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Coming up on News 7-
Was there a coverup of school violence in Roanoke?
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Tonight, the state issues its report.
A man is arrested for trying to sell a surface to air missile. Are airports vulnerable to attack?
Plus why the temperature of the Atlantic ocean is taking a dip this summer.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.

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Were incidents of school violence, discipline and crime under-reported to the state?
Tonight an specialist from the state briefs the Roanoke school board.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[SS=News 7 at 11]



[School-Board]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A team from the Virginia Department of Education issued its findings to the Roanoke school board tonight.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa /NEWSROOM;]

Teresa Hamilton was at the meeting and joins us now.
[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@teresa1]

Jean, a three- person team was brought in last month following allegations that officials under- reported incidents of crime, discipline and violence. Tonight-- the leader of the team told the school board they found NO evidence of intentional under-reporting but that the system could use some work.
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[SUPER=01-Myra Shook/VA Dept. of Education; :30]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke Superintendent; :52]
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(( Myra Shook is the leader of the team that conducted the review. Tonight she issued the group's report which included several recommendations to ensure incidents in the school system are accurately reported to the state. Some of the recommendations call for better training of staff on which incidents need to be reported... as well as a system of checks and balances. The team also recommended clearly defining the role and responsibility of school resource officers.
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[IN Q= THIS HAS CAUSED]

(( THIS HAS CAUSED CONFUSION AMONG STAFF AND AMONG THE OFFICERS AMONG WHEN THEY ARE TO BE INVOLVED IN AN INCIDENT THAT'S HAPPENED AT THE SCHOOL.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT = IN AN INCIDENT THAT'S HAPPENED AT HTE SCHOOL.]

Superintendent Wayne Harris says he fully supports the recommendations-- and says he was encouraged that the report also backed up his assertion that there was never any cover-up.
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[IN Q= I'M ENCOURAGED...]

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: I'M ENCOURAGED BY THE FINDINGS BECAUSE THEY CLEARLY SAY THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF ANY UNDERREPORTING ON PURPOSE, MANIPULATING AND PURPOSELY COVERING UP. THAT CONFIRMS WHAT I'VE SAID ALL ALONG. )) [OUT Q ALL ALONG.]))
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[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Newsroom]

Superintendent Harris told the school board that under-reporrting of incidents of violence in the school system were NOT the fault of principals-- but an error in the central office.
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEan & Teresa /BAM;]

Jean, Harris says a letter will go out to parents in the coming days welcoming them to the new school year and assuring that the error was NOT intentional.

[Sex-Shops]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Blacksburg town council tonight approved new restrictions for sexually oriented businesses.
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That means any business that sells adult novelty items or entertainment must be at least 500-feet away from places such as schools, churches and libraries.
The ordinance was approved unanimously and goes into effect immediately.
There currently are not any adult oriented businesses in Blacksburg, but town leaders say they wanted to be proactive.
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[Rubatex-Stabbing]


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A Thaxton man is under arrest after police say he stabbed a fellow employee at the Rubatex plant.
55-year old Saford F. Orange is charged with malicious wounding.
Officers say he stabbed 47 year old Charles H. Cunningham in the back after an altercation inside the plant this afternoon.
Cunningham was treated and released from Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Orange is being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.

[Missile-Plot]


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It is a missile capable of bringing down an airliner.
Tonight a man is under arrest for allegedly trying to sell the shoulder fired missile to a man he thought was a Muslim extremist.
But as Teri Okita reports it was really an FBI agent working undercover.
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((SOURCES TELL CBS NEWS A FOREIGN ARMS DEALER WAS ARRESTED NEAR NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN NEW JERSEY FOR TRYING TO SELL ONE OF THESE -- A SURFACE TO AIR MISSILE -- CAPABLE OF BRINGING DOWN A COMMERCIAL JET. SOURCES SAY THE MAN -- A BRITISH CITIZEN OF INDIAN DESCENT -- WAS SECRETLY VIDEOTAPED AS HE AGREED TO SELL THE MISSILE TO AN UNDERCOVER FBI AGENT POSING AS A MUSLIM EXTREMIST. TWO OTHER MEN BELIEVED TO BE INVOLVED IN MONEY LAUNDERING WERE ALSO ARRESTED IN NEW YORK CITY. THE MISSILE IS DESCRIBED AS A RUSSIAN MADE "IGLA". THIS STATE-OF-THE-ART INFRARED SHOULDER FIRED WEAPON HAS A RANGE OF ABOUT THREE MILES. THERE HAVE BEEN GROWING CONCERNS ABOUT TERRORISTS USING SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILES TO SHOOT DOWN AIRLINERS AFTER TWO MISSILES NARROWLY MISSED AN ISRAELI PASSENGER JET LAST NOVEMBER ... AS IT TOOK OFF FROM MOMBASSA, KENYA. THE FBI IS NOW COMPLETING A REVIEW OF MAJOR AIRPORTS IN THE UNITED STATES AND AROUND THE WORLD ... TO DETERMINE HOW VULNERABLE THEY ARE TO SUCH ATTACKS. OFFICIALS SAY THE BRITISH ARMS DEALER DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE LINKED TO A TERRORIST GROUP -- AND WAS IN IT APPARENTLY FOR THE MONEY. THE ARREST WAS PART OF A YEAR-LONG STING OPERATION INVOLVING THE FBI, CUSTOMS AGENTS ... AS WELL AS BRITISH AND RUSSIAN AUTHORITIES. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Computer-Virus]


