[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

52-thousand people all headed to one place at the same time tomorrow: Lane Stadium in Blacksburg.

Up next at the top of the NEWS a few pointers on getting to the Tech- J-M-U game.
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[VO-NAT]


And the dirty work of getting rail cars back on track- -and the headaches it causes for motorists and merchants.

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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Head]
[GRAPHIC=none]


In sports, It's the first weekend for area college football teams qualifying for the Southern 500 is over.
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[VO-NAT]


and Ernie Irvan is walking away from Winston Cup Racing.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Weekend forecasts looks breezy and partly sunny. Labor Day may bring showers. Details ahead.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]
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[SOT00:34:51]
[IN Q=Christiansburg by pass]

((CHRISTIANSBURG BY PASS IS DOWN TO ONE LANE COMING WEST BOUND 460 THAT SHOULD BE SOMEWHAT OF A BOTTLENECK))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=a bottleneck]
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[VO-NAT]


It's not too bad now, but it's getting worse and come tomorrow motorists could be in for a real mess.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Tech-Traffic]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#99-28 TC99-28]
[GRAPHIC=Holiday Traffic]


For those heading out of town this Labor Day weekend V-DOT says holiday traffic- - along with several special events... could be a recipe for disaster, or at least delay, for thousands of motorists.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Joy/Microwave]


Joy Sutton is near one of the trouble areas tonight on Route 460-- with more.
[Live=Joy Full/Microwave]


Keith it's not just construction that will tie motorists up along this road and I-81 southbound but Virginia Tech's first home game tomorrow at 1 pm.
[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :08]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Jack Ridinger/Virginia Tech Police; :23]
[RUNS=1:01]
[OUT Q=West side entrance.]

(( Students waited in lines to buy last minute tickets for the game between Virginia Tech and James Madison ... but these lines are no comparison to the lines of traffic Virginia Tech Police and V-Dot say motorist wills face tomorrow.
52-Thousand people are expected at the game...and that means thousands of motorist traveling on I -81 and 460 from JMU to Blacksburg.
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[SOT00:33:28]
[IN Q=There coming from]

((SGT JACK RIDINGER/VIRGINIA TECH POLICE: THEY'RE COMING FROM THE NORTH DOWN I-81. IT WILL BE JAMMED DO TO ALL THE CONSTRUCTION IN THE AREA.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=all the construction in the area.]


There is construction at several locations between Christiansburg and Blacksburg starting right off exit 118.
The Christiansburg bypass is one the main areas of delay, traffic is reduced to one lane for more than a mile.
V-Dot says most off the traffics signals on 460 will be on flash 3 hours before the game.
Now for coming into campus, there will be one way traffic coming in and one way traffic coming out after the game.


Virginia Tech Police are advising people to use the West Side Entrance.))
[Live=Joy Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]


To find out the latest in traffic conditions, tomorrow motorists can tune into 1260 a-m for traffic and parking information.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Joy/Microwave]


And Keith, besides the game traffic on I-81 there will also be a lot of folks heading to Hillsville for the Labor Day Flea Market.


[Derailment]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-43 TC00:53]
[GRAPHIC=Derailment]


It's no easy task-- repairing and removing derailed cars full of coal- -on a bridge above a heavily- traveled highway.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=First you get]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gary Ballard/Railroad Historian; :36]
[SUPER=01-Rebecca O'Brien/Ragazzi's; :57]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=that be great.]

(( First you get rid of the traffic below. V-DOT detoured motorists at Starkey Road and Chaparral Drive, so that everything in between was deserted.
Two dozen cars had already been moved. Four or five more were stuck on the bridge over 419.
With torches and winches- -lots of axle grease and elbow grease- -equipment capable of raising a car carrying more than 100 tons of coal- -the job progressed... well, not exactly smoothly- -but efficiently.
Anyone who's ever played with model trains can appreciate the contrast to the real thing.
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[SOT 21:55]
[IN Q=Where you would]

((WHERE YOU WOULD TAKE YOUR HAND AND PICK THE PIECE UP, THIS WOULD TAKE A COUPLE OF DAYS TO MOVE THESE CARS. AND THEY'RE QUITE HEAVILY LOADED AS YOU CAN SEE.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=you can see.]


