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Coming up on News 7-
Thousands of baby carriers are being recalled tonight. We'll tell you why.
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Some want a new drug store on this Lynchburg site.. others don't. The latest on what's going on coming up.
Plus it may look like a Frisbee, but this disc can help save lives. We'll explain.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[Ivan]


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The latest predictions now show Hurricane Ivan making landfall by Thursday, somewhere along the Gulf coast- and it could cause widespread damage.
The storm could also bring heavy rain to this region this weekend.
We'll talk about that in just a moment, but first Susan Roberts with more from the Florida Panhandle to Louisiana where people are heading out.
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[SUPER=01-Winford Holloway/Construction Worker; :12 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=01-Craig Fugate/FL Director of Emergency Management; :25]
[SUPER=01-Gov. Bob Riley/(R) Alabama; :42]
[Super=01-Susan Roberts/CBS News; :55]
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[OUT Q=New Orleans, Louisiana.]

((FROM THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE TO THE LOUISIANA BAYOUS...RESIDENTS ARE BRACING FOR HURRICANE IVAN. BUT WHILE THE MASSIVE STORM CHURNS IN THE GULF OF MEXICO...SUPPLIES ARE RUNNING OUT. WINFORD HOLLOWAY/CONSTRUCTION WORKER "THEY ALREADY RAN OUT OF PLYWOOD SO THEY STARTED BUYING METAL SHEETS." HURRICANE WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR A 420-MILE STRETCH OF THE GULF COAST. AT LEAST FIVE FLORIDA COUNTIES HAVE ALREADY BEGUN EVACUATIONS. CRAIG FUGATE/FLORIDA DIR. OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT "WHEN THE WINDS START CUTTING ACROSS THOSE CAUSEWAYS, YOU DON'T WANT TO BE THE LAST ONE TO GET OUT." IN ALABAMA, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CENTERS ARE ORCHESTRATING THEIR EVACUATION AND RESPONSE TEAMS. MORE THAN 30 THOUSAND PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY BEEN ASKED TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES.
GOVERNOR BOB RILEY, R-ALABAMA "THIS COULD BE AN ABSOLUTE CATASTROPHE AND WE NEED TO TREAT IT THAT WAY." FURTHER WEST, MISSISSIPPI CASINOS HAVE BEEN CLOSED AND EVACUATIONS THERE ARE ALSO UNDER WAY. SUSAN ROBERTS: ACROSS SOUTHERN LOUISIANA, LONG LINES FOR GASOLINE ARE COMMON. MORE THAN A MILLION RESIDENTS ARE FLEEING THE NEW ORLEANS AREA ALONE, WHERE THEY EXPECT PUNISHING WINDS AND DANGEROUSLY HIGH TIDES. THE U.S. GULF COAST IS NO STRANGER TO FIERCE STORMS. IN 1979 HURRICANE FREDRIC DID RECORD DAMAGE BUT IVAN IS ONE OF THE LARGEST STORMS EVER TO CROSS THE CARIBBEAN. AND AFTER IVAN SLASHED ACROSS THE TIP OF CUBA, NEARLY A MILLION PEOPLE RETURNED TO HOMES BATTERED BY FLOODS AND DRIVING RAINS. NOW U.S RESIDENTS WILL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE WHAT DAMAGE IVAN WILL BRING THEM WHEN HE FINALLY MAKES LANDFALL. SUSAN ROBERTS/CBS NEWS/NEW ORLEANS, LA.))

