[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Shan]

[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE=Heads]
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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

An accident on Interstate 81 will affect traffic throughout the night. Plus, when you cast your vote next month, lawyers for the Democratic party may be watching. We'll tell you why. And they say you can find anything on the internet. A Colorado man found a kidney.
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[ANCHOR=Shan]


News 7 is next.

[81-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-34 TC1:18:22]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good evening I'm Shannon Young
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]


A fiery accident on Interstate 81 tonight sent a truck driver to the hospital and may tie up traffic overnight.
[ENG#=2]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


It happened before nine tonight near Mile Marker 133 near Dixie Caverns in Roanoke County.
State police say a southbound tractor trailer ran off the right side of the road, overturned and caught fire.
The driver from North Carolina was able to get out on his own.
He was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hosptial with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.
The trucker told state police his steering failed before he crashed- Charges are pending.
Traffic on Interstate 81 was backed up for about two miles.
The truck was carrying a form of acid used to make tape.
Though it was not marked as hazardous, officials say they're not yet sure if that's the case.
A team will inspect the vehicle in the morning.
Southbound 81 will be reduced to one lane until then.
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[Voting]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-33 TC1:34:10]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]


Republicans and Democrats rarely agree on anything, and that's especially true this election year. Here in Virginia the parties are squabbling over lawyers and what's being called a pre-emptive strike. [***CAMPAIGN 2004 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM;]


With more on that we turn to Justin McLeod who is here now with details. Justin?
Shannon, Virginia has a history of clean elections.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@Justin1]


But you wouldn't know it if you listen to both parties.
They've assembled an army of lawyers to deal with potential problems on election day but some of their tactics are coming under fire.
[ENG#=3]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :]


Virginia's Democrats have over 500 lawyers, some who will actually be stationed at the polls.
That angers the GOP which has about 450 lawyers who will only be on standby.
Republicans are also crying foul over a Democratic National Committee manual that encourages lawyers to launch a pre-emptive strike even if no signs of intimidation exist.
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[SOT :59; :48]
[IN Q=It's one thing]

((SHAWN SMITH/REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA: IT'S ONE THING TO TALK ABOUT HAVING ASSISTANCE FOR LOCALITIES THAT MAY HAVE QUESTIONS ON ELECTION DAY BUT THIS NOTION OF LAUNCHING PRE-EMPTIVE CHARGES WHERE NONE EXIST IS INDEFENSIBLE.)) ((LINDSEY REYNOLDS/DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF VIRGINIA: REGARDLESS OF WHO THEY ARE GOING TO VOTE FOR, WE WANT THEIR VOTE TO COUNT. THIS ISN'T ANY PARTISAN TRICKS. WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYTHING THAT GOES ON ELECTION DAY, EVERYBODY WHO'S ELGIBIBLE GETS TO VOTE.))
[SUPER=01-Shawn Smith/Republican Party of Virginia; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lindsey Reynolds/Democratic Party of Virginia; :14]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=GETS TO VOTE]
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[VO-NAT]


State Democrats say they haven't seen the manual and believe it is not something their party would stand for.
They also argue lawyers may be needed because there are 500-thousand new voters in Virginia, many voting on new equipment.
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


Republicans point out the Democrats control the state electoral board and therefore wonder what they have to fear.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM;]


Again Shannon, Democrats say this is all about making the election system work for everyone.

[Campaign]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
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[GRAPHIC=Bush/Kerry]
[ENG#=4]


The campaign trail for both major-party Presidential candidates wound through the heartland today.
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[VO-NAT]


President Bush and Senator Kerry nearly crossed paths in Iowa before splitting up.
The President then headed to Minnesota and Wisconsin where he pushed rural values.
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[SOT :24]
[IN Q=we want to]

((WE WANT TO BE USING WISCONSIN FARM PRODUCTS TO FEED THE WORLD. IF YOU'RE GOOD AT SOMETHING, LET'S PROMOTE IT. AND WE'RE REALLY GOOD AT GROWING CORN AND SOY BEANS.))
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=and soy beans.]
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[VO-NAT]


John Kerry moved on to Pennsylvania where he tried to energize young voters at Carnegie-Melon University.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Everything that]

((SEN. JOHN KERRY/(D) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE; EVERYTHING THAT WE CARE ABOUT IS ON THE BALLOT NOVEMBER SECOND.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Candidate; ]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=November second]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=HOLD]


Kerry is expected to return to Pennsylvania Monday... with former President Bill Clinton by his side. President Bush travels to Pennsylvania tomorrow.

