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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

The Terminator takes aim at an office in Sacramento. Arnold Schwarzenegger talks about his political plans. Galax's Old Fiddler's Convention is hanging on by much more than a string. And, changing tunes in the car can be hazardous to your health.
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[ANCHOR=Shan]


News 7 is next.


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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[SOT - Newspath server "Shwarzenegger on Leno" 1:23-1:31]
[IN Q=He is failing them terribly.]

((HE IS FAILING THEM TERRIBLY. AND THIS IS WHY HE NEEDS TO BE RECALLED. AND THIS IS WHY I'M GOING TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA.))
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[OUT Q=Governor of the state of California.]
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[VO-NAT :06]

Arnold Schwarzenegger criticizes Gray Davis as he muscles in on the race to lead the Golden State.
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[ANCHOR=Shanon]
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[Arnold-Governor]


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[WRITER=syo]
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He can pull in millions of dollars at the box office in a weekend. Can Arnold Schwarzenegger do the same for California? As Manuel Gallegus reports, the movie star is the latest to enter the race for Governor.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - NBC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Arnold Schwarzenegger/Candidate for CA Governor; :11]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Dianne Feinstein/(D) California; :44]
[SUPER=01-Arianna Huffington/Candidate for CA Governor; 1:06]
[SUPER=@Gallegus1; 1:26]
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[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES]

(( IN KEEPING WITH THE SPECTACLE THAT CALIFORNIAS RECALL ELECTION HAS BECOME ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER CHOSE THE JAY LENO SHOW TO ANNOUNCE HE WANTS TO BE GOVERNOR.
-SOT- ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR

the man who has failed the people more than anyone is gray davis-and this is why Im going to run for governor of the state of California! SCHWARZENNEGER SAYS CALIFORNIAS GOVERNMENT NEEDS AN OVERHAUL.
-SOT-ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

we just see things declining and declining and declining. the biggest problem that we have is that California is being run now by special interests.
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OFFICIALLY NOT IN THE RACE, VETERAN CALIFORNIA POLITICIAN AND SENATOR DIANNE FEINSTEIN. FEINSTEIN BELIEVES GOVERNOR DAVIS WILL PREVAIL.
-SOT-DIANNE FEINSTEIN, (D) CALIFORNIA SENATOR

I believe that the people of California will see the frivolity of the recall with dozens of possible candidates, and the way its structured, and the seriousness of problems in the state, the will vote not to recall. TALK SHOW HOST ARRIANA HUFFINGTON HAS JUMPED IN AS WELL AS AN INDEPENDENT.
-SOT-ARIANNA HUFFINGTON, RUNNING AS INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE

If we keep electing the same kind of politicians who got us in the same kind mess funded by the same kinds of special interests well never get out of this mess. AND ALSO ANNOUNCING ACTOR GARY COLEMAN BUT ITS HOLLYWOODS TERMINATOR WHO MAY INSTANTLY TAKE THE PLACE AS CALIFORNIAS LEADING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE.
-NAT SOT-

-STAND-UP- AT LAST CHECK 356 PEOPLE HAD TAKEN-OUT PAPERS TO RUN. THE DEADLINE IS SATURDAY. AND IN THE END CALIFORNIAS BALLOT MAY HAVE DOZENS OF NAMES. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))


[Springer]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]


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[SUPER=03-Columbus, OH; ]


While Arnold is running, talk show host Jerry Springer is not. The one-tiem Mayor of Cincinnati today passed up the chance to represent Ohio in the U-S Senate.
He says he can't get his message out -- and win as a Democrat -- unless he quits his controversial talk show and that that won't happen anytime soon. Before taking up talk shows Springer served as Mayor of Cincinnati for three years.
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[Festivals]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-23 TC1:21:22]
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Roanoke's Fiddlefest will be back next year, but with some changes.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Month;]
[TAPE#=03-24 12:51]

Organizers say attendance was low but that they're already looking at ways to make it more appealing next year. Ideas include making the festival shorter, lowering ticket prices and using fewer venues. Fiddlefest lost a substantial amount of money its first time out and officials say individuals have taken out loans to cover costs.
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[SOT 00:23:22]
[IN Q=they see]

