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ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#NewsHd
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VO-NAT


Coming up next on News 7 at 6... the hotel that housed confederate generals in Buchanan is in ashes tonight.
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ANCHOR=Eric
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And it's a record-breaking day for Roanoke College

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Headline
GRAPHIC=NONE


In sports, The High School and college football seasons kicked off this afternoon.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And Michael Westbrook apologizes to Stephen Davis and the Team and receives a huge fine from head coach Norv Turner.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Andrew
SS=None


More pleasant weather for the rest of the weekend.
We set record lows in West Virginia last night, and we'll flirt with records in Virginia tonight.
The chilly forecast is coming up.

Hotel-Botetourt


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-47
GRAPHIC=Fire


The historic Hotel Botetourt is in ruins and a 30-year-old resident of the home is charged with arson.
Duane Bowman is in custody for allegedly starting the fire.
The Buchanan landmark served as a home for mentally handicapped adults.
Denise Allen reports.
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SUPER=03-Buchanan;
SUPER=01-Ray Sloan/Buchanan Vol. Fire Dept. Asst. Chief;
SUPER=01-N.C. Tolley, Sr./Deputy Sheriff Fire Inv.;
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Flames claimed the historic Hotel Botetourt.
Buchanan residents say confederate generals used the 146 year old building as a rest stop but for nearly 15 years it was more of a rest-HOME for about 30 mentally handicapped adults.
Most of them are elderly.
They lost everything but no one was hurt.
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SOT tape 1 14:43:55 nat sot
IN Q=there's a church

((THERE'S A CHURCH UP THERE ON THE CORNER. TAKE THEM UP THERE AND THAT WAY THEY'LL HAVE FACILITIES AND FOOD AND ALL THAT WHOLE THING.))
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When fire fighters arrived around 12-45 this morning flames were shooting from the roof.
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((RAY SLOAN/BUCHANAN ASST FIRE CHIEF: WE MADE AN INTERIOR ATTACK ON THE FRONT BUT THE CEILING STARTED CAVING IN AND WE PULLED OUT AND DID AN EXTERIOR ATTACK AFTER THAT.))
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((N.C.TOLLEY, SR/DEPUTY SHERIFF FIRE INVESTIGATOR: WE HAD A RESIDENT HERE THAT WAS UPSET WITH THE MANAGEMENT AND HE TOOK A CIGARET LIGHTER AND LIT SOME CURTAINS UP.))
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OUT Q=SOME CURTAINS UP


Crews from Eagle Rock, Glasgow, Roanoke County and Troutville helped the Buchanan fire department battle the blaze.
Even the near by James River was used to drown the flames.
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SOT tape 2 17:22:47
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((WE'VE TRAINED TO PUT SOME OF OUR PUMPERS DOWN AT THE RIVER AND THEN WE LAY THE LINE TO THE INCIDENT.))
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The home did not have a sprinkler system.
Officials credit the safety of the residents to Hotel Botetourt workers and frequent fire drills.
Denise Allen News 7.

VA-Megan's-Law


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Virginia's Crime Commission is crafting a version of ``Megan's Law'' -- a proposal to let people know when a convicted sex offender has been released into their community.
A task force of the commission tentatively approved a system yesterday.
The Virginia system would rate the risk assigned to a sex offender based on criminal history and other factors.

CFW


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=97-55
GRAPHIC=none


The Clifton Forge directory assistance center will soon increase its workforce to more than 200 employees.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Clifton Forge;


C-F-W Communications says it will expand its facility there and one it has in Waynesboro, due to projected growth.
It plans to hire 75 full-time workers at each call center.
One of the company's main customers is A-T-and-T's mid-Atlantic region.
C-F-W operators handle more than 170- thousand directory assistance calls on an average business day.
Right now it has about 140 employees in Clifton Forge.
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Red-Onion


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#=97-65
GRAPHIC=none


Officials took people on tours yesterday of the state's newest maximum security prison.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wise Co.;


The prison is on top of Red Onion Mountain, near the Wise-Dickenson County line.
The contractor held what's called a "topping out" ceremony.
That marks the completion of work on the highest point of the building.
The 72 million dollar prison is bringing an estimated 500 jobs so far to Southwest Virginia.
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L'burg-Police


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#=97-61
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


After spending years in cramped quarters, the Lynchburg Police Department finally has a little room to stretch out and move around.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Friday;


