[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

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[WRITER=jja]
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A local graduate loses his life in Iraq. We'll have details.
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[VO-NAT]


A vigil tonight for American hostage Paul Johnson.
School Buses.. are they safe? We'll take a look at the numbers.
And Ripa's staying with "Live" ... her multi million dollar contract details coming up.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

[Syverson]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-26 TC18:03]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
[ENG#=2]


The Virginia Military Institute has lost another graduate in Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]


VMI says Army Major "Paul R. Syverson, the Third," was killed yesterday near Camp Anaconda in Iraq.
Syverson grew up in Illinois and was a 1993 graduate of VMI.
[SUPER=04-2001]


He was assigned to the Fifth Special Forces Group and was no stranger to dangerous situations.
VMI says he was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his role in stopping a prison revolt in Afghanistan in 2001.
He was scheduled to return home from Iraq shortly.
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[Hostage-Vigil]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


About 100 people turned out tonight to pray for American hostage Paul Johnson-
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[SOT 18]
[IN Q=]

((GOD BLESS AMERICA LAND THAT I LOVE.))
[SUPER=03-Eagleswood, NJ]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=that I love.]
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[VO-NAT]


Johnson was raised in Eagleswood, New Jersey. That's where people came out tonight.
Johnson's daughter and niece thanked everyone for their love and prayers.
Johnson was kidnapped by terrorists who say they'll kill him sometime tomorrow unless Saudi Arabian authorities respond to their demands.
Saudi authorities with U-S government approval insist they will not negotiate.
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[School-buses]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-18 TC46:51]
[GRAPHIC=None]


You may have noticed there've been a lot of school bus accidents this year.
Now that the school year is over, the question is, why.... and what's being done about it? [***BUS ACCIDENTS FS***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


For some answers we turned to Justin McLeod. Justin what's the explanation?
Jean, it's hard to say in fact it may be a fluke.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


For example Roanoke City had eleven school bus accidents last year, this year it had only three.
While that was a decrease, some school systems in our area actually saw an increase.
[ENG#=1]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Month; :05]
[SUPER=01-Richard Flora/Roanoke Co. Schools Transportation Dir.; :18]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=BACK AND BE RETRAINED]

((((NAT SOUND OF BUS DRIVER CLOSING DOOR ON 04-06 AT 20:54))
You could say it has been a tough year for bus drivers, thanks to a number of accidents in our area.
Take Roanoke County.
Typically, it has one or two a year but this school year Roanoke County had five including one last month which slightly injured five people.
[SOT 7:12:32]
[IN Q=I don't know]

((RICHARD FLORA/TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR FOR ROANOKE CO. SCHOOLS: I DON'T KNOW THAT THERE'S ANY SINGLE EVENT OR INCIDENT THAT YOU CAN POINT TO SAY WHAT CAUSED THESE.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=what caused these]


You may hear much of the same from other school systems.
Montgomery County for example had three bus accidents this school year including this one that flipped over in April.
In Bedford County, there were two including this one which slightly injured nine students. [GRAPHIC]
Statewide, preliminary numbers indicate there were 302 total bus crashes this school year, last year there were 458.

[SOT 7:15:06]
[IN Q=Considering the amount]

((RICHARD FLORA: CONSIDERING THE AMOUNT OF MILES THAT WE DRIVE AND THE NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS THAT WE HAVE THE BUSES ARE EXTREMELY SAFE.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=ARE EXTREMELY SAFE]


Safe because school buses are built to handlle a high impact crash.
If that's the case, should we blame the bus driver? [GRAPHIC]
Numbers provided by the state show that for this school year, the bus driver was at fault in 48 percent of the crashes.
[SOT 7:13:41]
[IN Q=We put them]

((RICHARD FLORA: WE PUT THEM ALL THROUGH RETRAINING. WHATEVER APPEARS TO HAVE CAUSED IT AND THEY HAVE TO GO BACK AND BE RETRAINED.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=back and be retrained]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


Roanoke County now plans to study why there were more accidents this school year and then address the problem at a safety meeting in August.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Jean, there has been talk in the past about putting seatbelts on buses but some studies have shown that would do more harm than good.