((MIKE CONNOR/FIDDLEFEST ORGANIZER; THEY SEE THE POTENTIAL FOR WHAT THIS FESTIVAL CAN BE AND THEY BELIEVE IN IT ENOUGH THAT WHATEVER DIFFERENCES WHATEVER LOSSES WE MAY HAVE OCCURRED THEY'VE STEPPED UP AND TAKEN CARE OF THAT, EVERYONE GETS PAID, EVERYONE HAS A SMILE ON THEIR FACE AND WE DO IT AGAIN NEXT YEAR.))
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[OUT Q=AGAIN NEXT YEAR.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May ;]

[FILE @ 03-18 TC 1:02:04] Festival in the Park is also seeing red after seeing lots of rain. Organizers say wet weather hurt ticket and concessions sales. The event lost 50-thousand dollars. Officials say they will have to tighten their belt and be creative to make up for the loss.
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[Galax-Fiddle]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-25 TC1:31:17]
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After 68-years the Old Fiddlers Convention is still going strong. The Galax event got underway Monday. As Teresa Hamilton reports-- this year might just be the best yet.
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[IN Q=Nat sound of music....]
[SUPER=03-Galax; :00]
[SUPER=01-Houston Bowman/Musician; :20]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Boone/Musician; :33]
[SUPER=01-John Goodman/Musician; :53]
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They come from all over--- folks of all ages to enjoy the sweet sound of traditional string music and company of other

musicians.
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(( NAT SOUND OF MUSIC. )) [RUN05]
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(( I LOVE BLUEGRASS MUSIC AND THEY PLAY A LOT OF IT UP HERE... SETTING OF IT AND EVERYTHING, GOOD MOUNTAIN AIR UP HERE. )) [RUNS10]
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Houston Bowman and his friends from the Salem area have been playing music together for years-- and particularly enjoy getting together in Galax.
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[IN Q= I THINK IT TAKES YOU ]

((CHUCK BOONE/MUSICIAN: I THINK IT TAKES YOU BACK TO YOUR ROOTS YOU KNOW, WITH ALL THE HIGH TECHNOLOGY AND ALL I THINK EVERYONE IS KIND OF HOMESICK FOR A SIMPLER TIME AND THAT'S WHAT THIS MUSIC IS ALL ABOUT. )) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q= IS ALL ABOUT. ]

John Goodman couldn't agree more. He's been playing harmonica since he was ten years old.
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[in q= My dad ]

(( JOHN GOODMAN/MUSICIAN: MY DAD PLAYED ONE AND DAD SAID, LEARN TO PLAY ONE SONG... AND I KNOW A FEW OF THEM NOW. )) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q= OF THEM NOW.]


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(( TERESA HAMILTON: THIS IS THE 68TH YEAR FOR THE EVENT AND ORGANIZERS SAY SO FAR THEY'RE MORE THAN SATISFIED WITH THIS YEAR'S TURN OUT. )) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q= THIS YEAR'S TURNOUT. ]

The fiddlers convention is sponsored by the Galax Moose Lodge-- Officials with the organization say last year's turnout was the best on record... but suspect this year's gathering could be the largest yet when the convention wraps up Saturday night. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Galax. ))


[Harris]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=jda]
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Roanoke School Superintendent Wayne Harris says he accepts responsibility for errors in the reporting of violence and discipline.
Today, he also revealed plans he hopes will enhance security and restore confidence in city schools.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Harris said a barrage of negative publicity has overshadowed many accomplishments.
In his state of the schools address, he defended the school system's response to recent controversies, but Harris also took responsibility for inaccurate reports that were sent to the state.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=There is no excuse for this]

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS AND AS THE LEADER OF ROANOKE CITY, I AM ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ERRORS THAT WERE MADE.)) ((BEV FITZPATRICK/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: THE FACT THAT THEY HAVE CLEARLY BEEN WILLING TO ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR SOME OF THE THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED AND HAVE SAID WE'RE GOING TO FIX IT, WE'RE GOING TO MAKE IT RIGHT AND WE'RE GOING TO REESTABLISH TRUST WITH THE COMMUNITY IS VERY SIGNIFICANT.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke City School Superintendent; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bev Fitzpatrick/Roanoke City Council; :12]
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[OUT Q=is very significant.]
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[VO-NAT]


Harris also reported progress on the Standards of Learning. Five more schools have earned full accreditation. That's in addition to eleven schools that were accredited last year.
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[Hidden-Valley]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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It's been debated for months and it now appears the Roanoke County School Board is ready to vote.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


