[News-Heads]

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((CLEARLY THIS IS AND UNFOLDING EVOLVING SITUATION. IT WILL ME MONITORED. WE DON'T WANT TO JUMP TO ANY CONCLUSIONS. . ))
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A school shooting happens in the same area where a sniper shot and killed six people last week.
Authorities are investigating a possible connection.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And there's been an arrest in the murder of a Covington woman.
[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Leo]
[SS=None]


A strong cold front's heading our way bringing cooler temperatures and also a chance for a few showers....I'll have your forecast....
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[ANCHOR=Kim 2-Shot]


News 7 at Noon starts right now...





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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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[VO-NAT]


The Washington D-C area sniper MAY have struck again--
Police are on the scene of a school shooting in Maryland.
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[School-Shootings]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Police say it's still too early to tell if today's shooting of a 13- year- old middle school student is connected to last week's shooting spree in the D-C suburbs.
Six people died in those attacks.
The boy who was shot this morning is in surgery, and is said to be in critical but stable condition.
Meanwhile, schools in Prince George's county are in lockdown mode today, but parents are being allowed to pick up their children.
Aleen Sirgany is in Rockville, Maryland this afternoon, and joins us now with the latest.
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[SUPER=01-Charles Moose/Montgomery Co., MD Police Chief;]
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[SUPER=05-Rockville, MD;]

((MONDAY HAS BEGUN WITH EVERYONE'S WORST FEAR....ANOTHER SHOOTING. THIS TIME IT'S A 13-YEAR-OLD STUDENT...CRITICALLY INJURED. WOUNDED IN THE CHEST AND ABDOMEN.. OUTSIDE HIS MIDDLE SCHOOL IN SUBURBAN MARYLAND.
AT THIS POINT, POLICE CAN'T SAY IF THIS SHOOTING IS CONNECTED TO THE OTHERS.

SOT: CHIEF CHARLES MOOSE/MONTGOMERY COUNTY POLICE

"WE DON'T WANT TO JUMP TO ANY CONCLUSIONS, WE DON'T WANT TO MAKE ANY IRRATIONAL DECISIONS."
POLICE HAVE A ROVING SNIPER ON THE LOOSE. FIVE DEATHS IN MARYLAND, ONE IN WASHINGTON, D.C. AND A WOUNDED PERSON IN VIRGINIA HAVE ALL BEEN TIED TO THE SAME SHOOTER.
AND DESPITE WHAT POLICE CALL OVER 950 CREDIBLE LEADS...THEY HAVE NO SUSPECT. THIS MORNING..THEY HAVE ANOTHER CRIME SCENE TO INVESTIGATE.

SOT: MOOSE AGAIN

"WE HAVE SENT MONTGOMERY COUNTY POLICE INVESTIGATORS TO THE SCHOOL, WE'VE SENT OUR PERSONNEL TO THE CLINIC AND WE'VE SENT OUR FORENSIC TECHNICIANS TO ASSIST."
WHILE A PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE OF THE SHOOTER IS STILL BEING WORKED ON...INVESTIGATORS HAVE BEGUN USING A GEOGRAPHIC PROFILE. THIS PROFILE USES CRIME LOCATIONS TO HELP DETERMINE WHERE THE KILLER FEELS COMFORTABLE TRAVELING AND MAY LIVE.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
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A Galax High School student was discovered dead in his vehicle over the weekend and authorities are calling it a homicide. Senior Kyle Brandon Billings was found early Sunday morning on Rock House Road in Grayson County. Authorities say Billings, who just turned 18 on Saturday, died of an apparent gunshot wound. They say a man who was out shooting his rifle in the area found the vehicle and called police. Authorities say this is Grayson County's first homicide this year. As of now, they have no suspects.
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[TAKE FS PRE PRO] If you have any information you are asked to call the Grayson County Sheriff's office at 276- 773-3241.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-28 TC-1:40:58]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


A suspect is in custody in the weekend murder of a Covington woman.
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Saturday, the body of 24-year old Shanna M. Wright was discovered in her trailer at the High Acres trailer park. Police say Wright had received several wounds.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Sunday, police arrested John Matthew Beverly Jr. of Clifton Forge. The 29 year old was scheduled to be arraigned on a first degree murder charge this morning. He is being held at the Alleghany Regional jail without bond.

