[NEws-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Coming up on News 7
How more layoffs in Southside may affect schools there.
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[VO-NAT]


An explosion kills dozens of people at a gambling parlor.
Fans say goodbye to singer Aaliyah.
Plus going to the TEch U-Conn game? Changes you may need to know about.
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[Anchor=Jean]


And high school highlights.
News 7 is next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]



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[SOT 00:01:38]
[IN Q=We cut nearly ]

((SHARON DODSON/SUPERINTENDENT: WE CUT NEARLY 50 POSITIONS IN THE SCHOOL DIVISION THIS YEAR, IN THE BUDGET THAT WE'RE ADMINISTRATING RIGHT NOW.))
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=administring right now]
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[VO-NAT]


Henry County Schools brace for more tough times- they too are affected by layoffs in Southside.
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[ANCHOR=JEan]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good evening....

[Furniture-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-20 TC36:35]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]


A double whammy for Martinsville and Henry County today.
Both Hooker and American Furniture companies are laying off workers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/File Tape]


About 100 people at the Hooker plant are losing their jobs.
Officials say the Martinsville plant was selected because it could be run more efficiently.
American Furniture is also handing out pink slips.
120 workers at its plants in Martinsville and Chilhowie are going.
Officials with American blamed the layoffs on the slump in the lodging industry-- it makes furniture for hotels, motels, nursing homes and the federal government.
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[Henry-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC37:55]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The layoffs will affect more than just the economy and the workers who are out of a job.
It will also have a major impact on the schools, especially in Henry County.
As Justin McLeod found out there are too many problems and not enough money to fix them all.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:20]
[IN Q=Thats been scraped over]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Danny Cannaday/Principal; :15]
[SUPER=@justin1; :37]
[SUPER=01-Sharon Dodson/Superintendent of Schools; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Henry Co.]

((NAT SOUND OF PRINCIPAL TALKING)) ((DANNY CANNADAY/PRINCIPAL: THATS BEEN SCRAPED OVER AND REPAINTED A NUMBER OF TIMES.))
[Runs=04]
[OUT Q=a number of times]


You need to look no further than Fieldale Elementary to understand the problems.
The building is more than sixty years old, and it shows.
[SOT 11:33]
[IN Q=We got leaks]

((DANNY CANNADAY/PRINCIPAL: WE GOT LEAKS, AND WE GOT SOME FLOORS THAT ARE CRACKING, THIS THAT AND OTHER, BUT OVERALL THE BUILDING IS FOUNDATIONALLY SOUND OR STABLE.))
[Runs=07]
[OUT Q=sound or stable]


A building that needs major renovations.
Teachers keep computers covered because of frequent leaks.
Classes are held next door and across the street.
There's not even enough electricity to run extra fans.
The district wants to make improvements but has no money to do so.
[SOT 2:06:47; TAPE 2]
[IN Q=Recent lay-offs like the ones here]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: RECENT LAY-OFFS LIKE THE ONES HERE AT HOOKER FURNITURE WILL ONLY MAKE THE SITUATION WORSE. AFTER ALL, PEOPLE TEND TO GO WHERE THE JOBS ARE SO AS PEOPLE MOVE OUT, SCHOOL ENROLLMENT GOES DOWN WHICH IN RETURN MEANS LESS STATE FUNDING FOR THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.))
[Runs=14]
[OUT Q=for the school district]

((NAT SOUND OF JANUARY MEETING; TAPE 00-44, 1:05:23))
District officials thought consolidation would solve the problem.
In January, the school board considered converting two of the county's four high schools into middle schools.
But the plan drew major opposition and today that project is on hold.
[SOT :00:07:53]
[IN Q=We just need to]

((SHARON DODSON/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE JUST NEED TO GET A SENSE IF THE COMMUNITY WANTS TO COMMIT TO LONG TERM CAPITOL PROJECTS OR NOT, THATS A HARD DECISION TO MAKE.))
[Runs=14]
[OUT Q=hard to decision to make]


A decision that means millions of dollars in improvements without costing the main goal-- giving kids a great education.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Henry County.

