[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Hurricane season is blowing the bloom off the flower industry.
We'll check on the storm and see where it's headed now.
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT :04]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Meantime, Roanoke's Mayor predicts the Star City has sunny days ahead.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]
[ENG#=2]


In sports, the Redskins Joe Gibbs and linerman Chris Samuels talk about a new attitude in Washington, Lee Suggs is cleared to practice, Sterling Marlin is coming to Roanoke
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[VO-NAT]


and The Hokies are getting "pumped up" on and off the field for their ACC opener.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Too early for exact timings but it appears certain that the weekend will be excessively wet. We have the latest official track from the National Hurricane Center.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



[ENG#=3]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Hurricane Ivan has already soaked Cuba. The Gulf Coast is next.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Residents are evacuating the coastline from Louisiana to Florida. Exactly where Ivan may go after making landfall is cause for concern much farther inland.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[First-Wx]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

We may see and feel the effects of Ivan long before the storm hits the mid-Atlantic.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

It's an excruciating waiting game... a potentially dangerous game that [3-SHOT] Robin Reed has been speculating about all afternoon.
[ANCHOR=Robin]


[WXPRO/FULL]TROPICAL LOOP TROPICAL TRACK
[3-SHOT]
(toss back to Keith & Shannon)



[Flower-Industry]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-29 TC1:06:27]
[GRAPHIC=Severe Weather]
[ENG#=4]

Florida's string of hurricane hits is wilting the flower industry, even here in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]

Eighty-percent of the cut-flower product is shipped through Florida. The floral industry was hard hit by the storms and that's affecting businesses like Dunman Floral Supply in Vinton. The bad weather kept planes from flying flowers out of South America. Once the plants got to the states, trucks couldn't be loaded and sent to distribute the goods.
(///// SOT /////)
[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]

Dunman says consumers will continue to feel the effects- as growers in Florida get back on their feet, but says the industry will be bolstered by growers in California.
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[Preas-Hotel]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-31 TC46:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


Blacksburg is losing a major stopping point for many Hokie fans.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

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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[Mayor-Harris]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-33 TC30:57]
[GRAPHIC=Nelson Harris]


A new mayor promised a different approach today as he delivered his first state of the city address.
Roanoke Mayor Nelson Harris said he's optimistic about the city's future, and has complete confidence in the city's leadership. [***News 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & JoeD /Newsroom;]


Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom tonight with the highlights from the mayor's speech.
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@joe1;]


Keith, Harris makes no apologies for the optimistic tone that focused on the city's achievements, and what he described as "exceptional leadership."
[ENG#=2]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I want you to know]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :08]
[SUPER=01-Nelson Harris/Roanoke Mayor; :18]
[RUNS=:54]
[OUT Q=because I am sincere about it.]
(( [SOT]
[INQ=I want you to know I am proud]

((I WANT YOU TO KNOW I'M PROUD. I'M PROUD OF OUR CITY MANAGER.))
[RUNS= :05]
[OUT Q=proud of our city manager.]


A vote of confidence for city manager Darlene Burcham... as members of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce gathered for the annual address.
And praise for colleagues on city council and the school board.
[SOT 02:19:34]
[IN Q=This mayor, this council ]

((THIS MAYOR THIS COUNCIL SEEKS TO COLLABORATE, TO COOPERATE, TO SUPPORT, TO WORK WITH THE MEMBERS OF THE ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BOARD OF WHOM WE ARE VERY PROUD AND APPRECIATIVE FOR WHAT THEY DO AND WHAT DORRIS ENNIS IS DOING.))
[RUNS= :16]
[OUT Q=what Dorris Ennis is doing.]


Harris says he honestly believes the city is in excellent shape, and maintains he is not trying to minimize problems.
[SOT 02:29:28]
[IN Q=I want to be]

((I WANT TO BE THE KIND OF MAYOR THAT SELLS ROANOKE THAT STAYS POSITIVE, THAT REMAINS OPTIMISTIC, AND NOT BECAUSE THAT'S JUST THE POLTIICAL THING TO DO, BUT BECAUSE IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO AND BECAUSE I'M SINCERE ABOUT IT.))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=and because I'm sincere about it.]))
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[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Newsroom]


Harris also had kind words for county officials... promising more regional cooperation. and he lauded a recent regional effort to court low- fare carrier Independence Air.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & JoeD/Newsroom ;]


Keith, Mayor Harris says a recent visit to northern Virginia did not produce any promises, but he believes the local delegation did catch the attention and interest of airline officials.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[WRITER=dse]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=APRISA]


Still ahead on News 7, one town comes to the aid of its rescue squad with a plan for a new home.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus some sheriff's deputies are warming their throwing arms and training with a life-saving device.
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[COMMERCIAL]
[White-Hardwick]
(MINI OPEN)
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-32 TC40:26]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


