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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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[WRITER=jja]
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Drunk driving deaths are up- what's being done to bring the number down.
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Red wine can be good for the heart but now word it can help keep you young.
And everybody loves money... at least one star holds out for more cash.
Plus the Martinsville Astros try to clinch the Applachian League championship.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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[VO-NAT]


Cops say they're about to take better aim at drunk drivers all across the Commonwealth... and they won't be letting up anytime soon.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]



[Drunk-driving]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-29 TC1:20:40]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Drunk driving is on the rise in Virginia.
So state officials are cracking down on those who drink and drive.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


Last year 375 people died in drunk driving accidents on Virginia's roads.
That is the highest fatality rate since 1994.
To reduce the number of alchohol-related crashes, police are increasing the number of sobriety check-points.
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[IN Q=THIS WEEK, THIS WEEKEND AND FOR]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THIS WEEK, THIS WEEKEND AND FOR THE COMING WEEKS, IF YOU DRIVE DRUNK, WE'RE GOING TO FIND YOU, WE'RE GOING TO ARREST YOU AND WE'RE GOING TO GET YOU OFF THE ROAD. COLONEL GERALD MASSENGILL/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: THE GRIEF ASSOCIATED WITH ANY NEEDLESS DEATH IS THE SAME. IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE WHETHER THE LIFE WAS TAKEN WITH AN AK-47 OR WITH A MERCEDES BENZ.))
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[SUPER=01-Col. Gerald Massengill/VA State Police; :08]
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[OUT Q=OR WITH A MERCEDES BENZ.]
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[VO-NAT]


State officials are also starting an awareness campaign to warn motorists of the consequences of driving under the influence.
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[L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-24 TC1:51:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Good news for Lynchburg's police officers.. city leaders have heard their complaints about low morale and low pay and are ready to do something about it.
The next task is finding a way to pay for it.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joe Seiffert/Lynchburg Council Member; :21]
[SUPER=01-Kimball Payne/Lynchburg City Manager; :47]
[SUPER=01-Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police Chief; 1:01]
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( They've been making noise for months, and now Lynchburg's squeaky wheel appears it will soon get some grease.
Dozens of police officers have left the department in the last year, most headed for higher-paying jobs in the private sector.
The problem is a large number of Lynchburg cops are making a lot less than their colleagues around central Virginia.
[SOT 9:00:25]

((JOE SEIFFERT/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: PAY IS NEVER REALLY A SATISFIER FOR EMPLOYEES, BUT IT CAN BE A HELL OF A DISSATISFIER. AND WHEN YOU HAVE CERTAIN RANKS OR DIVISIONS AT ONLY 85 PERCENT OF THE MARKET, THAT'S A HORRIBLE DISSATISFIER.))
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So city leaders are looking for solutions.
At a two-day retreat, city council hashed out the basis for a compensation philosophy for all city employees.. one that follows the market average but also ties raises to specific job performance.
[SOT 11:20:41]

((KIMBALL PAYNE/LYNCHBURG CITY MANAGER: THE NEXT STEP IS TO GET THIS COMPENSATION PHILOSOPHY DOCUMENT DOWN AND HOPEFULLY COUNCIL WILL ENDORSE THAT, AND THEN TO LOOK AT THE SITUATION WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO SEE WHERE IT DIVERGES FROM THAT PHILOSOPHY AND TRY TO BRING IT INTO CONVERGENCE WITH THAT.))
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((CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: THE MAJORITY OF THEM WILL CERTAINLY BE HEARTENED TO SEE WHERE COUNCIL AND THE MANAGER ARE COMMITTING TO WORK WITH THEM TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM, AS RESOURCES WILL ALLOW.))
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Payne promised to start working on a concrete pay philosophy for all city employees, and one that would bring relief to police officers by the first of the year.
Finding a way to pay for it.. about a half million dollars to start.. has not been decided yet.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))

[Schools]


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


The heat's still causing problems for some area schools.
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
Bland County schools will close at 1:00 both tomorrow and Friday.
In Henry County, elementary schools will close at noon tomorrow, middle schools at 12:45 and the high schools will close at 1:00.
Two schools in Martinsville will close early. Druid Hills and Patrick Henry elementaries will close at 12:30 tomorrow.
And in the city of Roanoke, Patrick Henry and William Fleming High Schools will send students home at 11:30 tomorrow.
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[Fries-School]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-21 TC1:59:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Summer vacation just got a little longer for some students in Grayson county.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co.;]

