[1-News-Head]

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

An area already devastated by economic hardship tries to come to terms with a new hole in its tax base.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And a soldier from Roanoke writes home from Iraq saying he's been shot.


[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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In sports, Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden talks about his Seminoles under fire, Lee Suggs is still not in Browns camp, Bruce Smith talks about the Hokies,
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[VO-NAT]


and beware, there's a new sheriff in town on Mayberry night and the Avs hope to lock up Kinston.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


With the weather pattern staying the same, it's hard to find many dry days. But we will hunt for them anyway with the weekend outlook just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.

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[SOT 07:08 COVER W/ PLANT VIDEO]
[IN Q=It's just going to tear apart ]

((IT'S JUST GOING TO TEAR APART THE COMMUNITY.))
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=the community.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Henry County weighs the full impact of the Pillowtex Shutdown.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


While a company town wonders what comes next...
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.[Pillowtex]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-32 TC14:51]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The Henry County Supervisors made a formal request for state aid today.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


They also reassured residents who live near the Pillowtex plant that they will not lose water service or fire protection. [***PILLOWTEX IN MONITOR***]
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & JoeD/BAM;]


But tonight, Joe Dashiell reports the full impact of the plant closing is only now coming into focus.
Keith and Shannon, certainly the loss of a thousand jobs carries a huge personal cost.
[LIVE=JoeD /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]


But today we also learned the county will lose nearly two million dollars in revenue, and will have to make substantial budget cuts.
There's no doubt this closing will be felt far beyond the plant gate, and may rival larger lay-offs in its impact on the community.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Deonton Boardwine doesn't have to]
[SUPER=01-Denton Boardwine/Fieldale Business Owner; :09]
[SUPER=03-Fieldale; :20]
[SUPER=01-Wade Nelson/Fieldale Sanitary Board; :42]
[SUPER=01-Paula Burnette/Henry Co. Supervisor; 1:00]
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[OUT Q=next semester's college tuition.]


((Denton Boardwine doesn't have to read the headlines to know how this story unfolds.
He's already feeling the impact in his restaurant and grocery.
[SOT]
[IN Q=See I only lost 35 percent]

((SEE I ONLY LOST 35 PERCENT. THOSE FOLKS OVER THERE LOST 100 PERCENT. THEY HAVE NO JOBS. A MAN AND A WOMAN CAME IN HERE THE OTHER DAY. BOTH OF EM WORKED THERE. NOW THEY HAVE NO JOBS. THAT'S IT.))
[RUNS= :10]
[OUT Q=that's it.]


Fieldale is a company town. Pillowtex and Fieldcrest Cannon before it are woven into the fabric of this community.
Playing fields, and the public swimming pool, the community center and three classrooms that serve the school next door, all are owned by Pillowtex.
So too are the buiding that houses the volunteer fire department, and the water supply for 470 homes.
[SOT]
[IN Q=They will have water]

((THEY WILL HAVE WATER AND WE WILL HAVE A FIRE DEPARTMENT. THE BASIC SERVICES WILL BE THERE. IT WILL TAKE A FEW WEEKS TO WORK OUT ALL THE DETAILS, BUT IT WILL ALL BE KEPT IN PLACE ABSOLUTELY.))
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[OUT Q=kept in place absolutely.]


As county officials deal with the immediate problems, they also worry about the long- term fallout.
[SOT 06:48]
[IN Q=It's not the ]

((IT'S NOT THE TWO THOUSAND JOBS FROM TULTEX. IT'S NOT THE 23-HUNDRED FROM VANITY FAIR, BUT IT'S THE RIPPLE EFFECT. A LOT OF FAMILY MEMBERS WORKED THERE. ONE MANUFACTURING JOB SUPPORTING FOUR TO SIX SERVICE JOBS. PEOPLE WITHOUT FUNDS NOW FOR NEXT SEMESTER'S COLLEGE TUITION.))
[RUNS= :20]
[OUT Q=next semester's college tuition.] ))
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[LIVE= JoeD /FULL BAM]


County officials say they still hope to find a buyer for the plant.
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & JoeD /BAM;]


Keith and Shannon, they're working on a package of state and county incentives that will help them market the facility to other towel manufacturers.


