[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

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[WRITER=jja]
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More local soldiers are being called to duty..
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[VO-NAT]


First it was yes to golf. now a delay? The latest on plans in Roanoke County.
Plus gold in Athens fuels the dreams of some local boys... we'll check out one of the few local gyms that has a gymnastics program for boys.
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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]


Just a few months after some local National Guard soldiers return home, other members of the same unit are being called up.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]



[Guard-Troops]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-37 TC03:24]
[GRAPHIC=News7 @ 11]
[ENG#=3]


More Southwest Virginians are giving up their day jobs for the military.
Today, the Virginia National Guard announced that 165 soldiers from Rocky Mount and Martinsville will enter federal service on October 23ed.
The troops are part of the 11-73rd Transportation Company and are being ordered to active duty for at least 18 months.
No word yet on their final destination.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./April 17]


50 members of the company just got home in April. They had spent a year hauling supplies around Iraq.
It's unclear if those same soldiers are being called on again.
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[Father-Van]


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


Families of service men and women dread the unannounced arrival of a military team at their home.
It usually brings a message no family wants, and some simply cannot bear the news.
Today, Marines told a Florida man his 20 year old son had been killed in Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hollywood, FL]


The man walked out of his house and set fire to the van the Marines were driving.
He also set himself on fire in the process.
The Marine Corps team pulled him out of the burning vehicle.
He was taken to a hospital with severe burns.
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[Nader-ballot]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=04-28 TC1:15:46]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=1]


Democrats are insisting that voter registrars across Virginia scrutinize signatures on petitions Ralph Nader's campaign submitted last week.
The State Democratic Chairman says that some signatures on Nader's petitions might not be legitimate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


This week Jerry Kilgore's office overturned a decision that kept the independent candidate's name off the state ballot.
Democrats say the reversal is part of a nationwide effort by Republicans to assist Nader's campaign to the detriment of Senator John Kerry's.
Kilgore's office says it was simply following the policies adopted by the state board of elections.
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[SOT 14:47:02]
[IN Q=I THINK THE QUESTION ABOUT]

((TIM MURTAGH/ATTORNEY GENERAL'S SPOKESMAN: I THINK THE QUESTION ABOUT POLITICAL INTENT AND POLITICAL SHENANIGANS SHOULD BETTER BE PUT TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN FACT ENGAGED IN AN OBVIOUS EFFORT TO KEEP SOMEONE OFF THE BALLOT BY USING POLICY THAT DOESN'T EXIST.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Murtagh/Attorney General's Spokesman]
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[OUT Q=BY USING POLICY THAT DOESN'T EXIST.]
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[VO-NAT]


Nader's petitions have now been accepted by the state and are being reviewed.
But it will be another nine days before the consumer activist finds out IF his name will be on November's ballot.

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[Convention-Safety]


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


Republicans are preparing for the national convention and so are police- ten thousand officers in all will guard the streets of New York.
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[VO-NAT 14.5]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


Police will patrol subways, canines will check every train that comes into Penn Station- and the airspace over Madison Square Garden will be sealed for seven miles.
With the convention just five days away, security is center stage.
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[SOT 57 from producer ]

((TOM RIDGE/HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY: I CAN TELL YOU THAT THE SECURITY PLANS ARE STRONG, COMPREHENSIVE, AND WELL COORDINATED IN ANY EVENT.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Ridge/Secretary of Homeland Security;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=IN ANY EVENT.]
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[VO-NAT10 plus pad]


It's not just the convention that police are plannig for, but protests as well.
Thousands of demonstrators are expected in Central Park Sunday for an anti-war rally.
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[WIPE TO 7Too FS]
WDBJ is presenting the entire Republican Party Convention on our digital channel 7-2. Cox Digital Cable customers can watch on channel 107.
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[Gymnastics]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-32 TC19:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Mary Lou Retton, Kerri Strug. They're all women gymnasts that successfully went for the gold.
Now as we've seen in Athens, it's the men's turn. [***GOLD FEVER***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


And as Justin McLeod discovered many local gymnasts say it's about time. Justin, why is that?
Jean, because for so long the men's team did so poorly.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


But at this year's Olympics, Paul Hamm helped to turn that around.
As a result, men's gymnastics is riding high especially at one gym in southside.
[ENG#=3]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ryan Alouf/Gymnast; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=GET IT WORTH MY EFFORT]

