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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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[WRITER=jja]
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Coming up on News 7-
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It's a bizarre story - a baby killed in a microwave. Today the mother is charged. We'll have details.
The breakfasts are a big hit.. so why is one restaurant closing several stores in this region?
And the first pictures from the scene after a tour plane crashes in Hawaii.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.
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[Microwave-Baby]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-33 1:30:46]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


A 19-year old New Kent County woman is in a secure mental facility tonight -- charged with the first degree murder of her baby by cooking him to death in a microwave oven.
Ellen Qualls has the latest details.
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[SUPER=03-Lanexa; :06]
[SUPER=01-Linwood Gregory/New Kent Co./Prosecutor; :24]
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[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]

(( Elizabeth Renee Otte voluntarily checked into an unnamed mental health facility over the weekend -- after allegedly telling family members she had a severe epileptic seizure that confused her so much she thought she was warming the milk -- NOT burning her baby to death in a microwave last Thursday.
New Kent's prosecutor has charged her with first degree murder.
She has given NO official explanation to police.
[sot 14:39:58 ]

((LINWOOD GREGORY/PROSECUTOR: SHE GAVE A STATEMENT...REPORTED TO ME.))
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The national Epilepsy Foundation has released a statement saying impaired consciousness and confusion can result after seizures. But "the connection of these known consequences and this extraordinarily unusual and tragic event" would just be speculation at this time.
Otte's currently scheduled for her murder arraignment on Wednesday.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [09/27/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][School-Violence]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-45 15:20]
[GRAPHIC=Safe at School]


It's a top priority at schools across the country this year: preventing violence.
That was the focus of a discussion tonight that brought parents and police together.
[Double Boxes=ANCHOR/Newsroom]


Kate Weidaw attended the meeting at Cave Spring High School. She joins us from the newsroom with more.
[Live= Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Kate1]


Officials say making parents more aware of potential signs for at-risk children can lead to fewer incidents of violence in school.
(rollcue...in school )
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's every parent]
[SUPER=03-Littleton, CO/April 20, 1999]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]
[SUPER=01-Trooper Tom Foster/State Police]
[SUPER=01-Mary Grace Cential/Parent]
[SUPER=01-Maria Marks/Parent]
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((It's every parent, student, and teacher's worst nightmare: a school shooting like the one at Columbine High School in Colorado. It left people across the country trying to figure out why young people commit acts of violence in school.

Virginia State Trooper Tom Foster tried to shed some light on that matter to parents at Cave Spring High School.

[SOT 1:32:59]
[INQ=]

((TROOPER TOM FOSTER/VA STATE TROOPER: THE PARENTS HERE CAN MAKE SURE THEIR KIDS ARE AWARE OF WHAT MEANS AND METHODS THEY HAVE AT THEIR DISPOSAL TO REPORT THIS TYPE OF THING.))
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During the presentation, a video showed a police officer concealing over 97 pounds of weapons in his clothes and on his body. Some parents were shocked.

[SOT 1:52:22]
[INQ=]

((MARY GRACE CENTIAL/PARENT: I WAS TOTALLY AMAZED AT HOW MUCH HE COULD CONCEAL AND KEPT THINKING MY SON WEARS LOOSE CLOTHING HOW MUCH COULD HE REALLY CARRY IN THERE.))
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Trooper Foster says there are specific warning signs in young people who commit acts of violence, like prior violence, substance abuse, and being picked on by peers--these were all present in the young boys who committed school shootings last year. Parents say the key to finding warning signs is paying attention to your children.

[SOT 1:48:11]
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((MARIA MARKS/PARENT: I'M ONE OF THOSE PARENTS WHO GOES THROUGH THE ROOMS AND MAKES SURE THE KID HAS EVERYTHING IN ORDER AND THEY'RE DOING WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSE TO BE DOING.))
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But if you're a parent who doesn't feel comfortable going through your children's things, keep in mind that good communication can make a difference.
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[TAKE CRIMELINE FULL SCREEN] And if you or your children know of anyone thinking of committing violence you can call the Roanoke Valley Crime Line at 344-8500.
[Double Boxes=ANCHOR/Newsroom]

The call is anonymous.