[Goodyear]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC1:48:44]
[GRAPHIC=Goodyear Layoffs]

Just 2-and-a-half months after tripling aircraft tire production, the Goodyear tire plant in Danville is facing layoffs and a slowdown in production.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape]

Goodyear will lay off 25 to 30 employees from its aircraft tire division tomorrow citing a slowdown in the market. A company spokesperson said additional layoffs are possible before the end of the year, but said that decision will be made later. The plant will also see a significant slowdown in production. Three months ago Goodyear laid off 150-workers from its truck tire division in Danville.
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[Cable-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A construction accident killed a Martinsville man today.
34-year old Charles Edward Belcher was climbing a power pole in Henry County when it snapped, hit Belcher in the head and fell to the ground.
He was taken to the hospital in Martinsville and was pronounced dead.
Belcher was working for Cable Contstructors when the accident happened.

[Minute-Silence]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-45 TC27:33]
[GRAPHIC=Supreme Court]


The challenges to Virginia's Minute of Silence law are not over yet.
The American Civil Liberties Union says it will ask the U-S Supreme Court to review the law.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./July 5, 2000]


The A-C-L-U says the law violates violates the contitutional guarantee of religious freedom.
The Commonwealth maintains the statute was designed to allow students to use the moment of silence in any way they choose, including... but not limited to prayer.
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[Japan-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]


A powerful explosion rocked a popular entertainment section of Tokyo tonight, killing 44 people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan]


The blast and subsequent fire happened in a 4-story gambling parlor.
Some of the victims jumped from third-story windows to escape the fire.
Others fled to the roof and were rescued from there.
No word yet on the cause of the explosion and fire.
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[CA-Standof]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Standoff]


A deadly standoff in California.. A police officer is dead.
Tonight investigators are searching a burned out home looking for the body of the suspect.
Jennifer Miller has the latest.
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[SOT 18:27:15]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Santa Clarita, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steven Hamburger/Neighbor; :24]
[SUPER=01-Lee Baca/L. A. County Sheriff; :41]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/Reporting; 1:11]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Los Angeles.]

((THIS IS HOW AN EFFORT TO SERVE A SEARCH WARRANT TO JAMES BECK ENDED .... A HOUSE IN NORTHERN LOS ANGELES COUNTY ENGULFED IN FLAMES ... AND A 17 YEAR VETERAN OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT DEAD. POLICE SAY BECK WAS IMPERSONATING A U-S MARSHAL AND STOCK PILING WEAPONS A THIS HOME IN A NEW UPSCALE NEIGHBORHOOD. BUT ONE SURPRISED NEIGHBOR SAYS HE NEVER SAW ANY WEAPONS. STEVEN HAMBURGER/NEIGHBOR "If my life depended on it, I couldn't pick him out of a lineup, just an ordinary guy, nothing special." AGENTS WITH THE BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND FIREARMS (AND THE L-A SHERIFFS OFFICE) WERE TRYING TO SERVE THE WARRANT ... WHEN THEY SAY BECK ENGAGED THEM IN A GUN BATTLE ... FINALLY SHOOTING AND KILLING L-A DEPUTY, JAKE KUREDJIAN. LEE BACA/LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF POLICE SAY BECK THEN BARRICADED HIMSELF INSIDE THE HOME AND CONTINUED TO FIRE AT OFFICERS. THEY FIRED BACK WITH TEAR GAS. SHORTLY AFTERWARD ... DARK SMOKE AND FLAMES BEGAN POURING OUT OF THE HOUSE ... BURNING IT TO THE GROUND. BECK BACKGROUND.. JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.))

