[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Teresa]

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

Two people are airlifted after a Bronco and tractor trailer collide on Route 220. U-S officials say terrorism is to blame for a bombing that killed nearly 200- people, this weekend. Plus-- good news for supporters of the Roanoke River Greenway.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[VO-NAT]


An accident in Franklin County ties up traffic for hours, and sends three people to the hospital.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[220-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-33 TC-1:30:58]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

The accident happened around 3:30 this afternoon on Route 2-20, near Boones Mill.
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[VO-NAT - :44+]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

State Police say the driver of a Bronco lost control in the southbound lanes, crossed over the median and into oncoming traffic. The vehicle was then struck by a tractor-trailer in the northbound lanes. Police say the driver of the Bronco, 25 year old Jason Michael Turner of Rocky Mount, and his passenger, 27 year old Jackie Wray of Rocky Mount, were wearing their seat belts. Both are listed in stable condition at Roanoke Memorial. The driver of the tractor trailer, Earnell Christian Junior of Trinity, North Carolina was also hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. The southbound lanes of 2-20 were closed for nearly four hours. Police say charges are pending.
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[Monty-Ax]


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

A single-vehicle accident in Montgomery County has claimed the life of a local man. The crash happened shortly after midnight on Route 612. State Police say 29 year old Brannon Scott (SLUH-shur) Sluscher of Pilot was driving his Ford Ranger when he ran off the right side of the road and overturned. Police say Sluscher was not wearing his seatbelt and died at the scene. The cause of the accident is under investigation.


[Shooting-Spree]


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

It's been a quiet holiday weekend in suburban Washington, D-C. The serial sniper who's terrorizing the region hasn't surfaced over the past two days. Teri Okita reports-- life goes on but a lot more cautiously.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The serial sniper]
[SUPER=04-Fox Sports]
[SUPER=01-Tabitha Meadors/D.C. Resident; ]
[SUPER=01-John Ayala/Guardian Angel]
[SUPER=01-Charles Moose/Montgomery County Police Chief; ]
[SUPER=01-James Fox/Criminology Professor]
[SUPER=@okita1; ]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=rockville, md.]


(( NATSD OF REDSKINS GAME MANDATORY COURTESY: FOX SPORTS..
TRACK: THE SERIAL SNIPER DIDNT STOP 80-THOUSAND FANS FROM CHEERING ON THE HOMETEAM WASHINGTON REDSKINS BUT WITH POLICE HELICOPTERS AND EXTRA GROUND PATROLS, THE TAILGATING WASNT AS CAREFREE AS IN THE PAST.

(Super: Tabitha Meadors/D.C. Resident)
SOT: People keep saying, Look at the trees. Look at people in the trees.

And you always have to be a little on edge.
TRACK: ITS HARD FOR MANY HERE TO GO ABOUT LIFE AS NORMAL EVEN SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS GASSING UP THE CAR EVOKES FEAR. THE SNIPER HAS TARGETED CUSTOMERS AT FOUR GAS STATIONS, AND ITS PROMPTED THESE GUARDIAN ANGELS TO LEND A HAND AT THE PUMP.

(Super: John Ayala/Guardian Angel)
SOT: We have people go on the other side of the street, see us, make a

u-turn, and pull into the gas station.
TRACK: POLICE SAY THE GRAPHIC THEY HANDED OUT THIS WEEKEND OF THE BOX TRUCK HAS GENERATED SOME TIPS, BUT THEYRE URGING EVERYONE TO JOG THEIR MEMORIES FOR ANY LITTLE TIDBIT ON THIS VEHICLE.

(Super: Chief Charles Moose/Montgomery County Police)
SOT: Someone that does repairs may have had this truck brought to them,

to repair the rear damage.
TRACK: IN PLACES OF WORSHIP, RESIDENTS ARE PRAYING THAT THE KILLING SPREE WILL SOON COME TO AN END, BUT WITHOUT SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE, ITS HARD TO SAY WHEN THE SNIPER WILL BE CAUGHT.

(Super: James Fox/Criminology Professor)
SOT: This killer certainly is enjoying, not just the notoriety, but the

fact that he can outsmart the police. Hes feeling smug and in control.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: But could a pattern be emerging? This is second weekend that the killer has laid low, and many are fearful the shooting spree could start up again as a new week begins. Teri Okita, CBS News, Rockville, Maryland.))




