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Next on News Seven-- the Citadel, welcomes four women cadets to the ranks... we'll have the latest.

Denise-Live


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Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
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In sports, The Astros move back into first place in the National League Central the field is set for tonight's Goody's 500 in Bristol And the college football season opens today. WX-Head
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It's the calm AFTER the storm for parts of southwestern Virginia--
But more rain and thunderstorms could fall during the evening hours.
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect.

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This was the scene at the Citadel today-- history in the making.
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ANCHOR=Ron
SS=News 7 at Six


Good Evening.
This is News 7 at Six.
I'm Ron Jones.


VWIL


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Four women are making history today.
This is the Citadel's FIRST FRESHMAN class since the all male school ended its three year battle to keep women out.
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Today these women arrived on campus for orientation and were bombarded by the media.
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In Lexington, Virginia Military Institute officials haven't made a decision on whether the school should admit women.
But female students at V-Will know what media attention is all about.
Denise Allen has more.
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Citadel-VWill


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((Mary Baldwin College's V-Will program was developed to cater to women seeking the V-M-I experience.
When the program began last year it attracted media crews from all over the country.
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((ALLYSON HATFIELD/V-WILL SOPHOMORE: THEY ALWAYS ASKED THE SAME QUESTIONS. "DO YOU REALIZE WHAT YOU'RE DOING?" ALL OF OUR ANSWERS WERE, "WE'RE ENTERING A PROGRAM THAT'S GOING TO MAKE US BETTER PEOPLE." THEY WERE LIKE NO YOU'RE CHANGING HISTORY AND WE'RE LIKE NO WE'RE ENTERING THIS PROGRAM BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO HELP US INDIVIDUALLY. SO IT JUST GOT FRUSTRATING WITH THE MEDIA.))
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Now the media attention has shifted to South Carolina.
The Citadel has ended its three year legal battle to keep women out after the U-S Supreme Court ruled in June that the all-male policy at V-M-I was unconstitutional.
Four women are in this year's freshmen class at the Citadel.
Mary Baldwin officials say the newness attracts all the attention, but given time everyone will adjust.
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((CRISTA CABE/MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE PR: THE TRADITIONAL STUDENTS EXCEPTED THE V-WILL STUDENTS THEY BECAME GOOD FRIENDS SO I EXPECT ANYWHERE YOU GET A GROUP OF 18 YEAR OLDS TOGETHER OFF ON A NEW ADVENTURE THERE'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF BONDING GOING ON.))
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These V-Will students will spend the weekend at the wilderness camp to see if they're up to physical challenges of the program.
While in South Carolina, these students will have to face the additional challenge of media scrutiny.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Tech


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-67
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There's an eye in the sky looking out for Virginia Tech students heading back to school this weekend.
It's not big brother, it's the Department of Transportation.
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V-DOT has a camera mounted on the bottom of a small blimp.
Tech officials hope this high tech equipment will make the move-in process easier by controlling traffic.
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((JON DUFRESNE/VDOT ITS OPER. ENG.: WE KNOW WE CAN'T BUILD OUR WAY OF CONGESTION. SO WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS MANAGE THE SYSTEM WE HAVE MORE EFFICIENTLY AND THIS IS ONE WAY OF DOING IT WITH AN EYE IN THE SKY.))
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The camera is on loan from Delaware.
It sends pictures to the command center on the ground.
There, officials can notify police of trouble spots and traffic can be diverted if necessary.
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Radford


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And while Tech freshmen were traveling the highways to their first year of college,
Radford University students were also descending on southwest Virginia.
Students start moving in this weekend.
Classes start at R-U on Monday.
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Roanoke-College


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And at the gates Roanoke College, the twenty-first century arrived.
The record 440 members of the Class of 2000 converged on Salem today.
They came from as close as the Roanoke Valley and as far away as New Zealand and Japan.
The Scholars and Honors Program at the College are experiencing big jumps in participation this year.
Officials say the programs should grow more than 25- percent over the next four years.
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Moo


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If you were travelling on Interstate 81 in Augusta County early this morning-- more than likely you were delayed.
That's because State Police spent about 12 hours gathering cows off the road.
Apparently 20 cows got loose around 8-30 last night.
The interstate was closed for about 8 miles.

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Still to come on News 7,
A businessman says Roanoke County is STALLING on some plans to renovate bathrooms.
And,
The Blues and Jazz Festival is going on today-- Denise Allen is soaking up the music.
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Okay, Denise--
Roanoke and most surrounding cities did pick up some thunderstorms this afternoon.
Things have quieted down around here-- but we're still under a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 tonight.
But right now, let's take a look at how much rain did fall around the region-- Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
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Halifax-Drugs


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In Halifax County a drug raid netted 12 arrests.
The Sheriff's Department and State Police worked hand- in- hand.
It all took place between 10 last night and two this morning at the intersection of 6-0-3 and 5-0-1 in Cody and Volens.
Four vehicles, two handguns, marijuana and several grams of crack cocaine were seized.

