[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

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


A man poses as a stranded motorist and makes off with a local man's cash.
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[VO-NAT]


Money may be on the way to help Virginia's schools.
Plus the father who lost his family in flooding speaks about it tonight.
And it's a car and a boat- we'll check it out.
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[Talent=Jean]


and bye bye to ATM fees at one big bank.
News 7 is next.

[Video-Open]


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




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[SOT]
[IN Q=In public schools]

((IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, EVERY DOLLAR SAVED IS A DOLLAR THAT CAN BE REINVESTED RIGHT BACK INTO THE CLASSROOM.))
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=into the classroom]
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[VO-NAT]


The governor wants more efficiency, more money and more accountability for Virginia's schools.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]



[Warner-education]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-30 TC1:45:32]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]


Governor Mark Warner rolled out his education reform plan today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Warner is pledging an additional 525 million dollars for public schools.
He says the extra funding is needed to meet the state's minimum requirements for K-through-12 education.
His plan also includes auditing schools to improve efficiency.
And he wants to start a mentoring program for new teachers to improve retention rates.
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[SOT :46:31]
[IN Q=TOO MANY OF OUR GOOD TEACHERS]

((GOV. MARK WARNER: TOO MANY OF OUR GOOD TEACHERS LEAVE THE PROFESSION DURING THE FIRST FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE. APART FROM PARENTS, GOOD TEACHERS HAVE MORE TO DO WITH ACADEMIC SUCCESS THAN ANY OTHER FACTOR.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner]
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[OUT Q=THAN ANY OTHER FACTOR.]
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[VO-NAT]


Warner has not said how much his reforms will cost or how the state will pay for them.
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[Franklin-Robbery]


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


Franklin County authorities are looking for a robber who posed as a stranded motorist.
Deputies say the man robbed an elderly man at his house in the 58-hundred block of Franklin Street around 3 this afternoon.
Kermit Shively says he was unloading groceries from his car when the man walked up and told him his car had run out of gas.
The robber then helped Shively carry groceries into his home.
Once inside, he attacked Shively and stole his wallet.
Deputies are still searching for the robber and a white Ford Tempo also spotted in the area.

[State-Police]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-35 TC24:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]

State police say more troopers are needed to keep Virginia's roads safe. And, they're taking steps to make that happen. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa /Newsroom Pod;]

Teresa Hamilton is in the newsroom tonight with more on the state's efforts to lure new recruits.
[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]

Jean, there are more than 18- hundred sworn employees within the ranks of the Virginia State police but the department would like to see that number grow so they're trying to spread the word that law enforcement can be a rewarding career.
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[VO-NAT]
[super=03-Roanoke Co.; ]

State police say for the most part they've been able to fill vacancies when troopers resign or retire But they would like to see the department grow.. so that more state police can patrol the state's roads and interstates. So, a full time employee is now assigned in each division to do nothing but recruit young people who fit their requirements. For instance, you must be 21- when you're hired.
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[sot 097:09:48]
[in q=I THINK WHEN PEOPLE ]

(( SGT. TOM FOSTER/STATE POLICE SPOKESMAN: I THINK WHEN THEY THINK OF STATE POLICE THEY THINK OF TRAFFIC AND RADAR, WHEN IN FACT WE'RE A FULL SERVICE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, WE HAVE MEMBERS THAT ARE INVOLVED IN HIGH TECH CRIMES, MAJOR CRIMES UNITS, AND FUGITIVE APPREHENSION UNITS, WE HAVE SCUBA TEAMS, WE HAVE PILOTS, WE HAVE ARSON INVESTIGATORS, BOMB TECHNICIANS... WHO'S JOB IS TO GUARD THE GOVERNOR AND HIS FAMILY. ))
[super=01-Sgt. Tom Foster/State Police Spokesman; ]
[runs=:27]
[out q= GOVENOR AND HIS FAMILY.]
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[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Newsroom Pod]

The state police academy is 37 weeks long... so it takes about a year before a recruit is ready to hit the road.
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEan & Teresa /Newsroom Pod;]

Jean, state police used to only accept applications when a job was vacant, but they are now accepting applications on a continual basis.

