[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Shannon]

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[WRITER=SYO]
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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

Now that booze is being sold at the Roanoke Civic Center, have any problems bubbled to the surface? We'll check. Plus, a student is injured when an alleged tailgater smacks the back of his school bus. And, the long-lost sport of roller derby is resuscitated.
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News 7 is next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=VidOpen]



[ENG#=2]
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[VO-NAT]


It's been a year since the Roanoke Civic Center began using its controversial alcohol license. Any problems? Tonight, we take a closer look.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]



[Civic-Center]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-49 TC03:54]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 @ 11]


Supporters say it would bring much needed revenue to the city.
Opponents however believed expanded alcohol sales at the Civic Center would bring nothing but trouble.
Were they right? [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now with an answer. Justin, what did you find out?
Shannon, it depends on who you ask.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


The Civic center says there have been no problems, area churches say there have been plenty.
So we contacted Virginia's Department of Alcohol Beverage Control and here's what we found.
[ENG#=3]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Robyn Schon/Roanoke Civic Center; :14]
[SUPER=01-Barney Arthur/Concerned Christians of the Roanoke Valley; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=LICENSE TO SELL ALCOHOL]

((((NAT SOUND OF WOMAN TALKING ON TAPE ONE AT 7:27:58))
You could buy just about anything you wanted at last Saturday's g-unit concert...EXCEPT alcohol.
The Civic Center says there's a reason why.
[SOT :15]
[IN Q=It was going to draw]

((ROBYN SCHON/ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER: IT WAS GOING TO DRAW A YOUNG CROWD, WE MADE A DECISION EARLY ON NOT TO SERVE ALCOHOL AT THAT CONCERT.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=AT THAT CONCERT]


In fact, since the civic center received its expanded license, there have been nine concerts, alcohol was served at just five.
During that time, the civic center has had no violations.
It did however receive a warning last February when an ABC agent saw the lights go down at concert where alcohol was served.
[SOT 5:22]
[IN Q=They are actually]

((ROBYN SCHON/ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER: THEY ARE ACTUALLY OFFICERS OF THE STATE SO IF THEY SEE ANYTHING ILLEGAL GOING ON THEY NEED TO BE IN A SITUATION WHERE THEY CAN ARREST PEOPLE.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=arrest people]


Arrest have happened.
During an undercover operation at the Incubus concert, ABC agents arrested 13 people.
The Civic Center points out alcohol was not served at that event, and all the arrests happened outside the facility.

Critics however say the Civic Center is still accountable.
[SOT 13:20]
[IN Q=But the parking lot]

((BARNEY ARTHUR/CONCERNED CHRISTIANS OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY: BUT THE PARKING LOT IS PART OF THE LICENSED AREA. THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PARKING ALSO.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=the parking also]


A group of area churches fought the liquor license and lost.
Since then, the Concerned Christians of the Roanoke Valley have been keeping a close on the Civic Center and say there have been problems.
[SOT 9:38]
[IN Q=There are a number]

((BARNEY ARTHUR/CONCERNED CHRISTIANS OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY: THERE ARE A NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS CONSUMING ALCOHOL TO EXCESS AND ARE LEAVING THERE AT AN INTOXICATED STATE AND THEN GOING OUT ON THE ROADS.)) [RUns07]
[OUT Q=out on the roads]
[SOT 4:55]
[IN Q=we are using]

((ROBIN SCHON: WE ARE USING DISCRETION, WE ARE DOING OUR HOMEWORK, WE ARE BEING DILIGENT ABOUT THE RULES AND POLICIES THAT COME WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY OF HAVING RETAIL LICENSE TO SELL ALCOHOL.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=TO SELL ALCOHOL]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


Concerned Christians of the Roanoke Valley have filed an appeal to the liquor license.
Members say they are waiting to gather evidence before heading to court.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM;]


Meantime Shannon, the Civic Center says expanded alcohol sales have brought in an additional forty thousand dollars.


