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[TALENT=Keith]

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African Americans in Danville complain of being stopped on the street, hand cuffed, beaten and jailed. The chief of police flat out says it's isn't so.
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Also coming up on NEWS 7- -a plea for tobacco settlement money to fund development of beneficial drugs.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight on News 7 sports, Football carries the load with news from Cave Spring and VMI. We'll visit with the Knights and Keydets
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along with the Liberty Flames, who open the 2000 campaign with a new head coach and a good luck wish from Jerry Falwell.
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[TALENT=Robin]
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After several stormy humid days cooler drier weather returns to our area...

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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((REV. WILLIAM AVON KEEN/SCLC:THESE TYPES OF EVENTS MUST STOP.))
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A civil rights organization says the Danville Police Department mistreats black residents.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[D'ville-SCLC]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Police say two recent arrests are warranted.
But critics says they are based only on race, and part of a much greater problem in their city.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Surae/Danville Bureau]


Surae Chinn is in our Danville Newsroom with the latest.
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[SUPER=@Surae1;]
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Keith, the local Southern Christian Leadership Conference says Danville police are targeting blacks.
The police chief says there is absolutely, positively NO racial profiling.
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[SUPER=01-Rev. William Avon Keen/SCLC; :18]
[SUPER=07-Sandra McCain; :45]
[SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief; 1:11]
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(( Sandra McCain runs a daycare in her home. McCain says a parent recently came to pick up her child..and attacked with a stick and glass after refusing to pay for services.
McCain called the police, but when officers arrived, they arrested McCain, who is black ... not the parent, who is white.
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((REV. WILLIAM AVON KEEN/SCLC: LOOK AT THAT SITUATION--YOU ARE IN YOUR HOME AND YOU CALL 911 AND THEY YOU GOTO JAIL.))

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According to Police Chief Neal Morris that is not the entire story.
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((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: THERE IS NEVER ANY VALIDITY TO WHAT HE SAID.)) [RUNS:07]
He says when police arrived McCain and her daughter started swearing and assaulting an officer when the parent was not arrested. The McCains were charged, he says, because of their behavior toward the officers.
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((SANDRA MCCAIN/: FOR SOMEONE TO BE ABLE TO ATTACK ME WHERE IS MY RIGHTS MY RIGHTS WERE VIOLATED.)) [RUNS:07]
The SCLC claims Danville police have acted like this for years.
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((REV. WILLIAM AVON KEEN/SCLC: AFRICAN AMERICANS HAVE BEEN STOPPED ON THE STREET, SLAMMED ON THEIR CARS, HAND CUFFED, BEATEN AND PUT IN JAIL.)) [RUNS:10]
A view not shared by the Danville police chief.
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((NEAL MORRIS/POLICE CHIEF: OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY POLICE OF 33 OFFICER ARE DEDICATED TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY TO SERVE AND PROTECT. HOW CAN SOMEONE SAY THAT --THAT PERSON IS OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY IN MY OPINION.)) [RUNS:18]))
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The police chief says they stay involved in the community and even cited the recent prayer vigil held on the city hall steps.
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Keith, the organization is gathering all its complaints and will hold public hearings.


[Celanese]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-28 TC45:34]
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Workers at Giles County's largest employer started casting their votes today on a new contract.
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Celanese union members overwhelmingly rejected the company's last offer in June.
But last month, union and company negotiators reached a tentative 3-year agreement.
Celco's one-thousand unionized workers have today and tomorrow to vote on it.
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[Carmike]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
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Big troubles for big screen giant Carmike Cinemas-- the company filed for bankruptcy yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Carmike has 85 screens in Virginia and seven theaters in Central and Southwest Virginia. No word yet on their future.
Managers say its business as usual, but the company is going through some major reorganization.
Analysts blame the bankruptcy on new construction of too many giant theaters, and the company's failure to close older, underperforming ones.
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[Young]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
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Martinsville Attorney Rickey Young has been indicted for tax evasion.
The government claims he failed to file a tax return for five years in the mid-90's.
The 48-year old lawyer was also charged with understating the purchase of used cars to avoid paying sales tax. In 1995, Young bought a Jaguar, a Porsche and two Mercedes Benz, claiming to have paid two thousand dollars or less for each of them.
[SS=Fred Pledge]


Young represents Roanoke Police Officer Fred Pledge. Though today's indictment comes just three weeks after Pledge was indicted for racketeering, Prosecutor Rick Mountcastle says there's no relationship between the two cases.

