[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

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[WRITER=jja]
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A shooting in Blue Ridge tonight- a suspect is still at large.
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[VO-NAT]


New rules are about to take place for Smith Mountain lake residents.
Plus the work goes on into the night on a water main break.
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[Talent=Jean]


Ands the latest national and state SAT scores.
Plus have you seen Mars lately?
News 7 at Eleven is next.

[Boty-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A shooting in Botetourt County tonight- one man is dead and tonight Sheriff's deputies are trying to track down the suspect.
The shooting happened at the Willow Brook Trailer park in Blue Ridge at about 7:45 tonight.
We don't know many details about exactly what led up to the shooting- other than that a man who lived in the trailer is dead from a gunshot wound.
The suspect is on the run. Sheriff's officials say they have the suspect's name but they're not releasing that information at this time.

[Bennett]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-22 TC1:57:28]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]

[***ANCHOR TAG****]
It's been more than a year since a Franklin County native was found murdered in North Carolina- and her killer still has not been caught.
As Justin McLeod reports, Stephanie Bennett's father is now offering a hefty reward to help catch his daughter's killer.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :07]
[SUPER=01-Carmon Bennett/Stephanie's Father; :17]
[SUPER=01-Amanda Scott/Stephanie's Friend; :41]
[SUPER=01-Christina Thompson/Stephanie's Friend; 1:23]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:28]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF FATHER TALKING AT 1:29 SAYING "STEPHANIE WAS SUCH A WONDERFUL YOUNG LADY, SO KIND, SO GENTLE, SO LOVING."))
Holding back tears and surrounded by family and friends, Stephanie Bennett's father came forward Tuesday afternoon to say it's time to catch a killer.
[SOT 2:08]
[IN Q=We feel we must]

((CARMON BENNETT/STEPHANIE'S FATHER: WE FEEL WE MUST DO ALL THAT WE CAN TO SEE THAT JUSTICE IS DONE FOR STEPHANIE AND ALL OF US SUFFERED FROM HER MURDER.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=from her murder]


That murder took place on May 21st 2002.
That's when police found the 23 year old dead in her Raleigh North Carolina apartment.
Investigators say she was strangled.
Since that time, there have been more questions than answers.
[SOT 11:00]
[IN Q=Not a day goes by]

((AMANDA SCOTT/STEPHANIE'S FRIEND: NOT A DAY GOES BY THAT I DON'T THINK HE IS GOING TO GET CAUGHT AND SO THAT'S WHAT KEEPS ME GOING IS KNOWING ONE DAY HE WILL.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=day he will]


Stephanie's dad hopes that day comes soon, now that he's offering a one hundred thousand dollar reward for any information that leads to an arrest and conviction.
Police have told the family someone out there knows something.
[SOT 3:39]
[IN Q=We are not wealthy]

((CARMON BENNETT/STEPHANIE'S FATHER: WE ARE NOT WEALTHY PEOPLE BUT JUSTICE FOR STEPHANIE AND THE PEACE OF MIND THAT NO OTHER FAMILY WILL HAVE TO ENDURE WHAT WE HAVE DURING THE PAST 506 DAYS ARE WORTH THE MONEY WE'RE OFFERING.)) [Runs12]
[OUT Q=we're offering]


This is in addition to the 10-thousand dollar reward the state of North Carolina is offering in this case.
Family and friends say it's money well spent.
[SOT 9:16]
[IN Q=It just doesn't seem fair]

((CHRISTINA THOMPSON/STEPHNAIE'S FRIEND: IT JUST DOESN'T SEEM FAIR THAT SOMEBODY GOT TAKEN AWAY FROM US THAT WAS VERY SPECIAL AND SUCH AT A YOUNG AGE.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=at a young age]
[SOT 2:12:18]
[IN Q=Officers from the Raleigh]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: OFFICERS FROM THE RALEIGH POLICE DEPARTMENT WERE ON HAND FOR THE ANNOUNCEMENT BUT THEY DECLINED TO GO ON CAMERA TO DISCUSS THE CASE. THE LEAD INVESTIGATOR DID HOWEVER SAY HE BELIEVES STEPHANIE'S MURDER WILL EVENTUALLY BE SOLVED. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.)) [Runs13]
[OUT Q=be solved]))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


Stephanie was a graduate of Roanoke College.
Her family has raised more than 48-thousand dollars for a scholarship in her name.
It will be awarded to a Franklin County high school graduate who plans to attend Roanoke College.

