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Coming up on News 7-
Why it may cost more to pay for dry cleaning and get your hair cut.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus how to spend less on gasoline this holiday weekend some ideas coming up.
And they survived and thrived at Tech- Now to grads try to survive on the TV show.
And can the Astros win the title?
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[SOT 21:34:30]
[IN Q=It scarred me]

((COURTNEY SEMONES: IT SCARED ME. WE DON'T HAVE A LOT OF THAT WHERE I'M FROM SO IT MADE ME A LITTLE BIT NERVOUS TO COME HERE.))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=nervous to come here]
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[VO-NAT]


A bomb threat slightly delays the speech by a well known, controversial civil rights lawyer.
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[Dees]


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Morris Dees draws a crowd wherever he speaks and his speech at Roanoke College was no exception.
His appearance tonight brought out supporters, protestors, and plenty of security. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEAn & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here to tell us why. Justin?
Jean, Morris Dees is the first to admit he's controversial especially in the last few weeks.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


He led the fight to have the ten commandments removed from the Supreme Court Building in Alabama and he's credited with bankrupting the K-K-K.
It's his positions that led someone to call in a bomb threat before the speech.
Nothing was found and Dees took the stage without incident.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Morris Dees/Southern Poverty Law Center; :36]
[SUPER=01-Ron Wilson/Sons of Confederate Veterans; :52]
[SUPER=01-Teresa Greaux/Roanoke College Spokesperson; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-Jamie Wright/Roanoke College Freshman; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=THERE IS A LOT OF CONTROVERSY]

((((NAT SOUND OF PEOPLE CLAPPING AS DEES TAKES THE PODIUM AT 21:07:40))
Morris Dees received a warm welcome as he took the podium to deliver a message he calls "voices of hope and tolerance."
He acknowledged early on people either love him or hate him.
[SOT 21:09:38; TAPE 3]
[IN Q=I've been reviled, cursed ]

((MORRIS DEES/SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER: I'VE BEEN REVILED, CURSED, AND PRAISED.)) [Runs03]
[OUT Q=cursed and praised]


Dees was specifically referring to his recent role in the fight over the ten commandments in Alabama.
He talked about the controversy in depth when he sat down with News 7 before the speech.
Dees made a point to criticize Justice Roy Moore who fought to keep the memorial in the Supreme Court Building.
[SOT 1:47:48 TAPE 1]
[IN Q=I think in the short]

((MORRIS DEES: I THINK IN THE SHORT RUN HE'S GAINING POLITICALLY IN THE LONG RUN I THINK HE'LL JUST BE A MINOR FOOTNOTE IN HISTORY AND IT WILL BE A TOTAL EMBARRASSMENT TO OUR JUDICIARY.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=to our judicary]


Dees has also been known to criticize the Sons of Confederate Veterans, an organization he feels is being overtaken by racist groups.
[SOT 45:12, TAPE 2]
[IN Q=It's totally an error]

((RON WILSON/SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS: IT'S TOTALLY AN ERROR, EVERY POSITION IS ELECTED, NOBODY IS GOING TO TAKE THIS ORGANIZATION OVER UNLESS THE MEMBERSHIP ELECTS THEM.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=elects them]


A handful from the Sons of Confederate Veterans protested outside Roanoke College.
They're angry the school invited Dees in the first place.
[SOT 40:58; TAPE 2]
[IN Q=Over the course of a year]

((TERESA GREAUX/ROANOKE COLLEGE SPOKESPERSON: OVER THE COURSE OF YEAR WE DO TRY TO CONSERVATIVE SPEAKERS AND LIBERAL SPEAKERS. WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT CERTAIN ISSUES AND WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE AGAINST CERTAIN ISSUES.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=against certain issues]


Students we talked to after the speech feel they heard both sides.
[SOT 21:32:19 TAPE 3]
[IN Q=We really enjoyed]

((JAMIE WRIGHT/ROANOKE COLLEGE FRESHMEN: WE REALLY ENJOYED BEING ABLE TO SEE BOTH SIDES OF THE STORY BECAUSE WE REALIZE THERE IS A LOT OF CONTROVERSY.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=a lot of controversy]))
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As for the bomb threat, we're told the call came in to the college around six o'clock.
No one had to be evacuated because the building had not yet opened to the public.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Jean, we're told the Salem Police Department is investigating the incident.

