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Coming up on News 7-
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Local emergency crews work hours in vain to save a construction worker who fell in a trench. Plus, it was making money. That's why lawmakers say they hope Southside's Pillowtex plant can be sold. And it wasn't instinct that brought these two lost dogs home... it was technology.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]

One man is dead following a construction accident in Lynchburg.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Shannon Young, in for Jean Jadhon.

[Trench-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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A Lynchburg man is dead after he was buried in a trench collapse earlier this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Around 4:30, crews responded to 414 Bay Street where an independent contractor had been digging a new water line through a parking lot.
Authorities aren't sure how the man ended up in the trench but the walls collapsed, quickly burying and suffocating him.
Rescuers spent about three hours recovering his body.
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[SOT 19:23:50]
[IN Q=In this particular]

((CHIEF BUDDY MARTINETTE/LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPT.: IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE, THE VICTIM WAS UPRIGHT IN THE TRENCH AND SO IT TOOK A LONG TIME FOR US TO EXCAVATE. AND AS THEY EXCAVATE THEY HAVE TO PUT SHORING IN PLACE SO I MEAN WE HAVE TO DO THINGS PROPER TO PROTECT THE RESCUERS, IT'S A VERY DIFFICULT, VERY TECHNICAL OPERATION.))
[SUPER=01-Chief Buddy Martinette/Lynchburg Fire Dept.]
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[OUT Q=very technical operation.]
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[VO-NAT]


The victim has been identified as 50-year-old Gordon Harry Settje.
Lynchburg police and OSHA investigators are looking into the cause of the accident.
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[Pillowtex]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-35 TC-11:18]
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It won't be easy but today southside lawmakers vowed to do everything they can to re-open the former Pillowtex plant in Fieldale.
Laid-off workers heard that and other promising news this afternoon at the Henry County courthouse. [TAKE NEWS 7 AT 11 IN BAM]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon/ Justin BAM]


Justin McLeod is here to tell us all about it. Justin?
Shannon, nearly a thousand people lost their jobs when Pillowtex shut down and many admit they're strugging to stay afloat.
[LIVE=Justin/FULL]
[SUPER=@justin1]


Today, the state stepped in to help, providing among other things healthcare coverage.
But the thing employees want most may be the most difficult to provide. ((ROLLCUE:...))
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :04]
[SUPER=01-Georgia Hairston/Former Pillowtex Worker; :15]
[SUPER=@reynolds; :48]
[SUPER=@armstrong; 1:22]
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[OUT Q=buy the plant]

((((NAT SOUND OF DELEGATE ARMSTRONG SAYING AT 7:20 "IT'S GOING TO BE VERY DIFFICULT TO GET THAT PLANT RE-OPENED.))
Since that is unlikely anytime soon, officials on the local, state, and federal level are trying to help displaced workers get back on their feet.
For some, it's needed right away.
[SOT 26:44]
[IN Q=I'm just having]

((GEORGIA HAIRSTON/FORMER PILLOWTEX WORKER: I'M JUST HAVING TO CALL AND MAKE PROMISES TO PAY ON SOME OF MY BILLS. MY UTILITY BILL IS MY BIG CONCERN.))
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[OUT Q=is my big concern]


Other concerns may soon be alleviated.
Friday afternoon, the state announced it would speed up processing unemployment applications so workers can get their checks sooner.
Through the COBRA program, workers will be able to continue paying for their current health insurance with Pillowtex until September.
There's also deal the state has struck with Anthemn Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
[SOT 2:44]
[IN Q=The worker will pay]

((SENATOR ROSCOE REYNOLDS: THE WORKER WILL PAY 35-PERCENT AND THEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE TO PAY 65-PERCENT.))
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[OUT Q=65-percent]


But before that can happen, the Department of Labor must first designate Pillowtex workers as losing their jobs because of foreign trade issues.
Lawmakers have written to the Secretary of Labor asking her to grant that immediately.
Meantime, they're also working to find a buyer for the Fieldale plant.
Workers however believe that is unlikely and already are looking for other jobs.
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[IN Q=Are you hopeful?]

((RICK SHULER/FORMER PILLOWTEX WORKER: ARE YOU HOPEFUL? OH YES, WE'LL FIND SOMETHING, WE'LL SURVIVE.))
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[OUT Q=we'll survive]
[SOT ]
[IN Q=It was a profitable]

((DELGATE WARD ARMSTRONG: IT WAS A PROFITABLE PLANT, WHILE MAY BE PILLOWTEX AT LARGE WAS DOING VERY WELL, THE FIELDALE FACILITY.....BUY THE PLANT.))
[OUT Q=BUY THE PLANT]))
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Residents who live near the plant got some good news today.
Pillowtex provided water for that entire community and with the closure many feared they would lose their water.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon/Justin BAM;]


Shannon, the state announced today a 700-thousand dollar grant to provide a short term water line and eventually a permanent one.

