
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[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

A Justice spokesman says Reid acted on his own in telling the judge he wanted to plead. He says the government is prepared to go to trial next month, as scheduled. His lawyer says Reid wants to plead guilty to avoid the publicity of a trial.
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[IN Q=It's Richard Reid's right under our system of justice...]

((OWEN WALKER/REID'S ATTORNEY: IT'S RICHARD REID'S RIGHT UNDER OUR SYSTEM OF JUSTICE TO PLEAD GUILTY TO THESE CHARGES.
HOWEVER, THERE'S BEEN NO DEAL OR AGREEMENT THAT HAS LED HIM TO THIS DECISION.))
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The 28-year old is accused of attempting to kill the 197 people aboard an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami
in December. He was overpowered by flight attendants and passengers, and the flight was diverted to Boston.

[Iraq]


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Some members of Congress aren't the only ones to oppose President Bush's proposal to use force against Iraq.
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Anti-war protesters today unfurled banners and chanted ``No War in Iraq'' outside the White House fence One woman climbed atop a gate but eventually surrendered to Secret Service officers. She was one of several arrested in the brief protest by about a dozen demonstrators. At the time of the demonstration, President Bush was meeting with congressional leaders to discuss a resolution backing the use of force to remove Saddam Hussein from power if necessary.
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[IN Q=Saddam must disarm. Period.]

((SADDAM MUST DISARM. PERIOD. IF HOWEVER, HE CHOOSES TO DO OTHERWISE, IF HE PERSISTS IN HIS DEFIANCE, THE USE OF FORCE MAY BECOME UNAVOIDABLE.))
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[OUT Q=may become unavoidable.]
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Despite widespread congressional support for Bush's resolution, many Democrats and moderate Republicans would like to see greater checks on the president's authority.
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[Kids-Drowned]


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Police in Norfolk confirmed today that the body of a woman found in the Elizabeth River is a suspect in the death of her three sons.
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The bodies of Sonita Barkley's young sons were found early this morning in the family's apartment.
Police say all three were drowned sometime Sunday evening.
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((CAPT. MIKE YOUNG/NORFOLK POLICE DEPT.; THE CHILDREN WERE FOUND ALL THREE IN A BEDROOM IN THE APARTMENT... ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT. AND THEY WERE ALL LAYING SIDE BY SIDE.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Mike Young/Norfolk Police Dept.]
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[VO-NAT]


Sonita Barkley probably drowned Monday morning after jumping off a bridge into the Elizabeth River.
Barkley and her husband had been separated, but police aren't sure if that had anything to do with the apparent murder-suicide.
Neighbors said the Barkleys had moved into the apartment within the past three months.
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[Yopp]


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A Franklin County man will spend one year in prison for felony child neglect.
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[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/August 22; ]

Charles Yopp was sentenced today on charges involving his three and six year old daughters. At an earlier hearing, Yopp admitted a door was bolted to the bottom half of a bunk bed-- trapping his three year old daughter in what prosecutors called a cage. Authorities say the family's house was also unsanitary. Both girls remain in the custody of other family members.
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[Hepatitis]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A Virginia Beach restaurant will pick up the tab for treatment of dozens of people who were possibly exposed to Hepatitis A last month.
The numbers include several local rescue squad volunteers who ate at the Lone Star Steakhouse while attending a conference in Virginia Beach.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Those volunteers are now being urged to contact their local health department to see whether they need an immune shot to prevent the onset of the disease.
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[SOT 14:58:31]
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((BETTY TAYLOR/LYNCHBURG HEALTH DEPT.: IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE PEOPLE WHO WERE EXPOSED RECEIVE THE HEPATITIS A IMMUNEGLOBULIN WITHIN FOURTEEN DAYS OF EXPOSURE. AFTER THAT PERIOD OF TIME, THE IMMUNEGLOBULIN WILL NOT HELP AT ALL.))
[SUPER=01-Betty Taylor/Lynchburg Health Dept.]
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[OUT Q=not help at all.]
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[VO-NAT]


Taylor says there's no risk of the volunteers continuing to answer emergency calls if they have not actually been diagnosed with hepatitis.
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[Boat-Fire]


