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News-head

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Coming up next on News 7...
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A three day old baby is back with his parents after police catch his kidnapper.
UPS is trying to avoid a second strike.
And VMI rats spend the day learning about their Civil War heritage.
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News 7 is next.

Danville-Fire


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A mother and child were seriously wounded in a Danville house fire tonight.
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Inspector Ronnie Harvey says he thinks a 12-year-old girl had a can of gas in her hand when the fire started in the kitchen.
He says second and third degree burns cover most of the girl's body.
She is reportedly being flown to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.
Her mother, Mary Stewart, suffered smoke inhalation and burns on her hands.
Flames damaged the rear of the house and firefighters are still trying to confirm the cause of the blaze.
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VMI-New-Market


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#=97-50
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Every freshman class at V-M-I steps out of line- -somewhere along the way- -just enough to make its mark.
It happened today at New Market.
Keith humphry was there.
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((They were told to WALK across the battlefield.
NAT SOT--walk ,roar, run


The largest rat class- -ever- -at V-M-I- -the first co-ed class- -broke into a run.
Though it was a mark of defiance- -upperclassmen were delighted by the rats' spirit.
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Re-enactment footage
This is a history lesson.
Modern-day cadets learn the entire corps of cadets was pressed into service by the Confederacy late in the Civil War.
Ten cadets died saving the day for the Southern cause.
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It was also a coming out... a swearing in, and a ceremony to bestow the New Market pins on these fledgling cadets. YES-Sir- -Jolin at 12:42:55
Dawn Marshall of Highland County had been concerned about her daughter, Jennifer.
She thought those pictures she'd seen on T-V might have shown Jen buckling under the attention of the cadre.
Jen assured her mom she was doing fine.
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If she can carry a tune all the way downtown- -by the end of her first week- -after all she's been through, she might just make it.
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))

Kidnapped-Infant


ANCHOR=Eric
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Baby Stuart is back home with his family tonight.
The three day old infant was found today when the suspected kidnapper led police to a cardboard box behind a convenience store.
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Police say 30 year old Kimberly Skurzewski(skur-ZOO-skee) left the baby there afer she saw media reports of the kidnapping.
She was captured this morning when police stopped her as a shoplifting suspect.
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Today Stuart was back in his mother's arms.
As they prepared to leave the hospital, Stuart's parents thanked the people who found him.
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((MELINDA COEN/MOTHER; THANKS TO EVERYBODY THAT HELPED US AND I JUST DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT ELSE TO SAY, I'M GLAD HE'S HERE, IT'S JUST BEEN A TOTAL NIGHTMARE AND I'M GLAD THAT HE WAS FOUND SAFE. 20:02:37 JOHN REMBERT/FATHER; WE'RE GLAD THAT IT'S ALL OVER, ADN WE JUST WANT TO GO ON AND GET ON WITH OUR LIVES, AND RAISE OUR CHILDREN. ))
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The parents said they hoped God will touch the woman who took their son, and help her through this time.
Police still don't know the motive behind the kidnapping.
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Teamsters


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Teamster's President Ron Carey claimed victory in the battle with UPS... now he's in another fight.
An election supervisor tossed out the results of the union's last presidential race.
The move came amid allegations that Teamsters funneled union money to the Democratic Party, in return for donations to Carey's campaign fund.
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The man who worked as Carey's campaign manager was allegedly working for the Clinton-Gore campaign at the same time.
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(( RON CAREY/TEAMSTERS PRESIDENT; I WAS NOT AWARE, NOR WOULD I HAVE PREMITTED THAT. 20:23:21 JAMES HOFFA/CAREY'S OPPONENT; WE'RE CALLING FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR TO LOOK AT THIS ISSUE OF THE MILLION DOLLARS GOING TO THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. ))
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ANCHOR=Eric
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Hoffa says election officials should bar Carey from the Teamsters presidential rematch, and he should step down immediately.

UPS-Pilot


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=eea
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Meanwhile, UPS is trying to avoid another strike.
The company made its final contract offer to it's pilots today.
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UPS pilots have worked under an old contract since late 1995.
They supported the Teamsters walkout, and say they expect UPS drivers to support THEM, if THEY strike.
The company is offering pay raises and improved pensions in the new contract offer.
The head of the Pilot's Association says he'll present it to the members without a reccomendation, and let them make up their own minds.
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TECH-STUDENTS


