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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

President Bush follows Isabel on a whirlwind tour of Virginia hurricane damage.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Meantime, many residents find the process of getting back to normal is painstakingly slow.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - we're getting defensive in tonight's Tech 2003 Report with Bud Foster and player of the week Michael Crawford,
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and Wake Forest heads into Charlottesville this Saturday for a game the oddsmakers consider a dead even toss-up.
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[ANCHOR=Robin]
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A cold front is triggering showers and usering in a change in weather. That is the topic of WeatherSchool tonight as well. Details ahead.
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News 7 is next.
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[SOT 15:29:34]
[IN Q=May God bless those who]

((PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH: MAY GOD BLESS THOSE WHO HURT, MAY GOD BLESS THOSE WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF LIFE.))
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


President Bush offers words of comfort as he gets a first hand look at the damage Hurricane Isabel brought to Virginia.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Meantime, for many it also another day of cleanup across the commonwealth.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
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"If you need help, let us know."
[ANCHOR=shannon 2-Shot]


That's the word from President Bush who today offered federal help to states that took the worst hits from the storm.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.]


The president stopped by the Virginia State Police Academy this afternoon to thank F-E-M-A employees and local emergency personnel for working around the clock to guide relief efforts.
He says everything is being done to get power restored and to get supplies like water and ice to those who need it.


President Bush also thanked ordinary citizens for offering a helping hand.
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[SOT 15:29:12]
[IN Q=The true character]

((PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH: THE TRUE CHARACTER OF THIS COUNTRY COMES OUT IN TIMES OF STRESS AND EMERGENCY AND THIS COUNTRY HAS RESPONDED ONCE AGAIN.))
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[OUT Q=responded once again]
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President Bush says he will grant Governor Warner's request to expand the state's emergency declarations to 43 additional jurisdictions.
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[Richmond]


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700-thousand Virginia power customers remain in the dark tonight.
Governor Warner is promising them progress IS being made.
[DOUBLE BOXES=SHannon & Meghan/State Microwave;]


Meghan Muldoon has more on the aftermath of Isabel.
Dominion Power says they have restored power to over a million households in the last three days
[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Meghan1]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


But it may be days before power is restored everywhere in the state.
So patience is wearing thin.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Arenzo Jefferson/Resident Without Power; :]
[SUPER=@MarkWarner; :]
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[OUT Q=be smart and be safe.]

(( The hum of chainsaws has replaced the roar of fierce winds.
But four days after Hurricane Isabel left town, Richmond still has plenty reminders of her visit.
Smashed cars, broken houses and frustrated residents.
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[IN Q=I KINDA UNDERSTAND BUT]

[RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=ONE OF THOSE BAD SITUATIONS.]


Arenzo Jefferson and his family don't have electricity but they do have a big tree wedged in their house and that got them a visit from the governor. NAT SOUND
Warner is assuring Jefferson and those like him that Virginia will get through this.
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Virginia's Department of Transportation has already spent over 70 million dollars preparing for and cleaning up after Isabel.
The heavier costs to the state are the 23 storm-related fatalities in Virginia -- a number that Warner warns could go up.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF THOSE FATALITIES HAPPENED AFTER THE STORM DYING FROM CARBON MONOXIDE PEOPLE BE SMART AND BE SAFE.)) [RUNS:18]
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[Appomattox]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Several thousand residents of Appomattox County are still without power tonight, but utility crews are making progress repairing damaged lines.
Tonight, Joe Dashiell reports, residents are trying to "keep on the sunny side," as life in central Virginia slowly returns to normal.
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[SUPER=03-Appomattox; :04]
[SUPER=01-Fred Godsey/Emergency Services Coordinator; :23]
[SUPER=01-Albert Douglas/Appomattox Co. Resident; :52]
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[OUT Q=JD News 7 Appomattox County]

