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Coming up on News 7-
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Police say they've found what could be the murder weapon on Nickolay Soltys.
New rules may make it tough for some people to give blood.
And Dale Earnhardt Junior- and others in a different kind of race... tonight. They're all over the place.
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[Anchor=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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Authorities catch up with fugitive Nickolay Soltys today. Tonight they say he was carrying a knife that may have been the murder weapon.
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[SOT 20:32:30]
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((THE KNIFE IS CONSISTENT WITH ... MURDER WEAPON.))
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[OUT Q=murder weapon.]
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Now authorities say Soltys is speaking freely with investigators.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good evening...

[Soltys]


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After a ten day manhunt... Nickolay Soltys is captured. Tonight he's behind bars in a California prison.
It was Soltys brother who alerted authorities-
As Manuel Gallegus reports Soltys brother spoke to reporters through a translator- tonight.
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[SOT 19:51:11]
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[SUPER=01-Det. Chris Joachim/Sacramento Co. Police Department; :22]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Virgil Brown/Sacramento Co. Police Department; :59]
[SUPER=10-Stepan Soltys/Brother/Voice of Translator; 1:12]
[Super=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; 1:19]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Sacramento.]

((A DISHEVELED NIKOLAY SOLTYS IS FINALLY DRIVEN AWAY IN HANDCUFFS ... 10-DAYS AFTER HIS ALLEGED KILLING SPREE. POLICE CAPTURED THE ELUSIVE UKRANIAN IMMIGRANT THURSDAY MORNING, AT HIS MOTHER'S HOME IN A SACRAMENTO SUBURB. OFFICIALS SAY NIKOLAY'S BROTHER SPOTTED HIM HIDING UNDER A DESK IN THE BACKYARD -- AND IMMEDIATELY CALLED 9-1-1. POLICE THEN APPROACHED THE BACK GATE.
(SOT:SHERIFF'S DETECTIVE CHRIS JOACHIM/SACREMENTO COUNTY POLICE)

"As he heard us, he sprang to his feet and appeared as if he was going to run. But an inoperable refrigerator's door was open, blocking his exit. (butt) He thrust his hands in the air as soon as I entered the gate, so I immediately saw he wasn't armed...so I disarmed my gun and grabbed him" SOLTYS HAS BEEN ON THE RUN SINCE AUGUST 20TH, WHEN POLICE SAY HE STABBED HIS PREGNANT WIFE, HIS TODDLER, AND FOUR OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS. SOLTYS GOT AWAY AND BECAME THE FOCUS OF A NATIONWIDE MANHAUNT. HIS NAME MADE THE FBI'S 10 MOST WANTED LIST. BUT APPARENTLY SOLTYS NEVER LEFT THE SACREMENTO AREA. INVESTIGATORS SAY HE MAY HAVE BEEN HIDING IN A WOODED PLACE NEAR HIS MOTHER'S HOME.
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"He was very dirty. His feet were dirty. His whole body was bascically dirty, like he had been camping out." LATE TODAY, SOLTYS' RELIEVED BROTHER THANKED POLICE, THE MEDIA AND THEIR COMMUNITY:
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Recovered a knife believed to be murder weapon. MG CBS News Sacramento.))

[Aaliyah]


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New figures show the plane carrying singer Aaliyah was overweight when it crashed in the Bahamas.
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[SUPER=03-Bahamas;]


John Frank of the Cessna Pilots association says "no question about it.. They were overloaded.
He says the weight caused the pilot to lose control.
New figures from the Bahamas Civil Aviation Department show the weight was about 55 hundred pounds at takeoff.. not including the weight of passengers and one lost bag.
The maximum authorized takeoff weight is 63 hundred pounds... a difference of 800 pounds.
All nine people on board the plane died.
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[Lex-Plane]


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The National Transportation Safety Board released its findings today on the Lexington plane crash that killed two men.
The report says inadaquate preflight planning contributed to the wreck.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington/August 30, 2000]

