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((JUST IN CASE, I'M GETTING READY. HOPEFULLY EVERYBODY ELSE IS.))
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[OUT Q=else is.]
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[VO-NAT]


Isabel is knocking on the door of the eastern seaboard, prompting mandatory evacuations in both North Carolina and Virginia.
We'll have a live report from Virginia Beach.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a car bombing in Denmark leaves one person dead and many unanswered questions.
[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Leo]
[SS=None]

Nice sunny weather today but we get stormy starting tomorrow. I'll have your forecast.
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[ANCHOR=KIM 2-Shot]


News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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[SUPER=@Kimberly1;]
[SUPER=@Leo1;]



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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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[***WX-PRO***]
About 37-thousand eastern Virginia residents have been told to leave their homes as Hurricane Isabel gets closer to the shore.
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[Hurricane-Preps]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=1:41:36 on 03-28]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Isabel]


The evacuations are now underway in anticipation of the hurricane. Residents and tourists are being told to pack up and head out.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Kimberly & Meghan/Starlink;]


Meghan Muldoon is in Virginia Beach. Meghan, what is the mood like there now?
[LIVE=Meghan Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=@Meghan1;]
[SUPER=05-Virginia Beach;]


((ROLLCUE:...ROLLED FROM TRUCK))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Virginia Beach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kim Monstrola/Tourist from Pittsburgh; :11]
[SUPER=01-Izzy Levy/Virginia Beach Shop Owner; :46]
[SUPER=01-Meyera Oberndorf/Virginia Beach Mayor; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=back in to save them.]



[LIVE=Meghan Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=05-Virginia Beach;]


Meghan adlibs

[DOUBLE BOXES=Kimberly & Meghan/Starlink;]



[Isabel]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Hurrican]


North Carolina is preparing to be the first destination for Hurricane Isabel.
Stacy Case has an update from the Outer Banks, where the hurricane will likely make landfall tomorrow morning.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Kitty Hawk, NC;]
[SUPER=01-Ken Henkle/Mobile Home Park Manager;]
[SUPER=01-Stacy Case/CBS News;]
[SUPER=04-September 1999;]
[SUPER=01-Ed Rappaport/National Hurricane Center;]
[SUPER=01-Gov. Mike Easley/(D) North Carolina;]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=North Carolina's Outer Banks]

((
PKG
NAT: knock knock knock LOCATOR: KITTY HAWK, NC

TRACK: THEY STARTED EARLY---

NAT: talking to resident
TRACK: GOING DOOR TO DOOR, NAT: we're going to have to turn the power off when it floods
TRACK: TELLING PEOPLE THIS BEACH ROAD WILL WASH AWAY. NAT: she's leaving this afternoon.
TRACK: THOUGH SOME NEWER HOMES ARE BUILT TO WITHSTAND STRONG WINDS TO A CERTAIN EXTENT-- MOBILE HOMES DON'T STAND A CHANCE.
THE MANAGER OF THIS PARK TURNED THE WATER OFF--- A SUBTLE PROD, HE SAYS,

TO SEND THEM PACKING.
SUPER: KEN HENKLE/MOBILE HOME PARK MANAGER
(......)


STAND UP: STACY CASE/REPORTING emergency crews will be here throughout the hurricane. they say they'll always try to help, but with the evacuation order in effect-- there are no guarantees.
SUPER: /KITTY HAWK FIREFIGHTER we can't compete with mother nature.
TRACK: OVER NIGHT, ISABEL INTENSIFIED SLIGHTLY. FORECASTERS SAY SHE'S EXPECTED TO MAKE LANDFALL AS A CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE, POSSIBLY A 3.
NAT: floyd file LOCATOR/DATE: SEPTEMBER 1999 TRACK: FOUR YEARS AGO THIS WEEK, OUTER BANKS RESIDENTS GOT A LOT OF PRACTICE. HURRICANE FLOYD BLEW THROUGH, BRINGING MASSIVE FLOODING, KILLING 77 PEOPLE AND CAUSING $4.5 BILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE. FLOYD , WAS A CATEGORY TWO.
SUPER: ED RAPPAPORT/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER just because this is a cat 2, nothing to sniff at.
TRACK: NORTH CAROLINA'S GOVERNOR URGED COASTAL RESIDENTS NOT TO WAIT ANY LONGER.
SUPER: GOV MIKE EASLEY/ (D) NORTH CAROLINA the time to leave has passed. not verbatim.
TRACK: AS PEOPLE MAKE THEIR WAY OUT, SOME STUCK AROUND LONG ENOUGH TO TAKE A PICTURE. HURRICANE ISABEL WILL ALMOST CERTAINLY CHANGE THE FACE OF NORTH CAROLINA'S OUTER BANKS. STACY CASE CBS NEWS, KILL DEVIL HILLS NC
))

