[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=JEan]

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


A vet who served with John Kerry is in town talking about the candidate.
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[VO-NAT]


A London for DC flight is diverted- turns out a singer turned up on a watchlist.
We'll hear from an Afghani woman about college at Ferrum-
And some new pictures.. home video of one of last week's tornados locally.
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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 09]


The latest big lawsuit against big tobacco. The federal government wants tobacco giants to pay BIG money.
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[SOT 15]
[IN Q=]

((WE HAVE EVIDENCE THAT THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY OVER A FIFTY YEAR PERIOD HAVE ENGAGED IN WHAT IS REALLY A MASSIVE FRAUD.))

[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=a mssive fraud.]
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]



[Tobacco-Suit]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 @ 11]
[ENG#=3]


This time it's not about whether smoking is bad for you, but whether the tobacco companies conspired to hide just how bad it really is.
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[VO-NAT]


The government is seeking 280 billion dollars from cigarette makers for what it alleges was a coordinated fraud over the years to hide the addictive and deadly nature of their products-
Prosecutors say it's a conspiracy that goes all the way back to the 1950's and those first enticing commercials.
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[SOT 40]

((ROBERT MCCALLUM/ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY GENERAL: WHAT YOU WILL SEE IS A VERY SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE OF PAST CONDUCT THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE IN TERMS OF CORPORATE FRAUD.))
[SUPER=01-Robert McCallum/Associate Attorney General;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=corporate fraud.]
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[VO-NAT]


Big tobacco will argue that under a 1998 agreement with state governments to pay back 250 billion for health related costs, it's already learned its lessons. It now fully discloses research into its products and bans marketing to children.
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[SOT1;01]

((WILLIAM OHLEMEYER/ALTRIA: THE GOVERNMENT HAS GAVE SHORT SHIFT AND IN MANY INSTANCES IGNORED THE PROFOUND CHANGES THAT HAVE OCCURRED IN THE CIGARETTE BUSINESS.))
[SUPER=01-William Ohlemeyer/Altria Group Counsel;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=in the cigarette business.]
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[VO-NAT]


The case is expected to last well into next year with some 300 witnesses.
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[Kerry-Veteran]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-38 TC06:48]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=4]


The Vietnam-era military service of both Presidential candidates has been a hot topic... and it was tonight in Roanoke County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


A Vietnam veteran who served with Senator John Kerry rallied area Democrats.
Skip Barker was in the Navy and served on swift boat operations with Kerry.
Barker believes Kerry's record in Vietnam is an indicator of how he would serve the country as Commander in Chief.


Barker hopes fellow veterans will help the Massachusetts Senator carry Virginia.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think]

((SKIP BARKER/VIETNAM VETERAN; I THINK VETERANS CAN IDENTIFY WITH AND FOLLOW AND VOTE FOR A LEADER WHO HAS BEEN IN SERVICE AND BEEN IN COMBAT, VOLUNTEERED TO SERVE HIS COUNTRY WHEN DUTY CALLED, BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT THOSE VETERANS DID.))
[SUPER=01-Skip Barker/Vietnam Veteran]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=what those veterans did.]
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[VO-NAT]


Other veterans who served with Kerry in Vietnam have criticized his actions during the war and his conduct after he returned to the U-S.
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[Bush-UN]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]
[ENG#=1]


President Bush took his case for the war in Iraq to the United Nations today- He said the only way to react to
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[VO-NAT 03]


violence is to prevail .. not to retreat.
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[SOT 14]
[IN Q=]

((EVERY NATION THAT WANTS PEACE WILL SHARE THE BENEFITS OF A FREER WORLD- AND EVERY NATION THAT SEEKS PEACE HAS AN OBLIGATION TO HELP BUILD THAT WORLD.))
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=to help build that world.]
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[VO-NAT]


The President also met today with Afghanistan's interim president-
Hamid Karzai (Hah-mid Car-zigh) told the U-N leaders Afghanistan is on the road to recovery- but he said there are many challenges to building a stable democracy.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=none]


Karzai said remnants of terrorists continue to attack Afghans including children- he says presidential elections next month in his country will be a huge milestone in the country's journey.

