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[TALENT=Keith]

Coming up on NEWS 7: we'll meet Vinton's new Chief of Police.
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And see what 37 million dollars worth of improvements to Interstate-81 entails.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports, a Hokie football player is transferring on the day Beamer is named coach of the decade. We'll see what's up with the Virginia Cavaliers this week.
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[VO-NAT]

And former Friday Football Extra player of the week Shayne Graham is released by the Saints.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Hurricane Debby is passing the islands and heading for south Florida but we are keep an eye on thunderstorms to the west. The complete forecast in just a few minutes.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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((I'M NOT HERE FOR ONE ISSUE, I'M HERE TO MOVE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FORWARD IN A POSITIVE MANNER...))
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[OUT Q=a positive manner.]
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[VO-NAT]

Vinton finds a new man to head its Police Department.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Vinton-Chief]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-31 TC23:31]
[GRAPHIC=New Chief]

Pulaski's Chief of Police, Herbert Cooley, has been appointed as Vinton's new police chief . He replaces former Police Chief Ricky Foutz, who resigned last year amid an investigation of missing guns and drugs in the department's evidence room.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Meredyth/Newsroom]

Meredyth Censullo is in our newsroom with more on the new chief, and why he was appointed.
[Live= Meredyth Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Meredyth1]


Keith, Mayor Don Davis says the town wants its police department to move forward in a "positive manner."
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[***MEREDYTH'S MIKE HOT***]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]


He says Cooley was chosen to lead the police department because of his 34 years experience, as well as the work he's done as Pulaski's Police Chief since 1994.
Chief Cooley says he's aware of the problems the police department has had in the past, but says he's not taking the new position to "dwell" on the past or bring "sweeping changes." He says he wants to build a positive image of the police department.
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((I SEE A POLICE DEPARTMENT THATS VERY COMMUNITY ORIENTED - FROM WHAT I GET FROM THE COMMUNITY AND THE COUNCIL, THATS THEIR INTEREST, ITS MY INTEREST AND I THINK WE'LL WORK WELL TOGETHER.))
[SUPER=01-Herb Cooley/New Vinton Police Chief]
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[OUTQ=Work well together.]
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[VO-NAT]

[***MEREDYTH'S MIKE HOT***]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/July]


You'll remember, Chief Foutz and Lieutenant Bill Brown left the Vinton Police department last November after an investigation into the mishandling of guns, drugs and cash was launched by the Virginia State Police. A grand jury did NOT hand up any indictments against Foutz or Brown. Foutz is suing the town of Vinton for more than ten-million dollars.
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[Live=Meredyth Full/Newsroom]

Cooley was one three finalists for the position. A panel of 12 people conducted the interview processs - and the Town Council made the final decision.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Meredyth/Newsroom]

And Keith, Chief Cooley's first day on the job is September Fifth.

[I-81]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-30 TC1:02:52]
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Lawmakers and transportation officials say their ultimate goal is to widen Interstate 81.
But that will take years... so today they outlined some short term solutions.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave]


Teresa Hamilton is in Roanoke County tonight with a look at their plans.
[Live= Teresa/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]
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Keith, V-DOT plans to have construction well underway next year.
Two of the most important projects will take place in Roanoke and Botetourt Counties.
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[SUPER=01-Butch Church/Roanoke Co. Supervisor; :23]
[SUPER=01-Chip Nottingham/Transportation Commissioner; :57]
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE: I REALLY THINK THE CITIZENS WHO PUT IN THEIR TIME TO MAKE THESE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE STATE ARE TO BE COMMENDED.)) [RUNS10]
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Congressman Bob Goodlatte is referring to the citizens task force he's been part of for nearly two years.
A group that came together to ultimately improve I- 81.
Today-- lawmakers and state officials announced that some of their suggestions will indeed be implemented in the coming months.
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((BUTCH CHURCH/ROANOKE SUPERVISOR: I'M SO GLAD WE'RE TAKING A PROACTIVE APPROACH INSTEAD OF WAITING UNTIL MORE DISASTERS HAPPEN.)) [RUNS07]
[out q= disasters happen.]