(( [OPEN ON NAT SOUND IF POSSIBLE]
The clean-up is under way near Isabelle Street, and wherever the hurricane touched the Appomattox area.
A few buildings suffered major damage. This home off Old Evergreen Road was torn open when a large tree crashed through the roof.
But for most residents, the major impact came from downed power lines and the loss of electrical service.
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[IN Q=We're trying]

((FRED GODSEY/EMERGENCY SERVICES COORDINATOR: WE'RE TRYING TO GET EVERYTHING, THE POWER, BACK UP JUST AS FAST AS POSSIBLE. THE POWER COMPANIES ARE WORKING ON THAT, BUT SOME PEOPLE ARE VERY FRUSTRATED ABOUT THE POWER. ))
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[OUT Q=frustrated about the power.]


Residents who lost power and running water came to the Appomattox Volunteer Fire Department where the American Red Cross passed out a supply of food vouchers, and volunteers distributed bottled water supplied by the state.
And while residents say their patience is wearing thin, many like Albert Douglas are also counting their blessings.
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[IN Q=It's kind of like going]

((IT'S KIND OF LIKE GOING BACK TO THE OLD COUNTRY, NO LIGHTS NO ELECTRICITY. IT'S KIND OF BEEN ROUGH. BUT A LOT OF THE NEIGHBORS HAVE THROWN IN AND WE'RE ALL WAY BACK IN THE COUNTRY IN OUR LITTLE COMMUNITY. IT'S BEEN HARD BUT WE'VE BEEN MAKING IT.))
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[OUT Q=we've been making it.]


With each day, utility crews are making progress on the power lines, and other crews are clearing damaged trees and debris.
And as the situation here continues to improve, the county is making plans to offer its supply of bottled water to some other area that needs it more.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Appomattox County))
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Because of the continuing problems, Appomattox County schools will be closed tomorrow with personnel code 2.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


The boys of summer may be gone, but there's still plenty of work going on at a local ballpark.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


See where the renovations to Lynchburg City Stadium stand when News 7 returns.
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And see how record-breaking numbers of foreign students in local school have teachers working hard to break language-barriers.
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[Foreign-Students]
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There are lots of new languages being spoken in local schools -- and they're NOT the ones being taught.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A new school year has brought record numbers of foreign students to the Roanoke area.
[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Marya Jones reports school systems are having to adjust ...to get everyone on the same page.
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((NATS UKI READING: INDIANS OF THE PLAINS MOVED FROM PLACE TO PLACE ON FOOT.))
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For sixth grader Uki Lkhagvasuren (Law-ruk-su-rang), it's a new school year and a new country.
Her family left Mongolia just months ago -- and now she's learning her third language.
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((NATS TEACHER: WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THEIR HOME? UKI: TAPES. TEACHER: TEEPEES. UKI: TEEPEES.))
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Uki's part of an international influx in area schools. [INSERT BOARD 1]
Foreign student enrollment in Roanoke County increased more than 600 percent in the last 11 years. [INSERT BOARD 2]
In Roanoke City, there are almost four times as many more foreign students as 10 years ago.
Accordingly, schools are learning to adjust.
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((MARY BRANISTEANU/ESL TEACHER: THEY CAN BE A TOTAL NON-SPEAKER OF ENGLISH OR THEY CAN BE A STUDENT THAT'S ALMOST COMPLETELY FLUENT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.))
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Mary Branisteanu teaches English as a second language full-time, working with MOST students for a year and a half, until they no longer need the help.
Rosalia Chavez and Guillermo Beltran moved from Mexico to be educated in American schools.
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((GUILLERMO BELTRAN/STUDENT: I FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT BECAUSE I'M LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE AND I KNOW THAT IF I KEEP STUDY HARD, I KNOW THAT I WILL HAVE A CAREER AND BE SOMETHING.))
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[SU 23:28:14] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: GOING TO A NEW SCHOOL AND LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE ISN'T THE ONLY CHALLENGE THESE STUDENTS WILL FACE. THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR THEIR SOL SCORES WILL COUNT, SO THE PRESSURE IS ON.))
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((QUICK NATS: MUSIC: "UNO, DOS, TRES."))
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So far, Roanoke County's foreign students are holding up well.
In their "adequate yearly progress" report cards, they exceeded state objectives.
74% passed the math test and 63 passed reading language arts.
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((QUICK NATS KIDS LAUGHING AT BUS STOP.))
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That's good news for students like Uki.
If all goes according to plan, she'll be speaking, reading and writing like her American classmates by the time she's in 8th grade.
Marya Jones, News-7, Roanoke County.))

