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Coming up on News 7-
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Some residents say enough is enough. After several fires at their apartment complex they're moving out-
While folks in another area are fighting higher taxes.
Actor Charlie Scheen's back in court.
And it's better than a fish. this boy caught a piece of history.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.

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Good Evening...
Buena Vista residents are banding together-
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[super=03-Buena Vista;]

to oppose higher real estate taxes. Tonight they met to try and figure out how to fight the taxes. Officials blame the hike on a 39- million dollar flood protection wall.
[Super=03-Buena Vista;]

The families of the two little girls allegedly switched at birth will have to wait until next week for the results of D-N-A tests.
[Super=03-Roanoke;]

A mysterious black liquid is killing fish in a stream off Peter's Creek.
[Super=03-Rockbridge Co.;]

and A Rockbridge County teenager finds a piece of history that is close to two centuries old.
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[Talent=Jean]


Join us for News 7 at 11.[Video-Open]


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[VO-NAT]


A string of arsons has some residents at Salem's Willow River apartment complex ready to move...
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[Willow-River]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[TAPE#98-54 51:55]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon..
The ten-year old charged with arson was denied bond in court today.
Salem police say he's responsible for at least one of the fires that have terrorized the Willow River apartments.
Meanwhile, residents want to know who started Sunday's fire -- the most destructive one.
But as Scott Goldberg reports, most people are not willing to wait around for the answer.
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[SUPER=03-Salem;:00]
[SUPER=01-Shamesha Custer/Willow River Resident;13]
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[SUPER=01-Scott Kinney/Willow River Resident;44]
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(( It might be too little too late.
Some residents and lots of police have begun patrolling the fire-torn complex.
But there are many who are too tired and too scared to join the search for whoever may be starting these fires.
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[SOT 10 28 03]
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((SHAMESHA CUSTER: I WORK AND GO TO SCHOOL. WHEN DO I HAVE TIME TO LOOK OUT AND SEE WHO'S SUSPICIOUS? I CAN'T EVEN LET MY KIDS COME OUTISDE AND PLAY NOW.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=AND PLAY NOW]


Shamesha Custer, like her neighbors, is leaving.
Even if it means going to court to get out of their leases.
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[SOT and if i have to]
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((VIRGINIA VASSEY: AND IF I HAVE TO I'LL PUT IT IN THE NEWSPAPER. VIRGINIA VASSEY IS LEAVING. I DON'T GIVE A FLIP IF YOU SUE ME. WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO I AM LEAVING. )) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=am leaving]


They've run out of patience.
Police are saying very little about the investigation.
And because these residents think an arsonist is on the loose, they don't want to spend another sleepless night at Willow River.
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[SOT 10 23 07]
[IN Q=we just]

((SCOTT KINNEY: WE JUST DECIDED WE'RE GOING TO LEAVE BECAUSE WE CAN'T LIVE UNDER THESE CONDITIONS.)) [RUNS05]
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Salem police realize they gave people a false sense of security after they announced on Friday that everything would be O-K.
But they believed that, after arresting a 10-year-old suspect, the risk of another fire was gone.
And they never would've guessed such a destructive fire would break out Sunday.
State police have taken over the investigation into that fire.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.))

[BV-Taxes]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Some Buena Vista residents say higher real estate assessments have made the locality unaffordable.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;]

Less than two weeks ago, a four year reassessment of the area was completed. The average assessment jumped up nearly 31 percent. "Citizens for Affordable Government" met tonight in protest. The group wants an appraisal that would give citizens fair market value on their homes for at least the next six months. It was suggested that Buena Vista's government would have to turn back the clock to 1976 for that to happen.
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((RALPH HAMILTON/CITIZENS FOR AFFORDABLE GOVERNMENT; THEY SAID THAT WAS A VALUE THAT WE COULD LIVE WITH IF WE HAVE IT AT 72 CENTS ON THE HUNDRED APPRAISED. THAT SHOULD GIVE THE CITY APPROXIMATELY 330-THOUSAND DOLLARS LESS INCOME THAN WHAT THEY HAD. BUT THEY HAD A SURPLUS THIS YEAR. AND WE'RE ASKING THAT THE SURPLUS GO BACK TO THE CITIZENS OF BUENA VISTA.))
[SUPER=01-Ralph Hamilton/Citizens for Affordable Gov't.;]
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[OUT Q=BUENA VISTA.]
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[VO-NAT]

