[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Teresa]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tha]
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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

Hundreds of people gather in Henry County in memory of Jennifer Short. Police in Covington investigate a murder at a trailer home... And The Reverend Jerry Falwell draws criticism for calling Islam's founder a "terrorist" in front of a national television audience.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tha]
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[SOT]
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((NAT SOUND OF SINGING.))
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[VO-NAT]

Hundreds gather in Henry County tonight to remember a little girl who touched so many lives.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Vigil]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-40 TC-15:50]
[GRAPHIC=Jennifer Short]

They came by the hundreds tonight to reflect and pray for nine year old Jennifer Short--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

Many who gathered in Henry County were also trying to make sense of the little girl's death. It was just days ago-- skeletal remains discovered in North Carolina were determined to be those of Jennifer Short. Some held candles and cried-- while others sang and tried to absorb the words of Reverend Morris Fleisher... who urged the crowd to try to find comfort in prayer and each other.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=IT'S MY ]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Morris Fleisher/Pleasant Grove UMC; ]

((IT'S MY PRAYER THAT AS THESE CANDLES ARE LIT MAY THE LIGHTS OF LOVE BE ANOINTED IN OUR HEARTS THROUGH GOD'S SPIRIT FOR WE KNOW THAT JESUS CHRIST IS OUR LIGHT.))
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[OUT Q=IS OUR LIGHT.]
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[VO-NAT]

Tonight's vigil was held across the street from the Short family home in Oak Level.
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[Short-Family]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-34 TC-48:50]
[GRAPHIC=Jennifer Short]


Some of Jennifer's relatives attended tonight's candlelight vigil.
They say they're comforted by all the cards, letters, prayers and the widespread community support.
They also tell News 7's Justin McLeod--- the focus now is laying Jennifer to rest and finding out who killed the Shor

t family.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Oak Level; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Whitehead/Jennifer's Uncle; :14]
[SUPER=01-Ruby Collins; 1:00]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:40]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Henry County]

((((NAT SOUND OF JIM AND CAROL AT THE MEMORIAL, WHITEHEAD TAPE))
One can only imagine what Jennifer Short's family is going through right now.
We got an idea Sunday afternoon when some of her relatives visited a memorial at the Short family home.
[SOT 13:17:14]
[IN Q=We pretty much accepted]

((JIM WHITEHEAD/JENNIFER'S UNCLE: WE PRETTY MUCH ACCEPTED THE FACT THROUGH DURING THE WEEK THAT IT WAS HER BUT STILL WHEN THE NEWS CAME IT WAS HEARTBREAKING AND DEVASTATING ALL THE WAY THROUGH.))
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[OUT Q=all the way through]


Through it all, Jennifer's family has taken comfort in the widespread community support.
Many posted her picture all over the area, some donated money to the Jennifer Short fund, and many more just offered their prayers.
[SOT 13:18:35]
[IN Q=To see the ribbons]

((JIM WHITEHEAD/JENNIFER'S UNCLE: TO SEE THE RIBBONS RIDING AROUND AND EVERYTHING, I NEVER IN MY WORLD WOULD IMAGINE THAT A COMMUNITY CAN PULL AS TIGHT AS THEY HAVE ON A CASE LIKE THIS.))
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[OUT Q=case like this]


And that support continues.
Ever since the news came down Friday afternoon, people have been flocking to this bridge in Rockingham County North Carolina.
This is where Jennifer's remains were found nearly two weeks ago.
[SOT 22:16]
[IN Q=I want to let Jennifer]

((RUBY COLLINS: I WANT TO LET JENNIFER KNOW THAT I AM THINKING OF HER, I LOVE HER, EVEN THOUGH I NEVER GOT TO MEET THE LITTLE GIRL, I LOVE AND MY LOVE IS WITH HER.))
[Runs= 10]
[OUT Q=is with her]


It is a love many are expressing here on this bridge.
Everywhere you look there are flowers, letters, cards, poems, even teddy bears.
As people come by, they continue to ask who did this to Jennifer and why.
It is a question asked over and over by Jennifer's family.
[SOT ]
[IN Q= ]

((JIM WHITEHEAD: ))
[SOT ]
[IN Q=Family members are still]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: FAMILY MEMBERS ARE STILL FINALIZING JENNIFER'S FUNERAL. WE'RE TOLD THE WAKE WILL MOST LIKELY HAPPEN FRIDAY AND THE FUNERAL SATURDAY. THE SERVICES WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE SAME CHURCH HER PARENTS HAD THEIRS. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7, HENRY COUNTY.))
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Henry County]))