[USS-Fletcher]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


President Bush is scheduled to address the American people tonight at 8, as he continues to make his case for a possible military strike against Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Northern Arabian Gulf;]


Meanwhile, the U-S-S Fletcher is one of several ships taking part in a multi- national effort to enforce U-N sanctions against Iraq.
Great Britain and Australia are also participating in the operation.
The U-S Navy destroyer is a member of the Abraham Lincoln battle group, currently on a six-month deployment in the Middle East.
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[TOSS TO LEO in WEATHER CENTER][11Bowman]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-42 TC-8:40]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Authorities from Virginia and North Carolina say they'll meet today to discuss plans to interview a man they call a "possible" witness in the Short family murder case. That part of the investigation will likely take place in Canada later this week.
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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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[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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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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[11Vigil]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-40 TC-15:50]
[GRAPHIC=Jennifer Short]

A candlelight vigil was held last night in memory of nine year old Jennifer Short.
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[VO-NAT]
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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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[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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The vigil was held across the street from the Short family home in Oak Level.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jus]
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Some of Jennifer's relatives attended the 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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[SUPER=01-Jim Whitehead/Jennifer's Uncle; :14]
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((((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.
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((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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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.
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[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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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.
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((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.))
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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.
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((JIM WHITEHEAD: ))
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((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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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The Reverend Jerry Falwell is standing behind his statement that the founder of Islam was a "terrorist."
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Falwell made that comment during an interview with 60- Minutes that aired on C-B-S last night.
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((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.))
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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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[Yemen-Tanker]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


French officials are investigating an explosion and fire aboard a French oil tanker in Yemen.
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[VO-NAT]
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France's foreign minister said today that officials haven't ruled out the possibility that yesterday's fire was an act of terrorism.
Sources say French counter-terrorism agents will head to Yemen to investigate.
But Yemeni officials say the blaze was an accident caused by an oil leak-- ruling out the attack was similar to the suicide bombing aboard the U-S-S Cole in Yemen two years ago.
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[Middle-East]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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The death toll has climbed to 13 after today's Israeli raid on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
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[VO-NAT]
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Doctors say about 110 Palestinians were wounded in the four-hour raid this morning.
10 of the victims died when a missile slammed into a crowd.
The Israeli army says most of the victims were armed men who died in battle, but Palestinian officials say they were all civilians.
Israel's deputy defense minister says he's sorry if civilians got hurt, but adds that this IS a war.
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[11Voting]


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

You have until five o'clock this evening to register to vote in this year's election.
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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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[UVA-Tuition]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The cost of tuition at the University of Virginia is going up by as much as two-hundred dollars. The university's Board of Visitors voted over the weekend to approve the tuition hike for the second semester of the current school year. The board adopted a resolution passed by its finance committee that also authorizes school officials to increase student aid to meet the higher tuition costs.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=02-38 TC-32:18]
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Some of man's best friends received a special blessing in Roanoke County.
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((NOW THAT'S A GOOD GIRL))
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Yesterday, 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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[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]
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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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[Balloon-Festival]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Bright colors lit up the sky over Albuquerque, New Mexico last night--
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[VO-NAT]
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The night- time event was one of several planned during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
The hot air balloon celebration got under way Saturday, when more than a dozen balloons rose into the sky.
The 31st annual fiesta continues on through Sunday.
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[DESK 2-SHOT][Port-Labor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


Turning to business news this afternoon--
President Bush will intervene in the contract dispute that's closed more than two dozen ports along the West Coast.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Word of Bush's intervention comes just hours after the latest contract talks collapsed.
10- thousand longshoremen were locked out by shippers a week ago.
The strike is costing the nation's economy as much as two billion dollars a day.
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[11Pepsi]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-37 TC-31:43]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]

Some are worrying that one town's gain could be two other communities' 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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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-121 TC12659]
[GRAPHIC=Falcons]

Michael Vick got a little banged up on the grid- iron with 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 grabs him 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.
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He takes it to the endzone.
The Bucs' defense has scored in four straight games.
Tampa Bay beats Atlanta 20- to- 6. Afterwards, Vick addressed his sore shoulder.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-130 TC11025]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]


Dale Earnhardt, Junior won for the third straight time at Talladega yesterday.
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--
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 yesterday.
It's only the third time that's ever happened at Talladega.
Jeff Gordon's title hopes took another big hit yesterday 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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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SUPER=0106-11. Jeff Burton//12. Robby Gordon//13. Rusty Wallace//14. Matt Kenseth//15. Ricky Craven//;]
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[SUPER=0106-16. Kyle Petty//17. Scott Wimmer//18. John Andretti//19. Bill Elliott//20. Jeremy Mayfield//;]
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[SUPER=0106-21. Jimmy Spencer//22. Stacy Compton//23. Todd Bodine//24. Jerry Nadeau//25. Bobby Labonte//;]
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