[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Myranda]

Coming up on News 7,
More details on a church carnival that left 18-children with carbon monoxide poisoning.
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]

And some churches across the Commonwealth join a NATIONAL prayer chain to ban gay marriage.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
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Tonight in sports, extra holes were required to settle the Roanoke Valley Match Play Championship, and
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[VO-NAT]


we'll check in with Lee Suggs as he gets set for Browns training camp at the end of the month.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Brent]
[SS=None]

The unsettled weather continues, with isolated storms this evening. A look at where they are with Skytracker 7, plus how long with the stormy pattern last? The details coming up in the 7-Day Planner. [Video-Open]
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[TAPE#=Video Open]
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[SOT 5:27:47]
[IN Q=We've been working]

((FALWELL: WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR ABOUT SIX MONTHS, ABOUT SIX MONTHS, BUT WE'VE SEEN THIS COMING FOR A LONG TIME.))
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[OUT Q=for a long time]
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[VO-NAT :08]

Churches in Virginia and across the country preach on the family and in support of a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
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[SOT 5:38:23]
[IN Q=It's sad that in the]

((COREY HIDLEBAUGH: IT'S SAD THAT IN THE UNITED STATES OUR CHURCHES HAVE TO BE FOCUSING ON POLITICS INSTEAD OF THE GOSPEL.))
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[OUT Q=instead of the Gospel]
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[Marriage-Sunday]


[ANCHOR=Myranda]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-26 TC-35:04]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 6]
[ENG#=4]


The issue of gay marriage has sparked fierce debate across the Commonwealth. Today thousands of churches nationwide addressed the issue including one in Lynchburg. Jennifer Wishon reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; : ]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Thomas Road Baptist Church; : ]
[SUPER=01-Mel White/Soulforce Inc.; : ]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; : ]
[SUPER=01-Corey Hidlebaugh/Gay Rights Activist; : ]
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[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Lynchburg;]



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[SOT 29:01:51]

((CHOIR: SINGING PRAISE, SINGING...))
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Churches across America sung praise in different ways Sunday, but at many of them, the message was the same.
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[SOT 5:30:46]
[IN Q=The only way to]

((FALWELL: THE ONLY WAY TO GUARANTEE TO OUR CHILDREN AND CHILDREN'S CHILDREN THAT THE FAMILY IS SECURE IN AMERICA IS A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.))
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[OUT Q=a constitutional amendment]

Reverend Jerry Falwell of Thomas Road Baptist Church and about 40 other ministers nationwide organized "Protect Marriage Sunday." A reported 30,000 churches participated and geared their messages around marriage and family. It's all in an effort to support a constitutional amendment proposed by President Bush earlier this year. One that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
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[SOT 5:28:00]
[IN Q=It was last year]

((FALWELL: IT WAS LAST YEAR THAT THE US SUPREME COURT GAVE CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTION TO HOMOSEXUAL SODOMY AND WE SAW INSTANTLY THE NEXT STEP IS SAME SEX MARRIAGE AND SO WE BEGAN MEETING THEN.))
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[OUT Q=began meeting then]

But gay rights activists, who attended services at Thomas Road Sunday, say gay marriage is about civil rights - not religion.
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[SOT 5:41:49]
[IN Q=My partner of 23 years]

((MEL WHITE: MY PARTNER OF 23 YEARS - I CAN'T EVEN CHOOSE THE PLACE HE'S BURIED. I CAN'T EVEN GET TO HIM WHEN HE'S IN THE HOSPITAL BECAUSE I'M NEXT OF KIN, WE CAN'T ADOPT TOGETHER, IN VIRGINIA WE CAN'T EVEN OWN HOMES TOGETHER OR HAVE POWERS OF ATTORNEY TOGETHER.))
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[OUT Q=of attorney together]



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[SOT 5:46:30]
[IN Q=A senate vote]

((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: A SENATE VOTE ON THE AMENDMENT COULD COME AS SOON AS WEDNESDAY WHICH IS WHY MILLIONS OF PARISHIONERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE BEING ENCOURAGED TO CALL THEIR SENATORS MONDAY.))
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[OUT Q=their senators Monday]



