[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

A murder suspect in Henry county was right there all the time- -a cousin of the victim, but now he's missing.

That's our top story on NEWS 7 tonight.
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[VO-NAT]


And Bobby Allison passes up a chance to watch the race in Charlotte to campaign for Whitey Taylor.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight on News 7 sports, the Virginia Cavaliers are reeling after the debacle against Duke. Can they rebound in time for their date with State?
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[VO-NAT]

And Jeff Gordon and the Dupont team makes it two in row with a win this afternoon in Charlotte.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Andrew]
[SS=None]


After a dreary weekend, we should see the sun all day tomorrow-- along with plenty of wind. The forecast, plus WeatherSchool-- coming up.[open]
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[SUPER=@Keith1;]
[SUPER=@Mike1;]
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[Henry-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-33 1:50:51]
[GRAPHIC=Soto on the run]


Sheriff's deputies have a suspect in the murder of a Henry County man last week.
They say (Ah-BOON-dee-oh) Abundio Mora Soto killed his cousin.
But now, he's sparked a national manhunt.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Marya/Microwave]


Marya Jones is in the Danville newsroom with details on a crime that surprised both authorities and family members.
[Live=Marya Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=05-Danville;]


Keith, family members of Jose Santos Mora Soto say they've suffered two big shocks in one week.
First, they found his body, after he'd been strangled behind their house.
Now, they're trying to absorb the news that one of their own may be responsible... and he's nowhere to be found.
(rollcue... and he's nowhere to be found. )
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Last week, ]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00]



[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff; :52]
[RUNS=:59]
[OUT Q=don't know where he is.]


(( Last week, 23-year-old Abundio Mora Soto remembered his cousin Jose as a best friend ... more like a brother, he said, than a cousin.
This week, he's on the run from authorities ... charged with the murder and sodomy of a man he grew up with.
[NATSOT 53:58 - :59]
((NATSOT: NUNCA PELEABAN ELLOS...))

[RUNS:01]
Abundio and Jose Mora Soto's cousin, Jose Juan Soto, lived with them.
He says the two men had a good relationship ... and that he can't believe it was murder.
Jose Santos Mora Soto's body was found by family members last week in a creek behind their house.
Autopsy results confirmed he'd been strangled and sodomized.
[SOT 54:21 - :23]
((SOTO: TRATADO DE QUITARSE LA VIDA.))

[RUNS:02]
Soto says that before Abundio disappeared on Saturday morning, he told the family that he'd helped Jose commit suicide.
[SOT 1:02:39 - :40]

((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: VERY STRANGE.)) [RUNS:01]
That raises some skepticism from Henry County Sheriff Frank Cassell.
Cassell says Abundio Mora Soto was a strong suspect that turned into the MAIN suspect after he fled the county.
[SOT 1:00:41 - :49]

((CASSELL: WE FEEL THAT HE'S PROBABLY HEADING BACK TO MEXICO. BUT WE REALLY DON'T KNOW THAT. WE REALLY DON'T KNOW WHERE HE IS.)) [RUNS:08]))
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[Talent=Marya]
[VO-NAT]


And that's why Henry County authorities are enlisting the help of the F-B-I and the Office of Immigration in a nationwide search for Soto.
They say he drove off in a blue 1988 four-door Mercury with a dark vinyl top. It had a North Carolina license plate: LXB-5922.
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[Double Boxes=Keith & Marya/Microwave]


He's also charged with stealing that car from a family member. If you see it, please contact authorities.

Keith?[Fugitive-Suspect]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-29 1:32:46]
[GRAPHIC=Boyd-Most Wanted]


A "most wanted" murder suspect from Washington, D-C is spending the night in a Roanoke hospital.
Terry Leon Boyd is what Carilion calls a "no news" patient, so we don't know his condition.
But police reported he underwent several hours of surgery,
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday]

after shooting himself in the head as police closed in on him at an Interstate exit ramp in Roanoke County.
It all happened the day after Boyd had been featured on the Fox broadcast "America's Most Wanted."
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/October 1]


Boyd is a suspect in the death of his grandmother, Dorothy Redd. He's been charged in the death of her live-in caretaker, as well.
The bodies of the two women were found in their Hamilton Street home in Northwest Washington.
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[SOT feed tape @ 13:22:40]
[IN Q=Some jewelry]