[Road-Closed]


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Seneca Hollow Road in the Elliston section of Montgomery County is closed after being washed out by heavy rain near the Norfolk and Southern tunnel. According to the fire department, a truck was trapped in high waters. The driver escaped unharmed. Seneca Hollow Road will be closed until sometime tomorrow when V-Dot crews can get it repaired.

[Verizon]


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Still on the job and still talking.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Verizon and its union continue negotiating as workers get set to begin a second week working without a contract. The union is remaining firm on issues of job security and benefits. Local President Guy Angell (angel) says proposals from the two sides are being looked over.
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[IN Q=a lot of things]

((GUY ANGELL/PRESIDENT, CWA LOCAL 2204; A LOT OF THINGS ARE GOING ON RIGHT NOW LOCAL ISSUES COMMON ISSUE IT COULD TAKE A LONG A GOOD WHILE TO COMPLETE NEGOTIATIONS.))
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[OUT Q=NEGOTIATIONS.]
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[VO-NAT]

Angell (Angel) says workers are prepared to walk off the job and strike at any moment. Verizon says IF that happens, management will step in and keep the company running.
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[Goodyear]


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Goodyear's latest contract proposal has been rejected by Union workers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]

The contract covers more than 16 thousand workers, including 2 thousand at the plant in Danville. The offer is the first to be made since labor talks broke down in June. Local workers say they just want to keep the jobs and benefits they have, while the company says it needs to make cuts of more than a billion dollars by the end of 2005.
Goodyear reported a record loss last year.
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[FL-Tornado]


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Parts of South Forida are designated disaster areas after a sudden tornado roared through yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Riviera Beach, FL;]

The twister, with winds of 73 to 112 miles-per-hour, carved a three-mile path of destruction in Palm Beach County. 500-homes were damaged or destroyed. Only minor injuries are reported. One resident of a mobile home park says it's a miracle everyone got out alive.
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[IN Q=It was scary...]
[SUPER=01-Brenda Andrews/Storm Victim;]

((BRENDA ANDREWS/STORM VICTIM: IT WAS SCARY VERY SCARY..... IT WAS HUGE, FULL OF DEBRIS AND THE LIGHTNING WAS... I'VE NEVER SEEN LIGHTNING LIKE THAT IN MY LIFE.))
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[OUT Q=like that in my life.]
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[VO-NAT :13]

The tornado, which took even the Weather Service by surprise, avoided Interstate 95. There's damage on both sides of the highway but somehow the storm jumped the road right in the middle of rush hour.
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[WV-Lottery]


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[!!!NOT AN OBVIOUS OUT!!!]
A strip club manager and his girlfriend were arrested this week, accused of stealing more than a half million dollars in cash from a Powerball Jackpot winner. Justin Gray has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Deputy Phil Morris/Kanawha Co. Sheriff's Department; :16]
[SUPER=01-Justin Gray/Reporting; :38]
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[OUT Q=of cars out front.]

((JACK WHITTAKER'S 113 MILLION DOLLARS MAKE HIM THE BIGGEST POWERBALL WINNER IN HISTORY. POLICE SAY THE COUPLE WHO MANAGED THIS STRIP CLUB DRUGGED AND ROBBED WHITTAKER BECAUSE THEY DECIDED...HE DIDN'T NEED ALL THAT CASH! "They set him up due to the fact that he all this money and didn't need it, that was one of the statements." PINK PONY MANAGER JEFFREY CAPLENGER AND ASSISTANT MANAGER MISTY ARNOLD ARE BOTH CHARGED WITH 2ND DEGREE ROBBERY...A CHARGE THAT CARRIES A SENTENCE OF 5 TO 18 YEARS IN JAIL. STAND-UP "The pink pony's owner jack galardi has more than a dozen strip clubs in 7 states. nationwide they've seen their share of controversy and legal troubles." IN MAY HE WAS INVESTIGATED FOR ALLEGED "IMPROPER PAYMENTS" TO SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS. THE FBI IS ALO INVESTIGATING SIMILAR CHARGES IN LAS VEGAS WHERE AUTHORITIES EARLIER LOOKED INTO ALLEGED MOB TIES. ALL THIS MAKES PEOPLE WORRY ABOUT HOW THE CLUB AFFECTS THE AREA. "Well i think whenever you have a place like that comes into this area that your going to bring that element of peoplE in so those are things, it is kind of alarming." AND POLICE ARE AS ALARMED AS THE PUBLIC. "Well my personal opinion is that nobody should frequent the pink poney after something like this where they're serving knockout drops trying to steal money from you." MORRIS SAYS HE HOPES THE LIQUOR COMMISSON SHUTS DOWN THE PINK PONY. BUT TONIGHT AT LEAST...THE club STILL has A PARKING LOT FULL OF CARS OUT FRONT. ))
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[WRITER=rle]
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Still ahead on the newscast, is a 5 cent gas tax in Virginia's future? One legislator wants to make it happen.
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[VO-NAT]


