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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

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

U-S forces face their fiercest fighting in Iraq since the invasion began. Several soldiers are killed-- while others are taken prisoners of war. A live report is just ahead. Plus, check this out... A fairway is transformed into a runway in Botetourt County.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.


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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
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[sot]
[in q= The POW's]

((THE POW'S I EXPECT TO BE TREATED HUMANELY IF NOT, THE PEOPLE WHO MISTREAT THE PRISONERS WILL BE TREATED AS WAR CRIMINALS.))
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[OUT Q= AS WAR CRIMINALS.]
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[VO-NAT]

Another deadly day for American troops in Iraq-- who face their toughest day yet since the invasion began. At least nine Marines are killed in combat-- while several other soldiers are captured as prisoners of war.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Iraq-Latest]


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

U-S ground troops today met their stiffest resistance yet in southern Iraq-- Several American soldiers were killed in combat, while at least a dozen more are reported missing. The U-S believes some of those soldiers were shown on Iraqi television earlier today-- as prisoners of war.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Teresa / Lawrence NEWSPATH;]

Chris Lawrence has been covering today's events-- and joins us now from Kuwait with the latest.
[LIVE=Lawrence/FULL]
[SUPER=201-Chris Lawrence/CBS News;]
[SUPER=205-Kuwait City; ]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Nasiriyah, Iraq; :06]
[SUPER=201-Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooke/Central Command; :19]
[SUPER=201-Lt. Gen. John Abizaid/Central Command; :46]
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[OUT Q=STD]

((CENTRAL COMMAND CALLS IT "THE SHARPEST ENGAGEMENT OF THE WAR THUS FAR." COALITION FORCES CONFRONTED FIERCE IRAQI RESISTANCE IN THE SOUTHERN CITY OF AN NASIRIYAH. SEVERAL U.S. MARINES WERE EITHER KILLED OR WOUNDED. AND NEARBY, A U.S. ARMY SUPPLY CONVOY WAS AMBUSHED AFTER SIMPLY MAKING A WRONG TURN. TWELVE OF THOSE SOLDIERS ARE STILL UNACCOUNTED FOR.


(SOT: BRIG. GEN. VINCENT BROOKS/CENTRAL COMMAND) - "We believe them to be in the custody of the regular forces that

conducted the ambush -- and their status is not known." ARAB TELEVISION SHOWED A VIDEOTAPE OF WHAT IT SAID WERE FOUR DEAD AMERICANS IN AN IRAQI MORGUE -- AND AT LEAST FIVE OTHER CAPTURED U.S. SOLDIERS. MILITARY OFFICIALS SAY THE FOOTAGE IS A CLEAR VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW.
(SOT: LT. GEN. JOHN ABIZAID/CENTRAL COMMAND) (video will cover some of the sound)

"The people of Iraq who see those images will just regard it as one more brutality inflicted upon people by a regime that has inflicted countless brutalities upon their people. IN OTHER PARTS OF THE SOUTH -- MORE HEAVY FIGHTING. ALLIED TROOPS BATTLED IRAQI GUNMEN IN THE TOWN OF AL FAW. (nat) GRENADES WERE USED TO CLEAR A BUILDING...INJURING AT LEAST THREE SERVICEMEN. AND U.S. FORCES ARE STILL TRYING TO FLUSH OUT POCKETS OF RESISTANCE AT THE PORT OF UMM QASR. THERE WERE ALSO SETBACKS WITHIN THE OPERATION. A U.S. PATRIOT MISSILE ACCIDENTALLY SHOT DOWN A BRITISH FIGHTER PLANE NEAR THE IRAQI BORDER KILLING TWO PEOPLE ON BOARD. AND AT CAMP PENNSYLVANIA IN KUWAIT, U.S. SOLDIERS RECOVER FROM AN ASSAULT BY ONE OF THEIR OWN. AN AMERICAN SERGEANT REMAINED IN CUSTODY FOR GRENADE ATTACKS THAT KILLED ONE OFFICER AND INJURED 15 OTHER SOLDIERS. ARMY OFFICIALS SAY THE SERGEANT WAS KNOWN FOR HAVING AN ATTITUDE PROBLEM. AS COALITION FORCES MAKE THEIR WAY TO BAGHDAD, THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS OF IRAQI FIGHTERS PRETENDING TO SURRENDER ... OR IRAQI SOLDIERS DRESSED IN CIVILIAN CLOTHES WHO APPEAR TO BE WELCOMING ... BUT THEN AMBUSH U.S. AND BRITISH TROOPS. THE PENTAGON SAYS THESE TRICKS HAVE NOT POSED A DANGER TO THE OVERALL MISSION. CHRIS LAWRENCE, CBS NEWS, KUWAIT.))
[LIVE=Lawrence/FULL]
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[Rke-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-11 TC-15:56]
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As our troops serve our country, it is proving more of a challenge to protect and serve here at home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke]


