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Coming up on News 7-
Congress takes action on a military draft bill.
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A dismissed juror gives an inside look at the panel deciding the fate of Richard Burrow.
And the curtain goes up on a renovated and re-christened Roanoke Civic Center auditorium
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[ANCHOR=Shan]


News 7 is next.

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The candidates for Vice President debate issues like the war in Iraq, and what became clear after the attacks of 9/11.

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[IN Q=that we had to go after...]

((...THAT WE HAD TO GO AFTER TERRORISTS AND WE ALSO HAD TO GO AFTER STATE SPONSORS OF TERROR.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 21:05:47 - 21:05:58]

((I MEAN, THE REALITY YOU AND GEORGE BUSH CONTINUE TO TELL THE AMERICAN PEOPLE...THEY DON'T NEED IT EXPLAINED, THEY SEE IT ON THEIR TV.))
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[OUT Q=see it on their TV.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Good evening. I'm Shannon Young.

[Debate]


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Vice President Dick Cheney and Senator John Edwards squared off on their only debate of the campaign tonight.
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Manuel Gallegus is live in Cleveland with more.
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[SUPER=01-Dick Cheney/(R) Vice President;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Vice Presidential Candidate;]
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((THEY'RE ACCUSTOMED TO BEING NUMBER TWO, BUT WITH THE NATION WATCHING CLOSELY, VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY AND SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS WERE FRONT AND CENTER ... IN THEIR FIRST AND ONLY DEBATE OF THE CAMPAIGN. THEY PICKED UP WHERE LAST WEEK'S PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE LEFT OFF -- TALKING ABOUT IRAQ.
(SOT: Vice President Dick Cheney)
(SOT: Sen. John Edwards)

THE TWO MEN DISAGREED ON THE CONNECTION IRAQ HAS TO THE WAR ON TERROR.
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(STANDUP BRIDGE)

THE DEBATE WAS NOT ONLY A CONTRAST IN BELIEFS -- BUT ALSO IN STYLE. BOTH CANDIDATES PLAYED ON THOSE DIFFERENCES DURING THE 90-MINUTE EXCHANGE. CHENEY EMPHASIZED EXPERIENCE.
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EDWARDS EXPRESSED OPTIMISM.
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AT TIMES...THEY WERE BOTH ON THE ATTACK.
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VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES HAVE NOT HAD MUCH IMPACT ON PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN THE PAST. BUT WITH THIS RACE TIGHTENING, BOTH CANDIDATES ARE HOPING TO GIVE THEIR RUNNING MATES A BOOST ... BEFORE FRIDAY'S PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS, CLEVELAND.))
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[Draft]


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As the vice-presidential candidates were warming up for the debate, the House of Representative was putting a military draft bill on ice.
Only two lawmakers, Democrats from Pennsylvania and California, voted for the measure.
Even the bill's Democratic sponsor voted against it.

[Victory-Stadium]


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There will be no football game at Victory Stadium this Friday because of last week's flooding.
The question now is, where will Patrick Henry play its game against Heritage? [***VICTORY STADIUM IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=SHannon & Justin /BAM;]


For some answers we turn to Justin McLeod. So Justin what did you find out?
Shannon, it looks like PH will be traveling to Lynchburg.
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The official game site will be set tomorrow but all indications are the Patriots will play on their opponent's field.
As for Victory Stadium, it could be another week before it's ready.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mina Boyd/Director of Civic Facilities; :25]
[SUPER=01-Doug Ross/Patrick Henry Head Football Coach; 1:08]
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[OUT Q= IN YOUR HOME STADIUM]

((((NAT SOUND OF WASHING DOWN STANDS AT VICTORY STADIUM))
They've been working 16 hour days but Victory Stadium is still a mess.
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[IN Q=We have the people]

((MINA BOYD/ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER: WE HAVE THE PEOPLE, IT'S A NATURE ISSUE.)) [Runs03]
[OUT Q=nature issue]


That's because two large areas on the field are still wet.
Workers tried to wash some of the mud away but were unsuccessful.
They're now hoping plenty of sunshine will finally dry the field.
[SOT 2:05:22]
[IN Q=Should that try]

((MINA BOYD/DIRECTOR OF CIVIC FACILITIES: SHOULD THAT DRY A LITTLE BIT MORE WE PLAN TO MANUALLY RAKE IT FIRST AND THEN AFTER THAT GOING BACK WITH A CART OR TRUCK AND RAKING AND GETTING IT UP.)) [Runs11]
[OUT Q=GETTING IT UP]


Crews will then have to cut the grass and then line the field.
Security fencing also needs to be replaced, and the team locker rooms as well as the bathrooms need another cleaning.
The city hopes to have all of this work completed by next Friday's scheduled game between Patrick Henry and Franklin County.
[SOT 2:03:10]
[IN Q=Hopefully, I hate]

