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Up next on News 7 at 11...
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The remains of hurricane Dennis are stalled... heavy rain and flooding continue.
We'll show you how to watch the next Virginia Tech home game AT HOME, online.
And these Colorado fans were wishing they'd stayed home after they got tear-gassed.
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News 7 is next.

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[Carvins-Cove]


[ANCHOR=eric]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-27 1:02:37]
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The rain might put a damper on some Labor Day Festivities but for Carvins Cove and Roanoke City residents it's a much needed blessing.
Joy Sutton has more.
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(( NAT SOUND:TINKER CREEK))
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Tinker Creek was roaring ... as water poured down stream as the raindrops continued to fall.
This is good news for Carvins Cove ... since this creek is one of its main sources of water.
All the rain this holiday weekend made Carvins Cove a popular spot with many people wanting to see if the rain was making any difference as it poured down on them and our camera.
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((KELLY WEINGART: I'M THINKING IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE MUCH WATER SO I HOPE IT KEEPS RAINING FOR AWHILE))
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((DEBRA MARTIN: IT KIND OF LOOKED LIKE WHAT WE WERE EXPECTING. WE WERE KIND OF PREPARED FOR IT. I MEAN IT DOES LOOK REALLY BAD))
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((NAT SOUND TINKER CREEK))
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This is the most rain Tinker creek has seen in awhile... and it's already helping to fill the cove.
And for residents of Roanoke City they say any rain is beneficial ... as they continue to face mandatory water restrictions.
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[SOT 14:42:00]
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((DEBRA MARTIN: WE'RE DOING OUR PART NOT USING AS MUCH WATER AS WE HAVE TO. SO WE'RE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT IT. AND WE'RE PRAYING FOR RAIN EVERYDAY.))
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((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER: NOW IT'S UP TO MOTHER NATURE TO GIVE CARVINS THE RAIN BY IT AND ROANOKE CITY DESPERATELY NEED. JOY SUTTON, NEWS 7, BOTETOURT COUNTY))
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[Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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Rising water washed some diesel tanks downstream in the Roanoke River.
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[VO-NAT]
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It happened near the Hanna's Court Trailer Park in Roanoke this evening.
The tanks were part of a construction project, where workers have been pumping water out of a section of the river.
High water over-ran a temporary dam, flooding the pumps and washing away the tanks.
Officials say the tanks were sealed, and did NOT leak.
The contractor says he didn't expect the water to rise so quickly.
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[WX1] [11:00pm] [09/05/1999] WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Dennis]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[WRITER=eea]
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People in Coastal Carolina are finally saying goodbye to Dennis.
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[VO-NAT]
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The former Hurricane stalled off the coast for days, whipping the coast with high winds, rain and heavy surf.
While Dennis did damage homes along the coast, it was NOT as bad as many people feared, officials say floodwaters are already receding.
Parts of the Outer Banks are being re-opened to vehicle traffic.
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[81-Ax]


[ANCHOR=ERic]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-28 1:09:50]
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State Police say all the rain has made for extremely slick conditions.
There have been several accidents today including...
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this one that happened on interstate 81 near the Arcadia exit around 10 this morning.
The driver of this tractor trailer was traveling southbound when he lost control and slid into the median strip and jack knifed.
Debris then flew into the northbound lanes blowing out one vehicles window.
No one was seriously injured but the driver of the tractor trailer was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
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[Tornado]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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Dennis left his mark in Hampton, where a storm spawned a tornado yesterday.
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120 mile an hour winds damaged a senior center and five apartment complexes, causing dozens of minor injuries.
Several buildings were condemned.
The storm also flipped cars, downed trees and utility poles and damaged houses along a three mile path.
Six thousand people were without power.
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[Walmart-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jha]
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An early morning fire at the Pearisburg Walmart has closed the store indefinatly.
It happened around five in the Lawn and Garden department.
Cedar Chips and charcoal in the section of the store were feeding the flames.
The fire was contained to that area, but smoke damage did affect the inside of the store.
Luckily no one was injured.
Wal-mart is investigating the cause of the fire.

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[City-Manager]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-39 00:06:37]
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Danville's former City Manager may have a new job.
Ray Griffin is being concidered for a City Manager position in Kingsport, Tennessee.

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[VO-NAT 99-16 1:32:26]
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On June 30th Griffin resigned from his position in Danville after coming under fire from members of city council. Right now the city of Kingsport is negotiating a salary package and conducting a background check before offering him the job. Kingsport officials say Griffin will be taking a salary cut--in Danville he made 108 thousand dollars a year. No word on when a decision will be made.
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[Labor-Day-Reel]


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Buena Vista's 29th annual Labor Day parade gets underway tomorrow at 10 am. Labor Day is the official start of the November election season so many politicians will be at the celebration including Chuck Robb. This isn't his first appearance. In 1991, Robb and his wife were talking more than politics. Keith Humphry explains in this week's Virginia Newsreel.