The Roanoke City Sheriff's Department is made up of 247 personnel.
The department has already lost five to the military and the sheriff says he could lose another seven before it's all said and done.
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[SOT 1:35:48]
[IN Q=If I lose those]

((GEORGE McMILLAN/ROANOKE SHERIFF: IF I LOSE THOSE SEVEN GUYS BEFORE I GET MY BASIC SCHOOL GRADUATED THEN I AM AT A CRITICALLY LEVEL. RIGHT NOW, WE'RE AT BARE MINIMUM BUT BEFORE IF I LOSE THOSE SEVEN MORE THEN I WILL BE AT A CRITICAL STAGE AND I'M GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE SOME TOUGH DECISIONS.))
[SUPER=201-George McMillan/Roanoke Sheriff]
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[OUT Q=some touch decisions]
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[VO-NAT]


McMillan says one option he may consider is to hire temporary employees.
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[Military-Babies]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC-1:12:39]
[GRAPHIC=Homefront]

Some expectant mothers were treated to high- tech pictures of their babies at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center today. As Jennifer Wishon explains, it was all in an effort to send a piece of home to some troops overseas.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound]
[SUPER=203-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=201-Dr. James Weston/Obstetrician-Gynecologist; :19]
[SUPER=201-Ashley Morgan/Expectant Mother; :47]
[SUPER=201-Joyce Bowman/4-D Ultrasound Technician; 1:08]
[SUPER=220-Jennifer Wishon/; 1:20 ]
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[OUT Q=JW, News 7 Radford]


((((NATS, AWW -- 20:31:22)) Ashley Morgan is pregnant with her first child and on Sunday she took advantage of a free, high- tech ultrasound, but the offer wasn't open to just anyone. Ashley's husband, Lance Corporal Adam Morgan, is off serving his country in Kuwait.
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[SOT 14:50:27]
[IN Q=It actually came about]

((DR. JAMES WESTON/OB-GYN: IT ACTUALLY CAME ABOUT WHEN WE HAD A PATIENT WHO'S HUSBAND HAD BEEN IN THE RESERVES. HE WAS THEN DEPLOYED. SHE WAS IN THE AREA WITHOUT A LOT OF FAMILY SUPPORT AND FELT, OBVIOUSLY, VERY CONCERNED AND DEPRESSED OVER THE IDEA THAT SHE WOULDN'T BE SHARING HER PREGNANCY WITH HER HUSBAND.))
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[OUT Q=with her husband]

[CUT AWAY OF DOCTOR AND JENNIFER 13:06:17] To remedy the problem, Doctor Weston invited pregnant women whose husbands are deployed overseas to have a four- dimensional ultrasound. Ashley Morgan calls it a blessing.
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[SOT 24:06:21]
[IN Q=Oh my gosh, it mean a lot]

((ASHLEY MORGAN/EXPECTANT MOTHER: OH MY GOSH, IT MEANS A LOT. IT REALLY DOES, I MEAN TO BE ABLE TO SEE HIS FACE AND STUFF. IT JUST, IT'S AMAZING.))
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[OUT Q=it just, it's amazing]



