[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

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[WRITER=jja]
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Coming up on News-
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[VO-NAT]


Ships are heading out to sea- and people are heading inland. News 7 is in Virginia Beach.. a live report straight ahead.
Students heading to some local school find protestors there today-
And teens and pot. ... keeping them away from the driver's seat.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.[Open]
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[SUPER=@Jean1;]
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[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]
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[VO-NAT]


Hurricane warnings have now been posted as Isabel moves closer and makes a mess of vacation plans.
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[Hurricane-Preps]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Truck]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Isabel]


Residents and tourists are counting down to the arrival of Hurricane Isabel. Some are still boarding up, but many others are heading out.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Meghan/Starlink;]

Meghan Muldoon is in Virginia Beach tonight, when Isabel is already making a mess of many peoples' plans.
[LIVE=Meghan Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=@Meghan1;]
[SUPER=05-Virginia Beach;]


((ROLLCUE:...ROLLED FROM TRUCK))
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[SUPER=03-Virginia Beach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ivan & Shalene Hicks/Newlyweds; :23]
[SUPER=01-John & Mary Haas/Honeymooners; :37]
[SUPER=01-Dana Wagner/Michigan Tourist; :54]
[SUPER=01-Steve Wagner/Michigan Tourist; :59]
[SUPER=01-Mike Nuzzo/Connecticut Tourist; 1:07]
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[LIVE=Meghan Full/Starlink]
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[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Meghan/Starlink;]




[Navy-Ships]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Isabel]

The Navy is also preparing for Isabel.
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[VO-NAT 10:19:05]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk, VA]

Today it began moving ships from the Norfolk area out into the Atlantic Ocean to ride out the storm. Officials say the ships can maneuver around the hurricane once they're in open water. High winds and the expected storm surge could damage ships and piers if the vessels remained at the Norfolk Naval Station.
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[NC-Evacuation]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=col]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Isabel]

And just south of Virginia, up to 90 thousand people have already been ordered to leave North Carolina's Outer Banks .

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03- Dare Co., NC]

Officials believe that Hurricane Isabel may deliver gale force winds to the area by tomorrow evening and hurricane force winds are expected Thursday.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We have put into effect]
[SUPER=01-Renee Cahoon/ Dare Co. Commissioner;]
[RUNS=08]

((RENEE CAHOON/ DARE CO. COMMISSIONER "WE HAVE PUT INTO EFFECT A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN DARE COUNTY THAT MEANS THAT WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO LEAVE AND WE ARE ASKING OUR VISITORS TO LEAVE."))
[OUT Q= we are asking our visitors to leave]
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[VO-NAT]

There are no approved Red Cross shelters in the Outer Banks areas like Dare County. That'll force residents to travel well inland to find shelter.
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[Power-Crews]


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


Electric companies from many parts of the country are heading this way to help local crews deal with expected power outages.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL]

Line workers, mechanics and other support help will soon begin arriving in areas projected to be most damaged by Isabel.
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[SOT]
[IN Q= they go with and attitude to help]
[SUPER=01-T.J. Szelistowski/ TECO;]

((T.J. Szelistowski/TECO; "THEY GO WITH AN ATTITUDE TO HELP THE PEOPLE WHO ARE UP THEIR PUT THEIR LIVES BACK IN ORDER."))
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[OUT Q= put their lives back in order]
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[VO-NAT]

From the Tampa, Florida area alone, another two to three hundred crew members plan to leave early tomorrow morning. They will travel in a convoy of about 100 trucks.
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[Travel]


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


If you're traveling this weekend, your best bet is to check it out ahead of time.
As Isabel approaches, Amtrak has already cancelled some trains scheduled to go through Eastern Virginia.
The two trains which go through cities in this region- the Crescent and Carninal- are still both scheduled- though that could change.
Airlines have not cancelled flights yet- but they say they will relax their reservation policies depending on Isabel.
[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

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[Toss back to Jean]

[Tech-Classes]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-34 1:04:29]
[GRAPHIC=Virgnia Tech]


