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Coming up on News 7-
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Fallout from the flood hits Roanoke.
Why a soggy Victory Stadium is spelling defeat for city leaders. Plus, Kobe's accuser make soon be made public. A federal judge says she's can't be allowed to stay anonymous. And, Mt. St. Helens may be stringing thrill seekers along but a volcano in Mexico is delivering.
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[ANCHOR=Shan]

News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[ENG#=2]
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[VO-NAT]


As the bill for cleanup at Victory Stadium continues to rise, critics say Roanoke can learn a lesson from other cities when dealing with floods.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[Flood-Costs]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-38 TC43:56]
[GRAPHIC=Victory Stadium]
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Many have asked: Is Victory Stadium worth saving? Last week's flood has put a new variable in the equation: how much it costs to clean up after a major flood.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week]


We contacted the city of Roanoke and got numbers from the last five years and the great flood of 1985.
We were told the city only tracks expenditures for major disasters that require state or federal funds.
The flood in February 2003 cost 276-thousand dollars for clean up and damage to equipment at Victory Stadium.
The flood in 1985 added up to more than 155-thousand dollars.
Damage estimates for last week's flood already top 100-thousand dollars.
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[Stadium-Cleanup]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-40 TC12:37]
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Supporters of Victory Stadium and parents of Patrick Henry students are outraged the stadium is still not ready.
Some are questioning whether politics are too blame. [***VICTORY STADIUM IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is back on the Victory Stadium beat tonight. Justin, what do city leaders say?
Shannon, they strongly deny they're playing politics.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


The field is finally dry enough for cleanup work to begin tomorrow but critics say the real mess is at city hall.
[ENG#=4]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Link/Victory Stadium Supporter; :14]
[SUPER=01-Mina Boyd/Civic Center Facilities Manager; :52]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=STADIUM TO SURVIVE]

((((NAT SOUND OF TOM SAYING AT 16:50:18 "TIMING IS EVERYTHING, I THINK THEY'VE WAITED TOO LONG"))
When Tom Link visits Victory Stadium he sees a muddy mess.
He like many others are angry Patrick Henry has to play its homecoming football game in Lynchburg on Friday.
[SOT 16:42:16:42]
[IN Q=How can you have]

((TOM LINK/VICTORY STADIUM SUPPORTER: HOW CAN YOU HAVE A HOMECOMING THAT'S NOT AT HOME. IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=doesn't make sense]


Especially when you consider other places in the flood plain are back to normal.
Take the Moyer Sports Complex.
This is how it looked during the flood.
A week later, it's a whole different ballgame.
[SOT 16:41:29]
[IN Q=Moyers sports complex]

((TOM LINK/VICTORY STADIUM SUPPORTER: MOYERS SPORTS COMPLEX IN SALEM IS READY TO GO FOR A BIG TOURNAMENT THEY'RE HAVING THIS WEEKEND, AND THEY'VE GOT PLAYABLE FIELDS AND THE DIFFERENCE IS A PLAN WAS IN PLACE.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=was in place]


The Civic Center which is in charge of Victory Stadium admits its hands are tied.
It has no full-time staff dedicated to the Stadium. In fact, this week only one staff person has been working at Victory Stadium. (SHOTS OF GUY SPRAYING DOWN STANDS ON OTHER TAPE)
[SOT 2:04:05 (OTHER TAPE)]
[IN Q=They've worked]

((MINA BOYD/CIVIC CENTER FACILITIES MANAGER: THEY'VE WORKED AROUND THE CLOCK TRYING TO GET IT DONE. THE OTHER HALF HERE AT THE CIVIC CENTER BECAUSE THIS IS THE BUSIEST WEEK FOR US.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=week for us]


But is it all a staffing issue? Supporters of Victory Stadium wonder if the city manager is playing politics.
[SOT 16:47:44]
[IN Q=It is my personal]

((TOM LINK/VICTORY STADIUM SUPPORTER: IT IS MY PERSONAL BELIEF AND I AM SORRY TO SAY THAT I DO BELIEVE MRS. BURCHAM HAS HER OWN AGENDA AND DOES NOT WANT VICTORY STADIUM TO SURVIVE.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=stadium to survive] ))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


The facilities manager for the Civic Center says that's untrue.
Mina Boyd points out the city manager or someone from her staff has called everyday asking about the cleanup at Victory Stadium.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM;]


Shannon, city council is expected to talk about this tomorrow and you can be sure there will be some fireworks.