[Driver-Course]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-11 TC1:43:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Roanoke City and County Police officers are on the road to better training.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

The two departments celebrated the opening of the "Laurel Mountain Driving Center" today. The 30- acre facility was completed in March and boasts a classroom, driving course and skid pad. Officers helped keep costs down by donating thousands of hours of labor.
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[SOT 52:10]
[IN Q=I've been doing]

((RANDY ROWLAND/ROANOKE CITY POLICE OFFICER: I'VE BEEN DOING CONSTRUCTION ALL MY LIFE AND I KNOW MANY OFFICERS WHO RETIRE AND LEAVE THEIR LAW ENFORCEMENT CAREERS AND NO ONE REMEMBERS THEM AFTER SEVERAL YEARS AND THESE ARE A COUPLE OF PROJECTS I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN AND MY NAME WILL BE HERE LONG AFTER I'M GONE.))
[SUPER=01-Randy Rowland/Roanoke City Police Officer;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=long after I'm gone]
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[VO-NAT]

Before the course was completed, officers had to travel hours to practice their driving skills. Attorneys for Roanoke County are now looking into the possibility of letting other departments use the course.
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[Menopause]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Medical News]
[ENG#=1]


Many women feel the biological clock ticking, but now a new test may show just when a woman will reach menopause.


As Dr. Sean Keniff reports, doctors in Scotland say they've found a way to tell a woman's reproductive age.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; 00]
[SUPER=01-Cathy Stallings/Public Relations Professional; 14]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Owen Davis/Wells Medical College, Cornell University; 34]
[SUPER=01-Sean Keniff/CBS News; 1:03]
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[OUT Q=CBS News.]

((CATHY STALLINGS HAS ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A MOM AND PLANS TO START A FAMILY BUT A BUSY CAREER IN PUBLIC RELATIONS HAS KEPT THAT FROM HAPPENING. SHE KNOWS SHE HAS TIME, BUT WOULD LOVE TO KNOW JUST HOW MUCH TIME. Cathy Stallings/Public Relations Professional: It would be great, to be able to know exactly that this is it, time is up, so you could plan your life. SOON SHE MAY BE ABLE TO FIND OUT HOW MUCH TIME SHE HAS LEFT TO HAVE A CHILD. SCIENTISTS IN SCOTLAND HAVE DEVELOPED A TEST THAT CAN FIGURE OUT HOW FAST A WOMAN'S BIOLOGICAL CLOCK IS TICKING. Dr. Owen Davis/Weill Medical College, Cornell University: "age effect fertility profoundly and a woman as she becomes older, in terms of her chronological age, has reduced fertility." THE COMPLICATED MATHMATICAL EQUATION USES THE SIZE OF A WOMAN'S OVARIES, WHICH SHRINK OVER TIME.... ALONG WITH THE NUMBER OF EGGS SHE HAS LEFT, WHICH ALSO DIMINISHES AS YEARS GO BY. Dr. Davis: A woman could theoretically be examined, you could measure her ovaries with ultrasound, plug in her chronological age, and then tell her what her reproductive age is. Dr. Sean Kenniff/CBS NEWS/Miami, FL: IN OTHER WORDS YOU COULD TELL A WOMAN WHAT HER FERTILITY POTENTIAL IS AND HOW MANY YEARS SHE HAS LEFT TO MENOPAUSE. HOWEVER, WHILE EXPERTS BELIEVE THE TEST IS VALID, THEY HAVE YET TO ACTUALLY FOLLOW A WOMAN TO MENOPAUSE TO SEE IF THEIR PREDICTIONS ARE ACCURATE. Dr. Davis again: "It will be a very useful test. But I wouldn't advise people to get this test right now. Right now it's purely theory." SO FOR THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE WOMEN LIKE JENNIFER WILL HAVE TO CONTINUE TO WAIT AND WONDER. HOW FAST HER BIOLOGICAL CLOCK IS TICKING. DOCTOR SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.))


