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[TALENT=Keith]

Roanokers gather to support the passage of enhanced "hate crime" legislation.

We'll check in at a vigil about to get underway tonight.
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[VO-NAT]


And see what it takes to scare up food service workers in an era of full employment.
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[WRITER=sma]
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In sports, Frank Beamer and Boston College coach Tom O'Brien comment on the progress the Eagles are making, a preview of week six of Friday Football Extra
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and are plans being set in motion that will lead to UVa coach George Welsh's retirement, the latest in sports.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
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A cool front drops through tonight but you won't notice. And thankfully Hurricane Isaac will stay away from land. Top winds are now up to 140mph.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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[VO-NAT]


Roanoke City leaders prepare to speak out about the Back Street Cafe Shooting at a vigil and march through downtown.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Vigil]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-26 TC1:59:26]
[GRAPHIC=Cafe Shooting]


In the five days since the shooting, there have been several vigils, but tonight city leaders like Mayor Ralph Smith and Senator John Edwards will talk about their concerns about this incident.
[Double Boxes=Keith/Kate Microwave]


Kate Weidaw is in Elmwood Park where folks are setting up for tonight's vigil and march.
[Live= Kate/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Kate1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]
(rollcue...Back Street Cafe. )
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[***KATES MIKE HOT***]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :05]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=politcal vigil]
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[SUPER=05-Roanoke]
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[Hate-Crimes]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-24 TC1:54:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanokers were among those rallying today in Washington, DC in support of hate crimes legislation.
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[SOT 00:03:33]
[IN Q=In the name of God]

((REV. NEFF POWELL/EPISCOPAL BISHOP: IN THE NAME OF GOD. IN THE NAME OF GOD WE MUST, WE MUST DO ALL WE CAN TO STOP THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Neff Powell/Episcopal Bishop; ]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=all we can to stop this.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


Episcopal Bishop Neff Powell spoke to the crowd in Lafayette Park.
So did John Goodhart, a co-worker of Danny Overstreet and a member of the Roanoke chapter of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The reason I came]

((JOHN GOODHART: THE REASON I CAME WAS TO SPEAK OUT FOR DANNY AND THE ROANOKE SEVEN, TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST HATE AND TO CHALLENGE THE GOOD PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT BEEN SPEAKING OUT TO SPEAK OUT AND SAY THEY DO NOT APPROVE OF THESE TERRIBLE HATE CRIMES.))
[SUPER=01-John Goodhart/PFLAG Member;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=these terrible hate crimes.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Both men were calling for Congress to act on Hate Crimes legislation. Approved by the Senate, the legislation still awaits a vote in the House of Representatives.

[Holmes]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ssm]
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A Bedford County man could get more than five years in prison after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter today.
42- year- old Larry Holmes shot and killed Leroy Edgar Peter Junior during an argument last December.
Holmes will be sentenced in November.

[Stanley-Pollution]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-32 TC1:03:16]
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Stanley Furniture has decided to settle an air pollution complaint brought by the federal government.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co./July 1999]


The Environmental Protection Agency says the company has agreed to pay a 57-thousand dollar penalty for illegal emissions from its Stanleytown factory.
The firm will also spend about 237-thousand dollars to install new equipment on its furniture refinishing line.
Under terms of the agreement, Stanley neither admits nor denies it violated the Clean Air Act.
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[Retail-Workers]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jmi]
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Virginia's August unemployment rate was the lowest for August in 32 years.
The labor crunch is forcing local business to work harder for their employees.
News 7 business reporter Jennifer Miele says some food service workers are getting a plate full of benefits.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Today's employees are working]
[SUPER=@jennifer1; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :14]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :27]
[SUPER=01-Thomas McClure/Store Manager; :31]
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[OUT Q=JM News 7.]

