[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon]

Six months after applying for a satellite dish rebate, a local woman's still waiting for her cash.
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[VO-NAT :06]


And, how old is too old to drive? That's the question after a gruesome car accident in California.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - the Commonwealth Games' opening cermomies are less than two hours away. Kobe Bryant is charged in Colorado,
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[VO-NAT]

and Tigers Woods has another rough day at the British Open - but he's not alone and a result he is still in contention.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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The weather story tonight includes thunderstorms, another hurricane, a trip to the beach and your weekend outlook. Stick around for that. [Open]
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[SOT :59:12]
[IN Q=JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE IS AN OLDER DRIVER]
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[OUT Q=MEAN THEY'RE A BAD DRIVER.]
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[VO-NAT]


But the deadly accident with an elderly man at the wheel raises questions from California to Virginia.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young. Keith is off tonight.

[Market-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]

First, the latest from California, where police today say the elderly driver who plowed through a farmer's market may have been involved in another collision less than a block away.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA/Wednesday;]

Police in Santa Monica are investigating whether 86 year old Russell Weller may have hit a Mercedes moments before running down dozens of people, killing ten of them. The California Highway Patrol says if there was a collision, authorities would want to know why Weller left the scene.
There is no decision yet on whether criminal chrages will be filed.
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[Elderly-drivers]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-25 1:09:52]
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The accident in California raises safety concerns about the effect of aging on older drivers.
For more on that, we go to
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Meghan/State Microwave;]


News 7's Meghan Muldoon in Richmond. National statistics show that drivers 55 and older
[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Meghan1]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


are involved in more crashes per mile than younger drivers.
It is an important safety issue that the state and elderly advocacy groups want more people to be aware of.
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[IN Q=LIKE MANY STATES]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Pam Goheen/D-M-V Spokeswoman; :14]
[SUPER=01-Tony Hylton/AARP of Va.; :52]
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[OUT Q=and very respectfully.]

(( Like many states, Virginia does not place any restrictions on drivers based solely on advanced age.
but D-M-V officials say there are procedures in place to make sure that at-risk drivers stay off the road.
[SOT 04:57:58]
[IN Q=WE HAVE WHAT'S CALLED A]

((WE HAVE WHAT'S CALLED A MEDICAL REVIEW PROCESS AND WE RELY ON CITIZENS, PHYSICIANS, COURTS, LAW ENFORCEMENT TO GIVE US INFORMATION ABOUT DRIVERS THEY FEEL MAY BE UNSAFE AND WE CAN CONDUCT A REVIEW OF THAT DRIVER AND THEIR ABILITY.))
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[OUT Q=AND THEIR ABILITY.]


D-M-V's medical review board looks at over 20-thousand cases a year.
If it finds that a driver can no longer operate a motor vehicle safely, their license can be taken away.
But there are things older drivers can do to help keep their license, and the freedom that comes with it, as long as possible.
The AARP offers a mature driving course.
It's a refresher course that also shows what signs to look out for.
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((CHANGES IN VISION, CHANGES IN HEARING, CHANGES IN REACTION TIME. T THINK THOSE ARE IMPORTANT THINGS OLDER DRIVERS AND THEIR FAMILIES NEED TO BE COGNIZANT OF. I THINK ITS A DISCUSSION THAT NEEDS TO TAKE PLACE VERY CAREFULLY AND VERY RESPECTFULLY.))
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The General Assembly has looked at the safety issue with older drivers before.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Meghan /State Microwave;]


Those restrictions never went anywhere but D-M-V officials feel that due to the recent accident California, to resurrect them .