[L'burg-Council]


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A dance company for Lynchburg's inner city children will soon OWN the building it's called home for the last four years ... meanwhile, Walgreens is still hoping it can do business in the Hill City.
Steve Smallshaw has more from tonight's city council meeting.
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[SUPER=01-Jeff Helgeson/Lynchburg Council Member; :19]
[SUPER=01-Joan Foster/Lynchburg Council Member; :35]
[SUPER=01-Robyn Askew/Walgreens Representative; 1:02]
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(( Lynchburg first allowed the Dance Theatre to occupy this building on Commerce Street rent-free.
Four years and 250-thousand dollars worth of improvements later, the dance group is ready to buy it for 40-thousand dollars ... well below its current assessed value, and a year after its option to buy the property expired.
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((JEFF HELGESON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: TO SELL IT AT THIS POINT FOR 40-THOUSAND CONSTRUES A GIFT OF 115-THOUSAND DOLLARS OF TAXPAYER FUNDS.))
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But the rest of council felt the deal has been a worthwhile investment in both downtown and the lives of hundreds of children.
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((JOAN FOSTER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: THEY TOOK A BUILDING WHEN THERE WAS NOTHING ELSE THERE AND MADE SOMETHING REALLY GREAT THERE AND BROUGHT OTHER PEOPLE THERE.))
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Meanwhile, the debate continues over whether Walgreens can locate a store on this corner of Langhorne and Murrell Roads.
The city still has concerns over the site plan, but Walgreens' representative says every day of delay is costing them money ... and that time may be running out.
[SOT Tape #2 21:01:42]

((ROBYN ASKEW/WALGREENS REPRESENTATIVE: IF IT CAN BE SOONER THAT'S GREAT. AND IF IT'S GOING TO BE.. BUT I DON'T HAVE ANY WAY OF PREDICTING THE FUTURE. I GUESS WHAT I'M TRYING TO SAY IS I DON'T KNOW BECAUSE WHAT I CAN OFFER YOU IS CONTINGENT ON WHAT I CAN GET OUT OF WALGREENS.))
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Askew will meet with city planners next week ... council is expected to vote up or down on the project in October.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))

[Brown]


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Radford's first Capital Murder case in more than 25 years appears headed for trial
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Today, a grand jury indicted Aamir Darrin Lewis Brown on 15 charges, including capital murder.
Brown's accused of shooting two men, one of them fatally, during a drug robbery.
No trial date has been set.
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[Preas-Hotel]


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Blacksburg is losing a major stopping point for many Hokie fans.
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The Best Western Red Lion Inn on Prices Fork road will close after the last home football game of the season. George Preas (Preeze), a legendary hokie alumnus, built the hotel in 1973 when there were few places to stay in the area. Preas is getting out of the lease early because of health problems. The Virginia Tech Foundation owns the property and has no immediate plans for the land.
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[Ward-Burton]


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The hill city could have been called the star city tonight for the 12th annual Return to Nature Dinner and Benefit. Return to Nature is an organization supported by Nascar driver Ward Burton and other celebrities-- It teaches thousands of children across Virginia about the importance of nature and conservation. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Myranda/BAM;]

Myranda Stephens is here with more on the organization and tonight's big event. Jean, the Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation partnered with the Return to Nature organization about three years ago.
[LIVE=Myranda/FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@Myranda1;]

And tonight Burton hosted the group's largest fundraiser in Lynchburg -- along with a few friends.
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[RUNS04] ((EVENT ANNOUNCER: AND YOU'LL MEET WARD, AND BIG TOM AND JOHN ROCKER YOU CAN GET THEIR AUTOGRAPHS.)) They each represent three very different forms of entertainment -- but on this night, Nascar, baseball and reality-tv all shared one stage for one important cause.
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[RUNS13] ((WARD BURTON/NASCAR DRIVER: MIKE ROBERTS HAS REACHED SINGLE HANDEDLY OVER A 150 THOUSAND KIDS THROUGHOUT VA IN FOUR YEARS AND IS DOING A GREAT JOB OF PASSING ON THE MESSAGE ABOUT CONSERVATION TO THE CHILDREN.)) The celebrity trio came together in Lynchburg, to help raise money for the Return to Nature organization -- an affiliate of the Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation.
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[RUNS07] ((MIKE ROBERTS/RETURN TO NATURE FOUNDER: OUR MESSAGE IS TO HELP YOUNGSTERS UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS A NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, THEY'RE PART OF THAT ENVIRONMENT AND THEY HAVE TO USE IT WISELY.)) Former Atlanta Braves star John Rocker says he supports any program that focuses on the future of children -- and says he's beyond his controversial past.
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[RUNS11] ((JOHN ROCKER/FORMER BASEBALL PLAYER: IT'S IN THE WAY PAST, AND I'M FIVE YEARS REMOVED FROM ALL THAT, AND I'M JUST THANKFUL TO BE HERE WITH WARD AND GIVING BACK TO A CHARITY EVENT AND CHARITY FOUNDATION AND JUST FOCUSING ON THAT AND MY FUTURE.)) And even though he's no longer a Survivor -- Big Tom still has a love for the great outdoors.
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[RUNS09] (("BIG TOM"BUCHANAN/SURVIVOR ALL-STAR: BEING A FARMER AND INTO ANIMALS AND IN SURVIVOR, I'VE BEEN IN AFRICA WITH ALL THE ANIMALS, SO IT'S KIND OF A SOMETHING DEAR TO ME SO IT WORKS OUT PRETTY GOOD.))))
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The event is expected to raise more than 60-thousand dollars.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Jean/BAM;]