[Dennehy-Memorial]


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Friends and family of slain Baylor University Basketball Player Patrick Dennehy came out tonight-
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[SUPER=03-Waco, TX]


They are gathering on campus to remember the player who was murdered earlier this summer.
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[SOT 21:28:30]
[IN Q=]

((ONE OF THE THING FOR SURE IS THAT PATRICK WAS TAKEN FAR TOO YOUNG BUT HIS IMPRESSION WILL LAST FOREVER IN MY LIFE. HE EMBODIES WHAT I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD HE TREATED FACULTY TEACHERS WITH RESPECT. HE IS A PERSON YOU LIKED TO BE AROUND.)) [BUTT TO 21:38:25] ((GIRLFRIEND: EVEN THOUGH PATRICK'S BODY HAS PERISHED. HIS SHOULD IS ALIVE HIS SOUL IS UP IN HEAVEN.))
[SUPER=01-Prof. John Cunningham/Lecturer in Communications; wait til 13]
[SUPER=01-Jessica De La Rosa/Patrick's Friend; 22]
[RUNS=29]
[OUT Q=up in heaven.]
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[VO-NAT ]


Dennehy's body was found in July not far from campus- a former roommate and teammate of Dennehy's is facing charges in the murder.
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[Schools]


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Plenty of students in this area can thank the heat for an early start to the weekend.
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
Bland County schools will close at 1:00 tomorrow.
In Henry County, elementary schools will close at noon, middle schools at 12:45 and high schools will close at 1:00.
In Martinsville: Druid Hills and Patrick Henry Elementary Schools will close at 12:30.
Students in Montgomery County will go home two and a half hours early.
Pulaski County schools will dismiss two hours early tomorrow.
And schools in Wythe County will close at 1:30.
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[Goodyear]


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Goodyear's cutting jobs, just a week after it reached a new contract deal with unionized workers.
The tire-maker says it's cutting 500 salaried and non-union workers system-wide.
Goodyear says the reductions will affect managers and staff at most manufacturing plants in North America.
The plant in Danville employs about two-thousand people.

[Dispatch-Center]


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9-1-1 dispatchers in Roanoke City and County today proved they can handle your emergencies as well as their own.
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[VO-NAT :16]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./This Morning;]

At about 3:45 this morning a fire alarm at the County call center malfunctioned. When a dispatcher disconnected the system, the fire suppression gas was released. The resulting fog required dispatchers to get out. But first, they called Roanoke City's 911 center.
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[SOT 17:23:26-17:23:32]
[IN Q= We send two dispatchers...]

((LT. C.M. VIAR/ROANOKE COUNTY: WE SEND TWO DISPATCHERS DOWN TO ROANOKE CITY WHERE THEY'RE TOTALLY ON-LINE. IT'S A MATTER OF MINUTES.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 17:15:03-17:15:07]

((MIKE CROCKETT/SUPERVISOR, ROANOKE 911 CENTER: I WOULDN'T DESCRIBE IT AS ROUTINE BUT IT'S NOT SOMETHING WE'RE UNPREPARED TO HANDLE.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. C. M. Viar/Roanoke Co. Police; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Crockett/Roanoke City 911 Center Supervisor; :08 QUICK]
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[OUT Q=unprepared to handle.]
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[VO NAT :18] Because it's on the same radio frequency, the town of Vinton took over for the county until it's dispatchers could drive to the Roanoke city call center. The transfer lasted about 15 minutes.
All emergency systems are back up and running.
The cause of the malfunction is under investigation.
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[Federal-Grants]