[Fulcher]


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A Patrick County landowner may avoid having a criminal conviction on his record, thanks to a decision today from the very judge whose ruling provoked the property owner.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Harvey Glenn Fulcher threatened to kill a deputy U-S Marshal who came on his property June 26th. Fulcher had reached an agreement to plead guilty today to a reduced charge. But Jackson Kiser said "we're using a baseball bat to kill a gnat." Fulcher had made threatening remarks before, though.
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((BOB RIDER/FULCHER'S ATTORNEY: TEMPERS ARE RUNNING PRETTY HIGH DOWN THERE ABOUT THIS. PROBABLY SOMETHING WAS SAID IN A GROUP MEETING. I THINK ONE OF THE AGENTS SAYS THAT HE OVERHEARD HIM SAY SOMETHING TO A SURVEYOR. BUT NOTHING WAS EVER DONE ABOUT IT. OBVIOUSLY THEY WEREN'T TOO CONCERNED ABOUT IT. Keith Humphry/NEWS 7: "Something to the effect, "If you come on my property...." BOB RIDER/FULCHER'S ATTORNEY: YEAH, EXACTLY. THAT SORT OF THING.))
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Fulcher was incensed by Kiser's earlier ruling, allowing a public utility to seize his land to build a natural gas pipeline.
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It's not the kind of race he's used to, but one former Nascar executive is now set for a race to Congress.
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[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]

Republican Kevin Triplett today announced his bid for the Ninth District congressional seat. The Dickenson County native is the former business operations manager for Nascar. Triplett says he plans to use that experience to increase job and education opportunities in Southwest Virginia.
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((KEVIN TRIPLETT/(R) 9TH DISTRICT CANDIDATE: I DON'T THINK IT NECESSARILY TAKES A POLITICAL BACKGROUND. I THINK WHAT IT TAKES IS A WORK ETHIC THAT IS BRED OUT OF THIS AREA, AND THE PEOPLE OF SOUTHWEST VA ARE SOME OF THE HARDEST WORKING PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY, AND I WAS RAISED WITH THAT WORK EITHIC.))
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Triplett is up against democratic incumbent, Rick Boucher, who has served the Ninth district for eleven straight terms.
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[Stocks]


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On Wall Street, blue-chips suffered their biggest losses in about seven weeks. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW fell 109 points.
NASDAQ lost 31.
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[City-Stadium]
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The famous sports fan cry of "Wait 'til next year!" carries with it extra meaning in Lynchburg these days.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


But Hillcats boosters aren't talking about their team's 2004 pennant chances...
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=Lynchburg Hillcats]

Rather, they're eagerly awaiting a new ballpark.
Steve Smallshaw has the update.
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[SUPER=01-Larry Linkous/Project Foreman; :34]
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(( IT WAS A TEST OF SURVIVAL OUT HERE, BASICALLY, FOR US AND SOME OF OUR FANS EARLY ON.))
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A test the Hillcats and their fans passed with flying colors.
While construction continued around them, the team won the first half pennant and fans learned to live with crowded conditions and fewer concessions.
[natsot 15:29:10]
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A long, wet winter and spring delayed construction on the renovations to City Stadium by about three months.
With the season over, crews have tried playing catch up and now hope to finish the job by the first of the year.
[SOT 14:56:24]

((LARRY LINKOUS/PROJECT MANAGER: LIKE I SAID THE BAD WEATHER WE'VE HAD WE'RE STILL HAVING SOME PROBLEMS. HAD PROBLEMS LAST WEEK WITH THE WIND UP HERE ON THE HILL, WE HAD TO QUIT SETTING TRUSS. SO IT'S A LOT OF LITTLE THINGS, BUT I THINK WE'RE GOING PRETTY GOOD NOW.))
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[OUT Q=good now.]


