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Coming up on News 7-
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An official cause of Lexington's Presbyterian church fire-
Plus she was supposed to compete in the Miss Virginia Pageant, but today this woman was in court.
The latest on her case.
And rundown homes make way for new ones- in one Roanoke neighborhood.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


Investigators have closed the book on the fire that destroyed Lexington Presbyterian Church.
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[Church-fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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In their final report, State Police fire investigators say the blaze was an accident.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/July 18;]


The report confirms painters using a hot iron to scrape paint off the wood accidentally set the church ablaze.
The fire ravaged the historic church on July 18-th, collapsing the roof and steeple and filling the sanctuary with rubble.
The damage is estimated at two and a half million dollars.
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[GOP-Convention]


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Republicans kicked off the 2-thousand convention- in Philadelphia.
Tonight the First Lady of Texas- took the podium- in front of delegates expected to nominate her husband-
Bobbi Harley has highlights from Philadelphia.
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[SUPER=203-Philadelphia, PA]
[SUPER=201-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate]
[SUPER=201-Laura Bush/First Lady of Texas]
[SUPER=201-Colin Powell/Retired General]
[SUPER=201-Bobbi Harley/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=standard outcue.]

((It definitely is not your fathers GOP. In a new millennium, it was a new Republican Party . Gospel singers. Urban sounds Even country music stars known to Monday Night Football fans. All in the face of unity. Even a hi-tech appearance by the nominee himself, via satellite from the campaign trail.
(SOT: George W Bush, R-Presidential Candidate)

Then, with magic like a Broadway Show, the stage was transformed into a school. Thats where Laura Bush spoke to the party about her husbands commitment to education.
(SOT: Laura Bush, Texas First Lady)

His core principles will not change with the winds of polls or politics or fame or fortune or misfortune. But the first evening session wasn't all infomercial. The GOP pulled out one of its biggest guns of all. A keynote address by retired general Colin Powell who's reported to be on a short-list for a possible Bush Administration Cabinet position.
(SOT: Ret. Gen. Colin Powell, Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff)

Governor Bush doesn't just talk about reform, he reforms.
(STANDUP)))



[Franklin-Murder]


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A Franklin County man and a teenage girl are in custody charged with murder.
Tex Rogers admits he was at 41- year old Michael Edward Campbell's home just after midnight but says he's innocent.

Teresa Hamilton reports... investigators say evidence and witnesses prove otherwise.
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[SUPER=01-Ken Barnett/Neighbor; :21 QUICK!!!]
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[SUPER=01-Tex Rogers/Murder Suspect; :55]
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((KEN BARNETT/NEIGHBOR: HE WASN'T MOVING, HE WAS BLOODY FROM HEAD TO TOE.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=to toe.]


Ken Barnett lives two doors down from the victim but says he didn't know how badly Mike Campbell was hurt until it was too late.
Barnett says Campbell came onto his porch around one AM shouting for him to call 9-1-1 but Barnett didn't open his door until deputies arrived.
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((KEN BARNETT/NEIGHBOR: HE JUST SAID CALL 9-1-1 TWICE AND I THOUGHT HE HAD LEFT CAUSE I NEVER HEARD ANYMORE OUT OF HIM.)) [runs06]
[OUT Q= out of him.]


This morning-- Barnett spent time much of his time cleaning up the victim's blood.
Investigators say Campbell had been shot at least three times inside his mobile home in the Hardy section of Franklin county.
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((EWELL HUNT/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: IT DID APPEAR THAT HE'D BEEN SHOT IN THE BED OR BEDROOM BUT MOST LIKELY IN THE BED.)) [runs06]
[out q= the bed.]


Investigators say witnesses and evidence point to 15- year old Sarah Edwards.... ((nat SOUND)) [runs03] and 26- year old Tex Rogers as suspects.
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((TEX ROGERS/MURDER SUSPECT: I GOT MY CLOTHES AND I LEFT, SHE LEFT WITH ME, NEXT THING I KNOW WE'RE WALKING OUT OF THE WOODS AND THE COPS SAYING YOU KILLED THIS MAN AND I DIDN'T KILL NOBODY. but you had a gun on you?)) ((YEAH, I DID, IF I WAS OUT THERE RIGHT NOW, I'D HAVE A GUN ON ME.)) [RUNS19]
[OUT Q= on me.]