A woman convicted of trespassing on the property of a controversial Roanoke landlord will have another day in court.
[ENG#=1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


Erica Hardwick Hoesch (HOE-sh) was convicted yesterday after she failed to appear for the hearing in circuit court. But her attorney says a different judge had previously agreed to continue the case.
Hardwick Hoesch is the former neo-nazi who passed out fliers identifying landlord Bill White as a racist.
An assault and battery charge he'd been facing was dismissed yesterday. There's no word tonight on whether that charge might be reinstated.
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[Read-Mountain]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-23 TC1:52:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

He was accused of taking drugs to school and giving them to his classmates. Today, the 16-year-old was found guilty of multiple charges including distribution and posession of the seizure medication, Klonopin. A Botetourt County judge sentenced him to serve 30 days in a juvenile facility, 100 hours of community service and substance abuse treatment. Once he's done his 30 days, he will be sent to a structured residential placement program.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./May]

The 16-year-old was one of eleven teens involved in the May incident at Read Mountain Middle School. Five students were sent to the hospital after taking the prescription medication.
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[Peer-Mediation]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-35 TC27:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


You might not think a 6th grader would be well-equipped to handle conflict. But Roanoke area schools disagree. In fact, the city and county are not only training kids to resolve their own conflicts, but are putting them to work helping others.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=You have to be a good listener...]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:08]
[SUPER=01-Jameel McMillan/Peer Mediator;:17]
[SUPER=01-Katie Zawacki/Prevention Specialist;:35]
[SUPER=01-Arthur Plank/Peer Mediator;1:00]
[SUPER=01-Amanda Lucado/Peer Mediator;1:22]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=not going to get anywhere.]
(([SOT 7:58 - 8:04]
[IN Q=You have to be a good listener...]

((JAMEEL MCMILLAN/PEER MEDIATOR: YOU HAVE TO BE A GOOD LISTENER, RESPONSIBLE AND VERY RESPECTFUL.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=responsible and very respectful.]

For Jameel McMillan, school is a place to learn much more than math and science. The 6th grader is going on more than a year of peer mediation training.
[SOT 7:10 - 7:15]
[IN Q=I became a peer mediator...]

((JAMEEL MCMILLAN/PEER MEDIATOR: I BECAME A PEER MEDIATOR BECAUSE IT'S REALLY FUN TO DO BECAUSE YOU GET TO SOLVE PEOPLE'S PROBLEMS.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=solve people's problems.]

At least six Roanoke schools offer the training. Some students, like the three you see here, are chosen to use their skills helping fellow students work out disagreements.
[SOT 9:35 - 9:38]
[IN Q=Mostly, it's like...]

((ARTHUR PLANK/PEER MEDIATOR: MOSTLY IT'S LIKE HE SAID AND SHE SAID.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=he said, she said.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 11:57 - 12:15]
[IN Q=Most of them are like name calling...]

((KATIE ZAWACKI: MOST OF THEM ARE LIKE NAME CALLING, HURT FEELINGS, THINGS BEING SAID ABOUT FAMILY MEMBERS. MINOR PEER DISPUTES BUT IF THEY AREN'T TAKEN CARE OF IN THE EARLY STAGES THEY ESCALATE INTO THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO BECOME DANGEROUS IN SCHOOLS.)) [RUNS:18]
[OUT Q=going to become dangerous in schools.]

The process is four-fold: First, mediators introduce themselves and their purpose.
[SOT 9:05 - 9:19]
[IN Q=And then what we'll do is ask...]

((ARTHUR PLANK/PEER MEDIATOR: AND THEN WHAT WE'LL DO IS ASK THEM WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM, WE'LL TRY TO FIND A SOLUTION, ASK THEM IF THIS IS THE SOLUTION THEY WANT TO TAKE AND IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO SAY.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=and, is there anything else you want to say.]

Finally, all parties sign an agreement. Some administrators report an 80 to 90-percent success rate.
[SOT 6:47 - 7:00]
[IN Q=I think it's better for them to talk...]

((AMANDA LUCADO/PEER MEDIATOR: I THINK IT'S BETTER FOR THEM TO TALK WITH A PERSON THEIR AGE BECAUSE THEY CAN TALK AND EXPLAIN MORE TO US THAN THEY CAN WITH A GROWNUP.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=than they can with a grownup.]
[SOT 10:53 - 11:05]
[IN Q=You know, adults can discipline...]

((KATIE ZAWACKI: YOU KNOW, ADULTS CAN DISCPLINE AND SET POLICIES BUT UNLESS THE KIDS LEARN THE SKILLS THEMSELVES ON HOW TO GET ALONG WHEN THEY HAVE A DISAGREEMENT, WE'RE NOT GONNA GET ANYWHERE.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=not gonna get anywhere.]))
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]

Zawacki says she'd like to see the city follow in Roanoke *County's* footsteps. The County introduces conflict resolution skills to fourth graders, then follow up with more lessons for 7th and 10th graders.