((SOME JEWELRY, SOME RINGS, ALSO SOME CASH BELONGING TO MS. REDD ARE MISSING FROM THE HOME.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Joe Gentile/D.C. Police Dept.]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=from the home.]
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[* * * Keith on ENG * * *]
Twenty-two year old Terry Boyd had just recently returned home from military service.
As he got off the Interstate on Route 419, the car he was driving blew a tire.
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[SOT 18:17:18]
[IN Q=The frightening]

((THE FRIGHTENING THING HERE IS THERE WERE PEOPLE WHO HAD STOPPED TO ASSIST THIS PERSON WHO WAS CHANGING A TIRE. IN OUR EYES WE HAD A HOMICIDE SUSPECT.))
[SUPER=01-Cpt. Charles Compton/Va. State Police ]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=homicide suspect.]
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[V/O-NAT]
The car had been stolen in Montgomery County, MARYLAND, a couple of days before the bodies were found in the District.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Authorities believe Boyd had spent most of his time since then in Lunenburg County. They think he met a man at a

party in Roanoke and was coming back to look him up.[Long-Airdox]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-28 1:55:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The coal industry is having a negative impact on one local company.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski/July 1997]


Long Airdox on Friday laid off 41 full time workers at its Pulaski County manufacturing plant.
The company makes underground mining equipment.
A company spokesman said less coal is being mined-- so business is down.
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[Sat-TV]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-34 1:11:34]
[GRAPHIC=Satellite TV]


Two of western Virginia's congressmen are working together on legislation to help satellite dish owners receive local television signals, and help local TV stations reach all of the viewers in their markets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The major satellite television providers ARE expanding the number of local stations they carry, but their plans include only the top 67 markets.
The Roanoke- Lynchburg market is currently ranked 68th.
Rick Boucher and Bob Goodlatte are proposing loan guarantees and a non profit organization to launch new satellites for rural areas.
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[SOT 02:04:06]
[IN Q=We are very confident]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE: WE ARE VERY CONFIDENT THE TECHNOLOGY IS THERE. WE'VE GOT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE TECHNOLOGY GETS PUT TOGETHER WITH THE APPROPRIATE FINANCING TO GET THESE SATELLITES UP AND GET ALL OF THESE STATIONS ONTO THE SATELLITE SO THEY CAN BE BEAMED BACK DOWN INTO THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES.))
[SUPER=@Goodlatte]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=into their own communities.]
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[VO-NAT]


Both Boucher and Goodlatte serve on the conference committee now considering the Satellite Home Viewer Act, and they're optimistic the proposal will be included in the final bill.
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[Taylor]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-31 1:49:52]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


A NASCAR champion flew in from Charlotte today to rev up publicity for Whitey Taylor.
Bobby Allison hopes Taylor will beat Republican Delegate Allen Dudley.
Tina Tenret reports this was no typical campaign appearance. The two created quite a spectacle.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Vote for Whitey Taylor]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Whitey Taylor/(I) Candidate for Delegate; :13]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Allison/Former NASCAR Driver; :45]
[SUPER=01-Andy Lloyd/Voter; 1:16]
[SUPER=@Tina2; 1:33]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County]

((
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[SOT 13:35:06]
[IN Q=Vote for Whitey Taylor]
((NAT SOT: VOTE FOR WHITEY TAYLOR! REPUBLICANS, DEMOCRATS, AND THE INDEPENDENT BODY!))

[RUNS05]
[OUT Q=AND THE INDEPENDENT BODY]

So, do you think Whitey Taylor would make himself heard in the General Assembly?
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[SOT 13:52:56]
[IN Q=Most everybody]

((TAYLOR: MOST EVERYBODY WAVES. THEY'RE GLAD I'M RUNNING, THEY'RE ENJOYING IT AND THEY'RE VOTING FOR ME YOU KNOW.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=you know]

The Franklin County speedway owner pulls up with a NASCAR Winston Cup champion. Bobby Allison doesn't even live in this state, but as Whitey says, he gets attention.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:43:23]
[IN Q=THIS IS BOBBY ALLISON]
((NAT SOT: THIS IS BOBBY ALLISON... LET ME SHAKE YOUR HAND AGAIN.))

[RUNS09]
[OUT Q=YOUR HAND AGAIN]

Bobby Allison missed watching the race in Charlotte to be here.
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[SOT 13:06:45]
[IN Q=WHITEY WAS ALWAYS]

((BOBBY ALLISON/FORMER NASCAR DRIVER: WHITEY WAS ALWAYS A DOER. HE WAS ALWAYS INVOLVED IN THINGS AND ALWAYS WANTED TO MAKE THINGS BETTER FOR HIM AND THE PEOPLE AROUND HIM.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=AROUND HIM]

But he angered Wal-mart managers by campaigning without their permission on their property. The man has no political experience. He went broke two years ago and almost lost the speedway. His wife is paying for this campaign.