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[SOT 5:40:15]
[IN Q=I will be calling]

((COREY HIDLEBAUGH: I WILL BE CALLING MY SENATORS INDEED, JUST LIKE JERRY SAID. I MIGHT NOT BE HAVING THE SAME WORDS THAT HE WOULD SAY TO THEM, BUT I'LL BE CALLING MY SENATORS AND I ALREADY HAVE.))
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[OUT Q=I already have]



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[SOT 5:29:05]
[IN Q=My educated guess]

((FALWELL: MY EDUCATED GUESS IS WE'LL HAVE A MAJORITY BUT NOT A TWO- THIRDS MAJORITY, BUT WE'LL HAVE ON RECORD THEN ALL THE NO VOTES AND ABSTENTIONS WHICH WE WILL TAKE TO THE PEOPLE TO HOPEFULLY REMOVE THESE GUYS FROM OFFICE.))
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[OUT Q=these guys from office.]

Falwell estimates it could take as many as four years to get the Constitution amended, but is willing to work on it as long as it takes. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Lynchburg.))

[D'ville-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Danville authorities are trying to determine what caused a fire that damaged a house overnight. Officials say the house in the 100-block of Winslow Street was engulfed in flames when they arrived, but was under control within 20-minutes. The house was vacant and there were no reported injuries.


[Carbon-Monoxide]


[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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[TAPE#=04-28 TC-22:05]
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[ENG#=1]

18 children needed treatment for carbon monoxide poisoning last night in one Franklin County community. It started with a carnival kickoff to vacation bible school. Intern reporter Lauren McKay has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Last Night; :00]
[SUPER=01-Amber Nance/Vacation Bible School Student; :25]
[SUPER=01-Renee Brown/Children's Choir Director; :51]
[SUPER=01-Melvin Harris/Pastor; 1:24 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=19-Lauren McKay/Reporting; 1:36]
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[OUTQ=McKay News 7, Franklin County.]

(( Each year Halesford Baptist Church kicks off their Vacation Bible School with a carnival. This year rain forced the event inside, which included four inflatable games. In the gym it was all fun and games until some children started complaining of headaches. That's when the chaperones knew something was wrong and decided to evacuate the building. Amber Nance was among the children who felt symptoms.
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[SOT - 14:41:31]
[IN Q=Me and my friends]

((14:41:31 Me and my friends were playing and all of a sudden everybody started screaming "get out get out go go go" and I was real scared, I had a headache))
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[OUT Q=weren't doing anything]
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[SOT - 14:41:56]
[INQ=I saw kids...]

((14:41:56 I saw kids on the floor and they were coughing and some of them weren't doing anything. 14:42:02))
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[OUTQ=weren't doing anything.]

Renee Brown, the Children's Choir Director was one of the organizers at the event who helped evacuate the building.
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[SOT - 14:30:10]
[IN Q=My first instinct]
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[OUT Q=them were comfortable.]

All told, eighteen children were transported to four local hospitals. The source of the illnesses was later linked to exhaust from a generator brought inside to inflate the games. After a night of clearing the air, the church was still able to hold all of its regular services Sunday morning.
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[SOT - 14:37:49]
[IN Q=We love our children]

((14:37:49 "We love our children and we do everything we can to protect them))
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[OUT Q=to protect them.]
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[SOT14:38:07 ]
[INQ=We take pride...]

((We take pride in what we do here, it's just an unfortunate incident that happened, we are going to get beyond it 14:38:14))
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[OUT Q=to get beyond it.]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Two children had to]

((14:46:55 Two children had to stay over night at local hospitals, but they have been released. All of the activities planned for vacation bible school here at Hillsford Baptist Church, will go on as scheduled. Lauren McKay News 7, Franklin County. 14:47:08))
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[OUT Q=News 7, Franklin County]))



[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Myranda]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]

Still to come on the newcast, families of soldiers visiting their loved ones in the middle east are evacuated after a threat of a terrorist attack...
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[VO-NAT]

and after months of training, we'll tell you how and why some national guardsmen serve with other units overseas.
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[1st-Wx]

