[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
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We've reported on the debate over a methadone clinic.. but just what is methadone.. We'll find out.
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[VO-NAT]


also tonight- a car crashes into a house in Roanoke.
And the parents who faked their daughters cancer are now going to prison.
Plus not Hannibal.. but Hopkins gets a star.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[VO-NAT]


The governor lends a sympathetic ear.
But Rockbridge County residents devastated by Hurricane Isabel say what they really need is a helping hand.
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[ANCHOR =JEan]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]



[South-River]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-44 TC00:10]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Isabel]

The damage done by Isabel in Eastern Virginia has received the majority of attention. But today, Governor Mark Warner toured the South River area of Rockbridge County, and told residents there they won't be forgotten. Richard Lesko has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Noel/South River Flood Victim; :40]
[SUPER=01-Gertrude Clark/South River Flood Victim; :53]
[SUPER=@Markwarner; 1:14]
[SUPER=@richard1; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY]

(( On Wednesday, Governor Mark Warner toured the South River valley in Rockbridge County, taking a look at the damage, and listening to accounts of last Thursday's flood.
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[SOT - 5:15:02 - Warner-Tour tape]
[IN Q=I loaded my kids...]

((I LOADED MY KIDS AND MY WIFE IN MY TRUCK. BY THE TIME WE GOT TO RED HILL ROAD IT WAS OVER TWO FEET DEEP.)) [RUNS7]
[OUT Q=over two feet deep.]

What Warner found, like in many other communities across Virginia, was houses destroyed, cars washed away, and (GREAT SHOT @ 1:22:10) some cases where the owners now have greater worries than privacy. After the waters rose so quickly, many were happy just to be alive, even if their homes are a muddy mess.
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[SOT - 1:03:00]
[IN Q=We got our...]

((JOHN NOEL/FLOOD VICTIM; WITH US WE GOT OUR LIVES, BUT WE CAN STAY TOGETHER, BUT THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO DO TOMORROW.)) [RUNS7]
[OUT Q=going to do tomorrow.]

While they are clearing debris and dirt, many residents say looting has been a problem, and the wrong people are "cleaning up."
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[SOT - 40:53]
[IN Q=I just can't believe...]

((GERTRUDE CLARK/FLOOD VICTIM; I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE WOULD BE THAT ORNERY AND LOW DOWN TO COME IN AND TRY TO STEAL WHAT LITTLE BIT OF STUFF THAT US FLOOD VICTIMS STILL HAVE LEFT.)) [RUNS8]
[OUT Q=still have left.]

In the next few weeks and months, Warner says he'll "push, kick, and twist" FEMA to get the federal aid for the many people (GREAT SHOT @ 1:36:13) whose homes were simply washed away.
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[SOT - 4:21:15]
[IN Q=]

((GOV. MARK WARNER; I WANTED TO COME TO THE VALLEY, AND DEMONSTRATE THAT I KNEW AND VIRGINIA'S KNOW THAT THERE WERE GREAT STORIES OF HEROISM AND LOSS IN THESE COMMUNITIES AS WELL.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=in these communities as well.]
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[SOT - 6:38:12 S-R-W TAPE]
[IN Q=Residents say...]

((RESIDENTS SAY THAT THEY ARE GLAD GOVERNOR WARNER TOOK THE TIME TO VISIT THE AREA. THEY SAY THEY WILL BE HAPPIER WHEN THE PROMISED FEDERAL AID STARTS ROLLING IN. RICHARD LESKO, NEWS 7, ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=N7, Rockbridge Co.]))



[Storm-damage]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-32 TC1:18:21]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The bill for Hurricane Isabel is in, or at least part of it.
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[VO-NAT :24]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


State officials say structural damage from Isabel will cost Virginia at least 625 million dollars to fix.
That figure is the first formal statewide storm damage estimate.
But officials warn it is likely to increase substantially.
The extensive damage from Isabel is also causing delays for Dominion Power.
Its crews are working around the clock to restore electricity to the 400-thousand Virginians still in the dark.
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[SOT 12:10:48]
[IN Q=AS WE PUSH DEEPER]

((IRENE CIMINO/DOMINION POWER SPOKESPERSON: AS WE PUSH DEEPER AND DEEPER INTO THE HARDEST HIT NEIGHBORHOODS AND SUBDIVISIONS, WE'RE ACTUALLY FINDING THAT DAMAGE IS MORE SEVERE THAN INITIALLY THOUGHT. ))
[SUPER=01-Irene Cimino/Dominion Power Spokesperson]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=THAN INITIALLY THOUGHT.]
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[VO-NAT]


