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Westvaco announces plans to merge with another paper company.
We'll see how that may strengthen Westvaco and be a cause for concern among employees at the same time.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And one of the few independent watchdogs in Virginia is now closed for good.

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[ANCHOR=steve]
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In sports, The Avalanche talks about the playoffs, we will preview the James Madison football team for this season

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[VO-NAT]


and a former full scholarship talent at Virginia Tech will be dunking basketballs at Roanoke College this season.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Making your plans for the holiday weekend? Just be prepared to duck indoors from time to time. An unsettled forecast just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[IN Q=It creates a stronger...]
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((TOM JEWELL;WESTVACO SPOKESMAN; IT CREATES A STRONGER PACKAGING COMPANY. WE'LL BE FOCUSING ON PACKAGING PAPER AND SPECIALTY CHEMICALS, AND BOTH COMPANIES BRING STRENGTHS IN THAT MARKET.))
[OUT Q=strengths in this market.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Westvaco announces it's merging to compete in a tough market.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

But even though there's word of layoffs elsewhere, the company says Covington's mill should escape unscathed.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Westvaco]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Westvaco and Ohio-based Meade corporation announced a merger to form the fifth largest pulp and paper company in the country.
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]

The companies say cutbacks will be made, but won't say how many workers will get pink slips.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington]

Westvaco says the cutbacks should mainly be confined to the support and purchasing departments, and not in manufacturing. That's good news for Covington where the company employs more than 18-hundred people. The company says it has spent significant money updating its mill there, and that should help it continue to be a valuable asset to the company.
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[IN Q=]

((TOM JEWELL/WESTVACO SPOKESMAN; WE'VE SPENT CLOST TO A BILLION DOLLARS IN THE LAST 15 YEARS IN MODERNIZING THIS MILL. WE'RE TECHNOLOGICALLY SOPHISTICATED AND WE HAVE ADVANCED SYSTEMS HERE.)) ((STEVE BRYANT; 25 YEARS WITH WESTVACO; IN TODAY'S MARKET, YOU HAVE TO GROW AND GET STRONGER OR BE CONSUMED BY SOMEONE ELSE. SO I THINK IT'S A GOOD THING FOR THE COMPANY.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Jewell/Westvaco Spokesman]
[SUPER=01-Steve Bryant/25 Years With Westvaco; :11]
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[OUT Q=good thing for the company.]
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[VO-NAT]

Westvaco officials add the merger will help the two mid-sized companies compete in a struggling market. Pending federal approval, the merger is expected to be closed by the end of the year.
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[Amherst-Mold]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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More mold... this time in an Amherst County Middle School.
Officials say a visual inspection of (ma-NEL-i-son) Monelison Middle School revealed mold in one classroom and in a number of partitions separating rooms.
That after several staff members expressed concern.
Southern Air Services will clean the room and remove the partitions tonight, and wipe down surfaces throughout the school tomorrow.
Air quality will continue to be monitored when school begins next week.

[Warren]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC1:40:42]
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A tumultuous relationship ended late last year with the death of a Roanoke man at the hands of his girlfriend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Brenda Warren tried to convince the judge today that she'd been a battered woman. A psychologist suggested that Warren killed Edward Anderson either by accident or in self- defense as they grappled with a steak knife.
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[SOT 10:03]
[IN Q=and he just walked around]

((AND HE JUST WALKED AROUND THE BED AND SAT DOWN AND JUST SAT THERE. THEN I NOTICED HE WASN'T MOVING.))
[SUPER=01-Brenda Warren/Defendant]
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[OUT Q=wasn't moving.]
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[VO-NAT]

Rather than immediately dial 9-1-1, she remained in their motel room with the body for 30 hours. The couple had traded cross warrants for assault, but the judge was not persuaded Anderson had been some abusive tyrant.
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[SOT 11:30:20]
[IN Q=There was a day]

((THERE WAS A DAY IN APRIL, 1865, WHEN JOHN WILKES BOOTH, LEAPING FROM THE BALCONY OF FORD'S THEATER, SAID IN LATIN, "THUS ALWAYS TO TYRANTS."))
[SUPER=01-Judge Clifford Weckstein/Roanoke Circuit Court]
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[OUT Q=always to tyrants."]
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[VO-NAT]

Judge Weckstein pointed out many people view the death of President Lincoln differently. The Judge sentenced Warren to serve 10 years in prison.
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[Franklin-Fatal]


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A Rocky Mount man died this morning after he crashed head-on into a logging truck.
State Police say 71-year old Harold Wayne Prillaman crossed the center line on Route 643 in Franklin County.
His pickup hit the oncoming logging truck and caught fire. Prillaman died at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
State police believe he may have fallen asleep and say he was not wearing a seat belt.