[Liberty-Arson]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=503-07 49:06]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]

A former Liberty University student could face up to ten years in prison for arson.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/April;]


18-year-old Christopher L. Lee was arrested in April in connection with six small fires on campus. Lee, who was a freshman at the time, pled guilty this morning to one count of arson. The charge carries a sentence of two to ten years behind bars. Sentencing is scheduled for September. The Commonwealth's Attorney's Office says Lee claimed to have set the first fire in retaliation for the theft of his jacket but that he got addicted to the thrill.
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[Rebates]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-17 1:48:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]

She thought the check was in the mail. But since it really isn't, one local woman is upset with a rebate offer, and she may hardly be alone.
Business Reporter Rachel Cannon joins us with her story, Rachel?
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Rachel/Newsroom;]

Shannon, rebate offers are getting more and more common.
[LIVE=Rachel Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]

Advertised prices are often with a rebate factored in. But what if you buy something, fulfill the rebate requirements and the money never reaches your mailbox?
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

That's exactly what happened to Karen Bivens. Bivens purchased a satellite television system in February and over five months later she still hasn't received the 99-dollar rebate. She says it's no longer just about the money, it's that they're giving her the run-around and excuses.
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[SOT 00:08:23]
[IN Q=they advised]

((KAREN BIVENS/REBATE CUSTOMER; THEY ADVISED ME THAT THEY HAD RECEIVED ALL THE PAPERWORK AND THAT MY REBATE WOULD BE COMING TO ME WITH IN THE NEXT SIX TO EIGHT WEEKS. AFTER NUMEROUS PHONE CALLS AND NOW THIS IS THE END OF JULY I STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED MY REBATE.))
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[OUT Q=MY REBATE.]
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[VO-NAT :11]

Julie Wheeler at the Better Business Bureau says companies often hire a separate company to handle their rebates ... but that they hope there won't be too many to process.
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[SOT 00:01:12]
[IN Q=companies]

((JULIE WHEELER/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU; COMPANIES BET ON THE FACT THAT A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO FOLLOW THROUGH AND ACTUALLY HAVE EVERYTHING IN ORDER WHEN THEY FILE FOR THE REBATE THAT'S HOW THEY CAN AFFORD TO OFFER A REBATE ON THE ENTIRE PURCHASE PRICE.))
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[OUT Q=PURCHASE PRICE.]
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[VO-NAT]

Wheeler does have some tips for people when it comes to getting a rebate. Be sure to follow instructions carefully, read the fine print on rebate offers and always make copies of your paperwork.
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[LIVE=Rachel Full/Newsroom]

The Better Business Bureau actually expects consumer complaints about rebates to increase given that more and more companies are using them as an incentive for purchasing. Shannon,
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Rachel/Newsroom;]

Karen Bivens is in the process of filing an official complaint regarding her problems with the satellite rebate.



[Cave-Spring]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
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Two Cave Spring High school graduates are a real class act.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


As part of a fundraising campaign, Laurence Loesel and Ben Dowdy have been running across the country.
Their journey began May 5th in California and ended about a hour ago at Cave Spring High School.
The two joined a friend to run a total of three thousand miles.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Any regrets]
[SUPER=01-Laurence Loesel/Cross-Country Runner]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=it was all worth it. (2nd time)]
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[VO-NAT]


A celebration is going on at this hour at Cave Spring High School until 10:30.
Tonight at eleven, we'll hear more about their journey and the cause they're raising money for.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=NONE]

Virginia Tech rakes in big bucks on license fees. Still ahead, profits could get even bigger when the A-C-C moves in.

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[VO-NAT]

And Mountain Lake is more than a resort, it's home to a living biology lab, and you're invited.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Whether it's a license plate or a T-Shirt...Virginia Tech products are flying off the shelves. The university broke records this past year in sales, and word is, it will only get better. New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens has more.
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((The colors may be maroon and orange, but Virginia Tech merchandise has green written all over it. This past year, the university earned more than 830-thousand dollars in royalties from sales of V-T products, the highest figure ever.
[SOT 5:18]
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((LOCKE WHITE/DIRECTOR OF LICENSING: IF YOU DO THE CALCULATIONS OUT THAT REPRESENTS AT RETAIL, WE'RE ESTIMATING THAT OVER 20-MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF VIRIGINA TECH PRODUCTS ARE SOLD AT RETAIL 31)) Locke attributes the sales to coach Frank Beamer and his work to make the football team what it is today. But he says Tech's reputation is growing in all areas, and it's attracting new fans from all over the country.
[SOT 328]
[RUNS= 15]