The pair was arrested this morning a short distance from the victim's residence.
Authorities had been watching a suspicious car parked nearby when the two came walking out of the woods. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))

[Carruth]


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A guilty plea from the man accused of shooting the girlfriend of former Carolina Panther Rae Carruth-
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[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC;]


A prosecutor says Van Brett Watkins pleaded guilty to second degree murder, conspiracy and other charges.
In return for his plea, Watkins is expected to testify against Carruth.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=20:12:45]

((WELL... THAT'S PART OF THE PLEA AGREEMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Gentry Caudill/Assistant District Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=AS WELL.]
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[VO-NAT]


Carruth used to play for the Carolina Panthers. He's accused of masterminding the shooting of his girlfriend Cherica Adams.
Adams was pregnant at the time with Carruth's child- She gave birth after the shooting but later died.
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[Gun-Amnesty]


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Convicted felons who own a gun in Lynchburg have one chance to turn them in or run the risk of heading back to prison.
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As part of the Virginia Exile program, Lynchburg is sponsoring a one- day gun amnesty program this Saturday.
That's when illegal weapons can be handed over to the police with no questions asked.
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[SOT 14:16:32]
[IN Q=But we want]

((BILL PETTY/LYNCHBURG COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: BUT WE WANT TO GIVE PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TURN THESE GUNS IN.. I MEAN, OUR GOAL IS NOT TO PROSECUTE ANYBODY, OUR GOAL IS TO HAVE PEOPLE GET RID OF THE WEAPONS AND THERE WON'T BE ANY CONSEQUENCES AND OUR WORK LOAD WILL GO DOWN.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Petty/Lynchburg Commonwealth's Atty.]
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[OUT Q=will go down.]
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[VO-NAT]


Owning a gun after being convicted of a felony is against the law and carries a two to five year mandatory prison term.
Guns can be turned in Saturday from 10 to 2 at the Lynchburg Lifesaving Crew building.
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[Thornhill-Place]


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A multi-million dollar revilalization project in Northwest Roanoke was dedicated this evening. It's another move by a local organization to provide low-income housing- while beautifying the neighborhood. Meredyth Censullo reports.
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[SUPER=01-James Lesniak/NNEO Executive Director; :33]
[SUPER=01-Florine Thornhill/NNEO Founder; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Monique Hall/Thornhill Place Resident; 1:18]
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(("I ALREADY KNOW WHERE I'M GONNA PUT THE CHRISTMAS TREE - IT'S GONNA GO RIGHT THERE IN THE CORNER")) [RUNS:04]
Monique Hall is busy organizing her new home - 4 year old Deja and 8 year old Dominique are settling in...

[NAT-SOT @ 18:24:58]

(("THIS IS MY SON'S ROOM - ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK")) [RUNS:05]
The Halls were among 15 families selected from 200 to move in to ThornHill Place - the latest revitalization project the Northwest Neighborhood Environmental Organization has taken on in it's 20-year history.

[SOT @ 18:17:45 - 18:17:51]

((JAMES LESNIAK/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: THE INTENT IS TO DO PROJECTS THAT ARE LARGER IN SCALE- THAT CAN TAKE MORE AREA AND MAKE A MORE VISIBLE IMPACT.)) [RUNS:06]
The goal of the NNEO - to see worn-down homes in Northwest Ronaoke re-vamped- and new ones' built - so low-income families can have affordable housing.

[SOT@ 18:48:16 - 18:48:22]

((FLORINE THORNHILL/FOUNDER, NNEO: I'M SO THANKFUL TO SEE TODAY .. TODAY WAS A DAY WE LOOKED FORWARD TO SEEING.)) [RUNS:06]
Florine Thornhill started the NNEO in 1980 .. Thornhill Place carries her name.

[SOT @ TAPE 2 6:03:09 - 6:03:16]

((FLORINE THORNHILL: OUR SLOGAN WAS "YOU DON'T HAVE TO MOVE TO LIVE IN A BETTER PLACE" AND THATS SO TRUE - YOU CAN START RIGHT IN THE CORNER, RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE.)) [RUNS:07]
And slowly, the homes on these Northwest Roanoke streets are taking on new life - and so are many of the residents who live here.