((MINA BOYD/DIRECTOR OF CIVIC FACILITIES: HOPEFULLY, I HATE TO COMMIT TO IT BECAUSE I WOULDN'T WANT TO DISAPPOINT ANYONE.)) [Runs05]
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There's already plenty of disappointment. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF FOOTBALL PRACTICE))
The Patrick Henry Football team will now most likely have to play its homecoming game on the opponents field.
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[IN Q=They've been dressing up]

((DOUG ROSS/PATRICK HENRY H.S. FOOTBALL COACH: THEY'VE BEEN DRESSING UP DIFFERENTLY EACH DAY TO CELEBRATE THE HOMECOMING AND IT'S A DISAPPOINTMENT NOT BEING ABLE TO PLAY IN YOUR HOME STADIUM.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=your home stadium]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


Late tonight, the principal of Patrick Henry announced all homecoming activities for Friday night will be postponed.

However, the homecoming dance will take place as scheduled Saturday night.
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Meantime Shannon, the city is trying to figure out how to pay for all the work at Victory Stadium. City leaders point out the stadium was 150-thousand dollars in the red last year.

[Civic-Center]


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Victory Stadium may not be ready for prime time but the Roanoke Civic Center sure is.
Tonight, the curtain was raised on its multi million dollar facelift.
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The auditorium is now officially called the Roanoke Performing Arts Theater.
Inside, the civic center has spent nearly 350-thousand dollars on improvements.
The biggest change you'll notice is the auditorium which now has a center aisle and brand new cushioned seats.
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[IN Q=Some of the season]

((MINA BOYD/ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER: SOME OF THE SEASON TICKET HOLDERS HAVE BEEN SO EXCITED ABOUT IT THEY'VE CREATED THEIR OWN TOURS AND COME OVER TO LOOK AT THE SEATS, AND THEY'VE ALL BEEN COMPLIMENTARY.))
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[OUT Q=all been complimentary]
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To accommodate the center aisle, the facility lost about 50 seats.
Other improvements include new lighting and a refinished stage.
The city also made its dining buffet area fancier.
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[Burrow]


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The jury in Richard Burrow's federal fraud trial will head back to court tomorrow, trying to reach a verdict on the eight fraud charges he faces.
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Burrow's trial has lasted more than two weeks in Charlottesville's federal court.
The goverment says he deliberately misled banks, donors and the state while raising money to build the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
An alternate juror who was excused from the case this morning says her colleagues have a tough task ahead of them.

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[OUT Q=emotion of the trial.]
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Deliberations will resume at 9 a-m Wednesday.
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[NNEO]


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A report of missing money and mis-mangement at the Northwest Neighborhood Environmental Organization has prompted a war of words... even allegations of defamation.
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Alvin Nash of the Blue Ridge Housing Development Corporation submitted a report in late August. He concluded the organization hasn't been auditted, hasn't even paid withholding taxes. The agency was repleat with phony books and missing money. Former N-N-E-O Director Susheela Shende (suh-SHEILA SHEN-dee) says she was maligned by the report in a reference to her firm's contract on the Fifth Street Gateway Project.
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[IN Q=There are significant]

((SUSHEELA SHENDE/FORMER NNEO EXEC DIR: THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT ERRORS, BECAUSE THERE HAS BEEN NO CONFLICT OF INTEREST OR ETHICAL MISCONDUCT. ALVIN NASH/BLUE RIDGE HOUSING DEV CORP: WE'VE NOT IMPUGNED OR DONE ANYTHING TO ANYBODY'S CHARACTER OR MADE ANY CONCLUSIONS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. WE'VE SIMPLY REPORTED THE TRUTH.))
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[OUT Q=reported the truth.]
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Shende claims Nash has a conflict of interest, pointing out his report proposes that Blue Ridge Housing assume her firm's contract on Gateway project.
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Still ahead, why the health department's asking some Virginians to skip their flu shot this year.
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And he often complained about it, but ended up getting lots of it.
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[IN Q=I don't get]

((I DON'T GET NO RESPECT AT ALL, NO RESPECT AT ALL.))
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[OUT Q=no respect at all DOUBLE OUT]
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MOre on the passing of Rodney Dangerfield when News 7 returns.
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[Sports-preview]


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(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as Junior gets fined and docked points. The Red Sox clock the Angels to open the playoffs. Plus, Cave Spring hooks up with Salem in volleyball tonight. And Saturday's UHL exhibition isn't exactly a hot ticket. Tonight on the Big 7.))
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If you're healthy, please go without or delay getting a flu shot this year.
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[SUPER=@File;]

That's the request of health officials in Virginia who want to save the vaccine for people at high risk of serious complications if they catch the disease. The company that makes about half the flu vaccine for the United States had its license suspended in Britain today. British health officials cite problems at the plant but wouldn't provide specifics. The move could mean major flu shot shortages in the U.S.
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[Rodney-Dangerfield]


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It's time to pay last respects to the man who swore he never got any. Rodney Dangerfield died today at the age of 82. Drew Levinson looks back at the comic's life.
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((SOT: (Dangerfield) Thats the story of my life, I get no respect.