((((NAT SOUND OF GYMNASTICS))
If you want to know just how popular men's gymnastics is these days, just visit Blue Ridge Gymnastics in Martinsville.
It's one of the few local gyms to have a boy's program.
[SOT 5:46:13]
[IN Q=We're seeing more]

((HUGH GERLACH/GYM OWNER: WE'RE SEEING MORE INTEREST YEAH, IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS.)) [Runs03]
[OUT Q=couple of years]


So much so 85 boys recently signed up for classes, and it happened long before the U.S. men's team did well in Athens.
[SOT 5:51:21]
[IN Q=Silver medal all]

((MATTHEW HUCKFELDT/GYMNAST: SILVER MEDAL FOR THE TEAM AND THEN PAUL HAMM GOT GOLD, THAT'S GREAT.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=THAT'S GREAT]
[SOT 5:53:44]
[IN Q=Paul Hamm is unbelievable ]

((RYAN ALOUF/GYMNAST: PAUL HAMM IS UNBELIEVABLE, MAKING THE FIRST MAN TO BE THE ALL AROUND CHAMPION.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=ALL AROUND CHAMPION]


Many of these gymnasts have been glued to their tv sets watching the Olympic games.
They hope the attention will elevate men to a whole new platform.
[SOT 5:48:45]
[IN Q=I think the]

((HUGH GERLACH/GYM OWNER: I THINK THE MEN ARE HERE TO STAY.)) [Runs02]
[OUT Q=HERE TO STAY]


And they hope it changes people's perceptions.
[SOT 5:51:48]
[IN Q=I hope it chantes]

((MATTHEW HUCKFELDT/GYMNAST: I HOPE IT CHANGES BUT I THINK MOST PEOPLE STILL THINK OF GYMNASTICS AS A WOMEN'S SPORT.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=as a women's sport]

((NAT SOUND OF DOING ROUTINE))
Whether it's men or women, gymnasts practice a lot, sometimes three of four times a week.
[SOT 5:50:54]
[IN Q=Oh it's not]

((MATTHEW HUCKFELD/GYMNAST: OH IT'S NOT EASY AT ALL.)) [Runs02]
[OUT Q=EASY AT ALL]


Especially if they hope to compete in the Olympics one day.
[SOT 5:49:32]
[IN Q=To go the route]

((HUGH GERLACH: TO GO THE ROUTE OF AN ELITE GYMNAST YOU ESSENTIALLY HAVE TO TRAIN ABOUT FORTY HOURS A WEEK.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=HOURS A WEEK]


As a result, many of these kids will choose to become a collegiate gymnast but at least one as his sights on gold.
[SOT 5:55:37]
[IN Q=I hope to be]

((RYAN ALOUF/GYMNAST: I HOPE TO BE AN OLYMPIAN FOR A LONG TIME. I HOPE TO TRAIN HARD AND GET IT WORTH MY EFFORT.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=worth my effort]))
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[LIVE=Justin /FULL BAM]


His chances are small but try telling that to Halifax County native Tisha Waller.
She will compete tomorrow at the Olympic games in Athens.
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEan & Justin /BAM;]


Jean, her event is the high jump.

[Blood-Pressure]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=04-36 TC06:06]
[GRAPHIC=Medical News]
[ENG#=4]


If you have high blood pressure you're not alone. About a third of American adults have it. That's up 30 percent from a decade ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


While doctors don't know for sure why some people develop high blood pressure. They do know it tends to rise with age and weight plays a role as well.
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[SOT16:32:04]
[IN Q=We always lecture patients]

((DR. STEPHEN COUTURE/LEWIS-GALE CLINIC CLEARBROOK; SO WE ALWAYS LECTURE PATIENTS THAT WEIGHT REDUCTION IS IMPORTANT, WATCH THE SALT IN YOUR DIET, MAINTAINING ACTIVE LIFESTYLE, EXERCISING ))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Stephen Couture/Lewis-Gale Clinic Clearbrook]
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[OUT Q=active lifestyle, exercising]
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[VO-NAT]


The guidelines have also changed recently for what's considered a normal blood pressure. Dr. Couture (coo-Chur) says the goal is around 120-125 over 75 or 80..
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[SOT 16:28:30 ]
[IN Q=Blood pressure is important because it's been found]