[Tuberculosis]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=04-14 TC1:55:00]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]
[ENG#=2]


Virginia health officials are calling the state's tuberculosis rate cause for concern.
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[VO-NAT]


This week a 52-year old woman in Chesapeake died from the disease.
Health officials say the state's T-B rate declined for a number of years but has now leveled off.
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[SOT 14:12:59]
[IN Q=WE HAVE PEOPLE IMMIGRANTS]

((DR. MARGARET TIPPLE/VA. DEPT OF HEALTH: WE HAVE PEOPLE IMMIGRANTS, REFUGEES AND OTHERS COMING TO US FROM PARTS OF THE WORLD WHERE THERE IS A LOT OF TB THEY BRING THEIR TB WITH THEM AND SOMETIMES THEY GET SICK AFTER THEY GET HERE SO OUR INCREASING NEWCOMER POPULATION IS ADDING TO OUR CASES.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Margaret Tipple/Virginia Dept. of Health]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=POPULATION IS ADDING TO OUR CASES.]
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[VO-NAT]


Health officials say the state usually sees over three-hundred cases of T-B each year.
Symptoms of tuberculosis include fever, night sweats and unexplained weight loss.
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[Henry-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Jean ]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-21 TC24:24]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]
[ENG#=3]


The search is over for the man presumed drowned in flash flooding in Henry County. Rescue crews found his body late this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./Yesterday;]

Booker John Henry Hutson dissappeared yesterday morning, after the car it's believed he was riding in, was washed away by a rain swollen stream on Meeks Road in southern Henry County. The body was discovered 3 miles downstream near the route 87 bridge in North Carolina. Police believe Hutson was with his ex-wife, 61 year old Louise Fuller, as they delivered newspapers for the Greensboro News and Record. Fuller was found dead at the scene.
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[Bear-Rabies]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-17 TC38:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


Test results are in for the bear that was shot and killed inside Franklin Memorial Hospital Tuesday night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/Tuesday Night]

The Health Department tested the bear for rabies and the results came back negative. Game officials on the scene Tuesday night said the bear looked healthy, but requested a rabies test anyway to be sure.
In these surveillance photos you can see the bear wandering the halls and a patron standing only a few feet from it. Game officials have issued warnings about feeding bears because it may lead to more close encounters.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]
[ENG#=V10]


V-DOT's budget is running out of gas.
What's getting cut when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And as the commission investigating 9-11 wraps up its work, new equipment designed to stop future attacks goes into operation.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=STEVE]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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[ENG#=1]
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[OUT Q=in sports."]


[9-11-Tapes]

(MINI OPEN)



[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=9-11]
[ENG#=1]


The Commission investigating the 9-11 attacks found that the government was woefully unrprepared, and tried to "improvise a homeland defense" against a challenge never faced before.
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[VO-NAT]


Today, the commission played recordings from the F-A-A and it heard a voice chilling for its calmness. The first, and only, time U.S. officials would hear lead hijacker Muhammad Atta came just moments after he launched the horrors of 9-11.
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[SOT :17]
[IN Q=WE HAVE SOME PLANES]

((WE HAVE SOME PLANES. JUST STAY QUIET AND YOU'LL BE OKAY. WE ARE RETURNING TO THE AIRPORT. NOBODY MOVE. EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY. /// JUST STAY QUIET))
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[OUT Q=JUST STAY QUIET]
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[VO-NAT]

Those words launched a chaotic scramble in the government to figure out what was happening and how to stop it. But in the end, the commission determined the F-A-A and military were unprepared for what actually happened.
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[SOT :51]
[IN Q="HI! BOSTON CENTER ]

(((FAA): "HI! BOSTON CENTER TMU, WE HAVE A PROBLEM HERE. WE HAVE A HIJACKED PLANE HEADING TOWARDS NEW YORK. /// WE NEED SOMEONE TO SCRAMBLE SOME F-16S OR SOMETHING UP THERE, HELP US OUT." (NEADS:) IS THIS REAL WORLD, OR EXERCISE? (FAA:) NO THIS IS NOT AN EXERCISE! NOT A TEST!"))
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[OUT Q=NOT A TEST]
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[VO-NAT]

When Vice President Dick Cheney ordered the Air Force to shoot down any hijacked planes -- the order was never relayed to fighter pilots. And as for President Bush -- things were just as confusing. The commission found that as his motorcade left the Florida school he was visiting, it went the wrong direction, and the communications in his motorcade failed, leaving the Commander in Chief using a cell phone to contact Washington.
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[Explosives-Detector]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
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Airport testing is underway in new technology to detect traces of explosives-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Warwick, RI]


The portals analyze air for traces of explosive materials.
Some travelers will be asked to step through the machine- while the machine launches several puffs of air to conduct the test.
T-F Green airport in Warwick Rhode island is the first of four airports testing the technology.
It'll also be used in San Diego, Tampa, and Rochester, New York.
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[VDOT]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=04-12 TC1:39:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