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An Internet worm is taking down computers all over the world.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY]

A virus like worm has infected tens of thousands computers and officials say it's part of a coordinated electronic attack on a flaw in Microsoft windows. The infection is called "Lovesan" (luhv-san) because of a note left behind on affected computers. It was first reported in the U-S on Monday. And while it does not delete files or cause any permanent damage, the worm causes computers to restart, and knocks users from the Internet. The anti-virus company Symantec (Si-man-tech) says the number of infections more than doubled in 12 hours. A free patch is available from Microsoft for future protection.
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[Chatham-Drowning]


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An eight-year old boy drowned this morning at a church pool party in Pittsylvania County.
The Life Saving Crew pulled the child from a private pool on Bob Neal Road in Chatham just after eleven this morning.
The boy was part of a group from Mount Hermon Baptist Church in Danville.
The exact cause of death is unknown, but investigators are calling it accidental.
The boy's name was not released.

[Firefighters]


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One hundred firefighters from our region are out west tonight.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Five crews left Roanoke this afternoon for Montana.
They're helping to fight a massive wildfire in Flathead National Forest.
The Crazy Horse Fire as it is called- has already consumed nearly two thousand acres and none of it is contained.
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((GREG SANDERS/FIRE MANAGEMENT OFFICER: DEPENDING ON THE ASSIGNMENT THEY GET THEY MAY BE DIGGING FIRE LINE OR MOPPING UP WHERE IT HAS ALREADY CONTAINED, PROTECTING HOUSES, OUR CREWS ARE VERSATILE, SO IT JUST DEPENDS ON THE NEED OF THE DAY OF WHAT WE'LL HAVE THEM DOING.))
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[OUT Q=have them doing]
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It is common for firefighters in the East to help with western fires in the summer.
That's because firefighters from the west often help with eastern fires in the spring and fall.
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[SOT 10:26:59]
[IN Q=In the last few years]

((HAROLD FISHER/VA DEPT. OF FORESTRY: IN THE LAST FEW YEARS WITH THE DROUGHT CONDITIONS WE HAD CONTINOUS FIRE SEASON SO YEAH IT IS KINDA NICE TO HAVE A BREAK DOWN HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Harold Fisher/VA Dept. of Forestry; :]
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[OUT Q=down here]
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The firefighters are from the U.S Forest Service, the National Park Service, and Virginia's Department of Forestry.


They'll be working fourteen to sixteen hour days for the next two weeks before heading back to Virginia.
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He admitted to having an affair, now West Virginia governor Bob Wise's political career is paying the price.
That's next on News 7.
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Plus a wild morning in Miami as waterspouts swirl around the city.
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[Sports-preview]


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

((Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office - as the Avs top the Pelicans and Glenvar Nate Parks has a day at the beach! The Bills finally show Willis McGahee the money. Matt Schaub is on yet another watch list. The Hokies get down to pads in two a days. Plus - Liberty is in the Friday Football Extra spotlight tonight along with Pete Rose tonight on the Big 7.))[WV-Gover

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West Virginians won't get a second chance to vote on Governor Bob Wise.
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That's because Wise and his family held a vote of their own and decided he should not run for a second term.
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[IN Q=all 4 of us.]

