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Coming up on News 7-
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Hundreds of Radford Arsenal workers vote on a new contract- Results coming up.
An exotic dancer who claims Tech Fraternity members held her against her will- speaks to News 7-
An update on the new South County high school.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


Plus one big carmaker is recalling cars and minivans.
News 7 is next.
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Nearly 900 jobs are secured for another four years after Radford Arsenal employees agree to contract terms with plant

management.[Video-Open]


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[VO-NAT]

Nearly 900 jobs are saved tonight, after Radford Artsenal employees come to contract terms with company officials.[Rad

ford-Vote]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A contract vote tonight means labor peace for hundreds of area workers and their employer. Employees at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant agreed to terms of a new four year contract.
[Double Boxes=Jean/David-Newsroom]

David Johnson is in our newsroom with more. David, when does the contract go into effect?
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[SUPER=@David1;]

Jean, tonight at 12-01 is when it goes into effect. This after a long, drawn out negotiation that union officials say was worth the wait.
(Rollcue: worth the wait.)
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[SUPER=01-Luther Woolwine/Local 3-495 President; :33]
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(( It took about five months for union officials to hash out a new contract with Radford Arsenal management. Union members had between 6 this morning and 6 tonight to say whether or not they would accept the deal. 551 voted for the contract. 220 voted against it. There were some concerns by the employees about overtime and about having to work more than one maintenance job. But one union official said overall, workers got a good deal and said those issues pailed in comparison to the thought of being out of work.
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((LUTHER WOOLWINE/LOCAL 3-495 PRESIDENT; ANYTIME THAT YOU GO ON STRIKE IT AFFECTS EACH FAMILY THAT'S OVER THERE. WE HAVE ABOUT 880 UNION MEMBERS OVER THERE AND WE WOULD NOT WANT TO SEE THEM WITHOUT A JOB FOR THE NEXT TO WHO KNOWS WHEN IF WE DIDN'T REACH AN AGREEMENT.)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=AN AGREEMENT.]))
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Now this is the union's first full contract with the new owners of the Army Ammunitions Plant. Alliant Techsystems bought the Arsenal from Hercules, Incorporated in 1996.
[Double Boxes=Jean/David-Newsroom]

Woolwine says he feels both sides have reached an agreement that can be worked with for the next four years.[School-Si

te]


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After weeks of negotiation, Roanoke County school officials have signed an option agreement on the Woods End property.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


That's the site the school board favors for a new south county high school.
The agreement signed today will allow the county to perform the next phase of testing on the property.
Officials estimate it will take them ten to twelve weeks to determine if the site is suitable for construction of the new high school.
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[ Tech-Stripper]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#98-67 17:57]
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The investigation into a Virginia Tech fraternity is far from over.
It centers around a party involving a Roanke exotic dancer who says she and her boyfriend were held against their will.
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19-year old Michelle Russell was prepared to dance for a group of Tech professors.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Yesterday;]


When she arrived in Blacksburg she found out she'd been hired by a Tech fraternity to dance at a drinking party with about 30 men.
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((MICHELLE RUSSELL/EXOTIC DANCER: THEY ALL KEPT GETTING ROWDY AND KEPT DRINKING AND THROWING CANS ALL OVER THE FLOOR AND I THOUGHT THIS AIN'T COOL BUT I SAID I'M GOING TO KEEP GOING. ))
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[OUT Q=keep going.]
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Russell danced in lingerie and says when she refused to strip some of the men got angry.
She says one asked her to perform a sex act with a broom while another exposed himself and tried to take her clothes off.
Penny Wells is the office Manager for the Roanoke based Always Amber escort agency-- where Russell works.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't care]

((PENNY WELLS/ALWAYS AMBER OFFICE MGR.:I DON'T CARE IF YOU DANCE PROFESSIONALLY OR WHAT YOU DO YOUR BODY IS YOUR OWN AND YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO SAY DON'T TOUCH ME. ))
[SUPER=01-Penny Wells/Always Amber Office Mgr.; :00]
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[OUT Q=touch me.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Yesterday;]


