[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Teresa]

Ahead on NEWS 7 at six.
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[VO-NAT]

A man shot near Richmond last night remains in very critical condition. Coming up-- a live report on efforts to determine if this latest shooting is the work of the serial sniper.
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[anchor=Teresa]

Plus, lawmakers are briefed on budget cuts at Virginia Tech.



[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
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Tonight in sports, we'll have a live report from the Martinsville Speedway where there was a surprise winner in the Old Dominion 500, plus
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[VO-NAT]


Michael Vick and the Falcons ran roughshod over the Carolina Panthers for their 3rd in of the season.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Brent]
[SS=None]


Race fans where happy that the rain stayed away, but the slow moving system still could bring some light rain to the region tonight and tomorrow. I'll have the complete forecast details in just a bit. [Video-Open]
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[TAPE#=Video Open]
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[VO-NAT]

Investigators say they're working under the assumption that a man shot near Richmond last night is the latest victim of the serial sniper.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 6]


Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Sniper]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 6]

Authorities hope to know sometime tonight or tomorrow whether the shootings are linked. That's when doctors will try to remove the bullet from the 37- year old shooting victim-- who's still too UN-stable for additional surgery. The man was shot in the abdomen last night outside a restaurant-- just off Interstate 95 in Ashland. Stacy Case joins us now from Rockville, Maryland with the latest on the investigation and the victim.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Teresa/CaseNEWSPATH;]
[LIVE=Case/FULL]
[SUPER=@Case1; ]
[SUPER=05-Rockville, MD; ]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Hanover Co.; ]
[SUPER=01-Col. Stuart Cook/Hanover Co. Sheriff's Department; : ]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Rao Ivatury/MCV Trauma Director; : ]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=STD]

((THE SNIPER TASK FORCE SPENT ALL NIGHT, AND MUCH OF SUNDAY MORNING COMBING THE LATEST SHOOTING SCENE FOR CLUES. .. SEARCHING FOR ANY SHRED OF EVIDENCE THAT COULD CLUE THEM IN TO THE SHOOTER'S IDENTITY. WITH NO FORENSIC RESULTS YET... AUTHORITIES ARE WORKING ON THE ASSUMPTION, THIS IS THE SNIPER'S TWELFTH ATTACK.

(WILD LINE: - AUTHORITIES NOW SAY, FORENSIC EVIDENCE HAS CONFIRMED, THIS

IS THE SNIPER'S TWELFTH ATTACK..)
COL. STUART COOK/HANOVER COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT. 13:05:44 "We are acting as if it is, and will continue on that mode, until we know that it is not."
THE BULLET, WHICH HOLDS ANY POSSIBLE LINKS TO THE SNIPER -- IS STILL LODGED IN THE VICTIM'S STOMACH. THE 37 YEAR OLD MAN IS STILL CLINGING TO LIFE IN AN AREA HOSPITAL.
DR. RAO IVATURY/DIRECTOR OF TRAUMA 14:37:55 "We had to remove part of his stomach, pancreas and his spleen..and he's currently in the trauma intensive care unit, in a very critical condition.."
DOCTORS PLAN TO OPERATE LATER TONIGHT, IN AN ATTEMPT TO REMOVE THE BULLET.

(WILD LINE: THE 37 YEAR OLD MAN IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION, NOW UNDERGOING

ANOTHER OPERATION -- AS DOCTORS TRY TO REMOVE THE BULLET.)

(nats..woods)


INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE THE SINGLE SHOT CAME FROM THIS WOODED AREA...BEHIND A STEAKHOUSE, IN ASHLAND, VIRGINIA. THE VICTIM WAS HIT, SATURDAY NIGHT, WHILE WALKING THROUGH THE PONDEROSA PARKING LOT WITH HIS WIFE.
DETECTIVES WON'T SAY WHAT IF ANYTHING THEY FOUND AT THE CRIME SCENE.
SOT - COL. COOK - 13:04:39 "We will not discuss what has been found, or

has not been found, norspeculation."

