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Coming up on News 7-
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People just like you and me.. preparing in case of diaster. We'll tell you what they're doing.
An arrest in the triple slaying at an Outback Restaurant.
Plus kicking off the NFL with rhythm tonight.
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[Talent=Jean]


and speaking of music prices are going down on some C-D's.
News 7 at eleven is next.

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[SOT 9:59:58]
[IN Q=I would like to see]

((STEPHEN NIAMKE: I WOULD LIKE TO SEE ROANOKE BECOME THE MODEL CITY IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS BEING READY.))
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[OUT Q=being ready]
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[VO-NAT]


More and more Americans including some in our area are getting ready for the worst if disaster strikes.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
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[Red-Cross]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[GRAPHIC=Sept. 11]


A week from today, Americans will pause to remember the 9-Eleven terrorist attacks.
In response to those attacks, federal, state, and local governments would like everyone to prepare for the unexpected. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now to tell us how it's being done locally. Justin?
Jean, a first of its kind program for our area is already underway.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


It's designed to prepare people for another terrorist attack or things like a natural disaster and the recent blackout that affected a good part of the country.
The main goal of the program is to let the public know, your help is needed.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Betty Whittaker/American Red Cross; :19]
[SUPER=01-Stephen Niamke/Disaster Trainee; :39]
[SUPER=01-Carol Beasley/Disaster Trainee; 1:09]
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[OUT Q=TIME TO COME ON BOARD]

((((NAT SOUND OF CREW PUTTING OUT FIRE AT 21:32:50))
Here's something you don't see everyday.....ordinary citizens, like you and me, training to save lives. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF CREW PICKING UP PERSON AT 21:34:49))
It's all part of the Community Emergency Response Training.
[SOT 9:56:38]
[IN Q=It tells them]

((BETTY WHITTAKER/AMERICAN RED CROSS: IT TELLS THEM WHAT TO DO TILL HELP GETS THERE AND THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE IN TIME DISASTER SECONDS ARE CRITICAL SO THIS WILL EMPOWER THE CITIZEN'S TO RESPOND.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=to respond]


This is all in response to the 9/11 attacks.
Last year, Governor Warner asked that Citizen Corps Councils be designated across the state to help train people to respond to emergency situations in their communities.
[SOT 9:58:00]
[IN Q=I could be prepared on my]

((STEPHEN NIAMKE/DISASTER TRAINEE: I COULD BE PREPARED ON MY OWN THAT'S ALL AND GOOD BUT IF A PLANE CRASHED IN MY COMMUNITY I CAN'T RESPOND TO THAT BY MYSELF.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=that by myself]


So Stephen Niamke got several of his neighbors together to take the training which locally is offered by the Red Cross. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF COP TALKING AT 10:08:47))
The 28 hour free course teaches everything from putting out small fires, providing first aid, to search and rescue operations.
[SOT 10:04:49]
[IN Q=We have a railroad]

((CAROL BEASLEY/DISASTER TRAINEE: WE HAVE A RAILROAD HERE, WE HAVE CARVIN'S COVE, WE HAVE 36 SCHOOLS HERE, WE HAVE ALL KIND OF PLACES WHERE TERRORISTS COULD ATTACK AND ALL OF US NEED TO BE AWARE OF WHAT'S GOING ON IN OUR COMMUNITY I FEEL.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=community I feel]


A community effort that could provide medical assistance to victims, volunteers at a disaster site, and support for first responders.
The Red Cross hopes more citizens will take the classes since the agency can train 200 people free of charge, thanks to a 35-thousand dollar grant.
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[IN Q=We're looking for teams]

((BETTY WHITTAKER/AMERICAN RED CROSS: WE'RE LOOKING FOR TEAMS OF 10 OR MORE. NEIGHBORHOOD GROUPS, CHURCHES, COMPANIES, BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY, ANY OF THOSE TYPE OF PEOPLE THAT WANT TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION NOW'S THE TIME TO COME ON BOARD.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=come on board]))
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The Red Cross is offering the training free of charge until the grant runs out in December.
It is open to residents in Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Salem, Vinton, and Botetourt County.
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Jean, the first team locally will graduate next Thursday, the second anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

