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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

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[WRITER=tha]
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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

Local troops pack- up quickly to help clean-up efforts on the East Coast. An S-U-V overturns on the Interstate slowing traffic for miles. NASA bids farewell to one of its own. And some scary moments today for Dale Earnhardt Junior.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

Plus, two school announcements to pass along. News 7 is next.


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[VO-NAT]

Crews continue to work around the clock to restore power and water to thousands in Virginia, while local troops head East today to lending a help hand.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Warner-Hurricane]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=03-32 TC-1:13:27]
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Governor Mark Warner says the Commonwealth is on track to restoring services lost because of Hurricane Isabel.
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[VO-NAT - :13.5]
[SUPER=03-Poquoson/Yesterday;]

He says the number of customers without power in Virginia has dropped from nearly 2 million to approximately 800 thousand now. The Governor says water has also been restored to many communities. Right now, he says about 10 thousand people across the state are without water.
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[SOT 06:16:35]
[IN Q=OBVIOUSLY THOSE PEOPLE ]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER-OBVIOUSLY THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE STILL ON WELLS LIKE THE FOLKS UP IN ROCKBRIDGE STILL HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THEIR WATER BECAUSE OF SOME OF THE OIL AND GASOLINE LEAKAGE AND THAT'S WHY WE'VE GOT THE HAZ MAT TEAM AND THE BOTTLES AND CASES OF WATER BROUGHT TO THAT COMMUNITY.))
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[OUT Q=TO THAT COMMUNITY]
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[SUPER=03-Appomattox/Yesterday;]

Tens of thousands of customers in Central Virginia, and fifteen thousand customers in Southside are still without power. Dominion Power hopes to have all of its customers back online by Thursday.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=Isabel]

President Bush will be in Richmond tomorrow for a briefing on hurricane damage and recovery efforts, and to meet with governors of the states hit hardest.

[School-Info]


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[WRITER=rle]
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We do have two school announcements to pass along.
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS] Appomattox County schools will be closed tomorrow, as the cleanup from Isabel continues. Employees will be on Code 4. And Charlotte County Schools will be opening two hours late.
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[National-Guard]


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Army National Guard soldiers pulled out of Roanoke today to provide aid to people in the Tidewater region. As Jennifer Wishon reports, they're fulfilling one of their missions of Protecting life and property in the Commonwealth.
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[IN Q=Nat sound of Army commands]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Todd McClain/US Army National Guard Soldier; :13]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Col. Fred Doyle/US Army National Guard; :27]
[SUPER=01-Rickie Tawney/US Army National Guard; 1:20 (QUICK) ]
[SUPER=@Jennifer2; 1:41 ]
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[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Roanoke.]
(([SOT - 19:28:11 NATS OF COMMANDS]

72 hours after Isabel blew through Virginia, soldiers in the 1st Battalion 116th Infantry received a mission.
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[SOT 11:49:24]
[IN Q=About 100 of us]

((TODD MCCLAIN: ABOUT 100 OF US ARE ABOUT TO HEAD OUT TO THE TIDEWATER AREA NEAR RICHMOND AND WE'RE GOING TO BE PASSING OUT BOTTLED WATER TO PEOPLE WHO SUFFERED FROM THE HURRICANE.))
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[OUT Q=from the hurricane]

Specifically people in New Kent County and Sandston where power outages continue to plague the area.
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[SOT 9:45:19]
[IN Q=In times of natural]

((FRED DOYLE: IN TIMES OF NATURAL DISASTERS OR CIVIL UNREST WE'RE ALSO ORDERED BY THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA TO ASSIST THE CITIZENS OF THE COMMONWEALTH.))
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[OUT Q=of the Commonwealth]

Soldiers of the 116th have been standing by since Thursday in case citizens of the Roanoke Valley needed help after the storm.
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[SOT 12:07:08]
[IN Q=A lot of us were]

((TODD MCCLAIN: A LOT OF US WERE ITCHING TO DO THIS WHEN IT FIRST CAME THROUGH. THE WORD CAME OUT PRIOR TO THE HURRICANE THAT THERE WAS A POSSIBILITY OF A MISSION COMING THROUGH AND A LOT OF US WERE READY TO DO IT THEN.))
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[OUT Q=to do it then]
[SOT - 19:29:05]