[Jennifer-School]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-36 TC-58:41]
[GRAPHIC=Jennifer Short]

School officials say they are ready to help Jennifer's classmates cope with the news.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Figsboro/August]


Jennifer was a student at Figsboro Elementary School.
School officials decided Friday not to tell the students about Jennifer's death hoping instead parents would break the news.
The school system plans to have five or six grief counselors at school tomorrow.
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[SOT 23:07]
[IN Q=We have found]

((CHARLES PRESTON/HENRY CO. SCHOOL SYSTEM: WE HAVE FOUND ITS BETTER TO DO ONE ON ONE SIMPLY BECAUSE AT K-5 LEVEL, KINDERGARTEN MIGHT HANDLE IT HANDLE IT DIFFERENT THAN A FIFTH GRADER SO ONE ON ONE WE HAVE FOUND TO BE THE BEST PRACTICE.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Preston/Henry Co. School System]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=the best practice]
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[VO-NAT]


Counselors have been on hand since the first day of school and officials say many students have taken advantage of that.
Since Jennifer disappeared, the school has kept her desk empty hoping Jennifer would return.
The staff plans to meet Monday to decide what to do with her desk.
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[Bowman]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-42 TC-8:40]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Local investigators will likely travel to Canada this week as part of the Short family investigation. Authorities from Virginia and North Carolina say they'll meet tomorrow to discuss plans to interview a man they call a "possible" witness.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Yellowknife, Canada]

Gary Bowman of North Carolina is being held in Yellowknife, Canada-- charged with illegally entering the country and lying to officials about his criminal record. Local investigators believe Bowman may know something about the Short murders-- so plans are being made to travel to Yellowknife where Canadian investigators have already seized Bowman's van.
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[SOT 16:27:47]
[IN Q=His official]
[SUPER=01-Randy Gurlock/Canadian Citizenship & Immigration Dir. ]

((HIS OFFICIAL STATUS IS THAT HE'S A DETAINED PERSON UNDER THE IMMIGRATION ACT... HE'S BEING INTERVIEWED BY IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS, THE OFFICER IN YELLOWKNIFE. WE WILL GATHER THE FACTS IN THIS CASE AND MAKE A DECISION ABOUT HOW TO PROCEED UNDER THE IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION PROBABLY THE NEXT STEP WILL BE A DETENTION REVIEW MONDAY OR TUESDAY AT THE LATEST.))


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[OUT Q=at the latest.]
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[VO-NAT]

Bowman left North Carolina on August 16th -- the day after the Shorts were discovered dead in their home. Investigators searched his property after his landlord told them Bowman threatened to kill a mobile home mover in Virginia. He left behind a map marked with the location of the Shorts' home.
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[Covington-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-28 TC-1:40:58]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]

Covington police are investigating a homicide this evening.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington; ]

It apparently occurred at the High Acres mobile home park. Police have been investigating the case since late last night. So far, the victim's name has not been released-- nor any details on a suspect.
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[Bedford-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A single-car accident killed a Huddleston man last night.
It happened just before 11 on Route 626 in Bedford County.
State police say 66-year-old Warren Taylor ran off the side of the road, overcorrected and went down an embankment before his car caught fire.
Police say Taylor died at the scene.

[Shooting-Spree]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Police in Maryland have called in a geographic profiler to help solve seven random shootings across the Washington, D-C region. The profile could help police narrow their search in a case that, so far, has no suspects. Teri Okita has the latest from Washington.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co., MD; ]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Kim Rossmo/Geographic Profiler]
[SUPER=@okita1;]
[SUPER=01-Charles Moose/Montgomery Co., MD Police Chief ]
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((SINCE THE SHOOTING SPREE BEGAN LATE WEDNESDAY, POLICE HAVE FIELDED MORE THAN FOUR-THOUSAND 9-1-1 CALLS AND ARE FOLLOWING UP ON HUNDREDS OF LEADS. THEYRE ALSO GETTING HELP FROM A GEOGRAPHIC PROFILER WHO TRIES TO FIGURE OUT THE SUSPECTS PATTERNS OF MOVEMENT AND FAMILIARITY WITH THE CRIME SCENES.