[Pulaski-High]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
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It looks like last month's explosion will not keep Pulaski County High School students from starting classes on time.
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[SUPER=03-Dublin/July 31;]


The school's mechanical room was destroyed last month by a natural gas explosion.
It took out the electricity, water, air conditioning and gas.
But the room's being rebuilt quickly.
School officials expect to have water and gas restored before classes start August 23rd.
They'll have fresh air blown through the air ducts until the air conditioning can be repaired.
In the meantime, classes will be dismissed at 1:30.
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[Christian-School]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
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A private Lynchburg area school is expanding in a big way .. and in a hurry.
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Fellowship Christian School is purchasing the former James River Elementary School .. and will expand to include Kindergarten through 12th grade this fall.
Until now, the school started in the 6th grade.
Fellowship Christian decided to expand when it learned other Christians schools in the Lynchburg area had kindergarten waiting lists with more than a hundred pupils all told.
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((WE HAVE A 25 THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT FACILITY, 14 LARGE CLASSROOMS, AND A STAFF JUST WAITING FOR 'EM. AND SO I BELIEVE WE CAN FILL THAT VOID.))
[SUPER=01-David Cash/School Administrator;]
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School officials say there is enough room in the new building for 350 students.
Fellowship Christian will be making fund-raising pitches to pay for the purchase and renovation of its new building.
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[Tobio]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
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[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Settlement]


It could mean nothing less than the salvation of Virginia's tobacco farmers.
It could make the golden leaf an instrument of healing, rather than an agent of disease.
Today, the commission charged with handing out tobacco settlement money took its first awkward step to help turn tobacco leaves into pharmaceuticals.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Don Anderson/Halifax Co. Farmer; :51]
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[SUPER=01-Chris Cook/Tobio CEO; 1:23]
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(( A company called Tobio will be owned and operated by Virginia farmers-- working with Crop-Tech, a Virginia Tech-spawned company that hopes to make the sap of the tobacco leaf bigger in the 21st century than the microchip was in the 20th.
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((DEL. TED BENNETT/D-HALIFAX: THOSE WHO THOUGHT TOBACCO WAS DEAD... THE PHOENIX COMING OUT OF THE ASHES.)) [runs:13]
Tobio was asking for eight million dollars in settlement money... to go toward a 21 million dollar project that includes a processing facility to be built in Southside.
At that facility, tobacco leaves would be shredded, and proteins drained from their sap.
Those leaf proteins could dramatically drop the cost of life-saving drugs that now rely on expensive and morally difficult human fetus blood and tissues.

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((DAN ANDERSON/HALIFAX CO. FARMER: ANYTIME THAT ANYONE IN AGRICULTURAL...POSITIVE THINGS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH, THEN IT'S OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO DO SO.)) [runs:13]

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((SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS/R-CHATHAM: THIS COULD HAVE THE LARGEST RAMIFICATIONS ON A POSITIVE...THIS IS MAJOR.)) [runs:12 ]
It's NOT just major.
It's also specific to Virginia farmers-- who may NOT be able to grow enough tobacco by the year 2015 to meet Tobio's projected needs.
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((CHRIS COOK/TOBIO CEO: WE INTEND TO PURCHASE OUR TOBACCO FROM VIRGINIA TOBACCO GROWERS...WHO BETTER THAN ...FILL THEIR NEED?)) [runs:21]
In January, this group will get more settlement money... and Tobio will be back, asking for six million to keep the idea going.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, South Hill.))

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


You can find just about anything on the internet-- if you're a Carilion patient you can even your medical records.
Find out how when News 7 at Six returns.
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[LIVE-KATE FULL]
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[Tailgater-Search]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The parents of a girl who was killed on Interstate 81 last month are looking for answers.
They believe a man tailgating caused the accident.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Kate/Microwave]


Kate weidaw is near the spot on Interstate 81 where the accident happened.
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[***KATE's MIKE HOT***]
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[Medical-Record]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jsu]
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Some Carilion patients now have access to their medical records over the Internet.
It's all part of pilot program called About My Health.
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


Carilion Family Medicine in Christiansburg is just one of four sites in the country testing it out.
Patients just click on the website, about-my-health-dot-net, enter their name and pin number and they have access to their medical history.
While Dr. Brent Lambert says hundreds of patients are trying the program, there are still those who are hesitant to put their personal information on the Internet.
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((DR. BRENT LAMBERT:AS TIME GOES ON PEOPLE WILL BEGIN TO REALIZE THESE THINGS ARE PROBABLY AS SECURE AS OTHER TYPES OR RECORD KEEPING IN THE PAST, I THINK THEY'LL BECOME MORE COMFORTABLE WITH IT. BUT THAT HAS BEEN AN ISSUE))
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Dr. Lambert says Carilion will most likely make the program available to all patients in the near future.
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[Take Webwatch Board]
If you'd like to a tour of website, you can find a link through the Webwatch section of our website at wdbj7-dot-com.