STANDUP AND AS THESNIPER'S WEB POSSIBLY WIDENS--- IINVESTIGATORS ARE

SURE TO BE MORE CAUTIOUS THAN EVER ABOUT WHAT THEY RELEASE TO THE PUBLIC. THEY WON'T EVEN SAY IF THEY'RE USING THOSE MILITARY RECONNAISSANCE PLANES IN THIS CASE.))
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[Tech-Cuts]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=02-37 TC-50:12]
[GRAPHIC=Budget Cuts]


The Appropriations Committee of the House of Delegates met at Virginia Tech today where the issue of state budget cuts was high on the agenda.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Virginia Tech President Charles Steger talked to the committee about research efforts and the University's economic role in southwest Virginia.
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[SOT 48:51:28]
[IN Q=We're one of the]

((CHARLES STEGER/PRESIDENT VIRGINIA TECH: WE'RE ONE OF THE LARGEST EMPLOYERS YOU KNOW WITH OVER 6,000 EMPLOYEES. WE HAVE RESEARCH EXPENDITURES, LAST YEAR 236 MILLION DOLLARS AND IN ADDITION, JUST AN EXAMPLE THIS WEEKEND WE HAD 65,000 PEOPLE COMING IN FOR THE FOOTBALL GAME SO WE ARE A VERY IMPORTANT ENGINE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE WHOLE WESTERN REGION OF VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Steger/Virginia Tech President]
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[OUT Q=region of Virginia]
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[VO-NAT]

Steger says the latest round of budget cuts are so large the school can't absorb the loss without harming the institution. When added together he says the cuts equal more than 70- million dollars. To put things in perspective, Steger says the operating budget for the College of Engineering alone is 40- million. The Appropriations Committee spent the afternoon touring a few key research labs and the "Smart Road." Tomorrow the committee plans to visit the Roanoke Valley Governor's School before heading to Carilion Health Systems for another meeting.
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[History-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-38 TC-51:35]
[GRAPHIC=Budget Cuts]

They're also crunching numbers at Virginia's Museum of Natural History in Martinsville. The state's financial crisis forced the museum to make major cuts this week. Justin McLeod shows us what steps the museum is taking to keep from becoming ancient history.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kathy Lineberry/Museum Visitor; :12]
[SUPER=01-Stephen Pike/Museum Director; :32 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=@justin1; :53]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Martinsville]

((((NAT SOUND OF COMPUTER TALKING AT 24:55))
If you've ever wanted to learn about our natural history then the place to go is here at Virginia's Museum of Natural History.
[SOT 31:02]
[IN Q=It's a great place]

((KATHY LINEBERRY/MUSEUM VISITOR: IT'S A GREAT PLACE TO BRING YOUR KIDS TO LEARN ABOUT NATURAL HISTORY. IT'S FUN.))
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[OUT Q=it's fun]


It hasn't however been fun for the museum's employees.
On Tuesday, Governor Warner ordered the museum to cut its budget by 15-percent.
The next day, the museum's director was forced to lay-off six full-time workers.
[SOT :57]
[IN Q=We're cut to the bone]

((STEPHEN PIKE/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: WE'RE CUT TO THE BONE RIGHT NOW IN TERMS OF OPERATING THE BUILDING BUT WE CAN DO IT.))

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[OUT Q=we can do it]


It won't be easy.
The museum already laid off three employees earlier in the year.
The latest round of cuts eliminated the exhibits department.
Luckily, future shows are already planned well into next year.
[SOT 46:03]
[IN Q=Not all of it is]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: NOT ALL OF IT IS BAD NEWS FOR THE MUSEUM. THE NEARLY 15-MILLION DOLLARS IN BONDS NEEDED TO BUILD A BRAND NEW FACILITY ARE STILL INTACT. IT WILL BE BUILT HERE ON STARLING AVENUE AND CONSTRUCTION IS SET TO BEGIN SOMETIME NEXT YEAR.))
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[OUT Q=sometime next year]

((NAT SOUND OF OPENING DRAWER AT 16:03))
The new building is needed now more than ever.
The current facility is too small and is more than 80 years old.
But for now, the museum will try to make the best of its current building and the state's financial crisis.
[SOT 2:26]
[IN Q=We'll be doing more fundraising]