(([STAND UP] ((JENNIFER MIELE: TODAY'S EMPLOYEES ARE WORKING FOR MORE THAN JUST THEIR PAYCHECKS. THE BRAMBLETON DELI IS BRINGING SIMPLE IRA'S AND HEALTH BENEFITS TO THE TABLE.)) [RUNS09]
Half of the Deli's 70 employees are full time. After three months, the Deli will match, dollar for dollar, four percent of an employee's retirement contribution.
Employees say tuition reimbursement for work-related classes can really help open doors.
But Deli workers aren't the only ones eating up that idea.
Today, Sheetz opened it's second store in Roanoke.
[SOT]
[IN Q=We offer blue]

((WE OFFER BLUE CROSS, BLUE SHIELD. IT HAS MEDICAL COVERAGE, PRESCRIPTION PLANS, AND DENTAL COVERAGE. WE HAVE COLLEGE TUITION REIMBURSEMENT WHICH IS A VERY BIG PLUS FOR OUR COLLEGE STUDENTS. THEY HAVE TO WORK 20 HOURS A WEEK AND THEY CAN EARN UP TO $1,500 PER YEAR OF COLLEGE TUITION REIMBURSEMENT.))
[OUT Q=tution reimbursement.]

[RUNS16]
Managers say these benefits ARE keeping workers around longer.
And, they say, satisfied employees mean satisfied customers.
[SOT]
[IN Q=The food is]

((THE FOOD IS GOOD, AND THE SERVICE IS VERY NICE.)) butt butt butt butt ((THE SERVICE IS GREAT, GREAT STAFF AND NICE PEOPLE.))
[OUT Q=and nice people.]

[RUNS06]
Both the Brambleton Deli and Sheetz say they'll expand, IF they can find enough employees in this red-hot job market.
Jennifer Miele, News 7.))

[Science-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
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The Science Museum of Western Virginia may become a state agency, forming a partnership with the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week]


The local museum has been exploring the prospects of joining forces with the Museum in Richmond for several months.
The move would ensure greater financial stability for the museum at Center in the Square, by eliminating the biennial fight over inclusion in the state budget.
Executive Director Ken Schultz downplays the financial aspect, saying it would enhance the museum's educational mission.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=none]


A lot of people would have to sign off on the plan--
A final decision could come by the end of October.

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


A controversial abortion pill now has approval.
Next on News 7, find out when you might see it in this area.
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[VO-NAT]


And a new construction project is underway to help folks in the Lynchburg area get into surgery quicker.
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[Surgery-Center]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A two- million dollar project underway in Lynchburg will help cut into the time patients spend waiting for general surgery.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Officials broke ground today on a 12- thousand square foot ambulatory surgery center near Lynchburg General Hospital.
The center will handle simple, outpatient procedures like hernia repairs and tonsilectomies.
It also will help ease the hospital's overcrowded operating room schedule.
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[SOT 13:20:03]
[IN Q=So by moving]

((DR. JOHN BARNARD/ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON: SO BY MOVING THIS OFF-SITE TO A FREE- STANDING AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER, YOU REALLY GET RID OF A LOT OF THE ANXIETY THAT MANY PATIENTS HAVE MOVING TO A LARGE HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. John Barnard/Orthopedic Surgeon;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=large hospital environment.]
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[VO-NAT]


The surgery center is a joint venture between local surgeons and Centra Health.
Construction is scheduled to be completed by next April.
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[Halifax-grapes]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=sch]
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More farmers could soon turn grapes into greenbacks in Halifax County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.]


A Virginia Tech professor and expert in grape production visited half a dozen farms to inspect land and talk to farmers.
The professor says there is a potential and a market for grape growing in Southside.
There has been a wide interest from farmers like Mike Hudson who want to find alternatives to tobacco.
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[SOT 1:31:19]
[IN Q=If I could]

((MIKE HUDSON/TOBACCO GROWER: IF I COULD FIND SOMETHING ELSE THAT I ENJOYED JUST AS MUCH AND JUST AS PROFITABLE I MIGHT ENJOY NOT GROWING TOBACCO AS MUCH.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Hudson/Tobacco Grower]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=tobacco as much.]
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[VO-NAT]


Interested growers are invited to a meeting tonight at seven at the Halifax Cooperative Extension office.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=]
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A big rally for both techs and blue chips today on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW climbed 196 points, NASDAQ rose 122.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index gained a point.
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[RU-486]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-28 TC1:52:27]
[GRAPHIC=RU 486]

Since the F-D-A approved R-U 486 today -- local women will be able to get the abortion pills at Planned Parenthood in Charlottesville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

