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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

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Coming up on News 7-
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There is nothing sweet about this big blossom in Blacksburg. We'll have reaction from visitors to the "corpse plant". Plus, Kobe's accuser may have cold feet. What that could mean for the case. And the hurricane's gone. Now vacationers in North Carolina have one day to follow in its footsteps.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

News 7 is next.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[VO-NAT]


A rare plant at Virginia Tech begins to bloom and it's enough to make you sick.
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[SOT 9:05]
[IN Q=We've already had]

((SCOTT RAPIER/GREENHOUSE MANAGER: WE'VE ALREADY HAD A FELLOW COME IN HERE AND TAKE A SWIG OF SODA AND GET A WAVE OF THE ODOR COME THROUGH AND NEARLY REMOVE THE SODA FROM HIMSELF.))
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[OUT Q=soda from himself]
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[Tech-Plant]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=04-19 1:49:00]
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The word around Blacksburg tonight is, what's that smell?
The flower known as the corpse plant began blooming today and the odor is so dreadful it can be picked up several blocks away.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin/BAM;]
[GRAPHIC=Raising a Stink in BAM]


Justin McLeod went to Virginia Tech tonight to see it for himself. So Justin how bad is it?
Shannon, let's just say it lives up to its name.
[LIVE=Justin Full/BAM]
[SUPER=@Justin1;]


This is a plant that blooms once in a blue moon.
As a result, it's drawing a big crowd and raising quite a stink.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Scott Rapier/Virginia Tech's Dept. of Horticulture; :27]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=TALK OF TOWN]

((NAT SOUND OF PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT THE PLANT BUT COVER WITH VIDEO OUTSIDE OF THE GREENHOUSE))
Here in this greenhouse you will find the most god awful smell.
[SOT 16:42]
[IN Q=I smelled it as]

((ANDY McINTOSH: I SMELLED IT AS SOON WE WALKED IN THE DOOR.))
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[OUT Q=in the door]


But when you ask people to describe the smell you get all kinds of responses.
[SOT 5:52; 10:45; 12:27; 13:56; 15:18]
[IN Q=It smelled like]

((NAOMI ORNDORFF: IT SMELLED LIKE DEAD ANIMAL.)) ((CAMEN SKELTON: I THINK IT SMELLS LIKE DEAD FISH.)) ((VICKI ARBUCKLE: IT SMELLS LIKE SOMETHING A LITTLE BIT ROTTEN.)) ((CINDY SHOCKLEY: DEAD POTATOES.)) ((SWAMY SIDDARAMAPPA: THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION.))
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[OUT Q=GOOD QUESTION]


But there's no question what's causing it.
[SOT 7:02]
[IN Q=This is a]

((SCOTT RAPIER/VIRGINIA TECH DEPARTMENT OF HORTICULTURE: THIS IS AN AMORPHOPHALLUS TITANUM. IT'S COMMONLY KNOWN AS EITHER A-TITANUM OR CORPSE PLANT.))
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[OUT Q=OR CORPSE PLANT]


By now you know what it's called but you probably not why.
[SOT 7:16]
[IN Q=It omits]

((SCOTT RAPIER: IT OMITS AN INCREDIBLY STRONG CARION LIKE ODOR TO ATTRACT THE POLLINATORS WHICH ARE SWEAT BEES, CARION BEETLES, AND FLESH FLIES.))
[Runs=06]
[OUT Q=and flesh flies]


Ok, the so explanation may not be impressive but here is something that is.
The plant is so rare fewer than 30 have bloomed in this country in the last 30 years and if you want to see it you must go quickly.
[SOT 7:23]
[IN Q=The bloom itself]

((SCOTT RAPIER: THE BLOOM ITSELF DOES NOT LAST VERY LONG. IT IS ONLY GOING TO BE OPEN FOR A MAXIUM OF THREE DAYS AND PROBABLY NOT THAT LONG AT ALL.))
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[OUT Q=LONG AT ALL]