At issue is whether there should be lighted athletic fields at Hidden Valley High School.
Some nearby residents have concerns about traffic, noise, and loitering late at night.
The school system has come up with eight restrictions including limiting the use of the field to just Hidden Valley's soccer team, and making sure the lights are off no later than nine o'clock.
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[SOT 49:58]
[IN Q=The biggest concession]

((MIKE STOVALL/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: THE BIGGEST CONCESSION IS THAT WE AS A BOARD HAVE AGREED NOT TO BIND FUTURE BOARD'S BUT WE WILL NOT PUT A FOOTBALL STADIUM ON THE PROPERTY AT HIDDEN VALLEY. AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH THAT STATEMENT WE'VE DECIDED AS A BOARD NOT TO PUT A FOOTBALL STADIUM IN.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Stovall/School Board Member;]
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[OUT Q=football stadium in]
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[VO-NAT]


Some will have trouble believing that statement because they feel the school board broke an earlier promise not to light the fields.
The board is expected to vote on the issue at its meeting next Wednesday.
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[Pitts-Power]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-22 1:30:27]
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Another powerful issue is moving forward in Southside.
The state has given approval to a proposed power plant in Pittsylvania County but the project may never see the light of day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dry Fork/File Tape]


The State Corporation Commission has approved the White Oak Energy Center, a 680-megawatt gas- fired power plant Florida Power and Light wants to build in Dry Fork.
But F-P-L put the project on hold earlier this year because of a lack of need for natural gas.
A company spokesperson said today the plant will be built only if a customer is found.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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It's the toughest in the nation, but one Virginia law's days may be numbered.
Why many say they won't be upset to lose that distinction when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus cell-phones aren't the only distraction for many drivers.
A new study shows they're paying attention to eating, grooming, even reading.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[OUT Q=THE BIG 7."]

((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office as UVa opens practice this afternoon. Steve Mason checks in from Charlottesville, plus there's a new boss at A&M, and new way of doing business for this pro athlete, and a recurring problem in Jacksonville - where the third Jag of the week - felt the heat. Plus - William Byrd in the preseason - tonight on the Big 7.))


[Distracted-Drivers]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Cell phones are often blamed for being the biggest driver distraction, but new research says otherwise.
As Julie Vallese reports, phones aren't the only things fragmenting attention behind the wheel.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Robert Darbelnet/AAA President and CEO; :26]
[SUPER=01-Jane Darnell/AAA Study Participant; :53]
[SUPER=01-Julie Vallese/Reporting; 1:21]
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[OUT Q=I'm Julie Vallese ]

((ASK AMERICAN'S TO ANSWER THE CHARGE OF DISTRACTED DRIVING AND THIS IS HOW THEY'LL PLEA:
(NAT FULL - MOS's)

Guilty. Probably guilty. Sometimes guilty. Guilty. --TRACK-- ASK THEM WHAT DISTRACTS THEM AND THIS IS WHAT THEY SAY:
(NAT FULL - MOS's)

Eating. Everybody else. Changing the cd's. I talk on the cell phone to much. --TRACK-- TRIPLE A CONDUCTED A STUDY WHERE CAMERAS WERE MOUNTED IN CARS. THE DRIVERS KNEW THEY WERE PART OF A STUDY BUT WEREN'T TOLD THE FOCUS.
--SOT--

Virtually 97% of the people engage at one point or another in the course of the study in some activity for some period of time that is a source of distraction. --TRACK-- THE BIGGEST DISTRACTION WAS CONVERSING WITH A PASSENGER, FOLLOWED BY EATING, REACHING, SMOKING AND PLAYING WITH THE RADIO. JANE DARNELL WAS A PARTICIPANT IN THE STUDY. NOT ONLY DID SHE EAT WHILE DRIVING - SHE READ AND PUT ON MAKEUP.
--SOT--

I have an excellent driving record and I haven't gotten into any accident. And that's quite surprising looking at the video. --TRACK-- While the cell phone is most often referred to as the leading distraction in cars - triple A found about 40% of participants were caught reading or writing, while only 33% talked on a cell phone.
--SOT--

It is virtually impossible to find a someone who isn't at some point distracted in the course of driving. --TRACK-- When asked some people say they are... --MOS-- Innocent. --TRACK-- BUT THEN HE KNEW HE WAS GUILTY OF SOMETHING ELSE. On Camera Tag: While driving manuals nationwide address the importance of seatbelts only 6 states discuss the dangers of distracted driving. Triple AAA has written model language they hope all states will adopt and safety groups have introduced new crash reporting systems to determine if distracted driving contributes to crashes. In Washington I'm Julie Vallese ))


[Kobe]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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Kobe Bryant will be back in court in two months.
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[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-Eagle, CO;]

A judge in Eagle, Colorado today set a preliminary hearing for the NBA star for October 9th. After less than 10-minutes in court the LA Laker left the courthouse to cries of "Kobe is innocent. As he climbed into his SUV the crowd cheered.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's really sad...]