[Mina-Ayob]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-39 TC02:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


So is life really better in Afghanistan and are Americans seen as liberators?
For the answer, you have to look no further than a Ferrum College student. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now with her story. Justin?
Jean, it's been nearly three years since U.S. Forces toppled the Taliban.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


And an Afghani native says it was well worth it.
She recently returned home and believes the struggle for independence has been surprisingly successful.
[ENG#=2]
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[SUPER=03-Ferrum; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mina Ayob/Ferrum College Junior; :32]
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[OUT Q=I WAS SURPRISED, I WAS PLEASED]

((((NAT SOUND OF MINA TYPING))
The fact that Mina Ayob is typing and in school is pretty amazing when you consider she couldn't under Taliban rule in Afghanistan.
[SOT 11:44:23]
[IN Q=During the Taliban]

((MINA AYOB/FERRUM COLLEGE JUNIOR: DURING THE TALIBAN THERE WAS NO LIFE FOR THE WOMEN.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=for the women]


That's partly why Mina left Afghanistan for America, specifically Franklin County.
She's here under a scholarship set up by Ferrum College for Afgahni women.
When we met her two years ago, Mina could barely speak any English. Times have changed.
[SOT 11:34:25]
[IN Q=I feel very]

((MINA AYOB: I FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE NOW. EVERYTHING IS GETTING EASIER DAY BY DAY. I AM FEELING GOOD NOW.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=good now]


A feeling made easier by all the friends she's made here at Ferrum.
When Mina isn't excelling in the classroom, she's often traveling.
She's been to places like New York, D.C., and Boston.
[SOT 11:38:19]
[IN Q=The most incredible]

((MINA AYOB: THE MOST INCREDIBLE ADVENTURE WAS GOING TO FLORIDA, TO DISNEY WORLD. THAT WAS AWESOME.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=THAT WAS AWESOME]


Even more awesome was a trip Mina recently made.
When she arrived in America, she was told she could not go home because of potential visa trouble.
But unexpectedly she was allowed to return to Afghanistan this summer.
[SOT 11:41:52]
[IN Q=The most important]

((MINA AYOB: THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WAS PEOPLE LOOKED VERY HAPPY.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=VERY HAPPY]


Mina says there's a lot of rebuilding in her hometown of Kabul and that Americans are seen as liberators.
She says there is now plenty of hope in Afghanistan especially among women.
[SOT 11:43:52]
[IN Q=Nowadays, the women]

((MINA AYOB: NOWADAYS, THE WOMEN CAN DO ANYTHING. I WAS SURPRISED. I WAS PLEASED.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=i was surprised, i was pleased]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


Mina hopes to please her family by returning to Afghanistan after graduation next year.
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEan & Justin /BAM;]


Jean, she plans to continue her education and eventually become a doctor.

[Henry-Tornado]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-23 TC2:00:34]
[GRAPHIC=Tornado]
[ENG#=3]


Residents of Henry County heard the tornado coming when it touched down near Fieldale on Friday afternoon.
But it was the vibration of the ground that startled Wayne Warrick.
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[SOT UP FULL OF STORM]
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((NAT TORNADO))
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./Home Video;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=NAT TORNADO]
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[VO-NAT]


Warrick lives on Floyd Henley Drive- not far from the CP Films plant that was damaged by the storm.
He picked up his video camera and recorded the conditions as the tornado narrowly missed his neighborhood.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When the ground shook like it did]

((WHEN THE GROUND SHOOK LIKE IT DID, I KNEW THAT STORM HAD SOME POWER.)) ((I HAD TO REACH FOR THE RAIL TO TRY TO HELP MYSELF STAND UP. WHERE I WAS OUT AWAY FROM IT I HAD TO LEAN OVER TO IT AND GRAB A HOLD OF IT. BUT THE HOUSES SHOOK. EVERYBODY'S HOUSE ON THE ROAD SHOOK, NOT JUST OURS.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Warrick/Henry Co. Resident; :13 quick]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=not just ours.]
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[VO-NAT]


Warrick was monitoring News 7 Weather on his television and Weatherbug on his computer as the storm approached.


He admits he may have been foolish not to take cover, but says he wanted to capture the tornado on videotape.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Warrick feels fortunate the storm turned away from his home, and now says his thoughts are with his neighbors in Virginia and North Carolina who were not so lucky.





