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Coming up on News 7-
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The story of two young men who managed to save a man's life on their Florida vacation. A late report from L-A, wrapping up the opening night of the Democratic Convention. The fourth co-ed class arrives at V-M-I. And a Russian submarine is stuck on the bottom with 107 sailors inside.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

News 7 is next.

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((MY FIRST IMPRESSION WAS WHOEVER'S IN THAT VEHICLE'S DEAD...))
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A devastating accident turns into a story of heroism for two local college students.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Vinton-Rescue]


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The two young men from Vinton are credited with saving the life of a complete stranger.
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Meredyth Censullo met them today .. I understand they're taking their new-found fame in stride?
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They are, Keith, because the two College of Health Sciences students are studying to be paramedics. They had a chance to put their education to the test not too long ago - and now one New York man is alive and well, thanks to their quick thinking.
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((YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE DAMAGE TO HIS LEGS- THE EXTENT OF HIS INJURIES.)) [RUNS:06]
19-year old David Hess and 21-year-old Jason Hartman are looking at pictures of their vacation to Daytona in June. Pictures that don't show them having fun - but saving a life after witnessing a horrible accident.

[SOT @ 1:26:54 - 1:27:04]

((JASON HARTMAN: THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED 25-35 FEET IN FRONT OF ME - MY FIRST INSTINCT WHEN THE CAR ACTUALLY HIT - I WAS JUST LIKE, THAT PERSON'S DEAD - THERE WAS NO WAY ANYONE COULD SURVIVE THAT...)) [RUNS:10]
The two Vinton Rescue Squad volunteers stopped to help 37-year-old Micheal Herberger.

[SOT @ 1:16:17 - 1:16:24]

((DAVID HESS: I RAN BACK TO MY VEHICLE, RAN BACK TO MIKE'S VEHICLE WITH MY EMT KIT, PROBABLY LESS THAN A MINUTE .. MIKE HAD STOPPED BREATHING.)) [RUNS:07]
They resuscitated Mike within minutes.. An ambulance arrived a half-hour later .. If David and Jason hadn't stopped, Mike would probably have died. This weekend, Mike and his family paid tribute to the two young men who hope to one day be paramedics.

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((JASON HARTMAN: HE COULDN'T THANK US ENOUGH - THAT WE SAVED HIS LIFE)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT @ 31:46 - 31:51] ((BUT, LIKE I TOLD HIM, WE DO IT ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS - ITS WHAT WE'RE THERE FOR.)) [RUNS:08]

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((DAVID HESS: I'M NOT GONNA SAY I'M SOMEBODY SPECIAL, I'M JUST ANOTHER PERSON OUT THERE IN THE WORLD THAT JUST HAPPENED TO BE IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME.)) [RUNS:10]
But THIS time was the first time they've saved a life. Something they hope they'll do EVERY time.))
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Vinton Mayor Don Davis plans to present Jason and David awards for their heroism at the Town Council meeting tomorrow night ..
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Carroll County school kids are getting a longer than expected summer vacation.
Five elementary schools in the county are still under construction. Parents convinced the school board to delay the start date for safety reasons.
The first day for all students has been pushed back from this Thursday, August 17, to next Thursday, the 24th.

[Democratic-Convention]


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Democrats opened their national convention in Los Angeles tonight.
Before they get around to nominating Al Gore to run for President later in the week, Bill Clinton and his wife took the podium this evening.
Manuel Gallegus reports:
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[SUPER=201-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate; :39]
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((In his last major address to a national audience before the November election, President Clinton gave thanks, spoke of prosperity, and his choice for President.
SOT: Bill Clinton: "At this moment of unprecedented good fortune, our people face a fundamental choice -- are we going

to keep this progress and prosperity going? Earlier in the evening, the First Lady spoke to the crowd of Delegates.
SOT: Hillary Clinton

The two men poised to lead the Democratic Party were not at the convention... Al Gore and Joseph Lieberman spent the day on the campaign trail, at times taking swipes at their political rival George w. Bush.
SOT: Gore (Paraphrased)

"I'm running to do what is right for you."
SOT: Lieberman (Paraphrased)

I saw my favorite sign that said "Read My Lips: No New Texans" The Gore team watched the convention from St. Louis. The Vice President will join the Clintons for a day of barnstorming before heading to California for his re-union with Lieberman. Within earshot of the delegates, protesters rallied for various causes, from corporate greed, to the environment. Nat Pop: Protesters Thousands filled the protest arena... there were some arrests in the first clash police....but otherwise it orderly. All told, the Democratic National Convention is going smoothly , surrounded by the glitz of Hollywood --wrapped in the American flag.))