About 50 people signed a petition requesting lower taxes. Hamilton plans to meet with the Buena Vista City Manager tomorrow about taxes. He says he will attempt to present the petition at Thursday's city council meeting.
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[Switched-babies]


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The families of two little girls, possibly switched at birth, will have to wait until next week for the results of D-N-A testing.
Today, three-year old Rebecca Chittum's aunt and uncle talked publically about meeting with the other mother involved, Paula Johnson.
Eric Earnhart has details.
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[SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :00]
[SUPER=07-Pam Miskovsky; :17-quick]
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((Larry and Rosa Chittum and their family members came to their lawyer's office to make what they say will be their last public statement until DNA test results are released. The Chittums themselves did not speak, their daughter Pam Miskovsky spoke about Friday's meeting with Paula Johnson.
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((PAM MISKOVSKY; SHE SEEMED VERY SINCERE, WE ENJOYED MEETING WITH THEM THEY SEEMED LIKE NICE PEOPLE.))
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The family says the meeting with johnson gave them some emotional support.
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((MARK CHITTUM; THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF LOSS WITH ALL THE FAMILIES INCLUDING PAULA JOHNSON'S FAMILY, AND I THINK WHAT'S HAPPENED IS THE LOVE FROM THEM AND FROM US HAS BEEN GREAT AND IT'S HELPED US..))
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And now they have to wait, the chittum's lawyer says not much more can happen until the DNA test results are revealed.

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((MICHAEL IRVINE/CHITTUM'S ATTORNEY; I THINK WE DO NEED TO WAIT TO SEE WHAT THOSE RESULTS ARE, TO CONFIRM WHAT THE SUSPICION IS, BUT AT THIS POINT AS FAR AS INTRODUCING THE CHILDREN INTO THE SITUATION OR PLANNING OTHER MEETINGS AMONG THE LAWYERS AND THE FAMILIES WOULD PROBABLY BE PREMATURE..))
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((MARK CHITTUM; WHAT'S BEEN DONE IS THERE'S A LOT OF PRAYERS AND A LOT OF LOVE, AND THAT'S ALL THAT CAN BE DONE))
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[STANDUP TIME CODE 00:10:19] While the hard evidence of a switch is not yet in, the circumstantial evidence is still mounting, we're told at one of the meetings Paula Johnson had a picture of herself, at about the same age Revecca Chittum is now, and there was a striking resemblence. In Buena Vista, Eric Earnhart, News 7))

[National]


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((
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[VO-NAT]


The bodies of eleven Americans arrived in Frankfurt Germany- on the way home to America.
The Americans were killed in bombings at two U-S embassies in Africa.
[Super=03-Nairobi, Africa;]


Meanwhile the search for survivors goes on- and so does the search for suspects.
The United States today announced a two million dollar reward to help find those responsible.
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[VO-NAT]


Two boys ages 7 and 8 are charged with murdering an 11 year old in Chicago.
Ryan Harris was riding a bicycle when she disappeared.
She was found the next day sexually assaulted and suffocated.
Neighborhood residents are shocked.
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((AT SEVEN AND EIGHT I CAN'T IMAGINE MY CHILDREREN DOING ANYTHING EVEN HAVING THOUGHTS ABOUT POSSIBLY DOING WHAT THOSE TWO DID.))
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[VO-NAT]


A high speed chase is caught on tape in Denver.
The suspect raced ahead of police for an hour before his truck rammed into a car injuring the driver- the pickup then slammed into a tractor trailer before coming to a stop.
The 34-year old is wanted for two car jackings.
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[VO-NAT]


Actor Charlie Sheen WAS back in court today- this time for using drugs in May which violated his probation.
Sheen was on probation for attacking his girlfriend- but the 32 says he's been in rehab since-
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[SOT 14:56:42 ]
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((CHARLIE SHEEN/ACTOR: I'M IN A MUCH BETTER PLACE THESE DAYS. IO'M LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK TO WORK. NEXT TIME WE DO THIS IT'S ABOUT A MOVIE AND NOT ANYTHING ELSE.)) [RUNS12]
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The judge extended Sheen's parole through the year two-thousand.
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[HAZMAT]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=98-51 56:32]
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HAZ-MAT crews spent the day trying to contain a mysterious black liquid that appeared in a stream off of Peter's Creek.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Roanoke's fire chief says the liquid is killing fish, but it is non-toxic and should pose no danger to people.
Crews don't know where the liquid came from.
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[Day-Care]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Medical News]


The New River Health District believe a strain of E-Coli is the cause of a diarrhea outbreak in a Floyd County day care center.
Officials have not identified the day care center, but they say they are evaluating all children and staff members.