((OKAY GUYS, GETTING READY TO GO, DOES EVERYBODY HAVE AN ASSISTANT DRIVER.))
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Soldiers only had about 24 hours to prepare for deployment. Todd McClain called his employer at 10:30 Saturday night and left a message saying he wouldn't be in on Monday, but his family understands.
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[SOT 13:32:15]
[IN Q=They're very supportive]

((TODD MCCLAIN: THEY'RE VERY SUPPORTIVE ABOUT IT, THEY KNOW THIS IS SOMETHING I ENJOY DOING, I'VE BEEN DOING IT FOR 11 YEARS PERSONALLY, AND THEY'RE STANDING BEHIND ME.))
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[OUT Q=standing behind me]

Seasoned soldiers like McClain know what to expect from the mission, but rookies like Rickie Tawney can't wait to gain some experience.
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[SOT 27:35:04]
[IN Q=This is the first]

((RICKIE TAWNEY: THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE EVER DONE ANYTHING LIKE THIS, VERY THRILLED ABOUT THIS, READY TO GO SOMEWHERE.))
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[OUT Q=to go somewhere]

Colonel Doyle says his men could be in the Tidewater region for three days, but soldiers are prepared to be gone for two weeks. However, they're not too worried about the duration, soldiers say they're ready to fulfill one of their mottos: Virginians helping Virginians. JW, News 7, Roanoke.))


[Norfolk-Damage]


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The cleanup is just beginning in Tidewater, where tens of thousands of residents are still without electricity tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
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Isabel knocked down trees and power lines throughout the city of Norfolk.
Many homes have been damaged by the storm, and many neighborhood streets remain blocked by debris.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Most of the trees]

((MOST OF THE TREES THAT FELL, OR A LOT OF THEM, ARE A HUNDRED YEARS OR MORE IN AGE. AND SOME OF THEM FELL ON CARS, HOUSES. IT'S JUST UNBELIEVABLE, TAKING SIDEWALKS WITH THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Marguerite Heely/Norfolk Resident;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=taking sidewalks with them.]
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[VO-NAT]


City employees, utility workers and private crews were out in force this weekend, but residents expecting a quick recovery may be disappointed.
It will take weeks, perhaps much longer, to make repairs and clear all of the debris from city streets.
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[Covits]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Roanoke has earned a reputation for being high-tech friendly, and tonight, it became one of the first in the Commonwealth to offer wireless broadband internet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The service -- known as Wi Fi -- is centered around the Market Square with coverage available in a two block area in all directions.
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[SOT 06:39:45]
[IN Q=WIFI WILL ALLOW ]

((WIFI WILL ALLOW PEOPLE HERE IN DOWNTOWN ROANOKE, PARTICULARLY IN THE MARKET AREA TO BE ABLE TO BRING THEIR LAPTOP AND OTHER WIRELESS DEVICES HAVE A LITTLE CARD THEY STICK IN THEIR LAPTOP AND BE ON THE INTERNET WHERE EVER THEY MIGHT BE.))
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[OUT Q=WHERE EVER THEY MIGHT BE]
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[VO-NAT]

Leaders from 30 states and 20 countries were on hand to get an idea of how this wireless technology might be adapted to other communities. Governor Mark Warner says wireless internet will help bring businesses into downtown Roanoke. The Roanoke Higher Education Center built the network and Cisco Systems helped provide resources. The Wi Fi service is completely free of charge.
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[81-Ax]


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A couple from Pennsylvania escaped serious injury today after their vehicle overturned on Interstate 81.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; ]

State police say the driver was towing a U-Haul trailer behind her S-U-V when she lost control on the interstate. The accident happened near Arcadia around four thirty. Traffic was slowed for several miles as crews worked to clear the road of debris. State police say no one was seriously injured.
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[Pride-Festival]


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Hundreds of people took advantage of the weather at the 14th annual Pride in the Park Festival.
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[VO-NAT :16]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Impersonators and other performers kept the stage crowd entertained. More than a dozen vendors sold soaps, stained glass, jewelry and shirts. There was also political and health literature available for the crowd. "It's a Family Thing" was the theme for this year's event.
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[SOT 29:40:09]
[IN Q=More and more gay]