[Debate-Promo]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Debate #4374]

WDBJ7 will present the only televised debate for the 9th Congressional District Friday night. Your're invited to submit questions you'd like us to ask the candidates
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[TAKE DEBATE PROMO PAGE E636] The one-hour debate begins at 7 o'clock Friday, and it will include some of the viewer questions submitted on-line.
To pose a question, log onto our home page at w-d-b-j-7-dot-com.
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[Disaster-Center]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Flood Aftermath]


Now that President Bush has okayed federal assistance for Southwest Virginia, a disaster recovery center's opening in Salem.
(XXXXXXX)

[TAKE BOARD FULL]
The center will open at noon Friday and will be located at 21-45 Apperson Drive.
The office will be open seven days a week, 9:00 to 6:00 Monday through Saturday and Noon to 5:00 on Sundays.
Staff members will answer questions about disaster aid, though you're not required to go to the center to get help.
You can also call 1-800-621-3362
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[MO-Plane]


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

The search for survivors of last night's commuter plane crash in Missouri is over.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kirksville, MO;]

The bodies of eight passengers were found following the crash- five more were found today. One of the bodies has been identified as Dr. Steve Miller- director of pediatric medicine at a hospital in New York.


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[SOT]
[IN Q=He was a very]

((DR. CHARLES ZEMAN/TRAUMA SERVICES DIRECTOR; HE WAS A VERY NICE GUY. IT'S PRETTY HARD. THERE WASN'T A DRY EYE IN THE ENTIRE HOSPITAL LAST NIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Charles Zeman/Trauma Services Director]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=last night.]
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[VO-NAT]

The names of the other victims have not been released. The plane took off from St. Louis and was headed to Kirksville, where the passengers were to attend a medical conference. Two people survived the crash with relatively minor injuries. A forty-four year-old woman was walking around the crash site when rescuers arrived. The other survivor is a sixty-eight-year-old Utah man.
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[Walgreens-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=bda]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]
[ENG#=3]

A narrow escape for 20 customers and employees of a drug store.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Addison, IL;]


They were evacuated from a Walgreens in Illinois just before the building exploded. About twelve-thirty this afternoon, the store manager smelled gas fumes. Apparently a construction crew working behind the store opened a gas main that leaked inside. None of the Twenty people were injured in the explosion, though a firefighter was. A Hazmat team has been called to the scene.
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[Flora]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-37 TC42:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]

The State Bar has imposed a public reprimand on Roanoke lawyer Barry Flora. His failure to return refunds to 76 individual real estate clients violated ethical standards. *His* attorney emphasizes the sums of money were small and that Flora did not mis-appropriate the funds.
Attorney Bill Hopkins, Junior says "The checks just sat on a desk for a while," before Flora forwarded them to the clients.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/August 1997]

Flora *did* misappropriate some money several years ago. He pled guilty in federal court, but he did not lose his law license. He now works for a title company and is no longer practicing law.
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[WW2-Planes]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-35 TC1:05:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


Sixty years ago, they helped liberate Europe and restored the peace in the Pacific theater ... today, two vintage airplanes are still flying.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Hundreds of people turned out to get a firsthand look at a B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator at the Lynchburg airport today.
The aircraft are part of a 22-plane fleet owned by the Collings Foundation which uses them to educate people about World War Two.
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[SOT 18:30:27]
[IN Q=The way I]

