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Up next on News 7 at 11...
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[VO-NAT]


Hurricane Irene is following a well-worn path up the East Coast, battering North Carolina with more rain.
A former nurse, suspected in 130 deaths is convicted on six counts of murder.
And a lone jack-o'-lantern carver faces a ton of pumpkins, and sets a record.
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News 7 is next.
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[Hurricane-Irene]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[WRITER=eea]
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Hurricane Irene is drenching North Carolina as it moves up the coast... and more flooding seems inevitable.
Terisa Estacio has more.
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[IN Q=It's happening once again]
[SUPER=03-Atlantic Beach, NC;]
[SUPER=01-Robert Condie/Resident; ]
[SUPER=01-Jesse Barmann/Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Hughes/Homeowner;]
[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/Reporting;]
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(( It's happening once again. The fate of North Carolina ... in the hands of another major hurricane.
((nat))
People living along the coast began boarding up homes and businesses Sunday -- unsure of what Hurricane Irene might bring. After being the targets of three hurricanes within past two months, many residents aren't taking any chances with Mother Nature.

((sot: Robert Condie/Atlantic Beach))

"She sure has it in for us with all the flooding and stuff"
((nat on the beach))
While daring beachgoers enjoyed the heavy surf, others heeded evacuation orders ... and headed inland. Many families are now staying at temporary shelters.

((sot: Jesse Barmann/North Carolina resident))

"We've been through a few hurricanes here and we'd just rather be safe than sorry ... especially with a seven-and-a-half month old boy. And if we lose power, we won't be able to make his bottles."
Rainfall is the main concern now. Low-lying areas in eastern North Carolina are still trying to recover from Hurricane Floyd ... which dumped a record 20-inches of rain just four weeks ago. Folks here say it's time for brighter days.

((sot: Wayne Hughes/Homeowner))

"I ain't overwhelmed, it's just sadness. It gets to you after awhile."
((standup))))

[Flood-Relief]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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As many people brace for Hurricane Irene -- there are still parts of North Carolina recovering from Hurricane Floyd.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


A hurricane relief drive was held this weekend to send money and supplies to those in need. Lawrence Transportation Systems sponsored the drive because employees wanted to help those who are still living in shelters or don't have electricity.
And many people say it's important for everyone to donate.
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[SOT1:05:12]
[IN Q=These people have]

((DAVID BRAMMER/DONATOR: THESE PEOPLE HAVE LOST EVERYTHING....THEY HAVE NOTHING))
[SUPER=01-David Brammer/Donator]
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[OUT Q=have nothing]
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[VO-NAT]


The company has already raised about 26-thousand dollars. The money along with a truck load of goods will go to North Carolina.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [10/17/1999] WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST


[Toss back to anchor][Senate-Race]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-46 3:45]
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Time is running out for local candidates to hit the campaign trail.
In one race, a first time candidate challenges a long time incumbent for a seat in the State Senate. Joy Sutton has details.
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[SUPER=03-Shawsville;09]
[SUPER=@Marye;17]
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[SUPER=01-Jim Jones/State Senate Candidate;1:05]
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(( State Senator Madison Marye and his republican challenger Jim Jones are competing for the 39th district which stretches from Roanoke County to Grayson County.
If Marye wins this would be his 8th term after 26 years in the State Senate.
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[SOT 56:53]
[IN Q=Probably the big]

((STATE SENATOR MADISON MARYE/(D)39TH DISTRICT: PROBABLY THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO OF US IS THAT I HAVE EXPERIENCE IN THE LEGISLATURE AND I KNOW HOW TO GET THINGS DONE.))
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Marye says he is not ready to stop serving his constituency and has unfinished business to handle like eliminating the sales tax on food and improving education in southwest Virginia.
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[SOT 00:55:34]
[IN Q= 20]

((I WANT TO ENSURE THAT WE KEEP THE LOTTERY MONEY IN EDUCATION JUST AS WE DID LAST YEAR. I THINK THAT IS IMPORTANT ESPECIALLY IN SW VIRGINIA THAT WE HAVE MONEY TO HELP LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WITH SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION OR RENOVATIONS))
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[OUT Q=or renovations]


