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Coming right up on NEWS 7: we've got a first-hand account of a school bus accident.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

And local reaction to the music industry's crackdown on piracy.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - Matt Schaub talks about being a teacher. The new Nascar schedule is out,
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and more seats and better access will greet race fans at Martinsville next month.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Except for some fog, the weather is fairly clear for the rest of the week and rather comfortable as well.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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Four people are sent to the hospital following a school bus accident just a couple of hours ago in Montgomery County.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry. Shannon is off tonight.

[Bus-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The accident happened around 3:45 along McCoy Road.
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State police say the driver of the bus was traveling toward the New River, when she rear-ended a pickup truck. A witness who knew the truck driver, say the man was about to turn around when he was hit.
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((WILLIAM BROWNELL/WITNESS: WE WAS WALKING UP TO SNUFFIES AND I SAW FRANK HARRISON DRIVING DOWN IN HIS TRUCK AND I TURNED AROUND TO TELL MY FRIEND WE CAN CATCH A RIDE FROM HIM...AND SOON AS I TURNED AROUND TO TALK TO HER, I HEARD THE BUS HIT HIM.))
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The bus was carrying three children. They were taken to the hospital for minor injuries, along with the driver of the truck. The driver of the bus was not hurt.
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[Warner-education]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-31 TC1:21:58]
[SS=Mark Warner]


Nine BILLION dollars are spent every year educating students in Virginia's public schools.
Governor Warner says he wants to ensure that every dollar counts.
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Meghan Muldoon has more on how he hopes to do that.
Warner says he wants to bring accountability to public education.
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He says one way to do that is by bringing in auditors.
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(( Governor Warner says Virginia schools can be more efficient.
Starting this month, state auditors will be dispatched to Roanoke County, New Kent County and Richmond.
They will be reviewing each district's administrative practices to help find ways to run those school systems cheaper.
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((GOVERNOR WARNER: THE AUDITORS AND MANAGEMENT SPECIALISTS WILL BE EXAMINING THINGS LIKE HOW WE CAN OPERATE OUR FLEET OF SCHOOL BUSES MORE EFFICIENTLY HOW WE CAN REDUCE ENERGY COSTS, HOW WE CAN PROVIDE BETTER SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE THAT'S BOTH MORE NUTRITIOUS PERHAPS AND CHEAPER.)) [RUNS:14]
The governor also wants one standardized statewide performance review to analyze how effectively each school division uses their resources.
He says currently the measure of how well a school performs varies widely across localities and states.
he says the information gleaned from the performance review will allow student and parents to look at how their school compares to others.
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((GOVERNOR WARNER: I HAVE GREAT CONFIDENCE THAT THE RESULT WILL BE NOT ONLY A MORE INFORMED DISCUSSION ABOUT EDUCATION A MORE EFFICIENT EDUCATION SYSTEM BUT ULTIMATELY AN ABILITY TO RAISE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.)) [RUNS:14]
Although it is an election year, most Republicans say they are on board with Warner's education proposals.
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((DELEGATE JACK REID/R-RICHMOND: I THINK THERE'S ENOUGH CREDIT TO GO AROUND FOR EVERYBODY. I THINK PUBLIC EDUCATION IS SOMETHING THAT ELECTED OFFICIALS IN VIRGINIA HAVE SHOWN OVER THE YEARS THAT THEY ARE COMMITTED TO REGARDLESS OF PARTY.)) [RUNS:13]
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Warner is trying to get money from the federal government to fund the creation of a statewide education database.
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As for the individual efficiency reviews, he says they will end up saving more money than they cost.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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School officials in Roanoke County say they are anxious to get the program started, and learn more about the process.
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Auditors from Richmond are expected to arrive in November, and spend 4-to-6 weeks on site. They will then spend several more weeks analyzing the data before issuing a report.
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((PENNY HODGE/DIRECTOR OF BUDGET AND FINANCE; BY AND LARGE WE ARE PRETTY EXCITED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF DOING THINGS BETTER THAN WE ARE DOING THEM. WE'RE VERY PROUD OF A LOT OF THINGS WE DO AND WE THINK THIS CAN DO NOTHING BUT HELP US DO OTHER THINGS BETTER))
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The Roanoke County school system volunteered for the pilot program. Officials say they are excited to be among the first in the program, and have the results of the audit early to help with future budget decisions.