The department's new west wing actually opened for business two months ago, but the public took a tour during an open house on Friday.
Officials say increasing the office space should also boost productivity and employee morale.
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((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: MUCH OF WHAT THEY DO DEALS WITH INTERVIEWING AND TALKING WITH CITIZENS AND SUSPECTS AND WE REALLY DIDN'T HAVE AN ENVIRONMENT THAT WAS CONDUCIVE TO THAT. AND AGAIN, I THINK PEOPLE ARE AFFECTED BY THEIR SURROUNDINGS NOT ONLY THE WORKERS BUT THE PEOPLE WHO DEAL WITH THEM. AND THIS IS AN EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION AND NOW WE HAVE A FACILITY THAT MIRRORS THE PROFESSIONALISM OF THE INDIVIDUALS.))
SUPER=01-Col. Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police Chief; :00
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VO-NAT


Friday also marked the third anniversary of Chief Bennett's arrival in Lynchburg.
Mayor Jim Whitaker presented him with the Meritorious Service Medal for his work in the Hill City.
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Freshmen-Arr


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-51
GRAPHIC=Roanoke College


Roanoke College is welcoming a record number of new students.
Classes begin Wednesday, but more than 500 freshmen and transfer students started arriving today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Moving day is never hassle free.
But upper-classmen were on hand to help ease the box carrying burden for the students' families.
And freshmen tend to bring everything but the kitchen sink.
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SOT 23:36:27
IN Q=THERE'S NOTHING

((AMY KELAHER/ROANOKE COLLEGE FRESHMAN: THERE'S NOTHING LEFT IN MY ROOM AT HOME AND ALL MY CLOTHES, POSTERS, SHOES I DON'T KNOW EVERYTHING.))
SUPER=01-Amy Kelaher/Roanoke College Freshman;
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OUT Q=I DON'T KNOW EVERYTHING
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VO-NAT


And it's those little pieces of home that make the first time away from the family easier.
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((JEN SEMBER/ROANOKE COLLEGE FRESHMAN: PICTURES OF HOME.)) ((SO I CAN REMEMBER MY FAMILY, FRIENDS, EXPLAIN MY LIFE A LITTLE BETTER TO THE PEOPLE I'M LIVING WITH NOW.))
SUPER=01-Jen Sember/Roanoke College Freshman; :03
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OUT Q=LIVING WITH NOW
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Anchor=Eric
SS=Roanoke College


Roanoke College has more than 16-hundred students.
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lotto


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=
GRAPHIC=Virginia Lottery


The jackpot for the Virginia Lottery is now the highest in the nation.
It's estimated at 22 million dollars and Lottery officials are expecting to collect 4 thousand dollars a minute in ticket sales leading up to the drawing.
The jackpot drawing will be held later tonight.

Webwatch


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#WebWatch
GRAPHIC=Web Watch


Are you addicted to the Internet? A new study says it can happen, just like drugs, alcohol, or caffeine.
Psychologists say sex-oriented websites increase the risk.
More on today's edition of WebWatch.
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(( Some on-line sex websites are making thousands, even millions of dollars, as people keep logging in...

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((JOHN MILLS/ADULT WEBSITE OPERATOR; CURIOSITY MAYBE, OR FOR EROTICISM, MAYBE JUST THE TABOO OR THE EXCITEMENT OF IT ALL ))
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But psychologists attending a recent convention warn casual interest can become a serious problem.

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((PSYCHOLOGIST; FOR CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE VULNERABLE, THEY CAM BECOME SEXUALLY PREOCCUPIED, TO THE POINT OF OBSESSION.))
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Hate groups on the web are being watched...
Hatewatch is a project of a non-profit group trying to educate people about the existance of hate groups on-line.
The site keeps an updated list of sites allegedly operated by hate groups.
According to the Anti-Defamation League, hate sites on the web are sophisticated and deceptive.
It is warning parents that children searching for information about the holocaust, race, or religion could inadvertently end up on one of these sites.

If you want to rent a movie, but can't make it to the video store... Reel-dot-com makes it easy to rent on the web...
Choose from 30-thousand titles, many of which might be tough to find at your neighborhood.
You will have to pay shipping costs up front, which brings the rental fee from four to nine dollars per tape, depending on how many you order.

To become a web-powered couch potato, the link is on the Webwatch page on the WDBJ Website, at WWW-dot-WDBJ7-dot-com.))