[Iowa-Murders]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Seven people murdered in Sioux City, Iowa... and now one man is behind bars for the crimes.
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[VO-NAT 19]


Matthew Moss dated the woman who was killed......
[SUPER=03-Sioux City, IA]


He's suspected of killing her and her five children.
The body of one of Moss's friends was also found... a 58-year old murdered in his home about two miles away.
Police say the murders were grusome and the killer was creative in his choice of a weapon.
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[SOT 14:02:36]
[IN Q=]

((JOE FRISBEE/SIOUX CITY POLICE CHIEF; AS YOU CAN TELL I'M PRETTY EMOTIONAL AND OVERWHELMED OVER THIS INFORMATION.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Frisbee/Sioux City Police Chief;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=OVER THIS INFORMATION.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Chief would not say how the victims died.
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[Tease1]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


The legal fight over a chicken in Franklin County takes on a new twist.
We'll show you when we return.
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[VO-NAT 06 into bite]


And hundreds come out to say goodbye to singer Aaliyah....
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[SOT 16:49:45]
[IN Q=]

((SHE WAS.... YOUNG LADY.))
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=young lady.]
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[VO-NAT]


The story coming up on News 7.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Preview]
[GRAPHIC=None]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="hey sports...]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=....in sports."]

((Hey sports fans here's what's happening, The high school football season kicked off tonight Grant Noel gets his first start at Virginia Tech, The Richmond Spiders make a trip to Charlottesville to take on the Cavaliers and Kurt Busch captures the pole at Darlington.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Aaliyah]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Singer (A-lee-ahs) Aaliyah's life was like a fairy tale... so some say it was only appropriate that she receive a "fairytale" like send off.
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[VO-NAT 12]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


The singer's casket was carried through the streets of New York today in a glass paneled carriage drawn by two cream colored horses.
Hundreds of fans stood by to watch the funeral procession.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:50:15]
[IN Q=]

((THAT FAVORITE.. INSPIRED ONE A LOT.)) [BUTT TO 16:50:32] ((SHE SHOULD... REALLY SAD.))
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=REALLY SAD.]
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[VO-NAT]


Aaliyah also touched the lives of fellow celebrities like Mike Tyson, Sean P. Diddy Combs, MTV's Anada Lewis and Timbaland, Aaliyah's longtime producer.
Aaliyah and eight others were killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas last weekend.
They had just finished shooting a music video.
The service ended with the release of twenty two doves ... one for each year of the young singer's life.
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[Neely]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC1:01:28]
[GRAPHIC=Neely]

The jury simply didn't believe Keith Neely's testimony. That's the bottom line of a judge's report, recommending that the Christiansburg lawyer NOT get a new trial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Magistrate Judge Glen Conrad's report runs 48 pages and concludes Neely got a fair trial.
"All human endeavors are be-set with imperfections," Conrad wrote.
The point is not whether errors were made, but whether a Constitutional line has been crossed, Conrad wrote.
He decided it had not been and that Neely's motion for a new trial should be denied.
Judge Jackson Kiser will review the report and make the final decision whether Neely should be tried again on drug charges.
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[SML-Chicken]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-28 TC1:46:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Smith Mountain Lake's most famous outlaw chicken is showing no sign of flying the coop.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


But, these days, it IS showing an ENTRANCE sign.
The 8-foot rooster's owners say they found a loophole in Franklin County sign laws -- allowing two entrance signs.

So, that's what they painted on the bird's wing.
The county ordered it taken down, saying it was too close to other signs and the road.
No word from the county on whether the latest chicken caper is indeed legal.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


The father of a not so little little-leaguer could face criminal charges.
We'll explain why next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And love it or hate it, football season's about to take off in Blacksburg.
What you need to know about transportation, traffic and parking next.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
(///// SOT /////)

[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Little-League]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Little League phenom Danny (Al-mon-tay) Almonte is now being called a fraud.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT20:22:41]
[IN Q=We have a little]

((WE HAVE A LITTLE LEAGUE SERIES PERFECT GAME!))
[SUPER=03-Williamsport, PA/Last Week]
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=perfect game.]
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[VO-NAT]

Well, not quite perfect. After speculation, evidence was produced that proves Almonte is not twelve years old, rather, 14. His parents now may face criminal charges for falsifying his age on a passport.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:24:21]
[IN Q=Clearly, adults have]

((CLEARLY, ADULTS HAVE USED DANNY ALMONTE AND HIS TEAMMATES IN A MOST CONTEMTIBLE AND DESPICABLE WAY.))
[SUPER=01-Stephen Keener/ Little League President;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=and despicable way.]
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[VO-NAT]