Students there are now scheduled to go back to school September Eighth, nearly a month later than usual. The reason stems back to Fries (Freeze) Middle School, which will be closed this Fall because of mold. Mobile classroom units were being set up at two nearby middle schools to accommodate the students, but the work is taking longer than expected because of rain.
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((JERRY COCK/GRAYSON CO. ASST. SCHOOL SUPT. : 919 WE COULDN'T PUT THEM IN POSITION BECAUSE THIS WAS A MUDHOLE AND EVERYTIME IT WOULD JUST ABOUT GET DRY ENOUGH IT WOULD RAIN AGAIN.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Cock/Grayson Co. Asst. Superintendent;]
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[OUT Q=would rain again]
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[VO-NAT]

The school board delayed opening nine of the county's 10 schools, while the situation is being worked out. Officials say removing the mold at Fries could cost a million dollars, but they hope to reopen the school by mid to late January.
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[Flea-Market]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-36 TC07:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]

It's that time of year again. Folks are getting set for an annual tradition in Hillsville.
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[SUPER=03-Hillsville; ]

This year marks the 36-th year for the annual Labor Day Gun Show and Flea Market. The event is sponsored by the Grover King Post 11-15 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Today-- vendors were busy getting set up for the annual event which attracts thousands. The gun show and flea market will run from Friday through Monday. Admission is one dollar-- children under 12 get in free.
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[Xmas-Trees]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-37 TC05:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]

When it's 90 plus degrees, it's hard to picture the holidays. But a Carroll County farmer's livelihood makes him think about the Christmas season year 'round. And as Teresa Hamilton reports-- that hard work is paying off for Reed Island farm.
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(( THIS TREE IS 14 YEARS OLD, THAT MEANS IT'S BEEN FERTILIZED ABOUT SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 14 AND 28 TIMES, AND SHEARED. ))


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Billy Cornette enjoys spending time at his farm in Carroll County. Here he and his wife grow some 35 acres of Christmas trees-- without using insecticides.
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((I'VE TIRED TO FIND ANOTHER WAY, WHAT I DO, IS TO PROVIDE A HAVEN FOR THE BENEFICIAL INSECTICIDE THAt THEY HELP ME CONTROL THE BAD INSECTS.)) [runs15]
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Cornette's definitely doing something right. Just recently, one of his eight foot Fraser firs won Grand Champion at the Virginia Christmas Tree Grower's Association annual convention.
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(( ONE OF THESE WILL BE THE TREE THAT WILL GO THE GOVERNOR. )) [runs10]
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For winning the award, Cornette gets to select one of his trees to display at the Governor's Mansion for the holiday.

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((TERESA HAMILTON: THIS IS ACTUALLY THE SECOND TIME CORNETTE HAS WON THE HONOR, THE FIRST WAS BACK IN 1998. )) [RUNS10]
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Back then his tree, spent the holiday with a Republican governor-- this time it will a Democrat. But to Cornette-- politics don't get in the way of the holiday spirit.
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((I'M REAL PLEASED TO BE TAKING A TREE TO THE GOVERNOR, AND IT WON'T BE THIS ONE OF COURSE, IT WILL BE A BIGGER TREE AND WILL BE OUT OF THE SAME FIELD AND BE THE SAME AGE AS THIS FRASER FIR.)) [runs15]
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Cornette hasn't decide which tree will actually go to Richmond-- Time is on his side. He won't have to do that until November.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Carroll County. ))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
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The suspect in last night's deadly shooting is still on the run.
The latest on the search when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus the 10-commandments roll out of view, but supporters of the monument say they won't roll over.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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((Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Martinsville Astros try to win the Appy League title. The Hillcats sweep the Carolina League postseason awards. Pulaski steps into the Friday Football Extra spotlight tonight. The Pacers fire Isiah, and we'll meet a 12 year old Roanoker who has the competition flipped out tonight on the Big 7.))