[Bali]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]

Two Americans are among the nearly 200- people killed in a bombing outside an Indonesian nightclub.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bali, Indonesia;]

The terror attack, which injured hundreds more, occurred in a nightclub district on the resort island of Bali. Officials say a small bomb went off outside a disco-- then a huge car-bomb exploded at a bar down the street.
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[SOT 15:04:23]
[IN Q=There was ]

((THERE WAS JUST A BIG BANG. IT WAS JUST LIKE A BIG BANG EXPLOSION AND IT SOUNDED LIKE THAT MULTIPLIED BY A HUNDRED. AND THEN THERE WAS JUST THIS BRIGHT RED LIGHT.))
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[OUTQ=bright red light. ]
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[VO-NAT]

U-S officials say there's no question the attack was terrorism, but they say they don't know who's to blame. The bombing came on the second anniversary of the al-Qaida-linked attack on the U-S-S "Cole'' off Yemen. President Bush is condemning the car bombing-- calling it a cowardly and heinous act of terrorism.
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[Bowman]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-]
[GRAPHIC=Gary Bowman]


Investigators from Henry County and Rockingham County, North Carolina are back home tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Yellowknife, Canada/Last Week; ]


They've spent the last few days in Canada hoping to interview a potential witness in the Short family murder case.
On Friday, Canadian Immigration officials ordered Gary Bowman deported back to the U.S.
That decision prompted local investigators to hold off interviewing Bowman in Canada.
They're now waiting for Bowman to return to the U-S.
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[SOT 2:26:31]
[IN Q=We've gotten real good]

((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: WE'VE GOTTEN REAL COOPERATION UP THERE BUT THERE ARE CERTAIN RULES AND REGS YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW AND IT'S JUST SIMPLER TO INTERVIEW HIM BACK HERE, IF HE'LL TALK TO US. YOU UNDERSTAND WE JUST NEED TO TALK HIM, HE'S NOT BEING CHARGED, WE HAVE NO WARRANT WAITED ON HIM BUT WE DO WANT TO TALK TO HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff]
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[OUT Q=talk to him]
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[VO-NAT]


The Sheriff says Bowman could be deported in the coming weeks but the timetable for his return is not yet clear.
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[College-Cuts]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=02-31 TC-1:31:08]
[GRAPHIC=Budget Cuts]


Next week Governor Warner is expected to announce the extent of budget cuts for state agencies. Both Radford University and Virginia Tech are expected to lose anywhere from five - to - 15 percent of their state budgets. Jennifer Wishon spoke with students today to see how THEY'RE dealing with the cuts.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Alan Brymer is a]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Alan Brymer/Radford University Student; :11]
[SUPER=01-Brett Cohen/Radford University Student; :30]
[SUPER=19-Jennifer Wishon; :48]
[SUPER=01-Kelly Flannagan/Virginia Tech Student; 1:15]
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[OUT Q=JW, News 7]

(( Alan Brymer is a senior at Radford University and says that other than some minor inconveniences state funding cuts haven't affected him.
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[SOT 02:10:57]
[IN Q=They're cutting the]

((ALAN BRYMER/RADFORD STUDENT: THEY'RE CUTTING THE LIBRARY HOURS A LITTLE SO THEY CAN SAVE MONEY AND THEY'RE DOING SOME STUFF WITH REGISTRATION BUT AT LEAST THEY'RE GIVING US TOP PRIORITY WHEN WE'RE PICKING OUR CLASSES YOU KNOW THEY'RE NOT GOING TO SHORT CHANGE US AND THEY'RE LETTING US GRADUATE ON TIME AND IN THE WAY THAT WE PLANNED.))
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[OUT Q=that we planned]

[02:15:56 - shot of radford sign through fence] [02:09:10 tilt of building or students walking at Radford] But, when students at Radford register for Spring semester they may find more than a hundred class sections have been canceled.
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[SOT 02:13:43]
[IN Q=The proposed effect]

((BRETT COHEN/RADFORD UNIVERSITY STUDENT: THE PROPOSED EFFECT OF HAVING A LIMITED NUMBER OF HOURS WOULD BE DEVASTATING. I'M VERY CLOSE TO GRADUATING AND ONLY IF I CONTINUE AT THE RATE OF TAKING A GOOD AMOUNT OF CLASSES PER SEMESTER.))
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[OUT Q=classes per semester]