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Cash-strapped law enforcement agencies in Henry County are getting a hand from the federal government.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


Congressman Virgil Goode delivered checks from the Justice Department to buy new equipment for Henry County and Martinsville patrol cars.
A 100-thousand-dollar grant will help Henry County install video cameras in 38 of its cars.
The cameras give deputies a record of traffic stops that can be used in court.
In Martinsville, a 25-thousand dollar grant will help upgrade in-car computers.
The computers allow officers to access driving and criminal records without tying up dispatchers.
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[North-Korea]


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An ominous development on the Korean Peninsula
A U-S official says North Korea intends to declare it has nuclear weapons and will test them.
The state department won't confirm that but says talks on North Korea's nuclear program haven't broken down.

[London-power]


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It is Friday morning in London but rush hour may not include much of a rush- it may instead mean a lot of waiting.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, UK]


Trains there are not on time after a 40 minute blackout just as work was letting out today.
The power outage hit London and parts of Southeast England stopping much of the subway system and many regional trains as well.
Officials so far say there is no evidence of terrorism.
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[Survivor]


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His proudest accomplishment, so far, is becoming the first in his family to leave his hometown of Danville and go to college.
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[VO-NAT]

Now Jon Dalton will be among the 16 new castaways on "Survivor: Pearl Islands" when it debuts next month on C-B-S.
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[SOT 9:53:05]
[IN Q=My goal is]

((JON DALTON/SURVIVOR "CASTAWAY" FROM DANVILLE; MY GOAL IS TO CREATE A CONFLICT ONE TO THREE DAYS BEFORE EVERY TRIBAL COUNCIL, START THAT CONFLICT, GET AS FAR AWAY AS POSSIBLE AND THEN LET IT GO.))
[SUPER=01-Jon Dalton/Survivor "Castaway" from Danville]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=let it go.]
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[VO-NAT]

Dalton went to Virginia Tech. The 19-year old lives in L-A, now. A 2003 Marketing major from Tech will also appear on the show. Michelle Tesauro is already a survivor.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]

Professor Jim Littlefield says she was one of 32 students chosen from between 60 and 80 candidates for a Tech semester in Switzerland. He was still surprised to learn Michelle had been cast in the show.
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[SOT 1:05]
[IN Q=and the reason]

((JIM LITTLEFIELD/VIRGINIA TECH MARKETING PROFESSOR; ...AND THE REASON IS SHE'S SO QUIET, WAS SO QUIET. BUT OBVIOUSLY SHE'S VERY TALENTED, VERY BRIGHT, VERY HARD-WORKING....))
[SUPER=01-Jim Littlefield/Virginia Tech Marketing Professor]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=very hard working....]
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[VO-NAT]

So she has what it takes to win, he says. Littlefield says he has never seen "Survivor," but he'll be watching when the new season debuts September 18 here on W-D-B-J- -7.
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Some say it will take them to the cleaners. We'll look into one aspect of a proposed expansion of the sales tax when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus holiday drivers will face more than traffic this weekend. They'll get hit with high gas prices.
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[Sports-preview]


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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=in sports."]

((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the Martinsville Astros try to secure an Appalachian League ring. The college football season kicks off from Louisiana to Illinois, and Bryan Randall gets a handle on the pigskin. Plus VMI faces a familiar foe in Navy, and the Skins get victimized by firin' Byron Leftwich. All that and more on the way in sports.))

[Gas-Savings]


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The roads are expected to be especially busy this weekend with many Americans driving this labor Day weekend.
But it's not just crowded roads, Americans will be up against-
[SS=Gas Prices Up]

it's also skyrocketing gasoline prices.
The national price for regular unleaded spiked 12 cents a gallon just last week.
The increase is blamed on a rupture in an Arizona pipeline-the recent blackout which temporarily shut down refineries in the Northeast and high crude oil costs.
But Julie Vallese has some easy ways you can save money at the pump.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Justin McNaull/AAA; :11]
[SUPER=01-Julie Vallese/Reporting; 1:00]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=I'm Julie Vallese.]