[Econ-Development]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC36:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


20 years of success is celebrated in Roanoke tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Roanoke Valley Economic Development Partnership turns 20 this year.
The group's supported by Seven county, city and town governments as well as more than 200 businesses.
It's the only economic development marketing agency for the Roanoke Valley. Over the past two decades, it's brought 11-thousand new jobs and 875-million dollars in new investment to the area.
Supporters also say it's the most successful example of regional cooperation in the Roanoke Valley.
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[Iraq-UN]


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


It's costing nearly four-billion dollars a month and has strained the American military.
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[VO-NAT]


Now the Bush administration is asking for help in Iraq.
Today, it began seeking a new U-N security council resolution authorizing a multinational force-- but still under U-S control.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Certainly the U-S]

((COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE; CERTAINLY THE US WILL CONTINUE TO PLAY A DOMINANT ROLE..BUT A DOMINANT ROLE DOESN'T MEAN THE ONLY ROLE.. THERE ARE MANY ROLES TO BE PLAYED. ))
[SUPER=@powell;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=many roles to be played. ]
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[VO-NAT]


Powell denies the change of heart has anything to do with continuing American casualties.
The U-S has asked two Muslim nations - Turkey and Pakistan, for help, as well as India. But they have all been reluctant to send troops without a U-N mandate.
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[Cheney-Visit]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#03-27 TC1:39:00]
[GRAPHIC=Dick Cheney]


The White House has also been busy fundraising and that's why Vice President Dick Cheney's will be in the Roanoke Valley next week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Cheney will attend a fundraiser Monday night at the Clearbrook home of Kent Greenawalt (the A is silent) and Nancy Jane Mack.
Two hundred people are scheduled to attend the fundraiser which is expected to raise more than two-hundred thousand dollars for the Bush/Cheney re-election campaign.
The reception will begin at 5:30 and will be closed to the public and news media.
This is the vice president's second fundraising visit to Virginia.
He raised a half million dollars at an event in Richmond back in June.
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[Identity-Theft]


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

[***anchor tag***]
A new warning for Americans- Keep track of your credit card and charge receipts- and be careful where you use your credit cards.
A new report out today says identity theft is up ..costing Americans billions of dollars a year.
Julie Vallese has more on this growing crime.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Howard Beales/Federal Trade Commisson; :13]
[SUPER=01-Julie Vallese/Reporting; :54]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=JulieVallese, News 7.]

((ALMOST 48 BILLION DOLLARS LAST YEAR -- THAT'S WHAT IDENTITY THIEVES GOT AWAY WITH BY STEALING THE IDENTITIES OF 9.9 MILLION PEOPLE -- THAT'S ACCORDING TO A SURVEY BY THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION. Howard Beales/Federal Trade Commission: Identity theft is a crime of the times according to our researchers identity theft is a growing crime we saw a significant increase in the past 2 or 3 years nearly doubling from one year to the next. THE MOST COMMON TYPE OF FRAUD WAS CREDIT CARD THEFT, MAKING PURCHASES ON AN EXISTING ACCOUNT TO THE MORE SERIOUS OF OPENING A NEW ONE. FOLLOWED BY PHONE OR UTILITY FRAUD AND BANK FRAUD. Beales: A fair number of thieves have discovered this is a fairly easy way to make money. AND A CRIME EASY TO GET AWAY WITH -- THE SURVEY FOUND 38 PERCENT OF VICTIMS DIDN'T REPORT THE CRIME. BUT MORE THAN HALF OF VICTIMS CAUGHT THE CRIME BUT NOT NECESSARILY THE CRIMINAL BY BEING VIGILANT AND MONITORING THEIR CREDIT ACCOUNTS.

Julie Vallese/Reporting: The survey concludes while the majority of identity thieves stole information for personal financial gain others were out there to cover their tracks using stolen identities when confronted by police. THE FTC SAYS YOU CAN'T PROTECT YOURSELF FROM IDENTITY THEFT BUT YOU CAN LOWER YOUR RISK OF BEING A VICTIM AND THAT'S BY MONITORING YOUR ACCOUNTS, CHECKING YOUR CREDIT REPORT REGULARLY AND BEING CAREFUL ABOUT WHO SEES ANY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. IN WASHINGTON JULIE VALLESE, NEWS 7. ))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


The information in today's report is based on a random survey of more than 4-thousand people and far exceeds the estimates of the Justice Department... which places the number of identity theft victims at about 700-thousand a year.