and this man says there's no better way to see nature, than being al natural... We'll have the details in just a bit.
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[4H]


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4H officials are preparing to put an end to violence at camp.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape;]

A task force is being created to find out where leadership broke down in two separate incidents that involved violence. In the meantime, more money is being earmarked for security. Yesterday, 18- year- old William Hayes Smith of Rockingham County was arrested for the assault and battery of three campers. Four others face similar charges after allegedly allowing and encouraging organized fights in a separate incident. Officials say 25- thousand children attend 4-H camp each year and problems are rare.
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[Parkway]


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Beautiful scenery brings millions of visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway every year.
But the National Park Service wants to insure that drivers also keep their eyes on the road.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./August 2002;]


Since 1997, the parkway has seen an alarming increase in accidents, so last year park rangers stepped up enforcement during their peak season.
Officials say the effort has paid off.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We found that during the months]

((ED CLARKWE FOUND THAT DURING THE MONTHS OF AUGUST SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER THAT WAS WHERE THE MOST DRAMATIC PEAK OCCURRED AND ESPECIALLY ON THE WEEKENDS, SO WE BEGAN IN AUGUST HAVING EVERY AVAILABLE RANGER OUT ON THE WEEKENDS ENFORCING TRAFFIC REGULATIONS AND TRYING TO SLOW PEOPLE DOWN.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Clark/Supervisory Park Ranger]
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[OUT Q=trying to slow people down.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Parkway is also putting up more warning signs around dangerous curves.
And officials are distributing posters and pamphlets to encourage drivers to "enjoy the view, but watch the road."
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[Gas-tax]


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A state lawmaker wants to drive up the price of gas to pay for better roads.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


The Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee says Virginia has failed to keep up with the rising costs of road repairs. Senator Marty Williams says the state should raise the gas tax by five cents to help pay for highway maintenance.
But some Republicans say the proposal is a no-go.
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[SOT 12:24:24]
[IN Q=CLEARLY WE NEED TO FIND]

((SENATOR KEN STOLLE/R-VA. BEACH: CLEARLY WE NEED TO FIND ADDITIONAL REVENUES FOR TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS BECAUSE THERE'S NOT SUFFICIENT REVENUE. NOW WHETHER A GASOLINE TAX IS THE ANSWER I'M NOT 100 PERCENT SURE YET.))((DELEGATE MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: IT'S SOMETHING WE'LL HAVE TO TAKE A LOOK AT BUT I DON'T THINK RAISING TAXES WITH GAS PRICES GOING UP AS MUCH AS THEY ARE ALREADY IS THE RIGHT WAY TO DO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Ken Stolle/(R) Va. Beach; :00]
[SUPER=@Griffith; :12]
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[OUT Q=IS THE RIGHT WAY TO DO IT.]
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[VO-NAT]

V-DOT officials say a nickel increase at the pumps would raise about 240-million dollars a year.
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[Marshall-Lodge]


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Six years after it lost its downtown headquarters to fire, Lynchburg's oldest Masonic Lodge is finally getting a new building.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/July 21, 1997]


Members were able to save the furnishings and the lodge records from the Church Street building when it gutted in July of 1997.
Those will be placed in the new lodge being built on Wards Ferry Road.
Leaders say it took the group six years to agree on a one-story design.
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[SOT 13:56:01]
[IN Q=And finally]