[SOT@36:55 - 37:06]

((MONIQUE HALL/THORNHILL PLACE RESIDENT: I HAD TO START FROM GROUND ZERO AND MOVE UP - AND I'M PROGRESSING - WE'RE PROGRESSING - WE'RE HELPING EACH OTHER.)) [RUNS:11]
[STANDUP @ 6:13:14-6:13:31] ((WELL THEY'RE PUTTING THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON THORNHILL PLACE BUT THE NNEO SAYS THEY'RE NOT GOING TO STOP HERE. IN LESS THAN 2 MONTHS THEY'LL BE BREAKING GROUND ON McCRAY COURT - A 68 ROOM FACILITY FOR LOW INCOME SENIOR CITIZENS. MEREDYTH CENSULLO, NEWS7, ROANOKE.)) [RUNS:17]))
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The case of the beauty queen charged with embezzling more than a thousand dollars is headed to a grand jury.
We'll have the latest.
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[VO-NAT]


And next on News 7, find out how an explosion at Pulaski County High School might affect the start of classes next month.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((HEY EVERYBODY, STEVE MASON BRINGING YOU THE SPORTS TONIGHT AND WHAT A NIGHT IT WAS AS FRANK BEAMER AND GEORGE WELSH TREAT THE ROANOKE VALLEY SPORTS CLUB TO A COLLEGE FOOTBALL DOUBLE DIP, MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL MADE ITS DENNIS MILLER TIME DEBUT, HIGHS SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVED UP ALL AROUND THE VALLEY, A CHAT WITH SALEM'S WILLIS WHITE TO COME, THE EAGLES BEGIN PRACTICE MISSING THE WIND BENEATH THEIR WINGS AND DANVILLE TEES IT UP FOR BIG BROTHERS AND BIG SISTERS, JOIN ME, IT'S ALL GOOD , IN SPORTS.))

[Pulaski-Explosion]


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The high school that got a record number of bomb threats last year suffered its first explosion over the weekend.


The blast at Pulaski County High School was NOT a from a bomb... but the damage it caused could be a setback.
Marya Jones explains.
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[SUPER=01-David Cox/Pulaski Co. Superintendent; :13]
[SUPER=@Marya1; :33]
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Sutphin/Senior; 1:03 QUICK!]
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(( Investigators returned to Pulaski County High School today to inspect the damage wrought by a weekend explosion in the mechanical room.
Most equipment that controlled the school's electricity and gas is ruined.
Officials say the room will have to be rebuilt.
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((DAVID COX/PULASKI CO. SUPERINTENDENT: IT'S CERTAINLY VERY FORTUNATE FOR US THAT NO ONE WAS IN THE BUILDING AND THAT NO ONE WAS INJURED AS A RESULT OF THE EXPLOSION.)) [RUNS:09]
Investigators suspect the blast was caused when a spark from a blown transformer ignited natural gas.
But they won't be able to calculate the financial effects of the blast for several more days.
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[SU 22:36 - :47] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS7: TEACHERS WERE DUE BACK HERE IN TWO WEEKS AND STUDENTS IN THREE. BUT WITH NO GAS, NO POWER AND NO WATER, THAT MAY NOT BE HAPPENING. SCHOOL OFFICIALS SAY THEY'LL JUST HAVE TO TAKE IT ONE DAY AT A TIME UNTIL THEY CAN COME UP WITH A PLAN.)) [RUNS:11]
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[SOT 16:49 - 17:00]

((DAVID COX: WE CERTAINLY WANT TO OPEN SCHOOL ON TIME IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. IF THAT'S NOT A POSSIBILITY, THEN WE'LL WORK DILIGENTLY TO TRY TO DO THE BEST WE CAN. )) [RUNS:10]
The school's 200 summer school students are continuing classes at Critzer Elementary.
But many of its 15-hundred regular students are in no hurry to get back.
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[SOT 24:20 - :23]

((STEPHANIE SUTPHIN/SENIOR: I THOUGHT IT WAS A LITTLE CRAZY AND THEN I GOT EXCITED THAT WE MIGHT GET TO GO TO SCHOOL A LITTLE BIT LATER.)) [RUNS:03]
Tomorrow, the school board will hold an emergency meeting asking for money to demolish and rebuild the mechanical room.
Administrators are hoping they can do it fast enough to start the school year on time.
Marya Jones, News7, Dublin.))