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[SOT 02:27:50]
[IN Q=The story is]

((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: THE STORY IS MUCH THE SAME AT VIRGINIA TECH. WHILE STUDENTS HERE ARE USED TO LARGER CLASSES AS FRESHMEN SOME FEEL THE BUDGET CUTS ARE COSTING THEM THE PERSONAL ATTENTION THEY HOPED FOR AS UPPERCLASSMEN.))
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[OUT Q=for as upperclassmen]
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[SOT 02:24:48]
[IN Q=Instead of my]

((JESSICA GREENE/VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT: INSTEAD OF MY CLASSES GETTING MORE PERSONAL AND IN-DEPTH LIKE THEY PROMISED THEY WOULD BE. NOW THANKS TO BUDGET CUTS MY CLASSES HAVE GOTTEN A LOT LARGER AND EVERYTHING AND IT REALLY AFFECTS HOW WELL YOU LEARN.))
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[OUT Q=well you learn]

[02:23:24 - cutaway of Kelly & me, 02:23:46 - CU of Kelly's hands] Kelly Flannagan is hoping she doesn't learn her major has been cut. She says the Public and Urban Affairs program is small and thinks it could be vulnerable.
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[SOT 02:21:38]
[IN Q=I guess I'll have]

((KELLY FLANNAGAN/VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT: I GUESS I'LL HAVE TO TRANSFER BUT I REALLY REALLY DON'T WANT TO DO THAT. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'D DO. I'D BE VERY VERY UPSET.))
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[OUT Q=very very upset]

[02:17:36 - shot of students outside of VT library] Now, students across the Commonwealth have to wait to find out how their institutions will fare when Governor Warner delivers his speech on Tuesday. Jennifer Wishon, News 7.))
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]

Still ahead on News 7 at 11, an influential writer who brought World War Two stories to life passes away.
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[VO-NAT]

and it still has a long way to go, but a major section of the Roanoke River Greenway is ready and open.
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[Ambrose]


[ANCHOR=teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=cak]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Best selling author Stephen Ambrose passed away today.
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[VO-NAT 15:28:33 :21+]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]

Ambrose was a little known history professor until his books on World War Two began popping up on the best sellers list. He is also known for working with Steven Spielberg on the movie "Saving Private Ryan", and his book--Band of Brothers-- became the basis for the award winning H-B-O mini series. Ambrose died of lung cancer in a Mississippi hospital at the age of 66.
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[Greenway]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-43 TC-45:47]
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[*****ANCHOR TAG*****] A big piece of the puzzle is in place tonight. Today, the city of Salem dedicated a major section of the Roanoke River Greenway. But as Justin McLeod discovered the project still has miles to go.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Phipps/Greenway Supporter; :12]
[SUPER=01-Cal Aliff/Walker; :30]
[SUPER=@justin1; :56]
[SUPER=01-Liz Belcher/Greenway Coordinator; 1:26]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke County]

((((NAT SOUND OF PEOPLE WALKING AT 30:40))
Some say it's a major step in the right direction.
Sunday afternoon, Salem's first section of the Roanoke River Greenway officially opened to the public.
[SOT 36:30; TAPE 1]
[IN Q=It's a great segway]

((JIM PHIPPS/WALKER: IT'S A GREAT SEGUE, IT'S GOING TO BE A BEAUTIFUL ADDITION TO THE 23 MILES OF GREENWAY WE'RE GOING TO HAVE ALONG THE ROANOKE RIVER.))
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[OUT Q=the Roanoke River]


That Greenway will eventually stretch from Green Hill Park to Explore Park.
This section in Salem is about a half mile long and runs along the Roanoke River behind the Moyer Sports Complex.
[SOT 38:45; TAPE 2]
[IN Q=The river is here]

((CAL ALIFF/WALKER: THE RIVER IS HERE NATURALLY AND WE NEED TO PRESERVE AND WE NEED TO ENJOY IT.))
[Runs= 07]
[OUT Q=to enjoy it]