While the road blocks were a nuisance to motorists, they proved costly to businesses. Some were completely inaccessible. It was still possible to reach restaurants on the southern side of 419. It took determination.
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[SOT 11:43:30]
[IN Q=Yeah, but the]

((YEAH, BUT THE TRAFFIC IS BACKED UP. IT MAKES IT LESS APPEALING. KNOW ONE WANTS TO FIGHT THE TRAFFIC. YEAH, OUR FOOD IS GOOD, BUT SOMETIMES THERE'S ONLY SO MUCH YOU CAN TAKE.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=much you can take.]


If they'd only known, Ragazzi's could have promoted views of the Norfolk Southern clean up operation from the deck.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Oh, well, if we]

((OH, WELL, IF WE ALL COULD KNOW ABOUT ACCIDENTS BEFORE THEY HAPPEN, WOULDN'T THAT BE GREAT.)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=that be great.]))
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[VO-NAT]


The show on rails closed just before dinner time this evening.
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[NM-Inmates]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-35 TC42:18]
[GRAPHIC=Imported Inmates]


Two vehicles carrying some of the worst citizens from a New Mexico prison crashed this evening in Wise County.
Details about the accident were not immediately availible.
State police say there were no injuries and no escapes.
The 120 inmates are newest residents of the Wallens Ridge Correctional Facility at Big Stone Gap.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Albuquerque, NM]


The prisoners were shipped out on a specially designed jetliner today after a rash of killings and prisoner uprisings at three privately run prisons in New Mexico.
Wallens Ridge can hold 12-hundred of the state's most dangerous inmates, but it's only about half full.
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[TALENT=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


Virginia has more than 36-hundred out-of-state inmates to help fill empty prison space.

[Villarini]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-27 TC1:01:47]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A federal jury has convicted a former bank teller of embezzlement and money laundering.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/August 31]


Karen Villarini's trial began Tuesday.
This afternoon the former head teller at the Cave Spring Branch of the Bank of Floyd was found guilty as charged on all five counts.
When she left the bank in February of 1997, bank officials discovered 83-thousand dollars was missing.
They eventually determined Villarini had been siphoning cash by over- stating the amount of mutilated money in the vault.
She remains on bond and will be sentenced later.
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[Websites]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-29 TC54:43]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign Financing]


Virginia politicians just keep shattering records in how much they raise and spend to run for office.
So any way to get the word out and dollars in cheaper and more effectively is the wave of the future.
Two Virginia politicians are riding high on that wave now.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=What about]
[SUPER=01-Jay Timmons/Allen for Senate; :22 ]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; :41]
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[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]
(([nat sot 14:04:08]

((GEORGE ALLEN: WHAT ABOUT THOSE FAMILY VALUES THAT YOU'RE ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT IN YOUR SPEECHES?)) [runs:05]
It looks like a campaign from mid-century.
But if you take into account it's basically free-- viewable 24 hours a day on the Internet-- it's NOT a bad way to connect people to your candidate.
Republican George Allen's had what they call streaming video on his Senate campaign website since June.
[sot 14:22:44 ]

((JAY TIMMONS/ALLEN FOR SENATE: I GOT BACK A LOT OF MESSAGES FROM PEOPLE SAYING "WAY TO GO GEORGE," "KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK." AND THESE ARE FROM PEOPLE THAT IN ALL THE YEARS I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN VIRGINIA REPUBLICAN POLITICS, I'VE NEVER COME ACROSS BEFORE. THIS IS A WHOLE NEW SET OF INTERESTED VOTERS.)) [runs:18]
The opposition-- Democrat Chuck Robb-- had a campaign website up first, but with only a letter to supporters, the personal touch being the signature.
Democratic state Senate candidate Emily Couric may be the only General Assembly candidate streaming video she cut in a TV studio.
[SOT 01:01:04]