On-Record


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TAPE# 96-70
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Since the Million Man March many communities across the country have re-evaluated their priorities and are also re-building their neighborhoods.
And here in the valley some community leaders are doing the same.
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Rebuilding the Black Community formed a week after the march.
Organizers say one of their many goals is to help young people improve in school.
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((TONY REED/RBC PRESIDENT: WE WANT TO TRY TO IMPROVE THE TEST SCORES FROM TWO OTHER AREA SCHOOLS AND IMPROVE THE PASSPORT EXAM.))
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R-B-C organizers say they are NOT affiliated with any political party.
They believe any effort to help young people would be advantageous to all communities.
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((IF YOU SHOW. THEM DIRECTION AND LEADERSHIP AND GUIDE THEM THROUGH THIS WHEN THEY BECOME YOUNG ADULTS WE PROBABLY WON'T HAVE DRUG DEALERS AND GUYS DROPPING OUT OF SCHOOL AND TEENAGE PREGNANCY AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.))
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ANCHOR=Ron
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To find out more information on Rebuilding the Black Community-- tune in to On Record tomorrow morning at eleven.

Toilet-Stalls


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For the past four years a Roanoke County resident says NO ONE has listened to his complaints about the poor condition of the boys' bathrooms at Cave Spring High School.
So, he asked News Seven to take a look... and Len Besthoff went along for a tour.
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Bob Kopstein says the girls at Cave Spring High School have adequate bathrooms.
But the head of the Optical Cable Corporation escorted us through the boys rooms to support his belief that in this respect they are being treated like animals.
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((BOB KOPSTEIN: ALL OF THEM ARE SITTING HERE, WITH REALLY NO PRIVACY FOR PEOPLE THAT HAVE TO GO TO THE BATHROOM. THERE'S NO DIVIDERS, NO STALLS, NO NOTHING FOR THE BOYS' BATHROOMS.))
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It's not just Kopstein complaining.
Listen to this Cave Spring graduate.
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((GARRET MIN/CAVE SPRING H.S. GRADUATE: LIKE I CALLED MY MOM NUMEROUS TIMES TO COME AND PICK ME UP AND TAKE ME HOME SO THAT I COULD GO USE THE BATHROOM. I HAD FRIENDS THAT WOULD DO THE EXACT SAME THING. LOTS OF FRIENDS.))
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Roanoke County says the boys' rooms will be repaired in the next few months as part of a multi- million- dollar capital improvement program.
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((HOMER DUFF/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOLS: IT DOES NOT NECESSARILY REPLACE THE FLOORS IN THE BATHROOMS. BUT WE'RE TRYING TO GET THE FIXTURES AND PARTITIONS, THAT WOULD BE THE THINGS MOST IMPORTANT IN THE BATHROOM.))
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Kopstein says it's not so much that the bathrooms will be fixed, it's the fact that they got in this condition in the first place.
The county notes many stalls don't last long, due to vandalism.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

Jazz


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Roanoke's special events committee decided to try something different this year.
That's how the first annual Roanoke Blues and Jazz Festival was born.
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Denise Allen is at Elmwood Park singing the blues.
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Well not quite Ron.
But it is a good time, listening to great music.
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The bands started around noon today and have been playing non-stop ever since.
Even a thunder storm couldn't stop notes from pouring out.
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The special events committee wanted to bring another festival to the star city.
But they also wanted to expose Roanoke to a different music venue.
It didn't take long for the area's "under-current of jazz and blues" to rise to the surface and take hold of the new festival.
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((JOYCE LEE/ROANOKE SPECIAL EVENT COOR.: THIS YEAR WE'RE ON A TIME FRAME CONSTRAINT BUT ALSO JUST KIND OF TIE IN THE LOCAL TALENT AND AS THE FESTIVAL BUILDS BRING IN THE HEADLINERS TO CO-INSIDE WITH THAT.))
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By the end of the day seven bands will have taken the stage.
Many of these musicians are local.
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Blake Dingler is with us tonight to talk about the local talent and many people might not realize that we have quite a few jazz and blues bands here?
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Ron the music lasts until seven.
If you weren't able to take in the tunes today there is a host of local talent to catch at area night spots.

Stocks


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Still to come on News 7,
Kimberly will tell us if we can expect more rain for the weekend.
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And,
An out- of- the- ordinary pageant title is up for grabs tonight in Roanoke.
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We'll have more on that...
But first, let's check to see how some Hometown stocks did for the week.
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Senior-Pageant


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Like fine wine... some things just get better with time.
That's the opinion of many contestants at the Ms. Virginia Senior Citizen Pageant.
The talent portion of the competition was last night... And Jay Moore was there.
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Not all the contestants were twistin the night away; some were singing, some were dancing, and some even perfomed comedy acts.
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And there was certainly plenty of variety.
These young ladies range from 55 to 79.
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The 15 contestants will find out who the new Ms. Virginia will be tonight at 8 at Virginia Western Community College.
In Roanoke, Jay Moore, News 7.))