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It was " Captain Overboard" on a boat in Florida today....
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hillsboro Beach, FL]


Fire shot from the gas tank of a boat on the water - just a bit north of Fort Lauderdale.
As flames took over the boat - the captain was forced to jump into the water to save himself.
He was the only person on board and was rescued by a passing boat.
When the Coast guard crew arrived, they decided to let the fire burn out.
They're still searching for the cause of the fire.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
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200 fisherman killed on a beach.
It's not a murder scene... it's an ancient sacrifice site just uncovered.
That's next on NEws 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus they may not be shooting for par, but these golfers are learning something about the game and life.
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[Commercial]

[Mary-Washington]


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Mary Washington College is the first in the state to stop accepting "early decision" applications.
Officials at the Fredericksburg school say the early-decision option puts too much pressure on students to lock in their choice of schools at an early date.
Early-decision programs have come under criticism recently in higher-education circles.

[Human-Sacrifice]


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Archeologists in Peru are credited with the largest discovery of apparent human sacrifices.
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[SUPER=03-Peru;]

A team led by Hector Walde found the remains of more than 200 fisherman stabbed to death on a beach in central Peru 650 years ago. Archeologists say the fishermen were knifed through the collarbone -- straight into the heart -- in a giant human sacrifice ceremony as a sign of gratitude to the revered sea god.
Walde said the discovery was important because it confirmed a long-standing theory, based on testimonies and etchings on stone temples or ceramics, that some cultures in the archeology-rich nation practiced large ritual killings.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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Girls hoops from Floyd - Hometown Hoops Weekly from Riner - and playoffs from the Big leagues and news from Nascar. But first your Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/Last Sunday; :00]

The Steelers have benched Kordell Stewart in favor of former XFL MVP - Tommy Maddox.
Maddox hasn't started an NFL game in 10 seasons, but he came off the bench last week and led the Steelers to a come from behind win over the Browns. Maddox was 11 of 13 for 122 yards. Stewart was the Steelers MVP and a Pro Bowl selection just last season.
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[S-Marlin]


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The man who has dominated NASCAR's Winston Cup points race almost from start to finish is now finished himself. Sterling Marlin, who led the points battle for 25 weeks is out for the rest of the season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kansas City, KS/Sunday; :00]

Marlin crashed out of this past weekend's race in Kansas and test results indicate that he has a broken vertebrae in his neck. The tests results came back yesterday in Charlotte and they are huge disappointment for the Columbia, Tennessee native who took over the points lead after Rockingham and held on to the lead until three weeks ago. Jamie McMurray will take his place the rest of the season.
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[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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It's Wednesday night and that means Steve Mason is in the house with Hometown Hoops Weekly. Tonight he's soaring with some Eagles in Riner.
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[OUT Q=..hometown hoops weekly"]
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((A week before the 2001 season began, Richard McElwee, already coaching the boys, was handed the girls head coaching job. He went in to meet his new team, trouble was, the players didn't even know they had a new coach. ((:)) ((:))
Since Amelie took over, the Eagles are 27 and 7. ((:)) ((:)) The team is led by 8 seniors who contribute to a seven player rotation. The Eagles margin of victory at this point is in the mid 20's. But they understand that district play is about to begin, a district that has the two teams who played for the group A state championship last year in Glenvar and Radford. ((:)) A few days ago, An email sparring match started on the Virginia Preps.com web page. Some Floyd County supporters question Auburn's strength of schedule, Auburn fires back that the Eagles have beaten double A schools in their 12-OH run, setting the table for an explosive Floyd/Auburn battle.))