((BLOOD PRESSURE IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT'S BEEN FOUND TO BE A RISK FACTOR FOR STROKE AND HEART DISEASE.THE GUIDELINES HAVE COME OUT RECENTLY THE LOWER THE BLOOD PRESSURE THE LOWER THE RISK FACTORS YOU HAVE FOR DEVELOPING THESE CONDITIONS))
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=developing these conditions]
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[VO-NAT]


Most people who develop high blood pressure will end up needing medication to control it.
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[Dave-matthews]


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


A lawsuit against the Dave Matthews Band is causing a stink.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The State of Illinois says the band's bus driver dumped 800 pounds of liquid human waste into the Chicago river while driving over a bridge.
Not only that, the suit alleges the waste went directly onto a boat with 100 tourists.
The state said it has surveillance tape to prove it- it's sued the band and the bus driver .. and they may face criminal charges as well.
The70-thousand dollar lawsuit says the band violated water pollution laws.
A bus driver admits crossing the bridge, but denies the dumping.
A band spokesperson says it's waiting to see the tapes.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]
[ENG#=APRISA]


A school resource officer has his day in court.
Why he's fighting his own police department when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus their product saved his life.
Today a famous aviator dropped in on a local company to say thanks.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[OUT Q=the big 7."]

(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the USC Trojans make their final preparations for the Hokies before heading east. We'll check in with the quarterback and the coach. Plus, Rockbridge County gets some Friday Football Extra love - the Cubs get a another win on a walk-off homer, and Bristol comes alive tonight - right here on the Big 7.))
[Underage-Drinking]

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-26 TC1:33:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

The party is over for a Vinton woman, who police say provided alcoholic beverages for underage teens.
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[VO-NAT]

39-year-old Tammy Sue Hicks faces six-counts of contributing to the delinquency of minors and one-charge of providing alcohol to someone under the age of 21.
[SUPER=03-Vinton]

According to police, Hicks bought alcohol for the eight teenagers and hosted a party Saturday night -here at her home on Claiborne Avenue.
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[SOT@9:21:32.03]
[IN Q=We want to send a message...]

((SGT. CRAIG HARRIS/VINTON POLICE DEPT.: WE WANT TO SEND A MESSAGE, IT'S REAL SIMPLE, IF YOU'RE UNDER 21, YOU CAN'T BE DRINKING. YOU CERTAINLY CAN'T BE DRIVING ON OUR ROADS BECAUSE OUR PARENTS, OUR DAUGHTERS, OUR SONS, OUR FRIENDS, OUR FELLOW POLICE OFFICERS AND OUR TEACHERS ARE ON THE SAME ROADS AND ALL IT TAKES IS CROSSING THE CENTER LINE AND HITTING THEM. ALL OF SUDDEN EVERYBODY'S WORLD IS SHATTERED.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Craig Harris/Vinton Police Department]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=... world is shattered.]
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[VO-NAT]

Harris says this isn't the first time they've had complaints or sent officers to Hicks' home.
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[Bocanegra]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-23 TC1:22:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


The former supervisor of Roanoke's school resource officers says he was punished for doing his job.
Today, Sergeant Manuel Bocanegra (Manual BO-cuh-NAY-gruh) argued that an unfavorable evaluation was biased and inconsistent with department policies.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Bocanegra received excellent evaluations the past two years, and HIS supervisor described him as very capable and accomplished.
But today in Roanoke Circuit Court, Lieutenant David Clayton testified that he gave Bocanegra a lower score this year, after top police officials raised concerns about Bocanegra's performance.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:14:07]
[IN Q=I love being a police officer]

((SGT. MANUEL BOCANEGRA/ROANOKE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT; I LOVE BEING A POLICE OFFICER AND I GUESS THE THING THAT BOTHERS ME, IS THAT I WAS DOING MY JOB AS A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER THAT I WAS PROVIDING INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC AND THE SCHOOLS.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Manuel Bocanegra/Roanoke City Police Department]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=information to the public and the schools.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bocanegra says he is being punished for raising questions about the under-reporting of crime and violence by the school system. He was recently reassigned within the department.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=LEgal Scales]


The city maintains that Bocanegra's grievance is based on opinion and unsupported conclusions. More arguments are scheduled in October.