((COURTESY EMILY COURIC FOR SENATE: I'VE BEEN...ENRICHED CURRICULUM.)) [RUNS:05]
But back to George Allen, who's using the technology most effectively...
[nat sot hoedown music]

[runs:04]
... in what may be over-use of technology, you can visit George's jukebox at GeorgeAllenHoeDown.Com and buy tickets to his annual September fundraiser.
[sot 14:27:45]

((TIMMONS: I THINK THAT'S PROBABLY A FIRST. AND YOU KNOW I THINK THE DANCING BOOTS ARE PROBABLY A FIRST AS WELL.)) [runs:07]
Hey, whatever brings in the bucks.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[Tease#1]

[HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Roanoke residents are now one foot away from tougher water restrictions.
That's one of the stories still ahead on News-7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


And they're getting ready for a big boating weekend at Smith Mountain Lake-- and game wardens are hoping to continue the decline in jet ski accidents.
Will those boaters be greeted with rain, Robin.
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[ANCHOR=Robin]

[wx ad lib] [Roll] [Lake Level] [MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM#1]


[Jet-Skis]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-32 TC45:44]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mt. Lake]


Game wardens at Smith Mountain Lake expect more boating traffic than ever this Labor Day weekend, especially since Dennis washed out a lot of beach plans.
The number of accidents involving personal watercraft -- or jet skis -- DROPPED statewide 13 percent between 1997 and 1998 and continues to drop this year.
Tina Tenret shows us some reasons for that.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Jim and Iris Mills]
[SUPER=07-Iris Mills; :08]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :21]
[SUPER=01-Jim Mills/Webster Marine; :33]
[SUPER=01-David Cushman/Game Warden; 1:18]
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[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7]

(( Jim and Iris Mills say fewer people get crazy on personal watercraft these days.
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[SOT 12:20:59]
[IN Q=Most of all, I just enjoy]

((IRIS MILLS: MOST OF ALL I JUST ENJOY RIDING, LOOKING AT HOUSES, VISITING NEIGHBORS. I GO SLOW USUALLY. I CALL IT MY DORIS DAY FUN DAY.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=FUN DAY]


Jim Mills sells Sea Doos, including the new four-seater.
He says the company is now making personal watercraft with LESS horsepower so they cannot top 65 miles per hour.
The latest models have rear view mirrors and can go in reverse.
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[SOT 11:22:57]
[IN Q=It makes it safer at docks]

((JIM MILLS/WEBSTER MARINE: IT MAKES IT SAFER AT DOCKS WHEN YOU'RE DOCKING YOU'RE LESS LIKELY TO GO UNDER THE DOCK AND GET HURT ESPECIALLY WHEN THE WATER'S LOW.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=WHEN THE WATER'S LOW]
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[SOT 11:57:02]
[IN Q=IN THE OLD TWO]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: IN THE OLD TWO SEATER MODELS I WOULD HAVE TO GET IN VERY FAST SO IT WOULDN'T TIP OVER. IN THESE THREE-SEATERS, I CAN GET IN AND IT'S NO LONGER A BALANCING ACT.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=A BALANCING ACT]
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[SOT 11:54:18????]
((NAT SOT ME RIDING AROUND IN JET SKI))

[RUNS:05]
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[SOT 11:52:24]
[IN Q=IN FACT]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: IN FACT THE NEWEST THREE-SEATERS ARE SO STABLE AND SO MANEUVERABLE THAT I CAN EVEN RIDE IN A BUSINESS SUIT AND NEVER GET WET.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=NEVER GET WET]


The laws have also changed to promote safety.
Now anyone between 14 and 16 MUST take a safety course to run a personal watercraft.
And more than a thousand people this year have taken the course on their own.
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[SOT 12:56:32]
[IN Q=EDUCATION IS ONE]

((DAVID CUSHMAN/GAME WARDEN: EDUCATION IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST THINGS AND ALSO OUR ENFORCEMENT EFFORT. CERTAINLY HERE ON SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE WE HAVE A VIGOROUS ENFORCEMENT EFFORT AND THAT'S FOR PUBLIC SAFETY.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=FOR PUBLIC SAFETY]