A report from the state fire marshal's office shows overcrowded classrooms at Virginia Tech are a safety violation.
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[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/September 5;]

State fire officials visited Tech LAST Wednesday, about a week after a photo in the Roanoke Times showed students sitting in the aisles of a lecture hall. Inspectors found one violation--a cart that was blocking an aisle--which was corrected on-site. But, officials later discovered that the 329 students enrolled in the class actually exceeded the room's posted occupancy of 300.
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[SOT 2659]
[IN Q=the enrollment]

((LARRY HINCKER/VT SPOKESMAN: THE ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED BY CLASSROOM LOAD OCCUPANCY, BUT PROFESSORS ARE ALLOWED TO FORCE-ADD, AND THEY DO THAT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT BY THE FIRST EXAM THEY'RE GOING TO LOSE CERTAIN STUDENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech Spokesman;]
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[OUT Q=to lose students]
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[VO-NAT]

Hincker says the university has corrected the problem, by adding another course section, taught on-line.
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[Online-School]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-31 1:25:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some area students are putting away their pencils and paper and picking up a keyboard and mouse.
It's all part of a new program in Roanoke County that is revolutionizing the way students are taught.
Justin McLeod shows us how it works.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOT in class]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Caroline Overfelt/E-Learning Coordinator; :14]
[SUPER=01-Brionna Miller/Hidden Valley H.S. Senior; :35]
[SUPER=01-Karen Hicks/Hidden Valley H.S. Teacher; 1:00]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:31]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7]


(( ((NAT SOUND OF CLASSROOM FROM TAPE LABELED HIDDEN VALLEY))
The classroom of today is already shaping into the classroom of tomorrow, as more and more students have information at their fingertips. ((NAT SOUND OF TYPING GOING INTO BITE))
[SOT 16:53:37]
[IN Q=This is huge]

((CAROLINE OVERFELT/E-LEARNING COORDINATOR: THIS IS HUGE. THIS IS A POSITIVE EXPLORATION INTO OUTSIDE LEARNING OUTSIDE THE TRADITIONAL SCHOOL WALLS.))
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[OUT Q=traditional school walls]


They're doing it through the internet.
High school students in Roanoke County can now take classes online.
It began a few months ago with summer school.
Brionna Miller was one of the first to use it and very rarely had to venture into the classroom.
[SOT 17:16:36]
[IN Q=I could get on]

((BRIONNA MILLER/HIDDEN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL: I COULD GET ON WHENEVER I WANTED TO I COULD GET UP WHATEVER TIME I NEEDED TO DO IT, AND MAYBE GET MY WORK DONE FOR THREE DAYS OR MORE.))
[Runs= 06]
[OUT Q=days or more]


Now that the school year is underway, teachers are using the computer to supplement regular classroom work.
Students can get assignments and then read the material online.
They can take practice tests and have the score added up immediately.
There's even a discussion board to help students before that big test.
[SOT 16:51:06]
[IN Q=They can post]

((KAREN HICKS/HIDDEN VALLEY H.S. TEACHER: THEY CAN POST A QUESTION AND HOPEFULLY ANOTHER STUDENT IN THE CLASS WILL BE ONLINE AND CAN ANSWER THE QUESTION FOR THEM.))
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[OUT Q=question for them]


Parents can also use the technology to review their kids course work and grades. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF TEACHER TALKING AT COMPUTER))
You can expect to see more of this online learning in the future but educators believe the traditional classroom will still be needed.
[SOT 16:54:23]
[IN Q=I think the interaction]

((CAROLINE OVERSTREET/E-LEARNING COORDINATOR: I THINK THE INTERACTION BETWEEN THE TEACHER AND STUDENT IS SO INTEGRAL TO A STUDENT LEARNING AND DEVELOPING SOCIALLY AS WELL AS HAVING THAT INSTANT COMMUNICATION.))
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[OUT Q=that instant communication]
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[IN Q= ]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: WITH ON-LINE LEARNING THERE ARE SOME LOGISTICS ISSUES SUCH AS HOW TO PREVENT A STUDENT FROM CHEATING IF TAKING A TEST ON-LINE. CURRENTLY, TEACHERS CAN PUT TIME LIMITS ON EACH QUESTION AND STUDENTS HAVE TO USE A PASSWORD BEFORE TAKING IT. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Abortion protests take a new directions. Still ahead, moving from clinics to schools.
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[VO-NAT]

