[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
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[ENG#=]


A tax break may be on the way for you. What to expect .
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[VO-NAT]


It's a cut in pay these people are rallying against. New overtime laws put protestors into overdrive.
And what a Monday for the driver of this wreck... details next.
Plus it's lights cameras and action in Bedford.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=VidOpen]



[ENG#=2]
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[VO-NAT]


More money in Virginia's bank account may turn into more in the bank accounts of taxpayers.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]



[Warner-surplus]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=504-04 TC1:51:57]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]
[ENG#=3]


It took three years, but Virginia is finally in the black.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Governor Mark Warner delivered the news this morning to the General Assembly's money committees.
Warner said the surplus means that an increase in each taxpayer's personal exemption will take effect one year earlier than scheduled.
The state ended the fiscal year with a nearly 324-million dollar surplus.
Some Republicans say the extra money shows that the recently passed tax increases were not necessary.
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[SOT 14:21:55]
[IN Q=I FEEL MORE LIKE TOLD-YOU-SO]

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: I FEEL MORE LIKE TOLD YOU SO. THE HOUSE PLAN THAT WE PASSED AT THE END OF THE SESSION HAD SOME INCREASES IN IT THAT WOULD HAVE RAISED ABOUT 600 MILLION DOLLARS. WITH THE SURPLUS WE WOULD BE RIGHT CLOSE TO A BILLION DOLLARS. THAT'S MORE THAN I THINK WE NEEDED IN A SINGLE YEAR.))
[SUPER=@Griffith]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=WE NEEDED IN A SINGLE YEAR.]
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[VO-NAT]


Warner was unapologetic about the need for one-point-four billion dollars in additional taxes.
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[Overtime-Rules]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


Some Americans will see bigger paychecks beginning today.. while others will find their pay is shrinking- all thanks to new overtime rules that took effect today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


James Ware is a sous chef at a big hotel. He worries about overtime rules.
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[SOT 09]

((JAMES WARE/CHEF, WASHINGTON DC; IF I DIDN'T HAVE THE OVERTIME, MY INCOME WOULD BE CUT BY AT LEAST A QUARTER OR BETTER.))
[SUPER=01-James Ware/Chef, Washington DC]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=a quarter or better.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Labor Department says the old rules were outdated and the new rules will guarantee overtime wage protection to all hourly workers and anyone earning no more than 23 thousand 660 dollars a year.
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[SOT 45]

((VICTORIA LIPNIC/ASST. SECRETARY OF LABOR: THAT WILL RESULT IN ANOTHER 1.3 MILLION PEOPLE GETTING OVERTIME WHO DON'T HAVE IT TODAY AND WE ALSO THINK THAT WILL STRENGTHEN OVERTIME PROTECTION FOR ANOTHER 6.7 MILLION PEOPLE. ))
[SUPER=01-Victoria Lipnic/Asst. Secretary of Labor;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=another 6. 7 million people.]
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[vo-nat]
While labor officials predict that almost no one earning less than 100 thousand dollars a year will lose their overtime- The rules also specify that regardless of annual pay, most blue collar workers, like plumbers and carpenters .. along with police and firefighters are guaranteed overtime pay.
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[Rally-overtime]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


While the government says the new rules are needed.... many non union workers came out to protest in Washington.
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[SOT 15:27:44]
[IN Q=Hey.. hey]

((HEY, HEY WHAT DO YOU SAY WE DON'T WANT A CUT IN PAY.))
[Super=03-Washington, DC;]
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=WANT A CUT IN PAY!]
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[VO-NAT]


These folks rallied outside the Labor Department saying the new rules unfairly hit the middle Class.
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[Nader-Ballot]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-32 TC18:56]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=2]


Ralph Nader may appear on Virginia's Presidential ballot afterall.
Today, the state attorney general said the Board of Elections must accept petitions submitted by Nader's campaign.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Friday]


On Friday, the Board of Elections rejected those petitions.
Officials said they failed to meet state requirements because they were improperly sorted.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


But today Attorney General Jerry Kilgore told the board to reverse course.
Kilgore says there is no evidence that the sorting rule was ever approved by the board so it can not be enforced.

[Ads-Bush]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=bda]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]
[ENG#=3]

Meanwhile, President Bush took his firmest stand yet today against political ads that attack John Kerry's war service.