Dominion Power officials say Isabel and yesterday's tornados brought down nine-thousand utility poles and damaged 15-thousand crossarms.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[NC-Update]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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[wipe wipe wipe]

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[VO-NAT 19:36:05]
[SUPER=03-Dare Co., NC]


Add yet another problem thanks to Isabel for people on North Carolina's outer banks... bacteria levels at ocean beaches exceed swimming standards.
Huge sections of highway twelve are several damaged there from Isabel and One section of the highway leading to Hatteras Village is no longer there.
Much of the coastline is damaged- and there are still some residents who don't have power or phone service.
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[Iraq-Money]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=col]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Rebuilding]


There might be a large callup soon of reservists and National Guard members for duty in Iraq.
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff insists it's just one of many options being considered.
Meanwhile, President Bush and Defense Secretary Rumsfeld continue to try to drum up support and dollars for Iraq's reconstruction.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]

The President met with the Germany's Chancelor to discuss international support for his reconstruction plan, while the Defense Secretary went head to head with senators today in a mission to get Bush's 87 billion dollar aid package approved.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=is 87 billion a great deal of money;]

((DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE- IS 87 BILLION A GREAT DEAL OF MONEY? THE ANSWER IS YES. CAN OUR COUNTRY AFFORD IT? THE ANSWER IS ALSO YES.))
[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfeld/Secretary of Defense]
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[OUT Q= the answer is also yes]
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[VO-NAT]

Rumsfeld believes that the package would provide stability necessary for democracy in Iraq. If approved about 75 percent of the funds will pay for U-S military costs. The rest of the money will pay for reconstruction costs in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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[Roanoke-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-31 TC1:51:41]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A car being tailed by police ended up underneath a Roanoke house tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Police say they were following the car when it somehow ended up crashing into the basement of a home on Elm Avenue.
No one was inside the house at the time.
Police have not said what happened to the driver or why they were following the car.
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[Franklin-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-36 TC39:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Authorities say Franklin County's biggest drug dealers are behind bars tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Yesterday;]


They arrested about 50 people on distribution charges in a sweep yesterday.
Today, they unsealed federal indictments accusing 10 of running a major drug-dealing operation that brought cocaine from Florida into Franklin County.
They allege that Gerald Randolph Smith was the kingpin, and that Euell Clifton Chitwood and Terry Ivan Smith were his lieutenants.
Both Smiths served prison time for dealing cocaine in the 80s.
[SUPER=04-June 16; ]


William Davis, who shot two intruders in his mobile home back in June, was also charged in the sweep.
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[Methadone]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-34 TC1:17:50]
[SS=None]


Some Roanoke County residents are concerned about a methadone clinic coming to their neighborhood.
And while the type of drug rehab facility would be new to the Valley --the concept has been around for a while.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


In fact, methadone has been used for years to treat heroin addiction.
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[SOT 2:02:31]
[IN Q=Original concept is if we can]

((DR. MUKESH PATEL: THE ORIGINAL CONCEPT IS IF WE CAN MAINTAIN THEM ON A LEVEL OF METHADONE AND IMPROVE THEIR FUNCTIONALITY AND WE CAN HELP STABILIZE THEM. THEN WE CAN MINIMIZE THE LEGAL TROUBLE, THAT WAS THE ORIGINAL CONCEPT))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Mukesh Patel/Addiction Specialist]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=that was the originial concept]
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[VO-NAT]


But Patel says methadone is also an opiate and can be addictive. That's s why there is some controversy even in the medical community about the success of methadone maintenance clinics.
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[SOT2:03:28]
[IN Q=Even the research people]

((EVEN THE RESEARCH PEOPLE, THEIR PROVEN DATA IS NOT 100-PERCENT SHOWING THAT IT'S VERY SUCCESSFUL, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF FACTORS, THAT'S VERY CONTROVERSIAL FACTORS))
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=very controversial factors]
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[VO-NAT]


Patel say unless there is a strong psychotherapy and rehab program along with the methadone, he would also be concerned about a clinic coming to his neighborhood.
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[EEE-Death]


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


A man from Eastern Virginia has become the state's first victim of Eastern Equine Encephalitis.
The Gloucster County man in his 70's contracted the mosquito-born illness in August and died last week.
E-E-E is considered the most deadly of the mosquito-borne diseases, and usually affects animals.