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Giles County's largest employer has averted a strike again.
Celanese and union negotiators say they'll go back to the bargaining table this week.
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Last week, union members at the plant voted down Celco's second contract offer by a margin of almost two-to-one.
Both sides hope the mediated session Thursday will resolve the two-month contract dispute.
Union members are pushing for better pensions and less mandatory overtime.
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[Tobacco-Market]


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Some Tobacco farmers say they're pleased with opening day prices.
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The Danville Tobacco Market officially started with opening ceremonies at Holland's Warehouse this morning.
The golden leaf sold at an average of a dollar-90 a pound.
That's up 13 cents from last year.
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[SOT 5:28:49]
[IN Q=I hope it's a trend]

((LARRY SPELL/TOBACCO FARMER: I HOPE IT'S A TREND TO LET THESE FARMERS SEE THAT THEY ARE STILL NEEDED WE ARE THE BACKBONE OF THIS SO CALLED INDUSTRY.))
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((REP. VIRGIL GOODE/(I) 5TH DISTRICT: I THINK THE AROMA OF THIS TOBACCO CANNOT BE TOPPED ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. IT'S THE BEST IN OUR GLOBE. IT'S TOBACCO IN SOUTHSIDE RIGHT HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Spell/Tobacco Farmer; :00]
[SUPER=@Goode; :12]
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The tobacco sold today was left over from last year.
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[VMI]


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The class of 2004 arrived at Virginia Military Institute today, continuing more than 160 years of tradition.
At the same time, the start of the new school year is another milestone for the college, and its court-ordered effort to assimilate women into the corps of cadets.
Joe Dashiell has more from Lexington.
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((Like thousands of cadets before them, [NAT SOUND]
VMI's newest recruits marched into barracks to begin their new life in Lexington.
But the 162nd class to matriculate here faces a different landscape, a VMI in which all four classes include women.
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[IN Q=This will be the first year.]

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Forced by the Supreme Court to admit women, VMI will have about 70 female cadets this school year, and while many of the male cadets still oppose the court's decision, they have had a few years to become accustomed to the presence of women on post.
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VMI's newest cadets will join the rat line on Wednesday. Classes start next Tuesday... completing the cycle that began four years ago with the arrival of the first female cadets.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Lexington))
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Keeping tabs on your local government may get a little easier.
Find out how when News 7 returns.
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And the Russian navy works to save a hundred sailors trapped in a submarine at the bottom of the sea.
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[Sports-preview]


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(( Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with highlights of a Titanic win in Nashville. Aaron Brooks tries to be a Saint. while Patrick Kerney soars with the Birds. Catholic plays with few numbers, and the Kid from Cabin Creek gets his own street tonight on the Big 7.))[Russian-sub]


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A Russian submarine is caught in an underwater crisis with uncertain prospects for the crew of at least 100.
Bill Gasperini reports from Moscow.
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[SUPER=01-Adm. Larry Baucom/U. S. Navy; 1:07]
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((THE RUSSIAN NAVY SAYS ONE OF ITS NUCLEAR SUBMARINES AND A CREW OF OVER 100 IS TRAPPED ON THE BOTTOM OF THE BARENTS SEA. THE OSCAR CLASS SUB, KNOWN AS KURSK, WAS APPARENTLY INVOLVED IN A MAJOR COLLISION ON SUNDAY AND WAS FORCED TO RUN AGROUND.
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RUSSIAN OFFICIALS SAY THERE'S NO RADIATION DANGER BECAUSE BOTH OF THE SUB'S NUCLEAR REACTORS HAVE BEEN SHUTDOWN AND IT IS NOT CARRYING ANY NUCLEAR WEAPONS. BUT SOME OBSERVERS DISAGREE ABOUT THE RADIATION DANGERS....
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"THE PROBLEM WITH THE NUCLEAR PROPULSION SYSTEM, IS THAT IF THE SUBMARINE DAMAGED ITSELF WHILE IT WAS RUNNING AGROUND THEN YOU'VE GOT A REASONABLE CHANCE THAT THEY'LL BE SOME TYPE OF RADIOACTIVE LEAKAGE INTO THE SEA." VARIOUS NAVEL VESSELS HAVE ARRIVED IN THE AREA, BUT THE RUSSIAN NAVY DOES NOT HAVE ANY ADVANCED SUBMARINE RESCUE VEHICLES. THE DEPTH OF THE WATER, REPORTEDLY OVER 400 FEET, COULD ALSO MAKE ANY RESCUE ATTEMPTS VERY RISKY. RUSSIA'S SENIOR NAVY COMMANDER SAYS ALL EFFORTS WILL BE MADE TO REACH THE SUBMARINE, BUT THAT HE'S NOT OPTIMISTIC A RESCUE WILL BE SUCCESSFUL. SO FAR THE RUSSIANS HAVE NOT APPEALED FOR HELP IN ANY RESCUE ATTEMPT, BUT U-S NAVY ADMIRAL LARRY CLIFFORD BAUCOM SAYS THE RUSSIANS ARE DOING WHATEVER THEY CAN.
SOT: ADMIRAL LARRY CLIFFORD BAUCOM/U.S. NAVY