A year ago today, the plane broke up in the air before plunging to the ground, killing both men on board. The flight was on its way from West Virginia to South Carolina. The N-T-S-B report says pilot Jack Gambino of New York was not instrument rated, tried to fly into inclement weather and became disoriented. The report says Gambino did not obtain a pre-flight weather briefing, and the plane's inspection had expired.
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[Medflight]


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After years of waiting, central and southside Virginia now have a medevac helicopter they can call their own.
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State and local officials helped unveil the new medflight chopper during ceremonies today at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Now, instead of waiting for a helicopter from Roanoke or Charlottesville, help for trauma victims will be no more than 15 minutes away.
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[IN Q=A lot of]

((COL. GERALD MASSENGILL/VA STATE POLICE: A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE, OUR PILOTS, OUR PARAMEDICS WILL BE WORKING HAND IN GLOVE WITH OUR PEOPLE TO DELIVER THESE STATE- OF THE- ART SERVICES TO MAKE SURE THAT PUBLIC SAFETY IS KICKED UP A NOTCH.))

[SUPER=01-Col. Gerald Massengill/State Police;]
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[OUT Q=kicked up a notch.]
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The state is spending two and a half million dollars a year to lease four new medevac choppers.
The helicopter that'll be used in Lynchburg used to serve the Richmond area.
It goes into service Saturday.
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[Blood-Supply]


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[***ANCHOR TAG***]
Some are calling it a bloody mess.
The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donations for the upcoming holiday weekend.
But as Justin McLeod found out new safeguards designed to make that blood safer could also cut the supply.
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((((NAT SOUND OF VOLLEYBALL GAME; 19:40:34))
Roanoke College volleyball coach Kelly Perrine thought she netted the opportunity of a lifetime when she spent a semester in Spain eight years ago. Now, that trip is coming back to bite her.
She can no longer donate blood.
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((KELLY PERRINE/LIVED SPAIN: I UNDERSTAND THE FEAR BUT ITS ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE, ITS LIKE I AM A HEALTHY BEING, IF I WANTED TO GIVE BLOOD I WOULD BE A GOOD CHOICE FOR THAT.)) [Runs07]
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Kelly is what the American Red Cross calls a risky donor.
Beginning September 17th, the American Red Cross will turn away any donor who spent more than three months in the United Kingdom or six months in Europe since 1980.
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[IN Q=This is associated with the human]

((BOB LUTJEN/AMERICAN RED CROSS: THIS IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE HUMAN MAD COW DISEASE AND THE DESIRE TO KEEP THE BLOOD SUPPLY ABSOLUTELY SAFE.)) [Runs08]
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Safe and adequate.
Critics charge the plan could eliminate as much as 9 percent of the current donor pool.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE PRICE OF BLOOD IS ALSO GOING UP. THIS SUMMER, THE AMERICAN RED CROSS RAISED THE PRICES ON BLOOD IT SELLS TO HOSPITALS. IN THE SHORT TERM, THAT SHOULD HAVE NO AFFECT ON YOU THE PATIENT. BUT DOWN THE ROAD IT COULD MEAN HIGHER PRICES FOR THAT PROCEDURE YOU HAVE DONE.)) [Runs14]
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((NAT SOUND OF PUTTING BLOOD IN CONTAINER; 19:33:34))
New guidelines and better testing of blood forced the Red Cross to raise their prices.
Area hospitals say it's too early to determine whether that cost will be passed on to the patient.
Some believe its a small price to pay to ensure mad cow stays away.
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((KELLY PERRINE: I FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE TO DO WHAT THEY HAVE I GUESS JUST TO DO TO BE SAFE. IT'S A SCARY ISSUE, MAD COW DISEASE SO I UNDERSTAND.)) [Runs06]
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An understanding for some, for others it's a thin red line that could do more harm than good.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Red Cross will hold a blood drive for the holiday weekend Friday and Saturday at its Church Avenue facilities in Roanoke.