Yesterday, Ryan Worch was arrested by Virginia Tech police and charged with two counts of abduction in connection with the incident.
Russell says Worch gave her boyfriend one hundred dollars for the couple to not tell police.
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[Barta]


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Representative Rick Boucher wants to extend the time limit for an impeachment inquiry.
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[SUPER=03-Washington/Yesterday;]


Today Boucher, a Democrat, suggested postponing the deadline from November 25th to the end of the year.
He says the House Judiciary Committee can wrap up a full investigation of the President this year.
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Radford Republican Joe Barta is fighting for Boucher's ninth district seat.
He says when the House of Representatives votes Thursday -- Boucher should ditch ANY deadline and instead support an open-ended investigation.
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[SOT 23:07:25]
[IN Q=Our message]

((JOE BARTA/(R) CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: OUR MESSAGE IS SIMPLE. MR. BOUCHER, DO THE RIGHT THING FOR OUR NATION AND OUR CHILDREN. STOP STONEWALLING ON BEHALF OF THIS PRESIDENT AND VOTE FOR A REAL IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY.))
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Boucher says he's not stonewalling -- in fact he says his proposed impeachment inquiry would start next week, instead of two weeks later as Republicans have proposed.
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[Recall]


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If you own a Chrysler, your car may be recalled- more than 840 thousand cars and vans in all are being recalled. The cars involved could roll away while they're in park.
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[VO-pinnacle]
Here are the vehicles involved:
They include 1995 through 98 Chrysler Cirrus and Dodge Stratus Models, and the 96 through 98 Plymouth Breeze and Chrysler Sebring models. [change pinnacle]
A separate recall covers 157 thousand Chrysler minivans, from the 96 and 97 model years. Factory-installed child seats with belts could malfunction and trap the child.
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[National]


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[Missing-child]


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[VO-NAT]


A malnourished baby allegedly kidnapped from a Utah hospital by his parents- is in satisfactory condition.
21 month old David Fink who weighed only 16 pounds and his newborn brother are recovering at a Montana hospital-
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((ABEL ORTIZ/UT CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES: OUR PRIMARY OBJECTIVE IS TO GET THEM MEDICALLY STABLE AND TO ENSURE THAT HTEY ARE SAFE AND ALL OF THEIR NEEDS ARE TAKEN CARE OF.))
[SUPER=01-Abel Ortiz/UT Child & Family Services; :18]
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The parents apparently only fed the 21 month old lettuce and Watermelon because they thought he was the Christ child.
Authorities say the parents took the boy from a Utah hospital last month and fled to Montana where they were picked up last night.
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A gunman walked into city hall in Riverside, California shooting four people including the mayor.
None of the injuries is life threatening-
The most seriously hurt- a city councilman who was shot twice.
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((RON LOVERIDGE/RIVERSIDE MAYOR: IT WAS SURREAL. IT IS i SOMETHING YOU SEE ON MOVIE OR TELEIVSION YOU ALSO RECOGNIZE THAT YOU MAY OR MAY NOT LEAVE THAT ROOM.))
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[OUT Q=leave that room.]
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The suspect was also shot- He is a former employee suing the city for firing him.
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Fires are still burning tonight in Southern California- two major blazes are racing through thousands of acres in Riverside County.
The wildfires have already destroyed several multi million dollar homes.
The Santa Ana winds have died down though and that's helping firefighters control the blazes.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

[Tease1]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The E-R is still closed, and the food is cold. Still ahead, how long will that last at Community Hospital?
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And now that Virginia has mailed out car tax rebates, could a billion-dollar shortfall put the plan in jeopardy?
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[Sports-Preview]