But his opponent Jim Jones says it is time for fresh ideas and he already has big plans if elected to serve.
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[SOT 1:08:36]
[IN Q=improving our education]

((JIM JONES/STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: IMPROVING OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM, HELPING WORK WITH THE CURRENT GOVERNOR IN FURTHER ELIMINATION OF MORE TAXES SUCH AS THE CAR TAX AND MAKE INVESTMENTS IN SW VIRGINIA FOR INFRASTRUCTURE FOR JOBS))
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[OUT Q=for infrastructure for jobs]


And Jones agrees with Governor Jim Gilmore, that the tobacco money should be spent on transportation while Marye says it should be used for health care and to help farmers.
This senate race has also had its share of controversy. Jones says Marye has voted on issues which he feels were conflicts of interest.
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[SOT 1:10:51]
[IN Q=I think the Senator]

((JIM JONES: I THINK THE SENATOR HAS SOME QUESTIONS HE NEEDS TO ANSWER THAT PEOPLE AREN'T AWARE OF))
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Jones plans to bring those allegations to the public soon. However, Jones has had to answer questions of his own about a sexual assault six years ago--which he has publicly denounced.
But as the election draws near both candidates say they have what it takes to win and will campaign to the very end.

Joy Sutton, News 7.))
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[WebWatch]


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Two Universities say lecture notes posted on the web deserve a failing grade...
And a national union is trying to get more working families online.
More on tonight's WebWatch.
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(( [intro]
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Two Universities say lecture notes posted on the web are not just a bad idea, they're illegal. Berkley and UCLA have sent out letters warning students that posting notes violates copyright laws and campus rules.
But a disclaimer on one of the websites says the notes do NOT belong to the professor or the university, but are the STUDENT's interpretation of what was said...

A Roanoke native's success could bring big changes to the Web. Jim Justice founded I-PIN, and turned it into a multi-million dollar company. His software allows website operators to charge small fees for services on websites, like music clips or greeting cards, without credit cards. Customers type in a PIN number and the fee billed on their monthly ISP statement... one catch, you have to be willing to give IPIN your ISP user name and password.

Feeling charitable, but not sure which charities deserve your donation? Charitywatch-dot-org rates charitible organizations based on the amount of money that really goes to a worthy cause.
You can browse their list of top rated organizations, or check to listing to see how your favorites stack up.

One Labor Union is trying to get it's members online. The AFL-CIO wants any working union family to have to have a chance to access the web. December first they'll launch working families-dot-com... the goal to offer internet access and a computer, all for about 30 dollars a month.
For links to these sites, click on WebWatch, on the WDBJ website, at WDBJ-7-dot-com.))

[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]

Two juveniles could be to blame for a house fire last night in Roanoke County, the details coming up.
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[VO-NAT]

And a verdict is reached against a Detroit nurse accused of killing his patients.
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[Hospital-Deaths]


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An Indiana jury found a former nurse guilty of killing six of his patients.
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Orville Lynne Majors was accused of giving 7 patients lethal injections while working at the Vermillion County hospital in the early 1990's.
Prosecutors say, while Majors was on duty, a death occurred every day.
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[SOT 20:41:38]
[IN Q=the extent of]

(( THE EXTENT OF WHAT WENT ON IN THAT HOSPITAL WE MAY NEVER KNOW EXACTLY WHAT WENT ON AND THE COST ASSOCIATED WITH THAT IN TERMS OF FAMILY MEMBERS AFFECTED. AND THE LIFE IN THIS SMALL COMMUNITY, WHICH HAS GONE THROUGH A VERY TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE.))
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A study, that was NOT used in court, linked Majors to as many as 130 deaths at the hospital, but prosecutors only charged him in the seven strongest cases.
Majors has repeatedly denied any involvement in the deaths.
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[Fire-Update]


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Authorities believe they know the cause of fire last night that left one Roanoke County family homeless.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night]