Some who have already seen the plant say it is well worth it despite the stench.
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[IN Q=I thought we would]

((CINDY SCHOKLEY: I THOUGHT WE WOULD HAVE DEAD BODIES AROUND HERE BUT IT'S NOT SO BAD.))
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[OUT Q=not so bad]


Others would rather turn their nose up at it.
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[IN Q=I wanted to]

((ANDY McINTOSH: IT'S A WILD BEAST.)) ((NAOMI ORNDORFF: I WANTED TO WALK AWAY AND STAND BACK JUST SO I WOULDN'T SMELL IT ANYMORE.)) ((SWAMY SIDDARAMAPPA: IT'S TALK OF TECH AT LEAST IF NOT TALK OF TOWN.))
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[OUT Q=TALK OF TOWN]
[LIVE=Justin Full/BAM]


It will be the talk of the town for at least the next twenty four hours and you can see it for yourself by visiting the Virginia Tech campus.
The greenhouse will be open to the public tomorrow from eight until four.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin/BAM;]


Shannon, it is located on Washington Street and we understand the smell began reaching its peak just a little over a hour ago.

[MeadWestvaco]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington/File Tape;]

Meantime, MeadWestvaco will cut up to 80 salaried jobs at its Covington mill by the end of next year. It's part of a company-wide effort to reduce the workforce by one thousand jobs. About 14-hundred people work at the Covington mill.
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[Bedford-Fatal]


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State police a driver who ran a stop sign was responsible for a fatal traffic accident in eastern Bedford County. It took to the life of 54 year old Donald Driskill of Lynchburg. Police say Driskill was driving on route 221 when his car was struck at Bryant Road, pushing it into an oncoming pickup truck. Investigators say Ronald Tubbs of Lynchburg drove the vehicle that ran the stop sign, and charges are pending.


[Alex]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The vacation is over for tourists visiting Ocracoke Island.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Outer Banks, NC]

North Carolina Governor, Mike Easley, announced a mandatory evacuation for visitors after touring the island. The evacuation, starting at 6 am tomorrow morning, will make it easier for repairs to be made.
Easley says flooding from Hurricane Alex heavily damaged at least 300 cars owned by tourists. So-the state plans to use school buses to get the tourists onto ferries-the only way off the island.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Shannon tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm]

[MCU] Standing Position #2


[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP
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[LeTourneau]


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The former grade school lover of a former Washington state teacher is challenging a court order that bars her from contacting him.
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[VO-NAT :24]
[SUPER=03-Purdy, WA;]

Mary Kay Letourneau was released from prison early this morning after serving seven-and-a-half years for child rape.

The former student, now 21 years old, has two daughters with Letourneau. As a condition of her release, the 42-year-old can't contact Vili Fualaau (VEE'-lee fool-OW). But Fualaau's attorney has filed a motion to vacate the no-contact order. Some who've been following the case say the order should be lifted.
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[IN Q=But I kinda feel like...]
[SUPER=01-Debi Bender/Purdy Resident;]

((DEBI BENDER/PURDY RESIDENT: BUT I KINDA FEEL LIKE SHE DID HER TIME, LEAVE HER ALONE. BESIDES, THOSE OF US WHO HAVE LIVED NEARBY, ARE SICK ANDN TIRED OF IT.))
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[OUT Q=sick and tired of it.]
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[VO-NAT :10]

Both parties have said they want to be together again even if only to discuss their daughters' future. A spokesman says the prosecutor's office is reviewing the motion.
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[Kobe]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=bda]
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More than 13 months after Kobe Bryant was charged with rape, his accuser may now decide not to testify.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Golden, CO;]

The woman is talking with prosecutors about whether to continue with the case, this after a court reporter accidentally e-mailed transcripts from a closed hearing to the media. In that hearing, the defense claimed the woman had multiple sex partners just two days before and 15 hours after her encounter with Bryant .. and all before she had a medical exam. The judge has since ruled that the accuser's sex life can be used as evidence. A decision on whether to continue with criminal charges is expected within a week to ten days.
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[England]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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Prosecutors are trying to depict Army Private Lynndie England as an exhibitionist who did not follow orders.
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[VO-NAT :33]
[SUPER=03-Ft. Bragg, NC;]