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The state's top business leaders have been advising Virginia governor for years.
Now, a new confidential report from The Virginia Business Council says the state could be facing more than a BILLION DOLLAR A YEAR budget shortfall by 2001.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


That's about the estimated annual cost of Governor Gilmore's fully phased-in "no car tax" plan.
Partial refunds started this year.
The Governor remains unworried.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE DON'T SEE ANYTHING THAT WOULD INDICATE THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT DEFICIT SPENDING ANYWHERE UP THE ROAD. THERE'S NO REALITY I THINK THAT ATTACHES TO THAT. BUT LET'S LOOK AT THE REPORT AND FIND OUT WHAT IT IS AND WHETHER IT'S CONSTRUCTIVE. WE'RE OPEN TO LISTENING TO ANY NEW IDEAS THAT COME FORWARD.))
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A Democratic state Senator who calls the Business Council "a very reputable group" says if the report's true:
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((SEN. BENNY LAMBERT/D-RICHMOND: WE'RE IN TROUBLE. WE'RE IN TROUBLE.))
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The Business Council calls the situation "a fiscal paradox": growing state needs and shrinking revenue during a tim

e of economic prosperity.[Home-Depot]


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Another vote on a controversial development in Roanoke County is now one week away.
Officials with Home Depot say they remain convinced the site near Cave Spring Corner is the best location for the store.
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A new Home Depot in the CITY is set to open October 22nd... and the company hopes a second store won't be far behind.
As employees stocked shelves of the new building, officials defended their selection of the site in Roanoke County.
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((AND I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MANY SITE PLANS, WE'VE GONE THROUGH, HOW MANY PROPERTY DRAWINGS AND SURVEYS AND TAX MAPS WE'VE GONE THROUGH. HOW MANY MOUNTAINS WE'VE WALKED ON, OCCUPIED AND UNOCCUPIED TRYING TO FIND A SITE. THIS IS THE ONLY SUITABLE SITE THERE IS FOR US, AND I DO REALLY THINK IT'S A FINE RETAIL LOCATION.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Ogletree/Home Depot Real Estate Manager]
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[OUT Q=a fine retail location.]
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The Roanoke County Supervisors will hear from citizens next week. And they're expected to vote again on the rezoning request.
Opponents have hired a lawyer, and they're considering a legal challenge that could be filed before the end of this week.

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Pregnant women getting ready to have a baby can still go to Carilion's Roanoke Community Hospital.
Anyone else with an emergency should go to Memorial Hospital in South Roanoke.
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That's because the Community emergency room is dark tonight.
The power is out after yesterday's fire.
That fire started in the boiler room and destroyed a transformer.
It will take at least two days to fix the damage and reopen the E-R.
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((BETH BALDWIN/CARILION SPOKESWOMAN: ALL EMERGENCY SITUATIONS SHOULD GO TO MEMORIAL. HOWEVER WE ARE ACCEPTING WOMEN HAVING THEIR BABIES. WOMEN IN LABOR CAN STILL COME TO COMMUNITY. WE DO HAVE A SPECIAL PEDIATRIC AREA SET UP AT MEMORIAL THAT WE USUALLY HAVE HERE AT COMMUNITY. SO ANY PEDIATRIC EMERGENCIES AT MEMORIAL WILL STILL GET THE SAME KIND OF CARE AT MEMORIAL THAT THEY GET HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Beth Baldwin/Carilion Spokeswoman;]
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Nobody was hurt in yesterday's fire.
Ten patients and 50 workers were evacuated.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still to come on News 7 at 11--a joint effort to crack down on drugs in one area county.
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[VO-NAT]

And, it's now going to be a lot easier to nab child pornographers surging the World Wide Web. We'll tell you why.