[National-Guard]


[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Reservist and National Guard Troops from Virginia who've been called up for active duty are learning a lesson in cooperation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Galax/Yesterday;]

Major General Karol Kennedy says immediate action was required after September Eleventh. Not every reserve unit was ready for active duty and that's why men and women from different units across America were pulled together to man strategic locations. She says the 424th Transportation Company from Galax was no exception.
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[SOT 11:59:45]
[IN Q=That's what happened]

((KAROL KENNEDY: THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS UNIT. Some 120 SOLDIERS WENT TO 17 DIFFERENT UNITS AND SOMETIMES THEY GO AS INDIVIDUALS, SOMETIMES TWO OR THREE, AND SOMETIMES TEN OR TWENTY - IT JUST DEPENDS UPON THE NEED OF THE UNIT.))
[SUPER=01-Major Gen. Karol Kennedy/99th Regional Readiness Command;]
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[OUT Q=need of the unit]
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[VO-NAT]

Soldiers with the 424th say working with men and women from other units was not a problem.
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[SOT 12:08:34]
[IN Q=Everybody pretty much]

((SGT. THOMAS SLOAN: EVERYBODY PRETTY MUCH GETS THE SAME TRAINING SO WHEN ANYTHING HAPPENS EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT TO DO - IT'S JUST SITUATIONAL.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Thomas Sloan/424th Transportation Company;]
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[OUT Q=it's just situational]
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[VO-NAT]

Sergeant Sloan just returned from service in Iraq.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
[SS=none]

He says there are so many things that can happen in combat ... and experience is the best training.

[Bahrain-Families]


[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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[WRITER=myr]
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Terrorist threats have forced hundreds of families visiting soldiers in the Middle East to return to the U-S.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk;]

The first group arrived in Norfolk this weekend, after they were evacuated from Bahrain due to the risk of a terrorist attack against them. More than a thousand evacuees are expected to fly into Norfolk Naval Station over the next several days.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=it was just sad]

((IT WAS JUST SAD BECAUSE IT WAS SO UNEXPECTED, BUT WHEN WE WERE THERE WE DIDN'T FEEL AS THOUGH WE WERE UNDER ANY TYPE OF THREAT. WE FELT VERY SAFE AND SO WHEN IT DID HAPPEN IT WAS QUITE A SURPRISE.))
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[OUT Q=quite a surprise]
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[VO-NAT]

The Pentagon announced earlier this month it was withdrawing the families from Bahrain for at least 30-days. This is the first such mandatory evacuation from the longtime U-S ally, where the Navy's Fifth Fleet is based.
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[Liberty-Law]


[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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The purchase of the old Ericsson building in Lynchburg is giving Liberty University lots of room to grow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape;]

This Fall the building will become home to the university's new school of law. A dean and faculty are already in place and more than 50 students are now enrolled. Once the school year gets underway the university will focus on gaining accreditation from the American Bar Association.
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[SOT 5:35:39]
[IN Q=The ABA will not]

((JERRY FALWELL: THE ABA WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO APPLY FOR ACCREDITATION UNTIL YOU'VE BEEN IN EXISTENCE FOR ONE YEAR. YOU CANNOT BE ACCREDITED UNTIL YOU GRADUATE YOUR FIRST CLASS. SO WE ARE AT LEAST THREE YEARS AWAY FROM ACCREDITATION.))

[SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Liberty University;]
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[OUT Q=from acreditation]
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[VO-NAT]

The 900- thousand square foot building will eventually be home to Thomas Road Baptist Church, Lynchburg Christian Academy and a student center.
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[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Myranda]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]


Still ahead on the newscast, the unsettled pattern of showers and thunderstorms will continue into the work week. Brent will have your full forecast in a few minutes.
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[VO-NAT]

and students in the highlands tee up a new career under a unique community college program.
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[Health-Review]


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In health review -- West Nile is once again on the minds of local health officials.
And a Blacksburg medical school is hoping to become a leader in biomedical research. Joy Sutton has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Professor and researcher Beverly]
[SUPER=01-Beverly Rzigalinski/Professor & Researcher; :07]
[SUPER=01-James Mahaney/Professor & Researcher; :39]
[SUPER=01-Karen Saul/Environmental Health Supervisor; 1:02]
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[OUT Q=That's Health Review, I'm Joy Sutton.]