And new efforts to keep teens who take drugs from getting behind the wheel.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[Abortion-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-33 52:44]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Abortion protestors from Petersburg brought their demonstration to Roanoke schools today.
And their visit brought criticism from students, parents, and advocates for abortion rights.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Life and Liberty Ministries has taken its protest on the road in the past, focusing its attention on abortion clinics.
This morning, members of the group lined the sidewalk outside of William Ruffner Middle School and William Fleming High School.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We're in the middle]

((DENNIS GREEN/LIFE AND LIBERTY MINISTRIES: WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A WEEK-LONG SWEEP THROUGH VIRGINIA THAT'S TO SHOW THE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION. BRINGING THE PICTURES OF THE MURDERED PRE-BORN TO THE STREETS.)) ((DAVID NOVA/PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF THE BLUE RIDGE: THESE SORTS OF GRAPHIC DISPLAYS RIGHT BEFORE SCHOOL AFFECT THE CHILDREN WHO ARE TYRING TO LEARN. IT AFFECTS THE TEACHERS WHO ARE TRYING TO TEACH.))
[SUPER=01-Dennis Green/Life and Liberty Ministries; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Nova/Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge; :09]
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[OUT Q=who are trying to teach.]
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[VO-NAT]


The protestors headed to Blacksburg to continue their demonstration at Virginia Tech.
They plan more stops at high schools and colleges before the end of the week.
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[Brown]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-30 2:04:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Murder suspect Kevin Eugene Brown says prosecutors have the wrong man.. and that he did "not" help shoot to death a Lynchburg couple in their home last year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/April, 2002]


Brown is the second man to stand trial for the murders of Anthony and Ronda Robinson in April of 2002.
Brown admits to being at the Robinsons' home that night, but says he ran off when he heard gunshots.
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[SOT 00:29:59]
[IN Q=He tries to]

((STEPHANIE MADDOX/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: HE TRIES TO GET AWAY FROM SUSSEX STREET. TRIES TO GET DOWN FROM THE PORCH, FALLS DOWN AND HITS HIS KNEE, RUNNING OFF THE PORCH. AND HE'S GOING TO TELL YOU THAT SOMEBODY DID CHASE HIM, GRABBED HIM FROM BEHIND AND HE STRUGGLED WITH THE GUY AND TOOK OFF, KEPT GOING RUNNING DOWN WESTOVER, GETTING AWAY FROM SUSSEX STREET BECAUSE HE HEARS SHOTS BEING FIRED.))
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Maddox/Defense Attorney]
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[OUT Q=shots being fired.]
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[VO-NAT]


Brown says that third, unidentified suspect is the one who helped murder the Robinsons.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


One more Democrat announces for President today, and another should tomorrow. Campaign news is still ahead.
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[VO-NAT]

And forget about the new dance crazes .. this one is eight centuries old, and the antlers are even older.
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[Commercial]

[Edwards]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]


He's been campaigning for months but today he made it official.
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[vo-nat 10.5]
[Super=03-Robbins, NC;]

North Carolina Democrat John Edwards is running for President.
He made the announcement in front of the mill where he worked as a boy and where his dad worked for 30 years.
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[SOT 1:06]
[IN Q=]

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: THIS IS WHERE I LEARNED THAT A JOB IS MORE THAN A PAYCHECK IT IS DIGNITY SELF RESPECT AND SELF WORTH.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=AND SELF WORTH.]
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[VO-NAT 09 PLUS PAD]
[Super=03-Little Rock, AR;]


Edwards is up against several other democrats and that list may include this man- Retired Army General Wesley Clark.
Clark is expected to make an announcment tomorrow.
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[Peterson]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2003]

And in local campaign news, a Floyd County business consultant is pulling his hat OUT of the political ring. Republican Thomas Peterson has reportedly abandoned plans to run against state Senator Roscoe Reynolds of Henry County.

