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Coming up on News 7-
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Roanoke questions what more it can do in the wake of a teacher who took his own life. Plus, local debates follow last night's presidential match up. We'll have more on the campaign at home and abroad. And neither candidate's running away with the race, but someone's dashing off with their signs.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


Family members and colleagues of a Roanoke Teacher who killed himself after being accused of hitting a student are still waiting for answers.
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[SOT 17:41:03]
[IN Q=I think the school]

((ANITA PRICE: I THINK THE SCHOOL SYSTEM OWES IT TO ALL OUR OF EMPLOYEES.))
[RUNS=03]
[OUT Q=of our employees]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

[SS=News 7 @ 11][Mayfield]



[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-35 TC55:09]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 @ 11]


A year ago this week, Ron Mayfield was devastated by allegations that he'd hit a student.
An investigation would clear him but Mayfield took his own life before finding that out.
As a result, his family demanded changes in policy and procedures. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 in Monitor***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now with an update. Justin is the family satisified?
Shannon, family members say there are still unanswered questions.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


His fellow teachers concede the school system has come a long way since Ron's death but say it still has a long way to go.
[ENG#=3]
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[SOT 17:39:53]
[IN Q=This is an ongoing]
[SUPER=01-Anita Price/Roanoke Education Association; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last October; :06]
[SUPER=01-Lissy Merenda/Roanoke City Schools; :21]
[SUPER=01-David Trinkle/School Board Member; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=RESOLVE THE ISSUE COMPLETELY]

((((ANITA PRICE/ROANOKE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: THIS IS AN ONGOING PROCESS. HAVE WE FINISHED THE WORK BY NO MEANS NO.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=BY NO MEANS NO]


That work began last October after Ron Mayfield jumped to his death from a Blue Ridge Parkway bridge.
Mayfield was placed on administrative leave after he was falsely accused of hitting a student.
What he did not know is that an investigation cleared him of any wrongdoing.
[SOT 17:26:24]
[IN Q=I think what it did]

((LISSY MERENDA/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: I THINK WHAT IT DID POINT TO WAS TO LOOK AT PRESENT POLICY AND PROCEDURE AND THE WAY WE COMMUNICATE THAT.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=communicate that]


As a result of Mayfield's death, the school system implemented several changes.
Students who now make false allegations can possibly face criminal charges.
There's also better communication between an accused teacher and administrators.
[SOT 17:27:06]
[IN Q=The human resources]

((LISSY MERENDA/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: THE HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT OR THE SCHOOL IS STAYING IN CLOSE CONTACT AT MINIMUM ONCE A WEEK IF NOT MORE.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=IF NOT MORE]


But does this satisfy Mayfield's family? [GRAPHIC]
It released a statement saying it encourages and expects the school system to continue working on improvements and changes, something his colleagues believe is a must.
[SOT 17:40:51]
[IN Q=This is not]

((ANITA PRICE/ROANOKE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: THIS IS NOT THE KIND OF THING THAT WE CAN JUST SAY IS AN ISOLATED EVENT AND IT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=happen again]

[GRAPHIC]
The family also believes many questions remain unanswered.
Although sympathetic to the family, one school board member wonders what more can be done.
[SOT 17:48:44]
[IN Q=I don't think anybody]

((DAVID TRINKLE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: I DON'T THINK ANYBODY IS EVER GOING TO BE PLEASED NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO WITH AN OUTCOME LIKE THIS AND I AM NOT SURE WHAT ANSWERS CAN BE GIVEN TO RESOLVE THE ISSUE COMPLETELY.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=resolved the issue completely]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


What exactly the family still wants is unclear.
It is not addressed in the statement but the school system says it is willing to sit down with the family to discuss their concerns.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM;]


Shannon, meantime a scholarship fund set up in memory of Ron has surpassed 10-thousand dollars.