[Bus-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-45 TC13:53]
[GRAPHIC=School Bus Accident]
[ENG#=4]


A 16 year old was injured in a school bus accident in Botetourt County this evening.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


State troopers say the bus was about to drop off some students on Alternate 220 about five o-clock when it was rear-ended by a pickup truck.
Three students and a driver were on board at the time. One student was taken to Community Hospital for what were believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the pick up, 48-year-old Robert Peters of Roanoke, was not seriously hurt and was charged with following too closely.
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[Stevens]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-50 TC10:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


The parents of a missing Danville boy have been charged with his abduction ... but police are still no closer to finding two-year-old A'Mario Stevens.
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[VO-NAT]


Yesterday, Danville police issued a nationwide Amber Alert for the missing boy.
[SUPER=03-Danville]


His maternal grandmother has legal custody of A'Mario ... she's been waiting and praying for his safe return.
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[SOT 18:54:41]
[IN Q=It's been real hard]

((SHARON DICKERSON/A'MARIO'S GRANDMOTHER; IT'S BEEN REAL HARD... HELPS A WHOLE LOT.))
[SUPER=01-Sharon Dickerson/A'Mario's Grandmother; ]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=that helps a lot.]
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[VO-NAT]


The parents ... 25-year-old Sherri Latoya Stevens and 21-year-old Lamarcus Jermaine Childress ... are both charged with felony abduction.
Police don't know where Childress is ... he's reportedly denied having the child with him.
Stevens has been hospitalized for undisclosed medical reasons.
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[Flint]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-39 TC 1:06:40]
[GRAPHIC=Richard Flint]
[ENG#=2]

The state Veterinary Board has re-instated Doctor Richard Flint's medical license.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

A committee of the board reviewed his patient records at a lengthy hearing today, before reprimanding him on numerous counts. This was the case of Reba Sink and her Persian cat, "Sweetie." The hearing focused on Patient History Reports dating back to February, 2003.
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[SOT FROM TAPE #2 @49:25]
[IN Q=2-6-03: Sweetie was]

((2-6-03 SWEETIE WAS GIVEN... APPARENTLY OVERMEDICATED AND NOT DOING WELL. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? I DON'T KNOW THAT WAS THE INTERPRETATION OF WHOEVER PUT THAT COMMENT IN THERE. THESE ARE YOUR RECORDS. I UNDERSTAND THAT.))
[SUPER=02-Dr. Andrew Horner/VA Veterinary Board; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Richard Flint/Noah's Ark Animal Complex; :11]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=I understand that.]
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[VO-NAT]

After reprimanding Flint, fining him 750-dollars and ordering him to complete some continuing education, the board announced his license will be re-instated at midnight Friday.
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[Harvest-Pharmaceuticals]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-44 TC33:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

An Independence company has shut its doors, barely a year and a half after it opened. Harvest Pharmaceuticals closed yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence/March 2003]

It was March of last year when Governor Mark Warner announced the company would locate in Independence where it was expected to create 30 jobs.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon ]
[SS=None]

According to a company spokesman, only four-employees worked at the facility. All were all let go. He wouldn not say why operations came to a halt, but added the company will continue on, just NOT at that location.

[VA-Economy]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-35 TC1:46:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


Virginia's economic outlook has improved, but legislators must use restraint when it comes to spending the state's money.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

That was the message Governor Mark Warner delivered to state business leaders today. He urged them to ask their legislators to be conservative when spending the state's budget surplus. He says by 2008 costs for Medicaid and K-12 education alone will top 2- billion dollars.
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[SOT 23:05:56]
[IN Q=We can meet those]

((MARK WARNER: WE CAN MEET THOSE OBLIGATIONS WITH THE FISCAL STRUCTURE WE PUT IN PLACE, WE'VE GOT THE STRUCTURE TO MEET THAT, BUT ONLY IF WE DON'T GO OFF AND SPEND WILLY NILLY THIS YEAR IN TERMS OF INCREASING OUR OVERALL BASE BUDGET.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=our overall base budget]
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[VO-NAT]

The Governor also urged V-Dot to come up with new ways to address the state's transportation problems.
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[McDonnell]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-37 TC1:29:07]
[GRAPHIC=Bob McDonnell]
[ENG#=1]


The presidential election may be history, but campaign season is still on for the candidates who hope to win statewide office next year.
Today, Republican Bob McDonnell announced his bid for Attorney General.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Virginia Beach Delegate visited the Virginia Museum of Transportation, as he formally kicked off his campaign.
Considered the early frontrunner for the Republican nomination, the conservative lawmaker said he has been laying the groundwork for two and a half years.
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[SOT 28:11]
[IN Q=There are only seven months]