The Fire Marshall says it was started by two juveniles playing with candles inside the home -- while the father was outside in the garage.
It took fire fighters more than 2 hours to battle the blaze and they even ran out of water at one point. Investigators are still trying to determine where in the house the fire started.
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[Lynchburg-Meeting]


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Jerry Falwell and Mel White are each bringing 200 supporters to Lynchburg later this week to open a dialog on homosexuality. They say their meeting will NOT be disturbed by radical activists. But groups on both ends of the political spectrum say they'll be in Lynchburg too, protesting the meeting. Gay activists in the Oral Majority say White shouldn't sit down with Falwell.
Likewise, the Reverend Fred Phelps and his supporters say Falwell is too lenient on gays.


[Fall-Colors]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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All the recent rainfall has helped with the local water shortage..
But it's ALSO helped bring an unexpected BOOST to fall color in our region, especially in the higher elevations.
In this week's "Time Off", Kimberly McBroom shows us where the leaves are at their most brilliant...
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[SUPER=01-Nadine Pollock/National Forest Public Affairs; :15]
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(( We've grown accustomed to this annual transformation....leaves turning from their usual shades of green to those of yellow, orange, and red.
But WHY exactly does it happen?
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[SOT 12:34:00]

((NADINE POLLOCK/NATIONAL FOREST PUBLIC AFFAIRS: WHAT HAPPENS FOR THE LEAVES TO CHANGE COLORS, THE CHLOROPHYLL GOES OUT OF THE LEAVES. THE TREES-- THEY DON'T MAKE THE CHLOROPHYLL FAST ENOUGH. THE CHLOROPHYLL IS A MASK, WHEN IT GOES OUT OF THE LEAVES, IT SHOWS THE REDS AND YELLOWS, THE BRONZES AND GOLDS THAT ARE UNDERNEATH THAT GREEN. ))
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[SOT 12:49:05]

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: TRADITIONALLY, THIS WEEKEND IS THE PEAK OF THE FALL FOLIAGE SEASON HERE LOCALLY WITH THE WARM, SUNNY OCTOBER DAYS AND CLEAR COOL NIGHTS BRINGING OUT ALL THE COLORS OF ALL THE LEAVES.))
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Forest officials say you have about another week and a half to enjoy the peak fall colors.
Many of the brilliant reds can be found on maple trees.
But other kinds of leaves, like those from oak trees, tend to lag behind a little.... showing their shades as late as early November.
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[SOT 12:37:41]

((NADINE POLLOCK/NATIONAL FOREST PUBLIC AFFAIRS: THIS IS AN OAK TREE HERE, A SMALLER ONE THAT'S A RATHER NEW SHOOT. AND AS YOU CAN SEE, THE LEAVES ARE STILL GREEN AND THEY'RE TURNING A LITTLE BIT OF RED AND EVENTUALLY, THEY'LL GO TO A BRONZE-RED AND BE ONE OF THE LATER ONES TO TURN.))
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One particularly good area to gaze at autumn leaves is in the James River District of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest.
The Highlands Scenic Tour runs for about 19 miles.
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[SOT 12:35:13 ]

((NADINE POLLOCK/NATIONAL FOREST PUBLIC AFFAIRS: THERE ARE SOME TURNOUTS THAT WILL HAVE SOME OVERLOOKS OF MORE VALLEY VISTAS. BUT AS ALWAYS IN A NATIONAL FOREST, OUR VISITORS ARE WELCOME TO THROW OUT A PICNIC BLANKET AND HAVE A PICNIC ANYWHERE THEY SEE THAT MIGHT BE APPEALING TO THEM.))
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Which would be most ANYWHERE along the trail....
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Alleghany County.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Still ahead on News 7... If you get tired after carving just one pumpkin,
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then you won't believe how many pumpkins one man carved just to break the world record.
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[Pumpkin-Carving]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[TAPE#=net]
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A pumpkin carver from Ohio shredded two world records this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Elmore, OH;]


