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Coming up on News 7-
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Rescue crews caution against swimming at the Cascades after a man is pulled under. A local landmark is heavily damaged by fire. Floydfest wraps up its second season under sunny skies. Plus, a mother fed up with her daughter's choice in men takes matters into her own hands.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.

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A local landmark goes up in flames in Central Virginia.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Amherst-Fire]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
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Fire heavily damaged a historic restaurant in Amherst county this morning.
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[VO-NAT - :13]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.;]

The blaze broke out at the Briar Patch Restaurant around 9 o'clock. Investigators say the fire is believed to have started in the kitchen area. The restaurant first opened in 1948, and is a well known landmark in the area.
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[SOT - 20:27]
[IN Q=It was a local...]

((SGT. WILLIAM CLARK/AMHERST CO. FIRE INVESTIGATOR; IT WAS A PLACE EVERYBODY IN THE COUNTY CAME TO AND EVERYBODY AROUND HERE KNOWS ABOUT IT, IT'S BEEN IN BUSINESS FOR ABOUT 50 YEARS. AND THEY JUST ADDED A NEW SECTION ONTO THE BUILDING ABOUT A YEAR AGO.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. William Clark/Amherst Co. Fire Investigator]
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[OUT Q=the building about a year ago.]
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[VO-NAT - :11+]

The owner of the restaurant was in the building when the blaze broke out, but escaped without injury. The fire is still under investigation, and it could be several days before the cause is known.
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[Cascades-Hypothermia]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=03-28 TC55:21]
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Cold water and dangerous swimming conditions combined to send one man to the hospital with hypothermia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

The man and a friend were in the water at the bottom of the Cascades in Giles County when he was pulled underwater and trapped for a few minutes before his friend pulled him out.
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[SOT- 01:23:05]
[IN Q=THEY SHOULD NOT ]

((STEVEN DAVIS/GILES RESCUE SQUAD--THEY SHOULD NOT BE SWIMMING IN LITTLE STONEY CREEK AT THE CASCADES IN GILES COUNTY PARTICULARLY IF THE WATER IS AS HIGH AS IT IS TODAY. AS THE WATER COMES ACROSS THE FALLS LITERALLY, THERE'S TONS OF WATER FORCE THAT COMES ACROSS THAT FALLS. ))
[SUPER=01-Steven Davis/Giles Rescue Squad;]
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[OUT Q=ACROSS THAT FALLS]
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[VO-NAT]

Davis says that water pressure is what pulled the man under. He also says the water there stays in the low 60's -- cold enough to cause hypothermia after only a short time. The victim was taken to Giles Memorial Hospital for observation.
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[Bath-Ax]


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[WRITER=rle]
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[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

A two year old Bath County boy has died from injuries sustained when he was hit by a car yesterday. Samuel Isaiah Salmons died at U-V-A medical Center this morning. He was hit yesterday on route 2-20 in Bath County near the town of Mitchell. State Police say the boy was under the supervision of his mother when he ran into the road. No charges have been filed.

[SCLC-Charges]


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[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=03-34 TC31:08]
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A local civil rights group is asking for a federal investigation into the Roanoke police department. The Roanoke chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference says the black community is being discriminated against.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Jeff Artis, with the S-C-L-C, says the city has overlooked a rise in gang activity in schools and low income neighborhoods.
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[SOT 09:58:47]
[IN Q=We have asked...]

((JEFF ARTIS/CHAIRMAN OF BOARD, SCLC; WE HAVE ASKED QUESTIONS OF THE ROANOKE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT. THEY DON'T WANT TO ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS. WE ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH THE ANSWERS WE HAVE GOTTEN. ALL WE'VE GOTTEN IS THE RUN-AROUND. SO WE'VE ASKED THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO COME IN AND LOOK AT THAT SITUATION. ))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/SCLC Chairman; ]
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[OUT Q=and look at that situation.]
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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The S-C-L-C is asking the U-S Department of Education and the Justice Department to conduct the investigation. City Manager Darlene Burcham declined a request for an interview, but says she has not heard from the S-C-L-C, and denies the city has used racist policies.