[Airport-security]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Another reminder of September 11th-- tougher airport security.
But despite all the warnings, officials say a record number of airline passengers are packing guns, knives and sharp objects.
And they say it's happening all over the country.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Since the Transportation Security Administration started screening passengers, over 8 million potential weapons have been intercepted at airport checkpoints.
That includes 15-hundred guns and two-and-a-half million knives.
Officials say they are concerned about the increase but don't think it signals a rise in terrorist activity.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=People are]

((CHRIS RHATIGAN/TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION: PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO TEST THE SYSTEM WHAT WE'RE SAYING IS DON'T TRY TO TEST THE SYSTEM USE THE AIRPLANES FOR TRAVEL AND TO DO YOUR BUSINESS BUT IF YOU DO TRY TO TEST THE SYSTEM YOU WILL BE ARRESTED.))
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[OUT Q=SYSTEM YOU WILL BE ARRESTED.]
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What's done with all those items? T-S-A Officials say they're destroyed.
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[Missing-Couple]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Police have still not reported any sign of a Roanoke couple missing from an assisted living center.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PICTURE]
John and Sara Crow have been gone since last night.
But they're in their 70's, and have health problems.
John Crow is 75 and has dementia. His wife is 78 and suffers from Alzheimer's.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The couple stopped at a store off I-81 in Botetourt County last night to ask for directions.
But as of early this morning they hadn't returned home.

[Holcomb]


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A Giles County pastor is under arrest on charges he molested a young girl.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PIC] 52-year-old Roger Holcomb of the Pembroke Church of God is charged with two counts of aggravated sexual battery on a juvenile. Investigators say the girl attended his church and the abuse went on for about six months before social services reported it to authorities.
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Holcomb has been pastor at the Pembroke Church of God for about a year and a half. He's being held without bond.

[Harris-Charges]


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A Lexington reporter is in more trouble with the law.
47 year old Jerry Harris, a reporter and columnist with the Lexington News-Gazette, was indicted yesterday on 15 counts of possessing child pornography.
The indictment means Harris now faces a total of 30 charges.
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[take 4309ess FS]
He had already been charged with [ADD 4312essFS] six counts of aggravated sexual battery, [ADD 4313ess FS] six counts of forcible sodomy and [ADD 4318ess FS] three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child under 14.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Rockbridge County officials began investigating Harris after allegations against him surfaced in May.
He was arrested three months ago and is currently free on bail.

[Warner-Education]


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Governor Mark Warner's plan to provide half a billion dollars for schools to pay for Standards of Quality regulations has raised some eyebrows and questions. First, how to pay for it, and second why higher education was left out.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

A host of state and local leaders were there Warner talked about it today in Roanoke. Delegate Jim Shuler says the current General Assembly has favored increases in fees instead of taxes to raise funds, but now may have to take a look at something "more substantial."
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[INQ=If the members of...]

((DEL. JIM SHULER/(D) BLACKSBURG; IF THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, THEY WILL INDEED, ME INCLUDED, FIND A WAY TO MOVE VIRGINIA FORWARD. ))
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Meanwhile, higher education officials say they are happy with Warner's commitment to education. But they wish Virginia's colleges had gotten a slice of the funding pie.
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[INQ=Ultimately, you get...]

((DOUGLAS COVINGTON/RADFORD UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT; ULTIMATELY YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. I THINKTHE GOVERNOR RECOGNIZES THAT, I HOPE THE CITIZENRY OF VIRGINIA WILL RECOGNIZE THAT AS WELL.))
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[OUTQ=recognize that as well.]
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Roanoke County is one of three localities serving as test cases for state auditors to look at the school systems finances to try to save money to pay for the funding.
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[CD-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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You may not have to pay as much for C-D's.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


One giant entertainment company is cutting its prices by about five dollars a C-D.
Universal Music Group is dropping the suggested retail price from around 18 dollars to about 13 dollars.
The hope is that not as many people will pirate music from the internet.
Eninem, Ashanti, Sting and the WHO are some of the big names on Universal's labels.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Why one group wants a ride on the interstate to include a ride on the rails.
That story when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus the Democratic presidential candidates square off... but not against each other. Instead they unload on the President.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the Hillcats try to advance to the Mills Cup series for the second straight year. Tony's a tiger at Richmond, and the Dukes need to play like royalty Saturday. Plus, Lee is leaving the Hokies. All that and more on the way in sports.))