VDOT will use 37 and a half million dollars for a number of improvements.
Crews will lengthen the acceleration lanes where 581 joins North and Southbound 81.
Similar improvements will take place at exits 109, 114 and 162.
Road crews will also install additional rumble strips and message boards .
Median guardrails will also go up in Botetourt County.
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((CHIP NOTTINGHAM/TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONER: IF YOU'RE TRAVELING AT FULL SPEED AND YOU HAVE A TIRE BLOW OUT THERE'S A REAL RISK YOU COULD END UP IN THAT ONCOMING TRAFFIC LANE WHICH IS THE WORST CASE SCENARIO.)) [RUNS10]
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[Live=Teresa Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.]


Keith, officials also talked about plans to eventually widen 16 miles of 81 in Roanoke County.
They hope to have preliminary plans folks can look at sometime next summer.
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[County-Grant]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-23 TC1:27:16]
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Plans for the new south county high school have raised concerns about run-off, but today Roanoke County and state officials unveiled a project that should address neighbors' worries.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The heavy equipment was already at work this afternoon, as officials gathered nearby.
A combination of state and local funds will pay for the 900- thousand dollar project... that should control flooding along mud lick creek.
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[IN Q=Once this is done]

((JOHN BOON/NEIGHBOR: ONCE THIS IS DONE I CERTAINLY WILL BENEFIT AS WILL ALL OF MY NEIGHBORS, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE ROANOKE RIVER THIS IS GOING TO HAVE A MAJOR IMPACT ON STORMWATER, FLASH FLOODING AND THINGS LIKE THAT.))
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[OUT Q=things like that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, site preparations for the new high school are moving forward. And construction could begin by the end of September.
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[Willis-Stacey]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jmi]
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The headmaster at North Cross School is leaving.
Will Stacey has been the Head of School for seven years.
Stacey plans to continue his career at another school, and says North Cross will be left in excellent condition.
His resignation will take effect next year.

[Mayo]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-26 TC1:11:58]
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Many Henry County children attended their first day of school.
It's an exciting time for many. But for others, the first day meant reliving a near death experience.
Surae Chinn has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Linda Mayo/Corey's Mother; :15]
[SUPER=01-Velera Gammons/Transportation Director; :52]
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[SUPER=01-J. J. Mayo/Corey's Brother; 1:31]
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((HE GOT NEW SHOES THIS MORNING SO WE ARE TRYING TO START ALL OVER AGAIN.)) [RUNS:04]
Corey Mayo is starting a new year in high school and getting ready to board the bus like thousands on the first day of school.
But what many don't realize, Corey is lucky to be alive.
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((COREY MAYO: WHEN I LOOKED UP THE CAR WAS TOWARDS ME.)) [RUNS:04]
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((LINDA MAYO/COREY'S MOTHER: ALL OF A SUDDEN I SAW HIM GO UP IN THE AIR. I SAW THE CAR COME UP SO FAST.)) [RUNS:07]
It was the first day of school last year... Cory says was walking to the bus stop across the street when a car hit him and he has the scars to prove it....
Corey often relives the day he nearly died.
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((COREY MAYO: HAVE BAD MEMORIES--FLASHBACKS)) [RUNS:03]
He still struggles with his health. He has brain injuries and limps.
His bus stop used to be across the street. Now he doesn't cross the street anymore.
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((VELERA GAMMONS/TRANSPORTATION DIR.: THE CHANGES THAT WE HAVE MADE THAT HAPPENED. COREY IS PICKED UP AT HIS DRIVEWAY. WE'VE TAKEN EVERY MEASURE NOT ONLY THAT STOP BUT OTHERS AS WELL.)) [RUNS:09]
The driver was charged with improper driving.
The family wants further compensation.
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((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: THE FAMILY IS SUING THE DRIVER AND HENRY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS. BUT COREY'S MOM SAYS TODAY IS NOT A TIME TO PLACE BLAME BUT TO SEE HER SON DO WHAT HE COULDN'T DO ONE YEAR AGO--CATCH THE BUS.)) [RUNS:10]
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((LINDA MAYO/COREY'S MOTHER: IT COULD HAVE BEEN THE OTHER WAY AROUND WHERE MY SON MAY NOT HAVE BEEN CATCHING THE BUS THIS TIME.)) [RUNS:05]
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((J.J. MAYO/COREY'S BROTHER: TODAY IS A SPECIAL DAY BECAUSE I GET TO SEE MY LITTLE BROTHER GOTO SCHOOL)) [RUNS:05]
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((bus stopping. "see you later"))
As Corey says his good byes...he knows this year has gotten off to a better start then last year. Surae Chinn, News7, Henry County.))
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Does the governor have a double standard when it comes to talking about Confederate History Month?
We'll look into that next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