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[VO-NAT]

The ad is funded by Swift Boat Veterans for Truth-- an outside, unregulated group. It features several of Kerry's fellow veterans claiming he lied about his military record.
[SUPER=03-Crawford, TX;]

After repeated complaints from Democrats, the President took a stand against that ad, among others.
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[SOT :24 - :27]
[IN Q=I'm disappointed]

((I'M DISAPPOINTED WITH ALL THOSE KINDS OF ADS.))
[RUNS=03]
[OUT Q=kinds of ads.]
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[VO-NAT]

But the President stopped short of denouncing the ad's sponsor and did not publicly ask the group to pull the ad. Although the Bush camp is NOT paying for the ads, the Kerry campaign believes they are connected.
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[SOT 1:14 - 1:22]
[IN Q=They were intended]

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/(D) VICE PRES. CANDIDATE; THEY WERE INTENDED TO ATTACK THE CHARACTER OF JOHN KERRY... IN FACT, THEY'VE SHOWN US SOMETHING ABOUT THE CHARACTER OF GEORGE W. BUSH.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Vice Presidential Candidate]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=of George W. Bush.]
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[VO-NAT]

Kerry has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission, while President Bush says it's time to look to the future. The Swift Boat veterans say they will not pull the controversial ad off the air. A new ad from the group will begin airing tomorrow.
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[Franklin-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-29 TC45:33]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]
[ENG#=4]

State police are trying to determine what caused a truck driver to crash through a house in Franklin County.
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[VO-NAT :25]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

Charles Timothy Argabright was westbound on Route 40 near Rocky Mount at about 1:30 when his tractor trailer and load of crushed cars went off the road at the intersection with Golden View Road. The truck took out a telephone pole before flipping and careening into a vacant house, knocking it off its foundation.
A witness says he thinks Argabright was trying to avoid hitting a pickup truck that pulled out in front of him.
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[SOT AT :25]
[IN Q=For some reason we don't know...]

((TROOPER TIM HARRIS/VA STATE POLICE: FOR SOME REASON WE DON'T KNOW, MADE AN EVASIVE ACTION TO THE RIGHT, OVERTURNED AT LEAST ONE AND A HALF TIMES.))
[SUPER=01-Trooper Tim Harris/State Police;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=at least one and a half times.]
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[VO NAT :10] Argabright, who drives for C.D. Thomason out of Bedford, was taken to a hospital Rocky Mount and then flown to Roanoke. He's listed in good condition.
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[Werewolf-Movie]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-22 TC1:49:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]

It isn't a Hollywood blockbuster, but a traditional horror movie is being filmed right here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Jenn/BAM;]

Jennifer Wishon is here to tell us more. Jean, Richmond based Stormcatcher Films is working on its latest tale of a wolf terrorizing the Appalachian Trail.
[LIVE=Jenn/FULL]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1;]

The film's director says he didn't have to look far to find the perfect setting.
[ENG#=1]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=While residents along the]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Paul Moore/"Wolfsbane" Writer and Director; :22 ]
[SUPER=01-Scot Tanner/"Wolfsbane" Producer; :40 ]
[SUPER=01-Todd Gilpin/"Wolfsbane" Production; 1:01 ]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=a clever way with silver]

((While residents along the Blue Ridge Parkway sleep - a film crew is creating a tale about a werewolf prowling deep in the woods. ((QUICK NATS OF PRODUCTION PEOPLE)) Stormcatcher films has been making its way along the Parkway filming it's latest horror, "Wolfsbane." A story about park rangers working to evacuate a mountain after discovering a wild, rabid animal.
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[SOT 19:33:13]
[IN Q=Simultaniously, we have a]

((PAUL MOORE: SIMULTANEOUSLY, WE HAVE A GROUP OF YOUNG PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE HIKING ON A YEARLY VACATION THAT THEY TAKE AND BOTH OF THESE GROUPS COLLIDE WHEN THEY ENCOUNTER A CREATURE THEY BELIEVE TO BE THIS ANIMAL.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=be this animal]

The crew is filming the 90- minute movie in just three weeks- making stops near the Peaks of Otter and Explore Park.


