[1-News-Head]

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


First off on NEWS 7 tonight: We'll hear about several factors that contributed to last year's fatal plane crash in Lexington.
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[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]


And they're filling in the gaps in medivac coverage in Central Virginia.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Coming up tonight on the Big 7, the Ferrum College Panthers have some high hopes for the upcoming football season. And the high school season kicks off tomorrow night.
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[VO-NAT]

We'll have the complete rundown of games on our side of the state as we get ready for the 18th season of Friday Football Extra.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


A day or two of thunderstorms followed by a great change of pace for the holiday weekend. Details just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The final report on a plane crash says pilot error caused the accident.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The pilot and a passenger were killed a year ago today in Lexington...
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Lex-Crash]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-48 TC03:24]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The National Transportation Safety Board released its findings today on the crash that killed two men.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The report says inadaquate preflight planning contributed to the wreck. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 MB GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Richard/MB SET;]

Richard Lesko is here tonight with more on the N-T-S-B report.
[LIVE=Richard/FULL MB SET]
[SUPER=@Richard1]

Well Keith and Shannon, the report says New York resident Jack Gambino probably became disoriented in the clouds when he tried to fly into bad weather over Lexington.
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[VO-NAT]

[***RICHARD'S MIC HOT***]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/August 30, 2000]

Witnesses saw the single-engine plane break up in the air before it plunged to the ground on Washington Street in Lexington last year. The report says Gambino flew into marginal visual weather conditions, and had not obtained a pre-flight weather report. The pilot did not file a flight plan when he left Martinsburg, West Virginia en route to South Carolina. Even though the plane's annual inspection had run out, there appears to be no evidence of any mechanical failure. According to the report, the plane's annual inspection was five weeks overdue, and Gambino's flight review was eight months overdue.
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[***HOLD NEWS 7 @ 6 MB GRAPHIC***]
[LIVE=Richard/FULL]

The report also says Gambino hadn't trained on instruments for 10 years before the accident, and was not instrument-rated.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Richard/MB SET;]

And Keith and Shannon, the report does not address exactly why the plane broke up in the air before crashing into downtown Lexington.

[Price]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-30 TC1:36:06]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Witnesses say a teenage girl may have fatally shot her friend over a broken fingernail.
Today, a judge found probable cause to charge 15-year-old Rebecca Cristina Price with murder.
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[VO-NAT]


16-year-old Neville (nuh-VIL) "Cut-Cut" Swain died shortly after he was shot in the head inside his Elm Street apartment last March.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March;]


One of Swain's friends who was also in the apartment 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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[SOT 21:01:46 - :57]
[IN Q=It was more of a]

((NEAL HORN/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: IT WAS MORE OF A PLAYFUL DISAGREEMENT. SHE LEFT THE DEN THEY WERE SITTING IN, SHE WENT BACK IN THE BEDROOM, PICKED UP THE PISTOL, WENT BACK IN THE DEN, POINTED IT AT HIS HEAD AND PULLED THE TRIGGER.))
[SUPER=01-Neal Horn/Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=pulled the trigger.]
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[VO-NAT]


Attorneys for Price say the shooting was an accident and she did not know the gun was loaded.
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[Roanoke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-38 TC56:45]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The family of a 14-year-old girl shot to death last year says the boy who killed her is getting a slap on the wrist.
Today, a judge sentenced the 16-year-old to 64 hours of community service.
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[VO-NAT]


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 on News Year's Eve at a 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.
She says he should serve time.
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[SOT 28:52 - :29:01]
[IN Q=The only one]

((CORLISS JONES/VICTIM'S GRANDMOTHER: THE ONLY PERSON WHO'S PAYING TIME IS US. WE'RE IN A LOT OF PAIN AND WE'LL BE IN PAIN THE REST OF OUR LIVES. THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT THEIR PAIN. WHAT ABOUT OUR PAIN?))
[SUPER=01-Corliss Jones/Victim's Grandmother;]
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[OUT Q=what about our pain?]
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[VO-NAT]


