[1-News-Head]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The Governor wades into storm- damage in Rockbridge County, trying to offer hope.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Eleven- thousand utility workers have a long way to go in righting power lines knocked down by Isabel.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - football news from UVa and the ACC. A health update on one of the valley's sports' kings.
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[VO-NAT]

And former Ferrum College great fans Barry Bonds and gets the Astros closer to the NL Central pennant this afternoon.


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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Brent]
[SS=None]


Don't let the pleasant temperatures fool you, expect another cool night ahead with lows near 50. The complete forecast is coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Amid the destruction in Rockbridge County, Governor Warner says small communities won't be left behind in the wake of Hurricane Isabel.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


While the damage to the power system in Eastern Virginia is surpassing all expectations.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[South-River]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#1:55:40 on 03-29]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Residents of one Rockbridge County community devastated by Hurricane Isabel are trying to wash away memories of the storm.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


This afternoon Governor Mark Warner walked the banks of the South River to asses the damage and try to give homeowners some answers.
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and Richard/Starlink]


Richard Lesko was with the governor today in Rockbridge County.
[Live=Richard Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=@Richard1;]
[SUPER=05-Rockbridge Co.;]
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[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; ]
[SUPER=01-John Noel/Flood Victim; ]
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[OUT Q=there going to be beat.]
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[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and Richard/Starlink]



[Storm-damage]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-32 TC1:16:33]
[GRAPHIC=Isabel]


It's more bad news for the thousands of Virginians without electricity.
Dominion Power says the storm damage is much more extensive than initially thought
And that is slowing down restoration efforts.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Six days after Hurricane Isabel hit Virginia, more than 480-thousand households still do not have power.
Officials at Dominion Power say they now have over 11-thousand workers in the field.
Their crews are trying to repair nine-thousand broken utility poles and 15-thousand damaged crossarms.
Dominon Power says the damage is "catastrophic"
And they don't know when power will be restored to all of their customers.
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[SOT 12:11:29]
[IN Q=OUR CREWS ARE FINDING]

((IRENE CIMINO/DOMINION POWER: OUR CREWS ARE FINDING THAT SOME AREAS ARE PRACTICALLY IMPENETRABLE. THEY SIMPLY CAN'T ACCESS WORK AREAS AND THOSE REASONS ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THE LENGTHY EXTENDED OUTAGES IN CERTAIN AREAS. AT THIS POINT OUR CREWS ARE ACTUALLY IN HAND TO HAND COMBAT.))
[SUPER=01-Irene Cimino/Dominion Power]
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[OUT Q=HAND TO HAND COMBAT.]
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[VO-NAT]


State officials say Hurricane Isabel has already cost Virginia over 625 million dollars.
They expect that price tag to increase.
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[Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-41 TC05:55]
[GRAPHIC=Jenni Northrup]


Police are following several leads in the disappearance of a former Roanoke girl.
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[VO-NAT :17]

16-year old Jenni Northrup was in Roanoke to attend a funeral 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 call her father in North Carolina, using a code word to establish she was in trouble.
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[SOT 9:16:42 - 9:16:57]
[IN Q=She has a history of bi-polar disorder...]

((MICHAEL NORTHRUP/FATHER OF MISSING GIRL: SHE HAS A HISTORY OF BI-POLAR DISORDER BUT SHE WOULD NEVER DO ANYTHING LIKE CALL ME AND GIVE ME THE SECRET WORD JUST TO WORRY ME. SHE WOULDN'T DO THAT TO HER FATHER.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Northrup/Father of Missing Girl;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=wouldn't do that to her father.]
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[VO-NAT :08]

Michael Northrup says he's not sure why Jenni called him and not her mother who was in Roanoke. Jenni last lived in Roanoke in 1994.
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[Murder-Reward]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[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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[Countess]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-31 TC1:50:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A Roanoke woman charged with beating her mother to death is blaming the incident on prescription medication she was taking.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Forty-nine year old Cindy Gail Countess insists she is NOT guilty of murder. She denies having gotten into a physical altercation with her 82-year old mother last year. As the trial got underway today, an evidence technician displayed a bloody sock.
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[SOT 12:05:03]
[IN Q=This is the]

