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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#NewsHd
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Up next on News 7 at 11... the world mourns the death of Princess Diana... We'll have reaction from world leaders, and from people in Southwest Virginia.
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ANCHOR=Eric
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And a female cadet at VMI complains about her treatment.

Sports-Head


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


In Sports, The N-F-L season opened this afternoon while the Redskins and Panthers Play tonight.
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And in Darlington, Jeff Gordon is the million dollar man after winning the Mountain Dew Southern 500.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Andrew
SS=None


It looks like the weather for the Labor Day picnics will be OK tomorrow, if if it's not a little humid.
the extended forecast has some cooler air arriving at the end of the week.
Details coming up.

Diana


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Princess Diana


The Princess of Wales is home tonight.
Diana's body was flown to London from Paris, where she died following an auto accident last night.
Kimberly Dozier has the latest.
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Diana-Reax


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#=97-
GRAPHIC=Princess Diana


The shock wave over Princess Diana's death has spread across the world and hit home locally as well.
Some area residents expressed sentiments of sadness over the tragedy of a woman they never met, but felt they knew...
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IN Q=I was deeply saddened

((MONTAGE:I WAS DEEPLY SADDENED AND I REALLY HAVE FELT A SENSE OF LOSS IN THE WORLD BECAUSE I FELT SHE WAS A VERY COMPASSIONATE PERSON WHO GAVE. SHE WAS ON THE ROYAL SIDE, BUT SHE COULD MEET WITH THE COMMON PEOPLE AND I THINK THAT COMMON TOUCH WAS THE TOUCH THAT I FELT AND I THINK THE WORLD HAS HAD A SERIOUS LOSS. WE HEARD IT ON THE RADIO THIS MORNING, WE WERE VERY UPSET. I FEEL FOR HER FAMILY AND HER CHILDREN. DEVASTATED, I MEAN IT'S A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY. JUST A REAL TRAGEDY AND I HATE TO SEE IT HAPPEN))
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ANCHOR=Eric
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Many Roanoke residents also said they hope this will curb some of the media frenzy in trying to snap photos of famous faces.

B'burg-Shooting


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#=97-
GRAPHIC=none


Three Martinsville brothers are in jail tonight accused of a murder early this morning in Blacksburg.
Tonya Flory has the details of this killing at a downtown bar on the first weekend after classes began for Virginia Tech students.
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((The shooting happened at a popular local night spot frequented by Virginia Tech students.
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(( ))
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Witnesses say about five shots were fired...30-year old Richard Bullard of Pensacola Florida died on the scene and 29-year old Paul Shoemaker of Beaverdale Mississippi is hospitalized in stable condition.
Police say they were shot on the dance floor at Arnold's Sandwiches.
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(( ))
SUPER=01-Chief William Brown/Blacksburg Police;
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Police arrested 24-year old Leon Antoine Scales of Martinsville about seven hours after the shooting, and identical twins Terry and Kerry Scales about two hours ago.
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(( ))
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The two victims were in this normally peaceful town for a wedding, a town where residents say this kind of thing just doesn't happen.
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(( ))
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The trio are charged with murder, malicious wounding and use of a firearm during a crime. The Scales brothers are in the Montgomery County jail on 100-thousand dollars bond. TFNews 7.))

VMI-Women


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-52
GRAPHIC=VMI


At least one of the women attending Virginia Military Institute's first coed class has complained about being
singled out for unfair treatment. (----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Senior Class President Kevin Trujillo (TROO-hillo) says the woman felt she was being picked on by upperclassmen.
However, Trujillo says the woman is staying at the institute.
One other woman has been called before the Rat Disciplinary Committee. Trujillo says Angelica Garza of Fort Belvoir -- quote -- ``popped off a little attitude with an upperclassman.''
Her penalty will be some sweaty calisthenics.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Eric
SS=NONE


Coming up later on News 7 at six,
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VO-NAT


Since the scare of tainted beef, food safety is more of a concern. When we return we'll have some simple cooking tips to make your backyard barbecues safer.
That story in a few minutes but first let's check in with Andrew in the weather center.
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Averett-Volunteers


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=wknd
WRITER=tte
TAPE#=97-53
GRAPHIC=Education


For the first time Averett College freshmen are volunteering in Danville as part of orientation.
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((nat sound of sanding wood))
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Hearts decorate this furniture, sanded and stained by Averett College freshmen...
Goodwill then sells these items to help Danville's disabled.
Around the corner, more Averett students build stereo cabinets for Goodwill.
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((CHRIS ADAMS/AVERETT COLLEGE FRESHMAN: YOU GO OUT AND HELP THE COMMUNITY AND HAVE THE CHANCE TO MEET NEW PEOPLE.))
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VO-NAT


Volunteering is optional...
but almost half the freshmen signed up.
At a shelter for abused women and children, students transformed an old kitchen into a tutoring center.
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SOT 7:04:32
IN Q=We've been trying

