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Coming up on News 7-
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The horses are off and running, but will a local off track better parlor be on track too?
A fatal shark attack- a woman is killed while swimming.
and it's not American idol, but Arab Idol. You'll never guess what happens when fans don't like the results.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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Off- track betting parlors... They're in locations around Virginia-- but how would voters in Vinton feel about one in their town?
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[Vinton-Betting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Colonial Downs operates off- track betting parlors in several locations around the state. Now, the company wants to build a center in Southwest Virginia.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa /NEwsroom;]

Teresa Hamilton has been looking into the proposal and joins us now with details. Jean, if Colonial Downs is able to open the facility-- it would be the company's first in southwest Virginia.
[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]

The company says it will bring in revenue for the town along with 50 new jobs and support for Virginia's horse industry, but opponents say the benefits don't outweigh the risk.
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[IN Q=It brings in ]
[SUPER=01-Brandon Bell/(R) State Senate Candidate; :00]
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(( IT BRINGS IN AN ELEMENT THAT WOULD NOT BE CONDUCIVE TO THE GOOD COMMUNITIES THAT WE HAVE. )) [runs07]
[out q= that we have. ]

Republican State Senate Candidate Brandon Bell found out that Colonial Downs wanted to locate in Vinton just a few days ago. Supporters say the facilities are essentially sports bars where patrons can wager on live horse races simulcast from all over the country. But Bell sees trouble.
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((BRANDON BELL: THAT'S THE REASON I'M HERE, I'VE GOT A CONCERN I WANT OTHER LAWMAKERS TO JOIN ME THIS IS NOT A ONE SIDE OR THE OTHER POLITICAL ISLE I THINK WE SHOULD ALL STEP FORWARD AND SAY THIS IS WRONG FOR OUR VALLEY, WE DON'T WANT OT SEE IT AND WE SHALL ALL REJECT IT TO THAT DEGREE. )) [runs15]
[OUT Q= THAT DEGREE.]

Bell says the parlors could lead to gambling and addiction problems-- But at least one business owner we spoke with disagrees and plans to let Colonial Downs use his business to collect signatures to get the issue on the November ballot.
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(( WALLACE CUNDIFF/BUSINESS OWNER: I WILL LET IT BE HERE, FOR THOSE WHO ARE HERE AND WANT TO SIGN IT.))
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[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Newsroom]

In order to get on the ballot, Colonial Downs will need signatures from 5 percent of Vinton's registered voters. That's about 225 people.
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEan & Teresa /Newsroom;]

Jean, the company hopes to gather the necessary signatures by early September.

[Iraq-Bombing]