This strain of E-Coli causes diarrhea with stomach cramps.
Symptoms usually appear two to four days after being exposed to the bacteria.
E-Coli can occasionally be found in some raw foods.
The bacteria can be transmitted from person to person within families or child care centers.


[Heart-Laser]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=98-46 1:15:57]
[GRAPHIC=medical news]

A Roanoke Cardiothorasic surgeon is one of only a handful in the country performing a new type of heart surgery.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-DWJ Television; ]

Doctor Wells uses a heart laser to fire a hole into the left ventricle of the muscle to relieve pain and pressure caused by angina. The technology will most likely be used in combination with bypass surgery.
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[SOT ub 13 16 46]
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((DR. CHRIS WELLS/CARDIOTHORASIC SURGEON: THAT WILL HAVE ONE OR TWO VESSELS THAT YOU CAN BYPASS BUT AT THE SAME TIME THEY'VE GOT A WHOLE AREA OF THE HEART WHERE NOTHING CAN BE DONE WITH CONVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES SO YOU'LL DO YOUR BYPASSES AND THEN AT THE SAME SITTING THEN YOU'LL DO LASER CHANNELS AND IN THE LONG RUN THAT HOLDS THE BIGGEST ROLE FOR THIS TYPE OF SURGERY.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Chris Wells/Cardiothorasic Surgeon; ]
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[OUT Q=type of surgery.]
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[VO-NAT]


So far, the surgery has not yet been performed in the Roanoke Valley.
The cost of T-M-R will run somewhere between that of bypass surgery and angioplasty.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

[Tease1]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still to come,
"Operators are standing by" ...it's line you hear in ads, but if you're calling Bell Atlantic you could have trouble finding an operator.
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[VO-NAT]


And
a fishing trip on the Maury River turns into a Civil War history lesson.
It's more than just a fish story in tonight's video of the day.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Evenin folks, Steve mason here. Lets check out some of America's best diamond's tonight. The Birds hottest gem, Eric the Red continues his brilliant hitting streak, Did Mark MacGuire take another cut at Roger Maris's 61 karat record? Speaking of cuts, a Carolina cats runs out of lives, a former redskin has an injured paw and the new breed of Hokies are back to school. Football 101 in sports. ))

[Phone-Strike]


[ANCHOR=jean]
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[TAPE#=98-43 1:50:49]
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The phones are still up and running despite the more than 73-thousand striking Bell Atlantic workers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Customers should not have any problems with their phone service.
The only delays are if you need service or repair.
Bell Atlantic managers are trying to pick up the work of their employees walking the picket lines.
In Roanoke, 350 people walked the picket line on Airport Road.
Workers in Danville were also off the job. They say the strike is not about money-- they just want more time with their families.
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[SOT 00:03:53- 00:04:10]
[IN Q=We have people who can't]

((DAVID LAYMAN/COMMUNICATION WORKERS OF AMERICA:WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO CAN'T GO PICK UP THEIR CHILDREN AT NIGHT FROM CHILD CARE CENTERS. WE HAVE TECHNICIANS THAT ARE WORKING 7 DAYS A WEEK, 70, 80, 90 HOURS A WEEK. WE'D LIKE TO BE ABLE TO HAVE VACATIONS DURING THE SUMMERTIME SO WE CAN BE WITH OUR FAMILIES AND IT BASICALLY SURROUNDS FAMILY ISSUES.))
[SUPER=01-David Layman/CWA President; ]
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[OUT Q=surrounds family issues]
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[VO-NAT]

Strikers for Communication Workers of America are asking for better benefits from Bell Atlantic. Vacation time and an end to forced overtime work are among their demands. Bell Atlantic officials say they have an offer to end the strike on the table.
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[Fisher]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-49 1:16:30]
[GRAPHIC=Fisher, Christopher]


Christopher Lee Fisher says he's been sober and drug free since the accident that killed a seven-year old Montgomery County girl.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/File Tape;]


That's the main reason a judge today sentenced Fisher to a little more than TWO years in prison for involuntary manslaughter, D-U-I and possession of marijuana.
The 27-year old had been facing TEN years behind bars.
Samantha Rentch was killed last May when Fisher's truck collided with a car in Shawsville.
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./May 25, 1997;]