ANCHOR=ERIC
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#=97-45
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Thousands of students made the annual trek to Tech today.
New students arrived on the Virginia Tech campus for the beginning of the 97-98 school year.
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The new Hokies moved into the high-rise dorms carrying carpets, computers and cut wood for lofts.
Parents with parked moving trucks filled with all the comforts of home were a common site.
For the Young family this was the end of a very tiring weekend.
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((REBECCA YOUNG/TECH PARENT: WE HAVE MOVED IN RACHEL AT WILLIAM AND MARY ON FRIDAY, BROOK AT JMU ON SATURDAY AND JESSY HERE AT TECH TODAY.))
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Once the move-in is complete the party begins.
Tech is celebrating 125 years with a picnic and a very LARGE cake.
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((KIMBERLE BADNELLI/CULINARY SERVICE PROJECT MGR.: THIS CAKE CONSISTS OF ABOUT 720 HALF SHEET CAKES, 14-HUNDRED POUNDS OF ICING AND ABOUT THREE WEEKS OF UNDIVIDED ATTENTION AND A COMMUNITY THAT WORKS TOGETHER TO PUT IT TOGETHER.)) ((KRISTIE FAIRBANKS/PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSUMER ADVOCATE: WITH THE THEME BEING "UT PROSUM THAT I MAY SERVE" WE JUST DECIDED TO GO AND REPLICATE THE THEME FOR THE CAKE.))
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SUPER=01-Kristie Fairbanks/Public Relations Consumer Advocate; :13
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It's a replica of the War Memorial and the pylons are made of styrofoam and the figures are made out of Rice Krispy Treats.
The cake serves about 10-thousand people and took more than 17 hours to decorate.
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Lotto


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


There was no winner in last night's drawing for the Virginia Lottery and the jackpot is growing.
It now stands at an estimated 25 million dollars.
The next drawing is Wednesday night. The numbers selected in last night's drawing were six, seven, 15, 28, 36 and 42.

TEASE#1



ANCHOR=Eric
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Up next on News 7 at Eleven ..
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it was a day filled with music. And whether your style is country or rock you were sure to find the sounds at this festival enjoyable.
We'll have more in a few minutes.
Now, let's check on the weather with Andrew.
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Business-Review


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there is an anchor tag!
One of the the region's largest employers is being sued by a local union.
And, more new jobs are on the way to Clifton Forge.
Here's Len Besthoff with the News-7 Business Review.
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((The U-P-S strike appears to be over, pending ratification by Teamsters Union members.
The company and the union reached a tentative agreement Monday.
The United Transportation Workers' Union is suing Norfolk Southern for not providing flush toilets on its trains...instead having them use a plastic bag draped over a bucket.
The railroad says its practices are beyond all federal and state standards.
Wheat First Butcher Singer will soon be called Wheat First Union.
The Charlotte bank will purchase the Virginia brokerage firm for 471- million- dollars.
C-F-W Communications will add 75 full- time workers at its directory assistance center in Clifton Forge.
This will put the facility over the 200 employee mark.
Only a few months after plans for a rink in downtown Roanoke were announced, construction crews are pouring a foundation for ANOTHER skating arena near the Roanoke Regional Airport.
Checking the financial markets for the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 193 points, while the Nasdaq Composite was up 37.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.)) Nat Sot
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ANCHOR=Eric
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Also this week, Bassett Furniture continues its retrenching.
The company announced it will close a veneer plant in Burkeville, out in Nottoway County.

physicians-assistant


ANCHOR=Eric
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A new tenant is moving in on the second floor of Roanoke's College of Health Science.
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It's Virginia's first Physician Assistant Program.
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((DR. DOUG SOUTHARD: ACTUALLY, THERE HAVE BEEN PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PROGRAMS DEVELOPING SINCE 1965. BUT THIS IS THE FIRST PROGRAM IN VIRGINIA. IT'S A PROGRAM THAT'S RAPIDLY EXPANDING, AND WE'RE PROUD TO BE A PART OF THAT. ))
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There are 24 members of the first class of Physician Assistants-- 14 women, and ten men.
And their average age is 30.
That's because most of the students have had prior experience in the medical field.
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((DR. DOUG SOUTHARD: THE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PROGRAM IS A TWO YEAR PROGRAM DESIGNED TO PROVIDE PRIMARY CARE IN RURAL, MEDICALLY UNDER SERVED AREAS OF VIRGINIA, AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS DO THAT UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A LICENSED PHYSICIAN. ))
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Physician Assistants work alongside Family Practitioners.
They are authorized to do 80 percent of the work done by Physicians.
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TEASE#2



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It's a piece of history that's a common attraction among tourists.
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It's a mill located along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
And, it's where people from across the country gather to site-see and dance.
We'll have that story and more when News 7 continues.
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Mabry-Mill