[Teen-Driving]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=03-36 25:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]

When your teen asks for the car keys, you might want to check his or her eyes. New research suggests teens are driving under the influence, but it's not just alcohol. Julie Vallese reports on a new campaign to keep teens off drugs, and safe behind the wheel.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a message]
[SUPER=01-John Walters/Office of National Drug Control Policy; :09]
[SUPER=07-Ted Stevens; :35]
[SUPER=01-Steve Fox/Marijuana Policy Project; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Julie Vallese/Reporting; 1:24]
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[OUT Q=Julie Vallese, News 7.]

((IT'S A MESSAGE MOST TEENS HAVE HEARD - DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE. BUT THE MESSAGE ABOUT DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS HASN'T BEEN AS LOUD.
--SOT--

An estimated 38 thousand in the survey conducted in 2001 nationally admitted they had crashed an automobile while under the influence of marijuana. --TRACK-- ACCORDING TO AN ANALYSIS OF GOVERNMENT DATA, ONE IN SIX 18-YEAR OLDS SAY THEY HAVE DRIVEN WHILE HIGH. --TRACK-- TED STEVENS WAS ONE OF THOSE TEENS. NOW 19, AT A NEWS CONFERENCE HE SAID HE STARTED SMOKING POT WHEN HE WAS 14 AND HAD FOUR SERIOUS CAR CRASHES, ALL WHILE HIGH.
--SOT--

I saw nothing wrong with smoking and getting behind the wheel of a vehicle in fact sometimes I believe it increased by driving performance. --TRACK-- A SURVEY BY STUDENTS AGAINST DESTRUCTIVE DECISIONS AND THE INSURANCE COMPANY LIBERTY MUTUAL FOUND 41 PERCENT OF TEENS WERE NOT CONCERNED ABOUT DRIVING AFTER USING DRUGS. BUT A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN GOVERNMENT, PRIVATE COMPANIES AND INTEREST GROUPS IS PROMOTING A NEW CAMPAIGN AGAINST DRIVING WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS. --NATS-- --TRACK-- SUPPORTERS OF LEGALIZING MARIJUANA AGREE WITH THE MESSAGE - DON'T DRIVE WHILE HIGH. BUT SAY IT DOESN'T ADDRESS THE FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEM THAT TOO MANY KIDS ARE SMOKING POT.
--SOT--

in no way would we ever suggest kids should be smoking or adults should be smoking but we feel if it's regulated we will be able to minimize the number of kids who are smoking. --TRACK-- ORGANIZERS OF THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST DRUGGED-DRIVING ADMIT THEY CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH. THEY SAY THE MOST IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT NOT USING DRUGS WON'T COME FROM THEM OR TELEVISION ADS, BUT FROM PARENTS. IN WASHINGTON I'M JULIE VALLESE ))
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[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=EXTRA POINT]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Hurricane Isabel is already creating plenty of disruptions in the sports world.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dover, DE; :00]

NASCAR is canceling on-track activities for Thursday and Friday because Isabel's expected path could take the storm over Dover International Speedway. That means there won't be any qualifying for this weekend's Winston Cup and Busch series races. The 43-car fields for the Winston Cup and Busch races will be determined by owner championship points. That means Matt Kenseth will be on the pole and Dale Earnhardt Junior will be on the outside of the front row when the M-B-N-A America 400 Cup starts on Sunday.
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[S-Volley]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-159 42:53]
[GRAPHIC=Volleyball]


We start on the high school court. Byrd and Salem getting together for some volleyball.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Terriers vs. Spartans; :00]