[WV-Sniper]


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[WRITER=tha]
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Police are cautioning residents in and around Charleston, West Virginia NOT to visit convenience stores alone.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charleston, WV; ]

The warning comes after three people were fatally shot at convenience stores last week. Police say the bullets that killed the three were fired from the same caliber and class of weapon, but have stopped short of definitively linking the crimes. William Schwab is a relative of the latest victim.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=THIS GUY IS ]

((WILLIAM SCHWAB/VICTIM'S RELATIVE; THIS GUY IS JUST ON A RAMPAGE, HE'S GOING TO TAKE ANYONE'S LIFE THAT HE WANTS TO, IT'S A GAME TO HIM, IT'S AN OH GOD COMPLEX AND HE'S GOING TO KEEP DOING THIS UNTIL HE GETS CAUGHT. ))
[SUPER=01-William Schwab/Victim's Relative; ]
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[OUT Q=UNTIL HE GETS CAUGHT. ]
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[VO-NAT]

Witnesses say a black extended cab pickup truck was seen near two of the shootings.
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[Lynchburg-Shootings]


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Police in Lynchburg say two people were shot last night. Police responded to a reported shooting near the 900 block of Floyd Street and found 18-year old Ricardo Hytower shot in the hip. A block and a half away police found 23 year old Terell MacMillan shot in the back of the head. Both were taken to Lynchburg General hospital though officers say the injuries were not life-threatening.

[Short-Fundraiser]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
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Some southside bikers strapped on their helmets to help fight crime today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

The day started at the Henry County Administration building with a bike show. Groups then rode together through Figsboro, Rocky Mount and Collinsville. The event was in honor of Jennifer Short and "children everywhere."
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[SOT 18:47:59:15]
[IN Q=I just want to show]

((TODD TURNER/ORGANIZER: I JUST WANT TO SHOW THE FAMILY THAT THIS COMMUNITY IS GONNA STICK BEHIND THEM UNTIL THIS IS DONE AND OVER WITH AND WE DON'T WANT THEM TO THINK WE'RE GOING TO FORGET HER.))
[SUPER=01-Todd Turner/Organizer;]
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[OUT Q=to forget her]
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[VO-NAT]

Organizers expected about 300 bikes and all proceeds will go to Crimestoppers.
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[SOT 18:49:04:23]
[IN Q=The Crimestopper Program]

((TIM HALL/HENRY COUNTY DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR: THE CRIMESTOPPER PROGRAM PAYS REWARDS OF UP TO 1000 DOLLARS FOR TIPS THAT LEAD TO THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF CRIMINALS AND CERTAIN CRIMES IN MARTINSVILLE/HENRY COUNTY.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Hall/Henry County Deputy Administrator;]
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[OUT Q=Martinsville-Henry County]
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[VO-NAT]

All Crimestopper tips are anonymous. Hall says 30 to 50 rewards are awarded each year.
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[FloydFest]


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The Blue Ridge Parkway is a popular place to drive on sunny weekends, but the past few days, there's been a big reason to stop in Patrick County. Jennifer Wishon has more on Floydfest-- an event many people call magic.
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[SUPER=01-Erika Johnson/FloydFest Organizer; :10]
[SUPER=01-Gregg Moneyhun/Attended FloydFest; :31]
[SUPER=01-Lowee Adotei/Kusun Ensemble; :48 ]
[SUPER=01-Nii Tetty Tetteh/Kusun Ensemble; 1:12]
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[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Patrick County]
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((BLUE GRASS MUSIC))
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Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, FloydFest is like a big front porch.
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[SOT 19:00:15:01]
[IN Q=FloydFest is magic and]

((ERIKA JOHNSON: FLOYDFEST IS MAGIC AND THAT SPREAD FROM LAST YEAR TO THIS YEAR AND WE HAVE WAY MORE PEOPLE THAN WE DID LAST YEAR AND EVERYONE IS FEELING THE LOVE AND THE CONSIDERATION AND THE COOPERATION THAT WENT INTO THE CREATION OF THIS.))
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[OUT Q=creation of this]