((GOV. BOB WISE/(D) WEST VIRGINIA; ALL 4 OF US SAT DOWN AND HAD A VOTE AND IT WAS 4 NOTHING THAT I SHOULD NOT RUN FOR REELECTION. THIS IS A FAMILY DECISION, BUT IT'S MY DECISION TOO.))
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[OUT Q=my decision too.]
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The 55-year-old Democrat's political future became a subject of rumor and gossip in May when he admitted to being unfaithful to his wife of 19 years.
Wise still has 16 months left in his current term as governor.
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[Thomson]


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Gary Thomson, the chairman of the Virginia's Republican party, stepped down today after pleading guilty to aiding and abetting in the unauthorized publication of a wire transfer.
Meghan Muldoon has more.
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(( For the past 16 months, federal and state authorities have been investigating allegations that Republican staffers listened in on two Democratic conference calls in March of last year and then distributed transcripts of the calls to Republican state leaders.
Ed Matricardi pleaded guilty last month to one felony count for illegally accessing the calls.
But it hasn't stopped there.
Gary Thomson, Matricardi's boss, now admits that he found out about one of the calls and what was said on it even though he previously denied the allegation.
[SOT 10:31:20]

((HAVE YOU SEEN ANY KIND OF TRANSCRIPTS OF CONFERENCE CALLS? NO I HAVE NOT.)) [RUNS:04]
Thomson was charged with knowing Matricardi intended to distribute transcripts of the call and did nothing to stop him.
Thomson claims he was not aware that what he did was, technically, a misdemeanor.
Governor Warner finds that hard to believe.
[SOT 10:26:03]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: PEOPLE KNOW WHAT'S RIGHT AND WRONG. WHEN YOU LISTEN IN ON SOMEONE ELSE'S PHONE CALL THAT'S WRONG. YOU CAN ASK MY THREE KIDS AND THEY'D SAY YOU DON'T LISTEN IN ON SOMEBODY ELSE'S CALL WHEN YOU'RE NOT INVITED AND FOR ADULTS TO SAY OTHERWISE IS A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN A BIT DISINGENUOUS.)) [RUNS:17]
Warner says he thinks Republican leaders need to ask more questions.
But one party official say the legal matter is already behind them.
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((SCOTT LEAKE/DIRECTOR OF VIRGINIA REPUBLICAN CAUCUS: THIS IS THE ACT OF ONE OR PERHAPS TWO OR THREE INDIVIDUALS BUT IT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT PERVADES THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IN VIRGINIA AND I DON'T THINK ANYONE WHO IS REASONABLE OR FAIR-MINDED WOULD SAY THAT.)) [RUNS:12]
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Thomson has been ordered to pay a two-thousand dollar fine and serve two years of probation.
Republican Party officials says they want to replace him as soon as possible.
At this point, Kate Obenschain Griffin has emerged as the frontrunner to be the next chairman.
MM, News 7, Richmond ))
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[Griffith]


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The House Majority Leader says the state GOP will weather Thomson's departure just fine. Delegate Morgan Griffith today said he supports the Chairman's decision to resign because, as a leader he should have been more aware of the repercussions.
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Griffith describes Thomson as hard-working and sincere but says the party's full of qualified individuals.
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((DELEGATE MORGAN GRIFFITH/8TH DISTRICT: I DON'T KNOW THAT IT AFFECTS THE PARTY 'CAUSE WE HAVE A LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE. CERTAINLY THERE WILL BE SOME MOURNING... WE HAVE LOTS OF FOLKS AND SOMEBODY WILL STEP UP AND TAKE HIS PLACE AND WE'LL MOVE ON.))
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[OUT Q=and we'll move on.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Griffith says he's been concerned since the eavesdropping scandal broke because early reports indicated Thomson had some knowledge of the incident which could have indicated he'd done something improper.