[Discipline-Report]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Roanoke City Schools also released final discipline numbers from last school year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The school system submitted the report to the state last month and this afternoon shared the results for the first time with the school safety advisory committee.
More than 12-thousand disciplinary incidents were reported last year but administrators point out the majority were minor.
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[SOT 17:51:12]
[IN Q=One of the things]

((LOU TALBUTT/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: ONE OF THE THINGS WE WANT TO DO THIS YEAR IS TO TAKE A LOOK AT OUR INCIDENTS AND LOOK AT ALL THE DIFFERENT PROGRAMS WE HAVE IN PLACE TO SEE IF INDEED OUR NUMBERS ARE GOING DOWN FROM THIS YEAR FROM LAST YEAR))
[SUPER=01-Lou Talbutt/Roanoke City Schools]
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[OUT Q=FROM THIS YEAR FROM LAST YEAR]
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[VO-NAT]


The school safety advisory committee is also working to make sure the recommendations from the city's safety task force are eventually implemented.
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[Radford-Debate]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-38 TC48:19]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]

Four candidates for TWO major offices in Radford went head to head tonight. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa was at the candidate's forum.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Rachel /Microwave;]

She joins us from our Blacksburg Newsroom. Rachel which offices are up for grabs?
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Shannon, Radford is holding two special elections this November for it's so-called "crime fighting offices". Voters will select a new Commonwealth's Attorney and Sheriff.
[ENG#=1]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The drug problem]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris Rehak/(D) Commonwealth's Attorney Candidate; :15]
[SUPER=01-Patrick Moore/(R) Commonwealth's Attorney Candidate; :50]
[SUPER=01-Terry Alley/(D) Sheriff Candidate; 1:18]
[SUPER=01-Mark Armentrout/(R) Sheriff Candidate; 1:29]
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[OUT Q=city of radford.]

((The drug problem and public safety were the main issues on the minds of the more than 100 people who attended Radford's final candidate's forum. And most of the questions from the citizens went straight to the men vying to be the city's chief prosecutor.

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[SOT: 17:50:00]
[IN Q=It's experience]

((CHRIS REHAK: IT'S EXPERIENCE, IT'S EXPERIENCE WHERE IT COUNTS. THE CITY RIGHT NOW HAS A LOT OF MAJOR CRIMES THAT NEEDS TO BE HANDLED BY AN EXPERIENCE PROSECUTOR AND I'M ASKING THE CITIZENS OF RADFORD TO VOTE FOR ME AND KEEP SOMEONE THAT'S EXPERIENCED IN THE OFFICE AS THEIR CHIEF PROSECUTOR :04)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=chief prosecutor.]


Rehak is the incumbent. The democrat served the last 6 months as Interim Commonwealth's Attorney. His philosophy is be tough on crime and to go actively go after the drug dealers.
Republican challenger Patrick Moore has been a defense attorney for the last 11 years. Education and rehabilitation are a big part of his platform.

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[SOT: 16:00:00 ]
[IN Q=I want to utlilize]

((PATRICK MOORE: I WANT TO UTILIZE PROGRAMS THAT ARE USED IN ALMOST EVERY LOCALITY SURROUNDING US. ONE BEING NEW LIFE RECOVERY PROGRAM. THAT'S A REHABILITATION PROGRAM , IN PATIENT FOR 30 DAYS FOR THE TREATMENT OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADDICTION. :11 I BELIEVE IF YOU CAN STOP THE ADDICTION YOU ALSO STOP A LOT OF THE CRIME THAT FEEDS THE ADDICTION. :17)) [RUNS:17]
[OUT Q=the addiction.]


The sheriff's race pits Democrat Terry Alley and Republican Mark Armentrout. Alley's held the office for the last 8 months after the former sheriff retired.

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[SOT:18:47:00]
[IN Q=I've got over]

((TERRY ALLEY: I'VE GOT OVER 8 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE FIELD AND SERVED THE LAST WHILE AS CHIEF DEPUTY FOR THE RETIRED SHERIFF HERE. )) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=]



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[SOT:14:40:00 ]
[IN Q=I'm a hometown]

((MARK ARMENTROUT:I'M A HOMETOWN BOY, I GREW UP IN RADFORD. I HAVE A FORWARD THINKING AGENDA WITH SERVICES AND PLATFORMS TO SERVE THE CITY OF RADFORD.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=serve the city of radford.]))
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Now these two races are special elections so both winners will take office immediately.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Rachel /Microwave;]

Shannon, next week on News 7, we'll take a closer look at the race for Commonwealth's Attorney.