Jean, that's money organizers hope to use to expand the program to areas outside Virginia.

[Vinton-Rescue]


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The town of Vinton is coming to the aid of its rescue squad.
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[VO-NAT]
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Plans for a new rescue squad building have been unveiled. Officials say the current building is too small and there's not enough room for all the equipment, people and storage.
The town's mayor says this more than 12-thousand square foot building would solve the crowding problems.
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[IN Q=This plan includes...]

((BRAD GROSE, VINTON MAYOR: THIS PLAN INCLUDES AN ADDITION TO AN EXISTING FIRE DEPARTMENT BUILDING EXCLUSIVELY FOR RESCUE SQUAD. IT HAS AMPLE SPACE FOR EQUIPMENT WE HAVE NOW, PLUS TRAINING FACILITIES EVEN AN EXERCISE ROOM.))
[SUPER=01-Brad Grose/Vinton Mayor]
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[OUT Q=.. an exercise room.]
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The mayor says once the building's financed, construction would begin as soon as possible.
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Many had been calling for it... today the FDA took action.
The latest on Anti-depressants and suicidal behavior in kids when News 7 returns.
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Plus President Bush addresses a National Guard Convention, but does he address his own service in the organization?
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[Sports-preview]


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Amid controversy over his own service, President Bush spoke to the National Guard Association conference in Las Vegas today.
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Bush praised members for their service in Afghanistan and Iraq, and said he was proud of his own service in the Guard.

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((NINETEEN INDIVIDUALS HAVE SERVED BOTH IN THE GUARD AND AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND I'M PROUD TO BE ONE OF THEM.))
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Recently discovered documents raised questions about whether Bush met his Guard requirements during the Vietnam War. Protesters were also on hand. Right before the President's speech- families with loved ones in the National Guard told reporters their sons and daughters are fighting an unjust war in Iraq and that the president misled them.
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((OUR LOVED ONES ARE BEING SACRIFICED NEEDLESSLY AND THE ONES WHO SURVIVE TO RETURN CAN NOT GAIN COUNSELING AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IN A TIMELY AND COMPASSIONATE MANNER.))
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Democratic Presidential Candidate John Kerry will speak to the convention Thursday.

[Kids-Antidepressants]


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The FDA today overwhelmingly agreed to put warning labels on anti- depressants- linking their use and suicidal behavior in a small percentage of children.
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Research has shown that antidepressants in children will cause two to three percent to have suicidal thoughts or acts.
Luvox, Effexor and Paxil were the riskiest drugs.
Celexa, Zoloft and Prozac slightly less so.
Lisa Van Syckel's daughter Michelle attempted suicide twice while taking Paxil. She hopes to see some action.
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((LISA VAN SYCKEL: WE'RE NOT ASKING FOR MUCH. WE'RE ASKING FOR A WARNING.))
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[OUT Q=asking for a warning.]
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But child psychiatrists like Doctor Harold Koplewicz are concerned.
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((DR. HAROLD KOPLEWICZ/CHILD PSYCHIATRIST: THE WORST OUTCOME OF THESE HEARINGS IS THAT PARENTS BECOME SO FRIGHTENED OF THESE MEDICATIONS THAT LESS TEENAGERS WILL GET TREATED FOR DEPRESSION.))
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Suicide is the third leading cause of death among teens.. most of them suffering through untreated depression.
Some say the problem is many kids with depression are treated by pediatricians and not psychiatrists.
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[Baby-Recall]