[Burlington]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-23 TC1:10:53]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


A bankruptcy judge has approved a bid to buy Burlington Industries.
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[VO-NAT - :20+]
[SUPER=03-Glasgow/File Tape; ]

Financier Wilbur Ross announced at a press conference today that the judge approved the 614 million dollar deal. The deal still needs regulatory anti-trust approval, and Burlington's creditors have to approve its reorganization plans. The company says it expects the sale to be completed in October. There is no word yet on what will happen to the Burlington plants in Glasgow and Hurt.
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[Manivong]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=eki]
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[GRAPHIC=Iraq Casualties]


A Roanoke mother is waiting to hear from her wounded son in Iraq.
31 year old Kong Manivong e-mailed his family from Baghdad saying he had been shot.
Manivong is a member of the special forces.
There is no word on how badly he is hurt.
The family hopes to hear from him again soon.
Manivong played football at Patrick Henry High School and enlisted in the Army after graduation.
Four of the nine children in the Manivong family are in the military.


[Shrader]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
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[TAPE#=03-25 TC1:24:20]
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A former Lynchburg pastor is out of the priesthood following allegations of sexual misconduct.
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[VO-NAT]


Father Dwight Shrader was a vicar at Holy Cross in the late 1980s before being reassigned to a church in Virginia Beach.
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


He was placed on administrative leave in June after a complaint of sexual abuse.
Since then, four other alleged victims have come forward.
A diocese spokesman says the victims, four males and one female, are now young adults.
He says all of the alleged misconduct took place in the Virginia Beach area.
The allegations involve comments and some physical contact.
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[SOT :46:42]
[IN Q=A GREAT MAJORITY OF]

((FATHER PAT APUZZO/DIOCESE SPOKESMAN: A GREAT MAJORITY OF IT IS VERBAL KINDS OF INTERACTIONS. WHAT IT DOES NOT INVOLVE IS ANY ACTUAL INTERCOURSE. IT WASN'T THAT KIND OF THING. THAT'S WHY WE'RE CALLING IT MISCONDUCT.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Pat Apuzzo/Diocese Spokesman]
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[OUT Q=CALLING IT MISCONDUCT.]
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[VO-NAT]


Diocese officials say Shrader is now undergoing therapy.
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[MAOP]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-31 TC30:40]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]

The fate of some Affirmative Action programs at Virginia Tech is still in limbo.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The university's Minority Academic Opportunities Program wrapped up its summer intern program this week. MAOP (May-OPP) is one of five race-based programs at Tech now being examine by the attorney general's office to see if it meets the state's narrow-tailoring laws.
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[SOT 2300]
[IN Q=i think]

((PAT HYRE/ASSOC. PROVOST FOR ACADEMIC ADMIN.: I THINK THE SUPREME COURT DECISION, PARTICULARLY THE AFFIRMATION BY THE COURT THAT DIVERSITY IS A COMPELLING STATE INTEREST, THAT'S THE KIND OF LANGUAGE THAT THEY USE, REALLY MAKES IT EASIER FOR THESE KINDS OF PROGRAMS TO EXIST.))
[SUPER=01-Patricia Hyre/Assoc. Provost for Academic Admin.;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=to exist]
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[VO-NAT]

Hyre (Hi-ER) says Tech's board of visitors will review the programs later this month following the attorney general's review. The university has already eliminated or modified 16 of its race-based programs.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


A big wedding anniversary turns into a big donation for a neighborhood school.
That's still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus these pooches are behind bars, but they're not at the pound.
They're in a prison where inmates are training them for life on the outside.
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[Prison-Dogs]
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Some stray dogs that were headed to the death chamber are finding salvation in a Botetourt County prison.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Inmates are teaching the animals to become productive members of society.
Marya Jones has more.
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[IN Q=NATS: C'mon, Lola.]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :10]
[SUPER=01-Jerome Mabe/Inmate; :33 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Robert Brown/Inmate; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Connie Kniseley/Dog Trainer; 1:12]
[SUPER=01-J. D. Terry/Superintendent; 1:22 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=@Marya1; 1:28]
[SUPER=01-Joseph O'Connor/Inmate; 1:52]
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[OUT Q=MJN7, Botetourt Co.]
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[SOT 3:41]

((C'MON, LOLA. EASY, EASY. CHOMP. GOOD GIRL.)) [RUNS:03]
Meet Lola ... a mutt serving an 8-week sentence for undisclipined behavior.
Now meet her handler, Joseph O'Connor. A four-time offender, serving six years for robbery.
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[SOT 4:35]