Jerry Ayers set out on a daunting mission early this morning... carving one ton of pumpkins...
His assistants gutted and prepared them, and Jerry went to work with his knife... working for nearly eight hours straight.
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[SOT 20:48:20]
[IN Q=I think this]

((JERRY AYERS/PUMPKIN CARVER; I THINK THIS MAY BE THE FIRST TIME ANYBODY'S CARVED THIS MANY PUMPKINS))
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[VO-NAT]


It was a first, two actually, Ayers not only set a record for carving the most pumpkins, but for the fastest pumpkin carving.
The pumpkins were auctioned off to benifit a homeless shelter.
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[VA-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=Va-profiles]
[GRAPHIC=Va Profiles]

Gary Hinson says he's still shocked and even a little, embarrassed.
But those who know the Giles County science teacher weren't caught off guard when Hinson received nationwide recognition for his work with students.
Teresa Hamilton has more in this week's Virginia Profile.
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[SUPER=01-Christina Sartin/Senior; :54]
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((
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((WHAT'S THE BIOSPHERE?)) [RUNS03]
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Gary Hinson enjoys challenging his students here at Narrows High school to do their best.
For him, the end result is what teaching is all about.
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((I WOULDN'T HESITATE TO SAY IT'S SEEING THAT LIGHT COME ON IN THEIR EYES, SEEING SOMEBODY CATCH ON, YOU KNOW, A STUDENT WORKS SO HARD AND IT'S JUST LIKE I GOT THIS, OH, YEAH, WHY DIDN'T I GET THIS BEFORE, SEE THE LIGHT REACTION FROM THEM AND THAT'S WHAT KEEPS YOU COMING BACK.)) [runs15]
[OUT Q=coming back.]


Hinson's dedication recently paid off-- when the Milken Family Foundation honored Hinson with a 25- thousand dollar cash award.
It's an honor that came as a total surprise.
Hinson knew someone at Narrows had been selected but thought the award was being given to a social studies teacher.

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[in q= The students]

((GARY HINSON/SCIENCE TEACHER: THE STUDENTS BEHIND ME WERE PUSHING ME, GO DOWN THERE, THEY CALLED YOUR NAME AND I WAS WAITING FOR THE SOCIAL STUDIES PERSON, STILL AFTER THEY CALLED MY NAME, SO I WAS COMPLETELY SHOCKED.)) [runs10]
[out q= completely shocked.]
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[in q= Everybody]

((CHRISTINA SARTIN/SENIOR: EVERYBODY STARTED CLAPPING AND GOING CRAZY AND HE WAS LOOKING AROUND AND I CRIED, IT JUST HIT ME, BECAUSE I JUST LOVE MR. HINSON.)) [runs10]
[out q= mr. hinson.]


The Milken Foundation honors creative teachers that go the extra mile to make a difference.
In Hinson's case-- colleagues and students say its his work in the classroom and out--that really sets him apart as a science teacher.
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[in q= He gets]

((ERIC DALTON/SENIOR:HE GETS INVOLVED WITH EVERYBODY- HE DOES FUN THINGS, LIKE, HE'S GOING TO TAKE OUR ECOLOGY CLASS CAVING.)) [runs08]
[out q= class caving.]


Luckily for upcoming juniors and seniors-- Hinson says he has no plans of abandoning his chosen profession, anytime soon. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Narrows. ))


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The National League Championship Series is going back to Atlanta.
Robin Ventura hits a grand slam homer in the bottom of the 15-th and the Mets win it 7 to 3.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Flushing, NY/NBC SPORTS; :]


The Braves led the series 3 games to one with game five at Shea.
New York would score the first runs of the game when John Olerud takes this pitch deep over the right centerfield wall for a 2 run homer to make it 2 to nothing Mets.
But the Braves would score 2 in the fourth. Brian Jordan hits a line drive to left field Ricky Henderson bobbles the ball on the catch allowing a run to score to make it 2 to 2.
[SUPER=35-New York/7/Atlanta/3/15 Innings;]


Atlanta led 3 to 2 in the top of the 15-th but New York's Robin Ventura hits a grand slam over the right field wall and the Mets win it 7 to 3 and now trail 3 to 2.
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[S-Yankees]


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[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
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In Boston, The New York Yankees led Boston 2 games to 1 in the American League Championship Series.
And the Yankees led 9 to 2 in the bottom of the ninth.
Game number 5 is tomorrow night in Boston.