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WDBJ has offered free air time to all Congressional candidates on the ballot this fall in the 5th, 6th, and 9th districts. We will present them in a special half-hour program this Saturday at 7-30 p.m. We will also host the only televised debate for the 9th congressional district next Friday October 22nd at 7 p.m.
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[Take WDBJ Web FS #E522]

We will include viewer questions submitted online. To enter your question, go to our home page at wdbj7-dot-com.
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[Sign-Stealing]


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There's an epidemic of sign stealing and vandalism in central Virginia... and members of both political parties say they want it stopped.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Both campaigns say hundreds of Kerry and Bush yard signs have either been stolen or destroyed over the past few weeks.
Party leaders say the acts may be an indication of the strong feelings the presidential campaign has generated.
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[SOT 11:39:30//11:32:09]
[IN Q=I think the]

((WENDELL WALKER/LYNCHBURG GOP CHAIRMAN: I THINK THE PARTISAN INTENSITY OF 'WE HATE REPUBLICANS, WE HATE BUSH' I THINK THAT IS ONLY FEEDING WHAT WE'RE SEEING OUT HERE. VERY UNFORTUNATE, BUT I THINK THAT PROBABLY IS A CAUSE FOR SOME OF THIS.)) ((GRETCHEN BESSIERE/DEMOCRATIC VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: IT'S SILLY. THERE'S NO REASON TO DO IT, WE JUST GO AND PUT THE SIGNS RIGHT BACK UP AND SO DO THE REPUBLICANS AND IT JUST MAKES EVERYBODY UNHAPPY. PEOPLE COME IN HERE, THEY'RE JUST FURIOUS WHEN THEIR SIGNS ARE GONE.))
[SUPER=01-Wendell Walker/Lynchburg GOP Chairman; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gretchen Bessiere/Democratic Volunteer Coordinator; :12]
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[OUT Q=their signs are gone.]
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Both parties say they're willing to prosecute anyone caught stealing or vandalizing a sign.
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[Poll-Workers]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]

Meantime, it's becoming a challege to recruit people to work in the polls. Many who do are now approaching their 80's. That's why state officials would like to see more young people get into the routine of not just voting, but working at their precincts.
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[SOT 10:46:43]
[IN Q=Many of the localities]

((JEAN JENSEN: MANY OF THE LOCALITIES HAVE TURNED TO THEIR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND HAVE ASKED THEM TO GIVE GOVERNMENT WORKERS THE DAY OFF WITH PAY TO WORK AT THE POLLS.))
[SUPER=01-Jean Jensen/Board of Elections Secretary;]
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[VO-NAT]

Jensen says election day can be grueling. Poll workers arrive at 5 AM and don't leave until all the votes are counted. Jensen says the day will eventually get shorter as more and more localities start using electronic voting machines which tally votes faster.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Still ahead, a Presidential candidate comes to the Roanoke Valley.
Why he admits he doesn't stand a chance. Plus...
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[SOT]
[IN Q=PRESIDENT BUSH]

((PRESIDENT BUSH COMES TO NEVADA TO RALLY THE TROOPS. JOHN KERRY DOES THE SAME. BOTH MEN ARE GAMBLING ON THIS BATTLEGROUND STATE. I'M DREW LEVINSON IN RENO. THAT STORY IS COMING UP.))
[SUPER=@levinson1;]
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[Campaign]

(MINI OPEN)



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The candidates for President connected with west coast voters today as they attempt to ride the momentum generated by last night's debate. Drew Levinson reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=President Bush took his message to enthusiastic supporters...]
[SUPER=03-Central Point, OR; :00]
[SUPER=03-Reno, NV; :11]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News; :37]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Candidate; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Wendy Trowbridge/Democrat; 1:21]
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[OUT Q=CBS NEWS RENO]