((M. L. PENDLETON/ROANOKE POLICE OFFICER; THIS IS THE WHITE SOCK THAT MISS COUNTESS HAD ON.))
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[OUT Q=Countess had on.]
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[Keith on ENG] The prosecutor says the blood stain matched Edna Dooley's D-N-A. The defense hopes that even if the judge believes Countess DID kill her mother that he finds she was "not criminally responsible."
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[SOT 12:07:43]
[IN Q=She advised that]

((SHE ADVISED THAT SHE HAD DONE SOMETHING TO HER MOTHER, SHE WASN'T IN HER RIGHT MIND, THAT SHE WAS INSANE.))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=she was insane.]
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[Keith on ENG] The night Dooley died, her son called 9-1-1. The dispatcher heard him arguing with Countess in the background during the call.
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[IN Q=Nobody loves me]
[SUPER=04-Tape Recording of 911 Call]
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[V/O-NAT] The defense argues Countess was unable to control her behavior, because she was intoxicated by prescription medication. The trial continues tomorrow.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Still ahead on News 7, as opposition to a proposed drug-treatment center grows, we'll find out how methadone is used to treat heroin addicts and why it's so controversial.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus Danville prepares to mark the event many say put the city on the map... The Wreck of the Old 97.
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[Methadone]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-34 TC1:17:50]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Some Roanoke County residents are concerned about a methadone clinic coming to their neighborhood.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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]
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[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))
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[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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[Clinic-Law]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC1:02:29]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2003]


The methadone clinic controversy is becoming a campaign issue.
Today, three Republican candidates proposed state restrictions on drug treatment programs located near schools.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Senate Candidate Brandon Bell, House Candidate William Fralin and House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith promise legislation that would prohibit the dispensing of methadone and other narcotics used in drug treatment programs within one half mile of a school.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think we want to make sure]

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/(R) SALEM: I THINK WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN WE HAVE TREATMENT CENTERS OF THIS NATURE THEY'RE NOT IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO SCHOOLS.)) ((WILLIAM FRALIN/(R) HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN AND PROTECT OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AND I THINK WE'RE STRIKING A PRETTY GOOD BALANCE HERE.)) ((BRANDON BELL/(R) STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: THEY NEED TO SIT DOWN AND HEAR THE CITIZENS AND HEAR US SAYING THAT THIS IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR THIS NEIGHBORHOOD AND LOOK FOR A BETTER LOCATION.))
[SUPER=@Griffith; :00]
[SUPER=01-William Fralin/(R) House of Delegates Candidate; :09]
[SUPER=01-Brandon Bell/(R) State Senate Candidate; :15]
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[OUT Q=and look for a better location.]
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[VO-NAT]


Griffith says he will work to fast track the measure, and have it enacted as emergency legislation.
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[Wyatt]


[ANCHOR=Keith ]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-38 TC17:38]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2003]


Today, Linda Wyatt called on three veteran Democrats to support her campaign for the General Assembly.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Delegate Vic Thomas, Delegate Chip Woodrum, and State Senator John Edwards joined Wyatt on the steps of the Jefferson Center.
Wyatt is running for the seat that Thomas will give up in january, and today the three legislators said Wyatt is the logical heir to Thomas's political legacy.
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[IN Q=I think she'll work hard]

((DEL. VIC THOMAS: I THINK SHE'LL WORK HARD. AND SHE'LL BE A GOOD DELEGATE I THINK. SHE'LL LISTEN TO PEOPLE AND SHE'LL RESPOND.)) ((LINDA WYATT: I WORKED FOR A LIVING, EVERY DAY FOR 30 YEARS, WENT AND TAUGHT IN SCHOOLS, HAVE LIVED A LIFE OF SERVICE FOR THIS COMMUNITY AND UNDERSTAND WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE A DAY TO DAY CITIZEN OF THIS VALLEY.))
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[SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/(D) House of Delegates Candidate; :09]
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[OUT Q=day to day citizen of this valley.]
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[VO-NAT]


Wyatt faces Republican William Fralin and Independent Gary Bowman in the 17th House District.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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Wall Street took its biggest tumble in months today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW fell 151 points.
NASDASQ dropped 58.
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[Old-97]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-35 TC46:22]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