[Music-Downloads]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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If you like to download music, then you'll want to listen up.
The music industry is cracking down on Internet music piracy. [***WDBJ WEBPAGE IN MONITOR***]
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Justin McLeod is in the newsroom with more on the problem and possible solutions. Justin?
Keith, it is a message you'll soon be hearing loud and clear.
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The Recording Industry Association of America is now suing 261 individuals it calls major offenders.
Fines can reach as high as 150-thousand dollars per song.
The R-I-A-A is even targeting colleges and Virginia Tech says it will not remain silent if the industry comes knocking.
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Like a lot of students here at Virginia Tech, James Owens likes to download music even though he knows it is against the rules.
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((JAMES OWENS/VIRGINIA TECH FRESHMEN: I DOWNLOAD MUSIC ON A REGULAR BASIS LIKE FIVE TEN SONGS A DAY.)) [Runs04]
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James is not alone.
But with nearly 30-thousand computers on the Virginia Tech campus, it is nearly impossible for the university to know exactly who is downloading what.
Virginia Tech does however often hear from the recording industry.
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((LARRY HINCKER/VIRGINIA TECH SPOKESPERSON: LAST YEAR FOR EXAMPLE WE HAD 460 CONTACTS FROM ORGANIZATIONS THAT FELT SOMEONE USING OUR NETWORK VIOLATED THEIR COPYRIGHT.)) [Runs09]
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School policy prohibits the downloading of copyrighted music.
Students who overly violate it often receive formal warnings or judicial referrals.
If Virginia Tech eventually gets a subpoena from the recording industry, the university says it will identify that student. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF MUSIC))
Right now, the recording industry is only going after Internet users who download and then re-distribute the music.


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((STEPHNEN HOMSEY/VIRGINIA TECH FRESHMEN: INTERNATIONALLY THERE'S MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF PEOPLE DOWNLOADING SO TO GET PEOPLE THAT DO IT A FEW TIMES A WEEK WOULD BE KINDA AT AN EXTREME.)) [Runs10]
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But it appears the music industry means business and is going as far as offering amnesty to file swappers.
In exchange for wiping unauthorized song services and tunes off their hard drives, and noting such in a notarized letter, the R-I-A-A will agree not to file civil suits.
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Keith, Virginia Tech believes this is such a serious issue that it is now spending more orientation time educating students about copyright infringement.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Still ahead on News 7, see how some hope an old barn will bring new art and new business to community.
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Plus another big bottling company could be ready to get its feet wet at an area spring.
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[Floyd-Center]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A landmark on the outskirts of Floyd is reopening this weekend after a major renovation.
The Jacksonville Center is an old dairy barn, finding new life as a cultural center and business incubator.
Joe Dashiell visited this afternoon.
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((As workmen scraped the parking lot, woodworker Larry Smith cleaned a dining chair that he'll display in the building's new gallery.
A ten month renovation is near its end... the grand opening set for this weekend.
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The exterior of the Jacksonville center looks much as it did in the 1940s when the structure was built as a dairy barn.
Inside, the old hay loft has become a gallery and meeting space.
The milking parlor and production areas downstairs provide work space and display areas for artists.
Organizers hope the building will become a tourist attraction and a cultural business incubator.
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The 600- thousand dollar project was several years in the making... 9th District Congressman Rick Boucher secured federal funds, while state and local sources also chipped in.
And with a few finishing touches, supporters of the Jacksonville Center are anxious to open their doors and show a return on that investment.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Floyd County))

[Big-Springs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Big Springs in Rockbridge County is once again a possible location for a water bottling company.
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Nestle/Deer Park had an option to buy the land to construct a massive water bottling plant, but pulled out in July. Now through an intermediary, Rockbridge County Economic leaders have heard from another Fortune 50 company that is looking at several sites, including Big Springs. So far, the company's name is being withheld from local officials. Big Springs produce about 3-million gallons of water each day.
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[Blacksburg-Sewer]