[Democratic-Debate]


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The Democratic Presidential candidates squared off tonight in their first debate.
There was one clear target, President Bush and his handling of the war in Iraq.
Manuel Gallegus has more.
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[SUPER=03-Albuquerque, NM/PBS-Univision; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Presidential Candidate; :10]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Candidate; :18]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Dick Gephardt/(D) Presidential Candidate; :26]
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[SUPER=01-Rep. Dennis Kucinich/(D) Presidential Candidate; 1:15]
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[OUT Q=GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS.]

((THE DEBATE LOOKED MORE LIKE TARGET PRACTICE. THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TOOK AIM AT PRESIDENT BUSH ... AND HIS HANDLING OF IRAQ.
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(SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE)

WE HAVE YOUNG MEN IN A SHOOTING GALLERY RIGHT NOW AND THE PRIMARY REASON IS BECAUSE OUR PRESIDENT HAD NO PLAN
(SEN. JOHN KERRY/DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE)

BEING FLOWN TO AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER AND PRONOUNCING AN END TO THE WAR DOES NOT END WAR
(REP. DICK GEPHARDT/DEM PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE)

THIS PRES HAS TO LEAD HE'S A MISERABLE FAILURE ON THIS ISSUE AND HE HAS TO BE REPLACED THE CANDIDATES ALSO TOOK ON THE NEW DEMOCRATIC FRONT-RUNNER -- FORMER VERMONT GOVERNOR, HOWARD DEAN.
(SOT SEN. JOE LIEBERMAN/DEM PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE) --
(SOT: HOWARD DEAN/DEM PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE)

AND THE DEMOCRATIC CONTENDERS TALKED ABOUT THEIR PRESCRIPTION FOR FIXING THE AILING ECONOMY.
(SOT: CAROL MOSELEY BRAUN/DEM PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE)
(SOT: DENNIS KUCINICH/DEM PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE)
(nat - question in spanish)

THURSDAY NIGHT'S DEBATE IN ALBUQUERQUE WAS HOSTED BY THE CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC CAUCUS, INCLUDED QUESTIONS IN SPANISH, AND WILL BE AIRED THIS SATURDAY ON THE SPANISH-LANGUAGE NETWORK, UNIVISION. IT'S PART OF A PUSH BY DEMOCRATS TO COURT MORE LATINO VOTERS --NOW THE LARGEST MINORITY GROUP IN THE NATION. THIS WAS THE FIRST OF SIX DEBATES SANCTIONED BY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY...BEFORE THE IOWA AND NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARIES IN JANUARY. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS.))

[IRaq]


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The Democratic candidates tonight welcomed the president's decision to finally seek U-N help in stabilizing postwar Iraq.
The leaders of Germany and France aren't so sure and say they will not not support a U-S draft resolution that would share the burden of running postwar Iraq.
But the leaders say they believe a compromise is possible.
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[Vo-Nat 08.5]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq]


Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld visited Iraq today saying more troops are needed to secure Iraq, but he says NOT Americans.
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[IN Q=Should the ]

((DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARYOF DEFENSE; SHOULD THE TOTAL NUMBER OF SECURITY FORCES GO UP? YEAH, I THINK SO, BUT I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE ON THE IRAQI SIDE AND ON THE INTERNATIONAL SIDE, NOT ON THE U.S. SIDE.))
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[OUT Q=ON THE U.S. SIDE.]
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Overnight, another firefight in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit- after U-S troops came under mortar attack.
No reports of American casualties in that battle.
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[Rail-Solution]