And we'll remember the career of the "Atlantic Weatherman" as we mark the passing of Hal Grant.
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[No-Fear]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-27 TC40:15]
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Governor Jim Gilmore wants all views on Confederate History Month.
But he will NOT sit down with those he thinks are white supremacists.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co./April 1;]


The Virginia chapter of David Duke's "NO FEAR" -- or National Organization for European American Rights -- wants to meet with Gilmore to talk about Confederate History Month and other race-related topics.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I DON'T KNOW THEIR PREMISES. I ONLY KNOW THEIR PREMISES BY REPUTATION. AND BY REPUTATION THEY ARE A WHITE SUPREMACIST GROUP. AND WE DON'T BELIEVE THAT WHITE SUPREMACIST GROUPS OR ANY OTHER KIND OF SUPREMACIST GROUP HAS ANYTHING TO OFFER ON THIS THAT WOULD JUSTIFY A FACE TO FACE MEETING. ANYONE CAN WRITE A LETTER AND WE ARE HAPPY TO HAVE THEIR REPUTATION IN WRITING.))
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((RON DOGGETT/VIRGINIA N.O.F.E.A.R. PRESIDENT: WELL, WE'RE NOT A WHITE SUPREMACIST ORGANIZATION. WE BELIEVE IN WHITE RIGHTS. WE'RE A WHITE CIVIL RIGHTS GROUP. NO DIFFERENT THAN OTHER GROUPS THAT STAND UP FOR THEIR CULTURE AND THEIR HERITAGE.))
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"NO FEAR" says white Virginians should let Gilmore know they won't support his future political aspirations if he discriminates against Duke's group.
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Gilmore will meet with the Sons of Confederate Veterans and United Daughters of the Confederacy Friday.
He has already met with black civil rights groups.
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[Martin]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
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The state Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a woman who plotted to kill her husband.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./June;]
[TAPE#=99-23 TC 25:23]

Dorothea Martin must spend ten years in prison for planning to murder her husband, with the help of her lover, Thomas Gray.
Gray took the fifth amendment in court but the judge accepted comments he'd made out of court, admitting to the crime. Dorothea Martin says that should NOT have been allowed -- but the Supreme Court disagreed and her sentence stands.
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[Majeus]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
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A 10-year sentence was handed down in federal court today for a Roanoke bank robber.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Bank Surveillance Photo]


In October, 1998, Yvon Majeus went into the First National Exchange Bank wearing a mask.
At gunpoint he ordered the nine employees and two customers onto the floor while he gathered up more than 5-thousand dollars.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 2]


He and a 17-year old accomplice robbed the same bank less than a month later.
A teller testified today she's STILL afraid.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Majeus told the Judge he found the true meaning of life in jail and he wants to go to Seminary when he gets out.

[ITT]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jmi]
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A multi-million dollar Navy contract won't help workers recently laid off from a Roanoke County plant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]
[TAPE#=500-16 11:29]


I-T-T Industries is now contracted to supply 13 million dollars worth of night vision goggles next year.
The company furloughed 70 salary and hourly workers in June.
Despite the new contract, I-T-T has no plans to re-hire those workers.
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[E-toys]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-35 TC10:40]
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Money is heading to the Etoys distribution plant in Blairs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chatham;]


Pittsylvania County presented a 400 thousand dollar check to the on-line company.
Etoys is using the money to improve its facility.
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((COY HARVILLE/PITTSYVLANIA CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE CONTRIBUTE BECAUSE WE WANT THE JOBS FOR THE REGION, FOR OUR CITIZENS. THIS WAS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH ETOYS AND HAVING A FUTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Coy Harville/Supervisors Chairman;]
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The money comes from the governor's opportunity fund and the county government.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Modest gains on Wall Street, despite the Federal Reserve's decision NOT to raise interest rates. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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[SUPER=430-x/59.34/11139.15/x/5.12/3958.27/x/0.61/116.90;]


The DOW climbed 59 points, NASDAQ gained five.
The Bloomberg NEws 7 Index gained two-thirds of a point.
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[Hal-Grant]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-28 TC1:00:21]
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An old colleague of mine passed away yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-1980]