((STEPHEN PIKE: WE'LL BE DOING MORE FUNDRAISING AND OUR SUPPORTERS WHO HAVE HELPED OUT WILL HAVE TO STEP UP AND WE'LL HAVE TO FIND NEW SUPPORTERS. BUT I THINK WE'RE LOOKING PRIMARILY TO THE FOLKS WHO ALREADY KNOW THE VALUE OF THIS INSTITUTION WHO CAN BRING OTHERS ALONG.))
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[OUT Q=bring others along]


After all, the museum could face even more state cuts later this year.
That's why the museum's director believes public support is needed now more than ever as the museum attempts to write a new chapter in its history.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Martinsville.))


[DMV-Cuts]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-45 TC-3:50]
[GRAPHIC=Budget Cuts]

A local lawmaker says cutbacks at the Department of Motor Vehicles may get worse.
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[VO-NAT - :16.5 from VMI-Tape]

State-wide, nearly 600 D-M-V workers will be laid-off and Virginia's Transportation Secretary says the situation could worsen.
[SUPER=03-Lexington; ]

Secretary Whitt Clement spoke to the Virginia Transportation Conference in Lexington last week, just days after Governor Mark Warner announced the cuts.
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[SOT - 47:59]
[IN Q=To many citizens...]

((WHITT CLEMENT/VIRGINIA TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY; TO MANY CITIZENS, DMV IS THE FACE OF STATE GOVERNMENT. BUT THAT FACE IS GOING TO BE DIFFERENT, OFFICES ARE GOING TO BE CLOSED ONE DAY A WEEK, THE 12 OFFICE CLOSINGS. SO, THE IMPACT IS GOING TO BE VERY REAL, AND IT'S NOT OVER WITH, THERE'S MORE TO COME.))
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[OUT Q=over with, there's more to come.]
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[VO-NAT - :08+]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]

D-M-V branches in Rocky Mount and Bedford are the only offices in our area to close. They are scheduled to close on November 15th.
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[Water-Main]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-39 TC-39:51]
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A water main break closed part of downtown Salem this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


On Friday, workers discovered a small leak on West Main Street next to the First United Methodist Church.
The Water Department decided to fix the leak today rather than tie up traffic in the downtown area during the week.
The water main break only affected one nearby business.
Workers repaired the leak and re-opened the road this afternoon.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]


Still to come on News 7 at 6, some local bikers rev up their engines to help kids in our area have a happy holiday...

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[VO-NAT]

and some local men were trying to fulfill their hoop dreams with the Roanoke Dazzle. Both stories coming up-- but first a check on the weather. Here's Brent Watts.
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[Toy-Run]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-31 TC-1:45:57]
[GRAPHIC=none]


An early Christmas present arrived in the Roanoke Valley today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


The Salem Rotary Club sponsored the fourth annual "Ride Round the Valley Toy Run" in Salem this afternoon.
More than forty bikers brought an unwrapped toy or donated ten dollars to participate in a ride around the Valley.
The toys will now be donated to the Community Christmas Store.
The bikers ended up collecting more than 400- dollars worth of toys.
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[Cheerleading]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-36 TC-1:11:37]
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A cheerful crowd turned out in Roanoke today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The city's Parks and Recreation Department hosted the seventh annual Cheerleading Olympics at Victory Stadium.
The event allows cheerleaders ages 6 to 14 to perform their routine in front of other squads without having to compete.
Each team had six minutes to perform a chant, a cheer, and a dance routine.
More than 200- cheerleaders from 19- area squads took part in today's Cheerleading Olympics.
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[Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-41 TC-17:10]
[GRAPHIC=Dazzle]

It wasn't pom- poms, but basketballs that kept athletes busy at the Y-M-C-A in Roanoke today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


That's where the Roanoke Dazzle held open player tryouts this weekend for the N-B-D-L.
The tryouts gave players an opportunity to make the Dazzle's training camp for the upcoming season.
More than a hundred athletes from all over the country took part in this weekend's tryouts.
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[SOT 8:15]
[IN Q=I just had a guy]