[Henry-Sewage]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-31 1:28:27]
[GRAPHIC=Henry Co. Sewage]


After years of complaints, help may be on the way for customers of a private sewage treatment plant in Henry County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Residents in the Stones Dairy section of the county have complained of sewage backing up in their homes, and flowing into Blackberry Creek.
William Kingsley has a septic system, but says the problems have affected his property as well.
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[SOT 03:38]
[IN Q=You can't have a cookout]

((WILLIAM KINGSLEY/HENRY CO. RESIDENT: YOU CAN'T HAVE A COOKOUT BECAUSE OF THE SMELL. IT JUST RUNS RIGHT DOWN THE DITCH. AND I'M AFRAID THE KIDS ARE GOING TO GET IN IT AND PLAY IN IT AND GET SICK.))
[SUPER=01-William Kingsley/Henry Co. Resident;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=and get sick.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality is now investigating the Fairway Acres Treatment Plant.
And county officials say they may declare an emergency, that would allow the public service authority to operate the facility.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


The owner of the sewage treatment plant, Richard Anthony, says he believes residents have overstated the problems.
When the plant was built almost thirty years ago, Anthony says he thought he was doing what was best for the community, but now he says he is unable to operate the plant, and can not afford a costly upgrade.

[Quayle]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-A]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Dan Quayle is giving up his bid for the White House.
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[SOT]
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((DAN QUAYLE/FORMER VICE PRESIDENT: I WAS FACING A CAMPAIGN WHERE THE FRONTRUNNER WOULD HAVE UP TO 100 MILLION DOLLARS TO SPEND.))
[SUPER=01-Dan Quayle/Former Vice President ]
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[OUT Q=to spend.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ]


The former Vice President says fundraising and low polling numbers were problems from the beginning.
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[SOT 14:50:14]
[IN Q=There is]

((THERE IS A TIME TO KNOW WHEN TO LEAVE THE STAGE AND THEREFORE TODAY I AM ANNOUNCING I WILL NOT SEEK THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION FOR THE PRESIDENCY OF THE UNITED STATES))
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[McCain]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[VO-NAT]
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And while one candidate steps down - another jumps into the race.
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((SEN. JOHN MCCAIN/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: IT IS BECAUSE I OWE AMERICA MORE THAN SHE EVER OWED ME THAT I AM A CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John McCain/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=the United States. cheers.]
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[VO-NAT]


McCain served as a Navy pilot during the Vietnam war. He was shot down and held as a prisoner for five and half years.
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((MCCAIN: I AM THE ... BUT IT WASN'T UNTIL I LEFT AMERICAN SOIL THAT I FELL IN LOVE WITH AMERICA.))
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[OUT Q=love with America.]
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[vo-nat]
The Conservative Republican backs school vouchers and tax cuts.
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[Tripp]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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She's known for taping Monica Lewinksy. Now Linda Tripp is suing the White House and her employer - the Defense Department.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Tripp claims confidential records were used to damage her reputation after she disclosed a sexual relationship between Lewinsky and the President.
The suit claims Tripp's privacy was violated when unidentified people in the executive office released contents of personnel files and other government records.
Tripp is seeking an unspecified amount of money for harm to reputation, and emotional distress and humiliation.
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[Shoney's]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-38 21:19]
[GRAPHIC=Shoney's-Cutting Back]


The breakfasts were a hit.
Lunch and dinner were NOT.
That's why some Shoney's branches are hitting the road.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The company announced today it's closing three restaurants in our area:
Two in Roanoke -- on Hershberger and Electric Roads -- and one in Lynchburg.
A corporate spokeswoman said the Shoney's branches weren't drawing big crowds in the afternoons or evenings.
Nationwide, Shoney's is closing 72 stores in 14 states.
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[Botetourt-Land]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-36 40:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Twelve acres in Botetourt County will remain a forest forever.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Bill Tanger has created a conservation area out of his backyard. Now it is illegal to develop or rezone the land no matter who owns it in the future. Since the land borders Carvins Cove, environmentalists say this will protect the water quality.
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[SOT 11:58:05]
[IN Q=Mr Tanger]