It is an enjoyment already felt in parts of the Roanoke Valley.
Roanoke City has completed a section of the Greenway in Smith Park.
Last month, Congressman Bob Goodlatte announced Roanoke's remaining section will be constructed as part of a flood reduction project.
Supporters hope to have the entire Greenway completed by 2010.
[SOT 49:44; TAPE 2]
[IN Q=This part of the parkway]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THIS PART OF THE PARKWAY COST MORE 245-THOUSAND DOLLARS. THE ENTIRE PROJECT BUT IT WILL COST NEARLY 20 MILLION DOLLARS TO COMPLETELY FINANCE THE 23 MILE PROJECT FROM END TO END. SUPPORTERRS OF THIS NATURAL BEAUTY CONCEDE RAISING THOSE FUNDS IS EASIER SAID THAN DONE.))
[Runs= 16]
[OUT Q=said than done]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF MUSIC AT PICNIC))
That is why this ribbon cutting was also a fundraiser.
Supporters believe community support and federal grants will keep them above water. (SHOT OF WATER)
[SOT 17:22, TAPE 1]
[IN Q=Grants usually run two years]

((LIZ BELCHER/GREENWAY COORDINATOR: GRANTS USUALLY ARE RUNNING TWO YEARS BEHIND THE ECONOMY WHEN YOU APPLY FOR THEM AND WHEN YOU GET THEM SO I GUESS WE'LL FEEL THAT MORE IN THE COMING YEAR.))
[Runs= :07]
[OUT Q=in the coming year]


It is in the coming years where the Greenway project and all its beauty will really begin to shine.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke County.))
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Salem's section of the Greenway is in honor of Charles David Smith who died in a 1997 plane crash in Montgomery County.

[Rke-Symphony]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-41 TC-11:11]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Roanoke Symphony proved that practice makes perfect.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF SYMPHONY PLAYING]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF SYMPHONY PLAYING]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


What you're hearing is an open rehearsal held this afternoon at the Roanoke Civic Center.
The session was in preparation for tomorrow night's opening of the symphony's 50th anniversary season.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT :56]
[IN Q=We have a number of events]

((DAVID WILEY/ROANOKE SYMPHONY'S MUSIC DIRECTOR: WE HAVE A NUMBER OF EXCITING EVENTS MARKING THE ROANOKE SYMPHONY'S 50TH, PICNIC AT THE POPS EVENTS, HOLIDAY POPS, AND ON MARCH 31ST 2003 A SPECIAL CONCERT EXACTLY 50 YEARS TO THE DATE OF THE ROANOKE SYMPHONY'S FIRST CONCERT SO IT IS GOING TO BE A YEAR LONG CELEBRATION AND WE WANT THE COMMUNITY TO COME OUT AND HEAR SOME GREAT LIVE MUSIC.))
[SUPER=01-David Wiley/Roanoke Symphony's Music Director; ]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=great live music]
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[VO-NAT]


The Roanoke Symphony opens its season tomorrow night beginning at 8 o'clock at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Earlier in the day, the orchestra will perform for several thousand area students as part of its Adventures in Music Program.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Up next on News 7 at 11, one local group is making sure that a legendary form of music doesn't fade away
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[VO-NAT]

and also, it's a prehistoric who-done-it. The City of Martinsville is on the look- out for whoever stole Dino McSporran. We'll explain in just a few minutes.
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[Commercial]

[Antique-Brass]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=Va-Profile #6 00:03:35]
[GRAPHIC=none]

It's not your average Big Band. A group called Antique Brass has been playing together for about a decade. And now they are regulars on the local bandstand.
Joe Dashiell has more in this week's Virginia Profile.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=OPENS ON NAT SOUND]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :18]
[SUPER=01-Ted Bogsrud/Antique Brass; :30]
[SUPER=01-Ed Epting/Antique Brass; :47]
[SUPER=@Joe2; 1:27]
[SUPER=01-Rich Whitney/Antique Brass; :2:17]
[RUNS=2:46]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]

(([OPENS ON NAT SOUND OF BAND STARTING SONG]
Ted Bogsrud (BAHGS-rud) counts the beat, and his bandmates fall in line... [MORE NAT SOUND OF SONG]
The members of Antique Brass play the music of the big band era... and they've had plenty of practice since Bogsrud met fellow trumpeter Ed Epting more than ten years ago.
[SOT]
[IN Q=My daughter]

