[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Shannon]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=SYO]
[TAPE#]
[GRAPHIC=]


Coming up on News 7-
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

California's political landscape is changing by the day. Could Virginia's leadership see the same fate? Plus, one group says recent rain is just a drop in the bucket compared to what's needed to avoid a drought. And these ships appeared from under the waves, not over the horizon.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Shannon]

News 7 is next.


[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Candidates for California Governor are dropping out of the race as quickly as they're entering it.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

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


[CA-Recall]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=CA Recall]


Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan is the latest to call off his campaign, throwing his support behind actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Manuel Gallegus has more on a playing field shakier than the San Andreas fault.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="Arnold! Arnold!" Reveling in the star-power...]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Arnold Schwarzenegger/(R) Candidate for Governor; :12]
[SUPER=01-Cruz Bustamante/(D) Candidate for Governor; :30]
[SUPER=01-Governor Gray Davis/(D) California; :43]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Darrell Issa/(R) California; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=STD]

((REVELING IN THE STAR-POWER THAT COULD HELP LAUNCH A POLITICAL CAREER ...ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER TOOK OUT PAPERS TO JOIN THE GROWING CAST OF CANDIDATES LOOKING TO UNSEAT GOVERNOR GRAY DAVIS.
-SOT-ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, (R)CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR

This is the next step in running for Governor of California, and to bring the government back to the people. AND DAVIS S OWN LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR CRUZ BUSTMANTE BECAME THE FIRST DEMOCRAT TO RUN AGAINST HIM. HIS MESSAGE, DON T DUMP DAVIS, BUT IF YOU DO, VOTE FOR ME.
-SOT-CRUZ BUSTAMANTE, (D)CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR

we decided the alternative we have to have is a serious candidate as a democrat on the ballot. NO STRANGER TO POLITICAL FIGHTS...GOVERNOR DAVIS DOWNPLAYED THE RECALL...AND LAUGHED OFF THE CRUSH OF CANDIDATES LOOKING TO TAKE TAKE HIS JOB.
SOT - GOVERNOR GRAY DAVIS/(D) CALIFORNIA

Ive said all along, the terminator may be back, he may not be...the people will make that choice.
-NAT SOT-Issa chocking up

AND PERHAPS THE BIGGEST SURPRISE OF THEM ALL AN EMOTIONAL CONGRESSMAN DARRELL ISSA PULLED OUT OF THE RACE. HE WAS THE ONE WHO STARTED IT ALL -SPENDING AN ESTIMATED 1.7 MILLION DOLLARS TO FUND THE RECALL.
-SOT- U.S. REP. DARRELL ISSA, (R)CALIFORNIA "I made a commitment to get this recall qualified and to wait til I was su

re there were candidates who shared my vision." ISSA SAID IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH SCHWARZENEGGER-BUT IT COULD BE THAT ARNOLD S POPULARITY AND MONEY MACHINE MADE ISSA THE FIRST CANDIDATE TO BE TERMINATED. -STAND-UP- WHAT HAPPENS NOW IS A SIX WEEK WHIRLWIND CAMPAIGN. WITH AN ARRAY OF CHARACTERS AND A LOT OF IT FOUGHT ON TV. MANUEL GALLEGUS CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))


[Warner-React]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-25 TC-1:33:04]
[GRAPHIC=California Recall]


The recall election in California is putting the heat on Governor Gray Davis.
So is that making Virginia's governor sweat?
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


Davis and Governor Mark Warner are both Democrats.
And both oversee states with major budget problems.
But there is a difference.
Virginia does not ALLOW voters to recall governors.
Warner says that is a good thing.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:05:30]
[IN Q=I DON'T KNOW WHETHER RECALL]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I DON'T KNOW WHETHER RECALL EFFORTS NINE OR TEN MONTHS AFTER AN ELECTION WAS JUST HELD, I'M NOT SURE THAT'S THE KIND OF APPROACH TO TAKE IN VIRGINIA. I'M NOT SURE THEY HAVE THAT APPROACH ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE COUNTRY. I THINK PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING IN CALIFORNIA POLITICS IS SOMETIMES A LITTLE BIZARRE FOR FOLKS WHO DON'T LIVE IN CALIFORNIA.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=WHO DON'T LIVE IN CALIFORNIA.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


LOCAL officials may not be so fortunate.
A few JURISDICTIONS in the state DO permit recalls.
(------------)


[4H]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-31 TC-41:08]
[GRAPHIC=4H]


ANOTHER counselor is charged with abusing kids at Smith Mountain Lake's 4-H Camp.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :24 + pad]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File;]


THIS one is from a Rockingham County 4-H group that camped there the week of June 17th.
Franklin County Sheriff Quint Overton says 18-year-old William Hayes Smith is charged with assault and battery on two 10-year-old campers and one 9-year-old. All were from Rockingham County.
The campers told investigators Smith put them in headlocks, bent their fingers backward and hung one of them upside down by the ankles.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=none]


This latest arrest is unrelated to charges against volunteer counselors from Bedford County who camped there two weeks later and allegedly staged fights between kids.