((CHARLES RICHARDS/PRIDE FESTIVAL DIRECTOR: MORE AND MORE GAY AND LESBIAN PEOPLE ARE DECIDING TO HAVE FAMILIES AND THEY'RE ADOPTING OR HAVING CHILDREN OF THEIR OWN AND IT'S BECOME A LARGE PART OF OUR COMMUNITY AND WE NEEDED TO ADDRESS THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Richards/Pride Festival Director;]
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[OUT Q=to address that]
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Richards says he hopes people realize that gays and lesbians are just like everyone else in the neighborhood.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Still to come on the newscast, a former Roanoke City Councilman who left to join the private sector is now looking for a new job. We'll tell you why.
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[VO-NAT]


and a church in Roanoke celebrates half a century of worship, with a big new addition.
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[East-Gate]


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The East Gate Church of the Nazarene celebrated its 50th anniversary today by dedicating a new worship center in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The congregation chose to build a new 900 seat facility at the same location, rather than move outside the city.
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[SOT 1:28:45]
[IN Q=WE BELIEVE THIS NEIGHBORHOOD ]

((WE BELIEVE THIS NEIGHBORHOOD NEEDS A CHURCH LIKE THIS TO STAY HERE IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE. AND IN OUTREACH, MY CONCEPT OF OUTREACH IS NOT SITTING HERE WAITING FOR THEM TO COME, BUT GOING OUT AND SHARING WITH THIS COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Pastor Al Frank/Worship Leader;]
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[OUT Q=WITH THIS COMMUNITY]
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[VO-NAT]

The congregation also saved money by staying in the same place. Rather than buying a large piece of property, it bought surrounding land. The new worship center is built right next to the old one which is now the Sunday School. Frank says the new building will allow the church to offer events to the East Gate community, and can offer recreation space to the whole city.
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[Asthma-Walk]


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Walkers exercised to "Blow the Whistle on Asthma" in Roanoke County today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

The first annual 5-K event took place at Explore Park. The American Lung Association hoped to raise 7 to 10- thousand dollars. Many of the walkers either suffer from asthma or know someone who does.
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[SOT 1:33:56:00]
[IN Q=There are over]

((MICHELLE LAROSE/ASTHMA WALK ORGANIZER: THERE ARE OVER 300,000 PEOPLE JUST IN VIRGINIA THAT IS AFFECTED WITH ASTHMA. SOMETHING LIKE 2.3 MILLION ARE ACTUALLY AFFECTED ACROSS THE WHOLE UNITED STATES WITH ASTHMA.))
[SUPER=01-Michelle LaRose/Asthma Walk Organizer;]
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[OUT Q=states with asthma]
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[VO-NAT]

LaRose says asthma can become life threatening if patients don't get appropriate medications. Pharmaceutical companies were on site and folks got a chance to win a P. Buckley Moss print. All money raised will go towards asthma education and research.
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[Carder]


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Bill Carder says he has no regrets about his decision to leave the city of Roanoke.
But six months after he stepped down from city council to take a new job near South Boston, Carder is looking for his next assignment.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
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[IN Q=Bill Carder left Roanoke with mixed emotions]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 10; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Carder; :31]
[SUPER=@Joe2; 1:01]
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[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]


((Bill Carder left Roanoke with mixed emotions...
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[IN Q=This is the hardest decision]

((BILL CARDER: THIS IS THE HARDEST DECISION I'VE EVER HAD TO MAKE IN MY LIFE. ))
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[OUT Q=I've ever had to make in my life.]


He stepped down from city council for a unique opportunity...a chance to manage Berry Hill Mansion, the national historic landmark and Marriott Conference Hotel located near South Boston.
When we visited Carder in late July, business was improving... but six weeks later, the facility abruptly closed when the owners of the property fell behind on payments and Marriott cancelled its management contract.
[SOT 17:42:28]
[IN Q=It was really an emotional week]

((IT WAS REALLY AN EMOTIONAL WEEK, AND THAT LAST DAY HAVING TO TELL THE ASSOCIATES THERE WAS NO MORE HOPE, WAS REALLY HARD.))
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[OUT Q=was really hard.]