Teachers and relatives testified on the boy's behalf, saying he's depressed and suffered enough already.
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[Dog-Fighting]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC08:41]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A dog fighting expert from Pittsylvania County was fined 10-thousand dollars today and sentenced to serve two and a half years in prison.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Philip Reynolds not only trained fighting dogs and entered them in dog fights in South Carolina, he produced a training video and published the American Game Dog Times. Reynolds was found guilty of using depictions of animal cruelty in interstate commerce.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]

In handing down the 30-month sentence, Judge Sam Wilson said, "I don't understand why anyone would take any kind of entertainment in this kind of suffering."

[Fleetwood]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC1:43:30]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath]


They may be down, but they are certainly not out at Fleetwood Homes in Bedford.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


The company's office trailer caught fire last night while several employees were still in the building.
Everyone managed to get out, but the facility sustained several thousand dollars in damage.
Today the company is cleaning up and doing its best to get back in business.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We've got crews]

((JASON WOOLDRIDGE: WE'VE GOT CREWS COMING IN TONIGHT AND TWO DIFFERENT CREWS WILL BE SETTING UP A TEMPORARY OFFICE INTO THE DEEP HOURS OF THE NIGHT, I'M SURE.))
[SUPER=01-Jason Wooldrige/Fleetwood Homes]
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[OUT Q=I'm sure.]
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[VO-NAT]


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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[Medflight]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-29 TC1:22:02]
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A new era of emergency medical care has landed in central Virginia..
After years of waiting, the region finally has an emergency medical helicopter to call its own.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Steve /Lynchburg Bureau;]


Steve Smallshaw is here to tell us more..
[LIVE=Steve/FULL Lynchburg Bureau]
[SUPER=@ssm1]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg]


It's like insurance.. you hope you never need it, but it's nice to know it's there if you do.
And residents from Lynchburg to Southside got a new policy today.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When Steve]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Steve Newman/(R) Lynchburg; :13]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :48]
[SUPER=01-Linda Sayles/Trauma Flight Coordinator; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Pat Bruce/Med Flight Supervisor; 1:21]
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[OUT Q=beat the golden hour.]

(( When state senator Steve Newman looks at a map of Virginia, he sees circles.. around Richmond, Roanoke, Charlottesville and northern Virginia.. circles that show these areas are serviced by an emergency medical helicopter.
[SOT 10:10:41]

((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R- LYNCHBURG: THERE IS ONLY ONE PART OF VIRGINIA THAT DOES NOT HAVE THIS CRITICAL CARE AND THAT IS THE LYNCHBURG- DANVILLE AREA.))
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[OUT Q=Danville area.]


So Newman and his colleagues found money in the state budget for the State Police to lease four new medevac choppers.. allowing Chesterfield County to send its old copter to Lynchburg.
Central Virginia also gets an 18- member crew of pilots, nurses and paramedics, who will provide emergency medical care around the clock.
[SOT 10:09:17]

((SEN. NEWMAN: WHAT IS SITTING BEHIND US TODAY IS GOING TO SAVE LIVES, SAVE LIMBS AND BE A TREMENDOUS ASSET FOR CENTRAL VIRGINIA.))
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[OUT Q=for central Virginia.]


From the moment an accident or injury takes place, the clock starts ticking.
E-M-T's will tell you that every second counts in this so- called "golden hour".. when the question of life or death is answered by how quickly the patient receives treatment.
In that respect, there's nothing quicker than a medevac helicopter.
[SOT 19:40:47]