[Internet-Porn]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-24 TC-1:20:58]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The arrest of three Virginia men suspected of using the Internet to solicit juveniles for sex has Bedford County authorities worried that on-line criminals are getting too technologically advanced.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


One of the suspects.. 29-year-old Evan Scott Leisersohm (LEE-sir-sohm) of Springfield.. allegedly was communicating with undercover cops using a cellphone with Internet access.
Police didn't realize it until he gave his location.. about a half mile away from where they were set up.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:51:45]
[IN Q=Conceivably they]

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: CONCEIVABLY THEY COULD BE SITTING AT THE SCENE WHERE THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO MEET AND IF THEYRE COMMUNICATING WITH THE UNDERCOVER OFFICERS AND THE UNDERCOVER OFFICERS ARE NOT AWARE THAT THIS POTENTIAL EXISTS THEN CERTAINLY THEY COULD GIVE AWAY THEIR HAND FAIRLY EARLY ON IN THE GAME.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=early on in the game.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Brown says this is the first time a suspect has used a portable Internet device to contact them.
The 13-year-old girl Leisersohm thought he was talking to was actually an undercover investigator.
(------------)


[Clower]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-21 TC-1:28:41]
[GRAPHIC=Clower]


Former Henry County administrator Sid Clower will be released from prison next month ... but he may not have heard the last from investigators.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.;]


The Virginia Department of Corrections says he'll leave the Rustburg Correctional Unit September second for an appearance in FEDERAL court. His name is not on the court calendar, yet.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./2002]


Federal investigators have been looking into Clower's embezzlement of more than 800-thousand dollars in county money.
He could still be indicted for failure to pay taxes on it.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Clower has spent just over one year in prison, since pleading guilty to embezzlement last June.
Once he's released, he's supposed to spend 90 days in a Chatham halfway house, followed by 20 years of supervised probation.


[Henry-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-22 TC-1:32:59]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Henry County School system is factoring in the loss of Pillowtex.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

Today the school board made more than four hundred thousand dollars in cuts to make up for lost revenue to the county.

This is on top of one and half million dollars in cuts that were already made. The lastest include reducing field trip spending, the amount of rental classroom space and making changes in personnel.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:12:08 // 00:15:43]
[IN Q=WE WERE]

((SHARON DODSON/HENRY CO. SUPERINTENDENT;WE WERE ABLE TO GENERATE SOME SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS BY NOT FILLING POSITIONS AND DOING TRANSFERS.)) ((J. KELLY CECIL/HENRY CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER; YOU CAN'T KEEP CUTTING WITHOUT COMPROMISING BUT WE'RE STILL GOING TO SOL ACCREDITED AND OUR STUDENTS ARE STILL GOING TO GET A GREAT EDUCATION IN HENRY COUNTY.))
[SUPER=01-Sharon Dodson/Henry Co. School Superintendent; :02]
[SUPER=01-J. Kelly Cecil/Henry Co. School Board Member; :10]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=IN HENRY COUNTY]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Officials say the latest round of cuts will not affect the county's school consolidation plan.
(------------)


[KBToys]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-20 TC-1:59:47]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]

One company in Southside is hoping to spread some Christmas cheer.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./December 2002]


K-B Toys plans to immediately hire 75 seasonal customer service specialists to answer phone calls and e-mail during the holiday shopping season.
The company will hold a job fair this Saturday from nine until two at its distribution center on Route 29 in Blairs.