((JOHN WINGFIELD/MARSHALL LODGE MOST WORSHIPFUL MASTER: AND FINALLY THE CONSENSUS WAS WITH THE AGING OF THE MEMBERSHIP THAT IT WOULD BE BETTER IF WE HAVE A ONE-STORY LODGE SO THAT WE COULD ACCOMODATE THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE UNABLE TO GET UP AND DOWN STEPS.))
[SUPER=01-John Wingfield/Marshall Lodge Most Worshipful Master]
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[OUT Q=up and down steps.]
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[VO-NAT]


The 450-thousand dollar project should be finished some time this fall.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[WRITER=rle]
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Up next on the newscast, one zoo in Europe takes a unique approach to cooling animals during a record setting heat wave...
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[VO-NAT]

and also, one man is resting easy tonight after finding his dogs more than a thousand miles away from home.
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[Commercial]

[Zoo-Ice]


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Temperatures in Eurorpe aren't fit for man or beast.
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[VO-NAT :30]
[SUPER=03-Dublin, Ireland;]

A zoo in Ireland is is taking unusual measures to keep its animals cool. Gorillas are being given ice pops and elephants are being hosed down. Perhaps the only ones not sweltering are the seals who seem to be enjoying the sunshine. Europe is in the midst of one of the worst heat waves in 150-years with temperatures averaging in the 90's. To date 40 deaths have been blamed on the weather. Researchers believe the heat is caused by monsoons in Africa which are causing hot desert air to rise over Europe.
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[Elephant]


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A three and a half day road trip costing more than 27-thousand dollars sounds expensive, but not when it comes to transporting elephants.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Calgary, Canada]

Tina, a 33 year old elephant at a small zoo in Calgary, Canada is getting a new home at a special elephant reserve in Tennessee. Tina suffers from chronic foot problems--and a severe case of loneliness--she's the only elephant at the zoo.
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[SOT 17:15:55]
[IN Q=I THINK IT'S ]

((I THINK IT'S FANTASTIC. SHE'S GONNA BE WITH OTHER ELEPHANTS. I THINK IT'S THE BEST DECISION FOR HER AND FOR THE ZOO, REALLY. IT'S A HAPPY ENDING.))
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[OUT Q=HAPPY ENDING]
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[VO-NAT]

The move comes after animal rights activists insisted she be treated better. A custom built trailer complete with air conditioner was designed to haul Tina. The 27-thousand dollars it costs to ship her all came from donations. Truck drivers even volunteered to transport Tina to her new home where she will be surrounded by other elephants.
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[Dog-Chip]


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Microchip technology has been used to find lost pets for a few years now, and it never fails to make owners happy when it reunites them with lost pets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cartersville, GA]

Last week, Stu Chancey, a truck driver, found these two Labrador Retrievers on the side of Interstate 70 in Colorado--paws scraped and bleeding from the asphalt. No dog tags, so Chancey took them home--to Georgia. Todd Yosten, the dogs' owner, was shocked when he called the microchip company and found out the pooches were 14-hundred miles away.
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[SOT 1:00]
[IN Q=I CALLED THE 1800 ]

((TODDY YOSTEN/DOGS' OWNER-I CALLED THE 1800 NUMBER AND GAVE THE MICROCHIP NUMBER AND THEY TELL ME THAT DOG WAS FOUND ANOTHER AGO IN CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA, I SAID NO MADAM YOU DON'T SEEM TO UNDERSTAND I AM IN DENVER, COLORADO.))
[SUPER=01-Todd Yosten/Dogs' Owner]
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[OUT Q=DENVER CO]
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[VO-NAT]

Yosten says he takes the dogs to work with him everyday and that they escaped when someone left a door open. He drove to Georgia today to pick up the dogs.
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[S-Extra]


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Pualski/Martinsville Appalachian League basbeall highlights, VMI holds football media day and qualifying from Watkins Glenn, but first our extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Berea, OH; :00]


Former Tech star Lee Suggs is considering skipping the 2003 season and re-entering the NFL draft in 2004, sources say. The Browns would retain the rights to their fourth roud pick until the day before the 2004 draft. Sources close to Suggs say the negotiations with the Browns are going no where and Suggs might go higher in the draft if he takes a year to heal his rotator cuff injury. He is one of four picks league wide who have yet to sign, Miami's Willis Magahee is also unsigned.
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[S-Appy]


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Lets start with a little in state Appalachian League rivalry as Pulaski traveled to Martinsville tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Blue Jays vs. Astros; :00]