[Reid]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-34 TC35:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An appeals court says the death sentence of a Montgomery County man should stand.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/File Tape]


James Reid was sentenced to death for the 1996 beating and stabbing death of 80-year old Annie Lester.
A three-judge panel of the Fourth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously rejected Reid's claims that his lawyers were ineffective and that the trial judge refused to consider evidence about his mental condition.
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[Water-Main]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=93028 TC1:08:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The work to fix a water main break in Roanoke is almost done.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Crews have been working much of the day to repair the break under Orange Avenue near Gus Nicks Boulevard.
Workers say they've now repaired the break, but they're still waiting for the street to be re-paved.
No word on when that might happen.
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[DC-Weather]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-27 TC1:23:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


At least 50-thousand customers in Northern Virginia are in the dark tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


Severe thunderstorms tore through the area this afternoon bringing down power lines and trees and closing parts of the Capitol Beltway.
Another 79-thousand customers in Maryland are also without power.
Crews say they'll be working through the night to get the lights back on.
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[Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
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[GRAPHIC=School Info.]


There's plenty of power, but too much heat for some schools in our area.
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
Bland County schools will dismiss at 1:00 tomorrow.
In Henry County, Elementary students will go home at noon. Middle School students will leave at 12:45. And High School students will be dismissed at 1:00 tomorrow.
And in Martinsville, Druid Hills and Patrick Henry Elementaries will send students home at 12:30.
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[Shuttle-Report]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=columbia Invest.]


Another space shuttle disaster could happen IF NASA doesn't clean up its act.
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[VO-NAT 15]
[SUPER=03-Cape Canaveral, FL/January 2003]


That's the finding of a seven month investigation on the Space Shuttle Columbia catastrophe.
The investigative board says foam hitting the shuttle on take off caused the accident- and it says NASA could've done more to prevent it.
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[SOT 15]

((ADM. HAL GEHMAN/INVESTIGATIVE BOARD: THE ACTIVE LEADERSHIP IS GOING TO HAVE TO DRIVE THE BAD CULTURE OUT OF THE ORGANIZATION.))
[SUPER=01-Adm. Hal Gehman/Investigative Board;]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=OF THE ORGANIZATION.]
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[VO-NAT 23]


The board says it is a culture of self preservation over safety.
Top brass concluded the foam strike wasn't serious. It had happened before.
Mid level engineers tried three times to warn .. it was.
The board says the lax attitude from NASA top guns kept it from getting satellite photos of Columbia that would have shown the fatal damage on the craft's left wing.
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[SOT 1:18]

((SEAN O'KEEFE/NASA ADMINISTRATOR; OUR FIRST STEP MUST BE TO ACCEPT THE FINDINGS AND COMPLY WTIH THE RECOMMENDATIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Sean O'Keefe/NASA Administrator;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=with the recommendations.]
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[Vo-Nat 09 plus pad]
O'Keefe says some of the recommendations are already in effect.
The report also says Washington bears some of the blame forcutting the space budget.
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[Commuter-Crash]


[ANCHOR=jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


The search is on for two pilots whose plane crashed off of Cape Cod this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Off Cape Cod, MA]


The rescue effort for dive teams has now turned into a body recovery.
Witnesses say they saw the tail of the plane shudder shortly after take off from Hyannis- The Beech 1900 D was supposed to be heading to Albany, New York.
The 19 seater belonged to Colgan Air based in Manassas.
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[Stadium-Construction]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-25 TC2:02:01]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Crews starting construction on a new stadium-amphitheater in Roanoke unearthed an old headache.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


As the workers began excavating the site, they uncovered five 55-gallon drums believed to be related to a hazardous waste violation years ago.
The barrels contained soil and a yellow substance.
They're being tested, but city officials say they don't believe they're hazardous.
[SUPER=04-1998;]


The new stadium site is right next to the Public Works Service Center, where more than a-thousand barrels were found illegally buried six years ago.
Only 58 of them contained hazardous waste.
The city spent more than a million dollars on fines and cleanup.
The latest barrels were found in what WILL become a parking lot for the new stadium.
City officials say the discovery does NOT affect construction plans.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


High school students often take heat over tests, but they're getting good news with the latest round of SAT's.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus side-impact airbags are saving more lives.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=...in sports"]
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[Side-Airbags]


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


Most cars now have not only front air bags, but side impact airbags too.. so how much do these side airbags really matter?
As Julie Vallese reports new data shows they're saving lives.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Susan Ferguson/Insurance Institute for Highway Safety; :17]
[SUPER=01-Julie Vallese/Reporting; :57]
[SUPER=01-Dan Johnston/Volvo of North America; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=I'm Julie Vallese.]