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[SOT 19:07:17]

((NATS: GOING ALL THE WAY UP TO THE NECK THIS IS AN AORTA))
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Joyce Bowman is one of the few technicians in Virginia who know how to operate the specialized ultrasound machine. She says donating her time is her way of giving back.
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[SOT 30:03:17]
[IN Q=I think protecting our freedom]

((JOYCE BOWMAN/4-D ULTRASOUND TECHNICIAN: I THINK PROTECTING OUR FREEDOM IS IMPORTANT. MY HUSBAND SERVED TWENTY YEARS IN THE AIR FORCE AND.))
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[OUT Q=the air force and]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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[SOT 30:18:03]
[IN Q=If just giving them]

((IF JUST GIVING THEM PICTURES FROM HOME WILL TAKE THEIR MINDS OFF WHAT'S HAPPENING, IT'S A GOOD THING.))
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[OUT Q=it's a good thing]

Along with still pictures, mothers got to take home a video tape of their babies moving. Many plan to send them to their husbands overseas. But Ashley has already sent her husband reminders of their baby.
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[SOT 24:40:12]
[IN Q=Everytime I send him]

((ASHLEY MORGAN/EXPECTANT MOTHER: EVERY TIME I SEND HIM A CARE PACKAGE OVER I ALWAYS SEND HIM SOMETHING ABOUT, LIKE A BIB THAT SAYS I LOVE MY DADDY OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.))
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[OUT Q=something like that]

And it's those somethings Dr. Weston hopes will make Lance Corporal Morgan feel a little closer to his baby boy.
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[SOT 03:52:11]
[IN Q=Aww, he's saluting]

((AWW, HE'S SALUTING, YEAH HE IS, HE'S SALUTING.))
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[OUT Q=he's saluting]

Jennifer Wishon, News 7 Radford.))

[#1-Charter-Buses]



[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-55 TC-1:45:21]
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Canceled school field trips don't mean the end of the road for a local bus company.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke;]

Abbott Trailways says it's lost a few student trips to distant locations because of concerns over the war. The owner says they're still busy taking athletic teams to games and various other tour groups around the country. Abbott runs 71-buses in different parts of our region and West Virginia.
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[SOT00:17:00]
[IN Q=Right now ]

((FRED ABBOTT/ABBOTT TRAILWAYS PRESIDENT; RIGHT NOW WE HAVE BUSES IN NEW YORK WE HAVE ONE IN SEATTLE WE HAVE THEM IN NEW ORLEANS HAVE THEM IN FLORIDA SO PEOPLE ARE GOING EVERYWHERE.))
[SUPER=201-Fred Abbott/Abbott Trailways President; ]
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[OUT Q=GOING EVERYWHERE.]
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[VO-NAT]

Like other bus charter companies, Abbott says it's refunding money if a trip is canceled because of the war with Iraq.
Abbott says one major concern among bus companies is the price of gas.
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[Church-Families]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-13 TC-02:24]
[GRAPHIC=Homefront]

Many Americans headed to church today to pray for peace. For some those prayers are deeply personal. Justin McLeod has more from Henry County.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Bassett; :00]
[SUPER=201-Cindy Adams/Parishioner; :10]
[SUPER=201-Michael Turner/Parishioner; :31]
[SUPER=219-Justin McLeod/jmcleod@wdbj7.com; :51]
[SUPER=201-Margie Fretwell/Parishioner; 1:17]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Bassett]

((((NAT SOUND OF SINGING HYMN))
On this Sunday, many crowd into church pews to try to make sense of what's going on in our world today.
[SOT 6:59]
[IN Q=I'm really concerned]

((CINDY ADAMS/PARISHIONER: I'M REALLY CONCERNED. I DO A LOT PRAYING AT NIGHT. I DO A LOT OF PRAYING ALL THE TIME.))