[Lincoln-Terrace]


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Students at one Roanoke school will soon get a lesson in patience.
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[VO-NAT]
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Renovation work at Lincoln Terrace Elementary School is several weeks behind schedule.
Workers are installing a new roof, bathroom fixtures, windows and doors, as well as a central heating and cooling system.
Despite the delays, administrators say school will open on schedule August 25th.
Some classes may have to be relocated and construction may be limited until after school.
The project is expected to cost just over two million dollars.
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[Peay]


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Since Virginia Military Institute opened its doors to women under federal court order six years ago, the number of new female cadets has risen 50-percent.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington]

30- women showed up that Fall of 1997. As of today, V-M-I has received deposits from 46 women among the 425 members of the class of 2007. 27- female cadets had sent in their money as of this time LAST year. Less than 10-percent of the Corps of Cadets is comprised of women across the four classes.
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[SOT 15:59:55]
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((GEN. BINFORD PEAY/VMI SUPERINTENDENT; THERE WILL BE A GROWTH IN WOMEN THIS YEAR. NUMBERS WILL BE UP SOMEWHERE 44, 46 OF WHICH A LARGE NUMBER FROM THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. RIGHT NOW WE'RE EXPECTING 27 YOUNG LADIES TO MATRICULATE FROM THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. THAT'S UP CONSIDERABLY FROM PREVIOUS YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Gen. Binford Peay/VMI Superintendent]
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[OUT Q=from previous years.]
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Half of all prospective cadets filed their applications "on line."
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A heatwave is drying up European lakes, and uncovering some dangerous artifacts.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT 06.5]


And a big find in one small town- has people on edge.
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((WE'RE GONNA KEEP AN EYE OUT, KEEP THE BACK DOOR SHUT IN THE STATION.))
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[OUT Q=in the station.]
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The story when we come back.
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[WW2-Bombs]


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The heatwave gripping Europe has gotten explosive in parts of Germany.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seemoos, Germany]

Experts have begun removing World War Two bombs that were uncovered when parts of Lake Constance dried up. They had been submerged in water for more than fifty years. According to local authorities, eight bombs and a number of hand grenades, some dating back to World War One, were discovered by passers-by. During World War Two many bombs were purposely dumped into Lake Constance by pilots who then fled to Switzerland without the explosive cargo. Local authorities are expected to search for more bombs over the next few days.
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[Chilly-Water]


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The problem in Florida is not the amount of water, it's the temperature.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cocoa Beach, FL]


The Atlantic Ocean is colder than normal.
Today's water temperature off Daytona Beach was 59 degrees- Normally an early August reading would be in the 80's.


Scientists say blame winds and currents causing cold deep water to move along the coast.
It's not just affecting tourism, but also sea turtle hatchlings trying to reach warmer waters of the Gulf Stream- Already 100 have died.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]


[FL-Waterspout]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT 13 plus pad]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]


You've probably heard of waterspouts- maybe even seen them if you've spent some time in Florida.
Today a waterspout made landfall and turned into a tornado-
This was spotted in the Miami area.
No injuries or damage reported.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Avs win again - McGahee finally signs with the Bills. Liberty gets the Friday Football Extra props tonight, and we'll check in on the Hokies and Cavs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]

The internet site - BASEBALL PROSPECTUS - has released a story saying that Pete Rose and big league officials have signed an agreement assuring that Rose will be reinstated by the 2004 season. However, Major League Baseball is flat out denying such an agreement exists - going as far as to call the story unfounded and inaccurate." The web site says it is sticking by its story.
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[S-Avs]


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The Salem Avalanche continued its series with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans tonight on an absolutely gorgeous night at Salem Memorial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Pelicans vs. Avs;:00]

Before tonight's game the five finalists for the Ray Bellamy award were honored. And Glenvar's Nate Parks was named this year's winner of the valley's player of the year. Posey Oyler presented the Tech-bound centerfielder with the honor. The Avs then got down to business in the third inning as Todd Self lines one into right field and drive home in the first run of the night. 1-to-nothing Avs. Then in the 6th, the Pelicans would tie things up as Aaron Herr drills one to right field. That will plate another Myrtle Beach runner. The Pelicans would lead 3-to-1 in the 7th. But in the bottom of the 7th - Mike Rodriguez drives in two Avalanche runs with the shot to center field.
[SUPER=37-Myrtle Beach/3/Salem/4;]

The Avs tie it and come back to win it 4-to-3. Game three of the series is tomorrow night.
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[S-NFL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Lee Suggs is now the only unsigned running back from this year's NFL draft. That's because tonight former Miami star Willis McGahee came to terms with the Buffalo Bills and ended his holdout.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buffalo, NY;:00]

And get this - he signed a five year deal - the thing that Suggs has been trying to avoid. The five year contract is loaded heavily with incentives that could more than double his base salary. McGahee's agent says it will give him the chance to be paid like a top 10 pick. The question now - is will he even play this year?
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]

The last unsigned first round pick - Marshall's Byron Leftwich who is close to finalizing his deal with the Jags.