((BOB MCDONNELL/(R) CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL; THERE ARE ONLY SEVEN MONTHS TO THE PRIMARY THAT I'VE GOT ON JUNE 14TH OF NEXT YEAR AND WITH SEVEN POINT TWO MILLION PEOPLE IN THE STATE AND 550 MILES FROM CUMBERLAND GAP TO CHINCOTEAGUE YOU CAN'T START SEVEN MONTHS OUT AND EXPECT TO WIN.))
[SUPER=01-Bob McDonnell/(R) Candidate for Attorney General;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=and expect to win.]
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[VO-NAT]


McDonnell will likely face Richmond Attorney Steve Baril (bah-RILL) for the Republican nomination.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Roanoke Senator John Edwards and Bath County Senator Creigh Deeds are vying for the Democratic nod.

[Radford-Recount]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2004]

Folks in Radford will find out who officially won the November elections in December. The Virginia Supreme Court has set a December 7th date for recounts in the Commonwealth's Attorney and Sheriff's races.
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]
[ENG#=APRISA]


K-Mart and Sears are joining forces.
What that means for stores and shoppers when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus a crook hoped for a little luck... when he stole a sack full of lottery tickets.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[ENG#=2]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=THE BIG 7."]

(( Hey folks, Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office as the Hokies turn it out at pep rally tonight on campus.

Frank Beamer and Ralph Freidgen gives us a glimpse at their past. A PH linkster earns a golf scholarship. And former Hokie Caleb Hurd, talk about the pressure of crewing Gordon's team this final week of the chase. Right here on the Big 7.))
[Sears-National]


(MINI OPEN)



[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=bda]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Sears/KMart]
[ENG#=1]

Two of the nation's oldest retailers today announced they'll become a single company.
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[VO-NAT]

Kmart is buying Sears, Roebuck and Company for eleven-billion dollars. The merger will create the third-largest retailer in the country, with fifty-six-billion dollars in combined sales. The new company, known as Sears Holdings, will operate both stores.
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[SOT :18 - :25]
[IN Q=I think the]

((AYLWIN LEWIS/CEO KMART HOLDING CORP.; I THINK THE COMBINATION OF THESE TWO GREAT AMERICAN RETAILERS WILL ALLOW US TO TURBOCHARGE OUR BUSINESS.))
[SUPER=01-Aylwin Lewis/Kmart Holding Corp. CEO;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=turbocharge our business.]
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[VO-NAT]

The stores will keep their separate identities. However, Sears Chairman Alan Lacy says several hundred Kmarts be *converted* to Sears, saying it would bring the products closer to the customer by allowing the growth of off-mall locations. The companies currently operate about 35-hundred stores combined.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
[ENG#=3]


Authorities say more than 30 policemen have been kidnapped in western Iraq. The officers were ambushed Sunday while returning from training in Jordan. Meantime, violence continues in Fallujah even after the U.S. declared the city secure. Aleen Sirgany has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=What the Pentagon calls...]
[SUPER=03-Fallujah, Iraq; :00]
[SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Richard Natonski/U. S. Marine Corps; :24]
[SUPER=01-Scott McClellan/White House Spokesman; 1:01 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News; 1:04]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON]

((WHAT THE PENTAGON CALLS "CLEANING UP" STILL LOOKS (NAT) AND SOUNDS LIKE WAR. DAYS AFTER THE U.S MILITARY CLAIMED TROOPS HAD CONTROL OVER FALLUJAH, THE FIGHTING THERE CONTINUES.
(NAT)

MARINES ARE SEARCHING DOOR-TO-DOOR, LOOKING FOR INSURGENTS AND SADDAM HUSSEIN LOYALISTS....SOME OF WHOM HAVE SNUCK INTO THE CITY BY SWIMMING ACROSS THE EUPHRATES RIVER.
(SOT Gen. Natonski)

"We're cleaning up rubble removing the dead bodies so we're doing everything to set those conditions to bring the people back as soon as we can." AND AS CITIZENS RETURN TO THEIR HOMES, THEY'RE GETTING SOME RELIEF. KUWAIT HAS SENT TRUCKLOADS OF HUMANITARIAN AID, INCLUDING 120 TONS OF FOOD AND MEDICINE BUT TO THE NORTH........
(NAT)