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[OUT Q=all the time]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF A PRAYER))
It is a prayer shared by many here at Orchard Drive Baptist Church in Bassett.
Many in the congregation have loved ones serving in the military, including four who are currently in the Persian Gulf.
[SOT 10:11]
[IN Q=We're anxiously]

((MICHAEL TURNER/PARISHIONER: WE'RE ANXIOUSLY WAITING FOR A LETTER OR E-MAIL TO HEAR THAT SHE IS ALRIGHT.))
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[OUT Q=she is alright]

((NAT SOUND OF PRAYER FOR FAMILIES))
Uncertainty overseas prompted the minister to do something special for those family members.
During the service, the congregation gathered around them to pray for their son or daughter.
[SOT 46:11]
[IN Q=Those families who]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THOSE FAMILIES WHO HAVE LOVED ONES STATIONED OVERSEAS AND GO TO THIS CHURCH ARE COMFORTED BY THE FACT THAT THE WAR SEEMS TO BE GOING WELL SO FAR. BUT THEY REALIZE AND FEAR THE ROAD TO BAGHDAD COULD BE A LONG ONE.))
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[OUT Q=be a long one]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF MARGIE BEING HUGGED AT 12:25))
Margie Fretwell is one such person. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF EARLY SHOW))
Her son Sid is just 18 and the last time she saw him was his brief appearance on the CBS Early Show earlier this week.
[SOT 14:53]
[IN Q=I gotta feeling]

((MARGIE FRETWELL/PARISHIONER: I GOTTA FEELING WAR IS WAR AND WE HAVEN'T SEEN THE BIGGEST OF IT, I JUST KNOW GOD IS CONTROL.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=God is control]


That belief is partly why you don't hear on this Sunday whether the war is right or wrong.
At this church, the point is to support the troops and pray for their safe return.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Bassett.))
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Still ahead, it's a saving grace for a project to mail thousands of videos describing the life of Jesus.
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[VO-NAT]

and you've probably heard of birdies and eagles on the golf course, but it wasn't golf balls landing on one fairway in Botetourt County. We'll have that story coming up.
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[Sports-preview]


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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
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[OUT Q=in sports."]

((Hey, folks, Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, Wake Forest becomes the first ACC team to exit the Big Dance, but Maryland is still groovin right into the Sweet 16. Kurt Busch does the Bristol stomp, and the Express loses ground to Greensboro. Plus, Jeff Lebo could be a Hokie sooner rather than later. Details on that and much more in sports.))

[Fatal-Ax]


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[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


Another teen has died from a head on collision that happened in Rockbridge County Friday night. 17 year old Michael Ray Entsminger of Glasgow died Saturday at U-V-A Medical Center. He was a passenger in a car driven by 16 year old Ashley Elizabeth Hennings of Natural Bridge Station... who also died in the crash. State Police say the accident happened when 25 year old Thomas Edward Turner the Fourth tried to pass a vehicle in a no-passing zone on Route 130. He is currently in critical condition at Roanoke Memorial. No charges have been filed at this time.

[Goodlatte-Reform]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-09 TC-19:53]
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The House of Representatives has passed legislation that would put a ceiling on the financial awards made in medical malpractice cases.
In recent months, some doctors have argued that skyrocketing insurance premiums are driving them out of business.


Sixth District congressman Bob Goodlatte says there needs to be a cap so that health care remains affordable and available.
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[SOT 14:21:20]
[IN Q=There needs to]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R-6TH DISTRICT: THERE NEEDS TO BE A REASONABLE LIMITATION SO THAT THE PEOPLE WHO TRULY ARE INJURED AND HAVE SERIOUS PROBLEMS GET THE HELP THEY NEED, BUT THAT THE COST OF PRACTICING MEDICINE DOESN'T GO SO HIGH THAT IT EITHER PRICES PEOPLE FROM BEING ABLE TO AFFORD A DOCTOR OR THAT THE DOCTOR SIMPLY ISN'T THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bob Goodlatte/(R) 6th District]
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[OUT Q=simply isn't there.]
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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The measure now heads to the Senate, where Goodlatte hopes President Bush will make a strong push for its passage.