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As Virginia makes plans to improve Interstate 81, more communities along the highway are calling for a closer look at the corridor's rail lines.
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[VO-NAT]


Two dozen local governments have passed resolutions encouraging the state to consider rail improvements as a way to ease congestion on the interstate.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Rail advocates believe the plan would divert a substantial percentage of freight that now moves by truck, and they fear the state is dismissing that option.
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[SOT 13:01]
[IN Q=We need more]

((DAVID FOSTER/RAIL SOLUTION MEMBER: WE NEED MORE BALANCED TRANSPORTATION PLANNING IN VIRGINIA, AND WE CAN'T JUST KEEP LOOKING TO BUILDING MORE LANES OF PAVEMENT TO SOLVE EVERY CONGESTION PROBLEM.))
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[OUT Q=solve every congestion problem.]
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[VO-NAT]


Roanoke State Senator John Edwards hopes to win General Assembly approval for a rail authority that would help to finance track improvements.
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[Salem-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The cause of a stubborn fire in Salem last month will be officially listed as "undetermined".
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[VO-NAT :45]
[SUPER=03-Salem/August 20;]

The assistant chief of the Salem Fire Department says the fire at the True Value Hardware store August 20th started in an area known as "the shed", a once-separate building that had been incorporated into the larger structure. Originally, investigators thought the fire started in the attic and may have been electrical in origin. They now say the exact cause is unclear, although foul play is *not* suspected. The case will remain under investigation. If new information comes to light, the official cause could be changed.
[SUPER=04-August 25;]

Meantime, Salem planned to open its water intake this afternoon. The intake had been closed following the death of hundreds of fish. There'd been concern contaminated runoff from the fire had caused the kill.
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[Outback-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Two men are in custody in the triple slaying at an Outback Restaurant in Texas. Both face capital murder charges.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Texarkana, TX/Monday]


It was early Monday that three employees at the Steakhouse were found shot to death.
Police say both men are former employees but the father of one says his son never worked at Outback.
Police say a tip led to the men.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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Robin says a change is in store for the weekend.
The forecast when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]

[***NAT MUSIC UNDER***]
Plus thousands of screaming fans and some high-energy musicians kick off the NFL Season.
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[Commercial]


[Gring]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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After more than 10 years on the job, Roanoke College's president is stepping down.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/August 11;]

David Gring announced his retirement this morning. He says he's *not* sick and he's *not* taking another job, that he just wants to relax and enjoy his kids and grandkids. Gring has headed up the Salem institution since 1989. He says he has accomplished his goals and is especially proud of the school's Phi Beta Kappa members for recently being awarded their own chapter. His retirement will take effect at the end of the academic year.
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[Tech-Computers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=03-27 TC1:41:02]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


Virginia Tech is hoping to take the area of research to the next level.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The university held an information session today about its plans to build the world's largest supercomputing cluster at an academic institution.
[SUPER=04-Virginia Tech Video;]

Using more than one thousand of the world's fastest personal computers-- the Mac G-5s, engineers say the cluster will significantly enhance the university's research capabilities.
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[IN Q=it doesn't]

((GLENDA SCALES/VIRGINIA TECH DISTANT LEARNING & COMPUTERS: IT DOESN'T BRING A LOT TO VIRGINIA TECH JUST TO HAVE A THOUSAND COMPUTERS ALL IN ONE ROOM, IT'S THE SCIENCE AND THE RESEARCH THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO DO AS A RESULT OF HAVING THIS MAJOR RESOURCE AND THAT'S WHAT'S TRULY IMPORTANT.))
[SUPER=01-Glenda Scales/Va. Tech Distant Learning and Computers;]
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[OUT Q=truly important]
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[VO-NAT]

The five-point-two million dollar project is being funded through grants. The first batch of computers is scheduled to arrive this Saturday. Engineers hope to have the system ready for full production by January First.
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[S-Extra]


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Coming up, the Hillcats try to advance to the Carolina League Championship Series, we'll go truckin' in Richmond, and the Hokies lose a freshman receiver, but first tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]