[Farm-Flood]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rde]
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Farmers faired better than most in last week's flooding.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Riner;]

Agents with the Agriculture Extension say there was less than 20-thousand dollars in damage to farms in Montgomery, Giles, Pulaski and Floyd counties. Farmers reported mild crop losses and minor fence and property damage. Farmers say all the rain has actually helped make this one of the best growing seasons in years.
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[Burrow]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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After two days of deliberations, the jury in the fraud case against former D-Day Memorial Director Richard Burrow gave up.
And for a second time, Judge James Turk declared a mistrial.
Steve Smallshaw has more on the latest step in this long-running legal saga.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lois Thomas/Juror; :16]
[SUPER=01-Carole Harding/Juror; :36]
[SUPER=01-Richard Burrow/Former D-Day Memorial Director; :55]
[SUPER=01-John Lichtenstein/Burrow's Attorney; 1:07]
[SUPER=@ssm1; 1:19]
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[WMD-Report]


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With just a few weeks to go before next month's election, the man who led the search for Iraq's weapons of mass destruction made it official-
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[SOT :21 - :28]
[IN Q=It is clear]

((CHARLES DUELFER/CHIEF US WEAPONS INSPECTOR; IT IS CLEAR THAT SADDAM CHOSE NOT TO HAVE WEAPONS AT THE POINT IN TIME BEFORE THE WAR.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Duelfer/Chief US Weapons Inspector;]
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[OUT Q=before the war.]
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[VO-NAT]

Not only did Saddam Hussein NOT have weapons- officials have concluded he didn't have the programs to build them either. The one-thousand page report delivered to the Senate Armed Services Committee was based on physical searches, captured documents and interviews with Saddam and other captured Iraqis. As for the claim that Iraq was rebuilding its nuclear weapons program- that was proven wrong.
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[SOT :59 - 1:04]
[IN Q=During the course]

((DURING THE COURSE OF THE FOLLOWING 12 YEARS IRAQ'S ABILITY TO PRODUCE A WEAPON DECAYED STEADILY.))
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[OUT Q=decayed steadily.]
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[VO-NAT]

Democrats say the report nailed the door shut on any justification for the war. However- Duelfer DID find evidence Saddam was trying to undermine economic sanctions hoping to one day resume weapon production.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]

Meanwhile, a massive overhaul of the U-S intelligence community was approved by the Senate today.
The bill calls for changes that address the Nine-Eleven commission's complaints that the nation's spy agencies don't work together properly to deter terrorist attacks.
The Senate bill must still be reconciled with a House version before it can go to the President.

[School-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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A national organization is trying to save lives, by locally- educating children.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

In 2002- more than 43-thousand children age 14 and under were treated in emergency rooms for pedestrian related injuries. Today, the SAFE KIDS Coalition of Roanoke sponsored an event which brought "Otto the Auto" to the Highland Park Magnet Learning Center. Otto is a remote control car that uses an interactive program to teach safety.
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[SOT@55:54.08]
[IN Q=To look both ways..]

((DECARA ATKINS/3RD GRADER: TO LOOK BOTH WAYS WHEN CROSSING THE STREET...AND WHEN IN THE CAR WITH YOUR MOM, DAD OR GRANDMA? TO SIT IN THE BACK WITH YOUR SEATBELT ON.))
[SUPER=01-Decara Atkins/3rd grader]
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[OUT Q=... your seatbelt on.]
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[VO-NAT]

The Safe Kids Coalitions says 90-percent of injuries to children could be prevented if families took steps to protect them.
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[Tease1]
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Police say they've headed off a Columbine copy-cat attack.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus some kids will get a head start on Halloween. We'll explain why.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as UVa looks to tame the Tigers tomorrow night. Tony Stewart weighs in with some words of wisdom on how NASCAR should handle a four letter faux paus, Martinsville is bracing itself for a late model invasion. And the Braves loss today was painful. Tonight on the Big 7.))
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A possible high school massacre has been headed off in Massachusetts.
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[VO-NAT :12]
[SUPER=03-Marshfield, MA;]

A 16-year old student at Marshfield High School is in jail, accused of attempted anarchy and attempted murder. Police say the teen was planning a Columbine-style attack for next spring.
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[SOT :22 - :30]
[IN Q=There were specifically identified students...]