[Voter-Forums]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-40 TC13:16]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2003]


Voter turnout in Montgomery County has reportedly been going down over the past few years. But, one organization wants to change that.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape;]

Starting tomorrow, the League of Women Voters will host its three-part series of candidate forums. The forums offer citizens a chance to meet local candidates and ask them questions. Organizers say the goal is to increase voter participation and interest in LOCAL elections.
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[SOT 2602]
[IN Q=it's our local]

((BETH OBENSHAIN/LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS CHAIR: IT'S OUR LOCAL OFFICIALS, IT'S THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, IT'S THE TOWN COUNCIL WHO REALLY DETERMINE, HAVE MORE AFFECT ON OUR QUALITY OF LIFE HERE. THEY'RE THE ONES WHO DECIDE HOW MUCH OUR SCHOOLS ARE FUNDED, OUR LOCAL LIBRARIES...SO ACTUALLY THERE'S A LOT AT STAKE AT LOCAL ELECTIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Beth Obenshain/League of Women Voters Chair;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=at local elections]
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[VO-NAT]

The forums begin each night at seven, inside the Blacksburg public library.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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The father of a missing 16 year old asks for your help.
We'll have the latest on the search for Jenni Northrup when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus a legal hang-up for the do-not-call registry. A judge says the government overstepped its bounds.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=MST]
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[OUT Q=the big 7.]

(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office - as the hunt for postseason October continues with Sammy and Company. The new ACC's hopes of getting that lucrative playoff game appear to be shot. Steve Mason checks in with former Colonel Jermaine Hardy. And Junior is cleared to drive tonight on the Big 7.))

[Do-Not-Call]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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[GRAPHIC=Do Not Call]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
Do not call is on hold.. at least for now.
If you're one of millions who hate telmarketing calls- you won't like this- A federal judge says not so fast to the nationwide "Do Not Call" Registry.
Kelly (Co-bee-AY-a) Cobiella reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jasmine Rosada; :25 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Mark Myers; :29 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Kelly Cobiella/CBS News; :49]
[SUPER=01-Rep. John Dingell/(D) Michigan; 1:09]
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[OUT Q=for CBS News.]

(( "It's annoying as heck." "I think they're invading our privacy." BUT ...TELEMARKETERS CAN STAY ON THE LINE. A FEDERAL JUDGE IN OKLAHOMA HAS RULED THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION DOES NOT HAVE THE POWER TO STOP THE CALLS.. USING A NATION-WIDE REGISTRY. JASMINE ROSADA: "I don't think anyone should be able to call your house whenever they feel like it." MARK MYERS: "We should have a right to have who we would come into our homes." FORTY-ONE MILLION AMERICANS HAVE SIGNED ON TO THE DO-NOT-CALL LIST, WHICH WAS TO GO INTO EFFECT OCTOBER FIRST. TELEMARKETERS WOULD HAVE TO CHECK THE LIST EVERY THREE MONTHS TO SEE WHO DOESN'T WANT TO BE CALLED. FINES GO AS HIGH AS 11-THOUSAND DOLLARS. THE TELEMARKETING INDUSTRY FILED THE LAWSUIT. IT STANDS TO LOSE 50 BILLION DOLLARS IN SALES A YEAR IF THE DO-NOT-CALL LIST GOES INTO EFFECT. KELLY COBIELLA/LOS ANGELES: "More than a dozen states created their own do not call lists. Those will not be affected by the federal ruling. But many of those states wanted to add their names to the federal registry." AND THEY MAY STILL GET THAT CHANCE. LAWMAKERS PLAN TO TRY AND FIX THE PROBLEM IN CONGRESS BEFORE OCTOBER FIRST... SO THE CALLS STOP. Rep. John Dingell/ D-MI: Ranking Member, House Energy and Commerce Committee: "They're as popular as a skunk at a church picnic and we believe that if americans don't want to be annoyed at dinner time, they ought not." BUT FOR NOW, HOPES OF A RING-FREE EVENING ARE ON HOLD." IN LOS ANGELES, KELLY COBIELLA FOR CBS NEWS.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


The Federal Trade Commission says it will appeal the judge's decision.