If one line could fuel thousands of jokes, Rodney Dangerfield had it.
SOT: (Dangerfield) Every time I get in an elevator, the operator says the same thing to me..basement.. I went to the z

oo, and the lion kept going like this to me (makes hand gestures) On stage and in the movies, Rodney Dangerfield made people laugh
SOT: (Dangerfield) You were the inspiration for twin beds

His movie career didn't take off till his mid-fifties, but when it did, the comic became a house-hold name.
SOT: (Dangerfield) This is the worst had I ever saw. If you buy a hat like this, you get a free bowl of soup. It look

s good on you though. In the 1980s, Dangerfield teamed with Ted Knight. Bill Murray and Chevy Chase in Caddy Shack. He followed that cult classic with another hit.Easy Money. In 1986, Dangerfield went back to school. Despite his commercial success, Dangerfield battled depression during his life. In a 1986 interview, the comic said that he was never able to overcome a troubled childhood.
SOT: (Dangerfield) I got the wrong deal in life, even with all of the success and money..whatever you want ok.

Dangerfield found happiness with his second wife, Joan. She was his constant companion late in his life, and one of the few people Dangerfield said could make him laugh. Rodney on the other hand made millions laugh.
SOT: (Dangerfield) Its not easy being me, when I was born, the doctor told my mother I did all I could, but he pulled

through anyway The man who said he couldn't get any respect earned plenty of it from an allegiance of fans. Drew Levinson CBS News. ))

[Mt-St-Helens]


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Another burst at Mount St. Helens this morning
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[VO-NAT]
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sent a cloud of steam rising over the crater rim. Scientists say today's burst came up from several vents, meaning that things below may be breaking up and moving. Hot magma beneath the surface appears to be moving higher very quickly. At a meeting today a U-S-G-S spokeman said pressure was building back up after the mini-eruption.
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[IN Q=It's gonna build up]

((CARL THORNBER/USGS SPOKESPERSON; IT'S GONNA BUILD UP AGAIN AND IT'LL PROBABLY REPEAT THIS PROCESS UM AND THAT'S THE WAY WE'RE LOOKING AT IT AND AS WE'VE BEEN SAYING ALL ALONG WE'RE GOING TO GET REPEATED ERUPTIONS OF THIS SORT AND AS I SAID THEY DO SEEM TO BE GETTING A LITTLE LARGER. ))
[SUPER=01-Carl Thornber/USGS Spokesperson;]
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[OUT Q=a little larger.]
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Officials say there is new magma coming into the system- although there is no physical evidence that any has reached the surface.
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One week after major flooding, the Red Cross is ready to close its shelter.
But still ahead, that doesn't mean everyone's found a home.
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Plus this may be the world's luckiest pilot.
How he survived two crashes at sea when News 7 returns.
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[Flood-Victims]


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The Roanoke Valley Red Cross says it will shut down its shelter at the Salem Civic Center tomorrow night.
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[SUPER=03-Salem;]

The shelter opened to flood victims last Tuesday. But, officials say the civic center will need that space for other events. About 35-people remain at the shelter. But, some like Gary and Sharon Davis, have already found homes.
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[IN Q=we went]

((GARY DAVIS/FOUND A HOME TODAY; WE WENT AND LOOKED AT IT A WHILE AGO, AND FELL IN LOVE IN WITH IT, AND THE MAN JUST CALLED ME BACK AND SAID YOU YEAH, YOU CAN HAVE IT 22))
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For others, like single mother of two, Debbie Worrell, finding a new home is taking a little longer than hoped.
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[IN Q=I'm kinda]

((DEBBIE WORRELL/STILL LOOKING FOR A HOME: I'M KINDA STUCK B/T A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE RIGHT NOW, TRYING TO FIND A NEW HOME, BUT NOT HAVING ANY INCOME 37))
[SUPER=01-Debbie Worrell/Still Looking for a Home;]
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[OUT Q=having any income]
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The Red Cross says it will continue to work with people to make sure they aren't left homeless. Last week, the agency announced a goal to raise 250-thousand dollars for its Disaster Relief Fund. So far, it's raised less than 20-percent of that.
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High school news from PH, James River and the volleyball front, plus Dale Junior gets punished, and the Sox and Cardinals do some punishing for first tonight's Extra Point -
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Season; :00]