((ANTI-LOCK BRAKES, STRONGER PASSENGER COMPARTMENTS AND AIRBAGS ALL TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES MAKING CARS SAFER THAN EVER BEFORE. AND NOW THE FIRST STUDY OF REAL WORLD SIDE IMPACT CRASHES SHOWING SIDE IMPACT AIRBAGS ARE SAVING LIVES ON THE ROAD. Susan Ferguson/Institute for Highway Safety: We found a pretty dramatic reduction in driver deaths in these crashes. About a 45% reduction in driver deaths with vehicles that have side impact air bags to protect the head. AIRBAGS THAT PROTECT JUST THE TORSO PROVIDE ABOUT A 10% REDUCTION IN ACCIDENT DEATHS, ACCORDING TO RESEARCHERS. THE DRIVER OF THIS 1993 PONTIAC, BUILT BEFORE SIDE IMPACT AIRBAGS WERE AVAILABLE, DIED WHEN A PICKUP TRUCK STRUCK THE VEHICLE. BUT THE DRIVER OF THIS 2001 DODGE -- WITH HEAD PROTECTING BAGS -- SURVIVED.
--sot--

When you're hit in the side with a high riding vehicle such as a pickup or SUV your chances of dying in a side impact crash are much higher. Julie Vallese/reporting:
In the mid 90's, Volvo was first to market with torso protecting airbags; but as technology advanced, so did Volvo ---

adding head protecting airbags in all of its cars. Dan Johnston/Volvo of North America: We take a very aggressive position about including safety in our vehicles as technology matures and becomes available to us then we put it into the cars. TODAY, ABOUT 40 PERCENT OF ALL VEHICLES OFFER HEAD PROTECTING SIDE AIRBAGS, LEADING RESEARCHERS TO PREDICT THE NUMBER OF DEATHS IN SIDE IMPACT COLLISIONS WILL SOON COME DOWN FROM ITS PRESENT LEVEL OF ABOUT 9,000 PER YEAR. IN WASHINGTON I'M JULIE VALLESE .))

[Bush-Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]


President Bush is making no apologies for his Iraq policy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO]


He told the American Legion in St. Louis that Iraq is a point of testing in the war on terror.
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[SOT 10]
[IN Q=]

((PRESIDENT BUSH: IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN WE GAVE AN ULTIMATUM TO TERRORIST REGIMES AND THOSE REGIMES CHOSE DEFIANCE AND THOSE REGIMES ARE NO MORE.))
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=are no more.]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[Super=03-Baquoba, Iraq;]


Meanwhile two more soldiers died in Iraq today- pushing the "post-war" death toll higher than the one during the major combat.
Today hundreds of U-S troops focused on crushing a crime ring. They swept through a town north of Iraq.
They arrested two dozen gang members but the leader got away.
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[SAT]


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


Test taking isn't always fun, but young people taking the SAT's are doing better now than they have in years.
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[VO-NAT 15.5]


National Math scores averaged 519- which is a 35 year high.
Verbal scores averaged 507- the highest in 15 years.
The standardized tests administered by the College board are graded on a scale ranging from 200 to 800 points- 800 being a perfect score.
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[SOT 40]
[IN Q=]

((GASTON CAPERTON/COLLEGE BOARD PRESIDENT: WE THINK THIS INCREASE IN MATH SCORES CAN BEST BE DETERMINED BY THE FACT THAT 45 PERCENT OF COLLEGE BOUND SENIORS TOO PRE CALCULUS THAT'S UP 12 PERCENT IN LAST TEN YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Gaston Caperton/College Board President;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=IN THE LAST TEN YEARS.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Caperton fears cuts in education budgets at both the state and federal level will hurt future progress.