Almonte's team has lost its third place title in the World Series and forfeited every victory this season. The team founder has been banned from baseball for life. But the young boy at the center of this scandal may have an even bigger price to pay. Sources say Almonte is in the country illegally, and hasn't attended school in a year.
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[Tech-Game]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-29 TC1:24:39]
[GRAPHIC=Tech Football]


Football fever kicks into high gear tomorrow as Tech hosts the season opener against the University of Connecticut. Officials say there are some changes the thousands of fans attending the game need to know. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has the details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NATS CHEERING STADIUM]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jana Eden/VT Senior; :09]
[SUPER=01-Donnetta Snider/Blacksburg Transit; :27 ]
[SUPER=01-Debra Duncan/VT Police Chief; :49]
[SUPER=01-Laura Moore/VT Junior; 1:18 QUICK]
[SUPER=@Rachel1; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=RC, NEWS 7, BLACKSBURG.]

((Nats Cheers The roar of a packed Lane Stadium will most likely be the same as years past if not louder on Saturday.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 38:28:20]
[IN Q=IT'S AWESOME]

((JANA EDEN/VT SENIOR; ITS AWESOME WHEN PEOPLE START GETTING EXCITED YOU CAN BARELY HEAR ANYTHING, ITS REALLY GREAT.))


[OUT Q=REALLY GREAT]

But fans are in for big changes when it comes to driving, parking, and catching a ride. Nats bus tc 33:24:14 Blacksburg Transit is no longer running buses on Washington Street or Spring Road.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 28:47:10]
[IN Q=its going to be a little]

((DONNETTA SNIDER/BLACKSBURG TRANSIT; ITS GOING TO BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT FOR FANS THERE GOING TO HAVE TO WALK FROM THE STADIUM TO AROUND TOP BURRUSS OR TO LIBRARY OR THE WAR MEMORIAL. ))
[OUT Q=THE WAR MEMORIAL.]

Transit officials say they're sticking to the drillfield to allow for quicker service by buses not getting caught up in pedestrian and car traffic near Lane. Nats looking for spot Finding a parking spot may be a challenge for those driving to campus. This year, there's only one lot with about 18-hundred spots.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:32:20]
[IN Q=THATS ALL THE ]

((DEBRA DUNCAN/VT POLICE CHIEF; THAT'S ALL THE PARKING WE HAVE AS FAR AS FOR THE PUBLIC THEY'LL BASICALLY Y HAVE TO GET TO THE STADIUM THE BEST WAY THEY CAN. ))
[OUT Q=WAY THEY CAN]

Nats I-81 cars Just getting to Blacksburg may take some extra time. Construction on Interstate-81 includes a new exit ramp for the University. ALL game traffic must exit at 118 and then use 118 B to get to the 460 bypass. Nats football game But while a trip to Tech's season opener may not be hassle free, fans are not discouraged.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 36:49:05]
[IN Q=it comes with]

((LAURA MOORE/VT JUNIOR; IT COMES WITH THE GAME, ITS ALL PART OF IT SO YOU GOTTA LOVE IT AND JUST SIT WITH IT ITS FINE.))
[OUT Q=ITS FINE]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION]

((RACHEL CANNON/NEWS 7; THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SAYS THE BEST ADVICE FOR PEOPLE DRIVING HERE TO BLACKSBURG IS TO ALLOT FOR EXTRA TIME GETTING TO THE STADIUM. KICK-OFF IS AT NOON. RACHEL CANNON, NEWS 7, BLACKSBURG.))
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, BLACKSBURG.]))
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[S-Byrd]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-96 (1:43:53)]
[GRAPHIC=Byrd/Glenvar]


William Byrd made a trip across the county for a game against Glenvar.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./William Byrd vs Glenvar; :00]


A beautiful evening in Highlander Heaven.
But the Terriers come up with the turnover late in the first as Jerome Mann recovers the bad Glenvar pitch for the first turnover of the game.
[SUPER=36-William Byrd/27/Glenvar/28/;]


Then Byrd quarterback Jeff Highfill rolls out around the end and scores on the 8 yard run to make it 7 to nothing but Glenvar comes back to win it 28 to 27 scoring with 41 seconds left in the game.
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[S-Cave]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-100 (1:10:42)]
[GRAPHIC=Cave Spring/Northside]