((LINDA SAYLES/TRAUMA FLIGHT COORDINATOR: FOR THIS AREA, IT WILL MEAN A SHORTER RESPONSE TIME. FOR UNITS THAT ARE PRETTY MUCH 15 TO 30 TO 45 MILES FROM OUR AREA, IT TAKES A LONG TIME FOR THEM TO GET IN AND IF IT'S NEEDED THEY CAN BE THERE IN 15 MINUTES OR LESS.))
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[OUT Q=minutes or less.]
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((SGT. PAT BRUCE/MED FLIGHT SUPERVISOR: IN MEDICAL EMERGENCIES, IF IT'S A TRAUMA, YOU'VE GOT THAT GOLDEN HOUR WHETHER OR NOT IT MAKES A DECISION OF LIFE OR DEATH AND THE HELICOPTER CAN CERTAINLY BEAT THE GOLDEN HOUR.))
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[OUT Q=the golden hour.]))
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[LIVE=Steve/FULL Lycnhburg Bureau]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg;]


Crews have spent the past few weeks training both on the ground and in the air.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Steve/Microwave;]


The helicopter will go into service this Saturday.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


A Roanoke music company gets a big bluegrass honor and is hoping for more.
We'll explain why a little later on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And we'll check in on yet another mold-cleanup effort at a local school.
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[Kaine-Katzen]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC59:17]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Boy Scouts, the American flag, and prayer in school.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


If you believe Republican Jay Katzen, Democrat Tim Kaine's against all three.
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[SUPER=403-Richmond;]


The Richmond mayor held a news conference today to denounce what he called Katzen's "make believe" charges in the race for lieutenant governor.
Kaine even showed a videotape of Katzen speaking at a fundraiser in July.
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[SOT 11:47:05 ]
[IN Q=He doesn't think the Boy Scouts]

((JAY KATZEN/CAMPAIGN VIDEO: HE DOESN'T THINK THE BOY SCOUTS OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO MEET AT OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS. IN FACT, AS HE TAKES THE BOY SCOUTS OUT OF OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS, HE'S GONNA TAKE THE FLAG OUT BECAUSE HE DOESN'T WANT US TO PLEDGE TO IT. HE'S GONNA TAKE SCHOOL PRAYER OUT.))
[SUPER=404-Kaine Campaign Amateur Video]
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[OUT Q=gonna take school prayer out.]
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Kaine says he confronted Katzen on the Boy Scout charge in a radio debate the pair did this week.
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[SOT 11:37:31]
[IN Q=It was an example of a]

((TIM KAINE/D-CANDIDATE FOR LT. GOVERNOR: IT WAS AN EXAMPLE OF A COMPLETELY FABRICATED CLAIM. AND BOB, WHEN YOU AND I PRESSED HIM, WE BOTH PRESSED HIM, WELL GIVE US SOME EVIDENCE. LITERALLY, I'M SITTING, I'M SITTING ABOUT AS CLOSE TO DELEGATE KATZEN AS I AM TO CHRISTINA. HE WOULD NOT EVEN LOOK ME IN THE FACE AS I ASKED HIM THAT QUESTION. BUT HE CONTINUED TO INSIST THAT I WAS SOMEHOW ANTI-BOY SCOUT.))
[SUPER=@Kaine;]
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[OUT Q=insist that I was somehow anti- Boy Scout.]
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[VO-NAT :27]


Katzen responds in a faxed press release: "Mr. Kaine, given the fact of your strong support, as a civil rights lawyer, for civil liberties for gays and lesbians, and because the Boy Scouts have been under attack in some quarters for that same issue, I concluded that you would be one of their critics, too."
Kaine says he's against discrimination against gays and lesbians in housing and employment -- but does not support gay marriage ... and his sons are Boy Scouts.
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[Boucher]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC1:46:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Giles County officials are hoping federal funding will translate into jobs and economic development.
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[VO-NAT :17.5]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

Representative Rick Boucher announced nearly 4-hundred-thousand dollars in federal monies to the Town of Pembroke today. The funds took eight-months to get and will be used to expand the area's waste and wastewater systems. The addition will service the county's new industrial park.
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[SOT 4:44:15 :57]
[IN Q=the construction]

((REP. RICK BOUCHER/(D) 9TH DISTRICT; THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SYSTEM WILL GREATLY ENHANCE THE ATTRACTIVENESS OF THE GILES COUNTY INDUSTRIAL PARK TO COMPANIES THAT ARE IN SEARCH OF NEW LOCATIONS TO MAKE INVESTMENTS AND TO CREATE NEW JOBS.))
[SUPER=@Boucher;]
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[OUT Q=CREATE NEW JOBS.]
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[VO-NAT]

Construction at the industrial park is already underway. County officials say they've received interest from businesses for re-location to the site but could not be specific.