The delays also cost the team money.. a loss in the tens of thousands of dollars.
[SOT 14:59:36]

((PAUL SUNWALL/HILLCATS G-M: IT'S HARD TO TELL RIGHT NOW WHERE WE'RE GOING TO END UP, BUT CERTAINLY IT'LL PROBABLY BE ONE OF THE LARGER LOSSES WE'VE EVER HAD, BUT YOU CAN'T REALLY BLAME ANYBODY. IT'S A FACTOR OF 30 INCHES OF SNOW AND ALL THE RAIN WE HAD IN MARCH, APRIL AND MAY.))
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[OUT Q=and May.]


But the shape of the new park..complete with skyboxes, fan-friendly concessions and better seating.. is clearly evident.
And that has team officials excited.
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((PAUL SUNWALL/HILLCATS GENERAL MANAGER: I THINK WE SEE, LIKE YOU SAY, THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL NOW AND IT'S REALLY GOING TO BE A BEAUTIFUL FACILITY AND WE'RE EXCITED AND HOPEFUL THAT EVERYTHING'S GOING TO GO WELL DURING THIS OFFSEASON TO WHERE WE WON'T HAVE ANY HEADACHES COME APRIL ONE.))
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))

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Coming up on News 7 sports - Virginia hopes to avoid an annoying Wake up call this weekend.
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Plus, we're taking a defensive posture in tonight's Tech 2003 Report.
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The Hokies return to a normal Saturday afternoon schedule this week when they host U-Conn in a Noon kickoff at Lane Stadium. In tonight's Tech 2003 Report we're taking a defensive posture heading into the fourth game of the season.
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[SUPER=01-Bud Foster/VT Defensive Coordinator; :32]
[SUPER=01-Michael Crawford/Big East Defensive Player of the Week; 1:15]
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[OUT Q=...FOOTBALL GAME."]

(( In the preseason - the Tech defense was touted as the strength of the team with nine returning starters and a majority of their back-ups in the fold. So far - through three games - Bud Foster's gang has lived up to its billing. The Hokies are ranked first in the Big East in rush defense and total defense - giving up just 2 yards a carry on the ground and 250 total yards a game. ((BUD FOSTER:)) Some mental errors and technique lapses as far leverage and taking the proper angle when tackling have given Foster something to harp on in practice. He clearly would rather have consistent play over the spectacular. ((BUD FOSTER:)) ((MICHAEL CRAWFORD:)) Crawford has been named the Big East's defensive player of the week for his career high 18 tackle performance against Texas A&M. He and the Hokie will duplicate that effort against a 3-and-1 U-Conn team that is much improved over the one Tech hammered 52-to-10 in 2001.)) ((BUD FOSTER:))
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Virginia battles 3 and 1 Wake Forest Saturday at Scott Stadium. Steve Mason catches us up with the Wahoos after a bye week.
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[OUT Q=....News 7 sports"]
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((According to Al Groh, as of Monday, Marques Hagans is his starter at quarterback for Wake Forest and Groh has yet to see injured Matt Schaub throw and has not talked with him since last Wednesday. The UVa offensive stats are more revealing. The Cavaliers passing game is last in the ACC because the UVa receivers are producing just 71 yards a game, 50 less than last year and now Hagans, the team's second leading receiver is, under center. ((AL GROH:)) ((MARQUES HAGANS/3 TOUCHDOWNS VS. WESTERN MICHIGAN:))
The Wahoos now prepare for a Wake Forest team that has beaten then 14th ranked N.C. State and Boston College.)) ((STEVE MASON:))