((TED BOGSRUD: MY DAUGHTER WHO WAS GOING TO THE SAME CHURCH AS ED HEARD HIM SAY... AND HE SAID THIS FOR NO OTHER REASON THAN TO BE FACETIOUS, HE SAYS I'M GOING TO GO HOME AND PRACTICE MY TRUMPET. AND SHE SAYS WHAT? YOU'RE A TRUMPET PLAYER? YOU NEED TO MEET MY FATHER.)) ((ED EPTING: WE STARTED PLAYING AND THE TWO OF US ALMOST SIMULTANEOUSLY HAD THE IDEA WELL PERHAPS WE CAN ROUND UP SOME MORE GUYS OUT HERE AT THE LAKE AND FORM A BRASS QUINTET)) ((TED BOGSRUD: SO WE GOT SOMETHING ON THE RADIO THE LAKE RADIO STATION AND SOMETHING IN THE SMITH MOUNTAIN EAGLE AND PRETTY SOON WE GOT SOME CALLS. JOHN THE TUBA PLAYER CALLED THE NEXT DAY.)) ((ED EPTING: AND BY JUST SHEER PERSEVERANCE WE FINALLY GOT TO THE POINT WHERE WE WEREN'T AFRAID TO PLAY IN PUBLIC LOCALLY OUT THERE AT THE LAKE. ))
[RUNS= :50]
[OUT Q=locally out here at the lake.]


The group has an impressive repertoire... and Bogsrud is responsible for more than 200 of the arrangements.
As a young man he played with bandleaders Claude Thornhill and Orrin Tucker before pursuing a music degree and a career in music education.
But he says his current gig is also great fun.
[SOT]
[IN Q=The feeling of accomplishment]

((THE FEELING OF ACCOMPLISHMENT IS GREATER HERE, BECAUSE IT'S SO CLOSE-KNIT. AND WHEN THE AUDIENCE APPLAUDS FOR US, THAT'S THE REWARD))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=that's the reward.]


Joining Bogsrud and Epting at this practice session arepaul Bernard on drums, John Quinn on the Tuba, and Vic Ratner on the Trombone.
The youngster is 54- year- old Rich Whitney who played the euphonium in college.
[SOT]
[IN Q=It was sort of intimidating at first]

((IT WAS SORT OF INTIMIDATING AT FIRST, BUT IT CAME BACK LIKE RIDING A BICYCLE, I GUESS AND I'VE JUST ENJOYED IT TREMENDOUSLY. AND IT'S REALLY KIND OF GIVEN ME A WHOLE NEW LEASE ON LIFE ALMOST. I LOVE IT.))
[RUNS= :18]
[OUT Q=I love it.]


Members of Antique Brass joke that the name of their band has nothing to do with the age of their instruments. But after ten years together, they say this musical group is just getting warmed up.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Dino-Napper]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-37 TC-42:46]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A most unusual case continues to baffle police in Martinsville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


Two weeks ago, someone stole the fiberglass dinosaur called (DY-no) Dino McSporran.
The dinosaur was painted red plaid and was located on Bridge Street in Uptown Martinsville.
The Piedmont Arts Association, which sponsors the dinos parade exhibit, believes it took two people to remove the dinosaur because it was bolted to the sidewalk.
The Association is offering a 200 dollar reward for the dinosaur's safe return.
You're urged to call Martinsville Police if you have any information on this case.
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[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-133 TC11032]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]


Two weeks ago, Jamie McMurray was just another Busch Series driver trying to make a name for himself. He already knew that he'd move up to Winston Cup to be Sterling Marlin's teammate next season, but that timetable got pushed up when Marlin suffered a broken vertebrae in his neck as a result of a crash at Kansas City. Today, the 26 year old McMurray made just his second Cup start in Marlin's car.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC/NBC Sports; :00]