((BILL SULLIVAN/MARSHFIELD, MA POLICE CHIEF: THERE WERE SPECIFICALLY IDENTIFIED STUDENTS, THEY WERE SPECIFICALLY IDENTIFIED TEACHERS S THAT WERE GOING TO BE MURDERED. ))
[SUPER=01-Bill Sullivan/Marshfield, MA Police Chief ;]
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[OUT Q=that were going to be murdered.]
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[VO-NAT :16]

A search of the boy's home turned up diagrams of the school, a shopping list for guns, ammunition, padlocks and gas masks. Police also found downloaded information about weapons dealers, bombs and explosives The teen's name is being withheld because of his age.
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[Anderson]


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A Tennessee judge dismissed rape charges against actor Anthony Anderson and another man.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Memphis, TN]


The judge said testimony by the accuser was among the most "suspicious" he's ever heard.
The actor who appeared in Barbershop and Kangaroo Jack refused comment as he left the courtroom.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Kobe]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/Tuesday;]

In the Kobe Bryant rape case, a federal judge says the woman accusing the NBA star of rape cannot remain anonymous in her *civil* lawsuit against him. The judge says the public's interest in open court proceedings outweighs her desire to shield her identity. Charges in Bryant's criminal trial were recently dropped.
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[Halloween]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-29 TC1:34:34]
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Halloween will come a little early for parts of Southwest and Central Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]

Because Halloween falls on a Sunday this year, some communities will observe it on Saturday, the 30th, so it won't disrupt family activities and church services that occur on Sunday. Those communities include Henry County and the city of Martinsville, Alleghany County and the city of Covington, as well as Pittsylvania, Giles, Pulaski and Carroll Counties. Bedford and Appomattox counties say they will decide whether to make any changes at their next board of supervisors meetings.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]

All others at this point will observe Halloween on the 31st.
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Folks may have to dig deeper to keep warm this winter. The outlook for heating costs and winter weather are still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus one group is brewin something bright for an old landmark.
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[Commercial]

[Volcano]


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Mount St. Helens is taking a breather.
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[VO-NAT :30]
[SUPER=03-Mount St. Helens, WA]

Scientists today lowered the eruption alert from a level 3 to level 2. They say they're less worried about an explosive eruption and that occasional steam blasts and possibly releases of fresh volcanic rock could last for weeks or months.
[SUPER=03-Colima, Mexico;]

Meantime, a volcano is Mexico is doing more than threatening to erupt. Colima volcano, about 280 miles west of Mexico City, today spewed ash and smoke. Colima, which means fire, is considered to be one of Mexico's most dangerous and active volcanos.
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[Fuel-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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[WRITER=syo]
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It could be a cold and expensive winter. The Energy Information Administration today told reporters that oil and natural gas markets are expected to be "tight". The agency predicts oil, natural gas, and propane prices will rise 15-percent or more. The price of crude oil hit a new high of almost 52-dollars a barrel.

[S-Extra]


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

UVa's all set for tomorrow night's showdown with Clemson. Tony Stewart weighs in on Dale Junior fine and point reduction. Plus, baseball's divisional races roll on.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Bailey's 300 Practice; :00]

But first your Extra Point. The best late Model Stock car event on the entire east coast, and maybe the nation is set for this Sunday at the Martinsville Speedway. The Bailey's 300 will feature 4 of the most wicked heat races you've ever seen right before a 200 lap main event. The total purse is $100 thousand, and tickets are just $20 bucks for adults and $5 for kids ages 6-to-12.
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[go to scores] [GO TO SCORES]
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[SUPER=0092-j/Houston/9//Atlanta/3//Astros Lead Series 1-to-0/;]
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[OUTCUE=last score."]
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[S-Yanks]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-180]
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The New York Yankees were supposed to roll over the Minnesota Twins and right into the AL Championship series.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/ESPN-MLB; :00]