((DON BUMPUS/FRESHMAN: I DECIDED TO DO THIS BECAUSE I LIKE HELPING OUT IN THE COMMUNITY A LOT, AND IT REALLY MAKES ME FEEL GOOD TO KNOW THAT I'VE MADE A DIFFERENCE. CATHIE MARTIN/SHELTER EMPLOYEE: WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET OUR STUDENT CENTER AND OUR TUTORIAL CENTER UP AND GOING AND WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET VOLUNTEERS. SO AFTER THIS, NOTHING'S GOING TO STOP US.))
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VO-NAT


Martin hopes to convince students that volunteering would be a great study break throughout the year.
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Feedback-8/31


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#=Feedback
GRAPHIC=Feedback


A former resident of Danville thinks our coverage of a trial last week gave the defendant too much attention.
Assignment Editor Joe McKean has this week's Feedback.
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((The day Frank Clements was sentenced to life in prison for shooting a 10-year-old boy, he had a few words for prosecutor Bill Fuller. FRANK CLEMENTS/DEFENDANT: I DON'T CARE WHAT BILL FULLER SAY ABOUT ME. HE'S A COWARD. HE STANDS BEHIND THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM TO SENTENCE US. HE DON'T KNOW WHAT WE GOT TO DO IN THE STREETS TO LIVE AND SURVIVE. HE'S A COWARD.
A viewer from Lynchburg commented:
"Clements is a convicted criminal who has shown no remorse for shooting an innocent child. He also awaits trial for bank robbery and is already serving life for a murder conviction. Do we really want to give men like this a forum? I hope the majority of your viewers were as upset as I was about his comments being allowed, and repeatedly, on Virginia's most-watched local television news."
"Bill Fuller is a long-time commonwealth's attorney who has served the citizens of Danville well...How about a story on Fuller's years as a prosecutor--perhaps Clements will be able to watch from prison, where he belongs."
No matter where you watch our newscasts, if you see something you'd like to praise or criticize, you can send a letter to News-7 Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke Virginia, 24022.
Faxes should be sent to 540-343-7269.
Our email address is news@wdbj7.com.
And to take part in our moderated online discussion group, call up our web site: www.wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

Business-Review


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=BIZ
GRAPHIC=Business Review


Unemployment edges up slightly in greater Lynchburg and Roanoke, and a Pittsylvania County employer will shut its doors soon.
Here's Len Besthoff with the News-7 Business Review.
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((Union workers at the Goodyear plant in Danville have ratified a tentative agreement on the local portion of their contract.
The new deal represents a six year committment to the tire maker.
Moviegoers waiting for a new multi-plex at the Tanglewood Mall will have to wait a little longer.
Construction of Carmike's 10 screen theater behind the new Barnes and Noble has been put off til next May.
Virginia's July jobless rate came in at four- point- three- percent, slightly lower than the same period a year ago.
Both the Lynchburg and Roanoke metro areas saw their unemployment edge up a little.
Aris Isotoner had just moved into a Pittsylvania County industrial park:

now it's closing.
The glove and slipper maker was taken over by Totes, which decided to shut down the facility and idle 200 people.
Checking the financial markets for the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 265 points, while the Nasdaq Composite lost 11 points.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.)) Nat Sot
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Safe-Cooking


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#=97-50
GRAPHIC=none


Food Safety has been a hot topic lately-- especially in light of the recent recall of tainted beef.
But there's no need to fear Labor Day barbecues-- not with these safe cooking tips from Health Check's Connie Stevens.
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(( The rules in a nut shell-- keep hot foods hot, cold foods cold-- cook food properly, wash your hands-- and be careful not to cross contaminate.
Safe food handling actually begins in the grocery store-- don't put raw meat next to other foods in your cart.
When you get home, be sure to wash all fruits and vegetables.
And of course-- wash your hands, the counter, the sink, and any utensils you touch to prevent the spread of bacteria.
When preparing hamburger-- never leave raw meat at room temperature. And cook with a thermometer-- heating the meat to a temperature of 160 degrees to kill bacteria.
Keep leftovers stored in clean, sealed containers-- refrigerating perishables quickly.
Safe eating is serious business--
As many as nine-thousand Americans die each year from food-borne illnesses-- millions more are sickened. Connie Stevens. News 7.))