((NATS: WHICH HAND? GOOD GIRL.)) [RUNS:02]
Lola got off doggie death row five weeks ago ... and found dog heaven in prison.
She's one of three "Pen Pals" at the Botetourt Correctional Unit.
The program matches unwanted dogs from shelters with inmates who train them, so they find good homes.
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[SOT 11:57]

((JEROME MABE/INMATE: THIS IS MY LITTLE GIRL. I TAKE CARE OF HER, I PROTECT HER, SPOIL HER ROTTEN. )) [RUNS:05]
Jermone Mabe says spending time with Princess makes his ten-year drug sentence pass a lot quicker.
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[SOT 12:46]

((JEROME MABE: MY OPINION, SHE'S HAD A ROUGH LIFE AND SHE JUST NEEDS LOVE AND CARE. )) [RUNS:06]
It's hard to say who gets the best end of the stick.
The dogs get spoiled ... but the inmates are learning skills they can apply outside these fences.
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[SOT 27:42]

((ROBERT BROWN/INMATE: I'M GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY, GIVING BACK TO MYSELF, AS WELL AS SAVING AN ANIMAL'S LIFE.)) [RUNS:05]
The professional trainer who helps them says they're doing a fine job of it.
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[SOT 29:37]

((CONNIE KNISELEY: THEY'RE VERY GOOD AND THEY HAVE A LOT MORE TIME THAN YOUR AVERAGE PERSON WITH YOUR AVERAGE DOG, SO THESE DOGS ARE COMING ALONG MUCH QUICKER. )) [RUNS:06]
Prison officials say it's not just the DOGS that are coming along.
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[SOT 25:14]

((J.D. TERRY/SUPERINTENDENT: IT SEEMS TO HAVE A CALMING EFFECT. THE INMATES SEEM TO BE MORE RESPECTFUL OF OTHERS.)) [RUNS:06]
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[SU 32:01] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: LOLA DOWN. ROLL OVER. C'MON. GOOD GIRL. INMATES SAY IF THEY CAN TEACH A DOG NEW TRICKS, THEN THEY CAN LEARN TO BREAK SOME OF THEIR OLD HABITS.)) [RUNS:12]
For a few more weeks, these dogs will bunk down with 88 inmates.
But their handlers know one day soon, they'll be going to a new home.
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[SOT 7:28]

((JOSEPH O'CONNOR/INMATE: I'LL MISS HER I'M SURE. I THINK EVERYBODY WILL MISS HER, THOUGH. 'CAUSE EVERYBODY IN THE DORM'S ATTACHED TO HER. )) [RUNS:04]
And if they can help these dogs start over, these inmates say maybe they can, too.
Marya Jones, News-7, Botetourt County.))


[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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A poor jobs market performance for July sent stocks sagging for the day and the week. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/79.83/9153.97/y/19.40/1715.62;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The Dow fell 80 points. Nasdaq dropped 19.
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[Bedford-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
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[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Bedford County authorities say a domestic dispute last night ended in gunfire and sent two people to the hospital.


Around 11:30, police say 28-year-old Sinclair Walker approached his ex-girlfriend's home on Forest View Circle and began firing from his 9-millimeter handgun.
The victim, 26-year-old Aleisa Sharpe, was shot five times.
She's been hospitalized in Roanoke.
Walker suffered minor injuries when he crashed his car, fleeing from police after the shooting.
He faces aggravated malicious wounding and firearms charges.


[College-Hill]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC1:44:28]
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Two weeks ago, Lynchburg councilman Ed Barksdale and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Because of that, a Hill City non-profit agency has reason to celebrate as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Instead of gifts, the Barksdales encouraged their family and friends to consider donating to one of their favorite charities.
Today the couple presented the College Hill Neighborhood School with a check for more than thirteen thousand dollars.
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[SOT 11:16:19]
[IN Q=That tells me]

((ED BARKSDALE/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: THAT TELLS ME THAT THE PEOPLE IN LYNCHBURG REALLY BELIEVE IN WHAT WE'RE DOING. WHAT WE'RE DOING I FEEL REALLY HAS A GOOD PURPOSE BECAUSE WE'RE TAKING THESE LITTLE CHILDREN AND WE'RE TEACHING THEM SELF-DISCIPLINE, SELF-RESPECT AND RESPECT FOR OTHERS.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Barksdale/Lynchburg Council Member]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=respect for others.]
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[VO-NAT]


College Hill also provides job training for mothers.
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[Sports tease]