[Jesus-Project]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC-1:23:17]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A group of Christians from the region say their prayers have been answered.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Month]


Nearly 100- churches have gotten together to bring the Jesus Video Project to the Roanoke Valley.
The goal is to mail this video to every home in Vinton, Roanoke City, and Roanoke County.
After more than a year of fundraising the group finally raised the 300- thousand dollars needed to purchase 100-thousand videos.
It should arrive in mailboxes in the next month or so.
The video tells the life of Jesus according to the gospel of Luke.
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[Plane-Landing]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=03-14 TC-2:32]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing at Ashleigh Plantation golf course in Botetourt County this evening.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; ]

William Fitzgerald says he was headed back to Fincastle after a day of flying when his single engine plane started having engine problems.
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[SOT-15:58:00]
[IN Q=THE ENGINE STARTED OVERHEATING]

((THE ENGINE STARTED OVERHEATING AND THE NEXT THING WE KNOW THE ENGINE QUIT AND THIS WAS THE CLOSEST FLAT SPOT WITHOUT WIRES IN IT))
[SUPER=01-William Fitzgerald/Pilot]
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[OUT Q=WITHOUT WIRES IN IT]
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[VO-NAT]


Fitzgerald says nothing was damaged on the plane and that he and his dog made a safe landing.
State police say they do not know how they will get the plane off the golf course, since it is too wide to take on the road and it is too long to fit on a truck.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on the newscast, a longtime Botetourt County administrator is hanging up his spurs...
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[VO-NAT]

and forget the six-shooter. We'll introduce you to a REAL cowboy who lives in our area in just a few minutes.
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[Commercial]

[Loope]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-10 TC-25:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Botetourt County's Board of Supervisors is losing a long time member.
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[VO-NAT :08]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Bill Loope says he will not seek re-election for a fourth term when his current term expires at the end of the year.
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[SOT 00:16:07]
[IN Q=it's in good]

((BILL LOOPE/BOTETOURT CO. BRD. OF SUPERVISORS; IT'S IN GOOD SHAPE WE'VE MADE MORE CHANGES IN THE LAST TEN TWELVE YEARS IN THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTY WE'VE EXPANDED THE TAX BASE BY GETTING INDUSTRY IN WITHOUT RAISING THE RATES ON RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Loope/Botetourt Co. Bd. of Supervisors;]
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[OUT Q=REAL ESTATE.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

Loope has represented the Valley District for almost 12 years. He says he has enjoyed serving but that he would like to spend more time traveling and being with his family.
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[Virginia-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=Va. Profiles #6 TC 58:05]
[GRAPHIC=Profile]


Bruce Friend has been a cowboy for more than fifty years.
The Botetourt County resident came back from World War Two and knew he wanted to rope and ride for a living.
Not only did he learn how, he also grabbed his dream by the horns and never let go.
Joe Dashiell has more in this week's Virginia Profile.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Bruce Friend sports a well-worn Stetson]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :13]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Friend/Cowboy; :34]
[SUPER=@Joe2; 2:06]
[RUNS=2:23]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Botetourt County]

(([OPENS ON NAT SOUND]
[IN Q=That old horse]

((THAT OLD HORSE YONDER. HE'S THE ONLY ONE I'VE GOT LEFT NOW.))
[RUNS= :05]
[OUT Q=I've got left now.]