((CAROL PEREA/EAGLE RESIDENT: IT'S REALLY SAD TO SEE HIM. IT'S NOT RIGHT. )) ((VINCENT CISNERO/KOBE FAN: I JUST CAME TO SHOW MY SUPPORT AND HOPE TO GOD THAT HE'S INNOCENT.))
[SUPER=01-Carol Perea/Eagle Resident; :00]
[SUPER=01-Vincent Cisenero/Kobe Fan; :08]
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[OUT Q=hope to God that he's innocent.]
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[VO-NAT :17]

The judge is warning involved parties not to talk about the case to the media. He said he's also appointing a special investigator to look into leaks from the sheriff's office. Bryant is accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year old old woman at a Colorado resort.
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[21-day-rule]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC1:52:27]
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A Virginia state panel is trying to make it easier for wrongly convicted people to prove their innocence.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The group of lawmakers and judges today recommended that the state abolish its 21-day-rule.
The panel wants to eliminate All LIMITS on the amount of time a wrongfully convicted person has to present evidence of their innocence.
Some say the state is not doing enough to keep innocent people from landing in jail in the first place.
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[SOT 09:54:49]
[IN Q=WE HAVE A LONG WAYS]

((STEVEN BENJAMIN/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: WE HAVE A LONG WAYS TO GO YET. UNFORTUNATELY IN THIS STATE IF A PERSON IS ACCUSED OF A CRIME THEY ARE NOT ENTITLED TO KNOW THE EVIDENCE AGAINST THEM PRIOR TO TRIAL AND THEY WILL BE REPRESENTED BY A COURT-APPOINTED LAWYER WHO IS THE LOWEST PAID IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY.))
[SUPER=01-Steven Benjamin/Defense Attorney]
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[OUT Q=PAID IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY.]
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[VO-NAT]


The General Assembly is expected to vote on the panel's recommendation next year.
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[Liberia]


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[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jen]
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A small team of U-S troops is in Liberia tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Monrovia, Liberia]


A helicopter carrying a team of six to ten marines arrived at the American Embassy earlier today.
The group is expected to provide logistical support to about 200 Nigerian peace-keeping troops who arrived in the country Monday.
The U-S-S Iwo Jima and several other American ships have moved into the region.
White House officials say the team in Liberia could grow in coming days, but no definite decisions have been made in regards to deploying more troops.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Some horse owners fear rustlers may be to blame for their missing animals.
It's not the wild west, it happened right here in Southwest Virginia.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus horses enter the world of cloning.
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[Commercial]


[Cloned-Horse]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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[WRITER=syo]
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Imagine pitting a horse against its clone in the Kentucky Derby.
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[VO-NAT :27]
[SUPER=03-Cremona, Italy;]

The idea isn't so far fetched now that scientists in Italy have announced the world's first cloned horse is alive and more than well... The 2-month old is said to weigh 220-pounds and be in excellent health. The foal's mother is also the source of her DNA making the two identical twins. Details are described in tomorrow's issue of the journal ''Nature.'' So far, horses, mules, sheep, cows, pigs, cats and rodents have been cloned -- but no primates.
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[Stolen-Horses]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-20 TC1:58:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Horse thieves in Craig County? If the story's true, the theft of two Painted Horses over the weekend is one of 40-thousand such incidents across the country.
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[V/O-NAT SOT]

Don LeSoine has had these Pintos only since mid-May. Friday night they disappeared. LeSoine thinks they were stolen. So he and his wife, Sue, got on the Internet and reported the theft to Stolen Horse International. Hawley and her foal were listed on the website, NetPosse-dot-com, as stolen horses.
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[SOT 16:40:35]
[IN Q=We finally got]