((MR. TANGER IS WORKING WITH HIS NEIGHBOR AND HOLLINS COLLEGE TRYING TO ESTABLISH A TRAIL THAT WOULD BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND ALLOW ACCESS ALL THE WAY FROM HOLLINS COLLEGE TO CARVINS COVE.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Van Ness/Western Virginia Land Trust;]
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[OUT Q=carvins cove]
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[VO-NAT]

Tanger received tax credits for his contribution.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Coming up... the lowdown on those cheap long-distance rates that reel in telephone customers.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus, scenic Hawaii turned deadly when a tour plane crashed into a lava field.
The story, straight ahead.
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[sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hello everybody]

((HELLO EVERYBODY, THIS IS DENISE ALLEN IN THE NEWS 7 SPORTS DEPARTMENT TONIGHT IS LADY'S NIGHT ON THE HARDWOOD. WE'LL HAVE HIGHLIGHTS. UVA AND TECH PREPARE FOR THE 81ST GAME OF SERIES. AND THE SADDLEBREDS ARE RIDING INTO LEXINGTON FOR A VERY BIG SHOW. THOSE STORIES AND OTHERS LATER IN SPORTS.))
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[OUT Q=later in sports]



[Volcano-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation]


Investigators are looking into why a tour plane crashed
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[VO-NAT]

[20:04:19]
[SUPER=03-Volcanoes Nat'l Park, HI]

in a lava field over the weekend.
All ten people aboard were killed when the aircraft went down in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
National Transportation Safety Board officials inspected the crash site today, which is at a 98-hundred-foot elevation.
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[Wedding-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A New Jersey man is charged with murdering his ex-girlfriend on her wedding day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hackensack, NJ;]


Authorities say Augustine Garcia shot Gladys (RIKE-ert) Ricart Sunday after walking into her home as she posed for wedding photos.
The bride's brother wrestled Garcia to the ground and held him down until police arrived.
Defense Attorneys say Garcia may have shot in self defense.
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[SOT 20:06:19]
[IN Q=He has]

((FERNANDO OLIVER/GARCIA'S ATTORNEY: HE HAS SEVEN TO NINE YEAR RELATIONSHIP. THEY HAD BEEN TOGETHER THE PRIOR WEEKEND, THAT'S MY UNDERSTANDING HE VISITED HER HOME FREQUENTLY. WE DON'T KNOW IF HE WAS INVITED OR NOT. I CAN'T COMMENT ON THAT AT THIS POINT.))
[SUPER=01-Fernando Oliver/Garcia's Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=AT THIS POINT.]
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[VO-NAT]


Garcia and Rickart reportedly broke up nine months ago.
She was to marry a man she met four months ago.
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[Long-Distance]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-27 1:24:31]
[GRAPHIC=Long Distance Rates Down]


As phone companies duke it out for your business, long distance calling is becoming cheaper than ever.
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[VO-NAT]


MCI and Sprint offer 5 cents a minute during certain times of day.
One AT&T plan features a 7-cents-per-minute rate all the time...
So what's in it for the companies, besides your business as a phone customer?
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[SOT 16:20:45]
[IN Q=if they can go]

(( RANDY BILLINGSLY/VA. TECH ECONOMIST; IF THEY CAN GO AHEAD AND DRAW PEOPLE IN WITH, MAYBE, NEXT TO NOTHING PRICES ON LONG DISTANCE, THEN THEY CAN GET THEM INTO THINGS THAT HAVE HIGHER MARGINS, LIKE WIRELESS, INTERNET SERVICE PROVISION ))
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[VO-NAT]


It's called bundling... some companies get you in the door with cheap long distance, and make money by selling you paging service, or internet access.
Some long distance services, especially the ten-ten varieties, add fees and charges to the cheap rates.
To protect yourself, make sure to read the fine print, or check the web.
10-10phone-rates-dot-com keeps track of the latest changes in 10-10 plans, and lists the hidden charges.
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[Arsenal]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-34 56:03]
[GRAPHIC=Radford Arsenal]