Giles-Opry


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


It's not Nashville, Tennessee, but you can still enjoy the sounds of The Grand Ole Opry in the Commonwealth.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co.;


Several local musicians have teamed up to create Giles County's own version of the Tennessee favorite.
Tonight-- "Roy Holt and the Bluegrass Boys" opened the show with old favorites like "Foggy Mountain Breakdown."
They were followed by several other bands and solo performers.
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((ROY HOLT/GILES CO. MUSICIAN:I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE AN ENTERTAINER AND NOW THAT I'M RETIRED, I'VE ALWAYS PLAYED BLUE GRASS ALL OF MY LIFE, SINCE I WAS A KID, 15 YEARS OLD, SO I ENJOY IT NOW, YOU KNOW THAT I'M RETIRED. ALLEN WHITE/MUSICIAN:I ENJOY GETTING WITH THE OTHER BANDS, TALKING WITH THEM, PICKING WITH THEM, ENJOY WORKING WITH OUR BAND, WE FEEL WE'VE GOT ONE OF THE BETTER BLUE GRASS BANDS AROUND THE COUNTRY AND WE JUST HAVE A BIG TIME AT IT, IT'S ALL IN FUN AND IF WE DEPENDED ON IT TO MAKING A LIVING, WE'D STARVE TO DEATH. ))
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SUPER=01-Allen White/Musician; :17
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VO-NAT


If you'd like to catch the Giles County Grand Ole Opry-- you'll have to wait a while.
They meet once a month-- on Saturday nights-- at the Pearisburg Community Center.
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Sports Tease


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


And coming up, Highlights from Major League Baseball the N-F-L season kicked off today.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And the Dallas Cowboys looked very impressive in a big win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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S-Cowboys


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-1
GRAPHIC=Cowboys/Steelers


The Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers opened the season this afternoon in Pittsburgh
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/FOX SPORTS; :


The Cowboys got two first half touchdowns behind the arm of Troy Aikman. On this play he throws over the middle to Anthony Miller from 12 yards out 7 to nothing Dallas.
Michael Irvin had 4 catches for 115 yards in the first half. Aikman goes to the air again and hits Irvin on this 42 yard touchdown pass and the Cowboys led 14 to nothing.
It looks like the Cowboys have a SUPER=30-Dallas/37/Pittsburgh/7/; kicker

this year Richie Cunningham connecting on this 53 yarder Dallas led 17 to nothing and the Cowboys beat the Steelers 37 to 7.
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S-Raiders


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-2
GRAPHIC=NFL LOGO


The Tennessee Oilers opened their season this afternoon beating the Oakland Raiders in overtime 24 to 21.
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SUPER=03-Memphis, TN/NBC SPORTS; :


The Oilers hosted the Raiders on a very hot day in Memphis.
Tennessee quarterback Steve McNair drops back in the pocket and throws the long pass to Chris Sanders the play covered 48 yards and the Oilers took a quick 7 to nothing lead.
The Raiders answered coming back. SUPER=30-Tennessee/24/Oakland/21;Jeff

George puts it up in the air and finds a wide open Tim Brown, who caught three T-D passes today but Tennessee wins the game in overtime 24 to 21.
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S-NFL


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NFL LOGO


Tiki Barber scored the first touchdown is his pro career on a one yard run in the third as the Giants beat the Eagles.
Minnesota, Miami, New England and Detroit also won today. Here's a look at

all the scores.
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S-Skins


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Panthers Logo


Tonight in Charlotte, The Panthers open their season against the Washington Redskins. Kickoff is 8-oclock and we'll have the highlights tonight at 11.

S-Race


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-37
GRAPHIC=Darlington Logo


Bill Elliott won it in the very first year and now Jeff Gordon is the second driver to win the Winston Million.
Gordon holding off Jeff Burton taking the checkered flag in the Mountain Dew Southern 500.
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SUPER=03-Darlington, SC/ESPN; :


Dale Earnhardt had trouble on the very first lap he hit the wall coming off the first corner he made it back to the pits.
After complaining about seeing double Earnhardt was taken from his car to the infield care center. He was later taken to a local hospital and his car owner Richard Childress said he was alert but groggy.
South Boston's Jeff Burton was having another strong run lead the race after about 60 laps of the event.
Jeff Gordon chasing the Winston Miller overcame some handling problems to lead the race with about 285 laps left to go.
Then on lap 135 Robby Gordon drifts up the track and hits Mike Skinner turning him to the inside of the track where he hit the wall bringing out the caution.
Bill Elliott was running strong and Million Dollar Bill was leading the race at the halfway mark.
Mark Martin, The Winston Cup Points leader, passes Terry Labonte to take over the sixth position with 121 laps to go.
Gordon was the leader with 52 laps to go and after he and Burton touch on the next to last lap he pulls away to win the Mountain Dew Southern 500 and a million Dollars.
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((JEFF GORDON/WINSTON MILLION WINNER: ))
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ANCHOR=Roy
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Burton was second, Dale Jarrett third, Elliott fourth and Ricky Rudd fifth.

S-MLB


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6PM
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#s7-15
GRAPHIC=MLB LOGO


Major League Baseball's interleague play continued today The Orioles hosting the Mets in Baltimore.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/MLB; :


It was a cloudy overcast day at the Yard this afternoon.
In the top of the third, New York's Butch Huskey gets all of this Jimmy Key pitch and sends it over the wall in centerfield to give the Mets a 3 to nothing lead.
Then in the top of the fifth Ray SUPER=35-New York

Mets//Baltimore//;Ordonez lays down the bunt up the first base line he's thrown out but a run scores to make it 4 to nothing and the Mets beat the Orioles ___ to ____.
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