Over at Cave Spring tonight, The Knights went out of district taking on the Northside Vikings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Cave Spring vs Northside; :00]


Cave Coach Ben Foutz getting his players fired up.
Late in the fourth quarter trailing 7 to nothing the Vikings are forced to punt from their own 27 Michael Brammer fields the punt on his 35 yard line and he takes it up the sideline then cuts back to the middle of the field for a 40 yard return setting up a touchdown.
[SUPER=36-Cave Spring/17/Northside/0/;]


Then 4 plays later Knights quarterback Tom Hagan runs the option pitching to Desmond Jalloh who scores on the short run and Cave Spring wins it 17 to nothing.
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[FFE-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=FFE Logo]


Friday Football Extra kicks off its 18-th season tonight with highlights from 15 games throughout the area. [PINNACLE BOARD FULL SCREEN]
And coaches remember please call in those scores and tune in to Your Hometown station for our first week of live action.
And here's a look at some of tonight's scores. [MOTION]
[IN Q="First scores...]
[RUNS=:50]
[OUT Q=....last score.]
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[SUPER=55-Franklin Co./43/Laurel Park/6/Salem/20/Brookville/0/Patrick Henry/3/Lord Botetourt/6;]



[SUPER=55-Carroll Co./7/Patrick Co./20/Rural Retreat/0/Floyd/27/Amherst Co./26/William Fleming/17;]



[SUPER=55-Ft. Chiswell/0/George Wythe/28/Bassett/0/Gretna/60/Blacksburg/17/Giles/7;]



[SUPER=55-Pocahontas/7/Craig Co./0/Magna Vista/13/G.W. Danville/54/Lynchburg Christian/9/Altavista/14;]



[SUPER=55-Northside/0/Cave Spring/17/F. Collinsville/33/James River/39/Pound/12/Northwood/26;]



[SUPER=55-Pulaski Co./59/Tazewell/7/Buffalo Gap/21/Bath Co./28/Martinsville/13/Rustburg/7;]



[SUPER=55-Heritage/6/Tunstall/24/Lunenburg/21/William Campbell/27/Radford/49/Parry McCluer/0;]



[SUPER=55-Bland Co./12/Pikeview/22/E. Montgomery/36/Narrows/22/Galax/45/Holston/12;]



[SUPER=55-Grayson/20/Alleghany, NC/13/William Byrd/27/Glenvar/28/Abingdon/27/P.H. Glade Spring/6;]



[SUPER=55-Nottoway/7/Liberty/54/Gate City/0/Richlands/28/Christiansburg/34/Staunton River/28;]



[SUPER=55-Randolph Henry/28/Prince Edward/32/Appomattox/No/Buckingham Co./Rpt./E.C. Glass/No/N. Stafford/Rpt.;]



[SUPER=55-Bluestone/No/Halifax Co./Rpt./Alleghany/No/Covington/Rpt./North Cross/No/Blessed Sacrament/Rpt.;]





[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-103(43:35)]
[GRAPHIC=UVa football]


The Virginia football team battles Richmond tomorrow. Steve Mason has more from the Spiders camp.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="first audio]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Hite/UVa Marketing; :08]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :28]
[SUPER=01-Jim Reid/Richmond Head Football Coach; :38]
[SUPER=@steve1; :55]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Football Coach; 1:06]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=....news 7 sports"]
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((Some fans will witness Al Groh's debut at Scott Stadium from a more comfortable seat than in years past. ((JOHN HITE/UVA MARKETING DEPARTMENT:)) The UVa marketing department and the ROTC are renting two thousand of these seats for 4 bucks. Well over 55 thousand fans are expected for Saturday's one-double A Richmond game. The Spiders are preparing for a not so warm welcome from Al Groh's Cavaliers. ((JIM REID/RICHMOND HEAD FOOTBALL COACH:)) ((STEVE MASON:))
((AL GROH/UVA HEAD FOOTBALL COACH:)) UVa is 23-2 and 2 all time against Richmond, the players expect a score closer than the series record. ((:)) ((:)) The Uva grounds crew has worked all week for the 4:30 kickoff. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))