[Burrow]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-30 TC54:47]
[GRAPHIC=Richard Burrow]
[ENG#=4]


The first day of testimony has been completed in the second federal fraud trial of Richard Burrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville]


The former director of the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford faces ten fraud charges for allegedly misleading banks and donors into loaning money to help build the memorial.
Prosecutors say Burrow's actions helped sink the Memorial into five million dollars worth of debt it is still trying to pay off.
Burrow's first trial ended in a hung jury in December of 2002.
His attorneys say Burrow was assured that all his fundraising techniques were legal and that he acted with good intent.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]
[ENG#=APRISA]


Virginia Tech hopes students take a lesson from the death of a student.
More on the case when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus he used to be known as Cat Stevens, but the singer's Muslim name is now causing him trouble in the U-S.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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[ENG#=1]
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[SOT]
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[OUT Q=in sports"]
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[Plane-Diverted]

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


A plane headed from London to Washington... was diverted today to Maine- after a male passenger was matched to a federal watchlist.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bangor, ME; :00 QUICK!!!]


Now it turns out that person was the singer.. formerly known as Cat Stevens.
Stevens has gone by the Muslim name.. Yusuf Islam since the late 70's.
United Airlines Flight 919 had already taken off from London en route to Dulles International when the match was made.
Federal agents met the plane at Bangor International Airport this afternoon.
A Homeland Security spokesman says Islam will be put on the first available flight out of the country tomorrow.
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[Iraq-Hostage]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=bda]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=IRaq]
[ENG#=2]

For the second time in two days, an American civilian held hostage in Iraq has reportedly been beheaded by his kidnappers.
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[VO-NAT]

An Islamic website said that Jack Hensley- a civilian contractor from suburban Atlanta- was executed today- 24 hours after the group's deadline passed. A short time later, a body was found.
[SUPER=03-Marietta, GA;]

Late today, Hensley's family continued to wait for confirmation. Hensley's wife, Patty released this statement:
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[SOT :35 - :44]
[IN Q=The world has]

((JAKE HALEY/HENSLEY FAMILY SPOKESMAN; THE WORLD HAS LOST SOME EXCEPTIONAL INDIVIDUALS WHO TRULY CARE ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE'S LIVES AND CULTURES. WE ARE AT PEACE THAT THEY ARE WITH THEIR LORD.))
[SUPER=01-Patty Hensley/Wife of Jack Hensley;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=with their Lord.]
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[VO-NAT]

The kidnappers are demanding the U-S release all Muslim women from American prisons in Iraq. If the report of the U-S killing is confirmed- it appears the only surviving hostage of the three taken last week is Ken Bigley- a 62 year old engineer from England.
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[Tech-Death]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-24 TC1:34:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

Alcohol poisoning may be to blame for the death of a Virginia Tech student.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Friends found 23 year old Thomas Ryan Hauser dead in their home on Center Street early Sunday morning. Police say he and friends had been bar hopping in downtown Blacksburg the night before and he had to be carried to a friend's house. Counseling is now available for students. University officials are hoping everyone learns a valuable lesson from Hauser's death.
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[SOT: 27:13:00 ]
[IN Q=If you choose to ]

((ED SPENCER: IF YOU CHOOSE TO DRINK THAT YOU DO SO RESPONSIBILITY. :16 AND THAT IF YOU SEE SOMEONE ELSE THAT IS NOT BEING RESPONSIBLE. THAT YOU TAKE CARE OF HIM OR HER AND TRY TO PREVENT SUCH TRAGEDIES FROM OCCURRING.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Spencer/VT Student Affairs;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=from occuring]
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[VO-NAT]

Hauser's body was taken to the medical examiner for an autopsy. Plans for a memorial service are still in the works.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]
[ENG#=APRISA]


It can have devestating financial effects... and many Americans don't even know what it is.
Still ahead, your credit score and how to make sure it's a good one.
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[VO-NAT]


And one man's high-energy effort to make the ride to and from school just a little more pleasant.
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[Commercial]

[Credit-Reports]


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


Here's a question for you. Do you know your credit score? Do you even know what a credit score is?
If you don't have the answer, you're not alone.
A new report by the consumer federation of America found not only do many people NOT know their credit score- they also don't realize how a bad one could affect their financial future.
Julie Vallese has more on how to turn a low score into a good score.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stephen Brobeck/Consumer Federation of America; :11]
[SUPER=01-Julie Vallese/Reporting; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=I'm Julie Vallese.]