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50-thousand baby carriers are being recalled tonight. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling the *Baby Bjorn Carrier Active*. The buckle on the carrier can detach from the shoulder straps- causing the baby to fall. The straps have failed 93 times but so far no reports of injuries.
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[TAKE RECALL BOARD FULL] Consumers are advised to stop using the carriers immediately and contact the company for instructions on returning the carriers for repair. The number to call is 877-962-8400.
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[Mayor-Harris]


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Roanoke Mayor Nelson Harris says recent controversies haven't shaken his optimism for Roanoke's future, or his confidence in the city's leadership.
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Harris delivered his first State of the City Address to the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce.
He made no apologies for the optimistic tone, and praised the work of city manager Darlene Burcham, his colleagues on city council and members of the school board.
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[IN Q=Folks Roanoke is a great place]

((NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE MAYOR: FOLKS ROANOKE IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE. ROANOKE IS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK AND YOU'VE GOT A HARD WORKING CITY GOVERNMENT THAT I AM VERY PROUD OF.))
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[OUT Q=that I am very proud of.]
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Harris also had kinds words for elected and appointed officials in Roanoke County. He cited the new water authority and promised more regional cooperation in the future.
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Still ahead, more on Hurricane Ivan and how it may affect our weather later this week.
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Plus Florida's string of hurricane hits is wilting the flower business, even here in Virginia.
We'll tell you why.
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[Commercial]

[NRV-Drowning]


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Montgomery County has identified yesterday's drowning victim.
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[SUPER=03-Giles Co./Yesterday;]

The Sheriff's department says 27 year old Christopher Merix from Pembroke jumped into the New River to save a friend who had fallen off some rocks. Witnesses say Merix appeared to have a problem and was swept away. The water is very high and fast moving right now from all the rain.
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[Rescue-Disk]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It may look like a toy, but the Botetourt County Sheriff's Office says its a lifesaving tool which is sure to come in handy during water rescues.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

It's called the "Res-Q Disc" and is designed to save drowning victims. The disc is like a Frisbee.
[SUPER=04-ResQ Disc Video]

A deputy throws the disc slightly upstream from the victim who can grab at the rope or the disc itself. Sheriff officials say the "Res-Q Disc" will keep deputies from having to go into the water. The department bought 70 of them, a total cost of about 14-hundred dollars.
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[S-Extra]


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High school volleyball, Tech talks about its ACC opener, and the Redskins have a new enthusiasm
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But first our extra point. Jeff Conine walked to force in the tie-breaking run in the seventh and Florida wins 8-6 over Montreal at Chicago's U-S Cellular Field. The game was moved from Miami because of Hurricane Ivan. Florida broke a six-game homer-less drought with three in the six-run third. Conine had one of them as did Alex Gonzalez and Miguel Cabrera.
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[S-Volley]


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Lets start on the court. Byrd and Patrick Henry in volleyball action tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/Patriots vs. Terriers; :00]


The best of five match held serve in Vinton on the Terriers home court.
In the first game, Byrd serving, Brittany Ashbury with the nice line drive, the Patriots handle it and after a nice set, Patrick Henry finds the floor on the kill.
The Patriots serve here and its the Terriers turn to take a point as Blair Bullock makes good on the strong kill and William Byrd was out in front 6-4.
PH wins the first game 25-20, win the second, lose the next two but win the final game to win the match 3-2.
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[S-Tiki]


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Former Cave Spring and UVa star Tiki Barber is the Players Union representative for the New York Giants and three of his teammates have filed complaints with the NFL players association
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[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ; :00]


after being fined 500 bucks each for not being early enough to coach Tom Coughlin's team meetings. Barber is handling the situation with his usual positive perspective.
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[OUT Q=..put it behind us"]
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[S-Redskins]