[Gentry-Locke]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]

One of Western Virginia's largest law firms is cutting back its staff by 20-percent. Three senior partners are leaving Gentry Locke Rakes and Moore to form a new firm, specializing in insurance law. Dan Frankl, Tom Miller and Dale Webb- -plus two more Gentry Locke lawyers- -will leave November first. They're taking five Gentry Locke staffers with them to create Frankl Miller and Webb. Ten others at Gentry Locke will be laid off in the process, reducing the firm's employment profile from 126 to 106.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Stocks edged higher in the final half-hour of trading. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/3.40/10318.16/x/5.02/1915.40;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW gained three points.
NASDAQ rose five.
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[SUPER=272-h/0.14/40.39/i/0.39/18.08/i/0.04/5.70/i/0.25/65.00/h/0.07/33.82;]
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[29-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6:00]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=04-30 TC46:46]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]
[ENG#=1]

A truck driver is charged with the traffic death of a Danville man caught in a multiple-vehicle pile-up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Guilford Co., NC/Yesterday;]

It happened yesterday near Greensboro, North Carolina, where traffic on highway 29 merges for a construction zone. The accident took the life of Michael Reynolds Coward of Danville. Local news accounts indicate a truck hit Coward's car as he headed for work, then dragged it more than 400 feet. In all, nine cars and two trucks were involved. Six other people were injured. The truck driver is charged with involuntary manslaughter.
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[Rescue-Disk]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-26 TC2:01:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

A local sheriff's office has picked up a device credited with saving 300-lives across the country.
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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.
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[SOT@2:33:01.29]
[IN Q=When we first got...]

((MAJ. DELBERT DUDDING/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE: WHEN WE FIRST GOT THEM I WAS KIND OF SKEPTICAL- LIKE WHY DO WE NEED THESE. YOU NEVER KNOW. WE COULD HAVE ANOTHER FLOOD OF '85 AND LAST WEEK, WE DODGED A BULLET AND HOPEFULLY AGAIN THIS WEEK, BUT WE THINK THIS IS A GREAT TOOL FOR OUR OFFICERS TO HAVE.))
[SUPER=01-Maj. Delbert Dudding/Botetourt Co. Sheriff's Office]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=.... our officers to have.]
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[VO-NAT]

Dudding says the 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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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=APRISA]


The Hokies begin week three, but its week one for their ACC debut, the Redskins talk about why they already feel better this season than they did in 2003,
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[VO-NAT]


and a fight breaks out at a Rangers/A's game where a fan is injured.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-181 10024TC]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]
[ENG#=1]


Virginia Tech's long-awaited ACC opener is set for this weekend in Blacksburg against the Duke Blue Devils. Mike Stevens has more on what promises to be a memorable day in more ways than one.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[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]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[NO S2!][S-Redskins]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-168 2:02:14]
[GRAPHIC=Redskins]
[ENG#=3]


The Redskins take on the Giants in week two. Joe Gibbs won his first NFL game in 12 years and the man who has three super bowl rings had an interesting conversation with his wife about this regular season win.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Joe Gibbs/141st Overall NFL Win vs. Tampa Bay; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=.....go on them"]
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[VO-NAT]
[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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Chris Samuels/Redskins Offensive Lineman; :07]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=playing for the victories"]
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[S-Suggs]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-184 33:57]
[GRAPHIC=none]



[ENG#=4]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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

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.
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[S-Tickets]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-176 1:16:36]
[GRAPHIC=UHL]
[ENG#=1]


The Roanoke Civic Center confirmed today that 404 tickets have been sold for the United Hockey League exhibition game
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]

October 9th that matches Richmond against the Missouri River Otters. Only 163 of the season deposit packages have been sold. The UHL is hoping 1500 of these packages are sold by October as a way to gauge fan interest in bringing a league team to Roanoke.
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[S-Marlin]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-182 59:00]
[GRAPHIC=netel cup]
[ENG#=2]


Nextel Cup driver Sterling Marlin will be in Roanoke
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]

Thursday at six at the New Circuit City at Valley View. The first 200 fans who make a 10 dollar donation to Junior Achievement get an autographed hat.
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[S-Fight]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-178 52:15]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]
[ENG#=3]


Texas reliever Frank Francisco has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault after an incident in last night's Oakland game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Oakland, CA; :00]

He threw a chair into the right field box seats, hitting two spectators, leaving one with a broken nose. A confrontation between Rangers players and fans sparked the incident.
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[Vinton-Rescue]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-28 TC1:23:54]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

It answers about 25-hundred calls a year.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Now the town of Vinton is coming to the aid of its rescue squad.
[ENG#=1]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]

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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT@2:40:08.00]
[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]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=.. an exercise room.]
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[VO-NAT]

The mayor says once the building's financed, construction would begin as soon as possible.
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