[S-Noel]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-98 10734tc]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL]

The 9th ranked Hokies open the year at high Noon tomorrow against U-Conn. All eyes will be on junior quarterback Grant Noel.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=01-Grant Noel/Makes First Start Against U-Conn; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/99 Career Wins at Va. Tech; :12]
[SUPER=01-Andre Davis/Va. Tech Senior Flanker; :31]
[RUNS=:40]
[OUT Q=...explosive OFFENSE."]
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[talent=roy]
[graphic=jmu]

James Madison opens up its 2001 campaign tomorrow night at six against Elon at Bridgeforth Stadium.
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]

And in the ODAC, nationally ranked Bridgewater opens its season against another top 10 team Western Maryland at home at one.


[S-Ferrum]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-105 (56:26)]
[GRAPHIC=Ferrum Logo]


The Ferrum Panthers open their season at home tomorrow against Wesley. The Panthers lost to Wesley last year by 3 points and many players from that team are back.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="They have...]
[SUPER=01-Dave Davis/Ferrum Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=.....I'm not."]
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[TALENT=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold logo]


The Panthers will kick it off tomorrow at one oclock.


[S-Liberty]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Liberty University]


Liberty University opens its season tomorrow night. The Flames are on the road for a game against Appalachian State. Kick off at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, North Carolfina is 7 oclock.


[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-102 (1:05:12)]
[GRAPHIC=NFL Logo]


In the N-F-L tonight, The Falcons hosted the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/WTOG; :]


Michael Vick led the Falcons on a scoring drive in the second quarter he fakes the pitch and keeps the ball running 29 yards to the Tampa 7 yard line setting up a Jake Ariens field goal.
And Atlanta goes on to win the game 36 to 7.
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-104 4417TC]
[GRAPHIC=DARLINGTON]

The Winston Cup drivers have their hands full in Darlington this weekend. Sunday they will race in the Mountain Dew Southern 500.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Darlington, SC/CNN-SI; :00]

Today they qualified. Ward Burton tried to find a groove on the high side of the lady in black and found out why Darlington is too tough to tame. Kurt Busch, the rookie shocked everyone by winning the pole - the first of his career in the Sharpie Ford. Here's the starting grid.
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[GO TO BOARDS] [WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5016;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Kurt Busch/168.048/2. Jeff Gordon//3. Jeremy Mayfield//4. Rusty Wallace//5. Kevin Harvick//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. John Andretti//7. Ricky Craven//8. Ken Schrader//9. Bill Elliott//10. Bobby Labonte//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Jerry Nadeau//12. Sterling Marlin//13. Mark Martin//14. Dave Blaney//15. Jimmy Spencer//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Robert Pressley//17. Johnny Benson//18. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//19. Terry Labonte//20. Elliott Sadler//;]


[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Bobby Hamilton//22. Stacy Compton//23. Jeff Burton//24. Joe Nemechek//25. Michael Waltrip//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-26. Ricky Rudd//27. Dale Jarrett//28. Matt Kenseth//29. Kevin Lepage//30. Casey Atwood//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Todd Bodine//32. Brett Bodine//33. Tony Stewart//34. Steve Park//35. Mike Skinner//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Hut Stricklin//37. Ward Burton/Prov/38. Jason Leffler/Prov/39. Mike Wallace/Prov/40. Ron Hornaday/Prov/

;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Buckshot Jones/Prov/42. Kyle Petty/Prov/43. Rick Mast/Prov/;]
[RUNS=:45]
[OUT Q=...last driver."]
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[talent=mike]
[gtaphic=hold darlington]

Dave Marcis and Andy Houston failed to make the race.



[Art-Gallery]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC1:01:08]
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A local art gallery opens to serve the needs of the homeless.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


It's called "Art on a Mission." And it's located inside Tanglewood Mall.
The Roanoke Rescue Mission opened the store as way to raise money for a Health Center for the homeless.
The gallery features the work of both local and national artists -- along with antiques and other collectibles.
The store officially opens tomorrow morning at 10. (------------)