[S-Floyd]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Floyd County Buffalos had their hands full last night with George Wythe as the two traditional girls powers hooked on Floyd's home floor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd/George Wythe vs. Floyd Co.; :00]

The Floyd Student Fan Club was jacked up last night hoping to sixth man would make the difference. The Maroons Amelia Irby sends the pass inside to Evelyn Woods. She makes the move in close and scoops one in. It's 43-to-41 George Wythe. Floyd would answer back with good ball movement. Jessica Radford to Victoria Womack back out to Radford for the clutch three pointer and Floyd is on top 44-to-43. George Wythe later in the fourth will get the ball to Tia Braxton. She finds a hole at the top of the key and she will knock down the jumper. George Wythe leads by one.
[super=33-George Wythe/52/Floyd Co./58;]

But Floyd will prevail thanks to some late free throws and this Lori Lyons hoop inside. The Buffs win it 58-to-52.
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[S-Braves]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Braves Tom Glavine couldn't handle the Giants this afternoon as San Francisco took game one of the best of five divisional playoff series with an 8-to-5 win.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/ABC Family-MLB; :00]

Dusty Baker and his wildcard team would hold all the cards today. As they took an 8-to-2 lead into the 8th and it could have been worse. Barry Bonds' shot to deep center field is reeled in by Andruw Jones to save the homer give the Braves new life. In the bottom half of the frame - Gary Sheffield will yank one out of the park to cut the lead to 8-to-3 and comeback is starting to brew. Later in the 8th Javy Lopez knocked another one out - this one is a two run shot and the Braves cut the lead to 8-to-5.
[SUPER=35-San Francisco/8/Atlanta/5;]

But that's it - the Giants win game one by that 8-to-5 final. Game Two is tomorrow night at 8. Kevin Millwood and not Greg Maddux will start tomorrow.
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[S-Twins]


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The Oakland A's even up their best of five American League divisional playoff with the Twins at a game apiece this afternoon with a 9-to-1 win.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Oakland, CA/ABC-Family; :00]

The Series was again in Oakland at Network Associates Coliseum. The A's got a three run homer in the first and then put the game away in the fourth with this bases clearing triple by Dave Justice.
[super=35-Minnesota/1/Oakland/9;]

Three runs come home including one from former Danville Brave Jermaine Dye. Oakland wins game two 9-to-1.
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[S-Duke]


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Virginia hits the road again this Saturday to battle Duke. The Cavs will be looking to continue their winning ways - Duke will be trying to get to the 500 mark on the season.
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[WIPE to PINNACLE #12997]



[S-WDBJ]


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[GO TO PINNACLE 12997] That Duke-Uva game is right here on Your Hometown Station this Saturday. The Cavs will be after their fourth straight win, while Duke tries to improve its overall record to 3-and-3. Catch it right here Saturday at Noon.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12998] And then right after that one - we'll head to the SEC for Georgia and Alabama. College football Saturday - right here on WDBJ-7.
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[S-Beasley]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Carolina Panthers decided yesterday to give former Friday Football Extra player of the week Shayne Graham another chance. Graham says he's thankful for the second chance, and he understands that his destiny is now in his hands - or foot if you will - more than ever.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-1999 Season; :00]

The Cleveland Browns signed one of Shayne's former teammates - rookie offensive lineman Chad Beasley to the active roster. To make room for Beasley - the Browns cut R.J. Bowers.
Beasley, who was drafted by Minnesota in the seventh round this year, was waived by the Vikings on Aug. 27. The 6-foot

-5, 303-pounder joins Andre Davis and Ben Taylor on the Browns' roster.
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[Golf-Therapy]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-42 TC05:33]
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Nearly fifty of the local physically challenged took a swing at adapting to their disabilities through golf today.

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[VO-NAT - :15]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

It was part of the Adaptive Golf Clinic for the Physically Challenged this week at the Blue Hills Golf Course. In addition to the lessons for the patients, physical therapists and golf pros received a special lesson on how to teach the physically challenged.
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[SOT - 21:42:31]
[IN Q=What we're trying to do...]

((SONNY ACKERMAN/GOLF INSTRUCTOR; WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS TEACH THEM TO TEACH THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED HOW TO SWING A GOLF CLUB. NOT THAT A LOT OF THESE PEOPLE WILL EVER PLAY, BUT IT TEACHES THEM HAND AND EYE COORDINATION, BALANCE, AND GIVES THEM STRENGTH IN THEIR ARMS AND LEGS, AND GETS THEM OUT IN THE OPEN AIR.))
[SUPER=01-Sonny Ackerman/Golf Instructor; :11 ]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=out in the open air.]
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[VO-NAT - :08]

This was the second year for the program, which was free to the physically disabled. Officials say the program will be back next year. (------------)