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If you're a parent whose child likes to surf the World Wide Web, take notice.. police say there are thousands of criminals out there looking to solicit young people for illicit sex and child pornography.
One local law enforcement agency is taking the problem seriously.
Steve Smallshaw tells us what they're doing to stop it.
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(( For twelve hours each week, this Bedford County investigator's beat is the Internet.. a cyber- cop trying to flush out the pedophiles and pornographers who prey on unsuspecting children in chat rooms on the Web.
In twelve months, they've made eight arrests and identified dozens of other suspects across the country.
They've also confiscated ten thousand disturbing images of child pornography.
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((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: I DON'T THINK UNTIL YOU TAKE A LOOK AT THIS, YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THIS STUFF IS, YOU HAVE NO IDEA.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=have no idea.]
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[Standup ]
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((But possession of those pictures is just a misdemeanor that carries a 500 dollar fine. Mike Brown hopes to convince area legislators that state child pornography laws need to be toughened, and a federal grant his department has received should help.)) [RUNS:14]
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The money-- 200 thousand dollars worth-- will fund two full- time Internet investigators and help Bedford County become an educational resource for concerned parents.
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[IN Q=We don't want]

((RANDY KRANTZ/PROSECUTOR: WE DON'T WANT THESE PORNOGRAPHERS TO THINK WELL BEDFORD IS A SMALL TOWN, SEMI- RURAL, RAPIDLY BECOMING SUBURBAN, THAT THEY CAN DO IT HERE BECAUSE WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE ALERT TO IT.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=alert to it.]
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[IN Q=Criminals are]

((MIKE BROWN: CRIMINALS ARE RIDING THE CYBERSPACE AND WE'VE GOT TO RIDE RIGHT ALONG WITH THEM. WE'VE ACTUALLY GOT TO BE OUT IN FRONT OF THEM TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=going to do.]


Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))[Drug-Taskforce]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#98-56 1:02:49]
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Cracking down on drugs is becoming more and more difficult for law enforcement officers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./File Tape;]


That's why Halifax County authorities are teaming up for a new Regional Narcotic Enforcement Task Force.
Drug raids like this one will be a part of the new intiative.
Most drug task forces in Virginia are combined efforts among several counties.
But this one is unique-- because its agents are only from Halifax County.
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[SOT 2:36:37-:51]
[IN Q=Due to the volume]

((RAY LINK: DUE TO THE VOLUME OF THE DRUG ARRESTS IN HALIFAX AND SOUTH BOSTON WE DECIDED TO ASK THE STATE POLICE IF THEY WOULD CONSIDER ALLOWING US TO HAVE OUR OWN TASK FORCE WHERE WE COULD ACCOMPLISH MORE IN THE LOCAL AREA AND WOULDN'T HAVE TO BE WORKING OUTSIDE IN OTHER COUNTIES.))
[SUPER=01-Maj. Ray Link/Halifax Co. Sheriff's Office;]
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[OUT Q=in other counties.]
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The drug task force is made up of the Halifax County Sheriff's Office, the South Boston Police Department, State Police and Alcoholic Beverage Control.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD/1997; :00]


But a great day Ferrum folks. Jim Kitts the former Ferrum star who signed as free agent with the Skins in 1996 was picked up by the team tonight to be the club's starting fullback.
Kitts replaces Larry Bowie who has a broken left leg.
Kitts is a converted linebacker who went to high school in Chesapeake.
And how about his alma mater? The Ferrum Panthers are ranked 30th in the division three this week.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=dal]
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The number one and three ranked high school girls basketball teams in the state met on the hardwood tonight in Vinton.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/Salem vs William Byrd;]


Richard Thrasher's number one ranked Terriers opened up the Dog House to the Salem Spartans and immediately took control.
William Byrd passing it around the horn, Andrea Gay gets her hands on the ball and takes it through the paint for two.
Salem, battling the crowd and Byrd, comes back. Kara Harrison sets up and shoots this rocket for a long two.
Andrea Gay again for the Terriers motors down the court, winds up and hits Ahsley Short with the nice pass. Short gets the bucket for Byrd.
[SUPER=33-William Byrd/36/Salem/32;]