England is charged with prisoner abuse at the Abu Ghraib (grayb) prison in Iraq. Her military hearing is under way in North Carolina. Today's testimony came from members of her own unit about other incidents. One supervisor said England had to be given verbal and written orders to sleep in her own bed, not that of boyfriend Charles Graner. Another testified about a topless frolic on Virginia Beach before the unit went to Iraq. He said he found out later that England had posed for a topless photo next to him while he'd been sleeping in a hotel room. England faces up to 38 years in prison if convicted on all charges.
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[Guantanamo]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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[WRITER=syo]
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The military is trying to determine whether prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba should be held as "enemy combatants" or be released. But a majority of the first detainees set to testify have refused. Teri Okita reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=As human rights groups continue...]
[SUPER=01-Gordon England/Navy Secretary;:17]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting;1:11]
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((AS HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS CONTINUE TO CALL THE GUANTANAMO MILITARY TRIBUNALS A SHAM...FOUR DETAINEES HAVE REFUSED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROCESS. BUT NAVY SECRETARY GORDON ENGLAND, WHO VISITED THE MILITARY PRISON WEDNESDAY, CALLED THE PROCESS JUST.

(SOT: Gordon England/Navy Secretary) 17:11:32 It's a very professional

process. The detainee has ability to speak, someone to assist them.
TRACK: THE TRIBUNALS STARTED FRIDAY, ORDERED BY THE U-S SUPREME COURT, WHICH SAID PRISONERS HAVE A RIGHT TO CHALLENGE THEIR DETENTION. THE PANELS ARE REVIEWING THE CASES OF HUNDREDS OF PRISONERS ACCUSED OF BEING LINKED TO AL QAEDA OR THE TALIBAN.
TRACK: THREE FORMER BRITISH PRISONERS SAY LIFE INSIDE GUANTANAMO WAS BRUTAL. IN A REPORT ISSUED BY THEIR LAWYERS, THE MEN SAY GUARDS STRIPPED THEM, SHAVED THEM AND THREW THEIR COPIES OF THE KORAN INTO THE TOILET. AND THEY SAY THEY SHARED THEIR CELLS WITH SCORPIONS AND SNAKES. MILITARY OFFICIALS CONDEMN ANY ABUSE AND SAY THEY HAVE GONE TO GREAT LENGTHS TO KEEP IT FROM HAPPENING.

(SOT: Gordon England/Navy Secretary 17:15:30 we are at war and it's also

a war of propaganda and i'm suspicious frankly)
TRACK: THERE ARE ABOUT 585 PRISONERS BEING KEPT AT GUANTANAMO, ALL AS ENEMY COMBATANTS, MANY FOR YEARS. HAD THEY BEEN HELD AS PRISONERS OF WAR UNDER THE GENEVA CONVENTION, THEY WOULD HAVE HAD MORE LEGAL RIGHTS...AND THE ABILITY TO APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE MUCH SOONER. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS.))




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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Virginia schools owe gamblers plenty of thanks. Still ahead, the state lottery pulls in record numbers.
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[VO-NAT]

But the numbers don't look good for rescue squads about to lose their United Way funding.
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[Sports-preview]


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[IN Q=]
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[OUT Q=in sports."]

((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the Hokies sweat it out on the first day of practice in Blacksburg, Jim Hickam is back where he's most comfortable--as captain of the Northside ship, and Quincy Carter gets the axe from the Cowboys. We'll beat the buzzer coming up in sports.))