Star-Lighting


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-60
GRAPHIC=none


The Roanoke star was shining bright last night for the first time in about four months.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Area residents gathered along with Mayor Bowers atop Mill Mountain to celebrate the relighting of the star.
Some residents were around for the first lighting of the star in 1949 but said the event meant much more the second time around.
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((BETTY DILLION/STAR WATCHER: IT WAS EXCITING THEN BUT IT'S MORE EXCITING NOW.))
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OUT Q=more exciting now
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VO-NAT


Repair crews shut off the symbol's lights to begin replacing rusted metal, and to put in new neon tubing as well as to repaint it.
The new paint is supposed to help protect the 10 thousand pound fixture from weather damage.
The repairs cost 60 thousand dollars.
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Foster-Grandparents


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-45
GRAPHIC=none


Some grandparents find they just can't get enough of their little ones.
Stacey Martin tells us how they can use all that extra love in the Foster Grandparent program.
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SUPER=01-Irene Crockett/Foster Grandparent; :31
SUPER=01-Barbara James-Watson/LOA; :54
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((Her name is Irene Crockett. But, here at the Greenville School's Babyland she's known simply as "Grandma."
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((NAT/SOT))
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She's a volunteer with the Foster Grandparent Program organized by the League of Older Americans.
Along with more than a dozen other volunteers she helps care for infants and children up to age five.
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SOT 10.30.47 - 10.30.56
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((IRENE CROCKETT/FOSTER GRANDPARENT: I LOVE THE BABIES SO MUCH. AND, I HAVE SO MANY BABIES OF MY OWN I JUST WANTED TO STRETCH OUT AND GIVE MY LOVE TO THE REST OF THE BABIES.))
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The program started in 1973 in the Roanoke region and is now one of only four in Virginia.
Each year at least 12 senior citizens are chosen to become Foster Grandparents once they pass the agency's requirements.
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((BARBARA JAMES-WATSON/LOA: THEY HAVE TO BE 60 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. THEY HAVE TO BE RETIRED ON A SOMEWHAT LIMITED INCOME AND GENUINELY HAVE A LOVE FOR CHILDREN. AND, WE DO GO THROUGH AN APPLICATION PROCESS WHERE THEY MUST GIVE US REFERENCES AND THEY'RE THOROUGHLY SCREENED AND WE MAKE SURE THEY'RE ABLE TO KEEP-UP WITH LITTLE KIDS.))
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With volunteers dropping out and the school year about to get underway, LOA says the need for new Foster Grandparents is greater.
Though little time remains, James says the agency hopes to fill at least 12 openings by Monday.
Stacey Martin, News 7, Salem.))

UGLY-TRUCK


ANCHOR=ERIC
NEWSCAST=SIX
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#=97-49
GRAPHIC=none


The Virginia Museum of Transportation's Wheels of Dreams Show contained some nightmares.
And some of these trucks should have been PUT to sleep.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


But these clunkers were invited guests.
Their invitation was to the first annual "Ugly Pickup Truck Contest."
They are judged by how much rust or mud there is on the truck.
There is also the mismatched parts award or "what's in that bed?"
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SOT 22:28:04
IN Q=there's a mystery

((LYNN MEYER/VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION: THERE'S A MYSTERY CATEGORY. THINGS GET THROWN IN THE BACK OF A PICK UP TRUCK THAT STAY THERE UNTIL THEY'RE UNRECOGNIZABLE.))
SUPER=01-Lynn Meyer/Virginia Museum of Transportation;
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VO-NAT


All trucks are eligible, even if it didn't start out as a truck.
In fact there is an award for the best, or whatever, customized ugly truck.
But all the trucks must be able to arrive on their own power.
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SOT 31:38:25
IN Q=IT HAS LIKE

((SHAWN TYREE/UGLY TRUCK OWNER: IT HAS LIKE A SHORT SEAT IN IT, IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE. HOUSE CARPET, MUDDY HOUSE CARPET.)) ((CHRIS DEFIBAUGH/UGLY TRUCK OWNER: WE SEEN IT AT THE STOP-IN, THE THING FOR IT, THE UGLY TRUCK CONTEST AND ME AND CHUCK OVER THERE, WE WAS THINKING "WELL WHY NOT." SO WE DECIDED TO GRAB THE DOG AND COME ON DOWN WITH IT.))
SUPER=01-Shawn Tyree/Ugly Truck Owner;
SUPER=01-Chris Defibaugh/Ugly Truck Owner;:08
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VO-NAT


The winner picked up fifty dollars with 25-dollars going to owners of the second and third ugliest truck.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, The field was completed this morning for tonight's running of the Goody's 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Oklahoma and Northwestern squared off in the Pigskin Classic.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And Roanoke Catholic kicked off the High school Football season this afternoon at Victory Stadium.
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S-Catholic