((KENT DAVISON/DAZZLE'S HEAD COACH: I JUST HAD A GUY SAY TO ME YOU KNOW COACH EVEN IF YOU CUT ME I'M GLAD I CAME AND HAD A CHANCE TO SHOW YOU HOW I CAN PLAY AND THAT'S A NEAT ATTITUDE.))
[SUPER=01-Kent Davison/Dazzle's Head Coach]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=that's a neat attitude]
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[VO-NAT]


Team management also has a new attitude.
The Dazzle has a new president and a new outlook for the upcoming season.
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[SOT 1:57]
[IN Q=The two biggest things]

((JOE PRESEREN/DAZZLE PRESIDENT: THE TWO BIGGEST THINGS THAT WE HEARD FROM OUR FANS THAT WE FELT WERE LEGITIMATE COMMENTS WERE OUR TICKET PRICES BEING A LITTLE HIGHER THAN THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN AND WE NEEDED MORE WEEKEND HOME DATES AND WE'VE ADDRESSED BOTH OF THOSE.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Preseren/Dazzle President]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=both of those]
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[VO-NAT]


The Dazzle has lowered ticket prices in some cases by half of what they were last year.
The Dazzle begins its season November 15th.
Their first three games are home in Roanoke.
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[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Still ahead, a live report from the Martinsville Speedway...
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[VO-NAT]

But first... we'll meet a local activist who doesn't fit the mold of his conservative community. News 7 at six... will be right back.
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[VA-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=VaProfile #6 TC-6:41]
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His father and grandfather may have served in the military, but Jack Payden-Travers went down another path. He took one that led to the front lines of America's protest movement.
Steve Smallshaw has more in this week's "Virginia Profile".
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[SOT]
[IN Q=His transformation]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jack Payden-Travers/Social Activist; :13]
[SUPER=@ssm2; :39]
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( His transformation began in the 1960's.. the Viet Nam war was raging and Jack Payden-Travers learned during a trip to the United Nations that most of America's leaders who publicly supported the war privately opposed it.
[SOT 22:24:22]

((JACK PAYDEN-TRAVERS/SOCIAL ACTIVIST: THAT I'D BE IN THE SAME POSITION AS THESE PEOPLE WHO SEEMED SO HYPOCRITICAL TO ME. THAT THEY COULD MAKE THEIR MONEY ARGUING A POSITION THAT THEY DIDN'T BELIEVE IN. AND TO ME THAT WAS THE TURNING POINT AND I'VE NEVER LOOKED BACK.))
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[OUT Q=never looked back.]


From there followed decades of social activism.
Payden-Travers has worked in prison ministry and taught college students history.. while trying to make some of his own.
[natsot protest ]
[RUNS= 03]


Like most activists, Payden-Travers has run afoul of the law.. his rap sheet includes more than a dozen arrests but only one conviction.. for a anti-nuclear rally in Michigan in the 1980's.
It was Payden-Travers who successfully challenged Lynchburg's protest permit law after he was cited for organizing this anti-war rally last November.
[SOT 22:54:56]

((PAYDEN-TRAVERS: I LOOK ON THOSE ARRESTS AS A BADGE OF HONOR. IT'S SOMETHING THAT NOW THAT MY CHILDREN ARE OLDER THEY WRITE TO ME AND THEY SAY GEE THANKS DAD FOR WITNESSING SO STRONGLY, WE NEVER REALIZED WHEN WE WERE KIDS HOW OFF THE MAINSTREAM YOU REALLY WERE.))
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[OUT Q=you really were.]