Carder recently returned to Roanoke for the Taste of the Blue Ridge Blues and Jazz Festival, an event he helped organize, but he says it's unlikely that a new job will bring him here permanently.
Still, he's not looking back.
[SOT 17:43:34]
[IN Q=I know that soon]

((I KNOW THAT SOON I'M GOING TO END UP IN A NICE PLACE. YOU KNOW LIFE THROWS YOU THESE KIND OF THINGS AND YOU JUST HAVE TO MOVE ON AND BE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT IT AND SAY HEY EVERYTHING IS GOING TO WORK OUT FOR THE BEST. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT THE FUTURE BRINGS.))
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[OUT Q=never know what the future brings.]


For Berry Hill Mansion, Carder says the future could bring a new ownership group if negotiations to take over the property bear fruit.
Meanwhile Carder still has a job with Marriott, and is now hoping for a temporary assignment somewhere in Virginia or the Carolinas... an assignment that would keep his family close to friends in the Roanoke Valley.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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Up ahead on the newscast, it's lights, camera, action, as your Hometown Station shows off the latest technological advances in high definition television this week.
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[VO-NAT]

and also, it's the end of the road for one of NASA's pioneering spacecraft. We'll have that and much more when we return.
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[Commercial]

[NYSE]


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[WRITER=tha]
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An interim chairman is taking charge of the New York Stock Exchange.
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[VO-NAT 15:11:23]
[SUPER=@file; ]

Former Citigroup chairman and C-E-O John Reed, shown here, has been tapped for the job. Reed will fill the gap left by Dick Grasso-- who was pressured to stop down after details of his compensation package were revealed.
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[anchor=teresa]
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Grasso was reportedly set to make more than 140- million dollars in salary and retirement benefits. John Reed will be paid one dollar.

[Premiere-Week]


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WDBJ is rolling out the welcome mat this week to give viewers a high-definition dose of television's future.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Premiere Week takes place all week at Your Hometown Station, starting Monday night.
We've transformed our community room into a HDTV theatre.
Each night, 80 people can watch the premieres of CBS fall shows like "Everybody Loves Raymond," "CSI," and "JAG" ... in high definition on a 16-foot screen.
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[SOT 9:23:38]
[IN Q=We're going to do it]

(( ))
[SUPER=01-Kelly Zuber/WDBJ Promotions Director;]
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[OUT Q=see it on this big screen.]
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[TAKE FS #1000 WDBJ Premiere Week]


Premiere Week is free -- and runs Monday through Friday. Doors open at 7:30 each night.
[TAKE FS #1001]


We'll also be showing the Redskins/Patriots game in HDTV Sunday, starting at 12:30.
[TAKE FS #1201]


If you'd like more details, call 344-7000 or go to our website at wdbj7.com.
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[Galileo]


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[WRITER=tha]
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NASA's aging Galileo spacecraft has concluded its 14-year exploration of Jupiter and its moons with a streaking suicide plunge into the planet's atmosphere.
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[VO-NAT 15:13:20]
[SUPER=04-NASA Animation; ]

Today-- the spacecraft slipped behind Jupiter and then plunged into its stormy atmosphere, where it vaporized. NASA feared that if they left the aging spacecraft in orbit around Jupiter, it could crash into one of Jupiter's moons -- and possibly even contaminate it with Earth organisms. NASA now scrubs spacecraft for microbes. But it didn't do so back in 1989, when Galileo was launched.
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[S-Extra]


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Coming up, the Redskins comeback falls short against the Giants, Andre Davis saves the day by the bay for the Browns, and Newman wins at Dover, but first tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/ABC Sports; :00]


Mia Hamm setup three goals as the United States Women's soccer team opened defense of its World Cup title with a 3-1 win over Sweden at RFK Stadium. The only bad news for team USA, Brandi Chastain broke a bone in her foot and will miss at least the rest of the first round.
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[S-Race]


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Ryan Newman continued his recent dominance overcoming a flat tire that cost him two laps and then gambling on fuel late to win the MBNA America 400 at Dover.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dover, DE/NBC Sports; :00]