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President Bush is calling the suicide bombers who set off an explosion today in Baghdad- enemies of the civilized world.
The attack was not aimed directly at the U-S but at the United Nations.
As Drew Levinson reports it killed 20 people including the top U-N envoy assigned there.
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[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq; :00]
[SUPER=01-Paul Bremer/U. S. Administrator for Iraq; :41]
[SUPER=@Levinson1; :49]
[SUPER=01-Adolfo Zinser/Mexican Ambassador to the U. N.; :59]
[Super=01-Fred Eckhard/Spokesman for U. N. Secretary General; 1:09]
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((INSIDE BAGHDAD'S DEVASTATED U.N. HEADQUARTERS, IT WAS CHAOS. MEN AND WOMEN -- THERE TO HELP RESTORE PEACE -- BECAME THE TARGETS OF A BRUTAL AND BLOODY ATTACK. A SUICIDE BOMBER MANAGED TO MANEUVER A CEMENT TRUCK -- PACKED WITH EXPLOSIVES -- INTO A NEARBY DRIVEWAY. IRONICALLY, THE BLAST WENT OFF DURING A U.N. PRESS CONFERENCE ABOUT CONFISCATING WEAPONS. AMONG THE DEAD THE TOP U.N. ENVOY IN IRAQ -- SERGIO VIEIRA DE MELLO. SOME OFFICIALS SAY THE 55-YEAR OLD BRAZILIAN DIPLOMAT MAY HAVE BEEN THE TARGET. PAUL BREMER/ US ADMINISTRATOR FOR IRAQ: "The truck was parked in such a place here in front of the building that it had to affect his office." DREW LEVINSON/CBS NEWS: VIEIRA DE MELLO WAS HIGHLY RESPECTED AS A CHAMPION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS. HERE AT THE UNITED NATIONS, COLLEAGUES REMEMBERED THE MAN WHO TOOK ON THE U.N.'S TOUGHEST ASSIGNMENT. ADOLFO ZINSER/MEXICAN AMBASSADOR TO THE U.N.: "We know the spirit, the vision, the optimism, the courage, the energy of Sergio will remain in Iraq." FRED ECKHARD/SPOKESMAN FOR U.N. SECRETARY GENERAL, KOFI ANNAN: "Those who killed him have committed a crime, not only against the United Nations but against Iraq itself." JUST WHO DID IT -- IS STILL A BIG QUESTION. BUT U.S. AUTHORITIES SAY THEY HAVE THREE GROUPS HIGH ON THEIR LIST ... MEMBERS OF SADDAM'S REGIME ... FOREIGN FIGHTERS ... OR A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

[Iraq-Allen]


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Senator George Allen says the U-S must not let today's terrorism derail humanitarian efforts to rebuild Iraq.
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((SENATOR GEORGE ALLEN-IT SHOULD JUST MAKE US EVEN MORE RESOLVED THOUGH THAT THESE TYPE OF VILE, HATE-FILLED PEOPLE CANNOT PREVAIL. FREEDOM AND JUSTICE MUST ENDURE.))
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Allen also said he would like to see the United Nations and NATO have a larger role in Iraq, whether it be to distribute humanitarian aid or as part of the security force.

[Jerusalem-Bombing]


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Another blast in the Middle East today. A suicide bomber set off explosives on a crowded bus in Jerusalem killing at least 18 people and wounding more than 100.
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Officials say five of the dead and 40 of the wounded are children. The extra long bus was filled with Jewish worshippers returning from prayers.
Rescue workers say counting the dead was difficult because there were so many body parts scattered along the street.

Two rival Palestinian terrorist groups claimed responsibility. In response, Israel has frozen all contacts with the Palestinian Authority, and has stopped the planned handover of two West Bank towns to Palestinian control.
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Flash flooding has swamped parts of Las Vegas this evening.
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Summer storms dumped three inches of rain in parts of Northwest Las Vegas, flooding many streets and stranding many people in their cars.
Helicopters have been plucking people out of the water.
Some three-thousand customers are without power.
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[WV-Sniper]


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The search goes on in West Virginia - the FBI and local Authorities are trying to solve a series of sniper killings.
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There has been speculation that these killings were copycat crimes of last years sniper shootings in Maryland and Virginia. Now investigators are looking into another possibility -- that they're drug related.
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((PHIL MORRIS/KANAWHA CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.-THE PEOPLE IN CAMPBELL CREEK HAVE INFORMED US THAT THIS MAY BE DRUG RELATED.))
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Law enforcement is concentrating much of its effort in Cambell's Creek, a few miles outside of Charleston -- one person was killed at this gas station -- two others were killed nearby. A witness at one of the crime scenes reported seeing a dark colored truck similar to these. Detectives say the person may live in the area because an "out-of - towner" would not end up at gas stations so far off the main route. The killings started last week -- three victims -- all shot in the head or neck.
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[Radford-Streets]


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Construction in the New River Valley could cause some problems for returning college students.
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[SUPER=03-Radford;]