((APPLY FOR A MORTGAGE, REQUEST UTILITY SERVICE, SHOP FOR A CAR OR EVEN SUBMIT A JOB APPLICATION AND YOUR CREDIT SCORE MAY BE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YES OR NO.
--SOT--

Employers are using credit scores to judge reliability. BUT MANY CONSUMERS DON'T KNOW THAT. IN A SURVEY BY CONSUMER FEDERATION OF AMERICA, MOST CONSUMERS DO KNOW LENDERS USE CREDIT SCORES BUT HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE SCORE MEASURES.
--SOT--

i don't know anything about it. AND FOR THOSE CONSUMERS WHO SAY THEY KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT CREDIT SCORES, THEIR BELIEFS COULD BE FALSE. STEPHEN BROBECK/CONSUMER FEDERATION OF AMERICA: Most consumers do not understand these scores are based solely on the record of past credit use, not on personal characteristics such as income, age or marital status. 600 OR BELOW IS BAD - ABOVE 700 IS GOOD...HIGHER THAN 750 - REALLY GOOD. BUT CREDIT SCORES CAN DIFFER DEPENDING ON WHICH OF THE THREE CREDIT BUREAUS IS DOING THE SCORING AND ON HOW PERSONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION IS WEIGHED. JULIE VALLESE/REPORTING: POOR BILL-PAYING USUALLY MEANS A LOWER RATING -- BUT IMPROVING A CREDIT SCORE IS AT HAND. BY LIMITING THE NUMBER OF THESE YOU HAVE AND HOW OFTEN YOU APPLY FOR A NEW ONE. PAY OFF DEBT, DON'T JUST MOVE IT AROUND. CHECK YOUR CREDIT REPORT TO MAKE SURE IT'S ERROR-FREE AND DO AS THIS WOMAN DOES. I pay my bills, that's the best thing I do- pay my bills properly.
WHICH MEANS ON TIME ---- EVERY TIME.

IN WASHINGTON, I'M JULIE VALLESE.))

[Coast-Guard]


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

It was a game of cat and mouse today on the high seas. The Russian coastguard opened fire on a poacher trawler from Taiwan following an 18 hour pursuit.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Southern Kuril Islands, Russia;]

The incident occurred when a schooner failed to respond to calls from Russian border guards to let an inspection team on board. Instead the Russians say the schooner increased its speed and headed for international waters. The Russian air force opened fire in the vicinity of the ship. When that failed to stop the schooner, orders were given to attack the boat's machinery. When the vessel was finally stopped authorities found 200 tons of illegally fished seafood- worth about 300-thousand dollars in US currency.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=EXTRA]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]
[ENG#=APRISA]


High school volleyball, Tech elevates an assistant men's basketball coach, and Tech football media day, but first our extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]

The Utah Jazz will retire John Stockton's number 12 jersey this November after a spectacular 19 year career with the team. The point guard retired after the 2002-2003 season. He averaged a double double for his career, scoring 13. 1 points while dishing out 10.5 assists per game. He also averaged only 2.82 turnovers a contest.
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[S-Volley]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-170 2:03:52]
[GRAPHIC=volleyball]
[ENG#=1]


Lets start with some high school volleyball, Cave Spring against William Byrd tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Terriers vs. Knights; :00]


The Knight coach Tamilin Tannis has an able assistant, her husband Mark.
In the first game, we pick it up with the score dead locked at 23 a piece. Cave Spring's Jennifer Harvey serves, William Byrd's Katie Breene takes advantage of a solid set and drives home the kill.
Kendra Bush is gonna serve for Byrd. The Knights show some touch when Katherine Jetton (jet-TON) taps [SUPER=34-C

ave Spring/3/William Byrd/1;]the ball over the net, 26-25 Cave.
Byrd comes back and watch this incredible rally as both teams turn back blistering spikes, the Terriers Blair Bullock with the kill. Byrd wins the first game only to watch the Knights take the next three as they win 3-1.
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[S-Greenberg]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-168 2:04:06]
[GRAPHIC=Tech]
[ENG#=2]