The Roundhouse will once again host hockey this Saturday night as the UHL brings an exhibition game to town. So far interest has been lukewarm at best. Civic Center officials say only 557 tickets have been sold, another 447 will be given away, meaning just over 1000 fans will be in attendance Saturday night.
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[S-PH]


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As Justin told us earlier in the newscast the state of Victory Stadium has completely disrupted Patrick Henry high school's homecoming this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Instead of playing at home and crowning a king, PH will have to drive an hour on 460 and set up shop against Heritage at Lynchburg's City Stadium Friday night.
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[OUT Q=...MOVING OUT THERE.]
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[vo nat con't]
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And there's no guarantee anyone will play at Victory Stadium again this season. Remember in 1985 - the flood came in November and PH had to play its regular season finale and all of its playoff games in Salem.
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High school volleyball tonight in Salem as the Spartans hosted Cave Spring.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Cave Spring vs. Salem; :00]

Salem head coach David Turk knew it would take his team's best effort to put down the Knights. But for the most part it was the Knights' Stacy Craighead putting down the ball. Look at the nice set and spike right between two Spartans. Later, Cave Spring would plant another one into the hardwood as number 9 Maggie Wagner just hammers one for another point. Salem would finally put an end to that mess as Kelli Ogilvie blocks it back into the Cave court for the Salem point. But Cave Spring wins the match 3 games to 1 to improve to 11-and-1.
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James River won the Region C gold tournament today at Draper Valley by edging Galax by a single stroke. Both teams will advance to the state tournament next week in Big Stone Gap. The Knights' Marshall Bailey was the low individual with a two under par round of 70. James River, under head coach John Shotwell, has not lost a match all season.

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NASCAR chase for the championship got flipped upside down today as NASCAR docked Dale Earnhardt Jr. 25 championship driver points and fined him 10 thousand dollars for firing off a four letter word after Sunday's race in Victory Lane.
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Many of the benefactors were in Martinsville today testing and commenting on the penalties.
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[SUPER=01-Kurt Busch/New Nextel Cup Points Leader; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Third in Nextel Cup Points; :26]
[SUPER=01-Jeremy Mayfield/10th in Nextel Cup Points; :55]
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[OUT Q=......good shape here"]
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[S-MLB]


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Major League Baseball's divisional series opened today with three of the four matchups firing the initial games of their respective series.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/ESPN; :00]

The high powered St. Louis Cardinals tied the major league record for the most homers in a postseason game as they hit five out of their home park to whip the Los
[SUPER=35-Los Angeles/3/St. Louis/8/Cards Lead 1-to-0;]

Angeles Dodgers 8-to-3 in game one of the best of five series. Game two is Thursday night in St. Louis.
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[S-Sox]


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The Red Sox also but a hurting on the other California team in the race for the pennant on the American League side.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Anaheim, CA/ESPN; :00]

Boston took care of business with a seven run fourth inning that was highlighted with this Manny Ramirez blast to the DisneyLand debris in center field. Curt Schilling took care of the Angels giving up nine
[SUPER=35-Boston/9/Anaheim/3/Red Sox Lead 1-to-0;]

hits over 6 and two thirds innings. Boston wins 9-to-3. The teams play again tomorrow night in Anaheim.
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[S-Beamer]


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Tech fans are hoping to help Wake Forest achieve just its 14th sellout in 37 this Saturday at Groves Stadium. Frank Beamer is excited about returning to Winston-Salem. It's a place he frequented as a child and was supposed to visit while in high school.
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[go to aprisa 12001] And you can watch the Demon Deacons and Hokies right here Saturday at Noon.
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[TOSS TO BREAK]

[Rescued-Pilot]


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You could say luck was on his side-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Honolulu, HI;]

67-year old Ray Clamback spent more than seven hours treading water in the open ocean after crashing his plane about 750 miles south of Oahu, Hawaii. After being spotted by coast guard rescuers and climbing into a life raft he spent ANOTHER nine hours waiting for a rescue ship. He was eventually picked up by a Los Angeles bound cargo ship.
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[SOT :36 - :42]
[IN Q=The airplane sank]

((CMDR. BILL ADICKES/U. S. COAST GUARD; THE AIRPLANE SANK ALMOST IMMEDIATELY AND THERE WERE NO PIECES OF DEBRIS LEFT THAT WERE BIGGER THAN SAY A LUNCHBOX.))
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[OUT Q=say a lunchbox.]
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[VO-NAT]

This isn't the first time Clamback has been rescued by the coast guard. Back in 1999 he ditched another plane off Hawaii and had to be rescued.
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