The seven-year old was riding in the bed of the truck and was thrown onto the road.
Her older brother was also in the bed of the truck but was NOT injured.
Today the little boy testified he often wakes up at night crying about what happened.
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((DANNY RENTCH/SAMANTHA'S FATHER: IT'S HIT HIM HARD, BUT HE'S IMPROVING EVERY DAY. REPORTER SPEAKS: WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF THE FAMILY? DANNY SPEAKS: YEAH, IT'S HARD, BUT TODAY'S SET TO REST A LOT OF FEELINGS. ))
[SUPER=01-Danny Rentch/Samantha's Father; :]
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[SS=HOLD]


Fisher does NOT think the beers he consumed before the accident impaired his driving ability.
He told the judge he did everything he could have to avoid the car.

[Gainsboro]


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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-45 1:24:09]
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The Roanoke Housing Authority says it will search for a fair and legal solution to the controversy involving a parcel of land in the Gainsboro neighborhood.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The dispute dates back to 19-78, and a letter a housing authority official wrote to the trustees of First Baptist Church.
The plan called for the housing authority to purchase commercial property, and sell it to the church at a lower residential value.
Wick Anderson, Chairman of the Authority's Board of Commissioners says the board will offer a recommendation to city council after reviewing its own records, tax assessments, independent appraisals and the Gainsboro Development plan.
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((WICK ANDERSON/HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD CHAIRMAN: NO MEMBERS OF THE PRESENT BOARD WERE BOARD MEMBERS IN 1978. WE'VE HAD THREE EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS SINCE THAT TIME. AND WE SIMPLY HAVE TO APPROACH THE PROBLEM WITH A FRESH POINT OF VIEW AND LOOK FOR A SOLUTION.))
[SUPER=01-Wick Anderson/Housing Authority Board;]
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[OUT Q=for a solution.]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Anderson says there is no stand-off between the Housing Authority board and city council. He hopes the board wil

l have enough information to consider the issue at its next meeting.[Tease2]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Half of Grundy is getting leveled as part an effort to save the town from future flooding.
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[VO-NAT]


And
Prefabricated homes go luxury.
The story when the news returns.
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[Modular-Homes]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-44 1:30:03]
[GRAPHIC=Housing]


Your own castle can now be delivered right to your door -- in seven sections.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Mod-U-Kraf Homes designed a three-story high modular home -- far larger and pricier than the typical ranch.
It has four bedrooms and three and a half baths.
And it costs 280-thousand-dollars.
Mod-U-Kraf hopes "the Wellington" will beef up the modular home business.
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[SOT 14:16:19]
[IN Q=It's a small]

((BUTCH JARRETT/MOD-U-KRAF: IT'S A SMALL PART OF THE INDUSTRY THESE DAYS. BUT THE ASSOCIATION WITH MOBILE HOMES HAS HURT THE INDUSTRY. IT'S BEEN VERY CONSERVATIVE OVER THE YEARS BUT IT HAS TREMEMDOUS CAPABILITIES.))
[SUPER=01-Butch Jarrett/Mod-U-Kraf Homes;]
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[OUT Q=capabilities]
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[VO-NAT]


Mod-U-Kraf is marketing the new model to young professionals at Smith Mountain Lake.
Sales people say modular homes are quicker and cheaper to build than traditional houses.
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[Grundy]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=98-41 2:02:04]
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Grundy is a town on the move... literally.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grundy;]


Today marks a new beginning for Grundy as the Army Corps of Engineers starts moving the town.... or at least half of it across the river.
The 140-million dollar joint venture between the corps, the state and the town is in response to flooding that has plagued the town's history.
Everything on the river side of Main Street will be torn down, but not before new buildings go up across the river.


A four lane highway will be built on a bank to protect the new town from flooding.
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97's/Hillcats in action tonight, we will have highlights from major league baseball as well, and Virginia Tech's freshman are studying college football 101,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Suwanee, GA; :00]


former Hokie Ken Oxendine is in NFL 101 with the Falcons. Ox rushed for a TD Saturday in the Atlanta/Tennessee game. He shows he can catch here in practice today as the Falcons prepare for their preseason game against Detroit this Friday.
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[S-Cats]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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The Danville 97's rolled into the hill city last night to take on Lynchburg in a carolina league ball game at City Stadium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/97's vs. Hillcats; :00]


Fans young and old were on hand for a pleasant evening of America's favorite pastime.
I the bottom of the first Lynchburg's Rob Mackowiak bloops a basehit into shallow center field to score Tike Redman and Cory Pointer to make the count 2-1 Cats.
[SUPER=34-Lynchburg/4/Danville/1;]The very next inning, Tike, goes up the middle for a one bagger. Shawn Walker is go

nna come on down and Lynchburg was up by a pair, 3-1.
The cats Neil McDade was also strong on the hill. Here he KO's Tyrone Pindergrass, Lynchburg downs the 97's 4 to 1.