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[SOT 19:30:27]
[IN Q=Our movie is a special]

((SCOT TANNER: OUR MOVIE IS A SPECIAL EFFECTS NIGHTMARE IN THAT WE HAVE SO MANY THINGS GOING ON WITH THE MONSTERS SO IT TAKES A LOT OF TIME TO SET UP THE SHOTS SO WE'RE CRAMMING A LOT. OUR CREW WORKS REALLY HARD HOURS.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=really hard hours]

And because most of the scenes occur at night- crews have to lug generators, heavy lights and cameras deep into the woods.
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[SOT 19:45:00]
[IN Q=Every day is a ]

((TODD GILPIN: EVERY DAY IS A DIFFERENT SITUATION, A DIFFERENT ADVENTURE. YOU FIND YOURSELF OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF A RODADENDRUM GROVE OR ON TOP OF A MOUNTAIN OR OUT IN A CREEK SO IT'S JUST BEN A LOT OF RUGGED TERRAIN ON HAULING ALL OF THIS STUFF AROUND.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=of this stuff around]

Stormcatcher Films is keeping it's anima- tronic wolf under lock and key until the film is released, but News 7 did learn the beast's fate.
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[SOT 19:32:22]
[IN Q=We don't have any silver]

((SCOT TANNER: WE DON'T HAVE ANY SILVER BULLETS IN THIS MOVIE, BUT OUR DIRECTOR CAME UP WITH A CLEVER WAY. WE'LL BE KILLING HIM IN A CLEVER WAY WITH SILVER.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=clever way with silver]))
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[LIVE=Jenn/FULL]

Tanner says we'll have to wait until the film is released to learn more.
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[TAKE FS PHONE NUMBER] The company is looking for production assistants to help out over the next nine days. For more information you can call Stormcatcher Films at 804-338-3480 by Thursday.
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[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Jenn/BAM;]
(QUESTION: SO WHEN CAN WE SEE THE FINISHED PRODUCT?)

Jean, the company plans to complete "Wolfsbane" in October and is already working on a deal to distribute the movie nationwide on DVD.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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[ENG#=APRISA]


Investigators say this weekend's grafitti spree went beyond mere vandalism.
Why the suspects face a more serious charge when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus Virginia Tech's success on the athletic field means a big score for the University's bank account.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=MST]
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[ENG#=2]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=the big 7."]

(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the U.S. softball team ends a golden Olympic Run today. Former Dazzle star Mikki Moore is back in the NBA with the Clippers. Michael Vick misses another practice due to a bad hamstring. Plus, we'll check in with Tech new Hall and Adibi - backers on a mission - tonight on the Big 7.))
[Abu-Grahb]

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


The Virginia man accused in the prisoner abuse scandal in Iraq is now expected to plead guilty to some offenses.
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[VO-NAT]


Ivan Frederick is from Buckingham County and one of several accused.
Specialist Charles Graner is the alleged ringleader. He was the first to appear in court in Germany today.
The 35-year old military policeman faces multiple charges of assault.
During a court break- Graner's civilian attorney charged what many have ... that the army is trying to shield higher ranking officers.
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[Peterson]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Scott Peterson]
[ENG#=2]


The defense had its turn today questioning Scott Peterson's former mistress, Amber Frey (Fry.)
Brian Andrews has the latest from Redwood City, California.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Redwood City, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gloria Allred/Frey's Attorney; :15]
[Super=01-Michael Cardoza/Legal Analyst; 44]
[SUPER=01-Brian Andrews/CBS News; :54]
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[OUT Q=Redwood City, California.]

((NOT DONE YET... THE DEFENSE WILL HAVE MORE QUESTIONS FOR AMBER FREY TUESDAY.... DURING THE FIRST PART OF HER CROSS-EXAMINATION... SCOTT PETERSON'S ATTORNEY MARK GERAGOS QUESTIONED AMBER ABOUT THE TIME-LINE OF HER RELATIONSHIP WITH SCOTT... AND HER COOPERATION WITH MODESTO POLICE. GLORIA ALLRED: "I don't know where he's going with this questioning but so far he hasn't gotten anywhere. He's giving a power point presentation without any power or a point." AMBER ADMITTING SHE OFFERRED TO TELL SCOTT SHE WAS PREGNANT...AND SEE WHAT TYPE OF RESPONSE SHE WOULD GET. DETECTIVES HANDLING THE CASE NEVER ALLOWED HER TO GO THAT FAR... BUT IT WAS REVEALED IN HER TESTIMONY THAT SHE DID MAKE CALLS TO SCOTT IN THEIR PRESENCE...FROM THE POLICE STATION...