Bruce Friend sports a well-worn Stetson, a hat with character he says, marked by many years on the ranch and in the rodeo.
The same could be said for Friend, who came late to the cowboy life, but grabbed hold and never let go... [NAT SOUND OF FRIEND CRACKING WHIP 02:41:20]
Born in Kentucky, raised in Tennesee and Virginia, Friend served in the infantry in World War II. He landed on the beach at Normandy soon after D-Day, and was wounded by shrapnel a few weeks later near the French town of St. Lo.
[SOT 02:24:45]
[IN Q=When it gets tight]

((WHEN IT GETS TIGHT. IT'S EVERY MAN LOOKS AFTER HIS HIDE THE BEST HE CAN. DON'T YOU THINK SOMEBODY'S GOING TO COME AND CARRY YOU OUT, NOW NOT WHEN IT GETS HOT. THIS OLD BOY HE CAME. HE GRABBED ME BY MY HAND. AND HE GIVE ME A YANK AND I WENT OVER THE TOP OF THAT HEDGEROW. I LANDED ON SOME BRIERS AND I CAME OUT ON MY DAMN HANDS AND KNEES.))
[RUNS= :19]
[OUT Q=came out on my damn hands and knees.]


It wasn't until his return from Europe, and his release from the hospital, that Friend set out to become a cowboy, but learning to ride on an Oklahoma Ranch wasn't easy.
[SOT]
[INQ=Here I was hangin on so tight]

((HERE I WAS HANGIN ON SO TIGHT, AND HE SAID BOY, YOU GOT TO RELAX, AND I SAID RELAX? HELL I'LL FALL OFF. HE SAID YOU'LL LEARN. I TELL YOU THE FIRST SIX WEEKS, I WAS ABOUT READY TO GO BACK INTO UNCLE SAM'S ARMY.))
[RUNS= :10]
[OUT Q=ready to go back into uncle Sam's army.]


Eventually he did learn to ride, and later that summer in 1946, he competed in his first rodeo.
It was a passion he pursued long after his return to Virginia.
[NAT SOT OF FRIEND POINTING TO PHOTO 02:39:18]
[IN Q=I had him roped close enough]

((I HAD HIM ROPED CLOSE ENOUGH, YOU CAN SEE I HAD A GOOD HORN CATCH. AND I DALLIED DOWN GOOD. AND I CHECKED MY HORSE JUST ENOUGH SO EDRA COULD GET THAT ROPE YOU CAN SEE THE ROPE ACTUALLY AROUND HERE GOOD.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=see the rope actually around here good.]


On a recent afternoon at his home near Arcadia, Friend showed off photos of the day he and his wife Norma were married on horseback.
The spurs he bought in '46.
And with a burro named Charlie standing in for the steer, he offered his visitors a quick lesson.
[NAT SOT OF FRIEND WITH BURRO 02:44:19]
[IN Q=Now he ain't got no horns]

((NOW HE AINT GOT NO HORNS, BUT IF HE HAD HORNS THE ARM COME ROUND THIS A WAY. YOU COME AROUND THIS OTHER ARM LIKE THIS.AND CATCH IT. YOU GOT HIM HERE YOU SEE.))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=got him here you see.]


If age and injury have slowed him down, Bruce Friend has few regrets about the choices he has made, or the cowboy dreams he has chased.
[SOT 02:37:13]
[IN Q=It's a way of life]

((IT'S A WAY OF LIFE. IT'S A WAY OF LIFE. AND I'M JUST PROUD OF WHAT I AM.))
[RUNS= :07]
[OUT Q=proud of what I am.]


...and what he always will be.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Botetourt County))


[S-Bristol]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-140 TC10952]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]


Tempers were short, and the day was long. Kurt Busch survived another typical short track day at Bristol to post his second straight Food City 500 win.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bristol, TN/Fox Sports; :00]