((PRESIDENT BUSH TOOK HIS MESSAGE TO ENTHUSIASTIC SUPPORTERS IN OREGON THURSDAY NIGHT, AFTER A DAY SPENT HAMMERING AWAY AT HIS OPPONENT'S RECORD.
(nat - Reno, Nevada)

IN RENO NEVADA, MR. BUSH REPEATED MANY OF THE CATCH PHRASES HE USED IN THE FINAL DEBATE. HE CALLED JOHN KERRY'S 20-YEAR RECORD IN THE SENATE OUT OF THE MAINSTREAM ... AND ONE THAT PRODUCED LITTLE RESULTS.
(SOT: PRESIDENT BUSH)

"I'm proud of my record. My opponent seemed to want to avoid talking about his."
(STANDUP BRIDGE/DREW LEVINSON/RENO, NV)

FOR THE PRESIDENT RALLYS LIKE THIS ARE CRUCIAL. NEVADA MAY ONLY HAVE FIVE ELECTORIAL VOTES. BUT IN A RACE THIS CLOSE THOSE FIVE VOTES COULD PUT HIM OVER THE TOP...OR THEY COULD GIVE THE NOD TO KERRY...THAT'S WHY THIS IS A BATTLEGROUND STATE. AWARE OF THOSE ODDS, KERRY TOOK A GAMBLE ON NEVADA AS WELL. HE SPOKE TO MEMBERS OF AARP, AT THEIR NATIONAL CONVENTION IN LAS VEGAS. THE GROUP -- WHICH REPRESENTS OLDER AMERICANS -- LISTENED TO KERRY'S PLANS FOR HEALTHCARE AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS. HE ALSO MENTIONED PRESIDENT BUSH -- WHO SKIPPED THE CONVENTION.
(SOT: SEN. JOHN KERRY)

"AARP tried to work with the president in good faith, but in the end the president was not working for America's seniors. And maybe that's why he didn't show up today to defend his bill." NEVADA RESIDENTS ANTICIPATED THIS ATTENTION FROM BOTH CAMPAIGNS.
(SOT: WENDY TROWBRIDGE/DEMOCRAT)

I GUESS THEY ARE BOTH TRYING TO FIND A WAY TO INFLUENCE THE WAY WE VOTE.
(Nat)

SENATOR KERRY MOVED ON TO IOWA--AND PRESIDENT BUSH ARRIVES THERE FRIDAY--AS BOTH CANDIDATES TAKE THEIR FIGHT TO ANOTHER BATTLEGROUND STATE. DREW LEVINSON CBS NEWS RENO.))

[Green-Candidate]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-33 TC1:25:51]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=2]

One candidate for President advocates doubling the minimum wage. His name is not Bush or Kerry, but Cobb.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

DAVID Cobb says American workers deserve a "LIVING wage," something on the order of 10 or 11 dollars an hour. Cobb is the Green Party candidate. He campaigned in the Hollins area today.
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[SOT 3:15]
[IN Q=Most of the problems]

((DAVID COBB/GREEN PARTY CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT; MOST OF THE PROBLEMS IN THIS NATION ARE EMINENTLY SOLVABLE, IF ONLY WE THE PEOPLE CONTROLLED OUR OWN GOVERNMENT.))
[SUPER=01-David Cobb/Green Party Candidate for President]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=our own government]
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[VO-NAT]

The Texas lawyer is not on Virginia's ballot. Cobb acknowledged his visit was an "awareness campaign", rather than a serious run for the White House.
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[Missing-Boy]


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A missing Spotsylvania County toddler is believed dead and a family friend is accused of the crime.
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[VO-NAT]


Three-year-old Tyreek Davis was reported missing two weeks ago.
[SUPER=03-Spotsylvania Co. ]


Authorities say forensic evidence now links the mother's boyfriend, Herman Lee Black, to the death of the young boy.
They say Black also has changed his story several times.
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[SOT 01:00]
[IN Q= Obviously we]