Joe Nemechek brought out one of 7 caution flags when he cut down a right front tire and made hard contact with the wall. Nemechek finished dead last in 43rd position.
Late in the race, Dale Earnhardt, Junior spun while racing with the leaders. Junior was knocked unconscious and stayed that way until he reached the infield care center. He was airlifted to a local hospital and later released with a mild concussion and a bruised foot.
Newman locked up in a battle with Jeremy Mayfield over the final few laps. Mayfield got close even making contact on two or three occasions, but Newman held on, going the final 106 laps on a tank of fuel to win his 7th race of the season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ryan Newman/7th Win this Season; :00]
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[OUT Q=victory lane feels great."]
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[SUPER=0106-21. Johnny Benson//22. Mark Martin//23. Robby Gordon//24. Dave Blaney//25. Jason Leffler//;]
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[S-Redskins]


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The Washington Redskins were out to prove that their 2 and oh record was no fluke today against the Giants in the divisional opener for the Skins. But 17 penalties for a franchise record 142 yards was too much to overcome.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Landover, MD/Fox Sports; :00]


The Giants threatened to blow out the Skins early on. Kerry Collins tossed three TD passes in the first half as New York led 21 to 3.
But Washington rallied behind Patrick Ramsey who found Darnerian McCants in the endzone for the touchdown late in the third quarter.
Ramsey then hooked up with Rod Gardner for another score with two minutes left in regulation. The two point conversion trimmed the deficit to 21-18.
John Hall then forced overtime with this 33 yard field goal that split the uprights, but the Giants recovered in the extra frame.
[SUPER=30-New York/24/Washington/21/;]

Matt Bryant's 29 yarder in OT was the difference as the New York handed the Redskins their first loss 24 to 21.
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[S-Bucs]


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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Fox Sports; :00]


The Falcons could have used Mike Vick today against the defending Super Bowl champion Bucs. The Dirty Birds wore the all black unis but that didn't help Doug Johnson who threw three picks in this one.
Warren Sapp also scored the first offensive TD of his career, this 6 yard reception from Brad
[SUPER=30-Tampa Bay/31/Atlanta/10/;]

Johnson as the Bucs whipped the Falcons by a final of 31 to 10.
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[S-Blitz]


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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/Browns vs. 49'ers; :00]


In San Francisco, the Browns trailed the Niners 12-zip in the second half, but former Hokie Andre Davis got Cleveland right back into it, making the grab and reaching for the pylon to get the Browns on the board.
Then with 30 seconds left Andre climbs the ladder to haul in the strike from Kelly Holcomb.
[SUPER=30-Cleveland/13/San Francisco/12/;]

Cleveland knocked off San Fran 13 to 12.
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/Steelers vs. Bengals; :]


In Cincinnati, Jerome Bettis carried the load for the Steelers ringing up 59 yards on 16 carries, including a touchdown. The Steelers also welcomed Joey Porter back to the lineup today. Porter, who was shot three weeks ago
[SUPER=30-Pittsburgh/17/Cincinnati/10;]

had one of four sacks on Jon Kitna as Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati 17 to 10.
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN/Fox Sports; :]


And finally to the Music City where Steve McNair threw for 252 yards and
[SUPER=30-New Orleans/12/Tennessee/27;]

2 TD's as Tennessee beat up on the Saints 27 to 12.
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[S-Tech]


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The Virginia Tech Hokies have moved up three spots in both the AP and Coaches Polls this week thanks to losses by Michigan, Kansas State, and Georgia. Tech checks in at number 5 heading into this week's contest with Connecticut. Oklahoma and Miami are still the top two teams in the land.

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We finish up on the big league diamond tonight where the Braves continue to play for the home field advantage in the upcoming playoffs. The Bravos got an encouraging sign today as Greg Maddux beat the Marlins becoming the first player in history to post 15 wins in 16 straight seasons.
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Chipper Jones helped the cause by cranking this two run homer as part of a four RBI afternoon. It was his 27th dinger of the
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season as the Braves won it 8 to nothing. The Marlins still lead the NL wild card race.
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In Cleveland, Pedro Martinez struck out 11 Indians to keep the Bosox atop the AL wild card race.
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The Sox beat Cleveland 2 to nothing.
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The newly crowned Miss America started off the day frolicking in the surf of the Atlantic Ocean.
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21- year old Erika Dunlap gave he media their first photo op early this morning. Dunlap is a senior at the University of Central Florida. She says she plans to promote cultural diversity and awareness as she travels the nation. Miss Virginia Nancy Redd also did well at the pageant... placing in the top ten last night and making her hometown of (------------) Martinsville proud.