[tease1]


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


An argument over money that turned deadly. That's how both sides are describing a Roanoke County murder case.
The latest on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT 06.5]


And one big bank says sionara to ATM fees- will others follow suit?
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[SOT 16:16:20]
[IN Q=]

((FEE REVENUE IS A BIG PART OF REVENUE IT'LL BE HARD FOR BANKS TO GIVE UP PROFITS.))
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=give up profits]
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[VO-NAT]


The story coming up.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]



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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=....in sports"]
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[Hill-Execution]


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


The first U-S execution tonight for someone convicted in an anti-abortion crime.
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[VO-NAT 15 hearse shot]
[SUPER=03-Starke, FL]


Paul Hill was given a lethal injection at just after six tonight- for gunning down a doctor and his bodyguard nine years ago.
The former minister said he has no remorse and no regrets. He did not ask for a sedative before he was put to death.
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[SOT 2:30]
[IN Q=]

((STERLING IVEY/FLORIDA DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS: HE WAS ACTUALLY SMILING. HIS MOOD WAS ACTUALLY POSITIVE AS HE WAS MAKING HIS FINAL REMARKS.))
[SUPER=01-Sterling Ivey/Florida Dept. of Corrections;]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=HIS FINAL REMARKS.]
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[VO-NAT 15 plus pad]


Hill's execution brought out protesters who are against abortion- some outside the prison hailed him as a hero- though most people who are against abortion condemn Hill's actions.
Hill shot a doctor and his bodyguard numerous times as they walked into a clinic- killing both.
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[Majeed]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-32 TC47:15]
[GRAPHIC=Muhammed Majeed]


The attorney for the man accused of killing his former landlord says his client should *not* be charged with first degree murder.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Muhammed Majeed today appeared in Roanoke County General District Court for a preliminary hearing . He is accused in the July shooting of businessman Chris Hanes in the 42-year old's southwest county home.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./July 8;]

Police say the confrontation was about a 575-dollar rental deposit.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=The rent deposit money should...]

((RICHARD LAWRENCE/MAJEED'S ATTORNEY: THE RENT DEPOSIT MONEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN RETURNED. MY CLIENT WENT OVER THERE TWO OR THREE TIMES. HE'S JUST A POOR MAN TRYING DESPERATELY TO GET MONEY THAT HE DESPERATELY NEEDS FROM A RICH MAN LIVING IN A BIG HOME.)) ((RANDY LEACH/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THERE'S NOTHING AT THE CRIME SCENE TO INDICATE IT WAS ANYTHING OTHER THAN AN ARGUMENT OVER MONEY AND THAT MAJEED GOT MAD AND SHOT THE MAN.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Lawrence/Majeed's Attorney; 00]
[SUPER=01-Randy Leach/Commonwealth's Attorney; :10]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=and shot the man.]
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[VO-NAT :11]

The defense today made a motion that the murder charge be reduced to manslaughter. Judge George Harris denied that request. The case will go to a grand jury next month.
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[GOP-Health]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=503-00 45:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Republican lawmakers say Medicaid spending is out of control and they're proposing ways to rein it in.
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[VO-NAT :30]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


G-O-P lawmakers say Virginia's Medicaid costs have doubled since the 1980s.
They say one way to slow the spending is to make insurance for long term care more affordable.
So they are proposing a state income tax credit for Virginians who buy the insurance.
They also want to allow former state employees to purchase more affordable group policies through the Virginia retirement system.
Legislators say these proposals will allow the state to save millions of dollars on nursing home costs.
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[SOT 15:27:03]
[IN Q=AS MEDICAID WHICH IS A]

((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/(R) LYNCHBURG: AS MEDICAID WHICH IS A MANDATORY EXPENSE GROWS IT CUTS INTO WHAT WE CAN INVEST IN EDUCATION, TRANSPORTATION AND HIGHER ED AND PUBLIC SAFETY. WE HAVE TO GET A CONTROL ON THIS MANDATORY SPENDING SO WE CAN AFFORD TO DO OTHER THINGS.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Preston Bryant/(R) Lynchburg]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=CAN AFFORD TO DO OTHER THINGS.]
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[VO-NAT]


Republicans say currently too many Virginians are leaving their long-term care needs to the government and taxpayers.
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[Bell-Fralin]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-24 TC2:04:39]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2003]


Cultural agencies in western Virginia have struggled to stay afloat in the wake of state budget cuts.
Today, two candidates for the General Assembly said they will work to secure a more stable source of funding.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


State Senate Candidate Brandon Bell and House of Delegates candidate William Fralin called a news conference outside Center in the Square.
The two Republicans said they want to make sure museums and other non- state agencies in our area receive the same budget consideration as similar facilities in Richmond.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They complain when they have]