K-B toys also plans to hire an additional 13-hundred holiday workers in September.
(------------)


[Strickland]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-27 TC-57:50]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Executive Director of the Virginia Museum of Transportation is hitting the road.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


After twelve years on the job, Kay Strickland is leaving her post to take a position at Hollins University.
During her tenure, the museum quadrupled in size and now owns its facility and property along Norfolk Avenue.
Strickland also oversaw 2 million dollars worth of capital improvements.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:34]
[IN Q=We've done a lot]

((KAY STRICKLAND/MUSEUM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: THIS IS A WONDERFUL FACILITY AND I'VE BEEN HERE FOR AWHILE AND WE'VE DONE A LOT HERE. I THINK THE MUSEUM IS POSITIONED WELL, IT'S FUTURE IS VERY PROMISING. I'M VERY EXCITED FOR THE MUSEUM BUT I THINK A NEW OPPORTUNITY PRESENTED ITSELF AND IT WAS TIME TO MOVE ON.))
[SUPER=01-Kay Strickland/Museum Executive Director; :09]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=TIME TO MOVE ON]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The museum's Board of Directors will soon launch a search for a new Executive Director.
Strickland's last day will be August 15th and then the museum staff will take over day to day operations.
(------------)

[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]

Still ahead on the newscast, one Houston zoo isn't monkeying around when it says it will let some primates roam free...
(--------------)
[VO-NAT]

and telemarketing firms say the national "Do Not Call" list will mean millions of employees looking for a new calling.


(-------------)


[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=in sports."]

((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells back in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the Hokies get down to business on the first day of preseason practice. The Friday Football Extra cameras focus on the Salem Spartans, and the Martinsville Speedway gets some green for its spring races. Plus, Mike Piazza makes a rehab start in Norfolk, and this former PH Patriot is headed to the Low Country. We'll explain in sports.))

[Blacksburg-School]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC-12:20]
[GRAPHIC=none]

When the only Catholic school in the New River Valley announced it was closing its doors, a group of parents decided to open some new ones.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The Catholic Diocese says it closing Saint Mary's Elementary School in Blacksburg because of low-enrollment. Saint Mary's Church began offering K-through-five classes in 1998 and was the only Catholic school in that area. Now, some parents are working to start-up a new school.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1815]
[IN Q=rather than]

((JULIA WHARTON/FORMER ST. MARY'S P.T.O PRESIDENT: RATHER THAN FOCUSING ON BEING DISAPPOINTED UPSET ANGRY WE JUST CHANNELED ALL OF OUR ENERGY INTO WHAT ARE WE DOING NEXT.))
[SUPER=01-Julia Wharton/Former St. Mary's P.T.O President;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=we doing next]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Wharton says they hope to open the new school inside the old Blacksburg Middle School. It will be called Saint John Neumann Academy, after the founding father of Catholic education. Classes are scheduled to begin September third.
(------------)


[Short-Bridge]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-30 TC-1:18:03]
[GRAPHIC=Jennifer Short]


The bridge where the remains of Jennifer Short were found may soon be a memorial.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham Co., NC/July 22;]


Jennifer's relatives want the bridge near Stoneville, North Carolina, to be named in her honor.
The Rockingham County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution supporting the idea Tuesday.
It still has to be approved by the state highway department, which could take several months.
Jennifer was snatched from her home on August 15th last year. Her parents were found murdered.
Almost a month later, her remains turned up in a creek bed by the Grogan Road bridge.
(------------)


[Water-Study]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=eki]
[TAPE#=03-32 TC-20:50]
[GRAPHIC=none]


In order to avoid future droughts, a new report says the Roanoke Valley must expand its water supply.
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :13]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Commission believes the water deficit could be as high as 10 millions gallons a day within the next twenty years.
One official believes it's time to start preparing for the future.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:22:52- 16:23:06]
[IN Q=Water is going to be]

((PAM KENEL/BLACK & VEATCH PROJECT MANAGER: WATER IS GOING TO BE CRITICAL NOT JUST OUT IN THE DEVELOPING AREAS BUT ITS DEFINITELY JUST AS CRITICAL IN THE METROPOLITAN AREAS OF ROANOKE PARTICULARLY BECAUSE OF WHAT WE OBSERVES FROM THE RECENT DROUGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Pam Kenel/Black & Veatch Project Manager]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=from the recent drought.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :14+]


The report offers various solutions to the water problem.
One option is connecting Carvins Cove and the Spring Hollow Reservoir to increase water supplies.
The projected cost could be more than 100 million dollars.
(------------)


[Telemarketers]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Federal Trade Commission started the Do Not Call List back in June. Since then, more than 30 MILLION Americans have signed up. Now telemarketers are suing, saying the list will cost them 50 BILLION dollars in business, and more than 2 and a half million jobs. Ken Boddie (body) has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem, OR; :00]
[SUPER=01-Paul Mastenbroek/Fairfield Resorts, Inc.; :22]
[SUPER=01-Janet Taylor/Mayor of Salem, OR; :51]
[SUPER=01-Ken Boddie/Reporting; 1:26]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=STD]