To Hooker Field we go in Martinsville where the Astros were warmed up to defend their home turf and first place in the East Division.
In the bottom of the third, Mark Saccomanno connects on the three bagger to right field, staying just fair and that
[SUPER=34-Pulaski/1/Martinsville/11;]is gonna plate Saul Torres and the count is 3-nothing Martinsville Astros out in f

ront of Pulaski.
Still in the third, Kevin Davidson takes this pitch to left field, it is caught but the sacrifice fly allows another run to come on down. 4-zero.
The Blue Jays were left looking for the ball and runs for that matter as Martinsville wins 11-1.
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[S-Qualify]


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Jeff Gordon would capture his second pole of the season today, taking the top spot in Bud Pole Qualifying for Sunday's 1:30 Sirius at the Glen at Watkins Glen International.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Watkins Glen, NY/SPEED; :00]


Ryan Newman tested out the new foam wall in practice, he was ok and would qualify 13th.
Gordon was the 2001 champion and today he was the top driver in Bud Pole qualifying for the Serius at the Glen with a speed of 124.580 miles an hour. He breaks Dale Jarrett's previous track qualifying record which was 122.698 miles an hour.
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[go to qualifying boards]
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[S-Stuff]


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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]

And remeber local race fans, you can catch some exciting racing tomorrow night at seven right here on your Hometown Station as WDBJ presents live flag to flag coverage of the Shelor Dodge 200 at the New River Valley Speedway. Over 30 cars are expected to be on hand for the event. Former Winston Cup driver Rick Mast and Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell will provide color commentary on the race.
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[S-Keydets]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-151 TC2108]
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VMI opens a new chapter in football this season with the Keydets first year in the Big South. Will VMI make a big impact. Travis Wells has some answers on football media day in Lexington.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/2002 Season; :00]
[SUPER=01-Josh Lyles/Keydets Junior Quarterback; :28]
[SUPER=01-David Poldiak/Keydets Junior Quarterback; :36]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Wilson/Redshirt Freshman Quarterback; :44]
[SUPER=01-Cal McCombs/Keydets Head Coach; 1:10]
[SUPER=@travis1; 1:35]
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[OUT Q=News 7 Sports."]
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((VMI's six wins in 2002 were the most for the Keydets since 1981. But Cal McCombs must replace 15 starters including quarterback Joey Gibson who threw for over 56 hundred yards and 38 TD's during his career. Four signal callers are vying for the job--hometown favorite and former Rockbridge star Jonathan Wilson, juniors Josh Lyles and David Polidak, and sophomore Kirk Monteleone.
Josh: Jonathan: David:
The Keydets will go to battle in the Big South this season after 79 years in the Southern Conference. The new league has just five teams and no automatic bid to the 1-aa playoffs, which puts a premium on the non-conference schedule.
Cal:
Travis: The VMI media guide touts the Keydets new beginning, but the season opener on August 30th at Navy will have at least one tie to the Southern Conference. The Middies Head Coach Paul Johnson spent five seasons at Georgia Southern winning two national titles. In Lexington, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))


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There might be cause for some concern in Charlottesville as a key Cavalier football player is slightly injured.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


This report is unnofficially from the Sabre web page, a Uva site that reports on the Wahoos. The story says that running back Wali Lundy was apparently injured in practice today. The report says that a defensive back gave him a jeer when Lundy was being driven off the field. No report on Lundy's condition at this time.
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A king is hoping his Knights will rule the Pioneer District this season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan; :00]


The James River Knights weathered some spotty rain showers this morning. The River was 8 and 2 last season, but missed the playoffs. First year Knights Head Coach Phil King takes over for Toby Peer who left for Spotswood and with 16 starters returning, not much has changed in Buchanan.
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[SUPER=01-Phil King/Knights Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=the future is now."]
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A long distance hiker in the UK is what you might call a nature buff... or at least, he enjoys nature *in the* buff.
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[SUPER=03-Walkerburn Scottish Borders]

Steve Gough (Guff) says his nearly 850-mile journey is about "celebrating himself as a human being." The 44-year old says "We have all been brought up and conditioned to think our body is something to be ashamed of" and that society is damaged as a result. As for running across other hikers, Guff says about a third of them appreciate his point of view.
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((STEVE GOUGH/NAKED HIKER: GENERALLY, PEOPLE ARE VERY IMPRESSED WITH WHAT I'M DOING, GIVE ME MONEY, BUY ME FOOD, WALK WITH ME, CHAT WITH ME, PAT ME ON THE BAKC AND SAY, YEAH, I WISH I COULD DO THE SAME.))
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[OUT Q=I wish I could do the same.]
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Gough has been arrested eight times, spent several nights in jail and been examined at a psychiatric hospital. (------------)