East Main Street has been closed because of construction since May. But Radford University officials say they plan to TEMPORARILY reopen the road this Friday and Saturday, while students move in. The work is meant to improve safety- the parking lot is being rebuilt so students won't have to cross the street to get to class.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Near Virginia Tech, V-Dot officials say bridge work along Prices Fork in Blacksburg should be finished in time for student move-in there tomorrow. Although they do warn drivers to expect delays.
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((DAVID CLARKE/VDOT: IF YOU COULD AVOID 81 AT LEAST SOUTHBOUND FOR A LOT OF THE TIME OR JUST LEAVE EARLY BECAUSE IT'S JUST GOING TO BE CONGESTED ON 81.))
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Classes at both Radford and Tech begin Monday.
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[Longwood]


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A happy start to the school year at Longwood University, where faculty and staff today dedicated the new Grainger (GRAIN-jer) Hall. It replaces the old building that burned in April of 2001.
Grainger is the first of four Longwood structures to be rebuilt. It houses classrooms and offices, all wired for high technology.
Construction on the Ruffner Halls and the Rotunda should be finished in 2005.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Federal help is on the way for laid-off Pillowtex workers. But is it too little, too late?
More on that next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus Andrew Jackson gets a makeover.
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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 heat of August gets things stirred up for the second straight night - this time we're in the Giants' camp. A big time gathering in Buena Vista tonight brings former ACC commissioner Gene Corrigan to town. Franklin County is in the Friday Football Extra spotlight. Plus, the Avs keep rolling at home tonight on the Big 7.))

[Allen-Goode]


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Laid-off Pillowtex workers are getting some much needed help from Washington.
Today, U.S. Senator George Allen announced millions of dollars in emergency aid.
Justin McLeod has the details from Henry County.
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((((NAT SOUND OF SENATOR TALKING))
That quickness has produced a 3.2 million dollar national emergency grant.
It will directly benefit the thousand Pillowtex workers who lost their jobs here in Virginia.
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((SENATOR GEORGE ALLEN: WHAT THIS DOES IS SEND.....BUT THEY WILL GET HELP.)) [Runs08]
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That will help will include money for retraining, childcare costs, and college tutition.
Laid off Pillowtex workers can visit Virginia Employment Commission offices as early as next week to apply for the assistance.
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((JERRY HAIRSTON/FORMER PILLOWTEX WORKER: I THINK ITS A BIG STEP.....OVER THE HUMP.)) [Runs05]
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((NAT SOUND OF WORKER TALKING AT MEETING))
Laid off workers still have a lot of concerns despite this federal grant.
Some are having trouble paying among other things their electric and medical bills.
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((GEORGIA HAIRSTON: THERE IS THIS ONE WOMAN......IS ABOUT TO RUN OUT.)) [Runs13]
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: WORKERS ALSO TELL US THEY ARE HAVING TROUBLE PAYING THEIR MORTGAGES. SENATOR ALLEN SPONSPORED A BILL LAST YEAR THAT WOULD PROVIDE LOW INTEREST LOANS TO LAID OFF WORKERS SO THEY CAN HELP MAKE THEIR HOUSE PAYMENT. THE BILL FAILED BUT SENATOR ALLEN SAYS HE'LL INTRODUCE AGAIN NEXT SESSION. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7, HENRY COUNTY.))))

[Edwards]


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North Carolina Senator John Edwards says he understands rural Virginia's economic problems.
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Edwards campaigned for a second day in the Old Dominion.
He criticized President Bush today on the issues of job creation and civil rights.
And he says he is the best candidate for Virginians.
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[OUT Q=ECONOMIC PLAN FOR THOSE COMMUNITIES.]
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Edwards will face the other Democratic candidates in the state's presidential primary on February tenth.
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[Horse-Nile]


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West Nile Virus hit home this summer at a Botetourt County farm.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Two weeks ago, Slocum's Appaloosa Ranch lost a 22-year-old mare named Hope.
It was Southwest Virginia's first case of West Nile in a horse this year.
The ranch's owners quickly vaccinated all 108 remaining horses.
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[SOT 2:40:35 cover first part of bite]