((FOR MANY COMPANIES, IT'S THE BEST WAY TO TRY TO SELL YOU SOMETHING. CALL YOU AT HOME ON THE TELEPHONE. BUT, WHEN PRESIDENT BUSH ANNOUNCED THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION'S NO -CALL REGISTRY, MILLIONS SIGNED ON. IN SALEM, THAT MEANS THE CALL CENTER FOR FAIRFIELD RESORTS INCORPORATED IS CLOSING. TAKING 200 JOBS WITH IT.
("There's less people to call, therefore our output capacity within the company's three major call centers has diminish

ed, ")
("We're the smallest and newest call center, so we are unfortunately the ones to take the first blow with that")

FAIRFIELD RESORTS, BASED IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA, SELLS VACATION TIME SHARES AT 60 RESORT PROPERTIES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. THE CLOSURE OF THE CALL CENTER IN SALEM , AFTER JUST 15 MONTHS, IS FRONT PAGE NEWS, 200 JOBS LOST IN A CITY WITH 8-PERCENT UNEMPLOYMENT, IS SIGNIFICANT.
("I know that no one likes to be called at home at dinnertime, but there are consequences for every law or regulation t

hat goes into effect, and I'm just sorry that these residents of our city are going to be the victims") FAIRFIELD PLANS TO GIVE SEVERANCE PACKAGES, INCLUDING CASH, TO THOSE LOSING THEIR JOBS.
(Nats Woman going into work)

NONE OF THOSE EMPLOYEES WOULD TALK, EXCEPT THE MAN WHO RUNS THE PLACE. HE'S ALSO LOSING HIS JOB.
("So what are you going to do? I don't know yet..maybe become a reporter")

THE LAYOFFS ARE EFFECTIVE OCTOBER FIRST, THE SAME DAY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STARTS ENFORCING THE NO-CALL LIST LAW. KEN BODDIE, FOR CBS NEWS.))

[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]

Nazi warships are once again on the horizon outside of one city in Serbia. We'll explain.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

and, there is a certain buzz in this community, thanks to three bee hives in one house.
(----------------)

[Commercial]


[Thorn-Hill]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-23 TC-1:25:30]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


The owners have reduced the price, and at 795- thousand dollars they say it's a bargain.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.]


Thorn Hill is a national historic landmark located just outside Lexington.
Built in 1792, it is noted for its Georgian architecture, and interior detail.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02:09:54]
[IN Q=I always say it's the most precious place]

((ANNE MASON TAYLOR: I ALWAYS SAY IT'S THE MOST PRECIOUS PLACE I'VE EVER LIVED, MUCH LESS OWNED FOR A PERIOD. IT NOT ONLY IS PEACEFUL IT HAS ONLY BEEN OWNED BY FOUR FAMILIES IN THE LAST 211 YEARS. SO IT'S PURE, THE WAY IT WAS DESIGNED AND BUILT IN THE 18TH CENTURY.))
[SUPER=01-Anne Mason Taylor]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=built in the 18th century.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The home is significant not only for its architecture, but for its former owners who served in the American Revolution and the Civil War.
Now on the market, Thorn Hill will be open to the public on Sunday afternoon from 12 to 4.
(+++++++)

[TAKE WDBJ7.COM FS]
For more information on Thorn Hill, and Sunday's Open House, visit WDBJ7.com and click on "websites in the news."
(+++++++)


[Nazi-Ships]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Relics of a regime long gone are seeing the light of day after 60 years.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Prahovo, Serbia;]

Several Nazi warships have resurfaced along a stretch of the Danube River in eastern Serbia. The ships are believed to have been part of Germany's Black Sea Fleet. Because of a record setting heat wave, the Danube River has receded up to ten feet where the ships were found.
(-------------)


[Houston-Monkey]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Some endangered primates are enjoying a new home at the Houston Zoo, only they're not in cages.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, Texas]

Seven Golden Lion Tamarin monkeys, all from the same family, are the newest additions to a to a "free range" project lauched 17 years ago. The Houston Zoo is the seventh in the nation to have such a program. The goal is to re-acclimate the monkeys to the wild by allowing them to roam freely on zoo grounds. This converted cooler is the tamarins' new home-- right overtop vistors.
(------------)


[Bee-House]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

[!!!NOT AN OBVIOUS OUT!!!] Some homeowners hire gardeners. Others, house keepers. But in Florida, one couple is looking for a good *bee* keeper. Tim Wetzel shows us why.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - Newspath server - BEE HOUSE]
[IN Q=Bees. Hard at work.]
[SUPER=03-North Naples, FL;]
[SUPER=01-Paige Cannon/Resident;:16]
[SUPER=01-Todd Foege/Resident;:29]
[SUPER=01-Tim Wetzel/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=that's my job.]