Virginia Tech has promoted Brad Greenberg to the associate head men's basketball coach position.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Brad joined the Hokies and his brother, head coach Seth Greenberg, in 2003. His roles are scouting, game and practice preparations and player development. Greenberg and the Hokies, who were 15 and 14 last year, open this season November 19th at the Cassell against Loyola.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-184 4033TC]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]
[ENG#=4]


Virginia Tech takes on N.C. State in Blacksburg Saturday. Tech leads the series 23-17 and 4. But Mike Stevens says Mike Imoh's new start and heroes, not two school's histories made up a good bit of media day.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Imoh/Returns From Three Game Suspension; :16]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/Virginia Tech Quarterback; :39]
[SUPER=01-Justin Hamilton/Virginia Tech Tailback; :52]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/2-1-1 Against N.C. State; 1:23]
[SUPER=03-Landover, MD/August 28; 1:34]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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(( Mike Imoh fumbled away his chance to be an offensive leader on this team when he was suspended for the first three games of the season. Saturday he returns anxious to play and thankful for his second chance. ((MIKE IMOH:)) Frank Beamer says Imoh will get plenty of chances to make something happen against the Wolfpack, and his versatility will be needed against the nation's number one rated defense. ((JUSTIN HAMILTON:)) ((BRYAN RANDALL:)) ((STANDUP:)) ((FRANK BEAMER:)) On the injury front - Xavier Adibi , who tore his right bicep against Southern Cal and was feared lost for the season, is recovering amazingly well. There is a chance he may be back by the Georgia Tech game. In Blacksburg, Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))

[S-Chuck]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-182 59:28]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]
[ENG#=1]


In 1992, their most recent meeting, Coach Beamer and his Hokies played N.C. State to a 13-13 tie. Beamer last coached against Chuck Amato in 1999, in the national championship game, when the N.C. State head coach was with Florida State. While his experience with Tech is minimal, he knows a great deal about VT football.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Amato/N.C. State Head Football Coach; :08]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=.....up there and play"]
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-180 1:20:03]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


A 3 and OH start isn't the only reason Al Groh is in a good mood. A few of his players have also given him reason to be happy about the 12th ranked Cavaliers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


Some of his props went to defensive tackle Chris Canty this week. Canty is averaging nearly 8 tackles a game and has registered six tackles for loss.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Football Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=......quite a bit"]
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[VO=NAT]


Canty leads UVa in tackles and tackles for loss.
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[S-Marlin]


[ANCHOR=stve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-172 2:02:04]
[GRAPHIC=Nextel Cup]
[ENG#=3]


The MBNA America 400 is the next stop for the Nextel circuit this Sunday at Dover.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Sterling Marlin, who visited Roanoke recently, did not make the top 10 in points and will not race for the championship.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]

Marlin agrees the new point system helped television ratings but, except for 10 lucky drivers and sponsors, who made the 10 race shootout for the title, he says there are some unhappy investors out there.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Sterling Marlin/18th in Nextel Cup Points; :03]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=.......works out"]
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[TOSS TO BREAK]

[Traffic-Guard]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-36 TC19:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


A school crossing guard in Franklin County is pulling out all the stops to keep people safe and happy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

Keith Holly does more than just control traffic -- he stops traffic with his entertaining moves. Holly says when he first started his job two years ago, he noticed a lot of parents weren't smiling when they dropped their kids off at school. So, after watching a few music videos and the high school band, he decided to do something about it.
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[SOT 6:37]
[IN Q=AND NOW]

((KEITH HOLLY/FRANKLIN CO. SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD; AND NOW TODAY, WE NOTICE THAT EVERYBODY SMILING SALUTING WAVING, I MEAN THAT'S A PLUS 45))
[SUPER=01-Keith Holly/Franklin Co. School Crossing Guard;]
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[OUT Q=that's a plus]
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[VO-NAT]

Holly and his partner are so appreciated, that they received TWO car loads full of gifts last Christmas. He says even though he likes to make people smile, his first priority is to keep them safe.
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