The new commander of the Radford Arsenal officially assumed his post today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./Last Monday;]


A change of command ceremony was held at the Arsenal this afternoon for Lieutenant Colonel Rodney (All-ston) Alston.
Alston took over for Lieutenant Colonel Armando Lopez, Junior who left to work in the Pentagon, in the office of the secretary of defense.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


If you've got questions about Social Security and how it affects your wallet - chances are you don't need to look further than your mailbox for answers.
We'll explain.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus actor Charlie Sheen heads back to court. He wants an early release from probation.
Details when we return.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=135-6 8 4/1 6 3 2/2 22 24 28 31]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
6-8-4

(six, eight, four)


Pick 4:
1-6-3-2

(one, six, three, two)


Cash 5:
2-22-24-28-31

(two, twenty-two, twenty-four, twenty-eight, thirty-one)



[Social-Security]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-29 1:13:44]
[GRAPHIC=Social Security]


If you're 25 and you're working, you'll want to keep an eye on your mailbox.
Starting next month, the Social Security Administration is mass-mailing information about your retirement benefits.
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[VO-NAT]

[pre pro file]
The statements tell you how much you've put into the system -- and how much you can expect to get back.
The Social Security Commissioner says it should help all workers plan their retirements.
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[SOT 6:05]
[IN Q=to live a really]

((KENNETH APFEL/SOCIAL SECURITY COMMISSIONER: TO LIVE A REALLY ADEQUATE LIFE IN RETIREMENT, THERE'S A REAL STRONG NEED FOR MORE SAVINGS IN RETIREMENT. NOT ONLY SOCIAL SECURITY, BUT OTHER SOURCES OF INCOME. IT'LL BE STRONG IN THE FUTURE. BUT PEOPLE CLEARLY NEED TO SAVE MORE TO LIVE AN ADEQUATE LIFE IN RETIREMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Kenneth Apfel/Social Security Commissioner]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Commissioner Apfel (APP-fell) talked to News-7's Scott Goldberg about those statements going out in the mail ... and about the state of Social Security in general.
You can see the entire interview tomorrow on News-7 at Noon.

[Sheen]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Charlie Sheen was back in court again today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Malibu, CA]


The 34-year-old actor was requesting early release from probation.
The judge denied the request though and instead extended it through June of next year.
Sheen was convicted in 1997 of battery on a girlfriend-
The judge did praise Sheen's progress in turning his life around.
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[SOT 15:18:53]
[IN Q=I've done]

((CHARLIE SHEEN/ACTOR: I'VE DONE A LOT OF WORK. I'VE MADE A LOT OF CHANGES AND I'LL CONTINUE TO FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT. THAT'S ALL I CAN DO. IT'S BETWEEN ME AND GOD YA KNOW.))
[SUPER=01-Charlie Sheen/Actor;]
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[OUT Q=and God, Ya know.]
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[VO-NAT]


The judge said Sheen could make another request for early probation release next March.
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[Monarch]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-35 1:08:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A research project involving Radford High School is helping put the city and its students on the map.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


For several years now, Frank Taylor and students in his biology classes have been rearing and tagging butterflies.


Their work is part of a nationwide research project designed to help scientists learn more about monarch migration.

A few weeks ago-- Taylor found out that one of the butterflies tagged by his students last September was discovered in Mexico.
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[SOT 11:14:51]
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[SUPER=01-Perry Carter/Biology Student; :00]
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[OUT Q=quite exciting.]
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[VO-NAT]


Another butterfly was also discovered.
This one was found by a couple in North Carolina.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=extra point]
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In sports, high school hoops, the Cavs and Hokies prepare for battle and the best bloodlines in Saddlebreds gallop into Lexington, but before we go to those stories, a few tidbits from baseball in our extra point. Ty Cobb's dentures sold for seven-thousand-475 dollars. Karen Shemonsky bought them at a Sotheby's auction.
The Harper auction of sports memorabilia is at the halfway point with sales of more than 12 million dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Detroit, MI/MLB-WKDB;]