WITH OFFICERS PASSING HER NOTES ON WHAT TO SAY. SO FAR THOUGH, NO BOMB SHELLS OR MUD-SLINGING. MICHAEL CARDOZA/LEGAL ANALYST: Whether you believe what she says under oath on the stand, what difference does it make. It's what's on those tapes that the jury will deal with.
BRIAN ANDREWS/CBS NEWS: MARK GERAGOS ALSO QUESTIONED AMBER ON WHETHER SHE REPORTED ALL OF THE CONVERSATIONS SHE HAD WITH SCOTT TO POLICE... SUGGESTING THERE ARE SUCH CONVERSATIONS OF WIRETAPS THE JURY MAY SOON HERE. AMBER INSISTS SHE TURNED OVER EVERY TAPE SHE MADE TO POLICE. BRIAN ANDREWS, CBS NEWS, REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA.))


[Boty-Vandalism]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-28 TC1:14:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

A vandalism spree in Botetourt County has three teenagers in trouble with the law.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Sunday]

Joseph Daniel Luck and James Richard Looney, both 18 year olds from Montvale, and a 17-year-old boy from Bedford all face charges. Residents in the Blue Ridge area woke Saturday morning to find a church and more than 50-homes, mail boxes and street signs spray painted. Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle says the three face charges under Virginia's hate crime laws since the lettering "KKK" was sprayed on both the home and vehicle of an African-American family. A second juvenile is also under investigation.
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[Tech-Board]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-27 TC1:08:40]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]
[ENG#=1]

Virginia Tech's athletic Department is staying WELL out of the red.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape;]

According to a new report from the school's finance department, the financial picture is looking very good. The university is already making enough money each year to save a few million dollars.
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[SOT: 58:51:00]
[IN Q=The bottom line]

((LARRY HINCKER: THE BOTTOM LINES VERY STRONG. OUR ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT IS IN VERY VERY GOOD FINACIAL SHAPE. NOT ONLY ARE THEY MEETING THEIR BUDGET AND ARE THEY MEETING THEIR FISCAL PLAN. BUT WE'RE ALSO PUTTING A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF MONEY, UPWARDS OF 3 AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR IN RESERVES.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/VA Tech Spokesperson;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=in reserves.]
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[VO-NAT]

Officials say when Atlantic Coast Conference money starts "officially" pouring into the school in 2007, there will be a lot of extra money to go around. They say fans should start to notice several Hokie teams becoming even MORE competitive.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]
[ENG#=APRISA]


Will some showers move back into the weather picture?
Robin has the forecast when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]

[***USE NAT SOUND UNDER***]
Plus they look like toys but some say these pocket bikes are nothing to play around with.
More on the controversy when News 7 returns.
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[Commercial]

[First-Day]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-30 TC27:03]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

The dog-days of summer are giving way to "school-days" for some students.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Roanoke City kids headed back to the classroom today. At Patrick Henry High School students not only had to contend with reading, writing and arithmetic - but also major construction. Already two-buildings have been torn down, with more to come. The first phase of the project will construct a new main building. That's expected to be completed in two years. Officials hope the rest of construction will be completed by 2007.
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[Tango-Champions]


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

While most of the world has been focused on the Olympics, some people have been concentrating on a different kind of competition.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Music-dancing]

((MUSIC PLAYS-COUPLE DANCING.))
[SUPER=03-Buenos Aires, Argentina;]
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=Music-dancing]
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[VO-NAT]

You might say two couples won the gold at the Second World Tango Dancing Championships. Over the course of nine nights, couples from all over the world competed in the ballroom tango and stage tango categories. The winners danced away with 35-hundred dollar prizes. The competition took place in Buenos Aires- considered to be the birthplace of tango.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=extra point]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=APRISA]


The US women's softball team is golden. We'll check in with the Floyd County in Friday Football Extra file. Plus, Adibi and Hall are ready to man their backer spots. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Season; :00]

The Roanoke Dazzle's Mikki (MIKEY) Moore has signed another NBA deal - this time with the LA Clippers. Moore is a former all-NBDL selection here in Roanoke - and he also was the league's defensive player of the year. Moore played 32 games last year in the NBA with the Nets and Jazz.
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[S-Olympics]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-177 10909TC]
[GRAPHIC=OLYMPICS]
[ENG#=1]

The United States women's softball team, that made a stop in Salem earlier this year, beat Australia 5-to-1 for the gold medal today. That one run is the only run allowed by the "Dream Team" all Olympics.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Mike Candrea/USA Head Softball Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=...against anyone right now."]
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=hold olympics]

The US men's basketball team is more of a nightmare than a Dream Team this Olympics. Nevertheless, the team beat Angola by 36 today to advance to Thursday's quarterfinals.