((ITS THE DRIVERS IN CALIFORNIA WHO ARE DIGGING DEEPEST IN THEIR POCKETS TO FILL UP AT THE PUMP. TWO DOLLARS AND TEN CENTS A GALLON ACCORDING TO THE ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION. BUT THEY'RE NOT ALONE.
Justin McNaull/Triple A: Every state in the country is up this year. There are only a couple that aren't up more than a dime. But there are many states that are up 20 cents 30 cents a gallon compared to where they were just 3 weeks ago. GASOLINE PRICES ARE SETTING RECORDS ALL ACROSS THE NATION.
National average is a dollar 73 and a half that puts us a penny and a half above the record we hit just before the Iraq war.
AND THOSE PENNIES ADD UP TO DOLLARS. BUT COMMUTERS AND VACATIONERS CAN KEEP A FEW MORE OF THEM IN THEIR POCKETS WITHOUT SPINNING THEIR WHEELS. If you have an extra 100 pounds of gear in your trunk that you don't need if you don't plan on golfing get the golf clubs out of the car.
EXPERTS SAY THAT CAN INCREASE FUEL ECONOMY BY ONE OR TWO PERCENT. A MECHANIC WILL TELL YOU THAT CLEANING FUEL INJECTORS CAN INCREASE GAS MILEAGE BY AS MUCH AS FIVE PERCENT AND MAINTAINING YOUR TIRES AND GETTING A TUNE UP CAN REV UP YOUR FUEL ECONOMY BY AS MUCH AS 10 PERCENT. CAR EXPERTS SAY IF YOUR CAR DOES NOT REQUIRE PREMIUM GASOLINE SWITCH TO ONE OF THE LOWER GRADES IT CHEAPER AND YOU COULD GET MORE MILES TO THE GALLON. NO ONE IS WILLING TO PREDICT EXACTLY WHEN GAS PRICES WILL GO DOWN, EXCEPT TO SAY IN THE COMING MONTHS. IN WASHINGTON I'M JULIE VALLESE.))

[Train-Accident]


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Some local people were aboard that Amtrak train that crashed into a truck today in Northern Virginia.
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[VO-NAT 25]
[SUPER=03-Near Manassas]


The train made stops in Danville and Lynchburg earlier today- about 25 people got on the train in Lynchburg including one woman who reported "quite a thunk" when the train hit the truck.
She says a few of the nearly 300 passengers aboard were treated for minor injuries, but most people were not hurt.


The driver of the truck was killed in the crash.
Authorities say he failed to yield at an uncontrolled crossing.
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[SOT 21:14:18]
[IN Q=]

((DET. DENNIS MANGAN/PRINCE WILLIAM CO. POLICE DEPARTMENT; THE ENGINEER HIT THE BRAKES THEY GOT ON THE FLOOR AND HIT THE TRUCK.))
[SUPER=01-Det. Dennis Mangan/Prince William Co. Police Department]
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[OUT Q=hit the truck]
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[VO-NAT11 plus pad]


The train was heading north on Amtrak's Crescent run which travels from New Orleans to New York City.
Passengers had to wait on board for six hours before the train continued on its way.
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[Dry-cleaning]


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The cost of dry cleaning, getting a haircut and joining a gym MAY be going up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


State lawmakers are considering a proposal to charge a four percent tax on services.
Currently the state sales tax applies only to the purchase of goods.
Many dry cleaning professionals are opposed to a new service tax.
They say it would mean more paperwork for them and higher prices for customers.
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[SOT 14:22:54]
[IN Q=IF THE STATE DECIDES THIS]

((BOBBY WEITZEL/OWNS PREMIERE CLEANERS: IF THE STATE DECIDES THIS IS THE WAY THAT THEY NEED TO GENERATE INCOME AND WE HAVE TO BEAR THE BURDEN OF DOING THIS THEN I'LL DO WHAT I HAVE TO.))
[SUPER=01-Bobby Weitzel/Premiere Cleaners Owner]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=THEN I'LL DO WHAT I HAVE TO.]
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[VO-NAT]