[Miss-Virginia]


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Last month, she was disqualified from the Miss Virginia contest in Roanoke, because of a pending criminal charge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Powhatan;]


Today, a Powhatan County judge said there is enough evidence of embezzlement for the felony charge against 23 year old Samantha L- Miller to be heard by a grand jury.
The embezzlement allegation was made by a now- bankrupt construction firm that employed her as a secretary last year.
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[SOT 13:49:47]
[IN Q=Mr. Ford]

((PAUL GREGORIO/MILLER'S ATTORNEY: MR. FOREWARD HAD THIS INFORMATION, HE ALLEGED BACK IN MARCH OR APRIL OF 2000, AND FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON, AND AGAIN, I WON'T SPECULATE ON HIS MOTIVES, HE WAITS UNTIL APPROXIMATELY A WEEK BEFORE THE PAGEANT AND THEN BRINGS THE CHARGES. SO IT JUST ALL SOUNDS SUSPICIOUS TO ME.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Gregorio/Miller's Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=suspicious to me.]
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[VO-NAT]


Miller is Miss Hampton Holly Days Festival.
A grand jury will hear the Richmond woman's case in October.
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[L'burg-Manager]


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After nearly twenty years at the helm of two city governments, health problems are forcing Charles Church to finally call it quits.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Today was Church's last day on the job as Lynchburg city manager, a post he held for nine years.
He served as Danville's city manager for ten years before that.
Church says he'll miss working with people the most.
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[SOT 17:58:15]
[IN Q=Employees, working]

((CHARLES CHURCH/RETIRING CITY MANAGER: EMPLOYEES, WORKING WITH CITIZENS, NEIGHBORHOODS, COUNCIL MEMBERS.. IT'S JUST BEEN A REALLY GOOD RELATIONSHIP ALL THE WAY AROUND, IT'S ONE THAT I'LL LONG REMEMBER, IT JUST DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Church/Retiring City Manager]
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[OUT Q=better than this.]
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[VO-NAT]


Church underwent surgery for prostate cancer in 1996, but recently was told the disease had returned and was terminal.
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[James]


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Another Roanoke city official has quit.
Library director Beverly James is leaving next month to take a similar job in Greenville, South Carolina.
James has been in Roanoke more than 12 years.
She says the opportunity in Greenville was too good to pass up, because that city is about to build several new libraries.
Her departure is the latest in a series of retirements and resignations in Roanoke city government in the past year.
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The work of a nationally known photographer is being honored-- thanks to the help of Norfolk-Southern.
That's just one of the stories still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And actor Charlteton Heston breaks his silence on his problems with alcohol.
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[Heston]


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Charlton Heston felt his social drinking was getting out of hand...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-1997;]


So the 76 year old activist checked himself into alcohol rehab in May.
Heston had never been in rehab before.
His spokesperson says the actor and N-R-A President was at a facility in Utah for three weeks.
He is already back to work and said to be "feeling great."
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[Concorde]


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An emergency landing for a British Airways Concorde-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gander, Newfoundland;]


The jet was on its way from London to New York when a crew member smelled gas in the cabin.
The Concorde made an emergency landing in New foundland-
Entertainers Tony Bennett and George Benson were onboard-
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[SOT 16:51:07]
[IN Q=]

((GEORGE BENSON/ENTERTAINER: BUT WE WRE HEARING NOISES WE COULD NOT IDENTIFY. I'VE FLOWN THE PLANE ENOUGH TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.))
[SUPER=01-George Benson/Musician;]
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[OUT Q=TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.]
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[VO-NAT]


The concorde stayed on the ground for safety checks while passengers were rerouted on another plane to New York.
[Super=03-Gonesse, France/Tuesday;]


Today's incident comes just six days after an Air France Concorde crashed near Paris.
Today French authorities say 113 people died as a result of that crash- not 114 as they reported on Friday.
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[Steam-Engine]


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Vanity Fair magazine is doing a story about photographer O. Winston Link.
A crew from the magazine will be taking pictures of Link later this week. And Norfolk Southern will be providing a key prop.
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Steam locomotive 12-18 has been in storage for years.
But last week, workers eased it out of the shops, and began sprucing it up.
Vanity Fair wants to use the locomotive as a background for the photos of Link.
The 12-18 was stored in the shops after Norfolk Southern stopped running steam excursions in 1994.
O. Winston Link is best known for the nighttime photographs he took of steam trains on the old Norfolk and Western Railway in the late 1950s.
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[S-Extra]