[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-179 4039TC]
[GRAPHIC=nfl]
[ENG#=2]

Michael Vick swears he is not injury-prone, but the Falcons' star quarterback missed practice today - because another problem with his right hamstring. He first injured it on August 5th,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Last Friday-WXIA; :00]

and take a look at him re-aggravating it on this second quarter scramble last Friday in the second quarter of the Falcons' win over the Vikings. Vick stayed in the game, but only for three more plays and you can see him grabbing the hamstring as he headed back to the huddle. This week marks the final week of training camps in the NFL.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]

Teams also are starting to slice up their rosters, and today former Hokie Keith Burnell, who eventually ended up at Delaware, was cut by the Jets. He was trying to make the team as a defensive back.

[S-Backers]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-183 1505TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH/USC]
[ENG#=3]


The BCA Classic is fast approaching and among other things, the game will provide Tech fans with their first live look at two highly touted linebackers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=04-Last Fall; :00]
[SUPER=01-Xavier Adibi/VT Redshirt Freshman Linebacker; :29]
[SUPER=01-Vince Hall/VT Redshirt Freshman Linebacker; :45]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :57]
[SUPER=03-Landover, MD; 1:42]
[RUNS=1:56]
[OUT Q=...SO NERVOUS AND EVERYTHING."]
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(( Ever since their arrival on campus a year ago, linebackers Vince Hall and Xavier Adibi have been tabbed the as the players most likely to bring Tech's overall defense back to a position of national prominence. Last year as they watched the Hokies defense self-destruct they developed a bond and made a pact not to let that happen on their watch. ((ADIBI:)) ((HALL:)) Right now the dynamic duo is technically in a backup role behind Blake Warren and Mikal Baaqee. But their skills and demeanor will have them in the mix early and often this weekend. ((HALL:)) ((ADIBI:)) Hall and Adibi will be even more hyped Saturday night when they open their careers on a massive stage - Fed Ex Field - as the only game in town - against the defending national champions.)) ((HALL:))

[S-Buffs]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-181 45:57]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]
[ENG#=4]


The Floyd County Buffaloes are in the Friday Football Extra house tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


It has been an amazing run for longtime Buffs' coach Winfred Beale who is beginning his 24th campaign as the head coach at Floyd. This preseason has been without a doubt the most grueling for his team. The perennial playoff Buffaloes are more hungry than ever this year after, what they call, was a lack luster finish to 2003.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Aaron Mathis/Floyd Co. Senior Lineman; :03]
[SUPER=01-Winfred Beale/24th Season as Floyd Head Coach; :18]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=.....winsome of those close games(DOUBLE OUT)"]
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[VO-NAT]

Coach Beale returns 10 starters from last seasons team and must fill some gaps.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=......new secondary"]
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[GO TO PINNACLE 612] Remember our 21st season of Friday Football Extra kicks off Friday night with a special primetime season preview show at 7pm.
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[TOSS TO BREAK]

[Pocket-Bikes]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-25 TC1:23:01]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

They're small... they're fast ... but many fear the new mini-motorcycles known as Pocket Rockets may also be dangerous.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Many communities, like Roanoke, are now enforcing new safety codes to regulate the bikes. The bikes must be registered, and riders must wear a helmet and be at least 16-years-old. But, police say so far, they haven't had any major accidents involving the bikes.
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[IN Q=however, i've seen]

((CAPT. BILL ALTHOFF/ROANOKE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT; HOWEVER I'VE SEEN THEM OPERATING IN VIOLATION OF STATE LAW, AS PROBABLY MOST MOTORISTS HAVE, WHERE THEY START WEAVING IN AND OUT OF TRAFFIC, AND THINGS LIKE THAT. AND WHEN YOU PUT A BODY ON A VERY SMALL BIKE, IT'S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Bill Althoff/Roanoke City Police Department; ]
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The state recently tightened ITS laws in response to the new bikes -- including requiring operators to carry a photo i-d. Althoff (ALL-toff) says it's likely more laws will be added next year. (------------)