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The Redskins meet the Giants this weekend after giving Joe Gibbs his first NFL win in over a decade, an accomplishment that prompted a humorous conversation with his wife Pat.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=01-Joe Gibbs/141st Overall NFL Win vs. Tampa Bay; :00]
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[OUT Q=.....go on them"]
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[SUPER=03-Landover, MD/Sunday; ]


The Skins limited the Bucs to 169 total yards on defense while rushing the ball with solid blocking and the attitude is different from last year already.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Chris Samuels/Redskins Offensive Lineman; :07]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=playing for the victories"]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[S-Suggs]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/2003 Season; :00]


Cleveland Coach Butch Davis said team doctors have cleared former Virginia Tech standout Lee Suggs to resume workouts tomorrow as the Browns get ready for Dallas. A neck injury prevented him from playing in the season opener against Baltimore. Davis challenged a recent E-S-P-N report yesterday that said the Browns are being extra cautious with Suggs because he has stenosis, a narrowing of the spine that causes pressure on the cord and nerves. Davis say Suggs recently visited a specialist in New York for a further diagnosis, and that he doesn't have stenosis. Davis says Suggs has gotten back strength in his shoulder but still needs to improve for doctors to declare him game ready.
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[S-Hokies]


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Virginia Tech's Brian Randall is fourth in total offense in the ACC and despite the threat of bad weather from hurricane Ivan the quarterback should not have any problem maneuvering around Worsham Field thanks to a state of the art drainage system. Mike Stevens explains.
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[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/First Meeting Against Duke; :12]
[SUPER=01-Will Montgomery/Virginia Tech Center; :30]
[SUPER=01-Cedric Humes/Virginia Tech Tailback; :58]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]

(( The Hokies are hoping Mother Nature doesn't rain on their ACC parade this weekend - because they know you only have one chance to make a first impression. ((FRANK BEAMER:)) ((WILL MONTGOMERY:)) Fans in attendance on Saturday will be given a wooden coin commemorating the Hokies' long awaited debut in the league and a brass one will be used for the official coin toss to start the game. They also might to have a few extra ponchos on hand for the dignitaries.)) ((CEDRIC HUMES/VA. TECH TAILBACK:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:))
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[WIPE aprisa board on wdbj-7]
[ANCHOR=Steve]

and you can catch the Hokies and the Blue Devils Saturday at Noon right here on WDBJ-7 in their historic ACC opener.
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[S-UVA]


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The Akron Zips will try and play David as they face Goliath Virginia saturday in Charlottesville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Saturday; :00]


The 12th ranked Cavaliers beat the Zips 48 to 29 in the two schools only other meeting back in 2002.
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[SUPER=01-Al Groh/4 Straight Non Conference Wins at UVa; :10]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=..we were then"]
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[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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Two high school football scheduling change. The Covington/Alleghany game set for this Friday night has been re-scheduled for THURSDAY at seven o'clock and Bath County's game against West Virginia's Moorefield high school in Hot Springs has ALSO been moved to Thursday night at 7:30.

[Flower-Industry]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-29 TC1:07:26]
[GRAPHIC=Severe Weather]
[ENG#=1]

The floral industry hopes love will continue to bloom, even if some plants don't...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]

Florida's string of hurricanes devastated growers and that loss is being passed onto consumers in the Commonwealth. One local business owner says expect to pay a little extra -at least for the next month to month and a half.
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[SOT@3:28.10]
[IN Q=There's been a lot...]

((WAYNE DUNMAN/DUNMAN FLORAL SUPPLY: THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF PRODUCT LOST IN FLORIDA 'CAUSE THEY COULDN'T MOVE THE PRODUCT, SO THAT WILL INCREASE THE PRICE. AND ALSO, SUPPLY AND DEMAND, SO AS SUPPLY GOES DOWN, PRICE GOES UP.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Dunman/Dunman Floral Supply]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=...price goes up.]
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[VO-NAT]

While growers in Florida recover, Dunman says the industry will be bolstered by growers in California.
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