(( HOPE GAVE HER LIFE FOR THE REST OF THE HORSES. ))
[SOT 2:40:45 on camera]

(( AND IF IT WASN'T FOR HER, NOBODY WOULD HAVE KNOWN ANYTHING AND IT COULD HAVE BEEN A LOT WORSE. ))
[SUPER=01-Marilyn Slocum/Slocum's Appaloosa Ranch; :03 QUICK!]
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[OUT Q=a lot worse.]
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Donations from students, boarders and employees are helping pay the 45-hundred dollar cost of vaccinating the horses.
The Slocums are also following the health department's recommendations -- trying to change trough water more often and using larvicide in standing pools of water, where mosquitos breed.
So far, 13 horses in Virginia have contracted West Nile.
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[New-20]


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It's a greenback but it'll soon show some other colors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fort Worth, TX]


It is the new twenty dollar bill.
In about two months the greenback will have some peach and blue with small yellow twenties in the background.
A Texas plant printed the 100 millionth note today.
The printers enhanced Andrew Jackson's portrait and added color shifting ink and a security thread to foil counterfeiters.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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You think folks got excited about American Idol? Wait till you hear what happened after the arab version.
That's still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus a deadly attack off the coast of California. Experts believe it's the work of a shark.
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[Shark-Attack]


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An apparent fatal shark attack off the California Coast today.
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[SUPER=03-Avila Beach, CA]


The woman in her fifties was swimming about 75 yards off shore when she was attacked.
Authorities say the wounds are consistent with a shark attack.
Friends screamed for help and lifeguards rushed to the water pulling her woman out-
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((JUST A BUNCH OF BLOOD. I GET RIGHT ON THE PHONE AND CALL 911 AND A BUNCH OF LOCAL LIFEGUARDS COME OUT AND DRAG HER IN. SHE WAS BLEEDING. IT WAS BAD.)) [NO SUPER]
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[OUT Q=it was bad.]
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[vo-nat 11 plus pad]
Fatal shark attacks are rare. There have been only nine fatal shark bites in California since the 1950's.
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[Blue-Lobster]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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When someone has a sunburn we often say they look like a lobster.. but not this lobster.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Castle, NH]


It's BLUE.
A commercial fisherman caught the blue lobster over the weekend.
The rare crustacean was found off of New Hampshire.
It won't end up on the dinner table though. Instead, it has a new home at the Sea-coast science center.
The chance of catching a blue lobster is about one in two million.
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[S-Extra]


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The Avs wins a pair tonight. The New York Giants were scrapping in pracitce today. We'll check in with Franklin County and a big event tonight in Buena Vista. But first your Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/YES; :00]

The Yankees and Royals two of baseball's divisional leaders in the AL hooked up again tonight in New York with Alphonso Soriano committing two errors in the 7th inning along to allow two Royals runs to come home. But Soriano would make it for it two innings later with an unassisted double play to close out the game. He also hit a homer as New York wins it 6-to-3.
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[S-Avs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Avalanche and Winston-Salem hooked up at Salem Memorial for a double header this evening.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Warthogs vs. Avalanche; :00]

Big fries for a small fry tonight as the Avs looked to also chew up the Warthogs one more time. In game one - the game is scoreless in the 5th when Todd Self walks to load the bases. Brooks Conrad would them come through with a single into right field that chases home two runs. Mike Rodriguez and Brandon Caraway score. It's 2-to-nothing. It would stay that way even thought the Hogs threatened in the
[super=37-Winston-Salem/1/Salem/2;]

7th. John Lackaff singles to right to score Normand Martel. But Salem hangs on to win it 2-to-1.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
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That was the Warthogs 8th straight loss. In the nightcap Salem won again 7 to 5.