[Botetourt-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-32 TC40:52]
[GRAPHIC=Goins]

Botetourt County authorities are still searching for the suspect in last night's fatal shooting.
They think the suspect is a man who lives
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

in the Willowbrook Trailer Park. It was here they found his cousin 46 year old David Bowman with a bullet in his chest about 7:45 last night. The last time the suspect Milen Goins had a gun in his hand, neighbors say he shot up his Ford truck.
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((HE SAID THIS IS WHY I DON'T LIKE 'EM. IT WOULDN'T START, SO I DECIDED TO SHOOT IT. Had he been drinking? YEAH. HE DRUNK ALL THE TIME.))
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[OUT Q=all the time.]
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[VO-NAT]

Several neighbors said shots were frequently heard in and around Goins' trailer. Authorities have not found him, but they released a tag number and the description of two pick-trucks Goins may be driving: a '94 white Chevy and a '92 brown Ford.
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[Chicago-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dgr]
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Authorities in Chicago say the man who shot up an auto parts warehouse this morning had been fired six months ago for causing trouble and not showing up for work.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL]

Today, Salvador Tapia allegedly killed six employees before police fatally shot him.
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((JOHN O'MERA/WITNESS-ALL OF A SUDDEN WE HEARD 15 TO 30 SHOTS, I DON'T KNOW, I COULDN'T COUNT. AND THEN THEY TOLD ME TO GET DOWN, GET OFF THE SCAFFOLDING, MAN, GET BACK OUT OF THE WAY. AND BASICALLY, THAT WAS ABOUT IT. AND THEN THE COPS, LIKE I SAID, THEY HAD THEIR GUNS DRAWN AND EVERYTHING))
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[VO-NAT]

Officers say as they arrived, the gunman was walking out of the warehouse. At that point a shoot out began in the streets. Everyone was evacuated and Tapia went back inside where phone negotiations began.
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((PAT CAMDEN/CHICAGO POLICE-WE ATTEMPTED TO NEGOTIATE, BUT HE WOULDN'T...HE WANTED NO PART OF IT.))
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[VO-NAT]

After police realized negotiations were not working the SWAT team forced their way inside where Tapia was shot. Seven people were killed in all, including the gunman.
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[Ten-Commandments]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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A monument that's rocked the legal system in Alabama is gone from the state judicial building.
The ten commandments statue came down today- but as Elizabeth Sanchez reports the fight isn't over.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery, AL; :00]
[Super=01-Patrick Mahoney/Christian Defense Coalition; :12]
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[SUPER=01-Pastor Patrick Rutledge/Volunteer Chaplain; :54]
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((THE TEN COMMANDMENTS MONUMENT HAS BEEN MOVED, BUT RELIGIOUS PROTESTERS SAY THEY ARE NOT GOING ANYWHERE. AND THEY PRAY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WILL JOIN THEIR FIGHT. PATRICK MAHONEY/CHRISTIAN DEFENSE COALITION: If you are discouraged now that the ten commandments monument no longer sits in the rotunda, come to Montgomery, Alabama. WORKERS LIFTED THE 53-HUNDRED POUND REPLICA ON TO WOODEN BLOCKS -- THEN ROLLED IT AWAY FROM PUBLIC VIEW. THE MONUMENT WAS FIRST PLACED IN THE ALABAMA JUDICIAL BUILDING'S ROTUNDA BY CHIEF JUSTICE ROY MOORE. BUT ALL EIGHT OF HIS FELLOW JUSTICES ORDERED IT REMOVED ... TO COMPLY WITH A FEDERAL COURT ORDER. ELIZABETH SANCHEZ/MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA: IN A STATEMENT....JUDGE MOORE SAID QUOTE "IT IS A SAD DAY IN OUR COUNTRY WHEN THE MORAL FOUNDATION OF OUR LAW AND THE ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GOD HAVE BEEN HIDDEN FROM PUBLIC VIEW TO APPEASE A FEDERAL JUDGE." BUT THIS CHRISTIAN PASTOR SAY THE LAW NEEDS TO BE RESPECTED. PASTOR PATRICK RUTLEDGE/VOLUNTEER CHAPLAIN: ""I don't have the right to question the judges but I do have the right to follow the law." AND THAT APPARENTLY WAS THE THINKING OF A FEDERAL JUDGE IN MOBILE. ON WEDNESDAY, HE DISMISSED A LAWSUIT FILED BY SUPPORTERS TO KEEP THE MONUMENT IN THE ROTUNDA. ELIZABETH SANCHEZ, CBS NEWS, MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA.))