Some members of the state's tax reform commission say taxing services as well as goods is about fairness.
They say Virginia's current tax structure doesn't reflect the state's modern economy which is increasingly based on services.
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[Tease2]
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[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7, We'll check in with the early winners from tonight's Video Music Awards.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus hit the road with thousands of Harly-Davidson fans as they celebrate the company's Centennial.
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[Commercial]

[VIR]


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Drivers at one local racetrack are waiting for the green flag to fall.
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[VO-NAT - :16.5]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;]

The Suzuki Lightning Nationals are being held at the Virginia International Raceway in Halifax County over this weekend. The high performance motorcycles can reach speeds of up to 170 miles an hour. VIR officials say they expect up to 40-thousand people to come out for the event.
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[SOT - 3:53]
[IN Q=]

((CONNIE NYHOLM/VIR CO-OWNER; VIR IS A ROAD COURSE, A NATURAL TERRAIN ROAD COURSE, IT WAS BUILT TO FOLLOW THE BEAUTIFUL CONTOURS OF THE LAND HERE. THE COURSE THAT THE AMA GUYS ARE RUNNING HERE THIS WEEKEND IS THE NORTH COURSE. IT'S 2.25 MILES, CARVED OUT OF OUR 3.27 MILE FULL COURSE WHICH IS THE HISTORIC COURSE BUILD HERE IN THE LATE 50'S.))
[SUPER=01-Connie Nyholm/VIR Co-Owner; ]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=built in the late 50's.]
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[VO-NAT - :09+]

The track was closed in 1974, and re-opened just three years ago.. The track is the longest road course in the nation, with more than four miles of track.
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[Harley-100th]


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More than a quarter million people from around the world are expected to converge in Milwaukee this Labor Day weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI;]

That's where they're going "Hog Wild" for the centennial celebration of Harley Davidson. The official party kicked off this morning with entertainment available at seven different locations along Milwaukee's lakefront. Not only are people showing up for the 100th anniversary, some will keep it as their own -- one wedding is performed every hour at the Harley party.
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[SOT :05]
[IN Q=THEY'RE ABSOLUTELY LEGAL]

((GARY GLOJEK/HARLEY RIDING JUDGE-THEY'RE ABSOLUTELY LEGAL. I'VE GOT THE PAPERWORK; HARLEY MADE SURE TO IT THAT WE HAD THE PROPER LICENSES; THEY GET THEM FROM THE COUNTY CLERK IN MILWAUKEE COUNTY, EVEN THOUGH I'M A JUDGE IN WAKASHAW COUNTY I AM AUTHORIZED TO PERFORM WEDDINGS THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF WISCONSIN.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Glojek/Harley Riding Judge;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=STATE OF WISCONSIN]
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[VO-NAT]

Exhibit tents have been set up with everything from antique Harleys to the newest Anniversary Edition. Among the displays are Harleys owned by Elvis Presley and Jon Bon Jovi.
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[S-Extra]


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Coming up, the Appalachian League crowns a new champion, the college football season is underway, and a look at the week one schedule for high school football, but first tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Nascar; :00]


Tony Stewart has agreed to a new deal to stay with Joe Gibbs Racing. Stewart had a year left on his current pact, but will now be with the former Super Bowl winner through 2009. The move puts an end to the speculation that Stewart was headed to Chip Ganassi Racing.
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[S-Appy]


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[GRAPHIC=Appy League baseball]


We start tonight on the diamond in Martinsville where the Appalachian League championship boiled down to just nine innings of play at Hooker Field.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]