((JOHN FLEMING/COLLINGS FOUNDATION: THE WAY I LOOK AT THESE AIRCRAFT AND THE WAY THE FOUNDATION LOOKS AT THEM IS THEY'RE NOT JUST AIRCRAFT, BUT THEY'RE ALSO FLYING SCHOOLROOMS. THEY'RE CLASSROOMS. BECAUSE THE BEST WAY TO LEARN IS TO COME OUT AND GET ON BOARD AND THEN YOU REALLY SEE WHAT THEY'RE LIKE.))
[SUPER=01-John Fleming/Collings Foundation]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=see what they're like.]
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[VO-NAT]


The planes will be in Lynchburg through Friday.
An admission charge lets you tour both aircraft ... A 4-hundred dollar tax-deductible donation will get you a ride on one.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]
[ENG#=APRISA]


Still ahead on News7, will plans for a new airport in Franklin County take off?
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[VO-NAT]


Plus could your commute be hazardous to your health? New research tonight.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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[ENG#=2]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=.....THE BIG 7."]
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(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Cards deal the homerun tonight to force a game seven in National League. Tech's Xavier Adibi returns to practice at full tilt. And Steve Mason checks in from Martinsville where a number of people will trying to make a point this weekend. Tonight on the Big 7.))
[Soldier-Plea]

(MINI OPEN)



[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
[ENG#=1]


The highest ranking soldier charged with abusing prisoners at Abu Ghraib (grayb) prison is expected to be sentenced tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT :30]

Staff Sergeant Ivan ``Chip'' Frederick today pled guilty to five charges including conspiracy, dereliction of duty, maltreatment of detainees, assault and committing an indecent act. By doing so, his lawyer says the U-S Army reservist avoided several other charges. Frederick has been accused of jumping on a pile of Abu Ghraib (grayb) detainees, stomping on detainees' hands and bare feet and punching one in the chest so hard he needed medical attention. The court martial took place at a U-S base in Baghdad.
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[Commuting-Health]


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

The hours you spend in traffic might actually be hazardous to your health- but not for the reasons you might think. Christy Feig (f-EYE-g) explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=For the past]
[SUPER=01-Andre Stanley/Professional Driver; :12]
[SUPER=01-Christy Feig/Reporting; :35]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Patricia Davidson/Washington Hospital Center; :43]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Ramin Oskoui/Cardiologist; :53]
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[OUT Q=I'm Christy Feig.]

((FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS, ANDRE STANLEY HAS SPENT 10 TO 12 HOURS ON THE ROAD MOST DAYS AS A PROFESSIONAL DRIVER.....
--sot--

a lot of bumper to bumper...a lot of tailgaters ...people who in a rush to go nowhere. --TRACK-- AND ANYONE WHO FIGHTS GRIDLOCK DAILY KNOWS IT'S STRESSFUL. ADD TO THAT-- STANLEY HAS THE RED FLAGS OF HEART DISEASE: HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, OVERWEIGHT, AND HIGH CHOLESTEROL NOW A NEW STUDY IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE SAYS STANLEY'S HOURS IN TRAFFIC MAY BE ANOTHER RISK FACTOR FOR A HEART ATTACK. --standup-- the researchers studied almost 700 people in germany who survived a heart attack and found nearly one in 12 was linked to traffic.
--sot--

three or four days before their heart attack they were in extreme stress from traffic and in particular within the hour before they actually were driving in significant traffic
--sot--

Significant stress emotional or physical can participate cardiac events...we also know there are other studies that air pollutants may actually parcipitate coronary spasms or ruptures as well. --TRACK-- EXPERTS UNDERSTAND THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF STRESS WELL..... BUT WHEN IT COMES TO AIR POLLUTION YOU'RE EXPOSED TO IN IDLING TRAFFIC .... THEY SAY MORE STUDIES ARE NEEDED TO SAY IF THAT ALONE CAN BRING YOUR HEART TO A SCREECHING HALT. IN WASHINGTON, I'M CHRISTY FEIG.))