[Common-Cause]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The national advocacy group Common Cause says it "represents the unified voice of the people against corruption in government and big money special interests."
This summer the group closed its Virginia office for good.
Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls reports.
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[IN Q=There are very few voices that speak ]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Calos/Former Common Cause Director; :16]
[SUPER=01-Evan Owen/Spirit Cruises; QUICK! :52]
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[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]

(( There are very few voices that speak with authority on governmental ethics in Richmond.
Common Cause of Virginia executive director Steve Calos was one.
Then, his national office faced a budget shortfall and closed him down in June.
Calos does NOT mince words.
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((STEVE CALOS/FORMER COMMON CAUSE DIRECTOR: WELL FRANKLY I THINK THE DECISION WAS NUTS. VIRGINIA IS ONE OF ONLY TWO STATES WITH RACES THIS YEAR. ....STATE NEEDS TO BE LOOKED AT IT'S VIRGINIA.))
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Fittingly enough, a 90 foot yacht showed up in Richmond this week -- for use by lobbyists who want to entertain lawmakers in style during this winter's General Assembly session.
Spirit Cruises says it's just filling a need.
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((EVAN OWEN/SPIRIT CRUISES: TO SOME DEGREE IT'S DEMOCRACY, I MEAN THAT'S THE WAY THE GOVERNMENT WORKS.))
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Virginia is the state where Republicans and Democrats alike cannot get answers they want on the fiscal health of the Commonwealth from their Republican governor.
When they ask, the Governor's Press Secretary Lila White, seen here in red, calls them names.
Calos spoke out on that as an individual.
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((STEVE CALOS/GOVERNMENT ETHICS WATCHDOG: WE THINK IT'S NOT RIGHT REGARDLESS OF THE PARTY THAT'S DOING IT ..STATE PAPER TO DO ANY POLITICKING.))
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For the record, White responds: we were attacked about governance, and it cost nothing to fire back.
There may be a happy ending for those who like watchdogs.
Calos says he will take Virginia donations and form a new ethical oversight group within a matter of weeks.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[Warner]


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Senator John Warner weighed in on national budget concerns in the New River Valley today.
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Warner tackled the topic as keynote speaker at an NRV-Montgomery County Republican luncheon.
He says he heard the news that social security funds will be used to meet the budget during his four-day tour of Southwest Virginia.
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((SEN. JOHN WARNER/(R) VIRGINIA; I THINK THE FULL FAITH AND CREDIT OF THE UNITED STATES TREASURY IS TO ALWAYS BE BEHIND SOCIAL SECURITY. PERSONS WHO OWN THAT YEARS OF HARD WORK AND CONTRIBUTIONS SHOULD NEVER LOSE A WINK OF SLEEP WORRYING.))
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[OUT Q=wink of sleep worrying.]
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[VO-NAT]