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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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The Washington Redskins were on the road tonight for a big game against the Arizona Cardinals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tempe, AZ/ESPN; :]


The Cardinals led three to nothing then Brett Conway boots the 36 yard field goal to tie the score at 3 to 3 in the second quarter.
Then the Redskin defense comes up with the big play. Rookie Champ Bailey intercepts this pass and he returns it down the sideline for a 59 yard touchdown and the Skins took the lead 10 to 3 at the half.
[SUPER=30-Washington//Arizona//;]


The Skins would score first in the second half Brad Johnson goes to the air and hits Stephen Alexander in the back of the end zone on the 1 yard T-D pass and ___ goes on to win it ___ to ___.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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Carolina scored 24 second quarter points and held on to beat San Francisco 31 to 29.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/FOX SPORTS; :]


Steve Young on the sideline again this week.
Steve Buerlein gives the Panthers the early lead when he hits former U-V-A receiver Patrick Jeffers on this 7 yard T-D pass and the Panthers Led 10 to 9 in the second.
The Niners come back with the D. Darnell Walker intercepts this Buerlein pass he runs all over the field before taking it to the zone for the score and the Niners led 16 to 10 in the second.
[SUPER=30-Carolina/31/San Francisco/29/;]


Buerlein would seal the win for the Panthers when he hooks up again with Jeffers this time on the 33 yard pass and the Panthers win it 31 to 29,
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The Rams remain undefeated for all of the N-F-L scores lets check the boards.
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[S-Sugar]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-49 (35:23)]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL]

Virginia Tech just missed moving ahead of Nebraska by a mere 8 points so the Hokies are still fourth in this week's coaches' poll. Mike Stevens has more on how Tech's latest victory is winning over more than just the pollsters.
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[SUPER=01-Andre Davis/28 Yard TD vs. Syracuse; :17]
[SUPER=01-Ricky Hall/NCAA's Top Punt Returner; :28]
[SUPER=01-Corey Moore/Va. Tech Defensive End; :35]
[SUPER=@mike1; :47]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Zatarain/Sugar Bowl Committee Member; :1:00]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS.]
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Tease]
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And coming up, Dale Earnhardt makes a trip to victory lane at Talladega.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Roanoke Express gets another win at the Roundhouse.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-33 (21:59)]
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The Roanoke Express beat the Louisiana Icegators at the Roundhouse this evening 2 to 1.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs Louisiana; :]


The Express heading to the ice for the showdown with Louisiana.
The Icegators get on the board in the first period working the puck to Corey Neilson at center ice for this nice slap shot up top to make the score 1 to nothing.
[SUPER=38-Roanoke/2/Louisiana/1/;]


The Express would win on a power play goal in the third period beating the Icegators by a score of 2 to 1.
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[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-50 (41:35)]
[GRAPHIC=Talladega Logo]


Dale Earnhardt made a quick move to the front and he would win the Winston 500 at Talladega.
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[VO-NAT]
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Jeff Gordon was strong at the start of the race and he would lead the cars in single file with 161 laps left to go in the event.
Rusty Wallace was up front but he would drop back to the 23-rd position with 130 laps to go.
Then on lap 81 a car would get lose in a group and 5 cars would be involved in the crash bringing out the second caution of the day.
Dale Earnhardt would make his move he takes the lead on lap 82 for a couple of laps.
Then points leader Dale Jarrett would take his turn passing Gordon for the lead with over 80 laps to go in the race.
But Earnhardt used his experience keeping his car close to the front and he would make it to Victory lane from the 27-th starting spot winning the Winston 500.
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Dale Jarrett was second Ricky Rudd third, Ward Burton fourth and Kenny Wallace fifth.



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