(Super: Dr. Kim Rossmo/Geographic Profiler)
SOT: Anonymity balances with familiar, comfort zone degree of

confidence.
TRACK: THE PROFILER SAYS, GENERALLY, CRIMES OCCUR FAIRLY CLOSE, BUT NOT TOO CLOSE, TO A SUSPECTS HOME.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP BRIDGE: That could be anywhere in the Washington Metropolitan region which, not only covers Maryland where five of the random killings occurred but also the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia where two more shootings took place.
TRACK: THE SHOOTING SPREE COVERS A 70-MILE AREA, BUT THE PROFILER SAYS THAT DISTANCE ISNT UNCOMMON FOR SERIAL CRIMINALS. POLICE ARE ALSO WAITING ON A PYSCHOLOGICAL PROFILE FROM THE F-B-I.

(Super: Chief Charles Moose/Montgomery Co. Police)
SOT: assure the community we will try each and everything to assist us


TRACK: AFTER PLACING AREA SCHOOLS IN EMERGENCY MODE LAST WEEK AND KEEPING STUDENTS INSIDE, COUNTY OFFICIALS SAY THEYLL GO BACK TO NORMAL MONDAY ALLOWING RECESS AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES TO GO ON AS PLANNED. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]

Still to come on News 7 at 11, a voice on an audio tape believed to be Osama Bin Laden warns that more attacks are on the horizon...
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[VO-NAT]

and the Reverend Jerry Falwell is standing behind his statement that Islam's founder was a ``terrorist.'' We'll have that and more coming up.
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[Tanker-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

France will be sending investigators to Yemen, where a fire caused an explosion aboard a French oil tanker. Yemeni officials say the fire was an accident cause by an oil leak.
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[VO-NAT 20:07:35]

But the ship's owner says it was a "deliberate act". The company says the captain saw a small boat pull up toward the tanker before the explosion. The tanker was carrying nearly 400- thousand barrels of oil. French officials say they're NOT aware of any deaths on board.
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[Bin-Laden]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Because America has NOT learned its lesson-- more terrorist attacks are coming.
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[VO-NAT 20:06:36 ]

That's the message on an audiotape purportedly from Osama bin Laden. The Arab satellite station al-Jazeera broadcast the tape today-- along with a picture of bin Laden. The voice on the tape, in a message to Americans, says things are coming that will "fill your hearts with terror and target your economic lifeline...". It's not clear when the tape was made, or if it is actually bin Laden speaking.
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[Falwell]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=02-44 TC-5:57]
[GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell]


Reverend Jerry Falwell is standing behind his statement that the founder of Islam was a "terrorist."
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[VO-NAT 20:44:52]
[SUPER=04-CBS News, 60 Minutes; ]

Falwell made that comment during an interview with 60- Minutes that aired on C-B-S tonight.
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[SOT 20:44:52]
[IN Q=I think Mohammed]

((REV. JERRY FALWELL/THOMAS ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH: I THINK MOHAMMED WAS A TERRORIST. I'VE READ ENOUGH BY BOTH MUSLIMS AND NON-MUSLIMS, THAT HE WAS A VIOLENT MAN, A MAN OF WAR.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Thomas Road Baptist Church;]
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[OUT Q=man of war]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-CBS News, 60 Minutes; ]

Falwell went on to say that while Jesus and Moses set the example for love, Mohammed set an "opposite example." During an interview with the Associated Press, Falwell said he was asked directly if he thought Mohammed was a terrorist and says he tried to answer honestly. However, he said it isn't something he would put in a book or sermon. A spokesman for the council on American-Islamic Relations says he's disturbed by the lack of reaction from religious leaders.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7 at 11, a new leader steps into the Henry County administrator's job, and the first order of business is to restore residents confidence...
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[VO-NAT]

plus, these pets got a special blessing in the spirit of the patron saint of animals. We'll have that and more when NEWS 7 at eleven continues.
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[Commercial]

[Ambulance-Chase]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Authorities say a hospital patient took a joyride in an ambulance yesterday.
That's when a Montvale rescue squad crew noticed its ambulance was missing, after dropping a patient off at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Bedford County deputies say ANOTHER patient who had been discharged took it for a spin -- even turning on the lights and siren.
He got all the way to Franklin County before deputies stopped him.
Charges -- and the patient's name -- are pending from Roanoke City Police.