ANCHOR=Eric
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The Blue Ridge Parkway is a long and winding living history exhibit.
And one spot along the mountain road attracts more visitors than any other.
Denise Allen and photographer Ken Kilinski take us on a trip to Mabry Mill.
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The sounds of the water and the turning wheel seem to draw them off the parkway.
Elzy Mowdy has come all the way from Oklahoma.
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((ELZY MOWDY/OKLAHOMA: THE FIRST TIME A HURRICANE HAD CLOSE THE PARKWAY THE SECOND TIME WE GOT ON AT BLOWING ROCK AND WENT SOUTH TO ASHEVILLE AND THIS TIME WE GOT ON AT THE TOP AND WE WANTED TO SEE MABRY MILL.))
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Mabry Mill is one of the most photographed spots on the parkway.
Its likeness is in many calendars and soon it will be on the wall of an Oklahoma home.
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((JOANN MOWDY/OKLAHOMA: WE HAVE OURS ENLARGED AND WE GROUP THEM, IN OUR HOME, OF MILLS, CHURCHES AND LIGHT HOUSE AND COVERED BRIDGES.))
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The flavor of the past is not only tasted in the cornmeal sold at the park but in the tunes played each weekend.
Roy and Ethel Dalton travel here from Gretna to show their fancy footwork.
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((ROY DALTON/GRETNA: WELL ALL THIS GOOD MUSIC, NICE BUNCH OF PEOPLE. IT'S NICE AND COOL UP IN THESE MOUNTAINS. WE REALLY ENJOY IT.))
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((LINDA AMOS/THAXTON: IT REMINDS ME OF THE OLD TIME, BACK WHEN I THINK THE DAYS WERE REALLY GREAT. I WOULD RATHER LIVE BACK THEN THAN I DO NOW.))
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You can flatfoot to the old time string music each weekend until the end of October.
And the grist mill will continue to turn out cornmeal throughout the fall season, as well, in demonstrations each weekend.
Denise Allen News 7.)) Wx-Tape
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S-Golf


ANCHOR=Roy
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Greg Norman continues to dominate the World Series of Golf. Norman won the tournament for a second time in three years and he's finished among the top 8 in his last seven trips to the event.
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The course was a little wet as the golfers started today's final round.
But John Cook birdied the 11-th hole and he tied Norman for the lead. Cook finished tied for third.
Norman answered that with a birdie on the 14-th hole to take a two stroke lead. He birdied three holes in a four hole stretch on the back nine shooting a 3 under par 67.
Norman finished at 273, 7 under par and four shots ahead of defending champion Phil Mickelson.
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ANCHOR=Roy
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Mark Calcavecchia won the Vancouver Open with a final round 66. He finished at 265 19 under par.
Chip Sullivan shot a 72 today to finish at 6 under par.

S-Orioles


ANCHOR=Roy
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WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-7
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Baltimore hit three homers and completed a three game sweep with a 5 to 1 win over the Minneosta Twins today.
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Cal Ripken resting between innings this afternoon.
The Orioles got on the board in the bottom of the third. Brady Anderson takes this pitch deep over the left field wall to make it 1 to nothing Baltimore.
The game was tied 1 to 1 then in the fourth Rafael Palmerio sends a shot into the right centerfield bleachers for a solo homer and Baltimore took a 2 to 1 lead.
The Orioles Geronimo Berroa put the SUPER=35-Baltimore/5/Minnesota/1/;

Twins away with this two run homer over the left field wall in the fifth and Baltimore cruises to the 5 to 1 win over the Twins.
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S-Braves


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-11
GRAPHIC=Braves/Reds


Edurado Perez doubled home two runs in the 10-th inning this afternoon to lead Cincinnati to a 6 to 4 win over the Atlanta Braves.
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Bobby Cox checking out the action early in the game.
Atlanta led 2 to 1 until Reggie Sanders takes John Smoltz deep over the right field wall for a solo homer and the game was tied at 2 to 2.
Cincinnati led 4 to 2 but Braves first baseman Fred McGriff hits this bloop fly single to centerfield scoring a run and the game was tied at 4 to 4 in the ninth.
Then in the top of the 10-th SUPER=35-Cincinnati/6/Atlanta/4/; Eduardo

Perez hits this two run double to left field and the Reds win the game in 10 innings 6 to 4.
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S-Scores