His name was Harold Wimmet. You probably knew him as Hal Grant, the "Atlantic Weatherman."
For more than a decade the Atlantic Refining Company sponsored his weather reports on Channel 7.
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[OUT Q=South Atlantic.]
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[* * * Keith on ENG * * ]
The weather was just a part of an on-air personality that spanned 35 years on W-D-B-J Radio and Television.
Hal had his own country music show called "Rhythm Roundup." He was the M-C of "Wrestling from Roanoke." He was a commercial pitchman in the early 1960's.
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Hal Grant died yesterday at the Hospice Center in Atlanta. He was 78.
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[Axton-Water]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-29 TC52:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


All they asked for was clean drinking water.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


Now, some Henry County residents will get their wish.
The county held a groundbreaking today for the Axton Water Line project.
It will serve about 350 residents.
The completion of the project is set for the spring of 2001.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, Shayne Graham is released by the New Orleans Saints. We'll check in with the Virginia Cavaliers and hear from Michael Vick,
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[VO-NAT]

who is anxious for some contact after wearing the hands-off yellow jersey all summer.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-76 4259TC]
[GRAPHIC=Tech football]


The Virginia Tech Hokies can finally begin their game preparations for Ga. Tech. This Sunday the most anticipated season in Hokie history kicks-off. And already folks are getting busy in Blacksburg.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/Va. Tech Quarterback; :40]
[SUPER=01-Robert Peaslee/VT Punter from Pulaski; 1:25]
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[OUT Q=....THE DECADE."]
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((After going all spring and all summer with a yellow vest covering up the number 7 on his jersey and indicating to would be tacklers that he's handsoff - Michael Vick is ready to mis it up this weekend. ((MIKE VICK:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((MICK VICK:)) The Hokies have confirmed that one of Vick's former high school teammates, wide receiver Andrae Harrison has left the team and he plans to transfer immediately. Harrison was not in the two deep roster at this time. One guy who is in the mix is former Pulaski Co. star Robert Peaslee, who has earned first team punting honors. ((ROBERT PEASLEE:)) Peaslee's coach Frank Beamer has recieved yet another lofty honor, this one from the Big East conference. The Big East is celebrating it's 10th anniversary is Beamer is the conference's coach of the decade.))

[S-Construct]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[WIPE TO ENG#!!!!!!!!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

While the Hokies are building toward Sunday's season opener, construction crews are working feverishly to finish up the ongoing jumbotron project in the North endzone that includes a brand new section of permanent stands. Some landscaping is in place and concrete is still being poured, but crews promise to have everything finished up by Sunday. All we can say is - good luck!
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[wipe to pinnacle page 1033] And we would like to invite you to join Your Hometown Station this Saturday night at 7 for a Tech 2000 special - the Vick-TORY tour. Meet some of the new faces on the Tech defense including former Gretna great Lamar Cobb, who has nailed down a starting job at defensive end. It's Saturday night at 7 on WDBJ-7.
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[S-NFL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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It was cut down day in the NFL as each team had to get down to the 65 player limit. They will have to get down to 53 by this coming Sunday.
[GRAPHIC=GRAHAM]

Today the New Orleans Saints cut former Pulaski Co. and Va. Tech kicker Shayne Graham. Shayne's dad said his son got the news this morning at seven, but that he had known for some time he was not in New Orleans' plans. Shayne still hopes to get a shot this preseason with another NFL team, since several including the Panthers have unstable kicking situations.

[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-63]
[GRAPHIC=UVa football]


The Virginia football team is preparing for it's showdown with BYU September second at Scott Stadium in the Cavaliers season opener.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


The Virginia defense should be strong this season especially with the progression of former Patrick Henry standout Devon "Boo" Battle. However the sophomore defensive end's ability to stay healthy has been a concern.
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[OUT Q=....just like that"]
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[ANCHOR=mike]
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The UVa men's basketball team is 3 and OH in it's six game European tour. The Cavaliers beat the Antwerp Junior Team 110-73 and the Wahoos were lead by Roger Mason's 21 points.

[S-Stuff]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-74]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Sports]


The Lynchburg Hillcats and Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that they have signed an agreement to remain partners for the next two seasons.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]


The Hillcats have been the single A advanced affiliate within the Pirates organization since 1995. The new deal will maintain that affiliation through the 2002 campaign. The Hillcats front office says the new agreement comes at a perfect time considering the team's Merritt Hutchinson Stadium is slated to undergo major renovations prior to the 2001 sea(------------) son.