[Golf-Course]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-33 TC14:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


Roanoke County's taking a mulligan on a proposed golf course.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night]


Last night, the Board of Supervisors rezoned the land and granted a special use permit for the golf course.
Because of a procedural flaw, however, the Board will have to vote again September 14th.
A county spokesperson says there was a document that needed to be signed before the vote was taken and that did not happen.
The course would be built on Pitzer Road in the Mount Pleasant Community.
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[Russia-Plane]


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


Russian Authorities have now put the nation's anti terror agency in charge of investigating
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tula, Russia;]


two plane crashes that happened within minutes of each other, but no official word on a cause. Officials have recovered flight data recorders.
Both flights had left Moscow. Both were domestic flights. Both were the same type of plane.
Almost simultaneously around 11pm both planes vanished from the radar.
One of the planes had just undergone a major overhaul.
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[SOT 20:15:13]
[IN Q=]

((PAUL DAFFY/AVIATION SAFETY CONSULTANT: WHEREAS ONLY ONE ACCIDENT, I WOULD SAY A TERRORIST ATTACK WAS POSSIBLE, BUT TWO ACCIDENTS MY GOD IT'S HARD TO THINK OF ANY OTHER MAJOR LIKELIHOOD OF ANY REASON.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Daffy/CBS Aviation Safety Consultant;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=of any reason.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities said one of the planes broadcast an emergency alert just before it went down -- which might have been a signal it was being hijacked....or could have been a more general distress call.
If terror did cause the crashes, suspicion will fall on militants from Chechnya.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]
[ENG#=APRISA]


How long will our stretch of dry weather last?
Robin has the forecast when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus riding the waves in Va-Beach.. Why small waves mean big bucks for the city.
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[Commercial]

[Rutan]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-22 TC1:53:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


A Roanoke company that has helped a record-setting pilot soar to new heights got a treat of its own today: a visit from the aviator himself. Richard Lesko has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=04-January 1998; :18 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=04-December 1986; :22]
[SUPER=01-Dick Rutan/Aviator; :35]
[SUPER=@Richard2; :52]
[SUPER=01-Manley Butler/Butler Parachute Systems; 1:11]
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[OUT Q=Lesko, News 7, Roanoke.]

((Butler Parachute Systems in Roanoke is used to ensuring precious cargo makes it to the ground safely. In Dick Rutan's case, HE was the precious cargo. Rutan is an aviation pioneer, co-piloting the first non-stop flight around the world without refueling. He also tried flying around the world in a ballon, but he had to abort his first attempt. Now he finally got a chance to meet some of the people who checked every stitch, and packed his chutes for both flights.
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[SOT - 8:56:18]
[IN Q=The one for Voyager...]

((DICK RUTON/AVIATOR; THE ONE FOR VOYAGER WAS A VERY SPECIAL ONE, AND WE ONLY ENDED UP USING IT FOR A PILLOW. THE ONE FOR THE BALLOON, UNFORTUNATELY WE HAD A PROBLEM RIGHT AFTER TAKEOFF AND HAD TO BAIL OUT.))
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[OUT Q=had to bail out.]

That was when workers at Butler Parachutes got to see exactly how their system worked, and while in Roanoke for a conference this week, Rutan finally got to say thanks in person to the people who saved his life. The man who designed the parachutes says he's proud of his accomplishments, but wishes the second flight had gone as well as the first.
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[SOT - 8:58:42]
[IN Q=I'm glad our parachutes...]

((MANLEY BUTLER/BUTLER PARACHUTE SYSTEMS; I'M GLAD OUR PARACHUTES WORKED FINE WHEN HE NEEDED THEM, AND I'M GLAD HE DID NOT NEED IT FOR THE VOYAGER FLIGHT, BECAUSE THAT WAS A PRETTY SPECTACULAR ACCOMPLISHMENT.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=pretty spectacular accomplishment.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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[SOT - 8:52:36]
[IN Q=Fortunately we didn't...]

((DICK RUTON/AVIATOR; FORTUNATELY WE DIDN'T HAVE TO BAIL OUT OF THE VOYAGER, IT'S HANGING IN A MUSEUM.))
[RUNS= 4]
[OUT Q=hanging in a museum]

Not just any musuem -- the Smithsonian. But without Butler parachutes, the man who flew it into history might not be alive. Richard Lesko, News 7, Roanoke.))