The UAW-GM Quality 500 was delayed for nearly 3 hours because of rain.
Todd Bodine should have known the grass was wet, but he goes down there anyway. He gets into the side of Ward Burton triggering a ten car pileup that included Kevin Harvick, Jeff Green and Ricky Craven.
Jamie McMurray had a dominant car most of the day. He held off Bobby Labonte over the final few laps to claim his first career victory, an improbable one that not even he expected.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jamie McMurray/First Career Win; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=i'm freaking nervous."]
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[go to boards]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5013;]
[SUPER=0106-1. Jamie McMurray//2. Bobby Labonte//3. Tony Stewart//4. Jeff Gordon//5. Rusty Wallace//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-6. Jimmie Johnson//7. Jeff Burton//8. Ryan Newman//9. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//10. Dave Blaney//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-11. Michael Waltrip//12. Kurt Busch//13. Jerry Nadeau//14. Dale Jarrett//15. Steve Park//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-16. Mark Martin//17. Mike Wallace//18. Johnny Benson//19. Elliott Sadler//20. Kyle Petty//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-21. Terry Labonte//22. Kevin Harvick//23. John Andretti//24. Mike Skinner//25. Kenny Wallace//;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUTCUE=last driver."]
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[S-Skins]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-130 TC11648]
[GRAPHIC=Redskins]


The Washington Redskins thought they had found a solid quarterback in Patrick Ramsey, and maybe they have, but today the rookie struggled against the Saints, in his second NFL game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Landover, MD/Fox Sports; :00]


Steve Spurrier doesn't like turnovers from his signal callers. But that's what he got today.
Ramsey threw inteceptions on the Skins first two possessions and then Stephen Davis coughs up the Pigskin right here. The Redskins had 3 turnovers in the first 9 minutes.
The Saints cash in when Aaron Brooks hits Boo Williams in the endzone for a 13-nothing lead.
The Redskins got back in the game, but Michael Lewis was a thorn in Washington's side all day. Lewis
[SUPER=30-New Orleans/43/Washington/27/;]

returned a kickoff and a punt for scores. He racked up 356 total yards and the Saints drop the hammer on the Skins 43 to 27.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Steve Spurrier/Redskins Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=win the game or not."]
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[S-Falcons]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-129 TC11746]
[GRAPHIC=Falcons]


In the Meadowlands, the Falcons went with Doug Johnson under center as Michael Vick watched from the sidelines thanks to a sprained shoulder. There were no worries though for Dan Reeves, because the former Florida Gator got it done against the Giants.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/Fox Sports; :00]


Early in the second quarter, Johnson does his best Vick impersonation. He can't find a receiver, gets flushed out of the pocket and eventually decides to run it in himself. Atlanta led 7-nothing on the road after the 15 yard TD.
It was 10-3 Dirty Birds before Kerry Collins found Ike Hilliard for an 18 yard touchdown and the game was tied at 10 midway thru the third quarter.
But Johnson wasn't done yet. With 8 minutes remaining, he found Brian Finneran in the endzone for the
[SUPER=30-Atlanta/17/N.Y.Giants/10/;]

game winning score. He finished 19 of 25 for 257 yards and Atlanta wins it 17 to 10 over the Giants. The Giants also lost defensive tackle Keith Hamilton for the season. The one time Heritage star tore his achilles.
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[S-Blitz]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-125 TC10902]
[GRAPHIC=none]


[Wipe to ENG!!!]
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In Dallas, Shayne Graham kicked a pair of field goals for the Panthers, but Carolina lost Rodney Peete to a concussion and then watched Quincy Carter snatch victory from the jaws of defeat with a 24 yard TD strike to
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former Pitt Panther Antonio Bryant. Dallas nips Carolina 14 to 13. The Panthers have lost three straight.
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In Foxboro, the Packers beat the reigning Super Bowl Champs 28 to 10 behind three touchdown passes from Brett Favre who now has 301 for his career--good for 3rd all time behind Dan Marino and Fran Tarkenton.
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And the Rams are winless no more thanks to former West Virginia quarterback Marc Bulger. He threw
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for 3 scores as Saint Louis upended previously unbeaten Oakland 28 to 13.
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As expected, the Virginia Tech Hokies moved up one spot to number three this week in both college football polls thanks to Oklahoma's win over Texas. Miami retained the top spot for the 19th straight week. Tech's homecoming contest with Rutgers is scheduled for a 1 o'clock kickoff on Saturday at Lane Stadium and will not be televised.
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The Anaheim Angels are headed to the World Series for the first time in the 42 year history of the franchise.
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Adam Kennedy homered three times against the Twins in Game 5 today, including a 3 run job that
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highlighted a 10 run seventh inning. The Angels take care of the Twins 13 to 5 and win the AL pennant four games to one.
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