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[WRITER=sma]
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Mayberry night is tonight at Salem Memorial, but the Avs won't be goofing off against Kinston tonight, Lee Suggs still isn't signed by the Browns
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[VO-NAT]


and words from Bobby Bowden and his embattled Florida State Seminoles.
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[S-Avs]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-155]
[GRAPHIC=Avs]


The Salem Avalanche is gearing up for Mayberry Night at the ole ballpark. But there won't be any funny business on the field. The Avs trail first place Kinston by two games in the standings, but will get a chance to gain some ground with 7 of their next 10 games against the Indians.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-John Massarelli/Avalanche Manager; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=the most important."]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :]


Salem's pitching staff has weathered the storm of some early season injuries and has become more consistent in recent weeks. Nine of the Avs hurlers have at least 40 strikeouts, much to the delight of pitching coach Stan Boroski.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Boroski/Avalanche Pitching Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=making some adjustments."]
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[VO-NAT]


Tonight's doubleheader is just underway. We'll have some highlights at eleven and hear from the Mayberry deputy.
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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm,]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP_158 1:33:11]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


Once again Florida State is picked to win the ACC football championship.
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[VO-NAT]

But the Seminoles have struggled more in the last few years than ever before in the conference. They were 70 and 2 in the ACC to start but have lost nine games in and out of the ACC over the last two seasons.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Bowden/Florida State Football Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=.....and i want more"]
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[VO-NAT]


And Bowden, who has always been outspoken, is down right tired of the bulls eye that is always on his chest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=....what's that like"]
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[S-Suggs]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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The Cleveland Browns agreed to five year contracts with their fifth and sixth round draft picks this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Berea, OH; :00]

But Lee Suggs is still not under contract. Sources say that Suggs and the Browns are not close to signing a contract. The former Virginia Tech star was Cleveland's fourth round pick, 142nd overall in the NFL draft. Six of the Browns seven picks are signed and Suggs, who did compete in many camp, is the last one.
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[S-Skins]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-158 5:47]
[GRAPHIC=Redskins]


The Washington Redskins roster includes a few Hokies, former Hokie corner Larry Austin and legendary Bruce Smith top the list.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ashburn; :00]


Smith has 195 career sacks. He is a shoe in for the Hall of Fame but his heart is always in Blacksburg and he has been following the Hokies this pre-season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Smith/Former Tech All-American; :00]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=....a plus for us"]
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[S-Brick]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-151 17:31]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR]


Winston Cup drivers roll into Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Bud Pole qualifying for the Brickyard 400 tomorrow morning at 11.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN; :00]


Ricky Rudd wants nothing more than to secure his 24th Cup victory at Indy where he took the checkered flag at the legendary track back in 1997, so does winning there mean more to him than victories at other tracks?
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ricky Rudd/1997 Brickyard 400 Winner; :00]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=..than most guys"]
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[Almanac]


[ANCHOR=Robin]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Alman2]
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With all the rain recently, it's been tough to do much star gazing. But Leo Hirsbrunner says keep an eye on this sky this month. He has our August almanac.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-John Goss/Roanoke Valley Astronimical Society; :43 ]
[SUPER=@leo1; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=meteorlogist Leo Hirsbrunner.]

[QUICK OUT!!!]

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[New-Magazine]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-21 TC1:20:17]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Women tired of reading about entertainment news and fashion will soon have a broader range of options at the magazine rack.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

The first issue of "RealWomen: Voices of the Blue Ridge" is in the final stages of production. The publication is the brainchild of Lu Sadler, a Roanoke marketing professional, and ShaLeigh (SHAY-lee) Comerford, a graduate student at Hollins University. Their mission is to "empower, encourage and connect women through awareness of self and community."
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[SOT 29:29-29:41]
[IN Q=Just after being in this area...]

((LU SADLER/REALWOMEN: JUST AFTER BEING IN THIS AREA FOR A COUPLE YEARS I WAS MEETING A LOT OF REALLY FASCINATING WOMEN WHO WERE DOING REALLY WONDERFUL THINGS WHO WERE NOT GETTING MUCH ATTENTION OR FOCUS.))
[SUPER=01-Lu Sadler/RealWomen;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=getting much attention or focus.]
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[VO-NAT :10]

The first issue will debut August eleventh. A subscription to the quarterly magazine runs 15-dollars but individual copies will be available for free at many local stores. (------------)