[Kidney-Transplant]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=3]


Both patients are said to be doing well after the first transplant operation in which the donor and recipient met through a commercial Web site.
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[VO-NAT :25]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO;]

Bob Hickey, who lives near Vail Colorado, had needed a transplant since 1999 because of kidney disease but had grown tired of being on the national waiting list. He met donor Rob Smitty of Chattanooga, Tennessee, through MatchingDonors-dot-com. The not-for-profit Web site was created in January to match donors and patients for a fee. Both men said no money changed hands for the organ, which would violate federal law.
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[SML-Airport]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-30 TC1:45:51]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


The owner of the Smith Mountain Lake airport says a new airport in Franklin County could force him out of business.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Moneta;]

Joe Borgess says he's been struggling to keep his airport going since it opened nearly 30-years ago. Which is why he doesn't understand the need for a new general aviation airport in Franklin County.
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[SOT 2830-42 & 4041-49]
[IN Q=to me i feel]

((JOE BORGESS/SML AIRPORT OWNER: TO ME I FEEL IT'S JUST NOT WANTED, 33 IF THEY HAD AN OVERFLOW OF TRAFFIC HERE, AND THEN I CAN UNDERSTAND BUILDING ANOTHER AIRPORT TO TAKE OVER, BUT SO FAR, IT HASN'T BEEN.///RICK HUFF/FC ADMINISTRATOR: THIS AIRPORT WILL BE A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT THAN THE SMITH MTN AIRPORT. IT WILL HANDLE A DIFFERENT TYPE OF AIRCRAFT THAT CAN'T BE HANDLED THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Borgess/SML Airport Owner; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rick Huff/Franklin Co. Administrator; :13]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=that can't be handled there]
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[VO-NAT]

Huff says the fact that Franklin County is closer to Roanoke also gives it an advantage when attracting new business.

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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]
[ENG#=APRISA]


Will we break out of the clouds? Robin has the forecast when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus there's a new item on the menu for this championship eater from Virginia.
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[Commercial]

[Horse-Racing]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-32 TC1:26:04]
[GRAPHIC=Vinton OTB]
[ENG#=1]

The horses may be off and running at the new betting parlor in Vinton, but the track is dry... Colonial Downs has applied for a liquor license at the new facility, but the request is being contested by an unnamed party.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]

Regardless, business is booming... even though a local statistics professor says visitors are more likely to win at cards, than betting on the ponies.
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[SOT@1:01:49.05]
[IN Q=Probability tells us...]

((JULIE CLARK/HOLLINS UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR: PROBABILITY TELLS US WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE LONGRUN. IT CAN'T TELL US WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN THE NEXT TIME WE PLAY THE GAME. SO, THERE'S ALWAYS THE CHANCE NEXT YOU PLAY, WHATEVER THE GAME IS, THERE'S ALWAYS A CHANCE YOU MIGHT WIN REALLY BIG.))
[SUPER=01-Julie Clark/Hollins University Professor]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=.... win really big.]
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[VO-NAT]

The company's senior vice president tells News 7 gross sales at the new Vinton betting parlor have averaged more than 33-thousand dollars with nearly 300 visitors a day.
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[Carilion]


[ANCHOR=Shanon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-41 TC12:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Things are looking up at Carilion.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The health system "broke sky" today on an addition to Roanoke Memorial Hospital that will add several floors.
The addition will make room for women's and children's services that are currently housed at Community Hospital.
The project will take about two years to complete.
Carilion wants to consolidate all patient services at Memorial and to turn Community hospital into a health care training center.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA POINT & SP-183 5809tc]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]
[ENG#=APRISA ]

Baseball madness in the National League tonight. Plus, the rammin and bammin is about to fire up in Martinsville as a foot long Subway 500 weekend is fast approaching.

First - your extra point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Landover, MD/August 28; :00]

Redshirt freshman linebacker Xavier Adibi, who tore his right bicep in the season opener against Southern Cal
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/August 17;]

is back working out for the first time since suffering the injury. Head trainer Mike Goforth told us this afternoon that Adibi is fully recovered and cleared to take part in full contact. In fact, Goforth says had it been necessary - Adibi may have been able to play two weeks ago. The Hokies' next game is a week from tonight in Atlanta.
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[GO TO SCORES]
[SUPER=#556;]
[SUPER=x5010;]
[SUPER=0113-/New York/3//Boston/9/8/Game Seven/j/St. Louis/6//Houston/4//Series Tied 3-to-3/;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUTCUE=last score."]
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[GO TO BREAK][S-Cards]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-176 13754tc]
[GRAPHIC=NLCS LOGO]
[ENG#=1]