[SAT-scores]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-31 TC1:08:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Here in Virginia, SAT scores are going up.
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[VO-NAT :16]
[SUPER=@file]


Seniors in the state improved their average S-A-T score by four points on both the verbal and math portions.
Virginia high school students scored above the national average in verbal.
But the state's average S-A-T score in math is nine points below the national mean.
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[SOT 13:10:07]
[IN Q=CLEARLY IT'S NOT ACCEPTABLE]

((CHARLES PYLE/VA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: CLEARLY ITS NOT ACCEPTABLE. WE WANT VIRGINIA STUDENTS TO SCORE ABOVE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE. IF YOU LOOK AT THE TREND OVER TIME SINCE 1998 WITH AN ELEVEN POINT INCREASE IN MATHEMATICS ON THE SAT, WE'RE HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. ))
[SUPER=01-Charles Pyle/Va. Dept. of Education]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.]
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[VO-NAT]


Despite the overall trend, S-A-T scores are not improving in all parts of the state.
In Roanoke City schools, students' math scores were unchanged.
But the average S-A-T verbal score dropped by 15 points.
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[Shoreline-management]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-21 TC1:56:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The shoreline management plan for Smith Mountain Lake is just days away from taking effect.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Smith Mt. Lake/Last Week]


Today, a steering committee assisting American Electric Power with the document met to finalize the plan, which will govern how the lake is maintained and developed.
Guidelines for beaches, rip-rap, fees and removing debris were among the main concerns addressed today.
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[SOT 00:01:48]
[IN Q=I think]
[SUPER=01-Bill Rolfe/Bedford Co. Administrator]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=it's not going to please everybody.]
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[VO-NAT]


A-E-P will begin enforcing the plan next Tuesday, but it must still gain final approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
In all, A-E-P says it recorded more than 200 comments during the public comment period and that about 60- percent favored going ahead with a plan.
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[TAKE WDBJ WEBPAGE FS]
If you would like to look at the final A-E-P document, it will be made available to the public online this Friday. You can find a link to the plan on our homepage at WDBJ7-dot-com.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


The heat is on, and staying on.
Robin Reed's forecast is still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus new discoveries about the birth of Virginia are unearthed along the James River.
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[Commercial]

[L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-23 TC1:55:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Finding the money to pay its police officers better is one of the goals of a two-day retreat for Lynchburg's city council.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Council members are spending today and tomorrow talking with city staff about budget priorities and potential financial problems down the road.
Lynchburg's police officers have been lobbying heavily for a better starting pay and more equitable pay system for veteran officers.
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[SOT 12:06:17]
[IN Q=I think when]

((ROBERT GARBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I THINK WHEN WE'RE LOSING POLICE OFFICERS IN THE WAKE OF 9-11, THEY'RE GOING TO DIFFERENT PLACES FOR EMPLOYMENT, WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE BEING TRAINED BY THE CITY LEAVING AND WE HAVE TRAIN NEW PEOPLE AND THAT'S A BIG COST TO THE CITY THAT WE NEED TO LOOK AT.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Garber/Lynchburg Council Member]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=we need to look at.]
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[VO-NAT]


Council is also looking at whether the city should continue to provide funding to non-profit agencies that provide essential services.
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[Jamestown]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-30 TC1:35:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's been a busy summer for achaeologists at the birthplace of Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jamestown]


Thanks to recent discoveries, scientists now have a new vision of the fort at Jamestown.
It's actually smaller than they thought-- about one-point-one acres.
The work's unfolded right in front of visitors' eyes.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The fact that]

((WILLIAM KELSO/JAMESTOWN REDISCOVERY PROJECT; THE FACT THAT WE'RE DISCOVERING WHEN VISITORS ARE ACTUALLY HERE SOME MORE FACTS ABOUT JAMESTOWN SEEMS TO BE A MOST EXCITING EXPERIENCE TO ANYONE THAT VISITS.))
[SUPER=01-William Kelso/Jamestown Rediscovery Project; ]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=anyone that visits.]
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[VO-NAT]


Kelso said he hopes to remap Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America.
This summer, achaeologists also uncovered a moat that later was used as a trash pit and is stuffed with objects discarded by early settlers.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=extra]
[GRAPHIC=none]