But labels have never really bothered Payden-Travers, even in a town with a reputation for conservatism.
He's now heading up the group Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.. with hopes he'll soon be out of a job.
[SOT 22:30:49]

((PAYDEN-TRAVERS: EVER SINCE SEPTEMBER 11TH, I'VE FELT MORE AND MORE CALLED TO GO BACK INTO FULL-TIME ACTIVISM. AND THIS IS THE FIRST STEP ON THAT JOURNEY. I'M HOPING THAT FIVE OR TEN YEARS DOWN THE ROAD I'LL BE OUT OF A JOB AND VIRGINIA WILL NO LONGER HAVE A DEATH PENALTY.))
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[OUT Q=a death penalty.]
[SOT 22:20:32]

((PAYDEN-TRAVERS: PEOPLE WHO BASICALLY AGREE WITH ME ARE USUALLY NOT IN THE MAINSTREAM OF SOCIETY. USUALLY BY THE TIME THE MAINSTREAM OF SOCIETY STARTS TO AGREE WITH ME I'VE HAD TO MOVE ON TO ANOTHER ISSUE.))
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[OUT Q=to another issue.]


Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=]
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Coming up in sports, Michael Vick returns to the Falcons lineup in a win, Tech stays at home in the polls, plus Steve Mason checks in with a recap of the Old Dominion 500...
[LIVE=Steve/FULL]
[SUPER=@Steve1;]
[SUPER=05-Martinsville; ]

[STEVE ADLIBS TEASE]



[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-131 TC]
[GRAPHIC=Martinsville Speedway]


Winston Cup drivers descended upon the Martinsville Speedway today for the 32nd race of the season.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Travis / Steve Microwave;]


Steve Mason joins us from the track now with a race recap.
[LIVE=Steve /FULL]
[SUPER=@Steve1; ]
[SUPER=05-Martinsville; ]


((ROLLCUE:...that far back to take the checkered flag."))
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ricky Rudd/Finished 3rd; :36]
[SUPER=01-Kurt Busch/Old Dominion 500 Winner; 1:52]
[SUPER=01-Johnny Benson/Finished 2nd; 2:02]
[RUNS=2:09]
[OUT Q=500 laps, that's what you got."]
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[LIVE=Steve/FULL]
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[STEVE TOSSES TO BOARDS] [go to boards]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5013;]
[SUPER=0106-1. Kurt Busch//2. Johnny Benson//3. Ricky Rudd//4. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//5. Ward Burton//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-6. Jimmie Johnson//7. Ricky Craven//8. Dale Jarrett//9. Rusty Wallace//10. Mark Martin//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-11. Tony Stewart//12. Bobby Labonte//13. John Andretti//14. Mike Bliss//15. Ryan Newman//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-16. Steve Park//17. Jeff Burton//18. Michael Waltrip//19. Matt Kenseth//20. Dave Blaney//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-21. Casey Atwood//22. Terry Labonte//23. Robby Gordon//24. Jimmy Spencer//25. Bobby Hamilton//;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUTCUE=last driver."]
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[LIVE=Steve/Full]
[SUPER=05-Martinsville]



[DOUBLE BOXES=Travis / Steve Microwave;]




[S-Falcons]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-122 TC13348]
[GRAPHIC=Falcons]


In the NFL this afternoon, Michael Vick returned to the field after sitting out last week with a shoulder sprain.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Fox Sports; :00]


Vick and the Falcons just manhandled the Carolina Panthers today in the Georgia Dome. Vick threw for 178 yards and rushed for 97 more including this 44 yard scamper into the endzone. Vick tiptoed down the sideline avoiding several would-be tacklers. He only played three quarters and the Falcons whipped the
[SUPER=30-Carolina/0/Atlanta/30/;]

Panthers 30 to nothing.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


The Virginia Tech Hokies held steady at number 3 in both college football polls this week after their 10th straight win over Rutgers. Miami held onto the top spot after an off week and Oklahoma is second after beating Iowa State. The first BCS Standings of the season will be released tomorrow afternoon.

[S-Series]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-128 TC13801]
[GRAPHIC=World Series]


The Giants lead the Fall Classic one game to none after Barry Bonds, Reggie Sanders and J-T Snow each homered in a 4-3 win over the Angels last night. For Snow, the feeling was bittersweet after he was traded by his hometown team in 1997. Game Two is tonight in Anaheim.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-J.T. Snow/Two-Run Homer in Game 1; :00]
[RUNS=:20]

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