There have been worse train wrecks but none more famous than the one in Danville 100 years ago this week.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


It is called, as many of you know, the wreck of the old 97.
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]


Justin McLeod tells us how Danville plans to commemorate the event.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Howard Gregory/Author; :13]
[SUPER=@justin1; :47]
[SUPER=01-Lawrence McFall/Resident Historian; 1:18]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Danville]

((((NAT SOUND OF AUTHOR TALKING WHILE SHOWING US PICTURES ON THE WALL))
If you've ever wanted to know anything about the wreck of the old 97 you should ask Howard Gregory.
He's written a book about it.
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[IN Q=Certainly we know these]

((HOWARD GREGORY/AUTHOR: CERTAINLY WE KNOW THESE THINGS HAPPEN AND HAVE HAPPENED TIME AGAIN AND GOOD DECENT PEOPLE LOST THEIR LIVES.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=lost their lives]


Eleven people to be exact, another six were injured.
It happened on September 27th 1903.
John Wiley was there and told News 7 about it in an interview 25 years ago.
[SOT 24:39 on tape 03-09]
[IN Q=I says to the girl]

((JOHN WILEY/WITNESS: I SAYS TO THE GIRL, HE'LL NEVER MAKE IT.)) [Runs03]
[OUT Q=never make it]


He was right.
The express train known as the old 97 flew off a trestle in Danville, crashing to a rocky creek bed below.
[SOT 1:45:38 TAPE 2]
[IN Q=There are plenty of]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THERE ARE PLENTY OF INTERESTING TID BITS ABOUT THE WRECK OF THE OLD 97 FROM THE MYSTERY AS TO WHAT CAUSED IT TO THE SIGN MARKING THE EVENT. IT INCORRECTLY SAYS 9 PEOPLE DIED. AND THEN OF COURSE THERE IS THAT INFAMOUS BALLAD.)) [Runs14]
[OUT Q=infamous ballad ]

((NAT SOUND OF BALLAD ON 03-09 AT 26:10))
The ballad titled "the wreck of the old 97" has been sung by a lot of people over the years but no one knows for sure who actually wrote it.
[SOT 1:33:01]
[IN Q=It did indeed]

((LAWRENCE McFALL/RESIDENT HISTORIAN: IT DID INDEED PUT DANVILLE ON THE MAP AND HAD NOT BEEN FOR THAT SONG YOU PROBABLY WOULD NEVER HAVE HEARD OF DANVILLE OR THE OLD 97.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=or the old 97]


Because of that, Danville plans to mark the 100th anniversary in a very big way.
On Saturday, there will be a mayor's proclamation, train tours, and a butterfly release at the Science Center to honor the men who died.
They will also bury a time capsule to keep the memory of the old 97 from simply passing by.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Danville.))

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - the ACC's bid for a title game in football appears dead,
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[VO-NAT]

and former Friday Football Extra player of the week Jermaine Hardy is taking care of business and tacklers for UVa this season.
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[S-Brabham]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=NONE]
[GRAPHIC=HENRY BRABHAM]


One of the area's top sports figures over the past 25 years is back in the valley after a real health scare. Henry Brabham, one of the driving forces to re-establish and then maintain professional hockey in the valley, is now recovering from surgery for a brain tumor. 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, has served as mayor of Vinton and is still very active in the business he founded - Brabham Petroleum.



[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-155 4353tc]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


The ACC's was hoping to get the NC Double A to okay a playoff game for football next season - but according to one of the league's athletic directors - that's not going to happen.
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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. 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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[S-Hardy]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-157]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]


Tell a UVa football critic that the Cavaliers would not miss a beat at safety without Jerton Evans, Chris Williams and Shernard Newby and they would say you were crazy. But Steve Mason says that is what's happened thanks to former Fleming star Jermaine Hardy.
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[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]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :40]
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[OUT Q=..news 7 sports"]
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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.))

[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-153 5427tc ]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


The National League has the only remaining races in the big leagues and none is tighter than the NL central where the Cubs entered the day 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 mowed down the side to record his 44th save.
[super=35-San Francisco/1/Houston/2;]

(------------) The 'Stros are now just a half game behind the Cubs - who play at Cincinnati this evening.