Flat gas revenues and aging highways are driving down V-DOT's road construction program by one billion dollars.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File]


The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved a six-point-three billion dollar budget today.
That is a significant reduction from last year.
The majority of the state's transportation dollars will be spent on maintenance costs.
V-DOT officials say that leaves no room for new road projects.
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[SOT :15:08]
[IN Q=THE PROJECTS THAT ARE UNDERWAY]

((TAMARA NEALE/VIRGINIA DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION: THE PROJECTS THAT ARE UNDERWAY WE WILL COMPLETE THOSE BUT BASICALLY ONCE THOSE PROJECTS ARE COMPLETED THERE WILL BE FEW SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS LEFT IN THE PROGRAM.))
[SUPER=01-Tamara Neale/Virginia Dept. of Transportation]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=IMPROVEMENTS LEFT IN THE PROGRAM.]
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[VO-NAT]


V-DOT officials say the widening of Interstate 81 will NOT be affected by today's decision.
That project will continue as planned.
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[Akubue]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-20 TC43:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


Lynchburg police say an officer who pepper-sprayed a black college professor during a traffic stop last year acted within the law and within department guidelines.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/January 6]


Dorothy Smith-Akubue (ah-koo-BOO-ee) claimed she was mistreated when she was stopped for going 57 miles per hour in a 25-mile-per-hour zone October 18th.
But an internal review that was forwarded to the Justice Department found that Officer J.E. Keene was right to use force when Akubue resisted arrest.
She did not appeal her conviction.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]
[ENG#=V10]


Will the heat stay on for the weekend? Leo has the forecast when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus a landmark theater will close at the end of the month... so it can reopen better than ever.
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[Commercial]

[Sandusky]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-15 TC1:51:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


140 years ago today, the Union army had the city of Lynchburg in its sights.
But the South would prevail in the Battle of Lynchburg, a victory some say helped prolong the Civil War.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


It's all part of the story that can be learned from a trip to Historic Sandusky, the 19th-century home that served as the Union headquarters in the battle.
Sandusky only recently came into public hands, and officials hope to catch the attention of Civil War tourists.
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[SOT 9:18:44//9:19:11]
[IN Q=In the last]

(( IN THE LAST THIRTY YEARS, I'VE JUST NOTED A STEADY INCREASE IN POPULARITY AND INTEREST IN THE CIVIL WAR, IT JUST HASN'T ABATED. PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR THE UNCOVERED HISTORY AND THE UNTOLD STORIES, AND LYNCHBURG HAS A GREAT STORY THAT'S REALLY NOT BEEN PROMOTED UNTIL THE LAST YEAR OR TWO.))
[SUPER=01-Greg Starbuck/Historic Sandusky]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=last year or two.]
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[VO-NAT]


Sandusky and surrounding sites will be open to the public this weekend.
A re-enactment of the battle will take place in Appomattox County on Saturday and Sunday.
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[Ripa]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Kelly Ripa will be hosting Live for at least five more years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/September 21, 2001]


Ripa reportedly signed a new contract worth about 40 million dollars.
A Live spokeswoman says Ripa did sign a new contract, but won't say for how much.
Ripa has been paired with Regis Philbin on Live with Regis and Kelly since 2001.
Philbin has two more years on his contract.
Regis is 72. Ripa is 33 and used to star on the ABC soap opera "All My Children." She is also now on a prime time TV show "Hope and Faith."
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=extra]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=V10]


Avalanche/Myrtle Beach highlights, USA softball practices at Moyer, and first day US Open action,.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


But first our extra point. The Roanoke Valley Lacrosse Association 9 and 10 year old boys lacrosse team leaves for a national tournament tomorrow morning. The team, coach by Roanoke College's Bill Pilate, Grimes Creasy and Tim Rowe, will play in Cockeyesville Maryland as one of 120 teams in two age divisions. The RVLA Warriors will play teams from Colorado. North Carolina and Pennsylvania among others.
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[OUTCUE=last score."]