((BEFORE I GOT HERE IT WAS MAYBE A 50-MILE RADIUS AROUND BLACKSBURG AND THAT WAS IT BUT MORE AND MORE I'M HEARING THAT PEOPLE ARE WALKING THROUGH AIRPORTS AND OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY AND THEY'RE SEEING VIRGINIA TECH PRODUCTS 343)) Locke says he can't say whether Tech joining the A-C-C next year will increase sales, but area store managers say the demand is already here.
[SOT 1237]
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((CHARLIE WHITESCARVER/UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE: WE'VE GOTTEN A LOT OF REQUESTS FOR ACC MERCHANDISE AND THAT WILL COME WHEN WE'RE OFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE ACC YOU'LL SEE ACC MERCHANDISE BUT AS LONG AS MEMBERS OF THE BIG EAST WE'LL BE SUPPORTING THE BIG EAST AND THAT'S THE WAY IT'S GONNA BE, BUT IT WILL HAPPEN 52)) And when it does, watch out. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Blacksburg.))
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=Hold]

Officials say more sales will in turn benefit students. About 80-percent of Tech's royalties go to the university's general scholarship fund.

[Longwood]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
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Longwood University has successfully used a more traditional way to raise millions of dollars. The Farmville school says its first-ever fund-raising campaign ended June 30th, one year earlier than expected, when it exceeded its goal of 32 million dollars. The total comes in at more than 33 million. Roughly 13 million of that will go toward scholarships. The rest will pay for endowed faculty positions and an arts center.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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Wall Street put aside three days of losses with a strong Friday session. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The Dow rose 137 points to close up for the week. Nasdaq climbed 10 and a half.
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[Police-Grads]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-21 1:00:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The family of blue today welcomed eleven new brothers and sisters.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Six Roanoke city and five Roanoke county police officers received their badges, but getting to this point wasn't easy.
The officers spent six months in the Police Academy and say their drive was tested every day.
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[SOT 5:01:17:23]
[IN Q=We've been beaten]

((CHRISTOPHER DILLON/ROANOKE CITY POLICE OFFICER: WE'VE BEEN BEATEN, KICKED, HANDCUFFED, TEAR GASSED AND PEPPER SPRAYED, BUT THE WORSE TORTURE OF ALL WAS THE 72- PLUS HOURS OF REPORT WRITING.))
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[OUT Q=of report writing]
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[VO-NAT]

U-S Attorney John Brownlee spoke to the graduates. He said many don't think of terrorists threatening the Roanoke Valley, but reminded them that criminals take on many shapes and sizes. Some of the graduates put their knowledge to work right away and immediately reported for their jobs.
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[Mountain-Lake]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-19 1:25:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It may be the biggest biology lab you've ever seen.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

Today, the Wilderness Conservancy at Mountain Lake started a new environmental education program called "Lakes Alive."
With help from his assistant Iggy, the program is led by retired Virginia Tech professor Bruce Parker, who spent most of his career studying the lake. Parker says the idea is to inspire people of all ages to learn more about the lake, and why it has mysteriously emptied and refilled for hundreds of years.
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[SOT 1539]
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((1539 IT'S ONE OF THE UNIQUE FEATURES OF THE LAKE. TO HAVE A LAKE THAT LOSES WATER DURING A DROUGHT PERIOD IT CAN GET VERY LOW AS IT WAS LAST NOVEMBER FIRST. IT WAS 30-FEET BELOW FULL AND NOW IT'S ALMOST READY TO SPILL ACROSS THE DAM AT THE OTHER END 55))
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[VO-NAT]

While most of the activities take place on water, the group also visits geological sites around the lake. "Lakes Alive" is free and open to the public. The program will be offered again tomorrow, and then later this Fall.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - Kobe is charged, qualifying is washed out. Matt Schaub gets his own web site -

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[VO-NAT]

and the Commonwealth Games have begun three days of non-stop action across the valley.
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[S-Kobe]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-148]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


One of the NBA's marquee men has been charged with one count of felony sexual assault. Kobe Bryant was arrested two weeks ago and today he was formally charged with a felony that is punishable by four years to life in prison. Despite the distance between the arrest and the charge - the prosecutor says Kobe was not treated differently.
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[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Mark Hurlbert/Eagle, Colorado District Attorney; :00]
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[S-France]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-143 20146TC]
[GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS]