...A GRIM SCENE. AT LEAST TEN PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND MORE THAN A DOZEN INJURED WHEN A CAR BOMB EXPLODED NEAR A U.S MILITARY PATROL IN THE OIL CITY OF BAIJI. AND THE APPARENT MURDER OF AID WORKER MARGARET HASSAN HAS CHILLED OTHER HUMANITARIAN GROUPS IN THE COUNTRY. THE WHITE HOUSE CONDEMMED THE ACTION:
SOT: Scott McClellan/White House Spokesman: It shows the true nature of the terrorists.
(STANDUP)

AND THERE'S A REPORT THAT 31 IRAQI POLICEMEN RETURNING FROM A TRAINING MISSION IN JORDAN WERE TAKEN HOSTAGE BY INSURGENTS WHO ATTACKED THEIR HOTEL. BUT THERE'S NO CONFIRMATION FROM AUTHORITIES...STILL TRYING TO SORT FACT FROM FICTION AMIDST THE CHAOS. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]
[ENG#=APRISA]


Wondering what to wear to tomorrow night's big Tech football contest?
Robin's game day forecast is still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus Radford University's health clinics get a shot in the arm.
How that will help the community next.
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[Commercial]

[RU-Clinics]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=04-41 TC47:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


Last year, five-thousand people in the New River Valley turned to Radford University clinics for low cost health care.
But patients with more complicated health problems often had to be referred to other facilities.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford]


But now that Doctor Richard Moore is on board, that won't be case.
Nurse-practioners have led the clinics-- but with another doctor on staff they'll be able to improve the level of care available to patients.
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[SOT21:59:23]
[IN Q=I think we will be able to work with folks]

((JANET MCDANIEL/RU CLINICS DIRECTOR; I THINK WE WILL BE ABLE TO WORK WITH FOLKS AND KEEP THEM FROM USING THE EMERGENCY ROOM FOR CONDITIONS THAT WE CAN TREAT ON AN OUTPATIENT BASIS)) ((DR. RICHARD MOORE/RU CLINICS DOCTOR; WITH ME HERE WE CAN TAKE IT TO ANOTHER LEVEL. WE'RE ABLE TO SEE PATIENTS WITH PROBLEMS THAT BEFORE NEEDED TO BE REFERRED ON))
[SUPER=01-Janet McDaniel/RU Clinics Director; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Richard Moore/RU Clinics; :11]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=to be referred on]
(++++++++++++)

[WIPE TO APRISA FS]
If you'd like more information you can call 1-866-403-4947. The clinics also have a mobile unit.
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[Lottery-Thief]


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

Most people can never be certain they'll win anything when they buy lottery tickets- that's not the case for one California man.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alison Viejo, CA;]

Authorities say the thief broke into a convenience store and stole dozens of cartons of cigarettes along with hundreds of lotto tickets, which he then stuffed into a pillowcase. After the man ran out, he went back to pick up a carton of cigarettes he had dropped. Police say the man cashed in the winning scratch tickets before the lottery system came back up at 5-thirty a-m. The Orange County Sherrif's department says it's pretty sure the lottery bandit has struck before- at a shell station right next door.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=EXTRA POINT & SP-181 1:33:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=APRISA]

The Hokies hold a big pep rally tonight on campus. Beamer and Friedgen open the family scrapbook. Plus, Caleb Hurd - a crew member for Jeff Gordon checks in on the pressure of the Chase. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Patrick Henry's Chris Wirt signed his letter of intent to play division I golf at Elon. Wirt receives a partial scholarship to play for the Phoenix. Wirt was an all Western Valley District selection four years and an all Northwest Region choice three seasons for the Patriots. He won the district tournament this past season.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Chris Wirt/Accepts Golf Scholarship to Elon; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=division one golfer"]
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[go to scores]
[SUPER=#556;]
[SUPER=x5027;]
[SUPER=0098-j/N.C. State #19/92//New Orleans/58///j/Michigan/69//Colorado/60///;]
[SUPER=x5028;]
[SUPER=0096-j/Washington/110//Boston/105//Final in Overtime/j/Orlando/107//Utah/92///;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0096-j/Indiana/93//Atlanta/86///j/Detroit/93//Minnesota/85///;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0096-/Miami/85//Milwaukee/71/4//j/Phoenix/95//New Orleans/84///;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUTCUE=last score."]
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[S-Pep]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-179 11939TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH/MD]
[ENG#=1]