Warner says the issue will be looked at more closely when congress reconvenes Tuesday. He wraps up his visit to our region tomorrow in Lynchburg.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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A judge's ruling could mean big bucks for people living along Norfolk-Southern tracks.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And some Roanoke cops trade their guns for a little elbow grease.
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[College-Hill]
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A neighborhood of vacant lots and boarded-up homes in Lynchburg will soon get a much- needed facelift.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-SHot]
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The non- profit group Community Housing Partners will sink nearly three million dollars into renovating ten run- down homes in the College Hill area.
The houses will be converted into 28 low- income apartments, which C-H-P will oversee and maintain.
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((LAURA DUPUY/L'BURG NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION: THEY'RE VACANT, THEY'RE BOARDED UP AND THEY'RE DETERIORATING. MANY OF THEM ARE JUST BEAUTIFUL STRUCTURES AND IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL TO HAVE ANY USE FOR THEM. MAINTENANCE IS A BIG ISSUE, SO YOU NEED SOMETHING THAT HAS A MAINTENANCE BUDGET BUILT IN.))
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[OUT Q=budget built in.]
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The money comes from a combination of federal tax credits, loans and grants.
Renovations should get underway next month and take a year to complete.
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Children and bicycles go hand in hand. But sometimes families don't have the money to make sure their children's bikes are safe. Teresa Hamilton tells us about a group of local officers who want to make sure every child is given a chance to be a kid.
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(([start with nat sound] From flat tires to broken chains-- these Roanoke police officers did their best this afternoon to return these bikes to working order... along with some help from Cardinal Bicycle.
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((I NEED A BACK TIRE BECAUSE MY DOG BUSTED A WHOLE IN IT)) [runs07]
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These children live at Jamestown Place-- a low income housing community in Roanoke where police have been trying to get to know the children and their families a little better.
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((HE FIXED IT, MADE IT GOOD SO I CAN RIDE AGAIN.)) [RUNS05]
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((WE WANT THESE KIDS TO ENJOY THEMSELVES... WE DON'T WANT ANYBODY TO BE LEFT OUT.)) [runs09]
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The Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority also helped pick up the tab-- And, for many families here, everyone's help was appreciated.
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((A LOT OF KIDS OVER HERE DON'T HAVE MONEY TO GET BIKES AND THEY JUST NEED HELP DOING IT.)) [RUNS09]
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((ESTHER WARD/PARENT: I KNOW THAT'S WHY I'M HERE. ))
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This is the first time Roanoke police have held such an event-- one where police and the community were able to clearly repair more than just bikes. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.))

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The city of Salem has tapped a twenty-six year veteran to lead its Fire Department.
Today, officials announced the selection of Pat Counts as the city's new fire chief.
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Counts joined the fire department in 1974, and has served as Assistant Chief for the last seven years.
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He will succeed Danny Hall, who recently announced his plan to retire at the end of the year.

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Railroad tracks on your property could get you some serious cash.
That's because a Norfolk Southern subsidiary wants to lay fiber optic cable along certain routes.
Today a judge said the company will have to pay landowners that have cable on their sides of the tracks.
The settlement gives landowners in 15 states -- including Virginia -- six thousand dollars per mile when fiber optic lines are installed.

[Stocks]


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The weakest Gross Domestic Product numbers in eight years sent Wall Street lower again. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW dropped 131 points.
NASDAQ fell 22.
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[Gods-Generals]
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History is being recreated today on the campuses of V-M-I and Washington and Lee in Lexington.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


That's the backdrop for several scenes in the civil war movie "Gods and Generals."
[ANCHOR=Keith]
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It's a prequel to the movie "Gettysburg."
As Marya Jones reports, reliving its history on the Big Screen is an honor for VMI.
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[SUPER=01-David Rossi/VMI First Classman; :35]
[SUPER=01-Frankie Faison/Actor; 1:08]
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[OUT Q=MJ News 7, Lexington.]
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[NATSOUND] ((NATS: DRUM ROLL)) [RUNS:03]
This time, the cameras were rolling as General Stonewall Jackson's body returned to VMI... the school he taught at before the Civil War.
But if it looked like 1863 on film, everywhere else, it was 2001.
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[NATS: LADY WITH MOVIE CLAPBOARD 19:00:17] ((NATS: MARK. (CLICK.))) [RUNS:02]
The school turned back the clock for just one day, supplying the backdrop for the Civil War movie "Gods and Generals."
The film chronicles the early years of the Civil War.
It also gave students like David Rossi a chance to re-enact his school's history.
He was one of about two-dozen V-M-I cadets who took leave to spend the day as an extra.
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[SOT 19:14:57 - 19:15:03]

((DAVID ROSSI/VMI 1ST CLASSMAN: THE OTHER EXTRAS WERE MAKING COMMENT BECAUSE WE WERE THE ONES THAT COULD STAY IN STEP AND OUR UNIFORMS FIT, SO WE COULD TELL THE DIFFERENCE. )) [RUNS:06]
The film, shot in Virginia and Maryland, has 230 extras and 300 re-enactors.
Lead actors, like Robert Duvall, who plays Robert E. Lee, and Jeff Daniels and Mira Sorvino, were NOT in any of the scenes.
For actor and native Virginian Frankie Faison, who plays Stonewall Jackson's cook, this was a return to the area.