That could be a blessing -- and a warning -- this holiday weekend.
Tina Tenret News7 ))

[City-Water]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-33 TC1:02:12]
[GRAPHIC=Water Restrictions]


The city of Roanoke may drop plans to raise water rates to encourage conservation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove]


Once the level in Carvins Cove hits 30 feet below the spillway, customers who use more 5-thousand-250 gallons a month would pay a higher rate.
Acting city manager Jim Ritchie says council won't have to do that.
Ritchie says that's because people are saving so much water, and the city's buying a lot from other localities.
The cove fell to 29 feet below the spillway today.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Slower than expected job growth and lower wage increases offset fears about inflation and drove the stock market higher. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
[RUNS=:25]
[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-x/235.24/11078.45/x/108.87/2843.11;]


The DOW rocketed ahead 235 points to close at 11-thousand- 78
NASDAQ gained 109 points.
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[SUPER=434-ia/16d/h2a/67e/h*/37e/h3&/81%/h1r/47b;]


[School-Clothes]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-26 TC1:38:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Heading back to the classroom can be an exciting time of year.
But it also can be difficult if you can't afford new things for school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


That's why a Lynchburg Y-M-C-A program is getting low income children ready for the new school year.
Each child in the Bright Beginnings program got a hundred dollars to pick out new clothes today at the Lynchburg Wal-Mart.
Backpacks and school supplies were free.
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[SOT 19:14:01]
[IN Q=We Find That]

((DAVE SCHNEIDER/PROGRAM DIRECTOR: WE FIND THAT IS HELPS THEM START SCHOOL EXCITED AS THE OTHER KIDS WHO DO HAVE THE NEW THINGS. THEY HAVE A GREATER CHANCE FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT. SCHOOL BEHAVIOR IS FINE. IF YOU START SCHOOL AND HAVE THE STEREOTYPE OF POVERTY YOU'RE GOING TO ACT UP IN SCHOOL. YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET THE GOOD GRADES.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Schneider/Program Director]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=The Good Grades]
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[VO-NAT]

The program is funded by private donations.
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[Beanie-Babies]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-24 TC2:01:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Will this year be the last for the Beanie Baby... or are the rumors that it's going to be retired just a marketing ploy?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


That question that was on the minds of store owners and customers at The Beanie Barn in Danville today.
The store's owners say they'll hang in there selling the collectible toys ... and whatever else Ty introduces in their place.
Sales have skyrocketed to EIGHT TIMES what they were before the toy manufacturer announced it would end the Beanie Baby earlier this week.
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[SOT 15:26:14 - :18]
[IN Q=We'll probably be around]

((MARY BETH HOLLEY/BEANIE BARN CO-OWNER: WE'LL PROBABLY BE AROUND FOR A WHILE, WE PROBABLY WON'T BE CLOSING THE DOORS ANY TIME SOON.))
[SUPER=01-Mary Beth Holley/Beanie Barn Co-Owner; ]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=doors any time soon.]
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[VO-NAT]


Many Beanie fans question the toy maker's motives, but say that won't stop them from trying to complete their collections.
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[SOT 15:27:33 - :42]
[IN Q=They're making Ty money]

((DONNY WELLS/BEANIE BABY COLLECTOR: THEY'RE MAKING TY MONEY AND AS LONG AS THEY'RE MAKING MONEY, YOU DON'T STOP. YOU CONTINUE TO DO WHATEVER LINES YOUR POCKET. ))
[SUPER=01-Donny Wells/Beanie Baby Collector; ]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=whatever lines your pocket.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Beanie Barn's owners are beginning to stock the store with the latest fad toy... (Poke-ee-mahn) Pokemon ... just to play it safe.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Tease]
[GRAPHIC=none]