[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]
[ENG#=APRISA]

The BCA Classic is fast approaching - we'll hear from Matt Leinhart and Pete Carroll. Plus, Rockbridge gets the Friday Football Extra baton. And they're already ramming and bammin at Bristol - Racing news is on the way- as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/MLB; :00]

First tonight's Extra Point - Corey Patterson hit a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning this afternoon to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 4-to-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cubs, who swept the series with the win, have now won eight of their last eleven games. Now the rest of tonight's numbers.
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[GO TO SCORES] [GO TO SCORES]
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[OUTCUE=last score."]
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-183 1718TC]
[GRAPHIC=bca]
[ENG#=1]


The BCA Classic kick-off is all set for this Saturday night at Fed Ex Field in Landover, Maryland. The oddsmakers are giving Tech little if any chance to pull off the upset - listing the Hokies as 18 point underdogs.

One of the keys will be Tech's ability to stop USC's Heisman Candidate quarterback - Matt Leinhart.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=WE'RE TIRED...]
[SUPER=01-Matt Leinhart/USC Quarterback; :00]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=...CHALLENGE FOR US."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]

The Trojans also have been challenged to focus this preseason after losing their starting running back to a suspension, and having to deal with the uncertainty of wide receiver Mike Williams.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=...KEEP GOING."]
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[S-Mike]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]

It appears more and more like Leinhart will not have highly talented Mike Williams to throw to on Saturday night. USC has applied to the NCAA for a progress-toward-degree waiver and reinstatement of Williams' eligibility. Williams, caught 95 passes and had 16 TDs last season, but lost his eligibility when he entered the draft and then pulled out when a court ruled he was ineligible. He hasn't practiced with the Trojans since early August and USC leaves for the east coast tomorrow.
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[S-BCA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-178 4653TC]
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[ENG#=3]


Even without Williams - the Trojans have plenty of horses - and plenty of respect for the Hokies.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=THEY'RE...]
[SUPER=01-Pete Carroll/USC Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=...ALL KINDS OF PROBLEMS."]
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[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=GOLF]


In high school golf, the James River Knights - coached by John Shotwell - are taking part in the Quantico Invitational this week near Stafford. There are 24 schools participating. 23 are Triple A schools, and James River is the lone Single A participant. James River also in winning. The Knights have a 7 stroke lead after the first of two rounds.

[S-Rock]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-179 41:12]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]
[ENG#=4]

The Friday Football Extra road tour is in Lexington tonight checking up on the Rockbridge County Wildcats.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]


Billy Mills is back at the helm for Rockbridge and he returns 15 starters from last year's team that posted a 6 and 4 record.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Billy Mills/Rockbridge Head Football Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Aaron Clark/Rockbridge Senior Tight End; :24]
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[OUT Q=......players on the field"]


(XXXXXXXX) [GO TO PINNACLE 612] Folks Friday Football Extra is just a few days away. We will kick off our 21st season of Friday Football Extra Friday night with a special primetime season preview show at 7pm.
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A big week of racing opened tonight in Bristol with a 200 lap Craftsman Truck Series event.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bristol, TN/Speed; :00]

Thunder Valley featured its normal amount of fireworks on the high banked concrete as the caution flag was flying 8 times. It would have been 9 times, but Stuart's Jon Wood in the white number 50 truck somehow avoided this multi-car wreck in the closing laps. The final caution came out with under five laps to go as Mike Skinner and Dennis Setzer wrecked racing for third place. The green, white, checkered finish would see Carl Edwards the back flip man win the race with Shane Hmiel second.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Talk about eye-catching advertising.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


This morning, two cranes lifted a tractor trailer to its new perch above Interstate 95 in Richmond.
The big rig is actually a big advertisement for Motley's Auction and Realty Group.
It will be visible both day and night.
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[IN Q=It looks good]

((IT LOOKS GOOD. IF THEY MISS THAT, THEY'RE BLIND. HE HE HE... )) [NO SUPER]
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[OUT Q=they're blind. LAUGHTER]
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The truck sits 25 feet in the air.
The contraption that holds it is engineered to withstand hurricane-force winds.
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[VA-Surfing]


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Virginia's not exactly known for its surfing... but it's not stopping surfers from competing here.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Virginia Beach]


100 competeitors are converging on Va-Beach for the 42nd annual East Coast Surfing championship.
The waves are not quite as big as other beaches...but West Coast Surfers say Virginia Beach is a different challenge.
They say because the waves are smaller and break closer to shore, they must be able to demonstrate more manueverability.
There's also the 25 grand jackpot up for grabs.
The event is expected to bring 4 million dollars into Virginia Beach. (------------)