[Squad-Funding]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Campbell County residents may soon have to start paying for that ride to the hospital in a volunteer rescue squad ambulance.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


That's just one of the options being considered now that United Way of Central Virginia is phasing out its funding for three local rescue squads.
The United Way says it hopes to encourage the squads to become more self-sufficient.. and that most patients' insurance can cover the cost of an ambulance ride.
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[SOT 13:32:46]
[IN Q=Our volunteers are]

((ERIC AFT/UNITED WAY PRESIDENT: OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE COMMITTED TO WORKING WITH THE SQUAD TO HELP THEM TO GET OTHER FUNDING SOURCES, LOOK AT OTHER WAYS TO GET DOLLARS IF THEY'RE NEEDED. BUT AGAIN WE WANT THEM AND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO EXPLORE THE OPPORTUNITY THERE IS FOR REIMBURSEMENT THROUGH INSURANCE.))
[SUPER=01-Eric Aft/United Way President]
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[OUT Q=reimbursement through insurance.]
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[VO-NAT]


Rescue officials say billing for transportation is just one option they might consider.
Such a change would have to be approved by the county's board of supervisors.
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[Civil-Rights]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[TAPE#=504-02 1:34:56]
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This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, and the Library of Congress is working to remember what led to its creation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The Voices of Civil Rights bus travelled to Richmond today for its first stop on a 35 city, 70-day tour.
The aim of the trip is to gather personal stories about segregation and to create the world's largest archive of the civil rights movement.
John Marshall, the son of former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, marked the event by reciting a line from his father's last public speech.
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[SOT 10:34:13]
[IN Q=TAKE A CHANCE, WON'T YOU]

((JOHN MARSHALL/VA PUBLIC SAFETY SECRETARY: TAKE A CHANCE WON'T YOU KNOCK DOWN THE FENCES THAT DIVIDE, TEAR APART THE WALLS THAT IMPRISON, REACH OUT FOR FREEDOM LIES JUST ON THE OTHER SIDE.))
[SUPER=01-John Marshall/Virginia Secretary of Public Safety]
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[OUT Q=LIES JUST ON THE OTHER SIDE.]
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[VO-NAT]


The next stop on the bus tour is North Carolina.
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[VA-Lottery]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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Virginia's public schools have hit the jackpot.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The Virginia Lottery just completed a record-shattering year by earning 408 million dollars in profits.
By law, that money goes to the state's public schools.
Lottery officials attribute the record sales to the success of Mega Millions which had four very large jackpots in the last year.
And to the increased popularity of scratch tickets.
This is the first year that lottery profits topped the 400-million dollar mark.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]
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Deputies arrive, a girlfriend escapes, and a shot is fired. Still ahead, a deadly ending in Henry County.
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[VO-NAT]

But a much happier ending when rescuers free a curious puppy from its own curiosity.
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[Commercial]

[Henry-Standoff]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Henry County authorities say a man took his own life when they arrived at a domestic disturbance around 1 o'clock today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

Deputies say 40 year old William Phillip Craddock held his girlfriend hostage for a half hour at his home on Airport Road. She was able to dial 9-1-1, and dispatchers heard a scuffle. The woman escaped when deputies arrived at the home, and shortly after one shot was fired inside the home. After trying to establish contact in the home, a tactical team stormed the house and found Craddock dead from a gunshot wound. Authorities say his girlfriend suffered bruises to her neck and head from the altercation.
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[Cawthorne]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-25 59:49]
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A grand jury in Lynchburg will consider a felony drug charge against a man accused of running a mobile meth lab.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./April 8th]


38-year-old Barney Cawthorne was arrested in April when a state trooper pulled him over for a faulty inspection sticker.
Police discovered what they say were the makings of a drug lab inside Cawthorne's car.. a hazardous materials team was called in to remove several volatile chemicals.
Cawthorne was found guilty of four motor vehicle charges today.. a grand jury could indict him next month on a charge of manufacturing of a controlled substance.
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[Tech-Alarms]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-20 1:52:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

Virginia Tech says it's working to improve fire safety on campus.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