Lance Armstrong is still in front at the Tour De France, but his lead is shrinking.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cap'decouverte, France/OLN; :00]

The four-time defending champ finshed second in today's critical 29 mile time trial. He finished 96 seconds behind German star Jam Ullrich. Tomorrow they get to ride in the Pyrenees.
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[S-British]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-149 13849TC]
[GRAPHIC=BRITISH OPEN]


The British Open is at the halfway point and to say the scores have been a shock would a huge understatement.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sandwich, England/TNT; :00]

Davis Love the third is all alone in first place, and as a matter of fact he is the only golfer under par after 36 holes. Having to play crazy shots like that one you can see why. Love is at minus one. Tiger Woods had a one over 72 punctuated by this nasty double bogey on 12. Still, despite his problems - Tiger is just four shots out of the lead.
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[S-Games]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-150 1239TC]
[GRAPHIC=COMMONWEALTH GAMES]


Day one of the Commonwealth Games opened today, and Steve Mason says this 14th year is stacking up to be one of the most competitive.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Nikki LeCombte/Women's Senior Division Competitor; :14(QUICK!!!)]
[SUPER=01-Matthew Jorgensen/11 Year old Bowman; :25]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :35]
[SUPER=01-Bettie Barr/USTA Official; :44]
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[SUPER=01-Kevin Peterson/13 Year Old Competitor; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Nita Hankins/Basketball Youth Coordinator; 1:24]
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-138 20223TC]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR 2003]

Rain today in New Hampshire wiped out qualifying for Sunday's New England 300.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Loudon, NH/Speed; :00]

The track didn't look too bad around 3:30, and in fact it probably dry by now. But NASCAR didn't think there was enough time for practice, inspections and time trials. Here's how they'll line up based on the points.
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[go to qualifying boards]
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[SUPER=0107-6. Jimmie Johnson//7. Kevin Harvick//8. Tony Stewart//9. Kurt Busch//10. Sterling Marlin//;]
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[SUPER=0107-11. Rusty Wallace//12. Mark Martin//13. Jeff Burton//14. Terry Labonte//15. Robby Gordon//;]
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[SUPER=0107-16. Ryan Newman//17. Ricky Craven//18. Elliott Sadler//19. Bill Elliott//20. Greg Biffle//;]
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[SUPER=0107-21. Ward Burton//22. Jamie McMurray//23. Ricky Rudd//24. Joe Nemechek//25. Jeremy Mayfield//;]
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Prov/;]
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[S-Schaub]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-142 20514]
[GRAPHIC=UVA]


And finally, the University of Virginia Sports Information office launched a new web site today.
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[VO-NAT]

[NO SUPER] Matt Schaub for Heisman - the official website made its debut on the world wide web earlier today. The site has a menagerie of features including a section that takes you inside the Schaub family album and shows the aspiring quarterback in his first year of life back in 1981. The address is www dot schuab 4 heisman dot com. You can find a link to the page on our web site - WDBJ7 dot com.
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[McCrumb]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=cda]
[TAPE#=03-20 1:27:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]


"Ghost Riders" is the newest creation for renowned local author, Sharyn McCrumb.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Catawba;]

The book focuses on the South after the Civil War and examines the attitudes and people of the day. A southerner from Wilmington North Carolina, McCrumb writes about people who also lived in Appalachia.
McCrumb writes both science-fiction and satire novels. With both styles, McCrumb considers herself both a writer and an actor.
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[SOT 9:31:43-9:31:51]
[IN Q=Its acting on the page]

((SHARYN MCCRUMB/AUTHOR OF "GHOST RIDERS":ITS ACTING ON THE PAGE INSTEAD OF THE PAGE. IF I DON'T FEEL IT, THE EMOTION WONT BE PUT IN THE BOOK FOR THE READER TO GET OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Sharyn McCrumb/Author of "Ghost Riders"]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=reader to get out.]
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[VO-NAT]

A New-York Times best-sellling author, McCrumb has also written "The Songcatcher", "Zombies of the Gene Pool" and "Bimbos of the Death Sun."
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