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-13
GRAPHIC=Hillcats logo


The Lynchburg Hillcats are one win from winning the second half title of the Northern Division. The Hillcats beat Prince William 5 to 2.
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In Chicago, the Cubs players meet the fans on the field at Wrigley.
Ryne Sandberg had a day to remember Sandberg homered twice this afternoon as the Cubs beat the Expos 12 to 3.
For all of the scores lets go to the boards.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
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WRITER=Roy
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And coming up, Al Lester is set to lead the V-M-I Keydets this season Kevin Greene is released by the Carolina Panthers.
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And Syracuse of the Big East opened its college football season with an impressive win over Wisconsin.
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S-College


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-1
GRAPHIC=Big East


Virginia Tech and other members of the Big East watched Syracuse put on a show this afternoon in the Kickoff Classic.
The Orangemen routed Wisconsin 34 to nothing.
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SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/ABC SPORTS; :


The Orangemen wasted no time getting on the board. Kevin Johnson takes the opening kick-off and cuts to the side line out running the Wisconsin defense 89 yards for the touchdown and a 7 to nothing lead.
Leading 10 to nothing, Syracuse Quarterback Donovan McNabb rolls to the left on the option he keeps it and scores from 21 yards out the Orangemen led 17 to nothing with 10 minutes left in the second quarter.
Then with four minutes left in the SUPER=36-Syracuse/34/Wisconsin/0/;

second Fullback Rob Conrad gets the handoff and bulls over from the one Syracuse led 24 to nothing and the Orangemen win it 34 to nothing.
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S-Lester


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB97-2
GRAPHIC=VMI football


With the departure of All-american Thomas Haskins The coaches and the media picked VMI to finish 8th and 9-th in the Southern Conference.
But Steve Mason says; another offensive weapon is locked and loaded for a banner senior year.
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((It is quarterback Al Lester's time to shine. His new coach, who has tutored the Atlantic Coast Conferences best signal callers; feels the senior has what it takes. ((CAIN:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((LESTER:))
Cain has intrusted Lester with an entirely new offense; a pro set and, so far; both have been successful with the new attack. ((:)) Lester must lead a VMI offense that finished 8th out nine Southern Confernce teams last year. The Mechanical Engineering major has the blueprint for producing in big games as evident by his 13 for 20, 120 yard performance in a win over the Citadel last year. Lester ranked second in total offense in 1996 and has shown a knack for making substantial improvements evry year. ((:)) ((:))
Lestr rand his Keydets open the season September 6th against Wofford; a team VMI is 9 and OH against. Steve maso, News 7 sports.)) ((
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S-Greene


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-15
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The Carolina Panthers said good bye to defensive end Kevin Greene today.
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Carolina releasing Greene after he had accumulated more than 292-thousand dollars in fines during his holdout.
Greene, who turned 35 last month, was scheduled to make up to 1-point-6 million dollars from Carolina this season.
He held out because the Panthers failed to rework the second season of his two year contract.
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Road-Report-8/24


ANCHOR=Andrew
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=Road Report
GRAPHIC=Road Report
(toss from Sports)


Tonight, we're starting a new feature here on your hometown station.
You'll see it every Sunday night on News 7 at Eleven.
It's called ROAD REPORT-- and it'll hopefully, it'll help you get your week started smoothly, by giving you an early look at traffic conditions in the area.
Tonight we'll focus on work taking place on I-81.
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(( Lots of bridge work to report that may cause delays along the interstate.
In Roanoke, repairs continue on the bridge over 581 at Woodhaven Road causing occassional lane closures.
Make sure you're on the lookout for new traffic patterns.
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take pinnacle board
Bridge work also continues in Rockbridge County in the northbound lanes over route 679. take pinnacle board
And, if you're driving in Rockbridge or Rockingham County you'll want to watch out for guardrail work going on at various locations along I-81. ))

ANCHOR=Andrew
SS=Road Report


That's it for this week's Road Report.
Next Sunday night, we'll have information about construction on major highways leading out of the area, for those of you traveling on Labor Day.
(toss to Eric)


slide-guitar


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No matter what type of music you prefer it was a day of music and fun in Brevard, North Carolina today.
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The First Annual International Slide Guitar Festival took place this weekend featuring players from around the world.
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((DON YOUNG/VP NATIONAL RESO-PHONIC GUITARS: THE WHOLE IDEA BEHIND THIS WAS FOR THE MUSICIAN TO BE ABLE TO PLAY IN A LOUDER NOISIER SITUATION WHETHER IT WAS SOME SMOKE FILLED BAR ROOM OUT ON THE STREET OR A BIG, LARGE AUDITORIUM. ))
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Music lovers of all styles from country to rock or even blues were on hand to lend their own expertise in music.
Amateur slide guitar competitions, workshops and exhibits were all part of the festival. (----------------)