He played a freed slave in the movie "Sommersby."
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[SOT 19:11:25 - :42]

((FRANKIE FAISON/ACTOR: IT'S JUST AWESOME AND AWE-INSPIRING BECAUSE THIS IS ACTUALLY WHERE THE EVENTS TOOK PLACE AND AS WE RE-CREATE IT, SOMETHING'S TELLING YOU THE GHOST, THE SPIRIT, IS HERE IN YOU, GIVING YOU A BIT OF ADDED ENERGY AND COMMITMENT.)) [RUNS:17]
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[SU 19:20:12 - :25] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: THE FILMMAKERS CAN GET EVERYTHING THEY NEED HERE IN LEXINGTON IN JUST ONE DAY. BUT THEY PLAN TO STAY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA UNTIL MID-SEPTEMBER SHOOTING TWO BATTLE SCENES. THEY EXPECT TO RELEASE THE FILM LATE NEXT YEAR. MJN7, LEXINGTON.)) [RUNS:13]))


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The Maroons land a huge basketball talent who was at Virginia Tech, the Avs talk playoffs,
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and Mike Stevens checks in on James Madison and finds out what the Dukes have for fans this season.
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[S-Hoops]


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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-104]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke College]


Roanoke's men's basketball team welcomes Kenny Harrell to the roster this season. He's a former full scholarship guard at Virginia Tech.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]

Harrell is enrolled and playing pick up with his new teammates. The 6'5" guard whose brother coaches the boys at Eastern Montgomery, thought the Maroons gave him the warmest welcome.
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Harrell, who has two years of eligibility after playing at Division II Shaw University in 2000, left Tech during the 1998-99 season after he was charged with firing an automatic weapon into the sky across from Cassell Coliseum. Ultimately, Kenny served community service and the incident is behind him.
Roanoke gets player who was on track to make a huge impact for the Hokies, a clear Division I talent now in Division three in the ODAC.
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[SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke Head Basketball Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=anything different"]
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[S-Salem]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=rst]
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[GRAPHIC=Salem Avalanche]

The Avalanche opens the playoffs against Kinston Labor Day at Grainger Stadium. The opening series will be played in Kinston because the Indians were the first and second half Champs.
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :]


Only the sound of a lawn mower could be heard at Salem Memorial Stadium this morning as the team prepared to leave for a 4 game set at Winston-Salem to end the regular season.
Before the team bus pulled out for the trip, The players were just as excited about playing the Warthogs and entering the playoffs with some momentum.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Just want to...]
[SUPER=01-Chris Warren/Avalanche Infielder; :00]
[SUPER=01-Garrett Atkins/Avalanche Infielder; :18]
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[OUT Q=.....positive note.]
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[S-JMU]


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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-100 10727TC]
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James Madison is known as the alma mater of our own Robin Reed, but the Dukes are hoping football will become their second claim to fame. Mike Stevens has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Harrisonburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mickey Matthews/Third Year as JMU Head Coach; :31]
[SUPER=@mike1; :39]
[SUPER=01-Robert Carson/JMU Senior from Bedford ; :52]
[SUPER=01-Frank Cobbs/JMU Freshman from Pulaski; 1:22]
[SUPER=01-Josh Haymore/JMU Freshman from Staunton River; 1:48]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]

(( The Dukes open this season this Saturday night at Bridgeforth Stadium against Elon in a six o'clock kickoff. If you're going you better buy a program. After losing 18 letterman a year ago, the Dukes graduated 26 off of last year's team. One It's the most inexperienced team at JMU since the Dukes moved up to the Division one double a level more than two decades ago. ((MICKEY MATTHEWS/JMU HEAD COACH:)) ((STANDUP:)) ((ROBERT CARSON:))
Carson is just one of a number of talented running backs on the team. That's the one sot where the Dukes are loaded a

nd for that reason freshman Frank Cobbs from Pulaski likely will redshirt this season. ((FRANK COBBS:)) The newcomer who just might make the biggest difference this season is freshman Josh Haymore from Staunton River. He is the Dukes long snapper. ((MICKEY MATTHEWS:)) ((JOSH HAYMORE:)) Again, the Dukes home opener is this Saturday night at 6. In Harrisonburg, Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))