(///// SOT /////)[SOT 12:58:17]
[IN Q=Better paying]

((WHITEY TAYLOR/(I) CANDIDATE FOR DELEGATE: BETTER PAYING JOBS HAS REALLY BEEN ONE OF THE THING I REALLY WANT TO SEE. FIVE DOLLARS AND SIX DOLLARS AN HOUR DON'T CUT IT.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=don't cut it]
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[SOT 13:45:19]
[IN Q=I feel like]

((ANDY LLOYD/VOTER: I FEEL LIKE HE'S A HOMETOWN GUY ... DO ALL RIGHT FOR US.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=ALL RIGHT FOR US]

Then, the king of self-promotion rolls out just as quietly as he came in.
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[SOT 13:26:34]
[IN Q=OKAY VOTE]
((NAT SOT: OKAY VOTE FOR WHITEY TAYLOR. EVERYBODY VOTE FOR WHITEY TAYLOR!))

[RUNS04]
[OUT Q=vote for Whitey Taylor]

Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County))



















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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Bald eagles are thriving in Virginia, but that has some people worrying. Still ahead, could it be too much of a good thing.
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[SOT 00:07:20]
[IN Q=They should worry]

((THEY SHOULD WORRY MORE ABOUT PEOPLE DRINKING AND DRIVING THAN SCOOTERS.. IT'S LIKE THEY'VE GOT NOTHING ELSE BETTER TO DO.))
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[OUT Q=better to do.]
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[VO-NAT]


The debate over those little purple scooters is revving up in Lynchburg.. police say it's time to crack down on the popular vehicles before it's too late.
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[L'burg-Scooters]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-27 1:40:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


They require no license, registration or even insurance.. as a result motor scooters are a more common sight these days in Lynchburg.
Steve Smallshaw tells us why these purple vehicles have the police seeing red.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Greg Burke is]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Greg Burke/Scooter Owner; :12]
[SUPER=01-Officer Doug Childress/Lynchburg Police Dept.; :54]
[SUPER=01-Pete Warren/Lynchburg Mayor; 1:10]
[SUPER=@ssm1; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]


(( Greg Burke is 17 and he's got places to go.. but without a driver's license Greg was reduced to riding the bus or walking.
Then he bought a scooter.
[SOT 00:04:52]

((GREG BURKE/SCOOTER OWNER: I CAN'T GET MY LICENSE UNTIL I'M 18 FOR CERTAIN REASONS, AND IT'S JUST SORT OF HANDY BECAUSE I GOT WORK, SCHOOL, AND IT'S JUST A WAY TO GET AROUND AND DO THINGS.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=and do things.]


The popularity of these low- power scooters is soaring because they offer young people two very important things: freedom and mobility.
But for many, safety becomes an afterthought.
[SOT 00:07:07]

((GREG BURKE/SCOOTER OWNER: I'LL RUN A STOP SIGN EVERY NOW AND THEN IF IT'S LIKE TWO IN THE MORNING AND THERE'S NO CARS COMING OR SOMETHING BUT USUALLY I'M PRETTY SAFE ON IT.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=safe on it.]


But before we talked with him, we watched as Greg rolled right through this stop sign into oncoming traffic.
Failure to obey traffic laws has resulted in a number of scooter- related accidents and police say it's time to crack down.
[SOT 00:07:22]

((OFFICER DOUG CHILDRESS/LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPT.: SO THEY'RE OPERATING THESE THINGS LIKE SKATEBOARDS OR BICYCLES AND IT'S CAUSING QUITE A BIT OF A TRAFFIC HAZARD FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=the general public.]


So police want city council to amend Lynchburg's bicycle laws to include scooters and mopeds.. and require riders to wear helmets and register their vehicles.
[SOT 00:04:46]

((PETE WARREN/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: SLOW DOWN, AND THEY'LL HAVE TO OBSERVE MORE REGULATIONS THAT THEY HAVE IN THE PAST.))
[RUNS= 06]
[OUT Q=in the past.]