[SOL-Graduation]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-25 TC2:04:59]
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High School seniors have more one thing to worry about before they can graduate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Beginning this school year, seniors have to pass their required coursework and the S-O-L's before they can get a diploma.
For a standard diploma, students must pass two english exams, then one in math, science, history, and a subject of the student's choice.
Students take the tests in their junior year and they already have mixed emotions about the new requirement.
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((ERIC KIM/HIDDEN VALLEY H.S. JUNIOR: I DON'T THINK IT IS NECESSARY THAT YOU SHOULD TAKE A TEST THAT DETERMINES THE OUTCOME OF YOUR PASSING OR FAILING.)) ((KELLI BANE/HIDDEN VALLEY H.S. JUNIOR: I LIKE THAT WE TAKE THEM JUNIOR YEAR BECAUSE IF WE DO FAIL WE DO HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE TO TAKE THEM NEXT YEAR SO THAT WILL GIVE US AN EXTRA CHANCE.))
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[SUPER=01-Kelli Bane/Hidden Valley H. S. Junior; :06]
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If they fail, students have several opportunities to retake the test.
We contacted several area school systems and found some students have already failed once and are in danger of not graduating.
All the school systems we talked to are planning to offer remedial classes to help students pass the test.
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[Wyatt]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-39 TC1:40:18]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2003]


If the state wants to force schools to meet requirements, then the state should pay for it- so say the candidates for the 17th House of Delegates seat.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

At a press conference, Linda Wyatt said the state forced communities in the 17th District to pay more than 51 million dollars to meet the state's Standards of Quality last year.
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[SOT - 22:06:11WYATT TAPE ]
[IN Q=Talk is cheap...]

((LINDA WYATT/(D) HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE; TALK IS CHEAP. PUT UP OR SHUT UP. I THINK WE'VE GOT TO COME TO GRIP WITH THE FACT THAT WE ARE NOT FUNDING ADEQUATELY PUBLIC EDUCATION AND IF WE SAY EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT, THEN WE NEED TO FUND IT.))
[SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/(D) House of Delegates Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=then we need to fund it.]
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[VO-NAT - :13]

Wyatt's opponent William Fralin agrees that the state should dedicate more money for education, but says statewide, schools are getting half a billion dollars more than they were a four years ago to meet the S-O-Q's.
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[IN Q=We need to make sure...]

((WILLIAM FRALIN/(R) HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE ; WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE PROPER STEWARDS OF THAT MONEY. MAKE SURE THAT WE DO FUND THE STANDARDS OF QUALITY, BUT THAT WE DO IT IN A FISCALLY PRUDENT MANNER AND WE'RE MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. 500 MILLION DOLLARS OF A 1 BILLION DOLLAR PROBLEM IS MOVEMENT IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. WE'RE NOT THERE YET.))
[SUPER=01-William Fralin/(R) House of Delegates Candidate; ]
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[OUT Q=... we're not there yet.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Wyatt and Fralin square off in the election November 4th.

[Red-Wine]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Researchers believe they have found one key to the fountain of youth -- and like we've heard before -- it may be just a sip of wine away.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA;]

Scientists at Harvard have discovered that a molecule called res-veratrol, (rez-VAIR-uh-TROHL) can extend the life span of yeast by 80 percent. It also APPEARED to protect human cells against D-N-A damage, so it could turn out to prevent the aging process just like it does in yeast.
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[SOT :59]
[IN Q=IF IT DOES WORK ]

((DAVID SINCLAIR/HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL-IF IT DOES WORK IN HUMANS, IT WOULD BE A WAY OF KEEPING PEOPLE FREE OF THE HORRIBLE DISEASE OF AGING AND THEY COULD REACH 90))
[SUPER=01-David Sinclair/Harvard Medical School;]
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[OUT Q=REACH 90]
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[VO-NAT]

The research is in the preliminary stages now, so it could be years before the molecules found in red wine can be made available in a pill form.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7, Miss Virginia gives some Southside students hope for the future and hope for a Miss America title.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus the Barone family is together again.
Raymond's T-V brother ends his holdout.
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[Commercial]

[Garrett]


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


The actor who plays Ray's brother on Everybody Loves Raymond- is back on the show.
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[VO-NAT 05.5]
[SUPER=04-Everybody Loves Raymond]


He was a no show recently holding out for more money- and he apparently got it.
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((I STOP BY MOM AND DAD'S BUT I COULDN'T TAKE MOM AND DAD.))
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[OUT Q=MOM AND DAD.]
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[VO-NAT 16 plus pad]

Brad Garrett had been making a mere 150 thousand dollars an episode.. While he didn't expect to make what star Ray Romano makes: almost 2 million. He did want closer to what co-star Patricia Heaton receives.
Observers speculate that's exactly what he got.. about 450 thousand an episode.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


Actually- virtually all of Garrett's fellow co-stars all came down with a bug earlier this month- as one person says proving everybody really does love money.