[Pepsi]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-37 TC-31:43]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]

Some are worrying that one town's gain could be another community's loss.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville/August 12;]

Officials recently announced plans by the Pepsi Bottling Group to possibly build a bottling facility in Wytheville. The company has since begun site preparation work on a multi-million dollar production facility. But some are worried Wytheville's gain could affect Pepsi plants in Marion and Princeton, West Virginia. Wytheville is located roughly between the two facilities-- and Pepsi has yet to confirm whether the company will consolidate its other two plants. A spokeswoman says the company may make an announcement on consolidation by the end of the month.
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[Voting]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-31 TC-1:17:18]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2002]

The deadline to register to vote in this year's election is five o'clock tomorrow evening.
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[VO-NAT - :20+]
[SUPER=@file; ]

Statewide, voters will decide whether the state should borrow money for parks and college building projects. Two constitutional amendments also are on the ballot. Senator John Warner is running for re-election against two independents. All eleven Virginia members of the House of Representatives are seeking re-election but only seven have opposition.
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[Henry-Leader]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-33 TC-1:18:52]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Henry County's new administrator says he's ready to get down to work.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Benny Summerlin officially became Henry County's administrator two weeks ago.
Summerlin says he's always wanted the job but not in the way he got it.
He moved from deputy administrator to acting administrator after Sid Clower was fired in June for embezzlement.
Summerlin says one of his goals is to restore the public's trust.
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[SOT 20:58:03]
[IN Q=I think we start]

((BENNY SUMMERLIN/HENRY CO. ADMINISTRATOR: I THINK WE START BY CONDUCTING THE PUBLIC'S BUSINESS IN PUBLIC AND THAT WE HAVE GOOD PERSONNEL POLICIES AS A FOUNDATION, THAT WE HAVE PROPER PROCEDURES IN PLACE ON HOW WE CONDUCT BUSINESS AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE ARE STARTED TO DO IS REVIEW ALL OF THOSE.))
[SUPER=01-Benny Summerlin/Henry Co. Administrator]
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[OUT Q=all of those]
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[VO-NAT]


Summerlin recently received his master's degree in public administration from Virginia Tech.
He also grew up in the area and has worked for the county for more than twenty years.
He says he's ready to deal with the county's economic problems.
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[SOT 20:50:43]
[IN Q=We need to find]

((BENNY SUMMERLIN: WE NEED TO FIND WAYS TO SUPPORT OUR LOCAL BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY AND THAT HELP THEM GROW IN ADDITION TO ATTRACTING NEW INVESTMENT AND CREATING NEW JOBS.))
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[OUT Q=creating new jobs]
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[VO-NAT]


Summerlin signed a contract for nearly three years.
He's starting at 100-thousand dollars a year, but is due for a 10- thousand dollar raise next July.
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[Animal-Blessing]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=02-38 TC-32:18]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Some of man's best friends received a special blessing in Roanoke County today.
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[SOT 07:57:10]
[IN Q=Now that's a]

((NOW THAT'S A GOOD GIRL))
[RUNS=03]
[OUT Q= a good girl]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Today marked the annual blessing of the animals. Each year during the first weekend in October pet owners can bring their creatures to be blessed. The weekend is chosen because it's closest to October fourth which is Saint Frances of Assisi day.
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[SOT 09:21:19]
[IN Q=Saint Francis is]

((REV. CYNTHIA LONG LASHER/GLADE CREEK LUTHERAN CHURCH: SAINT FRANCIS IS RECOGNIZED IN MANY OF OUR CHURCHES AS THE SAINT WHO HAD A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH ANIMALS AND CREATION AND LEGEND HAS IT THAT SAINT FRANCIS COULD COMMUNICATE WITH THE ANIMALS.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Cynthia Long Lasher/Glade Creek Lutheran Church]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=with the animals]
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[VO-NAT]

During the service each pet was individually blessed by Reverend Lasher... And of course there were treats for both pets and their owners afterwards.
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[S-Falcons]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-121 TC12659]
[GRAPHIC=Falcons]


We start on the NFL gridiron where today Michael Vick got to meet Warren Sapp and the Tampa Bay Bucs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Fox Sports; :00]


Vick didn't exactly get the royal treatment from the Bucs. Early in the third quarter, Simeon Rice wraps him up and throws him to the turf. Vick was replaced by Doug Johnson and did not return after suffering a shoulder sprain.
The Bucs kept coming. Sapp made his presence felt intercepting Johnson and he then laterals to Derrick Brooks.