[Standup (1st take)] ((If city council votes to change the ordinance, police say there probably would be a grace period before they start writing tickets for motor scooter violations. They want to give scooter owners a chance to learn exactly what's going to be expected of them on the road. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]))




[Road-Scholarship]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-32 22:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two Roanoke road construction company executives are creating a living memorial for highway workers killed on the job.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Stan and Jack Lanford are brothers... C-E-O's of Lanford and Adams Construction Companies.
At today's meeting of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, they pledged 100- thousand dollars to create a scholarship fund for children of highway workers killed in construction zones.
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[SOT 09:58:20]
[IN Q=we've been in this ]

((JACK LANFORD/ADAMS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY; WE'VE BEEN IN THIS BUSINESS 45 YEARS AND HAD FOUR PEOPLE KILLED AND WE KNOW THE TRAGEDY, HAVING TO GO THROUGH IT, AND WE WANTED TO TRY TO HELP THE PEOPLE, THEIR CHILDREN TO HAVE A BETTER LIFE. ))
[SUPER=01-Jack Lanford/Adams Construction Company]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=have a better life]
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[VO-NAT]


The Builders Association is also trying to reduce highway fatalities.
It has created a data base of work zone safety information, available to all contractors free of charge.
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[Stocks]


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


Blue chips remain sluggish; Tech stock continue to hum. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
[RUNS=:25]
[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-y/1.58/10648.18/x/29.42/2915.99;]


The Dow was off a point and a half, but Nasdaq set a new record - at 29-16 with a 29-point gain.
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[Bald-Eagles]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-35 1:22:43]
[GRAPHIC=Va Bald Eagles]


They may become victims of their own success.
Bald eagles are thriving.
They live in greater concentrations in Virginia than anywhere else on the east coast.
But some Virginia biologists see trouble on the horizon.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q= nat sot]
[SUPER=04-U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Mitchell Byrd/William & Mary Biologist; :18 ]
[SUPER=03-Prince George Co.; :30 ]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Watts/William & Mary Biologist; :40 ]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:00]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News7, Prince George Co.]



(([NAT SOT 13:03:32 eagle landing]
[RUNS=:03]


Imagine the moment.
July 4th of the year 2000.
The U-S Fish and Wildlife Service is recommending the national symbol be ceremoniously removed from the Endangered and Threatened Species List, an environmental success story of mythic proportions.
[sot tape one 12:25:21 ]

((MITCHELL BYRD/WILLIAM & MARY BIOLOGIST: BUT CERTAINLY IT'S A DRAMATIC SPECIES. AND A LOT OF ATTENTION HAS BEEN PAID TO IT. AND IN THE BEGINNING THIS WAS GOOD. BECAUSE THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT HAS NEVER BEEN A HEAVILY FUNDED ACT.))
[runs=:12 ]


Mitchell Byrd led the team that, in the late 70s, wrote the Chesapeake Bay eagle recovery plan.
It worked.
[sot tape one 12:10:02 ]

((BRYAN WATTS/WILLIAM & MARY BIOLOGIST: THERE ARE PROBABLY THREE THOUSAND OR MORE BIRDS USING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY DURING MID-SUMMER. AND THAT INCLUDES OUR BREEDING BIRDS AS WELL AS FLORIDA BIRDS THAT COME UP.))
[runs=:09]


That's up from 33 nesting pairs in the 70s, after pesticides like DDT took their biological toll.
But there's a new danger.
[sot tape one 12:15:11 ]

((BRYAN WATTS/WILLIAM & MARY BIOLOGIST: IT'S NO LONGER CONTAMINANTS, IT'S NO LONGER PERSECUTION OF BALD EAGLES. IT'S HABITAT.))
[runs=:07]


That means pristine, undeveloped shorelines.
Eagles and people don't play well together.
[sot tape one 12:23:53]

((MITCHELL BYRD/WILLIAM & MARY BIOLOGIST: YOU DON'T SEE MUCH HABITAT LIKE THIS LEFT IN THE CHESAPEAKE BAY REGION.))
[runs=:04]
[nat sot engine?]
[runs=:02]


So the Virginia biologists are leading the fight to keep the big bird on the list.
The list preserves the habitat.
[sot tape one 12:22:04 ]

((MITCHELL BYRD/WILLIAM & MARY BIOLOGIST: AND I THINK A NUMBER OF SPECIES ARE BEING DE-LISTED JOINTLY AT THE PRESENT TIME ESSENTIALLY TO CALL ATTENTION TO THE ACT AND TO SAY THAT YES INDEED, THIS HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL ACT. UNFORTUNATELY THE PEOPLE THAT ONE IS TRYING TO IMPRESS WITH THAT LOGIC, OR ILLOGIC, ARE NOT GOING TO BE IMPRESSED BY IT.))
[runs=:21]


In Virginia, 80-percent of the nests are on private property-- where for those keeping a sharp eye on the situation, the list may be their best protection.
Ellen Qualls, News7.))