[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Coming up, Mike Piazza makes a rehab appearance in Norfolk, Vick and Randall get to work on the opening day of football practice in Blacksburg, and the Martinsville Speedway picks up a sponsor for its spring race, but first in tonight's extra point,
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski; :00]


the Shelor Dodge 200 Late Model stock car race is now just two days away, and tonight there was an open practice session at the New River Valley Speedway. Over 30 cars are expected to be on hand for the event. Don't forget you can watch the race live at 7pm Saturday right here on Your Hometown Station. Former Winston Cup driver Rick Mast and Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell will provide analysis on the telecast.
(------------)

[go to scores] [go to scores]
[SUPER=#556;]
[SUPER=x5011;]
[SUPER=0093-j/Salem/4//Kinston/3////Myrtle Beach/4/j/Lynchburg/5///;]
[SUPER=x5010;]
[SUPER=0091-j/Tampa Bay/3//Toronto/2///j/Baltimore/5//Minnesota/3///;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0091-j/New York/7//Texas/5///j/Boston/9//Anaheim/3///;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0092-/Milwaukee/1/j/Atlanta/7///j/New York/5//Houston/4///;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0092-/Florida/0/j/St. Louis/3////Los Angeles/1//Cincinnati/2/3//;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUTCUE=last score."]
(------------------)


[S-Piazza]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-157 TC907]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


The New York Mets are a whopping 28 and a half games out in the NL East. Poor pitching and injuries have plagued the club all season. Tonight one of the injured Mike Piazza made a rehab appearance as the DH in AAA Norfolk as the Tides hosted Charlotte.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk/WTKR; :00]


The All Star catcher just came off the DL after suffering a torn groin muscle in May.
He had been oh for three with a walk until his final at bat. That's when Piazza cranked a two run homer to deep left field. The Tides lost the game 9 to 6. Piazza says he felt good and will catch the rest of the weekend.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mike Piazza/Mets Catcher; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=how it feels."]
(------------)


[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-159]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


The Virginia Tech Hokies opened August training camp today in Blacksburg. Mike Stevens and photographer Greg Moore check in now with a few practice notes from Day One.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Ballein/VT Director of Football Operations; :26]
[SUPER=01-Marcus Vick/Redshirt Freshman Quarterback; :39]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/Junior Quarterback; :56]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:58]
[OUT Q=News 7 Sports."]
(---------------------)


[S-Salem]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-154 TC1113]
[GRAPHIC=Friday Football Extra]


The Salem Spartans are the subject of tonight's Friday Football Extra preseason report. Head Coach Willis White is set to embark on his 21st season of roaming the sidelines.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


2002 was one to forget for White as his team weathered a 5 and 5 campaign. But he welcomes back 14 starters from that club. And "hunger" has been a buzz word in the opening week of practice.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Willis White/Spartans Head Coach; :02]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=that's what you want."]
(-------------------)


[S-Advance]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-153 TC1654]
[GRAPHIC=Advance Auto Parts 500]


The April Winston Cup race at the Martinsville Speedway will no longer be known as the Virginia 500.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


That's because today at the Hotel Roanoke, Advance Auto Parts announced that it has decided to sponsor the spring races at the track for the next three years.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Clay Campbell/Martinsville Speedway President; :02]
[SUPER=01-Paul Klasing/Advance Executive Vice President; :25]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=at this point."]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Advance began its relationship with the Martinsville Speedway way back in 1988 and company officials say the move is a natural progression for the company.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=they know the sport."]
(----------------)


[S-Brooks]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-148 TC13842]
[GRAPHIC=Basketball]


To the hardwood where former Patrick Henry High School standout Brooks Berry has landed an assistant coaching position at Charleston Southern.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/2002-03 Season; :00]


Berry, who played collegiately at West Virginia, spent last season on Fletcher Arritt's staff at Fork Union Military. He's also married to Arritt's daughter and the two will now have to adjust to life on the beach in Charleston. (----------------)