Organizers say thousands of people attended this year's three day festival. Some camped out, while others commuted.
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[SOT 19:19:49:17]
[IN Q=I just love being]

((GREGG MONEYHUN: I JUST LOVE BEING IN THIS BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDINGS WITH ALL THESE HAPPY PEOPLE AND LISTENING TO THE JOYFUL MUSIC.))
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[OUT Q=the joyful music]

Music performed by dozens of artists who in turn shared their talents with amateurs.
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((AFRICAN DANCE LESSONS))
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[SOT 19:09:02:17]
[IN Q=We want to teach]

((LOWEE ADOTEI: WE WANT TO TEACH YOU HOW TO DANCE AFRICAN CULTURE. THAT'S WHY WE BROUGHT THIS AFRICAN CULTURE HERE SO THAT WE CAN TEACH YOU PEOPLE SO THAT YOU KNOW HOW TO DANCE, HOW TO PLAY THE DRUMS.))
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[OUT Q=play the drums]

Mixing cultures in a place where it most likely wouldn't happen naturally was an original goal of FloydFest organizers.
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[SOT 19:14:38:10]
[IN Q=Share the good]

((NII TETTY TETTEH: SHARE THE GOOD STUFF. THAT'S ALL LIFE IS ABOUT. LET'S SHARE THE GOOD THINGS THAT WE HAVE.))
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[OUT Q=that we have]

Children were also included in the festival. Magicians and crafts kept them occupied while mom and dad jammed with the bands.
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[SOT 19:32:51:25]
[IN Q=Last year FloydFest]

((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: LAST YEAR FLOYDFEST WAS PLAGUED BY HEAVY DOWNPOURS. THIS YEAR THEY DID EXPERIENCE AN EARLY MORNING DOWNPOUR, BUT IT ONLY CLEARED TO REVEAL A BEAUTIFUL SUMMER DAY. JENNIFER WISHON, NEWS 7, PATRICK COUNTY.))
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
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More trouble for the already battered Baylor University basketball team.
Now the team's former head coach is being investigated.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus a night at the local racetrack turns deadly in North Carolina.
Those stories when News 7 returns.
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[Sports-preview]


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[OUT Q=in sports."]

((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, Micheel wins the Wannamaker. There's nothing new about Newman in Victory Lane, and we'll layout Michael Vick's rehab plans. Plus check in with both the Hokies and the Hoos two weeks away from their respective season opener's. All that and more coming your way in sports.))

[Iraq]


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A camera-man for Reuters news agency was killed today while filming near a U-S run prison on the outskirts of Baghdad.

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[VO-NAT 20:06:49]

Witnesses say 43 year old Mazen Dana was shot by soldiers on an American tank as he filmed outside the prison in western Baghdad. The prison was the scene of an attack last night that killed six Iraqis and wounded nearly 60 others. A U-S military official says American soldiers saw Dana from a distance and mistook him for an Iraqi guerrilla, so they opened fire. The investigation into the incident is still under way.
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[Baylor-Coverup]


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Secretly recorded audio tapes suggest the Baylor University basketball coach tried to cover up allegations of N-C double A violations.
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[VO-NAT]

More than three hours of tapes were made by assistant coach Abar Rouse, who turned them over to investigators on Friday. On the tapes, head coach Dave Bliss is heard telling assistant coaches and players to tell investigators that slain player Patrick Dennehy had sold drugs to pay for school.
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[IN Q=-DAVE BLISS'S ATTEMPT ]

((DRAYTON MCLANE, JR./BOARD OF REGENTS CHAIRMAN-DAVE BLISS'S ATTEMPT TO CONCEAL FROM INVESTIGATORS THE TRUTH ABOUT IMPROPRIETIES IN OUR MEN'S BASKETBALL PROGRAM REPRESENTS A PROFOUND BETRAYAL OF THE TRUST THAT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY AND OUR PLAYERS PLACED IN HIM. I'M OUTRAGED NOT ONLY BY HIS OWN DECEPTIONS BUT HIS EFFORTS TO ENLIST PLAYERS AND ASSISTANT COACHES IN THIS SCHEME.))
[SUPER=01-Drayton McLane, Jr./Board of Regents Chairman;]
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[OUT Q= IN THIS SCHEME]
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[VO-NAT]