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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Worries about second-half earnings led to another mixed day on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW gained three points but NASDAQ dropped 93.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index lost about two-thirds of a point.
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[Broughman]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

A man who killed his brother offered to go to jail even before he was convicted.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Roger Broughman spent four days before a jury but the jury could not decide whether he was guilty of murder. So rather than go through it again -- Broughman pled guilty to manslaughter and took a six month jail sentence. Firearms charges were dropped against him as part of the plea agreement. Broughman killed his brother Rocky, who murdered their father 20 years ago.
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[Underwood]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
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A Botetourt County judge punished a former Miami Dolphins football today for speeding on Interstate 81.
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[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

Dimitrius Underwood said he was going 95 miles an hour to start training camp with the Dallas Cowboys. He appealed his sentence today without showing up. A judge tripled his fine to a thousand dollars but agreed to give his license back in six months instead of a year.
Underwood is known for quitting the Minnesota Vikings a couple years back -- saying he wanted to be a minister.
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[IN Q=When the commonwealth]

((JONATHAN ROGERS/DEFENSE ATTY: WHEN THE COMMONWEALTH WAS SUGGESTING HE WAS A MAN WITH GREAT WEALTH, I WANTED TO POINT
OUT TO THE COURT HE HAD FORFEITED HIS SIGNING BONUS BECAUSE HE HAD LEFT THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS TRAINING CAMP LAST YEAR A

ND HE WOULDN'T REALLY BE RECEIVING MUCH OF A SALARY UNLESS HE MAKES THE TEAM WHICH WE EXPECT HIM TO BUT THERE'S STILL UNCERTAINTY ABOUT THAT.))
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Underwood has a personality disorder known as bipolar disease. He previously tried to commit suicide then escaped from a mental clinic after signing himself in.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Coming up tongiht on News 7 sports, VMI and Liberty hold their respective preseason football gatherings. We'll check in at Lexington and Lynchburg.
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Plus, tonight's Friday Football Extra spotlight is on the Cave Sspring Knights.
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[S-Keydets]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-71 tc 1:02:10]
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The optimism is high at VMI, as it always is this time in the football season.
But this year the Keydets have more players on the practice field, a stronger senior class and a new offensive game plan.
Denise Allen has the details.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Bradley/Linebacker From Jeff. Forest; :21]
[SUPER=01-Cal McCombs/VMI Head Coach; :31]
[SUPER=01-Joey Gibson/VMI Quarterback; :54]
[SUPER=01-Chris Morris/Linebacker From Alleghany; 1:14 ]
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((Coach Cal McCombs has had more to deal with this year. During spring practice 80 players showed up for drills, 27 more than his first spring on Post.
The 1999 campaign saw VMI go one and 10, but the players returned to do battle this season and at least for 2000 the attrition seems to have stopped.
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The Keydets scored just 77 points last season. The coaches are hoping to light up the scoreboard by passing more in their option oriented offense.
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10 players return both on the offensive and defensive side of the ball.
The Keydets say that experience should make all the difference to a defensive squad that allowed more than 36 points a game.
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DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 SPORTS: THE SEASON STARTS SEPTEMBER SECOND WITH DUQUESNE AT ALUMNI MEMORIAL FIELD.
THE PLAYER AND COACHES ARE OPTIMISTIC THIS SENIOR LEAD TEAM CAN BRING MORE VICTORIES BACK TO VMI.
DENISE ALLEN NEWS 7 SPORTS, LEXINGTON.))



[S-Liberty]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-67 14049TC]
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The Liberty Flames also hope to open things up a bit this season.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]

New head coach Ken Karcher, a former quarterback with the Broncos and most recently an offensive coach in NFL Europe, believes his team will be less predictable than the one his predecessor, Sam Rutigliano had last season.
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[SUPER=01-Biff Parson/Liberty Quarterback; :12]
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The Flames open with East Tennessee State on that date at home.

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[S-Ferrum]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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[GRAPHIC=FERRUM]


The Ferrum College football team was picked to win the Atlantic Central Conference title today as the preseason coaches' poll was released. The Panthers were 6 & 4 last season and return 9 starters on offense and 10 of defense. And best of all, the team will have 17 seniors.

[S-Cave]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-77 38:39]
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Cave Spring's football team comes into this season excited after a solid 6 and 5 year in 1999.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]

Head coach Ben Foutz returns 11 starters off last year's team, four on offense and 7 on defense. But the big question is, how will the Knights perform without Michael Hamlar, the running back who accounted for over 16 hundred yards and 23 touchdowns.
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((BEN FOUTZ/CAVE SPRING HEAD COACH:))
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[OUT Q=....replace the offensive front"]
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Cave Spring has changed offenses this year in an effort to maximize the teams strengths; speed and quickness.
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((JACOB LEWIS/CAVE SPRING QUARTERBACK:))
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The Knights defense should be the strongest point of the team this season. Cave is replacing just four starters.
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[IN Q="it really]

((CHRIS GOULD/CAVE SPRING LINEBACKER:))
[SUPER=01-Chris Gould/Cave Spring Linebacker; :00]
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[OUT Q=....learned before"]
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE] And don't forget that Friday Football Extra's 17th season premiers on Friday Night August 18th at 11:35pm.
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