[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Tech freshman continue to try and absorb as much as they possibly can from the coaches and their teammates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Not having the normal three days and six practices to get acclimated to college life before having to battle with the veterans has heads spinning and minds racing in an attempt to simply keep up.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=WE...]
[SUPER=01-Vince Hall/VT Freshman Linebacker; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris Ellis/VT Freshman Defensive End; :10]
[SUPER=01-Xavier Adibi/VT Freshman Linebacker; :21]
[SUPER=01-Barry Booker/VT Freshman Defensive End; :30]
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[OUT Q=...TRY TO GET BETTER."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

Last year Jonathan Lewis played and excelled as a true freshman - seeing action in all 14 games - and leading all of the Hokies' defensive lineman with a 56 tackles. He says this new rule will lead to less - first year participation.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=YEAH... I THINK....]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Lewis/56 Tackles As a Freshman; :08]
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[OUT Q=....IN THAT FRESHMAN CAMP."]
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[S-UVa]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-148 14248tc]
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Speaking of awards - Matt Schaub has been everything from a preseason all-ACC pick to a Heisman candidate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

Tonight he is also a candidate for the prestigious Davye O'Brien award that is given to the top quarterback in the land. He is on the preseason watch list along with 41 others. The winner of this year's honor will be announced on December 11th.
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[S-Liberty]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-157 1326]
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The Friday Football Extra preseason tour takes us to Liberty High school tonight where Steve Mason visits with the Minutemen.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Nathan Bryant/Liberty Senior Defensive Tackle; :16]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/2002 Divsion III State Championship; :23]
[SUPER=01-Stephen Toler/Liberty Junior Running back; :43]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Chris Watts/Liberty Second Year Head Coach; 1:20]
[SUPER=01-Chris Spinner/Liberty Senior Fullback & Linebacker; 1:43]
[RUNS=1:58]
[OUT Q=....News 7 sports"]
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((The practice t-shirts say "stay focussed", the word stay was added before this season thanks to incredible expectations at the school and in the Bedford community created by the schools first football state championship. ((:)) Second year head coach Chris Watts must replace 11 seniors including Liberty single season rushing leader Michael Pennox whose 1900 yards and 14 TD's will hopefully be distributed in the option I formation by fullback Chris Spinner, quarterback O.B. Blake and running back Stephen Toler, who is most likely to follow in Pennox's big footsteps. ((:)) Like the offense, six starters are back on 5-3 defensive unit, a group that gave up just 14 points total while the offense rolled up 81 points in the state semi finals and finals. ((:))
((STEVE MASON:)) ((CHRIS WATTS/LIBERTY SECOND YEAR HEAD COACH:))
79 players came out for football at Liberty this season, 19 more than last year. In Bedford, Steve Mason news 7 sports.))
(xxxxxxxxxxxx)

[wipe to pinacle ffe full]

[Huge-Python]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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It's a city named after coal, but today a snake was all the talk around Coal City, Indiana.
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[VO-NAT 09.5]
[SUPER=03-Coal City, IN]


That's because people in town came across a very big snake- a 14 foot Burmese python- that weights 150 pounds.
In this town of 250 it has everyone talking.
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[SOT 53]
[IN Q=Actually it]

((RICH SLOUGH/RESIDENT; ACTUALLY IT WAS THE LADY AT THE STORE THAT TOLD ME ABOUT IT. I WAS KIND OF AMAZED. THEY SAY TOLD THERE ARE THREE MORE RUNNING AROUND.)) ((CHAD KITTLE/RESIDENT; BIG SNAKE I IMAGINE IT COULD SQUEEZE ME TO DEATH.))
[Super=01-Rich Slough/Resident; 00]
[SUPER=01-Chad Kittle/Resident; 10 quick!]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=squeeze me to death.]
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[VO-NAT 11.5]


Kittle says it was too dogs who found the snake behind a home and cornered it. Residents came out including Kittle and rounded the snake up.
Experts say this snake is dangerous.
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[SOT 1:26]
[IN Q=Certainly]

((MICHAEL PORTTEUS/DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES; CERTAINLY IT COULD BE HARMFUL TO PETS, SMALL CHILDREN EVEN ADULTS.))
[Super=01-Michael Portteus/Dept. of Natural Resources; ]
[Runs=06]
[OUT Q=even adults.]
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[vo-nat]
So far no word on where the snake came from. (------------)