[S-Lions]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-155 1813TC]
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The football teams from Rockbridge County and Parry McCluer gathered together tonight at Glen Maury Park in Buena Vista - for something other than a scrimmage.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :00]

Players from both sides were guests of the Lexington and Buena Vista Lions Clubs. The teams shared a meal along with members of the community including some of the best players and coaches to ever come out of the region.
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[IN Q=THEY PLAY...]
[SUPER=01-Bob Williams/198 Career Wins at Parry McCluer; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joe Downing/Parry McCluer Head Coach 1958-1960; :12]
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[OUT Q=...IN ATHLETICS."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] Those in attendance also got to mingle with the evening's featured guest - Gene Corrigan the former athletic director at UVa, Notre Dame and W&L - who has plenty of roots in Rockbridge County.
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[IN Q=I CAN REMEMBER...]
[SUPER=01-Gene Corrigan/Former UVa, W&L and Notre Dame AD; :00]
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[OUT Q=...Parry McCluer high school."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] Corrigan says he's pleased the way the ACC expansion unfolded and thinks Tech will be a tremendous member.
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[IN Q=I HAD...]
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[OUT Q=....HUGE, HUGE INCREASE."]
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[vo nat con't] The newest football team in the community - the one from Southern Virginia University also took part in the festivities.
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[S-Eagles]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-150 TC3154]
[GRAPHIC=Friday Football Extra]


The Franklin County football team is hoping to duplicate or even better last year's 9-and-2 campaign.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount; :00]


Head Coach Billy Miles returns virtually everybody from that squad and the expectations in Rocky Mount are thru the roof. But the defending Western Valley District champs aren't ready to rest on their laurels.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Billy Miles/Eagles Head Coach; :02]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Brooks/Eagles Quarterback; :16]
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[OUT Q=win it again this year."]
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[VO-NAT]


The Eagles schedule received a facelift with three brand new opponents.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 13078] And keep in mind our 20th anniversary preseason special is this Friday night at 7pm until 8. We are turning back the clock and looking forward as review some of the best video of past and give you a chance to win a pair of Virginia Tech football season tickets for this season. So, be watching this Friday night at 7 - right here on Your Hometown Station.
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[S-Break]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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[GRAPHIC=Michael Vick]


Atlanta QB Michael Vick broke his silence about his broken leg and met the media today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :00]


Vick entered the news conference on crutches and said, that when he returns in hopefully six weeks, there will be no difference.
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[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/Out for Six Weeks; :00]
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[OUT Q=......let myself heel"]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Saturday;]


Doctors must wait 10 days to two weeks before re-examining Vick for ligament damage that would require surgery. There have been questions as to whether Vick was wearing the correct cleats on the new Georgia Dome FieldTurf. He did wear a right ankle brace for the game for the first time.
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[S-Giants]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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The New York Giants campers got a little testy today and as a result so did their teacher Jim Fassel.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Albany, NY; :00]

First fullback Charles Stackhouse in the blue and linebacker Dhani Jones got into a wrestling match in the red zone. After the rolling around ended Stackhouse threw a wild punch that the coach wasn't too wild about. He went then over got in Stackhouse's face and ordered him to sit out. When Stackhouse turned away Fassel picked up the player's helmet and threw it at the back of his legs and told his to run two laps. Later Darnell Dinkins and Wayne Lucier got into it. There was another scuffle and then a midfield meeting in which Fassel warned the team that the next player to fight was being sent home.
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[Arab-Idol]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you think Americans get really fired up over the TV show American Idol- you havent' seen anything yet.
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[VO-NAT 04.5]
[SUPER=04-Future TV]


Across the globe people are going wild over an Arab version.
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[VO-NAT]


Listen to this, when a 19 year old Jordanian woman won the competition some fans rushed into Jordan's streets to celebrate- but others- angry over the outcome turned violent.
Just one week earlier during the semi finals, fans began throwing objects when a Lebanese contestant was elminated and tons of people took to Lebanon's streets in protest. (------------)