[Power-Crews]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-27 1:58:17]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Isabell]


While residents in the line of fire of Isabel are boarding up, power companies are bracing for what could be a long couple of days.
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[SOT - 2:12]
[IN Q=]

((JOHN SHEPELWICH/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER SPOKESMAN; WE'RE LOOKING AT WEATHER FORECASTS, WERE LOOKING TO SEE WHERE THERE MIGHT BE MAJOR WIND DAMAGE OR HEAVY RAINS. AND AT THE SAME TIME WE'RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE BEST PLACE TO LOCATE OUR OWN PEOPLE SO THEY CAN RESPOND MORE QUICKLY TO OUTAGES WITHIN THE AEP AREA IF THEY OCCUR.))
[SUPER=01-John Shepelwich/American Electric Power Spokesman;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=if they occur.]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=hold]

A-E-P crews from other states may be called in to help out neighboring power companies such as Duke or Dominion to fix lines where the damage is the worst.

[Denmark-Bombing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]


The driver was killed when a car bomb exploded outside a hospital in Denmark today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Copenhagen, Denmark;]


Authorities aren't sure whether anyone else was killed or injured in the explosion.
Police say they received no bomb threat before the blast happened, and have sealed off the area around the hospital, which is just a few miles west of the Danish capital, Copenhagen.
While such incidents are fairly common in regions like the Middle East, political violence is rare in Denmark.
Police have not yet named any suspects.
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[Bin-Laden]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Bin Laden]


Wherever he is, Osama bin Laden is now under indictment in Spain.
Today a Spanish judge handed down the indictment against bin Laden and 34 others for alleged involvement in the 9-11 attacks, or for links to the al Qaida terrorist network.
Along with Germany, Spain is known to have been an important staging ground for the attacks.
Some 40 Islamic extremist suspects have been arrested in Spain since then, although many were released for lack of evidence or placed on bail.

[Saddam-Tape]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Saddam Hussein]


Meanwhile, the world may be hearing from Saddam Hussein again.
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[VO-NAT]


Another audiotape has surfaced in which the speaker claims to be the former Iraqi dictator.
The tape aired today on Arab television.
The speaker is urging Iraqis to step up attacks against Americans, while demanding the U-S withdraw its forces from Iraq.
The voice claims the recording was made in mid- September.
Meanwhile, the last tape that was said to be of Saddam aired more than two weeks ago on Al-Jazeera T-V.
C-I-A officials says that recording was likely authentic.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up after the break, a well known radio host campaigns in the Commonwealth.
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[VO-NAT ]

Plus we'll tell you why some Democratics think a political rookie could be the party's next big gun.
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[Clark]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=]


Add one more to the ranks of Democrats running for President.
Former General Wesley Clark is going to do battle for the top spot on the Democratic ticket in 2004.
Jennifer Miller has more from Washington.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Wesley Clark/(D) Probable Presidential Candidate;]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Charles Rangel/(D) New York;]
[SUPER=01-Allan Lichtman/American University;]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/CBS News;]
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[OUT Q=Miller, CBS News, the White House.]

(( HE COULD BECOME ONE OF THE DEMOCRATS BIG GUNS. RETIRED ARMY GENERAL, WESLEY CLARK WILL ANNOUNCE TODAY HE IS THROWING HIS HAT INTO THE RING OF PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS.

SOT: WESLEY CLARK/D-PROBABLE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

This is what my expertise, my leadership, my whole career has prepared me for.
ON PAPER, PUNDITS SAY CLARK IS THE DEMOCRATS DREAM. HE IS AGAINST THE WAR IN IRAQ, BUT STRONG ON NATIONAL SECURITY. HE FAVORS ABORTION RIGHTS AND CIVIL UNIONS ...AND HE HAS SOUTHERN ROOTS.

(NATS)