[Price]


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A witness says a broken fingernail may have driven a Roanoke teenager to murder.
Today, a judge found probable cause to charge 15-year-old Rebecca Cristina Price with murder.
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16-year-old Neville (na-VILLLE) "Cut-Cut" Swain died shortly after he was shot in the head inside his Elm Avenue apartment last March.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March;]


Swain's friend testified that the two were playing and laughing right up until the gun went off.
Prosecutors say the gun was NOT loaded when the teens played with it the night before and that Price went and got it after Swain broke her nail.
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((NEAL HORN/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: SHE TOOK THE WEAPON IN HAND, POINTED IT AT THE VICTIM'S HEAD AND PULLED THE TRIGGER.))
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[OUT Q=pulled the trigger.]
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Price's attorneys say the shooting was an accident and she did not know the gun was loaded.
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The family of a 14-year-old girl shot to death last year says the boy who killed her is getting off easy.
Today, a judge sentenced the 16-year-old to 64 hours of community service.
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He was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of his friend, 14-year-old Ashley Jones.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January;]


Prosecutors say the boy planned to fire the gun at midnight at a News Year's Eve party in this Northwest Roanoke apartment complex.
He ended up shooting Jones.
He said it was accidental, but Jones' grandmother believes the shooting was deliberate.
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[IN Q=The sentence the judge]

((CORLISS JONES/VICTIM'S GRANDMOTHER: THE SENTENCE THE JUDGE GAVE HIM WAS NOT RIGHT. HE SHOULD HAVE GIVEN HIM SOME TIME BECAUSE MY GRANDDAUGHTER IS DEAD AND GONE. THEY GOT THEIR SON.))
[SUPER=01-Corliss Jones/Victim's Grandmother;]
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[OUT Q=they got their son.]
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Teachers and relatives testified on the boy's behalf, saying he's depressed and suffered enough already.
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[Powerball-Lawsuit]


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The lawsuit over a winning Poweball ticket has been dropped.
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[SUPER=03-Portland, ME;]


Co-workers of Pat Wales claimed they were part of an office pool.. and were entitled to part of the 41 million dollar jackpot.
Wales says she kept the office tickets separate from her own, and today, lawyers for her co-workers agreed... the evidence did not warrant the lawsuit, so it was dropped.
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Meanwhile a brother and sister have come forward with the winning Powerball ticket in Delaware.
Kathleen Kearney is a first-grade teacher in Delaware. Her brother, Michael, is an attorney from near Pittsburgh.

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Life gets back to normal at a Bedford business damaged by fire.
That's still ahead on News 7.
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And life is anything but normal for folks living near this train derailment.
We'll have the latest.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office as Jeff gets crushed by George and the Patriots, as well. A preview of Ferrum College football is on the way tonight, plus girls high school hoops from the Botetourt Invitational. The complete high school football schedule for tomorrow night is coming up along with a wild night of go cart raci

ng at Myrtle Beach tonight on the Big 7.))[Bob-Hope]


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After spending four days in the hospital, things are looking up for legendary entertainer, Bob Hope.
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[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]

Hope was admitted to the hospital in Burbank on Sunday. Doctors say at the time, he was in serious condition with a case of pneumonia. But now, things are beginning to turn around for the 98 year old performer.
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((DR. LEE KAGAN; I WOULD LIKE TO CLARIFY THAT MISTER HOPE IS NOT ON LIFE SUPORT, HE IS NOT ON A BREATHING MACHINE, OR A VENTILATOR.))
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[VO-NAT]

Physicians say Hope still cannot eat but that his lungs are clearing and he's responding well to treatment. Hope's wife is asking friends, family and fans to keep him in their prayers.
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[Train-Derailment]


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The ride was stopped short for a Kansas train when the engine derailed..and caught fire.
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[SUPER=03-Mulvane, KS;]


Officials evacuated about 100 residents when the blaze broke out just after midnight in an area south of (Wich-i-tahw) Wichita.
The fire chief says between 30 and 40 cars were involved, some of the cars contained hazardous materials.
Authorities say the train apparently hit some equipment sitting on the tracks
No injuries have been reported.
Until it's determined exactly what ignited the fire, officials plan to let the blaze burn itself out.
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[Fleetwood]


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A fire in Bedford yesterday has victims re-fueling tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