But Roanoke's Planned Parenthood clinic will NOT offer the pills, because the F-D-A requires a doctor to be on hand for potential side effects and complications, like heavy bleeding.
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[SOT 14:15:00]
[IN Q=We'll make]

((DAVID NOVA/PLANNED PARENTHOOD: WE'LL MAKE MEDICAL ABORTIONS AVAILABLE HERE IN ROANOKE WHEN WE HAVE A FULL TIME PHYSICIAN HERE IN ROANOKE. WE HAVE A PART TIME PHYSICIAN NOW AND UNTIL THAT TIME WE'LL ONLY BE PROVIDING MEDICAL ABORTIONS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE.))
[SUPER=01-David Nova/Planned Parenthood;]
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[OUT Q=IN CHARLOTTESVILLE]
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[VO-NAT]

Andrea Sexton worries about the psychological effects especially for women who drive hours away to get the pill.
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[SOT 15:01:12]
[IN Q=This is a long]

((ANDREA SEXTON/VA SOCIETY FOR HUMAN LIFE: THIS IS A LONG DRAWN OUT PROCEDURE SO IF A WOMAN GOES TO CHARLOTTESVILLE TO GET THE PILL THEN COMES BACK TO ROANOKE, SHE WILL BE HOURS AWAY FROM A DOCTOR. SHE IS ALSO GOING TO EXPERIENCE THE ABORTION POSSIBLY AWAY FROM A MEDICAL SETTING.))
[SUPER=01-Andrea Sexton/VA Society for Human Life;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=a medical setting]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


The abortion pills will cost 250 to 350 dollars at the Charlottesville Planned Parenthood clinic.

[Senate-Race]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-40 TC09:10]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Chuck Robb says RU-486 should be left up to women and their doctors.
George Allen says it should NOT-- not because of his philosophical position on abortion -- but because of side effects and health problems a woman could face.
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[VO-NAT]


Social issues, like gay rights and abortion are this week's focus, as Ellen Qualls gives us the Senate race, by the issues.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=In the wake]
[SUPER=203-Richmond/Sunday; :00]
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senate Candidate; :20]
[SUPER=201-Chuck Robb/(D) U. S. Senate Candidate; :41]
[SUPER=220-Ellen/Qualls; 2:01 ]
[RUNS=2:16]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7.]

(( In the wake of anti-gay violence in Roanoke this past weekend -- Chuck Robb reaffirmed his support for sexual orientation being added to the federal hate crimes law.
So did George Allen -- saying it's consistent with his past positions.
But we couldn't find a past position on it.
But here's a less gay friendly position.
[sot 41:44]

((GEORGE ALLEN: HE WANTS TO IMPOSE SAME SEX MARRIAGES ON VIRGINIA. AND IT'S NICE THAT HE VOTES LIKE HE'S FROM VERMONT. BUT WE WANT A SENATOR WHO SHARES THE VALUES OF THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA.)) [runs:10 ]
Vermont's just made them legal.
And in 1996, Chuck Robb was one of only 14 senators to vote against the Defense of Marriage Act which allows states to ban gay marriages.
Virginia lawmakers immediately did.
[sot sunday tape one 39:21]

((CHUCK ROBB: I HAVE NOT BEEN A PROPONENT OF GAY MARRIAGE. WHAT I HAVE BEEN IS AN OPPONENT OF DISCRIMINATION.)) [runs:07 ]
On abortion:
[sot 54:16 ]

((DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE UNQUALIFIED RIGHT OF A WOMAN TO SEEK AN ABORTION IN THE FIRST TRIMESTER, WHEN HER HEALTH IS NOT IN DANGER AND PREGNANCY IS NOT THE RESULT OF RAPE OR INCEST? GEORGE ALLEN: CHUCK YOU LOVE DRAGGING OUT THESE ISSUES IN THE MIDST OF CAMPAIGNS.)) [runs:16]
But when pushed by moderator Doug Wilder to answer the question... Allen expressed a clear difference with Roe versus Wade.
[sot 57:01]

((GEORGE ALLEN: AND IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE TO PROTECT THAT UNBORN CHILD OR THAT FETUS. AT WHAT STAGE THAT IS? THAT WOULD PROBABLY BE SOMETIME IN THE FIRST TRIMESTER.)) [runs:09]
Robb says Roe v. Wade is under attack in Congress and the courts.
[sot 03:59:23]

((CHUCK ROBB: THE RIGHT OF A WOMAN TO CHOOSE IS ONE OF THE MOST DEBATED AND IMPORTANT TOPICS THAT WE'RE GONNA FACE.))