There were 17 cautions on the day at the half mile bullring. Midway thru the race, Terry Labonte gets moved out of the way by Brett Bodine. Things stack up from there, collecting Robby Gordon and several others.
Gordon was in the fray again a short time later. This time he sends Ward Burton on a little spin into the inside retaining wall. Ward then comes back onto the track and clips Kyle Petty, who ended up in the concrete. Petty was alert and conscious after the wreck, but he was taken to a local hospital as a precautionary measure.
Kurt Busch gambled on pit strategy staying out the final 96 laps to win the race after finishing second three times this season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Kurt Busch/Repeat Food City 500 Winner; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=able to come together."]
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[go to boards]
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[SUPER=X5013;]
[SUPER=0106-1. Kurt Busch//2. Matt Kenseth//3. Bobby Labonte//4. Ricky Rudd//5. Greg Biffle//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-6. Sterling Marlin//7. Kevin Harvick//8. Jimmie Johnson//9. Jeff Gordon//10. Kenny Wallace//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-11. Jamie McMurray//12. Jimmy Spencer//13. Jeff Burton//14. Rusty Wallace//15. Ricky Craven//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-16. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//17. Robby Gordon//18. Bill Elliott//19. Johnny Benson//20. Jeff Green//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-21. Elliott Sadler//22. Ryan Newman//23. Jeremy Mayfield//24. Brett Bodine//25. Michael Waltrip//;]
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The Roanoke Express welcomed the Greensboro Generals to town tonight, and the two teams started the evening separated by a single point in the ECHL's Northeast Division.
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There was no Sunday love between the two, as Roanoke's Doug Schueller mixed it up with the Generals Jay Murphy. Don't think they were making dinner plans.
The score was tied at one, when Greensboro's Brian Richardson steals the puck and slaps home the go-ahead goal to make it 2-1 Generals in the second period.
The visitors were on the move again a few minutes later. Sam Ftorek gives it up to Mark Turner who puts it between the pipes for a 3-1 Generals cushion.
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The Generals won it 4-1, but the Express got in a few shots including this big check by Chad Mazurak over middle of the ice. Roanoke skates again Tuesday at home against Trenton.
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Washington and Lee renewed its lacrosse rivalry with Roanoke College in the ODAC opener for both teams this afternoon in Salem.
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The Maroons hadn't beaten the Generals since 1997.
But Roanoke led this one from the start. Andy Bonasera got this tally to start the third period and the Noke was on top 7 to 1.
Senior goalie Tim Morse was a stonewall in the net. Morse made 18 saves on the afternoon to keep the Generals at bay.
Roanoke poured it on. Mark Lanzer came up with the loose ball and hit Dan Reed for another score and an 8-1 cushion.
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W & L tried to creep back into it on the goal by Jack Murray, but Roanoke went on to win it 8 to 4, improving to five and one on the season.
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Jim Weaver could be a step closer to inking Jeff Lebo to a contract as men's basketball coach at Virginia Tech. Sources in Blacksburg say that negotiations between the two have heated up over the weekend, and that Lebo is contemplating an offer from the school.
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On the court today, Wake Forest became the first ACC school to be eliminated from the Big Dance. The Demon Deacs dropped a 6 point decision to 10th seeded Auburn in today's second round.
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The second seeded Deacs got just 14 points from Josh Howard who was 4 of 10 from the floor. Justin Gray stepped up with 26 big ones, but Wake squandered a four point halftime lead.
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The Tigers Marquis Daniels went to work down the stretch. He scored 18 as the Tigers and former Clemson coach Cliff Ellis pulled the upset to reach the Sweet 16, 68 to 62.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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In Nashville, Xavier's David West scored 22 points for the Musketeers, but XU fell behind early against Maryland and couldn't recover.
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Drew Nicholas and Ryan Randle put in 17 points each for the Turtles who head back to the round of 16, 77 to 64.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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Wake Forest wasn't the only two seed to fall Sunday. Michigan State wore out the Florida Gators 68 to 46. Three Spartans reached double digits as Tom Izzo's crew pulled the upset and will now get Maryland in the regionals.
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The Butler Bulldogs are wearing the glass slipper as this year's Cinderella. Butler made 14 three pointers, including 8 of nine from Darnell Archey to shock Louisville 79 to 71.
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And the Big East is still perfect in the tourney, placing four teams in the Sweet 16. Syracuse and Pitt both advanced today. The Panthers knocked out Indiana 74 to 52, behind 20 points from Jaron Brown. (-----------------)