((BRANDON BELL/(R) STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: THEY COMPLAIN WHEN THEY HAVE A BUDGET CUT OF TEN PERCENT, BUT WHEN YOU GO FROM SEVEN MILLION DOWN TO SIX AND HALF MILLION THAT'S ONE THING, BUT TO GO FROM WHATEVER YOU HAVE TO ZERO IS ANOTHER. AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT WE NEED TO COME UP WITH SOME SOLUTIONS FOR.)) ((WILLIAM FRALIN/(R) HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS THOSE THAT ARE HOUSED IN CENTER IN THE SQUARE MAY OR MAY NOT BE IN THE BUDGET. IT'S SORT OF LIKE IF WE HAVE ENOUGH MONEY LEFT OVER WE MIGHT GIVE YOU SOME. IT CAN'T BE THAT WAY.))
[SUPER=01-Brandon Bell/(R) State Senate Candidate; :00]
[SUPER=01-William Fralin/(R) House of Delegates Candidate; :13]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=it can't be that way.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Bell faces Democrat Stephen Emick in the 22nd Senatorial District. Fralin is running against Democrat Linda Wyatt and Independent Gary Bowman in the 17th House District.

[Father-Drowning]


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


The father who lost his wife and four children in flooding over the weekend- remembered his wife with pride today.
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[vo-nat 04.5]
[Super=03-Kansas City, MO;]


Robert Rogers held a press conference at his church in Kansas City.
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[SOT 35]
[IN Q=]

((ROBERT ROGERS/FAMILY DROWNED: AS YOU KNOW MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE MELISSA WAS FOUND YESTERDAY MORNING. SHE DID NOT SURVIVE THE TRAGEDY. SHE WAS THE LOVE OF MY LIFE AND MEANT MORE THAN THIS WORLD TO ME.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Rogers/Family Drowned;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=WORLD TO ME.]
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[VO-NAT 08/5 ]
[Super=03-Emporia, KS;]


The family van was swept off I-35 in Kansas by what's described as a seven foot wall of water.
Today Rogers had these words-
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[SOT 1:22]
[IN Q=]

((PLEASE LOVE CHERISH AND SAVOR YOUR FAMILY EVERYDAY))
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=everyday]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


Rogers says after seeing the crash site he doesn't know how he survived.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


A flood watch is up for our area.
Robin has the details when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And imagine driving to Smith Mountain Lake and not even stopping at the shoreline.
We'll give you a look at one company's newest invention.
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[Commercial]

[CA-Debate]


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


The debate is on in California but without a key player.
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[VO-NAT]


Five candidates who want to replace Governor Gray Davis are going head to head tonight.
But Arnold Schwarzenegger opted out.
[Super=03-Long Beach, CA;]


Schwarzenegger says he'll take part in future debates.
A heckler threw an egg at the candidate today hitting his shoulder.. but it did not faze Arnie.. he peeled off his sportcoat and continued onto the podium to speak at California State University in Long Beach.
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[Bank-Fees]


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


Most all of us have paid them- bank fees for using an ATM at a bank different than our own.
Now one of the largest banks in the nation is doing away with the fee for non-customers.
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[VO-NAT 06.5]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


Washington Mutual says it's part of the strategy to take away customers from rival banks.
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[SOT 18]
[IN Q=]

((WHEN YOU GO INTO THAT BANK AND YOU ASK FOR THAT TWENTY DOLLARS AND YOU GET THAT HATED QUESTION DO YOU WANT TO PROCEED WITH THAT TRANSACTION. IF YOU DO IT'S GOING TO COST YOU A DOLLAR FIFTY. YOU WILL NEVER SEE THAT AT WASHINGTON MUTUAL FROM THIS DAY FORWARD.))
[SUPER=01-John Beneveto/Washington Mutual Senior VP;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=FROM THIS DAY FORWARD.]
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[vo-nat 11]
Some customers said they doubt other banks would do the same because the banks won't want to give up the profits... but others say consumers can send a message.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:15]

((IF YOU KEEP CHARGING US THESE KINDS OF FEES AND WE HAVE AN ALTERNATIVE THEN WE'RE GOING TO USE THE ALTERNATIVE. SOMETIMES IT'S NOT ALWAYS ABOUT CONVENIENCE , SOMETIMES IT'S ABOUT THE MONEY WE HAVE TO PAY TO THESE BANKS.)) [NO SUPER]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=to these banks.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


Many banks charge 1.50 to two dollars for A-T-M Transactions- Customers paid an estimated more than two billion dollars in charges every year.