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lots of sports but first the Roanoke Express in our extra point.
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Express first year head coach Perry Florio switched from man to man to zone in his own house over the weekend. He and his wife Amy are the new proud parents of their second child, Ryan Michael Florio. He was born Saturday morning and is a whopping 9 pounds and 7 ounces.
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((PERRY FLORIO/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
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[OUT Q=....who cares"]
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[OUT Q=...last score."]
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[S-Club]


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The Roanoke Valley Sports Club kicked off it's 2000 monthly banquet circuit with Virginia tech football coach Frank Beamer and Virginia football coach George Welsh.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


The Salem Civic Center banquet room was jam packed as supporters from both sides came out to hear the coaches talk. Coach Beamer flew in from Houston where he had spoken to the Texas high school coaches clinic, the largest of it's kind in the country. Beamer has not only enjoyed his success at Tech, but is pleased both state programs have excelled.
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Coach Welsh knows the Roanoke Valley sways to the Tech side in fan support in many ways, but is glad to come and speak to fans here in this part of Virginia.
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[SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Football Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=.....lots of things"]
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[S-NFL]


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Monday Night Football got underway last night, featuring the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game between the 49ers and the Patriots.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Canton, OH/ABC; :00]


But many eyes would be on new color commentator Dennis Miller. Here's some of his opening remarks.
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[SUPER=01-Dennis Miller/Monday Night Football Analyst; :00]
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[OUT Q=.....very frequently"]
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[VO-NAT]


By the way, New England would go on to beat San Francisco by a count of 20 to nothing.
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[S-Brooks]


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The New Orleans Saints, one of the 49ers NFC West rivals, have picked up former Virginia quarterback Aaron Brooks.


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


Brooks, who starred at UVa up until the late 90's, was traded to the saints from the Green Bay Packers along with tight end Lamont Hall in exchange for linebacker K.D. Williams and an undisclosed draft pick. Brooks was a fourth round draft pick by the Packers. He will reunite with his college position coach in Mike McCarthy, who is now the Saints offensive coordinator.
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[S-Salem]


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High school football practice kicked off for most schools around the Commonwealth today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]

The two time defending state champs from Salem welcomed 70 players to their first workout, but veteran coach Willis White clearly understands how the early start can be a problem.
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((WILLIS WHITE:))
[SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Coach;:00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=...makes it tough."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] White begins his 37th year of coaching this season with a team that again has a chance to challenge for more than district title.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I THINK...]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=...WE'LL BE TOUGH."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] Many speculated that White might step down after winning his third championship last season, but he says the time still just isn't right.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I really...]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=....THAT WILL BE IT."]
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[S-Talbott]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-73 10010tc]
[GRAPHIC=none]
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[VO-NAT WIPE TO #ENG!!!]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00]


One coaching note. Jamie Talbott, who coached Rockbridge County to the Blue Ridge title in 1993, has been hired as an assistant principal and assistant football coach at James River high school.
Talbott's peers voted him Friday Football Extra's Double-A coach of the year back in 1993. Before coaching at Rockbridge County he was the head coach at old Natural Bridge.
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[S-Danville]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-68 11346TC]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


Things just weren't the same in Danville yesterday. George Washington high school opened practice for the 2000 season without it's heart and soul.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]

Just over a month after the passing of veteran head coach Ed Martin, the Eagles were back on the field preparing for the upcoming season. Interim head coach Everett Woods says Martin crossed his mind more than once today.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'M STILL...]
[SUPER=01-Everett Woods/G. W. Danville Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=...voice out here."]
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[S-Martin]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-70 1:00:20]
[GRAPHIC=Ed Martin]


Martin is missed not only among the high school ranks, but in the NFL as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Spartanburg, SC; :]


Detroit Lions star receiver Herman Moore, one of Ed's former star players, practiced with the Carolina Panthers last week and re-emphasized Martin's impact on young people.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="it makes]
[SUPER=01-Herman Moore/Detroit Lions Receiver; :00]

((HERMAN MOORE/DETROIT LIONS RECEIVER:))
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=....in that"]
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[S-Charity]


[ANCHOR=STEVE]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-66 11336TC]
[GRAPHIC=GOLF]

A feel good day all the way around in Danville at the annual Big Brothers and Big Sisters charity golf event.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]

The Goodyear Golf Club played host to this year's tournament. Officials say they hope to raise about $10 thousand dollars and a lot of awareness.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=01-Roman Gabriel/Former Rams Quarterback; ;00]
[SUPER=01-Buddy Curry/Former Falcons Linebacker; :18]
[RUNS=:26]

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