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(( Buena Vista is the traditional launching pad for the Fall election season.
Some folks would just as soon the politicians kick off the season somewhere else.
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((DAVID WALKER/ATTENDED PARADE/I'M NOT INTERESTED IN IT AT ALL . IT'S JUST ANOTHER THING. IT'S JUST TALK.)) [RUNS05]
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But others do come out to hear what the politicians have to say. In 1991, Chuck Robb was talking more than politics at the annual event. He addressed the Tai Collins story.
She said she had had an affair with the Senator while Robb was Governor. The former beauty queen's appearance in Playboy had re-ignited the scandal. Robb denied the affair.
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((CHUCK ROBB/PURE FANTASY...THERE'S NO TRUTH TO ANY IT SO THERE'S NOT MUCH MORE I CAN TELL YOU)) [RUNS07]
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Robb didn't have a lot to say that day, but his wife Lynda did.
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((LYNDA ROBB/I'M HORRIFIED THAT SHE WOULD SELL HER BODY TO PLAYBOY IN ORDER TO ENHANCE HER CAREER AND MAKE THIS SCURRILOUS FANTASY TO MAKE MONEY)) [RUNS17]
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Lynda Robb said it was because of her that her husband had not been more critical of Collins.
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((I URGED CHUCK NOT TO RISE, I MEAN LOWER, TO HER LEVEL OR SAY ANYTHING BECAUSE HE WAS TRYING TO PROTECT ME DID NOT GET INTO ALL THIS)) [RUNS14]
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But Collins family members didn't believe Robb was telling the truth. Tai Collins brother, Tim, challenged Robb to a lie detector test.
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((WHY DOESN'T CHUCK ROBB TAKE A LIE DETECTOR TEST. I KNOW TAI IS TELLING THE TRUTH, I KNOW THEY KNOW THE TRUTH, WILL HE TELL THE TRUTH and take the polygraph test, I DOUBT IT )) [RUNS10]
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It never came down to that. In fact nothing was ever proven; both parties insisted they were telling the truth. Despite the scandal, Robb was re-elected to the Senate in 1994. That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm Keith Humphry.))




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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Coming up on News 7,
The verdict in the lawsuit against Roanoke politician Al Bedrosian leaves a viewer feeling a slap on the face.
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[VO-NAT]


And the rivalry between the teams wasn't the only showdown today at a Chicago University football game.
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[Colorado-fight]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=eea]
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Colorado football fans were in tears last night at Mile High Stadium.
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Because police had to fire pepper gas and mace into the stands after the fans pelted them with bottles and beer cans.
The officers were stationed on the field to keep the fans from tearing down the goal posts after the University of Colorado-Colorado State game.
Unruly fans threw the cannisters back onto the field, and the police got gassed as well.
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[WebWatch]


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A sex scandle involving the White House is brewing..
this one involved the internet, and applesauce...
And Virginia Tech fans nation-wide can catch the Hokies live and online this season.
Details in this week's WebWatch.
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It began when someone turned the domain Whitehouse-dot-com into a hard-core porn site, complete with intern-jokes...
But Virginia-based National Fruit Products Company was not amused, they make White House Apple juice and sauce... they filed a lawsuit saying the porn-site site tarnishes their trademark. The x-rated site is fighting back.

By the way, if you're wondering where Monica is these days... she's online, launching a new website called The Real Monica Incorperated.
She's selling handbags she designed when she was forced to learn how to knit to deal with the boredom of living in seclusion.

Hotmail is back and says everything is ok now... several days ago a gaping security hole allowed a hacker to set up a site offering password-free access to anyone's account... Microsoft says it's fixed now.

If you missed Saturday's tech game, catch the next one online... at Hokiesports.dot.com, pull up a live webcast of the contest.... two webcams watch both sides of the field, and while it's hard to make out a lot of details, live stats let you know exactly what's going on.

For links to these sites, click on WebWatch, on the WDBJ website, at WDBJ-seven-dot-com.))


[Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[WRITER=jmc]
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The viewer mail this week brought a few comments on the assault trial of House candidate Al Bedrosian.
Here's Feedback, with assignment editor Joe McKean.
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(( A juvenile and domestic relations judge in Salem dismissed the charges against Bedrosian, saying while he may have technically been guilty of assault, this was a case that should have been settled out of court.
A viewer in Rocky Mount [Carole Muncy] wrote:
I am amazed that the assault of a child carries less penalty than the assault of an adult person. Mr. Bedrosian had no right to spank that child. If the child was causing a problem, he could have picked up his infant and walked away, addressing his problem to security and letting him handle it.
The judge shows even poorer judgment than Mr. Bedrosian. I'm not surprised the mother left with no comment - I would have been speechless with disgust myself. Perhaps Mr. Bedrosian can provide the public with a list of people that, in his esteemed view, need disciplining, then the public can decide if they want to vote for him.
Here's how to get your comments about the news on the air.
The mailing address is PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
Our fax number is 540-343-7269.
The e-mail address is news@wdbj7.com.
And you may take part in a moderated on-line forum on our web site, wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Stopping to pay road tolls can sometimes be a hassle and time consuming.
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[VO-NAT]

But coming up we'll introduce you to one toll worker who can take the hassle out of paying the fare and may even brighten your day.
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[QVirginia-Profile]


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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=Virginia profiles]
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Motorists paid more than 52- million tolls on Richmond expressways in the city last year.
And it's NO secret: people hate tolls.
But the Richmond Metropolitan Authority has a secret weapon.
Ellen Qualls met her.
Inga Pershing is this week's Virginia Profile.
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((GOOD EVENING... THAT'S WHAT YOU ARE.)) [RUNS:06]
If he's super terrific, what's she?
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((FANTASTIC! AND YOU'RE SUPER TERRIFIC. Alright! You have a good one. SAME TO YOU. THANK YOU.)) [runs:07]
For 10 years, Inga Pershing has perfected human interaction with a very unwilling audience: people who have to pay a couple bucks just to get to and from work every day.
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If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, Pershing's a bowl full.
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((Hey! How you doing today? INGA PERSHING/RICHMOND TOLL COLLECTOR: FANTASTIC! You looking better and better every day! AND YOU'RE SUPER TERRIFIC. YOU CAN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THAT!)) [runs:09]
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((LINNIE CARTER/RICHMOND METROPOLITAN AUTHORITY: ONE OF OUR CUSTOMERS ONCE TOLD ME THAT HE'S SINGLE. AND SHE'S THE FIRST PERSON HE SEES IN THE MORNING.)) [runs:07]
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((INGA PERSHING/RICHMOND TOLL COLLECTOR: SOMEBODY WHILE YOU WERE HERE ASKED ME FOR A DATE. BUT YOU KNOW, PROPOSED MARRIAGE? AND I DISCOURAGE 'EM THEN. I TELL 'EM YOU DON'T WANT TO MARRY ME. I WOULD NEVER CONTRIBUTE TO THE HOUSEHOLD.
NOT A PENNY. BECAUSE I DON'T SUPPORT NOBODY'S WIFE, EVEN IF I'M THE WIFE. AND I'M ALLERGIC TO TWO WORDS: MARRIAGE AND MOVING-IN.)) [runs:25]
People actually buy the Smart Tag that automatically pays their toll, and still wait in line to say hi to Inga.
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((I can't believe it! How are you? INGA PERSHING/RICHMOND TOLL COLLECTOR: FANTASTIC AND YOU STILL TERRIFIC!)) [runs:04]
We watched Pershing collect tolls for about half an hour.
One driver still managed to spit out that that the tolls were a rip-off, even in the face of this.
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[sot 19:19:07]

((INGA PERSHING/RICHMOND TOLL COLLECTOR: 98-PERCENT I WOULD SAY POSITIVE. THEY LOVE IT. AND THEY'RE USED TO IT. AND I BETTER NOT SAY ANYTHING ELSE. BUT YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE YOUR NEGATIVE PERSONS. I DON'T LET THAT BOTHER ME.)) [runs:17]
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[sot 19:16:23]

((INGA PERSHING/RICHMOND TOLL COLLECTOR: I LOVE IT... AT AGE OF 102.)) [runs:06] [19:14:16 closing... (correcting customer) into sunset]
Ellen Qualls, News7, Richmond.))
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[SUPER=X5001;][S-Race]



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[WRITER=rst]
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Jeff burton received the Winston's "No Bull Five one million dollar bonus when he won the rain shortened Southern 500 at Darlington today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Darlington, SC/ESPN; :]


The first caution of the day came out on lap 51 Jerry Nadeau has a flat tire and hits the wall and then hits Mike Skinner.
Jeremy Mayfield would than pass Dave Marcis and move into the lead with 275 laps to go.
Then a couple of cautions slowed the race. Elliott Sadler gets into the back of Steve Grissom sending him into the wall and he would collect several cars in the crash. Dale Jarrett and Terry Labonte made it through the mess.
Jeff Burton, who had the fastest car on the track, would pass Jarrett and take his first lead of the day Burton led at the halfway mark.
The race was moving along until lap 245 that's when rain hit the track and NASCAR officials red flagged the race for about 20 minutes.
After a second delay the cars returned to the track for several laps under caution but NASCAR called it giving Burton a sweep at Darlington, he won the Transouth 500 in March which was also shortened by rain.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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Ward Burton was second followed by Mark Martin. Points Leader Dale Jarrett was 16-th.