AMONG THOSE EXPECTED TO JOIN HIS TEAM ARE FORMER ADVISERS TO PRESIDENT CLINTON FEEDING RUMORS THAT SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON MIGHT BE A VIABLE RUNNING MATE.
REP. CHARLES RANGEL/D-NEW YORK Its the most exciting thing that has happened to this country, to the democratic party and certainly to the presidential election.
NEVER HAVING WON ELECTED OFFICE, CLARK IS A NEWCOMER TO POLITICS.
ALLAN LICHTMAN, Ph.D/AMERICAN UNIVERSITY Clark has a lot of problems.
HIS LATE START PUTS HIM AT A DISADANVTAGE FINANCIALLY AND ORGANIZATIONALLY. BUT FOOT SOLDIERS HAVE STOCKED UP SUPPORT AND MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS WITH A DRAFT CLARK WEBSITE.
ALLAN LICHTMAN, Ph.D/ AMERICAN UNIVERSITY If this economy falters and Clark proves to be a charismatic, war hero candidate, then George Bush could topple come November of 2004.
STANDUP: TODAYS ANNOUNCEMENT, MAKES 10 DEMOCRATS IN THE RACE TO THE WHITE HOUSE. CLARKS CAMPAIGN COULD STEAL STEAM FROM FRONT RUNNER HOWARD DEAN BUT EXPERTS SAYS THE REAL TEST IS WHETHER CLARK CAN BE AS VICTORIOUS IN A CAMPAIGN AS HE WAS IN BATTLE.. JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS TWH. ))

[11Tech-Classes]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-34 1:04:29]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


The state fire marshal's office says 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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[11Online-School]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-31 1:25:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Online classes have some Roanoke County students exchanging their pencils and paper for a keyboard and mouse.
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 High School Senior; :35]
[SUPER=01-Karen Hicks/Hidden Valley High School Teacher; 1:00]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:31]
[RUNS=1:46]
[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]
[SOT ]
[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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[OUT Q=JM, News 7]))


[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next, Leo will have our detailed forecast.
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[VO-NAT ]

Also we'll see how one man has turned his back yard into a training ground.
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[Hannity]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-32 1:02:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Normally you can find him on t-v debating politics or on 400 radio stations across the country hosting his popular call-in show.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


But this morning, conservative commentator Sean Hannity was in Lynchburg, giving a boost to the re-election campaign of State Senator Steve Newman.
Hannity spoke to a breakfast crowd of about 350 Newman supporters, urging them to support and elect leaders with conservative visions.
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[SOT 8:29:38]
[IN Q=Now more than]

((SEAN HANNITY/FOX NEWS COMMENTATOR: NOW MORE THAN EVER BEFORE IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE PUT THOSE PEOPLE WITH CHARACTER AND VISION AND PRINCIPLE AND CORE VALUES IN OFFICE BECAUSE THEY'RE THE ONES THAT WE NEED TO TAKE US INTO THE NEXT HUNDRED YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Sean Hannity/Fox News Commentator]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=next hundred years.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hannity is co-host of the Fox News program "Hannity and Colmes".
His radio show is heard by 14 million people every day.
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[Backyard-Railroad]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's a dream come true for kids of all ages, who love model trains--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;]


Bill and Shirley Rustemeyer and their family have taken their railroad affinity to an extreme.
They have a model railroad in their backyard.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a wonderful creation.]

((JUDY RUSTEMERY/DAUGHTER: IT'S A WONDERFUL CREATION. IT'S WONDERFUL TO HEAR THE SOUNDS OF THE TRAIN. IT'S VERY CALM, IT'S VERY SOOTHING. IT'S LIKE BEING IN THE BACKYARD OF A RAILROAD CHART. IT'S WONDERFUL. ))
[SUPER=01-Judy Rustemeyer/Daughter;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=It's wonderful.]
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[VO-NAT]

The set-up grew in size over several years, as the family accumulated cars, locomotives, and accessories.
Six trains in the model railroad can run simultaneously.
Three can be run by remote control.
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[Weather] [NOON WEATHER] [9/17/2003] [TWO SHOT]

[WXPRO/FULL]

[MUSIC UNDER] [COMMERCIAL]

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[CK/VIEWERNET;]
[CK/WXPRO]WEATHER MAPS [WXPRO/FULL] FORECASTS EXTENDED FORECAST

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE# none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 14 points. The NASDAQ has gained four.

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[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Up next in sports, the ECHL may be on strike but the Express isn't giving up on the season just yet. Stay with us. [MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]



[S-Volley]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-159 42:53]
[GRAPHIC=Volleyball]


William Byrd and Salem got together for some volleyball last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Terriers vs. Spartans;]

The Spartans would host this best three out of five matches between the two rivals over in Salem.
The Terriers put up a good fight in the first match, but Salem's own Katie Schwizer fires back with 5 points holding them off.
Salem wins the first set 25-22.
However Byrd comes back to beat them in the second set 25-15.
But Salem goes on to win the third and fourth match 25-17 and 25-21. The Spartans are now 4 and 1.
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[S-NFL]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-153 44:55]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


The Jacksonville Jaguars are oh and 2, and in need of some changes, 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;]


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 star's 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-Jaffray]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[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 still a month away.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


But 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 Wilkes-Barre, 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 with 34 goals and 51 assists.
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