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FFE#1
GRAPHIC=FFE Logo


Roanoke Catholic opened the high school football season this afternoon at Victory Stadium hosting Kenston Forest.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Catholic vs Kenston Forest; :


Catholic head coach John Cooke getting his guys ready for the opening Kickoff.
In the first quarter, Tony Reed takes the punt at his own 20 breaks up the right side and scoots in from 80 yards out and the Celtics jumped out to the quick 7 to nothing lead on the Kavaliers.
But Kenston Forest comes back later in the first quarter Junior Quarterback Jason Flippen throws the fade pass to the right corner of the end zone and Adam Bryant hauls it in for the 18-yard T-d Pass point after missed to make it 7 to 6 Catholic.
Then with 1:28 left in the first quarter Catholic tailback Eugene Leftwich starts right cuts left and streaks 70 yards all the way to the Kavalier two to set up a Celtic score to make it 14 to 6 Catholic.
With less than one minute left in SUPER=36-Roanoke/28/Kenston Forest/26/;

the first half Kenston Forest has it inside the Catholic 10 Flippen to Bryant again on the fade to make it 14 to 12 and Catholic wins it 28 to 26.
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S-College


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-1
GRAPHIC=College Football


The college football season also kicked off this afternoon at Solider Field in Chicago Northwestern and Oklahoma hooking up in the Pigskin Classic.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/ABC SPORTS; :


The Sooners moved the ball all over the field. But trailing 6 to nothing with the ball inside the Northwestern 5 yard line this pass is intercepted and returned to the 20 yard line stopping the drive.
Northwestern opened the fourth quarter with a 15 play 80 yard drive
SUPER=36-Northwestern/24/Oklahoma/0/; that ended in this Faraji Leary one

yard touchdown run over the right side the two point conversion made it 14 to nothing and Northwestern wins it 24 to zip.
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S-Taylor


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VF97-1
GRAPHIC=UVa football


The Virginia cavaliers are probably sick and tired of hearing how they have to replace 7 defensive starters, including five NFL draft picks.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00


Former Patrick Henry star Shannon Taylor welcomes the challenge of producing on a young Virginia defense. He will start at Defensive end with a great deal of confidence.
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((SHANNON TAYLOR/UVA DEFENSIVE END:))
SUPER=01-Shannon Taylor/UVa Defensive End; :00
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :21
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OUT Q=...need there"
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S-Westbrook


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#RS97-1
GRAPHIC=Redskins Logo


Washington Redskin wide receiver Michael Westbrook apologized privately to Stephen Davis and then to the entire team today for his attack on Davis during a practice earlier this week.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Ashburn, VA; :


The apology was accepted but Redskin coach Norv Turner fined Westbrook 50-thousand dollars this morning.
Westbrook knocked Davis to the ground and punched him in the face several times during the practice.
In addition to his fine and suspension for the Miami game, Westbrook was bumped from the starting lineup for the season opener at Carolina.
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S-Braves


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-13
GRAPHIC=Braves/Reds


The Atlanta Braves were at home this afternoon hosting the Cincinnati Reds.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/FOX SPORTS; :


The Braves with a 5 game lead in the National League East Division.
But Cincinnati would get off to a fast start. Edurado Perez strokes this single up the middle to score Reggie Sanders for a 1 to nothing lead.
Atlanta tied it in their half of the first then in the sixth Joe Oliver gets all of this pitch sending it over the left field wall for a solo homer but Cincinnati still trailed 3 to 2.
The Braves opened it up in the SUPER=35-Atlanta/10/Cincinnati/3/; seventh

Chipper Jones hits a line drive to left centerfield scoring Keith Lockhart and Kenny Lofton to make it 8 to 2 and Atlanta wins it 10 to 3.
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S-Qualify


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Bristol Speedway


The field is set for tonight's Goody's 500 at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Joe Nemechek will start in the 26-th position.
And here's the rest of the 45 car field.
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WIPE TO QUALIFYING
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Jeff Green//30. Mike Skinner//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0107-31. Ernie Irvan//32. Michael Waltrip//33. Dale Earnhardt//34. Steve

Grissom//35. Bill Elliott//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0107-36. Chad Little//37. Bobby Labonte//38. Hut Stricklin//39. Ricky

Rudd//40. Dave Marcis//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0107-41. Gary Bradberry//42. Rick Mast//43. Robby Gordon//44. Morgan

Shepherd//45. Brett Bodine//;
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