[Faked-Cancer]


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


An Ohio mother who admitted faking her daughters cancer is going to prison.
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[VO-NAT]


Teresa Milbrant shaved her daughters hair and gave her sleeping pills to make her look sick.
She also told her daughter she was sick and put her in counseling to prepare her for death-
[SUPER=03-Urbana, OH]


Authorities say the Milbrandt's fooled people into donating an estimated 31 thousand dollars.
Teresa apologized in court- She was sentenced to six and half years in prison for endangering children and grand theft.
The father received a four year, eleven month sentence for endangering children.
Daughter Hannah is in foster care- counselors say she is suffering from long term emotional trauma.
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[Murder-Reward]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-39 TC36:32]
[GRAPHIC=Richard Palmer]


The family of a murder victim hopes a reward will help solve a mystery.
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities still don't know who shot and killed 51-year-old Richard Anthony Palmer of Riner.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 22;]


The Montgomery County school bus driver was found dead in his pickup truck in Roanoke back in April.
His dog was also killed.
Palmer's family and church are now offering a cash reward for information about the killing.
They say they do not want to reveal the amount.
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[Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-41 TC07:10]
[GRAPHIC=Jenni Northrup]


The smallest detail could help police find a former Roanoke girl missing for four days.
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[VO-NAT :21]

That's according to the father of 16-year old Jenni Northrup. The teen was visiting Roanoke from North Carolina when she was last seen Sunday morning in the Williamson Road area.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Hours later, she used a pay phone outside the Roanoke Weiner Stand to says she was in trouble. Today, the Northrups passed out fliers in the hope someone had seen their daughter.
(///// SOT at :21/////)
[SOT 9:15:36 - 9:15:50]
[IN Q=The smallest thing, you might think.]

((MICHAEL NORTHRUP/FATHER OF MISSING GIRL: THE SMALLEST THING, WHETHER IT COULD BE... YOU MIGHT THINK IT MEANS NOTHING. BUT THE SMALLEST THING COULD BE MY LITTLE GIRL. SHE COULD BE FIVE MINUTES FROM BEING RESCUED.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Northrup/Father of Missing Girl;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=she could be five minutes from being rescued.]
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[VO-NAT :12]

Michael Northrup says Jenni has a history of running away but has not done so since she started taking medication for her mood disorder a year ago. Jenni last lived in Roanoke in 1994.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


It spawned a legendary song and helped put Danville on the map.
Still ahead on News 7, find out how the city's marking the 100th anniversary of a famous train wreck.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus fire rages through an historic section of Petersburg.
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[Commercial]

[Petersburg-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=col]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


It took much of the day and more than 50 firefighters to contain a blaze in Petersburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Petersburg]

The fire began at Ferguson Enterprises, a plumbing and bathroom fixtures store, but quickly engulfed neighboring structures including a Habitat for Humanity building and an antique car garage. The buildings are all in the city's historic Old Towne District. The cause of the fire has not been determined.
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[Hopkins-Star]


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


A star for a star today-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hollywood, CA]


Sir Anthony Hopkins is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Hopkins won an Academy Award in 1991 for his portrayal of Hannibal Lector in Silence of the Lambs-
Hopkins was joined by family and fellow actors including his co-star Jodie Foster.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=ffe]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=extra]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A busy day in the bigs, big news for the Big East and ACC. Steve Mason visits with Jermaine Hardy at UVa. Plus, Henry Brabham has brain surgery. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC;:00]

Dale Junior has been cleared to drive in this weekend's EA Sports 500 at Talladega.
NASCAR made the announcement this afternoon after reviewing the examination of Junior by Charlotte neurosurgeon Dr. Jerry Petty. After suffering a minor concussion and a sprained right foot Sunday at Dover, he was required to undergo a thorough physical before being cleared to race.
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[OUTCUE=last score."]
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-153 5427tc ]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


The National League is the place to be for suspense in the final days of the playoff chase. The Central is the hot division where the Cubs entered today with a one game lead on the Astros.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX/FoxNet; :00]


The Astros trailed the Giants 1-to-nothing in the 7th when pinch hitter Jose Viscaino drove in two runs with a single. Houston is in front to stay 2-to-1. Tannersville native and former Ferrum great Billy Wagner then came on in the ninth and served up a 101 mile an hour fastball to
[super=35-San Francisco/1/Houston/2;]

Barry Bonds and mowed down the side to record his 44th save.
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[S-Cubs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-150 10607TC]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


The Cubs then went out and tried not to fold under the pressure and also make a little statement.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/ESPN; :00]