[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=EXTRA POINT]
[GRAPHIC=]

Major league baseball highlights, Tony Stewart talks about racing at Richmond, the Express loses arguably its most popular player, Cave Spring volleyball and the Hillcats manager is a fight off the field as well,
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[VO-NAT]

But first our extra point. The Cincinnati Bengals have claimed former Virginia Tech star kicker Shayne Graham off waivers from Carolina. Graham will have less than a week to get used to a new snapper and holder. The Bengals open their season at home Sunday against the Denver Broncos.
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[S-Braves]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-154 26:23]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


Rain could push back the U.S. Open men's and women's tennis finals an entire day due to constant rain delays, but the wet stuff in New York could not stop the Mets against the Atlanta.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]


The Mets capture their first sweep of the Braves since 1995 with a 9-3 win tonight. Jorge Valandia connected on a two run triple and an RBI double a day after being called up from the minors. Steve Trachsel pitched eight strong innings to improve to 14 and 8.
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/WGN;]


I the Windy City, Cubs and cardinals. Moises Alou capped off a five hit game with a go ahead r-b-i single in the eighth to give the Chicago Cubs an 8-to-7 win over St. Louis.
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[S-Hillcats]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-155 31:32]
[GRAPHIC=Hillcats]

After a long rain delay, the Lynchburg Hillcats are in the bottom of the fourth and tied with Wilmington 2-2 in game one of the three game Carolina League Northern division series on the road.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]

Hillcats manager Dave Clark plays game two tomorrow night in Lynchburg. Clark was a golden gloves boxer in high school and he applies the lessons learned in the ring to the diamond.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dave Clark/Hillcats First Year Manager; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=......be okay"]
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[VO-NAT]


Clark, the Carolina League manager of the year, played 13 seasons in the majors and while he ended his golden gloves career with a perfect 29 and OH record his training as a boxer did not stop thanks to Yankees baseball great Don Mattingly.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=.....started doing the same thing"]
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[S-Skins]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-158 27:06]
[GRAPHIC=Redskins]


The Washington Redskins kick off the NFL season tomorrow night at nine against the New York Jets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ashburn; :00]


The Skins are counting on big things from a former Jet, wide receiver Laveranues Coles. Coles joined the Skins this offseason after 170 receptions, including 13 TD's during his three seasons in New York.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Laveranues Cole/13 TD's in Three Seasons; :04]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=catch a lot of balls."]
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[VO-NAT]


The addition of Coles and his 13 million dollar signing bonus has been a motivator for the Skins former number one receiver Rod Gardner who got to know Coles from their high school days in Florida.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rod Gardner/1006 Receiving Yards in 2002; :03]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=make things better."]
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[S-Volley]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-150 44:40]
[GRAPHIC=Voleyball]


Cave Spring's volleyball team enters this season riding a 29 match win streak that earned the Knights the group 2A state championship last season. Their defense begins tomorrow night against Northside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


Under second year coach Tamalyn Tanis, the Knights were a perfect 29 and OH last season and with three starters back, she feels good about this years team.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Tamalyn Tanis/Cave Spring Volleyball Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Katie Morrison/Cave Spring Player; :07]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=.....for a while"]
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[VO-NAT]


Tanis and other coaches are dealing with new rules this season. Games now go to 25 points and teams can score regardless of who is serving. They also play the best three out of five.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=......now it does"]
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[S-Richmond]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-159 33:32 ]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR]


Winston Cup drivers head to Richmond this weekend for the Chevy Rock N Roll 400.
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[SUPER=04-NASCAR; :00]


Tony Stewart has already won twice at Richmond and he likes his odds for a third victory at a track he enjoys racing on.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Tony Stewart/Defending Winston Cup Champion; :00]
[RUNS=:32]
[OUT Q=.....places we go"]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/May 2002;]

Richmond has installed the reduction barrier, but it has been modified slightly from the original version that made its debut at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2002. It is expected to reduce the forces absorbed by drivers in crashes.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=......I think it's great"]
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-156 31:47]
[GRAPHIC=ECHL strike]


The ECHL players strike is in week two. The Express can't sign players until the strike is over.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


Roanoke Express general manager Chris Pollock said by phone today that the team WILL be playing hockey at the Roanoke Civic Center by opening night October 17th the only question right now is what the make up of the team will be. The Express owners join other ECHL owners this week in Las Vegas to try and come to a collective bargaining agreement.
In other news, the Roanoke Express announced today that center Mike Peron has signed a contract with a team in Sheffield England. He played for the Express for six seasons and parts of two seasons in the AHL. Peron, easily one of the most popular players ever in the Roanoke Valley, racked up 262 points with 90 goals and 172 assists.
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[Bond-Car]


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


Britain's newest sports car gives new meaning to the term off-road driving.
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[VO-NAT 14:14:38]


The Aquada can hit speeds up to 100 miles an hour on the road and 30 miles an hour in the water.
Once the Aquada reaches water, the wheels retract, jets kick in, and the car is suddenly a boat.
The convertible has no doors -- which helps prevent leaks.
Only 100 are being built and will sell at the end of this year.
The sticker price is 235-thousand dollars. (------------)