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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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Another dismal day on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/171.32/9919.58/y/51.49/1791.68;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW plunged 171 points, closing below the ten-thousand mark for the first time since April.
NASDAQ fell 51 and a half.
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[Monelison]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC58:46]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Cleanup crews say they've gotten a handle on mold found in another central Virginia school.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Workers with Southern Air spent most of last night inside Monelison Middle School in Amherst County after staff noticed mold growing in a classroom and on several partitions.
The mold has been removed and crews will give 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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[Franklin-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


State Police released the wrong age for the man killed in a traffic accident in Franklin County yesterday.
Harold Wayne Prillaman was 47...not 71, as a police spokesman told us.

[Acutab]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-20 TC33:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]


When the International Bluegrass Music Awards are handed out in October... John Lawless hopes a project he put together will come away a winner.
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[VO-NAT]


Knee Deep in Bluegrass: The Acutab Sessions was released by Rebel Records last year.
The CD includes many of the artists who have appeared in the bluegrass music books that Lawless produces.
The project is nominated in two categories including instrumental album, and recorded event.
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[SOT 27:54]
[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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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Southwest Virginia will be well-represented at the IBMA Awards. Other nominees from our area include, Ralph Stanley, Dan Tyminski, Herschel Sizemore and members of the Lonesome River Band.

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Coming up tonight on the Big 7, the complete schedule of games for the opening night of high school football. Plus, Franklin County is looking to continue building in the Miles era.
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[VO-NAT]

And Ferrum College takes its turn as our preseason college football previews continue.
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[S-Skins]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-97]
[GRAPHIC=REDSKINS/PATRIOTS]


The Washington Redskins close out the preseason tonight on the road against the New England Patrtiots. This will be an important night for Jeff George.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA; :00]

The 11 year veteran has been bothered all summer long with tendinitis in his right throwing shoulder. Last week he looked very tentative and his arm appeared to be weaker than normal. He will play a full half tonight.
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[S-Ferrum]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-96 (1:42:22)]
[GRAPHIC=Ferrum Logo]


It's a new season at Ferrum College and the success of this Panther team will be determined on how a young core of players adapts to the college game.
Roy Stanley has more.
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[IN Q="The Panthers...]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dave Davis/Ferrum Head Coach; :17]
[SUPER=01-Phillip Hairston/Ferrum Quarterback; :46]
[SUPER=@Roy1; 1:15(quick)]
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[OUT Q=......news 7 sports."]

((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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[S-Eagles]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-98 (1:06:19)]
[GRAPHIC=FFE Logo]


The Billy Miles era begins its second season at Franklin County tomorrow night. And if preseason practice is any indication the Eagles could be a team to contend with.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :]


When Miles blew the whistle starting preseason practice, 79 players suited up for varsity football.
The Eagles hit the weights hard in the off season so they're bigger and stronger.
And they are executing on both sides of the ball
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[SOT]
[IN Q="The system...]
[SUPER=01-Billy Miles/Franklin County Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=.......at the same time."]
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[VO-NAT]


Even Miles admits that he can sometimes be hard to deal with. But the players have adjusted and they believe they can compete with any team on the schedule.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="We're a lot...]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Bowles/Eagle Quarterback; :04]
[SUPER=01-Keith Cooper/Eagle Fullback; :13]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=.....we're ready."]
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[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-94]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


The Eagles open on the road tomorrow night. Friday Football Extra kicks off it's 18th season of LIVE action as well, and each and every Thursday at this time we'll give you the schedule of every game on this side of the state with kickoff times. The home teams are on the bottom.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=AUDIO FULL]
[RUNS=1:00]
[OUT Q=...MUSIC FADES]

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