Lindsey Stratton sinks one for the stripe for Salem but Byrd wins it 36-to-32.
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[wipe to video][S-Northside]


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[wipe wipe wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Alleghany vs. Northside;]


Jim Robinson's Lady Vikings huddled before the battle with Blue Ridge District rival Alleghany.
The Mountaineers hoping to steal a victory on Northside's home court as Meghan McCue dishes to Jennifer Carpenter for the score.
But the Lady Vikings turn on the outside shooting. Brett Newman from near three point land drills this bucket.
[SUPER=34-Alleghany/34/Northside/54/;]


Northside continues with the long shots, Emily Ferrell gets nothing but net with this trey and The Vikings go on to win this contest 54-to-34.
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[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Shawsville beat Floyd County 57-to-34. Patrick County topped Fieldale-Collinsville, Ft. Chiswell crushed Rocky Gap, and Gretna hammered William Campbell.
Carroll County also won.
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[wipe to hometown hoops 18072]
And don't forget to join us later today for Hometown Hoops Weekly. Steve Mason has the best in local high school hoops each and every Wednesday one News 7 at five and 11.
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[S-Ripken]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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It's been a very sobering, humbling day for the members of the Baltimore Orioles' family.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB;:00]


former Orioles' skipper Cal Ripken Senior disclosed today that he is being treated for lung cancer.
The cancer was diagnosed last week, and the 62 year father of Iron Man Cal Junior is optimistic chemotherapy will take care of the condition.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]


As if that news wasn't bad enough, the Orioles also leanred today that former shortstop Mark Belanger, an eight time gold glove winner died today due to lung cancer.
Belanger also was a key figure in the player's union.
Friends say he was a heavy smoker. Mark Belanger was 54 years old.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Still to come tonight Rick Mast talks about the back to back restrictor plate chaos that is coming up.
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[VO-NAT]


And Virginia Tech plans to turn over the offense to Nick at Night on Thursday.
The Tuesday night Tech talk is coming up right after this.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-24]
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A national cable television audience will have a chance to the see the Hokies in action this Thursday night at Boston College.
Steve Mason says despite the big-time exposure, the Hokies and their new quarterback remain focused on the job at hand.
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[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/September 26th; :00]
[SUPER=01-Nick Sorensen/Returns at Quarterback; :11]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :34]
[super=@steve1; :45]
[super=01-Pierson Prioleau/Va. Tech Rover; :1:01]
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[OUT Q=...news 7 sports."]
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[S-Mast]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Winston circuit begins two weeks of restrictor plate madness this week at Talladega.
[graphic=daytona]


After Talladega, the drivers head straight Daytona for the makeup of the smoked out Pepsi 400.
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The wildfires that scorched central Florida back in late June and early July not only forced the race to be postponed, but it also forced each Winston Cup team to invest an additional $150 thousand dollars to build another superspeedway car.
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The New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians opened up their best of seven american league championhip series in the Big Apple.
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It was a full moon shining in the Bronx over the house that Ruth built.
And inside Darryl Strawberry's wife was on hand to throw out the first pitch of the game.
She actually did a better job that Cleveland starter Jarret Wright who was rocked for four runs in just two thirds of the first inning before he was taken out.
Meanwhile, David Wells was unhittable as he baffled the Indians all night long with his heat and off speed stuff.
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Yankees win game one with ease.
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And finally tonight-- taking the "plunge" to get married is a big step for any couple.
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But when Lisa McDaniel and Brian Brooks decided to wed, they really took the plunge... into the water. The Virginia couple are both scuba divers and decided to dive into marriage by diving into the water.
The bride and groom spoke their wedding vows beneath the surface with a scuba-diving minister presiding over the ceremony.
Guests listened to the wedding ceremony with underwater communication devices. And after the couple emerged from the water as husband and wife, they both agreed it was a memorable wedding.
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