[runs:08 ]
But Allen says the abortion debate should be limited to two things:
[SOT 54:58]

((GEORGE ALLEN: HERE'S THE ISSUES, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THAT ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO ARISE IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE.)) [RUNS:05]
On so-called partial birth abortions, Allen's for a ban.
Robb's for a late term abortion ban -- but says the partial birth ban doesn't have an exception for health of the mother. [march 1997]
On parental notification for minor abortion, Allen signed into law a bill as governor that would notify parents but allow judges to bypass parents.
Robb's would expand notification to allow grandparents, aunts, or uncles, and bypass of the parent to include social workers who testified the teen faced abuse from the parent.
That's Robb and Allen on some of the social issues Virginia's next Senator will face.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))


[Sports tease]


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George Welsh's retirement plan could be taking affect sooner that expected according to Terry Holland, the Hokies prepare for an improving Boston College program
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[VO-NAT]


and Mike Stevens will shake down week six of Friday football extra with some big hits and big news.
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[S-Welsh]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-64]
[GRAPHIC=George Welsh]


We start with football news from Charlottesville. According to Virginia athletic director Terry Holland, the plan that will lead to the eventual retirement of UVa head football coach George Welsh will be set in motion soon.
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[VO-NAT]


In a letter Holland sent to UVa fans yesterday that was posted on the Sabre.com web page, Holland writes in response to fans fears and frustrations over the football program and the possible retirement of 67 year old coach George Welsh..."Many of those concerns are magnified by the fact that there is no public transition timetable in place at this time. It is fair for there to be an expectation that by the end of this season there will be such a timetable in place. I will guarantee that it will be in place.
Here is what Welsh had to say in an interview this morning regarding Holland's letter.
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[IN Q=]
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[OUT Q=...anymore comment"]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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Virginia Tech and Boston College are all set for their saturday date in Chestnut Hill. Although the Hokies have outscored the Eagles 117 to 28 since 1996, they have complete respect for them.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/5-2 Record vs. Boston College; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom O'Brien/Boston College Head Coach; :19]
[RUNS=:31]
[OUT Q=.......defense has gotten better"]
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You can watch this game right here on your Hometown station.

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[go to pinnacle 1020] right after the Tech/BC game be sure to catch another NASCAR 2000 special. We will attempt you get you set for this weekend's NAPA Auto Care 500 at Martinsville. Hope you can join us for both game and half hour special this Saturday night.
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[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-76 10927tc ]
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The High school football season moves past the midway point for many teams tomorrow night. Mike Stevens now checks in with a look at what's coming up tomorrow night on Friday Football Extra.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=@mike1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Johnson/Patrick Henry Head Coach; :23]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Friday; :31]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; 1:32]
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[OUT Q=...news 7 sports."]
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((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((JEFF JOHNSON:)) (( The Patriots get their final pre-district play challenge against E.C. Glass this week against E.C. Glass. Injured tailback Jermaine Myers is still questionable, but the challenge of playing in the Hill City is not. ((JEFF JOHNSON)) ((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((FFE ROLL:)) And finally in case you missed it last week - take a look at the wildest play from week five. Botetourt's Matt Dooley goes for the catch - he gets drilled by Northside's Tommy Morgan - the ball pops loose but lands right in Dooley's hands for the TD. Coaches - don't forget to phone in your scores to 1800-777-wdbj. Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))


[S-Pierce]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-71 (1:38:39)]
[GRAPHIC=NBA LOGO]


Boston's Paul Pierce is out of the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :]


The former Kanas All-American was stabbed numberous times at a nightclub early Monday. He was released from the New England Medical Center today the same day that two men were charged in connection with the stabbing.
Tony Hurston and Trevor Watson pleaded innocent today and a third suspect William Ragland remains at large. (------------)