But someone forgot to tell the Twins Torey Hunter, who came up tonight in the top of the 12th inning and drilled this homer to deep right center field to give the Twins a 6-to-5 lead.
[super=35-Minnesota/6/New York/6/Bottom of 12;]

The Yanks are trying to come back and avoid falling into a 2 games to none hole in this best of five series.
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[S-Astros]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Braves and Astros opened up their best of five game divisional playoff series this afternoon in Atlanta.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/ESPN-MLB; :00]

Roger Clemens, who has been battling the flu, pitched 7 innings, struck out 7 and gave up just six hits. The Astros bats also did plenty of talking - whacking four homers in the game out of Turner Field to key the 9-to-3 win.
[super=35-Houston/9/Atlanta/3;]

It's was enough to make a Braves' fan break down and cry. Game two is tomorrow afternoon, also in Atlanta at four.
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[S-Wahoos]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-181 1:15:22]
[GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA/CLEMSON]
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Tomorrow night at this time we'll know if UVa was able to survive and subdue a desperate Clemson Tiger football team, which by the way is a 16 and a half point underdog. But for now, Steve Mason continues our pre-game reports from Charlottesville.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa 4th Year Head Coach; :15]
[SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL/Clemson vs. Florida State; :34]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech; :40]
[SUPER=01-Elton Brown/UVa Senior Guard; :56]
[SUPER=01-Kwakou Robinson/UVa Defensive End; 1:14]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:31]
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[OUT Q=....News 7 sports"]
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[S-Wake]


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Tech and Wake Forest haven't played each other in since 1984. It's taken 20 years for the two to get together, but now that they're in the same conference and just two hours apart - look for the rivalry to flourish
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[SUPER=01-Jim Grobe/Wake Forest Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=...being any different."]
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[wipe to aprisa 12001] And you can watch the Hokies and Demon Deacons in action this Saturday right here on WDBJ-7. The game kicks-off at Groves Stadium at Noon. Tech is a 5 and a half point favorite.
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[S-Big]


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[WRITER=mst]
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Basketball season is just around the corner, and today the Big South selected the Liberty women as the preseason favorites to win the conference. On the men's side the Liberty men were picked third.
[GRAPHIC=RADFORD]

As for Radford, RU's women were selected fourth in the preseason, while the Highlander men were picked 6th.

[S-Stewart]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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[GRAPHIC=Nextel cup chase]
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Tony Stewart and the rest of the Nextel Cup stars will be heading to Kansas tomorrow, but today Stewart finally had a chance to weigh in on Dale Junior's fine and points punishment that was handed down yesterday.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Tony Stewart/Home Depot Chevy Driver; :00]
[RUNS=:43]
[OUT Q=...on what they want."(2)]
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[TOSS TO BREAK]

[Coffee-Sign]


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The Roanoke Skyline could be brighter soon-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1991;]


The H and C coffee sign may light up again- after years in the dark.
A new drive is underway to perk up the sign with a major renovation that includes new neon lights.
[Super=04-Today;]


The sign would also move from the Billy's Ritz Building to the top of the Shenandoah Hotel.
The cost of all of this is 170 thousand dollars... Downtown Roanoke Incorporated hopes to raise 60-grand through private donations.
They'll sell honorary shares in the sign- coffee mugs and set up tins at local Stop In Stores.
If all goes as planned- the new sign will light up next year.
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[Tiger-Wedding]


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Tiger Woods is back ashore in Barbados -- with the Swedish model who is apparently his new wife.
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[VO-NAT]


Witnesses say the golf star married Elin Nordegren (EE'-lihn NOHRD'-grihn) in a spectacular sunset ceremony yesterday at the island's most ritzy golf resort -- at a reported cost of one-and-a-half million dollars.
The couple tried hard to keep reporters from the event, though Charles Barkley, Michael Jordan and Oprah Winfrey were seen at the resort.
There's no official confirmation that they tied the knot. (------------)