And it was a grand finish for Tiger Stadium.
The 87-year-old ballpark closes after six-thousand-873 regular season games, 35 post season games and three All Star games played at the stadium
Detroit won the game eight to two, Robert Fick hit an eighth inning grand slam.
Here are the rest of the scores.
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[S-Northside]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-53 tc 9:44]
[GRAPHIC=girls basketball]


We start off on the hardwood and a Blue Ridge District match up between Blacksburg and Northside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Blacksburg vs Northside;]


The Indians came into last night's contest ranked sixth in the state and ready to do battle with the Lady Vikings of Northside.
Blacksburg took the early lead but Lauren Ellis dishes off to Carrie Porter for the points inside.
But the Indians were tough, Mandy Flaugher drives the baseline and finds Jane Claire Bailey in the paint for the score.
[super=33-Blacksburg/40/Northside/26;]


Lady Vikings' Donna Robertson makes the steal near the end of the first half, drives the length of the court for the lay up, but her efforts weren't enough as the Indians go on to beat Northside 40-to-26.
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[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-46 tc 31:23]
[GRAPHIC=TECH/UVA]


24th ranked UVA is coming off a big win against Brigham Young but the obstacles get bigger has the Cavs prepare to face Virginia Tech.
Steve Mason has more on the Wahoos.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Provo, UT/espn2-Last Saturday;:00]
[SUPER=01-Dan Ellis/UVa Quarterback; :15]
[SUPER=01-Noel LaMontagne/UVa Tri-Captain; :45 ]
[SUPER=01-Thomas Jones/Averaging 155 Yards A Game; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; 1:21 QUICK]
[SUPER=@steve1; 1:37 ]
[SUPER=01-Casey Crawford/Scheduled To Play on Saturday; 1:50 ]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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((BYE BYE))


[S-JMU]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-47 tc 33:35]
[GRAPHIC=JMU]


Another Hokie foe has been on a winning streak since losing to Tech in the season opener.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/September 4; :00]


The Dukes have won three straight games including Saturday's victory over then- 7th ranked Delaware.
As a result the Dukes are now ranked 24th in the nation in the new Division One Double-A poll.
The Dukes are 3-and-0 in the Middle Atlantic division of the A-10.
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[S-NFL]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


Miami Dolphins defensive end Dimitrius Underwood is hospitalized in fair condition tonight in Michigan.
Police say he apparently slashed his own neck with a knife yesterday.
He'd been arrested for not paying child support Saturday night and was free on bond when injured.



[sports tease]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
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Coming up, Mac slugs his way into the stands again and
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[VO-NAT]

four legged world champions gallop into southwest Virginia to put on one of the biggest shows in the country.
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[S-Horse]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-49 tc]
[GRAPHIC=sports generic]


World Champions are making their way to the Lexington Horse Center.
They are among the more than 500 horses entered in the American Saddlebred Horse Association of Virginia Horse Show.
25 states are represented in the show that starts Wednesday and runs through Saturday night.
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The horses started arriving yesterday.
And the owners and stable hands were setting up the home away from home.
The competition begins Wednesday night in the saddlebred specialties of three gaited, five gaited, fine harness and pleasure.
The grand finale is Saturday night.
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Proceeds from the four day event go to therapeutic riding programs all over the state.
The show has raised more than 78-thousand dollars for the charity in the past 12 years.




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The home run race is locked up.
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Mark McGwire tied Sammy Sosa with his 61st homer of the season yesterday against the Reds to put the Cardinals in front by five runs.
But the Reds came back to win the game 9-to-7 and they now have a one
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and a half game lead for the wild card spot in the national league over the Mets.
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((BYE BYE))




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Summer may be over - but there are still plenty of people playing
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in the sand at Virginia Beach... if you can call this playing.
Actually artists were at work today - creating some extraordinary sculptures on the shore.
It's all part of the North American Sand Sculpture contest that's held every year.
The entries keep getting more intricate... But it's all for naught, come high tide...
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