And coming up, The college football season opens tomorrow Ernie Irvan calls it quits from racing.
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[VO-NAT]


and Kenny Irwin will start on the pole this Sunday in the Pepsi Southern 500.
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[S-Irvan]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-37 (1:44:47)]
[GRAPHIC=Ernie Irvan]


Ernie Irvan has been recovering from head and lung injuries he suffered at Michigan earlier this month.
And today the 40 year old driver made a decision that will put him out of racing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Darlington, SC; :]


Irvin, The Driver of the M and M's Pontiac, announced his retirement from racing this afternoon.
Irvan has been recovering from a head injury he suffered at Michigan August 20-th, five years after a wreck at the same track almost cost him his life.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I figure...]
[SUPER=01-Ernie Irvan/Retires From Racing; :]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=...wholesome life.]
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-39]
[GRAPHIC=DARLINGTON]


The rest of the Cup drivers are in Darlington this weekend for first round qualifying for the Southern 500.
And Yates racing was in the spotlight from top to bottom.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Darlington, SC/espn2; :00]


But the person at the top is not who you would expect to be there. Kenny Irwin the wheel man for the Havoline Thunderbird was the eventual pole winner as he tamed the Lady in Black with a circuit at 167 point 215 miles an hour.
The man who is first in the points' race, Dale Jarrett, Irwin's teammate at Yates Racing, was last today in qualifying after spinning out with a flat tire.
The best Jarrett can now start is 26th.
Here is your top 25.
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[SUPER=0107-1. Kenny Irwin/167.215/2. Ward Burton//3. Jerry Nadeau//4. Jeff Gordon//5. Bobby Hamilton//;]
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[SUPER=0107-6. Elliott Sadler//7. Bobby Labonte//8. Mike Skinner//9. Kevin Lepage//10. Bill Elliott//;]
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[SUPER=0107-11. Jeremy Mayfield//12. Kenny Wallace//13. Sterling Marlin//14. Geoffrey Bodine//15. Jeff Burton//;]
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[SUPER=0107-16. Mark Martin//17. Chad Little//18. Steve Grissom//19. Tony Stewart//20. Johnny Benson//;]
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[SUPER=0107-21. Ken Schrader//22. Joe Nemechek//23. Jimmy Spencer//24. Rusty Wallace//25. Dale Earnhardt//;]
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[OUT Q=...last driver."]
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-45]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL]


The Hokies will have a sellout crowd at Lane Stadium for tomorrow's 1 o'clock game with JMU.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


The game marks the much anticipated debut of red shirt freshman quarterback Michael Vick.
The Hokies have done everything they can this preseason to get him and his offensive teammates on the same page.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="Try to...]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=...EVERY WEEK."]
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[S-UVa]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-46]
[GRAPHIC=UVA LOGO]


The Virginia Cavaliers face a much tougher opener than the Hokies as they open on the road against North Carolina.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


While this is just the first game of the season for both teams, Virginia quarterback Dan Ellis says he believes it could make or break both team's seasons.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="Definitely...]
[SUPER=01-Dan Ellis/UVa Quarterback; :00]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=...ENVIROMENT."]
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[S-VMI]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-49]
[GRAPHIC=VMI Logo]


The V-M-I Keydets will open the season on Saturday night against the Richmond Spiders.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :]


The two teams did not meet last seasonn but Richmond would claim the Atlantic 10 championship.
New head coach Cal McCombs expects to learn a lot about this team when the two line up in Richmond.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="We're focusing...]
[SUPER=01-Cal McCombs/VMI Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=.....personell we got."]
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[S-Ferrum]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-38]
[GRAPHIC=Ferrum Logo]


Over in Rocky Mount, The Ferrum Panthers host Newport News in their season opener at Adams Field.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum; :]


The Panthers are trying to forget losing four straight at the end of last season. And with the offense uncertain, Ferrum is hoping its depth will be a key factor in beating the Shipbuilders.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="It's one]
[SUPER=01-Dave Davis/Ferrum Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=.....in this one."]
[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Liberty Logo]


Liberty has a night game at home against Virginia Union kickoff is 7 thirty.