Bliss resigned as Baylor University head basketball coach on August 8th amid allegations he paid tuition for two players -- a violation of N-C- double A rules. The McLennan County D-A will decide if the attempted cover up was illegal.
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[Track-Accident]


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[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
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A muddy racetrack in North Carolina turned deadly last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pilot, NC]


A modified Jeep crashed through a fence and into a crowd at a small-town track in Pilot, killing one woman and injuring 20 others including her 18-month old daughter.
The scene at the track about 25 miles east of Raleigh today remained littered with crushed chairs and coolers.
The mudsling events typically attract as many as two-thousand people.
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[MLK-March]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
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Saturday will mark the 40th anniversary of the March on Washington. It's a day many will never forget including a Roanoke woman, who was there when Martin Luther King Junior gave his historic speech.
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[NAT SOT 10:10:10]
[IN Q=Little black boys and little black]
((NAT SOT: LITTLE BLACK BOYS AND LITTLE BLACK GIRLS WILL BE ABLE TO JOIN HANDS WITH LITTLE WHITE BOY AND WHITE GIRLS AN

D SISTERS AND BROTHERS. I HAVE A DREAM TODAY))
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[OUT Q=dream today]
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Four decades later, the memory of that day lives on for Perneller Chubb-Wilson. But she's worried the younger generation has forgotten the sacrifices made for equality.
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[SOT 11:35:20]
[IN Q=We are losing ground slowly and surely]

((PERNELLER CHUBB-WILSON/ROANOKE SCLC PRESIDENT; WE ARE LOSING GROUND SLOWLY AND SURELY. WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE WHO ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE STRUGGLE ANYMORE. THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES ON AND WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE TRAIN OUR CHILDREN IN THE RIGHT WAY OF LIFE))
[super=01-Perneller Chubb-Wilson/Roanoke SCLC President; ]
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[OUT Q=right way of life]
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[VO-NAT - 8.5]

Wilson is organizing an event to celebrate the anniversary of the march in Washington. This is the fourth time she's done so since that historic day.
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[SOT11:31:48]
[IN Q=I don't know if we think we'll see his presence]

(( DON'T KNOW IF WE THINK WE'LL SEE HIS PRESENCE AGAIN. WHICH WE KNOW WE'LL PROBABLY SEE HIM IN THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. IT'S JUST KNOWING THAT SOMEBODY PUT THEIR LIFE ON THE LINE FOR SO MANY PEOPLE ))
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[OUT Q=for so many people]
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[TAKE ADDRESS PAGE FS #1000]


Wilson plans to take a bus load of children and adults to the anniversary event on Saturday. She says there is still room on the bus. For information you can call 540-344-7064.
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[Va-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=Profile 7]
[GRAPHIC=VA Profile]

The middle of August is always the peak of back to school shopping, but for some families getting new school clothes and notebooks is a financial drain. In this week's Virginia Profile, Myranda Stephens tells us about a Radford program that's hoping to change that.
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[IN Q=as if back to school]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michele Fields/Stay-At-Home Mom; :11]
[SUPER=01-Fran Scartelli/Program Director; :48]
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[OUT Q=news 7, radford]

(([NAT @ 4:38 what do you think, pretty cool? okay! ] [RUNS03] As if back to school shopping isn't expensive enough for one child, try multiplying that times four.
[SOT 529]

[RUNS06] ((MICHELE FIELDS/STAY-AT-HOME MOM: WITH FOUR KIDS, THE SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST FOR EACH GRADE IS VERY LONG SO IT GETS VERY EXPENSIVE 35 )) But programs like August Kids are a God send to people like Michele Fields. The program supplies kids in grades K-through-12 with new clothing and school supplies, in a department store setting.