((
[TAPE#=504-01 40:45]


Professor and researcher Beverly Rzigalinki may have uncovered the fountain of youth.
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[SOT2:38:58]
[IN Q=This may be a pill that on can in a single dose]

((THIS MAY BE A PILL THAT ONE CAN TAKE IN A SINGLE DOSE AND EXTEND LIFE SPAN, KEEP A GOOD QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THAT LIFE SPAN. WE HOPE THAT I MAY PROVIDE SOME TREATMENT FOR ALZHEIMER'S PATIENTS))
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[OUT Q=for alzheimers]


Promoting research opportunities is one the main goals of the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. That's why the college recently added eight new research labs.
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[SOT2:27:46]
[IN Q=Having a strong research program]

((HAVING A STRONG RESEARCH PROGRAM IS VITAL TO ACTUALLY SEEING PROGRESS IN HUMAN DISORDER AND DISEASES. I'M REALLY THRILLED, I'M THRILLED TO BE A PART OF THIS))
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[OUT Q=part of this]


Plans are already in the works to add yet another building for research in the next couple of years.
[TAPE#=504-02 1:17:09]

In other news,
Health officials in the Roanoke Valley are cutting back on health and mosquito surveillance -- and focusing their efforts on community prevention to combat West Nile virus
[IN Q=We know west nile virus is here]

((KAREN SAUL/ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SUPERVISOR; WE KNOW WEST NILE VIRUS IS HERE AND IT'S GOING TO BE HERE. AND WHAT WE'D THOUGHT WE'D DO IS TRY TO PREVENT THE GREAT MAJORITY OF THE PUBLIC FROM GETTING THE ILLNESS. THEY WAY YOU CAN PREVENT THAT IS TRY TO PREVENT THE PEOPLE FROM GETTING MOSQUITO BITES AND PREVENT MOSQUITOS FROM BREEDING ))
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[OUT Q=prevent mosquitos from breeding]

Health officials say surveillance from past years shows that the mosquitos that tend to carry the virus are container type mosquitos. That means they breed in small amounts of water trapped in objects around the yard.
So far this year there have been no reported HUMAN cases of the West Nile virus in the state.
That's health review.))

[DLCC]


[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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[WRITER=rle]
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[ENG#=2]


Turf isn't the only thing growing in the golf world. In fact the industry desperately needs qualified workers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

As part of its hospitality management program, Dabney Lancaster Community College started a Golf Course Management course three years ago. It's the only program of its kind in the Virginia community college system. Students spend about half their time in the classroom and the other half getting into the swing of things at golf courses.
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[SOT - 2:50:50]
[IN Q=It's a growing industry...]

((RICHARD TEAFF/DABNEY LANCASTER PRESIDENT; IT'S A GROWING INDUSTRY, SO AS MORE PEOPLE FIND OUT ABOUT IT, THEY ARE ENTERING THE PROGRAM. AND WE HAVE STUDENTS WHO ARE TRADITIONAL AGE, RIGHT OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL, AND WE HAVE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE CHANGING CAREERS COMING IN THE PROGRAM AS WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Teaff/Dabney Lancaster President; ]
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[OUT Q=in the program as well.]
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[VO-NAT]

In fact one of the students starting a new career is former Lexington Schools Superintendent Nick Maschal (MAS-kuhl).

He says if not for the program, he would have started with crowded classes through the national and state golf associations.
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[SOT - 2:57:32]
[IN Q=I would have had to start...]