The National League championship series is headed to a seventh game. Tonight, it took a dozen innings, but the Cardinals beat the Astros 6-to-4.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/Fox-MLB; :00]

With the game tied at four-all in the bottom of the 12th, Jim Edmonds hit this towering two run blast to keep St. Louis's title hopes alive. A homer has won each game of this series. Roger Clemens will pitch for Houston tomorrow.
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[S-Seattle]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-180 13620tc]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]
[ENG#=3]


The Seattle Mariners have hired a skipper with Carolina League roots.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA; :00]

Mike Hargrove, who skippered the Kinston Indians and later took the Cleveland Indians to five straight divisional titles and two World Series appearances takes over for Bob Melvin. Hargrove gets a three year contract.
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[S-Points]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-184 1:02:33]
[GRAPHIC=NEXTEL CHASE]

The Nextel Cup Chase for the Championship resumes this weekend at the Martinsville Speedway. And Steve Mason says as each race approaches - the tension among the contenders grows.
[ENG#=4]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt, Jr./24 Points out of First Place; :22]
[SUPER=01-Jeremy Mayfield/10th in Points Race; :27(QUICK!!!)]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/3rd in Points Race; :32]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :44]
[SUPER=04-2003 Subway 500; 1:09]
[SUPER=01-Kurt Busch/Nextel Cup Points Leader; 1:48]
[RUNS=2:03]
[OUT Q=..News 7 sports"]
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=JOSH TURNER]

The Speedway also announced today that one of Nashville's up and coming stars - Josh Turner - the man whose hit "Long Black Train" was certified gold will sing the national anthem on Sunday before the race.
[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=MARTINSVILLE]

The SUBWAY 500 is sold out with the exception of the Family Section. Tickets for the Family Section are $40 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets for the Kroger 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race on Saturday are still available.

[S-NASCAR]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=election 2004]


Political analysts will tell you that you can't win an election without soccer moms and NASCAR fans. One highly regarded strategist likes to call it the "Bubba" vote.
[GRAPHIC=BUSH]

To that end a number of NASCAR's personalities like Bill Elliott, Benny Parsons, Jack Roush and Eddie Wood are campaigning on behalf of the President on a 14 city tour leading up to the election.

[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-185 TC5412]
[GRAPHIC=GOLF]
[ENG#=1]


Plenty of good golf today at Hanging Rock depite the weather.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


60 golfers teed it up to create more awareness about the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in Portsmouth, which will move into a new 12 million dollar facility next year, and to promote the opening of a satellite hall here in the Valley by 2007.
On hand today were two Hall of Fame members, former Virginia Tech hoops coach Charlie Moir and Martinsville's Sonny Wade, who won three Grey Cups in the CFL.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Eddie Webb/Executive Director, VSHF; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sonny Wade/1994 Hall of Fame Inductee; :24]
[RUNS=:36]
[OUT Q=the foundation and what it does."]
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[TOSS TO BREAK]

[Sweet-Potato]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


A Virginia woman can now add sweet potatoes to the list of foods she's gorged on for money.
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[SOT :10 - :23]
[IN Q=She's also the oyster eating champ...]

((SHE'S ALSO THE OYSTER EATING CHAMP LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. 36 DOZEN OYSTERS LET'S GIVE IT UP FOR SONYA 'THE BLACK WIDOW' THOMAS!" (APPLAUSE)))
[SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q="The Black Widow" Thomas! (applause)]
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[VO-NAT :28]

Sonya Thomas today won the World Sweet Potato-Casserole Eating Championship at the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh. The 100-pound Thomas is well known in competitive circles. On July fourth, she stunned fans by putting away 32-hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes for the American hot dog-eating title She's also thrown back 65 eggs in under 7 minutes and 11-pounds of cheesecake in 9 minutes. Thomas leaves Raleigh with her share of 3-thousand dollars in prize money.
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