[SOT 6:39]

[RUNS09] (( I DON'T THINK WE COULD AFFORD TO BUY THEM ANY NEW CLOTHES. MY MOM USUALLY BUY THEM AT LEAST ONE NEW OUTFIT. OTHER THAN THAT, I DON'T THINK THEY WOULD GET NEW CLOTHES. 648)) The August Kids program began in 1986 serving about 50-Radford city children. Since then, it has nearly tripled that number.
[SOT 10:45]

[RUNS14] ((FRAN SCARTELLI/PROGRAM DIRECTOR: IT'S GROWN FROM YEAR TO YEAR. WE'VE INCLUDED BOOKBAGS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES, WE STARTED THAT ABOUT SIX YEARS AGO. SO NOT ONLY DO THEY GET TWO TO THREE OUTFITS THEY GET THE SCHOOL SUPPLIES THEY GET BONUS ITEMS AND I THINK THEY HAVE FUN TOO 59)) Organizers say they hope the program will continue to grow, giving more parents like Michele, a helping hand when they need it most. [MORE NATS] Myranda Stephens, News 7, Radford.))
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[WRITER=rle]
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Don't like your daughter's boyfriends?
One mother has an idea-- hold an audition.
Her story's still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus their 1929 car survived brake problems, an electrical fire, even a blown engine.
Four-thousand miles later, members of this local team can say they survived the Great Race.
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[Great-Race]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-27 TC1:08:23]
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The Great Race was an excellent adventure for three men from western Virginia.
They covered more than four thousand miles in fourteen days, nursing a 1929 Ford Speedster along the way. Joe Dashiell has their story.
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[IN Q=Mike Metzler was tuning up]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./June; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Metzler/Driver; :16]
[SUPER=01-David Metzler/Navigator; :49]
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[OUT Q=Joe Dashiell News 7]


((Mike Metzler was tuning up for the competition when he took us for a spin in June. With son David navigating alongside, and brother in law Brian Rorrer driving a support vehicle, the team from Floyd County was soon off and running.
[SOT]
[IN Q=We were on the road]

((WE WERE ON THE ROAD FOR 14 DAYS IN ACTUAL COMPETITION. WE COVERED 4261 MILES. WE WENT THROUGH ALL KINDS OF WEATHER, TRIALS AND ADVERSITY, BUT ALL IN ALL IT WAS SOMETHING I WOULD DO AGAIN IN A HEARTBEAT. ))
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[OUT Q=I would do again in a heartbeat.]


Those trials and adversity included brake problems, a bad bearing, an electrical fire, a blown engine, and a string of late night repairs to keep the car on the road.
But the Metzlers and their 1929 Ford Model A Speedster made it to the finish line... 72nd out of 113 entries.

[SOT]
[IN Q=I expected it to be]

((I EXPECTED IT TO BE A LOT EASIER THAN IT WAS AND IT TURNED OUT TO BE A LOT MORE CHALLENGING. THE NAVIGATIONAL SKILLS REQUIRED WERE A LOT HARDER AND HAD TO REFINE WHAT I KNEW.))
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[OUT Q=had to refine what I knew.]


CTI Balloons paid the five thousand dollar entry fee, and help from fellow competitors, like the team from Coker Tire, kept them in the race.
They brought home an Ace Award for logging a perfect score on one leg, and the Never Say Die Award for successfully battling mechanical problems the rest of the way.
And while they consider the race a once in a lifetime opportunity, they're working to line up sponsors for another Great Race across America.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

[S-Extra]


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Coming up, Ryan Newman wins for the 5th time this season, while Jimmy Spencer and Kurt Busch provide post race entertainment, plus an update on Michael Vick, and Shaun Micheel raises the Wannamaker Trophy at the PGA Championship, but first tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]


Butch Davis has selected Kelly Holcomb to be the Browns starter at quarterback over Tim Couch. Holcomb is a 30 year old career backup who led Cleveland to a near playoff upset over Pittsburgh last season when Couch went down with a broken leg. Couch will make 6.2 million dollars to stand on the sidelines while Holcomb's salary is 875 thousand dollars.
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[S-PGA]