And they did just that as Sammy Sosa went yard in the third inning with a solo shot. It is career homer number 536 and that is significant because it
[SUPER=35-Chicago/8/Cincinnati/0;]

ties him with Mickey Mantle for 10th on the all-time list. The Cubs whip the Reds 8 to nothing.
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[S-Sox]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-151 5613TC]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


The Red Sox had a chance to clinch the AL wildcard tonight, but flat out blew it at home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/NESN; :00]

John Burkett last just one third of the first inning as the Orioles hammered the Sox for 7 runs in the first. Tony Bautista keyed the outburst with this grand slam.
[super=35-Baltimore/7/Boston/3;]

The Red Sox remain three and a half games in front of the Mariners for the wildcard playoff berth losing 7-to-3.
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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-155 4353tc]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


It looks like the ACC will not get to stage a conference championship game next year, afterall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/June 25; :00]

Clemson athletic director Terry Don Phillips - in the orange shirt - was part of the site visit team that toured Tech back on June 25th and he says he's heard informally from the NCAA that it is not willing to allow any league with under 12 teams to hold a lucrative playoff game.
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/July 1; ]

ACC Commissioner John Swofford petitioned the NCAA to amend its current rule back in July to allow teams with 10 or 11 to hold such games. The NCAA's competition committee isn't expected to formally vote on this until next April, but Phillips says it appears that the only way for the ACC to get a championship game is to find a 12th member.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]

The ACC's nine current athletics directors will join the Miami and Virginia Tech ADs for meetings September 30th through October 1st in Charlottesville to attempt to finalize schedules.

[S-East]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-152 5938TC]
[GRAPHIC=BIG EAST]


The Big East is finally going forward with expansion plans to fill the holes created by the departure of Tech and Miami.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ponte Vedra, FL/May 19; :00]

The Associated Press is reporting tonight that Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese is about to invite Cincinnati, Louisville, DePaul and Marquette. That move will cripple Conference USA - the current home of all four.
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[S-Brabham]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=NONE]
[GRAPHIC=HENRY BRABHAM]


There is great news tonight for Roanoke Valley hockey baron Henry Brabham. The man who single-handedly kept hockey alive on several occasions here in the valley - is glad to have his own life in tact. Brabham had surgery to remove the benign tumor at Duke University Medical Center last Thursday, and his son Hank says Doctors were able to get almost all of the mass, and that they feel Brabham's prognosis for recovery is very good. In fact, he already has returned to work. Besides owning the Virginia Lancers and Roanoke Valley Rebels, Brabham who is now 74, is still very active in his family business - Brabham Petroleum.



[S-Hardy]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-157 3919TC]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]


UVa is set to tangle with Wake Forest this Saturday in Charlottesville. And if they are to beat the Demon Deacons they'll need another solid effort from former William Fleming star Jermaine Hardy. Here's Steve Mason.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jermaine Hardy/21 Solo Tackles This Season; :10]
[SUPER=03-Columbia, SC/Cavaliers vs. Gamecocks; :20]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Football Coach; :30]
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((Through three games Jermaine Hardy is UVa's leading tackler with 26 stops. ((:))
Hardy is averaging nearly nine tackles a game and his coach says he is improving at in three key areas of his safety position. Lining up the defense for each play, defending the deep ball and effectiveness at dishing out hard hits in the open field. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))
Under Hardy, UVa's defense is ranked 63rd overall and 27th defending the pass in the country. A change from last season when Virginia was near the bottom of the 100 team plus Division 1 A defensive rankings.Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

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Johnny Cash sang it and so did many others, and now the event that happened in Danville and inspired a well known ballad is turning 100.
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The wreck of the old 97 happened on September 27th 1903.
It was an express mail train that flew off a Danville trestle, crashing to a rocky creek bed below, killing eleven people.
The event was made famous by the ballad titled "the wreck of the old 97."
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((LAWRENCE McFALL/RESIDENT HISTORIAN: HONESTLY IT PUT DANVILLE ON THE MAP AND A GOOD EXAMPLE OF THAT I CHECKED INTO A MOTEL IN EL PASO TEXAS A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO AND WHEN I SIGNED THE REGISTRATION DANVILLE VIRGINIA THE CLERK ON THE DESK SAID DANVILLE VIRGINIA AND HE STARTS SINGING THE SONG AND HE WOULDN'T SHUT UP))
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Danville plans to commemorate the wreck with several events on Saturday at the community market.
There will be a mayor's proclamation, a train show, and a butterfly release at the Science Center to honor the men who died in the train wreck. (------------)