Sports Tease


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And coming up, Highlights from a couple of afternoon baseball games Lake Speed will start 26-th in the Goody's 500.
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And the college football season opened today as 13-th ranked Texas A & M and Brigham Young battled in the Pigskin Classic.
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S-Astros


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The Houston Astros have moved back into first place in the National League Central Division with a 3 to 1 win over St. Louis.
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Cardinal Shortstop Ozzie Smith sporting a new pair of Cowboy boots.
But Houston took the lead in the bottom of the fourth. Tony Eusebio hits a grounder to short scoring Jeff Bagwell the Astros led 1 to nothing.
St. Louis answered in the top of the sixth. Ron Gant hits a shot in the gap at left centerfield Ray Lankford rounds the bases to score and the game was tied at 1 to 1.
Then in the bottom of the ninth, SUPER=35-Houston/3/St. Louis/1/;Orlando

Miller sends this Todd Stottlemyre pitch over the centerfield wall for a two run homer and the Astros win it 3 to 1.
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S-Sox


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NEWSCAST=6pm
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The Boston Red Sox celebrated this afternoon with a 9 to 5 win over the Seattle Mariners.
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A couple of Red Sox fans enjoying the afternoon at Fenway.
Boston's Reggie Jefferson belts this two run homer over the right field wall in the second inning and the Red Sox led the Mariners 2 to 1.
Seattle chipped away at that lead and in the third Brian Hunter hits a single to right field Edgar Martinez rounds the bases to score and the game was tied at 3 to 3.
Then in the fifth. Jeff Frye gets SUPER=35-Boston/9/Seattle/5/;all of

this pitch sending it over the left centerfield wall for a two run homer Boston led 5 to 4 and the Red sox win it 9 to 5.
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S-Qualify


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NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
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The field is set for tonight's Goody's 500 at the Bristol Motor Speedway. The majority of the drivers stood on their speeds from yesterday which means Lake speed will start in the 26-th position.
For the remainder of the field lets check the numbers. wipe to boards
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Johnny Benson//30. Rick Mast;
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SUPER=0107-31. Robert Pressley//32. Wally Dallenbach//33. Jim Sauter//34. John

Andretti//35. Bobby Hillin;
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SUPER=0107-36. Jeremy Mayfield//37. Derrike Cope//38. Bobby Hamilton//39. Bill

Elliott//40. Chad Little;
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S-College


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB96-1
GRAPHIC=College Football


The college football season got off with a bang this afternoon. Brigham young scoring in the closing minute of the game to beat 13-th ranked Texas A & M 41 to 37.
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B-Y-U trailed 34 to 26 after three quarters then in the fourth Steve Sarkisian hooks up with James dye on the 12 yard touchdown pass the two point conversion tied it at 34 to 34.
Then moments later Kyle Bryant came in a nailed this 52 yard field goal and Texas A & M took the lead 37 to 34 with just over a minute remaining in the game.
B-Y-U went for the long play SUPER=34-Brigham Young/41/Texas A &

M/37/;Sarkisian hits Ko Kealaluhi on this 46 yard touchdown pass and Brigham Young opens its season knocking off Texas A & M 41 to 37.
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S-Botetourt


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NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-13
GRAPHIC=VHSL FOOTBALL


With the addition of Blacksburg and Christiansburg, The Blue Ridge District will be one of the toughest in the state this season.
And that makes it even more tougher for teams like Lord Botetourt to Challenge for the district title.
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But Cavalier head coach Andy Ward is not crying the Blues. The Cavaliers have 19 starters returning, 10 on defense and 9 on offense.
Early in the pre season the practices focused on developing skills and in order to do that the Cavaliers returned to the basics.
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The Cavalier numbers are about the same as the past three years.
While Botetourt lacks depth the Cavaliers are definitely talented at the skilled positions.
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S-Skins


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#RS96-1
GRAPHIC=Redskins Logo


The Washington Redskins ended their preseason on a down note losing to New England last night 27 to 19.
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The Redskins got on the board early. Gus Frerotte goes to the air and hits Leslie Shepherd on the 62 yard touchdown pass Washington led 7 to nothing in the first quarter.
The Patriots came right back Curtis Martin dives over from the three yard line the score was tied 7 to 7 with 2-minutes left in the first.
Frerotte got careless with the ball before the quarter ended. Monte Brown picking off this pass at the Washington 22 yard line.
Several plays later Martin Bulls his way over from the one and the Patriots led 13 to 7 in the second quarter.
Drew Bledsoe goes to the air on SUPER=30-New

England/27/Washington/19/;short yardage Sam Gash makes the catch and scores (-------------) from 13 yards out New England led 20 to 13 and the Patriots win it 27 to 19.