((SHERIFF HOWARD SMITH/SPOTSYLVANIA CO.: OBVIOUSLY WE GOT A THREE-YEAR-OLD CHILD OUT THERE THAT'S SOMEWHERE THAT HE KNOWS THE WHEREABOUTS AND THE RIGHT THING TO DO IS LETS HAVE A BURIAL FOR THE CHILD"))
[SUPER=01-Howard Smith/Spotsylvania Co. Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=for the child]
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[vo-NAT]
Black faces a second degree murder charge.
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Robin says keep your umbrella handy.
The forecast when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus NASCAR has fans from all walks of life.
Still ahead, why some of them say they don't feel welcome.
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[Commercial]

[NASCAR-Protest]


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Nascar officials say they represent a sport that everyone can enjoy-- but a group planning to protest this weekend's race disagrees.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC]

The Lowe's Motor Speedway near Charlotte hosts the U-A-W G-M Quality 500. Fans, vendors, and drivers will be joined by a new group this Saturday-- protesters. The National Association of Minority Race Fans will protest what members say is an unsafe environment for minority and female fans. Nascar has secured a site near the track on Speedway Boulevard for the group.
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[SOT 52 seconds in]
[IN Q=That's a top priority for]

((JERRY GAPPENS:THAT'S A TOP PRIORITY FOR BOTH US HERE AT THE SPEEDWAY AND NASCAR IS TO MAKE THIS SPORT LOOK MORE LIKE AMERICA.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Gappens/Lowes Motor Speedway Spokesperson]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=look more like America.]
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[VO-NAT]

Police will monitor the protest. The group had planned a protest at Talladega but canceled it, saying the safety of the protesters couldn't be assured.

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[RC-Inauguration]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=04-29 TC1:55:06]
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[ENG#=2]


Students at Roanoke College hope their new President will help bring about change.
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[VO-NAT 11.5]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Many say they're excited the college inaugurated its first female leader today.
Some say they hope Dr. Sabine (Sa-bean-uh) O'Hara will help what they call a separation of students on campus.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:28:27]
[IN Q=]

((ANH VU/FRESHMAN: IF YOU EVER EAT AT THE CAFETERIA LIKE ONE MINIORITY IS SEETING AT ONE TABLE AND THE OTHER PEOPLE SIT AT ONE TABLE. WE SHOULD ALL EAT AT THE SAME TABLE.)) ((GENIFER LUCERO/FRESHMAN: SHE HAS SOME GREAT IDEAS. I THINK SHE CAN MAKE THE BETTER ENVIRNOMNET FOR THE STUDENTS AND THE COMMUNITY TO COME TOGETHER AS A WHOLE.))
[SUPER=01-Anh Vu/Freshman; 00]
[Super=01-Genifer Lucero/Freshman; 08]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=together as a whole.]
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[VO-NAT 06]


O'Hara says communication is the key to help the University come together.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:35:18]
[IN Q=]

((SABINE O'HARA/ROANOKE COLLEGE PRESIDENT; I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT THAT A LOT. WHAT KIND OF EVENTS COULD BE WHAT KIND OF COCCUREANCES THAT DRAWN US TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Sabine O'Hara/Roanoke College President;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=as a community.]
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[VO-NAT 04 plus pad]


O'Hara is the college's tenth president.
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[S-Extra]


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Qualifying from Lowes Motor Speedway, Pete Gillen meets reporters on UVa basketball media day, and the ACC Connection, but first our extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/2004 Season; :00]


Virginia Tech head athletic trainer Mike Goforth announced today that freshman Eddie Royal will not play Saturday against Florida A & M.
Goforth said Royal is suffering lingering affects from a recent illness unrelated to the concussion he suffered against West Virginia. Goforth said Royal is having some stomach pain and Nausea but says he should be back for Georgia Tech October 28th.
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[S-Qualify]


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The battle for the Nextel Cup invades Lowes Motor Speedway for the last Saturday night race of the season, the UAW GM 500.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC/SPEED; :00]