More than a dozen buildings are currently without fire alarms, or smoke detectors. That's because fire alarms weren't required when the buildings were built. But, the university is working to change that. This Spring, Tech installed fire alarm systems in three of its main buildings, including McBryde and Burruss Hall.
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[SOT 4331]
[IN Q=three projects to]

((MARK OWCZARSKI/VIRGINIA TECH NEWS & INFO DIRECTOR: THREE PROJECTS TO INSTALL STATE OF THE ART FIRE DETECTION, FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS COST 1.35 MILLION DOLLARS, SO IT IS A SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT, BUT IT'S AN INVESTMENT WORTH MAKING.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Owczarski/Virginia Tech ;]
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[OUT Q=worth making]
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[VO-NAT]

And in October, the state passed a law requiring that ALL Virginia colleges and universities conduct mandatory fire drills. Tech officials say they will begin doing just that this Fall.
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[S-Extra]


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[ENG#=APRISA]


Coming up, the Hokies brave the heat on the first day of practice, Jim Hickam is set to write another chapter at Northside, and Quincy Carter is cut by the Cowboys, but first our extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cologne, Germany/ESPN; :00]


a day after losing an exhibition to Italy, the USA basketball team was nearly upset today by Germany. Only Allen Iverson's running three pointer from near midcourt at the buzzer saved the NBA stars who won it 80 to 77. The US will play its first game in Athens on August 15th to begin its quest for a 4th straight gold medal.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
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[ENG#=1]


With Marcus Vick nowhere in sight - the Virginia Tech Hokies opened football practice for the 2004 season this afternoon. Mike Stevens has more on the opening day in Blacksburg for the 105 players in attendance.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/Virginia Tech Starting Quarterback; :14]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/18th Season at Virginia Tech; :43]
[SUPER=01-Cory Holt/VT Freshman Quarterback; 1:28]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:53]
[RUNS=2:02]
[OUT Q=News 7 Sports."]
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[S-Vikings]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[ENG#=2]


The start of high school practice can mean only one thing at Northside--that Jim Hickam is back on the sidelines.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


Hickam is in his 30th season with the Vikings. Two years ago, his team was unbeaten in the regular season, but last year they finished with a record of just 1 and 9.
Hickam says this year's squad has no plans of duplicating that penthouse to the outhouse performance.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Jim Hickam/30th Season as Northside Head Coach; :09]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=...way you do it."]
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[vo nat con't] Hickam has written the book on longevity for coaches in the Roanoke Valley. This is his 40th year of coaching. At the age of 63 - he says at this time he has no intention of hanging up the whistle although Joel Hicks and Willis White recently did.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=YOU KNOW...]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=...I wanna keep doing it."]
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[S-Quincy]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
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[ENG#=3]


Quincy Carter led the Dallas Cowboys to ten wins last season as the starting quarterback. But tonight, Carter is no longer with the team, released today after
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]


team and league sources revealed that Carter failed a club admininstered drug test. That leaves 40 year old Vinny Testaverde and Drew Henson as the top two quarterbacks on the Dallas depth chart.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bill Parcells/Cowboys Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=but that's it, we're going."]
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[S-Nascar]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=twe]
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[GRAPHIC=Busch Series]
[ENG#=]


NASCAR will hold a Busch Series race in Mexico City next season, marking the first time a points race has been held outside the U.S. The race will be held next spring on a road course that now hosts Champ Car events. The series will also return to the road course in Watkins Glen after a three-year absence. The entire schedule for the Busch series is expected to be released tomorrow.

[Puppy-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=bda]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

It is home sweet home tonight for a curious pup in California.
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[SOT :41 - :45]
[IN Q=I got him]

((I got him...here he comes...there we go...ohhh!))
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=there we go...ohhh!]
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After sneaking out of its pen earlier today, the puppy crawled under a fence and fell into an irrigation ditch. The puppy's owner called the California Department of Forestry for help. Although they're probably not trained in puppy rescue, the CDF successfully removed the dog from the water.
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