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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-21]
[GRAPHIC=Maris record]


The homerun chase has taken a night off last night. Seattle's ken Griffey junior wasn't playing...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/Cardinals vs. Mets; :00]


and either was mark MaCguire. Big Mac and his Cardinals are playing the New York mets. MacGuire has struck out three times tonight. The mets lead 4-2 in the ninth. He has 46 homers.
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[S-Majors]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-19]
[GRAPHIC=Orioles]


The baltimore Orioles roll since the all star break continued last night as The Birds downed the Devil rays 2-1.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Petersburg, FL/Orioles vs. Devil Rays; :00]
Eric Davis's club record hitting streak is now at 26 games. Eric the Red collected two hits and an RBI to [SUPER=35-

Baltimore/2/Tampa Bay/1;]help the Orioles win for the six time in seven games. Juan Guzman gets the win, giving up three hits. the Birds are now 23 and 6 since the break.
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[S-Glenvar]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-24 tc 23:50]
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In high school football. The Glenvar Highlanders are ready for a fresh start in the Three Rivers District.
The single A team is young.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


But Coach Brian Hooker says his team has more speed this year.
His defense returns four starters, and Coach Hookers says some of his linemen will have to play both sides of the ball.
On offense only two starters return, but Hooker hopes good team leadership will offset his Highlander's inexperience.
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Still to come in sports tonight, a ttragedy in Mark martin's life puts racing wins and losses into perspective,
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and the Virginia tech freshman class is trying to make the grade in it's ongoing study of college football. Words from Lee Suggs and company when we come back.
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Winston Cup star Mark Martin's rising number of second place finishes have put him so close to winning of late. But, over the weekend he lost for real...he lost in life,
Martin's father Julian along with Mark's step-mother and step sister, were killed in a private plane crash in Ely, Nevada near the Utah border on Saturday.
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Martin was unaware of this tragedy while he raced in Sunday's Winston Cup event at Watkins Glen, in which he finished second.
Martin was not informed of the tragedy until sometime after the race.
This is a picture of Martin's dad Julian. Martin's sister Glenda said last night that Mark will be at Michigan in the middle of the week tto get ready for this weeknd's race, because, as she said, that's the way daddy would have wanted it.
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Virginia Tech's freshman roster is dotted with a number of hi powered high school players.
Now that they're in the college ranks it may be awhile before these yound stars shine.
Denise Allen has more.
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Since arriving on campus Friday, these players have spent a lot of their time off the field getting to know their new teammates.
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Former William Fleming runningback Lee Suggs says he's worked harder this summer than ever before. He even participated in two a days with Fleming before coming to Tech.
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Luke Owens, a linemen from Grundy, played both offense and defense in high school.
Quarterback Michael Vick, was ranked the third best player in the state and fifth QB in the nation after his senior season at Warwick High in Norfolk.
And Suggs recieved several All America honors as well.
But all three may be red-shirted this season.
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They say setting out for a while is forth it for a chance to impact the team in the future.
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Jefferson Forest's Jake Grove won't play for Tech this season. The offensive lineman hurt his knee in an all star game.

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A Buena Vista teenager pulled nearly 200 years of history out of the Maury River yesterday.
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When 13-year old Christian Bell went fishing, he caught a long piece of rusty metal.
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((CHRISTIAN BELL/; I WAS FISHING WITH THIS LURE RIGHT HERE AND I HIT A SNAG. WHEN I WALKED DOWN THE RIVER, I FOLLOWED MY LINE AND IT WAS HOOKED LIKE THIS ON THE SWORD. I DIDN'T SEE IT 'TIL I PICKED IT UP. IT WENT BACK DOWN AND I PICKED IT UP AND IT WAS A SWORD AND I WALKED HOME.))
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The sword was taken to Virginia Military Institute. There, officials confirmed it to be a "Light Artillery Saber". Authorities say the single edged specimen was made around 18-10 and is the same type of weapon used by Lieutenants in the Civil War. The sword's value was not determined.
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