The Spartans would host this best three out of five match between the two rivals over in Salem last night.
The Terriers serving here. Salem takes the point after Katie Schwizer taps the ball over and it falls. She had five kills also.
The Terries answer back. April Fyreball spikes the ball, a nice kill there. Salem won the first set 25-22, but Byrd takes the second set 25-15.
But Salem wins the match, taking set threeand four 25-17 and 25-21. The Spartans are 4 and 1.
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[S-Braves]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-149 2:02:19]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


On to baseball. Braves and Expos hit the diamond in Montreal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montreal, Canada/Braves vs. Expos; :00]

The Braves top slugger Chipper Jones bloops a single into center field and Rafael Forcal is gonna come on down to make it 4-1 Braves in the top of the eighth
[SUPER=35-Atlanta/4/Montreal/5;]But Bobby Cox was not relaxed yet,

here's why, the Expos go to guy Vladamir Guerero with the one bagger to right that scores Andy Chavez. 4-2 Braves but Montreal continues the comeback and wins 5-4.
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[S-Sox]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-157 33:50]
[GRAPHIC=none]
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[VO-NAT wipe to #Eng!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/Devil Rays vs. Red Sox; :00]

In Boston, Pedro Martinez threw a six-hitter and the Red Sox scored twice in the eighth to pull out a 3-to-2 win [SUPE
R=35-Boston/3/Tampa Bay/2;]over Tampa Bay. Martinez is 13-and-4 after picking up his 100th Boston victory.


The Red Sox snapped the tie when David Ortiz singled home a run in the eighth and Bill Mueller (MIL'-ur) lifted a sacrifice fly.
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[S-NFL]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-153 44:55]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


The Jacksonville Jaguars are OH and 2, banged up and in need of some change which meant good things for former Virginia tech safety Nick Sorensen and former UVa linebacker Shannon Taylor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Sorensen was signed by the Jaguars yesterday. The defensive back has two years of NFL experience and was with the Rams for 23 games.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Taylor has also been signed by Jacksonville. 2000 was the former Patrick Henry stars rookie season. He played one year with the Chargers and the last two with the Baltimore Ravens. No details on their contracts were available.
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[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-155 36:07]
[GRAPHIC=Mike Vick]

Tech and NFL fans might have to wait a bit longer for former Hokie Michael Vick to return to playing for the Atlanta Falcons.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :00]


Falcons coach Dan Reeves said this week that the target date for Vick's return to playing is most likely October 19th against the Saints, and possibly October 13th against the Rams. Vick is still on crutches and cannot put his show on the foot of his fractured right leg.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-160 3726TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH/TEXAS A&M]

Isabel and breaking out old Tech football threads are the focus of tonights report from Blacksburg. Mike has more.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Weaver/Virginia Tech Athletic Director; :16]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :33]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/1990; :49]
[SUPER=01-Ernest Wilford/Virginia Tech Receiver; 1:06]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-Jaffray]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-158 36:12]
[GRAPHIC=ECHL strike]

The ECHL governors meetings wrapped up last week in Las Vegas but there is still a strike. The Owners have put a new collective bargaining agreement offer on the table and the players are reviewing it. The Express regular season opener is a month away as of tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


The Express will not have left winger Jason Jaffray on opening night. Jaffray has signed a one way contract with the AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins in Wilkesbar, Pennsylvania. Now Wheeling is the ECHL affiliate and there is a slight chance Jaffray could play for the Nailors this season. Jaffray had 85 points this past season for the Express. 34 goals and 51 assists.
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[Horn-Dance]


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


It's not the Polka or the Waltz, but this is a traditional dance- that you could say has bucked the changing times.
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[SOT 13]
[IN Q=NAT SOT]
((NAT SOUND OF DANCE NAT SOT))
[SUPER=03-Staffordshire, England;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=nat sound music]
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[VO-NAT]


This is the horn dance- a tradition that some says dates back to the time of Henry the third in 1226 to celebrate Saint Bartholomew's Day.
The dance is performed just once a year. The day begins with a blessing of the dancers in church.
The horns are over 1-thousand years old. The largest pair weighs over 25 pounds.
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