NFL cuts to talk about, Major League Baseball and college football notes from Blacksburg and Charlottesville, but first our Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Flushing Meadows, NY/USA; :00]

The U.S. Open tennis championships rolled on today and Michael Chang ended his career. Chang fell to Chile's Fernando Gonzales 6-3, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 in a first round defeat. Chang leaves the game after a 16 year career. The 31 year old won 31 singles titles and became the youngest player on the men's circuit to win a grand slam when he captured the French Open title at 17 back in 1989.
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[S-loaiza]


[ANCHOR=STEVE]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-155 25:58]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


We start on the diamond. Estaban Loaiza played for the old Salem Buccaneers in the early 90's. He's now the American League's winningest pitcher this season and is the front runner for the AL Cy Young award.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/YES; :00]


Tonight the former Buccaneer recorded perhaps his biggest win. He beats Roger Clemens and the New York Yankees 13-2.
Loaiza gave up just one hit and recorded nine strikeouts in seven innings. He is now 17 and 6 on the [SUPER=35-Chicago/

13/New York/2;]season with a 2.51 ERA.
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[anchor=steve]


Frank Thomas gave Loaiza the offense he needed, crushing a grand slam off the rocket that was followed by another homer from Magglio Ordonez as the White Sox spank the Yankees 13-2.

[S-Open]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-151 35:56]
[GRAPHIC=Tennis]


In U.S. Open tennis, Andre Agassi cruised in his first round match today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Flushing Meadows, NY/USA; :00]

The men's top seed coasted into the second round this afternoon with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 drubbing of Alex Corretja
(koh-RAYT'-chuh). The 33 year old is the number one player in the world and played like it, dispensing of Corretja in j

ust one hour and 26 minutes on center court.
21 year old Andy Roddick is faced a stiff opening round test tonight. The fourth-seeded American beat British veteran Tim Henman, the only guy to beat him on hard courts this summer.
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[S-Cuts]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-152 38:55]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


NFL teams paired down their rosters to the league required 65 players today. Former Virginia Tech running back Keith Burnell has been released by Green Bay.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]


The packers also cut eight year NFL veteran and former Virginia star Tyrone Davis. The tight end spent seven seasons with Green Bay.
Jacksonville has also released former Tech tackle Dave Kadela, who also played with the Falcons.
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[S-PH]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-150 TC3740]
[GRAPHIC=Friday Football Extra]


The Patrick henry Patriots must get used to a new general this season.
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[VO-NAT]


Doug Ross takes over the reins of the program after Kevin Clifford resigned over the summer.
Eight starters return, and despite the uncertainty around the program in recent months, the Patriots haven't missed a beat.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Doug Ross/Patriots Head Coach; :02]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=they're in good shape."]
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[VO-NAT]


Ross has got PH clearly focused on the precious present thanks to some help from his predecessors.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=2003, not 2002."]
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-149 15052TC]
[GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA TECH]

The Virginia Tech Hokies are just five days away from their season opener at lane Stadium against Central Florida. Mike Stevens says all eyes around the nation will be on Blacksburg.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/2001 UCF Game; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/17th Season as Va. Tech Head Coach; :17]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/Va. Tech Starting Quarterback; :31]
[SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/2000 Season; :46]
[SUPER=01-Nathaniel Adibi/VT Defensive End; :56]
[SUPER=01-Marcus Vick/VT Second String Quarterback; 1:18]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:27]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=....NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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Uva enters its oener at Scott Stadium riding a six game home winnin streak. Al groh looks for his third straight Victory over Duke.
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The UVa defense gave up 424 yards a game last season but that inexperienced unit has a year under its belt.
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[OUT Q=..thats been gained"(TRIPLE OUT!!!!)]
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On the offensive side of the ball, UVa sophomore running back Wali Lundy is a candidate for the 2003 Doak Walker award, given annually to the nation's top college running back. Lundy is oneof 39 candidates. The eight semifinalists will be announced November 19th. Lundy rushed for 826 yards and also made 58 receptions as a freshman.

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One college hoops note, Virginia Tech forward Dimari Thompkins has left the Hokies team
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and will not return to school due to personal and family matters. The six foot nine junior played in all 29 games for Tech a season a go and made 17 starts. He averaged 5.4 points and 4.4 rebounds a contest. (------------)