[GO TO BREAK]
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[S-USA]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-169 1:41:52]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 sports]
[ENG#=1]


The USA Softball national team practiced tonight at the Moyer Sports Complex.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


The two-time Olympic gold medalists are in Salem to play a group of area high school and college all-stars as part of their Aiming for Athens tour. The team is using the tour to prepare for this summer's Olympics, where they will going for their third straight gold medal. Unfortunately, the teams practice went long and attempts to get interviews with some of the players did not pan out.
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[S-Softball]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-168 1:23:30]
[GRAPHIC=none]



[ENG#=2]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]

The local girls who will play the Olympians posed for pictures this afternoon. The USA team is a whopping 37 and oh.
James River pitcher Angela Tincher hopes to get her shot to impress the US team. But pitching from a distance of 43 feet will be an adjustment.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Angela Tincher/James River Pitcher; :00]
[SUPER=01-Allyson Campbell/Virginia Tech Infielder; :13]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=very excited about it."]
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[ANCHOR=steve]
[GRAPHIC=news 7 sports]


The first pitch is tomorrow night at 8 o'clock.

[S-AVS]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-170]
[GRAPHIC=avalanche]
[ENG#=3]


The Salem Avalanche swept the Myrtle beach Pelicans in their three game set.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Pelicans vs. Avalanche; :00]


Game three hit the Salem Memorial diamond tonight and we pick up the action bottom of the fourth. Watch Luke Scott send this shot off the wall in right centerfield and that is gonna allow Ryan Stegall to come on down. 3-zip Salem.
[SUPER=37-Salem/9/Myrtle Beach/3;]The Pelicans had some offense in the top of the sixth when Carlos Duran hits a do

uble that plates Ben Thoams but the worst hitting team in the league falls to the Avalanche 9-3.
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[S-Mark]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-172 1:24:14]
[GRAPHIC=avalanche]
[ENG#=4]


One Avs player has been invited to the all star game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Mark Saccamono was named to the June 29th Carolina League all star team. Saccomono is second in the league in homers and RBI's
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mark Saccomano/2nd in HR's in Carolina League; :00 ]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=.......goes down hill"]
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[S-Lumsden]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-174 TC4106]
[GRAPHIC=Major League Baseball]
[ENG#=1]

Former Cave Spring star pitcher Tyler Lumsden left for Winston-Salem this morning to join the Carolina League's Warthogs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/2004 ACC Tournament; :00]


The hard throwing lefty just completed his third season at Clemson, recording 88 strikeouts this year for the Tigers.
Now he's in the White Sox farm system, hoping to get at least one start under his belt before the Carolina League All Star break.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Tyler Lumsden/White Sox Farmhand; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=you know, can't wait."]
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[S-Bristow]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-177 37:18]
[GRAPHIC=Tech]
[ENG#=2]


Former Virginia Tech basketball star Allan Bristow has a new job.
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[VO-NAT]

Bristow has been named general manager of the N-B-A's New Orleans Hornets, moving up after a season as assistant G-M to Bob Bass. Bass is retiring this month. Bristow has a history with the Hornets. He was their head coach for five years between 1990 and 1996 -- and vice president of basketball operation for another year. Bristow will now handle day-to-day operations and oversee personnel decisions.
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[S-Combs]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-167 1:38:50]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]
[ENG#=4]


One of the ACC's top defensive lineman of the mid 90's has now returned to his roots.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


Former Duke star defensive end and former Patrick henry standout Chris Combs has retired form the NFL and he has been named the strength and conditioning coach for the Blue Devils. After playing at Duke, Combs played for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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[S-Open]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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The 104th U.S. Open first round was stopped due to rain at 7:40 this evening and will resume tomorrow morning at seven.
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Jay Haas and Shigeki Maruyama (shih-GEH'-kee mah-roo-YAH'-mah) remain a top the leader board on the Long Island par 70 golf course at the U-S Open. Haas and Maruyama each shot a 4-under-par 66 today and, no one was able to catch them.

Tiger Woods finished with a first round two over 72.
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The Detroit Pistons celebrated their NBA title today with a parade.
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They were dancing in the streets of downtown Detroit this afternoon, as Ben Wallace, and the rest of the "Bad Boys II" delighted the crowd. Big Ben carried the trophy with pride as fans by the thousands and marching bands strutted their stuff. The team spoke to their dedicated faithful as well.
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Blacksburg's Lyric Theatre is getting some major improvements.
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Crews will be updating the stage lighting for live performances. In the past, the theater's had to rent lighting equipment for its shows. Improvements will also be made to the theater screen. It will be moved and reconfigured, making the picture crisper for the movie going public. The renovations will cost about 70-thousand dollars. The theater will close on Friday June 25th and re-open Friday July 2nd.
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