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Blacksburg's planning commission says the town needs to slow down its plans to build a controversial new sewer system.
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In July, the town approved a plan to build a centralized sewer system that would include service to the Tom's Creek area. However, many residents criticized the town's decision, saying the 16-million dollar project is a threat to the environment. Now, the town's planning commission says it isn't so sure about the project either.
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((J.B. JONES/PLANNING COMMISSION CHAIR: THE LONG RANGE COMMITTEE, WHICH IS ONE OF THE SUBCOMMITTEES OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION, DIDN'T THINK NUMBER ONE THEY HAD ENOUGH TIME THEMSELVES TO STUDY IT... AND NUMBER TWO THAT THEY HAD ENOUGH TIME FOR CITIZEN'S INPUT.))
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The commission voted six-to-one to delay the project for another TWO months. The town will vote tonight whether to follow the commission's recommendations or move forward with the plan.
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[Pillowtex]


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More federal help is on the way to laid off Pillowtex workers.
Today, Senator George Allen said that former workers will be eligible for help under the Trade Adjustment Assistance program.
Workers will be able to get job retraining, cash payments and tax credits for health insurance costs,

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Sellers took control on Wall Street, sending stocks lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW lost 79 points.
NASDAQ fell 15.
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[Knox]


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They've impaneled a jury of 18 people to consider criminal charges against Doctor Cecil Knox.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Now the government will begin outlining its case against Knox and three members of his office staff implicated in the 83-count indictment. The case is primarily about abuse of the pain medication OxyContin and other narcotics. It took all day today to finish whittling down the jury pool of 200 citizens to the right number of Western Virginia residents qualified to serve. The judge dismissed about 25 people, folks who'd come from such far-flung places as Max Meadows and Appomattox.
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[Art-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=tha]
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Some Congressional lawmakers helped etch nearly a million dollars in funding into a bill for the Art Museum of Western Virginia.
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According to Congressman Bob Goodlatte, the House of Representatives has overwhelming approved 900- thousand dollars in funding for the facility. The money was included in the Department of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill. If the money receives final approval, it would be used to help the Art Museum build a new facility and IMAX theater.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - the new NASCAR schedule is out - Martinsville's expansion is almost complete =
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and Matt Schaub's focus has shifted from the Heisman to being a helper. More on that in sports.
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[S-Schedule]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-149 20618tc]
[GRAPHIC=nascar]

NASCAR released its 2004 Racing schedule this afternoon. There are no new venues or races, but there is a new name of course with Nextel replacing Winston. The Winston does remain in Charlotte and locally there is only one little change.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville/April 13; :00]

The spring race in Martinsville in 2004, the new Advance Auto Parts 500, is changing spots with the Talladega spring race. The Martinsville race will now be held on April 18th a week before the Talladega event. For you long time fans this is how is used to be before last year.
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[S-Track]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
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Right now the Martinsville Speedway is getting ready for the Subway 500 weekend which be held at the track on October 17th through the 19th.
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The new bird's eye view seating expansion is completely done. 2000 new seats have been added right on top of the press box and suites in turns one and two.
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Clay Campbell's bull ring also is getting a new entrance road. Once one of the worst things about race day, will now be one of the best as a new 6 lane access road will take fans in and out of the speedway much easier.
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[vo-nat con't] That road should be completely finished by the end of next week. Then after the race the real fun begins. The railroad tracks that have hugged the back stretch of the track since it was built, will be moved back up the hill about 120 yards. This will allow for even more seating at the track - and eventually the capacity will top more than 100 thousand.
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[S-QB]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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The Virginia Cavaliers will try and beat Western Michigan with red shirt freshman quarterback Anthony Martinez under center.
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Martinez has had a tough start to his college football career. He tossed two interceptions against South Carolina and has connected on less than 50 percent of his passes. ACC player of the year and UVa injured starter Matt Schaub has tried to keep Martinez up beat.
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Many fans are wondering when Marquis Hagans will step back in as UVa's quarterback, but Al Groh says that is not necessarily the answer to the Cavaliers offensive problems.
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[S-College]


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[WRITER=mst]
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The Maurice Clarett saga continues tonight. The Ohio State star
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[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]

was charged today with lying to police about the value of items that were stolen from his car. The prosecutor in the case says Clarett will likely only receive probation. Ohio State coach Jim Tressel also said today he will allow the star running back to transfer, and that he and the remaining players are moving on.
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