An office trailer at Fleetwood homes on 460 caught fire yesterday afternoon while several employees were still inside.
No one was injured ... and no one is complaining.
In fact, employees have turned their focus away from the fire and toward rebuilding.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Our main goal]

((JASON WOOLDRIGE: OUR MAIN GOAL IS TO TAKE CARE OF THE CUSTOMERS WE'VE GOT. OF COURSE LIKE ANY BUSINESS, WE WANT ALL THE NEW BUSINESS WE CAN GET. OUR MAIN FOCUS IN THE PEOPLE WE HAVE ESTABLISHED CONTRACTS WITH TO SEE THAT THEY GET IN THEIR HOMES.))
[SUPER=01-Jason Wooldrige/Fleetwood Homes]
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[OUT Q=in their homes.]
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The blaze apparently started in a corner of the back porch.
Leaking gas from a grill helped fuel the flames, but employees are thankful the tank didn't explode.
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[Monelison]


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Mold has been removed from another central Virginia school, just days before students are set to return to class.


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[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Workers with Southern Air were called to (ma-NELL-i-son) Monelison Middle School in Amherst County after staff noticed mold growing in a classroom and on several par-titions.
The mold was removed and crews gave the entire building a wipe-down tonight.
School officials say they won't know until tomorrow what kind of bacteria they're dealing with.
Bedford and Campbell Counties also have experienced mold problems in their schools.
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A fight's brewing over an American flag and a Confederate monument.
Find out why next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And a Roanoke music company makes a splash in the bluegrass scene... and is hoping for some big awards.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]


[Statue-Flag]


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Most people see nothing wrong with the American flag flying above a century-old statue.
But that's not the case for some folks in Luray.
The Virginia Heritage Coalition say an American flag flying over a Confederate statue in Luray violates a Virginia law banning Union markings on Confederate memorials and vice versa.
The group says the U-S flag is the quintessential Union marking ... and that the town must replace it with a Confederate flag to comply with state law.
Luray's mayor says the town has no intention of replacing the flag.

[Acutab]


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Southwest Virginia will be well- represented when the International Bluegrass Music Association hands out awards in October.
John Lawless is hoping a project he organized will prevail against some tough competition.
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Lawless is the founder of Acutab, the Roanoke publisher of bluegrass music instruction books.
"Knee Deep in Bluegrass: The Acutab sessions" included many of the artists who are featured in Acutab publications.
The project is nominated in two categories including instrumental album, and recorded event.
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[IN Q=That puts us up against Ricky Skaggs]

((THAT PUTS US UP AGAINST RICKY SKAGGS' PROJECT, BIG MON, WHICH IS HIS TRIBUTE TO BILL MONROE. IT FEATURES TRAVIS TRITT, AND THE DIXIE CHICKS AND ALL THESE WELL-KNOWN COUNTRY ARTISTS, SO TO SEE ANYTHING WITH THE WORD ACUTAB RIGHT THERE IN THE SAME CATEGORY WITH ALL THOSE NAMES IS A REAL TREAT.))
[SUPER=01-John Lawless/Acutab Publications]
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[OUT Q=is a real treat.]
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Other nominees from our area include, Ralph Stanley, Dan Tyminski, Herschel Sizemore and members of the Lonesome River Band.

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Redskins' highlights, Girl's basketball action, a ferrum football preview, the entire list of high school games for tomorrow night, and Dale Jr. on the go cart track tonight. But first in the Extra Point -
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[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL/MLB-Devils Rays; :00]

The Seattle Mariners and manager Lou Pinella shutout the Devil Rays 4-to-nothing. Freddy Garcia improved his record to 15-to-5 pitching 6 and two thirds innings and striking out 6. He got plenty of run support from Brett Boone in the fourth as he hits this two run homer to break open a scoreless game. They got some insurance in the 5th as David Bell hit a solo shoT. The Mariners beat the Devil Rays 4-to-nothing. Seattle now has 96 wins.
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[S-Redskins]


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The Washington Redskins closed out the preseason with another lackluster effort last night in Foxboro, Massachusetts against the New England Patriots.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Foxboro, MA/WRC; :00]