[SUPER=30-Tampa Bay/20/Atlanta/6/;]

He takes it to the house. The Bucs 'D' has scored in four straight games. Tampa Bay beats Atlanta 20 to 6. And afterwards, Vick addressed his sore shoulder.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/Falcons Quarterback; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=sore right now."]
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[S-Redskins]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-128 TC12002]
[GRAPHIC=Redskins]


Steve Spurrier and the Redskins found a quarterback today and evened their record at 2 and 2 by beating the Tennessee Titans.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN/Fox Sports; :00]


To the Music City we go where starter Danny Weurffel went down with a sprained shoulder after getting crunched early in the first quarter.
Stephen Davis was also a member of the walking wounded. He banged his knee but did return later in the game.
Patrick Ramsey the top draft pick made his first appearance at quarterback for the Skins and Ramsey didn't disappoint, hooking up with Rod Gardner for the 23 yard touchdown and Washington led 14 to 10 at halftime.
Spurrier then goes to the trickery. Ramsey hits Kevin Lockett who then throws it up for Stephen Davis. That was good for another 6, and Washington
[SUPER=30-Washington/31/Tennesse/14/;]

whips Tennessee 31 to 14 and Spurrier wins in his home state.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Steve Spurrier/Redskins Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Patrick Ramsey/Redskins Quarterback; :16]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=easier on me."]
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[S-Saints]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-129 TC11237]
[GRAPHIC=none]



[WIPE TO ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/Fox Sports; :00]


In New Orleans, Kordell Stewart sat and Tommy Maddox got the start for the Steelers today against the Saints.
Maddox held his own throwing for 268 yards and 3 TD's, but Aaron Brooks and the Saints had the last laugh. Deuce McAllister scored twice and rushed for 123 yards. New Orleans holds off
[SUPER=30-Pittsburgh/29/New Orleans/32/;]

Pittsburgh 32 to 29.
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[S-Twins]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-133 TC10832]
[GRAPHIC=Twins/A's]
The Minnesota Twins weren't supposed to be here. The contraction kids didn't listen to their critics though and t

he low budget club not only won their division, but now they're headed to the ALCS.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Oakland, CA/ABC Family; :00]


A-J Pierzynski crushed a homerun off Billy Koch in the 9th inning of today's 5th and decisive game. Then the Twins held off a furious Oakland rally to win 5-4 and advance. The championship series against Anaheim
[SUPER=35-Minnesota/5/Oakland/4/;]

will get underway tomorrow.
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[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-130 TC11025]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]


To the track where Dale Earnhardt, Junior won for the third straight time at Talladega today. The only other driver to accomplish the feat was Buddy Baker.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Talladega, AL/NBC Sports; :00]


The big wreck never came today although before the race even started, Mark Martin and Jimmie Johnson got together after the steering column locked up on Martin's car during the pace lap. He clipped the 48 car and both had to pit for repairs.
Blocking is a big part of restrictor plate racing but the caution flag didn't come out once today. Only the third time that's ever happened at Talladega.
Jeff Gordon's title hopes took another big hit this afternoon when he blew an engine at lap 126. He finished 42nd.

There was no such trouble for Dale Earnhardt, Junior who led the final 38 laps on the way to his third straight Talladega win and the Winston No-Bull Million. Tony Stewart held on for 2nd and took the points lead by 72 over Martin.


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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt, Jr./Third Straight Talladega Win; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=just holding the wheel."]
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[go to boards]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5013;]
[SUPER=0106-1. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//2. Tony Stewart//3. Ricky Rudd//4. Kurt Busch//5. Jeff Green//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-6. Steve Park//7. Ryan Newman//8. Michael Waltrip//9. Dale Jarrett//10. Ward Burton//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-11. Jeff Burton//12. Robby Gordon//13. Rusty Wallace//14. Matt Kenseth//15. Ricky Craven//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-16. Kyle Petty//17. Scott Wimmer//18. John Andretti//19. Bill Elliott//20. Jeremy Mayfield//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-21. Jimmy Spencer//22. Stacy Compton//23. Todd Bodine//24. Jerry Nadeau//25. Bobby Labonte//;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUTCUE=last driver."]
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[S-Chip]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-132 TC10744]
[GRAPHIC=Chip Sullivan]


We finish up on the links where Chip Sullivan was on the leaderboard all week at the Michelob Championship. But the Ashley Plantation pro, never got into a rhythm this afternoon on his way to a 5-over round of 76 and a 1-under par finish.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Williamsburg/ESPN; :00]


Charles Howell the Third fired a final round 4-under 67 to pick up his first win on the Tour. He finished at 14-under. Scott Hoch and third round leader Brandt Jobe were two shots back at 12-under par. (------------)