((SUE LESOINE: WE FINALLY GOT A PHONE CALL FROM A NEIGHBOR THAT THEY'RE IN HER BACK YARD. SOMEHOW THEY JUST SHOWED UP. Keith Humphry/NEWS-7: And you have no way of knowing whether any or all of this stuff really made a difference? I BELIEVE IT DID MAKE A DIFFERENCE. I BELIEVE THE FACT THAT WORD GOT OUT THAT THESE HORSES WERE MISSING WAS WHY THEY WERE RETURNED. DON LESOINE: AND THEY JUST SHOWED UP AGAIN IN THE SAME PLACE WHERE I JUST GOT DONE WALKING WHICH MAKES ME SUSPICIOUS. I HOPE I'M WRONG, BUT THEY'RE BACK. THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING.))
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[SUPER=02-Don LeSoine; :19]
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[V/O-NAT SOT]

Don LeSoine says he'd become attached to Hawley and her as-yet un-named filly.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=extra & SP-151]
[GRAPHIC=none]

UVa opens football practice along with others. The heat and rain are causing problems for teams throughout the land, and William Byrd does the Friday Football Extra honors tonight. But first your Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/ESPN; :00]

The White Sox moved to within a game of the Royals this afternoon. KC's Carlos Beltran ripped a three run homer in the ninth off reliever Tom Gordon to cut the Sox lead to 4-to-3. But Chicago wins it, and KC also finds out right fielder Michael Tucker from Longwood is out two months with a broken leg. Now the scores.
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[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-157 7:29]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]


The Virginia Cavaliers began football practice today. The Wahoos are coming off a 9 and 5 season and a Tire Bowl championship and Steve Mason says excitement is in the air in Charlottesville.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/Third Season as UVa Head Coach; :16]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :26]
[SUPER=01-Matt Schaub/2003 Heisman Trophy Candidate; :44]
[SUPER=01-Wali Lundy/1,261 All Purpose Yards in 2002; 1:02]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=......News 7 sports"]
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=TECH]

Tech's players arrived on campus today and the Hokies will go through their first practice tomorrow afternoon.

[S-A&M]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-154 1020TC]
[GRAPHIC=TEXAS A & M]


The Hokies opponent on Thursday night September 18th in Blacksburg - Texas A & M opened practice this afternoon
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-College Station, TX; :00]

in a very hot College Station, Texas under the watchful eye of new head coach Dennis Franchione. The early afternoon workout last more than two and half hours as the new coach apparently was trying to find out who was mentally and physically tough on opening day. New NCAA rules permit one workout per day for the first five days of practice.
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[S-Andre]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-156 1159TC]
[GRAPHIC=KOBE]


Earlier in the newscast we saw Kobe in court for the first time and while his guilt or innocence is yet to be determined, his admission of adultery is nothing new for pro athletes. Most believe they can do as they please instead.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Berea, OH; :00]

But there are exceptions to the rule, and perhaps no professional sports star is a better role model these days than Andre Davis. The former Hokie, who was an impact player as a rookie for the Browns last season, is recently married and hopes to impact others with the way he carries himself off the field as well as when he's on it.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Andre Davis/8 Touchdowns Last Season; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=...TIME TO GET MARRIED."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

Andre's new wife Jeanelle, is still in classes at the Vet school at Tech. But Andre is staying true and keeping it real with many of his Cleveland teammates.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE...]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=...THIS WHOLE YEAR."]
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[ANCHOR=mike]
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Davis won numerous academic and athletic honors while in Blacksburg, and also stuck to his beliefs and turned down the invitation to appear in Playboy Magazine as a preseason all-american.


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The Dallas Cowboys signed former Hokie Gennaro DiNapoli today to a one year contract. The five year NFL veteran center passed his physical and practiced this afternoon. DiNapoli got a $150,000 signing bonus to go along with his $530,000 base salary. He could also receive bonus money through incentives and make as much as one million by season's end.


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The Jacksonville Jaguars had their third heat-related injury of the preseason when wide receiver Donald Hayes dropped to a knee at the end of practice today. Hayes never lost consciousness but was rushed to nearby Baptist hospital with heat stroke symptoms. At the time, the temperature was just 82 degrees.
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The afternoon rains have been hampering preseason workouts for high school football, but tonight we are in Vinton
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where the William Byrd Terriers open practice excited about this season for several reasons. Byrd finished 6 and 4 last season and the team returns 16 starters, eight on offense and eight on defense.
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Three positions will be played by returning first team all district athletes. Leading the way are quarterback Jeff Highfill and Aaron Connor. The tandem were one-two in rushing for the Terriers last season, producing nearly 16 hundred yards on the ground between them.
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