Jeff George played the entire first half. It's too bad his offensive line didn't know they were supposed to do the same. Roman Pheifer blows through the block and sacks George. It would only get worse for the 11 year veteran as Pheifer sacks him again, tips the ball and Matt Vrabel picks off the pass in midair. George had two interceptions in the first half. The pounding wasn't over. The Patriots come with the blitz and George has no where to hide. To his credit he would hang in the game and lead the Skins to a late TD with a nice toss to Kevin Lockett.
[SUPER=30-Washington/13/New England/33;]

The Redskins first team offense was outscored 78-to-23 in the preseason. They lose 33-to-13.
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[S-VMI]


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The VMI Keydets opened up their 2001 football season last night with a a 41-to-18 loss to Duquesne. Gene Coffman led VMI with 154 yards rushing and two touchdowns, but the Keydets gave up 27 points in the first half and never recovered.

[S-Girl]


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A kicker for Jacksonville State booted an extra point last night against Cumberland College. No big deal except that the kicker was a woman. Ashley Martin became the first woman to play and score a point in a division one game last night. She also plays soccer - on the women's team.

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The Winston Cup stars are in Darlington this weekend. But last night they were in nearby Myrtle Beach hanging out at a go cart track.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Myrtle Beach, FL; :00]

The event was held to determine the fan pairings for the next No Bull 5 million dollar race at Richmond next Month. Last night, Michael Waltrip, Dale Earnhardt Junior, Ward Burton, Bobby Labonte and Elliott Sadler strapped themselves inside these go-carts and literally went after each other. The race lasted only about 50 laps, but were at least that many spins. In fact it looked a lot like Martinsville or Bristol. Ward Burton eventually won the race while Little "E" ended up last but with the most direct hits.
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[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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A triple header of hoops in Daleville at the Cavalier invitational. In the opener Pulaski beat Eastern Montgomery. The host team played last.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daleville/Jeff. Forest vs. Lord Botetourt; :00]

Lord Botetourt's Christian Graham steps up from the top of the key and takes advantage of the packed in defense to knock in the three. Botetourt would keep rolling as Christian Graham gets the ball to Amber Graham who hits the jumper. Forest would keep it close with Kate Hubbard's pass to Colby Neighbors. She scores but Botetourt wins it 47-to-38.
[SUPER=04-Salem vs. Heritage;]

The middle game of the triple header had Salem taking on Heritage. The Pioneers were tough inside as Nadia Shelton misses the shot, but big time Tekita Butler cleans the glass and hits the tough fade away in the fourth. This one went to overtime, and that's where Salem won it from the line. The final Salem 59, Heritage 52.
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[S-FFE]


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Friday Football Extra's 18th season kicks off tonight. This season you can check in with us every Friday morning and get the full schedule of games on this side of the state.
Here are the kickoff times with home teams on the bottom.
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[S-Ferrum]


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Ferrum opens the season this weekend at home this Saturday against Wesley College. Roy Stanley has more on what promises to be a big year for the Panthers.
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[SUPER=01-Dave Davis/Ferrum Head Coach; :17]
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((The Panthers finished the season last year 7 and 3 missing the post season by one game.
But 17-seniors, some that played on both sides of the ball have graduated forcing the Panthers to call on the young players to perform.)) ((DAVE DAVIS/FERRUM HEAD COACH:)) ((Some of those players will have to grow up quick. The Panthers are the preseason pick to finish first in the Dixie Conference.
Ferrum finished last year with the top rated defense in the nation But offensively Quarterback Phillip Hairston is the only returning starter in the backfield.)) ((PHIL HAIRSTON/FERRUM QUARTERBACK:)) ((DAVIS:)) ((ROY STANDUP:))
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The Roanoke Express has signed a former draft pick on the Washington Caps in left winger Dan Reja. He was the 171st overall pick in the 1994 draft. He is tested veteran who has played in 218 games as a pro. Last season he played in Germany.

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The best returning player on the defending national championship Duke basketball team has broken his hand. Point guard Jason Williams fractured his non-shooting hand in a pick-up game on campus. He should be ready for practice on October 13th. He'll get a cast today.