((NICK MASCHAL/GOLF MANAGEMENT STUDENT; I WOULD HAVE HAD TO START THERE, AND ELBOW MY WAY INTO THE PROGRAMS THAT ARE ALREADY IN EXISTENCE TO GET PAST ALL THE GROUPS OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN WORKING MANY YEARS AT THIS. BY BEING TRAINED THIS WAY AND WORKING WITH SOME TRUE PROFESSIONALS AND WATCHING THEM WORK IT'S GIVEN ME A LEG UP ON GIVING ME AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET IN ON THE GROUND FLOOR VERY QUICKLY))
[SUPER=01-Nick Maschal/Golf Management Student; ]
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[OUT Q=ground floor very quickly.]
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[VO-NAT]

So far the school has teamed up with the Homestead and the Lexington Golf and Country Club. School officials hope to add the Vista Links in Buena Vista and the Greenbrier to that list soon.
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[Sports tease]


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Coming up, an update on the Tropicana 400 in Chicago, Lee Suggs is ready to start in Cleveland, and
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[VO-NAT]


Chris Clemons wins the Roanoke Valley Match Play Championship.
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[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=twe]
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[ENG#=1]


The Roanoke Valley Match Play Championship was down to just two this afternoon--Chris Clemens and Cam Young. And 18 holes wasn't enough to settle the issue.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]


The two were all square after Young won the 18th.
On the second extra hole, check out Clemens from just off the green. The pretty chip snuggles up close. He would tap that in and move to the next tee.
Finally on the 22nd hole of the afternoon, Young lipped out this 6 footer and Clemens survived to claim the trophy.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Chris Clemens/Roanoke Valley Match Play Champ; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cam Young/Finished 2nd; :16]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=won the match with his short game."]
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[S-Race]


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[WRITER=twe]
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[ENG#=]


The second half of the Nascar season is officially underway. The Nextel Cup drivers are in the closing stages of the Tropicana 400 at the Chicagoland Speedway. With about 40 laps to go Jeremy Mayfield leads the way in a race that featured a confrontation between the crews of Kasey Kahne and Tony Stewart. Highlights and comments from the winner are on the way at 11.


[S-Suggs]


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[GRAPHIC=Cleveland Browns]
[ENG#=2]


The Cleveland Browns open training camp two weeks from this Friday, and what a difference a year makes for Lee Suggs. Following a torn ACL he suffered at Tech and a shoulder injury, Suggs didn't even practice with the Browns until halfway thru last season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/Last Season; :00]


But thanks to William Green's off the field problems, Suggs was given a chance to perform in the final two games and didn't disappoint. Now he's the man in the Cleveland backfield entering camp.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Lee Suggs/Cleveland Browns Starting Tailback; :03]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=it's paying off."]
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[VO-NAT]


Suggs will take his cues from a new signal caller this season. With the departure of Tim Couch, Jeff Garcia takes over the quarterbacking duties with the Browns.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=ride with him."]
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-168 TC13636]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]
[ENG#=3]


To the diamond where the Atlanta Braves picked up a little more ground on the NL East leading Phillies on the last day before the All Star break.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/TBS; :00]


The Braves used the long ball to get things done in a 4-run sixth inning.
First J-D Drew went yard off of Randy Wolf, for his 21st dinger of the season.
[SUPER=35-Atlanta/6/Philadelphia/4/;]

The ageless wonder, Julio Franco then rocked Wolf for a 3 run shot as the Braves beat the Phillies 6 to 4.
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[S-Griffey]


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[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-174 TC4954]
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[ENG#=4]


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


More baseball news. Just when you thought Ken Griffey, Junior had turned the corner, he's back on the DL. Last night in Milwaukee, Griffey came up lame on this fly ball. An MRI today revealed a partially torn right hamstring. That means that Griffey will now miss the All Star game and tomorrow night's Homerun Derby in Houston.
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[S-Tour]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-170 TC13550]
[GRAPHIC=Tour de France]
[ENG#=1]


Lance Armstrong played things conservatively again in today's 8th stage of the Tour de France.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Quimper, France/OLN; :00]


Rain dominated the 104 mile stage in western France. Armstrong finished 33rd and is still 6th overall, 9 and a half minutes behind the leader Thomas Voeckler.
Norway's Thor Hushovd won the stage. Tomorrow is the first of two well deserved days off for the cyclists for so(------------) me rest and relaxation before the mountain stages.