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Shaun Micheel is a Memphis resident who was playing in just his third major this week. Tonight he's headed back to the land of the Delta Blues with his name etched on the Wannamaker Trophy as the winner of the PGA Championship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rochester, NY/PGA Championship; :00]


Chad Campbell rallied from a three shot deficit with four holes to play. He knocked in this long birdie effort at 15, putting in right in the jar.
He headed to 18 trailing Micheel by one, but Micheel hit the shot of a lifetime. With a 7 iron from 175 yards out, he knocked it stiff to within 3 inches. Micheel tapped that in for a birdie and a 2 shot win at 4-under par.
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[S-Race]


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Gas mileage has been a recurring theme this Winston Cup season, and in today's GFS Marketplace 400 at Michigan Ryan Newman stretched his tank to the limit for his series leading 5th win of the season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Brooklyn, MI/TNT; :0]


We pick it up on lap 63 when Todd Bodine tried to squeeze between Kurt Busch and Kenny Wallace. But Busch got loose sending Bodine on a spin into the wall right in front of Wallace who had no place to go. Wallace's car burst into flames, but both drivers scampered away uninjured.
It was a tough day to be a Wallace. At lap 78, Rusty Wallace changes his mind about pitting, but he pulled in front of Dale Earnhardt, Junior who sustained heavy damage.
That was just the beginning for Rusty who later blew an engine and erupted into flames.
He finished 38th.
Busch led with four laps to go but ran out of gas down the stretch. Ryan Newman had a little better luck with just enough fuel to get to the finish for his third win in the past 6 races.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ryan Newman/5th Win This Season; :04]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=lead the pack."]
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[go to chyron] [go to motion]
[SUPER=#556;]
[SUPER=X5013;]
[SUPER=0106-1. Ryan Newman//2. Kevin Harvick//3. Tony Stewart//4. Greg Biffle//5. Steve Park//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-6. Robby Gordon//7. Michael Waltrip//8. Ken Schrader//9. Matt Kenseth//10. Johnny Benson//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-11. Jeff Burton//12. Elliott Sadler//13. Terry Labonte//14. Ward Burton//15. Bill Elliott//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-16. Kyle Petty//17. Mark Martin//18. Kurt Busch//19. Sterling Marlin//20. Joe Nemechek//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-21. Jeff Green//22. Mike Skinner//23. Dale Jarrett//24. Tony Raines//25. Dave Blaney//;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUTCUE=last driver."]
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[S-Fight]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-151 TC2826]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]


The action wasn't just confined to the track today, as Kurt Busch and Jimmy Spencer tangled after the checkered flag had waved.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Brooklyn, MI/TNT; :00]


The two made contact during the race and the long running feud between the two flared up again when Spencer rammed Busch on pit road and allegedly punched him through the driver's side window.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jack Roush/Kurt Busch's Car Owner; :00]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=had his way with him."]
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[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-148 TC14622]
[GRAPHIC=Mike Vick]


Michael Vick had his broken right leg placed in a cast late last night, and he is not scheduled for surgery at this point. He'll miss at least six weeks, which would include the first four games of the regular season. But Vick could be out as many as ten weeks depending on how well the bone heals. Today Dan Reeves and the Falcons staff weighed in on the loss.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dan Reeves/Falcons Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Andrew Bishop/Falcons Team Physician; :27]
[RUNS=:34]
[OUT Q=require surgical intervention."]
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-153 TC2538]
[GRAPHIC=Tech]


The Virginia Tech Hokies have wrapped up their first full week of practice in pads, and the second scrimmage of the preseason is set for Tuesday. The season opener with Central Florida is exactly two weeks away. There's plenty of work to be done between now and then.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Hokies Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:33]
[OUT Q=our challenge right now."]
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[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-156]
[GRAPHIC=UVA]


The Virginia Cavaliers are also dealing with a wealth of great expectations, but the Hoos are clearly grounded with the season opener against Duke, just 13 days away.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/Cavaliers Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=very good season."]

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