"OF COURSE IS THE HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THE CREW..." EXPERTS SAY THE RUSSIAN MILITARY HAS HAD A TOUGH TIME MAINTAINING IT'S SHIPS AND EQUIPMENT MOSTLY BECAUSE OF MONEY PROBLEMS. RUSSIAN NUCLEAR SUBMARINES HAVE ALSO BEEN ACCIDENT PRONE FOR DECADES. ONE RECENT REPORT COUNTED OVER 500 SUBMARINE CREWMEMBERS WHO HAVE DIED IN THE PAST 40 YEARS. BILL GASPERINI, CBS NEWS MOSCOW.))

[FOI-Law]


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Virginia's new "sunshine office" is up and running.
It's not where you order up a sunny day.
But you can get information and advice on how to keep tabs on your state and local governments.
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A legislative commission headed up by Roanoke Delegate Chip Woodrum recommended the new Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council Office.
Its new director has some basic goals.
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[IN Q=When somebody calls]

((MARIA EVERETT/VIRGINIA FOI COUNCIL DIRECTOR: WHEN SOMEBODY CALLS, WHEN THEY HANG UP THE PHONE, THEY THINK GOVERNMENT WORKS FOR ME. THEY GET A POSITIVE IMPRESSION OF GOVERNMENT. AND SO I THINK IF PEOPLE JUST CALL ME AND ASK THEIR QUESTIONS OF HOW DO I GET THIS, WHETHER IT'S AN ACCESS TO A MEETING QUESTION OR CAN I RECORD A MEETING... THE AVAILABILITY OF THIS OFFICE. AND WE'RE WORKING ON DEVELOPING A WEBSITE.))
[SUPER=01-Maria Everett/Virginia FOI Council Director;]
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[OUT Q=a website.]
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[TALENT=Keith]
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Everett conducted an "F-O-I-A" road show at community colleges last year.
From that, she decided there are NO "bad actors" working for Virginia government ... just public employees who don't understand the law, or fear for their jobs if they give the public controversial information.
Until the sunshine office gets its website up and running,
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD] you can find out more about the law through the Virginia Coalition for Open Government link from the politics page on our website, W-D-B-J- -7-dot-COM.
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A new group is coming up with new ideas to kick-start the Southside economy.
Find out how when News 7 returns.
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And service with a smile-- at the Roanoke Regional airport.
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[Danville-Economy]


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A local foundation is trying to turn Southside's economy around.
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The group calls itself the "Future of the Piedmont Foundation."
Organizers say Danville and Pittsylvania County are facing an economic crisis.
The organization hired a consultant to research ways to improve job opportunities, increase the population and education.
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[IN Q=We hope that]

((LINWOOD WRIGHT/FOUNDATION PRES.: WE HOPE THAT THE POPULOUS OF THE CITY AND THE COUNTY WILL RECOGNIZE THE OPPORTUNITY THAT IS IN FRONT OF US AND WE WILL SET OUT A CONCENTRATED AND I MIGHT SAY A PASSIONATE EFFORT TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.))
[SUPER=01-Linwood Wright/Foundation President; :00]
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[OUT Q=make it happen.]
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[VO-NAT]


The report is called "Learning, Working, Winning." The full report will be released in the next two days.
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[Sky-Caps]


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Service you can count on..... that's the new motto of the Sky Cap service at Roanoke Regional Airport.
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After years of independent Sky Caps, the four major airlines that service Roanoke Regional have opted to contract out the work to International Total Services.
Managers say this is another step toward improving the level of service at Roanoke Regional.
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[IN Q=In the past]

((EFREN GONZALEZ/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: IN THE PAST, WE'VE HAD INDEPENDENT OPERATORS OUT HERE AND ITS BEEN HIT OR MISS AS TO WHEN THEY SHOW UP OR NOT SHOW UP. THE LEVEL OF SERVICE HASN'T BEEN AT THE LEVEL WE'D LIKE, SO THE AIRLINES STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE AND DECIDED TO TAKE THAT ON AGAIN.))
[SUPER=01-Efren Gonzalez/Roanoke Regional Airport]
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[OUT Q=that on again.]
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A minimum of two Sky Caps will be on hand from five a-m until eleven thirty p-m daily to help passengers with baggage and wheelchair service.
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[S-Extra]