Suspended Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett is considering suing to enter the NFL early. The NFL doesn't allow players to be eligible for the pro draft until they've been out of high school for three years. Clarett, a sophomore could not apply until 2005 under that scenario. Clarett has been suspended for allegedly accepting improper benefits and misleading investigators.
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[S-Hillcats]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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The Lynchburg Hillcats are headed back to the Mills Cup Championship series after knocking off Wilmington to win the best of three series two games to none.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Blue Rocks vs. Hillcats; :00]


Little fans were hoping for big things tonight in the Hill City and the Cats delivered.
We pick it up in the second when the Hillcats Ryan Doumit steps in and cranks this solo homer to deep left field. Lynchburg led it 1-nothing.
Still in the second, Nate McClouth bloops a single scoring Yurendell Decaster from second good enough for a 2-oh ballgame.
It stayed that way until the 6th when Jose Batista smacks a bomb of his own. The moon shot cleared the
[SUPER=37-Wilmington/3/Lynchburg/4/;]

scoreboard with room to spare. Lynchburg went on to win it 4 to 3. The Hillcats will meet Winston-Salem Saturday night in Lynchburg.
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[S-Cubs]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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In the big leagues, the Cubs are closing in on the Astros after taking four of five from the Cardinals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/WGN; :00]


This afternoon at Wrigley, Sammy Sosa was called out on strikes during his second at bat. Sosa mumbled something on his way back to the dugout and was tossed out by home plate ump Bill Hohn.
[SUPER=35-St. Louis/6/Chicago/7/;]

Former Gretna star Tony Womack delivered the game winning hit for the Cubbies, an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh as Chicago won it 7 to 6.
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[S-Trucks]


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[WRITER=twe]
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The Nascar Craftsman Truck Series took center stage at the Richmond International Raceway in tonight's running of the Virginia is for Lovers 200.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/SPEED; :00]


Tina Gordon had a short night as she tried to make it three wide with Brendan Gaughan and Dennis Setzer. Gordon ended up in the fence.
Later, Bobby Hamilton and Ted Musgrave locked up in a battle for second, but Musgrave spun Hamilton around ending his shot at the win.
Hamilton returned the favor wrecking Gaughan on the last lap. It didn't matter to Tony Stewart who held off Robert Pressley over the final laps to claim the checkered flag for the second straight year.
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[SUPER=01-Tony Stewart/2nd Truck Series Win; :00]
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[S-JMU]


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The JMU Dukes come into Blacksburg fresh off a 48 to 6 win over Liberty. And while the 1-double A Dukes face long odds against the Hokies, as Mike Stevens explains, it's nothing new.
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(( JMU head coach Mickey Matthews is in his fifth season at JMU and while he would like to give Tech a game - he would really like to have son be able to join him on the sideline. Matthews' son, Clayton - a former receiver and punter for the Dukes was seriously injured in a car wreck on August 12th, and he is currently recovering at a rehab hospital in Georgia. ((FRANK BEAMER:)) ((STANDUP:)) ((FRANK BEAMER:)) In case you are wondering, the last One Double A team to come into Blacksburg and win was Richmond. The Spiders beat Tech 24-to-14 on September 7th of 1985. In Blacksburg, Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))


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One other Hokies note. Virginia Tech flanker Fred Lee has been released from his scholarship and plans to transfer.
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The redshirt freshman from Pennsylvania was a high school all american before coming to Blacksburg. With the emergence of true freshmen David Clowney and Josh Hyman in a receiving corps led by Ernest Wilford, Lee's chance to contribute was certainly diminished.
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Week Number two of the high school football season rolls around tomorrow night. We'll bring you highlights of 14 games on Friday Football Extra. Here's a look at the complete schedule.
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The NFL Season kicked off tonight with a star studded concert-
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Aerosmith and Britney Spears were headliners at a concert on the National Mall in Washington D-C.
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The Front rows of the concert were reserved for members of the military- The concert was in honor of our servicemen and women.
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