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Coming your way tonight on News 7 sports, Gordon gets his 49th career win, we'll say so long to one of the valley's broadcasting pioneers.
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[VO-NAT]


And it may not be time to say so long to UVa for the season, but the Cavs are reeling. Steve Mason checks in from Charlottesville in a moment.
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[S-Jeff]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-50]
[GRAPHIC=LOWES]


The rain delayed UAW GM Quality 500 came off a day late at Lowe's Motor Speedway today after rain washed it out yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC/TBS; :00]

And you know when the rains go away, the Rainbows come out in full force. Jeff Gordon and the Rainbow Warriors started 22nd, but won the race thanks to two subtle events. First Gordon came in on the final pit stop trailing Mike Skinner. He managed to force Skinner to brake to get in his pits and eventually beat him out. Then Chad Little and Bill Elliott held up race leader Bobby Labonte long enough to let Gordon catch him and pass him with seven laps to go. Gordon gets his 7th win of the year. The 49 of his career.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Bobby Labonte]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/49 Career Wins; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=...FEELS INCREDIBLE.']
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=LOWES]


Bobby Labonte, Mike Skinner, Mark Martin and Ward Burton round out the top 5. Jarrett was 7th and Earnhardt 12th.[

S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-51 40:57]
[GRAPHIC=UVa football]


Virginia's defensive end and former Patrick Henry star Boo Battle has a sprained ankle and receiver Demetrius Dotson has a sprained knee. Can it get worse? Steve Mason tells us.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Saturday; :00]
[SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :32]
[SUPER=01-Noel LaMontagne/UVa Tri-Captain; :46]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :58]
[SUPER=01-Ahmad Hawkins/UVa Wide Receiver; 1:13]
[SUPER=04-October 24th, 1998; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=news 7 sports"]
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((for everything that happened to the Cavaliers this season, add one more bit of adversity to the mix, bad luck. A busted Blue Devils play symbolized just how tough the year has been for the three and three Wahoos who have lost two regular season games in a row for the first time in six years. Four of Virginia's last five opponents, N.C. State, Florida State, Georgia Tech and Maryland are a combined 18 and 4 meaning UVa's reaching seven wins for a bowl bid translates into very little margin of era for the Cavaliers. ((GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH:)) ((NOEL LAMONTAGNE/UVA TRI-CAPTAIN:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((AHMAD HAWKINS/UVA WIDE RECEIVER:))
Last October, the Cavaliers beat N.C. State and lost Anthony Poindexter for the season. The Wahoos hope to have flash backs especially of Pack quarterback Jamie Barnette, who was held scoreless in that game. Steve Mason, News 7 sports

.))[S-Wilkins]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-46]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


The weekend troubles also followed several former Cavaliers into the NFL yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/CBS; :00]


Rookie Terrence Wilkins, the five foot nine inch speedster from UVa got his first NFL start for the Colts and played like an all-pro. He caught four passes for 81 yards and returned kickoffs and punts for 167 yards, including this 97 yard TD.
Yet despite everything the 179 pounder did, the Colts lost to the Dolphins 34-to-31.
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[S-Ronde]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-47 4608TC]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Green Bay, WI/ESPN;:00]

Ronde Barber and his Buccaneers had the unfortunate task of playing Brett Favre on his 30th birthday last night. Favre somehow managed to throw this TD strike to Antonio Freeman, who beat Barber and made the catch despite being interfered with by Ronde. Favre threw for 390 yards in the 26-to-23 comeback win.
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[S-Dexter]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-45]
[GRAPHIC=DEXTER MILLS]


WDBJ-7's first ever sports director passed away over the weekend. Dexter Mills, was a mainstay with both old WDBJ Radio and then News 7
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[VO-NAT]
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for 43 years. Like many of his time, Mills was a TV pioneer who had to adapt on the fly while making the transition from radio to TV.
He was ahead of his time when it came to NASCAR. At a time when the sport barely received a mention - Mills treated Richard Petty and other NASCAR drivers like royalty.
And when it came to race results you not only got the driver and the car, but also the model year.
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