Tonight's game would be no handshake deal for the Stros.
We pick up a 1-nothing game in the bottom of the third when Mark Saccamanno cranks a solo homer to deep centerfield, his second dinger in as many nights for a 2-zero Astros cushion.
But in the 7th the Elizabethton Twins Brock Peterson goes to right field scoring Dusty Gomon cutting the deficit to 2-1.
Moments later, the Twins Justin Arnesson chops one into right. That plates Peterson tying the game at 2.
Martinsville regained the lead when Lance Koening flys out to right scoring Kevin Vital, but
[SUPER=34-Elizabethton/5/Martinsville/3/;]

Elizabethton went on to win it by a final of 5 to 3, taking the Appy League title.
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[S-College]


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[WRITER=twe]
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[GRAPHIC=NCAA Football]


The college football season kicked off tonight and there's already been a major upset.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dekalb, IL/Fox Sports Net; :00]


Maryland traveled to Northern Illinois to open the season against the preseason favorites in the MAC, Northern Illinois.
The Huskies were up to the challenge forcing overtime before Joshua Haldi hit Dan Sheldon on this 20 yard
[SUPER=36-Maryland #15/13/N. Illinois/20/;]

TD toss. Northern Illinois pulls the shocker over the 15th ranked Terps 20 to 13.
[SUPER=03-Shreveport, LA/ESPN; :]


Number 3 Miami opened the year in grand fashion scoring 2 touchdowns in the opening five minutes against Louisiana Tech, including this
[SUPER=36-Miami #3/48/LA Tech/9/]

strike from Florida transfer Brock Berlin to Ryan Moore. The Canes rolled 48 to 9.
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[S-Fumbles]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Virginia Tech Hokies tee things up at three on Sunday against Central Florida. Starting quarterback Bryan Randall is set to go, especially after using this off season to become more sure handed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Season; :00]

Last season he got labeled as a fumbler after he turned the ball over on too many occasions and cost the Hokies a couple of key drives.
[SUPER=04-This Preseason;]

But ever since last season, he's been working hard both physically and mentally on doing a better job of hanging onto the ball.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=OH DEFINITELY...]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/2641 Yards of Offense Last Season; :05]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=...A DIFFERENT STORY."]
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[vo nat con't] Randall says his reaction to game situations also will be a different story. With experience has come a better comprehension of what it take to win.
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[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=...MUCH BETTER PLAYER."]
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Tech remains a 20 points favorite for Sunday's 3pm kick-off against Central Florida.

[S-VMI]


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VMI opens on the road at Navy on Saturday. Keydets Head Coach Cal McCombs is pretty familiar with Navy head man Paul Johnson.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Cal McCombs/Keydets Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:38]
[OUT Q=how to score points."]
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[S-Skins]


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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL/WRC; :00]


In the NFL, the Skins wrapped up the preseason in Jacksonville where Mark Brunell got the Jags on the board with this TD toss to Kyle Brady.
Byron Leftwich is the heir apparent to Brunell. He led the Jaguars on this TD drive in the second quarter
[SUPER=30-Washington/15/Jacksonville/17/;]

as Joe Smith caps it off with the 8 yard run and Jacksonville dropped the Redskins to 1 and 3 in the preseason with a 17 to 15 win.
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[S-Roll]


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The 20th season of Friday Football Extra kicks off tomorrow night here on Your Hometown Station as we bring you highlights of 13 games. Here's the complete schedule for week number one.
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[OUT Q=...LOGO COMES FULL WITH MUSIC]
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[Music-Awards]


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Typically, M-TV's annual celebration of music videos takes a back seat to wacky antics, barely there outfits and eye-popping performances.
Some thought Johnny Cash's 6 nominations might upstage the craziness this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/MTV Music Television]


But there's still plenty of craziness to go around.
Madonna, Britney Spears, Christina Aguillera and Miss Elliott got the show started tonight.
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[IN Q=NAT MUSIC at 1:53]

((NAT MUSIC))
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=make it in the neighborhood]
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[VO-NAT]


Coldplay took the early lead winning awards for Best Group Video, Breakthrough Video and Best Direction.
Beyonce has also won two awards so far. (------------)