[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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Arizona scored three unearned runs in the ninth to beat Atlanta 7 to 5.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/KTVK; :]


Andres Galarraga back in the Braves dugout today.
The Diamondbacks trailed by a run in the ninth. Then Tony Womack hits this single to left field scoring a runner and the game was tied at 5 to 5.
[SUPER=36-Arizona/7/Atlanta/5/;]


Then Luis Gonzalez comes up with this single to right field two runners round the bases to score and Arizona holds on to beat the Braves by a score of 7 to 5.
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[S-Orioles]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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Jim Thome homered and scored four runs to lead Cleveland to a 15 to 7 win over Baltimore.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/WUAB; :]


The game was delayed 90 minutes because of rain.
The Indians took the lead for good in the top of the third. Manny Ramirez belts this two run homer over the right field wall to make it 4 to 2 Cleveland.
[SUPER=35-Cleveland/15/Baltimore/7/;]


Still in the third, Thome gets all of this pitch sending it over the right field wall for a solo homer and the Indians rout the Orioles 15 to 7.
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[S-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/KWGN; :]


In New York, The Mets moved to within two and a half games of first place in the National League East.
Darrell Hamilton powered the Mets with a grand slam into the right field seats in a 6 to 2 win over the Rockies.
For all of the scores lets check the boards.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Tease]
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And coming up, Tech quarterback Michael Vick is questionable for next weeks game Venus Williams advances to the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Houston Comets win their third straight W-N-B-A championship.
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[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-48 (18:43)]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL]


Virgnia Tech quarterback Michael Vick's condition has been updated to a moderate sprain on his left ankle. He's questionable for next week.
Mike Stevens has more on Vick and the Hokies the day after destroying the Dukes.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :27]
[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/3 Touchdowns in Debut; :39]
[SUPER=@mike2; :39]
[SUPER=01-Corey Moore/Va. Tech Defensive End; 1:18]
[SUPER=01-Shayne Graham/Big-East's All-Time Scorer; 1:55]
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[OUT Q=...news 7 sports."]
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((Tech fans got an eyeful and then some at Michael Vick's coming out party. The redshirt freshman was as good as advertised, but he also turned out to be human. His banged up left leg has left him questionable for this coming Saturday's game with Alabama-Birmingham.
With or without Vick it should be an easy win - but it looks like he willplay if at all possible. ((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:)) ((MICHAEL VICK/3 TOUCHDOWNS IN DEBUT:))
One of the anchors of the defense, senior starter Nate Williams will not play this coming weekend against UAB. He sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee in the second half. ((COREY MOORE/VA. TECH DEFENSIVE END:))
Senior Kicker Shayne Graham injued the Bg East record book with his 9 point performacne against JMU. The former Friday Football Extra player of the week from Pulaski is now the conference's all-time leading scorer with 273 points. ((SHAYNE GRAHAM/273 CAREER POINTS:))
Overlooked in the all Vick excitement was the performance of the Tech tailbacks. They rushed for 274 yards with Shyrone Stith picking u 122 on 18 carries.
The battle with the Blazers kicks off Saturday at one.
In Blacksburg Mike Stevenes News 7 sports.))




[S-College]


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Virginia Tech and Virginia both made moves in the College Football Polls.
Lets check the A-P top 25.
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[SUPER=0106-1. Florida St.//2. Penn St.//3. Tennessee//4. Florida//5. Nebraska//;]
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[SUPER=0106-6. Texas A&M//7. Michigan//8. Miami, Fla.//9. Wisconsin//10. Georgia Tech//;]
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[SUPER=0106-11. Virginia Tech//12. Georgia//13. Ohio St.//14. Colorado//15. Arizona//;]
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[SUPER=0106-16. Notre Dame//17. UCLA//18. Arkansas//19. Kansas St.//20. Alabama//;]
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[SUPER=0106-21. USC//22. Purdue//23. Virginia//24. N.C. State//25. Arizona St.//;]
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[OUT Q=...last score."]
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[S-Comets]


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The Houston Comets won their third straight W-N-B-A championship today beating New York 59 to 47.
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The Liberty huddle around their head coach in the locker room.
And New York comes out smoking Sophia Witherspoon hits the jumper in the lane and the Liberty led 13 to 8.
But the Comets answer Cheryl Swoopes scores three of her 11 points in the game hitting this one from N-B-A range.
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Cynthia Cooper led the Comets with 24 points and Houston gets the three peat with the 59 to 47 win.
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