That meant tonight fans would witness Bud Pole Qualifying. and Ryan Newman breaks the track record by three tenths of a second with a speed of 188.877 miles an hour to take the top spot. Its his 4th pole at Lowe's. Here's all the guys he beat.
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[SUPER=X5013;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Ryan Newman/188.877/2. Kasey Kahne//3. Casey Mears//4. Scott Riggs//5. Elliott Sadler//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Michael Waltrip//7. Kevin Harvick//8. Joe Nemechek//9. Carl Edwards//10. Bobby Hamilton Jr.//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Marl Martin//12. Jeremy Mayfield//13. Rusty Wallace//14. Tony Stewart//15. Brendan Gaughan//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Brian Vickers//17. Greg Biffle//18. Jimmie Johnson//19. Robby Gordon//20. John Andretti//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Kurt Busch//22. Jimmy Spencer//23. Jeff Gordon//24. Jamie McMurray//25. Dale Earnhardt Jr.//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-26. Jeff Fuller//27. Kevin LePage//28. Tony Raines//29. Johnny Sauter//30. Ken Schrader//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Sterling Marlin//32. Kyle Petty//33. Jeff Green//34. Bobby Labonte//35. Jeff Burton//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Matt Kenseth//37. Greg Sacks//38. Kyle Busch//39. Dale Jarrett/Prov/40. Terry Labonte/Prov/;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Ricky Rudd/Prov/42. Scott Wimmer/Prov/43. Ward Burton/Prov/;]
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[SUPER=04-NASCAR; :00]


Add Mark Martin to the list of veteran drivers stepping away from NASCAR racing. Martin says next season will be his final full year of competition. He says he'll be back in 2006, but will be racing in various different series -- none of them fulltime. The 45-year-old says he's too young to retire but that he's had enough of the full schedule and the battle.
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[S-Gillen]


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UVa's men's and women's basketball teams help their annual media day today in Charlottesville. Women's coach Debbie Ryan enters her 27th season but will look to improve on a 13 and 16 2003.
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Pete Gillen enters his 7th season after a 18 and 13 NIT 2003 campaign. The Cavs have not been to the NCAA tournament since 2001 and with the new 130 million dollar John Ball Jones Arena set for completion in the summer of 2006, fans and alumni will looking for a big season or blood.
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J.R. Reynolds from Roanoke Catholic averaged 15. 4 points over the last five games of last season and says he has improved his game even more.
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Game two of the NLCS between St. Louis and Houston was delayed by rain bu they did get underway. The Cardinals lead the Atsros 4-3 in the seventh inning.

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The ACC heats up saturday with 6th ranked UVa against 7th ranked Florida State.
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In this edition of ACC Connection we examine the speed and talent factor and has the gap closed in on Florida State.
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((I feel the need..for speed...a statement Florida State coach Bobby Bowden was already addressing when he enterd the ACC back in 1992. But he faces a Uva team Saturday ranked a head of him. Is the speed and talent gap closing in on the winningest coach in college football? ((:))
Frank Beamer's Hokies almost took the lead from the Noles in the 1999 national championship before losing to Florida State. Beamer says FSU and Miami aren't that far out in front anymore in the speed category. ((:)) ((AL GROH:)) Former Salem and Friday Football Extra star Dennis Haley is a solid example of creative speed. He entered UVa as a speedy running back, but is now a 250 pound linebacker who uses that speed effectively to cover tight ends or receivers.))
((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))

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The third ranked Miami Hurricanes kicked it off against 17th rated Louisville tonight.
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The game was staged at the Orange Bowl and after the Canes staked a 7 nothing lead, the Cardinals scored 24 unanswered points in the second quarter to go up 24 to 7.
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But Louisville's Lionel Gates punches in from a yard out on the Cards next possession, 38-34 Louisville but Miami goes on to win it 41 to 38.
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The Beatles and Cirque du Soleil will produce a show to replace the legendary Siegfried and Roy act in Las Vegas.

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Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will help shape the production but will not appear in it. Yoko Ono the widow of John Lennon and Olivia Harrison, George Harrison's widow, also will collaborate. The president of The Mirage hotel-casino says the still untitled show should be ready in about a year and a half and cost more than 100 million In choosing music, Cirque du Soleil will have complete access to The Beatles' musical archive. (------------)