We begin tonight in Blacksburg where the Hokies and Terps are in the final countdown to tomorrow's ACC battle at Lane Stadium.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Tonight, Frank Beamer and his players were joined outside of Squires Student Center by some jacked up fans for an old fashioned Pep Rally. The men's and women's basketball teams, which open their seasons on Friday were also in attendance along with both the High and Low Techs. But this things tonight was about football and getting in the right frame of mind for the Terps.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/13 Touchdown Passes This Season; :03]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=....TERRAPIN BUTT, MAN (APPLAUSE)]
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[S-Friends]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-185 12328TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH/MD]
[ENG#=2]


As you saw, Beamer was leading the cheers tonight at the Pep Rally, but tomorrow night he'll be looking across the field at one of his best friends, Maryland head coach Ralph Freidgen.
The two have been best buds for more than 30 years.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :15]
[SUPER=04-ACC; :26]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Friedgen/Maryland Head Coach; :37]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=...another month, so."]
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((FRANK BEAMER./VT HEAD COACH:)) ((That Murray State experience was the last time the two coached together, and while this week's meeting will be their first as opposing head coaches it won't put a dent in their friendship. ((RALPH FRIEDGEN/MARYLAND HEAD COACH:)) So much so that they now own property in the same lake front subdivision on Lake Oconee (oh-cone-ee) Georgia.)) ((FRANK)) ((RALPH:))
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[S-Bassett]


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


The high school football playoffs open Friday night, and already a game has been moved. The Region Four, division four semi-final game between Carroll County and Bassett will be played Friday night at 7:30.
Originally, they planned to play this game on Saturday evening, but they are trying to beat the rain that is forecast for the weekend.

[S-Caleb]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-177 TC15810]
[GRAPHIC=nextel chase]
[ENG#=3]


The Nextel Chase for the Championship comes to a close this weekend in Homestead, Florida. The 10 week grind has been stressful on the drivers, and the pit crew members. Caleb Hurd, Jeff Gordon's catch can man, played football for the Hokies and Pulaski County High School. His team is just 21 points behind with one race to go.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Caleb Hurd/DuPont Chevy Catch Can Man; :]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=do well every week."]
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[VO-NAT]


In one other Nascar note, Jon Wood will make the jump from the Truck Series to the Busch Series next year where he'll team up with Stacy Compton and Robert Pressley, driving a Ford Taurus. The 23 year old is currently 14th in the Truck Series standings.
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[S-Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-186 TC1006]
[GRAPHIC=DAZZLE]
[ENG#=4]


The Roanoke Dazzle opens the NBDL season on Friday night at the Civic Center against the Fayetteville Patriots. Coach Kent Davison is anxious to get started and says the league has come a long way since its inception in 2000.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Kent Davison/Dazzle Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:37]
[OUT Q=come back and watch again."]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Stress]


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


There's a lot of stress out there, and researchers say Americans are looking more to chocolate and tobacco to help get through. The latest American Customer Satisfaction Index shows numbers are up for candy makers. And the ratings for tobacco products are at their highest level in four years. One researcher says the public's concern about safety, the war in Iraq, the presidential election and rising health-care costs may have been contributing factors.

[Roller-Derby]


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


Many of us also turn to exercise to relieve our stress.
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[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-New York City;]

Like these young New Yorkers who are reviving the long-dormant sport of roller derby. They put on their most risque fishnet stockings and miniskirts, tie on their roller-skates, and prepare for a night of crashes, bruises and screaming fans.
(///// SOT at :15 /////)
[SOT :48 - 1:01]
[IN Q=Absolute fearlessness is the key...]

((TAMMY HEATON/ROLLER DERBY SKATER: ABSOLUTE FEARLESSNESS IS THE KEY. YOU CAN'T BE AFRAID TO FALL, YOU CAN'T BE AFRAID TO GET IN THERE AND LIKE THROW SOME ELBOWS, YOU CAN'T BE AFRAID TO HIT PEOPLE AND YOU CAN'T SAY YOU'RE SORRY. THERE IS NO SORRY IN ROLLER DERBY.))
[SUPER=01-Tammy Heaton/Roller Derby Skater;]
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[OUT Q=There is no sorry in roller derby.]
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Roller derby had it's heyday in the late 1940's and 1950's, with crowds of up to 30-thousand at each event. Organizers hope to resurrect the sport and give it a new edge. There are already more than 20-all-girl roller derby leagues in the U.S. (------------)