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Much news from the NFL including the ruination of the Rams. Patrick Kerney and Aaron Brooks are making statements in the league, and Roanoke Catholic's in the Friday Football Extra spotlight.
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[SUPER=75-Morgantown, WV; :00]

But first, Jerry West went east and returned from LA to his roots in West Virginia today. The kid from Cabin Creek stopped by Morgantown to have a street named in his honor. The highway running from downtown to the coliseum will now be known as Jerry West Boulevard. West was a freshman at WVU - 44 years ago.
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It's over 7 months late and it's only preseason - but don't tell the Tennessee Titans. Last night they inflicted the payback punch on the Rams as retribution for the setback they suffered in January's Super Bowl.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN/ABC Sports;:00]

The Rams Isaac Bruce signed a new $40 million dollar contract before kickoff. But this was a night for Titan Tight ends. At the 6:15 mark of the first - Steve McNair hits Frank Wycheck. 7-to-nothing Tennessee after a quarter.
[SUPER=30-St. Louis/3/Tennessee/30;]

Then rookie tight end Erron Kinney hauls in the 25 yard TD toss from Neil O'Donnell. Tennessee rolls 30-to-3.
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[S-Saints]


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Former UVa quarterback Aaron Brooks is trying to adjust to his new home in the Big Easy as a member of the Saints.
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[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN; :00]

Brooks was traded to New Orleans back on August 1st, and he was immediately thrown into battle playing in both preseason games against the Vikings and the Colts. In those two games he's attempted 12 passes, thrown and interception and fumbled once. The Saints are hoping Brooks will go into the season as their number 2 quarterback. He's trying to play within himself and show the Saints coaches he's ready for that opportunity.
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[OUT Q=...DO THAT."]
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Brooks is joined in Saints' Camp by former Hokie kicker Shayne Graham, who faces a tough fight in beating out incumbant Doug Brien. Recently we asked one of Graham's former mentors about his chances and got a surprise answer.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="The one thing...]

((MARK MOSELEY:))
[SUPER=01-Mark Moseley/Redskins Kicker 1974-86; :00]
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[OUT Q=...earn respect."]
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Graham kicked in the Saints first preseason game against the Jets, but did not play against the Vikings or Colts. The first NFL cut day is next Monday.

[S-Kerney]


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The Atlanta Falcons host the Chargers this weekend as the team looks to stay perfect in the preseason. Steve Mason checks in with the Falcons' nearly perfect second year starter from Virginia - Patrick Kerney.
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[SUPER=01-Dan Reeves/Falcons Head Coach; :53]
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[OUT Q=....news 7 sports"]
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((At UVa, he was the big man on campus, now the Falcons are banking on him being one of the biggest defensive forces in the league. And at training camp, Kerney seems to have an air of confidence around him coming off an educational rookie year. ((PATRICK KERNEY/FALCONS DEFENSIVE END:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((KERNEY:)) ((DAN REEVES/FALCONS HEAD COACH:))
Staying healthy and playing all 16 games is one major key for a successful debut as the Falcons main defensive end and to prepare for the long haul, Kerney has added 18 pounds of muscle to his frame that now carriers 282 pounds. ((:))
Kerney's defensive end mate is Brady Smith, a free agent pick up from the New Orleans Saints. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

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The preseason Friday Football Extra world tour takes us to Roanoke Catholic this morning.
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The Celtics are rebuilding having lost 7 starting seniors from last year's 8 and 3 team. Roanoke Catholic lost two players to transfer and two more to academics leaving the roster at 16 players.
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[SUPER=01-Paul Moyer/Roanoke Catholic Coach; :00]

((PAUL MOYER/ROANOKE CATHOLIC COACH:))
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[OUT Q=.....depend on this year"]
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Low numbers have not meant lack of enthusiasm. The team fields a seventh grader who can only watch this season but is practicing all year. The lone senior leader is Eddie Masello. He will lead the defense. The offense will open it up this year.
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Don't forget, Friday Football Extra's 17th season kicks off this Friday night at 11:35.
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[S-Scholarships]


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Virginia Amateur Sports and Adelphia Business Solutions teamed up to pass out some scholarships today.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Athletes had to participate in the Commonwealth Games to be eligible. Two were awarded this year.
Cave Spring track and cross country star Kevin Henderson and Betty Casto of Williamsburg received one thousand dollars each.
Kevin is headed to Virginia Tech for Computer Engineering.
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[super=01-Jamie Ferguson/Adelphia General Manager; 11]
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[ANCHOR=Mike]

Next year they hope to award four scholarships valued at 25-hundred dollars each.[GRAPHIC=hold]