[Miss-Virginia]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-22 TC2:01:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Henry County loves Miss Virginia and hopes that one of its own will be crowned the next Miss America.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


More than 500 people from Henry County will follow Nancy Redd to Atlantic City next month, when she competes in the national pageant.
Many will be from her old high school, Laurel Park.
Even the school's marching band is going along.
Redd visited the students bearing a 5-thousand dollar check -- to put toward higher education.
It amounts to about 50-dollars for each graduating senior.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=extra & sp-159]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


The Astros look to win the Appy League title tonight. The Hillcats rake in the postseason honors. Tech Carlos Dixon suffers another break, and we'll meet a big time tumbler. But first your Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]

The Indiana Pacers fired head basketball coach Isiah Thomas this afternoon. Thomas took each of his last three teams to the playoffs, but couldn't make it beyond the first round. The Pacers' new president of basketball operations, Larry Bird, is expected to hire his former Celtics' teammate and former UVa star Rick Carlisle. Now tonight's scores.
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[S-Astros]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-160 1949TC]
[GRAPHIC=appy league]

We begin tonight in Martinsville where the Astros hosted Elizabethton in what could be the title clinching game in the championship series of the Appalachian League.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Twins vs. Astros; :00]

A nice crowd turned out this evening at Hooker Field to see if the Astros could give the folks in Henry County something to cheer about. The Astros were trailing one to nothing in the bottom of the fourth, but Mark Saccomanno will lift one out over the fence in left center field. The solo shot makes it a 1-all game. Elizabethton would try to retake the lead in the fifth by creating some havoc on the basepaths, but catcher Kevin Davidson will gun one down to second and Justin Ameson is out on the steal attempt.
[SUPER=34-Elizabethton/4/Martinsville/2;]

But Elizabethton wins it 4-to-2 to force a deciding game three tomorrow night back in Martinsville.
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[S-Hillcats]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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The defending Carolina League champs have cleaned up in the postseason awards in the League. Chris Shelton who hit 359 this season was named the Carolina League's Most Valuable Player -
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and his skipper Dave Clark is the league's manager of the year. Clark guided the Cats to the first half Northern division title and he earns this award in his first year as a professional manager. He spent the past two years as the hitting coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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Tech basketball coach Seth Greenberg lost on of his big men when
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Today he found out that guard Carlos Dixon is out for 6-to-8 weeks after re-fracturing the fifth metatarsal of his left foot. He will have surgery tomorrow and will be well on his way to being healed by the time practice opens on October 18th.

He originally broke the foot last year at Miami.
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Susannah Johnson is just 12 years old, but today she left for Colorado Springs and the Olympic training center to flip out. Steve Mason has more on power tumbler making national noise.
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(( How good is Susannah? Just ask her coach Sandy Moon. She has coached 500 students but Johnson is her first junior elite and at level 10, the same level Olympians are chose from. ((:))
Though her Olympic future appears bright, Susannah does not put in the grueling 16 to 20 hour workout weeks, instead, choosing quality over quanity. She averages about nine hours a week and still plays on her schools volleyball and soccer teams. ((:)) ((:)) Her tumbling routine has the highest degree of difficulty of anyone in the country in her age group and she must place in the top three in Colorado Springs this weekend to qualify for the U.S. Team. Susannah was adopted at birth and her family helps keep the incredible pressures of national competition in check.)) ((:)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:))
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Pulaski County opens the football season Friday night at Northside.
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This is a season of change for the Maroon and Gold with Jack Turner taking over for the legendary Joel Hicks, who retired last season after 24 years in Pulaski. Turner and his staff are simply trying to carry on the Hicks' tradition and at the same time establish their own identity.
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Unlike some Pulaski teams of the past there is no Anacostia to open the year. Besides Northside - Turner's team plays Fleming, and three triple A teams to start the year.
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